Farming in video games needs put to pasture

destiny farmingRPG elements are becoming more prominent in gaming than ever before. Whether you play a PVP shooter, an action-adventure game, or even a mobile game, progressing and leveling up are almost assumed features. This is a welcome change as it makes any type of game have a sense of movement and progression. But often these mechanics become problematic as progression is linked to slow or tedious missions or objectives. And beyond things that slow down advancement, some players seek unique and rare items or materials often for hours at a time, otherwise known as “farming”. Farming, as I see it, should be more infrequent than it has become in games like Destiny and Borderlands. While in Destiny farming is by design for leveling up your guns and gear, in Borderlands it’s somewhat necessary if you want some of the best loot in the game. So why am I so anti-farming? Continue reading