Age of Gods - A VRMMO Story

by thomasdarkrose

Original ONGOING Action Adventure Fantasy LitRPG Magic Male Lead Slice of Life Strong Lead Supernatural Virtual Reality
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Darren is just an average guy, not rich, not poor, not too fat, not too thin, just about everything regarding him is in the 'Goldilocks Zone'. He spends his leisure time playing VRMMO's, but he isn't the righteous hero or conniving villain, instead, he spends his time hunting down the rarest resources to craft the most powerful items he can. Today Karonite Industries newest VRMMO is launching and Darren is ready to play.  Join Darren in a new world on his adventures in Age of Gods!

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I had previously started writing this story but became dissatisfied because of my lack of experience. Now, Age of Gods is relaunching with the same premise but many many changes. I hope you will all enjoy this journey with me!

(Just a quick note, any reviews dated before 12/10/2018 are for the previous version of this story.)

I did not make the cover if the owner of the art wants me to take the image down please just send me a message and I will comply immediately.

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Table of Contents
Chapter Name Release Date
Vol. 1 - Entering the Game - Prologue ago
Vol. 1 - Entering the Game - Chapter 1 ago
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Vol. 1 - Entering the Game - Chapter 12 ago
Vol. 1 - Entering the Game - Chapter 13 ago
Vol. 1 - Entering the Game - Epilogue ago
Vol. 2 - The Grind - Prologue ago
Vol. 2 - The Grind - Chapter 1 ago
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Vol. 6 - Captivity - Prologue ago
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faerwynd
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Enjoying the story, probably because I tend to be a bit of a crafter myself when playing games. 

Couple things bugging me though - first, not a fan of adding in 'guns', though it seems somewhat reasonable considering the slight steam punk arc of magitech.  The creation of the welder seems a bit forced though, and even with his perks, the speed of learning seems a bit high though, especially for the tradeskills he isn't a fan of.  Looking forward to him doing something besides crafting though!

Techman
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Good VR LITRPG that avoids most of the common pitfalls of the genre. He's not trapped in the game, he just has enough money to stay in it most of the time. No IRL conflicts or issues. Players showing up in the game is played off as a hero summoning gone wrong that just won't stop spitting out more people, which I thought was clever. No sadistic other players. Just a dude who wants to do ALL THE CRAFTING.

Because the MC goes the crafting route instead of the running around slaying everything route, the story is slower paced. Currently at Chapter 50 he's still in the starting city doing his first run through the beginner dungeon after leveling up a bunch of crafting professions. The upside of the slower pace is that the town feels more fleshed out than just a pit stop between adventures.

The story is well written with likeable characters and a nice world. I'm a little worried that he'll start making game-breaking modern weapons, which would kinda ruin the story for me.

Overall, it's a good LITRPG that's a nice change of pace from all the grimdark edgelord murder hobo ones out there. I recommend it.

Lord of a Thousand Blades
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It is a great book, up there with the Dragon's Wrath series and the first book of the swordcerer, if you have ever read those books you understand the prase that begets.

The reason for the solo 4 star is as follows: this book is more slice of life then story, and I would not feel honest to give this 5 stars in every category . . . still an awe-inspiring read.

Zathious
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Honestly was slightly aprehapprehe to start another VRMMO litrpg novel. I've found I've been constantly let down in the past. I can say how ever that Age of God's has met all of my expectations and isn't lacking at all. The change from front runner to crafter is actually very refreshing and creates alot of interesting possibilities. It's seems that while he won't be the formost front runner/combat trailblazer he will still have ample unique combat capabilitys based off the equipment he will create. I can see him joining a 'flagship' guild and being an important menber of both the guide and the guides leading dungeoning team. It seems his role will be a form of Jack of all trades based about his tinker and alchemy abilities. In short. READ THIS you won't be disappointed.

RadthorDax
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Depiction of a Crafter Main is spot on

~= Review as of Chapter 34 =~

This is exactly how crafter mains play games! It might not be everyone's cuppa tea, especially if you jones for lots of action and intrigue, but there are dozens of fictions catering to those interests already. Granted, some will often tack on crafting as well, but its generally not their primary focus. This story fills that niche nicely.

A wide array of crafting professions are explored and the MC has laser focus on his tasks. Expect a little bit of repetitiveness - this is set in a game and games make you grind.

Great system design, interesting worldbuilding, and an increasing cast of characters that are growing, if slowly at times.

