Stopping Production  

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Level:80
Maximum Level:115
Monster Mission:No
Repeatable:No
Can Be Shrouded?:No
Quest Type:Task
Quest Goal:
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  • Loot
Time Limit:01:00:00
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    Era:Secrets of Faydwer
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    Group Size:Solo
    Min. # of Players:1
    Max. # of Players:1
    Appropriate Classes:
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    Entered: Tue Dec 25 07:12:21 2007
    Modified: Sat Oct 19 17:22:23 2019
    This task begins with Tavik Gearpaq who is in the Ak'Anon Strike Force camp near the Fortress Mechanotus zone-in.

    You say, 'Hail, Tavik Gearpaq'

    Tavik Gearpaq says 'Ah welcome, welcome! It's good to see some people other than my fellow compatriots here. They are interesting enough in their own right, but they just don't seem as interested in these new things around us as I am. Take the [alloys] these clockworks running around are made of, it's amazing! And then there are these fascinating [crystals] I keep seeing everywhere. I've been spending quite a bit of time studying them.'

    You say, 'Crystals?'

    Tavik Gearpaq says 'These crystals supply a large portion of the power used by Meldrath's clockworks. You wouldn't think of it by just looking at them, but they can pack quite a bit of power. I'm planning on taking my work with them back to Ak'Anon, but in the meantime I think I've made an important [discovery].'

    You say, 'What discovery?'

    Tavik Gearpaq says 'Working with a few of the spell casters here we've managed to dirty up the power of several crystals. I wouldn't want to put them in my own experiments, but I can't pass up the chance to see what effect this has on the clockworks. Would you have any interest in [assisting] with this experiment?'

    You say, 'I have an interest in assisting with this experiment.'

    You have been assigned the task 'Stopping Production'.

    Tavik Gearpaq says 'Excellent, excellent, the trick I think is to get these crystals to where Meldrath's clockworks would actually use them. If you can find where the clockworks are being made you should be able to drop these off where they will be put into use. You'll want to be careful though. As soon as things start going wrong Meldrath's engineers will likely come take a look. You'll need to prevent them from disposing of the crystals if we're to have a full test of what they can do.'

    You receive 3 x Tainted Crystal (identifies as "A crystal used to store magical power").

    You have one hour to complete this task. The Manufacturing Plant is the long rectangular room in the center of the zone. To get the updates you simply click on three different boxes (+507, -268), (+678, +37), (+507, -35) surrounding the walls of the room and kill the 'Quality Control Bot I' that spawns with each cyrstal update.


    Plant a tainted crystal in the Manufacturing Plant. (0/1) - The Steam Factory

    Prevent the Quality Control Bots from discovering the tainted crystals. (0/1) - The Steam Factory

    Plant a tainted crystal in the Manufacturing Plant. (0/1) - The Steam Factory

    Prevent the Quality Control Bots from discovering the tainted crystals. (0/1) - The Steam Factory

    Plant a tainted crystal in the Manufacturing Plant. (0/1) - The Steam Factory

    Prevent the Quality Control Bots from discovering the tainted crystals. (0/1) - The Steam Factory

    Return to Tavik and inform him of your success (0/1) - Fortress Mechanotus

    Rewards:
    Faction with Ak'Anon Strike Force V
    Experience

    Upwards Axis Spring LXIII
    LORE ITEM NO TRADE QUEST ITEM
    WT: 0.1 Size: SMALL
    Class: ALL
    Race: ALL
    Submitted by: Tadden, Darkstar Alliance, Fennin Ro/Torvonnilous
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    # Oct 19 2019 at 9:37 AM Rating: Excellent
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    +12 for the faction
    Charming with a Bard works nicely.
    # Nov 03 2013 at 10:17 AM Rating: Decent
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    Charming the Control bots with a Bard works very well here. Your Bard need to be level 84 though, so you have Voice of the Mindshear which can charm up to l83.

    Invis up, target Control bot within range of your Charm spell (75), start casting Charmsong and then Fade while the 3s timer is still going down. Timer will keep going down, then when Charm lands, immediately fade again so that your new pet wil not aggro anything nearby. Then run to your safe spot. Be sure that you do not run past any of the devices that actually trigger the control bots alarm so set up your safe camp wisely (I did it in the hallway that goes West towards the large Hangar area). When I had my camp elsewhere, the charmed pet had to path a long way along the sidewalks in that room and at some point he always started shouting stuff, lost him as a pet and started aggroing the hell out of the room.

    You can also do /pet sit as soon as you have charmed him, run to your safe spot then use Ribbon of Empathy to summon him! THis is a nice method anyway since your pet will not run at the same (selo) speed as you, and you may lose him along the way due to pathing issues.
    Soloable
    # Apr 15 2009 at 10:58 AM Rating: Decent
    29 posts
    Just soloed this rather easily with a decently geared 85 ranger and a T5 cleric merc. Spawn the quality controll bots while invis, then move to of of the relatively "safe" areas under the walkway that runs arouns the room. These areas have a support post on either side and a large colum, supporting the controll area above it, between you and the conveyor area. That provides enough cover to use Harmonious Arrow to pull the mob in and beat it down 1 on 1 without adds seeing you.

    Edited, Apr 15th 2009 2:59pm by starkam
    Solo'ed by Shammy
    # Oct 16 2008 at 4:48 PM Rating: Decent
    19 posts
    Just solo'ed this quest, cost me a couple of deaths and a couple of Invulnerability pots. Relies a lot on VP (Virulent Paralysis) hence a bit of a shammy-centric solution. Also, if a named is up in the manufacturing plant they see invis and make this impossible.

