About the SFL / How to Play

 

Overview

Welcome! The Neo-Realms Solo Fishing League (SFL) is a competitive, single player tournament league for Neo-Realms Fishing. Players compete in 1v1 matches over the course of a season, with prizes going to the league victors. The season will run for 10 weeks, and winners will be determined once the final match has been played.

There will be four divisions: Red, Blue, Green and Purple. (If there are under 40 participants, their may be only two divisions, with prize money combined for division winnings.) Players will compete against other players in their division. At the end of the season, the top 2 players from each division will square off in a Finals Tournament to determine the League Winner.

Prizes

The top four players of each division will receive cash & prizes, as well as prizes in the League Championship Finals consisting of the Top 2 players of each division. There will be in prize money + the amount in the prize pool to be distributed.

LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIP WINNERS
1st Place in Championships $1,500L + 18% prize pool
Champion Kit featuring:
Championship Trophy
500x Super Bait
500x Quest Bait
2000x Epic Bait
2000x Reward Points
Big Red Charm
2nd Place in Championships

$1,000L + 8% prize pool
Runner-up Kit featuring:
150x Super Bait
150x Quest Bait
2000x Epic Bait
1000x Reward Points
Big Red Charm

3rd Place & 4th Place in Championships $500L + 3% prize pool
3rd/4th Place Kit featuring:
50x Super Bait
50x Quest Bait
x1000 Epic Bait
x500 Reward Points
Big Red Charm
5th Place through 8th Place in Championships $250L + 1% prize pool
5th-8th Place Kit featuring:
50x Super Bait
50x Quest Bait
x500 Reward Points
Big Red Charm

WINNERS OF EACH DIVISION
1st Place in a Division $500L + 9% prize pool
1st Place Kit featuring:
Division Champion Trophy
500x Super Bait
500x Quest Bait
1000x Epic Bait
2000x Reward Points
Big Red Charm
2nd Place in a Division $350L + 4% prize pool
Runner-up Kit featuring:
150x Super Bait
150x Quest Bait
1000x Epic Bait
1000x Reward Points
Big Red Charm
3rd Place in a Division $250L + 2% prize pool
3rd Place Kit featuring:
50x Super Bait
50x Quest Bait
500x Epic Bait
500x Reward Points
Big Red Charm
4th Place in a Division $125L + 1% prize pool
4th Place Kit featuring:
1x Dead Red
500x Epic Bait
250x Reward Points
Big Red Charm

SPECIAL PARTICIPATION DRAWING
There will be a 500 Epic Bait and 50 Super Bait prize drawing for a non-playoff team that completes all of their SFL Matches for the season

How to Join

To become a player in the SFL, go to the SFL vendor at the Alston Neo-Realms fishing camp, and pay the vendor the registration fee. Your entry money will be going into the pool of total prize money to distribute at the end of the season.

Once you have paid the SFL vendor, you will receive your SFL Rod 5.0 and a SFL Match Control prim.

You will them be given a popup link to your SFL Team Website. There you can set the team logo to be shown on the website, assign your match levels, and check your match status. You can always access your player page by clicking on your SFL Match Control prim, clicking the "sfl" button on your SFL Rod 5.0, or clicking on the SFL vendor. For more information on the SFL Player website, click on the "Your Team Webpage" section.

 

Step #1: Pay the SFL Vendor

Visit the SFL Vendor in Alston. Pay the vendor the registration fee. You will receive the SFL Rod 5.0 and SFL Match Control Box, and a link to your SFL Team Page. Click the popup to access your SFL Team Website.

Step #2: Log in to the SFL Player Website

The SFL Team Website is your personal command center for managing your SFL Team. To access your SFL Team Website, you can wear your SFL Match Control Box and click the sflweb button, click the web button on your SFL League Rod, or click on a SFL Registration Vendor.

Step #3: Modify your player logo (optional)

Now that you are logged into your SFL Team Website, you can set a team logo to show on the website.

Step #4: Set your test levels

Your team stats will show at the top of the SFL Team Website. You can now set the test levels for your rod. SFL Rods are very different than normal fishing rods in that you don't fish for XP and levels. Instead, you are given a sum of levels to your account when the league starts, and you will apply levels from this pool to specific matches.

There are 3 categories that you can assign rod levels to: bonus catch chance, bonus to catch points, or bonus to catch rarity. Each of these can have a maximum of 5 levels applied per match.

To test these results, you can assign test levels, by clicking on the Level Test link at the top of your SFL Team Website. When not in a match, your rod will cast with these levels provided, helping you judge the results of fishing with those levels.

You may also set these levels while not in a match by wearing your SFL Match Control Box in Second Life and typing:

/999PRACTICE c p r

example: /999PRACTICE 5 5 5

where c=catch chance 0-5, p=points bonus 0-5, and r=rare bonus 0-5.

Step #5: Look for upcoming matches

To see if there are any upcoming matches, log in to your SFL Team Website. On the main page, you will see if there are any pending matches.

You may also find out by wearing your SFL Match Control Box in Second Life. If the text turns green and displays match information, you have a match waiting.

