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MostRandomDude: why people play Stick infinite evolution, masochist. I bet my empty wallet that they're masochists.

I Reincarnated As A Stick
8 hours ago
Reading Status: C48
Well above average in most categories. The game world is a highlight, feeling vast and relatively unexplored. The mechanics, classes, and function of the game are all endlessly interesting. +This is a crafting novel, which I really enjoy, and this is a pretty good one too.

The characters are the weak point for me, and the time spent outside of virtual reality especially drags compared to our time exploring the rich world of the game. While nuanced, the world seems to be populated by extraordinarily unlikeable people. Even the main character is by all accounts, generally a grumpy jerk most of the time. He has narrative reason to be like this... family drama... but that doesn't make it any easier to bear reading through.

But High School and family drama hasn't ever been a thing I enjoyed reading, so that can be considered more of a personal taste thing.

4/5 - solid, and entertaining. View More
Farming For Gold
2 months ago

Mute: Ah the writing in this is so poor compared to the legendary mechanic, afraid i'm dropping this despite the potential.

I Am A Legendary BOSS · C8
2 months ago
Everything about the system is frustrating and unsatisfactory. I wish we could just cut it out wholesale and focus on the mech building and subjects that the author is really talented with. View More

dns7950: So the author just casually mentions he missed out on 100,000 DP? Why?Such a small, stupid little detail that seems to have no effect on the story, other than pissing me off.

The Mech Touch · C125
4 months ago

dns7950: So the author just casually mentions he missed out on 100,000 DP? Why?Such a small, stupid little detail that seems to have no effect on the story, other than pissing me off.

The Mech Touch · C125
4 months ago

up_and_away: Chapter 48: 2-Star Designs

· “The base rewards for designing a 2-star mech is 5 Design Points. The rewards go up to 10 Design Points for 3-star mechs. The reward further increases to 25 Design Points for 4-star mechs. Do note that these rewards are lower when selling a mech based on your designs. Please work diligently in improving your designs so that you may work proficiently with more advanced models.”

Chapter 118: First Employee

· After advancing to an Apprentice Mech Designer, Ves felt it was time to move on to 3-star designs.

Chapter 124: Streamer

· Ves sold more than twenty-thousand virtual mechs.

Chapter 125: Massive Spending

· “Every time he sold a copy of the Young Blood, he earned five DP from the System. With his current sales, he should have earned more than 150.000 DP. Instead, his DP stopped growing when it reached 50.000 DP.”

· The System capped his point earnings for every single virtual design. For a 1-star mech design, that roof was set at 10.000 DP, while a 5-star design reached the limit at 250.000 DP.



If I am not mistaken, the Hotplite variant is a 3-Star design. According to the information you provided to us in Chapter 48: 2-Star Designs, see above, it should be worth 10 points per mech sold. Since there is a cap limit, you must have some sort of way of calculating said cap Limit. If I am to believe the DP limit for a 1-Star Mech is 10,000 and 250,000 DP for a 5-Star Mech. assuming nothing fancy, a linear relation between these two points would have 2-Star DP Limit at 43,750, 3-Star Limit at 75,000, and 4 Star Limit at 156,250. Another way that this cap limit could have been calculated would have been 10,000*Value of Mech. So 1-Star would be 10,000DP, 2-Star be 50,000, 3-Star be 100,000 and so forth. I would like to think that you are using the second since you limited his earning potential to 50,000DP and pretty much treating the value of the hotplite as a 2-Star Design. The only contradiction to this would be the stated limit of a 5-Star Mech. I like your novel, I consider it one of the best in this site and would like to avoid having contradictions in such an amazing story. Please reconsider or make small adjustments so your math loving readers can rest in peace. Thank you for reading.

The Mech Touch · C125
4 months ago
Omg I love the mech stuff and the war scenes but the decisions and the system stuff drives me crazy!

System: don't increase more than one attribute per day
Vas': ok thanks. Increasing Dex and Int now.

No explanation... Wtf is happening!? Why!? View More
The Mech Touch · C125
4 months ago

Sinfish: I originally enjoyed this novel quite a lot, leaving about a 4.4 rating.
But by chapter 300 I felt the novel was more like a 3.8, and by chapter 360 I feel the novel is a 3.0

The story is split between mech design; how his mechs perform in combat; the MC running a mech business, the MC leveling up to become the ultimate designer/billionaire businessman/man of society, and the MC blindly running off into suicidal adventures every now and then. That's listed essentially in order of how well the author writes them.

As the world expands, many glaring weaknesses arise. People are strangely interested in killing the MC, but he takes extremely poor precautions against danger and makes practically no attempt to discover the mysterious factions in the dark attempting to assassinate him. He survives essentially by plot armor, yet repeatedly dives back into danger with little protection despite ostensibly being a successful businessman with no interest in involving himself in violence.

Worse, the novel originally puts itself out as a system novel, but as the novel goes on, it becomes evident the author has minimal interest in writing a system novel, and it becomes the worst kind of system novel; operating almost purely as plot device and deus ex machina rather than the MC cleverly using a unique advantage he's been given.

