aqualizard

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  1. The player base isn't growing anymore, so we need to work on attracting and, in particular, keeping new players. Let's come up with some ideas. Are you a new player? We especially want to hear from you about what will keep you playing. Is there anything making it difficult for you? So here are some ideas, and I'll try to link them to the post in the thread about them. "C" Leagues We already have "A" leagues for top players and "B" leagues for guys who haven't hit that level (yet). Maybe we need a "C" league for new guys to play against guys who they have a chance against and make friends with people in the same situation as them. I think it was CoachMac who had the idea of hybrid leagues, where you have A/B/C divisions which mostly play in their division but also play some games outside of it. Bridge Technology Gap Streamline the installation process. Find better software. Make it easier for users to get help. Game Nights Make a couple nights of the week specified as game nights. So those nights tend to be busy and you know you'll have some people to play. Ladder I've been meaning to make a ranked ladder integrated with the nhl94online.com site but haven't gotten to it yet. Streams Watching people play is fun... I think a 2on2 stream would be fun. Having a couple "Game Night" would help with this. smozoma says: I have this idea to make a ROM hack that allows kaillera server play with 3 or 4 players but the 3rd and 4th players don't actually play the game, they are just observers. This would allow someone to jump into the games and stream them without being a player. They could do commentary, too. Chat room We used to have live chat integrated into the website, but it was a virus avenue. There may be ways to integrate Discord chat into the site safely. Crack Down on Slackers Shorter seasons / enforce milestones ... More ideas will be added as users contribute ideas....
  2. Hello, and welcome! Fastest way to get started is here: Test Games and Getting Connected!
  3. Hotel Prices Near Ko94 II

    EDIT: Check out page 2 of this thread, 3 messages down, where Halifax posts a link with the Downtown Grand deal! It is cheaper now than all of the hotels on this list! Here are current hotel prices on June 19, 2017. These hotels are close to the Downtown Grand, which is a bit pricey. This is according to Hotels.com, for Fri and Sat Sept 29 and 30, as of today. Rates based on Free Cancellation being available (costs more). Note: Though they change like the stock market, at this point, most prices have gone up since early Feb: # Name Price (compared to Feb) 072 Downtown Grand, an Ascend Collection Hotel $ 145 (cheaper) 137 Oasis at Gold Spike $ 95 (cheaper) 104 ✝Fremont Hotel and Casino $ 140 (more) 085 Golden Nugget Hotel $ 149 (more) 110 ✝Four Queens Hotel and Casino $ 134 (more) 091 The D Casino Hotel Las Vegas $ 130 (more) 106 El Cortez Cabana Suites $ 105 (more) 098 ✝California Hotel & Casino $ 140 (way more) 056 ✝Main Street Station Hotel & Casino $ 140 (way more) 109 Plaza Hotel & Casino $ 117 (more) 130 Golden Gate Hotel and Casino $ 105 (new) The # is the Rank out of 264 Hotels in the area (according to Trip Advisor). The $ is USD, and amounts to nightly rate (though Fri and Sat may be different, this is average) As the event approaches I will update this first post, and save the old prices below. Useful Links: 1. Hotel Booking Strategy: https://www.lasvegas4newbies.com/chap3-5.html 2. Hotels Without Resort Fee: http://lasvegasjaunt.com/las-vegas-resort-fees-2017-guide/ (thanks Jack&Jose!) -- ✝ designates no Resort Fee
  4. My Greatest Strength

    I gave you a "Like", please stay!
  5. Meet the DCB99

    Dude, if you want to play online with people that share your love of the game, give online play a chance. Don't know who peed in Premium's Corn Flakes, but it is hella fun playing online. (It is worth nothing, in fact, he played online for years!) One ROM hack allows 2 versus 2, so it is nonstop action. You can play in leagues, or you can just play pickup games for fun. Join our Chat Group here: Test Games and Getting Connected
  6. Meet the DCB99

    Welcome, DCB! This is the place to be for NHL94. You should try some online games while you are here!
  7. Hotel Prices Near Ko94 II

