View Poll Results: What should the new look divisions look like?
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No change! I fear change!
Triplets! I love triplets!
GC's lovely 1-2-quad based tier system. It's clearly the best!
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02-12-2011, 11:44 PM #2341
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- Jun 2011
Cwoac and i have tried unsuccessfully to play our match several times times this week but RL keeps getting in the way. I think this one may have to go to a draw. Can an admin sort this for us please. Its all in the group thread.
03-12-2011, 10:06 AM #2342
03-12-2011, 12:16 PM #2343
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- Jun 2011
Smaug and I played a game. Smaug smashed my mans into the ground, 2 dead, 5 more in the injury box, until I barely had a player standing, he scored a winning touchdown to take the score to 2-1 on turn 15. At this point the game disconnected.
And then reconnected a minute later. Phew.
If the game could be validated so I can rebuy all my dead mans in preparation of next season that would be nice.
Last edited by Alistair Hutton; 03-12-2011 at 12:22 PM.
03-12-2011, 12:40 PM #2344
Just met Tom O'Bedlam in our final Div F game, in which my filler vampire team once again had a tremendous showing: 3-nil to me.
The injury rolls throughout the game favoured me, with very few thralls getting hurt by blood lust and several of Tom's humans acting as if someone had made their armour out of broken glass. The vamps outnumbered the humans by the end of the game, which has never happened to me before.
Cheers to Tom for the game and being a patient sport about his nuffling.
03-12-2011, 01:49 PM #2345
That was a horror show! Poor Blighters, they don't have vampires in Albion, the poor fellas never stood a chance. Sadly, it wasn't all being outclassed and bad rolls. I made two or three really naff decisions that Screwie exploited beautifully. Chief amongst them was not realising how devastating hypnotism is.
Still, it's not been a bad season for the Blighters, though my forgetting about FF is really costing me. Luckily it looks like I'll be in Div F or 6 again next season to get more practice. Unless windward wins against jryan, then (if my maths is right) I may end up going up, which would be bad...“Technology is a bad thing, people”
03-12-2011, 10:34 PM #2346
I sent a PM to windward. I hope to get the game completed by tomorrow.
03-12-2011, 11:49 PM #2347
Don't keep me in suspense!“Technology is a bad thing, people”
03-12-2011, 11:57 PM #2348
04-12-2011, 02:43 PM #2349
04-12-2011, 09:16 PM #2350
I'm throwing my hat in the ring to join the league. Coach name: Ergonomic Cat. I'm planning to try out an Amazon team, just to see how they work.
04-12-2011, 10:37 PM #2351
My Seaside Sirens faced off against alh_p's Worldbeaters in a rematch - after scarring the Chaoscreatures badly two seasons ago, both sides were eager to test their skills against each other. With 170k inducements, the Sirens can't decide between hiring a wizard or bribing one of the referees with their feminine charm (in the form of swords, daggers and knives), and hiring a booth babe for additional... err.. charm.
When Wynde the Kicker successfully bats her eyes at the Ref in turn 3 after literally dis-groining the Worldbeater's Minotaur, the right choice was confirmed. Even though the receiving Beastmen break through and are forced to score early in turn 6, Khorne's army is down two players already.
The Sirens use the remaining two turns of the half-time and wreak havoc among the chaos warriors and beastmen - ending the half with 4 seriously injured and bedazzled Chaoslings (one of them from a failed dodge), a full team of Amazons and a score that is 1-1.
The second half continues as the first ended - the Sirens continue using their numerical advantage at full strength, and score an aggressive 2-1 in turn 12 after injuring another two Worldbeaters. The Sirens briefly considered stalling for an easy 2-1 win, but quickly decided to rather aim for another touchdown.
Another two KOs and one injury later, the game ends 3-1 for the Seaside Sirens, securing their ascension to the illustrious league of Champions.
It wasn't the dice. At least not on the Sirens' side, but alh_p's armor breaks and injury rolls looked like Nuffle was in for a real vengeance against his team. Apart from a single badly hurt Chaos Warrior, all other injuries were serious - I have never before felt so sorry for a Chaosteam in my entire time of playing BloodBowl.
Thanks for being a good sport despite the disastrous armour-rolls, alh_p!
