When you first start in the game of The Godfather: Five Families, the complexity of the game that it seems may turn you off at the beginning. This simple introduction is aimed to take away that confusion and help you get started in the game. Therefore this guide is target toward new players who are still learning the ropes instead of advanced strategies.
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First we start with the major branches. The game is divided into 3 main major branches: Estate, Neighborhood, and City. You can build various buildings within the Estate and Neighborhood area to advance your own family. The City map is where you will be interacting with other players as well as attacking Cityscapes, Gangs, and other players. We will start by going into each of the different major areas in the Godfather: Five Families:
In Estate tab, you can think of it as your homebase, you will construct and upgrade buildings to can increase the power of your combat units, and the ability to build more resource buildings. Below I will go over each of these buildings that will help you along in the game:
The mansion is the heart of your family. By upgrading your mansion, you can control additional land in your Neighborhood, as well controlling of Cityscapes on the Citymap. At the beginning of the server it is a good practice to boost your mansion early to gain control of the Cityscapes to get the production boosts.
The construction and upgrade of Guest House can enable your crew members to station units in your The Godfather: Five Families estate.
The Godfather: Five Families Armory is an important aspect of the game, however you should only upgrade it when you have enough combat units to take down the next tier of Gangs. You can earn equippable loots and gears based on the level of Gangs that you defeat. By upgrading the armory, you can equip higher level loots.
Walls give additional boost to your defenses against enemy attacks. For every level that your wall has, you estate will obtain an additional 500,000 health points. It should be noted that you will need a level 5 wall before you upgrade your mansion to level 5.
Guard post can decrease training time by 5% for every upgrade that you make.
Frontgate can help you to notice any combat units moving toward your Estate.
Workshop is necessary to unlock a couple of your combat units available in the Godfather: Five Families. You should start upgrading the Workshop when you wish to unlock additional advanced combat units. In addition, the workshop can decrease the training time by 2.5% for each level of the following combat units: Courier, Thug, Arsonist, Bruiser, Demolitionist, and Hitman. You can check for the complete list of the Godfather: Five Families combat list.
Garage is necessary to unlock various Godfather: Five Families units. In addition, the garage can decrease the training time of following units by 2.5% per upgrade level: Tommy Gunner, Professional, and Enforcer.
The upgrade of warehouse can protect more of your Cash and resources from being looted by other players. You can protect 200,000 x level of Cash and 100,000 x level of resources.
The library is essential to start your Five Families research chain. The level of your the Godfather: Five Families of library is a prerequisite a a basic skill Logistics.
Restaurant is a resource building that will produce Food for you. Food is mainly spent when you train more troops. So to have a healthy supply of troops in the beginning and mid game, you should have more restaurant than your other buildings.
Cement is another resource that is secondary to Restaurants. You should still have a ratio of 3:4 of Cement building to steel to keep on building in the beginning game stage. However, the same as steel, the important of cement will decrease once you have upgraded all of your resource and estate buildings.
Steel is one of the more important resource compared to Cement in the Godfather: Five Families. You should have a little more steel resource buildings than the Cement factory to cover all the upgrades. However, same with Cement Factory, the importance of Steel Mill decreases over time towards the end game stage.
Apartments in the Godfather: Five Families serve two purposes, they generate Cash as well as Influence. Influence is used in game when you train any combat units, the numbers of units that you can train at one time is determined by the numbers and level of apartments that you have. This means that depending on your play style, you can go either Apartments if you play once in a while to train lots of troops.
Hideout, similar to apartments, generate Cash. However, depending on the numbers of hideouts and upgrade levels that you have, you can train your combat units faster. The hideouts in the Godfather: Five Families can boost your troop training speed. However it should be noted that Hideout generates more Cash than Apartments. In addition, you will need at least one high level Hideout to produce some of the more advanced combat units.
City is where all the fun is in the Godfather: Five Families. There are many tiles in this division. I will go through them with you so you have an idea on what to look out for. I will break them down based on the type of areas, as well as who owns them.
Gangs are abundant in the Godfather: Five Families. These tiles can be attacked and when you win, your troops can bring back loots from winning as well as receiving a chance to obtain valuable armory gears. You should spend sometime to farm the gangs so that you can power yourself up with these equippable gears.
The Cityscape can be controlled when you attack them. Different levels of Cityscapes are controlled by different level of NPC defenses, you will have to break and claim victory over those defenses before you can control the tile. These Cityscape can boost the resource production of all of your resources depending on their levels. In addition, you can earn temporary respect by having troops stationing at the Cityscapes.
Cityscape once controlled, can be stationed with your troops. However this also means that other people can attack your controlled Cityscape. Cityscape becomes a valuable resource because you will need them to boost your overall resource productions as well as earning respect boost.
First Neighborhood and Greenwich Village
These are player controlled tiles that are same as your City. When you attack those you will be attacking enemies defenses to steal the loots that are not protected by the warehouse.
Slums need to be taken over when you want to station your second neighborhood which is the Greenwich Village.
Park and Junkyard
The Park and Junkyard tiles in the Godfather: Five Families are the neutral tiles that do not do anything. These tiles serve as blank empty spaces in the game.