Are you too low a level? Need gold, credits, tokens, or whatever your favourite MMORPG uses for currency? Sometimes, you just have to put your head down and subject yourself to that almost unavoidable of gamer afflictions, the GRIND.
This is something we all deal with, and no one wants their relaxation time in their top game to be a chore, so how can you make this fun for yourself? We are here to help with some tips and tricks that got us mounds of gold, high levels and sought after perks.
1. Don’t stress.
Pressure is not always conducive to getting things done, sleep and eating however are. It is not the end of the world if you do not make your goal, and if you continuously fail to reach it, set it lower! Your progression is yours alone so don’t burden yourself unnecessarily.
2. Set goals.
So, you want that mythical level 100, or a million silver pieces? Clearly it’s not going to happen overnight, you could try but you’d be disappointed and tired. Set yourself a daily goal to achieve, 10% gain on that level, 100,000 coins. Something realistically manageable will keep you gaining, keep you playing and help to avoid falling into the pitfall of point one.
3. Distract yourself!
We all have our game friends, our other fun things to do, but you have a goal here, focus soldier! Set aside time to make your daily goal, you may need to let people know that you will be unavailable until the target is reached, or put yourself in a place where you cannot be pestered. As a player you may need distraction during this conversationally empty period, Always On Top is a great feature of some media players. Perhaps watch a movie, listen to some music, maybe an audio book can stave off the mind-numbing boredom.
Automation can be your friend, but beware. Many games have rules regarding the automation of activities that can earn you virtual loot, this can be seen as abusing the metagame to gain an unfair advantage over others. Be sure of the terms and conditions of your particular obsession so you don’t end up banned! As a rule of thumb, if you can get up and cook a meal or pickup the mail whilst your character keeps earning, you’ve gone too far.
Every game has goals, perks, levels and things to achieve. Why not take on some of these points, join us in one of the free to play Iron Realms MUDs and become a greater dragon like me!