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Re: who are the 5 worst mercs[message #40007] Thu, 20 March 2003 01:16 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Sgt. Baker

 
Messages:12
Registered:February 2003
Location: Suomi Finland
My worts mercs Top 5: Mad

1. Shank - well you know, he is only for the gas deal

2. Flo - ugly and irritating only for militia training, like Biff and Gumpy

3. Biff - although he`s much better now than in DG!

4. Gumpy - I know you can train him up with his high wisdom, but he has so horrible voice.

5. Hamous - I kind of like him, but he is still way too stupid.

Yep. They are all cheap, but I haven`t really have troubles with cash (at least after I have took Grumm and Kingpins money) :diabolical:

I think all AIM mercs are somewhat good. Thank god there is no more guys like Lance, Wink, Skitz or Wally... :rifle:

I haven`t find much for the robot either. I would even take Shank instead of it.
Re: who are the 5 worst mercs[message #40008] Wed, 09 April 2003 07:00 Go to previous messageGo to next message
jeremiah

 
Messages:26
Registered:April 2003
Location: Canada
I am just a newbie but I definitely did not like to find out that Larry was a drunk.

After having a harrowing experience taking out the hillbillies with silenced MAC-10s (for those who don't like Thor, he really shined here for me and he doesn't seem so expensive).

Never again will I make an IMP with 0 medical. Gaah. Especially with the agressive AI in Gold edition.

Then I accidentally had Larry check out one of the fridge in that sector uh oh. Dismissed him when his strength went down to the 30s.
Re: who are the 5 worst mercs[message #40009] Fri, 02 May 2003 02:05 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Dog Soldier
Messages:2
Registered:May 2003
Location: UK
I'd like to nominate:

1. Vince.

Used him once just to see what he was like, but never again. Wasn't even much cop for training militia.

2. Shank.

I keep him on long enough to get the gas deal then get rid of him. He's useless - can't even use him to carry stuff.

3. Bubba

He's just loathsome. Okay, he's strong and got better stats than the average MERC jerk, but you're better off with Bull or Grizzly.

4. Larry

Not even much good when he's sober, a state of affairs that doesn't last long after he arrives. It's a pity you don't get the option to shoot him (or hunt him down :biglaugh:
Re: who are the 5 worst mercs[message #40010] Fri, 02 May 2003 05:03 Go to previous messageGo to next message
silly_rabbit

 
Messages:9
Registered:April 2003
Location: Ottawa, Canada
top5:inpo(very similar to others)
-flo
-biff
-shank
-gumpy(very irratating voice)
-bull
Re: who are the 5 worst mercs[message #40011] Fri, 02 May 2003 14:16 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Ehlijen

 
Messages:13
Registered:November 2002
#1: Ivan. Though he's pretty good he called me an idiot in the endgame speech. Haven't hired him since.
#2: Gus. Anoying speech and way too expensive, his stats just don't justify it. Espacially his low dex means that he will sometimes get less AP than some cheaper guys.
#3: Conrad. Don't likie his attitude. If my IMP had that attitude I would like it, but not on Conrad! Also his voice is anoying, too.
#4: Carlos. What do you need him for? He's no better than Dimitri. Miguel is actually not bad, but Carlos? Superfluos.
#5: Anyone who doesn't like Trevor. He is so cool! Also he is Australian!

Ira, Flo, Biff etc. aren't too good either, but you get them more or less for free and early.
Re: who are the 5 worst mercs[message #40012] Fri, 02 May 2003 21:35 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Wodan

 
Messages:542
Registered:December 2001
Location: Antwerp, Belgium
Quote:
Originally posted by Ehlijen:
#1: Ivan. Though he's pretty good he called me an idiot in the endgame speech. Haven't hired him since.
Ivan actually is a good merc, so maybe he's right and you really are just an idiot. LOL.
Hehe. just kiddin' of course. :angel:
Re: who are the 5 worst mercs[message #40013] Fri, 02 May 2003 21:54 Go to previous messageGo to next message
TrailBlazer

 
Messages:512
Registered:September 2001
Location: Athens, Greece

Quote:
Originally posted by Ehlijen:
#1: Ivan. Though he's pretty good he called me an idiot in the endgame speech. Haven't hired him since.
ROFL!

