(Minor Spoilers)So recently I found this webnovel named Paragon of Sin, so far my favourite cultivation novel written originally in English. Something I found to be very interesting with this novel is that almost every individual minor stage in a cultivation realm was almost like it's own realm. So power increase is pretty huge between each minor stage and fighting above your cultivation requires many factors. For example, typically in most cultivation novels you enter a new realm and there is a big change (new powers) with a big power increase, and the small stages is basically just a power increase with no changes. In some novels the power increase is seemingly very small so "geniuses" still manage to skip multiple stages, and in other novels each stage has a pretty big power increase with nothing else. So in Paragon of Sin when you go between minor stages in a cultivation realm there is instead changes after almost every minor stage. So going from Qi Condensation Stage 1 to Stage 2 is like breaking through a new cultivation realm and the power changes is pretty huge. So I'm basically looking for something similar, it doesn't have to be exact but I do want there to be a huge difference between each minor stage in power, even in the Qi Condensation (1st Cultivation Realm) Stages. I've read a couple of novels recently where even though MC has started cultivating he can still have trouble facing ordinary "mortals" that has trained their bodies.