04-12-2011, 10:41 PM #2352
2-0 victory over Sponge's Prefistoric gave my elves a chance to show off. The first touchdown was somewhat spectacular and must have been incredibly disheartening for Sponge as he saw the ball snatched out from his solid block of lizards and passed down the pitch. I'd been unable to slow his advance and lost a number of players to crowdsurfs and casualties. He took the opportunity to cage up on the side of the pitch to run the clock down while I marshalled my remaining forces to try and scare him into making a touchdown and leave me time to equalise. It perhaps worked too well, as I spotted an opportunity to dodge one of my AG5 players in down the sidelines to get a 2D block on the ball carrier, which knocked the ball into range one of my runners. He lobbed it up pitch to my other runner who'd been lurking in scoring range, who turned the tables and loitered next to the endzone until turn 8.
The 2nd half began with me receiving and a plan to make a quick touchdown to secure the match. A blizzard complicated matters by removing my ability to make long passes, but I managed to move the ball up the sidelines quickly with dump offs and Sponge could only get a lose screen of lizards between my abomination of a Witch Elf and the end-zone. AG5 made the chain-dodge less risky than trying to blitz a gap, so that's what I did and scored a second touchdown before he could box me in.
Despite ending the season on a high note I'm afraid I'm going to have to pull the Lampshades out over Christmas due to limited playing time. I hope I can slot back in with the same team at some point but no worries if not.
04-12-2011, 11:29 PM #2353
After five seasons of giving up spp's by not wearing any armour and causing multiple injuries on my own team, I've decided to retire my vamp team. I've grown frustrated with every player being inept or unreliable, and after 15 games they have only had equal or better numbers with the opponent in the last quarter twice - once was vs goblins, the other was a game where every single piece of luck went my way - until my router exploded and the game had to be admined as a draw.
If the remaining Lizard Man slot is still free I would like to be them (If David Icke says they rule the world, that's good enough for me!), but if not I'll be Undeads please - AV8 regen-ing linemen (for just 40k!) would be ace.
Last edited by boots468; 04-12-2011 at 11:32 PM.
04-12-2011, 11:45 PM #2354
No word from Windward, and it's going on 11pm GMT so it'snot looking like it will happen this weekend.
05-12-2011, 12:17 AM #2355
05-12-2011, 09:18 AM #2356
Division D ended last night with a 1-0 victory for me over Imirk, I kicked for the first half and managed to snatch the ball away to score on the 8th turn, unfortunately Imirk needed to go at the start of the second half which meant we had to end turn the rest of the game, was a shame as the first half had been close but ho hum
05-12-2011, 12:42 PM #2357
I think that does it for me with this team. It's been a pretty rough ride over the last year with them and my novice coaching skills have been laid bare all too often. On this occasion I had fairly appaling dice and I'm afraid VV did always seeem to roll a pow, but my errors in team management make it very hard for me to be competitive with better developed teams when the luck is against me.
The contrast with jarvis's much newer team in my previous match was striking, despite being a couple of 100 TV lower, his lineup had almost all players with at least 1 skill whereas I have a team with very strong concentrations of SPP. I have two level 5 beastmen who've hogged the TDs. Part of that has been due to tactical expediency - it starts with picking the ball up with a player who has surehands and ends with running the TD in with that same player because it's less risky than handing off.
I'm a little jaded by all this, I have to say i've struggled to get motivated for the matches of late (maybe that's just skyrim). I'm not sure whether to have a little break from BB or start a new team...
If I were to start a new team I'm then faced with the choice of a new race, although I'm not so sure about giving up a Chaos slot when they appear to be in such high demand. My only previous experience of multiplayer has been Dwarves, so I'm tempted by High/Dark Elves for a bit more nimble stuff (I've quite enjoyed having 3 AG4 beastmen) but I do so hate losing players that I might go with the n00b's choice of Orcs. Note that making other people cry rather than me has only a small bearing on this choice! :)
05-12-2011, 01:07 PM #2358
Orcs are slow and far from agile. Your "chaos warriors" will be slower and clumsier than the ones you are used to, and your other players will be slower and lack access to as many skills as chaos. Although orc blitzers are great, I love those guys.
With any team you're going to have a tradeoff between winning the game and getting SPPs on the right mans.
You could always sack one of your overly levelled players, and do more handoffs with the other one...
And yes, I am having trouble playing Not Skyrim when I could be playing Skyrim - but I am trying to see it as a good way to extend my time with Skyrim rather than being dragged away from it.
05-12-2011, 01:08 PM #2359
Wait, there might be a Chaos spot going free??
Curses, but I only just started my dark elf team this season!
05-12-2011, 01:27 PM #2360
Dark Elves are astonishingly resilient once they get Dodge or Block. The beauty of Elf-teams is that all the players are capable of doing scoring moves.
By the way, I'm seriously glad to see the Amazons getting some love again in the Divisions. It felt really lonely. (Still probably rerolling in a season or two, because I am really bad at the TV management.)