The MOD Plays! #3: Quests

4 05 2007

by Horonaim

I will be sharing some very basic information on quests. How to find out which NPCs have available quests, which NPCs to talk to to finish or continue a quest, as well as some general tips on how to go about making sure you don’t backtrack on your quests.

Some of what I will be writing here will already be familiar to you. For others, however, this might be new. So without further ado, here we go.

  • NPC colors on the mini-map. Normal NPCs on the mini-map appear as gold dots. Those with available quests appear as orange dots. Those you have to talk to to finish or continue a quest will appear as purple dots. You can hover the cursor over a dot in the mini-map to see the name of the NPC, quite useful since some quests can be repeated and it will be easy to determine if the NPC on the mini-map is one of those repeatable quests.
  • Icons atop NPCs. Icons floating atop the heads of the NPCs with quests come in 2 shapes and in 3 colors: banner or shield and gold, silver, or orange.
    • Shields atop NPCs correspond to orange dots on the mini-map.
      • Image Hosted by ImageShack.us Gold shields means it’s available to you.
      • Image Hosted by ImageShack.us Silver shields means that they are quests that require a prerequisite that you have not met; either enlightenment, level, or military rank.
      • Image Hosted by ImageShack.us Orange shields are NPCs that you talk to to begin cultivation/enlightenment quests.
    • Banners appear as either gold like normal NPCs or purple in the mini-map depending on what color of the banner.
      • Image Hosted by ImageShack.us Silver banners appear as gold dots on the mini-map. These are NPCs with whom you have unfinished quests.
      • Image Hosted by ImageShack.us Gold banners appear as purple dots on the mini-map. They’re the NPCs you talk to to finish or continue quests.
      • Image Hosted by ImageShack.us Orange banners appear as purple dots on the mini-map and are the NPCs you talk to to finish or continue cultivation/enlightenment quests.

The images of the orange shield and orange banner here are images altered using Photoshop. I didn’t have time to get actual orange colored icons.

There are some quests given by different NPCs that instruct you to hunt the same monster or talk to the same NPC. How do you make sure that you get them together so that you don’t waste time going back and forth hunting the same monster or talking to the same NPC? That’s the tricky part.

Unless you’ve already played the game or have a list of quests handy then chances are you will repeat some monster quests. My suggestion to those who are new to the game or do not have an intensive quest list is to go around the town or city and talk to all the NPCs with available quests. The easiest to plan around are the city guard quests since the names of the monsters that you need to hunt for that area is listed down and all you need to do is match up any quests that you have to that list. Some quests appear at an NPC only after you have finished a previous quest with that NPC so if you’re new at this, some guesswork may be in order.

One very important note: You can only have 20 active quests at a time. Twenty quests may seem a lot, but once you hit level 20 it will seem such a limited number. To put it into perspective, the game has several thousand quests that your character, no matter what the race or class, can participate in.

Streamlining your quests is a learning experience. Even when properly streamlined, quests might take longer than expected especially if the quest requires finding quest items. So no matter how well-planned your quest progression is, luck sometimes plays a hand. Also, no matter how streamlined your quest progression is, expect that you will have some quests that are 2 or 3 levels lower than your own level.

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16 responses

4 05 2007
sandro

nice to know na maayos ang quest system. at madami! ^^ thanks, ma’am!

4 05 2007
VJV

What if you already have 20 quests stacked on your quest log, would the other npcs who also have quests still be available? I mean would they still give a sign that they have a quest?

4 05 2007
Riot

What happens if you skip a quest? Will you still be able to get back to it?

5 05 2007
Horonaim

@ VJV

If you have 20 quests in your quest log the NPCs with quests will still be available, but if you try to acquire the quest a notice will appear notifying you that you already have the maximum allowed.

@ Riot

Yes you can go back to it. You can even abort some quests and get them back from the NPC at a later date. I had to abort a quest that way when I found out I was supposed to kill a level 100 monster using only physical attacks. Too high for my level even if I were using a level 70 boosted character, which I was not.

6 05 2007
jun_labs

wla pa rin bah ang client?? baka sa MAY last week na yan! ang tagal naman!! hindi pa kame maka laro kase wala kami cbt account!! malas naman !!

6 05 2007
Anonymous^___^

Actually, they’re Bronze, not orange…^_^

6 05 2007
Heat

@mam horo
i think i’ve read about that quest somewhere
ist it the lvl100 deer???
if it is the deer i think the deer wont fight back but i has immunity to elemental dmg so u nid tro kill it by physical attacks

7 05 2007
VJV

oh. ok thanks!

7 05 2007
Horonaim

@ Anonymous

That would make sense considering that the other shields are gold and silver.

@ Heat

Really? I’ll try it out tonight. The problem lies not with the dear itself actually, it’s with all the assist-type monsters surrounding it.

9 05 2007
XavierValentine

i can’t wait to try it.. ^_^
our shop (extreme comp-Laoag City) happens to be one of the few chosen net cafes kung san ita’TRY PW..
at least that was the last info na sinabi sa’min..^_^
sana nga matuloy..hehehe!!
i’ve seen the video, may mga wings and players will actually FLY!! COOL!!!

9 05 2007
excited

when is pw sg version coming out??

10 05 2007
Horonaim

when is pw sg version coming out??

Perfect World – Malaysia-Singapore is what you are looking for.

10 05 2007
excited

english?

11 05 2007
Horonaim

english?

You will be better off asking at their forums: http://forum.world2.com.my/

None of us here are in a position to speak on anything about non-Philippine versions of Perfect World.

12 05 2007
Emz

weee!!! I cant wait!!! Its so exciting!

19 05 2007
natashakek

cool! it’s similar to WoW! argh 20 quest limit.. same as wow i have to abandon some quests to get the easier/more impt/etc one.

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