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Pro Cycling Game
« on: January 05, 2016, 13:43 »
Anyone intend to play? It's a bit cloaked in secrecy at the minute though?
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    Re: Pro Cycling Game
    « Reply #1 on: January 05, 2016, 14:02 »
    Is this the PCS one?

    I want to know a bit more about it before road.cc launches to see which one I want to play or both... They need to get a move on.

    Post Merge: January 05, 2016, 14:06
    Just searched FB And Twitter and launches tomorrow apparently... in BETA.
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    Re: Pro Cycling Game
    « Reply #2 on: January 05, 2016, 14:08 »
    Is this the PCS one?

    I want to know a bit more about it before road.cc launches to see which one I want to play or both... They need to get a move on.

    Post Merge: January 05, 2016, 14:06
    Just searched FB And Twitter and launches tomorrow apparently... in BETA.
    Ah, tomorrow. Okay. I'd say it'll be fairly good. They're reliable for results, should do a good job.
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    Re: Pro Cycling Game
    « Reply #3 on: January 05, 2016, 14:10 »
    No mention of charge so it might be free to start with. I might not do both so will have a look at PCS tomorrow and make a decision.

    Hopefully you can do a full season like with Road.cc.
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    Re: Pro Cycling Game
    « Reply #4 on: January 05, 2016, 14:22 »
    No mention of charge so it might be free to start with. I might not do both so will have a look at PCS tomorrow and make a decision.

    Hopefully you can do a full season like with Road.cc.
    I feel obligated to mention FSADS.
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    Re: Pro Cycling Game
    « Reply #5 on: January 05, 2016, 16:55 »
    I'll play it, given I play a gazillion games.
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    Re: Pro Cycling Game
    « Reply #6 on: January 06, 2016, 09:17 »
    They tweeted me to say that it doesn't start today now  :angry :angry :angry :angry
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    Re: Pro Cycling Game
    « Reply #7 on: January 06, 2016, 23:23 »
    Looks like an interesting variant on the normal format.  As far as I can see from the test pages posted, you can load the selection of riders.  You might have 7 stars to spend on a sprint stage, so you could select Kittel, Cav, Viviani, Bouhanni, Demare, Modolo and Greipel and give them one star each, or take only Kittel, and score 7 times whatever his point haul from the race is.  Or any combination (4xKittel's score, 2xGreipel's, and whatever Demare gets).

    Launch put back to next week, but still up in time for Tour Down Under.   
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    Re: Pro Cycling Game
    « Reply #8 on: January 07, 2016, 08:24 »
    Just a shame that Road.cc launches before as I might part with a tenner before PCS starts...
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    Re: Pro Cycling Game
    « Reply #9 on: January 08, 2016, 09:38 »
    New website still not live either... Think their might be a delay coming.
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    Re: Pro Cycling Game
    « Reply #10 on: January 16, 2016, 07:42 »
    Its online!!!
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    Re: Pro Cycling Game
    « Reply #11 on: January 16, 2016, 10:26 »
    It's a lot different to the usual fantasy cycling game and is more based on the L'Equipe style of ranking riders based on stars.

    I really like it and have had a crack at San Luis and Tour Down Under.

    No mini league option that I can find, but I am sure it will come.

    So as you have to pick between 2-5 riders but can only allocate 7 stars, where's you weighting going on TDU?

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    Re: Pro Cycling Game
    « Reply #12 on: January 16, 2016, 10:28 »
    Jimmy you got a link to this please ?
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    Re: Pro Cycling Game
    « Reply #13 on: January 16, 2016, 10:33 »
    http://www.procyclingstats.com/game2.php

    you just need to register and then go through the race page to pick GC and then stages.

    I needed to clear my cache and f5 a few times to get the new menu on the site.


    Challenging game though.
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    Re: Pro Cycling Game
    « Reply #14 on: January 16, 2016, 10:35 »
    Cheers Jimmy. Will have a look when I get home.
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    Re: Pro Cycling Game
    « Reply #15 on: January 16, 2016, 11:20 »
    Sounds interesting and at least a bit different to other games. I'll take a look later too.
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    Re: Pro Cycling Game
    « Reply #16 on: January 16, 2016, 11:33 »
    The bonus for additional top ten finishers undermines the unique aspect of the game (choosing a weighting for each rider selected), and rewards less risk taking.  That's disappointing, but I've registered anyway.
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    Re: Pro Cycling Game
    « Reply #17 on: January 16, 2016, 18:21 »
    It looks half finished at the moment and I think there will certainly have to be tweaks to the scoring if there is going to be any long term for success for it.

    But yeah, I'll go along for the ride. Love that it has pretty much any race available.
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    Re: Pro Cycling Game
    « Reply #18 on: January 16, 2016, 18:28 »
    It's cheaper than road.cc !!!
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    Re: Pro Cycling Game
    « Reply #19 on: January 16, 2016, 19:50 »
    Well I finally got to look at the game and it looks great. I even managed to do GC for TDU and San Luis.

    Really like the range of races available and womens races as well.

    This game should be a sucess and if leagues can be added it will be.
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    Re: Pro Cycling Game
    « Reply #20 on: January 16, 2016, 19:55 »
    Agreed.

    Nice to have a different format.
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    Re: Pro Cycling Game
    « Reply #21 on: January 17, 2016, 20:33 »
    I'm in
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    Re: Pro Cycling Game
    « Reply #22 on: January 18, 2016, 08:52 »
    Leagues and things to come over the season says their Tweets

    https://twitter.com/ProCyclingGame/status/688807449097334788
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    Re: Pro Cycling Game
    « Reply #24 on: January 18, 2016, 09:33 »
    Thanks for the heads up Jimmy.
    No idea who 95% of that startlist are though. Guess the learning starts now.
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    Re: Pro Cycling Game
    « Reply #25 on: January 18, 2016, 10:39 »
    The Challenge Mallorca individual days are open too.


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    Re: Pro Cycling Game
    « Reply #26 on: January 18, 2016, 14:20 »
    27 points for me at Tropicale, thought the finish would be a bit more selective.

    Great that they game updates automatically as soon as the results come in, I suppose that is the benefit of it being integrated with PCS.
    Much quicker turnaround than road.cc
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    Re: Pro Cycling Game
    « Reply #27 on: January 19, 2016, 08:40 »
    31 in Tropicale and a bumper 70 for TDU !!!!!!!!!!

    Let's stop the game now.
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    Re: Pro Cycling Game
    « Reply #28 on: January 22, 2016, 14:32 »
    We have a mini league !!!!!!!!!!!!

    search velorooms.
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    Re: Pro Cycling Game
    « Reply #29 on: January 22, 2016, 15:19 »
    We have a mini league !!!!!!!!!!!!

    search velorooms.
    Kind of too late for me to jump in for TDU - but I like the format. So I'll join you for Qatar and what else is on the menu after this week. :)

    Post Merge: January 22, 2016, 15:28
    Actually, scrap that. I'll just use the last days of the TDU, Tropicale & San Luis as test runs. ;)
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