For anyone interested (with an iphone/touch), I play a game called Kingdoms Live. It is slightly obsessive because the game is based completely on stat grinding. You buy weapons, armor, and spells, and your character levels up, so that you get a total number of attack, and if your attack number is bigger than someone else’s, then you win when you battle. Battles are instantaneous based on stats. You buy weapons, etc. with Gold, which you earn by either attacking other people online, or by buying land. Land is expensive and it gets more expensive as you buy more of it. You also need land because it provides income which is used to support the upkeep of your armor, weapons, spells. Each sword, ax, etc, has an upkeep cost. You also need to invite others online to join your army. This is a very impersonal task, the main goal is just to get a high number, because the more people you have, the more weapons etc. you can equip and the higher your attack number. Lastly, when you’re all armed, you can go on quests, which are like battles, but have tag lines like: “Invade the Kings Castle” and there are requirements. You have to have a certain amount of people, and certain amounts of certain weapons, and you have to expend Mana to do them. Anyways, if you’re interested, here is the link to check it out: here (you need itunes and an iphone/itouch).
For the geeks out there, or anyone who plays the game is obsessively addicted to it, here is what I just did, and I think it is awesome. I spent all my time accumulating land so that I had a combined income of 100,000 pieces of gold per hour. In the meantime, I’m being mercilessly attacked by those who are spending all their money on weapons. I calculated that I could buy the most powerful equipment for 67 of my soldiers with 2.7 million pieces of gold. So I bided my time, bought land, and more land, and got attacked more and more. I also memorized names of those who attacked me while I was weak and mined me for gold. I then had 100,000 per hour income, and 2.7 million in gold this morning. I bought 67 Mithril Axes, 67 Mithril Sheilds, and 67 Teleports (the most powerful and expensive spells in the game at my level), and I began attacking them back (particularly a character called Chan Tihn). They have been devestated.
I don’t know how long my power will last, but right now, the hunting is good. Let me know if you play, and what your strategy is.