You folks who have played beta now know that there are two seperate inventories, one for items, and one for quest items. When doing a quest, you automatically get the quest items added to inventory, rather than dropping to the ground.
Just wanted to mention one thing, the quest item is rewarded to the person that gets the killing hit. Not the person who does the most damage. If you’re doing sword of solidarity quest or something, and some bugger is camping the orcs, just stand next to them, let him whittle them down, then power strike when they have like 20 hp left. You’ll get the quest item, and he won’t miss his precious xp. Hope that helps.