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25th Mar '16 10:22:00 PM DesertDragon
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This sort of quest can draw attention to the inherent FridgeLogic of Random Drops, such as when the drop in question is a vital body part that all monster corpses should have, like a liver, feet, skin, or a ''head''. A flimsy justification is that the body part may have been compromised during the fight. Turns out only ''pristine'' bear asses will do, even when the woodsman just wants twenty bears dead and doesn't actually want to make anything out of the bear asses. That is one picky woodsman. How you kill the bear rarely affects the odds of its ass being ruined, either.

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This sort of quest can draw attention to the inherent FridgeLogic of Random Drops, such as when the drop in question is a vital body part that all monster corpses should have, like a liver, feet, skin, or a ''head''. A flimsy justification is that the body part may have been compromised during the fight. Turns out only ''pristine'' bear asses will do, even when the woodsman just wants twenty bears dead and doesn't actually want to make anything out of the bear asses. That is one picky woodsman. How you kill the bear rarely affects the odds of its ass being ruined, either.
either, so even Priests whose attacks are mental/spiritual rather than physical are not immune to this trope.
19th Mar '16 6:58:08 AM Hossmeister
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18th Mar '16 5:01:47 PM StarSword
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* Parodied again by ''Webcomic/{{Oglaf}}'' [[http://oglaf.com/chamber/ here]]. A local council solicits suggestions on jobs they can give the adventurers who will be passing through come spring, and gets "fetch me thirty buffalo horns" as an answer. After this is amended to "assassinate fifteen buffalo", the first councilor implies he's going to have the guy asking for horns assassinated.
10th Mar '16 4:02:03 PM KatanaCat
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* Most of Team Chaotix's missions in ''VideoGame/SonicHeroes'' are this. Hundreds of rings? Chao? Hermit crabs??
* Various [=NPCs=] in ''VideoGame/GravityFallsLegendOfTheGnomeGemulets'' want Dipper and Mabel to go and find several of some item that they lost one way or other. [[FridgeLogic Somehow]], Wendy's father throwing her cassette tapes out the window on a road trip caused them to be scattered throughout caves, forests and abandoned mines. If the items are found and given to the character, they'll reveal a secret [[note]]such as what they were doing when they lost the items, or an EmbarrassingMiddleName[[/note]].
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** Most of Team Chaotix's missions in ''VideoGame/SonicHeroes'' are this. Hundreds of rings? Chao? Hermit crabs??
15th Jan '16 10:33:40 PM jormis29
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* There are several quests along these lines in ''{{Summoner}}'', such as the gargoyles' blood.

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* There are several quests along these lines in ''{{Summoner}}'', ''VideoGame/{{Summoner}}'', such as the gargoyles' blood.
5th Dec '15 10:07:52 PM CnHGirl
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** If anything is ridiculous from sheer bag-filling potential, it's making a Reborn weapon, They take 30 Lightning Steel Ingots, Living Steel Bars, and 18 Spirits of Harmony. This takes ''84 stacks'' of Ghost Iron and 180 of Motes of Harmony. The starting backpack you have is only 16 stacks.

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** If anything is ridiculous from sheer bag-filling potential, it's making a Reborn weapon, They take 30 Lightning Steel Ingots, Living Steel Bars, and 18 Spirits of Harmony. This takes ''84 stacks'' of Ghost Iron and 180 of Motes of Harmony. The starting backpack you have is only 16 stacks. Fortunately, the most recent expansion lets you stack reagents up to 200, probably because of this kind of situation.
1st Nov '15 10:57:41 AM nombretomado
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* Pops up in the ''QuestForGlory'' series. Certain special potions needed to complete the game require you to gather a list of ingredients. Some utility potions (IE, healing potions/pills) may not even be available for purchase by the player without first harvesting enough of the ingredients for it to be made. For example, the Dispel Potion in ''QuestForGloryI'' requires: green fur, faerie dust, a magic acorn, flying water, and flowers from Erana's Peace). The trick is, some of the ingredients require a bit of creativity to even figure out what it is you need (in the ''Quest for Glory I'' example, [[spoiler: "flying water" refers to water from the nearby Flying Falls: a waterfall where the water appears to be flying when it splashes among the rocks at the base]]) or how to get it ([[spoiler:if you've explored the game world thoroughly before this point, it's pretty obvious you need to get green fur from the Green Meep at Meep's Peep. What's less obvious is that all you have to do is ''ask'' him for some, rather than dig him out of his hole or try to fight him]]).

