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Re: Anyone play OOTP?
« Reply #75: December 08, 2015, 11:36:56 PM »
You in?

i can't commit the time to playing the desktop version, sorry.

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Re: Anyone play OOTP?
« Reply #76: December 08, 2015, 11:59:29 PM »
Literally everyone does this. They buy the game, stare at the interface, and basically say WTF. I didn't touch it for months after I bought it. Keep in mind only the interface is complicated since you already know the ins and outs of the game.

Then I revisited it, and rebuilt the Nats. It took years to win a series even against the CPU. I had playoff heartbreak!

I think it's the best game I've ever played, and I'm in my 30s and generally not impressed by video games anymore. It's worth pushing through.

Starting with 2015 Nats, it took me until 2021 to win once, and I had the oldest, most expensive roster imaginable at that point.  I gutted the team for prospects, picked first overall two years in a row, then won it all again in 2024.  By then, my team was so stacked that I could trade each and every one of my walk year guys before the season or at the deadline, promote prospects, sign almost nobody, and have a .700+ winning percentage every year, collecting 6 more titles by 2033, including 3 in a row.  I might actually be addicted.

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Re: Anyone play OOTP?
« Reply #77: December 09, 2015, 12:00:17 AM »
Just start screwing around with it and you'll figure it out.  I took over a team in Kevrock's OOTP league and got the handle of it pretty quick.  If we want to do a WNFF league I'm down but only if we do it as a fictional one.

Kevrock, are there any teams for taking over in your current league?

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Re: Anyone play OOTP?
« Reply #78: December 09, 2015, 12:00:57 AM »
If we get like six guys I will spam the hell out of the board to recruit more guys.

If we get the numbers I could commish but not GM a team, which would probably be ideal.

If the league is fictional, we don't really need 30 guys, right.  We could get away with 12?

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Re: Anyone play OOTP?
« Reply #79: December 10, 2015, 12:32:23 AM »
Kevrock, are there any teams for taking over in your current league?

No, sorry.

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Re: Anyone play OOTP?
« Reply #80: December 10, 2015, 12:32:45 AM »
If the league is fictional, we don't really need 30 guys, right.  We could get away with 12?

Sure.

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Re: Anyone play OOTP?
« Reply #81: December 10, 2015, 12:34:44 AM »
No, sorry.

Actually one guy is kinda inactive, I'll keep an eye on it.

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Re: Anyone play OOTP?
« Reply #82: December 10, 2015, 01:56:22 PM »
Is a 12 man fun? Can you still have CPU for other teams? 12 sounds too stacked.

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Re: Anyone play OOTP?
« Reply #83: December 10, 2015, 02:01:29 PM »
I don't know, I've never been in a league that small. I think 6 team divisions with no playoffs only WS would be fun. Then you hope to expand at some point.

I guess you could do 3 4 team divisions with one wild card also.

The talent wouldn't be stacked, the talent generated would conform to the number of teams.

You can add CPU teams but they can't trade.

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Re: Anyone play OOTP?
« Reply #84: December 10, 2015, 02:03:47 PM »
I don't know, I've never been in a league that small. I think 6 team divisions with no playoffs only WS would be fun. Then you hope to expand at some point.

I guess you could do 3 4 team divisions with one wild card also.

The talent wouldn't be stacked, the talent generated would conform to the number of teams.

You can add CPU teams but they can't trade.

Got it. No to CPU then!

If it is 12 man, I vote for the 3 4-team divisions. 

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Re: Anyone play OOTP?
« Reply #85: December 10, 2015, 02:41:08 PM »
Starting with 2015 Nats, it took me until 2021 to win once, and I had the oldest, most expensive roster imaginable at that point.  I gutted the team for prospects, picked first overall two years in a row, then won it all again in 2024.  By then, my team was so stacked that I could trade each and every one of my walk year guys before the season or at the deadline, promote prospects, sign almost nobody, and have a .700+ winning percentage every year, collecting 6 more titles by 2033, including 3 in a row.  I might actually be addicted.

