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2020

2020-06-29 12:44:28
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2020-06-02 09:53:59
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2020-05-29 08:33:31
rating 4.8
2020-05-27 10:18:39
rating 5
2020-05-23 22:32:47
rating 5.8
2020-05-19 10:27:45
rating 5.6
2020-05-14 09:58:21
rating 5
2020-05-11 13:46:43
rating 5.8
2020-04-12 11:08:41
rating 5.8
2020-04-04 10:59:02
rating 5.7
2020-03-29 22:27:03
rating 5.9
2020-03-27 11:56:38
rating 5.7
2020-03-25 10:36:57
rating 5.5
2020-03-21 20:09:05
rating 5.8
2020-03-19 11:33:27
rating 5.8
2020-02-29 20:15:59
rating 4
2020-01-31 16:46:51
rating 4.4

2019

2019-12-05 14:07:21
rating 5.3
2019-11-28 12:56:48
rating 4.2
2019-10-31 21:03:52
rating 5.7
2019-10-01 22:14:02
rating 5.8
2019-08-30 20:42:57
rating 5.8
2019-07-31 22:06:42
rating 5.2
2019-06-01 21:19:02
rating 5.8
2019-04-30 20:50:51
rating 4.8
2019-04-12 11:48:46
rating 6
2019-03-31 22:12:47
rating 6
2019-02-28 22:15:36
rating 6
2019-01-31 22:36:53
rating 4.3

2018

2018-11-30 18:48:22
rating 5.2
2018-10-31 21:31:37
rating 3.5
2018-09-28 21:04:52
rating 5.3
2018-08-29 17:19:08
rating 4.8
2018-07-31 11:28:46
rating 6
2018-06-29 17:21:49
rating 4.3
2018-05-31 22:31:52
rating 6
2018-05-01 22:21:48
rating 5.3
2018-03-30 21:58:47
rating 5.7
2018-02-28 20:53:29
rating 5.3
2018-01-31 22:10:32
rating 5.3
2018-01-08 23:13:09
rating 5.6

2017

2017-02-27 22:16:44
rating 5.7
2017-01-19 21:01:15
rating 4.8
2017-01-16 20:19:25
rating 3.5
2017-01-07 16:30:25
rating 5.3

2016

2016-11-07 21:21:31
rating 4.7
2016-10-13 12:48:51
rating 5.3
2016-09-12 09:06:48
rating 4.4
2016-09-08 21:05:08
rating 6
2016-09-05 18:57:28
rating 5.8
2016-09-01 19:24:37
rating 6
2016-08-30 21:34:24
rating 6
2016-08-28 11:26:25
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2016-06-24 06:34:00
rating 6
2016-06-22 20:55:03
rating 3.5
2016-06-20 19:18:03
rating 0
2016-06-13 21:12:57
rating 5.2
2016-05-18 19:37:27
rating 4.2
2016-05-15 20:23:20
rating 4.9
2016-04-11 12:44:27
rating 5.4
2016-04-04 09:20:28
rating 4.3
2016-04-01 18:40:48
rating 4.3
2016-03-29 18:47:58
rating 4.3
2016-03-25 11:39:15
rating 5.4
2016-03-24 09:16:47
rating 4.3
2016-03-20 12:35:28
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2016-01-17 21:05:12
rating 4.3
2016-01-14 19:47:35
rating 5
2016-01-11 20:58:21
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2016-01-09 19:03:09
rating 6
2016-01-06 19:39:11
rating 5.5

2015

2015-12-22 19:49:53
rating 6
2015-12-03 19:20:34
rating 5.3
2015-11-26 08:41:28
rating 4.3
2015-11-23 22:13:44
rating 4.8
2015-11-20 22:13:14
rating 5
2015-11-16 19:40:13
rating 5.3
2015-11-05 14:44:28
rating 4.3
2015-11-01 11:12:19
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2015-10-19 11:16:03
rating 6
2015-08-17 23:19:49
rating 4.8
2015-08-14 20:44:56
rating 4
2015-08-10 17:05:27
rating 5.2
2015-07-25 12:24:57
rating 4.9
2015-07-20 22:21:44
rating 3.5
2015-06-14 20:22:26
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2015-06-11 22:42:00
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2015-06-08 22:04:49
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2015-06-03 22:22:44
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2015-05-27 23:26:35
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2015-05-26 20:03:18
rating 6
2015-05-10 17:11:14
rating 5.6
2015-05-09 16:27:45
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2015-03-29 12:40:53
rating 6
2015-03-23 20:00:14
rating 5.6
2015-03-15 16:30:16
rating 5.6
2015-03-08 17:44:13
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2015-02-24 19:03:23
rating 5.1
2015-01-29 20:45:56
rating 5
2015-01-12 09:44:16
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2014

