April 16, 2010

Street Thug Job Changes

As I'm sure many of you have noticed, the Street Thug tier got a stealth make-over sometime during the day today:


Let's clear some things up:

- First off, it's clear that this is 1) some sort of test and 2) rushed and incomplete.

- Secondly, there still does appear to be three tiers, though they may not be working for everyone.

- Thirdly, it seems like I (and many others) lost job mastery randomly on some of the jobs. As a side note, I tried mastering these jobs and while I was able to regain my lost mastery, I did not get a new skill point for mastering the job.

- Additionally, it does not appear to show any loot requirements to participate in the jobs. I think this is just a bug, since it doesn't show what jobs drop items either, yet loot still drops.

- Finally, I don't necessarily see this as an attempt to revamp the actual structure of the game but simply the developers converting more features to Flash rather than text. All the jobs in Street Thug can now be repeated really quickly and it seems like the conversion to flash will increase the ease of playing.


The Street Thug changes, bugs aside, do not seem to be a significant factor in game play at the moment. The most annoying thing about this update is actually all these new pop-ups that jump out of the screen every time I try to do a few heists!
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28 comments:

  1. I have had this version of Street Thug on my farmer account for a couple months

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  2. I have had this version of the street thug tier on one of my farmer accounts for a couple months. It sucks

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  3. hi everyone.. just got a bacarrat shoe from the lotto and was wondering if anyone is up for a swap for some items... pls contact me via my FB

    alphaq-@hotmail.com

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  4. Ive had this for yonks too id say more than a couple of months!!!

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  5. id like to note MWG: thats boosts for last 2 collection of bangkok have now been changed to their original one (chisel and boutonniere)

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  6. It's not flash. For now only properties and top mafia on home page ale flash-based.

    Thi revamped tier and robbing are more advanced HTML/JavaScript, but not Flash

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  7. I have had this version for at least four weeks, and after completeing each job to what should have been 3 times mastery I moved on. I figured I would have to go back to complete to 3x mastery, but once I completed the Boss tier I did get the 9/9 what else you got! reward, so I think it registers it, but we don't see it;)

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  8. I just opened a Mystery Bag and got an Ingred 9-9 (weapon 14 attack/22 defense). Just checked and yup, the free gifts you can send out has changed - there's a new vehicle (Charm 84MH), weapons (King Snake and Ingred 9-9), and armor (survival pack). I only have stats on the Ingred. I'm fairly sure all of them are weak and pointless to anyone over level 100.

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  9. So, regarding the "new" Thug tier, when I need to do a lot of jobs quickly to boost my car parts inventory, get a promotional loot drop (like St. Patrick's Day items), etc. that I can do the "Chase Thugs Away" job over and over for 1 energy and still get stuff?

    I tried this yesterday and didn't get a single thing. Has anyone done this successfully?

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  10. I started another account about 2 months ago and this is how the ST job tier looked already. To anon 10:09--it doesn't seem to drop anything but diamond cards and a couple of times I got sculptures (yeah, I tried it for loot drops, when I reached a higher level on that account--and nothing). Agree with you MWG, the pop-ups are seriously pooping the game--they're not only on heists, but for me pop up about every third fight too! BTW, has anyone lost money out of bank in Bangkok? -knuckles k.

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  11. The popups for robbing are annoying, as well. I haven't gotten them yet for the fights, but chances are I'll get them soon enough.

    Deeply, deeply annoying.

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  12. Same...I used it for mining car and weapon parts and the tier is no longer giving them out...bummer guess I'll have to get a buttload of butterfly knifes now as well...

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  13. I hate it. The old style was visually ugly, but this is atrocious.

    Also I think this is probably to fight the use of bookmarklets, which I am a fan of, at least the non-cheating ones. I like being able to hit a button to repeat a job a bunch of times or display the energy to xp ratio of all the jobs and stuff.

    That stuff probably won't work anymore in a flash system. That sucks...the ExpEnergy bookmarklet made fast leveling a lot less tedious because you didnt' have to stop to recalculate ratios.

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  14. I have also had this version for several months now. I also had to redo the third tier for most of them because I lost the mastery. At least the points are low....

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  15. You still get weapon/car parts from the street thug tier jobs it just doesn't show that it dropped. Check your inventory, do the job 1 energy job 100+ times, and then check inventory again. You'll get loot, it just doesn't show it dropping.

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  16. I've had this format for months, I thought it was normal?

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  17. Out of topic. Today when I go to Robbing page I saw only Mega Casinos and Tenements for robbing, I thought it is just one grid but it was same for the next grids. Anyone have the same situation?

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  18. @Anon above
    Me too, it's really annoying, cause you need like 100 stamina to complete them :s

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  19. "- Thirdly, it seems like I (and many others) lost job mastery randomly on some of the jobs"

    Same with me....

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  20. @ anon today 11:07, me too. It's different mixes but always just the 2, casinos and tenements.

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  21. @ anon today 11:07, I have been experiencing the same. Rather frustrating...

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  22. instead of making facelifts, they should focus on problems such as the stupid and annoying pop-ups during heists and the promo one when fighting..

    my robbing screen only displays casino and tenements as well..

    geez, zynga is really screwed up..

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  23. whats this thing abt tagged players and pin codes and all dat shit goin on in mafia wars

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  24. Same here, casinos and tenements only. I thought also it was just one grid, but I've completed 3 grids like that 9-0 and as a reward: brass knuckles, cane knife, and transaction records. Sad laugh. -knuckles k.

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  25. Glad I'm not the only one to have the tenements and Casinos problem...

    My last grid had 8 casinos and I couldn't clear it all, only have 120 stamina, and by the time I gained enough to finish it the grid had randomly changed....WTF Zygna

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  26. yeah im getting all casinos and tenements too lol. weird bug. kind of sucks because you can net a decent amount of weapon parts by hitting depots.

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  27. Seems silly to be converting so much to flash when ipad and iphone don't allow flash and they seem to want to push people to play it on their mobile.

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  28. LMAO ! yes, silly and contradictory it is !
    Like pretty much everything those moronic programmers/engineers come up with.
    Any one good idea gets tarnished by many bad ones or a lousy implementation.
    Flash is a technology that actually should not exist. Adobe failed to make it progress in the right direction when they ought if off Macromedia, resulting in anything Flash based that is played in web browser is a HOG on CPU usage and very prone to hang or crash your browser.
    Just try to launch Texas Hold'em poker or just sit on a new properties page or a while while doing something else in another tab/window and keep a look on CPU usage... it will eventually top up for no reason, and will return back to normal as soon as you close the properties page
    Very bad choice of technology indeed Zynga... Again ! Just like the iFrame adoption for Frames. Framing is in itself a good idea but iFrame is far from being a good choice, clunky and prone to clipping, especially when implemented by idiots who don't know their asses from their elbows. There are way better technologies available out there, why pick one of the worse ones?

    But I digress... Sorry, many frustrations with Zynga lately

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