New League Homelands

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New League Homelands

Postby Seth » Mon Jan 22, 2007 2:42 pm

So...

In regards to the novice league that just recently started that includes one of my teams, Sharp's "Big, Tough, Right Up The Middle", Bubbauk's "Orcaholics" and Ettiene's "Four Horseman".

(This reminds me: I've often wondered if maybe the leagues should have names. Like Novice League "Deathtrap" or Novice League "Bloody Mess", or Division II League "Bloodspatter". It would make it easier to refer to which league you're talking about, since there are simultaneously many of each type of league)

Anyway, this is only my third season, but the availability of orcs in the homelands seems...bizarre. Did anyone else have that reaction? Seems like decent forwards are pretty common (though expensive) and competent defensemen and goalies are pretty rare. If I'm right, there could be a lot of very high scoring games in this league.

My bidding has not gone as well as I might have hoped, but we'll see how it turns out. I am not looking forward to my first game against Sharp. But, at least it doesn't appear there'll be any forfeits...I think everyone has some orcs.

Any thoughts?

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Postby bubbauk » Mon Jan 22, 2007 3:48 pm

Yeah, i noticed. i also saw that it was either Expensive or Bust. Nothing in the middle. Especially for a novice league. Just thought that was funny, had a hard time getting all my orcs with enough money left over.
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Postby sharp » Mon Jan 22, 2007 5:00 pm

Yes, it looks to be a somewhat daunting task to field a full team for the first game. I probably won't have any equipment either :) This is way different than things used to be in novice. I haven't played a novice team in a long time, but it used to be you could get a whole team and outfit them with maybe leather gear before the first game. With the exception of two players where I had to pay a total of 3349 more than asking price (combined), I have won all orcs I bid on with the minimum asking price. Now, considering that I only have 2300 left for the third day of bidding and no equipment at all, and that I only have 18 players on my team currently - I would call that an overpriced homeland. Somehow, Bubbauk managed to fill his team already, but everyone else is significantly short on players. I hope to top maybe 24 or so so I can fill out the lines, but I doubt there is any way I am getting to 35 for game 1. Weird.
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Postby bubbauk » Mon Jan 22, 2007 6:24 pm

Bid on lousy players. no experience. Need to grab a better goalie though. I think I'm going to drop and try and bid on one.
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Postby Seth » Tue Jan 23, 2007 1:31 pm

Hmm. Well, good luck tonight, Sharp...but I don't think you'll need it. My team ended up pretty weird. I'm hoping I can at least keep it close.
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Postby sharp » Tue Jan 23, 2007 3:56 pm

Looks pretty solid to me from the herald. At least you have some armor! :)
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Postby Seth » Tue Jan 23, 2007 8:04 pm

Wow...I did not expect that. I sort of feel like I should apologize for that, Sharp. I still don't have this game figured out...thought my other team would roll tonight, and they got beat. Thought this team would lose, and they roll.
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Postby sharp » Tue Jan 23, 2007 8:37 pm

lol I got PWNED!

Heh, np. Not a big surprise to me. This team is my"every once in a while", "don't care about my win ratings" experiment. I do them from time to time. This one's theme is supposed to be "big guys". You know, no one below 4 toughness? Well, fiscal reality has reared it's ugly head in this endeavor and demanded that I buy some orcs less than 4 tough. I hate it when my experiment teams don't work out! :( Anyway, i thought I would try it. Unfortunately, "big tough" orcs seem to cost a lot more than puny, high skill orcs! Hoping to scrap all those on my team with less than 4 tough as the season goes along and replace them with 4+. However, that does probably depend on me winning some games :) Grats to your opening victory! ::beer::
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Postby jhagen1908 » Tue Jan 23, 2007 10:02 pm

I own Jerry's Flawed Young Cannibals.

Looking at the playback, it appears I won because by midway through the third period, my opponent had only three players left...including an uncovered 3-point goal. I wish I could say I planned it that way. :oops:
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Postby ettiene » Tue Jan 23, 2007 10:19 pm

I won last night against bubbauk by the skin on my teeth!! Goalie from hell saved me :twisted: Check out text or playback. won 10-9. Goalie in dying minutes made 12 saves and 1 intercept. Total saves for game 21/24(Just in one game!!!)
41 Championships
15 Second places
8 Third places
Avg Finish: 2.22
Undefeated teams:
Bluebulls 1st, 8th
Domination 4th,5th, 7th
Experimental morons 2nd,8th
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Postby TheIceMage » Tue Jan 23, 2007 11:13 pm

sharp wrote:This one's theme is supposed to be "big guys". You know, no one below 4 toughness?


