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News items from November 2012
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The battle lines are drawn. This is a war that's not about the win, but about the fight.
Mafia Wars presents the Arenabeta: a synchronous, multiplayer fighting feature packed in a knuckle
sandwich. Get into The Arena, smash your way through your opponents and earn your Respect!
We heard your feedback and have increased the Experience-to-Stamina ratio for fight Arena with this
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.
Learn how to come away victorious with the FAQs found below:
Q: What is the Arena?and exclusive Rewards by dealing Damage to your opponents. Your standing in an Arena battle is based on
A: The Arena is a new synchronous multiplayer Fighting Feature in Mafia Wars where you gain Respect
the amount of Damage you deal to your opponents in a span of 90 seconds. The amount of Damage you can deal to your opponents is based on amount of Stamina spent in the battle along with your Personal and Mafia strength compared to your opponents’. You receive better Rewards by dealing more Damage to your opponents. Use Power Ups to boost your performance in The Arena.
Q: What is meant by synchronous multiplayer Fighting?
A: The concept of synchronous multiplayer fighting essentially means that all opponents playing in theArena will be interacting in real time rather than taking turns in fighting.
All the opponents will be able to view each other’s Arena Health and Damage dealt in real-time. All actions performed by the players will have an instant effect on their opponents.
The Arena is based on an all new technology developed by Zynga, which makes synchronous multiplayer fighting possible inside a browser based game.
required to play the Arena is 100.
Q: Is there a minimum level requirement to play this feature?
A: Yes, a player needs to be at least on Level 25 to be able to play this feature. The minimum Stamina
Q: Will the existing Fighting feature be replaced by The Arena?
A: Not at all, existing fighting feature will continue in the game.
Q: How do I enter The Arena?Home Page module.
A: You can enter the Arena through the Travel menu or by clicking on the “Enter the Arena” button on
When you travel to the Arena for the first time, you will be presented with an interactive tutorial to helpyou familiarize with the various features of the Arena.
Follow the on-screen instructions and complete the tutorial to proceed to the Arena Lobby.
You can re-open the interactive tutorial anytime by clicking on the Learn tab in the Arena lobby.the progress of your account.
Please note: All Stats used and displayed in the interactive tutorial are fictitious and will not count towards
The Arena Lobby:
Your Account Stats and the Arena Health
Your stats will be displayed on the top of the Arena lobby
You can click on the small arrow pointer on the top right of your stats screen to view your Mafia Strength
Q: Are the stats displayed on the Arena Lobby my personal account stats?
A: Yes, all stats displayed on the Arena Lobby are the stats from your account.
Q: Will my Energy stats be used in the Arena?
A: No, your Energy stats will not be used in the Arena
Q: What is Arena Health? Will my personal Health stats remain unused?account and will be used only inside the Arena.
A: Arena Health is a new stat exclusively for the Arena. It is different from the max Health points on your
Your personal Health stats will not be used directly for the Arena fights.
Q: How is the Arena Health calculated?
A: Your Arena Health is based on your Max Health and will vary depending upon the Type of Arena you choose to fight in.
range from a minimum of 2000 to a maximum of 4000 depending upon their Max Health.
Below is the Arena Health for both types of Arenas:range from a minimum of 400 to a maximum of 800 depending upon their Max Health.
1. Arenas with a Cover Charge of 100 Stamina: The Arena Health for a player in this type of Arena will
2. Arenas with a Cover Charge of 500 Stamina The Arena Health for a player in this type of Arena will
impacted if someone attacks me in the normal Fight system?
Q: Will my performance in the Arena be
A: No, Your Arena Health is different from the normal Health. Your performance in an Arena will not be impacted even if you are being attacked in the normal fight system.
Q: How do I increase my Arena Health?Arena Health by increasing Health skills on your account.
A: Your Arena Health is proportional to the Health skill points on your account. You can increase your
Types of Arena - Stamina Cover Charges and Stamina Re-generation
Q: How do I create a new Arena?The amount of Stamina refers to the Stamina Cover Charge for the new Arena which will be created.
A: You can create a new Arena by clicking on either “Fight now 100 stamina” or “Fight now 500 stamina”.
Q: How do I join an Arena created by other players?in any available Arena.
