Well, I am sure that all of you have been doing Spec Ops. You either finished them, you cannot be bothered doing them or you probably thought. Oh well forget about it. I do not give anything about them.
Let me tell you a few things first. Since there are a lot of newbies joining this relatively fun game I will direct you to this page: Category:Special Operations.
This is very interesting to read of course but I'll pinpoint a few things for ya first.
=MY ADVICE TO YOU:=
==PREPARING FOR A SPECIAL OPERATIONS:==
-FARM LIKE CRAZY: Farm like you have no life. Trust me this will make your life much more easier. I do not need to tell you that there are several good missions to farm (namely mission 4.4 for its energy efficiency). Several users here have written an excellent guide on farming so I'd check that out at the bottom of this blog.
-RESTOCK YOUR ENERGY STOCKPILE: There is nothing as horrible as not being able to do a several re-runs in SO missions because you are left with no energy left, thus causing you to stare at your screen indefinitely till you get energy.
-SPARE YOUR GOLD: If you cannot make it in time to get the Special Operations limited edition hero then you should always have some gold in your bank account should you run out of time. I personally do not recommend anybody to convert the gold into command points as the command points are seriously more easily gathered. Always. Keep. That. In. Mind. Gold is scarce if you are a free player like me (I haven't thrown any penny yet).
-DO NOT EVER BELIEVE ANYBODY ON ANY UNCONFIRMED NEWS. IF PLAYDOM DIDN'T CONFIRM IT OR IF IT DOESN'T SHOW UP PREMATURELY IN THE GAME (like Captain Britain appeared prematurely or PvP season 4 with the Punisher) THEN IT IS PRESUMABLY FALSE: Nobody is certainly sure what Playdom's intentions are. Unless you're a development manager for this game working for Playdom then I must say you are at risk losing your job just by spreading trade secrets. Bad, bad boy or girl producer, do not be so impatient! Seriously I am saying (or writing actually) this for your own good. There is nothing as frustrating as spending or wasting all your gold or command points on heroes or other required stuff you do not actually need. Patience is hard, but it is rewarding!
==DURING THE SPECIAL OPERATIONS:==-ACCEPT RELEVANT GIFTS: While the Spec Ops are ongoing I suggest you should get the most out of your Unstable ISOs. They're scarce and pretty expensive. Trust me. It comes in handy and it will help you clear most of the tasks if you just focus on the ISOs gift.
-HAVE A LOT OF FUN: Many people seem to forget this bit but in the end it is still an awesome new limited chapter with new villains and a new story.
-FOLLOW THE TASK LIST VERY CORRECTLY: It is important to be persistent and to keep listening to the task list. Don't just dwell off, this could result in a severe loss of ISOs.
-DO THE TASKS AS SOON AS POSSIBLE: There is nothing more relieving as finishing the Spec Ops as soon as possible. It makes you feel at ease and there is no need to rush should you be unable to play for over a week or so.
==AFTER THE SPECIAL OPERATIONS:== -BASICALLY EVERYTHING AT PREPARING FOR THE SPECIAL OPERATIONS.-FINISH YOUR UNSTABLE ISO OR TRY TO GET SOME FEW STARS IN THOSE MISSIONS IF POSSIBLE: Why? In the end the Special Operations features three missions with 3x 250 Silver, 3x 1000 Silver, 3x Exp 3x Gold and 3x 5 command points. If you were lucky or unlucky enough to hit the 1000 unstable ISO then you should definitely try to five star it while you can. Previous Special Operations (SO1-SO6) taught me that all unstable ISOs disappear when the Special Operations end.
== ==MY SPECIAL OPERATIONS PROGRESS SO FAR== ==
-SPECIAL OPERATIONS 1: 99% completed. Almost gotten myself Mockingbird, if it weren't for the lack of energy and unstable ISOs then I would've definitely gotten her.
WEAPONS I GOT: I received the Enchanted Crowbar & The Toolbox.
-SPECIAL OPERATIONS 2: 2 of the 25 tasks completed. I was on holiday during the period of SO2. I was kicking myself for this because it was THE most easiest SO so far and the hero I would unlock would be the future White Queen of PvP.
HERO I GOT: Not Mockingbird, sadly. EDIT: After PD's anniversary, I managed to grab her for a mere 160 CPs.
WEAPONS I GOT: none.
-SPECIAL OPERATIONS 3: 100% completed. I loved this Spec Ops. It was by far an original and revolutionary Special Operations where you were forced to choose a side.
HERO I GOT: Not Emma Frost. I later purchased Emma Frost for a relatively cheap and justified price of 200 CPs, during the Christmas Sale.
WEAPONS I GOT: Faulteater, Faultseeker, Phoenix Pinion, Phoenix Talon, Ruby Quartz Rifle and the Phoenix Flare. My favorite is the Faulteater. I love spamming people with DoTs in a stealthy way.
HERO I GOT: Basically my first limited edition hero and by far my favorite: Magik!!!
-SPECIAL OPERATIONS 4: Cannot remember how many tasks I have done but it was certainly a fun Spec Ops. I couldn't complete it due to some busy things I had going in my life. My last task and weapon I got was the Soulfinder.
WEAPONS I GOT: Infernal Axe, Infernal Blade, Soulfinder.
HERO I GOT: None again. Sigh.
|Still do not have you, O Johnny with the blazing skull head.|
WEAPONS I GOT: Odin's Cane, Odin's Staff, Hoarfrost Mace, Laufey's Knife, Laufey's needle, Roar of the North and the Enchanted Eye. Not the best weapon set I think...
-SPECIAL OPERATIONS 6: Interesting new Spec ops with the new collection system. The story however and the game play felt a bit bland. The bosses were new, exciting and sadly underwhelming.
HERO I GOT: My second limited edition hero, Valkyrie :).
WEAPONS I GOT: Acinace, Spatha, Radian Gun, Radian Rifle, Rayshield Generator and the Touch of Madripoor. Not a very exciting set either.
HERO I GOT: Havok & Magneto. I thankfully and luckily got Magneto on the last day of the operations.
-SPECIAL OPERATIONS 7: A rather odd mixture of new & old in this SO. Liked Kang, but do not like MODOK & Fixer in this SO. Well perhaps it is a prologue to SO8. Who knows?
HERO I GOT: Hank Pym, not my most favorite guy, but after three rounds damn he can pack a punch.
WEAPONS I GOT:
-I will update for future Spec Ops.
So this sums up pretty much everything I wanted to say to you. In case you want to know my progress in Special Operations, just look down with the additional info. Feel free to leave a message on my message wall and comment on this page if you feel like. All help is appreciated and suggestions are very much appreciated as well.
Please let me know whether you changed anything on this blog. I do not want to be held responsible for things I did not say or do so once again please inform me on that.
I hope you enjoyed reading and I wish you luck on your progress!
==ADDITIONAL TIPS (ALL RIGHTS RESERVED TO THESE PEOPLE):==
-Potkettleblack's excellent guide on farming: User blog:Potkettleblack/Farming: Or How to Grind and Get Command Points
-Xobai's excellent guide on spending gold: User blog:Xobai/The Non-Payer's Guide to Gold