Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Mafia Wars Ice Seasons FAQ

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MAFIA WARS ICE SEASONS

The cold front is here to stay. Ice players from the fight list each week to earn reputation badges and cool rewards. The fun starts every Tuesday at 11AM PDT and goes for a whole week.

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Summary of what is new:
·         Icing reputation badges
Ice players to build your reputation each week. There are five tiers (bronze, silver, gold, ruby, and diamond) that each have five tiers for a total of 25 badges. At the end of each season, your badge ranking will be determined by how many ices you earned for that week. For example, 60 ices would warrant a gold-colored badge with the number 4.


Your icing badge will appear next to your name on the fight list and on your profile page.
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·         Season rewards
There are 2 types of Season rewards. Mastery Tier items will automatically drop in fights when you ice enough opponents. For example, when you earn 2 ices, 3 booster packs will drop in your fight rewards tray. Hooray for Ice Seasons!
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Grand prizes are awarded at the end of the season (every Tuesday at 11AM PDT). You will only receive one grand prize. For example, if you finish with 170 ices for the season, you will receive the gold-tier grand prize.

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·         Seasons
Seasons start each Tuesday at 11AM PST/PDT. At the start of each season, you start fresh with zero ices. However, your overall ice count will remain the same.


·         Mastery Tiers
There are 5 mastery tiers – Bronze, Silver, Gold, Ruby, and Diamond. Each mastery tier contains fight loot items that you receive when you ice enough players.


·         Icing players
You can find players to ice from the fight list. Attack your opponent until his or her health reaches below 20 to claim an ice

Mind your bullying, or else frequent ices against a specific target will be melted so that they won't count towards the Season!



Q:  When did this event begin?
A:  This event was slowly rolled out to our players starting on 07/12/11.

Q:  Why have I not received this event on my account?
A:  Each event is slowly rolled out to our players.  Not all players will initially have this event on their account.


Q: What is an Ice season?
A: An ice season is a weekly fight tournament. The objective is to ice as many opponents as possible in a week’s span to earn rewards and reputation badges. Every ice season starts on Tuesday at 11:00AM PDT/PST.


Q:  I keep icing the same person, but it doesn't seem to be counting of them, is this intended?
A:  For the fighting seasons we have added a player-to-player limit of 3 ices counting towards the season prizes.  All ices scored will still apply to your normal stats, but only 3 ices against the same opponent will count towards the season.

Q:  When the event started it appeared that not all of my ices were counting, was this also intended?
A:  During the initial release of the event not all of the ices were counting.  This issue has immediately resolved an all ices are now crediting according to the rules of the event.

Q:  How long will this event last?
A:  A new season will be every week on Tuesday at 11:00 AM PDT/PST.  There is a timer on the home page to keep you on track for completing the season.

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Q:  How come I have not received my Mastery item?
A:  The item is not intended to be awarded until the season has been completed.

Q: What kind of rewards do I get?
A: An ice season is a weekly fight tournament. The objective is to ice as many opponents as possible in a week’s span to earn rewards and reputation badges. Every ice season starts on Tuesday at 11:00AM PDT/PST.


Q: How do I get a grand prize item?
A: You will receive one grand prize at the end of each season. Your grand prize is determined by the number of ices you have at season’s end. For example, if you have 180 ices, you will earn the ruby-colored grand prize or the gold-colored grand prize for 179 ices.


Q: How do I collect my grand prize?
A: When the season ends, there will be a “collect” button on your Ice Season homepage banner. Don’t worry. If you start the next Season without collecting, your grand prize will be added to your Inventory page.


Q: How do reputation badges work?
A:  Simple. The more ices you have, the higher your reputation goes. There are 25 badges from which you can earn starting with Bronze 1 for newbies and Diamond 5 for the super hardcore fighters.


There are five tiers – Bronze, Silver, Gold, Ruby, and Diamond. Each tier has five badges ranked from 1 to 5 that you earn based on the number of ices you have for the season.


Q: Where does my icing reputation badge show up?
A: Your badge will appear next to your name on the fight list as well as on your profile page. The badge that appears will be based on your previous week’s efforts. The current season you are playing will determine the badge that appears for the following week.


Q: What if I don’t play Ice Seasons for a few weeks. What happens to my icing badge?
A: Your badge will be the same as when you last played. So if you finished with a Gold 3 badge, your badge will still show up as Gold 3 when you return for the current season. But, your badge will change for the following week based on your current season’s ices.


Q: I keep trying to ice the same player, but it’s not awarding me any ices. What’s up with that?
A: We want you to ice as many opponents as possible, but to also be respectful of your fellow gamers. Frequent ices against a specific target will be monitored and melted. So mind the bullying!