FAQ

1 - Gameplay-related Questions

1.1 - What is Top Mobster? How do I play?
1.2 - What are turns?
1.3 - What is a round?
1.4 - What is the networth?
1.5 - What are the rewards at the end of a round?
1.6 - How do I get rewards?
1.7 - How do I see my stats?
1.8 - How do I see my enemies' stats?
1.9 - What is the referral link and how do I refer people to the game?
1.10 - How do I scout for workers and goons?
1.11 - What is the workers' payout?
1.12 - How do I keep my morale levels high?
1.13 - How do I attack someone?
1.14 - Which weapons are used when I attack?
1.15 - What is the attack range?
1.16 - What is revenge?
1.17 - Who are the best goons?
1.18 - What are the best guns?
1.19 - How does the protection work?
1.20 - What is the black market?
1.21 - What is the bank?
1.22 - What are cartels?
1.23 - What is the hierarchy in a cartel?
1.24 - How do I create a cartel?
1.25 - How do I invite a player to join my cartel?
1.26 - How do I join a cartel?
1.27 - How do I leave a cartel?
1.28 - How do I change someone's rank in my cartel?
1.29 - How is the cartel networth calculated?
1.30 - What is the cartel bank?
1.31 - It seems I don't get more turns every 10 minutes, why?
1.32 - People keep attacking me. What should I do?


2 - Account Questions

2.1 - What is a kingpin?
2.2 - Can I have extra turns for free?
2.3 - How to use reserve or purchased turns?
2.4 - Can I change my password, e-mail or any information on my profile?
2.5 - Can I change my character name?
2.6 - How do I edit my profile page?
2.7 - I can't upload my avatar to the site, what do I do?
2.8 - I lost my password! How do I get it back?
2.9 - I can't log on! What do I do?
2.10 - Me and another person share one computer. Can we have two accounts?
2.11 - Can I join the Top Mobster Team?
2.12 - Where can I get some help?
2.13 - I have a suggestion for the game! Where can I send it?
2.14 - Can I delete my account?
2.15 - My account has been suspended, how long is the suspension?
2.16 - My cartel boss has been suspended, what do I do?
2.17 - If I choose to quit playing or if I was suspended can I get a refund of turns I bought?


3 - Payment Questions

3.1 - What are the different methods of payment?
3.2 - I can't use PayPal! Can't I pay with credit card some other way?
3.3 - Can I pay with cash?

 

 

1 - Gameplay-related Questions

1.1 - What is Top Mobster? How do I play?
Answer: Top Mobster is a free, strategic role-playing game that you can play daily using only your Web browser. It is text based and very straightforward. Proceed by clicking on options. Master the basics and, slowly but surely, you'll get the hang of it.

Enter the World of Top Mobster, where you are the leader of an organized crime family. Raise cash from casinos, prostitutes, loan sharks and gambling dens. Turn out narcotics, booze and counterfeit currency. Bribes and felonies are part of your repertoire as you wage war against other mobsters for control of the underworld. You and your family can join a crime cartel with a well structured hierarchy or form your own crime cartel. The possibilities are endless within a proven business model where illicit profits can be laundered through legit business ventures.

Your first order of business is to build a strong crew. Maintain your workers' morale high, lest they decide to leave you. Dole out liquor and nose candy to your workers, guns liquor and weed to your goons. Make sure you have enough goons to protect your workers and if all else fails, give them a bigger cut. Observe what makes each group happy. Cars can make a difference for drive-bys and getaways. The vehicle of choice is the Hummer Limo. Purchase your own planes to forego plane tickets. Remember to try out many different strategies! If you don't like the city you're in, make your way to another place! If you aren't making enough money, try other ways to get money. Get ready for some bona fide, certified, no holds barred racketeering.

