May 12, 2009

The Best Use for Energy Packs; Mafia Wars Strategy Guide for Facebook

Don't use energy packs simply to level up. Using them for the sake of leveling is a waste since you are already able to level up off of a single energy bar. Additionally, if you are following this guide, do not use energy packs before level 100. Using them before level 100 is a waste, since it only takes an hour or 2 to hit level 100 following this strategy guide. To make full use of an energy pack, you need a lot of energy to make it worthwhile. If you aren't following this guide step by step and are just looking to be a better player, you can still use this same strategy to your advantage.

Collecting Cameras

The best use for an energy pack is to stock up on Untraceable Cell Phones, Concealable Cameras, and Computer Set-ups. You need around 400 cell phones, probably around 500 or 600 concealable cameras, and 250 computer set-ups to master all the jobs. Computer Set-Ups are also used to obtain the highest defense armor (Falsified Documents), so you can never get enough of those either. The problem is, the "Rob an Electronics Store" job is one of the least efficient jobs in the game, making it very hard to collect these consumable items. However, with an energy pack, you will easily be able to level up off of doing an inefficient job like "Rob an Electronics Store". Therefore, your energy pack should be used to collect these consumable items. Just use all of your energy on robbing an electronics store, then use the energy pack, then do the same job until you level up.

Demote your Mastermind

When using an energy pack to collect items, the goal is now not leveling up, but collecting as many items as possible with your energy pack. For this reason, it is important here to come into a fresh level without any extra experience points. Additionally, you should demote your top mafia mastermind so that you can do the job more times. If this is confusing you, think of it this way. Let's say you are level 100, and you have 750 energy, and you need 1250 experience points to level up. With an energy pack, you'll have 750 energy + 937 energy for the pack to use for that level.. energy is not a concern when you have an energy pack. Let's say that the electronics store job gives 27 exp. You will be able to do the job 47 times before you level up. However, if you demote your mastermind, the job will only offer 25 exp. You'll now be able to do the job 50 times before you level up. That is 3 extra items that you will be able to collect from demoting your mastermind. It may seem insignificant, but it will definitely add up, especially at high levels! Don't forget to promote your mastermind when your energy pack is used up!

Step by Step process:

1. Keep your energy pack until you level up.
2. Get to a fresh level.
3. Demote your Mastermind.
4. Use all of your energy on robbing the electronics store (enforcer tier).
5. Use your energy pack when you are out of energy.
6. Rob the electronics store until you almost level up.
7. Re-promote your Mastermind.
8. You should do your most expensive job right before you level up so you can get a head start on the next level.
9. Continue leveling!
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43 comments:

  1. For the last week, my energy pack has only been available 2 times, instead of every 23-24 hours like it has been since the start.

    Is there a problem with the game? My fellow Mafia members have been sending them out.

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  2. Try the energy pack link (found in the other energy pack post) and see if that works for you.

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  3. Wouldn't it be more efficient if you switched 7. and 8.?

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  4. Well I've been doing everything wrong, but please elaborate: if you don't use energy packs do the accumulate? I've used everyone right away to "level up", but I see that's not kosher. I get them every 24hrs, and if I just leave them alone are you saying they will accumulate for future use?

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  5. they dont accumilate? so there is no point in keeping them? i get a different one everyday from random people i figurei must have like 25 by now. So no matter what you et one everyday? (using the link)?

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  6. how to demote my mastermind?

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  7. Click the red arrow next to their portrait.

    You can only hold 1 energy pack at a time, they do not accumulate.

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  8. I have already demote my mastermind, but do the "Rob an electronic store" job give me 26exp, not 25exp like that u said. anythings wrong with mine?

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  9. if you have enough energy left over (and even with a demoted mastermind, i generally have plenty of energy left over after i use an energy pack) - be sure to kill a mobster as your final job before leveling.

    at my level (i'm around lvl 200) it costs 250+ exp, but awards over 350. it's a nice chunk of exp, and lets me do more of the inefficient "loot collecting jobs" with my next level, too.

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  10. If you are using a dummy account, remove YOURSELF as a mastermind to get rid of the 'extra XP proc' that you get.

    This decreases your efficiency a bit more.

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  11. How do I get untraceble cell phones?

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  12. "How do I get untraceble cell phones?"
    It's a random drop in the Rob an Electronics Store mission, enforcer level. untracable cell phone, computer set-up, and concealable camera all come from this mission.

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  13. How do I get more Illegal Transaction records?

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  14. Illegal Transaction Records -Capo Tier by completing the 'Steal Bank Records' job.