I have a team like that: Sherman's Tanks. They so far have a record of 5-1 in the novice season (behind Mel's A-pock-a-lip-toes). 34 orcs, 11 of which have toughness 4, and 23 with toughness 5. They play against Ettiene's Destroyers next.

This was actually an experimental team - I intentionally missed the first couple days of bidding and won my first bids on the first game day. I lost my first game (against Mel) and won the rest so far. Anyway, my current rollover is 19,582 gold, which isn't bad for a novice team.
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Postby ettiene » Wed Jan 24, 2007 1:17 am

good luck with next game ice. should be close. My team is a bit down in the dumps after loosing heavily to Mel. Thought i had a good chance but got brought down hard. Not sure my orcs ego's will recover after two straight losses. :roll:
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Postby sharp » Fri Jan 26, 2007 10:05 am

I just had to share my incredibly bad luck in looting so far in this league :) Good thing I managed to pick up 25 orcades last night! lol I lost 3 guys - 2 starters to boot!

Last night of Looting: 01/26/2007
Orc Where Results
Ashenfleq Merchants Looted 21 gold. Injured (49 hit points).
Befvigam Merchants Looted 25 gold. Injured (22 hit points).
Bisssetaaq Merchants Looted 26 gold. Injured (24 hit points).
Bistronxos Merchants Looted 33 gold. Injured (29 hit points).
Cog Merchants Looted 20 gold. Injured (29 hit points).
Cordmenment Merchants Looted 7 gold. Injured (15 hit points).
Einmokia Merchants Looted 88 gold. Injured (5 hit points).
Ekxooph Merchants Looted 88 gold. Injured (20 hit points).
Fiddishkoy Merchants Looted 70 gold. Injured (14 hit points).
Flypotu Merchants Injured (40 hit points).
Guirehgiz Merchants Looted 30 gold. Injured (19 hit points).
Hackkagid Merchants Looted 60 gold. Injured (20 hit points).
Qwadluprisia Merchants Looted 155 gold.
Vlanduklis Merchants Injured (40 hit points).
Vuvenbics Merchants Looted 32 gold. Injured (21 hit points).
Vylufburr Merchants Looted STUFF from the merchant!
Wakkedguk Merchants Looted 110 gold.
Weuooloshoo Merchants Looted STUFF from the merchant!
Wilbueq Merchants Looted 41 gold. Injured (13 hit points).
Wjorwolpud Merchants Looted 10 gold. Injured (29 hit points).
Wodoham Merchants Looted 34 gold.
Wokziwyn Merchants Looted 38 gold. Injured (22 hit points).
Wugusljov Merchants Looted 66 gold. Injured (11 hit points).
Wyenotxiz Merchants Injured (50 hit points).
Wytusbama Merchants Looted 60 gold. Injured (31 hit points).
Zawonshz Merchants Looted 44 gold. Injured (22 hit points).
Zimnumem Merchants Looted 108 gold.



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Looting History
Day Number Looting Loot Bails Damage Net
01/26/2007 27 1166 0 525 -1459
01/25/2007 1 0 0 0 0
01/24/2007 1 41 0 10 -9
01/23/2007 18 880 0 135 205
01/22/2007 12 748 0 140 48
TOTAL 2835 0 810 -1215
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Postby Seth » Fri Jan 26, 2007 10:48 am

Ouch!

I wasn't really able to pick up many orcs with good sneak, so most of my looters have been hitting the slums. So I don't get much, but I usually don't take too much damage, either.
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Postby randomluck » Fri Jan 26, 2007 11:31 am

Seth wrote:I wasn't really able to pick up many orcs with good sneak, so most of my looters have been hitting the slums. So I don't get much, but I usually don't take too much damage, either.


That's the safe way to play it. Just remember to do the following:

If you don't make playoffs:
1) Loot like there's no tomorrow!

2) On the night BEFORE Looting ends, set everyone to CASTLE and let'em go. Hey, if they get caught, too bad for them, but one plate of armor makes it all worthwhile.

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