Gronkle Iron quest
It has been three weeks now that I have been trying to solve this quest but when I need to feed Meatlug firewood and then cool the ashes it won't work because the ice icon disappears and each time I enter the lab I need to restart it all over again and it won't work. Help me please
If you would have searched in the internet, you would have found it in a few minutes...
Anyways, here is the forum post about it, made by "Pirin":
I managed to find a way to complete the quest in my game, so if you're having trouble you should try the following steps.
(I only had one shot at it so my instructions might not be completely accurate)
To complete Step 2, first complete step one by changing the states of water and recording it in your journal. Reset the experiment as prompted and feed Meatlug the firewood when it asks you to. Instead of using the feather, see if the ice/water/fire buttons are behind the box that tells you what Meatlug has eaten. If they aren't, I can't really help. If the ice button is still on screen while Meatlug has eaten the firewood, click it and fill the bowl under the crucible with ice using the ice scoop. Meatlug will throw up the ashes automatically into the chilled crucible, causing your journal to mark off step 2 as complete. You might have to click the "record result in journal" button if it appears. From here, the instructions will still basically block you from completing the rest of the experiment, so you should exit the lab and re-enter.
To complete the remaining steps, complete step 1 and reset the workspace as prompted by the instructions. The instructions will tell you to click the arrows at the bottom of the screen to go to the next step. Do not do this; at this stage alone, you can interact with the other materials. Feed Meatlug the firewood, the ball of dough and the gold. The ice/fire/water buttons should still be behind the box telling you what Meatlug has eaten. If you click the fire button, Meatlug will throw up the firewood ashes, a loaf of bread and the molten gold.
I presume the instructions for the bread and the gold involve heating or cooling in some way, because the bread will catch on fire, then the "record result" button will appear after the bread has cooled. The final step, involving changing the state of gold, will be completed by waiting for the gold to return to a solid ingot, then clicking the "record result" button when it appears. The gold takes a while to cool down, so be patient.
I would guess that you could complete the steps with each material separately by exiting and re-entering the lab for each material. I think the steps for cooling the firewood might be incompatible with the heating of the gold and the bread, but I completed the experiments for the bread and the gold in one round.
This still is a pretty serious bug, and even if this workaround works consistently, it needs to fixed or updated or something in the future. I can only really recount of how I managed to complete this part of the experiment, so, again, this may or may not work for anyone else, but I hope it helps. Reply in the thread if it worked for you!
Oh, thank you, thank you, thank you! This stupid quest has been giving me grief for three days, and the game was at a standstill because all the other quests required me to use the lab. I had figured out how to work around the firewood and bread, but I couldn't get past the gold. I tried this though and it worked! Thank you so much!
The admins really need to fix this.
Well, credits don't belong to me, the thread was made by Pirin, so please don't thank me xD
so glad i searched the forum because thankfully i have my answer to this problem. thank you and pirin for sharing this information! so awesome!
for the love of Aslan!
i spoke too soon. i got past the firewood but cant move beyond that! its stuck. i guess i didnt read far enough thru the thread!
quote "Feed Meatlug the firewood, the ball of dough and the gold. The ice/fire/water buttons should still be behind the box telling you what Meatlug has eaten. If you click the fire button, Meatlug will throw up the firewood ashes, a loaf of bread and the molten gold." unquote
i have done this but nothing happens when i click the fire button. meatlug doesnt throw up the dough and i cant get to the gold. the wood has already been recorded.
i am making a recording to show you the glitch problems.
for the love of Aslan!
edited: i got past the dough and am stuck on the gold. what worked for the dough isnt working for the gold. hmmmmm!
paying attention to EXACT detailed instructions is so important. i finally got the sequence right but it took forever to get it right! so very frustrating for sure but it worked! thank you Pirin for the instructions tho im not sure how it make it more clear to prevent others from having the same frustration!
for the love of Aslan!
I have the same problem where all the icons disappear. That happened to me too about a month ago, but I was never able to fix it. I just don't do the quest.