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Offline BloodEagle

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Insanity or Absurdity
http://www.gamefaqs.com/poll/index.html?poll=3554

Falsified information, or mental illness? You decide!

 

Offline Scotty

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Re: Insanity or Absurdity
I'm not sure what you mean.  Are you referring to the seeming indication that people can stomach grinding for a period of time?  I fail to see how that would qualify for either.

This would make more sense if an overwhelming majority of those polled picked the top option.

 

Offline StarSlayer

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Re: Insanity or Absurdity
How much game would be left if you didn't have to kill all the critters in the Hyrule Field analog every time you want to go anywhere?  :p

I admit I'm probably also fairly ambivalent about the Anon Baddies/Checkpoint Guerrillas/Crazy Critters, sure they can be a pain sometimes but depending on the gameplay, coming up with create ways of laying waste to them can be pretty fun.
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Offline Mongoose

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Re: Insanity or Absurdity
I went with the last option myself, and I'm surprised that even the first scored higher than it.  I guess we progression-minded gamers are a small minority. :p

 

Offline NGTM-1R

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Re: Insanity or Absurdity
mental illness?

Definitely. Get your head checked.
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Offline BloodEagle

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Re: Insanity or Absurdity
I'm not sure what you mean.  Are you referring to the seeming indication that people can stomach grinding for a period of time?  I fail to see how that would qualify for either.

I suppose that I should have clarified, I'm refering to those who chose the first option. The rest of the options are meaningless to my point.

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mental illness?

Definitely. Get your head checked.

Touché.

 

Offline NGTM-1R

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Re: Insanity or Absurdity
Hey, if you want to check out what the lowest common denominator thinks, that's your problem. :P
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Offline Flipside

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Re: Insanity or Absurdity
I must admit, grinding could never be my 'favourite' part of a game, but I understand why it's there, and don't mind doing it if it's done well. In fact, if it's done well enough it's possible to forget you are actually grinding.

 

Offline Bob-san

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Re: Insanity or Absurdity
I'd prefer the true "run faster than the player" critters be few and far between. I'd prefer something like a distraction-bomb to having to fight every half-arsed creature there is. Reminds me of the old FF's; running is difficult.
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Offline Aardwolf

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Re: Insanity or Absurdity
I heard someone's making an mmo called "LevelGrind Online" as a parody of this phenomenon.

 

Offline BloodEagle

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Re: Insanity or Absurdity
I heard someone's making an mmo called "LevelGrind Online" as a parody of this phenomenon.

That was already done. Let me see if I can find a link.... Ah, here it is.

  

Offline Aardwolf

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Re: Insanity or Absurdity
That too.

But "LevelGrind Online" actually (I think) is/was going to make you do the work, instead of just waiting for progress bars to fill up.