Ranker’s Return


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The early days of the virtual reality game, Arena.

Meleegod was the strongest ranked player! He deleted his character and suddenly left. In order to restore his bankrupt family, he returned to Arena!

“Do you want to create a character?”

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TheJudge rated it
January 16, 2020
Status: c37
Story is about a Rich arrogant MC that takes everything for granted, whales on a game, becomes ranked 1 player. He deletes the account that is worth a load of money, because he looked down on players that made money playing games and that it's below him. Fast forward a few years, he finds out his family went bankrupt after he got back from military service. Being poor and having nothing, having no college education, he turns back to gaming.

He talked a lot of tr*sh about how proper humans should... more>> get a good education and find a good "real job", but here he is working as a cashier with no college education. I have no pity for this guy at all, he had it coming and needed a reality check. My gripe is how meddling the devs/gms are in this game and that he was able to beat a player much higher than him at level one. If it was a new game, sure i'd believe that, but for a game thats been out for years, are you telling me that these players still play like noobs and the MC is the only player that starts a new character? Not to mention the player accepted a duel that gives the winner everything they had and deletes their account, what a joke, who would accept such a bet vs a level 1, are you telling me he's the first ever smurf and that nobody has ever intentionally makes new accounts to mess around/scam players by betting "winner takes all".

Not to mention, MC is the only smurf player in a game that's years old, with luck that rivals even the gods themselves. Gets op ring from tutorial, 1 of a kind pet from a low lvl dungeon, instantly liked by top vid editor because MC is one of the only players out of the millions or billions of players out there, knows top tier secret craft recipes, gets top tier rare skill books ect, the list goes on. This novel is unbelievable in so many levels.

That being said, the story is about how the MC starts over in order to support his family, on a game that is years old. Hit or miss, you're not missing out much whether u read this or not. There are a lot of gaps that isn't explained.

Edit: Decided to read 20 more chapters since there were so many positive reviews to give this another chance and nope, nothing has changed. The plot in this novel feels forced and unnatural. For example, an notorious guild would put up a rare weapon up for sale "cheap" just so they can buy it back later and starting fights with the MC because he "bought" his weapon, only to be wiped out or have their account "deleted" in another ridiculous bet. It seems to me this game literally revolves around the MC; uncontested. To readers looking for actual plot or character development, read something else. However, if you turn off your brain and loves reading OP MC mowing everything down and forced random plots, then have at it.

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dustystaff rated it
January 22, 2020
Status: c12
Inherently this novel is not bad, however with so many vrmo novels out there this one seems a little bit bland. First off he decides to make warrior as his first class change which wouldn't be such a bad thing if it weren't for the fact that the summary is way to short, and boring ; it makes me think the author lacks imagination. What makes this worse is the fact that the MC levels up way to fast, the game system gives him ridiculous stats through unrealistic interference, and... more>> him simply finding the items he needs like it no big deals make the novel reads like he simply going through the paces; which in in my opinion is not fun to read. Second off the dilemma of the author might be sad, however its hardly relatable to, and gives me very little reason to care about the MC struggles, and at the rate that this character is leveling up up, this shouldn't be a problem for long, and kind of makes the whole point of him having to level up from scratch kind of pointless. <<less
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oblueknighto rated it
January 18, 2020
Status: c17
The prologue is cringeworthy but it’s still fun to read after that.

The inside woman inside the game company is shifting the game to his favour by putting ridiculously hard challengers tailor made for him. He’s getting OP so fast he’ll catch up to the top rankers in 100 more chapters. I honestly have no idea where’s it’s going to go from there because he was already the best player in this game. He’ll just keep collecting more levels and money? Bully some guilds and solo some bosses? I’m definitely going... more>> to be entertained though. <<less
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rhianirory rated it
January 17, 2020
Status: c16
All I can say at the moment is I like it better than the other new MMORPG where the MC has ESP. while the writing has problems at some points, this story flows better. I have a few issues with the MC's choices and motivation and question his intelligence in one or two situations. It's still early days so I'm willing to give it a chance since he hasn't been acting like the typical Weed clone MC, though he has the usual 'in debt' background.

also...I find the eyebrows on the... more>> bear in the cover picture disturbing... <<less
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M.A.T.R. rated it
March 26, 2020
Status: c81
An extremely fun and good read, I do agree it has its shortcomings, but it is still a very good story that doesn't get boring.
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hk rated it
January 27, 2020
Status: c25
Should have been around 4.0/5. A bit early to give a review but I liked it so far. People disliked OPness of the character and the speed at which he grows. I'm personally too bothered. The description pretty much tells you what to expect. Of course there are a lot of better VRMMORPG but so far it didn't have anything damnable.

Of course, the MC is not super mature. Economics is just a figment of your imagination and OPness is through the roof.

Pros? There is enough internal consistency. Definitely a lot... more>> of the enjoyable VRMMORPG moments. Characters aren't complete morons. MC is quite likeable

If you think I'm rating this novel too high for trivial reasons, I think other low reviews have also been for flimsy reasons, so it's ok I guess <<less
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Pendragon05 rated it
January 25, 2020
Status: Completed
While I do agree to the reviews of different readers here, we can't deny the fact that it's quite enjoyable read, atleast in my opinion. Look, it's already given that almost vrmmo themes always make the MC an op, so I'm not surprised about the development here. One thing I just hate is the typical plot of revenge against his enemy (the son of the person who caused his family's bankcruptcy). It's so f*cking annoying that he has the tendency to fall for a simple provocation of his enemy. Everything... more>> is tolerable so far except anything related to his enemy. It took 938 chapters for this series to end because of that. I personally don't like long novels like Overgeared that has so much useless chapters and plots, except if the plot is so good and if it's done correctly. MC is relatively fast in leveling up his character which is tolerable but it's still took 938 chapters.

Well it's still an enjoyable ride and has it's own moments. <<less
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seigaku87 rated it
January 16, 2020
Status: c14
Although I feel like what happened to ... more>>

his family and wealth

was pretty abrupt, but I can still rationalize why it happened. I imagine they’ll provide more details on it later and how exactly it went down but it does feel like just a convenient plot device at the moment.

That said, I still really enjoyed the chapters I have read. I’ll try and update my review once more chapters are out. I do like the setting and for once it’s not a VR game that’s totally controlled by a super-computer AI. Others can actually interfere with the game, for good or bad. <<less
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