Mages Are Too OP (WN)
Mages Are Too OP (WN)

Mages Are Too OP (WN)

法爷永远是你大爷

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Mages Are Too OP (WN) novel is a popular light novel covering Action, Adventure, and Comedy genres. Written by the Author Soaring Flames. 790 chapters have been translated and translations of other chapters are in progress.

Summary

As one of the first players to gain access to World of Falan—the first immersive game worldwide—Roland creates his character as a Mage.

However, playing as a Mage is not as fun and easy as he thought. His head even explodes after he casts the very first spell in the game.

Stubbornly sticking to his class when most Mages decide to create a new character, Roland gradually discovers tricks of the trade and his unusual talent. This allows him to change people’s stereotypes on Mages and to explore the deeply-buried secrets of this game…

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  • Saviour
    Reader

    Spoiler Alert I'm sure Roland still has some Sap from the world tree. A gift from that one elf who told him about the sword dancer class. Also not really mentioning how Roland is technically part elf.

    4 days ago 1 Likes
  • Saviour
    Reader

    Spoiler AlertRoland asked if the world was a game or not even though he has a teleportation link that basically proves that the world is real. He didn't even ask who took Betta's soul or if he could have another green rod, smh. Looking forward to irl progress with Schuck though.

    5 days ago 0 Likes
  • Mattisna
    Reader

    Love this novel

    5 days ago 1 Likes
  • skizlock
    Reader

    C700+Spoiler AlertI think the irl part is becomming too random, every other day some random boring subplot is thrown inside for the lulls. All of them only serve to glorify the protag with blatant flattery from everyone. They should have just been there to set the stage for the god there.

    7 days ago 0 Likes
  • SilentWraith
    Reader

    Spoiler AlertDId roland ever marry the Goddess of life?

    7 days ago 0 Likes
    • WHATSSLEEP
      Reader

      Spoiler Alert he gets a equality contract which is practically a marriage contract

      6 days ago 0 Likes
    • SilentWraith
      Reader

      Spoiler AlertI finish the novel already and on the ending, i did not see her name when Roland and his harem got married.

      4 days ago 0 Likes
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  • Saviour
    Reader

    Spoiler Alert Silver dragon is back, lul. Now just have the Drow to reintroduce. Also rip Betta

    14 days ago 0 Likes
  • Minstiltude
    Reader

    F in chat for the latest chapter. Spoiler Alertalso why is there a rape tag I don't remember btw Betta died so rip.

    14 days ago 2 Likes
    • NamelessShadow
      Reader

      Don't u remember when the noble slept with a player (girl) thinking his offspring would be immortal like golden sons

      12 days ago 0 Likes
    • Saviour
      Reader

      Are you talking about the one where the female player was discarded and that started a skirmish with the golden sons?

      12 days ago 0 Likes
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  • Palemoon365
    Reader

    Can anybody....anybody give me another novel that's like this one.Just caught up with ROTUL.Pleasee

    22 days ago 0 Likes
  • Saviour
    Reader

    Now I know why there's a rape tag

    25 days ago 1 Likes
    • Saviour
      Reader

      Spoiler AlertNight Tide Sands gets Roland drunk with help from his friends and rapes him. With a stupid reason as justification.

      14 days ago 0 Likes
    • Markey
      Reader

      My friend if you are talking about the plot and details can you please use the (Add Spoiler) option for the people who don't want to see itSpoiler Alert like this

      25 days ago 0 Likes
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  • Saviour
    Reader

    The hecks happening in the latest chapters. A random old man was playing detective because Roland went up with plants and came down with none. Such a stupid reason to play spy. At least we know that the government knows about magic irl, so should be seeing more irl progress. With Roland not having to worry about experimenting irl. Also isn't he kinda dense with not thinking that night tide sands likes him, the girl is like a pg version of andonara, taking care of him and stuff

    1 months ago 0 Likes

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lnwUser56243

I have read up to chapter 600 and something, and just now realized that this thing is written is Scottish accent. LMAO. You can try yourself.

In_Pandaemonium

Without a doubt my favorite light novel I have read so far. The story has an amazing flow that never lingers on uninteresting topics for too long and it constantly shifts levels of tension to make you feel engaged. As others have mentioned, it's true that some parts of the story get forgotten, like Roland's familiar, but I find it to be a realistic portrayal of the character. This is a mage who single handedly pushes the boundaries of the world, the best of the best, who comes from reality where pets don't contribute to our growth at all. Currently caught up around chapter 730 and the scope of the story is still expanding. It's a must read if you like magic.

lnwUser22841

Though I enjoy reading the novel, I still feel that it's too self-centered to the main character. It's like all the luck only belongs to him. No threat or possibly a rival player that could compete him. Every fight, I've always been expecting an easy win for him. There are 500,000 players out there yet the author only gives the fast growth and special quirk to the main character and a friend.

Saviour

The world building is one of the best I've read imo, as the novel progresses more and more secrets are unravelled which lead to more mysteries about what what the world is. If you immerse yourself in the world building and enjoy making predictions, this is for you. Although later chapters become more rushed and forget about a lot of elements that were introduced to be important not really being used, such as time skips of the real world not being talked about much and his 'training'. spoilers...... (His magic pet, the Drow that was possessed when he was learning enchantments and the Vampire ancestors skull) have been mostly forgotten

lnwUser02153

AMAZING novel over the first couple of hundred chapters, but once you get further into it seems extremely rushed and a lot of things have been forgotten. I haven't seen the MC's magic pet in over 150 chapters and it was talked about every time he left "base" originally

Also, what about the fox people and fish creatures that were hunting him? I'm sure that we will see them again eventually if he goes in that direction, but the current goals just keep jumping all over the place after about chapter 220.

