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« Thread started on: Aug 19th, 2012, 07:40am »

Hey guys,

At the moment we already have a system in place for removing inactive members. What we don't have, is a system that ensures our more active GM's are playing enough of their games. Currently, we could have members that are active on the forums but simply too busy to actually sit down and play games, and there would be no way to prevent this. Because we want a user vs. user league, this is a pretty big issue. So, what I am asking is, what do you recommend that we do to ensure each GM is playing an adequate amount of their games?

A few potential ideas I have thought of range from basic:
- Must be able to play at least 50 games each regular season (the number could be increased of course)

to advanced:
- Players are only allowed to miss two games per rotation (unless away/on vacation of course).
- Do we restrict how many vacations players are allowed to take per season? (i.e. one GM can only miss three whole rotations per season.)

Obviously the numbers can be subject to change, but I am trying to give you an idea of what I am looking for. If anyone has a good idea please post below. I will leave the suggestions for 48 hours, after which I will put them all to league vote to decide which is best.

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« Reply #1 on: Aug 19th, 2012, 09:28am »

on Aug 19th, 2012, 07:40am, SharksGM wrote:
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- Must be able to play at least 50 games each regular season (the number could be increased of course)


I say 60-65 games. If not, that means that they could not play 32 games and be fine, which means that they'd be missing like...35% of their games, which is a lot IMO.

So I vote you can only miss around 15-20 games.


to advanced:
- Players are only allowed to miss two games per rotation (unless away/on vacation of course).

I can't do the math right now because I'm about to leave but I figure we make it match with only being able to miss 15-2o games.

- Do we restrict how many vacations players are allowed to take per season? (i.e. one GM can only miss three whole rotations per season.)

Not sure, who goes on 6 weeks of vacation a year?
We should do, you're only allowed to miss one rotation a year. 2 MAX.




The thing is, I really don't want to rely on playing the AI that much so I'd like to keep as many "Active" members as possible and weed out the ones that aren't that into it/have way too much stuff to do outside the game.

If you're a casual player, I don't think the GMCHL is meant for you.

So I don't really think we should cater to less active GM's. We have tons of people wanting to join so I say go the whole nine and try and get/keep the ones that are really determined and want to see this through completely.



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« Reply #2 on: Aug 19th, 2012, 09:49am »

I like how the quacks put it. "if your casual, this ain't for u"
I plan to make it my beeswax to play as many games as possible. I think most importantly we have a forum or platform of anyone that is efficient for scheduling games. I work full time, (sharks gm I envy ur life ((noon to 10 pm every day?)) lucky) but I stay up late and promise to notify my scheduled opponents of when my game is.

Here's on suspicion that I just came accross, if certain users excel beyond competitiveness of other gms, I hope no one purposefully "avoids" those. Like say the florida gm beats everyone like 6-0, i hope no one would see them on thief schedule and say, "looks like I'm """busy""" tonight".

As long as we stay in close comminication regarding our availability, and occasional sacrifices are made, I think users should be able to play in at least 80% of their games.

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« Reply #3 on: Aug 19th, 2012, 10:27am »

Other than the 2 weeks in January for my wedding (Going to Mexico. And one of the weeks I'm in town, could just be busy and don't want an angry wife lol) I intend to be there for all games, unless of emergency of course.

I'd too rather keep as many people that want to play 82 and play-offs as possible, but it realistically probably won't happen, so as close to possible is best.

The only other 'problem' week could be around Christmas, but people usually have some time off, so that may not happen.
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« Reply #4 on: Aug 19th, 2012, 10:35am »

I agree with everything but the only so many vacations I'm not going on any vacations except maybe doing something over xmas haha but i will be on to play all my games as long as I can find the opponents to play haha
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« Reply #5 on: Aug 19th, 2012, 12:57pm »

I agree with all these points, we don't want casual players. But I want some kind of "cut-off" for games needed to be played so that when I remove people I can say "check out rule..." you simply were not playing enough of your games.

