Posted by buddhagamer on 6/25/2013 11:55:00 AM (view original):
Posted by plague on 6/25/2013 11:38:00 AM (view original):From the FAQ:
Posted by mmt0316 on 6/25/2013 6:14:00 AM (view original):I had said it was not a personal attack. I have no problem with gaming the system. Unintended outcomes is a part of every game made and when anyone takes advantage of the unintended outcomes then they are gaming the system. I doubt WIS original intention was for owners to incorporate a strategy to take walk ons so they can have 15k more scholarship money next season and that is why I said its gaming the system. If that was WIS intention then I am mistaken, but I doubt that was their original intention. Regardless if you use this strategy or not I see others that do use this strategy. .
You absolutely cannot penalize teams for taking walkons...while I always try to fill rosters at elite DIs, I absolutely intentionally take walk ons at non Elit schools, while Im an idiot and left the OVC...you should see the rosters I put together there and didnt just make the tournament but was able to compete. Penalizing schools for walkons would hurt lower level DI teams. Like I also said on the first page I had no problem with the 9 openings...just took exception to his gaming the system comment.
Q: What happens if I run out of cash and haven't signed any recruits?
A: There is no requirement to give out all of your available scholarships. Any roster spots not filled with scholarship players will automatically be filled with walk-on players as soon as the recruiting period ends. Scholarships will be available the following season. Walk-ons will only be available for a single season unless you offer them a scholarship at some point before the next season's recruiting period begins.
Looks like WIS indeed knew that players would do this strategy and I doubt they consider it gaming the system. Collusion by owners would be an example of gaming the system.
Collusion would be cheating and is clearly stated as against the rules. Gaming the system is not cheating. Gaming the system is taking advantage of a portion of a game in a way that was not originally intended by the developers.
I did not know that was in the FAQ but you posted the obvious.. Once a game is released the player base, which is usually thousands of people, will come up with ideas on how to win that the developers never considered or intended. My belief is that the original purpose was to not punish owners to a great degree by having mulitple walk ons for 4 seasons on a team that has a 12 man roster. I don't think the original intention was for teams to use walks on as a strategy to garner more recruiting money for next season. The FAQ above does not answer their originally intention, what it does is answer the situation after the fact....
.It's my opinion(Idon't know it to be fact) because I think its obvious. In GD they have a 50 man roster so they can punish a team more easily that takes on a few sim recruited players. In HD they have a 12 man roster and 2 sim recruited players for 4 seasons would be a heavy penalty.
6/25/2013 1:36 PM (edited)