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Pheesh
07-31-2014, 10:59 PM
*click me for awesome 90's music to enhance your reading experience* (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J9FImc2LOr8)

Bear with me guys, this should be a lot of fun! I've just reinstalled NBA 2k13 on my computer, and I figure that it'd be fun to make an EyesonFF themed NBA team (we can customize a lot of things like jerseys and team name but more on that later), then I'll get all the willing members and make their highly paid, much taller, high flying counterparts in the game. I'll put them all on to the EyesonFF team, set up an association mode and then trade them all for better players and see how many seasons it takes us to work our way to the end of the Playoffs and win it all!

The game has a pretty good instant replay feature (sometimes a bit buggy on the PC version though) so there will be screenshots galore from plenty of EXCITING ANGLES; be amazed as you watch your favourite eyes on members dunking all over the place, and your least favourite members being charged into by much bigger athletes. We also have a myriad of stats and intricacies that I'll keep you all updated on so you can see exactly how well your player is doing, whinge about how much play time you're getting (god knows they do in the game), see if your player is happy with the team or, god forbid, demanding to be traded!

So assuming that you are interested this is the way I want to go about it. Instead of the usual fare of "name, age, appearance, position etc." I've prepared a little questionnaire for you all, answer as seriously or stupidly as you want, it's up to you. From your answers I will try to figure out what position and play style you would be. That said, I am happy for you guys to dictate how your player will look, but be warned that despite a seemingly large amount of options in the character creator, every person's face just comes out looking pretty much the same.

Anyway, after you have filled out the questionnaire below you can post it in this thread, PM it to me if you're embarrassed about your terrible answers, or write it by hand and mail it if you're going for that extra touch of class. We'll need about 8 sign ups for a proper rotation, but I think I can have as many as 11 (or maybe 13), I dunno how popular this will really be though. To the ladies, I am sorry but with no WNBA integration into the game I can't actually make a female character model but you shouldn't let that be a deterrent, either give a serious appearance and I'll get it as close as possible (Like I said, there ARE a lot of features to the character creator and I can make a fairly feminine looking player for you) or go wild and ask to be a very ripped African-American, ala every Let's Play that has involved Ronnie Coleman. After I have enough sign ups I'll come at you with the options for creating our team and leave it up to the whole group to decide on our colours, logo and team name.

Finally, I would just say that even if you don't watch, enjoy or even understand the game of Basketball that you give this a go, because you may be surprised how into it you get when your player hits a game winning shot or drops 30 points and leads us to a win in the playoffs.


Player Name: (I need a first name AND a last name, the last name is the one we will see on the court under your character)

Preferred number:

Country of Origin or State of Origin for the 'Muricans:

Appearance:

1. If you could be any animal which would it be and why (in one sentence)?

2. What is your favourite sport to watch (please don't say "no sport", even if it's absolutely stupid or completely untrue, I need something to work with)

3. How would you describe your dancing ability?

4. Are you quick to anger?

5. If you could be one character from a Final Fantasy game which would it be and why (in one sentence)?

6. Which of these foods do you prefer most (pick one)?
- Ice cream
- Hot dogs
- Chilli Con Carne'
- Pasta
- Chocolate

7. Country you would most like to visit on a holiday?

I'm off to Edinburgh tomorrow to meet BoB (god help me), Smittenkitten and the Shaunas, and I'll be back on Sunday night, so hopefully by then we have a few sign ups and can get started on the creation of the team!

Psychotic
07-31-2014, 11:11 PM
Player Name: (I need a first name AND a last name, the last name is the one we will see on the court under your character)
Paul Psychotic

Preferred number: 34

Country of Origin or State of Origin for the 'Muricans:
Good ol' UK!

Appearance:
Huge afro, porn star stache

1. If you could be any animal which would it be and why (in one sentence)?
A hippo because they full on murder the trout out of humans.

2. What is your favourite sport to watch (please don't say "no sport", even if it's absolutely stupid or completely untrue, I need something to work with)
Line dancing, pardner. Yeehaw!

