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>Coming Tonight On Mafia Wars : Social Missions!!

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Hey Mafia Fans,

Starting Tonight, Social Missions will be active in Mafia Wars. The ability to initiate Social Missions will be out for a percentage of Users at first, but all will be able to help in any of the assigned roles until it is rolled out for everyone. Also, even those unable to initiate Social Missions will also see the new “Missions” Tab. No need to worry, all is well.

To help aid you, and your Mafia in these Social Missions, please check out the following Questions and Answers:

Q: How do Social Missions trigger?
A: These can randomly trigger while doing regular jobs

Q: How do Social Missions work?
A: There are two roles – Initiator and Helper.
1) Once a Social Mission triggers, as an Initiator, you can post a feed requesting help, or send specific requests for help from your Mafia. Only your Mafia can help.
2) There are various Helper positions that need to be filled, and each may have different requirements that are geared for different types of players.
3) A Social Mission timer will start. Your mission must be finished within this time to collect its reward.
4) In order to complete your mission, each of the Helpers must complete their assigned job.
-Helpers will receive a combination of experience points, cash, or Loyalty points for completing a job.
5) If you have a slower than desired Helper, you can remove them to have another Mafia member fill that slot.
6) Once all jobs are complete, the Initiator has to ‘finish’ the mission for it to be a success.
-Initiators will receive a combination of experience points, cash, or special loot for a successful mission.
-Helpers will receive a combination of loot, consumables, or loyalty points for a successful mission.
-These rewards must be collected promptly, or they will expire.

Q: How many Social Missions can I initiate?
A: Up to 10

Q: How many Social Missions can I help in?
A: Up to 10

Q: Can I help an Initiator on more than one of his/her Social Missions?
A: Yes

Q: What happens if the timer expires before the Social Mission is complete?
A: Nobody gets the reward for a completed mission. Everybody has to do their required role. All Helpers must complete their jobs. Then, the Initiator has to finish the mission.

New Missions will be added this week Also, other Social Content including Boss Fights, and other Events will be added in the future as well.

If you have any Issues, Comments, Feedback, etc, feel free to let us know about it in this thread http://forums.zynga.com/showthread.php?t=760644

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October 4, 2010 - Posted by | Blogs

43 Comments »

  1. >Zynga = Greed.

    Comment by Anonymous | February 24, 2011 | Reply

  2. >Zynga… Someone with some common sense…We play your game, We buy points..why do you choose to continue adding tripe to this platform and not to fix your BLOODY SOFTWARE…before you add something else… find the one guy or gal in the house that plays games… Put them in charge of development.

    Comment by Anonymous | October 10, 2010 | Reply

  3. >It's the money… Make a self rule, email at least one advertiser on a Zynga game every day and tell them that because they advertise on Zynga you refuse to buy their products ever.Maybe when the money gets low enough, they'll fire the idiots making the decisions and the programmers will get back to making game repairs and game decisions.

    Comment by Anonymous | October 8, 2010 | Reply

  4. >LMAO . OK. Can anyone at ZYNGA read? I believe we can sense a groundswell here. Knock, knock…Hellooooo?!

    Comment by Anonymous | October 6, 2010 | Reply

  5. >PLEASE!! As a long time player and one that has actually spent a few bucks on this game, enough is enough. I won't do these missions.. I can no longer manage to do all there is to do now. The game as it is now takes up too much time to get all the tasks done. It is becoming no longer a fun thing to do. Gifting is painfully slow and is unsuccessful most of the time. Whoever thought up this new "DECLARE WAR" thing needs to be taken outside and shot. I am sick of ALWAYS being out of health. I'm also growing very weary of having to pull up 4 or 5 "fight" screens to get one that is "lit up" with targets. Why are they always hundreds of levels above me?? I don't get it.Bottomline: The new stuff isn't needed. Fix what we have. I'll soon be out of this game if something isn't done. OBTY: I'm having a GREAT time playing Mobsters 2. Thank you.

