Mafia Wars Is Over

Goodbye Mafia Wars it was nice knowing ye... Three weeks of PC problems has made me realize that I have wasted too much time on the game.  Mafia Wars started off as a fun diversion that took no more than 15 minutes to play every other day. It later became an obsessive ordeal for which I was logging in two and three times a day to my Facebook account just to play Mafia Wars. A 90 minute time waster every freaking day! Mafia Wars is a fun game but - there is no end in sight. An addiction or compulsion is an obsessive or abnormal behaviour that revolves around a certain thing or activity. Whether your addiction is poker, cigarettes or porn, there is always a conclusion. And then you start over. In Mafia Wars there was not even the satisfaction of starting over, only the long and continuous travelling from country to country, completing operations, crimes and killing and robbing people.
Mafia Wars
An extended break from the game has allowed me to realize just how much time was lost. Goodbye to Brazil, even though I have yet to see you in person. Goodbye to Las Vegas even though I have not travelled to your far away lands. And New York, perhaps I will visit you again, face to face.
I have completed all my virtual travels to nearly every city and country without losing a dime. What I have lost is many hours. I will only blame Mafia Wars for making me late for work once. Just so that you understand, I am almost obsessive about getting to work on time. If I don't get to work fifteen minutes before my start time I consider myself late.
So with a final hurrah, I gave away all my gifts to all the hot girls with the real Facebook photo IDs who friended me for the game. I gave away cars, weapons and animals to my most loyal Mafiosa who aided me through my missions.

Things I did when my PC went down:
  • Wrote with a pen
  • Paid my bills by cheque
  • Cleaned my condo
  • Folded my laundry ( I was living out of my laundry basket for the last month, maybe I should explain that in another post)
  • Went on a couple dates (This had nothing to do with my computer, I am just bragging)
  • Cleaned my condo a second time (Here too I am bragging)
  • Did the crossword
  • Had a party
  • Took a walk
  • Got to work way too early
Mafia Wars: The Big Heist
 Things I will do instead of playing Mafia Wars:
  • Watch TV
  • Call my friends
  • Finish building my bar
  • Take my bike out for a spin
  • Shower
  • Go the nearest department store and set all their alarm clocks to go off at the same time
  • Synchronize my remote to my neighbours TV
  • Install Ubuntu
  • Have a root canal
  • Eat dirt
  • Start new rumours
  • Spread lies
From their website, "Mafia Wars is the #1 crime genre game with over 7 million players playing daily. Mafia Wars is part of the Zynga family of games. Zynga is the #1 social gaming company on the web. Zynga was founded specifically to add a social element to casual online games..." And stop inviting me to play Mafia Wars 2!


  1. Glad to hear you will be making better use of your time! Off to collect rent in CityVille...

  2. The only game I still have is Texas Hold Em - just because I know I can control my gambling and only play once in a blue moon.
    I stopped playing Scrabble when someone accused me of cheating just because I was beating her.

  3. I haven't looked back since deleting MW from Fecebook. Cold turkey has never been easier.

  4. That's pretty good Mike considering you were smoking MW daily