You come from a humble Bronx family and begin your climb up through the mob's chain of command, leaving a body behind on every step. You must train in the gym, get an education, and find a job to use as a cover for your illegal activities. Once near the top, you can try and eliminate a rival family's don and assume control of the nation's most powerful crime family. The choice is yours but it won't be easy. There are many others out there just like you, a poor Italian kid from the Bronx. Do you have what it takes? Will you become the Don of the most powerful family in the mafia? Only time will tell!!
July 4th PROMO WINNERS!!!
July 6, 2014
HEY!!! LOOK!!! A PROMO ended on time, packs were passed out, and some now have the all new Mafia Bucks to spend!!
Here are your 2014 4th of July BOOM Pack winners!!!
First prize: 1. Limited Edition 2014 4th of July BOOM Pack - ChaZZa 
$100 worth of SPs of your choice
Second Prize: 1. Limited Edition 2014 4th of July BOOM Pack - Jimmy Hoffa 
$75 worth of SPs of your choice
Third Prize: 1. Limited Edition 2014 4th of July BOOM Pack - MC Necrophiliac 
$50 worth of SPs of your choice
Fourth Prize: 1. Limited Edition 2014 4th of July BOOM Pack - Momma Cluck 
$25 worth of SPs of your choice
Fifth Prize: 1. Limited Edition 2014 4th of July BOOM Pack - maddog 
Thanks to all who played!! I will be ending BOGO soon so if you want to take advantage of that I suggest you do so. There will be no warning as to when it will it end. It will just end!
Introducing Mafia Bucks!
July 6, 2014
We have added a special in-game currency called Mafia Bucks which can be used to purchase Support Packs.
Currently, the Mafia Bucks are only awarded with the Promos, however there are plans to add more ways to earn or acquire Mafia Bucks.
The same rules that apply to Support Packs also apply to Mafia Bucks. In other words, if your Family is at war, you are not allowed to DEMAND Mafia Bucks as terms for surrender. Hower, if your Family trying to surrender, you may OFFER Mafia Bucks as terms to surrender.
If you have any questions, contact a member of the staff.
July 4, 2014
Ok, here is what is going on.
First and foremost, welcome back. We had a slight hiccup. When we moved to the new server our billing date also changed. This was all set to be automated every month. When the bill comes due they charge the PayPal account you all pay into when you purchase any packs. The site has not made enough over the last 2 months to cover the server fees on its own and I hadn't realized this and did not add more to Paypal. When The server company tried to hit the Paypal account for the server fees, there was no cash there. When I did realize this, I didn't have the cash to put into Paypal. I wouldn't have it until today when my paycheck got deposited. There was nothing else I could do.
Second, RKkiller (Dan Rooney) is no longer admin here and is no longer a coder here. Please do not take any problems or issues to him. He no longer has access to any admin features and can no longer help you with your problems. Anything you would have taken to Rkkiller you will now need to bring to me. I will be on daily when I get home from work.
Third, Doug is staying on and him and I are committed to making changes. Some you will like some you wont. But things are changing. We are stale. We have no new traffic. We are a boring, old, worn out game. Doug and I are going to do what we think is best and what we want to see in a game.
Lastly, lets have a PROMO. We haven't done this for a while and we need to have some fun. I have turned BOGO on and just like before you will get 1 chance at a prize for every pack purchased.
Promo will run from now (1:30pm EST 7/4/2014) to Sunday at 12:00 NOON EST and the winners will be announced shortly there after. So what is the PROMO prize? How about the Limited Edition 2014 4th of July BOOM Pack. Full of all kinds of shit that blows up!!
First prize: 1. Limited Edition 2014 4th of July BOOM Pack $100 worth of SPs of your choice
Second Prize: 1. Limited Edition 2014 4th of July BOOM Pack $75 worth of SPs of your choice
Third Prize: 1. Limited Edition 2014 4th of July BOOM Pack $50 worth of SPs of your choice
Fourth Prize: 1. Limited Edition 2014 4th of July BOOM Pack $25 worth of SPs of your choice
Fifth Prize: 1. Limited Edition 2014 4th of July BOOM Pack
Again, sorry for the down time. It was an oversight on my part and it wont happen again.
Modifications to Attacking
June 8, 2014
The guards at the Federal Jail have been bought and are now on the take. If your family is currently at war with someone who got themselves Fedded, they will now turn a blind eye and allow you to attack them. They will ONLY look away if your family is at war with the inmate's family.
Also, New poll up!
April 6, 2014
I found the issue causing training in the Gym, Dojo, and Gun Range to take a long time to load. They should be running a lot better now. If there are any questions, let me know.
