Rant on impossible quests and quests that are not fun!
I just did a 4 task and got booted from the owner's room after i asked where the third icon is. So here is some observations on quests.
Not everyone has a state of the art computer or good vision. Not everyone can find the atom that is hidden on a red rug. Not everyone even knows what an icon is.
Quest makers need to ask why only 4 to 10 people can do their "easy quests". i did one quest that took me 5 hours and I came in 9th place. i thought questing was supposed to be fun even if it is challenging, fun is the key. Spending more that 5 minutes on average per task that is easy or 15 minutes on a challenging quest is asking too much.
Prizes do not bother me but if I spend an hour trying to find an icon then I better get a good prize. I play quests for the fun usually but am so burned out on quests that I do not even do friends'a quest any more.
Quest owners should know their quests are too difficult when players are in their room offering quest pins, retired furniture, gold, 50th, and more to get the answer. People should not be begging you for the answers especially when it comes to hidden icons. IT IS WRONG to put the icon down then put furniture over it so people cannot find it let alone get to it.
Quest owners should wonder why only a few friends have gotten the quest done.
I love quests as a maker and a user. it is fun to test yourself but when you have to stand in line to get into the quest maker's room, when you have to use a teleporter that is blocked by other guests, when icons are hidden, when clues are vague, and when people are quitting, crying and begging for answer should not the quest maker think twice about how much fun really is in the quest.
This is not just aimed at one person but all the past quests that i have burned out on. There are so many. Yes I even had to edit a quest of mine because players did not understand wording. VMK has given us a new twist on ride making and rooms so lets use it to have fun.
Churchy aka Captainbluetoes.