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- 2- I think the structure (in the sense of dots and numbers) at Limlight Gorge Quests can be represented easier and it has a few minor mistakes. If you don't mind Magill/RTC, I will correct some mistakes on that page [according to our dot/number guidelines - the informative and non-beautiful guidelines :)].
- 3- Magill, I don't know about any quest which has an prerequisite of the form "Quest-A OR Quest-B". That would definitely break the picture of questchains I had in mind and this would require the points If the quest has a prerequisite, add a box for Quest Chain and spit it out Zimoon posted above.
Hmmm... #2 -- Yes, that's part of the problem/issue. Depending upon where you start, the number of quests available actually changes. Note that this is Quests you accept, not quests you complete. And, if you don't start by leaving via the back gate of Stangard, you loose one quest.
And, part of the problem is the fact that the WIKI "#" nomenclature doesn't work correctly -- I.e. Starting numbering over again with a different seed number, as you can with html. There is also the question of sequence -- as in ... If you do the Prospector's Shack sequence before the Sawmill, then th quest numbered 5 (A tangled mess) is no longer number 5, but number ?8? -- and the three "Poor Prospects" quests are themselves a chain, not sub-quests of another, the way the previous 5 finding the Dwarf quests are.
Which leads directly into #3 -- if you complete certain quests, which had a preceding quest, not necessarily a "pre-requisite" quest, that preceding quest disappears.
The pre-requisite quest for A Tangled Mess -- is either NO prerequisite or The Limlight Mill. This same pattern is true for Poor Prospects: Wandering Menace and for A Venomous Culprit. All three series of quests can be started in either of two locations. That is what I was trying to explain in the narrative portion of the listing.
Commenting somewhat unstructured:
- Actually there are several quests in for example the North Downs which have either A or B or C. I think, but cannot find one right now, that have quest A and quest B.
- I have not come across a situation where numbering broke, but it is sometimes very tricky and requires some "empty" # along the line. A bit too tricky in my opinion. However, worse is that * and # indent differently, hence the outcome may be veeeeeeeeeeery unintuitive.
Now again, you are discussing subjects that pertain to certain quests (or chains), go back and do that at the quests these comments relates to. This thread is supposed to be about general guidelines and make them work globally. Short and crisp examples are great, but not a discussion about the examples, that just pollute the overall goal with this thread. Thanks.