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posted in Insurgency: Sandstorm

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We're excited to announce that Insurgency: Sandstorm's full release will be available on PC today!

Prepare for battle with the new launch trailer, and then get online at 6pm CET/9am PST for your choice of co-op or competitive, large- or small-scale matches in this fictional, contemporary Middle Eastern conflict.

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Insurgency: Sandstorm is a game of team-based tactics and objective-oriented gameplay complete with player versus player, competitive matchmaking and co-operative game modes versus AI. Your soldier’s appearance, weapons, attachments, armor, and equipment are all up to you. Call in airstrikes, use vehicles with mounted weapons, and equip a wide range of specialist weaponry from grenades to drones to C4 explosives.

Prepare for a hardcore depiction of combat with deadly ballistics, light attack vehicles, destructive artillery, and unprecedented audio design putting the fear back into the genre. Death comes fast, ammunition must be carefully managed, and the environment must be tactically navigated at every step toward victory.

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After months of closed beta testing for pre-order players and a successful Open Beta weekend, Insurgency: Sandstorm launches later today with an incredible amount of content for you to enjoy. Future updates will include new maps, vehicles, weapons, and more, all free of charge to avoid splitting the community.

We also invite you to read the latest blog by NWI CEO, Jeremy Blum where he discusses the future of Insurgency: Sandstorm and what you can look forward to as we continue to update the game!

We're excited to announce that Insurgency: Sandstorm's full release will be available on PC today online at 6pm CET/9am PST! http://insurgency-sandstorm.com/shop

posted in Champion Ladder PC

create a team, then select 'join a league', 'multiplayer', find 'Cabalvision Official League' & click 'register' finally
select the tournament you wish to join 'champion ladder 20' - then you're in!

posted in Insurgency: Sandstorm

Insurgency: Sandstorm free Open Beta weekend has started!

Starting today and running through the weekend, an open beta period will invite everyone to try the game for free on Steam. This includes every map, weapon, coop & PvP game mode and all other content found in the final game.

Competitive matchmaking will be available on full release. The game is now playable totally for free to everyone on PC for this limited period between 8am PST today through 9am PST Monday. We look forward to your feedback and we hope you enjoy the beta this weekend!

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Insurgency: Sandstorm is a game of team-based tactics and objective-oriented gameplay in a fictional, contemporary Middle Eastern conflict, complete with player versus player, competitive matchmaking and co-operative game modes versus AI. Your soldier’s appearance, weapons, attachments, armor, and equipment are all up to you. Call in airstrikes, use vehicles with mounted weapons, and equip a wide range of specialist weaponry from grenades to drones to C4 explosives.

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Prepare for a hardcore depiction of combat with deadly ballistics, light attack vehicles, destructive artillery, and unprecedented audio design putting the fear back into the genre. Death comes fast, ammunition must be carefully managed, and the environment must be tactically navigated at every step toward victory.

We also invite you to read the latest blog by NWI CEO, Jeremy Blum where he discusses the future of Insurgency: Sandstorm and what you can look forward to as we continue to update the game!

Those who pre-order Insurgency: Sandstorm receive a 10% discount as well as an exclusive in-game tattoo cosmetic to show their veterancy in the years to come. An additional 10% loyalty discount will be given to fans that own the original Insurgency. This additional discount will be offered until the end of March 2019.

Insurgency: Sandstorm releases December 12 on PC and the free Open Beta weekend starts today. Insurgency: Sandstorm will come to consoles in 2019. http://insurgency-sandstorm.com/shop

posted in BB2 - General Discussion

Hello Mr-Lithium,

It would help if you provide your ingame name. It's easier to find the game then the id.

posted in Battlefleet Gothic: Armada

Hello everyone,

We've released the first Pre-Order Beta yesterday and we'd like to extend a huge thanks to all of you already leading fleets in the dark and cold space of Warhammer 40K!

We know that some of you have encountered server issues in the first hours and the team has worked all night on fixing them. Today should be smoother already. We'll keep monitoring that.

Please keep in mind that this is an actual Beta and the main focus of this test session is to gather your feedback about the game.

