Posted by tufft on 10/18/2012 1:36:00 AM (view original):
tecwrg - Most of your input has been - and I'll paraphrase -"It's a bad idea because it's a bad idea" and "It won't work because it won't work'. And then calling me names when I ask specific questions. You're doing exactly what internet forums were created for. Good on you!
I think you've made it clear you agree with (5). That HBD should follow MLB as closely as possible in this area, and if that results in some GMs paying so much for FAs that it cripples teams and there are more hard to fill teams, that's just necessary & reality collateral damage.
Honestly, I don't strongly disagree with you on that one. I'm not even sure I disagree at all. I'm making a case that there might be other or better ways. Pros & cons to the way it works now and to a possible change.
I'm just trying to force some degree of honesty into the discussion. There is a price to pay for the game working the way it does. I do believe that without some changes the game is going to die. Your worlds will be among the last survivors. If you're OK with that, I can't argue. I'd rather the game continues.
You've become one of the classic Suggestion Forum subspecies: "The Crybaby". You made a suggestion that you feel is absolutely brilliant, you have seen literally everybody who has commented on it tell you that it's a horrible idea, some of whom have specifically told you why, and then you disregard or flat-out deny all the reasons given while insisting that nobody has provided a valid counter argument to your awesome suggestion. You're like the five year old stomping around the kitchen in anger because mommy won't let you have a second piece of candy.
Let's review the feedback from everybody who has commented on your amazing brilliant suggestion so far:
MikeT23: "you should know why that won't work"
tecwrg: "Proxy bidding dumbs down the game, and takes the strategy out of FA bidding"
usfbully: "The people have spoken. Dumb idea." and "The Ebay system would be retarded in this game."
damag: "Real time bidding would allow a guy like me to pretty much control the FA market in a league if I put enough time and effort into it."
kcden: "This, in fact, is a terrible idea."
deathinahole: "Can we just cut to "it's a bad idea"?"
bfkfraser: "Horrible idea." and "OP's suggestion removes strategy as it limits the risk reward aspect of the game."
unsub: "First of all, Bad idea." and "HBD FA is NOT the same thing as me selling a toaster on E-bay! It is, in fact, completely different. FA is NOT an auction." and "this is a horrible plan."
mongoose_22: "This is a terrible idea."
You say that you want "to force some degree of honesty into the discussion". Maybe you can start by being honest with yourself and realizing that maybe it's not quite the absolutely amazingly super-awesomely brilliant idea that you think it is.
Now if you want to continue this argument, I'll be glad to do it, but only through my proxy:
10/18/2012 3:37 PM (edited)