I Just Won't Play by the Book
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I Just Won't Play by the Book

7 Percent

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What is I Just Won't Play by the Book

I Just Won't Play by the Book is a popular web novel written by the author 7 Percent, covering Eastern Fantasy genres. It's viewed by 599.5K readers with an average rating of 4.69/5 and 174 reviews. The novel is being serialized to 40 chapters, new chapters will be published in Webnovel with all rights reserved.


After the battle, the beautiful senior sister shyly raised her face in front of you and slowly closed her eyes. At this time, you… [Choice 1: Kiss her lips gently. Reward for completion: Thousand Leaves Wonder (Earth Grade, High Tier)] [Choice 2: Kiss her on the forehead. Reward: Sword of Yin Yang (Earth Grade, Low Tier)] [Choice 3: Hug her. Reward: Netherworld Treasure Scales (Black Grade, High Tier)] [Choice 4: Say it as fast as you can: Senior Sister, what are you doing? Are you trying to seduce me? You've only fought with me once and want to be my girlfriend? Are you sure? Ah, do I go too far? But actually, I've always treated you as my sister. I'm sorry. Completion reward: Randomly basic attribute points+1] Eh? The choice this time was too simple. Of course, it was four.

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The protagonist is a trouble avoiding... well, not exactly. It’d be more accurate if I say cliché avoiding. He has a system that rewards him based on his actions. For example, he meets a girl crying by the river, what does he do? Does he pick something cliché like comforting her? No! He walks away. Example number 2, he encounters two seniors battling it out, what does he do? Does he stick around and wait so that he could maybe pick up some gains after the battle? No! He walks away. Everytime he does that, the system would reward him points. Although the protagonist isn’t avoiding all these just for the sake of avoiding trouble, and is instead avoiding them for benefits he’d gain if he does so, this is still my cup of tea. A protagonist that doesn’t get into trouble volutarily is great!


I already know the mc is going to be a dense/beta mc just by seeing the answer he chose, yep..just like typical JP mc. The first sentence in synopsis attracted me, but the last sentence of mc extinguished my interest on this novel.


Literally amazing. Actually realistic and intelligent- The main character uses his system to gauge the world, understand difficulty and make deductions. If this doesn't get picked, I'll revolt.


I bet that this novel won't get picked. But if it is, I will be pleasantly surprised that the staff at Webnovel can finally make slightly more logical choices and not pick utter rubbish for short term gains. Haha, who am I kidding. This novel will not get picked. Time to go dumpster diving again...


Sigh.. it reminds me of Absolute Choice, it sucks that its dropped. You can read it if you like tho cause it has lot of chapters, just get passed the early chapters, many find it cringe because the author wants the mc act like his age. Mc is reincarnated to this super world, but not as an old man or something, but literally a kid too. Short story, he chooses among the choices given, choices are only given when its special(i think), he gets rewards depending on his choice and he needs to act it to work, otherwise it loops from the beginning, dying also loops it(works only at the time of choices, if he dies anywhere else, then dead). Its one of those novels that i wished wasnt dropped, even hiatus wouldve been great, but its been years now.


So yes, here I am with my review of all the trial reads (will do one of this book too): Same Day......(SDOL): Didn't bother reading. I Can Transform Into A Zombie(ICTIAZ): According to the reviews, I deduced that the unwritten price for the transformation was the zombifying of MC's brain. Rotten. My Debauched Devotion(MDD): Read it till the 40 chapters. I honestly like it, but in the last 8 chapters or so it felt like it was starting to lose it's uniqueness. Could be a false warning. I'm Really Not Targeting The Mages: Even though I didn't finish reading the 40 chapters, I still got the idea of what it is. You can find a set logical rules in the novel. Rules that will not allow MC to fight higher level beings like cracking egg. It's not my fault if the author suddenly looses that logical screw in his head. Dafeng's Night Squad: By the end 40 chapters, even though Dafeng's Night Squad has only show it's face twice (2nd time it was just a passing glance), it's still one of the best in this trial read. Sometimes action done by the MC feels a little impulsive on minor matters, it is mostly how a normal person would have acted (and by my 'Normal' it certainly, absolutely does not include certain webnovel readers, I appreciate your cooperation). Overall this novel has more realism than most Magical Realism novel out there(a reference to Chinese and Japanese novels). I am Loaded With Passive Skills(IALWPS): help me find out whether it's Xin Fan's next novel after It’s Lonely to Be Invincible under a different name. Tanky Mage System(TMS): *sigh* Didn't read it yet. Couldn't find the motivation to start it. About the review, No comment. Could have been good, could have been bad or just not my cup of tea? Those who have, help me with this. The Treasure-Chest Hunting Vampire(TTCHV): Read the reviews then didn't trouble myself with clicking it's 'Read' button. My Special Ability is Perfect Replication(SAPR): I have experienced enough betrayals to help my mood return to the chaos of origin after looking at the name. Reviews didn't help in brightening my mood. The Era of Gods(TEOG): Not my cup of tea that's why was not able to finish the 40 chapters. But comparing it to other novels of similar plot and tags etc. I can at least say that it's decent enough that those who like this type of novel will read it. (Help me correct my mistake if I am wrong) Fantasy Simulator(FS): Similar to Dimensional Codex. And I liked both. The basic outline is that the MC has a system that let's him experience the life in another identity in another world. I am being very crude with that description but I have faith in my brothers that they will be able to provide a better outline. Starting with Contract Pets(SWCP): I believe there was novel in pervious trials with similar name and general plot line? A plus in my point is that the MC actively tries to learn knowledge and yes he cannot learn everything with a single look. I don't know why but it's just a plus in my opinion. God Rank Upgrade System: Didn't bother finishing the second chapter. I Just Won't Play By The Book(IJWPBTB): In the last month or two, this novel can become my best easily. Yeah, I know some of you think that this a beta novel etc. If I had read the reviews before reading the novel I might have taught the same. Let me clarify something, there is a reason for the MC's behavior and author used almost 10 chapters to clarify that (It's mostly the naïve days of MC at the starting shown as a back flash) Now, this begs the question: What I am doing?: Umm.......I don't know, you wouldn't happen to know, would you? Why am I doing?: Just felt like doing it. And why am I doing it here?: I guess because I liked it. And yes, do recommend some novel that won't make me loss my brain cells.


