Carefree Path of Dreams

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This is the story of a boy who lived a secluded life in the mountains, tending his farm, rearing his fish, and dreaming his dreams. Eh? Did I suddenly conquer all worlds and become the big boss? Or am I still in a dream?

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CPoD
逍遥梦路
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StraxDW
New StraxDW rated it
May 7, 2021
Status: Completed
1.) Farming is only his side job where he grows (faster then anyone) his plants to cultivate faster. And he even stops farming after idk. 400ch or so.

2.) MC is not romantic type. So even if someone das love him he doesn't give a sh*t. But better then have 10 wives and always have harem conflicts. And if you expecting that MC have some friends (of side characters) then that's a big NO. Why have friends when you cultivate too fast. In this story there are no friends only mutual... more>> benefits.

3.) Story is compose whit lot of "mini stories" where MC travels to other worlds where the rules of the worlds are different, so he always starts from the scratch. This stories are 50 - 100 ch. long. His cheat is suppose to be that he recover his strength faster then others, but most of the time there are no others (world travelers).

4.) MC is no hero, when someone needs his help, there must be big enough benefits to help. Or when he conducts his plans, there's no hesitation to sacrifice some cities or planets.

5.) The ending is... open. (I HATE open ending :D) It's like hero kill the demon lord and then there was peace.

I liked it, except for the ending. MC is like a robot with only one goal, to get stronger. The scenery is always changing and his cheat is not really important (maybe only botany at the start), so you can say he's a genius.
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He literally get in the world without his cheat, begins like barbarian and end up like god.

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For me 4.7/5 <<less
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New fdsgadfgdfgsdg rated it
April 30, 2021
Status: c50
Good novel. I like the MCs character. MC has the personality to survive in a cultivation world. Very much like Leylin. For me this is a character driven story which is why I like it. If you do not like the MC you will not like this novel, so people who like the good guys should just back out
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Water
Water rated it
May 4, 2018
Status: c607
Very interesting story. The description in the series can be very misleading. If you expected a farming centered novel or or slice of life story then you've been completely fooled: the farming part is merely in the first parts of the novel.

This novel is very much like the authors previous tale: Warlock but with a more refined concept. It's about the MCs journey of discovery as he sinks into the deep pool about the truths and workings of universe. The story is split into parts where he journeys different worlds... more>> each with its own unique setting and "story" with the MC appearing as manipulator or even as the main character. These are then spread out over the overarching main story about the events in the homeworld om the MC as his avatar returns from each journey.

The tone of the novel and main characters personality is very much like that of the previous novel - Rational Lawful Evil guy without much regards to morals or romance, everything is for the sake of benefits, sneers at meaningless killing yet wouldn't lift an finger to stop catastrophes causing the death of millions if those align with his goals.

I wouldn't really even call this xuanhuan, this is just fantasy - and ALL sorts of it due to the different worlds he travels, from ancient asia to post WWI with superpowers (thanks XMEN) to dark victorian with demons (BLOODBORNE BABY) all I know is that its pretty awesome. <<less
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Molenir
Molenir rated it
March 29, 2018
Status: c36
Started out pretty good. Smart MC, farming rather like World of Cultivation, then quickly veers off course and turns into a crappy clone of Warlock of the Magus world. I quit at chapter 36. If you like brainless, murderous MCs, then this might be the story for you. If you prefer a more 'Carefree' story, then probably better to look elsewhere.
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Novelupdatesaccount1
Novelupdatesaccount1 rated it
June 5, 2018
Status: c146
A disappointing lackluster entry from the author of Warlock of a Magus World. This novel is essentially a clone of WMW if you take away everything that made WMW great.

  1. The MC is ruthless yes: but he has no reason to be so. Leylin (WMW) had a plot-driven reason to be ruthless, this MC is just a sociopath for no good reason.
  2. The MC is s*upid, the author gave him an overpowered system which essentially acts as plot armor allowing the author to have the the MC be supremely talented for no good reason.
  3. Plot armor galore, the author has grown lazy and it shows in the sheer amount of plot armor involved in this story. Everything keeps falling into the MC's lap
  4. Boring farming system, the key draw of this series is that it has farming elements similar to the start of "World of Cultivation". These are quickly abandoned, however, and essentially become a way for the author to funnel in justification for plot armor and power ups
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Raneday
Raneday rated it
April 28, 2018
Status: --
With the title, synopsis and slice of life, I kinda expected that it would be more a relaxing read with a xianxia theme but nope it's not which is a big disappointment to me. Add in to the fact that everything most of the high reviewers said is not really true due to the fact that if you read a lot of other CN you could already see the cycle of cliche happenings here after around 40 or 50 chapters. Like for some example MC would just find some kind... more>> of plot/luck whenever he needs to find the things he wanted i.e seeds, items, skills or the likes.

