Monday, July 18, 2011

Status - Level 522

Dear Friends, and fellow players of Mafia Wars on Facebook. Come join the fun on Mafia Wars. You can do so by clicking this link:

Today's status is that I have reached level 522. You could do the same, and today's tip of the day is to remember to use your skill points correctly. I have already covered this in previous blog posts.

Please read the previous articles and stay tuned for more information about playing Mafia Wars on Facebook.

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Love Graphics In Mafia Wars

You should pay attention to the creativity in the graphics when playing Mafia Wars on Facebook. It is rather fun to see because some of these things are rather dramatic in their formats. Try watching this one:

When you have watched Scarface (starring Al Pacino), you can truly just imagine that hot iron being used in much the same way as the mafiosis using the chain saw in that movie.

Just plain fun, of course, but Zynga deserves credit for being just that extra bit better than many similar Facebook games. You should try Mafia Wars. If you haven't started yet, read through this blog, and start building your own mafia. It's real fun. :-)

PS: I have reached level 517 - and you are welcome to join the gang any day...

Thursday, July 7, 2011

More Games on Facebook Worth Looking At

I got a question from a friend on Facebook asking whether there were other games I could recommend on Facebook where crime was the main theme, and the answer is: yes, there certainly are.

My personal favorites - besides, of course, Mafia Wars - are these:

I have created two HubPages about the Mob Wars game, and if you want to look at these you can find them right here:

  1. Mob Wars on Facebook

  2. Mob Wars for Experienced Users

Have fun, and stay tuned. :-)

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Status: Level 513

Today's status was a big jump. I had saved numerous articles that released some Reward Points, and you can do the same. Use your stockpiles to save lots of boosts, and suddenly you can cash in all that stash to get a tremendous boost in your level achievements.

Mafia Wars is about wise stewardship. Maintain a good source of steady income, perform jobs and move ahead with your mafia. Use your income to build a strong weaponry so you can perform robbings in New York, do fights in Las Vegas, and convert your income from Moscow (which was locked out a few months ago), so you continually get extra benefit from performing jobs in new areas.

The Difficult Aspect: New Areas
The difficult aspect for many is the arrival of new areas. What should you focus upon? Well, the answer is simple. Once you have achieved a good level in one city, built income in new areas (Italy,Brazil,Las Vegas), you can begin moving in with performing jobs.

Don't leave it to just earning money. Put money earned in the bank. The payment of 10% when depositing funds is cheap - especially compared with losing a lot more from robbings from other, and bigger, mafia groups.

Once you have a casino you begin attracting a lot of attention from other Mafia Wars players. They want to earn some quick cash - and the few who have achieved almost world star status are harrassing more serious players by showing muscles.

At the end of the week I will tell you more about a Mafia Wars Cheat Guide you should stay away from. It's a worthless document - but stay tuned for my review of that guide so you can spend that 27$ on something far better. Might even be flowers for your wife when you enjoy the fun of Mafia Wars during long nights. :-)

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Status: Level 510 in Mafia Wars

Today's status: I am at the end of level 510 in Mafia Wars. One war won with lots of helpful people joining the fun - and earning a bonus reward in Mafia Wars.

Come join the fun in Mafia Wars. :-)

Monday, July 4, 2011

Status: Level 509

Today's status: I am now at the end of level 509, and you may join my Mafia and you are more than welcome to make comments.

Have fun - play Mafia Wars. :-)

Today: Collecting, Jobs Done & Promotion

Today, the theme on the subject of the Mafia Wars game is collecting money from your investments, getting jobs done and how to proceed when facing promotion. Consider these short articles as reference points for doubts about the game - and feel free to use the archive for a complete overview of the game as I continue to add content about the Mafia Wars game.

Collecting Returns on Your Investment
Collecting is something that happens on an hourly basis in Mafia Wars. In New York $195 million per hour is being accumulated. In Moscow, it's 2,8 million rubles. The only problem with Moscow is that it has been locked out, along with Cuba. The only way to get your accumulated funds out of Moscow is to convert from your casino in Las Vegas. A slow process, but rather welcome when you need money for that new city in Mafia Wars.