Step #6: Assign match levels

If you have a match waiting on the SFL Team Website's main page, you can set the levels for the next match. In the spaces provided, type in the levels you wish from 0 to 5 for each and click the SET LEVELS button. Note that once you set these levels, they cannot be undone and are deducted from your level pool permanently.

If you are in Second Life, you can also set your match level by wearing the SFL Control Box. Once the text has turned green indicating a match is ready to be played, you can type:

/999LEVELS c p r

where c=catch chance 0-5, p=points bonus 0-5, and r=rare bonus 0-5.

Once you have set the levels, you will be asked to confirm your choice. Once confirmed, you may not change these levels again and the levels will be deducted from your total level pool.

Step #7: Wear your SFL Match Control

Once you have learned that you have a match pending, wear your SFL Match Control Box in Second Life. Make sure you are ready to compete for the 30 minute duration. You must also be at a Neo-Realms Fishing Camp to compete, and use bait.

Step #8: Begin your SFL Match

If your SFL Match Control Box has green text, you are ready to start the match. You may compete in your portion of the match any time before the postdate. On the postdate, your score will be compared to your opponent's score and a winner will be declared.

If you wish, make sure you have assigned the match levels before you begin (Step 6). Click the "START" button to initiate the match, and click BEGIN to confirm on the popup. Once you have clicked this button, the match will go for 30 minutes with no interruptions. Be sure to wear your SFL Match Control Box throughout the duration, and do not remove it until you see the yellow text of final score. If your box is removed early or you need to log back in to Second Life, not to worry, just wear the box again to resume. Your scores will still be counted even if the box is not worn, but your final score will not be reported unless the box is worn after the match is completed.

SFL Fishing Basics

The SFL Fishing Rod 5.0 is different than standard rods. Instead of a standard cast, there are 3 choices of cast: small, medium and large. This mimics the casting of a Small Rod, Medium Rod and Epic Rod respectively. It is very important to also go for smaller fish, because there are hefty bonus points for the best catch in the small, medium, large and epic categories. The bonuses are as follows:

Small Best Catch pts x 100
Medium Best Catch pts x 40
Large Best Catch pts x 3
Epic Best Catch pts x 1

For example, if you caught a 30pt small, 50pt medium, 200pt large, and 500pt epic, your total score would be:

+780 = 30 + 50 + 200 + 500 (total catches)
+3000 = 30 x 100 (small best catch bonus)
+2000 = 50 x 40 (medium best catch bonus)
+600 = 200 x 3 (large best catch bonus)
+500 = 500 x 1 (epic best catch bonus)

Total Score: 6880

By clicking the gesture button on your SFL rod, you can get gestures that will make the F5, F6 and F7 keys cast for small, medium and large respectively. You can also use your standard F2 gesture to cast for large as normal. You can also cast manually by typing /1C-small /1C-medium or /1C-large

The rod also supports autocasting from Neo-Realms 5.0 rods. So when you try to cast while waiting for a previous cast result, it will show blue text saying "autocasting immediately". When the cast result comes in, the rod will recast immediately.

Instead of gaining XP for levels to the rod, you will manually assign levels each match from a total match pool you get at the beginning of the season. There are three categories of bonuses you can apply: catch chance, points bonus, and rarity bonus.

Since there is no xp, charms will not work with your new rod and will be lost if they are loaded.

The SFL Rods use bait normally, and require bait to work. Bait bonuses have full effect during matches. You can click 'swap bait' on the rod to use bait from your player account. Super bait will have no added effect in SFL.

Also, the rods do not gain reward points or fish in inventory, and will be deactivated at the end of the season.

 

HOW TO ENTER

To join the SFL, each player must pay to the SFL vendor to be entered into the system. Their prize money will go towards the player pool, which is a bonus pot of prize money for the winners. Once joined, the player can access the SFL Team website to add an optional logo for their team.

SEASON FORMAT

Players will be divided into 4 divisions at the beginning of the season. Players in the same division will play each other in head to head matches over a 10 week period. 3 points will be awarded for a win, 1 point for a draw, and 0 points for a loss. (Matches where neither player participates will be issued 1 point for a draw.) Once all matches are complete, the top four players in each division will be awarded the prizes. The top 2 players in each division will compete in a playoff to determine the overall league champion. Additional prize money will be awarded to the winner and runner-up players of the league championship.

In the event of a large number of players in the league, there will be several matches in a week. If this results in playing over 3 matches a week, match lengths will be reduced for the season from the standard 30 minutes to 15.

In the event of the number of players entered to be above 50 per division, then the SFL schedule will extend to a 15+ week of matches so that 4 matches or under will be played a week.

FISHING FORMAT

The SFL uses a special league rod that is supplied upon registration. To initiate matches, a SFL Match Control Box is used. Instead of a normal cast for the rod, the SFL rod has 3 types of cast: small, medium and large. These mimic casting with a Light Rod, Medium Rod and Epic Rod respectively. XP and levels do not accumulate on SFL rods. Instead, you will assign levels manually each match that will give bonuses to catch chance, points bonus, or fish rarity. You may also assign test levels to see how your rod performs under different level circumstances. Normal bait must be used to activate the SFL Rod, and charms will not give any bonuses and will have zero effect (since the rod does not have XP). The SFL Rods will not work in standard tournaments, and will be deactivated at the end of the season.

