Oct 26, 2012

The Raven Returns FAQ

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The Raven is the most elusive character of Mafia Wars and was introduced on June 14, 2011 [1]. Since his launch we have seen him nerfed or plucked out of the game so many times it makes your head spin.  The last time we saw him was when the Family Boss Fight feature was introduced on August 25, 2011 [1]. The Raven was out and Jeff The Knife was in. The “new and improved” Raven is very similar to The “old” Raven but there are some differences. Customer Support posted a FAQ about The Raven and the format is exactly the same but The Raven’s health, consumables and ammo items are different. Stay tuned for more information on Ammo drop rates and combos.
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One question Customer Support did not answer is what in the hell are we supposed to do with our old Sniper Shots. Many were in the process of saving them for the return (at the time nobody knew he would be gone for more than a year). Some used reward points and they are still for sale in the Marketplace! I own 19 of them and would like a refund.
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The new Sniper Shot is the Armagrenade. At least Zynga didn’t adjust for inflation and charge more for them. I imagine the drop rates will be designed to ensure you don’t get enough in an 8 hour period.
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The reward for taking out The Raven also looks the same but the stats are much better. If they changed the consumables, they could have have done more with the reward. You can’t label the same old plain hoodie “Xtreme” without tricking it out a little! I guess it’s the stats that count.

Old Raven
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New Raven
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37 comments:

Anonymous said...

anyone know the RED COMBO??

DON FUZZINI said...

WHERE CAN WE EARN THESE CONSUMABLES... JOBS.. ROBBING... KILLS... I CAN NOT FIND WHERE WE CAN. DID YOU?

Red Kaylo, Boss at 浪人ゴマ死 said...

Just cleared 10 robbing boards and got two "Rain of Pain", luckily using my Scout it trebles to 6.

Anonymous said...

Well I got the Raven a third down and nothing is dropping from fights or jobs now. With four hours left, he's going to get away.

Anonymous said...

The drop rates are horrendous, I have got all my ices for the day and continued fighting, so far 2 that's right only 2! Armagrendades have dropped. I'm just going to act like Raven never came back out to play.

Anonymous said...

Zynga bullshit. You can't use assasinanator for sit or nothing will drop. You have to click on the fight page over and over again and nothing fucking drops.. Fuck this.

Anonymous said...

@DON FUZZINI you can find Rain Of Pain From Robbing, Nunchuk Flurry From Job, and The ast one from fight :) but the granade i think you have to spent on RP

Belfaststeve said...

If you check the Bosses Tab along the top, it will show active in there if you use AaN and miss the pop-up or appearance on the fight screen

Anonymous said...

the yellow combo ...... 2x rain of pain 2x face chopper...

the red combo so many combination i try 6 of them and none of them work .... FZ just want to suck my RP

Anonymous said...

or even the yellow?

Anonymous said...

I'm w/ You exact same results. I don't even know the yellow or red combos

Anonymous said...

Typical Zynga B.s. why I only have 2 killed from last year.

Anonymous said...

this is why raven sucked the first time nunchuks dropped perty good rest are horrid

Anonymous said...

still no Red combos yet?

Red Kaylo, Boss at 浪人ゴマ死 said...

Red Combos:
Face Chop > Grenade > Rain > Rain
Nunchuk > Greande > Grenade > Nunchuck
Grenade > Grenade > FaceChop > Rain
Nunchuk > Nunchuck > FaceChop > Grenade
Grenade > Rain > Nunchuk > Nunchuk
Nunchuk > Rain > Grenade > Nunchuk

COLD as ICE said...

yeah screw this BS, just another way to try and make us spend MONEY for loot that will soon be USELESS, and not worth the 2 skill points, even you nail the guy right off, 10x in a row, which SO is not happening.

Anonymous said...

What I meant was the loot for fighting will not drop if you use AaN.

Anonymous said...

read the faq

Anonymous said...

Wasn't it the same as last time... just wait for him to come and only fight him when you have enough of all the consumables. -Dioxin-

Anonymous said...

Drops when the raven is active.

Anonymous said...

just farm them tillyou have enough then fight him

Anonymous said...

Sadley enough they made the consumables too hard on the 2 yes i said 2 that drop then there is 1 that has too be bought and 1 that drops when you are getting close to fighting him

I just found the raven and at 60,000 hit points and barley any items PLUS i cannot just use stamina to attack only combos this seems like a complete waste of time unless i want to pay zynga for items - what a load

Anonymous said...

My Yellow Combo is: Rain of Pain/Rain of Pain/Face Chop/Face Chop. This may be the same for everyone - Last time around Yellow was the same for everyone but the Red Combo was a personalised one of the 6 combos. Clive

Anonymous said...

Red combo: @x Rain of Pain, 2 x Face Chopper

Anonymous said...

done 400 + ices and not had him show up only need 1 more kill on him lol

Anonymous said...

Are these red combo unsucessfull tries or did these work on you ?

Anonymous said...

Yellow Combo is: Rain of Pain/Rain of Pain/Face Chop/Face Chop. Use 45 to 50 of the Yellow Combo & you Kill the Raven. You Don't required Grenades or the Red Combo at all. Clive

Anonymous said...

I have tried to find Raven have clicked fighters 29 x's and still no Raven? WHY? Also what are the ones like LILLY OS THE VALLEY? THEY SEEM DIFFERENT SINCE THEY HAVE FACES INSTEAD OF REGULAR STUFF? ANYONE HAVE THE ANS. TO THESE ? TY

Anonymous said...

PLZZ EXCUSE ME FOR BEING DUMB BUT WHAT ARE THE SNIPERS AND HOW DO I GET THEM?

Anonymous said...

Did they raise the Drop Rate for Armagrenade? Got 10 Armagrenade by 250 ices. Not that bad at all. :)

Anonymous said...

Nunchuk > Rain > Grenade > Nunchuk
that combo worked for me. if it doesnt work for you then it's random per person from the choices listed.

Anonymous said...

i did 100 ices with raven active and didn't get one grenade

Anonymous said...

I was disappointed that I was only given 1 hr to fight the raven, not 8 hrs as originally given.

PH Q said...

I would like to spend some of the TRILLION'z of NY Cash I have,
I only buy Health with it,Collecting somewhere around $12 thousand a hour .. Maybe Buy A Hit Man,Bribe Some one 0r Do something to the raven, The way obama has the economy .. Just a moment of venting From Someone WHO will NEVER,Pay to Play this Game ..
The odd'z on return for your money are better on "Carney Row at the 4-H fair

Anonymous said...

Caught me by surprise when the Raven showed up, first time was clumsy and he got away, took 28 reward points the second time trying to figure out the combo, says Raven is back today but not seen him yet, I thought he was suppose to show every 3 days.. i finally got the combo figured out, want to get him, like they know i am ready so they are just not going to cough him up.. what is with the mafia bosses on the fight page, am i suppose to kill them to get the Raven. They are too strong, I already tanked out icing 3 of them, still not seen Raven.

Anonymous said...

I was wondering the same thing about the mafia bosses on the fight page. WTF are they for? Will icing them bring the Raven? They are TOO strong.

Anonymous said...

one of them work for me. thanks alot

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