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#38308 New Game World Names!

Posted by Steve on February 14, 2019 - 01:07 PM

Although I like creative names, they aren't often easy to remember.  I suggest instead maybe naming each league by a country or region?  Country would be obvious (Sweden, Germany, France, United States...) but regional could be (Europe, North America, etc.) or even more basic and one I like better (Northern, Eastern, Southern, etc.).  Could even go into North Eastern, South Western, etc.  

#38239 Game Plan Hockey Manager 2.0 - Release date announced!

Posted by Steve on February 06, 2019 - 11:05 AM

Good to hear from you Hurja!  


In the UAT, the teams at the GHL level were starting with about 1-2 90+ level players and the rest were 80-89 and had much more unique spread on skill ratings and profiles.  Thus, I hope this will benefit "good" managers more than the current field of players.  However, none of the UATs open ran past 1-2 seasons, so hard to determine the effect after 10 seasons, when Biscuit started to go off the rails.  Obviously, the GPH 1.X had tweaks that slowed development and decreased the drafted players OVRs, which is a good programming note that is being carried into 2.0.  Also, I believe there were further tweaks in the new version.  I know Anders has also stated that the hidden trait(s) that determine the overall peak ability and progression rate is a bigger factor in 2.0, which makes assuming a 85OVR 23 year old will be a 90+ by time they are 30 years old possibly less likely.  


I'd like to hear if testing beyond the UATs for Seasons 10+ proved that the new programming has resolved this problem.  

#38180 Season 17

Posted by Steve on January 28, 2019 - 02:33 PM

See, I'm not the only one that doesn't notice when Vandals win another championship!  Congrats!

#37473 Release: Fall 2018 (Just to keep you posted!)

Posted by Steve on 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. 

#37397 Season 17

Posted by Steve on 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.  

#37314 Please help with tactics and players

Posted by Steve on 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!!!!

#37268 Season 16 General Chat

Posted by Steve on October 29, 2018 - 12:30 PM

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

#36924 The Humor Therapy Thread

Posted by Steve on 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! 

#36716 S15 General Chat

Posted by Steve on August 22, 2018 - 02:29 PM

Congrats to the Vandals and Kim for another Championship!  The fact that you have a couple former Elite on your team clearly means Elite are right there in the running for next year, haha.


I didn't overlook this one, ha!

#36631 Release: Fall 2018 (Just to keep you posted!)

Posted by Steve on August 17, 2018 - 10:05 AM

There is a big difference between "pay-to-win" and a monthly subscription.  The subscription is similar to magazines or even your mobile phone plan.  Just because GPH exists, doesn't mean you have the 'free' right to play it.  Nothing good in life is truly free.  I've been offering up monthly financial support since the initial Kickstarter because 1) I spend a considerable amount of my free time playing this and 2) I see it as a fairly unique and well above average game.  If I watched movies in my spare time instead, I wouldn't expect them to be free at the theater nor expect Nintendo to give away games just so they can increase their number of players.  TV, music, internet; NONE of those are free, why should GPH be?


Bottom line, you can buy one less coffee/donut/doner/metro ride PER month and pay for this instead.  

#35692 The Humor Therapy Thread

Posted by Steve on June 26, 2018 - 09:14 PM

My team.

Honestly, these are tears from laughing! Pretty sure I would lose to a BHL right now.

#35563 S15 General Chat

Posted by Steve on June 17, 2018 - 10:54 AM

I only picked up 1 FA, but I bid up a couple others since everyone has too much cap space. Maybe I have watched Storage Wars too much! "Yep!"

#35498 GHL S15 power rankings

Posted by Steve on June 13, 2018 - 11:55 PM

I'm predicting another brilliant season of abject mediocrity from the Elite as they once again struggle to figure out that scoring goals is how you win hockey games.  "Goals, we don't need no stinkin' goals!"

#35294 Bublik Appreciation Thread

Posted by Steve on June 07, 2018 - 04:48 AM

Ah, finally!  :)

#35262 S14 General Chat

Posted by Steve on June 06, 2018 - 01:20 AM

Today Kaila stepped in, kind of like Holtby against Tampa. Hope he can make shutout also tomorrow :)


Between Protons and the Vandals, you guys have won 8 of the last 10 GHL titles (6 Protons/2 Vandals) with Vandals trying to repeat.  


Trying to root for one of you in this series is like trying to decide which cousin I should try to kiss at the family reunion.