New block is up. Feel free to play the CPU for the teams without GMs currently. No playing anyone elses computer whether or not it's set to ENABLE until the last evening of the block (sunday night).
Mine for example is currently set to ENABLE. This is done for another league and will soon be done here. There will be no playing anyones CPU until late eve Sunday.
I've also jotted down everyones games played at the beginning of the block and will do this every week from now on as an activity check.
Let's rock this block we've got until Monday @ 3-4AM EST.
Reminder to new GMs and a refresher for old. New rule on enabling CPU added as well.
MESSAGE FOR GAMES - Please message your opponents to setup games either on here or on the box. Let them know which days in the coming schedule you will be available and when not. It will make setting up games so much easier and avoid all the frustration.
DISCONNECTION - This rule must be followed no matter what or you will be removed from the league. If there is a disconnection in the game the two GM's are required to replay the game and and restore any lead and let time run down to match what it was in the disconnected game. If team was up 4-1 with 13min left in the 3rd then right away restore that 3 goal lead and let time tick til 13min left in the 3rd and go from there to finish the game. For anyone who doesn't know its LB + Select to pull your goalie in game.
DNF% v CPU - You do not finish % is monitored. Able to do so through the league members tab in game. Anyone above 0% will be first warned, removed from the league and allowed to rejoin to set it back to 0%, then if I see it above 0 again you will be removed for good. As we know EA servers suck so it's possible to disconnect legit against the computer. You will not get unlimited of these. They do happen so let me know if so, if you don't you don't get to claim that's what it was later. If it becomes apparent that you are doing this way too often (more than once is too often for me) then you will be removed.
NEWENABLE CPU - Done by going over one of your games in your current block and clicking A. Select ENABLE CPU and sim games vs my team. Nobody is allowed to play your CPU until the final hours of any block, this just allows a guy who has been waiting to play your CPU rather than have the game simmed and risk injury for you both as there is a much higher chance of injuries during sims. DNF% is monitored so you have no worry that they will cheat and quit til they get a win vs you. Also if anyone play your CPU before the last few hours of a block let me know and I will remove them. This is not going to be tolerated. There should be nothing but benefits to this change.
TRADES - Trades can be made at any time although EA only allows them to actually go through with each time I move to a new block of schedule. You can only trade draft picks 2 years out so the coming years draft and next thats it.
NewishGOALIE STARTS - No goalie can start more than 75 games per season. This accounts for the lack of goalie fatigue in game. Whatever number of games a goalie starts over the 75 will be applied as a suspension to begin the playoffs or the regular season next year if the team doesn't make the playoffs. IE goalie starts 79 games if you make the playoffs he can't play first 4 or if you don't you have a starting goalie cap of 4 less for next year so 71 total.
Added the rule about ENABLE CPU just now. I've done mine and expect everyone to do so. Avoids games being simmed. ONLY allowed to play someones CPU in the last few hours of a block. Meaning late evening Sunday for our current block and late evening Thursday for the next one.
You are allowed to play any computer controlled teams CPU at any time however. They have a different logo in game when it's someone with ENABLE CPU set and a CPU controlled team so don't even try to pull that.
Anyone playing anyones CPU before the late evening on the final night of a block will be removed.
Please skim through the rules and refresh yourself. Lots of new GM's and midseason I figure is a good time to remind everyone.
Best of luck 2nd half of the season. HFHL is always getting better as you can see and glad to have you all here.
The vast majority of the league has maintained a 0% DNF vs CPU. Kudos to you all.
We do have some exceptions however. All can now be considered warned except the 1 I did receive an explanation for (he was playing CPU and the team came online so he quit to play the real guy).
There is only 1 warning so lets not see it again.
All of you will be removed when I see you online next and asked to rejoin to set back to 0%. From then on I shouldnt see it higher again or you will be removed no questions asked.
Current people on the list (and those already warned) are below.
Nashville - Boots - Already removed and back to 0.
Calgary - Dupuis - Still to be removed to reset to 0. 50%.
Minnesota - Browntown - Still to be removed to reset to 0. 14%.
Anaheim - armyb's - Still to be removed to reset to 0. 7%.
Ottawa - Debilitation - Still to be removed to reset to 0. 33%.
Vancouver - FIoaterr - Still to be removed to reset to 0. 33%.
I don't care who gets a serious injury or how bad you lose. Do not quit vs CPU. I've taken losses to CPU and injuries to CPU. It's realism. No exceptions.