Glossary Entry: Farm

Quick Definition

In a game, farming means to do an action repeatedly in order to acquire a large amount of something that you gain from said action. For example, a character who is a blacksmith might forge several hundred of an easily made item simply to gather a lot of forging experience, and thus become a skilled blacksmith in a short amount of time.

Players may also opt to "farm" a type of enemy. In this context, this means they will be hunting down and killing a large number of that enemy type, either because they want the experience* they earn for the kill or because they want the loot* the enemy leaves behind.

Although farming is basically the same thing as grinding*, it's usually done for fun or profit, while grinding* is more of a requirement (and thus frequently an annoyance).

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