Mattti0

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    Mattti0 reacted to canucks357 in Communication (in GHL)   
    So, I decided to brave it and complete a trade - shame the experience earlier has made me trigger shy. Anyways, made a deal with a team destined for the SHL. Received a single player on a one-way contract that would be lost for nothing in exchange for a myriad of defensive assets. Owner negotiated an additional player to be added in from my first offer - all are on two-way deals (and those expiring will surely accept another two-way deal before the season is up) and will benefit him next season.
     
    Sidebar: Does anyone know when the "I'm happy with my contract" will be removed and we can negotiate deals with players on expiring contracts?
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    Mattti0 got a reaction from Wick Schozen in Communication (in GHL)   
    Something what looks suspicious to you looks clear for other. At least with current GHL salary cap there is very much space to hoard good SHL players and trade those to SHL for picks and lower league contracts (free release) and hope that SHL picks converts to GHL picks. Also freshly promoted teams needs to make a lot of job to get good enought team to hold their position on GHL.
     
    So, please communicate to each other before reporting.
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    Mattti0 got a reaction from sonstone in Communication (in GHL)   
    Something what looks suspicious to you looks clear for other. At least with current GHL salary cap there is very much space to hoard good SHL players and trade those to SHL for picks and lower league contracts (free release) and hope that SHL picks converts to GHL picks. Also freshly promoted teams needs to make a lot of job to get good enought team to hold their position on GHL.
     
    So, please communicate to each other before reporting.
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    Mattti0 got a reaction from canucks357 in Communication (in GHL)   
    Something what looks suspicious to you looks clear for other. At least with current GHL salary cap there is very much space to hoard good SHL players and trade those to SHL for picks and lower league contracts (free release) and hope that SHL picks converts to GHL picks. Also freshly promoted teams needs to make a lot of job to get good enought team to hold their position on GHL.
     
    So, please communicate to each other before reporting.
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    Mattti0 got a reaction from ColoKrabatt in Communication (in GHL)   
    Something what looks suspicious to you looks clear for other. At least with current GHL salary cap there is very much space to hoard good SHL players and trade those to SHL for picks and lower league contracts (free release) and hope that SHL picks converts to GHL picks. Also freshly promoted teams needs to make a lot of job to get good enought team to hold their position on GHL.
     
    So, please communicate to each other before reporting.
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    Mattti0 reacted to sonstone in Communication (in GHL)   
    I've been accused of cheating before. It sucks! A lot of new managers read threads about the old days... when the computer would cough up first round picks just because you were nice enough to send an offer. So, they think it's cheating when they see one go through. They think the computer accepted the first offer... without giving you credit for the effort it takes to work out a computer trade these days.
    Managers don't always realize that once you get to GHL, there is no league above you to trade big contracts to. So, you have to clear salary in bits and pieces. They see a trade go through and get upset because one of their competitors got a good deal... even though you made the same offer to every team in the lower league who had enough cap space to take on the players you're shopping.
    I hear the "you didn't give up a first round pick, so the trade wouldn't have happened in real life," argument a lot. Do the math. Those GHL second rounders would be first round picks in the NHL.
    Let's try to remember that not liking something doesn't make it cheating. If you're not going to give someone the benefit of the doubt, at least send a message or two to other veteran GHL/SHL managers and ask what they think. They can probably tell you exactly what's happening... and you might make new friends along the way.
     
    Cheers,
    Lee
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    Mattti0 reacted to littleb in Age of Managers?   
    The age we start playing online because we realize our dreams of playing in the NHL are officially done
     
    Or maybe because we are more apt to want to hide from our work, kids or spouce?
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    Mattti0 reacted to ColoKrabatt in Age of Managers?   
    @Matti0  I thought, from our conversations, that You're slightly older.    Well we are equal, I'm 25 too.
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    Mattti0 reacted to Paul T in Age of Managers?   
    I'm 38
    Feel 25
    Act 10
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    Mattti0 reacted to canucks357 in Communication (in GHL)   
    Tedious, but I see why you did it. I normally just look at who has cap space and would most likely be interested and send similar offers there. Thanks for your feedback and good luck making the step from SHL to GHL!
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    Mattti0 reacted to ET2018 in Communication (in GHL)   
    The automatic ban thing needs some revamping. At the very least, there should be human review involved.
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    Mattti0 reacted to Paul T in Communication (in GHL)   
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    I agree with you.  Especially if you aren't just trading with the same team over and over again, it should not be considered cheating.  Although I am not in Howitzer so I'm not fully aware of what shenanigans you guys have going on over there
     