A: All active Arenas will be displayed on the Arena Lobby. You can click on Join button to join other fighters
An Arena requires a minimum of 4 players to begin and can hold up to a maximum of 6 players.
Following information will be displayed about the Arenas on the Arena Lobby:
a. Arena Name: Name of the Arena
b. Stamina Cover: The cover charge for a particular Arena (100 or 500 Stamina). You may choose a higher Stamina Cover Charge (500 Stamina) for a fierce battle ! (higher Arena Health/Attacks/Power Attacks).
c. Number of Players: Number of players currently waiting to start the game. An Arena requires a minimum of 4 players to begin.
d. Respect Range: This is the range of Respect of players inside an Arena in the format of Minimum –to– Maximum. You can also decide to join an Arena based on the Respect range.
e. Starts in (waiting time): Once an Arena has a minimum of 4 members, the fight will start in 20 seconds. You have an option to join an Arena just before the battle begins.
Q: What is a Stamina Cover Charge?players fighting in the Arena will be charged at least 100 Stamina including yourself.
A: Stamina Cover Charge is the minimum amount of Stamina a player commits to spend in an Arena.
If you click on “Fight now stamina 100” to create a new Arena with Cover charge of 100 Stamina, all the
If you join an Arena which indicates a cover charge of 500 Stamina, you will be charged at least 500 Stamina once the Arena begins.
Please note: Stamina Cover charge will be deducted from your Stamina even if you do not attack any opponent inside an Arena.
Q: How does the Stamina Cover Charge impact the game play?
A: The Stamina Cover Charge impacts Arena game play in 3 ways:
1. Minimum Stamina Spend requirement: As described previously, there is a minimum Stamina spend requirement for each type of Arenas (100 OR 500 Stamina).
2. Arena Health: Your Arena Health will depend on the type of Arena you choose to fight. Below is the difference in Arena Health depending on the type of Arena you are fighting in:
a. Your Arena Health will range from a minimum of 400 to a maximum of 800 (depending upon your Max Health)while fighting in an Arena with Cover Charge of 100 Stamina.
b. Your Arena Health will range from a minimum of 2000 to a maximum of 4000 (depending upon your Max Health) while fighting in an Arena with Cover Charge of 500 Stamina.
3. Attacks and Power Attacks inside an Arena: The Attacks and Power Attacks will differ according to the type of Arena you are fighting in.
a. 100 Stamina Cover: Normal Attack will cost 10 Stamina and Power Attacks will cost 50 Stamina.
b. 500 Stamina Cover: Normal Attack will cost 50 Stamina and Power Attacks will cost 250 Stamina.
Q: Will my Stamina re-generate over time inside an Arena?
A: Yes, your Stamina will re-generate while you are fighting inside an Arena. The amount of Stamina re-generated depends on the Stamina Cover Charge you choose to fight with:
100 Stamina Cover: 10 Stamina re-generated in every 15 seconds
500 Stamina Cover: 50 Stamina re-generated in every 15 seconds
Inside an Arena (Fighting and Score/Damage)
The Holding Cellopponents to join the Arena.
Once you create a new Arena or join an existing one, you will land on the Holding Cell and wait for
Please note that at least 4 players are required to begin.
The Holding Cell will display the below information:choose to fight.
1. Opponents’ List: List of opponents, their Respect and Difficulty level.
2. Arena Health: Your Arena Health based on your account’s Max Health and the type of Arena which you
3. Option to purchase Power Ups: You cannot purchase Power Ups after a battle begins in an Arena. Ensure to equip yourself before you start a fight!
Once the Arena has at least 4 players, the Arena fight will begin in 20 seconds and a countdown will indicate the start time:
Q: Will I be charged with Stamina Cover Charge while I am waiting for opponents?will be locked as soon as there are at least 4 opponents in the Holding Cell and the countdown to Arena begins.
A: You will not be charged while you are waiting for minimum required opponents. However, your Stamina
After this point, you will be unable to create a new Arena or use your Stamina until the existing Arena ends.
Q: Why is my Stamina locked when I am in an Arena? Will this affect my normal game play?possible to the opponents.
