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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.

Brazil 411 and FAQ

Updated 03/15/2011 at 22:12
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)

Category Roles

Jobs:
-Strategist: 2x Mastery on next 20 jobs
-Lockpick: 2x Loot on next 20 jobs

Fighting:
-Mercenary: Next 50 Fights cost zero stamina
-Marksman: Double Attack Skill on next 50 fights

Robbing:
-Scout: Detect which robbing properties possess Precious Goods next 3 board refreshes
-Arsonist: Automatically win the 1st Rob in the next 3 board Refreshes

Properties:
-Taskmaster:  Earn 100% more from next property collect
-Guardian: Guarded from Robs for period of 18 hours

JOBS 411:

*All jobs will require ENERGY only with no ‘maps’ or ‘paths’
*All Districts 4 levels of Mastery (Individual Jobs no longer have mastery levels)
*A New Property will Unlock in Each New District
*All jobs can be social (Be sure to have Strategist and Lockpick Job Category Positions filled)
*All jobs require specific amount of items (Be sure to Purchase or Loot these items)

What jobs drop consumable items?

-District 1: Set up Your Operation in a Renovated Skyscraper—Gas Can
-Episode1: Ask an Informant About Local Crime Activity—Local Informants
-Episode2: Bribe a City Official—Button Camrea
-Episode 3: Pilfer From A Rebel Supply House—Radio Phone
-Episode 5: Smuggle Weapons Down The River To a Recife Port—Satchel Charge

ITEMS 411:


What Rewards Items will be Granted when a District is Completed??

These are Not Weapon Items!
[Each District Reward has 4 Levels (Bronze, Silver, Gold, Ruby) Bonuses Increase at Each Level]

-Albino Python (District 1) [Increases Loot Drop Rates]
-NGO Mask (District 2) [Reduces Hospital Healing Time]
-Camp Knife (District 3) [Reduces Damage Dealt to Properties]
-Abelha Helicopter (District 4) [Reduces Cost of City Store Items]
-Ji Jitsu Master (District 5) [Increases Rewards from Missions]

What Loot Drop Items can be found in Brazil? Where can they be found?
[Finding a RARE Item will be a Rare Occasion] Good Luck!

District 1: Rio de Janeiro
Common: Fer De Lance, Amazon River Guide, Rio Police Uniform
Uncommon: Big Bounty, Banana Slugger
Rare: Chomper

District 2: Belem
Common: Cat’s Claw, Survival Light, Brazilian Fox
Uncommon: Ultra Light, Caracara
Rare: Jiu Jitsu Gi

District 3: Manaus
Common: Pecuna Blowgun, Bora Hunter, Amazon Shaman
Uncommon: Jungle Motion Tracker, Dug Out Canoe
Rare: Amazon Dolphin

District 4: Sao Paolo Heliopolis
Common: Improv Night, Heavy Assault Squad
Uncommon: Crocanoe, Giant Ant Eater
Rare: Rat Tat

District 5: Recife
Common: Pink Birdeater Tarantula, Open Bolt SMG, Arachnid Armor
Uncommon: Freighter, Arma Cunra
Rare: Black Caiman

COLLECTIONS 411

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!!!]
Gold Nuggets, Aquamarine, Imperial Topaz, Raw Diamonds, Brazilian Emerald, Tourmaline, Pink Diamond

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

Beaches (No Revault Bonus): +30 Health
Pinho, Jericoacoara, Ipanema, Recife, Ponta Negra, Florianopolis, Canoa Quebrada

Musical Instruments (No Revault Bonus): +12 Attack
Agogo, Atabaque, Bateria, Ganza, Pandeiro, Skekere/Xequere, Tamborim

Amazonian Plants (No Revault Bonus): +20 Energy
Dutchman’s Pipe, Giant Amazon Water Lily, Tabebuia, Amazon Coral Tree, Passion Fruit, Banana Plant, White Flowers

