Did you want to know how Special Ops work?

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Strela Alpha
Administrator
9 February, 2017, 6:00 PM UTC

You asked, we answered! You wanted to know how Special Ops worked. Here's how!


Special Ops allow you to earn valuable Units, Hero Gear, and Experience Points.


The following article is designed to answer the most frequently asked questions about Special Op mechanics.


How is my reward calculated?


In basic terms, Rewards are calculated according to Unit losses. However, the algorithm that defines the size and contents of any given Reward is randomized, meaning that no two Special Ops will yield the same Reward, even if they are of the same Level. This means that the largest Rewards can be difficult to come by.


I completed several Special Ops in a row, but none of the Rewards were large ones. Why?


Due to the random element of the Reward system, it can occur that players play for a prolonged period of time without receiving massive Rewards. Conversely, it can also mean that players can win huge rewards from consecutive Battles. In more objective terms, the Reward system takes all of your lost Units into account: each completed Special Op increases the likelihood of receiving a massive Reward. Keep fighting and you will get there!


Are all lost Units taken into account?


All Units of all types (including Strategic and Enhanced Units) are considered while calculating your Reward size.


Sometimes it can feel as if Rewards are disproportionate to the losses sustained during a Special Op. Please note that ALL lost Units are included in the Reward equation and will count for future Rewards, if not always the Reward from the battle in which they are lost.


Leave a comment if you found this Special Ops guide useful!


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thangnhattan20
15 March, 2017, 2:06 AM UTC
I have been losing all troops in special ops in 2 weeks after I had a fight and lost 5,5 millions of offensive power. I do not know what is happening to my special ops, it is all losing and I am now extremely disappointed about that. I had bought a pack of 6000 Yen and kept losing all again. Now I will stop doing ops and stop any other purchasing for this game until my problems are FIXED! 
tan
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Alina Bright
Community Manager
15 March, 2017, 8:41 AM UTC

Hi! Due to the random element of the Reward system, it can occur that players play for a prolonged period of time without receiving massive Rewards. Conversely, it can also mean that players can win huge rewards from consecutive Battles. In more objective terms, the Reward system takes all of your lost Units into account: each completed Special Op increases the likelihood of receiving a massive Reward. Keep fighting and you will get there!

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CRACKDEN
22 March, 2017, 12:26 PM UTC

Eugenia Misura said:


Hi! Due to the random element of the Reward system, it can occur that players play for a prolonged period of time without receiving massive Rewards. Conversely, it can also mean that players can win huge rewards from consecutive Battles. In more objective terms, the Reward system takes all of your lost Units into account: each completed Special Op increases the likelihood of receiving a massive Reward. Keep fighting and you will get there 

You are actually discussing, he wanted help, not for you to copy and paste what the original post already says, and your spec ops is bugged, I lost 4 million and it still isn't giving me any good payouts, it's daylight robbery with you guys. You don't even care about this game, it's just another money pit to add to your collection aye? ....


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BreakinNex
22 March, 2017, 11:06 PM UTC

Just a thought; Would be nice to tweak the algorithm a bit to give more heavy rewards. I along with  have been losing many/all troops doing the Ops. Like today I was constantly bombarded with Hero equipment, and the ones which made it completely meaningless. I came from another game 2 weeks ago and I can honestly say I enjoy Soldiers Inc more. Losing a whole army in an unbalanced gamble (Special Ops missions) isn't fun.


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Solrac Anodrac
23 March, 2017, 8:21 AM UTC
I agree its difficult to move up the ladder of operations when you get so much junk such as rss.  rss rewards hurt your ops way to much why not make small amounts for free instead of taking from the bank? such as 100 rss per op free much better than 50k rss at a lvl 70 and then you cant get any rewards even from a lvl 50.  even if you use all of that rss to rebuild and sacrifice the troops built its not enough to get back to the lvl 70 you were on.  you might get back to 53.  
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BreakinNex
24 March, 2017, 8:41 PM UTC
And it's like they don't care lol. I understand these games 

Solrac Anodrac said:


I agree its difficult to move up the ladder of operations when you get so much junk such as rss.  rss rewards hurt your ops way to much why not make small amounts for free instead of taking from the bank? such as 100 rss per op free much better than 50k rss at a lvl 70 and then you cant get any rewards even from a lvl 50.  even if you use all of that rss to rebuild and sacrifice the troops built its not enough to get back to the lvl 70 you were on.  you might get back to 53.  

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xoxdeadlockxox
14 April, 2017, 6:45 PM UTC

Thats why i go farming before. Full Storage... no rss in payouts

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Gotothesetting
13 May, 2017, 8:32 AM UTC
I've lost 3 Mil off power no returning it back?!? I, spend $200 to this game and no changes after all? listen  game devs I pay good money to have fun. I'm ready to go back at playing steam games. pls fix it ASAP
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wittygamer
Moderator
13 May, 2017, 12:15 PM UTC

Commander;


There are a lot of elements to the payout, such as some rewards are paid our in resources, units, etc.  Like a few comments above I notice another Commander stated he ensured that all of his resources are maxed out to ensure that he is not paid out in Resources.  


