February 5, 2010

Bangkok Consumables: Satellite Phone, Drug Shipment, and Pirates

Unfortunately, it looks like Bangkok is going to be quite extensive in the way of consumable cost. I have noticed 3 already (I think that may be all of them), but it looks like the consumable cost will be quite high.

The first consumable you run into you probably didn't even notice at first: the Satellite Phone. It drops from the "Hijack a Boat Load of Electronics" job in Episode 3, chapter 2. It drops with a high percentage rate, but that is of little consolation considering how much it appears to be used.

I just started working through Episodes 3 and 4 and already I have noted 3 jobs it is required for. I am sure there will be plenty more. The only way to get this item appears to be to do this job over and over again.

Consider keeping Episode 3 at level 1 or level 2 mastery; you will need to collect a lot of satellite phones and the energy cost only increases from there. It would be wise to stock up on satellite phones while the job has a low energy cost.


In addition to the Satellite Phone, two new businesses, the Drug Smuggling Ring and the Piracy Operation.




These consumables operate much like the Politico Corrupto does in Cuba. You can buy these two new businesses for $B and they will produce Drug Shipments and Pirates over time.

The Piracy Ring costs $B40,000 to take over and starts out producing 1 pirate every 3 hours, while the Drug Smuggling Ring costs $B45,000 to take over and starts out producing 1 drug shipment every 3 hours.

Unlike the Bribery Ring in Cuba, these businesses seem to be upgradeable to a very high degree. The cost to upgrade capacity and output is the same for both businesses and is as follows:

10 Capacity or 2 Output - $B7,500
15 Capacity or 3 Output - $B12,800
20 Capacity or 4 Output - $B21,700
25 Capacity or 5 Output - $B36,800
30 Capacity or 6 Output - $B62,600
35 Capacity or 7 Output - $B106,500
40 Capacity or 8 Output - $B181,100
45 Capacity or 9 Output - $B307,800
50 Capacity or 10 Output - $B523,200


You can also purchase extra Pirates and Drug Shipments for 20 godfather points - the amount you get to purchase for that cost is equal to your current capacity.


More Bangkok updates to come!
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66 comments:

  1. It does not go on after that, by accident I bought it on one of my accounts, and it's the maximum possible. These are going to be really hard to get!

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  2. i picked triad on the first run and i need that damn phone. seems like a triad thing in that case...

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  3. hey mafia wars guide update us with new loot and mastery reward asap!

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  4. hi are the two new bussineses for everone or one is for triad and another for yakuza

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  5. Hey Anon, he's going as fast as he can, but he won't spend craploads of godfather points on pirates just to get a bit of info on some loot.

    Here's the pic for the Episode 3.2 Yakuza
    http://i46.tinypic.com/24n4110.jpg

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  6. i didnt mean offense or anything i juts ment if at some point he gets to the loot item let him plz update i might have phrased it the rong way my apologie

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  7. hi mafia wars addicts also 4 new achievments dead or alive awarded for gaining allied status with yakuza /hard boiled for gaining allied with triads/bangkok dangerous for erning both allied with both factions/and one night in bangkok awarded for completing episod 5A or 5B of bangkok and u can all find me on fb

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  8. anyone knw the vault bonuses and revault boosts????!!?!?of the new collections

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  9. Spices Collection ( Pirate )
    Vault = +7 def
    Revault = +36 fight defense skill bonus

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  10. Here is a horrible glitch some of you may be stuck with. When doing the new episodes, check to make sure that it says you are doing them on level 1. On 1 account it takes 1 knife to do the job, the cost 10k Baht..But on a different account it takes 17 knives, 170k baht..For some reason the 2nd account says that it is doing Ep 3 on level 9.

    Now I would assume that that the tier will only go up to level 4, like the previous episodes.

    I also noticed on another account, that it started off at level 3..


    Gotta love ZYnga

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  11. There's been a change to a CUBA business.... to get the 10 extra politicos, you now need 20 GF points, and not the normal C$500K...

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  12. Carving Collection (Commandant)
    Vault = +4 attack
    Revault = +36 fight defence skill

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  13. sorry for the previous post mistake. Revault was for Spices collection

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  14. Carvings Collection (Commmandant)

    Vault - +4 Attack Skill
    Re-Vault (Chisel)- +34 Attack Skill

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  15. Also, for Commandant - Triad, the loot is:

    Episode 2 (Ship the Cargo to Jakarta) - Komodo Dragon (34/22)
    Episode 3 (Steal Japanese Auto Shipping Containers) - Fugama Kame SUV (33/21)

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  16. Off topic but where are the acheivements for completing moscow?? Moscow has only 2 simple to obtain achievements so far. After the painful levels of 1% completion rate MULTIPLE times, they could have at least thrown in an achievement for completing all 6 episodes

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  17. well i think zynga learn from their experience before...
    seem tune better for the baht, ($ cash flowing like water) and for the job completion.

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  18. Does anybody know aprox. how many satelitte phones we need to complete bangkok? 500?

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  19. Im not sure but I would go more in direction of 1000. There are 4 jobs which require it (maybe more i don't have all jobs of 5B done available yet) so 4 tiers each last 1% so about 400 phonse should be wasted on just completing the last tier of each chapter :/

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  20. Whoa, thanks for the tip, I'm def going to keep my 3rd episode on level one for a while then...

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  21. If someone can get a pretty close estimate on how many sat phones we need that would be great.

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  22. How many pirates & drug shipments do we need? Should we upgrade all the way?

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  23. Yeah, a calculation/estimate would be great...

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  24. A quick Google search produced this...

    490 pirates, 554 drug shipments and 717 satelites

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  25. Help! I need satellite phones, but I have already gone past the Pirate level where it is a loot drop. PLEASE email me with any suggestions! texguy33@hotmail.com THANKS!

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  26. i knew it: i realy DIDN'T wanna know...

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  27. "490 pirates, 554 drug shipments and 717 satelites"

    Way too low, I think you'll find that's just the level 1 total. It's going to be more like a few thousand of each.
    I've counted 6 jobs which require drug shipments, you can almost guarantee one or more of them will be 1% jobs at lvl 4.

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  28. Will trade my gorilla squad for either politco corrupto or satellite phones one for one, if anybody is interested. iamkjvbibleonly@yahoo.com

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  29. @iamkjvbibleonly@yahoo.com

    How do you want to do the trade? I just emailed you.

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  30. Is there any way to get satellite phones past Level 1? I wish I had found this blog earlier; I've bookmarked it and will check back often! Anyone still on level 1 *please* let me know if we can trade for satellite phones :D

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  31. Past level 1, there seems no way to get satellite phones. Does that mean you are screwed? That's a lot to rely on gifting.

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  32. Satellite Phones, Drug Shipments, and Pirates are all giftable.

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  33. It's still there on level 2, Chapter 2, Hijack A Boat Load of Electronics job. Unfortunately the energy required to work the job goes: Level 1 - 35 energy, level 2 - 47 energy, level 3 - 59 energy, level 4 - 71 energy. On every level the energy required to work the job goes up, and hence the energy cost to get the phone.

    I don't know if drop frequency increases with the levels though. I just wish I would have known about this before I finished level one.

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  34. Does no one else have a moral hangup about including drug shipments and pirates?

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  35. You're in the MAFIA, not the SALVATION ARMY. Drug shipments and pirates are nothing, considering you've murdered people before.

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  36. I expected that response. The violence I can set aside as 'cartoony', but the drug involvement I consider too far past the line.

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  37. My game has skipped episode 3 chapter 2 and has gone to 4. I need the satellite phones and can't get them because I haven't opened chapter 2.Does anyone know how I can fix this??

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  38. How do I get satellite phones does anyone know??

    I am up to level 4 and the job (level 3 chapter 2) hasn't opened. Level three only had chapter 1 then it went to chapter 4 and I am stuck!!????

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  39. I think, and I am only guessing, that you have to complete the Pirate level Chapter 1 again, Mastery level 2, until you get the loot job again. I'm hoping cuz I need those Sat Phones too!

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  40. from http://mafiawars.wikia.com/wiki/Satellite_Phone

    Pirate
    * Hijack a Boat Load of Electronics - Do this job to get this loot
    * Triad Offload The Cars Onto A Waiting Barge - 1 of this loot is consumed by this job (67 required to master)

    Commandant
    * Make Contact With The United Wa State Army - 1 of this loot is consumed by this job (110 required to master)
    * Establish Contact With A CIA Agent - 1 of this loot is consumed by this job (105 required to master)
    * Yakuza Pass On Information To The Thai Police - 1 of this loot is consumed by this job (121 required to master)

    Oyabun
    * Smuggle The Sapphires Into Tokyo - 1 of this loot is consumed by this job (209 required to master)

    Dragon Head
    * Talk With Wei's Disloyal Enforcers - 1 of this loot is consumed by this job (110 required to master)

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  41. what job i need to complete (yakuza or triad) to get the unlock of the consumable bossiness?

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  42. You can actually buy 10 satelite phones for 20 RP

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  43. Zynga is doing everything they can to force us buy RP........

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  44. I am on episode 4 on this... NOW I CANT DO THE MISSION AGAIN TO GET SATELLITE PHONES. what can i do?

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  45. Zynga needs to make this a free gift...get rid of the useless trip wires etc and give us a chance to gift them like we did untraceable phones. This was the only way I was able to finish New York...and with everyone's glitches, (which luckily I found out due to this site/blog before I had mastered the pirate level),it would make a lot of sense. I think people might get frustrated and quit playing...it will take forever to get it through wishing for it. Get off your butt Zynga and either fix the glitch or give us free gifting!

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  46. Are pirates a loot drop? If so, which job?

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  47. If i did my math correct i bieleve it will take 655 total satilite phones to complete Episode 4, 5A & 5B. I used this site to determine this http://www.mafiawarsblackbook.com/blog/mafia-wars-bangkok/mafia-wars-bangkok-episode-5b-walk-through/
    Can somebody tell me if this site is correct?

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  48. I have come to a head, not able to complete jobs as there is no way to acquire satellite phones. Done with this game.

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  49. ok i am pissed i cannot find anyway satalite phones soo i don't know what to do i am on yakuzu side and there is not job called rob a shitload of electonics watever

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  50. Epiosode 3, Pirate, Job: Hijack A Boat Load Of Electronics. Satelite Phone drop pretty regular. I got about 4000 energy and when I get stuck due to low funds for equipment, I just expend all energy on that job. sometimes I use energy pack and just do that job over and over and level. I got about 500 phones now.

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  51. I don't have the job Hijack a boat load of electronics and am now stuck, gotta say I'll stop playing if they don't appear as gifts, just too much hassle!

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  52. While weapons depot came in the job called Hijack A Boat Load Of Electronics gives usually just Jigsaw but not Sat Phone! >-((( I spent tons of enery for it and have 3 satphone. BORING

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  53. Satellite phones drop from "Hijack A Boat Load Of Electronics" in Chapter 2 of Episode 3 "Pirate".

    If you complete chapter 3 then you lose access to chapter 2 until you master that episode. Unfortunately, if you are on the last level of mastery then you are screwed.

    I was lucky I had a tendency of only completing ONE level of mastery before finishing off a chapter.

    I also received Satellite Phones from fight rewards. I win most of my fights and spend 300 stamina (fighting). I receive lots of various loot rewards as a rseult of fighting (three times more than robbing).

    Let's say I have won 8000 of my fights (out of a possible 9200) and reached a DEF rating over 7900 with only 50 mafia members.

    There are two exploits I found that allowed me to win more of my fights (and spend less of my needed B$ to heal). I reached dual allied faction in less than a week.

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  54. Don't you feel smart about using your Baht to heal when it's much more cost effective to go to NY to heal?

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  55. I do heal in NY and go back to BK to fight/rob. One of the exploits involves being able to spend more of my stamina on the same WEAK targets - which ensures more wins - which in turn, means my faction score also moves alot faster. But to be honest my ATT and DEF ratings have been fluctuating by almost 1000 on a weekly basis - so it's not always near the 7900 DEF with only 50 mafia members.

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  56. How many phones needed for the final episode 7 assasin???

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  57. I finished level 4 for episode 3 and now i find out I can't get Satellite phones unless I BUY it or it is GIFTED?? This is a horrible game flaw. It is unfair to those of us with small mafias, and don't like to spend actual money on this (now) stupid and worthless game. Also- it appears I can't even put it on my wishlist since I don't have even one of them- it doesn't appear anywhere on the loot lists, etc.
    Could you put a big warning on Episode 3 in LARGE TYPE to warn future gamers of this flaw, to insure they are not put in the same place as the rest of us? Thank you!

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  58. this page has a link to add Satellite Phone to your wishlist: http://mafiawars.wikia.com/wiki/Pirate_(Item)

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  59. can anyone help me to sort out episode 3, chapter 1 of bangkok... it seems i got stuck, and this becomes a problem because i cant get to chapter 2 to get the satellite phones...

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  60. is there a job i can go to, to get drug shipments or can i only get it from properties. like the satellite phones i guessed around before i found the electronics jobs but i can't find a job for drug shipments - thanks

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  61. OMG...........after reading through all these posts...I'm bangin my head agains the desk. LISTEN PEOPLE.......YOU HAVE TO COMPLETE THE JOB TIERS IN CHAPTER 1 AGAIN TO GET BACK TO CHAPTER 2 WHICH HAS THE HIJACK BOAT OF ELEC. JOB

    For crying out loud....IF you master LEVEL 1 then it will RESTART you on mastery LEVEL 2 and now you have to complete CHAPTER 1 AGAIN TO ADVANCE TO THE JOB WITH THE SATELLITE PHONE........

    I swear some people are extemly dense

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  62. YOU DO NOT HAVE TO BUY OR GIFT THE PHONE.......................SIMPLY COMPLETE MASTERY LEVEL 2, 3 OR 4 TO GET TO THE SATELITTE PHONE...............ONCE YOU HAVE COMPLETED THE JOB TO 100% YOU CAN STILL CLICK THE "DO JOB" BUTTON OVER AND OVER AND OVER AND OVER FOR FOREVER.............ONCE YOU COMPLETE MASTERY LEVEL 4, ALL JOBS WILL STILL BE AVAILABLE AND YOU CAN GO BACK AT ANYTIME AND CLICK "DO JOB" WHEN EVER YOU WANT

    IT'S NOT THAT DIFFICULT.....I DON'T UNDERSTAND AT ALL WHY PEOPLE ARE THINKING YOU ARE STUCK...........

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  63. I just found out how many Satellite phones I am going to need to finish Bangkok but I have already fully completed Episode 3 and cant figure out how to get back to that job to gain more satellite phones. when i go back to Episode 3 i have only 3 jobs available and they all have 100%mastery

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