I just joined in to write down a bug report on a quest I encountered but after searching the web and the forums here things here are not so easy.
First to say: I'm new to DF and don't have the background and the technical knowledge of how the game handles things, so please be patient =).
I love quest logs, journal entries and the notification system of the game but most of the time they are confusing.
Let's start with the first quest: Lady Brisiena.
Why is this quest still active in my Journal after I have met her in a tavern? The last Journal entry
marks this quest as finished according to the UESP wiki. Should it not be moved to Finished Quests?I met with Lady Brisienna in a tavern room. She told me that the three major powers of the Iliac bay are Daggerfall, Wayrest, and Sentinel. If I am to investigate the mystery of Lysandus' ghost, I should start by speaking with the royal families of these fiefdoms.
The second thing is the letter I have got from Princess Morgiah inviting me to meet her in Castle Wayrest. Even after finishing her first quest Morgiah's Wedding this invitation letter is still in my inventory. Should it not be gone like other quest items after they are finished?
Later I have recieved a pop-up message:
This card does not apper in the inventory. Only by searching the web I found out it's an invitation card to Morgiah's Wedding. How I was supposed to know? Did I miss something? There is no quest log entry for this. What I should do now?A young lad with the Rose of Wayrest embroidered on his surcoat appears at your side, hands you an engraved card, and disappears.
The wedding card bug has been reported since several years. Could a more consisten quest flow be implemented? How about adding the text from pop-ups to the journal like the dialogue function Copy to Logbook? I realy like this function.
There should be a more stringent way for the quest flow like:
1. A pop-up message with a Copy to Logbook feature.
2. A letter/card/ invitation in my inventory if mentioned in the pop-up.
3. A entry in the Quest Log after I have read the letter in my inventory or met the requirements of the pop-up message (meeting someone for instance)
4. Now the item from 2. should dissapear.
5. After finishing the quest it should be moved into the Finished Quests Log.
I know what you're thinking: Aha, Mr Smartypants want's to teach us how it works =)
Don't missunderstand this as ranting, I belive you all have done a marvelous job with DFU.
Maybe I just don't get it by now, maybe it's a good idea for a mod or maybe I have found a bug worth reporting.
In the last case I can provide some saves. I'm using:
DFU Alpha 0.10.4
So that's all. Maybe someone could give me a heads up how to handle quests progression, especially the Morgiah's Wedding card one.