How's It Going?: Grinding Edition

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It’s weird what we find relaxing in these anxiety-filled months. For me, grinding in a few online games has become my therapy. Recently, I’ve been playing a lot more of The Division 2. The new season went live not that long ago and I’ve been plucking away at leveling up all my new meters. There’s something oddly relaxing and calmly about filling up a bunch of meters and boxes.

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I’m now determined to hit the max level on this season’s battle pass. Last year, I would have scoffed at that. Today, with so much chaos and suffering in the world and little I can do to control it, filling out a few meters in The Division makes me feel better. I can do that. I have control over that. That’s nice. It feels good.

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How’s it going? Anyone miss the cooler days already? How’s your job going? Are you back at work?

Kotaku Weekend Editor | Zack Zwiezen is a writer living in Kansas. He has written for GameCritics, USgamer, Kill Screen & Entertainment Fuse.

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How has the Division escaped scrutiny for so long? It is a game where you play as a member of a secret government murder squad who are charged with the extra judicial killings of unnamed people in hoodies trying to survive a pandemic. I mean, the fuck?