Project NHL32 - Seattle Edition (2018-19 Season)

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Re: Project NHL32 - Seattle Edition

Post by BKarchitect » Thu May 03, 2018 10:53 pm

What year is it? He should be on his entry level deal thru the end of the 18-19 season. You can edit it in archi's editor I believe. The database checks out. But I'll monitor for it.

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Re: Project NHL32 - Seattle Edition

Post by 88_06_12 » Fri May 04, 2018 6:55 am

BKarchitect wrote:What year is it? He should be on his entry level deal thru the end of the 18-19 season. You can edit it in archi's editor I believe. The database checks out. But I'll monitor for it.
The weird answer is right on startup of a save. Feel bad not potentially seeing this in a save i removed (also your latest db), too see if this was something new, was forced to a removal of the game (EHM) and start over again. Have loaded a new game a couple of times, same result - Maple Leafs way over the Cap initially.

Have not done anything strange in the editor my self. Adjusted Salary floor from 0 to 58 and did my own expansion draft (my plan was to play with Seattle).

Do you mean that i can fix this my self pre-game and start a new save after editing this in the editor? In other words there is no chance fixing it using EHM assistant? Nothing major if a new save Is required - have just started regular season - but if possible it would be nice to not do the trades and etc again.

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Re: Project NHL32 - Seattle Edition

Post by 88_06_12 » Fri May 04, 2018 5:05 pm

Update: Very strange case. In the editor his salary is 0.92. In the game 8.14 thru 18-19 season.

But if i can speculate I believe this was the case in my previous save, just missed it. Think i 'reacted' to by how much Maple Leafs initially (before sim 17-18) was over the cap (88 m ish).

Will try to remove everything, every file and folder connected to EHM, and se if that works.

Anyway, now you know. But possibly this is just my problem. Screenshot: https://ibb.co/i2xjtn

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Re: Project NHL32 - Seattle Edition

Post by 88_06_12 » Sat May 05, 2018 12:56 pm

One last post from me regarding this subject.

A fact is that when running the db in the editor everything is correct, but in-game it's not.

Have tried to change 10-15 contracts in the editor, running a new save and every change is correctly made, but not Matthews contract. Whatever annual salary i change to, 8.14/year is the in-game salary.

Have also downloaded and edited Matthews contract in other dbs. Everything works correctly there, edited his contract from 0.92 to 0.75 without problems, for example.

Will not bother you anymore with this. Hopefully there is a solution to this - your db is great and your work much appriciated!

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Re: Project NHL32 - Seattle Edition

Post by 88_06_12 » Sun May 06, 2018 8:17 pm

One more from me haha... (if possible, delete my messages, if irrelevant)

If i could send private messages or connect with you in another way i would do so. Just wanted to tell my work-around for this issue after a lot of testing today. If this is a issue just affecting me, then it's strange. If so, i would like to get that confirmed.

What i have done is to remove Matthews last (and only) season from his history. When setting his games played to "0" 16/17 (i can have G, A, PIM and +/- unchanged) - then his in-game contract is 925,000 instead of 8,140,000. It's seems to an amateur like me this issue is connected to player history (?).

I figured this information could possibly help you. Again, if possibile, delete my posts if they are 'spam'.

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Re: Project NHL32 - Seattle Edition

Post by BKarchitect » Sun May 06, 2018 11:59 pm

I appreciate the info, it’s defenitely a bug!

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Re: Project NHL32 - Seattle Edition

Post by Javs » Mon May 07, 2018 6:14 am

EDIT: Nevermind

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Re: Project NHL32 - Seattle Edition

Post by 88_06_12 » Wed May 09, 2018 10:46 pm

Have finished my first season with Seattle (and first whole season for me in EHM) - great game!

Huge part of the game is the rosters and everything around them - big thanks to all people making this game so fun - especially you BKarchitect, thanks.

One question: Selected 3 overall in the draft. As I said, I'm new to this game so do not know if this is 'the game' or not - but only 30 teams had picks in the first round instead of (in this case, with your expansion 32). Which means two teams selects very far in to the draft (60 ich). Should it be that way?

