Total energy to master first time: 7256
Total energy to master second time: 9700
Total energy to master third time: 15880
Total energy to master fully: 32836
Best exp payout job: ‘Order a Hit on a Public Official’, 2.065 exp/energy
Best money payout job: ‘Order a Hit on a Public Official’, $241,129/energy
Special item reward for full mastery: Private Island, 5% more exp from jobs
Consumables: You need 263 Computer Setups, 184 Untraceable Cell Phones and 263 Illegal Transaction Records to master Underboss
Underboss is a huge jump in difficulty, it takes over twice as much energy than the previous tier and a huge load of consumables. This tier is really important for energy accounts to master as soon as possible, because the 5% more exp from jobs bonus is a god send on job exp/energy ratios and extends the lifespan of an energy account significantly.
For fighter characters, I would temporarily skip underboss and get boss mastered as the regen bonus is more important for fighters, however, after that underboss should be completed as the 5% more exp adds up a lot in the end, even if it doesn’t allow continuous leveling.
Total energy to master first time: 10939
Total energy to master second time: 15708
Total energy to master third time: 28950
Total energy to master fully: 55597
Best exp payout job: ‘Settle a Beef…Permanently’, 2.114 exp/energy
Best money payout job: ‘Make Arrangements for a Visiting Don’, $1,642,857/energy
Special item reward for full mastery: Golden Throne, doubles energy regeneration
Consumables: You need 368 Blackmail Photos (BMP) and 109 Illegal Transaction Records (ITR) to finish boss
Boss is justifiably by far the hardest tier in New York, requiring almost twice as much energy as Underboss and almost 400 BMPs to master fully, and BMPs are really hard to get the normal way. First you have to collect cameras from the ‘Rob an Electronics Store’ job or the ‘Smuggle Consumer Electronics for the Vory’ job in Moscow and then hope for blackmail photos to drop from the job ‘Obtain Compromising Photos’.
Now, that might sound insane considering the amount of photos you need, it could take you months to do it this way. Fortunately, there are some shortcuts to happiness:
1. BMPs are listed in the free gift page, so if you have a large mafia you can ask them to gift you free bmps this way.
2. BMPs aren’t worth that much in the trading market, you can trade your good loot that you have found in fights for BMPs. It’s much better to be temporarily weaker in fights than go months without double regeneration as it adds up for a lot of “lost” energy .
3. Have friends that are farmers, getting 400 BMPs as an energy or stamina farmer account is a joke and they can then gift them to you.
Now for some good news. All the boss jobs are extremely high exp/energy ratio, in fact, ‘Settle a Beef… Permanently’ is the best job there is in the whole game for pure exp farming. Boss jobs also generate insane amounts of money compared to earlier tiers. The biggest plus, however, is the reward for mastering. The Boss reward pretty much trumps any tier mastery reward in the game and the tier is a joke compared to later Moscow episodes, so it’s definitely worth it.