Reincarnation Of The Strongest Sword God

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Starting over once more, he has entered this “living game” again in order to control his own fate.

This time, he will not be controlled by others.

Previously the Level 200 Sword King, he will rise to a higher peak in this life.

Methods to earn money! Dungeon conquering strategies! Legendary Quests! Equipment drop locations! Undiscovered battle techniques!

Even the secrets Beta Testers were unknowledgeable of, he knows of them all.

Massive wars, life advancement, entering Godhood, sword reaching to the peak; a legend of a man becoming a Sword God has begun.

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ROTSSG
RSSG
重生之最强剑神
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StarSpeedCollection
New StarSpeedCol
Dec 05, 2021
Status: Completed
Okay. Dont read this novel if:

  • You want any sensible story.
  • You expect anything to make sense.
  • You want some heartwarming romance
  • You want some smart gameplay tactics/strategy from anybody in the novel
Now we got that out of the way. Why I rate this 5 stars?

Firstly, I misclicked. I wanted to press 4 stars but pressed 5 instead. Secondly, I approach the novel with somewhat a different mindset. I definitely won't deny the ridiculousness of this novel, the non-sensibility of everything in it, and the indestructible plot armor the MC is wearing but damn... more>> its a fun novel. The only reason I wanted to give 4 stars is the light-speed rushed ending of the "First Season".

Here's the mindset I keep when reading this novel:

  • I just want to see the ridiculous, brain-dead things that the MC will do next
  • Its seriously just for the fun of it. Everything is overpowered, everything is underpowered.
  • Its like watching cartoons when you're a kid where ridiculous things keeps happening and you are still entertained nevertheless.
  • The details are just secondary.
I genuinely read this to celebrate all the MC achievements and winnings while also just to see the bad guys get rekt. If you dont argue too much on the details, the novel is s*upidly addicting and fun!

If you are the type to fully engross yourself in the story, emotion, sentiment and experience of the MC and dont want to read this kind of brain-dead, brute force, no personality MC, then please dont read this. You'll just suffer. <<less
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ARodz
New ARodz
Nov 15, 2021
Status: Completed
When the MC thinks and acts like a low grade AI with no human emotions other than greed and jealousy with his endless incompetence supported with weak and underpowered support characters who are more linear in existence and thinking than 2-D background characters who only appear in a single chapter is what I hope were the case than it would atleast be tolerable...

So, the MC is a an ambitious guy hoping to make it big and seems determined to do so but don't let that fool you friends... more>> cause that's an illusion the AUTHOR has tried to instill in you...

The MC is the most passive guy I have ever seen (read) hands down and trust me I have seen (read) a lot of novels and he is by far one of the most frustrating one and the one I hate the most second only to this AUTHOR...

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Gorgeously Large Panda
Gorgeously L
Mar 31, 2018
Status: --
Cons:

1. MC keeps getting rare drops left and right despite the very small chance of 1 to 10000 of dropping them.

2. Zhao Yueru

... more>> 3. The author has something against women. Every other chapter there will be some random girls who want to sell their bodies to the MC or some other guys so they can be carried. This is a freaking game ffs! Also literally every woman in this novel wants to warm the MC's bed.

4. Too many lucky encounters. Every single one of them could make the MC OP to be famous for 10 years.

5. Despite being way too OP, he still almost died to a lower level assassin with much much worse gears, and only managed to win due to yet another heaven defying item of his.

6. Too many random ass skills. Every single one of them is "omg I can't believe some fool is selling this super extremely rare skill!1!".

7. Zhao Yueru.

8. Everybody has no life and plays VR 24/7 including top CEOs, real assassins, etc. The game runs twice as fast as real life time, which means people with actual jobs will be severely disadvantaged due to only having their sleep time as play time (16 hours in game time compared to 48 hours a day for dedicated players) yet for some reason the top players are always some big names in real life. 9. The MC has no goal. He doesn't want to get too much attention to stay safe, yet everything he does is the opposite. 10. Heaven defying mask that is literally a cheat.

11. A sword with the ability to make a shadow clone with 50% of the original's power. Like, what? Oh and he can switch place with his clone, which means he will never be in real danger. 12. Did I mention this ridiculous character surnamed Zhao? <<less
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Alexander Valdimir
Alexander Va
Aug 11, 2018
Status: c350
It's hard in a weird sense, as I may have given this a four star or a five star when I first started reading novels. I remember when I first readied "Ark", it was the third web novel I ever readied. While I don't remember too much of it now, I remember having a good time reading it, to the point where I binge readied the whole thing in less than three weeks.

I mean here's the thing, I was on Vacation while I was still serving in the FFL when... more>> I first touch a web novel. And I'm going to tell you that I before I readied my first web novel on this site, I never had readied more than five books that wasn't mandatory by education. And those novels were all military so you can imagine that I am no book lover. So as someone who became fascinated by this new experience, interested in reading these novels where the authors showcases the world they developed around them. The time I spent exploring this new hobby of mine quickly became somewhat of a obsession wanting to try find more to read. Everything seems "Good" to me, no matter what I readied, I enjoyed reading it without the inking of criticism. Hell I even readied Zhan Long for upwards of 500 chapters, if I probably readied that now I would've rather torture myself. So you could see as a person envelopes this new experience, as long they are grabbed by the first few chapters, they would enjoy it no matter how outrageous it seems. If this novel was there nearly three years ago when I first started reading, I could easily imagine myself giving it a five stars.

But it wasn't, I started reading this novels after touching on dozens of others novel that I readied when it became my newest hobby. I'm more experience now, while criticism may destroy my enjoyment, it something I inevitably develop when I readied enough. Something unavoidable, you're not as forgiven when the author does things that just borders s*upidity and rationality.

People who reached this point, they are not longer able to go back into that first touch of naive. We judged more critically, at times we try and find that first touch but to no prevail. We respect novels that are able to bring amazing story to life, and abhor those that just are just mindless seemly cash grabs or endless character reasoning that makes us questions the intelligence of the author.

As for this novel, while it isn't a cash grab, nor to the degree where you simply wish to beat the author for the imagination for producing such a childish character. There's nothing that stands out from it, It has been a month since I readied upwards towards Ch.350. I can barely remember a third of the story, I don't even remember the characters name. A story testament is characterize on how memorable that it could last even years forgetting only a few parts. Yet I cannot remember this story, I have a decent memories, as a testimony, I could remember and list the first five web novels I readied and give a reasonable background on it.

This novel is simply a MMORPG, I'm not saying it as a criticism, I state it in a way where it wasn't able to define itself. There's no "Story" in my part, there's nothing interesting or new.

I've Readied MMORPG where the Leading character rises to the top and build a huge empire.

I've Readied MMORPG that have exquisite battles, story telling, and some what character development.

I've Readied Enough MMORPG to the point where I know what's going to happen in a basic MMORPG for the next hundred chapters.

And that is what this novel is, A basic MMORPG for rookie, which is fine however if it was intended for someone like I, Then it's horrendous. A basic MMORPG is really simply a novel which it progress; leveling up, fight some boss and almost dying to it, then becoming the hottest sh*t that damn world is going to see. However even the traits I criticize above, can be done in a way which keeps the readers interested. But novels like these, all it does is simply at a unrefined level, they haven't done it in a way which amazes me. You cannot force the Main Character on some Grand quest and considered that a story. It's not enough, at times, it merely a excuse for the MC to become powerful. Having a decent story would entices the readers to continue reading, despite that most MMORPG these days lack that.

I mean if we were too look at others novel on this site that are MMORPG and that have a story;

Novels like Peerless White emperor, it has a decent story that covers more important storyline in the real world. While These basic novels uses the real world at most of the times to show off to their peers of their brilliant success. I mean this has a story, it slows perhaps not a masterpiece however it allures you with their mystery which slowly unravels as we learn more about the character. It has a story, it uses the Game as a comedy relief although quite long.

Others Like Evil Dragon Against the Heaven, it uses the blend of mixing Real life and the game as a mystery. The character is even more arrogant that any Hottest sh*t you ever going to find. Yet manages to balance it out decently as the character is still quite reasonable. While the story isn't necessary the best you'll see, it still triumph all these novels without a decent story.

And lastly, We have the second Web Novel I've ever Readied, Legendary Moonlight Sculptor. If you readied the novel then you know it has a lot of similar traits. The Main Character grinds a lot, does epic quest that nobody else is able to perform, become one of the strongest player in the world, and becoming ridiculous overpowered. It seems almost identical if we were only comparing similar traits, however anyone who readied it knows that LMS is nothing like that. Because what really stands out is the story telling, He may become the strongest player but we all know that he went through a lot of adventure for that. In the first two volumes alone, he went into the sky, went to the far north and then lead a army of orcs. It's grandeur in such a unbelievable scale that you were interested in the huge grand world story telling.

I mean here's the thing, becoming stronger and rising to the top isn't a bad thing. Anyone that knows shounen, knows that the MC is going to become stronger, he'll become hokage, find one piece and etc in the end. It's the process and the journey that the MC goes through in which we continue giving our support. Any novels that fails to properly gain this support, will feel bland as if the Leading Character is simply cheating his way through no matter his difficulties. <<less
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Qrow
Qrow
Jul 08, 2018
Status: c480
I agree with most of the other reviews here that it pissed of at the novel. It starts out great, being a classic 'second chance, let's remake my life in this virual world' novel but turns out to get worse and worse for every chapter.

