Quest List

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Quest List sorted by alphabetical order.
Quest List sorted by quest starting area.
Quest List sorted by combat level of encountered enemies.
Quest list sorted by chronological age.
Quest List sorted by membership status required to do the quest.
Quest List sorted by length.
Quest List sorted by progress of completion.
Quest List sorted by release dates.
Quest List sorted by quest series.
Quest List sorted by approximate chronology.
Quest List could be sorted by the official difficulty of the quest.

The Quest List, also called the Quest Journal, is a panel of the game interface. This journal shows the complete list of quests. Since 19 September 2012, the list was located in the Noticeboard, but it has since been moved to the Adventures tab.

Sorting feature[edit | edit source]

On 25 February 2009, the Quest List was upgraded with the sorting feature, and on 26 November 2013, options were added. The ability to sort the list by length was added on 4 December 2017. On 11 February 2019, more sorting options were added, including the ability to sort by timeline, combat difficulty, starting area, release date, or quest series. On 5 December 2022 the § Difficulty category was removed.

Currently, the sorting feature enables players to sort quests based on:

Alphabetical[edit | edit source]

Groups quests alphabetically by the first character of their name.

Area[edit | edit source]

Groups quests by their starting area in rough order of increasing difficulty.

Combat[edit | edit source]

Groups quests based on the combat level of enemies encountered during the quest. This does *not* necessarily mean recommended player combat level and actual difficulty of the quest.

  • None
  • NPC combat level 1
  • NPC combat level 2-3
  • NPC combat level 4-5
  • NPC combat level 6-9
  • NPC combat level scaled
  • NPC combat level 10-19
  • NPC combat level 20-29
  • NPC combat level 30-39
  • NPC combat level 40-49
  • NPC combat level 50-59
  • NPC combat level 60-69
  • NPC combat level 70-79
  • NPC combat level 80-89
  • NPC combat level 90-99
  • NPC combat level 100-109
  • NPC combat level 110-119
  • NPC combat level 120-129
  • NPC combat level 130-139
  • NPC combat level 140-149
  • NPC combat level 150-159
  • NPC combat level 160-169
  • NPC combat level 170-179
  • NPC combat level 200+

Fifth/Sixth Age[edit | edit source]

This list groups quests by the age they take place in. Quests within each category are sorted by their release date.

Free/Members[edit | edit source]

Separates quests available to free players from those available to members, displayed in alphabetical order.

Length[edit | edit source]

The list is sorted based on the estimated time taken to finish the quest. Within each category, quests are listed in alphabetical order.

  • Very Short
  • Short
  • Short to Medium
  • Medium
  • Medium to Long
  • Long
  • Long to Very Long
  • Very Long
  • Very, Very Long

Progress[edit | edit source]

The list is coloured-coded based on the progress made in each quest:

  • In progress (colour in Yellow)
  • Complete (colour in Green)
  • Not started (colour in Red)

The quest set active and marked on map is in Cyan.

Release Date[edit | edit source]

Groups quests by their year of release and sorts them by their exact release date.

Series[edit | edit source]

Quests are grouped by quest series they belong to in rough chronological order. Due to the technical limitations quests are assigned to only one series even if they are considered to belong to more than one.

Quest series[edit | edit source]

Quest seasons[edit | edit source]

Timeline[edit | edit source]

Quests are listed with rough chronology and their difficulty in mind and divided into several groups representing player character's path in the world.

  • Pathfinder
  • Adventurer
  • Champion
  • Heroic
  • Legendary
  • Mythic
  • World Guardian
  • Age of Chaos

Difficulty (historical)[edit | edit source]

The list was sorted based on the difficulty of each quest. Quest difficulties were removed on 5 December 2022.

Filters[edit | edit source]

Quest list features three filters that allow to hide quests that are not relevant for the player at certain stage. At the top of the quest list are three checkboxes, "Hide done", "Recommended" and "Can complete".

  • Hide done - hides already completed quests. If all quests in certain subcategory have been completed, the title of that subcategory is hidden as well.
  • Recommended - displays quests that are recommended to players due to their usefulness or quality. All quests released since 2012 are qualified as recommended.
  • Can complete - hides quests that players cannot complete due to missing certain requirements. This does not include membership requirement for free players.

Previously, instead of "Recommended" and "Can complete", Quest List featured filters called "Filter 1", "Filter 2". Clicking on "Filter 1" allowed players to view all quests which were not otherwise filtered, or only view the recommended quests for their levels. By clicking on "Filter 2", the quests that players did not have the requirements to complete were sorted out of the list.

When filtering feature was first introduced, players were unaware of the changes made to the Quest List, and noticed that some quests were missing from their list. This could be fixed by unchecking the filtering options, as the default setting was to filter quests that players were unable to start. This also happened with the release of Runescape Mobile. This was because some people were limited to Mobile for various reasons, Osrs mobile was released first, and the changes were not introduced there.

Set Active[edit | edit source]

In the Quest interface (Overview or Quest Journal), the player may choose to make the current quest the "active quest". This means that, as far as possible, the minimap and world map will be highlighted in the next locations that the quest requires. If the player has not yet started the quest that has been activated, the map highlight will indicate the quest starting location.

The buttons at the bottom-right corner of the quest interface
The minimap has been highlighted to show the next active area of the selected quest (A Clockwork Syringe).
The "Active" button indicates that the current quest has been selected as the active quest. Clicking this button again will de-activate the quest and highlighted quest areas.

Quest points[edit | edit source]

At the bottom of the journal, the number of quest points obtained out of the total amount possible is displayed.

Journal[edit | edit source]

Quest Overview screen for The Void Stares Back

Clicking on a quest name shows a Quest Overview (for quests that haven't been started) or quest journal (for quests in progress or finished). Depending of quest progress the quest journal contains a list of requirements and information about starting the quest or a summary of what the player has already done in the quest and how to progress further with list of rewards upon completion. Overview includes the following informations at all times:

  • How and where to start the quest
  • The required and recommended quests, skill and combat levels, and items
  • Informations about quest series (including which quest it is in the series), age the quest is set in, difficulty, combat warnings and estimated length
  • Depending on the quest a note about voice-acting and being set in the past (Fifth Age)
  • Rewards

Useful journals[edit | edit source]

After completing certain quests, the Quest journal will give new information.

Update history[edit | edit source]

