To be honest, the beginner Heli's are a little under powered, and the pilot can get shot through the glass (except the Anaconda and Condor). To me the best heli is the Anaconda. Any opinions or thoughts?
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I'm going to make a discord channel centred around the games. I doubt I'll get more members than I can count on my hands but if there's someone, anyone, I'll happily speak to them about this game; my favourite one ever.
Anyone interested in joining, here's the link:
Can't say I'm ambitious but the ability to speak to anyone, I'll be very grateful for. If I learn there already is a more established server, I'll probably take this one down. Till then, seeya friends.
A relatively common thing in Mercenaries 1 and a pretty vital one, appearing in several missions and nearby many notable HVTs such as the 10 of diamonds and the 3 of diamonds, both of whom are accompanied by both tank bunkers and some nearby troop tunnels. Was just asking because they're pretty significant throughout the game and should have a page dedicated to them as I've not seen one
Here's what I do. This requires a bit of preparation, but does work.
Before you head to the ROK HQ, go to the area south of the steel bridge leading to the AN HQ, but on the west bank of the river. You will find an AN UH-60. Take it and fly it to the ROK HQ.
When you accept the mission, there will be a BJ-2020 scout, a crate and an ROK cargo truck. Move the truck out of the way. Break open the crate. Climb in the UH-60 and use the magnet to winch the BJ-2020.
Now, Climb to 400+ meters and head towards Nampo, but not exactly Nampo. Head for the summit mesa where you destroyed the DPRK communication center for China in their first contract. Set and release the BJ-2020 and land the helo.
Drive the jeep to the airport. Find the guy and get him in. Get out as fast as you can, but, instead of heading down the road towards the ROK HQ, drive back to the where you parked the helo. Transfer to that and fly to the ROK HQ. The yellow circle landing is very tetchy because the helo is not easy to maneuver, but can be done.
This is actually the easiest contract, IF, you plan ahead.
You MUST have a helo for this contract. Ideally, the DPRK MD-500 or Mafia MD-530 are what you want.
Fly directly over Taechon and the reactor area. When you clear the ridgeline to the north, drop down to wave top level and fly north while skirting the red zone. When you see a cliff, climb slowly and blow your horn, then move in low and slow to land. When you land, blow the horn for the agent to climb in. When he does, climb high and move south as quickly as possible to avoid the Type-95 AAMs. Head for the yellow circle, land and done.
Yes, this works. Works every time I try it.
I have found a way to avoid getting into the red with the Chinese while doing this mission.
It is NOT a cheap method, but it DOES work.
1. DO NOT USE the air strikes Buford gives you. You WILL get hammered.
2. DO NOT USE the Portable Air Strike cheat weapon. See 1.
This assumes that you have a helo at the start.
First, fly to the mountain range to the west of the dirt track that runs from Chongju to Sinuiju/Dandong. Take out the lone helo and the support goons. Go as far south of the pad as you can get while using the hills as cover. Buy a Surgical Strike and aim at Tent #2. You do not have to be able to clearly see the target itself, just the shadow. Fire.
Now, fly along the western side of the mountain range to a spot just south and below a DPRK outpost with 2 ZSU-57s. Buy 2 more Surgical Strikes to aim at Tents #3 and #4. Take them out.
Now, fly a bit south until you reach a small hilltop that is just stable enough to land on. This will allow you strike Tent #5 with yet another Surgical Strike. The reason you will need to relocate has to do with the fact that if you use the laser on Tent #5 so close, the strike will cause a Chinese Blackhawk (An S-70) to attack you as you will most likely be in a DPRK chopper.
Finally, fly due east until you are able to fly directly over the Kusong M*A*S*H and Allied HQ. When you just south of the HQ, fly over the mountain ridge until you are at the southernmost point and land. From there, you can buy a 5th Surgical Strike and have a clean aim for the laser on Tent #1.
Yes, this will cost a net of -$90,000 (if your Mafia status is maxed out), BUT, from several tries of experience, you will NOT get dinged as an enemy of China.
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something i found in Mercs:POG while attacking an NK bunker, testing the shotgun, i saw the words, 'pick up grenades' so i picked them up, and now i have 12 lethal grenades, but no flashes (please note, it doesn't bother me one bit) i don't know what caused it, but i think it had to do with a crate or killing a nk soldier right after he hopped in a turret.
