When games first came out they were about the fun factor based on pen and paper games such as dnd. But people wanted to see newer and more evolved games and features over the years. But the sad fact that the rng created by dnd and games like it back then is still present in 2012 and will always be part of mmos in some way or another. It was just a way to things a little less boring on paper. But companies kept expanding on it as a way to keep people playing longer and longer. Waiting on x drop, x spawn, x mat.
When you make a game easier to appeal to more people you also make it harder vs the rng system. With no item degridation or end result being the destruction of the item you also need to make it harder for everyone to have one. You cant just have anyone and everyone running around with one. So you got to turn on the trusty number generator to save the day. Then make level ranges so you only got 1 run at that item while you can still do the 1000 runs it takes to get one before you outlevel the dungeon. Throw some timers on it, make it a rare spawn that youll see every 10 runs, throw in a place holder, make its drop rate non existant and call it a day.
But what people fail to realize is gaming is a business created by companies. And yes mmo's do play out like virtual jobs. You dont work you dont get paid for it. They wont even fire you for skipping out on your job either cause your paying them to work. They have entry level positions, manager positions, ect. They all come with sliding pays scales as well depending on what game mechanic department you work in. The more overtime you put in you might even get a small bonus. Hooray for workaholics!
But you also cannot forget that most of these asian games are based on their culture as well. They are a sweat shop emulator in the sense that youll work all day for practically nothing isnt that fun and enjoyable? So the game more or less plays out like some warped form of a production line. X amount of time per task, X amount of cash for said task, but you wont see a couple of things.
You wont see fords crafting robots with a 90% fail rate making cars, You wont see fords robots proc crafting mustangs out of focuses. You wont see a bum collecting cans all day to go craft himself aluminum siding. You wont see your little brother being the pvp god of the getto. You wont see people out taming rare exclusive lion mounts in africa. You wont see your next door neighbor epic questing for a bugatti veyron. Lifes not a fun whimsical place and neither is gaming for that matter.
Its meant to see how much torture youll subject yourself to before you crack. Its meant to see how long youll sit there in one spot just to try your luck at the slots for that chance at the jackpot that so many others failed to get. Its about doing everything better then the next person just because you can.
So either do your job so stfu and sit back down and keep crying about it to the other complainers who will listen.