Wick Schozen

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    Wick Schozen got a reaction from Paul T in Bug trading players with an extension   
    Paul you devious fellow. I had only ever looked at the transfers contract screen.
    That said, I am stubborn in my conviction that a player's movement on the terms of their current contract should not be limited. 
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    Wick Schozen got a reaction from jdonutken in Warman Aussies (Buzzer)   
    When the league headquarters announced the sale of the Altona Dragons to an unnamed bar owner in the small town of Warman most around the league didn’t bat an eye. That was until it was leaked who had made the purchase.
     
    “Wasn’t he banned from the league from his days in Howitzer?” One anonymous executive sent via text message “Heard he called the commissioner's wife a sex worker after being suspended for putting a fresh coat of lead paint in the visitors dressing room before every home game."
     
    It was day 54 of season 2 that Wick Schozen returned to the business of professional hockey. Successfully finding a loophole in the bylaws of Buzzer, Schozen is now the owner, general manager and coach of the Warman Aussies. A mere eight days after the announcement Schozen has stripped any remnants of the teams Altona past and left no confusion in the direction the Aussies are headed in. 
     
    “I’m not in the business of telling grown men to divorce their wives. I sleep better at night with a team of 20 year olds who have no idea they just signed their life to me in the fine print of their contracts.” Schozen said at his first press conference in front of the media. "To do that we’re on our way down to the SHL, anyone too undesirable to other teams to be traded will have their contract voided at the end of the season and their stink of mediocrity out of my locker room.”
     
    This team of 20 year olds is already well into actualization. Through seven trades in as many days the Aussies have almost more draft picks for the season 2 draft as players on the active roster. As forecast, everyone over the age of 20 is going to see their one-way clause release them from the team. 
     
    “We’re building this program from the ground up. To do that I need kids I can mold into competence. It’s the Nike sweatshop model. Children are employed to make shoes before they can wipe their ass. The ones that survive into adulthood are mercenaries on a sewing machine. Look how well Nike is doing as a company, the same model is coming to the Aussies. If these boys can tuck goals at half the efficiency that a nine year old can churn out sweatpants we’re going to have one hell of a hockey team in Warman.”
     
    It was his ruthlessness as a general manager that led the Newcastle Fighters to a GHL Championship back Howitzer. But the seasons that followed were tainted by the Fighters failing to live up to expectations. Schozen’s reputation around the league worsening as his antics continued to get more elaborate in search of success. Without notice Schozen was out of the spotlight and Newcastle bought out and relocated. “I thought the guy was dead.” Another anonymous exec said to me, “honestly I preferred believing that than to know he’s back in the league.”
     
    What Schozen manages to do at this seasons draft is going to be crucial for the long term success of the new franchise. With 11 draft picks in the bank he can afford to miss on a few, but Schozen is adamant that isn’t an option.
     
    “I took my entire scouting staff with me when I left Newcastle. They’ve been following this draft class since they were 12 years old and have been accruing a bar tab with me the entire time. If any of these picks don’t turn out I’m making the scout that backed the player pay back everything they owe on their tab. With that amount of debt I’ll own not only their children but their children’s children. They know what’s at stake.” 
     
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    Wick Schozen got a reaction from jdonutken in trading a player that has signed an extension   
    After the trade deadline all contract offers are in terms of the following season (example: sign a player not on your roster and they won't report until day 1 of the following season). Then if you are situated in a top 2 seed in your conference after day 87, in terms of contract negotiations you are now considered the level of the league you are promoting to. 
    I'm not fully visualizing your situation in my head, so sorry if that doesn't clear it up. But that is how it has always been as a promoting team after day 87, going back to the old version. When I was promoting to the GHL I had a bunch of players that would not resign on SHL contracts, so I had to ensure that I had guaranteed promotion at the end of the season and had to wait until after day 87 to negotiate their extensions.
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    Wick Schozen got a reaction from AlexanderRasputin in Toggle to Prevent Auto Goalie Switches   
    Genius! I've had to resort to putting an affiliate goaltender as my backup in games that I crucially need my started to have the night off. A simple toggle would be far more convenient. 
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    Wick Schozen got a reaction from gccsteel in Not being able to sign free agents at the end of the season   
    In Buzzer teams are releasing their players at the end of the season that they aren't going to resign. That' fine because it allows managers to get a good look at their cap situation heading into next season. But the way it currently stands in the game those players are immediately signed to extensions by other teams and will not be apart of silly season. 
    That seems like it defeats the purpose of having a start of season signing period if at the end of the season when teams release these players that would be available during that time but instead they already all have extensions in place. 
     
