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Saturday, December 22, 2012

Toys for Tots RC Superbug 11/22

Get an RC Superbug, vehicle [214/157]
Special Contribution Item

Fund Raiser for Toys for Tots! 
1 = $3
6 = $15
10 = $25
20 = $50
50 = $120

Friday, December 21, 2012

Mizutech Pelican join VIP before Dec 31 12/21

Mizutech Pelican, vehicle [217/217]

Excellent Blog post on  VIP Membership Facts

In another push to get people to join the VIP program, Zynga is now offering this vehicle if you join up before December 31st. You will receive the item on New Year's Day.

Here is an overview of the benefits (from the pop-up)

End of Days: Snipe and Shank Bundle 12/21

Snipe and Shank Bundle, only *cough* $99

You get 5 Virago, henchmen, [213/141]
+60 Skill Points
5  Hogan Easyrider, vehicle [141/213]
and the Snipe & Shank, weapon [242/229]

Like the last several bundles they have offered us, my reply is the same:
No Sale

Arena Event #2 12/21

Forest Machete, weapon, Ruby level [157/222]
The last "Arena Event" Luchador was so much fun (snore), and there is so very much already going on in the game to keep players really busy, Zynga added yet another (expletive deleted) event. Here it is:

Here is what you see when you click the little question mark:

So we have yet another consumable? collectible? item, the Crest. If you can collect up to 250 Crests you can get the Ruby level Forest Machete. This is an event I will most likely not participate in at all. Too much other stuff going on, and I am not a fan of the Arena. Have fun!

Thursday, December 20, 2012

%50 off Reward Points and Game Cards 12/20

%50 off Reward Points and Gift Cards Now

Nutcracker Sale Event 12/20

This reminds me of Dungeons and Dragons, if we played in chainmaille.
This sale event is just like the Royal Flush Sale Event . Seven days of items, with increasing quantities and increasing bonus' attached. 

Click Here to view all 7 deals:

If you purchase one of each day's items, you will end up with 28 loot items & 28 skill points for 315 Reward Points. That's 11.25 RP per item plus you get the skill points. If you're inclined to spend money on the game, this is probably a pretty decent deal.

The Small Print: The best part of this, is that this *will* count towards the Guns N Mistletoe Sale Event so you're really getting a lot of bang for your Mafia Wars buck on this one.

***UPDATED*** Richie's Stash Limited Time Beg-a-thon 12/24

Oh look, there was too much going on in the game, so Zynga added one more thing!

Right here, on the banner, where it says "Ask For Parts" is an "Any Part" beg post, so there are some more parts for you there!

Ask for parts, this means lots and lots of begging, right?
I see eight items to build, and since I am a VIP player, I see absolutely *nothing* that will help my numbers except for the reward for leveling up this thing, the Bagpipe Player:

Bagpipe Player, henchmen, bronze level [130/210]
To get Bronze, I need to build all 8 items.  Almost time for some math, old school.

Here is what clicking the little question mark gets us:

This one explained pretty well for a change! Nice work Zyngons!

The begging: Four different parts, each part can be posted every 8 hours. Yes, all four parts, every 8 hours, five parts from friends clicks per post. We also, of course, have the option to spend Reward Points on this (expletive deleted).

Here are the items we will be building:

I added up all the parts needed to build all 8 items for the bronze, and I got a total of 96 parts needed. Since we can only collect up to 75 per day, that means, maybe tomorrow I will get to Bronze level Bagpipe Player.  

If I did my old math correctly, I see 600-675 parts available to us in the 8 days and 15 hours alotted. I wonder if we can complete this more than once? I guess we'll find out.

 Also, I do not know if we will need even *more* parts to build the Silver or Gold levels to get the Bagpipe Players.


Uh Yep!
We will need even more parts for the Silver level: Here is the build pop-up with the numbers needed for Silver items: Even better Stats!

Using old math I cam up with a total of 144 parts needed to make all 8 of these items to get the Silver Bagpipe Player. Let the begging continue!

Gold Level: Best Stats!

Gold Level builds will take a total of 240 parts! Get to beggin'!

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Guns N Mistletoe sale event 12/18

Guns N Mistletoe Sale Event ends 12/23/2012 at 11:59 pm Pacific Time

The Reward for all this spending: Lil' Blue, vehicle [varies]

Oh look at that tiny small print:

*Offer ends 23rd December at 11:59PM Pacific time. Only items selling in the marketplace are eligible for this reward. However, items selling for less than 5RP, Treasure Chest items and Skill Point Reallocation *do not count towards the prize*.


We have a new Pay to Play Secret District-The Mold. I have 27RP to unlock this and I am thinking of doing it to acquire the skill-points. Cheapest you can get skill points from the marketplace on sale is 10RP for 4SP. So this would yield a lot more at a fraction of the cost. 2x Property builds are a great bang for your buck as well. So if you looking to add Skills and have the time and RP this might be a nice fit.


Sunday, December 16, 2012

Strangers Swag 12/16/12-Grocery Clerk


Heads up Folks...We have a new Strangers Swag! Grocery Clerk: 110/175. Share them and grab them from your News Feed. Some of these are really nice art wise but now real relevance to the Mafia or Crime gangs. So probably a good thing you can only grab a few of these as who wants an Army of Grocery Clerks when the other guys have an Army of Jackalopes? Be Merry...



Well folks we should have seen this coming as we have been exposed to the pattern of overloading events, then about a week of quiet, right back to... you guessed it, OVERLOAD. I guess it keeps things from getting boring and gives lots of choices to all styles of play (I am of course being sarcastic here).  
The new robbing sprees are energy based. Isn't that just what we need when we have had to pack on Stamina to evolve with the game? Moving on, we have to ask for and acquire the STARS OF HEAVEN in order to activate the robbing spree module and to grab peeks at where the alarms are located. You can ask for them periodically or send them using your 250 per day gifting limit. If you use tools for gifting some will allow you to send the gifts you want in percentage so you can take advantage of your Mbag bonuses and get the items you need for these gift-able events, in a timely manner. I must say I enjoy these events for the loot at no cost to my allocated RP. They offer some decent stuff and bonuses to your stats for a modest cost. I did prefer being able to draw on my large stamina pool but with the right planning we can use the stars to open entire boards and clean up on some goodies. Here's a snapshot of the Christmas themed items we can score with this spree:


I wish you all a Merry Mafia Christmas and all that other good Holiday stuff! Good luck with the event!