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The cousin that Jing Huan has been closest to since he was a child was labelled as “the other woman” in a certain popular online game: only after devoting herself did she know that the other party was a jerk with a girlfriend.

After several days of being bullied online by people in the game, his cousin went abroad in a fit of anger and sorrow.

Jing Huan couldn’t take this lying down; he decided to take revenge for his cousin using the same method as that guy – buy a character in game and kill that slag guy thousands of times online.

With his strength and skill as the Great God when the game was first launched, wouldn’t he be able to kill that guy and force him to quit the server in minutes?!

He went online, eager to fight, but made a discovery after conducting a round of investigations — this slag guy was the number one DPS server-wide, number one on the expert ranking list, number one on the wealth ranking list, number one on the popularity ranking list, and number one on the fame ranking list.

Conclusion: Can’t screw him over.

Jing Huan felt despondent. He was just about to give up when he personally witnessed his dormmate’s online relationship end right after meeting each other in real life. The other party had sent fake photos and changed their voice, and had even cheated him of his money, triggering his dormmate so much that he was almost admitted to a hospital.

Jing Huan felt enlightened as a sudden realisation dawned on him. After comforting his roommate, he moved the high-priced voice changer back to his rented house overnight.

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New Otakufujoshi11
August 6, 2020
Status: Completed
5 stars.

Honestly, I was actually hoping for a little more angst

on the chapters where ML misunderstood MC

because, why not? I recognized this one because of an Ao3 workh? About the legendary CP WANGXIAN. I was like, "Oh? This seems familiar" then "Oooohhh!! The fanfic was based on this! Awesome!!"

No regrets, you'll love this novel, you'll love the characters too.
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New mintyx rated it
August 3, 2020
Status: c117
I really enjoyed reading this novel. The main and side characters are all loveable and funny. But if I were to criticize one thing it would definitely be the MC and how long it took him to clear up misunderstandings. I think the ending was really nice and the relationship developed really smoothly between the two main characters :) The time spent in-game and real life events were balanced really well and I don't think it ever got boring!
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Chiaroscuro rated it
October 17, 2019
Status: Completed
That was a fun ride. The only thing I'm disappointed about is that it ended because there are still too many questions. I wish to see more of the world like, about their families, mc's sis reaction etc. But in the end, it's that fluffy, feel-good BL so it still alright.

10/10 dog food, will eat again

This is a novel that just keep on giving. I strongly recommended it for those searching for romcom/gaming. The misunderstandings are so dumb, it's good. It all started because a huge misunderstanding that revolved into... more>> a legendary love story between a conman and slagman. MC is a cutesy shameless hode (a guy playing a girl char) while ML is the cool (slag) god.

Super spoiler below


both are not, ML figured out by chapter 50ish who MC is and thought mc's using voice changer etc cuz he's gay and isn't out. Hence he pitied him and was more indulging of mc's shenanigans.

ML is also not a slag, his pilot is. ML will uncover this on the day he married MC AND the game has preggo function. Their game char done the deed and MC's xiaotianjing got preggo I fkn can't xD

MC was several times very close to discover ML, mainly because of his voice but something always threw it off, BUT he figured out sh*t around chp 80ish and he got a massive meltdown and the both of them are so fkn cute I can't







MC is handsome but still have uke features aka the slender man lmao slender legs, slender waist, slender everything. And ofc ML is even more handsome and taller than MC. Both are known for being godly, ie handsome, smart and good as basketball. They're also good at gaming. MC is an extreme siscon because reasons. (Ofc the two hottest guy must be gay and be together lmaooo)

ML is your usual cold aloof ML but we see MC thawed him and ML's coolness (slagness? Lmao) make MC's heart beat. And so, somehow they both fell slowly but surely into each other. BOTH are not passive, they're chasing each other and it's uber cute.

I kinda dislike the antagonist and her gang bc she's so easy to hate, and when we thought she's gone for good she popped out here and there to stir shite. But ofc xiaotianji has the best slapback for her. Side chars are used to highlight MC and ml's awesomeness lol they're very sidekick-ish.

I keep SCREAMING with every update because this two is that pair, after they come out to themselves, you wish to shove into the closet and let the ducking commence lmao. <<less
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hy-d-ra rated it
September 19, 2019
Status: Completed
MC (male, tall, plays basketball) : *tries to sound coquettish* Gege, I'm pursuing you! QvQ

Unknowingly our stoic and not so talkative ML became the target of MC, who wants to avenge his cousine he dotes on, who supposedly got hurt by ML. Paradox situation, inside the game ML is labelled as a slag guy who flirts with all women, but is he actually like that? :) And MC, who rushed to join the game so much that didn't bother to research about the account he bought, now everyone thinks... more>> he's an infamous female swindler and he's being hunted. Due to events they had to join forces. Intrigues, funny situations and many more. Story has both in-game and real-life progress for both MC and ML, which is also super interesting.