Well aside from the start of it, where he farms spiritual farm and have a accompanying system with it, there's nothing really unique with this series <<less
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Kurumekun
Kurumekun
March 20, 2018
Status: --
Truly just like the title of this novel "Carefree Path of Dreams", the MC here is truly a carefree person. He's not the usual righteous individual but instead a person passionate only to his work and lazy to help others. He is also knows how to read the mood...

Spoiler

This guy also have those status but as for now I can't see some clear cheat because those stats and experience bar just showed his own progress..

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A botany providing his own cultivation resources..
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Citizen27
Citizen27 rated it
October 31, 2018
Status: c547
The entire story seems to be misunderstood -well, with that tr*sh of a synopsis it makes sense.

The beginning might seem to make the main character the typical weak to strong, underestimated protagonist who uses cheats and becomes stronger to face slap, with bland villains, all the girls being beauties and repeat..

Well; unfortunately this is the same author as WMW. The MC is at best an antihero and honestly a straight up villain.

Don't expect him to go assist females because they're females or plot armor coming into play when he's about... more>> to die - this MC is the kind who never gets underestimated much or disadvantaged much as per the style of WMW's author. Why? He knows not to think with his pants. If he needs to kiss boots, he will, and yet he would never let himself get bullied or alienated - he's that guy in a high position within an organization a typical MC will have as an enemy.

If underdog mc's not your kinda thing then this book is for you - the curbstomps happen fast and there's no such thing as MC suffering and constantly being bullied by weaker tr*sh - they fear him and respect him. A breath of fresh air with all the books around being all about "NAMELESS JUNIOR, YOU DARE!" "Pff who is this guy, how dare he disrespect the fairy"...

Nah, it's more like "My lord, thank you for visiting" "Sh!t it's him, we gotta run!" "How dare y- *dies in 2 chapters without being dragged on*" <<less
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vladi21k
vladi21k rated it
May 13, 2018
Status: c145
Another good novel by a very gifted author. While WMW is still superior in my opinion, this novel can stand on its own. To compare, the character in this novel is more true neutral rather than neutral evil that Leylin is. I know that the evil MC in WMW was off-putting for many younger readers. On the other hand, the progression in Warlock feels more thought through and Leylin worked much harder for his lucky encounters in comparison to the MC in this novel.

Overall one of the best novels that... more>> are currently being translated. Don't waste your time here and go read it. <<less
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Pixeldrum
Pixeldrum rated it
April 9, 2018
Status: c70
It's really not bad at all. If you liked WMW, then you definitely will like this novel. With almost the same temperament (although MC here is definitely more righteous), you won't be disappointed. It's pretty difficult to find a novel with an MC that has a calm and collected personality. Most of the times, you'll find yourselves looking at completely apathetic killers, or righteous to the point of childish and unrealistic.

Again, I'm only at chapter 70 of the hundreds of chapters in the novel, but it is quite good, and... more>> the five star rating is for the future prospects that this novel can give. Although MC also gets a lot of cheats, and undoubtedly rises in power as lot easier than Leylin does, I hope that in the future, MC will slow down because his
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advantages in terms of constitution should fade away.

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If MC gets too OP too fast, I'll have to definitely lower the rating, however, as the author of WMW, I hope the author wouldn't be making such an amateurish mistake

Edit: Alright, after a literal 2 and a half years later, I finally finished the novel, and I'll have to rate the novel down to 8/10. Once Fang Yuan gets to the "dao fruit realm, " the quality of the novel visibly gets a lot worse. Some things are still pretty interesting, but a large downgrade from WMW. Both novels have extremely rushed endings that could have lasted for hundreds of more chapters, but Carefree Path of dreams ending was so bad compared to WMW still. Even preceding that, it was clear that the novel was going downhill at the dao fruit realm. Carefree path of dreams takes the concept of Leylin's "world traversing" power at... rank 7-8 magus or something, and makes that the entire concept of the novel. I actually didn't mind this for the most part, but the repetitiveness of the "powering up" sometimes got stale, but I still enjoyed this mechanic for the most part. It's just that at the later stages of the novel, the author ran out of ideas and threw in "universe traversing" and the most s*upid "final destination" arc that lasts for a solid 10 chapters before our protagonist becomes, well, God, just like in WMW. In the end, Carefree path of dreams lost a lot of flair as it went on as compared to WMW, where a lot of different concepts are touched upon, and it was not restricted to a single theme of "world traversing" like this novel was. The beginning to mid stages of the novel were very good, but the later on you go, the worse quality it gets. A lot of details and character personalities are just not developed enough, and it just seems that everything goes perfectly for Fang Yuan. Rather than a story, it's like a railway towards success, and characters are there to serve as foil for Fang Yuan, and this hurt my enjoyment quite a bit. The plagiarist never was the type of person to make well layered characters or world building, but it was still OK, but in the later stages of Carefree Path of Dreams, it clear that he doesn't care at all and just rushes the entire thing. <<less
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AlwinTom
AlwinTom rated it
June 2, 2019
Status: c660
Very good novel. Atleast for me.