    Comment by Anonymous | October 5, 2010 | Reply

  6. >yeah ya know they're "looking into and logging it" ;/

    Comment by Anonymous | October 5, 2010 | Reply

  7. >Failed to give reward. Please try again later.Don't even tough the missions nobody is getting anything. WARNING

    Comment by Anonymous | October 5, 2010 | Reply

  8. >I DID MY 10 MISSIONS LAST NIGHT AND NOW I CAN'T EVEN COLLECT THE ONES COMPLETED AND THE OTHERS SAY THAT I WAS REMOVED FROM THE MISSION ;/

    Comment by Anonymous | October 5, 2010 | Reply

  9. >"Estes" – means "Zynga tool" in EnglishThe stupid new feature doesn't even work right. One of my players helping needed a couple of hours to store up some stamina to complete it – no problem since we supposedly by the timer had over a day to complete it – but nooooooooooo. 3 hours later it told him I had removed him – NOT. I go look and the entire mission had been wiped out w/ no chance to start over as is what should have happened – TOMORROW. Screw this new feature.Zynga developers are incapable of finding their own ass with their hands even given a head start of them being in their back pockets in the first place.

    Comment by Anonymous | October 5, 2010 | Reply

  10. >Wow all this bitching for nothing. If this is not your cup of tea then dont play. Simple as that.

    Comment by Estes | October 5, 2010 | Reply

  11. >MW was the last of the zynga games to go for me…i've blocked all the other games as they run so poorly and to see all the complaints was maddening. Sunday I made the decision to say goodbye to zynga for all the stupid crap they have added and not fixed what was broke…coming from a town where mafia did rule makes me laugh over the zoo world animals…the animation is overwhelming and crashes now just for fun…get with the program zynga and pay attention to your players…Phyllis Garrett (The Lady)

    Comment by Phyllis | October 5, 2010 | Reply

  12. >I agree with many of you, I saw up here it took someone one year to get to lvl 600, it took me one and a halv year to get to lvl 461 and I play daily. Now Zynga whants to make money, it is all about the money, the few of them who love the game plays it and don't mind about the shit they get us. If you want to get them to hear you all, start a link on FB and one day no one plays MW..as many as posible, the more the better. I wanted to lose my accounts many …many—many times, but I just love it. I play what I like, I don't do all the shit they are making up. Peaca, and play safe

    Comment by Mishu Pishu | October 5, 2010 | Reply

  13. >good lord, why do you want to add something else? fix the problems that are going on now. I can't keep up.quit adding crap.every time I get something figured out you add something else.I have been playing for over 2 years and seem like I am going backwards.Vegas is fine. but you should have stopped there.I cant even do some of the new stuff you have added. no one can keep up.The worst part is getting attacked non stop. and im talking about 10 times in a 10 min. time frame,by the same people.I cant get my health fast enough.and whats up with the gifts? it takes forever to claim them.you took a great game and made it to hard for everyone to figure it out,lower level people just quit. and your every day people the ones that play every day like me are sick of it. you have to spend alot of money and alot of time to just play.Zynga we have jobs and bills. you are sitting on your asses collecting every cent you can.you cant get anywhere unless you get GF points. you money hungry bastards.do something for your players for a change. the more you add, the more people you lose.I am almost done with this shit.I would rather burn my eye lashes off then sit here for hours at a time doing more of your crazy shit on here.

    Comment by Anonymous | October 5, 2010 | Reply

  14. >someone declares war on me they can post for help but i can`t how is this fair ,has takewn me a year to get to level 600 i enter to assist one of my mafia in a boss fight after renewing my health only to have it totally depleted before i even get there being hit over and over again and again by people level 3000–6000 with names made up of symbols wasting twenty stamina in the process after a while people don`t bother anymore this game was much better before you amalgimated you need to level the playing field before you lose a lot of people due to frustration i used to play 4 of your other games but due to unfixed problems i no longer even visit these sites FIX THINGS PROPERLY or people won`t bother anymore

    Comment by Anonymous | October 5, 2010 | Reply

  15. >Hi, players! Yep, preferred it when it was more simple, with all gifting, missions, blabla it takes me hours to manage it all. Now I draw the line and just ignore this idiotic new mission thing and keep doing what I like to do….its just a game and I am not getting paid for it..:-))Its your time, life and decision…

    Comment by Anonymous | October 5, 2010 | Reply

  16. >I will stop pay for reward point

    Comment by Anonymous | October 5, 2010 | Reply

  17. >Really? I can see that there must b far more complaints about this game than compliments. It used to b fun to play. Now it is so confusing and way too busy. Why cant u just do one thing at a time .. and make sure it works right? Or are u doing all this messed up crap cuz u dont have anything new to roll out yet and u r just trying to keep people busy until u do? Either way.. u r running off a lot of people, and gearing it towards fighters just isnt fun for new people that want to play and have fun doinf it. Wake up.. before its too late for u all.