One more thing: In both this save and my earlier save Predators released Juuse Saros in pre-season (before 17/18 season). Signed him as a free-agent and was my starter for 17/18.

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Re: Project NHL32 - Seattle Edition

Post by BKarchitect » Thu May 10, 2018 1:48 pm

I'll look into the draft thing...the Seattle DB has had some draft issues over its development - I thought they were all ironed out but maybe not.

As for the computer AI doing stupid things like releasing Saros (who has huge potential in the NHL32 DB and is one of the top goalie prospects in the game) - that kind of stuff is hard to prevent. Although I've never seen a guy like Saros released prior to the start of the season, I have seen the computer AI completely unable to sign or even make qualifying offers to young stars, resulting in excellent young player hitting UFA status for no particular reason. It's a very commonly known bug. Hoping the next update of EHM by Riz addresses some of these free agency issues. Also, if the computer AI of a team feels it has too much depth in an area (for example, goaltending) it will often simply release a very good asset instead of looking to make a trade.

At the end of the day, if you feel the computer GM's are being stupid, the best things to do are either A) avoid taking advantage or B) something I do is I'll manually take over a team and undo the stupid thing they did. Usually at the end of the season, I will manually control each team briefly to make sure they have at least made qualifying offers to their top young RFA's. It's a bit of work but worth it to me to have a year-to-year simulation that seems sensible.

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Re: Project NHL32 - Seattle Edition

Post by 88_06_12 » Fri May 11, 2018 11:36 am

BKarchitect wrote:I'll look into the draft thing...the Seattle DB has had some draft issues over its development - I thought they were all ironed out but maybe not.

As for the computer AI doing stupid things like releasing Saros (who has huge potential in the NHL32 DB and is one of the top goalie prospects in the game) - that kind of stuff is hard to prevent. Although I've never seen a guy like Saros released prior to the start of the season, I have seen the computer AI completely unable to sign or even make qualifying offers to young stars, resulting in excellent young player hitting UFA status for no particular reason. It's a very commonly known bug. Hoping the next update of EHM by Riz addresses some of these free agency issues. Also, if the computer AI of a team feels it has too much depth in an area (for example, goaltending) it will often simply release a very good asset instead of looking to make a trade.

At the end of the day, if you feel the computer GM's are being stupid, the best things to do are either A) avoid taking advantage or B) something I do is I'll manually take over a team and undo the stupid thing they did. Usually at the end of the season, I will manually control each team briefly to make sure they have at least made qualifying offers to their top young RFA's. It's a bit of work but worth it to me to have a year-to-year simulation that seems sensible.
Just to be clear the two best regular season teams did not have any picks in the first round. From there, round 2-7 everything worked like it should. Nothing major but … something.

We just have to wait and see what Riz have in store for the 1.5 update.

Thanks for the tips regarding the small things a user can do to make the game flow as it should. I belong to the camp that wants as much realism as possible and if looking at my crystal ball my Saros move would not be done when i have more EHM-hours under my belt.

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Re: Project NHL32 - Seattle Edition

