The King’s Avatar

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In the online game Glory, Ye Xiu is regarded as a textbook and a top-tier pro-player. However, due to a myriad reasons, he is kicked from the team. After leaving the professional scene, he finds work in an Internet Cafe as a manager. When Glory launches its tenth server, he who possesses ten years of gaming experience once again throws himself into the game. Bringing with him the memories of his past and an incomplete, self-made weapon, his return along the road to the summit begins!

After fighting and scheming, who snatched away my glory? Under the tossing of the wind and rain, my dreams shall still appear as though they had never been shattered. In all its splendor, the path shall never be lost. Before the gazes of millions, this is where I return!

*Under the Gaming category, The King’s Avatar received the title for Best Work in 2013 and is the first and only 1000 Pledged Work (千盟作品). It has 23 million hits on Qidian and has the 2nd most recommendations in its category with 4.6 million recommendations.

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Quan Zhi Gao Shou
TKA
Toàn chức cao thủ
マスターオブスキル [Masutāobusukiru] [master of skill]
全職高手
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Gluttony
Gluttony rated it
October 17, 2016
Status: --
A very clever protagonist within a typical gaming plot-- the downtrodden and betrayed genius Gamer rising to reclaim his throne. And considering the novel's title 'King's Avatar' this throne is actually somewhat literal now.

What makes this such a wonderful read are the fleshed out characters-- no skimping even to the female characters who are actually wonderfully plentiful-- and the seriously kickass, hilarious, deadpan, conniving, and somewhat mysterious protagonist. Seriously, he is a bae. Ridiculously intelligent and gifted at gaming (with a bizarre backstory that was unfolded quite randomly and I... more>> am still puzzled at), the protagonist's characterisation has a biting sense of deadpan humour and absolutely self serving motives. Almost an anti hero to be honest. He isn't on some righteous tragic crusade to avenge himself: he's climbing back from the bottom to reclaim his throne because he loves what he does and he's good at it. It's a great read, and a stand out one because the protagonist actually, god forbid, has character. The OP moments are also nothing to scoff at. The recent chapters have been lagging a bit though, so I'll have to see what happens next. <<less
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Boon
Boon rated it
September 6, 2016
Status: c462
4.5/5 I've read and dropped LMS, Ark, and Zhan Long. I decided that I didn't like the genre, and that I wouldn't ever read an mmorpg novel again. Luckily after reading every decent chinese and korean action novel available, I still picked this up. I can only say that so far this beats the other vrmmo novels hands down.

It's a gary stu story, but I happen to really like gary stu stories if they are done well and not too cliche. There really isn't any part that is lacking in... more>> this novel; I just give it half a star less because I'm not very into mmorpg games. But, as a competitive fps player I can still relate to a lot of the novel.

This novel has revived the genre for me. <<less
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Losdrac
Losdrac rated it
August 3, 2016
Status: c414
A good read, a really good read.

It's the story of the best player of Glory, a fantasy MMO PvP oriented game, who is fired from his team (or club here) and forced to retire, because he didn't want to be involved in business. The MC, with nothing else since the club kept his 10 year old account, decide to start anew in a freshly opened server to regain what he just lost.

There's no VR here, no martial skill transposed from real (or past) life, no tremendous luck, no stat/skill table... more>> full of numbers.

It's just plain old writing that actually lets you follow what's happening, skill (with a normal computer), 10 years of experience and knowledge from the MC that let him find solutions to each issue encountered. And that's what makes it so good.

The story is a little on the slow side, but I didn't mind at all, the world building is pretty nice and the characters are enjoyable. Yes, enjoyable. Every named side characters have their own personality, motivations and purpose (they aren't just here to mindlessly feed the MC). The interactions between the characters, in real life or in game, are interesting and make the novel believable.

There are funny situations as well, from time to time, and they don't feel forced which is nice.

That "OT" translation will haunt me till the end of the world, though. <<less
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pandicorn
hakim.rz16 rated it
July 30, 2016
Status: --
A really good VR novel. IMO, its even better than LMS. The MC is really calm and smart. He really resembles the old sages showing maturity. Whenever somebody challenges him. He reacts in the most optimal way. Characters have their own personality. Everybody can think and its not an MC living in a 1D world scene. Theres a bit of political interactions, love, underdogs rising and of course conning the hell out of people. All in all, the most satisfying read ive had in quite some time.
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lafiel11
lafiel11 rated it
July 28, 2016
Status: c408
A must read if you'd like to experience the journey of the top-tiered "Glory" player Ye Xiu. After machinations of his previous pro-level team, he "retired" from the pro-gaming scene. His goal is to get back at the top -this time with his own created team.

