April 21, 2010

New Mystery Bags

It seems that mystery bags just got a makeover. First off, and thanks for this, the "3...2...1" counter is so much faster. It now only takes about a second to open instead of 5, which is a very nice change.

I opened some bags and didn't get one of the already-giftable free gifts. Instead, I received:

- XP Bonus
- Keys to open a gold treasure chest (+10 reward points possible here)
- Daily chance tickets
- Energy boosts (like truck drivers, fixers, etc)
- Attack Boosts
- Chop Shop and Weapons Depot construction items
- Items off your wishlist
- +30% stamina boost
- +5 free skill points.
- Baht (based on level)

I definitely consider this change an upgrade. The rate at which you get good items is more common now and items still drop off the wishlist. It is also a lot more convenient too with the increase in the rate of items dropping.


A little strategy:

You can add high-end Weapons Depot items (such as the Railgun) to your wishlist and then as you open bags, you can find a lot of these items. This is how a few players have 50+ railguns already; rather than trading for them, they simply found them via mystery bags!

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Just some info about this "exclusive" mystery bag: as far as I can tell, there is nothing exclusive about it.


When I clicked "send bag", I was simply taken to this screen:

..which is the same screen you get taken to when you gift mystery bags normally. I think however that mystery bags which come through this invitation end up in a different screen on your Facebook requests page, which is how you might end up with a split between gifts, like so:

The contents appear to be exactly the same.
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62 comments:

  1. Will this give you Lotto items do you think?

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  2. If you Wishlist stuff like the Railgun or Solar Flare car you can get (or gift) the item BUT you do NOT get the bonus (+5 Attack, +6 Stamina, etc.)

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  3. no lotto items - no collection items at all come to mention it.

    and yes, you do not get the bonus, but people are able to collect lots of railguns this way

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  4. Got 30% of stamina from Mystery back.

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  5. I got 20 RP from my gold treasure chest

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  6. i´ve got also many many many bangkok money very useful. :)

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  7. Yes, this seems to be a definite upgrade. I am not noticing near as much "limited edition" (ahem) loot off the giftlist. Boosts are useful at any level, 21/x items... not so much.

    A note on the 30 percent stamina boost. It only adds 30 percent to your current stamina level and it does not carry over above your normal max stamina.

    I opened one of these with 10 stamina and received 3 stamina. And when I had full stamina, it didn't add anything at all.

    It is something to keep in mind when timing mystery bag openings.

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  8. i found a key to unlock a golden chest, but why the heck when i opened a chest, my RP were reduced???

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  9. If u notice the A list fm wishlist ratio drop compare to old mg before upgrade. But getting none fm those limited gift is great. This work well for farm acc to get loads of hunter, mugati, railgun

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  10. I opened about 60 bags today and got
    5 Skill Points
    1 RP point
    1 Golden Chest Key
    30% Stamina Refill
    2 Cuban Smoothies
    3 Sting Grenades
    2 chop shop items
    2 Items on my wishlist
    1 Free Boost: Surveillance Camera +154 robbing defense skill (haven't seen that before)

    And other boosts not worth mentioning. -knuckles k

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  11. I just got a couple of Mr Hot Sauces. Between this the Chop Shop and the Weapons Depot, it takes the sting out of losing my beloved rackets... a bit.

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  12. NEVER use the key that Myst. Bag give you ,or you will lost : RP point + Key x 1 ..
    What's the point of [FREE] key ?

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  13. I used the free key I got from the MB and got those 20 RP points so that's strange. I never lost RP by using it.

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  14. Just won a free lotto ticket :D

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  15. I got a lotto ticket and a gold key out of the bag. I used it and got 10 RP, haven't lost anything. -knuckles k.

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  16. You said, you didn´t notice +5 Skills Points. I can confirm, Skills Points are also dropped. I received +5 Skills Points twice, plus 2 Hunters, 2 animals, 100 Exp, several Reward Points, 2 Gold Treasure Chest keys, free lottery ticket, 30% Stamina and loads of different boosts. Let´s hope, the drops stay this good, as normally they turn lame again after a couple of days

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  17. Well, there still seems to be a couple of mathematical glitches abound in the game.

    I'm sitting at 5 RP (damn Treasure Hunter achievement... even ON discount!) when I got a free key from the bags. I tried opening my Gold Chest, when it told me I didn't have enough RP to open one. Though I still have the free key.

    My friend pointed out that one time he tried getting stat points on discount. He was sitting at 30-something, but it said that he couldn't afford it. To up the hilarity further, I used an E-Pack earlier today to dump into lv. 4 phone collecting. The menu glitched, though, and claimed I couldn't do the job because I was sitting at only 70 En, when I really had 2870.

