So far In KCD with it’s theme of freedom of choice, you can pretty much break into, what is meant be the late game area to explore or mess around with NPC.
From my experience this is not a good idea as it may interrupt the quests which you have not initiated just yet.
Because of this I decided to restart the game as I was unable to proceed with some quests in Sasaus.
So, I got this task to steal Necronomicon from Sasau monastry even before I got to Sasau part of the main quest.
I obviously needed a key to get into the monastry so I knocked out the overseer to steal his key but I was spotted by Overseer’s apprentice, so I chased him down and bit him up until he went unconscious.
Then I went into the Monastry and search every single closets/drawers, boxes to find the Necronomicon. During the process I found multiple quest items called a piece of paper from book. I thought they may be related to the necronomicon so i collected them all. However I found the necronomicon inside the locked closet in 1st floor library. Inside the closet there is another book called Ap… something. I took the book as well, then it turned out to be another quest item.
Everything was fine until I receive the quest to investigate overseer’s office. Basically the overseer’s apprentice was on the run, whenever he sees Henry. Also there is no Talk option for me to start interaction. So my premature dispute with this potential quest NPC screwed up my quest.
Nevertheless I went through alternative route involving Zach the Black smith.
Then the real problem comes in Sasau monastry with all of my quest items in that monk stash and I am in deep deep shit… So I got this side quest from one of the monk to steal this ancient medicine book from library… Yes thats the book which I have taken along with Necronomicon. That book is now outside of the monastery and there is no way for me to complete the quest… Those ‘pages from books’ are inside the same stash as well, so I have definitely messed up another quest. I was also managed to recall some other quest item which I took for granted. I am pretty sure my upcoming quest won’t be playable now…
So i’ve decide to just start new game…
Giving so much freedom is a double edged sword, and devs have to implement fail safe options to these circumstances.