Posted by jaymc2007 on 5/14/2014 2:53:00 PM (view original):
I'm with kmfloyd though... I think a lot of players will stop playing halfway through with no money holding them in. I also don't like the idea of no rewards for D3 (not that I win them but it is nice to dream of winning them!) Also, IF this does happen, a better firing system for D1 HAS to be put into play.
If a player bails on a team mid-season, it wouldn't really be a big deal. By the halfway point all the important stuff would have been set already (recruiting, depth chart, practice plan, and player distribution). All that wouldn't get done is adjusting team gameplan and tweaking of player distribution, which would have a minimal effect.
Perhaps I'm taking what you said too literally. A team getting abandoned halfway through the season wouldn't be a big deal. A team getting abandoned before recruiting, or immediately after, would. This could be prevented by having the SIM autoset depth chart and player distribution automatically, if it hasn't been set by the player immediately prior to the first game. I think the game already takes measures to sign players during recruiting if a player hasn't logged in, so this wouldn't be too big of a change.