Jul 14, 2011

The Return of the Raven Walk Through

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The Raven has returned and many players aren't happy. The Ammo was nerfed, the Raven's health has increased, the Ammo drop rates still suck and the 8 hour timer makes this Boss Fight a frustrating challenge. I don't mind a challenge but this is ridiculous! What if I'm ready to go to sleep and The Raven magically appears? The fact that there is an achievement requiring me to fight this guy 100 times is really annoying. Once you ice a undetermined number of players, The Raven will appear on your fightlist.
Click on the yellow help mark to learn more. Our trusty Shotgun Blasts have been replaced with Sniper Shots and they only drop when you ice people. You can no longer ask your mafia for Ammo. When we complained about spam this really wasn't the problem. The Raven will only be available for 8 hours. If you don't kill him, you won't see him again for three days. What kind of crap is this!?
In case you don't notice the extremely large "Raven" The Assassin-Limited Time Fight on your fightlist, you will also see The Raven on your Operations Page.
Click on the "LEARN MORE" link to learn more.
You can also click on the Ammo images to see how much damage they do. The Sniper Shot damage is not available on this page so we won't know that until we use one of them.
Just in case you didn't see The Raven on the fightlist or the Operations Page, he also has his own spot on the Home Page Module.
Start the fight by clicking on the "Attack" button on the fightlist, the yellow "Fight" button on the Operations Page or the "Fight him" button on the Home Page.
He looks the same but The Raven put some skill points in his health and is a little stronger than he was in the past. His health jumped from 30,000 to 55,000. You would think they could have adjusted the timer to compensate for this increase.
If you don't have Ammo, you will need to farm it and kill the Raven within 8 hours. Since we can't use Shotgun Blasts anymore, the combos are now important because you want to do as much damage as possible. Zynga decided to mess with the combos as well. You will see the bad news when you click on "See Combos". The fine prints says "There are 6 different red C-C-C-combos when you fight the Assassin. That means the red combo that works for you may not be the same for your friends.".
Here are the green, yellow and a common red combo. The red combo may or may not work for you. I will try to find all six of them but so far this seems to be the only one posted anywhere and it worked on my account. I have a feeling that this red combo may work for everybody right now and the other 5 will be needed for future fights.
Begin the fight by clicking on "Start" and then the Ammo combinations of your choice.
Green and Yellow Combos
Red Combo
Sniper Shots seem to do between 150 and 250 damage each. Here are the damage results of 6 different attacks using Sniper Shots.
If you run out of health you can heal right from the fight using currency of the destination you are in or New York.
When you run out of Ammo (you will), Zynga isn't shy about letting you know that you can buy it with Reward Points. If you run out during the fight, there is no need to go anywhere. Get whatever Ammo items you need at a price of 10 Reward Points per 10 items.
Before you start the fight, you can buy Ammo items from the Operations Page.
You can also purchase Ammo from the Marketplace under the Special Loot tab.
Buy them in bulk up to 250 at a time by using the drop down menu.
Because you can only farm for Ammo when The Raven is active, it wouldn't be a bad idea to stop the fight right before you are finished and go stock up. This way you will have the items for the next fight. Just make sure you have enough time.
Once you knock the Ravens health down to zero, the fight will be over and you will get a lame message from the Raven. Honestly, with all the bullshit involved, do they really need to make you feel like you suck?
At least you win the Assassin Reward which is a Assassin's Jacket. For now the stats of 170/100 are good but I imagine by the time anybody gets 100 of them they will be outdated. If you don't spend Reward Points, you probably won't be able to beat The Raven in 8 hours. Zynga needs to increase the drop rate of Ammo or get rid of the last achievement. They will lose even more players if they leave it as is. This Boss Fight really sucks!

