My five favorite quests, in no particular order:
The Battle for the Undercity. This one is hugely obvious, I know, and would likely make just about anyone’s list. There is certainly a lot about it that has a very epic feel and for those who like lore even just a little it really introduces the story element into the game. I think the story element gets lost too often while questing because it’s rare to find anyone who will read the text. I know I am always looking for the bottom line: “Go kill 10 of those guys.” On it! I have no idea why they need to die, but sure, I’ll do it.
Let’s Go Surfing Now. Not only do I break out in song whenever I do this one, I simply like it. The guy at the bottom of the harpoon ride is such a jerk with all his “Oh, so you’re the new hotshot in town,” wise remarks. Yeah, buddy. I am the new hotshot in town. I just rode a fucking harpoon through the air. I balanced on that thing like a goddamn ninja. You bet I’m a badass.
Take Down Tethyr! Remember back in the old days before Dustwallow Marsh was redone? I had to go find that Tabetha chick for some Mage quest and then again to do the necklace quest. I hated that place. The roads sucked. We only had slow ponies if we had ponies at all by the time we got there. The ooze was everywhere and had enormous aggro radiuses. I hated that zone with a bloody passion. That hatred makes me giggle today because I can think of so many quests there that I enjoy. Taking down a giant, fishy elite at low levels feels pretty epic and like everything else I’ve mentioned so far here, it’s got some different mechanics.
The Legend of Stalvan. I’m sure that this is a bit of a “WTF?!” for some people. After all, this is a long quest line and sends you all over the place. However, a lot of that “all over” is done in Duskwood and I have questing through that zone down to a bloody science. I’ve always enjoyed the longer quest lines for another reason, too – that story element. This quest takes you to so many places you would just ignore otherwise and it’s a regular bit of detective work. It’s also one of those ones that you get to brag about soloing at lower levels because that Stalvan sure is a jerk with his curses and those nasty ghouls out to get you. I also find Madame Eva to be hilarious. No reason.
Call of Air. I actually like many of the Shaman quests just because they send you to these out of the way places that people rarely discover just by wandering around. The guy at the top of Wildwind Peak always stuck with me for that reason – plus it was fun to get floated down from the top of the mountain (although it makes me wonder why the Shaman class doesn’t get a levitate or slow fall type effect). On the horde side, I hated all the to-ing and fro-ing for the Shaman totem quests, but the Call of Fire quest had that same feel – of finding the path to climb to the top and the path itself being so narrow and treacherous.
Those are a few of my favorites. What is your favorite quest and why?