Mafia Online News

Premium Membership Launched

Hi everyone

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:

  • 25 Bonds issued weekly
  • +20% experience for criminal activities
  • -25% on timers
  • -10% hospital recovery time
  • -10% jail sentences
  • -10% travel time
  • +10% business income
  • Access to premium-only chat channel on Discord
  • Access to premium-only forum
  • Regular round table chats to help influence game development and features

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!

Check out the premium membership options here

JTK/Out


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Game Update Mid August 2019

Hey everyone

So I wanted to put a quick news post up to let you know what I have been working on recently.

Improvements

  • When a player with many properties (more than 3) is murdered, the amount of messages to Discord is limited. A single Discord notification will be sent, this will prevent issues as we have seen today, whereby Discord rate limits our bot in the channels and some kills did not complete

Bug Fixes

  • Resolved the issue with obituaries not showing correctly
  • Garage repair bills now display as expected
  • Leaderboard columns have been swapped around as they were displaying incorrectly

Future Plans

Thank you to everyone to participated in the discussions around these features in our Discord channel

  • I am working on car auctions, to allow autonomous trading of vehicles
  • Drug dealing - a new solo activity, where the drugs you are holding can be solo
  • Reskin - this is primarily for usability purposes, including adding a day and night mode switcher
  • Federal Government - this will randomly target one of the wealthiest players in the game, where Interpol will launch investigations to disrupt the economy

And finally, about bonds and premium membership

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

JTK/Out


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Car Showroom

Hi everyone,

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;

  • Car Auctions - so you can list your cars for automatic sale (for a price) to other players
  • Federal Government - who will automatically target the wealthiest players in the game every few days, in an attempt to disrupt criminal activity (and rebalance the economy)
  • Drug Dealing - so that you can sell drugs on the streets, drugs which you have purchased at wholesale, or produced yourself, though there is a high risk associated with this
  • Profile Posts and Status Updates - Allow status posts on your profile, and other people to post on your wall
  • Forum Revamp - So we can have multiple forums, with threads inside them

So, for now

JTK/Out


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Stark Realisation, Truth, and Cancellation of MO2

Hey everyone

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.

JTK/BackIn

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.


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Play Mafia Online 2 - Development Blog Released - Release Date Rumoured

Hi everyone

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.

JTK/Out


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