February 12, 2010

Mafia Wars Property Change

The new property change is now live for *most players*. Check it out:


Some of the properties have changed names. Furthermore, some properties need to be collected as often as every 2 hours, whereas others only need to be collected once every other day. For most players (myself included), the properties with a collect time of less than 24 hours just lost a lot of value. Here is the property list:


Louie's Deli (can not be upgraded) - needs to be collected hourly.

Flophouse - needs to be collected every 8 hours.

Pawnshop - needs to be collected every 24 hours.

Tenement - needs to be collected every 48 hours.

Warehouse - needs to be collected every 12 hours.

Restaurant - needs to be collected every 2 hours.

Dockyard - needs to be collected every 8 hours.

Office Park - needs to be collected every 12 hours.

Uptown Hotel - needs to be collected every 24 hours.

Mega Casino - needs to be collected every 48 hours.

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Undeveloped lots were automatically converted into cash for players; lots are no longer purchaseable.

Players also now upgrade their buildings rather than buy new ones. If you had 300 mega casinos prior to the update, you will now have a "Level 300 Mega Casino".

Overall, this appears to be a nerf as some properties need to be collected manually every few hours, whereas before, many people did not have to collect a take at all (myself included).

The real purpose behind this change (I hope) is to allow players to rob each other's high level properties for some big $ and also give property some unique features (hence the map that is "Coming Soon".

I'm looking forward to it, and will withhold further judgment until more information becomes available.

I also have no idea what will happen for people with rackets, and if those influence points will be refunded. Good luck!
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31 comments:

  1. Nope, they're not live for everyone. I still have my rackets.. :)

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  2. Any idea when or if those of us stuck with rackets will get property instead? If they aren't going to give us property they should at least take away the achievements for it that we can never earn and make on for us!

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  3. damn should have sell all my mafia house

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  4. The real reason for the change is to get rid of the rackets, because if you get 20 trucking companys up and keep flipping them you can level almost as well as a Fearless account! and if you can level zynga can't make money off you!! and what happrns to my skillpoints i put in too my rackets? bet i don't get them back...

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  5. anyone also notice that the godfather link in the menu is also gone now? they are for me and a friend's account, it's just blank next to Inventory in all areas.

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  6. I lost Rackets 3-4 weeks ago - did NOT get my Skill points back [my Influence was 107] - I'm very annoyed about this, Zygna hasn't replied when I emailed them to ask for the Skill points back.

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  7. i'm relieved i never touched my influence stat

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  8. btw, was this the last mogul advantage that dissappeared:?

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  9. Not sure what will happen to rackets people. Good luck with that lol. Complain early and often if you ever want to see those stat points back

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  10. My racket account hasn't swapped over, so don't see one way or another. Their stance is that influence points WILL be refunded.

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  11. I like the idea/layout (aesthetically) of the new properties... but in all actuality, you're really losing money. You have to collect Louie's Deli every HOUR?! That's ridiculous. I know it's not that much money but it's the principle of it that bugs me.

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  12. I wouldn't count on getting influence points refunded. After all, when they decreased the cost of stamina from 2 skill points to 1, nobody got refunds on the difference. So I lost 250 skill points (spent 500 on 250 stamina), which is probably a bigger loss than most people will lose with influence, if Zynga doesn't refund it.

    So far, I am really annoyed with the new property updates. I wouldn't mind it so much except that that majority of my income used to come from Mafia Mike's (now called Restaurants). I was making 375 million/3hrs from Mafia Mike's (I have 40k mafia family, so I was able to buy a ton of these back when they were still dirt cheap as long as you the mafia size), and only 125 million/3hrs from all my other properties combined. But now restaurants have to be collected every 2 hours. I only log in once or twice a day, so there goes my NY income. If I had known Mafia Mike's was going to turn into a 2-hour collection, I probably would have sold them all.

    Fortunately, I managed to just squeak out the 1.08 trillion I needed to get "That's with a T" before they nerfed the properties.

    I really hope when they add robbing back that it will become possible to rob a lot more money than one could earn with properties before--otherwise I have no chance of getting the 10 tril or 999 tril acheivements.

