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(The Gamer)   Longest quest missions in gaming. Subby doesn't see Thief 2's Life of the Party. Any other long, memorable quests in gaming, aside from World of Warcraft ones that had .01 percent quest item drop rates?   (thegamer.com) divider line
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2022-05-23 6:24:02 AM  
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2022-05-23 6:48:08 AM  
The Great Crystal in Final Fantasy XII

If you stick to the main quest, it's not terrible, but who does that in FF games?

Typically you're going after the best shield in the game, or the Ultima esper, or rare game, or the Omega Mark XII fight, and you're in for an hours-long slog through an unmapped maze with timed keys and respawning high level enemies through sections with names like Kabonii Jilaam Pratii'vaa, Kabonii Jilaam Avaa and Dhebon Jilaam Avaapratii.
 
2022-05-23 6:48:24 AM  
Im sure other nerds have sped run it, but in my 2 playthroughs of Dyson sphere program, 68 hours to "beat" the game quests.

/so much duterium rods and graphene
 
2022-05-23 6:48:47 AM  
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2022-05-23 6:58:16 AM  

AppleOptionEsc: Im sure other nerds have sped run it, but in my 2 playthroughs of Dyson sphere program, 68 hours to "beat" the game quests.

/so much duterium rods and graphene


Its about single quest length, not story completion length.

Reading helps in life more than you could believe
 
2022-05-23 7:15:13 AM  

lifeslammer: AppleOptionEsc: Im sure other nerds have sped run it, but in my 2 playthroughs of Dyson sphere program, 68 hours to "beat" the game quests.

/so much duterium rods and graphene

Its about single quest length, not story completion length.

Reading helps in life more than you could believe


Grinding out 12000 or 8000 (depending on the patch.  It's a beta) of the 5 colors to make white and 5000 antimatter took me 68 hours. It takes me 250 hours to complete everything. Sorry my words aren't up to par. That s on quests was an honest typo. The last quest is called Mission completed. Or was. They update stuff monthly.

I usually leave the game in run to grind out the last 12000 white cubes. Since getting ti purple. I "sped run" under 48 hours.
 
2022-05-23 7:20:19 AM  
Any Morrowind quest. Game was great, but I was young and struggled with our something telling me what to do. I'm betting most quests in that game were 30 seconds long, but everyone of them took me forever because I was young and couldn't figure out how to pay attention to detail.

/I miss it now. Every game is a "go to marker, do thing, kill things, repeat" now.
//I explored the shiat out of Morrowind because I didn't really understand a lot of things at first.
/// Overcooked levitate for the fastest cross island flight for the win.
 
2022-05-23 7:26:56 AM  
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2022-05-23 7:39:13 AM  
Fighting ant lions with a dune buggy while balancing a gnome wasn't easy, but there were worse challenges out there.

In EQ the Shaman class could get a fabulous polar bear hat as part of their class armor quests. In order to finish the quest for the hat you had to kill the monster horror polar bear in a cave found at the end of a frozen river. In this cave were a small number of mobs including one which was the placeholder for the quest mob. The placeholder/quest mob was an 8 hour spawn, while the other mobs were on a faster cycle.

Given the competition for this spawn, one per server for the entire class, it was never a matter of just swimming in and finding the bear waiting for you. In order to manage the spawn I camped my shaman in the cave before weekly downtime for maintenance. As soon as the server came up I logged in, killed the placeholder and logged back out. I continued to do this every 8 hours for the next week. It came down to the final chance for it to spawn before the servers went down for maintenance before that dang bear showed up.

Definitely was going a bit nuts towards the end, but hey, nice hat!
 
2022-05-23 8:11:58 AM  
There's that one quest in Majora's mask where you have to get a couple together to get the lovers mask. Figuring that out and going to ask the right places at the right time takes forever....
 
2022-05-23 8:26:10 AM  
The first real quest in The Legend Of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is "Defeat Ganon"

I actually laughed out loud when that popped up. "Well, ok. Glad I got all that training and equipment already."

I know you can do it in 30ish minutes if you know what you're doing but certainly not on your first try. Took me 75 hours to complete the first Devine Beast. (mostly due to the "ooh shiny" factor of that game)
 
2022-05-23 8:28:48 AM  
A lot of the old Ultima games had quests within quests, like nested functions. So solving a quest also entailed a meandering detour through a dozen subquests miniquests that took forever to solve but oh so addictive and rewarding. Nobody in those games ever does anything for you. Every quest item and plot point is transactional.

