flowbish1 reacted to Paul T in My thoughts on endurance
Here's my 2 8 cents on Endurance. I don't have any input on the initial post, other than that I agree with everything stated - this is more in response to "how relevant is the Endurance attribute".
Endurance impacts the game in two ways - Performance and Injuries. Or a better way to look at it is, Endurance impacts a player's Health... and a player's Health impacts Performance and Injuries.
1. Players with a low Endurance rating get tired faster (assuming training intensity and ice time are equal). Players who are tired/exhausted, in theory, will perform less than their attributes indicate. How much less, I have no idea. If a player has 99 skating and if they are fatigued they perform as if they are a 95 skating, then that's still pretty good. I don't think it's known how much ratings actually drop for tired/exhausted players.
2. Endurance is one of the many factors that impact a players Health - and low Health (tired/exhausted) can have an impact on injuries. There are other factors that impact health such as training intensity and ice time... and other factors that impact injuries such as how the other team plays (hard/dirty), being hit and a players own injury proneness. So the injury thing is not as simple as saying a player with 60 Endurance should get injured more than a player with 90 Endurance since there are so many other factors.
So my takeaway is that players with lower endurance, if not managed properly, "should" get tired faster and thus, perform worse and get injured more - but that doesn't necessarily mean it will happen. Someone in great shape who eats well and exercises "should" live longer than someone in bad shape who eats like crap... but that's not always the case. Don't like that analogy, ok... someone who graduates college "should" turn out more successful than someone who doesn't, but again, not always the case (Bill Gates). Much like the game, there is an element of randomness to life as well as many other factors.
(a.) my own observations playing the game (i.e. most of my long term injuries and/or players who get injured multiple times per season have been suffered by players with a low Endurance rating)... although I haven't noticed much difference on the performance side.
(b.) a post from Anders a long time ago confirming this is how it should work (forget which topic, I'd have to find it)
flowbish1 reacted to Wick Schozen in Season 5 General Chat
I was thinking about it when coming back to the game but almost four months for a season would have been too long for me. I feel like the 12 hour simulation is perfect to still be on top of everything while having the season progress at a good pace.
If Anders ever introduced an 8 hour day game world that would be heroin. I'd flunk out of school
flowbish1 reacted to Paul T in General user guide
In the game. What you are saying makes a lot of sense. I was just putting a bit of stock into what the game said as well.
Dump and Chase
"An offensive strategy in which a team shoots (or "dumps") the puck into the attacking zone and aggressively pursues it in hopes of retrieving possession and setting up a scoring chance. Most effective for teams with enough speed and size to force opposing defensemen off the puck."
"Pros: Good for teams with limited puck skills and effective against very defensive teams with a passive approach"
"Player characteristics: Speedy and gritty players that can work hard"
"In the spread, once the opponent takes the puck behind his net, a forechecking winger moves from the right to flush him out. The other winger then moves from the opposite side and forces the enemy skater to get rid of the puck.
"Player characteristics: Speedy and physical players"
This would seem to insinuate that a player with higher Skating and Physical attributes would in fact have a defensive advantage. Not to say that they are more important than the "Defense" rating, but if Defense is the same.
Hence my attraction to fast and physical players.
flowbish1 reacted to Wick Schozen in Blog Posts and other updates on our site
Yeah and at the very least if there is no chemistry built into the game engine yet there are still ways to try and improve the output of your players. The game performance average is a good measurement of if roster tweeks have helped. If I have a guy who's performing in the low 70s but I think he should be performing better I will shuffle him around to try and improve that.
flowbish1 reacted to Wick Schozen in Warman Aussies (Buzzer)
Aussies Hot Streak, When's Schozen Streaking
Just over the quarter way mark of the season the Warman Aussies have taken hold of a promotion position. Sitting 2nd in the Western Conference and slowly gaining on the Highland Blazers who should prove to be a difficult team to catch with only 29 goals against through 23 games.
Regardless the Aussies have put their season back on track going 12-0-1-1 in their last 14 after a shaky start to the season. The turnaround coincides with their goaltending tandem returning to form with Lennart Fransson sitting on a .911 and Robin Guilmaine who is currently in the AAHL while Fransson takes the reins through a tough schedule, is posting a .907 and climbing.
