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Are you willing to take your elves out of the forest?
Yes! No fear here!!
26%
 26%  [ 14 ]
Maybe with proper protection.
11%
 11%  [ 6 ]
No way, have you seen the size of those Orcs!!!
7%
 7%  [ 4 ]
Can you just leave the pie on my doorstep?
53%
 53%  [ 28 ]
Total Votes : 52


pizzamogul



Joined: Jun 13, 2005

Post   Posted: May 07, 2020 - 20:35 Reply with quote Back to top

Season LXXII runs 06 May, 2020 through 30 June, 2020.

It seems the safest thing to do right now is to leave... the forest with your elf teams!

Are you ready to go out of the safe confines of elfball?

"What is this E.L.F. thing all about," you may be asking? Well, read on to find out more!

Step 1.

Apply with any Dark, High, Union or Wood elf team in Ranked, Black Box or League down at the bottom of the E.L.F. Group Members Tab. [Select (your elf) Team] in the drag down box and click "Apply for Membership." Once you've done that, your team is a member until you (Leave) the group or until the end of a season after you Retire the team.

You can apply and play with as many teams in as many different divisions as you like. Want to see which of your teams can do best in a season? Feel free to compete against yourself!

Step 2.

Start playing matches against a variety of different races. We count your best score against 2 different races in each of our 5 Categories for a total of 10 matches that count towards your score. Once you get in that set of 10 matches, you're said to have completed the E.L.F Cycle.
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Congrats!

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Opponent Team Categories
A (Plug & Play): Orcs, Dwarf, Chaos Dwarf
B (Better with Age): Chaos, Nurgle, Pact
C (Bones & Moans): Necro, Undead, Khemri, Vamps
D (Agile): Dark Elves, Skaven, Slann, High Elves, Wood, Pro (Union)
E (Humans & Stunties): Norse, Human, Lizzies, Zons, Ogre, Underworld, Halflings/Goblin


The Java program will take the 2 best matches (but only 1 per race) no matter in what order they were played. So as you play matches:

#1 Orcs - 60 points
#2 Chaos Dwarves - 54 points

These 1st two matches both count for you Category A score. Then you play another:

#3 Dwarves - 53 points

Since your other scores are better, this third match is ignored. It doesn't count for Category A or anything else - only 2 scores per Category are considered. Play again and get:

#4 Orcs - 61 points

Then the 61-point Orc match and the 54-point Chaos Dwarf match would be the ones that count. Even though your 2nd best score in category A was the 1st one you played against Orcs, you can only count one per race so that is thrown out and replaced by the 4th match where you scored 61. You play a 5th match:

#5 Dwarves - 62 points.

Now match #5 and match #4 are the ones that count. Even though Orcs and CDs were the 1st two races you played the program doesn't care, CDs are now replaced by Dwarves!

This happens for all 5 Categories such that you never have more than 10 matches counting for your overall score. The only oddball thing is that Halflings and Goblins share a "race" slot such that only one score can count even though you might play both of those races (and have your 2 best scores).

Step 3.

Java program? Yes, the scoring it tracked automatically! I try and post an update every other day on the E.L.F Tournaments Tab. There you can see a complete list of everyone's counted scoring matches and ranking in the standings.

How do you score points?

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Points Awarded
Baseline:

Game played= 10 points at 1,000,000 TV or less

and every additional 1-200,000 of TV - 1 point

so,
0 - 1,000,000 - 10
1,000,001-1,200,000 - 11
1,200,001-1,400,000 -12
1,400,001-1,600,000-13
and so on...

This is the TV of the opponent or the ELF team, whichever is less.

Result:

Win= +10 pts
Draw= +5 pts

Scoring:

Per td scored= +1 pts
Per td allowed= -1 pts

Casualties:

Per cas caused= +1 pts
No negative modifier for casualties against - you've already suffered enough!

Bonuses:

Score 5 or more touchdowns= +2 pts
Shutout victory (opponent does not score)= +2 pts
Force opponent concession= +3 pts

Double points awarded for all Category A games - multiply your total score x2.
Double baseline points awarded for all Category B games - multiply your baseline score x2.


Woah, that's a lot! Just remember that the higher the TV of both teams, the better. The more you score & inflict casualties and the less they score, the better.

Step 4.

Win stuff!

We'll recognize the Top 3 Spots in the Overall Standings:
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You can also gain fame by having the highest total in any of the 5 Categories:
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We'll recognize the Top 3 brave and determined souls who complete in Black Box:
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The top League team is honored as well:
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Oh, and we mourn along with the team suffering the most casualties in their scoring matches:
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Step 5.

Some coaches take on extra challenges that have become part of the League's lore:

Synnful Sprint

Coach Synn; likes to add an extra bit of difficulty to an E.L.F. season - something known as a "sprint." The challenge is to take a new TR100 team and refuse all matches vs. other elves for the first 20 games. After that time, the sprinter is free to play other elves.

Extra difficult and not for the squeamish!

Dalfort Dash

Playing 10 different races not enough of a challenge for you?

Coach Dalfort suggests you try and play all 24 races during the course of a season. Once you have done so you have completed a Dash!

Kondor Kluster

You know you can coach more than one team in a season, right?

Coach Kondor suggests you complete the Cycle with one of each of the four elf races in a single season. Do you have the fortitude for forty matches minimum?

These aren't really anything official, just another thing some of the coaches like challenge themselves to do.

Step 6.

Maybe you're seeking some simpler fame and fortune. How about breaking a scoring record and being remembered that way?

Seasons XXVI+ Scoring Records.

Point Totals
Overall: Born To Live Forever - 473 points.
Category A: Naggaroth Zaphyrs - 150 points.
Category B: Born To Live Forever - 113 points.
Category C: Slim Chance Brigade, Dark EIves in Disguise & Born To Live Forever - 74 points.
Category D: Dollhouse, Elvish Marmelade, Slim Chance Brigade, Moon Assassins & Archers of Avelon - 79 points.
Category E: Kickstarter - 86 points.

Single Match
Most TDs: Slim Chance Brigade - 9
Most Cas: Dallas Dendrophiliacs - 14
Most Cas Against: Arboron Furies - 12
Highest Gate: Feyenoord Rotterdam - 59,000

Season
Most Cas Against: woodland fawns - 50

Get your sights set on one or more of these!

Step 7.

When does this all happen?

Season LXXII runs 06 May, 2020 through 30 June, 2020.

We'll accept applications from all elf teams up until the last 2 weeks of the season.

So, are you ready to join the #1 Metagroup on Fumbbl?
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steinerp



Joined: Sep 18, 2005

Post   Posted: May 08, 2020 - 06:54 Reply with quote Back to top

I just want to thank you for keeping this alive. Having this league still around after basically quitting fummbl during season one is a great thing. The automated scoring and size of the league are very impressive. Great job. I'm looking forward to this season as well to see if my weight of games and occasional lucky win can compete with some of the excellent coaches again. Mostly I'll just be trying to get the cycle completed with all four elves again. The one negative comment I had about last season (and looking at some of the past season results) is the scoring really seems to reward playing bad coaches and running up the score. Has there been any discussion about putting in a scaling factor for opposing coach CR as beating up on bad coaches doesn't seem to be spirit of the league? (note I'm not saying coaches are doing this on purpose, I doubt they are, but the scores that count tend to be versus bad teams/coaches from what I can tell)
pizzamogul



Joined: Jun 13, 2005

Post   Posted: May 08, 2020 - 23:42 Reply with quote Back to top

Seven teams have signed up for Season LXXII:
  • 1 RandomOracle [ B] Community (2009) 150 150 Wood Elf 2020-05-07 22:01:55
  • 2 RandomOracle [ B] Parks and Recreation 166 166 Dark Elf 2020-05-07 22:02:01
  • 3 lautrehamon [ B] [BT3] Avelron Outcasts 149 149 Elven Union 2020-05-07 22:20:05
  • 4 zenithed [ R] Clar Karond Druchii 175 197 Dark Elf 2020-05-08 00:31:01
  • 5 Wolvassa [ B] [BBT3] Black Gulf Harlequins 125 131 Elven Union 2020-05-08 08:43:26
  • 6 Wolvassa [ B] [BBT3] Middle Sea Marauders 133 140 Dark Elf 2020-05-08 08:43:39
  • 7 doclystria [ B] Kenen Milad 167 174 Wood Elf 2020-05-08 09:16:05
Get your teams signed up too!