Drinks (No Revault Bonus): +20 Stamina
West Rum Caipirinha, Lete de Onca, Agua de Coco, Chimarrao, Vinho Quente, Cerveja, Lucky Lucas

Head Dresses (No Revault Bonus): +15 Defense
Golden Goddess, Red Dawn, Green Canopy, Black Midnight, Jungle Vines, Purple Plume, Sun Shine

ROBBING 411:

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
*There is no limit to how many Precious Good items can be stolen in any given day
*You can only STEAL one item per player per day [You cannot continually rob the same person]
*1 Precious Good Item will always remain in inventory [9 out of 10 items can be stolen]
*Items Stolen will be at random
*Notes will be placed in Player Update section when Items have been stolen
*Precious Good Items can only be stolen on successful robs
*LOST PRECIOUS GOOD ITEMS WILL NOT BE RESTORED BY CUSTOMER SUPPORT

Properties 411:

*5 Properties will be made available in Brazil
*A new property will unlock when district has been completed at Bronze mastery
*Properties can be collected from every 18 Hours
* Steel, Cement, Power Tool, Construction Workers and Brazilian Timber are required to build and upgrade Properties
*Each property has a maximum of 10 Levels
*One Timer will be available for all Properties [Click 1 time to collect from all properties]
*Each property has 5 visual upgrades [image will upgrade at level: 2,4,7,10]
*There is a small chance of collecting Precious Good Collection Items from Properties [THIS WILL NOT HAPPEN EVERYTIME!!]
*Property Names: HEADQUARTERS, REFINERY, BARRACKS, WORKSHOP, BLACKMARKET

What Bonuses/Rewards will Properties Offer???

Refinery: Increases dispensable energy by 2% of Max Energy
-Will not Exceed Maximum Energy
-Quick Tip: Exhaust energy before collecting from property 

Barracks: Increases dispensable energy by 2% of Max Stamina
-Will not Exceed Maximum Stamina
-Quick Tip: Exhaust energy before collecting from property

Workshop: Build consumable items from a list of items (Once Every 18 hours)
-Extra items available at higher Workshop levels

Black Market: Build 1 Attack/Defense item from available list ( Once Every 18 hours)
-Extra items available at higher Black Market levels

March 16, 2011 - Posted by | Blogs

5 Comments »

  1. Set Up Your Operation in a Renovated Skyscraper
    In Ah, Brazil Mission there is an objective MASTER JOB: “SET UP YOUR OPERATION IN A RENOVATED SKYSCRAPER”, but I already mastered it a long time before I started doing missions, so the bug is that I cannot master it, cause it’s already on the ruby level so I’m stuck with this mission.

    Comment by Гошш Кампотов | July 4, 2011 | Reply

  2. Thanks for presenting this superbly informed guide for other mafia wars players, for which you should be awarded the honorary title of Mafia Scout. What’s incredible is that you were able to look so far ahead this quickly. Zynga adds tension to the game in multiple examples of time restraints and unfairness but they made big mistakes in planning this city.

    Comment by Wendy Clare | March 17, 2011 | Reply

  3. It is such a shame that Zynga has decided to make this location harder to complete than any other location. I feel so terribly sorry for almost everyone who plays Mafia Wars. Unless you are the people who have spent big money on this game or the cheaters out there who have ruined this game you might as well not even try to complete this. Wasting stamina at 5 stamina per attack is rediculous. Just another attempt by Zynga to get us to waste more money on this game buying energy and stamina refills, not to mention items needed to build properties. My decision to quit playing this game just got a whole lot easier.

    Comment by Pete Nicks | March 16, 2011 | Reply

  4. Hopefully the PAC will weigh in heavily on this one and it won’t take too long. With the numbers you are talking about, they have made Brazil an “elitist” city – lower levels need not apply, and it will be a pain in the butt for even players who have been around awhile. I can see people getting frustrated with it already- I hope they do tweak it or I think even more will stop playing.

    Comment by Timm Brewer | March 16, 2011 | Reply

  5. thank you….

    Comment by Vicki Lucas | March 16, 2011 | Reply


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