People who hate harems will be pleased to discover that Ves Larkinson, young multi-millionaire, is not only uninterested in romance, but is completely asexual because he has essentially no interest in other human beings, with his closest companion being a pseudo-intelligent robot cat. He has no lovers, no business partners, and only the most superficial of friends. There are plenty of named acquaitances, relatives, and rivals to keep track of, but without exception, the MC brushes off any entangling feelings he might have so that they're no stronger than the concern you might feel for that kid you sat behind in 5th grade whose name you forget a decade ago.

It is fortunate that the MC has the system, because it is frankly unimaginable that he could survive more than 2 months as a going concern with the business decisions he makes. Appallingly, the author tries to make you feel perfectly reasonable suggestions older and wiser businessmen than him make are immoral or beneath the MC. The author's grasp of running a business is pretty poor, which is problematic when you're writing a novel that is about 1/3rd about a mech corporation.

Speaking of the system, it is obvious that the MC repeatedly make poor decisions in his "skill tree" and expenditures in his system. What's really irritating is that the MC as the author's voice makes terrible justifications for his decisions that essentially insist they're smart decisions, when they're so blatantly not.

Perhaps due to his incredibly poor use of his cheat system, the author must make the MC go gallivanting off into the wilderness on adventures, whereupon he always profits tremendously for being stupid.

Inexplicably, the novel's universe uses cultivation novel tropes where technological spread is essentially non-existent; while humanity rose to greatness by reverse engineering alien technology scattered across the galaxy, lower tier human civilization is completely incapable of reverse engineering higher tier human civilizations and nobody ever wants to make a profit by selling technology even though the galaxy is rife with independent corporations. Even if you teeth-grindingly can accept this, one of the basics of the novel is that secretly, cultivation legit exists, in that experts in mech design, mech combat, and presumably a wide range of other disciplines can have massive gains through basically concentrating real hard and feeling one with the Force, yet this has failed to become common knowledge throughout the galaxy. The MC accesses it through the secret method of thinking really hard about his artistic concepts, and thinking super hard when crafting his mechs by "hand" (actually through a computer interface using automated robots but whatever), all of which has real, quantitative effects on mech performance, yet somehow, society has never noticed this.

Fundamentally, this is as ludicrous as nobody ever discovering you can achieve a higher free throw percentage by keeping your eyes open, as it's a basic feature of the universe.

Anyway. Starts off good, gets worse. and worse. and worse. Don't say I didn't warn you.

The Mech Touch
4 months ago
False advertising! lol, I really like the story still, but I do feel like the entire system was only added because System novels are popular and it has not been particularly integrated or is even necessary to the story the Author envisions. View More

SearchNRescue: Started out well. MC got a system to make mechs. Used the system yo make himself better. welp that the first 10% of the book. The other 90% has nothing to do with tthat. He leave the system at home, has stopped making mechs.. and this arc has no freaking end. A novel about teh 'system' and making mechs, that has no system and no mech creation.

Dropped!

The Mech Touch
4 months ago
Reading Status: C125
I was 125 chapters deep before I finally realized that though it is disguised as such, 'The Mech Touch' is NOT a system novel.

The author intentionally hides potential upgrades, menus, costs, and stats from view and obfuscates the behind the scenes statistics, which completely contradicts why LitRPG works. Furthermore, though the main character, Ves, is blessed with an incredible System to promote heaven defying growth, he consistently fails to optimize his choices and use the system in a way that couldn't be replicated in reality with a little effort. This makes Ves come across as something of an average Joe, that could have achieved the same level of success if he'd just bothered to try harder when he was in college the first time around. He proves this at one point by deciding to save on System points by just studying hard like he should have the first time around in college .... and it works.

That being said, the novel is great. It's really entertaining Sci-Fi, and I'm having a blast with it. It just doesn't scratch the same itch that practically all LitRPG/System styled books are generally designed to scratch.

No numbers, no power gaming, no optimization. Just good sci fi. View More
The Mech Touch
4 months ago
How did he not get any do for all the mechs he designed during the competition? View More
The Mech Touch · C108
4 months ago

N0xiety: Also, i would just increase my strenght, dexterity and endurance to 1 first, as it takes a pittance to upgrade to 1. But after upgrading to 1, it takes 1000 points for raising it to 1.1 So if Ves upgraded before taking the enhancing drug, he would have saved 2000 points. But he is pretty much a moron so yeah, we can't expect him to think logically. He must be thinking 'I don't need strenght and endurance anyways so i didn't waste any points huehuehue'... Now he only saved a pittance of 140 points instead. Wasted potential...

The Mech Touch · C107
4 months ago

yzm: Even Melinda who recomended the expensive cruise ship forgot about it!

The Mech Touch · C78
4 months ago

Isaios: The contrivances are getting a bit much. "forgot to book a room" is so old and overdone that the Victorian era already considered it last century.

