Context: Jason has just finished an experiment to see how zombies behave if he raises one that’s past his control limit. The result is that they’re feral zombies that are kind of dumb but immediately attack anything that makes noise. It’s not clear, but they’d probably also attack anything that crosses their line of sight. Jason is considering how he can use this to defeat the city guard so that he can just walk out of Lux with his zombie army instead of trying to find some way to sneak out like thirty maimed corpses or abandoning his crazy OP minions to escape alone.
If he raised the bodies in the various houses one at a time in separate rooms, he could then have his thieves sneak into the manors and open all of the doors. As the thieves left the house, they could also rig the doors with something that would make a lot of noise when someone tried to get in. He would basically be creating a trap inside each the noble houses!
This is actually a smart strategy. Not so smart that I wouldn’t expect a beta tester necromancer to have already figured it out (bearing in mind that beta testers tend to be amongst the most hardcore players), but smart enough that if Jason had been doing stuff like this constantly, rather than just barely getting into it now, I’d be much more willing to believe that he stands out amongst other players. Not so much that he’d draw attention from the devs for unprecedented awesomeness, but the gap between how clever he actually is and how clever the book thinks he is would be significantly smaller. This is the kind of behavior that, clear back in like chapter eight, was the sort of thing I was talking about when I said that this book could still turn things around. It is, of course, too late for that now. The devs were enamored with his brilliance before he started doing this kind of thing, which has made it clear that all the handjobs Awaken Online has been giving him just for being a regular gamer with regular gamer instincts were meant to be taken at face value. But, hey, if the book keeps this up I will at least give it less of a failing grade.