2014-03-30

RedZoneAction.org - Picture-Contest 2014...we have a winner

Hi all,

a few weeks ago we asked you for sending us your pictures, showing something related to American Football.

6 Managers were keen enough to send their pictures, you could have a review here:

http://redzoneaction.org/football/index.php?page=community&subpage=thread&thread_id=100002246

We asked you to vote on these pictures, and we have winners now...

The 3 months Supporter goes to: Hunter550

25 Credits go to Milehigh47

50 Credits go to andrew2scott2

And the winner is:

the ram



100 Credits go to him.

Congrats!

Since we are in good mood today, we ran another lottery...and are proud to award a 3 months Supporter Account to: ta-da....twelch34tyler

Again, Congrats to all winners, and thanks a lot for sharing the pictures with us! We will repeat this some time in the future again.

2014-03-17

Lá Fhéile Pádraig

"Much of what is known about St Patrick comes from the Declaration, which was allegedly written by Patrick himself. It is believed that he was born in Roman Britain in the fourth century, into a wealthy Romano-British family. His father was a deacon and his grandfather was a priest in the Christian church. According to the Declaration, at the age of sixteen, he was kidnapped by Irish raiders and taken as a slave to Gaelic Ireland.[12] It says that he spent six years there working as a shepherd and that during this time he "found God". The Declaration says that God told Patrick to flee to the coast, where a ship would be waiting to take him home. After making his way home, Patrick went on to become a priest.


According to legend, Saint Patrick used the three-leaved shamrock to explain the Holy Trinity to Irish pagans.
According to tradition, Patrick returned to Ireland to convert the pagan Irish to Christianity. The Declaration says that he spent many years envangelizing in the northern half of Ireland and converted "thousands". Tradition holds that he died on 17 March and was buried at Downpatrick. Over the following centuries, many legends grew up around Patrick and he became Ireland's foremost saint."

Taken from Wikipedia

We do not know what's the truth, we do not know what Patrick was responsible for in real life...but we know he was and still is an inspiration, for people to go out on the streets, celebrate, make music, an of course drinking a beer or two. Other celebrate in a more religious way.

However you celebrate, not knowing if you are going to celebrate at all, we wish you a Happy St. Patricks Day. A special greeting is going to all the Irish around the world, no matter if you are Irish by passport, Irish by your roots, or Irish in the heart.

Slàinte!

2014-03-15

Engine V3.60 for all games enabled, Engine V3.70 for Friendly Games and Scrimmages only

Yes, exactly this engine V3.60 is now active in all games. What does it provide?

11 men punting/returning

11 men on each side of a punt play are now involved into the gameplay. It is as easy as that. This will cause less breakthroughs by the returners, and will provide a more realistic punt play.

Punts out of bounds, based on kicker/punter skills

Exactly, the Punter might, if he is "smart" enough, kick out of bounds.

Punts added Fair Catch ability based on the Punt returners skills

When the returner is seeing a "wall of players" in front of him, and there is no visible way through it, he might now take the Fair Catch, just to protect himself, and not to get hit so hard.

Better/smarter blocking including TE and FB on rush plays, especially on Blitzes

The TE and FB are an important part of the Blitz protection for a Quarterback/Rusher, and with this change they play their role now.

Better/smarter blocking including FB on pass plays, especially on Blitzes

The FB can now protect his QB from Blitzes, so he takes his role, and goes for the pass blocking/sack protection.

Engine V3.70 for Friendly Games and Scrimmages

This version is adding the Running back to be a pass receiver. It is just a random draw, and we are working now on controlling this behavior.

2014-03-07

Some smaller updates

Here we go with some small updates:

We added an "All Plays" button to the gamecenter if you own an Supporter Account or purchased Gamecenter Premium, so you can review the whole playbyplay of all quarters at once, without the need of switching between the quarters.

We eaised the chance for Grandpas (lowered the retiring possibility for old players), so we might see some older players in the future. But don't expect teams with an average age of 50!

We added Saturday and Tuesday to the Challenge Pool, so Supporters could schedule friendly games automatically for these days.

If a manager is changing the name for his Team or Stadium, this event will appear in the managerfeed.

If "Hide game-results" is active the feed doesn't show any results, no matter how the filters are set.

2014-03-05

Here we go: RedZoneAction.org 2014 Picture Contest

As you may remember, we asked you to sent in pictures showing you somehow connected to Football.

We received pictures from 6 managers, could have been more clearly, and now it is the time to enter the competition.

You find the pictures here: http://redzoneaction.org/football/index.php?page=community&subpage=thread&thread_id=100002246

Remember: there are prices for the best Pictures, and we give something away in a lottery, where all voting managers can participate.

Good luck!