It’s really exciting to see MMO’s business booming. The new world really blasted the door of the barn when it was released, and many players were busy with missions, exploration, production, and territorial wars (except for those who have been excluded).
What followed was suffering. Raise mobs, kill bosses, level up skills, and even just go fishing in various ponds and streams. Sometimes it’s for XP, sometimes it’s for a difficult achievement, but usually it’s for a piece of equipment you can’t live without.
This brings us to our question: What is your longest time to grind or cultivate? In any game, you must own and spend more time than you are willing to admit to get it. What is it? Our answer is as follows. Let us know about you in the comments!
Jody McGregor: I don’t know how long it took me to raise bees in Borderlands 2, but it has been a while. It is an amplifier shield, a force field that usually provides additional damage at the expense of its own defense capabilities. The Bee variant provides additional damage without consuming itself, and if you have multiple weapons, the bonus multiplier applies to each projectile. No wonder it was weakened in the patch, but even rebalancing it is a sweet deal. The fact is that this is a random drop, and the closest consistent way to find it is to kill a man named Hunter Hellquist, a radio DJ from sidequest, who has about 3% chance of giving it up. I killed him a bunch in my ultimate Vault Hunter replay to get a bee, it was worth it.
It’s not exactly farming or grinding, but when I replayed Pathfinder: Kingmaker to get Briar, I did experience hell. It is the magic sword made by the fairy who extracts the ability to love. It is the tricky curse that can be obtained only by bringing a specific companion to the dungeon and putting forward a series of moral dilemmas on the way, and then persuading him to destroy the other you found. An artifact so that other people won’t use it to get Briar before you. This is not a particularly powerful project, but without it you will not be able to enter the secret ending of Kingmaker. It took me 126 hours to do this because I had a problem.
Lauren Aitken: The benevolent leader trophy for Fallout 4. Played more than 100 hours of games and fart on the settlement, and then waited for three hours to make it happy from 99 to 100. not worth it.
Evan Ratti: My biggest gain recently is reaching Covenant 25 in Monster Train, which obviously took 95 hours!
Covenant 25 basically means defeating the deck builder 25 times on increasing difficulty. Monster Train adds more stones to your backpack, each level of Covenant will be in the form of increased boss health, merchant cost, higher damage, lower unit capacity… In the end, you will carry a lot The burden is on your way to hell. I would love to do it again: Monster Train is one of my favorites since 2020, and sticking to the end means some interesting insights on how to create stronger combinations.
Sarah James: I spent several months trying to get the sand bottle mount formula in World of Warcraft. The mount can turn you into a sandstone drake, and another player can ride on your back. When I saw someone carrying it, I decided to add it to my collection. After spending a lot of time completing the archaeological excavation site in Azeroth-I had to upgrade this profession before I started farming-I finally got the recipe. Then I had to cultivate the materials needed to actually make the mount. The best part is that I could have bought one from the auction house, but I am very stubborn and want to make it myself.
Natalie Clayton: Sadly, mine is also a month in World of Warcraft. This is years afterwards, but since they first arrived in the Burning Crusade, I have wanted a Netherwing Drake-and somewhere between the Mystery of the Pandaren and the King of Draenor, I Decided to continue buying one. Severely exceeding the standard has not prevented the fact that repeated grinding of Void Wings is absolutely a chore, and the fastest way is to collect unpredictable and almost unobtainable eggs from a small floating island. I may have spent a month looking for eggs on every inch of land on the island. Although the mountain is lovely, I am still not sure if it is worth it.
It has been many years since I took the initiative to join World of Warcraft, but I’m pretty sure I still have one of those eggs in my backpack. A single, egg yolk reminder, don’t waste my time grinding.
Robin Valentine: God knows how long it took me for each collection of bloody fragments in the Dragon Age Inquisition. The worst thing is that what I finally got from it was too easy to forget. I just had to check it to remind myself. It turns out that this is a small increase in my resistance. sigh. And I played too late in the game, I bet I didn’t even receive any electric shocks from then to finish it! There is a lesson somewhere, but based on the way I continue to play the game, I don’t think I have learned it.
Tim Clark: Gosh, where do you start? I will definitely look back on the endless nights I spent in Destiny 2 to own a slightly optimized set of firearms before I die. Now, I log in with a small group of like-minded addicts every night to draw inspiration from LFG to experience the Rubik’s Cube encounter in the prophetic dungeon. We are all looking for The Last Breath automatic rifle with blasting expert privileges in the second column from the left.
Before you doze off completely, let me tell you that blasting experts usually only appear in the rightmost column. This makes this gun very special. The Cube encounter is an excellent design that takes advantage of CQC and some slight confusion in the rotating cube arena. The first time is very interesting, oh, maybe more than a dozen levels. But after weeks of gloves, pistols and automatic rifles with wrong privileges (damn, adrenaline junkie) let me tell you this is absolutely numb, and I still can’t stop. Only the combination of podcasts and CBD food can make the farm bearable. Eventually, a gallows humor began, but even so, it gave way to a sense of despair of yawning. Sunk cost fallacy“Of course I don’t sleep now. I can’t give up, can I? Yes, it’s still the same cube.”
Wesley Fenton: Well, this is an ability, not an item, but the blue magic spell Frog Drop in Final Fantasy 9 is probably the thing I spend the most time in the game. Frog Drop is an early spell prepared for Quina, a member of your bizarre frog lover chef party. As you would expect from an early spell, it will cause some fairly insignificant damage. Its damage increases with Quina’s upgrade, but the real damage comes from a modifier based on the number of frogs you catch in Quina’s home swamp. That’s right: the game of catching frogs allows you to turn Frog Drop into a 9,999 damage beast spell every time you hit. I remember I wanted to maximize Frog Drop so that I could use Quina to defeat FF9’s optional super boss Ozma. If I remember correctly, I took over Ozma around level 80, which means I have to catch 125 frogs. It takes a while for the frogs to be caught to respawn, grow from tadpoles, and mate between the mini-game runs to produce New frog. Boy, is that a process?
Phil Savage: To some extent, my longest research is Bifrost, one of Guild Wars 2’s legendary weapons. These are the pinnacles of gear grinding. Although they do not provide any statistical advantages over the same very crude upgraded weapons, they have sufficient quality of life and cosmetic privileges. They are still some of the most exciting of the games. Longing for items. Each has a unique decorative effect, providing your character with everything from custom footprints to unique attacks. Unsurprisingly, Bifrost’s theme is rainbow.
In terms of what you have to do: really, everything is a little bit. First of all you need a predecessor weapon, either from an extremely rare random drop, trading station, or-recently added option-a ridiculously extensive production chain. Then you have to collect resources from almost all activities, from dungeons, world wars and PvP. There is also a complete set of the rarest trophy materials in the game. And you must completely complete every basic game map in the game. It is impossible to calculate how many hours it will take to make Bifrost because it depends on the progress I have been making since I first started the game. It shows that I have been playing the game intermittently since the release, but I only got one of them.
Katie Wickens: To be honest, I regret this ordeal, but my brother always tells me the story of his derailment as a lubricating oil farmer in “No Man’s Sky”. “This is the best way to make money,” he said. I never asked for details.