View Poll Results: In which nation/league do we want to play?

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  • England/Premier League

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  • Germany/Bundesliga

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  • Italy/Serie A

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  • Spain/Primera Division

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    Get yourself signed up Ray, we trust you!

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    Haha I know you do, but somehow it wouldn't feel right. When holidaying, I can't give myself an advantage. But I can when manually playing games and I don't want to be in that position.

    I'll wait until tomorrow like Redders said and otherwise we can start with 10 managers!

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    I thought about joining buddy but think I will end up playing almost exactly the same way picking one tactic and instructions. Thanks for the pm though

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    I've made almost all the preparations to start with this, but I'll still hold out for one more manager. If no one applies today or tomorrow, I'll start with it.

    For now I've added a poll for you guys to choose in which nation we're going to play. Let me know what's your preference!

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    I voted for Spain. Love the weather there. Do we do the DTL way and pick existing teams or the CML way and we make our own team?

    We could even go Scotland and have only one CPU opponent..

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    We will pick existing teams like in the DTL, but the teams will be randomly assigned based on a lottery I will hold. Also the teams that are controlled by the CPU will keep their existing squads minus the players that have been picked in the auctions.

    In the example of Spain: say no one gets to be Barcelona then they will be a CPU opponent with their current squad minus the players that are picked by you guys in the auctions. So if Messi is not in the auctions, you'll have the face Messi!

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    You will make all the resources for the teams the same, right? For instance, everyone gets a 100.000 all seater stadium and a maxed out backroom staff? All equal reputation, etc?

    Will you use the same method of conjuring up players for auctions as Mark does? I hope not! It is a great way, true, but I like variation

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    I'll set the reputations of the clubs all on max and give everyone a maxed out backroom staff.

    I don't see the point of changing the stadiums or finances, because they add nothing to this concept. The finances will be a 'set amount' like in the DTL and the stadium size doesn't really matter does it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by GFRay View Post
    I'll set the reputations of the clubs all on max and give everyone a maxed out backroom staff.

    I don't see the point of changing the stadiums or finances, because they add nothing to this concept. The finances will be a 'set amount' like in the DTL and the stadium size doesn't really matter does it?
    You will need to ensure that all teams have an equal balance or at least enough to cover for wages throughout the season. I've always set stadium sizes to be the same too, there is a reason for it but can't quite remember it right now
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    Alright, I'll give the teams enough money and the same equal size stadium!

    As soon as everyone has voted for a league I will do a lottery and post here who got which team!

    How do you guys think about the idea of letting the CPU teams have their original squad minus the players that are taken through auctions? This way we won't get a random redistribution of players through CPU teams (and solves my 'release all' problem Mark! )

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    Quote Originally Posted by AJ View Post
    Will you use the same method of conjuring up players for auctions as Mark does? I hope not! It is a great way, true, but I like variation
    Well what I've done is I made a spreadsheet with all the players in the database and sorted them by CA. I've taken the first 500 players with a CA below 170 and put them in 10 auctions of 50 players each. The 75 players with a CA above 170 will be added in future auctions since they are considered the very best.

    This way I want to prevent that people will spend their entire budget on a superstar like Messi and fill out the remainder of the squad with free bids.

    I've already made the listings and believe me if I say that there are still a lot of good players in there!

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    I'm good either way with the CPU teams.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AJ View Post
    I'm good either way with the CPU teams.
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    Looks like we're hitting the Bundesliga! Calling dibs on Bayern!

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    Quote Originally Posted by AJ View Post
    Looks like we're hitting the Bundesliga! Calling dibs on Bayern!
    Mate, I'm going to do a blind lottery to divide the teams!

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    I know.

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    If the teams weren't evenly matched I'd vote for a draft system where the worst managers get the best teams like Bayern, obviously me

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    Well, we all start out with a blank squad and have the same starting money so everyone has the same chance of getting an evenly match team.

    The teams that are CPU controlled will keep their existing squads minus the players that are taken in the draft.

    I'm closing the poll now and we will start the first season in the Bundesliga!

    I will post up the lottery draft for the teams tonight.

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    If you plan on starting the auctions tomorrow Id suggest giving it at least a couple of days to give people a heads up of when the auctions will start as maybe not everything will be on the site today to know

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    I was planning on posting the first auction on sunday night 9 PM UK time with a 24 hour deadline. I'll do 5 auctions the first week and the other 5 auctions the week after.

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    NOOOOO!!! No waiting. DO IT NOWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW!

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