February 8, 2010

Yakuza or Triads Episode 4; Bangkok Strategy

Since some of you have been asking, here is the Yakuza vs Triads post for Episode 4 (Commandent) of Mafia Wars Bangkok:


Chapter 2

The Yakuza Tier



The "Set Up An Opium Shipment" job drops the Yakuza-only Forest Scorpion (weapon; 25 attack, 37 defense).


The Triad Tier


The "Set Up The Import Of Illegal Chinese Arms" job drops the Triad-only Hung Fa RPG (weapon; 39 attack, 20 defense).

Conclusion: It makes no difference whether you pick Triad or Yakuza here; either way you are going to be using drug shipments.


Chapter 3

The Yakuza Tier


The "Pass On Information To The Thai Police" job drops the Yakuza-only Royal Thai Army Jeep (vehicle; 38 attack, 25 defense). This job also requires the use of a Satellite Phone.


The Triad Tier


The "Eliminate An Insurgent Escort" job drops the Triad-only BRM-38 (weapon; 23 attack, 38 defense).


Conclusion: By siding with the Triads in Episode 4, Chapter 3, you can get out of spending satellite phones. None of the loot is worthwhile here so that is a non-factor.

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Short Answer for who to side with in Episode 4: Does not matter for Chapter 2, and side with the Triads in Chapter 3.
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19 comments:

  1. Some have experienced the episode "locking" if you change between triads in the same episode... can't say I have noticed this happening, but it's something Zynga are aware of.

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  2. well i'm locked in episode 2 when i changed from yakuza in ch-2 to triads in ch-3...it just says"u can't do jobs of opposing gangs"..and i'm just stuck there

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  3. On episode 4, chapter 2:

    Notice that looting a forest scorpion requires a drug shipment. Looting a Hung Fa RPG doesn't.

    The other job associated with each of them does in reverse.

    Even though it really doesn't matter how you pick during the first 3 levels.

    I would pick Triad on level 4, in case you ever and to go back and loot some more in the future.

    Triad does require more energy to complete though..

    -Javier

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  4. My game has skipped episode 3 chapter 2 and has gone to 4. I need the phones and can't get them because I havent opened chapter 2. Does anyone know how I can fix this??

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  5. email zynga about that

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  6. how about the energy efficiency ??

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  7. Not everyone who follows this blog will have a mafia of 500 and not everyone who follows this blog will have purchased or farmed 500 zmeya carbon blades or klyk-9 machine pistols. Some will have only recently finished moscow. For those people who we can call "everyone else" a brm-38 is actually pretty good hence is worth consideration when choosing factions.

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  8. it there any loot here worth keeping to improve your defense or offense. cause i think both episodes 5 are going to require lots of money and i only have a little so do i sell the items needed for jobs in episode 4 for extra money

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  9. For Chapter 2 it's a good idea to go with the Triads. Consumables are the same but the energy spent to money gained ratio is much better in the Triad Tier. And we all know how important money is in Bangkok.

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  10. The "Set Up An Opium Shipment" which job drops the Yakuza-only Forest Scorpion weapon will be useful when they split out the Animals from other loot.

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  11. How do you loot a drug shipment? I am stuck on this because I cant find where I do that and dont want to buy the drug shipment in the marketplace.

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  12. I'm having the same problem! I even tried the buy some chem. on the black market, but havent gotten any. HELP pls!

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  13. I'd like to know how to obtain the"armored elephant"

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  14. ne mogu da predjem na epizodu 5,a predhodne sve zavrsio..u cemu je problem?

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  15. i cant enter episode 5A even though i have already
    mastered episodes 1-4

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