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Munch Competitions, The Rules

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  1. mamutas

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    What are Munch Competitions?

    1. Munch Competitions are a non-perpetual competitions, made out of consecutively run seasons. Each season participating teams are grouped into the divisions of 6 to 8 teams where they compete in Round Robin format. At the end of the competition, top 2 to 4 teams from each division are invited into Play Offs played in Knock Out format.

    2. The winner and the runner up of the Play Offs are awarded forum badges.

    3. Currently three Munch Competitions are offered: Munch Spoon, a competition for new teams only; Munch Cup, a competition for previously played team with TV under 1500; Munch Bowl, a competition for previously played team with TV above 1500.

    4. Alongside Munch Competitions, a ladder The Muncher is also run where coaches can pick up games with their teams not participating in the Munch Competitions.

    Where are Munch Competitions?

    5. Munch Competitions are online leagues run in Blood Bowl II video game. Search for "BBTactics Munch Cup" league name when joining. The league will contain The Muncher and all ongoing Munch competitions.

    Which teams are eligible to participate?

    6. To be able to participate the team needs to be:

    6.a: Munch Spoon accepts only new, previously not played teams with no less than 11 players,

    6.b: Munch Cup and Munch Bowl accept any team that previously played in BBTactics.com competitions only. Teams with adjusted TV value under 1500 are eligible for Munch Cup; with TV value 1500 and above - for Munch Bowl.

    7. The coach can have multiple teams across all BBTactics Munch Competitions, but only one team per competition.

    How the games are played?

    8. All coaches signing up for the competition accept that all matches should be played, that sportsmanship and fun are important, and that times and deadlines are to be respected.

    9. The matches are played at the rate 1 match per week. There will be match making threads provided in this forums that coaches need to use to schedule their matches.

    10. At the end of the week period, the match days will be advanced and the result for all unplayed matches will be set by administrator, unless there is a reasonable agreement made with the administration to extend the deadline.

    11. All the matches should be played. If for any reason, the match has been disconnected, it should be replayed, unless both coaches would come to the outcome agreement. Such agreement needs to be posted here on the forums so the administration has sufficient information to make the decision.

    11.a Conceding the match is not tolerated lightly in this league. We understand that there could be really serious reasons to concede the match, but none of them should be due to your team performance in game. No rage quitting!

    12. The competitions will be set to allow coaches to self-validate their results.

    12.a After the match completion, the match should be uploaded using BB2StatsGrabber. The responsibility to upload falls to the winning coach; or the coach who scored the last, in case of the draw; or the coach who played the last turn, if there were no TDs. More info about BB2StatsGrabber can be found in item 29.

    How the results are determined?

    13. The match result is determined by its validation by both participating coaches.

    14. If the result is not validated by the coaches, they both need to post here on the forum to inform admin about outcome of the game, and what actions are expected.

    15. If there is a need for admin to set the match score manually, the following rules will be used:

    15.a. When scheduling, if one coach doesn't post his availability at all, we give the other coach a 2-0 win in the form of a concession (double $ and MVP).

    15.b. If both coaches post availability, but no schedule fits them both, and if there's one of them who's clearly offered more options, we give that last coach a 2-1 win (regular $ and MVP for both).

    15.c. If they both forget scheduling, or if they both post but no schedule fits them both and they both offered more or less the same amount of options, we admin a 0-0.

    16. All the matches results are as present in the game. Any other tools used are for statistical purposes only and don't change the outcome of the game.

    How rankings are determined?

    17. The rankings will be determined by the in-game algorithms: what is shown in Leaderboard tab of the competition will be the final rankings.

    17.a. If in any circumstances, where teams cannot be compared within the same leader boards, the following tie-breaker rules will be used (assuming the same number of games played):
    - Number of points
    - Number of Wins
    - Touchdowns scored - Touchdowns sustained
    - Touchdowns scored
    - Casualties inflicted - Casualties sustained
    - Casualties inflicted
    - Random selection
    All values for the tie-breakers will be extracted from in-game team information.

    How teams are replaced?