    I'm not saying that every manager should have to waste their time doing this, but here is a good example.  Last season was my 1st in SHL after just having promoted from BHL.  I had 9-10 players who would have made good 1st/2nd line players in BHL and wanted to trade them down for picks.  Instead of just attempting the trade to see who bit, I sent a personal message to every single BHL manager listing every player that was available and what I was asking or stating I'd accept best offer (simple copy and paste).  I'm sure it was annoying for some, but I did it for this exact reason that if I eventually made a trade, I didn't want other BHL managers feeling cheated - and didn't feel like being accused of cheating.  I ended up trading with 2 different teams.  Those two teams got better as a result (I think), but the offer was there for everyone.
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    Mattti0 reacted to canucks357 in Communication (in GHL)   
    TL;DR - Shoot people a message before reporting cheating. The explanation may make sense and the consequences of a suspension may be dire for bubble teams.
     
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    Fellow howitzer managers,
     
    I wanted to take a moment to ask for better communication and use of the in-game mail service. 
     
    A backstory:
     
    I took over a GHL team that was clearly bound for the SHL. Once in the SHL I only made promotion back to the GHL on the last day of the season. There, I clawed and scraped by way into a promotion/relegation battle and was able to stick in the GHL for a second season - something that is not easy to do from what I'm told. The icing on the cake, a first overall pick. Coming into this season, I feel I have made my team stronger, younger, and more competitive. Patching holes with short-term contracts and injecting some promising youth into the roster. However, my team now finds itself (likely) in a massive hole to start the season since I've been suspended.
     
    Commentary:
     
    This isn't some rage-quit or boo-hoo message. I'm simply asking that instead of marking transfers as suspicious and banning me from my team for a week, why not write me a message and ask for an explanation first? When you are on the bubble of relegating you have to be active with your team to try to stay up. Every move I made I did so with this in mind and felt the offer had benefits for each party. When you make lots of moves, one is bound to look imbalanced be it in my or another team's favour.
     
    I'm not sure what exactly caused people to be concerned with my transaction habits. I've given up a good player to get nothing in return in the interest of offloading salary. I've also absorbed salary on a good player who would've become a free agent after a team relegates. These trades often involve a dialogue between the two managers so each has an understanding of the wants/needs of each - something an outsider may not grasp. If anyone wants to point out where I "went wrong" I'd be happy to learn what is not considered socially acceptable transactions. But keep in mind, everyone has a different value system when it comes to trading and giving up ABC for XYZ may seem like the best course of action for one person but a gross miscalculation for another.
     
    I'd hope in the future there'll be a bit more communication between managers. I've have a continued dialogue with several GHL/SHL managers and enjoy the negotiation and "wheeling and dealing". It doesn't take much to shoot someone a message if something looks fishy, and ask for an explanation. Problem is, it takes even less effort to just click a button and have someone suspended for a week. It is a struggle to stay in the GHL as a newly promoted team, I know it all too well as every point is huge. I hope for better communication and a little forethought before well-established teams click a button and, in all reality, make the difference between next season in the SHL/GHL for a club like mine.
     
    Have a good long weekend,
    -Goderich Goblins Management
     
     
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    Mattti0 got a reaction from ColoKrabatt in Introduce yourself   
    Haven't yet introduced myself here.
     
    I've been manager of Northdale Wild now for 9 seasons and got just promotion to GHL first time in team history. Started from LIHL and my position after first season there was 12th. It has been long journey but now the fight for Golden Cup starts. It's gonna be a rocky road as there is not many GHL level FA's available but in long term let's hope we can hold our league position as long as possible.
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    Mattti0 reacted to Wick Schozen in Assistant reports - Download   
    You're a deadset genius. Funny thing, when I was doing the rebuild with my team I used to take screenshots of every page in the assistants report. Ended up having a folder that was almost a GB in just photos. 
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    Mattti0 reacted to Wick Schozen in Need some help with team advice   
    The best way to go about it is to look at the definitions of the individual tactics and then compare them to your team. So if you have a team with really high passing and puck handling then puck possession would be an ideal tactic. Finding the best tactic for your team is best accomplished when you are completely familiar with the players that you have which can be especially difficult when you've only just taken control.
     
