ET2018

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    ET2018 got a reaction from Peekaboo in Season 2 General Chat   
    Back at the top of the league...*knock on wood*
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    ET2018 reacted to bouncer in Season 2 General Chat   
    And again against my Hawks... Haywood and your defense are insane.
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    ET2018 got a reaction from Steve in Cage GHL Individual Season Awards - Second "hot" take!   
    Using my own special formula that is completely arbitrary and unilateral, here are my awards for the inaugural season of the cage GHL season.
     
    Most Valuable Player
     
    Kwesi Cutter - Prairie Stars
     
    Pavel Bure Award for Most Valuable Player to an Individual Team
     
    Clemens Andresen - Union
     
    Garry Bettman Award for Leadership and Community Excellence
    Hector Murray - Stray Cats
     
    Bobby Clarke Award for Outstanding Sportsmanship
     
    Jeet Holcroft - Aussies
     
    Most Points Scored
     
    Ian Frerot - Wolverines
     
    Most Goals Scored
     
    Elouan Scott - Red Tide
     
    Most Assists
     
    Patrick Gornell - Red Tide
     
    Plus-minus Award
     
    Aleksandar Schaller - Prairie Stars
     
    Best Forward, Overall
     
    Aleksandar Schaller - Prairie Stars
     
    Best Forward, Offensive
     
    Ian Frerot - Wolverines
     
    Best Forward, Defensive
     
    Elie Cuillerier - Leopards
     
    Best Center
     
    Aleksandar Schaller - Prairie Stars
     
    Best Winger
     
    Jeremy Lawhorn - Wolverines
     
    Best Defenseman, Overall
     
    Adam Bufford - Prairie Stars
     
    Best Defenseman, Offensive
     
    Marek Koch - Prairie Stars
     
    Best Defenseman, Defensive
     
    Tenho Suomi - Ricochet
     
    Best Goaltender
     
    Kwesi Cutter - Prairie Stars
     
    Viktor Tikhonov Award for Managerial Excellence, Innovation, and Leadership -
     
    Eric T - Union
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    ET2018 got a reaction from Steve in Cage trash talk   
    Yeah, I would prefer if players didn't raid CPU teams.
     
    CPU trades should be disabled entirely.
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    ET2018 got a reaction from Steve in Cage trash talk   
    Secured first place in the conference! Woohoo!
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    ET2018 got a reaction from Tyrod Gibson in Cage trash talk   
    Finally in first place! Apologies to Paul T...
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    ET2018 got a reaction from AlexanderRasputin in Red Tide/Arcola Trade   
    Hopefully we don't have any more dodgy activites like this once the trial period ends.
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    ET2018 reacted to Fredd Dredd in Multiple Team Ownership   
    I'm not sure people like this should be "told" anything since that might just make them become more slick about it. Just ban them for life since they obviously had the poor moral gall to get two teams in the same world using different accounts, in the same division at that, to begin with.
    That said, having them in different divisions is not much better becouse that could mean a whole different set of problems.
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    ET2018 reacted to neuralhandshake in Multiple Team Ownership   
    His name is Fred Stevenson in Attack, I don't have his info off hand but I suspect he was the user who was banned for cheating with multiple teams last time.
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    ET2018 got a reaction from GamePlanHockey in Game Plan Hockey Manager 2.0 - Release date announced!   
    Looking forward to the new release! I'll probably join the slow world first.
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    ET2018 got a reaction from Gammgubben in Game Plan Hockey Manager 2.0 - Release date announced!   
    Looking forward to the new release! I'll probably join the slow world first.
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    ET2018 reacted to Deadwing in Game Plan Hockey Manager 2.0 - Release date announced!   
    Oh my dear god, it's happening. The end of the world while waiting for new one to appear. I'm officially like totally freaking excited!
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    ET2018 reacted to GamePlanHockey in Game Plan Hockey Manager 2.0 - Release date announced!   
    I needed to shut down simulation yesterday in order to reduce load on the servers while setting up the new databases. And after that I thought it was no point in restarting them. However I will keep the current worlds open until the release if someone wants to capture their team data.
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    ET2018 reacted to GoldenBears in Game Plan Hockey Manager 2.0 - Release date announced!   
    Longtime member here, coming back. Excited to see what the game has become since I've taken a break. 
     
    With regards to why theres a fee: running servers and spending lots of time on this game is not cheap. Plus, if the game blows up, more time and money can be spent on making it better. $2 a month really isnt that much. $24 a year is less than spending on Franchise Hockey Manager/Eastside. Plus, where else can you play online vs Friends? 
     
    Can't promise I'll be here forever, but I owe it to Anders to see the release. This game has come so far!
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    ET2018 reacted to PT101 in Game Plan Hockey Manager 2.0 - Release date announced!   
    I'm done.