MC's attitude is like that in WMW. Duh!, it's a cultivation world. You won't survive such a place otherwise.

And don't believe the idiots who say he has stong plot armor or something. No he doesn't. Those who say otherwise don't know what horrible plot armor is.

... more>> He uses his brain to think (and not his lower part) , and adapts to the situation to get out of problems, instead of relying on someone to help him.

And he doesn't stir up trouble unless there's an unavoidable or profitable reason.

And he also doesn't treat women as either goddesses or as trophies/commodities. They are treated as people. He gives them proper respect if having deals with them, and also wouldn't hesitate to punch them in the face when needed. <<less
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GoGoInTheA55
GoGoInTheA55 rated it
August 5, 2018
Status: 210
The novel was fun though a bit bland in the beginning, but it was easily rectified after some more characters were introduced and the story picked up pace. I had my hopes up and thinking that this may be a better novel than the plagiarist previous work "WoMW" which was in itself the most boring thing I have ever read.

But it seems that plagiarist doesn't know how to write engaging and ever evolving characters. This novel is a collection of tropes and sudden incidences that hold no meaning in the... more>> story context. While all the characters including the MC has been given a particular attribute and they follow it from the get go.

Now comes our cheat that gives the MC a huge advantage in growth and broken in itself. But we don't feel that the cheat [status screen] played any vital part in the story, the author has just given the MC a godly talent and nothing would have changed.

Now comes one of the main part of the novel, the farming part..... well I don't remember anything related to farming, not on the level World of Cultivation has shown us. I sometimes think that the author himself forget about the farming part as they don't seem that vital in the story.

Now the main part, and that is dreaming.
The author probably is using the trope of cultivation from "Paradise of Demonic God" and "Way Of The Devil", in which the MC's usually go to the other world (Universe) and posses the body that recently died or something else solve the karma connecting them to this world and hence increasing their cultivation.
But while the MC from those novels has a bit of distinction and personality driving them, I don't think of the same happening here with our MC. The dream parts are so bland and boring that it seems a way the author stole to increase the word count or chapter count.

THIS NOVEL IS ShIt!! Don't Read it!! <<less
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Topanada
Topanada rated it
March 24, 2018
Status: c33
Another novel from author The Plagiarist, if you finish read Warlock of the Magus World you will also like this novel because Fang Yuan (MC) have personality similar to Leylin Farlier but have different start cultivation

Fang Yuan before cultivate; life Carefree in secluded valley with his kind master, that is to say Fang Yuan have a better childhood than Leylin who transported to another world survival the fittest.

The Cheat is also not too overpowered like AI Chip (save, analysis, deduce, control, etc), and make me curious what skill/ability he will... more>> get after level up.

World Building is also like WMW, full of mystery. <<less
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omgitsaray
omgitsaray rated it
March 8, 2019
Status: Completed
This novel is a pretty good read. The beginning was great, the MC levels up pretty fast, and traveling to other worlds by dream powers is quite entertaining. I think about 80% of the novel is about MC in different worlds and 20% in his real world. It's basically a bunch of short stories combined together with the same MC. Most are quite interesting but some will be mediocre. Some minor annoyance I need to mention are that there's sometimes too much screen time for side characters that you know... more>> will become obsolete in the future. Another thing that keeps the novel from being 5 stars is the awkward translation/editing at times. Here's an example:

Chen He spat out the chunk of meat he was chewing on and retched. He was cross.

Did the translator just go Dr. Seuss on us? Every chapter would have these cringe worthy word choices which pulls the reader out of the immersion. I have seen much worse translations in webnovel so I guess this is considered quite good already. The worst part is the ending arc which becomes confusing and seem like content the author pulled straight out of his butt to milk out a few more dollars. <<less
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omarekiaby
omarekiaby rated it
May 1, 2018
Status: c121
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seaners23
seaners23 rated it
April 22, 2018
Status: c66
The premise of the story seemed pretty interesting at the beginning, but then things started to get a bit wonky. The only time when the MC is "carefree" is when he's drinking tea... and maybe when he's slaughtering people left and right. Some of his enemies are treated like piñatas... "Oh how enjoyable it is!", he says to himself.

