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#37686 Server will be down on Saturday, December 8th

Posted by GamePlanHockey on December 09, 2018 - 12:26 PM

We’re now good to go! All game worlds are up and running and simulation has been activated. Thanks for your patience.


#37683 Server will be down on Saturday, December 8th

Posted by GamePlanHockey on December 08, 2018 - 04:16 PM

Just got word from the hosting company and things are taking longer than (as) expected. We're now hoping to have things up and running by Sunday afternoon (European time). I'll keep you posted.




#37675 Server will be down on Saturday, December 8th

Posted by GamePlanHockey on December 06, 2018 - 04:04 PM

As previously mentioned, our web server will be physically moved by the hosting company. The date has now been set to this Saturday (Dec 8th). That means that the game will be unavailable during the move. Expect a down time for at least 4-8 hours, maybe more. Hopefully everything goes well and we can have all current game worlds up and running later that day.

 

(Note that if you live in North America the server will go offline late Friday evening/night due to time zone differences.)




#37655 Release: Fall 2018 (Just to keep you posted!)

Posted by GamePlanHockey on December 04, 2018 - 04:37 PM

Here's the latest info regarding the release date. I'm still behind schedule but I'm finally starting to see the light at the end of the tunnel. But still too early to promise any specific release date. I'll need at least a couple of more weeks before being ready. Will get back with a specific date as soon as possible.




#37540 Release: Fall 2018 (Just to keep you posted!)

Posted by GamePlanHockey on November 21, 2018 - 09:05 AM

Time for another update. I have during the last week reworked the contracts of players. The main reason for this was because I felt there wasn't enough salary difference between a star player and a depth player. So in the upcoming release star players will have significantly higher salaries, just like in the NHL today. But also, depth players will ask for much less than what is currently the case.

 

But just as what always been the case the salary will not only be influenced by overall but also player reputation, psychological profile and the competitive situation currently on the team (and more).

 

Here's a screenshot that shows the a more diverse salary situation on a team: https://cl.ly/6d06dcda7e0e




#37509 Release: Fall 2018 (Just to keep you posted!)

Posted by GamePlanHockey on November 17, 2018 - 02:47 PM

I am back after some time... whoa, nice changes :)

 

Would be too much to be able to select font for the name and numbers in jersey creator thingy? :D

 

 

Welcome back! And yes, you will be able to choose from three different fonts for the name and numbers :)

 

And player contracts are being reworked as we speak.




#37465 Release: Fall 2018 (Just to keep you posted!)

Posted by GamePlanHockey on November 13, 2018 - 05:19 PM

Ok, here's another update on what we're currently working on.

 

As mentioned earlier I have planned to introduce more diverse player ratings. A typical GHL player in the current game worlds has almost all ratings 90+. This makes almost all players very much alike and leaves very little room for the manager to be creative.

 

So in the upcoming release the hidden player potential value will no longer be a single value but actually six different potentials that each influences different rating values! The potentials are still hidden but are divided into the following categories; Agility, Strength, Vision, Precision, Stamina and Courage. All ratings are then based on one or more of these potentials and will develop in different speeds.

 

Here's an example on a GHL player with a more diverse rating set: https://cl.ly/68989c0c7df0

 

Hopefully this will bring more realism to the game and reward those manager who can make the most of their roster.




#37345 Release: Fall 2018 (Just to keep you posted!)

Posted by GamePlanHockey on November 05, 2018 - 04:15 PM

Yes, you're right. We're getting tired of excuses. And the release was announced too early. But I really thought it would be ready by October. I was wrong. 

 

So what's happening? Currently I put several hours into the new release every day and things are progressing. The new league structures and playoffs are developed and are being tested out. The design is almost finished for desktops and larger screens. Here's a screenshot: https://cl.ly/13e1bb5fe116

 

I will from now on provide a screenshot or an update at least once a week up to time of the release. I also recorded a sneak peak on how to customise team jerseys. I posted this in the jersey discussion found here: http://forums.gmgame...eys/#entry37343

 

The release is still planned for December but probably not the first week. And as Glawing pointed out the current server will be active until the release is made with the one exception that it will be physically moved last weekend of November. 

