Aug 6, 2014

Family Ice Event 12


The 12th Family Ice Event event is now underway. We were hoping for some updates with this feature but it’s the same old same old. Besides the obvious (encouraging and rewarding script use) there are many things wrong with this event. The leaderboard only has 4 spots but the top 10 get rewards, the popup after every ice on the fightlist is annoying and interrupts game flow, the rewards have to be collected or you won’t get them (which would be fine unless you are offline when the event expires) and the instructions still haven’t been updated to include Arena ices (they count).  How can families compete when they don’t even know where they stand or who they are competing with? Many families who used to do well in these events have lost interest. The Russians and the nWo Families used to always be on the leaderboard and the Mafia Wars Gods were usually on top. The Sadist Mafia Family has dominated the last 5 and have won the 6 out of the last 7. They Vgttt Family won the last Arena event and it looks like there will be some serious competition between these two. The details of this event are shown below.

The rules and rewards can be found by clicking on the “View Rewards and Info” link. Although it still isn’t stated in the icing explanation, Arena ices do count. If they didn’t, it would be a whole different leaderboard.
ice3Manual players hate these events because of the game interrupting popups while fighting. After 10 seasons of bitching about this, nothing has been done. Thankfully scripts are around to clean up the messes left by Zynga.
ice9Team Spockholm offers a great solution and you can block these annoying and unnecessary popups. Just use the Streamline fighting feature in the Spockholm Mafia Toolbar. Instructions on how to do this can be found here. All the information that takes Zynga a large popup to convey is displayed in the lower left corner of the fight module screen. If you want to see the popup then just click on ‘Show Popup’.ice10When you reach milestone ices of 300, 2,500, 6,000 and 25,000, all members will get a Spiked Out. You only get to keep the item with the highest stats. One thing that should be mentioned is you HAVE to collect the items. If you don’t you won’t get any. This becomes problematic at the end of the event. If a family masters the event on the last day, players who haven’t been online before the event expires will not get the loot. This is one of many things that should be changed with this event.
If your family ruby masters this event, everyone can add the bronze, silver and gold Spiked Out to any of their Family Properties. You will lose the items anyway so why not? If you are still upgrading your Mansion you may want to hold off and wait for the next event because building up your property health will slow down the upgrading process.
fp1ice13Upon mastery, families have the option to reset mastery for 1,000 reward points and this can only be done by the GM/GF or Underbosses. If they do, they will not lose progress on the leaderboard. They will automatically get the loot if they have passed the criteria to master the event a 2nd time. All players who aren’t in an admin role will see a ruby start instead of a reward point purchase button.
When the event expires, the rewards are passed out. In the beginning of these ice events, the top 3 families got a loot item plus skill points and the top 10 families get skill points. Because of a bug during the 5th Family Ice Event, the top 5 families have gotten loot items ever since.  The leaderboard loot reward is a Grey Mongoose . The #1 family get a gold item, #2 gets a silver item and #3-5 get a bronze.
fice7fice6fice5Below is a break down of how the last 7 leaderboard rewards worked.

Family Position Reward
1 +20 Skill Points/Gold Grey Mongoose
2 +15 Skill Points/Silver Grey Mongoose
3+10 Skill Points/Bronze Grey Mongoose
4+10 Skill Points/Bronze Grey Mongoose
5+10 Skill Points/Bronze Grey Mongoose
6+5 Skill Points
7+5 Skill Points
8+5 Skill Points
9+5 Skill Points
10+5 Skill Points

The Ice Tracker is a community run leaderboard created by Team Spockholm (not yet updated at the time of this post).  It is only as good as its participants but can give some families an idea of where they stand. For instructions on how to use it, go here. The viewing link is shown below. Until it’s updated the results from the last event will show up.


1 comment:

  1. If only arena ices didn't count toward it then you can see who is actually fighting instead of just running arena all day, especially those accounts with a lot of stamina that can keep leveling.


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