Quote: Originally posted by Funksteady1 on 10/13/2009Hi tzent,
I'm dissapointed at the miniimum IP/162 total.
I was one of the owners who brought up the idea of a floor for IP and AB but stricktly to prevent certain types of flagrant abuse which was raised mainly by this problem, ticket #79562.But by raising the minimum to 1,250 you are seriously levelling the field of strategies and options. Personally, the way I draft and micro-manage I never need more than 1,160 Ip/162 to get through a season, unless I pick a very offensive ballpark. And because of what I consider good staff managing, I very rarely end-up having to use a pitcher under 98-100% stamina. By forcing me to draft nearly 100 more IP than what I need, you're taking away my managing advantage and levelling the overall field as far as options and strategies are concerned.
I thought 1,000 would be fine to prevent abuse and besides, nobody can get through a season under 1,125, I know I've tried to manage teams with the lowest possible IP, so I kind of consider myself an expert on the question.Still, looking forward to the release, keep up the good work and good luck!
The introduction of minimum IP/PA requirements for non-theme leagues is phase one of a two phase plan.
We will be shifting away from season fatigue being based on pitches to innings pitched in the near future.
The minimum requirements are intended to 1)prevent abuse from users who went in with awful teams which disrupted league play and 2)help new users to the site so they are not as easily burned by veteran users who have learned to manipulate/maximize the pitching fatigue system.
Some of you who excel at getting away with 900 or 1000 or 1100 IP may not be happy with this change now, but it is a good change and is a good setup for the next change, which is the shift from pitches to IP for seasonal fatigue.