  1. For some reason with no explination most players including the "top experts" are spending their time in the game sitting around in taverns or pubs drinking and still manage to compete with the players that spend all their time leveling up, doing insane hidden quests with insane rewards or gathering gear. Appernatly there is some form of hidden exp buff there that the dear Author just decided not to tell us about.
  2. Apperantly fights are played out so fast with basic attacks that a 0.03 difference in reaction speed is enough to decide it. At this point the Author took the agility stat which SHOULD decide how fast you can attack and threw it out the window.
  3. MC at this point is ridicolously OP because he completed several hidden unique quest and got insane luck with drops. His attributes at this point is enough to be as strong as a berserker and fast as an assassin. Oddly enough he isn't faster then a berserker that "put all his attribute points into strength along with all his gear being focused on strength aswell" even though they are the same level.
  4. Everytime the MC realise he needs alot more money fast for whatever reason, his first decision is ALWAYS to give away money or increase his expenses. "Ohhh I need to collect 30 000 gold for this quest thats due in one day? Let's increase the rewards everyone in the guild gets by killing our rival guild. We have 10 000 members so if each one of them kills one and we increase the rewards by one silver thats just 100 gold extra. Who cares?"
  5. Blacksmithing and leveling. Once again, for no reason other then that the plot demands it our MC can apperantly keep up his blacksmithing level and normal level when compared to the players that either A) Is spending all their time in the game creating items with blacksmithing, or B) spending every waking moment in the game leveling up with the help of a full guild. The explination for B is that the MC can kill high level mobs which grants extra exp but if that works why aren't EVERY OTHER GUILD DOING THE SAME?!
  6. Around chapter 380 the author decides to switch his lanes from a gaming, virutal novel story to a wuxia one. Every chapter we see insane bullsh*t wuxia techniques like "void steps, omnivision, tripple cut" e.t.c. Which are FAR superiour to every other skill in the game. If you use void steps? Well then you're invisible. Omnivision? You apperantly got eyes in the back of your head now and are impossible to hit. Now don't get me wrong. I have nothing against wuxia but if these techniques exists and the MC knew how important they were, wouldn't he have spent every waking moment trying to learn them instead of spending the first 380 chapters proving how OP hidden skills in the game is. The author LITTERALLY said that in a fight where both players can use wuxia techniques, normal in game skills are useless because they take to long to use. Apperantly stats is also useless infront of the might of wuxia techniques. "Who cares if your agility is 8 times that of mine? My wuxia bullsh*t will prevail!" Another example of this is when the MCs arributes dropped by 80% and he till managed to fight a top of the line assassin with the best gear in the game by using bullsh*t wuxia. Agility? What's that?
  7. Every single person MC meets either is A) an unbarable as*hole that decides to accost the MC because they think he is weak, B) Likes the MC which means they are a future team member or C) Tries to extort items. "Hey you! Give me the rewards of the boss and we won't kill you". WHO WOULD ACTUALY SAY SOMETHING LIKE THIS?! Who in their right mind would agree to it?
  8. MCs halo dumbs everyone down. Litterally! We see several hidden enemies that are excellent in planing, managing to strategise everything thats happening in their favor, yet as soon as they come out of the shadows their IQ drops by 80%.
  9. The public opinion is quite frankly ret*rded in this novel. We have our MC team, they have first clear on everything, everyone is praising their greatness. Then they focus on questing for two days and another guild manages to take a first clear. All of a sudden EVERYONE starts to hate on the guild and memebers are leaving because they obiously can't compete with the other guild that got a first clear. HOW DOES THIS MAKE ANY SENSE?!
  10. Money rains from the sky if your coorperation is big enough apperantly. Companies is throwing in BILLIONS into the game because it seems this game will be really big. Now there is a small problem with that. Why would a company throw in so much money into the game when they aren't getting any profit out from it and they aren't getting any PR value? The companies are apperantly betting on the fact that they can trade gold for real money later on so if they conquer enough of the game they will earn back their money. What happens when every other company does so aswell? The gold price will crash, won't be worth anything and the company will have lost billions. No realistic firm would throw so much money into anything unless they can get a clear profit for it in the end.
  11. Author quite obviously don't play online games himself or have any idea how much a thousand people really is. Every fight we read about 2000 players gathering or 5000 players doing that. I don't think he has any idea how hard it is to gather 50 players to do anything, much less 1000. Hey you 1000 guild members? Stop levling up, come gather here, we have a party of 6 to kill. Even if it just takes them 15 minutes, thats 15 000 minutes they collectivly lost that they could have used to do other things. Why would they join? Oh thats right, apperantly they get paid which once again ties into point 10. Why would a company pay 10 000 people a montly sallery when there isn't any clear profit from it? Exposure? Much easier to wait and see which guilds will come outon top and then offer to sponsor them instead of throwing money left and right without knowing if their choice will prevail in the end.
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Nlte
Nlte
Nov 19, 2017
Status: c1618
Spoiler

The story was nice in the beginning, but it just get bad the further you read.

Firstly, the MC gets way OP as the story goes by. It's was OK if it was PVP, but against monsters tooo?

For example, he introduced a monster that in the past life needed over thousands of people with levels way over him to kill. And he managed to kill the monsters at low levels with a team fewer than a thousand. How can lvl a team of level 40s and 50s kill a mob when thousands of lvl 100s are needed.

And this cycle alway repeats, he found something good, guild wars ensues, he uses his hidden card and win. He goes farming, meet insane monsters, get something good, guild wars ensue, he use another hidden card newly found.

And his drop is insane, alway getting whatever he needs at the right time.

The story just get repetitive and ridiculous as it progresses.

and the crafting, at first it was you can only use one blueprint per person, as the story progresses, one blueprint can be learnt by multiple people

And the underground fighting, it's like the author just chuck it aside, then decide to bring it back as and when he likes it.

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Yoburi
Yoburi
Oct 08, 2017
Status: c80
I cant belive there is so many people that read more than 1000 chapters of this novel its such a mess with so many better ones of this type.

What is the worst part is the so call Godness Snow that looks like its the main herione this character pretty much ruin the novel for me if you can pass her then this is novel becames a little better.

Now my problem with her is how the MC keep bringing her into the plot when she could be a disaster for him,... more>> because she is a horrible player that is super rich and arogant that destroy anyone that don`t play ball with her and our MC for no reason at all keeps her very close to him.

We all know how this novels work so it makes no sense this force romance. When I read this novels I want a good game, good loots, a team of likeble characters and the MC going to zero to hero but here we have a broken game that can criple your acc with absurd gears, weapons and quests that can criple your acc like 50% less stats if fail quest, a terrible cast of players that call each other noob just because they are 1 level above you and a foolish MC revealing his impossible to know knowlege to a extreme arrogant woman that can give him not only a game over but maybe even some jail time for knowling so much. <<less
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AlanJones
AlanJones
Feb 10, 2018
Status: c1400
Dude, I have a lot of problems with this author.

One of the things:

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Spoiler

At the beginning of the novel, the author always said that MC feels guilty for just giving work to his parents, and never taking care of them right.

I read 1400 chapters, and MC did not even visit them. He's rich, and he never sent money to them. The reason? he was afraid his parents would be worried and ask where the money came from.

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Another thing:

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Honestly, I do not understand the author.

The MC gains an item so he can ignore 10 levels of 1 item. If it is at level 40, you can use level 50 items. But it continues using level 40 item, I do not understand why.

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Another thing:

Spoiler

The author has a tendency to delay things.

