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10-12-2004, 11:18 AM
Anyone know of a thread with information on Tasks. Where to get them , what are the rewards etc , levels necessasry .

Bappont on Tribunal

10-12-2004, 11:29 AM
They're crap.

10-12-2004, 11:31 AM
Thanks , but that wasn't quite the information I was looking for.

10-12-2004, 02:20 PM
How about ... they are still crap?

10-12-2004, 04:09 PM
Start out with your home city and /find the taskmaster. He will probably tell you that he cannot give you a task if you are over a certain level (55+ I think, not sure) and send you to OT or DL for a task. Some of the tasks are listed on Allak's site under those zones as quests.

10-12-2004, 04:16 PM
Yeah you'll probably wind up in Dreadlands. Make use of the ctrl-F find key, the taskmasters should be listed on it.

However, tasks sure arent Scottish. And you know what they say...

10-12-2004, 04:59 PM
what are the rewards etc

Once you realize the futility of this question, you will understand the first response above.

Seriously, you will get more XP, loot, and plat by standard, non-task soloing (I'm assuming you're a druid).

10-12-2004, 05:51 PM
Had a guildy who's task was to kill 10 Old Wurms in Skyfire. He got decent EXP killing them and two blues in 58 for the final reward. So if you bind by the taskmaster and are a druid who can port around I bet you could get decent EXP soling doing tasks. I mean SF used to be a big druid/wizard solo spot, so if you're killing there anyway the EXP from the task is kinda like "free" EXP.

Please attribute no positve feelings toward SOE by the contents of this post. The tasks are still generally - crap.

10-12-2004, 08:40 PM
The tasks should give a *lot* more exp and have lockout timers so you can only do each one once per week. The way to give casuals a boost is to give great exp but only so much each week so they can't just be farmed by those with more time making the whole exercise moot.

10-13-2004, 11:41 AM
Let me clarify my question : I was looking for information on Tasks.

In response to Aluaeia , Swiftfox and Scirocco , with all due respect, I was not asking for your opinions on Tasks ( and incidentally you are wrong ) , I will go into that in a bit. I was asking for specific information on Tasks and Taskmasters , it seemed pretty simple to me.

Now , on Tasks that I have done , on completion of an extremely simple task , going to Skyfire to look at a Dragons head , then to Burning Woods to look at an Iksar statue and finally to DL to claim the prize , I was awarded 46pp ( A trivial amount to be sure ) and ......3 blues of AA XP. I think that is VERY worthwhile , so please , do not give other readers false information ( Its crap ) unless you know what you are talking about.

10-13-2004, 02:00 PM
What level and class are you Bappont? I am curious to see if the tasks are better depending on those factors.
Also, how well-equipped are you?

10-13-2004, 02:36 PM
Sorry , I should have mentioned that. I am a 61 Druid with Elysian and high end bazaar equipment. All of my gear is about the highest you can get in the bazaar.

And one other point , the timer is NOT one week but 20 minutes. I know this because I will do a task , go to ME or PoD , fight for a while , then I gate back to the Taskmaster in OT. I have run tasks continuously for several hours this way.

10-13-2004, 07:49 PM
If you have done many tasks......why are you asking questions about tasks? just wondering...

10-13-2004, 08:01 PM
Mmmm... bait....

Jinnie Gingertoes
10-14-2004, 11:36 AM
Tasks need to be tuned. I think that much can be agreed on, and Bap, I have not found a good resource guide for tasks out there in the world yet. Perhaps you should explore them and write one yourself. ;)

10-14-2004, 03:45 PM
Come back to discuss this again post lv 66..

Aquila Swiftspirit
10-14-2004, 04:15 PM
I don't know what level you are, but here's some information that I've learned by doing tasks on a couple characters or helping with others.

