October 8, 2009

Mafia Wars Moscow Vory or Mafiya Part 2; Strategy Guide

Here is the differences between Vory and Mafiya for the latest edition of Mafia Wars Moscow. For information on episodes 1 & 2, check the episode 1 & 2 Mafiya vs Vory link.

Episode 3 (Brigadir)

In episode 3, the only differences between Vory and Mafiya occurs during chapter 2. I once again included a mod so you could see XP:energy ratios. This time, I also made sure both characters had 15% bagmen. Here are the screen shots of the job tiers:

Mafiya Episode 3, Chapter 2:

Mafiya Episode 3, Chapter 2


Vory Episode 3, Chapter 2:


Unique Loot:

From the "Steal the Bank President's Car Keys" job (Mafiya Only):

Volk Luxury Sedan is Mafiya Only


From the "Use the Bank Guard's Keys To Access the Bank Armory" job (Vory Only):

Taiga Combat Shotgun is Vory Only

Conclusion

Neither tier (once again) is particularly better. The Taiga Combat Shotgun is just completely terrible though, while the Volk Luxury Sedan at least is decent. Other than that there is no distinguishing features between the two sides.

I honestly thought the tiers would diversify a bit more and have more than a job difference as more parts of the expansion came out. I guess feedback (read: mass panic over which side to pick) must have scared the developers into making it little real difference. Oh well, always episodes 5-6 to hope for! Keep on eye out on the Mafia Wars Guide homepage for updates.

Episode 4 (Avoritet)

Here are the differences for Episode 4 between Vory and Mafiya.

Here is the Mafiya Episode 4, Chapter 2 job tier:


..and the Vory Episode 4, Chapter 2:


Unique Loot:

From Mafiya only "Arrange The Sale Of Weapons-Grade Explosives" job:

The Opel Armored Helicopter is Mafiya Only

From the Vory only "Rob a Troop Convoy":

The Shturmovik is Vory Only


Conclusion

Ding ding ding, we have a winner! For episode 4 it is clear to me that Vory far and away is better than Mafiya. The Shturmovik is an 11 attack upgrade over the Guerrilla Squad, while the Orel Armored Helicopter is only a 2 defense upgrade over the Private Jet or Armored State car.

Additionally, the job that drops the new helicopter in the Mafiya pathway requires an Untraceable Cell Phone, while there is no consumable cost for the Vory pathway.

There is one catch though - it is possible in Episode 5 or 6 that the Shturmovik will be upgraded while the Orel Armored Helicopter will not - it is a risk you will have to take (unless episodes 5 and 6 come out before you finalize episode 4). I'm not afraid to make the risk - it is only a 2 defense upgrade; I'd rather not go through all the trouble of collecting a couple thousand untraceable cell phones to get a measly 1-2% defense upgrade, especially since if these helicopters are not replaced in episodes 5 and 6, they certainly will be replaced in next expansion. Vory all the way for episode 4!
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47 comments:

  1. they've nerfed the bank heist job. it's 8 energy for 15 XP with all maxed items and mafia.

    honestly, it's about time. power leveling was too easy.

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  2. I saw - doesn't really matter though, didn't use it in mastering new york in a day (obviously other than doing it the required # of times to pass the tier)

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  3. Well they also encrypted the links in base64 which means that most of the bookmarklets are DOA at the moment.

    AttackX is a fav.... cant sit at a computer to manually find 200+ different targets

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  4. armored briefcase with 25 attack and 36 defense is the best armor available in the game!

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  5. Can anyone calculate how many rubles you need for episode 3? I sold off most of the items to stock up on rubles like the guide mentioned. I have 115 million. Is that enough?

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  6. unfortunately no @ the 115 million comment. it might be enough to get you through the first time. After that, you'll need to get more. At least you'll be able to (or close to be able to) unlock episode 4 where there is the high paying job

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  7. My advice to everyone is to just max out what businesses are available to you in Russia, then work on jobs in Cuba + NY if you haven't finished those yet. I'm on the third mastery for the last tier I need to finish in NY, I just collect Rubles from the businesses while I'm doing it! However, I think I'm more patient than most people!

