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    • Kalbelgarion

      Help bring a Grifball booth to RTX!

      in Forums > Help bring a Grifball booth to RTX! | Follow this topic

      For the past two years, GrifballHub has had a booth at RTX with free Grifball merchandise and Grifball gaming stations. Last year we had a massive 400 square foot booth with enough space for two full, 4v4 Grifball games going at all times!

      We are once again running a Kickstarter campaign to raise funds for our booth. If you want a Grifball booth at RTX, check it out.

      We could really use your help!

      (This Kickstarter campaign is also endorsed by Jack!)

      Let me know if you have any questions. Thanks for your help!

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    • Kalbelgarion

      Help Bring Grifball to RTX

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      Hey guys! I'm Kal, the co-owner of GrifballHub, the official Grifball fansite.

      You might remember our booth on the showfloor last year, right next to the RT store. We gave away tons of Grifball swag, had Grifball gaming stations set up, and even had a life-size cutout of Grif!

      We only got to RTX last year because of the generous donations of the Rooster Teeth and Halo communities. This year we are once again running a Kickstarter to raise funds for our booth.

      Our initial goal of $4500 will allow us to have the same size booth as last year. If we blow past that mark, though, we will be able to have an even bigger booth with more Grifball stations and more swag!

      If you're a fan of Grifball, Halo, or just wacky-and-awesome things dreamed up by the Rooster Teeth crew, please donate what you can to our Kickstarter.

      Let me know if you have any questions. Thanks for helping make RTX 2014 a smashing success!

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    • Kalbelgarion

      AGLA Map and Gametype Discussion

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      This is the thread for sharing your ideas about the official AGLA Reach Map and Gametype. This is not the place to discuss what maps and gametypes are going to be featured in Grifball matchmaking.

      We'd like to get as much feedback as possible--not only before the season begins, but also during the season, so that we can further tweak the map and gametype so that we have the best competitive Grifball experience possible

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    • Kalbelgarion

      GBFL09 Amateur League Rules Discussion

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      Okay, folks. First off, if you're wondering about SML09 Playoffs, the details are in this news post. The tiebreaker procedures are here.

      The regular season is wrapping up, so it's time to start discussing what changes you would like to see to the rules for FL09.

      Sign-ups for FL09 will open in just under a month. If you might be playing in Amateur next season, or if you are concerned with the well-being of the Amateur League, I would like to hear your feedback.

      I don't anticipate many changes to the rules for FL09.

      One rule I would like to propose is that forfeits are not allowed to be reported until after week 5 of the season. Some rookie teams are caught unaware that the season has started and might need to reschedule their games for the first week or two of the season. I think that unless you have the permission of an Admin, you should not be allowed to report a game as a forfeit until the makeup week.

      Anything else on your mind? Neutral Host? New maps? Suggestions for forfeit factories? Tiebreakers? Rules for who gets placed in Amateur, who gets placed in Pro?

      Give me your feedback.

      Thanks!

      Post edited 8/11/09 2:26PM

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    • Kalbelgarion

      GBSML09 Amateur Division 1

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      Welcome to the division that is number one in every sense of the word!

      This season, we have:

      Generic Team 1
      Captain: KooGa SharK

      HammerTime
      Captain: Diver Dan 84

      Kings Of The Ozone
      Captain: gaRz28

      LFTO: Deconstruction
      Captain: GEU KinGoliath

      The C-Men
      Captain: bligen

      The Ways and Means Committee
      Captain: Kalbelgarion

      It's difficult to gauge the competition in this division, beyond simply saying that this will be one of the toughest divisions in the Amateur League.

      Our games are at 8:00 Eastern/7:00 Central. See you all Monday. Good luck to everyone!

      No forfeits!

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    • Kalbelgarion

      SML09 Amateur Rules Discussion

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      Hello everyone.

      Thanks again for voting for me as your head of the rules committee for the Amateur League. All in all, I think things ran pretty smoothly in the Spring League and only a few minor tweaks are going to be needed for the upcoming Summer League.

