TheWizard

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    TheWizard got a reaction from jusatin in Trade abuse with computers   
    I echo TheWeekKnights' statements.
     
    Since the mud slinging continues, this thread is now locked.
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    TheWizard got a reaction from MattBerserkers in Trade abuse with computers   
    I echo TheWeekKnights' statements.
     
    Since the mud slinging continues, this thread is now locked.
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    TheWizard got a reaction from IneffableLeafs in Games   
    I second, third, fourth, fifth...infinity Rocket League!  I started playing a few months ago and I'm addicted to it!  Not Soccar though, I only play Snow Day.
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    TheWizard got a reaction from koekefix in Deadwood Vandals (Biscuit)   
    This is cool, like something a Sports Information Director compiles for colleges/universities or Elias Sports Bureau for pro sports.
     
    Great work, koekefix!
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    TheWizard got a reaction from Paul T in Traits   
    I cast Fire Shield to resist your Cone of Cold.
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    TheWizard got a reaction from GamePlanHockey in Traits   
    I cast Fire Shield to resist your Cone of Cold.
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    TheWizard got a reaction from Mattti0 in Announcement! New game world   
    I'm excited to see what the new world will be named!  What letter are we up to?  N?
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    TheWizard got a reaction from Paul T in NHL discussion   
    Vegas 3-0, baby!
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    TheWizard got a reaction from TheWeekKnights in NHL discussion   
    Vegas 3-0, baby!
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    TheWizard got a reaction from Paul T in (S11) National Teams   
    I love this post!
     
    Speaking of names being mixed up, have you noticed some Italian players in GPHM have Spanish sounding names?  Laurent Diego Alves, for example.  For roleplaying purposes, I pretend the player was born in Italy to an Italian mother and Spanish father.
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    TheWizard got a reaction from koekefix in (S11) National Teams   
    I love this post!
     
    Speaking of names being mixed up, have you noticed some Italian players in GPHM have Spanish sounding names?  Laurent Diego Alves, for example.  For roleplaying purposes, I pretend the player was born in Italy to an Italian mother and Spanish father.
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    TheWizard got a reaction from MattBerserkers in I have a question   
    Good call, moved to Questions & AnDERS (Hah!  I kill me!)
     
    Time of free agents signing varies based on the speed of your game world.  As Mattti pointed out, 0 to 5 game days is a good gauge, it covers slow game worlds as well as fast ones.
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    TheWizard got a reaction from canucks in Pre release v1.3.2   
    This is really cool!
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    TheWizard got a reaction from wushuguy in [Transfer Market] - More In-Depth Filters   
    Good stuff, wushuguy, I guarantee this suggestion is not falling on deaf ears.
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    TheWizard got a reaction from Steve in Biscuit Map   
    This map is awesome!  Although I'm a little biased since I'm a Geography major.
     
    And yes, Deferiet is a tiny...and I mean *tiny*...town in Upstate New York, not far from the Thousand Islands and the Canadian Border.
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    TheWizard got a reaction from Paul T in Biscuit Map   
    This map is awesome!  Although I'm a little biased since I'm a Geography major.
     
    And yes, Deferiet is a tiny...and I mean *tiny*...town in Upstate New York, not far from the Thousand Islands and the Canadian Border.
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    TheWizard got a reaction from Paul T in Skinnier prospects and players   
    Ice Hockey for the NES was one of the best hockey games ever! 
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    TheWizard got a reaction from Paul T in Minor Suggestions: Trait Filters & Email Notifications   
    As for trait filters, this has been suggested before, it's one of the most asked for features.  I wouldn't be surprised if it comes in a future update.   No ETA though.
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    TheWizard got a reaction from koekefix in I just gotta love this new affiliate system.   
    I agree with koekefix.  The new affiliate system has been active a total of 2 weeks; we need to give it a couple seasons before we start protesting for something new.
     
    I find GPHM similar to other sports management sims (e.g. Hattrick, BuzzerBeater) in that it should take a long time to go from the bottom league to the top.  People have been able to move up the ranks fairly quickly with GPHM because there are numerous bot teams in each world, compared to the aforementioned sims who have tons more human players.  I'm sure there are some really nice perks to being in the top league in any computer sim, and it's extremely tough to dethrone a team in the top league, but when you do, boy does it feel sweet!  Then, of course, you gotta keep bringing your A game because the next guy is trying to usurp you.
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    TheWizard got a reaction from Csizi96 in SHL Power Rankings s17   
    Thumbs up, Csizi!  I love reading these power rankings for the leagues, especially to see if the season plays out according to them.
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    TheWizard got a reaction from MattBerserkers in Affiliate/International League Suggestions   
    I was wondering the same thing, a standings table to see where our affiliate teams are ranked in the league.  Good suggestion, EXXEO!
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    TheWizard got a reaction from MattBerserkers in new here, have a few suggestions   
    Hi bremitt, don't feel bad, suggestions are always welcome!
     
    Taking over a new team is tough because you inherit all the crap from the previous manager.  As you climb up the ladder, your roster size will almost automatically whittle itself down to a typical NHL size.  Signing contracts and balancing the salary cap are key, and the best teams are able to manage both while remaining competitive.  I choose quality over quantity, as I'm sure many other managers do.  I would rather pay more for each contract and have 23 top-notch players on my team as opposed to paying minimal contracts and having 39 players on my roster.  What the heck am I going to do with 39 players anyway?  They won't all get playing time, which will only stunt their growth.  Bottom line: not to worry, your roster will even itself out as you become more competitive.
     
    I'm sure the GPHM staff and others will chime in on your suggestions, but in the meantime, there is a great general user guide put together by rainsilent, I highly recommend checking it out.
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    TheWizard got a reaction from Steve in v1.3.0   
    Affiliates aren't going to rely solely on parent team players.  Affiliates are still going to sign players of their own to fill their lineup.  This happens in real life with AHL and ECHL teams.
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    TheWizard got a reaction from TheWeekKnights in Introduce yourself   
    Welcome, officially, Mike!
     
    I agree, there are not many options for hockey management sims out there, but GPHM is tops on my list!
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    TheWizard got a reaction from Wyatt Brown in Playoff details   
    It varies by league.
     
    LIHL/IHL/BHL/SHL
    - Top 2 teams automatically promote.
    - Teams ranked 3-6 have a playoff against each other (3 vs. 6, 4 vs. 5).  Winner of each series enters a playoff against the teams ranked 13th and 14th in the higher league.  If the lower league team wins the playoff against the higher league team, the lower league team is promoted and the higher league team is relegated.  If the higher league team wins, both teams will stay in their respective leagues.
    - Teams ranked 7-12 have a playoff just for fun, no relegation/promotion on the line.
    - Teams ranked 15-16 automatically relegate.
     
    Example of the promotion/relegation playoffs:
    LIHL #3 seed beats the #6 seed and faces IHL #14 seed.  LIHL #3 seed beats IHL #14 seed.  LIHL #3 is promoted, IHL #14 is relegated.
     
    GHL
    - Top 8 teams have a playoff to crown the league champion.
    - Teams ranked 9-12 do not have a playoff but are safe from relegation.
    - Team ranked 13-14 will face the winners of the 3 vs. 6 and 4 vs. 5 playoffs in the SHL to determine promotion/relegation (as highlighted above).
    - Teams ranked 15-16 automatically relegate to SHL.
     
    Each playoff round is a best of three.