There following was posted on the Zynga forums by AngelFiona, who is one of the new Community Managers . The same message can also be found on the Official Mafia Wars Blog . To learn more about the new Mafia Wars Team, go here.
The Mafia Wars VIP Program
The Mafia Wars team is constantly working on introducing new features in the game as well fixing existing performance issues that have been reported by the community to enhance the overall game-play experience. The VIP program is one such initiative that we are considering over the next few months. Some of you may have already seen the pop-up messages with the details about this program. However, at the moment, this program is not available, and you will not be charged for clicking on the confirmation messages. If & when the program is rolled out, you are not obligated to enroll in it, but you will have priority enrollment at that time.
We have also taken serious note of certain performance issues due to violation of Terms of Service, whether reported by the community or otherwise. While we work on introducing new features like the VIP program, we will always prioritize working on fixing performance issues that affect game-play. Please stay tuned for further announcements in this regard.
We would like to reiterate that we are constantly listening to you & working on improving the game.
The Mafia Wars Team
We got a sneak peek of the VIP Membership Program in the form of 6 different popups varying in rewards and prices. This was just a test and the final product will most likely be a combination of some of the the things we saw in these popups .
It’s apparent to many that there are performance issues when it comes to fighting. We haven’t seen a new Ice Season in a few weeks and most likely this is why. Many of these issues are caused by players abusing scripts and putting too much load on the servers. If you are using or manipulating scripts to fight faster than the recommended 3 attacks per second, your account may be at risk. To keep safe, only use fighting scripts that follow the guidelines and don’t promise to do things that is are not intended. Two examples of scripts that won’t go too fast are the Assassin-a-Nator by Spockholm and Battlefield by the MWAddOn. Both are free for all players to use and are designed to not put undue stress on the Mafia Wars servers.
Thanks to Mandy Rhoton for posting the link on our fan page.