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Do you read quest text in WoW?

TheScavengerTheScavenger Member EpicPosts: 3,321
edited August 2018 in World of Warcraft
Curious how many get into the lore of WoW and read quest text. I know a lot of it is also voiced and story outside the game, but I wonder how many (on MMORPG.com) actually read the quest text from the random quests in the game?

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Do you read quest text in WoW?
  1. Do you read quest text in WoW?49 votes
    1. Yes
    2. No
    3. Sometimes
    4. No answer/voting to see poll results


  • FrodoFraginsFrodoFragins Member EpicPosts: 4,848
    edited August 2018
    I generally dont read quests in any MMORPG unless they don't have a quest tracker.  I prefer games that take the time to add voice acting.
  • HeraseHerase Member RarePosts: 993
    edited August 2018
    Only if I know it's part of the main story or adds to the overall lore, tend to skip ones about Urgan and he's lost prized sheep
  • MadFrenchieMadFrenchie Member LegendaryPosts: 8,505
    It depends upon my mood and if the in-game cinematics/scripted content pique my interest.

  • SovrathSovrath Member LegendaryPosts: 29,200
    I pretty much always read quest text though I'm a bit "over" quests. Not my preferred way to play.
  • GameolioDanGameolioDan Member UncommonPosts: 50
    edited August 2018
    Can't say I spent too much time reading the quest text in the past. But I've been recording a couple videos on World of Warcraft lately and absolutely love reading the text these days.
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  • GaladournGaladourn Member RarePosts: 1,810
    Sometimes, mainly when it was part of an important quest chain and mainly in vanilla...
  • rpmcmurphyrpmcmurphy Member EpicPosts: 3,497
    Yes, cannot imagine playing it as a checklist simulator.
  • deniterdeniter Member RarePosts: 1,371
    I've played WoW from 2005 to 2010 and then kept playing on various private servers to the date. I only browse through the quest texts to find out where i have to go and what to do and i do the same in other MMOs as well.
  • cheyanecheyane Member LegendaryPosts: 7,536
    Why wouldn't you ? I mean what is the point of playing a game if you cannot even be bothered to read the quests?
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  • hallucigenocidehallucigenocide Member RarePosts: 1,015
    i didn't always but since i found that Immersion addon i do.  it's just more enjoyable when it's not just a wall of text.

    I had fun once, it was terrible.

  • SBFordSBFord Former Associate EditorMember LegendaryPosts: 33,126
    First time through in a new expansion OR after a long time and when leveling an alt, yes. After that, no.


  • Gobstopper3DGobstopper3D Member RarePosts: 883
    Each time, every time.  The only reason I play any mmorpg is for the story otherwise there is no point in me playing it.

    I would say for me, BFA has the best story/cinematics in any expansion to date on the alliance side.  It started kind of slow for me, but got much better as I went on.  I have only played the horde side up to arriving in the new lands.  Finished up the alliance so now moving on to Horde.

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  • KenlogKenlog Member CommonPosts: 6
    I have read quest text in WoW when i was playing at the time called "classic wow" now. It didn't have the heavy load as it has now and actually getting into the world and characters was fun back then, now there is no point i feel like thousands of quests do not give anything interesting apart from some uninteresting side business filler. :blush:
  • El-HefeEl-Hefe Member UncommonPosts: 760
    Depends how stoned I am.

    I've got the straight edge.

  • Octagon7711Octagon7711 Member LegendaryPosts: 8,968
    Sometimes as others say.  I'm spoiled by voice acting.

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  • DijonCyanideDijonCyanide Member UncommonPosts: 586
    First time through yes.  Afterwards, usually not unless it is to decide another choice if that is an option.
  • ArglebargleArglebargle Member RarePosts: 2,920
    I read all the quest texts, but doing so in WoW quickly convinced me that it was not my game.  Really poor writing when I tried it.

    If there's no story/lore, I might as well go play tictactoe.

    If you are holding out for the perfect game, the only game you play will be the waiting one.

  • TheocritusTheocritus Member EpicPosts: 7,860
    Except for the guy taking an arrow to the knee I dont remember reading any of it
  • bonzoso21bonzoso21 Member UncommonPosts: 374
    I read every quest the first time or if I don't remember doing it before, and I'll do one better: if it's a quest that seems like it has an impact on the overall story and may trigger cutscenes or a big fight, and there's a bunch of other people around zerging all the mobs, I'll stop and wait for them to finish and move on before doing it myself rather than take part in the zerg and have the experience trivialized. I've always been a book reader; it's the stories and characters that make games memorable to me...I couldn't stay interested if it was just an endless loop of combat, inventory management, and watching bars fill up.
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  • lahnmirlahnmir Member LegendaryPosts: 4,013
    Ohh definitely, I read all of it, especially when its a lot of text. I think it is great and interesting and I most definitely don't zone out halfw....... ............................. ................... ......................

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