#242 – “Quest Complete”

..or is it?

Now with Cataclysm out and about, I’ve found myself in a position where I can look at where Blizzard decided to take the events from vanilla World of Warcraft and compare that to where I decided to take Beyond the Tree and more fully gauge the differences. What parts might go the same way, what parts might not.. there are both advantages and disadvantages to it, and it’ll be interesting to see what the response will be like, further down the line.


15 Responses to “#242 – “Quest Complete””

  1. 1 Iscarti
    December 13, 2010 at 00:41


  2. December 13, 2010 at 00:58

    Oh snap! It’s a ransom note to Areen that they’ve captured Areen’s Lightsworn Priestess twin sister!

    To the rescue!!

  3. 3 LolDrood
    December 13, 2010 at 03:21

    “What? No! We were looking for Edward McCleft! Oh my god, what have you done!?”

  4. 4 Fokker
    December 13, 2010 at 06:18

    Like someone else stated before, you can have a second copy of WoW on your computer, you just don’t patch it. Might be a little bit tricky to make WoW map viewer to use that certain copy, but it is possible.

    Great page as always.

  5. December 13, 2010 at 11:32

    Look sir, we found another Mcguffin!

  6. 6 telaani
    December 13, 2010 at 13:22

    ‘Uhm UHM, according to this thing, Cookie was the mastermind behind the whole thing.’

  7. 7 Jacob
    December 13, 2010 at 13:43

    Ah yes.. the unsent letters.

    Onto Duskwood!

  8. 9 Udûn-Khadgar
    December 13, 2010 at 21:43

    As former vanilla player, and one that knows his story lines, I must add a little note… Stoutmantle and VanCleef were childhood frieds. For the total picture it doesn’t matter though, still a great story.

    Keep it up!

    • 10 Nhani
      December 13, 2010 at 22:05

      Actually, no – Gryan Stoutmantle and Edwin VanCleef has little to do with one another beyond their mutual – but opposite – interest in the state of Westfall. The person you’re thinking of is Mathias Shaw, leader of the SI:7 – who wasn’t only Edwin’s childhood friend, but also the person who taught him his skills in combat, stealth and assassination.

      In fact, in the old vanilla quest line leading to the kill VanCleef quest includes a stop by Shaw to find out who’s behind it all. The way the quest line goes, it’s implied that Gryan knows of Edwin, but never knew him personally.

      I toyed for a bit with having Gryan recognize Edwin’s face rather than being told the name, but ultimately it felt like it’d be a little too much a stretch.

  9. 11 Udûn-Khadgar
    December 14, 2010 at 11:00

    Ah yeah, you’re right… It’s been too long I guess. Very well, excuse me for making a useless interruption =). I remember my old visit’s to SI:7 a little better now.

    Nevertheless, keep it up! Would be a shame to miss it =)

  10. 12 Udûn-Khadgar
    December 14, 2010 at 11:01

    P.S. Wonder why I messed up those 2… couldn’t have been a match in appearance, that’s for sure!

  11. December 14, 2010 at 11:17

    “Well? What does it read?”

    “It’s some kind of manuscript. ‘Our first day went as well as one can expect first days to go. Most of our time was preoccupied with making the necessary arrangements to establish a base camp. I located an ideal setting by a freshwater river inlet. Judging by the old, abandoned docks nearby, this site was inhabited sometime ago. As for the original inhabitants, only time can tell that tale.’ There appear to be some pages missing though.”

  12. 15 Gorrefrog
    December 15, 2010 at 05:04

    Cant wait for the next page :D
    I realy do love ur work, its beyond amazing :d

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