Monday, October 18, 2010

ITALY - 411, Factoids, and FAQ

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Info for Italy job from:
http://zynga.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/2095/cissues/1

Italy will be beta live 18th October Zynga time and all players can start playing on 21 October.


Italy 'Regions' are like Vegas 'Districts'. There are 5 initial Regions in Italy's release - Roma, Palermo, Venezia, Milano, and Napoli.
This winter we will release Regions 6-8 - Calabria, Città del Vaticano, and All Roads Lead to Rome.
The 6 initial properties are - Villa, Winery, Fishery, Auto Boutique, Soccer Stadium, and Port
This winter we will release 1 new property - Resort.

Building Parts common to all properties are - Italia Hardwood, Marble Slab, Stone Column, Terracotta Tiles.

Property - Exclusive Part, Region (Job)
Villa - Volcanic Bricks, Roma (Connect with La Familia)
Winery - Wine Barrel, Palermo (Build the Winery)
Fishery - Fishing Net, Venezia (Smuggle Goods Through a Fishery)
Auto Boutique - Motor Oil, Milano (Rob a Collector)
Soccer Stadium - Football Player, Napoli (Trash a Rival Camorra Stadium)
Port - No exclusive part
Resort - TBA

Region(Job) - Job consumable required
Roma (Send a Message to the Di Rossi Family) - Severed Pinky
Venezia (Bug the Don't Train Car) - Rail Pass
Milano (Bug A Confessional) - Smart Phone
Milano (Infiltrate A Seven Star Hotel) - Smart Phone
Napoli (Snag A Lucrative Disposal Contract) - Cooked Books
Napoli (Take Out A Troublesome Carabinieri) - Smart Phone
Napoli (Link The Camorra To The Police) - Smart Phone
Napoli (Break Out An Incarcerated Lieutenant) - Smart Phone
Napoli (Support Your Local Hooligan Firm) - Hidden Charges
Napoli (Blow Up A Police Station) - Hidden Charges

Region(Job) - Job consumable produced
Roma (Intercept a Handoff in the Colisseum) - Severed Pinky
Roma (Assassinate a Corrupt City official) - Severed Pinky
Palermo (Track Down Don Adriano) - Rail Pass
Milano (Free a Professional Assassin) - Smart Phone
Milano (Blackmail A Track Official) - Cooked Books
Milano (Interrogate A Lackey) - Cooked Books
Napoli (Snag a Lucrative Disposal Contract) - Hidden Charges

Region - Job items needed
Roma - Service Revolver, 42 Special, Ciao 55, Italian Double Agent
Palermo - Pocket Pistol, Farmer's Sickle, Machinna, Unficiale, Palermo Cart, Italian Double Agent
Venezia - Machinna, Gondola, Sub-Compact Pistol, Great Coat, 9mm Whisperer, Carnival Mask
Milano - Arma Assassino, Milano Dio-Z, Tristezza Handgun, Enzo 2
Napoli - Fucile De Caccia, Eli Cottero, XC48 Superboat, Capuchin, Motociclo, Soccer Hooligan
Calabria - TBA
Città del Vaticano - TBA
All Roads Lead to Rome - TBA

Region - Loot Drops (non-giftable)
Roma - Arma Polizia(W), Tradire(V), Scutum(A), Asino, Vachelli CP(W), Italian Wolf(An)
Palermo - Fucile Lungo(W), Gallo(An), Casco di Grande Guerra(A), Italian Wolf(An), Cavalletta(V), Goshawk(An), Teppista (A)
Venezia - Rapier(W), Water Taxi(V), Man-of-War(An), Teppista(A), Neoprene Vest(A), Venetian Blinder(W), Luxury Sailboat(V)
Milano - Eagle Owl(An), Maglietta(A), Marsican Brown Bear(An), Luxury Sailboat(V), Milano Foil(W), Diavolo Piccolo SMG(W), Avanti Tutta(V)
Napoli - Cinghiale(An), Pugno(W), Fenzi Tuorno(V), Avanti Tutta(V), Pulcinella(A), Meadow Viper(An), Corpo Armatura(A)
Calabria - TBA
Città del Vaticano - TBA
All Roads Lead to Rome - TBA

Port Level - Item Crafted, Cost (Benefit)
1 - Escalation (W), 63000
2 - Officer's Jacket (A), 71000
3 - Osprey (An), 81000
4 - Conchiglia (V), 132000 (+1 Energy)
5 - Coccodrillo (An), 144000 (+1 Stamina)
6 - Un Tuono (W), 148000
7 - Water Truck (V), 164000 (+5 Health)
8 - Antiproiettil (A), 170000
9 - Bolla (An), 203000 (+2 Attack)
10 - Fanteria (W), 254000 (+2 Defense)

Region - Boss, Mastery Item
Roma - Antonio Di Rossi, Di Rossi's Shotgun(W)
Palermo - Don Aldo Adriano, Aldo's Palermitan Horse (An)
Venezia - Don Del Brenta, Del Brenta Cane Sword (W)
Milano - Volovino Twins, Italiano Gazzeti (V)
Napoli - Don Enzo Casazza, Enzo's Monocle (A)
Calabria - Don Vittorio Messino, TBA (W)
Città del Vaticano - Commandant Ebersold, TBA
All Roads Lead to Rome - Don Rafael Di Rossi, TBA

