Question What's the lowest rating for a novel you'll read?

Discussion in 'Novel General' started by Ophious, Oct 22, 2019.

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What's the lowest rating for a novel you'll read?

  1. 1 Star

  2. 2 Star

  3. 3 Star

  4. 4 Star

  5. 5 Star

  6. Don't care about Ratings

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  1. Ophious

    Ophious 〖Rank 4 - Ice Witch〗〖Student(?) of Aliceshiki〗

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    To those that bother to look up the ratings of novels before you read them, what's the lowest you're willing to bear reading? What's your bottom limit? Will you only read novels with a rating above 3? or is it 4? Maybe even 2.7?
    For me, while I don't always look at the ratings, usually the lowest I'd go for is around 3.6 - 3.7
     
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  2. Evil_Ginger

    Evil_Ginger 『Lawful Neutral』『Cheese Master』

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    4. A flat 4.0
     
  3. Fluffy Jellyfish

    Fluffy Jellyfish 『Number 1 Lolicon under Heaven』

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    3

    Perfectly balanced as all things should be :blobpeek:
     
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  4. xtremeloldude

    xtremeloldude the slime guy

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    3.5, depending on the written reviews. If the reason for the low score is something like "i hate harem and isekai" on a harem/isekai story for example
     
  5. xtremeloldude

    xtremeloldude the slime guy

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    wouldn't 2.5 be perfectly balanced?
     
  6. oblueknighto

    oblueknighto Blue Person

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    It would be if 0 was an option.
    In this case because there are only options for 1-5 then 3 is the median.
     
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  7. EnerHighwave

    EnerHighwave Holy Daugther of Kyuu 8❤️ Speedy's pet Lovely's ❤️

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    Usually I don't look at the rating of I'm really interested after reading the summary but the lowest rating I have read is above 2 is all I can remember
     
  8. HamsterOverlord-sama

    HamsterOverlord-sama outer god, eldich abomination of fluffy lovelyness

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    3. Never seen a good novel below three I don't think I did
     
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  9. 0000000

    0000000 I B HAPPY!

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    1*, especially if it is a CN novel, because I can go see the raws and judge it myself. Most of the time, the NU panel is right.
     
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  10. justmehere

    justmehere Well-Known Member

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    Never seen a good novel under 4.

    Is there a point where I stopped reading trashy novels with 4 stars? Plenty
    2 cents army worked pretty hard lately....
     
  11. MangoGuy

    MangoGuy Rambling Mango

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    The lowest I went was less than 1.5, if I remember right. I don't believe in ratings. I trust reviews.
     
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  12. Astaroth

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    If the novel is bad enough I might read it just to find out exactly how bad it is for myself
     
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    DankMCD Active Member

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    I usually go for 4 but, the lowest I can go is 3.5. A novel won't be rated that low if it isn't bad.
     
  14. abewan

    abewan 〘Nishikigoi Dungeon〙

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    Not less than two stars.
     
  15. 911

    911 [Officer][Official Police][Tag me when needed]

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    At least it's readable... If the rating is low... 3.2 ish
     
  16. Beer_Kitty

    Beer_Kitty Just a very very drunk kitty that likes beer

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    I dont really trust the ratings here. Not to mention the reviews.

    Seen tons of bad reviews on a certain novel but due to the manga, i tried reading a few chapters. I havent dropped said novel yet since I dont really drop.
     
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  17. Enigma

    Enigma [Yandere lover][victim]

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    I don't look at the ratings or reviews I just read the summary and tags and give the novel a shot if I think it's interesting

    You never know when you'll find a hidden gem~
     
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  18. InvincibleDespair

    InvincibleDespair [unclenched]

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    Just read the first 5 or 10 chapters, if you like the flow and wording then check the reviews if the novel goes the shit way later.
    That's it.
     
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  19. BigBadBoi

    BigBadBoi Well-Known Member

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    3.5 at the bare minimum. Any lower than that will be something I will only read while taking a shit
     
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  20. Ratatoskr

    Ratatoskr [Aruruu's proud dad] [The False Gentleman]

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    Iunno. Stars don't mean much. 3.9 and below maybe.
    I mostly read the reviews, especially those who give 5 stars and 1 star. If the reason(s) for those stars, stated in the reviews are plain stupid, it woukd change my view of the novel, no matter the star.
    For example, some give 1 star because there were a female character, but hundreds chapter in no progress in romance, dropped. Thats a stupid reason.