Part 13: .5
That's a good point, I forgot about refueling the helicopter at Estoni. As for Dynamo, bleh, I can't be bothered to train anyone else up at this point. Gasket can repair things pretty much just by touching them, so I don't really need a mechanic either. Better to kill him and let his family go wanting.
Dynamo has passable marksmanship and decent mechanical skills, so I find he's pretty useful as a second line trooper, repairing stuff. Of course, you have Gasket for that, but Dynamo is pretty decent for his price.
As for Shank, he is pretty much a waste of flesh after you've taken him to Estoni. But I always do that, at least. Estoni is a pretty useful forward base once you can refuel the helicopter there.
Just a quick update to demonstrate some interesting things you can do south of Tixa:
The first is that you can purchase a Hummer just to the west of Balime in sector L10, if you can spare $10,000. Since I have $1.5 million, I thought the outlay was acceptable.
Uh, perhaps you haven't heard of the Suzuki G13b. 1.3L? 75hp? Rev limit of 5800 RPM? 20.2 second quarter mile time in a Swift? Yeah, I thought so
The Hummer is pretty much the same as the ice cream truck, as far as I know, but it's hard to get the ice cream truck into the southern part of the map, what with Deidranna's squads everywhere. I forgot to point this out earlier, but vehicles have inventories in 1.13:
If you follow the road from Balime to Meduna, you come across an interesting sight in sector N7:
"Yeah, I own the same car as Arnie. What of it?"
Namely, one of Deidranna's forward bases. However, this one is a little bit special:
Known as the 'LAW cache,' this sector is supposed to give you enough firepower to level Meduna. We'll see exactly what you'll need all these LAWs for soon enough, but I like to get these early and transfer them all to Drassen, just in case.
Some stat updates, just for kicks:
And the now-deceased Dynamo: