I’m thinking of starting over due to general mistakes and honestly just for the fun of starting at the same time as a group of friends. Something we had noticed last time our little group did a runthrough of this game is that you can skip ahead on these quests completing them in advance (early example being leveling Warlord to level 5) without them being tracked at any given point. There seem to be a set order that kinda conflicts with what the game want you to do. Image being a good example which is like about 6 hours into the game though the mail with the 5 goblins as part of the ascend tutorial is something you can do within the first few minutes. The quests not working retroactively make sense, don’t blame the devs for that at all.
My question is what happens if someone got Warlord level 5 before the quest? Does it skip the quest outright or do you still stealthily get rewarded for it and we just never noticed it? It would help us to avoid “skipping ahead” on some parts of the game as it is honestly annoying enough that quests doesn’t work retroactively as it is. If we still get the rewards we can say ignore the “level two troops to level 5” until we actually get something that we would want without the fear of doing too much of any given kingdom that could been part of a quest.
The orders of the quests to be honest seem kinda out of order, may it be intentional to pad out newbies list of tasks as part of the prolonged tutorial or not. A simple suggestion is that most mobile games games generally give you a list of at least 3 quests you can do at any time (if not give out a whole achievement-like list of things you can do at any given time) and copying what they do wouldn’t hurt as it would only allow the players have more options and avoid skipping out on rewards (assuming you do miss out on the rewards). You can’t really expect everybody to play the game exactly the same or hold themselves back because it isn’t the suggested time to level quite yet. I personally feel players should never be “punished” for doing what the game would later suggest anyway. Overall I feel the questline have a hard time keeping up with the newbies, not the other way around which is a real shame. A small QoL update to add a full questlist could do wonders for any newcomers.
Sorry for the mini-rant but I’m honestly just curious about my question and don’t feel like making a throwaway account just to test it. Kinda hoping someone already know the answer or tested it themselves once before already.