I wanted to create a list of staffing needed for each vehicle so that you can prepare for your next vehicle purchase, instead of buying the vehicle first, and getting the dreaded not enough staff message.
Here we are, back with the second part of « ready to play. » Little reminder : this article intends to help you start you game efficiently. In this second guide, we’ll cover several aspects, including the possibility to hire staff. In the same way as in the first article, we will say that you chose the police to start of with. Focus
Improving your buildings
In our first article, we told you that you could improve your buildings on several points. The time has come to see how and give you all the keys to become a true master of Dial-911.
Have you ever taken the time to explore the different tabs in the options of your buildings? No ? You should check it out then. Click on the small building shaped button at the bottom right of your screen. Your list of buildings opens. Click on the police station for instance. Before you, the details of your building. The first page contains the most important information: the level, the number of vehicles and the staff. Below, one can see the button « Improve » and the number of coins or notes one needs to be able to improve his/her structure. « Why improve my building? « . Very good question ! Indeed, one could think that once the building bought, nothing remains to do. That would be a shame! Dial-911 would lose a part of its fun! To answer our question: improving your building enables you to gain levels. You therefore have the opportunity to host more vehicles and staff, and, as a result, cover more ground, accept more missions, earn more money to build more buildings . The opportunity to have fun, in other words!
The time has come to explore the opportunities that the « vehicles » and « staff » tabs offer.
The vehicle tab
You building level is higher because you have decided to improve it? In this case, you should have the possibility to purchase new vehicles.
However, beware! As said above, the number of vehicles you can have depends on the level of your building. In our case, we only have two vehicles, but we are told (top left) that we can have 5. Click on « Buy a vehicle ». Done ? In front of you comes up the vehicles you can buy. At Level 4, you should have access to PS and VLU cars. Each costs 20,000 (PS) and 25,000 coins (VLU). You also have the opportunity to become the proud owner of an additional vehicle in exchange of 20 (PS) or 25 (VLU) notes. You have no more money? It’s annoying, indeed. You quickly understand the importance of knowing how to manage your wallet. If you do not have time to wait and want to buy a new car immediately, you have the possibility to get more banknotes. Simply leave the screen on which you currently are, and click on the « + » sign that is next to your number of notes. A screen appears and proposes you to buy notes. You have the choice between 7 quantities: 100, 500, 1000, 2500, 5000 and 10,000. Little tip about this: many players tend to buy their notes 100 by 100. However, this is not necessarily the right solution, and here’s why: If you are a loyal player of Dial-911, you will inevitably, at a moment or at another, need more notes. Depending on your game projects, 100 notes can go quickly, without bringing in money fast enough. Conversely, if you have the opportunity to invest in 1000, or even 2500 notes in a oner, your game will be much more interesting. Your wallet will enable you to make improvements at all levels and finish them in no time. As a result, you will be able to enjoy your game without having to wait, and earn coins at the same time. Ultimately, you will save money.
No need to be a math teacher to realize that you earn more when you invest more. The more notes you buy, the less expensive they are!
Let’s get back to the topic, and to our options screen through which we can make improvements. We have just seen the « vehicles » tab. Now, let’s take a look at the « staff » one. The level of your building enables you to recruit a certain number of people. At level 4, you can hire 13 people. As a result, your missions will be carried out more efficiently. Yes: more policemen for better performance! Then click on « hiring staff. » This wont cost you anything, but it will take 12 hours for your team to get its act together. Once again, your notes enable you to reduce the waiting time. In our case, at level 4, you will need 72 notes to makes things move faster.
Have you heard about Dial-911 or did you come upon the application when exploring the newest games in your app store? In both cases, there is no doubt, Dial-911 has caught your eye! So, why not go ahead and save the people of your country like thoursands of other players ?!
Before telling you about the steps that you’ll have to go through to launch your game, it seems essential to briefly explain the concept of Dial-911!
Your goal: drive out the most appropriate professionals depending on the situation: firemen, police officers, other types of agents … One, two or even three cars … Your mission consists in managing the crisis before things become of paramount importance. In other words, you are the Chief of Brigade, the tour operator, the person who decides how things must be managed. So, concretely, how does it work?
Start by creating an account, no need to say. Choose a nice nickname, a password that would give a bit of trouble to a dishonest player who would like to hack your account and enter your email address. All good ? In these case, you can begin to play!
