>/mlp/ Roster Poll #2: Nominate Players to Join and Other Changes
Fun fact: Safest Hooves was voted safest. Six players on the current roster are presently on notice and will face off against six potential new recruits in the third and final poll later this month. On notice:
Bomb Ass Tea
Fuck Your Marker
Only On The Hub
s m h t b h f a m
POLL CLOSES AFTER THIS WEEKEND (1/11, midnight GMT -0600), so vote early.
>16 Test Cup
Date: January 9-10, 16-17
Time: 17:00 UTC each day
/mlp/ vs. /mu/: 17:30 UTC, January 9
/vg/ vs. /mlp/: 17:30 UTC, January 10
/mlp/ vs. /b/: 17:30 UTC, January 16
/mlp/ is participating in a meaningless test cup, seeking redemption after failing to win their own invitational last weekend. Details above.
>/mlp/ Test Tournament: The Riggening: Requiem
Date: January 23-24
Time: Matches begin 17:00 UTC each day
The /mlp/ managers are busy testing several different potential team builds for use in the 2016 Winter Cup. To determine which is best, the testing has been organized following a group-stage format to produce meaningful comparative data. Since the teams are essentially being tested in a tournament format and since each team is designed around a particular MLP theme, we thought it would be fun to stream one of these tournaments for your >enjoyment. Feel free to join us for some pre-Cup hyp.
We regret that this was inadvertently scheduled during the same time as the Unfriendlies. Dear Future OP:
Please include all of this information in the OP when you make the next thread.
What if this is an elaborate ruse by the old guard, ranking popular players poorly so that they'd easily beat the shit new memes in the last poll? That is my hope, anyway. I can't believe anyone would choose to bring back AiE over Dan or FYM.
Somebody should tell /mlpg/ so they can at least save FYM again.
the marker and the Hub are dead grandpa
there's a new meme in town
God wills it. They belong in >>>/trash/.
Cant care less:
>Bomb ass tea
Wouldnt mind depending on what gets selected
Aww fuck no:
>Fuck your marker
>Only on the hub
tbqh i wouldnt mind seeing anonfilly in the roster, mostly cause i want to see Hi Anon give it a goal assist
If you give in to one general, they'll all want their pound of flesh. Before you know it, we'll be impotently pleading newfags not to sack Derpy, a "grandpa meme," to make room for Diaper/Vore Mashup General #413 Endless Bumps Edition.
We could've prevented this.
You misunderstand anon. I enjoyed those players time on the team. But there are up and coming players who deserve thier time in the spotlight. Are you so selfish as to deny them all just so you can pretend it's still 2012?
New players are supposed to get on the team because they represent /mlp/ as a whole, and not just some minor, cancerous circlejerk part of it. When you start letting them have their way, in no time the team will consist of nothing but circlejerk memes only a few people will appreciate. The team loses its soul and people will stop giving a fuck.
That's why we need to say no to general reps.
Anonfilly shouldn't even have made it onto the poll, to be honest.
When was the first poll and how did I miss it?
Also, I thought the ideas were all kind of wank so I just shuffled them around a bit and put a ^:) on top, just thought you should know.
inb4 newfag immigration and cancer everywhere
>sacking fuck your marker and only on the hub
>cancerous new players
Might be worth noting that the cup logo proposals thingy is now on the wiki, with a vote happening next weekend.
unofficial strawpoll not endorsed in any way by the 4cc, 4CCC, /4ccg/, /merit/, moot, the other moot or the government of the United Stated of America:
It got in during a time when /mlp/ had only around six or so generals, and it took a long time before people decided they wanted it out.
Besides, people saw it more as a greentext meme than a general rep. Which is why it was called autism in equestria rather than anon in equestria.
I have a feeling that you're not alone in hating generals reps. Note that anonfilly isn't technically on the poll; instead they listed an old player (AiE) and suggested a blender adjustment to appease the shitposters. Hopefully it'll bottom the poll and we won't have to worry about it.
IF mlpg really cares enough then they'll show up to vote and FYM will stay in.
I remember the thread being pretty excited when we took Summer, so I know they care somewhat. Though it wasn't as full of art as our Spring win was. I think there was maybe one piece of art for Summer?
As Santayana wrote, a board that cannot remember its history is condemned to be flooded by total faggots.
Don't you newfags DARE sack those two.
I dont even mind anonfilly, but fuck removing those two
Remember kids: anonfilly goes in 15th place.
Updated the 3d logo to match the updated design.
It turns out quite a lot was slightly modified in the redesign, as I had to adjust almost everything.
Can be acquired here: http://www.mediafire.com/download/10hlaxwsb3rplo3/MLP_Logo.7z
>there will never be a 4cc online store where you can order your own scarfs and metal logos, flags etc
>you will never put one of these on your wall while cheering for the team
If I had forced that as an option, that would've been a pretty blatant abuse of power. Sadly, the time for making such recommendations has passed.
Even though it would be an awesome fucking alt horn for Tracy, I mean come on.
Hey 3danon, will you redo that little animation to include the star as well? I was thinking that maybe Fluttershy could carry and put the star on the logo, since she doesn't do anything in the animation.
Na, I don't think I will be. It takes quite some time to render, and there are more important things to do.
Currently I'm working with a based anon to make a cloud stadium we can use.
That's a shame, but thanks for that awesome animation anyway.
Makes me smile everytime.
Oh boy, I can't wait to see it finished. Already HYP as fuck.
>removing fuck your marker
>removing only on the hub
But I WANT to recommend althorns!!
Everything that comes out of your mouth is amazing.
See your pale face passing over, over again.
I'm sorry you're dead.
Bite the curb. Snap. You should have loved me.
Oops, it's too late and now your mouth is big enough to suck mine and his necks.
I never met a tent spike I would like to put in your stomach,
I'm smiling at you now and does it make anything different?
You are so beautiful now, peaceful and calm.
When your back snaps think of me. I'm sorry you're dead.
>Sacking Fuck Your Marker
>Sacking Only On The Hub
Just remember it's only a short amount of time until this board is so washed out with newfags that >Rape will be removed and many others, probably to be replaced by cancerous memes.
> >rape is removed
>replaced by pepe or ome equally cancerous fotm meme
I can't even describe what i would feel
Remove >rape, it's oppressive. Many people will be triggered if they ever experienced this horrible crime in their lives.
I'd personally rape the person who said that if that ever happen.
But are they really removed, or are they only removed if the new memes get more votes. Remember there is the third vote for people who want everything to stay the same.
I also think its bad to never change the roster at all, and saying that people will remove >rape -- NO, he would maybe be a silver or a regular player at some time but never removed completely, I can't imagine. You have to admit that there was a time where the meme was used much more often.
Imagine if someone makes a 2D animation for the cup. That would be wonderful.
Huh. Didn't think this picture would be relevant again
They're "on notice," meaning that people can either vote for them or for new players after this latest poll is settled. Anons are shocked that FYM and Dan are even at risk of getting the boot.
I don't think that would be appropriate. I share my thoughts and debate changes anonymously like anyone else whenever there's a thread.
Throwing out an idea or advocating a change is like hoisting a flag to see who salutes. If you put your trip behind that, you can't be sure if people are saluting the idea or the trip. It shouldn't matter to anyone what I or the other managers want when it comes to roster changes, music, or anything else. Our job is to figure out what the board wants, not vice versa. There are certain things I want and others I don't, definitely, but I'm not about to try and sway things by rallying people in one direction or another.
Yes, but we're going to have a gay-ass roster for Winter, is the issue.
Roster wouldn't mean shit if by the end of the day, the only players who would receive the spotlight would be the veteran five and the prized goalies, specifically >rape, Tracy, Twilight, Best Pony and to some degree, MA Larson. Not saying we should sack them, but it gets tedious knowing that the only players you could cheer for are ones familiar to us and the managers
What is the suggestion, here? That we should change up the medals?
