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Piranjade: Thanks for the link!
Yeal, Ogres aren't for me. While I have no problem playing recklessly with my Zombies I just cannot do it with Snotlings.

NAF members are mainly tabletop leagues, right? That might influence the table a little, I think.
For example new players might be a bit more inclined to play Orcs and Humans because they get those with the game as opposed to buying new team miniatures when you're already more into the game and more experienced.
Also the length of a league tournament can influence the chances of a team quite a bit. Some teams are better in the first few games but loose footing when most teams have level 3 players.
And then there are fun players like me, who aren't really good at the game but enjoy it nevertheless and play slightly stranger teams. :-D
I started yesterday ogre campaign and had two matches against hard difficulty cpu vampire's and norse - both ended up 0-0, but the funniest moment was when i blitzed a vampire with five snotlings and it failed its regen then died..

Wicked evil things for str 1 :D
If someone is bored and wants to see some Ogre silliness against cpu - i think this might be the replay:

https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B0DuDXuxRgeAM1JSVGhlcElhU0k/edit
Post edited January 14, 2013 by iippo
but the funniest moment was when i blitzed a vampire with five snotlings and it failed its regen then died..
Heh. A quick note: if you want a challenge leave difficulty on medium. The dif setting just influences how much risk the computer is willing to take. Easy creates a lot of turnovers and hard makes him play very conservative, hardly moving the ball at all, which results in a lot of draws. Medium is in fact the most difficult setting.
but the funniest moment was when i blitzed a vampire with five snotlings and it failed its regen then died..
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E_A: Heh. A quick note: if you want a challenge leave difficulty on medium. The dif setting just influences how much risk the computer is willing to take. Easy creates a lot of turnovers and hard makes him play very conservative, hardly moving the ball at all, which results in a lot of draws. Medium is in fact the most difficult setting.
Thats interesting - thanks!

Mainly I was wondering why the computer didnt use hypnotic gaze single time :S
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iippo: Thats interesting - thanks!

Mainly I was wondering why the computer didnt use hypnotic gaze single time :S
Same reason in many ways Hard is actually easy aslong as you can get the ball the CPU won't do anything to risky

Finally decided to upgrade to CE today since the sale is finally over and I can get it for more off now o.O
Actually, if you have old cdkey, you can buy it for 10e any time from the cyanide page and gives you both download link + steam key...although i think you have to install it to steam anyway? not that i mind.

Anyway, i had bought multiple copies of the original blood bowl computer game for my friends when it first game out, but they didnt exactly pick it up then - but now we were able to use the cdkeys to upgrade them straight to CE :) ...not sure if they are still going to play it or not, looks like more than few of them realized "too late" that it has actually roles and isnt exactly table to COD. ...well, we will see...

But its hows that you can actually buy original games even from Thailand, if you just look around a bit!
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iippo: Actually, if you have old cdkey, you can buy it for 10e any time from the cyanide page and gives you both download link + steam key...although i think you have to install it to steam anyway? not that i mind.

Anyway, i had bought multiple copies of the original blood bowl computer game for my friends when it first game out, but they didnt exactly pick it up then - but now we were able to use the cdkeys to upgrade them straight to CE :) ...not sure if they are still going to play it or not, looks like more than few of them realized "too late" that it has actually roles and isnt exactly table to COD. ...well, we will see...

But its hows that you can actually buy original games even from Thailand, if you just look around a bit!
:P CE is the only edition i waited on
I've continued to play against the AI in campaign (on medium for many of the reasons E_A listed). The AI has moments of borderline retardation, and then it'll get twenty successful dice rolls in a row.

But I've come to make a big realization: Even if the AI cheats, the reason I lose or my plans fail is because I let them. I left a hole somewhere that the cheating AI can exploit. It's teaching me how to play, because I'm starting to understand the in's and out's of how the mechanics work. I used to get *so mad* when the AI would get every roll perfectly, but it doesn't bug me now.
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Hawk52: I've continued to play against the AI in campaign (on medium for many of the reasons E_A listed). The AI has moments of borderline retardation, and then it'll get twenty successful dice rolls in a row.

But I've come to make a big realization: Even if the AI cheats, the reason I lose or my plans fail is because I let them. I left a hole somewhere that the cheating AI can exploit. It's teaching me how to play, because I'm starting to understand the in's and out's of how the mechanics work. I used to get *so mad* when the AI would get every roll perfectly, but it doesn't bug me now.
AI seems to quite the dice throwing skills at the times, but then ive had my moments of dice rolling glory against it as well. I am not sure whats the current opinion about does it cheat or not - but ive understood that someone examined the code, talked to cyanide and was of the opinion that it didnt cheat.

Just wild speculation on my part though. But it IS easier to accuse computer of cheating than human opponent :)
TotalBiscuit made a video about the basics of Blood Bowl, great for beginners as there's a lot of us here new to the game.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zHSq3BR35JE
Post edited January 15, 2013 by DodoGeo
Server migration is complete, Blood Bowl online mode works again.

Also as soon as you start Steam an auto-update will be installed which enables the spectator mode.
Post edited January 15, 2013 by Piranjade
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Piranjade: Server migration is complete, Blood Bowl online mode works again.

Also as soon as you start Steam an auto-update will be installed which enables the spectator mode.
Cool!

Perhaps, once a match time has been agreed between players, that time can be posted here for people who want to spectate.
We all understand that times might have to change, but....
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Piranjade: Server migration is complete, Blood Bowl online mode works again.

Also as soon as you start Steam an auto-update will be installed which enables the spectator mode.
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Rodzaju: Cool!

Perhaps, once a match time has been agreed between players, that time can be posted here for people who want to spectate.
We all understand that times might have to change, but....
Yeah, I'd totally be down for watching league games. That sounds like a lot of fun.
With a delay of 1 week now, I do really hope to get the new day running tonight ;)

btw.: I will set the new end date to a weekend, the chance that I will make it there is higher than on a weekday :)
And I will see if I can announce some co-Admins who can do this one-click step as well :)
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Ubivis: And I will see if I can announce some co-Admins who can do this one-click step as well :)
I wouldn't mind being co-admin and feel be capable of performing a click now and then but as I'm living in the same time zone as you I might not be the most practical choice.
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Ubivis: And I will see if I can announce some co-Admins who can do this one-click step as well :)
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Piranjade: I wouldn't mind being co-admin and feel be capable of performing a click now and then but as I'm living in the same time zone as you I might not be the most practical choice.
I think that hardly matters, which timezone co-admin(s?) live..