The summary isn't even close to describe how funny and adorable it is how MC tries to act like a girl. He's out for the battle, an eye for an eye, even he himself suffers from all the crap he's spewing while trying to woo ML, but gradually things start to change. And it's only the small part of how this novel is capable to bring you smiles.

Personal rate: 5/5, one of the best in modern/school/gaming. Crazily adorable and funny! <<less
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mariusk rated it
February 26, 2020
Status: c85
This story is GOLD, it's one of the best stories I've read on this site. I'm considered myself as a very picky reader and this one really hooked me. IT IS THAT GOOD

Everything is so hilarious, I didn't expect it to be this funny BUT kowtowed to the author, their comedic is off the charts— I couldn't stop laughing and idk sometimes the second-hand embarrassment is wow I'm amazed at MC, Huanhuan you really are something. The MC is so cute, I love how he's not like typical shou (?)... more>> he's not weak and not girly, he's really my type ahhhhh

Spoiler below nothing important tho I just want to scream bc it's so cute


I really love it when MC teased ML if he is jealous (at that time MC didn't know that Yearning for was ML, but ML already knew that Xiao Tianjing is MC) and then ML took a very long time to answer him, in MC pov he thought that ML types super long paragraph to scold him BUT all ML said is "No" lol this scene is so hilarious and what makes it better is when the pov switched to ML, he actually originally typed "Yes" he didn't sent it but staring at it for a looooong time, this is where he starting to realize his feeling towards MC and it's amazing



another scene where both of them walk back from dinner (?) the weather is very cold so MC notice that ML hand was cold so he used his own hand to warming ML hands, this scene is so SOFT GENTLE and CUTE ahhhh Huanhuan is so cute while rip Xiang ge lmao—another thing that I like about this story is that we get to know and see the reaction of ML, how MC is impact him both emotionally and physically lol


This story has everything, like, every shade of emotions. I have a really good time getting to know the characters. I love the way how ML slowly realizing his feeling towards MC. I think the author did an amazing job with their relationship, there's no rush at all—everything is feel so smooth and natural—even hilarious.

And, yes, dog food, you will not regret it, the way ML treat MC both in real life and in game makes me smiling like an idiot. I hope I'm not exaggerating things but it is really that good. Please give this story a chance, if you love hilarious, comedy, romance story, with gaming elements this one might suit your taste.

I'm listening to 从来没想到, 我會很愛妳, 有点甜, 小幸運 while reading this, actually literally any cute love song lmao it's fit them so much! <<less
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Silangan rated it
November 6, 2019
Status: c37
The comedy isnt over the top like most Comedy web novels - theres no s*upidity, no ridiculous pranks and no perverted humor. Its hilarious when MC keeps acting like the girl he absolutely is not, and himself gagging at the saccharine words he’s saying.

No romance yet.

The game is a P2W horror show, like most MMOs are.
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katiethairu33 rated it
March 12, 2020
Status: c92
Do you want fluff? Do you want laughs? Do you want an MC who is so shameless he gives himself goosebumps?? Hehehe. This is the one. The comedy is so epic, I cannot put it into mere words. I didn't feel bored at all while I binge-read it at supersonic speed. LMAO. The ML is one of the sweetest, gentlest, most considerate characters in the books I've read. There's always cold, indifferent MLs in many novels but how many of them are truly gentle inside? This senior shows his gentle... more>> side through his actions!! Actions are what count!!


He found out his junior is prowling online confessing to a male gaming character. He is so gentle and considerate. He didn't want to persecute him for his sexuality. He tried to understand him and asked questions. Later, even when he found out about him lying, he didn't say a single word in anger. He still tried to be considerate and cut things off cleanly. He is so mature.


Let me extrapolate on some issues other reviewers mentioned. The MC is not dense. He is just single-mindedly devoted to his revenge scheme. Also, it is very hard to remove yourself from the scene and try to look at it from a stranger's point of view. He keeps hearing how much of a slag guy the ML is and the ML doesn't say a single word to refute it. How is he not supposed to believe it? And the MC tried to find out the specific situation several times only to be cut off by the ML (him and his reticence sigh). But I love the MC regardless!! He is so optimistic. I think both of them fit each other very well. I love how true to his own desires the MC is. He is not someone who gives up just because of setbacks. And he owns up to his mistakes and always tries to take responsibility for them.

