February 25, 2010

Mafia Wars Marketplace Now Live

So, the Mafia Wars Marketplace that has been mentioned over the last few days was just added into the game.


Essentially, the Godfather store has become flash-based. Note the menu bar on the side - you can scroll through for a variety of items of different sorts. This effectively lets Zynga sell more items in the Godfather store without making the page look cluttered.

There is no real significant changes except that now you can buy practically every type of boost and a large variety of limited edition loot pieces.

One of the more noticeable changes actually has nothing to do with the new interface, but rather the fact that there are now limited edition loot pieces which have a decent stat advantage over best-in-slot loot pieces.

Example of a few items you can buy:

Widowmaker (weapon; 27 attack, 52 defense)

Twin AK 47's (weapon; 52 attack, 26 defense)

Twin Garza 9s (weapon; 53 attack, 24 defense)

Love Birds (weapon; 26 attack, 53 defense)

Armed Doorman (armor; 51 attack, 24 defense)

Motorcycle Jacket (25 attack, 50 defense)

Mountain Goat (vehicle; 22 attack, 52 defense)

Crop Duster (vehicle; 52 attack, 28 defense)


While it was about time they made limited edition loot pieces worth while, the thing is that these higher end items now cost 35 godfather points. Ouch!

That seems like all with the Marketplace.. just expect 5-15 new limited edition loot pieces each week rather than the normal 3 pieces.
Bookmark and Share
Digg this

29 comments:

  1. Folks be careful when clicking in the marketplace and especially on the "right side" update box.

    I was clicking "next" advance button to see my gifts and was given a crop duster (more like zynga stole 35 GFP). And what company does not ask you confirm purchase. And I find it interesting how they place the crop duster right smack there as the first item, so you must press next. I really dont want to press anything with GFP now as I'm afraid they will continue to steal points.

    They make enough ...they don't need to steal our GFP like this.

    ReplyDelete
  2. While I have not had an accidental purchase like the above person, it's a bit mind boggling they haven't thought to put in a confirmation box yet for spending GFP. Navigating the store shouldn't feel like going through a mine field.

    ReplyDelete
  3. I just don't want to spend money on a stupid game that makes the workday a little less boring :)

    ReplyDelete
  4. A new addition that is very cool is that you can change your class for a very reasonable 15 GFP if that's true fearless here I come :-D

    ReplyDelete
  5. I just got my fearless character and its been nothing but nonstop leveling. I think i might get carpel tunnel from clicking so much.

    ReplyDelete
  6. I too accidentally got the Crop Duster for the incredibly reasonable price of 35 GF points!!!

    ReplyDelete
  7. I went to use my energy pack today that is now hidden behind the crop duster and ended up losing 35 GFP.
    I don't want this expensive loot....and I want my 35 GFP back zynga@

    ReplyDelete
  8. I guess I'm confused about why LE loot could possibly be worth any price. Maybe I'm misunderstanding the combat formula.

    As I understand it, attacker uses:
    0.1 * (Attack Stat * Mafia Size) + (Sum of Equipped Attack scores)

    Assuming 501 mafia, that means a single point of attack stat boosts attack by .1*1*501 = 50 points. Twin Garzas is a 10 point improvement over ubi/tanto.

    So, Twin Garzas is worth 1/10 of a stat point. 14 GF = 4 stat points, so Twin Garzas is worth 0.35 GF. Ignoring the fact that they want 100 times that much, how is the LE loot worth ANY amount of GF?

    And if you don't have 501 mafia? Adding a single member increases your attack score by .1*Attack stat. A character with a mere 100 attack stat gets the same benefit as a Twin Garzas by adding a single mafia member. That's a value of 2GF. At 200 attack, the value of Twin Garzas drops to 1GF. Above that, we're again in fractional (worthless) territory.

    ReplyDelete
  9. I think specials rotate around, I just snagged 4 stat points for 14% off (12 GP instead of 14). So far that's the best part of the new marketplace to me.

