MattBerserkers

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    MattBerserkers got a reaction from DeViLzzz in How I started.. Playing Sports Sims   
    I guess the first gm game I played was the gm mode within the EA NHL games. I favored the mode because I always found it more fun to be playing a team of my own creation rather than the teams that some real gm has assembled. Eventually, I wanted a game with more depth and decided upon the recently released football manager game. The toughest part was probably the fact that I hardly knew nothing about football/soccer and therefore had to learn the strategies and desired players. I enjoyed it enough that eventually, I bought a few other gm games such as EHM, OOTP and that Euro Truck simulator game (does that count?) However, more recently I've acquired more priorities business in my life and as a result was looking for a smore simple game. Eventually I found gameplanhockey through a reddit comment on /r/hockey and have been pretty satisfied since.
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    MattBerserkers reacted to GamePlanHockey in Current road map   
    Just a quick status update.
     
    The release is taking a little longer since we had a new baby in the family.
     
    Hopefully things will settle down the upcoming week.
     
    /Anders
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    MattBerserkers got a reaction from Steve in Cage trash talk   
    I'm not done with the game, I've just been busy with life. Honestly I've been checking about once a week so Im not sure why I was booted. Myabe its because I havent checked my fast team in so long that I got booted from both worlds.
     
     
     
    I should add, I'm a little bit peeved I didn't have time to make deadline deals  and also I'm glad my team wasn't immediately raided.
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    MattBerserkers got a reaction from AlexanderRasputin in Cage trash talk   
    I'm not done with the game, I've just been busy with life. Honestly I've been checking about once a week so Im not sure why I was booted. Myabe its because I havent checked my fast team in so long that I got booted from both worlds.
     
     
     
    I should add, I'm a little bit peeved I didn't have time to make deadline deals  and also I'm glad my team wasn't immediately raided.
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    MattBerserkers got a reaction from rainsilent in Cage trash talk   
    I'm not done with the game, I've just been busy with life. Honestly I've been checking about once a week so Im not sure why I was booted. Myabe its because I havent checked my fast team in so long that I got booted from both worlds.
     
     
     
    I should add, I'm a little bit peeved I didn't have time to make deadline deals  and also I'm glad my team wasn't immediately raided.
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    MattBerserkers got a reaction from Paul T in Cage trash talk   
    I'm not done with the game, I've just been busy with life. Honestly I've been checking about once a week so Im not sure why I was booted. Myabe its because I havent checked my fast team in so long that I got booted from both worlds.
     
     
     
    I should add, I'm a little bit peeved I didn't have time to make deadline deals  and also I'm glad my team wasn't immediately raided.
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    MattBerserkers got a reaction from Peekaboo in Cage trash talk   
    I'm not done with the game, I've just been busy with life. Honestly I've been checking about once a week so Im not sure why I was booted. Myabe its because I havent checked my fast team in so long that I got booted from both worlds.
     
     
     
    I should add, I'm a little bit peeved I didn't have time to make deadline deals  and also I'm glad my team wasn't immediately raided.
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    MattBerserkers got a reaction from Darkdragonqc in Question about promotions and relegations   
    You got a couple numbers off, so I'll just write it out.
     
     
    EDIT: THE FORMAT OF GAME WORLDS HAVE BEEN CHANGED, AND WHILE THIS IS NO LONGER EXACTLY CORRECT, ITS STILL ROUGHLY RIGHT. CHANGES INCLUDE THAT THERE IS NOW A COPPER LEAGUE BETWEEN THE IHL AND BHL. LEAGUES HAVE ALSO BEEN DOUBLED IN SIZE CREATING AN EASTERN AND WESTERN CONFERENCE. THE TWO CONFERENCES WILL FACE EACH OTHER DURING REGULAR SEASON, HOWEVER WITH THE EXCEPTION OF THE GHL, WILL PLAY PLAYOFF GAMES EXCLUSIVELY AGAINST THEIR OWN CONFERENCE.
     
