Only Sense Online / Only Sense Online - The Silver Muse


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    Only Sense Online
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    Yun is a novice MMO player who equipped only unpopular skills labelled as garbage. However, soon after the official launch of the game, the NPC stopped to sell Recovery Potion. Everyone finally started to notice the importance of Support Magic and Items. And that spells trouble for Yun as well as all the support-based players. They received orders for recovery potion from endless flood of players en masse, some more aggressive players even go as far as forcing the support players to be their personal craftsman. In order to prevent this from going out of hands, all the support players grouped together to form a community to keep things in order.

    So far JNC is the only English Publisher I can think of that has licensed pure MMO light novels, where characters just play the game either for fun or some other reason and they can always go back to real life. I would really like to see these kinds of stories, fun, light-hearted, easy-to-read LN.

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    Pretty much instead of leveling up like normal and picking classes or stat points, players acquire what are called Senses which are essentially skills. Each player can equip up to 10 Senses at one time to build their own classes which is the hook of the game.

    If you want to be a mage, you'll need to pick up some specific senses that work together to let you do that. But with those same senses, you can augment other play styles as well. Each time to level up a Sense (using it while it's equipped) to around 10, you get Sense Points which can be used to buy new Senses. The Senses can be equipped and unequipped at will meaning you can end up playing as like 3 different builds depending on your mood. (The protagonist in Only Sense Online plays as a Potion Maker and Archer but equips different Senses depending on what they're doing.)

    Only Sense Online is the only VRMMO series where I feel like I'd actually want to play the game. There's no sense of intelligent life being lost or evil plots. It's just a relaxing VRMMO with seasonal events, raids, simple quests, and a variety of play-styles that the game lets you enjoy.


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    How long are the volumes? Seems like something I’d love in small doses but might find a slog if they get super long.


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    @the-green-death going by Bookwalker about 303 pages from the Japanese release.

    though you need to note that this is the number of pages displayed on a standard font size on a standard smartphone *note what I got from the google translate


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    (Copy/Pasting my previous comment on how much I want OSO.)

    This is one of my favorite series. The setting is a straight VRMMO setting where the protagonist plays the game Only Sense Online with a female avatar due to a sensor mistake. It's mostly slice of life and playing as Yun (protagonist) spends his time experimenting and doing his own thing. Most of his adventures in the story are through getting recruited by either his sister or his friends. He mains as an archer and crafter making potions. The story is really good at making all his potion brewing really interesting and he develops various types and sells them. It's a very relaxing series to read because none of the conflicts in the series are truly detrimental to life as it's truly just a game. There are jokes about the NPCs potentially being staff, but they're kept out of sight enough to leave them feeling like NPCs.

    So overall, it's a game. The world-building is really well done as the game's system is explored in depth. You select skills to equip and can raise them and mix them however you want creating your "only" character build. The skills can evolve, split off, or even merge into new ones which creates and infinite number of player builds and styles. Overall, I'd much rather play something like Only Sense Online than stuff like Infinite Dendrogram, Sword Art Online, or Eldar Tales (Log Horizon).

    Otherwise, you mentioned that J-NC is the only publisher to have a pure VRMMO series, but YP recently got Do You Like Your Mom?.


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    @aruseus493 said in Only Sense Online / Only Sense Online - The Silver Muse:

    Otherwise, you mentioned that J-NC is the only publisher to have a pure VRMMO series, but YP recently got Do You Like Your Mom?.

    is that an Isekai though? if it is a Pure VRMMO then I suppose you are right, though Yen On has SAO Alt: GGO so I guess either way JNC is not the only one to have Pure MMO type of LN.


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    @drone205
    Do You Like Your Mom?

    And yea, SAOA:GGO is another one which I absolutely love.


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    I've checked out the manga for this one and read also a bit of the fan translation. I would be certainly interested in it if it gets picked up officially.


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    Unfortunately a Kadokawa series.


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    @drone205 303 on Bookwalker seems a good size, after other comments here sounds like something I’d really dig but damn Kadowaka...


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    Since Kadokawa is viable now, thought I'd mention how much I love Only Sense Online again. I'd love some more fluffy VRMMO.


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    Volume 16 is set to to come out October 20th in Japan. http://www.fujimishobo.co.jp/bk_detail.php?pcd=321802000319


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    Been reading the fan translation of this, and it's remarkably good.

    It feels kinda like if Ray from Dendro were less a boss-killing badass and more a crafter character. It's really good. The 'ha, it's a guy with a girl avatar!' jokes get old, but it doesn't get squicky, so.


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    Honestly, the guy with a girl avatar aspect barely even figures into the story from what I've seen.

    I definitely like crafting stories as a crafter/alchemy type myself. (I'd love to see more healer stories, but that is off topic)


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    Needs a US license. Needs a US print release. Needs an anime. Only Sense Online is an amazing light novel series that leaves you feeling fluffy.


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    I look at that cover and wonder why Kazuma is in this story...


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    Volume 16 is set for release in December. http://www.fujimishobo.co.jp/fantasia/ Will post the cover to bump the thread again when it comes out. I still really want this licensed. One of my favorite SoL series.


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    Volume 16 Cover is out. The volume comes out in a week on the 20th.
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    Fwiw I'd love an official of this too.


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    Volume 17 is set to come out April 20th. No cover yet online. But MPT shared it with me from a magazine earlier.

    Volume 17 Cover


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    Would love if this series got licensed. One of my fav fan translations.


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