The astute adventurer will realize that, in the Quest Log, alphabetical order reigns supreme. While this can be useful for overall organization, it can also be frustrating when you have a series of tasks that need to be completed in order, but are scattered all over your quest log by the whims of the alphabet.
But until we get a fully re-orderable quest log up and running (it’s in the works, we promise!), alphabetical order is secretly your GREATEST ALLY. Because, although it might not SEEM like it, alphabetical order actually gives you a great deal of control about where tasks appear in your Quest Log. Here are a few tips and tricks you can use to take your Quest Log organization to the next level!
(NOTE: all of the tricks I’m going to talk about in this post work for tasks, quests, and odysseys. For the sake of brevity, rather than typing tasks/quests/odysseys every time, I’m just going to say “tasks.” Cool? Cool.)
- To make tasks appear in a specific order, just add numbers in front of them! BUT if your list is going to have more than nine tasks, make sure you number like this: 01, 02, 03… 10, 11, 12, &etc. This will keep your list in the order you want it. Click here to see an example of good numbering versus troubled numbering.
- To bump a task to the very top of your quest log, add a space before the task name. You won’t be able to SEE the space, but it will affect the alphabetical hierarchy. The more spaces you add, the higher up in the hierarchy you bump the task: tasks with five spaces will appear above tasks with four spaces, which will appear above tasks with three spaces, and so on. Here’s an example of using spaces to organize your Quest Log.
- Another method for bumping a task up in the quest log is to use a symbol before the task name. The more symbols, the higher up the list a task will appear. Note: different symbols have different places in the alphabetical hierarchy, as seen in the graphic below. Also, beware of ^ and _ (underscore), because these symbols will actually bump your task to the BOTTOM of the quest log! For a somewhat ridiculously comprehensive look at how symbols can help you organize your tasks, click here.
- Tasks that are unaffiliated with any quest or odyssey will ALWAYS appear at the very top of the quest log. If you want to keep something RIGHT IN FRONT OF YOU, keeping the task unaffiliated might be your best option. You can always go back and add it to a quest later on.
With these tips and tricks added to your adventurer’s kit, you’re ready to take on anything the world can throw at you!