    18. Where a team leaves or is removed from the competition, the league administration will replace the team through any appropriate means, usually through the request for applications from the community.

    19. Such replacement teams inherit the record and standings of the replaced team.

    Fair Play

    20. This league will not tolerate content or actions that could be considered as 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. This league will not tolerate any cheating or game bug exploit.

    22. The coaches who broke the fair play rules could be the subject to expulsion from the competition and the forum.

    Game Specifics

    23. Turn duration will be 4 minutes.

    24. Ageing will be turned on.

    25. Stadium and their upgrades are allowed.

    26. All in game elements are allowed unless they are recognized as game bugs (like 2nd Apothecary usage).

    27. Stalling and fouling (even on turn 16) are normal elements of the game and should be expected.

    Player market

    28. In between seasons, the player market will be open and coaches can trade their player how they see fit and however game allows them.
     
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    BB2StatsGrabber

    29. 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 3 the use of BB2StatsGrabber will be mandatory in the Munch Cup, Munch Spoon and Muncher leagues. At least one player from each game will need to upload the replay file.


    Installing BB2StatsGrabber:

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

    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.

    Using BB2StatsGrabber:

    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 browser 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 question. Since there are 3 divisions, how are allocated the spots for the playoffs? 2 each with 2 for the two best third? 4 each with first of each division (and best second) with a bye in the first turn of the playoffs? Other?
     
  4. mamutas

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    4 top teams will go in play off from each division. 2nd places will play 3rd places, winners will play 1st places.
    I'll post the seedlings shortly.
     
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    So the champions of each division won't play off against each other? Players will just be crowned the champion of Morg etc then?
     
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    And we all know that Griff > All.
     
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    No. There will be one champion in the end. 12 player single elimination bracket. It just first places will get byes the first round
     
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    Will new teams be put in a division together or will they be cannon fodder for well developed teams early on?
    :)
     
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    All the teams will be sorted by their adjusted TV values and then divided in divisions of 8. So, it is likely that there will be some more developed teams in you division, unless we get a full set of 8 new ones.
    But you have time to play with your team in Muncher and get those SPPs still.
     
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    I'm not sure if these tiles have been updated since we merged CTA2 and The Muncher. According to Rule 6 (specifically 6c), a team that played in CTA2 and moved to The Muncher would be ineligible, which I think is not the intent. I think we can now combine 6b and 6c to say that teams that have played all of their games in (list of leagues, including CTA2), and have played no games in any league not listed, are eligible. And maybe call out specifically that if a CTA 2 team played in a non-affiliated league, they are ineligible. I think the existing 6b is also potentially confusing, as I think it can be read to mean if you've played in one of the listed leagues, you're eligible, but if you've played in more than one, you're not. I think the intention is that playing in more than one of the listed leagues is okay but you can't have played in any non-listed leagues. I can come up with better wording when I'm at home on my computer and not on my phone.
     
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    Updated section 6 about team elgibility.
    Add requirements for StatsGrabber in the 2nd post.
     
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    Is rule 16 now redundant / contradictory?
    Rule 12a (apart from the responsibility aspect) is expanded in rule 29, so might also be redundant.
     
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    Thanks. I had updated items 12a and 16.
     
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    12a) Final knit pick, who is responsible on a 0-0 draw?

    Would making the home team responsible for uploading draws help?
     
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    Who pays attention to the home team?

    I'd say the one receiving in the first half, since they are defending last and thus the ones that last stopped the score and kept it a draw instead of a loss. (But it is always preferable to talk about it ;))
     
  16. mamutas

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    I agree with @Nikolai II, it will always be better to confirm.
    Although in case of BB2StatsGrabber, the came only be uploaded once anyway, so I don't see it a big issue.
    But I had updated the rules just to please you @Goatee. :D
     
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    Consider me pleased :)
     
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    Well, BB2statsgrabber is not working for me now, and many other ppl - just check tickets on their bug report subsite. One of them with answer "(...) Not being parsed on server is known issue that i will investigate in about a week when Im back from vacation". Im gonna ask other player to upload until then.
     
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