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    • Improvements for the AGLA

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      thumee

      It's very apparent that the AGLA needs some help, so I thought a thread where constructive ideas can be put together by the community. Here are some of my personal ideas on how the AGLA can improve.

      1. First and foremost, the AGLA needs to officially move to Grifball.info. Roosterteeth has pretty much given up on Grifball and offers zero support to the league nowadays. TrueFlyingCow has done a tremendous job thus far on the site, but it could really use some more help. One major addition would be the creation a complex forum over there. When I say complex, I mean a forum that includes different sections of discussion. For example, the forum would include sections such as:

      A. Introductions: A place where newcomers can join and introduce who they are and what they enjoy to community. This would allow people to come in and feel involved right away.
      B. Free agent market: Looking for a team? This would be a place where new players can find a team to join if they don't have enough friends that want to play. Also, it's a great place for teams in need of a player to find one.
      C. Current League Discussion: Would need updated often, but this would include all discussion pertaining to the current AGLA season. Team threads would be included here.
      D. Real Life Talk: A place to talk about anything going on in real life, whether its politics, sports, etc. etc. This would take the pressure off competition a little bit and allow people to relate to each other in something other than video games.
      E. Game Zone: Enjoy playing other games other than Grifball? This would be a section for discussing upcoming games, old games, and any other discussion pertaining to video games. Halo discussion would also belong here.
      F. Trash Talk: A fun thread where you can trash talk other players and teams. This section should be advertised as a section not for wimps or the weakhearted. Also, no personal would be allowed here.

      -These are just a few examples of what we could include. Anybody would be allowed to create a thread in these sections, and this would improve community involvement as a whole.

      2. The league needs to keep the one league format until we expand enough to have a Rookie/Legacy format. After that, the league needs to stick to the approach where you are forced to move up to the Legacy league after 1-2 seasons of play. Nobody should be allowed to just hang around in the lower tier league as long as they want. This doesn't help the competition of Grifball, and it is exactly what started the Amateur/Pro split. This will encourage players to get better and the overall competition should increase. At the same time, if there is only one league, the new players will get stomped upon entrance into the league by everybody except other rookies, and that will not be very fun for them. The Legacy league should always be bigger than the Rookie league.

      3. The admins or whoever is running the league also need to implement a permanent punishment system. A point system would be best. For example, if a player stat pads in matchmaking, they would get a discipline point. You could say 1 point is a warning, 2 points warrants a suspension, and 3 points warrants a season ban. Anything past that is outrageous and should warrant a permanent ban. This way you don't have people getting angry getting banned over stupid rules (like stat-padding).

      4. There should also be a system to reward players for reporting cheaters. If we could somehow promise something valuable for turning in an alternate account user (such as Laggerz, Scet, Pie, Zeg, etc. etc.), then there would be a lot less cheating going on (although I never got the point of cheating). Cheating should always been a one season ban regardless of the warning system.
      -- 4.1 Another great idea to catch multiple accouters would involve the switch over the Grifball.info. Then, we could require every single person to register on the site in order to play Grifball. They would need a valid gamer tag in order to do so as well. Then, TFC could check the IP (hopefully) of any newcomer & if IP's match, obviously it's the same person.

      5. The veterans of Grifball should put together a history of Grifball, which has been talked about in the past. Grifball has a rich history of several years, and without showing newcomers what has happened, they probably don't know what to expect when they join. If the newcomers could read about what has happened in the past and the great moments in the history of Grifball, they will be compelled to join such a community with rich tradition. A Hall of Fame would also be a good addition to league with a short summary of each person's accomplishments and contribution to the league.

      6. Prizes would be a great addition to the league as well. I'm not sure how this would work, but at least you would be giving the champions something besides pride for working an entire season to win. Microsoft points would be a great way to reward the winners, and if we could improve the league enough to get advertisements on Grifball.info, then we would have a way of paying for them as well.

      These are just some of my ideas. The AGLA needs to improve it's structure immensely, and I believe all these ideas would work towards a better league.

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    • Retired

      7 years ago

      thumee

      I am now officially retired. It's been a great run, and although Grifball was great, I can't see the sport lasting much longer without a drastic change (i.e Halo 4). From the very start of my career (SL08...wow) to my last season (SML11) and everything that happened in between, this community has always been amazing. I still hold many memories from it, so thank you.

