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Elaborate Hinge  

This item can be used in tradeskills.
WT: 0.8 Size: SMALL
Class: ALL
Race: ALL
Item Type:Misc
Submitted By:Fleven
Lucy Entry By:Pawz_CTV_Terris
Item Updated By:Keatra
IC Last Updated:2019-03-27 13:29:02
Page Updated:Wed Dec 12th, 2018
Omens of War Item

Rarity: Rare
Level to Attain: 65

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Drops: This item is found on creatures.

Plane of Innovation

Quests: This item is used in quests.
Used in 1 recipe.
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Uploaded November 27th, 2008
Updated November 28th, 2008
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Elaborate Hinge's Tradeskill?
# Dec 03 2018 at 12:30 AM Rating: Decent
127 posts
Is this also for Tinkering skill as it has a tradeskill tag as well?
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Elaborate Hinge's Tradeskill?
# Dec 12 2018 at 9:35 AM Rating: Excellent
santosud wrote:
Is this also for Tinkering skill as it has a tradeskill tag as well?

It's used in the smithing recipe Glowing Box of Protection.
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# Sep 21 2011 at 7:02 AM Rating: Decent
27 posts
What you guys need to understand is that you have decided to start your epic 1.5 and now you are stuck on a rare drop.

When the epic was created, people would spend time in PoInnovation xping. In the normal course of xping in the zone, a necro would see these things rot many times over before they dinged 65+. Not to mention the number of times it was called out in general chat as a rot, since the zone was popular in that era.

The speed at which players can now solo Epic Events meant for a group or several groups in order to accomplish, makes complaining about this one part of it ridiculous.

In fact, this was probably considered one of the easier pieces to get when epic 1.5's first came out...

QQ'ers everywhere i swear :P

Scrap Collector - Elaborate Hinge
# Aug 01 2009 at 6:53 PM Rating: Decent
5 posts
Dropped on the 8th kill. 8/01/09 at approx 22:57 just to the left of zone in.
over 7 hours wasted...
# Feb 20 2008 at 4:15 AM Rating: Decent
90 posts
I spent over 7 hours just SLAUGHTERING in PoInnovation yesterday and still no Hinge. Killed well over 50 scrap collectors, seen probably every drop possible in PoI except that stupid hinge. I was pulling trains of 10-20 mobs, then AE'ing them to death with mage. I would get about 6 trains in, 3 from each side of zone in, before repops. I can't believe how rare of a drop this thing is. It's worse then getting the feathered cloak from Quillmane for mage 1.0. Good luck to all you Necro's out there.

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multiple scrap collectors
# Aug 18 2007 at 8:28 AM Rating: Decent
12 posts
Camped this today. A previous post said something about only 2 scrap collectors up at any time and this is not the case. From the entrance moving right I could take down maybe 20 spawns in one cycle; the first time I entered there were 4 scrap collectors in this group. Rather than crawling through the dungeon, I just camped at the entrance and kept repulling the respawn.

I was very lucky and got mine pulling that respawn about 5 times. 25 minute or so respawn time.
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One of the reasons why it sucks and then some .
# Jun 14 2007 at 12:02 AM Rating: Default
143 posts

I was camping this for a friend helped right till he had to go to sleep. So i decided to help him get it and as a necro the experience of seeing the quest will be good. I dont have prequest finished or even started his is done.
First of all, usually when you kill something and there is a nodrop item on it or something nice there is a 30 minute timer on the mob's corpse. Not so with the elaborate hinge. I killed mob with a hing look at this body and there was 7 minutes on it to rot time. Making this one very hard to catch rotting items. Should you be lucky enough to be in the zone to see it happen much less drop. Second The entire zone sees invis. You can't **** in a corner with out 6 mobs jumping you. So its slow, and oh so tedious. Third, by the time most start epic, less its young its no or very little exp. So it can be hard to get others to come help but a good Clearing, say once around the loop and every room, really helps. The hard part is later when all go sneaking around /fding to get to a collector to take it out. One reason i like this camp and no other. Is it is a test of the metal of a necro and if you can get it your deserving of the badge of recognition an epic is .

