The Prized Pigs Challenge is live tonight. As previewed in an earlier post, you try to collect lots and lots of pigs to get increasingly-impressive rewards. The 3 pigs go live one at a time, with the first one - Curly Tail - being live TONIGHT.
The other two pigs are Fresh Shank and Boss Hog.
You can send Curly Tail as a free gift as you do with Mystery Bags and Armory Parts. Send a lot so your Mafia sends them back to you. You can also ask for your Mafia to send you Curly Tails on your Facebook news feed:
After collecting 1 or 2 Curly Tails, you will see a green "Collect" button on your home screen. Click it to cash in on the Bronze level prize for the first pig, a Garrotte (60/31 - weapon):
After collecting 5 *more* Curly Tails, you will achieve Silver mastery level and get a Garrotte with better stats (67/38).
As you obtain enough pigs for each new level, your green meter will get closer to full.
You'll need 10 more Curly Tails to collect the Gold Mastery level Garrotte (73/44). As with the Boss prizes that have different levels, you only keep ONE Garrotte, but at the highest stats you've earned.
I believe there is also an extra reward for completing the Gold level on all 3 pigs.
This is one place where using the "dual collection" of free gifts feature, explained in a prior post, will give you an advantage - you can collect free gifts both from the Mafia Wars envelope that pops up when you start (it can be accessed by clicking the tan and white envelope at the top of your home screen - see below - the number on it shows how many free gifts await you) AND from the Facebook home page by clicking on GAMES on the left hand column.
The other two pigs offer higher-stat loot and also have three tiers of statistics. Fresh Shank will be unlocked on at about 1 AM EST on Thursday morning (later tonight..) and Boss Hog goes live on Friday.
There was an amazing screen shot that showed all three pigs and the stats for each prize at each of the three levels - and I missed it. Because I, too, am a pig, and clicked right past that informative screen to collect some other prize. I hang my head in shame.
As retribution, I offer this iconic image of a pig that was very formative for me. You have to squint a little to see the pig, but the associated music (Pigs, Sheep, AND Dogs) is unparalleled