To vacation, as long as you let us know when you are away you won't be removed. The one exception is if it's such a common occurrence that you are missing way too many games. It's unrealistic to expect people to not take vacations because they are in a NHL 13 league (goodluck convincing your wives, girlfriends, family, etc of this lol). So maybe we should implement a "max amount of vacation" before it starts to get into removal territory. Maybe having a max amount of vacation per season, or just have a max for the entire year. Because if you go away for a two week vacation (which does happen) you are going to miss almost 2 months of NHL schedule. That's alot but we can't say you are not allowed to take two weeks vacations. Maybe everyone is allowed a certain amount per year. I dunno, it's a tough rule to make up.
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« Reply #6 on: Aug 19th, 2012, 12:59pm »

Yea thats tough haha because over xmas im sure people will be missing more time i am going to try and play as much as i can over those couple weeks but i know it may be hard to schedule with others
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« Reply #7 on: Aug 19th, 2012, 2:05pm »

I will try and get the ball rolling here, if you don't like it, offer a better alternative. All of these will be put up for a vote around 9AM on the 21st of August, so get them in ASAP...

We will call this, the Shark Method

All players are required to play at least 72 games per regular season. This means that each player has a total of 10 games per regular season that they are allowed to miss (and only for legitimate reasons). Games missed during vacation/away time will not count against your 10 games that you may miss. You will not be docked a game if you miss a game because your opponent is unable to find a time that works (but your opponent would be).

Furthermore, players will be allowed to go on vacation/away time for a total of five weeks (35 days) in total this year. As Commish I will keep track of both: (A) The # of regular season games missed, and (B) How many days of vacation time each player has used. If a player goes over either of these numbers they will be replaced. Keep in mind that if you forget to post that you will be away/ on vacation in the appropriate board, I will just place you under the "absent/unresponsive" category which means removal after 72 hours.

Why I think this one may work:
Allowing players to miss a total of 10 games per year will be useful for those times when a player is not using vacation time, but simply cannot find the time to play a game (i.e. Sick, too much work, etc.)

Having a 35 day max on vacation time will allow people to take a big 2 week vacation (which people often do), and have another 21 days for time off for little visists, etc. It also stops people from abusing vacation/away time because the amount they have is limited. Personally, I know I will have the occasional weekend where I will need to use "vacation time" to visit my girlfriend in the city. This system provides me with the ability to do that, but ensures I do not abuse it.
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« Reply #8 on: Aug 19th, 2012, 6:54pm »

I like it, but maybe the vacation time is too much and the minimum games to play are too little. Maybe 65 and 4 weeks?
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« Reply #9 on: Aug 19th, 2012, 10:11pm »

I agree with 70 games and 4 weeks vacation smiley
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« Reply #10 on: Aug 19th, 2012, 10:52pm »

Damn, I'm not busy now but during the school year where I go to school and then work I might be too busy. I'm more casual and that's not very good. I'll have to figure something out or quit now so that you can fill my place, I'll get back to you tomorrow
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« Reply #11 on: Aug 19th, 2012, 11:09pm »

Well I hope you can work it out and are able to stick around!
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« Reply #12 on: Aug 19th, 2012, 11:22pm »

on Aug 19th, 2012, 10:52pm, Oilers GM wrote:
d**n, I'm not busy now but during the school year where I go to school and then work I might be too busy. I'm more casual and that's not very good. I'll have to figure something out or quit now so that you can fill my place, I'll get back to you tomorrow


:/ I have 4 games against you, hope you can be pretty active.
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« Reply #13 on: Aug 19th, 2012, 11:29pm »

Is there anyway for me to be gm and have someone play my games?
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« Reply #14 on: Aug 19th, 2012, 11:33pm »

I don't think anyone would really want to do that. I believe there is sim leagues going on though.

Join one of those? smiley
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