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Lets split in it in two first of all. For the sake of this thread. The grind that is necessary to progress or implemented as a staple of the gameplay i.e. MMO grinding, RTS resource gathering and the like.

Separated from grinding that would be games designed as very difficult and instead of difficulty options grinding out skills and levels is the way forward for people not skilled enough, also games RNG loot grinding like destinies loot system falls in this category.

What are your thoughts on grinding in games? I'm specifically leaving out mobile games, tap games and the like because to me they aren't games. 

Personally, with 90 days in ff14 (120 days but accounting for afk time) Grinding both for progression and for RNG based loot, currency, money etc and near 200 hours in destiny 1 I'd say i love a good Grind if the game around it is fun and well dezigned. Again, with that said, I don't enjoy it making its way into single player games and this being my main problem with JRPGs. I've heard Ni no kuni 2 has gotten rid of the need to grind and I may pick up this title.

All in all. Life is a big old grind, games take inspiration from life but if you're going to take grinding as a staple of your core gameplay, make it fun and rewarding and make sure the core gameplay is tight and fun first of all.

Last edited by John2290 - on 24 March 2018

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It's only bearable if it allows one to do something else while grinding in a game. A lot of Disgaea 3 which I finished (story part...) today is designed around grinding: and that means a lot of things I will never see - why waste so much time grinding when you can play another game, or do something else and fresh?

Anyway, boo.



That depends.
Sometimes its fun, sometimes its not.
Grinding/Farming can be good or bad, depends on the game.



Usually I do like grinding, both the type that is required and the type that is optional. FFXI has both and it is one of my favourite games.

Last edited by Landale_Star - on 24 March 2018

In FFXI a very grind heavy game, I honestly enjoyed it alot.
Leveling all job systems to 75 in the hopes of getting a Maat's cap, became a goal for me (almost reached it).

So I guess it depends on the game.
Im generally not adverse to it though.

John2290 said:

Personally, with 90 days in ff14 (120 days but accounting for afk time) Grinding both for progression and for RNG based loot, currency, money etc and near 200 hours in destiny 1 I'd say i love a good Grind if the game around it is fun and well dezigned. Again, with that said, I don't enjoy it making its way into single player games and this being my main problem with JRPGs. I've heard Ni no kuni 2 has gotten rid of the need to grind and I may pick up this title.

Oddly enough Id say I didnt enjoy the grinde in FF14 as much as in FF11.

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Grinding is the single reason I have never finished a JRPG.  Loved Xenoblade 1 and X until I hit the grinding brick wall, then just got bored.



Don't like grinding in single player only games but I love the grind of multilayer games like Destiny and the Division .
Also for mobile games not being games that makes no sense. PUBG, Fortnite, Mario have mobile games so now they aren't games because of the platform they're on.



Grinding should be an expected element of an RPG. JRPG's are a lot easier than they used to be in the past and part of the problem is a lower emphasis on needing to grind for experience, money, items...whatever. Bosses general serve as plot elements nowadays vs a test of calibre of your party and skill.



Depends on how fun it is. Some games I don't mind the grind.



ReflectiveDetective said:

Grinding is the single reason I have never finished a JRPG.  Loved Xenoblade 1 and X until I hit the grinding brick wall, then just got bored.

Huh? Xenoblade doesnt really have needless grinde.
Plus its fun, and theres the rare drops and gems ect.