May 25, 2009

How to win a lot of easy fights; Mafia Wars Strategy Guide

The best way to win easy fights is to find a weak player and attack them over and over. However, even better, is to find an inactive weak player. Many people quit playing mafia wars but leave their accounts active. If you attack an inactive player, you don't have to worry about being put on the hitlist or being attacked by higher level friends of the person you are attacking.

How to spot an inactive player:

Inactive players tend to be low in level, have small mafias, and have old collectibles. The only way to know for sure is to attack the person and look at the report of the fight. Here is an example of a fight with an inactive player(click picture to see it):

Poor Don Mahoney..

The way you distinguish between a new player and an inactive player is by looking at what items you have. The person in this picture (attacked earlier today) has 2 Cupid's Tommy Guns. These were limited edition loot items which were only available around Valentine's Day. Getting two of these weapons requires 5 mafia members. As a result, we can conclude that the person in the picture above has not added anyone to their mafia since around Valentine's Day - that is they quit playing several months ago. And as you can also see in the picture, attacking low level players can still result in good item drops (a police cruiser in this case)! To double check for inactive players, make sure the target's level does not increase over the next few days. If it stays the same, you're golden!

Now that you've spotted this inactive easy target, you need to bookmark their profile. Simply bookmarking the attack page will not work - you have to open their profile in a new window, then bookmark the new page. Here is a step-by-step guide with pictures to clear things up:

1. Once you find your weak inactive target, open their profile in a new tab or window(by right clicking his name), like so:

2. Bookmark the new tab or window that opens up (ctrl + d on most computers). Now instead of attacking random players off of the attack list and hoping you win, you have access to this weak inactive player all the time, right in your favorites list!

3. You can even save time by bookmarking the "attack" link, so that you can simply click your bookmark and attack the inactive player. The advantage here is that you can hit your refresh button (F5 on most computers) times to spend all your stamina attacking the same weak target. This works well with the leveling guide.

4. Profit! Easy wins without retribution.. after all, why would an inactive player care if you attacked them all the time?
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  1. Funny. I have personally been abusing MULTIPE attacks on players under 20 health. Absolutely no hurt feeling for them (maybe, they would not even know), while I still get experience to help me level-up and loot. If Zynga changes this some time, the game would become slightly more challenging, at least for energy players

  2. Yeah, there's no reason to fight anyone worthwhile at the moment, hopefully that will change at some point.

  3. I also notice that if the "attack again" button doesn't show up it means that the person you are attacking is below 20 health points and you can attack them as many times as you want without taking them out and they probably don't get the warning saying you are attacking them too.

  4. How do you help someone in your mafia that is constantly being attacked by someone else?

  5. most of the ppl on the fight list i see are active... isit ok to fight someone in my mafia? they're inactive and just there to add to my mafia size.

  6. Elle, you cannot fight someone who is in your mafia. You can use this to your advantage - if you are getting repeatedly attacked by someone day after day, change your profile pic and name, and send them a friend request!

  7. I tried bookmarking on mw:myspace, but I just end up getting a loading page. Any ideas there?

  8. i get the same thing. did they fix this so we cant do this or something?
    Hello? anyone know???

  9. How can I find and bookmark a weak player in Cuba, or make a weak player I already know of be in Cuba? it's not enough for me to be in cuba while fighting my usual whipping-boy.