Players are ranked according to their net worth. Here is how net worth is calculated:
NETWORTH = Cash/10 + Cash in bank/10 + booze * 1 + Weed * 2 + Coke *5 + Cadillacs * 8,000 + Limos * 40,000 + Private Jet * 40,000 + Heavy Plane * 250,000 + Hooker * 2,000 + Moonshiner * $1,500 + Hood * 1,000 + Hitman * 1,000 + Thug * 500 + Bodyguard * 300

Turns are required to perform any action in the game: Attack, Scout, Raise cash and so on. Players receive 50 turns every 10 minutes, as long as they have less than 5,000 turns. If you have a Subscription, you receive 100 turns every 10 minutes, as long as they have less than 10,000 turns. You can always buy turns by clicking on "Need more turns". You start with a given amount of reserve turns that you can use any time during a round. You can transfer on the main page when you log in.

You can win fantastic rewards just by playing and having a great time.

If you have any suggestions or find any errors in the game, please report them to the administrators by sending a support ticket in game or an E-mail to the admin.


1.2 - What are turns?
Answer: Turns are required to perform any action in the game: Attack, Scout, Raise cash and so on. Players receive 50 turns every 10 minutes, as long as they have less than 5,000 turns. If you have a Subscription, you receive 100 turns every 10 minutes, as long as they have less than 10,000 turns. You can always buy turns by clicking on "Need more turns". You start with a given amount of reserve turns that you can use any time during a round. You can transfer them on the main page when you log in.


1.3 - What is a round?
Answer: Every 7 days a new round starts and the players' stats are reset: everything starts over from scratch. This makes it fair for newcomers, and it gives everyone a bigger chance to win. Players have to choose a name for their character.
All player stats get reset at the end of the round except the purchased turns and the rewards.


1.4 - What is the networth?
Answer: Players are ranked according to their net worth. Here is how net worth is calculated:
NETWORTH = Cash/10 + Cash in bank/10 + booze * 1 + Weed * 2 + Coke *5 + Limo * 8,000 + Hummers * 40,000 + Private Jet * 40,000 + Heavy plane * 250,000 + Hooker * 2,000 + Moonshiner * $1,500 + Hood * 1,000 + Hitman * 1,000 + Thug * 500 + Bodyguard * 300


1.5 - What are the rewards at the end of a round?
Answer: At the end of each round, rewards are given to best players and best cartels.

Top players
Rank# 1 Gold Medal
Rank# 2 Silver Medal
Rank# 3 Bronze Medal
Rank# 4 Red Medal
Rank# 5 Green Medal


Top kingpins
Rank# 1 $cash & 25,000 Turns
Rank# 2 175,000 Turns
Rank# 3 100,000 Turns
Rank# 4 60,000 Turns
Rank# 5 35,000 Turns
Rank# 6 20,000 Turns
Rank# 7 12,000 Turns
Rank# 8 7,500 Turns
Rank# 9 4,000 Turns
Rank# 10 2,500 Turns


Top Non-paying Mobsters
Rank# 1 35,000 Turns
Rank# 2 22,000 Turns
Rank# 3 13,000 Turns
Rank# 4 7,000 Turns
Rank# 5 5,000 Turns
Rank# 6 4,000 Turns
Rank# 7 3,000 Turns
Rank# 8 2,000 Turns
Rank# 9 1,000 Turns
Rank# 10 500 Turns


Top cartels
Rank# 1 Gold Ring & 10,000 Turns
Rank# 2 Silver Ring & 6,000 Turns
Rank# 3 Bronze Ring & 3,000 Turns
Rank# 4 2,000 Turns
Rank# 5 1,000 Turns

For cartels, the turns are given to every member of the cartel. The ring is given to the boss only


1.6 - How do I get rewards?
Answer: The rewards are the medals and the rings. You get them when you finish in the top 5 Mobsters or you are the boss of one of the top 3 cartels.

1.7 - How do I see my stats?
Answer: The stats table is at the right of all in-game pages. It contains your character's important statistics. These include your rank, money, net worth, workers, goons, the turns you have left, morale, weapons and so on.


1.8 - How do I see my enemies' stats?
Answer: Before attacking another Mobsters, you should go to his profile by clicking on his name. You can then see his net worth, rank, city, workers and goons.


