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New(ish) owner, what's going on?

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311443.1
Date: 08/15/2021 16:36:05
Toronto Towers
II.4
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Brick Layers United
Recently back into BB after a ... 10 year break. I was last around in season 13.

I can tell the game has been in decline user-base wise, but how do you all feel? Is there a stable group of lifers? How often are there new managers? Is anything broken beyond repair?

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311443.2 in reply to 311443.1
Date: 08/16/2021 12:11:02
V.A.W.T.
II.3
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Mostly long-term guys still sticking around. From time to time one of the big names quits... A good core group still playing but just barely enough to fill d1 and 2/3 of d2.
A few changes and improvements since you last played, but the game is mostly the same. User base had been going down and nothing have managed to revert that trend so far

From: argos31

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311443.3 in reply to 311443.2
Date: 08/19/2021 13:45:37
Alert Polar Bears
II.2
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Alert Lemmings
There was a new hire though and there have been a number of recent minor changes to the game

From: Fwinns

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311443.4 in reply to 311443.3
Date: 08/19/2021 14:37:10
V.A.W.T.
II.3
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273273
Yes things have been moving a bit faster recently, not sure it will be enough to bring in some new blood but it sure does make things a bit more interesting for the remaining players

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311443.5 in reply to 311443.1
Date: 08/20/2021 18:51:03
Headless Thompson Gunners
Naismith
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684684
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Canada Purple Haze BC
Well that's ironic
My first season was 14
Welcome back

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311443.6 in reply to 311443.1
Date: 08/21/2021 10:48:26
World Alliance
Naismith
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3838
Yea nothing exciting, the game is relatively the same
And I don't feel there will be a miraculous turnaround anytime soon

I have come and gone twice now, I still recognize most managers names from my first stint lol

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311443.7 in reply to 311443.6
Date: 08/21/2021 11:56:42
Toronto Towers
II.4
Overall Posts Rated:
88
Second Team:
Brick Layers United
Now that I've gotten back into the game in more detail, not much has changed. Some new coaches. Utopia league to address the 2nd team problem.

Overall though, I still really like this game. What appeals to me most is the prospect development, finding out optimal training schedules, projecting out long term, etc.

I should promote to D2 at season's end, but it looks like I'll get my ass caved in at D2 unless I invest heavily in talent. I'm kind of expecting to yo yo between 2 and 3 for a couple seasons before I gain a stronger foothold in D2, with an adequate arena and so on.

I wish the transfer market was a little stronger, seems relatively easy to find players to buy, but selling for profit is difficult.

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311443.8 in reply to 311443.7
Date: 08/21/2021 13:33:18
V.A.W.T.
II.3
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You're right for the TL, except exceptional players with high secondaries and young high potential studs, the value of players dropped quite a bit in the last 12 months. Finding bigs with 60+ inside skills is not that hard neither cheap. But they get their asses handed to them when playing against homegrown players with more rounded skills.
D2 is not that bad, they increased the salary floor a few years ago so it is quite high (244k in my league), and with a roster just above that I'm not the best team but far from the worst either. Managing to stay there should not be a big problem and you should make way more money that by staying in d3, even with the bare minimum roster.

From: argos31

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311443.9 in reply to 311443.8
Date: 08/22/2021 11:19:05
Alert Polar Bears
II.2
Overall Posts Rated:
108108
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Alert Lemmings
I was lucky enough to draft three HOF players in my first 3 years as well as a MVP. Promoting and relegating is probably a good thing too as I did that my first couple years as well. You can get top draft guys in div 3 since there aren't any other humans. I sold all but one of the HOF players and along with promoting and relegating was able to build out the stadium and all the upgrades as well.

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311443.10 in reply to 311443.7
Date: 08/22/2021 17:27:22
Syndicalists' BC
Naismith
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258258
Agree with Fwinns, best way to make money at the moment, in Canada at least, is to have a team near the salary floor of D2 with a fully developed arena.
As far as the game itself, it looks like they are trying to speed it up. Providing more training support staff gets us more pops each week (which is probably what most people keep playing for), especially for 18 and 19 year olds. And adding on the new Buzzerbeater Madness games means more games a week too. I think they are getting to a better balance and once they have the new game viewer/app set up, I hope they invest more into advertising and getting more managers.