      I will have a draft version of the SML09 rules for your review in a few days. Before I post that, however, I would like to get your preliminary feedback regarding what changes you guys would like to see.

      Right now, the biggest changes I have on the to-do list are:

      -Updating the tiebreaker procedure to include head-to-head goals per game and remove batting average.
      -Inserting a rule about "walk-in" scores after the host has changed in a game.
      -Including the purpelchicken rule.


      The new tiebreaker procedures would look something like this:

      In the event of a tie when determining positions, playoff seeding, or wildcard berths between two teams within a division, the following tiebreaker procedures will be used in order:

      Head-to-head regular season record
      Head-to-head goals per game
      Average team goals scored per game in common games
      A one game playoff scheduled by the League
      A coin toss (If a one game playoff cannot be scheduled)

      In the event of a tie when determining playoff seeding between two teams from different divisions, the following tiebreaker procedures will be used in order:

      Average team goals scored per game
      A one game playoff scheduled by the League
      A coin toss (If a one game playoff cannot be scheduled)

      In the event of a tie when determining wild card berths between two teams from different divisions, the following tiebreaker procedures will be used in order:

      Average team goals scored per game.
      A one game playoff scheduled by the League
      A coin toss (If a one game playoff cannot be scheduled)


      The new walk-in rule will be something like this:

      If the game connects to a new host, and gives an explicit message saying so, at any time before a team has scored five goals, the game is to be immediately halted. The teams are to then run a new network test. Once a smooth connection is established and agreed upon, the game is to be restarted. Any goals scored before a new host was established still count. Once a new game has begun, the teams are to walk in goals to make the score equal to what it was before the game established a new host. Once the score has been adjusted, the following round begins as normal. If a new host is established after the game-winning goal is scored, the game will only be replayed if it is formally disputed and the dispute is approved.


      Other things to consider:
      -Neutral Host: Should it be mandatory for the last round(s) of the playoffs?
      -Tiebreakers: Should any other tiebreaker procedures be included?
      -Any other points of interest?

      Finally, in you are interested in being on the Rules Committee, send me a message on RT.

      Here's to another successful season!

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    • Kalbelgarion

      Team Potomac

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      rockys12 (VA)
      x JacenSolo x (VA)
      Crowing (VA)
      Kalbelgarion (DC)
      Goosechecka (DC)
      tFMechanic (VA)

      So we have the Federal Government, the Pentagon, and more military bases than you can shake a stick at.

      Our first match is the War of 1812 Rematch: It's us versus the weakling Canucks.

      In the words of that dude that used to live here in DC: Bring it on!

      Post edited 5/27/09 6:38PM

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    • Kalbelgarion

      GBSL09 Amateur Hammer Division 1

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      That old, familiar feeling...

      This is the official thread for Amateur Hammer Division #1. We're #1 in every sense of the word...

      We have WL09 Division Champion and Final Four team Str8 Griffn.

      We have WL09 Playoff teams Retarded FaceKickers With Hammers and the Ways and Means Committee.

      We have WL09 Legacy team and SML08 Playoff team Rampant Havoc.

      And we have experienced teams Ultraviolet and WESUCK@GRIFBALL.

      Half the teams in this division were the top three teams in WL09 Rookie Division 2, so expect plenty of solid competition.

      Here are the Captain Gamertags:

      Rampant Havoc: THM SquatinBear
      Facekickers: Johnhandcoc0017
      Str8 Griffn: kogallvr
      The Ways and Means Committee: Kalbelgarion
      Ultraviolet: XXJones21
      WESUCK@GRIFBALL: SONICSPARTAN281

      Our scheduled time is Mondays at 8 Eastern/7 Central. See you on the court!

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    • Kalbelgarion

      GBSL09 Legacy/Rookie Rules Thread

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      This is the Official Discussion Thread for the GBSL09 Rookie/Legacy Rules.