That to me sounds like the tipping point at which /mlp/ finally turns shit. I can't see myself getting excited for a gold Anonfilly supported by a silver 5 Years For This!? while >Rape plays as a CB and Best Pony warms the bench as an LB.
We have a pretty solid roster as it is. Preserving that integrity while allowing some room for rotating in fotm supporting players is the perfect system in my book.
What you call "tedious" I call "tradition."
Get rid of:
Bomb ass tea
I like these guys, pls no bully:
What the fuck is wrong with you autists how dare you suggest cutting?
Only On the Hub
I just wish they'd switch two of the five medals with the new characters outside of friendlies. I don't mind >rape getting the goal but I do like it if the others that we and other anons so often fight about would have a shot at giving butthurt to the enemy teams
Lads what the fuck is 5 years for this supposed to mean
Is it somehow tied in with the anniversary or did I completely miss some new meme?
Also I kinda expected FYM to be in the bottom six as that seems to be the usual ordeal now but Hub as well? You people scare me.
Fine, not five medals but the five main goal winners, and no I don't want to demote >rape. I want some variety in attacking roster. Not baiting but just voicing out a minority opinion.
Come up with better represented and more important players than >rape, the element of basically every thread on /mlp/, Tracy, the element of OC and by proxy all the edgy and cringe-y shit here, Twilight, the element of shitstorm, and Best Pony, the element of 80% of arguments and baits, and then we can talk about changing medals.
Or wait until we get a meme Aussie managing who will put the medals on defenders and maybe then the attacking roster will see variety, albeit they won't score any goals.
Sack the managers then we can get a merc in here to do the right thing ^:)
I was fine with it, though the designs are sterile and not anything like what we could've expected from Faust. I think the "!?" is meant to convey that it's an underwhelming revelation.
who could resist having /mlp/-tan on the team, i mean /d/'s manager is Demona (irl manager Drdtroit) and /co/ has /co/lette on the team
I still think Emmy should just stay as a OC, board tans are fun but there is a point where the autism must be contained, and she isn't as much as a icon to us as /s4/-tan is for /s4s/ for example
any bets on which generals will be represented in the test league?
No idea. If they're taking suggestions, /Huge Humans/ gets my vote
OP says "MLP themed", not /mlp/ themed, so they might just be using magical horses, not meta stuff.
I think he's talking about the internal test league that's happening at the end of the month
>Not wishing to be the little filly
/a/: Cowboy Bebop
/an/: Spacebat* (Canadian Goose?)
/b/: Triforce* (#REKT)
/cm/: Kaworu Nagisa* (Makoto Tachibana)
/d/: Bob Sapp* (Dmitrys)
/f/: DA HOOD
/g/: Install Gentoo
/h/: Titty Monster
/k/: Zergface* (Moist Nugget)
/mlp/: Best Pony
/mu/: Jeff Mangum
/n/: I Like Trains - Assuming /cgl/ does (and will obviously NOT) make an export
/o/: LS1 Swap* (Takumi)
/out/: Smokey the Bear
/r9k/: >tfw no gf
/soc/: Feet* (Skype)
/sp/: MESSI* (Le Cut Inside Man)
/tv/: Real Human Being
/vp/: fug* (Miror B)
/vr/: Kacho Arino
/wg/: Cunt Destroyer
Implying Tottori will return again to draw the new captains. He did come after the Autumn 2015 group stage to deliver Smokey, >tfw no gf, [s4s]-tan and Zyzz, so who knows.
Absolutely zero. The teams are MLP themed and there's no trace of /mlp/ generals to prevent circlejerking. There'll be Wonderbolts and Pinkies but no shitty mulp fetish greentext general.
H O O F Y K I C K S
Can someone give me any good reason why Dan should be kicked off the team? Everyone fucking loves him here, he's as synonymous with the team as Larson or >Rape.
And what's the deal with "Hoofykicks"? Is it another non-meme or did it actually attract attention here?
