This is so off topic I'm not even sure if it is allowed to be discussed here. But my wife is very much into playing 'mafia- wars' in facebook and she asked me to ask you all here if any of you know any special tricks to getting 'loot' or weapons or anything like that. Personally; I don't have anything to do with facebook, I don't have a facebook account and I know nothing about that game. She was hoping that maybe some of you are into it.
You ignore all combat and put all your xp into energy and do jobs.
When I was playing i got to level 700 in a month or two, I was leveling 4 or 5 times a day without hacking.
The items are not that useful, because to do well in combat you need 500 mafia and what difference is giving one of your guys a funky item going to do when the other 499 have something cr@p? Collecting the items is more for the "coolness value" unless you find someone to gift you a 100 or more of something from a much higher level.
I quit because firstly the game is to easy and not challenging (it follows the dumb it down mass market approach to games).
Secondly the code is badly written and bug ridden and has serious memory leaks. You do not notice the bugs early on but at level 700 I had 4000 plus energy and was doing 50 to 100 jobs every login, but after 20 or 30 jobs the PC would lock and need rebooting.