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#21 Bartholomew Hunt

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Posted 06 September 2013 - 01:41 PM

I'm the Commish for the Sim-only league so I'll post up the rules in here, just ask me if you have any questions

Schedule and Games

- The schedule will run on a 2 week tick, so there will be 2 weeks worth of games per schedule period.
- This is a sim-only league, so there will be no playing of games. Playing games against the CPU to get an easy win will be considered cheating, and if you're caught more than once I'll be forced to kick you from the league.
- The schedule period will advance every day, therefore we can get through a lot of seasons during NHL 14's shelf life.

Trading

- Trading between human-controlled teams is pretty self explanatory, I just ask that you be respectful to each other while talking trade. Please do not be rude to others in the league as I'd like to have as enjoyable an environment as possible.
- The only case in which I will decline a trade between two human GMs is if the trade is hopelessly lopsided. If someone gets ripped off and trades someone like Tyler Seguin for a player like Dustin Penner and nothing more, expect it to be declined. If this happens, which I hope it never has to, I will let both GMs know that way they can restructure the deal if they choose so.

- Each GM is allowed 3 CPU trades, but don't think that you can just rip off the CPU for Nicklas Kronwall. Trades with the CPU are only allowed if you are trading for Bottom 6 Forwards, Top 6 Defensemen, and Backup Goalies. I'll be sure to keep close tabs on who has made how many trades with the CPU if they choose to do so.

Other Notable Rules/Policies

- Injuries will be turned off; in NHL 13, injuries would pile up way to frequently and 30+ game injuries were very common, so I'm turning the injuries off to keep this league relatively low-maintenance.
- You don't need to sign in every day to be in this league, every once in a while I may send messages around to everyone just as an activity check, but you won't be penalized if you can't make it on to your Xbox every day.
- It's recommended that you add the other GMs in the league to your friends list, it's purely optional but it would make talking trades with other GMs much easier.

I'll likely make the league either tomorrow or Saturday during the NHL 14 Early Release, but I won't start simulating until probably either the 11th or 12th.

You cant trade a top 6 foward for another top six foward? And hopefully this years menus run alot faster, the gm connected last year lagged so much.
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#22 Bartholomew Hunt

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Posted 06 September 2013 - 01:41 PM

Double post sorry

Edited by Bartholomew Hunt, 06 September 2013 - 01:42 PM.

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Posted 06 September 2013 - 02:31 PM

Just want to update my previous post about being interested - I just don't have the time to commit to this right now unfortunately.

Post-college life just isn't as glamorous as the days at Rutgers...I miss having free time.. :lol:


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Posted 06 September 2013 - 05:03 PM

Ok Brandon covered the Sim-Only league rules and im covering the Normal Gm Connected League rules.

 

REGULAR GM CONNECTED LEAGUE

 

This league covers a full 82 game season plus playoffs. This is exactly like the Sim-Only league except you PLAY ALL GAMES against either another User or the CPU. 

 

SCHEDULE

 

-Every week we play through 2 weeks worth of games in the leagues schedule. On average it is around 6-8 games a week. It is up to the GMs to contact each other to set up games. With active GMs this is pretty easy to set up. Any unplayed games at the end of the week get simmed when the schedule advances. Depending on how active the league is we can change it to sim ahead twice a week (maybe every Tuesday and Saturday). If we do that we will get through 6 seasons as opposed to 3. 

 

TRADING

 

-Trading is pretty self explanatory between Users. Messaging other GMs and counter offering to get a deal done on a trade is pretty easy. 

-I will accept pretty much any trades that happen between Users unless its obvious that one player is getting ripped off. I saw a trade last year that was Duchene and Landeskog and a 1st round pick for Kreider, and Hagelin. I declined that trade.

-There will not be any CPU trades allowed unless it is for bottom 6 forwards, 3rd pairing Dmen, or backup goalies. It is too easy to rip off the CPUs, and its also hard to get people to join later on if a team has been picked dry of talent. Last year Anaheim lost Perry, Getzlaf, and Ryan, nobody would take them after that.