      As the new chair of the Rookie/Legacy rules committee, I have drawn up a draft version of the SL09 Rookie/Legacy rules and shared it with the heads of the league. Here are a few of the proposed changes and additions:

      -Guests may play in the league and they are counted as one of the eight allowable players.

      -The Network Test is now a requirement. It must be run before every official SL09 game and each captain must give verbal approval of the connection before the official game can commence. The Network Test game type may also be changed to three rounds so the sustainability of the connection during new rounds can be tested.

      -Teams are given 15 minutes to show up for the scheduled game. This is an increase from the previous 10 minutes.

      -Games must be played using the official GBSL09 game type and on the official GBSL09 court or a league-approved home court variant. Any game played using a different set of rules or on an unapproved court is void and must be replayed. Not replaying the game may result in a forfeit for the home team.

      -Players and captains are no longer required to put film on their file shares unless there is a dispute. However, both captains are required to save the film of every game of the season to their Xbox 360.

      -For the head-to-head tiebreaker, only the win/loss outcome will count.

      -For the average goals scored per game tiebreaker, when deciding between two teams in the same division, only common games that both teams played will count. For example, if the #6 team in the division lost to one team 9-0 twice, and forfeited to the other team twice, games against the #6 team will not be included when determining the average team goals scored per game.

      -If a new host is established before the game-winning goal is scored, the game is void and must be replayed. If a new host is established after the game-winning goal is scored, the game will only be replayed if it is disputed and the dispute is approved.

      -"Don't be a douche" is codified with a list of unacceptable behavior (Stat padding, taunting the other team, not playing the game through all nine rounds, sending inappropriate or offensive messages to other players, and any unsportsmanlike activities that go against the rules or the spirit of the game). Also, administrators reserve the right to hand down any punishment they see fit as a result of inappropriate behavior. After the punishment is decided, the affected player is to be notified as soon as possible.

      And the biggie:

      The rules for separating teams into the three leagues are as follows:
      -Teams for the Elite League are recruited by the Elite League Admin, the Committees, and the Commissioner.

      -All players who played at least two games, during the regular season and/or in the playoffs, in the Summer 08 or Winter 09 Legacy Leagues are "Legacy Players".

      -All players who played at least two games, during the regular season and/or in the playoffs, on a team that won its division in the Winter 09 Rookie League are "Legacy Players".

      -All players who played at least two games, during the regular season and/or in the playoffs, on a team that made it to the third round (Elite Eight) of the Winter 09 Rookie League playoffs are "Legacy Players".

      -No team that has two or more Legacy players can sign up for the Spring 09 Rookie League.

      -No team that has one or fewer Legacy players can sign up for the Spring 09 Legacy League.

      This is the public comment thread for the new rules. These rules are not set in stone. We'd like to hear your opinions on the proposals and would also like to hear about any other matters you feel should be addressed in the rules. I've read discussions on a trade deadline/roster lock date, for example.

      This is your chance to have your opinions heard.

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    • Kalbelgarion

      Host

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      shadow1O16, #1404
      its kinda sad to say this but myself even has to admit...

      You have to be a great fucking team to win off host. SYLaL will forever be the best off host team to me. What we did off host was unheard of.

      can someone point out to me a long time legacy team still in playoffs who has won off host so far these playoffs?

      Like gof vs canadia.. we have host...wins
      gof vs BO... we have host...wins
      gof vs SI... they have host...loss
      Si vs GBN... SI has host...win
      GSH vs TWSS... TWSS has host... loss/dispute

      Its sick for me personaly to think that i was sitting their going hmmmm how can we pull host, and if we dont would any line up really be able to play against host/ zegs connection...

      Im trying to put together an off host team for next season. A productive one with new concepts of grifball and strategies to where we dont need host to win. If this doesnt work, well its a sad path to see grifball go down...


      How much does having the hosting connection for a Grifball match affect the game? Both the one nine-round game and the sport as a whole?

