Mean Machine  

Start Area: Metalworks
Start NPC:Unlucky Rat (G - 7)
Related Mobs:Unlucky Rat (G - 7)
Min Level:1
Max Level:75
(Average from 22 ratings)
Items Required:Slime Oil
Items Granted:Scroll of Warp
Last Updated: Thu Aug 20 06:00:36 2009

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Unlucky rat is out of machine oil and one of his machines needs to be oiled up. Bring him some slime oil to fix it. Slime Oil drops off various slimes.


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# Jan 05 2004 at 5:27 PM Rating: Decent
Really easy, I did 8 unique quests. Took me only 1 hour to compelete them all.
Item needed for easy quests:
1.Beef jerky (1)
2.Copper ring (1)
3.Copper Ingot (1)
4.Flint stone (4)
5.Bone chip (1)
6.Robe (1)
7.Bronze Subligar (1)
8.Amaryllis (1)

1. Lady's heart (super Easy)
2. Groceries (easy)
3. Elvaan smith (super easy)
4. Bare bones (super easy)
5. Flash in the Pan (super easy)
6. Mom the adventure (easy)
7. Stamp Hunt (lots running)
8. Brygid (don't even mention it, easy)

# Jan 21 2004 at 2:13 PM Rating: Default
you have to do more than those 8, the guy that posted this must have done more quests, because i did those 8 and a few more and still cant do the warp quest
come on...
# Jan 03 2004 at 11:59 PM Rating: Good
ok, good way to build fame is "Gourmet" quest. And before you start swearing at people, maybe you guys should look a bit more at yourselves.... Warp IS a lvl 17 BLM spell... ALTHOUGH, you can get a scroll of instant warp (i use only) through the trade-in of conquest points at your local signet dude at gate.

Being from Windhurst (and hating Bastok - no offense :P) I did only 7 Bastok quests with no repeats and got slime oil quest. I only tried since another friend of mine had done the exact same thing. So I can tell you that SEVEN unique works quite well....

Fame is dependent on quests only. Missions you receive ONLY from your home country, from the gatehouse, while you can do quests in every city. 1 unique quest done = 1 fame. Repeats give fame, but I dont know how much - I have heard 1/2 a fame, but others have led me to believe its 1/3 a fame. Anyway, you check fame in every city at a tavern. There will be someone in them that will say your name, and tell you how famous you are.

Hope this helps, and please... don't resort to being rude guys....

Zihuatanejo (Bismarck)
36 WHM
30 BLM
RE: come on...
# Jan 15 2004 at 5:45 PM Rating: Decent
40 posts
1 unique quest done = 1 fame. Repeats give fame, but I dont know how much - I have heard 1/2 a fame, but others have led me to believe its 1/3 a fame.

Not true. I'm from Sandoria and was able to complete the "Mean Machine" quest after doing the "Mom, the adventurer" quest 20 times. No other quests were completed. If what you said is true, I would have only had 7-10 fame.
# Dec 31 2003 at 4:52 PM Rating: Default
Is this quest repeatable?
# Dec 25 2003 at 2:31 PM Rating: Default
fame isn't shown on the status screen and u will never probably know your exact fame it just exsists and can be estimated by how many quests you've done. :)
RE: ya
# Jan 07 2004 at 6:59 AM Rating: Default
Right Fame isnt shown but you can find out your fame from special NPC's in every Major city.
In this case it's the NPC outside the Tavern in Port Bastok, he will indicate your level of fame by how well the people of that nation know your name.
Max fame is "You are regarded as a Hero to this nation, I doubt there is anyone here who does not know your name."
I'm paraphrasing but it's very close to that.Enjoy.
Be nice!
# Dec 19 2003 at 2:04 PM Rating: Good
I believe people may get the misconception that warp is a level one spell because they purchase the one from the guards that allows everyone to use it even tho its a one time deal.
For those that know, you really ought to help others to know and get a knew derogitory adjective to your vocabulary other than "moron".
For those that dont know, NOW ya do. :)
# Dec 16 2003 at 3:05 PM Rating: Default
I only had 8 Quests completed befor this and was able to do this quest.
number of quests
# Dec 07 2003 at 1:06 PM Rating: Default
As a traveller from Windurst, I had to complete 16 quests before I could get this quest.
RE: number of quests
# Dec 27 2003 at 5:06 PM Rating: Default
Also from Windurst, in my case I got it after doing 15 other quests while not getting it yet after 13 quests. Some quests presumably give more fame than others.
Best way to do the quest
# Dec 05 2003 at 3:29 PM Rating: Good
99 posts
A really useful post from Kulden about this quest was under the Black Mage forum, and I thought I'd post a link to it here.

