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  • News items from May 2012

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    Mobsters,

    Auld Lang Syne Sale is here!

    Purchase any 15 qualifying items* in the Marketplace to earn yourself an Timeless Trade (203/118)*

    Sale items also include 4 limited items, including Jousting Lance (182/105), Cloak of Mail (105/182),V for Vintage (183/104) and Bone Awl (104/183).

    Auld Lang Syne sale ends at 11:59 pm (Pacific Time) on 3rd June 2012, after which these exclusive items will no longer be available.

    *Only items selling in the Marketplace are eligible for this reward. However, items selling for less than 5RP, Treasure Chest items and Skill Point Reallocation are not eligible for the prize.

    Get these items today!

    -The Mafia Wars Team

  • Dear Mobsters,

    We have some good news for you!!

    We've out a minor change to the Property Timers and the Property Dashboard based on the feedback we received from the players. With these changes, we will be reverting to the previous way your Property Build timers used to work.

    If you are experiencing any issues with the game play, please click here to fill in a brief survey to let our team know.

    Your feedback will help our engineers prioritize issues and resolve them faster.

    Key changes made to the Property Timers are as follows:

    You can now build 5 items from different global properties every 18 hours or you can build faster with Reward Points to speed things up. Shorter the timer, lower will be the cost of building.

    The cost of additional builds depends on the property with the lowest craft time.
     
    Each property has an individual build timer and you will be able to perform an additional free build after 18 hours from the time you performed the first free build.
     
    Please check the below example for further clarification:
     
    In this example, let’s assume that you built items from 4 of your properties at 2 hours of interval.
     
    The timer reflects next free build available from that property as shown in the below screen shot:

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    Now, let's assume that after 2 hours, you performed your 5th free build by using the Visit Property link:

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    The build timers for your properties will now reflect the new time and price:

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    Your additional build cost will be determined by the property with lowest craft time.

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    Once you perform an additional build, the lowest craft time & price will change to the new lowest timer as shown in the below screen shot:

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    The same timers will be reflected in the Property Interface

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    -The Mafia Wars Team

  • Mobsters,

    We have some bug fixes to report! Before we get to the details, though, please continue to report any bugs you encounter in our "Report a Bug" forum, as it helps us prioritize their fixes for you. Also, detailed reproduction steps help us more quickly determine the reason behind an issue, so we always encourage you to include them.

    Thanks again to everyone who submitted the bug reports that helped us close these issues!

    - The Mafia Wars Team

                                                                                                                                                               

    London Cash disappearing from the bank.
    Issue:Some players reported that they had been losing London pounds even after banking them.
    Status: Resolved around 9:30 AM PST on 05/17/2012.

    Please note that for jobs that require cash, if you do not have cash then it is deducted from your bank balance. If you are still experiencing this issue, please reply to this forum thread with your answers to the questions found there.

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    Player joining a Family without an invite or permission from Godfather or an Underboss .
    Issue:Some players could join a Family without an invite or permission from Godfather or an Underboss and could remove the existing players from the Family.
    Status: Resolved around 2:42 AM on 05/17/2012. If you are still experiencing this issue, please reply to this forum thread with your answers to the questions found there.

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    Players not being able to remove themselves from the Family.
    Issue:Some players reported that they were not able to remove themselves from the Family using the "REMOVE" button.
    Status:Resolved around 5:58 AM on 24th May 2012. If you are still experiencing this issue, please reply to this forum thread with your answers to the questions found there.

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    XP reclaimed from bandits does not count for family progression
    Issue: Some players reported that after eliminating XP Bandit, reclaimed XP does not count for Family XP Progress.
    Status: Resolved around 12 5:23 AM on 8th May 2012. If you are still experiencing this issue, please reply to this forum thread with your answers to the questions found there.

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    Players were still receiving Italy parts as level up bonus
    Issue:Some Player reported that they were still receiving Italy parts as level up bonus.
    Status: Resolved around 12 3:45 AM on 9th May 2012. If you are still experiencing this issue, please reply to this forum thread with your answers to the questions found there.

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    Players not being credited for war wins in Missions.
    Issue:Some players reported that wars they won were not being credited correctly in Missions.
    Status:Resolved around 10:04 PM on 9th May 2012. If you are still experiencing this issue, please reply to this forum thread with your answers to the questions found there.

  • Dear Mafia Wars Players,

    Based on your suggestion and feedback, we’ve made two more changes in the game.

    1. We’ve now added a refresh button on the Family Boss Fight page that’ll provide you the latest values on family boss fight page without having to refresh the whole page for getting the updates. Values updated by the refresh button are:

    • Player Fatigue
    • Boss Rage
    • Boss Health
    • Number of bruiser, arsonists and racketeers.

