What most of you don't seem to get into your heads is that controversy is what makes the league interesting. When the league eventually dies, you're not going to remember how a fictional baseball player went on a hot streak or Seoul winning the 2086 chumpionship or whatever (if you do fucking kill me Pete). You're going to remember the human elements of the game. Nothing makes my heart sink more or make me want to stop playing like finding some chud listing a load of stats from their players that no-one cares about.Humans have schtick. I’m convinced you’re actually @hayvisBot. Please use your script for good... like finding me a PS5 or a pair of those rereleased Shawn Kemps in black and white.
If you boost the dev budget, it seems to give you an even better chance with those discoveries, but it's not really part of it. The cheese is the scouting budget.I had no idea people were doing this, and this definitely borders on the "pre-cheating" minmax Wooly nonsense that was ruining the league before we caught him actually cheating. It's also disappointing this didn't come up during the discussions about IFAs and new league rules.
What does boosting the development budget have to do with international discoveries, though?
Thanks for the heads up, @hayvis It looks like I need to invest more into the scouting department!@fignuts - I mean let's be honest here. There are so many people already that cheat the game without telling others about the glitch, that it would be stupid to trust most people to sim our league.
There's a very simple thing you can do to boost Scouting Discoveries that Karl, Travis and a few others know about, and yet people like @doh have no idea. You just run max budget in scouting all into int, and at the same time boost the dev budget to max, and presto - RUN IT ON AN OFFLINE AND WATCH. It's how I'm competing and not having my drafts completely shit on me (it also helps finding IFAs). It's total cheese with the way our league is set up, and the type of thing most on here would be laughing their heads off at Madden for. If we were running the league fairly, we should have made this open a long time ago and found a way of dealing with it.
So why should we trust that the league is being run at all fairly???
You will have to trust how shockingly my discoveries progressed as soon as I started gaming it. I literally didn't have a single half decent discovery until I started with bombastic settings. I can sort of half believe that Karl gets there with 51%, but it really is taking a leap of faith from my own experiences with it.Okay. So maybe you crossed the code threshold baked in where they funnel more discoveries your direction. Am spitballing here. We will almost assuredly never know the inner workings of this. You're bringing up a strawman for sake of banter I think. Your evidence thus far in laying out your case is circumstantial at best. Where the past years of damning bullshit against those that have been NAMED?
I don’t know how the system works, I only have guesses based on what I’ve observed, and I told you all my guesses@Karl Hungus Oh. Sorry if I'm not convinced. You see, when I wan't min maxing the fuck out of it I never got even a half decent scouting discovery. Maybe 51% is the threshold, but even then, that should be common knowledge on the boards.
I even brought it up once with you and Travis and you just kind of went cagey and suggested 'giving different settings a go'.
It's also possible that people are only shafting their settings in rebuild years, but I'm not falling for the shit that people aren't gaming this. There's too much reliance on OSA, too much emphasis on INT, and no fucking mention of these settings in discussions we've had about IFA/discoveries, which is more than suspicious and completely inappropriate.
So let me get this right. There's a grand conspiracy where others are hoovering up your rightful scouting discoveries and I'm running multiple sims every night until I get the right combination of your team losing, the teams around you winning, and also my team winning?
You are being obtuse. I'm just admitting I'm benefitting from scouting discoveries. I just think everyone should know there's an exploit in the game, and I'm pretty sure others at various times have absolutely been using it.So let me get this right. There's a grand conspiracy where others are hoovering up your rightful scouting discoveries and I'm running multiple sims every night until I get the right combination of your team losing, the teams around you winning, and also my team winning?
I certainly never told you this, as this is the first time I'm hearing that dev budgets only work in multiples of $6M. How would anyone figure that out?