February 8, 2010

Episode 5A Yakuza vs Triads; Bangkok Strategy

Outlined below is a loot and job list highlighting the differences between the siding with the Triads or the Yakuza. This is where it starts to get important as higher quality loot is on the line, so pay attention and choose wisely!


Chapter 2

The Yakuza Tier


The "Help Broker A Minato-Matsumura Peace" job drops the Yakuza-only Scalding Hot Tea (weapon; 26 attack, 35 defense)

The Triad Tier


The "Assassinate The Minato-Kai Family Head" job drops the Triad-only Kage Jet (vehicle; 27 attack, 42 defense).

Conclusion: Don't be fooled by the stats on the Kage Jet; it is the same as an Armored State Car which has little value on the market. Siding with the Triads here costs extra drug shipments for the "Frame An Enemy For The Murder" job, so pick Yakuza.


Chapter 3

The Yakuza Tier


The "Gather More Evidence Of A Betrayal" job drops the Yakuza-only Tanto (weapon; 43 attack, 28 defense). This item is tied with the Ubijca Assault Rifle (from Moscow Episode 5) as the best in slot weapon. Since this job has no consumable requirement, this is a good way to farm $B. Note that the first time through, this job only costs 71 energy; with the lotto collection, farming these items can be quite efficient.


The Triad Tier



The "Spread Distrust Among the Yakuza Families" job drops the Triad-only Optical Camo Suit (armor; 43 attack, 26 defense).


Conclusion: The Optical Camo Suit is garbage; the Shturmovik from Episode 4 of Moscow has 2 more attack points. Pick Yakuza here.


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Episode 5A belongs to the Yakuza. Pick them in both Chapter 2 and Chapter 3.
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48 comments:

  1. Thanks for all the tips. They are very helpful. It has become a habit of me checking out this site every single day.

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  2. yes - Thanks agin for this info. Do we know yet how many phones/pirates/drug shipments are required to finish Bangkok? I want to decide how many phones to collect at the low levels!

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  3. thanx for the Tip, can u please post how many of each weapon u need to do the jobs, just like the one done for moscow? thanx

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  4. thnx but one question tese items are gd to colect such as the tanto 43 attack for trasding for lotto collections but even better would be the lloyds spectre is it in episode 5B?

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  6. Found a bug finishing 5A. My "Top Mafia Bagman" bonus triggered on the Boss job. Says I got a bonus of 1.15mm Baht - obviously a leftover from the Moscow boss jobs. Unfortunately, despite the message, I didn't actually get the bonus.

    www.ibiblio.org/footy/images/mafiabonus.jpg

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  7. 5B is yakuza too,

    YAKUZA:
    Vehicle:Lloyds Spectre 18/45
    /1 pirate as consumable, 64energy at 1st lvl mastery/

    Weapon: Cleaver 25/44

    TRIADS:
    Weapon: Type-103 Machine Gun 42/29

    Armor: Monk's Robe 29/41

    no consumables for those triad items.

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  8. Is the loot you buy from the faction store trade-able?

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  9. thnx stanly and is the drop rate high/low?

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  10. Anyone know how to solve the next problem?
    In episode 3 of Bangkok, in the first chapter, I mastered Yakuza job, but the next time I went to look, both Yakuza and Triad choice jobs were 100%.
    Only, I can only click on triad's job and do the other 2 triad jobs below it. HOWEVER When I click it gives an error saying I can't do jobs for the opposing gang...
    How can I fix this? Because now I can't gather satelite phones....

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  11. Hey, I'm also curios about the phones too. Is there any information around there about that?

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  12. mafia wars guide in the fight menu in bangkok u can see wether a person is with yakuza or triad ex don corleone mafia size 501 faction triad ///what if a person (like you)is allied with both faction whatg is it shown as

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  13. If the faction loot can't be traded, is it even viable as an option for maxing out attack and defense? The Yakuza assassin will cost $B 240 million to max out. That's 1,100 days running the businesses (3.5 years) or ~ 51,000 jobs.

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  14. when you are allied with both factions, you're shown belonging to faction with higher faction points.

    maximal points are 1500 for one and 1499 for the other faction. :)


    and well.. drop rates, i dont know, with lotto the drop rates seem to be very good - regarding the low cost of jobs.

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  15. complete Level to get 5 Ronin Armor
    72 Attack 111 Defense

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  16. The reward for the Valentines Day 24 Hour one is a Purple Gang's Gun:

    19 Attack/30 Defense

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  17. thnx man and im lvl 347 and have no lotto collection how can i get it soon

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  18. It seems like the episode 4/5A/5B loot is untradeable at this point... anyone know whether zynga has commented on whether this would be permanent, or will it release the way level 1-3 loot did?

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  19. bring on strategy for 5B already! :)

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  20. You cant request help for 5b ftw.
    It says you need to finish 6 first @_@

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  21. ugh... I'm completely stuck now...
    Can't get more satellite phones because the job to get them is bugged for me...
    [I mastered it as Yakuza, but for some reason it turned to Triads next time I looked, but I can't do the job since it says that I'm doing jobs for opposing gang...>.>]
    so now I'm basically forced to trade with other players...

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  22. Why so concerned about getting job help to 5B? Just do the job and get on with it....well, in some way I need to spend my +10K energy.

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  23. Bad advice here. Choose Triad for the OCS - a +9 improvement on Guerrila squads for 99% of players. The Tanto is only +1 on TNT/Canonazo so not worth the effort.

