A Quest A Thon is a series of quests (about 10-15) which are run in a single day. You can gain a certain number of points from each quest that you come 1st, 2nd or 3rd place in, and possibly win one of the overall prizes at the end. Each individual quest will also award prizes to the winner.
Its quite simple to join - all you have to do is mudmail Rafo saying that you wish to participate in the QuestAThon. In general, most of the quests will be playable by 40/50+ multies, but some can be played by the lower levels.
We have many different types of quests, and are always looking for more to add to the play-list. If you have any ideas, comments, or suggestions please contact Rafo, Rengrave, Sin, or Bump. Lemmings Lemmings is the classical game of hit as many DT's as possible in a given amount of time. Scalp Hunt Your mission is to find as many mobs as possible who match a given description, kill them, and then scalp them. Find The Imm An invis immortal will hide in a room in the MUD, and players will have to search for him. The immortal in hiding will give out clues to his whearabouts. Hide And Seek This is a Find The Imm of a different type; the players are in charge. 3-4 mortals will hide, and a Quest Leader will split the remaining mortals into groups of 3/4. These groups will then proceed to try and find the hidden mortals. A Quest Master (also a mort) will give out clues. Easter Egg Hunt Easter eggs will be scattered about the MUD, and it will be up to you to find them. The person with the most eggs after a given time will win. Jeopardy A MUD trivia contest where players are given a choice of MUD related questions of different point values. There are usually two rounds with questions where players may wager points based on confidence. Capture The Flag (CTF) CTF has also been called arena rugby. A flag will be placed in the middle of the arena, and two teams compete to get the flag to the other's base. Scattergories A MUD knowledge contest where questers are given a different category every 30 seconds. Participants must think of something that fits within the given category while trying not to think of the same answer as somebody else. Mug The Mob A mob with a few pieces of eq will be placed somewhere in the MUD, and it is up to you to find and kill this mob, gaining his eq. Clues will be given by the immortal running the quest. Total Carnage Description forthcoming. (Ask Silvara!) Eliminator Participating players will be placed in an extremely high level aggressive area. Last one alive in the zone wins. Arena Tournament 2 on 2 arena fighting! A knock-out tournament. Tourism Certain rooms are designated as "tourist sites" every other tick. Tourists must try and find a room in the mud that matches the site description given as quickly as possible. Souvenirs (prizes) are given out to the tourist who manages to visit the most sites. Fugitives Like Tourism except that certain mobs are designated as "escaped convicts" every other tick. Hunters must try and find a mob in the mud that matches the criminal description given as quickly as possible. Bounties (prizes) are given out to the hunter who manages to capture the most fugitives. Food Drive People try to collect as much food as possible for starving citizens in famine stricken cities within a given time period. Food collected may be judged by number or by weight.
QuestBOT is a character which helps the immortals run quests and give results to the players. As of QB V1.2 you can tell him the following commands: status This command will give you the status of the current quest - What it is and when it will start. schedule This will give a listing of the quests which will be played, and what time they are on at. Usually, this will only be available on the day of the Quest-A-Thon. quests This will give a list of all the valid quests. quest_name Substitute quest_name with the name of a quest and QuestBOT will give you a description of it. results This will show who came 1st, 2nd, and 3rd (if applicable) in the last quest. points This will give a list of all points players currently have. immlist This will show the people who are able to use QuestBOTs admin commands. news This will detail all new features and improvements to QuestBOT. version This will tell you QuestBOTs current version. It is currently V1.2 idea You may "tell questbot idea: <your_idea>" to add your comments or suggestions about QuestBOT.