(Shameless jacking of the good man @Argamas's original post. Thanks again you saint.)
We are taking a longer break between OCTGN leagues this time around. I figure, we got a Jinteki.net version currently rolling (which if you aren't in that... shame on you and get on that!) run by @SimonMoon. So the break isn't as unwelcome as it would be in the past.
How long of a wait are we talking?
OCTGN Stimhack League #7 is going to start in the early parts of January 2016. Either First or Second Week. Be on the look out for that!
But.... maybe you are craving a league, and don't like Jinteki.net interface. Maybe you feel you missed the boat on the Jinteki.net league. Maybe you want a new experience entirely...
Well... there's hope for you yet!
Introducing The OCTGN SHL Rush.
All the fun of a league, with much less of the time commitment!
Card Legality - If it's a data pack is on OCTGN in its entirety, it's legal. So whenever Mumbad starts, that's the rule.
Hello Netrunner Universe,
I am very excited to announce the OCTGN SHL Rush. We are happy that we can continue the league for this great community!
First and foremost here, while OCTGN is a great interface, please do your homework and know how to use OCTGN prior to entering any league games.
OCTGN is not entirely intuitive, but thankfully Tuism (from BGG) made an excellent easy to use OCTGN GUIDE.
We will be using http://www.challengeboards.net/ as our league host.
You will need to "register" for BOTH the website and for the specific league. The league is called OCTGN SHL Rush #1
The Password for the league is "whoneedsfreetime" (remove the airquotes). We decided to add a password to avoid the few nasty players we encounter every league.
Please make your names on OCTGN, Stimhack, and the league website as close to the same as possible to avoid confusion for your opponents!
The league will start 12/14/2015 and conclude 12/22/2015.
That's right. One week. That's it. Go full ham sandwich and don't be afraid to bleed ELO.
When you start a league game, just make sure you have "SHL" in the title. It will deter non league players, and let other Stimhack league players you are looking for a game.
There will be no minimum or maximum number of games you can play. Play anytime, as much as you like. The winner will report the game, and loser will have 36 hours to "reject" the game if there is a discrepancy.
It's also nice if you are the loser to go ahead and "verify" the loss, this will speed along the scoring of the game.
You are not required to play a full match, playing only one side is ok. Although to keep in the spirit of Netrunner please mix up who you play and which side you play as much as possible.
Play any legal decks you like. For simplicity sake, if the cards are "rezzed" on OCTGN, then they are available for league play.
If you do an SHL game request, you have to accept all who want to play and are in the league. You do not have to play two games. If you want to play certain players, make a private game.
We use an ELO system, and there will be no playoff for this league. The leaderboard is the one true god.
If you have any troubles in-game, take screenshots of the full incident so we can see what happened (be as informative as possible) and post in this thread. We hope we can avoid trouble, but will deal with it if needed. I will handle any issues brought up. -bahram
About Disconnects in particular...
Take screenshots of how long the game was in. If you clearly had a winning spot, we can make the case for the win.... but usually we hope to just null the game. One game is one game, but getting a loss in anything that was arguably close.... that's a rough feel.
But explain the game state, take screenshots for sure, and most importantly get a picture of the log, to confirm if it was a D/C or if your opponent just left.
We know the trouble with ELO and the current Challengeboard site. I need to look into a different possible system, but I will do that between this little thing, and SHL7.
Prize: This is a one week thing. No badge. Try your best in SHL7 if you want a badge like our previous winners. But! it's cool. The winner is gonna get some Team Covenant Holiday Credit Tokens, or a Data Pack mailed to them. Winner's Choice. And yes, just the winner. Try your best.
I think that about does it. Feel free to contact us with any questions or concerns here at the forums