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Mafia Wars pointless?

12-14-2010, 08:17 AM
#1
Joined: Jun 2009
Posts: 101
Mafia Wars pointless?

Hi there,

I'm on level 40 in Mafia Wars for iPhone, my Mafia has 70 members and I earn more money than I can spend. If I fight someone the maximum I can get is $ 120,000 and 2 XP. So fighting seems pointless to me.

To me it seems that the only action left is to do jobs all the time and then wait till I regain energy to do more jobs. Is that the only thing left to do? Isn't it incredibly boring to press the 'Do Job' button all the time?
Why should I have a big and strong mafia?

I don't get the point of this game. Why are there thousands of players?

Cheers
Obiwahn

Yes, I made some games: www.herpgames.com
12-14-2010, 08:21 AM
#2
Joined: Feb 1983
Location: Barcelona
Posts: 1,268,691
It took you leveling all the way up to 40 to figure out the game is pointless?

12-14-2010, 08:29 AM
#3
Joined: Jun 2009
Posts: 101
Um yes, actually it is not so difficult or time consuming to get up to level 40.

Yes, I made some games: www.herpgames.com
12-14-2010, 08:37 AM
#4
Joined: Jun 2009
Posts: 631
I think I was bored to death after level 11-12, when I realized that doing jobs required too much thinking for my little brain and pvp was too exciting for my little heart.
12-14-2010, 08:40 AM
#5
Joined: Jun 2009
Posts: 101
In my mafia there is a guy with level 1096. Are there people who press a single button for 200 days 8 hours a day?
This is insane!

Yes, I made some games: www.herpgames.com
12-14-2010, 10:57 AM
#6
Joined: Jul 2010
Posts: 210
MW on iphone is no fun. Try the one on FB. I used to play it. Really2 addictive.
I quit after >70k fights, level 480 sth.
12-14-2010, 11:10 AM
#7
Joined: Sep 2010
Location: Canada
Posts: 957
yes, its utterly pointless. Its essentially a spreadsheet. There really isn't any game there at all...and that applies to the FB version as well.

Give me Fruit Ninja, Angry Birds, Flight Control, Silverfish, Monster Dash, Doodle Jump, UFO on Tape, or any number of other arcade score chasers any day over stupid crap like MW...
12-14-2010, 03:49 PM
#8
Joined: Jun 2009
Posts: 101
alright then, but I think I still miss something in this game. there must be some more actions than just doing jobs....there must be a sense in fighting other mobsters...

Yes, I made some games: www.herpgames.com
12-14-2010, 03:53 PM
#9
Joined: Jun 2010
Posts: 1,074
The point is to syphon away your cash, if you are stupid enough to fall for it. Don't be a dummy, dummy. Just say no to menu/text based MMOs. It's nothing but a vaguely disguised cash-grab scheme.