This is old news if you follow this blog but it's kind of fun to see how Zynga explains it. The Official Mafia Wars Blog has posted their song and dance about "The Power Pack Experiment". They claim it is in Phase 3 now but the fact that it only became an experiment once it hit Phase 2 is hilarious.
We are now entering Phase 3 of the Power Pack experiment. Power Packs can be considered an upgraded Stamina Pack, so we're excited to figure out the proper balance for this powerful feature.
If you had Power Packs in Phase 2, you will still have them in Phase 3, and here are the new details:
• Power Packs now provide a 125% stamina refill every 8 hours.
• Power Packs continue to provide a 200% health refill every 10 minutes if one chooses to use them to restore their health.
• Energy and Power Packs now share the same timer, so you're going to have to employ that ever-important strategy to timing your pack usage.
Entering Phase 3 means we are getting closer to determining the proper balance and a form of Power Packs to everyone. We appreciate your patience. The feature can be discussed in this forum thread.
Here is the translated version for those of you who don't understand Zyngonese.
So many of you bitched about wanting more stamina so we thought Stamina Packs would be cool. They were so cool that we decided to make them better and created Power Packs but only gave them to 50% of you. These beauties were a little bit too cool so we had no choice but to nerf them down and start calling it an experiment. Nobody was buying stamina refills anymore and the poor saps who never got them quit. They were still too powerful so we had to nerf them again and we are now calling this Phase 3. If we totally remove them, which we may, we will call it Phase 4 and thank you for playing.
It still blows my mind that they have fiddled with Power Packs so many times yet they can't give them to all players. Those who have them have had a huge advantage in the game and this has been going on for a month. Here is a secret message to Zynga from all of it's players.
(this video loops so turn it off after the first round)
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