VGC Day 20: What’s the most ridiculous quest you patiently completed in a game?

A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away, A Geeky Gal was a middle schooler who played a game called Runescape.


Runescape was definitely an outlet for me as a kid. Most Friday nights and Saturday mornings, I was on the family computer playing RS with my cousins and strangers on the internet. I enjoyed the quests and learning the lore behind RS.

The quest that has always stood out to me was not the hardest but the longest at the time. That quest was One Small Favor. And it was definitely NOT one small favor. The entire quest takes about two hours if you come prepared (thanks to that walk-through that you printed out the day before). When you’re a kid, two hours seem like forever.

So One Small Favor starts off with this guy wanting some rare logs for some polish. Cool. I go to the location where these rare logs will be. The Forester there says I can have the logs if I take their hatchet to a boat where it will be shipped off to get sharpened. Cool. I take the hatchet to the boat but the Captain tells me to take the hatchet myself. Cool. I set sail to Port Sarim. When I get to the battleaxe shop, the shop keeper is too worried about his friend to sharpen the hatchet. He needs me to talk to a witch in Draynor… Alright now things are just getting ridiculous.

The quest continues like this until you reach the very last favor you have to perform before back tracking through all the now completed favors to the original guy who just wanted some freaking logs for polish. I wanted to slap every single one of those characters before the quest was over. It was a quest of total patience.

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What’s the most ridiculous quest you patiently completed in a game? Let me know in the comments!

19 thoughts on “VGC Day 20: What’s the most ridiculous quest you patiently completed in a game?

    1. I had to look this up since it’s been years! 2 quest points, 2 experience lamps giving 10,000 experience to any skill, steel key ring, ability to make Guthix rest tea, ability to craft pot lids, and access to the gnome glider route to the Feldip Hills.

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  1. Embarrassing story time.

    Oblivion was my first Elder Scrolls game, and being new to the genre, I wasn’t really familiar with the concept of a “radiant quest.” So, I just kept doing the same quest over and over and over and over again in a different place thinking eventually something different would happen. Obviously it never did. Had plenty of gold though.

    Ah, to be a young, naive gamer.

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  2. I’m kinda jealous that a) Public internet existed when you were in middle school (I’m guessing aged 10 – 12?) b) You actually had the means to game online at home. Although at that age I would never of had the patience to do that quest! I was only just leaving my Comodore 64 and getting a Sega Megadrive lol

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    1. 10-12 is right! I would consider myself lucky at that age but it wasn’t all it was cracked up to be. Our family computer could barely run the game. Going through a loading screen would take 15 minutes or more. We didn’t have the best internet. It wasn’t until I was about 15 that we upgraded to a “nicer” set up that could easily run Runescape on low settings and we got better internet. so no more crashing or long waits between loading screens. 🙂


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