He got a chest that can give you 50 ~ 150 points of mastery, that could help him damn well. It has gone through several chapters, and the author has never used it, I do not understand why...

To get an idea, the MC got a box that comes with legendary items, and it takes time to open it. The author took more than 100 chapters to open this.

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About the levels:

Spoiler

I read up to chapter 1400, and MC level was nearing 60. Before he reincarnated, it was 200, and it has been said, 200 is only the limit of a mortal.

If in 1400 chapters he is close to level 60, how long will it take for him to reach level 200?

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One thing that made me angry.

Spoiler

MC makes a fantastic use of rebirth, managed to get many op items, did the quests superbly, and among many other things. And then you think: wow, MC is very op!

Then the author starts introducing new character, and says that he is strong. So you think "Idai that he is strong? MC used the advantage of rebirth, must be much stronger than everyone who is there kkk."

No, this is not how it works. MC used the advantage of the rebirth, managed to get many op items that leaves him well above the other players, and even so, when going to fight in PVP, always fight on equal terms with the other guy. He always has to use his trump or have to make a difficult fight to win.

Oh really? with the amount of op item he has, I expected him to beat his enemies easily, and no problem, but no... when the author starts introducing a new strong character, and he starts to fight the MC, it's a sacrifice pro MC to win. In most fights he always has to use everything to win.

If you've gotten a lot of op items that defy the sky, and yet you can not easily win from your opponents, what's the point of being reborn then?

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It was good at first, but I can not read any more. <<less
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nightstick24
nightstick24
May 25, 2018
Status: c379
Lots of poor reviews for this series, you'll notice they haven't read much of it. There's a reason for that, the story starts slower and quickly picks up.

The MC is reincarnated to just before the game God's Domain is released, after being betrayed and losing everything. He has tons of prior knowledge to back him up, and 10 years of experience playing the game. He's super strong, but I don't think OP is the right way to describe it.

The MC isn't 'Over Powered', how on earth could you have 10... more>> years of experience playing a game, be the leader of a huge guild, and dedicate your life to learning the game and all it's secrets inside and out and not be strong? The MC is strong because of his hard work, insane effort, and countless failures. The MC gets tons of great and rare drops, but the author very clearly explains it all. The MC does hidden and unique quests, things he knows about from his 10 years of experience, and gets the crazy rewards from them. The MC kills monsters much stronger than himself, and gets the first kill, which nets him great gear. Every advantage the MC has stems from his hard work, effort, and the countless hours he spent researching the game in his past life. Nothing he gets is unearned or random.

I promise you, if you keep reading, all the points any negative review I've read have brought up will be resolved. You don't like how quiet and reserved he is at the beginning? Keep reading, that changes in a mighty way. I cannot stress enough how awesome the series is, and how much I recommend it. Keep in mind, though, that in the beginning the MC hasn't done much, and he comes from 10 years in the future, so he knows a LOT and appears super powerful, things don't always go as planned though. As the story goes on, things get further from what the MC remembers, so no need to worry about it being boring.

TLDR; I can't recommend the story enough, just keep reading if you run into things you don't like they'll clear themselves up quickly. The author has a clear and well thought out road for the story and because of that everything fits together like an intricate puzzle. The only problem I have with the series is how many hours of sleep I've lost because I couldn't stop reading! <<less
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jacobpaige
jacobpaige
Nov 06, 2017
Status: c77
It's a typical Gary Stu story where the protagonist not only has all the knowledge of a time looper, but also all the luck of a CN protagonist, and plot armor thicker than Mt. Tai. It's best if you go in expecting him to be unreasonably awesome at everything, and for him to receive rewards that are far greater than the amount of effort he put in to get them.

In general, things will always go the MC's way, and if it looks like they're not for one or two sentences,... more>> then you should just read the third sentence because things will be going his way again by then if it's not the end of the chapter. If it is the end, then you should probably skip the first third of the next chapter as it'll be irrelevant people explaining why the MC is screwed. Once they're done, he'll roflstomp whatever the problem is, humiliate anyone in the area that was mildly unfriendly to him in the past, gain an unrealistic degree of admiration from any named character in the vicinity and the shock and adulation of the crowd before the story, if you can call it that, can move on.

It's not as bad as Rebirth of the Thief or Zhang Long, but that's honestly a very low bar. Read it if you've got nothing better to do, you've read all the much better novels out there with a similar premise, and you're absolutely desperate for more, regardless of quality. <<less
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SCDarkSoul
SCDarkSoul
Sep 29, 2018
Status: c2118
It isn't the

worst thing I've ever read, but calling it good would be a stretch. It's like cheap junk food.

I like seeing organizations being built up, the sense of progression. I also enjoy RPG games myself and that sort of progression. It's what attracts me to LitRPG style stories. This hits that sort of thing enough to have kept me reading. Unfortunately, there are also so many things wrong with this novel:

