Recommendations Novelupdates is dying...?

Discussion in 'I'm Looking For...' started by SteelKawai, Jul 12, 2019.

  1. SteelKawai

    SteelKawai Well-Known Member

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    Not long ago, I finished many of my favourite novels, so I wanted to find some new ones to read in my free time. After some search I was shocked. Almost all of top 100 novels were shitty.I remember when the Warlock in the magus world and Ultimate evolution were in the top of rating, when you could read half novels in the top, when there weren't 70% jp and kr self wishfulfilment and harem novels,where mcs were smart and logical. WHAT HAPPENED GUYS???
    To my question. Are there some good new novels on novelupdates or everything is bad??
     
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    Not Red Yet Well-Known Member

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    Used to be good novels until everybody started doing BL novels.
     
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  3. Mazino

    Mazino The final chapter.

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    • nothing happened, its just nobody is translating what you consider good. just give up hope and wait for something to maybe show up or get different tastes. or better yet look more. tho if you want good stuff, try zhai zhu, and well thats it.
     
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  4. Nightrojan

    Nightrojan Well-Known Member

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    I have noticed the same thing. Is there no more quality stories or has the demand for low quality content increased? Some of it is probably due to recent licensing issues. Anyone have an idea?
     
  5. 222222

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    It’s more like as the Chinese says it, you just grew up.

    Chinese says all these fantasy novels are mainly targeted to high schoolers, as these novels aren’t actually good. (They’re actually surprised westerners like these novels).

    But because the category is new to you, you might think it’s good.

    (This was from a post a long time ago about Chinese reactions to westerners translating and reading their books).
     
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  6. Ner0

    Ner0 Well-Known Member

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    If you wear cheap clothes, does that make you a cheap person?
    If you can't find good novels to read, is it your fault, the authors fault or the hosting site's fault?

    Please think before answering.
    Or delete your post.
     
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  7. Raidou99

    Raidou99 [⚔️Berserk Healer's⚔️] [Jesus-kun]

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    Well... Qidian happened. So...
     
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  8. OverlyFriendly

    OverlyFriendly evil being of darkness

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    I think you're in the period of time when you start to blend together all the novels you've read but still in denial about how bad the previous novels you've read were.
    Same tropes, similar plot and generic as hell.
     
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  9. juniorjawz

    juniorjawz Well-Known Member

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    It's the BL age and us classical lovers ain't want none of these stuff these new gen kids seem to love reading nowadays.
     
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  10. Parth37955

    Parth37955 NU #3, [Absent Mod], Mid-Boss, Dark Dealer Staff Member

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    Oi :blobcat_knife: that has nothing to do with us.
     
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  11. SteelKawai

    SteelKawai Well-Known Member

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    I have given constructive critics. Go and look at top 100 and you will find that nearly 50% of novels have name like : A Demon Lord’s Tale: Dungeons, Monster Girls, and Heartwarming Bliss and tags like harem and slice of life.
     
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  12. Kishimura

    Kishimura 騎士村

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    So CN novels are not wish fulfillment at all? CN novels are as bad as JP and KR ones if you think about it.
    Also a lot of BL novels is being translated at the moment.
     
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  13. Shio

    Shio Moderator Staff Member

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    Nah, the bl novels are great. They got more story than standard copy paste face slapping story.
     
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    Are you a genius !?
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    I also think he/she is wrong. He/she should complain about the NUers that vote for bad novels. Or someone should bring the ranking of qidian china, Martial Arts Master was number 1 there and it's a masterpiece in romance, no drama at all.
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    Try Daddy restaurant it's sweet and interesting. And if you want more, the MTL is 100% understandable and of great quality. I never used MTL before but now i believe in it.
     
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    It's not that there r only shitty novels now (in top 100), but that they r not to your tastes. For example, WMW and Ultimate Evolution, which u consider great novels, all felt shitty to me. Also, as others hv mentioned, the novelty has worn off.
     
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    Ram5 [Noodle Stealer]

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    This Loli have no interest with other novel now, doesn't know why...
     
  17. SteelKawai

    SteelKawai Well-Known Member

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    Yea I'll agree with you but everything I said is true for jp and kr novels isn't it?
     
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    ThunderingSnow Well-Known Member

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    There's still a lot of good romance (BG) stories being translated, such as most by Secret Land Castle, IsoHungry, and WordExcerpt
     
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    peanutbutter_J Well-Known Member

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    I dont think he's at fault here.
    Just asking why such things happen
    Other do provide some plausible reasons and personally compare to before I dont enjoy the available novel that much as most of them not my preferred genre or my i simply loath it. Humm in this case kinda like over saturation, all of them somehow similar that makes you bored.
     
  20. Nightrojan

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    I agree, a lot of this is probably related to growing up and tastes changing. However, it is true that the quality of translated novels (story/plot) has dropped noticeably. I still enjoy well written game/alternate world/wuxia/cooking/real life novels but most of them either aren't well written or just stuffed full of junk in the recent years. It's getting to the point where fan fiction is sometimes better... I have definitely gotten pickier with age, but the quality has dropped as well.