Mafia Wars from a Player's Perspective

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Monday, May 7, 2012

Yo Zynga, fix the fighting, capish?

All things fighting in Mafia Wars are quite bizarre right at the moment.  Players are frequently getting a fightlist full of dead accounts, i.e., targets with Bronze 1 ice season badges and no family tag.  Sometimes they are alive and sometimes they are all iced.  A dead account I keep on my rivals for declaring war on has been coming to life in the past week with full health.  This account belongs to a real life friend of mine, and he has assured me he has not touched Mafia Wars in over 2 years.  It is very possible that zynga is resurrecting dead accounts in order to help populate the fight lists with more live targets, and like anything new, it is causing lots of bugs.

Many, if not all of us are also seeing an outrageous occurrence of players icing themselves or healing almost immediately after being attacked.  Very frustrating for ice fiends like myself.

 And the news feed is all kinds of messed up. The above pic is not a great example, its just the only one i could capture on the fly: I was attacked one time and won the fight, but took 469 damage and gained 69 xp - those numbers do not make sense no matter how you slice it. Other players ave reported taking tens of thousands of damage off only a few hits, or being snuffed multiple times in a row.  Also, we are seeing an enormous amount of "super capos", i am frequently capoing for people 40, 50 even 99 times.

Zynga is working on adding more gradients to the heal timers in order to work around people with enormous health and the aut-healers, so it is possible some of this may be related to that as well.  We all know that anytime Z messes with one thing, another 5 things go haywire.

AND if this IS the fix, then it really sucks big time and needs to go back to the drawing board. Cuz this is not very fun.

So, what is really going on Zynga? - {ℳ} ßrµ†µ§

UPDATE 5/8/2012: