Anniversary Task: The Short Circuit  

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Rating:
*****
Information:
Level:90
Maximum Level:90
Monster Mission:No
Repeatable:Yes
Can Be Shrouded?:No
Quest Type:Task
Quest Goal:
  • Loot
Quest Items:
Related Quests:
Era:House of Thule
Recommended:
Group Size:Solo
Min. # of Players:1
Max. # of Players:1
Appropriate Classes:
  • All
Appropriate Races:
  • All
Entered: Thu Mar 17 21:55:39 2011
Modified: Sun Mar 20 22:47:03 2011
This is an optional side task in the Mechamatic Guardian anniversary instance for "Infiltrating the Guardian".

After clearing a number of mobs in the instance, Assistance Gerta spawns. She offers "The Short Circuit" task which can be completed in the same instance.

You say, 'Hail, Assistant Gerta'

Assistant Gerta says 'Who are you? What are you doing here? You aren't going to turn me [over] to Sork are you?'

You say, 'I'm not going to turn you over...'

Assistant Gerta says 'You aren't? Whew! What a relief! I am Gerta and I work for Sork Hibbleton. He is currently installing a new CPU inside the Guardian. I was helping him, but I made a bit of a [mistake] and he punished me, so I ran away and decided to hide here.'

You say 'What mistake?'

Assistant Gerta says 'I kind of crossed some wires while helping him install the CPU and caused a small fire. It's no big deal really, but he gets so angry. To punish me, he took all the gears from my friend Robbo VI here and fed them to the clockwork spurters and steamwork dusters. I really hate to ask this of you, but do you think you could [help] me get the gears back?'

You say 'I'll help you'

Assistant Gerta says 'You'll do it? Really? Oh, thank you. If you get all the gears, return them to me and then we can try to get Robbo up and running again'

You have been assigned to task 'Short Circuit (Level 90)'



Collect 3 Interlocking Gears 0/3 (The Mechamatic Guardian)

Collect 3 Bronze Pinions 0/3 (The Mechamatic Guardian)

Collect 3 Gold Worm Plates 0/3 (The Mechamatic Guardian)

NOTE: These items are pre-lootable.

Give the Interlocking Gears to Assistant Gerta 0/3 (The Mechamatic Guardian)

Give the Bronze Pinion Gears to Assistant Gerta 0/3 (The Mechamatic Guardian)

Give the Gold Worm Gears to Assistant Gerta 0/3 (The Mechamatic Guardian)

Speak with Gerta 0/1 (The Mechamatic Guardian)

You say, 'Hail, Assistant Gerta'

Assistant Gerta says "Yay, you got Robbo's gears back! Oh, shoot! I don't have Robbo's operations manual with me and I forgot in which order the gears need to be placed. Oh well, I guess we will need to try our best without the instructions.' Gerta opens a front panel on Robbo's chest. 'We will need to be careful which order we [place] the gears, or we could damage Robbo's systems."

Help Gerta choose the correct slot for the Interlocking Gears 0/1 (The Mechamatic Guardian)

You say, 'How do we place these?'

Assistant Gerta says 'It appears that the Interlocking Gears will fit in slots [one], [two], or [three]. Which slot do you think we should place it in?

NOTE: There's no consequence for guessing wrong other than a red emote indicating a robot's been damaged.

You say, 'Two'

Assistant Gerta says 'That appears to have worked. At least I don't see any smoke. The bronze pinion gears appear to only fit in slots [four], [five], or [six]. Which slot do you think is the correct one?

Help Gerta choose the correct slot for the Bronze Pinion Gears 0/1 (The Mechamatic Guardian)

You say, 'Four'

Assistant Gerta says 'They fit like a glove. The gold worm gears appear to only fit in slots [seven], [eight], or [nine]. What slot do you think I should try?