    • Everybody other than the MC is actually ret*rded. Other characters are incapable of basic pattern recognition, seeing beyond the obvious, or retaining memory longer than a goldfish. Each time some large guild is attacking the MC's guild with an overwhelming force, or the MC shows up with a smaller than expected amount of forces to something every bystander is like: "Oh shit, they're absolutely done for this time." or "Damn, they only brought x amount of people? What idiots, they're dead." Like those are fine the first one or two times, but after a dozen f*cking times and winning each time stunning everybody by their hidden depths you would think they'd realize that they have hidden cards up their sleeve. This entire time literally one character has recognized after the fact that despite the overwhelming odds he felt the MC's guild probably wouldn't lose that battle. You would think repeat villains would think something is fishy by the fourth time they plan on attacking and the MC is not acting as they expect after remembering how that turned out every other time.
    • The author has clearly never invested serious time into an MMORPG. The penalties on the higher level quests are ridiculous, as are those on some of the items. The balancing on certain items are also out of whack.
    • Power scaling is awful and inconsistent. On paper the MC should be absolutely terrifyingly OP, but at times he struggles against people that are weaker than him in terms of fighting ability, equipment, stats, level, tier, everything. Other times you have people fighting way above their ability. And sometimes the MC is soloing everything in sight.
    • The MC's guild is useless whenever something unexpected comes up. For every little thing he has to babysit them and hold their hand. He's also the only one contributing anything of worth to the guild. Is nobody else doing any quests? So many of the people in his guild are super special people he poached early that he knew of from his previous life. Why do they do nothing on their own and require handouts from him?
    • Male characters become increasingly scarce and irrelevant. Poor poor Blackie. Actual IRL best friend is relegated to barely showing up. Whatever happened to that guy from the beginning who teamed up with him and Blackie anyway? Gone like the wind. Meanwhile a lot of his high level guild members that get screentime are female beauties, as well as his allies, even poached a former enemy because she was a hot chick. Even his NPC guards, his original super rare male one that he knew of from his previous life got overshadowed by a stronger prettier female.
    • Pacing, sense of time, and keeping track of story threads. Back in like chapter 700 he picked up a city construction order. That city didn't get built til like 800 chapters later. I'm at 1734 and it's been what? A couple of months IRL compared to his original 10 years? And he's like level 60 something. How long is this story going to go for? When is he going to get around to the other half dozen major quests he has going on right now?
EDIT: Updating now at chapter 2118 compared to the original 1734 when I wrote this review.

Things have not changed. Literally still the same cycle of pissing off a big power "Oh no, Zero Wing has ended.", pulling something out of his ass "Wow, is this Zero Wing's true background? I must join Zero Wing!" The guild can literally bring out 100 expert level players that slaughter multiple experts in the Realm of Refinement/Micro Level from multiple first-rate and half-super guilds ganging up on them while the MC instakills the absolute top tier famous experts, and then a couple days later people will be like "Oh shit, Zero Wing is really f*cked this time" the next time something happens.
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Karsus
Karsus
Oct 17, 2020
Status: c2650
"I have never heard of this Shi Feng, that proves he must be weak. He must be tired of living to challenge me so confidently. My strength is obvious for all to see, and yet he challenged me even though he knows perfectly well the exact extent of my strength. That only shows that he has lost his sanity. There is no other possible reason why someone whose strength I haven't gauged would be confident against me even though I've just shown them exactly how strong I am."

The fight begins,... more>> antagonist starts his attack, MC simply smirks and slowly unsheathes his sword.

"He's not going to do anything? He must have given up. He's preparing to beg, but this is too late. He can only blame his bad luck for facing me."

Spectator: "Antagonist is using his Heavenly Lotus Seven Bloomings technique. Shi Feng is truly finished this time, this technique is too fast, it is impossible to dodge. The Heavenly Lotus Seven Bloomings first appeared in the Abyss Dragon Kingdom, a 3-star kingdom. Now, a 3-star kingdom is an heaven defying existence, not something a mere 2-star kingdom can hope to compare to. It is only weaker than a 4-star kingdom, so you can only imagine how great it is. After all, 6-star kingdoms notwithstanding, a 4-star kingdom is only topped by 5-star, 7-star and 8-star kingdoms as well as apex 9-star kingdom and, of course, empires from 1 to 9 stars.

Even then, the first user of the Heavenly Lotus Seven Bloomings technique became a top fighter in the Abyss Dragon Kingdom...

[...]

... and this concludes the story of the 137th user of this technique of inescapable speed. Now that it has appeared once more, this duel is already over. There is no point watching it anymore."

Spectator got up and started to leave, but as he reached the door: "Sir Spectator, look!"

"What could possibly have happened? The technique is simply too fast. Did you not understand how the 65th user of the technique outpaced a.."

As he glanced back, Spectator was flabbergasted. Shi Feng actually blocked it? How is that possible? No one has ever tried that before!

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"Because my company have a background, we have decided that we want 51% of the shares of Zero Wing in exchange for little to no compensation."

Now that he had said his offer, Businessman went to the door to leave. Not considering for an instant that someone wouldn't be overjoyed by having him personally make them an offer.

"Thank you for your offer, but no."

What? How dares he talk to me like that even after I went to the trouble to make him an offer? Does he think he can bargain with me, a businessman?

I'll destroy Zero Wing even if it's the last thing I do. To teach him some manners.

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"So my third plan to destroy Zero Wing has been foiled. We have already lost enormously by waging war to Zero Wing and there is nothing we stand to gain even if we do win. So let's use even more resources in a fourth plan instead of cutting our losses in this pointless endeavour. They're truly finished now!"

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"Boss, our intel shows that Zero Wing has a secret that allows them to do something and it would be good if we could acquire this secret."

"Perfect. Thus, I won't even consider negotiation and trying to trade with Zero Wing for their secret. Instead let's steal it by waging war to them. If we harass their members enough and wage a price war for the products their shops sell, once they're on the brink of destruction, surely they'll tell us their secret. Won't they?
They can't possibly fight back and eventually take their secret to the grave? Nor can they sell their secret to our own competitors in exchange for protection or simply out of spite either?"

So. This novel is bad. Many plot holes or forgotten plot points, everyone is beyond s*upid, the world-building is inconsistent. Yet of all this, the thing that irks me the most is MC's lack of repartee. No memorable one-liners or even the ability to answer something decent. When he truly wants to taunt someone, his worst insult is "What if I refuse?" and that's only when he's truly angry.

You might then wonder, why is it that I read more than two and a half thousand chapters of this novel if it's so bad. It's like KFC. You don't go to KFC expecting to eat good food, it's terrible and it certainly doesn't compare to the food you'd eat in a good restaurant. Yet, you can enjoy it anyhow, sometimes maybe even more than actual good food.

Many trump cards and items get forgotten and left to gather dust in MC's bag for no reason. There's this book that can control the weather and it was stated than in Shi Feng's previous life its owner used it to gain enormous advantages. MC used it a grand total of twice, both times he could have solved the problem without, and then it was forgotten.

He has the philosophical stone that allow him to use 100 mana crystals to make a mana stone. Both of these are extremely useful, as mana crystals are a basic currency and mana stones have many uses but can almost exclusively be obtained by having a master alchemist (who are rare and in high demand) transmute it using at least 300 mana crystals.
Am I the only to see the obvious business opportunity here? Just sell mana stones for 250 crystals a piece and no one will be able to ever undercut you while the market is far too vast for you to have any hope of saturating it. Infinite money.

He also has an item that passively improves his luck and can be used every 30 minutes to tremendously increase his luck. Why are you not using that every 30 minutes? You have an entire guild with millions of players that often get treasure chests. Have them put the unopened chests in the guild's warehouse and you open them. Use the 30 min cooldown for high ranking chests. You could also buy treasure chests from non guild members. You get more out of treasure chests than anyone else!

You could argue that MC doesn't have time to bother crafting mana stones or opening chests but at worst he can simply lend the philosopher stones and the luck pendant to a trustworthy guildmate to do it in his stead.

Aqua Rose, a vice guild leader of Zero Wing, gets a peak naval legacy which basically changes her class to something invincible at sea. She went on a boat a grand total of once, just to show off her naval invincibility, then never again. In addition to her, Zero Wing come in possession of very powerful ships earlier than any other power. They would be in an extremely advantageous position to develop at sea compared to anyone else. So that's something they won't do. Even if you're not going to use your ships yourself, at least loan them to one of your allies.

The author has no idea how economics work. This item sells for 10 gold, but there's not enough supply so even at that price it sells instantly and buyers would fight to get it... No! If that's the case, then 10 gold is not the market price...
There's also this time when Shi Feng decides to do a favour to an ally by selling them items in bulk that can't easily be found on the market. Thus, he sells them at 30% above market price and they jump at the opportunity to buy because that's a huge favour to accept to sell... Again, if someone would jump at the opportunity to buy the item 30% above market price, then market price should be at least 30% higher...

MC refuses to ever advertise anything. He'll put seemingly absurdly high prices and let people discover for themselves that there are actually benefits that justify these prices. What the hell? Why do you keep secret the benefits of what you're selling?
There was even a time when Zero Wing wanted to sell 7000 houses in the city they built. They put them in an auction and the first day they sold 2000 houses at 500 000 gold a piece. Then the buyers went to their house and they realised that resting in them actually gives them an extremely useful buff so they tell their respective guilds who became all the more interested in buying these houses. Thus, the next day, houses sold for over 1.5 million gold in the auction. Why would you have sold 2000 houses without telling anyone about the benefit they offer which makes them thrice as valuable?

MC would be a nightmare for his allies and underlings because he never explains anything to anyone nor gives them the heads up. Just like when he decides to move Zero Wing's city. There are millions of inhabitants, including hundreds of thousands of his guildmates who suddenly find themselves teleported out of the city and in the fields and poof, the city disappears. Many of them might have been in the middle of something. Of course, he gets a panicked call from his vice guild leader asking him what the hell happened, their city, the lifeline of their guild, just disappeared.

In the first few chapters it's mentioned that Shi Feng's parents died in his previous life because of overwork and stress. Do they have any sort of reaction to their son becoming one of the most powerful people on the planet? Who knows, there is never a mention that Shi Feng had any form of contact with them since his resurrection.
When he eventually manages to get his hands on a few bottles of extremely rare medicine near the beginning of the story, he set two bottles asides to improve his parents' health. A few chapters later he drinks these two bottles himself because something happened, and he needs them. This is the very last time his parents were mentioned.

He later has easier access to this kind of medicine, so it is plausible that he would have sent it to them then, but I like to think they just died because he forgot about them and the only news they ever got from their son is a letter from his school telling them that he just bailed and stopped showing up in class. <<less
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Joworaka
Joworaka
Jul 23, 2018
Status: c529
So, I 100% understand why people rate this novel poorly. There is plenty of reasons to do so. So why am I giving it 4 stars? Well, I've learned from reading plenty of novels that there are way to many that aren't that good on many technical points, but many of them, including this, manage to do at least one thing right, and that is entertaining me. This is a 'Second Chance' story, and ever since I started Tales of Demons and Gods (my first Chinese novel) I've enjoyed the... more>> sh*t out of that tag. There is just something about reincarnating back into the past and changing our life for the better with future knowledge that never fails to entertain me (for now at least).

I think what people seems to have the most problems with in this novel (and other VRMMO novels) is the overly convenient plot development that seems to be the norm in these kinds of novels, and that is the MC's extraordinary LUCK. Sometimes it get's really ridiculous, like: "This super rare forging recipe has a drop chance of 1-500000 in a LvL 60+ area and I actually got it in a LvL 20 area after killing a random field boss"... yeah these kinds of things happen more often than I would like.

There is also the fact that suddenly, these Wuxia elements just gets pushed in, like 300+ chapters into the story, realms of spiritual powers get introduced and people can use it to enhance themselves to the limit inside the game, using techniques like 'Void Steps', 'Omnivision', 'Tripple Cut' etc...