First step: choose the city in which you wish to play. Yes, you read correctly ! Once enrolled, a map will appear. Click on the « search » button (the magnifying glass) to find your city on the map. All done ? Very good. It is now time to choose with who you want to work! The firefighters or the police. For the example, we will say that you have chosen the police.
Second step: build your first police office! You are, at the beginning of your game, credited with coins and notes. These will enable you to build your buildings. Press the building button and select the building of your choice. You must know that your notes have the power to speed up the foundation of your construction.
All good? Perfect. You can now start playing. « Dringggggggggg », your phone/pad is ringing? This means that your first mission is about to begin! Press the small orange triangle button at the bottom left of the screen. A window opens. This is your mission list. It’s type will be indicated (thief, fight, accident, etc …) as well as its level of difficulty. It is for you to choose whether to dive out agents or not. If you do, how many are appropriate?
Note that you start your game with only one car per establishment. It is your responsibility to buy more (thanks to your coins and / or notes) in order to be able to accept more missions and cover more ground!
Speaking of notes, they will be particularly useful, especially if you want to complete a task faster. No? You prefer to keep your money for something else? No problem. However, you will have to be a little more patient. You can see your mission progress thanks to the gauge located next to the mission’s title.
« And what do I do when I don’t have any coins or notes left? Knowing that I need that money to build new buildings, and to invest in new cars, I’ll be stuck fast, right? « . No, you wont! Each successful mission earns you coins. Neverthless, you must be more careful with your notes, because the game only offers you a few when you gain a level. If you want to give your game a boost, you can buy some. Notes are for sale. Prices start at 1.99 dollars.
« And that’s it? « . No, fortunately! At the top left of your screen, you should see a gauge and the number 1. This is your level. The more missions you accomplish, the higher your level will get. Your missions increase gradually as you gain experience. Note that your missions will also become more complex as you play. Makes things more thrilling, doesn’t it?!
No more missions at the present moment? In such case, why not use your time to upgrade your buildings? You will be able to buy a greater number of cars and cover more ground! You can also hire more staff! » Staff ?! « . Absolutely, but we will get to that bit in Part 2 of « ready to play? « .
The bigger your buildings get, the more you can equip them with high-performance vehicles. You will be able to reach you missions faster, and you will therefore not need to spend as many of your notes!
Tip: to be (nearly) sure to succeed, and reduce the time spent on your mission, we advise you to pay attention to the distance between your vehicle and the reported incident. 1 mile, 500m, 200m … Time can work in your favor, or, conversely, against you. The faster you arrive on the scene, the more chances you have to accomplish your mission quickly and efficiently. Also, you must ask yourself if the problem for which you are called is of the police’s or the firemen’s responsibility.
You have just given orders to a team to intervene, but your phone/pad has rang again to alert you of the same mission? « But what’s going on? « That means your agents need help! If you have any vehicles available, we strongly recommend you to send a few other cars if you want to see your brigade succeed! Yes, some missions will give you more of a headache than others!
See you soon in Part 2 of « ready to play? » for more tips and explanations!
Suspense, challenges, fun, for free … These are the elements that make a game a quality hobby. This is also what Dial-911 offers. Designed as an app for smartphones and tablets, this entertainment will amuse you for hours. So what is it? To whom it is addressed ? How does it work ? That’s what we’ll explain here!
Dial-911: What is it?
You will have understood: Dial-911 is a game, an application, developed to entertain throughout the day. The principle ? Slip into the shoes of a 911 central dispatcher and save your population. Your mission : send out the relevant emergency vehicles depending on the problem you have to face. So much for the broad lines. Obviously and thankfully, practice is far more complex, and, as a fact, much more entertaining!
First download the application. As indicated above, it is free. All done? In these case, we can get down to business. Once registered in due form, the time will have come for you to choose the camp in which you want to work. Two choices are available: working with the police or the emergencies. Say you decided to start your new adventure with the police. Mission accomplished ? Very good. Next step : build your first barrack. « Fine, but where should I establish it? « . In short, you’re spoiled for choice! The map appears before you. Choose the town you wish!
And now you can start playing! Your task? Wait for a mission to be reported to you, and send out the necessary help. » Missions ? What kinds of missions? « . Homicide, burglary, felony, neighborhood conflicts, shooting … Depending on the difficulty, you will be asked to send the appropriate number of vehicles. » Cars ? « . Yes, it would be difficult to save anyone without transport, woudn’t it ?!
