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Author:  Glynn [ Mon Nov 13, 2017 4:10 pm ]
Post subject:  New League is up, choose a team.

The league is up but won't process for at least a few weeks. In the meantime, feel free to choose a team. I've deliberately wiped the user database from before, just to clear out any inactive users, so please re-create your username and ask me for a team. Send to glynn5@soccerstar.org.uk and request a team. If you want a specific team and you want to rename it, let me know. At this point, I'm limiting changes to people who pay, but you can play for free if you want. There's no obligation to pay, but send me a fiver to the usual payment addresses if you want to and if you want changes. I will allow player name changes too, but only on this occasion and only based upon the SS1 rules, i.e the new names have to be sensible, relevant, not based on real life people or themes etc.

Author:  Glynn [ Mon Nov 13, 2017 6:18 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: New League is up, choose a team.

Actually don't ask me for a team, I'm going to auto-assign the first 20 or so teams. So just create an account, go back to the login screen and log in again and you should have a team already assigned.

Author:  Ayrhead [ Tue Nov 14, 2017 10:00 am ]
Post subject:  Re: New League is up, choose a team.

Got a team - the first game has already been played. Is that correct? I thought the games were Thursday and Sunday?

Author:  MWOOLY10 [ Tue Nov 14, 2017 10:24 am ]
Post subject:  Re: New League is up, choose a team.

Ayrhead wrote:
Got a team - the first game has already been played. Is that correct? I thought the games were Thursday and Sunday?


Well the league has to start on week 1, there is no middle of season "off week" :)

Im assuming from what Glynn has said the games will now be twice a week :)

Author:  Ayrhead [ Tue Nov 14, 2017 11:53 am ]
Post subject:  Re: New League is up, choose a team.

MWOOLY10 wrote:
Ayrhead wrote:
Got a team - the first game has already been played. Is that correct? I thought the games were Thursday and Sunday?


Well the league has to start on week 1, there is no middle of season "off week" :)

Im assuming from what Glynn has said the games will now be twice a week :)


??? Not sure what point you're trying to make, Mike. Normally we send in team orders and then the games are played. I was expecting, as the league was launched yesterday, that "week one" would be Thursday and "week two " would be Sunday. Not, "here's the result of your first game - now start playing".

Author:  MWOOLY10 [ Tue Nov 14, 2017 12:20 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: New League is up, choose a team.

Ayrhead wrote:
MWOOLY10 wrote:
Ayrhead wrote:
Got a team - the first game has already been played. Is that correct? I thought the games were Thursday and Sunday?


Well the league has to start on week 1, there is no middle of season "off week" :)

Im assuming from what Glynn has said the games will now be twice a week :)


??? Not sure what point you're trying to make, Mike. Normally we send in team orders and then the games are played. I was expecting, as the league was launched yesterday, that "week one" would be Thursday and "week two " would be Sunday. Not, "here's the result of your first game - now start playing".


Yeah normally we do send orders in, but in ss2 there are no orders to send in, its all done in real time so to speak. Glynn would've had to of programmed a week 0 for us to do orders for the very first week 1

Author:  Glynn [ Tue Nov 14, 2017 1:24 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: New League is up, choose a team.

Well that problem is that if I don't play the first match (I played this one manually), then the teams are all unassigned in terms of division. Since people said that they'd prefer it if I tried to put the managed teams together in the same division(s), I played one match so that we can see where everybody is. Then I assigned them, although in the end, I just assigned them in order anyway. Also, if no match is played, the turnsheet you see is very small - no match, no results, no tables, no cup draw etc. It's just a list of the team basically.

If people think it would be better to restart, it's not a problem. I'd then just assign teams randomly (which I've done anyway) and we'd effectively be on 'Week 0' until I play the first matches.

I think for those who already played SS2, this might be better. But for brand new people, the tiny turnsheet showing nothing but a squad might be off-putting and if they're not forum users anyway, it might be difficult trying to keep their interest (will be a problem anyway I know).

Author:  woody [ Tue Nov 14, 2017 7:30 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: New League is up, choose a team.

Doesn't bother me either way, as you say we have to start some where and we've all got 29 weeks to influence the final table

Author:  Ayrhead [ Tue Nov 14, 2017 9:56 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: New League is up, choose a team.

I was surprised, but it's not really an issue to me as I'm in Division One. All I was thinking was that if say Cairndow Albion win the title by 2 points from Stonehaven Rangers, some people are going to think they only won because of that simulated game in week one. The manager of Cairndow Albion might think that themself and it would take the gloss off their achievement.

Having said that, if Brockenhurst Rovers win by six points, disregard everything I've just said! :lol: :lol: :lol:

Author:  woody [ Tue Nov 14, 2017 10:15 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: New League is up, choose a team.

Yeah, unlikely I'm going to be in a position to win anything so it's easy to say :lol:

Watch that bite me on the a**e come week 30 :roll:

Author:  Dutch_Uncles [ Thu Nov 16, 2017 10:22 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: New League is up, choose a team.

Let us know when the launch day is please Glynn-thanks.

Author:  Glynn [ Fri Nov 17, 2017 5:52 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: New League is up, choose a team.

As I said, I could restart but it's probably not worth it now. And if I do that, there are no tables on 'Week 0', so you won't be able to choose a division. Kinda tricky and a slightly bad design flaw I suppose, but I didn't think of it at the time (and I can't think of another way of doing it, as this needed to be fully automated, so it needs to do things on 'week 1' of each season).

It does bring me back to the old point though, when SS started, people were just placed in random divisions. Considering the things that people DO/DID complain about, I don't remember anyone ever complaining about 'I'm in Division 3, why did people get put in the Premier?'. I'm not sure if they didn't know - maybe they thought the league was already running when they joined or something.

Anyhoo, unless it does bother people, I won't be changing anything.

Need 1 week at least, probably 2, to announce this on the SS1 turns. So launch date estimate is 2 weeks on Sunday.

Author:  smelly [ Sat Nov 18, 2017 8:33 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: New League is up, choose a team.

I signed up. What happens now?

Author:  Glynn [ Sat Nov 18, 2017 9:31 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: New League is up, choose a team.

You should have a team assigned, so just wait and it'll start soon.

Author:  Carl Garbett [ Sun Nov 19, 2017 9:17 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: New League is up, choose a team.

Got a team though missed so much of the testing (bloomin work) I'm a tad behind but will catch up eventually perhaps :lol: :lol:

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