This information has been compiled as part of the update history project. Some updates may not be included—see here for how to help out!
  • patch 27 February 2023 (Update):
    • The Quest List's filter checkboxes are now listed under a filter button, and labelled with consistently positive language.
    • The confusing 'recommended' checkbox has been removed.
    • Quests can now be sorted and filtered from the Quest List's child list in a similar manner to the Adventures->Quests parent interface. Check out this thread for some extra insights from Mod Stu![1]
  • patch 12 Dec 2022 (Update):
    • Added bounds checking to the Quest List to prevent an issue where its contents were squished by an invalid sorting.
  • patch 5 December 2022 (Update):
    • We've removed the Difficulty field from the quest overview screen and quest sort. Quest lists sorted by difficulty on login should change to the Timeline sort.
      • Dev note : When developing quests, we place them in a difficulty bracket solely due to their skill requirements (eg our definition of a Grandmaster is that it has 80+ skill requirements). But difficulty is subjective; each player has a unique definition of what makes a quest Grandmaster, Intermediate, etc (length, combat difficulty, required quests, story relevance, position in a questline or season, rewards, etc). We've since added various methods to sort your quest list, including Timeline (which incorporates these difficulty brackets), Length, Combat Difficulty, etc, allowing you to make an informed decision of what matters most to you in deciding a quest's relative difficulty.
    • Created a Legacy of Zamorak season in the Quest Series sort.
    • Since they require Extinction, added Twilight of the Gods and the Aftermath miniquest to the end of the Elder God Wars quest series.
    • Added a Wilderness category to the Starting Area quest sort, and moved these (mini)quests to it:
      • Enter the Abyss
      • Spirit of Summer
      • Summer's End
      • Civil War II
      • Civil War III
  • patch 28 November 2022 (Update):
    • Quest overviews released after the Aftermath quest no longer display Sixth Age text about the Gods of Gielinor and your World Guardian powers.
    • Softened the wording of the suggested requirements in the Aftermath quest overview and removed its disclaimer.
    • Added a Timeline category in the quest list below World Guardian for quests that take place post-Aftermath.
      • Age of Chaos added to Timeline sort.
    • Added an Age category in the quest list below Sixth Age for quests that take place post-Aftermath.
      • Age of Chaos added to Age sort.
  • patch 24 October 2022 (Update):
    • Implemented the following adjustments at the request of players completing quests in timeline order:
      • Moved Blood Pact in the timeline sort between Cook's Assistant and The Restless Ghost, for an early intro to combat prior to the skeletal warlock.
      • Moved Recipe for Disaster in the timeline sort from Heroic to Legendary, so it's listed after its requirements (Legends' Quest, Monkey Madness and Desert Treasure).
      • Moved The Great Brain Robbery in the timelist sort from Heroic to Legendary and below Recipe for Disaster, as it requires Recipe for Disaster: Freeing Pirate Pete.
      • Reclassified Pieces of Hate's difficulty from Master to Grandmaster, as it requires multiple 80+ skills. This moves the pirate finale in the timeline sort from Legendary to Mythic, alongside the finales to the elf, dwarf and myreque series.
      • Reclassified Desert Slayer Dungeon (miniquest) difficulty from Intermediate to Master, as its skill requirements are in the 60-80 bracket. This moves it from Champion to Legendary.
  • ninja 26 October 2020 (Update):
    • 'The Eyes of Glouphrie' now appears after 'The Grand Tree' in the Timeline sort, in line with quest requirements.
    • 'The Curse of Zaros', 'General's Shadow' and 'Hopespear's Will' now appear after 'Desert Treasure' in the Timeline sort, because all three require a Ring of Visibility.
    • The 'Nadir' Fremennik Saga now appears after 'Ritual of the Mahjarrat' in the Timeline sort, in line with recommended completion order.
    • The weighting of the Pathfinder category in the Timeline sort has been adjusted to give slightly greater prominence to area and reworked quests, to reduce travel when following this sequence.
    • The list of Sort options in the Quest Journal has been alphabetised.
  • patch 26 October 2020 (Update):
    • The Quest Journal and World Map summary that appears when accepting Troll Warzone quests when the Guidance System is enabled now displays the intended text and icons.
  • patch 10 August 2020 (Update):
    • Fixed an issue where the Demon Slayer quest would appear in blue in the Quest List even after being completed.
  • patch 12 August 2019 (Update):
    • Helping Laniakea (miniquest) is now placed in the correct order under 'Release Date' in the quest list.
  • patch 11 March 2019 (Update):
    • Fixed an issue with Quest Journal that was causing issues in Java.
    • Requirements to fight in the Dominion Tower now sync correctly with the quest list.
  • patch 25 February 2019 (Update):
    • Beneath Cursed Tides, Let Them Eat Pie and Perils of Ice Mountain are once again correctly classified as F2P in the quest list.
    • The headings in the Combat Difficulty quest sort have been changed from "Combat level" to "NPC combat level" to clarify that the quests are sorted by NPC combat level, rather than player combat level.
  • patch 11 February 2019 (Update):
    • The quest list can now be sorted by:
      • the area where you start the quest. (eg Lumbridge, Draynor, etc.)
      • release date. Within a year they are listed in the order they were released.
      • fifth/sixth/ambiguous age. Within an age they are listed in the order they were released.
      • combat difficulty. (Into bands of highest NPC combat level.)
      • quest series. (Myreque, Pirate, etc.) They're in approximate chronological order.
      • timeline. (For those that want to complete the quests in roughly chronological order (5th age before 6th age, banded by difficulty).
    • The quest list now displays names in proper alphabetical order to match their position in the list. eg "Lost Tribe, The" instead of "The Lost Tribe".
    • Missing quest list entries for the Recipe for Disaster subquests have been added. These are hidden in the quest list anyway, but it allows them to be referenced by other systems eg achievements.
    • The quest journal now has next and previous buttons to cycle through previously viewed quests.
  • patch 24 September 2018 (Update):
    • Fixed an issue on the French translation of the game that was causing a crash. Quest linking (clicking a prerequisite quest from within the journal of another) is disabled from within the quest journal for certain quests.
  • ninja 6 November 2017 (Update):