Quote:
#2: Gus. Anoying speech and way too expensive, his stats just don't justify it. Espacially his low dex means that he will sometimes get less AP than some cheaper guys.
Come on guys, I've learned first-hand that this is made to maintain game balance... else the only mercs that you'd buy are Trevor and Gus Smile And Gus is at a freaking high level as well...
Re: who are the 5 worst mercs[message #40014] Fri, 02 May 2003 22:19 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Ehlijen

 
Messages:13
Registered:November 2002
Yes, except for Dexterity, Gus is an awesome MERC, but by the time I can afford him, I usually have several others who are as good, or sometimes even better. I do like his Hvy Weap expert skill, though. But then I can just get Iggy.
Re: who are the 5 worst mercs[message #40015] Sat, 10 May 2003 00:42 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Gorn

 
Messages:6
Registered:May 2003
Location: Bridgewater, NJ
Looks like some are listing their least liked mercs as the "worst" mercs. I tend to use a criteria to define my "worst" mercs.

1) Merc who can not provide a useful service right away (medic, mech, mark, explosives, or decent militia trainer)
2) Merc who will need A LOT of training to become useful in some way.
3) (to a lessor degree) Merc who does not make me laugh (or at least smile).

So I would say:

Biff - need I say more?

Shank - takes too long to build up strength and marksmanship (although I do keep him around as a go'fer guy with Skyrider)

Gumpy - needs development and I CAN'T stand his lisp (but has some great lines)

Larry - first time he got drunk on me was the last time I hired him (but he also has some great lines).

You could almost add the Robot since it can not gain skills, reload by it self, or heal/regen it self, but it does have a mark of 80.


I note that some mercs making other's worst list still provide some use.
Flo - she makes a good cheap militia trainer
Ira - she makes a good medic and an excellent militia trainer (but her voice is too whiny)
Vince - cheap doctor and militia trainer (marksmanship can go up very fast)
Maddog - great mech, autoweapon skill, and great lines

Just my two cents Razz

"Did it hurt? Moron!" - Maddog
Re: who are the 5 worst mercs[message #40016] Sat, 10 May 2003 18:25 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Forsaken

 
Messages:47
Registered:August 2002
Location: Germany
Quote:
Originally posted by Ehlijen:
Yes, except for Dexterity, Gus is an awesome MERC, but by the time I can afford him, I usually have several others who are as good, or sometimes even better. I do like his Hvy Weap expert skill, though. But then I can just get Iggy.
I think you meant the agility not the dexterity, 'coz if I remember correctly his dexterity is about 86. You probably meant the agility which is 65 or so. But that is because of his accident as his foot has been crushed I think - and of course his age. And low agility isn't that striking, at least with that experience. Like Gus a lot.

And Ivan, since the first Ja came out, a definatly must.

- Forsaken
Re: who are the 5 worst mercs[message #40017] Mon, 12 May 2003 08:51 Go to previous messageGo to next message
JAT

 
Messages:190
Registered:December 2002
Quote:
Originally posted by Gorn:
autoweapon skill, and great lines
Just my two cents Razz

"Did it hurt? Moron!" - Maddog
Maddog is Lock Picking Expert. He has no AW skill.
Re: who are the 5 worst mercs[message #40018] Mon, 12 May 2003 23:45 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Gorn

 
Messages:6
Registered:May 2003
Location: Bridgewater, NJ
Quote:
Originally posted by JAT:
Quote:
Originally posted by Gorn:
autoweapon skill, and great lines
Just my two cents Razz

"Did it hurt? Moron!" - Maddog
Maddog is Lock Picking Expert. He has no AW skill.
Opps. Don't know where I got that from. :whoknows:
Re: who are the 5 worst mercs[message #40019] Tue, 13 May 2003 00:30 Go to previous messageGo to next message
ConFusion

