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Re: who are the 5 worst mercs[message #241790] Thu, 14 January 2010 11:15 Go to previous messageGo to next message
usrbid

 
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@Sincleanser: This probably means Ira gets infinity as she is free? He, he, he... Very Happy

By the way, some mercs have unique special abilities, just *some* examples:
- Razor requires the least amount of sleep (he can travel on foot from Drassen to San Mona and back without falling asleep)
- Flo gets a 15% discount buying weapons and a 15% bonus selling them (in WF she also has the thieving skill)
- Shank and Dimitri (not Dynamo) may not look like much but their throwing skill makes them hit targets even if the CTH says zero percent. Throwing also has a chance to outright kill an enemy regardless of how many hit points the target has (if the target is unaware of you)
- some mercs have unique skill combinations e.g. Slay is the only one with Sniper and Auto


Re: who are the 5 worst mercs[message #241808] Thu, 14 January 2010 19:47 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Tao

 
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That is why I am going to build skanker up into a grenadier!
Razor is also a decent mercenary from a physicality view point.
In my current game Dimitri is a M A C H I N E.
Flo trains militia and gun runs at Tony's sell hideout.
Re: who are the 5 worst mercs[message #241879] Fri, 15 January 2010 09:02 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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I'm running with 1.13 HAM3.5 + STOMP 1.0A + WF maps + DBB912

and by default the worst merc is prolly Gumpy the rainman, who has only one minor trait...and his personality & disability failed him as a combatant.

even in vanilla i'd vote for him.
Re: who are the 5 worst mercs[message #241880] Fri, 15 January 2010 09:09 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Dieter

By the way, some mercs have unique special abilities, just *some* examples:
- Razor requires the least amount of sleep (he can travel on foot from Drassen to San Mona and back without falling asleep)
- Flo gets a 15% discount buying weapons and a 15% bonus selling them (in WF she also has the thieving skill)
- Shank and Dimitri (not Dynamo) may not look like much but their throwing skill makes them hit targets even if the CTH says zero percent. Throwing also has a chance to outright kill an enemy regardless of how many hit points the target has (if the target is unaware of you)
- some mercs have unique skill combinations e.g. Slay is the only one with Sniper and Auto


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Re: who are the 5 worst mercs[message #241891] Fri, 15 January 2010 13:34 Go to previous messageGo to next message
rizzla

 
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If you want actual value per cost daily (plus medical if applicable, as you cannot not pay that), then the five worst are as follows:
Magic - 6.55%
Gus - 6.82%
Reaper - 8.14%
Grunty - 8.23%
Scully - 8.34%

Kinda sad. Sad


Excellent work, cheers! Basically, this is the way I think about it: Considering that most mercs can actually do the job (especially when you give them decent weapons) the only reason to hire the expensive mercs is because they are superstars. Think of them as movie stars. You can hire somebody like Robert Urich (RIP) for an action flick, acting isn't so important anyway in such a movie. But it's cooler to get Bruce Willis to do the job. Gus or Magic (ok, not that I ever hire them) have proven themselves in countless battles, have made a name for themselves and thus their asking price is damn high. While, say, the free locals... they've probably never even been outside Arulco, let alone fight as a mercenary somewhere on the other side of the globe.

But the reason I pointed out that Flo or even Shank have some uses is the scope of this game. Sure, you have your fighting squad but if you hate having them wait around or waste their time training militia you can never have enough mercs to do that job for them. Pair Flo with Ira (or even get Biff and Gumpy in the game) and you have a dead cheap militia training squad.
Re: who are the 5 worst mercs[message #241892] Fri, 15 January 2010 13:37 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Flo like to work with Biff. They have an affair. And they are excellent teachers.
Re: who are the 5 worst mercs[message #241893] Fri, 15 January 2010 13:59 Go to previous messageGo to next message
usrbid

 
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Where did you get this? Know something more?


Smile Lots of reading on this board, playing, and also looking at the source code. You can find some additional info here.


Re: who are the 5 worst mercs[message #241895] Fri, 15 January 2010 14:09 Go to previous messageGo to next message
herb

 
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thx. Maybe we shoudl open new topic called Help me please I'm in hell.

Like a guide or something
Re: who are the 5 worst mercs[message #241941] Fri, 15 January 2010 19:36 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Tao

 
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thx. Maybe we shoudl open new topic called Help me please I'm in hell.

Like a guide or something
Like the nine inch nails song.
Re: who are the 5 worst mercs[message #241950] Fri, 15 January 2010 20:23 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Sincleanser

 
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Dieter
@Sincleanser: This probably means Ira gets infinity as she is free? He, he, he... Very Happy


Damn straight, Ira is the shit. Hell, didn't you know? IRA is her acronym, not her name. International Rally Assault. Explains why she's such a kickass militia trainer, no?
Re: who are the 5 worst mercs[message #241951] Fri, 15 January 2010 20:32 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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btw 3/5 of the most trashy IMPs are any group of male IMPs designed by me
Re: who are the 5 worst mercs[message #241956] Fri, 15 January 2010 21:36 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Tao

 
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Re: who are the 5 worst mercs[message #242044] Sat, 16 January 2010 23:41 Go to previous message
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marko
thx. Maybe we shoudl open new topic called Help me please I'm in hell.

Like a guide or something
Like the nine inch nails song.


You like them? I do after The Ministry :devilaugh:
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