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Crowdsource Project: Quest Cleanup (Expired/Removed)

Discussion in 'EQ2U Players Support & Feedback' started by Feldon, Jan 12, 2019.

  1. Carynn

    Carynn New Member

    I finished Edgewater Drains. The Freeport Sewer Timeline has been updated in its entirety on the wikia to show quests still available.

    Access Quests: Freeport to Qeynos Pt 1 and Qeynos to Freeport Pt 1 are both no longer available; they're the old Betrayal questline.
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  2. Cyrrena

    Cyrrena New Member

    I will volunteer to help you with anything you need help with, be it the quests, tradeskills, or anything else. You have my Discord information and my email. Just let me know what you need.
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  3. Feldon

    Feldon Administrator Staff Member

    I have not forgotten this. The revised Quest Journal was going to be a Premium feature, but I think EQ2U is not going to go P2W. I expect to roll it out once I have Luclin quests done.
  4. Feldon

    Feldon Administrator Staff Member

    The new Quest Journal is now live on EQ2U. Please let me know if you find any problems. You'll notice that hundreds of quests are now hidden by default as they are no longer available in-game. This was a tremendous amount of effort to implement in that I can now grant users the right to mark quests as expired and give a reason why, and this information appears on the site. This is the first user-moderated feature on EQ2U. Possibly one of many.

    Thanks to Pijotre and his wife who spent dozens and dozens of hours preparing Excel sheets which they personally reviewed to mark the vast majority of these removed quests. Between this hand-entered data and the polling I did to determine the last time every quest had been completed by an EQ2 character, we were able to determine with 99.99% accuracy which quests no longer exist in-game. If you find any mistakes, please let us know! The data is accurate as of mid-2019. Any quests expired since then will need to be addressed. You can link them below if you know of one.
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  5. Cyrrena

    Cyrrena New Member

    Do you have one of these for the rest of the quests in game? I have spreadsheets going back to 2004 with quests and data and I could go back with new characters and see if they are still available. I have also been asking Kaitheel about certain quests that are missing and in some cases he has researched them and re-hooked them up if there was no real reason for them not to be in game.
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  6. Feldon

    Feldon Administrator Staff Member

    Anything from 2004-2018 should already be on EQ2U.

    If there are quests which have been reinstated but show as expired on EQ2U, please let me know. If this gets to be a large number, I could write a script to go through the 6,000ish expired quests and see if anyone has completed the quest recently.
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  7. Feldon

    Feldon Administrator Staff Member

    The Quest Expiration Project is a quest that Pijotre and I embarked upon to flag every quest which can no longer be acquired/started on EQ2U. We started with Pijotre's spreadsheet of removed quest starters. Then I ran numerous queries against Census to see the last date when each quest had been completed. Through all of this, we were able to flag over 6,000 quests which either haven't been completed in a long time or whose quest starters have been removed from the game.

    If you have gotten specific quests re-connected, or if another way has been found to start any of these quests, please let me know below!

    So we've got a debug page that lets you view all the Quest Expiration data in one place. Please note that this is a HEAVY page and may crash your browser. I don't want search engines to spider this page, so you'll have to assemble the URL yourself:

    u.eq2wire.com /quests/questlist_expired
  8. Gishia

    Gishia New Member

    I am trying to go back and complete some quests I have missed on my alt and I am mentored down to level 10 and am currently in The Oakmyst Forest and I can not get the side quests offered by Scholar Neola starting with Feed the Sapling. There doesn't seem to be a pre-req so I'm not sure why I can't get it. Has this quest 'expired', does anyone know?
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  9. Tkia

    Tkia Active Member

    Shouldn't be expired as I did them on Kaladim not so long ago. I remember leaving Rotweed for a couple of levels and having to go back to trounce him.
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  10. Feldon

    Feldon Administrator Staff Member

    I found a character who did the sharable quest "Feed the Sapling" on July 3rd of 2020.

    If I try to ask for a character who did the other version of this quest, I cannot get a result as Census runs out of memory. This is usually a sign that nobody has done that quest -- or that specific version of a quest -- in multiple years.
  11. candy206039

    candy206039 New Member

    The quest Bloodsaber Brew has been marked expired. Someone killed a Bloodsaber proficient, however, which dropped the starter (Half Bottle of Bloodsaber Brew) in a small chest. My toon looted the starter and did the quest. This was on Kaladim, 2020 August 14 around 2100-2130 PST

    (Did not know to post here, this is copied this from the Quests and Seasonal Events forum. Feel free to delete the other one.)
  12. Feldon

    Feldon Administrator Staff Member

    I've removed the expired status on that quest. Thanks!!
  13. Matik

    Matik New Member

    I found some weirdness with the quest "Inside the Edgewater Drains". eq2u has it in quest category edgewater drains and shows this character not having completed it https://u.eq2wire.com/quests/listing/2594179077668/40. But, in-game, it shows completed in the access quest category, but the quest doesn't appear on eq2u in that category.

  14. Feldon

    Feldon Administrator Staff Member

    Under Access Quests, if I click on "+ Expired", it does show that you completed the old level 25 version of this quest when it was still classified as an Access Quest. I think the reason it's bugging out is there is also a level 20 version of the quest under Access Quests which has also been removed from the game years ago.

    My code tries to show quests you've completed even if they're expired, but if a quest appears multiple times as expired I think it overrides that behavior.
  15. Matik

    Matik New Member

    Stumbled upon this one by accident, the quest "Unnatural Causes" is apparently an old wood elf racial quest that can still be picked up and completed by wood elves. I guess because it takes place entirely within forest ruins. I noticed it was marked as expired after I looked it up going "wtf is this quest I've never seen before"

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  16. Feldon

    Feldon Administrator Staff Member

    Thank you! Fixed it.
  17. Matik

    Matik New Member

    Glad to be able to help. "Batwing Crunchies for Jerben" is also marked as expired but apparently it was re-added to the game during the smokehumper era

  18. Feldon

    Feldon Administrator Staff Member

    Restored. I guess theoretically I could run through all the quests that Pijotre marked expired and see if anyone has completed them in the last 2 years. But my To Do list is getting pretty long.
  19. Matik

    Matik New Member

    Using this character's completed list (created november 2019) I could make some progress on this, but I hadn't done even close to every shattered lands quest https://u.eq2wire.com/quests/listing/2624228503428/

    "Neezer's Survey" https://u.eq2wire.com/quests/quest_detail/4253467088
    ^ this can be picked up and completed by anyone it would seem

    "Big Pests" https://u.eq2wire.com/quests/quest_detail/3028576568
    "Coin of an Adept" https://u.eq2wire.com/quests/quest_detail/4175833548
    "Little Pests" https://u.eq2wire.com/quests/quest_detail/3971558618
    "Outlaw Specialists" https://u.eq2wire.com/quests/quest_detail/2725919875
    "Paper Puzzle" https://u.eq2wire.com/quests/quest_detail/3249219132
    "Population Control" https://u.eq2wire.com/quests/quest_detail/2525611247
    "Ravenous Report" https://u.eq2wire.com/quests/quest_detail/3396028292
    "Tomb Guard's Chair" https://u.eq2wire.com/quests/quest_detail/911462340
    "Zombie Pincushion" https://u.eq2wire.com/quests/quest_detail/3324617782
    ^ these were old vermin's snye drop quests that were re-added by a hero dev at some point in the past

    "In His Name" https://u.eq2wire.com/quests/quest_detail/2978849745
    ^ Still exists, not sure what the story is but wiki also marks it removed
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  20. Feldon

    Feldon Administrator Staff Member

    I have removed the Expired Quest flag from all of these quests.
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