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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28-02-2012, 11:13 AM #3481
The tiebreaker goes as follows :
(TDs scored - TDs conceeded) + (CAS inflicted - CAS suffered)to see who claims the highly prized second place. We have the same TD balance, so it'll all be down to CAS. I'm not able to access BB at the moment, but I fear somanyrobots' calculations are correct and that you have won the place on CAS balance. With the reboots and dropouts in the higher Divs that'll probably be enough to secure you a promotion!
- we tied on points
- we drew against each other
- we both lost against somanyrobots
- we both beat alh_p
@ somanyrobots - any chance you could link/post the BBM report from the match?
28-02-2012, 06:53 PM #3482
If anybody would be willing to give me a hand with testing for connection issues, that'd be rad. Specifically, I'd need someone to challenge me with any team and get challenged as well to see if my router freaks out.
28-02-2012, 07:15 PM #3483
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- Jun 2011
The Circus wrapped up my first season back in the Divisions with a 2-0 win over Gorm’s vampires, securing a first place tie breaker at worst. With Gorm down to eleven players for this one I decided to focus on the numbers game. With the Blodge/Leap vamp near untouchable to my rookie team lacking any wrestle or tackle I induced a bribe and opted for targeting Thralls so I could swamp the two Vampires. It worked well, with Gorm down to six players early in the second half and forced to make one die blocks and AG3 dodges aplenty.
For one turn it looked like Gorm was going to get the equaliser, as he managed to dodge his entire team away to form a pretty solid screen on the right flank and needed just one more good turn to secure the position. However it proved a false hope as next turn he one die blitzed with his BC, rolled both down and forgetting it wasn’t his block vamp didn’t reroll. Turnover and stun with the rest of his team in TZs. By the end of my turn the game was over after I stunned the Blodge Vamp, stunned a thrall and double surfed two more. Gorm was down to three players – all stunned – leaving me free to amble a black orc upfield for the second TD.
28-02-2012, 08:04 PM #3484
@Squirrelfanatic. I'd be glad to help out. Are you free right now?
28-02-2012, 08:11 PM #3485
28-02-2012, 08:24 PM #3486
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- Jun 2011
Good game Zoraster, my fault i lost for not paying enough attention. Might have been able to equalise and get a maybe middle of the table end to the season. Oh well. Not sure if i will stick with vamps.
EDIT: Going to change to Skaven, how do i make this known on the sheet?
Last edited by Gorm; 28-02-2012 at 09:02 PM.
28-02-2012, 09:16 PM #3487
My thanks go to The Brain for helping me out. Seems as if I can both challenge and get challenged without any problems, so I'm good to go.
28-02-2012, 09:28 PM #3488
28-02-2012, 10:12 PM #3489
heads up chaps, BB Legendary is 75% off on gamersgate for the next 10 hours if you're trying to convince a friend/loved one to get it
28-02-2012, 10:42 PM #3490
Hmm. Speaking of loved ones one of the other coaches in the Divisions may or may not be my wife. Can you play an online game from two computers on the same network?
28-02-2012, 10:45 PM #3491
Rattatatz (Skaven - mrpier) vs. The Dead Comic Society (Khemri - me)
2 - 2
Well a game where I walk away with a dead Blitz-Ra (Thanks regen, that's 4 deaths in a row you've failed on...) is likely to be a fairly bad game, but it was a pleasantly enjoyable game for all concerned.
The first drive was frankly the most ridiculous display of bashing I've ever seen. By turn 6 the Khemri had handed out 2 injuries and no less than 6 KOs, while the Skaven had yet to do anything more than stun a player. Turn 6 had 3 TGs and the ball carrier sitting on the TD line, and I really should have stalled a few more turns allowing the Skaven a single turn to score which would have been very hard if not impossible. But sadly I decided to walk in the TD and risk it. Stupid me.
5 of the 6 KOed Skaven wake up and a Quick Snap allows the Skaven to position themselves nicely. The Skaven neatly kill a Blitz-Ra and despite a plucky skeleton managing a 2D block on the threatening GR, wrestle brings them both down allowing the Thrower to pitch the ball neatly into his waiting hands and the 1st half ends on 1-1
The Khemri kick off again and the obnoxious slow speed of the Khemri once again allows the Skaven to slip through the lines and manage to take the lead, burning a re-roll on a dodge (Though giving up the chance to 1D block a TG for a crowd-surf, but you know that would have been double-skulls...) to get out of reach. I did a nice misclick when not following up a Push and made this play a bit too easy, I could have at least made the Skaven do one more dodge and have a -1 on their handoff but ah well. Hindsight.
