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AppleMacGuy
02-08-2012, 01:51 PM
The "What's New" lists:
* Crates
* Lockboxes & Events

Well that's clear as mud then :p

Fig Oni
02-08-2012, 02:03 PM
The "What's New" lists:

* Lockboxes & Events

Well that's clear as mud then :p

Confused what are they??????????

blondealex
02-08-2012, 02:04 PM
This is gonna be great. Taking forever to load people's hoods though

Wish it didn't have the Lockbox icon on screen

ozzdawg
02-08-2012, 02:04 PM
Crates seem to be a lucky dip of sorts with a chance to get high value gold items... looks like an idea from the marketing department, nothing game changing.

The lockbox thing I don't get at all. It says rob & attack rivals to get lockboxes to get diamonds to get items... but the event lasts for 7 days? If you thought the update notes were clear as mud, the in game explanation is crystal clear!!!!

AppleMacGuy
02-08-2012, 02:05 PM
Confused what are they??????????

Installing as I write to try and find out lol...

Fig Oni
02-08-2012, 02:05 PM
Look on the app store LOL

just installing myself now

AppleMacGuy
02-08-2012, 02:06 PM
This is gonna be great. Taking forever to load people's hoods though

Wish it didn't have the Lockbox icon on screen

What...do you mean it is slower than previously?

dudeman
02-08-2012, 02:07 PM
HD version has no update.

Funzio, you guys need to get everyone on the same page for once.

blondealex
02-08-2012, 02:07 PM
Crates are just like what they have in imobster, used to play it, but got tired of all the camping.

Tramp Stamp
02-08-2012, 02:09 PM
What...do you mean it is slower than previously?

Yeah, really slow. So slow I thought that they didn't include all the building graphics. You see a sea of level numbers for 30-45 seconds.

EDIT: A little better now but still a little choppy.

Fig Oni
02-08-2012, 02:10 PM
someone buy a crate is it worth the buy probably a consumable explosive

if you press i it shows the loots

I brought 6 thanks tap joy

allhaildiscordia
02-08-2012, 02:11 PM
Drop rates are back to being on completion, not per click.

blondealex
02-08-2012, 02:12 PM
Drop rates are back to being on completion, not per click.
Did any of the drop rates or loot change?

Tramp Stamp
02-08-2012, 02:13 PM
So this means that the new loot is now nerfed by like 20x?

AppleMacGuy
02-08-2012, 02:15 PM
Yeah, really slow. So slow I thought that they didn't include all the building graphics. You see a sea of level numbers for 30-45 seconds.

EDIT: A little better now but still a little choppy.

Yeah, I see what you mean. Maybe it is downloading graphics into a local cache?

allhaildiscordia
02-08-2012, 02:15 PM
I wrote Funzio about this while testing the beta and got a developer response said they are aware that 2.0.2 players would have an advantage, unless they create a separate, better drop rate for 2.2 players.

ozzdawg
02-08-2012, 02:15 PM
No it tells you what the possible items you can "win" if you buy a crate, I think they are all pre existing gold items. There are two crates one is 15g one is 45g I think.

From the lockbox thing all I can gather is you get lockboxes by attacking, robbing or jobs. Then to open the lockbox you need a lock pick. There are 3 kits, low chance, medium chance and 100% chance of opening the lockbox (this makes me assume that the lock pick kit is a gold item). Then when you open the lockbox you MIGHT get a diamond. A certain amount of diamonds will get you high power items. 10 diamonds get you a Diamond Sig Gun 257/276

blondealex
02-08-2012, 02:22 PM
I just bought a single crate and got a Tactical Shotgun 67/63. Not bad for 16 gold
It was an Uncommon

ozzdawg
02-08-2012, 02:26 PM
I just scored a lockbox from a job, the low chance lock pick kit to open is free, medium chance $12k and 100% chance of opening is 10g.

LOL, and you can only attempt to open a lockbox only once per hour, BUTTT you can reset this timer with 10g.. this is just more useless crap to sell gold and make money. Can't blame them really, the game is getting stale.

Twoshots
02-08-2012, 02:28 PM
3 options for opening lockbox. Low(free), Medium($13000), High 100%(10 gold bars)

Can only attempt to open 1 lockbox an hour. If you fail you still keep the lockbox, you just cant try to open it again for 1 hour.

My Medium try failed and I got a better luck next time message. Assuming you automatically get a diamond if it suceeds.

Fig Oni
02-08-2012, 02:30 PM
I just bought a single crate and got a Tactical Shotgun 67/63. Not bad for 16 gold
It was an Uncommon

with 6 i got 1 too and 2 skull smasher but they have higher stats then the old gold ones I'm loving them crates though

blondealex
02-08-2012, 02:30 PM
I went ahead and used 10 gold just to try it out. It give you 1/10 diamonds. This is going to take a while since I'm not going to be using gold.

murf
02-08-2012, 02:38 PM
So, is it worth upgrading to lose per click drop?

allhaildiscordia
02-08-2012, 02:40 PM
Medium chance is $100 x level. The 5 gold to reset the time is quite reasonable I think, since you can try 3 boxes with cash for 10 gold/hour, vs. guaranteed one opening.

The crate items are all new, but are very good against similarly priced gold items. For example common loot 25/24 Vengance Pistol is nearly as good as the now current 26/19 Gore Pistol for 40G.

AppleMacGuy
02-08-2012, 02:41 PM
Just scored an M4A1 (Nadya, Packer Heights) and it drops an image of the actual weapon now rather than the generic loot icon. Should have screen grabbed it but didn't...:rolleyes:

allhaildiscordia
02-08-2012, 02:42 PM
Other items I've gotten from crates: $25K cash, 500 respect, misc. medium level loot items: ARX160, FBI Van

blondealex
02-08-2012, 02:43 PM
Just scored an M4A1 (Nadya, Packer Heights) and it drops an image of the actual weapon now rather than the generic loot icon. Should have screen grabbed it but didn't...:rolleyes:
Yeah PvP loot is doing the same

AppleMacGuy
02-08-2012, 02:46 PM
So, is it worth upgrading to lose per click drop?

That is a good question...those who have finished farming M4A1 will most likely say yes...for the rest of us I dunno...realistically it will not be possible to farm within a sensible timescale? I'm already thinking about going back to 2.0.2 :confused:

Sdot
02-08-2012, 02:46 PM
so to get these lock box's you just have to do jobs or pvp fights? any other ways?

Bruiser
02-08-2012, 02:47 PM
This does enhance game playability, I purchased a crate for a common item and Used 10 gold to open the lockbox 1 diamond. So 100 gold for Diamond Sig is very very reasonable i would think. BTW i had 4 lockboxes drop from 7 attempts at Empire Station going for DD's, not bad at all...

Joeycool
02-08-2012, 02:47 PM
The 5 gold to reset the time is quite reasonable I think, since you can try 3 boxes with cash for 10 gold/hour, vs. guaranteed one opening.