 

So no more excuses from now on =)




#37343 New jerseys!

Posted by GamePlanHockey on November 05, 2018 - 04:03 PM

Here's a little sneak peak on how you can customise your team jersey in the upcoming release. (Still work in progress).

 

Enjoy!

 

https://cl.ly/c751e4fa0b2c




#37024 Release: Fall 2018 (Just to keep you posted!)

Posted by GamePlanHockey on September 29, 2018 - 01:46 PM

I know many are wondering how everything is going and when it’s going to be released.

First, so sorry for the lack of updates lately and thanks for being patient.

We’re working real hard with the upcoming release but personally I haven’t been able to put in as many hours as I wanted the last month, which also reminds me why we’re doing these changes in the first place.

That means that we’re behind schedule and will not be able to launch the release in October as first mentioned. And to not make any promises we can’t fulfill we will now announce that the big release will instead be made in December.

The current game worlds will be open and free to play until mid November. Before then all current players will be given the option to keep their current team name and colors in the new release. A message will be sent both in game and via email once ready.

Thanks again for your patience and I understand if this wasn’t the news you were hoping for. But the release is coming and we’re working as hard as we possible can.


#36644 Release: Fall 2018 (Just to keep you posted!)

Posted by GamePlanHockey on August 17, 2018 - 03:34 PM

We have now gotten quite many responses to the poll that was sent out a couple of days ago and even if we're still expecting a few more responses I just wanted to share some quick insights with you.

 

So I'm glad to say that it looks like the majority will actually sign up for the $1.99 subscription! And even that no one has actually committed to anything it makes me confident enough to proceed at this point. I also want to thank for all comments posted both here and when answering the poll!




#36643 Release: Fall 2018 (Just to keep you posted!)

Posted by GamePlanHockey on August 17, 2018 - 03:18 PM

 


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I would like to pay you once a year, instead of month after month. Just take my$25.00 and mark me off as paid for a year. Continue with the month by month for those who need that option.  IF it fails( it should not)  and it does not work out, then keep my $25.00  . how does that sound?

 

 

 

That's very generous of you Mark! But it comes down to what's possible and what's going to be the easiest for us. We don't want to add extra administration at this point.




#36556 Release: Fall 2018 (Just to keep you posted!)

Posted by GamePlanHockey on August 13, 2018 - 08:24 AM

@Anders, you could send out a game-wide vote just to get a feel of how many people will be sticking around, how many are on the fence, and how many are big no-no's. Maybe keep a sentence in there that asks people to comment on the forums and give them a link


This is a good idea. An in game message including a link to a poll have now been sent.


#36545 Players on Waivers Bug

Posted by GamePlanHockey on August 12, 2018 - 04:42 AM

Appreciate it. I think it may have happened via me performing the action on my phone, waiting for the page to load (poor connection), and clicking the "Submit" button again once or twice. Hope that helps you work it out - thanks!

 

Thanks. That could explain how this happened. I’ll see how I can prevent this from happening in the future.
 

Could this be related to multiple stats issue?


I don’t think this is related. But I’ll check anyhow. Thanks.


#36520 Release: Fall 2018 (Just to keep you posted!)

Posted by GamePlanHockey on August 11, 2018 - 02:54 AM

It’s very hard to get ads to work unless you have a huge user base. Very few people click ads and they clutter the game. It’s not an option for us right now.

A one time fee would create too much of obligations on both parties. At this point we doesn’t know how things will turn out and therefore is a monthly subscription the way to go in my opinion.

I believe it’s also hard to compare a subscription on an online game with a regular console game. You don’t buy the online game, you pay for using the service. The online game evolves, the game you payed for a few years ago isn’t the same online game that you pay for today. All updates are included in the fee. An console game is outdated quite fast. This is my opinion and I understand that others may feel differently.