Blue Division
TeamPW-D-L
Rag Doll Cats 27 9-0-2
Grumpy Old Men 24 8-0-3
Monkey Business 24 8-0-2
The Claddagh 21 7-0-4
THE SUMMONERS 21 7-0-4
Classy And Sassy 18 6-0-6
Bass Babes 18 6-0-5
Crystal Lake Crew 15 5-0-6
Extreme Deuces 15 5-0-6
The Fish Killers 15 5-0-5
LipSmackers 12 4-0-7
The Collective 9 3-0-8
The Kultivate KastMasters 9 3-0-8
Anarchy 3 1-0-11

Red Division
TeamPW-D-L
GALAXY FISHERS 30 10-0-2
Da Happy Couple 24 8-0-3
Bacon Bandits 24 8-0-3
Bayou Brats 21 7-0-5
Fishing Fanatics 21 7-0-4
Mundo Mutsen 18 6-0-5
HookSetters 18 6-0-5
Lil' Bass Kickers 18 6-0-5
The Kraken Committee 15 5-0-6
Sushi Angels 15 5-0-6
Saltwater Sass 12 4-0-6
Sick Puppies 9 3-0-8
Lil Fishers 3 1-0-9
Plunder Mateys 3 1-0-10

 


Welcome! The Neo-Realms Team Fishing League (TFL) is a competitive, team-based tournament league for Neo-Realms Fishing. Players compete in 2v2 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.

For Season 8, there will be two divisions: Red and Blue. (Two more divisions may be added if there is a surplus of teams.) Teams will compete against other teams in their division. At the end of the season, the top 2 teams from each division will square off in a Finals Tournament to determine the League Winner.


The top four teams of each division will receive cash & prizes, as well as prizes in the League Championship Finals consisting of the Top 2 teams of each division. There will be $12,500L in prize money + the amount in the prize pool to be distributed.

LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIP WINNERS
1st Place in Championships $2,500L + 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

$1,500L + 12% 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 $750L + 3% prize pool
3rd/4th Place Kit featuring:
50x Super Bait
x50 Quest Bait
x2000 Epic Bait
x500 Reward Points
Big Red Charm

WINNERS OF EACH DIVISION
1st Place in a Division $1,500L + 15% prize pool
1st Place Kit featuring:
Division Champion Trophy
500x Super Bait
500x Quest Bait
2000x Epic Bait
2000x Reward Points
Big Red Charm
2nd Place in a Division $850L + 9% prize pool
Runner-up Kit featuring:
150x Super Bait
150x Quest Bait
2000x Epic Bait
1000x Reward Points
Big Red Charm
3rd Place in a Division $650L + 5% prize pool
3rd Place Kit featuring:
50x Super Bait
50x Quest Bait
2000x Epic Bait
500x Reward Points
Big Red Charm
4th Place in a Division $500L + 3% prize pool
4th Place Kit featuring:
1x Dead Red
1000x 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 TFL Matches for the season

 


To become a player in the TFL, go to the TFL vendor at Alston Neo-Realms fishing camps, and pay the vendor the $500 registration fee. Your entry money will be going into the pool of total prize money to distribute at the end of the season to the top four places.

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

You will them be given a popup link to your TFL Team Website. Once you log in, you will be able to create your own team, join an existing team, send messages to other players, assign your match levels, and check your match status. You can always access your player page by clicking on your TFL Match Control prim, clicking the "tfl" button on your TFL Rod 5.0, or clicking on the TFL vendor. For more information on the TFL Player website, click on the "Your Team Webpage" section.

 


Visit the TFL Vendor in Alston. Pay the vendor the $500L registration fee. You will receive the TFL Rod 5.0 and TFL Match Control Box, and a link to your TFL Team Page. Click the popup to access your TFL Team Website.


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


Now that you are logged into your TFL Team Website, you will need to either create a team and invite another player, or join another team to complete your registration.

To create your own team and invite a player:

Once logged in to the TFL Team Website, click on the Team Edit button at the top.
Enter a Team Name in the space provided.
If you have an SL texture you would like to use as your team logo, paste in the UUID key of the texture. You can find this UUID in the texture by right clicking the texture in Second Life and click the Copy UUID to clipboard selection.
Click "Submit" to complete your team formation. If your team name is taken you may be asked to pick another name. Offensive names will be deleted.
Once your team is created, click the Join/Invite button at the top of the page.
The top list on this page is the players not in a team who are readily available. Click [Invite] to invite them to your team, or you can also send them a message by clicking the [Send Message] link next to their name. Note that once somoene accepts your invitation, your team is finalized and no more changes can be made.
The bottom list are players who have created a team but have not found a second member, you can click the [Invite] by their name to invite them anyway. If they accept your invitation their own team will be disbanded and join your team with immediate effect.
Once a player joins your team, you're finalized and good to go!

