It seems to be a buggy day for Mafia Wars today. There are 2 issues affecting players today. They are listed below. They hope to have them exterminated soon.
Incoming reports have indicated accepting a Carnaval Mask gift request does not increase the mask counter. The Mafia Wars team has identified this problem and will have this issue addressed shortly. The Mafia Team understands accepting Carnaval Masks is critical to gaining early access to Brazil.
Despite this recent carnaval counter problem everyone will continue to be provided with a fair chance to gain early access to Brazil! Thanks for your patience while this issue is resolved.
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