London is very much like Brazil and Chicago. Go here for a review of all areas. This post will outline the jobs, ratios, and loot of District 1 which is called Notes From The Underground. The storyline is morbid and ends in tragedy. There are a total of 8 jobs with 4 levels.
As always, the design team does a great job with the art work. These are the 8 images and captions used for each job. The caption contest for the third job is still active . I guess Zynga went with their own.
The job descriptions, payouts and requirements for each level are shown below.
You will notice that the "Do Job" button is no longer with us in London. The buttons are now actions that match the job descriptions. Claim, Fight and Collect describe other in game actions so I don't think I like this change.
*Produces 1 Betting Slip per job **Produces 1 Energy Drink per job ***Requires 1 Betting Slip per job
When you master the first job on the Bronze Level, the first property called the Olympic Stadium will unlock.
Two consumables items can be made in District 1. The Betting Slip and the Energy Drink. At this time, we don’t know what Energy Drinks will be needed for. It’s possible it could be for future districts.
The Energy Drink is acquired by doing the 4th job, “Persuade :The Kid” To Throw The Championship Fight”.
You will want to farm consumable items on the Bronze Level because you will use less energy. Use your Strategist/Lockpick bonuses and 2X Mastery boosts strategically and you won’t need as many consumable items. Betting Slips are required for two of the jobs in District 1.
The mastery percentages given per job are high so not many Betting Slips are required.
The equipment items needed for District 1 is shown below. Costs will vary depending on your Abelha Helicopter bonus from Brazil which reduces the price of City Store items.
To purchase equipment items, just click the “Buy” button which will appear before you start a new job. If you find these popups annoying, you can go buy all the required items in the London City Store.
There are a total of six loot items that drop from District 1 jobs. The drops rates are discussed below.
To determine if these loot items will help you, run the Show Worst Items Spocklet. Three of the items will improve my equipment score so I will stay on the Bronze Level and farm for a while.
Use the Spockholm Item Analyzer to see how many of each item you need. For example, the Football Sjin Guards have a defense score of 117. From my Show Worst Items results, each one will improve my score +7. Looking at the Spockholm Item Analyzer, I can determine that I need 304 of them to replace all items with defense scores less than 117.
Once you master each level, you get a Streetfighter starts out with stats of 154/90 on the Bronze Level and improves to 214/120 on Ruby. The item has a special ability in that it grants you a 5%, 10%, 15% and 20% increase for required loot drops. The term “required loot drops” could mean anything. Drop studies are shown below and it does look like it increases the desirable loot. You can not add the Bronze, Silver and Gold starred item to your Family Properties.
I put the Streetfighter to the test and did 1,000 jobs on the Bronze Level without one and then did two runs on the Ruby Level. One before the Streefighter and one after. You will spend less energy for the loot items on the Bronze Level but the drop rate per job is higher on the Ruby Level (as is the energy required). The Streetfighter seems to do as it claims but more runs would be needed to say for sure. It’s best to determine what you need and stay on Bronze until you get it. Upon review of the loot available in the next 2 Districts, the items that help you could be replaced.
Stay tuned for the next installments of the London Series.
London: Basic Review
London District 2: East End Story
London District 3: Dead in Red