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  13. It has been announced previously that players WILL get skill points for their influence to allocate elsewhere!

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  14. I will never get the Trillion with a T or the ones beyond that now. This collection every X hours in NY now makes this achievement. My cashflow per hour went down with the upgrade and I will definitely not log into NY every 8 hours to collect, so it went down even further.

    Can't I hire some thugs to break legs and collect the money? The real boss wouldn't be doing this grunt work.

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  15. I think that when they re-implement robbing, the amount you will win will scale off the level of the property you are robbing. So, robbing a level 500 casino might give you a few billion. i think in the end if this change goes through, it might actually be easier to get the trillion dollar achievements.

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  16. i am really hoping that robbing will get us money, i wanted to get the 1 trillion achievement, but having to collect my money makes me lose a lot of it compared to the hourly income.

    and the new screen has way more loading time.

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  17. Being a Mogul, this has really hit me hard. What does being a mogul do for you now? Anything? They need to do something for all they moguls they have completely screwed over here, perhaps let them convert into a Fearless or Maniac.
    Also my total hourly income dropped by 35 million an hour. I had been making 395 million every 55 minutes, now i make a "possible" 360 million an hour. thats only IF i log on every 2 hours. then add on the fact that you can only upgrade one at a time, instead of ten like we used to...
    There needs to be many new improvements, and quickly.

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  18. Also, the best property to upgrade right now is the Warehouse. R.O.I. is 2 to 1 compared with the next best property, and 6.5 to 1 when compared to the mega casino.

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  19. Rumor has it that they are seriously looking at revamping the collection times on the new property system due to the universal negative reaction to the property changes.

    I actually like the new flash format and interface and I can live with having to collect the money, but the two hour collection time on the Mafia Mike's/Restaurant definitely hit some players hard. Particularly those who had bought a ton of them when they were tied to mafia size and some who bought them based on the rumor that they weren't going to be robbable.

    I also heard that players who are still on rackets will stay on rackets until they finish their rethink and that robbing will be delayed (from March) until this is sorted. But one idea is that they may go over to 1/2/3 day collections.

    This is purely rumor though and may be completely unfounded or speculation.

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  20. what about this new Chop Shop? is it worth collecting all 50 pieces? these cars are any good?

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  21. So far I have a collected an armored limo, a Volk Luxury sedan, a Ronin motorcycle, and a Zhar-ptista sedan from the chop shop.

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  22. i still hv rackets...hope tht i get properties...rackets give u peanuts...ie if u want the money achievements...also i hope i get my skill points back..i spent 180 odd on it...

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  23. What are the highest lvl? Can i upgrad how often i wish?!?

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  24. What the hell man! There was a time when i used to lose diamonds in Mafia wars. Now i am stuck with rackets. I wn't complain about the fact that i love rackets. The problem is that i have to go online everyday to collect all the takes and if i dn't do so, i will lose all my diamonds and i will have to restart collecting diamonds all over again! I have a friend who changed her rackets into properties by changing class. I will try and ask her more about it and see if it's possible or not.

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  25. Just noticed that with the properties change (or sometime between the change and now) upkeep costs on all NY inventory went to zero, except for the speedboat.
    If you are going to be away from the game for a few weeks, like I am, I recommend selling all your speedboats so as not to slowly drain your cash on hand.

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  26. how far can you upgrade the properties. At what point do you own the properties? i have reached level 303 for flophouse but its not mine yet

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  27. I still have rackets :(

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  28. I love racket more than properties... but Now my account have properties instead of rackets.. I made like 3 billion per 3 days.. but now.. I have to log ever specific hours to protect my money and collect it.. :((

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  29. has anyone maxed out these properties? what is the max level for them? I have the flop house at 1301...

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  30. http://mafiawars.wikia.com/wiki/Properties It says here that you can't max out your New York properties ;)

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  31. I'm getting ready to bank my first trillion with a "T". Took me forever with new format. Should I bank it and upgrade, if so which property should I dump it into?

    Or should I just keep going for the 999. That will takes years at this rate. I make 375 mil/hr. Casino is at 777, hotel at 500 and the rest around 100.

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