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July 06, 2016 21:50

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Investments updated in FastTicker and the old-style transfer budget is now in place. This means the amount of money you can spend on player transfers only depends on your total money balance and the amount of money you spend on wages. The idea is that you can never go below a certain threshold, and this threshold varies based on your wage expenses (if you spend more on wages you have less to spend on transfers and vice-versa).

The “fired for inactivity” period has been increased from 7 to 14 days. We’ve got feedback from users that have a busy life, sometimes miss the 7 days deadline and end up being fired and losing all their work. If this proves to be too much we can reduce it back in the future, but we believe it fits well currently.

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July 12, 2016 10:53

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Player traits have just been added to the game as a “future feature”, similar to what we did with pressure handling. What that means is that existing players won’t develop any traits, but all players generated from now on will develop two traits during their career, one positive and one negative. Traits can be developed randomly at the same time the player skills increase and the manager receives a message about it.

We’ve also shuffled things around a bit in the player info screen to accomodate traits in a separate panel along with pressure handling. Star status has been moved from the contract info panel to the general info panel and is only displayed for star players. We’ll add a new tab to the team players screens to display traits and pressure handling of all your players as a list.

 

July 14, 2016 07:31

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Two important changes on CPU buy/sell behavior:

  • The frequency each CPU team will transfer list and make proposals for players is now variable and will vary between 4 and 6 turns. This means that we’ll have CPU teams active in the market potentially every turn.
  • Transfer listed players from CPU teams can be sold in 1 turn instead of the usual 3

 

July 17, 2016 23:55

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A new Traits tab has been added to your team players screen where you can see all of your player traits (including pressure handling) in a list format. In addition to that you can now see the coach prediction for your players’ main skill in the player info screen by just clicking in the main skill value, assuming you have a successful Evolution Stage report result for the player.

 

July 19, 2016 13:06

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We have two additional possibilities when configuring formation strategies: not ahead by and not behind by. Similar to the ahead by and behind by options, these strategies are executed only if you are not ahead or not behind by at least a given number. This can be useful in the second leg of cup matches where you know you need to win by at least a given number of goals or cannot lose by more than a given number of goals.

Usage example: replace a midfielder with an attacker if you are not ahead by 2 (maybe because you know you need to win by at least 2 goals). Notice that in this example the substitution is going to happen if you are ahead in the score by 2 or more goals.

You can still use not ahead and not behind without entering a number of goals. In this case the rules are applied as usual, not ahead applies if you’re tied or losing and not behind applies if you’re tied or winning.

 

July 20, 2016 08:18

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CPU teams will now agree to loan termination requests but will still ignore loan renewal requests. I decided to leave renewals out of this to give the CPU a chance to re-evaluate the market using the existing logic instead of having to re-evaluate just for the renewal’s sake.

 

July 22, 2016 06:16

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Minor updates to game navigation, plus a placeholder for a future feature. Whoever talks about it first in the forums will get a special prize.

 

July 31, 2016 04:17

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The new Newspaper is ready to go! I’ll start allowing managers to write news articles based on the responses to the poll we’ve done some time ago. Once this is done I hope we can start getting a few articles published pretty soon.

As a reader the new screen has two main filters: language and country. They come pre-populated based on the language you use to access the game and country you play in. When looking at a specific country’s newspaper you’ll see all the news published that are relevant to that country, to that country’s continent and globally.

The old template-based newspaper has been hidden for now and will be re-activated in the future in addition to this one. We have some work to do on that one so that automatically generated news are interesting enough for readers. For now, enjoy our Newspaper and, as always, share your feedback in the forums, Facebook or via in-game messages.

 

August 17, 2016 07:18

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A prototype for the mobile version of the formations screen has been deployed.

You can now tap an empty field position, and that will present you with a small wheel with four options – representing the possible playing positions of the player you would like to add to that field position.

Upon selecting a playing position from the wheel, a dialog will pop-up listing the players you have available for the selected position. The player you select on that dialog will be added to the field position which originated the event.

A player can also be removed from the field by tapping it and answering “OK” to the challenge question that will pop-up.

Please let us know if you find any bugs or have any suggestions. This is a prototype!

 

August 24, 2016 07:07

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You will be able to change the names of your players for 1 ruby (each change) – as soon as paypal fixes our account :). Except by Bronson, who already has rubies due to the forum challenge.

 

August 25, 2016 06:50

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You will be able to change the names of your stadiums for 1 ruby (each change) – as soon as paypal fixes our account :). Except by Bronson, who already has rubies due to the forum challenge.

 

September 06, 2016 06:01

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You should now be able to buy rubies. Please let us know if there are any issues.

 

September 07, 2016 00:47

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Some of you were experiencing a blank screen when trying to buy rubies. This has been fixed now.

 

September 08, 2016 07:37

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Club Investments are now upgraded and maintained with money instead of investment points! Our game manual contains the exact rules for upgrades and downgrades. As an alert in the investments screen you are told that around the end of next season the maintenance costs will be doubled, but don’t despair, that can be covered by the competition prizes all teams will start receiving next season.

