how are the wapons on your merc chosen??

lrb
lrb
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Joined Dec 2011 Posts: 158
edited 10 Jan 2012, 8:19PM
hey,
i want to now how the wapons on your merc are chosen,
i have heart some ppl say it depends on your latest res wapons,
others say it depends on your lvl,
others say it depends on your flt's...

(there are even ppl who deliberatly wait whit res some wapons to the last cos they tink that that will be the waepon that will be on your merc...)

anyone nows?
pl tell me
  • RazorUK
    RazorUK
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    I think they apply highest damage weapons first, then depending on what weight is remaining works down that order....
  • Therrash
    Therrash
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    Considering the last two things I researched were Cutlass lvl 4 and PM lvl 4 and that's all that's on my merc, I'm assuming it's the last two weapons you researched for ships.
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  • lrb
    lrb
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    i have res cut 2 and 3 (as the last 2 wapons res) so i wil give a anser to that option very shortly
  • aefi
    aefi
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    only god knows..
    i researched cuts4 and my mercs went from pm3 to cuts. then i researched maelstorm and hydra and they still have cuts
    atm my merc fleet is
    2bb with 1(one) PM each
    and 3 Levi with 2 cuts and 1 ripper each..
    aka useless
  • RazorUK
    RazorUK
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    you have to account for armour weight... then the weapons...
  • aefi
    aefi
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    i guess that would be the case cuz i finished researching du4
  • KIXEYE Swag
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    I've asked this question and have been told that it is a complex formula that takes many factors into account including what ships you have in your inventory, what level they are, what weapons they have, a few other factors and a small random element. In short, it would take a mathemagician (no, that's not a typo) to properly explain it, and probably only a few would understand it.
  • Therrash
    Therrash
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    I've asked this question and have been told that it is a complex formula that takes many factors into account including what ships you have in your inventory, what level they are, what weapons they have, a few other factors and a small random element. In short, it would take a mathemagician (no, that's not a typo) to properly explain it, and probably only a few would understand it.

    you should post it I like problem solving and equations... you could make a game out of it and the winner gets cookies!!!!!
    Treenail wrote: »
    I'm still laughing that an "ambush" is considered "unfair" in a pirate game.
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  • Farley
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    Thanks for that Swag, I and many others have often wondered.
  • IcenI 53
    IcenI 53
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    What are wapons ?
    Old players don't know best !
  • lrb
    lrb
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    tnx for the anser swag :)
    so its kinda usles to put off sertain wapon res to have on your merc
    (it dous not work like that)
  • yellowleadbetter
    yellowleadbetter
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    I stopped researching weapons and started rocket research because i spent the other time upgrading other things more important so i think. Ah, it was the shockwave, i found it the first week, but anyway for over two months I was stuck with ripper 4's on my levi, and cutless 4's on my merc flt. I believe your last armor researched is the armor on your ships and they wieght of last armor and weight of weapons are taken into account because I only had 3 ripper 4's on my levi's and 2 cutless 4's on the barges. They are both heavy weapons. So I believe it is the last two weapons you researched, I have now i did peace 3's awhile ago and lost the cutless's.
  • logansan
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    I've asked this question and have been told that it is a complex formula that takes many factors into account including what ships you have in your inventory, what level they are, what weapons they have, a few other factors and a small random element. In short, it would take a mathemagician (no, that's not a typo) to properly explain it, and probably only a few would understand it.

    In other words, no one has a feckin clue, just roll with what you get.
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  • KIXEYE Swag
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    Farley wrote: »
    Thanks for that Swag, I and many others have often wondered.

    You are quite welcome, sir.
  • Jw-Drowning
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    I've asked this question and have been told that it is a complex formula that takes many factors into account including what ships you have in your inventory, what level they are, what weapons they have, a few other factors and a small random element. In short, it would take a mathemagician (no, that's not a typo) to properly explain it, and probably only a few would understand it.

    All I know is mine sucked, yesterday I finished cutlass 4's, now its pretty cool. 3 ff with cutlass 4 ripper 4. 2 levei with pm4. Not bad for a merc
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  • AJtheImpaler
    AJtheImpaler
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    When I researched Hydra IVs, that was the weapon on my FFs on my merc fleet. After I got cutlass IV, it switched to those. I'm purposely skipping the PMIV research until AFTER I get the maelstrom IV researched (and I'm only doing that so I can later use the siege rockets, no interest in using the maelstrom). I hope that my merc fleet will have PMIV as the main weapon and PMIII as the secondary. They will be worthless as a fvf ships but decent for prepping a base.
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  • lrb
    lrb
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    i tink swag made it clear that the ORDER of res has NO influens on your merc (only the res wapons have)
  • spicer-70
    spicer-70
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    would it be poss to make it so you can select a main weapon for your merc? ie, launch fleet then provide a choice of PMs, Maels, Cuts, etc? I know this is a wishlist type of thing, but figured it's relevant to the present topic :P
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