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  8. If u have 501 mafia members all with the same top weapons does a fight use their top weapons along with your top weapons or your weapons alone?

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  9. Episode 3 Mastery reward is an Ex-KGB agent (armor type) 48 atk 30 def.

    Vory reward in Episode 4 is a Shturmovik (armor type) 45 atk 28 def.

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  10. Ex-KGB Bodyguard*

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  11. The difference between Mafiya & Vory becomes more evident in Moscow: Episode 4 (Avtoritet). Orel Armored Helicopter (Armor - 24 Attack 40 Defense) can be looted only by Mafiya while Shturmovik (Armor - 45 Attack 28 Defense) can be looted only by Vory. Now, pick your sides carefully on the Level 3 Mastery of this episode! You could pick the other side for Level 1 & 2 Mastery to loot at least a few of the other items.

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  12. Episode 4 mastery reward is a Cossack Armored Vest

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  13. What are the stats on Cossack armored vest?

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  14. Can you tell us what we need to complete Episode 4? I am talking about all the equipments that we need in both side. I would like to sell what I have but is not needed to complete Episode 4. That would help me get some money! Thanks!

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  15. Is it safe to sell of the taksi's and stuff, after episode 2? Money is a pain in Moscow, and the bribery tax, are sky high, just for owning the "must have" eqipment....

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  16. Ugh why must the exp/energy ratios be so bad? I find it a pain to level at anything less than 2 and hoped for the ratios to improve as Moscow carried on (like cuba and ny), but it's just hovered near 1.8 the whole time.

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  17. we definitely need a guide to essential equipment, as most of the "high paying" jobs lose most of the rubles in bribes. and we can't know what we need until we finish! a catch-22 until someone can give us the scoop about when to hold the items and when to sell them.

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  18. guy above me is all over it. need to know what to keep and what to sell.

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  19. Fair enough - I haven't mastered them all 3x yet so I'm not sure!

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  20. Too much money to spend and not able to earn enough on moscow jobs, most is lost and businesses make a lousy something like 10 million a day. If we spend all our godfather points for cash, what will happen when the last 2 episodes come out???

    Do I sound unhappy? I am, someone needs to tell us how to get through this intact...

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  21. *%*HELP*%* HI FRIENDS..!...IN MAFIA WARS FIGHTS...if i wins i get max. $65,000....if i lose from another person i loses $1,00,000..why is like that? IT HAPPENS SAME WITH U ALL? ***HELP***

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  22. @ anon poster above - I'll try to throw something together, I need to get camtasia or a similar software at some point, it'd be a lot easier with a video..

    @ yogesh - you can only win 65,000 in Cuba and Moscow, but in New York you can win/lose 100,000.

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  23. all this talk and I cannot even get on Mafaia Wars from Facebook !!

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  24. I just added up how much i've spent in Moscow.

    i have mastered episodes 1 & 2 and have 3 & 4 bought up to the "finale" chapter for each (just for level 1 mastery).

    The number is staggering:

    R$579,900,000.

    no kidding

    for level 1 mastery for chapters 3 & 4.

    save those rubles.

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  25. So asd I read I see Masteryu reward ep 3 ex kgb bodygauard and epo 4 the vest. am I to assume the award is the same for Vory or Mafiya on each of these episipdes like it was in ep 1&2? can someone confirm this for me?

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  26. Which job gets me the armored briefcase?

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  27. @ annonomous: Map Out The Escape Route loots briefcase. was there a definitive on ep 4 Mafyia is the same armored vest as Vory gets?

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  28. Easy to get and loot attack items,very hard to get defense weapons to loot-So I will be choosing-Mafiya for the Opel Armored Helicopter......Every1 has Shturmoviks to trade on all mafia trading sites,but no opel helicopters...1 helicopter is equal to 3 Shturmoviks on Mafia trades......

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  29. @Mafia Wars Guide- On your October 10 comment you said you would put together a list of essential equipment so that we would know what to sell when we've finished it. Did you put the list somewhere else?

