April 2, 2010

Easter Crime Basket Limited Time Event

It looks like Mafia Wars decided to roll out a last-minute Easter event after all. Fortunately, this is a week-long event, starting today and lasting until April 9th at midnight.



This event is fairly straight-forward to finish up, but it seems like it will be a little more difficult than previous events. Here is how it works:

Step 1: Master the Easter Job to 100%

This is the easiest in the bunch. Simply repeat the limited time job and get to 100% mastery. No matter which of the 3 jobs you end up picking, all of them will add to your mastery total. The 5 minute job gives 1% total, the 8 hour job gives 12% total, and the 24 hour job gives 20% total.



Just make sure you are always doing a job and this will be finished in no time. For mastering the job you will get the Golden Egg (collection piece). There may be an additional item reward - will know soon enough.

Complete the Easter Egg Collection

Unlike the previous holiday event collections, collection items are no longer drop randomly from fights. Here is where you will find each egg:

Striped Egg - Crew Collections
Polka Dot Egg - Crew Collections
Checkered Egg - Crew Collections
Plaid Egg - Crew Collections
Paisley Egg - Free Gifts (friends send them to you)
Last Year's Egg - Random drop from the limited time Easter job (all 3 choices can drop this)
Golden Egg - Rewarded for getting to 100% mastery on the Easter job.

Yep, crew collections. This can be kind of a pain, since helping your friends does not give you one of the eggs as well. The only way to get an item is to have a friend help you out or have one gifted to you (by trading or by a 2nd account).

How to Help Friends

Search your news feed for a Mafia Wars message such as this:


After agreeing to help out your friend, you will get the following message:


Once you click "Start Searching", it will work just like any crew collection. It does not appear as if the job is hidden in the last tier you were in - I ended up helping people in Bangkok and then Moscow without ever changing cities. This job can be done to help your friend find the item:


While doing the job, you have a random chance to find the egg. The drop rate is not particularly good - perhaps around 5-10%:


Notice that my reward was 200 XP, not the Striped Egg. Only the person you help gets the egg, you have to have someone help you in order to get an egg!


Getting Friends to Help

This is pretty simple - just go to your collections page and click "Ask Mafia" next to the Egg Collection.

If someone completes the process listed above, you will get your egg. While it seems that up to 5 people can assist you for each call for help, unfortunately, you will get the same egg each time rather than different eggs (at least in my initial experience).

There is an 8 hour cool-down between asking for help, so it will take a bit for everyone to get their eggs.


At any rate, for vaulting the collection you get an Easter Metsubushi, which I am guessing is a weapon with 26 attack and 48 defense.



Step 3: Complete the "How Eggsciting" Achievement

Pretty simple here - this achievement is rewarded for vaulting the collection and mastering the Easter job.


Step 4: Find the Thugs Bunny

This item drops randomly (but rarely) from any of the limited time Easter Jobs.


If you do the 24 hour limited time Easter job each time, you will easily master the job by the time that the event is over. However, due to the essence of the random number generator, if you want a sure-shot to get all your items, you will want to do the 5 minute job quite a few times - if you just do the 24 hour job 7 times, there is a decent chance you could end up with no Thugs Bunny and just a bunch of extra collection pieces.

I'm guessing the drop rate for the Thugs Bunny from the 24-hour job is somewhere around 20-30%. As a result, if you did the 24-hour job exclusively and didn't spend any godfather points to speed up the timer, there is a 8% (if the drop rate is 30% to 21% (if the drop rate is 20%) chance you will wind up without a Thugs Bunny. It's hard to say just yet what the drop rate is - just know that you've been warned!

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And that's it for this event. If you are having problems getting people to help you out on the Crew Collections, try helping a few friends out and then posting on their wall to let you know you did so. They will be much more likely to help you back in that case!
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47 comments:

  1. I was just wondering if you could do a list of what the "best in slot" weapons were. And by that I mean the ones you can either get in loot drops, or buy from the faction stores in bangkok.

    Obviously a list of the myriad of items u buy with GF points would be pretty useless. With the new robbing I can see this being pretty popular. And I know you refer to the "best in slot" on each job page, but an overall guide would be awesome. Or if you could point me in the direction of where I could find suck a list.

    Thanks! I love your blog (you got me thru bangkok fast and efficient!), keep it up!

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  2. The link for that is here:

    http://www.the-mafia-wars-guide.com/2009/10/mafia-wars-moscow-best-weapons-vehicles.html

    As noted, I only listed faction items and items that drop from jobs. Special items or things that really aren't procurable in mass quantities (like chop shop cars) haven't been mentioned. I may put some chop shop notes in there though.

    Maybe I will make the link a bit more prominent as well, as a lot of people had the same question.

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  3. Ask Mafia is not working neither in FF3,6 nor IE8... damn it is frustrating...

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  4. I got the last year's egg first time doing the 5 min job and the thug's bunny the third time doing the 5 min job. Thug's bunny is a nice armor item.

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  5. For the 5 minute job I got an Egg Crate Vest. I know from other ones, that each level gives out a certain item. I guess this is the item for the 5 min. job. It has 16attack and 23defense.

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  6. So... the Golden Egg might become one of the most valuable tradeable pieces in the game if you can only get it by completing the job - meaning nobody can get more than one, and the vast majority of folks will want to use theirs to vault the egg collection.

