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Topic Subject:mercs?
posted 08-21-07 00:49 AM EDT (US)         
are mercs random at the saloon? or is there a certain batch(the 4 excluding ronins) fixed for each map?

i never actually come to think of it...

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posted 08-21-07 01:40 AM EDT (US)     1 / 10       
I believe that it's random.

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posted 08-21-07 02:18 AM EDT (US)     2 / 10       
Outlaws are fixed, mercs are random.

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posted 08-21-07 02:22 AM EDT (US)     3 / 10       
They are random.

IMO they always should've been map-dependent like natives. You just don't want to spend that wood on a saloon and be like, oops, I got landsnecht and corsairs. Oh well.

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posted 08-21-07 10:55 AM EDT (US)     4 / 10       
it wont be like that.. they always have counters, like Black riders and Elmetti, or Mamalukes and landschnecht.

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posted 08-21-07 12:05 PM EDT (US)     5 / 10       
apparently you can download a mod which tells you what mercs are available in the map loading screen. Not sure if it works on ESO or not, but it's worth searching for....?

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posted 08-21-07 12:51 PM EDT (US)     6 / 10       
i've seen some crappy merc combos:

Stradiots and Manchu

Li'l Bombards and [strikethrough]Gay bath-house attendants[/strikethrough]Corsairs

Hackapells and corsairs

and some awesome ones

swiss pikes and Mamelukes oh my!

I def think you should be able to get the mercs you want. Like a card you could send that will let you choose which mercs you get. Oh look, my opponent is spamming wakinas, looks like a Mameluke day

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posted 08-21-07 12:52 PM EDT (US)     7 / 10       
Li'l Bombards and [s]Gay bath-house attendants[/s]Corsairs
Li'l Bombards and Gay bath-house attendantsCorsairs

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posted 08-21-07 01:04 PM EDT (US)     8 / 10       
Since when are lil bombards sucky?

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posted 08-21-07 04:07 PM EDT (US)     9 / 10       
scriv, if you mean my tooltips, it only shows which saloon outlaw units, not mercs as those are random (for the map loading screen)
posted 08-21-07 06:08 PM EDT (US)     10 / 10       
this is why I DON'T build a saloon. AoE3 is a game of skill, not chance.

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Lil bombards and stradiots aren't actually that bad. Stradiots are actually a very balanced cavalry unit, and if they had 200 more hp I'd actually prefer them to mamelukes because of the cheaper cost. Lil bombards are quite useful in the fortress age.

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