TheWizard

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    TheWizard got a reaction from GregJ in Season 19 General Chat   
    You're right, EXXEO, my team is not a faceoff powerhouse, but much like in real hockey, winning the draw is important, it gives you an immediate advantage.
     
    My goal is to get more centermen who can win faceoffs.  Every little edge in this game helps!
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    TheWizard got a reaction from Naslund26 in Introduce yourself   
    Welcome back, Naslund26, I hope you stay for a long time!
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    TheWizard got a reaction from Big-Bobby Clobber in Trade abuse.   
    I have been relatively quiet on this issue, but figured I would add my two cents.
     
    I don't think Lumber is much different from the other worlds.  This post started as a complaint about Clapper, but if one person speaks up, there are likely others who have not spoken up yet.  So, just because no one has complained publicly about Lumber doesn't mean all the managers, from GHL to LIHL, are perfectly fine about people abusing the system.
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    TheWizard got a reaction from HurjaHerra in Season 20   
    Season 20 has a stellar draft class!  Check out the prospects!
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    TheWizard got a reaction from joes in UAT Maintenance   
    Any news on Mitts?  The game world has been paused for a couple days.
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    TheWizard got a reaction from bhandsome08 in Checking line, energy line?   
    You got it, spot on.
     
    Checking lines are lines that can hit, Grinders are good for Checking lines.
     
    Energy lines have high spirit and high physical attributes.  Enforcers are good on Energy lines although any player type with high spirit and high physical are good for Energy lines.
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    TheWizard got a reaction from FightingFistFight in Introduce yourself   
    Hey everybody!
     
    I finally decided to join the forums, even though I have been playing Game Plan Hockey Manager since June 2015, back when the worlds were named Bravo, Charlie, Delta, Echo.
     
    I currently manage the Prairie City Steers in Clapper and the Dunkirk Sea Hawks in Lumber.
     
    GPHM is one of the best online manager games, across all sports!  Thank you Anders and everyone in the community for making it a success!
     
    Who else is with me in Game World Lumber?
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    TheWizard got a reaction from IneffableLeafs in Line Settings   
    The Energy setting is for your Enforcers and Grinders who dish out big checks/get in fights.  It amps up their teammates.
     
    If I recall, Match Line on defense will match the playing style of the forwards on that exact same line.  So, if your forwards are set to Energy, your defensemen will follow suit.
     
    Dynamic on defense is similar to TwoWay on offense.  Defensemen will play offensively and defensively.  This is ideal if you have defensemen who play the TwoWay role well (not Offensive or StayAtHome).
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    TheWizard got a reaction from canucks in Introduce yourself   
    Wow, between Renegades and canucks coming back, it's like the walking dead in here!  Not that I'm complaining, always good to have human managers.  Welcome back canucks!
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    TheWizard got a reaction from TucsonJay in Introduce yourself   
    Wow, between Renegades and canucks coming back, it's like the walking dead in here!  Not that I'm complaining, always good to have human managers.  Welcome back canucks!
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    TheWizard got a reaction from MattBerserkers in Playing out of position   
    I have not seen a performance hit between forward positions, at least from what I can tell it's not a noticeable one.
     
    Playing a D-man as a forward may be a different story, although if he is an offensive defenseman, he may be serviceable up front.  Likewise for a forward playing D, if he has a good defensive rating, he my be adequate.
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    TheWizard got a reaction from Steve in Pre release v1.1.8   
    No new issues have arisen, at least not from what I can tell.
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    TheWizard got a reaction from TucsonJay in Pre release v1.1.8   
    Another issue...
     
     
    Mitts3 is on Day 17 now, but games from Days 15 and 16 were never simmed.
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    TheWizard got a reaction from GamePlanHockey in Reduce No. of Leagues/Teams in Leagues   
    Bear in mind, GPHM is still in a beta phase.  I have not seen any marketing of the game (correct me if I'm wrong), and I imagine marketing won't happen until after the beta is ironed out to a full release.
     
    I got lucky and stumbled upon GPHM through a Google search for "online manager hockey game."
     
    Right now, people are finding out about GPHM through searches (like me) and word of mouth.  So, if you to fill up Howitzer with humans, tell your family, friends, colleagues, whoever!
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    TheWizard got a reaction from koekefix in Reduce No. of Leagues/Teams in Leagues   
    Bear in mind, GPHM is still in a beta phase.  I have not seen any marketing of the game (correct me if I'm wrong), and I imagine marketing won't happen until after the beta is ironed out to a full release.
     
    I got lucky and stumbled upon GPHM through a Google search for "online manager hockey game."
     
    Right now, people are finding out about GPHM through searches (like me) and word of mouth.  So, if you to fill up Howitzer with humans, tell your family, friends, colleagues, whoever!
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    TheWizard got a reaction from Mickg34 in Player Fatigue   
    I've heard of octopuses on the ice but not crickets.
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    TheWizard got a reaction from Yann Rock in NHL discussion   
    Feel free to take Lehner back from Buffalo.  I, for one, don't want him there.
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    TheWizard got a reaction from IneffableLeafs in Loaning Prospects   
    I like your ideas and outlines, IneffableLeafs, keep it up!
     
    I know affiliate leagues are definitely coming, not sure about loans though.
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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 IneffableLeafs in Introduce yourself   
    Welcome, IneffableLeafs!
     
    While GPHM lacks the visual bells and whistles of NHL 16, I find GPHM to be much more in depth.  Both games are good though!  I enjoy the community of GPHM, other human managers are much more intuitive than AI.
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    TheWizard got a reaction from TheWeekKnights in I didn't get the right pick in a trade   
    I guess the trick is to trade with the GHL team that finishes the season in 14th place, they avoid relegation, or trade with the SHL team that finishes 1st because they will be promoted.  Both have a good shot at the earning the first overall pick, however this is not a guarantee.  There is a lottery system, so even the 14th place team in GHL and 1st place team in SHL may not get the first overall pick.  As with any trade, it's a gamble.
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    TheWizard got a reaction from MaxPower in Introduce yourself   
    Welcome, MaxPower!
     
    You'll find these forums have a lot of helpful information about the game.  And, of course, if you have any questions, feel free to ask!
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    TheWizard got a reaction from jusatin in Biscuit Abuse   
    I also like the idea.  To prohibit Game World Moderator abuse, there could be a system of checks and balances.
     
    For example, the Mitts Mod may only be able to suspend managers/revert trades in Mitts, but he can view suspensions/reverts in other worlds.  If something smells fishy, the Mods can have a discussion.  Communication is key.  Make the Moderators part of a group where they can communicate with each other, either on the forum or in the game.  Anders would have the final say.
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    TheWizard got a reaction from rainsilent in Biscuit Abuse   
    I also like the idea.  To prohibit Game World Moderator abuse, there could be a system of checks and balances.
     
    For example, the Mitts Mod may only be able to suspend managers/revert trades in Mitts, but he can view suspensions/reverts in other worlds.  If something smells fishy, the Mods can have a discussion.  Communication is key.  Make the Moderators part of a group where they can communicate with each other, either on the forum or in the game.  Anders would have the final say.
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    TheWizard got a reaction from canucks in Biscuit Abuse   
    I also like the idea.  To prohibit Game World Moderator abuse, there could be a system of checks and balances.
     
    For example, the Mitts Mod may only be able to suspend managers/revert trades in Mitts, but he can view suspensions/reverts in other worlds.  If something smells fishy, the Mods can have a discussion.  Communication is key.  Make the Moderators part of a group where they can communicate with each other, either on the forum or in the game.  Anders would have the final say.