    There should be a hold on signing players outside of your roster I'd say when the transfer deadline takes effect until silly season opens. You can still sign your own guys, but if a player is released they should not be allowed to sign with another team until the first day of the new season. 
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    Wick Schozen reacted to flowbish1 in [NA] Player Not Reporting   
    The player was signed after the trade deadline. He will only report to your team next season.
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    Wick Schozen reacted to AlexanderRasputin in Toggle to Prevent Auto Goalie Switches   
    Can a simple toggle be implemented that stops automatic goaltender swaps in games?
    There have been numerous situations where I have been unable to give my starter rest for one game because he continually keeps getting pulled in. This has now happened three games in a row most recently, losing me 9 points.
    I, and presumably most other managers, would rather take one blowout and get back on track than getting stuck in this cycle or have to obtain a third goaltender for rotation.
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    Wick Schozen got a reaction from MarkZ in trading a player that has signed an extension   
    Well hopefully it doesn't come to you leaving the game. I'm sure there is a way for it to be sorted so you aren't screwed over by these circumstances. 
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    Wick Schozen got a reaction from Deadwing in defensive tactics   
    With player roles, line pairings and line focus I find a lot of it is just trial and error in seeking out what works. Sometimes certain players work well together that you would not normally expect. My top defensive pairing on my GHL team is a 92 overall stay-at-home defenseman paired with a 84 overall offensive defenseman. Together they have 75 and 76 performance rating and the 84 overall offensive defenseman has 24 points in 35 games (23 of which at even strength). 
    It's just about finding what players complement each other to work best as a line. I have their defensive pairing set to dynamic. 
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    Wick Schozen got a reaction from Steve in Scouting Expected Finish   
    Does anyone know when exactly a scouting assignment is completed? Under the status of the assignment it has expected finish but does that mean that the scouting assignment can run beyond when it was expected to be completed?
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    Wick Schozen reacted to GamePlanHockey in v2.2.0   
    New features
    Scouting Browse previous seasons Friendly games during playoffs Coupon code support (Pre-released in December) Start career wizard (Pre-released in December) Scouting
    By scouting a player you can reveal hints of the players' talent, future development, get tactical insights and other information that's normally hidden. You can use this function to learn more about your own players, finding the best tactic for your roster, finding the best transfer target or scouting the prospect list for the upcoming youth draft. More information and how this works can be found in the help files.
    Browse previous seasons
    It's now possible to browse stats, standings and more from previous seasons. A season dropdown is available in selected views in the following pages/views: League page: Standings, Team stats, Playoff, Schedule and Player stats. Team page: Schedule and Player stats. Transfer page: Transactions, Youth draft and Prospect rankings.
    Friendly games during playoffs
    For teams not participating in the playoffs it's now possible to arrange friendly games.
    Bug fixes and improvements
    Computer teams will not always accept friendly game invites Improved AI on computer trading Fixed bug where waived players could be included in trade offers Fixed bug where pending contracts was not transfered in trade
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    Wick Schozen reacted to jdonutken in trading a player that has signed an extension   
    Anders very graciously got back to me, adjusted the player, and promised the next update would address the glitch that caused this 
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    Wick Schozen reacted to GamePlanHockey in Current road map   
    This would improve the free agency for sure! I will add this to the future backlog.
    It's coming real soon. The new scouting feature is actually finished and I'm making some additional bug fixes and improvements. Couldn't make the release as promised in January but expect this in the beginning of February.
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    Wick Schozen got a reaction from Tyrod Gibson in Season 7 Chat   
    It's really positive to see that the SHL in Buzzer is really active this season. Hoping the GHL can follow suit a bit. Good luck this season guys!
    Wick
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    Wick Schozen got a reaction from Smashvilles4Realz in Season 7 Chat   
    It's really positive to see that the SHL in Buzzer is really active this season. Hoping the GHL can follow suit a bit. Good luck this season guys!
    Wick
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    Wick Schozen got a reaction from AlexanderRasputin in Playoff Stats   
    I love this game so I don't want to rag on it too much. But it seems a little baffling that one of the key pillars of the allure of this game is supposed to be "love for stats" as stated on the home page and yet we don't have league player stats for the playoffs!
    On top of that, something I have previously brought up, if you look at the team history page not a single manager can decipher where a team finished in the playoffs based on the current description of where they finished in the playoffs. While implementing a player statistics page for playoffs may be a large amount of work to include surely just changing the phrasing of "playoff 2" or "playoff 3" to "round one exit", "round two exit", "lost in GHL Cup finals" would not be that hard to adjust.
    That being said, still love the amazing achievement Anders has done with creating this game. I just feel like some of the smaller things are getting overlooked in favour of larger projects that are continually pushed back because of the scale of work required to complete them.
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    Wick Schozen got a reaction from StevieY in Playoff Stats   
    I love this game so I don't want to rag on it too much. But it seems a little baffling that one of the key pillars of the allure of this game is supposed to be "love for stats" as stated on the home page and yet we don't have league player stats for the playoffs!
    On top of that, something I have previously brought up, if you look at the team history page not a single manager can decipher where a team finished in the playoffs based on the current description of where they finished in the playoffs. While implementing a player statistics page for playoffs may be a large amount of work to include surely just changing the phrasing of "playoff 2" or "playoff 3" to "round one exit", "round two exit", "lost in GHL Cup finals" would not be that hard to adjust.
    That being said, still love the amazing achievement Anders has done with creating this game. I just feel like some of the smaller things are getting overlooked in favour of larger projects that are continually pushed back because of the scale of work required to complete them.
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    Wick Schozen got a reaction from AlexanderRasputin in Season 6 Chat   
    Just over 10 games into the season and I'm pretty happy with how my team is performing in the GHL so far.
    I've had to do a little bit of juggling while trying to find a suitable left winger for my top line. Besides that my center depth is looking strong and my top 6 is driving the bus offensively.
    Biggest signs of youth with my team is coming on the backend with my D-core. Performance wise I only have two defenseman in the green. I've got a very curious case in my defenseman Cussons. He's been my lowest rated defenseman the last three seasons (currently only 82 overall) but has been consistently one of my best performing defenseman. He was absurdly almost a point a game defenseman in his 20 game GHL stint at the end of season 4 when my team was last place in the GHL, then put up 60 points in 80 games in the SHL last season. He's currently playing at a 75 performance rating in the GHL. I don't think I've ever had a player like him in that he's so average ability wise but performs so well.
    How's it going for everyone else?
     
