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10/4/2012 4:14 PM
You can't completely ignore OVR if you want every edge over the other guys.  Paying attention to OVR, and picking up a guy with inflated OVR, may allow you to trade said inflated guy to some other owner who doesn't look deeper, allowing you to obtain better value in a trade.  Some of you will call this trade rape, but when you trade a 88 OVR guy for a 80 OVR guy, and you are getting the lower OVR guy (but better ballpalyer), it is just good ownership.
10/4/2012 4:37 PM
Posted by rangerup on 10/4/2012 4:14:00 PM (view original):
You can't completely ignore OVR if you want every edge over the other guys.  Paying attention to OVR, and picking up a guy with inflated OVR, may allow you to trade said inflated guy to some other owner who doesn't look deeper, allowing you to obtain better value in a trade.  Some of you will call this trade rape, but when you trade a 88 OVR guy for a 80 OVR guy, and you are getting the lower OVR guy (but better ballpalyer), it is just good ownership.
Yes, I would usually call this trade rape.  If an owner has been around for a while and makes a trade like this I either typically look for other reasons s/he might have made a poor trade based on player value (contract status, whatever).  If a new owner makes a trade like this I almost always either mention it in trade chat with the new owner or else bring it up in world chat.  And if I see a pattern of these sorts of trades I will leave a world. 
10/4/2012 4:48 PM
I don't know, I'm a noob and I wouldn't call that necessarily trade rape.  There are all sorts of reasons why someone would overvalue a player - not the least of which is misleading or exaggerated advance scouting.  You don't have a deal unless both guys think they're getting value.  And if someone makes a bad deal, it's on them.

IMO the most important thing for a noob to learn - once you get the hang of how all this **** works - is just what constitutes "player value", because that affects every other move you make.




10/5/2012 6:59 PM
A lot of people here think if a trade is not a complete wash (same benefit to both sides) it is trade rape.  It's a knee jerk reaction because they are not smart enough to see all the different angles of a trade.  Not smart = they are probably not one of the better owners in their world = they will eventually leave that world.
10/6/2012 12:35 AM
If by "A lot of people" you mean 1 or 2 owners somewhere out there, you're right. The other 99.5% view trade rape as dumping lousy contracts, dealing over-the-hill vets for prospects, or trading career minor leaguers for major leaguers with unsuspecting new owners as trade rape. As has been said every time someone complains about having a trade blocked, if 10 owners veto a deal, it's a bad deal.
10/10/2012 1:35 PM
I have been trade raped at first but now I am more aware of certain owners and do not trade with them its usally a one sided trade that does me no good
10/11/2012 1:58 PM
In the World Camp we decided that the term "Trade Rape" was too offensive. So we preffer to go with "Surpise Sex" instead. Camp was truly a fun world and I wish I could have stayed.
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