Okay I put my votes in.
With the advice to go with not just favorites but quests that impacted the community and were historical, I chose six quests.
Lost Isle - One of the first quests that had a truly professional feel to it. It even had it's own build to use specifically with the quest. Though I've only played through about 30 minutes of the quest, it had a really unique feel. Stretching beyond that, at the time it was the quest. The design also broke from the standard "collect eight Triforce pieces, save princess".
Origin - While I didn't play Lost Isle, I played countless hours of Origin. For me, this was the quest that really got me back into ZC and am still back into it because of it. This quest changed my view on Zelda Classic so much. It was the first quest I saw with a custom subscreen, the design was so fluid. I loved how the original overworld was transformed into something new, yet familiar. While not as impactful on the community, I feel like this quest opened my eyes to the potential of ZC. To me it's timeless as well since, even though the age of scripts have come and this one uses none, it still feels solid and professional.
Hero of Dreams - I've never played this quest either, but this and Lost Isle and the two quests that everyone knows. Again at the time, it was the quest. The quest that everyone wanted to play, the quest that had it all. Custom bosses, an in-depth story, a massive world. While according to the community, this one has aged a bit and may not be the quest with the most polish, it was one of the great quests ever and is still highly regarded today.
Link's Birthday DX - While I only ever played the original (and in the Christmas form at that) I distinctly recall the reception of the quest at the time. Pure had just come into fashion and while Pure Quest and Link's Birthday were well received, I feel like it was this quest that showed it's potential.
Link and Zelda: Panoply of Calatia - I haven't finished playing through this one yet, but I remember the Wow factor that went with it. If Link's Birthday DX and Lost Isle at their given times showed what potential ZC had with it's limitations and expanding limitations respectively at their times, this one showed the new and great potential that ZC scripting brings. Both 2D and 3D gameplay, items that fit right in with Zelda gameplay. While a bit buggy at times, this quest really felt like an official game.
The Hero's Memory - This quest kind of popped up a few years ago and everyone was talking about it. "Love letter to the Legend of Zelda Series". Though in the long run, this one may not have been as impactful in the overall community as the other quests I listed, it was incredibly well received. The design itself felt so Legend of Zelda and with references to the other games in the series, it really felt like it fit in. The design was beautiful too.
Honorable Mentions - Light of the Heavens - was well received. Love it or Hate type quests.
Yuurand / Yuurei - I only briefly played Yuurand. Both these were hugely received. For the scripted genre, these are right along the lines of Panoply of Calatia. It was tough for me to choose, and in the end may have been preference and the fact that I actually played it, but I went with Panoply of Calatia instead. I need to play these two though.
Isle of Rebirth - Again, I remember when this quest popped up almost out of nowhere (kind of like Hero of Dreams) and just kind of exploded on the scene. Another quest that's on my to play list. To the community, this is the quintessential GB quest. I feel like after this one, GB quests and GB tileset use greatly increased.
I almost want to edit my vote after rethinking some of this, but I'll stick with my original six since I feel like they represent Zelda Classic the best. They tell the story of what Zelda Classic is and how it has evolved over the years. They also tell the story of the great community that came around to support Zelda Classic and how these quests both influenced the community and were influenced by the it as well.
Just my opinion though. I'm really enjoying the thoughts and ideas that everyone has brought to this thread. It really shows the diversity of the community and all the different thoughts and opinions on these classics out there.
Edited by sutibu, 28 July 2018 - 09:28 PM.