volare welcomes Red Packet Server!

We’re back in the mid of the weekend to announce the novel we teased a few days ago, Red Packet Server translated by Selutu! Written by Zhi Xin (知新), this novel will be accessible on iReader’s app in a few days.

This is a heck of a funny story with a fast paced plot, one for those who like action and a ton of comedy. Selutu, previously of Special Forces Spirit, has got quite a few chapters queued up for you guys.

On a certain day, Ye Zichen was dragged into a deities’ chat group. These deities liked to brag, and also liked to send red packets.

Ever since then, Ye Zichen’s life has had unbelievable changes.

The God of Fortune sent a red packet. I’m going snatch it! Wow, I got a large gold ingot.

Taibai Jinxing sent a red packet, I’m going to snatch it as well! Wow, I got a thousand years of cultivation.

Super WeChat Red Envelope Group, with a swipe of my hands, I got them red packets.

Stop messing around, I’m going to snatch red envelopes now!

 

Readers will be introduced to a part of Chinese popular culture in this novel. The initial part of the novel focuses on WeChat (of which the Western equivalent might be WhatsApp). And the rest as told by Selutu:

As I’ve mentioned in yesterday’s post, red packets (or red envelopes) are part of the Chinese New Year tradition. They are packets/envelopes containing a bit of money, giving from a person to those of a younger generation as both a symbol of good wishes and good fortune.

However, as time passed by, red packets have become more than that. They are no longer limited to Chinese New Year, and would be given at a lot of other situations as well. An example of this would be during a wedding to the couple or to the child on their birthday. Ever since the “Red Packet” function has been added to WeChat, it has also become a way for people to send presents to one another in private or to a large group of people.

Recipient or successful snatching of a red packet!

In the latter case, people would have to “snatch” up red packets, since there would be a limited amount, while the amount of money the red packets contains would often range from a rather low amount to 10 or even 100 times it.

“Red Packet Groups” are chat groups on WeChat that takes this to the extreme. By utilizing the “Red Packet” function of WeChat, people in the group would often send out red packets, and the person with the best luck (thus getting the highest amount of money from the red packet) would then be obligated to send out more red packets in order to continue this “game”.

From left to right: 1) Interface of WeChat. 2) Preparation of Red Packet. 3) Sender sees a list of people who’ve successfully snatched up the red packet.

 

There are currently 20 chapters out already, and we’ve got a heck of a few mass releases planned over the next couple of days. Selutu’s initial schedule will be 7x a week, but you guys might remember his speed from previous novels. So welcome back to Selutu and hello to Red Packet Server!