If you collect(ed) baseball cards, you've probably seen websites where people open random packs and show you what cards they got. In a sense, it feels like you
have absolutely nothing better to look at on the Internet are opening the packs yourself.
In that spirit, realizing I had 4 Gold Treasure Chest keys, I popped the treasure chests tonight and thought I'd share the "AWESOME STUFF" I received.
I can remember opening treasure chests and getting 20 and 50 RPs, or items that blew away my top 501 in stats. With that expectation in mind, I opened Treasure Chest #1 to find..
Wonderful! A Scissor Sister! I wonder if this is one of the members of the alt-rock band Scissor Sisters? Either way, the 28/51 stats would only be useful if
today were President Obama's January 2009 inauguration you are a relatively new player.
Even though Mafia Wars hypes every Gold Treasure Chest as containing "awesome stuff!", I gave Treasure Chest #1 an 'F' on the awesome scale.
On to Treasure Chest #2, where I uncovered...
Not as bad as #1, but an Animal with 58 Attack - while better than the Diamondback from Las Vegas - is beneath the Meadow Viper (62A) and Sea Eagle (74A) from Italy.
In any event, since you can't trade Treasure Chest Loot, the Diamondback is the highest attack Animal that you can gift, trade, or put on your Wish List. Still, the Hopi Rattle Snake might bump your Mafia Attack stats up a couple points. So I award it a 'C' on the awesome scale.
Treasure Chest #3 revealed some "awesome stuff" (of course) in the form of...
A vehicle with 62 attack points appears decent - and is better than any attack Vehicle in Vegas - but is well below the Phantasm (67A) that has dropping as Fight Loot out since
In 2011, however, the Remorra Gray is useless, given the superior attack Vehicles from the new Italy regions: the Giove Velocita from Calabria (65A), the Pontiff-1 from Citta Del Vaticano (66A), and the Marco Marino AF from The Eternal City (68A).
So Treasure Chest #3 gets a 'D' on the awesome scale.
On to the final Treasure Chest...
Treasure Chest #4 actually is the best of the four, because Vehicles with defense above 60 have been hard to come by. This is why the Foo Fighter has held its value for so long and remains a top trade item.
The Popemobile from Citta Del Vaticano (62D) also edges out the Foo Fighter, but two weeks ago, nothing much did - other than the coveted Jackal ATV from the Secure Rudolph Operation (67D).
So I awarded Chest #4 a 'B' on the awesome scale.
Overall, though, Treasure Chests are just there to open when you stumble upon a Golden Key in your Secret Drop. The loot can barely keep up with the current state of Mafia Wars, and I haven't seen RPs come out of a Treasure Chest in awhile.
It should go without saying that NO ONE should spend so much time playing a computer game their valuable
time blogging about a computer game Reward Points to open a Treasure Chest.