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10 – No, Make That 13 – Best Facebook Mob Wars Tips

I was little obsessed with Mob Wars on Facebook. If you know what it is, you understand. If you don’t know what it is, and you’re on Facebook, you should add the app.

In any case, here are some tips for the beginner, with some alarmingly true to life:

  • Invest in real estate, early and often. It will bankroll your life.
  • Buy just as much car/weapon as you need, and no more. Don’t be dazzled by what the other Mobsters are doing. You don’t need that Armored Humvee, until it’s absolutely necessary, and not a moment sooner, since they’re expensive to maintain.
  • Make love, not war. Befriend other mobsters (using the last tip) rather than trying to recruit your friends. This seems counter-intuitive to the game, and it is, but it’s key for you to grow your mob without alienating all of your real friends.
  • Don’t bother selling off smaller real estate to fund larger real estate. You lose money.
  • Buy real estate in increments of 5 or 10, shown in the drop-down. The price goes up with each purchase, so if you buy them one at a time, you’ll pay more for them than you would if you saved up for 5, or 10 and bought them all at once.
  • Do business while you’re in the hospital. When you’re in the hospital, you can be punched in the face, but not attacked, and hence, not robbed of your cash on hand. Walking around healthy and withdrawing $15M to buy those Humvees is a bad idea. You’ll get hit on your way to the dealership.
  • Make sure you have prerequisite purchases. Make sure you have the right piece of land to put that casino or hotel on. Make sure you buy the Minigun before you buy the Humvee. If you have to re-deposit it in the bank, you lose 10% to the bank. OR don’t bank it at all, and make your purchases after a job or cleaning out some “pigeon”.
  • “Pigeons” are players who don’t bank their cash (like this one), and then they get pissed when you clean them out – especially when they’re online. We can’t play around the clock, so we’re all pigeons at some point, but do your best to bank it.
  • Boost your defense attribute early and often, and you won’t have to be so worried about banking. You can get beaten and killed again and again, and the suckers won’t get away with a dime.
  • Kick bigtime ass even if it lands you in the hospital a few times. Go back. Heal up. Get back out there and kill that bastard. It’s great for experience, and I won some of my best mobster buds that way.
  • Always go for the Hit List, no matter how scary the mark. Ten other guys can land the mark in the hospital and you finish him off. Click the button four or five times and then wait; no more or Mob Wars tells you to calm down, and you lose your place in the ass kicking parade. Oh, and use Safari. It stores up your multiple clicks much better than Firefox.
  • If you have to choose between real estate and paying $15M to rub out some punk, take a breath, count to ten and save your cash, especially if they’ve just paid to have you killed. The thrill of the kill is gone in a second. Rent payments go on forever. Once, some asshat paid to have me rubbed out four or five times because he couldn’t kill me himself. Sure, having died, I lost my points for the level, but once I’d lost ’em I had nothing else to lose. So I healed up in the hospital and killed his punk ass with my bare hands again, and again, and again, mocking him in direct messages on Facebook (see the tip below). After he’d spent about $100M, and I’d done enough typing, I asked him to join my mob. It’s good to have a balls-out bulldog like that in the family.

And last, but not least, the seemingly obvious, but evidently most cryptic tip for Mob Wars:

Any tips to add? Drop ’em in the comments below, punk, and get out of my face. 😉 – “The Hunch”

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81 Responses to “10 – No, Make That 13 – Best Facebook Mob Wars Tips”


  1. 1 stan
    Tuesday, June 24, 2008 at 3:19 am

    Nice guide haha, i have a question here i would like to ask. If you are killed or defeated by other players is there any way of tracking who they are? I know for a fact that if you are punched, you will be notified of, however this has not happened to defeats. Thx

  2. Tuesday, June 24, 2008 at 5:24 am

    Glad you like the guide, Stan. See the last tip. If in your history you were killed by The Hunch, and then clicked his name, you’d see the number and be able to figure out The Hunch’s identity. As a side note, in the morning, I like to see if someone has put me on the hit list, and then who the opportunistic suckers were who attacked me. Then I take ’em out one by one (if I can). Not as much to teach ’em a lesson, as much as to have a new way to identify targets.

  3. Thursday, June 26, 2008 at 3:34 pm

    If you are addicted to Mob Wars then sign up for Extreme Mob Wars and join my mob today. Similar to Mob Wars except with a lot more features and you can interact with your mob as well. Prizes available for best players, including bonuses and extra turns.

    http://www.extrememobwars.com/signup.php?ref=27941

  4. 4 ShitBird
    Tuesday, July 1, 2008 at 3:47 pm

    so, to invite someone to join your mob, do you need to first add them as a facebook friend?