Help Gerta choose the correct slot for the Gold Worm Gears 0/1 (The Mechamatic Guardian)

You say, 'Seven'

Speak with Gerta 0/1 (The Mechamatic Guardian)

You say, 'Hail, Assistant Gerta'

Assistant Gerta says 'You fixed Robbo! Thank you so much! I don't have much to reward you with, but take this please. I want you to have it. Oh, and if you see Sork, please don't tell him I am here.'


For a reward, you can choose either experience or a house item, "Olive".
Rewards:
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could not request
# Mar 18 2013 at 10:03 PM Rating: Decent
Went through the text and everything was fine except i was never actually given the task. 2 lvl 97's and a lvl 96 character. EDIT: Tried again. Had no problem requesting it with any of the 3 characters. Maybe it was the patch and it wasn't mentioned or some internal server problem that they fixed without bringing down the servers. In any case. Happy hunting. EDIT: That fair amount of exp sux btw. I got less then 3 aa points even though i had 100% going into AA.. I only had a little over 3k aa to begin with. Probably better off taking the Olive. Maybe they will add a brewing recipee that lets you use the olive to make some nice alcohol some day. EDIT: Oh its a snake house decoration kind of thing. I thought it was something else. Oh well. Take Olive for sure over the weak exp.





Edited, Apr 22nd 2013 9:08pm by Rickymaru
bug
# Mar 17 2013 at 2:02 PM Rating: Decent
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quest bug
Cannot draw at 100
# Mar 15 2013 at 11:39 PM Rating: Decent
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Bugged. Cannot be drawn at 100 on Test. Reported, see if it's never fixed like Christmas tasks....
Bugged ?
# Mar 15 2013 at 10:31 PM Rating: Decent
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Did this Today and the Gnome wont take any of my Gears
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# Dec 27 2012 at 9:00 AM Rating: Excellent
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There is now an achievement associated with this quest.

Achievement: 12th Anniversary Tasks

This achievement is gained upon completion of all of the 12th anniversary tasks and missions.

- Complete 12th Anniversary Task - Short Circuit
- Complete 12th Anniversary Mission - Infiltrating the Guardian
- Complete 12th Anniversary Task - Hunt of the Shards

Reward: None
Drops on spiders as well as rats !!!!
# Apr 24 2011 at 2:36 PM Rating: Decent
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The drops for the alt quest (Short circiut) also for sure drop off the spiders but only the one's that are called "a steamwork duster" the other spiders i dont remember there names do not drop the bits for short circiut so Rats and the spiders labled a steamwork duster" so not just on the rats maybe beetles as well

Edited, Apr 24th 2011 4:49pm by Golire
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# Mar 20 2011 at 6:27 AM Rating: Decent
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You say, 'Hail, Assistant Gerta'

Assistant Gerta says 'Who are you? What are you doing here? You aren't going to turn me [over] to Sork are you?'

You say, 'over'

Assistant Gerta says 'You aren't? Whew! What a relief! I am Gerta and I work for Sork Hibbleton. He is currently installing a new CPU inside the Guardian. I was helping him, but I made a bit of a [mistake] and he punished me, so I ran away and decided to hide here.'

You say 'mistake'

Assistant Gerta says 'I kind of crossed some wires while helping him install the CPU and caused a small fire. It's no big deal really, but he gets so angry. To punish me, he took all the gears from my friend Robbo VI here and fed them to the clockwork spurters and steamwork dusters. I really hate to ask this of you, but do you think you could [help] me get the gears back?'

You say 'help'
You have been assigned to task 'Short Circuit (Level 90)'

Assistant Gerta says 'You'll do it? Really? Oh, thank you. If you get all the gears, return them to me and then we can try to get Robbo up and running again'

Collect some Interlocking Gears (0/3)

Collect some Bronze Pinion Gears (0/3)

Collect some Gold Worm Gears (0/3)

Give the Interlocking Gears to Assistant Gerta. (0/3)

Give the Bronze Pinion Gears to Assistant Gerta. (0/3)

Give the Gold Worm Gears to Assistant Gerta. (0/3)

Speak with Assistant Gerta.

