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00:54 Sep 11, 2020
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Tech/Engineering - Games / Video Games / Gaming / Casino
Additional field(s): Computers: Software, Games / Video Games / Gaming / Casino, Computers (general)
English term or phrase: grinding
Definition from Techopedia:
Grinding refers to the playing time spent doing repetitive tasks within a game to unlock a particular game item or to build the experience needed to progress smoothly through the game. Grinding most commonly involves killing the same set of opponents over and over in order to gain experience points or gold. Although other game genres require some grinding, role-playing games (RPG) – specifically massively multiplayer online role-playing games – are the most notorious for requiring this type of time investment from players.

Example sentence(s):
  • Grinding slowly became a fundamental aspect of single-players RPGs even though its repetitive nature has been said to be a result of poor game design, but the rise of the internet and massively multiplayer online role-playing games (MMORPGs) like World of Warcraft added new competitive and social variables that made grinding even more tantalizing. Inverse
  • There are some gamers that say they do not want grinding in games, but what they really mean is that they hate spending a great deal of time having to grind. Every game has some form of grinding, as every game has repeated actions required to move forward. The key is that players need to feel they are moving forward to the next stage or story chapter, or the grind becomes filler and without purpose. Seasoned Gaming
  • However, one must admit that grinding in video games has a necessity, especially when it is devoid of game developers’ monetary-hunger. BangoGames
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Joakim Müller


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Definition from own experience or research:
Att genomföra samma uppgifter om och om igen för att få extra poäng/erfarenhet/resurser i spel, speciellt i MMORPG (rollspel online för flera spelare så som t.ex World of Warcraft)

Example sentence(s):
  • Jag behövde grinda i flera timmar för att komma till nästa nivå. - - Egen erfarenhet 

Om man vill använda ett svenskt ord så skulle nöta också kunna användas, men att använda den engelska termen "grinda" är mer korrekt.
Joakim Müller
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