Family Boss Fight 411 / Q & A
The NEW Epic Family Boss Fights are rolling out in Mafia Wars but it is for a limited number of people while it is being tested and wont be rolled out to everyone until the testing is done on it.
But for now if you don’t have it & those of you who do you can read all about it and what to expect as Zynga has issued the 411 on it and I have reprinted it here for you or you can click here to see it for yourself.
Family Boss Fight FAQ
Q: Is this a permanent feature to the game?
Q: What exactly is a Family Boss Fight?
Q: How long will we have to defeat the boss?
Q: What will happen if my Family is not able to defeat the Boss within the 7 day period.
Q: If my Family defeats the Boss during within the 7 day time frame we will be able to fight him again?
Q: Do I need to be in a Family in order to participate in this boss fight?
Q: How do I join or create a Family so that I can participate in this feature?
Q: Where will I find this boss fight within the game?
Q: How do I begin the boss fight?
Q: What do Bruiser, Arsonist, and Racketeer do?
A: Each character plays its own part in the boss fight, and it is important to remember that each role can ONLY cast on others.Bruiser: Grants you the ability to cast the double damage buff on someone who has requested help.
Arsonist: Can cast a buff that will reduce the Boss’s rage so that more damage can be done.
Racketeer: Resets your Fatigue so you reduce the cost of Stamina for your attacks.
Q: Which type is better?
A: Each part plays its role in defeating the Boss. The most important aspect is the coordinated effort of all roles in order to bring the boss down.Q: After I have selected a role am I able to change it?
A: No. When you select a role for the boss fight, this is what you will be until the boss has been defeated.Q: Are there consumables for this boss fight?
A: Yes. There are four different types of consumables that are available to help you with this boss fight. These four consumable will become available as soon as you have started a boss fight.
Q: What are the consumables for this boss fight, and where will I be able to get them?
Backstab drops from Jobs and will do between 80-110 in damage.
Q: Are there limits to the number of consumables that I can have?
Q: Will I be able to purchase consumables while fighting the boss?
Q: Can we use the consumables in specific combos to deliver an extra punch?
Q: How do I attack the boss?
Q: What is the difference between attacking the boss with consumables and attacking him with my stamina?
Q: What is the Fatigue meter, and how does it affect the boss fight?
Q: How can I reduce the Fatigue meter so that I can use the least amount of stamina possible?
Q: What is the Rage meter and how does the Arsonist affect it?
A: The Rage meter for the boss increases each time that you attack it using either the consumables or the attack button. The higher the Rage meter, the less damage that you are going to be able to do to the boss. You can also request help from your family by clicking the ‘?‘. Additionally, you also have the option of buying Arsonist buffs for 5 Reward points so that you can use them to reduce the Rage meter. As with the other buffs, Arsonist is applied each time that you attack, and will bring down the rage meter, therefore increasing the amount of damage that you can do to the boss.Q: Is the amount of damage the Bruiser does related to the Rage or Fatigue meters?
A: The Bruiser does double the amount of damage to the Boss, however, the higher the Rage meter is the less double damage that can be done. In order to take advantage of the double damage that can be dealt, work with your family to ensure the Rage meter is as low as possible. Like the other buffs, you can request Bruiser buffs from your family or you can purchase 5 at a time for 5 Reward points.Q: If I have chosen to be a Bruiser in this boss fight to do double damage, will I do double damage again if is use the Bruiser buff?
A: The way the roles work, a player who has chosen the role of a bruiser must cast their buff on you. Once they do, you will receive five charges, which means that your next five attacks (through stamina or combos) will do double damage. You cannot buff yourself with the double damage.
Q: What will happen if I request help and multiple members of my family seen me the buff that I have requested?
Q: How will I know if my family needs help?
Q: How many times can I can help my fellow players?
A: Each player will have 5 buff items of their chosen character, either Bruiser, Arsonist, or Racketeer. You can send these buff items to your fellow family members to help them on their side of the fight. These will regenerate every 30 minutes, and you can only send them to your family if you have them available.Q: How does the leaderboard work and are there any benefits to be at the top?
A: The leaderboard is based upon the amount of damage or activity that an individual family member contributes to the defeat of the boss. The higher you are on the leaderboard the better chance you have at getting a superior item.Q: What items are available as rewards for defeating the boss?
A: There are three tiers of items that are available for taking the boss down. The reward for defeating the Family Boss is awarded randomly, however, your chances of receiving a higher rated item will increase slightly by doing better on the leaderboard. It is very important to note that there is a minimum amount of participation that each family member must perform in order to be eligible for a reward item if the boss is defeated.
Q: Does this boss fight feature further my progression in the Family Progression?
Q: Is there any type of penalty for leaving the boss fight before he has been defeated?
Q: If someone is attacking me while I am engaged in the Boss fight, will that affect by battle with the boss in any way?
Q: How can I become most affective at dealing damage to the boss?