Trending Games | Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn | Star Wars: The Old Republic | World of Warcraft | EverQuest

  Network:  FPSguru RTSguru
Login:  Password:   Remember?  
Show Quick Gamelist Jump to Random Game
Members:2,901,073 Users Online:0
Games:753  Posts:6,271,412
Funcom | Play Now
MMORPG | Genre:Real Life | Status:Final  (rel 07/03/12)  | Pub:Funcom
PVP:Yes | Distribution:Download,Retail | Retail Price:$30.00 | Pay Type:Hybrid | Monthly Fee:n/a
System Req: PC | Out of date info? Let us know!

The Secret World Forum » General Discussion » Why do quest givers talk in Metaphor's and Riddles?

9 posts found
  Marcelino

Novice Member

Joined: 10/04/04
Posts: 117

Can I have your stuffz....???

 
OP  1/22/13 7:19:15 PM#1
Seriously, ive completely lost track as to what is going on. Call me stupid if you like, my use of the English language is probally ok, I got a D in English language at GCSE level so I'm no brainbox, but is it me or are the quests and lore extreemly complex to understand and follow? I was doing Dawning of an Endless night tier 17-18 tonight and I really didnt have a clue what was going on! I understand that Beaumont has a sword, but I found the story too complex to follow and lost track, and I ended up in this zone with this god talking to me. Sorry if im giving out spoliers but I had to pause the game and do back ground research to find out what was actually happening. I think I lost track at about tier 5 lol Anyone else having this problem or is it just me?
  spookydom

Novice Member

Joined: 7/25/08
Posts: 1807

I'm a lvl 50 Batman!

1/22/13 7:26:53 PM#2
It definitely has it's own style. Sometimes even I feel like "WTF did that guy just say?" I often wonderd how non native English speakers cope with it. It's like every npc in TSW has got a diploma from creepy metaphor univeristy. :)

  Marcelino

Novice Member

Joined: 10/04/04
Posts: 117

Can I have your stuffz....???

 
OP  1/22/13 7:29:05 PM#3
Originally posted by spookydom
It's like every npc in TSW has got a diploma from creepy metaphor univeristy. :)

Haha i agree. I am not trying to say that its a bad thing, i just wish I could follow what is going on lol. Maybe I'm the one that needs to go to university lol

 

My fav scene in the whole quest line is Joe Slater, when he is in the sewer and explaining what happened to him. I loved the creepy setting and that he had obviously had problems with the fog but I had to rewatch it on youtube about 5 times to understand what he was actually talking about :P

 

Mind you, I did come from SWTOR, where the quest giver just said "I need you to go kill 10 of them leetchers please, I will mark it on your map, over and out" LOL

  Grunty

Elite Member

Joined: 4/06/04
Posts: 6870

1/22/13 7:33:57 PM#4
Because that's the Secret World.
  Ortwig

Hard Core Member

Joined: 4/20/12
Posts: 1067

1/22/13 7:35:38 PM#5
Wait until you meet Nassir in Egypt -- he's defnitely a break from all the scholarly types!  :)  Yeah, I think it's because you're meeting all these bookish people who have spent much time in their various mysteries.  Have you mean the couple Orochi agents out on the bridge in Kingsmouth?
  Sevenstar61

Hard Core Member

Joined: 7/22/12
Posts: 1618

"But it was so artistically done..." - Grand Admiral Thrawn's final words

1/22/13 7:37:53 PM#6

We deal with Illuminati and Templars... of course everybody will talk riddles :)... I actually admire people who figured out this stuff as first /grin

 

EQ2 used to have quests like that... maybe not in a creepy way but... sort of similar... until they dumb it down... hah... every quest in EQ2 had a walkthrough.


Sith Warrior - Story of Hate and Love http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sxKrlwXt7Ao
Imperial Agent - Rise of Cipher Nine http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OBBj3eJWBvU&feature=youtu.be
Imperial Agent - Hunt for the Eagle Part 1http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UQqjYYU128E

  Grunty

Elite Member

Joined: 4/06/04
Posts: 6870

1/22/13 7:38:28 PM#7
Originally posted by Ortwig
Wait until you meet Nassir in Egypt -- he's defnitely a break from all the scholarly types!  :)  Yeah, I think it's because you're meeting all these bookish people who have spent much time in their various mysteries.  Have you mean the couple Orochi agents out on the bridge in Kingsmouth?

It's almost like listening to Spock and the Doc arguing in Star Trek.

  dancingstar

Hard Core Member

Joined: 11/19/11
Posts: 297

1/23/13 1:16:56 PM#8
Originally posted by Grunty
Originally posted by Ortwig
Wait until you meet Nassir in Egypt -- he's defnitely a break from all the scholarly types!  :)  Yeah, I think it's because you're meeting all these bookish people who have spent much time in their various mysteries.  Have you mean the couple Orochi agents out on the bridge in Kingsmouth?

It's almost like listening to Spock and the Doc arguing in Star Trek.

Heh.

In that instance, probably a deliberate shout-out. Read up on who voiced Blake (the senior agent).

"We're just the science detail. [...] Leave that  to the redshirts."

"Did you just drop a Star Trek reference, sir?"

"Whatever gave you that idea?"

Also, check out the mission cutscenes from Red in Savage Coast -- one of the other NPCs in those complains about him talking in metaphors (not to mention, gratuitously mixing them).

EDIT: corrected quote

  SwobyJ

Novice Member

Joined: 9/11/10
Posts: 81

1/23/13 11:31:38 PM#9

OP, remember that they're technically not GIVING you quests.

 

They're commenting on their situation, and sometimes implying that (Especially if they know you're a Bee) you could help out. Sometimes they need help, but all you do is exploit their situaiton and send intel to your faction :P

 

But I can understand the overacting and riddles allegation. Yeah.