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>*** THE SHOW IS UP *** With MW Loot Lady, Mark Ertel & Iain from SNOUTS

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*** The Show Is Up *** We let you know about our trip to Zyngaville with Jennifer The MW Loot Lady & Mark Ertel & what the PAC ( Players Advisory Committee ) is all about and how it can help you as a player plus we Had Iain Davis of Snouts on. We also went over the new Facebook pages and some concerns there plus new privacy changes. http://www.blogtalkradio.com/thefacebookzyngapodcast/2011/02/28/the-facebook-zynga-podcast 


Here is the link to our Fan Page http://www.facebook.com/TheFBZyngaPodcast

We also have a great event coming Saint Paddy’s Day Weekend it is a Mafia Wars Meet & Greet in Florida Just RSVPhere. http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=178449838854545

We now have all sorts of gear available for you to get of your favorite podcast. T-Shirts / Hats / Mugs / Mousepads just go to our online store and purchase what you want to get. Check it out we hope you like it.http://www.cafepress.com/FBZPodcast

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February 28, 2011 Posted by | Blogs | 1 Comment

>LOOT SELLERS & CHEATERS BEWARE !!! THE DARK KNIGHT WILL CATCH YOU !!!

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Well I have to tell you I found alot out about how things work at Zynga. The big thing is from Zynga Security and what they do know and what they dont know. 


Over the weekend I attended the PAC conference at the Zynga Headquarters along with numerous others in the game. They gave us a real picture of how things work & the procedures of how things get done. One of the most interesting parts was when the Director of Security Operations, The Dark Knight, came in to talk to us.


Lets just say it was illuminating to say the least. If you think you are getting over on Zynga, think again. They know exactly whats going on, they know who the loot sellers are, they know who the people are who are exploiting the game and if you are one of them you should be very worried. They will get you and have gotten plenty of them and more will be brought down in the future. 


Let me give you a couple of examples : 


1. There was someone from jolly olde England, Ashley Mitchell, 29, who stole over $12 million in Zynga Poker chips and was selling them on the black market. He got caught and is now in jail and being prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.


2. There was someone who was recently caught running over 10,000 loot accounts with a staff of 100 people working for him. Well all those account were closed and he will never be able to get another one again or a Facebook account either. What will happen legally to them has not been released yet but you can bet it will be serious. 


You may ask what about the trading of loot for Game Cards ? Dont do it !!! What about those who do it for donations ? Think again. This is still cheating in the eyes of Zynga. 


Now comes the big question you are all going to ask what about Brawler, Linkanator switch, etc… Well while Zynga doesn’t approve of these they are also not going out of their way to go after those of us who use them as long as we dont abuse them and run then 24 /7.  But remember they dont approve of them so use them at you own risk but from what I got and others did was as long as these bookmarklets aren’t abused then we are pretty much safe. But things can change in the future, you never know. 


So what about these pop ups saying they are checking our accounts.Well they really are checking them and something has flagged them and it was not a computer that put the so called Soft Ban on it. Real people do it. Now just so you know it could be something simple they saw that met their criteria for them to look at the account. 


They will review it and determine what it is and for the most part if you did nothing wrong you will be back playing fairly quickly. It does take some time so be patient, they are actually being looked at by humans, not computers. And they will be very fair with you but the pop up will stay until they clear the account. 


The bottom-line here is that The Zynga Security Team knows who the cheaters are and will get them but like any good legal team they have to confirm all the evidence before acting. They will not ban you unless 100% sure and from what I have seen they do a very thorough job & are very fair. 


So to all those who think they can get over on Zynga, whatever game it may be, Think again. The Dark Knight and his expert team are on the job and will get you.   

February 28, 2011 Posted by | Blogs | 16 Comments

>The Players Advisory Committee Revealed On Monday’s Show

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Monday at 6 PM EST The Facebook & Zynga Podcast is Back LIVE and we are going to let you know about our trip to Zynga & what the PAC ( Players Advisory Committee ) is all about and how it can help you as a player plus we go over the new Facebook pages and how the engineers never listened to our concerns during a LIVE meeting on Livestream. http://www.blogtalkradio.com/thefacebookzyngapodcast/2011/02/28/the-facebook-zynga-podcast


Here are a couple of pictures I thought you might like that we got from our tour of the Zynga headquarters.

Yes it is a secret what the inside looks like but more will be leaked out in the coming days go.




February 28, 2011 Posted by | Blogs | Leave a comment

>Global Mission In Mafia Wars: Crisis In Cuba

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Well it look like we are going to have a mission called “Crisis In Cuba”. Collect a loot item Prop 4 Plane 65 Attack / 55 Defense from doing jobs in Cuba & fighting in Cuba. Plus if you haven’t finished Cuba by now guess what it is 5X Mastery. Plus you will get 10% more cash for completing all the tasks in alloted time frame. 


Also the new mission will drop a mastery item that is very nice called “Embargo Net” 71 Attack / 138 Defense. The new Mission will last a little more than 6 days & you will need alot of Politico Corruptos to finish the mission but you can ask your friends for them. You must be at least a Level 18 to play. 


Watch for more details in The Official Mafia Wars Blog 


February 24, 2011 Posted by | Blogs | Leave a comment

>MAFIA WARS HAVING ISSUES WITH COLLECTING GIFTS FOR SOME PLAYERS

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Thank You ADE from the MW Loot Lady Blog for use of the graphic

It seems alot of people are having issues collecting Mafia Wars Gifts both in the game and from the gift requests section on their Facebook home page.


