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Saturday, October 20, 2012

2x Builds and Game Cards...Where are you???

I will never understand why Zynga loves to establish a clear and identifiable pattern  and then completely break from that pattern.  The pattern I refer to: the predictable appearance of a 2x build on the friday night of a major marketplace promotion (this one being pathetically called "Sports").  I accumulated thousands of reward points Thursday and Friday for the sole purpose of the highly anticipated 2x build....and surprise surprise, it never showed!

Here it is the weekend, I will be home all day today and likely tomorrow watching  football.....and I am sitting on all these reward points.  WHERE THE HELL IS THE 2X BUILD????  What freaking dipshit for brains morons are running this operation??? I mean, I know, I KNOW it is not a new revelation that Zynga is run by the stupidest scum that corporate America has to offer, but what the hell???  I mentioned in another article that you can't "rape the willing" (read it here)...well I am here and I am willing.

Another major problem I have is that the normal Zynga gamecards are vanishing off store shelves and being replaced by similar looking, but very very different Zynga Facebook Game Cards.

In the above picture, the card on the left is the normal Zynga game card. The card on the left offers 155 reward points during normal redemption, and 310 RPs during 50& off redemption.  That is the only card I want.

The card on the right looks deceptively similar, but offers VERY different compensation.  If you choose to value it at $25 you would receive the same amount of RPs you would by using your credit card in the game to buy RPs (via Facebook Credits). With no discount, the card on the right will get you only 106 RPs for $25, and 215 RPs at 50% off.

So it alarms me to see that all the stores in my area, Wal-Mart, Target, CVS, Rite-Aid, Game Stop, Best Buy - all of them, are switching to this card on the right. LAME.  It appears that the normal GCs will still be available online, but I do not have a credit card or bank account....last time I checked the computer does not accept cash.

And Zynga, could you make these cards look any more pathetic? I feel like a freakin sissy fruitcake buying this shit in the stores.  Maybe I should wear a pink tutu and tights and a tiara - that would seem like appropriate attire for buying these cards in public.  It's freakin' embarrassing.

Bottom line: Zynga, for the millionth time, QUIT CHANGING SHIT!!!  Could you at least be consistent???  Jerks. is a picture of a cute puppy lol :D Cheers killas.

{ℳ} ®2 Қetąmῗиe Қῗd ɤ

Stranger's Swag 10/20

Today's Stranger's Swag

Wheel-O-Dynamic, vehicle [102/167]
Collect 5!

Grease and Glory Gifting event 10/20

Grand Prize, Bigalow, vehicle [212/109]
This will be a lot like our last gifting event Men At Work
Let the gifting begin! Send out those Black-Handled Bruisers!

In 2 days and 18 hours we will be able to send out Cold Hard Pain and 3 days after that we will start sending out Gold Line.

For completing each level of mastery we will be rewarded these loot items:
Daddy-O's Shades, weapon [varies]
Daddy-O's Greasette, henchmen [varies]
Grease Monkey, vehicle [varies]

If this Gifting Event is like the past several have been, we will be able to complete this *three* times.

The Black-Handled Bruiser [+130 attack skill], Cold Hard Pain [+130 defense skill] and Gold Line [+150% chance of robbing] are also boosts once collected!

Friday, October 19, 2012

New Level Up Loot 10/19

We noticed some new Level Up loot rewards this week.

Bottas Gopher, animal [56/141]

Blade Of Glory, weapon [141/55]

Green Iguana, animal [136/52]

College Dean, henchmen [145/59]

Shady Ride, vehicle [57/144]

Taffy Swirl, vehicle [140/55]

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Sports Sale Event 10/18

Basketball Player, henchmen [various]
The Sports Sale Event is very much like the Spotlight Sale Event and the Edge of Triumph Sale Event 
This time we *do* have %50 off Reward Points!

Buy items to progress along the little bar and as we move up we collect a better Basketball Player

Do not forget to read the fine print, again. Offer Ends 23rd October at 11:59 pm PDT. Items selling for less than 5 RP, Treasure Chest and Skill Point Reallocation do not count towards the prize. (I am pretty sure they mean "items selling for 5RP or less" again and still, since that has not changed in several of these sales)

Zombie Outbreak Beg and Build Limited Time Event 10/18

Z-Day Virus

Recent similar events were the Repelled Poles and Ripped Rims 

How it works.
Okay it looks like they got very excited when trying to explain this, and then screwed it all up. I do not know how many parts you can get in one day. It could be 30 or 35 or 40 or 45 some other number.
30 per day from friends clicking your feed
another (or not another?) 10 per day by you clicking on your friends feed and
5 per day from jobs?
I think for now I will simply suggest hanging on to the parts as long as you can before you start building. We won't collect until the event is over anyway.

The Items: 
Zombie Responder, henchmen [various]
Zombified Wolf, animal [various]
As usual for this type of event/build, the higher we move up, the more parts we will need, and the more builds we do, the more parts. 

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

New Fight Loot Dropping 10/17

Sable Antelope, animal [149/63] (This one should look familiar to VIP players)

These new Fight Loot Items have very good numbers if you are *not* VIP

Fiend's Grip, weapon [149/62]

Tinkmobile, vehicle [62/148]

Motocross Suit, armor [61/148]

Level 18 War Loot 10/17

Level 18 War Loot 
Most of these items are zero help at all to anyone with the VIP loot going on.

The only items I see active for me now are the King's Legplates, Silver-Twins, Giant Emu and King's Helm. It looks like the Wing Man and the Western Australian Kangaroo will also be active for me, for awhile anyway.

Cyber Mystery Bags 10/17

I was able to collect 2 Cyberpunk, henchmen [175/129]

Much like earlier specialty Mystery Bags we get up to 20 of these per day so send them now before they disappear!

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

New Limited Edition Items 10/16

46 Reward Points
Hatch, vehicle [133/208] and a bonus +3 defense

Other Limited Edition Items: 35 Reward Points each
Crossbow Pistol, weapon [203/130]
Dental Hygienist, henchmen [130/202]
Bullet-Proof Knee Pads, armor [202/129]
San Joaquin Fox, animal [129/201]
Junk Trunk, vehicle [201/128]

More Limited Edition Items: 35 Reward Points each:
Silver Caltrop, weapon [128/200]
Sheep Shearer, henchmen [200/127]
Thickened Plot, armor [127/199]
Rock Squirrel, animal [199/126]

Monday, October 15, 2012

Slot Machine Shutdown (Lucky Stash) 10/15

Slot Machine Shutdown "event"?

The Official Mafia Wars Blog Post about the Slot Machine Shutdown states we will get 2 free spins per day from October 15 to October 21 versus the usual 1 free spin.  The blog then links us through to the Slot Machine Shutdown FAQ over on the Support pages. 

The Lead Spitta, weapon [146/96] is the Grand Prize for this "event". Not-so-hot a loot item for most fighters, but after they revamp the slots, maybe the loot will be better.  I guess we'll find out on October 21st.

Sunday, October 14, 2012

On The Double 2x Global Property Build 10/14

2x Global Property Builds in 20 minutes for ONE HOUR

Metal Mafia Returns 10/14

Metal Mafia Secret District Brazil only 8 days to complete!

If you want more skill points, get them in this secret district.

Since it is a repeat secret district, Zynga would appreciate another 20 Reward Points to play this

Collect Fire Extinguisher, Heavy Metal and Pyro Torch to get the skill point collections!

We'll need more 2x boosts and send out a bunch of Guitar Strings (we need these to do jobs and fight the boss) Beware of Bandits!

Defeat Jairo Moreira (boss fight)

Boss Fight Combos

Earlier post on Metal Mafia