This was an interesting story that worked well on a couple levels.
Life of our narrator is "in game," living as a character in a MMORPG. Having never played a massive multiplayer online roleplaying game I can imagine how a person can become stuck in a rut.
It is an actual rut that gets our hero out of his.
But then the author deepens the story by exploring the emotional consequences of leveling up.
It was a very good read. Yu obviously has real talent.