TheWizard

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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.
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    TheWizard got a reaction from canucks 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.
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    TheWizard got a reaction from jusatin in Biscuit Abuse   
    EXXEO: Best rule of thumb, if you would not accept the trade, don't offer it to someone else.
    If everyone followed this, the game world would be a better place.
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    TheWizard got a reaction from canucks in Arena Names   
    I was thinking about a way to add more realism to each team, being able to name your home arena.
     
    I kind of appreciate the fact that every team is on a level playing field in terms of finances, fan base, ticket prices, etc.  For example, selling more tickets doesn't get you more payroll.  Maybe that would be fun to look into down the road, but for now, each team should be proud of their home arena and, at the very least, be able to name it.
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    TheWizard got a reaction from Keskustankeisari in Arena Names   
    I was thinking about a way to add more realism to each team, being able to name your home arena.
     
    I kind of appreciate the fact that every team is on a level playing field in terms of finances, fan base, ticket prices, etc.  For example, selling more tickets doesn't get you more payroll.  Maybe that would be fun to look into down the road, but for now, each team should be proud of their home arena and, at the very least, be able to name it.
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    TheWizard got a reaction from Yann Rock in Biscuit Abuse   
    EXXEO: Best rule of thumb, if you would not accept the trade, don't offer it to someone else.
    If everyone followed this, the game world would be a better place.
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    TheWizard got a reaction from cliffjones33 in Questions: Starting Another Team in Another World   
    Cliff has faster reflexes than me.
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    TheWizard got a reaction from GamePlanHockey in v1.1.0 - Youth draft   
    I just wanna give my thanks and praise to Anders for enabling a great feature, the Youth Draft!
     
    Despite some of the criticism, I am loving this new feature!  I was very pleased with all 3 of my teams' drafts!  2 of the drafts really exceeded my expectations, and the 3rd draft was right on par with what I expected.
     
    Thanks again, Anders!  Keep it up!
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    TheWizard got a reaction from xZhou in Shootout Players   
    I saw this question asked in chat by PSY140 and didn't read an answer for it.  Anybody know? How are players selected for a shootout?
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    TheWizard got a reaction from xZhou in Depth Chart   
    I think a Depth Chart would be cool and would give managers an extra level of realism to the game.  You never know when your star player is going to get injured...wouldn't it be nice to have an automatic succession plan in place without altering your lineup manually?
     
    I've also noticed some managers complain that the computer resets their lineup if they don't sign in to GPHM on a regular basis.  I realize this is based on the speed of the game world, but why be punished if you are in a lightning world and don't sign in for two or three days?  Real life happens.  Depth Charts could be one way to solve this.
     
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    TheWizard got a reaction from jusatin in Depth Chart   
    I think a Depth Chart would be cool and would give managers an extra level of realism to the game.  You never know when your star player is going to get injured...wouldn't it be nice to have an automatic succession plan in place without altering your lineup manually?
     
    I've also noticed some managers complain that the computer resets their lineup if they don't sign in to GPHM on a regular basis.  I realize this is based on the speed of the game world, but why be punished if you are in a lightning world and don't sign in for two or three days?  Real life happens.  Depth Charts could be one way to solve this.
     
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    TheWizard got a reaction from bwgrim in Depth Chart   
    I think a Depth Chart would be cool and would give managers an extra level of realism to the game.  You never know when your star player is going to get injured...wouldn't it be nice to have an automatic succession plan in place without altering your lineup manually?
     
    I've also noticed some managers complain that the computer resets their lineup if they don't sign in to GPHM on a regular basis.  I realize this is based on the speed of the game world, but why be punished if you are in a lightning world and don't sign in for two or three days?  Real life happens.  Depth Charts could be one way to solve this.
     
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    TheWizard got a reaction from Mark Z in Player Profile   
    There is an insightful discussion about this here...
     
    http://forums.gmgames.org/topic/4449-training-development/
     
    Basically, it is possible for a Slow Witted player to develop faster than a Natural Talent player, a lot of it depends on ice time and line mates.
     
    You are right, the Agitator and Tough characteristics can be beneficial if you use that player wisely.
     
