8. World Of Warcraft Is All Grinding
What does grinding mean? Playing a game as efficiently as possible in order to gain a certain item or large amounts of experience points. This is most prevalent in MMOs, such as World of Warcraft, but can be seen in more casual games, such as Destiny or Borderlands.
In truth, MMOs are often full of repeated activities, such as simple combat and questing, that have been only slightly spiced up. They are a gaming experience like no other and although MMO stands for massively multiplayer online, it’s rare you’ll do anything cooperatively, other than raids and dungeons – solely because you’ll constantly be leaving your friends behind after staying up until 6am, addicted.
It’s hard to argue that an MMO isn’t grindy. However, you can argue that the grind is fun, and varied. As someone who had never enjoyed an MMO before WoW Classic, I can attest that there is something special about World of Warcraft. A server crawling full of people asking for directions and advice along their travels. The awe of seeing your first incredible piece of gear, then it being snatched away by the dice roll of a random. There is no other genre that will suck the daylight from your life like an MMO, and you just can't describe it.