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8th Mar '17 12:03:15 PM nombretomado
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* The first ''MegaManStarForce'' lets our hero hack into any Transer, find out which silly problem the owner may have, and then helping them out. It wouldn't have been that bad, if there weren't over 60 people with Transers ambulating aimlessly through the town, wanting their problems to be solved. Worse, you can only take '''one problem at a time''', by finding a person, then finding the nearest waveworld entrance, going back to the person to read their Transer, getting the quest, leave waveworld to solve the problem, and then go back to complete the quest the same way. And odds are good that the reward is not worth the effort.

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* The first ''MegaManStarForce'' ''VideoGame/MegaManStarForce'' lets our hero hack into any Transer, find out which silly problem the owner may have, and then helping them out. It wouldn't have been that bad, if there weren't over 60 people with Transers ambulating aimlessly through the town, wanting their problems to be solved. Worse, you can only take '''one problem at a time''', by finding a person, then finding the nearest waveworld entrance, going back to the person to read their Transer, getting the quest, leave waveworld to solve the problem, and then go back to complete the quest the same way. And odds are good that the reward is not worth the effort.
24th Feb '17 11:33:08 PM TSBasilisk
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* In ''FanFic/FateRevelationOnline'' Shirou eventually takes up crafting weapons for other players. Each blade is custom made to match their fighting style and magecraft so each requires unique materials to craft. Originally Shirou collected the material himself but his guild mates realized he could work more efficiently if he delegated the gathering to his customer. The players came to accept this happily when word spread that the more effort they put into gathering the materials, the better the resulting weapon would be.
21st Feb '17 7:31:42 PM gewunomox
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* C'hou in ''Fanfic/TheKeysStandAlone'' now has millions of these. The four get bored with them almost immediately, and almost as quickly they resent having pointless quest after pointless quest piled on top of them. They take shortcuts whenever possible—for example, since some quests involve getting monster parts, this means that George [[VoluntaryShapeshifting turns into the various monsters]] and they “harvest” things from him, much to his annoyance—and by chapter 16 they're actively rebuffing people begging for their help. This is a reflection of [[TheBeatles their real lives]], when they were (and continue to be) bombarded with requests for funding, endorsements, etc.

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* C'hou in ''Fanfic/TheKeysStandAlone'' now has millions of these. The four get bored with them almost immediately, and almost as quickly they resent having pointless quest after pointless quest piled on top of them. They take shortcuts whenever possible—for example, since some quests involve getting monster parts, this means that George [[VoluntaryShapeshifting turns into the various monsters]] and they “harvest” things from him, much to his annoyance—and by chapter 16 they're actively rebuffing people begging for their help. This is a reflection of [[TheBeatles [[Music/TheBeatles their real lives]], when they were (and continue to be) bombarded with requests for funding, endorsements, etc.
7th Jan '17 7:07:54 PM MyFinalEdits
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* C'hou in ''Fanfic/TheKeysStandAlone'' now has millions of these. The four get bored with them almost immediately, and almost as quickly they resent having pointless quest after pointless quest piled on top of them. They take shortcuts whenever possible—for example, since some quests involve getting monster parts, this means that George [[VoluntaryShapeshifting turns into the various monsters]] and they “harvest” things from him, much to his annoyance—and by chapter 16 they're actively rebuffing people begging for their help.
** This is a reflection of [[TheBeatles their real lives]], when they were (and continue to be) bombarded with requests for funding, endorsements, etc.

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* C'hou in ''Fanfic/TheKeysStandAlone'' now has millions of these. The four get bored with them almost immediately, and almost as quickly they resent having pointless quest after pointless quest piled on top of them. They take shortcuts whenever possible—for example, since some quests involve getting monster parts, this means that George [[VoluntaryShapeshifting turns into the various monsters]] and they “harvest” things from him, much to his annoyance—and by chapter 16 they're actively rebuffing people begging for their help.
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help. This is a reflection of [[TheBeatles their real lives]], when they were (and continue to be) bombarded with requests for funding, endorsements, etc.