We know that balancing is not there yet but that's a topic that has to be tested on a large scale, hence the need for this Beta. You can absolutely expect updates and tweaks based on your feedback about balancing in the next Beta.

Don't forget to read our Quick Start Guide if you feel a bit lost in the Beta. And please post your feedback in the Steam forum and official forum. We're closely reading them to prepare the next patches!

Have fun,
Tindalos Interactive and Focus Home Interactive

posted in Champion Ladder PS4

The Champions Cup play offs on the PS4 will adopt the Financial Fair Play Rules originally implemented on the PC.
Currently, the inducement rules mean that the Underdog receives cash from the TV difference as normal, plus any additional cash spent by the Overdog (up to 150k) in inducements. The Underdog can then spend up to 150k of their own cash on top of that. However, in some specific circumstances, this may cause the on-pitch TVs to be unbalanced.
For example, where the difference in Team Value between the two teams is very small or equal, the ‘Underdog’ may be able to take what is in effect an unanswerable wizard even though their status as ‘Underdog’ may have been (in the case of equal TV) decided by luck of the draw.
To promote Financial Fair Play in the Champions Cup (deemed necessary after the scandal surrounding the 2517 purchase of Kill-ian Mbappe by Parravon St Guillaume) the organizers of the Champions Cup are limiting the ability of the Underdog to "top up" the extra inducement money to 40k (not including any cash-over-bank which counts towards TV they have) instead of 150k. This means that, at most, the on-pitch TVs will differ by 40k.
Calculation (Google sheet)
Definition of terms in the Google sheet:
TV difference is the difference between the Overdog and the Underdog's TV
Underdog Petty Cash is the amount the Underdog gets on top of his own cash due to spending by the Overdog.
Round Up is the amount Underdog Petty Cash is increased by to make on-pitch TV more equal. That equates to any cash over 150k the Underdog has, plus up to 40k if the Underdog has that much cash.
To that end, the Underdog will receive, in total:
· Cash equating to the TV difference between the teams, plus
· Cash to account for spending by the Overdog, plus
· Any cash which is already accounted for in their TV, plus
· Up to 40k to spend, taken from their own cash.
This puts the teams within 40k of each other.
In-game, that means the Underdog should always follow these simple rules:
If your treasury starts at 150k or more then it can get no lower than 110k.
Otherwise it can get no lower than 40k below what you have.
Implementation:
It is the responsibility of each player to be aware of and adhere to the Financial Fair Play Rules.
If you notice that your opponent has broken the Financial Fair Play Rules, you should concede the game before the main sequence of play begins and ask for an admin adjudication. Do not validate the match though (this is very important). At that time a member of the admin team will reset the game and advise the players as to the appropriate spending levels.
It is very important that the main sequence of play has not started when the FFP rules are reported. Any game partially or fully completed will be judged as fair and confirmed by the admin team.
The Formula:
TVDifference = OverdogTV - UnderdogTV
UnderdogPettyCash = max(0, OverdogSpend - max(0, OverdogCash - 150))
RoundUp = min(UnderdogCash, 40) + max(0, UnderdogCash - 150)
Example 1:
1500TV (140k cash) spends 50k vs 1410TV (100k cash)
TVDifference = 1500 - 1410 = 90
UnderdogPettyCash = max(0, 50 - max(0, 140 - 150)) = max(0, 50-0) = 50
Roundup = min(100, 40) + max(0, 100 - 150) = 40 + 0 = 40
FreeCash = 90 + 50 = 140
TotalSpendable = 140 + 40 = 180
Example 2:
1610TV (180k cash) spends 100k vs 1300TV (20k cash)
TVDifference = 1610 - 1300 = 310
UnderdogPettyCash = max(0, 100 - max(0, 180 - 150)) = max(0, 100 - 30) = 70
Roundup = min(20, 40) + max(0, 20 - 150) = 20 + 0 = 20
FreeCash = 310 + 70 = 380
TotalSpendable = 380 + 20 = 400
Yes, the calculation is a little complex, however, the principle is simple and in most cases, it should be simple enough to work out in your head. To make things even easier, and to help you to experiment with some different examples there is a Google sheet available. If you intend to use it lots we recommend making your own version to play with.
Please ask any questions below.
Thanks, The PS4 Admin team

posted in A Plague Tale: Innocence

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A Plague Tale: Innocence is the gorgeous, evocative new adventure game from Asobo Studio, coming to PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC in 2019.