On mine it says 10G to reset timer.

murf
02-08-2012, 02:48 PM
That is a good question...those who have finished farming M4A1 will most likely say yes...for the rest of us I dunno...realistically it will not be possible to farm within a sensible timescale? I'm already thinking about going back to 2.0.2 :confused:

OK, that was the feeling I was getting from the posts...I'll try to wait a few weeks until I'm done with my M4A1 farming...although that means I will by giving up the Double Deckers...

Bruiser
02-08-2012, 02:49 PM
So, is it worth upgrading to lose per click drop?

Are you sure this is correct? If so its back to the shooting gallery..Nadya was good while it lasted.

murf
02-08-2012, 02:51 PM
Are you sure this is correct? If so its back to the shooting gallery..Nadya was good while it lasted.

No, allhaildiscordia mentioned it was back to 'on completion', just going on that...

AppleMacGuy
02-08-2012, 02:53 PM
No, allhaildiscordia mentioned it was back to 'on completion', just going on that...

Sorry, I'm tired and being stupid at the same time...does that mean you will get the loot every time you complete the job? If so I can live with that...I think :confused:

allhaildiscordia
02-08-2012, 02:55 PM
On mine it says 10G to reset timer. Damn, they changed that from beta. It was 5G.

Fig Oni
02-08-2012, 02:56 PM
who care of multi drop these new addition are quite good I can't complain nice one conzio

Also if you fail to pick a box it stays in your lock box that means it only cost 100 gold if i manage to collect the 10 boxes and no be able to open any wow that worth lvl up fast

allhaildiscordia
02-08-2012, 02:57 PM
OK, there are now 2 sets of data files, one for 2.0.2 and one 2.2. The 2.2 has higher drop rates defined, but it's the drop rate on completion of the job, vs. the drop rate being per click.

murf
02-08-2012, 02:57 PM
Sorry, I'm tired and being stupid at the same time...does that mean you will get the loot every time you complete the job? If so I can live with that...I think :confused:

No, the drop rate is related to completion not per click...so if it takes 5 clicks to complete a job, it's 5 x's less likely to drop now....

Tramp Stamp
02-08-2012, 02:59 PM
20120207_12b? I see the same rates.

erik
02-08-2012, 02:59 PM
great work allhail... let us know if you get a chance to post it. I am teetering on the edge about to fall into 2.2!

I guess it was a good day to hit 500 M4s :)

AppleMacGuy
02-08-2012, 03:00 PM
No, the drop rate is related to completion not per click...so if it takes 5 clicks to complete a job, it's 5 x's less likely to drop now....

Right, I was fearing that was the case...bollocks...looks like I'm gonna be reverting to 2.0.2 then :(

EDIT: I've reverted to 2.0.2 :(:(

COHagan23
02-08-2012, 03:05 PM
Damn, they changed that from beta. It was 5G.

It was upped to 10G in the 2nd beta.

Babytway
02-08-2012, 03:09 PM
well i brought 2 sets of 3 crates and got crap. and i just robbed the crap outta ppl and got crap for lock boxes. guess i will go take a crap now and try back later. i hope tissues is on my rivals list

AppleMacGuy
02-08-2012, 03:10 PM
great work allhail... let us know if you get a chance to post it. I am teetering on the edge about to fall into 2.2!

I guess it was a good day to hit 500 M4s :)

Maybe for you...not for many us though :(

EDIT: I've reverted to 2.0.2 :(:(

bredo2
02-08-2012, 03:12 PM
This is absolutely ridiculous, another 3-5x lowered drop rates. There is no point farming anything anymore after the m4, as it now will take a week to get 4-5 drops of anything. It was allready horribly low chances with the higher maps.

allhaildiscordia
02-08-2012, 03:13 PM
The maps are back to their previous levels on 2.2.

qwikster
02-08-2012, 03:14 PM
Right, I was fearing that was the case...bollocks...looks like I'm gonna be reverting to 2.0.2 then :(

EDIT: I've reverted to 2.0.2 :(:(

just curious... how do you revert to an older version?

AppleMacGuy
02-08-2012, 03:14 PM
This is absolutely ridiculous, another 3-5x lowered drop rates. There is no point farming anything anymore after the m4, as it now will take a week to get 4-5 drops of anything. It was allready horribly low chances with the higher maps.

Yeah, the horse had already bolted so now Funzio decide it's a good time to finally slam the gate shut...:(

erik
02-08-2012, 03:15 PM
Thats true AMG... but I did get probably 400 of them on Boardwalk/Junkyard. It is not the worst farm job... unlike pretty much every other one of the new good drops.

Im waiting to see the new rates I think.

Tramp Stamp
02-08-2012, 03:16 PM
Ok, I see. It looks like they restored some of the halved >30% rates from ~2 updates ago. So it's basically times two divided by five with the higher level areas. Basically, an even worse deal now, significantly so.

COHagan23
02-08-2012, 03:17 PM
A few things to add regarding the lockboxes:

- For right now, jobs will be the best way to obtain them.

From Funzio:


Lockboxes are only available in PvP if the user you're attack has a lockbox and has not opened it. Then you have a small chance of "stealing" it from them.

- The drop rate for lockbox drops (from jobs) is proportional to the energy cost of the job.

- Once you unlock 10 diamonds you won't get any more. But you can still unlock boxes for the other loot.

Some of the other items are pretty good. To give you some idea of the rewards (and rates), from 36 boxes I was able to to find:

(10) Diamonds
(3) $2,500 cash
(5) Punker Jackets
(6) $125,000 cash
(2) $25,000 cash
(4) ARX160
(1) Stone Hammer
(2) FBI SWAT Van
(3) 500 RP

For the most part I used the Expert Kit.

Tramp Stamp
02-08-2012, 03:18 PM
Define "jobs". Can one just hit Canal Street and Waterfront over and over or is it not that easy?

EDIT: Missed this


- The drop rate for lockbox drops (from jobs) is proportional to the energy cost of the job.

So I guess it doesn't matter what you do. What are the odds of getting the Diamond Heater with "medium" within the allotted time?

Babytway
02-08-2012, 03:19 PM
just curious... how do you revert to an older version?

i usually delete app of my device then sync the app on itunes with the older version, but im sure there an easier way

Dorian Gray
02-08-2012, 03:20 PM
I feel like pvp drops got worse, 25 wins - one Steyr AUG?? Maybe it's just in my head.

allhaildiscordia
02-08-2012, 03:20 PM
Define "jobs". Can one just hit Canal Street and Waterfront over and over or is it not that easy?

Rates vary based on energy required. Loot at lockbox_drop.plist

AppleMacGuy
02-08-2012, 03:20 PM
just curious... how do you revert to an older version?

