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#38881 Waivers

Posted by MattBerserkers on March 21, 2019 - 11:52 PM

I disagree, it's a different system here an does not need to perfectly replicate NHL rules. Here, when a guy is given a 1-way deal he is being guaranteed his full salary and top-team play time. However, if he is doing horribly, or to expensive for a team he can be placed on waivers for others so that he may continue with others with his negotiated deal. Or else if your waiver slots are full, you can buy him out whenever. Also, if 1-way deal just had to wait out waivers for a couple days and then be able to get sent down, it would also enable hoarding of better players which has been an issue in the past.


Waivers are there to give you an out to 3 horrible contracts at a time. Whether you signed those deals yourself, or else a previous manager, it opens up salary so that you aren't locked and forced to control a bad team for a number of seasons.

#38863 Transfer deadline

Posted by MattBerserkers on March 20, 2019 - 06:32 PM

Even on the scheduling page would be nice. Maybe highlight the day with a different color in all scheduling pages and just before listing the games, have it say Trade deadline.

#38850 Top Jerseys

Posted by MattBerserkers on March 19, 2019 - 02:56 PM

The post that had to come eventually...


I just wanna mention give a shoutout my favorite jersey designs in each league in no particular order and then also mention some notable designs I thought were missing that extra something. If I don't mention you, your jersey probably sucks. (Just kidding, I just do not want to mention dozens of jerseys as it would take forever.)




Yonker Wolverines: it's clean, good color scheme and logo matches

Blenheim Pirates: The jersey really gives me old jersey vibes.

Deferiet Leopards: Colors match nicely and I am really getting a Bruins feeling off this design.

Mississauga Stealheads: it's clean, good color scheme and logo matches


notable mentions: Kegashka Prairie Stars, Scandinavia Steelers, Brass Castle Berserkers, Cedar Rapids Minutemen, Netherhill Nightmares,




Crabtree Defenders: Super clean and super simple, I like it.

Benacour Patriots: Idk what to say, it just kept the grabbed the attention of my eyes.

Rocky Mountain House Owls: The logo slides into the design as well as butter.

Louisbourg Lions: It's not often you see a team with a brownish colour scheme, but you nailed it.

Queenston Kingsmen: It's simple, it's clean and I like it.



Noteable: Zenda Destroyers, Englewood sabercats, Mundare Salt Dogs, East Newark Giant Strikers, Canuck Red Dragons, Pittsboro Plastic Attack, Adrian Alley Cats




Summertown Six Pack: It's clean and the colors go well together. 

Cape Girardeau: This jersey really give me an major junior vibe, they've got some of my favorite jersey designs.


Noteable: Athabaska Articwolves, Rayne Sea Warriors


CHL: (Trying to limit myself to my favourites, this league was hard, probably because it is not yet full of human managers)

Dustine White Devils: For a busier logo, you've still managed to keep the design as a whole super clean.


Noteable: Okauchee Lake (AI), Courville Barons (AI), Macamik Marauders




Altona Bald Eagles: I can't say that I've see many turquoise-ish color schemes, but you've rocked the design.

Chest Springs Ghosts: While I'm not a fan of that type of logo, you've managed to work weave it into your jersey design very well.

Shebandowan Natives: I'm not sure what to say other than I really like the design.


Noteable: North Haven T-Wolves, Coulter Wildfire, Butte City Battlers Clements Badgers




Fillmore Hill Cats: I thought about putting this into my natable category, however your design had me staring at it a while and I decided that was worth a bump to my favourites category. Super uncommon color scheme, but it works nicely and really pulls your eyes.


Ripon Scorpions: Jersey looks super nice and clean with an uncommon color scheme. My only complaint is that in my opinion, the name doesn't fit with the logo...


Chattanooga Golden Tigers: Colours all fit as smooth as butter.


Noteable: Manila Pacific, Cave Springs Corsairs, Gravenhurst Hounds, Dudleyville Lancers, Rogersville Disaster, Constantine Wild Cats, 





#38808 An extension to the 20 day trade lock rule

Posted by MattBerserkers on March 17, 2019 - 08:38 PM

I've got 2 suggestions that I hope can be added into that 20 day trade lock rule.


1) Entry level players do not have the restriction. They were allowed to be traded as prospects before having signed any deal, it just makes sense to me that they don't have the restriction handed to them as soon as they finally sign a deal.


2) This one only applies to mid-season free agent signings. The restriction would essentially be that any free agent signing (preferably entry level contracts excluded) after day 6 would be unable to be assigned to the minors for 20 days. If we go back to the start of Dangles, its big problem was that 1 team was essentially able to sign nearly every free agent with a snowball effect at less than most managers were offering. This was possible for 2 reasons; reputation and the minors. Coming back to when the new updated worlds were released, everybody was given an equal reputation to prevent an unfair advantage to the older managers as well as the managers that played fast worlds over slow worlds. And that worked all fine and dandy as it was mostly best offer gets the player with a little bit of random luck.


However, the snowball effect is still possible. Now that the seasons have all begun, the team reputations are shifting up and down to reflect how well teams are doing. The reputation thing itself isn't a bad idea; my issue starts with the fact that I've noticed good free agents popping up and then are snagged by better teams with better offers than some worse off teams made. To me, this is still acceptable since a free agent probably wants to go a more successful team than a team looking towards relegation. Where I really develop a problem with the system is when these rare free agents appear and better teams snag them up and then immediately get assigned to the minors. If a team plays him, fine, I have no issue, but if the player is immediately assigned its basically telling me a manager is being super greedy and signing players just so that other teams cannot sign new free agents and improve themselves. This is rather unfair for managers less fortunate at the start of the season. It also enables the snowball effect to continually exist as managers are able to assign players for a fraction of their cost and then once again make more offers for the limited number of free agents that appear mid season.


My reasoning for the 20 day mid-season free agent assignment restriction is that it prevents teams for going after every new free agent solely in an effort to prevent other teams from getting them and essentially abusing the minor system. If a team actually wants to play the player, then the restriction wouldn't really affect the manager as he/she can still do so. I suggest that this happens for only mid-season signings since there is a lot of free agent movement during the preseason and sometimes managers get 2 out of  2 free agents they aimed for while only expecting to possibly get 1. It also makes sense from a players perspective. If a strong free agent can expect to be paid millions, why would he go with a team that's going to immediately assign him to the minors and then only make a few hundred thousand. Yes 1-way/2-way deal exist, but I don't think good players sign 2-way deals expecting to be immediately sent down.

#38688 Player Search

Posted by MattBerserkers on March 07, 2019 - 07:07 PM

http://forums.gmgame...rch-max-rating/ similar threadnposted a few days ago.

#38604 Red Tide/Arcola Trade

Posted by MattBerserkers on March 05, 2019 - 03:04 PM

I'm completely satisfied with the end result.


I also have to commend you for handling this rather professionally and  not turning this into a shouting match as has happened in the past.

#38595 Cage trash talk

Posted by MattBerserkers on March 05, 2019 - 11:10 AM

What better way to start a new forum than by having a trash talking topic!


Chirp away boys and girls!



edit: I feel like I should add, please don't accuse any cheaters in here, I want this to remain semi-light hearted and not become a page to start arguments. If you feel the need to report something suspicious, send and email to support@gameplanhockey.com . Please and thank-you.

#38582 What are your teams like?

Posted by MattBerserkers on March 04, 2019 - 05:46 PM

The team is a three-man show. The trio of Cline © - Murray (D) - Wright (G) should be something to watch.
Hoping to still find some depth in FA. As the team currently stands, any injury would hurt a lot. Can't complain with the three superstars though.

Oh man, your own of the two teams in Cage GHL I considered to have an insane start. You got 3 of the top 6 players generated and they seemed to max out with 8 Mil salaries which is insane considering 90 overall players ask for 7mil. Not to mention they are all in their prime years! Even your bottom line players are average relative to everybody elses bottom pair.

#38575 search max rating

Posted by MattBerserkers on March 04, 2019 - 03:14 PM

Currently when I am using advance search and setting all players, the new system displays only up to a maximum amount of players. I imagine its for server reasons, but unfortunately it causes role players and 4th liners to be hidden. My suggestion is just to add one more box to filter players above a certain overall.

#38565 What are your teams like?

Posted by MattBerserkers on March 04, 2019 - 11:02 AM

Yup, I had the cap room from starting with a bad team and because I knew that everybody needs or wants the same players, I wasn't afraid to offer an extra mil for the best players The younger guys I imagine will grow into their salary and the older vets should have their contracts expiring by the time I'm guessing they decline.

#38563 What are your teams like?

Posted by MattBerserkers on March 04, 2019 - 10:28 AM

Before free agency:


90 - 88 - 87

85 - 87 - 84

83 - 85 - 81

80 - 84 - 83*  *actually a C, but my best forward would otherwise be 80


91 - 88

85 - 85

84 - 83





It was pretty much a bottom tier team; and many of the better players are 33+.


After day 1 of free agency:


90 - 91 - 87

85 - 88 - 84

83 - 87 - 81

84* - 85* -  83    *currently scratched players that I will unscratching depending on what happens


93 - 91

88 - 88

85 - 85*    *Trying to move this guy and some other similarly rated D men as I have extra






I had 20m cap space before waiving and scratching any players which gave me some solid room to bid on players. I also got lucky as the two best free agency I acquired are 21, however most of them are 33+. My defense is absolutely insane and I am hoping that my goalie weakness won't be noticeable. Hopefully I can make some moves for some forwards just to round out my line-up. All-in-all my fortunate free agency has switched my team from a bottom feeder to a top contender. 

#38556 Cage trade page

Posted by MattBerserkers on March 04, 2019 - 03:58 AM

Thought I'd post this thread since we everybody is probably looking for something.


GHL - Brass Castle Berzerkers


A few 84/85ish rated defenseman


A star goalie (I know, unlikely)

Similarly rated forwards

#38009 Release: Fall 2018 (Just to keep you posted!)

Posted by MattBerserkers on January 11, 2019 - 02:22 PM

You guys are both looking like jackasses. Stfu and stop tying to get this thread locked. Unfortunately, the game is not yet perfect (but its getting there) and there are some broken mechanics that can be abused. I don't think abusing the goalie mechanics is cheating, but it's definitely a cheap tactic that I wouldn't use. Fortunately I recall Anders saying that it might be getting looked into it soon.

#37910 Weird Standings

Posted by MattBerserkers on December 30, 2018 - 10:46 PM

Honestly, I've always thought that the NHL has a weird situation by handing out an extra point if the game goes into overtime. I think it makes more sense to keep the number of points handed out consistent each game.


The reasons I've heard that the NHL does the way they do is:

1) Keeps the standings closer and looking more competitive

2) kept old records from becoming irrelevant

#37873 Fishbowl Gold is stagnant

Posted by MattBerserkers on December 28, 2018 - 03:10 PM

I've found that it's gotten a million times harder to make a move within the last couple seasons. I think it is due to the anticipation of the upcoming release as people have no reason to move their players for future potential as you should be in win now mode. But I do agree that Fishbowl has less human interaction than other worlds and it is making me consider a switch to Biscuit when the update is released.