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Questing Guide Rsz_co12
Name : The Administrator
Epithet : The Admin
Age : 9001
Race : Artificial Intelligence
Faction : Administration
Crew : Administrators
Ship : The Administering
Crew Position : Administrator
Devil Fruit : Admin Admin no Mi
Haki Level : 9
Attack (ATK) : 9001
Defense (DEF) : 9001
Reflex (RX) : 9001
Willpower (WP) : 9001
Level : 9001
Experience Points : 9001
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PostSubject: Questing Guide   Questing Guide EmptySun Dec 11, 2016 4:28 am

Questing Guide



This is where you can find information regarding the questing system of the site.
If you'd like to apply for a quest, please visit the Quest Requests thread.
Quest Categories



Quests are the primary method of progression in Revival Dawn. These quests are categorized into four different classes: Episodes, Arcs, Sagas, World Events. The first three categories are differentiated by the number of characters and threads they involve, and the effects they have on the world post-completion. Arcs and sagas must have inter-connecting plot lines and characters, otherwise they will be treated as distinct episodes.

Participation limit: You can participate in as many episodes as you can handle at the same time, however, you may only participate in up to a maximum of two arcs simultaneously, and one saga. You may not simultaneously participate in quests in different seas. For example: If you have an ongoing quest in Paradise, any new quest until that quest ends must take place in Paradise. The only exceptions to this rule are world events.

Note: The rewards of arcs and sagas are given once every thread involved in them is completed and graded.


Episodes


Minimum number of threads required: 1
Minimum Player Characters: 1
Minimum Total Posts per Thread: 10 per player
Base rewards: +50 EXP, +250k*(character level) berries


Arcs


Minimum number of threads required: 3
Minimum Player Characters: 2
Minimum Total Posts per Thread: 9 per player
Base rewards: +250 EXP, +800k*(character level) berries


Sagas


Minimum number of threads required: 5
Minimum Player Characters: 3
Minimum Total Posts per Thread: 8 per player
Base rewards: +500 EXP, +1,500k*(character level) berries


World Events


World Events are special events that are organized by the staff members, and drive the plot of the world forward. Each world event will have unique rewards and requirements, and the performance of the participants will be one of the biggest factors in determining its outcome and rewards.


Quest Difficulties



The difficulty of a quest is determined by the difference in levels between the player and the quest boss they will fight in that quest.

There are nine difficulty levels altogether, and they are categorized as follows:
+4: The boss is at least 20 levels higher than the player.
+3: The boss is 15 levels higher than the player.
+2: The boss is 10 levels higher than the player.
+1: The boss is 5 levels higher than the player.
+0: The boss is the same level as the player.
-1: The boss is 5 levels lower than the player.
-2: The boss is 10 levels lower than the player.
-3: The boss is 15 levels lower than the player.
-4: The boss is at least 20 levels lower than the player.

For Arcs and Sagas, each thread before the final one must at least have a “mini-boss” which is two difficulties lower than the quest boss (quest boss typically appears in the final thread, though you may choose to fight them sooner). These mini-bosses do not need to be defeated for the quest to proceed further, they simply need to be engaged in combat at least once per thread. The final quest bosses do need to be defeated to gain rewards for that difficulty.

Depending on the difficulty of the boss, players may be required to take on their own bosses to earn their quest rewards:

+4: Up to 4 players (and their NPCs) and can fight a single +4 boss to qualify for that difficulty multiplier.
+3: Up to 3 players (and their NPCs) and can fight a single +3 boss to qualify for that difficulty multiplier.
+2: Up to 2 players (and their NPCs) and can fight a single +2 boss to qualify for that difficulty multiplier.
+1 and below: Each player must have their own +1 or below boss to qualify for that difficulty multiplier.
Note: The level of the boss for the multipliers are based on the highest level player fighting that boss. (e.g. If a level 20 and a level 15 player take on a level 30 boss, the difficulty bonus will be +2 for both characters.)

When teaming up against a boss of a certain difficulty, all players who dealt at least (or very, very close to) 20% damage to the boss will gain the rewards for that difficulty. The boss "kill" for important world position requirements and such is granted to the player that deals the most damage to the boss.

Note: Any Logia users will not gain positive difficulty bonuses from bosses under level 20.


Difficulty reward multipliers


The rewards of quests will be multiplied based on the difficulty of the quests using the following chart. When rewarding players at the end of the thread, each player’s reward will be calculated individually based on their own difficulty level (based on the quest boss they defeated).
+4: +200%
+3: +100%
+2: +50%
+1: +25%
+0: +0%
-1: -10%
-2: -25%
-3: -50%
-4: -75%


Defeating a higher difficulty boss or retreating after a defeat


On higher difficulty quests, it may sometimes take several attempts to defeat the boss. In cases like these, if a player is knocked out, they will earn a +15% to their difficulty reward multiplier for every knock out they suffer up to a maximum of +45%.

