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PostSubject: Permanent Mercenary Event!   September 9th 2010, 4:20 pm

As a lot of you know there is an event going on that allows you to buy a permanent mercenary for a bit cheaper than a perm AR (depending on the mercenary). Although a lot of people see mercenaries as being one of the most expensive and useless things you can buy with NX I think this is a pretty good deal since a permanent mercenary is basically a cooler version of a permanent vest. What do you guys think of the mercenaries and which ones are you going to buy if you decide they are worth it. On a side note do you guys think Hauser or Kamara is better? 120% armor goes a long way but Hauser has by far the crappiest camo in the game and you have to sacrifice 3% speed for 5% armor.
http://combatarms.nexon.net/News/View.aspx?boardNo=101&contentNo=009AM

Edit: I was kind of hoping that one of you would reply and we would get a bunch of people to debate over the mercenaries but I got impatient and went ahead and bought Mei and Hauser perm. Mei has been really useful since she is really fast and has really good camo. Hauser's 20% extra armor allows me tank 1 extra shot for all non sniper rifle weapons even at point blank. At a distance I can tank sniper shots fairly often and a lot of ARs/SMGs become take 6/7 shots to kill me assuming they hit my chest and even more shots if they keep shooting my arms/legs. None of it really matters to me though since now I will only have to spend 550 gp every day I play (S3 100, ACOG TA3 150 and, Combat beanie 300) (although I bought a few for 90 days which makes it a bit cheaper) whenever I play instead of 3350 (previous total 550, Light vest 500, MSG-90 1200, CX4 Storm 1000 and, urban camo 100) thanks to all my perms.

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PostSubject: Re: Permanent Mercenary Event!   September 10th 2010, 11:51 am

I'm not going to buy one, but if I could I'd probably choose between Mei or Deckland. I'd go with Deckland, seeing as he has the same stats as Mei, the only disadvantage is that he has a larger hitbox (which doesn't really seem like that much of a difference) and he's cheaper. I'm guessing Mei is the most expensive since she's a popular choice and Deckland isn't used that often, and Nexon would have up'd the price anyway just because more people are going to buy her out of all the other mercanaries.

Between Hauser and Kamara, although I prefer speed over armor, I'd say Hauser. I'd rather be able to tank more shots and land a couple of shots on the opponent than have a boost of 26% in armor (with Kamara) and still be terribly slow.
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PostSubject: Re: Permanent Mercenary Event!   September 10th 2010, 6:26 pm

Pointless for me, but I have to admit, this is a nice idea from Nexon to earn more money...although it probably will eventually backfire.
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PostSubject: Re: Permanent Mercenary Event!   September 10th 2010, 7:58 pm

Nexon fails again Eek
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PostSubject: Re: Permanent Mercenary Event!   September 11th 2010, 9:05 am

Nexon should let players be able to buy Mercs for GP as well as NX. I am able to buy Maxine as she's only 80k GP but I'm not 1LT yet. That is really annoying. Is this only a one time offer or is it always able to be bought for permanent duration?

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PostSubject: Re: Permanent Mercenary Event!   September 11th 2010, 12:11 pm

It's only a 1 week offer for Max.
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PostSubject: Re: Permanent Mercenary Event!   September 11th 2010, 9:27 pm

This is why nexon fails again No
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PostSubject: Re: Permanent Mercenary Event!   September 12th 2010, 8:01 am

So I have one week to level up to 1LT to be able to buy Max. IMPOSSIBLE!

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PostSubject: Re: Permanent Mercenary Event!   September 12th 2010, 1:14 pm

It isn't worth it. Max's camo is horrible. Mei is a better choice for camo + speed gear + female hitbox and you can buy it permanently at any rank.
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PostSubject: Re: Permanent Mercenary Event!   September 13th 2010, 2:06 am

I don't get the difference between Mercenary and Specialist. I thought they were the same thing.

I don't know how to use the quote function so I'm just going to say it like this:
@Tyleh Can you buy Mei permanently with NX or GP. I don't have any NX (not planning to get some either) but I have a bit over 210k GP. I only considered buying Max as she's able to be bought for GP permanently

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PostSubject: Re: Permanent Mercenary Event!   September 13th 2010, 10:11 am

Specialists are a type of mercenary, but not all mercenaries are specialists.

The only three specialists are Viper, Scorpion, and Hawk. There are a bunch of different mercs like Mei, Max, Deckland, Hauser, etc.

Specialists can't be bought permanently (and I hope they never can be). All mercs are available for permanent duration for 20K NX I believe, with the exception being Mei who is 25K. The only permanent merc available for GP is Max, and you still have to meet the 1LT requirement to unlock her.

