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    Conquer Swaziland by defeating 5 powerful Bosses who have a stranglehold on the country's riches.

    Q: What is Swazi Smackdown?
    A:
    Swazi Smackdown is a limited time event where you need to defeat 5 powerful Mafia bosses who have captured Swaziland and established an illegal syndicate.

    It is not going to be an easy ride in Swaziland but generous rewards await you if you successfully defeat the bosses. You will be fighting against:

    Babe Brasher - The Lord of Nhlangano
    Phoenix Nkomo - The Lord of Manzini
    Alexi Ilari -
    The Lord of Mbabane
    Serenity Lee -
    The Lord of Siteki
    Hendrik Severi -
    The Lord of Big Bend

    Q: When will the event start?
    A:
    This limited time event will be rolled out to our players by 06:00 AM Pacific Time on April 16th 2014 to 05:59 AM PDT on April 27th 2014.

    Q: How do I start?
    A:
    Swazi Smackdown will be available from the Home Page module, the South Africa map and the Fight page.

    To start, click on the “Go Fight” button on the Home Page Module or click on the Swaziland area in South Africa map.

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    Once you enter Swaziland, the active boss and his/her territory will be highlighted. You need to defeat the active boss in order to unlock the next territory.

    Please note that you will only be able to attack the Active boss in the current Mastery Level.

     

    Once you defeat all the 5 bosses in Swaziland, you will earn a Mastery Level in Swazi Smackdown. You can also view your progress on the Home Page Module.



    Q: What are the Rewards? How does the event mastery work?
    A:
    Once you defeat a boss, you will receive rewards in the form of Skill Points or Reward Points depending on the boss you defeated and your current mastery level.

    A level of Mastery is earned after you defeat all the 5 bosses in Swazi Smackdown. There are 4 levels of Mastery – Bronze, Silver, Gold and Ruby.

    Below are the various rewards you can earn by defeating the bosses in Swazi Smackdown based on your mastery level:





    Once you complete a mastery level for Swazi Smackdown, you will be rewarded with a mastery reward item – White Serval.

    You will earn a new reward item for each mastery level and will be able to retain all the Mastery reward items earned.

    Below are the stats for various Mastery Levels:



    Once you have completed the Ruby Mastery for a boss, they will be eliminated and you will capture their territory in Swaziland.



    Q:  How do I conquer Swaziland?
    A:
      Capture all territories at Ruby Level by taking down the respective bosses to conquer Swaziland and achieve the Ruby mastery reward.

    Q: How do I attack the bosses? Is there new ammunition available?
    A:
    You will need the below ammo to fight the bosses in Swazi Smackdown. Below is the list of ammo available:

     



    Bottled Heat – Clear Robbing Boards to earn 2 Bottled Heat per robbing board. Daily Limit – 30
    Hawkhack – Deal damage to opponents in the Arena to loot Hawkhack. Daily Limit – 30
    Wrench Quake – Do jobs in South Africa to loot Wrench Quake. Daily Limit – 30
    Mega Slayer – Ice opponents to earn one Mega Slayer per ice (2 for kills). Daily Limit – 30

    *Your Inventory can only hold up to 50 for each ammunition. Which means you can no longer loot any more of these ammos if you already reached the limit.

    Please note that all daily limit timers reset at 11:59 PM PST (GMT - 8) every day.

    You can use the ammo items that you have collected to attack the boss or you can attack directly using the stamina attack button located directly under the ammo items on the boss fight screen.

    The boss is fairly intelligent and is able to adjust his/her health and defense depending on the strength of the opponent. Depending upon the strength of the boss, the stamina required per click to deal damage to the boss will vary for individual accounts.



    Q:  What is the difference between attacking the boss with consumables and attacking him with my stamina?
    A:  A Stamina attack use up your Stamina and the base damage you do is based upon your attack strength.  Ammunition items do not use Stamina and they do a variable amount of damage (range based) to the boss per attack.

    Q: Are there special combos to deliver an extra punch?

    A: Yes! There are a total of three combos that can be used to deal incrementally more damage to the bosses. You must use the correct order of four the ammunition items in a row to unlock four move special combos. These combos can also be unlocked using Reward Points.  

     

    The Green combo: Unlocked at all levels.

    The Yellow combo: Unlocked automatically for each boss, after you have reduced 50% of the boss' Health in the Gold level.

    The Red combo: Unlocked automatically for each boss, after you have reduced 50% of the boss' Health in the Ruby level.


    There are different Yellow and Red combos when you fight a boss. That means the Yellow and Red combo that works for you may not be the same for your friends. There are also different combos for each boss.

    Q: I am able to access Swaziland after achieving Ruby Mastery in Swazi Smackdown. Can I restart the event?

    A: Swaziland will remain open even until the limited time event ends but you will be unable to reset and re-start the event after achieving Ruby Mastery.




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  • Mobsters,

     

    The winner for 'Your Favorite Blackjack Story' Contest is Adam Churchil! Congratulations!!

    He will be awarded with 100 Chips, which will be directly credited to his account.

     

    We thank everyone who sent in their stories.

     

    - The Mafia Wars Team!

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    Congratulations to our VIP Members for unlocking the all new Emerald benefits!

    We thank all of you for being loyal Mafia Wars players and your support for the game.

    Reaching the Emerald VIP Membership will reward you with the following amazing benefits, in addition to all VIP Titanium benefits:

    - A total of 16,500 Mafia Attack and Mafia Defense added to your account.

    - One FREE Harbinger of Retribution (556/556)*- The most powerful Armor in Mafia Wars!

    - A grant of additional 50 Reward Points for every successful renewal of VIP Membership once you reach the Emerald Level.

    - Ability to purchase a pack of 50 Attack/Defense/Energy/Stamina Points for 50 RPs once every week

    - A total of +900 Personal Attack and +900 Defense as long as you stay subscribed.

    - 30% discount on Energy Refills purchased in the Marketplace.

    - Collect two free Kamikaze Power Ups from the Arena every day.

    - Additional Job Mastery per click across all jobs.

    There are more surprise rewards and new tiers with additional benefits coming up!

    Stay subscribed and keep playing!

    -Mafia Wars Team

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    The wait for the VIP Emerald benefits is over, VIP Membership Emerald benefits will unlock on April 5th 2014.

    We thank all of you for being loyal Mafia Wars players and your support for the game.

    Stay subscribed and keep playing!

    -Mafia Wars Team

  • Hi Mobsters,

     

    We are giving you a chance to win 100 Chips! All you need to do is pen down and share a brief paragraph on your favorite Blackjack story.

     

    We will select one story that we think is the best and share it on our fan page. The winner will also win 100 chips!

     

    Please make sure you submit your entries under this thread alone. Entries posted elsewhere will not be accepted.

    Last date for entries is Thursday, 3rd April, 2014 PDT.

     

     

    So, what are you waiting for? Post your stories now! 

     

    -The Mafia Wars Team

     

  • Hi Mobsters,

    For all those eager to try your hands at the Mafia Wars Blackjack, here’s a quick and easy card counting strategy.

    To get started, here’s a brief summary of how Blackjack works. The objective of the game is to beat the MW boss with a Total of 21 or less. If you want to be a successful Blackjack player there are two things you should know. One is the Basic Strategy and the other is Card Counting.

    Ideally, in Blackjack, as each card is dealt, the deck changes in composition and thus the odds lilt subtly in favour back and forth between Dealer and Player. The process of card counting seeks to identify those periods which favour the player, and bet high, and those periods which favour the Dealer, and bet low. There are two things a Player has the power to make decisions over. One is the way he plays his cards, the other is how much he bets. Well, the Basic Strategy has the card playing sorted out. All that needs to be done now is turn your attention to betting big when you think you are going to win, betting small when you’re going to lose.

     

    The simple high-low strategy for card counting:

    This involves counting off the high cards against the low cards. The Low Cards are 2 to 6 and the High Cards are 10 to Ace. For every low card you count "+1" and for every high card you count "-1". Seven, eight and nine receive no value at all. So,  we have 5 low cards and 5 high cards.

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    Thus, the basic logic applies that if you receive more low cards than high cards, further on along the deal you’re going to receive more high cards than low cards. It’s simple – if there are only 5 of each. Depleting one incrementally increases the chances of receiving the other. If you run out of low cards, then you only have high cards to receive. In card counting, this is exactly what is meant by keeping count – the proportion of high cards to low cards yet to be dealt.

