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    Big Crunch 2 Rules


    League Format:


    1) The League will Consist of 5 Divisions each containing 10 teams

    2) All Races in the cyanide client are eligible to participate

    3) Promotions and Demotions are as in this diagram.

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    i) Any coach who wishes to reroll their team at the end of the season will be seeded into Tier 4 and all other teams will move up one placement in the league standings.

    ii) If a coach decides to take a one season break from the league, he/she will move to the top of the league waiting list and be seeded into the league at the next opportunity

    iii) If a coach decides to leave the league altogether, and then wishes to reapply at a future date, he will be placed at the bottom of the league waiting list

    iv) Once a coach has rerolled their team to another team they may not return to the old team.

    v) Once a team has returned the admin staff will try to ensure that the team is placed in a suitable tier (based on their previous placement). However current teams will take precedence and no one will return in tier 1.


    Team entry:


    1) Only new teams may apply to Big Crunch 2

    a) The starting TV must not exceed a team value above 1000

    i) The newly created team has a minimum of 11 players within its starting roster.
    ii) The newly created team has a minimum team value of 500 within its starting roster.
    iii) The team may not have played any matches prior to joining Big Crunch


    2) The team may not play matches in any other leagues in between seasons

    3) All entries are accepted at the discretion of the league commissioner. Where circumstances warrant the league commissioner reserves the right to enforce sanctions up to and including the right to permanently bar a coach from entry into the Big Crunch 2.

    a) Such circumstances may include, but are not limited to, failure to complete a previous season within Big Crunch 2 league or an affiliated league, infringement or breach of league rules and infringement or breach of forum rules.


    4) The team must apply to the league in game within the deadlines advised by the league commissioner at the beginning of the season. Failure to do so may see the team passed over for another waiting team.

    Match arrangement:

    5) Matches are played at the rate of 1 per week.

    6) Match weeks begin from 00.00 GMT on Wednesday morning and end at 23.59 GMT on Tuesday evening in any given week.

    7) Each coach is responsible for arranging to meet their respective opponent during each week and playing the match.

    a) Matches may be arranged by any means available to the coaches, including bbtactics forums match arranging threads and Private Messaging.

    b) It is, however, recommended that coaches use the bbtactics forum match arranging threads in order to allow a clear and visible record for the league commissioner and administration team in the event of a match being subject to an administration result. The league commissioner and administration team are unable to consider information that is not presented to them in a timely manner.


    8) Where coaches are unable to arrange between themselves or otherwise unable to complete their match within the week, the result of the match shall be decided by the league commissioner and administration team.

    a) Where a match cannot be arranged the administration will consider the impact of as many factors as possible to determine the fairest result to both parties and their application in a manner consistent across the league.

    i) Such factors may include, but are not limited to, the promptness of arrangement attempts by both coaches, the relative availability of both coaches, the time zone difference faced by both coaches, attempts by both coaches to cancel or reschedule as well as any scheduled arrangements that did not take place and the reasons such arrangements were missed.
    ii) Coaches are expected to frequent the forums in a suitable manner as to allow prompt scheduling of matches and communication with both coaches and the administration team as may be required.
    iii) It is recommended that both parties actively engage to ensure that such arrangements can be made as early as possible within each game week to sufficient time for successful scheduling.


    9) Where coaches are unable to complete a match due to disconnection, server failure or other interruption to service, other than failure to arrange the match, where feasible, coaches are encouraged to rearrange the match within the week where possible and a replay of the match completed. This however is not a requirement and one or both coach(es) may request that the result be subject to administration. Where rearrangement is not agreed the match will be subject to administration. In addition where such a disconnection occurs, the replay must not be uploaded until or unless instructed to do so by the league commissioner or administration team.

    a) Where a replay is to be arranged and the Cyanide server has stored an incorrect match results, both players must contact the league commissioner or administration team to request the match to be reset to allow replay.

    b) Where a replay is arranged, the players may not replay the match in such a manner as to recreate the outcome of the match from the beginning up to the point at which disconnection occurred and continue the game from this point.

    10) Where coaches are unable to complete a match due to one player conceding a match a replay is possible if the coach who did not forfeit is happy for it to take place. This however is not a requirement and is left entirely to the discretion of the coach who did not concede the match. Conceding a match to preserve your team is against the spirit of fair play in the Big Crunch 2. Where rearrangement is not agreed the match result will be determined by the administration team. In addition where such a concession occurs, the replay must not be uploaded until or unless instructed to do so by the league commissioner or administration team.

    a) Where a replay is to be arranged and the Cyanide server has stored an incorrect match results, both players must contact the league commissioner or administration team to request the match to be reset to allow replay.

    b) Where a replay is arranged, the players may not replay the match in such a manner as to recreate the outcome of the match from the beginning up to the point at which disconnection occurred and continue the game from this point.

    c) In addition the Admin team reserves the right to impose further sanctions on the coach who conceded the match if they judge that they abused the spirit of fair play in the Big Crunch. This sanctions are outlined below in the Rule 23.

    11) Where coaches are unable to complete a match due to disconnection, server failure or other interruption to service, other than failure to arrange the match, where the Cyanide server has recorded the result at the point of disconnection, both coaches may, by mutual consent, request that the result as recorded stands as the final match result. Where this is agreed, both players must contact the league commissioner or administration team to request the match to be allowed to stand as recorded. In addition where such a disconnection occurs, the replay must not be uploaded to until or unless instructed to do so by the league commissioner or administration team.

    i) If a misclick or game glitch threatens to ruin your game, you are advised to discuss it with your opponent as soon as possible. You and your opponent may decide on a course of action, such as skipping a turn or resetting the match. However, your opponent is under no obligation to agree to such measures, for example, if they believe that those measures may hurt their team in some way. If you and your opponent can agree on a course of action following a misclick or game glitch, then you should immediately take that action. If you cannot come to a consensus, then finish the game. If you were the victim of a misclick, then the game result stands. If you were on the receiving end of a game glitch, the result also stands UNLESS you believe your opponent was deliberately abusing said glitch, in which case, contact an administrator who will review the situation and take appropriate action - in such a case, request in the help thread and via PM to the admins that your game not be validated immediately.
     
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    Match administration:

    12) Where the result of a match is subject to administration, the league commissioner and administration team will only administer results as available within the tools provided by Cyanide. This therefore allows only the following results.

    a) A 2-0 conceded result. The winning coach will receive 2 x match winnings and randomly assigned star player points representing 2 MVPs and 2 Touchdowns. The losing coach receives no winnings and no star player points.

    b) A 2-1 result. The winning coach will receive match winnings and randomly assigned star player points representing 1 MVP and 2 Touchdowns. The losing coach shall receive normal winnings and randomly assigned star player points representing 1 MVP and 1 Touchdown.


    c) A 0-0 draw result. Both teams receive normal winnings and randomly assigned star player points representing 1 MVP and 1 Touchdown each.

    13) The following guidelines will be applied when assessing the administered result to be applied to the match when caused by failure to arrange and play within the week.

    a) Where one coach has demonstrably attempted to arrange the match and the other has not, the result will favour the arranging coach.

    b) Where both coaches have demonstrably attempted to arrange the match the result should be administered neutrally unless the league commissioner or administration team consider one coach’s availability to be limited to the point of precluding the reasonable arrangement of a match.

    c) Where neither coach has demonstrably attempted to arrange the match the result will be administered neutrally.

    14) The following guidelines will be applied when assessing the administered result to be applied to the match when caused by disconnection, server failure or other interruption to service, other than failure to arrange the match.

    a) Where a result is administered due to disconnection, the party deemed by the software not to be the one responsible for the disconnection will be given the favourable result.

    b) Where a result is administered due to disconnection and the party deemed by the software to be the one responsible cannot be determined the result will be administered neutrally.

    c) Where a result is administered due to the failure of the Cyanide server to record the result and the game was completed, the result will be administered to reflect the outcome of the original result with regard to winner.


    15) The league commissioner and administration team reserve the right to depart from the above guidelines where circumstances warrant such action in the interests of providing the most equitable result of the match for the participants involved.

    Rankings:

    16) Where eligibility for promotion or demotions the ranking will be calculated using the following.

    a) Rankings are determined by the awarding of points based on the result of each match played. 3 points for the winning team in a match, 1 point for both teams in a draw and 0 points for the losing team in a match.

    b) Where rankings are equivalent by points, teams are further distinguished by touchdown difference, this being the total number of touchdowns scored by the team, less the total number of touchdowns concede by the team.

    i) Where rankings are provided using touchdown difference, touchdowns arising from administered results are included as they are representational of result as applied by the league commissioner.

    c) Where rankings are equivalent by points and touchdown difference, the total touchdowns scored shall determine ranking.

    d) Where rankings are equivalent by points, touchdown difference and total touchdowns then the match result of the tied teams will be used with the winner going above the loser.

    f) Where rankings are equivalent by points, touchdown difference, total touchdowns and match result shall be determined by random dice roll performed by the league commissioner

    g) Furthermore if the overall championship comes down to a coin toss the coin toss will not take place and the tied teams will be declared joint champions.


    Replacement teams:

    17) Where a team leaves or is removed from the Big Crunch 2, the league commissioner and administration team reserve the right to replace the team through any appropriate means, usually through the request for applications from the community.

    a) Such replacement teams inherit the record and standings if it is deemed appropriate by the administration team.

    Implementation in Blood Bowl 2:

    18) Any non cosmetic changes to your home stadium are banned.

    19) Aging has been turned off.

    Fair Play, Cheating and Abuse:


    20) The league commissioner and administration team will not tolerate coaches to act in a manner considered to be offensive or abusive to other coaches, including but not limited to harassment, discrimination or abuse on the basis of ethnicity, sex, age, religion, sexual orientation or political ideology.

    21) The league commissioner and administration team will not tolerate the abuse of bugs or features in manners other than designed.

    22) The league commissioner and administration team reserve the right to sanction any coach or coaches deemed to have abused the spirit of fair play, including, but not limited to, the undeclared coaching of another coaches team, the fixing of match results within Big Crunch 2 and the fixing of match results within affiliated leagues and the abuse of the replacement team process for the exploitation of ranking or other perceived advantage.

    23) Where circumstances warrant the league commissioner reserves the right to enforce sanctions up to and including the right to permanently bar a coach from entry into Big Crunch 2. In addition where appropriate the league commissioner reserves the right to raise matters to the attention of the forum administrator for sanction as appropriate.

    24) The league commissioner and administration team reserve the right to sanction any coach or coaches who do not make a reasonable attempt to either play or complete their match. We recognise that coaches are allowed to play their matches however they see fit, but it is incumbent on both coaches to actually play their match.
     
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    In our first season we will competing for seeding in season 2. The coaches be dividing up randomly into a number of divisions (hopefully five) of no more than ten coaches. Seedings in to season 2 will then be determined by the final ranking in season 1. AltDwarf Premiership being the top division where you compete for the championship and to avoid getting relegated to tier 2 (tier 1). Nordland and Reikland (tier 2) where you can get promoted up to tier 1 as well as as get relegated to tier 3. Ostland and Averland (tier 3) where you compete to advance to tier 2.

    For example if we have 40 coaches we would divide the competition up into 5 groups of 8 teams. The groups for season 2 would be determined as follows.

    Altdwarf: Those teams who finished 1st and 2nd.
    Reikland: Those teams who finished 3rd and 6th.
    Nordland: Those teams who finished 4th and 5th.
    Ostland: Those teams who finished 7th.
    Averland: Those teams who finished 8th.
     
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    This is just a quick guide to how the Big Crunch 2 will be implemented in Blood Bowl 2 and those of you not used to league play.

    4 Minute turns. As new teams are added to BB2 there will be teams such as Khorne and Vamps who need the time.

    No aging. There are not enough players in the current Big Crunch who have got old through enough matches for it to make any difference.

    No Stadium enhancements. Blood Bowl is not a balanced game however Developed Elves with a free Wizard half the time is pushing it too far.

    Quitting in game is deeply frowned on and could see you being kicked out of the BC2. Whilst sometimes a quit is acceptable, having to take someone to hospital for example, quitting to protect your team is not acceptable. Everyone is in this league to have fun and makes a commitment to play at the agreed time.

    If you join the Big Crunch 2 you are committing to play for the season with your team. You cannot switch teams part way through a season. You can change teams at the end of a season and you will keep your place in the BC2 but your new team will be seeded in the bottom tier.
     
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    I have been looking at a number of standings and stats packages for BB2 and I am have not found one I am entirely happy with. So for season 1 I will calculate the standings in Excel. Hopefully in time for season 2 we will be able to get something in place.
     