    PLAYOFF/RELEGATION CHANGES:
    GHL: TOP 8 TEAMS IN EACH CONFERENCE COMPETE IN THE PLAYOFFS (16 TEAMS IN TOTAL) FOR THE GHL CUP
    RELEGATION PLAYOFFS: TEAMS 10 AND 11 IN A CONFERENCE WILL FACE EACH OTHER IN A PLAYOFF SERIES, LOSER IS AUTOMATICALLY RELEGATED
    PROMOTION PLAYOFFS: TEAMS 3 TO 5 IN A CONFERENCE WILL FACE EACH OTHER IN A COUPLE PLAYOFF SERIES, WINNER IS AUTOMATICALLY PROMOTED
     
    The leagues in-game now also have a lot more detail and it should be more clear if you go to league page --> playoff tab.
     
     
    GHL:
    1st-8th play playoffs for Golden Cup
    9th-12th watch the Golden Cup
    13th & 14th are in relegation playoffs, they will match up against a team from SHL playoffs and winners will be in the GHL next season, losers in the SHL
    15 & 16th are relegated to SHL
     
    SHL:
    1st & 2nd are automatically promoted
    3rd - 6th play promotion playoffs
                 -3rd vs 6th -> winner plays 14th SHL team (I think) for a chance at promotion
                 -4th vs 5th -> winner plays 13th SHL team
                 -it's possible that there can be 0 to 2 teams that earn promotion through the promotion playoffs (for a maximum of 4 teams                                                 -promoting and relegating)
    7th-12th watch the Golden Cup
    13th & 14th are in the relegation playoffs and each match up against a BHL team
    15th and 16th are automatically relegated
     
    BHL:
    1st & 2nd are automatically promoted
    3rd - 6th play promotion playoffs -> the 2 winners then have to play teams 13 and 14 from the SHL
    7th - 12th watch the Golden Cup
    13th & 14th play in the relegation playoffs and must match up against an IHL team
    15th & 16th are automatically relegated
     
    IHL:
    1st & 2nd are automatically promoted
    3rd-6th play promotion playoffs -> the 2 winners must match up against the BHL relegation playoff teams
    7th-10th watch the Golden Cup
    11th - 14th do relegation playoffs
               -this isn't a situation I've been in nor payed attention too, I'm not sure if there's a mini tournament among themselves and the 2                                           -losers have to play the LIHL playoff winners or if they all have to play LIHL winners. But you should kind of see the pattern of what                                   -is happening now.
    15th & 16th are automatically relegated
     
    LIHL:
    1st & 2nd are automatically promoted
    3rd-10th play in the promotion playoffs
              -I've been in this situation before, but it's been so long that I forget exactly how it plays out. It's either all 4 winners play the 4 IHL                                        -relegation playoff teams, or there is an extra round and the 2 winners play the 2 losers of an IHL relegation round
    11th-16th watch the Golden Cup
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    MattBerserkers reacted to Paul T in Cage trash talk   
    Well I don't like it one bit.  Haha.
     
    Yeah, I've had some odd results as well.  Most of my recent wins have been against playoff teams while most of my losses have been against non-playoff teams.  I remember thinking during my 20 game winning streak (23 if you count preseason) that my team wasn't THAT good.  Now I'm here thinking my team can't be this bad.  But after watching Columbus destroy Tampa in round 1, that type of thing is just realistic.
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    MattBerserkers reacted to TheWizard in Help us spread the word   
    Some great reviews on GM Games in the last week praising GPHM!  Thank you to those who contributed!  Keep them coming!
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    MattBerserkers reacted to Paul T in Help us spread the word   
    +1 for a 10-Star Rating.
    I'll post a review when I can put some thought and effort into it.
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    MattBerserkers reacted to GamePlanHockey in [SOLVED] No player signing message   
    Found what's causing this problem. You actually do have the messages for these events but they are hiding on page 2 and below. This is caused by certain messages being ruled as more important than others and will pin themselves on every page. For example the Youth draft announcements. This is a bug and I will fix this as soon as possible.
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    MattBerserkers reacted to GamePlanHockey in v2.0.1 - v2.0.2   
    Comment. The following release notes will also include some changes that have been installed prior the publish of v2.0.0 release notes in this change log.
     