You will find the number of available vehicles in the details of your building. You can improve your building. It will allow you to buy more vehicles and recruit more staff. » Staff ? « . Of course ! How would you rescue people without agents ?!
If the number of cars and agents is enough to control the situation, your mission is a success. However, be careful, your team may needs reinforcements!
Successful missions earn you money, which allows you to invest in new equipment (buildings, cars, trucks, etc …).
The more you earn, the higher your level gets. The choice of equipment will expand along with the time you spend on your game! Understood?
Your evolution in the game
Once your game correctly taken over, the time will have come for you to develop strategies, to optimize your time to make more money, to build new buildings; different buildings from those of your original camp (police or hospital). Indeed, climbing levels allows you to have access to new vehicles and new buildings. Those of you who have chosen the police will have, the time come, access to structures and vehicles belonging to the other camp, the hospital ones in our case. And vice versa.
The more time you spend on Dial-911, the more the possibilities and the opportunities become important. Want to build another place? Good idea. Note that you are free to establish it in any city. Gradually, thanks to perseverance and patience, you will be able to establish structures throughout the country! You now know what you have to do … At your gadgets!
A game goes with features and all kinds of other possibilities. And you wont be disappointed with what Dial-911 has to offer! Here’s a brief overview of the game’s features:
1 – The chat
Dial-911 has a chat that enables you to talk with other players. Share your experiences, get advice, make new friends, develop strategies together … In any case, do not go without!
2 – The website
All games have a website. Dial-911’s one gives you access to a forum where you can ask questions, interact with other players, give your opinion on the game’s features… You can also read the numerous articles written in order to help you carry out your missions, to guide you, to advise you and to keep you updated with the latest news.
3 – No ads
Dial-911 doesnt carry much ads … However, if you want to get rid of the few of them, an option is available. Just click on « remove advertising. » Of course, you’ll need to pay a small contribution to enjoy this benefit.
4 – Buying green notes
One of Dial-911 high points: you can play for free. Each successful mission is rewarded with money (virtual, needless to say); money that allows you to upgrade your barracks. The game also offers you valuable green notes. « Yes, but what are they for? « . You can use them for everything! Finish your missions without having to wait, use your buildings without having to wait for their construction to be finished, purchase cars without having to wait too … Dial-911 notes allow you to have access to a more dynamic game. Waiting times are over. Thus, you can get to business much faster.
The game offers you green notes every time a new level is reached, however, you can buy some too. Which can be very handy!
5 – Mission records
The mission record tab, as its name suggests, allows you to see the different missions that one has achieved. When were they carried out, how much money have they brought in … This is valuable information because it allows you to sort your new missions based on the amounts that they bring in. Thus, an experienced player will first take care of an homicide before a neighbor conflict. The more your mission is difficult, the more money you earn. Everything is a matter of logic and strategy!
You may have already realized that vehicles in Dial-911 are the essential tool to manage your missions in due form. The more cars you will have, the more numerous will be the missions that you will be able to take in charge. Thus, you will be cashing in more money! As you have now understood : you must own as many vehicles as possible. But how? That is what we are going to explain !
Vehicles for each building
You have started your game. So, you must have bought your first building. At this time of the game, you have two vehicles, no more, no less. But it is far enough to begin with. However, as your level goes up and while you’re cashing in money, you’ll notice that the missions are become more and numerous, but unfortunately you can not take them all in charge, and that is due to you little number of vehicles. So how can you get more cars? Above all, you should know that each building has its own vehicles, which means you’ll have to buy cars for each institution. Imagine, in the same way as your humble editor, that you chose the police to start off your game. Your first building is the police station. Click on the orange building button at the bottom right of your screen, then again on your building. You’re there, right? In this case, you should see come up a screen with three tabs named « information » « vehicles » and « staff ».
Conversely to what one might think, this is not the only ‘vehicle’ tab which will interest us here. To start with, let’s take a good look at the « Information » tab. What do you see ? The info that should draw you eye here concerns the number of vehicles in your possession and the number that you can potentially get. This information is under your level (see image below).
You’ve found it? Good. In our case, our police station can have 4 vehicles maximum, and we only have only 2. So we can become the happy owner of two brand new cars! You are in the same situation? Then go to the « vehicle » tab. You should see a button « buy a car ». No need to say that you must click on it. Mission accomplished ? Perfect. Appears before you the cars you can get. In our case, we do not have the possibility to buy anymore, and it may be the same for you! » Why ? » Because you have not reached the required level yet! Patience!