I personally don't mind these kinds of things because it's my guilty pleasure, but from someone who wants a good, consistent story it's the worst kind of tr*sh. I have my rule of not expecting great things from any novel, so if the story doesn't interest me I just don't read it, while if it is interest me, I might be pleasantly surprised.

Anyway, I give it 4 stars. Not because it's "good", but because it's good at entertaining me with loads of mindless fun <<less
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SomebodyUnown
SomebodyUnow
Jan 12, 2018
Status: c1950
I've read 95%+ of the raws so I think I have pretty good idea of what this novel is like.

Pros:

World building: The in game world is way more extensive, balanced, and engaging than any other. This and the huge guild conflicts are the only reason and good enough of the reason to read this.

Game Mechanics: Players would never be able to completely experience everything even if given a lifetime, because anything you want in real life exists in game. They can fight and grind, taking 10 years to get to... more>> the top tier of level 200 or 250, smith armor, cook delicacies, maintain a business, etc. There's an actual dark camp of players that are ruthless player killers and cause all sorts of trouble. There is a main story and world events that are triggered only when players do a specific action or enter a certain area.

Balance: Currency seems more balanced than other game novels. Even though the protagonist seems to be nearly always richer and has a higher income than those top tier enemy guilds that are always purchasing gold, he is always running into budget problems, never able to fund every single project he can build. Enemy guilds are not going to be 10 levels on average lower than the protagonist's guild even though he holds all the knowledge of best leveling spots and strategies. The OP weapon the protagonist holds has repercussions, anything good will have a high cost. Also, rare things are actually rare. The protagonist might have the guild either be forced to obtain first clears or actually lead hundreds/thousands of people to grind an area a whole day for few drops. Hidden classes are actually rare as heck and broken but since all fights are guild fights, they are beatable.

Cons:

Characters have absolutely no personality. Enemies are 100% vicious and selfish, subordinates are 100% obedient and hardworking. No in-between at all. They even say the same things. If not for the different tasks players were given previously, names could be switched around and we wouldn't notice.

Writing is repetitive. Before a fight, everyone thinks the enemy is better even after 100% win rate against several guilds supposedly dozens of times stronger and richer. Every single time some new tide-changing equip/weapon/item is revealed during guild fights, someone comments "So that's xxx's true ace/power" + "haha, they revealed all their cards now, we can deal with them now" even though the protagonist keeps showing new stuff like every two minutes.

Neutral:

Slow paced book. The game leading to the protagonist's pre-reincarnation level took 10 years. Even though the new timeline has game events updating several times earlier, the book probably won't end without like 6-8k or even more chapters...

No/ slow romance. All except one of the vice-guild leaders are all beautiful girls, but no romance in sight. I suspect that there might be something going on with the protagonist's classmate though. <<less
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mash4077
mash4077
Jan 01, 2018
Status: c124
Spoiler

I really wanted to continue this story but I had to drop it when he was fighting this assassin he was deep in this territory which he had to buy a special item to hide his life force and they even explained that assassins ability couldn't hide from the monsters so how in the hell did this guy know to prepare and use a item like that in this I presume high level territory because the MC had to pass level 15 areas to get there that no one else should have been to yet and somehow still slip away from the MC without dying that's some BS when this guy was introduced he was in a bar chilling having fun how could he be able to reach a high enough level to even be a threat when he was so relaxed taking kill orders personally instead of having someone else do it, also the MC experience of ten years means nothing to a guy playing this "revolutionary game" for the first time...

Sorry had to get that out I was just so mad that I couldn't not say something.

(Also I may have missed a lot of things I kinda have bad eyesight and a.d.d bad combo trying to read)

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CookiePandas
CookiePandas
Sep 05, 2018
Status: c600
Spoiler

To put into perspective how much plot armour and luck the MC has, his account alone is probably worth 1 Trillion credits, I sh*t you not. He could literally sell his account this very moment and his children, grandchildren, great grandchildren, great great great great great great grandchildren will never have to work another day of their lives

Think I'm joking?? Here's some of the OP items that he has

Spoilers duh

Magic weapon

Epic tier ring

Bible of darkness

Legendary ring

Fragmented legendary Dragon power something

Tier 1 set that nobody in the game has

Level 40 dark gold mount which is equivalent or even rarer than epic equipment

Teleportation array

Mana kits

OWNS A F*UCKING MEGASTORE THAT GENERATES more gold than he knows what to do

Luxary guild house in prime location

2 star shop that nobody in the game has

Demon mask which is so broken it's priceless

Icarus heart is probably his most OP item and is worth more than anything else combined

Lots of equipment from his guild

Has a legendary quest and epic quest going on

And I probably missed out some stuff too. Each of these alone makes the OP be a top tier expert and he goes into detail how in his previous life only 1 of these items would be enough to make you famous and unbeatable.

The sheer lack of consistency is crazy too. His epic ring has a cooldown of 3 hours before he can switch auras but the author convenient forgets that so MC can use every single aura

Not to forget how MC has photogenic memory and is able to recall every single event and item from more than 10 years ago when other people in the novel seem to have memories of a goldfish

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Leafron
Leafron
Jul 08, 2018
Status: --
Lets just say that despite the author portraying the MC as an expert with many advantages over others due to information he would have because of his rebirth, and also because of all the OP skills and items he has, for some reason, "experts" would fly out of no where in the game and STILL manage to fight on par with the MC (despite MC out-gearing and having OP skills). Furthermore, for some reason, there would be an underworld organization/guild that the MC actually did not discover in his previous... more>> life (yes, even though he had quite a position in the Shadow guild, and the fact that in the current life, it seems like there are already a lot of people whom knows about that organization). Extremely flawed and horrible to read.

I can accept that he did not know about the existence of the organization. But what I can't accept is the fact that (using an analogy to describe the situation in ALL FIGHTS in this novel) despite him being a fully trained knight and geared with a full set of iron armour and sword, he is unable to fight a underfed peasant geared with only a stick. Not just that. These peasants keeps appearing out of thin air, and it isn't just one or two of such peasants being able to fight on par with him or cause the MC to struggle for his life even when he had pulled out a pistol.

All in all, only read this if you have nothing else to read. Otherwise, it's more likely that you would get annoyed as the story progresses. <<less
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Mahiro9
Mahiro9
Nov 09, 2017
Status: v9c811
The start was decent but it went all over the place after a few hundred chapters.

The story became a cycle of clichés, after he founded a guild, everything his guild gain threatens the interests of the bigger guilds or rich entities, then they will have a war or contest, the people would comment that his guild will lose, his guild will win the fight with him facerolling his opponents, then everyone would praise him and there will be sudden influx of people trying to join his guild.

Then a new big... more>> guild or rich financial group would appear and the cycle continues. The funny thing is every time his guild competes with other guilds, people would always comment about not having confidence in his guild winning the fight.

Spoiler

This cycle happened numerous times already and I don't think I can continue reading this, knowing that it will still happen a thousand times more. After all I'm already chapter 811 and he's still level 39, only having finished his first class advancement. Imagine how many times this cycle would continue until he reaches 4rd class/order advancement like in his past life or the last 6th class/order advancement which is godhood.

His assets are also mostly only inside the game (and his in-game currency making power is high compared to top guilds), the only investment he made in reality was a studio that they already vacated and several game capsules, though he used quite a lot of expensive real life strengthening medicines already.

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If you like an endless cycle of slow-paced cliché that it's almost impossible to see the end, then this novel is for you. 811 chapters and the game is still at its early stages. <<less
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Aoto
Aoto
Sep 24, 2017
Status: c1869
Spoiler

It's okay, just a little slow and the real life part gets less and less as the novel goes on which is a bit disappointing for me. As one can see the MC is pretty overpowered, but is luckily not invincible. Even with 1800 chapters the role of the female interest is still open, because somehow all of the girls have a good impression on him but nothing further. If you are interested in VR Novels I can highly recommend this one to you as it has a really realistic and unique setting, the only fault I have with this novel is, that the author is a bit forgetful and sometimes implements things that he will later neglect.

(I recommend it if you are bored :3)

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Epythymy
Epythymy
Aug 31, 2019
Status: c1881
Ugh...

I don't know what to say about this novel. Seriously.

To put it in a good way, it is a face-slaping story about vrmmorpg.

... more>> To say it bluntly, it's a tr*shy, repetitive bullsh*t with lots of arrogant 1-dimentional villains and absolutely useless teammates always going 'wow!'.

Yet, I've already read 1880 chapters of this disaster.

Why do I keep reading this?

Oh god, I wish I knew!

Maybe it's because I like RPG genre + author's ability to spew so much bullsh*t somewhat amazes me.

I mean, nobody would really believe it that after 1880 chapters of RPG novel the plot progression is still in the beginning stages of the game. Like, really, the highest class players should be able to reach is tier 6, but currently, the highest level player is not even halfway to tier 3. Please keep in mind that the higher the level, the longer it takes to level-up.

Also, I think I need to give you an example of how awesome is the author's ability to create nonsense and other crap.

Just look at the ranks of the in-game monsters.

Normal > Elite > Chieftain > Lord > High Lord > Great Lord > Grand lord > Mythical > High Mythical?

The last one was only mentioned once so idk how it will turn out to be in future.

And as if it wasn't enough there is a thing called "Life Rating" which is something similar to a race's rank (like archaic species, demons, fallen angels, dragons etc). So sometimes this thing is also added to the monster's description.

Isn't it amazing? But don't get me wrong, the overall quality of the novel is definitely below average.

This novel is full of plot holes and VERY repetitive. The whole story basically repeats itself every 70 or so chapters.

Some arrogant villain appears, says something offensive or just outright demands something from the MC, MC obviously says something back or refuses his demands and here starts the war. After being defeated villain says some random line like the fourth heavenly king and leaves the scene, only to come back again some time later or send someone higher level than himself. The villains never learn so this scene keeps repeating itself.

By the end of the chapter 1880 there are 4 major antagonist factions which oppose our MC. Sometimes they act together, sometimes separately. Every single one of them got its face slapped 2 to 4 times already, yet every villain is still in high spirits, looking down on the MC and plotting something new for the future.

It leaves me speechless.

But I will give the novel 4* just because I want to and because sometimes I am enjoying reading this s*upidity.

And I am warning you! Even I can only read about 100-200 chapters once every 1-2 months. This works just fine for me for the sake of changing pace, or in between other normal novels. Any more than 200 chapters and my eyes start bleeding. <<less
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Afilalios
Afilalios
Feb 23, 2018
Status: --
The author is confusing xianxia with game novels, the s*upidity is high, the MC is considered noob all the time, it’s basically a xianxia novel with game elements, author changes data however he pleases, no logic behind it.

It might be below standard for Chinese novels, but knowing the standard of Chinese novels, it should be pretty bad !
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Haki
Haki
Sep 17, 2017
Status: c22
So far, so good.

It's a far more enjoyable story which is comparable to stories like Zhan Long in that it is focused more on the game rather than the recurring motive of revenge of stories like Emporer of Solo Play. This story is far more focused on the action and light-hearted drama that ensues due to the OPness of the MC. And for that, each chapter leaves you smiling.

It's a good read for what it says it's supposed to be.
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