    Weird mathematical glitches indeed.

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  18. f.... zynga and their bugs ... I had 21RP, gathered for few days ... bought 2 gold keys in promo for 2x5RP and ... first open correctly and then what happened? I have 2 TWO RP left and 1 gold key which can;t be used because "You don't have enough reward points to purchase this item. Buy points below." .... aaaaaa ;/ ;/ ;/ ;/

    where to complain about that crap?

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  19. The same shit with RP... I had 19 RP, bought one key for 5 RP and now I have 5 RP. WTF? :/

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  20. also there is stamina puff (30% of ur current stamina)
    and energy puff also 15% of current energy

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  21. Hey I got a free key and used it, but I didn't lose any RPs ... So may be it's a bug that is affecting a few accounts [or randomly] or may be you used the gold key to open a normal chest ??

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  22. I had a free key and opened the chest, everything was ok. But now I bought discounted key...

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  23. I got stinking antique opera glasses from my 2nd golden chest. They suck!

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  24. Out of topic, but I need to ask, did anyone lost some of the Reward Points? I've just lost about 10 RP, yesterday I had 94 RP, or something like that, and today I have 84 RP, and I'm definitely sure that I didn't spent any RP for purchase something.Anyone have this situation?

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  25. i have an extra diamond to trade

    i need a pair of the regent diamonds

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  26. http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1468057367&ref=profile

    my facebook id if u want to trade

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  27. I don't think people are losing Reward Points; I think people are accidentally clicking on those special offers on the fighting and robbing page. I did the same thing because they put them in a bad spot and if you are clicking really quickly, then you will hit the purchase button.

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  28. I got baht
    like 13000 baht 2x after each nice update D/

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  29. defenetly not for me, PR disappeared after I have bought key and opened chest.

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  30. so if i wishlist lotto/diamond set, i won't get anything off my wishlist right from the mystery gift?

    I've had the diamond set as my wish list, and i stopped getting stuff off my wishlist, i figured i was just getting shitty luck.

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  31. i suspect they are not doing Las Vegas next because of the US currency / New York Robbing debacle. It would just be too easy for most users to immediately fully upgrade businesses.
    Maybe they should use Chips?

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  32. I have several accounts. On one of them (my main unf) I'm quite sure I got cheated for RPs when opening a golden chest with a key. As you've noticed it first subtracts 9 RPs (my guess regarding the bug mentioned above) and then hopefully gives them back. something is bound to wrong there once in a while. In any case I've had no problems with my other accounts (apart from not being able to open them with the key)

    Any yes, if you only have diamonds on your wishlist you'll never get anything from there.

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  33. And another tip, NEVER open several mystery bags quickly one after the other. The new page can't handle loading 2 bags at the same time. You're bound to loose 2/5 bags.

    And if you haven't tested it, the new page now works with the Chrome browser as well.

    /Paul

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  34. just bought some yakuza assassins and my total attack went down wtf?!?! instead of my attack going up by about 1000 it went down by 1000

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  35. Just got a kingfish powerboat out of a mystery bag 20A/34D. So much for not getting garbage out of them.

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  36. just opened 2:
    Horse Training Whip 24/13
    and a Golden Ticket 25/13
    meh....

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  37. i had the same thing happen to me with treasure chest keys and reward points today, RP being used up instead of the actual key. so i just sent an e-mail to customer support, and they fixed it in no time. supposedly it happens because of server delay, or something like that.

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  38. Same with the others-- got a free golden key, adn lost ten GF points. I'm not too impressed.

    But anyways, they've got a new achivement, for what I'm guessing for Paris, something about a "Paris Challenge", which I honestly think will be gaining entry for Paris. Thought I'd give you the headsup.

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  39. another headsup, did anyone notice that you can increase the size of your mafia using stat points? the plus button is orange color though, and i am not sure whether is it another trick by Zynga to get us to use 20RP for 10 mafia.

    Any one tried clicking the orange Plus sign?

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  40. Yes, it just gets you to the old recruit page where you can recruit your friends.

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  41. Yesterday I got a free mafia member and a boost that was supposed to increase stamina by 30%. Didn't happen, but I did get the extra member..

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  42. Till now i havent got any lotto items from the bags

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  43. I just received a loot item off my wishlist... a bulletproof glass...

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  44. niceeeee i got a railgun from a mystery bag!! so put the best items on your wishlist!
    can i ask sth out of topic?? is there an e-mail address where i can send e-mails for bugs in the game? like customer support or sth?

