As for criteria - I took W/L as my baseline, and then used my own subjective judgement on top of this to give me an order.
Power Rank Q1 2014
1.Holyflare the Insane
To my horror, I discovered that Holy had a 6-0 record in the period, with wins as both mafia and town. Naturally I wanted to put myself above him anyway due to style points, but sadly I couldn’t. Holyflare bested me in my only loss of the period, so in a direct head-to-head, he takes it. From yolo bussing his team-mate in Cultured and riding it out to an endgame lylo to insanely but correctly tunnelling DP in Titanic III, he’s rode himself to a flawless record.
One bad loss in Survivor, but a bunch of other crushing performances, including a sweet mafia victory in an all-star town in Shadow. #2 like a boss, top 2 GB represent.
3.Koshi the qtpie
With a win as mafia and a bunch of strong town performances with good reads, Koshi gets the number three spot for consistency. Makes good calls, fun to play with, wins a lot - what more can anyone ask for?
Played the most games over the period, with a pretty decent record. Always plays decently as scum and puts up a good fight, maybe he’d be higher if he didn’t go completely nuts every now and then. But catches enough mafia to make him an asset and worthy of a pretty sweet power ranking after all.
Artanis loathes playing mafia but managed to completely swizzle town in I’m a Cop You Idiot II, which is almost enough alone to include him on here. Some really solid games as town too, including a poetic woofing dog, means he secures his place.
One of our new players, who always tries her best. Palmar decided to shoot her in Default Suspicions for no particular reason, yet she’s managed to rack up a 4-0 record in the period, with solid performances in all her games. Nice.
Another new dude. Not many games yet, but solid reads on his fellow DMers helped bring about victory in Foundation Mafia. And he followed this up by making flawless reads in Heavyweight Championships II. Watch this space?
8.Palmar the ass
An old hat back in the ring. Christened as “ass” in PYP: Fisticuffs, he’s pushed decent day 1 lynches as town (geript in Survivor, Toad in Default Suspicion) while putting in a strong scum performance in Titanic III, only let down by his team-mates. Losses sprinkled in there though, none more than getting lynched day 1 as mafia in Heavyweight Championship II, keeping his ranking down.
So according to my records thrawn has played quite a bit and is on a run of 4 consecutive wins, so he must be doing something right. Usually more insightful than he gives himself credit for, he managed to turn around a sticky situation in Heavyweight Champs II and avoid the lynch from a pretty bad spot. Otherwise just generally consistent play gets him a spot here.
Similar to rayn, Oats has played a large number of games in the period, and has accumulated a pretty nice W/L of 6-3 in that time. Much of the time forgettable or perhaps not so useful, Oats had a great game in Foundation, basically nailing all the mafia and forcing scum to dispose of him early on. For that performance and a good overall record, he gets my last spot.
Vivax and JarjarDrinks have the dubious honour of being the two players with an 0-3 record in the period. With both in action at the moment, let’s see if they can end their 2014 jinx...