I don't know of anyone who doesn't like Dan/OOTH: I don't see why he's up for being cut. I don't know where hoofykicks is from, but I kinda like it actually. It fits with horses playing divegrass. Certainly better than BAT.
>Everyone fucking loves him here
Hell, not just here. He's pretty well loved by loads of people. Any player that gets some love from the commentators is worth keeping just because it's nice to hear them happy.
I like hearing a happy Boris.
Yeah I don't see no reason for Dan going out either.
But hoofy kicks have been around for quite some time and recently gained traction, so they'll probably be our flavor of Winter. Just look at them. Top cute.
Re-recorded this in a higher res/quality a while back.
Simple: people like Dan, but they like Derpy, IWTCIRD, etc more, so given the choice ranked him lower. Who else should've been in his place? Lyra Plushie? I'm happy there's a third poll, so old players like Dan get a second chance.
I just wish my other boards were that optimistic, legally and personally..
The sadness I've come to bear.
My wallet weeps when I visit those boards
That's one hell of an apple.
10/10, would eat.
I appreciate that you're here, but fuck man, you have to read. It's right in the OP.
>Bomb Ass Tea
>Fuck Your Marker
>Only On The Hub
How do I vote 15 on all of the new player suggestions? They're all garbage
>9 goals in less than 60 minutes
...ok, this is seriously not working. I'm not against sporadic goalfests, but this is ridiculous. Might as well drop PES and start using Madden.
/b/ scores 5 goals with only 4 shots on target. What in the FUCK is going on with PES16?
Post plots for good luck.
Something very, VERY wrong.
(ironically, in my language "Ass" is also slang for "luck")
>Tfw all our players now look like a bunch of tracksuit wearing slavs
this is creepy...
>nyway, go best pony!
Everyone look at him. Look at him and laugh!
>"Seth, I have a suggestion"
>"...I know, Glimmy. You ALWAYS have a suggestion..."
>"W...what d-do you mean...?"
>"Nothing, just rambling to myself. Tell me."
>"Ah, ok! I got a wonderful idea! Why don't we make all kits GREY?"
>"Yes! And we should also change all numbers to 1"
>"...of course. Anything else?"
>"Well, since you asked, could we drop special goalhorns and/or victory anthems? This would make our team really eq-"
>"GLIMMER, DON'T YOU HAVE ANYHTING BETTER TO DO!? I HEARD >RAPE'S DONG IS GETTING DUSTY, WHY DON'T YOU PUT IT IN YOUR MOUTH AND SHUT THE FUCK UP FOR ONCE?"
>"...ssso, I guess this is a no?"
>fucking runs straight into the goal
>the ball does not
The last couple minutes we couldn't even clear the ball, the passing was shite and almost always intercepted
gg /mu/, especially Mac Ride
Both, /mu/ has been playing really well, our team doesn't look too bad but in the last matches of the invitational and this match today I don't understand half the passes our players attempt, it's like we got no flow and they usually sail past the target or go right into the other teams feet.
Hold your breath and
Well, it's a game meant to be played, not to be managed, after all.
We should make a cup in Championship Manager (or whatever it's called now, I'm stuck at 2001)
Welp. At least not taken 6 goals today.
Don't worry, /a/: I'm sure you won't take as much as previously to go back in the elite cup, this time.
Let's say 1 year?
Only until /a/ drags them back into Spring. Live by together forever, die by together forever.
It's always good to see a nice board like [s4s] succeed.
/tv/ what the fuck you used to have a nice anthem and now this
Sure hope so. I wouldn't mind It Ain't Me but this is awful.
Just because we're not godmode in 16 doesn't mean we should favour an earlier version.
Changing the version also allows for a clean sheet every year so that some teams don't dominate and there isn't time to develop the optimal strategy.
That's the point. Tactics that worked last year don't work this year allowing for all teams and managers to work on an equal basis regardless of how long the team/manager has been around.
Yes, this. We definitely aren't throwing meaningless games to lull the competition into a false sense of security. That would be a silly idea, I don't even know why I brought it up.
Imagine if that was another team, hell, imagine if other team figured out the perfect strategy that would rekt all the teams including us, changing games helps with restarting and creating new strategies
And be patient, its just the start, /mlp/ falling will only make its come back more amazing
It's the dynamic physicality of the game that makes it so beautiful.
What does "$100 Skype call" mean? I've been away from the board for a while, what'd I miss?
Who's ready to cheer on our 3d companions?
Well, hopefully we'll clobber /vg/ tomorrow and get right back into this thing.
So, what the fuck happened to /mlp/'s tictacs on PES16?
>new game to adjust to
>different formation and positions from summer, probably different tactics
>/mu/ is a good team
I wouldn't worry too much about a few bad matches in test cups. /mlp/ finished 9 out of 16 in pes 15 test cup but wins the summer cup. Wouldn't be surprised if the managers have something better but are holding onto it for winter.
I noticed /mlp/'s tactics and formations are different between JMC2 and this test cup. They're probably just throwing shit at the wall to see what sticks. Or they're meming.
Shall we keep this thread bumped until tomorrow's matches, or just make a new one tomorrow morning?
Keep it if we can, the night is slow anyway so a bump every 2-3 hours is more than enough, this thread has still plenty to go before autosage.
One thing I don't get in the poll is that >wings would be the third wing-based character we have, the first and second being MA Larson and Twilight
We're going to block some shots from /vg/, r-right?
Why the fuck isn't RAZZLE DAZZLE called RARA?
who wrote this shit?
I think you're right, there's already enough wing based piss taking in the squad
I was being cynical you dumb bronies
>The 3-6-1 we had way back when, in PES 13, looked nothing like a horsecock.
Long shaft with a wide head at the bottom. How is that not a horse penis? What sort of shitty pretend horsefucker are you?
There's some advanced baiting going on here, but I'll just assume you're being serious.
I don't have any pictures, but the original horsecock didn't look any more like a horsecock than any old narrow formation. It had relatively small balls, a narrow shaft and a pointed tip. The New and Improved Horsecock Formation™ at least has a flat head and more girth to it.
I would not mind having this player.
>Spectacle song for alt goal
No matter how much my autism might like the song, my higher reasoning has not yet left me. There's a limit to faggotry. This is too much.
>I don't have any pictures, but the original horsecock didn't look any more like a horsecock than any old narrow formation. It had relatively small balls, a narrow shaft and a pointed tip. The New and Improved Horsecock Formation™ at least has a flat head and more girth to it.
You are supposed to look at the old horsecock upside down. The pointy tip was the end of the dildo and the bottom was the flat wide head.
I had to leave yesterday right in the middle of the /b/ vs /vg/ game.
If God is smiling at me, nothing will happen this time.
Gotta have muh digital divegrass
And being up past 36 hours while sober is fucking crazy
Maybe I will make a tulpa after the game or some shit.
I have pretty bad problems when it come to sleep, clearly.
But I'm not missing this game at least.
Not sure what you mean, so I doubt it, I shitposted maybe once and then watched as it rocketed into two new threads.
I've kind of just been browsing youtube and generally surfing for the longest time. I've just kind of been letting those particular threads autoupdate and check back for images here and there.
What a shitstorm though.
I'm so happy that we can finally have proper Costanza glasses on Costanza.
What happened to using the Japanese MLP intro ( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ukCYa6BbyYA ) as an anthem and/or opening goalhorn against weeb teams? Did nobody propose that last time?
That's exactly what test Cups are for, to see whether the rules need to be adjusted. Captain Planet even said he'd try some new rules if defense keeps being so shit today and tomorrow.
When was this exactly...
Goals would be okay if they didn't become such a common place. Every team scores them by the dozens, there is no defending, there is no goalkeeping, attackers miss the ball while shooting but still score because the defenders are even worse. This is painful to watch. It's a chore to watch and I thought I would never say this about the cup but here we are. /vg/ bitched enough and we are changing games to this. Good fucking job to the person who agreed to this.
