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#32088 GHL S13 power rankings

Posted by Erzac on January 09, 2018 - 06:19 AM

1. West Chicago Protons (Richard "bouncer" Feynman)

OFF: 89 DEF: 93 SG: 96 OVR: 91,6

 

2. Portland Marauders (Xavier "xZhou" Zhou)

OFF: 89 DEF: 92 SG: 92 OVR: 90,8

 

3. Deadwood Vandals (Kim "koekefix" Vandaele)

OFF: 89 DEF: 91: SG: 95 OVR: 90,5

 

4. Harrisonville Sabercats (Hurja "HurjaHerra" Herra)

OFF: 90 DEF: 90 SG: 95 OVR: 90,3

 

5. Canmore Grizzlies (Matt "themattinthehat" Muffett)

OFF: 88 DEF: 91 SG: 92 OVR: 90,0

 

6. Richford Rebels (Jusu "Jusu5" Manager)

OFF: 88 DEF: 92 SG: 90 OVR: 89,8

 

7. Cedar Rapids Minutemen (Richard "rainsilent" Armour)

OFF: 88 DEF: 91 SG: 93 OVR: 89,6

 

8. Eldred Elite (Steven "sbb11578" Bennett)

OFF: 88 DEF: 90 SG: 93 OVR: 89,6

 

9. St. Thomas Stray Cats (Erzac "Erzac" Ray)

OFF: 89 DEF: 90 SG: 92 OVR: 89,6

 

10. Thetford Mines Pegasus (Anthony "Pingu" Grauwels)

OFF: 89 DEF: 89 SG: 94 OVR: 89,3

 

11. Buckingham Breakouts (Jussi "jusatin" Ahonen)

OFF: 88 DEF: 89 SG: 95 OVR: 88,8

 

12. Violet Volcano (Soupy Salez)

OFF: 87 DEF: 89 SG: 96 OVR: 88,8

 

13. York Wolf Pack (Jiri "jiihee" Heikkala)

OFF: 88 DEF: 89 SG: 92 OVR: 88,5

 

14. Natashquan Mohawks (Brutality "BFGore" Fullgore)

OFF: 86 DEF: 89 SG: 94 OVR: 88,2

 

15. Sault Ste Marie Admirals (Jacques de Gatineau)

OFF: 86 DEF: 88 SG: 90 OVR: 87,3

 

16. Pinehurst Miners (Phoenix "phoenixtf" TF)

OFF: 86 DEF: 87 SG: 95 OVR: 87,2

 

Calculated on day 5 of S13, using:

 

Team OVR = (OFF + (DEF x 2) + (SG x 2))/26

 

where

OFF = Combined overall of 12 best centers/forwards

DEF = Combined overall of 6 best defenders

SG = Overall of starting goalie (best overall goalie in team)




#32031 So I tried to come back, but.....

Posted by Erzac on January 06, 2018 - 11:41 AM

-- The future of this game will not be in human play in my opinion. 

Personally the only reason to play online manager games comes from human interaction and competition between human managers. It's exciting to see how different managers build their teams and how it works out. Working out trades between two teams, to try to find a good deal for both is one of the most interesting things to do in-game.

 

Also, there are already great single-player hockey manager games out there to play.




#31958 Promotion impact

Posted by Erzac on January 02, 2018 - 09:05 AM

Next season's contracts do kick in at the very end of the current season (in a slightly confusing manner).

 

Basically, if you have a player that has an extension signed with a promotion clause, that will apply if you promote, no matter the length of the extension or what clauses the previous contract had.




#31815 Teamwork & Winner instinct

Posted by Erzac on December 21, 2017 - 06:23 PM

These are indeed quite puzzling.

 

From what I've observed(merely observations, not based on actual raw fact),

 

Teamwork: Solely based on traits, doesn't fluctuate without roster moves.

