Sunday, August 31, 2008

Most Feared Mobsters or Cheating?

Is this the case of The Most Feared Mobsters or is it cheating?
Check out these people in MySpace Mobsters, it seems that they are low levels, haven't completed many missions at all and yet they have ridiculous amounts of fights won and mobsters whacked. This is humanly impossible. I would love for my readers to take a look at these people and let me know what your take is on this. I am interested to hear some feedback.

MostFearedMobsta {id: 22398244347} Level 11 Insomniac
Career Stats:
Missions Completed 15
Jailed 0
Escaped 0
Bounties Collected 7
Fight Stats:
Fights Won 44755
Fights Lost 328
Death 2
Mobsters Whacked 3082

Pussy Control {id: 22408382106} Level 6 Tycoon
Career Stats:
Missions Completed 16
Jailed 0
Escaped 0
Bounties Collected 8
Fight Stats:
Fights Won 11677
Fights Lost 51
Death 5
Mobsters Whacked 929

Sunday, August 24, 2008

Navigating MassLive is about to become easier

An even more complete look at WMass
Sunday, August 17, 2008

Navigating our Web site,, is about to become much easier.

Beginning on Wednesday, there will be a completely new home page designed to make finding what's important to you a snap - or a mouse-click, as it were.

The Web site team has gathered research data and listened to users for months before coming up with this new look. The changes are not the least bit superficial because the team pulled no punches in addressing impediments.

For example, one of the major benefits of the new home page will be a wider, less cluttered look that will make finding your favorite areas of interest effortless. And to make it easy to stay on track when moving around the Web site, a new navigation menu will be available throughout. An illustrated index of the site also will help, and that is a change that users cited often as much needed.

You weather devotees will be pleased to see that the usual current weather conditions, forecasts and access to live weather radar that has become a staple is being enhanced. Since New England weather changes more often than the price of gasoline, links to key weather information will be prominently displayed at the top of the home page, since it's top of mind. Users will be able to select the community that's most important to them in order to customize the weather information for their favorite town or even neighborhood. Severe weather alerts will show up on the home page 24/7.

MassLive is the Internet home for local news, sports and information about our region, and it is the place to go to make sure you're up-to-the-minute on local breaking news. Our reporters and photographers are devoted to getting the news to you via our Web site when it breaks and when they learn about it. We have reporters in courthouses, city and town halls, police stations, the Statehouse, sporting events - you name it. While a more complete story, sometimes with graphics, will appear in our daily newspaper the next morning, breaking news is put almost immediately on MassLive, and it is updated as more details become available.

I used to write news stories for radio and television stations, or broadcasters, so many moons ago that I've lost count. Back then, the editor's mantra to us was "immediacy is the soul of broadcasting." That's true today of news organizations such as ours that use the Internet to keep readers informed. That immediacy extends to the user, since you now can even sign up (no charge) for a feed that will alert you when we have posted a new local story on MassLive, and you can keep up with local breaking news via your cell phone.

In conjunction with the new MassLive home page, later this month, The Republican will begin running an extensive daily index on page A2 to assist our readers in finding content on the Web site that augments our print coverage. This could be videos, photo galleries, podcasts, searchable data bases and a host of other features to provide a complete look at everything Western Massachusetts.

Anyone who develops Web sites will tell you that the successful ones driven by news content must be vibrant, robust, searchable and interactive. Since was launched 10 years ago, it has become that and much more, and the new design will make it easier to zip to the page or content that's important to you, whether it's keeping up with local news or finding a restaurant, movie review, high school game results, stock quotes, what's on sale and what's for sale.

If you're shopping for a car, a house, an apartment, a refrigerator or a used mountain bike, you can find it. That's why they call it one-stop shopping. No matter what you're looking for, MassLive is by far the best local connection to the Greater Springfield market.