1) Retrieve CC 2.0.2 from a backup (I have Time Machine for my backups) - if you need, I can mail it to you

2) In iTunes delete the new version of CC 2.2

3) Drag the recovered version of CC 2.0.2 into the iTunes window

4) Re-synch your iPhone

I've just completed my reversion and re-launched...it all looks OK. Back to farming M4A1s :D

murf
02-08-2012, 03:23 PM
In Red Light District, looks like a new farming location...although $15M to open it up...anyone tried that yet?

allhaildiscordia
02-08-2012, 03:24 PM
Junkyard Blue Scrap Box 57 $150-500 13 exp 0.05 0.88 M4 A1 (gun) 20/22 8xMotorcycle ($6000) 26xMachine Pistol ($1000) $74000
Auto Row Car Wash 4x200 $3000-5000 43 exp 0.08 0.10 M4 A1 (gun) 20/22
Circuit Street Knuckles Bevilaqua 6x175 $4000-11000 59 exp 0.23 0.22 M4 A1 (gun) 20/22 49xMachine Pistol ($1000) 39xStab Vest ($9000) $400000
Russian District Bank 6x375 $12000-42000 109 exp 0.29 0.13 M4 A1 (gun) 20/22 16xCombat Shotgun ($15000) 34xSki Mask ($200) $246800
Packer Heights Nadya Ivanov 5x170 $5500-13000 53 exp 0.26 0.31 M4 A1 (gun) 20/22 53xStreet Knife ($1500) 24xAssault Rifle ($36000) $943500
Boardwalk Shooting Game Booth 135 $1100-3600 42 exp 0.14 1.04 M4 A1 (gun) 20/22 12xHatchback ($10000) 20xMace ($3200) $184000
Chinatown Vivian Wu 5x300 $15000-45000 102 exp 0.16 0.11 S&M Choker (melee) 17/7 36xMachine Pistol ($1000) $36000
Hospitality District Trixie 5x212 $11000-28000 75 exp 0.2 0.19 S&M Choker (melee) 17/7 23xHatchback ($10000) 19xSwat Helmet ($18000) $572000
Pier 13 Eugenia Ross 5x285 $15000-50000 105 exp 0.22 0.15 S&M Choker (melee) 17/7 2xMachine Gun ($270000) 8xBulletproof Vest ($80000) $1180000
Pier 13 Shipping Crane 235 $500-10000 56 exp 0.19 0.81 M4 A1 (gun) 20/22
Empire Airport Mike Howard 5x256 $13500-38500 94 exp 0.16 0.12 Urban Warfare Vest (armor) 11/20
Empire Airport City Bus 3x215 $14400-30000 60 exp 0.1 0.16 Double Decker (car) 18/14 62xStreet Knife ($1500) 21xFire Axe ($27000) $660000
Fairview Brownstone 5x400 $30000-72500 130 exp 0.36 0.18 Urban Warfare Vest (armor) 11/20 74xUzi ($6700) 50xStab Vest ($9000) $945800
Little San Juan Blanca Diaz 6x267 $12000-63000 101 exp 0.4 0.25 S&M Choker (melee) 17/7 1xViper ($280000) 10xSniper Rifle ($150000) $1780000
Little San Juan Gas Station 3x204 $8100-23100 73 exp 0.38 0.62 M4 A1 (gun) 20/22 48xPickup Truck ($18000) 90xMilitary Goggles ($750) $931500
Level 3 90xp Toxic Sprayer (gun) 27/12
Sewage Plant Joe Scarletti 17x400 $102000-280500 165 exp 0.72 Scarletti's Rifle (gun) 9/11 0.22 Scarletti's Gas Mask (armor) 8/19 0.06 Toxic Sprayer (gun) 27/12 56xMotorcycle ($6000) 90xUzi ($6700) $939000
Sewage Plant Waste Treatment Tank 5x290 $3500-3500 118 exp 0.38 0.26 Kunai (melee) 12/14 50xHatchback ($10000) 28xRiot Shield ($32500) $1410000
Sewage Plant Red Cascade 3x242 $2325-2325 74 exp 0.4 0.55 M4 A1 (gun) 20/22 52xPickup Truck ($18000) 53xAssault Rifle ($36000) $2844000
Market Plaza Parking Garage 2x220 $8000-24000 70 exp 0.38 0.86 M4 A1 (gun) 20/22 50xPickup Truck ($18000) 75xCrowbar ($300) $922500
Market Plaza Pharmacy 3x320 $13500-37500 130 exp 0.17 0.18 Urban Warfare Vest (armor) 11/20 78xMace ($3200) 36xFire Axe ($27000) $1221600
Empire Central Station Seymour Stone 6x310 $30000-72000 133 exp 0.18 0.10 Double Decker (car) 18/14 76xMotorcycle ($6000) 88xRevolver ($250) $478000
Empire Central Station Smoke Shop 8x450 $40000-248000 168 exp 0.44 0.12 Urban Warfare Vest (armor) 11/20 82xNight Stick ($6000) 3xTaser ($190000) $1062000
Army Base Helicopter Gunship 3x188 $10500-30000 60 exp 0.04 0.07 Double Decker (car) 18/14 6xViper ($280000) 132xStreet Knife ($1500) $1878000
Army Base Sentry Tower 4x332 $18000-54000 145 exp 0.06 0.05 Urban Warfare Vest (armor) 11/20 80xStab Vest ($9000) 65xFire Axe ($27000) $2475000
North Side Oscar Phillips 5x296 $8500-18000 124 exp 0.2 0.14 Kunai (melee) 12/14 82xMeat Cleaver ($11000) 82xFire Axe ($27000) $3116000
Lookout Hill Professor Kepler 5x300 $30000-70000 131 exp 0.16 0.11 Toxic Sprayer (gun) 27/12 110xCombat Shotgun ($15000) 7xViper ($280000) $3610000
Municipal District Officer Roundtree 7x384 $63000-147000 172 exp 0.2 0.07 Urban Warfare Vest (armor) 11/20 4xBlast Shield ($210000) 88xAssault Rifle ($36000) $4008000
Empire Arena Plaza Grand 3x223 $21750-26550 69 exp 0.32 0.48 Deviant Coat (armor) 8/20 66xRiot Shield ($32500) 84xStab Vest ($9000) $2901000
Empire Arena Plaza Clothing Store 195 $4500-7500 71 exp 0.24 1.23 Urban Warfare Vest (armor) 11/20 144xStreet Knife ($1500) 26xMachine Gun ($270000) $7236000
Red Light District Adult Movie Theater 4x228 $17200-51800 72 exp 0.32 0.35 Enforcer Jacket (armor) 10/20 135xMilitary Goggles ($750) 70xRiot Shield ($32500) $2376250
Red Light District Cherry Dixon 5x343 $51500-107250 133 exp 0.16 0.09 Double Decker (car) 18/14 24xBulletproof Vest ($80000) 32xCadillac ($65000) $4000000
Red Light District Leila Johnson 171 $2100-8350 60 exp 0.24 1.40 Double Decker (car) 18/14 2xHummer ($2800000) 2xBulldozer ($5000000) $15600000
Chemical Plant Police Car 2x263 $18700-25300 89 exp 0.12 0.23 Double Decker (car) 18/14 88xStab Vest ($9000) 10xTaser ($190000) $2692000
United Nations Plaza Courthouse 10x480 $137500-550000 149 exp 0.36 0.07 Government Limo (car) 8/21 94xAssault Rifle ($36000) 10xBlast Shield ($210000) $5484000
United Nations Plaza Emissary 3x270 $10650-60300 93 exp 0.32 0.40 Urban Warfare Vest (armor) 11/20

Babytway
02-08-2012, 03:25 PM
1) Retrieve CC 2.0.2 from a backup (I have Time Machine for my backups) - if you need, I can mail it to you

2) In iTunes delete the new version of CC 2.2

3) Drag the recovered version of CC 2.0.2 into the iTunes window

4) Re-synch your iPhone

I've just completed my reversion and re-launched...it all looks OK. Back to farming M4A1s :D

my way was better than the imposter king of robberies

Tramp Stamp
02-08-2012, 03:25 PM
Rates vary based on energy required. Loot at lockbox_drop.plist

Is there something besides 20120207_12b? I don't have that file and the rates in your sheet differ from my plist.

