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24th Sep '16 10:05:13 AM nombretomado
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** I fear not the man who has practiced 10,000 kicks once, but I fear the man who has practiced ''one'' kick 10,000 times. - BruceLee

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** I fear not the man who has practiced 10,000 kicks once, but I fear the man who has practiced ''one'' kick 10,000 times. - BruceLeeCreator/BruceLee
21st Sep '16 4:17:30 PM nombretomado
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* As the battle system of ''BatenKaitos: Eternal Wings and the Lost Ocean'' is card-based, it's not nearly as important to have a high level or great stats as it is to have a well-rounded, efficient deck. However, since most of the best cards are only randomly dropped by enemies, the net effect is the same: a lot of time spent wandering around in the wilderness killing random monsters until your deck is up to par.

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* As the battle system of ''BatenKaitos: ''VideoGame/BatenKaitos: Eternal Wings and the Lost Ocean'' is card-based, it's not nearly as important to have a high level or great stats as it is to have a well-rounded, efficient deck. However, since most of the best cards are only randomly dropped by enemies, the net effect is the same: a lot of time spent wandering around in the wilderness killing random monsters until your deck is up to par.



* Level Grinding appears to have found its audience: a Gamespot review for ''ValkyrieProfile 2'' points out that the game seems designed for fans of the process.

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* Level Grinding appears to have found its audience: a Gamespot review for ''ValkyrieProfile ''VideoGame/ValkyrieProfile 2'' points out that the game seems designed for fans of the process.
13th Sep '16 7:28:16 AM Edvardelis
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** With A Realm Reborn, there are enough quests and rewards that you can get your first combat job to the level cap with minimal (if any) grinding. Every ''other'' combat job after the first one? Grind away!
29th Aug '16 3:21:57 PM margdean56
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* Commissar Literature/CiaphasCain ('''HERO OF THE IMPERIUM!''') once found himself in an escape pod for three weeks while it coasted towards a planet. He spent the time practicing chainsword drills hours at a time, and got even better with it as a result. In another story he is granted access to a SpaceMarine training room for an hour every day (when all he'd been hoping for was an out-of-the-way space in the cargo hold), he is ''very' aware of the impossible honor given to him, and trains assiduously.

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* Commissar Literature/CiaphasCain ('''HERO OF THE IMPERIUM!''') once found himself in an escape pod for three weeks while it coasted towards a planet. He spent the time practicing chainsword drills hours at a time, and got even better with it as a result. In another story he is granted access to a SpaceMarine training room for an hour every day (when all he'd been hoping for was an out-of-the-way space in the cargo hold), hold); he is ''very' ''very'' aware of the impossible honor given to him, and trains assiduously.



* In the ''Series/{{Highlander}}'' tv series, as with the movies, when one Immortal beheads another it's a case of VictorGainsLosersPowers. While many Immortals are content to just live their lives and do whatever, some who are more serious about [[ThereCanBeOnlyOne being the last one left]] purposefully and repeatedly seek out other Immortals who are notable fighters and take their heads, with the intention of becoming stronger and stronger with each one until they're unstoppable. These head hunters tend to be the most dangerous opponents that Duncan faces in the series.

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* In the ''Series/{{Highlander}}'' tv TV series, as with the movies, when one Immortal beheads another it's a case of VictorGainsLosersPowers. While many Immortals are content to just live their lives and do whatever, some who are more serious about [[ThereCanBeOnlyOne being the last one left]] purposefully and repeatedly seek out other Immortals who are notable fighters and take their heads, with the intention of becoming stronger and stronger with each one until they're unstoppable. These head hunters tend to be the most dangerous opponents that Duncan faces in the series.



* Learning to do anything well almost invariably involves lots (and lots) [[OverlyLongGag and lots and lots and lots and lots and lots and lots and lots]] of ''repetition''! You have ever hear of someone who reacts 'on instinct', without thinking? That's because they've done whatever it is ''so many times'' that it's already imprinted in their muscle's memory...

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* Learning to do anything well almost invariably involves lots (and lots) [[OverlyLongGag and lots and lots and lots and lots and lots and lots and lots]] of ''repetition''! You have ever hear of someone who reacts 'on instinct', without thinking? That's because they've done whatever it is ''so many times'' that it's already imprinted in their muscle's muscle memory...
27th Aug '16 2:50:46 PM Usagi1992
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'''Cartman''': Yes. 65,340,285, which should take us 7 weeks, 5 days, 13 hours and 20 minutes, giving ourselves 3 hours a night to sleep.