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    Just checking no restrictions on inducements at all.
    If you want to burn your own money for a wizard as the higher TV team that's all good?
    Also I presume it's OK to visually upgrade the stadium, just no game changing enhancements?
     
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    Yes to both.
     
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    Very curious as we're heading into the last weeks of Season 1: How does this break down with 7 divisions of 10 teams?
     
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    Division winners and top 3 second place teams to go Altdwarf. Same all the way down, backfill as needed based on performance.
     
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    If we expand to one hundred coaches it will be top two and 6 best third placed coaches seeded into two 'AltDwarfs'. Everyone else gets seeded into four tier two divisions. Apart from the bottom placed and three worst 9th placed teams who will go in to tier 3 with all the rookie teams. We will not be able to make the final decision on expansion till we have heard from most of you in the decision thread.
     
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    But then who is the champion?!?! I need bragging rights man!
     
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    Top coach in each premiership play each other in a Grand Final.
     
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    "Top three" based on what division they're currently in? Or based on their performance over the first season?
     
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    Over all divisions
     
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    At the end of season 1 the following were added to the rules.

    Updated league structure

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    Also the addition of BB2StatsGrabber

    24) A replay from each completed match must be uploaded to the appropriate match day, league, season and division within BB2StatsGrabber on completion of the match prior to the validation of the match result by the league commissioner and administration team.

    a) The responsibility to upload the replay lies with the match winner.

    b) In the event of a draw, both players are responsible for agreeing the party to upload the replay and ensuring that this occurs.

    c) In all cases both parties are responsible for notifying the league commissioner and administration team should the uploaded BB2StatsGrabber result not reflect the true result of the match as played.

    d) Any attempt to achieve the validation of an incorrect match result through the alteration, falsification or other deliberate misstatement of the result in game, in communication with the administration team or through the BB2StatsGrabber result process shall face immediate sanction.

    25) BB2StatsGrabber is a tool that gathers statistics and info from Blood Bowl 2 replay files. This allows you to see some basic luck and risk numbers from your games, but more importantly tracks teams records, league standings and player statistics through the league season (and potentially beyond). Starting in Season 2 the use of BB2StatsGrabber will be mandatory in the Big Crunch 2 league. At least one player from each game will need to upload the replay file.

    For season standings will be determined separately.

    Installing BB2StatsGrabber:

    Go to this page and Download and Install the most recent version (highest number). Currently this is 1.3.7BETA.


    Uploading Replays:

    After playing your Blood Bowl 2 game, open the BB2StatsGrabber program and you will see this screen



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    but it will have an Upload Game/Replay Button where the current View Game button is. Just click the upload button and the StatsGrabber program will upload the replay and find the proper league and everything on its own. Your responsibilities are finished!! Nice job!!


    Using BB2StatsGrabber:

    The program, even in its developmental state has quite a bit to offer.

    On the far left is a list of all of the leagues that have at least one replay uploaded (with the leagues you have uploaded games to at the top). The mid-screen will show all of the games uploaded to the selected league, with a button to View the stats from that particular game. The Disable button will disable that replay from counting towards the totals for the league. No one besides an Admin should be pressing this button (or the Create Manual Game button up top). As of now no replay files are ever deleted, so it is just one click to restore the game file so it is more annoying and unnecessary than harmful.

    Just below the League Name in the center of the screen is the View League Stats button, this will open an internet brower page that will show League Standings, Records and Stats from the chosen league.



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    You can click on any of the team names to view the current status of that team. Clicking the Date/Time link under Games Played will let you see the stats from any of the uploaded games' Mordrek has even recently added a Web-Replay feature that lets you watch a replay of any of the uploaded games in a new browser window. The Stats list and Pie Chart have drop down menus to view other categories.
     
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    Just a quick double check regarding fouling before the league gets off, revenge fouling and turn 16 fouling are legal I assume?
     
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    Yes is legal, we don't have any rule about that question. We talk about sportmanship, but fouling in turn 16 is legal.
     
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    Not only legal but encouraged:skull::skull:
     
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    It is legal. However it does not happen very often as most top coaches don't like to handicap a team who can still take points of the rest of the division. Also bear in mind you could well face these coaches again and they will remember.
     
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    Thanks for the replies, Ill prepare the spiked boots!