    Improvements and bug fixes
    NEW! Manager inbox improvements with message types divided into tabs Find players: Improved and new filters allowing to search for overall and rating ranges. Fixed bug where promote draft picks from playoff teams did not work properly Fixed bug where certain inbox messages could not be deleted Fixed bug on youth draft Fixed bug where a player could be offered and accept a contract even if already having a pending contract. Fixed various bugs in layout/design. Fixed bug where subscription info window crashed. Fixed bug where draft pick didn't transfer in a trade. Fixed bug where reminder emails was sent multiple times.
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    MattBerserkers got a reaction from Steve in Top Jerseys   
    The post that had to come eventually...
     
    I just wanna mention give a shoutout my favorite jersey designs in each league in no particular order and then also mention some notable designs I thought were missing that extra something. If I don't mention you, your jersey probably sucks. (Just kidding, I just do not want to mention dozens of jerseys as it would take forever.)
     
    GHL:
     
    Yonker Wolverines: it's clean, good color scheme and logo matches
    Blenheim Pirates: The jersey really gives me old jersey vibes.
    Deferiet Leopards: Colors match nicely and I am really getting a Bruins feeling off this design.
    Mississauga Stealheads: it's clean, good color scheme and logo matches
     
    notable mentions: Kegashka Prairie Stars, Scandinavia Steelers, Brass Castle Berserkers, Cedar Rapids Minutemen, Netherhill Nightmares,
     
    SHL:
     
    Crabtree Defenders: Super clean and super simple, I like it.
    Benacour Patriots: Idk what to say, it just kept the grabbed the attention of my eyes.
    Rocky Mountain House Owls: The logo slides into the design as well as butter.
    Louisbourg Lions: It's not often you see a team with a brownish colour scheme, but you nailed it.
    Queenston Kingsmen: It's simple, it's clean and I like it.
     
     
    Noteable: Zenda Destroyers, Englewood sabercats, Mundare Salt Dogs, East Newark Giant Strikers, Canuck Red Dragons, Pittsboro Plastic Attack, Adrian Alley Cats
     
    BHL:
     
    Summertown Six Pack: It's clean and the colors go well together. 
    Cape Girardeau: This jersey really give me an major junior vibe, they've got some of my favorite jersey designs.
     
    Noteable: Athabaska Articwolves, Rayne Sea Warriors
     
    CHL: (Trying to limit myself to my favourites, this league was hard, probably because it is not yet full of human managers)
    Dustine White Devils: For a busier logo, you've still managed to keep the design as a whole super clean.
     
    Noteable: Okauchee Lake (AI), Courville Barons (AI), Macamik Marauders
     
    IHL:
     
    Altona Bald Eagles: I can't say that I've see many turquoise-ish color schemes, but you've rocked the design.
    Chest Springs Ghosts: While I'm not a fan of that type of logo, you've managed to work weave it into your jersey design very well.
    Shebandowan Natives: I'm not sure what to say other than I really like the design.
     
    Noteable: North Haven T-Wolves, Coulter Wildfire, Butte City Battlers Clements Badgers
     
    LIHL: 
     
    Fillmore Hill Cats: I thought about putting this into my natable category, however your design had me staring at it a while and I decided that was worth a bump to my favourites category. Super uncommon color scheme, but it works nicely and really pulls your eyes.
     
    Ripon Scorpions: Jersey looks super nice and clean with an uncommon color scheme. My only complaint is that in my opinion, the name doesn't fit with the logo...
     
    Chattanooga Golden Tigers: Colours all fit as smooth as butter.
     
    Noteable: Manila Pacific, Cave Springs Corsairs, Gravenhurst Hounds, Dudleyville Lancers, Rogersville Disaster, Constantine Wild Cats, 
     
     
     
     
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    MattBerserkers reacted to TheWizard in Be sure to sign up before 31st March!!!   
    I'm going to stifle this before it gets out of hand.
     
    Bottom line: During development of v2.0, there were talks of implementing a free option of the game, which would have severe limitations for managers.  The developers decided against this free option.  It may or may not come to fruition down the road.
     
