July 14, 2010

Las Vegas Jackpot Weekend Starting Friday

Looks like we are in for another round of double job mastery, double fight loot, and a "special bonus" where we will be able to collect Mafia Wars Las Vegas loot. I am going to go out on a limb and assume this will be different from the Whack the Rat Jimmy Vegas mission.

We will find out shortly. It starts Friday (guessing Friday night). Looks like they are really pushing players to finish Bangkok with all this double loot. I will not be surprised if we end up with a bunch of free $B, since that is the real bottleneck rather than Job Mastery.
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  1. Yeah, come on Zynga, give us more baht. A double money weekend would be nice. I've finally made it to L4 of Assassin but it will take me weeks to finish it, given the cost. I've switched to a Mogul character type but progress is still sooooo sloooooooooooooow. I would have liked to finish Bangkok before starting Vegas but now I'll jump straight into Vegas when it begins and let my Bangkok property money build up in the bank until I have time to go back

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  2. Since when was any city easy??? It's difficult, but doable..
    I'm waiting for Vegas..

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  3. Guys, it's not hard. Just sell your stuff from previous episodes that are unneeded. You can then put that money to good use, paying for those expensive jobs in Saboteur and Assassin.

    If you sell all the previous, unneeded junk and you're still short on cash, you can do the most profitable jobs over and over again. There are quite a few that pay 63-65 baht per energy invested. Don't rely on your shitty Bangkok properties to give you cash. Good luck!

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  4. How much Baht do you think it takes to make it through Bangkok? I'm finishing up Moscow and about to start. I have a little over 4 million saved.

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  5. I personally think Zynga doesn't care if you finish Bangknok, what they are really interested is that newer players don't get that that far behind (a few thousand new players every day), think about it, why would you do Cuba if by fighting you can get better loot that the mastery rewards even, Moscow is almost there too, by the time you have enough energy to go through that, most of what you get will be useless. I also suspect that Vegas is going to be a whole new page, new systems, new rhythm, basically Mafia Wars Volume 2. I wouldn't even be surprised if a Cuba and maybe Moscow get "discontinued" soon

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  6. just a rough estimate but over 200 million baht

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  7. Which job gives the most bhat/energy?

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  8. If they were trying to help us complete Bangkok, they wouldn't be releasing too many "limited time jobs" or "limited time cities"

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  9. bangkok was by far the hardest episode. moscow wasnt easy but when they nerfed it, it became doable.
    money is a huge bottle neck, i had 20 millions saved up for the last two episodes, i had already sold all the useless items, and it had to farm money like crazy to pay for the new ones.
    i was a lvl 2500 energy account back then and it still was a huge hassle!

    i am curios about las vegas, since the early access doesnt do anything for now, and the seemt to have thought up a completely new system for vegas. we will find out soon!

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  10. anyone noticed? when i accept mystery bags, its says theyre from 'chicken' includings a nice chickens head, but the picture of the person is the proper one!?

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  11. Did you get in?

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  12. I think pretty much ppl got in (myself too), is this the 3rd we in row in which we have double loot or double exp?

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  13. Bangkok is going slow because of the Baht issue but i'm really not stressing too much - because of having to do jobs repeatedly for money I have most of the attack and defense items available that I need (that don't cost Baht to do the jobs) only half way through episode 7. At the end of the day, making the money to progress and at the same time farming for the best fighting items isn't that bad is it?

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  14. New Rule:
    You are not allowed to complain about lots of new content in the game.
    If you like the old one, it's still there

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  15. The only episode aside from 6 & 7 that you need to keep your purchased equipment for is episode 4 (for the job that drops Forest Scorpions). You can sell everything else. Plus, if you have mastered level 4 of episode 6, you can sell some of the equipment that you bought for the finale. But it is still going to be tough to finish level 4 of episode 7...you really need a LOT of Baht!!!

    On another note, did anyone besides me get affected by the data glitch on 7/13? I was rebooted twice! They gave me a bunch of GF points but I lost a ton of loot!!!

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  16. ahhhh...i forgot about the forest scorpion and just sold all my episode 4 loot so I can do 5B =(

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  17. I just got 20 RP, Banded Krait and the xiamen Tiger from the faction store animals from Zynga for free.
    My account has been stuck on Bankock level 7 mastery 4 for weeks. Only the first 3 jobs were available. They just opened the rest and gave me the 2 animals and th RPs as an apology.

