getting hero units fast

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lavalamp2100
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getting hero units fast

Post by lavalamp2100 » 13 Jan 2011, 05:21

hi i thought id tell u some thing i found out about while trying out things in the game. its not a cheat since i tryed it at first with out any to see if i could do it.
i was able to get 5 hero units on mission alpha 1, i was attaking the scav bass with the oil derrik in it. although it took me a good many hrs like 6-7.

so i went looking for things and after a few campain restarts, i came across the debug mode wich allows u to speed up game time to 20xspeed. well that allowed me to get 20 hero machinegun vipers in like 3-4 hrs i think maby less.
only cheat think i did was put a repair facility by each of my 3 units killing them at the 3 north bases.
i dont consider it cheating, only speeding up the game. and i tryed it first with out any help to make sure it could be done legitimately.

i thought id share this so others who may not know about it could experiance it.

on another note, i am lost as to how good med cannons are in campain and then them verses lances and those versus a mix of minipods and machinegun as a group. any help here would be apreciated

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Re: getting hero units fast

Post by Chojun » 13 Jan 2011, 05:25

I think the lack of a timer on the first mission giving way to hero units was definitely not intended by Pumpkin. The party-pooper in me would definitely change the first mission to have a timer :P

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Re: getting hero units fast

Post by Jorzi » 13 Jan 2011, 11:36

Well, having a repair facility in the first mission most certainly is cheating :P
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Re: getting hero units fast

Post by lavalamp2100 » 13 Jan 2011, 15:57

it is but i did it with out it at first. so i was just wanting to speed up the process

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Re: getting hero units fast

Post by 3drts » 15 Jan 2011, 13:08

You can send a group of tanks to get the repair turret tech without killing the scav base with a derrick, but expext to take losses.

Alternately, you can leave the scav "outpost" with a derrick but no scav factory, and then leave the factory in the upper left (make sure to leave a scav p gen as well), so its more likely you can take the repair tech without losses.

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Re: getting hero units fast

Post by Saberuneko » 17 Jan 2011, 09:58

The idea of no timer at start is for getting players started withouth making them rush. But it shouldn't be abused.
What about a 2hour timer? Not extreme, and ensures a little margin for those new to the game.

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