My boy here was pushed aside for a bunch of shitty WNs. Wtf shitdian? It was supported by quite a lot of readers and been hanging in the list for a long time. Then a bunch of WNs were added in with a low amount of chapters, some even have zero chapter. And now it was thrown out just like that? Not being put into the queue instead?


Realistic Mc, he's using his brain not like other typical face slapping chinese novel with retarded villains with super OP system. Even I if I got transmigrated would do the same. The MC is not the "Wow I transmigrated with system I WILL DOMINATE THE WORLD!!" type after tasting the lesson of cultivation world, he became cautious and focused on his survival. Beautiful sisters = Arrogant young masters and lots of trouble. High profile = Jealousy. Doing Justice based on what you see/hear without investigating properly = Idiotic move. Hot blooded without thinking = Idiot.


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Once again.. the best book is not picked and some stupid dumbass novel with avg ratings gets selected.. Quite a few good books from the trial reads were dumped. Sigh..


Very good novel, didn't realize how good it was until 100 chaps into the raws. The system rewards the mc differently depending on the choices he makes, and he uses this to gauge the danger of each choice. He chooses the easiest because from experience he knows the others are way to hard to complete. You might think that the choices are made up by the author to force some situations but to my surprise, everything ties together, the story is well written and the reasons for each choice made clear, and it is satisfying realizing a certain obscure choice made many chapters back influenced the outcome. I would certainly recommend giving this a try, unless you dislike an mc who doesn't flirt with every girl he meets or acts arrogant and always gets saved by plot armor (small spoiler there will be side characters like that in the future) Tags: op mc; omnipotent; little romance; hiding abilities; disciples


I'm totally disappointed.. Thought the novel will be similar to "senior brother is too steady" where the mc is cautious n intelligent n thoroughly plans stuff n all.. but all I'm seeing in these 40 chapters is him selecting the safest choice based on the system's reward all the time, no matter if it's reasonable or not (giving tip in the hotel for example).. the mc can be totally brainless n just do whatever the system says.. the author tries to create an image of mc being smart but it's just turns out to be average and totally disappointing


it's really good, at least for me, it's better than the rest of the new ones in this batch of trial read. It has the same "feel" as "senior brother is too steady" except with the system as the plot device. it's been a long time since I write a novel review in faint hope that the work is gonna get picked.


I’ve only read 5 chapters in and im already Considering dropping it, the mc is so spineless, he will call Strangers daddy or grandfather just if he thinks He is in danger


This novel is really good, has great ratings, a lot of supporters and I've expecting it to get pick for a month now but it still hasn't gotten pick while another novel with a 2.7 ratings and bad reviews got pick like wtf


The deserving ones out of the trial reads. I am only writing a review because this one has not been selected yet (as expected). I bet the super cliche god level upgradation system (whatever the name is) will be selected. The description of the novel is actually a little deceptive. While the summary doesn't lie, it makes it look like the mc is dense and avoids cliche settings. The yellow, profound, earth and heaven level rewards seem nice but they actually require the mc to complete a very difficult mission to complete. In a normal story, the mc would say opportunities are available in crises and select these options and somehow by luck and strength complete the mission successful. The mc has one problem: The World is targeting him. The mc doesn't have as simple as bad luck but the heavens conspiring against him. Without system, he would die in like 5 minutes into the world. What mc can do is use system to avoid crisis and develop quietly with the attributes. The plot has freshness, the characters are likeable and the writing quality remains decent. While it has its shortcomings, I won't mention them because any review reader will only remember them. Tldr: Good book but on the verge of getting axed by popular cliche novels in trail read.


Shit's good! And we might have a Darkness in the making here! You don't get that too often. I wish it have more male characters though. So far the MC only have one male friend and another potential friend. The rest are females. Even just in the later part of this forty chapters, the MC are forced to lead a party of all females. In there we got two that grow to like the MC. One is the aforementioned Darkness in the making, and another one seems to have a bit of tsundere in her. The story so far is fine. The MC used to believed his system at face value. But after some experiences, he grows to know his system more. It help him judge the situation he is in. He is the kind of MC that prefer to stay out of trouble, so if you have problem with that, don't read this one. One thing I don't really like is the romance. It's clear that there are already people that like him, but it's just a one way street so far. I don't like it when romance is forced into the story. If the MC is made to not having such thoughts, I'd appreciate it if the author didn't shove it too often. That said, I, for one, welcome another member to the M society.


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This should be called the Enduring system since the Mc has the endure a lot of shit that some people normaly would not but hey he has to stay alive so keep enduring.


This is actually a novel where the protagonist’s decision makes sense, he suffers if he gets greedy so he tries to stay low-key. The comedy is well done and it seems very promising.


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