Jun 15, 2011

The Raven FAQ


The new Boss Fight Event isn't going very smoothly. Many can't initiate it and those who can are left wondering how they are going to get the last two achievements. Consumable items do not appear to be dropping unless you have an active Boss Fight and there are no Shotgun Blasts on the Free Gift Page. Those who were doing the Boss Fight before it was pulled lost progress along with consumables. It makes no sense to me why we have to play hide and seek with this thing. Having to initiate a Boss Fight by icing other players seems a bit too complicated. There doesn't appear to be a pattern and I've personally blown through over 10K stamina in an attempt to get the fight again. Hopefully it's just buggy right now and it will be better tomorrow. If there was a Customer Support FAQ, it would probably look something like this.

Assassin: The Raven FAQ
Updated 06/15/2011 at 01:27

Assassin: The Raven is our latest Boss Fight Event and it's going to be a challenge.  The Raven doesn't just rest on the Home Page Module for you to fight at your convenience. That's for sissies!  Look what happened to Roughhouse Rafael and Kassina Kunoichi, they got their asses kicked. The Raven is elusive and you must spend a lot of stamina to find him. You can't stock up on Ammo until he is ready.  Hell, you won't even find Shotgun Blasts on the Free Gift Page. We are well aware of your past strategies and how you use those Spocklets to laugh at our Boss Fights. The Raven isn't scared, but you should be!

Q:  I was almost done beating the Raven and he disappeared along with all of my consumables. When he came back all my progress was lost. How can I get credit?
A:  This feature was accidentally released and it was determined it was too easy. Stop crying and start farming. Customer Support can only compensate you 10 Reward Points for your lost consumables. Real men don't complain, they adapt. Stop bothering the Customer Support Agents. The Raven is laughing at you.

Q:  The Super Moderator said that the feature was active for all players. I still don't have the Raven, why is that?
A:  The Raven only shows himself when he is ready to fight. You must go to your fight page and start icing people. When it's determined you are a good match the Raven will appear on a banner to taunt you. He may disappear or he may let you fight. We have no control over the Raven.

Q:  Ok, I beat the Raven and now I want to fight him again so I can get the achievements. Why can't I find him?
A:  Again, The Raven only shows himself when he is ready to fight. Keep spending your stamina and playing Mafia Wars. Eventually he will appear (wink).

Q:  Why aren't the Shotgun Blasts on the Free Gift Page?
A:   We know what you all do with that thing called the Link-a-Nator and we don't like it. We want The Raven to be a challenge not a cake walk.

Q:  I want to load up on my Boss Fight consumables but they aren't dropping. Why is that?
A:  We wouldn't want this to be too easy so we designed it so consumable items only drop when you are actively fighting The Raven. If he isn't on your Operations Page, don't expect consumables to drop.

Q:  I noticed there is an achievement for fighting the Raven 100 times! How the hell can I do that when The Raven takes his sweet ass time to appear in my game?
A:  Silly Mafia Wars player. You all complained that the Boss Fights were too easy so we brought in a heavy hitter. You are mistaken if you think these achievements are attainable. Look at all the poor saps trying to get their What's After Trillion achievement. You may get them if you are lucky enough to be on line during a glitch, otherwise we just added them so you would feel challenged.

Q:  What's with the weird names of the 3 achievements?
A:  The Raven doesn't speak your language. The achievements are in Latin and translated below.
Requiescat in Pace Primus
Translation: I let you get me once so you would feel confident and spend Reward Points on Ammo and Stamina Refills.
Requiescat in Pace Decimus
Translation: I see you are still trying to find me for a second fight. Good luck with that.
Requiescat in Pace Centesimus
Translation: If you think this is even possible, I want what you're smoking.

Article written by Jennifer Patterson, Creator of the MW Loot Lady Blog, The Mafia Wars Loot Lady Facebook Fan Page and Co-Host of The Informant Podcast.
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  1. Jon SmokeMonsterJune 15, 2011 at 1:32 AM

    Love the FAQ :)

  2. Thank you for this FAQ article, Jen.. love it and copied it on MWM :)

  3. This sucks, I completed the boss fight and got nothing.

  4. "Rare" drop is right - after getting the initial banner, I iced more than 25 more before I got to fight him.

    Also, no drops of consumables confirmed.

    Great FAQ :)

  5. I have just got done talking to one of zynga CS he have inform me the boss fight was relese to early an develper took it away... you will get a chance at getting the boss fight again, boss fight will drop from random Ice as I was told

  6. post that devs' links please, i have some extra stamina left over after the boss fight disappeared and i would like to show my appreciation for the fine job they are doing...

  7. Best thing for us to do is to ignore this one and save our stamina for something worthwhile. Personally I'm trying to build strength in Brazil in preparation for the new Districts. Only problem is that as soon as I get around 3M reals they just disappear from my bank account - maybe the Raven is helping himself.

  8. boycott this POS event...

  9. run brawler in brazil this will show up...But u need to blow up ur stam count..i got it after blowing 10K stamina :(

  10. Heck im at 10k and counting, no fight, got a good start to it last night, now its gone, 10RPs?=10 consumables, when I spent over 60? Awesome....:/

  11. Very funny (because it's so true), nice job!!!

  12. hehe, Requiescat in pace :)

  13. So u get a 170,100 item every time you fight n win? Premium players gonna be so pissed!!

  14. A state of the art FAQ!

  15. I hope UbiSoft[TM] doesn't sue Zynga for using the dialogue from their best-seller game series Assassin's Creed! Requiescat in pace = R.I.P. MW Players, LOL.

  16. I wonder if the Raven is supposed to be as elusive as his twin brother Zach De La Rocha formally of Rage Against the Machine?

  17. This some some serious BS... now Zynga's answer to when they screw is that anyone who complains is a whiner and needs to stuff it.
    Go fuk yourself you Zyngatards... take your community college ee degrees and stick 'em where the sun don't shine...
    Making the fight difficult is fine, but when you complete it and still don't get your rewards, it kinda don't make sense.
    Can't you figure out WHY so many players are quitting???... should be very easy to see, but apparently you are blind AND stupid... fuktards!

  18. Someone posted about running in Brawler to get consumables. Unfortunately for some that the new fight screen excludes the possibility of using that, or Battlefield for that matter.Also: Requiescat In Pace, R.I.P., is Latin for Rest In Peace and cannot be copywritten. It has been in the public domain for far too long. Look at headstones in cemeteries. how they gonna collect royalties from the dead? LOL

  19. putra hunter killerJune 15, 2011 at 10:49 AM

    that why i'm not available yet...LOL
    just wait for the boos fight..n he will dead XD

  20. There is a FAQ. http://support.zynga.com/cp_articleview?gameId=43&Id=kA160000000GopZCAS&lang=en_US&loc=en_US

  21. Oh fucked up event..had the boss got down to 2000 health points..then screwed it up myself..shucks now to start this all over again..it's a pain in the ass..well Zynga..we will get back at you...so what if u disable Shotgun blasts...there is a way around for every stuff..wait and watch...If you start hitting continuously the damage count increases...that's the way mate..wait i will conquer this one & show how strong our community is..fuck you Zynga...we are up for this sissy challenge...

  22. It popped up I iced him no Problemo.....
    Pussy Boss

  23. Well It Seems That My Trying To Stock Up And Prepare Myself Before Attempting To Fight The assassins Has show That There Is No Preparing Yourself ......There Is No Sending Your Family What They Need For The Assassin Fight .....For Those Smaller Leveled and smaller Families You've Really Gotta Bite Down And Try Your Best ..... I Say They Should Fix The Bugs, Allow The Sending Of The much Needed Items ....And Them Maybe They Shall Have A Successful Assassin Fight ....... "RAWR RAWR"

  24. I've iced almost 600 players since 10:30 pm thursday night ..and hacve yet been able to fight the Raven/Assassin...he's taunted me 4 times thats it...I'm sick of this haphazzardly constructed event...it's a farce....

  25. Hi, is Raven still active?


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