Meng Hao 'dies' repeatedly, for over a hundred years each time, making the time he's spent outside of these timeskip segments seem so minor as to be pointless.
He constantly has to rush around to save someone or something important to him which is in immediate threat of death.
His parents show up then make excuses as to why they won't help him when someone way more powerful than him is actively hunting him.
Even before all this, he never spends time with his friends/loved ones anymore. Even the comedy relief characters who are technically always with him NEVER show up. It's so desolate, lonely and boring that it raises the question of what he's even trying to do by cultivating? Does he want to just spend eternity alone, as an immortal virgin?
At the chapter I stopped reading, 700, it's been literal centuries since he's seen numerous significant people who are important to him or at least consider him important to them. For cultivators who are already hundreds or thousands of years old, this isn't as big of a deal, but many of those people were under one hundred years old when he last saw them, would they even have strong memories regarding him considering the minor amount of time they have spent together?
Long, hundred, or even thousand year timeskips can be acceptable in the right context, but he's so isolated from everyone else that it's just become boring.
When his girlfriend is kidnapped and nearly raped and/or killed, he not only doesn't kill the people responsible, he makes them his underlings and gives them lots of benefits.
He catches a bullet and crushes it with his fingers, in front of numerous ordinary people and even his classmates, and they barely react to it, despite having seen it clearly.
People aren't mind-boggled that he can do it, they just find it 'impressive'.
Xia Qingyue and Mu Xuanyin are probably the most disappointing aspect of the story presently. They are distinctly in the harem and yet act so utterly cold and detached that it's off-putting and makes me not like them (similarly to how Jasmine acted earlier in the series, where she was just an unhelpful bit*h constantly). Qingyue is by far the worse offender though, as she's been married to him for nearly 1500 chapters and yet she's STILL acting like she has no emotional connections to anyone or anything, EVEN THOUGH she was SUPPOSED to have gotten over that in a previous character arc! What do you even call this? Character regression?
Everyone is bizarrely focused on the God Emperors, despite the fact that they're utterly irrelevant in the face of what has just been revealed. It's really bad pacing and it's throwing me off. Qingyue is acting like God Emperors are really dangerous and a big deal, but... none of that matters!
He was about to go get True God powers and yet that got interrupted for this super unimportant segment where Yun Che becomes an unthinking yesman and Qingyue just acts cold while telling him what to do. It's so boring and uninteresting.
The thing that really worries me, and this goes beyond Against the Gods, is that I'm noticing trends in authors' writing. Authors don't seem to be able to change how they write. Yun Che is THE ETERNAL UNDERDOG and he's always struggling no matter how powerful he gets. Qingyue seems to be afflicted by this too, she's completely locked into acting as cold and distant and possible, and it makes her impossible to like or sympathize with.
Sure, she may somehow succeed with whatever weird sh*t she's trying to pull by removing herself from fate or something and thus erasing her past and connections to Yun Che, but if that's going to happen, she shouldn't have been written into the story in the first place. (That's totally speculation on my part)
I'll be honest, and I don't care if this sounds bad, but the fact that she hasn't had s*x with Yun Che yet is a massive red flag and gives me paranoia in regards to her character. Yun Che's harem is a huge part of the story, and that's fallen off more than it should have (Xia Qingyue & Mu Xuanyin having bad personalities in this regard doesn't help).
She took the Evil Infant's Wheel of Myriad Tribulations because she was confident she could suppress murderous, jealous or angry urges. This is ludicrous because those are practically the only things she feels.
It's like she's asking for trouble.