Upgrading Battering ram?

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momofatts
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Upgrading Battering ram?

Post by momofatts » Sun Dec 11, 2016 8:08 pm

Is it worth upgrading the battering ram to lvl 2? It only gives +10 strength but adds 20 to the price.

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Re: Upgrading Battering ram?

Post by Yopee » Sun Dec 11, 2016 11:16 pm

High level battering ram isn't required until you encounter high level code gates which your other programs can't take down fast enough.

I'm guessing you're sorta new to the game so hold off a bit on the ram upgrades until you know you need it.

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Re: Upgrading Battering ram?

Post by 3ly » Mon Dec 12, 2016 1:27 am

momofatts wrote:Is it worth upgrading the battering ram to lvl 2? It only gives +10 strength but adds 20 to the price.
It would be nice to have those level 2 Battering Rams but I'd recommend that you upgrade it when you start to encounter level 4 Code Gates.
In the meantime upgrade your beams and shields. :D
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momofatts
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Re: Upgrading Battering ram?

Post by momofatts » Mon Dec 12, 2016 3:08 am

I'm lvl 20 , core lvl 6 and just started getting my gates to lvl 4 so I'll probably start encountering stronger gates sooner than later. I just didn't think the +10 strength would be that much of a increase compared to the increase in compile price.

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Re: Upgrading Battering ram?

Post by Yopee » Mon Dec 12, 2016 3:23 am

momofatts wrote:I'm lvl 20 , core lvl 6 and just started getting my gates to lvl 4 so I'll probably start encountering stronger gates sooner than later. I just didn't think the +10 strength would be that much of a increase compared to the increase in compile price.
If you upgrade your beams/blaster decently, then you actually probably don't have to use rams on gates without the nipple in the middle.
^That is not an euphemism for something dirty. High level gates have a little circle in the middle that just happens to look like a nipple.


Rams take a while to break gates so when you give it even a slight increase in power, it saves it that last hit or two from its previous level. That can give you quite a bit more time for dealing with the rest of the network.

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Re: Upgrading Battering ram?

Post by e1a00000 » Mon Dec 12, 2016 11:33 am

From a 17 frequently hitting people 20s and up: no, your lvl 1 ram is enough.
I rarely use them when farming due to 10 min compile time, but when I do...
Well let's just say life gets alot easier. Depends on the build (bad builds allows me to bombard the gate with up to 9 blaster/worm (only case I would use worm actually), would be better since they are much faster to compile.

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Re: Upgrading Battering ram?

Post by momofatts » Mon Dec 12, 2016 6:37 pm

I have lvl 5 beams and I think lvl 2 blasters so I'm probably better off forgoing rams for now until I start to encounter the "nipple"(sorry I had to).

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