MMORPG: The Elementalist


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A salaryman by day and an Aquamancer by night. Qin Ruo might be a newbie in the popular, immersive MMORPG, “Honor and Glory”. However, that did not stop him from using his wits and battle instincts to raise money for a beloved friend’s medical fees, which eventually led him to become an elite player in the game. As Qin Ruo and his comrades progress further into the game, the trials and tribulations they face magnify. Which faction will prevail on the Mythical Battlefield? Read to find out!

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Yóuxì xiǎo gōng zhī yuánsù cāokòng shī
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CreamPuffDelights rated it
January 14, 2019
Status: c150
Essentially another xuanhuan story pretending, and doing terribly at it, to be a MMORPG.

Very similar to Reincarnation of the strongest sword god in that its basically a xuanhuan with some numbers and physically impossible stuff thrown in, because a game engine that can take all the sh*t they do into account so far is outright impossible to make.

Y'know, take a dash of the big ass sects with the really impressive sounding names, throw some equally impressive sounding words onto some totally random stuff like NetherspiritDemonGodSpider, give the MC terribly unbalanced... more>> and peculiar skills that defy the laws of physics that everyone else is stuck to, beautiful bouncing peach/jade/lotus/heavenly babes popping up every 5 meters and all of them getting interested in our noobie little aquamancer, who somehow stops being quite so noobie the moment the story starts because he "Feeeels" how the game works and can "control" the elements far better than any other plebian elementalist playing the same game, utterly brainless characters that immediately attempt to go on a killing spree the moment his fragile ego gets poked.

Also very draggy and long winded past chapter 100, per the norm for these kind of novels.

In other words, its a cookie cutter xuanhuan. Just so happens that it has a real life element attached that lets the MC stop being chased by bloodthirsty super handsome, super rich young masters for a moment and be a normal guy who plays the game to farm money (of course), for some vague, undefinable little sister who doesn't even appear LOOONG into the story. <<less
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UnknownUser rated it
May 19, 2019
Status: c229
The novel is fun to read even though there are some missing details and holes in the story.

But I just cant tolerate was the fact that the author seems to be obsessed to make the story have romance in it to the point that he made xiaoxiao (one of the female lead) who was late to enter the game, to be so OP that it doesnt make sense at all. In less than a week, she seems to almost catch up to other characters. It would make sense if... more>> shes a pro in this game that she just reset her character. But she was a total newbie in this game and a rpg game. And she just stayed in the same hunting spot. And in daytime, she also had work. But her leveling speed was so fast that it doesnt make any sense at all. Even if she have a outstanding talent, that leveling speed was so fast for a newbie. And she was also so f**king fast learner that even though the MC just battled once (with Goblin King), she already copied how he operate the elements in less than a day, and when she watched the MC practiced a skills in Killerbee teritory, xiao xiao can already make a powerful skill just watching the MC practiced his skills.

F*ck, the author just put an OP female lead late in the game so that the MC have a lovelife somewhat. The author seems to be so obsessed to add a romance in this novel, that the author stupidly and forcefully put it in the story. Its okay to put a romance in this novel but to make the female lead so OP, so that she can easily catch up to the MC, it completely destroy the balance of the story. And in fact, the reason why the MC was fast in progressing his elementalism and other strong point is because of the help of his skill "aquamorph", talent, and hardowrk. But what about xiao xiao? Just watching once, and practicing a little, she can already somewhat imitate the MC, and also create a powerful skill. The author just destroy the game vibe and balance of the story for puting an OP character for the sake of romance, to the point of stupidity. And in chapter 230. What the f**k author, in a week, they are already fighting side by side, the MC was also saved by Xiao xiao, what the heck with that author? F**king obsessed with romance? Im not against in you putting a romance in the story, but the way you did it so f**king irritating. F**k you. <<less
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Dobromil rated it
February 1, 2019
Status: c112
This would be a very good story if not for the clans theme and arrogance of players. The clans are described as a group of thugs, gangsters, etc. They are portrayed as people with rules, but in reality they have only one rule: we will crush anyone who doesn't fall in line with what we want. This rule includes: every disrespect, death of a most insignificant member of clan, possession of the monopoly to every boss and resource, etc.

Let's be realist. If something like that happened in reality, then there... more>> would be big resistance from the casual player society (who are majority of a player base) and the producer of this game would also need to take measure to temper those so called clans.

