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Season 5 Off Season >>>> Season 6 Pre Season
« on: April 08, 2015, 11:35:20 PM »
Alright... So here is a (hopefully) helpful guide to this coming offseason.

As soon as the regular season ends non-playoff teams begin their offseason.

Due to expansion teams entering the league, they also begin their offseason at the end of the regular season.

During the offseason (while the playoff teams are competing in the postseason) off-season teams may begin releasing coaches and players; interview coaches; extend contracts; and negotiation with exclusive rights free agents.

The Teams will not be able to interview playoff team coaches until they are eliminated from the playoffs (just like the NFL).

Once a team is OUT of the playoffs their offseason begins with the same rules as above for the other teams.

(more to come... I'm tired)
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Re: Season 5 Off Season >>>> Season 6 Pre Season
« Reply #1 on: May 16, 2015, 01:24:45 PM »
Once the Impact bowl ends, all teams will need to LOCK IN TO CLOSE SEASON 5 this includes expansion teams.  You will have 3 days from the end of the Impact Bowl to lock in before you are autolocked and we begin the official full scale off season.

Once threads unlock any post in the league office will be for season 6 and beyond, BUT until the Amateur draft ends all PR expenditures will be coming from your S5 Budget so DO NOT VIOLATE YOUR BUDGET!  Your PR person will tell you how much you have once threads unlock after the S5 close out lock ins are done.

Here is our new time table / schedule.

S5 Playoffs

Impact Bowl

FINAL LOCK INS S5

Unlocked to start offseason

Exclusive Rights Free Agency (expansion teams and last season teams are only ones allowed to make offers)

- Scouting Combine

Expansion Draft

Amateur Draft

Unrestricted Free Agency

Pre-Season lock ins

Training Camp results

Preseason

REGULAR SEASON!
« Last Edit: June 23, 2015, 05:41:35 PM by Talon »
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Re: Season 5 Off Season >>>> Season 6 Pre Season
« Reply #2 on: May 22, 2015, 01:57:05 PM »
In an effort to make things more smooth for myself, I'm moving exclusive free agency BEFORE the expansion draft so that I can have everything together and ready for free agency once the expansion draft and amateur draft ends.

a lot of updates coming today/tonight about how our off-season will work for you expansion folks and everyone else wondering how all this is gonna unfold.


EXCITING!
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Re: Season 5 Off Season >>>> Season 6 Pre Season
« Reply #3 on: May 22, 2015, 02:02:09 PM »
In an effort to make things more smooth for myself, I'm moving exclusive free agency BEFORE the expansion draft so that I can have everything together and ready for free agency once the expansion draft and amateur draft ends.

a lot of updates coming today/tonight about how our off-season will work for you expansion folks and everyone else wondering how all this is gonna unfold.


EXCITING!

WHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!
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GM Kirk [12|Mar 04:19 PM]: Gooch, how much did you bribe the HIFLPA to help you steal all my players?
GM TJ [12|Mar 04:21 PM]: Lolololololololooooooooooollllllllllll
Disgraced GM Powers [12|Mar 04:24 PM]: The league is #TeamGooch
GM Gravedigger [12|Mar 04:25 PM]: It's because he's so nice....
GM Gravedigger [12|Mar 04:25 PM]: Unnaturally nice...
GM Adam Wrong [12|Mar 04:25 PM]: I love gooch
GM Gravedigger [12|Mar 04:26 PM]: Everyone loves Gooch, except Kirk...
GM Phoenix [12|Mar 04:28 PM]: Almost makes you think gooch is reincarnate red skull trying to live a double nice guy life on hifl
GM Gravedigger [12|Mar 04:31 PM]: Gooch's heel turn will rival Hogan....

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Re: Season 5 Off Season >>>> Season 6 Pre Season
« Reply #4 on: May 22, 2015, 06:38:07 PM »
After the Impact Bowl ends there will be a 3 day wrap up period for teams to finalize their business before being locked to "close season 5"

After this deadline, all threads will unlock and we will enter the full blown off-season.

Here is the rough layout (which will be finalized each step of the way with actual time lines and deadlines)

EXCLUSIVE RIGHTS FREE AGENCY PERIOD

Exclusive Rights Free Agency will last 5 "game" days, with a real life time period of up to 15 Days.

- Every three days of real game time = 1 day of in game free agency. (players in the sim will only decide on a contract at the end of these "days" so may sign on the first day, some may wait for the entire period, and if they wait beyond that then they will elect to go into free agency after the drafts)

- At the start of the period agents will listen to offers for players to re-sign with their current team. (note player morale, goals, preferences, and overall attitude will impact their decisions)

- Some players may decide to sign before hearing other offers, if you definitely want your offer considered, get it in AS EARLY AS POSSIBLE. 

- If you are on a time crunch, it is OK to PM me your offers to all your players at once.  Players may contact their current team with a counter offer after they consider the deal for a day, so be prepared for negotiations after the first day.

- SOME players may sign immediately, if this is the case consider yourself lucky.

Expansion teams will have 3 game days (6 days) to offer "exclusive rights free agents" a contract.

- Expansion teams will PM their offers to the mod with the subject "EXCLUSIVE FREE AGENT OFFERS"

- Expansion teams will ONLY be permitted to offer contract figure and year, anything else will disqualify the offer completely as well as damage reputation with the agent(s)

*NOTE: TEAMS USING THE "FRANCHISE TAG" TO RETAIN A PLAYER MUST DO SO DURING DAY 1 OF FREE AGENCY. ONCE THE TIME EXPIRES FOR DAY 1 OF FREE AGENCY, THE FRANCHISE TAG MAY NO LONGER BE USED!*

At the conclusion of the ERFAP (exclusive rights free agency period) the Expansion draft will officially begin...

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THE EXPANSION DRAFT

- Each existing team has protected up to 25 players, the remaining players are considered "unprotected" and are placed into the expansion draft pool along with any eligible player from the American Premier League.

- Once 10 players from a single team have been drafted in the expansion draft the teams remaining players will become automatically protected and removed from the draft pool. (mod will edit the draft pool spread sheet to reflect this)

- Expansion teams will take on the contract of any player they draft during expansion.

- Any free agent or APL player drafted during expansion will enter exclusive negotiations with the drafting team. If for some reason a deal can not be reached, the team who drafted said player will retain their signing rights and can trade them for players, picks, or PR money.

- Undrafted players will remain with their current teams.

- EACH EXPANSION TEAM WILL HAVE 24 HOURS TO MAKE THEIR SELECTION. (Rounds 1-10)

- AFTER 10 ROUNDS THE DRAFT CLOCK WILL BE LOWERED TO 12 HOURS.

- TEAMS WILL BE STRONGLY ENCOURAGED TO SUBMIT A PROXY LIST TO THE MOD OR A GM NOT IN THE EXPANSION DRAFT. (Using Google Docs is a smart route)

- The draft will run until either all teams have declared themselves "OUT" of the draft, or all existing teams have lost 10 players and are all auto-protected and the remaining draft pool is empty.
« Last Edit: May 23, 2015, 04:22:32 PM by Talon »
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Re: Season 5 Off Season >>>> Season 6 Pre Season
« Reply #5 on: May 23, 2015, 04:22:58 PM »
*please note extension of "free agency days" from 2 real time days to 3 real time days per 1 "game day"
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GM Kirk [21|May 12:29 AM]:   When trade fever hits, math is the first casualty.