December 21, 2009

Mafia Wars Gift Safe House; Strategy Guide

With the recent Mafia Wars holiday update came the addition of the Gift Safe House. At the Gift Safe House, you can give and receive presents to and from your friends. After doing the limited time "Bring the Family Together" job for the first time, you are greeted with this message:



Your Gift Safe House can hold up to 50 gifts from your friends. However, getting gifts is a bit backward this time - you have to send a request to your friends, asking for them. When your friends accept your request, you will get a gift. Since you can only send out 20 gift requests per day, you will not be able to get more than 20 gifts per day.

Make sure you pick who you send requests to carefully; your friends have to accept your gift request in order for you to get your gift, so make sure you pick well!

How it Works

You can ask your mafia for gifts (send in game requests found on the Gift Safe House page). When they respond, your gifts will appear in the Safe House. You can open up 50 gifts total - 25 on the 5th and 5 more each day until the subsequent gifts are open. Alternatively, you can pay 2 godfather points to open up each gift early.

It really gives no advantage to open up your gifts early - you can't open more gifts if you open them early, you just get them earlier.

When you accept a gift request from your friend (i.e. send them a gift), you will get the option of selecting one of three bonuses:


The XP is variable based on your level. On multiple accounts I have seen 50 energy and 10 stamina though (but others have reported different numbers). What I do know is, is that if you are a high level like me, a 427 XP bonus is really sweet. I can get a few extra levels each day thanks to that! For me, this XP bonus is certainly much better than any free gift I could get.

Bonus Item

If you open up 10 gifts from friends, you can get a gift wagon (vehicle; 18 attack, 29 defense):


Not really worth anything, but it is something to do while we patiently wait for Mafia Wars Bangkok!

Gift Contents

Gift contents are completely random and the loot pool it draws from seems to very large. I would guess it would be close to 50 gifts since you can open up up to 50 gifts. I ended up getting an Impression from my first gift (35 attack 15 defense), which was originally from the Moscow Loot Preview event over the summer!


Here is a list of items people have found so far in boxes from this forum post, let me know if you have anything to add:

Fruitcake
Dragunov
El Tigre
Nunchucks
Garza 12 Shotgun
Pretty Boy Floyd's .45 Cal.
Economy Pack of Socks
Tora Assault Rifle
Liger
Galea
Cooked Goose
Gravity Gun
Lump of Coal
Food Coma
Gladius
Ornamental Tommy Gun
Balloon Boy
Low Rider
Kamas
PPSH 41 Submachine Gun
Samurai Sword
ATV
Lever Action Rifle
GrowPetBobble Head
Saturday Night Special
10 Gallon Hat
Impression
Nail Gun 28/12
Sawed off Double Barrel Shotgun 35/15
Bonnie & Clyde's B-400 32/19

Gladius

Lasso

New Items


There are a few new items that have been found so far:

GrowPet (27 attack, 12 defense)
Fruitcake
Economy Pack of Socks
Lump of Coal (22 attack, 14 defense)

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41 comments:

  1. I got a lazer squirrel and I didn't have one. That was nice.

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  2. Other items:
    Weapons:
    Nail Gun 28/12
    Sawed off Double Barrel Shotgun 35/15

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  3. Bonnie & Clyde's B-400 32/19
    also got a low rider and a laser squirel and other loot
    im looking for the liger :)

    hey they are selling guerrilla squads lol

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  4. anyone else having problems trying to send out requests? i'm choosing who i want to send them too and when i hit send out the request, it's saying i need to select friends from the list, eventhough i've already done so.

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  5. yea, same bug here..

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  6. You can send up to 60 requests per day. If you ve already done it, wait patiently for the next 24 hours.

    Peace

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  7. same problem here.... can't send out request.
    just wonder, there are 4 ribbon color on gift boxes. are they mean for something or just color??

