AlexanderRasputin

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    AlexanderRasputin reacted to Paul T in Picks switching between promoting and demoting teams   
    I agree with the problem this is trying to solve, but maybe not the proposed solution.  That being said, this topic of inter-league trading has come up a few times in the past and is one that needs active discussion.
     
    To answer the initial questions:
     
    Picks switching between promoting and demoting teams.  Uhm, whats the logic behind that?
    As was already stated above, the logic is to reward the lower league team for promoting to an upper league and penalize the relegating teams.  I think this is a good thing.
     
    Except its super abusable? 
    100% agree and we need to come up with a solution to make it less abusable.
     
    I mean, shouldn't relegated team (when losing his whole team most of the time)  have something to be happy about? And also something to build upon in the future?  This way most people just quit.
    If people quit because of being relegated or having a bad team, they are missing the point of the game and it's their loss.  I stated in another thread somewhere that the managers I had the most respect for weren't the teams battling it out for the GHL Cup (sure, those managers are competent and deserve praise as well), but rather the managers who were being relegated and stayed with their teams.  Afterall, it's a manager game.  The main object shouldn't be to just win.  The object should be to make your team better and get them to perform well regardless of your starting point.  If you win in the process, cool.  But if I ever get relegated, I will look at that as a new, exciting challenge.  I'm not sure how long I will play this game, but if/when I decide to retire, it will probably be because of real life getting in the way, not because of having a losing team.
     
    Another thing to mention, unrelated to upper league teams from "abusing" it, is that inter-league trading is also unfair to the lower league teams who don't trade with upper league teams.  I would advise all lower league teams to keep their picks as it will pay off greatly upon promotion, but when other teams are getting stacked around you, I can understand why some teams feel it necessary to do so.
     
    Now that that is out of the way, what are the possible solutions.
     
    1) Picks don't change upon promotion/relegation
     
    Pros:  Upper league teams cannot easily secure top picks.
     
    Cons:  No reward for recently promoted teams.  Even more difficult for recently promoted teams to compete.
     
     
    2) Eliminate trading between leagues (I actually suggested this in the Focus Group).
     
    Pros:  Upper league teams cannot easily secure top picks.  Lower league teams cannot easily stack their roster.
     
    Cons:  Less communication/interaction between managers (game needs more, not less).  It will be harder for lower league teams to compete with recently relegated upper league teams that prepared for relegation (hence why I also suggested an earlier trade deadline, but that's another topic).
     
     
    3) Hear me out on this one.  What if when a player is traded to a lower league, the player's salary was not adjusted?  So if they were in GHL for 500K on a 2-way contract and got traded to SHL, the contract was STILL 500K, not 125K (or whatever it would be).  I suppose this wouldn't totally solve the problem, but it would make it less abusable because lower league teams would think twice about acquiring players for picks.  As it stands, the lower league teams currently benefit in two ways.  First, they get elite talent for their league level, and second, they get that elite talent at a massive discount vs. what they would have had to pay for signing the player themselves.
     
     
    4) Roster limits.  Haven't totally thought this through, but it would prevent managers from stacking 2-way contracts for the sole purpose of trading them.  At the very least, it would limit the number of trades.
     
    5) Transaction and/or trade limit per season.  I get this would take some of the fun out of the game, but both 4 and 5 would make your moves a little more strategic.  Unlimited trading leads to all sorts of "abuse". 
     
     
    Keep the discussion going...
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    AlexanderRasputin reacted to Peekaboo in Picks switching between promoting and demoting teams   
    Uhm, whats the logic behind that?
     
    Except its super abusable?  I am trying to figure out why would that happen? I mean, shouldn't relegated team (when losing his whole team most of the time)  have something to be happy about? And also something to build upon in the future?
     
    This way most people just quit.
     
    Not to mention, how easy is to trade some 2w free agents signed by GHL teams with SHL teams and then hope they get promoted and their picks become crazy worth?
     
    What am I missing here?
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    AlexanderRasputin reacted to EXXEO in Season 2 General Chat   
    Breaking News!
     