Rats swarm and chaos descends over medieval France as war rages. Young siblings Amicia and Hugo must make their way through the desolate and plague-ridden landscapes as they search for shelter. Today’s brand new screenshots showcase just how beautiful and varied a world Asobo have built for their adventure, and the incredible characters created to explore it.

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As game development veterans, Asobo have used their own engine to push current generation hardware as far as possible with A Plague Tale: Innocence. Environments range through medieval castles and villages, catacombs, wasteland battlefields, and verdant forests - each with its own unique look and feel.

Characters will react with real emotion to the situations around them, be it Hugo’s fear at his unfamiliar surroundings or the determination of Amicia to save her little brother.

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A Plague Tale: Innocence tells a grim and emotional story, sending us on a journey through medieval France, with gameplay blending adventure, action, and stealth, supported by a compelling, moving story.

Follow Amicia and her little brother Hugo, trying to survive a harsh, brutal world plagued by the Black Death. On the run from the Inquisition, and surrounded by the unnatural swarms of rats that appeared with the disease, Amicia and Hugo embark on a rocky journey that will not leave them unscathed.

A Plague Tale: Innocence releases in 2019 for Playstation 4, Xbox One, and PC.

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posted in Blood Bowl 2

Hey Coaches,

The Champion Ladder Season 20 of the Cabalvision Official League has now started!

We'd like to extend a huge thanks to everyone, and especially our admin team, for reaching this milestone!

Congratulations to the coaches qualified for the Champion Cup 19 and to the winners of Champion Cup 18!

Create your team, sign-up to the Champion Ladder and reach the top of the Ladder for a chance to earn your share of its €950 prize pool!

Champion Ladder season 20 ends Wednesday 9 January 2019 at 11:59am (CEST).

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A few useful links for the Champion Ladder Season 20:

Have fun on the pitch,
Cyanide Studio & Focus Home Interactive

posted in Champion Ladder Xbox One

Xbox One Champion Ladder Rules - Season 20

Champion Ladder Rules PC-Mac / PS4

  • Fresh teams (max 1000 Team Value) with rookie players only may join the league.

  • Over 5 concessions by a coach in a season and you're booted for the remainder that season - that's a coach limit, not just a team limit. Get booted two seasons in a row and you're banned for the third season. Disconnections which fail to reconnect will count as concessions.

  • Champion Ladder season 20 ends Wednesday 9 January 2019 at 11:59am (CET).

  • At the end of a season, 32 coaches qualify for the seasonal playoffs ("Champion Cup"). The season will qualify the best team of each race + 8 "wild cards" for best ranked second best teams of each race.

  • If a coach qualified a top race team and a "wild card" team, the top race team is the one qualified by default. You can contact our admin team to qualify the other team(s), but if they haven't received any message by the end of the season, ticket will be sent to default first choice.

  • If a coach qualified more than one team as a top race team, the highest ranked team is qualified by default. You can contact our admin team to qualify the other team(s), but if they haven't received any message by the end of the season, ticket will be sent to default first choice.

  • The 32 coaches and their teams plays in a Knockout tournament with Cyans on the line (see below).

  • Blood Bowl fans love a good killer, sorry I mean winner! To prove it, the winner of the CCL knockout tournament can select one player from their new team in the next CCL season ladder to have the Fan Favourite skill.

    • The Fan Favourite skill must be applied before the team plays a game.
    • The champion can only select one team and one player to receive the Fan Favourite skill (no restarts).
    • If the Fan Favourite player plays a minimum of 30 games in the season and survives, the champion can pick another player to have the Fan Favourite skill in the following season too.
    • If the champion does not take part in the next season, then the fans quickly forget about them. Use it or lose it!

