tecwrg - >> How am I disputing that? That's exactly what I'm saying in the portion of my post that you quoted.<<
You didn't dispute that. My bad for missing that. There is SO much wrong about what else you're posting, I missed one line of fact. My bad.
I conceded that's not the biggest problem. You want to keep going over that & ignore all of the other things you're wrong about, fine.
You ignored more relevant questions, so I'll see if I can get you to answer those. You seem to at least be trying to think this through.
(1) HBD is dying. Many people who leave the game leave because it takes too much time. There would be a benefit in changing FA bidding so it remains strategic, fun, AND takes less time. More people would stick with the game if it took less time to play. -- Agree or Disagree?
(2) The current system rewards the ability to check in every 4 hours, 365 days a year, over all else by a LOT. Not everyone can do that. For every person who can do that, and would like to play HBD, there are probably 10-100 that can't invest the time to compete 24/7/365. There is of course a strategy to the current system. But there are other systems that also have strategies, that reward smart play, AND that would take a whole lot less time than the current system. -- Agree or Disagree?
(3) Real time is the way the internet works. Batching up instructions and getting feedback hours later (that you have to go get -- it's not even sent to you) is a model that exists, rounding off, nowhere else on the internet. Many people won't or can't interact with a game that way. But none of that matters. There is no way HBD FA bidding could ever have real time feedback with more complete information. Sure, it works on every other website, but it's just not possible in HBD. -- Agree or Disagree?
(4) The HBD FA bidding system exists, rounding off, nowhere else, online or offline. Make a blind bid. Never know the current top bid, so you're always bidding blind. Go out of your way a few hours later to find out what little info you can get. Repeat. Arbitrarily, at some point, a winner is declared. No fixed set of rules. As this model is unique, it stands to reason that is it either brilliant and a whole new way to hold an effective & efficient auction, or crap idea that successful businesses of all types have stayed away from . Closer to what end of the scale do you think it sits?
(5) Years of proof that GMs will, in the current system, bid what many experienced GMs would agree is way too much for a player. That player, or a comparable player could have been had for less. The HBD-proven result of this is GMs quit their team or HBD. Leaving harder to fill teams behind. You're saying you think this is ether good for HBD, or it's the only way it could ever work. Like gravity, it's just part of the way it is & we have to live with it. Change is not good idea or possible. -- Agree or Disagree.