    Comment by Anonymous | October 5, 2010 | Reply

  18. >I really liked the game when it was more simpler without all of zynga's "bells and whistles". I have requested a few time that they fix my broken loot page. seems that they can't take care of it, but can roll out crap that we don't want and didn't ask for.

    Comment by Anonymous | October 5, 2010 | Reply

  19. >Please Enough is Enough.We work hard at improving our stats and out of the Blue we get this New War Feature which may I add, Now I am being attacked constantly and not even aware of it!!! Then we have the Gifting problem,my F5 key has become my best friend,please guys enough is enough…..

    Comment by Anonymous | October 5, 2010 | Reply

  20. >More crap. I cant get caught up with the crap that is active. GRR Zenga!!!! No wonder ppl are quitting Mafia Wars. How about solving that gift error "Something has gone wrong. This error has been logged and we're looking into it. Accept More Pending Gifts Play Mafia Wars" I have lost needed gifts on this crap. Ok, you know it is a problem but your players are out of their gifts!

    Comment by Anonymous | October 5, 2010 | Reply

  21. >OMG, give me a break, another added piece of crap that will only wreak more havoc. Every time there is an issue, it affects my account. Right now, I have no "win" button when a war is over, and daily, I'm losing between 100-200 PERSONAL a/d.Contacted z over two weeks ago….standard "The developer's are aware of this problem and are working on the issue". So why start another part when they can't "fix" all of the current problems? I've been playing this for over a year and a half, and it has become more tedious than pleasurable!! I've finished all jobs in all cities, just need to take the last two bosses down in Vegas, and then I am GONE!!

    Comment by Anonymous | October 5, 2010 | Reply

  22. >Virtually everyone above has said all that needs to be said … now, Zynga, you need to listen and then start taking some positive action.♠

    Comment by Anonymous | October 5, 2010 | Reply

  23. >You are all wasting your time – haven't you realized that either Zynga doesn't hire anyone who can read or they never read any of these comments. They won't listen unless their fawning morons at their conference in Las Vegas beats their developers into bloody pulp which won't happen because those attending are idiots incapable of independent, objective thought.

    Comment by Anonymous | October 5, 2010 | Reply

  24. >Nice, the best strategy to get good items is now "Hit the F5 key frequently and quickly".

    Comment by Anonymous | October 5, 2010 | Reply

  25. >oh no not more complication and flash rubbish to further lag up the game . so many of my freinds dont play any morei dont bother opening let alone sending gifts any more . i cant see myself playing this in a month or so . there wont be any one i know playing any more.

    Comment by Anonymous | October 5, 2010 | Reply

  26. >me likes good idea!

    Comment by chris hansen | October 5, 2010 | Reply

  27. >No need for me to comment. If the idiots that are running this game aren't listening then the game is going to crash. Biggest cluster I've seen in a long time!!

    Comment by Anonymous | October 5, 2010 | Reply

  28. >I find it very hard to believe that the original game developers are working on this game now because they are ruining a great game! I belong to a non-clan group with 1,000 members and I have quality members leaving every day now. It's just too much. I'm consistently having problems with the game and every time I contact support, I get one idiot after another telling me how to clear my cache and cookies. Where do they find these people? How many people have to tell them what's wrong with the game before they listen? This is just ridiculous. This mission crap might just be the end of it for me. I'm a very dedicated daily player too. I guess they don't want people like me playing their game.

    Comment by Anonymous | October 5, 2010 | Reply

  29. >Welp…guess I should dust off the Wii now. If Mafia Wars were to be a game on the PS3…there'd probably be about 24 buttons that you'd have to punch at the same time.

    Comment by Anonymous | October 5, 2010 | Reply

  30. >I just removed 491 mafia members as they quit playing the game for this reason, too much at once, let people finish the cities, shops, side jobs, upgrades, and other crap. And it is a money game anymore, if ya rich you can rule the game, if not ya are just an average player who gets stomped by the rich, i hope this game takes a big dump, as it is getting way out of hand, cannot even compete anymore fighting and i have put money in as well……..just stupid to add more crap most dont even understand or have fun with, now ya know why new players dont keep playing.

    Comment by Anonymous | October 5, 2010 | Reply

  31. >why dont you try fixing the game as it is right now b4 adding more stuff to it, there are so many people having issues (like me ) and just want to play the game we all love but with all the new things happening seems like it keeps messing things up more than making the game better the best thing you could do is sort out all the issues b4 adding more things to the game …

    Comment by Anonymous | October 5, 2010 | Reply

  32. >THEY DON'T GIVE A FUCK THAT THEY ARE RUINING THE GAME. THEY ARE ONLY CONCERNED WITH THE CASH ( MONEY HUNGRY BASTARDS !!! ) what do U think that whole Loyalty Emerald Program was about ??? I'm very competitive but U simply can't even come close to being 1one of the best unless ur investing shit-loads of money into the game !!! yes U can still play and enjoy the game but I agree they do way 2 much shit at 1once.

    Comment by Anonymous | October 5, 2010 | Reply

  33. >Zynga why don't you listen to your players. I'm about to go nuts!!! Stop it!! Nothing works good! What part of this complaining by everyone do you not understand?? You're taking a good game and ruining it. Maybe you should work on your management instead.

    Comment by Anonymous | October 5, 2010 | Reply

  34. >Fix the current problems with your game. It's not necessary for page reloads in Flash every time you do an action. Ridiculous! This game is too overloaded now for you to be adding more. Every time a new feature is added you break something else. Enough already!

    Comment by Anonymous | October 5, 2010 | Reply

  35. >come on zynga u guys r going to far with the adding of stuff to the game everything keeps messing up i sent u guys an email the other day about stuff like this an noo response guess ur everyday players opions dont matter were the ones u guys should b listening too not the fat cats u got sitting behind the desk comming up with stuff for the game thanks agiainfor making the game worse

    Comment by Anonymous | October 5, 2010 | Reply

  36. >OMFG THIS IS WHY THEH GAME IS SO SCREWD UP NOW U GUYS ARE ADDING 2 MUCH TO THE GAME AN NOT FIXING THE PROBLEMS U ALREADY OR EVEN GICING US ENUFF TIME TO FINISH WAT U ALREADY HAVE ON HERE GET IT 2GETHER ZYNGA

    Comment by Anonymous | October 5, 2010 | Reply

  37. >this game used to take me 5 mins to 15 mins to play/day – now it takes 45 mins/day or more – Keep it up soon the law of diminishing returns will click in and the spiral will start aka more and more people will stop playing ( 500 of my 2000+ mafia have already stopped – that's about 25% in 1 yr

    Comment by Anonymous | October 5, 2010 | Reply

  38. >get rid of that main page flash popup, its like if you didn't know where to get your gifts from. you really didn't need the gift sent to you. lol i mean christ almighty, the flash player can't deal with caching so much crap as it is. and not everybody wants to buy 8 gigs of ram either 😀

    Comment by Anonymous | October 4, 2010 | Reply

  39. >STOP THE INSANITY!!!!! YOU ARE KILLING THE GAME!!!!!!

    Comment by Anonymous | October 4, 2010 | Reply

  40. >can we just play the game? Too many people are quitting this game on me due to all the stuff they have to keep up with as well as all the pop ups. My flash player keeps crashing due to this game now. 😦

    Comment by Anonymous | October 4, 2010 | Reply

  41. >What a crock of dung…*sigh* Enough already!!!

    Comment by Anonymous | October 4, 2010 | Reply

  42. >All this crap is why people are leaving the game. Stop it! I am seriously considering leaving myself.

    Comment by Anonymous | October 4, 2010 | Reply

  43. >Oh God not more crap!!! You are overwhelming everybody,this game is way too busy as it is.Slow it down a bit PLEASE!!!!

    Comment by Anonymous | October 4, 2010 | Reply


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