She kills a roomful of people right off, then second time around she just looks stupid till she's knocked out by the slave spell. Shortly later she pretty much disassembles it &
knows it's inner workings since she does something similar. What you might not have thought is:
The king of hell 'loves' her at first sight, but wouldn't even bid on her, and left her to suffer at the hands of the actual purchaser- but he assigned someone to watch what happened though... (true love)
She keeps getting tailed. How did she survive as an assassin before? Oh. Wait, she didn't...
The author talks about meridians and how hers have no power, then does things that should need _some_ sort of power (sensing/moving energy to start) - but doesn't explain it. I'm not saying I know the author's world- just they should explain it, or not use terms which cause confusion.
She's super oblivious. From dying in the first place because she had no clue people had a problem with her, to later when she heals someone from an impossible injury and decides to keep that disguise that had no advantage.
Speaking of which- she can do disguises! She's an 'expert' who doesn't think to cover her apparently unique eye color- how 'expert' is that?
She needs to know things. Apparently talking to people/reading books isn't even worth trying. Even (snicker) disguised... Better deal with the 'King of Hell' for info! Must be under the king of hell's thumb!
We won't even get into her lack of interest in her 'own' family situation, but desire to stay in it despite the fact it'll only cause her random, unexpected trouble.
Since most of the other authors this author's copying don't try either I'm not pretending (s) he's unique in being 'wrong'- just that it's part of the story & potentially important as it is the enabling vehicle. It would be like having a 'magic box' for transportation with nothing about fuel, inflatable wheels, signals/safety measures, rules of the road (or lack thereof), risks, laws & punishments- or even everyday conversation somehow being ok to leave out. Author, try a tiny bit harder.
Now- I'm not saying this game works like WOW (there could be hardware limits which allow unique keys/personalized security) which would make account sharing impossible- just the author should explain so instead of assuming 'that character'='that person' is the only possibility.
Anyway- many things not seen/explained here for 'reasons'.
Even the in story advertising described by the author doesn't clarify whether it's simple 'increase own market base' advertising, or if there's other games/competition. (I won't even get into the timesink of a death penalty apparently designed to make raids more irritating. I know you may be thinking 'Gamers aren't all that wimpy', to which I say these are pretty much mostly 'rich' gamers, and their view on investing time into something that randomly punishes is probably a bit less tolerant.
If you're suddenly bumped up to L50 (via bullsh*t), you're not going to go to the 'beginner area' to grind- you won't get anywhere near enough XP to level (if any at all- L50 people killing L1 mobs do it for item drops if at all-- maybe to power level someone else if the game allows it). Now I know this game seems to have a high level cap (so maybe the level ranges are wider), but that doesn't change that L50 challenge should be nowhere near L30 challenge- and far beyond L1. It's possible I suppose, but that would make this game a ridiculous grindfest
I won't even get into the author not realizing the power abuse that happens (getting someone fired), or lying about their identity to their own guild member for no reason I can think of.
Why would an NPC choose to demand someone get married? How could they control the information anyway? He could have just listened alone, then sent screen caps/told her himself- it's stupid. Now if it forced an un-sharable quest- that would be different, but we've seen none of those so far- no quest sharing/requirements at all actually.
And there is the small issue of this information being supposedly super-important in regards to one of those 'stop the return to power of those bad guys'. Well- if it's someone 'not getting married' is worth risking the whole server over...
Especially since he was able to build a party with people who needed limbs regrown- entirely by his friends 'networking' for him. (I won't get into the illogically paltry showing of his 'bar side business'- because apparently, if you're poor & need healing- 'walking farther' isn't an option)
I'm reading Ch36 like it could be a turning point- we'll see if it 'self-realization' of the character, or just 'self-aware' author trolling. (@Ch58now- it was trolling)
This clown can literally drop major appliances and cars on enemies, but is still afraid to help others 'not die'- because they might ask him to join them or something. When you see more powerful monsters and organized monster groups- maybe you can consider a few allies may come in handy.
when you walk to an SOS sign, see enemies, then turn tail... What did you think you'd find, jerk? You wasted your own time for nothing.
By Ch 29 the MC finds out 'plain as day', that his conveniently hoarding everything in his cheat item box leaves others with nothing to survive with. Says valiant MC "But, clearly wiping the buildings clean was going too far. It was bound to attract undesirable attention.
Though, I didn't feel like returning it either."
Really, MC? You have so much, and you care that little? It's not even like they're bad guys- they took in refugees... well, whatever...
Also, I don't see why, but this is yet another author who intentionally makes the MC a petty jerk for no reason- which is fine, but to write everyone else as 'happy to put up with it' (like all the other hack writers) is tiresome and unoriginal. He's even actively mean to one 'harem candidate' just to hide his stupid secret (which, if exposed would change nothing most likely (as he already revealed one secret so far & we've move past it with zero side effects) -- but hack authors like 'hiding the hidden power' (or whatever).
I'm not saying he should just show it off- just not act like 'burning people' is preferable to 'trusting them' when they didn't do sh*t to you but be nice (ch 129 is irritating). It wouldn't be a stretch to say he lowered her morale & helped endanger her life. For nothing.
Why the hell would the MC (a shy hunter in a small village) know about lens curvature? Making him able to read & write is probably already pushing it for a hunter. (c4?)
almost 1/4 of c6 is the MC assuming things of convenience, and forcibly denying what they're told- despite the basics of 'you don't know- that's why you're asking...'.
