DeathGuardOO14, on 19 May 2012 - 04:40 AM, said:
To generalize; what am I actually griding for in this game besides money for more mechs?
I'm amazed - are you actually saying that you want to grind (the implication being a long, tortuous, tedious task) to get to some greener grass that the game excludes you from? I just don't get it. That whole levelling and grinding mechanic is something that was invented to get people like you addicted to a game, trying to get some greener grass for something that is of perceived value, when in fact it's a digital artefact, and willing to pay a subscription fee to do so. E.g. WOW.
Look, I know that many online games, not just RPGs, are going in this direction, but surely there is a business model, a way of making money, that also doesn't also require this sort of sub-standard game-play that you apparently want (forgive me if you don't).
More generally, I'm a bit depressed by some of these replies. The implication is that the only
point of playing a game is to grind some resource simply to get something you want, a better mech, a new suit of armour for your paladin. That is not
the point of playing a video game! Seriously, it just isn't. It shouldn't be, and if it is for you, I don't envy you. This is Mechwarrior, you know? The point of the game is mech on mech combat?
A game (and I hope MWO will be) can be both fun, challenging, interesting, deep to play, and have those long terms goals, be they taking a planet for your own as a merc unit, and defending it, or spending your CBills on a newly released mech. The point is, those goals shouldn't be the only reason to play the game. In-fact they should be secondary. Unfortunately there are too many people who a) apparently want that and
are too easily suckered into accepting that. The game should be a solid experience in it's own right. Think your favourite Mechwarrior game of the past (1, 2, 3, 4, whatever) with the extra meta-game on top of that.
Sorry for my rant but when anyone mentions "grinding" and such it really makes me fear for MWO. I'm glad I got it off my chest. I feel better now