Posted by italyprof on 2/5/2013 4:25:00 AM (view original):
I would like someone to explain why AFTER a draft is completed, we sometimes wait days and weeks for a league to start play ?
Even accounting for RL issues - the draft takes time and effort - hours at least for research and drafting, having time set aside or sending proxy requests.
AFTER a draft all you have to do is click "create team" - how can it take more than 30 seconds ?
Probably some of the same people are involved in "delay of game" more often.
There seems to be little tolerance for people who have trouble finding the time for a draft, which instead really does require some commitment of time that may not be available for reasons of health, family, work, travel etc. But there appears to be infinite tolerance for someone who has 25 players sitting in the DC and won't click the little button to create their team so the other 11, 19 or 23 people can play. The Italian word is "prepotenza" for this kind of behavior.
There are 2 major components to why this happens and they kind of go hand in hand.
1) The spring training team or roster
2) Six packs or anticipated funds
As you know the top team in your bank is the exhibition league (the one where you play 10 game season for free). Most progressive owners use that to look at potential future seasons or they store a team in there for an upcoming draft. For example I have my 1967 Braves in there right now in the league we are in together. So once the draft is over its not a simple click.
You have no teams in your bank but you are about to make the playoffs in league, or get a free team because your a Commish.
This is a tough issue, I think if you polled most owners they wouldn't mind waiting a day or 2, some commishes actually have no problem waiting a week for someone, Some owners agree with you,
So basically that's why
Admin could eliminate the 6 pack discount and just lower the cost for each team, but that could cause more problems than it solves.