I think we all agree that mafia has become quite stale. The last few games I have played have been pretty dull, (though I did enjoy both of b_t's NOC's) and I agree that multifaction is quite boring and it's difficult for new players. The first game I ever played here was general spoon/tas's sinking submarine mafia and it was hands down the most fun game I've played here and maybe that's why I kept joining games because I liked that one so much. The reason was that everyone in the game was really into it and the irc channel was almost always active. This kinda atmosphere has been non existent in almost every other game I've joined here.
I suppose I am just repeating what everyone else has said but we definatley need to reinvigorate the type of games that are being run, not restricting but just encouraging simpler games to get more people involved, I know when I first started playing the community seemed really tight knit and it was pretty daunting joining the irc channel for a game and receiving negativity from some of the 'old' players. I think I agree with pluff here (though I started playing a year ago so things may have already changed) we definatley need our attitude towards new players changed, running more standard 2v1 mafia v village games that are more suited to newer players, and some more free for alls because they are damn fun.
[11:15] itchni i always image vintage books to be part of a mafia real life
[11:15] itchni but like a sexy girl mafioso