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  • Q: What is Skill-Stir?
    A:
    Skill-Stir is a limited time feature through which you can get great offers on Skill Point purchases. The timer located above the Feature page and home page module indicates the expiry time of the event.

    Q: How does it work?
    A:
    Skill-Stir works on Spins which are granted to every account at the start of the event. You will receive 60 Free Spins at the start of the event and will receive 15 Extra Spins if you are subscribed to Mafia Wars VIP Membership.

    The feature can be accessed from Home Page module by clicking on “Go Spin” button.

    Once you click on “Go Spin” button, you will see the Skill-Stir feature where you can use available Spins to get great offers on Skill Point purchases.

    Once you click on SPIN, you can either choose to purchase the offered Skill Point deal OR SPIN again for a different deal.

    Please note that if you choose to Skip purchase and SPIN again, the existing deal will be replaced.

    If you purchase the deal, you will receive a confirmation message for the purchase, Reward Points will be deducted and relevant Skill Points will be added to your account.

     

    Q: How do I get Spins?
    A:
    At the beginning of the Event, all Mafia Wars players will receive 60 Free Spins which can be used with Skill-Stir. All players who have subscribed to VIP Membership will receive 15 Extra Spins.

    You can buy more Spins using the “Buy Spins” button at the bottom-right corner of the Skill-Stir screen at any time during the feature is active.

     

    Q: Will the unused Spins be carried forward to next event?
    A:  
    No, all unused Spins will be lost as soon as the Event Timer expires.


    Q: I want to purchase multiples of the deal which I received. How can I do that?
    A:
    All Skill-Stir deals are one-time and you cannot purchase multiples of them. You can however Spin again and try your luck for similar or better deals.

    Q: I accidentally clicked on SPIN and a great deal has disappeared. Can I go back to the previous deal?
    A:
    Unfortunately, no. You can still Spin again and try your luck if you get a similar or better deal on Skill Points purchase.

    Q: If I close my browser or Skill-Stir feature, will the existing deal disappear?
    A: The existing deal will only disappear if the timer expires or if you click on "SPIN" button again. Closing the browser or Skill-Stir will not end the existing deal.

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  • Mobsters!

    Hope you've been enjoying playing South Africa. Now, you can collect Rands from the Shipyard property every 8 hours!

    Yes, the drop rate for job consumables in South Africa districts has been increased! So, make the most of this and keep playing Mafia Wars!

    Rands

    - The Mafia Wars Team

  • South_Africa


    Mobsters,

    Did you know you can earn up to 100 Skill Points per District by Mastering Jobs and Vaulting Collections in South Africa?

    Each job in a District of South Africa can be mastered up to Ruby Tier and gives you Skill Points. All the available Districts have 10 jobs.

    Bronze Tier: +1 Skill Point for each job (+ 10 Skill Points per District)
    Silver Tier: +1 Skill Points for each job (+10 Skill Points per District)
    Gold Tier: +2 Skill Points for each job (+20 Skill Points per District)
    Ruby Tier: +3 Skill Points for each job (+30 Skill Points per District)

    This adds up to a total of 70 Skill Points.

    In addition to the above 70 Skill Points, you can Vault Collections and earn:

    Rumble In The Docks Collection => Vault for 30 Energy
    Diamond Dust Collection => Vault for 30 Stamina
    Lethal Dose Collection =>Vault for 35 Health

    Please share your Feedback on the new location here:

    http://zynga.tm/mwsa

    In addition to the above, you will receive a Bronze Mastery item for completing first Tier in Each District.

    Stats of this item will be upgraded, as you progress towards higher Mastery Levels (Up to Ruby Mastery)

    District 1 – Cape Town 


     

    Bronze Mastery –Paso-Pop (254/195)
    Silver Mastery - Paso-Pop  (274/205)
    Gold Mastery - Paso-Pop  (304/215)
    Ruby Mastery - Paso-Pop  (324/225)

    District 2 – The Limpopo River

    Bronze Mastery – TIA (200/259)
    Silver Mastery – TIA (210/279)
    Gold Mastery – TIA (220/309)
    Ruby Mastery – TIA (230/334)

    District 3 – Bloemfontein

    Bronze Mastery – Dark Spring(264/210)
    Silver Mastery – Dark Spring (284/220)
    Gold Mastery – Dark Spring (314/230)
    Ruby Mastery – Dark Spring (339/240)

    -Mafia Wars Team

     

     

  • Get ready to expand your terrain and hold your competition captive in the much awaited expansion in Mafia Wars - South Africa!

