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Family Progression Info & New Red Tag Family List

Well as some of you know by now there is a new feature for the Family module called “Family Progression”. This is a new event Mafia Wars has been put out for players in the family module with the RED tag. So non family members will miss out on all the perks. But you can always ask to join a family already out there or start one of your own.

I do not have the event yet, so this shows PAC doesn’t get everything, LOL, but from what I hear from family members who do have it they like it. Which is very rare for anything Zynga puts out.

The biggest complaint is they seem to have is the timer, but it is actually working fine with very few bugs.  I have also heard and from what I can see is that you can just play your normal game and get things done. You get both individual Family rewards but also for working together Family Rewards.

I was also talking to some family leader’s in the Skype Room for Godfathers & Godmothers who were very nice and gave some great feedback on this event. They seem to like the event as you can play normally and it helps bring your family together to help get things done and be more active in the family. They feel the smaller families are at a disadvantage with this event especially if they are not active or have players who are unable to participate due to illness or real life issues as they will get things at a much slower rate than the larger established families but they feel they can get some of the perks available if they fully band together and work on it.

So overall the families think this is the perfect event for the family module and I tend to agree. They hope that this one sticks around for awhile and isn’t nerfed by Zynga, who has a habit of messing with things that are working fine and then they screw it up. So Zynga LEAVE IT ALONE !!! 

Now here is some information that Zynga has put out on the event in the Official Mafia Wars Blog. And some of the perks that the Mafia Wars Loot Lady was kind enough to put together.

Family Progression

Mobsters,

You devote a lot of time and energy to becoming the baddest mobster you can be, and now your efforts are about to pay double! With the introduction of Family Progression, many of the things you already do, including completing jobs, crafting items via your NYC properties, fighting, and helping your family members in various ways, will count towards your family’s shared experience as well!

Details About the Roll-out

We’re eager to give every family the chance to gather collective experience, but, as with all new features, we need to roll it out slowly to ensure stability. Fortunately, we’re starting with one of our highest starting percentages ever. 50% of families, chosen randomly, received the Family Progression feature last night, and we will be rolling it out to the rest as soon as we can. So, if your family doesn’t have Family Progression yet, it will very soon. We will be tweaking the feature based on player feedback, making a survey available once every family has received Family Progression.

What It Looks Like

When your family receives the Family Progression feature, you’ll notice a change to your home screen. A “Family” button will appear in the top right corner of the “Game Progress” section. Clicking on the button will change that section to display your family’s progress. Clicking the “Progress” button that replaces the “Family” button will return the section to displaying your personal game progress.

Home Screen - Family Button Home Screen - Family Progress

The 4 progress bars at the bottom show how much of the required experience your family has gained in its progression to the next level, which includes experience earned from completing jobs, ices resulting from fighting, crafting items via your NYC properties, and helping members of your family in the ways listed below. Your family levels up and receives the associated perk once you’ve collectively filled all 4 of the family experience bars.

Actions That Earn Helper Experience Points For Your Family

These details can be found on your Family page, so let’s take a look at that now:

Family Page With Family Progression

A family page with Family Progression includes the following new information: the same family experience progress bars as those on your home screen, the ability to see which family members are contributing the most in each of the four areas, some details about what game activities contribute to your family’s collective experience, and a tab devoted to the perks family members receive at each level of Family Progression:

Family Progression Perks

To see your personal contribution to your family’s progress, return to the home screen, where a family icon now appears in the Missions bar. Clicking it opens a window in which you can see how much you’re contributing each period, the maximum being 2,400 family experience points. The timer in the top right corner of this window lets you know when the current period ends and the next period begins. You have until then to maximize your contribution to your family’s collective experience. Fill any of the four personal progress bars and a “Collect” button will appear. Clicking the button rewards you and your family with the amount of experience indicated in the window. (This is in addition to the personal experience you already gained in the process of completing the tasks.) As with mastery events, you don’t get to collect unless and until you have filled the bar. Unlike mastery events, Family Progression does not disappear when the timer runs out. When the timer reaches zero for a given period, you and your family will have earned the experience you collected by clicking the “Collect” buttons that you triggered, the timer resets, the leaderboard on your family page resets, and a new opportunity to collect as much experience for your family as you can begins! It is challenging, but entirely possible, to earn the full 2,400 experience points for your family each period just by doing the things you normally do in the game!

Family Progression - Your Contribution

We’re excited to bring this new layer of experience and rewards to Mafia Wars, especially because they come from doing the things you already do! The fun part for you and everyone in your family, then, will be developing a strategy for how to work together to level up your family faster than it would happen naturally.

We hope you enjoy Family Progression,
~The Mafia Wars Team

So that’s all I can say on this so far when I actually get it i will be able to give you more information and insight on the event. Again Thank You All in the Skype Room for Godfather’s & Godmothers for your feedback. I am sure the players appreciate it.

Now I normally dont give out stuff done by a script here or on my show but a lot of you have been asking me for the newest list of RED Tag Families so here is the most up to date one out there.  And it has over 8000 families on it now. It was run by Mike Nestor so Thank You Mike for using all your spare time to get this done for everyone.  https://spreadsheets.google.com/spreadsheet/pub?hl=en_US&hl=en_US&key=0Arv2A-bDsrJddFl4Y1JvTXpTTVVxckJLVW9pdEdCNlE&output=html

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August 6, 2011 - Posted by | Blogs

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