Thursday, March 22, 2007

The first guide: Quests, 4/5

As promised, here is the first of my GE guides. Because it's fairly long, I'm going to split it into five entries.

The information in this post is valid for the Closed Beta version. I will make necessary revisions come version 2.0.

Part 1
Part 2
Part 3
Part 5


4. "Bring-Me" Quest

In these quests, an NPC hands you an item, which you must take to another NPC, who may be in the same town or in another one entirely. You may or may not have to bring the item back to the original NPC, but you will have to report back to him or her to get the quest reward. Also known as the "Fed-Ex" type of quest, as your family essentially couriers items between NPCs, usually traveling between towns in the process.

Examples: the very first quest you do in the game - Najib Sharif's Box. You simply get the box from Najib, take it to Vera down the street, listen to what she says, and return to Najib.

Diego the Carpenter's Posting Advertisements quest is of this type, as well: you take two posters from him and put one up on the Notice Board in Cite de Reboldoeux, and the other on the Notice Board in the Port of Coimbra. Then you go back to him for your reward.

Bring-me quests often happen in tandem with other quest types. The best example I know: after you get Panfilo de Narvaez some Strange Water from a font in Al Quelt Moreza [item search quest], he asks you to take the bottle to Andre Janzur ["bring-me" - or, in this case, "take-to-him" - quest]. Andre drinks the Strange Water and immediately goes nuts, triggering an instanced mission in which you have to subdue the fashion designer.

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