The story start well, you get your usual Xianxia setting in a mortal world at the bottom of the food chain, he somehow gain a bottle that magically gather energy from moonlight and transform it into a liquid that accelerate the growth of any plant, as we all know plants leads to alchemy & pills, so you can already see how OP and cheat this item is.
MC has a good temperament, hes not cocky and is really cautious as anyone should be in this kind of world even thought sometime the author has to make him do stupid decision to move the plot in a certain direction hes not himself stupid, he can be obsessive about few things but that where the personality stops, he doesn't have anything that set him apart from the rest.
The fights... here is the big picture, as long as anyone in the same realm as you in this novel has OP items/weapons he will easily dispatch you, the MC doesn't rely on some special power or technique, all he does is get them OP items and spam the sh*t out of them to overpower anyone in the same layer of power as him.
The side characters ? there are few females that appear and get some weak spot light along the journey like his wife for example but they get removed from the plot for hundreds of chapters and basically have no characterization and as a reader you will hold no bond with them.
After the first thousand chapter you will start to feel the loopy plot, it start to feel boring and slow like a quagmire engulfing your mind, but it's not annoying enough to make you drop it so you continue reading and sink more into it, there are some exciting events along the road that will make you breath some fresh air and steel your mind into sinking more as well as some expectation of yours that you need to meet.
Is it alright to skip dozens of chapters in this novel ? yes you can easily follow the story even if you do that.
I will give this novel a 2.25/5
I mean after reading the dialogues and interaction I thought to myself 'bad writing yeah but I can overlook it so I might as well do it here and I love solo stories' and the addition of intelligent monsters did improve my view but then it continued with the weak writing.
MC losing control over his emotion because a girl he didn't know prior to her dying in his arms and throwing his life to be saved by the plot armor just a few paragraph below, I thought MC was a little bit smart... TOTALLY DISAPPOINTED.
LMS could pull through the wonky dialogues at some chapters because of the imaginative system of the first chapters and a good world building (virtual world lol) and also because they were funny but in "solo clear" case it just frustrate the reader, even if the story is really good, transmitting it though a 12 years old style of writing will just annoy some readers away.
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