EDIT: oh, it's in a different place now.

COHagan23
02-08-2012, 03:26 PM
So I guess it doesn't matter what you do. What are the odds of getting the Diamond Heater with "medium" within the allotted time?

I think it's possible. I only used gold to get the 10th diamond, all the others I got within 4 days using just the medium unlock. On qualifier though is that they seemed to be tweaking rates for balance the whole time.

qwikster
02-08-2012, 03:26 PM
1) Retrieve CC 2.0.2 from a backup (I have Time Machine for my backups) - if you need, I can mail it to you

2) In iTunes delete the new version of CC 2.2

3) Drag the recovered version of CC 2.0.2 into the iTunes window

4) Re-synch your iPhone

I've just completed my reversion and re-launched...it all looks OK. Back to farming M4A1s :D

thanks. i wonder if i should just brave the new version. i only need 26 M4A1s... can't decide as i'm conflicted.

Dorian Gray
02-08-2012, 03:28 PM
A few things to add regarding the lockboxes:

- For right now, jobs will be the best way to obtain them.

From Funzio:

Lockboxes are only available in PvP if the user you're attack has a lockbox and has not opened it. Then you have a small chance of "stealing" it from them.





So what is it a chance to steal or a fixed value??

From CC Mark:

The rate in which lockboxes drop or directly related to energy cost of a job (PvE) and a fixed value for PvP.

AppleMacGuy
02-08-2012, 03:30 PM
my way was better than the imposter king of robberies

Your way is flawed o queen who talketh a good game...move aside and let me pass commoner.

How do you re-synch if you've already downloaded the new version into iTunes and then synched your iPhone...duh? The old version has been deleted at that point...:p

COHagan23
02-08-2012, 03:32 PM
So what is it a chance to steal or a fixed value??

From CC Mark:

The rate in which lockboxes drop or directly related to energy cost of a job (PvE) and a fixed value for PvP.

Both - it is a rate proportional to energy cost for jobs (PvE) & it is a fixed rate for robs & fights (PvP). But the player has to have a lockbox to "steal" in PvP for any possibility of success.

Tramp Stamp
02-08-2012, 03:33 PM
Looks like Waterfront, Canal Street, etc. are the way to go after all.

EDIT: Make that Little Italy - Apartments

EDIT2: Confirmed

allhaildiscordia
02-08-2012, 03:34 PM
Your way is flawed o queen who talketh a good game...move aside and let me pass commoner.

How do you re-synch if you've already downloaded the new version into iTunes and then synched your iPhone...duh? The old version has been deleted at that point...:p

Well you are SOL at that point. But if you downloaded the new version via your phone, and didn't update iTunes, iTunes would still have the old version. You delete the new version before you sync, then restore the old version with iTunes.

AppleMacGuy
02-08-2012, 03:37 PM
Well you are SOL at that point. But if you downloaded the new version via your phone, and didn't update iTunes, iTunes would still have the old version. You delete the new version before you sync, then restore the old version with iTunes.

No you are not SOL...as per my solution...that was how I recovered mine. But yes, if you have downloaded direct to the device then of course you have a different reversion strategy available. All depends...

AppleMacGuy
02-08-2012, 03:38 PM
Looks like Waterfront, Canal Street, etc. are the way to go after all.

EDIT: Make that Little Italy - Apartments

EDIT2: Confirmed

Sorry, not following you? God I'm tired tonight...

Babytway
02-08-2012, 03:39 PM
No you are not SOL...as per my solution...that was how I recovered mine. But yes, if you have downloaded direct to the device then of course you have a different reversion strategy available. All depends...

i always download via device never download from itunes just incase things like this happen, i have too many devices that if download via itunes and get screwed all my devices will be screwed

allhaildiscordia
02-08-2012, 03:40 PM
No you are not SOL...as per my solution...that was how I recovered mine. But yes, if you have downloaded direct to the device then of course you have a different reversion strategy available. All depends...

I'm deliberately avoiding discussing IPA files.

Tramp Stamp
02-08-2012, 03:41 PM
Sorry, not following you? God I'm tired tonight...

Most efficient lockbox farm location is Little Italy - Apartments. Maybe Empire Square - Missy Fowler if loot gets in the way of lockbox drops.

AppleMacGuy
02-08-2012, 03:41 PM
i always download via device never download from itunes just incase things like this happen, i have too many devices that if download via itunes and get screwed all my devices will be screwed

Right, fair enough. Not a problem for me as I have daily scheduled backups and anyway much prefer downloading to iTunes and synching...each to their own!

AppleMacGuy
02-08-2012, 03:43 PM
I'm deliberately avoiding discussing IPA files.

Sure thing...you mean those IPA files that you can rename to extract all the game data from ;)

Dorian Gray
02-08-2012, 03:44 PM
Both - it is a rate proportional to energy cost for jobs (PvE) & it is a fixed rate for robs & fights (PvP). But the player has to have a lockbox to "steal" in PvP for any possibility of success.

I just don't see where you're getting that info. The first line of the Lockbox event guide says the following:

Lockboxes can be obtained from any action that requires the use of energy or stamina. All jobs and PvP have a chance to drop a lockbox, although you can not get them from your hood.

Babytway
02-08-2012, 03:52 PM
AMG is still my favorite, even though your close second lololololol

COHagan23
02-08-2012, 03:53 PM
Most efficient lockbox farm location is Little Italy - Apartments. Maybe Empire Square - Missy Fowler if loot gets in the way of lockbox drops.

FYI - loot & lockbox drops are not mutually exclusive, you can get both from the same attempt.

AppleMacGuy
02-08-2012, 03:58 PM
AMG is still my favorite, even though your close second lololololol

That's fighting words...how we gonna sort this out? :confused:

PS I did a 4 million rob today...:p:p

Dorian Gray
02-08-2012, 03:59 PM
I've got 4 buildings that were already there, now under construction at the same time.

And 4 buildings upgrading at the same time to levels they were already at.

All with 50 mins left to complete, don't you love Funzio updates?

