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Poll: What regular season OT rules should we use?

What regular season OT rules should we use?

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#2041 DestroVega

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Posted 03 December 2012 - 08:58 PM

I suggest we dont advance to round 1 until friday morning. and give us like 5 days to play round 1.


I'm on board with this. Starting the playoffs Friday is cool, therefore Alan can play and it's only 4 days delay. We went through the season pretty fast and here's the important spot. This way finals would be wrapped up right before Xmas, week break, and start it all over again after New Years.

That's my opinion anyway

#2042 n8rockerasu

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Posted 03 December 2012 - 09:12 PM

I'm on board with this. Starting the playoffs Friday is cool, therefore Alan can play and it's only 4 days delay. We went through the season pretty fast and here's the important spot. This way finals would be wrapped up right before Xmas, week break, and start it all over again after New Years.

That's my opinion anyway


I like this timeframe as well. Trying to be between seasons over Christmas would be ideal.

#2043 jza1218

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Posted 03 December 2012 - 09:32 PM

Yeah delaying is fine with me.

#2044 moojuice

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Posted 03 December 2012 - 09:59 PM

Sounds good. Thanks guys.

#2045 mvp828

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Posted 03 December 2012 - 10:40 PM

Sounds good. Thanks guys.


Hey, who said we were doing this for you? Some people are so self-centered. ;)

#2046 GamerDude316

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Posted 03 December 2012 - 11:38 PM

as a non-playoff team I think its great you guys are delaying...Alan had such a tough season with injuries (even worse than mine!) and definitely deserves a shot at winning in the playoffs himself instead of relying on the AI. Hope everybody has a great run!

#2047 Wpark83

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Posted 04 December 2012 - 03:03 AM

Yeah, no problems here.

#2048 Canbanana

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Posted 04 December 2012 - 05:54 AM

Curious what thoughts are on those that narrowly missed playoff spots taking over CPU teams just for the playoffs? Maybe hold a lottery for everyone that missed playoffs that wants to take over a cpu team? Just feel like it would be nice to get as many as we can involved.

Food for thought.

#2049 mvp828

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Posted 04 December 2012 - 06:10 AM

Curious what thoughts are on those that narrowly missed playoff spots taking over CPU teams just for the playoffs? Maybe hold a lottery for everyone that missed playoffs that wants to take over a cpu team? Just feel like it would be nice to get as many as we can involved.

Food for thought.


How many CPU teams made it? I know we only have Carolina in the East. I didn't realize any in the West made it or were close once all the quitting was done (i.e. San Jose, Dallas, Anaheim).

#2050 Wpark83

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Posted 05 December 2012 - 02:04 AM

Curious what thoughts are on those that narrowly missed playoff spots taking over CPU teams just for the playoffs? Maybe hold a lottery for everyone that missed playoffs that wants to take over a cpu team? Just feel like it would be nice to get as many as we can involved.

Food for thought.


Honestly, I don't think that's fair. Everyone had an equal chance at making the playoffs, and if the people that chose to quit went on to make it, just the way it breaks. Granted, I may be a bit biased getting to play a CPU in the 1st round, but I'd feel that way even if I wasn't.

#2051 twick87

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Posted 05 December 2012 - 04:53 AM

Curious what thoughts are on those that narrowly missed playoff spots taking over CPU teams just for the playoffs? Maybe hold a lottery for everyone that missed playoffs that wants to take over a cpu team? Just feel like it would be nice to get as many as we can involved.

Food for thought.


Yeah I'm not a big fan of this idea either. I get that some people end up playing the CPU in the playoffs but that's just the luck if the draw. What's the point of the regular season if someone who didn't make it gets to take over a good team once the playoffs start? I'm all for being accommodating but at the same time this is still a competitive league.

#2052 GamerDude316

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Posted 05 December 2012 - 11:39 AM

Yeah I'm not a big fan of this idea either. I get that some people end up playing the CPU in the playoffs but that's just the luck if the draw. What's the point of the regular season if someone who didn't make it gets to take over a good team once the playoffs start? I'm all for being accommodating but at the same time this is still a competitive league.


I agree with this too. I guess you could make the argument that since Carolina was user-controlled for most of the season (the reason for their high seed) it MIGHT make sense to allow another user such as Flyersfan to play as them in the playoffs, but otherwise I'd say its the luck of the draw as well.

#2053 Flyersfan

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Posted 05 December 2012 - 04:02 PM

While the idea is good, I don't want to control Carolina. I had my chance to make it in, I was absolutely horrible in the beginning of the season and had to go on a real hot streak at the end to even get as close as I did.


#2054 Mr_hockey66

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Posted 05 December 2012 - 10:23 PM

does anyone have games this week? I thought the playoffs started friday. The deadline shows the 6th.
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#2055 Vulcan2422

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Posted 05 December 2012 - 11:37 PM

The way some people play in here, I dont even want to play them at all with another cpu, because then you'd have them bitching and moaning non stop in here.

Nate, you should UP the cpu teams for the playoffs! You want that cup, fight hard for it against the cpu. ;-)

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#2056 n8rockerasu

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Posted 05 December 2012 - 11:38 PM

does anyone have games this week? I thought the playoffs started friday. The deadline shows the 6th.


The deadline was extended to help the playoff matchups work with everyone's schedules. Playoffs will start this Friday.