    South Africa is Mafia War’s new location and it’s a whole new gaming and visual experience.

    Dust to Diamonds quest
    Map Interface Walkthrough
    Districts and the Bandits
    Bonus District
    Properties
    Rykdom Bank and Vault Code
    District Mastery Rewards
    South Africa Crew
    Collections
    Achievements


    Q: When will the new location be available?
    A:  
    Mafia Wars - South Africa will be available to all players at Level 25 and above starting August 8th 2013.

    Q: Do I get any Free Gifts when I start South Africa?
    A:
    Yes, we’re giving away 100 Rand (Currency of Mafia Wars - South Africa) to help you mine the depths of South Africa. Remember, Energy is precious and Rands are scarce.

    Q: Dust to Diamonds quest has disappeared - I have been working on it. When will I receive the rewards I am eligible for?
    A
    : Rewards for Dust to Diamonds Event will be credited to your inventory as soon as you enter the new location - South Africa.

    The rewards will be based on the tier of Mastery completed for Dust to Diamonds as shown below.

    In addition to the Mastery Rewards listed below, you will also receive 100 Rands as an incentive to start exploring South Africa.


    Q: I haven’t completed any level of Mastery in Dust to Diamonds quest. Will I still receive 100 Rand when I start playing South Africa?
    A
    : Yes, you will still receive 100 South Africa Rand.

    Q: How many new Districts are available in South Africa?
    A:
    Currently, there are 3 Districts available in South Africa:

    • District 1 – Cape Town
    • District 2 – Bloemfontein
    • District 3 – The Limpopo River

    All the districts can be completed by doing jobs which consume your energy.  There are 4 Tiers to be mastered for each of the Districts – Bronze, Silver, Gold and Ruby.

    Good news is that you won’t see any Bandits in South Africa!

    Q: How do I navigate through the new Map interface of South Africa?
    A
    : The interface of South Africa is significantly different from the other locations in Mafia Wars.

    It is a map based interface, using which you will be able to navigate through the available Districts, Bonus Districts, Jobs and Properties.

    Districts: Please click on available District icons to view jobs and properties.

    District Mastery progress is indicated above the District icon.

    Jobs: Once you enter a district, you will be able to see Job Icons, which will lead you to the Jobs in that district.

    For example, the first set of Jobs in Cape Town consists of 2 Jobs. The progress of these jobs is also indicated above the respective Job Icons as shown below:


     

    Properties:

    You can collect from your properties directly from the Map.

    You can also visit a District or the City Properties page to collect or Build from your properties:

     

    Q: How many Properties are currently available in South Africa?
    A:
    Currently, there are two properties available in South Africa – Shipyard and R&D Lab. Mastering the first job in Cape Town and Bloemfontein Districts will unlock them respectively.  

    Each Property gives you valuable resources to take the Savanna by storm:

    ·         Your Shipyard provides Rands.

    ·         Your R&D Lab allows you to craft Consumable Loot.

     

    Q: How does the Bonus District work?
    A:
    While doing jobs in South Africa, Bonus District will be unlocked, completing jobs in the Bonus District will give you special Loot and XP.

    You can Master the Jobs in Bonus District up to Ruby Level. However, there will be no separate Mastery Reward for these jobs.

    When unlocked, Bonus District can also be accessed through the South Africa Map:

     

     

    Q: Is there a way I can switch from the Map interface to the user interface similar to other locations in Mafia Wars?
    A:
    No, at the moment, you cannot change or switch the user interface.

    Q: How does the Rykdom Bank work in South Africa?
    A:
    The Rykdom Bank needs to be upgraded in order to deposit more Rands. It has 5 upgradable levels with a minimum capacity to store 1,000 Rands and a maximum capacity to store 1,000,000 Rands.

