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Quest Log (pre 3.3.0)

PTR screenshot

The Quest Log is a window in the default WoW UI listing the status and details of all currently active quests the character has not completed, or completed but not turned in.

Quests are organized by geographical region in collapsible sections (clicking the + by the region name expands to show quests in that region and clicking the - hides the quests in that region).

The Quest Log can hold 25 quests at a time. The initial release of World of Warcraft had a limit of 20 quests, but with the release of Burning Crusade and the 2.0 patch, the limit was increased to 25 quests.

Quest difficulty and colors

The difficulty of the quests is indicated by colors relatively to the character's level:

Color Difficulty Notes
Gray Very easy Doesn't give any XP. May lead to harder quests.
Green Easy The player should probably complete quest before levelling.
Yellow Medium Gives good XP without being too hard.
Orange Hard Can be done but caution is necessary.
Red Very hard Almost impossible.

Patch changes

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  • Patch 1.5.0 (patch date:2005-06-07): Failed quests will now indicate (Failed) in the quest log so it is easier to see them. 
  • Patch 1.3.0 (patch date:2005-03-07):
    • You can now have quest completion criteria for the quests you are currently on display on the game screen as well as in the quest log. If you shift-click on a quest in the quest log, it will display the completion criteria on the main game screen underneath the mini-map.
    • You will now be able to tell how many other players in your group have the same quest you do. When you are in a group, it will display the number of other players in the group who have the quest in parenthesis to the left of the quest name. If you mouse over the quest name, it will display the names of the other players in the party who have the quest in the bottom right hand corner of the screen.