RE: Interlude: Pattern Essence
The three pattern pieces to give to Clear Thought Three must be different.
You can't give any two or three alike or he will reject them and give them back.
I thought that this should be clarified before anyone proceeds through this part of the quest line.
I have Item Links set to AUNO.org via my preferences but for some reason when I click to view an item it always directs me to aoitems.com instead. Every time I open a guide I need to set it to aoitems then back to AUNO so that it properly works. Is there a reason why this happens?
The parts for the first quest drop in the new starting area from all kinds of robots. I can confirm that. I noticed the drops the first time I went through Arete Landing. Ever since then I've been getting all of the parts for both pads (combine to make the first Suspicious looking polyhedral casing...
All of the lackeys wander quite a bit. Sometimes farther then you'd think to look. Their spawn location is always the best place to start and then sweep outward in circles :) If you have as many toons as I do then eventually you will get to know their traveling patterns and be able to find them qui...
Personally I recommend the Fixer do a few dry runs before actually doing the quest.
It will get the Fixer familiar with the places to go and the routes to take. Also any alternate routes in case of aggro.