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    Thunderhawks reacted to GamePlanHockey in How to train specific attributes   
    Hi
     
    What skills/ratings that are included in the different training types depends on what tactics your team is using at the moment. In short you can say that offensive training will train your players to create and finish scoring chances on your current tactic. Defensive training will train them to defend using your current tactic. General training will combine the both types.
     
    Take the Physical rating as one example, it will be trained when choosing offensive training if you are using Crash the net tactics. But not if you're using Puck Possession.
     
    Hope that answers your question in some way at least.
     
    We're also looking to include an update regarding the player training in one of the upcoming releases (perhaps after the summer, no promises though). The update will include the possibility to be more specific on what skills/ratings to train for a specific player.
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    Thunderhawks reacted to GamePlanHockey in How to train specific attributes   
    Sure, endurance is always trained regardless of type. So it doesn't matter if you're choosing offensive or defensive training. When it comes to Spirit it's like the other ratings, it depends on what tactics you are using. But you could say that spirit is more commonly used in defensive tactics than in offensive tactics. So if you're not using Dump and chase I would go for defensive type of training if you want to improve the spirit rating.
     
    But the biggest impact on player development is for the player to play games, with a lot of ice time and performing well. The player will then develop the attributes required from your current tactic and the current assigned role.
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    Thunderhawks got a reaction from Mattti0 in IHL Season 1 awards   
    Team trophies:The Prince of Glawing Trophy,  Awarded to the Eastern Conference season champion.
    New Hartford Whalers
    The Granberg Bowl,  Awarded to the Western Conference season champion.
    Prince Rupert Regals
    The GPHM Trophy,  Awarded to the club finishing the regular season with the best overall record.
    Prince Rupert Regals
    The Buzzer Cup,  Awarded to the league playoff champion.
    Eastern Conference,  Luzerne Highland Cavaliers
    Western Conference,  Nipawin Thunderhawks  Individual trophies and awards:
    The Fishbowl Trophy,  Awarded to the "player judged most valuable to his team".
    Sergey Lavrentyev,  Prince Rupert Regals
     
    The Mitts Trophy,  Awarded to the player who exhibited outstanding sportsmanship and gentlemanly conduct combined with a high standard of playing ability.
    Michel Borgström,  Pettisville Steelers
     
    The Biscuit Trophy,  Awarded to the league's top goaltender.
    Vladislav Belousov,  Prince Rupert Regals
     
    The Clapper Trophy,  Awarded to the league's most outstanding rookie player.
    Not awarded for season one, will start with the season 1 draft.
    *Must play 9 games to qualify for the award. (8/80 is 10%)
     
    The Howitzer Trophy,  Awarded to the player who leads the league in total points at the end of the regular season.
    Nima Westerberg,  New Hartford Whalers
     
    The Tripod Trophy,  Awarded to the defenseman who demonstrates throughout the season the greatest all-round ability in the position.
    Sergey Lavrentyev,  Prince Rupert Regals
     
    The Dangles Trophy,  Awarded to the top goal scorer in the regular season.
    Jeffrey Doucet,  Cape Girardeau Craze
     
    The Lumber Trophy,  Awarded to the most valuable player for his team in the playoffs.
    Isto Junttila,  Nipawin Thunderhawks 
     
    As always looking for ideas and encourage other GM's to pick up the format to do their own leagues. 
     
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    Thunderhawks got a reaction from rainsilent in IHL Season 1 awards   
    Team trophies:The Prince of Glawing Trophy,  Awarded to the Eastern Conference season champion.
    New Hartford Whalers
    The Granberg Bowl,  Awarded to the Western Conference season champion.
    Prince Rupert Regals
    The GPHM Trophy,  Awarded to the club finishing the regular season with the best overall record.
    Prince Rupert Regals
    The Buzzer Cup,  Awarded to the league playoff champion.
    Eastern Conference,  Luzerne Highland Cavaliers
    Western Conference,  Nipawin Thunderhawks  Individual trophies and awards:
    The Fishbowl Trophy,  Awarded to the "player judged most valuable to his team".
    Sergey Lavrentyev,  Prince Rupert Regals
     
    The Mitts Trophy,  Awarded to the player who exhibited outstanding sportsmanship and gentlemanly conduct combined with a high standard of playing ability.
    Michel Borgström,  Pettisville Steelers
     
    The Biscuit Trophy,  Awarded to the league's top goaltender.
    Vladislav Belousov,  Prince Rupert Regals
     
    The Clapper Trophy,  Awarded to the league's most outstanding rookie player.
    Not awarded for season one, will start with the season 1 draft.
    *Must play 9 games to qualify for the award. (8/80 is 10%)
     
    The Howitzer Trophy,  Awarded to the player who leads the league in total points at the end of the regular season.
    Nima Westerberg,  New Hartford Whalers
     
    The Tripod Trophy,  Awarded to the defenseman who demonstrates throughout the season the greatest all-round ability in the position.
    Sergey Lavrentyev,  Prince Rupert Regals
     
    The Dangles Trophy,  Awarded to the top goal scorer in the regular season.
    Jeffrey Doucet,  Cape Girardeau Craze
     
    The Lumber Trophy,  Awarded to the most valuable player for his team in the playoffs.
    Isto Junttila,  Nipawin Thunderhawks 
     
    As always looking for ideas and encourage other GM's to pick up the format to do their own leagues. 
     