An Overview of Finances - at Level 507
You can see the total figures just below. I am currently at level 507, and growing. Currently established with 136 Mafia Wars member players, and weapons for all, and then some... :-)

Getting Jobs Done
Getting jobs done is an important aspect in earning skill points to increase your skills and abilities in Mafia Wars. Getting jobs done increases your income potential as you move past smaller jobs and get into the fun parts with lots of money and experience points involved.

Facing Promotion - Decision Time for You
Now is the time to go back to the first article on this blog because promotion is the time when you can divide skill points between Attack, Defence, Health, Energy and Stamina.

Now you are better equipped - and remember: your feedback is welcome. :-)

Sunday, July 3, 2011

Welcome to Mafia Wars

Mafia Wars is a game enjoyed by over 17 million people on Facebook - and whether you are a newbie or an expert, you will no doubt benefit from this blog. I will try to give you some shortcuts that can help you enjoy the game further. Don't expect cheat sheets such as cheat codes we all enjoyed in Wolfenstein 3D on our PC... :-)

On the other hand you CAN benefit greatly from listening to others, and therefore I will offer you a strategy that helps you build a strong mafia with lots of beneficial mafia wars members that can give you hours of fun in this world of virtual crime. Mafia Wars will be one of your favorite games once you get to know this game.

I will be honest with you. Originally, I preferred Mob Wars, equally a game on Facebook. But once I had come through all challenges there were limits to Mob Wars that caused me to invest more time (and fun) in the game of Mafia Wars. [My hubpage entitled "Mob Wars for Experienced Users" can tell you more about advanced strategies for Mob Wars, if you want background information.]

Basic Principles
As you complete each level you are offered a number of skill points. These can be divided into the following areas:

  • Attack

  • Defence

  • Health

  • Energy

  • Stamina

Getting your priorities right will be important in determining how to spend your skill points. Completing a level is one way to get skill points. Finishing a job to a full 100% will also earn you skill points.

Attack Skills
Attack points should not be your main focus - unless you plan to live dangerously when you are a newbie. Get a substantial mafia (70+ members) before focusing on attack skills. Since you will need to have AT LEAST one weapon per mafia member, you will similarly be quite dependent upon economy to get the money necessary to create a good combat team before focusing on attacking other Mafia Wars mafia bosses.

Defence Skills
On the other hand, you WILL need defence skills to handle attacks from other Mafia Wars players. Getting defence skills will improve your combat situation when others decide to attack you.

Health Points
Having a good level of health is similarly important when you are indeed attacked. If your health is low, you run the risk of being killed - which will cost you experience points, and thus cause you to wait longer before reaching the next level.

Energy Skills
Energy skills will be important to finish jobs to finish and complete levels and jobs. Energy should be spent before you make use of the gift of Energy Packs. An energy pack will cause you to get 25% on top of a full energy refill. Spending an energy pack before you have depleted your entire energy will cause you to lose a lot of energy - just as spending an energy pack would be foolish if you are close to reaching a new level. You will already get a full energy refill by completing a level, so spending an energy pack in that situation would be somewhat foolish...

Furthermore, please be aware that you can only have a stock of five unused energy packs, so keep energy packs for when you REALLY need them. Sending energy packs to others (which is free) augments chances of you getting one back, so being generous can greatly benefit yourself. Important strategy to consider when you want to have a steady source of energy packs for future missions.

Stamina Skills
Stamina won't be all that necessary´in the beginning. Building a good sized mafia will be more important than starting to build a lot of stamina for fighting others in attacks. Furthermore, robbing other Mafia Wars players will be difficult until you have a proper sized mafia with the right equipment to handle the assignment you choose.

Stay Tuned
Stay tuned for more information about the Mafia Wars game on Facebook. I look forward to sharing lots of information, screen dumps etc with all of you, and welcome your active participation - either by joining my Mafia or by making comments on this blog.

You are welcome to join my Mafia by clicking right here: