Overgeared

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As Shin Youngwoo has had an unfortunate life and is now stuck carrying bricks on construction sites. He even had to do labor in the VR game, Satisfy!

However, luck would soon enter his hopeless life. His character, ‘Grid’, would discover the Northern End Cave for a quest, and in that place, he would find ‘Pagma’s Rare Book’ and become a legendary class player…

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shuiko
shuiko rated it
November 15, 2017
Status: c27
I gave it a chance, I really did. I legit hate the MC, if only because hes so retarded it beyond ridiculous. It's lite really a rip off of LMS, but worse because the MC is also useless as a person, even with a supportive family around him.

The author tries to literally copy aspects from LMS, but only makes it worse cause he never establishes any room for character growth, he's literally stuck in a cycle of being a selfish dumbass, for the sake of being a selfish dumbass.

I cannot... more>> recommend this novel if you want to read something to enjoy. <<less
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Kraust Howzer
Kraust Howzer rated it
November 4, 2017
Status: c65
I accidentally clicked the stars above so ignore those stars for now as it is not the basis of my review for this novel. While so many clicked suddenly about giving a low review immediately, I cannot argue that it has the same trope as the start of the novel.

The MC has a complex personality much like weed but a different one. While Weed has a bit of a personality being a caring brother and grandson to his sister and grandmother who is ill, Youngwoo here doesn't. His only redeemable... more>> personality is his existing persistence and drive albeit with his nagging personality. Good luck and bad luck always follows him like a follower. Weed also has this mind you but Youngwoo I think tops him on this. He's not a star in my books but the MC has this charm.

As of the newest chapter, the household is in a crisis and maybe... just maybe we can finally expect a growth on the MC's personality as like every eldest son or daughter has... take the reigns of the household and help the family out. Let's not quickly jump into conclusion that the novel is outright bad immediately. As every relationship needs a second chance to get back up again to the lovey dovey moments, so too shall we give the novel a second chance.

As we all have seen, the author is like a noob writer that needs time and experience so the first chapters that we have read is obvious that he just started out.

MC growth personality is albeit slow to the low side. His mentality is so ridiculous that it got him a debt that he needs to pay and worse, the father was a friends guarantor which leaves the household in a massive debt plus his own debt piled up so I can finally vision that the MC will have some growth spurts in the coming chapters.

I have followed Turtle nee since she started translating and has been my go to korean novels whenever I finished reading my updated novels. She won't pick up a novel if it's not interesting. Like I said, let's all give the novel a second chance. Who knows... this novel might be a diamond that has been shelved for god knows how many years until Turtle nee discovered this. <<less
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aqua55
aqua55 rated it
December 9, 2018
Status: c893
Whoever said this novel is trash is mental. This is an amazing story, where the MC not only evolves in real time with the reader, bit by bit, but the author also has an incredible timeline. It's where arcs overlap and small details are never truly forgotten, but instead will appear sometime in the future. Dam, there are parts where a certain species will be mentioned briefly and will seemingly be very important, but wont appear till way later in the story. Not only that but you feel like you're... more>> actually playing the game with the character, as the skills and items and quests are all intriguing, where their quest rewards make you drool.

And no, it's not the same as moonlight sculptor. Sure both of them are similar in bringing in the idea of making subclasses like sculpting, blacksmithing, painting, etc into powerful existances if played correctly with a bit of luck, but THATS WHAT MAKES THIS INTERESTING! I'm tired of the swordsman and mages. MAKE WIERD CLASSES OP TOO, like in I Am Monarch, you hardly ever see an MC as a spearman but it made it interesting because of that.

On top of that, this story is not even close to done, we're currently on like year 4 of the MC playing the gaming and I still don't see an end to this story. And this is primarily because every time you expect it to follow a certain generic path to like hero's vs demons, or Gods or whatever, the author keeps adding other stuff for the MC to do on top of that.

For example *spoiler ahead* we're like the MC is gonna fight the great demons, NOPE, bring him to a hidden continent. Oh he's gonna go to war with the ruling nation, oh but wait what's this, now we have this whole sorry of vampires, What! We have gods, we have dragons, elves and dwarves, which we only heard of but haven't met yet. And since we have vampires, we might have werewolves but those haven't even been mentioned. We have weapons with egos, we have classes that evolve, we have NPCS that can EVOLVE THEIR CLASS, we have previous legends, blah blah blah.

Seems like a lot right, BUT ITS NOT BECAUSE THE authors made all of this extremely digestible, and make it feel like one big story, which it is. And dam, even the real world stuff is pretty fun the read.

