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Comparison of Rewards in Survival Modes

For ease of comparison, let’s ignore power-ups, units, energy packs, trophies, and—of course—the fun factor!  Let’s also ignore energy expenditure and experience gained.  Instead, let’s focus on Coins and ores earned.

Survival Modes 1.0 (First Strike) and 2.0 (Sky Assault) had the same rewards as far as Coins and ores went.  In either one, you received the following for completing one round of 60 waves:

Coins: 294,000
Oil: 11,760 (trade value of 235,200 Coins at 20 Coins per Oil)
Wood:  12,265 (trade value of 245,300 Coins at 20 Coins per Wood)
Ores:  6080 (trade value of 1,216,000 Coins at 200 Coins per ore)

Total trade value in Coins: 1,990,500

The exact mix of ores (gold, uranium, aluminum, copper, and iron) was relatively even but varied, depending on what ore type you produced yourself. 

For completing all 60 waves in Survival Mode 3.0, you receive a total of 1,026,500 Coins.  This is very close to just HALF of the total trade value in Coins of the earlier Survival Modes.

The next points in comparison would be the net energy expenditure, experience gained, and units lost (or not).  That is a more complicated analysis that I may or may not do in the future.

Survival Mode 3.0

Survival Mode 3.0 came out on January 15, 2012.  There are only 60 waves; the waves do not repeat as in the previous Survival Modes.  After completing the 60th wave, you exit back to your empire with your units intact—this is a noteworthy change from the never-ending waves of earlier Survival Modes.  At any time, however, you can choose to pause or surrender. 

After successfully completing Survival Mode 3.0, the congratulations message shows the SF Goblin only, but you also receive one Tactical Nuke and 360,000 Coins for completing the last wave.  You can restart Survival Mode, but it starts again at wave 1.

Overall, the enemy units seem to be easier to deal with than in the previous Survival Modes.  If you use Tier 6 units, the waves don’t become difficult until around wave 40.  The last wave has 1 Blackbird, 2 Osprey Airships, 1 Advanced Drone Fighter, and 1 Hypersonic Bomber.

Other changes from previous Survival Modes are related to the rewards.  Instead of getting rewards after completing each Wave, you get them only after every 5th wave.  You no longer receive energy packs or ores, so ore-farming and experience-farming have been nerfed greatly.

Here are the rewards:

3,000 Coins
Field Repairs I
Evasion I
4,500 Coins
2 Field Repairs I
Accuracy I
9,000 Coins
3 Field Repairs I
1 x 3 Element Z
I-400 Sub Carrier
Mustang Purple
Mule Robot
20,000 Coins
Field Repairs II
Hunker Down II
30,000 Coins
2 Field Repairs II
Explosive Ammo II
60,000 Coins
3 Field Repairs II
2 x 3 Element Z
Doberman Tank
USS Enterprise
Elite Kettenkrad
120,000 Coins
Field Repairs II
180,000 Coins
2 Field Repairs II
Poison Gas III
240,000 Coins
3 Field Repairs II
3 x 3 Element Z
360,000 Coins
SF Goblin
Tactical Nuke

Total Coins:  1,026,500 (5,132.5 ore-equivalent at trade value of 200 Coins per ore)

The unique units earned in waves 20, 40, and 60 (bolded above) are subject to change, as mentioned in the game screenshot below.

Think of it this way: if you finish one round of all 60 waves per day, you make around one million Coins per day! You also get this upgrade-able fighter:

How to delete many consecutive Wall posts on Facebook quickly

Do you play games on Facebook that practically demand you post continually on your Wall?  Do you annoy the heck out of your Facebook friends?  Maybe you’ve found countermeasures to mitigate the spam to your friends, but you still face an ugly spamfest when viewing your own Wall.  Assuming you wish to continually post to your Wall from games and periodically delete them, here is an efficient method to delete them.

Deleting is easier if the posts you want to delete are all consecutive (right next to each other); if they aren’t, be careful! 

Go to your Facebook Wall.  Keep scrolling down and clicking on “Older Posts” to load older posts.  Review the posts to make sure you know what you want to delete.  It's better to delete from top to bottom. 

Scroll back up to the first post you want to delete.  Position your mouse over the button on the upper right corner of the first post you want to delete.  Click the left mouse button to open the menu for the post.  Hit "d" on your keyboard.  Press enter twice.  If you delete from top to bottom, you don't have to worry about repositioning the mouse due to differences in post lengths.

Repeat as desired.  You'll need to get used to the timing and sequence of button pushing, as well as other idiosyncrasies you may encounter.  Repeat the procedure for each block of consecutive posts you wish to delete.


Probably the slowest and most annoying part of this process is switching between the mouse and the keyboard.  To bypass using the mouse, you can use a Windows app called Mouse Key.  This app lets you control the mouse pointer and buttons using keyboard keys. 

To enable the app, hold down the left Shift and Alt keys at the same time and then press NumLock.  Windows will display a dialog box; press OK to accept.  Set this up one time before you start deleting posts.  You may want to unplug your mouse temporarily to avoid accidentally moving it.

Use "5" on the numeric keypad to emulate the left mouse button press mentioned above.  If this doesn't work, press "/" to change the setting so that "5" does this.  (There are other controls that you can look up.)  After the mouse is positioned, carefully press in sequence “5”, “d”, Enter, Enter.  Repeat as desired.

Using Mouse Key and two hands on the keyboard, I can delete about 1 post per second.

UPDATE, Feb. 23, 2012:

I got tired of deleting posts manually, so I wrote an AutoIt script to simulate the keystrokes.  The script simulates an actual mouse left-click instead of relying on MouseKey.  To be safe, I have the script delete only 4 posts at a time (that's how many show up on my screen at once for me to check before deleting).  The posts should still be preloaded.  I used conservative times for the pauses between key strokes; you may have to increase it even more if you have a slow Internet connection.

Ideally, Facebook should have a better system for controlling Wall posts.

AutoIt script

; AutoIt Version: 3.0
; Platform:       Win9x/NT
; Author:
; Script Function:
;   Deletes 4 consecutive facebook posts
; Posts should be preloaded!
; Hover mouse over post control button
; Press Alt-d to start deletion
; Press ESCAPE to end script

AutoItSetOption("SendKeyDelay", 200)
HotKeySet("!d", "DeletePost")
HotKeySet("{ESC}", "Terminate")

While 1

Func DeletePost()
   for $count = 1 to 4

Func Terminate()
   MsgBox(0, "delete fb post", "Terminated!")
   exit 0