1.9 - What is the referral link and how do I refer people to the game?
Answer: You can find your personal referral link under the refer tab. You can get people to visit the site using your personal referral link, if they sign up to the game, they will then be known as your underlings.
You get 500 turns for each of your cronies that you refer who registers to topmobster.com.
You get $3.00 in real cash for each one of your cronies that you have referred who buy turns.
You may redeem once you have reached $5.00
All you need to do is send them your personal referral link.


1.10 - How do I scout for workers and goons?
Answer: One of the fundamentals in organized crime is to conduct profitable business while staying out of jail, notably by getting others to do your bidding. A varied roster of personnel is key to your operation.
You can hire 5 kinds of workers in the Scout section:
Hookers to work the streets and determine how much cash people will pay for their services.
Hoods to run your loan sharking operations and help you strong-arm debtors.
Moonshiners to run the speakeasy where revenue is derived from the sale of booze.

You can hire 3 kinds of goons in the Scout section:
Hitmen: professional killers that you pay for protection. They are the best goons.
Thugs and body guards to protect you and help you attack other Mobsters.


1.11 - What is the workers' payout?
Answer: The workers' payout is the percentage of money you give to your workers when they raise cash.


1.12 - How do I keep my morale levels high?
Answer: Your crew's morale is crucial to the success of your organization. If your workers or your goons morale is low, they will walk out on you when ordered into action. Indulge your workers with booze and coke, and provide goons to protect them at work. Your workers' morale also depends on their cut of the take (workers' payout). Your goons crave liquor and weed, and require 2 HK P7s to 1 AK per boy. Try to observe what makes each group happy. The black market is a good place to stock up on weed, booze and coke.


1.13 - How do I attack someone?
Answer: To attack someone go to the attack menu to look for an opponent within your range (0.5 to 4 times your net worth) or retaliate against any player who dared to hit you within the last 24 hours.
Choose your victim click on 'Attack this player'. Sometimes, your opponent is in a different city and you will have to move to his city if you want to attack him. Then choose your attack strategy:

  • Drive by: Assail your foes with an unforgiving barrage of firepower. Drive-by with the most gunmen you can fit in your rides. The Cadillac seats 5 people and the Hummer limo can accomodate 10 passengers.
  • Headquarter invasion: Raid your enemies' headquarters, kill enough of their goons and walk out with their cash.
  • Business extortion: Seize your enemies' businesses by taking out their goons and their workers! Kill enough of their goons to execute their workers.
  • Drug Labs Sabotage: Appropriate dope and booze from your rivals
  • Steal cars: Inflict significant damage to your enemies' goons and requisit their rides.
  • Hijack planes: See to it that you have enough planes and that your enemies' goons are reeling from enough casualties before hijacking their planes.

Survival tip: Keep in mind that carrying out a hit on somebody opens the door to getting hit by that person as many times as they see fit. When attacked by a stronger player it is unwise to retaliate immediately, as this would lift the attack protection you have if you are out of the opponent's range. It is careful to wait until he is no longer able to attack you and rebuild. Once you have regained your strength, you will be in a better position to hit back (you can do so an unlimited number of times within the 24 hours following his last attack against you).

1.14 - Which weapons are used when I attack?
Answer: We will automatically take your best crew members armed with the best weapons you got in order to have the most efficient attacks ever.


1.15 - What is the attack range?
Attack range: 0.5 to 3 times your net worth.


1.16 - What is revenge?
Answer: When a Mobster attacks you, you can attack him back as many times as you want for 24 hours after his last attack, even if he's out of your range. Go to the contact list menu and click on ' Mobsters who hit you today ' to see the list of your revenges. You can also go to 'Attack' then click on 'Players you have revenge hits against'.


1.17 - Who are the best goons?
Answer: Hitmen then thugs then bodyguards.


1.18 - What are the best guns?
Answer: AK'47s then Uzi's then shotguns then HK P7s.


1.19 - How does the protection work?
Answer: When you scout, produce, or Raise cash you receive a protection equal to the number of turns you used. There is no protection in the game.


1.20 - What is the black market?
Answer: Get what you need for your guys on the black market. Buy/sell or swap booze and drugs, weapons, cars and planes. Sell items for as much as 70% of their value.

