Sokki, I am sorry that your viewing these improvements in a negative light. My post were to help point out that with the new influx of agents that you can get a Chance at an elite every 2 day on avg. This is a great improvement over what used to take a week to do. If you just want to nit pick my post to try and prove me wrong then I hope it make your feel better. If you want to slow your own progress by "Skipping the common quest" that fine. I wish you the best of luck in meeting your goals. The new quest do not require more agents. The ! are the only slots that are required. Most of the time by filling the ! slots I am able to get into the low 80%. Before the patch and bases on what agents I had available I would range between 78% and 94%. The biggest hard ship was that Common recruit quest took common agents and uncommon quest would take uncommon agents. I would upgrade my common agents all the time and so when common recruit quest came around I would not always have the required agents. To get to the point you don't need to feel every slot. Anything over 80% will get you a success and get you the agents. I feel the changes from the patch help make it better in a few ways. 1st the fact the removed the common required help open the quest to all of your agents to help match. 2nd the added agent slot helps so that if your not able to get over 80% you can send more agents to help. I see the ? as a bonus to help improve your % not as a required punishment. The trade off to this is the Higher incapacitate rate on a number of quest. This bring a unique trade off having to decide do you fill the slot for the higher % and risk you agent going to the bench or leave the slot open and just take the standard reward. The other thing to consider is the level of quest. keep in mind most people pre-patch were leveling up and so most quest were level 1-3. by now many people are get 4-5 level quest the rewards are better but the challenge is higher as well. If were easy I think i would have given up on it weeks ago.