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I've just started looking at the staff management side of MGSV TPP and noticed a few staff members have a padlock and person icon next to their name. What is locked and why?


Apparently it means that staff are working under a direct contact and can not be fired or reassigned.

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    If I remember correctly it also means that they can't be taken away if your base is attacked. I always put the best guys I have under direct contract. – Christian Sep 2 '15 at 8:27
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    @Christian Yes, that is the primary motive behind the direct contract and why it's limited. You're supposed to put your best staff under direct contract so you don't lose them. – Lucas Leblanc Sep 8 '15 at 21:18
  • I can't remember where I read that staff under direct contract will not participate in FOB battles at all. Can anyone confirm this? – Phil D. Sep 9 '15 at 6:45
  • @PhilD. I think I saw it in a tip after pressing Select. Or maybe it’s part of the help you see by pressing Select while on the iDroid’s Staff Management screen. – Rory O'Kane Oct 23 '18 at 13:33

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