What makes the story great is that it's not about some Virtual -reality game, where the character gets a cheat and makes an op progress. Here everyone is on a level-playing field and each can reach the top if he has what it takes. Time,... more>> mentality and other stuff affect the MC and everyone else as well.

Anyway it's about a PC -MMORPG style game, the one you play with mouse and keyboard. Handspeed, macros, eye to hand reaction speed everything that is present in modern pro-gaming. The fights are written in a way that makes you think that the author is a genius with such imagination and able to put it into words. Some have mentioned that their ability to think up that (such as game mechanics, skills, balance...) have really left them impressed and I am one of those people as well.

Only reading about this may seem boring to you, but each character has their own distinct personality and they evolve as the story goes on. Add in the fun and comic relief moments which are expressed naturally and will make you crack a big laugh everytime there is one.

But I will give it 4 stars as it's not perfect or straight up monster quality. The story has it's downs such as :

Personal story of the MC takes quite a bit of time to be revealed. At the time of writing this review it finally we readers got to know all about it. Not saying that we weren't teased with what happened, but yeah thats that.
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I have to say I really liked the moment when the MC said that even if he plays 10 more years he won't get tired about it, because it's his passion

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For romance lovers, at chapter 408, there isn't much going on actively. Probably will stay that way until the end with ambigious romance.
Not saying a good story must always have a romance, but this story wich focuses on RL stuff, gaming and evolving the unique side characters is certainly missing an active romance element.

I am sure it would have made the story even more famous if, because those who are not interested in game novels would be pulled in the fantastic reading experience I currently have with this novel.

One of the series I read every day - highly reccomended ! <<less
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ArgosYesu
ArgosYesu rated it
July 10, 2016
Status: c390
Technical Aspects: 9/10 (sometimes hard to keep up with over 50 types of moves across classes)
Writing and translations: 10/10 (I don't even notice grammar/spelling mistakes. Rare on my part, but can be due to the story being good)
Story: 8/10 (No actual plot, but the story isn't stupid.)
Characters: 10/10 (Love the characters. Even the cold-intellect MC is nice to read.)
Setting: 7/10 (It's a game world, but everything is either raids or monsters. As an old game, quests are done mechanically and the background... more>> is barely touched.) <<less
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phenom007
phenom007 rated it
May 8, 2016
Status: --
This one is a hidden gem. It is one of the best gaming novels I have ever read and by gaming I mean pure gaming mouse and keyboard gaming not VR. The MC is likable as well as other character so if you like MMO go for it.
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expensivepeanuts
expensivepeanuts rated it
April 27, 2019
Status: c1506
I really enjoyed this webnovel even though it took me months to catch up! It's among my top favourite webnovels now.

The King's Avatar is quite popular, and for a good reason. I wouldn't say the plot is super original (MC is op in a gamer world) but the execution is good. The dialogues and character interactions are fun, colourful and entertaining. A lot of detail was poured on writing the battle scenes as well, which this novel has plenty of so if you enjoy reading about tactics and battles, you... more>> might really enjoy this novel.

Ye Xiu is a really enjoyable main character, and definitely among my list of favourite main characters. At first I thought he would suffer from the annoying overpowered MC trope disease but instead it became something so amusing I can look past it. Despite being OP, Ye Xiu is not liked by everyone, in fact, he is so annoying to the other characters he makes them pull their hair every time they interact with him, which leads to a lot of comical moments. Honestly Ye Xiu is a good example of why having a likeable main character can really affect a story. He wasn't a character that is easy to relate to but it's not difficult to like him. A lot of the supporting characters are also very well written and the witty banter between them are funny. I couldn't help but like the characters that even when they are against the protagonists I was cheering for them as well.

Do I need Esports knowledge to really enjoy this novel? NO! I know not a single thing about Esports but this novel explains everything you need (regarding the settings) you can just jump in and read it.

This novel also has NO romance. This might be a turn-off for some people or a blessing for others. But as expected of a story revolving sports, it has really good friendship, camaraderie and rivalry themes.