Give this story a try, idk why's it's 3.9 stars, should be 4.5 minimum, but if you wanna live a vrmmo experience with an ideal dog. Read this. If you like LMS, read this. I swear, you'll fall in love with it. <<less
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puppytoe
puppytoe rated it
September 27, 2018
Status: c813
This is my second time leaving a review, and mind you, I did stick around until what is currently the latest chapter to date to see the MC develop. The MC develops from an unlikable unsociable human being to a unlikable human being that bribes people into adoring him.

The amount of plot armor this fella gets is unbearable. You could have a secret organization bent on ruining this guy in one arc, only to have the head of said organization down on his knees begging for the MC's items in... more>> the next. And EVERYONE ends up with the same mindset of "Well I didnt recognize his abilities, but now I do recognize it and want to be his friend". At a certain point, the novel begins to follow a "pubstomped, so I guess I'll follow this guy" kind of trope.

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Its been 4 years in the novel, and yet everyone globally still thinks the MC is going to lose the international competitions despite the MC continuing time and time again to prove himself broken. Why is everyone except the MC's kingdom/associates so daft? Which results in meh "OMG, this guy just broke my expectations" sort of reactions.

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Also, I dont mind the harem genre, but what seemed to be strong supporting women turns into 2-dimensional mindless women whose only goal is to somehow woo their one and only MC savior, who gives them items that keep them relevant in the story amongst the 50 other supporting cast members.

The story went from bad -> better -> good -> I saw that coming -> boring -> bad <<less
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kevindzx
kevindzx rated it
July 27, 2018
Status: c685
A lot of people say this novel isn't trash but it is. I have never seen such a stupid MC. I mean there is a limit to bieng stupid, the MC has two legend classe, and he rarely use his magic. And this hole consept of bieng overgeared is just crap. This web novel is just here as publicite for stupid gamers that are overgeared in game on ligne, so that more gamers give more money in items to play games.

And thanks a lot for the reviewers that said that... more>> the MC is gonna grow and have more inteligence, and here i'am at ch685 and the MC is the same stupid sh*t he was in the begining. A complete wast of time

this novel is a bad copy of TLMS. The two MC of this two novel are diferent like hevean and earth an yet the result is the same the two are king and at the top ranking of players, it's not relistic at all I mean there is a limit to the result of effort will bien stupid like Grid. <<less
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Viestigal
Viestigal rated it
September 23, 2018
Status: c700
If you’re not patient enough, you might miss one of the most phenomenal novel you’ll ever read. From sh*t to cake, it’s a story of a useless man’s journey to the peak and beyond. It’s a game novel and yeah, it started with a sickening MC with his maddening circumstances. Anyways time will heal the scars and a much better protagonist is being concocted or should say being forged. The thing is, are up to the challenge of your surviving the first hundred? Second? Third? Do you dare to read... more>> those sh*tty beginnings? Haha well goodluck and hope you survive.

PS:

You might not believe it but waiting for the next update is much worse than the reading the first 💯 chapters. <<less
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Hazy
Hazy rated it
October 21, 2017
Status: c65
It's been a really good novel so far. It's early to say whether I'll keep having a good impression about it or not, but people are giving up on it just because of the MC's mentality. Don't do that. You should at least read it a little more, and see if there's no development in his mentality before giving up on reading it. I liked the way the author describes the crafting system, and the way the MC tries hard to do his best. He is an asshole, but I... more>> believe in the translator, as she said in WuxiaWorld, he'll become someone reliable. <<less
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Dhoozy
Dhoozy rated it
January 8, 2019
Status: c900
The story was good up until chapter 300 or so. It was REALLY good, funny, charming. However the Author does not know the meaning of restraint and then made the dumbest decision I have ever seen in a VRMMORG novel.

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He let the MC have an NPC baby. NOT only did he let the MC have a NPC baby, but he made that NPC baby as the strongest existence in the game. That as 2 week old infant have the physical ability of a 14 year old. That a 1 month old infant can follow the titanic battle between TWO high end user as if it was nothing. That a month old baby can understand troops ability and placement.

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THEN to add insult to injury

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The author then go on to say that said NPC baby will be the ultimate godlike existence in the game with NO equal. That he would be perfect in every way.

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You see up until those point no matter how strong our MC go, his ability is sh*t and has no skill just very strong weapons with stats. Everyone around him is more skilled then him by a mile. However his gear makes them even. If a skilled person was armed like him he would crush him in 5 second flat.

So no matter how strong he go there were NPC and user still better than him.

But that
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baby

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killed it.

