Unknown whether A Pose by Any Other Name is a prerequisite or you simply cannot have it logged when you do this quest.
Due to some dialog at the start of the CS, I beleive it may be possible that you need to have received the repulsing scent from the Blue Raffelsia before you can get the quest.
I couldn't obtain this quest before that either...anyone else have anyexperience with it? Feba 17:03, 13 June 2006 (PDT)
I had A Question of Taste long before I did the Blue Rafflesia quest (Even More Gullible's Travels), but definitely after A Pose By Any Other Name. There could be a high fame requirement for it. I think I was already a hero in Kazham when I picked it up. --Tsakiki 18:02, 13 June 2006 (PDT)
Respawn time for fail fight
If you fail this fight and the NM despawns. Clicking on the picture frame containing the Final Fantasy painting (now ripped) will respawn him after approximately 10 minutes. Not sure if zoning is also needed. ShadowKatze 15:24, 3 May 2008 (UTC)
If you zone after winning fight but before checking painting for Key Item you do NOT need to fight NM again. I forgot to check for Key Item and zoned after second fight and went back prepared to fight again but received the Key Item instead (Ripped "Final Fantasy" painting").
Anyone know how long you have to wait before being able to repeat the quest? --Urth 13:06, 7 April 2009 (UTC)