  5. Tuesday, July 1, 2008 at 4:28 pm

    ShitBird,
    Yeah, you do. I wound up organizing my friends into folders: Real Friends, Mob Wars Friends, to keep my real friend list clean and stop asking myself, “WTF is this?” Good luck. – The Hunch

  6. 6 ShitBird
    Wednesday, July 2, 2008 at 4:12 am

    thanks – what a pain. i’ll do it the old-fashioned way… steady mobbin

  7. 7 Ayme
    Monday, July 7, 2008 at 1:14 pm

    I have a question for you since you have gone pretty far in MW…What are Level 30 jobs like and what should I do to prepare for the jobs? Great page thanks for all of the hints!

  8. Monday, July 7, 2008 at 2:25 pm

    I quit at level 51, because the jobs didn’t change, and gameplay got a little flat. By 30, you may be able to do the train robbery, but then it’s been several weeks since I’ve played. Ideally, you would have enough energy to pull off the train schedule, safe house, and train robbery once you’re at full energy. Otherwise you just have to wait. And yeah, you’re welcome for da hints. – The Hunch

  9. 9 SpicyMeat
    Monday, July 7, 2008 at 4:19 pm

    If you attack someone enough to send them to the hospital (but not kill them), can you punch them in the face to death? Any tips on getting your kill count up? Also, if people want more mobsters go to: http://www.mobwarsforum.com where people add each other as a friend temporarily to add them to their mob. I picked up 60 mobsters so far in 2 days. Wish I found your hints before I was already into the game!

  10. Tuesday, July 8, 2008 at 12:14 pm

    Spicy Meat,
    Yes, every so often, a punch in the face is enough to kill some hospitalized punk, which is one way to help boost your kill count. The forum IS good to pick up mobsters, for sure. Another thing is to check out the Godfather for offers that you might want anyway… like credit reports or ringtones… and cash favor points in for hired guns. They help too.
    Later,
    “The Hunch”

  11. 11 JohnGalt
    Tuesday, July 8, 2008 at 10:16 pm

    why don’t you just reset your account and come out of the womb a balzin’? thats what im gonna do http://apps.facebook.com/mobwars/profile/?user_id=726738779

  12. Wednesday, July 9, 2008 at 10:13 am

    Okay, okay, kid. Sheesh. The Hunch is back.

  13. 13 JohnGalt
    Wednesday, July 9, 2008 at 2:31 pm

    😉 are you going to reset your account and make a super account?

  14. 14 Bender
    Sunday, July 13, 2008 at 9:15 am

    I’ll add some of the stratergies I used.
    You might not agree with them but they helped me.

    Don’t worry about the jewelry store mission. The dollar to energy ratio isn’t that much better than drug dealing and the drug dealing has a better energy to experience ratio. The jewelry store requires $106,500 in equipment, so you’re better off saving that and getting the required equipment for the Liquor smuggling mission which yeilds a much better energy to dollar ratio.

    The hotel asset proides the best return on investment at 2.22%. Other good assets are the empty lot(2%), Villa (2%), restaurant (2%), and the apartments (2%) all other property assets provide less than 1% return.

    You can used undeveloped land assets as a cheap bank (sort of). Land assets are sold for half the current purchase price. So for example if you buy 1 empty lot for $5,000 its price will rise to $5,500. If you then sell it, it will sell for $5,500/2 = $2,750. So if you buy 10 empty lots for $50,000($5,000 each) the price will rise to $10,000. If you now sell those 10 lots the price will be $10,000/2 = $5,000 x 10 lots and you will get back your $50,000. This only works if you have 0 of the asset and then buy and sell as a set of 10. This works for all UNdeveloped assets. Sorry I couldn’t explain it better.

    I don’t use the bank. Maybe I’ve been lucky but I’ve only had $35,000 stolen by other mobsters, so I would’ve lost alot more if I had of used the bank (I have 1,100,000 in cash at the moment).

    As I said before you might not agree with my methods but they’ve worked well for me, and I apologies for not being able to explain some thing

  15. Monday, July 14, 2008 at 10:23 am

    Bender, thanks for the additions. These are great. I’m glad the non-banking is working for you, but just this weekend, I lost $400K, which I will admit, is rare. One question: if you don’t use the bank, how do you get healed at the hospital? The Hunch

  16. Monday, July 14, 2008 at 6:39 pm

    I could see how this game prepares you for life.

