#1 Edited by RecSpec (3817 posts) -

No hints needed, it's all pretty self explanatory. 
 
But what do you all think of this new kind of quest?  
I like what they did with it, it's a neat way to help out the site.
 
Edit: Damn double posting, end this one please, or the other one, whichever. Haha

#2 Posted by TheAdmin (713 posts) -

I think this is a great way to get ad revenue and at the same time provide content and fun. I approve! 

#3 Posted by Mmmslash (2168 posts) -

It's The Last Airbender of Giantbomb quest points.

#4 Posted by Onigenko (335 posts) -

Nice, original way to get some ad revenue.

#5 Posted by Tebbit (4465 posts) -

The funny thing is, there are no Best Buys in New Zealand. Your advertising does nothing to me... NOTHING! 
 
I think it's a cool idea, plus, whatever puts dough on the proverbial table.

#6 Posted by Video_Game_King (36272 posts) -
@Mmmslash said:
" It's The Last Airbender of Giantbomb quest points. "
You mean The Burning Earth, right?
#7 Edited by Death_Unicorn (2838 posts) -

I find it a "gargantuan" waste of my time.
 
Well, not really, this is the smart advertising I'm looking for. I kinda wish the quests were a little more related to Best Buy, or the laptops they are trying to sell.
 
And yes, I did that for the quest.
 BE IMPRESSED, FRIENDS,  BY MY FABULOUS VOCABULARY!

#8 Posted by metalsnakezero (2297 posts) -

A nice way to do ad revenue and I hope they'll do it for future games as well like a Littlebigplanet 2 one or Dead Space 2.

#9 Posted by Drebin_893 (2916 posts) -

It's great.

#10 Posted by Rayeth (1043 posts) -

Interesting way to get me to click on an ad.   Cause I'm gonna do it.  I can't not get easy EXP.  I can't not do it.   I am compelled by EXP!

#11 Posted by MattBosten (497 posts) -

Seems simple which is excellent, not sure how I feel about the click to an external link quest though.

#12 Posted by erinfizz (1048 posts) -
@RecSpec: 
 
I deleted the other post as this one got replies! 
 
In other news, I think sponsored quests are a-ok. Seems like the kind of unobtrusive advertising folks around here (both staff and users) would appreciate.
#13 Posted by Mmmslash (2168 posts) -
@Video_Game_King:  Right.
#14 Posted by neoepoch (1295 posts) -

On occasion, I tend to enjoy the Best Buy. However, these quests seem kind of random, and having a quest actually go to a page to buy one of their laptops is kinda....odd.

#15 Posted by Smittzorz (6 posts) -

They did seem unusually easy.

#16 Posted by RandomInternetUser (6789 posts) -

My thoughts?  FIRST TO FINISH AHAHAHA.  Yeah... anyways, it doesn't bother me at all.  Good way to get some profits for the site.

#17 Posted by DerekDanahy (875 posts) -

I think it's cool as hell. Probably the neatest way to work in advertising.

#18 Posted by BeachThunder (11944 posts) -

Great way to cash in on people's obsession with achievements :o

#19 Posted by ArchScabby (5809 posts) -

Ads in quests is weird... and kinda scary...

#20 Posted by Scottish_Sin (223 posts) -

As others have said, I think it's an interesting way to combine advertising with the site. It's better than having gigantic graphics taking up the entire homepage background.

#21 Posted by Foggen (848 posts) -

Inexplicable!  (that's a long enough word)

#22 Posted by monkyofdoom (101 posts) -

Ehh, advertising doesn't bother me too much. Whatever keeps these guys in business is fine with me.

#23 Posted by ch13696 (4582 posts) -

I need to have 5 of my friends online at once? Time to start following people.

#24 Posted by Piglet (128 posts) -

Any way I can give back to the crew I am content with.  This also seems like a pretty neat idea.  Definitely a lot more clever than an EYE BLASTER

#25 Posted by DukeTogo (1504 posts) -

It's easy, cheap points, enough will do it for the bonus, and Best Buy is at least someplace I would spend money.  I'm waiting for a quest set devoted to hamburgers sponsored by Burger King.

#26 Posted by eternitymemory (153 posts) -

I think it's a very clever way of advertising, though I had no problem with the previous ads.

#27 Edited by Slurpelve (611 posts) -

New Quest are always considerable to me. :D

#28 Posted by 1337W422102 (1011 posts) -

I'd rather they stick to things like banner ads that I can just AdBlock.  I'd rather keep the site clean of ads "unconditionally," especially of Best Buy and their shady/misleading/sometimes downright criminal ploys.
 
Question about the friends one.  By "friends" do they mean "people you're Following"?

#29 Posted by Geoff (30 posts) -

interesting approach to advertising that's for sure.

#30 Posted by RecSpec (3817 posts) -
  You'll earn +5000 bonus XP if 200 users complete this set this week. Sponsored by Best Buy™.
 
That says 200, but the counter says 6000.
 And it really is 5000 points. FIVE THOUSAND.
 
Feels like the damn Price is Right in here.
#31 Posted by PillowFort (45 posts) -

I don't usually enjoy commenting on the site, but I will for free dumb points!

#32 Posted by MooseyMcMan (11031 posts) -
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#33 Posted by KensterFox (246 posts) -

Sponsored quests... a little ugly, a little jarring, but ultimately no big deal, I think.
 
Except for the one where the quest was "click on an ad". That one creeped me out. I don't like the idea of Giant Bomb going into adverquesting.

#34 Posted by xMrSunshine (360 posts) -

If it helps the site going, then I don't see why since it's optional if you want to do the quests or not.

#35 Posted by Djstyles92 (952 posts) -

its ok, advertising in quests is a little strange, but whatever.

#36 Posted by Grissefar (2842 posts) -

Finally some ads. Good to see this site is in buisness.

#37 Posted by ProjektGill (752 posts) -

I really like how Best Buy understood that teaming up with Giant Bomb's quest system was a good advertising choice over normal banner ads.

#38 Posted by sagesebas (2003 posts) -
@Death_Unicorn: Eight character words, are hardly "BIG" words
#39 Posted by omergd1 (114 posts) -

i'll do any quest that i can so it's no big deal
also:montezuma

#40 Posted by Mikemcn (6988 posts) -

This quest is a little too extemporaneous for me.
 
Im simply not ready!

#41 Posted by Idgitt (9 posts) -

Really great way to advertise. I wouldn't have clicked that link before.

#42 Posted by Jethuty (1023 posts) -

i do not like it.....at all....
 
Oh wait, i do not  appreciate it.
 
there....fuck im weak

#43 Posted by RecSpec (3817 posts) -
@Mmmslash said:
" It's The Last Airbender of Giantbomb quest points. "
That's the quote of the day right there. Love it.
#44 Posted by Lemoncookie01 (1667 posts) -
#45 Posted by Chicken008 (367 posts) -

Definitely too easy, not interesting when it tells you exactly what to do.

#46 Posted by fox01313 (5073 posts) -

An interesting idea on a quest though right now, especially after getting a laptop not too long ago, I could care less about another one unless someone is just going to give me a new alienware laptop :P.  Quite possibly the easiest quest block series around, most of the time taken up with the quest was pulling up the information on each quest to get those done.

#47 Posted by megaplushie (204 posts) -

I think that this quest is the beesknees.

#48 Posted by tsigo (101 posts) -

Fecundity is a neat word.

#49 Posted by silveravatar (3 posts) -

This is a  more recreational quest set.

#50 Posted by wonkyaddict (7 posts) -

Exquisite.  
 
For the quest.