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    2. We’ve added a confirmation pop up for accepting family battle request. We received feedback from the players that while accepting requests on the ZMC, players sometimes inadvertently accepted the battle requests. Adding a confirmation pop up would help players avoid accepting requests for family battle accidentally.

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    Let me know what you think by participating in this very quick survey!

    -The Mafia Wars Team

  • London V3

    Mobsters,

    There are some latest additions to London on Mafia Wars. Strengthen your mafia base in London with:

    • All-new London Districts

    • Bonus Jobs

    • New achievements and collections

    Travel to London Now!

    -The Mafia Wars Team

  • Hey Gangsters!

    Put on your thinking caps and design/ conceptualize an exciting & unique theme for crates. 

    Crates 2

    The tattoo crates were one of the winning theme crates the last time we ran this contest and it was included in the game.

    Crates contest
    Your theme crate can be one of the winning crate this time and what more; the winning crate will be included in the game! Here is what you have to do. Think of a unique theme for your favorite crate and 1 piece of loot that fits within it for a chance to win some awesome Mafia Wars prizes! The loot can be a weapon with which to attack your rivals, armor for protection from your enemies or a vehicle.

    Submitting your theme

    Have you thought of the theme? Get Started then.

    Step 1: You could create the concept using the image editing tools or you could also describe the concept. For creating your crate, use Paint or PhotoShop or any other kind of image editing program, you have installed on your computer. Experiment with colors, concepts, items, or even accessories. You could also describe the concept.

    Step 2: Save the image in .jpeg format. You may want to crop out the unwanted material. Remember the image size should be less than 150KB. Next you have to upload your image to an Image hosting site like Tinypic or Photobucket. If you do not already have an account you will need to create one. Once you have uploaded your picture to your account your image will be given links and codes. Make sure to copy the IMG Code provided for your image.

    Step 3: Paste your IMG code into this thread. Please note that this thread is ONLY for submissions. Any discussions about the contest belong HERE. Keeping these two threads separate will help us be able to sort through entries when choosing the top entries.

    RULES & GUIDELINES

    - The contest starts on 23 May 2012 and entries will be accepted till 31 May 2012 11.59pm PST - All entries will have to be in .jpeg format and MUST be less than 150 KB only.

    - Please enter your submissions only on this ENTRY THREAD. No discussions about the contest will be allowed on this thread. To discuss the caption contest, CLICK HERE.

    - Players can send their entries only once. Spamming your entry will not be allowed & may lead to disqualification.

    - Copying of other player’s entries will not be tolerated. If we find that your entry is not original, we retain the right to disqualify you at any stage during the contest

    - No insulting or making negative comments about other contest entries. This will not be allowed and may result in disqualification of your entry.

    - Once all of the entries are gathered, our team will announce our top choices and will let the players vote for their favorites! The entry with the maximum votes wins.

    All the best!

    The Mafia Wars Team

  • Dear Mobsters,

    UPDATE: We have reverted to the previous way your Property Build timers used to work. Please click here to read more.

    We have made some improvements to properties, it will make it easier for players to access and manage them.

    There are 2 visible changes, your new properties dashboard on the homepage and your new properties page.

    Property Dashboard and Global Properties – FAQ

    Mafia Wars Home page

    Q. How do I use the new Property Dashboard on the Mafia Wars home page?
    A.
    We have made it easier for you to manage all your properties using the new Property Dashboard on the Mafia Wars home page.

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    The Property Dashboard has 3 tabs:

    1. COLLECT: Click on Collect to view all the cities in which you have properties. You can collect from each city property one at a time, or can collect from all your properties within a city at the same time.

    The timer indicates how long you need to wait until you can collect again.

    Clicking on "Collect All" will show you what you have collected from a particular property:

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    You will also be notified when you collect individually:

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    Please note that New York properties on the Home page will not include the old NY properties:

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    2. CRAFT: Click on Craft to craft from all your properties in each city, quickly and with ease. You can build items, make consumables and buy items using City Cash

    You will see all Global Properties and City Properties under this tab.

    Global Properties consist of all the Limited Time Properties released to date, along with the following old New York Properties:

    - Chop Shop
    - Weapons Depot
    - Armory
    - Private Zoo

    You can access the Limited time properties by clicking on “Visit Property” link.

    Click on the drop-down to select an item and click on the Build button to finish building.

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    The drop-down menu will have 2 categories:

     - Craftable
     - Locked

    You will only be able to build items under the Craftable category. If you want to build a locked item then you will have to upgrade the property. Click on “Visit Property” to visit your Global Properties.

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    Q: How many Items can I build in a day? How many RPs do I need to spend to craft beyond free Limit?
    A:  You can now build 5 items from different global properties every 18 hours or you can build faster with Reward Points to speed things up. Shorter the timer, lower will be the cost of building.

    The cost of additional builds depends on the property with the lowest craft time.
     
    Each property has an individual build timer and you will be able to perform an additional free build after 18 hours from the time you performed the first free build.

    Please check the below example for further clarification:
     
    In this example, let’s assume that you built items from 4 of your properties at 2 hours of interval.
     
    The timer reflects next free build available from that property as shown in the below screen shot:

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    Now, let's assume that after 2 hours, you performed your 5th free build by using the Visit Property link:

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    The build timers for your properties will now reflect the new time and price:

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    Your additional build cost will be determined by the property with lowest craft time.

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    Once you perform an additional build, the lowest craft time & price will change to the new lowest timer as shown in the below screen shot:

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    The same timers will be reflected in the Property Interface

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    Q: How will I be notified after building an Item?
    A:
    You will be notified after successfully building an item by a message similar to the one below:

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    Q: What if I do not have required parts for building an item?
    A: You will be notified by the system if you do not have sufficient parts to build an Item.

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    Q: How will I know which building materials are needed to build an item?
    A:  Use the Visit Property link to visit your property and find out what materials are required to build an item.

    At this moment, we are not displaying this information through any notification.

    If you wish to craft an Item from a different property, the "Visit Property" link will help you navigate through all your properties.

    Q: If I have a Property Crew activated, will I get the bonus Stats?
    A: Yes, you will receive the Bonus Stats if your property crew is activated. Please note that Property crew will expire even if you use the individual collect option.

    It is highly recommended that you use “Collect All” button to utilize the Crew benefits optimally.

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    Visit Property

    Use the Visit Property Link to navigate through and manage Old NY properties and all time limited properties.
    Now you have 2 level of navigation in this interface.

    You need not close this interface and can simply navigate through the properties using the scroll at the bottom of the interface.

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    LIMITED TIME: Manage the currently active Limited Time Property by clicking on this

    Please note that this tab will only be accessible when there is a Limited Time property available.

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    The Properties page

    Q: What are Global Properties?
    A:
    Global Properties consist of all the Limited Time Properties released to date, along with the following old New York Properties:

    - Chop Shop
    - Weapons Depot
    - Armory
    - Private Zoo

    The Global Properties tab will be available in all cities, just next to the City Properties tab. This will ensure quick navigation to your favorite properties without you having to travel to New york.

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    Q: How will the Property Timers work?
    A:  Each property has an individual build timer and you will be able to perform an additional free build after 18 hours from the time you performed the first free build.

    Please click here to know more.


    Q: What else has changed in the Properties page?
    A:  We have redesigned the Properties page to load faster.

    It is no longer required to make a property “Active” in order to use it to collect or build.

    The Global Properties tab has arrows on either side so that you can scroll right or left through all your properties without reloading the page.


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    When you mouse-over a property, you can view the various options that are available to manage the property:

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    http://zynga.tm/3jL<--- Report here if you are facing any issues.

    The Mafia Wars Team

  • Mobsters,

    Make the most of this opportunity before it ends on 31st May, 2012 at 23:59(PDT).

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    -The Mafia Wars Team

  • Mobsters,

    Get driven in London by a Chauffeur (104/168) like a true mafia boss. 

    If you have not already added this item to your inventory, you can locate and add it by following the instructions provided below.

    1.  Visit your Home tab on Facebook

    2.  Locate and click the Apps and Games tab


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    3.  Scroll down and locate the announcement from Mafia Wars about the Chauffeur and click 'Accept'.

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    4.  After you have clicked the accept button you will be taken back to the game and will receive the following pop-up:

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    5.  To verify that the item has been added to your inventory, please click the Inventory tab:
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    6.  Next you will need to click the Filter button:
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    7.  Type 'Chauffeur' into the search field and click 'Go':

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    8.  The following window will show that 1 Chauffeur has been added to your inventory.

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    Play Mafia Wars and be driven to make it to the top!

    -The Mafia Wars Team

  • Dear Mobsters,

    Most of you have had trouble collecting family battle loot after the battle and before you could start another battle. We heard you and we have made it easier for you to comprehend and collect the family battle loot! Read on to know more.

    Earlier you had to collect the family battle loot from the battle that you had participated in before you started another family battle. We received feedbacks that most of you were missing out on collecting the battle loot if you forgot to collect them. Now you can collect from any of the last five battles that you have participated in and haven’t collected from them before. This new collection logic applies to all family battles going forward.

    This is a feature that community recommended and we are glad to implement it for you in the game to make it more enjoyable for you.

    PS: Help us make better Mafia Wars features and events by completing this very quick survey to let us know what you think of this one.

    Click Here to continue playing Mafia Wars.

    - The Mafia Wars Team