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  24. anon above me: comparing Guerilla squads with OCS is a tiny bit stupid. you heard about Moscow and those Shturmoviks you can get there, didn't you? Why don't you compare OCS with PJs, the math would sure look most impressive..

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  25. The Episode 3 bkok "bug" that others have also reported, is also killing me. My only option seems to be to drop off the Yasuka meter levels back so low that MW thinks of me as Triad... hoping that at some stage the link starts working ... and then re-build my alliance status ... what a bummer :(

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  26. what if i chosen the triad job where in i already have chosen the yakuza side? foolish me for clicking the wrong button.. a lil help please.. i cannot finish the job in episode 2.. :D

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  27. not really sure if i have the same problem, but in episode 3, chapter 2, level 2...i sided with yakuza and was doing the job extra times to get sat phones, and somehow it switched me to triad. now the jobs are for yakuza, but it shows i am triad (the jobs are for yakuza).. now i can't do any jobs because it says i can't do jobs for the opposing gang.. i'm stuck with nowhere to go. any help from anyone?

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  28. hi I cant get do chapter 2 in episode 5a or 5b I have mastered both level 4 in chapter 1 but ther came no futher point. I am allied with yakuza and triads.

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  29. This might be a stupid but I just completed first mastery of Episode 4, yet only 5B unlocked. Should be worried 5A is still locked or do I need to complete more levels of master. Any advice GREATLY appreciated.

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  30. RE: 5A & 5B:
    Episode 5A & 5B are controlled by which faction you choose in Episode 4.
    So siding with Yakuza will open 5A.
    Next mastery level, siding with Triads opens 5B.

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  31. Pain the @rSe about Episode 3. Luckily, (but not so luckily) I have another MW a/c that's sailed past Epi 3. So I can farm the phones and gift them over. Wishlisting it is useless, coz everyone's strapped for SAT phones! I hope this bug is fixable...

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  32. RE: 5A/5B
    As far as I can tell, you gain access to 5A & B based on your loyalty level, not which you chose to master the previous tier in... I have both 5A & B open while I've only mastered Commandant once, my loyalty status for both Yakuza and Triads is Allied.

    Currently stumped by that bloody cursed "Can't do jobs for opposing gang!"-glitch, which in fact reset my mastery of the Pirate tier to 1... Good thing I had already unlocked 4, so I could open the rest and even managed to master Commandant once with the SatPhones I had stashed. Now working on Moscow jobs while waiting for lucky Job Loot SatPhones and for Zynga to finally bother to do something about it. =\

    And oh yeah, it doesn't matter what my faction alliance is: Even if my Triad loyalty surpasses my Yakuza loyalty, I can't do Triad jobs in tier 3. All I get is that blasted "Can't do..."!!

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  33. in all the jobs i helped the Yakuza and now im done with level 5B but 5A remained unlocked unless i gain trust with the Triad which is impossible because all the triad jobs are locked, what can i do?

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  34. for any one locked out of triad or yakusa (because siding with one on jobs) - if u want to gain respect with other side, but are locked out of jobs for that side, just do a lil fighting for the side u want, that's all (attack ur own side members to gain respect with other side)

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  35. this is a great site! wow! thanks a lot!

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  36. I can farm the lloyds spectre using 32 energy and the scalding hot tea with only 34 energy unlike the screenshots shown here..

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  37. i am having difficulty unlocking episode 5A or 5B. it tells me that i have to master epsiode 5 when i havnteven unlocked it yet :S,,, help

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  38. 5A level 4 mastery takes a load of energy to complete :(

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  39. The camo suit may be "garbage" but the "tea" is even worse. Yes the Shturmovik is better than camo suit, but doing BK jobs for camo suit to gain Baht in order to buy Yakuza Assassin (shturmovik + 5) seems to be the way to go. Camo suit is a Triad job, but it's not that hard (through fighting, for example) to keep both faction levels high enough to buy Assassins. Too late for me cuz I've locked out the Triad jobs in 5A.

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  40. If I start 5a will I be able to go to 5b and loot items from there or if I start 5a does it lock me out of 5b??

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  41. I wasn't able to have 5a & 5b open at the same time. Huge mistake that I made, I didn't work both sides....Triad & Yakuza.....finished 5A....locked out of 5B----gotta get my bar moving. I understand that all I can do now is fight until I reach a certain level in Yakuza to open 5b.
    If I'm wrong, please let me know.

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  42. I am wondering how to open episode 6 and 7 in Bangkok? Thank you!

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  43. The optical camo suit may be "garbage" but right now each one gives me +19 to my attack strength, while the Tanto only gives me +9. There are a lot of powerful weapons out there (and easy to get with the gift house), and not as many armors with high attack strength. So for me, OCS is the way to go.

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  44. I have mastered 5a, but when I go back to that episode, only chapter 1 is available. Will this happen to 5b?

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  45. yeah I had that thing happen where I got kicked back to doing the episode one jobs all over again... I was halfway through episode 4 darn it. Same thing, I'd picked Yakusa every time (I'm not that serious a player) and was trying to re-do the episode three jobs to get satellite phones and suddenly I was back to the beginning. Still have the businesses unlocked, though. Weird.

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  46. I can not open chapter 5B in Bangkok, and I have completed all the chapters. Chapter 7 inclusive

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