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  1. Original post updated to reflect two changes we decided upon: 1) Coaches will be ranked based on the cumulative score of all their teams in the ladder combined. 2) There is no minimum number of matches played.
  2. Greetings OCC Coaches! To properly celebrate the arrival of BB2 Legendary Edition, Cerumol is organizing an invitational tournament, the Legendary Invitational. This tournament will be using the new resurrection tournament rules coming with BB2 LE. For more information on this, as well as the Legendary Invitational in general, have a look at the rules at https://docs.google.com/document/d/1eCa3hNY1p1df0cP3EKcRF0-HhVcLHfQQs6g3QK1g8_Y/ (note that the rules might be changed slightly still, to accomodate the fact that star players cannot be rostered in BB2 LE). The Orca Cola Championship has been invited to send 2 sets of 4 coaches to the Legendary Invitational. In order to find the 8 worthy candidates, we have decided to hold a competition, the Orca Cola Championship Legandary Invitational Qualifier (OCC LI Qualifier for short). The competition will be an open ladder, and the 8 coaches to qualify will be those with the highest ranking cumulative score across all the teams that they played in the ladder. This means that coaches can play multiple teams, but all of their results will count towards the final standing. We will be posting weekly standings (because the standings within the BB2 client will only reflect the standings of individual teams). Note also that there will be no minimum requirement of matches played. So, let's lay down the basic rules first: Game: BB2 (note: not Legendary Edition, as this qualifier is taking place before Legandary Edition is released) League name: OCC LI Qualifier League settings: New teams only, no ageing, no market, stadium enhancements allowed, 3 minute turns You might have some questions at this moment, and we have thought of some answers in advance, so have a look at the following FAQ. Who can participate? Any coach who is currently playing in an OCC league (OCC1 or OCC2), or who has in the past played in an OCC league and has not been banned. Note that coaches who have applied to either OCC1 or OCC2, and who are currently on the reserves list because there wasn't enough room, are also eligible. How do I get into the competition? You need to create a new team, apply to the league in game, and then post in this thread and wait for an admin to accept your team. Can I play in the competition with multiple teams? Yes. You can of course only qualify once (your highest ranking team will be considered). Additionally, we will punish any attempt to abuse the fact that you can have multiple teams in the competition. On the other hand, we want to give coaches who got very unlucky with their first team the opportunity to attempt again with another team. How are the matches arranged for this competition? You will be using the random matchmaking of BB2 to arrange matches. We encourage everyone to use our Discord channel established for this purpose to let other coaches know that you are "spinning". You can also post in this thread to let others know that you will be "spinning" at a specific time. How long will the competition run? We expect the competition to run approximately 10 weeks. There is no fixed end date yet, because this depends on when exactly BB2 LE will be published. One final word: The OCC LI Qualifier is an OCC league. This means that all of the OCC's rules apply, including our Code of Conduct and the fact that concessions are not allowed - if you start a match, you finish it. Alright, I bet you're all excited now, so head over and apply. If you have any questions, post them here. Good luck, may Nuffle's gaze avoid you as much as possible!
  3. It's the number that you see in game as well, after the match is done and you look at the score. We don't know how Cyanide calculates it, at least not that I'm aware of. I noticed, though, that more TDs and more casualties tend to give higher ratings
  4. You hadn't been given "Coach" access yet, so you were unable to see the relevant section of the forum. I have changed that now, and you should be able to see this (the OCC1 boards). Go to your relevant division, find the match day post, and post there. Also, read all the other stuff you find there, it's all very informative. I'd also suggest that you have a look at the OCC rulebook, where the question of how games should be scheduled is mentioned.
  5. Grats @twitch.tv/the_Sage_BB! Though, speaking from personal experience, I can say: Playing Wood Elves is cheating
  6. Brilliant, no tiers lost this season, nice work!
  7. Good stuff everyone, let's have some fun in OCC1!
  8. Greetings everyone! You may have already noticed, we put a Paypal donation button at the top right of the forum. There used to be a donation button on the forum at some point in the past, but for a long time now, we haven't had one. So why did we put the button back in? The most basic and direct answer is: Running the Orca Cola Championship web site and server comes with expenses, and we hope to cover at least part of those through donations. We don't want anyone to feel obligated to donate. The OCC is not a community that requires members to pay a membership fee, and every coach should know that they are welcome, no strings attached. However, I have been approached a few times over the years by coaches who asked if they can donate, and at the time I told them no, cause we didn't have the button. The new Paypal button is therefore our way of telling everyone: If you absolutely feel you want to donate money, to help us cover expenses, then you can, and we will be grateful to anyone who does. But I want to make one thing clear, none of the greensuits are in this for the money, and if there should ever be a time when the donations exceed expenses, we will try to find a great way of giving it back to the community - or stop donations for a while. If you have any questions, just post them below. Borke
  9. The OCC is a great community, and one of the best places out there to find good Blood Bowl gaming, and it is thanks to the founders, many of whom are now Teals, that it was so successful and became what it is. I can only speak for myself, of course, when I say that I intend to keep the OCC as great as it is and continue in the legacy of Zephire, Doomy and all the others. In honour of Doomy's favourite past time, we'll affix a plaque to the banhammer, reading: "Doomy's Best Friend"
  10. Underworld represent!
  11. faq

