Second prince : “Your level in smithing high is and and you also possess the qualities to rule over the people. In addition, the power of your magic. Ah, please let me call you aniki”
MC : “Um, sure.”
Uuuug.... Kill me already...
(and not for the little typo)
So in this and the previous chapter they fight the last boss of a 20 player Raid in "Hardcore Mode" with the First Clear Achievement on the line. Yes, Hardcore.
Note that some of the members of his group already killed the boss in other modes.
Here is the strat : things will happen but it doesn't matter because there's ONLY ONE dangerous ability. The boss boss will teleport 4 players and will link them with a fire chain that will deal damage. The only way to remove it is to go away from one another.
OK so, 4 people will always make a squarish form, it doesn't take a genius to guess in which direction you need to go to run away from the 3 others. Yet our MC lost 12 of his group members (maybe 16 but we don't know the fate of the last 4 people teleported) because of an ability as simple as this one. Yet again, our MC still manage to have the First Clear Achievement, even with assisted team mates like that.
H A R D C O R E _ M O D E.
I can't even imagine how bad all the other players of the server are.
This was a little too much for me.
The MC is a better than average, hard working student. He comes from a poor family, has a disabled brother (who is a genius trader) and incidentally has a hidden power (which soon awaken) and will allow him to be one of the most OP existences of his world if trained properly.
But he decides to hide it...... because reasons.
Well, why not.
But that's not all, he then met another old man of unknown origin (that shall not be mentioned) that this time died almost instantly ran over by a train before his very eyes and was incidentally the soul of an incredibly powerful time-travelling master refiner cultivator (that shall not be mentioned and Oooh boy, this one will be mentioned).
at some point he enters a University and you have the usual freshman ranking. Till the last minute of the ranking announcement you have the top 3 students pat themselves on the back saying how glad they are to be here and measure against each other. The MC pass his classes and (like any respectable MC) finish first.
Immediate 180° turn, the 3 former top students start trash talking the MC, I quote "No matter how good he is at learning theory, he is nothing more than a nerd.". What the hell, weren't you looking for a worthy opponent like 30 seconds ago ?