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#1 Apr 21 2009 at 2:14 PM Rating: Good
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My current two highest jobs are DRG at 54 (which I have stopped leveling) and COR at 41 (which is my first love and intended to be my first job to 75). I have a Darksteel Hexagun +1 currently equipped and am considering skipping my AF gun since it will be a pain to get (Getting to the Reef at 41 COR is scary) and the fact that the Darksteel +1 seems equivalent anyways (slightly less damage, but higher accuracy).

I am also considering skipping the Seadog Gun (+1 or not) because I don't think the +Ratt is going to make up for the overall lower damage of the gun (same base damage as the gun I already have, but far more delay).


This brings us to the next gun that I can upgrade to... the Shark Gun. At this point, I would have gone about 25 levels without upgrading my gun. The Shark Gun is only available with 16,000 Imperial Standing points and Corporal Mercenary Rank. It seems like the first really good upgrade over my current Darksteel Hexagun +1, however I have no idea if it is even possible for me to get it even with COR being level 60 (let's face it though, I will want it as soon as I level 60 so getting it early is better).

Can a player under level 60 earn 16,000 Imperial Standing and make Corporal Status (how do you get rank anyways)?
#2 Apr 21 2009 at 2:25 PM Rating: Good
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My current two highest jobs are DRG at 54 (which I have stopped leveling) and COR at 41 (which is my first love and intended to be my first job to 75). I have a Darksteel Hexagun +1 currently equipped and am considering skipping my AF gun since it will be a pain to get (Getting to the Reef at 41 COR is scary) and the fact that the Darksteel +1 seems equivalent anyways (slightly less damage, but higher accuracy).

I am also considering skipping the Seadog Gun (+1 or not) because I don't think the +Ratt is going to make up for the overall lower damage of the gun (same base damage as the gun I already have, but far more delay).


This brings us to the next gun that I can upgrade to... the Shark Gun. At this point, I would have gone about 25 levels without upgrading my gun. The Shark Gun is only available with 16,000 Imperial Standing points and Corporal Mercenary Rank. It seems like the first really good upgrade over my current Darksteel Hexagun +1, however I have no idea if it is even possible for me to get it even with COR being level 60 (let's face it though, I will want it as soon as I level 60 so getting it early is better).

Can a player under level 60 earn 16,000 Imperial Standing and make Corporal Status (how do you get rank anyways)?


One other gun of note is Matchlock. Basically you would be trading the faster delay for a slight increas in DPS, which in turn will save you some gil in ammo costs. Waying that vs +6 Racc I'd take the Matchlock.

Getting that kind of assualt rank will not be easy. For every new assualt you do you gain 5 points. Repeating a mission will result in 1 point. it takes 25 points to gain 1 ranking after a short quest.

I did not have Shark Gun til well after hitting 75.

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#3 Apr 21 2009 at 6:24 PM Rating: Decent
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I'm not a big fan of AF quests and the items are usually highly overrated, but COR AF is some of the easiest to get AF in the game. AF weapon takes sneak/invis and 1 person (I did it with a 70 DRK, was cake) to help kill a NM in Maze of Shakhrami, AF1 just takes sneak/invis, 3 AF pieces just take a trip to the AH, and only the final AF item actually requires some difficulty in getting.
#4 Apr 21 2009 at 7:48 PM Rating: Decent
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I wasn't stating that I was going to skip all my AF. I will get the gun at 50 when I can travel to the Reef Solo (DNC support) at which point I will start the rest of my AF quests.

I was just stating that the AF1 Trump Gun is almost exactly equivalent to Darksteel Hexagun +1 that I already have (slightly higher damage with less accuracy) so I was planning on skipping it. I'm 41, almost 42, and I haven't picked it up yet since the trip to the Reef is dangerous until 50 when I can Spectral Jig there.

The rest of the AF I still plan to get.



As for the Matchlock, I can definitely see the positives of taking the higher delay gun. Spike damage isn't that big of a deal for COR because we aren't constantly laying into the mob with bullet spam. We have our buffing responsibilities usually preventing us from drawing too much /RA hate. For some reason I have had it stuck in my head that I should be using guns with either +RAcc or +RAttk on them. Looking at the list of guns for COR, most of them are equivalent all the way up to 70+ on the average damage they put out, it's really the bullets that make the biggest impact.

I may just keep the Darksteel until 56 and then make a decision on whether to purchase the Matchlock at that time or just keep it and upgrade to Hexagun at 65.

Considering this will be my first job to 75, I don't think I am going to have any really uber guns any time soon. I only see 3 or 4 possible purchases along the way from 41... Matchlock (+1), Hexagun (+1), Silver (Great) Cassandra, and Corsair's Gun (+1). Alot depends on the price of each gun along the way since I doubt I will be able to pick up any R/E guns that are better.
#5 Apr 21 2009 at 9:46 PM Rating: Good
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Mjrna wrote:
As for the Matchlock, I can definitely see the positives of taking the higher delay gun. Spike damage isn't that big of a deal for COR because we aren't constantly laying into the mob with bullet spam. We have our buffing responsibilities usually preventing us from drawing too much /RA hate. For some reason I have had it stuck in my head that I should be using guns with either +RAcc or +RAttk on them. Looking at the list of guns for COR, most of them are equivalent all the way up to 70+ on the average damage they put out, it's really the bullets that make the biggest impact.


What i ment was with the higher delay you can save money on ammo without sacrificing DPS. In addition higher delay equals more tp per shot. Just food for thought.

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Considering this will be my first job to 75, I don't think I am going to have any really uber guns any time soon. I only see 3 or 4 possible purchases along the way from 41... Matchlock (+1), Hexagun (+1), Silver (Great) Cassandra, and Corsair's Gun (+1). Alot depends on the price of each gun along the way since I doubt I will be able to pick up any R/E guns that are better.

Do Not Forget Martial Gun Forgoing buying is not an option. It will be the single most important Gun you will ever own.

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#6 Apr 21 2009 at 10:33 PM Rating: Decent
They added the blunderbuss at level 61, which is a nice option instead of the shark gun. The seadog gun isn't worth it, but you can get the deluxe carbine around one of those levels if i remember right. You can even quest it.

The trump gun is nice, but i didn't miss it much, I also got it late. The shark gun is very nice, but i got it late as well. Silver cassandra is useless mostly because it costs as much or more than the martial gun. Get the martial gun, you will love it.

I don't think getting corporal would be easy at all, but even if you get 75, get the shark gun. It's a great capped gun.

Eventually you may also want a peacemaker for pulling in fast parties. The corsairs gun can wait imo, you wont use in in exp, just when QD damage is all you do.



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#7 Apr 22 2009 at 6:11 AM Rating: Good
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It's hard work. I won't lie to you.

I got my Shark Gun when I hit 60, and COR was my only job over 50.

It felt like it took forever.

Keep in mind, this was back in the day, when getting people together for an assault via /shouts didn't take 2+ hours.

We're really at an advantage, because people will take a COR as a support member since their buffs are still full strength at level 60.
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