    May Prices:
  8. Hotel Prices Near Ko94 II

    Thanks for posting those deals, J&J. Yeah, the prices I am indicating are from hotels.com and I check the "Free Cancellation" box... IMO it is too risky and restrictive to book without being able to cancel. (You will be kicking yourself if you get locked in, and then the week of the event see rooms at the same spot for $30 or something similar! Or if there is a medical or family emergency and you end up paying (even partially) for something you don't use.)
  9. Hotel Prices Near Ko94 II

    You know, I plan on staying at a place that has no resort fee. Resort fees are a total scam. I have indicated in the original post the No Resort Fees with a ✝ to make it easy to see... There are 4 in the area: ✝Fremont Hotel and Casino ✝Four Queens Hotel and Casino ✝California Hotel & Casino ✝Main Street Station Hotel & Casino Of course, ideally The Grand will waive the fee... not sure if the special rate ever came through? Their Resort Fee is $23. (Why on earth does hotels.com and similar sites not include this fee in the final rates that they show?)
  10. The Official "I'm New"/Introduction Thread

    The off season? Ha, truth be told I am not a hockey fan. I just like playing NHL94. I haven't watched an NHL game in years, which is ironic, cuz I live in Toronto, a true hotbed of hockey.
  11. Hello there! To get playing online, you need to join our Discord group and do a test game. Once you join Discord you can ask a Vet to walk you through setting up and playing your first game. Once you get a game in, you are "verified". Verified people can join our leagues! (Or just keep playing exhibition games, if you like...) Getting Started with Discord™ Use this invite link to join DIscord: https://discord.gg/H7vrytU <--- this may be all you need! Then once you have joined, if you need it, use this link to see our group... https://discordapp.com/channels/@me/279827632479141889 Now: 1. Click the "NHL94" logo in the left column. 2. Next, click "#general" under "TEXT CHANNELS"... 3. Now type "Can someone play me!!", or "Exis"... someone will help out soon enough.... FYI, "Exis" are what we call our pick up games...
  12. Test Games and Getting Connected!

    There is a write up here, halfway down. But you are right, it is out of date: NHL94online Hamachi Setup The Hamachi part is good, but the "Playing The Genesis Version Online Using P2P" is past the expiry date. (It uses an old version of Kaillera.) That said, it is waaaaay easier just to go to the DIscord #general group and say "exis", and get a Vet to walk you through it. One walk through and you should be good-to-go. In a couple days you will have it down pat.
  13. The Official "I'm New"/Introduction Thread

    Welcome Turcos and Oliver, to get games in see here: Test Games and Getting Connected As for Turcos's question about SNES hacks, you should start a thread in the Hacking subforum to get answers... people are less likely to see your query buried in this I'm New thread.
  14. My Greatest Strength

    Humility.
  15. You can put your gamesaves on NHL94rocks.com here: http://nhl94rocks.com/tourney.php?tId=2 The site is a bit of a Frankenstein's Monster, as Atomic and I made it for saving own exis, but have now opened it to others, and have continually adapted it to do more and more. We are open to feedback, and improving it. So let us know any technical issues, or suggestions in this thread! We will do our best to improve things, if time and interest allows.
  16. Offline due to idiot neighbor

    Yesterday morning, my Bell telephone (land line), internet (Teksavvy) and Cable TV (Rogers) all went dead. As if a tree fell and took them all out. I went outside to see if there was anything amiss. Nope. I called Bell, and made an appointment for a technician to come by the next day. Now it is the next day. The tech came by an hour ago, and found the problem quickly: My idiot neighbor severed 15 feet of cables that crossed his property. He didn't like them for whatever reason, so away they went. After the fact he thought to ask another neighbor if they were using them. Er, Yes!! Now 3 houses do not have phones, internet or cable TV. WHAT AN EFFIN MORON!!! I know the guy, and he is a nice guy. But I can't get over "What the hell was he thinking?" Who chops cables that cross their property? In this case, they were buried a foot in the ground, well out of the way. WTF?!? Who does that? This poor guy was diagnosed with stomach cancer last summer. I can't help but think he is stressed out and not thinking straight. But still? Bell is trying to put a temporary cable up, which will restore my DSL, but there are no guarantees for a quick turnaround. Until my internet is back, no NHL94 for me.
  17. Offline due to idiot neighbor