This is a real headache for the players trying to collect their broken hearts in the Love Is Hard to Find Event, which was extended 2 extra days so people could redeem all the hearts they have left, & with the new event, Ancient Relics.


The customer service department is aware of this as well as the developers who fix the game. If you are currently having issues please contact the customer service department and PLEASE send them a screenshot so they see it and they will try to help you. 


To submit a customer service ticket please click HERE. And like I said please make sure you give them a screen shot of the error so they can get it fixed for you ASAP. You may even get lucky enough to receive some compensation for your troubles.

February 24, 2011 Posted by | Blogs | 3 Comments

>The New Show Is Up / Special Guest Rick Olsen of Zappa Tribute Band Bogus Pomp & The HubbTones

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*** The Show Is Up ***We went over the latest Mafia Wars news like the new gifting event Ancient Relics and upcoming events. We also had Rick Olsen of the Frank Zappa Tribute band “Bogus Pomp” & “The HubbTones” drop by to chat and of course the latest Facebook News. http://www.blogtalkradio.com/thefacebookzyngapodcast/2011/02/21/the-facebook-zynga-podcast

Here is the link to our Fan Page http://www.facebook.com/TheFBZyngaPodcast

We also have a great event coming Saint Paddy’s Day Weekend it is a Mafia Wars Meet & Greet in Florida Just RSVPhere. http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=178449838854545

We now have all sorts of gear available for you to get of your favorite podcast. T-Shirts / Hats / Mugs / Mousepads just go to our online store and purchase what you want to get. Check it out we hope you like it.http://www.cafepress.com/FBZPodcast

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February 21, 2011 Posted by | Blogs | Leave a comment

>The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Benefit

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The Mafia Wars Family [SIN] Strength In Numbers will be hosting a fund-raising event on Facebook and we would love to include your family—-can you pass this along or have them contact me at: http://www.facebook.com/ozzywings


Fighters, Please save the weekend of Feb 26 for a [SIN] sponsored benefit for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. We have a member, Stephen Kelly that will be doing a 100 mile bike ride with a 4,000 foot climb. We hope you can join us that weekend to support his efforts to raise funds to stop blood cancers from taking more lives. More details to follow on the weekend’s war.


Donations can be made through the society and Stephen’s team page at: http://pages.teamintraining.org/sf/solvang11/teamkelly

February 19, 2011 Posted by | Blogs | Leave a comment

>New Social Site To Play Your Current Mafia Wars & Farmville Games

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Hey are you looking to play Mafia Wars or Farmville in peace and still be able to chat with friends, create you own groups easlily, have a good forum, read blogs, news, watch videos and just do you own thing ?


Then check out my new social network called Our Social Site. It is FREE and you dont have the restrictions like on Facebook. 


While this may not be a replacement for Facebook it is a place to get away from the bull. You can use Facebook Connect to login to the site so you can play your current Mafia Wars account and Farmville account. But that is all you need Facebook for on this site.


It is still under construction but it is getting there. I will be adding more as the days go by. 


You can make your own MW family groups, or even just your real family groups. There is a wall, photos, a forum for your group, create events and message all your members in group just like Facebook only no pink boxes.


It is something different and easy to navigate. You can play in peace and get back to enjoying the games again. Check it out you might actually like it. http://our-social-site.socialgo.com/home.html

February 18, 2011 Posted by | Blogs | Leave a comment

>A Great Site To Memorialize Your Dearly Departed Loved Ones

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I dont usually toot the horns of things outside of Facebook but I think this is a great site especially being a Reverend &. it is very simple to use. 

If you have lost a loved one and want a way to alway remember them then please check out this site. You can make FREE memoriams for them, complete with pictures & Bio. An easy way to have you, family and friends always remember them. A very nice service I use it too. http://1000memories.com/

February 16, 2011 Posted by | Blogs | Leave a comment

>*** The Show Is Up *** On The 1st Official Mafia War Mock War / LOVE HURTS

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*** The Show Is Up ***  We went over the FIRST OFFICIAL MAFIA WARS MOCK WAR, we also talked about Love on the Web with Tammy Verhoeven of MWDD , we went over Facebook news including the New Message System & FB emails you will get. Plus we told you about a clan who gives MW’s a bad name with their racist comments, calling people child molesters, anti religious and just being down right childish and abusive to people. http://www.blogtalkradio.com/thefacebookzyngapodcast/2011/02/14/the-facebook-zynga-podcast


Here is the link to our Fan Page http://www.facebook.com/TheFBZyngaPodcast

We also have a great event coming Saint Paddy’s Day Weekend it is a Mafia Wars Meet & Greet in Florida Just RSVPhere. http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=178449838854545

We now have all sorts of gear available for you to get of your favorite podcast. T-Shirts / Hats / Mugs / Mousepads just go to our online store and purchase what you want to get. Check it out we hope you like it.http://www.cafepress.com/FBZPodcast

We are asking that you all please take the time from your busy scheduales to please Vote for our show. Yes I know the sign up to Vote takes a couple of minutes to do. We apologize for that but we dont run that site. 

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February 14, 2011 Posted by | Blogs | Leave a comment

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