- Jul 30, 2021
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Give players the ability to drop quests with an abort option added to the quest journal.
This ability would mean less character information the game/server would have to store and keep track of.
This ability may also help with the occasional bugged quest, reducing the need for some support tickets. If a player submits a ticket, part of the troubleshooting process might be, "Did you cancel the quest and try to restart it?"
If, for instance, a creature, mob or wave of mobs, etc. does not spawn as intended, or the quest does not properly advance once the objective is completed, the player can abort the quest and one of two things happens.
Staff could also incorporate both of these options, giving the player a choice of restarting completely or to go to the last successful objective completed.
- The quest completely resets, and the player must return to the starting NPC or Clickable Object to restart the quest. If the quest completely restarts, any rewards and XP received to that point would be forfeited. This forfeiture would ensure players cannot exploit the quest line for XP, or to get drops to turn around and sell on the bazaar or to farm credits. There may also be a need to add a warning box informing the player of what items are about to be forfeited.
- When the player cancels and retakes the quest, it takes them back to the last successful turn in/completion they had in the quest chain, and the quest resumes from that point on.
Along with the already completed quests option shown in the current quest journal, an option for cancelled quests could be added incase the player decided to go back later to resume the quest.
If a player were able drop quests, it would allow them to keep the quest journals free of old/unwanted low-level quests that will likely never be completed or allow quests that were taken by accident to be dropped.
Players are able to drop missions that are taken from mission terminals as well as space missions. Players should also have the ability to drop quests via their quest journal.