If you're not planning on buying NX, then you can basically count yourself out of a permanent mercenary.
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PostSubject: Re: Permanent Mercenary Event!   September 13th 2010, 6:21 pm

You can gamble on Black Hi-Secs, but I don't guarantee it.
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PostSubject: Re: Permanent Mercenary Event!   September 13th 2010, 7:12 pm

As I said this is why nexon fails this event just blows, anyone agree?
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PostSubject: Re: Permanent Mercenary Event!   September 15th 2010, 2:08 am

Yeah, this event blows. Most people ranked 1LT already have perm Mercenaries or 30 day Specialists anyway. Isn't Max just like another base character just with speed boosts?

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PostSubject: Re: Permanent Mercenary Event!   September 15th 2010, 2:32 am

Most 1LT don't have perm mercs because this is the first time they have been available for perm. Specs are VERY costly even if its GP so most 1LT don't have them either. Max is actually statistically very good because there is no gun in the game that will take 1 less shot to kill someone with Max's vest (the same holds true at all but really long range shots with a gun with borderline kill damage) because the armor reduction is so small while the speed boost is like having a permanent Military Bandanna.

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PostSubject: Re: Permanent Mercenary Event!   September 15th 2010, 5:40 am

Wow, you really know you stuff. If a Specialist was available to be bought for GP, how much would it be?

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PostSubject: Re: Permanent Mercenary Event!   September 15th 2010, 11:04 am

Specialists can already be bought for GP at 2LT. I'm not sure what the price is since the merc event is going on atm, but the last time I attempted buying a spec for GP was about 20k for 7 days. After ranking up through Lt, you'll be able to buy more spec items with GP. (I think it's a waste, that's why you don't see many Lt's with specs).

They can't be bought perm with either NX or GP though.
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PostSubject: Re: Permanent Mercenary Event!   September 15th 2010, 11:41 am

I don't know the costs for 30-90 days but you can buy viper/scorpion for a week for 20k GP at 2LT1 (15k GP as part of the event right now) while hawk can be bought for the same price at a higher rank. The spec weapons can be bought for 2.5k GP to 20.5k GP or something depending on what it is and the particularly rigged spec items may have a rank restriction up to CPT2. Unless you plan on playing CA for 4 hours a day for a week I don't think its worth getting a GP spec since they aren't that useful if you aren't using a spec weapon and you can get viper's speed with a light vest + military bandana (with -10% armor) for 1k GP a day (assuming you buy them each day instead of buying them for a week) instead of 20K GP a week. Specs also can't equipt gear so you can have more speed than viper and hawk if you have a light vest + military bandanna + anti-flash glasses assuming you don't want to spend money on the NX speed gear. Hawk has 116% speed and viper has 115% speed but if you use NX you can have a maximum of 125% speed with 10% less armor (recon vest + antiflash glasses + cyclops bandanna). You will still get outrun by viper though since viper has increased sprint stamina.

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PostSubject: Re: Permanent Mercenary Event!   September 15th 2010, 2:26 pm

Randomprsn wrote:
Wow, you really know you stuff. If a Specialist was available to be bought for GP, how much would it be?
Hahaha, he knows a lot about mercs, but he's no fortune-teller. =3
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PostSubject: Re: Permanent Mercenary Event!   September 15th 2010, 8:37 pm

I don't want mercs to exist in stead of mercs they should allow you to change players with GP no matter what And you can get like upgraded characters as you lvl up

And it would be cool if they added a campaign and you could do a online campaign

It would be different from what ever that modes is called I haven't played CA in a while I forgot things lol
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PostSubject: Re: Permanent Mercenary Event!   September 15th 2010, 9:16 pm

ninjaian14 wrote:
I don't want mercs to exist in stead of mercs they should allow you to change players with GP no matter what And you can get like upgraded characters as you lvl up

And it would be cool if they added a campaign and you could do a online campaign

It would be different from what ever that modes is called I haven't played CA in a while I forgot things lol

Changing characters wouldn't be that useful and would be a bit game breaking since it would mimic the level up system of AVA where your recoil and sway get dramatically reduced just because you play a lot and not because you are any better than another player (and everyone would look exactly the same for the most part. I would imagine that people would be anti character in CW rooms instead of anti spec which would make no difference). The permanent weapons you get from playing mimic this a bit but do not change the game dynamics since they are mostly cosmetic and give relatively small boosts.

Actually Fireteam mode is called Campaign mode in Korea (the same thing except you get a respawn token per stage you stay alive (which is why you get points for lives in fireteam maps) and I don't believe you can buy them with NX) and we are around 3 or so missions behind Korea. I speculate that we haven't gotten the 3 extra Fireteam maps because they depict Colonel Coleman as being an evil man who is trying to get you killed and the next 3 missions involve you trying to kill him for betraying you which doesn't match up with how he is depicted in our version of CA.

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PostSubject: Re: Permanent Mercenary Event!   September 16th 2010, 2:10 am

I bet they're going to release another Fireteam map in the next maintenance or the one after that. Cabin Fever's already been out for a long time now. It should be time they release another map.

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PostSubject: Re: Permanent Mercenary Event!   September 16th 2010, 2:08 pm

I actually thought about getting one, but the sale ended already. Epic fail.
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