    The Rykdom Bank can be upgraded using a total of five parts out of which one part (Vault Code) can only be earned by mastering any South Africa District to any level. For Mastering a District to each level (Bronze, Silver, Gold or Ruby), you will receive one Vault code.

    The other 4 parts can be collected from Feeds or can be purchased using Reward Points. You can post a Feed for a specific Bank part every 24 hours and can receive a maximum of 4 parts per Feed Post.

    Below are the various levels and respective max capacities of Rykdom Bank:

     



    Q: What are the Mastery Rewards for South Africa Districts?
    A: 
    You will receive a Bronze Mastery item for completing first Tier in Each District.

    Stats of this item will be upgraded, as you progress towards higher Mastery Levels (Up to Ruby Mastery)

    District 1 – Cape Town 


     

    Bronze Mastery –Paso-Pop (254/195)
    Silver Mastery - Paso-Pop  (274/205)
    Gold Mastery - Paso-Pop  (304/215)
    Ruby Mastery - Paso-Pop  (324/225)

    District 2 – The Limpopo River

    Bronze Mastery – TIA (200/259)
    Silver Mastery – TIA (210/279)
    Gold Mastery – TIA (220/309)
    Ruby Mastery – TIA (230/334)

    District 3 – Bloemfontein

    Bronze Mastery – Dark Spring(264/210)
    Silver Mastery – Dark Spring (284/220)
    Gold Mastery – Dark Spring (314/230)
    Ruby Mastery – Dark Spring (339/240)


    THE SOUTH AFRICA CREW

    Q: What is the use of a Crew in South Africa?
    A: 
    Recruit your Mafia to earn special bonuses and to help you do jobs, fights, robbing, and collect from properties with more force. Each category has 2 separate roles that can be filled once every 8 hours.  The objective is to activate all 8 roles to earn bonuses and protection.

    All available Friends Remain in Queue until they are activated into Category Roles. All the Bonuses/Protection will be rewarded at time of activation of Crew. Your Friends must accept South Africa Crew requests to be added to open queue spots and once the crew request is accepted, both of you will become part of each other’s crew.

    Crew Roles:

    Jobs
    Strategist
    - Helps you get twice the Job Mastery for the next 20 jobs you do.
    Lockpick - Helps you get twice the loot for the next 20 jobs you do.

    Fighting
    Mercenary - Next 50 fights won’t cost any stamina thanks to your Mercenary.
    Marksman - Your Marksman doubles your Attack power for next 50 fights.

    Robbing
    Scout - Triples the rewards at the cost of double stamina for your first 3 robbing boards.
    Arsonist - Guaranteed success robbing your first 3 properties for your first 3 robbing boards.

    Properties
    Taskmaster - Collect twice the amount from all your South Africa properties with a taskmaster.
    Guardian - Protects you from being robbed in South Africa for the next 18 hours.

    COLLECTIONS

    Q: What are the different collections in South Africa?
    A: As of now, there are 3 different collections in South Africa:

    Rumble In The Docks Collection
    Diamond Dust Collection
    Lethal Dose Collection

    Q: How do I Vault a collection? What are the rewards?
    A: You can vault various collection items dropped in South Africa for exclusive bonus.
    To be able to Vault, you need to collect all of the items required to complete the collection. Once you have collected all the required items, click on the Vault Collection button to gain the associated bonus.



    Bonus for collections:

    Rumble In The Docks Collection => Vault for 30 Energy
    Diamond Dust Collection => Vault for 30 Stamina
    Lethal Dose Collection =>Vault for 35 Health

    Q: Can I Re-Vault the South Africa collections?

    A: No, you cannot re-vault the South Africa Collections.