      I've long believed that the effects of "host" were exaggerated in online games like Halo 2 and Halo 3. It's a refuge for players who don't like to admit that that were tactically beaten by a better team, I believed. In some ways I still believe that. In a normal Halo 2 slayer match, for example, players had the option of not getting in a cross-map Battle Rifle battle against the host player with a longer BR shot. With a dozen different weapons on the map with varied geography, there are plenty of ways to negate the perceived host advantage.

      And it's also a staple in online gaming that if you lose it's not your fault: The connection was laggy, the other team was cheating, etc. We've heard all the excuses and I've long felt that that's exactly what they were: Excuses.

      However, Grifball is a simpler game. A boxed-in court with no cover and only two to three weapons to choose from. One player (or, for us splitscreeners, two players) with host has a noticeable advantage in one-on-one situations.

      How much of an advantage is it, though? Could a game like Grunts of Fury's 9-0 loss to SI have gone the other way if a player from Grunts had had host?

      Now we have players recruited to teams because of their internet connection. A decent tank with a killer connection can be more valuable to a team than an excellent tank with a lesser connection. Teams look to recruit players who can "pull host".

      Maybe it's impossible to separate a tank's skill from their connection, as online Grifball is all we know.

      I am in favor of best-of-three or best-of-five series for playoff matches to increase the chances that each team will get host, to create a level playing field. For the regular season, each team already plays every other team in their division twice, so each team may get host once.

      Now, do you think that players exaggerate how much of an impact host has on a match? Do you think it's a problem for the league that players are sought for their internet connection, with their skill being a secondary concern? Is it just a minor part of the game that should be accepted and ignored?

      Is there a way to minimize how host affects Grifball? Should we even care?

      What are your thoughts on the matter?

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  • Comments (57)

    • cfhhateph34r

      cfhhateph34r

      3 years ago

      WE'RE IN THE PLAYOFFS!! Do you know if we're playing tomorrow?

      • Kalbelgarion

        Kalbelgarion

        3 years ago

        I don't think we're playing tomorrow, but I'll let you know if that changes.

    • neo120590

      neo120590

      3 years ago

      Same here dude, I knew you were kidding aroung. Her name is belle by the way.

    • cfhhateph34r

      cfhhateph34r

      3 years ago

      Hey Kal,

      Of course I wanna stick around! =P
      Any day works fine for me really, I'm free most nights. Just let me know when our playoff game is (if we get one) and what day you guys decide. Thanks! smiley0.gif

      • cfhhateph34r

        cfhhateph34r

        3 years ago

        Aw, guess we didn't make it lol. Sounds good, can't wait!

      • Kalbelgarion

        Kalbelgarion

        3 years ago

        Great!
        No playoff games coming up, sadly. Our next match will be once the GGL kicks off in the first week of October. I'll let you know what day our games will be.

    • Sephiroth0

      Sephiroth0

      3 years ago

      Happy Birthday smiley11.gifsmiley13.gifsmiley11.gif

    • MoltenSlowa

      MoltenSlowa

      3 years ago

      VIVA LA WOMB REVOLUCION, KAL! smiley13.gif

    • cfhhateph34r

      cfhhateph34r

      3 years ago

      HAPPY BIRTHDAY KAL!!!! You know what would make for an awesome birthday present? Winning this season smiley0.gif

    • BuckeyeDon

      BuckeyeDon Crackpottist

      3 years ago

      Birthday, I heard you were forced to have another.

      Stop it, having birthdays can be fatal.

      Live long and prosper.

    • flymonkeys

      flymonkeys

      4 years ago

      hey Kal, puppy told me to talk to you. I was wondering if you wanted/needed any help with the programming to get the GGL stats site up (or maintaining it). I have a decent amount of programming experience and a load of time to help you out if you need. Or I am available to bounce ideas off of if you want.

    • cfhhateph34r

      cfhhateph34r

      4 years ago

      Hope you're doing alright smiley0.gif

    • Leo

      Leo

      4 years ago

      What does Capitol Hill Guy mean? You work in a Congressman/Senator's office?