 

Confidence: A mix of individual players' confidences as well as team record. The only time I've seen better than OK confidence was last season in SHL where I had multiple long winning streaks. Even then it didn't rise above "good", so there must be some other factors involved as well. Perhaps some traits factor in?

 

Winner instinct: Largely based on "big games" - trait, goalies seem to factor in more than your average skater. There are also some unknown factors involved that make it fluctuate a little. Possibly season record or recent games affect it somehow. I've witnessed a drop from heroic to strong, and from strong to ok while absolutely nothing else changed. No roster, lineup, confidence or training change. Just time passing, I.E. games being played/training happening(with no modifications to intensity).

 

I also have a wild, possibly completely misplaced hunch, that your whole roster factors into these, including players in the minors. That could explain some of the weird fluctuations as well as the confidence bar seemingly lagging behind the main roster's overall confidence. But I've zero tangible facts on this.

 

As to whether these have any actual effect on team performance, I haven't figured out. If there's an effect, it would seem to be quite small. Any big movements in the team spirits are (almost) always associated with trades, thus making it hard to judge whether the differences in team performance are a result from the different players or the team spirits changing.




#31395 v1.3.2

Posted by Erzac on November 27, 2017 - 12:24 PM

Maybe it's just that we've gotten so used to players growing easily to 90+. If the intended GHL "core" player is indeed 85 OVR, then basically any player above 85 would be an above average player, and should be less frequent than those 85 or lower. Perhaps some young players (that are well above said 85) have technically peaked according to the new training speeds and will only grow very little for the rest of their career? Sure, changing it so drastically is not without issues and it will take multiple seasons to level out. 85's in Biscuit barely fit into the roster right now.

 

I'm personally quite ok with this, we just need time for the changes to play out.




#31394 Agitator and Tough players

Posted by Erzac on November 27, 2017 - 12:09 PM

I used to think tough or agitator would boost physical play, but I'm becoming more and more certain they just draw more penalties with little correlation to actual physical play. Gentle and respectful players seem to generate the same amount of hits as somewhat equal tough/agitator counterparts.




#31268 v1.3.2

Posted by Erzac on November 21, 2017 - 07:51 AM

Another 2 injuries in a game. Really looking forward to that patch now.

Sure sounds like a very unlucky injury streak. I've the exact opposite experience, never been this far into a season without any injuries on the main roster *knock on wood*. Everyone training on hard with occasional drops to medium if fitness isn't green.




#30935 v1.3.2

Posted by Erzac on November 06, 2017 - 05:56 AM

The next draft in Biscuit seems to be the first "reasonable" draft, if the GHL baseline is indeed supposed to be ~85 overall. There are no ready-to-go superstars available. We'll just have to play through multiple seasons before the slower training as well as the retiring of the older star players starts making a difference.

 

Right now 85 OVR is barely 4th-line material.




#30699 [WIP] Assistant report - conflicting remarks

Posted by Erzac on October 26, 2017 - 12:54 PM

First regular season game, assistant posts a positive remark "The team totally underestimated our opponent" as well as a negative one "It was obvious that the team underestimated our opponent".  :huh: 

Every skater still "Seemed to totally underestimate the opponent". I guess I do need a new assistant...

 

What causes the underestimation anyway? One would think that a team coming up from SHL wouldn't underestimate every GHL team it faces.




#30542 Make trade lock period prevent affiliate assignment & remove trade lock f...

Posted by Erzac on October 22, 2017 - 06:27 AM

"Make trade lock period prevent affiliate assignment & remove trade lock from entry level contracts."

 

Why?

 

To prevent handing FA's big two-way contracts and immediately hiding them into affiliates, making it possible to keep offering such contracts in great numbers.

One could still assign these player into affiliates after the 20-day period, but it would prevent, or at least hinder, "hoarding" players at the beginning of a season.

 

The second part would allow you to still assign your own prospects to affiliates as soon as they're signed. (And entry level contracts don't really need a trade lock anyways.)

