Jan 19

mafia wars is a game about many things, but first and foremost among those things is the importance of growing your Mafia. If you’re not able to build a large enough group of fellow players to use in the game, you’re going to find it very hard to acquire the resources and complete the jobs necessary to stay on top. So, what are the best ways to grow that mafia and take control? Here are three highly effective ways to make it happen without having to spend a single Godfather Point.

1. Networking on Facebook

Facebook and MySpace are already huge social networks and if you have a few hundred friends, use them. Send out invitations to everyone on your friend list to join your mafia, regardless of how well you know them (steer clear of your co-workers and boss though if you have work connections). Most people will just say yes and if they already have their account, they’ll reciprocate. Don’t waste time by not using the tools already in front of you.

2. Forums and Chatrooms

Alternately, you can find plenty of social venues where you can discuss the game and find people willing to swap places with you in each other’s mafias. This is a prime way to start building up your mafia size without having to spend any additional points or make new friends. You don’t need to stay social to keep you mafia size up, so just find a few people willing to take the rewards you give them and you should be good.

3. Blogging and Craigslist

If you have a blog or are well known somewhere, use that prestige to gather new members. A simple note on your blog about needing new family members will often times take care of the problem all by itself. Alternately, you can post an ad on Craigslist and ask people to join up (it does actually work). Just make sure you don’t give away any personal information until you have checked out the people who reply.

If you use the tools that the Internet provides you for free, you’ll quickly find that it takes very little time or effort to boost your position on Mafia Wars with a full family of 500. It might seem like a stretch, but in just a few weeks you can be one of those top level players too.

Jan 10

Mafia Wars is one of those games that requires very careful planning and a keen eye for detail if you’re serious about landing the highest level rewards and truly performing well against fellow players. However, for a game that seems so relatively simple to get into, the game holds a tremendous amount of depth, which can make that planning relatively hard. So, here are five things you should keep in mind as you get started:

Your Family Size

If you’re serious about winning, build your family size up as quickly as possible. This means from level 1 you should be out there recruiting heavily. If you wait until you’re Level 100, you’ll spend countless extra hours trying to make things work without actually having a gameplan. Use Facebook, contact your friends, use your blog. Whatever tools are at your disposal should be used carefully to build that family size up.

Your Godfather Points

You need Godfather points, but you should be careful about how you get them. Some people willingly spend cash or give away their personal data to get them and there’s no reason. Rather, you can spend just a few minutes each day filling out your lottery numbers, and using fake information for offers and get all the Godfather points you need.

Completing Jobs

Complete your jobs as quickly as you can and with the most possible rewards. The key here though is to remember that you need to scale up your jobs as you level and to do a diverse range of them to get all the possible rewards so that later on, you will have all the jobs available to you.

Buying Properties

Buy properties, starting with the easiest to attain. You’ll find that as the properties break down, you need to spend money to keep them up, so don’t waste any time buying properties that are not going to give a solid return on their investment.

Fighting Your Enemies

Fighting your fellow players in mafia wars is more or less pointless and wastes your resources. Rather, you should focus on building your levels, getting more points and recruiting new family members. If you do that with the time you have each day, you’ll be much more successful in the long run.

If you follow the details outlined above, you’ll do much better in Mafia Wars than you ever thought possible. It’s a simple matter of being careful with the time you have to spend and analyzing how you invest everything carefully.