It is far, FAR easier to have them all Average anyway as adding better qualities just adds more complexity to the code. All shore soldiers get "Average" as well. How come that isn't a problem then? Anyway, nobody is stopping you from doing some weapon repairs. Most blacksmiths can even do that in batch. And since they'll all be the same type of weapon, that makes the Blacksmith Batch even more efficient. So you can still equip your crew with Good and Fine weapons anyway, so I don't see the problem. I already addressed that: It is totally possible to have the weapons depending on player/NPC level. There are three things we can do: 1. Do nothing 2. Try to make the current "hardcoded" Soldier Weapons at least as good as it can be 3. Skip that altogether and rewrite the Equip system to take into account "officer types", so Guards and Indians can get weapons auto-assigned instead of them being hardcoded Obviously #3 is best. It is also by far the hardest and most risky. If nobody actually cares about having this feature, then dash it all and let's go for #1 for the time being until we CAN do #3.