- Jul 26, 2010
neither drake, nice!
All of the possible grinding (basically just missions and mining) is completely optional, and I don't do it. The way your character progresses does not depend on you being there therefore isn't grinding. You can quite easily get the most out of EVE without any "grind".Lawyer105 said:You're kidding, right? Eve's got more grind in it even than most Asian MMO's!
Couldn't you do the same thing by joining random chat groups on IRC? It seems odd to do something that isn't enjoyable in the hopes of randomly encountering people, when there are entire sites built just for the purposes of meeting people. Even if you wanted to use a game as an ice-breaker, you could play other games online, such as board games, and still get to meet new people and chat. Heck, I've met some nice people and had great conversations on TF2, and when I wasn't chatting with people, I still got to enjoy the game.ProfessorLayton said:You see... this is tough. Because I only like grind in MMOs, not single player RPGs. Because normally through that grind, I get to have small conversations with the people passing by, join their parties, and end up meeting some really cool people. It's not the grinding itself, it's what can be achieved through the grinding other than just getting EXP.
Well, technically all your 'advancement' comes from skill training, which is purely based on time passed. True.elexis said:All of the possible grinding (basically just missions and mining) is completely optional, and I don't do it. The way your character progresses does not depend on you being there therefore isn't grinding. You can quite easily get the most out of EVE without any "grind".Lawyer105 said:You're kidding, right? Eve's got more grind in it even than most Asian MMO's!
That would have been a "Spray liquid everywhere" moment, if it was intended to sound as naughty as it did.Aylaine said:I like the grind if I get to feel good at the end.
But really, I like grinding if it's fun. Certain aspects can make grinding less of a chore and more enjoyable. WoW proves this with a number of it's newer quests that aren't wack x amount of trees for x sap.
That's why I wanted to play APB. So I got the beta key from Rock Paper Shotgun, downloaded the trial, installed, put up with daily lack of internet, finally connected my gaming PC to the internet, discovered the beta was over, swore profusely, downloaded the 40 something patches there were for TF2, played that for 4 hours, tried to figure out when I would be able to connect my computer again, figured out it would be in 3 months time, swore again, played APB at a LAN Cafe and discovered that it was so imbalanced it would take me 20 hours to be able to hold my own in a fight.fix-the-spade said:I don't play MMO's, there's not nearly enough shooting for for my twitch addled brain.