  17. 17 Griswald
    Tuesday, July 15, 2008 at 10:26 pm

    so is there a way for you to recruit someone you dont know into your mob without adding him as a friend on facebook and having some weird guy see your profile?

  18. Wednesday, July 16, 2008 at 8:46 am

    I hope you’re not talking about me.
    Sure. Add them as a friend, put them in a Mob Wars friend list, and change the privacy preferences.

  19. Wednesday, July 16, 2008 at 8:50 am

    YES. In fact, MobWars peeps don’t really need to know anything about you. Go into Privacy in Facebook, and tweak the settings so that everyone except those in your MobWars friend list can see all your stuff. Thanks for pointing this out. Great question. – The Hunch

  20. Wednesday, July 16, 2008 at 4:14 pm

    Unofficial tip #14 – Rub out Mistress Mandy at every available opportunity.

    http://apps.facebook.com/mobwars/profile/?user_id=29717460

  21. 21 DaFinisher
    Saturday, July 19, 2008 at 2:18 pm

    Great tips, thanks for posting. Here are a few others:

    1. A corrollary to # 5: As the price of property goes up, the ratio of price to income goes up as well. In other words, you’ll spend more for the next 10 Hotels that you buy than what you just spent for the first 10. Watch the ratio and make sure you’re purchasing properties that give you the most “bang for your buck” (i.e., the highest income with the lowest purchase price possible). I developed a spreadsheet that tells me exactly what to buy next based on every property’s price/income ratio. The number of properties I own at this moment are:

    Villa – 212
    Restaurant – 172
    Apartment – 178
    Hotel – 186
    Marina – 63
    Office – 67
    Beachfront Hotel – 63
    Casino – 47

    As you can see, the price/income ratio for the cheaper properties allows you to buy more of them for the same income as the more expensive properties, hence the reason I have 212 Villa’s and only 47 Casino’s.

    2. There’s a similar ratio for jobs, although in the case of jobs, the ratio doesn’t change as you do a particular job several times. But with jobs you also have to be concerned with experience points – Remember, the more experience points you gain, the higher your level, and thus the more powerful mobs that will see you on the Fight list. You might want to do jobs that give you less experience points until your income and weapons are ready for you to level up.

    3. Once you get to a point where you can win some fights, you might want to stop doing jobs entirely and make your money off the Hitlist. I quit doing jobs about the same time I realized that I can get rich much more quickly by picking up bounties. The first time you pick up a $100M bounty, a train robbery just doesn’t seem that appealing any more. And what’s more, you’re picking up major cash and only getting a relatively few experience points, so you can beef up your mob at a low level – Meaning, of course, you will be more powerful than other mobs in your range on the Fight list.

    4. If you play past level 30 or so, you’re going to realize that you don’t have enough friends to keep your mob competitive. At some point you’ll have to resort to one of the many “Add Me” groups on Facebook – Just search for “Mob Wars” and you’ll find several. You’ll first need to add them as a friend on Facebook, and then one of you will need to invite the other to their mob.

    5. Once you send an invite to someone to join your mob, you can delete them from your Friends. They don’t necessarily need to have accepted the invite yet. That way, your Friends list isn’t cluttered with a bunch of strangers.

    6. You can create a Friends group (I call mine Mob Wars) and add people to that group as you send them invites (always remember to include “Mob Wars” in the personal message so they know your intent). Once you have that group tracking all your Mob Wars adds, go into “Privacy” in Facebook and deny permissions for that group from everything under the Profile group (both Basic and Contact Information). That way, none of your random add’s will be able to see any of your personal info on your profile.

    7. If you do step 6. above, then you can do a group invite in Mob Wars and send the invite to everyone in your Mob Wars friend list. Click on Mob and select “Use Friend List” next to the “Find Friends” box. Choose “Mob Wars”, and now you’re only looking at people you invited for Mob Wars!

    I’ll post more as I think of them. Some things are just second nature so I don’t think of them as “tips” until I do them again. I hope this is helpful!

    –DaFinisher

  22. 22 Jesse
    Monday, July 21, 2008 at 9:05 am

    Hey BIlly,

    How do I get someone into my mob after they are already on mob wars?
    Sorry to post this here, but I haven’t found the answer.

  23. Monday, July 21, 2008 at 10:34 am

    A person’s Facebook ID number is the same as their Mob Wars ID number. For example: http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=500096127 is my Facebook URL. http://apps.facebook.com/mobwars/profile/?user_id=500096127 is my Mob Wars URL. See the matching number? So click a player’s name, copy their ID number, and then paste it into another window at the end of the Facebook URL, to see who’s kicking your ass, or who should be added to your mob.

