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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saving gil
# Oct 27 2008 at 4:57 PM Rating: Decent
Doing this quest saved me 20k ;) I'm glad it drops from more then just a BCNM. I've done Shooting Fish on my Summoner, but I always sell the Warp scrolls. I didn't think I'd level BLM anytime soon. :P I'm about to use the scroll. Get ready! I'm going to tele~ like crazy now.
# Nov 25 2007 at 8:20 AM Rating: Decent
u only need lvl 2 fame to do this quest i done this yesterday
# Oct 24 2007 at 7:13 AM Rating: Good
73 posts
I can say being from Windurst is taking me longer to get this quest flagged than what others are saying. I know I have done more than 12 quests and I still don't have it. I don't like doing many repeat quests if I can help it. I am sure there is more to the getting of fame than the number of quests completed.
mom adventurer
# Sep 17 2007 at 10:32 PM Rating: Decent
147 posts
Do the Mom the Adventurer quest 10 times. This will give you lv 2 fame that is needed for the Warp Quest. You can get the copper ring from the shop right next door and it costs less than the reward you get. Net gain, few hundred gil and 10 fire crystals.
the best way 2 do this quest
# Aug 15 2007 at 5:46 PM Rating: Decent
Just buy the oil its 1k in the bastok AH in the qionix server i spelld that rong its wus alot faster 2 buy it

p.s. when i did this quest i wus WHM32/BLM16 but now im Whm36/BLM18 So im working on the teles quests
Simple Explanation
# Aug 06 2007 at 8:20 PM Rating: Decent
This is from Lakshmi...
In Bastok, a stack of treant bulbs go for 700gil. Slime oil goes for 600gil. That's 1300gil for the materials. All I did was trade one bulb to Salimah between each zone (I didn't have a warper, so I zoned at the mines). If you time it right, you can stand to make anywhere from 1200gil to 1800gil for the stack of treant bulbs. Once you do that, run to Unlucky Rat and, after talking to him, trade him the slime oil. He will then give you the scroll of warp. DONE! In Bastok, warp sells for about 25k-30k on lakshmi. Not sure about windy or jueno. I'll check those and reply back. But it's an easy quest and I already have two scrolls (made extra mules for it).
Mean Machine Quest-Warp
# Jul 04 2007 at 7:25 AM Rating: Decent
I wanted to see how long it took to get this spell. I did these quests in this order, checking after each one to get quest till he said something about machine instead of working not being hard compared to mining:

1. Groceries

2. Minesweeper

3. Mom the adventurer

4. Father figure

5. Mommy's helper

6. Beauty and the galka

7. Foremans best friend

8. Zehrune report (mission)

9. Quadavs curse

10. Bridget the stylist

I know misions don't really add into it, but did it anyway. And Dirty rat was happy for my help!! Don't know if this helps, but here it is.
# Jan 10 2007 at 3:51 PM Rating: Default
12 no go
# Jan 01 2007 at 12:13 AM Rating: Decent
I traded a full stack of bulbs and did not get enough fame to flag the quest.
# Dec 31 2006 at 7:38 PM Rating: Decent
For those who are stingy about time (and money, I suppose), you only need to turn in 10 treant bulbs (possibly 9, I only checked in increments of 2) if you start from 0 fame before you can get this. Putting this out there since that quest requires you to zone.
# May 25 2007 at 9:30 PM Rating: Decent
You only need to trade 5, not 10. Trading more than one at a time does not give extra fame.
# Jun 08 2006 at 4:27 PM Rating: Good
I started a mule in Bastok, so I had 0 fame. Bought a stack of Treant Bulbs, did the Gourmet quest, boom, lv 2 fame. Talk to the NPC, he'll say something about oil, just trade him the oil and you have Warp.
# May 24 2006 at 7:56 AM Rating: Decent
although an easy quest when i first went to do it didnt have enough bastok fame >.< (form sandy)
so took la thine cabbages to selbiana and tryed again i got it =)
A cinch!
# May 10 2006 at 10:10 AM Rating: Default
654 posts
I'm from San d'Oria and previously had no Bastok fame (well, I think I might've done that flint stones quest there like twice). I was really itching for this scroll, so I stripped down to the buff and loaded up all 30 slots with stacks of La Theine Cabbage which my mule had bought in Windurst. Since my homepoint was in Valkurm, I changed to a level one job (THF, since I'd have Perfect Dodge in case I caught aggro) and deathwarped there. I gingerly made my way to Selbina and proceeded to trade in the cabbages to the sheep guy with the impenetrable accent. When I trekked to Bastok, this quest was ready and waiting for me.

