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Major Nerf On Power Packs WTF !!!

Ok I had just got done saying how I thought Zynga did a great thing with the power packs on my show and now they go and NERF them Completely. WTF !!! 

The Power packs were great 125% stamina every 8 hours & tied to hospital to give you a Heath boost of 200%. Very nice they worked fine it was stable no problems and they had to do was roll it out to the other 50% of the people who didnt have it. BUT NOOOO !!!! They had to change them to basically make them worthless for the players. 

They have turned it into phases and now say they are testing them to see what is best. Zynga you wouldn’t know what was best for the players if it came and bit you in the ass. Sorry I am really getting pissed at them know. 

If you felt a change had to be made fine you could of done it real friggin’ simple.  Make the Power Packs 100% stamina refills every 8 hours and I think the players could of lived with that but to do this mess all your doing is pissing us off and yes your numbers will probably drop because you longer ask us what we want you basically ignore PAC ( not like you really ever listened anyway) if you did listen to us your numbers wouldnt be so bad.

Hell they have to be real bad right know because your partner in crime Facebook hasn’t even reported them for days now.  I say the Daily Active Users for the Game dropped below 1 million and you and Facebook dont want potential investors to see them and how bad you are doing across the board. Anyway 

Here read this piece of confusing work they just put out on the Mafia Wars Blog and you tell me what you think. 

Power Pack Experiment Enters Phase 2

Power Packs
We are now entering Phase 2 of the Power Pack experiment! Power Packs can be considered an upgraded Stamina Pack, so we’re excited to figure out the proper balance for this powerful feature.

The entire player population has been assigned new roles in the experiment, which means you may no longer have Power Packs if you did in Phase 1. In Phase 2, if you do have Power Packs, you could have one of two variations:

A) Power Packs that provide a 50% stamina refill every 8 hours.

B) Power Packs that provide a 100% stamina refill every 16 hours.

In both test groups a Power Pack will continue to provide a 200% health refill every 10 minutes if one chooses to use them to restore their health. Also, any remaining unused Stamina Packs will now reward a mystery bag when redeemed.

Entering Phase 2 means we are getting closer to determining the proper balance and releasing some form of Power Packs to everyone. We appreciate your patience. The feature can be discussed in this forum thread.


August 23, 2011 - Posted by | Blogs


  1. I had them and they nerfed. Customer Service called me a liar and said I never had them at all. Great Job, Zyng-duh. lol

    Comment by Dissolutioned in the Pac | August 23, 2011 | Reply

  2. Don’t complain too much, I don’t even get Power Packs at all, instead when I click on them I’m given a Blue Mystery Bag. At least you’re getting stamina and health out of them.

    Comment by Disillusioned MW Player | August 23, 2011 | Reply

  3. what is the big deal with the stamina refill …… they think its gold or something … just dont see why they make things so hard … i really do see why there are no new players wanting to play the game … way to much stuff to remember and there is no way to keep up with it plus as soon as you do figure out what to do and plan out how you will play the game they CHANGE it …. im close to being done with the hole thing .. platinum player 204

    Comment by albert | August 23, 2011 | Reply

    • I agree with you Albert..It used to be a very simple game to play..and it was fun..but it’s like everything else,,it as to do with money..by making it a fight club..people are spending money on Attack and Defence they keep moving from an energy game to a fighting game and back again..makes us spend and I don’t believe it’s about to change,,and I agree it seems that am still at the bottom of the food chain..we have mocks wars in our clan..and it seems that am always at the bottom..no new comers..and many leaves the game.

      Comment by Aaron A. Adams | August 23, 2011 | Reply

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