 

INJURIES

 

-Last year injuries were turned on and it ended up being a pain. Injuries happened nearly every sim period and people would be without top players for 20-40 games sometimes. If the Injuries were more realistic I would keep them on but it became a huge annoyance for many GMs so they will be turned off this year.

 

WAIVERS

 

-Waivers is pretty self explanatory. It will be turned on, so make sure when you are sending a player from the Minors to the NHL club and vise versa that they are not Waiver eligible because they can be claimed. Also when free agency comes around make sure you actually have cap space to sign a player. Otherwise it might send that player to the minors.

 

DIFFICULTY

 

-Last year we started off with the difficulty on Superstar and it was too hard for many GMs. This year it will be set to All-Star, which I think is the default setting for all online games.

 

RE-SIGNING PLAYERS

 

-The re-signing period take place over the course of 2-3 days and this is when all GMs can see who their potential UFAs and RFAs are. The way it works is the game will show you which players are going to be UFAs and RFAs, and when you click on them it will show you what their contract demands are in both years and dollars. After Submitting your offer you wont find out right away if they have accepted it (although if you give them exactly what they want then its a safe bet that they will accept your offer.) During the 2-3 days of the re-sign period I sim ahead the schedule 6 times (2 times per day). After each sim you will be able to find out who accepted and declined your offers.

 

FREE AGENCY

 

-Free Agency is exactly the same thing as the Re-sign players period accept that now you will be bidding against other GMs for that player. It is exactly like the re-sign period in that after you submit and offer you wont find out right away till the schedule sims ahead later that day.

 

KICKING PLAYERS

 

-I never want to kick a player from the league, especially if they are active but sometimes I have to for one of 4 reasons. If you are repeat offenders for any of these then you will get kicked.

1. Do not quit against both User players, and Computers. Did not finish percentage was tracked last year

2. Do not glitch goal. Sometimes people find out ways to score on nearly every shot and glitch other users. I saw a game end 17-2 once and the winner had only 21 shots

3. Be respectful to other GMs. Any disrespectful comments/arguments with other GMs will be noted and can get you kicked

4. Players MUST be active. Not playing your games will get you kicked. It is ok if you cant play all of your games but if you barely play any of them than that will get you kicked. For example if you have 7 games in a week and you only get around to playing 5 of them then thats fine. Playing only 1 or 2 games a week is not alright.

 

COMMENTS

 

One last comment/tip for the league is to add all of the other GMs to your friends list. It makes getting games set up/ trading so much easier. 

The early access for the game has started today so I will be setting up the league later tonight (Brandon will be setting up the sim-only league as well.) We will let you know the League names later. If you get the game early you can join soon.


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Posted 06 September 2013 - 11:09 PM

Do you still have Calgary available for the Regular GM League? Ill take 'em: GT is sauceburn.

Also, I may have a friend who is interested, you mind if he joins too?

Thanks!
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Posted 07 September 2013 - 12:11 AM

Do you still have Calgary available for the Regular GM League? Ill take 'em: GT is sauceburn.

Also, I may have a friend who is interested, you mind if he joins too?

Thanks!

Yeah definitely, just let me know what team he wants and his gamertag. And you are set for Calgary.


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Posted 07 September 2013 - 02:29 PM

Ok, both leagues are set up. 

 

The regular league is called "NHL GM"

 

The sim only league is called "NHL SIM ONLY"

 

NJD3 (me) is the commissioner for "NHL GM" so when joining the league look for that Gamertag as the commissioner

 

MartysBetter552 is the commissioner for the "NHL SIM ONLY" so look for that gamertag if you are joining that league. 

