He said he needed to grind his a$$ off, which to be fair, is an over-statement. And for a tormented weapon no less.
After all this time, most of us have finished Factions both sides with multiple characters in normal and hard mode too, vanquishing included. But him, he can't stand the amount of grind required to *unlock* the area.
Sorudo has a history of exaggerating grind. That's why it's starting to sound like whining.