Paul T

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  1. Accomplished on Day 76 by Jeremie Cline. Receives $2M roster bonus on top of his $8M salary.
  2. 25% of the season left to go - update above in blue.
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    v2.4.0

    Also, the descriptions seem to indicate the Greed trait order is something like... Greedy, Hard to Please, Reasonable, Compliant, Humble, Eager, Easy Going
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    v2.4.0

    Hey Anders @Anders Granberg, First - thanks for this update. This is something I've had in my mind for some time that will add a great deal of complexity to the game and should force managers to carefully construct a team rather than just sign the best players possible and stack the lineup. Glad to see this made into reality. Second - I wanted to address a few topics that came up today in the Cage chat on Discord. ....The first is the impact to Winner Instinct. I view this as minor in comparison since it's unknown exactly how much WI impacts actual team performance, but many of us are wondering if the new values are legit. It seems like almost every team's WI has dropped significantly. In Cage GHL there is only 1 Heroic team and 2 Strong teams. There are 6 teams with OK... 14 teams with Weak... and 5 teams with Paralyzed. One manager mentioned that player happiness in terms of contracts now has a bigger impact on this - and I know first hand that most of my fellow managers are super cheap ... so maybe it's all accurate. But the drop seems to be drastic, even for teams who seem to have decent contracts and all players are happy, so figured I would address it to see if maybe something is off. ... The second is the specific Roles that players prefer and may ask for during contract negotiations. Many managers have mentioned that almost all their players are seeking a "playmaker" role, even when another role seems to fit better. I forget the examples that were used, but I have a few of my own that I can share below. In the first set of screenshots, my forward Langevin's stats would indicate he would be decent at pretty much everything other than being a playmaker given his low passing. His Player Roles page also seems to agree, but his preferred role is playmaker. In the second set, my defenseman Folan's stats would indicate he is a great Stay at Home, goodTwo Way and horrible Offensive dman. Again, the Player Roles also swing that way, but his preferred role is Offensive. Many were wondering if this was somehow on purpose or if the players were taking their rating into consideration (i.e. a player who wants 1st or 2nd line duties will be sniper or playmaker only... player on 3rd line is two way, etc.) instead of their actual attributes. This was a heavy topic of discussion today, so figured I'd make a post to get some clarity. Thanks! Paul
  5. Paul T