    1. Get quest (it's timed so don't mess around after getting it - only got 1h)
    2. Run to quest room (manufacturing plant), stay invis and click on the 3 crates to pop all 3 QC bots, if they are not up already. If they are up already, extras don't spawn so no problem.
    3. Summon a low level (sacrificial) pet and put it on guard at bot II or III (these are the ones with many adds)
    4. Check map and head towards the nearest zone out. Wait just past the room where the biomass is. The long corridor going through this room will give you the best view of the huge train you are about to pull.
    5. Send in the dog on the QC bot. You may need to be closer to get in range if dog won't attack. It's best to time it so that the biomass is pathing back to the room. Then he won't aggro you before the train pulls him in.
    6. As soon as the train comes up the ramp and into sight look for your target ring, hit VP as soon as you see it then either zone out quick or hit an invulnerablility pot and zone out a bit more casually. I chose latter as the train will be on you too quick probably. Thats where i died a couple of times, getting timing right.
    7. Hit invis and zone back in quick, go past the VP'd bot (pre-target it) and wait at bottom of ramp that goes into manufacturing plan - this is where the bot will path back to its spawn.
    8. Wait for VP to wear off then as it comes down ramp re-VP and rot it. They don't summon.
    9. Same again with the other of Bot II or III, whichever you didn't just kill.
    10. Go into clear corner of room close to where Bot I popped.
    11. Pull him and VP into corner to rot. There is a single wanderer there you may want to take out first as he may aggro the corner.
    12. Report back to Tarvik Gearpaq before you run out of time.


    Edited, Oct 16th 2008 8:55pm by TykeSixSixSix
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    Tykelle, Shaman of Shadows of Doom on Antonius Bayle
    Strat to win easily
    # Oct 06 2008 at 7:02 AM Rating: Decent
    I did this over the weekend with 45 mins left to spare on mission timer.
    Here is how:

    Good group with solid DPS:
    Rog, Rng, War, Shm, Clr, Brd

    Set up in corner where Bot III spawns (no one has mission at this point).
    Clear the mobs around Bot III and Bot II spawn points. Once thats done have 2 or 3 members who need mission to RUN! to zone (the one closer to FM tent camp).
    They all run to Gearpaq and get mission run back.
    Hopefully your DPS was high enough and the room is still clear.
    Then have each person with quest spawn III and II as needed. Save I for last!
    Once all members have II and III killed, move to I spawn area and kill as it's super easy.
    After thats done, move back to original camp and repeat for anyone who is left.
    The less DPS you have, the fewer you can have run to get mission.
    I wouldnt try more than 3 personally, we only did 2 and JUST kept on top of spawn. Entire group TSS+ geared avg about 1000 AA.

    ~~taken from down below - I thought about testing this but didnt wanna chance it~~

    you can click the boxes while invis.
    have everyone doing the task click the box before you kill the control bots , extras dont spawn so the entire group can get the update from one kill.
    for control bot I and II there are platforms on the walls near them that you can set up camp under.they are safe as long as you stay tight to the wall.the roamers can add if you dont so we just killed the roamers before pulling the control bots. we also invised the group while the puller was working on the split , this allowed our bard puller to train through camp .


    Edited, Oct 6th 2008 12:38pm by Yahsha
    fixed maybe
    # Jun 11 2008 at 6:04 AM Rating: Decent
    It's supposed to be fixed with the June 11, 2008 patch, but earlier this week a GM answered a petition and said they were willing to get the task for me. Yes, it's timed, and yes you have to be ready when they magically appear.
    Bugged
    # Jun 03 2008 at 12:07 AM Rating: Decent
    By any chance is this task bugged because me and a group of guildies couldnt get the task but he would give us the crystals
    Bugged
    # Jun 08 2008 at 4:51 PM Rating: Decent
    Same, we get the crystals, just no task.
    Oculus Series
    # May 13 2008 at 3:27 PM Rating: Decent
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    2,288 posts
    This is one of quite a few related tasks that ultimately allow you to attain the Model XLII Spatial Temporal Oculus.

    The tasks required are:

    I Can Fly
    Construction Junction, What's Your Function?
    Darwin's Award
    Farm Clean Up (any one of the three offered, you do not need all three)
    Forgetful Nanzie
    Mechamatic Spelunking
    The Steamwork You're Looking For
    Modulation!
    Getting that Stabilizer
    Creepfeet Theivery
    Endless Enemies
    Disable the Recycler
    Hunt A Spy
    ***** Loose
    Switching Gears
    Disrupt the Workshop
    Supplies for Spies
    A Slave to Grind
    Destroying the Competition
    Power Station Blueprints
    Alloy Sampling
    Stopping Production
    Breaking Things Down


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    # May 05 2008 at 9:30 PM Rating: Decent
    Pull nearby mobs before spawning the Quality Control Steamworks. One less mob to split makes life much happier on the puller. On 3rd stage, mez-pull enhanced steamsuits. There are two next to each other and the 5-7k DD they both fire off when aggroed is brutal.
    hints
    # Jan 11 2008 at 7:31 AM Rating: Decent
    47 posts
    you can click the boxes while invis.
    have everyone doing the task click the box before you kill the control bots , extras dont spawn so the entire group can get the update from one kill.
    for control bot I and II there are platforms on the walls near them that you can set up camp under.they are safe as long as you stay tight to the wall.the roamers can add if you dont so we just killed the roamers before pulling the control bots. we also invised the group while the puller was working on the split , this allowed our bard puller to train through camp .
    last/missing step
    # Jan 05 2008 at 12:47 PM Rating: Decent
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    last step is:

    Return to Tavik and inform him of your success 0/1 Fortress Mechanotus
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