A: The Arena is a time based fighting feature where you get 90 seconds to deal as much Damage as
In order to display real time results and avoid any accidental Stamina spend (due to multiple browser tabs etc.), it is required that the Stamina stats are locked while you are playing the Arena.
While you are in the Arena, you will be unable to spend your Stamina elsewhere using multiple tabs or any add ons.
Q: Can I exit to the Lobby even after an Arena has begun?
A: Yes, you can exit the Arena or the Holding Cell even after you have required opponents or if the Arena begins. However, your Stamina will be locked until the Arena ends (90 Seconds).
During this time, you will see an option to Rejoin the Arena which you exited and you will be unable to spend Stamina elsewhere in the game.
Inside the Arena
You will be able to view the following inside the Arena:“Power Attack” button can be used to deal 5x Damage on your opponents.
1. Your Opponents: Click on your opponents to inflict Damage on them and raise your Score. The
2. Arena Health Indicators: You will be able to view yours and your opponents’ Arena Health in real time. Observe that the opponents’ Arena Health reduces in real time as you attack them and the same happens to your Arena Health when opponents attack you.
3. Your Respect: The Respect shown on the main Arena screen is the Respect at the beginning of the game. Your Respect will be re-calculated on the basis of your final position in the Arena which will be displayed in the Results page of the Arena.
4. Power Up buttons and count of remaining Power Ups: Various Power Up buttons and their count will be displayed on the main Arena screen.
5. Stamina Indicator and Stamina Refill Power Up button: Your Stamina status will be displayed along with a Stamina Refill Power Up button (Please note that Stamina Refill Power Up is different from the already available Stamina Refills)
6. Scores: Your Score as well as opponents’ Scores will be displayed in real time.
Q: How is the Score calculated?
A: Your Score depends on the total Damage dealt by you to your opponents. You can cause more Damage to your opponents by using Power Ups tactically and by increasing your Personal as well as Mafia Strength.
Your rank at the end of an Arena session will depend on your total Score. You get bonus Score if you are able to reduce your opponents’ health to Zero.
Q: Can I still attack an opponent if their Arena Health reaches Zero?will be unable to attack them unless they use a Health Refill or are re-spawned again.
A: When an opponent’s Arena Health reaches Zero, a cross mark will be shown over their image and you
Q: Can I use my existing Stamina Refills in the Arena?to use them in the Arena. Arena Stamina Refills are a type of Power Up and can be purchased through Reward Points.
A: No, Stamina Refills in the Arena are different from the regular Stamina Refills hence you will be unable
Q: Do I get free Stamina while fighting in Arena?
A: Yes, you will get free Stamina every 15 seconds depending upon the Type of Arena you have joined.
100 Stamina Cover: 10 Stamina in every 15 seconds
500 Stamina Cover: 50 Stamina in every 15 seconds
Q: Would other player be able to attack me or reduce my Arena health even if I haven’t joined an Arena?multiplayer game and your Arena stats will not be impacted unless you join one.
A: No, players will be unable to attack you unless an Arena battle is started. The Arena is a synchronous
Q: What if I lose all my Arena Health? Will I re-spawn automatically?Alternatively, you can use the Arena Health Refill Power Up to re-spawn immediately.
A: Yes, if your Health reaches Zero, you will be re-spawned automatically in the next 10 seconds.
You will see the below message if you run out of Health Refills and lose all your Arena Health:
Q: Can I my use existing Health Refills in the Arena?to use them in the Arena.
A: No, Arena Heath Refills in the Arena are different from the regular Health Refills hence you will be unable
Arena Health Refills are a type of Power Up and can be built using Power Cards or can be purchased using Reward Points.
Q: What is Respect? How do I earn it?some respect.
A: Respect shows your strength as a fighter in the Arena. At the end of each Arena, you will gain (or lose)
The amount of Respect earned or lost depends on your Final position in the Arena compared to your opponents as displayed on the Results page after an Arena battle ends.
You will gain significant Respect if you are able to position yourself higher than an opponent with a higher Respect compared to you. On the other hand, you will lose Respect if an opponent with lesser Respect stands higher than you in an Arena.
For example:had higher Respect compared to them.
Player A’s Respect is 1400 and Player B’s Respect is 1300.