3. How would you describe your dancing ability?
The best you've ever seen.

4. Are you quick to anger?
NO :argh:

5. If you could be one character from a Final Fantasy game which would it be and why (in one sentence)?
Mr Dolphin because he is a dolphin and also he is ridden a lot by men.

6. Which of these foods do you prefer most (pick one)?
- Ice cream
- Hot dogs
- Chilli Con Carne'
- Pasta
- Chocolate

CHOCOsmurfINLATE.

7. Country you would most like to visit on a holiday?
Kyrgyzstan.

Pheesh
07-31-2014, 11:19 PM
Oh you don't understand how huge the afros get in this game. It's going to be disgusting.

Disgustingly glorious!

Psychotic
07-31-2014, 11:20 PM
I want to have the godzilla of all afros.

And if you can have it purple or green or rainbow coloured, so much the better.

Pheesh
07-31-2014, 11:25 PM
Consider it done.

Pumpkin
07-31-2014, 11:27 PM
I've been trying to get out there and check out new things so why not! I mean, I watch One Tree Hill so I probably know lots about basketball, right? Right guys?....Guys?


Player Name: (I need a first name AND a last name, the last name is the one we will see on the court under your character)
Ashton Banana (better than my real name)

Preferred number:
14

Country of Origin or State of Origin for the 'Muricans:
Kanada

Appearance:
Umm 5'6" long wavy (messy) borwn hair, brown eyes, round face

1. If you could be any animal which would it be and why (in one sentence)?
I would be an ocelot because they are cute and graceful (probably) and I wish I was cute and graceful

2. What is your favourite sport to watch (please don't say "no sport", even if it's absolutely stupid or completely untrue, I need something to work with)
Either badminton or skating

3. How would you describe your dancing ability?
Awful and awkward

4. Are you quick to anger?
Sometimes

5. If you could be one character from a Final Fantasy game which would it be and why (in one sentence)?
I would be Yuna because I appreciate her selflessness and resolve

6. Which of these foods do you prefer most (pick one)?
- Ice cream
- Hot dogs
- Chilli Con Carne'
- Pasta
- Chocolate

7. Country you would most like to visit on a holiday?
Italy!

Night Fury
07-31-2014, 11:27 PM
Apparently I must sign up for this u.u

locky farts
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uk!

1. I would be a shark or something so I could swim and explore

2. Probably figure skating

3. Better than average. You've seen it :D

4.if I say no you'll just remind me that I am :(

5. Ultimecia because badass.

6. You know I love chocolate but I think I'lll go with pasta on this one!

7. USA

Slothy
07-31-2014, 11:31 PM
Player Name: (I need a first name AND a last name, the last name is the one we will see on the court under your character)
Vivi Swanson

Preferred number: 22

Country of Origin or State of Origin for the 'Muricans: Canukistan

Appearance: As tall as possible, pale white, and capable of wrestling a polar bear.

1. If you could be any animal which would it be and why (in one sentence)?
Cat because they have life figured out.

2. What is your favourite sport to watch (please don't say "no sport", even if it's absolutely stupid or completely untrue, I need something to work with)
Formula 1

3. How would you describe your dancing ability?
I'm white. Stereotype away.

4. Are you quick to anger?
Who the fuck do you think you are asking me questions like that?!

5. If you could be one character from a Final Fantasy game which would it be and why (in one sentence)?
Vivi because magic.

6. Which of these foods do you prefer most (pick one)?
- Ice cream

7. Country you would most like to visit on a holiday?
Ferrari land.

Shauna
07-31-2014, 11:35 PM
Player Name: Shauna Sheetlebug

Preferred number: 24

Country of Origin or State of Origin for the 'Muricans: UK

Appearance: Something ridiculous, ideally.

1. If you could be any animal which would it be and why (in one sentence)? A lion, because they're pretty swell.

2. What is your favourite sport to watch (please don't say "no sport", even if it's absolutely stupid or completely untrue, I need something to work with) Football, I guess. It's the only one I watch.

3. How would you describe your dancing ability? I am a pretty swell dancer, definitely.

4. Are you quick to anger? Nope!

5. If you could be one character from a Final Fantasy game which would it be and why (in one sentence)? Fang because she's pretty cool and doesn't afraid of anything.

6. Which of these foods do you prefer most (pick one)?
- Ice cream

7. Country you would most like to visit on a holiday? Japan

Pheesh
07-31-2014, 11:35 PM
Don't worry Shion, by the time we're done with this you'll be an aficionado! Just a couple of notes on your entry, which are good general points that I probably forgot to mention. In the appearance there is no need to put your size and weight. While there is a chance you will end up as one of the smaller players on the court if I put us as our actual heights we would get creamed. Your size will be adjusted to match your position on the court, so while there's no harm in putting it down under appearance it won't be take into consideration, as your position is decided by your answers to the questionnaire :D

Awesome to see so much interest from the get go as well! Looking forward to doing this!

Slothy
08-01-2014, 01:22 AM
Your size will be adjusted to match your position on the court, so while there's no harm in putting it down under appearance it won't be take into consideration, as your position is decided by your answers to the questionnaire :D

Is murder a position? Because I want that one. :radred:

Pheesh
08-01-2014, 08:34 AM
I'm sure we can arrange something!

escobert
08-01-2014, 08:21 PM
ok!

Player Name: Bob Howe
Preferred number: 15

Country of Origin or State of Origin for the 'Muricans: Vermont!

Appearance:

1. If you could be any animal which would it be and why (in one sentence)? Kitty cat because they're best!

2. What is your favourite sport to watch (please don't say "no sport", even if it's absolutely stupid or completely untrue, I need something to work with) NFL

3. How would you describe your dancing ability? Horrible

4. Are you quick to anger? I can be!

5. If you could be one character from a Final Fantasy game which would it be and why (in one sentence)? uhh Cid?! :p jk Zell! Cause I can't think of anyone else who doesn't look like a weirdo or emo kid.

6. Which of these foods do you prefer most (pick one)?
- Pasta


7. Country you would most like to visit on a holiday? Brazil!

Loony BoB
08-01-2014, 11:15 PM
Player Name: Loony BoB

Preferred number: 23

Country of Origin or State of Origin for the 'Muricans: New Zealand

Appearance: The kind of person that would give Phil a surprisingly nice feeling in his special place.

1. If you could be any animal which would it be and why (in one sentence)? Jaguar!

2. What is your favourite sport to watch (please don't say "no sport", even if it's absolutely stupid or completely untrue, I need something to work with) Rugby

3. How would you describe your dancing ability? Seated.

4. Are you quick to anger? No.

5. If you could be one character from a Final Fantasy game which would it be and why (in one sentence)? I would be Red XIII, before he meets his grandpa and becomes a wuss.

6. Which of these foods do you prefer most (pick one)?
- Chilli Con Carne'

7. Country you would most like to visit on a holiday?
Thailand

DK
08-02-2014, 01:38 AM
Player Name: Ronnie Coleman, naturally!

Preferred number: 21

Country of Origin or State of Origin for the 'Muricans: Louisiana

Appearance: Bald, Mustachioed, Stacked, Black, and Beautiful!

1. If you could be any animal which would it be and why (in one sentence)?: BEAR because hell yes

2. What is your favourite sport to watch: Boxing

3. How would you describe your dancing ability?: Dire when sober, amazing when shitfaced

4. Are you quick to anger?: Generally no, playing FIFA yes

5. If you could be one character from a Final Fantasy game which would it be and why (in one sentence)?: Bugenhagen.

6. Which of these foods do you prefer most (pick one)?
- Chocolate

7. Country you would most like to visit on a holiday?: North Korea

Pheesh
08-03-2014, 11:16 AM
Today is the day guys, I'll be starting this up as soon as Loony BooB releases me from his clutches and I get back to my laptop. Turnout has been awesome so far and we definitely have enough for a solid rotation of players. But there is still plenty of room on the team so more people should definitely sign up!

That said, I think now is a good time to get started on our first task as a team... Picking a GLORIOUS TEAM NAME, with a fabulous logo, and just plain old colours.

So yeah, I won't drag it out too long cause I'm really itching to start this up, but everyone just start throwing names for a team out there and we can see what comes up. 'Eyeson' will most likely be the city name, but we need something to tack on to that like Eyeson Chocobos, Eyeson Nerds or Eyeson Iceglows (cause we smash everyone).

Name away guys. Probably 10 or so hours until we get our first update! Hype!

Loony BoB
08-03-2014, 12:20 PM
Eyes on Balls

Dat Matt
08-03-2014, 12:23 PM
Player Name: (I need a first name AND a last name, the last name is the one we will see on the court under your character)
xX_pU$$Y_DeStRoYaH_Xx

Preferred number: 69

Country of Origin or State of Origin for the 'Muricans: Scotland


Appearance: Make me look like a zombie if possible. That'd be rad.

1. If you could be any animal which would it be and why (in one sentence)? - A chameleon, cause you'll never see me!

2. What is your favourite sport to watch (please don't say "no sport", even if it's absolutely stupid or completely untrue, I need something to work with) - Professional Cooking

3. How would you describe your dancing ability? - Majestic

4. Are you quick to anger? - Suprisingly, no

5. If you could be one character from a Final Fantasy game which would it be and why (in one sentence)? - Yuffie from FF7, Kawaii Desu~

6. Which of these foods do you prefer most (pick one)? - Chilli Con Carne'

7. Country you would most like to visit on a holiday? - The Moon

Dat Matt
08-03-2014, 12:27 PM
As for a team name guys, i'll be so dissapointed if you don't use this:

"Eyes on the Prize"

escobert
08-03-2014, 05:22 PM
Eyes on the Hoop
Balls of Final Fantasy
Final Ball Fantasy
FFX-Balls

DK
08-03-2014, 06:48 PM
hopefully not ruining any future activities but if we have a choice in the matter would love ronnie to be an SG or SF if possible!

i'm shit at names but our Logo should definitely just be that happy picture of agent proto's face. paul knows the one, get it off him.

Pink and Black colours all day son.

Pheesh
08-03-2014, 09:55 PM
Alright guys, it has begun, I've started creating the first of the players and I'll have updates for you all over the next few hours. Hopefully by tonight we'll even have played our first game of the season.

As much as the name suggestions made me laugh I think I'll go with something like the Eyeson Chocobos in the end, and I would love to add in my own logo but some googling around has told me it would be a much bigger process than I'm prepared for, considering I'm too excited to get this started. DK, don't worry though, I'll make sure Ronnie has pink and black accessories up the yazoo.

Raistlin
08-03-2014, 10:50 PM
If you still have room, you can add me:

Player Name: Raistlin Majere

Preferred number: 12

Country of Origin or State of Origin for the 'Muricans: Colorado, USA

Appearance: Golden skin, white hair.

(I was a shooting guard in high school if that matters)

1. If you could be any animal which would it be and why (in one sentence)? Dolphin, because I can explore the ocean and would still be intelligent (and dickish) enough to kill for sport.

(it was a tossup between that an a lion, because male lions know how to live life: they laze about all day looking awesome while the women do all the work).

2. What is your favourite sport to watch (please don't say "no sport", even if it's absolutely stupid or completely untrue, I need something to work with): football (American)

3. How would you describe your dancing ability? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N9qYF9DZPdw

4. Are you quick to anger? No.

5. If you could be one character from a Final Fantasy game which would it be and why (in one sentence)? T.G. Cid, because then I'd be fucking invincible.

Alternatively, Cid Highwind, because I could drink and swear all day.

