>> Removing the transfer penalty removes strategy from the budgeting portion of the game. <<
Seems to indicate to me you don't understand, don't want to understand, or you don't have the capacity.
The points I'm making, not to you, to someone who might choose to do something with the idea, are -
- maximizing the strategy of the aspect of the game that is largely guessing reduces the amount of strategy in the overall game.
- the current budgeting system is a barrier to people playing the game. It favors the few (such as yourself) and penalizes the majority (who don't have the time and game-specific knowledge you have.)
- HBD is supposed to be am MLB simulation. Transferring money from cash budgets does not result in the loss of half of that money. In MLB or anywhere else.
Since you seem to think my options are formed by a stick up my ***, here's what you've told me about you -
You like the game the way it is. Budgeting works for you. Giving you an advantage over newer players and those who can't play an internet game 365 days a year. And that makes you feel good about yourself. So you don't want to give that up, or even risk it. A little sad, maybe, but I understand.
I prefer chess and poker. My guess is you prefer Chutes & Ladders. All good games. Just not the same.
Or maybe you playing chess or poker against 7 year olds or blind people would be a better analogy. Or maybe it's against people who don't know the rules. Scenarios that give you an advantage you can tell yourself is your superior strategy. I'd call it something else. We'd probably never agree.