December 9, 2009

Mafia Wars Bangkok Preview; Strategy Guide

The preview for Mafia Wars Bangkok is now up! Looks like they are intent on getting it ready for the holidays. You can now "fly" to Bangkok (although you can not access any of the jobs yet).

To do jobs in Bangkok once it is released, you will have to collect 4 items first: a Triad Coin, a Yakuza Sake, a Thai Note, and a Thai Passport.


For now, you can get started on the first three items:

Triad Coin: In the soldier tier, the "Museum Break-in" job is now "Asian Museum Break-in. This job drops the Triad Coin.



Yakuza Sake: The Repel the Yakuza job in the Hitman tier drops this item.

Thai Note:
The 2nd job in the Enforcer tier is now "Smuggle Thai Gems". This job drops the Thai Note.



These items were all very easy for me to get. I got on one the first try, one on the fifth, and one on the second try. Looks like the Thai Passport will simply be given out once Bangkok comes out.

Yakuza vs Triads

Just like with Mafia Wars Moscow, there will be two sides to choose from in Bangkok - the Yakuza or Triads. I am sure it will play out in a similar fashion to the way Moscow is set up.

While there is no official launch date, at this point I would say we're likely to see Bangkok within 2 weeks. It will be at least a week - it definitely won't be launched during the Public Enemies Crime Spree limited time job. Stay tuned for updates.


Just a little while left to pick up Mafia Wars Compendium at the before Bangkok comes out - free updates! Thanks to everyone who has done so already!
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35 comments:

  1. You're lucky you got those items so easily. It took me about 600 energy to find them all (and that's with 10% extra loot from vaulted lotto collection). Not that 600 energy is really that much either -- I still found them all in one session.

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  2. Also, I don't know if they just changed this after you posted, but for me, after I got the third item and went back to the bangkok page, it told me that the passport would simply be given to me once bangkok was released. I didn't get the impression that this forth item would be based on a job. But maybe I'm just reading it wrong.

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  3. They've also changed loot drops on fights. Now you have to spam the friend that "helped" you's wall. They have to accept then you split the unknown (at that point) loot.

    For players like me, who try to limit the spamming, that pretty much takes fight loot drops out of the game.

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  4. Just completed the entire Cuba jobs. There is something that is decrasing energy needed for each job and increasing the xp for each job. I was using like 40 energy and getting 120-130 xp points. It was awsome

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  5. The second poster is correct. Here is the text I got after getting the third one:

    Congratulations! You have found the 3 Bangkok items hidden in NY and are almost all set for the Bangkok Release. You will be given the passport on the launch date which is coming soon.

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  6. there also seems to be double energy on jobs, at least in new york. im on level 2 mastery for underboss and it says im getting 4% mastery per job but its going up by 8%...

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  7. Yeah, I think there is an unnannounced (or simply unintentional) double mastery in NY and Cuba. I don't think there is for Moscow.

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  8. There are a lot of bugs in New York and Cuba at the moment.
    The dubble job mastery is true, and is still live. Another huge bug is that Truck drivers and such energy reducing items are working, and are unlimited in New York and Cuba.
    I leveled 200 levels on my "bad" account (only 900 energy at level 200) in 3 hours by the help of 1 boosted Smoothie (-18 energy cost). Every job cost 18 energy less so many jobs had a 4exp/1energy ratio thanks to that.

    So now is the time to do all the jobs in New York and Cuba if you're not done with them already.

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  9. Public Enemies Crime Spree event is obvious to stall the time while they;re still preparing Bangkok :D lols Katana , sub machine guns triads maybe fire crackers or even Ak-47

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  10. It took me about 1700 energy to do it, but I finally got all 3.

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  11. is anyone else having problems gifting items from the money laundering collection, or lotto/daily chance collection, why cant this be done? or is it just not working for me?

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  12. i think we gonna get Dillinger's glasses as the reward for special job.

