like to take this time to welcome you to the Jockstocks
family. You may have played other fantasy sports games before,
but you've never played one quite like Jockstocks! Created
and run by fantasy sports gamers for fantasy sports
gamers, Jockstocks takes a very unique approach to fantasy
sports with the goal of enhancing your enjoyment of sports
and creating an entertaining, but competitive outlet that
is not restricted to seasons- it continues throughout the
entire calendar year.
the game casually, play the game actively, play the game
at whatever pace and activity level is right for you....but
moving on, if you'd prefer a shorter read or would like
an audio version of the tour, click The Short Version above.
get some basic information out of the way before we dive
more fully into the nuts and bolts of our game. Jockstocks
has been online for a few years now, with our main game
coming online in September 2002. Don't let that thwart your
motivation to dive in- there are new competitions beginning
every month and more competitions in the works. In a typical
fantasy sports game, you begin a season by drafting a team,
then setting your lineup each week. Sure, you might make
a trade or grab someone from the waiver wire once in awhile,
but that's about it. Been there, done that, eh? Jockstocks,
however, combines 6 (SIX!) professional sports into one
unique game! Currently, our market covers the NFL, MLB,
NBA, NHL, PGA, and NASCAR with plans to expand still further
in the future.
the game is this: Athletes from each sport are IPO'd as
stocks. Each stock is given projections in statistical categories
pertinent to their sport and, in some cases, the position
they play in those sports. Those projections are based on
statistics that athlete accumulated in his recent performances.
Each season starts with projections based on what each athlete
did last year, but those projections are periodically updated
based on this season's performance as the season goes on.
Share prices move up as members buy, go down as members
sell just like the real stock markets. But there are reasons
stocks get bought or sold- every morning at 9am eastern
time, each stock receives a stock dividend (the per share
is increased/decreased) based on how that athlete's actual
performance the day before compares to current projections.
Each category has a mathematical formula we use to calculate
and each category then comes into play for each dividend
a stock receives, good or bad. More pertinent statistics
(wins, goals, touchdowns, points, etc) are weighted more
heavily than lesser categories and therefore have a larger
impact on dividends. New stocks are added and old ones deactivated
on a regular basis- we try to always have a fresh and active
complicated? It doesn't have to be. Learn from this tour,
read what we have to offer in the Oasis and on our FAQ,
ask questions on the forums, ask admins and other members
privately via our internal mail service, Messenger- there
is a wealth of information available to you. Don't feel
you have to learn it all at once and don't let yourself
get overwhelmed because you can play here as casually as
you want- the ONLY wrong way to play...is not at all!
let's get rolling. Click the Quick Start link at the top
of the page- that'll give you an overview of things to get
you started. When you've digested that, you can choose to
continue on with the more in-depth sections or just dive
in- they'll still be there later!