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  30. So just confirming something here since I haven't done both sides of mastery for ep. 3&4; do both sides get the Schuka speedboat and razoritel grenade launcher in chapter 3?

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  31. I spent one whole energy pack and level up of energy points struggling to get the Schuka Speedboat, and i still can't get a single one!! 1st time i experience this great difficult with job loots, i don't get it.. why is it sooo difficult?? It's not particularly that great, this item!!! Has anyone else have such difficulty getting it??

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  32. You are all so impatient!
    There is the Armored Briefcase just at the beginning of Episode 3. It's the best defensive Armor you can get in the whole game. It would be the best to get 501 items of them. So I do the job again and again,till I got the money for going on to Episode 4. There you get the Shturmovik, which is the best attack weapon in the whole game. If you got all the briefcases you can do this job again and again till you have 501 Items. I did this too in Cuba to get all Gaff Hooks, Armored State Cars, Canonazos and so on.

    Hope you understand what I mean. I'm from germany and my english lessons in school are 25 years ago :)

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  33. Yes nice stuff..just one thing...is the armored briefcase in Vory or Mafiya??????????????????

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  34. You get the Armored Briefcase in Episode 3 - Chapter 1 - BEFORE you have to decide Vory or Mafiya. So it is the perfect job to power up your defense and earn a little money. All you have to do is "be patient"! :)

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  35. Anyone else have had problems withe the bosses in moscow? I keep calling for help and people helps, but no "responded" appears! It never finishes... I've tried every day for a couple of weeks now :S

    Something I'm doing wrong?

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  36. can i anybody provide a screenshots of whole jobs on episode 3 and episode 4 job tiers? in order to sell items that are not needed for 5 & 6 episodes.. please...

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  37. Exist there a chance to change ur Vory/Mafiya Side after Mastering the Tier?

    and btw... Armored Briefcase isnt best Defensiv Armor in whole game... There is an Executive Overcoat in Tier 6 Chapter 1 to loot... 22 Attack 45 Defense

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  38. I played brigadir mafya Vory Mafia and when i finished it lvl 3 i didnt get the mastery title and the job mastery reward? do i need 24 hours for that?

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  39. I also have the same problem I was doing brigadir Vory, Mafiya, Vory and when i finished the level 3. i didnt get the title and mastery reward

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  40. warning: vory E3 C2 L3 mastery item requirements have massively changed:

    Take A Guard Hostage During Your Escape: 9x Shturmovaya Vintovka, 9x Bronezhilet, 3x Riot Helmet

    Execute A Bank Guard During Your Escape: 9x Shturmovaya Vintovka, 9x Bronezhilet, 3x Riot Helmet

    Use The Guard's Keys To Access the Bank Armory: 9x Shturmovaya Vintovka, 12x Bronezhilet, 6x Riot Helmet

    "Borrow" The Guard's Uniform After Releasing Him 1x Dubina, 12x Bronezhilet, 9x Riot Helmet, 9x Lisitsa 32 Sedan

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  41. anon@ NOVEMBER 13, 2009 7:43 AM


    you do get the title and award, its just done silently, check your loot and profile, both will be there, it just doenst tell you you got it like in NY because the final jobs are assist only so its mastered wthout any input from you

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  42. Vory vs Mafyia, episode 4. The text says:
    "Orel Armored Helicopter is only a 2 defense upgrade over the Private Jet or Armored State car".
    Armored state car is actually better with 42 defense vs. 40 of the helicopte. Mafiya is actually worthless because we can always go back to Cuba to get more loot

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  43. this is not right this is billshit why can we just play the game. what is what the is with the motherfucking, god dam changes. what the fuck!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! wtf

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  44. i was a novice when i started but flew through moscow , i had more trouble with las vegas now im on italy can i start them all again next time doing moscow 1st this time i hated the waiting for the cash to come in though

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  45. i have a problem... i have 3547263359591803400 volk luxury sedan, but its already in my inactive item and it is worthless now... how can i remove it... i cant gift a big number like that??? pls help..

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  46. I was just thinking about that problem earlier. Looks like no one got back to you lol...

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