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'''Cartman''': Yes. 65,340,285, 65,343,284, which should take us 7 weeks, 5 days, 13 hours and 20 minutes, giving ourselves 3 hours a night to sleep.
23rd Aug '16 1:54:50 PM blackmage0
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* ''Literature/TheGam3'': A large part of Alan's time is spent doing repetitive or unusual activities with the explicit purpose of gaining experience or abilities. He isn't treated as unusual in this regard, as nearly every player shown is desperately trying to become as powerful as they can.
12th Aug '16 8:02:24 PM nombretomado
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* You won't come out of ''{{Albion}}'''s first big dungeon alive, unless you spend a few days on the previous island, doing nothing but slaughtering the local wildlife, and visiting the local healer for occasional free potions you can sell later.

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* You won't come out of ''{{Albion}}'''s ''VideoGame/{{Albion}}'''s first big dungeon alive, unless you spend a few days on the previous island, doing nothing but slaughtering the local wildlife, and visiting the local healer for occasional free potions you can sell later.
3rd Aug '16 2:14:19 AM harlbior
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* The Mimics in ''Film/EdgeOfTomorrow'' conquer worlds by resetting time itself to a specific moment whenever an Alpha, one of a special caste of warriors, is killed. This mechanism allows the mimics to win by SaveScumming and adapting to the tactics of their enemies. When Bill Cage, a morale officer with zero combat experience, gains the Mimics' power after killing an Alpha, he uses this ability to learn how to become a better soldier, by dying over and over again. He not only fights the Mimics over and over again, but also learns more about the people around him bit-by-bit. By the time [[spoiler: he loses his power to reset]], he's a OneManArmy.
31st Jul '16 11:48:28 PM darksoul4242
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* The classic ''Hero Quest'' (later ''VideoGame/QuestForGlory'') by {{Sierra}} had this. You improved your skills by using them, leading to sights such as the main character working on building up his 'climb' skill by scrabbling (initially ineffectively) at a tree.

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* The classic ''Hero ''Hero's Quest'' (later ''VideoGame/QuestForGlory'') by {{Sierra}} had this. You improved your skills by using them, leading to sights such as the main character working on building up his 'climb' skill by scrabbling (initially ineffectively) at a tree.
11th Jul '16 1:16:11 PM Willbyr
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* There is an interesting experiment you can do on ''{{Pokemon}}''. Shark infinite Rare Candies from the get go, forget about training and get to the Battle Frontier quickly. Guess what? You reach the zone in ''half'' the time it takes to beat the Ruby version legally. It means that you spend more or less 20+ hours of your playtime ''only grinding''.[[note]]Well, not precisely. When your Pokemon are all sharked to level 100, it cuts down the time taken for all serious battles at the same time, because you're just one-shotting everything. That's not saying that the series doesn't revolve mostly around level-grinding, but that's not really an accurate way to measure how much time is spent grinding, because you're also not experiencing more drawn out and difficult battles which rack up game time. If you're doing a speed run, you still are going to take some extra time fighting the gym leaders, etc.[[/note]]

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* ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'':
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There is an interesting experiment you can do on ''{{Pokemon}}''.do. Shark infinite Rare Candies from the get go, forget about training and get to the Battle Frontier quickly. Guess what? You reach the zone in ''half'' the time it takes to beat the Ruby version legally. It means that you spend more or less 20+ hours of your playtime ''only grinding''.[[note]]Well, not precisely. When your Pokemon are all sharked to level 100, it cuts down the time taken for all serious battles at the same time, because you're just one-shotting everything. That's not saying that the series doesn't revolve mostly around level-grinding, but that's not really an accurate way to measure how much time is spent grinding, because you're also not experiencing more drawn out and difficult battles which rack up game time. If you're doing a speed run, you still are going to take some extra time fighting the gym leaders, etc.[[/note]]



* The ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'' UsefulNotes/NintendoGameCube side-games, ''VideoGame/PokemonColosseum'' and ''XD'', actually ''avert'' this trope for the most part - while you can have level grinding, the Pokemon you can catch are as high a level as the area opponents, meaning you can go through the game with just using Pokemon as you catch them rather than training them. The only real point where it does require leveling is against the penultimate and ultimate bosses, which take a leap of levels over the next best opponents.
* The rom hack ''VideoGame/PokemonCrystalEnhanced'' has the level curve set so high that you must grind for a large amount of time wherever you go. This is made easier in the post-game, where you can find a cave that contains only the exp-rich Chansey and Blissey for easy grinding to level 100.

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* ** The ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'' UsefulNotes/NintendoGameCube side-games, ''VideoGame/PokemonColosseum'' and ''XD'', actually ''avert'' this trope for the most part - while you can have level grinding, the Pokemon you can catch are as high a level as the area opponents, meaning you can go through the game with just using Pokemon as you catch them rather than training them. The only real point where it does require leveling is against the penultimate and ultimate bosses, which take a leap of levels over the next best opponents.
* ** The rom hack ''VideoGame/PokemonCrystalEnhanced'' has the level curve set so high that you must grind for a large amount of time wherever you go. This is made easier in the post-game, where you can find a cave that contains only the exp-rich Chansey and Blissey for easy grinding to level 100.
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