November 15, 2009

Mafia Wars Raid the Docks Limited Time Job; Strategy Guide

As part of Big Apple Week, there is a new limited job - Raid the Docks. It works much like Rob the Candy Truck job did. The XP:Energy ratio is 2, and you can only do the job once every so often. The amount of energy the job costs seems to be completely random. On an account of mine at ~600 energy, it cost me 60 energy, on my account that is in the 1200s it cost me 100 energy. However, on a third account (I know, lol) where I have 5000+ energy it only costs me 60 energy.



However, a few things are different. First off, the rewards are much better - you get 15-30 untraceable cell phones the first time you do the job (I am assuming this changes each time you do the job).

Another thing is, the amount of job mastery and items you get depends on how much energy the job cost. On my high level account, I spent 100 energy and got 25% job mastery and 30 cell phones. On my lower level account, I spent 60 energy but only got 15 cell phones and 15% job mastery.


Cooldown

If you spent 100 energy on the job, you have to wait 24 hours to do it again. If you spent 60 energy on the job, you only have to wait 8 hours.

Steps: Note in the picture above it says "Step 1". If you do this job once (at 25% mastery) or twice (at 15% mastery), this changes to "Step 2".

For step one, you get untraceable cell phones.

For step two, you get computer set-ups.


I am not yet sure what the reward is for mastering the job (I am sure it will be the cargo ship, not sure about the stats yet). I will post as I get more information!


Edit:

Now it seems like all of my accounts have been normalized to the 8 hour timer. Weird.

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41 comments:

  1. Job isn't quite the same for me. I'm L130 and it cost me 100 energy. I can also only do it every 24 hours, according to the ticking clock.

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  2. Level 75 first job was 75 energy / 150 exp. I can do again in 24 hours and will cost 76 energy with 152 exp. Pay out 30 cellphones.

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  3. Just checked it, they stealth changed it to 24 hours.

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  4. It's different on different accounts. Level 350 account gets the 25% every 24 hours, but a level 66 account gets the 15% every 8 hours, confirmed by redoing the job a 2nd time this morning after the 8 hour countdown expired. What's even more odd is that a third account at level 36 is getting the 25/24 hours rate, too.

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  5. Oh, and even though the 15/8 account has done it twice and the 25/24 accounts have done it once, they all show "Raid the Docks - Step 2".

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  6. I've got a question about the federal agents. Do they drop anywhere else except the job on the Boss tier? I had zero agents yesterday and this morning I have two. No one gifted them to me, I've only done that job four times on Level 1 Boss with no drops. The only thing I can think of is that they may also drop in fights (I just finished off Like a Hurricane), but I never scroll down to look at what I get in fights. Thoughts?

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  7. They said the reward you get from mastering the job is a cargo ship... check the official mafia wars blog. And the energy cost and cell phone payout is based on level, not energy pool.

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  8. Re: Federal Agents

    Yes, they do drop in fights.

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  9. Josh, I think the energy cost and cell phone payouts are definitely based on energy, not level. I have a level 467 account with 607 energy. The jobs are costing me 60 energy and giving 15% mastery and 15 cell phones. I can do them once every 8 hours (confirmed that this was not stealth changed on me). I've done the job twice so far (going to do it a 3rd when the clock resets in 3hours) but it still says "step 2". So from all the factors, I'm getting the low-end of everything, even though my level is 467. Either this is because my energy is only 600, or because there is absolutely no logic to it (considering Zynga the latter option is a real possibility).

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  10. Just an update (I'm the poster above) -- I did the job a third time but it still says "Step 2". All the other numbers I metioned are also the same.

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  11. anyone know why they removed the offers under the godfather link, the free ones that you could do for some free godfather points?

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  12. For the Docks job, I have a L132 account with 521 energy - yet I get the 100 energy/200 xp/25% mastery/30 phones result. Two other accounts at 94 and 100, both with energy under 400, have the same. So it seems random to me.

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  13. they removed the offers because there was a scandal about some of them being scams

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  14. "some of them being scams" is a nice way to describe it. it was something like a third or more of their revenue came from these ad scams. at techcrunch you can read more about the recent decision to take them down, as well as what led up to it:

    techcrunch.com/2009/11/02/zynga-takes-steps-to-remove-scams-from-games

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  15. mastered episode 2 today and was not given karpov's pistol what gives? i know these items are nothing compared to new yorks mastery items, but i still worked to get them is it too much to ask to receive them?

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  16. I am on level 749 with almost 3900 energy and I receive only 15 phone or computers and costs 60 energy to me.

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  17. The Step Two payoff is Computer Set-Ups.

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  18. this may be off topic but have any of you noticed that moscow job help got harder...gotta unlock the episode in order to do the job help for a specified episode

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  19. after i did this job the second time right now, i got 30 computer set-ups. i assume that the next time it could be the cameras and the last time it would be blackmailphotos, so you can get a big amount of items you need in new york.

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  20. anyone know the stats on the ship yet?

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  21. Can anyone confirm what the loot items are for steps 3 and above?

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  22. What gives? The first two steps of Rob the Docks I needed 100 energy, got 25% mastery, etc. Now that I'm finished step 2, it's suddenly switched to 60 energy and every 8 hours I can do it. Anyone else have this happen? (Don't have enough energy yet to do it, so I don't know what the next reward will be.)

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  23. @Anonymous above, it just happened with me too... for the phones and computers the job was done once a day for 100 energy... now for the cameras it changed to 60 energy every 8h...

    " You learn to spot the good stuff by the quality of the locks, and deeper in the hold uncover a stash of high-end photography equipment. Use these in the Hitman Tier in New York."

    And the job name now is Loot Valuable Electronics

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  24. That happened to me too!

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  25. just passed lvl.200, job cost went from 100 @ 200exp every 24 hrs to 60 @ 120exp every 8...

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  26. Step 3 you get concealable cameras.

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  27. i got a 'death by detergent' collection piece but i can't find it anywhere, not at my collections page either ... weird... :(

    hope zynga will fix this..

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  28. Glad to tell you that the collection for this BIg Apple Weekend is up again.

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  29. Cargo Ship Stat: Att: 16 Def: 46
    Gave it to me even though my guy only hit 90%, and gave me 15 Blackmail Photos.

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  30. Alright people, I got the cargo ship, it's attack 16, defense 46, vehicle.

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  31. I got two cargo ships

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  32. can the cargo ships be gifted?

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  33. No, the cargo ship is not gift-able

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  34. I got 20 ITRs instead of BMPs for step 4. for my account, only step 1 was 24 hours, steps 2-4 were all 8 hour timers and I got the cargo ship with 85-90%.

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  35. hey idk if that is Cargo ship maybe yes but i got cargo ship in 95% mastery and thats weird but the stats of the ship are: 15attack 46defense

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  36. 5hrs till i get that job 100% =)....maybe i get again that ship or something new? =o idk will inform =)

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  37. 100% mastery and got again the cargo ship (thats good =)) it is a good defense item and we can loot it every 8 hrs =)

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  38. I just mastered it... ended up with two cargo ships (one dropped at 95% and one at 100% mastery)...

    Does anyone know if you keep doing the job, will it keep dropping cargo ships??

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  39. Yes it will keep dropping ships I have 4 already

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  40. If you keep doing the job, does it continue to drop loots? If so, what are you getting?

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