Quests are missions which the players are able to accept and complete in-game. They usually carry a reward with them, Experience, Gold, Items or even upgrading the character through, for example, promotion or Rebirth.
Quests make up a big part of the gameplay, and although not a single quest is mandatory to complete, some are considered to be, while many are worth doing for their benefits. They can be tracked at the Quest Log.
Accepting and completing a quest:
Quests can be accepted at NPCs. In order to know if the NPC has any available, a green exclamation mark will hover over their head, for as long as they have at least 1 quest available.
Should the player wish to accept the quest, all that has to be done is click on the NPC, click on the desired quest and then Accept.
Note that players can only have up to 10 accepted quests at once. Once the quest is accepted and if the NPC doesn't offer any new ones, a white exclamation mark will hover above the NPC's head which serves as a reminder that there's one or more on-going quests.
Finally, when the player has done all the quest objectives, the NPC at which the quest can be completed will have a yellow exclamation mark hovering above their heads.
The process of completion is the same as accepting a quest, clicking on the NPC, then on the quest, and finally, "Complete" to earn a well-deserved reward.
There's three main types of quests which the players can find in the PKO world, based on their task.
- Quests which involve having to slay a number of certain monster(s)
- Quests which involve having to gather a number of certain item(s).
- Quests which involve having to talk to another NPC or bringing them a certain item.
Killing and Gathering quests will display a message to the player whenever he makes progress in the quest.
Note that a lot of quests are a mix of these tasks. It may require killing a certain monster, gathering a certain item and having to complete it by talking to another NPC.
The Quest log:
On-going quests and their progress can be tracked in the Quest log, for which the keyboard shortcut is Alt + Q. It has a few elements worth mentioning:
- pretty self explanatory, the name of the quest. Next to it is its completion status, which shows whether the quest is incomplete or complete.
- usually gives a brief explanation of the quest, sometimes even useful coordinates or information.
- Briefly summarizes what has to be done in order to complete a quest and displays the progress of the quest.
Abandoning quests is done in the Quest log, by clicking on a quest and then "Abandon". Note that this will also nullify all the quest progress. If a player got half-way to completing a quest and then abandons it, all that progress will be lost!
There's certain quests in the game which stick out for being a bit different.
- These are a special chain of quests which, above all, follow a certain story. Completing them gives gold, experience, but most importantly, lifeskill points. There is over a hundred story quests, and all of them are done one after the other, which makes them quite tedious. Though, being almost the only source of lifeskill points, makes them worth doing.
Class Promotion Quests
- Certain quests which the player has to do in order to promote to an advanced class. These are the only quests in the game which are considered mandatory.
Class Life quests
- After 1st class promotion, the Class NPC will offer quests with randomized objectives, mainly hunting, gathering or talking quests which work on a cycle system. The more quests that are done without abandoning, the better the reward. The last quest of the cycle always gives greatly increased rewards.