Enjoy!

 

September 12, 2016 01:26

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You can now “Like” newspaper articles written by other managers and see a list of managers who liked a particular article. Hopefully this will help writers understand what people like most to see in the Newspaper and provide some level of in-game interaction.

 

September 16, 2016 04:42

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The Match Report screen has been re-designed to have 4 tabs: Report, Statistics, Replay and Commentary. Report and Replay should have no surprises as they have the same content we had before, the only difference being that player statistics are now in the Statistics tab instead of directly below the Report. The Commentary tab is a new addition and contains textual commentary of everything that happened during the match. The text is the same that is displayed below the field in the Replay tab, this is just another option of reviewing the match events.

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September 25, 2016 22:23

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New rules for managing and applying for a national team:

1) If a national team has been free for more than 36 turns you can immediately join as a manager, no need to wait for the tick
2) If a national team has been free for less than 36 turns you can apply as usual and your application is processed in the next tick, we don’t have a minimum waiting period anymore (used to be 12 turns)
3) You can apply for a national team even if it has a manager
4) You can apply for a national team even if you are currently managing one
5) A manager is only fired from a national team if he performs below expectation in the continental competition or not above expectation in the World Cup AND another manager is applying for the job; if nobody is applying the manager is not fired

Please let us know immediately if you see anything weird in the job application process for clubs or national teams ;-)

 

November 09, 2016 20:46

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The league table now includes a new column showing the percentage of points won. In order to better accomodate this new column, the number of points has been moved to be the first statistic, right after the team name. The percentage column is not displayed in international competitions groups, but the points columns has been moved there as well.

It’s very simple to move things around or revert it back in case people dislike it, so make yourself heard if that’s the case ;-)

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November 09, 2016 22:45

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The Evolution Stage coach report has been tuned so that the estimates for the main skill potential are within a more reasonable range. Even though there will always be an error margin in the numbers they should vary less between two runs of the report for the same player now.

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December 01, 2016 02:07

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Our logo and default colour scheme has been changed temporarily. This is our way of paying respects to the victims of the Chapecoense plane accident.

Thanks to Nelson, who provided us the modified logo.

 

December 18, 2016 08:13

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Back to work with 3 small changes:

- Scout Reports screen now shows most recent reports on the top
- League table reverted back to original layout with Pts on the right hand side and no (%) column
- You can now cancel and re-generate coach reports from the Coaching

Cheers

 

December 19, 2016 05:27

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Scout reports can now be deleted from the scout reports screen.
Press releases now include the season and turn they were created, and new ones created from now on will include the manager who wrote them.

 

December 19, 2016 23:22

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Player hotlists now show the player age and also icons for those who are transfer listed or loan listed.

 

December 22, 2016 06:52

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You may or may not have seen the additional breadcrumbs added recently to the Finance, Investments and Friendly Invitations screens. What do I mean by breadcrumbs? For example, when you’re at the Finance screen you now see at the top:

Countries / [Your Country] / [Your Club]

I have also added a new help page in the manual about player contracts and included a help icon linking to this from the player contract information box, the players contracts screen and the contract offer screen. Old players may feel this doesn’t add much but these little things are most needed to improve the game navigation and understanding for new players.

 

January 04, 2017 07:01

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Following up on the previous announcement I’ve now added breadcrumbs to all pages I could find that was missing them. If you do find yourself in a page where you think there should be a link back to some other page please don’t hesitate to contact me in-game or post a message here in the forums about it.

 

January 05, 2017 03:44

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Match replays are now generated for CPU matches if the initial line up has at least one player loaned from a human-managed team. In case of national squads the replay will be generated if at least one of the players in the initial line up is from a human managed team. This will allow you to watch your players in action even when they’re away on loan or playing for their national squads.

 

January 11, 2017 21:32

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Players generated from now on will have more reasonable evolution profile combinations. For example, you won’t see players that improve faster as they get older improving until their 30s. This combination (and a few others) made some players less useful/valuable during their careers.

 

January 12, 2017 07:10

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In the Finance screen you can now view your income and expenses by season by using the new “Seasons” tab. The “Periods” tab contains the previously existing view by 3-turns financial period. I’ve also included a help link in the finance panel to the corresponding manual page.

 

January 23, 2017 21:52

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At the end of each competition the players with more goals scored will get a top scorer award. This award will be visible from the players awards screen, along with team of the round awards. I’ve also added the competition flag alongside the competition name for each award, to make it easier to identify exactly which league or cup the award refers to.

 

January 24, 2017 21:10

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When each league finishes the best players in terms of average rating will be given the Team of the Season award. In order to be eligible for the award a player must have played in at least half of the rounds in a given league and he can get the award even if he’s not playing for that league anymore by the end of the season. The Team of the Season can be seen in a new tab added to the league screens.