Collection Name - Items, Vault(Item=Bonus)
Dinner Is Served - Toasted Ravioli, Traditional Pizza, Calzone, Gnocchi, Meatballs, Gelato, Cioppino, Vault(Old World Recipes = +10% item drop in Italy)
Roman Standards - Capitoline, Castle, Centurion, Eagle, Flag, Palm, Vault (Romulus = +10 Attack, +10 Defense)
The Great Inventor - Bones of Man, Mother With Child, Portrait, Helicopter, Vitruvian Man, Tank, Crossbow, Vault (Da Vinci's Notebook = +50 Health)
Famous Rulers - Marius-The Great Man, Caesar-The Statesman, Augustus-The First, Nero-The Madman, Trajan-The Kind Soldier, Constantine-The Unifier, Justinian-The Last, Vault(Et Tu Brute? = +15 Energy, +15 Stamina)

Achievements - Criteria
All Jobs Lead to Rome - Visit Italia
Viva Italia! - Complete Bronze Mastery of Chapters 1-5 in Italia
Vintner Experto - Level 10 Winery
The Deadliest Catch - Level 10 Fishery
Bread and Circuses - Defeat 1000 opponents in Italia
Centurion - Own 500 Fucile De Caccias
Rome is Burning - Rob 900 properties in Italia
Mediterranean Maestro - Level 10 Villa
Rome, Sweet Home - Level 1 in all Italia Properties
Hail Caesar! - Complete Ruby Mastery of Chapters 1-5 in Italia

Boosts (Benefit)
Olive Oil (+150 Robbing Defense), Wine (+100 Defense), Swordfish (+100 Attack)

FACTOIDS
Factoid: Italy 'Regions' are like Vegas 'Districts'. There are also the same 4 tiers of Mastery (Bronze, Silver, Gold, Ruby). Each Region will have 2-3 paths (Energy, Fight, Social).
Factoid: You will no long need to master all paths to finish a tier. Beating a boss will automatically advance you to a fully unmastered map on the next tier.
Factoid: Italian Boss fights are designed similarly to the Beat the Feds event. In theory, a really strong player could beat a Boss all by herself, but very few players will be able to do that. The Boss fights were purposely designed to encourage cooperation with your mafia to take down the Boss(es) together. You cannot use two Boss Fight consumables in a row (Health Kit, Shiv, Grenade, Stun Gun) Boss Fights will be timed and the boss will not heal until that timer expires, at which point, he will heal to full strength. Each Boss has a different timer.
Factoid: You can request help on a Social Job every 8 hours
Factoid: Some job consumables will be harder to obtain and may require doing multiple jobs (like New York City required Concealable Camera Loot as a consumable requirement for the job that produced Blackmail Photos)  You will need Cooked Books (from Milano) to do the job (in Napoli) that produces Hidden Charges.
Factoid: Like Vegas Properties, each level will require more parts.  There are ten levels, depicted with Roman numerals (I-X)
Factoid: Port is similar to Chop Shop, but instead of Car Parts, it will cost Lira to craft items.
Factoid: Italy does not have a buildable vault like Vegas. However, it is Italy, and there will be a laundering fee again for the bank.
Factoid: Like Bangkok and Vegas, Energy and Stamina requirements for jobs will vary depending on a player's level.
Factoid: There are no tournaments in Italy.

FAQ
Q: What level do I have to be to get into Italy?
A: Level 5
Q: Are there any loot requirements for entry into Italy?
A: No, there isn't. However, Italian Satchel of Lira will be available, just like Envelope of Thai Baht and Vegas Rack of Chips, as a form of currency.
Q: How many Regions are there?
A: Five, initially. Regions 6-8 will be released this winter.
Q: How do I get access to Italy Beta? When will be Italy be released for everyone?
A: In order to improve the stability of the release, a only a small percentage of players will have access to Italy Beta on October 18th (evening, San Francisco time).  Beta is scheduled to go live on Beta on the evening of October 18th, pending the results of internal testing.
For players without access, Italy will be fully released on October 21st (evening, San Francisco time)  Beta is scheduled to go live on full release on the evening of October 21st, pending the results of internal testing and stability of the Beta performance.
Q: When will robbing be available?
A: Three days after full release, to give people some time to build up their properties.
Q: How do Italy Boss Fights work? (Question added 10/14)
A: Italy Boss fights work a bit differently than Vegas Boss fights.  When you start a Boss fight in Italy, a timer starts for that fight.  The Boss will not heal until that timer expires, at which point he will completely heal.  Until then, you can come back into the fight as many times as you want.  Your friends will also be able to help you attack the Boss.  Unlike Vegas, you will not be able to use two Boss fight consumables in a row (health kit/shiv/grenade/stun gun).  Remember, once you beat the boss, the tier will be completely mastered, so if you still have jobs you want to do for the skill point, master those jobs first.
Q: Will Italy collection items be revaultable? (Question added 10/14)
A: Like Vegas collection items, Italy collection items can only be vaulted once.  When we stopped the revaulting feature, we noticed there was a substantial increase in the gifting of extra items, which is the intent.
Q: I think I found a bug, what do I do? (Question added 10/18)
A: Our apologies.  We try to release our features with as few problems as possible, but sometime unforeseen errors occur and this is much more likely to happen to during the Beta period.  If you encounter a bug, please provide our customer support agents with as much information as you can accurately recall about the steps/actions you were in the middle of that led up to error.  Our customer support agents cannot change the game/account coding, but they will eagerly pass on the error information to our quality control team to fix.