January 1, 2011

Open MORE Than 45 Presents!



Happy 2011 to the Mafia Wars Community.  Hopefully, you finished No Crime Like the Present with 45 gifts under your tree and got your Auld Lang Syne.








Either way, here's a tip worth much more than one Grand Prize:


If you have left over Holiday Sacks, then while you're opening your presents, STOP every now and then, open more Holiday Sacks, and you will have more presents to open!


Here was my mix of 45 presents at the stroke of midnight:




After opening about 7 presents, I stopped and opened about 11 Holiday Sacks until I was back at 45 presents.  


Now look at my mix:






Opened up another 10 and refilled back to 45 again:




So hopefully you saved extra Holiday Sacks - use your Mafia Wars Free Gift Envelope AND your Facebook Game Request menu to double up - and you can open WAY more than 45 presents to ring in the New Year!



So far, I've opened 140 presents and received 114 "commons" (the five items below the bar) and 26 "rare" items.  The rare items appear in slightly less than 1 out of every 5 presents.



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22 comments:

  1. I got the 45 gifts, but no grand prize. At first, I thought I had to open the 45 gifts before I get, but I've done that and still nothing. And I did wait until Jan 1. Is there a special step I'm missing?

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  2. Had the required 45 presents but DID NOT get the Auld Lang Syne for some reason. Anyone else experience this? Was it random?

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  3. your not the only ones that had that problem... I've already submitted a trouble ticket to zynga myself

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  4. I opened all 45 presents and then asked my friends for more holiday sacks and I'm still getting presents. NOW is the time to work on your inventory.

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  5. Also didn't get the Auld Lang Syne. Crappy Zynga as always.

    But I got in total 112 gifts to open, you don't need to follow the tip in the post above. I opened my first 45, then closed the window. Went to "Game Requests" on FB start page and opened all Christmas Sack's I had left there.

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  6. Even i didnt get the auld lang syne, what a terrible loss of a good weapon, bad way to start a new year

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  7. Check your inventory - I didn't get a window for the Auld Lang Syne but its already there for me

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  8. I had 45 at the end of the promotion, but didn't get the Auld Lang Syne. This morning, I opened a slew of Holiday Sacks I had saved until I had another 45. It gave me the Auld Lang Syne then.

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  9. hy, i opened 160 gifts and then got message that i cnt get more free gifts...20 hours wait...lol but fair enough...thats lots of gifts but im not so impressed with rewards, got plenty of the least good what we could get and only 1 of each 100 stats...glad that protect my tree mission is finally over :)

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  10. and Phil you dnt write nothing about those not working links for terracotta tiles, columns, secret drop and red mystery bags!!! ahh i miss them so much , when i joined that free gift links group it worked still but i thought i have time to collect italy upgrades and then boom not working anymore....lol

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  11. It seems the event is over. It disappeared from the Mafia Wars screen.
    I opened 140 presents and increased my stats by about 2000. Even with the flaws. I gotta admit it was a great occasion to get lots of powerful items. I hope they do this again.
    Phil, thanks so much for the link creators info. I added about 400 people and don't have to worry anymore about limited time events anymore, or biting my fingers waiting to add pieces to finish the zoo.

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  12. Oops! My mistake. The event has moved to the OPERATIONS page. WHEW!

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  13. Once I recollected another 45 presents, the Auld Lang Syne did show up. Guess opening the original 45 right at midnight was too soon.

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  14. Ia there a link to still ask for gifts or one to send them ?

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  15. I did not get the Auld Lang Syne either can someone help me out to try and get this item please??? Someone can send me a message or add me Josh Bowen Please thank you!

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  16. After contacting ZYNGA Cust Support in about 1 hr I was credited the grand prize time, its easy let me know if anyone needs a link to file a ticket

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  17. I Need a link to file a ticket!!

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  18. I wound up with 190 gifts...27 rare ones...gave my att/def a nice boost!

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  19. I need help to try and get the grand prize anyone that can help??

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  20. Josh, e-mail Zynga about this. I did that, and they gave me the Auld Lang Syne after a couple of days. http://zynga.custhelp.com/app/ask

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  21. you know what? a few minutes ago, i got this!!!
    a message from The Mafia Wars Team, that telling me that i got auld lang syne for my progress.

    i did collect 45 presents but didn't get this ultimate weapon. thanks, i got it today.

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