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#38721 Multiple Team Ownership

Posted by neuralhandshake on March 09, 2019 - 05:16 PM

His name is Fred Stevenson in Attack, I don't have his info off hand but I suspect he was the user who was banned for cheating with multiple teams last time.

#38510 New players in all worlds!

Posted by neuralhandshake on March 02, 2019 - 08:14 AM

All worlds are in pause mode.


Players will start to sign when we start the worlds. The plan is to start March 4th.


Start them Sunday, I'm impatient!

#38502 Game Plan Hockey Manager 2.0 - Release date announced!

Posted by neuralhandshake on March 01, 2019 - 08:20 PM

On my desktop computer, everything looks HUGE like it does on the mobile version. Is there a way to fix this? Is this normal?

#38464 Game Plan Hockey Manager 2.0 - Release date announced!

Posted by neuralhandshake on March 01, 2019 - 05:15 AM

For what little it's worth, your players could all end up sucking. Ovr matters but performance matters more. One of my best players in the old GHL was 89 Ovr, which of course was low.

#36493 Release: Fall 2018 (Just to keep you posted!)

Posted by neuralhandshake on August 10, 2018 - 06:21 AM

Anders and Glawing: why not try another Indiegogo or Kickstarter campaign before taking the game to be pay-to-play? Even if you guys just raise enough funds to offset needing to be pay-to-play for a year, that's still a year longer for players to save up or go without having to spend money thanks to the donations of others who can, kind of like a supercharged version of what All-Stars and Contributors do now.


I'd be willing to pay for 'perks' (Kickstarter exclusive logos or jersey styles? Maybe some sort of Kickstarter backer designation?) or even a lifetime lump-sum fee to avoid having to pay a montly $7 for my two teams. 


I'm actually most unhappy about having to pay for separate teams. It means I have to choose one team to dump because I can't justify paying $7 to play. If I really want to, I can swing $3.50 a month. But honestly? Right now I don't really want to, especially when we have to build teams from scratch and I'm not 'attached' to any players yet. One month free might help that, sure, but one of my favorite things about the game is that it IS free, and you can pay IF you want to.


It's hard to recommend a pay-to-play game to people even if it is free for the first month.


I urge you guys to consider a Kickstarter or Indiegogo campaign. As a perk, it would bring in new managers and if you can keep the game going guaranteed free for say, at least a year because of it, then at the end of the year you may have even more people willing to pay.


I'm just not sure I'll be one of them.

#36491 Cheating Thread- Dangles

Posted by neuralhandshake on August 10, 2018 - 05:51 AM

I bet it's someone whose computer is doing it for them, such a shame computers just have minds of their own like that.

#35816 Old Guys

Posted by neuralhandshake on July 07, 2018 - 09:39 PM

Finally had to put John Grill on waivers at age 44. Total beast though, probably could still be holding his own even though he's dropped so many points so quickly.

#32039 Affiliate hoarding.

Posted by neuralhandshake on January 06, 2018 - 03:41 PM

I'd love to see both a contract limit and the ability to loan or recall players. Waivers give me a lot of anxiety, even if they are realistic. 

#31893 Adam Gundersson cheating

Posted by neuralhandshake on December 28, 2017 - 02:44 PM

Hey guys,


Adam Gundersson keeps taking over teams in Dangles and releasing players from those teams, then taking over another team and offering a contract to those same players. He's done this multiple times now and I've reported him for cheating but nothing has been done. He most recently did this with Oshawa Cougars, releasing a prospect and a defenseman, and now he's in charge of the Edson Lightning Bolts, both in GHL.


Please do something about this as it's extremely frustrating. He's somehow a 'Worldclass' manager despite this. I suspect he's the same person we had issues with before, just under a change of name.



#31770 Slow Server- Help Anders!