Case 1 – Player A has a better standing compared to Player B in an Arena battle
Player A would gain little Respect since they already have more Respect than Player B.
Player B would lose a little Respect since they have lesser Respect than Player A.
Case 2 – Player B has a better standing compared to Player A in an Arena battle
Player B would gain significant amount of Respect since they were in a better standing than a Player A who
Player A would lose significant amount of Respect in this case since they were beaten by Player B who had a lower Respect compared to them.
Power Ups and Power Cards
Q: What are Power Ups? Why do I need Power Ups in the Arena?Power Ups tactically to increase your Respect and earn better Rewards in the Arena.
A: Power Ups help you deal more Damage and (or) protect yourself from attacks within the Arena. Use
Essential Power Ups like Arena Health and Stamina Refills are needed to get the fight going when you are out of stats.
Offensive Power Ups like Kamikaze and Meta Flair prove helpful when time is running out and you need to deal serious Damage to your opponents.
Defensive Power Ups like Drain and Painkillers prove helpful when you want to evade the attacks and avoid losing Respect.
Q: Can I purchase or top-up my Power Ups while I am in an Arena battle?start a fight!
A: No, you cannot purchase Power Ups after a battle begins in an Arena. Ensure to equip yourself before you
Q: How can I get the Power Ups?Power Ups should be obtained before an Arena begins.
A: There are various Power Ups available in the game to help you boost your performance in Fight Arena.
You can Build the Power Ups using Power Cards or buy them directly using Reward Points in the Power Ups section of the Arena Lobby.
Q: How can I get the Power Cards? What is the limit on Feed Posts?with Loot drops in Jobs, Fights and the Arena itself. You can collect a maximum of 30 Power Cards (10 by doing Jobs, 10 as Loot drops in Fighting and 10 as drops in the Arena) in 24 hours.
A: You can collect up to 60 Power Cards in 24 hours through the following ways:
1. Jobs, Fights and loot drops from the Arena (maximum of 30 Power Cards): Power Cards will drop along
2. Feed Posts and helping your friends (maximum of 30 Power Cards): You can ask your friends to send you Power Cards by publishing Feed Posts and will also receive Power Cards if you help your Friends with their Feed Posts.
Get a maximum of 15 Power Cards through your own Feed Posts (maximum of 5 Power Cards per Feed post – post new Feeds every 8 hours)
Get a maximum of 15 Power Cards by helping your friends with their Feeds
3. Through Reward Points: You can also purchase unlimited Power Cards through Reward Points.
Q: What are the Power Ups available?
A: There are 6 Power Ups available for the Arena in 2 different categories:
1. Single-use Power Ups – These can be used only once after activated
2. Time based Power Ups – These remain active for 10 seconds once activated
Q: Can I cancel the activation of a Power Up once I click on it to activate?
A: At the moment, you cannot cancel the activation of a Power Up.
Below are the various Power Ups available for the Arena:
1. Stamina Refill
Function: This Power Up restores your Stamina to the maximum when consumed.Ups tab in the Arena Lobby.
How to obtain: This is a single-use Power Up which can only be purchased using Reward Points via Power
How to consume: Stamina Refill gets consumed as soon as you click on the Stamina Refill button inside the
2. Arena Health Refill
Function: This Power Up restores your Arena Health to the maximum when consumed.to craft the Power Up if you have required amount of Power Cards.
How to obtain: This is a single-use Power Up which can be Built using 2 Power Cards. Use the Build button
These can also be bought directly using Reward Points.
How to consume: Arena Health Refill gets consumed as soon as you click on the Health Refill button inside the Arena
3. Meta Flair
Function: This Power Up deals 50% more Damage to your opponent for 10 seconds once activated.using Reward Points.
How to obtain: This is a time-based Power Up which can be Built using 4 Power Cards or bought directly
How to activate: Click on the Meta Flair Power Up icon inside an Arena to select the activation of this Power Up.
The Power Up will be activated as soon as you attack an opponent and will stay active for the next 10 seconds. A cool down timer will indicate the expiry time of Power Up.
4. Pain Killers
Function: This Power Up shields you and lets you receive only 50% Damage from your opponent for 10seconds once activated.
How to obtain: This is a time-based Power Up which can be Built using 4 Power Cards or bought directly using Reward Points.
