Chapter 95: I Need a Wheel of Fortune
Author: Black Lantern (黑色花灯)
Translated by Pill Bug
Edited by Gumihou
Ye Fei arrived a little earlier than Feng Tianlai. He went for the same seat and ordered a cup of black tea. Not long after his tea arrived, Feng Tianlai rushed through the door as if his pants were on fire.
As soon as he sat down, Feng Tianlai said, “Deity Ye, you sure are handsome today, ah.”
Ye Fei: “………..”
He discovered one good point about Feng Tianlai. This person would tell him a big truth every time they met. This good point was very good indeed.
“Supervisor Feng’s elegance is also mesmerising ah.”
Feng Tianlai: “……….”
Deity Ye, are you sure this is a phrase to describe a man?
“Haha, Deity Ye overpraises. By the way, today, Deity Ye’s record is too formidable, I haven’t had time to congratulate you yet.”
Ye Fei waved his hand and said, “As I have said before, that was the viewers giving me face and supporting me. Well, shall we go and have something to eat?”
Feng Tianlai really was a little hungry. He had come here right away after work, not having eaten even a single bite of food.
“Allow me to treat,” Feng Tianlai declared grandly.
Ye Fei laughed, “Then I’ll freeload off you.”
Since Feng Tianlai did not order any drink, they left after Ye Fei paid for his tea. The two of them did not go anywhere fancy. In fact, they ended up at Fatty’s Stall. After ordering a few dishes and a couple of bottles of beer, they began to chat over drinks.
Feng Tianlai was not good with alcohol. A single glass of beer was enough to turn this fellow’s cheeks red.
“Deity Ye, may I know why you requested to see me?” after a mouthful of food, Feng Tianlai asked.
Ye Fei said, “I want to see you over one matter.”
“Can you help me set up one more thing in the channel?”
Feng Tianlai paused, unsure of what Ye Fei was talking about. He asked, “What thing?”
Ye Fei put down his chopsticks, made a circle with his hands and said, “A spinning wheel, a… Wheel of Fortune, you might say.”
“Wheel of Fortune? What for?”
“It’s like this. As you know, I do live cooking on video. However, this kind of broadcast has its pros and cons. So long as something looks beautiful on camera, it would attract the audience’s attention. However, a dish must be appreciated through sight, fragrance, and taste. Unfortunately, the viewers can only appreciate the first point. Whether something is delicious or not, they can only guess it through my reaction.
This limits the effectiveness of the broadcast. That is why I want to have a Wheel of Fortune in my channel. All the usernames of the viewers will appear on this Wheel of Fortune. Whenever I broadcast, I shall use this Wheel to draw two names from the audience and give them an opportunity to appear as my guest, allowing them to experience the taste of delicious food. What do you think?”
By the time Ye Fei was done speaking, Feng Tianlai’s eyes had gone very wide. He stared at Ye Fei for so long that goosebumps formed on Ye Fei’s skin.
“I say, is that doable, ah? Don’t look at me with such eyes. It’s weird and creepy. Oh, one other thing, you should rub the corner of your eyes. There’s a bunch of stuff there. We’re eating now, it’s really kind of off-putting, you know?”
Feng Tianlai: “………”
He quickly lowered his head, took out a tissue and vigorously rubbed the corners of his eyes. Then, he went back to his wide-eyed staring.
Ye Fei was about to lose his temper, “Have you gone insane? Can or not, say something!”
Feng Tianlai suddenly slapped his thighs, then stretched his thumbs towards Ye Fei, saying, “Deity Ye is really Deity Ye, your idea is really too awesome. Aiya, we have so many people on the platform, why did no one ever think of such a brilliant method? With a Wheel of Fortune as part of the broadcast, audience interaction would increase, this is an incredibly wonderful idea, ah!”
“Enough with your nonsense, I want to know whether it is possible.”
“This… To be honest, this falls under the technical department’s jurisdiction. My department does not have the authority or skill for such modifications. How about this, shall I call them now and ask on your behalf whether it is possible?”
Although Feng Tianlai had received Zhao Sen’s message to cooperate fully with Ye Fei’s request, he really could not accept the job right away because it was not under his jurisdiction, so he had to ask first.
Ye Fei also did not say anything.
Feng Tianlai took the hint and called Zhao Sen on his cell phone, informing his superior about Ye Fei’s idea.
Zhao Sen also exclaimed about what an excellent idea it was. However, he also could not make the decision. After two seconds of dithering, he called up Ma Qingyun.
Didn’t Ma Qingyun specifically say during that day’s meeting that matters pertaining to Ye Fei may be reported directly to him? Since Ma Qingyun was the big boss, he could order the technical department to install this modification into the broadcasting channel. Although it was ‘just’ adding a wheel of fortune, there should be a lot of little fiddly technical things to consider.
After hearing Zhao Sen’s report, Ma Qingyun laughed and said, “What’s so difficult about this? I’ll call the technical department manager right now. Inform Ye Fei that a Wheel of Fortune will appear in his channel tomorrow.”
Zhao Sen had not expected Ma Qingyun to happily agree just like that.
In fact, how could he have known what was going on in Ma Qingyun’s head? The moment Ma Qingyun heard about Ye Fei’s request for a Wheel of Fortune, joy suffused his heart. That’s because this kind of idea was not only useful for Ye Fei, but it could also be incorporated into the whole QQ Platform. In fact, ALL broadcasters should have this Wheel of Fortune in their channels so that they could have more direct interaction with the viewers.
For example, broadcasters from the Song & Dance Section could choose a lucky audience member through the Wheel of Fortune to sing with them. If they could not sing, they could still be a backup dancer and be part of the broadcast for the day.
The Storytelling Section had it even better. Since a Storytelling Section Broadcaster often performs solo, if he could interact with a witty audience, ratings could be increased through a double comedy duo.
As for other sections, they could invite viewers to participate in various activities together in person, thus increasing the flow of viewers on the platform.
One could say that Ye Fei’s idea would significantly upgrade all programs across the board for QQ Platform.
Only if Ma Qingyun was an idiot would he not agree.
Very soon, news came back to the people at Fatty’s Stall.
Feng Tianlai excitedly said, “Deity Ye, it’s done. When the superiors heard about your Wheel of Fortune idea, they had nothing but support for it as it would upgrade the platform’s performance. Moreover, it shall be implemented not only on your channel, but on all channels under QQ. The superiors are so happy about your wonderful idea that they are prepared to reward you for it!”
Ye Fei: “……….”
Damn, like this also can?
I just came up with a random idea to interact with the audience ah, even this can still be rewarded?
But no matter what, a reward is a good thing.
He also did not care about QQ Platform implementing the Wheel of Fortune for other broadcasters. Even if he did not say anything, sooner or later, the more discerning broadcasters would request it anyway.
Moreover, this Wheel of Fortune thing, once installed, would only be one of the tools available to broadcasters. Whether a broadcaster could fully make use of the opportunity given still depended on their ability. After all, if the broadcast was boring, even with the Wheel of Fortune, people might not even want to participate in the offered activities.
Ability-wise, Ye Fei was backed by the system, who was he afraid of?
Now that the matter was settled, Ye Fei was also very happy. After, sharing a meal with Feng Tianlai, he returned to Yijing Garden.
Taking the elevator to the 9th Floor, Ye Fei was about to pull out his key for the door when he felt his foot connect to something soft. He looked down… and was so shocked he jumped in the air…
[Gumihou: Uh oh, what did his foot touch?]
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