    When the count is even, and the deck favours neither high cards or low cards, there is no particular advantage to either Player or Dealer. But when the count goes high, indicating that the deck has proportionally more 10’s and Aces than it does 2’s to 6’s, the play favours the player and he will win more often than he loses. If he bets high, he will win more while he is winning more often. However, when the count is low, indicating that the deck has proportionally fewer Aces and 10's then it does 2's to 6's, then play will favour the Dealer and the Player will lose more often. If he bets low, he will lose less while he is losing more often. You should aim at being able to reliably count off a deck in 30 seconds or less. Then try counting multiple decks.

     

    Why don’t you give this a try in Mafia Wars? Check out Blackjack now!

     

    -The Mafia Wars Team

  • Hi Mobsters!

    Did you know that at this exact moment, in a casino somewhere a player and the card dealer are locked in battle?

    Yes, Blackjack, also known as Twenty One, is the most widely played casino card game in the world. But what’s interesting is the mystery that surrounds the origins of this game. 

    Some people believe that Blackjack originated in French Casinos in the early 1700s. But no one really knows for sure the exact origin of the game. Blackjack got its name because if a player held a Jack of Spades and an Ace of Spades as the first two cards, the player was paid out extra. So, with a Jack being a vital card and Spades being black, the game was called Blackjack.

    In the modern game, a Blackjack refers to any hand of an ace plus a ten or face card, regardless of suits or colours.

    Today, many variations of the game rules exist, and for a very long time now, Blackjack has attracted many high-profile players across the world, particularly card counters, who track the profile of cards that have been dealt.

    It is no secret that given the nature of the game and the high stakes involved here, the game has been a target for the underworld. It is believed that many Blackjack tournaments are secretly held in the dark insides of a Casino and attract Mafia from across the globe.

    But whatever the origin or nature of the game, one thing is for sure – the widely played casino card game, Blackjack was not conceived by any one person at any one particular point in time. It has evolved over the centuries and continues to evolve attracting an even larger and diverse set of players today.

    Fuelling its popularity, and playing a key part in the evolution of Blackjack, Mafia Wars brings to you its adaption of this card game, where Bosses are dealers and taking them down will earn you some amazing rewards.

     

    So, you think you have it in you to go for the win? Try your hand at Blackjack in Mafia Wars.

     

    BlackJack

    -The Mafia Wars Team

  • Hi Mobsters,

    Are you set to move in for the kill?

    For the first time ever, Mafia Wars is excited to introduce Killer Instinct – a kill based, limited-time Arena event, which allows you to earn Crests by scoring Kill Shots. A Kill Shot can be scored by delivering the final blow that brings an opponent’s health down to zero!

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    You can also earn bonus Crests by achieving any of these targets:     

    Target         Descriptions
    First Blood First Kill Shot in an Arena
    Kill Joy     Kill Shot against the Leader
    Over Kill Kill Shot against all opponents in a Shootout Arena
    Kamikaze Kill Kill Shot using a Kamikaze Power-up


    That’s not all. Secure a position among the top 10 on the Leaderboard and earn up to 500 RP!

    So, head to the Arena and unleash your Killer Instinct now!

     

    Tell us what you think about the event by taking this quick survey

     

    - The Mafia Wars Team

  • Mobsters,

    Limited time opportunity to reclaim your VIP Membership benefits level!

    Renew your VIP Membership until March 10th, 2014 and continue your VIP Membership benefits level from where you left off before last cancellation.

    Please note that this is applicable only for the players who were at Gold Level or above before last cancellation.

    For example: If you were at Ruby level of VIP Membership benefits and cancelled the subscription due to any reason, you can re-subscribe and continue from the same level, instead of starting all over again.

    If you think that your VIP Membership progression is incorrect after re-subscription, please enter your information in the form below nd we will have a look at it.

     

    Thank you once again for supporting Mafia Wars!

    -Mafia Wars Team

  • Mobsters,

    Due to a system issue, 2X Builds Event failed to start at the scheduled time (4:30 PM PST, Feb 22).

    We have fixed the issue and the 2X Builds Event is now available till 7:00 PM PST.

    We sincerely regret the inconvenience caused.

    - Mafia Wars Team