October 21, 2010

Triple Old City Mastery

As some readers have noted, Mafia Wars is giving players a reason to go back and complete levels in New York, Cuba, Moscow, and Bangkok, with the Triple Old City Mastery feature:



This has advantages for both old and new players: If you were just starting this game, you would NEVER sludge through New York (yes, sludge - I live there) to get your coveted 4-attack Armored Truck.


You *certainly* would never endure the Mafia Wars equivalent of childbirth to scratch out enough Baht, little by little, plus the 4,900 necessary Satellite phones, to progress through Bangkok. Instead, you would jump right into Las Vegas... and then Italy, where the loot is 20x better - and you can speed through the opening levels.


If you're a veteran with unfinished jobs/levels, you also want to focus all your Energy and Stamina in Italy as it opens, rather than the Avtoritet Level in Moscow.




So the Triple Mastery program (coupled with the occasional 2x Mastery bonus gift you can get/receive when doing jobs) will give you the incentive to get through those top tier jobs (where you're getting 1% or 2% mastery otherwise) AND pile up some Baht to but whatever's still worth buying in the Faction Store.


Nice move by Mafia Wars here.

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15 comments:

  1. I really don't think the 3 x mastery will help much....

    The backlog is usually with cash or consumables. More mastery means less drops and less cash. You will still have to do jobs over and over to get enough to move to the next tier...

    3 x mastery = scam

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  2. bad move on zynga on secret missions that are looting collections, i dont like that i rather prefer the hard missions with my top loot.

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  3. You also get 3x the cash when doing a job that grants mastery though, so you are getting the same amount of cash as without the 3x mastery, so that helps at least. The drops I can see still be an issue though.

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  4. I actually skipped cuba when i started to play. I'm doing them now and getting a lot of skillpoints.

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  5. i was planning to finish off moscow since i only had pakhan left... left vegas for a while to collect cash and this triple mastery was an awesome boost to finish up moscow... now i only have 1 job left and i am done with moscow.... as for bangkok i havent even started it yet LOL xD
    Vegas is more fun hehee

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  6. a lot of players had this old city bonus long before they announced it

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  7. Money has always been a problem for me in Bangkok. And still is. :(

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  8. Indeed, Phoenix. I'm sitting at the last level of mastery in chapter 7 waiting to start on the Finale because, wait for it... I don't have enough Baht to buy everything.

    It would have been nice if we could redo jobs in Bangkok and get the triple funds to speed things along, but NO... Zynga instead rewards newer players who started later. Now people are going to get that Giant Centipede before I did because I was unable to gather the funds for everything needed in the Finale.

    Oh, Zynga... -sigh-

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  9. Zynga does NOT CARE about its players. PERIOD.

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  10. I sludged through the majority of bangkok without 2X or 3X mastery bonus and now they do this? I think it sucks. Maybe a weekend special or through a Secret Drop it would be OK, but I don't like it.

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  11. Suck my lolly! This triple mastery helped me master the Gold mastery of Boss!!!

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  12. For those that complain on lack of Baht, you do know that once you master a level all 4 stars, you can just sell back the items used and get tons of cash. Just leave the stuff needed for Satelite Phone job in level 3.
    Pro tip!

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  13. I have the suspicion that the triple mastery-opportunity is already gone. I am crouching through the boss-levels in New York. Did anyone else notice this?

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  14. cash form bangkok was less but now with triple mastery u can get cash easily

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  15. After reading this I feel like a pro! I finished New York, Cuba and Moscow and I am almost done with Bangkok (ep 5b lv4 mastery)

    i have done a bit with veges but nothing substantial and only the first job in Italy

    I remember when i was doing Moscow thinking how unbelievably painful it was just getting through it.... then i started Bangkok and it got worse.

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