6. Which of these foods do you prefer most (pick one)?
- Chocolate

7. Country you would most like to visit on a holiday? Transylvania (or Romania)

Pheesh
08-03-2014, 11:03 PM
Yep, still room, you're added to the list.

Character creation takes a while guys, I've made 4 of the 10 so far. Sorry to get your hopes up DK but I won't be able to get those purple and black accessories that I promised. On a more positive note, Psychotic's purple afro is glorious and Shion and Locky don't look too bad for guy models made to look like girls.

Pheesh
08-04-2014, 02:46 AM
*CLICK ME RIGHT smurfING NOW* (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NsIB3-t2j3A)

Aaaaaand now, the moment you've aaaaaall been waiting for...

Introducing YOUR Eyes on Final Fantasy.... Eyesooooon Chocoboooooos!

At the point, she's got the moves to break ankles (no seriously, her ball handling is smurfing insane), the gas to bring the opposition to tears, and the looks to break hearts. At a drastically increased height of 6', All the way from the United Kingdom....

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Also at the point guard position, the man who dishes more dimes than the national mint, whose cornrows let you know that "I've killed a man before... but I still like to party"...

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Aaand now, the 3 three point threat that makes the defense sweat. The scottish lass that drops buckets en' masse. You may take away her dribble but you'll NEVER... TAKE... HER THREEDOOOOM!!!

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Not enough testosterone on the team for you? Do you like your basketball with a side of red meat, served on a plate made of bacon, that was wrestled from the arms of an 8 foot grizzly!? Then look no further than the high flying, slam dunking, cave spelunking shooting guard...

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All well and good you say, but how on earth can you possibly balance out this supremely uncool, unprecedentedly white team? With one man, my friends. One chiseled... oiled up... completely shredded ball of pure athletic dark chocolate. And that one man's name is...

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Also with Ronnie at the Small forward position, the man with all the spreadsheets, he just wanted to record the stats on the sidelines but we made him play anyway. It's the long range shooting, vaguely Asian looking (I seriously couldn't get him to not look Asian, dunno what happened)...

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Moving now to Power Forward... some say his afro is older than time itself, and that it holds the secret to basketball supremacy in it's inner most curls. Well when you see him turn around, fade away, and knock down the shot in a defenders face it's easy to see why. Ladies and Gents...

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Now I'll need you all to take a moment and secure your private parts, no one is safe when our next power forward is in the arena. No one knows if he's better at conquering vag or blocking shots, but either way you don't want to find out. Lock up your daughters, it's...

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Finally, we move to our towers of power... the centers. First up, from the great, white, north. She's a defensive powerhouse who's lean, mean, and always hungry for poutine. Clap extra hard for all 7 feet, 3 inches of her...

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Finally, rounding out the roster, some say he's undersized, but at 7'0" with a hook shot that has been known to leave the atmosphere before it finally comes back down and lands securely in the net, we'd like to see you try and guard him...

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YOUR EYESON CHOCOBOS, EVERYBODY!!!!

Pheesh
08-04-2014, 02:55 AM
Sorry for the groups of posts together but I wanted the above post to be separate. No game tonight, creating all those players, plus the team, getting the screenshots and then doing the post took much longer than anticipated. I'll get our association started up by tomorrow though and then you guys can see all the extras like our away jerseys, and maybe a more in depth breakdown of the player's stats and who is good at what (everyone is 80 overall with very high potential, which means we'll probably suck for a while but should get better as the season progresses). Also, we still have 5 available slots for people to join the team as well, but once I create the association mode we will not be able to add any others so post in here ASAP if you're still wanting to join up.

To tide you all over here is a picture of Ronnie Coleman flexing while he dunks. The guy is so fucking photogenic that it's almost not fair.

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DK
08-04-2014, 04:25 AM
oh man i'm so unspeakably excited for this now. these screenshots are geniunely hilarious. lonny bobs utterly spooty face, your idea of a zombie turning out like a crack addled indian who is rebelling against his familys traditional values (fuck you mom i don't want to marry a nice indian girl), paul for some reason going full on fifa ponce (should have named him Vaz Te) and just the look of rage on Ronnies face while styling on that dunk. this is going to be brilliant.