You must not be discouraged! You will have to carry on saving innocents until you reach the right level! It’s only a matter of time. And even if you have to refuse missions since you have not got enough cars, you must continue to persevere. You will soon be at the right level. And you will, when the time comes, be able to grow your brigade’s strike force! Patience young Padawan!
Other scenario: you can not buy cars because your squad already has the maximum number of cars. Nothing to worry about. Moreover, you will not need to gain levels to put an end to this problem. In fact, you only need to improve your building! « How can i do that? « . No panic, we’re getting there! Simply go to the « information » screen of your building, and click on the sum which is necessary to improve your institution (see the photo below). It’s done ? In this case, you should now be able to buy new cars!
You have access to new vehicles without having to perform any of the manipulations above? Lucky you! In that case, just make your choice! Be careful though to make the right one: no worries, all vehicles will help you achieve your missions, however, some are more powerful than others. Some are also larger than others, and can carry a larger number of agents. More officers means that you are more likely to succeed quickly. The sooner you achieve you mission, the faster you’ll earn money. You will be able to upgrade your base more quickly! PRODUCTIVITY !
Another point to consider: the variety of your cars. Indeed, you must be careful to have several vehicles of various types. If you have also chosen the police at the beginning of your game, you are the owner of a BT1 and a BT2. However, some missions will require PS1 or PS2 types of cars. So be sure to have a large enough variety of vehicles and buildings to be able yo handle all the missions you are offered.
Wait or use your notes
« Why can’t i use the cars i’ve just bought? « . You might have missed a primordial information: the time needed for them to be ready to hit the road. You can find this piece of information next to the car’s price. In our case, we are going to have to wait 3 hours. However, you also have the option to pay to save time (20 notes in our case). The choice is yours!
We are back with the second part of « Dial-911: the little things that you’ve missed. » As a reminder, the first article dedicated to the same subject, was written in order to give you the keys to become a skilled player. How? Thanks to tips and tricks that you may not have had the opportunity to discover on your own. Thus, we want to help you progress in your game by highlighting the small things, that you might have missed. Focus.
Dial-911 chat: have you found it?
At the beginning of a new game, most players want to start their game alone, to explore unknown lands themselves without asking help from anyone. However, a time comes when you wonder if the other players are’nt doing better than you are. And if they are, how ? What are their technics? Have they discovered things you have not? How are their missions going? Many unanswered questions come to you. Thus, bit by bit, you may want to talk to other players, to compare yourself to them and exchange information. To do this, Dial-911 set up a chat. Yes, you read correctly ! We admit that the button that makes it available is quite discreet; we don’t want to visually pollute, no need to say! So where is the chat? Look closely between your money notes and the button used to manage your buildings. You should normally see a small arrow. Click on it. Yes, you’ve finally found the chat! You can now interact with all the players of the game. Have fun ;).
Vehicles: another way to manage them
During your game, you must send vehicles out to handle your missions here and there on the map. If you are doing this, it means that you understand the purpose of the game (humor). Jokes aside, did you know that all your vehicles on your map are not necessarily trying to save the widow and the orphan? Yes, they may be doing nothing at all! To find out, simply click on the vehicle you want. Is it on the road on the way to accomplish a mission, or is it awaiting your orders at the local coffee shop? Anyway, you can send the car on the mission of your choice according to its status. You can also recall a vehicle on its way to a mission and redirect it on another one if that is your wish. Thus, this technic allows to play an active game, and gives players the ability to optimize the use and the productivity of their vehicles, without having to go through the different screens. Not bad!, isnt it?
By the way, clicking on a car directly on the map allows you to be aware of a number of details relating to it. Indeed, in addition to whether the vehicle is on a mission or not, this tip allows you to take note of the number of people who are in the vehicle, the type of car it is and the institution to which it is attached!
A wider choice of buildings depending on your level
You may have noticed that at the beginning of your game, your choice in buildings is limited. Many players also wonder whether other construction possibilities will arrive as time goes. The answer to this question is yes! Fortunately! The more levels you gain, the more potential buildings you get access to. The better you get, the bigger the choices are. So do not get discouraged yourself to quick when seeing the small number of buildings, remember that your motivation and your determination will give you access to a richer game. In other words: the more you persevere, the more you will enjoy Dial-911!
