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Repeatable Quests - Exploit?

s5carrot

Sorcerer
Having an actual storyline for the game does help bring a little flavor to players.
Then the story progresses in-game as quests are done.
 

Slotharingia

Guest
I also removed 2 of the armories (we had to build 3) and have built other buildings for mandatory quests only to tear them down (don't see the point in non boosted manufactories). I agree that we should be able to focus on fighting or negotiating if we so desire, but the main reason I maintain hybrid cities is because the fighting offers a further game dimension. I'm not even good at it, it's just a nice to have a different type of thing to do occasionally. I'd like to see the negotiation process being a little more interesting than just amassing goods and supplies, which is basically the same thing one does to advance in all aspects of the game.
 

s5carrot

Sorcerer
As the game goes further, you will find the battle encounters getting a tad too weird flavor
 

Slotharingia

Guest
I gathered that from posts here. Fully aware I will end up not using it at all at some point :D
 

Shatterhand

Adventurer
I find those quests extremely annoying. If I'm playing the game then i want to play it well but the first log in after a night of production is a pain when i know that i could be abusing those quests to all hell for massive gain due to all the resources i have waiting to be collected. Streamline the interface please.
 

Horanda

Enchanter
The interface is not streamlined precisely because it is so easy to abuse the intent of these quests, which is to keep you occupied while you catch up to what the storyline wants you to do.
 

Mykan

Sorcerer
What is interesting is that the repeatable quests only seem to trigger to the next era's set when you mainline quests reach a certain point (scout research). Which means you can intentionally stay with a set of repeatable quests that you prefer rather then advancing.
 

Mykan

Sorcerer
Despite the other arguments around the MA that quest appears way to early and is detrimental to your growth at the time it appears. There are some ok repeatable quests around then while your still growing.
 

tonton-des-bois

Illusionist
Of course I won't spit fast on the declinable quests as well, even if they are not a lot in the first 2 ages... but honnestly, I've built a new city only for checking some things about the culture bonuses and I already spent so much time looping them with my first city that I realise that the rewards are not so important regarding what you can achieve with a well balanced production, even at age II... Actually, I just keep the "encounters" and "province" quests but I mostly ignore the others and I produce enough coins and supplies for my 2 builders needs. I'm mainly blocked because of goods needs...
 

Mykan

Sorcerer
The quest for obtain 40 of (non-boostable tier 1) good also works well with the ones you mentioned. Using the wholesaler you can effectively buy more goods then your boosted factories can produce while still increasing coins/supplies. It allows for rapid negotiating/expansion for a short time.
 

Mykan

Sorcerer
It has to be done in conjunction with the other quests you mentioned of solve 3 encounters and complete a province. The benefits from those more than than cover the short-fall and the synergy of increasing your goods which enables expansions works well together.

With out the gain x goods you either hit the ceiling on coins/supplies or run out of ability to open up provinces. You also can select whether you buy the goods using both coins and supplies as you mentioned or only one or the other. Your deficit on that one would be greater but it lets you build up the other. For example spend 16,000 coins and gain 6,000 coins and 600 supplies to allow your supplies to increase or vice versa depending on your resources.
 

Shatterhand

Adventurer
What is interesting is that the repeatable quests only seem to trigger to the next era's set when you mainline quests reach a certain point (scout research). Which means you can intentionally stay with a set of repeatable quests that you prefer rather then advancing.
So if i refuse to build a Barracks that i can't demolish then my rotating Quests won't change ? The flaws in design seem to be piling up..