One of the fascinating segments of our Web site is the growth of interactivity. Citizens are now contributing news, information and content about the communities in which they live, and conversations, some civil and some not so civil, occur in the forums that focus on cities and towns in the region.

Many of you had a hand in shaping the new MassLive design, and you and others are invited to weigh in with your opinions and suggestions beginning Wednesday. I would say "Don't be shy," but we learned long ago that's really not necessary. So fire away.

Some of my Favorite Alice In Wonderland Quotes

At first, Alice in Wonderland quotes sound quite mundane. However, if you search them carefully for inner-meaning, you will find these quotes rich in truisms and life's great philosophies. Find your philosophical statement in these Alice in Wonderland quotes. Alice
What is the use of a book, without pictures or conversations?

Oh my ears and whiskers, how late it's getting!

Curiouser and curiouser!

I wonder if I've been changed in the night? Let me think. Was I the same when I got up this morning? I almost think I can remember feeling a little different. But if I'm not the same, the next question is 'Who in the world am I?' Ah, that's the great puzzle!

Speak English! I don't know the meaning of half those long words, and I don't believe you do either!

I can't explain myself, I'm afraid, Sir, because I'm not myself you see.

The Duchess
If everybody minded their own business, the world would go around a great deal faster than it does.

If it had grown up, it would have made a dreadfully ugly child; but it makes rather a handsome pig, I think.

The Cat
We're all mad here.

The Hatter
Why is a raven like a writing desk?

The Hatter
Twinkle, twinkle, little bat! How I wonder what you're at.

The Queen
Off with her head!

The Duchess
Tut, tut, child! Everything's got a moral, if only you can find it.

The Duchess
Take care of the sense, and the sounds will take care of themselves.

The Mock Turtle
We called him Tortoise because he taught us.

The Mock Turtle
Reeling and Writhing, of course, to begin with, and then the different branches of arithmetic -- Ambition, Distraction, Uglification, and Derision.

The Mock Turtle
Well, I never heard it before, but it sounds uncommon nonsense.

The King
Begin at the beginning and go on till you come to the end: then stop.

I don't believe there's an atom of meaning in it.

The Queen
Sentence first -- verdict afterwards.

You're nothing but a pack of cards!

But then, shall I never get any older than I am now? That'll be a comfort, one way -- never to be an old woman -- but then -- always to have lessons to learn!

A cat may look at a king. I've read that in some book, but I don't remember where.

I think I should understand that better, if I had it written down: but I can't quite follow it as you say it.

The Duchess
That's nothing to what I could say if I chose.

The Queen
Now, I give you fair warning, either you or your head must be off, and that in about half no time! Take your choice!

If I had a world of my own, everything would be nonsense. Nothing would be what it is, because everything would be what it isn't. And contrary wise, what is, it wouldn't be. And what it wouldn't be, it would. You see?

It would be so nice if something made sense for a change.

Read the directions and directly you will be directed in the right direction.

Mad Hatter
No wonder you're late. Why, this watch is exactly two days slow.

Let me see: four times five is twelve, and four times six is thirteen, and four times seven is -- oh dear! I shall never get to twenty at that rate!

It was much pleasanter at home, when one wasn't always growing larger and smaller, and being ordered about by mice and rabbits.

Well! I've often seen a cat without a grin; but a grin without a cat! It's the most curious thing I ever say in my life!

The Duchess
There's a large mustard-mine near here. And the moral of that is -- The more there is of mine, the less there is of yours.

The Mock Turtle
What is the use of repeating all that stuff, if you don't explain it as you go on? It's by far the most confusing thing I ever heard!

The Mock Turtle
Ah! Then yours wasn't a really good school. Now at ours they had at the end of the bill. French, music, and washing -- extra.

Oh, how I wish I could shut up like a telescope! I think I could, if I only knew how to begin.