And as a bonus, I had enough fame for the Drain quest in Sandy AND the gobbiebag in Jeuno! Only takes one trip, guys!

Edited, Wed May 10 10:03:34 2006
This Quest Has Requirements!
# Feb 09 2006 at 11:35 PM Rating: Decent
This quest has a "Bastok fame: Level 2" requirement. This quest needs to be updated so that people that are trying to get this quest know they need to putz around in Bastok a little.
RE: This Quest Has Requirements!
# Mar 11 2006 at 11:32 PM Rating: Decent
I'm still new to this game and I'm just wondering how I can get and gauge how much fame I have.
RE: This Quest Has Requirements!
# Apr 15 2006 at 5:46 AM Rating: Default
56 posts
Fame Evaluation NPC: Flaco
(Bastok Port, E-6 down left in front of the Steaming Sheep Restaurant)

Level 1
[Name]? What is that, some kind of snail? Oh, that's your name. You must be a rookie adventurer, right?
Level 2
[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.
Level 3
Oh, you're [Name]. Yeah, I've heard of you. You're not doing too bad for an adventurer. Keep working hard, and the people of Bastok will come to recognize your efforts.
Level 4
Hello there, [Name]. Quite a few people are talking about the things you've done for Bastok. People are starting to talk about you. Keep on doing whatever you're doing!
Level 5
Hello there [Name]. A lot of people know what you've done for Bastok. People are saying good things about you. Keep up the good work!
Level 6
Most everyone in this country knows your name by now, [Name]! People are saying great things about you. You don't know how proud that makes me feel--I've been following your progress ever since you came to Bastok.
Level 7
You must be [Name]. Don't look so surprised, as everyone knows your name and what you've done for Bastok. [Name], we're very proud to have someone like you as a Bastoker.
Level 8
Master/Miss [Name]! You are a hero to the people of Bastok! Everyone here knows your name and what you've done for us! You are the example every Bastoker should follow!
Level 9
Oh, it's you, [Name]. I've known you since you started off here in Bastok, but I never thought you would come this far. You've become a household name in these parts. You're even considered a hero by some... like me. I pray that the Goddess Altana looks down upon you favorably in your journeys!

# Jan 31 2006 at 12:38 PM Rating: Decent
I'm not sure how much fame you actually need to complete this quest, but I do know that you can do the Selbina quest "Only the Best" with 1 stack of boyahda moss and 1 stack of millioncorn to get enough fame. It might be a good idea to gain as much Selbina fame as humanly possible, because this also boosts San d'Oria and Bastok fame, where you can quest Drain and Warp.
had this quest forever
# Sep 28 2005 at 9:22 PM Rating: Decent
I've had this quest since rank 1! >.> lol all i did we're simple quests like the ore quest, the grocery quest, and stuff like that and i recieved the quest, lol never did any cabbages. :) im rank 4 now all i need to do is actually complete the quest =P
RE: had this quest forever
# Jun 11 2006 at 8:36 PM Rating: Decent
86 posts
Rank != Fame
# Sep 27 2005 at 12:44 PM Rating: Decent
Can i buy the slime for this quest or do i have to farm them?
# Sep 28 2005 at 11:09 AM Rating: Decent
983 posts
You can buy it. Alchemy section of the AH.
Yay for Jhereg!
# Dec 02 2006 at 12:32 PM Rating: Decent
thanks, just what i needed to know
# Sep 22 2005 at 10:58 PM Rating: Good
61 posts
Does anyone know if this quest is repeatable? I sold mine in the ah, but want it back...
# Aug 23 2005 at 1:42 AM Rating: Decent
LOL I think this description of how to do a quest is the WORST i've seen. ever. It is 3 sentences. I know it's not a hard quest, but what about the people who just need more instructions. /sigh Well that was my 2 gil.
RE: /laugh
# Jan 20 2006 at 4:01 PM Rating: Decent
...What more do you need?
woot, just got it
# Jul 19 2005 at 4:59 PM Rating: Decent
84 posts
ok, just want to add that I took 57 stacks of la theine cabbage to the "only The Best" quest (or whatever it's called, but the one in selbina). I bought each stack for 276g from my local zulkheim salesperson (first booth going north from san d'oria east gate >.> sorry, find the zulkheim people in yor home country if you're not willing to go to sandy.) after turning these cabbages in (for a mere loss of 2052g plus traveling expenses, which ended up being 800g and 530 exp for me [I forgot to use invisible trveling from the outpost to serubina -_-]) I took a quick trip to Mr. Rat in Bastok and warped back to Sandy ^_^..(well, to sarutabaruta, then outpostported back to sandy..XD)

