August 16, 2009

Property Update; Mafia Wars Facebook Strategy Guide

So, properties were updated for a few people. Not much of an update - basically properties are being converted over to the current "business system" where money is produced every 3 hours and you have to press a collect button, in this case "collect take" to get your money. The catch is after 24 hours, the take is full and you no longer accumulate money unless you clear the take box daily.

If you were not able to follow that, here is a picture (click to enlarge).

The actual amount your properties generate appears unchanged. Now you just have to log in every day and click a button to gather all your virtual cash. Most people (especially older players) have not seen this feature implemented yet.

My thoughts:

With all these little changes, like the new fight screen interface, rewards from playing lotto tickets, declare war, and now property takes, this game is starting to feel very disjointed and different players can have quite different play experiences. I hope the developers stop releasing the game piece by piece to the player-base simply due to all the confusion surrounding different aspects of game play only available to a certain few.

Other announcement:

Mafia Wars Guide is going .com finally. We will now be located at http://www.mafia-wars-facebook-guide.com. You can still get to the blog via the old address, and it will still be hosted by blogger. Same quality content, just a different address!
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27 comments:

  1. I think is gonna ruin the game. They are forcing people into playing daily. People have lives and Zynga should learn that. I didnt like how they did that 2 cuba and making NY like that will be terrible.

    CAN ANYONE GET A PETITION GOING B4 they decide 2 push this on to everyone else!!!

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  2. Well for now, it does not matter since money in either county does not do too much. But it does seem that they are making an effort to get people on daily - daily chance, daily businesses, daily properties, do a job daily for an achievement, etc..

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  3. Thanks for all the great info you provide. Please let us know if the .com switch will ever require I update my RSS feed.

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  4. Thanks! No, the old address will simply forward you to the new .com domain so you should be fine!

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  5. For some reason, in cuba my money keeps disapearing, and i didn't get attacked. Even after i put it in the bank it still vanished. Does this have to do anything w/ the new business system?

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  6. I agree, having to click just to receive money daily is just annoying. I do hope the property system in NY stays the same as it has been.

    After all, who doesn't want to *receive* money ??

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  7. NEW CUBA TIER!!!!!!!!!EL CACIQUE

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  8. Hey guys! Check the Facebook version and you'll find a new beta inventroy item group! BOOSTS! You can only buy 20 per day max, and are only used once. That is once used, it cannot be used again. Also, valuting collections gives a unique boost.

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  9. i just start to play this game. i have save enough money to buy land. i got 19 land and each making 2.4k, i also got mike mafia that making 288k. when i look at my income i have $43350. i do not understand. 2.4k x 19 = 45.60k and then 288k that wouldbe 288k + 45.6k = 333.6k. why am i earning only $43,350. can anyone explain to me why?

    thank you

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  10. The earning potential of the Mafia Mikes (that says 288k) is its earning potential over 24 hours.

    You only 43,350 every 3 hours, but over the course of 24 hours, you would multiply that by 8 (24 hours / 3 hours) = 345kish

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  11. Im a new player to mafia wars...and it really sucks i cannot buy properties...cz its so mch easier and "faster" to make money by hving properties...the new rackets system is not as gud...plus new players like me are disadvantaged to older players who have properties and are makin millions..hw do i make millions thru the racket system???? (will take ages to make that sorta money)

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  12. How to make "AUTO properties Daily collect take"??
    Why everyone not get this system???

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  13. i dont have proprty in my mafia......how can i have it??

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  14. I cant get properties!! help! I don't know where to get them!

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  15. there is no collest take button on my page.
    Properties (Income: $450, Upkeep: -$50) What's this?
    Cash Flow: $400 every 54 minutes. -1446 minutes and 16 seconds.
    Buy land in the city to earn hourly income. Build on this land to earn even more. Need more cash? Do some jobs
    this is rough what can i do?

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  16. This rackets system sucks big time. You can make some 36000$ @ 66hrs. Totally useless, only way to make some money is do the jobs.

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  17. I only started playing recently and all I have available are the rackets, so I don't find them too bad - but I didn't know the old properties system.

