“Mercenary Corporation Online,” a hit online MMOFPS which was unveiled at E3 in the year of 2015 was set in an alternate modern world where countries are governed by corporations and advancement in technology of war boomed at an alarming rate. The game immediately became a massive hit at launch in the year of 2019 with more than 600,000,000 users simultaneously logging to take advantage of the “Day 0” event.
A year later after the launch, the company “Valk Inc,” announced world wide that there will be collaboration contents from other well-known developers in the future updates. In 2020 “Mercenary Corporation Online” had its first major collaboration event from EA called, “Battlefield Bad Company” or B.B.C for short. Players were given the chance to acquire unique Assistant Characters which were to be implemented in the next update. “Assistant Characters” are AI controlled avatars that a player can summon to help in a battlefield for solo players who prefer the “lone wolf” life.
The collaboration between “EA” and “Valk Inc” took the entire gaming industry by surprise and soon other developers followed suit. Soon later “Valk Inc” grew into a mega developer with offices worldwide and as a result many job requests were sent out to fill those offices. The Crossfire collaboration from Z8games was held in the year of 2021 as a last-ditch effort to lure in NA players to their sequel Crossfire 2 and surprisingly enough Z8games was able to get around 20% of NA region players.
In E3 of 2022, “Valk Inc” and “Vive” announced that a Full Dive Virtual Reality or FDVR for short, was in development and will be released world wide of 2025 along with two major collaboration events running side by side. The spokesperson showed footages of the optimized FDVR version of “Mercenary Corporation Online” along with a demo mission involving three factions in an all-out-war from said hinted collaborations. During the three years while everyone was waiting anxiously for the FDVR release along with the optimized version of the game, “Valk Inc” was battling a never-ending war with a large influx of moders, cheaters, and hackers in the PC version of “Mercenary Corporation Online”. In response the company decided to hire administrators and moderators around the globe thus a hiring bulletin was posted on their homepage. After the hiring bulletin went live in November 2022, “Valk Inc” received almost 200,000 applications and over the course of the next five months the 200,000 applications went down to just 500.
The 500 lucky applicants then had to go through five stages of interview in game and out of the 500, at least 300 applicants failed at the 5th stage of the process which was a “Live Scenario” which the head administrator and head moderator played out live in game scenario just to see how the applicants would react and deal with said the scenario. Only 200 applicants had passed which was roughly what both the head administrator and head moderator had estimated prior to the interview. Among the 200 applicants only one was promoted to “Administrator” due his outstanding responses and methods throughout the entire interview. As for the identities and amount of the “Administrators” hired remain a mystery even to this day to both players and “Valk Inc” staff members.