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If I asked you to think of your least favorite Shadowlands World Quest you probably couldn't immediately think of one, but when you see this one and remember it, we're pretty sure you'll agree it's just the worst.

The Bastion Flight School: Up and Away! World Quest is genuinely one of the worst ever made, and when I came upon this reddit post it immediately reminded me of my own horrific experiences with it, and reading the comments it really is no one's favorite. The flowers just randomly decide not to work, and despite the fact that I've only done the quest maybe twice, this crazy feeling of rage immediately took me over when watching the footage above.

Here are just some of the comments on the wonderful flying flowers:

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Yeah, this world quest nearly made me smash my monitor

In addition to not getting credit unless you force yourself to hit that last flower, there are several flowers on the way up that just don't register touches sometimes. Buggy pile of shit.
- 0nlyRevolutions

It's bugged to hell and back. Numerous flowers didn't register as hits to jump on the way up for me, must have done it at least 15 times before getting to getting to the top. THEN it decides to do what you encountered after I didn't hit the last flower. Went and did it another 6 times (thanks bugged flowers) and made sure I hit the last flower and it worked. If you have the patience, it's possible!
- kiwifruit56

I know there are a lot of long and drawn out World Quests but none are infuriating as this. I think this is the worst World Quest in Shadowlands. Besides being bugged, if your ping is high you'll fail this.
- Shara184

However, we also got an explanation on what's (most likely) happening and a potential solution!

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So this is because of how Blizzard updates your location. Similar to how you can sometimes run indoors on a mount for like 8 seconds.

Hitting strafe left and stride right forces an update to your character location. Try it now! Ride into the bank and don’t hit anything. Then do it again while spamming strafing keys.

Now for the flowers, spam A and D (or whatever you bind strafe to) and you should never miss a flower since your position will be updated.
- WASDnSwiftar

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And now let's move on to a much better WQ, with a tip for it that will make an already pretty short and chill quest even shorter! In the Aid From Above WQ, you can significantly speed things up by spamming the drop crate icon when you're in the correct position. Presumably due to server lag, you can actually drop as many as three crates at once (but will usually and consistently drop two), making the quest one of the absolute fastest in the Shadowlands.

So what are some of your favorite and least favorite World Quests in the Shadowlands?

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After my first foray into them, I avoid any of the Flight School like the plague. There's one that I can't even comment on because it was always broken when I would try it. Better to just make them go away, quietly and in shame.

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How about the WQ in Maldraxxus that has you run the torch to five braziers, only to phase out all the time? That one is an auto skip for sure.

 

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Best one is the parasol. Worst... *everything* else. Wqs are so horribly bad this expansion and what makes them worse than usual is that they're so spread out(bastion LUL). In the past we had the whistle which made them less of a chore we don't now because reasons. 

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The Flappy Bird on paragon difficulty EASILY takes the top spot for rage-inducing quests. Up and Away is a breeze: turn a bunch in the air, don't aim for the middle of the flowers, and bounce off the last one just to be safe to get credit. Patience, champion.

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never had a problem with those quest, mostly one shot them every time, maybe the flappy bird one is a little frustrating but not that bad, the worst WQ ever are the tortolla ones

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Well, for me is the one in the maw's last zone where we have to kill an elite mob (i guess) , marked with symbol but it never actually shows up cuz it has been broken. It was a nightmare to get there on the foot as a priest and find out it was a waste of time. Another players were lingering at that area like a lost spirit going up and down searching for that target. 

Duno if it was fixed yet. 

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26 minutes ago, Odi said:

Well, for me is the one in the maw's last zone where we have to kill an elite mob (i guess) , marked with symbol but it never actually shows up cuz it has been broken. It was a nightmare to get there on the foot as a priest and find out it was a waste of time. Another players were lingering at that area like a lost spirit going up and down searching for that target. 

Duno if it was fixed yet. 

The Shadehounds Hunt, I believe and yes, they have fixed the issue. Do you have a least favorite World Quest that is actually working, though?  Curious as to what chaps the hide of other players in regards to daily chores. 