    To those saying you can't earn money with the rackets, I'm going to say that you're nuts. Sure it sucks at first, you're only earning a few thousand dollars, but once you master the lower level rackets you unlock bigger, more profitable rackets. For instance:

    Three Card Monte - $10,000 every 4 hours, 5 influence. Master it to unlock:
    Backroom Poker - $495,000 every 4 hours, 16 influence. Master it to unlock:
    Executive Game - $39,000,000 every 4 hours, 38 influence.

    or

    Numbers Racket - $15,600 every 8 (7 influence)
    Illegal Sportsbook - $864,000 every 8 (21 influence)
    Fixed Horserace - $76,000,000 every 8 (53 influence).

    If you don't want to check it all the time, then use the Strip Club set (every day), Customs Scam set (every 2 days), or the Crooked Rental set (every 3 days). I haven't unlocked them so I don't know how profitable they get, but using the Executive Game and Fixed Horserace combo, I'm raking in over $200,000,000 every 4 hours just by clicking a button.

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  18. the rackets are neat, but after awhile it becomes pretty much useless really - you've got billions stuck in the bank, you can afford all the weapons and 500 town cars easily and not much else really. the dollars saved also don't work in cuba or russia, where cash flow is slower and the items are way too expensive.

    so far i've used up all my slots running the different types of rackets. here's what i've managed to unlock/complete so far, hope it helps a little :)

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    Job Rackets:

    4 Hrs - Executive Game, $59,000,000 (38I)

    8 Hrs - Fixed Horserace, $114,000,000 (53I)

    1 Day - Escort Service, $165,000,000 (75I)

    2 Day - Import Scam, $2,250,000 (44I)

    2 Day - Dockyard Scam, requires (128I)

    3 Day - Crooked High Rise, $2,200,000 (65I)

    3 Day - Crooked Suburb, requires (128I) est.

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    Attack Rackets:

    1 Day - Gun Shop, +100A x 4 (75I)

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    Defence Rackets:

    2 Day - Scrapyard, +65D x 4 (38I)

    2 Day - Toxic Dump, requires (128I)

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    Job Rackets:

    4 Hrs - Trucking Co, -6E x 3 (16I)

    4 Hrs - Shipping Co, +60D Robbing Def (38I)

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    the 8 hr money racket is the sweet spot for me, the money/hour ratio is only slightly lesser than the 4 hr money racket. the Shipping Co job appears to be useless for now, given that robbing is currently disabled. as for the Toxic Dump and Dockyard Scam, they require a staggering 128 influence points to complete! i doubt anyone is going to waste precious skill points on that. the game allows you to accumulate up to the maximum of 125% of your current influence level. for example, i've got 75 influence points now, the maximum i can go up to is 93 points. the payout for the Dockyard Scam is currently $170,000,000 but you're much better off doing the 4 hr jobs repeatedly instead. i suspect the Crooked Suburb job will also require in excess of at least 128 influence points for payout of over $200,000,000 est.

    one last point. there is a time limit for collection of rackets, i've estimated them to be slightly less than double the time taken to complete a racket. so for a 4 hr job, the time limit is around 7 hrs plus, the 8 hr job is around 15 hrs plus. the reason why i dislike the 4 hr job is because of this time limit. i once got busted for over 168 points due to late collection.. lol! 168 wasted hours and $236m gone to waste while i was sleeping :P

    happy gaming and cheers to all~

    jace

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  19. Hm... My take is negative? I'm not quite sure why. It's in green just like the screen shot above, the it's negative and when I click on it, it subtracts money. Help?

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  20. buy more property until you are in the positive..i just figured it out..feel dumb..lol

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  21. they have made changes like rackets. but achievements are not changed. so there are some achievements like selling 50 mega casinos or having 50 federal agents that we are unable to buy properties who are having racket system. so is there anybody who can explain this

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  22. racket suck.. i want properties.. but i cant switch :(

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  23. Do you have tab other than cash racket? I can change my mafia with properties if you have those tabs.

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  24. All my income as well as my money on hand VANISHED...AFTER I clicked on the "collect" button for properties.
    Where did the money go? and why did my money on hand disappear as well?
    H E L P

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  25. I only get the job rackets.... no defence rackets or anything. level 59 expanded all of Bensonhurst. What gives?

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  26. FUCK I also have rackets, and I cant complete the achievements list. mafia wars has an error. they have to change achievements list.

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  27. The only reason I bother with mafia wars anymore is to complete the achievements, but since I have rackets, not properties, I can never complete it? That is beyond annoying.

    What I suggest is making achievements for rackets so that the people who have to deal with the racket system can also gain achievements. Just like you subbed out properties for rackets, sub out the property achievements for racket achievements

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