View Poll Results: What should the new look divisions look like?

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  • No change! I fear change!

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  • Triplets! I love triplets!

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  • GC's lovely 1-2-quad based tier system. It's clearly the best!

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    Division 1 - Bishi Bashi Speshal vs The 4 Colour Villains.

    A good close match.

    After the severe drubbing the Speshal have received in their last two matches, it was nice to see luck turn in their favour. Despite making several mistakes in my defence, The Villains just couldn't get their passes to connect. This allowed me time to maximise my blocking, which did connect.

    The 2nd half saw me 1-0 up, and happy to stall for time. An attempt by The Villains scariest player (+2 Str Blitzer) to break my cage left him vulnerable, and The Speshal didn't need another invite to give him the kicking he obviously deserved. Fortunately Groovy had his apothecary left to change the broken neck to merely a broken jaw (I think).

    The final turn saw The Villains attempt a potential equalizing pass, which again failed at the last hurdle.

    Final score 1-0 to Bishi Bashi Speshal.

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    Final game in the championship will go unplayed. Our work schedules have combined to wipe out the options. Now grinn is stuck in work tonight and I need an early night.

    I have checked the stats in game and grinn is so far ahead on the tie break there was no prospect of relegation even if i had won and as i intended to foul out my key players to keep them fit for next season while farming pass spps on a few linemen that wasnt likely anyway.

    By my calculations i would have needed to outscore/cas by around 20, a very tall order even against a squad of snotlings.
    Last edited by Corkir; 03-12-2012 at 07:58 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alistair Hutton View Post
    Poetic license, also know as lies, also know as "He's not even a real Weasel", also known as "Why hasn't my Div C game with The Brain been validated, I want 8 players with Guard?"
    I can't believe it was still not validated even now. I have validated it, and I wish you luck with your level ups.

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    Wonder if I should reboot then, I've got the ratz to the championship and didn't make it. I'll check what races are free.

    I'm thinking Vampires, Undead or Chaos.
    Last edited by mrpier; 03-12-2012 at 09:02 PM.

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    Me and Janek will need an extension please, will play wednesday

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    I'm counting on your to beat Janek, Kajo! :)

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    A few games still outstanding and the season finished... last night! So, tardy folks, you're lucky I'm not really in the next couple of nights, but friday morning I will be defaulting anything that hasn't been played, doing promotions and setting up for the live draw (which will probably be sunday night?).

    New guys/departures make sure everything in the sheet is up to date (it looks pretty good to me). If someone's been missing for the last 2 games in your divisions, let us know in here so we can mark them up as Z if they're AWOL without any reason.

    Everyone - check we haven't marked you as 'Z' by mistake before friday!!
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    Groovy, do you think the new season would be a good time to draw a line under the current threadnaught, and move to a new thread?
    The first post in this one is a little out of date (with the "organise your matches HERE" pointing to a thread we no longer use) and there's a closed poll at the top of it. Also there are 406 pages, which might be intimidating to new players.

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    Unless Walrus replies er...now, then he's been missing for all 3 games, as far as I'm aware. This is in Division F.
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    Alright, good points all regarding the thread, it's worrying if people can't post in here (and it's bothered me that I can't remove a poll once added for a while).

    NEW SEASON WILL MEAN A NEW THREAD. YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED> FURTHER MESSAGES TO COME...

    @Dentharial, I've Z'd walrus out for now.
    WALRUS, feel free to remove that Z if you intend to keep playing next season?
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    Quote Originally Posted by groovychainsaw View Post
    NEW SEASON WILL MEAN A NEW THREAD. YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED> FURTHER MESSAGES TO COME...
    I knew this thread couldn't survive without me.

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    About time!

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    Right, I've set myself up as rebootin' as Chaos next season, I might change my mind until friday, but I doubt it. My first team in the divisions was a Chaos team with no rerolls, I will not make that same terrible mistake twice.

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    Not when there are so many other terrible mistakes to make!

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    Like choosing chaos?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 20phoenix View Post
    Like choosing chaos?
    lol

    I'm wondering if my boring humans with default stats and three re-rolls will be good enough. Then again I basically don't know anything as far as strategy is concerned outside of "get the ball and run down the field".

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    Quote Originally Posted by President Weasel View Post
    I can't believe it was still not validated even now. I have validated it, and I wish you luck with your level ups.
    Wulf levelled up. He's now my Stand Firm, Might Blow, Guard, Tackle, Dodge, Block Blitzer.

    I was tempted by Piling On for a while and also thought about Shadowing but I realised I didn't have enough of the "Fuck you buddy" skills on my team, only one player with Side Step and that's it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Delusibeta View Post
    lol

    I'm wondering if my boring humans with default stats and three re-rolls will be good enough. Then again I basically don't know anything as far as strategy is concerned outside of "get the ball and run down the field".
    There's a few posts by me on this board about exactly how cool and sexy you have to be to play Humans. 3 Re-rolls is a good amount. Did you go Ogre?