The return of Danial Swilley to the lineup right as the team went on their run proved to the team and fanbase that his presence is an integral part of the team. He posted 10 points in that 14 game span on the backend. Beyond his offensive contributions, anytime a team can insert an 85 overall defenseman into their top 4 in the SHL is going to have an impact.
Aiding to Swilley’s return is the signing of 81 overall defenseman Bryce Durfee from free agency. Posting 4 points through his first four games with the team. His inclusion into the lineup gives the Aussies a defensive core that has an overall average of 83 with the demotion of Iisakki Mantyla to the minors.
The emergence of Jaimie Arterburn on the second line who posted 13 points in that span before going down with a ten game injury in the 14th game. His play which catapulted him into the top 15 goal scorers league wide was an invaluable development during the Aussies run. How the team can adjust to maintain scoring throughout their roster will be integral to continue amassing points towards their promotion efforts.
Wick Schozen has gone on the record that the Aussies are actively working the phones right now in search of some further depth at center. All four of their centerman are posting a 74 performance score or lower. Being a team with so much talent surrounding the middle of the ice there is no excuse for the teams centerman, comprised of distributors and two way players, to be under performing.
“We’re in communication with teams around the league. Trying to figure out a deal that both sides can be satisfied with is proving difficult. We believe the Aussies can find success with this roster, but I wouldn’t be doing my job if I wasn’t finding ways to improve what we have.”
The particular target for the middle of the ice is not yet known. Are they trying to bring is someone that will supplant Nael Broadhurst from the top line? Shifting everyone down the middle down a spot and sending Matteo Bellini down to the minors. Or are they happy with the top of the lineup and instead looking to add depth.
Bellini and Henrik Henriksen are out of place in their current standing in the lineup. Henriksen’s strong offensive abilities should have him playing in the top 6. But his defensive deficiencies hold him sheltered on the teams fourth line. While Bellini would be better suited in a fourth line role due to his offensive shortcomings. Although without a defensively responsible centerman capable of taking his place on the third line, the bottom of the lineup down the middle remains in gridlock.
All being told, the Warman Aussies are now right where they wanted to be. After the 4 of their next 5 games that are against top 5 teams from either conference their schedule will reset to the start of its rotation. If the Aussies can hold their position in the standings through the next five, they give themselves a good opportunity to create some separation in the standings from the rest of the teams outside of the top 2. By making up for disappointing losses they had at the start of the season in this next cycle of the schedule the Aussies can start to cement their march to promotion.
flowbish1 reacted to Wick Schozen in Warman Aussies (Buzzer)
There were definitely some snide remarks from other tables on the GHL draft floor after Wick Schozen went up for his fifth and final pick of the first round. The jarring began after his third pick in the top fifteen.
“Leave some good ones for the rest of us!” Was heard from the Wintersville Lancers table who own only a 2nd round pick, the 40th selection, after their first round pick was used by Schozen to select defenseman Jachym Pauliak.
With the 25th selection on the clock, Wick took the podium again to select forward Jason Mellor with their final selection of the first round. By now many managers were besides themselves at the lunacy of this. With five more selections to follow through to the conclusion of the second round, the notion that one team can make nearly 20% of the picks on the first day of the draft was not favorable on the draft floor.
The Northdale Whales table, run by a former rival Matti Suominen from their Howitzer days, made sure to share their positive outlook on the situation.
“It’s good to see you finally getting some exercise in!”
Their implication of Schozen’s clear degraded physique after years of exile running the drinking hole of small town Warman while ‘tongue-in-cheek’ had some merit. When Schozen met with the media following the draft it was clear that the ten trips to the podium had fatigued the veteran GM. Not helping the situation was the Warman Aussies table being placed at the very back of the room. Upon demotion Warman relinquished all of their GHL draft selections, so regardless of their arsenal of picks, they were banished to the back reaches of the conference hall.
Nonetheless Schozen sat with the media for a good duration, possibly for the lack of will to get up and leave, regardless a good picture was painted of the Warman general managers perception of their first day on the draft floor.