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48 comments:

  1. LIKE! "This Boss Fight really sucks!!!"

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  2. get ammo for icing not one dropped for me

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  3. "The combo that works for you might not work for others?" All of this (above) is why I'm sitting out the Raven nonsense. It's clearly just designed to separate players from their cash, and is too complicated by half. This event sucked when it was first introduced and still does.

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  4. also sometimes he blocks a combo, I used the green one on him the first time and together I did 400 damage with all 4 items, so although the combo said to have been activated, it wasn't, or it blocked or something...

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  5. There is NO way in hell you will kill him w/o lots of Sniper Shots. The drop rate on these is re-cock-u-lous! I have iced literally HUNDREDS of people between 2 accounts and gotten TWO whole sniper shots so far. I won't be bothering with this guy until they un-nerf it.

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  6. MEH. That's all I have to say.

    ~t.

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  7. still no ammo from icing

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  8. Too complicated
    Too expensive
    Too frustrating
    Too exhaustive
    Too zinglified

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  9. the going-away from spamming shotgun blasts is great, but what sucks is the droprate of sniper shots...I mean if we got 1 sniper shot per ice it would be ok, but I got 1 sniper shot in about 20 ices, that sucks big time...

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  10. Burned through 9000 stamina fighting with over 200 ices while I had an active Raven fight and got 4 sniper shots.

    Just another CC player reward. There is no effing way anyone can defeat in 8 hours without buying tons of crap.

    One more nail in Zynga's coffin...

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  11. LIKE!!! This quest sucks!!!
    [GER]Terminator

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  12. I had him down to 8,000 and couldn't get anymore ammo to drop even on my hybrid account....got a popup saying "the boss has healed, deal with it" wtf? But at least I now have 3 days to max out again on consumables that mysteriously disappeared.I think this is just a ploy for them to get ppl to just give up and buy them instead.Talk about desperate.
    http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=184298131632059&set=a.145518338843372.27914.100001556216179&type=1&theater

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  13. So we won't lose our ammos when he escape like last time?

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  14. I prefer the old boss fight module where we used our stamina to take down the boss. Like how we kick the new York city boss ass

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  15. Over 200 ices and not one Sniper Shot.

    What a waste of time.

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  16. He will escape!!!....A 170 is tempting but no way we can bring him down to 0 in less than 8 hours...that too when there is no giftable shotgun blasts....sucks big time....I repeat it SUCKS!!!
    iced 50+ guys and i got 6 sniper shots...if that continues am sure people won't even try BOSS fights.

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  17. (finger) zynga...no wonder people wuit the game...LMAO! Not going to do it anymore...forget the Raven...just use the money and buy marketplace loot....er...i mean skills! Those are forever. Another huge disappointement...and they want us to stick around playing...pathetic.

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  18. It says there's 6 different versions of the red combos.. but so far i have seen everybody posting the same result! including me :P

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  19. This really sucks bigtime. I did like 400 icings from the start of the raven fight. I got 4 snipers immediatley, but at the end of 8 hours icing it was still just these 4. Just wounded the Raven half and he got away. NOt going to spend RP's on him.

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  20. Zynga just read "sucker" in all MW players. Give them money, and fast, it's the biggest scam I've ever seen in Mafia (player since 2009)!

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  21. Kevin Fenten Snr.July 14, 2011 at 12:30 PM

    Had him for 8 hours, as above burned through countless stamina and energy got 2 sniper shots and about 20 of 2 others, Forget It....

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  22. i think the secret here is to ignore the raven completely for now , not get frustrated and just collect consumables over the days and weeks and do battle only when u have completely stocked up on everything .

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  23. i think the secret here is to ignore the raven completely for now , not get frustrated and collect consumables slowly
    over the days and weeks and do battle when u have completely stocked up .

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  24. I think it's awesome that there's finally a feature/event that the cheaters can't do in 5 minutes with their scripts and bots.

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  25. Worst event ever!!!

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  26. I am not even gonna waste my time on this. It's just not worth it.

