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A No Holds Barred Approach.


MW Live 3 aired today and had a very nice turn out to watch them. They even threw in a opening song where they bounced around called Ice Ice Baby !!! Nate with the shades and Crazy Dragon with the hair. They are getting better at these video shows but they still have a hard time with then answers. You can watch the show by clicking HERE if you missed it. The Next show is June 15th 

But the BIG Announcement is this


The new fight system will be released tonight in BETA so slow roll out for everyone. NO JUMPING SCREENS !!! Alot Faster Now !!! Doesn’t reload fight page until done with target. New Graphics, boosts & new options.

Summary of what is new:

  • Fighting gets redesigned When you attack another player on the Fighting page of any destination, you’ll get a fight results screen that makes it easier to follow your progress in a fight and ice your opponents. The new screenview makes it easier to finish fights without needing to scroll up and down to find new opponents. * Icing separates the winners from the weak fighters. Ice players to become the strongest Mafia Wars player. Opponents get iced when their health dips below 20 points in a fight. Repeated attacks wear down your opponent’s health
  • Opponent’s health menu bar added This is the biggest addition to fighting. For the first time, you’ll be able to see a visual indication of how much damage you are doing and how close you are to icing your opponent.
  • New fight loot and bigger boosts Win fights to gain new items and use 2 new boosts to help you in your fights. You can send attack or defense boosts to friends that will be a percentage of your overall attack/defense points. For power fighters, this will be a huge boost. You can also choose to turn boosts on and off during a fight. Each boost can be used only once.

Shot of Absinthe boost

  • Get Revenge You work hard to ice an opponent, but sometimes your ice gets stolen by another player. Now you can get revenge when someone swipes your ice. Attack that player and get your ice back!
  • Kills now equal 2 Ices / Get rewarded for killing your opponent with 2 ices. Now killing someone is twice as nice.

So watch for the new roll out tonight.  Like I said it has some REALLY nice new features and dont be surprised to changes as we go forward as remember this is still gonna be in BETA form so any bugs can be worked out. Hope you like it. 


June 1, 2011 - Posted by | Blogs


  1. I am confused – I keep getting my ices stolen, but I see no instructions on how I could steal someone else’s ices? How is this ice stealing thing happen?

    Comment by CLR | July 3, 2011 | Reply

  2. I hate the “ice stolen” thing its crap, why should anyone else be able to steal your kill seriously, some of the other things are ok, I like the new look and feel, but let me keep my ices, please …

    Comment by Ian Michael Palmer | June 24, 2011 | Reply

  3. […] If you haven’t seen what the new fighting looks like you can read all about the new fighting revamp here.  […]

    Pingback by New High End Fighting Loot Is Out !!! « The Facebook & Zynga Blog | June 7, 2011 | Reply

  4. Tha graphical health bar is excellent – now just to make it relevant to the fight you are in at the time & everyone’s a winnner …. that would be good , if it worked realtime… with no messing about waiting for results long after the event.

    Comment by Peter Thompson | June 7, 2011 | Reply

  5. Tha graphical health bar is excellent – now just to make it relevant to the fight you are in & everyone’s a winnner 🙂

    Comment by Peter Thompson | June 7, 2011 | Reply

  6. i think its good but slow when you’ve had a fight we have to close then wait then click next on fight list wouldn’t it be a lot quicker if instead of [close] it was [next fighter]and then if not suited target the option to click next on the list could help with the fighting in slow motion feeling oh dont like my ice being nicked either like the health bar feature

    Comment by vicky smith | June 4, 2011 | Reply

  7. Zynga, once again, blows. You’re spoiling the game and making it a socialable game for the none clan members. However it is the clan members that pay to play this game, and you’re gonna kill off clan fighting with this stupid concept. Way to go zynga (dull) you suck

    Comment by Kat | June 4, 2011 | Reply

  8. Here’s something for you to think about zynga. Your bread and butter comes from the gold platinum and diamond players. YOUR FIGHTERS. And here you are changing our playing field for the worst. Your clans and hard core lone players aren’t gonna spend the money if we can’t post our ices and this timer deal has got to go….Wise up. Your revenue depends on us.

