Grinding is the act of doing a task repetitively, mainly to reach a higher level in the context of in-game grinding. Grinding usually forgoes the advantages of alternate ways of progress; for example, a player that grinds for levels will usually stay in one kind of dungeon to defeat monsters repetitively, while a player that grinds for secondary skill experience will craft items that may be considered useless or inefficient in favor of getting straight to high-level item production.
The advantages of grinding mostly come from a simple lack of interest in going back and forth in doing quests, or the higher-than-average yield of items and gold from clearing dungeons in record times. Take note, however, that players usually need decent equipment for efficient grinding, which in itself needs some money.
- A smooth grinding run needs average equipment, and a stock of Telesia's Elixirs for Level 70 and above characters. A +6 rare set is sufficient, but epic Rental Equipment from Dishonest Merchant Pero are better, provided that you have a large stock of Goddess' Teardrops.
- Some dungeons are better than the others in grinding. These dungeons are usually composed on only one map, and can save time spent on loading each map.
- Decide if you want a higher item yield or a faster EXP rate. Speed runs with a party can give lower EXP, but has much higher drop rates, which may be counterbalanced by more players wanting to loot drops.
- Getting a Returned Hero to accompany your party can help in gaining EXP.
- For more efficient grinding, Cash Items like minions (that will automatically pick up items) and EXP Scrolls can be purchased.
- Due to FTG, there is a drop of EXP and drop rates when one's FTG is completely exhausted. Parties can remedy this due to lesser FTG consumption per run.