The Raven is the most elusive character of Mafia Wars and was introduced on June 14, 2011 . Since his launch we have seen him nerfed or plucked out of the game so many times it makes your head spin. The last time we saw him was when the Family Boss Fight feature was introduced on August 25, 2011 . The Raven was out and Jeff The Knife was in. The “new and improved” Raven is very similar to The “old” Raven but there are some differences. Customer Support posted a FAQ about The Raven and the format is exactly the same but The Raven’s health, consumables and ammo items are different. Stay tuned for more information on Ammo drop rates and combos.
One question Customer Support did not answer is what in the hell are we supposed to do with our old Sniper Shots. Many were in the process of saving them for the return (at the time nobody knew he would be gone for more than a year). Some used reward points and they are still for sale in the Marketplace! I own 19 of them and would like a refund.
The new Sniper Shot is the Armagrenade. At least Zynga didn’t adjust for inflation and charge more for them. I imagine the drop rates will be designed to ensure you don’t get enough in an 8 hour period.
The reward for taking out The Raven also looks the same but the stats are much better. If they changed the consumables, they could have have done more with the reward. You can’t label the same old plain hoodie “Xtreme” without tricking it out a little! I guess it’s the stats that count.