The rewards from this quest are small but significant. The player may decide whether they are worth the trouble. It does not take much time to collect the dog tag bags, though. In fact, collecting all three empty bags can be done on a single trip, if you finesse the dialogue options.
What takes the time is killing 50 uncommon mobs ranging from level one to 200.
Commander Brock will give you a spiffy ring just like his, but you must fill a Dog-tag Bag with the proof of 10 kills of Omni Grunts. Helpfully enough, he gives you a Dog-Tag Bag.
Commander Brock has two other quests for very low level characters: finding Nodda Gregg, and delivering a requisition order to the 'Good Time Party Mixer' in Newland City, both of which potentially lead to new quests: Nodda Gregg's Quests and the Living Cyber Armor Quest.
The Rewards Edit
<aoicon>168414</aoicon>Watcher of Tir Ring
Requirements: Clan Title Level 1; +2 to Strength, Stamina & Perception
<aoicon>168415</aoicon>Sergeant of Tir Ring
Titlelevel 2; +2 to Strength & Stamina, +4 Agility, +8 Perception.
<aoicon>168416</aoicon>Captain of Tir Ring
Titlelevel 3; +4 to Strength, Stamina, Agility & Sense, +12 Perception.
<aoicon>168417</aoicon>Commander of Tir Ring
Titlelevel 4; +4 to Strength, Stamina, Agility, Sense, Intelligence & Psychic, +12 Perception, +20 Runspeed.
<aoicon>168418</aoicon>High Commander of Tir Ring
Titlelevel 5; +4 to Strength, Stamina, Agility, Sense, Intelligence & Psychic, +12 Perception, +20 Runspeed, +60 MaxHealth & MaxNano, +60 Projectile, Melee, Energy & Radiation AC.
Finding the Tags Edit
Generally speaking, the mobs are found in Missions. They are very common in missions, often consisting of half of the mission mobs, and a little less often an entire mission location is filled with only Omni mobs. If you are not planning on doing many missions, or only sneaking, rooting/snaring/calming, or speed/evading through the missions, this quest will be a lot harder. However, there are camps of Omni mobs that can fill in the gaps at lower levels.
Grunt dog tags drop from "Amateur" or "Fresh", Omni mobs, around level 1-10. Fresh and Amateur mobs can be found around Tir, especially in the north. They can be found in Greater Tir County, East of Commander Brock at the Rock Formations. And they can be found at the lake just outside Newland City, on the south side and in great numbers on the north and northeast sides.
Rookie dog tags drop from Rookie Omnis.
There are three Rookies in Varmint Woods at the eastern Omni Outpost at 3840 x 1940 (shown as Neutral on the Creative Student Productions map), and more at 3801,1602.
There is a hidden Omni base carved out of a rock formation south of the Cyborg Barracks in Greater Tir County, with six or so Omni mobs in it. Roughly the same number of Rookies are scattered in a wide area to the south and east of the base.
There are ten or so Rookies inside the walls of an Omni Outpost in Clondyke. The entrance is guarded by a level 120-150 Omni Guard. Guards are a different kind of mob; they have different AI and other codes associated with them (such as freezing a pet in place when the pet owner flies over them in a Yalmaha, whereupon the guard finishes the defenseless pet off at their own, usually fairly rapid, pace), and do not drop dog tags. (& give no XP? Confirm) There are four spawns of Rookies outside the walls. Characters with Yalmahas can fly inside the walls, and pull the guards outside, far enough away so the Rookies inside can be attacked without attracting the attention of the guards.
Elite dog tags drop from Veteran Omnis.
Commander dog tags drop from Ace Omnis.
Filling the bags Edit
Combining the tags with the bag is a tradeskill process. This is most easily performed by picking up the source item, in this case the Dog Tag, holding down the shift key, and right clicking it on the target item, in this case, the Dog-tag Bag.
Tradeskill Process Edit
The combination of items in Anarchy Online works as follows:
Open the tradeskill window (Ctrl-t). Here you can place the Source (often a tool) in the left box, and the Target in the middle box. two items you want to combine. The resulting product item, or Result, if there is one, will be displayed in the right box. The number of possible combinations that can be made with any item as Source or Target, even if that number is zero, will be shown below the box. A detailed look on the Result item is possible with a simple shift-left-click on it. This examination can be performed upon items in storage packs. Until a combination is performed, the items remain in their storage packs, and do not move to main inventory if the Tradeskill window is closed. If there is no free inventory space before combining items, the item will end in the overflow window, even if items are consumed in the process, leaving an inventory space.
<aoicon>165221</aoicon>Dog-tag Bag + <aoicon>165216</aoicon>Grunt Dog Tag = <aoicon>165222</aoicon>Dog-tag Bag with one Grunt dog-tag
Only Grunt Dog Tags can now be combined with this. Add another Grunt Dog Tag and it becomes a Dog-tag Bag with two Grunt dog-tags, and so on.
The bags are only ever one kind of item and therefore interchangeable; any bag can be combined with any grade of tag. They only become a specific item, that can only receive a specific grade of tag, once they have been combined with a single tag. At anytime during this series of quests, you can simply repeat your request for a ring, and receive another bag, which could save time.