I very much recommend this to anyone that loves crafting!

John DeBlanc
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This is a fun serial.  Focused primarily on building a crafter.  Well written and really enjoying it.  Highly recommended, heck I'll even recommend it when I'm not high!  

Owlyn
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I really liked this until the end of vol:3

Style: No egregious flaws but no excellent descriptions either mostly just meh.

 

Story: VRMMORPG Stories are kinda stale but the crafter subgenre is more fresh and interesting,That said the 3 volumes i have read suggest a very slow story so be warned of that.

 

Grammar: No spelling mistakes i have noticed but there is not much word variety.

 

Character: No standout moments but the characters felt like they had thought put into them.

 

Worst Moment: The forced race change in the Volume:3 Epilogue is such a face slap that it dropped my overall score from 3 to 1 and made me stop reading,Game Design wouldn't allow that players would review the game badly and the game would die because of it not all players want certain races,It was so bad i can't read this anymore.

 

Overall: If you could muster some extra suspension of disbelief this would be a decent story but i am only willing to go so far.

Edit: I forced myself to read the next Volumes prologue to see if he addressed anything and wow did he /sarcasm https://www.royalroad.com/fiction/14768/age-of-gods-a-vrmmo-story/chapter/335026/vol-4-growth-prologue he talked about how the stats change the body but that is a cool and fun game mechanic and not taking away player choice that much it's like choosing a different avatar except the game does it for you,Another thing he talked about was how he didn't get a pick of starter race but i thought everyone got the same but i guess not,He talked about how this gives the story options which sounds like this is author fiat for the story which is never a good way to write it should occur naturally and not because there just happened to be a high tier unholy magic user around conveniently coinciding with the game mechanics,from what i have read about the old story it seems like the author has fallen back into bad habits for an idea on how to fix this either rewrite the end of the third volume so this doesn't happen or literally just give him a choice give him a time limit too maybe 48 hours so he can think of the crafting opportunities of not one but two new types of magic? i don't see why the mc wouldn't take that just make it a choice instead of forced and this would be much better,the authors argument about it has made it worse people are literally giving you free advice so stop trying to justify it and just try again there are so many ways this could be fixed and i just gave you two.I won't get into the rest of his retort but suffice to say you can draw your own conclusions from here.

The authors retort which is kind of condescending to the people who didn't like it just makes me feel even worse about the story and i have to drop the overall rating to .5 Stars.

CatVI
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It's just a long series without any feeling of accomplishment. The story doesn't reward you for reading 1k+ pages with some sort of achievment or pleasure.

Example, mc crafts day in day out but nothing ever happens with what he crafts. He doesn't even sell them.

And choices are forced upon the mc, which i don't like.

qal
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Some inconsistencies and poor economy. got bored

I read up to almost the end of the school section part before I got bored and quit.

 

The premise is rather cliche: a vrmmo of a nameless, backgroundless main whose only exposition is: I have played many video games before as a lifestyle crafter, and am very good.

All fine so far.

There are many little flaws afterwards that stack up: the barely worked attribute system that has the MC and everyone go superhuman in a week played, and then having no difficulty adjusting to said new strength or agility and the attributes having basically no effect outside of combat.

Also the ridiculous economy, with the respective countries giving out 10 x millions of gold to all of the new summons, and then having a rather decent armor for a 40~50+ attribute character go for 400 gold. The school costs 1.5k gold (presumably for a semester) which is pretty much nothing at all. Everything costs pennies.

At the end of the day, however, none of these things are breaking points. It's only because the story got boring that I could no longer just breeze past and skim through all the inconsistencies and foolishness. 

To be fair, the author clearly puts in a decent amount of research and time and updates frequently. I think if I were more interested in some fantasy fulfillment crafting and magic learning OPness I would have continued. 

 

3 stars cause other people will probably still enjoy this and I don't want to just tank the score.

Ojmandias
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Holy cow this story is boring.

Thomas does this, then he goes there and does that. Then Thomas logs out and googles blueprints for a gun and copies it exactly to recreate in the game. Thomas has a couple issues but they don't really matter because of reasons.

This story while fine grammatically and with decent diction has no plot. There's no overarching quest or burning need. There's no passion in any of his actions. Thomas also comes off as wooden and aloof. He has no friends other than the NPCs training him and he doesn't form friendships with human players. He doesn't even seem to have a life outside of VR.

If you like long training montages with numbers and cliched ideas this story is for you.