I'd like to also address the issue of female 'antagonists'. It's explained in the later chapters. Basically, their real life is completely unremarkable and miserable so they figured they can make people miserable online instead. This is nothing new. There are people like this in real life too. I find them annoying but it's realistic for them to exist.

However, all of this is beside the point. The main point is how effing funny this novel is!! My absolute favorite. Got me so invested that when the angst hit, I almost lost half my life. cries. But everything is adequately resolved. I loved how it ended in an open ended way.

The story ends with them trying to come out to their family. It is enough to know that they are working on it. They're still in college. It's not like they're getting married tomorrow. So, I think this is a good way to end.


Also, another high quality translation. They're so considerate to their readers ah! I was whining during the angst part and I got consoled. The angst ends very quickly so my heart ache didn't last long. But I still appreciate these wonderful translators! <<less
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_shinigami_ rated it
November 5, 2019
Status: c85
its a generic theme however for some reason the story is cute. The MC is very distinct and adorable that one can't help but unconsciously smile from his antics. As for ML he came off as being aloof and just another ML out of the MLs out there but he's interesting in a sense that he won't budge about something he puts his mind into despite the criticism he receives, he just go on his pace and is even unfaced by MC's antics though there are times that he is... more>> surprised at times, which is a novelty.

The ML knew of MC's real persona in chapter 40+/50 when drunk MC spilled the beans and due to mc's action in game he thought that MC is closet gay and might like him. The two had interacted before this and had a good relationship. But after the spill, ML's treatment to MC turned better, the extent of which he doesn't even mind being a cp with him in their school's net. Also it is unconscious but ML spoils both game MC and RL MC after the spill.



they married around chapter 68/69, and tried a bed in game that has almost smexy function, although silhoutte only which shocks MC. Plus the bed increases chance of ingame pregnancy compared to praying on an NPC charcater. And as a result of using it once game MC got pregnant 😂



MC learns of ML's game persona in ch79


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yuukine rated it
May 23, 2020
Status: Completed
Rating: 5/5

I'm a catfisher, I have no feelings.

Time of Huanhuan digging his own grave..... approaches.

... more>> There is a lot to unpack here. Have you ever read a book that made you so happy and excited to read? That made your heart throb in pain, but also scream in happiness? This is a book that will make you grin for a long time and it will still leave an impression even days, weeks, months after you had finished it.

At first I couldn't get into it, but with the push from my discord buddies, I gave it a go. After 20 chapters I was already hooked. It helps that chapters are not particularly long and the story is clear, linear and without sudden time jumps. By chapter 50 I couldn't put it down and even read it at work.

If you want to be fluffed away by sheer happiness and idiocy of the two main characters, this book is for you.

The reveals in this story are out of this world! You expect something to happen in the way you could imagine, but this author and this book will throw a bucket of cold water on your head and scream WRONG.

You can't expect anything. You will never see it coming. You will never even imagine how things can go wrong.

First of, first half is mostly about in-game universe. Second half is leaning then from gaming world to reality and this is when you truly warm up to characters. Jing Huan might have been seen as too much two dimensional character, but as story progresses, you will realize that he's a total oblivious idiot with so many feelings that are hard to contain. And while playing this game, he starts merging the personality he created to the personality he already has because it's always been a part of him.

This story is split in two point of views, the second one being of our main lead. I won't reveal who the main lead is because it's better if you find it on your own and there are many, many side characters here.

Anyway our ML is wonderful type that listens to others and is really, REALLY damn good person.


Jing Huan is a gamer college student, who loves his sister more than anything in the world. So when a slag guy makes her quit the game, he decides to reenter the world of NCH game and get revenge on her behalf. His other roommates and friends also play NCH, so he does all this undercover.

He buys female account, a voice changer and from the start gets player killed by other players?? Why? Because the previous owner of his account was a swindler and she pissed off a really big guild.

So besides getting killed everywhere, Jing Huan and his Fairy Fox Cave character Xiao Tianjing finally found the object of his hatred: the God player of the server - Yearning For.

Well, Yearning for is a demon race player whose actions don't really align with what his Jie/sister said, but Jing Huan is too blinded by hatred for this scum slag man that he doesn't see the bigger picture.

In reality though, Jing Huan meets Xiang Huaizhi and his roomate Lu Hang, with whom he and his dorm roommates start hanging around but...

But they also play NCH... and they are on the same server... and their identities will shock HuanHuan. Meanwhile he also has to hide from his dorm roommates that he started playing again on a server different from theirs. It would be easier if he didn't buy a voice changer, get a female character, acted shamelessly with ultimate goal of wooing Yearning For and getting to marry him - only to reveal the "horrifying truth" in his face.