Ok, so some help. First of all taking a room is a good idea. The rooms some of them have maybe 5 mobs or less. Most can be root rotted and then you can open door and invite your victims more or less with out trouble. Another good spot, is around the metal Robot head/library. The backside of the library gets no agro so you can snare dot and run it back forth no adds . Was a great little find and handy to help. Adopt a pattern of Room, safe spot hopping. The challenge is to stay ahead of the pop and keep moving in the inteded direction. The other wayis a mass Clearing by a raid or good group. Then come back and wreck havoc on what you find up . Did and am doing this by running top speed looking for a collector i see it i fd wait for agro to drop jump up run like hell to it agro just him maybe two kill them loot, wash and repeat. Helps to haev a tracker but if not get sowed and buffed up and go for a run . Well thats my two cents worth. This really is the hardest part though. I got the gnarled wood first kill , and even getting smithing to 100 was easy compared to this :) Good luck .
# Dec 25 2006 at 6:40 PM Rating: Decent
21 posts
hate to say it... got it on my first kill... /hide
# Jul 14 2007 at 8:18 PM Rating: Decent
37 posts
me too! haha go us! i zoned in, and went right (west) from zonein. After killing 10 or so mobs, 2 scrap collectors were standing right next to each other. first one taht died dropped it, and i killed the 5ish adds that i got on me. If anyone is getting frustrated at this 1.5 quest, look at 2.0. 1 fight, 1 drop from anguish, and 1 turnin. bam, 2 hours.
Maslo Crittick
75 necromancer on Cazic Thule server
75 apprentice cleric on Cazic Thule Server
Still a rare drop
# Aug 30 2006 at 1:03 AM Rating: Decent
128 posts
Well as of today, I killed 63 scrappers and finally got a drop.
Fortunately for me I have a rogue and the golden embers didnt go to waste.
And the saltpeters provided about 5k in baz. since they are selling like hotcakes atm.
And since my Nec tinkers, the gears, sprockets, mana batterys etc. will also be used.
So even tho it took about 3weeks of off and on camping I did get some reward out of it, elaborate hinge aside.
A much nicer side reward than my rog camping that stinking Zed Sticklebush...
Zed is dead honey, Zed is dead.. 57x's dead..

drop rate
# Apr 27 2006 at 9:54 AM Rating: Decent
11 posts
this drop rate is just rediculous. I have been camping the hinge for a few weeks now with about 80 collectors in the grave. Still nothing. I would really rather NOT spend the rest of my EQ experience trying to get this drop to show its ugly face
# Apr 05 2006 at 5:02 PM Rating: Decent
142 posts
2 days now with about 6 hours invested, no drop yet
RE: awful
# Apr 07 2006 at 4:10 PM Rating: Decent
142 posts
26 hours later, and it dropped. be patient and you'll get it. good luck.
RE: awful
# Apr 07 2006 at 2:02 PM Rating: Decent
142 posts
4 days now with a total of over 24 hours invested, no drop yet.
# Dec 23 2005 at 10:08 PM Rating: Decent
152 posts
havent even got 1.0 but gettin stuff for 1.5/2.0
was in innovation and some said it was rotting got luck=)
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rare sometimes
# Dec 16 2005 at 5:54 PM Rating: Decent
14 posts
1 kill 1 drop, went back later 30 kills 0 drop.

At least I got a bunch of saltpeter
Hinge drop
# Nov 17 2005 at 7:00 AM Rating: Decent
12 posts
This must be the worst drop ever. If i ever see the person who thought this part of the quest up, im going to punch him in the nose. =) 3 weeks now no drop....

70 Nec Zek
# Jul 24 2005 at 11:07 AM Rating: Decent
1 post
Been in poi for weeks now...anyone got this drop recently ?
# Jul 09 2005 at 6:54 PM Rating: Decent
2 posts
Had 5 of these drop in one hour, maybe i'm just lucky though lol
1st time
# May 10 2005 at 6:52 AM Rating: Decent
196 posts
got one on the frist kill but i'm a bst so i'll trash it. didn't know it was for necros
Pasquinell Icewulf
65 BST
very rare
# Feb 25 2005 at 11:43 AM Rating: Decent
Little too rare IMHO
You will find me in POI til it drops.

I geta tell"You should be in zones like WOS its better exp."
I respond "thank you but my epic drop does not come from WOS"

Edited, Fri Feb 25 11:47:52 2005
Human Warlock
still rare
# Sep 30 2004 at 4:04 AM Rating: Default
49 posts
I killed 46 so far no drop. still rare. You just had a good streak.
drops from
# Sep 18 2004 at 1:51 PM Rating: Decent
78 posts
Drops off A Scrap Collector in PoI.
Atheenon(68th level Necromancer,Torvon Server)
RE: drops from
# Sep 19 2004 at 6:33 AM Rating: Good
139 posts
and change that to rare drop :P killed around 50 so far and none

Edited, Sun Sep 19 07:34:10 2004
RE: drops from
# Sep 25 2004 at 5:03 PM Rating: Default
25 posts
saw one drop today... only killed 3

Heh...I should add that it rotted... the necro in zone hunting for one died at its feet and rez brought him back 10 secs too late.

Edited, Fri Jun 17 12:25:46 2005
RE: drops from
# Sep 26 2004 at 5:33 AM Rating: Decent
139 posts
Gratz to you took us total of 67 kills to get 1 time of my orginal post. Went back today for another necro 1st 3 we killed had them maybe SoE made drop more common.
RE: drops from
# Feb 28 2006 at 8:37 AM Rating: Decent
10 posts
Definitely not a common drop...usually camp this hinge 4 or 5 times a week, must of killed 100 collectors and havent seen a hinge yet. Mobs are easy to kill in the zone, it just takes time to clear the spawns around the ZI. Worse thing about it, its boring, the exp blows (at least for lvl 69) half of the mobs are light blue, some green and the occasionaly dark blue. Crappy crap with a crappy drop rate IMHO

69th Necro of Druzzil Ro
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