 
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Registered:April 2003
Location: The Netherlands, Europe
He has a bonus for auto weapons though, since he's psycho. Oh wait, he's not psycho, he just has passion for this job. Wink
Re: who are the 5 worst mercs[message #40020] Tue, 13 May 2003 02:10 Go to previous messageGo to next message
JAT

 
Messages:190
Registered:December 2002
Quote:
Originally posted by ConFusion:
He has a bonus for auto weapons though, since he's psycho. Oh wait, he's not psycho, he just has passion for this job. Wink
Razor has passion for his job? And yes, Maddog is psycho guy.
Re: who are the 5 worst mercs[message #40021] Mon, 30 June 2003 19:41 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Harper

 
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Registered:June 2003
Location: Germany
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I preferred a good ol' fashioned shoot-out with the rednecks to get to the shed rather than deal with Flo for another moment (in spite of the sweet revenge of dumping her right there, oh yes)! Call me violent... but it made me feel much better to get rid of the Hicks by force rather than to try make them happy by a cheap bribe!
You could give her to the Hicks family and kill them all together. THAT is what I'd call violent Smile
Re: who are the 5 worst mercs[message #40022] Tue, 01 July 2003 06:55 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Soowa

 
Messages:10
Registered:June 2003
Location: Prague, Czech republic (a...
Here's my list:

- Larry (drunk Larry is useless)
- Hamous (too stupid, wisdom 35)
- Biff (almost everybody hate him, I hire him only cause I want to get Cougar quickly)
- Bubba (more stupid than Hamous! And almost everybody hate him)
- Buns (I simply hate her! Fox rulez!)
Re: who are the 5 worst mercs[message #40023] Tue, 01 July 2003 12:30 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Blackraven

 
Messages:5
Registered:June 2003
Location: Texas, USA
Ira-she's smart, but very annoying.

Stephan-his stats look good, but is voice is too annoying.

Flo-she's a wimp, she sucks, and she's French Razz

Bubba-too stupid, and stutters too much.

Dynamo-he's retarded. Very Happy
Re: who are the 5 worst mercs[message #40024] Thu, 03 July 2003 01:11 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Snicker

 
Messages:71
Registered:November 2002
Location: Canada
I've already put in my two cents for the attitudes I hate, but I noticed this was about lack of fighting quality...oops.

1. Devin. I could go the whole game without using an explosive expert. By the time you get him, his skills are subpar.

2. Vince. By the time you get him, he is useless. He cannot shoot. Cannot.

3. Kyle, from the Cold Comfort for UB. I couldn't hire him because he wouldn't even talk to me.

4. The Tex in SOG'69 campaign. Useless. I hope he dies.

5. Shank. Sigh, I like the guy, and seems oddly lucky for me, but god does he suck. I like to train him, but I shouldn't have to. Useless for everything...well, he is pretty skipper...maybe he can be the squad's cheerleader?
Re: who are the 5 worst mercs[message #40025] Thu, 03 July 2003 03:02 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Cold Steel
Messages:1
Registered:July 2003
Location: TO-Scope, Barrack B

1. The whole M.E.R.C. in JA-2 (All worst bastards)
2. Nearly the whole M.E.R.C. in UB (Without Stogie)
3. Bull (Funny qoute's, but not to use for anything)
4. Dynamo & Shank (Little sucky sausages)
5. Devin (He looks like he stinks and never took a shower in his whole life Very Happy )
Re: who are the 5 worst mercs[message #40026] Thu, 03 July 2003 04:07 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Soowa

 
Messages:10
Registered:June 2003
Location: Prague, Czech republic (a...
Quote:
Originally posted by Snicker:
2. Vince. By the time you get him, he is useless. He cannot shoot. Cannot.
Only once I hired him... I gave him AKM a sent with my squad to Alma. It was a night combat, an enemy was one meter close by Vince, Vince fired a burst... and he missed.
But his wisdom is about 90, inst it?
Re: who are the 5 worst mercs[message #40027] Fri, 04 July 2003 02:18 Go to previous messageGo to next message
FastZ

