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#105 | SimCBB | Media Rewards


TuscanSota

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Hi everyone,

 

This is the final dev diary for the 2023 SimCBB Season before things kick off next week. This dev diary focuses mainly on media rewards for content written this season, and what it may impact for you, your program, and your experience in SimCBB in future seasons:

 

Bonus Points

Bonus Points in SimCBB will be added to a team in 2024 recruiting based on a team's performance in 2023. Bonus points aren't added to the weekly pool; but are instead points allocated to a recruit in addition to the points invested in a recruit by a team during the weekly sync.

Based on how a team performs, bonus points can increase, thereby impacting a school's ability to recruit in the following season. There are three categories for Bonus Points, which can stack on top of each other:

  • Invitational Performance
  • Post-Season Performance
  • Media Presence

Here are the number of points rewarded based on success

Points Rewarded

  • Invitational
    • Winning an Invitational: 1
  • Post-Season Performance
    • Regular Season Conf Champion: 1
    • Conf-Tournament Champion: 1
    • Sweet Sixteen: 1
    • Elite Eight: 2
    • Final Four: 3
    • National Champ Participant: 4
    • National Champion: 5
  • Media Presence
    • 1 if 4 articles during season (including post)
    • 2 if 8 articles during season (including post)
    • 3 if 10 articles during season (including post)

 

Here is the formula:

Total Points in a week = Points Invested + Bonus Points

 

Bonus Points are reset at the end of each season, and will be based only the previous year performance. For the 2023 season recruiting, no bonus points have been allocated onto any team.

 

Example 1:

Washington State wins the Myrtle Beach Invitational, wins the Pac 12, and loses to a 16 seed again in the postseason. I wrote four articles during the season talking about the success of the team, and then my misery on how much of a glorious upset it was that UC Riverside beat Washington State as a 16 seed. The bonus points rewarded to Washington State during the 2023 season are as follows:

  • 1 Point for Winning the Myrtle Beach Invitational
  • 1 Point for Winning the Pac 12 Regular Season Championship
  • 1 Point for writing a total of four articles

This means that Washington State has three bonus points for the 2024 season. These bonus points will be allocated onto every point submission the program will make for the 2024 season.

Meaning: 10 points invested on a recruit in week 1 will become 13 points. 20 points invested on a recruit in week 2 will become 23 points.

 

Example 2:

Portland State as an AI team does not win the Phil Knight Invitational, enters the tournament as a 14 seed after winning the Big Sky Tournament, and makes it to the final four. For the 2024 season, they earn

  • 0 points for winning their invitational
  • 3 points for being in the final four
  • 0 media presence points because they did not have a coach who posted any media about the team.

Because Portland State made it to the Final Four, their post season bonus points become 3, but does not stack on top of the bonus points they earned from winning the Big Sky Conference Tournament. Because 3 is higher than 1, the Final Four Points are taken.

 

This brings us to our next subject...

 

Media Presence & Rewards

Users who generate media content during the season will have the opportunity to win rewards that can both impact their program (slightly) and allow them to create their own out of conference events. Like bowl games in our SimCFB sim, this allows users the opportunity to create their own out of conference events like Classics and Invitationals.

Classics: A neutral site game between weeks 1 and 2 of the regular season, hosting a matchup between two teams of the user's choosing.

Invitational: An out of conference tournament hosting at most eight teams, taking place during week 3 of the regular season. The invitational can be hosted anywhere that is not on a college campus.

 

How Do I Create my own Classics or Invitational?

A thread will be made during the next offseason regarding media rewards, allowing you to create your own classic & invitational. Rules will be presented as far as naming requirements and with team selection. Any submission for media rewards will require you to show how many articles or media content was made during the prior season, along with URL references.

 

 

With this said, I'm excited for the 2023 Season, and I hope you all are as well. Take care!

 

~Tuscan

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