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What would you do if you woke up alone in a forest in nothing but your pajamas?

This is a story about a man trying to answer that question as he navigates a world of monsters, magic, adventure, and numbers going up. It isn't all fun and games, though. Survival is tough when you are alone, and the dangers of this world are not to be underestimated.

This is a world governed by a system of stats, skills, and dialog boxes. It is vital to know how the system works if you want any chance of having a life of meaning. Too bad someone forgot to include the instruction manual.

 

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Chapter Name Release Date
1: Woodland ago
2: One on One ago
3: Pothole ago
4: Statistics ago
5: Alone ago
6: Skill ago
7: Slime ago
8: Clarity ago
9: Commerce ago
10: Broke ago
11: UX ago
12: Class ago
13: Party ago
14: Math ago
15: Mine ago
16: Cleanup ago
17: Return ago
18: Rescue ago
19: Succor ago
20: Outcast ago
21: Smith ago
22: Search ago
23: Paralysis ago
24: Answers ago
25: Clay ago
26: Gratitude ago
27: Hunted ago
28: Plan ago
29: Practice ago
30: School ago
31: Gear ago
32: Well ago
33: Reunion ago
34: Kin ago
35: Dream ago
36: Focus ago
37: Modded ago
38: Geography ago
39: Arrival ago
40: Lair ago
41: Maze ago
42: Guesswork ago
43: Fall ago
44: Beast ago
45: Signal ago
46: Light ago
47: Core ago
48: Crucible ago
49: Downtime ago
50: Baggage ago
51: Completionist ago
52: Specialization ago
53: Forward ago
54: Adventure ago
55: Armored ago
56: Noble ago
57: Restored ago
58: Charge ago
59: King ago
60: Snow ago
61: Spree ago
62: Complication ago
63: Assessment ago
64: Exposition ago
65: Ring ago
66: Encounter ago
67: Footrace ago
68: Departure ago
69: Hangover ago
70: Skating ago
71: Perspective ago
72: Preemption ago
73: Inflamed ago
74: Elevation ago
75: Adaptation ago

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ThePhantomMan
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Don't get how this is as popular as it is

I really don't get how this story is as popular as it is, i find it incredibly boring, I have read up to chapter 29 ( the latest release as this is being written) and very little of what has happened is interesting, the main character has just recently learned the language, so up until now we have basically only had his internal voice describing everything. and since the MC is summoned from another world into this one, he has pretty much no idea whats going on, the novely the main character not knowing the language wears off really quick when so many interactions with other people boil down to "I pointed at a thing, and they told me the word for it, this continued for hours"

looking past that, there is no hook to the story, there isn't a small description you can give that would make someone want to read it other than the fact that the MC doesn't speak the language (which, again, wears thin quickly). even at the latest released chapter (29) the plot is maybe just starting, with a few of the characters making a plan to go into a mine to fight stuff.

overall I don't get how this is as popular as it is, let alone 3rd on best rated.

Whites
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Plot holes, Fillers, Plot Armor, Incoherent story

Reviewed at: 44: Beast

This story is filled to the brim with plotholes and so many layers of plot armor that it takes all the initial fun away from the story.

The author also feels the need to fill every chapter with math that is completely irrelevant to the story and is just a means to make the main character not completely boring.

The characters all have contradicting personalities the best example is the chapter were Ahmelia or whatever gives her perspective on our main group.

The characters make so many dumb decisions over the course of the story that can't be explained in any way, a good example being the big mission for which they travel and prepare several days in advance yet only begin to talk about a plan in front of the objective.

Aspartame
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Realistic, (near) infinite power with clearly defined costs. LitRPG at its finest. All self respecting murderhobos know the path to (near) infinite power starts in a sewer.

Daniel Vickerman
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If there was a pure LITRPG this would be it. Though undeniably cookie cutter it is a well executed simple LITRPG that focuses primarily on stats and doesn't fall into many of the pitfalls other litrpgs fall into. There are no harem hijinks, bad romance subplots or corny comedy lines, just straight good litrpg action. By well executing a simple plot it is much better than other stories that try too hard to be different. Keep it up!

Don Wihongi
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I like it but I dont like the math

Reviewed at: 51: Completionist

Lots and lots of math, too much in my humble opinion takes up to much space and wastes  (or fills in otherwise empty spots) valuable word space.

The math is everywhere! it does help establish that the protag is a math wiz but it just feels a bit excessive and like the writer is flaunting his maths skills just a little.

Aside from this, the story is nicely paced and a simple if well-established one that is gradually unfolding appropriately, if lacking in a few areas.

It's well written, but gosh too much math!

Ooh and I almost forgot, the story really needs a direction or goal beyond surviving and making friends, some sort of plot, anything really.

Makin
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Pretty good, bogged down on details

Reviewed at: 37: Modded

An excellent litRPG, with a very original powerset.

My main issue with it is all the math, it isn't very fun to read when it gets REALLY detailed, especially in the last few examples.

There are other minor issues, like the language barrier contrivedly becoming irrelevant, and the characters being somewhat undefined, but it is an extremely addictive story nonetheless.

Worth following.

tkalius
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Popular But Not Good

Reviewed at: 11: UX

It's truly beyond me why this story has the fan base it does.

I feel a large part of it is likely ignorance. Most of the reviews say things like not knowing the language is original or interesting, but it used to be the standard. Having a language cheat became a thing after everyone got tired of watching the MC pointlessly learn a new language that didn't actually offer anyting to the story. Perhaps most of the fans have only read japanese light novels? The Japanese didn't create the Isekai (or litrpg) genre, they just have a version of it, and it definitely shouldn't be the standard at which anyone should judge similar stories.

The true crux of the story is that it's an archiac form of the genre. It's very much in line with what i'd read a decade ago with nothing new or exciting. The MC's main abilities are boring to me, and there's not much in the way of plot. 

The only redeeming qualities for me are the lengths of the chapters and the nostalgia this type of story gives off.

amassie
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This is a solid lit rpg.  Nothing too new but very well done characters and world.  Seems like there is already a system in place to prevent power creep too! Almost every lit rpg suffers from that so way to think ahead!

Henry Morgan
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Very well written story, I didn't notice any mistakes.

The MC is cleverly written, makes his share of mistakes but learns from them later. The concept in the story that the MC doesn't instantly cheat his way into learning the local language is great, goes a long way to making the story immersive.

The magic and world building is very well thought out, a tidy system with (IMO) no loose ends.

This story is awesome, my only gripe is waiting a week for each release. (Which is great really, I hope the author takes as long as is needed)

comandergummybear
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This sotry is only at chapter 11 as of this but I'm egarly awaiting the next one. I can relate with the main charector and can't help but thinking what I would do in his place. I've only seen one grammer error so far witch is a great deal better than some of the other stories i'e seen on this sight so far. All that said, I just finished my 6th drink and am working on my 7th... Shut up, I'm not an alchoholic. You're an alcholic!