 
Messages:125
Registered:January 2003
Location: Aalten, Netherlands
Of course i hired Shadow and compensated him with Mad Dog!
Shadow for the kills and Mad Dog for the fun. :wave:
Shadow can pass some explosives without triggering them and Mad Dog blows sky high. :bomb:
But then again i could use Shadow's medic points to fix Mad Dog. :nurse:

You are right, do not use one of them. Use them both!
:shake:
Re: who are the 5 worst mercs[message #40028] Sun, 13 July 2003 23:18 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Stealth Mongoose

 
Messages:24
Registered:July 2003
:biglaugh:

And I actually think Numb's a pretty cool merc to have on a squad, even though a lot of people dislike him. He's good stats, says funny lines, and his Martial Arts skill comes in handy in the San Mona fist-fights. That, and he just looks cool.
Re: who are the 5 worst mercs[message #40029] Thu, 17 July 2003 02:52 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Heart

 
Messages:39
Registered:July 2003
Location: Bear's Pit (well, not all...
1. Biff: just hate him
2. Larry: same
3. Reaper: same

I spent some months training Flo up to 80+ marksmanship, good medical etc etc. Still does not make it to the top but was a credible merc by then (60+kills or so). As 6th merc in UB (when I did not have the patch to hire new mercs later on) she was then an acceptable option, giving some financial leeway. :nurse:

Can't understand why anyone would not go for Thor who has a fantastic skillset and in UB comes with a Ruger Mini14. Can do without Maddog although I hired him for militia backup in hot spots and mec. I do not hire characters without medical or some other basics like explosive skills because you never know which situation you are going to encounter later on. Len is ok in the beginning but like Sarge in SOG69 characters who don't grow spoil the best of the game...
Re: who are the 5 worst mercs[message #40030] Thu, 31 July 2003 20:57 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Saturnine

 
Messages:31
Registered:August 2002
The first 5 members of merc. Its probably been said before though.
Re: who are the 5 worst mercs[message #40031] Wed, 06 August 2003 03:27 Go to previous messageGo to next message
trevorColby

 
Messages:26
Registered:August 2003
The only ones who I absolutely cannot tolerate:

Larry... because he burns through all the medical supplies in the sector

Stephen... that voice is death... "Smorgasbord", gimme a break!

Dmitri I still use, because he's free... but he's so incredibly stupid. "I forget, I forget again." If he should happen to fall to enemy gunfire, no worries, I'm sure Cambria U. can find another janitor when they re-open for the fall semester.

All the rest have their uses... even poor Shank can hang out in San Mona to sell weapons to Tony from the stockpile I have there.
Re: who are the 5 worst mercs[message #40032] Wed, 06 August 2003 03:57 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Detective Arno Dick

 
Messages:6
Registered:January 2001
Location: The Great White North
1) Raider
2) Raider
3) Raider

I HATE that guy. I hired him in my first game for some leadership combined with a solid fighting ability, but I just couldn't stand him. He had the most annoying voice and everything he said just aggravated me. On the last day of his conrtact he got shot up really bad so I just let him bleed until he left.

Oh, and Gary Roachburn. In the first Jagged Alliance demo I used him as a meat shield. I hated him thoroughly.
Re: who are the 5 worst mercs[message #40033] Sun, 28 September 2003 19:10 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Maddog

 
Messages:317
Registered:September 2003
Hey! Who did say "Haywire"!!!!??? He's not crappy! What's in your mind, man!!!??. Razor's a loser, Haywire's great!!!!! Mad Haywire's stats may look a little low, but their not!!! Just give him a better gun than that dum
Speck T. "Dumb" Kline did and he'll never miss!!

