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    Congratulations! What position are you going to...

    Congratulations! What position are you going to train him for?

    I'd suggest long snapper. Long snappers have long careers, they don't take a ton of hits, and they make enough money to be set for...
  2. Thread: Game Play

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    Yeah, we code in the real players' likelihood to...

    Yeah, we code in the real players' likelihood to draw penalties (with some normal random variation, of course), and some players are penalty magnets in real life. If a lineman or cornerback is...
  3. Thread: Game Play

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    That's reasonable. I have no idea how much...

    That's reasonable. I have no idea how much coding that would involved, but it's certainly something we can consider as an improvement.
  4. Thread: time of game

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    Games are typically played at 6:00 pm on Sundays,...

    Games are typically played at 6:00 pm on Sundays, give or take a bit. Good luck
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    Can you copy the play by play where it happened...

    Can you copy the play by play where it happened so we can take a look?
  6. Thread: Trades

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    The main reasoning was to keep teams from doing...

    The main reasoning was to keep teams from doing lopsided trades to influence races late in the season. That stuff is tough to monitor.
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    I've heard a lot of questions (both on Sandbox...

    I've heard a lot of questions (both on Sandbox and in other venues) about why Patrick Mahomes isn't rated higher by PFF. I have no idea, but one possible theory is that he's willing to take risks...
  8. Thread: Game Play

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    One thing that I'll note is that all street free...

    One thing that I'll note is that all street free agents for a team are lumped together on the stats. So if a team starts an entire defensive backfield of free agents, then the stats will look like...
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    I have no idea how Madden comes up with their...

    I have no idea how Madden comes up with their ratings. I know that PFF has people who watch game video and subjectively decide whether a player completed his assignment well. That might mean saying...
  10. Thread: Another team

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    I'll let cdcox know. Thanks!

    I'll let cdcox know. Thanks!
  11. Ummberto, we would be glad to refund your money...

    Ummberto, we would be glad to refund your money and let you move on to other activities if you wish. No one has lied to you and everyone here has been treating you respectfully. If you're not...
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    Thanks, everyone! We appreciate the support and...

    Thanks, everyone! We appreciate the support and are glad you're enjoying the game.
  13. Thread: position

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    Yep, exactly. It's kind of a common sense thing...

    Yep, exactly. It's kind of a common sense thing and we make it intentionally subjective. Tackles can probably move in to play guard easier than guards can move out to play tackle. Same with...
  14. Thread: Initial roster

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    Yeah, recognize that the initial rosters are...

    Yeah, recognize that the initial rosters are composed of players who weren't in the top 600+ performers in the league the previous season. We want to keep the top players in the veteran draft so...
  15. The model seems to indicate that losing your QB...

    The model seems to indicate that losing your QB and LT can be a challenge.

    However, I have to brag that one of my teams lost all of its QBs one week this season and had to roll with a street free...
  16. Thread: New Draft?????

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    We've found that a lot of people won't set the...

    We've found that a lot of people won't set the autodraft version on even if they have their list prepared. You can think of it as added drama, I guess.

    On a technical note, we initially planned...
  17. Thread: PFF or Madden?

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    The ID numbers are just that: identification. ...

    The ID numbers are just that: identification. You'll note that the lowest numbers correlate to more years in the league, but that's because each year as rookies come into the league they get added...
  18. Thread: PFF or Madden?

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    Our policy is to not share how we develop...

    Our policy is to not share how we develop performance data because we want the game to be more about football instincts and your own subjective judgments than on optimizing a particular set of known...
  19. Thread: Game Time?

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    We try to be consistent that it gets posted...

    We try to be consistent that it gets posted Sunday around .... well, whenever we push the button. Usually in the evening since that's Prime Time.
  20. Thread: Challenge Play

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    Yep, see the "Announcement" thread here: ...

    Yep, see the "Announcement" thread here: https://sandboxsimulations.com/vBulletin/showthread.php?130-Announcement-A-big-new-feature-has-just-been-added!

    We're very excited about adding this. It...
  21. The mechanics: 1. If you want to play...

    The mechanics:

    1. If you want to play challenge games, click the box that says "Enable Challenges" in the Challenge Play menu. If you do this, other players can challenge you and you can...
  22. Announcement: A big new feature has just been added!

    If you look under your Team Menu, you'll see two cool new menu items: Challenge Play and Recent Challenge Games.

    I'll talk about the concept here, and then the practical uses in the next post.
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  23. Thread: Undefeated

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    He's the coach of the undefeated team.

    He's the coach of the undefeated team.
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    Yeah, I had a team last year that lost all of its...

    Yeah, I had a team last year that lost all of its starting and backup tackles for about 3-4 week period and it was gruesome. I recommend that no one else ever do this.
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    I have to admit - I love quarterback sacks.

    It's an offensive era of football and I get that. But I still love looking through the play by play and seeing an opponent's drive disrupted by quarterback sacks. I won't say I prefer it over...
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