MMORPG: Rebirth of the Legendary Guardian


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The phoenix is a creature of legends, a wonder of the world, an imagery of life and destruction. This fabled creature signifies the rise of a hero in a virtual world where battles occur for the sake of honor and glory!

Zhang Yang was a professional gamer in the first and most fantastic game that revolutionized the world: God’s Miracle. A game where traditional knowledge in RPGs did not matter anymore, players would have to manually target and evade attacks, giving rise to a significant gap in skill between a professional and an amateur gamer.

Zhang Yang’s downfall came a little too soon. His girlfriend was snatched, his guild was harassed and disbanded, and he was even driven to commit suicide! Jumping off the top floor of a hotel, Zhang Yang seemed as though he was soaring like a phoenix. Little did he know that the end of his life also signified his rise from the ashes!

MMORPG: Rebirth of the Legendary Guardian average rating 3.8/5 - 157 user ratings
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Wǎngyóu zhī zhàn yù tiānxià
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New ayul rated it
May 23, 2017
Status: c82
Fast translation. I love that. Translator also doing good job. Easy and nice to read.

The story also quite light and enjoyable.

The MC are not the encyclopedia type. He only know common knowledge and has more experience of the game. Not OP equipment or skills.

... more>> MC know that the game are only on beginning stage so he doesn't control his friends and colleges to totally focus only for playing game. But select to nurture few people a little.

Heroin are not yet got into game. So I don't know how the romance will play out.

BTW, I recommend this novel to all. <<less
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New acoleman2 rated it
May 19, 2017
Status: c71
First: anyone calling this a rip-off of (insert novel here) must be new to light novels because they're all pretty much rip offs of each other.

Second: this novel is genuinely terrible.

I was into it for maybe the first 50 chapters, but then things changed.

Here are the top 5 reasons you should not read this novel:

  1. Terrible plot with tons of repetition
  2. Harem is already forming, including underage girl
  3. Supporting characters are one-dimensional and stupid to an irritating degree (Fatty Han's pervyness as an example)
  4. MC puts up with so much shit from party members (at one point one of them cheats him out of a lot of money and he treats it like a joke)
  5. The way it is written, the description of skills and classes and really everything about the game, shows the author does not know the first thing about MMORPGs; it is completely unrealistic from a gaming perspective alone (not even going into all of the other problems).
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Trent rated it
April 27, 2017
Status: --
The lack of description makes it move quickly. However, whatever happens doesn't

really matter. Some moments have potential, but the writer is unable to capitalize on them. The story's not awful, but it doesn't have just a few problems either, and is poorly written.

-Weak characters. A poorly constructed MC, the crappy rich-young-master antagonist, a generic harem of beautiful women who all need the MC to save them, other players rarely exist and are even more rarely given any depth.

-The writer's terrible with basic math... more>> and logic. Numbers used, whether counting amounts or time, don't make much sense, and translation errors don't help matters. You can only do your best to ignore them.

-Awful descriptive abilities, usually doesn't even try to describe.

-No sense of greatness in the MC's endeavors. There's a lack of worldbuilding, and major quests and dungeons are uninteresting.

-Other problems from bad writing and lack of thinking. (Copper above steel? C'mon bro.) <<less
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jlkc rated it
April 19, 2017
Status: c14
Takes the MC 5 seconds upon waking up to be 100℅ sure he travelled back in time. Seriously? Wouldn't your first thoughts be wondering if you were day dreaming or experiencing deja vu? The completely unbelievable, "oh I must have time travelled back into the past" is so ridiculous that it ruins any suspension of disbelief I had.

Also, why are there so many WoW clones even in damned vrmmo novels? Is it really that difficult to come up with a different system? Makes me wonder if all these writers have... more>> actually played an mmorpg or an rpg before.

This and The Great Thief are almost as bad as one another. Copy and paste WoW dungeons, skills, characters, item and classes. One dimensional MC focused on making money in order to right the wrongs of his past life. Honestly, it's almost as if these writers are using the same template as a guide.

Why can't these writers spend one day to come up with a different system? They take plagiarism to a whole new level, it reminds me of that dark souls novel rip off on amazon. <<less
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synaptic rated it
April 12, 2017
Status: c10
Tentative review.

A well executed if not particularly imaginative entry in the genre of reincarnated VRMMO players trying to change their future.

The best part of this so far is that the author 1. keeps the action moving and doesn't waste time describing the exact minutiae of every move the MC makes, and 2. keeps the game mechanics/skills simple and easy to understand without dumbing them down too much. This allows him to focus on the what rather than the how, leaving the reader to fill in the blanks with their imagination... more>> (and isn't that a great part of reading?)

