Author Topic: Mercenaries are too expensive (and uncertainly priced)  (Read 1313 times)

Offline AlgaeNymph

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Mercenaries are too expensive (and uncertainly priced)
« on: December 31, 2012, 07:18:38 PM »
Price: my PC says 25 merc coins, the help menu says 75, and when I bought a merc I ended up spending all of my ~50 coins.

What's worse is that my merc left me when I got nicked several times, to little effect, by a blade trap at an entrance.  I apparently nudged the controls a little too much for my invincibility to continue.

As for how effective mercs are in general, I can't tell since I killed monsters before he could fire a shot.

Offline Coppermantis

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Re: Mercenaries are too expensive (and uncertainly priced)
« Reply #1 on: December 31, 2012, 08:15:33 PM »
It should cost 25. If you got overcharged, report it as a bug on mantis and the developers can address it when they get back from vacation. I'm not sure about the merc leaving, but that sounds like a bug as well.

I can already tell this is going to be a roller coaster ride of disappointment.

Offline Gemzo

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Re: Mercenaries are too expensive (and uncertainly priced)
« Reply #2 on: December 31, 2012, 09:49:11 PM »
I heard a while ago that you can only summon a merc one time, which would explain why it takes all your coins anyway. Not that it really seems to deserve such a restriction.

Offline Vatticson

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Re: Mercenaries are too expensive (and uncertainly priced)
« Reply #3 on: January 08, 2013, 03:01:54 PM »
Are mercenaries even "that" useful?

I´m tired of getting scattered coins everywhere coz´i dont think its worth it

Offline LaughingThesaurus

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Re: Mercenaries are too expensive (and uncertainly priced)
« Reply #4 on: January 08, 2013, 06:17:16 PM »
Are mercenaries even "that" useful?

I´m tired of getting scattered coins everywhere coz´i dont think its worth it
Coins are shiny. I think that's worth it enough.

Offline madcow

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Re: Mercenaries are too expensive (and uncertainly priced)
« Reply #5 on: January 08, 2013, 06:42:43 PM »
I think in all my playtime I've only come across one merc phone booth. That was on one of my first regions in my first play through and I've never been able to find one since.

As such I haven't even been able to hire a merc just to test one out.

Offline Oralordos

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Re: Mercenaries are too expensive (and uncertainly priced)
« Reply #6 on: January 08, 2013, 07:04:06 PM »
They are pretty weak and die easily. The best place to find their stands has been generic buildings of some sort in my experience.

Offline LaughingThesaurus

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Re: Mercenaries are too expensive (and uncertainly priced)
« Reply #7 on: January 08, 2013, 07:19:57 PM »
I thought the stands were commonly after bosses that otherwise didn't serve a purpose.

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Re: Mercenaries are too expensive (and uncertainly priced)
« Reply #8 on: January 08, 2013, 07:24:42 PM »
Yeah they appear after those boss rooms, which are normally found in generic buildings.

Offline LaughingThesaurus

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Re: Mercenaries are too expensive (and uncertainly priced)
« Reply #9 on: January 08, 2013, 08:13:30 PM »
Oh okay.

I actually had a region that had I think 4 of them in. I fought one boss in one building, but every building was like 4 rooms long and each had a boss room. Only the first spawned a boss, but every other building sure thought they had bosses given how they were structured.

Offline Vatticson

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Re: Mercenaries are too expensive (and uncertainly priced)
« Reply #10 on: January 10, 2013, 08:49:16 AM »
Oh okay.

I actually had a region that had I think 4 of them in. I fought one boss in one building, but every building was like 4 rooms long and each had a boss room. Only the first spawned a boss, but every other building sure thought they had bosses given how they were structured.

+1 that happened to me. I don´t know if it´s supposed to be that way :S

I´ve hired a mercenary once, and he died so easely and did almost nothing :( not worth getting 25 coins!