And then... misunderstandings galore.

(whispers, the best part is the Aunt talk: you'll know.)

*storytime over*

These two will make you eat dog food for being single.


✭ Characters: 5 - AMAZINGLY and wonderfully done, with fleshed out and realistic emotions. Just fantastic. These two will be your faves for a long time!

✭ Side characters: 4.75 - almost to perfection - I really really cared about those characters. They will make your heart warm.

✭ Story: 5 - first 1/3 more or less focused on game and revenge plan, 2/3 more between reality and game and third part is already 70% reality and 30% game. It's very linear, easy to understand (thank you translators), I learned something new and it felt amazing reading about online game as a gamer myself (although I play only one online game for 8 years, I am not as dedicated as these fools). There is a lot of money spent, it will make you cry.

✭ emotional impact: 5 - I literally spent entire hour bawling my eyes out at some chapters in the later half. You will know why.

✭ humor: 5 - fantastic, will make you cry from laughter! <<less
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lukibunny rated it
October 11, 2019
Status: Completed
I love this. I couldn't stop myself and MTL'd this (this is very easy to mtl, honestly, with my 60% chinese, I can read most of this without the mtl). This is so cute. The MC and ML interaction is so funny. I love that the MC actually works for the ML's affection (because in most BL, the ML just loves the MC for no reason). The MC works sooo hard!!!

I followed this and mtl this at every release.. this is the first and only novel I ever followed... more>> the raw. I wish... the author was more detailed = (I want to know what happened in those 4 hours!

Edit: it's been 7 months and I still check this time to time to see if the author added to this. I need more of this... Please... = ( <<less
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Lylithe rated it
April 9, 2020
Status: c112
One of my all time favorites, it's a beautiful blend of gaming and romance. MC is very refreshing, not your typical tropes. Very sweet and fluffy with a touch of angst that puts you on edge which makes it very exciting. I'm going to miss them when it ends, definitely pulls at your heartstrings and all your emotions for that matter. I found myself squealing at some parts, crying at others, I truly got attached to the CP. There's also unexpected twists and turns you can't really predict everything but... more>> in a good way that keeps you on your toes. A total must read! <<less
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JINHUAHUA rated it
February 19, 2020
Status: Completed
This novel is one of the best novels I've come across with on novelupdates. The translation is amazing, the story is cute and refreshing. The characters are also likable and I enjoyed each and every second of my time reading this novel. If you are wondering whether you should read this or not, you are wasting your time. Just dive right in. I promise you definitely won't regret it.
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ike_00000 rated it
February 13, 2020
Status: c80
Ridiculously cute!! I wasn't planning on it but I ended up binging 80 chapters at once....

Characters: 5/5

MC is great and super funny! I don't like weak ukes and this one really isn't. It's hilarious watching him digging himself a pit. I also really like ML; he's pretty typical, but I loved watching him slowly start to like MC. It was an actual reasonable progression for him to fall in love which I really enjoyed. The romance actually makes sense, rather than love at first sight and eternal infatuation BS. The... more>> side characters are pretty funny as well.

Plot: 5/5

As someone who doesn't really play games, I still found it easy to follow along and interesting. I also hate when misunderstandings drive the plot, but this one was quite amusing (especially when MC realizes his faults and starts planning his funeral). The game they're playing is tr*sh tho, what type of game is so expensive???? Crazy.

Again, I really enjoyed the realistic relationship progression of them and everyone else!

Writing / Translation: 5/5

Thank you so much for the hard work!! It nearly got dropped halfway through, so special thank you to the current translator for stepping up!! I wish I knew Chinese :' ( <<less
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Sliph rated it
November 7, 2019
Status: c38
Pretty entertaining, light and fluffy. The MC has depth, as does the ML - without destroying any of the comedic values. The novel does a great job of keeping you interested in their antics. So far the pacing is good and the writing flows nicely, I would definitely recommend this to anyone looking for an uplifting novel to enjoy.
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FanGirlNoha rated it
May 18, 2020
Status: Completed
I'm speechless. This novel is so good that I'd score it 10, no, 100 out of 5 if possible. The setting is good, the characters are done really well (even side characters) and more than anything, I JUST LOVE THE ROMANCE!

First, the setting:

The premise is that both the MC & ML are MMORPG players. So the novel has a fair amount of gaming info. But the author was very good at giving out the information. So, it didn't feel like an info dump, but seemed well integrated into the plot.... more>> Even someone like me, with zero gaming experience, could understand most things (apart from some minute details).

