Mar 31, 2015

Zynga Announces Game Closures

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We knew a bunch of Zynga games were going to close on or before April 30th [1]. Some of them have already been announced within the games themselves while others were speculation [1]. Today Zynga posted a list on their blog [1].
“we have made the tough but important decision to close 11 of our older Web and mobile games, some of which have been in market for more than 4 years. The games impacted are Ayakashi: Ghost Guild, Bubble Safari Mobile, Bubble Safari Ocean, CastleVille, ChefVille, Duck Dynasty Slots, Pioneer Trail, Puzzle Charms, Skateboard Slam, Riches of Olympus Slots and Zynga Slots.  All games will be ending by April 30th.”
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1 Free Professional Snuggler

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The following was posted on the Mafia Wars Blog [1]. Maybe Zynga feels bad about all the recent bugs and the miserable gaming experience they call Los Angeles. If you missed the popup because you were running your scripts, check your inventory. Thanks to all who posted on our fan page.
Mobsters,
We appreciate you for being a loyal Mafia Wars player and we would like to thank you!
As a token of our appreciation, we will be granting 1 Professional Snuggler ( 224 Attack / 307 Defense) to your inventory.

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Daily Free Stuff: 03/31/2015

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Mar 30, 2015

Emerald Badge Bug?

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UPDATE: It's fixed.


Today we got our badges from the 14th Slaughter Season [1]. One would expect to see the new Emerald badges on the fight list, but they are no where to be found. If you move over to your attackers, you will find  %TITLE% Don Level %NUM%  instead of a player. Clicking on the link gives you a player not found message. It’s presumed that these are the players who have earned a Emerald badge. For reasons unknown they are not appearing on the regular fight list and show up as errors on the rivals page. This is a great thing for those who have a Emerald badge but it’s also bad because it can mess with scripts and it lowers the number of players appearing on the fight list. If you tried to ice today and it was super slow this could be a reason why. The profile badge images are showing up just fine.

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Los Angeles Urban Assault Walkthrough

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As mentioned in a previous post, the 7th version of the Urban Assault Missions is also the 1st group of Los Angeles City Mission. These Missions aren’t timed so there is no need to rush through them. The Mission objectives are the same for all players but the number of tasks is based on a unknown set of variables and will vary between accounts. In the previous destinations the number of City Mission tasks were the same for all players. For easy tracking of progress, use the Quest-o-Meter by Team Spockholm. The following is a walkthrough with all 50 Missions, a job and consumable list and some tips. The map used to number the Missions is shown below. Many thanks to Jo Gilliam for helping me with this walkthrough.

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Los Angeles Mission Tip

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One of the earlier Mission tasks in the Los Angeles Urban Assault Missions requires you to acquire 50 Weapons (number not the same for all accounts). If you hit the ‘Go Now’ button Zynga will direct you to the Los Angeles City Store. The good news is you don’t have to buy them from Los Angeles. You can go to the City Store of any destination to get credit. You can see I purchased mine in South Africa and got a check mark for the task. If you don’t want to purchase them with currency than you can wait for them to drop while performing any game action.


Slaughter Season 14 Reward & Badge Collection

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The 14th Slaughter Season has expired and the loot reward and badge can now be collected. To get them go to the fight page and the popup shown below will appear. The badge you get corresponds to the level you were at when the event expired and the tier of the Flybuzz corresponds to the last level you mastered. To verify that the item made it into your inventory, click the image on the popup. If you missed the popup do an inventory search. This is the first Slaughter Season to have a emerald tier so the fight list and is going to have some green splashed in with all the other colors (once the bugs are fixed).

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Urban Assault Missions: Los Angeles

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City Missions in Los Angeles are now available. This time Zynga used the Urban Assault layout for Missions that was introduced in September of last year and combined it with City Missions [1]. The main difference is that these Missions aren’t timed. In the past City Missions would disappear from the Mission Bar if you traveled to a different destination. Now it remains no matter where you travel. Like Urban Assault Missions, there are 20 Mission Stations and 10 Reward Stations with 3 levels of mastery bringing the total to 50 Mission tasks. Since Zynga likes to screw over anyone who spends a little money in the game, if you already mastered Districts 1-3, this isn’t going to be easy. I suppose they want you to spend more to get it done. A walkthrough will be provided but it will take a while. Depending on the severity of the Missions, the walkthrough may be released in chunks. Although banners for VIP early access were made, the Missions were released to all players at the same time. The loot rewards can be found here.

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Facebook ID # Added to Game Header

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It’s very rare that Zynga would add something to the game that could be useful to the players. Your Facebook ID is not on top of the game header. Initially I assumed this was from a script but it was all Zynga. Team Spockholm added it to the profile page in August of 2012 so it’s nice to see Zynga has caught up [1]. Unlike the Team Spockholm version, the ID number will only appear for your account and not the account of others. Since the addition, there have been reports of it interfering with some scripts.

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World Fighting Alliance Mock War

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As announced on the Mafia Wars Blog, the World Fighting Alliance will be having a Mock War on April 10th [1]. The participation item is the Queenie with stats of 340/282. Use the links below to register. I couldn’t find the deadline to register so please comment if you know.

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VIP Weekly Items: 03/30/2015

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Family Feud 2

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The Family Feud is back for the 2nd time. This is a competitive fighting event that I believe replaced the Family Dominance event. The Family Dominance Event had too many components to it and the ‘contests’ were on 8 hour timers which made it difficult to track. The Family Feud event only involves fighting and the contest are on a 24 hour timer.  According to the instructions, the families in your league are supposed to be based on strength but we have much evidence that this is not the case (more on this later).  There are 90 families in each league and the top 30 will get a loot item. The top 3 families in each league will also get skill points. The loot rewards for each of the 7 days of this event can be found here.

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Bollywood Marketplace Promotion

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When Los Angeles was released 11 days ago we were in the middle of the Green Gathering Marketplace Promotion [1]. It seems too soon for another promotion but Zynga must have done well. Los Angeles City Missions are now out and we also have a new Marketplace Promotion called Bollywood. The loot items were added to the inventory last week and because of the timing I didn’t think these items were for this [1].

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Daily Free Stuff: 03/30/2015

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Mar 29, 2015

Bucks in Blue Mystery Bags

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When you open your Blue Mystery Bags, make sure you are in Los Angeles. It’s not much but you will get 100 Bucks from Blue Mystery Bags which contain this reward. Zynga forgot to pluralize the word Buck so you get ‘100 Buck!’ per lucky bag. Since Bucks are more valuable than any currency we have seen since Bangkok, it would be nice if Zynga offered more opportunities to get them. Bucks should have appeared in the Daily Take by now but there haven’t been any reports of them appearing.

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