Build: AOE IV v. 18.104.22.168
When attempting to complete the Event quest “Take Them On” the player is tasked with lasting 10 minutes in a 8 player free for all game. To do this, I attempted two things.
Firstly, myself and my wife tried playing together in a multiplayer match with us 2 and 6 AI players, all with team set to “none” to prevent any teams from forming from the “Auto” option. Both lasted will passed the 10 minute mark, but upon completion - neither the victor or the other player received the event quest completion despite meeting it’s requirements.
Next, I joined an 8 player FFA multiplayer match with 7 other live (non-AI) players to see if it simply needed to be completed with a full group, no AI. The game was also set up with no teams, players made it to the 10 minute mark and then some. Despite fulfilling the objectives in a free-for-all game, the event quest completion still did not trigger.
Both games were played until the players either experienced victory or defeat.
The expected result is that the event quest completion should trigger under either condition considering the task’s conditions were met verbatim.
To reproduce this, merely join or create an 8-player free for all match, last for 10 or more minutes, complete the match and the event quest will remain incomplete.
I have only encountered other players that have also been unable to complete the event quest and have not yet found any players able to confirm a completion and, likewise, have been unable to learn how to successfully complete the event quest - if there is indeed a way around the bug.
Update Edit: I tried to perform the FFA event quest by assigning each player teams 1 through 8, to be thorough. The quest completion was still not triggered and that covers every configuration of an 8-player free for all I can think to make.