    Add them as a friend, and then recruit them by clicking ‘my mob’, and then making an invitation.

    The Hunch

  24. Tuesday, July 22, 2008 at 8:22 am

    Thanx for the tips Billy.Could someone please kill this guy at every opportunity?He keeps addin me to the hitlist for no reason and i dont have the cash to do the same to him.

  25. 26 SanMiguel
    Wednesday, July 23, 2008 at 4:58 am

    Lovesickbilly, how the hell can a level 60 tycoon attack a level 22 tycoon? The dude’s been attacking me every second killing me each time he does. Now I can’t do anything, actually I choose not to. It’s a waste of money healing and dying every time.

    http://apps.facebook.com/mobwars/profile/?user_id=742653597

  26. Wednesday, July 23, 2008 at 11:36 am

    San Miguel,
    Any enemy of yours is an enemy of mine. I got your back.
    The Hunch

  27. 28 rainnotree
    Monday, July 28, 2008 at 6:01 pm

    I had this guy that attack me for four consecutive time stealing over 10k, and he send me to hit list after i punch him. im level 15, with little cash, so i now stop doing job and stay at level 15, to earn rent and buy more land. then i will buy grenade launcher and armoured truck for all my mob, only 3.
    it will take days, perhaps weeks, before i can send him to hitlits every hour for 100k, haha…

  28. 29 rainnotree
    Monday, July 28, 2008 at 6:02 pm

    can anyone join my mob, in return, what can i do?

  29. Monday, July 28, 2008 at 7:54 pm

    rainnotree,
    make sure you’re keeping your cash banked. don’t listen to those freaks who tell you not to. and yes, anyone can join your mob. in return, you could always kick the ass of players they select and IM you about, acting like co-members of a real mob. – The Hunch

  30. 31 rainnotree
    Monday, July 28, 2008 at 8:54 pm

    yea, i bank in every hour while in office. but i observe that there is a time period that no cash will be stolen even when i lost and holding cash on hand. because no one can bank in every hour, coz need to sleep and travel to and fro work.
    where or how to ask who to join? can i join u to be ur mob, to kick ppl’s ass, thot i myself is not strong yet and been kicked uncountable times, haha
    thanks for the reply.

  31. 32 Peluzio
    Tuesday, July 29, 2008 at 11:00 pm

    Hunch, thanks for the tips. some real good advice there.
    DaFinisher, I made the same excel sheet (mob wars can be so addictive :-D) and as you said, investing is the cheaper stuff is much better.

    Something I’m trying out now is I made a whole new profile in FB just for mobwars. everyone is welcome to join.
    Strategy: is to keep my level as low as possible. no jobs, minimal attacks and boost up money as much as possible through realestate.
    Goal: to get to the top of the rankings 🙂

    http://apps.facebook.com/mobwars/profile/?user_id=1347409643

    I’ll accept anyone who wants to join!

    Good mobbing

  32. Thursday, July 31, 2008 at 7:28 pm

    Just got finished reading your tips, very well written. Wish I had know of this prior to figuring it all out. You did a great job!

    The only thing i can say about all of this is I am so sick of people adding me to the HIT list several times a day! I keep kicking this dudes A** and he keeps adding me to the hit list.. When is he going to get the balls to work up to kicking my A** by him self with out the help of the List!
    Thanks again for your page. Anyone interested in Joining up, feel free to add me, You need anything i got your back!
    XXX Manic Mamaa XXX

    http://apps.new.facebook.com/mobwars/profile/?user_id=565530310

    My link!

  33. 34 Jesse
    Sunday, August 3, 2008 at 1:06 pm

    Hello there,

    Great tips all around — I’ve already incorporated quite a few of them into my routine.

    I have to disagree on the use of banks, though. Personally, I use the bank sparingly. I generally only deposit a few mil at a time in order to heal me at the hospital. Here’s my reasoning: Say I have 100,000,000 dollars. If I put it in the bank, its going to take away 10% leaving me with 90,000,000 dollars. If I have it out in the open, I might get attacked. From the attacks, lets say I loose 500,000 dollars. That’s still significantly less than the 10,000,000 i would loose from depositing it in the bank. On the other hand, if I loose 500k, it means some jerk out there is running around with my money… but thats the cost of doing business, at least the way i see it.