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  15. my energy pack timer isnt there and i havent had my daily enery pack yet, whats wrong??

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  16. I lost my enerbypacks as well. No timer. Nothing. I tried the link above but it just say I have used it (I know I havn't and it should come at this time).

    My wife are playing as well, and she got hers. I think we play on different servers and I just guess the Mafia Wars team has f***ed up again.

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  17. Yeah Mafia Wars serves 4 million players a day and they just F****ed up your account. How thoughtless of them to mess up the free playing experienced you worked so hard for.

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  18. sorry, could you explain why there need 400 cell phone and 500 or 600 concealable camera and 250 computer set-up to master all job?

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  19. So, if energy packs are not accumulative, and leveling is really slow in the 8-25lvl range... why not use an energy pack or two while trying to get past this stage of leveling?

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  20. hey if you need 500-600 CCs, 250 CSUs, and 400 UCPs, and assuming you get 3 different things after 3 tries, then that means you would need to rob the stores for around 1500-1800 times.. Which means if each robbing uses 21 energy, you will need around 21 x 1650 times = 34650 energies..
    so what im asking is how many days will it take to master the boss tier..?
    (also, if you add up the around 400 ITRs (26 energy to do each job) and 400 BMPs (24 energy each), and again, assuming that you get them 80% off the time, you will need another 500x26 + 500x24 which is 25000 energy..)
    heck. thats a lot for me.. :(

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  21. And how would you reach lv 100 in 2 hours, as u said in the beginning?
    And yet you haven't explained why we shouldn't use the energy packs if they do not accumulute

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  22. I didn't mention this in your tips for this. But the boss fight is one of the best ways to use the very last of your energy after using your energy pack. The boss fights from the lowest levels cost 400+ energy (I'm level 425+), and give 800+ experience! That's great way to start the next level.

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  23. http://apps.facebook.com/inthemafia/status_invite.php?from=1042860718

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  24. Hello. I don't understand how to level to 100 in an hour or two. It doesn't seem clear to me from your explanation. Don't use ANY energy packs till level 100 right? So how does one exactly level to 100 in an hour or two? Please clarify or elaborate. It's not clear from this explanation. Thanks!

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  25. This is not the only page of the strategy guide - look at the links on the right hand side of your page... start with "Leveling guide - summary"

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  26. this morning was the first time that i used my E.P and my Stamina did not refil , Anyone know what the story is with that >??

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  27. I think you should add the little tip: when you are lvling up with energy pack the best scenario is to use energy to about half of exp bar, then use energy pack, but if you still (just before lvl up) have some spare energy it's best to fight a boss on enforcer tier (400 energy for 560 experience), it will grant you some extra exp for next lvl, and ratio exp:energy doesn't mean anything when you are wasting XXX energy left from energy pack when "dinging"

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  28. 100 levels in 2 hours?????

    BULLSHIT!!!

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  29. yeah SHIT HAPPENED TOO!

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  30. czokalapik thankx for the tip it is very useful. Im gonna do it. ;)

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  31. whats the best way to use the energy pack after you have finished NY? I am finishing level 3 of El Cacique and on the 2nd/3rd episodes of moscow.

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  32. Anyone notice that the 23 hour countdown clock has disappeared? Now I don't know when I get my next energy pack.

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  33. i usually stop @ 5-6 points to level up and if i have enough points left over (which i usually do) i will do the enforcer boss fight. nice head start on next level

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  34. I have lost my energy timer . . . WHAT HAPPENED TO IT ? ? ?

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  35. I find mine on the main menu. Play mafia and click on HOME, It is just to the right of player updates. Mine reads, 443721178063340:21:20:00
    And yes I have been talking to support for around 2 weeks now. No fix is in site. So I have to sit and grind out thousand of Ex pts from Live feed.

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  36. im level 561 in the mafia wars

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  37. A lot of stupid questions posted above...you ain't goin to accumulate energy in the future if u dont use one each day. What the writer meant was, instead of using them to complete jobs, u must use them WISELY instead to 'Rob an electronics store'. That'll help u level up as well as collect the consumables (such as untraceable cellphones and concealable cameras) necessary for the higher level jobs in NY. Thats what I did before....and this is just the first time I saw this post. :)

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  38. How can I ask my Mafia to send me energy packs?
    Thanks :)

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  39. what about after matering NY? Need to rob the eloctronic? or do another job productive?

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  40. This is really outdated. I've been doing everything I possibly can, been playing solid daily for 3 weeks, and I'm only up to level 297. So the claims about leveling from 1 to 200 in hours are hugely exaggerated.

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