Let me give a MOBSTERS 101 here:
Well I would say the first thing to do that you need is money. You need to work on getting your hourly income up so that you can buy weapons. How do you do that well everyone starts off with 2k in money and energy at 10. You build up your hourly income by buying property and building on it. Now the cheapest thing is a vacant lot for 5k. Now to get your money up to at least 5K you need to a few missions so click on the missions tab and look to see what you what to do. You will see that most missions require you to own some weapons. So check out what weapons you need click on the weapons tab and buy them.
The easy missions are generally a crowbar and a .38 special. So you should have enough to buy those. Once you bought them then do the missions to earn the extra cash. As you do a mission it will take some of your energy - don't worry you will rebuild your energy. So do 2 or 3 missions (depending what you pick) and get some cash. As you do the missions you will see you will go up in level. Leveling up is ok but be careful - don't go to high to fast. Here is a example of doing missions and what you need. Now when you level up you can get new and different missions so at level 1 you might not see all of these.
Once you have some cash then go buy some property. Click on the territory and buy a vacant lot. Then the best I can say is be patient and let your money grow. Log in and check it and when you get enough buy some townhouses and let it go from there. If you rush into it and do lots of missions to get cash you will find you are leveling up to fast and become easy pray for others to fight. My main one I restarted a month and a half ago and for the first month I did not fight at all - I waited till I got enough of a hourly income to buy the weapons I needed to be fully armed to fight. Here is how to buy property and you can see up top what your hourly income is. Now mind you at first you will not see all of these properties:
How many weapons do you need? Well that depends on what level you are on. For every level you can have 5 mobsters fight with you. So level one you can fight with 5 mobsters (1 x 5 = 5) and like my examples I'm on level 27 so I can have 135 mobsters fight with me (27 x 5 = 135). So how do you get a larger mob family? Well send out invites to your friends. If you need more there are some sites that will help you build up mobster friends to help build your mob (you can belong to as many mobs as you want to). One great site for building up mobster friends fast is mobsteradd.com Try and get your mob up to 500+ - you will need them down the line and the bigger your mob is now the better. Can you stop at 500? Well the more the better. Down the road you will need a larger mob to buy certain properties or to buy certain weapons. Here is how to build your mobsters - click on "My Mob" tab and invited from there.....
Once you have a good hourly income (I would say making 1 million a hour) then stock up on weapons. Look to see what level you are on and do the math. Say you are on level 8 so that means you should have enough weapons for 40 mobsters to fight with. Now should someone fight you in the middle of the night they can easily level you up so I like to have enough weapons to cover me in the next level so I would have 45. At level 8 the strongest weapons are the AK-47 for attack and for defense (If you were attacked) is shotguns, look under each weapon and it will tell you the attack and defense points. If you have enough cash then I would get 45 of each. For armor you 45 bullet proof vests - you have to protect your guys. Vehicles is where it gets costly. See with each vehicle you have a hourly upkeep charge. For that reason only I keep just what I need at my level. So at level the strongest is the bulletproof Escalade but they cost $200 a hour per vehicle so do the math on that one times 40 and you would pay out 9k a hour in upkeep (see that is why you need some good income coming in). Here is a example of what I have at level 27 (remember fighting with 135 mobsters):
OK now you have your weapons and time to fight. Click on the fight tab above and you will see who is currently online in mobsters on your level and not in your mob. Here is the thing - look at their mob size. If you want to level up the go for the larger mob size and fight them. If you want to stay at your level then pick on the little guys. Like when I was at level 8 if I didn't want to go up in levels then I will go after the mobs of 10 or less so that I don't get the experience point and I stay the same level. I do however get the win 100% of the time and if they have property then I get money. Now when you win you might win a couple of hundred or thousand from them but they lost a lot more on their end. You can fight the same person till either your stamina runs out, they are in the hospital or you ICE them
So there is basically how to play mobsters. Now you may say yeah bet she doesn't even play mobsters or she doesn't really know what she is doing - well you can see MY STATS and yeah I kinda know what I'm doing here. It may sound boring but OMG it gets addicting and it is fun and a GREAT stress re leaver. So with that happy moberstering and go kick some mobster booty. If you need more mobsters hit my profile up for a invite myspace.com/smartmom_debbie