Brazil: My Review & Grade + The 411 & FAQ
The early release of Brazil Beta is here and to tell you the truth I am not impressed so far.
The Brazil Crew Bar is something different and takes some strategy in how to use it. Read below in the 411 for more on this. 1 tip I found out is that you dont use the crew in your jobs on the early levels and it will be more beneficial when you get to the higher levels with better payouts.
The energy vs experience ratios are horrible. As you get to the Recife district 5, ruby level, it just gets ridiculous 756 energy to click on a job. No really I am serious take a look below.
They also took the fighting & social jobs away from the jobs which makes Brazil kind of boring as far as the jobs are concerned. Well you can ask for help but the paths are gone. They should of made Brazil more like Vegas & Italy.
The Mastery Items for each district seem to only offer us boosts right now no attack / defense.
–Albino Python (District 1) [Increases Loot Drop Rates] 5% for Bronze – 20% Ruby
–NGO Mask (District 2) [Reduces Hospital Healing Time] 5 seconds Bronze – 20 seconds Ruby
–Camp Knife (District 3) [Reduces Damage Dealt to Properties] 5% Bronze – 20% Ruby
–Abelha Helicopter (District 4) [Reduces Cost of City Store Items] 2% Bronze – 10% Ruby
–Ji Jitsu Master (District 5) [Increases Rewards from Missions] 2% Bronze – 10% Ruby
Fighting is another thing that needs some work. It now costs 5 stamina for 1 fight which would be ok but it seems the loot drop rates are the same as if you used 1 stamina so far but we will have to keep monitoring this one as it is still new. They also added a 25 stamina power attack with from what I have seen the max experience is 75. Again not bad there.
The properties are ok so far they can be upgraded to level 10. The good thing is that you can use some of the building supplies from other cities ( Steel, Cement, Power Tool ). The properties will offer energy, stamina, consumables & build and items that will give you 1 attack & 1 defense.
There are new collections too and there is a twist here. The first collection called Precious Goods and you need to collect Gold Nuggets, Aquamarine, Imperial Topaz, Raw Diamonds, Brazilian Emerald, Tourmaline, Pink Diamond. You will get nice vault items for this +10 Attack, +10 Defense, +50 Health, Precious Good Weapon 110 attack / 57
Here is the twist these items can be re vaulted once a day, except the My Precious instead you get 20K Brazilian Real, BUT they can also be robbed from you too. So you may rob some thing from them but some one else might just get it from you too. So vault it as fast as you can and always keep a guardian available to guard your collection.
The other collections offer nice rewards too as you can see below in the 411.
Overall my take on Brazil is this, the graphics are great and it looks nice but the rest of it needs some serious work. It seems you really need to be stacked with energy to get through the jobs and districts. The ratios are horrible and the rewards aren’t that special. While it does have some good aspects the bad really out ways the good here. There is alot of things that need to be done to improve Brazil and I am sure they will be addressed as Brazil is still in Beta Testing.
So if I had to give it a grade right now I would give it a C.
I am sure Zynga will get plenty of feedback on this and I want to know what you think as well so I can pass your feedback to them.
Bem-vindo ao Brasil!! (Welcome To BraZIL!)
Unlike other cities, Brazil is being presented a little differently. Brazil has been created with the intention to allow friends to ‘team up’ on jobs and challenges in a group setting. This allows every player to invite a crew of friends to collect awesome rewards and speed up completion of this new city! Challenges will be difficult and the competition will be strong…be prepared to lose items from robs, vault awesome rewards and play Mafia Wars like never before!
What’s new and Different In Brazil?!
*Going old-school NY-Style with energy jobs and NY-style mastery items
*Properties that generate Energy, Stamina, Consumables, Att and Def Items and a ‘Collect All’ Timer
*Precious Goods Collection, the revaultable and ROB-able Collection
*Brazil Crew (Needed for Category Bonuses)
BRAZIL CREW 411:
*Every User will have an option to recruit ‘Brazil Crew’ of friends to help in: Jobs, Fights, Robs and Properties
*Each category has 2 separate roles (8 Total) that can be filled 1 time per day
*Objective: Activate all 8 roles daily to earn bonuses and protection
*Available Friends Remain in Queue until activated into Category Roles
*Bonuses/Protection will be rewarded at time of activation
*Friends must accept Brazil Crew requests to be added to open queue spots
*When a crew request is accepted, both the sending and receiving party will become part of each other’s crew
*Brazilian Real will be awarded if NO open queue positions are available and a crew request is accepted
Brazil Crew Bonuses: (At time of Activation)
These are Not Weapon Items!
-Albino Python (District 1) [Increases Loot Drop Rates]
What Loot Drop Items can be found in Brazil? Where can they be found?
District 1: Rio de Janeiro
District 2: Belem
District 3: Manaus
District 4: Sao Paolo Heliopolis
District 5: Recife
What Collection Items can be Found in Brazil?
The ‘Precious Good’ Collection set is extremely valuable and highly controversial. These items can be collected by robbing properties from Brazil properties. To maximize your Precious Good Inventory….collect from your properties daily and always keep an active Guardman. Remember!!! When another player robs you there is chance these same items will be stolen!!
Precious Goods (MAXIMUM ONCE PER DAY REVAULT BONUS!!!) [THESE ITEMS CAN BE ROBBED!!!]
1st Time Vault: +10 Attack, +10 Defense, +50 Health, Precious Good Weapon
Revault (One of the following selected at Random): 20K Brazilian Real, +10 Attack, +10 Defense, +50 Health
Musical Instruments (No Revault Bonus): +12 Attack
Amazonian Plants (No Revault Bonus): +20 Energy
Drinks (No Revault Bonus): +20 Stamina
Head Dresses (No Revault Bonus): +15 Defense
Robbing in Brazil will be frustrating for every player! Everyone will have an opportunity to steal valuable ‘Precious Goods’ collection items from one another.
*Precious Good Collection items WILL AND CAN be robbed from user properties
*5 Properties will be made available in Brazil
Refinery: Increases dispensable energy by 2% of Max Energy
Barracks: Increases dispensable energy by 2% of Max Stamina
Workshop: Build consumable items from a list of items (Once Every 18 hours)
Black Market: Build 1 Attack/Defense item from available list ( Once Every 18 hours)