Fuck this game. (There, now you know this'll be a rant.)
Seriously, what moron designed this? Who sets up a game so that quests just cancel on you without any warning for no reason, and then the game saves over every slot instantly?? It literally breaks its own stated rules to screw you over!
This isn't the first time it's done it, either. Look, I'm a completionist. I love trying to finish everything. So when i get a bunch of quests in the palace at the same time, I plan on doing them all. The chamberlain guy gives me two quests, handle the investigation, and kill the griffin. At the same time, Fedel (or whatever) wants me to find some papers stolen by a monster/monsters. So, I handle the investigation, finish it no problem, and then go off to clear a bunch of older quests I have. Eventually I decide to get back to doing the palace ones. The first half of the griffin quest done, I polish off most of the other quests I have, since the game hasn't implied any rush, then take the long ass trip to Bluemoon Tower and kill the griffin. Cool scene there where a guy I got something for earlier pops up and helps, yay.
So, feeling triumphant, I go back to the castle to turn it in before heading to the other side of the map to grab Fedel's shit for him. But no. Soon as I turn it in, I see "Quest Cancelled, sucker!" up in the corner, and the game saves. Shit, I think to myself. Now I'll have to do the griffin fight all over. At least I used the Rift Stone right at Bluemoon to get a checkpoint save. I go to load checkpoint, and it brings me back, right AFTER cancelling the quest. That's not a checkpoint, not by the rules of the game. So, I try jumping off the walls till I'm dead. Yup, it very clearly states under Load Checkpoint that that entails Inns and Rift Stones. I try just the regular reload instead, grasping at straws, thinking maybe it'll take me to when last I saved myself. Uh uh. Same spot, "Quest Failed, Loser" up in the corner. BOTH slots. WTF for?
They give you no warning, and it's not even like anything happens that would prevent you completing the other quest! There's no immediate story progress. You don't get immediately assigned a new quest, and that shithead Fedel's just dicking around the castle all day! He even has the nerve to call me an asshole for not doing his quest. I tried, Fedel. I tried.
Screw me out of quests, break your own stated rules, and then insult me for it. Fuck you Dragon's Dogma. I was really starting to like you, even with all the warts. I'm done, though. I'm going back to Dark Souls to await the Artorious dlc. >:(