%HTMLlat1; %HTMLsymbol; %HTMLspecial; ]> Grinding
Roland van Ipen­burg
To be stolen or blogged


Thurs­day 4 June 2009 09:05

Are some peo­ple re­al­ly that stu­pid that they don't re­al­ize they are grind­ing? In GTA IV it goes like this: Most peo­ple play the mul­ti­play­er games with the de­fault op­tions, or just slight vari­a­tions on it. Blips: All, Po­lice: Off, Auto-aim: Al­low, Traf­fic: Medi­um. That's nice. But if you don't like to loose be­cause you know you are a los­er, you can al­ways host a game with a set of less used op­tions, like Blips: None, Auto-aim: Disal­lowed, Time of day: Night, Weather: Fog­gy, Weapons: Weak, Traf­fic: Parked. After a short while you'll be bet­ter than al­most any of the play­ers in a game with those op­tions, since oth­er play­ers don't get that much ex­pe­ri­ence with those op­tions. With very lit­tle ef­fort such a grind­ing play­er can win those games, since he will rarely en­counter an­oth­er play­er that is used to those op­tions: Be­cause not a lot of peo­ple play games with those op­tions, and those play­ers that do host their own games with those op­tions for their own grind­ing pur­pos­es. The flawed lob­by sys­tem of GTA IV makes it pos­si­ble for grinders to play 100% of their games in self-host­ed games with op­tions op­ti­mized for just their own ben­e­fit, win­ning those games with very lit­tle ef­fort and noth­ing ob­vi­ous in their stats that shows this grind­ing be­hav­ior. The lob­by sys­tem doesn't gath­er those grinders that like play­ing with cer­tain op­tions into one game with those op­tions so they can com­pete against each oth­er, it just lets them grind in sep­a­rate host­ed games and an­noy oth­er play­ers. It's like in­vent­ing you own sports and then de­clare your­self world cham­pi­on in it while nev­er com­pet­ing with any­one since you're about the only one prac­tic­ing it. That's a bit child­ish, but GTA IV play­ers are sup­posed to be 18+, which makes such be­hav­ior re­al­ly pa­thet­ic.

If I just made you re­al­ize you're a grinder with­out any skills and the il­lu­sion of hav­ing skills was the only thing that made your life look worth­while, please fill out a donor form be­fore quit­ting.


Book­mark this on De­li­cious

Add to Stum­bleUpon

Add to Mixx!



application away browser buy cool data days different flash game gta html ibook internet linux movie open play playstation possible run screen server side site stuff system train web windows work

Blog Posts (418)

Image Gal­leries

ipen­bug Last.fm pro­file

ipen­bug last.fm pro­file

Fol­low me on Twit­ter

Roland van Ipen­burg on face­book
Lin­ux Regis­tered User #488795
rolipe BOINC com­bined stats


Add to Google

Valid XHTML + RFDa Valid CSS! Hy­phen­at­ed XSL Pow­ered Valid RSS This site was cre­at­ed with Vim Pow­ered by Bri­co­lage! Pow­ered by Post­greSQL! Pow­ered by Apache! Pow­ered by mod­_perl! Pow­ered by Ma­son! Pow­ered by Perl Made on a Mac Pow­ered By Mac OS X XS4ALL This site has been proofed for ac­cu­ra­cy on the VISTAWEB-3000 Creative Com­mons Li­cense
This work by Roland van Ipen­burg is li­censed un­der a Creative Com­mons At­tri­bu­tion-Non­com­mer­cial-Share Alike 3.0 Un­port­ed Li­cense.
Per­mis­sions be­yond the scope of this li­cense may be avail­able at mail­to:ipen­burg@xs4all.nl.