I wish there was a page that says what badges we need to complete this thing. Had I known from the start we need the [bleep] badge, I wouldn't have even bothered with this.
In the early stages of the game (the FAQs?) there is mention that the game will take into account many different facets of FT from quiz-playing to authoring and everything in between and that it would not be easy, even for high-level players. Not to mention the slew of badge requirements at the beginning of the game let alone the very, very end.
On the same note, there's a point mid-way through the quest that actually encourages you to speak to another member about the fact that you need the [bleep]
badge (and a couple others, if I recall), so it shouldn't have been completely out of left-field if you've been keeping notes. I believe that one was stated in Chapter 7 (or 8).
As the FAQs say: "Designed to challenge those who have solved most of the challenges on the site."Both posts edited to kill a spoiler