You completely didn't read my post. RO's always been about grinding yes, but it was about taking on challenging monsters, and party play. I 99/70ed in places like NI, DG, and Bio pre-renewal, where you needed parties that knew what they were doing, where there was constant danger, and where the exp reward matched the danger. Yes, it was grinding, but there was actual challenge to it, with significantly increased rewards for taking on especially difficult challenges.
Renewal is about 1 shotting monsters way beneath you by yourself, because that's the only way to get good exp.
I'm not complaining that the game is a grind, I'm complaining that the focus of that grind changed from taking on challenges and playing together with people (the second M in MMORPG), to soloing things that aren't a threat, replacing fun battles with the chore of endlessly killing monsters that will never really hurt you, using methods that require no skill, while playing completely alone at all times. The game was NOT like that pre-Renewal.
Edited by Mwrip, 01 November 2010 - 10:51 PM.