We're excited to announce that the first major expansion for Mafia is now available for testing on battle.net on the Americas server
Search for -Mafia 2.0 Beta- and you can host a lobby! -- Or follow this link: battlenet:://starcraft/map/1/318621
We're hoping to get a lot of bug feedback and general balance/feel feedback as we iterate over the next few weeks, everything is subject to change and alteration.
Your banks will work and will update on the map, but due to the unstable nature of testing we recommend everyone backs up their bank before going hard on it.
We have a list of known issues in that forum too so take a look
Please give your feedback in this forum!
I'd like to take a moment to shout out @Frinckles - I've worked with a few prospective devs since @Dark.Revenant retired but there hasn't been anyone with more of a passion to get this back alive than this guy. He copped a lot of undeserved flak last year when he was first learning the ropes on the map and I think every damn person on this forum should comment on this thread with Thanks Frinckles, you're a top bloke - because without his determination this wouldn't be happening at all.
If you have issues with this iteration of the map, flame me this time too because a lot of the design decisions were mine not his, he just coded it
Also like to give a shout out to @Arrow . Managing this staff set is sometimes not an easy task and he balances that as well as managing all of the different versions we had floating about. Without his assistance we would have lost heaps more time to version mismatches and all kinds of broken stuff.
We still have a fair way to go before this update is ready to supersede the main map, and the reason we're hosting them in parallel is so people can host either the stable main map or the experimental new map - Thanks for coming along with us for the ride.
Beta Related News:
State of the Beta 1: https://www.sc2mafia.com/forum/showthread.php/46512-State-of-the-Beta-1?p=858112#post858112
State of the Beta 2: https://www.sc2mafia.com/forum/showt...562#post875562