I am addicted to the grind. The grind is not some swanky new drug the kids are into, it is not the latest dance craze, and it is certainly not something that can provide the almost instantaneous thrill of drugs, dancing, or dancing on drugs. No my dear readers, I am referring to the grind that happens when I just need one more piece to finish my Brachydios Armor set. I am talking about the grind that happens when I only have 10,000 experience until I hit the next level. I am talking about the ever so addictive nature of the random drop and loot system seen in a large variety of games both new and old.
These systems all have some sort of rare/ultimate/legendary item(s) with a ridiculously low chance of dropping, and I find a very basic thrill in tracking down whatever that item is. Can this become a repetitive task? You bet. Can the challenge of fighting with a RNG become daunting at points? Sure can. Do I particularly give a shit? Not even remotely. The gamer grade ecstasy provided by the feeling of a grind paying off is almost enough to stop me from cracking a celebratory beer (almost, not quite).
Why do I grind? Easy, I like rare things and leveling up! There is always another grind, and for me that is just fine. What is your game grinding addiction and which grinds are the worst? Give me a shout in the comments!