Yesterday we kicked off a new discussion series here at MMORPG: The Daily Quest. I figured there was no better way to kick of my inaugural edition than to ask you about your opinions on the MMO feature that became this column’s namesake.
My first experience with daily quests was with World of Warcraft in patch 2.1. Quests lines that allowed you to gain faction Netherwing and eventually earn a Nether Drake. At first I thought they were a novel concept and a way to keep players logging in day after day to complete a limited set of quests. You were also capped to only being able to do 10 on a character so it really wasn’t that much of a time investment. Fast forward 8 years and they are a staple of MMOs whether they charge a subscription, are buy to play, or micro-transaction based.
Unfortunately I feel in a lot of games they are only used to limit your progress and not add another layer to it. I’m looking at you, Neverwinter! Then again maybe I’m just a cynic. What really matters is how you feel about them. Just how relevant are daily quests to you anymore and have you grown tired of them or do you still enjoy them? Also what changes would you make to some of the systems out there?
Rob "Grakulen" Lashley