Upgrade Specialist in Another World


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Just as a gamer found an overpowered skill book called ‘Item Upgrade’ in the hottest virtual reality role-playing game on Earth, something happened to the game’s system, causing his soul to leave his body and go to another dimension. Common sense dictates that he would be born anew then become the greatest overlord of this world by making use of his advanced knowledge. Not in this case! He was already dead. Only some fragments of his soul and that skill book managed to get into that dimension and merge with an ordinary common youngster called Bai Yunfei.

This was the enormous Tianhun continent, where humans could be said to have no limits. There was a group of humans here who could cultivate the power of their own souls then control their bodies, the natural elements and even other people’s souls with that power! These special beings were called — soul cultivators. Come witness how the several fragments of the dead inter-dimensional traveler’s soul and that skill book, which was not governed by the laws of this plane, were going to help Bai Yunfei become a legendary soul cultivator and craftsman!

Upgrade Specialist in Another World average rating 3.7/5 - 460 user ratings
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Dị Giới Chi Trang Bị Cường Hoá Chuyên Gia
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Eolan rated it
April 2, 2016
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Reading some reviews I noticed that people ask why introduce the gamer when he was going to die anyway, while it is actually this event that makes the story worthwhile.

So we have a normal guy that was invaded with some knowledge and a technique through the soul of a gamer that shattered upon reincarnating, and this causes that instead of him starting of as a complete cheat (if the soul had suceasfully reincarnated), instead it only helps him develop while he slowly figures his power out. Also, in the case... more>> of the knowledge hr obtained, sometimes he benefits from this, while other time he blabs out jokes that seem common sense to him and noone else gets them. Finally, personality wise? The guy may be a bit naive, but I prefer how he is now as to the little we saw of the gamer, who reeked of desesperation and a unfulfilled life (only mushoku tensei has done right starting with that type of mc).

So again, thanks to the gamer soul collapsing, we get a mc who is actually likeable and if you read the novel far enough, it is different from jap novels whoes mc either only want to be pacifists or make a harem, and so we have a proper xianxia novel. <<less
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UnknownSaint171 rated it
March 31, 2016
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Sigh…honestly there’s a lot of holes in the story. A high avid gamer dives in through dimensions then just “Proof” dies and remaining parts of his soul go inside Yunfei. And this gamer no longer exist and Yunfei “conveniently” has magical powers.

He hardly uses the cheats and hardly uses his knowledge! Why introduce the Gamer when hes going to die anyways? Might as well reincarnate him into another world where soul cultivation exist! At least that would make more sense. But no he died and instead a easy pushover... more>> guy gets it. Hes to plain! Even the villain more character!

Soul powers/cultivation and Gaming shouldn’t mix! There’s hardly any gaming terms.

If You’ve read some Wuxias then you’d find this very predictable. Its nothing new and nothing fresh. The Romance was good at first but it was by far to easy.

Ill ask once again. Do we even see things like soul cultivation in Rpg games? Really such a headache..

Maybe it would had been better if Yunfei died and the Gamer took over his body instead. Or maybe set it off where the Gamer is slowly taking over Yunfei body with his soul? There's just no spice in this story.. <<less
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Hantosh rated it
May 12, 2016
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Read up to chapter 75.

When I started reading this, I’d just come off reading another terrible, generic Xianxia title so I was happily surprised by this. The thing that immediately stood out was that the fight scenes were the most detailed of any Xianxia story I’ve read so far. It actually feels like a story about martial arts instead of quasi-spell casters or a video game. Every punch and kick is described and there’s no garbage like rubberneckers constantly showing up and making half-assed rank vs. rank fight commentary, higher-levelled... more>> people insta-gibbing lower-level opponents with a glance, or just straight up skipping fights/events completely by summing them up in a single sentence.

The power system (so far) doesn’t appear to extend into Dragonball Z level territory and there’s been no hint of flying people. As a personal preference I like having a believable power cap; as once you can fly and blow up continents, besides the ridiculousness and power inflation problems, you lose a lot of nuance and material for fights and they all start to look and sound the same. It’s been mentioned that there are multiple martial paths (crafting, pokemon masters, elementalists, etc) whose variety I’m looking forward to. The MC's unique power is interesting and doesn't immediately make him super OP, which is good as there's room for growth.

The MC’s origin story is kinda ridiculous; it’s skipped over pretty quickly. Like other similar tales, I get the feeling it’s never going to show up again to affect the story in any real capacity after setting up the exposition. MC is likable; isn’t a douche, pervert or genocidal maniac. MC’s a naive young man that grew up in the impoverished underclass, that despite cruelty makes a promise to his dead loved ones to live an exemplary life. It’s a nice change of pace from the usual schtick where the MC has a tragic backstory to justify being a mass murdering psychopath for self-insert purposes.

