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The AFK Farming Software: I Became Invincible Without Knowing It

The AFK Farming Software: I Became Invincible Without Knowing It

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Author: Autumn LuTranslator: Atlas StudiosEditor: Atlas Studios

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Qi Ming woke up to find that he had transmigrated. He had become a disciple of the Green Cloud Peak, one of the twelve peaks of the Heaven Enlightenment Sect. Fortunately, the "AFK Farming Software" was activated and changed his life.
"Ding!"
"You had been AFK Farming for seven days in the game dungeon 'Shu Mountain Ancient Path'. You have cleared the game dungeon seven times. You have obtained: 1 Seven Star Sword, 1 Sword Kinesis Technique, 1 Top-Grade Foundation Establishment Pill, and 630 Low-Grade Spirit Stones."
...
"Ding!"
"The Green Cloud Qi Refinement Art has been cultivated for a day. Your cultivation progress has increased. You will break through to the next level after 10 days of AFK Farming."
...
Qi Ming was tired of cultivating. It was too dangerous out there, so he could only cultivate through the AFK Farming Software every day in the sect.
Eventually, Qi Ming reached Foundation Establishment, followed by Golden Core, and subsequently Nascent Soul. He... became invincible?

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    sinkingship

    Let me start with a brief synopsis since the one at the top is... bad. Our main character, Qi Ming, wakes up in the body of a servant-disciple who is on the verge of getting kicked out of a powerful righteous sect. Because of that, the original owner of the body decided to become a spy for some demonic sect in exchange for pills that would increase his cultivation and let him stay in the sect. Then, enter MC, and the story goes from there with him trying to cut ties with the bad guys and climb his way up the power structure of the sect by using his golden finger to quickly increase his cultivation. That out of the way, here's my review: The first fifty chapters or so are... alright. The set-up I just described to you is fairly good and there is a decent amount of tension keeping the reader engaged as Qi Ming tries to navigate the sticky situation his predecessor left behind (he has to escape from the demonic sect people his predecessor was contacting, survive when they inevitably come and try to kill him, and also prepare for the sect assessment that will decide if he will be expelled or not). But once those initial threats are resolved the story takes a turn for the worse. MC stands out during the sect assessment, takes a powerful elder as his master, and finally gets assigned his cave abode. And, honestly, this is the point where the story kind of ends? You see, after this there's nothing but a series of timeskips where we get a list of all the cool items, powers, spells, and cultivation levels MC has been accumulating while "afk". Like, literally, it will say "...and then 4 years passed and MC obtained the blah blah blah..." and that will be the chapter. Honestly, I feel like the author sort of missed the point of an "afk system". In my mind, such a system would free the main character up to do things and go on adventures or whatever, but in this book the main character mainly just sits in his cave and lets time pass as he slowly gets stronger. And, honestly, when the main character just sits in a cave for years or decades on end to get stronger... isn't that just called cultivation? Why even have the conceit of an "afk system" if the MC is just going to do what every other cultivator has to do to get stronger? So basically, the book follows the format of: The MC spends a long time in his cave cultivating, he becomes very strong, he goes out to do one or two things (usually because the sect orders him to), he settles his tasks overbearingly with his OP main character powers, and then he goes back to cultivate some more. At first it's a few years at a time, but later we are skipping over decades, then centuries, with a few words. The author also keeps retconning and changing how the system works and how much MC needs to put in to keep it running. At the start it supposedly works like this: MC puts in some amount of spirit stones and his cultivation will increase at a rate of 10x normal without him doing anything, he can put in more spirit stones and increase the ratio up to a maximum amount. At the same time, he can simultaneously let a "game avatar" run a dungeon that the system generates which will drop items, cultivation techniques, and spirit stones. In the beginning, the dungeon runs aren't very profitable spirit stone-wise, enough to let him keep entering the dungeons and do a bit of cultivation, but not much more than that. Thanks to that, a big plot point in the early chapters in MCs struggle to get enough spirit stones to fund all the cultivation he wants to do, starting from begging his rich master and betting with his rich senior sister, and then moving on to him selling the items he gets from the system in his sect's market place, and then on to him using the system to master alchemy so he can create pills to sell at the market to steadily fund his cultivation (p.s. there author wrote zero scenes at the market, this all gets handled off-screen by one of MCs spirit pets). However, as MCs levels keep going up and the cost of running his system got higher and higher, the author finally realized that MC constantly selling hundreds of thousands or even millions or billions (in later chapters) of spirit stones worth of goods every single day at the local market is kind of unsustainable, so the "dungeon runs" started dropping enough spirit stones to fully fund his cultivation and also have a bunch left over, removing then need for MC to gather any resources and allowing him to fully rely on the system for everything. In short, this is a bog standard OP MC cultivation novel but with like 90% of the "struggling to power up" scenes omitted, leaving only the scenes where the invincible MC wanders around trampling his foes. Also, the author does that annoying this where whenever the MC is doing something impressive a dozen randos will pop out of nowhere and be like "Oh my god, is MC really trying to do that?" "That's impossible!" "No one could ever succeed!", then MC will do it, and there will be another half a page of "Wow, how did he do that?" "MC is so strong." "Amazing!". This tactic does pad the lacking word count but I feel like the story would be fine without it. I somewhat enjoyed reading it, but I also skimmed over A LOT of the big lists, and also over a lot of the scenes where MC spends a whole chapter comprehending one move that he'll use once and then never again, so take that how you will.

