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Re: Next Challenge?

Post by archibalduk » Sun Jan 07, 2018 3:22 pm

The Montreal one sounds like a good idea given that we have not used them since Challenge #3. Vegas might be a bit of a novelty too. I'm torn - maybe I'll flip a coin.

I will try and get the points from Challenge #45 awarded and the new Challenge started today if possible. Unfortunately I don't have enough spare time to run the Challenges properly (I devote my time to the Editor and rosters) and nobody has offered to run these following my request HERE. So I'm afraid the Challenges are liable to be neglected somewhat unless/until Bruins72 returns or someone else steps up. :-(

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Re: Next Challenge?

Post by braeden » Thu Jan 25, 2018 12:57 am

Hmm...Anyone have any interesting ideas for the next challenge?

Montreal is pretty fun. A '98 challenge would be fun again. 98 Mighty Ducks.

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Re: Next Challenge?

Post by MWE » Thu Mar 08, 2018 12:00 pm

Do you think we will ever do Europe again KHL maybe?

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Re: Next Challenge?

Post by Manimal » Thu Mar 08, 2018 12:12 pm

MWE wrote:Do you think we will ever do Europe again KHL maybe?
I'd rather do the EIHL

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Re: Next Challenge?

Post by nino33 » Thu Mar 08, 2018 1:41 pm

MWE wrote:Do you think we will ever do Europe again KHL maybe?
Maybe/I'd think so; I like the idea myself...
I tried in the past, but interest was always low (especially for the KHL) and no one was willing to write a guide, which was thought to be needed.

We have done a European Challenge since the release of the new EHM - Challenge #41 with Djurgardens IF of the SHL.
The four Challenges before and after Challenge #41 had more than 10 participants in season three and more than 5 in season five, compared to Challenge #41 that saw only 3 participants complete season three and only 1 complete season five

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Re: Next Challenge?

Post by nino33 » Thu Mar 08, 2018 1:43 pm

I was thinking of using one of the expansion teams in BKarchitect's 36 team NHL database for the next Challenge.....thoughts?

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Re: Next Challenge?

Post by Manimal » Thu Mar 08, 2018 2:03 pm

I think we definately should do a Vegas Golden Knights challenge.
They are not as good in game as IRL

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Re: Next Challenge?

Post by nino33 » Thu Mar 08, 2018 2:57 pm

nino33 wrote:I was thinking of using one of the expansion teams in BKarchitect's 36 team NHL database for the next Challenge.....thoughts?
In regards to this, FYI - I've resigned/I won't be overseeing the Challenges

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Re: Next Challenge?

Post by Modano » Thu Mar 08, 2018 11:42 pm

I'm not sure if it is good or very bad idea, but I thought that maybe someone would be interested, so... how about challenge with using some national team? Maybe some smaller nation with updated players would interest few people? :)

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Re: Next Challenge?

Post by Manimal » Tue Mar 20, 2018 9:09 am

Do you guys want a new challenge or shall we extend the Montreal challenge?

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Re: Next Challenge?

Post by fz50 » Tue Mar 20, 2018 2:13 pm

My opinion would be a new challenge. Looking at the results, this challenge might have been a bit "too easy". A lot of the participants did really well already from the start.

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Re: Next Challenge?

Post by Manimal » Tue Mar 20, 2018 2:39 pm

fz50 wrote:My opinion would be a new challenge. Looking at the results, this challenge might have been a bit "too easy". A lot of the participants did really well already from the start.
It is rather difficult to find a suitable challenge.
Many members here knows how to get a team running well. We also don't want it to be too hard so we scare away newcomers.

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Re: Next Challenge?

Post by fz50 » Tue Mar 20, 2018 11:26 pm

Manimal wrote:
fz50 wrote:My opinion would be a new challenge. Looking at the results, this challenge might have been a bit "too easy". A lot of the participants did really well already from the start.
It is rather difficult to find a suitable challenge.
Many members here knows how to get a team running well. We also don't want it to be too hard so we scare away newcomers.
Yeah, I totally get that.