Like you need NPC1 to give you a clue, but he won't tell you unless you do questX for him, and you can't do questX unless you get itemA from NPC2, and he'll only give it to you if you fetch him itemB from dungeonC, which is locked, so you need to get the key from NPC3, and of course he wants you to do him a favor first, so you have to do questY to get thing to give to NPC3 in exchange for the key that opens dungeonC that you spend a few hours exploring to find itemB to give to NPC2 in exchange for itemA so you can finally solve questX, and then return to NPC1 to get the clue.

This is just a simplified example. The layers of quest regression are dozens deep. One quest in Ultima 7 takes up a third of the game (quite possibly 30 hours or more if you don't know where to go, what to do, or who to talk to) because it contains so many detours and subquests. And this is the days before auto-mapping and quest journals and exclamation marks above NPCs, so you had to take notes. On paper. By hand.

I miss games like that.
 
2022-05-23 8:40:46 AM  

Ishkur: I miss games like that.


I used to.  Then I tried some recently.  Turns out that shiat is a farking raging pain in the ass

/we didn't know any better
//doesn't mean everything has to be marker A mob B
///but "no hand holding!" generally just equates to, "Fark every QOL invention since the dawn of time biatch"
 
2022-05-23 8:42:16 AM  

Garza and the Supermutants: The Great Crystal in Final Fantasy XII

If you stick to the main quest, it's not terrible, but who does that in FF games?

Typically you're going after the best shield in the game, or the Ultima esper, or rare game, or the Omega Mark XII fight, and you're in for an hours-long slog through an unmapped maze with timed keys and respawning high level enemies through sections with names like Kabonii Jilaam Pratii'vaa, Kabonii Jilaam Avaa and Dhebon Jilaam Avaapratii.


That's also the game with a 12 hour boss fight iirc
 
2022-05-23 9:17:10 AM  
The Dark Lord ending for Dark Souls 3.  It's pretty much the entire length of the game with conditions that are obscure even by From standards.
 
2022-05-23 9:57:16 AM  

Snapper Carr: [external-preview.redd.it image 850x478]


SO


MUCH

HATE
 
2022-05-23 10:16:00 AM  
Ac Origins is on there. Meanwhile every mission in Odyssey is "walk 100 meters and slay 5 random mooks. Rinse and repeat forever while accumulating trash weapons to upgrade while all the mooks level scale with you."
 
2022-05-23 10:19:23 AM  
Pretty much every class epic weapon quest line in EQ.
 
2022-05-23 10:34:13 AM  
Anju and Kafei
 
2022-05-23 11:19:01 AM  
The quest to get a force sensitive character on SW Galaxies.  Hours and hours of dancing or playing music was soooo stupid. ;)  That game could have been an all-time MMO, but they just couldn't get Jedi right.  The crafting system was the best I've ever even heard of, and had some cool classes.  But when you do a SW game, you'd better figure out how to make Jedi work, or you're gonna have a bad time...
 
2022-05-23 11:24:09 AM  
Farking Fallout 1/2 had so many of these, and so many ways you could complete them, and so many ways they could break I feel like I could pick a dozen quests that would qualify-- But then so many had crazy shortcuts either built in or exploited that you could start the game, run West, and get a suit of power armor in like the first 15 minutes. I'll go with Gecko and the Highwayman just because we all wanted a ride, so we all had to navigate the convoluted and breakable objectives to get it:

The Story of Fallout 2 Part 7: Gecko & The Highwayman
Youtube ot52khlmIRc
 
2022-05-23 11:29:23 AM  

Tarl3k: The quest to get a force sensitive character on SW Galaxies.  Hours and hours of dancing or playing music was soooo stupid. ;)  That game could have been an all-time MMO, but they just couldn't get Jedi right.  The crafting system was the best I've ever even heard of, and had some cool classes.  But when you do a SW game, you'd better figure out how to make Jedi work, or you're gonna have a bad time...


Holy fark, as soon as I posted I saw your new entry and I REMEMBERED.  I farking did that quest line. ALL OF THEM. I unlocked ever farking character after using the stupid holochron and the stupid class didn't unlock.  AND THEN 24 HOURS LATER THEY DISABLED THAT QUEST CHAIN!!!  Holy farking shiat that was horrible.  I was, I dunno, 29? 31?  Whatever I still almost put my fist through the monitor.  I did entirely quit that game, stop gaming for a year, and just generally ragequit computer life after that experience.  I feel now like I wished it had happened to me when I was 15, so that I never spent another day in front of a computer screen, oh the life experiences I could have had...
 
2022-05-23 11:34:13 AM  
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2022-05-23 11:54:10 AM  

Chemlight Battery: Anju and Kafei


Yes that's them
 
2022-05-23 12:00:35 PM  

BeotchPudding: [Fark user image image 405x283]


I have replayed FFIX more than once just because I love that mini-game so much.
 
2022-05-23 12:25:52 PM  

Garza and the Supermutants: The Great Crystal in Final Fantasy XII

If you stick to the main quest, it's not terrible, but who does that in FF games?

Typically you're going after the best shield in the game, or the Ultima esper, or rare game, or the Omega Mark XII fight, and you're in for an hours-long slog through an unmapped maze with timed keys and respawning high level enemies through sections with names like Kabonii Jilaam Pratii'vaa, Kabonii Jilaam Avaa and Dhebon Jilaam Avaapratii.


Spawning and defeating the Larva Eater in the Great Crystal was what *immediately* came to mind for me as well. Oh, and killing Yiazmat was a slog, too.
 
2022-05-23 1:15:34 PM  

Fano: Garza and the Supermutants: The Great Crystal in Final Fantasy XII

If you stick to the main quest, it's not terrible, but who does that in FF games?

Typically you're going after the best shield in the game, or the Ultima esper, or rare game, or the Omega Mark XII fight, and you're in for an hours-long slog through an unmapped maze with timed keys and respawning high level enemies through sections with names like Kabonii Jilaam Pratii'vaa, Kabonii Jilaam Avaa and Dhebon Jilaam Avaapratii.

That's also the game with a 12 hour boss fight iirc


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I also had a screenshot of snagging a Seitengrat, but I seem to have deleted that one.
 
2022-05-23 1:17:46 PM  
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Never mind, I found it.
 
2022-05-23 1:22:40 PM  

Bluenosed Baker: Snapper Carr: [external-preview.redd.it image 850x478]

SO


MUCH

HATE


And one of them was in a one time only area.
 
2022-05-23 1:59:40 PM  

razyjean: BeotchPudding: [Fark user image image 405x283]

I have replayed FFIX more than once just because I love that mini-game so much.


I'm still waiting for the first random fight to load. Game deserves a proper remaster that actually speeds it up, not just a band-aid fast forward button.

/Its still my favorite mainline PSX FF
 
2022-05-23 2:18:24 PM  
I know MMOs don't really count since they're meant to be long grinds but....

FFXI Dynamis Relic weapons... Literally took years and the combined efforts of dozens of people working towards a single goal.
 
2022-05-23 2:50:55 PM  

magneticmushroom: Fano: Garza and the Supermutants: The Great Crystal in Final Fantasy XII

If you stick to the main quest, it's not terrible, but who does that in FF games?

Typically you're going after the best shield in the game, or the Ultima esper, or rare game, or the Omega Mark XII fight, and you're in for an hours-long slog through an unmapped maze with timed keys and respawning high level enemies through sections with names like Kabonii Jilaam Pratii'vaa, Kabonii Jilaam Avaa and Dhebon Jilaam Avaapratii.

That's also the game with a 12 hour boss fight iirc

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I also had a screenshot of snagging a Seitengrat, but I seem to have deleted that one.


I used the hint guide to know which couple boxes I didn't need to open, and sprinted through the dungeon to get it at the earliest opportunity. It basically turns the game into "turn all gambits into keeping Balthier alive as he slaughters the game single-handedly "
 
2022-05-23 3:42:41 PM  

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I did grab all those once. Can't remember if I did it fairly or used cheat commands. Character was in the Thieves and Dark Brotherhood guilds, so easy to get most of them.

/subby, took me a week to do Life of the Party -- eight to 10 hours maybe?
 
2022-05-23 6:37:01 PM  
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2022-05-23 6:44:04 PM  
Final Fantasy 7 Breed a Gold Chocobo
 
2022-05-23 9:14:14 PM  
The one I really enjoyed was the card game masters in FFVIII. You could collect literally every card there is, and beat everyone you can play against.
 