His personality is all over the place, as if the author wants him to be everything. The scene transitions can be pretty bad at times too. The translation quality is okay; the... more>> English grammar is decent enough but the word choices can be odd at times. This novel is definitely not as good as the authors other work, but decent nonetheless.

Hmm, I wonder if 'The Plagiarist' plagiarized this new novel as well? If so, it would be nice to see what it was based on. For anyone curious what I'm talking about, his past work 'Warlock of the Magus World' was based off of 'The Wizard World'. Both are quite enjoyable. <<less
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PotatoDono
PotatoDono rated it
April 3, 2018
Status: c50
Started out great, the first dozen chapters are actually quite interesting, then author decided to turn it to a totally different path. If you like the first 40~ chapters, you might not like anything beyond that.

The first few chapters are about base-building, then it becomes action/adventure.

The novel description is misleading. It is not "I suddenly", it is more like "I killed a bunch of people and now they're afraid of me". Started great, but walking off the original base-building into a more of an action/adventure road brought with it a... more>> calamity. <<less
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kennykdogg
kennykdogg rated it
April 13, 2020
Status: c998
I just noticed the novel is close to being done and has left me unfulfilled. Way of the devil has less chapters and has done far better. The worst part of this novel is the mc/author rushes through worlds and give them no purpose, but at the same time make them lively to the point you wish it was seen more thoroughly. Many of times when the MC was in a different world I asked myself why is he here again, is he even gaining anything here, and is there... more>> a point to all this. Then usually it's wrapped in a rushed chapter and he is back to what ever random place he calls home base. I wish he would have ranked up his home world and make that a base, but that a long arcing plot point which we don't deserve. Like WMW where the MC had a whole thing dedicated to a sword. This is a far cry from wmw and people say it's a poor man way of the devil I wouldn't be mad like I am about wizard world to wmw. <<less
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Liero Dirlewanger
Liero Dirlewanger rated it
September 4, 2020
Status: c90
This was made by the same author as WMW, and was recommended to me as similiar to Way of the Devil.

Sadly, not only does the translation suck, but the plot is based upon faceslapping people who were previously stronger than the MC, and on people praising him for reaching x level at only y age.

I haven't really reached the world-hopping part, although there has been some explanation about dream masters, but I simply can't take this anymore. Feels like a bad Wuxia with a MC who has nothing interesting about... more>> him at all. He's neither evil nor good, he's neither funny nor interesting. He just goes around reacting to people who knock on his door to humiliate him, and then humiliates them back. <<less
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Solracmar
Solracmar rated it
August 25, 2020
Status: Completed
I liked the novel. Even if I didn't read other novels of the author I would like it.

The ending was a bit lackluster however it solved the remaining mysteries in the plot so I still give it a 5 stars review.

Just two points of warning there is no romance. Really none it s not that there isn't women interested it just that the MC doesn't want to develop a romance.

Second in the same line the MC is always looking forward to cultivation so rarely he will think or care about... more>> the past. <<less
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Kezmark
Kezmark rated it
July 19, 2020
Status: c948
It just ends up being a worse version of WotMW.

I keep seeing people complain about the dream traversing when it is most of the novel and the best part of it. I mean honestly, the main plot and events happening in the main world and not him visiting others... its all just complete shit, there is no redeeming quality to it whatsoever. Just really badly put together with no aim or reason for anything, characters and plot threads abandoned all over the place and you don't even spend a lot... more>> of the time there anyway.

At least some of the worlds are interesting and they have a story arc. Honestly, some of the worlds and stories he visits would have just been a far better novel if it was just a more fleshed out, stand alone story with none of the other sh*t attached.

As for the start of the story that is oh so praised, I mean its very boring and basic stuff, its better executed in some ways, but that is just cause we're getting introduced to the world and the power levels are low, this is always the case with these types of novels, where there is a lot more structure and cohesion whilst at the low power levels and it all just goes to sh*t when the world opens up.

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IMakeCopperMirrors
IMakeCopperMirrors rated it
September 3, 2019
Status: c700
Rating: 8/10

The same quite unique style as in Warlock of the Magus World (read my review for that). Overall it is maybe just slightly weaker. A bad point is that whole arcs
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of dream traversing to another realm

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can be skipped and nothing is lost because MC only gets a power-up from them and what happens doesn't impact the plot in any other way.
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