    2yr
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    ShadowFlamePhoenix

    Sigh* wish we could build this lazy in the real world to have still get rich , have 999IQ and Charm 20 girls into a Heram IRL. sigh* . ( lol)

    2yr
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    MoreMercury76

    It is not great but still decent. Although it is a copy and paste novel, it is still better than any of the trial novel for this week.........

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    2yr
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    Anarchy_Sisters

    Webnovel doesn't understand that it has become monotonous and boring. but these novels still keep coming, i reckon there is no quality control on webnovel

    2yr
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    Sword_1mmortal

    It was fine at first but in the later chapters he starts to become more arrogant. Like telling people ‘in the future you can become my maid servant’ or just has anger problems. He’s lowkey turning into a young master.

    2yr
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    arc_reader

    This is a pretty bland story where all he needs is Spirit stones and he'll learn everything. It's not very good as a series tbh and it's not that good to read due to its monotonous tone.

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    Arduril

    I'm up to date on the raws. It's not great. MC get's a busted ability early on and author has no idea what to do with it. It theoretically has a drawback, but not really so he just gets OP system+ OP talent and facerolls everyone. The main antagonist is contradictory, because he's disproportionally dumb(Like, if he was as dumb as he's written there would be no way he had his cultivation base). Main heroine is an irrelevant plot device. The biggest atrocity is the cultivation syatem. It heavily references Honghuang/Prehistoric, but doesn't explain, so if you didn't read source material you'll be confused af. Then author decides to give the borrowed concepts his own twist and power levels get absolutely incomprehensible.

    2yr
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    Ahri_Gumiho

    Originally started as a 4-star, but I’ve reached chapter 170~ and it has dropped. MC had an OP system, but he himself is trash, so the system only helps him keep up. Ok, I’m with it. MC manages to get some legendary cultivation method and materials to upgrade his aptitude so he is no longer trash, and he still had the OP system. I get excited. Somehow it now takes him even longer to finish each realm. Eventually you get to the point where he gets an Old Ancestor as his master, and the guy gets the Old Ancestor’s personal cultivation method. This Old Ancestor is currently about 100,000 years old, and used this exact method to reach and “unfathomable” cultivation level. By the way, we don’t get to know all the levels either. It’s currently at 6 known levels, of which MC is at 4. But other legacy diciples, not even the elders, just diciples, are already at level 6, so the elders, grand elders, sect master, old ancestor, and transcendents who already left the world behind, should be far ahead. Anyway, 100,000 years using this method to get to where he’s at, so at this point the MC has upgraded his aptitude. We learned around chapter 100 what his original scores were, a 1 out of 5 on 5 different tests. His current scores are 1,3,3,5,4. And we know the criteria to be a legacy disciple directly from the start is at least a 4 on 1 test, and minimum 3 on all the rest. Inner sect disciple is 3 on all, and outer sect is 3 on 1 test, and at least 1 on the rest. Oh, and also, nobody has gotten a 5 on the specific test he has it on (Saint level body physique) since the last transcendent more than 100,000 years previous. Somehow, he uses OP system to cultivate this method, at a rate of 1,000,000 (one million) to 1 (one). Doing this, it takes him 10 years for a minor realm, and then another 10 years for a second minor realm. Meaning his equivalent cultivation due to the system is 20,000,000 years for 2 minor realms, despite all the aptitude upgrades putting him even above some other people. But his master zoomed through the entire thing in 100,000 years of NORMAL cultivation. Oh yeah, normal cultivators still have to sleep and eat, go outside the sect on missions to get battle experience, search for rare herbs and ingredients to make the pills they need to help them heal from backlash, and break through bottlenecks that halt their progress for several years. MC doesn’t have any of these problems, and the AFK system cultivates for 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year, whether he’s doing something else or not. Nobody suspects a thing because he has multiple “slots” to afk learn multiple things, so he spends those 10 years for a single minor realm, but also gets a lot of other things learned. So everyone assumes he just spent his time learning other stuff instead of cultivating. But the readers know it’s bogus. Same rate for all the slots by the way. One million to one, for several years, to perfect 2nd rank pill refinement, or 2nd rank blacksmithing. Again, understandable if he maintained the 1 scores across the board for his aptitudes. He’s trash and the system helps him keep up. But he no longer has that problem. Author also started repeating himself over several chapters about 80~ chapters in. So 1/4 of the chapter is the exact same thing, but said multiple times by different people who are all at the same event, witnessing whatever is going on, at the same time. Book was decent for the first bit, but turns to garbage about 1/3 of the way through the currebt amount of chapters. (I believe 340~ right now)

