The other day I had a need to play an Diablo-style ARPG lootgrinder where I could play a class with meaningful wolf/dog companions.
I don’t know why I had this need, but I’ve found that if you’re in a place where you know you want something, it’s best to just accept it and steer into it.
So I went on my own personal quest to see what’s new in the world of lootgrinders. I spent some time in Path of Exile and it led me to discover Last Epoch.
I’ve also started experimenting with new tags on the forum. We now have: #lootgrinder, #arpg, and #lootshooter. The idea is to use these tags only on the “Official
Threads Topics” for games so it’s easy to get a list of discussions of specific types of games. I’ll be looking at a tag like #space for games like Elite: Dangerous and No Man’s Sky. We also already have a tag for #racing.
Anyway, that’s a tangent…
My question is: Do you know of any new-ish lootgrinder games that are maybe worth attention? Or even an old ARPG or MMORPG that might be worth a re-look?
After spending a few hours each with Path of Exile and Last Epoch, each of them has issues with the early game loot cycle. Beyond a certain point, the loot you pick up doesn’t matter except to be ground into crafting materials or currency.
It’s a similar thing with my first few hours with Torchlight 3. Eventually you’re just feeding your loot to a tree, or grinding it down into crafting materials.
Diablo 3 has a pretty good mid-game loot cycle, but it’s so short-lived because you transition quickly to just grinding for legendaries and sets and turning your magical and rare loot into dust.
I’m curious to find out what y’all think of the current state of #lootgrinder games. Is there perhaps a gem out there that I’ve been missing?