    Anyway, on another topic… here’s my tip (for people new to mob wars):

    – Don’t upgrade your energy past 55. The most strenuous task (the great train robbery) requires a total of 55 points. After lvl 50 or so, you’ll have so much income from your properties that you won’t even do jobs anymore. The skill level points are best used elsewhere.

    -Jesse

  34. 35 Jiggy H4x
    Sunday, August 3, 2008 at 9:48 pm

    Thanks so much for the help. Could anyone who thinks they have unlocked all of the jobs (or is level 40-50 ish) just copy and paste each job from drug smuggling by sea and below? Which jobs do you prefer? And are humvees worth wasting a minigun? Thanks.

  35. 36 Blimp
    Monday, August 4, 2008 at 12:52 am

    Hi..
    I attacked a person on a hitlist and this is the result:

    Gossamer’s mob fought with: 1075 Grenade Launchers, 1075 Body Armors, 1075 Turret-Armed Humvees

    How is that possible? I thought the max mob= 501, so you should only be able 2 use max 501 launchers, etc…

  36. Monday, August 4, 2008 at 10:04 am

    Jiggy – I’m pretty sure it ends with the Great Train Robbery, which is unfortunate, because it makes the top end of the game a little boring. I also think the developers should up the % of arrests to make it a little more challenging, because between levels 1-72, I got arrested three times – hundreds of jobs pulled.

    Blimp – Don’t know about that 1075 thing. I’d write the developer, or check out the FAQ.

    – The Hunch

  37. 39 RU Krusher
    Monday, August 4, 2008 at 2:22 pm

    Great tips, started trying out the hit list and took down a 2.9 mill bounty taking 45 damage and inflicting 4 damage, what a boost to a level 18 bankroll.

  38. 40 johnny
    Tuesday, August 5, 2008 at 3:47 pm

    i agree about the not putting money in the bank thing. lets say i make 10,000,000 a hour. if i were to put it in the bank i would lose 1,000,000. but if i were to keep it i would have to be attacked 10+ times in that hour to make me regret my decision. i have never been attacked that many times in a hour.

  39. Tuesday, August 5, 2008 at 5:33 pm

    I am guessing that depending on your defense level, and the attack level of the attacker, this varies. As a level 70, I’ve been attacked by ‘peers’ or less, and lost nothing. I’ve been attacked by lvl 100+ and lost 100K for as many rounds as it took to put me in the hospital, usually 8 or so.

  40. 42 chickachickawhawha
    Wednesday, August 6, 2008 at 5:44 pm

    Do you guys know where i could find the stats (attack/defense/cost/upkeep/level) for all of the various guns and vehicles in the game?

  41. 43 Lee
    Friday, August 8, 2008 at 4:35 am

    Great tip list dude.

    Regarding the banking, i got into a habit of using it when i was in the lower levels because if i was attacked and i lost, the money i lost was a fair part of my cash to hand.

    But now (i’m level 29) I’ve just read your tip and it occurred to me…wtf am i doing losing 20 million or so a day due to bank charges? to lose 20 mill cash in hand due to lost fights will take a few weeks, if not alot more. :/ and by that time i’ve lost hundereds of millions.
    Besides, i’m now earning a fair amount of income so losing 100k every now and then isn’t noticeable.

    Thanks for the hitlist tip too, i’ve been sitting here clicking the ‘attack’ button once, wondering why i never get anything :p

    As for the fighting, it’s all about the XP now. i’ll take 60XP over 600k anyday, but in the lower levels, browse your opponents before attacking, see what weapons they have in stock, veichles….and most importantly, their assests. If they’ve got a Casino sitting there, you know they’ve got money (you can find out their exact hourly income by adding them to the hitlist, don’t actually send it through tho, just have a look how much bounty it’ll cost you to add them, and divide by 10).

    Also, keep an eye on what expenditures you have, it’s very likely you’ve got something you don’t need thats costing you upkeep. Like cars not in use or something…heres an example.

    A while ago I upgraded my 47 armoured trucks to 47 SWAT bearcats (theres 47 people in my mob including me, if you wondered :p) so i sold my 47 armoured trucks…thus…no upkeep for them.

    Only stock what you need/use. Thats very important, if your mob grows you can always add later on when you have the cash.

    Stamina is a pointless stat to worry about upgrading when you level up, i’m only at 6 stamina, and its all i need, why it costs 2 skill points is beyond me… so just add a stamina point like…every 10 levels lol. You don’t need to do too much attacking anyway, just attack wisely. It regenerates pretty fast anyway.

    Attack, Defense and Energy are vital though. Youre defense stat has an effect on how much damage you take, and how much money you lose, so a higher defense stat = less money lost!

    And to round up, as was said earlier, you MUST look around for the best “cash to energy to XP” ratios, you really will notice the difference. The other day i realised i only had about 2 hotels and for my 5 million (10 hotels @500k ?) i’d get an extra 100k hourly income, so i bought 30.
    Cheaper than a casino!

    Being a tycoon is by far the best one. Money = Success 😀

    Cheers guys.

  42. 44 chickachickawhawha
    Sunday, August 10, 2008 at 11:41 am

    Was messed up when I logged on… was hitlisted (I’m lvl 7) and several people from lvl 27 to 77 had killed me. Oh well. So I figured since I had a death and some losses mind as well attack some rich people. I found this one guy who had 7 assault rifles, 1 shotgun, 7bullet proof vests… i won several times but lost several times and was wondering on the losses… as I was attacking with 100 shotguns, 50colts, 25 bulletproof vests. Any ideas?

  43. Sunday, August 10, 2008 at 7:56 pm

    Wes,
    It doesn’t make a lot of sense to me either. All I can guess is maybe his attack and defense numbers are higher, even though he doesn’t have a lot of health points. I always watch and see how many points they take before going to the hospital, and figure on if mine are higher. If mine are higher, I can attack, and hospitalise, guys who are ranked higher. Hope that helps. – The Hunch

  44. Tuesday, August 12, 2008 at 3:40 am

    hey how do i get a few people to join my mob ?
    i no i can invite them as friend but is there any other way? if not could people add me as there friend my name is alex lawrence hill on face book please if you dont mind …

  45. 47 alex
    Tuesday, August 12, 2008 at 4:21 am

    hey how can i get more mob members for my mob … on mobwars 😛 i no i can do it by inviteing my friends but if there is any other way could you please tell me… also if there isn’t could poeple please add me as there friend my name is alex lawrence hill on facebook

  46. 48 alex again
    Tuesday, August 12, 2008 at 8:34 am

    whats the best way to money ???

  47. Tuesday, August 12, 2008 at 11:31 am

    you have to invite friends/people to join your mob. see my last tip, above, for help. the best way to money? lol. real estate. advance in level, doing jobs and banking your cash until you can buy real estate which generates passive income.
    The Hunch

  48. 50 Adam Penny
    Wednesday, August 13, 2008 at 10:12 am

    Hey up there, just reading through and noted someone had put the hourly return on investment of the hotels at 2.22%, which while correct for the hotel itself doesn’t take into account the cost of the land.

    What I did on this front (and I freely admit it’s a bit sad) is set up a spreadsheet with four columns: Land Cost, Development Cost, Hourly Revenue, ROI (return on investment calculated by 100*HourlyRevenue/(LandCost+DevelopmentCost). Once it’s set up, sort the list by descending ROI and buy properties in that order (in 10s as the Hunch recommends). Also, once you’ve bought your 10, update the spreadsheet with the new price and sort the list again. You’ll find you probably have about 40 each of villas/restaurants/apartments/hotels before offices and the like becoming a competitive proposal.

    My only other comment is that the Hunch is right about banking, but later on it’s worth comparing the risk on your losses against the bankers fee, i.e. if for the sake of argument you have enough capital that every time someone hits you you’re losing $100,000 and you’re getting beaten 6 times a day then you’re losing $600,000 a day. 600,000 is 10% of 6,000,000 so if you’re getting less than 6,000,000 a day then you save money by banking as you are paying the banker less than 600k to keep your money safe, but anything more than 6,000,000 you’re better off keeping it as cash and writing off the losses as less than the banker would have taken. In a nutshell, assess your overall hit risk and the strength of your mob when considering whether to bank or not.

    G-String George

  49. 51 Adam Penny
    Wednesday, August 13, 2008 at 10:14 am

    Sorry, I’m wrong on the ROI of the hotel: been so long since I’ve been at that stage that the memory is playing tricks. 🙂

  50. Wednesday, August 13, 2008 at 1:16 pm

    there seem to be a lot of bots hitting the hitlist in spite of the rules… or else I’m getting slow in my old age. Even when I hit three times on the second button down I can’t seem to register any hits at all. Any suggestions?

  51. Wednesday, August 13, 2008 at 1:18 pm

    I should add that my computers are not old and slow… and have recently been upgraded.

  52. 54 Adam Penny
    Wednesday, August 13, 2008 at 4:56 pm

    Hey Nonna,

    You can get hits on the hit list, but you do need to be very quick off the mark indeed. I think the bots may soon dry up with the new image recognition verification, but at the end of the day there’s probably thousands out there watching and refreshing all the time (about time they put auto-ajax refreshing on there in my view: save server overhead against everyone manually refreshing the whole page all the time) so it really is fastest fingers first.

    I’ve been finding that with the multiple-clicking, if you click too quickly one after the other they don’t all register. Just experiment with different rates.

  53. Friday, August 15, 2008 at 5:24 am

    Hi lovesickbilly,thanks for so much info,i sure couldve used it the first time i played the game,lol.I had the misfortune of joining 2 groups who were feuding and got deleted out off mobs and mass attacked for being in the other group.I ended up selling everything and asking my true mobbies to delete me out of their mob and to attack me so they could have all my money(took like a day and a half) and i also posted a forum for hitlist requests.I was going to quit the game but found many good people who responded to what i was doing.I always try to encourage people to join this group now because theres no problems like i had encountered with the other two groups.Thanks again for helping everyone with the info.PEACE.
    One more thing……I hate hospital hiding mofos,lol….

  54. 56 Mark
    Friday, August 15, 2008 at 9:40 am

    I just started playing. So from what I understand, if someone recruits you, and then you recruit someone, the person you recruited doesn’t show up on the fist person’s mob list?

    If so, that’s kind of lame.

  55. 57 Davey
    Saturday, August 16, 2008 at 9:22 am

    I almost never use the bank, but i have insane amounts of properties, i am a level 36 tycoon and have 3 166 800 in costs but still make 42 862 200 every 54 minutes, people grab 100 000 every few hours and i never even notice… i have about 25 000 000 stored in the bank for hospital visits and it works for me, and i just wanted to add, being a pigeon doesnt do me almost any harm… ever

  56. 58 HD
    Tuesday, August 19, 2008 at 2:05 pm

    Good stuff in here. I read through most quickly and to answer a few things…

    I’m at level 82 – The top job is Drug Smuggling by Air that pays up to $45 million

    While not banking money can be cheaper you are taking your chances gettting attacked and there is a downfall. Anytime I get attacked and someone gets money regardless of the amount they mostly will attack repeatedly. The other downfall is the more losses you rack up the bigger chance more people will attack you as well you may be killed inadvertently.

    Being killed sucks as you lose lots of experience points.

    Like others have said use the Hitlist, even if you lose the fight you can walk away with the bounty.

    Does anyone else miss the ability to travel and play in London? I was getting tired of mobwars but being able to play in 2 cities and chase bounties was awesome!

    Good luck out there

  57. 59 SNOWMAN
    Tuesday, August 19, 2008 at 9:51 pm

    im a level 15 tycoon. what stats should i start building up? for example, should i focus on energy or defense.

    thanks in advance!

  58. 60 Juzer
    Wednesday, August 20, 2008 at 2:58 am

    how do you get to save a few bastards who attack you to be dealt with later. The history list gets cleared and the fellas are gone.
    Is there any way you can target a few and keep them saved for later use. I tried saving the id and using it, but somehow it will not give me the option to attack them, only punch them. What could be the reason, maybe there is a level difference in me and them. Any suggestions?

  59. 61 ahmad
    Wednesday, August 20, 2008 at 6:08 am

    There are some macros at http://www.hakanozerdem.com/2008/08/20/mob-wars-facebook-biraz-hile-zamani/

    The macros work in Firefox and iMacros extension and work fine.

    You just start them and everything will be done automatically.

  60. Wednesday, August 20, 2008 at 7:01 am

    Juzer,
    I created a bookmark folder and bookmarked the schmucks by name. Every so often I’d check in and rain a little unhappiness on ’em. If you can only punch them, check to see if they’re in the hospital. That might be the case. Otherwise, it might be a safeguard the devs put in to balance the game. Best of luck. The Hunch

  61. Wednesday, August 20, 2008 at 10:50 am

    Snowman,
    Keep your defense high early on, and build it with your attack for the next few levels. Then, alternate attack, defense, and health (1 each) with stamina, etc., each time you level up. – The Hunch

  62. 64 RainNoTree
    Thursday, August 21, 2008 at 4:57 pm

    I think the maker of this game is protecting those who fights people.
    I was attacking this person who stole a lot of $$$ from a mob of mine,
    he can be in hospital for 7 hours, i cant attack him, his job, and fight no didnt change, no one fight him. then in a minute he won 7 all fights, im only able to attack him once then he goes to hospital. 2 hours later he was dead, properly added to hitlist by someone else where he lost 4 fight in a row by someone attacking him.
    then for the next 10 hours he is still dead. Its seems strange. the mob of mine was attack by him the moment he online and was about to use the cash to buy things, and suddenly cannot buy due to insufficient. Because that mob attack him repeatedly, stealing a lot of his cash.

