A bug introduced in the OSE 10 version of the game renders this quest impossible to complete.
If the player speaks to Purple Rain on the highest level of the Rooster Towers between the Cantermore exit of the Heartlands and Midway Village, he will lament that he has embellished certain details in his autobiography, and now wishes to stop it from being published. Thus he sends the player to find the editor and true writer of the book, Mystic Starlight, in Cantermore, so that publication may be halted.
Mystic Starlight does not believe that the player was truly sent by Purple Rain, but reveals that the manuscript has already been sent off to be printed, and is no longer in his possession. He refuses to give any further information, so the player must return to Purple Rain.
Loadsa Monet is most displeased at the news, and initially reluctant to believe that the player is truly acting on Purple Rain's behalf. If the player can correctly recall the location of Purple Rain's vacation, however, Loadsa Monet will believe them and reveal that a single advance copy has already been sold: to Quicksand in the Heartlands.
Quicksand will reluctantly surrender the book to the player. Upon attempting to return it to Loadsa Monet, he will reveal that he has convinced Purple Rain to go ahead with the publication anyway. He allows the player to keep the book, worth 20 bits, and states that Quicksand will receive a special "Deluxe Edition" to compensate.
Note: A bug introduced in the OSE 10 version of the game results in Loadsa not triggering the correct dialogue, instead sending the player to get the book from Quicksand again. This is indeed possible, but also renders the quest impossible to complete.
If prompted to do so, Purple Rain will now reward the player 100 bits for their efforts.
- "Sand to Stardom" Prerelease Copy, worth 20 bits, not equippable
- 100 bits
- 1500 XP in all skills
- One of several quest names chosen in reference to concepts or works of equal or similar names appearing in the TV Tropes wiki, this one to Fix It in Post, which is ironically something that is impossible to do with a book, but exactly the kind of short-sighted solution somepony like Purple Rain would rely on.
- A bug introduced in the OSE 10 version of the game may result in Loadsa Monet's quest dialogue being available even without starting the quest, allowing the player to obtain the book from Quicksand. However, this does not advance the quest, and may be repeated at leisure. Triggering this behavior makes it impossible to start the quest in the normal manner.
- Even starting the quest normally leads to the same infinite loop as of OSE 10. The quest is thus currently impossible to complete.