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Upcoming big changes coming to the game!
Posted by Admin on August 03, 2020 21:01

Hello everybody,

I have a big announcement this evening. I would like to start with a Thank You for playing, and I hope, having fun with it! I'm enjoying developing it with you guys, and I appreciate you giving it a chance.

So, I want to talk to you a bit about the future of the game. In the last couple of weeks, I've done some tests on the state of the game, on how the last updates affected the game, which teams have advantages over others and how difficult it is for a new player to catch up to the older managers.
What I found is that through normal gameplay, a new player has a though time catching up. Because older players could use the Transfer market at their will and make easy profits, no matter what would happen, they would still have money in the bank, max Facilities and great players.
Because of this, I don't want to specifically start targeting older players with limitations just for the sake of it.

So, after giving it a lot of thought, I want to announce that I'm going to reset the game at THE END of the current season. This season is going to finish, and we'll have our winners at the end.
I want to apologize if some of you feel dissapointed, but I am looking out for the best of the game. And I really believe that this move will make the game better in the future.

So, what is going to happen:
1. We are going to finish the season as normal;
2. At the end of the season, all of the teams and players are going to be erased;
3. Nobody is going to lose their account, but they will be able to choose new teams and start over fresh;
4. I will add a timer soon so that new players joining know that there is going to be a re-start of the game.

I want to couple the restart this with some things I wanted to add. Like a new and more realistic Player Generation algorithm. We currently have too many "Messi's" in the game, and this new algorithm is going to make the game more realistic and interesting.
Also, the new season is going to have a separate league for Reserve Teams, which will work in paralel with the Main team.

In the meantime, I am going to add new changes to the game, as usual.
For example, Scouting is going to have an overhaul soon, with a new Package-system and level of 'visibility' to attributes. More on that soon!

Also, I want to create a more active community for the game, so we're going to do some more fun things together! We're going to have a new Discord server where we can talk, and I'll want to do some contests and maybe some friendly Tournaments soon.

So stay tuned! More exciting features coming up soon!

Changes to transfers and wages
Posted by Admin on July 19, 2020 19:44

Hello everybody,

First of all - good luck to everybody who hasn't yet played the first match of the season!

Now, let's talk a bit about what you guys have been discussing quite a lot on the forum - the transfers, and the fact that human managers use it just to make some quick profit.

I've spent a lot of time this week (sorry for being a bit offline) thinking of ways to make a better system, without doing too many restrictions, and to keep a good flow to the game and to keep it fairly simple.

So, what I am proposing is this:

1. PLAYER VALUES
One of the main issues I found that is causing this problem is that the formula that generates the values of the players is too powerful. What I mean is that players that are very weak, are valued way too higher then what they should be. This makes selling the players a lot easier and teams can sell them easy.

So, what I did: I changed the formula so that player value grows in an exponential way (something similarly to what you guys have said).
The effect: Players that are good and have played consistently, will increase their value (the max I generated on my local environment went to around 7 Mil for the most valuable 2-3 players), while players that don't play or are free, have decreased by up 10 times. Eg. a player valued now at 2 Mil, went down to 200 K.
What changed: A lot more factors are taken into account now: The age, the contract length, the stats for up to 3 years (including current season), current and future potential, the position the player plays in.

I increased the ban from 20 to 30 days for players that are bought via the Transfer list.

As an example for the new system: If you try to grab a free player, depending on how good he is, you will pay around 10-100K. If you try to sell him, you might received bids between 100-130K. So the turnover rate for a transfer is way-way lower. If you indeed get a player, and you PLAY HIM, and use him as intended, if you sell him in a year or two, your profit will be indeed a lot higher, which is indeed something you would like.

This, coupled with the fact that you can take a limited number of players, the lower income + the large transfer ban should stop this farming of players.

2. PLAYER WAGES
Now, dealing with wages is actually more complicated.
First of all, the state of wages is actually a bit of an issue. Wages are actually way higher then they should, because they're supported by managers who sell for profit easily.

Once the new player values will take their place, and this profit stops, all teams will start having issues paying salaries.

So, I made a different formula to calculate wages, using a similar exponential formula, where the better a player is, the higher he will cost.

For smaller teams, this means salaries will actually go lower, as they won't be able to sustain themselves in 1-2 seasons. Higher teams will notice a smaller or similar salary cap.

A bit of context: I chose to keep prizes fixed, so that I can control somewhat the inflation of the game. Salaries as well, are calculated from a formula that is somewhat of a fixed base. Because of this, once transfers are out as a source of income, teams will struggle paying even salaries (espectially lower league ones).

3. FUTURE UPDATES I'M CONSIDERING
- I'm considering other ways to allow teams to increase income - either through updates to Facilities or increasing the prizes.
- I'm considering adding a tax at the end of the season, based on the profit (a Shareholder tax or something like that, in order to decrease inflation)
- I'm considering that teams that win trophies or complete their season goal, to offer player prizes or salaries increase at the end of the season.

And I'm looking into some other things, I'll announce at a future date :-)

This changes have not been implemented yet, and the examples given are from my local environment.

Out of BETA!
Posted by Admin on May 20, 2020 13:02

Hello Everyone,

Good news! After a very long time in which we’ve been in BETA, I’m now confident to finally say that the first version is ready for launch.

First off, I want to thank everyone for testing out the game’s features and being the first players to join the community. Your feedback was greatly valued and thanks to your input we managed to make a better game that fans like you were looking for.

It took many months, but now I’m excited to announce that PRO Football SIM is no longer in BETA and, if you want to stick around, there are plenty of exciting new features I’m planning to work on next.

With the release of this 1st version, I’ll also be introducing Premium Subscriptions, which will allow you access to the best game features, while also giving you the same experience that you enjoyed until now. The website will continue to be ad-free, as I don’t think this is something that makes this type of game enjoyable.

As this is a time consuming game, and all of the features require a lot of work, if you want to support the development and gain access to awesome and new exclusive features, here’s what will change for you:

  • ● Customizing Your Team
  • ● Manager Quick Actions
  • ● Staff Opinions and Training Recommendations
  • ● Auto-Friendlies
  • ● Player Notes
  • ● Multiple Tactics
  • ● Team Attendance
  • ● Queueing Scouting and Team Facilities
  • ● And Other Features...

The monthly subscription will start at 3 EUR / mo, with discounts if you purchase for a longer period of time. Of course, you can opt-out at any time.

If this isn’t something you’re interested in, you can also continue playing the game for free.

You will still be able to enjoy these features a few days more. Subscriptions will be activated over the week-end!

Thank you, and thank you again for your support!