      To the coolest cats in the community:

      Doc - Best teammate ever and one of the best players of all time. We ran shit (in every game).
      T Rich - If you would have started alongside the rest of us, there would be no doubt in my mind that you would be considered the GOAT. Definitely one of the coolest niggas I met through the community.
      Wrestle - Funniest personality I came across throughout my entire career, your humor is just top notch.
      Mikinater - Quirky as fuck, funny as well. Although you weren't always the best, you still provided lolz for days.
      Melvin - Truly one of the coolest members in the community. IRC and talking to you was always a pleasure.
      Zeg - Although you never teamed with me :( , you were always one of the coolest people around and always nice to everybody.
      Spaz - Easiest dude to ever talk/chill with. GSH was one of my favorite seasons,
      Silva - Really fun season in SML11, sucks you didn't get to play more. 2 ships with you & will always be remembered for your skills.
      Shadow/Blade/YNM/Pie/GoF - although we occasionally had our differences, all you guys were always chill for the most part and fun to play with.
      Rocker - Although he retired and left long before me, he was definitely one of the cooler people to play/talk with. Amazing job on Grifball Illustrated as well.
      Project - Weird as fuck, but really cool after getting to know you.
      Rockys - Extremely different, extremely funny. One of the best MLG players of all time.
      Nkot - Funny ass dude, extremely odd, but that's what made you Nkot.
      TnT - Although you are kind of a lame, it was definitely fun playing with you when you weren't being a lame.

      If I forgot you, sorry. I had an extremely fun time in the community and it's definitely something I will remember for life. It's also time to move on though, so peace.

      P.S: To all the haters of weed out there: I played every game last season stoned as fuck and won the Pro League ship in my first & only season of Halo Reach. Get fucked.

    • R.I.P to the Happy Birthday thumee thred

      in Forums > R.I.P to the Happy Birthday thumee thred | Follow this topic

      thumee

      In remembrance of roneman90 and his insightful help on appropriate threads. This one is to you man!!!!

      Woo.

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    • AGLA League Discussion

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      thumee

      This is a thread for how the league can be changed/run for the better of the community and league. Here is my personal opinion on how we can revamp the entire league set-up:

      1. Create a board of directors for the league. This would be similar to the two admins we have now, but instead create a group of 5-7 people that debate options for the league. It's fairly obvious that having two admins is not working, especially when they don't even adhere to the rules that they preach (only Menz). Qualifications for this position would be very strict, and only those who meet the qualifications can run and be elected by the community for this position. These members would communicate very often about how things should be run, and how we can improve the league. The board of directors should take community-porposed ideas and actually invest their time in seeing how it could benefit the league instead of deciding since that they are the highest level of authority, that they are right.

      2. One League setup from here on out. There aren't even enough teams this season to make a Pro League, yet before the teams that signed up for Pro signed up, we were unaware how small our league would be. 8 teams for a league? What a joke. Back when the league was one league (SL08), every team in the league was interested in the league as a whole. Now, the Ammy league doesn't even care about the Pro League and have no desire to get better to reach it. I feel that if the Ammy champions refuse to go to the Pro League (Red Ray lmao), then it's time to make the league whole again because the league is failing in it's goal.

      3. The community should in essence "run" the league, but obviously have the board of directors in charge of punishment, advertisement, etc. etc. The community has always run the league, yet these days it seems that we're being forced into situations that the majority believes is wrong.

      Post your ideas/discussion. The league is ours, not theirs.

      44 replies

    • Team: <3 (v2)

      in Forums > Team: <3 (v2) | Follow this topic

      thumee

      LESS THAN THREE

      WE'RE BACKKKKK, no logo. 6/8 returning players, looking to repeat past success.

      Former WL'10 Champs, Future SML'11 Champs: <3

      Roster

      Thumee - Captain/Tank -RT|GB

      Silva - Hybrid - RT|GB N/A

      T Rich - Tank - RT|GB

      Spud - Hybrid - RT|GB

      Wrestle - Tank - RT|GB

      Doc - Tank - RT|GB

      NKot - Bench - RT|GB N/A

      Discuss team events/plans/scrims/challenges here. Although it's not H3, we decided to bring back some competition & lulz to this league..and to win.

