Best dropped stories?

#1
This might be an odd one for everyone, but sometimes I think people dropped their stories because they weren't appreciated.  In that light, what are the best stories you have read that are on hiatus, or just dropped, for whatever reason that are still found on RR.  I'll even start us off with a couple of my favorites, in no particular order.

Legendary Class was HISTERICAL.  Honestly, I still laugh when I reread this one.  Everyone should give it a shot.  It is also the only one I know was dropped because horrible people are more vocal than the people who love things.

The Last Game.  Combination of Re:Apoc, and VR gaming, which sounds awful but comes out amazing.  Fantastic job of creating his world and class system.  Also, recently announced that he was badly injured, but recovering, so here's hoping he gets back to it.  Good luck to him.

And last, but not least, The Arcane Emperor.  193 chapters of glory, and then poof, gone.  That being said, really well done story, and long enough to really sink your teeth into.

Anybody else got something they're still missing?  Everyone who's been here for a while should have something they wish would have been finished, what's yours?

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#3
Dao of Magic - Dao cultivator attempts to ascend the heavens, but instead finds himself on a shitty low-magic plane of existence.  Lots of absurdism in this one.

Arrogant Young Master Template A Variation 4 - Dude who knows xianxia is isekaied to a cultivation world where he has to pretend to be a "young master" in a sect and must train students or have his soul destroyed.  Actually a very funny story.

A Beginner's Guide to Napping, Sunbathing, and Slaughtering Your Prey - technically not dropped, but the author is putting out less than one chapter per year.

Misadventures of a Rampaging Demon - kingdom is secretly trying to create pliable demon hybrids.  The result is the protagonist, who proceeds to destroy the entire laboratory complex and try to adapt her instincts with the rest of the world.

Magic-Smithing - protagonist is isekai'd into the body of a baby in a fantasy world, decides to take up smithing.

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#7
Too damn many… 😢

Off the top of my head:

Two by CLRobison:

https://www.royalroad.com/fiction/52964/the-shadows-become-her

https://www.royalroad.com/fiction/53780/they-shall-call-me-empress-cultivation-tales-of

The author went dark here & elsewhere in June.  Happened right during some of the heaviest Russian bombings of Ukrainian cities.  Hoping that’s a coincidence… 😱

Heretical oaths moved to Yonder:

https://www.royalroad.com/fiction/50287/heretical-oaths-a-progression-fantasy-adventure

Warmage supposedly moved to Yonder, but I haven’t seen it there yet:

https://www.royalroad.com/fiction/52842/warmage-a-progression-fantasy

Immortality starts with generosity went on hiatus.  Bring it back please, Plutus!  🙏🤞

https://www.royalroad.com/fiction/56949/immortality-starts-with-generosity

Maybe to end on a high note:  congrats to Jamie Kojola, tknx, and JLMullins for finishing volumes recently!  👍👍👍

https://www.royalroad.com/fiction/58785/voyage-of-the-mindbender-a-science-fantasy-litrpg

https://www.royalroad.com/fiction/49755/the-thousand-kingdoms-interregnum

https://www.royalroad.com/fiction/47826/millennial-mage-a-slice-of-life-progression-fantasy


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#12
M.J. Wrote:
vitus979 Wrote: Dao of Magic - Dao cultivator attempts to ascend the heavens, but instead finds himself on a shitty low-magic plane of existence.  Lots of absurdism in this one.

Dao wasn't dropped. He moved the series to Amazon.

The most recent Dao of Magic I see on amazon is Volume V, which, from the description is still not caught up with what's on RR.  Are there further chapters somewhere else?

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#13
vitus979 Wrote: Dao of Magic - Dao cultivator attempts to ascend the heavens, but instead finds himself on a shitty low-magic plane of existence.  Lots of absurdism in this one.

Arrogant Young Master Template A Variation 4 - Dude who knows xianxia is isekaied to a cultivation world where he has to pretend to be a "young master" in a sect and must train students or have his soul destroyed.  Actually a very funny story.

A Beginner's Guide to Napping, Sunbathing, and Slaughtering Your Prey - technically not dropped, but the author is putting out less than one chapter per year.

Misadventures of a Rampaging Demon - kingdom is secretly trying to create pliable demon hybrids.  The result is the protagonist, who proceeds to destroy the entire laboratory complex and try to adapt her instincts with the rest of the world.

Magic-Smithing - protagonist is isekai'd into the body of a baby in a fantasy world, decides to take up smithing.

Misadventures of a Rampaging Demon had me really appreciating the X-23 vibe.  It was also just really getting its legs under it and getting to some solid adventuring.  I hope they come back to it someday but it's been a while.

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#14
vitus979 Wrote:
M.J. Wrote:
vitus979 Wrote: Dao of Magic - Dao cultivator attempts to ascend the heavens, but instead finds himself on a shitty low-magic plane of existence.  Lots of absurdism in this one.

Dao wasn't dropped. He moved the series to Amazon.

The most recent Dao of Magic I see on amazon is Volume V, which, from the description is still not caught up with what's on RR.  Are there further chapters somewhere else?

You probably won't see any more released on RR. I assume his current stuff will get a massive edit as he catches up to what's released on RR. Then everything beyond that will be publisher-exclusive.

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#15
Ghostman Wrote: It's been 2 years since the last update, so I think it is fair to say Super Minion has been dropped. I loved The Threadmistress and the Teddy Bear but the author moved on to another site and removed the story. Same thing with The Accidental Pimp. Story is on hiatus as author is writing another story.
Thanks for recommending me again! I'm definitely coming back to The Accidental Pimp, no matter what. I've been writing that other story but got slowed down when I was sick for basically all of November, and it's made me get antsy. I might come back early to TAP and only release weekly so I can work on both and not go crazy.