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I've been thinking of this as well.  I kind of like the downtime (I have had gotten used to it each season, ha!), but do think 21 days is too long.  Always eager to start the next season.  Is it possible to do 2 playoff games a day in the slow worlds and at least do a best of 5 series?  Not sure how that would work with the game engine, fatigue, injuries, etc. 


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Hey, I know you are still working on affiliates and will be for a little while but I just got curious for the next project, playoff enhancements. More specifically the actual playoff part of the development plan. I agree that playoffs need something more to get them to feel more exciting, but I'm also worried about slow worlds. 21 days of not doing much is a long time for any team that misses out on the playoffs. I'm wondering if there are any plans for these teams to do something engaging as they sit and watch the playoff series play out such as friendly games or else host and play smaller tournaments.

 

edit: One more question, this time regarding loans if you are still planning them. Will teams be able to recall players midway through a season? I feel like that would be unfair to the teams borrowing the player. Or would that be decided upon as a clause in the loan deal?

 

Yes, that's why I decided to go with only best of 3 in the first place. =)  I have not decided yet on how to solve this but I'm playing around with the idea to pick up the pace once the playoff starts, meaning that two games will be played each day. But that may be too fast for the already fast worlds. Another option is to also add some kind of activity for the teams that miss playoff, like friendly games, training camps, open transfer window prior to the draft. Note that this is just some early ideas.

 

Regarding loans, it's probably not being included for the next update. But to answer your question, I think this would be something that is decided in the loan deal between the two teams; Recall is allowed or disallowed.


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I'd love to see live games, but I feel that maybe if we could keep it text based, it would be still fun, so we can use our imagination, instead of having uniform looks like I like Old hockey so I hate helmets but, I think that some sort of live game where we can set tactics or talk to a coach would be great.

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Sorry for the lack of updates. The v1.3.3 is coming real soon, being tested on the UAT right now. This update will include improvements of page load performance, new feature regarding Injured reserve and Waivers plus a whole lot of bug fixes. Release notes coming soon.

 

 

Will also update the road map once this update is installed.


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Sorry for the lack of updates. The v1.3.3 is coming real soon, being tested on the UAT right now. This update will include improvements of page load performance, new feature regarding Injured reserve and Waivers plus a whole lot of bug fixes. Release notes coming soon.

 

 

Awesome!

 

So many questions and concerns about the waivers, but will wait for the release notes.


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might bigger leagues, all star games, etc, possibly lead to longer seasons than the current 77 days?

 

edit: larger leagues would also help diffuse the talent levels some potentially. I also had thought about it for community sakes as well, i rather like the idea (details pending)


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Staff

We’ve been planning to add this feature for a long long time. But other things always gets in the way. The hiring of staff will open up a new dimension to the game where coaches can give valuable details from each game, scouts to reveal opponents tactics or find players that suits the team's needs. We’re also looking to add more staff members like doctors to improve healing of injuries, agents to negotiate contracts, mental coaches to train player traits.

 

Sounds cool.

 

Live games

We really would love to introduce live games, or at least viewable games. Personally I'm a big fan of text based game engines (like in the early manager games) where you get comments of what's happening continuously throughout the game. I don't think you'll ever see this game with 3D rendered hockey players.

 

This would be really cool.  I'm probably the only one who does this, but if I manage to get on while the games are being played, I click on my matchup, cover the final score, squint my eyes and manage to click on the play-by-play... then I can scroll through the game and read the results as if it's happening real time (focusing only really on the penalties and goals). 

 

the possibility to interact and "talk" to the team and players.

 

F... yes!  I already have quite a few things to say to a few of my players. ;)


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I can’t speak for everyone, but I personally think 7 game playoff series, while being realistic, is too long. I also agree that 3 games is too short, therefore I would opt for a 5 game series, then maybe make the championship series 7 games.

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Thanks for the feedback. We're actually considering a 5 game series instead of 7 games. It all depends on how much we can speed things up. It's important to not create too much of a wait for the managers not competing in the playoffs. We have a few ideas that we're going to try out and discuss with the user focus group for the upcoming release.


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Hey guys, this might have been already answered before, but if the update happens how will you guys decide which team goes into which conference and how will the 32 teams be made up of. Like there already 16 in the GHL so do the other 16 get promoted from the SHL or will you make up 16 more teams and have the same relegation and promotion type system?

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Thought I’d share a couple of lines and revive this topic to let you know what we’re currently working on for the next release other than various bug fixes of course.

 

Our top priorities for the next release is to ensure that new users will get the grip of the game as fast as possible. Therefore we will reintroduce the guided steps on each page plus integrate the help files into the game in a better way. We will also extend and complete the content of the current help files.

 

Afterwards we will most likely look into adding support for PayPal, improving instant messaging, extend player training options and adding league awards. Please note that this is our current priority and may be changed over time.

 

And remember that we’re always considering your suggestions and feedback.

 

Thanks!


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Just a quick status update.

 

The release is taking a little longer since we had a new baby in the family.

 

Hopefully things will settle down the upcoming week.

 

/Anders

 

Wow, congrats! 

We had our first kid 9 years ago and I'm still waiting for things to 'settle down' :)

Best of luck.


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Hoping some new additions to the game like something to do in the off season. Like signing coaches maybe some sort of stadium option of sponsor signing.

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Just a quick status update.

 

The release is taking a little longer since we had a new baby in the family.

 

Hopefully things will settle down the upcoming week.

 

/Anders

 

 

Gratz Anders!!

 

And my condolences to the rest of the Gameplaynhockey community. Game over :D


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Any information when we may get update and what it have in it? And what features are you planning to add in near future?

Thanks!

 

 

Can let you know that a new release is coming real soon. The release contains the reworked and integrated help files, important bug fixes and a small but exciting new feature. If you love stats you'll love this feature :)

 

 

Has something like player faces ever been considered?

Considered yes, but it requires a lot of work to be done right so it’s not the priority at the moment.


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