2022-05-23 10:22:01 PM  

Fano: magneticmushroom: Fano: Garza and the Supermutants: The Great Crystal in Final Fantasy XII

If you stick to the main quest, it's not terrible, but who does that in FF games?

Typically you're going after the best shield in the game, or the Ultima esper, or rare game, or the Omega Mark XII fight, and you're in for an hours-long slog through an unmapped maze with timed keys and respawning high level enemies through sections with names like Kabonii Jilaam Pratii'vaa, Kabonii Jilaam Avaa and Dhebon Jilaam Avaapratii.

That's also the game with a 12 hour boss fight iirc

[Fark user image image 425x239]
I also had a screenshot of snagging a Seitengrat, but I seem to have deleted that one.

I used the hint guide to know which couple boxes I didn't need to open, and sprinted through the dungeon to get it at the earliest opportunity. It basically turns the game into "turn all gambits into keeping Balthier alive as he slaughters the game single-handedly "


The Seitengrat is way worse. Its a super-fast, extended-range, invisible bow that doesnt require a license, so anyone can use it. The Zodiac Spear has an atk of 140, whereas the Seitengrat is 228.

I had Vaan solo Yiazmat just out of range of any of his attacks in just under 90 minutes.
 
2022-05-23 10:24:39 PM  
The original nightmare was the Spear of Fate in EverQuest.

One block was a bear on an 8 hour spawn timer, public kill, stupid low chance of spawning. Took at least two weeks. By a good margin that was the worst quest ever.

Yes, that includes the original SWG Jedi grind.
 
2022-05-23 10:48:20 PM  

debug: Pretty much every class epic weapon quest line in EQ.


This.

Long and drawn out doesn't begin to cover it and I managed to finish the mage epic quest without belonging to a large guild to help me. I only started it because I already had the cloak of levitation when the quests were added(rare drop off a very rare mob). I'd acquired it a year earlier by chance. I managed to acquire everything else through luck and perseverance.

I had to learn blacksmithing for one part which in that game was expensive and tedious. One part I was able to acquire after they made changes to the Plane of Hate such that parts of the zone could be soloed and the drop I was after was a zone wide chance to drop off any mob.

Another part, I'd been hanging around a certain zone until a guild came along to tackle the raid. As luck would have it, they didn't need the part I was after so they let me tag along and loot it when it dropped. Another one I spent weeks camping a rare under water spawn until he finally dropped what I needed. Stubborn cuss didn't want to drop it so it took awhile.

One of the bits I needed was a drop from the Plane of Air. Fortunately it was tradeable....which made it a valuable commodity. I became a merchant and spent a month buying and selling wares in the Bazaar to raise money for the purchase. My wheeling and dealing would have made a Ferengi proud but at the end I'd amassed enough wealth to buy what I needed. The very last bit I gathered up some friends to kill Captain Rotgrime, an undead Iksar(reptilian) based out of an evil outpost in the first expansion continent. The town was actually where evil player races landed on the continent.

Of course by the time I finished the quest I'd out leveled the reward, rendering it nothing more than a trophy.
 
2022-05-23 11:22:43 PM  

Tarl3k: The quest to get a force sensitive character on SW Galaxies.  Hours and hours of dancing or playing music was soooo stupid. ;)  That game could have been an all-time MMO, but they just couldn't get Jedi right.  The crafting system was the best I've ever even heard of, and had some cool classes.  But when you do a SW game, you'd better figure out how to make Jedi work, or you're gonna have a bad time...


I left when people started selling Holocrons on ebay.  Ruined the magic of the game.
 
2022-05-24 1:03:36 AM  

MechaPyx: debug: Pretty much every class epic weapon quest line in EQ.

This.

Long and drawn out doesn't begin to cover it and I managed to finish the mage epic quest without belonging to a large guild to help me. I only started it because I already had the cloak of levitation when the quests were added(rare drop off a very rare mob). I'd acquired it a year earlier by chance. I managed to acquire everything else through luck and perseverance.

I had to learn blacksmithing for one part which in that game was expensive and tedious. One part I was able to acquire after they made changes to the Plane of Hate such that parts of the zone could be soloed and the drop I was after was a zone wide chance to drop off any mob.

Another part, I'd been hanging around a certain zone until a guild came along to tackle the raid. As luck would have it, they didn't need the part I was after so they let me tag along and loot it when it dropped. Another one I spent weeks camping a rare under water spawn until he finally dropped what I needed. Stubborn cuss didn't want to drop it so it took awhile.