Receiving this time the Khemri live up to their usual game and fail to pick up the ball, but the KOs start getting handed out again and the Khemri gain the upper hand in numbers. Despite a good blitz on the carrier the Skaven can't grab the ball and a Thro-Ra stands up, dodges out of reach (Yes really) and picks up the ball and the Khemri walk in the equaliser on the final turn.
So all in all an actually fairly textbook match. The Khemri bashed the hell out of the Skaven, the Skaven ran rings around the slow skeletons, and Regen utterly failed to be useful. By my count I think it ended with 4 injuries on the Skaven (Including 1 MNG on the +ag GR. Whoever players mrpier next, you can put the cheque in the post) and something like 12 KOs. Of course I somehow suffered the only permanent injury, the only time the Skaven managed to injure someone they roll Dead and stupid regen fails, but that's life eh?
In a surprising turn of events my Dirty Player/Sneaky Git Skeleton was a total legend, managing to hand out a crucial stun, 2 KOs, and an injury. That makes up for him being utter crapass up till now.
Also that hands me the win of Division 4. Huzzah. Also probably means I have over 1 million in cash, so the death of the Blitz-Ra isn't going to dent my coffer too much, just means I have to spent another few matches getting him Mighty Blow. Bah.
Really fun match, my thanks to mrpier for it!
It's clear that without a bit of tackle or just being able to bash freely, Khemri really struggle with ball-mover teams. There simply isn't enough speed on the team to harass the thrower in the enemy half and any players who break through the line. In some ways it may be better to kick short rather than long and keep the thrower closer to the LoS. Something to ponder for next season.
Last edited by JayTee; 28-02-2012 at 10:47 PM.
28-02-2012, 11:10 PM #3492
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- Jun 2011
Oh, forgot to mention you may have to edit the net.xml on one of the machines to use a different port to 16962 for the initial handshake to work (located in ...\data\net)
Last edited by Zoraster; 28-02-2012 at 11:19 PM.
28-02-2012, 11:26 PM #3493
I've been having issues getting blood bowl to start. It just closes open launch, tried verifying it, can get it to launch after verifying it by not interacting with it at all until the menu screen which is.. less then ideal. Anyone had this problem? Anyone that can offer me some tips?
Getting tired of having to validate and reacquire 78 bytes every time I want to play the game.
Last edited by DWZippy; 28-02-2012 at 11:36 PM.
29-02-2012, 01:26 AM #3494
Great, thanks Zoraster. Hope we don't meet though, I imagine she'd smash my team to tiny necro-pieces.
29-02-2012, 01:41 AM #3495
Also, try disabling the movies in the options. I sometimes get a crash when loading the game due to those.
29-02-2012, 09:30 AM #3496
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- Dec 2011
So I was bored at work this morning and admiring ntw's sexy formulas in the spreadsheets when I noticed an error. On the Race Balance sheet, the 'New Pending Teams' column, somehow the Elf and the Lizardmen rows had their formulas replaced with a simple '1'.
If this was done intentionally for some reason, I apologise, but I couldn't see any reason why (there aren't any new or rebooting Lizardmen teams at all that I can see), so I fixed them to match the rest of the column.
29-02-2012, 10:19 AM #3497
Lizardmen was my bad i think, was going to reboot but changed by mind, i changed the R back but must have forgot to do the race balance sheet
29-02-2012, 11:18 AM #3498
@ Dentharial, Good Man (/Elf), thanks. But FYI I think GC did the forumlae on that tab, mine tend to be messier than that ;)
@ LowKey - the race balance sheet should auto update, there should never be a need for anyone to manually change the values.
29-02-2012, 11:52 AM #3499
Just a reminder chaps, season ends on friday! I'd like to do the promotions/demotions over the weekend if at all possible, so if you can get your matches wrapped up by them, that'd be very handy.
New guys! Pay attention as of this weekend - once the promotions/demotions are done (and I'll post something in a suitably bright colour) we'll need you to apply with your fresh 1000TV team in-game ASAP. Other guys, you should already know this :-D. There's likely to be a few double promotions this season, so those 2nd places were worth having after all. Down the bottom, we'll possibly see entire divisions moving up, I'll try to give people a shuffle as usual so you don't play more than 1 same person again.
/Additionally, good spot dentharial - as ntw said, the race balance sheet should update automagically, so no need for anyone to make manual edits there. Look fine with the formulas returned. Maybe I'll lock it if i can :-)Benevolent dictator of the RPS Blood Bowl Divisions of Death - Join us!
29-02-2012, 12:20 PM #3500
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