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Dec 10, 2012

How To Get Easy Rains of Pain

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To beat The Raven, you need many Rains of Pain. This ammo item is annoying because it only drops from robbing. Robbing is painfully slow and users have to make a decision to stop their chosen path of game play and rob or just let The Raven go. There is a little trick you can use to pick up some fast Rains of Pain. It’s not enough to get you through a fight but it will decrease the time it takes to farm 50 of them which is the maximum holding capacity. To learn the tick, follow the instructions below.
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***This will only work when The Raven banner is present on your Home Page***

1. Go to the Brazil, Chicago or London Robbing Page and activate the Scout Crew Bonus. This bonus will get you 3X the rewards for 3 Robbing Boards. Some players encounter a bug in which this bonus only lasts for 2 Robbing Boards. To avoid this, make sure you only activate the bonus from the Robbing Page and not the Fight or Job Page.
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2. Use a Rob Squad or rob each property on the board. Some Rains of Pain should drop. Do this 3 times. Each Rain of Pain that drops will be multiplied by 3.
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To verify that this works, I checked my inventory before and after looting a Rain of Pain. You can see from the results, I got 3 of them.rain8
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4. Repeat steps 1 and 2 in all three destinations that offer a Scout Bonus and you will be surprised at the number of Rains of Pain you pick up. As stated above, it's not enough of them to get you through the fight but it makes farming them a little faster.
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If you want to continue to farm Rains of Pain, we recommend you rob in New York. You should only rob in the other destinations when you have the Scout Bonus activated. You can see from the comparisons that the stamina/experience ratio is much better in New York and in this case so was the Rain of Pain drop rate. The drop rate is very random and could be better for some in a different destination but that doesn’t compensate for the poor ratio.
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Thanks to all the players who told me about this after The Raven was re-released. I took me a while to verify it and I apologize for not remembering names.

19 comments:

  1. These (and the other consumables) only drop when the raven is active correct?

    Thank you!

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    1. They drop when the Raven is lurking before he is triggered and after. Once he is off your Home Page, they don't drop.

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  2. too late, raven has been pulled

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    1. The Raven has not been pulled. You need to ice from the fightlist to get him to show up and be triggered. If you are only doing the Arena, those ices don't count for triggering the Raven.

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  3. I would be glad to get ANY rain of pain. I robbed 10000 stamina in NY and got exactly 1.

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    1. If you are at maximum holding capacity (50), they stop dropping. They also stop once you get a certain number after the Raven is triggered. It's best to farm when the Raven is lurking in your game but not yet available for attack.

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  4. whoop,whoop!!!!thanks for the tip...you are indeed wonderful

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  5. took you a while to verify?
    it's been a feature since Brazil was opened, lol.
    I do it every time I fight the raven.
    sometimes I get good drops, sometimes the drops suck and I might only get 1 drop out of all 9 boards robbed.
    you also forgot to mention the awful bug that zynga refuses to fix where you only get 2 bonuses instead of 3 if you don't activate your crew WHILE ON THE ROBBING PAGE... if you activate the crew on the jobbing page then it steals one of your 3 bonuses.
    I really wish Zynga would fix these major bugs instead of concentrating on lame features like the Arena.
    ...and let's not even get into Family Battle bugs or I'd be writing a freakin book!

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    1. lol, not the Scout feature, testing it on the new Raven. Actually you are wrong about Brazil. This came out once Chicago was opened. When Brazil was released the bonus used to increase your chances of finding a Gem. Gems never dropped in robbing so they changed the Scout Bonus when Chicago was released. If you follow the directions, you won't hit the bug. I said to activate your Scout Bonus from the Robbing Page. That is the workaround to the bug. Some get it when they activate the bonus from a different page. I can make an edit to point that out. I never have had the bug.

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  6. Hmmm, Ok, did this in London and got no rains. I'm not worried about that, as it's the luck of the draw how they drop. However, what irks me, in London, activating the scout only worked for 2 robbing boards. My 3rd go, scout was inactive!! Anyone else getting this?

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    1. You need to activate this bonus from the Robbing Page as stated in the instructions or you risk hitting that bug.

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    2. Aha, I see that now, TY Jen. Didn't realise that this bug existed in the first place. ;) Thanks for the info.

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  7. thx dear cause robbing sux and it was making me want to not kill the Raven however I do like loot reward. U rock LL

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  8. I just tried this and for my 2200 stamina I got absolutely nothing. The Raven banner isn't active on my account at the moment, so that might be why. On the other hand, I've tried farming these with the banner active and the drop rate is so impossibly low I've just plain given up on the 10x achievement. I've only killed Raven once and had to buy most of the consumables needed. This is just beyond frustrating. (It only takes me 32 armagrenades and 16 rains of pain to beat the Raven, by the way. I also need the other two items, but they drop okay.)

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    1. Read this. You don't need reward points to beat him...

      http://www.mafiawarslootlady.com/2012/10/how-to-beat-raven-without-purchasing.html

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    2. hey Friend... use notification for Raven in spockholm toolbar to let you know when Raven is lurking and fighting.. i know few players who said they never had raven because they simply missed looking at home page.. and never fear you can definitely kill raven 10 times .. i just did my 11th and I am ready to kill 12th when he comes.. but you do need patience and little bit of planning .. Read jen's wonderful article provided above by THE RAVEN ( LOL )..

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  9. i use 5k stam and farm then as soon as he was on th fight list i got 48 the go ice a few playes and then hes triggered once u get past 40 R.O.P his trigger is much less. than if u got 30 - 39 as soon as u hit for the tigger timer lowers i found once hitting over 40 - 45 it took 2 ices for him to become active..

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  10. I just tried this again (with the Raven banner active this time) and got 6 rains of pain for 3000 stamina. It's not great, but I suppose this is a helpful little trick, so thanks for that. Thank you also to those who have offered advice on how to beat the Raven. Unfortunately, beating him is not the problem. I can easily beat the Raven by doing 16 (or was it 18?) red combos. The problem is in getting the consumables. They just do *not* drop. My red combo requires 2 Armagrenades and they are by far the hardest item for me to get, next to the Rain of Pain. Even with the Raven active, when supposedly other people have had better drop rates, I get almost none. I don't know why they had to take something that could have been fun and turn it into something that's just frustrating. By the way, I'm an energy player with only 5500 stamina, so I guess that's part of the problem. I can zip through secret districts quickly, so they're lots of fun for me. I guess this is the flip side.

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  11. I've tried this for a while, yet no drops. The raven is not active right now, ie I can not fight them, so does that mean it is lurking and I should get drops? I've robbed in Brazil, NY, London, Chicago and have 0 rain of pains now. I obviously had them at one point, finished using them in the last fight. At this rate I won't be able to beat the raven for the third time. . . Any ideas?

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