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2011-11-29 19:45:04
39 votes, rating 5.1
Project?
I feel the need for a bit of a project.

After crashing out of the FC last week with my Frogs munched into little Clawed up Mighty Blow Piled On pieces, I’ve now had both of my favourite teams cast onto the ‘rebuild job’ pile. To be honest, it’s not a pile I look to and think it’s going to be much fun beginning that particular journey. I’ve never had much drive to rebuild teams once they’ve been slapped down (well, except League teams), it’s just not my thing as a rule. On-top of that, my week hitting Amsterdam hard is still with me I think, 9 games of BB across 3 days and an awful lot of beer thrown in has meant that I’m a bit topped up with Blood Bowl for now. I tend to walk past groups of people in the street and criticise their formation – that’s an awful cage for a bus queue to be arranged into. I’m in there for 2D. N00bs.

I think it happens to us all every so often. BB, of course, has no off season. January is much the same as July in terms of there always being something to play in, always something to build to. Any rest we grant ourselves is rest we choose to take. I think resting is really important sometimes, it’s really very easy to slip into the ‘just one more game’ cycle, and three months later, you forgot what you were pushing for, and the joy of the game has gone, it’s more like watching the Matrix drift down past your eyes as you robotically insert non-descript pixel a into square b (and don’t joyously Dodge a Wardancer next to Morg). It’s important that even though we’re lucky enough to have our hobby on a 24 hour, continuous free drip feed, we don’t overdo it to the point it’s a job and not something to enjoy.

So I’m having a bit of a recharge of the old FUMBBL batteries for a couple of weeks, but I think when I return, I’d really benefit from engaging in some sort of project.

I’ve never been the sort of coach to really give myself a direction. I’ve found the sport of a one off R / B game enough for me, that competition doesn’t need an over-arching goal or story, the game is glorious enough on it’s own. But I don’t know, perhaps a bit of a push in some direction or other may be good for the old grey cells, might put the pazazz back into BB. How many of us with thousands of games can really still claim to get excited when the ball kicks off, rather than just praying that Blitz! doesn’t happen?

I got to thinking how much I’ve enjoyed the Majors I entered this year. It’s unlike me, I think (as my previous blog mentioned) LRB6’s greatest FUMBBL triumph may have been elevating Majors from pointless cheese expresses to worthwhile endeavours. You may as well delete the history of them up to 2011, as far as I’m concerned, but we now live in an era where such competitions are relevant, for all sorts of reasons. Also, I’ve not really enjoyed my last few games. I’m not up for opening a Claw / MB / PO debate, but my own feeling is that I’d rather a guy try and thoughtfully out-Guard and out-block me with a bash team than engage one or two kill machines and click through an hour without thinking. So, perhaps making a run at the R Major circuit might be a nice route back into the addiction in a couple of weeks. I think Darkies are excellent in the ruleset, I’m yet to build what I’d consider a DE team I’ve fell in love with, and I think I’m unlikely to play that much in terms of Claw / MB / PO (although I’m not up for deliberate avoidance). I’ve never really had a proper go at a Ranked Major, so it’s untested ground.

Although, that does strike me as a pretty bland project. I mean, it’s not the genius that is Evolution of Undead Pixels, is it? Boy, when ideas like that pop up, you have to be jealous you weren’t the brains behind the soon to be legend.

Has anyone had a genius idea lately? Anyone part way through an awesome project I can rip off? What direction is interesting and a bit ‘out-there’ to add a bit of spice to proceedings? I don’t think 16 Snotlings is really my cup of tea, but I’m certainly open to some genius new way of looking at BB that elevates the spin cycle of play, play, play to something loftier.

Of course, BB never really ends once you’re in it. You never break free, you chase the Dragon, along with everyone else. I’m co-running a tournament this weekend, buggering off to Belgium next week to get drunk / play TT. And the WIL is back soon for another glorious season I can’t not play in. So when I say ‘break’ I probably mean ‘blink’. Plus, all of those things are more socially than BB driven, to one extent or nothing. There again, a ‘blink’ is better than nothing at all. :)
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Posted by pythrr on 2011-11-29 19:56:16
goo

seriously.

you need a drink

:)
Posted by Calthor on 2011-11-29 20:03:02
'I tend to walk past groups of people in the street and criticise their formation – that’s an awful cage for a bus queue to be arranged into.'

Yup. Those kinds of thoughts creep into my mind as well! \o/
Posted by Cavetroll on 2011-11-29 20:42:49
I see blood bowl formations in tile patterns quite often.
Posted by blader4411 on 2011-11-29 20:48:49
Enjoy picking your way into a Major.

-Blader
Posted by Purplegoo on 2011-11-29 20:51:37
Oh bless you. :)
Posted by pythrr on 2011-11-29 20:52:16
ah, blader, full o' class.
Posted by koadah on 2011-11-29 20:56:04
You could always have a crack at the Human League Premiership.

Shameless plug of course. ;)

http://www.cmanu.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/bb/stats/sprint.html?sprintId=18
Posted by JigerJones on 2011-11-29 21:05:12
Hope you find something to get the fire burning again Goo.
Posted by the_Sage on 2011-11-29 21:28:37
I'd love to let you steal my ideas, but my latest projects involve building slann teams... =P
Posted by icesmooth on 2011-11-29 22:09:32
"I think Darkies are excellent in the ruleset"

I took my moderately skilled DE team Tre Fulham to the Black Cup finals and my more skilled FC Dallas to the Round of 32 in the FC. DE has easily become my favorite race for the defensive qualities and skill needed to win against the bashers. One area that I have begun to explore with DE is developing the Runner into a pure passer. For instance, I had a runner with pass, surehands, +AG, +MA. Offensively I now could elf stall in the backfield or loose cage the Runner and Dump-off if pressed. To tell you the truth it made my offense nearly unstoppable with FC Dallas scoring 4, 5, and 4 TDs before losing to Malmir's CD 2-1.

A highly developed, diverse DE team is loads of fun!

Best of luck to you and finding that fire!
Posted by DukeTyrion on 2011-11-29 22:49:04
I think your challenge should be building your signature team, and Dark Elves would be a great way to go.
Posted by Dolls on 2011-11-29 23:51:10
But clarksongoo said that dark elves are seriously uncool. On the other hand he said that rotters are sub-zero :)
Posted by spiro on 2011-11-30 00:12:36
maybe try to write some book intead that blog ; ] like : project of megallomania.

bollock !!
Posted by Were_M_Eye on 2011-11-30 06:20:34
Dark elves are so emo, play high elves!
Posted by jarvis_pants on 2011-11-30 07:27:46
Build a team into a legend like Dukes Mice In Black spend time on names and history, write awesome match reports. Fall in love with pixels by giving them history and character.
Posted by pythrr on 2011-11-30 08:37:16
:( pixel live is meta-wrong
Posted by pythrr on 2011-11-30 08:37:37
also, pixel-love.

wot? it's 7am
Posted by King_Ghidra on 2011-11-30 11:07:16
Vamps!

A couple of people have proven they are Major-worthy (I think of Tarabaralla's Principi in particular), and they are certainly a bit different and a good project-type team.
Posted by OenarLod on 2011-11-30 12:11:32
My main goal here on FUMBBL is to build a Ranked Major worth team playing only tournament matches. So only RRR, SMACK and XFL allowed...
I'm am average player at best, so I'm still trying to come up with a team decent enough for a SMACK after a RRR, but I'm sure you will have a much easier time than me!
Posted by Jimjimany on 2011-11-30 17:21:46
Wah?
Posted by PigStar-69 on 2011-11-30 17:53:22
phil ! if not darkies then go norse ! they are now teh awesome. oh and if you take norse , then so will i ;-D.

i just need to get modern warfare 3 outa my system for now. i really am hooked on it and the online banter reaches new heights with the buddies i join games with ;-D.

lemme know what you enter in the next majour, i did rather enjoy playing with my bollocks in the last 1 i entered heh
Posted by Purplegoo on 2011-11-30 20:09:43
Thanks, gang. Think I'm going to do the Darkie thing.

Couple of weeks of FUMBBL rest, then it's on. ;)
Posted by SillySod on 2011-12-01 01:06:57
Make a team.... make it a competitive team.... but self impose a rule that you must recieve one "sizzle" of approval every X many games (lets say 5). To earn a sizzle you need to take an unusual but not outright bad skill selection: something interesting and a little bit out there like a shadowing gutter runner, leaping human blitzer, or whatever. Ideally it should be something that you will actually make use of. You may or may not wish to require sizzles to be approved by Mr Gromril.

The idea is to end up with a good team but also something a little bit quirky and memorable.
Posted by SeraphimRed on 2011-12-01 14:10:05
Maybe it's a project outside of BB you need?
I really enjoy the few games I play on here every month now that I rarely play.