2014-12-30 19:45:18
rating 5.3
2014-08-02 11:18:38
rating 5.8
2014-04-18 20:12:27
rating 5.6
2014-03-22 10:18:13
rating 5.8
2014-01-19 10:47:29
rating 6

2013

2013-12-23 17:59:38
rating 5.8
2013-10-14 19:20:12
rating 5.6
2013-07-03 21:03:39
rating 4.8
2013-04-15 17:28:27
rating 5.8
2013-03-19 21:14:15
rating 4.7
2013-03-13 19:41:40
rating 5.1

2012

2012-10-16 20:56:34
rating 4.3
2012-07-28 09:44:26
rating 5
2012-07-13 19:52:14
rating 5.3
2012-04-19 21:10:11
rating 5
2012-03-02 18:47:22
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2011

2011-11-29 19:45:04
rating 5.1
2011-11-22 10:02:09
rating 5.4
2011-11-15 21:03:30
rating 4.5
2011-11-01 21:39:43
rating 5.1
2011-09-25 16:48:03
rating 4.9
2011-05-23 16:04:59
rating 5.6
2011-02-27 11:51:34
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2011-01-20 12:45:03
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2010

2010-11-11 17:50:10
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2010-09-28 20:56:23
rating 4.8
2010-08-30 16:25:01
rating 5
2010-08-01 21:22:32
rating 4.9
2010-04-04 21:25:57
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2010-02-17 20:09:59
rating 3.5
2010-01-05 12:05:02
rating 4.6

2009

2009-12-21 11:19:56
rating 4.8
2009-10-04 20:50:45
rating 4.5
2009-08-22 14:18:13
rating 3.8
2009-08-09 09:12:55
rating 4.7
2009-08-02 21:07:56
rating 4.7
2009-05-05 21:24:46
rating 5.1
2009-01-25 11:17:28
rating 5

2008

2008-11-04 20:06:44
rating 4.6
2008-10-15 20:26:30
rating 4.8
2008-06-03 11:50:09
rating 5.1
2008-02-16 15:47:30
rating 5
2008-01-06 10:48:05
rating 5.1
2008-01-03 21:03:34
rating 4.6

2007

2007-11-12 15:51:33
rating 4.7
2007-10-27 19:33:15
rating 4.8
2007-09-20 15:15:48
rating 4.2
2007-09-10 10:11:44
rating 4.5
2007-08-17 17:11:56
rating 4.6
2007-08-17 13:46:09
rating 3.8
2007-08-02 15:32:47
rating 4.5
2007-07-31 12:11:50
rating 3.9
2007-07-30 18:44:45
rating 3.8
2007-07-30 09:51:58
rating 3.6
2020-05-19 10:27:45
14 votes, rating 5.6
NAF Live: Ongoing Plan
Hi gang,

In the promotional round for the last NAF Live tournament, I wrote that I’d talk about the future of the concept this week. So, here that talk is!

Firstly, we almost have our ruleset sorted for the weekend of 30/31 May. On those dates, we’ll be putting on a 6 game weekend tournament (three games on each day), and each timezone will feature one ‘all in together’ group. Whether there are 8, 80 or 800 participants, you’ll all be fighting it out for one top spot. Expect news on the ruleset to be posted this weekend.

What happens thereafter is not yet entirely set in stone. When we began to put on these Live tournaments, we thought they would have a limited shelf-life. We have tried the concept before (long before Covid-19 and a near-global lockdown), and it was not at all popular. We found that coaches (and admins!) didn’t want to work all week and then sit at their computer all weekend, which isn’t unreasonable. Our thinking here was that, while life was very different, we’d try again and offer some escapism while there was no tabletop BB available; mothballing the concept when life returned to normal.

The tournaments have been more successful than I imagined they would be. We had > 250 of you join us for the NAF Live Championship, which is amazing. The overall feedback has been extremely warm, and we’ve built an excellent team of admins that have pitched in and made the tournaments happen. You will have noted the efforts of Foad, Stingray, neilwat and Stimme over this past weekend, but we also have Strider84, sann0638, Leipziger and D_Aquebus helping with various tasks behind the scenes. With the level of positivity around the tournaments and the admin team infrastructure we’ve built up, we have decided to continue NAF Live tournaments on an ongoing basis.

