I Was Once a Legend


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Eight years ago, Cui Zuojing passed the final level set by the “Queen” and became the first person to have ever escaped from the Pure White Realm. But his time was frozen forever at the moment he left—the day of his sixteenth birthday.

Eight years later, he sneaked back to that nightmare and became a “prisoner” for novice player Dong Zheng.

That day, the monsters of the Pure White Realm once again recalled the fear of being dominated by the devil.

Dong Zheng didn’t have any affections for this little devilish youth at first, but with the mutual support of life and death, he gradually realized–Not good. He seems to be… a big shot!

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08/03/20 Xixi’s Translations c60c60
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New Kiki0246 rated it
July 27, 2020
Status: c52
This is one of my favourite novels that I have no idea why it has so little readers even though it has a fast release speed and amazing plot. I love the MC sooooo much and the plot's great. Highly recommend~
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New TragicReader rated it
July 24, 2020
Status: c7
Very interesting! The premise itself is nothing new, but the dynamic of the op MC and the not-so-op ML is definitely refreshing!

But the actual reason I'm leaving this review is that the author seems to be a fan of SCP's, and sprinkles references to them throughout the story! I love SCP's so this novel is an instant like, and the fact that it seems to be a genuinely well written novel doesn't hurt either.

Obviously I can't comment too much on the quality of the novel as I haven't read a... more>> lot of it, but from the other reviews and the chapters I have read, I have high expectations for the rest of the book.

If you are a fellow SCP fan, or enjoyed other stories of the bl survival/horror genre, give this one a try! <<less
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frozenlimabeans rated it
June 23, 2020
Status: Completed
I quite like how everyone is mildly suspicious of the MC, like "why is he so powerful for a prisoner" or "Wow, what a powerful player" but everyone also undermines him due to his youthful looks.

The romance is quite slow, only advancing once chapter 100 is reached. But every single hint before was just glorious and I quite like their equal relationship which I'm always a sucker for.

There are some confusing parts and weird "cuts" to certain scenes, but it doesn't disrupt the story. There was satisfaction in finishing the... more>> story.

Multiple times in the story, all the characters experience some "bad endings" and make you really wonder if it's the ending for them. But, no! They do all get their happy endings in one way or another. It isn't forced at all and in fact feels really smooth into the progression of their happy endings. There isn't a moment where you pause and wonder what is happening or why the author did it. It just makes sense for that world. Thus, Good World Building


Something else I really liked were the side couples: oh boy were they just as good as the main CP. Equal relationships and interesting dynamics!

Lastly, everything is interwoven. There isn't really a firm "fate" or "destiny" that the characters were forced to follow.

Rather, it's intricate, years of planning on the part of the character. They all quite literally worked themselves to the bone to achieve their happiness and they earned it. There is no doubt about it


This will remain one of my top novels in my list. <<less
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Fudanshi Coco rated it
June 29, 2020
Status: c119
Ah... this is a good novel if you are interested with mystery, conspiracies, and such. I also love the pace of the romance between the ML and MC. I must admit that I didn't put much hope with it due to their difference but... alas, I must admit, it was one of those which felt real.

I am actually looking for spoilers because there's a question I want to be answered, due to reading MTL I am quite dizzy and unsure with my conjectures. I will read the novel again from... more>> the start after it was completely translated.

Definitely a worth read... so far. Loving it. <<less
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