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pizzamogul



Joined: Jun 13, 2005

Post   Posted: May 08, 2020 - 23:49 Reply with quote Back to top

steinerp wrote:
I just want to thank you for keeping this alive. Having this league still around after basically quitting fummbl during season one is a great thing. The automated scoring and size of the league are very impressive. Great job. I'm looking forward to this season as well to see if my weight of games and occasional lucky win can compete with some of the excellent coaches again. Mostly I'll just be trying to get the cycle completed with all four elves again. The one negative comment I had about last season (and looking at some of the past season results) is the scoring really seems to reward playing bad coaches and running up the score. Has there been any discussion about putting in a scaling factor for opposing coach CR as beating up on bad coaches doesn't seem to be spirit of the league? (note I'm not saying coaches are doing this on purpose, I doubt they are, but the scores that count tend to be versus bad teams/coaches from what I can tell)

Thank you for the feedback & kind words.

We had some different scoring systems in place in the past. Coaches hated when CR was a factor, so we changed it to Gate back before CRP messed up that metric. I haven't seen or come up with an elegant solution since then.

When I brainstorm about this lately, it's more trying to put Black Box on an even footing with Ranked. The ability to choose your opponent is just too much of an advantage in the long run. If Christer added something to the match report that denotes a tournament game or links the bracket, I'd probably make "how matches are paired/arranged" a much larger factor in the baseline scoring.

Edit: And the thing I'd need most to make any changes is someone with the ability to reprogram the Java scoring file.

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eyeslikethunder



Joined: Aug 02, 2003

Post   Posted: May 09, 2020 - 01:04 Reply with quote Back to top

is it too late to join

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pizzamogul



Joined: Jun 13, 2005

Post   Posted: May 09, 2020 - 01:18 Reply with quote Back to top

eyeslikethunder wrote:
is it too late to join

It is not too late, this season is taking applications until June 16th. Join up now!

One more team is in:
  • 1 Xollman [ B] Vuecencia y vuesed 113 113 High Elf 2020-05-09 01:11:09

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pizzamogul



Joined: Jun 13, 2005

Post   Posted: May 09, 2020 - 01:44 Reply with quote Back to top

08 May 2020

Scores ELF season 72 starting 2020-05-06 ending 2020-06-30

Top Ten Scores:
1 [R] Michigan GT Try 3 - 231
2 [R] Be Why You - 85
3 [B ] Terrible Trade-elves BBL - 77
4 [L] Amateur Professionals - 68
5 [B ] Boudin Noir Butchers BBL - 62
6 [B ] Kenen Milad - 56
7 [R] Fondly Regard Creation - 47
8 [B ] DD Crew - 44
9 [B ] Dales City Royals - - 42
10 [R] Slim Chance Brigade - 38

Black Box:
3 [B ] Terrible Trade-elves BBL - 77
5 [B ] Boudin Noir Butchers BBL - 62
6 [B ] Kenen Milad - 56
8 [B ] DD Crew - 44

League:
4 [L] Amateur Professionals - 68

Categories:
A Michigan GT Try 3 (High Elf) - 90
B Terrible Trade-elves BBL (Elven Union) - 58
C Michigan GT Try 3 (High Elf) - 23
D Michigan GT Try 3 (High Elf) - 57
E Michigan GT Try 3 (High Elf) - 61

Match Records:
Most TDs Michigan GT Try 3 (High Elf) - 6
Most Cas Slim Chance Brigade (Elven Union) - 6
Most Cas Against Kenen Milad (Wood Elf) - 6
Highest Gate Michigan GT Try 3 (High Elf) - Caledor_Dragons (High Elf) - 40000

Casualties Against:
1 Michigan GT Try 3 - 11
2 Be Why You - 9
3 Kenen Milad - 9
4 DD Crew - 9
5 Terrible Trade-elves BBL - 7
6 Dales City Royals - - 6
7 Sinister Routine - 4
8 Amateur Professionals - 3
9 Boudin Noir Butchers BBL - 3
10 [BBT3] Black Gulf Harlequins - 3
11 Vuecencia y vuesed - 3

Season LXXII runs 06 May through 30 June, 2020.

Recruitment ends 16 June, 2020.

You can view the entire list of Cycles to date on the E.L.F Tournaments Tab.

