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Daily Drafts

People who do daily draft, do you feel it’s too long? If so would you rather see:

Reduce to six hours or less for all picks or

Keep at 8 for the first several picks and then reduce the time?

Interested in your thoughts. My personal feeling is I’m into it for the first 10ish picks then it feels like it drags.

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I think it should be every 2-4 hrs

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I like it the way it is. It fits around work and most importantly sleeping.

It also balances out the time zone differences well.

It's the most competitive part of the game. It would be a shame to rush it.

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I'm OK with it, you usually get 2 rounds during the day and 1 overnight.
I like the anticipation and being able to ponder between picks.
So much better than the quick drafts.

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I like the 8 hours. I like ranking the minimum required and being able to adjust often. I'd prefer not having multiple picks while I sleep :)

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I would prefer keeping it at 8 as well, my thoughts echo the "only draft once while you sleep"

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Similar to others, I also like only one pick at night. I would also like an extra pick during daylight hours.

With the time changes this seems difficult to say the least. Do you think it would be possible to have the wait be 4-6 hours between 9AM EST and 11PM EST but eight hours otherwise?

I'm happy if the format stays the same too :P

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This is why it's always good to validate! Jamin, that's a good idea but gets pretty complex and like you said doesn't work the same for everyone...

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What about every 4 hours but only during the day? 10, 2 6, & 10 EST. 7, 11, 3, & 7 PST. Get one more round in and not have to worry about 2 rounds during the night.

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I agree the 8 hours between rounds is good.

I have personally been waiting for more “daily drafts” leagues to join, as I find the building of teams the most enjoyable part, and crafting the roster over a week makes it really engaging.

I am happy to keep it as-is.
Thanks!

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I like the 8 hours between picks because as others have said, it’s fun to have time to really plan a team structure while being able to also adjust that plan based on others picks.

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I like it the way it is - for all of the reasons listed by Dempsey245.
Rounds 11-20 are important picks for me.

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Vander,

What about those who have 3rd shift?

It's been working fine for years. Let's just not try to fix what isn't broken.

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The fact it will take over a week to complete a 23-round draft is a little annoying.

Good news is that delay morphed into my picking up two other teams.
Bad news is as stated, just taking forever to complete the draft.

I suggested this and thanks to Guy for posting. I would be all for a stepped implementation:
Round 1-5 - 8 hours
Rounds 6-10 - 6 hours
Rounds 11+ - 3 hours

But honestly, maybe if I ran through that scenario once and my team wasn't good, I'd revisit the thought.

I am glad to see so many seasoned veterans reply. The impatience may truly stem from a lack of real baseball.

Thanks for the opportunity to discuss.

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Seems to me it's the best option for a league with managers spread out over multiple time zones, with different time demand obligations. I do like that you can reevaluate your draft list with time to spare between picks, you don't have to over-prepare a huge long list because to be ready for so many scenarios of players becoming unavailable across positions and whatnot.

However, with so much free time on my hands lately, I am finding the 8 hour wait is a burden.