Announcements

Hi everyone, here's the second of our top three voted Korean novels: Everyone is Young Except for Me! This one is translated by RainbowTurtle, who you'll already know from Overgeared and about a dozen other novels at this point. EYEM tells the story of Choi Chuntaek, a former ruffian turned "ordinary" grandfather who jumps into VRMMO Arcstar to keep a protective watch over his beloved granddaughter. Enjoy the hilarity that ensues as this 67 year old retiree gets to grips with the world and mechanics of an MMO, and rediscovers the wild side of his youth!

As with Dungeon Predator, Everyone is Young Except for Me will be releasing at an ongoing pace of seven chapters per week. This one’s a bit of a soft launch however, starting from next week, as RainbowTurtle has been busy volunteering to help with the Australian bushfires! The last of the top three, Ranker’s Return, will be released in a few days, with the remaining four novels following. 

by Jaspaaar

Hey guys, happy new year!  Voting has concluded on the Korean novels, and the top three are, in order of vote totals, Dungeon Predator, Everyone is Young Except Me, and Ranker's Return!  Thus, as promised, Dungeon Predator has been released to everyone!  Our translator, Boko, is a Korean translations veteran, and you can be confident in his work!  Dungeon Predator follows the story of Choi Jae Woo.  As the sole breadwinner of his household, Jae Woo worked hard to give his family a good life, which he accomplished by being one of the best gamers in the hottest VR game around.  Alas, as things were starting to look up, he had an unfortunate meeting with truck-kun and ended up in a coma for quite some time.  When he woke up... well, things were a bit different, but he was ready to jump right back where he started, and this time with a bit of a boost...

Come and read!  And once again, Happy New Year!

by RWX

Merry Christmas, everybody!  As I mentioned in the anniversary post, we have a LOT of Korean novels upcoming.  I honestly wasn't sure what would be the best way to select which ones to release first, and I didn't want to just dump them all at once, so... I thought it'd be best to let you guys decide for me!  Outsourcing for the win!  Top three novels will start to be released at the rate of one/week on January 1st, 2020.  Click the link to go ahead and vote.  I'll also be including some brief descriptions of each book below.  Also remember that VIP subscribers of every tier have access to all sneak peek novels, be they Chinese or Korean, so VIP's who are interested in taking a closer gander can do so!  And once again... MERRY CHRISTMAS!

Dungeon Predator:

[Class changing to the hidden class, Magic Swordsman.]
[You are the first one to discover the hidden dungeon.]
[You are the first one to discover the hidden...]
[You are the first one...]
[You are...]
I'm a gamer who uses ESP.
Let me tell you everything.

Overlord of Blood...

by RWX

This post comes slightly late, primarily because I've been doing so much travelling... but as of Dec 22, 2019 late PM EST, Wuxiaworld celebrates our FIFTH anniversary.  It's a bit boggling to my mind that we started on December 22nd, 2014... and that five entire years later, we are still going on strong.  Five years ago, I (RWX) launched this site with Coiling Dragon, which I worked on while serving as a U.S. diplomat.  Now, five years later, Wuxiaworld has gotten really, really big, with a steadily increasing library of high quality translated fiction.  In the interim, we've seen so many other fan-founded and/or oriented translation sites come and go, be it in webnovels, manhua, and even dramas (RIP DramaFever).  A few have managed to chart these turbulent waters, and I'm beyond proud that Wuxiaworld is one of them.  Looking back at our 2019 goals, we met or made background progress in all of them - besides the front-end redesign - sorry!  Although, we've hired two more technomancers, and will be hiring a design-focused...

by RWX

Hey everyone, I'm incredibly excited to be announcing the full, formal return of the Second Coming of Gluttony!  Originally hyped at the start of November, we have finalized terms with the publisher and had agreed on a December 1st relaunch.  I've been extremely excited about this, and I hope all of you are as well!  Fudge, who was (and remains) the translator for Gluttony, is now ready to go-go-gooooo!  He just released three new chapters and is committing to a chapter a day on Wuxiaworld (no chapters on 15th/31st of each month), until this novel is complete.  Rejoin us and the tale of the son of the god Gula!  Normally, we wait a month before opening up advance chapter tiers to sponsors (to give people time to really assess the story), but since Gluttony already had a previous audience and quite a few subscribers, I decided to open it up immediately upon relaunch so old subscribers on Patreon/elsewhere wouldn't have to wait.  Cheers, and happy reading!