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    Thunderhawks got a reaction from GamePlanHockey in v2.0.1 - v2.0.2   
    Thanks again for all the hard work the devs are putting in to the game.. i cant imagine debugging code would fun.. keep up the amazing and hard work. I very much thank you for all the hard work (can't say it enough)
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    Thunderhawks reacted to GamePlanHockey in v2.0.1 - v2.0.2   
    Comment. The following release notes will also include some changes that have been installed prior the publish of v2.0.0 release notes in this change log.
     
    Improvements and bug fixes
    NEW! Manager inbox improvements with message types divided into tabs Find players: Improved and new filters allowing to search for overall and rating ranges. Fixed bug where promote draft picks from playoff teams did not work properly Fixed bug where certain inbox messages could not be deleted Fixed bug on youth draft Fixed bug where a player could be offered and accept a contract even if already having a pending contract. Fixed various bugs in layout/design. Fixed bug where subscription info window crashed. Fixed bug where draft pick didn't transfer in a trade. Fixed bug where reminder emails was sent multiple times.
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    Thunderhawks got a reaction from MattBerserkers in LHIL Awards Season 1(work in progress)   
    Team trophies:The Prince of Glawing Trophy,  Awarded to the Eastern Conference season champion.
    Nipawin Thunderhawks
    The Granberg Bowl,  Awarded to the Western Conference season champion.
    Vilonia Red Dynasty
    The GPHM Trophy,  Awarded to the club finishing the regular season with the best overall record
    Nipawin Thunderhawks The Attack Cup,  Awarded to the 4 teams to win promotion. Roper ReddiesAguilita Hound DogsLevack Red ThunderGlenmont Jaguars Individual trophies and awards:The Fishbowl Trophy,  Awarded to the "player judged most valuable to his team".
    Tyler Diaz, Vilonia Red Dynasty The Mitts Trophy,  Awarded to the player who exhibited outstanding sportsmanship and gentlemanly conduct combined with a high standard of playing ability.
    Joshua Leiter, Nipawin Thunderhawks The Biscuit Trophy,  Awarded to the league's top goaltender.
    Matthys Henuset,  Nipawin Thunderhawks  The Clapper Trophy,  Awarded to the league's most outstanding rookie player.
    Not awarded for season one, will start with the season 1 draft.
    *Must play 9 games to qualify for award. (8/80 is 10%) The Howitzer Trophy,  Awarded to the player who leads the league in total points at the end of the regular season.
    Tyler Diaz, Vilonia Red Dynasty The Tripod Trophy,  Awarded to the defenseman who demonstrates throughout the season the greatest all-round ability in the position.
    Diego Camoranesi, Barons Free Spirits The Dangles Trophy,  Awarded to the top goal scorer in the regular season.
    Joshua Leiter, Nipawin Thunderhawks The Lumber Trophy,  Awarded to the most valuable player for his team in the playoffs.Keven Robidas-Manseau, Aguilita Hound Dogs 
     
     
     
     
     
     
    Open to ideas and tweaks.. even other GMs using the format to do thier own leagues.. 
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    Thunderhawks got a reaction from Glawing in LHIL Awards Season 1(work in progress)   
    Team trophies:The Prince of Glawing Trophy,  Awarded to the Eastern Conference season champion.
    Nipawin Thunderhawks
    The Granberg Bowl,  Awarded to the Western Conference season champion.
    Vilonia Red Dynasty
    The GPHM Trophy,  Awarded to the club finishing the regular season with the best overall record
    Nipawin Thunderhawks The Attack Cup,  Awarded to the 4 teams to win promotion. Roper ReddiesAguilita Hound DogsLevack Red ThunderGlenmont Jaguars Individual trophies and awards:The Fishbowl Trophy,  Awarded to the "player judged most valuable to his team".
    Tyler Diaz, Vilonia Red Dynasty The Mitts Trophy,  Awarded to the player who exhibited outstanding sportsmanship and gentlemanly conduct combined with a high standard of playing ability.
    Joshua Leiter, Nipawin Thunderhawks The Biscuit Trophy,  Awarded to the league's top goaltender.
    Matthys Henuset,  Nipawin Thunderhawks  The Clapper Trophy,  Awarded to the league's most outstanding rookie player.
    Not awarded for season one, will start with the season 1 draft.
    *Must play 9 games to qualify for award. (8/80 is 10%) The Howitzer Trophy,  Awarded to the player who leads the league in total points at the end of the regular season.
    Tyler Diaz, Vilonia Red Dynasty The Tripod Trophy,  Awarded to the defenseman who demonstrates throughout the season the greatest all-round ability in the position.
    Diego Camoranesi, Barons Free Spirits The Dangles Trophy,  Awarded to the top goal scorer in the regular season.
    Joshua Leiter, Nipawin Thunderhawks The Lumber Trophy,  Awarded to the most valuable player for his team in the playoffs.Keven Robidas-Manseau, Aguilita Hound Dogs 
     