** Averted in ''WesternAnimation/TransformersAnimated''. After [[spoiler:the [=AllSpark=] blew up]] and pieces of it started to be found throughout Detroit, the assumption from the fandom was that season 2 would be a fetch quest to collect the pieces. Instead, it simply created more circumstances for the Autobots to encounter, such as [[spoiler:Starscream's seeming immortality]], and characters such as Wreck-Gar.

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** * Averted in ''WesternAnimation/TransformersAnimated''. After [[spoiler:the [=AllSpark=] blew up]] and pieces of it started to be found throughout Detroit, the assumption from the fandom was that season 2 would be a fetch quest to collect the pieces. Instead, it simply created more circumstances for the Autobots to encounter, such as [[spoiler:Starscream's seeming immortality]], and characters such as Wreck-Gar.
7th Jan '17 5:21:06 PM MiddleEighth
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*C'hou in ''Fanfic/TheKeysStandAlone'' now has millions of these. The four get bored with them almost immediately, and almost as quickly they resent having pointless quest after pointless quest piled on top of them. They take shortcuts whenever possible—for example, since some quests involve getting monster parts, this means that George [[VoluntaryShapeshifting turns into the various monsters]] and they “harvest” things from him, much to his annoyance—and by chapter 16 they're actively rebuffing people begging for their help.
**This is a reflection of [[TheBeatles their real lives]], when they were (and continue to be) bombarded with requests for funding, endorsements, etc.
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27th Dec '16 12:38:46 PM ADrago
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* ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyAdventure'' had its share of these required for plot advancement. The [[VideoGameRemake remake]], ''SwordOfMana'', retained these and added many more, mostly within the towns. It even keeps track of them all in a diary, and some can be easily ''[[LostForever failed]]''. One or two of the townsfolk actually [[LampshadeHanging mock you]] for doing an early quest that requires handing out advertisements to 15 different people.

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* ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyAdventure'' had its share of these required for plot advancement. The [[VideoGameRemake remake]], ''SwordOfMana'', retained these and added many more, mostly within the towns. It even keeps track of them all in a diary, and some can be easily ''[[LostForever ''[[PermanentlyMissableContent failed]]''. One or two of the townsfolk actually [[LampshadeHanging mock you]] for doing an early quest that requires handing out advertisements to 15 different people.



** "No Stone Unturned" is considered by many to be the [[ThatOneSidequest most infamous]] of all Skyrim fetch quests, if not all quests in general. The stones are quite small and almost always hidden away in some nondescript dungeon or sitting on a desk in a some random NPC's house amongst various bits of junk. And once you pick up a stone it can't be removed from your inventory until you've found all 24 of them and completed the associated quest, which is a problem since the stones each have a 0.5 weight value (most other quest items are weightless). Worse still, one of the stones was placed in a spot that becomes completely inaccessible after a certain point, rendering it LostForever. Until the stone was moved by the 1.4 patch, it wasn't uncommon for players to reach the end of the game with up to 11.5 pounds of dead weight taking up space in their inventory. And unlike most quests in the game. You don't get map markers for them. So you have to travel the entire country completely blind searching every single nook&cranny in the ENTIRE game. Unless you use a walk through, or a map marker mod. [[note]] the map marker mod for the stones is one of the highest rated Skyrim mods on the Steam Workshop [[/note]]

