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'That which does not kill us makes us stronger.'
- Friedrich Nietzsche
What good is a mob game if you can't fight other mobsters? Fighting is a great way to make some cash, get experience, and get payback on your enemies. Here are some tips to getting the most out of your fights.
Mob Size Is King
At lower levels, mob size really doesn't matter much. But as you progress, it becomes HUGE. By the time you are level 20, try to build up your mob to 20 people, and as a general rule, try to add a new member each level.
As you progress, the size of your mob will take over from your stats in determining wins. As a general rule, I attack mobsters with no more than 2/3 my own mobs size. This almost guarantees victory, and makes fighting to level and gain experience viable for everyone, even if you are set up for defense.
On defense, you gain the same benefits as you do attacking, but you also make yourself much less of a target for random attacks if you have a large mob.
Properly Equip Your Mob
This is very important, and a mistake people often make. You must make sure that each member of your mob is equipped with the most powerful items you can have at each level. Your mob members can only carry one gun, wear one piece of armor, and drive one vehicle. So buy just enough to cover each of these, and nothing more. Also remember to include yourself. So if you have a mob of 30 and you're level 30, you should have 31 Grenade Launchers, 31 Body Armors, and 31 SWAT Bearcats to be fully equipped. Having any more is a waste, having any less will decrease your strength in fights.
Another thing to pay attention to, when you get up at higher levels. Some equipment, such as the turret armored humvees, require additional weapons to get their max benifit. On the humvees, you not only get the bonus for the hummer, you also get the bonuses for the minigun that mounts on the top. Basically, its like carrying an extra weapon. So make sure if you have 100 humvees, also have 100 miniguns. These are in addition to any weapons your mobsters carry.
This is going to depend upon what type of character you are running. If you want to constantly fight, make sure to put plenty in attack, a little in defense, and some extra health. This will allow you to gain more money from fights, and obviously win more.
If you are running a wealthy character making tons of money, invest heavily in defense. This will not only help you win fights against attackers, and even if you will lose, the attacker won't get any money off you.
And unless you are running a straight fighter-type character, don't waste level points on stamina. Stamina regenerates very fast anyway, and most people don't need to bother with it until they are in their 30's level-wise.
Spread The Wealth (And The Attacks)
Some disagree with this, but unless you are a bad-ass with a huge mob, don't attack people more than once. Each time I play, I only attack people once, and if I recognize a name between sessions, I avoid it. If you attack people more than once, emotions start taking over, and people will recruit their friends and mob to take you out. I take it a step further. Since I'm a rich mobster, if someone attacks me 3-4 times, I just hire a hit and I'm done with it (another advantage to building up your financial equity).
The only way attacking someone repeatedly works in the long run is if the mobster you attack has a really bad fight record. In that case, either the person hasn't logged on in months and doesn't care, or they are weak and used to getting their butt's kicked. If you find an easy mark like this, copy the link from the address bar of the browser and save it. You can repeatedly attack them whenever you want to make easy money or need experience.
Do Your Homework
At lower levels, its often helpful to look at the stat sheet of the mobster you are stalking before you attack. Look for these signs:
If they have a really good win-loss record, have fouht a huge number of times, and they don't have much property, avoid them. They are setup for fighting. Now some will argue that you should attack them because they probably have all their stats in attack and little in defense. But do you really want someone getting payback on you every day for the next six months? I didn't think so.
If they have a bunch of high value property, and a mediocre win-loss record, they are probably set up defensively. If you are a fighter, attack them as they will generally give out good money and you will probably beat them. If you are setup defensively, you will probably lose this fight as well.
If you see someone with a really bad fight record, not much property, and only one of each weapon type, attack. They most likely either don't know what they are doing, or don't care. They usually will have a very small mob too. Attack away.
Emotion Clouds Judgement
The biggest thing to remember is this is just a game. You will not win every fight, and sometimes its best just to step away and forget about someone. Constantly going after people, punching everyone who attacks you, and holding grudges will catch up with you. Everyone has got friends in this game, and either they will get you, or they will hire a hit on you. So keep your cool, this isn't personal!
Pay Attention To Your Opponent's Level
When you are at lower levels, you really don't need to pay attention to the level of your opponent as you are all within a couple levels of each other. However, as you progress to higher and higher levels, this will not be the case. By the time you are level 80 you could very well end up fighting mobsters in the mid 90's in level. And at higher levels, the disparity between levels is even greater. Its a mistake players (like me) make when we fight and only pay attention to Mob size. Take your time and make sure you're not biting off more than you can chew, unless you ridiculously outnumber your opponent.