    ReplyDelete
  10. nice calculations volus, and i wouldn't spend any $ on zynga's games either until they can get their act straight. so many problems, bugs, errors, etc. i also agree they need a confirmation box when spending GF points, i accidentally bought a russian bear for 25 back in the day ... i would hate to accidentally get 10 PCs in cuba for 20GF for accidentally clicking the button one time too many ... that would really be lame!

    ReplyDelete
  11. I still think the best use of GF points is to buy the +4 stats or save them up for things like the Haitian drums.

    ReplyDelete
  12. mafia wars guiddddeee i love ur compedium in just 2 hours i gained 300 tnts 270 gurtilla squad and 217 armored state cars

    ReplyDelete
  13. i just changed my class to FEARLESS :D...not only do i get a wheelman bonus..but i still get a bagman bonus from the mogul class...LOL...kick ass@! hope they dont demote me tho..

    ReplyDelete
  14. Does anyone know why Cleavers STILL aren't giftable?

    ReplyDelete
  15. just spent 50 godfather points by mistake while scrolling in the boosts accidenttaly clicked on he buy mr hot sauceeeee:@:@:@:@:@:@:@:@ com on 50 points couldnt it have been any other boost nooo it had to be the most expensive thing :@:@:@:@ zynga gimmmmme my points back or ill sue you

    ReplyDelete
  16. Zynga also seem to have taken the opportunity to change the image for the stolen police car - anyone know why? Original was a 1930's classic that matched the Hard Labour/Public Enemies loot series, new one's just a damaged version of the police cruiser.
    (If they wanted a new item they should make one, not ruin a perfectly good old one...!)

    ReplyDelete
  17. I was looking forward to a currency exchange. I guess I have to keep on wishing!

    ReplyDelete
  18. This morning when I logged on to MW I received some sort of new special mesh armor for giving zynga my email address. Cool, I thought. New armor. Let's check out the stats. But it doesn't appear in my loot at all. Weird.

    ReplyDelete
  19. stats on mesh armor are 23 attack/ 47 defense

    ReplyDelete
  20. i accidently closed the window to get the special mesh armor.Can someone help me? Any address can help me link to it??

    ReplyDelete
  21. This 35 gp thing is absolute garbage.
    My condolences to those who were tarp'd by the lack of a confirmation box.

    ReplyDelete
  22. Off topic - has anyone put together a job requirement matrix for Bangkok yet?

    ReplyDelete
  23. I got to level 300 in just 7 days. It's realy easy and probably the best mafia wars guide out there... Check it ot...
    http://www.mafiawarsblackbook.com/?aff=getsmart24

    ReplyDelete
  24. I love owning 300 Cleavers..that I cannot trade :(

    ReplyDelete
  25. T L K i went from 0 to 450 in 2 days so what guide ur using is crap so use the compendium (link above)

    ReplyDelete
  26. For everyone who accidentally bought an item for 25 to 35 GF points, you may be able to get your points back... I did the same thing about 2 weeks, accidentally spent a bunch GF points on featured item as I was clicking through "Next" on the home page (I think it was 25 points, but might have been a bit higher). So I submitted a Zynga Support request ticket and (politely) pointed out that I clicked the link by mistake, that I prefer to spend my GF points on skill points, and that I'd please like a refund. Two days later, I got an email that my case was "escalated" (generally a good sign), then 3 days after that my GF points were refunded in full (and the item taken away, of course). Your mileage may vary, and I don't know how effective it will be if it was weeks ago (I submitted my requested immediately after the accidental click), but it's certainly worth a try. I was very impressed at how easily (and correctly, no questions asked) that they resolved the situation.

    ReplyDelete
  27. Until now I don't have any interest of buying the items from the Marketplace.. I thought there are lots of discounted price for best items, not only craps that has lower stats then Cuban loots! But anyway, I'll take a peek on Mafia Wars Wiki about the whole new stuff available on this Marketplace..

    ReplyDelete
  28. hey have a look at this
    http://fearless-mafia.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete