The Earth is Online
Web Novel (CN)
Rating(4.7 / 5.0, 1691 votes)
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Author(s)One entry per line
Artist(s)One entry per line
Status in COOStatus in Country of Origin. One entry per line
240 Chapters + 5 extras (Completed)
Original PublisherOne entry per line
English PublisherOne entry per line
Release FrequencyEvery 24 Day(s)
Activity Stats [Graph]Weekly Rank: #1057
Monthly Rank: #2941
All Time Rank: #387
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Monthly Rank: #3623
All Time Rank: #68
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Six months ago, tens of thousands of black phantom towers appeared all over the world, floating above the cities. Chemists, physicists, religious people… all of them could do nothing.
Six months later, people became used to the towers and no longer paid them attention.
One day, Tang Mo saw a flying insect crash into it instead of going through it. The next day, a sharp and clear child-like voice issued an announcement to all humans.
“Ding dong! November 15th, 2017. The earth is online.”
The black tower’s three iron-clad rules:
1. Everything is explained by the black tower.
2. 6 o’clock to 18 o’clock is the game time.
3. All players, please strive to attack the tower.
Associated NamesOne entry per line
Địa Cầu Online
Địa Cầu Online
RecommendationsGlobal Examination (25)
Card Room (25)
Game Loading (18)
The Trial Game of Life (17)
Kaleidoscope of Death (14)
Escape the Infinite Chamber (11)
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So you aint gonna listen huh? Well sure, go ahead and get ruined. _ (._.) _
The 90% of the population consisting of billions of people who got erased in the beginning of the game actually didn't really die but they were just living in a different dimension and were playing their own version of tower games I believe? I'm not sure about that part but apparently their average level of players are much stronger than the survivors and now their world is slowly integrating with the survivor's world and it's causing great chaos cos it means that the survivor's families didn't actually die in the beginning and now to live in the real world they have to kill the survivors and extend their own time to be able to live.
CONS (only fairly mild, worth the loss of only half a star) :
- The readability/lack of heaviness. As I mentioned earlier, it's not a heavy story. It's intense and exciting at times, and is always interesting, but the author focuses on moving the story forward rather than dwelling on the psychological impact of the events the characters experience (although these are acknowledged). I, personally, tend to avoid stories that are too intensely heavy when I just want something entertaining to read, so I enjoyed that this story managed to deal satisfactorily with a serious topic while not getting bogged down by it.
Overall, I would recommend this to any reader who enjoys plot-driven stories with adventure, abilities, puzzles, action, survival, interesting characters and a slow, steady romance. It's not heavy, but is fairly cerebral, so read it when your brain isn't half-asleep!
- Small inconsistencies in logic or failures of true deduction. I can't say overall how strong this story was in its logic and reasoning because I didn't stop and painstakingly work everything out as some readers would enjoy doing, but there were a few times when the results of their reasoning wasn't as absolute as it was portrayed in the story. For instance, decisions were made based on deductions that characters concluded were "definite" but they couldn't have known for sure. (Hercule Poirot wouldn't have approved!) At other times there were small inconsistencies (such as decisions based something never lying, but later that same thing not being strictly truthful, although in circumstances unimportant to the story). It's being picky, but it was mildly jarring and made it harder to work out solutions to problems because I wasn't sure how strict and reliable the author was.
From the first example, you can't know the value of A and B without another clue. The second example actually written in the novel, someone guess other mission correctly with minimal clue, which is close to impossible. Like in the second and third examples, there are a lot more possibility if the clues is not complete, but the author makes people looks so intelligent by pointing that it is the only fact or possible answer (with unsound reasoning) when there are a lot of others possibilities. Worst thing is, the majority of the novel is logical games.
- Someone declines a food. Person A: "He must ate a donut an hour ago"