Posted by MikeT23 on 10/17/2012 8:15:00 AM (view original):
If I could "fix" FA, I'd allow everyone two bids. You make your first, you're top bid or you're not. If not, you can make one more. If you are, you can make one more if someone exceeds your bid.
No need to check in every cycle every day. Determine a player's worth and make an offer. Don't sit around and bid 10k more, time and time again, until you figure out the top bid.
FWIW, I'd do the same thing with IFA and coaches(or completely overhaul coach hiring but that's another story).
That's called a blind auction.
You could look up how & why it works the way it does. How that style of auction effects bidding & prices. But I know you won't.
It would take less game time than the current system. Good on that.
IMO, it this would not be the best model for FA bidding in HBD.
You would get wild swings in FA contracts. I think it would be even easier for less experienced GMs to pay too much, and thus loose interest in that team or the game. Retention is a problem in HBD. Changes to improve retention would be good changes, IMO.
It would reduce the average FA contract. I know that because if this style maximized the price, eBay would use it. Since less experienced GMs would probably do most of the over bidding, and the average contract wold be lower, that would mean more experience owners would be more of the good deals. Introducing yet more unbalance into the game.
Bidding is more fun to more people. So taking out bidding would reduce the fun of the game to most people.
There are ways to bid that take a lot of time, and ways that take less time. The way HBD does it takes a lot of time. I think that's bad and could be changed.