What is the difference between sidequest and quest?

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Sidequest is a derived term of quest.


As nouns the difference between sidequest and quest

is that sidequest is (video games) a quest given to the player that has no direct bearing on the main story/campaign of the game while quest is a journey or effort in pursuit of a goal (often lengthy, ambitious, or fervent); a mission.

As a verb quest is

to seek or pursue a goal; to undertake a mission or job.

sidequest

English

Noun

(en noun)
  • (video games) A quest given to the player that has no direct bearing on the main story/campaign of the game.
  • Completion of a sidequest often results in the acquisition of money or items that are otherwise unavailable, or unlocks another sidequest.

    quest

    English

    (wikipedia quest)

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • A journey or effort in pursuit of a goal (often lengthy, ambitious, or fervent); a mission.
  • * (William Shakespeare)
  • Cease your quest of love.
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  • The act of seeking, or looking after anything; attempt to find or obtain; search; pursuit.
  • (obsolete) Request; desire; solicitation.
  • * Herbert
  • Gad not abroad at every quest and call / Of an untrained hope or passion.
  • (obsolete) A group of people making search or inquiry.
  • * (William Shakespeare)
  • The senate hath sent about three several quests to search you out.
  • (obsolete) Inquest; jury of inquest.
  • * (William Shakespeare)
  • What lawful quest have given their verdict?

    Derived terms

    * sidequest

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • To seek or pursue a goal; to undertake a mission or job.
  • To search for; to examine.
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