    Ok I am back online. Played some games, things seemed to work ok. (Got some spikes with Kingraph.) One concern is that I did a speed test, and it came out: 25 mbps DL, 2.5 mbps UL. That is, my upload is literally 10x slower than my download. I have DSL, and it is (was?) a decent package. I am pretty sure it is supposed to be 25/10... not sure if my current slow upload will cause problems for me?
  18. NHL'94 speed runs

    The arguments about how fast you can do something using saved gamestates is silly... it factors out skill and focuses on having the time (and OCD?) to do something absurd. Legitimate entries should not allow this. (Short of video taping the event in real time to be reviewed, I am not sure how to prevent saving gamestates though?) Now, how long would it take someone to score 10 goals on a Gens without saving gamestates? With the user choosing teams (like DET vs ANH)? I would say anything less then 3 minutes is good, and less than 2:30 is amazing! 2:30 would average out to 15 seconds per goal. Pretty good. I imagine if you got extremely lucky, and had weeks to kill, had OCD (among other mental issues), and won pretty well every face off, you might even crack 2 minutes (12 sec per goal). Now, for 10 sec/goal average, that is 1:40, and I do not think this would be statistically possible even with all the luck and weeks of attempts. Edit: I just can't let this go... I think to crack 1:40 you really would have to win every face off. If faceoffs are assumed to be 50/50, you will win 10 in a row roughly 1 in a thousand attempts (where each "attempt" is a set of 10 tries). I don't think any non Rain man human would have the patience to restart over and over every time the lost a faceoff... but if they did, I think it would take many months or years to crack 1:40...
  19. Offline due to idiot neighbor

    The Bell guys have left. They restored everything for 2 other houses, and all of the apartments in the house I live in, but not my apartment! They are sending a (supposedly) "senior" guy out tomorrow, and I will be missing work for this now. I am a contractor and get paid by the hour. I asked the tech guys if they ever heard of a neighbor cutting cables like this, and they said "Nope". Sometimes vandals cut cables, but this is the first time a "friendly neighbor" saw fit to do something like this. Apparently there were 6 juicy, live cables on his property, all tied together very orderly, and he cut away a 15' swatch from a utility pole all the way to the house beside his. He made sure his own property was completely "cable free", and didn't think how this might impact his neighbors. Unbelievable.
  20. Gotta love the real life comradery around our favorite game. Always more fun to play to a crowd, or even just to see your opponent so you can psychologically torment them (and vice versa).
  21. NHL'94 speed runs

    For charging to the net and doing a deke, I wonder about 5 seconds... I would like to see video evidence. (Not saying I 100% disbelieve, just saying I need proof.) 6 seconds for sure. We have all done it, I think. I think Plabax is talking about a pass from center ice right off the face off. I am not sure how quick it is, but yeah, I think faster than 5 seconds. Again, let's see some video!
  22. Surviving Summer Website Feedback

    Ok, I embedded it on the bottom of the page: http://nhl94rocks.com/tourney.php?tId=2
  23. Surviving Summer Website Feedback

    Sure, but can we just make a link to it? Or do you want the whole thing embedded like it is in the first page of that thread? If yes, ok, we can put it below everything on the Surviving Summer League standings/upload page.
  24. Aqua (B) 3-2 over Flatcrusher (c) 5 TOR (AQUA)@WPG (FLATCRUSHER)4-3 TOR (AQUA)(OT)Jun 05, 2017 @ 07:51 PM 6 EDM (AQUA)@CHI (FLATCRUSHER)4-3 EDM (AQUA)(OT)Jun 05, 2017 @ 07:51 PM 7 DET (FLATCRUSHER)@QUE (AQUA)9-7 DET (FLATCRUSHER) Jun 05, 2017 @ 07:52 PM 8 BUF (FLATCRUSHER)@HFD (AQUA)5-4 BUF (FLATCRUSHER)Jun 05, 2017 @ 07:52 PM 9 STL (AQUA)@VAN (FLATCRUSHER)7-0 STL (AQUA)Jun 05, 2017 @ 07:52 PM
  25. Additionally, once you click the "plus", you can see game details and stats by clicking the grey "Details" button to the right of each game. You can also delete a game with the "X".