If it continues on at this level, it will be a solid 4 stars:
Worth reading if you like the genre a lot or are totally new to it, but not if you are tired of the tropes. <<less
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dniv rated it
May 7, 2017
Status: c39
I don't understand the harsh reviews. I find this novel fun to read and the MC is intelligent. Not only did he go back into the past, but he makes decisions based on the fact that he's aware that if he changes things too much or does things unproperly, the future won't be the same and the stuff he knows would be essentially useless so he's both intelligent and careful.

I also like his personality, and find him to be a fun character. I think the writing is also pretty good.

This... more>> is almost completely different from TKA so I don't understand the comparison...

All you need to know is that if you're on the fence, then this is definitely worth reading. I almost didn't read it, but decided to and am glad I did. I am finding this very enjoyable, and the quality has in fact gone up rather than down, so I recommend people try it and stick around for the ride. <<less
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TheJudge rated it
April 21, 2017
Status: c59
Basically a rip off of kings avatar.

First 10 chapters were good, then it sorta went downhill after he joined the parties/dungeons. Half of the next 15-30 chapters will be about other members of the party calling MC newb, but when they see how he strong of a tank he is while out damaging the dps, the idiots go full derp mode. Meanwhile there's one guy that gets especially jealous only to make an idiot of himself. Afterwards you will see the mc forming parties and getting world first while... more>> sharing loot with other people. I read up to chapter 30ish before i stopped cause it got so boring. Story has been very predictable so far.



The MC sure loves to give strangers items worth hundreds of thousands of dollars in rl cash, on top of that theres this new big breasted girl that always seems to get lost(while stumbling upon world bosses, whom the MC help kills) calling MC a newb and taking advantage of him, and guess what, the MC seems to actually like it. With how the author is describing the MC, he can pretty much solo anything, but yet he chooses to give others credit. If the side characters weren't so useless I would not care as much, but they're just there to either insult the MC or praise him and call him a god.

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woahchocolatemilk rated it
May 14, 2017
Status: 48
Currently giving it a high rating. The start of the game is VERY similar to Shura's wrath. But that's a bad thing, in fact i like it and i think it is well done. My only hope is that the progression of the story will not be like Shura's wrath which i thought became crap.

Currently on chapter 6, i recommend giving this novel a chance as it is quick to like/dislike and thus won't waste much time.

Now on chapter 28. Its stayed decent and i also noticed that it seems... more>> like a mix of Shura's wrath and Master hunter K. I won't say its a copy as i don't know when each of them was released but I'm downgrading the rating to a 4 as i feel that this isn't a perfect novel, just a good one. I must admit I liked master hunter K more than this.

Edit: chapter 48. Putting rating down to 3. Why? Because 'The cold policewoman took her time to think and then said'I'll give you a chance. If you could defeat me I'l let you go! Otherwise you'll follow me to the police station and confess your crime!" - The utter f***. This is in "real life" where a scammer tries the scam the MC. It fails and the MC beats him and his hooligans up, earning applause and respect from passersbys. Policewoman comes to arrest him for public fighting when he says it was self defense. Audience also tells her it was and then she says this despite knowing he had done nothing wrong.

There is so many things wrong with that quote from her that i just had to put down the rating. It feels so forced to further the plot/ or if it isn't to it seems so useless.

Final edit: chapter 49. I'm dropping it. Very generic story, you average chinese gaming humour

(not insulting or funny at all) but worst of all it seems to be dropping in quality. The plot is getting more boring and etc.

Go ahead and read it if you want but i cannot stomach something this average when there are other much better stories to read. <<less
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OfficePony rated it
April 16, 2017
Status: c13
Grammar: 3/5
Writing: 2.7/5
Story: 2.4/5

The grammar is fairly standard with instances of awkward wording/phrasing, misspelling, and incorrect word choice. The writing style of the author is just slightly above average, but not really good enough to keep a constant flow going. The story itself is fairly standard without much innovation thus far, taking heavy influence from common MMO's such as World of Warcraft and others (though it feels most dependent on WoW).

Overall, I am enjoying this series.
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Overclock rated it
April 20, 2017
Status: c15
Have no complaints about the novel. Its a more than okay restart game type setting. Certainly not the best, but I'm mature enough not to complain about originality or top tier writing when the author certainly wasn't aiming for it. At least its a skillful OP character rather than a dozens of OP equips or special classes found one after the other.

One reviewer compared it to King's Avatar, but they are nothing alike. Especially since this is vr game, mc not a top tier pro with three titles, no special... more>> weapon, no super overlooked class, this is a restart, mc trying to start not just a team but a big business as well, and the game is more complex except battle mechanics... why are we comparing this to King's Avatar again? Anyways, only thing similar I see is that they go over actual game dungeons, and this is more realistic than King's Avatar. <<less
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OmegaDion rated it
April 12, 2017
Status: c10
There's nothing much to say with only 10 chapters but the reason for the second chance is pretty much lackluster and have been used countless times in other novels.