“With our first pick at fourth overall we were able to take a player that we believe in a couple seasons down the line will emerge as the best player from this draft class. The development Aaron Mallard showed down their in the tire fire that was Forest Park in the U.S league, it speaks volumes of what he’ll be able to achieve.”
The taking of Mallard with the fourth overall pick after he finished with a final draft ranking of 18 was viewed as a very off the board pick.
“We looked into the potential of trading down a couple picks. But at the end of the day if we felt we were taking a player that could be the best player in the draft why let the schmucks that compile the rankings influence our selection process. I’m sure there are other smart teams in the league that recognized his talent and he might not have been available at the 9th spot where we were picking next.”
With their next selection they took defenseman Pauliak. Another player that was taken ahead of his ranking, a trend of the day for not only Warman but many of the teams on draft day. The top goaltender Simon Holmer was taken 2nd overall after being ranked outside of the top 15 and Franscisco McPake shot up the draft board almost as much as Mallard to fourth.
“With Pauliak we are taking who we know to be the best defenseman in the draft at this moment. I’ve seen enough other worldly talented 17 year olds have their career trajectory fall on its face because of arrogance. We’ll see with this kid if he has the sack to stay above his peers. His offensive game where it stands is a non factor in the GHL. If he can take the proper strides next year in the SHL he’ll be a good player. If he doesn’t, well I just used a top ten pick on a 5’9 shutdown defender. If that’s the case I’m not sure I want to come to work every day to be reminded of my wife in the bedroom. I’ll find better accommodations for him.”
The next three picks of the Aussies saw them select defenseman Danial Swilley, who fell from being ranked in the top 10 to the 13th selection. Followed by defenseman Petro Kovalchuk at 20 and forward Jason Mellor at 25, both of whom were originally ranked outside of the first round.
“Well Swilley falling to us at 13 was a pleasant surprise. We think he has the potential to be a really good defenseman. The selection of Petro was on the persistence of one of our scouts who backed the selection with the wellbeing of his family. I’d never seen the kid play but I’m more curious about how a kid with a name like that is an America? I swear if we lose a player to ICE operatives deporting an immigrant I don’t care what kind of player he turns into, that scouts family is ..”
What about Mellor, a reporter interjected?
“Mellor from what I understand is a 5’6 midget on the ice, great all round game but a p***y when it counts. Let’s hope this runt can do enough in the first period to earn his pay.”
Outside of the first round the Aussies selected forward, Gotfrids Ziemelis (30th), defenseman, Adolfo Kapp (36th), two goaltenders, Robin Guilmaine (42nd) and Thomas Whyte (48th) and centerman Nael Broadhurst (43rd). During the remainder of the press conference Schozen didn’t go into much detail about each player, but gave special attention to Guilmaine and Broadhurst.
“Well Guily probably would have been the top rated goalie if he didn’t miss half of his 16 year old season to a skiing accident. I swear these rich Canadian families don’t have the capitalistic asset management of their children like American families do. This kid could’ve been starting for a GHL team next season. Instead they take a family vacation to Banff and next thing you know their meal ticket child is falling to the second round because he can't avoid stagnant trees on the slopes and is now being seized by a team headed to the SHL. And that Broadhurst kid. I like him, he reminds me of my own son before he disappointed all of us and said he wanted to join the peace corps. This kid is full of talent and just needs some direction. He’ll get a chance on the first line as Mallard’s centerman. For a 6’6 kid he’s weaker than a starved mutt, but we’ll feed him some steak from Warman’s number one slaughter house restaurant, Gutter Jims. Our loyal sponsor and the best feed you can get in town for a measly $10. Head on down to Gutter Jims for a family dining experience like no other. With a complete open glass panorama view of the slaughter house, Jims is the only place you can see the guts spilt from the animals that will soon fill yours.”
With that Schozen got up from the podium without any announcement and resigned to the convention center bar. Through some investigative sports journalism it was relayed to us from someone close to the bartender that Wick will not be in attendance to make the three selections his Aussies hold in the SHL draft held on day 100. The reasons for such absence are of the sorts that he refuses to sit in the same room as “the mouth breathers who run the teams coming up from the BHL.”