Babytway
02-08-2012, 04:04 PM
just did lil italy apart. with about 500 energy still got no lock boxes, grrrrrrr......AMG to be honest haven't gotten big robs in awhile most have been 400-500k lately but they are consistant

AppleMacGuy
02-08-2012, 04:10 PM
just lil italy apart. with about 500 energy still got no lock boxes, grrrrrrr......AMG to be honest haven't gotten big robs in awhile most have been 400-500k lately but they are consistant

Girlfriend you need to try harder :p

But seriously, yeah those kind of robs are good going...2 or 3 a day is a very good result if you can get that. But it seems the last week or so I have had an amazing number of multi million robs...

Dorian Gray
02-08-2012, 04:10 PM
I feel like pvp drops got worse, 25 wins - one Steyr AUG?? Maybe it's just in my head.

10 more fight wins and nothing. 35 wins 1 loot drop?

Anyone else feel like pvp loot drops have slowed or has CC made me paranoid?

Joeycool
02-08-2012, 04:13 PM
10 more fight wins and nothing. 35 wins 1 loot drop?

Anyone else feel like pvp loot drops have slowed or has CC made me paranoid?

I have had a couple of drops tonight for PVP. No more or less than normal.

Fig Oni
02-08-2012, 04:14 PM
FYI - loot & lockbox drops are not mutually exclusive, you can get both from the same attempt.

I can confirm that is true because on Auto row I hit the fancy car dealership and got the shiv without bag and the lockbox in the bag managed to open the box on a free the second time round so not bad success of 1:2 chance for the free pick

Dorian Gray
02-08-2012, 04:17 PM
I have had a couple of drops tonight for PVP. No more or less than normal.

Paranoia it is, lol thanks.

Nicholost
02-08-2012, 04:21 PM
If I understand this correctly, if you still have M4 A1 farming to do, or any farming for that matter, it is best to hold off on upgrading to 2.2, correct? Or is it too early to tell because of the introduction of lock boxes may offset the reduced loot drop rates?

Sorry to intrude, guys. I'm a recent lurker who finally decided to join.

Babytway
02-08-2012, 04:24 PM
im always lurking too so its okay. if you go back a few post you can see me and Applemacguy talking about how to get the older version if you decide to dl new version.

qwikster
02-08-2012, 04:25 PM
nadya just dropped an M4A1 upon job completion. 25 to go. :)

JimmyShines
02-08-2012, 04:32 PM
If I understand this correctly, if you still have M4 A1 farming to do, or any farming for that matter, it is best to hold off on upgrading to 2.2, correct? Or is it too early to tell because of the introduction of lock boxes may offset the reduced loot drop rates?

Sorry to intrude, guys. I'm a recent lurker who finally decided to join.

Correct, farming is not as good in 2.2

Fig Oni
02-08-2012, 04:35 PM
nadya just dropped an M4A1 upon job completion. 25 to go. :)

I think hold off the m4's for now, near enough each month something different is happening to the game also by making the diamond weapon available must mean there will be better loots to come also autorow carwash might be less expensive in energy if you looking for them m4's

Demoni696
02-08-2012, 04:36 PM
So it looks like you can get a loot drop and an lockbox from the same mission.

Just hit the boardwalk 2 times and hit M4's both times plus an lockbox :p

Box failed to open with an Medium chance, guess i get to wait an hour and try again.

http://img252.imageshack.us/img252/4513/photovi.png


Also regarding PVP loot

10 more fight wins and nothing. 35 wins 1 loot drop?
Anyone else feel like pvp loot drops have slowed or has CC made me paranoid?

I have been tracking my loot drops since 1/10. I log my dropped php items daily and calculate the drop ratio. It has pretty much ranged from 1 in 11.5 to 1 in 10.75 so there is very little variance as far as I can tell. Granted with 2.2 who knows?...

Brent
02-08-2012, 04:40 PM
My medium chance cost $14,500 and everyone elses is lower.. but that still isnt much money at all.

camdenistheman
02-08-2012, 04:40 PM
Right, I was fearing that was the case...bollocks...looks like I'm gonna be reverting to 2.0.2 then :(

EDIT: I've reverted to 2.0.2 :(:(

How do you revert back?

Nicholost
02-08-2012, 04:42 PM
Correct, farming is not as good in 2.2

Cool. Thank you. I haven't updated yet, but it seems I may hold off for a bit in the interests of farming a bit more.

AppleMacGuy
02-08-2012, 04:45 PM
How do you revert back?

See my post #57 for one way to do it. As Babytway points it, it depends how you've upgraded. My solution assumes that you updated via iTunes. If you updated direct to the device and have not syched back to iTunes yet then you can delete 2.2 from the device and re-synch the 2.0.2 from iTunes.

Fig Oni
02-08-2012, 04:45 PM
How do you revert back?

Only able if you sync your device with itune and didn't empty the recycle bin after you updated with 2.0.2
But if you downloaded cc on your device then the old version be on your computer music/itunes/itunes media

qwikster
02-08-2012, 04:45 PM
How do you revert back?

deja vu :)

skipping pages?

http://www.funzio.com/forum/showthread.php?19230-Crime-City-2.2-Released&p=112225#post112225

AppleMacGuy
02-08-2012, 04:46 PM
If anyone has irretrievably lost 2.0.2 and wants to revert back from 2.2 PM me and I'll send you a link to the old version which I've stuck up on my webserver :D

EDIT: I take this back...allhaildiscordia thinks the DRM will prevent this (see post #102)...never mind I was just trying to help folks out :(

Caleb
02-08-2012, 04:51 PM
In the sticky thread about the lockboxes it says:
This event is currently only for CC Universal. The CCHD lockbox event should start within
the next 2 weeks, and will be exclusively for CCHD.

Since this is called an "event", are the lockboxes only around for a brief period of time and then they will be gone from the game?

allhaildiscordia
02-08-2012, 04:51 PM
If anyone has irretrievably lost 2.0.2 and wants to revert back from 2.2 PM me and I'll send you a link to the old version which I've stuck up on my webserver :D

You know IPAs are encrypted so that only the specific Apple ID can run it, right?

AppleMacGuy
02-08-2012, 04:57 PM
You know IPAs are encrypted so that only the specific Apple ID can run it, right?

I know they're encrypted but a bit hazy about whether it is tied to an Apple ID...and whether it works any different for free apps? Been a while since I looked at the DRM aspects of iPhone apps...but I suspect you're right.

COHagan23
02-08-2012, 05:17 PM
In the sticky thread about the lockboxes it says:
This event is currently only for CC Universal. The CCHD lockbox event should start within
the next 2 weeks, and will be exclusively for CCHD.

Since this is called an "event", are the lockboxes only around for a brief period of time and then they will be gone from the game?

Yes it is a LIMITED event. At the time of this post there is 7 days, 7 hours left.