Currently looking forward to reading more. The translation is great. Would rate it higher if there was more content available. Updates have kinda fallen off recently. <<less
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shuiko rated it
March 16, 2016
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honestly one of the few stories where i want to punch the MC in the face for his retardness.

BUT i know that the story gets much better and is more enjoyable after chapter 200.. which is a long ass way away so...

Basically hope for more TLed chapters soon so we can get the awesome side characters, till then I would honestly wait a bit.
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deathcoy rated it
October 24, 2016
Status: c1172

Simple and bland story. It is as average and uninteresting as it gets. I like the concept of giving the MC a upgrade ability like in RPGs but author just can't pull it off.

Not much foreshadowing to keep readers in suspense nor plot reversals to keep things interesting. As mentioned before, the story is pretty much straightforward. It does get too repetitive quite often, author just can't come up with interesting ideas.

MC is "meh". Personally i don't really like his character. He is naive, careless, not very intelligent and has a strong sense of justice. He gets OP with all the upgrade gear he equips and pretty much wins fights though a few were close calls.

The battles themselves aren't very creative. Its your typically shounen styled battle(i.e One Piece, Bleach). Exchange a few moves, MC on the losing side, then final 1 hit K.O. showdown and win.

Romance wise, its pretty flat, don't expect too much from it. MC is monogamy guy though. What annoys me the most is how an entire 2 volumes are spent on MC trying to save his kidnapped girlfriend. Extremely boring and excruciating to read. Its like the villains are too stupid and can only think of 1 way to attack the MC and that's by kidnapping his girl, using the same strategy repeatedly. Add to the fact the the MC's companions are incompetent and can't protect a single girl. Novel has 8 volumes so literally 1/4 of the novel is about saving the princess cinderella.

On the flip side, the only reason this novel is worth reading is because its quite short around 1300 chapters.

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Yunchii rated it
April 29, 2016
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Quite a good & unique story. It’s a mix of jp style reincarnation and chinese xuanhuan novel. Things just getting started and the story will become more interesting in later part of the series. So just ignore those 1/5 reviews
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delorz rated it
February 17, 2016
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The MC is stupid. Like someone else said in their review, the MC has a Japanese child like personality.
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1) Some 'fate' schools elder gets some hints about the MC power, You would expect that this being Xianxia, the elder will try to probe in more about the power, but he doesn't do s*** and even helps out the MC.
2) The MC takes in a subordinate from a village attacked by bandits and seems to trust his a lot for no good reason.
3) There are tons more things that i find wrong with this. The MC is hot headed and push over. He doesn't appreciate the help of that elder who gave him cultivation sizz and plans to join some other sect. So ungrateful.

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Rooz rated it
March 23, 2016
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I'm 20 something chapters into the book, and if I were to describe it with tags, it would be: shounen, plot armor, retarded protagonist, plot armor, naive protagonist, plot armor. Yes, mentioning plot armor just once wouldn't do it justice.

So far, this novel is nothing what I expected it to be, having no redeeming qualities. I truly wonder why haven't I dropped it yet.
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slay_mithos rated it
July 5, 2016
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Fairly fun story where the main character grows at godlike speed compared to others (just like any wuxia novels really), but has this misconception that he is somehow not gifted enough and very slow.

The inclusion of a game-like skill in a "standard" wuxia world, without it being a reincarnation (the skill "falls" into a fairly normal commoner boy that had nothing to do with cultivation at all) makes it an interesting concept compared to the usual "here is a godly artifact for no reason, as well as an all knowing... more>> master and skills in everything".

Sadly, Heman, the translator that also started the translation for "stellar transformation" and nearly single handedly started the trend of translating wuxia novels to a wider public once again went missing after getting a few arcs completed, and rwx already has his hands full with Desolate Era and maintaining the website, so it started to really slow down early june before stopping entirely mid june.

Still, the story is interesting, and the translation well done, so it's worth trying it out and then putting it in the "waiting for more chapters" list. <<less
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Demonic Reader lv 451F rated it
June 24, 2016
Status: Completed

Good story. Good plot. Average MC's plot armor. Good characters development. Good fighting act. Good "weapon" development.

At least, there is something as NEW plot to be read. Several cliffs to be hung :D

The one big fly in the oil is - the very first chapter. Drop any reason out, accept whathappen-is-whathappen, and enjoy the rest.

Translation is pretty slow. However, author used easy wording, stressed on story telling instead of idiom. Thus, the mtl version by google sensei is highly readable.

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UsernameJ rated it
October 20, 2016
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This story is bad. It's not terrible or awful or anything like that. I just find the way the authour writes to be so incredibly boring. The flow of the sentences is very dry, and any action sequence just becomes boring as hell. World building is boring. Character development is boring. It's all described in such a boring way that I dropped what was otherwise a decent story.

Oh yeah, and then the thing that sealed the deal. We hear about this MC, and how fast he's leveling up. How strong... more>> and gifted he is yadda yadda. Then what happens? He loses his storage ring to a common pickpocket. Are you for real? Total nonsense. <<less
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Eccentric lezmier rated it
February 6, 2016
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I will be honest, this is alike a JP Light Novel with it's character development elements (childlike/naive)... I hate them. The power and world setup is good and unique, but the plot build up for his enemies is just poor as he gets them in ways that can only be explained by plot armor
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#1: MC bumps into a girl liked by this spoiled rich kid and the rich kid tries to kill him for that, the girl is displeased and stops the rich kid and mc is saved.
Rich kid then sends people later on in the night after him, kidnaps then throws him into this 'last man standing' underground arena.
In there MC meets this old man with a typical sad story and he gets emotionally attached in that short instant.

Then when they get in the arena and start running from their opponent at the last moment when the opponent wants to kill the MC the old man jumps and sacrifices his life to save with his last cliche words were like "keep a good conscience"

MC takes it to heart then wailed aloud with blood tears and after that kills the guy, who trained martial arts and has been in many life and death situations in his life, with a brick and no skill (i don't care how powerful that brick is, but couldn't the opponent dodge at all even after him also getting a power up?)... yh that spells a lot for me.


Basically there is no depth to this story but cliches plot elements picked up from other stories prematurely connected. I can tell that later on, even now, some elements are going to be left with lose ends because the author can't tie things up. I know some like stories like that but they are just not for me. <<less
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ejemss rated it
July 19, 2016
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The story is somewhat simple. The MC got a cheat ability which can upgrade items then the enemies wanted to make him spit out the technique for upgrading. The novel is full of running/chasing then upgrading items then fighting. Nothing special. No plot just upgrade, flirt, run and fight. Good at first and becomes cliched later.

PS: Read the first 50 chaps then stop. A friendly reminder so that you'll see this novel slightly interesting in the future.
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Bossun0910 rated it
March 13, 2016
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Most review in here only for early chapters I believe, but the things started to get interesting after book 2, MC power development is fast but not too fast like other xianxia. I agree the MC similar to JP novels but he’s not too stupid and actually used his brain. MC’s friends also not useless and characters from early chapter will play important role later on.

I really enjoy this novel because every arc there’s something going on and there’s no enemies stronger than him that will pop out randomly and... more>> die few chapters later. And who doesn’t like a brick that have bankai like power <<less
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athlonkmf rated it
January 26, 2016
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I've finished the book (read the raws) and can only conclude that it's a rare gem. The MC gets strong fast, but that's because his enemies are always on his tails. He never really gets out of danger.
But unlike most authors, where the super strong enemies just pops up right after the MC levels up just to give him an opponent, the strong enemies had been introduced early in the story. (actually the same author made this mistake in his second book.. He just makes up some uber-enemies just... more>> to give the MC something the do. But in this book, everything is balanced.)
Friends and enemies has a decent intro and ending too.

Even his earliest friends will play an important role in the endgame after neglecting their story for hundreds of chapters.
The author will give you a reminder one who a person was though, unlike other authors, who reintroduce a character after 1000 chapters and just expect the reader to remember who that dude was.

The MC's ability plays a very important part and is never neglected. It's power evolves painfully too, making the MC more balanced.

In the end, the MC does gets OP and kills his enemies with ease. This makes the ending seems rushed. <<less
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KageMugen rated it
June 9, 2016
Status: v1c83
I like the story and the character being, I feel the 1 star reviews are totally unjustified.

To people who write the MC is retarded... -_- It is given he will be like that since he was the lowest class of person in the book world at the start. What can you expect of an orphan living with his grandfather and yes you would have figured out how to exploit the game cheat like skill at once especially if you lived in a world with no computers and no understanding of... more>> games.

Any review below 3 stars of this is completely without merit. <<less
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BQDJ rated it
February 16, 2016
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It's nothing breath-taking like the top xianxia that you can find on this site but it's non controversial, the MC isn't particularly ruthless or a "psychopath". He slowly builds connection and rapidly advances in the world of cultivation.

If the beginning is not as good as you would expect it from a WW novel, it's a very good build up that predicts a good future plot.
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FortColors rated it
September 18, 2016
Status: v2c99
This story amazingly combines cultivation with video game stats. I really like the occasional references to plot devices, and the story uses many cliches in an interesting way. With good world development, amusing allusions, and a not-always-right mc, USAW comes together as an excellently entertaining read.
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Rexdaevid rated it
March 14, 2016
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PLOT ARMOR to the max. It is a "just accept it is read". I have a lot of questions of how and why he suddenly became like that of a person in terms of his personality, way of thinking. It seems like he can become someone with a switch. The novel lacked important explanation on how the MC transition to his current persona. It would have been better if it says that the integration of the soul made several changes in him, like how he became "smart" in dealing with... more>> his new found ability. <<less
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Kadark rated it
March 10, 2016
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Someone up there said that this was alike a Japanese novel. Spot on.

Naive and careless MCs are just infuriating to read.
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