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  13. i can't add moscow loot to my wishlist... but its only with items that i don't have (ubijca,overcoat)weird thing is that i tried to add the klyk (1 have one) and it said "invalid item" same with ubijca and overcoat...
    oh and it took me 200-300energy to collect all those items.. lucky! :P

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  14. There is also a bug in the finale of the vor episode. It requires a stick of dynamite, I had 18, mastered level 1, and still had 18 left. Definitely will save time not having to gather more for the next two episodes.

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  15. Hey,

    I know its a little off topic, well its completely off topic but i thought it might be of interest to know.

    They seem to have taken away the energy packs now unless you request one? Or help someone who has requested one. Even the energy pack link posted on this excellent blog doesnt work when you are due one.

    I think a found a little cheat.

    About half an hour before you are due an energy pack, go to your mafia page, and click send energy to your mafia. Sometimes a little blue box shows in the corner showing who you have sent it to. Sometimes it does not.

    I click this about 10-15 times and send energy to a bunch of different people. Usually when i log back on, someone has received it and clicks send energy to your mafia after they apply it and you get an energy pack back.

    I went for about week without energy packs which is a pain, but since i have started doing this i usually get one in and around the same time every day!

    I hope this helps and sorry if i am just saying something everyone already knew.

    Cheers for the blog its been very helpful.

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  16. I know the link to send energy packs is gone from the home page, but everytime I use one I get the option to send one to my mafia, so that's when I do it.

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  17. i mastered vor chapter 1 yesterday but chapter 2 didnt show up... when i check it today it's still like that! what can i do????

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  18. @michael - what do you mean it didn't show up?

    @energy pack anons - for some reason I don't have that feature on my accounts - I always get an energy pack when I log in without having to do anything at all

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  19. I always get one, too - ever since I clicked on that link you have for getting an energy pack even when no one has sent you one. I only clicked on the link once, but maybe it makes it automatic?

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  20. its prob because everyones still got diff. versions of MW

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  21. is the stupid update tat preventing us from using the boss fight link ?

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  22. did anybody realize that recently it hard to get loot drop when fighting?

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  23. it told me to master chapter 2 to continue, but chapter 2 didnt show up

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  24. @mafia 183

    Is now says "your member found the location of a secret stash. Send them there to get the goods"

    I press the button but it pops up a message that says "cannot post to wall".

    I guess thats a new way to avoid automatic fighting. It sucks though, because even I do it manually, it still doesnt work!!!

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  25. @fatal_error

    i see...

    i think it doesn't work because the mafia that help you on that fight is your non-friends mafia. if that really the way to get drop loot from fighting now, so its really bad news for me.

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  26. Me too. I hope they do it as before, because spamming others walls, and expecting them to encourage you to do so by actualy pressing the button, never gonna happen!!!

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  27. Yep. Goodbye loot drops from fights. They keep changing the mathematical balance of the game. Decisions made two months ago based on how the game ran are coming back to haunt players. And I'm talking about normal every day players who only have real friends in their mafia and aren't using various automations or cheats. It seems to be one step forward, one step back for Zynga.

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  28. where i can get Thai Passport ????

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  29. I Found Them All I One Day...But Then Again I Have 367 Enegrgey And Im Only A Lvl 81 :) IM LUCKY

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  30. Gotta wait to get the Thai passport until Mafia Wars Bangkok is released.. this was just a teaser

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  31. Would like more information on which faction to choose The Triads or The Yakuza. What are the advantages one over the other? Thanks, Pamela

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  32. cant get access to bangkok...why did they do that? after all of my effort to find those loot that they want...*pissedoff*

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  33. i am so stuck on getting two items - (I have a passport) but I think i am giving up. I have used so much energy and time to get the
    Smuggle Thai Gems
    Level 1 Mastered
    Repel the Yakuza
    Level 1 Mastered
    ____BUT NO LOOT_____
    I think I am going to say to hell with it -unless someone can help me

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