Bruiser
02-08-2012, 05:55 PM
FYI for owners of iPad and iPhone, you can transfer from iPhone to iPad for farming of M4A1's without losing any new items you may have won from the crates or Lock Boxes. I guess my farming is done on the iPad although i could have a healthy amount of weapons from the crates which may see me out...I'll know more in a day or 2 :)

Bruiser
02-08-2012, 06:45 PM
Yes it is a LIMITED event. At the time of this post there is 7 days, 7 hours left.

Rest assured this is not a once off...Look out for more on the horizon if this is a success.

erik
02-08-2012, 06:49 PM
Well, I made the jump. Going non-Gold. If I can't get it with my time 'commitment', then this was not designed for non-Gold players!

1 Diamond

heath4pack
02-08-2012, 06:53 PM
TS thanks for the little Italy tip. Got a lockbox after 10 tries. Tried about 6 more times and no more so far

heath4pack
02-08-2012, 06:56 PM
Oh and did medium for cash and got 1 diamond

heath4pack
02-08-2012, 07:07 PM
I have all my buildings but my beach nightclub and laundrymats are in upgrade mode

Tramp Stamp
02-08-2012, 07:15 PM
TS thanks for the little Italy tip. Got a lockbox after 10 tries. Tried about 6 more times and no more so far

Expected rate is 6% or 1 per 433.33 energy.

heath4pack
02-08-2012, 07:18 PM
^Thx dude. Is this the best place so far?

Euchred
02-08-2012, 07:19 PM
Well this is exciting I pray to the CC gods that we all get 10 diamonds.

Can someone explain to me how I get lockboxes from attacking and robbing rivals and what the chances are?

Or in the likely case we don't know the chances, is it confirmed that they have to have one in order for me to get one?

Tramp Stamp
02-08-2012, 07:25 PM
^Thx dude. Is this the best place so far?

In terms of loot per energy, it's a three way tie:


Little Italy - Apartments
Empire Square - Missy Fowler
West Side - Boutique


West Side yields more cash but 1 extra exp.

For lowest exp per drop

East Side - Bambi Dupree

heath4pack
02-08-2012, 07:26 PM
^im still chasing the hitman goals and have attacked about 20 times since the upgrade and have not gotten a lockbox from anything other than the little Italy area that TS turned us on to

Bruiser
02-08-2012, 07:33 PM
I'm about 1 lock box every 60 fights

Euchred
02-08-2012, 07:36 PM
I'm about 1 lock box every 60 fights

Thanks for the info :)

This event may seriously hurt my sleeping patterns

Tramp Stamp
02-08-2012, 07:42 PM
Who's setting 1 hour timers???

qwikster
02-08-2012, 07:45 PM
Who's setting 1 hour timers???

not i!!!!!!

Holicaholic
02-08-2012, 07:45 PM
Do we know what the odds are of the box dropping a diamond?

Euchred
02-08-2012, 07:47 PM
Who's setting 1 hour timers???

I am but I'll try to work it around my REM sleep lol

I already use alarms religiously so 1 more shouldn't be a big deal. during the time I'm awake of course.

Bruiser
02-08-2012, 07:47 PM
I'll keep a thorough log of further fights and clarify exactly what the stats are.

qwikster
02-08-2012, 07:49 PM
Do we know what the odds are of the box dropping a diamond?

i think the only sure thing is gold- 100%. unclear what the odds of drops for free and cash options are. they have vague descriptors- "low" and "fair"

the only way to find out is by conducting experiments:

I'll keep a thorough log of further fights and clarify exactly what the stats are.

Euchred
02-08-2012, 07:50 PM
Do we know what the odds are of the box dropping a diamond?

I think I read that someone in the beta got 10 diamonds with 36 sucessful opens using only expert kits.

J.J.
02-08-2012, 07:50 PM
Haha, this stuff is pretty cool.

Nice marketing idea Funzio, you just made a stingy Jewish girl up and purchase some gold!

JimmyShines
02-08-2012, 07:53 PM
Do we know what the odds are of the box dropping a diamond?

The odds get worse as you near 10, so the first 3 will happen to most players in the first 24hrs, the next 4 will take about 2-3 more days and the last 3.... lots of fun. This is all using the med kit (i.e. cc cash), no gold.

Holicaholic
02-08-2012, 07:57 PM
According to the descriptions, the gold has no relevance on what the drop is, just whether it will open at all or not.

JimmyShines
02-08-2012, 07:59 PM
According to the descriptions, the gold has no relevance on what the drop is, just whether it will open at all or not.

Correct, but with gold, you do not need to wait 1 hrs, and with gold, you can open the box 100% of the time...

the med kit gives you a 50% chance, so you will get bad steaks during the day that will make you go mad :).. hence gold is the key :)

J.J.
02-08-2012, 08:01 PM
Correct, but with gold, you do not need to wait 1 hrs, and with gold, you can open the box 100% of the time...

the med kit gives you a 50% chance, so you will get bad steaks during the day that will make you go mad :).. hence gold is the key :)

Cool thing is that you don't have to buy a lot of gold. I purchased 240 bars and that will be enough to get me that Diamond Sig easily.

Tramp Stamp
02-08-2012, 08:02 PM
Getting lots of Lead Pipes from Bambi. Believe it or not I still use the things (and Crowbars, Hammers) in fights.

JimmyShines
02-08-2012, 08:04 PM
Cool thing is that you don't have to buy a lot of gold. I purchased 240 bars and that will be enough to get me that Diamond Sig easily.

Save your gold to buy crates now, amazing gear on the cheap. 7 days is plenty of time to get the sig.

erik
02-08-2012, 08:06 PM
@TS which is the West Side Apts. - I only see condos & Brownstones in West Side? Is it the Brownstone w/ the Rob apt mission?

1 Hr alarms... save for 3 of course for the 4 hr sleep time :) I am wondering though if I will be able to keep that many boxes unless there are a lot of fails or fight grabs. I am 2/3 right now with 1 another in 15mins. 1/4 energy though.

PS. Add Major Woodward on MW. :)

Fricco
02-08-2012, 08:10 PM
considering i had 3 boxes and in 4 med tries didnt get a single diamond
i would say gold is the only way to go.

ps... 2 of my boxes were looted from me by 1 attacker
i asked him how my fight it was he didnt answer.....

Tramp Stamp
02-08-2012, 08:10 PM
Sorry, erik, copy/paste error I guess. It's the Boutique.


PS. Add Major Woodward on MW. :)

LOL, I have hundreds in the queue. Here goes...

EDIT: I added a Major Woodrow...

J.J.
02-08-2012, 08:11 PM
Let's take bets on how much Payam will spend on gold in the next 24 hours haha.

Mouse
02-08-2012, 08:12 PM
I got 2 diamonds in my only 2 tries on the medium one

JimmyShines
02-08-2012, 08:12 PM
considering i had 3 boxes and in 4 med tries didnt get a single diamond
i would say gold is the only way to go.

ps... 2 of my boxes were looted from me by 1 attacker
i asked him how my fight it was he didnt answer.....

Gold will not change what is in the box... so don't be pissed when you get 25k in cash for 10 gold bars...

