In role playing games, particularly those of the Japanese variety, the practice
of gaining levels excessively in order to be able to defeat a boss
character. The term is most appropriately used when the boss
being levelled for can be normally defeated without too much challenge. In the case
up, the player
in question lacks skill, or is a newbie.
up should not be confused with bad game design
that requires the player
to level excessively as a matter of course. See Disgaea.