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24-10-2015, 07:17 PM #1
Including Blood Bowl in October's Community Update
I'm Krathor and over the last six months I've been responsible for the monthly Community Update on the main RPS site, among other things. I've had the opportunity to show off the best of what the community has been up to, which is cool.
Anyway, the last time I mentioned the Blood Bowl community was back in June. It was an odd time because the sequel was due imminently, and so I obviously did signpost new players to the existing league, I took some flak in the comments for suggesting they hold off until BB2 came about. Not a lot else seems to have come from it, so I want to try again.
BB2 is here and (from what I can tell from my casual lurking), the RPS community has:
- An ongoing league of the first game still.
- A (fairly new) league of the second game.
My understanding is that both are still open to new players, and will continue to be so for the foreseeable future.
Is this correct? Does anyone have any particularly interesting moments of late from recent games they'd like to share with the wider world? Or perhaps... some screenshots? I always give credit when used.
Let me know below!
24-10-2015, 07:48 PM #2
Thanks for this that would be great. I'm the hapless fool looking after the BB2 league.
The league is indeed open to all new players and the scheduled persistent league is currently about halfway through and will be recruiting for season 2 in around a week for a probable mid-November start.
Despite a few bugs and bizarre rule implementations (some of which were fixed in a recent patch) the teams in S1 are enjoying themselves immensely!
There's a great screenie showing almost all of my team KO'd in the match report thread and a few from other players too. One coach iirc was streaming their games.
Can you let us know a deadline and I will also spread the word!
Last edited by Ethelred; 24-10-2015 at 08:12 PM.
25-10-2015, 12:51 AM #3
26-10-2015, 12:06 PM #4
Hi Krathor, my small experience. I played a few seasons of BB1 DoD with my Norse warriors. I won a few, I lost more.
I have though signed up for BB2's Crest of the Earl DOD mk2 and was drawn in my first match against one of the stalwarts of the DoD in grinn, the monster from Malta who intimidated the top level of the BB1 DoD for years with his Orcs.
Needless to say, our game showed the beauty and agony of Blood Bowl, with grinn tactically outclassing me on several turns, but the dice on the key plays happened to fall my way. His Dark Elves successfully pressured and broke my initial assault, but this came at the expense of one of his Line Elves falling down Dead underneath a tumbling Chaos Warrior. His super agile elves then managed to utterly fail to pick up the ball and couldn't get a touchdown before half-time.
In the second half, grinn opened my left hand side with a quick offensive drive and had a good odds pass to hit his receiver in the end-zone, but my level 1 nobody of a Beastman went and put up his big paw and picked his pass off! The game then decended into a big fight with another of grinn's elves meeting his maker before one of my CW's crossed the line with the last play of the game!
In summary, get the new version, join the DoD now whilst everyone has similarly under-developed teams. It's a fantastically level playing field full of comedy and tragedy!
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Thanks for your kind comments and, of course, the contributions. Very much appreciated.
I know some of you have already provided your thoughts, but if you'd like to give input on the future of the Community Updates (and similar content), feel free to post in this thread. I already have some ideas (as you'll see from the most recent post) but I'd still like feedback - which will either validate my thinking, or disprove it.