After many discussions on Discord around the game and the development priorities I am pleased to announce our premium membership program is now up and running!
Perks of premium membership include:
With prices no more than £3 per month, it's a very cost effective way to enjoy the game, get great bang for buck, and support us in keeping the game alive for hosting and advertisement!
So I wanted to put a quick news post up to let you know what I have been working on recently.
Thank you to everyone to participated in the discussions around these features in our Discord channel
This is something which has also come up in our community conversations recently. I want to confirm a couple of things; firstly, bonds are not necessarily being phased out as such. However, they are no longer available for purchase. There is a chance that bonds will be issued to premium members, which brings me onto my next point;
I will soon be making an announcement around premium membership of the game, including early bird discounts. The announcement will cover the pricing and perks, as well as the ability to sign up for the early bird discounts.
With that, I'm done for the night
We have a new feature now live - the car showroom.
What this does is allow you to buy, for an exorbitant price, any vehicle in the game that you might need; the idea behind this feature is to encourage high value partner crimes, carjacks, and heists - as well as the various other tasks which require cars to be used.
Next features planned include;
So, for now
I’m going to be brutally honest in this post. We have an awesome community, when it’s active. That’s why this post is what it is, and is not a notice of discontinuation of Mafia Online.
We all know I’ve been up and down about rebuilding Mafia Online, and apps, and everything else to go with it. If you’ve been playing for much of the last year you’ll know about all the trials and tribulations I’ve had with development of the game, from going alone to teaming up with other developers. Revamping to rebuilding, and everything in between.
I have had a really stark realisation, and I’m going to hold my hands up and categorically accept my failings on this.
Rebuilding (or revamping in one go) the game, is an absolutely monumental task. It is also, for many months, likely to be thankless.
I don’t make any money from the game, as I’ve covered previously it was never even really meant to go live - it went live because people enjoyed playing it.
It stayed live, because people enjoyed playing it.
I build this in my spare time, and host it etc out of my own pocket. That’s all fine. My sudden and stark realisation was around my motivation to rebuild the game, it’s a huge project, with no short term gratification. And actually, it’s rebuilding a bunch of features, for no real reason other than I don’t really like some of the code. Without gratification, with the best will in the world, it’s been impossible for me to stay motivated.
So, the decision I’ve come to, after toying with the idea of just shutting the game down. Is to do the thing that made me love the game in the first place. Build new features on the game we’ve got.
I am sincerely hoping this is with the backing of the players - you guys are what makes this particular project and platform fun for me. So, with hand on heavy hard, I ask you to get involved, get active in the community (and in game) and help me continue this conversation and journey.
I want to know; what features do you want? And what pisses you off about the game? A small and manageable list of things for me to do, on the existing game, that I can get to work on right away.
PS: This is being originally posted in Discord, where I expect most of the conversation to happen. I've posted it here because it is a valid part of our story.
Following on from my last post about the past, present, and future of the game, and admittedly getting my life in order a bit. I have now gotten everything ready to decide how to proceed with the game.
I am not going to post a lengthy post here, because the news section on this game should be reserved for new and updates about this game, though occasionally I will post updates referencing the new game.
So, for everything to do with Mafia Online 2, for now, you can visit devblog.playmafia.online it is a bit plain, it is not pretty, but I didn't want to slow up development on the new game with making the development blog perfect.
I will still use the forums here for discussion around the new game until it's launch, which I am expecting to be around September time. I am not going to continuously delay the new game going live for the purpose of making it perfect, it'll never go live if I do that, and I suspect that's been the reason I have accidentally procrastinated in getting it going properly.
All the best y'all and thank you for your continued support.
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