FAQ: Terminator Survivor

What is the purpose of the game?

You are the leader of a clan of humans, trying to keep them alive in the desolate world of 2029 AD. As a player, your primary responsibilities are: to gather supplies to stay alive, defend your settlement, find more survivors, and search for John Connor.


The game features single player missions that require you to periodically deploy members of your community in the dangerous wastelands outside your base in order to ensure the continued survival of your society.


On a larger scale, collective epic raids give you and other  players the opportunity to send your forces to fight more powerful enemy bosses like the infamous Hunter Killer hover planes from the movie. These special missions can only be won by groups of players banding together strategically to  attack such near-invincible foes over a matter of days (in real time). The risks are high and the costs are dear, but success will lead to rewards well worth it to everyone who helped.

Do I need Internet access to play?

Internet access is not needed all the time. Many of missions and tasks can be completed offline.  However, certain functions will require internet access at times.

Is this only single-player?

Currently you can only play single-player.  Multiplayer functionality will be added in a future update.

What are Survivors?

Survivors are the troop cards you collect and use to fight Skynet and save humanity

How do I recruit survivors?

Additional  troops can be obtained in two ways:

  1. Completing missions.

  2. Using supplies to recruit survivors.

How do I get rewards?

Completing missions earns you rewards. Mission rewards can be survivors, tools, or supplies. Rewards differ by mission, and potential rewards are indicated on each mission description.

What does CRD stand for?

CRD informs you what you are up against in the selected mission. Your intel lets you know if there are one or two enemy cards that you will encounter, as well as if the cards will be face-up or face-down when you engage them.

What does DECK mean?

This intel lets you know the type of cards Skynet is sending for you in the selected mission (ie. Melee, Ranged, Tank and Support). WAR indicates that all card types could be used against you. Use this information wisely while picking your team to reduce human casualties.

What does SMTA stand for?

This intel lets you know the type of cards Skynet is sending for you in the selected mission (ie. Melee, Ranged, Tank and Support). WAR indicates that all card types could be used against you. Use this information wisely while picking your team to reduce human casualties.

CARDS





Troop Card Example

Rank - the 3 in the top left corner represents basic strength

Suit - the Ranged target icon beside the 3 indicating type of troop

Tool - the gun below the 3 indicated what kind of tool the survivor has with him

Leadership - the star on the right indicates that this survivor is a team leader

What are the different kinds of cards?

There are 5 types of cards:

  1. Troop

  2. Skynet

  3. Tools

  4. Supplies

  5. Schematic

Do the different colors for the cards mean anything?

Yes, it does for Troop cards. The color bar indicates what type of troop the survivor is. Melee is maroon, Ranged is purple, Tank is blue, Support is green.

How do I get more cards?

More troops can be obtained by two ways:

  1. Completing missions.

  2. Using supplies to recruit survivors.

How do I upgrade my cards?

You can’t.

How can I get more tools?

By completing missions.

How can I get more supplies?  

By completing missions or IAP.

On the cards, what does the top-left icon stand for?

The type of card. Melee has a fist icon, Ranged has the target sight, Tank has a shield and Support is indicated by the crossed hammer and wrench.  Note that each type of card is strong against certain other types yet weaker against others.

Melee:

Strong vs Support

Weak vs Ranged

Weak vs Tank



Ranged:

Strong vs Melee

Strong vs Support

Weak vs Tank



Tank:

Strong vs Melee

Strong vs Ranged

Weak vs Support



Support:

Strong vs Tank

Weak vs Melee

Weak vs Ranged

What does STR stand for?

STR is the strength of the Skynet cards you will face in the selected mission. This intel gives you the range of HP each enemy could have from 2 - Ace (Jack - 11, Queen - 12, King - 13, Ace - 14). But remember, these are killing machines you are up against, and their scale is vastly different. Terminators are 8x as powerful as humans, so a 2 in Skynet strength is equivalent to a 16 in human strength.

GAMEPLAY

How do you kill a machine?

To kill a machine your composite card strength must be higher than the machines. You can achieve this by collecting weapons to boost individual Troops, or adding multiple Troops on top of each other. Don’t forget that your Troops card type will also help or hurt  your final tally.

How do the card battles work?

Card Combat Fundamentals:

  • The stronger combination wins

  • Each card has a type that can adjust your strength

  • All Skynet cards must fight at least one survivor

  • Unplayed cards flee for another fight

What’s the maximum number of cards I can use?

The maximum number of Troops you can assign to a single mission is 5 (1 team leader, and 4 support). If you have weapon cards available, each team member will randomly select an available weapon to use for that mission.

What is Travel Time?

Travel time is how long it will take your team to travel to the mission destination. Generally the longer the travel time the greater the rewards and the the greater the risk. Once a team is selected and traveling, the Troop and Weapon cards you sent will not be available to use for other missions.

What kind of weapons are there?

There are a variety of weapons you can obtain, ranging from simple blunt force objects to advanced future tech. Each weapon’s HP strength adjustment factor will be displayed in the upper left of the card.

What’s a debrief?

The debrief recaps the final outcome of a completed mission, including cards that survived, were killed in action, or retreated. If your mission was a success, it will show what new cards your troops returned with.

FUNCTIONS

How does the 3D Printer replicator work?

The 3D printer replication is the process of creating new weapons for your troops. Once a weapon blueprint is collected you can assign the blueprint to one of three 3D Printers. The more complex the weapon the more time is required to print it.

What are blueprints for?

Blueprints are for creating new weapon types for your Troops to use. You will find blueprints as mission rewards. Under the WEAPONS tab your available blueprints will be displayed and the number of each weapon already in your arsenal is in the upper left corner of the card.

MISSIONS

What are Missions?

Missions are tasks that require a team of troops to complete. Different mission types will yield different rewards. Pay close attention to your mission brief for intel to help successfully choose the ideal team composition to complete the mission, bring your troops home and how many supplies you will need to use to send out your team.

Can I speed up Missions?

No, currently you can not speed up mission travel times.