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* Pops up in the ''QuestForGlory'' ''VideoGame/QuestForGlory'' series. Certain special potions needed to complete the game require you to gather a list of ingredients. Some utility potions (IE, healing potions/pills) may not even be available for purchase by the player without first harvesting enough of the ingredients for it to be made. For example, the Dispel Potion in ''QuestForGloryI'' ''VideoGame/QuestForGloryI'' requires: green fur, faerie dust, a magic acorn, flying water, and flowers from Erana's Peace). The trick is, some of the ingredients require a bit of creativity to even figure out what it is you need (in the ''Quest for Glory I'' example, [[spoiler: "flying water" refers to water from the nearby Flying Falls: a waterfall where the water appears to be flying when it splashes among the rocks at the base]]) or how to get it ([[spoiler:if you've explored the game world thoroughly before this point, it's pretty obvious you need to get green fur from the Green Meep at Meep's Peep. What's less obvious is that all you have to do is ''ask'' him for some, rather than dig him out of his hole or try to fight him]]).
10th Oct '15 3:03:38 AM phineas81707
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* ''VideoGame/{{Xenoblade}}'' follows this fine tradition, adding it with quests where you have to pick up a certain number of shiny collectables from levels that are determined randomly when you walk over them. At least hunting for twenty bear asses means you can selectively kill bears, while the pick-ups all look like shiny orbs. It helps that you rarely have to actually bring the items back: As soon as you have/[[MassMonsterSlaughterSidequest kill]] the required amount, the mission is usually done.

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* ''VideoGame/{{Xenoblade}}'' follows this fine tradition, adding it with quests where you have to pick up a certain number of shiny collectables from levels that are determined randomly when you walk over them. At least hunting for twenty bear asses means you can selectively kill bears, while the pick-ups all look like shiny orbs. It helps that you rarely have to actually bring the items back: As soon as you have/[[MassMonsterSlaughterSidequest kill]] the required amount, the mission is usually done. In addition, most items are traded by various NPCs, so, [[GuideDangIt provided you know where to go]], you can turn all the items that aren't what you want into the ones you do want.
26th Sep '15 4:01:32 PM StFan
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* While it isn't necessarily a rule to collect pirates to join the Seven Warlords of the Sea in ''OnePiece'', as long as said applicant shows their strength to make other pirates fear them, then the World Government may make a pact with them. In this example, [[spoiler: Trafalgar Law]] extracted and delivered 100 pirate hearts to the World Government to achieve Warlord status.

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* While it isn't necessarily a rule to collect pirates to join the Seven Warlords of the Sea in ''OnePiece'', ''Manga/OnePiece'', as long as said applicant shows their strength to make other pirates fear them, then the World Government may make a pact with them. In this example, [[spoiler: Trafalgar [[spoiler:Trafalgar Law]] extracted and delivered 100 pirate hearts to the World Government to achieve Warlord status.



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** And I ''want'' my ''scalps''.




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* Eddie in ''Webcomic/YetAnotherFantasyGamerComic'' illustrates [[http://yafgc.net/?id=248 how]] overdoing "EyeOfNewt" part leads to this.

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* Eddie Eddy the Mage in ''Webcomic/YetAnotherFantasyGamerComic'' illustrates [[http://yafgc.net/?id=248 how]] how overdoing "EyeOfNewt" part [[http://yafgc.net/comic/0248-nuts-to-that-solution/ leads to this.this]].
-->'''Eddy:''' Ah... Dimension-dooring many large objects... We'll need one xorn testicles for each ship... So that's fifty-six xorn testicles...



* ''Literature/SpaceBeasts'' combines this trope with WackyCravings When the Pregnant Heroines get a particularly strong craving they will send the rugged male heroes out and will not let them come home until they have completed the quest. This may not sound like this trope but getting groceries while in the far reaches of the galaxy can be quite difficult and more often then not turns into a life threatening situation. One time Captain Matoaka gets a very strong craving for pickled vegetables and TheHero Ichabod nearly gets killed trying to get them.



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* ''Literature/SpaceBeasts'' combines this trope with WackyCravings When the Pregnant Heroines get a particularly strong craving they will send the rugged male heroes out and will not let them come home until they have completed the quest. This may not sound like this trope but getting groceries while in the far reaches of the galaxy can be quite difficult and more often then not turns into a life threatening situation. One time Captain Matoaka gets a very strong craving for pickled vegetables and TheHero Ichabod nearly gets killed trying to get them.
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24th Sep '15 7:52:26 PM Berrenta
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*** The Sonofa Beach quest, where you must kill 5 Lobsterfrogmen. Made especially annoying by the fact that lobsterfrogmen show up very rarely, and the only way to improve this is a seldom used and difficult to find mechanic. But at least they drop their PlotCoupons 100% of the time. If they don't kill you, that is; and there's a good chance they will kill you, since you're likely to have had [[ForMassiveDamage most of your HP pounded out of you]] automatically by a non-combat event in the same zone.

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*** The Sonofa Beach quest, where you must kill 5 Lobsterfrogmen. Made especially annoying by the fact that lobsterfrogmen show up very rarely, and the only way to improve this is a seldom used and difficult to find mechanic. But at least they drop their PlotCoupons 100% of the time. If they don't kill you, that is; and there's a good chance they will kill you, since you're likely to have had [[ForMassiveDamage most of your HP pounded out of you]] you automatically by a non-combat event in the same zone.
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