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In Topic: Scouting players

Yesterday, 11:12 PM

Ask what you want to know as scouting can quickly get rather broad. I assume you mean scouting younger players specifically though?


In Topic: [BUI] Outrageous salary demands during silly season

August 14, 2019 - 12:46 PM

It is fine. Leaving it up for Anders to see is a great idea anyways as it lets him see the issue.


In Topic: [BUI] Outrageous salary demands during silly season

August 13, 2019 - 03:13 PM

I think the most likely answer is that the game has yet to fully switch you to the GHL yet. I would suggest trying again in a few hours.


In Topic: Retire

August 09, 2019 - 01:16 PM

The only possible disagreement I can offer up is in regards to development. While I fully agree that randomness in development is good it cannot be fully random or it becomes a complete crapshoot in terms of development. That would only lead to confusing frustration. What I mean by this in regards to this game is that players shouldn't gain 3 overall one year and then not gain in overall at all the next 2+. There should be an observable slow down to development as it shouldn't appear to stop dead. There isn't enough data yet to really say exactly what is happening but the general trend appears to be that players are hitting a soft cap abruptly at around 21 and from there they crawl in terms of growth with some exceptions. Slowing around 21 is fine and understandable. Going from rapid development abruptly to a slow crawl is a bit off considering that skill growth is largely seen in the light of as you get better it becomes harder to improve further.

 

That said ideally each player would be slightly different from the next with different skill caps based upon their hidden talent ratings. This, in combination with the player's ambition, should be the largest determining factors in terms of when development slows with that being loosely based upon age. That said there very well may be late bloomers in the system that don't start really developing again until 24 for example. Again we don't know because of lack of time with the current development system.


In Topic: Retire

August 04, 2019 - 01:16 AM

If not that then at least have more noticeable development in the 22-27 age range.

 

In other words more steady development over an extended time over the current burst development, talking in general, with ideally the same end results.

 

As for young players even at the top just up and retiring it still happens. It is just rarer. Paul Ranger as a real-life NHL example. He attempted a comeback which ultimately lead to nothing I grant but it is evidence that it does happen. Albeit as I said it is rather rare. I understand the points against it but it isn't completely unprecedented. I think the best way to take this is to try to keep an eye on how young they are consistently retiring. The frequency is the key to note here.