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20 January, 2013

When fun becomes a grind
Filed under: — Psychochild @ 3:43 PM

One recurring complaint of MMO players is the “grind”. It’s interesting taking a look at the history of MMOs, because it becomes obvious that it’s mostly player perception that determines what is a grind. Every mechanic that people deride as a grind started out as something fun. In fact, sometimes it is a particularly new or novel feature that eventually becomes the dreaded grind.

Let’s take a look at how something fun devolves into a grind.
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