*taps mic* Is this thing on? Okay, good. *ahem*
TO ALL GOG WEEKLY BLOOD BOWL PLAYERS:
The admins have convened and have determined a few important moves that are to be addressed in the following post:
Playoffs will remain as they were in the previous season, a cross-divisional affair. This means that the matchups will be the following.
Division 1 1st seed vs. Division 2 4th seed
Division 1 2nd seed vs. Division 2 3rd seed
Division 1 3rd seed vs. Division 2 2nd seed
Division 1 4th seed vs. Division 2 1st seed
Subsequent rounds will keep as close as possible to an even distribution of division 1 vs. division 2 matches as possible. LEAGUE STATUS:
Over the last few weeks, there has been much talk over the status of the league and what Season 4 might bring for the players of this league in terms of resetting.
Upon meeting, the admins believed it was time to introduce some more structure into the league. After 3 seasons, the league is robust, garnering many participants and is stable.
Despite the larger number of departures this season, many of them were filled by interested and willing participants. Additionally, we all know that real life happens, which is what dictated many of our departures, so we just need to recognize that sometimes Nuffle gets us harder in real life than the game.
It is with great pleasure that I introduce the new format of the GOG WEEKLY Blood Bowl League.
Effective at the close of Season 3's postseason, the new format will take effect. We are going to run this for one cycle to determine how well it works, but for now, this is the plan. Season 4 has been determined to be a RESET SEASON.
This is effective for every third season moving forward. In reset seasons, every player in the league will be REQUIRED
to run a brand new team for the season. No team from any previous season is eligible to return in these seasons only.
Season 5 is a season where we plan on doing something a little different. Returning teams are eligible to return in this season from ANY previous season
, however in this season, we will be doing our best to divide the teams into TV-based divisions
, with TV tiers determining how possible this is at that time. These seasons are called TIER SEASONS. Season 6 is what we affectionately dub OPEN SEASON
. This season will function much like Seasons 2 and 3
, where returners will be grouped as equally across divisions as possible, but newbs and vets will share the same divisions as each other in an OPEN SEASON. The plan is that this carries across in cycles, so Season 7 would be a RESET, Season 8 a TIER, Season 9 OPEN, etc.
Also, as a final change to league formats, we are reducing the number of players in the league. There is now a cap of 20 players in the league, with an absolute hard cap of 24.
As a result of our recent shift to cutting places from the league, we are prepared to offer first choices for league registration to league members of this and previous seasons. The registration thread for the upcoming Season 4 will be opening THIS FRIDAY. BUT league members can already sign up from now on. The present plan is to begin Season 4 on February 21st.
We decided to implement these changes to inject some fresh blood and ideas into the league while giving it some more structure.
As a panel, we know that there's no way to please everybody all the time. We understand the concerns and needs of old-timers, returners and newbies, however we try our best and always welcome your input.
Loving the changes! I like that you are trying to bring some variety into this whole thing. Even might cause me to join up for another season ;>