Pumpkin
08-04-2014, 04:41 AM
:omgomg:

Loony BoB
08-04-2014, 12:13 PM
[does asian stereotype things]

Can't wait for lunch, I might sneak a look at that video (wait is it Space Jam again? Don't worry then, I got that tune in mah head). Our team looks awesome. Does this thing have some kind of team photo thing?

Pheesh
08-04-2014, 01:28 PM
No, not as such, I'll be able to get shots of the starting lineups though (5 players at a time), so two of those together and you can see the whole team.

The video is epic basketball entrance music to read along to, it enhances the reading pleasure but isn't anything to look at by itself.

Loony BoB
08-04-2014, 01:38 PM
Awesome. :D Looking forward to this, big time.

Pheesh
08-04-2014, 02:54 PM
The roster didn't save. I lost it all.

brb after I throw my computer through the window and cry.

(aka, bear with me while I do it all again)

DK
08-04-2014, 03:37 PM
please take this opportunity to make lonny bob look even more asian

Loony BoB
08-04-2014, 03:58 PM
Hey, so long my character gives Phil a surprisingly nice feeling in his special place, he can make me look like Bruce Lee and Jackie Chan's lovechild.

Pheesh
08-04-2014, 07:06 PM
So I made everything again, made sure it saved this bloody time, and played through an exhibition match against another team. I'll probably do a few of those so I can get used to the team and also get everyone's perspective on how they'd like the updates.

This time around I did it mostly with instant replay videos, the only real problem is that they're quite large so I'm toying with compressing them to make it less of an ordeal to upload them all. Here's one snippet while I wait for the others to upload.


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And some screenshots


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DK
08-04-2014, 07:13 PM
ronnie handstand. yes. yes.

also christ the timberwolves are whiter than we are (apart from raisin who is clearly the whitest man in the history of the universe)

Pheesh
08-04-2014, 07:18 PM
That is but one of the many pre-game workouts I have Ronnie doing ;)

Pheesh
08-04-2014, 07:48 PM
Couple more videos from our first game, these are just recorded with the instant replay feature which is why they're eerily quiet. I'll mention that we actually lost this game, but I think a lot of it has to do with my rustiness playing 2K13. The team itself is pretty good, we have an average offense that's definitely able to keep up in games and with Vivi and Ronnie being so athletic we are beasts on the fastbreak. The defense is definitely our strong point, especially when we have Bert on at the point guard position. I would say our biggest problem is rebounding though, too many times we got out-muscled and gave up offensive rebounds. I think it's because both Psy and Destroyah are offensively stacked and not good rebounders for their position, so unless I put on both centers we're at a disadvantage on the glass. I am also playing on a hard difficulty because otherwise the scoring is unrealistic and the games are easy and boring.

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DK
08-04-2014, 09:28 PM
bert full on stylin' on bitches, what a devilishly handsome hero. although yeah that layup was extremely poor form, LAZINESS.

escobert
08-05-2014, 06:15 PM
Hey I can't help it if psy is feeding me dubies on the bench!
This is so incredibly awesome! Phil, check out overwolf, it's free and you could record the entire game with it instead of evil fraps wanting you to pay to record more. Oh and load videos to youtube right from it.

Pheesh
08-05-2014, 06:46 PM
Sweet, thanks for the tip, I'll check it out!

Sorry the updates have slowed down. I'm still practicing with the team and now I'll try out this new capture program and see how it goes. I want to make sure everything is set up perfectly before I start the association mode because it's harder to change things once it's started up. Should be into the thick of things in the next day or so!

DK
08-05-2014, 06:50 PM
Hey I can't help it if psy is feeding me dubies on the bench!

you've done nothing wrong (you never could), I was slamming lazy ass vivi

Psychotic
08-05-2014, 06:53 PM
Sexiest afro ever. Great job, Bongo!