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  18. the chicken and chicken head pics were used by zynga before for users who were using the autoplayer bot to run mafia wars while they are away from the computer. they might still be using it or another bot to do it, it's zynga's way of "calling out" those using hacks to play the game unattended, thus giving an advantage to the player. i usually boot them from my mafia if they are using hack bots like that. seriously, it's a free game, if you have to cheat at it, that's just sad.

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  19. Actually, I was fairly sure the chicken head is something applied by one of the spockholm (or other variety) of applets for players who were exploiting by making their mafia name blank, thus untargetable.

    Hence, they were chickens since they were trying to avoid getting attacked.

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  20. i remember people made blank names through various methods (none from spockholm that i can think of), but can positively say that it had something to do with the autoplayer as well. my friend tested that script and had a regular character name with regular lower case letters and it was changed for a bit to the chicken head. he didn't like the auto script and ditched it and shortly after the chicken head went away. i guess we will need a definitive answer from zynga regarding this.

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  21. I accepted a mystery animal and this came up under the picture...any idea why we need more animals?

    You have: 1293 Animals
    You need: 3256 Animals

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  22. is it me or did zynga nerf the Battle Your Way Through The Temple job? now it is 403exp/194en ratio? can any1 tell whats the best exp/en ration-job now??

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  23. from a zynga's forum:
    Just got word that the Event will not be turned on for at least the next 8 Hours. If I get a more exact time to share with you guys, I will.

    Sorry for the confusion, an inconvenience.

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  24. The energy players are going the way of the dinosaur. Zynga is intentionally doing this because too many players just dump points into energy for hundreds, even thousands of levels. Now that FIGHTING drops some of the best loot in the game, their intentions are being made crystal clear.

    Further evidence to support this claim is the double loot drops that are occuring almost every weekend now. That equals double the best Moscow, NYC, Bangkok loot PLUS doulble the non transferable High end Fight loot like Zeus and Devastator... both with over 50 attack.

    And finally... Las Vegas. This city will be the final nail in the reign of the energy players. Stamina will play an even bigger role than ever before. Fighting already returns about 2.20-2.40x stamina/EXP ratio... better than the best jobs in any city.

    I am Shinigami King. I am level 456 and my mafia is 300 strong. 80,000+ Mafia Attack/Defense... all thanks to fighting ALOT. I would now like to thank the Old World Energy Players that are making my phenomenal rise to the top possible, by only having like 5 12Gauge Shotguns to defend themselves when I attack. :D

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  25. Well, Shinigami King, let's see how long it takes you to level when you hit level 2000 which requires about 24,000 points to reach the new level -- how long does it take you to do 10,000 fights?

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  26. MWG - New Info Released About Vegas Loot Event

    It starts at 10 am PST on Friday July 16

    The special loot is the same as what dropped a few weeks ago. The announcement on the fan page was that they're giving away the same bonus for those who collect all 7 specials.

    Hopefully now I can finally get the elusive high roller and a couple more Big Blinds.


    And to the person who said fighting was becoming better, I totally agree. The fighting only HEL is amazing and drops frequently. I do about 400 fights per day and have had pretty good success in getting HEL.

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  27. There were many rollback errors & glitches in Bangkok! And the early players that got the passport were able to get a large bonus of baut after finishing level 3 in one of the early episodes. Another problem is that you have no clue how much items will cost until the next chapter opens up. I am on Episode 7, Chapter 3, Level 4 and need almost 15 million baut before I can do the job for the chain vipers! And how much money do I need for the finale job? We need some help like they did for NY (money laundering) or Moscow (it's raining rubles).

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  28. Since I have over 1000 stamina now at level 450, I don't think leveling will be an issue when I'm level 2000 @ Anonymous (7:07am)

    If you are able to level up off of energy then it will be even easier for me since stamina pays out better exp ratios than energy :D

    But that is really a moot point. I don't need to level quickly. I ice many energy players well over level 2000 daily because.. well, they are energy players lol. It doesn't matter how high anyones level is when they fight me. I have 232 Cobra G7s.... (its a HeL vehicle in case you dont have any :D)that equals 12,294 attack. And that is just one HeL item... I'm not even going into the rest. lmao.

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  29. anthony, how did u get so many cobra?

    i have spent almost 30000 stamina points and have only around 50 of each...