SEASON TOTAL LEVELS

At the start of the season each player will get a number of levels to apply to their rod. These levels may be applied to either Catch chance, Points bonus, or a Fish Rarity bonus. A maximum of 5 per category may be applied in any given match. Once the levels are applied, no changes may be made and the levels will count through the duration of the match. Once a player runs out of their total levels, they will not be able to apply levels to any future matches. Match levels can be set on the SFL Team Page, or directly by speaking to the Match Control Box equipped on the avatar in Second Life.

MATCH FORMAT

A match may be initiated at the earliest posted matchstart date, and must be completed before the postdate. In most cases, this will be the course of a week to fish the match at the team's discretion. To initiate the match, a player wears their SFL Match Control Box and sees the active match ready text. They click the "START" button, then confirm by clicking the "BEGIN" button. Once the match has started, it will run for 30 minutes, in which all fish caught by the team will count towards the final total.

Matches must be played in a sim with a Neo-Realms Fishing Camp. The SFL League Rod 5.0 must be used for catches to count. Both members of the team need fish at the same time during the match.

Matches cannot be restarted under any circumstances, so make sure you are prepared to go the full match time, and find a camp with as little lag as possible. Also keep a look out for tournaments that may be underway during that time and bulletins from Linden Lab about possible server downtimes.

If you do not play a match, you will have zero points recorded as the final score and the match will compute accordingly.

If there are multiple matches to be played in a week. Matches can be played back to back. As soon as the first match is over, the next one is available to start in the SFL Match Control Box. Click the Control Box to reboot, then you will see the next match available. Set your desired levels, then begin at your convenience.

MATCH SCORING

Special bonuses will be given for the best catch of each fish class. These bonuses are:

Small Best Catch pts x 100
Medium Best Catch pts x 40
Large Best Catch pts x 3
Epic Best Catch pts x 1

For example, if you caught a 30pt small, 50pt medium, 200pt large, and 500pt epic, your total score would be:

+780 = 30 + 50 + 200 + 500 (total catches)
+3000 = 30 x 100 (small best catch bonus)
+2000 = 50 x 40 (medium best catch bonus)
+600 = 200 x 3 (large best catch bonus)
+500 = 500 x 1 (epic best catch bonus)

Total Score: 6880

TIEBREAKERS

If two players have the same amount of points in the standings, ties will be broken by total points caught, then by greatest number of wins, greatest number of ties, and finally by head to head results. If both players tied, then a match at the end of the season will be played to determine a winner.

PRIZES

See the list of prizes in the Overview section.

Cash will be split evenly amongst the team, and each team member will receive the prize pack. The size of the prize pool is determined by the sum of the entry fees. For example, if there are 50 entries, that would add $12,500 to the prize pool and the champion of the league would get $1500 + 18% of the prize pool ($2250) plus their divisional prizes depending on where they placed over the season.

 

The SFL Team Menu allows you to Edit your team logo or set your test levels.

Accessing your SFL Team Website
To access your SFL Team Website, you can wear your SFL Match Control Box in Secondlife and click the "tflweb" button or click "tfl" on the SFL Rod 5.0.

Top Status Area
The top area of the SFL Team Website shows your playername, your current test levels, and the number of Match levels you have to allocate for the season.

Here is an explanation of each of the top menu links:

[Main Menu]
This takes you to your main page. From here, you can see any upcoming matches to be played and set your Match Levels.

[Team Edit]
The Team Edit section allows you to modify the logo by your name in the standings.

[Level Test]
To set your test levels for use during non-matches by your SFL Rod, set the desired levels and click the Change button.

[Schedule]
Here, you can see your upcoming matches, and most importantly the date window in which these matches can be played. Be sure to finish your match before the posted postdate!

[Help]
Displays this menu.

[Website]
Takes you to the SFL Main website, where you can access standings and players stats.

 

Sponsorships

There are a variety of levels of sponsorship. For more information please contact Sweegy Manilow in-world, or email tfl@neorealms.com.

Complete League Sponsorship
$10,000L

Full rebranding of the league with the sponsor's name and logo next to SFL logo. The league name would be "The Companyname Neo-Realms Team Fishing League".
SFL Website would be completely rebranded to incorporate sponsor's name and logo into header of every page.
Logo would appear on all print materials.
Logo would appear on all instances of the SFL in Second Life, and as the default texture on the SFL Fishing Rods and SFL Match Control Boxes.
Complimentary sponsorship of 10 players into the SFL.
Only one complete league sponsorship is available per season.

Platinum League Sponsorship
$3,000L
Logo (145x145) and link would appear on the website in the left sidebar on every page.
Logo would appear on any print materials.
Logo would appear on SFL banners at Alston in Second Life
Complimentary sponsorship of 4 players into the SFL.