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** "No Stone Unturned" is considered by many to be the [[ThatOneSidequest most infamous]] of all Skyrim fetch quests, if not all quests in general. The stones are quite small and almost always hidden away in some nondescript dungeon or sitting on a desk in a some random NPC's house amongst various bits of junk. And once you pick up a stone it can't be removed from your inventory until you've found all 24 of them and completed the associated quest, which is a problem since the stones each have a 0.5 weight value (most other quest items are weightless). Worse still, one of the stones was placed in a spot that becomes completely inaccessible after a certain point, rendering it LostForever.{{Permanently Missable|Content}}. Until the stone was moved by the 1.4 patch, it wasn't uncommon for players to reach the end of the game with up to 11.5 pounds of dead weight taking up space in their inventory. And unlike most quests in the game. You don't get map markers for them. So you have to travel the entire country completely blind searching every single nook&cranny in the ENTIRE game. Unless you use a walk through, or a map marker mod. [[note]] the map marker mod for the stones is one of the highest rated Skyrim mods on the Steam Workshop [[/note]]
21st Dec '16 6:56:14 PM Goldfritha
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* In ''Webcomic/RustyAndCo'', Dorilys for a signature on paperwork for the Games. The AltText points out that being midlevel does not immunize her.
19th Dec '16 7:12:45 AM Ion288
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* ''WebComic/GoldCoinComics'' does this as a sidequest when Lance must undergo a [[http://www.goldcoincomics.com/?id=57 fetch quest]] from an NPC.

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* ''WebComic/GoldCoinComics'' does this as a sidequest when Lance must undergo a [[http://www.goldcoincomics.com/?id=57 fetch quest]] quest from an NPC.
19th Dec '16 7:10:07 AM Ion288
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* ''Battle Of Olympus'' has a few but everything is just a way to get into Tartarus to confront Hades.
12th Dec '16 6:40:24 PM Doug86
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* ''DragonBallZ: The Legacy of Goku II'' has one after Trunks's warning from the future about the Androids. You (at this point of the game, Gohan) and Goku go to West City to meet up with Piccolo near City Hall. Goku can't see Piccolo anywhere so he decides to go to Capsule Corp. Just after he leaves, you find out where Piccolo is. City Hall's courtyard, which is being blocked by a float for the "Hercule Day" parade. You must go get Hercule [[SatiatingSandwich an open faced club sandwich]] because he refuses to start the parade without one. So you go to the sandwich shop, but the owner refuses to make any sandwiches until he's read today's paper. So you go to the newspaper stand and the newspaper salesman isn't there because the local school bus crashed on a field trip leaving four kids, including the newspaper guy's son, lost in the wilderness. You must go out into the wolf and snake infested woods to save the kids. After bringing all four back safely, you finally get your newspaper which you give to the sandwich guy who gives you the sandwich which you give to Hercule. The parade is finally about to start when Hercule ''specifically requested'' that [[WritingAroundTrademarks Eye of the Lion]] be played. There's a fun little callback to this in the sequel, ''Buu's Fury''. It's ten years later, but when you first speak to Hercule as Gohan, he's ''still'' demanding a damn club sandwich -- and then he asks if he knows you from somewhere. (Luckily, you don't get stuck with the job this time.)

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* ''DragonBallZ: ''Anime/DragonBallZ: The Legacy of Goku II'' has one after Trunks's warning from the future about the Androids. You (at this point of the game, Gohan) and Goku go to West City to meet up with Piccolo near City Hall. Goku can't see Piccolo anywhere so he decides to go to Capsule Corp. Just after he leaves, you find out where Piccolo is. City Hall's courtyard, which is being blocked by a float for the "Hercule Day" parade. You must go get Hercule [[SatiatingSandwich an open faced club sandwich]] because he refuses to start the parade without one. So you go to the sandwich shop, but the owner refuses to make any sandwiches until he's read today's paper. So you go to the newspaper stand and the newspaper salesman isn't there because the local school bus crashed on a field trip leaving four kids, including the newspaper guy's son, lost in the wilderness. You must go out into the wolf and snake infested woods to save the kids. After bringing all four back safely, you finally get your newspaper which you give to the sandwich guy who gives you the sandwich which you give to Hercule. The parade is finally about to start when Hercule ''specifically requested'' that [[WritingAroundTrademarks Eye of the Lion]] be played. There's a fun little callback to this in the sequel, ''Buu's Fury''. It's ten years later, but when you first speak to Hercule as Gohan, he's ''still'' demanding a damn club sandwich -- and then he asks if he knows you from somewhere. (Luckily, you don't get stuck with the job this time.)
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