Noob questions about escort missions

#1kkraussPosted 8/12/2012 11:55:23 AM
Right now I am at the cassardis notice board. I just completed escorting the hyrda head and immediately came back to level up and do side quests. I accepted all quests and noticed once I accepted guardsman sought it immediately started it. I canceled the quest and see both escort quests are there again. If I do one, will I be able to do the other?

Some other noob questions. I picked figher, and made my main pawn a mage. I think assassin is where i will go whenever that option comes up. Is there any general guidelines to what skills/armor/weapons I should be trying to get? Right now the only thing I had in mind was getting the bastard sword, but not sure about the rest or if that is the right idea.

Thanks!
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#2kkrauss(Topic Creator)Posted 8/12/2012 12:09:03 PM
wow, for a popular game, the board is much slower than I thought it would be!
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#3Lum_the_MadPosted 8/12/2012 12:12:30 PM
For the most part if you get quest failed it's impossible to do them again, in that play through. You howevr can play the game again, with all your levels and equipment, and get all of the quest over again. It's nearly impossible to get all of the escort quest done the first time through any ways. They tend to disappear after a certian number of days pass and without port crystals all over the place it's rather hard to get to the locations and back quick enough before they disappear.
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#4kkrauss(Topic Creator)Posted 8/12/2012 12:27:20 PM
Should I even bother with these? I am only level 11 and the walkthrough makes these sound out of my league.
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#5AsgardPosted 8/12/2012 12:42:58 PM
There is very little in Dragon's Dogma that can get you into as much trouble as escort missions.
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#6DocDeliciousPosted 8/12/2012 12:51:30 PM
Most escort quests are only available for a limited time so you'll want to do them asap. On top of that almost every escort is part of a smaller questline and most have pretty good end rewards.
If it takes you through an area that is too high for your level then all you have to do is make a mad dash for the target location and ignore everything along the way. The person you're escorting will spawn by you once you're a certain distance from them. Just make sure to go around the more powerful monsters you come across so as not to draw aggro. Don't want your escort to die as you're running away from something.
If all else fails just get em on your next playthrough.
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#7AsgardPosted 8/12/2012 2:16:49 PM
I only know of a few escort missions that are part of a series of quests. On the other hand, there are reams of potential escort missions which are stand-alone events. Fortunately, for the generic notice board escort missions, you can see the reward as part of the quest description and decide whether it's something you need.
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#8kkrauss(Topic Creator)Posted 8/12/2012 4:27:10 PM
So I just did my first escort mission where I had to escort dude to the shadow fort. I basically just ran there so as not to get stomped. I had to stop a few times to fight though. I thought there would be an inn or something but there isnt. I can't get inside, I am hurt pretty bad and its night time! dude gave me a crystal but its my first one, I kind of don't want to waste it yet.
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#9AsgardPosted 8/12/2012 4:35:49 PM
If it was from Cassardis to the Shadow Fort, you just completed one of the nastiest escort mission I've ever had. The closest rest spot is at a camp due east of your position. Lots of goblins and a few saurians to deal with on the way.
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#10kkrauss(Topic Creator)Posted 8/12/2012 4:47:46 PM
I made it to the camp, it was not far away. I just got a map of the area online so I knew where I was going. I had to run from a dragon though.
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