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sann0638



Joined: Aug 09, 2010

Post   Posted: Jan 15, 2015 - 16:36 Reply with quote Back to top

Hi,
out of interest, and for possible helpfulness, thought it might be useful to have a thread for those completely new to Fumbbl for the RTTNAFC. Ask any completely silly questions, look for those happy to give demo games, all that sort of thing. Do read the user guide first though! https://fumbbl.com/help:CRP

I've done a few demo videos here, which might be helpful: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL66e87BczVUBt-xkg4NyeceICWS6Sh1bw

Mike

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koadah



Joined: Mar 30, 2005

Post   Posted: Jan 15, 2015 - 16:41 Reply with quote Back to top

It might be a good idea to create a new team in the Ranked or Box divisions and get a practice game in to get used to the client.

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sann0638



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Post   Posted: Jan 15, 2015 - 16:42 Reply with quote Back to top

Absolutely! And then once you have the Fumbbl bug, join the 145 club Smile

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koadah



Joined: Mar 30, 2005

Post   Posted: Jan 15, 2015 - 18:24 Reply with quote Back to top

sann0638 wrote:
Absolutely! And then once you have the Fumbbl bug, join the 145 club Smile


Heh heh. Thanks for the plug. 145 Rookie League kick off is tonight by the way. Wink

WE'd be grateful if table top heavyweights restricted themselves to stunty teams though. It is the Rookie League after all. Wink

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straume



Joined: Dec 01, 2003

Post   Posted: Jan 16, 2015 - 09:51 Reply with quote Back to top

Okay, I played quite a lot Fumbbl quite some years back (with LRB4). At the time we downloaded a client. But now this no longer is needed, correct? Some Java-automagic thingy going on?

Also: How de arrange matches for this? Through gamefinder? Or some sort of challenge-mode?
xnoelx



Joined: Jun 05, 2012

Post   Posted: Jan 16, 2015 - 09:56 Reply with quote Back to top

That's right. When you start a game or spectate, the client will automatically download. Spectating is a good way o get the client and check everything is working before finding a game.

How to arrange matches depends on which division you are playing in. In Ranked division, yes, the main method is to use the gamefinder, though you can also ask on IRC or by PMs.

Then there's also Blackbox, which will automatically schedule a game for you vs a random opponent. That division has a bit of a bad reputation with some, but basically it's just a bit of a bashier environment, particularly at high TV.

And, of course, there is League, where you will usually be scheduled against a series of opponents and arrange when to play via PMs or IRC.

Lastly, but far from leastly, there is Stunty division, which works like Ranked, in that the main way to get games is to use the gamefinder.

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straume



Joined: Dec 01, 2003

Post   Posted: Jan 16, 2015 - 10:08 Reply with quote Back to top

xnoelx wrote:
That's right. When you start a game or spectate, the client will automatically download. Spectating is a good way o get the client and check everything is working before finding a game.



That`s a good tip, thanks, Ill do that.

About arranging matches, I was thinking for this tournament specifically, but I assume it will straightforward and intuitive.
Purplegoo



Joined: Mar 23, 2006

Post   Posted: Jan 16, 2015 - 10:15 Reply with quote Back to top

I think it is, but there are some good notes in the rulespack links section, which I'll reproduce over PM when we get going.

Welcome back! (Also, good ninja xnoelx Wink)


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xnoelx



Joined: Jun 05, 2012

Post   Posted: Jan 16, 2015 - 10:15 Reply with quote Back to top

Right. For this tournament specifically, each round you will have a specific opponent. They will appear just below your team's name on your coach page. If you click on their name, you will be taken to their coach page. At the top is a menu bar, which says Overview, About, Blog, Statistics and More. If you click on 'More', you see an option to 'Send PM'. Use that to contact them and arrange a time when you can both play the game.

The rulespack has a link to a blog by Azure which gives a good example of how to do that. For ease of reference, that link again.

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Roland



Joined: May 12, 2004

Post   Posted: Jan 16, 2015 - 11:42 Reply with quote Back to top

one other important thing is that both coaches have to agree on a "game name", which is typed into a popup when client has started.
koadah



Joined: Mar 30, 2005

Post   Posted: Jan 16, 2015 - 11:49 Reply with quote Back to top

Roland wrote:
one other important thing is that both coaches have to agree on a "game name", which is typed into a popup when client has started.


I believe that the "game name" is case sensitive. Getting the case wrong could be a source of problems.

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koadah



Joined: Mar 30, 2005

Post   Posted: Jan 16, 2015 - 12:09 Reply with quote Back to top

You can also use Test Mode to get used to using the client.

And maybe even get a buddy scrimmage with your next opponent's team Twisted Evil

When you know your opponent you can scout them via their coach page. "More" | "Matches" will show you all their past matches. Click the green "D" next to a match to see the match report. From the match report you can view a replay of the match. That is another way to get the feel of Fumbbl and the way that Fumbblers play.

e.g. Here is the Fumbbl Cup Final

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the_Sage



Joined: Jan 13, 2011

Post   Posted: Jan 16, 2015 - 12:22 Reply with quote Back to top

koadah wrote:
Roland wrote:
one other important thing is that both coaches have to agree on a "game name", which is typed into a popup when client has started.


I believe that the "game name" is case sensitive. Getting the case wrong could be a source of problems.


Correct; it is.
zakatan



Joined: May 17, 2008

Post   Posted: Jan 17, 2015 - 09:12 Reply with quote Back to top

straume wrote:
xnoelx wrote:
That's right. When you start a game or spectate, the client will automatically download. Spectating is a good way o get the client and check everything is working before finding a game.



That`s a good tip, thanks, Ill do that.

About arranging matches, I was thinking for this tournament specifically, but I assume it will straightforward and intuitive.


Extra tip for slow connections. The client downloads the first time, which may take a while. The authentication process has a timer, and it will launch a "wrong password" popup if the download takes too long. Should this happen, just re-launch the client, it should be much faster from the second time on.

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straume



Joined: Dec 01, 2003

Post   Posted: Jan 17, 2015 - 09:53 Reply with quote Back to top

Is it possible to use an iPad for spectating and or playing?
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