Saw some vehicles in the background of Alpha and Beta screenshots. A variation of the chinese scout car, a North Korean MLRS, and a Russian Mafia Mil Mi-28. Thought these were neat. Anybody got anymore?
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Hello. I got nostalgia after playing Just Cause 3 and started looking up on this wiki. I saw the Mercenaries 3: No Limits demo and tried to dig up anything I could. I found this blog spot link when googling "Mercenaries 2 concept art" and was amazed to find this.
This guy, COURT CHU, worked on the entire series as a concept artist. http://artblogofcourtchu.blogspot.com/2015/03/war-is-game-part-1.html
He talks about the pro-military view of current pop-culture and not the series, unfortunately. So I'm going to speculate on what the art is showing.
-Mercenaries 3: No Limits was to take place in at least some of the United States, showing the mercenaries in Hollywood, Washington D.C. and NASA HQ in Florida.
-The guy in the demo is shown in a full body shot, he looks like a Native American. He was supposed to be the new guy, I think.
-A Blackfire mercenary, mentioned in the trailer, is also seen. Based on the patch on his arm. Some alternate heads has one of those Army of Two masks.
-Some of the storyboard images show the character of the demo fighting a jet. Maybe hinting that the sequel was going to have fighter jets.
-What I think is the most crazy of all is that the series wasn't supposed to be a new IP, but was to be "Desert Strike 2" a sequel to the Desert Strike on the Sega Genesis and Amiga.
Again this is all speculation, except the last part. I'm not going to take the pictures and post it here because it says at the bottom "All personal artwork is copyrighted by Court Chu unless otherwise noted".
EDIT: He changed the link so I changed it too.
The Courser SUV page says the following:
"This vehicle is also available with a PMC disguise as the Broadside."
This is the only mention of the Broadside SUV on the whole wiki. Anyone have any ideas where to get it? If it's a Playstation exclusive like the Serrano light tank? I want to investigate this further and give the vehicle its own page if possible.
I like to fight with the morally just factions in video games, but in Mercenaries 2, the morals are blurred. I'm leaning towards China because I strongly dislike UP, and I'm not a fan of this new corrupt oil-seeking iteration of the Allies. Plus, they betray you at the end of the game.
The hard part is that even though the Allies/UP team are worse morally, they seem to have the better technology, (Like the Mantis Light Tank or the Diplomat Heavy Tank, not to mention Allied fixed-wing aircraft.)
One of the main things that sway me towards them is that they strongly resemble the Allies from the Command and Conquer series, of which I am a hugely massive fan of. I play for the Allies in that series.
I like it when the M1 Abrams appears in fiction, but if I pick China I'll have to fight against it.
This may seem like it doesn't matter to most people, but it matters to me: Livery. The Allied Nations vehicle have a green camouflage scheme and that's it, no other decals denoting their allegiance like in Mercenaries 1. But the Chinese vehicles have their roundel, and the Chinese flag itself can be found on their vehicles sometimes, not to mention the fact that the white/green camouflage scheme is much better looking in my opinion than the green/brown scheme of the Allies.
Overall, is China/PLAV better morally? I think I'll go with the better morals no matter what the Allies do or have.
I play on PC and I've found a location for every vehicle in the game, or made one by purchasing it, but I can't find the Emissary Semi anywhere. If you remember seeing it somewhere could you tell me where? Also what mission did you do right before that, because I noticed that spawns in the game are affected by mission progress.
My name is Usernamehere and I'm a big editor of the Just Cause wiki, but I have decided to come over here and help you guys out. I thought I'd introduce myself. I play on PC and have Mercenaries 2 only.
Just finished with editing .ini files from the earliest Merc1 demo on PS2, this is the result, lol:
I really liked doing the Black Market, Warm Heart delivery but now the time is decreased really low 2:00 minutes, and it's hard to do without losing the hearts. Any other ways to make good amounts of money?
Is there a way to get cheats if you don't have the online update? I have read on several websites that the October 2008 update or something is required for cheats, and as I finally bought Mercinaries 2 in the past month for my Xbox, after having it for the PS2 for many years. I am assuming that this update is no longer able to be obtained? Or am I doing something wrong? Anyway, any reply is greatly appreciated.
Greetings fellow mercenaries,
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