I found myself getting caught off guard by rules changes (changes in roster sizes and the addition of an NL DH). I also hated drafting, by midway through the first, the only multi star players tended to be relievers- of course this is ootp 12, so it's probably changed. Have they foreclosed throwing millions at assistant coaches throughout the whole system approach? 

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Re: Anyone play OOTP?
« Reply #86: December 10, 2015, 02:44:33 PM »
You can disable league evolution and the rules won't be changed. The draft has changed dramatically, as has the development engine.

I don't understand the last question.

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Re: Anyone play OOTP?
« Reply #87: December 10, 2015, 02:47:03 PM »
You can disable league evolution and the rules won't be changed. The draft has changed dramatically, as has the development engine.

I don't understand the last question.

I used to just get the best managers coaches available- at one point I think I was paying Joe Madden to manage potomac- anything possible to get players to develop. It seemed like a better use of money than spending on a bench or middle relief

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Re: Anyone play OOTP?
« Reply #88: December 10, 2015, 02:47:48 PM »
You can disable league evolution and the rules won't be changed. The draft has changed dramatically, as has the development engine.

I don't understand the last question.

Weren't you able to just get the best coaches/scouting staff (all 5*) and dominate the draft and FA?

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Re: Anyone play OOTP?
« Reply #89: December 10, 2015, 02:55:25 PM »
You can disable staff, it's pretty imbalanced. No online league use coaching and a lot don't use scouts.

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« Reply #90: December 10, 2015, 02:56:08 PM »
Oh they did redo the staff stuff though. You don't see their actual ratings anymore. You see their strategy and some tendencies.

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Re: Anyone play OOTP?
« Reply #91: December 10, 2015, 02:57:43 PM »
Oh they did redo the staff stuff though. You don't see their actual ratings anymore. You see their strategy and some tendencies.

between that and improved drafting, I may have to buy the new version

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Re: Anyone play OOTP?
« Reply #92: December 10, 2015, 03:04:18 PM »
between that and improved drafting, I may have to buy the new version

+ you can join the league

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Re: Anyone play OOTP?
« Reply #93: December 15, 2015, 10:20:36 PM »
I found what seems like a really cool league to join.  And the team available was an expansion Montr√©al Expos!  I consider that a sign.

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Re: Anyone play OOTP?
« Reply #94: December 16, 2015, 12:24:31 AM »
Go for it yo

I don't think we're going to get the numbers here.

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Re: Anyone play OOTP?
« Reply #95: December 16, 2015, 12:25:15 AM »
But if we do, totally possible to be in multiple leagues.

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Re: Anyone play OOTP?
« Reply #96: December 16, 2015, 12:47:31 AM »
Go for it yo

I don't think we're going to get the numbers here.

Agree.

One thing is, if there is more turnover I might be able to recruit some of y'all.

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Re: Anyone play OOTP?
« Reply #97: December 16, 2015, 12:18:17 PM »
What league are you in? What's the set up? (Sim schedule, fictional/real, etc)

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Re: Anyone play OOTP?
« Reply #98: December 16, 2015, 03:48:54 PM »
What league are you in? What's the set up? (Sim schedule, fictional/real, etc)

They sim 10 days once every 24 hours.

League started real but it's 2055 so it's evolved to all fictional.

They expanded to 32 teams, adding Vancouver and bringing back the Expos. 4 divisions of 4 per league with two WCs, and an NFL-style playoff format for the WC round.

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Re: Anyone play OOTP?
« Reply #99: December 16, 2015, 04:27:35 PM »
They sim 10 days once every 24 hours.

League started real but it's 2055 so it's evolved to all fictional.

They expanded to 32 teams, adding Vancouver and bringing back the Expos. 4 divisions of 4 per league with two WCs, and an NFL-style playoff format for the WC round.
Climate change impact in 2055?