#Anonymous, Posted: Dec 04 2003 at 9:59 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) warp is level 1 and i believe the effect is warp back to home point''MP cost is 100 from what i was told
RE: eh?
# Dec 08 2003 at 3:06 AM Rating: Decent
I just finished this quest. Warp is NOT a level 1 spell, it is level 17. Just wanted to clarify that
Easier way?
# Dec 04 2003 at 8:23 PM Rating: Default
What happens when someone without enough fame, tries to Trade the Slime Oil to the guy, before getting the quest?
RE: Easier way?
# Dec 05 2003 at 12:37 AM Rating: Default
if you try to trade him the slime oil without the required fame nothing will happen.
RE: Easier way?
# Dec 05 2003 at 3:23 PM Rating: Decent
99 posts
(And your slime oil will return to your inventory)
# Dec 04 2003 at 2:50 PM Rating: Default
Do the quests Ecchi listed below and then you can get this quest. I did all he said except

The Wisdom of Elders

but had done
A Foreman's Best Friend
Hearts of Mythril

Was he11, but warp is a really cool spell.
It is a BLM spell, it isnt the instant warp scroll. Thanks Ecchi!

scroll of warp
# Dec 04 2003 at 10:16 AM Rating: Decent
Is it an instant one like you get for conquest points or just the BLM spell?
Get this quest..
# Dec 01 2003 at 3:58 AM Rating: Good
OK... Let me just help you with this quest, cause apparently quite a few of you have a bit of a problem with this. To do this you'll need fame.. which you get from QUESTS.. not missions.. THEY DON'T CARE ABOUT YOUR RANK... You will need 11 (ELEVEN!!) quests done to get just enough fame.

These are the ones I do.. (Go back to all the quests and look for what you need.. If you make me explain it, I'll have to kill you for wasting my time and showing me you guys are really 'TARDS)

1. A Lady's Heart (You'll go to each district easier with this)
2. Siren's Tear
3. The Stamp Hunt (See.. told you that you'll need to go around faster..)
4. Beauty and the Galka
5. A Flash in the Pan (If you don't want to wait for night, then do "Minsweeper"
6. Mom, the Adventurer?
7. The Elvaan Goldsmith (BTW, Syn this, don't buy at AH, you'll just lose money..)
8. The Bare Bones
9. Smoke in the Mountain
10.The Wisdom of Elders
11.Gourmet (You don't HAVE to wait a certain time for this one...)

After this.. you should a lil bit of gil to buy the "Slime Oil" (AH: Others, Misc.)needed, plus, have a few things to put up for Auction. Now run, like you're trying to zone before that monster kills you (LOL), to the MetalWorks in the Cermet Refinery.. and you should be able to get the quest.. if not.. WTF you think.. DO MORE QUESTS! :P

Ecchi/LV25 Thief/Bastok/30+ Quests (Bastok Only)/Rank 3/Kujata
#REDACTED, Posted: Nov 29 2003 at 7:29 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) Holy crap you people are morons :O Don't post if you don't have this game. And if you do have it and you're stupid enough to not know that warp is a BLM spell...then you should be executed! :|
RE: Morons
# Feb 24 2004 at 2:18 PM Rating: Excellent
why would you say that? what gives you the right to come out and tell people to stuff it cus there new?
#Anonymous, Posted: Nov 27 2003 at 9:26 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) You people are retarded. I saw the same question about times, with a supplied answer 4 times. 1 word, RETARDED
# Nov 24 2003 at 4:49 PM Rating: Default
I've only completed like 10 quest, but yet i was able to do it.... i think it depends on which quest u do, cuz some quest mite give u more quest pt than others, so ;D
where o where?
# Nov 22 2003 at 10:00 PM Rating: Decent
Where in Metalworks can I find the Unlucky Rat? I swear I searched the entire zone, but clearly I missed something.
RE: where o where?
# Nov 27 2003 at 1:06 PM Rating: Default
Unlucky Rat is in the Cermet Refinery
fame lvl
# Nov 22 2003 at 11:23 AM Rating: Default
How do you see your fame lvl?
RE: fame lvl
# Jan 27 2004 at 10:42 PM Rating: Default
Talk to Falco outside the pub in Bastok Port. He says something that varies depending on your fame level. For Fame 2, he says

<Name>? Hmm...sounds familiar. Who was it again? Oh. Well, uh...not many
people know who you are, but if you work hard enough, word will get around
about your good deeds.
quest for fame
# Nov 21 2003 at 2:46 PM Rating: Decent

My homeland is Windhurst, so I had to build up enough fame for this quest from scratch.

This is by far the best way to do it:


I had to repeat this other quest 19 times before I got to fame level 2. As soon as I finished my 19th run, Nbu Latteh started offering a different quest instead:


The 19 runs took me a grueling 3 hours... but once you do it, the Warp Spell quest can instantly be finished by buying Slime Oil from the Auction House.

In the meantime, I made about 2k gil, and built up almost 2 12x stacks of Fire Crystals. The 2nd quest you get from Nbu gives you the Linen Robe, which you can sell at AH in Windy for about 2.5k.

good luck... it was one of the most painful things I've done.
Not working
# Nov 19 2003 at 2:56 PM Rating: Default
Um... I'm level 18 BLM and Rank 2 (highest you can be without doing emissary quest).. he wouldn't do anything for me except tell me he liked his job. Why would they not let a level 18 BLM do the quest when the reward is a level 17 BLM spell?
RE: Not working
# Nov 20 2003 at 9:48 PM Rating: Decent
19 posts
You are probably not famous enough yet to be given this quest. If that is the case go about town and complete as many other quests as you can and try to get the quest again.
# Nov 16 2003 at 7:26 PM Rating: Good
you can find the slime oil in the auction, under Other / Misc
how to trigger?
# Nov 14 2003 at 7:57 AM Rating: Default
How do you build the fame for this quest? Missions or other quests? or somethig else?
# Nov 13 2003 at 8:42 PM Rating: Default
how do you trigger this quest? i spent 3 hrs and haven't gotten the rat to give it to me.
# Nov 13 2003 at 3:41 AM Rating: Default
Uh Warp is a BLM spell.
# Nov 11 2003 at 10:46 PM Rating: Default
do you get fame from quests or missions?
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