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Thursday, June 27, 2019

Side quests, are they all worth doing?

So, here is a question, is doing all the side quests worth it? I will be looking at this problem from a narrative and game play point of view. I will start off with what it means to the story, conclude that argument, then on how it affects game play I will let you decide. After I make my argument's for both sides I'll do an overall worth. Lets begin!

First, I need to say I'm partial to doing all side quests. In pirate101 and wizard101 I do every side quest I can. So my view isn't totally unbiased.

The narrative/story aspect:

Alright, lets get the elephant out of the room, yes I know not all side quests are important to the main story. Some sides quests don't really affect anything to be honest. But I'm doing an overall view of all side quests so we are including those. So, back on topic. Looking at every side quest, you don't need to do most since a lot don't tie into the story. Going completely lore wise not doing every side quest is fine. However looking at it for the overall story of our wiz/pirate I would do every one. I talked about this before but there are 2 types of peace. positive and negative. To sum it up positive is the absence of violence and the presence of justice, meanwhile negative is just lack of violence. If we want positive peace, meaning no violence and justice in the spiral, we should do every side quest. Side quests are there to level you up and get gold and gear. However story wise, doing every side quest furthers our role as peacekeepers and makes the spiral a better place.

In conclusion, doing every side quest is better for the story since positive peace is achieved in every world we visit. This makes sense for our character (peacekeeper) and story wise, makes sense seeing that everything seems fine after we leave. Now, I'm not forcing you to do every side quest if you are playing for the story. To me it just makes sense that we do every side quest for the story.

The game play aspect:

This one is tough, you don't need to do every side quest to max but at the same time it makes it easier and you can get better gear. So I will just give you some pro's and con's and let you decide.

Pro's

  • Better Gear while questing
  • You get to max earlier 
  • You have more gold
Con's
  • The story goes slower
  • You won't have as much time to do the main quest
  • It can be a pain sometimes
I'll let you decide. Personally I still do it because gold is good to have and being over leveled in areas is fun. 

The overall argument:

Overall, doing all the side quests makes sense and benefits the story and you. Sure it will take a good chunk of time out of your playtime but I would still do them. Game play only it's debatable but a lot of us don't just play to get to max, we also play for the story. Doing side quests makes the games easier in the long run. In the short run it takes time. But I still think that time is well spent. I get tons of jokes and puns from doing side quests and its rewarding knowing I did every side quest in game. It's up to you in the end, after all it's your choice. Just know if you do start to do all the side quests, your friends are going to be waiting on you a lot! Cya in the spiral!

-Jack

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