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 - Epilogue ago
Vol. 2 - The Grind - Prologue ago
Vol. 2 - The Grind - Chapter 1 ago
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Side Stories - Snowlily's Adventure - 1 ago
Side Stories - Snowlily's Adventure - 2 ago
Vol. 7 - Power - Prologue ago
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Adven
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The whole of the 6th volume should be at most 3 chapters. It is so dull and slow. It makes no sense story wise. You can't even rationalize this as being a crafting book because he's not even trying. There is no reason to read vol 6 and I won't. Not anymore. I am disappointed in the author for ruining such a good series.

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.

aldrinkhan
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5 for now and 'coz of snowlily. Nothing too groundbreaking but the class or skillset is quite unique and gives the story a great potential.

firestorm1232
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I love the focus and detail on crafting and the innovative character sheet. The way players are from a 'hero summoning gone wrong' is a small detail that I think goes a long way. One of my favorite points of the story is the difference between manually learning skills and going to a trainer. The only issues I have is the little use of Darren's racial abilities but that doesn't really affect the quality of the story.

Looking forwards to new chapters!

Vincent1875
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The story is decent enough but there are some things that drag it down.

1. The MC has acts stupid for what I assume are plot reasons. For example he complains about not knowing how his eyes work but doesn't experiment with them. There are a bunch of eye based powers he could try but I only recall him half heartedly trying to use X ray vision once. He also hasn't searched the forums for vision based innate talents. Only his specific one. He still doesn't know what the death penalty is because he hasn't bothered looking that up either. He also never looks behind him to check if he's being followed which allowed him to be stalked. Even after he knew he was stalked he never checked and continued to get stalked.

2. His supposed Master has barely taught him anything at all. I would think that he had tricks and such like the MC knew how to temper the metal but for the other professions but he's pretty much only told the MC the basic process of their crafting style and left him to his own devices. For all the time the MC spent with them it doesn't seem worth it.

3. MC wants to be a nice guy that's offended at being accused of being a kidnapper and a callous weapons dealer who will sell to whoever.

4. The pacing is super slow. I can't imagine this story being finished when the author usually takes several chapters to cover a single day. Nobody cares about what the MC is eating everyday. I can only hope for a snowball effect with his Quick Learner Innate ability to make him learn things insanely quickly to speed things up.

Another thing to worry about is annoying cliches. The MC has wings and a baby wolf pet(that turns into a girl). I can't really see the wolf making the story better in any way.

Zir
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3-4 books worth of 0 plot progression

the story is really good at keeping people reading because everything about the world is great, but the draw back is that flushing out the world becomes way too hard. the author boxed themselves in and after 1200 pages basically nothing has happened, it's all just a tutorial. 4 full length books worth. I'd say reading this is a waste of time since there is never a payoff, just constant teesing.

overall story quality is decent though so 4/5 but i wouldnt recommend this to anyone unless some enjoyable plot filled side stories in the same world appeared.

Allanther
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This novel fits a niche in the LITRPG community like few others.  

Having read the entirety of what's posted so far, I can see that this novel fills a much-needed gap.  Where there are many, many action-adventure LITRPG books out there, there are few that focus on crafting.  Especially as heavily as this book does. 

And that might not be everyone's cup of tea.  Many folks crave the thrill that goes along with someone's epic fight for survival in a new world with levels and skills.  But when folks crave the nitty-gritty crafting side of the litrpg experience, where do they go?  What book would you recommend to a fan of the genre who says 'I want to read about a crafter main character!'  My answer is this book right here.   

And if that's not to your liking?  No worries. 

I could go on further to describe the plot, the character, the scene-setting, but I won't.  I will say (and, hopefully, these words reach the author just as much as they reach any readers) that I would be disheartened to find that the author stopped writing before this story is finished.   I look forward to each new chapter.

Keep up the good work.

Zedicous
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The start to what I hope will be a massive story.

The story to this point is both intreging and we'll thought out, with the MC having a very distinct personality and goals. I enjoy the fact that the MC doesn't always do the obvious (to the reader) but has his own personality and preference on how to do things. 

I also enjoy the fact that when he can, he chooses to put in his own effort and time to complete a task instead of spamming his ability, but is still willing to use his ability when he needs to.

Shadow13
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Excellent Crafting VR Story so Far!

Reviewed at: Vol. 6 - Captivity - Chapter 3

I'm loving the story so far!

It has great potential to balance between crafting, fighting, magic, and exploring/adventuring in the game world!

Too many crafting stories have MC's in a static location and situation without a lot of adventures or battles but the plot progression is having a great balance between them all and I can't wait to see what happens next!

armsdealer12
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An unfolding manuscript

As of vol.4 chap.1, A more than welcome, comfortable read with a pace that isn't rushing too much and takes time for things to unfold. Like how I titled the review, it feels like I am writing a pre-publishing manuscript draft that has already been checked and rechecked but still has a little bit of fat to trim of before getting turned into a book.

It may not be for some, but I do like the style and pace it has and considering the VRMMO base. The story still strongly stands on its own from the multitude with the way it is written in.

There may be a spot error here and there with the grammar but nothing that breaks the thread of the story. The characters are all well and amusing personalities that make up a nice and cohesive flow of the plot.

A bit of want though is the lack or need of more imagery for some things and scense. Thanks good sir for the interesting tale and keep up the wonderful work.