Post by BKarchitect » Tue May 15, 2018 12:20 am

NHL32 - Seattle 2018-19 IS LIVE

NHL
- Updated all NHL 2018-19 contracts with RFA rights for guys whose contracts have ended per Capfriendly and the rest of the free agents into the UFA pool. Will be upating as the off-season moves along including RFA tenders/non-tenders. Per CapFriendly. Have not updated sliding ELC contracts yet as those are not updated on CapFriendly. Matthews' ELC is fixed.
- Regular season 2017-18 stats histories added so the prospect rankings and Calder candidates will be accurate for the 2018-19 season.
- Playoff stats and league/awards history for 17-18 will be added as the playoffs finish and awards are announced.
- Junior-aged players will retain CHL-rights for possible loans back to junior. In general, the more ready signed junior prospects (Vilardi, etc) and ones who would be considered overage (1998 born) start with their NHL teams while other contracted junior players start on loan back in the CHL.
- Still have some future transfers set in the config for college and European prospects for 2019 and beyond. Some of this is motivated by the fact that there is a bug where NHL-rights will not show up even though they are set in the editor. Examples are Shestyorkin (NYR) and Sorokin (NYI). For some reason the game is not reading their NHL rights but because I have them coming to the NHL after their KHL contracts end, you WILL get to see them on the Rangers and Isles respectively. Same with Gusev and some others.
- Some speculative transfers (Kovalchuk to NY Rangers, Pilut to Buffalo, etc) are included. Will be updated as needed.
- Have not yet updated Cap Penalties; high on priority list. Minimum salary upped to $675,000. Cap set at $80 million fo rnow - actual number unknown as of yet for 18-19 and will be tweaked as needed to produce less stupid AI handling of RFAs.
- Fixed the reversed goalie stats in 2016-17 NHL histories.

AHL
- Updated all AHL 2018-19 contracts. There aren't a ton yet. Cleared out the rest of the rosters into the UFA pool.
- Colorado Eagles are in the AHL, as they have been in the NHL36/32 series since the beginning. Obviously there are some fantasy realignments with extra teams but real teams will have their real AHL affiliates. Obviously Seattle has a new AHL team (Fresno).


ECHL
- Cleared out all the clubs for now until there is some more useful ECHL contract info for the upcoming season. ECHL rosters also tend to fluxtuate wildly so they've never been a huge concern of mine.
- Maine Mariners were already in the DB but St. John's has been added as well (as the IceCaps until the new brand is revealed). Quad City remains even though they are defunct now to help fill out the league. As with the AHL, it's a fantasy 36 team format but real ECHL affiliates are aligned with their real clubs.
- Maine replaces Greenville as the Rangers' ECHL affiliate in real life and in the DB. Greenville will replace the Maine affiliations that were in the DB until a real affiliation is announced.
- St. John's will be the Leafs' real ECHL affiliate so they have been designated that in these DB's as well.

NCAA
- Completely updated the NCAA. Graduating seniors, signed players, transfers, incoming freshman classes. It's all there. It's literally a thousand moves and additions.
- Note that official incoming freshman classes have, for the most part, not been announced and can change right up until the fall so I will be updating these (as well as future commitments) as the summer rolls on.

USPORTS
- Added in-coming CHL and CJHL alumns. Rosters not completely updated though.

CHL (OHL/WHL/QMJHL)
- Cleared the 1997's out (many signed or go to university).
- 2018 OHL draft class (2002 born) up to 3rd round plus a few extras and rights added.
- Most of the 1st round of the 2018 WHL bantam draft (2003 born) is in there with correct WHL rights.
- 2018 QMJHL draft class (2002 born) is about 20 deep of top prospects - rights will be assigned and additional players added after the draft actually occurs.
- A handful of top 2019 OHL and QMJHL draft prospects (2003 born) added.
- Import rights will be added after 2018 CHL Import Draft.
- Note that many younger players are left on their bantam teams that are undecided between CHL and OHL. Most are guys who are committed to the NCAA but also highly-CHL drafted. This lets there be some flexibility with what happens with them.

OTHER N.A. JUNIORS
- Cleared the 1997's out of the CJHL leagues, USHL, NAHL, NCDC.
- USNTDP 2002 class added (to the extent we know) and a few 2003's added as well.
- Added a lot of USHL rights and transfers including the 2018 USHL Phase 1 and Phase 2 drafts.
- Note that by default, I've kept prospects in Minnesota High School and New England Prep School even if USHL drafted unless it is confirmed they will spend the entire season in the USHL. These kid often split time in a season but high school hockey in Minnesota, for example, is a bigger deal for most.
- All high school and major midget clubs cleaned out of older prospects.

CHAMPIONS HOCKEY LEAGUE
- There is a bug with this in NHL36/32 right now and regardless, the real and proper format is not able to be used so for right now, highly recommended NOT to try and mess with the CHL too much, even though it will automatically appear when you select European leagues.

