August 7, 2009

Declare War; New Feature in Mafia Wars; Strategy Guide

A new feature was added in Mafia Wars today called "Declare War". Here's a picture (click to enlarge):



Yeah, I whited out names and pictures for privacy sake.

But anyway, so far it looks pretty cool. Basically you can "Declare War" once every 12 hours on your friends! When you see the portrait, you can click attack on them.

If you win the fight, you get a couple XP (not sure if you get any items yet) and they just "die". They do not take any damage and it does not cost any stamina, which is nice.

If you lose the fight, you wound the enemy and it still seems like you get a couple experience points. It seems that 2 woundings kill someone, regardless of the strengths of the attackers & defenders.

Thoughts:

Needs more rewards. I won a war of my own, got nothing, and I ended a friends war by killing the last person, got nothing. No EXP bonus for winning a war, just the 3 exp or so for attacking someone.

If you share Top Mafia with someone, it does not work out too well. I do not think the developers thought that one through; hopefully they come up with a work-around for that one.

Some people do not like the ideas of attacking their friends. I think it is great, it makes the game much more interactive. Honestly it is a lot more fun to me attacking a real life friend then it is attacking Joe Blow off the fight list or hit list for the 1932482th time in a row. I think these people will change their tune if the developers attach item rewards to war.
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42 comments:

  1. not yet can i see this in myspace.

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  2. Whenever i click declare war, nothing happens it just says thank you for trying the Declare War function. Does this mean i can't start a war?

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  3. developers confirmed it is in beta and only a couple people can actually declare war for now, but everyone can help out.

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  4. how much XP do i get if i start a war. it's difficult to start a war. no one's helping somebody right now because it's new. i wonder what my family and i will get?

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  5. Haha, I have Bob Dick in my top mafia too.

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  6. Wish they made it easier to find out if you have war declared on you... I saw that I lost a war, but have no clue who declared it on me...

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  7. i click on declare war but i can find the page pictured in this article... =( some help or advice please!

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  8. uggh when i declare war, nothing happens!!!!!

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  9. Thank you for trying out declare war. Soon everyone will be able to start their own war. BULLSHIT!!!

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  10. how to declare a war?
    can you teach how??

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  11. Hey, i came across a very strange thing today, when i fought a war. Everyone should have 1 attack in a particular war, right? Well, what happened to me, is that 1 person took out almost everyone (my top mafia and my opponents top mafia). How is that possible? To make things clearer, i posted a picture of it at MWpicture.blogspot.com

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  12. I think the point of this Declare War deal is that MW is trying to bring this back to being "just a game". By making it so that you can just attack friends and not costing health, stamina, etc., they have made it more friendly. I do agree that there needs to be loot drops or rewards for winning the war, what can we do about that? There are way too many people out there that are starting gang wars and doing things to make money on the game (against Zynga TOS, come on people, it is just a game. Go out and get some sunlight.

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  13. http://apps.facebook.com/inthemafia/status_invite.php?from=1042860718

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  14. I can understand why people like the declare war section BUT when a person with level 300 and up declare war on a low level. What is the fun in that?

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  15. Why the hell would I want to declare a war with my 'Friends'...........???
    It would have been much better if we had the option of declaring war with random people (like in fights) & the rewards would be Godfather Points & XP for winning & the loser would get snuffed & lose 6 XP (a la Fights.......).
    :-D

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  16. Facebook allowed the war post to go to my friend and friends of friends which I have blocked but it still happened (friends of friends can not see my post). Mob members of my top mafia that are not members of my mob joined in on the war. One guy took my side and then sent me a friend request. The only mutual friend was a person in my top mafia. So it’s not a war with just my friends and the friends of the person I declared war on???? Who is included??? Any info is welcomed.

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  17. I wish they would let us know when war has been declared - I have lost a couple, and I didn't even know I was on the war path... so that I could ask my Mafia for help...

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  18. I just don't get the concept of declaring war on "friends". I'll help out someone for experience, as long as I don't know the person they are attacking or their "top mafia" but I won't start my own war. I deleted and blocked the last person that declared war on me.

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  19. I agree - the declare war function is idiotic. The problem is that someone declares war on you after you've gone to bed at 3AM. At 9AM the war is over before you knew it started! If they have this feature than it should start when both "friends" agree to "start" the war. Anyone who declares war on me when I'm offline gets kicked out of my mafia and friends list...

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  20. Jesus guys, this function is only available on facebook. It isn't available on myspace for now.

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  21. I've helped out some of my gang members in wars, but never declared one myself. I agree with being baffled on why I'd want to declare war on a friend?? Isn't this supposed to be part of a *social* network?

    Instead of a declare war on friends function, I'd have preferred a function that offers options to cooperate and communicate to make the gang work better. For example, I have gang members in very different time zones (like Nigeria) and would like a way to know when they prefer to get Energy Boosts. Be nice if there was a way for members to record prefs beyond wishlists.

    Sorry, I know that's off topic. Forgive me for venting.

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  22. I completely agree with Nihal... Why would you want to declare war on your friends? It would be much more fun to take out OTHER Mafia's, NOT members of my OWN Mafia. Actually, one of my Mafia declared war on me in the early hours of the morning. It was bad enough that I had no idea, and could not defend myself, but then I was absolutely livid over the disloyalty. I ended up losing "16 wars" in the process---so my statistics look bad, AND I eliminated him from my Mafia and from my friend's list.

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  23. To me it's defeating the purpose of mafias, it should be us against them. And how can you just kill a gang member without reason or warning, and mess up someone's stats. That's not cool. I delete anyone in my mafia that declares war on me. Just plain disloyal.

