I've Sent both XBL messages (which he said he prefers) and a pm on here to the Sharks. It's frustrating knowing if he doesn't contact me soon that it has to be simmed, every one of my injuries have occurred during simmed games except Briere so I'd rather be in control.
I Know real life happens, but that's why everyone should set their game up to enable CPU play. You don't have to do it for evey game, just do it once and never turn it off. We all know not to play a player who has selected CPU until the last day.
I do think we need to just go ahead and create a policy for this. It's going to become an even bigger issue as the league goes on. I thnk the basic policy should be this:
Everyone is REQUIRED to enable CPU play
Everyone must PM their opponent before even considering playing the CPU
No games vs the CPU should be played before the day of the deadline unless given permission by the owner (games against unowned teams can be played at any time)
If a player is reported as having played the CPU for an owned team before the day of the deadline, you get one warning. After that, you're suspended for 3 games (meaning, 3 opponents get to play your CPU). I'm hoping a 1:3 ratio would be enough to encourage people to pay attention and double check before just launching into a game against the CPU.
If anyone else has anything to add to this or something they think should be changed, feel free to speak up.