  63. 65 Mike
    Sunday, August 24, 2008 at 10:23 am

    when so u stop earning new items or jobs and stuff?

  64. 66 LU
    Monday, August 25, 2008 at 4:48 pm

    Question: I saw this question posted earlier, but didn’t see an answer. Is it possible for someone who already plays mob wars to join a new mob? ie, be part of more than one mob at a time?

  65. Monday, August 25, 2008 at 5:43 pm

    Unless you can delete all the right cookies, I don’t think you could do it unless you have multiple facebook accounts, or log in as different users. The question is, why would you want to?

  66. 68 LU
    Monday, August 25, 2008 at 7:42 pm

    Thanks, it’s more about having existing users join MY mob. . .

  67. Sunday, September 7, 2008 at 6:34 am

    Hello Lovesick Billy;

    Whats the difference between Death Count and Kill Count?
    I read your tips and it should take me a few weeks to decipher it.

    thanks

    Buryman

  68. Sunday, September 7, 2008 at 9:28 pm

    If memory serves, the Death Count is the number of times you’ve died. The Kill Count is the number of times you’ve killed somebody else. – The Hunch

  69. 71 KDSunshine
    Monday, September 8, 2008 at 7:53 am

    After you add a friend that you dont know, you CAN delete them after you
    invite them to mob wars. Much easier than lists I found.

  70. 72 Miki
    Monday, September 8, 2008 at 1:05 pm

    Hey Hunch,

    What do you think is a decent number of defense/attack points? I’m pissed off because I would attack a mobster with let’s say 125 people (I myself have 233) and I would lose the fight by like 10-15 points (not even a close fight!) My numbers are 55 for each. What’s going on? Should I go higher and if yes, how high?

  71. 73 Eternal
    Monday, September 8, 2008 at 8:09 pm

    Is the ID still working for mob wars? I don’t see the ID anywhere. I need more mobsters. Add me please. I’m Evan Pringle on face book. I’m tired of getting beat down because I don’t have enough mobsters.

  72. 74 kiloone006
    Wednesday, September 10, 2008 at 5:17 am

    did anyone else wake up up to find their facebook mobwars app gone this am?

  73. 77 RainNoTree
    Monday, September 15, 2008 at 9:20 pm

    Hi Miki,
    what about ur weapons? all ur mob equiped with the best weapons, armour and vehicles? if u are the attacking mobster, u should be pumping on attack.
    my guess is ur attack is not high enough and the one u attack has a very high defence stats.
    that’s all i know, correct me if i am wrong. 🙂

  74. 78 Miki
    Wednesday, September 17, 2008 at 12:01 am

    Hi 😀

    Yes, I have the best weapons, armours and vehicles and I’m always fully equipped (for example, if i have 300 mobsters, i have 300 of each weapon, vehicle, etc). My defense/attack is up to 70-71 now which I think is pretty high — I don’t know how high the other members have it that’s why I was asking. How high are yours? Today, I think I lost a fight to somebody with 150 members or so…I almost have DOUBLE the members! Ridiculous! Hehe, thanks! 🙂

  75. 79 Fast Telis
    Sunday, September 28, 2008 at 7:45 am

    Another question about expanding my mob. I have had some mobsters inviting me to jooin their mob through an announcement in my mobwars home page. How is that possible? They are not my friends. Can I do that as well?

  76. Wednesday, October 1, 2008 at 9:01 pm

    Is there a way to change my mobs name so I am not targeted so often by the same people over and over again? I have two people that are constantly attacking me and killing me and taking my money.

    Great site…

    J.

  77. 81 Tahlullah
    Tuesday, October 14, 2008 at 9:18 pm

    Hi

    Question. I have enough points from the Godfather to get something. So . . .which do I choose . . . and why?

    2 mob members (hired guns)
    Full energy

    Obviously I want to make the best choice.

    I’m a level 25 Bulletproof, have 65 in my mob, heaps of money and property.
    You can view my stats at http://apps.new.facebook.com/mobwars/profile/?user_id=564987841

    Oh and I’m open to joining up with others.

    Thanks


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