Age of Gods - A VRMMO Story

by thomasdarkrose

Original HIATUS 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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Chapter Name Release Date
Vol. 1 - Entering the Game - Prologue ago
Vol. 1 - Entering the Game - Chapter 1 ago
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Vol. 2 - The Grind - Prologue ago
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Vol. 7 - Power - Prologue ago
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tarakis
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This story is a excellent read. The style, grammar, & characters are excellent. Totally makes me wish for FIVR tech in this day. Thomas Darkrose is doing Fabulous writing of this story.

:D CHEERS (c)

P.S. : Snowlilly Rulez!!!

Infinite42
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Why craft human things in a fantasy work?

Reviewed at: Vol. 5 - Journey - Chapter 11

The book starts out very well. After the first several chapters, the reader is left staying with the story hoping it will continue to be as engaging as the mc learning several skills in the beginning.

The reader is doomed to be disappointed. The story doesn't go anywhere after the mc settles in his class. It convolutes crafting by making the MC s goal to craft guns which will undoubtedly elevate death of the NPCs and he googles guns outside of the game to go back in and work on guns to craft. Doesn't seem to use much imagination in that regard. There's just no direction and no sense of rising action. Don't get me started on making the MC a random race completely out of left field. I can't really care about the MC or read any further.

SeeK East
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This is some good stuff! Gotta feed my addiction. Can't have you being sick and sending me into withdrawl. Just Joking, Keep up the good work, stay healthy and keep those chapters rolling rolling rolling!

roochkeez
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This story is aimless and never gets anywhere. The writing is competent but all that does is cover how boring the actual events are. after 4 volumes this blacksmithing obsessed character finally learns how to blacksmith. Like seriously, he's been blacksmithing the whole time but only after over 200k words does he learn how to blacksmith "properly". What a waste of time to read chapter after chapter of blacksmith processes only to learn they are inferior and pointless.

Only read if you would also read a recipe book or dictionary straight through.

OxenThunder
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Its bad... dont start.... it will hit you with a few dopamine rushes, and then send you into a wasteland of the author creating text block. This is EA or Bethesda's dream writer for their quests.

TinyesTim
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A lot of just strait up crafting, but still a good read.

jimmy bob
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This story takes a different approach from the classic VRMMOs. It starts off interesting, giving us some simple background of the character and giving him an aim for this supposedly new game. However, the difference between this story and the other VRMMOs is that, the story moves at a relatively slow pace. On the one hand people dislike this, one the other its a nice turn from the usually insanely fast progression which you would normaly get in this genre. 

At the beginning you started off slow and used multiple chapters to describe his smithing skills and knowledge. However, later you skip some of the criteria for his quest, to speed up the story. I believe that you should either stick to slow or fast progression. Doing a mix of each and skipping to the next topic makes this story unfocused and confusing.

Overall this story is decent, and generally a lot better then most of the writing on this site. It has a unique idea, but sadly wasn't executed well. Hopefully you can bring back the story in Vol. 5

Deathburn
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Great story. Just unfortunate that the author decided to disappear for no reason.

Dreamscape
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Feels more travel to a different world feel since NPCs are pretty much equal to "players" except that they can die. And the story has close to 0% real world activities, with the words NPC forbidden in game too. I really like the story though, love that the main character is a skilled crafter and how the "game" is more like a real world in how it works.

Jazehiah
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Starts strong, but struggles later.

I've read through Volume 4, Chapter 49.

It's okay. The first two volumes were excellent. The third was decent. The fourth is slow and boring.

The first novel focuses on Darren as he learns the basics of crafting in a new game. He travels around town meeting new people and trying new ideas. He has a clear goal, and it's fun to watch him work towards it. He lives in both the real world and the fantasy. Both are built up and expanded. Darren learns, struggles and grows. It's interesting.

Then, the third volume hit. The third volume is a magic school arc. It's fairly predictable, but there are still some interesting character interactions. Characters have goals, motives, personalities... it's okay. There are still some things driving the plot, but Darren doesn't really struggle. He doesn't seem to need to truly work for anything. The consequences and work feel superficial. There is no sense of a risk of failure. Even when things go horribly wrong, he gets power spikes.

This last book feels aimless. The last few dozen chapters have been descriptions of crafting. That's fine. It's a novel about crafting. But, I don't feel invested in what Darren makes. I have no emotional investment in his successes and failures because there have been almost no ramifications. Everything he touches becomes an instant overnight success. There is no struggle to find materials. There is no struggle to make a living in the game or in reality. In fact, the real world seems to have been forgotten entirely.

The crafting, the draw of the novel, reads like a documentary. First he makes part A by doing B, C and D. The end. I love attention to detail, but most of the details read like filler. A certain part of the design is likely to fail? Great. Show me. Show the character struggling. Show it failing. Show it blowing up in the character's face. Don't just tell me that he magics away the problem, or that it worked first try. Without failure, or at least the threat of it, you have a story without conflict. A story without conflict is called filler.

Rant over.

The grammar is usually very good. One or two mistakes per chapter, but better than a lot of what's on the site.

The characters, when we see them, feel alive. Their worlds continue with or without the main character. They have their own stories, backgrounds, goals... I want to see more of them. It's a shame we're stuck following a guy who shuts himself indoors and ignores everyone all day.

Overall, I'd say it's worth checking out.