Mafia Wars 2 is Zynga’s newest Facebook and Google+ game, and it makes huge advances in graphics and gameplay compared to the original Mafia Wars. It also makes huge gameplay advances, expanding in many ways upon the original. Here is a guide on getting started in Mafia Wars 2.
The game starts off with your character having just been released from prison after a 5-year sentence. Your turf has been taken over, and now it is your job to take it back. Sohow do you go about doing just that?
Early on in the game, you advance simply by completing whatever missions you’re assigned. The further you get on completing your missions, the faster you advance in gaining levels, the more weapons and armor you can get, and the more money and supplies you can make.
These missions help you unlock various areas– for example, you can get to Casino City and Granite Square. Casino City has a few missions, but initially, there is very little to do there compared to Granite Square. Later on, though, you can go back to Casino City and complete all kinds of tasks in various buildings, such as gambling or shopping, and earn the same rewards that you do in Granite Square.
If you see someone with a green bubble over their head,they have a new mission for you to do, but it’s not mandatory to talk to them. If you see someone with a black bubble with an exclamantion mark over their head, then you have a task to complete with them, but not a fighting mission – for example, questioning them. Usually this takes three or four clicks tocomplete, and you’ll earn money and experience for this. If you see a building with a black bubble with an exclamation mark over it, the result is the same – you can click it to complete a task and earn money and experience. If you see someone with a black bubble with a skull and crossbones over their head, this is someone who you fight.
In Granite Square and later areas, there are far more tasks to complete on your own that require no missions. You can even kick lamp posts or check mailboxes and trash cans and earn large sums of money and experience in very short order.
Shortly after you unlock Casino City, you’ll also unlock the Boneyard, which is the first fighting arena. You can fight against other player characters here. Fighting and winning enables you to rob their turf later, but they can also rob your turf or mark you for revengelater on, so make sure that your turf is well protected by having more crew and powerful weapons.
To get more workers, you can either completemissions, pay in gold, or have more neighborsthat you can hire as your workers. The more workers you get, the more money you can make as you can assign them to jobs, but don’t forget to collect from them soon after they finish their jobs, because the longer theygo ignored, the higher the chances that you’ll get robbed by another player and have your workers attacked, which will interrupt their job.
To get more crew, invite your friends to play the game. If you don’t want to bug all of your friends, you should invite the ones who play other Zynga games, such as CityVille, FarmVille, or especially the first Mafia Wars, or another crime-themed game such as CrimeCity. The more crew you have, the more efficiently you can rob others and the more protected you are from being robbed.
To change the appearance of your character, go to your inventory menu and equip differentclothes and hair. You start off with a number of clothing items to choose from, as well as different hairstyles, but you can also buy other clothing items later on.
To equip a different set of weapons, go to your inventory menu and equip weapons, armor, or vehicles that reflect what traits you want to improve (punch, critical, speed). When you buy new weapons, you will automatically equip the new one you bought, so make sure that you have every trait optimized, so if you want to go back and equip a weapon that increases defense more or a piece of armor that increases offense more, go and do that.
Congratulations – you are now ready to get started building your crime empire in Mafia Wars 2!
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