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In Topic: Release: Fall 2018 (Just to keep you posted!)

November 14, 2018 - 10:05 AM

Just a small suggestion, but maybe try to tweak the values so multiple 90+ ratings will be less common? A player could really good in skating and shooting for example, but have defensive liabilities and what not. A good example in real life could be Tarasenko perhaps.

 

It's only season 1 in the UAT Beta version, but I confirm there are players that are perfect in certain areas and horrible in others.  I have Dmen that make orange pylons look fast, forwards that are as fast as lightning, but can't even pass the puck to their centerman, and a goalie that is awesome, until he has to move!  It seems harder to find great OVR players that don't have some sort of negative attribute either in skills or profile.  How that plays out over 10 seasons, that is a bit early to see, but at least from the outset, you have to make a lot of trade offs on players to field a complete team. 


In Topic: Season 17

November 09, 2018 - 09:49 AM

Yeah, if anything, I find the FAs are still too eager to sign for too little money.  Ho hum, another season with us all with 90+ players and the two new teams barely able to scratch together a B squad, no offense!  The economic engine is broken in this and needs to be fixed before the new launch, whenever that is.  :)  

 

I'm always one FA from the title!  

 

I do think the reputation thing is now too out of control.  Rebels just signed Sontag for $3M and I offered $3.7M and was denied.  I'm fine with that, actually, as they are defending champs and all, but I got some message that I was over the cap, which wasn't the case because my other FA hadn't yet declined my other offer.  The system should default to whichever FA takes your offer first.  Now you can't make concurrent offers to FAs.  I agree you shouldn't sign more than you can afford, but if there are two FAs that are more or less equal in my book, I have to fight for one and if I lose, hope the other one wasn't taken yet?  That's not true to life.  Maybe I'm the only one that feels that way.  

 

Regardless, until the salary cap and salary requests are realistic, FA combined with the elevated OVRs make the game kind of broken.  


In Topic: Please help with tactics and players

November 01, 2018 - 11:16 AM

Hello, everyone, can someone explain me these terms what i saw in tactics

 

Gritty players

Working hard players - i suppose its determined?

Mobile players

smart players - how can i know is he smart player?

 

And also about Offensive and deffensive tactics, if i play veryoffensive, thats means def tactics isnt working or what? Maybe you guys have some suggestions how to make my game more balanced ?

 

And thanks a lot if some one will response to this =)

 

For me, I've found that "working hard" players comes a bit from their profile.  For instance, "Lazy" players are probably not considered "hard working".  

 

Mobile players comes down to skating and I think "smarts" is some unknown combination of Ambition and OVR.  

 

As for tactics, I agree with Paul mostly, especially in that a lot of trial and error is needed.  I've played this game for more than 3 years now and either I am very dumb or the game is quite complicated to master.  I like to believe the latter!  haha.  However, there are managers that are routinely top tier in my leagues then others that are only until the current batch of contracts expires.  Plus, I've seen teams do (assume) almost nothing different and have completely different results (rise up and bomb!) two seasons in a row.  

 

I always think I am just one change away from the championship, which keeps my spirit alive, but in reality, I am often only one change away from being relegated!!!!


In Topic: Season 16 General Chat

October 29, 2018 - 12:30 PM

Looking forward to actually confronting you on the ice and not just the message boards!


In Topic: The Humor Therapy Thread

September 13, 2018 - 12:48 PM

Meanwhile, Jarvenpaa (http://www.gameplanh...goalie?gpid=562) is named 1st Star of the Week and well deserved!  In his celebratory exuberance, he shows up to the next game severely hung over (some say still drunk!) and gives up 4 goals on 10 shots during the 1st period before being pulled!