Loony BoB
08-05-2014, 06:58 PM
Sorry the updates have slowed down.
xD The updates have been quite frequent, actually. One every other day, it's not bad. ;)

Pheesh
08-11-2014, 04:13 PM
Hey guys! I may have been sucked into the bottomless black hole that is Final Fantasy XIV but I have not forgotten about this and have every intention of starting and seeing it through. I've downloaded overwolf (thanks again for the tip, Bert), and ideally I'm hoping to have some smallish, edited highlights videos of each game (or at least the more interesting ones) once the season gets started. I'll mess about with some video editing, and see what size the videos are coming out to and take it from there.

But yes, in case you thought this was done for, don't worry. There will be more 'EoFF, revenge of the nerds, white men most definitely can not jump' action in the near future.

Dat Matt
08-11-2014, 07:54 PM
RIP in peace. Another FFXIV victim.

Pheesh
12-04-2014, 10:25 AM
I don't expect anyone to pay attention anymore but I got my graphics card fixed and I'm free from the clutches of that dastardly FFXIV, so I'm firing this back up.

There will be a game played this weekend so here (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=12VUjgYMm1U) is some music to get you fired back up for the Eyeson Chocobos season.

EDIT: Oh, there's also a few spots for anyone that enjoys their basketball but may have forgotten or just missed out when I first made the thread. Just head up to the top post and fill out all the appropriate info and we'll fit you in!

DK
12-05-2014, 01:46 PM
hell yes, was always kind of sad this never took off. excited!

Pheesh
12-07-2014, 12:55 PM
Okay, quick update! The Eyeson Chocobos season officially kicked off today. We had a couple of personal training sessions first up and although I have video of these they are pretty boring so I probably won't post them. They were not particularly successful except for Locky's 'one on one defense' training, which saw her get a few points toward her steal, block and defensive awareness ratings, and also made her the first player to reach 81 overall (she's still on the bench though because Bert's defense is too valuable in our starting lineup).

We also played our season opener against the Cleveland Cavaliers. That's all I will say for now, you will be able to find out the scores, stats and more as soon as I get the videos edited and uploaded (which could take a while, but be patient).

Are you pumped up!? Ronnie and Ashton are pumped up!!

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/40529396/NBA%202K13%2012-07-2014%2017-11-08_mpeg2video_gif_003.gif

Loony BoB
12-07-2014, 12:58 PM
Yesssss, this should never have died! And I'm pretty confident that it's Destiny, not FFXIV, that was at fault for your absence. >=]

Pheesh
12-07-2014, 03:03 PM
Alrighty, I'm doing this a quarter at a time, and I'm editing the videos down into small highlight reels (which still takes over two hours to upload, thanks Australian internet!). I am using premiere for the first time ever so my editing skills are limited at the moment, but hopefully they'll get better as our season progresses.

Some quick notes before we get to the action. In this game the rotation reset itself because I started a new association mode, which I didn't notice until after the game had started, so that is why you may notice some random players subbed on in some plays. That problem has been fixed now and won't happen again. It also meant our starters got a lot more minutes than our bench players, so my apologies to Locky, BoB, Vivi, Psy and Ashton, you guys will get much more playing time next game. So without further ado....

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I got much better at syncing up the real time audio with the slow-mo replays while I was doing this video.

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This quarter was pretty dull, as evidenced from there not being a single play from it in our highlight reel.

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Will the Chocobos be able to hold on for the win!?

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So there you have it, our first game! Click on the spoiler tag below after you've watched the vids to hear Coach Pheesh's game notes and to see the final stats.



Great game everyone! Don't any of you get caught up in the media's comments saying that the Cavs are a bottom team and that this win was guaranteed, we went out to a hostile stadium for the first game of the season and took care of business. That said, it's early goings and we should all have the mindset that it's on to the next game. Ronnie, you were a human highlight reel out there tonight, and you led us in scoring and rebounds, so for that you're going to get tonight's Player of the Game. But special mentions go to Shauna for getting us out of a tight spot in the 4th quarter with that insane 3 pointer that halted the Cavs' run, and Vivi for shooting a miraculous 100% from the field, 3pt range and free throws. Great win team!

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Pheesh
12-09-2014, 06:21 AM
So the next game should be up by tonight. That'll be fun, right guys? Anybody...?

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chionos
12-09-2014, 06:54 AM
Good editing, man. This was actually enjoyable to watch. Too bad your team abandoned you. (But who can blame them, I guess, you abandoned them first)

Bubba
12-09-2014, 11:47 AM
Man, I missed the start of this!

Any chance of drafting me in? I have a mean hook shot.

Pheesh
12-09-2014, 12:41 PM
Dang, I most definitely would if I could but now that the season has started I think the rosters and free agents are set which would make it impossible. I will look into it for sure though and see if I can make it happen.

Pheesh
12-09-2014, 01:43 PM
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Alright team, we're coming off a strong win on the road, but it's a long season and we've got a hell of a long way to go. Tonight we're going up against a much tougher team in the Chicago Bulls, and we all know how stingy their defense can be. We're going to need to really lock in on the offensive side of the court and limit any mistakes that could lead to turnovers and fast break opportunities for them. I know how strong our defense can be when we have a chance to set up our zone, but if we're constantly on the back foot then they will pile points on us in a hurry. Take care of the ball, bang it into the paint and give our bigs a chance to wear them down in the post, eventually that will open up our long range shooting game. Now Derrick Rose is going to get his fair share of points no matter what, but I don't want you to make anything easy for him, or anyone else, tonight. This is our house, our crowd, and by the end of the game we want every one of their players to know that. Now get out there and give them hell!



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What in the hell was that!? You guys are showing me nothing out there. You've let them come in here and completely take away our game. We need to LIMIT. THE. TURNOVERS! As soon as we do that we can start to think about actually putting up enough points on the board to chip away at this deficit that we've created for ourselves.

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Okay, okay, that was better, we seem to have stopped the bleeding a little bit. We're going to put that half of basketball behind us, it's done, we need to go out there with a renewed energy. So first thing, now that we've stopped turning the ball over every time up the court I want you moving it around to find the best look possible. That means getting it inside the paint to our bigs and either drawing the extra defender and kicking it out again, or taking the man on for a close shot. We can't afford to have anymore empty possessions.

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We got it close, so now they know we're not going anywhere. They've had us up against the ropes all game long, but the important thing is that they haven't been able to put us down. Listen to me, if we get hot we can put up points as quickly as any team in this league, but it's not going to make a difference if we can't stop them from pulling away again like they have been. So go out there, trust each other on defense, and leave everything out on the court. If you do that, I promise that this game is well within our reach.

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And that is our second game. Read on to see notes, stats and player of the game.



That's as tough a loss as they come, guys and girls. I know how hard we worked to get back into it, and to see us eek out a lead only to have it snatched away again is like a punch in the gut. We will learn from this though, because we can't win games if we only come out to play for 3 quarters, and that's exactly what happened tonight. They came out of the gates stronger and by the time we recovered we were too spent to seal the deal. We're going to put this one behind us, hit the practice court, and come out better for our next game. Shauna, once again your hot shooting was what put us in a position to win, so kudos, but I'm going to give tonight's player of the game to Raistlin. He may not have been the one lighting it up in the fourth quarter, but when we were fighting to stay alive in the middle of that game he put us on his shoulders and got us the tough, 'grind-em-out' buckets that we needed. All that while battling foul trouble and being a true force in the defensive post. On to the next one, Chocobos...

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DK
12-09-2014, 03:24 PM
loving the work going in so far man, awesome stuff! gotta apologize for missing out on the first game, was highly drunk both days of the weekend and recovering yesterday.

but yeah enjoying it thoroughly so far, big Ronnie such a hero, some of his dunks have had me legitimately pleasure groaning watching the videos.