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Tips & Tricks: Organizing Your Quest Log

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!

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PSA: Odyssey Creation

Do you long to embark on a glorious odyssey, but can’t quite figure out how to do it? Worry not, adventurers! Creating a new odyssey is a snap!

  • Step 1: Create a new quest, OR go to the quest management page of an existing quest.
  • Step 2: Locate the “Odyssey” dropdown menu.
  • Step 3: Click “NEW ODYSSEY”. Enter your new odyssey’s name in the field that appears.
  • Step 4: Click the ‘Save’ button.

Et viola! You’ve created a brand new odyssey, into which you can sort any new or existing quests.

A helpful visual aid for locating the odyssey creation option.

A helpful visual aid for locating the odyssey creation option.

(Okay, yeah, we admit that it’s a little… clunky. The issue is, the way that the database is set up right now prohibits the creation of “empty” odysseys. The reason that you can only create an odyssey through a quest is that this automatically guarantees that at least one quest will exist in the odyssey. We hope to one day eliminate this restriction and allow odysseys to be created on their own!)