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And now, for a few more updates.

Coiling...

by RWX

Hi guys, Ren here!  It's been half a month since the new system has come into place and we've been looking at a lot of statistics, feedback, and more.  Overall, I'm happy with the direction things are going, and we're going to continue to improve the system in many regards.  We have a lot of changes coming, both related to and unrelated to the new system, and I wanted to share some of them with all of you.  The first and biggest one, however, is this - over the course of the next 24 hours, we are doing a massive one-time gift of golden karma to everyone who ever purchased an advance chapter subscription.  You'll see this in your karma balance soon.  Read on for more details!

1) Massive Karma Gift: Specifically, we are giving anyone who subscribed to advance chapters under the old system free golden karma equivalent to 30% of their lifetime in-house sponsorship value (prior to Nov 1st).  If, for example, your account had a history of $300 subscriptions across various novels, we would immediately award you 300x300...

by RWX

This is a DOUBLE novel announcement - expect more of these coming!  The first novel that has descended upon us is Everlasting (生生不灭), a 17k novel which is being translated by Wuxiaworld veteran translator podao!  Podao has been slaving away at Gate of Revelation for a long time now, and his quality is top-notch, but the novel never caught on fire here, in large part because the author repeatedly paused the work before finally stopping over half a year ago.  Since then, podao has been quietly searching for a new novel... which he has found!  Everlasting is authored by Lion of the East (狮子东), and the author has been slowly and steadily writing for six years.  Everlasting is a classic xianxia novel, revolving around Chen Feng, an orphan with no knowledge of his past whose destiny suddenly changed like a bolt of lightning out of nowhere... literally.  A little trinket tower, something that he had with him since young, saved his ass and provided him with the standard Heaven-defying cultivation formula and nigh unbreakable...

by RWX

Karma

Hi everyone, the new karma system for completed novels has just gone live!  It entails everything we have discussed in this previous post.  As noted, you will notice no changes for ongoing novels.  For completed novels, after the first 100 chapters (or 10%, whichever is smaller), you will need to either use golden karma (paid) or regular karma (earned) to permanently unlock those chapters.  If you use paid karma, the cost per chapter is around 2-3 cents.  Alternately, you can buy the entire ebook of the entire series outright (should cost $20-$40 depending on length), subscribe to a VIP account to select 1, 3, or all of the completed novels outright, OR wait for it to be on a tri-monthly free rotation.  The very first completed novel which is going on free rotation is Desolate Era.  There are two reasons we have chosen Desolate Era to be our first.  One, it's one of our most popular completed novels.  Second, I was the one who translated it, so it being on free rotation means that all the other translators...

by RWX

Everyone, we are gearing up for a Nov 1st launch of the 1.0 version of the karma system discussed in our future reading model post from July!  We were originally intending for this system to be up in September, but the significant amount of bug-squashing the Technomancers have been engaged in w/r/t the Android app (iOS hopefully coming this month!) as well as with the previous round of changes occupied a great deal of our time.

For a reminder (as well as an update), here is how karma will work.  Starting Nov 1st, all completed novels will be locked, save for the first 10%/100 chapters, whichever is lower.  These changes do NOT impact ongoing novels.  These novels can be read in four ways

1) Buying the entire novel outright,
2) A 'free rotation' which changes every 3 months
3) Active VIP's selecting them as one of the 'free novels',
4) Purchasing chapters individually via karma.  

A lot of this has already been discussed in previous posts, so let me share with you the new updates.  The biggest pertains to free karma;...

by RWX

Hi everyone!  Ren here with two major announcements.  First and foremost, paypal support has finally been integrated!  It took more work than you would believe to integrate it into our current system, but the Technomancers (and me, their admin paperwork-filling stooge) have finally made the magic work.  Paypal support is live for all payments!  For those who use it, please give your feedback and thoughts.

Our second major announcement is, after months of tweaking and planning, our manhua site Wutopia Comics (www.wutopiacomics.com) is finally in open beta!  This is a fully licensed manhua site that WW translators and our Chinese partners have been working tirelessly on for a very long time, and it's now looking nice enough that I'd like to welcome you all to take a look.  We're starting with mostly Chinese works, have some Korean works on the backburner, and are even in a few indirect talks with Japanese manhua rights holders.  Hopefully, we'll be able to eventually grow Wutopia into something as big or bigger than...

by RWX