Hello Mobsters – Today we released two changes that you may have already noticed: “Quick messaging” on the news feed and stricter limits on the Change Name feature.
Quick Messaging –
If you hover your mouse over any news feed event (new news feed only) that involves another Mob Wars player, you will see a little envelope icon appear on the right. If you click that, it will bring up the send message dialog box that you are familiar with. We added this because it was super annoying to send messages before (you had to refresh pages and click around a lot more). This may also set us up for custom messages in the future, but that is tbd.
Name Change Limits –
Name changes are now limited to one per 30 days per user. Hopefully this will help reduce instances of players changing their name simply to confuse or troll other players.
If you have any thoughts about these changes or notice any problems, please let us know!
Discuss in our forums!: http://forums.metamoki.com/showthread.php?29448-Minor-Updates-Names-and-Messaging
EDIT – RESOLVED
Mob Wars should now be back and running normally. The Godfather thanks you for your patience!
Mob Wars is currently experiencing unexpected connectivity issues. You may see a white page when trying to access the game. We are working on fixing this as soon as possible! Thank you for your patience as the Godfather looks for a solution.
Attention mobsters – The Godfather has unlocked city levels for Medellin! Level up Medellin now for new Pawn Shop cards, Achievements, and Hired Gun slots! However be warned: Medellin energy requirements are high.
If you have any feedback for the Godfather regarding Medellin, please let him know at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Attention Mobsters –
You may remember that a while back many accounts were being built that prioritized placing all skill points into the energy stat. This resulted in accounts that could bankroll any war without posing any risk to the players who controlled those accounts. To combat these accounts, the Godfather had to put limits on how much energy could be earned by any account whose stats met certain standards.
Recently, it has come to the attention of the Godfather that a new type of account has been proliferating throughout Mob Wars that prioritizes skill points heavily into attack. These accounts are often referred to as “attack cow” accounts. Like cash cow accounts, attack cow accounts give an unfair amount of power to players who control them while at the same time posing no risk to the controlling player.
The Godfather does not wish to dictate how any real player builds their account. However, to discourage the proliferation of fake accounts that do not contribute to the game or to the community, the Godfather has had put an attack dampener on accounts who do not meet certain standards.
If you see a “Your are low on defense!” warning on your profile page, you will need to add skill points to your defensive stat in order to attack at full strength. This was designed to only impact a small fraction of players and may change over time, depending on your feedback.
If you have any feedback or questions for the Godfather regarding this change, please let him know at email@example.com.
Attention Mobsters! In order to provide essential maintenance on Mob Wars, the Godfather will be taking the game down for some behind-the-scenes work on April 9th at 10PM PST. We expect this downtime to last up to 45 minutes. We apologize for this and other recent incidents of interrupted gameplay.
The Godfather appreciates your patience during this time. If you have any questions or comments, please let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you!
Attention Mobsters! The Godfather will be taking the game offline for 5 – 10 minutes this afternoon for maintenance. This downtime is expected to occur around 8PM PST. Thank you!
Attention mobsters! While running some updates behind the scenes, the Godfather hit an unexpected issue and had to take the game offline. You will likely notice connectivity problems and white pages until this issue is resolved. We are working to restore full game access as soon as possible. Thank you for your patience!
Stay tuned here for updates on the status of this issue.
UPDATE: Mob Wars should now be returning to normal and coming back online. If you have ANY issues with your account, please let us know at email@example.com.