      Goals

      Undefeated Regular Season|Undefeated Playoffs|Pro League/Ladder Championship.

      We know we're good, you don't have to tell us.

      Have fun competing for second place.

      <3 Us

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    • Custom Games

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      thumee

      So...

      Does anybody actually play Grifball custom games anymore? It seems like the playlist pretty much replaced it, which is lame because there's zero competition in the playlist.

      Add me for customs GT: Love Thumee

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    • A Grifball Memoir - The GOAT

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      thumee

      A Grifball Memoir – The GOAT

      Laying here in my bed, unable to sleep at 6 AM, I decided it’s about time I reflect on my entire Grifball career. Of course with Grifball, everything isn’t always peachy and grand. There were the ups, the downs, and then there was everything in between, but when it came down to it, Grifball was extremely fun. I met a lot of cool people, had a lot of fun, and really wouldn’t change anything that happened.

      I first got into Grifball with Doc around February 2008 when Doc discovered it on Bungie’s top gametypes. We first played it 2 v 2 with some friends on XBL, and to be honest, I didn’t have fun at all. I thought it was boring and stupid, and refused to play it again. Fast forward to the first Double EXP weekend of Grifball, and there you will find Doc and I playing what would become my first 4 v 4 game. My first game I pulled host and went +20 something, and of course loved it because I thought I was good at it. Doc and I played nonstop together with friends, including our friend Lost, often using our famous “Cat in the Hat” emblems and having a great time. After the weekend was over, I went back to my usual zombie gametypes with 12 year olds, and trying to get my Brigadier in Lone Wolves. Then, one day I was talking with Doc and he was telling me about how he found a Grifball League and asked me if I wanted to join it. Of course I did, and we soon found a team that consisted of Doc, Lost, Wuskin, Majorgenermrv, Thunerhair42, Crazysurferguy, and myself. We called ourselves “Cat in the Hat Crew” based on our Double EXP weekend. I was really excited to be in the league, and soon began posting on RT frequently, and starting to meet some really cool people.

      Spring League 2009 soon arrived, and we were really excited to see how good we were. Doc and I watched the League highlights from WL08 several times, and eventually we developed an opening launch based on one of the highlights before nearly every team did, which would come in handy during the season. We started our season off well, I didn’t play in the first two games due to vacation, but we won both. We were on a roll until we had to play Five Guys, a team that had made the Sweet Sixteen in the previous league, and we knew they would be good. They were too experienced for us, and beat us pretty bad, only giving ourselves a reality check that we weren’t as good as we thought. We pretty much played customs every day, improving our game and becoming a lot better players. The next time we got matched up with Five Guys, we beat them 8-1, and made the playoffs in our first season atop our division. We went into playoffs very focused and ended up winning our first game 5-0 against Thurmanator and Punching ghosts before Thurmanator rage quit. Our next matchup was with Maptek, the third ranked team in the playoffs. We were very excited to see how good we really were, and ended up winning 6-3 while I pulled host and went +50 something. This was a great win, and we were very optimistic about our chances in the playoffs until we played Stir Fry Towels and the infamous Morales’ host, and lost to them pretty badly. I was disappointed with the loss, but knew that I couldn’t do much more. Doc and myself carried our team throughout the season, and even in the last game we both played well. We started shopping around in the offseason for new players, and ended up finding Twizzter, Trick, and Tree at first, who all played for MGK. We were going to merge teams until we ended up dropping Trick and Tree and picking up Superstar, Jayhawks, and eventually stealing Crowing from SI to form our next team in Summer League 2008, Status Quo (Note: I did indeed come up with this name alongside Doc as we were jumping on Dark Cloud trying to think of names. Twizzter had no involvement in the name process, no matter how badly he wishes he did.)