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4 hours ago, SLiM1430 said:

How about the WQ in Maldraxxus that has you run the torch to five braziers, only to phase out all the time? That one is an auto skip for sure.

 

That's weird, I always do that one, never had an issue, guess it's the same as with others that did the flower one with no issues while it's completely non-functional for me.

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8 hours ago, SLiM1430 said:

How about the WQ in Maldraxxus that has you run the torch to five braziers, only to phase out all the time? That one is an auto skip for sure.

 

You're probably not avoiding the slimes on the road. 

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My most hated quests are when in a MMORPG, it asks you to do a puzzle.......if i honestly wanted to do puzzles, i would be playing Tomb Raider.

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I dont really have issues with any of these quests. All are still better than :

A turtle made it into water!

😂😂😂

im amazed by the hate 😟

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I don't do the flying WQs often. I either nail them or I can't hit the broad side of a barn. Absolute worst - Aiding the hunt party in Tirna Scithe. That maze is so full of elites, and who the hell knows where the hunting party is. They put a "fix" in to track the party better but you still have to get through nasty mobs just to start fighting more nasty mobs. I avoid that area. Got the mount and counted it good.

 

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8 hours ago, Starym said:

That's weird, I always do that one, never had an issue, guess it's the same as with others that did the flower one with no issues while it's completely non-functional for me.

what is even weirder is when you do the quest with a group member and heignites the torches you cant to it till the quest disapear and reapear

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Well, I don't know if I am lucky or not, I never have a problem with the flower jumping world quest. I always use right click mouse button to control my character during the quest, which allows me to change direction more precisely and quickly. Perhaps my character's position is always updated through this way of strafing? (might actually be a great trick for this wq!)

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On 1/16/2021 at 1:24 PM, SLiM1430 said:

How about the WQ in Maldraxxus that has you run the torch to five braziers, only to phase out all the time? That one is an auto skip for sure.

 

That one is easy. don't miss any speedups and don't touch any of the slimes in your path. they will make you drop the torch.

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On 1/17/2021 at 1:57 AM, Odi said:

Well, for me is the one in the maw's last zone where we have to kill an elite mob (i guess) , marked with symbol but it never actually shows up cuz it has been broken. It was a nightmare to get there on the foot as a priest and find out it was a waste of time. Another players were lingering at that area like a lost spirit going up and down searching for that target. 

Duno if it was fixed yet. 

If you dont want to walk in Maw by foot, then i suggest that you do L8 ofTwisting Corridors for Corridor Creeper   mount, which can be mounted in Maw 🙂

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56 minutes ago, Perak said:

If you dont want to walk in Maw by foot, then i suggest that you do L8 ofTwisting Corridors for Corridor Creeper   mount, which can be mounted in Maw 🙂

Well, if I'm not mistaken the topic was about the most hated world quest. This was my choice due to the dangerous long walk for nothing.

When the quest was broken (which was in the first few weeks) many people wandered there on foot, including me. At that time the twisting corridor wasn't even available yet. Yes, I have that mount in my collection already but blizz fixed that quest on the same week when the Twisting Corridors became available anyway.

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I found Flapping Frenzy even harder than Up and Away! I kept failing when it didn't look like I touched a spear and after a half-dozen failed attempts I gave up and walked away. I'm pretty sure the issue is input lag and client/server position differences. Falling with Style is also annoying but at least once you get over a ring you can circle-strafe to stay over it and go though.

My favorite is Just Winging It in Maldraxxus. It's super-easy, fast, and conveniently takes me back to Seat of the Primus.

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10 hours ago, MorriganGrey said:

I found Flapping Frenzy even harder than Up and Away! I kept failing when it didn't look like I touched a spear and after a half-dozen failed attempts I gave up and walked away. I'm pretty sure the issue is input lag and client/server position differences.

Hitbox seemed pretty inconsistent. It appears as if spears on the upper side have smaller hitbox, while getting even close to those at the bottom counts as touching them.

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Another great tip I found out in the WQ "Pest Removal" in Ardenweald is that, when you click on a burrowing mite leg, mount up and run and you wont have to fight the add it usually spawns!

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