edit: short version is, i play for fun but today i found out games aren’t supposed to be fun and i’ve been riding in the wrong lane for the last 40 years and chances are most people too.
im sorry to go all boomer on this, but “back in my day”, games didn’t had endgame or postgame, the objective of games were to have fun. i’v played thousands of games with that mindset, including every blizzard game.
but, today i found this statements on a forum: “optimized builds aren’t supposed to be fun, they are supposed to work” + “having fun a and having an optimal build aren’t the same thing at all” + “lol you don’t grind for fun, you grind for something you want” + “games aren’t supposed to be all fun, you always have to work your 455 out to get elite items and that’s a fact” and my favourite “grinding for hundreds of hours to get an item is not fun, it’s an investement, and if you don’t have that mindset from the start, you should be playing something else”
maybe i’m too dense, but i don’t get that mindset as a prequisite to buy D2R, but it seems that, if you think otherwise, you are either a filthy casual or a filthy tourist without any right to express an opinion. much like 90% of this forums.
now i get it, and despite all the hate for the stance i play games for fun, after literally working my 455 out, i don’t want to have a second job.
i don’t know how much you “elite” guys get payed for high end gear, but isn’t it easier to just get a fifth job instead? grinding 8 years for a single item is worth that many hours?
but if this “work” i already brought can have additional rewards for me besides having fun, i should ask.
maybe im out of the loop, but, if games aren’t supposed to be “fun”, but a full time job, what’s the payrate? how much do you get for each high-end rune? do you get dental? how was this hidden for so many years and not among the “doctors and lawyers will hate this laboral secret they don’t want you to know” viral videos?
asking for a friend.