Plenty of them. /fa/ was one of the Founding 16, but they're permaded now. /ic/ also ain't coming back any time soon. /p/, /r/ have never had teams, and /aco/, /his/, /qa/, /news/ and /trash/ are all too new to qualify for teams.
>What happened to using the Japanese MLP intro
We use custom anthems all the time, based on anons having a cool idea or something. It's not a thing that should be very official. If we play a game and people want to hear a different anthem for that game because it's funny and relevant, we just play it.
>/ic/ also ain't coming back any time soon
RIP Bob Ross ;_;7
Those who are too new or just never had any interest. See https://implyingrigged.info/wiki/List_of_teams .
/qa/ can actually participate now.
>When was this exactly...
When was what?
>/vg/ bitched enough and we are changing games to this
The Cup has always switched to the latest version of PES as soon as possible. /vg/ is actually also divided on this. And again, these test Cups are exactly meant to find these kind of issues and adjust the rules to fix them. It is unlikely that Winter is going to look like this (Although, 1.12 also happened in an actual Cup). Also, not every game was like that. Some actually had not too many goals and some impressive work by the defense. If more games like that can be made happen, it'll be just fine.
Can't wait for next year's 24/7 Bob comfy stream again.
>not being subscribed to Manager News
Not Boris directly, but the committee. And every time a new version of PES is used, rule changes are at least considered. It would be silly not to.
>The Burdened in goal
Oh God, no. Not again!
post waifus for good luck.
He's really feeling it today, born to >rape
What is the appeal to anonfilly anyway? Why is this a thing spewed up by newfags?
They're not included because Test Pony doesn't make a separate package for them. He adds them to the complete cup aesthetics with all the other team's stuff that gets released at the end of every cup, but since we haven't played Winter yet that's not available.
>we have Only on the hub on the match
>no custom models, I cant see Dan beautiful face
Hey man, since you have "Newshit" in your name, you may not be aware that even if you use your trip to contribute content, it is still usually looked down upon to use that name when the post it is attached to does not relate to your contributions. Just so you know.
>literally a couple months old fresh newfag writing greentext in two generals
he isn't even contributing content lmao
>not supporting the most aesthetic of all boards
Tough luck, it has been decided. If you fear that the 4CCC won't find good rules in time, go ahead and run some tests with some rule changes you deem sensible and see what they change, then report it in /4ccg/ or another Cup communication channel.
>supporting the [s4s]-/mlp/ meme
Well, then I guess only the tough luck part of my post applies. I'll admit I'm also a bit nervous about the change since I haven't seen any substantial tests with changed rules, but I think they'll find something decent in time.
It was Bear's fault. [s4s] is so ironic that there's no way to tell fact from fiction. The only thing [s4s] takes seriously is divegrass. Him going "lol how do I divegrass xD" in the cup threads was a dumb idea.
Well I'm not a [s4s] regular so I can't really tell what the norm there is, but from the point of view I got it seems that sacking him for "only" getting a babby QF was stupid. But hey, if the board wants it, I can't say anything. Maybe they'll become a living sacked in the morning meme, following /sp/'s steps.
>"Thanks for inviting me, anon. These matches made my blood boil. I've never been so excited my entire life"
>"You bet she likes it! She even got in trouble once!"
"...wait, Ponk, what?!"
>"Yeah! The royal guard arrested her, once, after a major scuffle, during Equestria-Griffonia"
>"They accused me of assaulting a group of 20 griffins, but it was a lie."
>"...they were 35"
remove only on the hub and I swear Ill go nuclear on this shit imageboard
...well, he's not that wrong after all, ain't he, anon?
>During workdays an eminent scholar in geology, and a lovely mare
>On weekends, best known as "The bone-masher of North End"
>Once got a 1-year ban from the stadium for badmouthing the referee
>After having broken his leg with a crowbar.
You bet it is.
(uncensored ver. here https://derpicdn.net/img/view/2015/5/10/892764.jpg)