sim basketball leagues, everyone gets 5 more free leagues and donors get 10 more! The first trial Basketball Auto Leagues are now open. Anyone interested in a custom basketball league can donate per usual, or reach out to me if you’re interested in running a league but don’t have the funds.
Okay now to some interesting survey results. Here are the snippets:
I had no freakin’ idea so many people were enthusiastic about a football version of PC.
I was also surprised so few people were interested in basketball.
There was a fair amount of enthusiasm for an RPG-type game, with more people wanting to be a GM (75%) than an on-field player (50%).
It was fairly split between people wanting an RPG to be a single-player or multi-player experience.
While there were a few disgruntled people (as to be expected), I would say over 95% of responses were incredibly positive, and many of you said a lot of really nice things, so thank you!
While there were some common themes in the wish-list section, and even some popular wishes I had not heard before (like the desire for a Hall of Fame for Custom Leagues), overall, almost everyone had a different “wish” - which goes to show, there’s a lot that could be added, but there are no silver-bullet enhancements that will satisfy a large number of people at once
Alright, so what does all this feedback mean??
There may simply not be a big audience for sim basketball. Or, those people are out there but I just have to find them and market to them. Those of you who didn't love Hoops Playground might want to give the real game a try since it's quite different. I personally have been surprised how much I’ve enjoyed the basketball sim myself. I always used to think “baseball is the only game that can sim based off stats” but I think basketball works surprisingly well. You definitely need to draft more of a TEAM and not just star players, because you need players who excel on the boards and on defense as much as you need scorers, but that feels true to life.
The overwhelming interest in football definitely surprised me a bit. I have to seriously consider a roadmap to launch it.
The response to RPG ideas was a little more positive than I was expecting, so that was interesting. It makes sense people liked the GM idea more than the on-field player idea since PC is really all about owning/managing a team.
Thanks to so many of you for your feedback, this was by far the most active survey I’ve seen. I look forward to the continued improvement of the PC experience!
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Boston College Chronicle
LILLY IS NORTON AWARD CANDIDATE
By Kinsey Ramsey
Boston College’s James Lilly has been nominated for the 2nd straight year as a candidate for the prestigious Norton Award. As a sophomore last season, Lilly led the Eagles to 21 victories, averaging 14.6 ppg, 6.0 rpg, and 2.4 apg.
Coach Fred Aura said, “It’s an honor to be nominated, but James certainly has shown he’s one of the best collegiate players so the nomination is well-earned. Not only is he a very good scorer, he’s an excellent defender who is able to go up against and limit the best opponents, and he gets more than his share of blocks and steals. I’ve never seen a guard who is a better rebounder than James. He has the ability to get great positioning. Even at just 6’0”, James isn’t afraid to mix it up and often takes rebounds away from much taller opponents. He plays like he’s 6 or 8 inches taller than he is. He’s unselfish on the court and often finds teammates with more open shots rather than taking the shot himself. He’s a hard worker who gets along well with his teammates. To top all this off, James has a 4.0 GPA.”