    Humans starting up is really, really rough. Everyone is better than you. At everything. I think the Ogre is important to stop the Elven sides from out bashing you. The first game I played in the DoD I earned zero SPPs (even the MVP died). It was brutal. The key is getting Guard ASAP on as many players as you can to make you better at bash (any other skill on a Blitzer is a luxury you can't afford early on, I would even recommend forgoing Dodge on your Blitzers on a double to get Guard as first skill up. You could maybe allow your 4th Blitzer to go Mighty Blow as first skill to create a killer). Accurate on your thrower only makes you fractionally better at a passing game, Strong Arm is the game changer (along with Accurate). If I was ruthless I'd be willing to hire and fire Throwers if they don't hit a double by their second skill roll.

    Eventually you'll get your bash game to a high enough level that you can start dispensing with Linemen and replacing them with fragile, awful Catchers. You'd be surprised by the number of coaches you panic at the sight of 4 human Catchers legging it into their backfield on offence. To begin with though you should start speccing the Catchers up as defensive players to deal with the more agile teams. MV 8 and catch is good enough as offensive skills to start with, they don't need that much help scoring (this is a lie, AG 4 helps them a fuck load). Wrestle & Diving Tackle & Tackle as a combo can really upset players who've been specced out the wazoo to be invulnerable. And Dauntless. Nothing funnier than a Human Catcher with Wrestle and Dauntless sprinting 9 squares and taking down the ball carrier deep in the backfield. They're like a shit version of a Gutter Runner that way.

    But that last paragraph is for the future. To start with you've got to play a mobile running game. Screen you Thrower and work back and forth across the pitch hoping your opponent pulls themselves thin and then punch the gap to go through.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Alistair Hutton View Post
    [Cool sounding human stuff snipped so I'm not quoting something huge for a 2 line reply.]
    All that strategy sounds really cool. It actually makes me want to play something with a bit more finesse, rather than the "WAAAAAGH! HIT 'IM AGAIN!" tactics that I employ as orcs.
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    Div A: Anupshi Rises (KHE, Dog Pants) 0 - 1 Death Vengeance of Doom (LIZ, Wink5000)

    The final game of the season for Div A could end in promotion for either team. It starts with a short kick to the Death Vengeance of Doom which falls short and bounces of the back of one of the defenders' heads. With a free pickup the ball is given to a Saurus and the Lizardmen waste no time in smashing into the Khemri line. The ball moves little for a few minutes, but two Anupshi players are taken off in the violent manoeuvring. As things being to mix up and the defenders thin out the Lizards suddenly thrust down the right field. A handful of Khemri get behind the ball to slow the advance but the ball carrier smashes free and doglegs across the pitch towards the touchline. A desperate, dodging response by a sparse couple of defenders somehow manages to knock the charging Saurus down, but can't stop the trailing Skink following up and stealing the ball from under their noses to saunter over the line.
    The kick-off restarts the match too long this time and is given to a winging Tomb Guardian who smashes down the left flank, but faced with the ticking clock overextends and falls as he is squeezed against the line.

    Death Vengeance of Doom kick again for the start of the second half, with the Anupshi star Thro-Ra getting under the ball for a first time catch. The attackers waste no time in charging up the weak right field en-masse and are three quarters of the way to the touchline before they lose their momentum. The ball carrier pushes free of the pack and makes a dash with a couple of escorts, but as defending Lizards close in a lightning bolt hurtles from the crowd and blasts him into unconsciousness. Both teams close in and the ball is knocked around in the brawl, eventually landing in the hands of the DVoD veteran Saurus. Deflecting all attacks as he grinds his way out of the scrum he breaks free and hurries back down the pitch for another attempt at scoring. A few Khemri near the back of the pack manage to mark him, and finally he is brought down by his own tail as he tries to outmanoeuvre his shambling opponents. A nearby Skink looks like he might get a last second snatch and dash, but it is not to be and the whistle blows with the ball lying free.

    Coach Dog Pants stands before the Pharaowners, looking for all the world like a green-painted human with a false nose and a bad suit. As ridiculous as he feels, the dead eyes of his bosses don't seem to notice. The stuffy heat of the tomb stifles him and makes him sweat, and he knows that the green paint will be starting to run soon. The Pharaowners stare in silence for a while and he wonders if they've finally died properly, but the silence is broken by the singular statement "win more games". Taking that as a dismissal, Coach Dog Pants nervously sidles away.
    Last edited by Dog Pants; 05-12-2012 at 10:06 PM.

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