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Posted by: Christer on Sunday, June 19, 2016 - 15:13
As some of you may have seen, I've been working on a custom roster feature for the site. I've now gotten to a point where I feel it's ready for wide-spread testing so I've pushed the functionality to the live site.

Undoubtedly, you will have a bunch of questions, but to avoid the most obvious ones, here's a few things to keep in mind:

- First of all, this is pretty complicated so be warned.
- The functionality is part of the Ruleset feature. You'll find the roster editor in the "Rosters" tab after switching your available rosters to "Custom".
- To add rosters that others have set up, you use the "Add Existing Roster" link. This allows you to search for rosters by name. Undoubtedly, you'll end up with multiple rosters of the same name. To limit the search results, you can search for rosters maintained by specific coaches. To do this, you search for a part of the coach name, followed by a forward slash and then a part of the roster name. For example "chri/test" will show you rosters in one of my rulesets containing the word "test".
- To create a team with a new roster, you need to make a group that uses the ruleset (must be set to "league" rather than "meta group"), and use the Create Team link on the group page.
- Once a team is created using a race, it will not be possible to remove the roster entirely from the site. You can, however, disassociate the roster from your ruleset (by removing it from the list of available rosters).
- Similarly, if someone has a positional from one of your rosters, you will not be able to remove the positional from the site. The remove link will simply be a shortcut to setting the quantity of the positional to 0.
- Changing skills on a positional will update immediately on all players using it. Stats will not live update immediately (but will update after the next match).

This change is quite large and complex all in all, and I am almost certain there are bugs. When you run into one of those, don't hesitate to let me know and I'll do what I can to fix it.

Enjoy making new rosters! It'll be fun to see what you come up with.

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Re: Custom rosters
by harvestmouse on Jun 19, 2016 - 15:49

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Regarding the icons. Of course they'll take the new style 'tile' icons. However if I upload a tile icon, I can use that as a base for my new positional? Or does it have to be from the approved tiles from the icon database?


Re: Custom rosters
by Burnalot on Jun 19, 2016 - 17:35

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Thank you so much for your awesome work Christer!


Re: Custom rosters
by WhatBall on Jun 19, 2016 - 17:53

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Simply awesome!


Re: Custom rosters
by Victor_Vermis on Jun 19, 2016 - 18:13

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This is very exciting. Thank you!


Re: Custom rosters
by spelledaren on Jun 19, 2016 - 20:08

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Go go go crazy leagues!


Re: Custom rosters
by mister__joshua on Jun 19, 2016 - 20:10

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Best news ever


Re: Custom rosters
by Garion on Jun 19, 2016 - 20:17

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Woohoo


Re: Custom rosters
by Adalil on Jun 19, 2016 - 20:50

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Hey! what a wonderful tool, great thanks :D
Could you add the option to add some description of the ruleset, rooster? I would appreciate that very much ^_^


Re: Custom rosters
by buuface on Jun 20, 2016 - 04:11

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Dear Christer,

When trying to add 'existing roster's', specifically the ones created by user 'Garion' from the 'secret league' page appear to have no players or information in the roster.

Are they currently just an empty placeholders?


Re: Custom rosters
by Trumpkin on Jun 21, 2016 - 14:44

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That's awesome! I think I'm doing something wrong though... So I've got a group, and uder ruleset ID I just put the three digits in the URL when viewing the ruleset? Is that right? I'm not seeing a 'create team' dialogue on the group page. Thanks again for this :D


Re: Custom rosters
by Balle2000 on Jun 22, 2016 - 23:20

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Groundbreaking! FUMBBL enters a whole new era. We are indebted to you Christer.


Re: Custom rosters
by gansus on Jun 26, 2016 - 21:18

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I thank Christer as words cant really describe not only for marvellous feature, but for all the site in general. I bow and hail you.

Is there any way for me to see the rulesets and/or races already created by other coaches? Thx in advance!


Re: Custom rosters
by JellyBelly on Jul 13, 2016 - 12:51

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The work you do on the site is truly amazing, Christer, with the new features you are bringing in. It seems to be going from strength to strength and imo it's clearly the best place on the internet to play BB - beats Cyanide hands down!