February 19, 2010

Respect Gift Safe House; Strategy

Looks like the Valentine's Day gift safe house has been replaced with the "Respect" Gift Safehouse.

The idea is generally the same as the previous gift safe houses - you ask your friend for gifts, and if they accept, you will get a gift in your safehouse. Additionally, the "Love Meter" concept has stayed (if friends send you a positive gift you get 10%), so when you get 10 good gifts, you will get a reward.

The difference is that there appears to be different levels of respect - you start off at 0, and when you open 10 gifts, your "respect level" will rise to 1 in addition to getting a reward.


The reward for hitting level 1 is a switchblade (weapon; 14 attack, 16 defense):

Thanks Jeremy for the picture!

..which is pretty poor. However, in theory, the rewards could increase in value as you level up. I will keep an updated list - if you happen to hit some of the higher levels that haven't been updated, leave a comment or send an e-mail, and I will update accordingly. Here is the list so far (items are awarded upon reaching level):


Level 1: Switchblade (weapon; 14 attack, 16 defense)

Level 2: Grach (weapon; 20 attack, 10 defense)

Level 3: Puggio (weapon; 17 attack, 23 defense)

Level 4: Zip Gun (weapon; 24 attack, 16 defense)

Level 5: Samurai Helmet (armor; 12 attack, 28 defense)

Level 6: Ma Barker's Machine Gun (weapon; 30 attack, 20 defense)

Level 7: Ghillie Suit (armor; 16 attack, 42 defense)


So it appears that the items are indeed increasing in quality as levels rise. It seems like quite a bit of work though to send out all those gift requests and get them all answered for an item that only has 42 defense.

Reaching level 7 is the cap at the moment - hopefully it will rise soon? Not sure what to think about such lousy rewards.
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  1. Off topic: I just started Episode 3 of Bangkok. It says "level 11" (Yes that is level ELEVEN not ONE!!!) and need a huge amount of money to just get started!!!! Anybody has/had the same problem? I messages Zynga but they haven't responded.

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  2. That's happened to a lot of people - don't know how to fix - I'd contact support.

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  3. level 1 is only +5% per positive gift

    makes it more interesting, hopefully the reward also

    and level 2 item is a grach, don't now the stats yet

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  4. grach is 20 Attack 10 Defense.


    It's just a weapon from the pre-moscow-release event.

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  5. Hi, This link show what you got for RESPECT GIFT HOUSE. LVL 1-2-3-4-5-6

    http://mafiawars.wikia.com/wiki/Respect_Safehouse

    LVL 6: Ghillie Suit att:16/def:42

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  6. Don't forget to say that you get a very nice looking Water Gun (18/12) if someone pushes the "No Respect" Button :)
    I think everybody should hold one in his loot lol

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  7. water gun is stronger than a chain gun??? what a joke

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  8. I assume that it doesn't end at level 7 right?

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  9. It actually does end upon completing level 6, strangely enough. Not wasting my time until they raise it..

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  10. Has anyone tried it the other way, that is getting the squirt gun enough times to get 100% disrespect? Maybe that's a hardcore item...Remember A Bronx Tale? Would you rather be respected or feared?

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  11. just got to lvl 2 respect, and got a CM Dragon instead of the Grach...

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  12. ^ I got the Grach.

    Seems they changed the gift house up a little.

    Today I received new items that I hadn't before:
    (these are old items though)
    Ru-357 Pistola x2
    Kunai x1
    Hedge x1
    Gene Splicer x3
    Bandanna x1

    yay :D

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  13. The new gift house items are the latest nerf in this game. Before I could receive decent loot like the Tiger Tank and Galea and Chariot. Now the best thing seems to be the Gene Splicer and that is not that hot. Add the crappier loot to the fact that the bonuses for giving gifts has dropped and the mastery items are so lame, and it is almost pointless to invest much time in the gift house right now.

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  14. my respect meter has gone down now four times and i'm stuck at level 2 :(( what's a problem???

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  15. completed level 6 and got the ghille suit but was expecting that this ends but it didnt and went on to level 7

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  16. The new items are total crap. At least before you could hope for a Chariot or a Tigertank... Now there's nothing good in there, unless you're a very low level player. C'mon Zynga, spice it up a bit!

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  17. I've gotten to Level 4 on my Respect Meter and it's started suddenly dropping to zero, all by itself. I've opened more than 50 gifts today and the highest I've gotten is 55%. Damn bugs!! I'm sure it will be back to zero by morning. Gotta love these apps that "almost" work! *shakes head*

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  18. I'm glad Zynga finally changed the items so now I can get a handful of items I didn't have before.
    However, I wish they would just increase this number to include nearly ALL the past items, with a VERY rare chance to get 25 GFP items! :/

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  19. Just started respect level 8!
    Though there were only 7.....?