The worst:
1. Flo - She's not good at anything. SHe's wise and that's good, but it won't save her.
2. Shank - Ditto.
3. Ira - Ditto.
4. Devin - His voice drives me mad and he's not good either. :axe:
5. Vince - sucks. Wink
Re: who are the 5 worst mercs[message #40034] Sun, 28 September 2003 19:26 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Khor1255

 
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Registered:August 2003
Location: Pleasantville, NJ
1)Biff chickenshit lazy bastard
2)Flo you keep thinking she's gonna redeem herself as a militia trainer but NOOOO
3)Shank really reminds me of someone I went to school with
4)MD used to use him all the time but he bitches, sleeps all day and NEVER gains exp
5)Carlos I know this guy is Miguel's right hand man but he just is too much of a baby with his skills
Re: who are the 5 worst mercs[message #40035] Thu, 02 October 2003 02:11 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Maddog

 
Messages:317
Registered:September 2003
Hey, Biff's not bad! I just don't hire him, because Haywire doesn't like him. And yeah it's pretty bad, that Carlos can be hired only after 5 cities. I mean that he's values are way too crappy. All your other mercs will be elites, after you've captured 5 cities. So, my advice is, to go to Strategyplanet and download an unofficial patch, which causes that you can hire Carlos and Miguel at the same time you hire Ira. So I would hire Ira and Carlos at the start and later then Miguel, because if you hire Miguel right away you can't hire Dimitri!
Re: who are the 5 worst mercs[message #40036] Thu, 02 October 2003 09:35 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Doc Croc

 
Messages:92
Registered:September 2003
Location: VT
Crappiest Mercs? Hmmmm.....

1.) Shank. A throwing expert with horrible aim, poor dexterity, and no strength. I mean he makes Biff look like MR. Universe.

2.) Dynamo. By the time most of us get to Tixa we have better mechanics on our team.

3.) Hamous. Makes Bubba look like a freakin' valedictorian.

4.) Ira. Has some good points, but man is her voice annoying.

5.) Raider. Once again, what an annoying voice.

Anyone else here put all of thier least favorite mercs into the ice cream truck and then fired LAW's at it?
Re: who are the 5 worst mercs[message #40037] Thu, 02 October 2003 09:38 Go to previous messageGo to next message
trevorColby

 
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Registered:August 2003
Quote:
Anyone else here put all of thier least favorite mercs into the ice cream truck and then fired LAW's at it?
Surprised :biglaugh:
Re: who are the 5 worst mercs[message #40038] Mon, 13 October 2003 08:38 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Someone Here

 
Messages:20
Registered:May 2003
Location: Illinois
Every merc has a use in the game. Flo is good to train militia or sit around practicing. Razor is good at knifing and high agility. Gumpy can learn. The things go on. But the worst ones are:

5) Red- Never have hored him at beginning. To low of health/MRKS. at the end. Good explosives.

4)Larry- In one game, I actually had him stay off drugs for a few days. During that time, he did okay. But when he did drugs, his stats were not any good. I got rid of him after his stats going down. He's just at risk to become pretty bad.

3)Dynamo- I usually take out Tixa after Grumm and Balime. By that time, all my guys have at least 85 MRKS.Though he spent his time training militia, he took up a spot that could have been filled by a guy who could help in Meduna. He's free so it's okay if you hava a low budget.

2)Biff- I've only used him a few times. The only time I remember him doing anything was him being my first casualty ever. I don't remember any of his stats, so I can't say what use he has.

and finally the person you've been waiting for:

1) Shank- If you've read Dynamo, you'd know he would be of little use to me. He cannot carry anything, his skills are bad, and he takes up space. The uses for him are getting gas and taking a few for the team. Smile
Re: who are the 5 worst mercs[message #40039] Thu, 23 October 2003 18:01 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Magraev

 
Messages:9
Registered:February 2002
Location: Denmark
5 worst mercs in my oppinion:

1) Ira. Too annoying for words.
2) Shank. Totally useless (sometimes fun to send him on a trip with a 3-400% load and watch his strength grow, but he's still useless).
3) Bubba. wis 29 = useless, and his stuttering means a simple ok takes like 5 seconds "0 0 0 0 kie do o o o kie".
4) Static. Way way too expensive for a merc with wis 60 and unremarkable attributes.
5) Len. A merc that doesn't improve is a dead end.
Re: who are the 5 worst mercs[message #40040] Thu, 23 October 2003 23:19 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Gideon

 
Messages:54
Registered:February 2003
Location: Uppsala/Sweden

1. Bubba - 29 Wisdom
2. Vince - By the time you get him, he's useless
3. Carlos - The same as above
4. Numb - The same as above
5. Slay - Ten days just isn't enough
Re: who are the 5 worst mercs[message #40041] Sun, 26 October 2003 12:52 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Someone Here

 
Messages:20
Registered:May 2003
Location: Illinois
Never hired Raider.(Technically I did, but I say I don't)

Don't really need to either
Re: who are the 5 worst mercs[message #40042] Mon, 03 November 2003 02:36 Go to previous messageGo to next message
xenophon

 
Messages:74
Registered:March 2003
Location: Glos UK
Okay, I'll join in.
5 worsts
1. FLO :angel: Great when married off. You know where she's goin' to take it.
2. DEVLIN :silly: The worst for VFM
5. GRUNTY : :blah:
And a cheap nurse. Yeah I mean a cheap nurse! :evilkitty:
Re: who are the 5 worst mercs[message #40043] Mon, 03 November 2003 04:24 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Soowa

 
Messages:10
Registered:June 2003
Location: Prague, Czech republic (a...
And a cheap slut :naughty: ...err
In fact I find Fox very useful, she + 2 Automags (or P90s) = killing machine. And I usually hire Wolf and they like each other. Then she is good trainer, good doctor and has fine voice Smile
Re: who are the 5 worst mercs[message #40044] Mon, 03 November 2003 04:54 Go to previous messageGo to next message
DurtyDan

 
Messages:103
Registered:November 2001
Location: Oregon, USA
Gumpy's voice has to be the most annoying, and Biff and Flo have no useful skills whatsoever. Shank also falls into that category. Bubba would make a cheap weapons repairman like Dynamo, but his voice is just too annoying. However, I usually get them just to haul stuff around and sell it. One camped each at San Mona, Belime, Eastoni and Cambria keep the money supplies up.

The MERC mercs get hired just to get to Cougar, who is one of my favorites.

I noticed above that some don't like Red, but I usually hire him to train explosives to the others, and he can be a mechanic as well. I usually hire Grunty and Steroid early on as well, as both make cheap, useful mercs that help round out the combat team. Grunty for his work with the LAWs, and Steroid for his cheap lock picking skills.
Re: who are the 5 worst mercs[message #40045] Mon, 03 November 2003 12:53 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Someone Here

 
Messages:20
Registered:May 2003
Location: Illinois
Devin is also one person I don't hire often. His low MRKS is usually too low for when I hire him. He also doesn't have good stuff.
Re: who are the 5 worst mercs[message #40046] Mon, 19 January 2004 21:00 Go to previous messageGo to previous message
Unifrag

 
Messages:19
Registered:January 2004
Location: Amsterdam
Top 5 worst Mercs:

#1 Len. as said before--> no improvement = shit
#2 Shank. Uber crappy skills.cant do shit.
#3 Hamous. wisdom low and skills also crap.
#4 Bubba. same as hamous but has better skills.
#5 dunno. i dont think i got a 5th n00b3r :>

Top 5 Favorites:

#1 Scully, since Ja1 all-time favorite
#2 Thor. only expl is bad but with the mine trick he's just good @ anything else.
#3 Magic, Cool dude.2 bad his wisdoms only 80 :>
#4 Trevor, good at everything,wis97 trains like hell
#5 all my other 1st squad members: Barry,Dr.Q,Stephan. all above 91 wis. and NO 0 skill. furthermore they have no probs with eachother :>
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