      Status Quo was a really good team, and people finally took notice of Doc and myself. We were playing clantrocity together during the offseason, and even took the crown from SYLaL eventually. Playing clantrocity was a really key point in my career, because it is when I learned when to hammer-bounce, a technique that not many people were using then. This is around the time I left for Europe, and while I was there, my team eventually decided that I sucked and didn’t deserve to start. I basically quit the team essentially, and started to play a lot of MLG with my friend iDJH. Going into Summer League, we were one of the favorites to win the league, and even drew a tough division to prove so, with another top team in Team Cuba also in our division. As I said, I basically quit after I played one game, simply because the entire team was filled with egotistical retards and thought they were all better than me. I didn’t want to be “that player” that would only play the easy games then sit all the good ones, so I just started to ignore all the invites I would get to play. The team went on the win all their games because Superstar pulled one of the strongest host’s in the history of Grifball. The team seemed destined to go really far, until Superstar’s infamous post on Rooster Teeth that basically made fun of nearly everybody in the community, and specifically making fun of the commissioner at the time, Jack. He ended up getting permabanned from the league, and the team lost their greatest weapon for the playoffs. Around this time I really started getting into MLG, and started to get really good at Halo. I would just play MLG instead of Grifball everyday, and became an all-around more aware Halo player. To this day, I don’t believe I would have been as successful in Grifball had I not started playing MLG. Anyways, Status Quo was down a player, and they wanted me to play. I eventually agreed to play seeing as I still wanted to win, and started wrecking in the playoffs, going +30 in the first two rounds of the playoffs off-host. This is where we ended up meeting the Zoo Monkies and their four hosts in the

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    • Ma Niggas

      8 years ago

      thumee

      Miss some of you. Not all of you though.

      <3333

    • irc is fun

      9 years ago

      thumee

      osu tomorrow, raising's chicken when im drunk
      no slaw, extra sauce, extra toast because im crunk
      don't forget the lemonade. sour like my skunk
      put your number in the bag, only because i like your junk


      drinkin purple drank, you know you love that jungle juice
      my bro is sparking first, on the pass, i know im deuce
      you looking real look stupid, dumb rookie's first use
      no girl you aren't fat, you just looking obtuse


      i got 99 bitches, and zero are a problem
      if they want to start dating, i tell em they look like a goblin
      1 bitch down now, a new ones fills in 99
      my blings looking bright, its gotta a mighty fine shine


      pokemon are fighting, i have no clue what to do
      other than to just sit back and sip my favorite brew
      eyes red as hell, you know im higher than you
      looking flyer when im by her, cuter than pikachu

    • Z

      9 years ago

      thumee

      fuckkk Z

  • Comments (340)

    • TRichDaKing

      7 years ago

      When the fuck u coming back to xbox nigguh? We gotta play that MW3 and repeat in winter league like Drizzy Take Care.

    • MajorSilva

      8 years ago

      Pick up pie or something if you guys have games tonight because I won't be on until at least after 1. Tomorrow is good though.

    • CoreTrain

      8 years ago

      Thanks for joining the Gryffindor Common Room smiley0.gif
      Feel free to drop by and discuss anytime smiley13.gif

      Post edited 5/03/11 6:47PM

    • Ryker3

      8 years ago

      Just read your memoir.

      <3

    • D0c_L4rs

      8 years ago

      haha yeah nigga

      all nighter studying for chem

    • TRichDaKing

      8 years ago

      roosterteeth.com/critter_baby remember this bad bitch?

    • Robotrek

      8 years ago

      Hey, did you hear already about tonights Monday night lunar eclipse, it is supposed to be a full eclipse of the moon, I am not totally sure when it is supposed to be visible for all of us here in the central time zone, but I think it is supposed to begin around 11pm "approx" first the moon will turn sort of orange and then go black, and it will be a long time before it comes back out again, it will look awsome.
      info about the eclipse can be read here...http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/December_2010_lunar_eclipse

    • TRichDaKing

      8 years ago

      wat up bro. if ur playing grif this season join my team.

    • TRichDaKing

      8 years ago

      Olu got signed?

    • RLWrestler88

      9 years ago

      Is LINT making a comeback?

    • RLWrestler88

      9 years ago

      what up what up

    • cpjakecp FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      9 years ago

      Haha yeah he's my friend from college, we're moving into a house together in August.

    • cpjakecp FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      9 years ago

      Do you know Joe Reed? Pretty sure you guys went to the same school.

