Global quests were added to the game in February 2012 as a way of encouraging community spirit and teamwork. The quests are fairly uncommon, extend over a period of four to five days, and require the members of the community to kill as many of a specific target creature (or creatures) as possible during that time. The creatures are low-level enough that most players will have no problem killing them, and they spawn in a wide variety of maps throughout the realms. In addition, some global quests have additional features, such as craftable items from components dropped by the target creatures.
Each Global Quest has an associated reward. Thus far, all such rewards have been containers offering the user's choice of 2-3 potions. The number of such containers received is determined by the number of kills achieved by the community. For details, see the page for specific Global Quest in which you are interested (which is linked to in the table above). In addition, in some Global Quests, attaining higher tiers unlocks stronger and more beneficial potion choices.
To earn the quest's reward, the player must kill at least a specified number of target creatures, which varies from quest to quest. Once a player has done so, he is "Qualified." Originally, all qualified players received the same reward, regardless of the number of creatures killed. However this was changed with the 31 July, 2012 Global Quest, where players were given better rewards for accruing higher numbers of creatures killed. For some global quests, additional prizes are awarded for being in the top 100, top 10, or top 3 list for killing the most quest creatures. Again, see the specific page for the Global Quest in which you are interested for more information.
In addition to the unique reward associated with each Global Quest, there are also two series of medals associated with Global Quests. The Global Quest Qualified Medal is awarded to individuals qualifying in a particular global quest, and the Global Quest Top 100 Medal is awarded to the 100 individuals in each Global Quest who kill the largest number of target creatures. Like all medals, each is available in six levels of difficulty: bronze, silver, gold, crystal, ruby. and diamond.
Summary of Past Global Quests
Note: not all information has been retained
|124.02.2012||Zorgrom vs Shroud I||7,814,185||Silver||Global Quest 24-02-12|
|229.03.2012||Darksun Dragons I||6,128,675||Crystal||Global Quest 29-03-12|
|331.07.2012||Zombie Yeomen I||17,217,476||Ruby||Global Quest 31-07-12|
|404.09.2012||Gargantuan Mosquitos I||13,907,822||Ruby||Global Quest 04-09-12|
|530.10.2012||Oidche Shamhna I||67,559,336||Ruby||Global Quest 30-10-12|
|604.03.2013||Zorgrom vs Shroud||14,500,000||Gold||Global Quest 04-04-13|
|720.05.2013||Zombie Yeomen II||17,672,991||Ruby||Global Quest 20-05-13|
|815.07.2013||Gargantuan Mosquitos II||18,839,297||Ruby||Global Quest 15-07-13|
|915.08.2013||Darksun Dragons II||14,449,111||Crystal||Global Quest 15-08-13|
|1029.10.2013||Oidche Shamhna II||66,255,625||Ruby||Global Quest 29-10-13|
|1115.02.2014||Gargantuan Mosquitos III||16,200,000||Crystal||Global Quest 15-02-14|
|1228.02.2014||Rise of the Wraiths I||9,673,435||Ruby||Global Quest 28-02-14|
|1327.03.2014||Zombie Yeomen III||12,880,948||Gold||Global Quest 27-03-14|
|1417.04.2014||Rise of the Wraiths II||9,073,040||Ruby||Global Quest 17-04-14|
|1528.04.2014||Zorgrom vs Shroud III||26,502,187||Ruby||Global Quest 28-04-14|
|1601.06.2014||Rise of the Wraiths III||8,972,915*||Crystal**||Global Quest 01-06-14|
|1711.07.2014||Pinata Frenzy I||10,043,489*||Crystal**||Global Quest 11-07-14|
|1819.08.2014||Darksun Reborn I||12,967,293*||Ruby||Global Quest 19-08-14|
|1926.09.2014||Pinata Frenzy II||11,111,000*||Ruby||Global Quest 26-09-14|
|2028.10.2014||Oidche Shamhna III||75,378,115*||Crystal||Global Quest 28-10-14|
|0128.11.2014||Pinata Frenzy III||11,126,500*||Crystal||Global Quest 28-11-14|
|2216.01.2015||Zombie Yeomen IV||23,314,470*||Ruby||Global Quest 16-01-15|
|2319.02.2015||Gargantuan Mosquitos IV||21,302,681*||Crystal||Global Quest 19-02-15|
|2409.03.2015||Rise of the Wraiths IV||13,192,504*||Ruby||Global Quest 09-03-15|
|2516.04.2015||Shadow Bunny Showdown I||128,841,596*||Ruby||Global Quest 16-04-15|
|2614.05.2015||Darksun Reborn II||45,300,115*||Ruby||Global Quest 14-05-15|
|2712.06.2015||Rise of the Wraiths V||11,507,385*||Ruby||Global Quest 12-06-15|
|2810.07.2015||Pinata Frenzy IV||15,275,974*||Ruby||Global Quest 10-07-15|
|2912.08.2015||Darksun Reborn III||54,775,393*||Ruby||Global Quest 12-08-15|
|3003.09.2015||Rise of the Wraiths VI||14,021,541*||Ruby||Global Quest 03-09-15|
|3124.09.2015||Zombie Yeomen V||84,388,852*||Ruby||Global Quest 24-09-15|
|3229.10.2015||Oidche Shamhna IV||41,756,829||Silver||Global Quest 29-10-15|
|3313.11.2015||Pinata Frenzy V||9,330,000||Crystal||Global Quest 13-11-15|
|3408.12.2015||Darksun Reborn IV||20,508,626||Ruby||Global Quest 08-12-15
|1208.01.2016||Rise of the Wraiths VII||Ruby||Global Quest 08-01-16|
|3521.01.2016||Zombie Yeomen VI||35,000,000*||Ruby||Global Quest 21-01-16|
|3612.02.2016||Pinata Frenzy VI||TBA||Ruby||Global Quest 12-02-16
|3702.03.2016||Gargantuan Mosquitos V||51,143,000||Ruby||Global Quest 02-03-16|
|3817.03.2016||Rise of the Wraiths VIII||7,857,556||Crystal||Global Quest 17-03-16
|3925.03.2016||Shadow Bunny Showdown II||65,027,001||Ruby||Global Quest 25-03-16|
|1714.04.2016||Pinata Frenzy VII||Global Quest 14-04-16|
|3406.05.2016||Darksun Reborn V||Ruby||Global Quest 06-05-16|
|3802.06.2016||Rise of the Wraiths IX||7,983,640||Crystal||Global Quest 02-06-16|
|1708.07.2016||Global and LEs!||Crystal||Global Quest 08-07-16|
|9999||zzzzTOTAL CONFIRMED KILLS:||9999514,297,140|
*This result has been guessed based on the top 100 kills and the total kill counts available. The top 100 does on average 27+/-18% of all kills.
**HCS decided to reward Ruby Tier chests to all Ruby qualifiers despite the community reaching only Crystal Tier.
Top 100 Performers Lists
A list of the top 100 performers for each Global Quest can be found here.
Note that this list is hosted on the game server, and you must be logged into the game to see it.