Choosing the appropriate car
Your device rings to warn you that a mission awaits. You press the little orange triangle on the bottom left of your screen to find out what it is actually about. So far, so good. Like most players, you may send the first vehicle that appears in your list of possibilities. In this case, you are missing a very important piece of information. What is it ? If you take the time to look closer at your mission screen, you will find out that the game tells you what type of vehicle is needed, and the number of them it will take to make you succeed. Indeed, you might need to send one or two police vehicles or an amublance. If you do not pay attention to these pieces of information, note that your mission will only be more complicated to finish. Many players send out one or two random vehicles and don’t understand why reinforcements are needed. These players then send out all their vehicles to make sure that their mission ends well. But meanwhile, other missions are proposed. Two choices are available in this case: either you recall other vehicles and send them on the new mission, or you cary on with what you are doing, noting that that mission might have made you gain more money than the one you are curently working so hard on. So if you take the time to analyze the need in agents upstream, you will optimize your game and lose less time, and therefore, gain more money!
We hope these little tips will help you improve your playing technics. See you soon in the next article ;).
If the title of this article has caught your eye, it probably means that you are a loyal player of Dial-911. And we thank you for that ! We chose this topic in order to help you become an experienced gamer, thanks to information and options within the game that you might have missed …
The country is yours
You may have taken time to develop and expand your police station or fire brigade in the city that you carefully selected at the very beginning of your game. But did you know that you can build wherever you feel like … You don’t have to carry on building in the same place throughout your game! Indeed, you are free to build in other cities! Just go to the magnifying glass that you will find at the bottom right of your screen, and enter the name of the city you wish to work in, just as you did at the beginning. Canada is yours, so why limit yourself to a specific area?
Money: the sinews of war
The great player that you are doesnt need to be reminded about the importance of money in the game. One can carry on having fun thanks to the money he/she cashes in through his/her successful missions. Money (fictional money of course) within the game enables you to evolve all along Dial-911. However, you may have missed a piece of information … Have you ever clicked on your level gauge, that one can find on the top left of the screen? Done? In these case, you should see appear a screen called « Mission records. » You have the possibility to go back in time and take a look at the different missions you drove out agents on. The piece of information that interests us the most here concerns the amount of money that you have cashed in thanks to each mission. As a result, a player can see that a fight earned less than a murder, the homicide will have brought in less money than a shootout. What can we claim? The more your mission is complex, the more the money. And with more money, one can evolve in his/her game a lot faster. So when your missions will appear now, we advise you to pay attention to their level, and compare them if you are asked to intervene on several sectors. The aim is to choose those that will earn you the most, of course!
Sorting out one’s vehicles
To intervene on a mission, you have to select the vehicle that seems most appropriate. We remind you the importance of taking into account the distance between your car and the incident in order to reduce the duration of the intervention, and thus put all the chances to succeed on you side and cash in money faster. It is in your choice of cars that the following tip will find its use. Indeed, if you look to the right of your screen, you will see three small icons: a flame (for firefighters), a star (for the police), and an A (for ambulance). Clicking on one of them will enable you to sort out your vehicles according to their type and their final destination. As a long time player, you probably have many cars. So, clicking on the kind of vehicle that you want to drive out, saves you time, once again. As a result, you don’t have to go through your long list to find the most suitable vehicle. Not bad, eh?
Following the progress of one’s interventions
There are several ways to follow the progress of your missions. The Passive way: which consists in waiting for your device to ring and notify you about the necessity of sending out other vehicles. The Active way: which consists in keeping an eye on the progress of your missions thanks to there gauges (the more they go down, the better). However, there is another way that you may not have found out yet. We could name it the « super-active » one. Why? Because it is based on your dynamism. Indeed, you can click directly on the current mission, on the map to see how they are progressing, and drive out, if necessary, new agents.
Silent mode: Dial-911 has thought of everything!
Your addiction to Dial-911 may follow you in places where silence and discretion are essential. Therefore impossible for you to keep your device on ring mode and let the « Dringggggs » fly out. So, how to play without making any noise? Many of you must think that it is simply imposible. But we have good news for you: just because you phone is on silent mode doesnt mean that you are not notified about your missions. If you look closely, the « danger » button at the bottom left of your screen changes to red when you need to make a decision. The color turns bake to orange when the situation is under control. You see, you can play Dial-911 no matter where you are!
We will be back soon with new tips in the second part of « Dial-911: little things that you’ve missed … »