he fixed the bug, but i was thinking there was a pretty good chance you could get free effort too.. and i never finished my exploring to find it for sure, which made it hard to verify there might not be an issue anymore after he made the fix. it was just like 3 months ago. anyway because im not sure there arent other glitches like it left, id prefer not to say how it was done. but essentially you did not get the effort side of scouting trips, you just got the information from it, which, of course, is pretty damn valuable, especially for internationals and distance recruits! it wasnt quite unlimited but i feel like a sophisticated approach could definitely yield a hundred thousand dollars worth of free evals, at distance. i actually calculated a near optimal exploitation (balancing risk and reward) could safely yield 500K-1 million in free evals over the course of a recruiting session. even with just starting with it, without trying to perfect the method, i could get tens of thousands of evals free on the two phelan teams i was exploring it with. i lost a lot exploring, trying to test my theory that the glitch might exist - way more than i benefited - but it was really about the fun of the challenge and making sure others weren't abusing it, as its a pretty substantial advantage.
i thought there was a pretty good chance you could get free effort using almost inverse methods to the ones i used, but i didnt take the time to figure it out before i reported it to seble. i did send him a pretty long, detailed summary of how i would fix it, which it appears to me (in a small amount of testing) that he at least did something very similar, if not identical, to what i suggested. and i definitely took the possibility of free effort into account in the fix, so i think its pretty safely gone.