KHL/VHL/MHL
- KHL updated for 25 teams with Yugra and Lada demoted into the VHL. For the VHL, Sputnik has been demoted to tier 3. Corresponding bumps/declines in club reputations. Novokuznetsk is now Sibir's VHL farm club.
- KHL is NOT FUNCTIONAL RIGHT NOW due to the 25 teams. Need to either build a new schedule template or wait for official one to come out. High on my priority list.
- KHL updated per EP with 18-19 contracts. Expiring contracts sent to UFA pool. Included is update of Yugra and Lada even though they are now VHL. Many new, mostly younger players added.
- Includes many speculative (but likely) transfers.
- VHL has been totally cleared out of old contracts...was very out of date. Results in many teams being fairly empty - I will rebuild them in due time but not a priority.
- MHL cleared of 1997 and older players.

SHL/Allsvenskan/SuperElit
- SHL is updated with Timra promoted, Allsvenskan has received Karlskrona demoted from the SHL and VIK Vasteras promoted from Disivion 1 and Troja-Ljunby demoted to Division 1. Corresponding bumps/declines in club reputations.
- SHL and Allsvenskan should be properly playable.
- SHL updated per EP with 18-19 contracts. Expiring contracts sent to UFA pool. Included is complete update of newly promoted Timra. Many new, mostly younger players added.
- Includes many speculative (but likely) transfers.
- Allsvenskan will be out-dated aside from Karlskrona. On my to-do list but not high priority.
- SuperElit cleared of 1997 and older players. Most top prospects will be U20 level - there are a few on U18 teams but not a ton since we are talking 2001, 2002 and later born types.

Liiga/Mestis/Jr. A Liiga
- No structural changes, I believe all Liiga and Mestis teams saved their existing levels in relegation.
- Liiga and Mestis should be properly playable.
- Liiga updated per EP with 18-19 contracts. Expiring contracts sent to UFA pool. Many new, mostly younger players added.
- Includes many speculative (but likely) transfers.
- Mestis will be out-dated aside from Karlskrona. On my to-do list but not high priority.
- Jr. A Liiga cleared of 1997 and older players. Most top prospects will be U20 level - there are a few on U18 teams but not a ton since we are talking 2001, 2002 and later born types.

CZECH EXTRALIGA
- Extraliga is updated with Karlovy Vary promoted and Dukla Jihlava sent down. Corresponding bumps/declines in club reputations. Looks like WSM Liga (second tier) will be having 15 teams next year as Poruba is promoted but I don't see any of the existing 14 demoted.
- Did also change some official team names up to match current times (for example Aukro Berani Zlin instead of PSG Zlin)...will also be updating some logos for clubs like Zlin at a later point. They might already be updated in dani9's megapack as well.
- Extraliga should be properly playable. WSM Liga is NOT playable with 15 teams until new schedule is made.
- Extraliga updated per EP with 18-19 contracts. Note however that unlike the KHL/SHL/Liiga, I have not gone in and added tons of players to make the entire rosters 100% complete.
- Aside from updating contracts of prospects signed on to senior teams and adding top prospects, the junior levels are also not totally updated.

SWISS NLA
- NLA is updated with Rappersil-Jona promoted and Kloten sent down. Corresponding bumps/declines in club reputations.
- NLA should be properly playable.
- NLA updated per EP with 18-19 contracts. Note however that unlike the KHL/SHL/Liiga, I have not gone in and added tons of players to make the entire rosters 100% complete.
- Aside from updating contracts of prospects signed on to senior teams and adding top prospects, the junior levels are also not totally updated.

GERMAN DEL (TO DO - DEL is not actually been totally cleaned up for 18-19 yet)
- No structural changes for 18-19.
- DEL should be properly playable.
- DEL updated per EP with 18-19 contracts. Note however that unlike the KHL/SHL/Liiga, I have not gone in and added tons of players to make the entire rosters 100% complete.
- Aside from updating contracts of prospects signed on to senior teams and adding top prospects, the junior levels are also not totally updated.