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  27. Quote: I think it's awesome that there's finally a feature/event that the cheaters can't do in 5 minutes with their scripts and bots.

    Ok Anonymous, show me that you can do it manually and without your credit card, and I will be impressed :)

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  28. is this event worth your time?
    thanks for answering. :-)

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  29. I had a thought. As thr dtop rates are so crap, I would click fight to open the concumable drop but NOT attack the guy - OK I hit him once to wake him up...Build up as many consumables as I could, wait three days and do the same again...until I was maxed out...BAD IDEA. I have 2300 nrg and 2200 stamina...I leveled 5 times and used it all in a mix of robbing/fighting/jobs (low end NY mostly to top end Brazil) I then bought a fighers refill, levelled, used BR property take and levelled and then used an nrg pack and levelled again...so all in all a mix of about 38000 nrg/stam...drop rate of consumables....about 36000 to ZERO...not one dropped...nada...zip...EPIC FAIL ZYNGA, TRUELY EPIC FAIL!

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  30. I for one would like to thank zynga for putting an event that is impossible to finish. I might get it through my thick skull that i cant do every event in mafia wars. That might be the first step in giving this game up! So Thanks Zynga. I am not even going to attempt to fight the raven. I don't need the frustration of not being able to finish it.

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  31. Zynga... So Long, and Thanks for All the Fish

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  32. bloody great, ive finished diamond mastery event like 5 hours ago but raven fight, seen it and had no time at all to get stuff to fight him and now i have to wait 3 days to see him again, taking the piss, we need to know if the consumables carry over to the next fight or are you going to fuck us over by changing the sniper shot to something else after a week or 2

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  33. A total a waste of time. Eight hours to beat 55000 health with no drop rate for the essential ammo to speak off. Pull your wallet or walk away.

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  34. Raven sux, don't waste time, energy, and RP on this miserable piece of zynga crap

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  35. Since I last posted he has disappeared completed from both of my accounts.I wont be bothering with this guy til they fix this timer or at least make something giftable like the shotgun blasts were.Dont buy skill points...thats 4 skill points for 14 RPs?Do 12 RPs to speed up your WD and build +5 att/def or +6 att/def weapon...the +6 requires special parts tho ;)

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  36. Where is the dislike button ? Lolzz

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  37. This is by FAR the WORST messed up boss fight Zyngterds have put together. Wasn't specifically trying to get the fight gear, but spent 10000 energy and 6500 stam and could get enough gear (ammo especially, got TWO) to defeat. This one is TOTAL BS........

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  38. it seem to me, that they didn't change anything at his 2nd coming. drop rates are the same. after 300 icings I only got 4.
    what i found out now is that the other stuff is limited:
    after 207 "Bloody Knuckles" and 50 "Knife Slashes" it stopped.

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  39. hmm option a) spend a ton of money to kill a badguy for a jacket on a game.
    option b) dinner and a movie date with an attractive lady and enough left over for pizza the next day.

    gee... tough choice..

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  40. wow zynga today I got Assassin in my fight page, even i dont play any fight in any country.......:)

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  41. this is total bs. Same as everyone else - whats the point of trying to do an event when the required loot never drops

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  42. Hope Raven will return as a Family Boss Fight in health as similar to the other past Boss Fights using Racketters, Arson, and Bruisers on crowbars, knuckles, bats, and rifle rounds to defeat him as a team since it will make more sense to fight together.

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  43. not even slightly interested in the raven

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  44. thank you loot lady !! <3

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  45. Dear Zynga, I play the game for fun. More work = less fun. Think about it.

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  46. I DON'T THINK I WILL PLAY IT NOT WORTH HASSEL

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  47. LOL DID you say BUY THEM IN BLOCKS OF 250? I think you did.......so You are suggesting spending 1000 reward points on a boss fight that gives you a soon to be outdated vest......I think I'll stick my 400 reward points {earned in game} somewhere else.

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