Sunday, May 28, 2017

Breath of the Wild Adventure Log, Entry 35

Today I finished another milestone in the game: completing all side quests. I was missing two of them and since I didn't want to look them up on the internet, it took me quite some time to find them. Well, one I could locate methodically, but the other really was just found after running around aimlessly for one week.

The Fickle Goron

The first side quest was called "Death Mountain's Secret" and I found this relatively quickly after the last entry, about one week ago. I counted, how many side quests there were in each individual village and I noticed that Goron City didn't have all that many. So, I decided to search the area.

And that's when I found that Dugby, a Goron Kid at the Goron Hot Springs, actually shows a red exclamation mark, when you approach him. However, nothing really happens, when you talk to him. He mentions something that he said in the hot spring and whether you understood it or not, but he never repeats it and he never goes back into the hot spring. It doesn't create an entry in the Side Quest menu and I was at loss, what I'm supposed to do here.

At first I thought that I had to listen to him from a hidden position, similar to how it's done in a few other side quests. But that doesn't work. I even tried positioning the nearby minecart on the tracks right above the Goron kid, so I could listen from there. But no results.

I got really frustrated with this, trying to figure it out for about two hours. I then went to the Daqa Koh Shrine nearby to get the Drillshaft from a secret stash. The Drillshaft is the best mining tool in the game and I was happy, when I found the stash a while ago. It's really useful.

Well, the surprise came, when the side quest automatically solved itself afterwards. Apparently Dugby hid the Drillshaft there and wanted you to find it by telling you about it under water. I might have talked to him earlier in the game and ignored this, but there never was an entry in the Side Quests section of the Adventure Log. This only appeared, when I solved it in the end. This is, why I missed this side quest for so long... And it feels like this is glitched somehow. (Update: it seems that this weird behavior gets triggered by finding the Drillshaft before ever talking to him.)

My Hero Ignorance

Well, I was left with only one Side Quest, but no clue where to look. I got very close to looking it up on the internet several times, but I resisted the temptation and then just accidentally found the thing all by myself today. It wasn't even anything special. It's just a girl, who sits at a tree near the Outskirt Stable and for some reason I never noticed her. Well, she looks kind of camouflaged there and another reason was that the Outskirt Stable already had two side quests and I only thoroughly checked all stables with one. Still, it was kind of underwhelming similar to my last Hinox, because it wasn't that hard to find and I've just been going blind there, as so often.

But it's done now...

At least she gave me a Star Fragment, so that's very useful. On my journeys I also got several Star Fragments dropping from the sky. And of course I kept fighting Lynels after every Blood Moon. But I still need at least 31 Star Fragments to upgrade all amiibo gear, so there's lots of grinding left to do, if I'm in the mood for the game.

I also didn't find many Koroks in the meantime - there's still a little under 200 of them left. But I will wait for the first DLC, because it probably will be a lot more fun to look for the rest using the Korok Mask.

So, this concludes this series for now, until the first DLC arrives!

Current Progress:
  • Main Quests: 15/15
  • Side Quests: 76/76
  • Shrine Quests: 42/42
  • Shrines: 120/120
  • Medals of Honor: 3/3
  • Compendium: 385/385
  • Koroks: 706/900
  • Map Rate: 83.95%


Florian Cova said...

The goron quest is not really glitched. It is just that you need to ask him several times to repeat what he said in the water to have the quest triggered. However, as soon as you have the "treasure", he is out of the water.

TourianTourist said...

Well, this still sounds glitched to me. I was completely missing this thing and I didn't have any clue what to do.

The quest log should appear as soon as you talk to him once.

TourianTourist said...

Also, it seems that I simply got the treasure, before ever talking to him...

Florian Cova said...

Well, the idea is that what he says is first gibberish and the more you ask him to repeat, the more it resembles true sentences. The quest triggers when the sentence is almost understandable.

TourianTourist said...

I get the idea. That still doesn't change that it's easy to miss.

The quest should be triggered on first contact and the Adventure Log should be updated, when the sentence becomes understandable. And he should still do the thing, after you found the secret stash. I most likely found it before ever talking to him and then I had no clue, what the game wanted from me in order to finish this side quest. I just discovered the solution by accident and it clearly shouldn't work this way!

Florian Cova said...

Yes, I agree it is not the best-designed quest. I myself struggled a bit on it (I had found the stach eons ago, and had not even picked the weapon at the time). I just wanted to say that it is not glitched but intended this way.