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Posted by: Christer on Sunday, March 19, 2017 - 20:47
I've pushed through some changes that should fix the issues we had with petty cash and inducements earlier today. With this fix, I've also re-enabled the BB2016 settings for petty cash (meaning all treasury is moved to petty cash automatically, and it doesn't affect your TV). Note that using gold beyond the "underdog" free inducement gold you get will affect your team treasury.

Beyond this, the previous announcement regarding Piling On has been revised. The absolute storm of responses on it made it very clear that a majority of you are unhappy with the decision that was made. I have taken a few of the points brought up to heart and have chosen to change the way it's going to be dealt with:

Players in R and B who have the Piling On skill will have that skill replaced with Juggernaut.

Why the change? The key problem with switching it to Mighty Blow is that it hurts big guys (who inherently have mighty blow). The lookups I did on skill picks did not take these inherent positional skills into account, and taking that into account made it abundantly clear that switching to Mighty Blow would more or less be equivalent to simply leaving it as-is.

With Juggernaut as the skill to replace Piling On, there are far fewer players with duplicates (6% of PI players, who will still be left as-is with a skill that simply bloats the player).

This skill change will take place at some point soon(tm), e.g. within a few hours unless some other more pressing thing crops up (for example more problems with results).

Edit
Players in Ranked and Blackbox now have Juggernaut instead of Piling On.


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Re: BB2016 update
by Dominik on Mar 19, 2017 - 22:07

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Out of curiosity:
Why isn't it an option to let the coach select a new Strength Skill after a game is played? Would that require too much coding?


Re: BB2016 update
by Dhaktokh on Mar 19, 2017 - 23:16

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You are just awesome Christer.
Most Bosses wouldnt change a thing after their "final" word was written.
You however continue to show brilliant leadership.


Re: BB2016 update
by vaclav on Mar 20, 2017 - 00:00

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Tx for good decision!


Re: BB2016 update
by ph0enyx13 on Mar 20, 2017 - 01:23

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Is there going to be an option for league tournaments to use CRP rule piling on (not have it cost a reroll). Or to have league teams change piling on to Juggernaut?


Re: BB2016 update
by Sinnyil on Mar 20, 2017 - 02:37

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I applaud this decision.


Re: BB2016 update
by Semitence on Mar 20, 2017 - 10:50

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This is an excellent decision. I only play league really so it doesn't affect me but it's a solid change.


Re: BB2016 update
by Danish_Dan on Mar 20, 2017 - 11:08

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Really cool decision. Having Juggernaut will be quite fun actually, although not a choice for skill I would normally have chosen.


Re: BB2016 update
by Gartch on Mar 20, 2017 - 11:56

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Thank you Christer and Kalimar for your hard work.

I think the previous way of dealing with PO was also acceptable and coaches shouldn't annoy you with these minor problems regarding the time you spend on the site.

Thank you again for all the time you spend for the site and for not giving up facing some coaches attitude.


Re: BB2016 update
by Harad on Mar 20, 2017 - 15:34

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I think this is a higher quality solution. Thank you.


Re: BB2016 update
by KhorneliusPraxx on Mar 20, 2017 - 22:20

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I am confused. Is Piling On part of Blood Bowl or not? If it is, why did you get rid of it? If it isn't, why only change Ranked and Black Box?


Re: BB2016 update
by BooAhl on Mar 20, 2017 - 23:00

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Christer, I am a stats nerd. Maybe it is to late now, but if you would have included the Big Guys, would the PO+MB skill set been more like 90%? Or was the 67ish% still true?


Re: BB2016 update
by DrDeath on Mar 21, 2017 - 00:11

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That looks a good solution but what about players that already have juggernaut? Shouldn't be too many, can they get something else with a support ticket (yes I have a legend with juggernaut :))?


Re: BB2016 update
by mr-maverick on Mar 21, 2017 - 15:10

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https://www.fumbbl.com/p/player?player_id=8277928

Homer Simpson now has 2 fine sets of Jugg's, lol


Re: BB2016 update
by JimmyFantastic on Mar 23, 2017 - 23:36

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Fantastic!


Re: BB2016 update
by Pookie on Mar 25, 2017 - 14:33

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Juggernaut seems like a useful skill. Not one I would pick, but better than nothing. My Berzerkers thank you.