 

This would be a partial, temporary solution using existing mechanics (thus would hopefully be easier to implement).

A better solution would of course be something like a waiver system, as discussed here http://forums.gmgame...-waiver-system/




#30537 GHL S12 power rankings

Posted by Erzac on October 22, 2017 - 04:47 AM

1. West Chicago Protons (Richard "bouncer" Feynman)

OFF: 89 DEF: 93 SG: 96 OVR: 91,3

 

2. Deadwood Vandals (Kim "koekefix" Vandaele)

OFF: 89 DEF: 90 SG: 95 OVR: 89,8

 

3. Canmore Grizzlies (Matt "themattinthehat" Muffett)

OFF: 88 DEF: 91 SG: 92 OVR: 89,7

 

4. Portland Marauders (Xavier "xZhou" Zhou)

OFF: 89 DEF: 90 SG: 92 OVR: 89,7

 

5. Harrisonville Sabercats (Hurja "HurjaHerra" Herra)

OFF: 89 DEF: 89 SG: 95 OVR: 89,5

 

6. Richford Rebels (Jusu "Jusu5" Manager)

OFF: 87 DEF: 91 SG: 90 OVR: 89,4

 

7. Cedar Rapids Minutemen (Richard "rainsilent" Armour)

OFF: 87 DEF: 90 SG: 93 OVR: 88,7

 

8. Eldred Elite (Steven "sbb11578" Bennett)

OFF: 87 DEF: 90 SG: 93 OVR: 88,7

 

9. St. Thomas Stray Cats (Erzac "Erzac" Ray)

OFF: 88 DEF: 89 SG: 91 OVR: 88,7

 

10. Pascoag White Ice (Computer)

OFF: 87 DEF: 89 SG: 92 OVR: 88,3

 

11. Violet Volcano (Soupy Salez)

OFF: 86 DEF: 89 SG: 96 OVR: 88,3

 

12. Thetford Mines Pegasus (Anthony "Pingu" Grauwels)

OFF: 88 DEF: 87 SG: 95 OVR: 88,2

 

13. York Wolf Pack (Jiri "jiihee" Heikkala)

OFF: 88 DEF: 88 SG: 92 OVR: 87,8

 

14. Pinehurst Miners (Phoenix "phoenixtf" TF)

OFF: 86 DEF: 87 SG: 94 OVR: 86,9

 

15. Cuba City Tomahawks (Benoit Desvignes)

OFF: 84 DEF: 88 SG: 90 OVR: 86,5

 

16. Natashquan Mohawks (Brutality "BFGore" Fullgore)

OFF: 85 DEF: 87 SG: 94 OVR: 86,2

 

 

Calculated on day 3 of S12, using:

 

Team OVR = (OFF + (DEF x 2) + (SG x 2))/26

 

where

OFF = Combined overall of 12 best centers/forwards

DEF = Combined overall of 6 best defenders

SG = Overall of starting goalie (best overall goalie in team)




#30521 (S11) National Teams

Posted by Erzac on October 21, 2017 - 12:42 PM

RUSSIA

 

CENTER

 

Vitaly Karnaukhov - 34 yo - 90 OVR - L (Pegasus)

Andrey Lyubov - 32 yo - 86 OVR - L (Rebels)

Nikolay Markin - 33 yo - 85 OVR - L (Minutemen)

Dmitri Aleyev - 19 yo - 84 OVR - L (Protons)

Manolis Torchinovich - 18 yo - 84 OVR - L (Dynasty Heroes)

Rushan Lapunov - 28 yo - 83 OVR - L (Volcano)

 

 

FORWARD

 

Alexander Ryzhanov - 29 yo - 93 OVR - L (White Ice)

Sergey Vetrov - 29 yo - 87 OVR - R (Stray Cats)

Yegor Savvin - 22 yo - 86 OVR - R (Bulldogs)

Alexey Grinin - 22 yo - 85 OVR - L (Victors)