You say, 'Hail, Assistant Gerta'

Assistant Gerta says "Yay, you got Robbo's gears back! Oh, shoot! I don't have Robbo's operations manual with me and I forgot in which order the gears need to be placed. Oh well, I guess we will need to try our best without the instructions.' Gerta opens a front panel on Robbo's chest. 'We will need to be careful which order we [place] the gears, or we could damage Robbo's systems."

Help Gerta choose the correct slot for the Interlocking Gears. (0/1)

You say, 'place'
Assistant Gerta says 'It appears that the Interlocking Gears will fit in slots [one], [two], or [three]. Which slot do you think we should place it in?
You say, 'two'
Your task 'Short Circuit (Level 90)' has been updated.

Help Gerta choose the correct slot for the Bronze Pinion Gears. (0/1)

Assistant Gerta says 'That appears to have worked. At least I don't see any smoke. The bronze pinion gears appear to only fit in slots [four], [five], or [six]. Which slot do you think is the correct one?

You say, 'four'
Your task 'Short Circuit (Level 90)' has been updated.

Help Gerta choose the correct slot for the Gold Worm Gears. (0/1)

Assistant Gerta says 'They fit like a glove. The gold worm gears appear to only fit in slots [seven], [eight], or [nine]. What slot do you think I should try?

You say, 'seven'
Your task 'Short Circuit (Level 90)' has been updated.

If you misplace a red text appears stating that robot is damaged.

if you correctly do all

Speak with Assistant Gerta.

You say, 'Hail, Assistant Gerta'
Your task 'Short Circuit (Level 90)' has been updated.
Assistant Gerta says 'You fixed Robbo! Thank you so much! I don't have much to reward you with, but take this please. I want you to have it. Oh, and if you see Sork, please don't tell him I am here.'

Short Circuit (Level 90) has 2 options: option 1 is olive and option 2 is experience and 112p

there seems to be a 4 hopurs lockout too...

Edited, Mar 20th 2011 2:29pm by habiskurus
iNFO
# Mar 19 2011 at 11:26 AM Rating: Decent
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Pre-lootable.

Drop only off the rat models.

Answers are 2, 4 & 7.

And Gerta does not spawn after "X" kills -- she is simply uppast where you do the bleach step.

Edited, Mar 19th 2011 5:52pm by GOMN
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How do we turn in the items?
# Mar 19 2011 at 1:02 AM Rating: Default
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I kept trying to turn in my gears with no luck, was I not reading the quest or her text? I missed what 2-4-7 could be. She wouldn't take any of my gears... Just wondering what exactly you mean by this spoiler and how I can get my pet snake.
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How do we turn in the items?
# Mar 19 2011 at 11:36 AM Rating: Decent
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After turning in the pieces, hail her and then follow her text. You'll have to say the numbers to her.
How do we turn in the items?
# Mar 19 2011 at 9:27 PM Rating: Decent
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I had it bug to where I also couldnt do the turn ins. Not sure why. I had pre-looted 2 of the pieces in a prior instance and looted the 3rd set prior to getting the task in that instance. It was a 90 toon in the 85-90 instance, tho I have no idea if that would have caused it to bug.
How do we turn in the items?
# Apr 24 2011 at 3:48 AM Rating: Decent
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Well im almost 100% sure now its because we were int he lower level mission. i tried the level 90 only and had no issues even with the prelooted items from the lower mission.
How do we turn in the items?
# Apr 21 2011 at 11:31 PM Rating: Decent
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i just had the same issue, im thinking its the fact that we were in a level 85-89 task and it gave us the level 90 version for olive.
SPOILER
# Mar 18 2011 at 9:58 PM Rating: Decent
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2-4-7, you do get a couple of wrong guesses, we had 4 wrong guesses and didn't fail beyond that i dont know
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