If a player has not defeated an opponent by their fourth knockout, they must retreat from the quest. A player is also free to retreat from a quest at any time once the boss fight begins. (They must still conclude the thread RP wise to explain their escape.)

However, if they retreat from a quest without defeating the boss, their difficulty reward multiplier will be reset to +0%, and they will simply earn the base amount of EXP for that quest category. (They must still meet the minimum post requirement to qualify for a quest reward.)


Quest Failure
If you escape from your final boss and finish the quest without defeating him, your quest difficulty will default to +0 unless it is already lower than +0, in which case the rewards will be degraded to one difficulty below. However, for quests +3 or below, if you fight the boss at least twice and lose, you may still get the full difficulty multiplier bonus (see sections below) if you get a Quality Score of S. If you get a quality score of A, you will receive a multiplier for one difficulty lower than the one your quest was set to.

Quest Grading



Each quest must be graded by a mod before its rewards can be handed out. Quests can take up to two weeks (and maybe more) to grade, depending on their lengths, especially in the case of arcs and sagas. So, some patience will be required on the players' end when awaiting the results of a grading.

The rewards of quests can vary depending on two major factors: roleplaying quality and writing quality.

Roleplaying quality: This grading factor involves player avoiding general pitfalls in RPs such as metagaming and godmodding. The smoother your interactions are with your fellow participants in your posts, the better this part of the score will be.

Writing & story quality: Needless to say, the quality of the actual content of your posts will be judged with a critical eye by the graders. This part of the score will vary depending on how well you write, and how immersive your content is. Keep in mind that you don't have to be a highly-skilled writer to obtain a decent quality score. An engaging story with interesting character development is just as important!


Quality Score Multipliers


There are seven different levels of quality scores, and the reward multipliers will vary depending on these.

S: (+100%) Exceptional writing with a highly compelling plot; topped with solid characters and good character development.
A: (+50%) Good writing with an engaging plot; interesting characters and some character development.
B: (+25%) Decent writing with at least a somewhat interesting plot.
C: (+0%) Readable writing with an okay-ish plot. Little to no character development.
D: (-15%) Hard-to-read writing with an acceptable plot.
E: (-50%) Hard-to-read writing and a completely uninteresting (or random and difficult-to-follow) plot.
F: (-90%) Extremely poor writing and plot. (If scoring this grade, please discuss with the grader whether there are any efforts you could apply to your future threads to improve your grading.)
~: (+25%) The quality of the beginning of the quest was satisfying. However, the grader did not have enough time to finish reading your quest within two weeks of submission. The grader will be required to read through your quest at a later point in time. When this full grading is completed, if your quality score was higher than B, your rewards will be updated accordingly. If not, then you will keep your +25% multiplier.


Quest Length Multipliers


If you go over the minimum number of required posts, you will be eligible for an added "length" bonus. This length multiplier is calculated as follows and then added to your total quest rewards.

Length Multiplier (LM) = 0.25 * [{(Total Number of Posts) / (Required Number of Posts)} - 1]

Note: The Length Multiplier is only applied if you have at least 3 more posts per thread (on average) than the minimum required posts for that quest category.

Quest Reward Calculations



The reward calculation of a quest uses this simple formula once completed:
Subtotal EXP Reward = BR + (DM*BR) + (QM*BR)
Total EXP Reward = Subtotal + LM*Subtotal

Subtotal Monetary Reward = (LVL*BR) + (DM*LVL*BR) + (QM*LVL*BR)
Total Monetary Reward = Subtotal + LM*Subtotal

BR: Base Reward earned from a type of quest (i.e. Episode, Arc, Saga).
DM: Difficulty Multiplier percentage.
QM: Quality Score Multiplier percentage.
LM: Quest Length Multiplier.
LVL: The level of the character after completing this quest.

Note: Each player's reward calculation is done separately with their own multipliers; this is also done to account for the varying player levels.

Calculation Example: If a level 50 character completed a +1 difficulty saga without exceeding the minimum required post counts and received a quality score of A, their final reward would be calculated as follows:
{[500 XP] + [25% of 500 XP] + [50% of 500 XP] =} 875 XP
{[1,500k*50] + [25% of (1,500k*50)] + [50% of (1,500k*50)] =} 131,250,000 (131 million and 250k) berries.


Social RP



Revival Dawn supports social threads and seeks to provide players with rewards for the time they spend in them. However, as social RPs do not involve the risk that comes with completing quests, the rewards for such threads will be multiplied by the -4 difficulty multiplier if the thread meets an Episode's post requirements. There will also be no quality bonus rewards as the graders will not be reading the thread before assigning rewards. Socials are eligible for length bonuses though.
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