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Re: Never played JA1. Is it worth going back?[message #256794] Mon, 19 July 2010 05:23 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Jinxed

 
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I wish there were water snakes in JA2. That was such a surprise in ja1. Actually, imagine snakes are added to the svn and nobody gets told. BEST DAY EVER.
Re: Never played JA1. Is it worth going back?[message #256816] Mon, 19 July 2010 14:06 Go to previous messageGo to next message
7h30n

 
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I think I'm gonna need to start all over again.

I overextended myself, now every merc is wounded and I can't take sectors like that. Last time I tried for each sector I gained I lost 2 to Santinos men and incapable guards.

Well ... I'm not gonna embarass myself anymore on this forum. I will beat this game, and beat it on Normal difficulty no matter how punishing it is (for a newbie like me).

P.S. After Leech I took Bud making my list full.
Re: Never played JA1. Is it worth going back?[message #256821] Mon, 19 July 2010 14:17 Go to previous messageGo to next message
7h30n

 
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It was supposed to be comic comment ...

Since this is Jagged Alliance fansite forum I believe it is expected everyone here pretty much mastered the games. And I can't survive more than 5 days in JA1

Yeah ... internet text parody and sarcasm is a bit hard xD

Edit: Wait wut, where did your post go?

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Re: Never played JA1. Is it worth going back?[message #256822] Mon, 19 July 2010 14:19 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Gorro der Grüne

 
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especially when I looked it up and deleted my post
Re: Never played JA1. Is it worth going back?[message #256826] Mon, 19 July 2010 14:34 Go to previous messageGo to next message
7h30n

 
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I really miss this kind of challenge in modern games. They are all walk in the park...
Re: Never played JA1. Is it worth going back?[message #256851] Mon, 19 July 2010 19:48 Go to previous messageGo to next message
blueskirt

 
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Sad to hear you need to restart. As long you're still having fun.

If that's not too spoilerish, my advice would be to try conquering sectors from different fronts, some sectors are hard to conquer from one side and easy from another. Also, you play on normal and they're cheap, don't be affraid to hire 8 guards for each sectors the enemy can attack but also some guards behind your frontlines for backup. It's not that obvious, but you can move guards in between sectors during the day (not just in the morning planning) by going in the Map panel and left/right clicking on sectors with guards.

I hope that help. Anyway, good luck and don't give up!

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especially when I looked it up and deleted my post

Somewhat ironic considering your signature.

Re: Never played JA1. Is it worth going back?[message #256852] Mon, 19 July 2010 19:56 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Gorro der Grüne

 
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blueskirt

Somewhat ironic considering your signature.



I deleted it BEFORE I'hd gotten an answer


I allways indicate my changes after I've gotten an answer

I also indicated that i've deleted my post
Re: Never played JA1. Is it worth going back?[message #256853] Mon, 19 July 2010 20:02 Go to previous messageGo to next message
7h30n

 
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Thanks blueskirt, although I read the manual and saw the things with moving guards.

I'm old fashioned, I like to read manuals Smile

Edit: BTW I hired Sparky this time instead of Speck

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Re: Never played JA1. Is it worth going back?[message #258532] Fri, 06 August 2010 02:28 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Dyson

 
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When I was 14, I bought my first PC because everyone in my class had one except me.
Then I started to try out games. Mostly demo versions given away with pc magazines. When I first played JA1 demo I got totally hooked up by the gameplay. I bought the game and played it many times. When JA2 was released I wasn't seen for days^^

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Re: Never played JA1. Is it worth going back?[message #258573] Fri, 06 August 2010 16:05 Go to previous messageGo to next message
FastZ

 
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hi Dyson, and how old are you now?
Re: Never played JA1. Is it worth going back?[message #258574] Fri, 06 August 2010 16:07 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Re: Never played JA1. Is it worth going back?[message #258778] Sun, 08 August 2010 19:17 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Dyson

 
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Wink 16^^
Re: Never played JA1. Is it worth going back?[message #351172 is a reply to message #256367] Tue, 03 October 2017 11:57 Go to previous message
Jeneral28

 
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blueskirt wrote on Fri, 16 July 2010 03:36
If you fail a second time, I think it's your leadership you'll have to blame because it's quite a good starting team you got there.

I think everyone will agree that Ivan is the best merc you can hire on day one and he'll still be with you during the final showdown.

Fidel is one of the best explosive expert in the game with his high explosive and marksmanship skills, personally I hired him halfway in the game but if you can afford him on day 1, do so.

Have Beth train her medical skill for a bunch of days and she'll cover all your needs for a doctor and a snitch in your team.

Ice is quite a good sharpshooter early in the game.

Speck and Sparky are the best and cheapest home mechanic you can get. Sparky start off slightly worse than Speck, however Speck's mechanic and dexterity skills will never improve, while Sparky's mechanical skills will improve over the course of the game, and soon enough she'll be better at repairing than Speck. She's also cheaper than Speck.

Elio's usefulness depends what you intend to do with him. Sure he can't shoot and like all level 1-3 mercs, he'll walk on every mines and traps he stumbles on (the trick is to quick save when you conquer a sector in case something like that happens while you're looting it), but he's good at opening crates, and like all native guides, he's dirt cheap, he got some advices on the sectors you'll fight on and you can use him to lug around all the stuff you find (and there's quite a lot of stuff to bring back home in the 4 first sectors). If you get rid of him, you'll be offered better guides later on in the game (even if they are all average compared to mercenaries.)

It's also good that you didn't fill all the slots in your team on the first day. In 3 or 4 days, better mercs will accept to work for you and it's better to hire less early in the game than uselessly increasing your turnover rate when the good mercs become available.

-Edit-
And now I'm wishing there were mods/remakes/addons for that game. I'd love to have an excuse to replay it every time I feel like it.



No my Speck mechanical skills improved to max of 100.
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