Scrumdidliumptious Sep 28, 2012 @ 8:14am
Question about Mercenaries
So the merc will offer to slow down the rebel forces. Does that include slowing them down if they aren't in your own sector? Will it take them longer to get to your sector then?
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Blackbaldrik Sep 28, 2012 @ 8:25am 
A merc will make the rebel fleet stop completely for one jump.
hghwolf, sinning zailor Sep 28, 2012 @ 8:51am 
In other words : Usually not worth it.
Scrumdidliumptious Sep 28, 2012 @ 8:55am 
Haha, thanks guys.
Deathwurm102 Sep 28, 2012 @ 10:01am 
Usually not worth it, but I will admit, they saved my butt a couple of times.
But, to only use them if you feel it's necessary.
hghwolf, sinning zailor Sep 28, 2012 @ 10:09am 
To get more specific, if a delaying the rebels by one jump is the difference between getting a Glaive Beam or not, by all means delay them. That kind of situation, where delaying will give you an advantage guaranteed, is incredibly rare. The scrap cost would normally offset any gains made from the delay.
William Sunderland Sep 28, 2012 @ 4:01pm 
Wasn't it delaying them for 2 jumps? It is quite worth it if you go for high score or just want / have to go through more beacons.
Last edited by William Sunderland; Sep 28, 2012 @ 4:02pm
HamLeaf Oct 3, 2012 @ 6:29pm 
I'm pretty certain it is 2 jumps, I managed to explore every point in a sector because I delayed them twice, which equated to 4 jumps of delay.
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