    ACHIEVEMENTS

    Q: What are the different achievements in South Africa?
    A:
    There are 12 achievements in South Africa. You can view the status and progress of your achievements by clicking on Profile > Achievements



    1.       Rand And Rave! - Earned by having 1 million Rands in the bank

    2.       Crew Driver - Earned by acquiring a total of 200 Crew in South Africa

    3.       Tsotsi-Kill - Earned by winning 10000 Fights in South Africa

    4.       Chief Kontrakteur - Earned by fully upgrading one Property in South Africa

    5.       Vu-Vu-Zealous! Bronze - Earned by completing the Bronze level Mastery of Districts 1-3 in South Africa

    6.       Vu-Vu-Zealous! Silver - Earned by completing the Silver level Mastery of Districts 1-3 in South Africa

    7.       Vu-vu-Zealous! Gold - Earned by completing the Gold level Mastery of Districts 1-3 in South Africa

    8.       Vu-Vu-Zealous! Ruby - Earned by completing the Ruby level Mastery of Districts 1-3 in South Africa

    9.       Waka- Waka - Earned by Robbing 5000 times in South Africa

    10.   Dock-ter In The House - Earned by completing the Ruby level Mastery of District 1 in South Africa

    11.   Meenie Miner Mo - Earned by completing the Ruby level Mastery of District 2 in South Africa

    12.   Medisyne Man - Earned by completing the Ruby level Mastery of District 3 in South Africa

     

     

    -The Mafia Wars Team

  • Mobsters!

    We all know how excited you are about the New Destination, and have been waiting eagerly to hear more on this.

    The good news is that the New Destination in Mafia Wars will be Coming Soon! So, in the meantime, hold on to your horses and check out some of the awesome art work that will be released with this.

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    - The Mafia Wars Team

  • Mobsters,

    We are pleased to announce the winners of recent Family Icing Season. However, please note that this time around we are doing something extra special for our players!

    Yes, the TOP 5 winning families have been rewarded with the Croc Wrangler item with the 4th and 5th families getting  a Bronze Croc Wrangler

    Congratulations to all the winning Families!

    Ranks

    Family ID

    Family Name

    1

     8489    

     ṠĄÐÎṠṪ ṀãƒĬã

    2

     58    

     Mafia Wars Gods

    3

     5156

     Assassin-a-Nators

    4

     132

     nWo Wolfpac 4 Life

    5

     6411

     мęŧâмΘяŤթħōşíŞ

    6

     1274

     [RUS] Russian Mafia Group

    7

     1056

     AYLBTU

    8

     5198

     Old School Mafia

    9

     1039

     Hungarian's Arrows

    10

     3632

     Spockholm1

     

    - The Mafia Wars Team

     

  • Q: A New Location is available in the Travel menu. Why can’t I access it?
    A: We are currently working on a New Location in Mafia Wars. You will be able to access the New Location after it is released.

     

    Q: What is the Dust to Diamonds quest?
    A:  While you wait for the New Location to become available, you can complete the Dust to Diamonds special quest to win mastery rewards. 

    Dust to Diamonds has 2 Challenges:

    1. Randition Challenge: Collect Randition from your friends through Feed Posts, Jobs or Fights for a chance to win up to 500 New City Cash (Game currency for the New Location). Please note that New City Cash will be credited to your account after the New Location is available. 

    2. Collect Crew Challenge: Collect Head Hunter from your friends, Jobs and Fights for a chance to win Wild Beast (189/260)

     

    Q: How do I collect the items? What are the daily limits?
    A: You can collect Randition and Head Hunter items by having your Friends click on your Feed Posts. You will also receive these items when you help your friends by clicking on their Feed Posts.

    You can receive up to 80 Randitions per day through:

    Feed Posts – Up to 40 per Day (20 from your Feed Posts and 20 from clicking on your friends’ Feed Posts)
    - You will be able to post once every 8 hours 
    Jobs – Up to 20 per Day
    Fights – Up to 20 per Day

    Randition

    You can receive up to 80 Head Hunters per day through:

    Crew Requests– Up to 30 per Day 
    Jobs – Up to 25 per Day
    Fights – Up to 25 per Day

    Head Hunter

    Q: What are the Mastery Levels and Rewards?  
    A: Every time you collect an item, your progress will be counted towards the Mastery of the promotion up to Ruby Level.

    Various Mastery Levels and Rewards are listed below:

    Mastery

    Grand Reward

    Wild Beast

     

    Q: Will I receive a separate reward for each Mastery Tier? 
    A: No, you will receive a single reward item, depending on the achieved Mastery Level on the date of New Location launch.