Wick Schozen’s reemergence to the professional hockey scene appears to be continuing in the same capacity that it was before his absence. We’ll be sure to keep you updated on his exploits as he tries to navigate this fresh team of 18 year olds out of the SHL.
flowbish1 reacted to Eric Welsh in Historical stats
I would like to see a deeper statistical record tracking stats/rosters from past seasons.
I plan on running my team for a long time and I would like to be able to look back from time to time to see what my roster looked like in season 13/16/18, what the standings were that year, what the stats were.
I currently only see basic win-loss record info.
Maybe I haven't found the correct screen yet, but that's something that would interest me.
flowbish1 got a reaction from Steve in Line-Up position
I think it is fair that you compete in your own game. I only play in Clapper, and your team has always been in GHL. Have you ever tried in other worlds to take a team in the LIHL and get it promoted, all the way to GHL? Because to me, that is the best aspect of this game, so much that if i get to the GHL, and will strongly consider going back in the LIHL and start over.
flowbish1 reacted to ET2018 in What to do when you get promoted
This. I did better in the SHL because I used my draft picks to get GHL-level players, and if you are lucky, you can find some old guys in free agency that are above your league level too and come cheap. Don't be afraid to trade draft picks. Your focus should be on promotion until the GHL anyways.
You can be competitive, just make sure your guys aren't below the league level and be aggressive with player acquisition.
flowbish1 reacted to ET2018 in What to do when you get promoted
Reset your entire team. That's the secret. Scout rosters ahead of time and see what ratings are needed to be competitive. Keep those guys only and release the rest before the season ends. If you have folks already signed to new deals and are not competitive, assign them to your affiliate and/or trade them.
Some people like to keep their players and stick with them, but the truth is most game worlds suffer from high rating inflation, which makes keeping old rosters difficult.
flowbish1 got a reaction from littleb in S27 General Chat
What a (first) season in the SHL! I started 1-0-0-9 and at one point i was about 12-0-1-23, and then, i flushed 2 veteran and it took off. With 4 games left, i'm at .500! The gap between BHL and SHL was huge, and the SHL was very competitive this year (i'm not sure the 1st team will have more than 120pts), but i did it, i didn't get relegated.
flowbish1 reacted to Glawing in Hoarding Players
Hi all of you!
Just for your information we (Anders and I) are following most discussion in the forum and listen to all inputs in the game!
Just because we don't answer doesn't mean we don't care. =)
In this particular discussion we not sure how to sort it, YET!
Keep you posted!
Enjoy the game!
flowbish1 reacted to rainsilent in Why do I keep losing (help a new member)
So the primary issues are that your checking line only has 1 decent checking type player and you have no two way defenders. Never mind the role that you set for your players. Basically you got players trying to do things that they aren't good at doing. Also all of your defensemen are defensive defensemen. You can set them to match line but stay at home would likely be best for most if not all of them. Only one of your forwards makes for a suitable player on a checking line so scrap the checking line for a two way line and adjust players as necessary.
Finally team tactics wise set it to what you want it to be. The players will develop into the tactics that you choose. Just know that it may take time to do. Also you don't necessarily need a 7th defender however seeing as how most of your defenders have relatively low endurance ratings if you find your defenders getting tired a lot it may be an option worth exploring. That said only playing 1 on each PP would almost do the same thing as it will actively cut down the amount of time on ice the defenders are getting and that alone may be enough.
flowbish1 reacted to granpubah in Why do I keep losing (help a new member)
Hi. I just promoted from LIHL to IHL in biscuit. My 1st year was great my 2nd season was a disaster. So rather than change the style of play you inherited, concentrate on next season's draft and free agents. Get a good a goalie! Check the players in the next draft. take time to find the players that fit your system and make sure to shortlist them and order your shortlist in the preference you want. That does not mean you'll get the players you want but you're more likely not to get a draft full of garbage. Good luck
flowbish1 reacted to littleb in Questionable trades...
You are correct and I don't disagree with your feelings about it being a bit crappy, I am just disagreeing that it is cheating. Using a weak computer trading system to his advantage... absolutely but this should motivate the devs to somehow make it harder for these type of trades to happen rather than kicking him out for cheating.
When I think of cheating... the guys who go into a team drop the players then sign into another one to pick them up is what I think of.