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Discussion in 'Gaming Forum' started by Bpk, Jun 10, 2010.
i already asked him and he said no
I would be pissed about Auto-Pick (especially with Slow Draft method potentially available) but do not want to come off like a prick (the fact that I am one, shouldnt get in the way). What happens happens, hopefully it works out, will pick up the pieces once I reach that point.
I can do this time but it looks like I will also be available Wed 16th, Thurs 17th night about the same time.
wish i could force pick...it would make it easier. this is a tough situation cause someone will be pissed. the slow draft thing is fine with me....but what if i cant get ahold of someone for a few days? also how can i keep it paused if i close off my cpu or internet? i dont wanna risk going to bed and it auto picking for everyone.
This is from the designer of Madden 2010
Yup, from what Starry tested with me, CPU pick is 3 sec...I recommend you set the Owner pick @ 60 sec.
If you as Commish pause it will stop, nothing happens till you unstop (you as Commish, unless you transfer to another acting/temp Commish....whoever is Commish has the power of starting and stopping clock). No picks can be made till Commish starts the clock.
The trick is "the current" Commish has to be availabe online to start the clock, and Commish can only transfer duties via PS3...
thats the rub....
but not getting ONE SPECIFIC OWNER for 3 days or so...so be it...better than scrambling to get 20 owners to agree to a given NIGHT or TIME ZONE..hahahaha. Its only 7 rounds..at least.
I would mind slow drafting. We could actually start tonight. And then have a draft thread where users post their picks
Like the girl draft we could have a time limit, but would need to account for sleep time. Having 3 PM - 10 PM is a lot different than 11 PM - 10 AM or whatever. You can pause it and close page, turn off comp, etc. and when you go back to the site it will be on the same pick as before. In another franchise I let CPU make one pick then paused it for about a week, never moved. I've sent you most of my thoughts and suggestions on it already though, it's up to you.
well iam available every night. i wont be leaving anywhere until september.
soooooo lets do this.....ill start it pause it when someone is up who is not online, and i will start it every evening for the next week or so until we are done.
good? itll start tomorrow. everyone who can be here tomorrow night....good. if not, unfortunatley we will have to wait till one person is available (whoever is up) it will be a long process, but atleast everyone can pick.
now this is where you guys need to be proactive in helping yourselves and the league.
if you know your coming up in the draft or someone who has ur pick is coming up, talk to me, talk to eachother, keep everyone informed and in the loop so we can get this done asap.
Ravens Draft Picks
1st Falcons (via Vikings)
2nd Falcons (via Vikings)
2nd Cardinals (via Vikings)
2nd Lions (via Lions)
2nd Chargers (via Chargers)
Chances are 4-7 are going to be quick pick and cut.
ok whats a fair time limit?
1 day? 2 days? no response and we auto pick?
thanks guys, this should benefit every owner....just a simple thread to announce what OWNER is up.....gives them a chance to reach out and communicate on any traded picks, or announce their pick and when they plan on making it online or via PS3 to coordinate with COMMISH to start and stop at next Owner vs. CPU.
really think this will work and all picks will be made much quicker then getting auto-picked, or trying to get all 20 owners schedule to match up.
I will be reaching out to CARDINALS for 17th pick once they are on the CLOCK. Woot!
Let's discuss the rounds and whose picks belong to who in this thread and maybe start another thread with just the picks listed and who owns what pick, can update it and someone can check thread and start preparing when their turn is close. I'll start. My trades were conditional; if both parties attend then the trade is executed. Assuming with this method they (Chiefs/Chargers) are able to attend these are my picks.
First Round: I own Chiefs pick (19) and he owns mine (28)
Second Round: Just have my pick.
Third Round: I own the Chiefs, Chargers, and my own third round picks.
Fourth Round: I own the Chargers and my own fourth round picks.
Fifth Round: Own mine.
Sixth Round: Own mine.
Seventh Round: Own mine.
I would think 48hrs for atleast a simple response or acknowledgement. Heck, even with my travel, I can find time to at least get an IM, TEXT, Email, or PM, Call, or sign on to EA or ThePhins know its my pick, etc. (or Owner of traded pick, pick, etc).
