Game have hidden likes/dislikes mechanic giving permanent +1/-1 to morale.
Relationships between Mercs
So far it looks like the relationships are identical to JA2. Not sure yet if there is the regular friendships and also the “grows to like someone” mechanic same like JA2.
Far too many to list them all. Here is a link to some charts with the relationship likes and dislikes. Just be aware there are the names of many mercs who do not feature in JA3 as yet and may never. So ignore those as required.
- Igor, Ivan and Grunty are bros. – confirmed
- Red dislikes Livewire but will work with her.
- Raven and Raider are husband/wife.
- Raider was a cop and hates Hitman who was a…hitman – havent confirmed in JA3
- Buns hates Fox. – confirmed
- Steroid hates the Russians. – confirmed
- Fox loves Grizzly – confirmed
- Grizzly hates Dr. Q. – havent confirmed in JA3
- Magic, Blood, Ice are bros. – havent confirmed in JA3
- Buns likes Sidney, Grunty likes Buns – havent confirmed
One Important Note:
Livewire straight up refuses to join at all if you have a cop like Raven or Raider on your team; you can’t bribe her to join anyways, unlike most “dislike” type relations. Someone needs to explain how extradition and international law enforcement actually works to her, because Raven and Raider are officially off the cop clock while doing merc work.