The game, the site, the next step

by simon F   June 20, 2011  

Dave - the game site's looking better and better by the day. You must be nearing the top of that curve (unless it turns out to be a faux plateau) Applause

I don't know how you'd feel about this but what about a link to the cqranking as an extra button for each rider? (just in case you're running short of new ideas Smile )

Also, how about for next year (so there's plenty time to work out how to do it), each team also has to run a women's team as well to qualify for points. The UCI don't seem to doing much so maybe the weight of Road.cc's thousands of cycling fantasists might boost the status of the women's peloton.

It'd be cool if the comp started earlier (TdU, Qatar etc) so there'd be even less days in the year when I don't have anything interesting to do in the morning at work Raised Eyebrow

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I dont know what region i put if any, i have a new tab with an 0 on, and say regional standings, what area does that refer too?

posted by TERatcliffe26 [3785 posts]
23rd June 2011 - 22:03

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2nd in my area, nearly 200 points behind 1st place, lets just hope they forget to pick a team for the TdF Devil

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posted by Gkam84 [8696 posts]
23rd June 2011 - 22:09

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Yes, TERatcliffe26 that's cos you haven't selected a region - you can go in and do that in your profile now, you won't go straight in to your regional league though cos at the mo we have do a database update on the game to bring that regional data over - we will be doing regular updates so as many people are in their regional leagues before the Tour starts as want to be and we'll continue updating during the race.

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posted by Tony Farrelly [4132 posts]
23rd June 2011 - 22:12

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Cheers Tony

posted by TERatcliffe26 [3785 posts]
23rd June 2011 - 22:21

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I clicked on the sidebar tab for "North West & IoM" and got the headers for a list but no list. Problem?

Stewie

posted by stewieatb [298 posts]
24th June 2011 - 0:24

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dave_atkinson wrote:
Seriously though, we're working through a system whereby you can pick a more varied selection of riders, so there'll be a maximum in each category: probably 1x gc, 2x km, 2x pc, 3x ar, as many ds as you like. That'll give you more options in the smaller races and also make team selection a bit more fluid in the tours. plus you'll be able to do all your transfers at once.

This sounds PERFECT!

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posted by LabMonkey [97 posts]
24th June 2011 - 0:37

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stewieatb wrote:
I clicked on the sidebar tab for "North West & IoM" and got the headers for a list but no list. Problem?

Stewie, I can see you in the NW & IoM league now, nestling comfortably at #37.

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posted by Timbo13 [272 posts]
24th June 2011 - 8:36

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stewieatb wrote:
I clicked on the sidebar tab for "North West & IoM" and got the headers for a list but no list. Problem?

should be fixed now. pesky ampersands.

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posted by Dave Atkinson [7253 posts]
24th June 2011 - 9:36

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Yep, now working. Cheers dave Smile Pretty happy with #37 considering I didn't do the spring classics (joined just before the Giro).

Stewie

posted by stewieatb [298 posts]
24th June 2011 - 10:05

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How often do you update when there's no racing happening? ie when might I expect to see my regional standing?

I'm not hassling for it to happen, I'm just curious.

posted by simon F [978 posts]
24th June 2011 - 10:07

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I can't even work out which region I should be in. South East? Central South?

I can ride into Gloucestershire or Warwickshire in 15 minutes or so from this part of Oxfordshire, but I'm definitely not South West or West Midlands... Thinking

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posted by Simon_MacMichael [7926 posts]
24th June 2011 - 10:33

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simon F wrote:
How often do you update when there's no racing happening? ie when might I expect to see my regional standing?

I'm not hassling for it to happen, I'm just curious.

i'll try and update the regional data once a day.

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posted by Dave Atkinson [7253 posts]
24th June 2011 - 11:41

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So, if a number of us all create a second team, and claim we are from Europe, and then pick the worst cyclists in the league - that will soon bring those Europeans down to our British level !!! LOL Thinking

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posted by JAndrewHill [1209 posts]
24th June 2011 - 15:39

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Regarding future changes to the game, how about just letting us pick any 9 riders up to our budget? The current team make-up seems a bit arbitrary. Real DSes don't have to choose riders from prescribed lists.

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posted by Sanderville [203 posts]
26th June 2011 - 10:35

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Yeh but Sanderville there needs to be some boundaries otherwise it would get too complicated and also too easy imo

posted by TERatcliffe26 [3785 posts]
26th June 2011 - 10:56

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Limited budgets and transfers are boundaries. You'd still have to use your nous to choose an effective team.

Look at the Halfords fantasy TdF game. You can pick whoever you like. They have made it too easy by under-valuing all the riders though. It would be totally impossible for me to afford the same team in the road.cc game.

I'm only in the Halfords game for the prizes, btw. The road.cc league is where it's at!

