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Fall 2018 Classic League Start

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FALL CLASSIC 2018

This season, we are having 2 Genesis leagues (GENS-A and GENS-B) and 1 SNES league.

SNES admin - chaos

GENS admin - kingraph

To see your schedule, head over to the nhl94online.com site. On the front page, use the league drop down on the nav-bar and make sure "Classic '94-2018 Fall" is selected. On the left had side of the page will show the list of coaches in the selected league and league level. This section will be available on most of the pages on the site. Here, you will choose the league level (GENS-A, GENS-B, SNES) and the list of coaches and teams will change. Once you've selected your league level, click on your team's name. This will open the Coach Page.

On the coach page, you will see your schedule. This schedule is just a list of all your games, and does not need to be played in any specific order. You will be able to see how many games you have Away and at Home against a specific team. Once you have played the game and made the save (more on this later), you will use this page to upload the game ("Log a Game" link). Once a game is uploaded, you can also use this page to look at the game's box score.

At the top of the page, is an area that shows some basic team stats. Also, there is a link to see your Roster Stats. On the right side, there is an area that has coach information and the standings for your division (along with a link for the full standings). You can click on any team on the left side of the page and see their stats, box scores, etc. You are not limited to just your Coach Page (but you need to use your page to log games).

 

Here are some helpful links for navigating around the site:

HOW TO: Netplay over RetroArch

HOW TO: Create a Save State in RetroArch

RetroArch Save State Uploading

HOW TO: Log a Game with a Save State on NHL94Online.com

NHL94Online.com Stat Pages - how to navigate to and display the different Season stat pages. The stats are collected from the save states that are uploaded.

Teams and Schedules Page - displays the coach names and Discord usernames (update yours if you have not yet) for the coaches in your division. Again, if you have not joined Discord, you need to - Discord Invite

 

Some important links for new coaches:

League Website - http://www.nhl94online.com

Getting Started - Getting Started

Rules - http://www.nhl94online.com/html/rules.php

Registration (for coaches who missed initial registration, and wish to be replacements) - Registration

Waiting List - http://www.nhl94online.com/html/waiting-list.php

Edit User Profile (if you wish to change any of your information) - http://www.nhl94online.com/html/updateuser.php  (Use to update your Discord Username)

All of the above links can be found from navigating the NHL94online.com navigation bar.

 

For those of you who have forgotten how the site works, or for the new coaches in the league, a game is played and logged as follows:

1. Contact the coach you would like to play on Discord.

You can find their Discord Username by going to the nhl94online.com site. Choose the Classic '94-Fall 2018 league from the drop-down "League Selection" menu on the navigation bar. Choose the "League Level" you were assigned (all new coaches are in GENS-B or SNES league levels) in the left-hand column and click on your Team. Your "Coach Page" should come up, and you can see which teams you have games remaining against. Click on that opposing team's name in the left-hand column, which should load that team's coach page. On the right hand side of the page, there is an area which contains the coach's Discord Username. You can contact them via the #classic-gens or #classic-snes channels on the Discord server, or via direct message. You can also choose the "Teams & Schedules" page from the menu bar and this will list all the coaches in the league and their Discord Usernames. 


2. Play the game.

Play the game against the selected coach. When playing a game against a coach, the home team hosts the game (this matters for Genesis games; in SNES it doesn't matter who hosts, as you can switch team control). Once the game is complete, and you get to the "Three Stars" screen or the Final screen, a save state must be taken and uploaded to the site (either coach can do this, please decide who will perform the upload beforehand). Please check out the threads on creating a Save State linked at the top of this thread post. Once the Save State has been made, the game can be uploaded to the site. This is done on the "Coach Page" that displays your schedule. By clicking on your team's name in the left-hand column, you access your "Coach Page". Games that need to be played will have a "Log a Game" link next to it. Choose the game that has been played, and upload the file.

Type in your password (that you used when you registered for the nhl94online.com site) to log the game. Once this is done, the game is uploaded and the stats on the site will update.

NOTE: If an incorrect save state was uploaded and has already been processed by the site (both coaches didn't realize the score was wrong and it was confirmed), please PM Kingraph or me. We will need to correct it.

EXTRA NOTE: Do not upload a save state that was taken during display of "Highlights from the game". It will take data from that game that is being displayed. Best place to take a save is when the Three Stars screen pops up.

Also, the schedule does not need to be played in order. It is encouraged to get all your games in with an opponent at the same time.


Checkpoints

There will be WEEKLY CHECKPOINTS.

6 GP / week.

  • 6 GP - end of Monday, December 10th
  • 12 GP - end of Monday, December 17th
  • 18 GP - end of Monday, December 24th
  • 24 GP - end of Monday, December 31st
  • 30 GP - end of Monday, January 7th
  • 36 GP - end of Monday, January 14th
  • 40 GP - end of Tuesday, January 21st

If you miss a checkpoint, you will risk the chance of being replaced. Coaches who are confirmed on the Waiting List will be used for replacement.

If you cannot find a coach and would like to try to schedule a time to play, please use the "Schedule a Game" forum on this site, send them a message on Discord, or use the forum PM. Please make an effort to reach your checkpoints!

Also, the 6 games a week is a minimum . Feel free to play more games than that. For example, if you play 12 games in the first week, then you already satisfy the first 2 checkpoints. It's easy to get to this 6 game point, since most coaches you play multiple games against and everyone likes getting all the games against a single coach in at the same time. It normally amounts to playing 2-3 coaches a week. If there are issues making these checkpoints, please let an admin know. We are accommodating, as long as you let us know.


Regular Season

The regular season consists of 40 games.

Playoffs

Playoff series will be best-of-7.

Also, NP (negative points) will be applied to missed games at the end of the season. This could hurt your playoff seeding! If you weren't able to play certain games vs. your opponent you will be given NPs. You will lose two points for every unplayed game. So play early if you can and play often!

GENS-A Playoff Format:

Top 6 make playoffs. They will be seeded by Win %. Top 2 teams get a first round bye.

There will be no re-seeding in the playoffs.

GENS-B Playoff Format:

Conference winners are top 2 seeds, next 10 best teams make the playoffs, seeded by Win %. Top 4 get first round bye.

There will be no re-seeding in the playoffs.

SNES Playoff Format:

Conference winners are top 2 seeds. Next 4 best teams in each conference, seeded by Win % (6 teams total per conference). Top 2 teams in each conference get a bye.

There will be no re-seeding in the playoffs.

 


That's about all. Good luck to everyone and lets hope for another successful season!

If there are any website problems or questions about the site, or the league in general, please PM me (chaos), email me (chaos@nhl94.com), or Discord (chaos).

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How does this work when it comes to Gens/RetroArch? It's my first season in league, so Retroarch is fine with me, even though hosting I have to do relay. For those who are used to Gens, I've noticed some are flat out refusing to use Retroarch. Gens is way more complicated to set up than Retroarch. How will checkpoints work if some won't play on Retroarch? The dpads on my 360 and Logitech controllers both do not even work right on Gens.

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3 minutes ago, GoTitans21 said:

 For those who are used to Gens, I've noticed some are flat out refusing to use Retroarch. Gens is way more complicated to set up than Retroarch. How will checkpoints work if some won't play on Retroarch?

I am sure the Commish will weigh in, but I think it is a minority that flat out won't use Retroarch. (And for them, they are probably having a tech problem with RA, just like you are for GENs, so it is not like they are just being grumpy.)

I think > 80% of people can use either (but that is just a guess), which includes myself.

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45 minutes ago, GoTitans21 said:

How does this work when it comes to Gens/RetroArch? It's my first season in league, so Retroarch is fine with me, even though hosting I have to do relay. For those who are used to Gens, I've noticed some are flat out refusing to use Retroarch. Gens is way more complicated to set up than Retroarch. How will checkpoints work if some won't play on Retroarch? The dpads on my 360 and Logitech controllers both do not even work right on Gens.

http://nhl94online.com/html/getting-started_old.php - Use this for setting up Gens.

If you are having problems playing Gens, just stick to RetroArch.

 

I would suggest those veteran coaches try to use RetroArch with the new players, and if you want, play whatever with the other vets.

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