Topic: General Gaming /
Aerow's Guide to Elona Shooter
1st time I was playing this game I think “what a crap”.
Then I saw how much things I did wrong.
Here is some tips&tricks&cheats.
[hard] in impossible mode you can copy flash saves to a safe place to prevent restarting the game because of 1 bad fight ;-). filenames (I’m not sure if all platforms use the same names): elonas[0-7].sol
1st buy chickens then get eggs, on 1st day always buy 1 chicken to have chicken button active.
save money and do not bother with chickens, sisters if they are not good for your strategy.
when enough money to get the medal get it and then return to menu and back to game. you have medal and no need to waste money into unneeded stuff.
chickens – max to buy – 60 if having all medals and breed. they will give you your money back in about ~20 days. without medals do not bother with chickens. get only 1 more if you have 1 AP free to get new eggs. when having enough money for 30-60-120 medal go for it. with chicken medals but no breed max to buy 20-40. decide what you want to do with free AP.
do not use town searching at all if new to the game. it is bad because: it gives you skills you do not need, it waste your AP, it waste your money. yes, I know you can get a little more then loose… but anything is better then searching town. even “cheating” and withdrawing from bad events is not worth using it at start of the game.
when you “know what you are doing” best start of the game is to use AP to choose good person to help you.
if you met something like a nice weapon with more then 3 slots and correct 1-2 weapon mods do not think much. replace weak point and get hiring for such stuff.
1st thing to do if you have no good weapon/hiring combo – set prefered skill to a weapon not to a skill. no skill is so important at start of the game as having high weapon ability to easilly use what you can find or buy.
shop change stuff every time you expand it. use it smart. I am buying new shop slot at mod day most of the time. only if having good weapon with free slot it is worth to get at least 1st 2 levels of shop before mod day.
if you have shop tokens. use them for a weapon. it is better to buy weaker weapon with more slots and upgrade it at start then to waste money for a 1-2 slot weapon.
I think that thieve is best to play when having no medals at all. I have starting thieve above level 60 and I’m working for a strategy to earn all medals just playing 1 game and thieve.
Do not bother with getting +30% reward. It is nice and worth to replay fight to get medals… but when all medals are done… Thieve can easilly get much more then +30%.
Best starting strategy for a no medal game:
thieve and no later then at mod day geting him a riffle. You can even recruit someone to get his riffle and then change him for someone else.
Thieve is good with a revolver or sniper-revolver (combo is best) but it is easier to get riffle.
Just keep in mind that riffle and Aimed Shot is not a good combination.
I guess every time you upgrade a weapon it is remoded with your current Engineering skill. Do not bother with duelist, hunter if they are not good solution for your starting strategy. Seek one with correct skill when you have good weapons/mods in hands of your people.
Important starting party skills:
It is better to kill critical with 1-2 shots then to have a party skill high.
For a thieve go for:
Luck, Sense and a good weapon. you will get more money then from any other source.
If having luck and nice Revolver + Sniper-revolver it is worth to get Aimed Shot.
Sisters are not worth to use when:
you are using Bowgun, Gravity Gun and most other weapon with unpredictable shot area.
Impact mod or Sheriff are the only to help when fighting against Exploder.
Boss – do not use if not using Bowgun, Shotgun or person with only air, armored targets.
Defend – teammate will attack ranged attackers too. Do not set for the only person with low accuracy impact weapon ;-).
Attack settings. It needs practice. But most of the time keep in mind you will get more critical bonuses then anyone else and keep it “closed”. Use F to set fire at will if needed.
Do not for any reason set “Always fire at will” for a person with low accuracy weapon.
Do not bother with repairing wall if not needed. Use “loot” hammers or for example use Villa bonus ;-). Most of the time you can get from few points left to fully fixed before harder waves if using Leech mods and Repairman. Most of the time it is better to “earn” money in Museum and buy something then to fix walls.
Save money. Spend them when you know what you are lacking. I mean use money when hard wave, mod day, new good weapon. Do not bother with overinvesting in your castle.
btw. I’m going to try to get all “soft” medals in a one single game. Any place you can find all days with information what can happen?
About Ragnarok. Dragons are harder every “pass” of monsters. Most of the time you can expect to be too weak on waves with sheeps and chickens. Before day 10 it is better to sell Grall, Sword then to bother with them.
Trainer is better then Dinner if you have no Cook skill. If possible get higher Trainer level before overusing Dinner.