Saturday, January 22, 2011

New Achievement

Earned by winning 10 fights after reaching level 1000
Fight Achievements
Shark Tank Achievement 411
The newest fighting achievement is called the Shark Tank Achievement.  Prior to this achievement, all players above level 450 were accessible to players above level 450 on the Fight List, so it was possible for a level 456 player to see a level 1234 player on their Fight List.  In fact, one of the biggest complaints was from players having opponents thousands of levels higher than them on the Fight List.
Now Mafia Wars has grown in total number of players, it's time that there are two additional tiers to balance out the fighting.  Players above level 451 will now be split into three groups -
Level 451-600, Level 601-999, Level 1000+
Players between levels 451 and 600 will only see other players within that level range on their Fight List.
Players between levels 601 and 999 will only see other players within that level range on their Fight List.
Players reaching level 1000, officially graduate to The Shark Tank.  In the Shark Tank, you will no longer be in the 'kiddie pools'.  It will be possible to see your Fight List populated with players hundres or thousands of levels above yours.  If you want to improve your chances of survival in the Shark Tank, you'll want to improve your items with rares, superior, and ultimate rarity items, and make sure you have plenty of skill devoted to Attack and Defense.
After you win your first 10 fights while in the Shark Tank, you will earn the Shark Tank Achievement and the skill point that comes along with it.
Q:  Can I go into the Shark Tank if I'm below level 1000?
A:  Level 1000 is an absolute requirement for admission into the Shark Tank.  We're researching the possibility of allowing lower level players to 'opt-in' to the Shark Tank, but at the moment, that is not an option.
Q:  Can I back out of the Shark Tank if I'm above level 1000?
A:  Once you're in the Shark Tank, there's no backing out.  Our game is called Mafia Wars for a very good reason.
Q:  I'm above level 1000 and having a hard time finding live opponents.
A:  This is something the Mafia Wars team is closely monitoring during the first few days of this update.  We want to ensure that there is enough 'bait' for higher level players to attack, as well as preventing players that illegally use attack-bots from 'eating all the bait'.
Q:  What are good ways to improve my attack and defense skill stats?
A:  Convert Reward Points into skill points is one way to do so.  You should also remember to craft your daily items in the Weapons Depot, Chop Shop, Armory, and Private Zoo, as some of those items come with permanent attack and defense skill additions.  Attack and Defense boosts also offer temporary help.
Q: My attack and defense skill displayed on my Fight Page sometimes goes up and/or down.  What's happening?
A: This is because your attack and defense boosts are being used in current fights.  Please refer to the following support article -
Q: I think another player is 'unfairly' attacking me or their stats seem really high for their level.
A: If another player's attack or defense stats seem high, please look for the presence of Loyalty Program Mastery Items on their account.  This will usually indicate if a player has spent money to improve their stats beyond those of non-paying players.  If you feel 'unfairly' attack, please read the following support article thoroughly before submitting a ticket.