February 6, 2010

Yakuza or Triads Episode 3; Bangkok Strategy

The battle for Bangkok rages on, and the ever present question still remains - Yakuza or Triads? I figured this would be good to post up as soon as possible, as there is a definite advantage of choosing one faction over the other in Episode 3.

I have broken this post down into two sections. If you want the short answer, in Episode 3, Chapter 2 - pick whichever side you fancy. In episode 3, Chapter 3, pick Yakuza every single time. For exact differences between tiers and faction-specific loot, read on!


Episode 3, Chapter 2

The Yakuza tier:


The "Truck the Cargo to Kuala Lumpur" job is Yakuza-only and drops the MalayMobil Helang (vehicle; 19 attack, 34 defense):



Alternatively, the Triad tier:


The "Ship the Cargo To Jarkarta" job drops the Triad-only Komodo Dragon (weapon; 34 attack, 22 defense):




Conclusion:

There is no real advantage to choosing one tier over the other here. Note that the "Hijack a Boat Load of Electronics" job will need to be repeated for consumables down the line, so consider finalizing the choice with your lowest faction.



Episode 3, Chapter 3

The Yakuza Tier:


The "Sink A Chinese Metals Freighter" job drops the Yakuza-only Seua Daao Sub (vehicle; 35 attack, 22 defense):




Alternatively, the Triad tier:



The "Steal Japanese Auto Shipping Containers" drops the Triad-only Fugama Kame SUV (vehicle; 33 attack, 22 defense):



Conclusion

The "Offload The Cars Onto A Waiting Barge" job is Triad-only and costs 1x Satellite Phone (a consumable dropped earlier in the tier and used in other episodes extensively) while the Yakuza-only version does not require a consumable. As a result, you always want to pick Yakuza in Episode 3, Chapter 3. There is no reason to pick Triad for this section.

Pick whoever you need faction points with for Episode 3, Chapter 2.
Bookmark and Share
Digg this

22 comments:

  1. Speaking of consumables, have you noticed that in Cuba you can no longer buy PCs for C$500,000? Just like Bangkok, if you want extras, you'll have to spend those precious GF points!

    ReplyDelete
  2. Haven't noticed.. I have well over 1000 politico corruptos. I left it on my wishlist for months and people sent me their extras lol.. i figured the price might go up one day.

    ReplyDelete
  3. Completely terrible change about the consumables, really. Used to be able to toss cash into speeding up leveling, and now they put up this GF point thing.
    On the up side I have 3500 PCs, but the market's probably extremely saturated with them to make much of a difference.

    ReplyDelete
  4. so anyone knw the mastery rewars for ep 3 (adressing mafia wars guide)

    ReplyDelete
  5. I've asked for help 3 times in Take Down A Rival Pirate Outfit job but it never posts and I can't find the link. Can you help me with that?

    ReplyDelete
  6. "I've asked for help 3 times in Take Down A Rival Pirate Outfit job but it never posts and I can't find the link. Can you help me with that?"

    I am in the same boat.
    Can anyone help?

    Heres my prof link...
    http://www.facebook.com/Wexic0?ref=profile

    ReplyDelete
  7. Are the ep 3 loots giftable?

    ReplyDelete
  8. So where do you get the Pirate for the Steal Japanese Auto Shipping Containers?

    I haven't picked up any yet and Don't see it as a mission reward anywhere.

    ReplyDelete
  9. Where do i get a pirate from for episode 3 chapter 3?

    ReplyDelete
  10. Has anyone had this problem and if so how do I fix it???? I've posted the Moscow job: "Rob The RossijaBanc Central Repository" 3 times an I receive the message that it's been completed each time. Problem is that it's still at 0%. Not sure what's going on. Thought maybe someone out there might be able to help. :)

    ReplyDelete
  11. I'm on episode 3 chapter 2 in Bangkok. The job "Hijack A Boat Load Of Electronics" under Triad has been completed. when I try to complete job "Ship The Cargo To Jakarta" or "Return With A Shipment Of Weapons" it says "You cannot do jobs for the opposing gang!" These are the on;y jobs available to do. It is also saying "Choose your alliance to unlock your path" which I thought I already did by doing the "Hijack A Boat Load Of Electronics" job. What am I doing wrong????

    ReplyDelete
  12. Episode 2 Chapter 2
    "Break a Triad hitman out" and "Help Rub Out A Bosozoku Leader" are the jobs open since I locked out Yakuza on "Pay Off The Guards At Bangkwang Prison". However the "Help Triad" button is still visable and the words "Choose your alliance to pick your path" is still lit up. When I try to do either of the jobs I listed at the beginning of this post, I get the same message as Anonymous said above "You cannot do jobs for the opposing gang" what gives?

    ReplyDelete
  13. I am also having the same problem as the 2 posters above...I have even did Triad jobs in episode 2 so I can have allied status with Triad to see if that would work and nothing...so don't waste your time & money with that...I am stuck at the exact same point as both of you and I hope someone knows the answer or if any of you 2 found the answer if you could please let us know what you found out...I'm sure there are alot out there with the same problem as us...
    Thanks :o)

    ReplyDelete
  14. can anyone tell hw to make alliance with triad n yakuza at the same time???
    to earn the achievement..

    ReplyDelete
  15. >can anyone tell hw to make alliance with triad n yakuza at the same time???<

    Very simple. When you go fighting, you'll see that you earn 2 trust points for the opposite faction, while losing 1 point for the faction the defeated person belonged to. So you have just to decide wisely who you want to attack and in the end you can get allied with both factions.

    ReplyDelete
  16. what job i need to do - to unlock the bossiness of the consumable ?

    ReplyDelete
  17. Hey um in steal japanese auto containers where do I find the pirate?

    ReplyDelete
  18. I finished Pirate in bangkok..and got nothing as reward!!
    Is it like that???

    ReplyDelete
  19. What about Chapter 4...what are the loot drops episode 3 chapter 4??

    ReplyDelete
  20. You'll want to pick triad on chapter 2 now that animals come into play. Will need those Dragons.

    ReplyDelete