In Ready Player One, the main character Wade often describes how little money he has and how he lives in poverty.
However, why doesn’t he play OASIS game tournaments or PvP for money?
His friend Aech hosts the Basement and the book says “Hosting a chat room this large wasn’t cheap, but Aech could afford it. He made quite a bit of dough competing in televised PvP arena games after school and on the weekends.”
And Wade says “Aside from yours truly, Aech was the best all-around gamer I’d ever encountered.”
Also...Wade describes Aech as someone who has a lot of money and who is famous. And Wade says Aech is his best friend who he’s known for 3 years.
So why does Wade have literally like 3 items and noobie gear? Does his best friend not give him a single nice gift or voucher, even on holidays?
I just don’t understand how Wade is a nobody characters at the start of the book if he’s got amazing gaming skills that can make you tournament money and a wealthy famous best friend.
Note: I’m still reading through the book.