JimmyShines
02-08-2012, 08:14 PM
Let's take bets on how much Payam will spend on gold in the next 24 hours haha.
Based on the current items in the crates, $100 will give you about 4-6k att and def, which is a hell of a lot cheaper then what that would have cost before this update....

erik
02-08-2012, 08:23 PM
Thanks @TS.

Jimmy, is there a list of items posted anywhere? I could have sworn i saw one out there for a few minutes.

I can confirm 25k is one.

JimmyShines
02-08-2012, 08:31 PM
Thanks @TS.

Jimmy, is there a list of items posted anywhere? I could have sworn i saw one out there for a few minutes.

I can confirm 25k is one.

The items that can come out of a box are also based on level, so hard to tell now exactly what all of those are.

But, a box can drop the following possible "things" when opened

1. CC Cash, 25k or 125k
2. Respect coins 500
3. An item (gun, armor mele or car) stats for these items suck (atleast for me they suck)
4. 1 Diamond

Fricco
02-08-2012, 08:34 PM
damn...
did anyone else see the crates jump in gold price
went from 16 and 45 to 50 and 145 ????

Euchred
02-08-2012, 08:37 PM
damn...
did anyone else see the crates jump in gold price
went from 16 and 45 to 50 and 145 ????

Awwwwwwwwww I was thinking of getting some of those too. i wish I was more impulsive.

Tramp Stamp
02-08-2012, 08:38 PM
Strange thing to wish!

procsyzarc
02-08-2012, 08:54 PM
So from what I am reading I should upgrade my iPod to 2.2 and transfer the game to it burn stam then transfer back to iPad hd for loot farming. Then in 2 weeks do the hd version?

nappyface
02-08-2012, 08:59 PM
Correct, but with gold, you do not need to wait 1 hrs, and with gold, you can open the box 100% of the time...

the med kit gives you a 50% chance, so you will get bad steaks during the day that will make you go mad :).. hence gold is the key :)

TRUTH. Already frustrated and I'm only 0 for 5 using the medium kit.

erik
02-08-2012, 09:03 PM
@Pro - Until a lot of people are on 2.2 with Crates in tow, blowing stam will not necesarily get you anything as you must take one from them.

Burning energy will get you crates for sure over time. Probably time to park it in 2.2 until you get your sig.

J.J.
02-08-2012, 09:15 PM
WHOA!!! With 3,600 energy the shooting gallery at Boardwalk spit out 8 lockboxes & 5 m4a1 for me.

erik
02-08-2012, 09:19 PM
Great haul JJ. Congrats

Fricco
02-08-2012, 09:27 PM
WHOA!!! With 3,600 energy the shooting gallery at Boardwalk spit out 8 lockboxes & 5 m4a1 for me.

if this helps with calculations
i used 1700 energy 5 lockboxes no m4's

J.J.
02-08-2012, 09:38 PM
if this helps with calculations
i used 1700 energy 5 lockboxes no m4's

Bummer on the m4's, but it looks like shooting gallery is an awesome place to farm boxes.

Holicaholic
02-08-2012, 09:39 PM
1800 energy, 5 boxes, 4 M4s

:D

nappyface
02-08-2012, 10:01 PM
Does anyone know the odds of unlocking a lockbox using the medium kit? I saw the someone claim that it was 50%, but, based on my results thus far, I have a hard time believing the number is that high.

erik
02-08-2012, 11:28 PM
I am 3/6 now... riding the 50%!

Duke.0
02-08-2012, 11:33 PM
What / where are these "Crates" you speak of ?

I saw a screen shot of lockboxes but i have no idea what these crates are...

Nicholost
02-08-2012, 11:36 PM
Do you guys know what the "exclusive items" are by chance? I was greeted by this screen when I opened the app just now.

http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h257/nicklepics/nothing%20of%20use/63348fe1.jpg

erik
02-08-2012, 11:38 PM
@ DUke Download the Update

@Nicholost Good stuff. Download. It is only up for a week.

Caveat - Some loot under 2.2 drops less.

Duke.0
02-08-2012, 11:44 PM
I did download the update.

I guess i was two patches behind?

I had to download / install it twice to get the 2.2 version.

Nicholost
02-08-2012, 11:47 PM
@Nicholost Good stuff. Download. It is only up for a week.

Caveat - Some loot under 2.2 drops less.
The reduced drop rates are the only reason I haven't upgraded. Although, if the loot bonus for upgrading is good enough, I'll cave. Do you know what the bonus is specifically? That's what I'm trying to find out.

Labradorite
02-08-2012, 11:56 PM
Tried 7 times and finally....... received $30,000? WTF! Time to go to bed...

Leenzio
02-09-2012, 12:27 AM
The reduced drop rates are the only reason I haven't upgraded. Although, if the loot bonus for upgrading is good enough, I'll cave. Do you know what the bonus is specifically? That's what I'm trying to find out.

+1 Respect for every successful fight.

COHagan23
02-09-2012, 12:33 AM
Expected rate is 6% or 1 per 433.33 energy.

FWIW, I'm averaging 22% (36/163) at Boardwalk Shooting Game Booth.

Tramp Stamp
02-09-2012, 12:37 AM
FWIW, I'm averaging 22% (36/163) at Boardwalk Shooting Game Booth.

That is exactly the expected rate.

Bruiser
02-09-2012, 12:42 AM
We moved from Nadya back to boardwalk and all is normal again...For now anyway :)

qwikster
02-09-2012, 12:54 AM
We moved from Nadya back to boardwalk and all is normal again...For now anyway :)

yes. nadya is now a has-been, her youth having spent, nobody wants her no more... a woman whose glory days are long behind her. so long nadya, may the gods give you the strength to live out the remainder of your life in solitude. let this be a lesson to all... waste not your youth and invest wisely, lest you end up sharing nadya's fate. let her story be told for generations to come. history shall remember her through the chronicles of nadya.


:)

Chiefer
02-09-2012, 01:18 AM
yes. nadya is now a has-been, her youth having spent, nobody wants her no more... a woman whose glory days are long behind her. so long nadya, may the gods give you the strength to live out the remainder of your life in solitude. let this be a lesson to all... waste not your youth and invest wisely, lest you end up sharing nadya's fate. let her story be told for generations to come. history shall remember her through the chronicles of nadya.


:)

I've gotten one gun in like 3000 or more energy from nadya old version.

procsyzarc
02-09-2012, 01:38 AM
How are people going from pvp done about 100 rob/fights so far and have none and am also 0/3 for the 5/5 on Nadia (be en doing first 4 on hd version and 5th on event version)

Leenzio
02-09-2012, 01:42 AM
How are people going from pvp done about 100 rob/fights so far and have none and am also 0/3 for the 5/5 on Nadia (be en doing first 4 on hd version and 5th on event version)

Its possible the rivals you have been fighting don't have lockboxes for you to steal or rob...

procsyzarc
02-09-2012, 01:55 AM
Its possible the rivals you have been fighting don't have lockboxes for you to steal or rob...

Are you sure that is correct actually taking items from rivals doesn't seem to fit with the style of the game, thought they would be more like pvp loot items.