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  45. the increase of 30% stamina is only on your current level of stamina. so the best is to clear your stamina till 50% or so for maximum gain. If your stamina is 100% it doesn't go above it; ;-)

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  46. click on your "view achievements" tab in MW. there are some new one's at the bottom that we've never seen. by the looks of it, they'll be opening Paris before Vegas (?). looks like some new gameplay... and some new bugs to get fixed :)

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  47. A complete list of what you can get in the current mystery bags:

    Most common by far:
    - Boosts
    - Chop Shop items
    - Chinese New Year Collection item

    The rest:
    - XP Bonus
    - Daily chance ticket
    - Items off your wishlist
    - +30% stamina boost
    - +5 free skill points.
    - 1 RP
    - Limited edition item (Kingfish Powerboat, Ranger Body Armor, Howler Monkey...)
    - Baht
    - Free gift (limited time) item
    - Extra mafia member

    This doesn't mean you have a 1/13 chance of getting a wishlist item. I's say There's more or less 40% of getting a boost. Chop shop items 30% of the time. Chinese New Year Collection items are also overrepresented (say 10%). So I'say there's roughly a 20% chance of getting any of the other items.

    So to get something good: First 20% of getting a 'rare drop' and then you'll have 10% chance of getting any of the rest on the list (if they have equal chance, which I doubt).

    I'd say farming for wishlist items is a waste of time. When the bags first came out you had something like 20% chance of getting 5! items on your wishlist. They changed that to 1 item after two days though. But the 20% chance remained for a while. Those were the days...

    All these figures are of course just a very rough guess from my side.

    /Paul

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  48. OK, so Daily Chance collection items don't drop according to the list. But what if you have them on your wishlist? Has anyone had luck that way?

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  49. New just now...

    All businesses have been converted into properties similar to new york (take must be collected at different times >_<), added new achievements.... and a Paris limited time job/event!!!

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  50. they nerfed the bangkok businesses, instead of collecting my usual 45,000 baht or whatever every 6 hours, i just now collected almost 300,000. they also gave some new upgrades to all bangkok properties. all business can now be upgraded like new york properties and some of the others like black market ammo and piracy have been redone. also you can travel to a paris page for a limited time only. something about needing maps to do the jobs, will let mafia wars guide do his thing here though and explain it as im not good with that kind of thing. anyways there are three limited edition items that can be gained here they are :

    Parisian Fixed A:30 D:61
    French Kiss A:75 D: 45
    DaVinciQ415 A:63 D:103

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  51. Paris event starting

    need 1 more mafia

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  52. there is a glitch on the robbing page. right now it keeps always showing at least 7 of the 9, usually 8 of the targets as easy targets even though they're not. on my page i will attempt to rob some of them, fail and when i rob another and the details go away and suddenly their easy title changes to medium or hard. this is quite annoying, as you dont know what to expect when attacking.

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  53. Properties in Cuba, Moscow, and Bangkok have changed to resemble format for New York properties. Maybe we will soon be able to rob in other cities?

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  54. Usually don't post, but I read this site everyday and really appreciate the info... some recent new editions to "my" mafia wars...

    1. Burners on the robbing page give you a chance to call in backup on failed robbery attempts. I received 4 "Burners" to start.

    2. I am able to collect Parisian maps... and it seems chapter 1 of paris will unlock in ~2 days. I am able to collect 5 maps every 24 hours + maps drop when you do other random jobs. I've collected 24 or so already.

    3. They seem to have converted businesses in all city's to the New York type property page.

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  55. PARIS IS OPEN FOR A LIMITED TIME, but it told me I needed 308 mafia to go there. I'm currently at 307.

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  56. All businesses have been converted into properties similar to new york (take collected at different times,
    *PARIS* limited time job/event three chaptrs..@monday 12:00amPDT..job starts from this monday.!!!collect daily 5 paris maps from now....
    three new achievements...
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    Clean Sweep
    Earned by going 9-0 when clearing the robbing board
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    Chimney Sweep

    Earned by going 9-0 100 times when clearing the robbing board
    #
    Mona Lisa

    Earned by completing the Paris Challenge Mission

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  57. Math glitches?
    What math glitches?

    http://img256.yfrog.com/img256/5010/mwscreenshot.jpg

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  58. I just got a Mafia Member from a Mystery Bag... :)

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  59. Just got a key which opened a chest with 50 RP in it. I used it to get Scarface stuff, cuz he's so cool.

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  60. I don't think Baht is based on level. In one bag I got $140,000 then in another only $13,000 within seconds from each other. --knuckles k.

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  61. i received a mystery bag from a friend i opened it and it had 1000rp,but they are nowhere to be seen???.

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