The Mech Touch · C78
4 months ago

N0xiety: I feel like author knows nothing about economy. How would the service workers even live in this place? One night in a hotel costs 5mil! And they just payed 1mil to stay in basically the slums! So literally, for people to be able to afford this place, even the bottom of the rung worker must be making more than even the best 3rd state independent mech manufacturer! I mean, seriously? I get that there might be a slight desparity, but 100 times is just insane and impossible. So what, does the basic materials cost 100 times more? So if Ves were to sell his mech in this 2nd rate state for 'cols' he would get 100 times more value out of his mech? Lol, how can that be right? This is just stupid. Base materials must cost about the same. Economy can't work like this. Or is it that the next gen mechs cost like billions of Bright credits so the mech designers of the Coalition can afford this place easily? It would be stupid if there was such a price desparity as we have seen even the next gen mechs can be beaten by current gen models. I would pay for a 100 current gen mechs and roflstomp a next gen with numbers instead lol. Stupid economics here, very stupid...

The Mech Touch · C78
4 months ago

Reader8916a: So I get the author trying to show the difference between the societys by exaggerating the monetary decide, but they are going way overboard. Not only is the mc’s currency only worth 1% of the more advanced planet, even that planets own currency is so devalued that 50k gets you 1 night in a trashy hotel? That’s carrying it to far.

The Mech Touch · C78
4 months ago

darkoneko: so uh, he took a month long travel to a distant far system but forgot to pre-order an hotel room -_-; That's the kind of mistake you only make once.

The Mech Touch · C78
4 months ago

N0xiety: This place doesn't seem economically viable. 100 times the buying power desparity is just not possible. Even the bottom of the rung workers must make more than a mech manufacturer like Ves just to afford this place. Like WHAT!? So it is basically better to be a bartender here than to sell mechs in the Bright Republic. I mean seriously, how could that even be possible right? Basic materials can't really change price just because you are in another country. Iron will cost the same as the iron in anywhere else. It won't cost 100 times more, and exotic materials can't cover the disparity. Smh, this author doesn't seem to know anything about economics...

The Mech Touch · C78
4 months ago
While most system stories track the MC using the system to break reality, reading this feels like I'm following somebody with God like powers just kind of fiddling around due to his sub optimal average decisions. It's interesting. View More
The Mech Touch · C77
4 months ago

Neverlightning: More like it’s because the system deemed it as a mech with high potential... else it wouldn’t put it into the 5th tier

The Mech Touch · C10
4 months ago
Reading Status: C88
I hate mechs, but this book made me love them! This is one of the gems that you dig through piles of trash books to find.
The translation is too quality. The characters are excellent. (Extremely practical and intelligent, but compassionate when they can afford to be) The world is full and interesting. The game system is plausible and well implemented.
600+ chapters in we've had several fully fleshed out major plot lines and I'm still invested and interested. View More
The Legendary Mechanic
4 months ago
Reading Status: C50
I was kind of bored by jt. While it's not terrible, not a lot happens and once I got through the first arc I still didn't feel anything for any of the characters or the world. Some people talk this up so maybe it's just a taste thing.

Translation was fine. View More
Night Ranger
4 months ago
Reading Status: C9
The joy in a reincarnation story is the main character coming up with and enacting an intelligent plan that gives him incredible advantages. This story, the MC is kind of stupid. While he has some foreknowledge, he isn't smart enough to really understand how to use it. He doesn't make any interesting plans. He just bumbles around mostly relying on the fact that he's able to play from launch day instead of showing up late to the party like last time.

Furthermore, the world is a literal exact copy of WoW... Which.... Shouldn't that make this have a fan fic tag? Regardless of the setting it's lazy. I mean, by all means be inspired but for heaven's sake, at least change the names!

I love these reincarnation stories but I can't find anything compelling about this one. Makes Reincarnation of the Strongest Sword God look like great literature in comparison. View More
The Great Thief
4 months ago

M_x_R_x_Y: 20gold are difficult to come by???? So why is our mc so utterly mentally retarded that he offered he would give weekly 20gold to his Union?...He would have also gained a spot if he said 5g which would be very much ...

The Great Thief · C7
4 months ago

kWonJHol3_MamBocHe: MC is very BS smart, magnificent retard, 20G each week for 3 month, his debts was 240G or price to build 2 guild or 360000 credit or 12 vr helmets, only for a chance to get so-so vr helmet and dawn first opening!

The Great Thief · C7
4 months ago

Dlazdicka: Also, from the story so far I can already assume, that this mc does not really belong to the scarily competent category but the lucky f**k one.

Guild Wars · C9
5 months ago

Top_Comment: Should wait for a higher level so he gets better rewards.

Guild Wars · C8
5 months ago

Elsontiger987: Did he even open his legendary chest yet.

Guild Wars · C8
5 months ago

Sandwhich: Bruh so many vrmmorpg light novels ruined by females in that light novel

Guild Wars · C5
5 months ago
Ok, getting Excalibur and Durandal from a starter random chest seems like a massive stretch. Shouldn't those names be reserved for unique weapons? View More
Guild Wars · C3
5 months ago
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