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posted by Sanderville [203 posts]
26th June 2011 - 11:15

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yeh i guess, i just think the boundaries bring another element, makes you have to make tough choices, more risk vs reward

I think dave is looking into extending for next year so you could pick up to 1 GC, 2 KM, 2 PC, 3 AR and as many domestiques as you like (within the 9) to add a bit more variety

I just think it would be too untactical without some sort of boundary, especially considering the vast amount of riders

posted by TERatcliffe26 [3785 posts]
26th June 2011 - 11:28

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I've set a region for my team and when I click "Regional rankings" it takes me to the correct regional table (W Midlands) but I can't see my team (AG2CV) in the list. Have I missed something?

posted by simon F [978 posts]
27th June 2011 - 17:43

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Ditto what Simon F said about the W midlands region. i should be 4th but am not there Sad

posted by TERatcliffe26 [3785 posts]
27th June 2011 - 19:06

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ah you'll show up. don't worry Smile

(just updating it now)

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posted by Dave Atkinson [7253 posts]
27th June 2011 - 21:26

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I've picled my team and have 26.0 credits left. . . . hhhmmm . . . gives me a bit of leeway for the first two rounds if transfers i suppose.

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posted by JAndrewHill [1209 posts]
30th June 2011 - 0:24

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JAndrewHill wrote:
I've picled my team and have 26.0 credits left. . . . hhhmmm . . . gives me a bit of leeway for the first two rounds if transfers i suppose.

You have got NINE riders, haven't you? Big Grin

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posted by Timbo13 [272 posts]
30th June 2011 - 13:19

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Dave,
I've just noticed I'm not in the W Mids league, even though I set my region quite some time ago. Is there any reason for this? Have I missed something I should have done?

posted by Tsukiko [12 posts]
2nd July 2011 - 18:29

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simon F wrote:
Dave - the game site's looking better and better by the day... It'd be cool if the comp started earlier (TdU, Qatar etc) so there'd be even less days in the year when I don't have anything interesting to do in the morning at work...

How cool to see how this all came about! I've always been impressed with this site! Thanks! Smile

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Why the feck do people need everything in order?... Anything else is just an OCD lovers paradise and is to[o] much... [A]re the guys asking for more ways to order... the kind of people who make lists about lists? Devil

Yes! Probably... Big Grin

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posted by enrique [1520 posts]
6th July 2013 - 7:03

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Enrique, seriously now, STOP digging up old dead posts.

This one is over two years old.

If you even think about replying with a stupid fucking video link. I WILL find a way of blocking all your future posts, even though I don't run the site.

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posted by Gkam84 [8696 posts]
6th July 2013 - 9:28

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Gkam84 wrote:
If you even think about replying with a stupid fucking video link...

First of all, my links to videos are not, I repeat, not (!) stupid. They're very (!) carefully selected, and I am insulted that you cannot, or will not (!), appreciate that! Not Talking

Second, please (!) watch your language on these boards (!). There are, after all, women and children reading this (!)

But most of all, I cannot fathom what could possibly be wrong about bringing up an old post to celebrate how far the game has come through the efforts of some very fine individuals and I cannot believe you, of all (!) people, would be insulted, you (!) who brought the post up from last year on the Dauphine which brought this (!) response!

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Nothing like recycling an old post.... Devil

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Don't do that to me GKam....thought I'd messed my days up and missed stage 1 of THIS (!) years version....

and forced people to name their threads things like:

"2013 Criterium du Dauphine Stage 1"

Just (!) to avoid the confusion you (!) created (!)

How dare you? Not Talking

By the way:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fz20Umdk8NE#at=43

With love! Smile

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posted by enrique [1520 posts]
6th July 2013 - 9:49

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Gkam did that as joke (and had you not started doing all the stuff you seem to do all the time, a simple joke is how it would have been with the regulars), you just bring threads up to annoy people, quote people, and you quote people to make it say what you want rather than the whole quote they actually said.

Also you punctuation is shocking, what is this all about (!), either put an exclamation mark or don't

posted by TERatcliffe26 [3785 posts]
6th July 2013 - 9:57

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TERatcliffe26 wrote:
Gkam did that as joke...

I didn't take it as a joke! Not Talking I almost had a heart attack that day! Not Talking What was so funny about that? Not Talking Did you laugh? Did anyone say "Good one, Gkam"? I think general panic was the general reaction! And, honestly, you don't think people were annoyed and irritated enough with the prank to start naming their threads with the current year? Did he ever (!) apologize for that stupid prank? Please! Not Talking Now my videos (!) Those (!) are (!) good ones! Wink

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posted by enrique [1520 posts]
6th July 2013 - 11:20

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Well I knew it was a joke as 1. I knew what date the race started, so knew it hadn't, and 2. I started the thread he posted on.

But my point has nothing to do with whether people laughed or not does it, its about context, and your totally missing my point. As you seem to think everything you do is correct or right, and what others do is wrong, or thats how it seems from your seemingly sarcastic (and sometimes insulting responses), well thats how they read, not helped by putting (!) are every other word

Ive not watched any of your links and don't intend to.

posted by TERatcliffe26 [3785 posts]
6th July 2013 - 13:54

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TERatcliffe26 wrote:
...I've not watched any of your links and don't intend to...

You should, it's some pretty cool stuff!...

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posted by enrique [1520 posts]
6th July 2013 - 15:19

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