Archive for August, 2012

List of GM’s

Posted: August 29, 2012 by Wyatt Arndt in Uncategorized

Folks, I apologize for the unorganized way this league has been started. Issues with my e-mail has made this a bit annoying to set up and confirm who is in and who is out. I have a feeling one or two people who thought they had a spot might not have one, and if that happens, I honestly apologize a ton for that. As with all leagues, though, I am sure there will be dropouts, so we will hopefully be able to add and drop people into the league easily (Come on EA, you better make this easy.)

That being said, team selections will be happening this week. Which means you finally get to know your teams! Yay! Since the main list I have of you guys is based on e-mail, I will be posting the team selections on here, showing who got which team based on their e-mail address. Eventually I will learn names and such, but for now, let’s keep it easy.

I will post on Twitter and draw this process out because that amuses me. So I will announce a few teams every few hours/days/or weeks depending on how it goes.

Yay!

Please note you should have received a welcome e-mail from xboxlob-nhl@interchange.ubc.ca . This is the mailing list I will be using to communicate with everyone. If you ever quit the league please remind me to take you off this list so you don’t get pestered with league updates for a league you quit on. HOW COULD YOU QUIT ON US LIKE THAT??

NHL 13 – The team draft

Posted: August 27, 2012 by Wyatt Arndt in Uncategorized

Yes folks, we are only weeks away from NHL 13 being released, so it’s time to get things underway on our end. A couple of housekeeping issues to address:

 

1) I sent out an e-mail asking for everyone’s Xbox gamer tag a while back, and I only received around 8 responses. Please check your e-mail and let me know if you didn’t get it. E-mail me you gamer tags so I can put it up on this website so we can add everyone. If for some reason you have a reason for wanting your gamer tag private (those divorce lawyers can be evil bastards) let me know and I can e-mail out your gamer tag to people via email only. However, it would be much easier if I could just have them posted ¬†on here, on a static page, so we can always reference them easily.

2) Teams will be decided this week. Randomly. So yes, sad to say, I could end up with Columbus, but so could you! Please remember we will be doing the “Random Roster Draft” option in NHL ’13, which means all the rosters will be automatically and randomly selected to the teams by the computer. So you could end up on Columbus but have Henrik Sedin, Patrick Kane, and Taylor Pyatt as your top line. Such is the joy of randomness.

3) NHL 13 comes out September 11th. I am getting an early review copy, which hopefully contains all the GM Connected info in it, so I can try and plan out our rules/regulations ahead of time, so we can start our season pretty quickly after everyone buys the game. We will figure out such things as games per week, trade reviews (I plan on making this minimal, I don’t want to review much, but I also don’t want to see someone trade Ovechkin for a 5th rounder), as more information becomes available.

4) Always remember that you can give me an e-mail at lobnhl@gmail.com if you have any concerns. It is just a video game, so please don’t feel like you can’t talk about any issues or if you need to quit the league, don’t be afraid to bring it up. I also know that we can all take video games seriously, so if something does piss you off, please e-mail me as well. (Maybe that 5th rounder you trade Ovechkin for was a key part of another mega deal and you want to explain this to me.)

I will probably reveal the teams on twitter in a slow drawn out fashion because it will amuse me, AND it will help generate hype for our awesome league. I will then post the final results on here when it’s all said and done.

Also, we will be having a fun prize for the first season’s winners of the PS3 and Xbox league. Relax, it’s not worth money, but it’s a fun item that will let you remember your victory in the esteemed first season of LOB.

 

Please note I will not be running the PS3 side of things, and this website, as it stands now, will only relate to the Xbox league. If that changes, I will let you know. Something tells me the ps3 website will look way better than mine.

 

Cheers,

 

Wyatt

NHL 13 Xbox 360 League

Posted: August 2, 2012 by Wyatt Arndt in Uncategorized

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