Created By: inmyhonestopinionDecember 11, 2011 Last Edited By: inmyhonestopinionJanuary 29, 2013

Grind Rage

How many more of these stupid shmucks do I need to kill?

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Rolling around in a vehicle or using a quest item to accomplish a certain objective are all well and good, but at the end of the day you still live by the paradigm of “get x for y” or “kill x number of y for z.” -Joseph Sanickey at

RP Gs have gotten better about this,but even some of the best still have this terrible flaw. Grinding is sometimes a very neccesarry point of getting quests done. Grind Rage occurs when people get reasonably sick and tired of the eternal eat-em-up-for-xp quests of games and express their rage, sometimes through ragequittin, and sometimes through just plain going online and blowing smoke at the game.

Different types of Grind Rage are as follows.

Millionquestrage: There are a billion tiny quests that you have to complete so you can gain a little Xp each or advance the plot. Usually as a result of Loads And Loads Of Side Quests. The usual rage response to this is ragequitting or waiting a bit and then continuing play. This rage tends to be long-lasting, as a game that will inflict this rage tends to reinflict it repeatedly.

Mac Guffin Rage: You have to get a Mac Guffin, or, usually, several. However, you must kick the tar out of many a Mook before you even get a chance of getting it. When there's not a single set number you have to kill to get the item, it's usually random-drop. This type of rage comes in spurts, with hope and praying and then curses and grinding of teeth when you don't get a Crystal of Water. Then there's gloom for a bit, and then the cycle restarts until the Mac Guffin is in your sweaty palms.

Community Feedback Replies: 5
  • December 11, 2011
    Remember, in-universe examples, or it's not really a trope.
  • December 11, 2011
    This doesn't seem like a trope.
  • December 23, 2011
    I can remember only one in-'verse example: "No soul to damn, no arse to kick!"
  • December 25, 2011
    Silkroad is horrible with type 2.
  • January 29, 2013
    Not a trope, just complaining. Also, no action in over two years. Discarding.

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