How to activate: Click on the Pain Killer Power Up icon inside an Arena to select the Power Up and attack opponents by clicking on them. The Power Up will be activated as soon as you click to select the activation and will stay active for the next 10 seconds.
A cool down timer will indicate the expiry time of Power Up.
Function: It lets you deal Damage to the opponent and gain opponent’s Arena Health added to your statsin that Arena.
How to obtain: This is a single-use Power Up which can be Built using 2 Power Cards or bought directly using Reward Points.
How to activate: Click on the Drained Power Up icon inside an Arena to select the Power Up and click on an opponent to use it against them.
It will be activated as soon as you attack an opponent. Drained will last for 1 attack and while attacking your opponents, it will add their Arena Health to your stats for that Arena.
against them. This Power Up could be used only for one attack and will drain all your Stamina in a single attack against the opponent.
Function: It lets you spend ALL your Stamina in one go! Such a powerful attack can do unimaginableDamage to the opponent and help your Scores soar high.
How to obtain: This is a single-use Power Up which can only be purchased using Reward Points. However,
during special promotions, Kamikaze Power Up will be available to craft using 8 Power Cards.
How to impact: Click on the Kamikaze Power Up icon inside an Arena and click on an opponent to use it
7. Reflector - **NEW**
Function: Once activated, this Power Up shields you from the damage dealt by your opponent and reflects the damage back to them for 10 seconds.
How to obtain: This is a time-based Power Up which can be Built using 8 Power Cards or purchased directly using Reward Points.
How to activate: Click on the Reflector Power Up icon inside an Arena to activate the Power Up. The Power Up will be activated as soon as you click to select it and will stay active for the next 10 seconds.
Cool down Timer:
Once the Power Up is used, a cool down timer of 10 seconds will start during which you cannot activate the Power Up again.
Essentially, you cannot use this Power Up continuously to shield yourself from attacks. Your opponents will have a chance to attack you during the cool down period.Q: Can I use a combination of more than one Power Up?
A: Absolutely, you can use any combination of Power Ups and form strategies to deal more Damage to opponents in an Arena.
For Example: You can use a combination of Meta Flair and Painkiller to deal 50% more Damage to opponents while receiving 50% of the Damage dealt by them.
Fight results and Rewards
Q: What are the Rewards for fighting in an Arena?within an Arena.
A: For each fight in Arena, you stand a chance to receive the following Rewards:
1. Experience for spending Stamina and position in the Arena
You will receive experience based on the Stamina spent inside an Arena as well as your position (Score)
2. Respect (Please note that you may gain or Lose Respect depending upon the Damage dealt by you to youropponents)
Respect, the better your chances:
3. Fight Loot: You will receive regular Fight Loot items for fights within the Arena. The number of itemsreceived depends on your Score within the Arena.
4. Exclusive Arena Loot: Win the Arena battles for a chance to grab exclusive Arena Loot. The higher your
5. VIP Loot (only for active Mafia Wars VIP Members): Our active VIP Members will receive exclusive VIPLoot drops for fighting in the Arena.
6. Various Consumables and Property parts: Apart from the above, you will also receive various consumables and Property parts as Loot drops for fighting in the Arena.
7. Power Cards: Stand a chance to receive Power Cards in the form of Loot drops for fighting in the Arena.
8. Power Ups: Based on the Power Ups used inside an Arena, get a chance of receiving some Power Ups as loot drops.
9. Ices! : You might receive Ices based on your Score and Respect in an Arena.
-The Mafia Wars Team
The Arena Leaderboard is based on Respect. Climb up the ladder by earning more Respect!
Both Global and Mafia Leaderboards are available for the Arena.
Thank you for your overwhelming participation in our first Mafia Wars crossword contest!
Congratulations to all the winners!
Here’s the list of the winner:
1. Michael Tellez
2. Lee Van Cleef
3. Simon Wagstaffe
4. Craig B Bamford
5. Matthew Mutnick
6. Carol Ann Shook
7. Jenny Quince
8. Mot Selaw
9. Alex Kapsis
10. Reymart Delerio
All the winners will receive 50 Power Cards. Thank you all for your participation!
-The Mafia Wars Team