The characters are well written and the portrayal of the MC & ML was absolutely brilliant. We could understand them as gamers as well as ordinary people. The side characters, especially the friends of the protagonists were lovable too and there was no huge drama or love rivalry going on. What I liked the most was that the MC is quite daring and expressive.

He has the perfect amount of masculine charm (unlike the feminized shous of certain novels). He pursued the ML in the beginning as a catfisher to get revenge but eventually pursued the ML a second time after the misunderstandings cleared up.


The ML is also very likable. He has some typical qualities seen in MLs of the BL genre but every quality is served in moderation.

I did feel that the story lacked more drama or at least some genuine quarrels between the MC & ML, but I guess it's fine in the end.


The only real drama starts at ch 93 and ends by ch 101. But it did make me cry 😭😭😭. If you like, I'll give you people some more spoilers.


Go to ch 67 and later, ch 108. There are some cute parts like the MC & ML getting married online and people in livestream finding out that MC is actually a man. :P


The romance is slow burning but once it starts, it's like wildfire. There are some absolutely brilliant, fluffy moments in the beginning. By the end of the novel, even I as a reader was overwhelmed by the dog food (romantic moments) The smexy scenes were not too explicit but they were realistic and sweet, not just full of lust. A fair warning though, all single dogs will feel like crying after reading all of the dog food! 😭😭 Tl;dr: Good story, good characters, WONDERFUL ROMANCE! MUST! READ! 😁 <<less
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BaiYihan rated it
April 2, 2020
Status: c107
This novel is so good! I binge read this for the last two days and I'm hooked! I find it in a forum thread and im do glad I did. The MC is straight but he gradually bends and the plot is a rollercoaster. I was sobbing my heart out while laughing my head off the whole time I was reading this.
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SilentWatch83 rated it
October 27, 2019
Status: c33

Everything is so cute and adorable, especially when the MC tries his level best to complete his self appointed mission. And fails. His “luck” in the game is also funny.

Very entertaining, as a light hearted read.
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Dr_Mouse rated it
July 20, 2020
Status: Completed
Nice reading. Can't say that this novel outstanding among others, but it has good storyline, humour and a lot of dog food.

If you like light novel without tricks and unexpected turn, then give it a try.
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inch07 rated it
July 3, 2020
Status: Completed
I don't usually write reviews, this is more like my after thoughts.

This novel was such a satisfying read. I was so glad to find a completely translated novel after repeatedly hitting the end of other ongoing ones. Started this as a mean to pass time but ended up binge reading it and finishing it in one day (rip my sleep).

The ML and MC are just *chef's kiss* and the comedy is gold. I love how we get to see HuanHuan's reaction to his own shamelessness. Also like how they accept... more>> their feelings for each other quickly and don't try to deny it. The romance is so sweet, I was clutching my pillow and squealing so hard whilst reading it. Author really knows how to bring on the feels.

This was my first 'gaming' novel. I'm no gamer and was worried that I would not understand or miss out on certain points but it was not at all heavy with terminology or anything like that. In fact this novel has made me more interested in the gaming genre, will definitely start reading PUBG Online Romance after writing this.

5/5 read. Wish their romance continued for 1000 more chapters but sadly all good things must come to an end. Happy reading to all, this is an absolute must read novel. <<less
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namminzz rated it
May 7, 2020
Status: extra 2
‪Super cute, sweet, heart-warming and funny story with smooth plot!! Love the characters of both MC and ML, also their friends~ the love line is reasonable.

I also love that Huanhuan actually knew how to play the game. Not just traveled around in the game with ML like some gaming novels. I think it makes this novel the real gaming novel, not the novel that the characters met each others in game

one of the best gaming BL novel I’ve ever read. Recommend this to everyone❤️‬
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Neleothesze rated it
May 3, 2020
Status: --
Funny, silly, heartwarming. Top translation. A must read.
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hiryukaede rated it
April 29, 2020
Status: Completed
This novel totally a Jewel!. Fluffy, sweet, and totally amazing, I cant stop smiling to read each chapter, but, there is a heartbreak moments that I really feel hurt just to read it, when both of them almost break up,.. T-T.. but then its solved, both of them totally mature, and the ML totally amazing, possesive but not a selfish, mature, and totally "husband" materials things... Also, the novel totally real, no drama, no s*upid plot, but, its totally feel like reality,.. if someone hobby playing game like them, they... more>> will absolutly agree with this novel point of view,.. I even suspend this novel create by author real experience, 😂.. couse almost all the personality in this novel also have in real life, if you are gamers you Will absolutly understand straight away! Maybe thats way, I totally recomendid this novel to everyone who play game a lot! 🤣🤣😂 <<less
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