    Done everything possible, and was getting a little bored anyways.
    Who knows maybe I will revisit in a couple years.
    Been a blast. Thx for the work.
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    ET2018 reacted to GamePlanHockey in Game Plan Hockey Manager 2.0 - Release date announced!   
    So we're now finally ready to announce a release date. 
     Game Plan Hockey Manager 2.0 - March 1st 2019  This might be further ahead than most of you expected and there's a couple of reasons for this.  First, we simply don't want to make any promises that we can't hold. We have postponed the announcement of a release date for way too long now. I will get into the reasons for this further down if you're interested.  Second, we want to get this right. In all ways possible. We still have things on our todo list but we will also use the extra time to correct some of the flaws that have been subject for several discussions here on the forum. I'm thinking of the goalie endurance issue as one example.  So here's what's going to happen.  About a week before the release date all current managers will be able to sign up and set up their current teams and choose game world. This way you will get the privilege to sign up and reserve your team name and league level before new managers find their way into the game. I know I mentioned an automatic setup way back, but you will have to create a new team and choose a game world. But since you're getting a head start before everyone else you should be able to find your old team name and mascot when you create your team. If there's any conflict we will try to help everyone out in the very best way we can.  All manager history will be kept and still displayed on your manager page but manager reputation will be reset in order to get an equal start for all managers from day 1. But your current manager reputation and league level will still decide what league levels you will able to choose from when you sign up. The manager reputation are also being reworked but I will reveal more regarding this later on.  From the start there will be three game worlds available. One of each speed; Slow, Normal and Fast. Each game world can host 168 managers. And remember that you will be able to manage two teams per account, no need to sign up or pay twice.  And regardless of what we've said earlier you won't have to enter your credit card information when you sign up if you don't like. You can start your 30 day trial without any credit card. But you will in this case be restricted from making any player transactions. This is to prevent players setting up shadow accounts for cheating purposes. But this will give you the opportunity to get back into the game and try things out before making up your mind. Once you've decided you can easily set up a subscription and the restrictions will be lifted. You will continue your trial and have the possibility to cancel your subscription before being charged. And remember that all who sign up within the first month will get the special price of only $1.99 per month. This includes all features and two teams. More regarding subscription plans will be released soon.  That was the important stuff. But if you're interested to read some more about why things are delayed you are welcome to continue reading. I will try to not make too many excuses but I will instead try to explain what I feel have gone wrong since we first announced this big release close to a year ago.  In the beginning of last year we announced that we were going to make a big new release of the game sometime during the fall 2018. At that time I felt really confident that things would be ready by then. I mean, I had more than 6 months - what could go wrong? I remember at some point even thinking things would be ready by the summer. =)  I work as a developer and I'm doing estimates on a daily basis. So how come it's so difficult making estimates for this game? I've been giving this a lot of thought and I actually think I've come up with some kind of answer. As a developer you estimate how many hours, days or weeks something takes to develop. This is hard enough and many times you get things wrong. But I don't think this have been the case in this game. I've got most estimates right for this game when it came to the amount of work required. But I have not been able to estimate how many hours I can put into this game every week. Not by far. In my ordinary work I know I work approx 40 hours each week. If I estimate a task to 80 hours I know I'll be finished sometime in two-three weeks time. But when developing this game it's been impossible to estimate how many hours I can spend from week to week. Some weeks I've been able to put in 10-15 hours. Others only 2-4 hours. Remember that we're only two guys with full time jobs and families doing this on our spare time alone. We have thought about hiring more people in order to get things ready in time but that would have meant that we would have to charge even a higher price right from the beginning. Doing things on our own we have been able to keep the price down and if things turn out for the good later on, we can put more hours in and in the long run even hire some more people. Hopefully this wasn't too much of an excuse but instead it shed some light over what has been going on. One thing is for sure - the release is coming and we're working as hard as we possibly can. We love this game and we want to make it great together with all of you!  Thanks for sticking around and being patient!  /Anders
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    ET2018 got a reaction from PT101 in Release: Fall 2018 (Just to keep you posted!)   
    That's rich coming from GPH's chief exploiter.
     

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    ET2018 got a reaction from PT101 in Release: Fall 2018 (Just to keep you posted!)   
    I have zero respect for you, so quit replying to me.
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    ET2018 got a reaction from PT101 in Release: Fall 2018 (Just to keep you posted!)   
    I hope the new release comes soon. I'm really getting tired of the cheese in Lumber.
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    ET2018 got a reaction from Mickg34 in Goaltender cheese!   
    Just a quick update...this goalie has played 18 straight games and is just in the tired blue category! Zero impacts on performance or fatigue. This goalie also has a 99 endurance rating (along with 98+ in other ratings). I really can't wait for the reset, ridiculous nonsense like this will hopefully be FAR LESS common. It's quite sad a player would willling exploit a cheap loophole like this for his own gain, and just goes to show what types of people free management sim games sometimes attract...I wish that wasn't the case, but there's always a jerk that ruins the fun for everyone else.
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    ET2018 reacted to Glawing in Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year   
    Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to all managers! 

    We are so looking forward to the new year with such big things happening in Game Plan hockey manager! The new upgrade is looking good and will give you more competition with more leagues and and conferences. A whole new jersey design and even much more later on. 

    As earlier mentioned the new release will take place in the beginning of January. And after all the holidays has passed we will make an announcement about all info regarding this. 
     
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    Devs of Game Plan Hockey
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    ET2018 reacted to Glawing in Goaltender cheese!   
    Thanks for all the input!
     
    We will take second look at this. We agree a tired goalie should perform worse.
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    ET2018 got a reaction from Mickg34 in Goaltender cheese!   
    I totally agree. Once a goalie hits "tired" there should be noticeable effects in performance on a consistent basis.
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    ET2018 got a reaction from Walter A. Donaldson in Goaltender cheese!   
    Depends on goalie stamina ratings. My rule is 4 games maximum, 5 in emergency or playoff situations. Anything else is unrealistic and pretty rare.
     
    20+ games is uh....yeah.
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    ET2018 got a reaction from Walter A. Donaldson in Line-Up position   
    I've seen a variety of line-up roll outs. Usually, at least in Lumber, 3-4 scoring lines are not uncommon in Lumber, or 2 scoring lines and 2 two-way lines. Rarely, if ever, do I see ever teams use energy or checking lines (although I use them often).