[11/29/17] The Gods of the Second World: The Weirdest Noob Book 3

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  1. Paul Bellow

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    B0774YGQ7T.01.MZZZZZZZ.jpg The Second World is a mire of intrigue; the game's creators have left several backdoors permitting them to terminate anyone at will, and an unlikely sequence of events has brought someone unsuspecting into their field of attention.

    One player has managed to upset the game world's balance, and now he's hunted by everyone. Every clan wants to recruit him for his achievements, while other powers want him for their own, more sinister purposes. Now Ros must contend against an unseen enemy backed by the world's most powerful corporation, while relying on only himself and his few trusted allies. The stakes have never been higher…

    Don’t miss the final book in The Weirdest Noob trilogy!

    http://amzn.to/2nfX07C
     
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  2. Paul Bellow

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    Wow. He's getting decimated in the reviews. What happened? Anyone read it yet? As bad as they say? Still ranking decent at around #1000
     
  3. Gryphon

    Gryphon Level 18 (Magician) LitRPG Author Citizen

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    You weren't kidding. Those reviews are more brutal than death metal. It sounds like his review copy got uploaded instead of the final product.
     
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    Short version long - and it's on facebook and the reddit - someone uploaded the wrong version of the book and it's full of errors. Like, really full of errors.

    They're fixing it - but all those who read it minute one will...be wrong.

    So, indies out there - this is proof that your final version should be checked, re-checked, then triple checked, then you should take a few shots of rum (or whatever) and check the darn thing again...
     
  5. Kevin Murphy

    Kevin Murphy Red-headed Stepchild of LitRPG LitRPG Author Citizen

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    That poor guy. How does someone recover from a launch like this?
     
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    With time - the sad part is that hundreds will have the wrong version, and may not get to it right away. The "editing" based reviews will continue to come for a bit.
     
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    Well shucks. I recieved my pre-order today and was looking forward to revisiting this series. qq
     
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    Looks like it’s already fixed. I grabbed the sample and it looked okay to me.

    Even so, from the sample alone I can see where some of the bad reviews have a point that didn’t involve the draft copy.
     
  9. Paul Bellow

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    People be rushing books in popular series (myself included)...

    Slowing down...

    [​IMG]

    If it were me, I'd maybe try to republish with a big 'ole note in the blurb.

    Weird pricing. This guy Russian?
     
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    I think so. At least, the books feel Russian, anyway. Lots of little references and a certain style to the writing that’s common among all of the Russian litrpg I’ve read.
     
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  11. Paul Bellow

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    Yeah, for me it was the odd pricing and no KU. Book kinda has the feel of the designer for Plot-Line Tester... can't think of his name off-hand.

    Aren't pet hamsters big for some reason?
     
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    Smirnov...there we go... he's my age! Well, I'm a year older now. ;)
     
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    The greed hamster, I think?

    I can’t really explain it, it’s just something about how the inner monologue flows or something that just screams Russian to me.
     
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    That Dostoevski-ness maybe?

    Would be cool to have a US and Russian author work together on something.

    I might have a short-story in an anthology of different authors next year. We shall see.
     
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    Just finished the book an I'm going to give it 2 out of 5. It was bloated with unnecessary info dumps and pointless side story and a rushed main plot.
     
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    I'm reading the book now and boy do I feel cheated of a good story. It's a tragedy, really. I can see why the ratings are so low, at first I was like, "cool! a sneak peek into the workings of a novel in a series I know I love."

    But nah, while the authors natural writing is impressive, the rambling that everyone else mentioned is frusterating and unsatisfying. </3
     




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