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  8. Cool, I can finally buy inventory items for jobs without having to pull money from the bank...
    -Zero Beat

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  9. @anonymous above - yep, i can't send out any gifts/gift requests, nor can I respond to them - it tells me either "there's no one selected" or "you have no pending gifts"

    in theory, zynga's working on this... we shall see.

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  10. my first day was a ruined lol im the type tat bother really bother about sending out request so i sent it randomly ended up no `helped me D;
    gosh btw would i still have a chance of getting 50 gifts ?

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  11. Lols i used my other acount to accept the gifts how come it says my account didnt sent it when i accept it lols they checking on IP too ?

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  12. You forgot from the strategy guide, that you can get 5 times per day the extra stamina for the gifts, so there's no way to boost your level with gifting. I have tried and I had to use my energy pack ealier than it should be:)

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  13. where is that link which allow me open boxes for free?

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  14. @Anonymous

    The link was fixed so I guess it was deleted from the comments :P

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  15. Why are you so fucking impatient? Just wait two more days... Don´t you have a real life to attend to?

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  16. Got a Lasso
    22 Attack
    8 Defense

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  17. I'm not going to personally post cheats that are going to involve getting extra or getting out of spending godfather points.

    If I'm spouting cheats that are going to negatively impact Zynga's bottom line, they could easily pull the plug on me using their pictures - and I think that is more beneficial for the reader than an occassional cheat is going to be.

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  18. I just lost all my gifts by clicking on one of those cheats! I didn't get to see my gifts for free, instead, I lost them.

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  19. how long can you recieve gifts does it end the 24th or what

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  20. Haha! Serves you right you impatient whimp. Mafia Santa has punished you for cheating.

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  21. got a guerilla truck

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  22. Always having the problem with setting skill point lols been wondering how to give suggestion i dont really like the skill point set up now lol ... i usually spam my skill point but the page just move up and down making the point going to other skill which i dont need at all hope ppl can suggest MW about this
    at least something where u can sent then confirm it lols without confirming just set it which makes me quite upset about it D:


    Who can suggest this for MW lols let;s hope they give a stat reset for us lols D:

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  23. a new item is armor: bobble head

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  24. they should've include Russian Bear and Jaguar on the happy holiday list too. They are discounted way too cheap now.

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  25. Anybody having issues with the 10 gift bonus item? I didn't collect the bonus until I had 18 gifts, and after I got the bonus gift wagon, I got two more gifts, making a total of 20 gifts, but the gifts recieved bar says I only have 2 when I in fact have enough to get the second bonus. Am I really missing anything or is the gift bonus always a gift wagon?

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  26. @Anonymous above
    Yeah don´t worry. The bonus is always a gift wagon. Got my second now and only one present away from the third. Don´t worry about that.

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  27. Can you find out the odds of winning an xbox or a jacket? How many of each are they giving away?

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  28. considering there are 25,000,000 monthly mafia wars players, even if they were giving away 25 x boxes, the odds would still be 1 in a million!

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  29. Bangkok is going to be released in 2010 dixit mafia wars. Robbing is also coming back in 2010. :-D

    Perfect to complete Russia in time, only need 2 more days.

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  30. Not listed yet:
    Guerilla truck ( attack 15, defense 31 )
    Blowgun ( attack 22, defense 8 )

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  31. I got Nunchucks, Blowgun, Axe, 2 Ligers, Kamas, a Guerilla Truck and an Economy pack of socks :D

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  32. I got a Bobblehead 13ATT, 23DEF, an Axe, a bunch of laser squirrels

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  33. Anyone, I am experiencing a weird disturbing pop-up screen when accessing Gift House. In the Gift House screen, there is a link to "view your gift request". After succesfully get to the correct link, suddenly it happens to open multiple pop-up screen in unlimited numbers.
    Does anyone experience the same thjing, or it might be a problem in my computer ?

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  34. just opened my last few gifts, the legal way, and now the gift house says open more gifts in 29 days.... hmm what do they have planned?

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  35. when a friend clicks send gift to me an error occurs and says they have no gift request from me

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