A pre release of the upcoming v1.1.8 has been installed on the UAT environment. The release contains the following features and improvements:
A complete rework of player contracts extensions. An extension will no longer replace the current contract. Instead it will take effect after the player's current contract ends. This also means that you now have the possibility to handle both this and the next season's finance situation. Once your team has promoted or relegated you'll have the new leagues salary cap available for next season signings. This also comes with a limitation where contract extensions will only be allowed on the last year of the player's current contract. But it you will now be able to offer a contract to player's playing in Europe or in other non playable leagues once the regular season ends. If the player accepts he will join your team next season. Player that you own the rights to will be able to accept a contract offer during the complete season. Note that pending contracts also will be accounted for when releasing a player and they will be included in trade offers just like a normal contract.
The contract happiness has been removed and is replaced by General happiness. This will be extended in the future to include more happiness factors, such as likes and dislikes in the team. But for now it will handle the contract happiness situation and will give more detail regarding if the player wants to move to a bigger club or just is unhappy with his salary.
Computer trading AI improvements
In a further attempt to prevent cheating or abusing computer teams in trades the following has been done:
- Computer teams will be less likely to agree on trades involving a large number of players and picks
- Computer teams will be less likely to agree on trades if already been involved in a large number of trades the current season
- Computer teams will value incoming draft picks less
There is also a new feature introduced where newly signed free agents will be on a trade lock for 20 days before being able to include them in a trade offer.
Transactions loading speed*
Improved loading speed for transactions on the transfer page. Also includes extended filtering for world leagues.
Note. This is quite untested features so please report back any oddities you might find. Just add to this topic. Thanks