One of the bits I needed was a drop from the Plane of Air. Fortunately it was tradeable....which made it a valuable commodity. I became a merchant and spent a month buying and selling wares in the Bazaar to raise money for the purchase. My wheeling and dealing would have made a Ferengi proud but at the end I'd amassed enough wealth to buy what I needed. The very last bit I gathered up some friends to kill Captain Rotgrime, an undead Iksar(reptilian) based out of an evil outpost in the first expansion continent. The town was actually where evil player races landed on the continent.

Of course by the time I finished the quest I'd out leveled the reward, rendering it nothing more than a trophy.


Heh... farking Kedge Keep and MF Undertow.  Now I'm gonna have nightmares you bastard
 
2022-05-24 7:12:16 AM  
Any Dishonored mission, although the one where you kill Daud just keeps. Going.

If you're on a clean run each level can be 2-3 hours.
 
2022-05-24 9:11:13 AM  

Fourstring: Any Dishonored mission, although the one where you kill Daud just keeps. Going.

If you're on a clean run each level can be 2-3 hours.


Even longer when you hit the guy training the other thieves.  I almost fell out of my chair when I realized what that was.  Corvo musta been having weird past life flashbacks about this Garret dude...
 
2022-05-24 9:14:18 AM  
Some of y'all never had to get attuned for the Wildstar raids.
 
2022-05-24 10:04:17 AM  
The Tarecgosa staff legendary questline in WoW: Cata was the best part of that expansion (though Firelands was a standout all-time raid)
 
2022-05-24 10:09:23 AM  

deadsanta: Farking Fallout 1/2 had so many of these, and so many ways you could complete them, and so many ways they could break I feel like I could pick a dozen quests that would qualify-- But then so many had crazy shortcuts either built in or exploited that you could start the game, run West, and get a suit of power armor in like the first 15 minutes. I'll go with Gecko and the Highwayman just because we all wanted a ride, so we all had to navigate the convoluted and breakable objectives to get it:

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Speaking of Fallout, there is a long quest chain in 3 where you meet Harold the Tree, "Oasis". It's got multiple steps and endings.
 
2022-05-24 10:11:23 AM  
Does the chain for defeating Astos in FF1 count? I seem to remember a deep loop to get the crown etc
 
2022-05-24 10:12:11 AM  

MechaPyx: debug: Pretty much every class epic weapon quest line in EQ.

This.

Long and drawn out doesn't begin to cover it and I managed to finish the mage epic quest without belonging to a large guild to help me. I only started it because I already had the cloak of levitation when the quests were added(rare drop off a very rare mob). I'd acquired it a year earlier by chance. I managed to acquire everything else through luck and perseverance.

I had to learn blacksmithing for one part which in that game was expensive and tedious. One part I was able to acquire after they made changes to the Plane of Hate such that parts of the zone could be soloed and the drop I was after was a zone wide chance to drop off any mob.

Another part, I'd been hanging around a certain zone until a guild came along to tackle the raid. As luck would have it, they didn't need the part I was after so they let me tag along and loot it when it dropped. Another one I spent weeks camping a rare under water spawn until he finally dropped what I needed. Stubborn cuss didn't want to drop it so it took awhile.

One of the bits I needed was a drop from the Plane of Air. Fortunately it was tradeable....which made it a valuable commodity. I became a merchant and spent a month buying and selling wares in the Bazaar to raise money for the purchase. My wheeling and dealing would have made a Ferengi proud but at the end I'd amassed enough wealth to buy what I needed. The very last bit I gathered up some friends to kill Captain Rotgrime, an undead Iksar(reptilian) based out of an evil outpost in the first expansion continent. The town was actually where evil player races landed on the continent.

Of course by the time I finished the quest I'd out leveled the reward, rendering it nothing more than a trophy.


I completed the rogue one for Ragebringer, but I'm told that was the easiest one to complete.  I was nearly done with the cleric one and had the pearl for ragefire but never caught his spawn.  I hear they changed it so you could summon ragefire, but I was already mostly gone from the game by then.
 
2022-05-24 5:57:04 PM  

JerkfaceMcGee: I know MMOs don't really count since they're meant to be long grinds but....

FFXI Dynamis Relic weapons... Literally took years and the combined efforts of dozens of people working towards a single goal.


Original Everquest had this in spades as well. Literally years.
 
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