Zombie, on 29th August 2009, 2:26am, said:
Aye, that would work (just tested). Thing is, Hitman is getting kinda expensive ($11000 for 2 weeks). Though, I could still hire him and stuff him in the Drassen Airport to help protect it, right?
That's not expensive. That's actually decent value for money. By all means defend sectors with mercs when you have to, but the majority of defences should be done by militia.
So here's a stupid question: what is Leadership good for? Most mercs are really low in this stat (except Gus Tarballs). I suspect that this stat is purposefully deflated because it can be increased fairly fast by training up Militia. And training uses what stat? Wisdom?
Leadership is good for training militia and talking to certain people. If your mercs have rock-bottom leadership, some people won't talk to you, or won't let you hire them. Training militia is probably the quickest way to increase it. Hitman's good for this IIRC, he's got teaching as a skill. When a merc trains a certain stat, wisdom affects how fast they improve. Someone with 80 wisdom will improve faster than someone with 60 wisdom, in all areas. Look out for high wisdom mercs, as even if they start out rubbish, they can quickly become competent guns.
Speaking of Militia, should I train up a bunch and stick them in the provinces of Drassen? I'd think the major province to protect is the mine and the second would be the airport because it is vital for ferrying troops and equipment. As it stands, there are ominous groups of enemies circling Drassen right now.
Oh yes. Train as many militia as you like, or better yet, as many as possible.
Now that I control the Drassen mine, I'm pulling in $7,776 per day
so it appears my money problems have been solved (at least in the short term). No more random killings for spare change, hehe.
Good news for anyone with more than $40 in their pockets...
SoulBrotherKab, on 29th August 2009, 3:26am, said:
I didn't see anyone mention, sooo IMO...the first super merc you should consider getting when in the market for one is Shadow. His ninja skills and all around fighting ability is top notch. Put a FN FAL into his hands and it's like God shooting down lightning bolts from Heaven, smiting your enemies. He's the ultimate night time fighter.
Agreed. He's a monster, with the bonus of permanent camo. One of the purest fighters available.