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    RNG won't let me do the main quest so here I am

    Yeah, Epic Games made RNGesus rule The World of Fortnite, and now RNGesus won't let me do my Main Quest because there are no options on the map to do it. I don't want to level up anything or play random stuff until I unlock the next zone. So I thought I'd come here and dump my frustration with this problem in the game, which happens for what feels like the 100th time now. Over and over again, I can't do the Main Quest! This game is a lot of fun when it works but an immense amount of frustration when it doesn't, and a game that won't let you follow your Main Quest is definitely a game that's not working in my book.

    The worst thing is that this is pushing me to stop playing for good, not just to take a break. It's off-putting when a game forces you to "take a break" or do something random, rather than leaving you empowered with the ability to make that choice yourself. If this is expected due to scheduled maintenance, then that's not an issue because you know it's coming, but when it happens this way, it really puts me off.

    How did this design decision remain active until now? I really don't understand; I've never played a single game in my life that does this to me ... blocks me from progressing on a main quest chain by leaving me with no options to do it!

    #2
    I hear your frustration, and I think this hopefully would get resolved when more story content gets added so the main quest line isn't just "Beat X types of missions in a X+ difficulty zone", because that's what you're running into. Regardless, I do think that is in part the nature of Fortnite. Not necessarily the main quest progression, but the general gameplay, building, and even if you aren't progressing your main quest-line, you're still accumulating resources, XP, etc. which to me personally, I can never get enough of. I often find myself doing non-quest missions just to seek out those specific materials.

    Now I know my opinion might not be shared by everyone, but I do still hope Epic finds more ways to address the RNG part of the Main Quest, maybe by changing the main quest requirements to make it a bit broader (ie. complete a Mission Alert mission of any type at X+ difficulty).
    PSNProfiles | Started playing Fortnite in December 2017.

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      #3
      I have no idea which specific quest you mean. But i often have the same thing with the survivor relay quest. Whenever a player with such quest joins a game, there simply must be at least 1 antenna for them to complete. And this should be for all quests. When having to find 4 and 50% of the time there isnt any, it means you are forced to play 8 games only to just complete 1 part of the quest. If they realy want you to play 8 games, it should just explicitly state that.

      Finish 4 relay survivor missions in a X+ zone
      Finish 8 missions in an X+ zone

      Is better than just letting it all decide by random. And i have seen worse where a player didnt find such mission 5x in a row. In this case you at least know that you have to finish 8 missions. And that is fine.

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        #4
        I feel your pain. I'm currently slogging my way through Canny and there's been several times that I've ended up stuck because none of the missions I needed to advance were even on the map at the required level. Even if the mission is there, you're lucky if you get even one other person to join you on it.

        If they're not going to bother with any kind of story line, they should just change all of them to "do 3 missions (of any type) of level x".

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          #5
          Originally posted by UkcsAlias View Post
          I have no idea which specific quest you mean. But i often have the same thing with the survivor relay quest. Whenever a player with such quest joins a game, there simply must be at least 1 antenna for them to complete. And this should be for all quests. When having to find 4 and 50% of the time there isnt any, it means you are forced to play 8 games only to just complete 1 part of the quest. If they realy want you to play 8 games, it should just explicitly state that.

          Finish 4 relay survivor missions in a X+ zone
          Finish 8 missions in an X+ zone

          Is better than just letting it all decide by random. And i have seen worse where a player didnt find such mission 5x in a row. In this case you at least know that you have to finish 8 missions. And that is fine.
          Oh You won't be able to wait for the NEXT complete relay survivors mission
          (I think it's 8, can't remember)

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            #6
            I hate that RNG dictates the quests as well! I am in the 70+ missions looking for 3 anomalies. I have played 24 missions over a 4 day period and still only have 2 of the 3 anomalies. I uncover the entire area each time, look through the map afterwards, and ask other to let me know if they see it just to make sure i didnt miss it.. With an average of 20minutes per mission (which is low for a 70+ mission) that is 8 hours for 2 anomalies. And the mission before this (3 bluglo trolls) took me 16 missions to complete.. Its absolutely ridiculous!

            I've had the same issue with dailies as well (which isnt as big of a deal imo).. But still, 8 missions to destroy 3 fire trucks is a bit much..

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              #7
              same problem here... cat1/2/3 at 70+ and none in last 3 days... thats frustrating... even more when you see 4 copies of the same mission that dosen't fit your quest...

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                #8
                I had the same issue with 'complete 3 radar missions'. It took 5 days for me to even see one pop up at the right level.

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                  #9
                  I’m done Canny Valley Part 1 after ssd 3 and the mission after that now it won’t let me go into part two!! And it’s making me mad!!!! FIX THIS

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