  • Booze and drugs mainly serve to keep your crew' morale high. Your goons want booze and weed, while your workers ask for booze and coke. Make sure to amass enough of these substances.
  • Weapons are your guys' tools of the trade and also account for their morale. Acquire HK P7s, shotguns, uzis and AK47s. The lethality of a weapon is proportional to its value.
  • Cars can make a difference for drive-bys and getaways. They are also used to steal other mobsters' cars. The vehicle of choice is the Hummer : it takes up to 10 people. The Limos only take 5 people.
  • Planes are used to travel without paying for tickets or to steal other mobsters' planes. The Private jet can take up to 40 guys and the Heavy planes can take up to 300 people.


1.21 - What is the bank?
Answer: Just like in the real world, you have a bank account and petty cash. The money you use anywhere is the cash you have on you. However, keeping money in your pocket is risky. Another player can attack you and steal it, depositing part of it in the bank is not a bad idea.
For 15 turns, you can make one deposit of up to 15% of your money. Withdrawals do not use up any of your turns.


1.22 - What are cartels?
Answer: Cartels are groups of people who share the same goals, the same ideas or just trust each other. Joining a cartel provides protection and inspires trust and respect between you and other members. Trust and respect can save your life, but can also get you killed. You can form your own cartel and lead other Mobsters.


1.23 - What is the hierarchy in a cartel?
Answer: The Boss heads the cartel and the counsellor is his second in command. Next comes the underboss, the core members and finally the wannabes.
As the Boss' right hand man, the counsellor has much of the same aptitudes as the Boss.
The underboss is subordinate to the counsellor. Underbosses are often prepared to take the Boss' place if need be.
A core member plays the role of an auxiliary, leading his own action and funnelling a portion of his take to the head of the cartel. The core members may make key decisions and set the standards of the group.
Occupying the lowest rung of the cartel, the wannabe is, in actuality, the child of family life. The wannabes are, more often than not, younger, aspiring, potential family members.


1.24 - How do I create a cartel?
Answer: Under the Cartel submenu, click on 'Start cartel'. Then choose a name and click on the 'create cartel' button.
Note: If you are already in a cartel, you have to leave it before creating a new one.


1.25 - How do I invite a player to join my cartel?
Answer: If you are the boss or counsellor of your cartel, you can invite other Mobsters to join you. Just go on their profile and click on 'Invite to cartel'. They become members of your cartel if they accept the invitation. There is a limit of 15 invites where people join the cartel each round. This means, if you invite 20 people, and 10 join, you have 5 invites left. If 3 people leave, you do not get invites back, and still have 5 invites remaining for the rest of the round.
Note: a cartel can not have more than 10 members.


1.26 - How do I join a cartel?
Answer: To join a cartel you must receive an Invitation. You can ask for a cartel invite by posting on the Recruiting Board or ask cartel leaders directly.


1.27 - How do I leave a cartel?
Answer: You just click on 'leave cartel' under the Cartel submenu.
If you are the boss, you have to make another player become the boss before you can leave the cartel.


1.28 - How do I change someone's rank in my cartel?
Answer: If you are the boss or counsellor of your cartel, you can change other members' ranks or even boot players you don't like under the 'manage cartel' section.


1.29 - How is the cartel networth calculated?
Answer: Cartel networth = Cartel cash/10 + Hitman * 1,000 + Thug * 500 + Bodyguard * 300


1.30 - What is the cartel bank?
Answer: You can transfer cash to your cartel by clicking on 'Transfer cash'.
For the boss, the link is called 'cartel bank'. The boss can also see all the cartel bank transactions.
Note: you can not transfer cash to your cartel bank more than 3 times a day.
The money deposited in the cartel bank can not be withdrawn.


1.31 - It seems I don't get more turns every 10 minutes, why?
Answer: You don't receive more turns if you already have more than 1500 turns.


1.32 - People keep attacking me. What should I do?
Answer: This is a strategy game you should be prepared for that. Try to talk to them and ask them to stop. If they don't, you should try to retaliate against them or find some allies to help you out.



