There are many sidequests, some specific to jobs (e.g.
Artifact Quests) with others providing a certain spell or other reward.
" appears above the issuing NPC's head and on the map when the player is close enough.
Sidequests and regular quests give a certain amount of Experience Points upon completion, as well as other rewards such as gil or items.
Some quests, like Beast Tribes, are repeatable; these are marked by a circular icon instead of an "! The artist in Altissia will draw a portrait of the party when approached, and the player can find other portraits she has made around Lucis.
Often discouraging to achievement hunters, especially if its on a console that gives an achievement for getting all achievements.
Contrast with the Effortless Achievement and Achievement Mockery.