     
     
     
     
     
    Open to ideas and tweaks.. even other GMs using the format to do thier own leagues.. 
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    Thunderhawks reacted to GamePlanHockey in Transfer deadline   
    A first reminder will now be sent to your inbox approx a week (in game time) before transfer deadline, a second reminder half a week before and also a reminder before the transfer window being opened again.
     
    Transfer deadline and opening are also displayed on the league schedule.
     
    Thanks for the feedback on this!
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    Thunderhawks reacted to GamePlanHockey in v2.0.0   
    Comment. Finally, here's the change log of what features and changes that are included in the 2.0 release. Since I've worked for almost a year with the release it's hard to sum up everything that's have been changed but this will give you a good idea of what's included. I will update the help files to include the new features and changes as soon as possible.
     
    Performance updates
    Major database upgrade Simulators now running on separate (second) server for better performance Features
    New design! League Conferences A total of 80 games per season New league: Copper Hockey League Playoff bracket and extended best of 5 playoffs Brand new custom team jersey builder Separated youth drafts for each league Manage multiple teams on same account Reworked player potentials Reworked player generation Reworked transfer deadline Reworked user manager reputation Improved player retirement Improved player development Improved player contract demands Other
    Subscriptions with Stripe Numerous bug fixes!  
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    Thunderhawks reacted to GamePlanHockey in Stealth patches   
    I totally agree. The reason for these stealth patches is that I never felt quite finished with the release. I began to work on the first hotfix the minute after releasing 2.0 March 1st. And then came hotfix 2 and then 3... I thought I'd wait to announce the release in the change log until I had a clean and stable v2.0. But that's just stupid. The release has now been announced in the change log and all updates from now on will be announced in more fashionable manner.
     
    Thanks for the feedback.
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    Thunderhawks reacted to GamePlanHockey in An extension to the 20 day trade lock rule   
    Just to confirm, we have now made a change so new free agents will only be generated during pre season. And as was already the case, only if there’s a very low number of available free agents.
     
    The reason for generating new free agents in the first place was to let the system calibrate itself and generate new players as long as there was need for them. But I realize this caused more trouble than good.
     
    Thanks for all the feedback!
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    Thunderhawks got a reaction from Paul T in An extension to the 20 day trade lock rule   
    super excited to see the hot fix with the FA's by the GPH adims...  this is huge to catch early as it going too keep the drafting element a huge part of the game that would of other wise been eroded to meaningless.. keep up the good work.. (hopefully a roster limit will be in the works down the road as well) thanks again. 
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    Thunderhawks got a reaction from Peekaboo in An extension to the 20 day trade lock rule   
    super excited to see the hot fix with the FA's by the GPH adims...  this is huge to catch early as it going too keep the drafting element a huge part of the game that would of other wise been eroded to meaningless.. keep up the good work.. (hopefully a roster limit will be in the works down the road as well) thanks again. 
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    Thunderhawks reacted to Camii663 in An extension to the 20 day trade lock rule   
    Nhl has a contract cap at 50 players
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    Thunderhawks reacted to Steve in An extension to the 20 day trade lock rule   
    There should be NO Free Agents after the initial list generation at the beginning of the season UNLESS a player gets cut!  Having these random players show up is ONLY going to reward players that have hours a day to follow the FA list, which is unfair to the majority of players.  I'm not faulting the manager that picked up the latest one, but the SYSTEM!  This is almost as bad as pay-for-play style systems.  The point of GPHM is that we all compete as managers evenly on that skill level, not on how much time we can devote to the game (stats analysis not included).  
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    Thunderhawks reacted to Camii663 in An extension to the 20 day trade lock rule   
    No more free agents after the start of the season please! Unless they r low rated players. Maybe a roster cap size so people cant hoard players?
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    Thunderhawks reacted to Erzac in An extension to the 20 day trade lock rule   
    This. Any sort of FA spawning should be kept to minimum, and timed at one certain point (start) of a season.
     