    “Welcome to Hockey Night here on channel 684, in Blakely. I’m your Host Billy-Bob Bobbs with co-anchor Tina Bertha. We have some breaking news coming from the Black Flag’s stadium “Pandamanium” - It looks like this season is starting out with a pre-season delay due to a beer shortage!”
     
    “This is a tragic scene Bobbs. Concessions stands are being raided and at least 5 servers walking the stairs have already died due to head trauma from ‘accidental falls’.”
     
    “It sure is Bertha, how are we supposed to watch a game without some ale?!”
     
    “Firefighters are on the scene fighting the blazes on the south end but we have seen some semis from Beerfilder heading North on I-75 towards the stadium.”
     
    “Hopefully we can get this delay worked out as there is only 1 ref still alive and we would love to see a game sometime tonight!”
     
    “You betcha Tina - let’s get those taps open! Have a great night everyone and remember, ‘when you need hockey news we’re the only ones in the 600s that’s still broadcasting at 3AM!’ Go get em Black Flag!”
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    AlexanderRasputin reacted to ColoKrabatt in Two Way F/C vs. Two Way D   
    There for sure is out of position penalty, but I still play 4 forwards on PPs.
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    AlexanderRasputin reacted to Steve in Breaching the cap when new season starts?   
    I'm ok with the multiple offers since I'd assume you won't get most or even any of your offers back.  Otherwise you end up getting dumped and then it is a mad scramble with all the others that received lost out to get the ignored FAs.  It can get frustrating.  What could spice it up is if you are over your cap, you should lose your draft picks or something.  There needs to be a really strong penalty for going over beyond just not being able to trade or assign players up and down.  If you walk away with four 90+ players from FA but are over the cap, you shouldn't be able to skate off into the sunset towards the playoffs.  
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    AlexanderRasputin reacted to EXXEO in [SOLVED] Player Discrepancies   
    I have two players that seem to have odd issues after the Season restart in Buzzer. Aulin, a goalie that was assigned but wanted a 1-way contract is stuck in the affiliate and every time I attempt to view his pag I get an error message. Stankeiwicz is a Defender that I offered a contract extension to (and was accepted) but it still shows up as 1+2 on his Transfer Tab. Any assistance would be greatly appreciated.
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    AlexanderRasputin reacted to Erzac in Cage trash talk   
    Thanks!
     
    Really couldn't have asked for a more exciting series. The slumbering top lines finally woke up for the 5th game to bring it home.
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    AlexanderRasputin reacted to Paul T in Cage trash talk   
    St. Thomas Stray Cats complete the reverse sweep and take home the inaugural Golden Cup.
     
    Congrats, Erzac!
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    AlexanderRasputin reacted to bouncer in Cage trash talk   
    Good job, Erzac. I hope you can make this more interesting and force game 5. 
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    AlexanderRasputin reacted to EXXEO in Current road map   
    Congratulations indeed - we are about to have one ourselves!
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    AlexanderRasputin reacted to EXXEO in Season 1 General Chat   
    Now we have to play catch up to your bruising Black Devils. Best of luck up in the CHL!
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    AlexanderRasputin reacted to EXXEO in Season 1 General Chat   
    What a frustrating way to end both Buzzer and Cage seasons. Both teams got to the finals and then wigged out and lost their minds. Even more irritating is that 90% of the Buzzer season we were ranked #2 until injuries and Goalie meltdowns occurred. C'est la vie - contracts are lookin even better this next season, for both teams, and we should be even more established going into next season.
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    AlexanderRasputin reacted to GamePlanHockey in How to train specific attributes   
    Hi
     
    What skills/ratings that are included in the different training types depends on what tactics your team is using at the moment. In short you can say that offensive training will train your players to create and finish scoring chances on your current tactic. Defensive training will train them to defend using your current tactic. General training will combine the both types.
     
    Take the Physical rating as one example, it will be trained when choosing offensive training if you are using Crash the net tactics. But not if you're using Puck Possession.
     
    Hope that answers your question in some way at least.
     