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  24. I think wars are a win-win situation, my partner and I declare it on each other often and take turns winning and losing, whoever wins gets the item from the "godfather specials" that requires you to have a certain number of mafia to be allowed to buy. And I think whoever is in your top mafia gets it too, regardless of whether they helped or not. It's a great way to get special weapons with no harm done to anyone nor expenditure of energy or cash. At least this is how our version of MW works, I've been playing for 3 months daily and my partner around 1 year. Don't know if there's still no rewards for older versions. I do hate "rackets" though because my partner has properties instead and it's waaay easier to make money for him than it is for me.

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  25. What happens if you inadvertently declare war on a friend? I thought I was helping a friend and when the page came up to choose a target, I saw it was me against a friend. Is there any way to cancel the war option?

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  26. Exactly: the same thing happened to me, I declared war on a friend by mistake; they need a "call off war" option

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  27. suggestion when u win the war make sure u click on reward friends, this way u and the people in ur mafia get a free limited edition item

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  28. i think the purpose of declaring war was to award your friends at the end. there is no harm in losing. when someone declares war the victim is listed inside the box that is posted and because they are friends that means some other friends can come on and either aid or betray and they can rally help which will be posted on their wall and their friends come to help. Its viral and you can meet new people for mafia adds. I always gift anyone that aids in my wars and sometimes I gift the victim too. Btw, there is an achievement for 500 participations in wars, if no one declares, how are we supposed to achieve 500? And if youre worried about stats, well, get a life.

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  29. I think it is fun - you can test the speed of your mafia against the speed of your friend - both should probably agree - but I always tell my mafia family to go for it - hit me when I am reading my book or asleep - why should I care? Everyone who participates wins something - only the two warring factions don't seem to get anything and that could be changed I think - the winner should get something and the person who takes the last shot should get an extra bonus 3 exp or something. I think they are just a fun feature and not something to get upset about.

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  30. I even got a person who joined the 'I will never declare war on my friends' group to declare war on me, win and get an achievement - why would I be upset about that? I've asked people to war when I'm bored sometimes. People just need to chill a bit.

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  31. me too i have the same problem!
    someone has a beef with me and declared 5 wars against me! i wanna declare too! i used to be able to declare war but now
    but this shit dont work!! :@@@

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  32. Someone start a sneak attack war and won it, now that I want to pay them back Zynga MW dn allow me it allows me to attack everyone but them and I tried every hack trick I know do they only allow you to declare on people online?

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  33. omg so true..i was attacked -lost..and its not fair to have war waged against you unknowingly...i even said u could of told me..and yes i got pissed! and to top it off i cant pay in kind by declaring war on him..all the button does is takes me to my mafia..but wont let me pick him out..and no i assist in wars..i do not incite them..and here i backed him up as should be and he pays me like that? then has all his mafia after me..i got hit like 50 times..i will keep him on just till i can do a mafia payback!!

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  34. It would be nice to rename it so it doesn't seem so hostile. Also, why not give you an opt out or opt in option like, "Accept War Declarations" so if it bothers you to have war declared on you, you can avoid it. Plus they describe it as having a "beef" with someone in your mafia. Why if it's such a friendly thing is it so described & named? Personally I have lot's of fun with my friends & mafia & simply find this little feature to be not fun & not friendly.

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  35. y kick someone out of ur mafia for having fun declaring war...its not like much happens anyway besides a click u may or may not get in...its idiotic to get upset over it anyway

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  36. Get people to not betary you on your wars:

    i found that if you send gifts daily to your top mafia ppl then they will help you out on the wars that you have declared, another good tip is that if you make a fake facebook page you can help yourself in wars by logging onto your face page and helping yourself with the war, a fake facebook page also helps a lot cuz that account might find collections that you dont have and u can send that collection to ur main account and cault the collections quicker(i have two facke accounts lol)

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  37. How are some players(accounts,Mafia) able to have multiple attacks in a war? I haven't figured this out yet.

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  38. You can't declare war against someone who is on a war's countdown (it doesn't matter if he won, lost or the war is in progress).
    If you want to declare war against someone specially, go to its profile page the link says "declare war" or "Help in war".
    If you attack an Injured person you may finish him and attack another one. The system does that but you only get 3 exp points.

    It's an easy 3 points you should not get mad because of that. Still I have lost a couple of mafia members and a friend (someone who I met at college). Some people take the game too seriously even if they don't pay anything. Have fun.
    Raziel

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  39. There's something wrong with War today. I declared war once (for the medal) and war was declared vs. me 84 times - 5 of my top mafia never had lost a fight in all those wars. Today a level 126 player (286 mafia size) declares war #86 on me and with one hit kills a level 6442 with 6112 hitlist kills, 328869-3624 fight and 50548-218 (809 9-0 clears) robbing record. Come on - I'm pretty sure even with 5000 attack boost that level 126 will lose all fights vs. the level 6442 who on top of all uses in fight almost twice as big mafia.

    All my mafia lose with one hit.

    I attacked each one of those who participated in the war 3 times and won all fights.

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  40. Attack and rob this target for practice, loot and XP. It's inactive so you want get fight back.

    http://apps.facebook.com/inthemafia/profile.php?id=%7B%22user%22%3A%22cHw1ODUyMzY1OQ%3D%3D%22%7D

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  41. I cant declare war against a specific person. And I know he had declared war against me for over 8 hours ago (then he may not have any war on), and still I cant declare against him. Weird...

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