Dmitry Sayansky - 29 yo - 85 OVR - R (Dynasty Heroes)

Michael Norin - 32 yo - 85 OVR - L (Trojans)

Roman Kholodov - 31 yo - 83 OVR - L (Pegasus)

Edgar Alexandrov - 26 yo - 82 OVR - R (Mohawks)

Dmitry Reshetnikov - 21 yo - 82 OVR - R (Panthers)

Yegor Torchinovich - 19 yo - 82 OVR - L (Aristocrats)

 

DEFENSE

 

Nikolay Mandrykin - 27 yo - 93 OVR - L (Sabercats)

Sergey Maksudov - 29 yo - 92 OVR - L (Rebels)

Denis Dubov - 33 yo - 92 OVR - L (Volcano)

Alexey Filchenkov - 35 yo - 89 OVR - R (Rebels)

Artem Sultanov - 24 yo - 86 OVR - R (Admirals)

Anton Bortsov - 24 yo - 86 OVR - L (Breakouts)

 

GOALIE

 

Olexandr Duranichev - 37 yo - 87 OVR - L (Thunder Cats)

Ivan Kopsov - 24 yo - 86 OVR - L (Admirals)

Andreas Zhutov - 21 yo - 85 OVR - L (Stray Cats)




#30520 (S11) National Teams

Posted by Erzac on October 21, 2017 - 12:41 PM

SWEDEN

 

CENTER

 

Liam Sundén - 30 yo - 90 OVR - L (Wolf Pack)

Marcel Holmer - 26 yo - 89 OVR - L (Miners)

Douglas Hansson - 30 yo - 89 OVR - R (Sabercats)

Manne Sjöström - 25 yo - 87 OVR - L (Pegasus)

Gustav Löfström - 27 yo - 83 OVR - L (Tomahawks)

Aaron Sundqvist - 31 yo - 83 OVR - R (Thundering Herd)

 

FORWARD

 

Christoffer Aurelius - 25 yo - 93 OVR - L (White Ice)

Arthur Bratt - 23 yo - 89 OVR - R (Grizzlies)

Gudmund Lundqvist - 33 yo - 89 OVR - L (Pegasus)

Germund Stendlund - 31 yo - 88 OVR - L (Sabercats)

Adolf Ekström - 31 yo - 87 OVR - R (White Ice)

Erik Hodell - 29 yo - 85 OVR - L (Thunder Cats)

Valfrid Heurlin - 23 yo - 85 OVR - L (Admirals)

Tomas Blomqvist - 30 yo - 84 OVR - L (Tomahawks)

Leopold Sahlberg - 29 yo - 83 OVR - L (Senator Kings)

Robin Appelman - 22 yo - 82 OVR - L (Pegasus)

 

DEFENSE

 

Stefan Söderström - 34 yo - 94 OVR - L (Protons)

Bengt Bergström - 34 yo - 93 OVR - L (Stray Cats)

Karl Bengtsson - 37 yo - 90 OVR - R (Mohawks)

Eddie Cederborg - 27 yo - 89 OVR - L (Tomahawks)

Oscar Svart - 28 yo - 88 OVR - L (White Ice)

Adam Sommelius - 31 yo - 88 OVR - R (Vandals)

 

GOALIE

 

Valle Carleman - 22 yo - 84 OVR - R (Elite)

Jonathan Södergren - 24 yo - 84 OVR - L (Volcano)

Malte Björkgren - 21 yo - 77 OVR - L (Panthers)




#30458 One way contract

Posted by Erzac on October 19, 2017 - 03:00 PM

He will play out the old contract and whatever he agrees to will be an extension to that.




#30422 Traits

Posted by Erzac on October 17, 2017 - 12:50 PM

I think the short playoff series make the RNG look much worse than it actually is. Basically any team on the same league level can pull off two wins against any other team. If we had best of 5 or 7 - series, we would see better teams come out on top more often.