So since I've been playing and learning a lot about this game, I've seen a lot of people asking the same questions. I also noticed that there was no FAQ section here on the forums. So I thought that I would put together a list of the questions that I and other in my alliance have seen. I will of course add more as we see them and if you have any that you think should be added please PM them to me.
How do I play this game?
Missionchief is a game based on dispatching units to emergency calls. You start by building your first station and selecting your first unit, then after a minute or two calls should start coming in. I suggest starting with fire at this time because as of right now most missions evolve around the fire service. For a more detailed Getting Started guide HERE. You can also check out the wiki page, Missionchief.wikia.com, for more detailed info about units, buildings, and missions.
How do I earn credits?
You gain credits by completing missions or calls. To get better paying missions, you have to expand your emergency services network by building more stations.
How do I get more calls?
Call volume is based of your number of stations. The number of fire stations you have plus one, equals the amount of calls you are allowed to have. So if you have one station, you can have 2 calls. Three stations, 4 calls and so on.
What is the Dispatch Center/Answering Point for?
This free building gives you a central point to manage all of you buildings, vehicles, and employees. It also expands the coverage area of you stations for where calls/missions can spawn.
What is the difference between Type 1 and Type 2 fire truck?
The only difference between type 1 and type 2 is the maximum amount of personnel each can carry. The type 1 fire truck is able to carry a max of 6 personnel. The type 2 fire truck can only carry a max of 3 personnel. Other than that difference they are the same.
I don't want to be in this alliance anymore, how do I leave?
To leave and alliance click on the alliance menu icon, click show alliance, and at the bottom of the page will be a big red button that says leave alliance.
When should I start using other units? (Ambulance/Police)
You can start using other units besides fire anytime that you want. You can even start with them. Although it is highly suggested that you start with fire and get a good base line of credits coming in before you start expanding into the others. I usually recommend earning 100k-150k a day. The reason for this is that with ambulance or police missions, there are not that many missions at this time and they also do not pay very much. So it can be really difficult to earn enough credits to build another station and expand.
When do I need to start sending my units to training?
Fire training is not needed until you are ready to start hazmat calls when you build your 13th fire station. It is normally suggested to start sending units for hazmat training around 8 or 9 stations. Be sure to train the units at the station which you are going to have the specialized unit as employees can not move between stations like trucks can.
Why will my units not respond to my calls?
Usually this problem can be broken down to one of three possibilities. The first and most common is there is not enough employees in the station to staff the vehicles. Always make sure you have enough employees to fill your trucks. Its free to hire new people so I tend to recruit all the time, it just takes a little time. The second reason could be that your employees are busy in a training class. When sending employees to training remember to double check and make sure you will still have enough people to staff your trucks. The third reason is the unit may be to far away from the call or the maximum distance is set to low. On the dispatch screen is a bar with a max distance setting up to 400km. Adjusting this setting accidentally may be your problem.
Why am I not getting any calls?
The majority of the time I see this question is after someone moves there station. The best thing to do is double check your missions list and see if you have any missions that are pending from where your station was before you moved it. You can use the flag icon in the bottom of the dispatch window to force complete the call with coins. It's usually cheaper to do that than to pay 10 coins to move back and then another 10 coins to move again.
What is the ambulance/airport extension?
The ambulance or airport extension allows you to add either medical vehicle (ambulance or fly-car) to your fire stations or an airport crash vehicle. adding the ambulance extension will also allow medical missions to spawn near that specific station and the airport extension will allow ARFF missions to spawn at runway or terminal POI's if you have them set.
How long does the expansion/extension last?
The expansions/extensions will last the entire time you play the game. When an extension says 7 days, it is referring to the amount of time it takes to build the extension.