    I'm not exactly rolling in money either, but I look at this way, for the cost of two coffees/sodas per month, I can enjoy this great hockey simulator.
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    MattBerserkers reacted to Fangowolf in Q about "Winner instinct"   
    Another thing that can frustrate a player is changing his player role to something he doesn't like.  I have fixed a couple of frustrated players by changing their role.
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    MattBerserkers reacted to GamePlanHockey in [SOLVED] draft picks not switched   
    All draft picks should now been switched for promoting and relegating teams. This problem also affected already finished drafts GHL, SHL and BHL. In these cases we have transfered the player rights for picked players manually.
     
    Let us know if you find anything else not correct.
     
    Thanks for the report!
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    MattBerserkers got a reaction from Glawing in [SOLVED] draft picks not switched   
    This isn't so much my problem, but another teams problem.
     
    In attack, the Glenmont Jaguars have earned a promotion through the playoffs but have not yet switched their LIHL picks to IHL picks. Considering the GHL and SHL draft rounds have already come and gone, it seems like a bug has prevented the switch otherwise the pick switch seems super delayed.
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    MattBerserkers reacted to Thunderhawks in LHIL Awards Season 1(work in progress)   
    Team trophies:The Prince of Glawing Trophy,  Awarded to the Eastern Conference season champion.
    Nipawin Thunderhawks
    The Granberg Bowl,  Awarded to the Western Conference season champion.
    Vilonia Red Dynasty
    The GPHM Trophy,  Awarded to the club finishing the regular season with the best overall record
    Nipawin Thunderhawks The Attack Cup,  Awarded to the 4 teams to win promotion. Roper ReddiesAguilita Hound DogsLevack Red ThunderGlenmont Jaguars Individual trophies and awards:The Fishbowl Trophy,  Awarded to the "player judged most valuable to his team".
    Tyler Diaz, Vilonia Red Dynasty The Mitts Trophy,  Awarded to the player who exhibited outstanding sportsmanship and gentlemanly conduct combined with a high standard of playing ability.
    Joshua Leiter, Nipawin Thunderhawks The Biscuit Trophy,  Awarded to the league's top goaltender.
    Matthys Henuset,  Nipawin Thunderhawks  The Clapper Trophy,  Awarded to the league's most outstanding rookie player.
    Not awarded for season one, will start with the season 1 draft.
    *Must play 9 games to qualify for award. (8/80 is 10%) The Howitzer Trophy,  Awarded to the player who leads the league in total points at the end of the regular season.
    Tyler Diaz, Vilonia Red Dynasty The Tripod Trophy,  Awarded to the defenseman who demonstrates throughout the season the greatest all-round ability in the position.
    Diego Camoranesi, Barons Free Spirits The Dangles Trophy,  Awarded to the top goal scorer in the regular season.
    Joshua Leiter, Nipawin Thunderhawks The Lumber Trophy,  Awarded to the most valuable player for his team in the playoffs.Keven Robidas-Manseau, Aguilita Hound Dogs 
     
     
     
     
     
     
    Open to ideas and tweaks.. even other GMs using the format to do thier own leagues.. 
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    MattBerserkers reacted to Deadwing in Top Jerseys   
    Ohh.. didn't notice this thread here for a while.
     
    Well thanks to Matt's pointers, I redesigned the jersey to a much darker color scheme, abandoning the orange completely. https://gameplanhockey.com/team?gpid=49-A
     
    My preferred jerseys since I've gone through them all...
     
