Ch 1161 (Raw) : It has its ups and downs. The situation itself is ridiculous. Instead of having these "Game" theme to the story, it is like a huge cheat or his whole life is on easy mode. He hardly run out of reputation points and can increase his luck on demand.
The MC's personality becomes terrible and "face smacking" becomes overly used. He is possessive about "his accomplishments" despite them being plagiarized from his old world, then he becomes overly confident because of his success which really required very little effort on his part. "His luck" is a huge plot armor. He gets what he needs right before he needs them.
The poems were nice, some arc were interesting and some were not so much. It gets annoying every time he meets a foreigner and goes ape sh*t on them.
The story becomes quite predictable and you can easily guess what is going to happen once you learn the formula. The only thing that is unpredictable are the new arcs, but the content (getting a new project, trouble with new project, getting denounced, face smacking, reaction chapters, new arc) is very similar to each other.
The more I read (after around chapter 500) the more I dislike the novel.
The story is very fast paced and somewhat repetitive in a sense that the author moves the story in such a way that many things are happening but forgets to cultivate the MC from time to time, then when he encounters someone 2+ realms higher than him he somehow gets powered up 2 realms at least (only having 1 realm difference). It is quite an annoying plot armor because everything is done within his pagoda thingy. Only once, if you don't count the Xuan Cores, does he gets to find an ancient place with some treasure. His character (coldhearted killer, turns pervert/s*xual harrasser, turns moral saint with principles but later breaks his own principles) turns and morals is all over the place. Seriously he contradicts himself that it becomes so frustrating. He kills everyone without mercy because he won't allow a threat or kills someone because they offended him once even if its a good guy, but then later in the story he spares a guy who has enough strength to kill his family but is a "good guy" and he is one of the offenders.. It just doesn't make sense. Further I read, the more I start disliking it. Deducting a star.
The only complaint I have is that the author, or translator, is inconsistent with the timeline of the whole event.
1.5 years until the 3 year meeting, but at one point Ya Fei says they haven't met for 3 years. Ling Ying says MC is going to come back within a few months, but later it is says that "within 3 years time, he collected map 3 fragments".. when he found the map fragment a few months after he left the Xiao clan to train. 1.5 years + couple of months != 3 years...