This skill is described in LRB6 as follow:

Fan Favourite (Extraordinary)
The fans love seeing this player on the pitch so much that even the opposing fans cheer for your team. For each player with Fan Favourite on the pitch your team receives an additional +1 FAME modifier for any Kick-Off table results, but not for the Winnings roll.

Winning a Blood Bowl 2 official season will be the only way to get this skill.

To the champion, congratulations! To everybody else, happy hunting...

  • 2800 Cyans and €950 are distributed in the Champion Cup, as follow:

    • 1st
      • €500
      • 500 Cyans
      • Fans Favorite skill for the player on your choice
    • 2nd
      • €250
      • 400 Cyans
    • 3rd & 4th
      • €100
      • 300 Cyans
    • 5th to 8th
      • 200 Cyans
    • 9th to 16th
      • 100 Cyans
    • 17th to 32th
      • 50 Cyans
  • The teams and leaderboard reset every season.

  • Use of exploits will result in a ban. Please report the use of any exploits by PM to the admin team.

  • In-game griefing includes using non-game mechanisms to harass your opponent. It will result in a ban. Again, please report such exploits to the admin team.

  • To be absolutely clear, fouling is allowed at any time you are allowed to do so. So is stalling (i.e. clock management). These are not exploits, or considered unsportsmanlike in this league.

  • Kids play this game too, so bear that in mind when making your team. Your team may be ejected from the league if the team name and/or player names are considered offensive by the admin team and/or Focus/Cyanide.

  • If you've been banned due to concessions you are not allowed to re-enter with an alternative account. If we discover that you are circumventing the ban you may be banned for up to three more seasons.

  • If you concede during a playoff match you may be banned for up to three seasons. Playing the game to completion is very important to ensure integrity and fairness for other competitors.

  • The intent of CCL is to create an environment founded on the principles of fair play and sound community. To that end, should people be found to be going against either of these principles action may be taken against them. For guidelines as to how to behave:

    • Don't be a dick in-game. If it feels like what you are doing might be construed as going against the principles of fair play then ask an admin. Asking before acting will not lead to sanction, but acting before asking very probably will.
    • Don't be a dick out of the game. Having a laugh is fine, but doing so at someone else's expense is not even if you think they deserve it.
  • Admins are granted, and reserve, the right to sanction such behaviour in-game and/or to edit or delete posts they find to contravene the above and/or to mute, ban or kick (temporarily or permanently, from discord and/or the league) individuals who make such posts.

  • If you encounter what you judge to be bad behaviour in the chat, you can contact Netheos directly on this forum by private message. Please send a description of the issue and any screenshots or files which might help to understand the case. It doesn't necessarily mean that we'll act against the coach you reported, but we'll look into the issue.

  • Official Discord of the competition: https://discord.gg/3ehwWNm

The above list is subject to change, particularly between seasons.

The admin team consists of:

  • Tizzle Bizzell
  • GnomeslayerTrn1
  • Cmmdr Slacker
  • LittleYoshi1979
  • WRA1THLORD

The moderators can be contacted by PM on these forums.

Focus Home Interactive & Cyanide Studio

posted in Champion Ladder PS4

PS4 Champion Ladder Rules - Season 20

Champion Ladder Rules PC / Champion Ladder Rules Xbox One

  • Fresh teams (max 1000 Team Value) with rookie players only may join the league.

  • Over 5 concessions by a coach in a season and you're booted for the remainder that season - that's a coach limit, not just a team limit. Get booted two seasons in a row and you're banned for the third season. Disconnections which fail to reconnect will count as concessions. Tactical concedes are allowed but count as one of the five concedes.

  • Champion Ladder season 20 ends Wednesday 9 January 2019 at 11:59am (CET).

  • At the end of a season, 32 coaches qualify for the seasonal playoffs ("Champion Cup"). The season will qualify the best team of each race + 8 "wild cards" for best ranked second best teams of each race.

  • If a coach qualified a top race team and a "wild card" team, the top race team is the one qualified by default. You can contact our admin team to qualify the other team(s), but if they haven't received any message by the end of the season, ticket will be sent to default first choice.