I have the old server shut down. This should not affect the site at all, however in the unlikely event that something was still pinging the old server and is now broken, please let me know.
Welcome to the NEW Server!
Welcome to the shiny new server! We should see some huge performance gains following this upgrade. Please let a member of staff know if you experience any issues.
Server Migration - Anticipated Downtime
Just a reminder that the server migration will be happening tonight, at 8:00 CST. I anticipate the migration to take about an hour, after which the new server will be live.
Let me know if there are any questions.
The new server is set up and currently undergoing testing to ensure everything is working properly. Once everything has been checked out,the migration to the new server will begin.
Right now, I am planning on beginning the migration process on Tuesday, 24 March at 8:00 CST. The site will be unavailable while the migration occurs. I anticipate the process to take about an hour. Depending on how long it takes DNS to refresh, it may be up to 12 hours before the new site becomes visible.
Let me know if there are any questions.
St Valentines Day PROMO WINNERS
Long past due, but here are the winners from the Valentines Day PROMO. Sorry they are so late (see note below)
First prize: 1. Limited Edition 2014 St. Valentines Day Pack $100 worth of SPs of your choice signor chunky 
Second Prize: 1. Limited Edition 2014 St. Valentines Day Pack $75 worth of SPs of your choice LUKA 
Third Prize: 1. Limited Edition 2014 St. Valentines Day Pack $50 worth of SPs of your choice IVIR_X 
Fourth Prize: 1. Limited Edition 2014 St. Valentines Day Pack $25 worth of SPs of your choice ~TheSplatypus~ 
Fifth Prize: 1. Limited Edition 2014 St. Valentines Day Pack Putin 
CONGRATS WINNERS!!! Let me know which packs you would like! I will also be throwing some stuff into the Import House and Im putting together a "Hospital Pack" to pass out as well!!
March 23, 2014
So......Im alive and well! BARELY!!! Caught a nasty case of the flu back the beginning of Feburary. No big deal right? Stay in bed, drink some fluids, and all will be well in a day or so. Or so I thought. This was just the begining. About a week in, my wife demands I go see the Dr. He gives me all kinds of antibiotics and sends me on my way. All is good now, right? WRONG. For 4 days the antibiotics do nothing, I'm just getting sicker. So the wife decides I need an ER visit. After 3 hours in the ER, they say I'm VERY dehydrated and that the antibiotics I was on were not strong enough and give me stronger ones. Even get a shot in the buttocks. So again, I'm on my way and actually feeling better. Get home, go to bed, all seems good. I actually slept good that night. So worst flu of my life is coming to an end, right? NOT SO FAST! Get Woken up the next morning with crazy back pain. I mean it felt like I was getting stabbed in the back. Wife rushes me back to the ER. Turns out the flu virus I had attacked my kidneys and I am now in acute kidney failure. FUCKING GREAT! I'm scared to death, my wife is doing that thing where she is trying to "be strong" for me but I can tell she is scared to death too. I have NEVER been this sick. They admit me to the ICU and get me started on some even stronger antibiotics and some NICE pain meds. They tell me they have no idea when I'll be out of ICU much less able to go home. My wife and kid did come and see me every day though. Few days in, I think I should definitely be feeling better right? Then why do I have this crushng pain in my chest? Are you fucking kidding me??? So I tell them I was having trouble breathing and that my chest hurt. They run some tests and low and behold, I now have pneumonia which they tell me is not uncommon for patients in ICU. This is supposed to make me feel better? The answer to that question is yes by the way because one of the night nurses told me they were afraid it was a blood clot in my lung which I guess could take me out. Good thing it was pneumonia, my wife would have kicked my ass!! So to re-cap, in the ICU, daily dialysis, daily breathing treatments, so many meds, tubes coming out of everywhere, including some very private places, not allowed to eat and no idea when I can go home. Living the dream baby! But eventually, the meds and dialysis did their job and I started feeling better. More and more of the tubes came out and I started feeling something approaching normal. Got moved to a regular room. Less tubes, less meds, no more dialysis, still breathing treatments. Then they let me eat and then I passed the pooping on my own test. And then they said I could go home. Still on some horse pills for the next forever and have to go back in a week for blood work and then again 2 weeks after that but looks like I am on the mend.
That said, I WILL be getting the Valentines Day PROMO wrapped up TODAY. I will also be sending out a "Hospital" pack to everyone that will have some new items in it. The Import House will also be filled sometime today, so watch for that.