Don't waste your time. King's Avatar is better in terms of opness by a mile then this MC. If you do I suggest you stop up until
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the birth

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Boon
Boon rated it
April 30, 2018
Status: c213
I recently read mmorpg rebirth and was surprised that it was actually a decent read. So I made the mistake of trying this too. Everyone claims that it gets better after 90 chapters, and it does, but then it gets worse again.

The characters and and character interactions are very poorly done. The MC is bland, untalented and uninteresting and he spends far too much time playing by himself and interacting with nothing but npcs.

I don’t know if this is the worst mmorpg story I’ve read, but I can’t think of... more>> a worse one right now. This is worse than even Zhan long which most people agree is pretty bad. <<less
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EternalSympathy
EternalSympathy rated it
March 27, 2018
Status: c476
We've all seen novels where 'geniuses', 'talented' people, reincarnators, etc. Grow stronger, and rise to power in their respective worlds.

But if you ask me, it's far more interesting to observe the growth of a below-average protagonist into not only a stronger, but also a smarter being; a more 'genuine' growth.

Fortunately, there's Overgeared.

Staying with this novel over the course of 470+ chapters, I can assure you that this is one of the best novels out there of it's kind. For those who gave up before the story begins to reaches it's... more>> prime, I offer you my deepest condolences on missing out, and implore you to pick it up once again. Please. You'll definitely thank me.

What my rating of this novel reflects can be summed up into three things:

    • How good the novel is at being what it tries to be. (It's a character growth type novel)
    • My overall enjoyment while reading so far (the characters, execution of fight scenes, quality of humor, plot progression, etc.)
    • The level of excitement as I await the release of the following chapter.
Ultimately, once you catch up to the recent chapter and think back to the start of the story, you'll realize just how amazing the ride has been.

(On a side note, though this novel may have a few similarities with the Legendary Moonlight Sculptor, DO NOT COMPARE Grid to Weed, when reading this novel. If you're doing that, you're locking yourself out from enjoying the key feature of this novel, which is the development of Grid.) <<less
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SomeSuspiciousGuy
SomeSuspiciousGuy rated it
February 7, 2018
Status: c206
After reading 206 chapters I finally had enough, this novel is garbage.

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I could make a 10 page essay describing why this novel sucks, but the one that made me draw the line was the main character's little sister. Around the chapter I stopped reading, the MC's sister joined the game but of course, because she's the virtuous little sister trope, which means she could not possibly get a capsule from her big brother despite him rolling in money at this point. Anyways, she enters the game then 5 seconds in the city is under attack and because she hugs an NPC kid as it's about to be killed she gets a hidden growth type class due to her "virtuous" to be willing to die saving an NPC, which is bullsh*t as she doesn't stand to lose anything at all and she would NOT be the first in a game with over 2 BILLION to not be a d*ck to NPCs after the game has been played for 1-2 years.

Now, lets dissect what happened with MC's little sister: plays game for 5 seconds, gets the second strongest class in game (can't have as good as MC, otherwise how could the author justify sucking his d*ck as much as he does?), despite being level f**king 1 has a % based heal and heals the stupidly high amount of 20% per heal so she can immediately help her brother, helps with his quest and is power leveled so much it's not even funny and gets 500k gold, which is several hundred million won. All of this within about 1 hour of gameplay (i dunno, probably less) so yeah, novel sucks so much it's not even funny because she's not important to the story.

She is as I mentioned earlier the virtuous little sister trope, earlier in the novel she's been shown to have knowledge of the game e.g. A televised event in Winston where all the important people wait at the gates for MC to arrive, she knows who these people are and that they're important. Skip to later in the novel, when she first enters the game and she has no clue about the game. This is the serious flaw about her, that she is essentially like a pet or an accessory to the MC to show how awesome he is and she is not the only one, every damn character in this novel is made to be like this.

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Haxk
Haxk rated it
October 29, 2017
Status: c44
Premise of the novel is fantastic. Characters are absolutely awful. Can't get past how dumb and pathetic the main character is and if it's possible, the supporting characters, that are not NPC's, are even worse. Specifically what I assume to be the female lead is just as rotten as the MC and not in a shifty, roguish/fum way, like say Weed. More of a "You are a terrible human being and my life is wasted reading about you, what even is this" sort of way. Was really hoping for a... more>> good RPG element novel. To be fair, that portion is good. Everything else is a disjointed garbage fire. Dropped at chapter 43. <<less
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Midnight Coffee
Midnight Coffee rated it
October 25, 2017
Status: c35
I am not an adept reviewer, but let me speak my mind to those who want to read this piece and those who said that this piece is not good.

First, do not expect every story you read to have the same concept as the ones you read before.

You've read The Legendary Moonlight Sculptor before? Good for you, my friend. But it doesn't mean that you can count the value of this piece with the standards you used on LMS. In LMS, to appeal the public, the author created a cunning,... more>> hardworking, and cheap MC with a dark background, his parents were not around, and they're poor as hell. In this novel, the author tried to bring a different persona, a stupid, slow, hates labour, cheap MC. He's literally the trash of humanity, he'd die in a week if it's not for his parents still being around. But the author tried to make a story around this kind of MC, so of course you can't judge the value with LMS standards. Also, it's still 35 chapters translated, god dammit, what did you expect?

Second, this story has a certain appeal to me. I'm not saying that most people would agree with me, but, because the story revolves around an unlikeable MC, I actually want to see how he fight his way up.

Third, yeah, I hate his stupidity too, and how he thought the world revolved around him and everyone owed him something, man, I really want to hit this guy sometimes. But, hey, I want to see if this guy can change for the better.

Fourth, some korean novels that I've read showed a great start, and at some point near the end, the quality just went bad, for example Praise The Orc and Breakers, but this novel on the other hand, showed such detestable start, maybe it'll surprise you and me in the near future when the later chapters come out.

That's the end of my "I don't know what I wrote" review, I hope you give this piece a try.

Shout out to RainbowTurtle, thanks for the hardwork, mate! Keep it up, and sorry that I'm just a leecher, lol. <<less
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ArgosYesu
ArgosYesu rated it
October 22, 2017
Status: c375
*EDIT*

Well, after hundreds of chapters, Grid has finally grown. It's been a bumpy road. He started as a wimp, grew into an arrogant prick, evolved into an even more arrogant prick who only loves items, and now he's a proper leader who is willing to listen first.

Of course, this wasn't some random growth, but one tempered through meeting various NPCs and Players. I don't know whether to congratulate author for making such growth or slap him silly for taking so f*cking long to do so...

<First Review>
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What can I say? I seriously hope the MC will grow as a person. As some of the reviewers already stated, MC really isn't that good a person. Even Weed seems more, how do I say this, more dignified as a human being than this MC. Although I get why his personality is like that, it's still very difficult to read. I'll continue, but I seriously hope the author doesn't keep his personality like so.

Most of the high score is cause of Rainbow~

How stupid is the MC? From the lack of info he gets, I assume the internet itself is too difficult for him to access.

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Faust
Faust rated it
October 16, 2017
Status: --
10 chapter in. It's like seeing a discount LMS. MC is from production line job (blacksmith), but his mental age is like a puberty teen... I hope MC will be more mature in the later chapters.

What I surprised from this novel is

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there is minus level system.. well it's a gimmick of this novel, so MC has more initial stat than another player

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so, for now, it's 3/5 since I don't quite like MC mental age
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vishramramoutar
vishramramoutar rated it
May 2, 2018
Status: c180
i have read up to 180 chapters I gave it a fair shot but this novel is so unsatisfying. I'm not sure what the authors goal is but the main character class is ridiculously broken so any fun is killed because there is no sense of urgency is just meet something strong oh sh*t look at this ridiculous ability level up move on. How this novel has 800 chapters is beyond my understanding. Oh and do you like filler I found myself skipping entire paragraphs of just stats and description... more>> I know authors are paid by the word count but sh*t how much padding does a novel need. <<less
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valzione
valzione rated it
March 9, 2018
Status: c426
I gave this a fair chance when I thought it was going to be one of those "MONEY MONEY MONEY NO NEED FRIENDS, JUST MONEY MONEY MONEY MONEY MONEY" korean novels.

Did I forget to add "MONEY MONEY MONEY NO NEED FRIENDS, JUST MONEY MONEY MONEY MONEY MONEY"?

In the end, most koreans seem to be masochists of some kind and while greedy and moneymongers, that plotpoint does pass and isn't used anywhere near as much as the overuse that can be seen in LMS.

The mmo world does seem to be interesting... more>> and the skills seem to have quite obvious flaws and strengths as they should, the production system also seems interesting at first but that slowly turns into just meh due to infinite "design own item that becomes turbo op and remains that forever"-slots.

Another bad point that sees much use, is explaining lot of things with "unlucky" or otherwise with luck, which just feels incredibly lazy and cliched, thankfully though, this is not at the level of overusing, atleast yet.

Lastly, especially starting from within 300-ish chapters, retarded racism plotpoint starts to be used a lot, and it's still under heavy use, you'd think young adults wouldn't be this retarded and countries wouldn't send disfunctional teams to some world stages but... yeah. Below some examples of retarded racism present.

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This guy plays with korean person, HE MUST BE KOREAN, this completely feels like these people want to burn the aforementioned person on a f*cking stake because of this, and it doesn't seem to be just the nationalist party (i could believe it from soviets or chinese, but it's not either in this example's case)

This guy doesn't want to badmouth MC who is korean, HE MUST BE KOREAN (same comments here as above)

"We are at national competition, but because I personally dislike asians being a skinhead (???), i'll just verbally abuse this guy who is stronger than me and way more important as he is acknowledged to be the strongest player in the game, almost causing the team to become crippled", seriously this is what I thought best describes this one character, and better yet, he apparently wants to win for his country (????). What kind of country would send person like this in national stage of any kind?

Lastly, the only country that isn't deemed as the devil, is just south korea (surprisingly there is nothing about north korea despite ample poor plotpoints about china and japan. The other countries are portrayed usually almost as bad as japanese in chinese novels.

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tl;dr It's decent novel with less focus on retarded korean masochistic moneygrubbing, but this is compensated by other bad things. Don't expect too much good stuff as the MC is more or less a Garu Stu with masochistic tendencies and "bad luck". <<less
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OldManGu
OldManGu rated it
February 15, 2018
Status: c243
This author wants me to believe that 60-70% of the world can pay 10 grand for a capsule. Everything in this story seems like bs. 80% of the stuff the MC makes are only normal or rare rated. What is the point of being a legendary blacksmith? This running joke has gone on to long and its not funny anymore. The MC only made 2 unique items in 3 months. Thats 1 month in real life. He has been a blacksmith for at least 9 months in real life and... more>> has only made 8 legendary items. How can a legendary blacksmith make normal items? He even has a legendary blacksmith hammer. Its also sad that the author doesnt care about his real life. The MC said he would visit his grandfather and never did. The author just gave up on the mc's real life after the high school reunion arc. This is just a poor mans version of LMS. They should change the name from Overgeared to Overated. <<less
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Novel Casanova
Novel Casanova rated it
February 8, 2018
Status: c250
It states it is a korean novel but in every possible way, it reads like a chinese web novel.

Words are repeated, definitions rehashed multiple times, the main character is petty, not because he actually has proper reasons to be, but he's petty and stupid because the author decided so.

The author forgets multiple details, that he himself mentioned before, like how 60% of the world is playing a game, and the mongols like to ride around in the plains, and how people have bodyguards who disappear when it's convenient for the... more>> plot.

You see potential for a moment, after which you see it thrown into the ground and stepped on multiple times as the journey is made as unnecessarily lengthy as possible so much that the end goal which seemed so obvious before is suddenly hazy for no reason.

I've commented on like 20-50 chapters, around chapter 200 I think. But each and every one of them was deleted. Because, well, I suppose they were too enlightening about what exactly was wrong with the novel.

It's a time loss fallacy, reading this novel. Just like every other chinese novel. Ah, I mean a Sunk Cost Fallacy.
You've invested so much time into reading it that stopping now would seem like you wasted all your previous time.
Which is a staple of your chinese novels, which never seem to progress anywhere to be honest. And it seems to be invading other web novels too.

So, the best thing you can do is to not read this novel. "It gets better later on" is not a valid reason for reading. When the 'better' comes after 90 chapters and even then it gets 'better' at the pace of a single termite trying to chew through earth.

I won't waste any more time with this review because I feel this will get deleted too. Because of the heavy moderation that goes on in this site. Which i've experienced before.

Just know that any person who rates this novel any better than 3 stars is affected by the sunk cost fallacy thus making them believe that the novel is good so that they can delude themselves into thinking that their time was not wasted. It is undeserving of anything above a solid 2.5 for absolute mediocrity and a 1.5 for taking ridiculously long for anything to happen. <<less
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ihdanurm
ihdanurm rated it
February 6, 2018
Status: c155
If I get 1$ every time MC contradict himself, I would be damn rich.

There is something very wrong with MC, maybe he has extra chromosome or something.

Although author emphasised the "character growth", there is some problems, MC is very very petty, toxic, miserable, basically a human trash because he had to deal with "cold harsh reality" and live a miserable life, and that made his character go down to the drain. And experiencing "reality" also force people to mature quickly to adapt in society. But what the f**k is wrong... more>> with MC, he is 26 years old, his character is trash due to "cold harsh reality", but he is still immature and inexperienced as f**k, I would agree if MC is a teenager who is never go to the real world... but man..

And lastly to survived the early chapter, just turn of your brain while reading it. <<less
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