    2yr
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    Timelesstrix

    I like how the summary makes it seem like the MCs just keeps himself locked in a room for a long time and comes out at max lvl...also as usual it has the generic keeping "low profile" means somehow translates to I will win and top all competition

    2yr
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    avolp
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    started off ok, dropped it at chapter 50. Any novel where the MC says they don't want to draw attention to themselves and then go in front of everyone and shows off for absolutely no reason will get an immediate drop from me. if anyone gets to ch50, you'll see what I mean. author/editor mixes up gender pronouns and word tenses sometime, but other than that is readable

    2yr
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    SkiIIzrock

    Arrogant and reckless to the point of being brainless...provoking people 2 large realms above him (he's core, nascent above, leaving aperture above that and he's provoking 100+ genius (can also fight above their realm) leaving aperture disciples to fight him to the death at the same time). He also just keeps showing off his unreasonably fast cultivation which should have gotten him kidnapped and locked up by some really strong demon cultivator to extract his secrets, but magically nothing happened to him for no reason. He also doesn't use his cheat that well. He leaves 1 out of 3 slots inactive and I think he could even open 4 or 5 instead of 3 with his current spirit stones, but he doesn't. So he's just wasting slots that could be used to make pills (for money or ones to help speed his cultivation) or cultivate like infinite body refinement techniques. Dropped on ch120 sadly, I like the cheat but the rest of the novel is bad.

    2yr
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    AidsOnFire

    Instead of giving you a review, I'll write you a few sentences of what this book is like. There was once a barn with horses and pigs. One day, a pig and a horse crossed each other. They looked at each other but did not speak, as pigs cannot speak to begin with. Actually, horses cannot speak for either. In this world, no pigs or horses were able to talk. Although both animals had their grievances, they passed each other, not being able to convey their thoughts as they were unable to communicate. You're welcome.

    2yr
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    Daoist_Nyanko_Bub

    It's good but not to the point where you get hooked up. This novel is a cliche that in webnovels, different kinds of titles but almost the same content are popping up.

    2yr
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    xEnvy
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    UPDATE, the first 50 chapters are fun and can make you laugh even if its repetitive. But after reading up to 200 chapters, the comedy part was now gone, and only the repetitive part remains.

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    Brandon_Downtain

    A decent story, its a little bland at first but as you get further into the story it gets a little better. im reading it mostly to fill in time between other stories but If it had more chapters or released chapters more offen id probably make it one of the main stories im reading. If youre waiting on other authors to release nee chapters then this is a decent option to fill in your time while you wait. There are a few errors in the writing however it doesnt detract from the story and isnt often enough to impact anything. They could provide a little more background on the world, though with how the story is going it may be provided later in the story. Character design is your basic Overpowered MC with a system style so its not entirely original.

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    This Story is amazing and Author is doing an amazing job. .............................................................................................................................

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    Tanskandoggi

    Seems to be a nice and interesting story so I hope to read more soon.

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    Author Autumn Lu

    Translator Atlas Studios

    Editor Atlas Studios