Victory Hockey League -- Robust Player Run Simulation League

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Victory Hockey League -- Robust Player Run Simulation League

Post by LoXish » Fri Sep 14, 2012 4:21 am

Hey guys,

I just started playing with VHL and I'm having fun -- it's a different type of sim, I'm surprised it's not more popular here.

Effectively it's a community run sim -- there is an application that does all the simming, the commissioner uploads and keeps track of all of the stats -- they are THIRTY (30) seasons deep and have been going for 5 years! The teams are player managed as well and there is a TON of in depth created history for the players and teams.

The cool thing is, in order to make your player better, there are weekly things you can do -- write a media spot for the league or do an exercise routine -- at the beginning you get points for writing your rookie and prospect bios and the like, it's really interesting. There are graphics challenges and video and podcast challenges too. The community is active and participatory and I'm just floored that I haven't heard about this until now.

Anyway, considering we're all still waiting for OOTP Hockey to come out at the end of the year and with how unique of a sim this is, I figured some of you would be interested.

Here's the link: http://www.vhlsim.net/smf/create-a-player/

Literally just follow the instructions to create your player and the welcoming committee will get back to you. If you want an example of one of the items that I completed for my player, here is my players Rookie Profile: http://www.vhlsim.net/smf/rookie-profile/layton-eritar/

If you decide to sign up, make sure you told em I sent ya! And drop me a line if you have questions, I've been having fun, for sure.

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Post by archibalduk » Fri Sep 14, 2012 5:58 pm

I heard about this on the OOTP Forums quite recently. It sounds really very interesting - kind of like the Create a Star we have tried in the past (but more elaborate).

What do they use to sim the game?

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Post by leafsnation » Fri Sep 14, 2012 6:03 pm

Just clicked on the link provided and my anti-virus popped up with a problem.... mor.exe ....may want to be careful as the site may be compromised.

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Post by LoXish » Wed Sep 19, 2012 12:06 am

Leafsnation: Which link? They are both clean and direct directly to vhlsim.net.

ArchI: They use SimonT Hockey Simulator (http://sths.simont.info/) to do all the backend simming.

Here is an example of the output it generates for a recent VHLM game: http://www.vhlsim.net/File/3-Playoffs/V ... rm-19.html

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