November 21, 2009

Mafia Wars Guide: Not Getting Skill Points for Mastering Jobs

Currently, when some people master jobs, no skill points are being rewarded. I am assuming this is a bug (as I have not seen anything that indicates otherwise) and will be fixed at some point.

This seems to happen randomly, to some players and not to others. On one account I was not getting skill points for mastering jobs, at which point I logged out and logged back in and the next job I mastered I got a skill point, so the issue is definitely not happening 100% of the time.

However, if it is happening to you, I am willing to bet that awarding stat points in retrospect after the fix is made is something that is not likely to happen.

Mafia Wars has a track record for this. Examples:

- Accounts that leveled with rackets / influence are left as is, despite the fact that most people still do not have rackets.

- Stamina cost was lowered from 2 skill points to 1 skill point but earlier players were not reimbursed.

The fact of the matter is that there are several different versions of Mafia Wars running at the same time (some with rackets, some without, some with New York "takes", some without, some that can launder money, some that can not).

What to do about it? In my opinion, wait it out. Do not attempt to create an energy account or master tons of content if you are not getting skill points for mastering jobs. It will not work out well that way and you do not want to end up with less skill points than everyone else.

In the mean time, repeat the same jobs in Moscow to collect currency or loot which will help you progress once this is fixed.
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22 comments:

  1. There is also the bug in Moscow about getting help on the Chapter One jobs on each level that is really creating havoc. These jobs don't always "post"
    so no one else knows to help you or can get a link to help you

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  2. haha this glitch is working in my favour, when i asked for help to do a job, every respondent gets me 1 skill point

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  3. Zynga sucks check this out

    it is sunday morning PST
    break the docks job is gone and big apple promotion is gone but on thursday nov 19, zynga wrote in the news only 4 days left to complete the big apple job. 4 days from thursday means that sunday is included. On sunday november 15 zynga wrote that big apple week ends sunday november 22. It is Sunday november 22 and it is already ended.

    zynga people are losers, switch to mobsters

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  4. im not getting the godfather points after level completing, only after 3levels i get 1 coin... is this normal ?

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  5. what is happening? i have completed the new york jobs but i didnt get the job mastery item is this a glitch?

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  6. it happened to me too, i mastered episode 2 in moscow but i didn't get the job mastery item, what's the problem?!?!

    can someone help?

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  7. Try clearing your cache or re-installing mafia wars (you can uninstall mafia wars app, then reinstall it and lose nothing).

    Other than that, I would be pretty careful about finishing too much content in case they do not reimburse your account for stat points / items.

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  8. zynga is a joke. Furthermore I dont get mastery when my mafia helps me complete moscow jobs.

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  9. i was curious about this, so yesterday i went on my energy account and mastered a NY job, still got my skill point. so i went on my main account to test it, and it did not give me a skill point mastering a Vor job like you said. so i tried reintalling the game as you suggested, yet it didn't change the outcome at all. maybe this has to do with moscow alone? i cant check cuba cuz its already mastered all cuban jobs, but maybe you could look into it?

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  10. It's a bug as far as I can tell.. hold off until it gets fixed IMO.

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  11. I'm also not getting skill points from completing jobs in Moscow. I do get some points when I get help on Moscow jobs, but not all the time--it seems sporadic. I do get extra points for boss jobs. On the whole, the trade off has benefited me. I'm up an extra 10 points right now.

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  12. I don't get skill points from completing jobs in moscow and didn't get the mastery as my mafia helped me complete moscow job...
    It really sucks!!!

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  13. I got 7 skill points by asking for help on the Episode 6 (Gun Down Some Russian Muscle)

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  14. From what I have gathered on all my accounts its very simple. Master a job in Cuba or NY and you get a point..You get nothing for mastering a job in Moscow. However, you can do the get help jobs everyday and for every 2 people that help you, you get 1 pt.

    So you can do the gethelp job everyday and get your 5 pts.. Only really hurts Energy players that are mastering more then 5 jobs per day in Moscow. Otherwisefor a regular account it usually evens out pretty close.

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  15. Is there a fix for this yet? How will I know when its safe to master jobs again?

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  16. Where the hell people get skill points from job helps? I had enough people to help me at a Boss fight, and another day enough people to help me at a low-ratio Moscow job, and in the best case I got just R$s. In the worst case I only get mastery notification, and after I go to the home page of the game, I am notified but get nothing at all.

    Of course, no skill points for mastery. And now I have to ask for energy packs? Besides, leveling up with >100% energy on this account now resets it down to 100%. WTF? Gotta hate the game.

    Last updates tell me that nothing will go better. I wonder if I finish Moscow before I quit the thing.

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  17. After the maintenance, I signed in this morning to complete a Cuba job, and lo and behold, I started getting skill points again! Looks like this may be fixed, at least for me. Anyone else?

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  18. I don't get skill points for mastering jobs in Moscow. I have more than 3000 mafia...that means every job that needs help from your mafia I complete for about 1 minute...my point is,when I call for help, sometimes I get 2,3 skill points, but sometimes i didn't get skill point.What is going on with this game? Can someone tell me how to always get skill points when I call for help?

    Thanks

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  19. @Anon (post 16) cuba was never glitched to not give skill points, just moscow

    and has anyone tried to do lv 3 mastery after the glitch? if so, could they please share their results? because i dont want to waste around 2 billion rubles and not get the boss item.

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  20. Guys, i made a question on zynga about my missing skill points, after sending a couple screen shoots i got refunded with gF points to get the missing skill points.

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  21. What did you send them to get refunded? Is the glitch now fixed or what?

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  22. I wrote to Zynga too. I got the points, but they mastered Chapter 1 (Level 3 of Episode 6) for me, and Chapter 2 is unlocked. Now I am stuck and they are not being helpful, I'd be better of if I never contacted them :( On another account the new points just started to be awarded, but the missed ones are still not refunded.

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