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Calling Basketball Fans


Calling Basketball Fans

4/24 gbacci Hoops Forum 4 0
I need about 9 veteran PC players who are fairly into basketball and interested in being part of a beta.

As a disclaimer, this is *not* a full-blown PC experience like baseball. The baseball site has been created over 12 years, this was built in about five weeks... But with the site seeing so many visitors, I am considering launching a 5-on-5 street ball type of sim.

Message me and I will select the Lucky 9 and let you know the details.

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An old, handed down 1974 Strat-o-Matic basketball game was my first ever experience with sports simulation. I still have it hidden away in a cupboard. I've since collected, but never had the free time for, other Strat-o-matic games.

Looking for something to do during this recent pandemic is what led me to this site a couple weeks ago and I'm ecstatic to be about to run a league for my friends through here soon.

I completely understand why you want site and sim veterans, and I wish you the best in your endeavor and hope to be able to play the historic basketball equivalent of PennantChase in the future!

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Curious to what stats will be used a la whats our Rate stats that drive the SIM? And how is defense quantified? Some sort of team component? A DBPM perhaps?

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I would be interested. Baseball is my number one but basketball is a close 2. Similar to CRAZYSAUER I have grown up playing strat-o-matic with my dad and have always love sim games for all sports. Having this free time has allowed me to find this site and I'd love to help expand to basketball

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I’m interested

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A Basketball version of this....hmm......sounds interesting !!!

Would definitely have interest in being in the beta gbacci

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4/25 gbacci Hoops Forum 1 0
Hey everyone since I might not have a chance to respond right away to everyone individually, I appreciate the interest! I will get back to everyone this weekend.

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Not really a basketball fan but I'd be interested, if only to cure some utter boredom here and there... Lol

Seriously though, if I was selected I'd certainly be up for joining in

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Hi Guy-

I am interested as well :)

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Not a vet here, but played many season on WhatIfSports. Willing to test. Starved for a good hoops sim

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Me too. I'm still on whatifsports but am curious and new to this website.

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4/27 gbacci Hoops Forum 0 0
I'm definitely interested to hear the feedback from WhatIf sports people on this site considering that's a paid site...

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So far I like it but it's only my second day here and I have not started the auto league 351 favorite teams season yet. Still learning. It appears there is a lot more here than just that but I'm not sure where to look.

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4/28 Daver Hoops Forum 0 0
I would love to participate and give feedback!
Strat O Matic and Fantasy BB exp.

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4/28 gbacci Hoops Forum 0 0
Thanks for the all the interest, I'm sorry I couldn't get everyone in who was interested.... we had some really great users reach out after the beta filled up.... if we have another beta I will definitely loop more people in, but hopefully all goes smooth and you can join the real thing very soon!

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Before I found PC, I spent a few years on UplayOnline's International Basketball Manager. The same company makes a popular soccer sim game called Striker Manager. "IBM" was a basketball sim game, structured like international soccer with relegation. They had 5 divisions; Division 1 was elite, consisting of 20 teams (divided into 2 pools of 10 teams), Division 2 consisted of 80 teams (4 groups of 20), Division 3 had 16 groups of 20 teams, Division 4 had 64 groups of 20 teams, etc. The top 2 teams in each group in Division 2 would get to promoted to Division 1, and the bottom 8 teams in Division 1 would get relegated down to Division 2. I played the English version, which was discontinued. The Spanish version of the game is still around, as the parent site is based in Spain.

When you first signed up, your team was in Division 5 and totally sucked. You had to build up a stadium, which would become a major source of revenue through ticket sales, adjust ticket prices to maximize revenue, and build 'schools' at considerable cost that would generate future prospects of random, varying talent, at regular intervals (USA, Lithuania, Serbia and Spain were the best schools, with the USA school producing the most prospects per month). You could acquire players by buying out their contract, via auction, or via trade, and if you got a good prospect in your school you had to increase their buyout or they would get taken by the teams in higher divisions with more money, or you could auction the player off to the highest bidder. You had to learn the math behind player progression, because every player progressed at a different rate and the rate wasn't stated on the player card. And then you had to train players to increase their stats to hopefully max them out, using a varying training regimen which would help guards and centers increase stats differently (training Blocks or rebounds was really good for centers and forwards but barely did anything for guards, for example).

There was a search engine to help you find newly created prospects from people's schools, and then there was an invisible timer (about 1 week long) that would count down until the player was available for buyout. Sometimes the owner would put a player on auction right before the player could be bought out.

The sim worked by having the team manager set offensive and defensive strategies for each quarter, with variable aggressiveness. A highly aggressive defense would generate a lot of steals but also cause the team to give more fouls, for example. Guys would figure out that particular offenses worked well against particular defenses, then analyze the opponents sims to try to figure out what the other guy was playing, and adjust strategy accordingly. It was a guessing game and a chess game all at once.

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4/28 gbacci Hoops Forum 2 0
Raider, my mind is blown. Expect about 1/1000th of that. :) :)

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So draft in beta will be one round at a time?

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4/29 gbacci Hoops Forum 1 0
Yes.

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4/29 hani Hoops Forum 0 0
out of curiosity, is there a way for those not in beta to view the leagues from the outside looking in?

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4/29 gbacci Hoops Forum 0 0
Hani, my preference is to focus on the feedback from the people in the beta... if people are really curious, private message me and I may share the league URLs case by case...

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I would be interested. I am a basketball fan from late 60's on. NY Knicks have always been my favorite team & Willis Reed is my all-time favorite player.

If you still need players I am willing.

nycubsfan

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i would like to get a team if i am not to late. if i am late i would like to get a team the next league that starts up. i am a piston fan since the 70s lots of faveriot players but i love how magic always had fun out there even when he was called for a faul there was a big smile

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If you do another beta, or start up a league, I definitely want in on this. Been hoping you would do either basketball or football.

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I would be all over football, my favorite sport. I imagine it would be the most complicated to program tho

I wish I had more time or I would take a crack at it lol