My vote for next challenge would be a CHL team, though. Those challenges always seems to be fun, even though I have only participated in a couple myself.

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Re: Next Challenge?

Post by Zavier » Wed Mar 21, 2018 6:15 pm

I'm a newbie and I would enjoy a CHL challenge. That was the next challenge I was going to set for myself anyhow.

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Re: Next Challenge?

Post by Manimal » Wed Mar 21, 2018 9:05 pm

It was a long time ago we did the major juniors(challenge # 32)

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Re: Next Challenge?

Post by braeden » Wed Mar 21, 2018 10:29 pm

I kinda lost interest with MTL pretty quick as they aren't one of my fav teams IRL... That being said I wouldn't mind racing to be the first GM to win a cup for Vegas...

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Re: Next Challenge?

Post by OldGregg » Thu Mar 29, 2018 10:46 pm

Vegas could be fun. Would also like to try an expansion team from the NHL 36 database as nino33 mentioned, it would be fun if we could choose any of the 5 expansion teams. I think the rules would probably have to allow for a few extra moves for at least the first season though.

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Re: Next Challenge?

Post by fz50 » Fri Mar 30, 2018 1:40 pm

Agree that Vegas could be fun. Looking at them in EHM, they look like a pretty poor team, which we can improve on.

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Re: Next Challenge?

Post by Salming » Sat Mar 31, 2018 2:13 pm

Vegas plz :)

With rules for long term build, like able to trade for 1sts or trade for young players only.

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Re: Next Challenge?

Post by Manimal » Sat Mar 31, 2018 8:15 pm

Salming wrote:Vegas plz :)

With rules for long term build, like able to trade for 1sts or trade for young players only.
You will never be able to trade for 1st rounders in challenges.
That will make them too easy

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Re: Next Challenge?

Post by archibalduk » Sun Apr 01, 2018 11:55 am

Now that Nino has stepped down, we'll need somebody else to run the Challenges:
archibalduk wrote:Unfortunately it seems Bruins72 isn't around much and so I will have to continuing running the Challenges in between other commitments (all of my free/TBL time is spent on the Editor). We normally run four or five Challenges per year but this year we have only run two because we no longer have somebody with enough spare time to run things. With this in mind, I think the Challenges desperately need a couple of volunteers to help run things.

Ideally we could do with a couple of volunteers who are experienced with the Challenges (preferably who have completed at least two full seasons in at least five previous Challenges). I can do all of the administrative work (e.g. awarding trophies and setting up each new Challenge via the forum software), but it would be great to have a couple of volunteers who can do all of the following:
  • decide on which teams to use;
  • write the short news items announcing each new Challenge;
  • moderate the Challenge Forum;
  • review and revise the rules;
  • respond to queries; and
  • generally take care of day to day running of the Challenges.
Realistically, the time commitment required is relatively small but volunteers will need to be prepared to spend time on the tasks listed above on a fairly regular basis.

If you would like to volunteer and have enough free time then please post in this thread. :-)

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Re: Next Challenge?

Post by MWE » Mon Apr 02, 2018 8:41 pm

If no one else wants to do it then I can give it a go? Can't promise I will be much good but we can try :-D

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Re: Next Challenge?

Post by smdesroches » Wed Apr 04, 2018 12:19 am

nino33 wrote:I was thinking of using one of the expansion teams in BKarchitect's 36 team NHL database for the next Challenge.....thoughts?

This would be great. Would require some special rules if start with blank rosters

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Re: Next Challenge?

Post by fz50 » Wed Apr 04, 2018 11:00 am

Maybe you can put up a poll with a couple of suggestions, and let people vote on the next challenge?

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Re: Next Challenge?

Post by MWE » Thu Apr 05, 2018 5:20 pm

fz50 wrote:Maybe you can put up a poll with a couple of suggestions, and let people vote on the next challenge?
I like this idea too.

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