The repeated bit about the MC purposefully (and rudely) ignoring people gets old, fast. Also running away from people like they are a 'threat' just for wanting a conversation.. really?
Especially when the MC comments on a guard purposefully ignoring people, then promptly does it himself. C'mon- seriously? (C5)
Oh, 'Hello, Identify-san. No, you weren't unexpected... (c6) ' (surprise- obfuscated/still unconfirmed by c8)
There is an quietly unspoken aspect of 'skills' vs 'powers' overlooked in the MCs abilities vs the supposed world canon. MC both has stealth and hunter focus/skills (in addition to 'megane'), while others appear to be defined by their gifted power. This clearly isn't so- but the narrative so far is yet to clarify 'how things actually work'. I'm going on 'MC misunderstands things' for now, but t's really (I think) author hasn't worked it all out.
The author explains how 'people finding things become the new owners' as normal practice- which is contrary to Japan's inherent respect for other's property (keeping a 'found' thing in Japan is called 'theft by finding') - on the other hand, just pretending 'anything you find is instantly yours'
works (and will never cause problems) is pretty short-sighted. I know much of the real world 'kinda' works like this- but imagine smaller communities, with more unique hand made, identifiable, personal (& magical) items. Then add bandits raiding things/thieves/ (magic to steal?), and finally, people who can kill with magic/weapons...
"I found that- really!" suddenly becomes less of an 'absolute', and likely to get you killed if not careful, because the thing you 'found' is clearly someone else's.
The ending is pretty borderline bad- 'BAD END' style bad mind you. It starts out and builds up as a story of hope, but then the author decides to muddy it up till it's a far-from-profound tale of selfishness, hypocrisy, and quiet betrayal (At one point the MC intentionally lets his allies die to further his future plans on 'balance'). Also, the ending is a 'pull out your a$$' deus ex nigtmare- laden with fanboi level actions and events.
Yeah- there's a lot of double standards in this. Pretty sure the author is half trolling or just doesn't give a ***. Possibly too dumb to notice himself, though- who knows? Mostly seems like he's lampshading for effect- pointing out the hypocrisy to make a point about war- other times... it just seems dumb.
This is a faux harem. That means that for the most part, the 'dense protagonist'/herbivore schtick is going to be abused. Not really a spoiler exactly- but I don't want to hear anything from people cause I 'ruined it'.
Sorry to say the author is trolling you/snubbing your desire intentionally. There's even a scene where one of the girls is snuck/forced into his room under the pretext of... well, doesn't matter- the next sentence jumps to the next day totally overlooking the incident nor giving any explanation. Ah- but they do all kiss because of a convenient need due to a skill- and because the author hates you, describing each kiss/the awkwardness/situation is pretty much skipped just to say that it's done. Harem bait is just for suckers- it's a faux harem up to the epilogue at least (A few 'extra' chapters left now...).
The villain is OP. WAY OP. You know how he MC plans to defeat them? 'Get stronger'. I know that seems like a retarded spoiler- but you'll read hundreds of chapters & see that's pretty much it. This sounds like it's not an issue except for the glaring gap in power which appears unapproachable through 'Goku' effort alone. c240 & NO HINT of how to counter ANY aspect of their OP abilities. (That's actually incorrect- there's one hint they found in a dungeon (ignored- too much effort apparently) & the other is right there, but he denies it (because name is in all caps maybe?). In all other respects, he's just 'going through the motions'.)
What is clear is that except for the bad ones, the rest don't seem to care. No 'gods' (male) apparently.
The initial money lenders being pretty much written out.
Weeds hastily accelerated & assisted romance.
Bardray's sudden & ridiculously easy path to stat increases.
We won't even go into his class change, which seems more 'author forced' than 'character chosen'. It's 'barely' logical considering the character's supposed stated purpose. I also seem to remember there being an excavator class which would be both better suited for that purpose & draw less wrath from the gods...
MC defeats like 20 assassins & is asked to help the main town his village pays taxes to, because it would be bad for everyone if the obviously evil plot succeeds. Now- without being a 'hero'- he's already done quite a bit (unpaid) on a whim, and things going bad would eventually affect him anyway... so... he chooses to refuse, because as 'smart' as he is, you help only those within arms's reach- everyone else is on their own.
Most of his 'developed tech has a footnote in that only that one blacksmith could possibly re-make this (for reasons).
By Ch 74 we see a name-dropped (& gender-swapped) 'Merlin' who seems to fill the now important role of cliche 'selfish, powerful, well-informed, potentially world-destroying-in-pursuit-of-her-goals' villain. Really? And of all the territories, she's of course of course been eyeing the MC & his tiny region. Whatever.
BTW, I just read c27, and I couldn't help thinking how this series lacks self awareness when the MC laments that 'the world is a dangerous place' in worry over Ruri. I mean, why would he think that? it's not like some people would abduct her and sell her for... Ooooh!
Anyway, this pointed focus AWAY from Ruri as a victim (not to mention her unbelievably bright and already healed personality considering 'god knows' what happened to her). we won't even get into the bizarrely convenient attitudes of the various family members. Couple that with the fact it's barely a plot wrinkle- as sloppy as he is he should be in jail already.
I don't see the point other than the catchy title, but whatever.
At it's heart his is just a glorified vehicle for 'weekly random cute stuff'.