There is some very bad news for Mafia Wars players. Facebook announced today in an updated blog post that "everyone will get timeline" (1). The change should happen over the next few weeks. Once your account is converted, you will have 7 days before it goes live.
(1). If Zynga values their spam and/or Mafia Wars, they need to be proactive in helping the community learn the workarounds or design their spam so it will be viewed. I don't see this happening and once all of us have Timeline, the game will become more difficult to play. A few weeks ago, I signed up for Timeline on an alternate account. It's just horrible and I haven't been able to do much involving news feed requests. You have to allow Mafia Wars into your Timeline by using the Activity Log.
Even if you do this, your requests will not appear in the news feeds unless you actually write something.
(1). Auto-posting doesn't allow you to write anything so your requests will not be visible in the news feeds. I fear Facebook is faster than Zynga and we are headed for a news feed disaster. Most players won't know to do the steps required to get requests in the news feeds and even if they do, their efforts will be counteracted by auto-posting. Houston we have a problem!
Thanks to Trump Gnine for letting us know we are doomed to have Timeline on the fan page.
|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. |