If one looked at the other party, his ten white fingers were all sporting bright red rings. Suo Jia noticed that each of those fingers wore a Ruby Ring, and in total, increased the fire mage’s fire system power by 50%! In addition, each of those Ruby Rings could lessen fire system spells’ magic power consumption by 5%. With the ten rings added together, it reduced the magic consumption by 50%.
The most ridiculous part was that the fire mage had a row of holes on his earlobes and wore 5 pairs of Lightning Flint Earrings on each ear. These earrings could increase the speed and power of fire magic by 50%.
This was far from all he had. The opponent’s wrist was densely packed with a total of ten bracelets, five on the right and five on the left. It raised the fire mage’s control over fire system magic by 100%, and increased the casting speed by 100%!
MC's super OP teacher and his brothers (and their on teacher as well) could've basically saved the world from day 1, but they just decide not to and follow some random sh*tty rule, and whatever the f*ck. Basically all the problems are allowed to happen by them even though they could solve it in a day if they wanted to. They just randomly decide to give out some punishments every now and then, and then let the bad guys continue doing whatever they want (including breaking the same rules these guys follow) and getting away mostly scot-free.
MC never does anything that they haven't thought of doing themselves, it's just that they don't do it without coming up with an excuse so they won't "lose face" as they are too proud and it's too "shameful" or whatever. It gets more and more stupid throughout the novel.
“So why were you looking?”
The eyes of the man were cold as Kang-jun replied without any embarrassment.
“I was just wondering if you were a celebrity.”
“Your clothes are flashy and you have a handsome face. I apologize if I offended you.”
The man’s expression show that he thought it was absurd.
“Is that really the reason?”
“You are a lucky bastard. Release him.”
So far it is the most similar to "Abyss Domination" (both in the 'mechanics' and setting + plot. Even so far that some parts are suspiciously almost identical...) and also to a lesser extent The Amber Sword.
Of course while I say that The Amber Sword is less similar, any other "transported to fantasy world based of a game" novel basically aren't even of the same genre.
Anyway, I'm not rating this yet. It basically has the same premise as Abyss Domination, MC is a top thief/rogue pro player who take over the body of an "NPC" (though of course since it's not a game anymore, so "fantasy world inhabitant" or something I guess) and is pretty much a pleb. (This time MC is a noble who has lost his land instead of a thief
it's set up so he has to reclaim it
so I'm expecting some of that kingdom building to begin a bit earlier and have a larger focus instead of being more of a side thing.)
Like in Abyss Domination there's a catastrophe just around the corner, so MC has about 1 year to power-up before sh*t goes down for real. (Deities/Gods who are going to invade the continent or w/e)
I'm fairly certain the game is supposed to be based of DnD or something, just like AD, but (un?) fortunately you can't just google the chinese raws and find chinese fan translations (english to chinese) of every skill, spell, item, monster, etc in the novel.
Anyway, there really aren't that much to say yet, but it looks promising, especially since it's right up my alley. I do have one concern however, the Quests...
I'm concerned that instead of MC having his own objectives, he'll just get quests to follow like a player in an RPG.
Especially when he got information about the situation that he didn't have and more or less completely based his judgement on what the quest was saying... (It might turn out fine, but like I said, I'm concerned that the author will order the MC around using the Quests.)
p.s. Oh and I almost forgot, the cheat, it's
still the same usual. MC can get experience from killing others (and also the quests) and use the system to allocate points instead of just training unlike a regular "NPC". (Though now that I think about it, I haven't actually read far enough here to confirm that NPCs can't use the same system as well, so perhaps it's not a cheat... I'm pretty sure it is though.)
I’d give this 5/5 if it wasn’t because of the bogus ending. The novel is amazing but the ending is riddled with loop holes and I can almost guarantee you that it was only because the Author wanted to force the tragic ending.
I expected a lot more, but the MC is pretty stupid, re****ed even... And I'm not talking about the very beginning which was obviously meant for him to grow and redeem himself.
He didn't even look at the notes even though he was repeatedly "hinted" (more like explicitly told to) to do so by the Guide and from tips he got, and he even looked through all his items later and still somehow didn't remember to even take a look at the notes.
He's going to stay and do missions for a month, so lets not buy any equipment and instead lets somehow rely on a couple of one-time use consumables from the tutorial. I'm sure they'll last for an entire month...
Heck he didn't even go and take a look. Seriously I can't stress this enough: he didn't even take a look at what other items were being sold, even though he got a 30% discount from his golden invitation and then another bonus from being in first place during the tutorial.
The very first thing that happened when he got to the Neutral Zone was that a maid even showed him how because of all his discounts and preferential treatment he could "buy" things for free. 100% off! Seriously, how re****ed can he be to not even take a look?
The author even goes to show how the other characters have brains and think for themselves, meanwhile the MC is dumb as hell and only gets saved by plot armor. I really hope that the author intends to make the MC learn a bit of common sense, since it doesn't appear to be a problem caused by the author being stupid himself.
p.s. Since I'm still somewhat hopeful I'll probably follow up this review with more after I've read all the translated chapters.
p.p.s I got so triggered while reading it that I didn't even finish the chapter before I started to make this review. But the MC does 'come to' himself and begin to reflect and analyze his previous actions during the latter half of chapter 22.
He comes to realize that he's being extremely careless and how relaxed he's been, how pretty much all of his "successes" so far has been handed to him on a silver platter etc. so I might very well have just reached the end of the tunnel and it's all going to get better from here on out.