March 4, 2010

Chop Shop Update and Upgrade

Mafia Wars just announced an upgrade to the currently weak Chop Shop property. Currently, the Chop Shop produces 1 random vehicle every 24 hours, of varying quality, making it a fairly useless item. However, here are the slotted changes noted on the fan page:

We're updating our Chop Shop! Now, not only will you get car parts dropped from jobs and fighting, your Chop Shop will also produce car parts for you. Collect and turn them into hot vehicles. Also be sure to upgrade your shop to produce more car parts and unlock new rides! Updated Chop Shop coming soon!


Note that the Chop Shop is coming soon - it's not in game yet. Apparently, the chop shop will now produce car parts that can be turned into vehicles. I'm guessing players will be able to choose which vehicle they want to construct, so if a player who already has it all wants to collect 100 car parts for a top tier vehicle, he can do so, while a low-end player will be able to make some decent vehicles for a much lower cost.

Additionally, note that these car parts will drop from fighting and jobs - giving players a chance to earn extra vehicles that way.

Finally, it looks like the Chop Shop will now be upgradeable to different levels, enabling it to produce more cars or car parts. We'll have to see. Not sure when the upgrade is due in.

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Note: Collection pieces from the Valentine's Day Collection event (which are no longer collectible, but still able to be vaulted) are increasing rapidly in value. I expect a similar situation (but not quite to the same degree) with the mystery bag collection if they ever discontinue the mystery bags. Perhaps stock up on a few to be safe, and if you have a Heart Tattoo left over from Valentine's Day, know that it is now quite valuable!
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30 comments:

  1. Yay! Maybe this is when we will all get properties.. :D

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  2. it seems to be up already

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  3. I can already start upgrading my chop shop. You can upgrade to lvl 10 and there are some VERY interesting cars out there ^^

    http://img341.imageshack.us/img341/641/chopshopupgrade.jpg

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  4. Heart Tattoos are valuable... interesting. Anyone know where to go to trade Heart Tattoos?

    I have a few (and I stupidly gave them away for free a few days ago).

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  5. My chop shop is also up... It looks like different car parts drop from different cities. For instance, you need cuban car parts to build certain cars, russian for others etc. There are two rare pieces (bulletproof glass and solar panel) that go into making two awesome cars. One gives +5 energy, the other +5 stamina in addition to atack stats!

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  6. How did you upgrade your chop shops so fast?

    I need so many car parts, it's not going fast for me at all!

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  7. The chop shop can be upgraded until level 10,i think...i'm level 5 already..you can produce only cars...not car parts...rebel 2 is the best car on the chop shop i think 40 attack - 45 defense + 5 stamina...all the cars are below 50 defense 50 attack....so... i don't know if it's really worthy...

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  8. i dont have a chop shop option anywhere on my mafia wars =(

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  9. i have a question, i keep getting B$65k from fightsin bangkok, which (a) is not possible, and (b) doesnt show up in my account, does that mean i get that money in some other city(NY?!)?
    i get that quite often!?

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  10. you get $65K NOT B$...

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  11. Look carefully and you'll see that when you get $65k when fighting in bangkok, it's not Baht (denoted B$65k) but dollars (denoted just $65k) -- you won't see the initial 'B'. If you read the text right above the attack buttons, it explains it. If a player was in Bangkok when they were added to the fight list, but then moved to NY before you attacked them, then when you attack them they are in NY, and any money won/lost will be NY money. You still get the faction bonus though. So when you see +$65k, it's getting added to your NY money.

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  12. yeah, thats what i thought, i just found it weird, since the money icon isnt the us$ icon, but the baht one.
    thx though!

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  13. Specifically, why is the heart tattoo becoming more valuable?

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  14. because with every vaulting there is one less, and cannot be obtained any longer = they are RARE. even more than 4th of july loot /which dropped price because of mystery bag wishlist reward/

    im sitting on 12 v-day sets at the moment, and the price rises every day.

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  15. a few weeks ago you could trade a lloyd for a heart tattoo. now you can trade a heart tattoo for 20 lloyds. (lloyds have also dropped in price somewhat, so maybe that's not the best example, but it's one that came to mind).

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  16. I have the whole V-day set vaulted, but I have a second set that is not vaultable. Is this a bug or can you only vault one set?

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  17. you can vault only 1 set, in few weeks you will be able to trade a set for lotto piece.

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  18. Hey Stan, what would you need for you to trade me 1 heart tattoo?

    -Kulfi

    FB: http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?ref=profile&id=100000163330321

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  19. I can't even fucking get this now... I am a loyal player and I am still stuck with retarded rackets.

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  20. is only the heart tattoo valuable or is the bear and other vday pieces valuable too? Cuz i got some of those and would like to trade if they are worth something.

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  21. the heart tattoo is by far the most valuable, but all the rest are valuable too now (about 20 lloyds for heart tattoo, and about 1 lloyd for each of the rest). but if i were you i'd hang on to them (i snatched about 3 collections worth myself when they were still running, and i'm glad i never got around to trading them away, which i was planning on until they turned them off). they are still increasing in value, and they all may even eventually become staple high-value rare pieces that are high in value simply because they are rare (like the 4th of july canon for example), and not because anybody really wants one that badly.

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  22. DAMN!!! so those heart tattoos are really valuable.. i just gave away one of my heart tattoos last month for nothing.. someone posted a wishlist and i had an extra so i sent 1 to that guy.. lucky him.. i have 3 heart tattoos - vaulted one, gave away another and i'm keeping the last heart tattoo that i have until someone offers me a lotto piece for that..

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  23. i don't have a chop shop option in New York. Help me how's to do. :(

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  24. So rackets = no chop shop?

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  25. WILL TRADE ANYTHING FOR THE HEART TATTOO!
    MY NAME IS MONICA CARLTON!
    ADD ME AND MSG ME AT FB: http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?ref=profile&id=100000601935627

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  26. Does anyone have a link where you can trade for items, like the Heart Tattoo? And can you post i? Thanks!

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  27. Try Jessies Junkyard. Great trading group I highly recommend. http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=372831308318

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  28. Thanks for posting the trading group Rob!

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  29. I can use a heart tattoo as well, http://www.facebook.com/#!/profile.php?ref=profile&id=644752833
    I will generously reimburse for it.

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  30. heart tattoo, extra will trade out
    http://www.facebook.com/home.php?filter=app_10979261223#!/profile.php?id=100000805932681

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