As for the cons, I would say that because this novel is so long (1500+ on translations at the moment), it has boring and repetitive parts (which is unavoidable due to its length). The battle scenes get pretty stale after a few hundred chapters. Often did I find myself skimming through the battle scenes, all which can get really technical. (ie, A dodged to the left as B's spear narrowly misses A's shoulder, taking advantage of B's skill animation lag, A uses Blablah skill to quickly rotate around B and uses blablah2 skill behind B, causing B to etcetc <-- whole chapters of things like this and turns out only 10 seconds has passed in the novel)
Not that they are badly written in fact they are so well written that you can tell a lot of love has been put into writing them, but reading such detailed and lengthy fight scenes might just not be for everyone.

I would recommend that the best way to read this is limiting yourself to read 1-3 chapters per day. Doing this will help make the repetitive parts less so, instead of forcing yourself to catch up to 1500+ chapters in a few days. <<less
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ItsAlive
ItsAlive rated it
March 17, 2019
Status: c244
A shounen e-sports novel with no depth.

pro:

    • characters and their interactions
    • the first few fights before it gets repetitive
cons (some) :

The MC is the best player in the game, don't expect any setbacks. You will pretty much follow the life of a no lifer. Besides that the author forces him into playing the strongest class of the game the "undecided" (able to use the basic skills of all classes). Why? Because he created a op weapon with a friend at the age of ~15-17? Seems legit, I also created crazy op stuff at that age for a game I didn't play too much and other people have entire teams to research those. Another ridiculous thing is, even though he has this play style he only uses a small pool of skills. Only once in a life time, at some random events he pulls the deus ex machina card, Look at this skill I use for the first time to get out of this specific situation!

The mechanics and depth of the novel are even worse. It seems like the author had the glorious idea, while beeing drunk, to mix moba with mmorpg but declined to use VR. The result? A game (first-person) in which the described mechanics and controls are impossible to achieve through mouse and keyboard (still used it). But at least every few chapters you will get the APM of the players thrown at you, which doesn't make any sense nor legitimize it. The skillsystem had potential but the author ignored it. The majority seems like to use cookie cutter builds (never stated) and the only "undecided" never mentions how much he upgraded his learned skills.

It's also a grindfest.

fun fact: The author describes the facial expression of some ingame characters (none vr novel.....)
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wapulos
wapulos rated it
January 17, 2019
Status: c1405
What to like about this novel:

    • Action
    • No romance (Yeeeey!)
    • Characters - esp the shameless ones
    • Comedy - I don't usually choose to read novels for this genre alone but this genre in this novel is a great plus!
    • Game - although I would rather play the game than read about it in a novel, this plot is well written.

This is now one of my favourite novels.

I can't help but laugh at the dialogues and interactions of the characters. The author has done an excellent job in writing action and comedy. I mainly came to read this for action but I appreciate its humour much more! This is like One Piece or One Punch Man in a sense.

I like how shameless and laidback the protagonist is. He is officially one of my favourite characters. I can't help but be excited for any shameless actions Ye Xiu will unexpectedly do. In fact, I keep on reading this novel waiting for any shameless actions he will do! LoL

Aside from him, I also appreciate how all characters are unique. The character development of the people surrounding Ye Xiu - even those who are his enemies - is worthy to be admired.

The pacing is also not rushed nor dragged. The author has done an excellent job in not making the novel boring nor making it feel rushed.

What makes this novel different from other action novels is the absence of romance. And I love it! I've been searching for great action novels without romance for a very long time. Usually, action novels have romance in them - mostly with harem which I dislike - and truth to be told, I don't like how romance had been laid out in those novels. I basically just ignore or skip those scenes. But now I finally found one!!! I'm so happy

thank you, translators, for translating this great novel!

What to criticise:

  • A few confusing lines- that's to be expected for a story written in an omniscient POV. A few times, the reader will be confused who 'he' or 'him' or 'they' meant even with the context, but one can just ignore such details.
  • Unrealistic or unfeasible game scenes - as one who had experience in gaming and programming, there were scenes wherein I would think "that's so impossible" and so on. Buuuut, I just ignore them since the story is quite interesting
  • A few loopholes - this is understandable though. As a writer myself, I could understand how the author can forget little details.
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aiji
aiji rated it
January 5, 2019
Status: c1175
After the mania withdrawal had finally subsided resulted from binge watching/reading Mo Dao Zu Shi, I decided to watch this what I consider "the second donghua (anime) " of my entire life a few months ago (yeah, that's already 'last year' >.<) —The King's Avatar. I found the story unexpectedly enjoyable, so after reaching the end of the ONA series, I jumped to the novel version right away. And boy, it was sooo good.