I will also be working with Doug and RK in getting them all they need to get us thru the upcoming server move.
March 17, 2014
As I am sure many have noticed, we have been having some issues with the site. The good news is the site will soon be moving to a new server. The date of this move is still to be determined, but should alleviate a lot of the problems we have been experiencing lately. In the meantime, I have made some changes to the back end that should help the old dog limp along until the server move happens. These changes will not impact game play in any way.
I will let you know when I have further details for the server move. Let me know if there are any questions.
St Valentines Day
February 3 2014
It is February and that means Valentines Day. Today starts the St Valentines Day PROMO. Are ya feelin the love? Or maybe in the mood for a massacre? In 1929 7 mob associates were gunned down in a conflict between the South Side Italian gang led by Al Capone and the North Side Irish gang led by Bugs Moran. It was a bloody scene for all to behold....
First prize: 1. Limited Edition 2014 St. Valentines Day Pack $100 worth of SPs of your choice
Second Prize: 1. Limited Edition 2014 St. Valentines Day Pack $75 worth of SPs of your choice
Third Prize: 1. Limited Edition 2014 St. Valentines Day Pack $50 worth of SPs of your choice
Fourth Prize: 1. Limited Edition 2014 St. Valentines Day Pack $25 worth of SPs of your choice
Fifth Prize: 1. Limited Edition 2014 St. Valentines Day Pack
Promo runs from now until 2/14/2014 @ midnight EST. BOGO will also be on during the promo and it will also end 2/14/2014 @ midnight EST. Winners will be announced 2/15/2014
ALSO - CONGRATS to the Seattle Seahawks!!! Super Bowl Packs have been sent out to all who picked the Seahawks. You did NOT get an event, but your pack is in your inventory. Those that picked Denver, myself included, sorry I got nothing for ya. Better luck next time!
More stuff coming....tell those that may have left, times they are a changing!!!
Complete Holy Shit PROMO WINNERS
Febuary 2 2014
WOOHOOO biggest PROMO pack we have EVER given away!! ALSO the first time using Rkkiller's automated PROMO script! There was a slight hic-up (Mike fucked shit up) and a few of you may have gotten a pack and are NOT listed here. LUCKY YOU! You can keep the pack, it was our little oops. WINNERS - you received an Event and are listed here: First prize: 1. Limited Edition 2013 Complete Holy Shit Pack LUKA  $100 worth of SPs of your choice
Second Prize: 1. Limited Edition 2013 Complete Holy Shit Pack Serenity?  $75 worth of SPs of your choice
Third Prize: 1. Limited Edition 2013 Complete Holy Shit Pack signor chunky  $50 worth of SPs of your choice
Fourth Prize: 1. Limited Edition 2013 Complete Holy Shit Pack Jock  $25 worth of SPs of your choice
Winners, please let me know which SPs you would like!
ALSO - Super Bowl Pick is up. There is a link at the top of the page where you can make your pick. Pick the winner and get some cool prizes! Pick the loser, and you dont get jack shit! Loser... Picks will CLOSE AT KICKOFF so get in there!
More stuff coming....tell those that may have left, times they are a changing!!!
January 23, 2014
Coming soon to a Mafia-Wars game near you.......
In the coming weeks there will be some changes made to the attack system. The most visible change will be the implementation of ammunition for guns. If you run out of ammunition, you will switch to a backup melee weapon, and NOT another gun. This means if you do not maintain your ammo stockpiles, you could be left bringing a knife (or other melee weapon) to a gun fight. This will potentially enable weaker players to beat stronger players that run out of ammo.
In the next couple of days you will see ammo appearing in the shops available for purchase. You will also find that the inventory page now indicates the type of ammo a given weapon uses. It is your responsibility to buy the proper ammo for your weapons, and there are going to be some similar ammo names. Don't buy .50 Caliber BMG ammo thinking it will work in your Desert Eagle, it won't work.
Another change that you will see is when mugging another player, you will now gain certain items on top of money. You will not be able to steal Support Packs, but other items may be available for theft. The exact items that will be available are still yet to be determined. Items preceded by an asterisk (*) in the inventory can be stolen when you are mugged, so you will have an idea of what you may lose if you get mugged.
Finally, when this change goes live, everyone will be credited with a certain amount of ammo for each type of gun in their inventory, so any inactive/infrequent players aren't at a disadvantage right away. But then again, if a player is inactive or does not come on very much, chances are they aren't going to be reading this before the change goes live, so we're not sure why we are announcing this.
If there are any questions, please direct them to a member of staff.
Stay tuned for more updates. Same Bat time, same Bat channel.