Hey, this is just a major annoyance that I have that is ruining my experience with Dangles. -Nevermind, I've actually resigned while writing this post.- The culprit? I guarantee it has to be something to do with reputation. Note, this will be a little bit of a vent.
The problem is no matter how much I and other teams seem to offer, all the free agents are going to Senet's team. For example I offered 7.9mil x 1 year deal to a guy initially only wanting 1.8 mil. He goes to Senet's for 4 years at 4mil. Whatever, the player probably wanted more term as well as going to the team with the higher rep. Finally, a similar player comes around again and I decide that there is no way that I can let this one except. The players ask? Around 1.8mil x 4 years. My offer? 7.9ish mil x 4 years. Nobody else could possibly do that, I'm sitting here wondering why the hell I just made that offer. Where does the player sign? Senets team at 7mil x 4 years. The only thing Senet's team had on my offer this time was his team and manager reputation.
This is getting ridiculous, pretty much every free agent has gone to him and I'm pretty sure it's caused his team to snowball. Another thing: in past new worlds, affiliates didn't yet exist, and so cap was a major limiting factor in how many guys a single team could pick up. Now it's pretty easy to hide a massive salary in the minors for cheap which is exasperating this problem and letting Senet sign everybody. In the last contract I was talking about, there is no way he should have been able to afford the 7mil contract. He's signed everybody else often at higher amounts than others offered. I know this as there was a small discussion in the chat at the start of the season about this.
What made me quit while writing this is that I noticed he also made a trade with AI the same day trading with AI was enabled. Three 85ish players for an 89 player (one of the best players in the world) and 2 super young and promising prospects. The trade cleared some cap that will definitely be used for more free agents in the future, not to mention this or a similar trade wasn't even open to anyone else as nobody had the talent on their team that they could consider making a similar move. I'm a supporter of keeping AI trading enabled, but it has to be fair.