    Comment by Shae | June 2, 2011 | Reply

  9. Bigгest problem was freezing screen when playing ping-pong with someone.. This problem is still here.. and Z added few more problems 🙂

    Comment by A. Milanov | June 2, 2011 | Reply

  10. You have got to be kidding me right?

    You give us the option to disable the amount of Popups you give us, THEN you give us POPUP FIGHTING???


    It is so slow. Click Attack wait for window to Popup. click attack again and wait to see if you get the ice or if it was stolen.

    IF its stolen you can attack that person (I like this). HOWEVER, if you friends with the person who stole it, you can attack them without removing them from mafia? It happened to me.

    Also lost when attack and equipment was GREEN, shouldnt that mean I would have won in old system?


    Comment by Josephine | June 2, 2011 | Reply

  11. Got it rolled out last night

    Good Points:
    -You can see how much health left to ice
    -Can toggle to use boosts or not

    Bad Points:
    -More pop-ups
    -Can’t see item used..it only shows top items…which who cares about the top ones
    -Have to fight slower so pictures can keep up
    -Loot drops show up in pictures so unless you know what each are…no way of telling
    -More pop-ups
    -Multiple ways to close pop-up…X at the corner or “run away” link (unnecessary)
    -More pop-ups
    -Names are cut off

    Comment by Headsup Urass | June 2, 2011 | Reply

  12. Gee , zynga…I see you are already pissing off the loyal players w/ this new fighting system complete with new annoying pop-ups you rolled out. Nice going ! You successfully ruined what used to be a fun game….I got a pop up for ya.

    Comment by Shae | June 2, 2011 | Reply

  13. this new fighting screen really suks i dont like it at all keep the fighting the way it is and dont add new shit like the Inventory they never do something right

    Comment by Ba | June 2, 2011 | Reply

  14. This fighting style sucks…You can’t see if you’re winning or losing until you get ANOTHER crappy, annoying popup….Zynga….you got it wrong again!

    Comment by TimEBass | June 2, 2011 | Reply

  15. OMG, awesome, loots drop sucks now in Brazil, did get 5 per 5 stam, no just 1 per 5 stam. Way to go, no reason to fight and waste that much stam. So damn tired of ruining this game. I have been here from day one of Mafia Wars, I along like many others are about to call our money a loss and sell them for what we can and leave this crap

    Comment by yousuck | June 2, 2011 | Reply

    • Yep, no reason to fight in Brazil right now. Drops AND victory coins return at 20%. Morons.

      Comment by Michael Balk | June 2, 2011 | Reply

  16. I love the concept but not being able to post my ices except for every 8 hours has really ruined the game for me since I am a clan fighter. 😦

    Comment by Brooke Babey | June 2, 2011 | Reply

    • They are changing the timers from 8 hours to no timer in the morning

      Comment by johnsweeney09 | June 2, 2011 | Reply

      • YAY!!!! 🙂

        Comment by Brooke Babey | June 2, 2011 | Reply

  17. NO!!!!!!!!!!!!
    The new system is too much!
    Like the health thing but keep the old ways true.
    no new windows!!!!!!!!!

    Comment by David Cunningham | June 1, 2011 | Reply

  18. packed in pirates , the fighting was boring..why you keep spoiling the fun zyngons

    Comment by badmaz@hotmail.com | June 1, 2011 | Reply

  19. looks like more rotton popups..bye bye zynga, i think you have zyn’d yourself!

    Comment by badmaz@hotmail.com | June 1, 2011 | Reply

  20. Another stupid idea from zynga. They rolled this same idea out in their Pirate game and it basically killed the game. Why does your opponent need to know how long it will take to bring you down? Please dump this idea or I am afraid it will have the same effect on MW.

    Comment by raul | June 1, 2011 | Reply

  21. Love it!!!!Great concept:)
    But like anything, The more components and extras you have the more things there are to go wrong. stop the problems we have before you go rolling out more complications that wont get fixed until we get so use to them we forget them!!!

    Comment by paul | June 1, 2011 | Reply

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