    Manager Graveyard

    Season 5 is a bad season to quit because you're losing. The draft is stacked at the top.
  6. It is either $1.99 or $2.99. Pretty sure the funds are based on your location, so assuming US, then likely USD. And the subscription is monthly only. But Anders can give you exact answers in advance if needed. [email protected]
  7. The fee would be listed on the sign up page before you accept the terms of use - and to my knowledge there are no tiers, just a flat fee. If you want information in advance, you can probably contact [email protected] And yeah, still pretty active. Seems to die down a bit on weekends, though. The forums are used a lot less these days due to the new chat feature and the addition of Discord. The Change Log has all the new feature along with road map items: https://forums.gmgames.org/forum/297-change-log/
  8. Third of the season update: 1) Rafael Bolduc - 89 OVR Forward ... most GHL goals. Bolduc has 13 goals and is currently 6 goals back of the leaders (Whitely and Breton, 19). Probably not possible to catch them as they are playing lights out, but a Top 5 finish in goals for Bolduc would be a success. Bolduc now at 31 goals, currently tied for 5th, and 5 back of Elie-Breton. Still eyeing that top 5 finish, hoping for top 2. 2) Kvido Zluky - 86 OVR Defenseman ... most GHL Points by a defenseman. Zluky currently has 17 points. Leader has 24. I expect a late season surge. Although he will have to catch his own teammate first, Nickerson, who has 22. Zluky has 43 points. The leader has 54. This one is slowly slipping away. He is currently 3rd in +/- and the pair of Zluky-Nickerson is Corsi 60 and PDO 70. Can't ask for much more. 3a) Henri Pohl - 83 OVR Goalie ... I want this guy to win Vezina. Given his low endurance and the fact that my team wins might be lower than usual, I don't think that is possible. Instead, I am going to try and get him 50-55 starts with the goal of GHL's best save percentage. Abort! Abort! I folded on this one early and I'm not happy about it. But Pohl shouldn't have been as bad as he was. Oh well. Time to move on. 3b) I will play the hot hand in goal and Pohl will be given a long leash to keep the starting job. In the event George Mercredi earns the starting job from Pohl, the same goal applies. This guy has been a dud as well. A couple of games ago he blew a 4-0 lead halfway through the second. High expectations for a pair of Heroic veterans did not work out. 4) Svend Clausen - 82 OVR Forward ... most GHL Points and/or Goals by a rookie. Another dud. Clausen has 1 point in 10 games and has spent most of the season in the AAHL. My goals for the less skilled players were a bit unreasonable. Lesson learned. 4 points in 20 games. All assists. Hopefully he bounces back next season with a more consistent role. 5) Jeremie Cline - 97 OVR Center ... best GHL +/-. Cline is sitting at +18. Leader is +24. This can change in a blink. Cline is a +38. The leader is +46. This one is still in reach, although there are 2 other Stealheads, Nickerson and Zluky, sitting at +40. 6) Any single player on the Stealheads to record a Gordie Howe Hattrick. If accomplished, that player will earn a $2M roster bonus. Not yet, but hopeful. Still nothing. Very disappointing.
  9. Updated as of Day 10. That will be the final update for Season 5.
  10. Yeah, I had a ton, especially in the days leading up to the draft. There was one day with 30+ messages to the same manager. Once you delete them all it's worth it. The menu taking forever to load was driving me nuts. It's worth the 10-20 mins to delete them all.
  11. I did it in about 10 minutes. Are you using your phone or laptop? If laptop, you can open like 10 tabs at a time.
  12. I deleted all of my World Messages and most of my World PMs and the page load time is now approximately 5 seconds compared to the previous 15-20 seconds. A noticeable difference. Still a slight lag from the other tabs which take about a second to load, but much better. Agree with Deadwing - with Discord and the new messaging system, we probably don't have a use for the World PMs.
  13. Now that you mention it, for me it is both. When I originally try to load the Manager tab and when switching to the history tab. Also, when deleting messages, it takes quite a while for the page to load again. And it's only the Manager tab... Team, League and Transfers all load quickly.
  14. Still feel this way.
  15. I’ll throw an update on these Day 8 or 9.
  16. Looking through rosters to pick out players age 18-21 that have never played a GHL game before is not gonna happen. To me, a rookie is an 18 year old... not a 19 or 20 year old that was too sh!tty to play a game yet . If needed, I can change my silly goal from "rookie" to "18 year old". But for the purposes of this, only 18-year olds will apply. I like the second idea and something I had been thinking of myself last season. Let's see if we remember or have time.
  17. Season 5 Power Rankings - updated as of Day 10. Hopefully the excel/screenshot method is readable for everyone. EASTERN CONFERENCE WESTERN CONFERENCE Top 5 Offenses: 1) Slaughterville Red Tide 2) Sheshegwaning Dragons 3) Enigma Rage 4) Sault Ste Marie Battlin Bears 5) Big Delta Stealheads Top 5 Defenses: 1) Victoria Regals 2) Sheshegwaning Dragons 3) Ithaca Ricochet 4) Rome Trojans 5) Slaughterville Red Tide _______________________________________________________ The formula: Team OVR = (OFF + (DEF * 2) + (SG * 2)) / 26 Where: OFF = sum of 12 highest rated centers & forwards* DEF = sum of 6 highest rated defenders* SG = overall of starting goalie * unless managers provided their unique roster set-up Originally created by: Erzac
  18. For GPHM purposes, 18 years old.
  19. As many will see, the Big Delta Stealheads will be taking a few steps back in this season's power rankings and will be focusing on developing some younger players. We plan on remaining competitive in the hunt for the prestigious Golden Cup, but want to have some fun this season with individual player incentives. Below are a few I will be tracking this season. Mostly far fetched goals that will be difficult to attain given the tough competition - and frankly, I will be surprised if they are accomplished. Also important to note that I won't be doing anything out of the ordinary to try and force these goals other than my typical roster and tactical set up. Feel free to add your own (not limited to GHL). 1) Rafael Bolduc - 89 OVR Forward ... most GHL goals. 2) Kvido Zluky - 86 OVR Defenseman ... most GHL Points by a defenseman. 3a) Henri Pohl - 83 OVR Goalie ... I want this guy to win Vezina. Given his low endurance and the fact that my team wins might be lower than usual, I don't think that is possible. Instead, I am going to try and get him 50-55 starts with the goal of GHL's best save percentage. 3b) I will play the hot hand in goal and Pohl will be given a long leash to keep the starting job. In the event George Mercredi earns the starting job from Pohl, the same goal applies. 4) Svend Clausen - 82 OVR Forward ... most GHL Points and/or Goals by a rookie. 5) Jeremie Cline - 97 OVR Center ... best GHL +/-. 6) Any single player on the Stealheads to record a Gordie Howe Hattrick. If accomplished, that player will earn a $2M roster bonus.
  20. Paul T

    National Team: Italy

    Yoooo... I was thinking the same thing!
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    National Team: Italy

    Carrying over a tradition from game world Biscuit, I present the Cage Italian National Team for Season 5. This was a bit time consuming, but enjoyable to pull together. Led by 88 overall power forward, Oscar Bresciano, and 87 overall offensive defenseman, Vitaliy Leon - both of whom play for GHL's Eldred Elite. There are also a few youngsters to watch who will be stars for years to come. 18 year old forwards Leonardo Piatti and Matias Boudianski, who were GHL 1st round picks this past season - along with defenseman Michael Papa Waigo, who was a GHL 1st round pick the season prior. Captained by 23 year old, 80 overall defenseman, Luca Bonera.
  22. Hi all, As we are currently in silly season in Cage, this crossed my mind again. This idea gained some traction in the focus group prior to the reset. I'm wondering if it would be a huge level of effort to program.
  23. Absolutely. No explanation necessary. I just needed to voice support for my guy. I'm not like that other manager who used to get all butt-hurt over the awards and ended up quitting. Also, it was a good opportunity to throw some shade at Shore and Lang
  24. Thanks for pulling these together. Is it just me or does someone from the Steelers always take the Roid Rage Trophy? Their strength and conditioning coaches are doing something right over there! Slightly bummed that Pohl didn't get Vezina consideration. Agree with Cutter winning, but Pohl is better than those other two scrubs, Shore and Lang. It's my own fault for not realizing his greatness until midway through the season. I need to do a better job of getting him more games.