For being major powers in the Ancient Wasteland, the Ancient Sword Alliance and Ghastly Puppet Sect seem pretty damn pathetic if just a young generation practitioner can get away with toying with them the way Lin Dong has. I mean, for a region that even the four great clans doesn’t lay claim to, you’d expect the powers that have taken root here to have more domineering strength.
Get his farm up and running faster. Problems like the carrion swamp shouldn’t be the focal point early in the story. This literally takes hundreds of chapters to resolve. Flesh out the characters. Their robotic personalities make it hard for readers to be invested in them. To carry a story like this, the MC need to have a personality like Zuo Mo from World of Cultivation or Chu Yang from Transcending the Nine Heavens. The way they are right now is even worst than the cookie cutter characters and cardboard villians from Peerless Martial God.
The novel is like an RPG game with good lore but boring, repetitive gameplay--if you can get past the superfluous and tedious passages, this story actually has an interesting plot framework and world building. I'd recommend this novel, but I can't rate it as more than 3 stars because it would be a disservice to other authors who actually puts a lot more effort into their story. There's not a lot of depth to the characters as most of the enemies are as cookie-cutter as they come.
There are over 2400+ chapters in this ongoing series yet there's only maybe enough actual story for 1100 chapters. I think that speaks a lot of how much the author runs up the word count for the sake of word count. As the story progress, you see the author recycling passages and sometimes close to entire chapters--almost literally word for word--just to increase the word count.
The MC triggers the ire of vast number of cultivators in which a slaughter ensues leading to cultivators stronger than the MC chasing him until he nearly dies and is left for dead. He is then rescue by residents of a reclusive village in which he finds himself having miraculously leveled up. This happens when he was facing Earth Saint Masters and again when he faced Heavenly Saint Masters. It’s seriously lazy writing.
And the solution that the author found for his overused sword-to-the-throat fights was to turn the MC into Aang from Avatar. He literally became bald and hairless and controls the elements instead of fighting using a sword. It’s unreal. The entire first 400 chapters worth of cultivation is meaningless now because apparently cultivating in this world is not good enough for our MC.