Posted by neuralhandshake on December 19, 2017 - 07:53 AM

I think the issue is just the amount of information the server has to process is enormous. I've noticed in playing on Dangles and Lumber, Lumber takes 10x longer to load pretty much any page, while Dangles I can (almost) zip through pages and players with (very little) lag/issue. But Lumber can be like pulling teeth sometimes just to get anything to load.


I assume this is because of the sheer amount of data that Lumber has accumulated and the mass of players (as in the hockey guys). Messages don't seem to truly delete, unless Anders fixed this--deleting one message just means one older one comes back into your inbox instead of them truly being gone. So if you've played for 30 seasons, you could spend hours individually deleting messages before actually ending up with an empty inbox.


Additionally, with Lumber, there's just so many free agents. I was trying to load the Lumber Transfers to see how many total players there are but it takes a million years to load that to begin with, so I can only say there's roughly 855 free agents right now with 5856 total players (it finally loaded). Compared to 2,500 total players in Dangles. The strain here probably comes from the amount of data from having that many players and their histories. The game follows players from age 15 to, sometimes, age 40. That's every season tracking their development, stats, hidden qualities, etc. That's a huge amount of data, I imagine.


So how can Anders fix this?


Aside from getting the $1,000 he needs per month to run at optimal speeds, I think implementing a permanent delete feature for messages would help--once your inbox is full, old messages DELETE instead of just going into a retrievable zone. I mentioned this maybe a year ago, not sure if it was ever changed, but this is a big thing that I think would have an impact on server stress and very little negative impact on playability.


My other suggestion would be to just slice the number of generated players down a lot. More guys over 36 should retire and only 'noteworthy' ones (with achievements like Cup wins, stars of the week, chart topping stats, etc.) should be retained as viewable. Guys tend to decline after 33 with very few being Iron Men who stay sharp at 36, both in real life and in game. Jagr should be 1 per every 2500 players. Not as common.


Additionally, Dangles is showing how a world can run on a database of 2,500 players. Dangles is still young, but every season when new Juniors are generated, the old guys should be retired and deleted/retained at a similar ratio. 2,5000 seems to be a decent size right now, maybe 500 more might help variety, but most teams are stacked and full already. 


IMHO, Dangles is what Anders should be striving for--quick load times, manageable database sizes, and a small backlog of messages because it's still young.



Of course, I don't know much, I'm just spitballing... but I feel like if Lumber's player database was cut in half it would load at least a LITTLE faster.

#30632 Trades

Posted by neuralhandshake on October 24, 2017 - 03:53 PM

Medicine Hat Tigers, SHL, looking for a backup defenseman. Don't care OVR, willing to trade similar level G or F on the affiliate team of mine.

#29928 The first Official Cursed Franchise Challenge!

Posted by neuralhandshake on September 14, 2017 - 11:36 PM

I want to see the Valks stick with it! You can make the GHL. I have faith. I was really rooting for you last season. We both came up through the SHL at about the same time, I just managed to auto promote, so I've always considered you like a sister team haha.

Best of luck!

#29710 4 Goalies Start Every Game & Multiple Teams Owned

Posted by neuralhandshake on September 05, 2017 - 11:10 PM

I would love to see how things shake out if everyone is forced to use a backup goalie properly. I think standings would be vastly different and I'm excited for a chance to have a real shot now that I've groomed a good backup. So I agree that teams playing one goalie all season are cheating the system, but the new update may have fixed it. We still need time to see.

#26437 Season 20

Posted by neuralhandshake on March 25, 2017 - 04:58 AM

And of course I traded my first away and can't get one back!

#25421 Lumber - Season 15

Posted by neuralhandshake on December 21, 2016 - 10:56 PM

You might be able to! I think I was last seed last season and ended up facing the GHL relegation-threatened team. I was swept handily and absolutely destroyed (I think one loss was 9-2... ouch) BUT I was surprised to make it that far. 


If you do claw your way into facing the GHL teams, this might be a good season to have a solid chance at promotion. :) cheering for you, mate (just don't tell the Valkyries that).