Monday, August 17, 2009

Morning in Vana'diel: Quests to care about.

Morning in Vana'diel is your daily dose of FFXI and all things Vana'diel. Give us your thoughts on the interesting topics of the day! Love them or hate them, there are still some quests still worth looking at in FFXI.

Some people love doing every single quest in FFXI, however menial or boring it can be, and sure there are some quests that are tedious, run here, talk to 1 person, run half way around the world via X point to talk to another person before running back again. Etc etc.

However, there are a few nuggets of gold hidden in the general monotony of most quests, at least FFXi rises above WoW in terms of tedium and sheer repetativeness when it comes to what you need to do for each task. There are the quests that everyone does sheerly for the money/reward/effort over cheapness. Such as Sleepga II, Warp and Utsusemi-Ni to mention a few.

After all a bit of running around for a free scroll is considerably better than forking out a large sum of your hard earned gil for the item (unless of course you are one of those who went down the "pfft never leveling THAT job" route, did the quest, sold it, and 6months later are "leveling THAT job" you said you never would, you KNOW what I am talking about.)

Hidden amongst the dross there ARE some quests that maybe don't have a great reward, but the storyline is GREAT. The Serpent General quests fit into this category, its obvious someone actually cared about these stories when they were being created, as the interest reflects in the quality of the quest itself. Another hidden gem is a seldom done San d'Orian quest which grants the title Obsidian Storm. Not everything questy is tedium incarnate, some will and do capture your imagination and sweep you up in the grand storyline behind it.


izzy said...

yeah, like which quests? Q_Q

Omoikitte said...

I did actually SAY the Serpent General quests, and the one in San d'Oria, or are you just being sarcastic about your 0 quests you've done?

YANYOK said...

What are quests?

Izzy said...

is it that obvious...

Anonymous said...

I love the Babban Ny Mheillea quest that starts in Windurst Waters:

A fun little story, and for a reward Lycopodium and Tiny Lycopodium will cast Regen on you when they follow you around (and you have the "Babban's Traveling Companion" title active).