     
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    Wick Schozen got a reaction from AlexanderRasputin in Season 6 Chat   
    Started my rebuild in the GHL, demoting and promoting twice while amassing assets. I brainstormed a couple different ways I could rebuild or reconstruct the team when I came back to the game in season two. My impression was that if I was patient enough and executed it properly a four season rebuild was the way to go. Ended up with two first overall picks from promoting and in trading away all my GHL picks I managed to accumulate about 25 draft picks over the four drafts. 
    I honestly have far more respect and impressed by the feat of bringing up a team from the LIHL to the GHL in five seasons than I do the rebuild I did over the last four. Any manager can amass assets, pulling it off requires hitting on your picks but if you put any good measure of time into scouting you can likely do that. It's a whole other level of managing to continually promote season after season, hats off to you Alex.
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    Wick Schozen reacted to GamePlanHockey in v2.1.0   
    New features
    Support for payments with Strong Customer Authentication (Already pre-released in September) Reworked and integrated help files including page guides, quick help and search Introducing - Advanced stats Help filesThe help files are now moving into to the game. To the bottom right of your screen you'll find a big help icon. This is the help menu, from here you can access page guides and all help files. The page guides are a great place to start if you're new to the game while the help files section will explain how things work in a more detailed manner. The help files section also comes with a search function to easily find what you're looking for. Most help files texts have been reworked and many new sections have been added. Even so, there may still be gaps to fill, so don't hesitate to contact us if you're missing some info. On top of this, you'll also notice small help icons in the game. These icons can be hovered for a quick tip and clicked to open the corresponding help files section for further reading. Please note that you can hide these help icons by visiting your manager page and select settings from the action menu. Advanced statsIn this release I'm really excited to introduce some advanced stats into the game. I've always been a big fan of hockey stats and it has always been a big part of this game, so it's now time to take the next step by introducing Corsi and PDO stats. These kind of stats is a great help when studying teams' and players' performance over a longer period of time. It's a great tool to predict trends and spot slumps. On team and player pages you will now find a second sub menu for these advanced stats. And this is hopefully just the beginning, we're looking to add more advanced stat types and analytics tools in the future. And if you're now missing some stats from the old views, the missing stat columns may have been moved into the advanced stats section.  Please note that even if the game engine always produced these kind of game situations we never extracted the stats until this point, that's why stats will start to be collected and displayed from your next game and forward. If you're new to these kind of stats and want to know more please note that the newly added help files are updated with a new section regarding these stats. Bug fixes and improvementsSmall adjustment of game engine. Fixed bug where list offer trade offers could not be completely emptied Fixed bug where waiver claim lottery crashed Fixed bug where salary cap info was not displayed correctly when trade offer included players on IR or waivers Fixed bug where an entry level contract could be offered to overaged players Fixed bug where a trade offer could be accepted by the initiate party Fixed bug where salary demands and salary cap could be unsync after team promoted to new level Fixed bug where trade offers was not canceled on transfer deadline Fixed bug where news item displayed wrong start day for next playoff round Fixed bug where some players was not released properly from expiring contracts Fixed bug where conference info for top teams on world page was missing Fixed minor issues with subscriptions Various layout fixes
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    Wick Schozen got a reaction from Kyle44 in Playoff finish in team stats   
    Can we please do away with this "Playoff 1" "Playoff 2" business for where a team finished their season? I have no idea if playoff 1 or 2 is a first round exit or what. And I'm almost 100% certain that playoff 2 is a first round exit which makes absolutely zero sense. Could we not switch it to "Round 1", "Round 2", "Round 3", and then "Lost in GHL Cup final" or "Golden Cup Winner" depending on result. 

