I do agree that there should be requirements for entering the different quest chains, but I only think these requirements should consist of 100% main story related content, so Thursday's Story and Warlic's "Save Lymcrest" should be cut. They seem more like side quests to me, and side quests are, as part of their nature in all other games, completely optional and not required to advance.
Thursday's story contains the first mention of the Master, so I feel it's important.
Save Lymcrest is an imporatant part of the main storyline, as is the first part of Nythera... Nyhtera as also mentioned as main storyline. (Lymcrest saveage and Nythera are also on the Story section of Quest Log)
But, as locks aren't wanted apparently (I do agree on them being), I feel we could go with the route MechQuest did. After reaching the main area (Soluna, and in DF, FR), there is a way to see what content is still left undone. Quest Log kind of does this, except it doesn't.
This could be done using the board with all travel and such, having somekind of billboard for "unfinished jobs". This would also explain how do we know where to go for things to begin with.
Anyways, there is a few huge issues with story to begin with. Somewhat important story content are left in rare wars (Which should be fixable by War memoriam, unless they were part of an chain to begin with, to which they can be implemented, or worse, seasonal. Seasonals are quite difficult, as you really can't just make them available all year along, so that Libraseum will come in handy. Though, Frostval should be with Loremaster Maya, as she is the person to write those things down.
AND LASTLY: For the love of all holy, make the Sho'Nuff Havoc quest available even when you only do Ninja. (Currently, Pirate is required, thus making it the canon version). And add some way of having the WBP thing happen in Ninja side too. (Possibly some tidbits to the pirate side, as Ninja side has things not revealed in Pirate chain, so I think we could keep that and add something to PirateKordana's speech about something relatively useless, yet related to the backstory)
< Message edited by Baron Dante -- 9/18/2011 6:15:26 >