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GLT XII Pick Your Qualifer And Apply Now!

Tournament draw starts
22.00pm server time
Wednesday 11th May

Any Ranked can apply to one of the following groups:
(Remember, 1 entry per person)

High TV Qualifiers - For any team over 1900TV, where the big boys play.
Speciality Qualifiers - 3 Groups for High CR (over 165CR) and 1 Group for Stunty races.
Old Teams Qualifiers - For any team that has played over 40 games.
Forlorn Races Qualifiers - For those races that races that have not won a major in CRP.


Dynamic gold
Bonus MVP
Record on your profile
Fan Favourite on one player that lived through the final game
NEW player of the winners choice from any roster with a value no greater than 70K. This player will arrive with the Pro skill for 20 TV

So what are you waiting for?

I bet it's a squirrel.

Apply Now!!!
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easilyamused on Friday, May 06, 2016 - 10:27
Hear ye! Hear ye! The halflings of Eichschatten have not-so-humbly requested your presence at this year's Fighting Cockerel Classic! The diminutive 'flings have brought out their grandest cauldron for this year's stews, and have opened the gates for all-comers to battle for the Lord of the Soup!

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shadow46x2 on Thursday, May 05, 2016 - 05:49
Over the last week or so, I've been working on some technology that allows a web page to display a real-time chat box. The code is still in an early test phase, but it's at a point where I need to do some stability testing. Therefore, there's now a very simple chat on the Blackbox activation page. The purpose of this test is to see how the server side components function over time, so simply keep on doing what you've been doing, and feel free to say hello in the new little chat box.

For those of you who are interested in the technology behind this feature, I'll give you a quick overview. If you're not interested, you can simply skip the rest of this post :)

On the front end (the browser), there is a socket.io component that connects to a node.js service. This service does very simple message passing between the connected people. In addition to this, messages are sent to another node.js service (using ZeroMQ as a transport) which is acting as an IRC server and connects to the FumbblNet IRC network (ie, the FUMBBL IRC server), and allows people on the web site to chat directly with the people on the IRC server.

There's still a fair amount of work needed to finalise this code but I'm hoping it'll be useful to you all as it stands. I am also planning to get a similar chat box displayed on the Gamefinder, but that requires a fair amount of UI work on that page. Also note that the service may be unstable and may stop working at any time.

Either way, enjoy and let me know what you think.
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Christer on Wednesday, April 27, 2016 - 21:28
Fungus, the FUMBBL Web server just had a small hiccup, causing the site to go down for a while. Things are now back up and running and will hopefully remain so.

The problem was caused by the machine kernel throwing some errors, which after a search online may be caused by a failing power supply. The power supply in the machine is from a pretty reputable manufacturer (Seasonic), so for now I will monitor the logs to see if the problem reappears. If it does, I will replace the PSU hoping to fix the issue. Intermittent problems are so much fun, don't you think? :)

Hopefully, this interruption hasn't caused any of you too much trouble.
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Christer on Thursday, April 14, 2016 - 21:54
Wheel Of Chaos

[B]lackbox is entering into its second major tournament of the year.
The Wheel of Chaos, which comes with a very special application mode,

Four qualfiers, each dedicated to a different god, four different prizes to obtain!

Khorne - God of Blood, unrelenting fury and war. Empowered by Anger Khorne rewards Horns.
Tzeentch - God of Change, Magic and endless schemes and plots. Empowered by Hope Tzeentch rewards Two Heads.
Nurgle - God of Decay, disease and physical corruption. Empowered by Despair Nurgle rewards Tentacles.
Slaanesh - God of Hedonism, excess, and pleasure. Empowered by Desire Slaanesh rewards Disturbing Presence.

But beware, the more prestigious the reward, the harder the competition. If your TV is too low perhaps you won't even manage to make the cut. Take your pick, but choose wisely.

Make sure to apply your team to a Qualifier - Not to the main event.

Applications end and tournament start is next Wedensday April, 13th, 22h bb-time. Note that as with all qualifying majors, qualified teams must be ready to play and are still supposed to apply to the main event.

Only [B]lackbox teams are eligable to play.

See you on the field!

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Wreckage on Thursday, April 07, 2016 - 10:40