#2057 n8rockerasu

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Posted 05 December 2012 - 11:50 PM

Nate, you should UP the cpu teams for the playoffs! You want that cup, fight hard for it against the cpu. ;-)


Well, it's not like anybody is going to be facing the CPU all the way to the finals. And if we did up the difficulty...it's possible a CPU team could win the cup, thus making all of our invested time pointless. It's something to consider for next season, but I don't think it's a good idea now.

Speaking of settings changes, I just looked, and yeah...I'm not seeing an option for injuries. I'm hoping maybe the full settings options will open back up between seasons, but if not...I feel like we gotta try something to discourage thuggish play. Even when it's the AI's fault, it still bothers me. One option we do have is turning penalty scaling off...meaning that penalties last in real time, not in game time. At least this would increase the severity of a penalty when they are actually called, which MAYBE would make people think twice before going for those big hits or spamming their stick checks.

And of course, there's still the option of going with the "hardcore" playstyle. I know it's supposed to negatively affect passing, but I think we should still look at it. Maybe play some test games with it, and see if it makes any difference. It even has me wondering what raising the playstyle to "hardcore", but lowering the difficulty to "rookie" would accomplish. I've never really understood how the two work separately to alter gameplay, as you'd think they'd be changing the same things. Ultimately, I feel like another season of what we just had isn't going to be tolerable for as long. I'm all up for radical changes.

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Posted 06 December 2012 - 12:03 AM

I'd give hardcore a shot. Maybe we can try a play now game with it to see how it is?

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Posted 06 December 2012 - 02:51 AM

Well, it's not like anybody is going to be facing the CPU all the way to the finals. And if we did up the difficulty...it's possible a CPU team could win the cup, thus making all of our invested time pointless. It's something to consider for next season, but I don't think it's a good idea now.

Speaking of settings changes, I just looked, and yeah...I'm not seeing an option for injuries. I'm hoping maybe the full settings options will open back up between seasons, but if not...I feel like we gotta try something to discourage thuggish play. Even when it's the AI's fault, it still bothers me. One option we do have is turning penalty scaling off...meaning that penalties last in real time, not in game time. At least this would increase the severity of a penalty when they are actually called, which MAYBE would make people think twice before going for those big hits or spamming their stick checks.

And of course, there's still the option of going with the "hardcore" playstyle. I know it's supposed to negatively affect passing, but I think we should still look at it. Maybe play some test games with it, and see if it makes any difference. It even has me wondering what raising the playstyle to "hardcore", but lowering the difficulty to "rookie" would accomplish. I've never really understood how the two work separately to alter gameplay, as you'd think they'd be changing the same things. Ultimately, I feel like another season of what we just had isn't going to be tolerable for as long. I'm all up for radical changes.



Honestly I think we should just turn injuries off. We can try to discourage thuggish play but AI will continue to be goons no matter what...and this "hardcore" playstyle just doesnt sound like it will be very good. I'd rather see injuries turned off altogether (yeah its not realistic but neither is the walking MASH units that so many of us had)

#2060 jza1218

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Posted 06 December 2012 - 03:04 AM

Nate's post said that he didn't see an option for injuries though.

#2061 GamerDude316

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Posted 06 December 2012 - 03:22 AM

Nate's post said that he didn't see an option for injuries though.


Yeah I just noticed that, read it at first as an injury slider not on/off. In that case....maybe increase penalty scaling?

#2062 Captain OBVIOU5

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Posted 06 December 2012 - 06:22 AM

Just rattled off 6 points to come within 2pts of 8th spot behind SJS. 1st win against a computer opponent. so stressful.

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Posted 06 December 2012 - 06:40 AM

holy shit, took both games against the cpu (flames) to tie the sharks for the eighth spot. too intense. Game one ended in a shootout 1-0, and Hall scored with 45 sec left in the third to take the second game 1-0.

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Posted 06 December 2012 - 05:34 PM

holy shit, took both games against the cpu (flames) to tie the sharks for the eighth spot. too intense. Game one ended in a shootout 1-0, and Hall scored with 45 sec left in the third to take the second game 1-0.


Who are your final two games against? Gonna be stressful waiting to see how SJ's games sim out. Good luck!

#2065 Captain OBVIOU5

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Posted 06 December 2012 - 05:50 PM

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Posted 06 December 2012 - 06:51 PM

Well, I have one game left against San Jose, so I'll do my best to help you out there, Captain Obvious (last time I played them, I took out Martin Havlat for the rest of the season, haha). It would be nice to help another human owner get into the playoffs.

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Posted 06 December 2012 - 08:10 PM

Any help would be appreciated. I have to win out, because a tie won't work as SJS has more wins and owns the tie breaker.

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Posted 06 December 2012 - 08:46 PM

Good luck Captain... I know you've been busting out the Ws the past couple periods.
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#2069 twick87

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Posted 06 December 2012 - 11:25 PM

I went to start a new gm connected league and there IS an option to turn off injuries FYI

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Posted 07 December 2012 - 12:20 AM

I went to start a new gm connected league and there IS an option to turn off injuries FYI


I know there was one when the league was initially created. Obviously, we didn't know to anticipate these problems back then though. And like I said, the way a lot of online franchises work is certain settings can only be set when the league is created. I'm hoping injuries won't be like that and we'll be able to turn them off between seasons. But we'll see.