Social networking sites have grown very popular during the recent years. They have made the world smaller as they help people find new friends and connect people who are separated by physical distance. But, you’ll be surprised to find out that these are not the sole reasons social networking sites have seen a significant boom. One of the most common attractions offered by online sites like Facebook, Friendster, and MySpace are online games. If you have an account in one of the social networking sites, there’s a great chance that you also play one of these games. Are you familiar with Mafia Wars?
Mafia Wars is a multi-player game produced by Zynga, a developer of video games located in California, USA. At present, this online game is offered both in social networking sites and also as an iPhone application that you can download. As many as more than 20 million individuals are playing this game, and it has already won awards like the 2009 Webby Award.
What You Need to Know About It
If you want to try playing Mafia Wars, there are a few basic things you need to know to help you get started.
First, its main setting is in New York, and you can travel to other places as you level up. Right now, the two other places available to players are Cuba (upon reaching level 35) and Moscow (upon reaching level 70).
Second, you need to choose a particular character class in the beginning after you sign up. There are three character classes to choose from: Maniac, Mogul, and Fearless. They have different characteristics and it’s up to you to choose a class that is tailored to your preference.
Third, you will have energy, health, and stamina that you can spend in doing jobs and fighting enemies. These are measured in points, and they are reduced for every action you perform. Certain tasks require certain number of energy points. Meanwhile, fighting other players require certain number of health and stamina points. While you use up these points, they are recharged over a period of time.
When you play Mafia Wars, you can recruit other players to join your mafia. The size of your mafia also plays a great part in your win when you fight another character. You can also own businesses that will earn you money for a given period of time. You can invest the money in the bank and use it to buy other properties and weapons.
This online game has risen in popularity due to the spirit of competition that it promotes among players. You gain achievements as you play, and you can collect loot as you perform your tasks. You can give gifts to members of your mafia, send them energy packs, and even help them in their quests in the form of fighting their enemies-with a reward. As you level up, you will encounter more challenging tasks and more rewards, and you’ll gain more influence.
During the previous months, Mafia Wars has seen several changes and developments. A new system is now in place, which applies to newly registered players. The old players still use the old system. The game is continuously evolving and players can expect to see more enhancements in the coming days, all of which are designed to make player experience better.