2 - Account Questions

2.1 - What is a kingpin?
Answer: A kingpin is a player who buys turns. Kingpins get a lot more of the game and they make the free portion of the game possible. They help us keep this site running. Instead of advertising, loading banners, etc all over the site, we sell turns to keep us giving you great entertainment. Also ranked as kingpins are players who use extra turns: referral turns or turns rewarded at the end of each round for top players and cartels.


2.2 - Can I have extra turns for free?
Answer: You can't. All the players receive 50 turns every 10 minutes, unless you have a subscription. To receive more turns, you need to buy them.


2.3 - How to use reserve turns?
Answer: You start with a given amount of reserve turns that you can use any time during a round. If you buy turns, they are added to your reserve turns. You can transfer them on the main page when you log in. On a regular round, there is no limit of extra turns that you are allowed to transfer on each of the first and last two days of the round.


2.4 - Can I change my password, e-mail or any information on my profile?
Answer: Yes, you can. You just need to go to "Edit profile" option under the Profile tab and fill in the form properly. You'll receive an activation e-mail if you decide to change your e-mail address.


2.5 - Can I change my character name?
Answer: You choose your Mobsters name at the beginning of every round and you can't change it during a round.


2.6 - How do I edit my profile page?
Answer: Your profile is the page the other players see when they click on your username. It shows information about your character like your networth, your rank and the number of workers and goons you have in your crew.
You can write a small description about your character and you can upload a picture. To do so, you just need to go to "Edit profile" option under "My profile" in the top horizontal menu.


2.7 - I can't upload my avatar to the site, what do I do?
Answer: First, make sure the file you're trying to upload is a JPEG, GIF or PNG image within the size limits: 130x150 pixels and 100KB size. If the upload is successful but the new picture still doesn't appear in the page, deleting your browser's cache should fix it.
Note:The kingpins can use our flash generator to create an avatar and the size limit is increased to 200KB.


2.8 - I lost my password! How do I get it back?
Answer: Not a problem. You can use the "Forgot password" function to retrieve it. The link is in the site's home page. Your account information will be sent to your e-mail address registered on Top Mobster.


2.9 - I can't log on! What do I do?
Answer: First, make sure you are using the correct username and password. If you aren't sure, use the Forgot Password link to confirm this. If you get a message that your account is not found or that there is no account with that e-mail address, you may contact the admin.


2.10 - Me and another person share one computer. Can we have two accounts?
Answer: Having more than 1 account per computer is strictly forbidden. You may get banned for multiple accounts.


2.11 - Can I join the Top Mobster Team?
Answer: Thank you very much for your interest! Please message the admins.


2.12 - Where can I get some help?
Answer: If you need technical support please contact our Customer Service by sending a support ticket: click on Support under the "Help" section in the top horizontal menu. You can also send an e-mail to the admins.


2.13 - I have a suggestion for the game! Where can I send it?
Answer: If you have any suggestions or find any errors in the game, please report them by sending a support ticket or an e-mail to the admins.


2.14 - Can I delete my account?
Answer: No, you cannot have your account deleted. If you want your account to be reset, you should wait until the end of the round. If you do not wish to play anymore, just stop logging in to the game, your account will be automatically disabled after a while.


2.15 - My account has been suspended, how long is the suspension?
Answer: Accounts suspensions are permanent.


2.16 - My cartel boss has been suspended, what do I do?
Answer: You should leave the cartel. You can try to form a new cartel with your old cartel members.


2.17 - If I choose to quit playing or if I was suspended can I get a refund of turns I bought?
Answer: No, there are no refunds.



3 - Payment Questions

3.1 - What are the different methods of payment?
Answer: We only accept PayPal at this time. Paypal allows you to make payments using your credit card, bank account etc... For more information, please refer to www.PayPal.com.


3.2 - I can't use PayPal! Can't I pay with credit card some other way?
Answer: Unfortunately, we are only set up to receive credit cards through PayPal.


3.3 - Can I pay with cash?
Answer: No, it is not secure to send money through the postal mail service. We don't recommend it. We are not responsible for any letters that are lost in the mail, or any mail that does not make it to us.