How should i say it? The first 10 chapters feels like every novel that involves second chance, vrmmorpg, reincarnating years before the start of the game, etc. The only thing refreshing is the class of the MC which is a Warrior - Guardian (as the title implies).

If you're still not sickes of VR pro gamer reincarnated years before the start... more>> of a game because of betrayal or being too weak then you will like this one.

As for me. ☕️☕️☕️ <<less
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RizYun rated it
May 16, 2017
Status: c600
hmm, you could say some kind of rip off of Shura warth, Virtual worlds' series or some other VRMMO genre novels.

Luck is became a 'X Factor' here, a huge one to the boot. with his highest 'luck' stat he could overcome almost every boss available in the game, yet he still need his lil sis-in-law 'lucky touch' to get a better equipments', tho some of em got robbed by the girl as matter of fact he must pamper is sis-in-law as much as her sister(cousin).

his power in the game basicly... more>> a ripoff of shura warth, something to do with God of War.

his relationship between each chara also 'quite' good. he's actually quite pampering his guild mates, giving em best equipments and also stock shares 5% of his sales of those unneeded equipments.

in love relationship, he's quite worry about the jealousy between his 'official GF' and his 'true' GF.  those whose secretly have crush on him also became target of em. yet they're all(mainly those GFs) OK with 3P, 4P est...

he actually never meet with the woman that cause him to suide, but the man who forcing the way was got beaten black and blue.. <<less
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rdawv rated it
April 17, 2017
Status: c13
Generic, if you are someone who have read gaming novels. Closest comparison is Reign of the Hunters, another title whose internal game is heavily influenced by World of Warcraft, except that the MC in this one is male. The MC doesn't go out all of his way to be a loner like in Emperor of Solo Play.

It's another do-over story, a guy gets transported back to the past and returns to what he knows best: gaming. At least the author had the decency to mention that the MC does not... more>> have the business acumen to take advantage of his future knowledge in the real world.

The story flows very directly and like other novels in the genre the emphasis is on the game and it far outweighs scenes in the real world. Basically you'll be told that this game is a global phenomenon and to be great in the game can have real life implications.

The first 13 translated chapters does not offer anything new as yet and there is nothing that make it a must-read. But of worthy mention is the extra footnotes describing the gaming mechanics to those who are unfamiliar with MMORPGs and thus make it a gentle introduction to the genre for the uninitiated. <<less
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OneTrickDuck rated it
May 19, 2017
Status: c70
Fairly straightforward novel in terms of story, nothing special, reincarnation/second chance combined with VRMMO, we got a lot of them lately and this one joins the fray without standing out, but without falling off either. So it's mostly about a way overpowered MC getting records and crushing noobs, so far so ok, fun read.

The translation is decent, the writing ok.

The main problem I currently have with this novel is the dialogues. It's mostly boss fight with insulting each other how the fatty is a pervert or the girl has a... more>> flat chest and it's literally every chapter and it's sooo annoying. It makes the characters unlikeable, stalls the progress and is just repetitive. Hope this changes. <<less
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pjrc8899 rated it
May 18, 2017
Status: c68
Overall not a bad novel, but it has some problems that lower its value.

One of them is: what are the objectives of the MC? It gives some reasons (professional gamer, girlfriend, revenge etc), but they feel vague in terms of the importance they have for the MC. He only talk of it but we see little to nothing... The 1º chapters did a good job, but after that: the MC rarely confront its feeling about the issue. We ear about it in passing like if it has minimal relevance, just... more>> a mark to pass in the future road.

Because of this, as a reader, i do not feel great attachment for these so called important reasons (i end up forgetting about them), so why must i continue with the directionless effort?

This sentiment (or lack of it) correlates with a weak emotional investment from the reader (me) to the MC in many others things. That is, in other words: where is the enticement?

Where are the great and little antagonists? It all feels to easy at this stage.

I will give this novel some more chances, but, already chapter 68, and it is beginning to be a little boring. It will surely change later on (when the so called important reasons finally appear in the flesh), but it really is slow coming :( <<less
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Niko1975 rated it
May 17, 2017
Status: c30
Good novel!!!

And let me remind you that this novel 2011's while shura's 2014. So just in case with some ones that this novel's similar to the SW then you have to firstly read carefully year.

This very good to watch that 6 years old novel so good even when so many years has passed (not talking about classics, they are immortal), well that may not be so good to compare them with top novels, because it's relatively short novel compared to them, i only wish that it will not be so... more>> boring as ZL. <<less
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