     

    Q: When will the quest end? 
    A: The quest will end with the launch of New Location.  

     

    Q: When will I receive the rewards? 
    A: The rewards will be credited to your accounts soon after the New Location is released.

     

    -The Mafia Wars Team

  • Mobsters,

    We have good news for all our VIP Members! The longer you stay subscribed the better your benefits become.

    Now, instead of VIP members receiving +500/500 for reaching Silver, +500/500 for Gold, +1000/1000 for reaching Ruby, and +1000/1000 for Titanium, subscribers will now get +1,000/1000, +1500/15000, +2000/2000 and +2500/25000, for reaching the Silver, Gold, Ruby and Titanium levels

    VIP benefits

    - The Mafia Wars Team

  • Hi Mobsters!

    The Mafia Wars Caption Contest I is now officially open.

    Please visit our Forum here for more details on the prizes and guidelines!

      Contest 1

    -The Mafia Wars Team




  • Q: Why is Las Vegas closing?
    A: Change is in the air and there are new and exciting things coming for Mafia Wars.

    Part of the storyline involves the closing down of Las Vegas. ‘The long war between Jimmy Vegas and Victor Alves has turned violent; the latest reports claim that the prominent members of the mob families including Jimmy Vegas were found dead. A deadly virus seems to be the weapon of choice this time, if the bullets don’t kill you, the Virus will ’

    Q: When will this happen?
    A: Vegas will be closing on August 1st 2013 at 4:00 AM Pacific Time.

    Q: What exactly does the closing of Las Vegas mean?
    A: Las Vegas will no longer be accessible after 4:00 AM Pacific Time on August 1st 2013.  Although you will still be able to see in on the Travel menu, it will be grayed out and travel there will not be possible.

    Aside from travel to the city, this also means that you will not be able to collect from Las Vegas properties (My Casino) or access the city’s Bank (The Vault).

    In addition to this, you will not be able to vault any of the Las Vegas collections after the city has closed.

    Q: Is the closing of Las Vegas going to be permanent?
    A: Las Vegas will remain closed for the foreseeable future.

    Q: I got a pop-up with news about Lights Out Vegas. When will the Mission Event begin?
    A: The Lights Out Vegas Mission Event is scheduled to be released at 4:00 AM Pacific Time on July 18th 2013.

    Q: How much time do I have to complete the mission before Las Vegas closes?
    A: You will have 14 days from July 18th to finish the mission and to collect as much loot as possible before Las Vegas closes.  

    Q: What does the Mission Event entail?
    A: During the Mission Event, you will receive 5X mastery for finishing jobs in Las Vegas. In additional to the regular loot drops for the city you will also have the chance to loot a new and uncommon Armour bonus loot.

    Q: What is the bonus item that can be looted with this event?
    A: The additional bonus item Glitterati (99/193) will drop from Las Vegas fights and jobs.


     

    Q: Will there be a mastery item that is awarded if I complete the Mission Event: Lights Out Vegas?
    A: Yes, upon successful completion of the Mission Event, you will be rewarded with Wide West (255/180). You will also be awarded with another Wide West upon completing the 6th task in the mission.

    Q: What if I have finished Las Vegas already?
    A: You can still do jobs and complete the Mission event – Lights Out Vegas. Completing the Mission event will award you with Wide West (255/180) and doing more jobs will increase your chances to get the uncommon   loot – Glitterati.

    Q: What if I haven’t finished Las Vegas yet?
    A: If you haven’t finished Las Vegas yet, you will receive 5x Mastery on all un-mastered jobs. All the districts will be unlocked for you to do jobs and doing more jobs will also increase your chances to get the uncommon loot – Glitterati.  

    If you haven't vaulted the Las Vegas collections yet, you can do so while Las Vegas is still available.

    Q: What will happen to my progress in Las Vegas, if I do not finish in time?
    A: All progress made by you will be saved, but you will not be able to access the city after 4:00 AM Pacific Time on August 1st 2013.

     

    -The Mafia Wars Team