    Quick important note: The password reset functionality should be working again now. No actual change to how you use the uploader, just very important to anyone who forgot their password.
  12. faq

    Manual has been updated slightly, new sections are marked in orange.
  13. Please note: this is for the OCC1 only, not OCC2. Q: How does the OCC1 uploader work? A: Below are the instructions on how to use the OCC1 uploader. Please make sure to read the full document, as it is important that you understand this new tool. The OCC Uploader is not BBM Do not assume that the OCC Uploader works like BBM. There will be several small aspects in which it is different, and by treating the OCC Uploader as a completely new thing, you will avoid making mistakes. Make an archive of replays The OCC Uploader is brand new, and there will be the occasional hickup, bug or problem in the transitional period. By making your own archive of replays, you ensure that even if something goes wrong with an uploaded replay, you still have it available to try again later. Be aware that for the purpose of the archive, you need to always save 3 to 5 files for each match: The replay file (usually starts with „Replay...“ and ends with „.db“) The match report file (usually called „MatchReport.sqlite“) 1 to 3 log files (their name depends on the version of the game you are using, for Blood Bowl Chaos Edition they are called „BB_Chaos000.log“, „BB_Chaos001.log“ and „BB_Chaos002.log“, for example) We suggest that you make a folder, called „BB Replays“ for example, and then for each match, you create a sub folder, for example „OCC S31 MD1“. Into this sub folder, you copy all the files pertaining to a particular match. So where do you find the files? The match report file and the log files are usually found in the main Blood Bowl documents folder, which by default should be something like: \Documents\BloodBowlChaos\ (also depends on the version you are using) In this folder you will find something like this (in this case one log file and the match report are highlighted): The replay file is found in a sub folder, namely: \Documents\BloodBowlChaos\Saves\Replays\ (again, depending on the game version you are using) I suggest that you sort this sub folder by „last change date“, so that the most recently modified file is at the top. That will be your most recent replay file, as highlighted in this screenshot: So now you know how to make an archive of your replays, what files you need to archive, and where to find them. Sequence after each match After each (OCC) match you play you should do the following: Agree who will make the upload (only one coach should upload each match; usually the winner of a match should make the upload, but the coaches can agree to handle it differently) Log off from Blood Bowl (and DO NOT log in to Blood Bowl again before you've made a copy of your files; that would cause the files to be overwritten) Make a new archive sub folder for your match Copy all necessary files (see previous section) from the Blood Bowl folders to your archive sub folder Go to the OCC Uploader web site Upload the files For the time being, you should also post in the relevant validation thread after you uploaded your match, if you want your match to be validated ahead of time How to upload files The OCC Uploader can be found at http://orcacola.fiery-gnome.com/. These are the steps you need to take to upload a match: Log in (if you are not already logged in) Go to the menu „Uploads -> Upload Match“ Select the files from your computer (best to use the archive files you created); note that for the „Log File(s)“, you need to select all of the log files at the same time, by using CTRL+Click (if your browser does not support selecting multiple files at the same time, you should see three selection boxes for „Log File(s)“ instead) Click the check box "Orca Cola Match?", then select the match day and division for which you are uploading the match. Click „Upload“ Keep the browser page open until you see a „Success“ message (or alternatively, an error, of which you should immediately inform us) In some cases, before getting a „Success“, you might be asked to enter the names of the coaches involved in the match; in this case, just fill in the names (exactly as they appear in game!!) and continue the upload Ok, now you know the basics of how to use the OCC Uploader to upload your match replays, there is one final thing you need. What happens to my match after I uploaded it? Immediately after you've uploaded your match, it should appear already on your account under the menu "Upoads -> My Uploaded Matches"; the column "Is Processed" will not have a check mark yet Every 5 minutes, the OCC Uploader processes all unprocessed matches; therefore, a maximum of 5 minutes after you uploaded your match, it should get a check mark under "Is Processed" As soon as a match has been processed, if it was an OCC match, it will also appear on the front page (click "Orca Cola" in the top left corner to get back to the front page of the uploader), under "Recently played matches"; each match in here even has a "eye icon" to the right side of it, where you can click to access statistics about the match How do I get an account for the uploader? That's easy, just go to http://orcacola.fiery-gnome.com/ and click „Register“. When choosing your password, make it one that you can remember, since there is no „password recovery“ function yet. Questions? If you have any questions (and I'm sure I have missed stuff), send a PM to Borke or post them in the Questions forum.
  14. New season, new chance for the team to get dismembered...

    1. 20phoenix

      20phoenix

      The fun part is finding out how :)

    2. raikaria

      raikaria

      Dismemberment is fun unless it is by Chorf. Knowing you gave 2 SSP's to those guys...

  15. Only one day until kick-off, can't wait!