This thread is for questions and tutorials about the game. Net Gain being in prototype offers very little in-game help and with good reasons - John is after all busy making this great game. Every tester is welcome to come with tips and guides, and I will try to slowly incorporate as many posts into the original post sorted into relevant topics (of course giving the poster credit for it in the OP).
Missions and Intel: The first few missions will be targeted at rival corporations. As far as I know the only mission type is Intel. By doing these missions you gain Intel points into the specific corporation you made this mission in. When you have selected the mission type a list of plots will appear; some blue and some black. The black are the preparing plots including briefing, debriefing and moving to the specific target. These missions are not able to fail and require no specific stats from the operatives to pass. The blue are the actual plots where your operatives are doing the more risky work. Every blue task is clickable and gives you the option of specifying the plots to a varying degree.
For an example the [Acces](Hack) task usually gives the option of choosing between a variety of "Hack Security", "Disable Alarm" or "Research Files". I have not yet discovered if the choice between these specific plots gives you different rewards, but the specific tasks have different stat requirements both in difficulty and which stats are needed.
When a plot is choses a menu will appear with the title Proposal Detail. In there you see the different tasks required for the plot and its difficulty. For an example the Disable Alarm could have:
Where the name is the skill name and the number the difficulty. Clicking on the blue bottom below each task will give you a selection of your hired operatives. The available operatives will be in blue and under each name you will se "Skill:" followed by an interval of numbers. This interval is the operatives capability in the choses task. If your operative has a skill interval of 0-3 that means he at best can beat a task with a difficulty at 3 and at worse fail a difficulty at 1.
Some Plots are more important than others, and Intel can still be gained even if some tasks fail. Hopefully this will be revealed later by either me or another player.
The total amount of Intel you have on a rival corporation can be seen when you Plan a target in the mission menu, or your intel list in your own Corporate Review menu (Which at the moment is Level Zero Corporation). The Intel list gives you the option of uncovering an asset from a rival Corporation you at least have 40 Intel points in. By uncovering a rival corporations asset a new target will be available in the mission planning under the available corporations. By choosing the Asset in the mission menu you can either research, destroy or steal the asset and by that either weaken your rival strengthen your corporation or both.
More updates will follow and feel free to add or correct me in anything. Like most of you I'm still learning.