Mafia Wars Tips & Hints: Eight Ways to Get Experience Points

Early on, new players of Mafia Wars discover the true value of experience. While the first few levels are easy to pass through, jumping up in later levels means that players have to wait a day or sometimes several times before they get enough experience. With a complex game like Mafia Wars, there are several strategies and places where you may have not considered looking for additional experience points.

1) Do Jobs

The most obvious way to earn experience points in Mafia War is by using up your energy to do jobs. The obvious strategy here is that if your goal is to level up, using the lowest amount of energy to gain the most experience points is what you should do. Of course, use the remaining energy points for other jobs that you haven't mastered yet.

2) Help Friends with Jobs

As your mafia list grows, friends and contacts will often send updates to your Facebook wall in order to ask for help with their jobs. While you only have a short time before others help (only 25 friends can accept the offer), helping will give you several experience points for little effort.

) Be a Maniac
If you've already chosen to be a mogul or fearless type of character in Mafia Wars, you're going to want to skip to #4. But if you haven't started playing yet, or you're already playing as a Maniac, you'll be happy to know that Maniacs earn one new energy point every 3 minutes (versus 5 minutes for the other types). More energy means you can do more jobs.

4) Choose a Fearless Friend for Wheelman Position

When building your Top Mafia, put a Fearless player in the Wheelman position (the higher the level, the better). By doing so, you'll use up to 11% less energy when doing jobs. There's an added perk here as well, this will also increase your chances of completing a jobs without using any energy.

5) Choose a High Level Player for Your Mastermind

Continuing on the Mafia building hint, selecting one of your mafia who's completed the most jobs to be your top mastermind can give you a higher level of experience per job.

6) Vault a Collection

Looting helps grow your defense and attack scores but all those odd items that seem to have no use, they're usually part of a Collection. If you gather all seven of the odd items in a Collection and vault it, you get an experience bonus.

7) Fights

For lower level players, fights really matter. As they only offer between 1-6 points per 1 Stamina point, fights won't really help to make up that 200 point gap that you'll need in order to level up but for players with a lot of stamina points, lots of health (or money to heal), fights can help make a difference. There's one negative here. Fight too often or if you keep hitting the fight again button, you're going to make enemies. And if they snuff you, you can lose just as many experience points.

8) The Hitlist
Reserved mainly for higher level players, the Hitlist is where players place a bounty on a player and other players, looking to kill, attempt to gain points. While players can gain up to 44 experience points for being on a Hitlist, the practice is rife with loopholes as teams will change their character's status name to something that makes them appear weaker. Lower players in search of points, try to kill them, only to lose out.

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