Here is the statement Zynga put out on it http://zynga.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/1946
Mafia Wars Sept. 5 Performance Issues
Mafia Wars is currently having performance issues, resulting in long load times (spinning revolver) and white screens for some players.
The San Juan event is currently paused while we work on restoring acceptable performance levels. No progress will be lost for players already participating.
Our operations teams is actively working on resolving the performance issues.
We currently have a forums announcement about the issue - http://forums.zynga.com/showthread.php?p=6804594
The latest announcements will be posted in the Mafia Wars forums, or on our Facebook Fan Page:
Thank you for your continued patience!
Will it come back ??? Dont look like it will this weekend if you read what Jonezie Malone one of the Forum Managers has to say about it. http://forums.zynga.com/showthread.php?t=726780
It is really unfortunate this has happened again. They also need to communicate better with all their departments so all their stories match up, Customer service says one thing, the forum says another and Zynga says something else. I do hope Zynga does compensate all of us who were in the middle of fighting these Bosses as these fight took a ton of stamina & health and that isn't cheap.
They really should stop with these kind of events it does nothing but throw the game into chaos and make everyone mad. But I understand they are trying to keep the game fresh for us but if your servers cant handle it then don't put it out.
I for one am going to be asking for compensation on this event as I used a ton of stamina only to be shut down right at the end of the second Boss when he only had 2000 health left.