In WoW you can usually find all kinds of quests. Anything between helping someone find something, kill aggressors or help injured people. There are also quests that are a bit shady, quests where you will kill first and ask questions later or sometimes even torture someone to get the answers that you need.
I remember reading discussions about the quest in Northrend where you torture a man to get answers, and some people questioned whether this was something your character would actually do. My character is a Warlock and I suspect she wouldn’t even bat an eye while using that neural needler on another person.
In fact, she hasn’t ever really been bothered by any quest in WoW. She does what she considers necessary, caring little for others as long as she benefits from her actions. I didn’t think the day would come when there was a quest she (I) had a problem finishing. There have been several sad quests in the game, where we know the story is based on a real life person, but this was different.
I took my Warlock to Darkshore, since I am slowly working on Loremaster and I thought I’d start there since it gives you a pet as well. While there, you end up getting a quest to kill the corrupted bears roaming the forests. This is usually not an issue for me… Only these corrupted bears had little cubs following them. And when you kill a bear, this happens.
The bear cub(s) will sit down and stare blankly at the corpse of their parent. I found this incredibly sad. I don’t remember a quest being quite this sad for me before. Eventually the cub will give up and run off into the distance. Blizzard, please give us a new quest where we save the cubs! Even my hardened Warlock couldn’t do this quest without feeling guilty!
Have you ever done/found a quest that you feel bad about?