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Thread: Fan Level is Too Hard!

  1. #1
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    Fan Level is Too Hard!

    Fan level is too hard! I'm putting teams together with 80+ starters at every position (and quality backups) and going 6-10.
    I know in the past guys have complained about 'fan' level being too easy, but that's what level one is for. They could always go up a level. I'm running teams for 8-10 years with maybe one playoff appearance.
    I wonder if the base-team algorithm determines success. I set up a game where all the NFL teams were replaced by fake college teams (Oregon A&M, Univ of Mobile) and 'my' team made the playoffs three times in ten years without me getting involved (strictly computer-control). I stepped in to do drafting and sign free agents, and I got no playoffs for ten years. (even with Peyton Manning!)
    I don't expect to win five SBs in ten years but I think this should be easier, at least on Fan level.
    my .02

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    Re: Fan Level is Too Hard!

    I knew trading would be more challenging, but I can't trade for a backup Kicker?
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  3. #3
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    Re: Fan Level is Too Hard!

    yes. competent kickers/punters should always be available and cheap. NFL is full of Billy Cundiffs and Steve Haukstras that play for multiple teams, sometimes finding their groove and having good careers.

  4. #4
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    Re: Fan Level is Too Hard!

    I have not found trading for punters and kickers to be difficult at the fan level. However, I am using fictional players, so perhaps that makes a difference. Try making a straight cash offer for a punter or kicker (use Players->Find Players... to locate the desired player and make the offer directly to the team). I can usually get a good punter for < $1.5 million and a good kicker for < $3 million. I also make trades of players at other positions for kickers and punters (using the Players->Trading Block... and usually have offers of kickers and punters rated higher than the player I am offering.

    Note that when making trades, the age of the player being traded matters. Older player (no matter what their rating) will get lesser offers. Using the Trading Block, try offering a 21 year old rated in the high 50s for Any Players. The results can be surprising.

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