A typical quest will tell you to gather X number of items or kill Y number of mobs. And if it is a well-written quest, the number will have some correlation to the quest goal.
“Kill 10 Goretusks! Take their livers! Make a pie.”
If you have to gather 10 Goretusk livers to make a pie, it’s because the pie takes 10 Goretusk livers. If you have to send back 10 troops, it’s because that’s how many the commander needs. This all makes sense so far.
“Thin out their numbers. Like 10 is enough.”
So, killing 10 Naga doesn’t really make that much sense in the grand scheme of things. Why not kill 100? There are a ton of those buggers out there. Oh well, I guess every bit helps. Presumably there are other people being instructed to work together. Each of us kills 10, then a lot of naga get killed. Yay team!
“Rescue the tadpoles! Let 10 of them out of the cages.”
I’m sorry, what? These are your kids we’re talking about. You want me to only rescue 10 and then the rest of the little buggers are on their own? Really? Even if I want to let out more, usually I can’t after the quest number has been reached. And once I turn in the quest, tough for any future tadpoles in cages that I happen to come across.
What about you?
Does this bother you too? Or is it just me?