You cant party with friends to clear it together because only the person that gets the killing blow gets the kill counted.
I'm on quest 6 while I wright this, and from the text for the quest it wants me to be in the cursed skylands? But there are no caves in skylands? So im in U5 fire cuz that works for some reason. And you need to kill 100 of these specific mobs? Thats painful.
The mining quests can be cleared by just buying the ore off the market.
Intense lag and rubberbanding from everyone entering the same world.
1: Acquire 300 Shapestone: Buy/Mine It. 2: Defeat 50 Steambot Drones in Cursed Vale Caves: Go to Cursed Vale world, fly around looking for caves, kill robots in caves. 3: Acquire 300 Formicite: Buy/Mine It. 4: Defeat 50 Miners in Haunted Isles Caves: You can go to Cursed Vale world, fly around looking for caves, kill robots or skeletons with headlamps in caves, still works. 5: Acquire 100 Crystal Clouds: Buy/Mine It. 6: Defeat 100 Steambot Overseers in Highlands: Fly around any Air world looking for robots with gold trim and kill them. 7: Defeat 25 Steambots in Fae Forest Caves: Go to Fae world, fly around for caves, kill robots with gold trim. 8: Defeat 50 Gigas Minerbots in Dragonfire Peaks Caves: Go to Uber 5, find caves and kill the big robots with a drill arm. If you got boss radar these show up on it. 9: Acquire 100 Infinium: Buy/Mine It
So it's the same two quests repeated over and over with the annoying caveat that the game has kill stealing rather than the usual 8 people around you get counted. It's better than the afk events but not by much.