Thursday, August 27, 2009

What's with the strange quest text?

Question here from Silverheart:
Question=Hi friendly can you explain some thing
to me? I was hanging out it the
Jade Palace on my level 26 storm
wizard who still has not finished
Kroc. All of a sudden I was spun
around to face the big cow statue and
it started to talk to me it said I had
passed the "test of spirit" what is
that and how did I pass it?

Ok, so this is kind of like a bug and kind of not. The quest text you note is from The Great Mooddha quest. The same thing has happened to me a couple of times . . . and not just here.

It's like if someone's quest cues an "area event" nearby, then everybody in the vacinity will receive the quest text from that one person's quest.

What seems buggy about this is the quest text is worded in such a way that it sounds like your character is the one The Great Mooddha is talking to, when really it's someone else.

"Area events" can add to the feeling that you're not just playing the game by yourself, but if they're going to do that, I think the programmers should have approached it differently . . . the wording of the quest text should be different and the name of the person doing the quest should be announced.

At least that's how *I* feel about it.

Happy Dueling!


Silverheart said...

oh well it made me feel happy so I went to fight some pigs and now that is my favorite pass time :P

smvb said...

It is rather annoying when you are crossing a street in DS (where this happens a lot), and suddenly can't move because of someone else's quest text, with enemies bearing down.... Or when it interrupts a battle. That's annoying as well. I always thought it was a bug.

Alric SunBringer said...

it seems it happens a lot (not anymore i suppose) when people have found a stone rose. i dont see it happen anymore, because i have finish dragonspyre but things like that have happened :o