Level 26-31 paladin. I've founds some tasks in East Commonlands. The ones I've chosen ("It Burns" is the only name I remember) involve killing in Sol A. Some involve killing 10 of a specific kind of goblin and gathering 4 fiery ores, and then handing over the fiery ores to an npc near the druid portal area in Lavastorm. The tasks are pretty darned hard at my paladin's level (and have changed as I've gained levels on the character). I can't do them at all in 2-3 hours, BUT, since most mobs are blue in Sol A (or have recently gone light blue or green), the paladin gets decent experience just trying. (I've done a couple levels on the paladin in Sol A, and the specific goblins I've been asked to kill have changed.)

A 52 cleric friend of mine got one that involved killing 10 skyash drakes and collecting 10 skyash biles in Skyfire. At 52, for a cleric, that's just ridiculously hard. Further, the information to collect biles came AFTER the drake step was finished (with an npc hail in between, I think), so you couldn't just do the biles at the same time. (In the first example, you could collect the fiery ores at the same time you were killing whatever sort of goblin you were after.)

Finally, I've done several at 66 and 67, on my druid main. (My druid is elementally equipped, in part, and has lots of LDoN gear, and 300+ AA, in case that matters.) (EDITED to correct level information.)

In OT, one npc gives me two basic choices, "Sentries and their trees" (or something like that), and one about goblins.

Sentries and their trees involves a hail in LoiO, an "exploration" of the second tree in Veksar, then killing 10 Sentry mobs in Veksar, and finally hailing another npc in the Warslik Woods. For my druid, with innate camo the traveling is no problem and most sentries are green or light blue. I use a manaless dot or two, DS, and DDs to kill them (they summon). It usually takes me two full bars of mana to get all 10, but that also includes Crusaders (which share spawn points with Sentries) and the occasional named. This task is easy, and gives enough exp/time that it's not half bad experience. I think characters of different classes could do this one reasonably well.

The OT goblins one involves a hail in the Frontier Mountains (err, I think), then going into Droga and killing 10 Flaming masters (or Flame masters? some name like that). I've never run into any see-invis mobs in Droga, so I just tracked to the mobs and carefully killed them. When I got too many adds, I'd egress, and run down again. I made some friends in here, and accidentally collected some of the stuff for the next druid epic. But, the tendency for mobs to gang up, for wanderers, and general nastiness in droga (one way entrance and such) would make this task VERY difficult for a non-FD or non-invising class, I think. (I know a ranger that had an easy time, and a mage that seems to choose this a lot.) Droga has decent drops. The mobs are dark blue, but exp isn't great.

In DL, I was offered a couple different tasks, and only chose one, which involved killing 10 reanimated mobs in Chardok. The mobs were light or dark blue, and I did the dot/DS/DD thing. It helps TONS that I am non KoS in Chardok, so I could DC a dog thing, run down without any agro, and pretty much sit in front of mobs without any problems. Most mobs see invis, and most players have KoS faction in Chardok, so I think this would be a hard task for anyone not pretty well equipped. (I haven't chosen to do this one often, since I moved from amiable to indifferent with just the one time. I was able to help some friends do Chardok ones by healing them in between, and was able to CR a friend with ease, so I'm not eager to change my faction.)

Some notes: if you get a friend or two, and manage to get the same task offered, you can do it together and both gain benefits from killing X number of mobs. You'd have to each gather whatever it was you were gathering, though. I wasn't able to get the same task for 3 friends in OT one day, though.

Is that more the type of information you were looking for?

10-14-2004, 05:47 PM
Yes indeed. Thanks . I find it odd that at 61 I have only been given 4 different tasks by 2 of the TaskMasters in OT.The other 2 TaskMasters are in the city and I am KOS in that area.
All 4 tasks were ridiculously simple. A run to Skyfire to various locations , then a run to BW or OT to look at either the Fort or the Iksar ruins and finally to DL to check in with an NPC and bingo.,... 46pp and either half a regular blue or almost 3 AA blues. I have yet to be given a task that involves having to kill something but I get these " gobs " of AA XP points.

Ah well , I am sure they will nerf it as it is to easy , boring but easy.

Solice Farwalker
10-15-2004, 12:43 PM
Consider yourself lucky. At 61 the taskmasters in Dreadlands and OT tell me I'm too much of a badass (or words to that effect) for any tasks. Go figure! (do they take AA's into consideration maybe?)

