The MC joins a new school, he has the right to bring a dozen or so people as his entourage, those people will have the chance to learn some stuff in the school. This is something that is mentioned quite a bit, the MC will think about who to bring with him repeatedly, but he will never complete the list and the people that are brought as his entourage will each be showed off as if they are special they have ambitions, plans and it seems something is about to start with them... but then will be forgotten a couple chapters later and never be brought back ever again... because the MC has already moved on.
The MC makes a very important friend that belongs to a very important family and is quite close to him, the story around him and his family seems to gear up for something special until it fizzle out and is just forgotten.
The MC purposely gets close to a family that is enemy with another he wants to get revenge on... There is one scene with them, and again even though the characters he met there seem "special" as they get quite a bit of screen time and are described vividly... they just end up forgotten.
The MC will take on a disciple. This is a huge thing for a character in that world. The disciple has maybe five lines, is forgotten after 2 chapters and brought up only once 15 volumes later in one paragraph).
Weapons and tools can have souls when powerful enough and this is shown quite often, they will talk with the MC before being "bound" to him, will test him, tease him, challenge him, but as usual this is contained in one chapter and even though those tools/weapon might get used quite often, the fact that they can manifest a personality is forgotten. And so on.
I've got so many example of things just "dropped" it is unreal. But some are just too spoilerish even for being in a spoiler tag so I'll hold off here.
He is still in the same sect only now he is managed to rope in a hundred dudes as his disciple and he will help them get stronger to take over the sect (and eventually the worlds). He himself gets ridiculously strong really fast without ever training or needing pills, or cultivation techniques, and I mean patriarch level strong.
It's kind of weird, even if MCs always have power up in those novels, and they always seem earth shatering and always impress every one around there is always the next stronger dude that comes in. This is not the case here, and it's GREAT that it is not. Finally something a little different!
The author chose a much more... detailed approach to the kingdom building part. But the extra details are chosen poorly and are not about how things gets done.
You see, this is because of the author's choice when it comes to developping technology. In RtW you see the MC try different approach to build a canon for exemple, this is well detailed and interesting and you get to see the end results in a bloody fashion. This is great because the MC develops the technology (or recreates it) through trial and error. Effort is demanded, and rewarded.
Bu in this novel technology is mostly obtained... by buying it in the game shop with gold pieces or looting it randomly on NPCs body or from settlement destroyed... So you get the scroll, give it to the blacksmith and if he has the level he makes it... That's all. Which means that to add details to the World building, the author will have to focus on something else. And he does it through tedious staff changes in his adminsitration and detailling ridiculous gold expenditure.
Every few chapters you will see the MC creating new departements and appointing new departement heads, than
fusioning the departements, then separating them, then moving them under another departement with a new extra one just created, then deciding it should be so and do something else to move them around. This happens constantly and is mostly what we see of the kingdom building. Everyone has had 7 or 8 jobs so far. Going sometimes from maid to secretary to head of a local bank in a month. Seriously.
This has 2 bad effects.
The MC is too lucky, he is suposed to be unlucky (according to the author and the MC himself) because of his very low luck stats, but even with the help of his past knowledge... He has too many lucky encounters outside of his knowledge on how things are suposed to go. Good things drop right and left and instead of a 5 in luck it feels like he has OVER 9000! "Oh you couldn't advance the town level because you need that particular profession? Try the roulette, you have one chance maybe you'll get him! Oh what a surprise out of the thousands and thousands of possibilities you got what you needed just when you need it !"
This always spoils the good moments of the novel because if you know he is that lucky there is no suspens.
Meaning it turns very fast in a juvenil wish fullfilling story. The MC is "awesome" (in the other characters' eyes). He does everything perfectly. Everyone admires him. He acts like a jerk, is selfish but people think it's normal and lick his boots.
I did say that the backstory is awesome. It is as it's fresh, different, and it kept me wondering "why are they doing this? Where will it leads to? What's the point?"
But the actions of the MC are frustrating. What he does is often stupid or makes no sense but is still passed as a genius strategic move. A MC can only be as smart as the author after all. And this one, even though he tries hard... doesn't go far. After capturing bandits to use as slaves in a mine you'll read phrases like this "To reduce their hostily to us put them in the harshest condition in the mine and give them less food and in 2 years we'll make them citizens".
Really? Good luck on that buddy.
The MC also uses money like nothing he constantly reminds us that in a couple of day he'll need a lot of money for something time sensitive that he can absolutly not miss and yet he literally use every last coin he has dozens of time before that event and somehow still manages to get unexpected wind falls that will make him, for the Nth time, the richest guy on the server.
You'll also obviously find all the arrogance and selfinesh that goes with a chinese MC, obviously the ultra nationalism of the author makes its way in the novel and MC.
Obviously the MC HAS to be a fighting MC, despite the fact that 99% of the content is kingdom building based and it would be STUPID for a Lord to fight, as if he dies his territory is lost and the MC would loose everything he worked for. But even then the MC will spend time cultivating and all the stuff that comes with it.
The MC improves his territory he starts by farmland, he does a bit then decide to stop it and go elsewhere, and then when he is done there its also mostly dropped. Or as he is improving his territory he suddenly decides to go sell some stuff to a city a few days away, and to do that he packs up everyone (as in every single person in his territory) in his territory and they all leave... Droping everything they had done and leaving the territory defenseless...
Basically he wants to sell radishes to the nearby town. But they have a persecution complex as they are afraid that if the people that exiled them to this desolate place learn they have means to make money they will be destroyed. So the MC use a gigantic undead mount, dresses as a black mage which is a type of mage hated by everyone, and walk in front of everyone as he goes to sell his radishes while reasoning "They will be so distracted by the black mage they would not think we are from our family." But he is just going to sell radishes... All he had to do was go there dressed as a merchant and it would be okay, heck he can even hide the radishes in his spatial dimension and disguise himself as an adventurer... which was what his retainer did the first time he made the trip... But instead the MC makes the biggest ruccus possible, attracts tons of attentions, gets investigated by every regional forces and attacked by powerful mages for being a black mages... He had NO reason to be suspected, ennemies have to be aware of you to be suspicious of you and he made damn sure they were aware of him!