REST OF WORLD
- NHL36/32 already included major updates for top level players and junior-aged players for most "main division" nations at the WC and WJC (Slovakia, Denmark, Austria, South Korea, France, etc) but updating the complete individual leagues, aside from the top players has not been a priority. I want the France roster at the World Championships to "feel" accurate and I want the Danish roster at the WJC's to also "feel" correct but that's the extent of it for now.
- I am continuously adding top junior players from all countries, including non-traditional, to try and keep things like the WJC's feeling accurate but it is always a work-in-progress.

2018 NHL DRAFT
- Alright this is BIG. The 2018 draft is not yet here but it is basically impossible to play a reaslistic NHL season for 2018-19 without having the draft run. That said, I have created a MASSIVE import file that includes all 7-rounds of the 2018 draft with all 31 real teams. OBVIOUSLY - most of the results are pure speculation. Dahlin to Buffalo is easy. But from there out, nothing is concrete. Did some modest spit-balling for the first round but otherwise, results were a mix of database ratings and available mock draft rankings online.
- YOU MUST USE THE EDITOR AND IMPORT THE DRAFT IMPORT FILE TO HAVE THE RESULTS IN YOUR DATABASE PRIOR TO STARTING A GAME. You also certainly modify the import file to you liking and re-import it to create your OWN 2018 DRAFT RESULTS. Also in the draft import file is a separate TAB listing all the 2018 draft eligible players and current teams which you can use to help do your own draft.
- Traded picks are included in the results (per CapFriendly).
- All this import file does is assign rights - you still have to SIGN Svechnikov, Zadina, etc to entry-level NHL contracts if you are that particular team to ensure they will suit up in the 18-19 season for you. The one exception is Dahlin who I already have on an entry level deal with Buffalo because in testing, the Buffalo GM likes to leave Dahlin in Sweden for 18-19 season and there is ZERO chance of that happening - so he does start with an ELC on Buffalo.
- This import file also means future drafts like 2019 and 2020 will be accurate instead of overflowing with the 2018 draftees.
- Obviously Seattle misses out on the 2018 draft. Your farm building will begin in the 2019 draft if you take on the task of guiding the Totems.
- Actual draft history is not filled out because there is no point in doing this time-intensive task until the real draft takes place. So while a complete 2018 draft is run, you will not see the picks in 2018 draft history.

EXPANSION DRAFT IMPORT FILE
- For right now, this file is NO LONGER BEING PROVIDED. Reasons are many but mainly two:
1) With contract status up in the air right now for many NHL players, it would be hard to create a protection list for existing teams.
2) With lots of players now UFA's - you should have a reasonable pool of talent to sign from.
- As summer UFA signings start to happen and get updated in future releases of the DB - I will bring back the expansion draft import file and worksheet.

DOWNLOAD DATABASES HERE:
Version 5.0 - NHL32 Seattle Expansion (May 14, 2018)
https://www.dropbox.com/s/ez5y5ehzfsbfg ... 0.zip?dl=0

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Re: Project NHL32 - Seattle Edition (2018-19 Season)

Post by BKarchitect » Tue May 15, 2018 12:24 am

Same screen cap previews as NHL36 - but thought some might not bother to look there so here's some of what the NHL32 - Seattle DB has to offer:

NHL32 v5.0 2018-19 Screens:

Updated NHL histories...which reflect 2017-18 season explosions such as those by Colorado's superstar center:
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Rangers among teams with big roster transitions from the previous season...prospect rankings reflect 18-19 season:
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How will you cobble together your expansion team from available free agents???
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Dahlin is of course the next "generational" talent hopeful and gives the Sabres an amazing young core:
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Svechnikov not a bad second prize for Carolina!
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They both lead the next group of Calder hopefuls (note your Top 10 will vary of course):
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Which rookies will make a big impact in 18-19?
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Meanwhile, teams like Detroit re-stocked their prospect depth in the 2018 Draft; the Wings had a whopping 11 picks and it shows in their prospect rankings:
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In the NCAA, powerhouses like BU reload for the 18-19 season...
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...while also getting big-time commitments for years in the future:
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Quinton Byfield leads the next generation of CHL stars to junior glory and potential NHL greatness:
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With the 2018 Draft complete, all eyes are on an impressive and deep crop of 2019 NHL Draft prospects:
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Re: Project NHL32 - Seattle Edition (2018-19 Season)

