Beirut Resigns.

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Re: Beirut Resigns.

Post by Dington » Thu Sep 10, 2020 5:26 pm

allenciox wrote:
Thu Sep 10, 2020 4:16 pm
So I have to admit, in 2043 season I kind of dropped the ball a bit on active participation for Bucharest in UMEBA. I continued to manage the team as well as I could, but I even missed the draft (thought it was going to be later, then it was over), and not putting in the time to put in posts or figure out how to get back on slack, etc. I was primarily focused on Perfect Team and figuring out optimal strategies for doing the best I could in tournaments, etc.

However, I have come to believe that the real fun is in "real" management of "fake" players, not "fake" management of "real" players as in perfect team. There is always somebody who is going to put in more time than you, and the "unrealism" is really getting to me. So I am committing to being a more active Bucharest GM this season, and hopefully in the future.

Anyway, apologies to anybody if I contributed to the unease about last season with my lack of posting, etc. And I have gotten back onto slack, too! And I have already put in two posts for the Bucharest team channel.

By the way, when does the draft start this year? I want to make sure I don't miss it.
I think most people knew you were dealing with important issues and didn't expect much participation. Glad to have you back, though.
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Re: Beirut Resigns.

Post by Lane » Thu Sep 10, 2020 6:58 pm

allenciox wrote:
Thu Sep 10, 2020 4:16 pm
By the way, when does the draft start this year? I want to make sure I don't miss it.
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Re: Beirut Resigns.

Post by jleddy » Thu Sep 10, 2020 8:36 pm

allenciox wrote:
Thu Sep 10, 2020 4:16 pm
So I have to admit, in 2043 season I kind of dropped the ball a bit on active participation for Bucharest in UMEBA. I continued to manage the team as well as I could, but I even missed the draft (thought it was going to be later, then it was over), and not putting in the time to put in posts or figure out how to get back on slack, etc. I was primarily focused on Perfect Team and figuring out optimal strategies for doing the best I could in tournaments, etc.

However, I have come to believe that the real fun is in "real" management of "fake" players, not "fake" management of "real" players as in perfect team. There is always somebody who is going to put in more time than you, and the "unrealism" is really getting to me. So I am committing to being a more active Bucharest GM this season, and hopefully in the future.

Anyway, apologies to anybody if I contributed to the unease about last season with my lack of posting, etc. And I have gotten back onto slack, too! And I have already put in two posts for the Bucharest team channel.

By the way, when does the draft start this year? I want to make sure I don't miss it.
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Re: Beirut Resigns.

Post by RonCo » Sat Sep 12, 2020 11:41 am

allenciox wrote:
Thu Sep 10, 2020 4:16 pm
However, I have come to believe that the real fun is in "real" management of "fake" players, not "fake" management of "real" players as in perfect team. There is always somebody who is going to put in more time than you, and the "unrealism" is really getting to me. So I am committing to being a more active Bucharest GM this season, and hopefully in the future.
Even as a kid, when I was playing all the games with "real" players--which I loved--I knew I wanted to be able to do more. That "realism" on the field was kind of fake, but the ability to make trades, and move players around, and whatnot, was more interesting than actually rolling the dice. So much of the events on the field were fueled in my imagination that the use of real players almost got in the way.

So, yeah, this online GM simulation is much more fun and interesting to me anymore, because the moves are so much more baseball-like (with the caveat that the game has to simplify things even there). The act of player evaluation and building a team in a resource constrained world is the core of what it means to manage a team.
Anyway, apologies to anybody if I contributed to the unease about last season with my lack of posting, etc.
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