Edited, Tue Jul 19 18:02:41 2005
RE: woot, just got it
# Aug 20 2005 at 6:23 AM Rating: Decent
Correction the Zulkeim salesperson NPC is just West of North Gate at J-7 and is called Rosswald =)
RE: woot, just got it
# Aug 13 2005 at 12:35 AM Rating: Default
57 stacks!?? As in 684 cabbages?!? Holy **** thats a lot! And buying a stack for 276g would net you MAJOR profits, since he gives you i think 600g per cabbage you turn in, so im going to guess that it wasnt 57 stacks...

... wow imagine 60 slots of cabbages (well 59 to be able to trade) would be 708, at 600 each would be 424,800 minus the cost of the cabbages would still be the easiest 408,516 gil you have ever made, with no competition or risk, like in farming or camping NMs. Steady flow of money while watching t.v. or (for those on ps2 with a comp next to you) playing something else, from buying and selling to and from NPCs, of course that would get nerfed so fast that the universe would implode or something. I forgot why i wrote this...
RE: woot, just got it
# Aug 28 2005 at 5:19 AM Rating: Default
Actually, you get 600G for every 5 cabbages, but nonetheless, at 276G a stack, you still can make a lot of gil from this if you're patient and do it enough. You make about 1000G back per stack, so if you did 57 stacks, you would make 57k. It's not 400k but it's still good gil, especially for lower levels.
RE: woot, just got it
# Oct 21 2005 at 5:08 PM Rating: Decent
84 posts
you get 100 gil for every five cabbages...

There's pretty much no way to buy a load of any of these three items below the quest reward price. I was just pointing out that you only lose a few gil per turn in, whereas you'd lose around 600 gil per turn in from moss, on my server at least. Unless you bought singles...(<--- not worth the slowness)
RE: woot, just got it
# Aug 28 2005 at 5:18 AM Rating: Default
Bleh, dbl post.

Edited, Sun Aug 28 06:29:51 2005
how high?
# Jul 15 2005 at 10:36 PM Rating: Decent
how high deos your fame gotta be to get this quest?
# Jun 05 2005 at 8:21 PM Rating: Decent
Hold on a sec... you need fame in Sandy or bastok . just do the moss/millioncorn quest in selbina fame for both, at a very slight loss. nice foe Jeuno fame too
2 bastok quests
# May 04 2005 at 4:55 PM Rating: Decent
i did 2 quests in bastyok and gotit 0,o ididn't think i did but when i checked quests it said ihad iit.
7 quests
# Mar 06 2005 at 12:47 PM Rating: Decent
I completed 7 Bastok quests to get Warp. Starting with zero. The quests were:
-Welcome to Bastok
-Hearts of Mythril
-Elvaan Goldsmith
-Fallen Comrades
-Bare Bones

I started with no fame, now i'm level 2. I'm rank 3 and level 25. Didn't take very long at all.

Edited, Sun Mar 6 18:12:11 2005
# Feb 26 2005 at 4:00 PM Rating: Decent
181 posts
This is super easy, go to the ah buy some slime oil and trade it back....Takes roughly 5 minutes if you have bad lag to complete.
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