As well this is a strategy game, and loss of units is expected, it is how you use those units.. whether during tournaments, in defense or capture of blacksite, that matters.  Capitalizing on using units on Special Operations, should be done during tournaments that way you also get payback in rewards from the tournament.


If you truly believe that you received no award at all, you may feel free to contact the support team.  However I haven't been able to reproduce any problems with the special ops system on my account.

-Wittygamer LINE = wittygamer / Discord = Wittygamer#2625 / Marshall (BLD) / Forum Moderator SI:MW / Feel free to contact me with questions!
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Gotothesetting
14 May, 2017, 9:46 AM UTC

Of Course! You're A Moderator Thats why you don't get problems, And I'm Already P.i.s.s! Of your Community... And the game Crash for no reason. Sorry For the bad Profanity, But I'm really disappointed.


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wittygamer
Moderator
14 May, 2017, 3:53 PM UTC

Commander,


i could not reproduce any errors with the special ops system.  I have been wiped of units before by special ops.. had to rebuild .. once rebuilt, I was able to hit ops and regain those units.


You mention a game crash?  I am unaware of any game crash, can you elaborate.





-Wittygamer LINE = wittygamer / Discord = Wittygamer#2625 / Marshall (BLD) / Forum Moderator SI:MW / Feel free to contact me with questions!
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Alina Bright
Community Manager
15 May, 2017, 9:44 AM UTC

Gotothesetting said:


I've lost 3 Mil off power no returning it back?!? I, spend $200 to this game and no changes after all? listen  game devs I pay good money to have fun. I'm ready to go back at playing steam games. pls fix it ASAP

Commander, all Units (including different modifications) count when you raid Ops. There can be several reasons why you feel like you get a small reward. First of all, remember that the reward size may differ even for the same Ops level. Also, try to minimize your losses by analyzing the enemies Units on a Op before raiding it. Don't worry, if you still don't get a Reward, you'll get in eventually :) 

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Lurker
25 May, 2017, 2:44 PM UTC

I too have lost a lot of lot of lot of troops in special ops. Its going to sound like repeating what has been said many times before but I'd like to remind others, that special ops rewards is randomised which doesn't mean guaranteed.

Doing the ops is like going to a casino to play blackjack/21, you get a reward when you have a winning hand and a bigger reward when you have 21. you can play multiple times not get anything for a long time then decide to keep going till you either win or lose everything.

The key point is when I play, I have to choose whether to carry on or not, So my new thinking to approach ops is know when to stop.

What do you guys think?

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perdition
8 June, 2017, 4:56 PM UTC
To fex the game is vary easy do away are change the ops. They are alowing players to cheat. They are distroying the game. Alt accounts are able to hold to much power. I gather from lack of doing anything about it that the no alt rule can not be inforced. Stoping bases from holding troops does not stop the issue. The bases have already been in the clan for a week. So in order to stop them you must do sometime with the ops. Not sure the point in keeping them around it seems to me they only help players who dont spend money. I have stoped spending money and dont even play much anymore, same because i have invested so much. The other 2 games you guys came out with, vikings, and terminator have no point to them theres no goal. These one td, sf, solders inc, are corupted with cheaters making alts, gaining high rank having cheated to get there. I watch everyday hoping that someday you guys will fix the issue so i can go back to playing the games i love so much withoit all the flaws in them. At some point y
Mitchell christmad
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shrey.mec
10 June, 2017, 6:32 AM UTC
Lost over 8.5 millions in special ops... is your bank is that large ? opened a ticket in game but no reply.. opened a discussion in here but no reply.. Keep up the good work- self claimed fair admins and game developers.. 
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wittygamer
Moderator
10 June, 2017, 6:51 PM UTC

I'm confused by what answer you need commander..  There is an algorithm for pay outs when playing ops, from gear, to resources to units, etc.  On the forums here we can share our own experiences, as some have.. and I know in the group I play with we continue to try to figure out the best pattern on how to do special ops to get the "payout" we want.  I am confused by your post though as to what you need help with?  As for losing power, that is going to happen when sending your units to do Special Operations, as stated before the payout is not always in units to replace those lost.  


Let us know if we can be of help to share our experiences.

-Wittygamer LINE = wittygamer / Discord = Wittygamer#2625 / Marshall (BLD) / Forum Moderator SI:MW / Feel free to contact me with questions!
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Pratack
4 August, 2017, 10:25 AM UTC

Hi

The point is Spezial Ops bring not enough Rss or troops for that you lose i never make ops any more , the Rss for built the troops is to high and needs to much timeto build .
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Alina Bright
Community Manager
4 August, 2017, 10:45 AM UTC

Pratack said:


Hi

The point is Spezial Ops bring not enough Rss or troops for that you lose i never make ops any more , the Rss for built the troops is to high and needs to much timeto build .

Hi, Commander! Of course, it can take some time, but as a result by completing Ops you get the rewards. Try to find your strategy for the Ops which will be profitable for you. 

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BPStheGreat
12 August, 2017, 7:25 AM UTC
The rewards are random but when the payout comes seems predictable. I usually get a good reward right as I kill off the majority of my troops. I can also expect a reward right when I have given the ops back the power I won in my last reward. So if I am rewarded 5 million in reapers 7500 or so of them.. I will need to complete enough special ops to kill 5 million power, be it the reapers I won or other troops.
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