That said, we won’t be continuing with a frequency of one tournament every two weeks for much longer. Participation this past weekend was reduced (although I appreciate that the slight difference in format was probably a contributing factor), and FUMBBL play more generally seems to be slowly reducing. While it is unwise to make sweeping statements about ‘lockdown’ as if it’s the same for all of us, and predicting the future in general is plain foolish, it is logical that as the precautions governments are enforcing are relaxed and summer arrives, demand for these tournaments will reduce. It will become much more sensible to hold an event (say) monthly than fortnightly to maintain a critical mass. We should also ensure our staff don’t burn out. While they’re keen, they’re slowly drifting back to ‘normality’ themselves, and it makes it harder and harder to lose a weekend to overseeing an online Blood Bowl tournament.

There will be as many opinions on this news as there are people interested in the concept. I’m sure some of you would be happy to play a NAF Live event every weekend, and there are others that would love to participate just once, if only real life would allow. And everything between. At the moment, my feeling is that the upcoming tournament on 30/31 May is going to be our penultimate or final fortnightly NAF Live tournament and we’ll move to monthly thereafter over the summer months. Of course, this is a fluid situation. Should everyone around the world be back to normal in July, we may have no demand at all and the tournaments could die. Should we get a second spike of the virus, we may well increase the frequency once again as the world is locked indoors.

Anyway, I hope that gives you all some insight. NAF Live was supposed to be a fun escape from reality and some more online NAF sanctioned Blood Bowl for our awesome membership while they want it. I’m delighted it’s been so popular that we’re going to continue putting the events on, we are just going to slow up a touch to manage an anticipated reduction in demand.

Cheers!

Phil / Goo.
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Comments
Posted by Verminardo on 2020-05-19 10:40:59
Love the concept of "all together" group! It did seem dissatisfying to me that there were 6-8 winners for every event. But it made sense that it would be impractical to have one group for all, so I was actually going to ask around for some able hand to write a script that would at least combine all the scores from all the groups together after the fact. But of course, if you have a solution where everybody can play in one group to begin with, that's even better! :-)
Posted by Flytime on 2020-05-19 10:42:27
Thanks for all the great work guys. I had so much fun. Maybe you could do the timezones at different Weekends like Oceania week one, europe week two, amerrica week 3 or something like that. :)

What you do for us is highly appreciated. :)
Posted by nazgob on 2020-05-19 11:09:55
I loved the Light/Dark event. I can't commit to a full weekend (I can't on tabletop either), and this was perfect for me.

I'd love more like that, but ultimately, I'm really grateful to have been able to play some competitive BLood Bowl.

It's definitely different to the Box.
Posted by JB on 2020-05-19 11:27:08
Verminardo, wait how dissatisfied the runner-up in an 800 ppl tournament will be, never having played against the winner ;)

I absolutely love the NAF Live format and while I cant say that I will be able to participate as frequently post-Covid lockdown, I do believe that this is a great incentive for semi-active coaches like me to regularly check back in with fumbbl and online BB.

Thanks to all people who make these tournaments happen!
Posted by coachclyde on 2020-05-19 13:06:47
Thanks for all the time and effort all of you put in to make these tournaments possible. Love the idea of keeping online play and think once a month is very doable. And once the summer is over and fall and winter limit outdoor activities, I'm sure the numbers will grow. I think that what will eventually happen is that, like live BB, there will be a hardcore group of online tournament players, as I seem to see the same people at most of the tournaments I can get to. Online, however, may just be the thing for those who do not want to commit to travel and other expenses associated with live BB. And how about the possibility of a 26 badge for online play?
Posted by Flytime on 2020-05-19 13:22:08
Badges for online play would be great. :)
Posted by Purplegoo on 2020-05-19 13:54:44
I think you should manage your expectations regarding badges, much as it's a nice idea. Doing something virtually is possible, but there's a lot we'd like to do with the NAF website and not too many people available to do it (as was ever thus), so it may not be high on the agenda for a while. Providing physical badges or patches is more and more difficult in a world where the number of teams isn't static (hello Snotlings), so you should expect news on how we're going to manage that side of things soon-ish.
Posted by blocknroll on 2020-05-19 19:10:57
TL;dr
Posted by Stimme on 2020-05-19 23:10:28
tl;dr: Tournaments will continue at lower frequency, unless you stop washing your hands and start licking door handles again.

Disclaimer: Do not start licking door handles to promote NAF Live events.