Mafia Wars: Some Random Thoughts of Louise, Maniac, Lvl 701

Facebook gives me the creeps. Both in a good and bad way. Well, good news first, it sucks up idle time and keeps the sleepyhead in me up on my toes till the wee (and unholy) hours of the morning. Aside from the given plus of FB as we  all know, connecting friends, classmates, cousins, strangers for games and all the connections possible under the sun, I realized I could play a computer game.

Well, I did level up a few back then in a couple of Nintendo Game and Watch games called Egg and Donkey Kong but that was it.  A few years after that, with the now relic thing called family computer, I was also unsuccessfully desperate  to save the princess in Mario Bros. Then there was Ice Climber, LOL, that game was so funny I would always fall through the layers of ice before I reach the peak, and yeah, the paths were so slippery, I always tripped. Clumsy me.

Early 2009 when I was newbie in FB and the walls were boring like a ghost town (I only had like 15 friends), I got busy cooking in Restaurant City , opened my own virtual cafe and increased my friends to 300, traded ingredients here and there and leveled up to the maximum. The virtual business was a success, expanded my space with the help of my virtual crew of 8.  I got bored and left, and didn’t come back for a long time now. ( My crew is prolly be dead right now anyways).

Then I stumbled upon Mafia Wars by the end of June.  There, I was introduced to whole new world of robbers, hitlisters, fighters, killers. I played with the keys and started to increase my own mafia, slowly adding up till I reached 1ooo plus members, as of this writing. I don’t exactly understand at the beginning why it would be fun just clicking buttons to fight and use energy and stamina without seeing it in action, like we do in boxing matches or the like.

Apparently,  I have learned to appreciate and love the game , because I am still clicking to master challenges and declare wars and ask for loots for almost 16 months now and counting.

Sure, it bothers me when I wake up to see my properties  being robbed big time in New York City but I don’t worry cause I can always rob them back. Yes, I do have virtual properties in New York, Bangkok, Moscow, Cuba and Las Vegas, the latest being Italy which opened officially today, Oct.22.

Also, it is only in Mafia where I own billions and millions in bank in all of those cities mentioned. Yes, only in Mafia. Drool.

Some hard lessons in Mafia are :

If you don’t want to be robbed, snuffed in fights and beaten till your iced , invest in good weapons and vehicles ( and loots), always remember to bank your money, increase your defense and attack stats; and never never leave your health above 20 before you sleep.

I can rant the whole day about Mafia but then there’s a very crucial thing called work and bills, jolting me back to the real world. Sometimes I play more than I work, that isn’t good eh, so it takes real discipline in keeping your fingers from logging in FB every 20 minutes or so.

But hey, it is fun while it lasts.

9 Responses to “Mafia Wars: Some Random Thoughts of Louise, Maniac, Lvl 701”

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  1. Josiet says:

    My son teased me that I am not a “gamer” like him and his dad. And that’s coming from a 6-year old!
    The only game I play is spider solitaire on my iPhone and that’s only when I have nothing better to do. LOL!

  2. Dhemz says:

    I completely agree with you when it comes to facebooking…lol! hey, I played mafia wars before and mob wars too!

  3. I am lost to this one as I don’t know anything about games lol.

  4. marri says:

    Unfortunately, I can hardly relate to these kinds of stories about playing online games even in FB. But when I started to read your post regarding the old handheld games… I somehow travel back. I finished Octopus and Popeye in game and watch. LOL!!!

  5. I used to play MW during its beta stages and I’ve outgrown it when other farming games sprouted and those city-building games as well. I got lost in the process of playing games in FB. I had to actually pluck myself from the chair at times. Thank goodness they are all behind me now. I’ll just concentrate in blogging than playing, except for Coaster Ville! hahaha

    Ria C

  6. kulasa says:

    …hmmmm sounds like a game my hubby could easily get hooked too 🙂 I will share this to him 🙂 he is right now playing ssshhh “candy crush,” hehehehe…there are so many things now in the virtual world that could entertain us and take us away from the stress of the real world…it helps for as long as we still balance our time well between play and work 🙂 have a great time working and playing too 🙂

  7. Marie says:

    This seems fun! 🙂
    Ma-try nga minsan. Hehehe.

  8. papaleng says:

    Same here but not with Mafia Wars, I used to spend plenty hours tending my Farm at FarmVille. In this game lang kasi that I can own acre of farmland and at the same time enjoy planting trees and exchanging needs with friends.

  9. Cheerful says:

    i have no idea about these new games, i am seeing candy crusg, 4 pics, etc. but never played it. but i used to play farmtown and farmville ages ago but i stopped, taken so much of my time…and i focused on it too much, hehehe! 🙂 enjoy while you can…