      He actually works at Shintos, which I just realized is where you're at in your picture, he's the guy on the right in my display pic.

      Post edited 6/05/10 2:24PM

    • TRichDaKing

      9 years ago

      u like wiz now? and good shit i hope we vs each other

    • RLWrestler88

      9 years ago

      Dude you still beavin' it?

    • RLWrestler88

      9 years ago

      BoP, yeah, Bulls on Parade

    • Shadowyzzi

      9 years ago

      Pink_Elephant_by_lilcoocumba.jpg

    • Melvin4

      9 years ago

      Me too dude. I was excited. They looked scary good too. Teams are really going to have to step up to contend with them this season.

    • Melvin4

      9 years ago

      Yup you caught me. It's not like I have been saying for months that I liked FB ever since tD dropped Heinz for Neighbor.

    • TRichDaKing

      9 years ago

      WHERE THE FUCK IS MY MIXTAPE AT NIGGA?

    • DrMangina54

      9 years ago

      Yo thumee!

    • Reapz

      9 years ago

      Guess you owe me one too smiley7.gif

    • Mikinater1

      9 years ago

      benedict arnold

      i lold

    • xxTwIZZTERxx

      9 years ago

      03 Bonnie and Clyde <3
      Ms. Hill <3333333333333333333 x100000
      The Streets <3

      Nuff said.

    • MrTnT

      9 years ago

      Honestly, I don't know. But yeah, I'd thought you'd like that beast comment.

    • MrTnT

      9 years ago

      www.gamefaqs.com/boards/genmessage.php?board=926632&topic=52526076

      You were the 1st grifball 50 according to this guy.

    • MajorSilva

      9 years ago

      ya could you make tonight for leet game

    • invertmaniac

      9 years ago

      You were going to buy a Mac like an idiot until random talked you out of it.

    • RLWrestler88

      9 years ago

      Yeah I'm good.

    • RLWrestler88

      9 years ago

      yeah <3 me

    • Melvin4

      9 years ago

      That's true, because caring about my grades didn't keep me out of there either. Once I am done with my paper I will most likely be there.

      Post edited 1/26/10 10:55PM

    • Melvin4

      9 years ago

      Nah, I have homework I'm supposed to be doing.

      And a little of what you said

    • Melvin4

      9 years ago

      IDK what you are talking about

      smiley8.gif

    • Melvin4

      9 years ago

      First I was like smiley3.gif

      but then I was like smiley2.gif

    • Melvin4

      9 years ago

      It's ok. I stole it from mikinater anyway smiley1.gif

    • Talim109

      9 years ago

      o ok, yeah I do remember that, I partially forgot, I didn't realize anyone thought of it as a big deal. O well. ok then. Just lemme know then if you guys ever want to.

    • Melvin4

      9 years ago

      That does sound fucking creepy. I watched Leverage tonight. That show is bitchin'

    • Melvin4

      9 years ago

      Yea that show is terrible even by MTV standards. It's For the Love of Ray J bad.

    • Melvin4

      9 years ago

      I watched it for about 15 minutes and wanted to punch myself in the face until I died. No lie.

    • Melvin4

      9 years ago

      Bitch got owned. I love it.

    • Talim109

      9 years ago

      I never wanted... who said we wanted to stop playing? what? I'm confused... in the middle??

    • Talim109

      9 years ago

      replying to your post in the TWSS forum.

      yeah our running situation was bad for the first half of that game.



      now, on to my comment, Are you guys up for more nuetral host scrims? I would love to set up more when you guys have four on... (I know last time wast kind of bad)

    • Melvin4

      9 years ago

      Nah, my kids are going to have sweet names. Kezia is just one of them.

    • Melvin4

      9 years ago

      False.

    • MajorSilva

      9 years ago

      Hurr are the three other games we've played. All the rest of the games are in the scheduler now so it should be good from here on.

      1
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      3

    • TheOneHawk

      9 years ago

      Maybe, Ill talk to my team.

    • Talim109

      9 years ago

      How is tuesday at 9 EST?

    • Talim109

      9 years ago

      Would you like to try for tomorrow (tuesday)?

      We most likely are going to have 2 league games tomorrow, so we could sure use the warmup, as well as everyone should be on...

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