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  20. do you get any from level 7? 'coz i dont!

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  21. my respect meter can't pass lvl 3 65% altough i opened a lot of respect gift. everytime i received a new gift, my respect meter always end up for 65%........ this has happened since several days (maybe a week) and i don't know until when... ???
    please help.... ;(

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  22. Am now at respect level 13,... but haven't gotten ANY reward gifts for moving to next level since level 7. Gifts have definitely gotten less valuable. Wish the Tiger Tank, Galea and Chariot would make a come back. Until things change have stopped sending out any gift requests -- just not worth the time.

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  23. Agree with Dave. There are no bonus items after level 7. The gifted items are really bad now too! Not really a point in asking for gifts until they change them.

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  24. I'm level 8 - no bonus from moving past 7.

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  25. HI, ich kann keine Respect Gifts verschicken. Ich kann den grünen Haken nicht setzen. Kann mir jemand sagen, an was das liegt?

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  26. Oh sorry, again in english: I cant send any respect gifts. Because I cant set the green hook for choosing the respect or disrespect. Can anybody help me?

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  27. FYI - if you rapidly press the "Send Gift" button, the recipient will receive the number of gifts equivalent to the number of times you pushed the button before the page refreshes.

    Tried this with mystery bags and items with no luck.

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  28. Hi, I am stuck at respect level 10.
    EVERYTIME I receive respect, I rise to Lvl 10, 65 pct then when I log on again a few hours later the respect has automatically reduced to Lvl 10 to 10pct. Nobody has sent me any disrespect, so the system must be reducing the respect randomly
    WHY WHY WHY
    This whole respect thing is now a waste of time.

    Dew

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  29. I've made it to level 12. The gifts are now all junk and there has been on bonus since level. I'm sticking to the mystery bags.

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  30. Gifts are junk, it's true. I was hoping that the respect meter topped off at 10, but looks like that is not the case. Now that they have added this chop shop thing, and also new search and help thing, it complicates everything even more. I think I may just drop the respect challenge and move on.
    If you are not gaining on respect, it may be caused by clicking multiple times to send multiple gifts to each sender. There was a glitch that allowed us to do that. I believe it is possible that Zynga stepped in and the result is not getting respect bonuses and in some case respect loss.

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  31. My respect meter has been gaining and losing 5% on level 3, I should have reached level 4 last week, but it gets to 85%, then moves back 10-15%. I send gifts and send gift request everyday.

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  32. Yep, same problem here... been stuck at Lev 3 for weeks. It was at 85% this morning, back down to 15% this evening. Didn't open any gifts in between, and no one's sent me disrespect in ages.

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  33. i am stuck at level 4...i open boxes and come to 4 95 and then i fall to level 4.0 again and it did that like 5 times or more.. and i just gave up with this save house... just sending them to couple of friends so that they get the free xp.
    i wrote to zynga 1 month ago and i didnt get anything back.. FUCK YOU ZYNGA!!

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  34. I'm stuck on Level 11 and have been for about 2 weeks. I don't get it...I level up to about 55 % then the next morning I'm down again. I am about ready to quit using the respect part of the game. it's too frustrating.

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  35. My respect now is 20+, but how come I'm not getting any special since level 10... My respect will turn 21 tonight but I'm not expect any surprise item

    -Don Gatzilla-

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  36. Lost all respect on level 11 during the night. I think I will start sending the mystery bags and forget about the gift safe house. I can't figure it out.

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  37. So, I just finished level 8 and didn't seem to get anything special. There's very little that is special anyway, except I do like the bonus of 100 experience pts, 50 jobs pts or 10 stamina.

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  38. I wonder if we keep getting respect up then we have a better chance of winning the Mafia Wars hoodie or even the iPod Touch? That is the only reason I keep going.

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  39. I have problems with getting respect, friends send it to me but get the message: You do not have a request for gift from Psyche.
    For 4 weeks its going on now, dont know what to do??

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  40. im having the same problem when asking for respect, my friends click on my request only to be told there is no request, anyone know how to fix this??

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  41. just installed firefox instead of ie and all seems to be working fine there so think is an ie clash somehow, hth someone

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  42. My mafia can't seem to recieved my gift request and everytime they send me respect I get a message saying there is no request, anyone have a 100% solution yet?

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  43. If you're friends are trying to send you respect, and it's claiming that they you never sent a request, then try sending your requests from a different browser. I was sending them from firefox, but I have so many javascript and popup blockers for ff that I was failing to receive any gifts back. It works when I use Chrome, Opera or Safari, though. I haven't tried IE, because IE blows even more than the respect meter gifts do.

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  44. Has anybody gotten beyond respect level 30? I'm at 95% on level 30 and now it seems that for every respect request my current respect drops 5% (convenient to keep you from going beyond level 30).

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