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Nelphine



Joined: Apr 01, 2011

Post   Posted: May 09, 2020 - 02:05 Reply with quote Back to top

For me the most important thing to change about the scoring, is simply the extra points for the touchdowns/cas. Regardless of what you end up with, with that bonus in, you end up with the best scoring games being against the teams with the worst ability to defend, whether due to coaching ability, team build, or simple atrocious luck. Adding a bonus for 4 or 5 touchdowns for, and a bonus for a shutout (+1 in both cases) would be plenty. You want the baseline to be impossible to overcome with score, and the score to actually be a bonus to set apart the teams that otherwise have the same baselines.
I also think that gate, or FF, can still be used satisfactorily instead of CR. In particular, gate is random enough right now to encourage simply playing more games to get a higher score.
steinerp



Joined: Sep 18, 2005

Post   Posted: May 09, 2020 - 02:43 Reply with quote Back to top

I'm not an expert coder by any means but if you know what you want to change I can probably poke around and implement it. I was actually thinking about asking if you would share a copy of the code so I could privately manipulate it to try different systems
pizzamogul



Joined: Jun 13, 2005

Post   Posted: May 09, 2020 - 17:10 Reply with quote Back to top

steinerp wrote:
I'm not an expert coder by any means but if you know what you want to change I can probably poke around and implement it. I was actually thinking about asking if you would share a copy of the code so I could privately manipulate it to try different systems

Shoot me a PM with your email address and I'll send it over.

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pizzamogul



Joined: Jun 13, 2005

Post   Posted: May 09, 2020 - 23:48 Reply with quote Back to top

Two new teams have joined us:
  • 1 Alzhaid [ R] Korunha Union 130 130 Elven Union 2020-05-09 01:31:08
  • 2 ramchop [L] Bravado 195 195 Wood Elf 2020-05-09 03:15:42

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pizzamogul



Joined: Jun 13, 2005

Post   Posted: May 10, 2020 - 00:10 Reply with quote Back to top

09 May 2020

Scores ELF season 72 starting 2020-05-06 ending 2020-06-30

One Cycle completed already!

Top Ten Scores:
1 [R] Michigan GT Try 3 - 319 *
2 [R] Be Why You - 160
3 [B ] Kenen Milad - 81
4 [B ] Terrible Trade-elves BBL - 77
5 [R] Caledor_Dragons - 76
6 [L] Amateur Professionals - 68
7 [B ] Boudin Noir Butchers BBL - 62
8 [R] Michigan Nature Association - 62
9 [R] Fondly Regard Creation - 47
10 [R] Korunha Union - 46

Black Box:
3 [B ] Kenen Milad - 81
4 [B ] Terrible Trade-elves BBL - 77
7 [B ] Boudin Noir Butchers BBL - 62
11 [B ] DD Crew - 44

League:
6 [L] Amateur Professionals - 68

Categories:
A Michigan GT Try 3 (High Elf) - 90
B Michigan GT Try 3 (High Elf) - 74
C Kenen Milad (Wood Elf) - 43
D Michigan GT Try 3 (High Elf) - 57
E Michigan GT Try 3 (High Elf) - 61

Match Records:
Most TDs Michigan GT Try 3 (High Elf) - 6
Most Cas Slim Chance Brigade (Elven Union) - 6
Most Cas Against Kenen Milad (Wood Elf) - 6
Highest Gate Caledor_Dragons (High Elf) - 41000

Casualties Against:
1 Michigan GT Try 3 - 22
2 Be Why You - 12
3 Kenen Milad - 11
4 DD Crew - 9
5 Terrible Trade-elves BBL - 7
6 Caledor_Dragons - 7
7 Dales City Royals - - 6
8 Michigan Nature Association - 4
9 Sinister Routine - 4
10 Amateur Professionals - 3
11 Boudin Noir Butchers BBL - 3
12 Korunha Union - 3
13 Silver Guardians - 3
14 [BBT3] Black Gulf Harlequins - 3
15 Community (2009) - 3
16 Naggarond Blackhearts - 3
17 Vuecencia y vuesed - 3

Season LXXII runs 06 May through 30 June, 2020.

Recruitment ends 16 June, 2020.

You can view the entire list of Cycles to date on the E.L.F Tournaments Tab.

