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The next draft game...

Discussion in 'Football Draft Forum' started by Joga bonito, Dec 1, 2014.

  1. prolifik

    prolifik Daniel James >>>

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    If you're having a problem with tournament participation, that isn't a new phenomenon. They were fun when they were first introduced, but over the years they began to drag more and more. People wouldn't vote and the discussion in the threads became mostly nonexistent.
     
  2. Tony Adams

    Tony Adams Mr Arsenal

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    Soccer manager worlds has taken over from drafting imo
     
  3. Minty

    Minty Carpe Diem

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    The drafts have run their course imo.
     
  4. Poet Gooner

    Poet Gooner Whomever I draft will be underrated

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    The problem with the drafts is not the drafting, imo. It's been the "winner selection" process. People don't enjoy voting, and voting results don't feel satisfactory.
     
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  5. Berbasloth9

    Berbasloth9 Registered User

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    why not when all the teams are drafter just do a straight vote in the tactics thread and all just pick our 1 favourite like we kinda doing in this transfermarkt one
     
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  6. Minty

    Minty Carpe Diem

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    For me, and some others, it's the drafting. Quite natural that picking the same players over and over has a limited shelf life.
     
  7. prolifik

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    I'm inclined to agree with this. There were a couple of years or so where it felt like 90% of the games were an excuse to recycle the same players, and that's when the fun factor began to wear off for me. I've tried to get back into them a couple of times, but for me at least that ship has sailed.
     
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  8. Tomohawk

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    I'm pretty new to these and found the drafting process quite fun but it was off putting that the first draft I participated in didn't reach a conclusion.

    I think I struggled with the 2nd one because of this (along with me not being all that clued up on worldwide modern football).

    In terms of keeping the drafting fresh, would it not be simple just to say that you can't pick any of the players you picked in the previous draft?
     
  9. Poet Gooner

    Poet Gooner Whomever I draft will be underrated

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    In a desperate attempt to revive the enthusiasm, would there be an interest a Football Manager 2019 draft? So, a draft like usual except instead of voting, we pit our players against each other on the Football Manager 2019 engine. I could run it as admin, and not participate as players.

    I can see a few aspects that could keep it fresh.
    1. The talent pool, while not different to a modern draft, is at least standardized. So there isn't any space of subjectivity, as we're all working off the same database of players. Everyone can see how exactly each player is rated. This will also open up a lot of new possibilities. In a a usual draft, there is no incentive to pick a less popular player. However, in FM19, there's nothing stopping you from picking an unpopular player if he fits in with your style. I'm thinking of players like Inaki Williams who will never get picked in a normal draft, but his extreme pace can be useful as a later round picks for people who want to diversify their attacking options skill set. You can see the ratings of every player here: FM 2019 Wonderkids, Player Review, Profiles

    2. Instead of voting, which people doesn't seem to enjoy doing, it'll be a nice change of pace to actually play it out on a game engine. Instead of just results, I could also upload the goal highlights on youtube and post them here for people to view. There's also the benefit of added gameplay before each week, as you'll be allowed to do basic tactical setup for your team.

    3. Instead of one-off results, getting to compete on a weekly basis in a league and cup system, might provide more sustainable level of competitiveness and fun.

    Obviously, such a draft would require people to be active at least a couple times a week, just to submit their tactic for their next game.
     
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  11. AlissonWonderland

    AlissonWonderland Slumdog Mignolet

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    Only just seen this. Would be a thumbs up from me (but transitioned to FM20).
     
  12. Joga bonito

    Joga bonito "play beautifully"
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    The next draft is now open for sign ups:

    The 1980 - 2020 Football Draft


    Let’s revive those nostalgia feels and don those rose tinted glasses!
     
  13. AlissonWonderland

    AlissonWonderland Slumdog Mignolet

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    I see ones already been set up but maybe next we could consider a "potential stars of this decade" draft?

    Would be something really different but I don't know if some people would find it too much of a challenge though.
     
  14. Tony Adams

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    Good to be drafting again recently. Whats up next?
     
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    Personally I think the chain drafts are the most enjoyable
     
  16. Tony Adams

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    How about all time and your next pick has to have been an opponent of your previous pick at WC, European Champs, Copa America or ACON finals competition?
     
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    Do a draft where you're only allowed one player per club, one player per nationality, one player per decade, one player per major trophy win, one player per haircut.
     
  18. Poet Gooner

    Poet Gooner Whomever I draft will be underrated

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  19. Tony Adams

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    So I can only have one of these guys?

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