    Oh and Green is great, Blue is good.
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    TheWizard got a reaction from Steve in Feeder Teams   
    Foreign Affiliate Teams
     
    I like the World structure of foreign leagues in GPHM now.  USA has AMHL and AMHL2 (similar to AHL and ECHL in real life); Sweden has SEHL, SEHL2, SEHL3 (similar to Elitserien, Allsvensken, and HockeyEttan in real life), so on and so forth.  Let's use the foreign teams as affiliates.
     
     
    CPU manages minor league teams
     
    A parent team in GHL/SHL/IHL/LIHL could have "control" over 1 or 2 minor league teams, for example in AMHL and/or AMHL2.  The human GM of the parent team can call up/send down players, and the CPU will be in charge of playing, coaching, developing the minor league teams.  That way you don't have to rely on another human to develop your players.
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    TheWizard got a reaction from GamePlanHockey in Feeder Teams   
    Foreign Affiliate Teams
     
    I like the World structure of foreign leagues in GPHM now.  USA has AMHL and AMHL2 (similar to AHL and ECHL in real life); Sweden has SEHL, SEHL2, SEHL3 (similar to Elitserien, Allsvensken, and HockeyEttan in real life), so on and so forth.  Let's use the foreign teams as affiliates.
     
     
    CPU manages minor league teams
     
    A parent team in GHL/SHL/IHL/LIHL could have "control" over 1 or 2 minor league teams, for example in AMHL and/or AMHL2.  The human GM of the parent team can call up/send down players, and the CPU will be in charge of playing, coaching, developing the minor league teams.  That way you don't have to rely on another human to develop your players.
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    TheWizard got a reaction from bwgrim in Feeder Teams   
    Foreign Affiliate Teams
     
    I like the World structure of foreign leagues in GPHM now.  USA has AMHL and AMHL2 (similar to AHL and ECHL in real life); Sweden has SEHL, SEHL2, SEHL3 (similar to Elitserien, Allsvensken, and HockeyEttan in real life), so on and so forth.  Let's use the foreign teams as affiliates.
     
     
    CPU manages minor league teams
     
    A parent team in GHL/SHL/IHL/LIHL could have "control" over 1 or 2 minor league teams, for example in AMHL and/or AMHL2.  The human GM of the parent team can call up/send down players, and the CPU will be in charge of playing, coaching, developing the minor league teams.  That way you don't have to rely on another human to develop your players.
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    TheWizard got a reaction from canucks in Feeder Teams   
    Foreign Affiliate Teams
     
    I like the World structure of foreign leagues in GPHM now.  USA has AMHL and AMHL2 (similar to AHL and ECHL in real life); Sweden has SEHL, SEHL2, SEHL3 (similar to Elitserien, Allsvensken, and HockeyEttan in real life), so on and so forth.  Let's use the foreign teams as affiliates.
     
     
    CPU manages minor league teams
     
    A parent team in GHL/SHL/IHL/LIHL could have "control" over 1 or 2 minor league teams, for example in AMHL and/or AMHL2.  The human GM of the parent team can call up/send down players, and the CPU will be in charge of playing, coaching, developing the minor league teams.  That way you don't have to rely on another human to develop your players.
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    TheWizard got a reaction from koekefix in NHL discussion   
    I agree, the Sabres have great young talent at center, but Matthews is American, surely he would rather play for an American team.
     
    Honestly, I would be OK if Matthews goes anywhere except Edmonton.  In recent years, Edmonton always seems to win the lottery, it's time for someone else to pick #1.
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    TheWizard got a reaction from bwgrim in Scheduled Free Agencys   
    Since GPHM is a global game, it's impossible to pick a time that works for everybody.  I say suck it up.
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    TheWizard got a reaction from Chris in Amazing Artwork   
    Just wanted to point out how amazing the artwork is in the game, the team logos especially!  Some of those logos could easily be for a real life team, that's how good the art is!
     
    In addition to your programming skills, are you an artist too, Anders?
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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 Chris 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 TonyAk in Amazing Artwork   
    Just wanted to point out how amazing the artwork is in the game, the team logos especially!  Some of those logos could easily be for a real life team, that's how good the art is!
     
    In addition to your programming skills, are you an artist too, Anders?