    If you are in line for promotion you'll have a good opportunity to sign players that fit the style that you want your team to play and get rid of those that you don't. A lot of your guys will be on 'lower league contracts' once you are promoted so you can release them without any penalty to your salary cap. You can find their contract status on their transfer page after promotion or conversely they can just be buried on your affiliate. 
     
    If you have anymore questions don't hesitate to ask, I'm sure more managers will chime in with their take on the topic. 
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    Mattti0 reacted to Paul T in The Humor Therapy Thread   
    Oops!
     
     

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    Mattti0 reacted to Wick Schozen in Hoarding Players   
    I don't want to put down another manager and all input is good and different perspectives cultivate discussion. So please don't take this as me attacking your statement, I'm just merely referencing your statement. 
     
    Unless the salary cap was reduced there is not much strategy that goes into accumulating a large number of players for the affiliate beyond maybe assigning a player to gain the cap space so you get assign a recently signed player and promote your original active one. 
     
    A roster cap would force managers to make a calculated and strategic decision on the future outlook on their roster because they'd need to assess the value of their players when they are against the roster limit and choose who is worth keeping and who is worth moving. It would also create situations where managers would need to off load contracts when they are too close to the maximum which would stimulate roster movement and increase the player pool available to lower league managers. 
     
    Measures have been taken to reduce development rates so players abilities are more realistic relative to the top league and below. But the full effects of the development reduction are still a ways away in some game worlds. A roster limit could also influence this transition as it would almost force players to align into their true league level or world crimple managers who keep said player for the sake of not giving them up. 
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    Mattti0 reacted to MattBerserkers in Another One Way Question   
    The contracts still work mostly the same as before there were affiliates. If a guy signs in a higher league and then is traded down, he gets a 1-way contract.
     
    However I haven't really heard your situation brought up before even though it's definitely weird considering that you want to send him to the same league that he was just in. Maybe a solution would be players to keep the lowest league affiliates that they can play for constant and to have it as a notification on the players transfer page. Similar weirdness would happen for a player with a one-way being traded up and then being put on an affiliate. Maybe if a guy gets sent up, any new higher division affiliates that a team has is allowed to take the player. Any affiliates that the player couldn't play in before due to his contract stay locked.
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    Mattti0 reacted to MattBerserkers in Move message REPLY button to top of page   
    I'm sure that I've said this before, but I think that there should be a message button right here:
     
     
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    Mattti0 got a reaction from Steve in Hoarding Players   
    So it's like over 60 players totally
     
    I agree that promotion situation if you have done longer term plan to lower level and have many multi-year contracts.
     
    I would like to reduce affiliate teams count to one per team. Roster size could be limited somewhere around 30 to 35. This still have some space to have your legacy players from lower level and I bet that no all players have promotion contract so you can free buyout some lower league contracts. Limit should be fulfilled in the start or beginning of regular season (e.g. between day 7 and day 10) so you can play some friendlies with wider roster and then put unwanted players to waivers or buyout/free release them. Or then your assist will put players to waivers.
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    Mattti0 reacted to canucks in Current road map   
    Hey,
     
    It'd be great if we could get an update to the road map, with the new year and all
     
    Thanks!
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    Mattti0 reacted to MattBerserkers in Hoarding Players   
    For these reasons, I feel like a roster limit of 30 would be too small. Imo, it should be around 50 just to not give another disadvantage to promoting teams.
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    Mattti0 reacted to Paul T in SHL Waiver claim   
    SHL teams can claim GHL players on 2-way contracts.  1-way contracts are still blocked.
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    Mattti0 got a reaction from EXXEO in Search agent   
    I suggest that game should have search agent which send you a message if player maching your filters is set to waivers, released or set to tradeblock. Otherwise assist could inform manager if interested player listed to waivers. This way we get probably more traffic for waived players.