 

For anybody who doesnt know how to join a GM Connected league, these are the steps:

 

Once you are at the main menu for the game go to "PLAY" > "ONLINE" > "GM CONNECTED" > "SEARCH LEAGUES"

Then where it says "League Name" type in the name of the league you are joining. Most likely a few leagues will show up. Find that one that shows either NJD3 or MartysBetter552 as the commissioner and join that one. After that one of us need to accept your join request. We will message you to let you know when you are officially joined up in the league.  :cheers:


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Posted 07 September 2013 - 06:01 PM

I just start playing NHL14 today...

and it's basically NHL13.... even less upgrade than usual... i'm disappoint

 

So the same that Kovy is still on the roster ; ) 

and even WORSE... he is the face of the Franchise in the screen when you pick up the Devs as your favorite team...

 

This year will be tough to play this game ; ) 


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#29 njd3b1ink

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Posted 07 September 2013 - 11:32 PM

I just start playing NHL14 today...
and it's basically NHL13.... even less upgrade than usual... i'm disappoint

So the same that Kovy is still on the roster ; )
and even WORSE... he is the face of the Franchise in the screen when you pick up the Devs as your favorite team...

This year will be tough to play this game ; )

The menu athlete thing annoyed me so much. Cause they had months to change that. When I played the game in July in the city it was like that and everyone was pissed.
There is a roster update out though and it makes the Devils roster pretty accurate. Only thing wrong is Poni is on the team still. As far as gameplay it's pretty similar but there are some tweaks that make it WAY better than last year. Hitting and skating mainly. Also I'm loving the different things they added to each game
Mode. Most are subtle like faster menus, harder trades, better trading interfaces, better auction house for HUT, etc. Its really a much more polished and enjoyable version of NHL13.
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#30 Brandon

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Posted 09 September 2013 - 02:55 PM

You cant trade a top 6 foward for another top six foward? And hopefully this years menus run alot faster, the gm connected last year lagged so much.

No I wanna leave the trading of bigger name players between human-controlled teams, that way no one is making big shake-ups with their team via CPU trading.
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Posted 10 September 2013 - 05:46 PM

I just sent the requests in
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Posted 10 September 2013 - 09:01 PM

Just got in from work, will join the NHL GM league tomorrow morning. Looking forward to playing with everyone!
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Posted 10 September 2013 - 10:44 PM

I accepted everyones request so far. The league most likely wont start till Monday. Going to make sure everyone is joined before hand. Before it starts though feel free to add the other GMs and if anyone wants to play a friendly game and talk some Devils hockey feel free to message me if im online.


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#34 Devil Dan 56

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Posted 10 September 2013 - 11:19 PM

Any chance of me using Dallas in the play league? I don't want to confuse myself with 2 of the same team. 

 

*edit* i should read the thread instead of asking the second question I had here, haha


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Posted 11 September 2013 - 08:27 AM

Hey guess what!!  There is even more to this game conversation in the  "your thoughts on the team today" thread!!  Go check it out!!  : :yay:


Edited by Pepperkorn, 11 September 2013 - 08:28 AM.

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#36 Bartholomew Hunt

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Posted 11 September 2013 - 08:35 AM

I accepted everyones request so far. The league most likely wont start till Monday. Going to make sure everyone is joined before hand. Before it starts though feel free to add the other GMs and if anyone wants to play a friendly game and talk some Devils hockey feel free to message me if im online.


Oh okay I was gunna say I cant even change my lines or sign free agents yet
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Posted 11 September 2013 - 12:48 PM

Oh okay I was gunna say I cant even change my lines or sign free agents yet

Yeah the league is "open" but it hasn't started yet, if that makes any sense. Once I press "advance" all those options will become available and you will be able to start playing games
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Posted 11 September 2013 - 02:04 PM

Hey, I would like to join the SIM league as Boston, as I see its still open. 

My gamertag is Namelesz1

thanks


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Posted 11 September 2013 - 02:25 PM

Anyone doing these type of leagues for PS3?


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Posted 11 September 2013 - 05:31 PM

My roster isn't updated I still have kovy and clarky wth

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