    We're also looking to include an update regarding the player training in one of the upcoming releases (perhaps after the summer, no promises though). The update will include the possibility to be more specific on what skills/ratings to train for a specific player.
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    AlexanderRasputin reacted to granpubah in expiring contracts   
    please reinstroduce a filter for outgoing contracts,
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    AlexanderRasputin reacted to Wick Schozen in How to train specific attributes   
    Posing this question because I am not exactly sure how to train specific attributes. Spirit and endurance are the ones I am most unsure of but I was reading another tread that proposed some basic idea of which training settings trains what particular attributes.
     
    I would like one of the developers to have some input on this. If this game is attempting to be realistic there should not be confusion on how to develop your players. As in real life if a player in an organization had a clear deficiency they would focus on developing that area of the players game. Player development should not be a trial and error procedure when we only have three criteria of player training. 

    Does offensive training target: Speed, passing, puck control and shooting.
    Does defensive training target: Defense, physicality, spirit and endurance.
    Is general training an even distribution of all attributes?
     
    Again, when skill development in real life is a concise and deliberate initiative it should not be a guessing game.
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    AlexanderRasputin got a reaction from Tyrod Gibson in Cage trash talk   
    Excellent choice - he will grow into a top 6 forward, no question. 
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    AlexanderRasputin reacted to Steve in Cage trash talk   
    GHL portion of the draft when about as expected.  I'm happy that the draft engine also seems to be better at listening to your draft preferences and drafting players on your "needs" list before some otherwise not useful players.  
     
    Now that we have introduced 85+ 17 year olds, will be interested to see if/how soon they become 90+ovrs and test the development engine.  I think it is reasonable to think the top 10 draftees might start in the upcoming season, but wonder how many in the top 20 will become 90+ ovrs.....
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    AlexanderRasputin reacted to Tyrod Gibson in Cage trash talk   
    Pretty interesting GHL draft, a few last second deals, a few interesting selections.  The Nightmares ended up with Albert Massi at 18th overall, a slightly underrated sniper ranked 25th at the final draft rankings.
    https://gameplanhockey.com/player?gpid=11687-A
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    AlexanderRasputin reacted to EXXEO in Cage trash talk   
    I got dibs on Season 20...
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    AlexanderRasputin reacted to StevieY in Cage trash talk   
    If I'm lucky I might make it to IHL by season 10.
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    AlexanderRasputin reacted to Steve in Cage trash talk   
    I've got dibs on season 5!
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    AlexanderRasputin got a reaction from Steve in Cage trash talk   
    It is certainly an enjoyable run - the Union is a strong team that directly counters my playstyle, so while we will fight until the last drop, it is a tough matchup.
     
    That said, my team was built to win in the next 3-4 seasons, all key players are signed long-term, and I am impressed with their play (and balls) this year. The offence has been dominant throughout the entire season. If we fall here, I will still consider it a success.
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    AlexanderRasputin got a reaction from Erzac in Cage trash talk   
    It is certainly an enjoyable run - the Union is a strong team that directly counters my playstyle, so while we will fight until the last drop, it is a tough matchup.
     
    That said, my team was built to win in the next 3-4 seasons, all key players are signed long-term, and I am impressed with their play (and balls) this year. The offence has been dominant throughout the entire season. If we fall here, I will still consider it a success.
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    AlexanderRasputin reacted to Paul T in Cage trash talk   
    Oohhhhhhhh.  Well this is awkward.  We are also planning to win in the next 3-4 seasons.
    Of course we first need to figure out what those balls are that you speak of.
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    AlexanderRasputin reacted to Paul T in Cage trash talk   
    The #1 Union sweep the Duhawks and the #4 Red Tide sweep the Nightmares, which sets up a Battle of the Titans in Round 2.  Union currently lead 2-0, but I'd be surprised if the Tide don't make a push in game 3 to extend the series.
     
    The other matchup is #7 Bulldogs vs. #2 Stray Cats, where the Bulldogs look to continue their domination over feline teams.  Series currently sits at 1-1.
     
    Out West we have the #1 Prairie Stars, who won the President's Trophy facing off against the red hot Wolverines.  The P-Stars just evened the series at 1-1 in an offensive slugfest.
     
    And the #2 Hawks (Legends of game world Biscuit) take on the #3 Ricochet.  The Hawks continue their defensive domination and lead the series 2-0.