To join an existing team:

Once logged in to the TFL Team Website, click on the Join/Invite button at the top.
The top list on this page is players who have created a team already. You can click the [Request Join] by their name to request being added to their team. This will send a message to them about your request. If they accept, you are added to their team and you're ready to go! You can also send messages to the player by clicking the [Send Message] button.
The bottom list on this page consists of players like you who have not created a team yet. You can message these free players to co-ordinate one of you creating a team, and the other joining that team.
  Be sure to check your messages on the Main Menu. When you see a team join request come to your box, you can accept or decline. Once you accept, you're officially on a team and all set!


Once you are finalized on a team, your team stats will show at the top of the TFL Team Website. You can now set the test levels for your rod. TFL 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 TFL 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 TFL 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.


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

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


If you have a match waiting on the TFL 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 TFL 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.


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


If your TFL Match Control Box has green text, you and your teammate are ready to start the match. Both you and your teammate must compete at the same time for thematch. 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 TFL 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.


The TFL 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. In this season's TFL, it is very important to also go for smaller fish, because there are hefty bonus points for the team's 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 your team 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 TFL 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 TFL 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 TFL.

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 TFL, each player must pay $500L to the TFL 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 must access the TFL Team website, and create a team and invite another player to join, or join an existing team. Once a team has been created with 2 members, that team is finalized and no changes to the roster can be made. Players who have not joined a team by TFL start date will be issued a refund.

TEAMS
Teams consist of 2 players. Players must fish at the same time during the match for both scores to count. Players cannot be freely substituted during a season. In the event of a player quitting the league, a substitute may replace the quitting player, but the player leaving forfeits all rights to cash and prizes. Once a player has played on a team, they may not play on another team.

SEASON FORMAT
Teams will be divided into two division at the beginning of the season. Teams 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 team participates will be issued 1 point for a draw.) Once all matches are complete, the top five teams in each division will be awarded the prizes. The top 2 teams 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 teams of the league championship.

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

FISHING FORMAT
The TFL uses a special league rod that is supplied upon registration. To initiate matches, a TFL Match Control Box is used. Instead of a normal cast for the rod, the TFL 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 TFL 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 TFL Rod, and charms will not give any bonuses and will have zero effect (since the rod does not have XP). The TFL 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 his 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 TFL 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 TFL 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 TFL 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 TFL 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
In addition to tallying points caught by both teammates, special bonuses will be given for the team's 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 your team 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 teams 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 teams 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 $25,000 to the prize pool and the champion of the league would get $2500 + 18% of the prize pool ($4500) plus their divisional prizes depending on where they placed over the season.

 

The TFL Team Menu allows you to Create/Edit your team, join a team, set your test levels and send messages to other players.

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

Top Status Area
The top area of the TFL Team Website shows your playername, your teamname, your teammate, your current test levels, and the number of Match levels you have to allocate for the season. If you are not in a complete team yet, you will see a notice to Join or Create a team here.

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, set your Match Levels, and see messages sent from other players or the TFL system.

[Team Edit]
The Team Edit section allows you to create a team if you are a new user, or edit your team information if you're the captain. You can also enter a texture UUID from Second Life, and your logo will show on the site and your TFL Control Box. You can also delete your team by typing in the name to confirm. This is only available if your team in not active yet.

[Level Test]
(finalized members only)
To set your test levels for use during non-matches by your TFL Rod, set the desired levels and click the Change button.

[Join/Invite]
(non-finalized members only)
If you have created a team and looking for someone to join your team:
The top list on this page is the players not in a team who are readily available. Click [Invite] to invite them to your team, or you can also send them a message by clicking the [Send Message] link next to their name. Note that once somoene accepts your invitation, your team is finalized and no more changes can be made.

If you have not created a team:
The top list on this page is players who have created a team already. You can click the [Request Join] by their name to request being added to their team. This will send a message to them about your request. If they accept, you are added to their team and you're ready to go! You can also send messages to the player by clicking the [Send Message] button.

[Directory]
This contains a listing of all finalized teams and players. You can click on a name to send them a message.

[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 TFL Main website, where you can access standings and players stats.

 

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 TFL logo. The league name would be "The Companyname Neo-Realms Team Fishing League".
TFL 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 TFL in Second Life, and as the default texture on the TFL Fishing Rods and TFL Match Control Boxes.
Complimentary sponsorship of 10 players into the TFL.
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 TFL banners at Alston in Second Life
Complimentary sponsorship of 4 players into the TFL.

Standard League Sponsorship
$1,500L
Text link would appear on the website in the left sidebar on every page.
Logo would appear on TFL banners at Alston in Second Life