    • A quest accept interface has been added to various quests. (Click here to view the list)
    • Sixth Age quests are now marked in the quest journal, with similar messaging to Fifth Age quests.
    • Several "agnostic" quests have been re-categorised as Fifth Age quests.
    • The quest list now has an option to categorise quests into Fifth/Sixth Age.
    • The Progress category in the quest list now displays Completed quests at the bottom of the list instead of the middle.
  • ninja 23 October 2017 (Update):
    • Quest requirements on the quest information screen in the quest journal will now link to the appropriate required quest when clicked on.
  • patch 22 May 2017 (Update):
    • Enakhra's Lament now displays the correct requirements for Prayer and Magic in the quest journal.
    • A typo in the quest journal for One Piercing Note has been fixed.
  • patch 13 March 2017 (Update):
    • Corrected a reference to the "ranger" skill in the Animal Magnetism quest journal.
  • ninja 15 August 2016 (Update):
    • The Quest List may now be used as a smaller child window. Each quest opens the relevant entry on the parent interface as usual.
  • patch 13 July 2015 (Update):
    • A typo in the Hero's Welcome quest journal has been fixed.
  • ninja 16 March 2015 (Update):
    • The red lines crossing out completed requirements in the Quest interface have been changed to white to make them easier to see.
  • patch 16 March 2015 (Update):
    • A typo in the Quest Journal for Branches of Darkmeyer has been fixed.
  • patch 19 January 2015 (Update):
    • The quest start screens of the Between a Rock... and Lost City quests have been updated to reflect combat level calculation changes.
  • patch 12 January 2015 (Update):
    • While Guthix Sleeps no longer specifically shows 65 Defence as a requirement, as it is already required by a pre-requisite quest.
  • patch 5 January 2015 (Update):
    • The quest journals of the these quests have been updated to reflect combat level calculation changes.
    • Nature spirit now correctly states the quest start location.
  • patch 26 August 2014 (Update):
    • The scrolling position of the quest journal interface now resets when switching quests to ensure the journal doesn't appear to be blank.
  • patch 27 May 2014 (Update):
    • The "I've not started this quest yet" text in the quest journal for "The Branches of Darkmeyer", "Cook's Assistant", "Deadliest Catch", "Ernest the Chicken", "The Restless Ghost", "Rune Mysteries" and "Salt in the Wound" has been replaced with a summary of how to start the quest.
  • patch 13 January 2014 (Update):
    • A reminder to where the quest journal interface is has been added, to be displayed if a player is currently mid-quest on the Path System.
  • patch 26 November 2013 (Update):
    • The Void Stares Back content now greys out in the Quest Journal upon completion.
  • patch 25 September 2013 (Update):
    • The Fairy Tale 1 quest now displays the correct quest requirements in the Quest Journal.
  • patch 13 November 2012 (Update):
    • Several non-quest journal interfaces that display similar to the Quest Journal have been updated to work with the Noticeboard changes.
    • Several quest journals have been updated to use the new Quest Journal colour scheme.
  • patch 24 October 2012 (Update):
    • Fixed a typo in the Dwarven Cannon quest journal.
  • patch 2 October 2012 (Update):
    • Updated the Quest Journal for Monkey Madness to use the new colour scheme.
    • Updated the Quest Journal description for Recipe for Disaster to match other quest journals.
    • The Quest Journal requirements for The Elder Kiln have been corrected.
  • patch 6 September 2011 (Update):
    • A typo has been fixed in the Elemental Workshop IV quest journal.
  • patch 9 February 2011 (Update):
    • Dream Mentor is now correctly filtered out of the quest list when a player has a combat level lower than 85.
  • patch 2 November 2010 (Update):
    • A typo has been fixed in Troll Romance's quest journal.
  • patch 25 May 2010 (Update):
    • Corrected the Underground Pass quest journal reference to cages instead of crates.
  • patch 16 February 2010 (Update):
    • Fixed a problem where the Quest List was temporarily disappearing.
  • patch 11 January 2010 (Update):
    • Fixed a discrepancy between the Mourning's Ends quest journals after you've finished part one.
    • Corrected the Blood Runs Deep quest journal to use the base stat rather than current stat when striking through requirements.
  • patch 17 November 2009 (Update):
    • Mourning's Ends Part II will now correctly show as started in your Quest Journal.
  • patch 10 August 2009 (Update):
    • Quest list filter didn't know about the Construction requirement in Missing my Mummy.
  • patch 8 July 2009 (Update):
    • Updated part of the Quest Journal core code.
    • Added a bit more information to the Waterfall quest journal.
  • patch 9 June 2009 (Update):
    • Corrected the striking of a few requirements in the Horror from the Deep quest.
    • Corrected the quest category for Hunt for Red Raktuber when sorting by difficulty in the Quest Journal.
  • patch 8 April 2009 (Update):
    • Fixed some colouring issues in the Grim Tales quest journal.
    • Fixed an issue with the Great Brain Robbery quest journal not always showing.
    • Post-quest information for Perils of Ice Mountain listed the NPCs the wrong way around.
  • patch 1 April 2009 (Update):
    • The quest list sorting feature now correctly handles members who become free players.
  • patch 25 February 2009 (Update):
    • The Sea Slug quest journal has been changed to clarify certain parts.
    • The Thieving requirement will now be crossed out on The Feud quest journal if you have the appropriate level.
    • The level 20 Strength recommendation for Zogre Flesh Eaters has been added to the quest journal.
    • The Holy Grail quest journal now lists the requirement to be able to wield Excalibur (level 20 Attack).
  • patch 10 February 2009 (Update):
    • The Heroes’ Quest and Haunted Mine quest journals are a little more helpful regarding requirements.
    • The Underground Pass quest journal is no longer completely blank at a certain state.
  • patch 27 January 2009 (Update):
    • Modified the Wanted! quest journal to better point you in the right direction.
    • Fixed an issue with the Garden of Tranquillity quest.
  • patch 13 January 2009 (Update):
    • Quest journals have been adjusted so they open at the top if you’ve not started a quest and at the bottom (as usual) if you’re on it.
  • update 28 May 2001 (Update):
    • I have add a new button to the stats menu which shows you which of the 15 quests you have completed. I hope this proves useful to people who are trying to work out which ones they have missed, so they can complete them all!

References[edit | edit source]

  1. ^ Mod Stu. Quest List Filtering & Sorting. Reddit. 23 February 2023. (Archived from the original on 23 February 2023.)