    GHL: Deferiet Leopards (clean and distinctive jersey), Brass Castle Berzerkers and Missisauga Stealheads (both nice and easy to recognize)
     
    SHL: Crabtree Defenders, Rocky Mountain House Owls (I don't mind bright if it's just stylish enough)
     
    BHL: Summertown Sixpack (just because it's funny, yet kinda cool), Cape Girardeau Legends (Crisp and nice)
     
    CHL: Finnegan Serpents (One of the few ones where highlight works better than shadow), Dustin White Devils (Cool in its simplicity)
     
    IHL: Butte City Battlers (This league has more meh shirts than any other.. not sure if it's the high amount of computer managers maybe... didn't really check)
     
    LIHL: Fillmore Hillcats, Camden Nighthawks, Torrington Thunderbolts, Ripon Scorpions (nicely distinctive color scheme and easily recognizable), Gravenhurst Hounds (the cool is here), Natashquan Assassins (just like this one for some reason), Goldville Knights (really nice and neat jersey), Harrow Lynx (simply because I think I know where the idea of this shirt comes from), 
     
    Some people like brighter, some darker and some in between.. I was looking at the jerseys and trying to think would I recognize one later. This is kind of moot as well since you tend to remember your worst/best rivalries in any case. A lot of very nice ones, but also a lot of jerseys that I think the manager just didn't care enough to put in the effort.
     
    EDIT: I'm not big on New York Rangers, but as Matt pointed out on chat, the color scheme is not really widely represented, so I decided to run with it while it's still early. If the away jersey ever sees daylight, and I'm going to bug Anders about it until it does, I think using white base color with red highlights spiced with blue numbers and collar will fit quite nicely.
     
    Edit 2: ET2018, your jersey looks good, but it doesn't really make me go ooooh wow! My hometown team used grey jerseys at one point and it's just really doesn't kick me as a main color. I'm just one opinion though. It's very clean and crisp, so if I learn to hate your team enough, I'm sure it's as great of a color choice as any.
     
    Edit 3: Pullman T-Birds, I got you marked as an all time enemy. You took my old logo before I got here! Can't wait to meet you on ice. Fairplay tactic = ridiculously and overly violent!
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    MattBerserkers reacted to GamePlanHockey in Transfer deadline   
    A first reminder will now be sent to your inbox approx a week (in game time) before transfer deadline, a second reminder half a week before and also a reminder before the transfer window being opened again.
     
    Transfer deadline and opening are also displayed on the league schedule.
     
    Thanks for the feedback on this!
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    MattBerserkers reacted to GamePlanHockey in search max rating   
    It's now possible to filter for max values for all ratings plus for the player's overall.
     
    Thanks for the feedback
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    MattBerserkers reacted to GamePlanHockey in Stealth patches   
    I totally agree. The reason for these stealth patches is that I never felt quite finished with the release. I began to work on the first hotfix the minute after releasing 2.0 March 1st. And then came hotfix 2 and then 3... I thought I'd wait to announce the release in the change log until I had a clean and stable v2.0. But that's just stupid. The release has now been announced in the change log and all updates from now on will be announced in more fashionable manner.
     
    Thanks for the feedback.
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    MattBerserkers got a reaction from Naslund26 in Waivers   
    I disagree, it's a different system here an does not need to perfectly replicate NHL rules. Here, when a guy is given a 1-way deal he is being guaranteed his full salary and top-team play time. However, if he is doing horribly, or to expensive for a team he can be placed on waivers for others so that he may continue with others with his negotiated deal. Or else if your waiver slots are full, you can buy him out whenever. Also, if 1-way deal just had to wait out waivers for a couple days and then be able to get sent down, it would also enable hoarding of better players which has been an issue in the past.
     
    Waivers are there to give you an out to 3 horrible contracts at a time. Whether you signed those deals yourself, or else a previous manager, it opens up salary so that you aren't locked and forced to control a bad team for a number of seasons.
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    MattBerserkers got a reaction from Erzac in Waivers   
    I disagree, it's a different system here an does not need to perfectly replicate NHL rules. Here, when a guy is given a 1-way deal he is being guaranteed his full salary and top-team play time. However, if he is doing horribly, or to expensive for a team he can be placed on waivers for others so that he may continue with others with his negotiated deal. Or else if your waiver slots are full, you can buy him out whenever. Also, if 1-way deal just had to wait out waivers for a couple days and then be able to get sent down, it would also enable hoarding of better players which has been an issue in the past.
     
    Waivers are there to give you an out to 3 horrible contracts at a time. Whether you signed those deals yourself, or else a previous manager, it opens up salary so that you aren't locked and forced to control a bad team for a number of seasons.