    It's such a minor detail but when looking at other teams it takes so much away by not being able to decipher some abstract description of how they did in the playoffs.
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    Wick Schozen got a reaction from Wilson in Playoff finish in team stats   
    Can we please do away with this "Playoff 1" "Playoff 2" business for where a team finished their season? I have no idea if playoff 1 or 2 is a first round exit or what. And I'm almost 100% certain that playoff 2 is a first round exit which makes absolutely zero sense. Could we not switch it to "Round 1", "Round 2", "Round 3", and then "Lost in GHL Cup final" or "Golden Cup Winner" depending on result. 

    It's such a minor detail but when looking at other teams it takes so much away by not being able to decipher some abstract description of how they did in the playoffs.
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    Wick Schozen got a reaction from Paul T in A few suggestions   
    If nothing else was improved despite adding an export function that goes directly to a spreadsheet it would still be one of the best updates we've seen in this game. Manually putting in prospect information is what eats so much time in regards to "scouting". I've got it down to about 5 minutes per player. Though when it's 100-150 players being tracked every draft that's 12 and a half hours alone just putting the players into the database. 
     
    Adding an export function wouldn't cheat the managers that do the extra work because you still have to follow through and actually build the database of players and put in the time assessing it and compiling your own rankings. It would just lift a massive time investment off of those that already do it and maybe make the process more approachable to managers that don't scout the draft in depth.
     
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    Wick Schozen got a reaction from Paul T in Deferiet Leopards have relocated   
    Don't know why I found that hilarious but I did... 
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    Wick Schozen got a reaction from AlexanderRasputin in [SOLVED] Trade Salary Reached Bug   
    Game World: Buzzer League: GHL Team Name: Warman Aussies Describe the bug Trying to put a trade through, both teams have more than 2 million in cap space both this season and next season after the deal is put through. But when I try to accept it I am redirected back to the transfer home page and am given the message "Not so fast! something is wrong... Salary Cap Reached. Trade offer could not be accepted."
     
    Even on the trade offer page there is no warning of the salary being over so I presume it is a bug.