Monday, February 21, 2011

Ancient Relics Gift Event 411

Mafia Wars Ancient Relics Gift Event 411
Uncover the mysteries of Ancient Relics in Latin America.  Ancient civilizations often spoke in hushed tones about prophesies regarding the end of days.  Signs would often include turmoil and upheaval.  The Ancient Relics gifting event is the first harbinger of a change in Mafia Wars that will shake up what you think you know about the game.  Play the Ancient Relics gifting event for a chance to collect and master 3 Ancient Relics gifts to earn a grand prize. Every few days, a new Ancient Relics gift (Mayan Calendar, Aztec Knife, Inca Mask) will unlock and be giftable to mafia members and friends through the message box on your home page or the free gifts page. Players will gain mastery for collecting multiples of each unique Ancient Relics gift.
You may also randomly receive extra Ancient Relics gifts while doing jobs and fights - share these with your friends in a feed, friends who click on your feed will give you Ancient Relics gifts, too.  Number of gifts required to master each level are:
· Bronze- 4 Gifts
· Silver- 8 Gifts
· Gold- 16 Gifts

(Total required = 28 per Ancient Relics gifts type)

Players who achieve gold mastery for all three Ancient Relics gifts during the Ancient Relics gift event will earn the Grand Prize Leopard Tooth mastery item. The Grand Prize will only awarded once gold mastery for all three Ancient Relics gifts is achieved. Players will have the opportunity to repeat the event after achieving gold mastery for all three items. This will completely reset all counters and start the Ancient Relics from the beginning to earn duplicate mastery items. This event can be repeated 2 additional times to earn a maximum of 3 mastery reward items. 

Mayan Calendar Mastery Item: Gecko (An)
Bronze Mastery Animal 44/65
Silver Mastery Animal 48/69
Gold Mastery Animal 52/73

Aztec Knife Mastery Item: Eviscerator Boots (A)
Bronze Mastery Armor 68/47
Silver Mastery Armor 72/50
Gold Mastery Armor 76/53

Inca Mask Mastery Item: Pack Hunter (V)
Bronze Mastery Vehicle 51/70
Silver Mastery Vehicle 54/75
Gold Mastery Vehicle 58/80

Grand Prize: Leopard Tooth (W)
Weapon Mastery Item: 138/105

Q: When does this event start?
A: This event starts Monday morning, February 21th at 9:00am PST.  As with all gift events, the release will be gradual to ensure stability.  (Not all players will have access initially)

Q: When does this event end?
A: This event ends Tuesday night, March 1st at 9:00pm PST.  This date is subject to change.  A 48 hour countdown timer will start 2 days before the end of the event.

Q: When do the other free items unlock?
A: The free items are staggered so that they unlock 3-4 days apart.

Q: How many multiples can I get?
A: Once you've earned the Grand Prize item, your ability to collect multiples of the 3 Mastery items will unlock. The current best strategy is to collect just enough Ancient Relics gifts to accomplish the first Gold Mastery item for each Ancient Relics gift and then wait until you've collected the Grand Prize. Once the event has reset, you can go back and collect any extra Ancient Relics gifts sent to you to fulfill the repeat requirements.

It is possible to have multiple gold mastery items.  However only 1 Bronze or Silver Mastery item is allowed to exist at a time. (Example, you might have a Mastery Item in Gold and Bronze, or Gold and Silver.)
Once you have a second set of Gold Mastery items, you will receive a second Grand Prize item.

Q: How many Ancient Relics gifts can be claimed from feeds per day?
A: The maximum number of Ancient Relics gifts you can claim from feeds is 3 per day. There is no limit on the number you can receive through gift requests.

Q: I don't have enough Ancient Relics gifts to master the item.  What can I do?
A: You have the option of spending 3 Reward Points to purchase one Ancient Relics gift.  There is no limit to the number of Ancient Relics gifts that can be purchased.

Q: What happens to unclaimed Ancient Relics gifts when the event is over?
A: Unclaimed Ancient Relics gifts become regular mystery bags.

Q: Is there a Super-Mastery item this time?
A: There is no Super-Mastery item for this event.