    The most frustrating thing is when you acquire a player in a trade, and then see a better one magically appear in FA a day later.
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    Thunderhawks got a reaction from Steve in An extension to the 20 day trade lock rule   
    i would be nice to see no more FA's added to the game after the mid point in the season aswell
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    Thunderhawks got a reaction from Erzac in An extension to the 20 day trade lock rule   
    i would be nice to see no more FA's added to the game after the mid point in the season aswell
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    Thunderhawks reacted to MattBerserkers in An extension to the 20 day trade lock rule   
    I've got 2 suggestions that I hope can be added into that 20 day trade lock rule.
     
    1) Entry level players do not have the restriction. They were allowed to be traded as prospects before having signed any deal, it just makes sense to me that they don't have the restriction handed to them as soon as they finally sign a deal.
     
    2) This one only applies to mid-season free agent signings. The restriction would essentially be that any free agent signing (preferably entry level contracts excluded) after day 6 would be unable to be assigned to the minors for 20 days. If we go back to the start of Dangles, its big problem was that 1 team was essentially able to sign nearly every free agent with a snowball effect at less than most managers were offering. This was possible for 2 reasons; reputation and the minors. Coming back to when the new updated worlds were released, everybody was given an equal reputation to prevent an unfair advantage to the older managers as well as the managers that played fast worlds over slow worlds. And that worked all fine and dandy as it was mostly best offer gets the player with a little bit of random luck.
     
    However, the snowball effect is still possible. Now that the seasons have all begun, the team reputations are shifting up and down to reflect how well teams are doing. The reputation thing itself isn't a bad idea; my issue starts with the fact that I've noticed good free agents popping up and then are snagged by better teams with better offers than some worse off teams made. To me, this is still acceptable since a free agent probably wants to go a more successful team than a team looking towards relegation. Where I really develop a problem with the system is when these rare free agents appear and better teams snag them up and then immediately get assigned to the minors. If a team plays him, fine, I have no issue, but if the player is immediately assigned its basically telling me a manager is being super greedy and signing players just so that other teams cannot sign new free agents and improve themselves. This is rather unfair for managers less fortunate at the start of the season. It also enables the snowball effect to continually exist as managers are able to assign players for a fraction of their cost and then once again make more offers for the limited number of free agents that appear mid season.
     
    My reasoning for the 20 day mid-season free agent assignment restriction is that it prevents teams for going after every new free agent solely in an effort to prevent other teams from getting them and essentially abusing the minor system. If a team actually wants to play the player, then the restriction wouldn't really affect the manager as he/she can still do so. I suggest that this happens for only mid-season signings since there is a lot of free agent movement during the preseason and sometimes managers get 2 out of  2 free agents they aimed for while only expecting to possibly get 1. It also makes sense from a players perspective. If a strong free agent can expect to be paid millions, why would he go with a team that's going to immediately assign him to the minors and then only make a few hundred thousand. Yes 1-way/2-way deal exist, but I don't think good players sign 2-way deals expecting to be immediately sent down.
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    Thunderhawks reacted to Paul T in An extension to the 20 day trade lock rule   
    Agree.  I'm not sure why they appear at all.  I suppose it does add some excitement to the game there's no denying that.  But if players that are randomly spawning out of thin air are GHL 1st & 2nd line caliber, we are going to end up with all star teams like in the old worlds. 
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    Thunderhawks got a reaction from Naslund26 in Player Stat options   
    Right now in the league menu, we can see the top 20 players in the league for different stats, but we cant search different player positions.. so for example, you can only see the top 3 defensemen on the main league menu. I would also extend the list to show top 50 from top 20 as the leagues have just about doubled in size. But this is more just stat fluff for us stat junkies so it is by no means a top of the list issue, just an idea. 
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    Thunderhawks got a reaction from canucks in Player Stat options   
    Right now in the league menu, we can see the top 20 players in the league for different stats, but we cant search different player positions.. so for example, you can only see the top 3 defensemen on the main league menu. I would also extend the list to show top 50 from top 20 as the leagues have just about doubled in size. But this is more just stat fluff for us stat junkies so it is by no means a top of the list issue, just an idea. 
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    Thunderhawks got a reaction from MattBerserkers in Player Stat options   
    Right now in the league menu, we can see the top 20 players in the league for different stats, but we cant search different player positions.. so for example, you can only see the top 3 defensemen on the main league menu. I would also extend the list to show top 50 from top 20 as the leagues have just about doubled in size. But this is more just stat fluff for us stat junkies so it is by no means a top of the list issue, just an idea.