When I look at the arrogance of players. There are also a rules. Everyone else is always wrong. They don't have any rights. Every player below tier 3 is a noob.

Maybe I am to harsh in my opinion but that is the feeling that I have after reading up to now.

Maybe the author planed to create a contrast between MC and a rest of the world but the bigger the contrast is, the more story becomes unrealistic and annoying. <<less
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coyotte508 rated it
March 24, 2019
Status: c239
So the MC is an aquamancer introduced into the game by his best friend, and a regular guy at the beginning. His initial reason for going into the game is to farm money for his friend's surgery (a bone marrow transplant I assume, @ResidentialPsycho).

In the game there are 7 major leagues made of 50000 players each, and hundreds of millions of players total. Nobody wants to offend the leagues, but it's refreshing to know that in this novel if someone from the leagues causes trouble or provokes another player they... more>> have to solve it themselves and not involve the rest of the league. It's not like in other novels where everytime the MC offends someone 1000 players come from revenge.

So far, 239 chapters in, the MC has not made enemies with any major league even if he had a few disputes with some members. And it's also realistic in the sense that clans won't mobilize a major amount of players without clear benefits involved, they won't waste the leveling / gathering resource time of so many players.

There is also, thank god, no threat from real life. MC has a regular job by day in a company and sometimes players of the company as whole do raids which he participates in, but that's it. There's no offended young master that is influential in real life that makes things difficult for him. All in all, we walk away from a lot of cliches.

Regarding skills, MC knows the best way to use his class, although it requires a lot of training. Those who read 'Max Level Newbie' might know what I'm talking about. Although, he walked on this path accidentally, and the reason why is pretty embarassing and explained by his best friend 150~200 chapters in. He also got a really good/rare skill in a pretty tough quest early in the novel, but he's not the only elementalist to have those skills.

All in all, it's a 'light' novel focused on the adventure in the game, with some office gossip, avoiding a lot of chinese novel cliches. Maybe other chinese novels set the bar too low or maybe this novel targets adults, but I really like it. <<less
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ResidentialPsycho rated it
March 7, 2019
Status: c200
The story development itself is the biggest problem I have with MMORPG: The Elementalist. To start with, there is no introduction at all. There isn't a chapter where we are introduced to the MC and learn more about his life and living situation. Instead, the first chapter starts off with action. His motive for playing this game is to earn money for this girl who has had like two lines in 200 chapters to supposedly pay her back to help her treat her leukemia with a surgery. I don't know... more>> what kind of surgery exists for leukemia, but I just want to let this slide because it's a minimally sci-fi series... That said, considering the nature of leukemia, surgery just doesn't make sense. Many cancers can benefit from surgery, but leukemia is not one of them. There is no explanation or details given about the surgery either. It feels like this excuse was just picked out of thin air...

Who is this chick, anyway?! Hardly any time has been spent on her, and she's supposed to be the whole reason this novel exists!

The plot is solely focused on the game and a few office moments spent chatting about the game. Outside of the game, the world is completely insignificant to the telling of this story. The plot itself is not intense at all--just action, gaming, and leveling. That's all there is to it. You know what this story is about in the first several chapters, and there are no surprises. If nothing else, it is at least very consistent.

Each character has a specified personality but hardly any depth is given to them, even to the MC. Character development occasionally occurs for side characters but is relatively minimal. The MC develops to becoming more of an arrogant jerk as he gets stronger, but he's returned to being more tolerable in recent chapters.

The setting is not well-established. The game is the whole focus, but even that is not described clearly in the beginning. The description of classes or how the game works is not given. I think it was over 100 chapters in before it was finally revealed that the characters use virtual reality helmets to play--by the way, there's still no description about these helmets or reason for how they're supposed to work. Prior to that, I was picturing them skillfully using their keyboards and mouses. Not even the number of character types or how they're chosen or anything is given! When the MC appears, his level is already in his mid-thirties. I think this novel would benefit immensely by just giving an introduction and clarifying the setting.

Someone who is an action/adventure junky like me may enjoy this novel. However, if you are looking for character depth, a dramatic plot line, or the threat of danger on the side, this is not the place to find it. The writing is very consistent, but the plot line is predictable. You will definitely know if this is a series you want to read before you reach the locked chapters because nothing really changes. <<less
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