Someone just couldn’t be happy that someone took their mayorship (is that a word) of their favorite location through Foursquare. Apparently war is the best solution. Rather than check in again to try and gain mayor rights back, just go straight to war without passing go. Mayor War steps in to help this situation and become your virtual battle ground. They currently only offer an iPhone/iPad/iPod application for you to declare war, but I sense that Android and web based might be close behind.
The idea is simple. Pull together your social army (oh so close to Mafia Wars). There is:
- experience points
- attack points
- and more …
To start a war, either use one of your mayorship locations, or just pick something.
# How do I attack an opponent?
# You can select a target from nearby venues or friends’ venues. After you select a target, you choose a weapon from your arsenal and tap “Attack” button to attack. Your attack may hit or miss, depending on the accuracy of the weapon and the distance to the target. For every attack, there is always a counter-attack from your opponent. The counter attack may hit or miss as well.
From there you just battle. Now you do not get mayor rights to their location, but I think this is more virtual turf wars. To gain supporters they must click a link in Twitter. So the more followers that click your links the better. this becomes more of who will click over how many followers.
So if you just cannot spend enough time checking in and need to protect your fiefdom, this might be the game for you.