The quest system allows us to create story lines involving the various players in the game based on their goals, situations, and the story arc of the village. The gossip system keeps us informed as to the goings on in the village and allows the development team to actively curate player experiences through quest modifications tailored to player's own stories.
In addition, our forums provide a place for players to publish their stories as they live them in the world. This allows visitors to their village to catch up on the local gossip prior to visiting. Or they can rely on the local town gossip.
April 2015: Find Mrs Hatch's handkerchief for her. Help the shepherd find his lost sheep. Click on "Stories" in the Writing Desk, and see what other quests you might qualify for, or you might like to join in due course.