10-15-2004, 12:52 PM
Ah yes , that might well be what the difference is. I only have the basic 6 AA points. Just enough to get the title . LOL

Aquila Swiftspirit
10-15-2004, 02:09 PM
Wow, Solice, that's interesting. Where else have you tried?

10-15-2004, 03:09 PM
Whelp, I did one from Dreadlands, granted I am level 65 not 61. My task involved running to Frontier Mountains and talking to some NPC standing around doing nothing. From there it was off to Droga / Nurga.. I forget which atm .. To look at the pit. which wasn't too bad just need invis to get there and maybe a map. At this point I was to kill 10 Goblin Dirt Criminals all blue to 65.. Now.. Yes I Could solo them IF I could find them up. After about 3 hours working on this task I gave up in utter disgust and /feedbacked that this task wouldn't be soloable by many classes.. Which, as far as I recall, is what they were intended to be. I don't know what sort of reward 3 hours of my time should get ... maybe I just had bad luck. But even 1 yellow aa wouldn't make this worth doing IMHO.

The lower tasks might be a lot more fun, and worthwhile, but I leave that for you to decide since I haven't done those ones

Solice Farwalker
10-16-2004, 01:10 AM
I tried first in my home town (Qeynos) then Plane of Knowledge - they told me to go to Dreadlands or OT - went to Dreadlands and OT and it seems they don't love me there either (guess I shouldn't have called them "girly men"). So... I'm going back to hunting as usual - sounds like I'm better off doing that anyway.

10-16-2004, 02:36 PM
At 59 (I am 61 now), I HAD to go into VP to do the task. EVERY task made me do that. I do not have a key for VP, so I could not complete the task. I will try it at 61 to see what happens.

10-16-2004, 03:37 PM
They still still suck

10-16-2004, 06:17 PM
I was not asking for your opinions on Tasks ( and incidentally you are wrong ) , I will go into that in a bit. I was asking for specific information on Tasks and Taskmasters , it seemed pretty simple to me

If you know enough to state categorically that 3 of us are wrong, then you already know all about tasks. I can only conclude this is troll bait at this point.

10-18-2004, 08:18 AM
The poster was asking for a resource reference for tasks, not opinions, ideals, wishes, rants, or personal commentary. This is supposed to be a forum for information for druids, and yet legitimate inquiries are subsequently called troll bait. Please delete my account, I can see what an overwhelming waste of everybody's time it is to come here.

10-18-2004, 12:01 PM
I can not believe that I received a response like that from Scirrocco , a moderator . My lord , no wonder threads degenerate if even the moderator can't reply properly to a request for information without belittleing a poster.

10-18-2004, 07:49 PM
Whenever you post here (or anywhere, for that matter), you are going to collect opinions as well. Especially on the main board. If you post on the general board, don't complain when the thread goes off on a tangent. (As a side note, threads on the appropriate subboards tend to stay appropriately technical.)

As far as my opinion, I think it's pretty clear. For a competent druid, you can get better XP (and thus, a better reward) by doing other things than tasks. Now, if tasks had the druid killing the same mobs that you would be doing to maximize XP, the little extra you get from completing the task would be nice. But none of the tasks I have seen have anything even close.

For classes that cannot solo, tasks may give more XP than doing other things. Druids can solo, and have better options.

Now, with regard to this particular thread, it has become clear that the original poster appears to have more experience with tasks the first post indicated. In fact, given his experience as disclosed in later posts, I would have expected the post to be more likely to tell us all about tasks rather than ask for information appearing as if he knew nothing. That's when my little troll-alert light started flashing. If you'll look up, you'll see that a brand new participant in the thread, Bruddarr, even noted the discrepancy. The original post did not appear to be a troll; it was the later developments that made it seem that way.

Now, it all may be a misunderstanding. There is some good data in this thread. The original poster noted his decent XP gains just by running around (although I still think he could have obtained more XP by killing something in a suitable location, I will freely admit that gaining XP by simply running around to places has its advantages). I suggest starting a thread in the appropriate topical sub-board.