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  7. I can't get the Ask Mafia button to work in any browser! I've tried IE8 (32 and 64bit), FF 3.6, and Chrome. This blows. Is there a work around or some trick I'm missing?

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  8. Just edited the Ask Mafia part - I think you need to have 1 egg before you can ask for help, just like with the other crew collections. The Paisley egg is a free gift and only takes a second to get.

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  9. You don't need to have one egg to ask for help, I confirmed on my account.

    Chance of not getting Thugs Bunny if you do 24 hr job seven times vs. drop rate of Thugs Bunny in 24hr job:

    8.2% if 30%
    9% if 29%
    13.3% if 25%
    19.2% if 21%
    20.9% if 20%
    47.8% if 10%
    69.8% if 5%

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  10. is it confirmed that the 5-minute job will give you that weird vest ? I've done that job 20 times so far and all I have received is a couple of last year eggs and a thugs bunny.

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  11. So far it seems like all everyone is getting is the Striped Egg. Anyone getting anything else? My guess is that you'll get them in sequence. They probably did this to guarantee that you'll get each instead of randomly...plus I noticed it's got an 8 hour cooldown which is nice. They seem to be concerned about people getting this done in time. Are we sure this will last a whole week, and not just until sunday?

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  12. i really really hate the new process of finding stuff for the crew collections..

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  13. chop shop has 3 new cars and can now be upgraded 2 more times, also new car part; high tech car part.

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  14. i got a "Golden Ticket" (gun) drop from the 8hr job...and an "Egg Crate Vest" from the 5min job...do you think there will ve a vehicle from the 24hr job ??? (similar to the whip/horse trailer/binoculars from the St. Patricks Day job)

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  15. Can you get more than 1 Thugs Bunny and is it giftable? Thanks!

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  16. for the egg collection, they are dropped in sequence. once you ask for help, all people that help you will find that egg, so if you ask for the striped, even if one person found it, if others help you they will also find you the striped, not the next egg you need. so basically, for each egg you will have to wait 8 hours to ask mafia for the next one.

    thugs bunny was found in any of the easter jobs, i found mine doing the 8 hour job once, others found it doing the 5 minute. it is not giftable.

    not sure about the other drops, haven't seen the egg vest or crate thing drop at all.

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  17. Anyone know whar the "Golden Ticket" is? I just got one from the 8 hr Easter job...

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  18. Thought someone said the "Golden Ticket" was a gun...

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  19. Does purchasing the Thugs Bunny through the market place count towards completion of the event or does it have to be 'found'?

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  20. The Golden Ticket looks like a gun, so I'm gonna take a leap of faith and assume it's a gun ;)

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  21. I got a "Toy Box Car" from 24 hr job
    24 Attack 14 Defense

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  22. Special Easter Items in the Marketplace rotate around--there's no more eggs next to skill points purchase :(--knuckles k

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  23. egg is armor, I heard not a weapon.

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  24. F*ck once in a lifetime I fell for their scheme--spent tons of points to get the blasted 7 "secret" items. And here is my reward:

    "You have successfully found all of the eggs! For your reward, you have received... 20 Reward Points!"

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    Thank me later.

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  29. Why is my crime easter collection not vaulting after I have all the eggs?

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  30. hey I have the same problem I collect all my 7 eggs and doesnt vault at all. What the heck is going on???? They better fix it since the deadline on the 9th. NOT TODAY... ZYNGA BETTER FIX THAT DAMN THING....

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  31. hey I have the same problem I collect all my 7 eggs and doesnt vault at all. What the heck is going on???? They better fix it since the deadline on the 9th. NOT TODAY... ZYNGA BETTER FIX THAT DAMN THING....

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  32. I completed all the tasks for the Easter event and Mafia Wars didn't give a special reward for doing it. Perhaps there will be no special reward or it will be given when the event ends on April 9.

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  33. i have recieved 4 paisley eggs thru the gifting and i have asked for help every 8 hours it tells me that my friend has found a striped egg and it is not in my collection what is going on???

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  34. Has anyone noticed if you use godfather points to shorten the cool down time you get a thugs bunny? I have two accounts and did this on both and both of them gave me a thugs bunny right away but when I didn't do this I got normal stuff.

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  35. It never lets me ask for help on this egg collection... so the only way I can collect the dumb eggs is if somebody gifts them too me~

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  36. i spent all my reward point n didn't get a thug bunny............. mw sucks..............

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  37. Why can't I see the icon when I click to help someone look for an egg?

    What job is the plaid egg located?


    Mike

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  38. I already have 100% job mastery yet i still don't have the golden egg. what gives?

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  39. Has anyone come up with a solution for those who have all the eggs and still can't vault?

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  40. tired of nothing or just the last years egg dropped from 5min job

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  41. the payouts are way too weak, toy box car is trash while the cupid from valentine was awesome

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  42. All I ever got from any of the 3 jobs is the golden ticket, egg, and that ridiculous purple car... I did the 24hr job again but now the event will be over before it finishes. Ill have to try GP to speed it up, but I still dont think ill get a thugs bunny.

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  43. Speaking of the thugs bunny,my friend got 2 of them!!!!!

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  44. Anyone got Easter Plaid Egg for trade? Just let me know what you want and I'll see if I have it. Thanks!

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  45. i got easter plaid egg.. i need the golden egg.. help...

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