And though I haven't finished reading it yet, I think reading about more than 1000+ chapters is... more>> enough to pass a solid judgment of 5/5 to this one.

STORY:

This is the story of a god... I mean, "god" when it comes to gaming, specifically to the game called "Glory". And yes, this novel is categorized under "Sports" genre, but not your usual sports since the story revolves around pro-gaming. There's no transmigration or whatsoever vibes on this one since here, we are following the "journey" of the protagonist—in reality— towards the "summit".

Since this is about game, there are tons of terms here which some may find unfamiliar or completely have no idea at all, which can lead to lots of confusion or difficulty in visualizing what is happening unless you are a gamer, or at least have played MMORPG games and the like before. It is truly a shame to skip, or worst, drop reading this novel entirely just because of this very reason.

Though it looks like it would take you forever to finish reading this due to the number of chapters, each chapter is really not that long. Promise. And before you know it, you have already completed a couple of chapters and already hooked, and won't be able to stop. Its pacing is just right. There's no heavy drama or too complicated turn of events—except for the seemingly unexpected and unthinkable outcomes you will see along the way due to the "shamelessness" and very cunning way of thinking of the MC.

Though I started out watching the animated version, the difference between the actual novel against the donghua is not a problem at all. I got nothing else to criticize or complain about except for the not yet finished translation and really got little interest to the "seasonal ranking" parts of the story which I skip. (Now just waiting for the final chapter to pick this up again. I'm sure MTL-ing won't do any justice, so...)

CHARACTERS:

Ye Xiu a.k.a Ye Qiu.

Yes, God Ye Xiu. He's the one!

This MC is so cunning. A genius!

I'm a sucker for "from bottom-to-top" type of stories so I got hooked in an instant. But this is not like your typical shounen-ish kind of story since the MC is already an adult, plus he is actually strong. As in really strong from the start. An "OP", if that is the best way to describe him. But he got it all from years of experience, passion, dedication, and maybe inner talent. It's not his fault.

What's interesting about him is how he handle his "banishment" coolly, with no resentment of any sort at all, and instead focus his all attention to his goal. Though hurt, he chose not to show it, moved on, and passionately heads towards his goal. Surprisingly or unsurprisingly, he's got a carefree and easy-going attitude, but when it comes to playing, he's so cool, so badass! All his opponents are coughing blood!

As for the side characters, though inevitably quite too many, I got no problem distinguishing who is who since most are well defined and the author did a good job putting unique personalities for each major casts. Most are likeable and very adorable (*cough* Blue River).

OVERALL:

I really enjoyed reading this one. You can feel your adrenaline rush soaring just by reading it.
The characters' shamelessness, the hilarious trash-talks, the battle of wits... totally worth-reading!

I understand that this type of genre is probably not for everyone (.. maybe I should thank myself for playing Ragnarok before XD), but if you want to witness a different kind of "coolness", try this one.

I highly recommend it. <<less
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ASAP
ASAP rated it
December 1, 2018
Status: c1728
(Read the entire novel, even the rest in Chinese)

First and foremost, we are dealing with an op character (in video game) with plenty of details for each of his fight.

The story follows the fall and subsequent rise of the top player in a popular game. It is action driven with some subtle romance sprinkled on top. The character developments are good, but the world building, especially the video game aspect, seems a bit limiting. After the first few matches, it feels like you have seen it all.... more>> There are not many skills to choose from in such a popular game, even after the later expansion.

Personally, I don't really like the action-packed style of this novel, even thought it made me care about the characters' success in each pvp match. It gave me quite a bit of stress as I watched the characters participate in one match after another. When the pace picked up at the end, I just couldn't take it and had to skip the finals to the end... Anyway, there is a good ending. <<less
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Kuzero
Kuzero rated it
September 28, 2018
Status: --
I've only read about 70 chapters so far but there are a few things I need to say. I mean, seriously. For the love of god. Did this author every play a game? Or a mmo for that matter?

The mmo in this novel is supposed to be one that could exist even today. It is not a VRMMORPG or anything like that, just a mmo you play with a mouse and a keyboard. But the author generally assume that the player has a level of control over his character as... more>> if it was virtual reality. And god, the game is so incredibly boring it wouldn't survive one year if it got out in 2018, so hard to swallow it's the most popular game ever in the novel.