I have no problem given folks that communicate the benefit of the doubt....I will SUBCRIBE to the TRADE DRAFT THREAD as well....so I will be notified of pick clock, etc.
But 48-72hrs has to be max for auto-pick, no (if ZERO communication)??????
Wooo I'm excited, my trades go through and hopefully tomorrow night I add the next piece to the Jaguars puzzle. Just a warning, once the first pick is made tomorrow evening you can no longer set your Draft Board. Shouldn't be a big deal with this method, but better safe than sorry.
Waiting DAYS will be a total cluster guys. I think that's an uncessary amount of time. Doesn't matter if we get 19/20 guys there one night, we'll start, get stuck, frustated, etc. That just seems like way too long. FWIW we run into problems with the GM league where we have a time slot that guaranteed a specific amount of advancement per day (something like half a round per day) and it still takes drags on over a week and a half. Typically it tries to run ahead to get through it as fast as possible, but when people know that they don't pick until 7 that night, they're liable to piss around all day trying to work out a trade. In the meantime, the league which was running like a well oiled machine gets stuck waiting for the next pick for 7 hours. That's incredibly frustrating, and having to coordinate with the Commish to be on at the same time over the next two weeks will run someone ragged. As the draft drags on, people get frustated, don't pay attention, and it slows down to a stand still. It's not fun, and something I don't think anyone wants to be a part of.
I'm alright with the slow draft option, but 3 days is WAAAAY too long to allow. It's a slow draft, you should be able to plan your picks 24 hours in advance with a list. Check the draft every night, adjust as necessary, and call it good. If you ABSOLUTELY can't check it, or make it, change the password to your EA account and give it to the commish with your phone number. When your up, he'll call and make the pick for you rather than holding everyone else up for 3 days.
Cardinals - 1st RD (#17)
Browns - 1st RD (#26)
Chiefs - 2nd RD (#19)
Seahawks - 2nd RD (#23)
Browns - 2nd RD (#26)
Browns - 3rd RD (#26)
Falcons - 4th RD (#16)
Browns - 4th RD (#26)
Falcons - 5th RD (#16)
Browns - 5th RD (#26)
Browns 6th RD (#26)
Browns 7th RD (#26)
Amenart (Andre) (Cardinals) once your pick comes up @ 17 we can lock it in. Lets keep in touch prior to that to be ready
I agree with 24 hours being more reasonable but hopefully that won't be needed, if people will be doing their best to pay attention when they can (realize people will be busy and picking the minute of isn't sensible) then maybe this works. Remember the faster you pick, the faster your next pick comes up. Also if this doesn't work Sick could still set a day for an actual Draft and finish that way, with the people not being there having the CPU pick or draft board pick. So set Draft board before tomorrow evening to cover any scenario. Even if only the first round got done this way it's better than nothing, and everyone got to select their most important pick at least. As you said daphins, people can also change their password or get a friend they trust to log on the site and make the pick if they're not able to reach a computer.
Can you change your draft board as the draft goes on?
If so, then during the evening send Sick the top three players on your draft board. And if any one of those players are available then Sick will let the CPU draft for you.
This does present the problem of giving Sick an extra advantage.
Also are there any draft picks traded to or for on a team that is no longer CPU? I know Sick traded his 1st round pick to the Steelers, because I had a trade that was going to give me his pick.
What are we going to do about those?
No, once Draft is started you can not change board so set everything before tomorrow evening if we do this method just in case.
Just so people know the first picks will be Merauder, boogie pop, Mor (if he returns before tomorrow), and then Sick (via Vikings trade).
edit: Sent Merauder, boogie (and Bo$$ since he's friends with boogie) and Mor PMs letting them know the time and how this works, that's the first three so that's a start. If you have an email and/or text that's not listed in contact info and want Sick to contact you when you're up, post it here or just PM it to him.
Damn I am tempted to switch to the Dolphins they have the 7th pick and it sucks having to wait till the 32nd, I'm going to be so bored
Well maybe next season you won't have to pick dead last.
