Claptrap's New Robot Revolution

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Claptrap's New Robot Revolution

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The Lubricator

Find 25 oil cans

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How to unlock the The Lubricator achievement

  • Chris8875Chris8875532,026
    04 Nov 2010 13 Oct 2010 22 Dec 2010
    135 4 28
    Originally there were two isues in relation to getting any of the four collectible achievements linked to the Claptrap DLC.

    The first one was a bug that is stopping a number of the collectable achievements:

    A: “What a party!”
    B: “It’s so realistic”
    C: “Bobble-trap”
    D: “The Lubricator”

    Popping when they are achieved. Gearbox released a patch to fix the problem in late 2010 so this is no longer an issue.

    The second issue is that the drop rates for a number of these items are obscenely low.

    The best way I have found to deal with this problem is to "actively farm" MINAC - the final boss at the end of the DLC.

    Now, many people are getting to MINAC, going to hide in a corner where MINAC and the Claptraps it releases can't get at them, and going away to do something else. After 3-4 hours they come back, kill MINAC and collect a tonne of items from around the area.

    This I consider to be "passive farming". I have found, after much testing, that "actively farming" MINAC is immeasurably more rewards and prompts drop rates 3-6 times better than "passive farming" on all items.

    "Active farming" involves dying a lot, to be blunt. But you aren't losing money when you do so, and MINAC doesn't return to full health if you do so (unlike Crawmerax) so there's no disincentive in dying.

    To "actively farm", you need to shoot out all of MINACs turrets - not his "eye", but everything else. Once that is done, you can attack a bit more confidently.

    Follow MINAC when he is on the move, but stay behind it so the "eye" can't get you. When MINAC stops, it will release Divine Wind claptraps - and this is when you attack.

    Actively kill the claptraps from close to medium distance. What happens when you do so is that MORE and MORE spawn from MINAC.

    For example, if you get in and kill the first tow claptraps to emerge from MINACs doors before those doors close, more claptraps will spawn. If you kill them, 2 more will spawn. And so on.

    What happens is that instead of 2 claptraps emerging from the doors every time MINAC stops, 6-8 emerge.

    Also, I found that with these extra claptraps emerging (and the greater number of dropped items which naturally appear), actively hunting them down seems to increase the chances for special drops.

    In 90 minutes last night, I gathered 10 sets of 3D glasses, 6 Clapfish, 8 pink panties, 6-8 oil cans, 6-8 bobbleheads and 5 pieces of pizza. In just 90 minutes!

    Once you're finished farming, kill MINAC and gather the rest of the items. But yes, get out, chase the claptraps and actively farm - its more fun and hugely more profitable.

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    MaurickShepherdThree hours of active farming, one oil can... are you kidding me...
    Posted by MaurickShepherd on 10 Dec 18 at 05:15
    Barn3yXBOXMaybe I was just lucky, but leaving the gatling turrets alive got me more rare collectibles from the claptraps.
    Posted by Barn3yXBOX on 13 Dec 18 at 17:22
    Recovskiridiculous. it went way faster on the original 360 version then on the x1 goty edition...
    Posted by Recovski on 28 Apr 19 at 14:52
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  • NorrisMMNorrisMM253,377
    15 Nov 2010 18 Nov 2010 07 Feb 2011
    45 2 9
    The oil isn't super rare but you need a lot of them so it will take some time.

    There are two easy way to get collectibles.

    1. In the hyperion dump, north of the entrance.
    2. Farming MINAC.

    For method 1 just go to the hyperion dump, head north and kill all of the claptraps surrounding the fort. Collect any rare-drops and then save and quit. Then resume game and you will be back at the entrance and you can do it again. This is not terribly difficult but rather time consuming. I was only getting 1 or 2 rare drops in a run.

    For method 2 go to MINAC and immediately run forwards and to the left. On the left hand side of the road (after the really big rock) there is a smaller rock you can hide behind. From the road looking at the rock there is a red chest to the right of it. From this position you can avoid MINAC and the DW claptraps. Pop out once and a while to destroy all of the turrets. Once you've done that it is relatively safe to go out from your hiding spot. Here is where you have some options. You can either stay in your hiding spot for hours, or you can go out and chase MINAC around killing the DWCTs quickly. The faster you kill them the more of them spawn.

    I decided to use a combination. After sitting for awhile I would run out, collect items and chase MINAC around. When I got bored I just went back into hiding and walked away and did something else. I was a little hesitant to leave it over night without testing it first.

    On my first run I wasn't close enough to the rock and eventually some DWCT got to me and killed me. If you are situated correctly you could die a lot if you leave it over night.

    Once you've left it run for a while hop out and collect your loot and then kill MINAC. The longer you let it go the more loot there will be. I only had to leave it going overnight (8hrs) to get the remaining items.

    Loot Rarity
    Oil Can
    Claptrap bobble-heads
    3D glasses
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    BLAZE VIIAre the collectibles accumulative!? For example can I get 10 items in playthrough 1 and the rest in playthrough 2!?
    Posted by BLAZE VII on 06 Aug 12 at 11:09
    NorrisMMI'm not sure I did it in 1 run.
    Posted by NorrisMM on 06 Aug 12 at 12:34
    BLAZE VIIThanks man, found my answers on x360a and ps3trophies, they say YES!
    Posted by BLAZE VII on 06 Aug 12 at 13:54
  • CroSnakeCroSnake220,533
    02 Oct 2011 30 Sep 2011
    31 1 4
    I would just like to add that if you play in co-op every player has to collect the full amount of collectibles. Collecting any of the collectibles does NOT count for all players in the game.
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    CroSnakeYeah, that's what I meant. Every player collects his own amount of collectibles, these just don't count towards the other players' achievements. Sorry for the misunderstanding.
    Posted by CroSnake on 04 Nov 11 at 21:11
    Arbiter31996Really? I thought I remember me and my friend both popped the 3D glasses achievement at the same exact time, there was only one 3D glasses on the floor.
    Posted by Arbiter31996 on 15 Apr 15 at 03:03
    CroSnakeHi arbiter. Pretty sure, when I did this (and the other collectible achievements) with my brother, they all unlocked at different times for us.
    Posted by CroSnake on 18 Apr 15 at 06:38
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