Ok, let's get over that. What about the story? Well, so far... It's incredibly repetitive and mindless. Also, there is no goal at all.

I mean, in this kind of novel, the protagonist generally go from weak to strong. But it feels meaningless here. The protagonist had already been at the very peak, praised as the Battle God. The premise is basically that he loses his account and that he has to start over but it hardly matter. He still has his skills as the Battle God and, the game being extremely dependant on the actual skill of the player, he only needs to create a new account and get it to level max. Which obviously means lots of mindless grinding. And that's what most of the 70 chapters I've been reading have been about. Not very interesting to be honest.

And even if you anticipate the day he once again is truly strong... So what? He is already at retirement age (as far as pro gamers go according to the novel) so rather than waste time playing game, maybe he should have taken it as an opportunity to think what to do with his life. Because spending 100% of your time not sleeping playing a game is not exactly living.

The protagonist might be 'cool' in the game, but all I can really see is a kid who refuses to move on and get a life (he started playing the game at around 15), instead spending all his time on one of the worst mmorpg I've ever seen. I find it hard to root for him. <<less
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thatoneperson0000
thatoneperson0000
September 22, 2018
Status: c100
To be honest, I heard this was really good, but I just couldn't get into it. It feels too soft for me, and it didn't really have really interesting action.

But I gave it four stars because it was really well written, and the strategies weren't bs. The character is also thought out and mature, and doesn't hold grudges easily.

:)) So I think some people will probably enjoy this more than I did
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FireIceBlade
FireIceBlade rated it
September 4, 2018
Status: c405
I'm not sure why people rate this 5 stars, say it's perfect, then admit there are faults.

If there are faults, then it shouldn't be rated 5 stars as a perfect product, right? This novel is sometimes slow and sometimes average at best. One problem this novel has is that there are too many names, be they minor one-off characters or long term. This does reflect real pro esports though, as there are many players in one league, so the best solution is just to remember whatever you can and ignore... more>> the rest, since they're mostly cannon fodder for the main character.

Another problem that comes to mind is the over dramatization of some problems and situations, but it's usually for readers and doesn't reflect real life, despite it trying to. In the end, read it, don't burn yourself out, and rate this however you want, but be honest about it, don't worship it like a god's work or something. <<less
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Silver Snake
Tycheri rated it
July 17, 2018
Status: c101
How should I describe this? It's like a shounen fight manga, but interesting? Unlike some other mmorpg webnovels like vrmmo ones that set rules then subtly introduce a super special thing that breaks the rules or completely makes them pointless, this series sets rules and then follows and expands upon them.

Instead of the MC winning by simple luck or boring hard work he actually thinks about and plans things out. And he isn't op in the brute force or omniscient sense, though he does certainly know the ins and outs... more>> of the game. He is op in the sense that his character is adaptable allowing for his character to do what most could not. But that doesn't mean he can simply solo everything.

One interesting aspect is watching him raise his team members from noobs to experts. Especially with that strong sense of loneliness you get from him at the beginning of the story (practically being thrown out like trash) and the general atmosphere someone at the pinnacle has. It is often eluded to that this main character is an extremely kind, lonely, and smart individual. <<less
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freedom1x
freedom1x rated it
July 15, 2018
Status: c1087
Not bad. A bit entertaining. Somehow comedic. Sometimes boring. It maybe because I cannot immerse my self inside the story. Unlime so e titles that you will forget you are reading, and instead you feel like you are witnessing everything with your own eyes at a real time rate.
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Sopas
Sopas rated it
March 29, 2018
Status: c1015
I can proudly say that this is my favorite novel. It is well written though some would say that it's draggy but I don't see it that way. What I like about this is the character development of everyone not just the MC's.

Give it a chance and you won't be disappointed.
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Flashman
Flashman rated it
March 10, 2018
Status: c933
Probably the greatest game novel of all time. LMS is good but too much of the novel is about Weed's shenanigans. Everyone else plays second fiddle. With this novel characters are everything. It feels real. The banter between everyone is just so~ good. If you play games seriously and understand the grind then you should like this.
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toyyoda
toyyoda rated it
February 2, 2018
Status: c918
Love this smart, fun and shameless story! What else could you ask for? XD
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