The amount of !sos used during your career is recorded, and the amount you hold, will differentiate you amongst the Top AGENT1 Codehunters.
The less you use when solving & cracking codes, the better you rank when matched against those who found the same amount of Eggs as you.
Person A who finds 10 Eggs, and used 1 !sos, will rank better than Person B who also finds 10 Eggs, but used 3 !sos.
The gap balances out as players earn more !sos with the Eggs they find. (Every 3 eggs found, earns 1 !sos for the account)
Therefore, use !sos sparingly!
You are also encouraged to discuss and get hints from fellow Agents on the #general channel.
As an Agent, playing the Codehunter game, you will face different types of codes to crack, eggs to find. Some are easy, while others definitely require assistance from fellow Agents or the A1 Medics (Community Mods & Managers).
The new Hints System will replace the old temporary !sos, and allow you to request different types of assistance.
A Special medic joins you and provides clues & answers as you ask your "yes-or-no" questions. These questions must result with a "Yes" or "No" answer from the Medic assisting you. You get 3 questions, before the Medic ends the session with !saved.
Assistance Option 2 - "1 Star Hint"
Cost: 3 !sos
The Source will send you a light clue for a particular Egg # that you specify. You have a 15% chance to solve the Egg.
Assistance Option 3 - "2 Star Hint"
Cost: 5 !sos
The Source will send you a medium clue for a particular Egg # that you specify. You have a 50% chance to solve the Egg.
Assistance Option 4 - "3 Star Hint"
Cost: 9 !sos
The Source will send you a heavy clue for a particular Egg # that you specify. You have a 90% chance to solve the Egg.