Overall still an awesome read and I love it! It just feels like there is WAY more going on than the author can keep up with

hamski

Alright first let's talk about the good parts of this novel. The beginning is done very well. The concept of magic in the immersive game world and its unique difficulty immediately draws you in. Magic must be learned through modeling and a thorough understanding of these magical nodes for a spell. If you want to modify that spell to do something else, then you need to understand it even better, but once you do, you can use the spell flexibly. For example, he can tune the output, strength, size, blast radius, etc of a fireball, or the thickness, height, and shape of a stone wall conjuration. In short, the mage class is uniquely satisfying in the immersive reality.

Another thing that is done well is the leveling system. I would really love it if more VR novels were like this one, where it's basically a real world where powering up is difficult and quests are not "gather X item." I don't think reading about unintelligent bosses is as fun as reading stories like this, where you don't have those taunt/aggro/dps stuff but instead powerful individuals and monsters with intelligence that if you gang up on, will just run away. Leveling up can only be done by improvig your skills, which means understanding the spell or technique, or accepting and completing quests. There is no monster grinding, which is much more conducive to a novel than if monster grinding where included. The levelilng system makes the world more realistic and makes achievements more meaningful.

The last thing done well is the comedy. There are a lot of actually funny moments when he's with his boys. Friends do stupid stuff, and that's what's funniest a lot of the times IRL. This is why drinking can be so fun. Similarly, the whole undying Golden Sons thing with sentient AI leads to a lot of funny moments. One that I remember is the Golden Sons(players) show up in a new town with nobles and they get into an altercation with a noble that looks like a girl but is a guy. That noble then kills them, and they run around happily and naked after resurrecting, talking about how they are so thankful that they were stepped on by a drag, and all the A.I nobles are like "WTF?" What's great is you know this shit would definitely happen if VR ever came out because gamers are dumbasses.

Alright now let's talk about what's bad about this novel. The biggest disappointment for me is the exploration. We are told at the beginning of the novel that there are 100+ countries with different races, power, etc. Almost the entire time is spent in the spawn country for the 500,000 players and our MC, and it's not because they can't travel. It's just because the author failed to make these countries necessary. Generally in a game, you have different level zones, so that once you have spent enough time in an area you can no longer level up there, so you move beyond that area to a new, higher-level area. The problem is, the quests don't really get more difficult in specific areas because everyone is more oor less the same strength. By the time he is level 9, he is strong enough to beat most of the people in the mortal plane but he got to level 9 over 2 years in Hollevin and 1 or 2 countries outside of Hollevin. There was a lot of untapped potential, and I think the author should have changed the level system a bit where there are more mortal levels and the countries around it are more impactful, or perhaps introduced some plot that made the main character travel along. Needless to say, I was very disappointed that almost all the time was spent in one country, and that at this point, he can stomp most people even in the new countries.

This brings me into my next complaint. One possible solution to the previous problem could have been rival players in different countries that are driving a plot that counters the main character. This would mean when he goes to new places he has powerful enemies that he cannot stomp and it would give him a reason to travel. Unfortunately, the problem with this approach is that the author made our protagonist and Shuck the only 2 characters with any sort of power. They started the game with special talents that basically make them the most OP characters in the game, and for some reason, no other players had any sort of talents. Why? The author wrote himself into a hole here. There's no A.I that can stand up to them, and there's also no players that can stand up to them, so in the long run, there are no stakes. It basically makes it so that every other character is the foil to our main character, and nobody else really matters. Another problem with having rival players is that, for some reason, every single player is a saint. They are all neutral good with very high bottom lines, so there's nobody to take up quests that rival the main character. Let me tell you, I know a lot of people are good, but not 100%. There is at least 10-20% of society who are willing to do some bad things for profit as long as it does not go beyond their bottom line, and a lot of them have very low bottom lines, like killing children themselves. That doesn't stop them from starving a city or taking power and subjugating some weaker folks, nor does it stop them from indirectly killing a large number of people. The author just made the wrong decision to make all Golden Sons good, so there were a lot of options that went unexplored.

Finally, the last bad bit is the sexism. There are a lot of underlying sexist thoughts as well as some blatant remarks that you will notice as you read along. The author portrays nearly all female players as only caring about looks, being horrible at combat, and worst of all, incapable of thinking critically. To the author, women are just pretty little things that cry in the face of even a little fear (even though they are immortal....) and are not useful for anything other than sex. It's just annoying to read, because everyone starts at the same level since this is the first VR game in their time. There's no reason women should be worse at combat naturally unless they didn't try to learn, but there's also no way all female players would have such a girly girl approach to the game, as I'm sure not all girls are content sitting back and watching men do everything for them. I'm a lazy boy so if I were a girl I would totally do that, but I probably wouldn't do that in a game because that's basically relegating myself to the sidelines for no reason in a game where I could have more fun by actually doing some stuff. Who knows, maybe I'm wrong and all modern girls would focus on some romance with some handsome noble, but I doubts since you could have romance and still do other things \_0_/. At the end of the day, this last one is annoying, but if you are able to ignore it then the story isn't so bad.

In total, while there are some very good points, there are also some pretty big flaws and untapped potential, so it comes out to a 3/5.

michi

I love the Bromance of Schuck and Roland.
One of those novel you can read the whole night,
although you have the next day school.
TheRomance isn´t really good now but i hope
there will be better.

lnwUser22696

Good stuf...

xi_omega

If you can get past the blatant sexism and nationalism of the author, the story is pretty okay. It doesn't have the same richness as overgeared and most chars are not really nuanced but it has potential

DaoistHeart

It is a great novel. I've stopped reading novels since then because of repetitive plots and stuff but this novel is keeping me very interested to read everyday.