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This one is not really a single new suggestion, but an amalgamation of a bunch of previous trading suggestions that I think would vastly improve trading and is somewhat needed. I just happen to be doing this because I've gotten a few trade offers recently with random picks thrown in exchange for a bunch of extra minor league players who don't look like they'll ever compete on my team but then am unable to remove the picks from the trade which annoys me to no end. 

 

Suggestion #1: Let draft picks be removed from trades. I think I've typed it before, but I can't find it in suggestions so it's probably somewhere hidden in bugs. This is the straw that broke the camels back and I don't think much else needs to be said.

 

Suggestion #2: Track previous trade offers. It's been suggested in the past here http://forums.gmgames.org/topic/7261-track-trade-offers/ and here http://forums.gmgames.org/topic/5260-trade-partnershistory/  by Wingedbeaver and themattinthehat. Trade offers/negotiations can sometimes take days or even weeks. People forget what has previously been offered and sometimes accidentally send the same offer a second time. Sure people can right stuff down, but most people don't and notes can accidentally be thrown away or deleted after a little while. Another current option is to pm the person and negotiate through private messages before committing a trade, but that can take a long time and it's easier to have trade talks alongside a screen where I can quickly scan every player in a trade versus having to look and find each player on a team.

 

An addition to this suggestions would be to let people add notes to their trades and counteroffers. Let people quickly explain why they made/like/dislike a certain part of a trade and let managers see these notes along with the previous negotiations.

 

Suggestion #3: Transfer/trade needs. 

http://forums.gmgames.org/topic/5152-transfer-needs/ - canucks

http://forums.gmgames.org/topic/4421-trade-section/ - Victoria Royals

 

Essentially these suggestions just want to expand the current Trade Wants/Needs for teams. Let teams specify that there looking for that defensive forward with 85 defense and 80 spirit rather than the broad "two-way forward" suggestions right now. Also, it should be possible for teams to specify that they're looking to rebuild and acquire draft picks rather than limiting it wants to prospects. Personally, I consider a team looking specifically for draft picks to be just starting a rebuild and looking for star players while teams that just want prospects are finishing their rebuild and just wanting that extra good guy or two that they can lock up for a long time.

 

Suggestion #4: Grand trade want/need page. I wish that there to be a page with all teams that we can trade with so that we can easily see who would be good trading partners. Baden's suggestions here http://forums.gmgames.org/topic/8076-trade-needs/ is similar and gets a little more specific. I'm pretty sure his idea is if he has a player he wants to trade away (say a goalie) for something more need, he can filter away to all teams that would definitely want to acquire that certain goalie and/or would be already willing to give him the type of player that he is after.

 

Suggestion #5: Let us set certain picks & prospects as unavailable.

http://forums.gmgames.org/topic/7443-let-picks-and-prospects-be-untouchable-or-on-trade-block/ - ineffableleafs

We have all most of us have all had that pick or prospect that everybody wants but we are completely unwilling to trade it away for whatever reason. Let us just lock it/him away so that we don't get pointless offers and don't accidentally waste other people's time. Besides a locked pick/guy can always be unlocked through a PM.

 

Suggestion #6: Retained salary. 

http://forums.gmgames.org/topic/7288-trading-retain-salary/ - ineffableleafs

It just adds an extra element to trades as well as open up more realistic possiblities for those guys that are signed for just a little bit too much.

 

In my opinion, implementing some/all of these suggestions are important enough that they should get added in v1.3X. Of course I'd love to hear everybody else's opinion on the matter.


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Would love to see #1, #5, and #6.  #3 would be nice, but isn't essential.  I usually search the Trade Block list to find willing partners, but it isn't usually better than sending out PMs to managers.  


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Here's another idea to add to that. We can't offer trades during post season - totally agree with that but when Day 77 rolls around there is a small window in which human trades can be accepted/made. What is tough to do right now is proposing trades during the playoffs with individuals as neither individual can even view a trade offer to see if it would be feasible on day 77. What if we made it so that you can make trade offers and they can be seen but there is still a block in place (like what happens when there is a salary cap issue) until after the playoffs have concluded?


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