Making a new thread here mostly to garner attention, it’s the end of the year and a few things need to be discussed. First on the table is the Smog Awards and have our own little discussion about those. I’m still looking back on all the games but by far the most interesting of the games to watch was Metroid Prime 2 Mafia and it did some things I did not expect out of a game. For games I played Underground was great but really slanted towards the human players, where I got great abilities some of my fellow teammates got nearly useless ones. Persona Mafia, another Acklow game was also great and I honestly think this design could be more or less copied completely so long as the chain-killing system was removed and you needed to find and kill those who needed you dead as well. I’m not going to try to say anyone who is the best mafia player so far as I intend to read through all the games again. Looking back we all must agree smogon mafia is dying once again. We have had some great moments and interesting games. But for every one of that there is some horrible imbalance or unmotivated players. In our last game I and a good number of other players had been outright idling and not giving and care about it. Subs were nonexistent so we just got the hosts begging for subs in every post they make. We only had one beginner game, Futarama Mafia, and what the hell is someone like Walrein doing in a game for beginners? In terms of activity we are becoming really closed nit as a community, maybe more beginner games would be nice for actual new people. Clearly we aren’t the same as CAP which is also trying to recruit new blood but following some of their discussion would be nice. If we could connect with others who may be interested in playing mafia, and if we take a risk and let them play and make their own mistakes we might find ourselves with new users and surprise more people. I suggested earlier in the month on #ffm that this lull in games was good for us as a whole because we are probably burned out of mafia. I’d rather only play one or two interesting bigs/experts than having played 8 and half were really bad. I’ve rambled on a bit, and I’ll probably ramble on in this thread more, but what are your thoughts?