  • If a coach qualified more than one team as a top race team, the highest ranked team is qualified by default. You can contact our admin team to qualify the other team(s), but if they haven't received any message by the end of the season, ticket will be sent to default first choice.

  • The 32 coaches and their teams plays in a Knockout tournament with Cyans on the line (see below).

  • Blood Bowl fans love a good killer, sorry I mean winner! To prove it, the winner of the CCL knockout tournament can select one player from their new team in the next CCL season ladder to have the Fan Favourite skill.

    • The Fan Favourite skill must be applied before the team plays a game.
    • The champion can only select one team and one player to receive the Fan Favourite skill (no restarts).
    • If the Fan Favourite player plays a minimum of 30 games in the season and survives, the champion can pick another player to have the Fan Favourite skill in the following season too.
    • If the champion does not take part in the next season, then the fans quickly forget about them. Use it or lose it!

This skill is described in LRB6 as follow:

Fan Favourite (Extraordinary)
The fans love seeing this player on the pitch so much that even the opposing fans cheer for your team. For each player with Fan Favourite on the pitch your team receives an additional +1 FAME modifier for any Kick-Off table results, but not for the Winnings roll.

Winning a Blood Bowl 2 official season will be the only way to get this skill.

To the champion, congratulations! To everybody else, happy hunting...

  • 2800 Cyans and €950 are distributed in the Champion Cup, as follow:

    • 1st
      • €500
      • 500 Cyans
      • Fans Favorite skill for the player on your choice
    • 2nd
      • €250
      • 400 Cyans
    • 3rd & 4th
      • €100
      • 300 Cyans
    • 5th to 8th
      • 200 Cyans
    • 9th to 16th
      • 100 Cyans
    • 17th to 32th
      • 50 Cyans
  • The teams and leaderboard reset every season.

  • Use of exploits will result in a ban. Please report the use of any exploits by PM to the admin team.

  • In-game griefing includes using non-game mechanisms to harass your opponent. It will result in a ban. Again, please report such exploits to the admin team.

  • To be absolutely clear, fouling is allowed at any time you are allowed to do so. So is stalling (i.e. clock management). These are not exploits, or considered unsportsmanlike in this league.

  • Kids play this game too, so bear that in mind when making your team. Your team may be ejected from the league if the team name and/or player names are considered offensive by the admin team and/or Focus/Cyanide. You're expected to behave when playing in the competition.

  • If you've been banned due to concessions you are not allowed to re-enter with an alternative account. If we discover that you are circumventing the ban you may be banned for up to three more seasons.

  • If you concede during a playoff match you may be banned for up to three seasons. Playing the game to completion is very important to ensure integrity and fairness for other competitors.

  • The intent of CCL is to create an environment founded on the principles of fair play and sound community. To that end, should people be found to be going against either of these principles action may be taken against them. For guidelines as to how to behave:

    • Don't be a dick in-game. If it feels like what you are doing might be construed as going against the principles of fair play then ask an admin. Asking before acting will not lead to sanction, but acting before asking very probably will.
    • Don't be a dick out of the game. Having a laugh is fine, but doing so at someone else's expense is not even if you think they deserve it.
  • Admins are granted, and reserve, the right to sanction such behaviour in-game and/or to edit or delete posts they find to contravene the above and/or to mute, ban or kick (temporarily or permanently, from discord and/or the league) individuals who make such posts.

  • If you encounter what you judge to be bad behaviour in the chat, you can contact Netheos directly on this forum by private message. Please send a description of the issue and any screenshots ("share" button)) or files which might help to understand the case. It doesn't necessarily mean that we'll act against the coach you reported, but we'll look into the issue.

  • Official Discord of the competition: https://discord.gg/3ehwWNm

The above list is subject to change, particularly between seasons.

The admin team consists of:

  • samt2806
  • BernieBuffon
  • Mercy Flush
  • GimlikSwe

The moderators can be contacted by PM on these forums.

Focus Home Interactive & Cyanide Studio

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