If it is correct I better find jj since she has found so many and take hers :)

Royal Flush
02-09-2012, 02:20 AM
It's the case, some bar steward took 3 of my boxes last night & robbed my level 6 loft! I was syncing it after an upgrade but talk about insult to injury!

silverbackspur
02-09-2012, 02:24 AM
Nadya has given me 32 since Monday 9pm uk. Hoping to get 40 by 9pm

K@le
02-09-2012, 02:34 AM
I read this complete topic but i hear nobody about the different stats per item !

On my Iphone

the Jawbreaker is 23/17
Diamond Knuckles 52/44
Golden M4A1 62/53
Diamond Sig 257/276

On my sons Ipod it is

the Jawbreaker is 17/17 -6 atk
Diamond Knuckles 43/37 -9 atk / -7 def
Golden M4A1 58/38 -4 atk / -15 def
Diamond Sig 212/221 -45 atk / -55def

Also open a lockbox on ipod medium chance is $6900,- on iphone $12500,-

Anyone else have this... ?

Lars
02-09-2012, 02:59 AM
Anyone else have this... ?

I have the same item stats as you on your iPhone.

I think the money for medium chance depends on your level (guess it's level * $100; fits for my level 85). Can anybody confirm?

bredo2
02-09-2012, 03:08 AM
yes that fits for me too, 15.500 at lvl 155.

mexx
02-09-2012, 04:03 AM
now i got 2 boxes in fights. in 10 attacks i got 2 boxes.

heath4pack
02-09-2012, 04:41 AM
I got 2 boxes from 20 fights just now.

I didn't realize you can only open one per hour :(

Royal Flush
02-09-2012, 04:56 AM
I know it sucks, what's the bet the diamond drop rates decreases significantly close to the end of the timer to get people to use gold to speed it up!

AppleMacGuy
02-09-2012, 06:52 AM
Who's setting 1 hour timers???

Not necessary as it notifies you automatically every hour if you have unopened Lock Boxes...TBC though, as in the past with version 2.0.2 the appearance notifications seemed a bit inconsistent. I'll see what happens when the next hour is up...

blondealex
02-09-2012, 06:58 AM
I read this complete topic but i hear nobody about the different stats per item !

On my Iphone

the Jawbreaker is 23/17
Diamond Knuckles 52/44
Golden M4A1 62/53
Diamond Sig 257/276

On my sons Ipod it is

the Jawbreaker is 17/17 -6 atk
Diamond Knuckles 43/37 -9 atk / -7 def
Golden M4A1 58/38 -4 atk / -15 def
Diamond Sig 212/221 -45 atk / -55def

Also open a lockbox on ipod medium chance is $6900,- on iphone $12500,-

Anyone else have this... ?That is due to the fact your sons iPod is on level 69. The values change for different levels.

Tramp Stamp
02-09-2012, 07:55 AM
Not necessary as it notifies you automatically every hour

Yeah, but will you wake up?


as in the past with version 2.0.2 the appearance notifications seemed a bit inconsistent. I'll see what happens when the next hour is up...

I find notifications useless. 95% of the time it's a mafia request. The other 5% it's telling me a Laundromat is ready to be collected.

AppleMacGuy
02-09-2012, 08:00 AM
Yeah, but will you wake up?

Hah, no I won't, but then I didn't explain myself clearly...I only use the timers when I'm awake. I can live with missing out for 6-7 hours each night :D


I find notifications useless. 95% of the time it's a mafia request. The other 5% it's telling me a Laundromat is ready to be collected.

Yep, have to agree there. Although my main gripe is more about the lack of consistency, e.g. for the most frequent building I have left, the Sports Bar, I'll only get notified once or twice a day...I mean, what about the other 22 times lol?

AppleMacGuy
02-09-2012, 08:03 AM
That is due to the fact your sons iPod is on level 69. The values change for different levels.

Whoa...why is this? Does it behave the same for other weapons or is it specific to the LB items? What is (the official word on) the logic behind this? I've never heard about this before...

Tramp Stamp
02-09-2012, 08:04 AM
I'm notified about a collection once or twice a day. I've never seen an upgrade/construction complete notification, so they probably don't exist. Useless.

blondealex
02-09-2012, 08:52 AM
Whoa...why is this? Does it behave the same for other weapons or is it specific to the LB items? What is (the official word on) the logic behind this? I've never heard about this before...

It is just the LB items.


Lockbox Discovery:

Loot:

4 pieces of loot are tied to the event.
Different levels see different loot for each item:
[1-20] [21-50] [51-80] [81+]
[/B]

AppleMacGuy
02-09-2012, 09:05 AM
It is just the LB items.

Ah right, thanks for clarifying...I should have re-read the post by CC Mark more thoroughly today...it was late in my timezone last night when it all kicked off!

theONE
02-10-2012, 07:00 PM
This mafia wars event is pointless, how realistic is to wait 1hr for a fail attempt which btw it's nearly always a fail attempt, you can wait hours for nothing. Look at lockpicks, free option does nothin so why add it, medium option eats your cash till you go broke. If you DO open your lock box you get gibberish (key word is IF)

Getting boxes is super easy,opening them is the impossible task which is pissing me off

Ps crates is nothing more then a zynga mafia wars rip off

CJ Sniper
02-10-2012, 07:20 PM
This mafia wars event is pointless, how realistic is to wait 1hr for a fail attempt which btw it's nearly always a fail attempt, you can wait hours for nothing. Look at lockpicks, free option does nothin so why add it, medium option eats your cash till you go broke. If you DO open your lock box you get gibberish (key word is IF)

Getting boxes is super easy,opening them is the impossible task which is pissing me off

Ps crates is nothing more then a zynga mafia wars rip off

Well, considering you can potentially get 168 chances to open a lockbox during the course of the event without burning gold, it's understandable they do not have a 100% chance of making you happy. If you are super active, you can get your first 5-9 diamonds within the first day, which many of of have done. Let's see how days 2-7 play out before saying it's junk.

And everybody copies everybody in these kinds of games. There's about 10,000 gangster and other similarly themed clones on the iTMS and Facebook. They copy each other because some people like the thrill of gambling, for me it paid off hugely at my low level. It was better when the price was cheap though.

nappyface
02-10-2012, 07:57 PM
If you are super active, you can get your first 5-9 diamonds within the first day, which many of of have done.

I think that is a stretch unless, of course, you use gold. Since the start of this promo, I have missed approx 4 hours due to sleep and just recently collected my third diamond.

erik
02-10-2012, 09:28 PM
5 in my first 10 attempts nappy. no gold. maybe thats lucky. I would have to agree that 9 is gold!

silverbackspur
02-10-2012, 11:17 PM
It said I lost a box in my news screen but I haven't download the update 2.2

deuces
02-10-2012, 11:34 PM
Dang, MBN to be a HD user...You'll have boxes waiting for you and not have to find any right away so you dont waste any precious time!!

Seems like an unfair advantage to me.