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18th Aug '16 6:51:37 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* ''VideoGame/RFOnline'' consists ''entirely'' of these, one per level. If it wasn't enough to boost you to the next level (and it rapidly stops being so)...[[LevelGrinding too]] [[TheyJustDidntCare bad]].

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* ''VideoGame/RFOnline'' consists ''entirely'' of these, one per level. If it wasn't enough to boost you to the next level (and it rapidly stops being so)...[[LevelGrinding too]] [[TheyJustDidntCare too bad]].
12th Aug '16 4:50:22 PM KamenRiderOokalf
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* ''VideoGame/CastlevaniaOrderOfEcclesia'' took the NPC sidequest ingredient from its predecessor, ''Portrait of Ruin''. Unfortunately, it turned simple fetch quests into a bundle of Twenty Bear Asses.

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* ''VideoGame/CastlevaniaOrderOfEcclesia'' took the NPC sidequest ingredient from its predecessor, ''Portrait ''[[VideoGame/CastlevaniaPortraitOfRuin Portrait of Ruin''.Ruin]]''. Unfortunately, it turned simple fetch quests into a bundle of Twenty Bear Asses.
14th Jul '16 11:07:21 AM DastardlyDemolition
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** There's also the "seeking your roots" quest, and no, its not about discovering any sort of background information on your character. It involves finding 100 nirnroot plants spread through the whole game, for a fairly mediocre reward (a series of potions whose effects a mid level spell caster can replicate in his sleep, and an Nth playthrough player produce as constant effects as early as level 1). Unless the player is shooting for a very long and thorough play through, or is specifically scouring the coastline for them, chances are you won't stumble across anywhere near as many roots as you need for the quest.

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** There's also the "seeking your roots" quest, and no, its not about discovering any sort of background information on your character. It involves finding 100 nirnroot plants spread through the whole game, for a fairly mediocre reward (a series of potions whose effects a mid level spell caster can replicate in his sleep, and an Nth playthrough player produce as constant effects as early as level 1). Unless the player is shooting for a very long and thorough play through, or is specifically scouring the coastline for them, chances are you won't stumble across anywhere near as many roots as you need for the quest. The only "help" this quest has is there's over ''300'' of the plants and they naturally ring and glow to help you find them.
14th Jul '16 11:03:45 AM DastardlyDemolition
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* ''VideoGame/{{Borderlands 2}}'' features a variation of this as an early-game sidequest, where you must collect 4 bullymong pelts by killing them with a melee attack.

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* ''VideoGame/{{Borderlands 2}}'' features a variation of this as an early-game sidequest, sidequest called "Bad Hair Day", where you must collect 4 bullymong Bullymong pelts by killing them with a melee attack.attack. Unlike others, the character(s) that sent you actually have use for the fur. Sir Hammerlock wants the Bullymong fur to "look more badass" where as Claptrap wants the fur to keep his circuits from freezing.
29th Jun '16 8:22:03 AM Jacob175
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* ''VideoGame/{{Elsword}}'' has these as well. Fortunately, the plot-required ones will always drop once you kill the enemy and can usually be completed in just one or two dungeon runs.



* There are a few quests in ''VideoGame/RakenzarnTales'' that require gathering crap for others. Either by the kindness of the programmer or the limits of VideoGame/RPGMaker, these items can be won before you even get the quest and the extras can be sold for cash.



* ''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 WackyCravings. When the Pregnant Heroines get a particularly strong craving 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.
16th Jun '16 5:45:06 PM Tightwire
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This type of quest can frequently not fit in thematically with a story, and could be arbitrarily inserted into any location the player is at ([[UndergroundMonkey Lava Bears, Mist Bears, Greater Bears, Hellbears...]]) as long as there's a bear with the perfect ass required to produce [[EyeOfNewt some kind of magic spell]] or... [[NoodleImplements whatever]]. [[DudeWheresMyRespect It may not make sense for the player characters]] [[TakeYourTime to accept them]], and, in the worst case, may be a form of FakeLongevity.

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This type of quest can frequently not fit in thematically with a story, and could be arbitrarily inserted into any location the player is at ([[UndergroundMonkey Lava Bears, Mist Bears, Greater Bears, Hellbears...]]) as long as there's a bear with the perfect ass required to produce [[EyeOfNewt some kind of magic spell]] or... [[NoodleImplements whatever]]. [[DudeWheresMyRespect It may not make sense for the player characters]] [[TakeYourTime to accept them]], and, in the worst case, may be a form of FakeLongevity.
FakeLongevity comparable to a FetchQuest.
15th Jun '16 11:06:03 PM Onlythrice
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* A flash-based RPG parodied this in which the first mission you got was to collect twenty or so Goblin Ears. Naturally, goblins gave up one or two ears each. After killing about half a dozen Goblins, however, the player would suddenly run into a Goblin ''covered head to toe in ears'', more than enough to complete the quest.
21st May '16 9:58:32 PM BigKlingy
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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.

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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. The main character's ability to see visions of the future actually serves a MundaneUtility purpose here: sometimes when finding a collectable ''before'' taking a quest that requires it, you'll get a vision telling you that item will be useful for a future quest.
19th May '16 9:55:59 AM PhiSat
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** In order to get all the girls' "sexy outfits" in ''VideoGame/TalesOfVesperia'', you must collect several randomly dropped items from monsters, including from a type of monster that only appears in the very center of a deserted island ''at night''. To make matters worse, they are still a rare encounter and the item drop rate is not very high.
19th May '16 9:53:32 AM PhiSat
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** In ''VideoGame/TalesOfDestiny2'', there is a quest requiring you to get a certain species of wolf pelts to burn down overgrowth blocking the path through a forest. While the pelts are an 100% drop, capturing the wolves so you can fight them in the first place is an almost [[ThatOneMission painfully tedious task.]]

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** In ''VideoGame/TalesOfDestiny2'', there is a quest requiring you to get a certain species of wolf pelts to burn down overgrowth blocking the path through a forest. While the pelts are an 100% drop, capturing the wolves so you can fight them in the first place is an almost [[ThatOneMission [[ThatOneLevel painfully tedious task.]]
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