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

The Funnier Side of Mobsters

I was banking my money on mobsters this morning and read my bulletins. Someone had posted a link to Crabby Old Geezer. He writes about how he innocently got started into mobsters in a very funny and cute way. I have to say, by this particular post...he isn't very crabby at all. :O)

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Sunday, August 17, 2008

My day is on hold

My day was on hold today because I slept in and Mel still was not home. She visited a "friend" last night and ended up sleeping over there. She got home at around 4 p.m. today. I kept calling her cell phone but I think she didn't answer because she didn't have service.

When she finally got home, she called me and wanted to know if I wanted to come over to take care of the stuff. I wanted to, but in a bigger way, I really didn't. I wanted to earlier, but not now or later. For today, at least. Today would have been perfect, though. Because my husband was home and he could have stayed with the kids so that Mel and I could put that stuff into one of our vehicles and bring it somewhere. Other than that, the kids would have to come with us and we really didn't have the room to spare.

I was supposed to go over to her house and see about having the tag sale and then dispose of all the stuff. Since it was Sunday and all and I was really tired from the day before, I spent the day playing Mafia Wars and Mobsters. I finally got ahead, a little. I did the dumbest thing ever I think on Mobsters. Two times already, and I did not learn my lesson. I sold my properties hoping to get more money. But in fact, I forgot that when you sell your equipment and/or properties, you don't get the full amount that you paid. You only get back half of that. So, I ended up having to re-buy them to keep my income coming in. Meaning that I spent two times more than necessary. Secondly, I am not strong enough, members-wise, that when I attacked, I ended up having to continuously pay money to be healed at the hospital. Meaning that I was spending my money instead of investing it.

So today I spent the day working on gaining more members. You can have up to 500 members and somewhere else I think I read that you can have 501 members. Either way, I have a ways to catch up on that. So now I am almost satisfied with my amount of members. I hope to get even more, though.

I also worked on buying properties so that I can increase my hourly income so that I can buy back the stuff that I sold.

Meanwhile doing missions after my energy regenerated, which allowed me to invest it and put some in the bank so that I could fight a little bit and be able to afford to visit the hospital.

Saturday, August 16, 2008

A moment of Zen

I had a few moments of zen between yesterday and today. The first thing is about Stuff. Yes, like George Carlin put it best;
George Carlin on Stuff

Actually this is just a place for my stuff, ya know? That's all, a little place for my stuff. That's all I want, that's all you need in life, is a little place for your stuff, ya know? I can see it on your table, everybody's got a little place for their stuff. This is my stuff, that's your stuff, that'll be his stuff over there. That's all you need in life, a little place for your stuff. That's all your house is: a place to keep your stuff. If you didn't have so much stuff, you wouldn't need a house. You could just walk around all the time.

A house is just a pile of stuff with a cover on it. You can see that when you're taking off in an airplane. You look down, you see everybody's got a little pile of stuff. All the little piles of stuff. And when you leave your house, you gotta lock it up. Wouldn't want somebody to come by and take some of your stuff. They always take the good stuff. They never bother with that crap you're saving. All they want is the shiny stuff. That's what your house is, a place to keep your stuff while you go out and get...more stuff!

Sometimes you gotta move, gotta get a bigger house. Why? No room for your stuff anymore. Did you ever notice when you go to somebody else's house, you never quite feel a hundred percent at home? You know why? No room for your stuff. Somebody else's stuff is all over the goddamn place! And if you stay overnight, unexpectedly, they give you a little bedroom to sleep in. Bedroom they haven't used in about eleven years. Someone died in it, eleven years ago. And they haven't moved any of his stuff! Right next to the bed there's usually a dresser or a bureau of some kind, and there's NO ROOM for your stuff on it. Somebody else's shit is on the dresser.

Have you noticed that their stuff is shit and your shit is stuff? God! And you say, "Get that shit offa there and let me put my stuff down!"

Sometimes you leave your house to go on vacation. And you gotta take some of your stuff with you. Gotta take about two big suitcases full of stuff, when you go on vacation. You gotta take a smaller version of your house. It's the second version of your stuff. And you're gonna fly all the way to Honolulu. Gonna go across the continent, across half an ocean to Honolulu. You get down to the hotel room in Honolulu and you open up your suitcase and you put away all your stuff. "Here's a place here, put a little bit of stuff there, put some stuff here, put some stuff--you put your stuff there, I'll put some stuff--here's another place for stuff, look at this, I'll put some stuff here..." And even though you're far away from home, you start to get used to it, you start to feel okay, because after all, you do have some of your stuff with you. That's when your friend calls up from Maui, and says, "Hey, why don'tchya come over to Maui for the weekend and spend a couple of nights over here."

Oh, no! Now what do I pack? Right, you've gotta pack an even SMALLER version of your stuff. The third version of your house. Just enough stuff to take to Maui for a coupla days. You get over to Maui--I mean you're really getting extended now, when you think about it. You got stuff ALL the way back on the mainland, you got stuff on another island, you got stuff on this island. I mean, supply lines are getting longer and harder to maintain. You get over to your friend's house on Maui and he gives you a little place to sleep, a little bed right next to his windowsill or something. You put some of your stuff up there. You put your stuff up there. You got your Visine, you got your nail clippers, and you put everything up. It takes about an hour and a half, but after a while you finally feel okay, say, "All right, I got my nail clippers, I must be okay." That's when your friend says, "Aaaaay, I think tonight we'll go over the other side of the island, visit a pal of mine and maybe stay over."

Aww, no. NOW what do you pack? Right--you gotta pack an even SMALLER version of your stuff. The fourth version of your house. Only the stuff you know you're gonna need. Money, keys, comb, wallet, lighter, hanky, pen, smokes, rubber and change. Well, only the stuff you HOPE you're gonna need.

All material written and owned by George Carlin.
Or view it on you tube here:


Either way, that man was right. My zen about stuff has actually come about quite a few times over the past few years. But I have a hard time getting rid of stuff. I am what many may call a "Hoarder". Or in my case, a "Compulsive Hoarder". According to WikiPedia (Which in my opinion, is pretty reliable for it's content and information) and also, for those of you who may be wondering; no, my situation has not been clinically diagnosed, it says;
Compulsive hoarding (or pathological hoarding) is the acquisition of, and failure to use or discard, such a large number of seemingly useless possessions that it causes significant clutter and impairment to basic living activities such as mobility, cooking, cleaning, showering or sleeping.

It is not clear whether compulsive hoarding is a condition in itself, or simply a symptom of other related conditions.[1] Several studies have reported a correlation between hoarding and the presence and / or severity of obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). Hoarding behaviour is also related to obsessive-compulsive personality disorder (OCPD). Hoarding rubbish may be referred to as syllogomania or disposophobia.


While there is no definition of compulsive hoarding in accepted diagnostic criteria (such as the current DSM), Frost and Hartl (1996) provide the following defining features:[2]
  • the acquisition of, and failure to discard, a large number of possessions that appear to be useless or of limited value.
  • living spaces sufficiently cluttered so as to preclude activities for which those spaces were designed
  • significant distress or impairment in functioning caused by the hoarding
  • Reluctance or inability to return borrowed items. As boundaries blur, impulsive acquisitiveness could sometimes lead to kleptomania or stealing.
The hoarder may mistakingly believe that the hoarded items are very valuable, or the hoarder may know that they are useless. A hoarder of the first kind may show off a cutlery set claiming it to be made of silver and mother-of-pearl, disregarding the fact that the packaging clearly states the cutlery is made of steel and plastic. A hoarder of the second type may have a fridge filled with food items that expired months ago without ever eating them, but would vehemently resist any attempts from relatives to dispose of the unusable food items.
So, back to my point. Over the years I have collected clothes, baby stuff, furniture and so on. Many things should have been thrown away, but I never could bare to. I always have the "luck" of throwing something away and then needing it or finding out that someone needed that particular item. I think a very large part of it stems from when I was pregnant and didn't work, and then had my children and became a stay at home mom. We were a family of two living on one income and then became a family of three and four, still on one income. So, to save money, I saved all the baby stuff for the next one, and then I thought we would have a few more. But we didn't. And then I saved it for when my brothers and sisters had their own children. But one sister had her first child while my children were still using their stuff and then a brother who moved to a different state and my other sister didn't even want it. So, here I was in this situation where we don't have a need for baby stuff anymore. I tried to sell it on ebay, but quickly found that I didn't really have the time to sit and check my email for questions every hour. And then I tried to sell it at a tag sale. A lot of it went, but also, a lot did not sell. I didn't want to sell it at a tag sale price, I tried to sell it for what it was going for on eBay. And again, I was stuck with all that "stuff".

I finally came to the zen or realization that the reason why I held onto all of this stuff was because I wanted to give it away to someone who really did need it or sell it. So, today my friend, Mel and I had a tag sale and I brought some of my "stuff" to the tag sale. Today, I sold my stuff for .10 cents each item, fill a shopping bag for $2.00 or fill a trash bag for $5.00. I even allowed bargaining. It was pretty fun, and for the most part, everyone was satisfied with the price. But then again, it all didn't sell. I was for sure this was a way to get rid of it.

After cooking in the sun all day and finally no more people stopping, we decided to pack up. We weren't sure if we were going to have it again tomorrow or not. So, we decided to play it by ear. (We both are Sagittarius's). Just before packing up, we decided that we would leave everything out, just the way it was during the tag sale and whatever made it by morning, we would sell. We even went on freecycle to let people know that the stuff was out there. And I left to go home and she left to go visit a "friend".

I got half-way home when she called me to tell me that I should cover everything up because it was raining where she was and said the rain was moving my way. So I took by what she was saying that we are going to have it again tomorrow. So, I drove back to cover it up with the tarps that were on the ground for the stuff to lay on. Meaning that I had to pack up all the stuff, alone...and with my children's help.

And that was when another "Zen Moment" happened again. I was questioning myself and asking myself "What am I doing!?!?" "I just wasted more gas to drive back to her house" "I should just leave it there and let people take it" "Whatever gets wrecked we can just throw it away" "There I go again, saving stuff" and most importantly, She knows I have a problem with saving stuff and rescuing stuff from being wrecked. She said that she would help me get rid of the stuff and then she calls me frantically to save the stuff.

Mobster Mayhem

While surfing around the internet tonight, I ran into this interesting article. Something I did not know, probably because I have just recently started playing these games is that Mobsters used to allow you to purchase rewards points. But apparently MySpace had suspended that application instead saying that they were "down for maintenance". But because people had exchanged U.S. Dollars and paid for "enhanced game play", they were required to continue usage of the game (for a reasonable time) or it can be interpreted as fraud.

Quoted from the site;

"If the application you created is in violation of MySpace’s rules, regulations, or criteria then you can not only be brought to court with civil charges demanding the immediate reimbursement of funds to participants plus legal fees, but also you could suffer punitive damages. Due to the sheer number of participants who exchanged US Dollars for “Favor Points”, the claims would inevitably be consolidated into a class action lawsuit against you. Additionally, criminal charges can be filed.

Furthermore, if MySpace allowed your application to operate in violation of it’s policies (purposefully, or through its own incompetence) on as large of a scale as it did while allowing you to collect monetary compensation from it’s users then MySpace could also be held liable and can potentially suffer the ramifications of a very public class-action lawsuit aimed at punitive damages against MySpace or its parent company News Corp."

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Some Tips from my Mobsters

Chatting with my mobsters today, they gave me some advice that I did not know.

1. No one can hit you while you are in the hospital

2. If you fight, make sure you get enough money to pay the hospital or you will go broke

3. If you need help, join my mob and they are here to "help whoop dat azz" :O)

4. Remember, it's 5 times the level you are; is how many people fight in your mob (160 is my number); 500 max, but that at level 100

6. You want just as many guns as people

7. So, I need to buy shit for 160 people in order to fight good

8. Remember, defense is a BIG key

9. Need more members? Go get some here.

Morning Gibberish

My friend's cousin, only 24 years old, was stabbed in the chest and abdomen, becoming Springfield's 9th murder victim. A second man suffered minor stab wounds as a result. I offered to babysit my friend's son yesterday and today. She had a wake and a funeral to go to. You can read the link here. It is so awful. I just don't understand how a human being with a heart, brain and feelings can do such a thing. I am lost for words.

She came to the house at 7 O'Clock this morning, ringing the doorbell every half of a second and at the same time banging on my front door. Meanwhile, my kids are sleeping. She is dropping off her son, screaming at the top of his lungs and crying. I was at his mercy, praying that he hadn't woken up my kids. I immediately took him out of the house and talked to his mom outside. After a few minutes of holding him on my hip while talking to her, he had calmed down. Thank God!

But, that didn't take away the fact that my kids got woken up. I hate it when that happens. It is vacation, and I believe in letting them sleep in until about 9ish, 10ish...depending on what time they went to bed. During vacation, my husband and I let them stay up until 11pm. And they deserve it, too. They did great in school, never had to go to summer school as of yet and they got perfect attendance. There were a few close calls when they had gotten sick and still chose to go to school. Bless their hearts. I am so proud of them. I hope this is a sign of the kind of work ethics they will have when they become adults. Of course, their father is the same way. He is a Capricorn and works even when he is sick.

I didn't get a shower this morning because I didn't wake up early enough. When I woke up, Shawn was just getting out of the shower, and then the phone rang. My friend said she was on her way. I stayed up too late again playing MySpace Mobsters and Mafia Wars. Trying to get my levels up and gain some money. All that was in vain, because my mission wasn't accomplished.

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Mind-Babble (MySpace Mobsters and Mafia Wars)

Some questions that come to my mind about MySpace Mobsters and Mafia Wars is:

If you buy some inventory, let's say for example;

If you buy and item and the Attack is 10 and the Defense is 12 and you purchase 3 of them, does that mean that your Attack is now 30 and your Defense is now 36...or does it still mean that your Attack is still the original 10 and your Defense is still the original 12?

Got Mobsters?

I have finally joined the MySpace gaming hype.

Yes, I have Mobsters and Mafia Wars. I also have an Own Your Friends application on MYspace. So if you do also, feel free to join me. :)

The thing is, nobody tells you that it is addictive. Yeah, that's right, I should have taken a shower, be cleaning my house, doing laundry, at the beach or going to bed at a decent time. But instead, I am online playing Mafia Wars and Mobsters. There is this need to get to the next level, so you can increase your energy, stamina, health, strength or defense. You only get between 3 and 5 points to choose to increase by. And increasing your stamina costs you 2 of those points, if you choose to increase your stamina. I keep telling myself, it will only be a few more minutes before I can fight again, a few more seconds and then I will have enough energy to do one last mission. But it goes on and on. Because then you have enough money to buy some equipment or property. And then you decide Fuck it, I will spend some money at the hospital and just use up the rest of the stamina, because it will regenerate overnight. Next thing you know, it is 2:30 a.m. So then you go to bed and wake up like it is Christmas morning. The alarm goes off and I shut it off, so not to wake anybody. Of course, my husband is already awake. He gets up before the birds do. But the kids are still sleeping. So I go to the bathroom and then down the stairs into the kitchen for a nice big mug for coffee. While I am getting my coffee, the computer is starting. By the time I sit down, the computer is ready. I can't wait to see how much money I got overnight and also don't want to see how much people took while I was sleeping.

And then, it begins again. I will just do some missions and fight until I have no stamina. Wait, I have to put my money in the bank. Oh in 10 minutes I will have some more money from my propertie's cash flow. I minus well go to the hospital and fight while waiting. And it just goes in a cirlce, over and over and over.

During my time playing these games, you have to solicit to your friends to add the application to their myspace in order to build your mob or mafia, or whatever other game you have. There is also Rockstar, Dragon Wars, Pirates and so on. They are all the same basically, just themed. So if you are not into pirates but are into dragons, then you would want to have Dragon Wars.

Not only do you solicit to your friends, but you send out a bulletin and plaster your friends comment walls with join me comments. And if your friends don't want to join or have the applications blocked, there is always the internet. There are many "Friend Trains" out there. You post your link to your myspace and people can add you as friends and then they are joined in your mob/mafia, etc.

When I first started the game, I had no idea what I was doing. It is unlike me to play games online or on the computer, for that matter.

I am the kind of girl who's favorites are and likes to play Solitaire, Checkers, TextTwist, Frogger, PacMan, Lemmings and Rayman. So this is on the other end of the scope. I was given Godfather points when I first signed up and since I didn't know what I was doing, what the name of the strategy was and so on, I was clicking around and seeing what everything was doing. I had no idea that I had severely put myself immediately at a disadvantage.

Another dumb thing that I did was sell my properties and equipment to make money to buy something bigger. When you sell your properties and equipment, you only get HALF of it back, not the full amount.

While playing the games, I tend to get "Click Happy" and you need to keep your wits about you while playing. Don't click on a mob/mafia that has more members than yours, it is a sure way to go to the hospital or die.

This is all I can think of for right now, but as I think of stuff, I will add it to THIS post, so that all my bits and pieces will be in one spot, on one post for everyone to hopefully benefit from.

A few strategies and things to remember that I have realised while playing are:

1. Don't sit there while waiting for your energy to renew. It takes about 300 seconds/5 minutes for your energy to renew by one point, 120 seconds/2 minutes for your stamina to renew by one point, 180 seconds/3 minutes for your health to renew by one point.

2. Since I am playing both, Mobsters and Mafia Wars, I need to be careful not to confuse the amount of mobsters/mafia I can fight. I have done that, and you will lose your energy and go to the hospital very quickly.

3. When you go to the hospital, it costs money. So make sure that if you are going to go to the hospital to fight again, make it worth your money and time. Otherwise, you will spend all your money at the hospital and make nothing.

4. I haven't quite figured out which strategy is better. To invest in properties, which will give you a cashflow every hour or to invest in vehicles, which help give you strength and defense. Investing in vehicles also cost you money every hour for vehicle upkeep and is deducted from your hourly cashflow.

5. A very important reminder which should have been number one is the Godfather. For 10 Godfather points gets you either money, energy or a member. You get these by signing up for spam. That's right, Spam. You know all those free credit reports, Columbia House DVD's, Get a free loan and the list goes on. Well, by signing up for those will get you some Godfather points.

6. Friend Trains, or rather in the game they are called Mobster Trains. Same idea, different name. You need to give out your myspace profile name and make sure that your profile is public and if you want even more "friends" to play your game with, you should turn off the captchas. I however, have not turned off my captcha. This weeds out the people not willing to take the time to type in a few simple letters and numbers. I think of it as "weeding" members.

7. As you scour the internet for the friend trains, you will run into alot of people who swear that they found cheats for the game. But if you discover for yourself, there are none. They supposedly used to exist, but then they caught on and fixed the glitches.

8. When you sell your properties and equipment, you only get HALF of it back, not the full amount.

9. Don't click on a mob/mafia that has more members than yours, it is a sure way to go to the hospital or die.

Friday, August 1, 2008

Subscribe With an RSS Reader

An RSS Reader allows you to subscribe to different web sites so that you can read the information from those sites all in one place. You may have seen “RSS” or “XML” or on websites — that means you can subscribe to the site with an RSS reader.

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