Shadow Ranger (Elven Guild Wars Book 1)
For his college graduation present in 2056, Daniel Stephens wants a year subscription to Elven Guild Wars Online, an immersive VR game where one day in real life is stretched to one year in the game. After convincing them 30 years inside the virtual world will improve him as a person, his parents to purchase a month off from reality for him
Unfortunately, trying to save money as parents sometimes do, they mistakenly sign a contract for a year inside Elven War Guilds Online, a cheap knock-off that’s about as far away from the glamorous and in-depth virtual storytelling of Elven Guild Wars as you can get. He quickly finds out he’s trapped inside the low-budget and buggy game for the next three plus centuries,
Together with a motley crew of new friends, Daniel starts the Shadow Guild to grief the AI into letting them go. What they don't know is how far the AI will go to keep them quiet and "happy" while playing the knockoff of one of the world's most popular MMORPGs. Can Daniel and his friends outsmart the dumbest of all the AI?