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pizzamogul



Joined: Jun 13, 2005

Post   Posted: May 10, 2020 - 18:52 Reply with quote Back to top

One more team is ready to go:
  • 1 ramchop [ B] Sting Bunter 144 144 Dark Elf 2020-05-10 01:40:43

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pizzamogul



Joined: Jun 13, 2005

Post   Posted: May 10, 2020 - 19:15 Reply with quote Back to top

10 May 2020

Scores ELF season 72 starting 2020-05-06 ending 2020-06-30

Top Ten Scores:
1 [R] Michigan GT Try 3 - 319 *
2 [R] Be Why You - 160
3 [R] Michigan Nature Association - 135
4 [B ] Boudin Noir Butchers BBL - 127
5 [B ] Kenen Milad - 102
6 [R] Caledor_Dragons - 94
7 [B ] Terrible Trade-elves BBL - 77
8 [L] Amateur Professionals - 68
9 [R] Fondly Regard Creation - 47
10 [R] Korunha Union - 46

Black Box:
4 [B ] Boudin Noir Butchers BBL - 127
5 [B ] Kenen Milad - 102
7 [B ] Terrible Trade-elves BBL - 77
12 [B ] DD Crew - 44

League:
8 [L] Amateur Professionals - 68

Categories:
A Michigan GT Try 3 (High Elf) - 90
B Michigan GT Try 3 (High Elf) - 74
C Kenen Milad (Wood Elf) - 43
D Michigan GT Try 3 (High Elf) - 57
E Michigan GT Try 3 (High Elf) - 61

Match Records:
Most TDs Michigan GT Try 3 (High Elf) - 6
Most Cas Slim Chance Brigade (Elven Union) - 6
Most Cas Against Kenen Milad (Wood Elf) - 6
Highest Gate Caledor_Dragons (High Elf) - 41000

Casualties Against:
1 Michigan GT Try 3 - 22
2 Kenen Milad - 13
3 Be Why You - 12
4 Boudin Noir Butchers BBL - 9
5 DD Crew - 9
6 Michigan Nature Association - 7
7 Caledor_Dragons - 7
8 Terrible Trade-elves BBL - 7
9 Dales City Royals - - 6
10 Winter Whispers - 4
11 Sinister Routine - 4

Season LXXII runs 06 May through 30 June, 2020.

Recruitment ends 16 June, 2020.

You can view the entire list of Cycles to date on the E.L.F Tournaments Tab.

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pizzamogul



Joined: Jun 13, 2005

Post   Posted: May 11, 2020 - 22:41 Reply with quote Back to top

11 May 2020

Scores ELF season 72 starting 2020-05-06 ending 2020-06-30

2nd Cycle completed!

Top Ten Scores:
1 [R] Michigan GT Try 3 - 319 *
2 [R] Be Why You - 291 *
3 [R] Michigan Nature Association - 243
4 [R] Caledor_Dragons - 228
5 [B ] Boudin Noir Butchers BBL - 142
6 [B ] Kenen Milad - 132
7 [R] Korunha Union - 115
8 [B ] Terrible Trade-elves BBL - 77
9 [L] Amateur Professionals - 68
10 [R] Born To Live Forever - 61

Black Box:
5 [B ] Boudin Noir Butchers BBL - 142
6 [B ] Kenen Milad - 132
8 [B ] Terrible Trade-elves BBL - 77
12 [B ] [BT3] Furchtlos - 47

League:
9 [L] Amateur Professionals - 68

Categories:
A Michigan GT Try 3 (High Elf) - 90
B Michigan Nature Association (Dark Elf) - 78
C Michigan Nature Association (Dark Elf) - 47
D Michigan GT Try 3 (High Elf) - 57
E Caledor_Dragons (High Elf) - 62

Match Records:
Most TDs Michigan GT Try 3 (High Elf) - 6
Most Cas Slim Chance Brigade (Elven Union) - 6
Most Cas Against Michigan Nature Association (Dark Elf) - 9
Highest Gate Caledor_Dragons (High Elf) - 41000

Casualties Against:
1 Michigan Nature Association - 28
2 Be Why You - 25
3 Michigan GT Try 3 - 22
4 Kenen Milad - 15
5 Caledor_Dragons - 13
6 Boudin Noir Butchers BBL - 11
7 DD Crew - 9
8 Korunha Union - 8
9 Terrible Trade-elves BBL - 7
10 Dales City Royals - - 6

Season LXXII runs 06 May through 30 June, 2020.

Recruitment ends 16 June, 2020.

You can view the entire list of Cycles to date on the E.L.F Tournaments Tab.

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