Post by BKarchitect » Tue May 15, 2018 12:58 am

Just to give you an idea of the type of team you can build for Seattle in free agency, I let the computer control them and this is the team they put together...it's not half-bad. This is why there won't be an Expansion Draft file until free agency dies down a bit. Obviously in NHL36 - there are four other mouths to feed so its a bit more challenging but it's not supposed to be easy!

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Re: Project NHL32 - Seattle Edition (2018-19 Season)

Post by krispykremed » Thu May 17, 2018 5:39 pm

Is USHL playable in this version?

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Re: Project NHL32 - Seattle Edition (2018-19 Season)

Post by BKarchitect » Thu May 17, 2018 8:15 pm

krispykremed wrote:Is USHL playable in this version?
Should be perfectly functional but note that the USHL and NCAA are bound by the limitations of the game engine and were never meant as fully-featured playable leagues. So there is no USHL Draft, etc. That stuff is hard-coded and cannot be added.

The teams themselves are very much fleshed out with prospective 2018-19 rosters and future college commits. The issue will is in future years, on the game engine keeping all the teams fully-stocked.

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Re: Project NHL32 - Seattle Edition (2018-19 Season)

Post by BKarchitect » Fri May 18, 2018 12:54 am

New version of NHL32 - Seattle 5.0 (2018-19)

- Fixed Olympics and World Cup...start years should now be accurate and competitions should play all the way through and record history
- Fixed draft order / lottery issue (or re-fixed it I should say)
- Updated transaction from last few days, some updated ratings based on World Championship play and ECHL St. John's are now the Newfoundland Growlers.

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Re: Project NHL32 - Seattle Edition (2018-19 Season)

Post by qzc » Fri May 18, 2018 2:01 pm

If possible, would you be able to provide a db with the 2018 draft completed or a save file with the 2018 draft completed? I'm on Mac so I can't use EHM assistant.

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Re: Project NHL32 - Seattle Edition (2018-19 Season)

Post by BKarchitect » Fri May 18, 2018 7:10 pm

qzc wrote:If possible, would you be able to provide a db with the 2018 draft completed or a save file with the 2018 draft completed? I'm on Mac so I can't use EHM assistant.
Yup, here you go - it's the pregame DB and config but the 2018 draft has been imported so it's baked into the game when you start. Don't need to do anything (except possibly complain about who I picked in the draft for your favorite team :))

https://www.dropbox.com/s/673ejgl3brajz ... t.zip?dl=0

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Re: Project NHL32 - Seattle Edition (2018-19 Season)

Post by 88_06_12 » Fri May 18, 2018 9:58 pm

Hello BKa!

Don't know if this is the right part of the forum to ask this (probably isn't) but the question is for you. When you say you manually take control over teams on occasions to repair som stupid moves, do you mean you do that 'in-game' or is it a way to do it without sack the existing GM of this teams? Don't know about EHM-assistant, if that app can change contract etc. Thats why I ask (novice hehe).

Hopefully you understand my question. Thanks for your time!

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Project NHL32 - Seattle Edition (2018-19 Season)

Post by 88_06_12 » Tue Jun 05, 2018 10:32 pm

Hello!

Have played the game a lot of hours now and wow what a game - possibly hooked for the rest of my life.

Have 100 % played with Seattle 32db but looked at other db just to see the differences. This roster (Seattle) is in my mind the best. Attention to details (love it), for instance how rookie status in NHL works better then in any other roster, what I've seen 100 %.

But have a question regarding rookies, in another way. Are the top prospects having to much of an early impact? Are they to good to early? Don't like how other rosters value them because you see how top picks can impact the game and be very good NHL players early. But is there a fine line, something in the middle?

Just a note. Would like to hear your opinion.

Many thanks for your work!

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Project NHL32 - Seattle Edition (2018-19 Season)

Post by BKarchitect » Wed Jun 06, 2018 12:40 am

Yeah I mean of course you notice in NHL32/36 dbs that prospects, especially top ones, are quite good. Like you said, this is to have rookie classes and draft classes full of impact in the future. I probably pump them up quite a bit higher than most might expect and certainly more than traditional league guidelines would suggest.

But here’s where I’m coming from: take Filip Chytil for example. Kid is a stud, first round pick last year, was great in the AHL as an 18 year old and even got some good ice time with the Rangers. Now - he didn’t do anything that spectacular stat wise so you may say ...well he should be rated as a good AHL player who can fill in at the NHL level based on what he has accomplished. But here’s the rub: a database, from my point of view, should not be rated to look at what has been accomplished but whether what is projected to be accomplished in the future. Chytil will still have to earn his spot this fall but he’s got a great chance of being a Calder candidate and have a top 9 spot or more on the Rangers. He’s got a very good chance of quickly becoming a real impact player at the NHL level. So I like to rate top prospects with that in mind. I’d rather rate a guy like Chytil closer to a top 6 NHL player who gets good ice time Than some 4th line scrub. It definitely involves projecting and some guessing and yeah, some of the guys I have rated highly will fall on their faces. But I’ll take that trade off.

Same applies to future drafts. Of course Jack Hughes in NHL32 is rated way too highly. Same for Lafreniere and Byfield in 2020. But I love having these absolute gems to potentially get in the draft for rebuilding or expansion teams. I want some guys in most drafts that can step in and be the first line studs like Matthews, Laine, etc have been...maybe even a McDavid once in a while.

Some would say I’m short circuiting the natural development process in EHM and that’s probably true to some degree but I’ve never been satisfied with the overall results of draft classes or rookie NHL classes when young players are confined to ratings that define the junior leagues they are in. Often they will be kept on NHL rosters and rot on the 4th line or as healthy scratches because their CA is simply not up to snuff. Heck that still happens in my supercharged rosters. Also I’ve still seen the likes of Lafreniere fail to blossom even with huge baked in rating advantages. It often still comes down to unique situations and for some hidden mental attributes that are randomly generated.

So that’s my philosophy and I’m not about to modify it; it would simply be a pain. I’m not going to claim it’s the most accurate - but again that’s the benefit I have that the TBL team and xECK don’t - they are truly creating the most accurate rosters they can. I’m simply trying to create a bit of fantasy that is grounded in reality.

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Post by 88_06_12 » Wed Jun 06, 2018 3:37 pm

Thanks BK!

Again, just curious on your thought process! Interesting to hear how you see it, and yes it’s logical:)

One more thing - the rookie status issues many have, how have you manage to fix it? Understand if explaining that is low/a non priority.

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Post by BKarchitect » Wed Jun 06, 2018 4:33 pm

Oh well both TBL and xECK are updating their rosters for 2018-19 as we speak, they just have gotten around to releasing. All it entails is entering in NHL history data for the 2017-18 season. I'm sure theirs will be accurate when they are ready to release.

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Post by 88_06_12 » Wed Jun 06, 2018 4:37 pm

:thup: :notworthy:

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Post by Realpity » Thu Jun 07, 2018 3:18 pm

These are awesome, I started using 36 but now prefer 32 ... wondering how much work it would be to modify it myself (getting decent with the editor but no pro) to make Arizona into Quebec (likely they only way it would every happen), thus leaving Seattle in the west but moving the new Quebec to the east in a swap with another team. Just to keep it 16 & 16 east & west ... I haven't messed with league structures or schedules yet ... I think the most I did was renaming a team or two way back in the past

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