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NewbieInfo: Global Quests

Help Global Quests

Global quests are similar to campaigns and standard quests.  Everyone in a
global quest is given a list of up to 15 different targets to kill (with
the possibility of multiple instances of a target).  The first player to
kill all the targets wins the rewards.

There are multiple gquest cycles - one that anyone can join, a cycle only 
for people who have won less than or equal to 10 gquests and a cycle for
less than or equal to 200 wins.

If a global quest is completed before 10 minutes have passed and there is
someone else still in the global quest, it will be extended by 5 more 
minutes to give people a chance to get a few extra qp mobs.  Finishing all 
the mobs in the gquest in extended time does not give you the gquest "win" 
rewards - just the qp from the mob kills. If all the remaining people in the 
GQ kill all the targets it will end immediately.

Your main interface with the global quest system is via the 'gquest'
command; see 'help gquest' for more information on how to use this command.

The 'global' channel announces all upcoming gquests, and you will not see
any other information on the channel unless you are participating in the
current gquest.  This channel is not available when a gquest is not running.
When a quest is active, only people in the quest can talk on this channel.

While you are taking part in a global quest, certain skills and spells will
not work, or may not work as you are used to.

You may only win a maximum of three global quests per level. Therefore, 
once you win three global quests at your current level, you simply need to
reach the next level, where you will once again be allowed to win up to 
three global quests. There is also a limit of 100 kills per level at 
which you will stop being rewarded for individual global quest kills.

A set of rules explaining what actions are and are not allowed regarding
Global Quests can be reviewed in 'help gqrules'.  Clans-sponsored global
quests are no longer available.

Help Gquest

Syntax: gquest <join|quit|info|check|complete|progress|history|ranges>
'Gquest' is the main command used by players to join and take part in 
global mud-wide quests (gquests), explained in 'help global quests'.

The following commands are available at any time:

Gquest list    : Show currently running global quests.

Gquest info    : See rewards available, duration, time to start and 
                other general details on the current global quest.
                If multiple global quests are running you will need to
                enter the global quest number.

Gquest history : Shows a list of all gquest results since reboot- the
                time completed, level ranges, winning player, and amount
                of time taken. Gq history [number] will show the full
                details of that global quest. Note that you can also
                do 'global -h [gquest #]' to see the channel history
                from that global quest.

Gquest ranges  : Displays the list of global quest level ranges and whether
                each has already run in the current cycle.

Global quests are announced to all players within the gquest's level range
that have the 'global' channel turned on.  Once announced, there is a short
delay before the gquest actually starts.  During this time, you may type
'gquest join' in order to actually join the gquest.  You must be online 
when the gquest is first announced in order to participate, and must join 
in order to receive any rewards or credit towards the gquest. Quitting the
game will remove you from the gquest and / or eligibility to join.

Once under way, the following options are available:

Gquest info    : Shows information listed in 'gquest info' above.  If you
                  are within the gquest level range, also shows the mobs
                  required to complete the gquest.

Gquest check    : If participating, this shows you what mobs are still
                  needed to complete the gquest. If not currently
                  participating in a gquest, this shows how many gquests
                  you are still eligible to win at your current level (up
                  to a maximum of three wins are available per level).

Gquest brief    : Shorter version of 'gquest check'.

Gquest complete : Completes the gquest and collects the reward when all
                  mobiles are collected.  Automated mob-only gquests will 
                  complete automatically if you kill the last mobile 
                  before any other participants.

Gquest progress : Shows the current gquest participants, their levels, and
                  number of mobiles remaining.  This is visible to anyone.

Gquest quit    : Removes you from the current global quest. You keep any 
                  QP rewards earned so far but will be unable to rejoin.
                  Quitting the game while on a global quest is the same
                  as doing a 'gquest quit'.

Note- Keep in mind that some skills/spells will not work as expected while
you are participating in a global quest.

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