    :(

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  30. add me on Facebook @$... I'm more than happy to share my winning secrets with everyone :D But to simply answer your question. I use all my stamina for attacking (over 1000) and I level up about 10 times a day. So thats about 10k stamina a day. I guess I did 30k in about 3 days?

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  31. sent u a friend req
    my facebook name is sahl

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  32. My god Anthony, do you still have a life? I don't mean to insult you with that but I have 650 stamina and to spend that all takes me little less then half an hour. + it's incredibly boring. Doing what you do is completely impossible for people with a job or who go to school and have other activities besides that. This, I believe, is the majority of people. That's why an energy account is 'easier': you don't have to spend hours a day on this game. Again, I don't mean to insult you or anything. You probably have vacation or something.

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  33. @ taranis "brawler" ever heard of it?

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  34. @tara or attackx..

    anyway the fight loot drop % seems to have droppped significantly after the event started..
    used to get ~10-15%drop with ~25-30% HEL..
    now i only get ~5-10%drop with ~10-15%HEL.. :(

    hopefully its just coincidence tho'..

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  35. is the vegas loot still capped at 10 items of each? or can we now get another 10 of each?

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  36. Anyone else notice that they are no longer receiving baht from fighting?

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  37. Seems to be capped at 10 - if you got it last time - no more for you
    I am noticing no significant difference in HEL drop
    Att: 100,458
    Def: 98,430
    and climbing

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  38. I agree with Taranis, spending a thousand stamina, one point at a time is brutally boring. Dumping tens of stamina into one target also seems unsportsmanly. Thus, I prefer the robbing. Are there any bookmarklets that will cycle through the different targets?

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  39. I think the cap is 10 too

    it's tough to get the money from bk because we're all popping the live player first.
    Anyone can double click power attack and get 10 in a row now it's pretty cheesy. Perhaps they should make health cheaper so we can live longer than 3 minutes.

    Fight drops have been nerf'd but they are still worth it

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  40. i would recommend 'attackx' or the 'mwap player rebirth' which includes the attackx script. just google those names and you will find the answers you need.

    BUT: SCRIPTS LIKE THE ONES MENTIONED ARE NOT ENDORSED BY ZYNGA AND CAN GET YOU BANNED!!!!!!!!!

    i had a regular account at lvl 750, which was very time consuming to achieve. so i made another profile and started from scratch. now i have a lvl 3400 energy account in the same amount of time. i use evil scripts amd just do shit about once a day myself. this game is way too time consuming, and if vegas is again hard/bothering or whatever, i might actually quit for good. its just a game after all.

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  41. important update on the vegas loot event. if you already got the maximum amount of items last time, then nothing happens for you this time!!!!
    you might wanna update, mafia wars guide!

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  42. Yeah Zynga has screwed us again. It's just a re-run of the one they did a couple of weeks ago. No new loot if you already got your limit before, and they nerfed the drop rate again. Getting more arcticheski gus and that kind of lame moscow crap and less Zeus/Devastator/Ruby Red/Etc.

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  43. It looks like Mastery loot is affected by the double loot. I finished Vor and got two Cossack Armored Vests

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  44. Lol@Taranis. Don't worry, my social life is pretty good. I work and go to school. I mostly play mafia wars from my phone/laptop while working and at school :D Since I work from home its not an issue at all. Don't worry, no offense was taken... I'm pretty hard to offend really.

    @Anonymous: Of course Taranis doesn't know about Brawler or anything else that functions like that program. If he did, it wouldn't take him over an hour to go thru 650 stamina XD. I go thru 1000+ stamina in about... oh say 5-6 minutes? Bout 10x a day? Still less than an hour a day actually playing the game sooo... yea, I think I'll stick with my tried and true method.

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  45. Really, Anthony... it's a game, for heaven's sake.

    If you want to take it seriously and optimize your strategy to avoid boredom, please do. If you want to use scripts, please do. If you want to feel king of the world for it, please do. If you want to come to a blog dedicated to leveling energy accounts and playing "the energy game" and boast about being top of the world because you play the game in different parameters, please leave.

    I like the fighting AND the energy and I thank this guide for being a constant source of information for the energy part. Please, stick to the parameters of the blog and comment about energy strategies instead of using it as an ego raiser.

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  46. what happens when u get in?

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  47. This thread is now about spiders.

    Spiders have 7 legs and a smiley face. You can paint pictures of them and sell them for hundreds of $'s. You can also use them to pay for your credit cards. Spiders are awesome. :D

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