Just so I'm clear browns have my first round pick. Falcons have my second and Vikings have my third. Would those three GMs please confirm. This has been confusing since my draft picks have been traded around.
Hey I'll help you out pass Reggie Bush over to me and I'll let you move up 9 spots and get in front of most of those pesky human controlled playoff teams
For those who have my draft picks either send me an email at email@example.com, a text at 310.991.6836, or a call for your picks. You can also send me a draft order and I will pick your players. Otherwise if I don't hear from you I will pick the best OVR player available in the draft. I will post this msg on the other thread.
I have 1st from Seahawks, 1st from Bears, 2nd from Bears.
my 1-2 have been passed around so I don't know. My 3rd is with Vikes. My 4-5 is Browns I think? And I have a 6-7. Again please send me your lists or call me on draft time
Yup, Browns have Falcons 4th and 5th. Come those rounds and when those picks are on the clock, we will talk and confirm my needs and who is available before you pick anyone. Thanks.
The Slow Draft will be a huge benefit to get things started until schedules become easier to get all picks done.
Ok cool you have my 4th and 5th. I'll be on my pc as well so you can gchat me.
I have the ravens pick....if he can't attend that sucks
We are going to be stopped tonight at pick 17 for sure since the Browns are gone.
How come Ted Ginn isn't on the 49ers roster? I'm disappointed.
Well Cards and I can chat and they have to do the picking, it's not until 26 th tonight that could be delayed until I can get online access to EA site.
I did just run into my first problem I've had slow drafting (besides if someone leaves mid-Draft and rejoins under a different team). I had it stopped on my 4th round pick, went to site and showed no picks had been made. Started it and gave me 15 seconds but draft player button continued to be grayed out, once CPU made pick then everything went back to normal in 4th round and every pick showed up. Every other time it's been fine (been messing with it since Super Bowl) and everything worked well with BigDogs when we were messing around. Not sure if it's because I'm only one in franchise and if it happens again I'll try to get on PS3 to see if it allows me to pick. I don't think it's going be an issue but just a heads up, trying to cover every angle, and still set up draft boards. Maybe stop pick on a CPU team when applicable and not on user, though a lot of picks are back to back users.
You can get bad WRs to return kicks in a later round or from free agency.
Okay guys... we need to figure out, once and for all, who owns which picks... so I am posting a new thread that is ONLY for us sorting out who has what picks. It's the DRAFT ORDER thread. I'll post the link here.
Everyone PLEASE check if this Draft Order list is correct! Does it include your traded picks?
Go HERE: http://forums.thephins.com/showthread.php?p=1159988#post1159988
We need an accurate master list for people to refer to during the draft.
Ok just an update on problem I talked about earlier. Happened again where I logged on my test franchise page and showed it hadn't started, this time I got on PS3 though and it allowed me to pick. I also was able to add players to my draft profile online even though Draft had started. Earlier I had said you couldn't but I had only tried on the PS3 and gave me a message I couldn't add players to draft board because draft had started, assumed same rule applied online. So if the same issue comes up Sick (looks like no picks have been made and the person picking says Draft Player button is grayed out, won't let them pick) then they could either get on PS3 for pick or maybe fix their Draft Board so player they want is at the top, then CPU picks automatically off board and they get the player they want. I may do that anyway as a precautionary thing and recommend others to do it as well; put the player I want to pick at top of my board real fast then say I'm ready and if I'm too slow or website glitches out I still get the player I want because CPU got top player on my board.
And if your pick was just a few away and you were having to leave for several hours you could edit Draft Board for your top however many number of picks are away from you and tell Sick to let CPU pick, CPU would get the first available from Draft Board. May be one way we save a little bit of time.
So I can pick from either the PS3 or easports.com?
Last year I had them running at the same time.
Certainly keeping your draft board updated via your computer during the draft could speed things up if you have to leave but your board is up to date.
I wouldn't trust only using computer though since often it won't show players' names. PS3 is reliable.
Just use computer to update draft board and use draft chatroom.