OOTP 20 New Feature Discussion  

 
The Commish
(@whaleheader)
Commissioner Admin

OOTP 20 has some nice new features. One in particular intrigues me. The new feature is the ability to update major league player ratings during the year based on how well the player is doing. So, if you use this feature, if a player plays really well he gets better. If he plays poorly he gets worse. Effectively it makes real life the development engine for Major League players (minor league players don't currently get updated).

I've discussed the idea of using this feature with a few guys. The response has been positive as they have felt it better links what we do with real baseball. The feature only requires that I click a button to update players. I could update at the end of each month.  

We'd have to do three things to use it. We'd have to play during the real regular season schedule (like we are doing this year). We'd have to update to OOTP 21 when it's released in March 2020. We would change the way we'd update at the end of this year. (We'd use OOTP 20's end-of-season ratings--which are getting updated during the 2019 season.)

Thoughts? Questions? Worth considering?

To get as many people to comment in one place, please hold the discussion on the Whalehead post, not on Facebook and Slack. 

Edit one: Also, only major league players get updated during the season. At the end of this season only players who played in the major leagues would get updated. 

Edit two: If we use this feature, we may as well update our minor leaguers when the new game comes out in March. Effectively, we'd be using real life for development except during the season. In game development would only be relevant for AA/AAA players during the season. 

This topic was modified 4 weeks ago 3 times by The Commish

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Posted : 22/06/2019 9:13 am
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TjDaluz
(@tjdaluz)
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Posted by: The Commish

OOTP 20 has some nice new features. One in particular intrigues me. The new feature is the ability to update major league player ratings during the year based on how well the player is doing. So, if you use this feature, if a player plays really well he gets better. If he plays poorly he gets worse. Effectively it makes real life the development engine for Major League players (minor league players don't currently get updated).

I've discussed the idea of using this feature with a few guys. The response has been positive as they have felt it better links what we do with real baseball. The feature only requires that I click a button to update players. I could update at the end of each month.  

We'd have to do three things to use it. We'd have to play during the real regular season schedule (like we are doing this year). We'd have to update to OOTP 21 when it's released in March 2020. We would change the way we'd update at the end of this year. (We'd use OOTP 20's end-of-season ratings--which are getting update with the 2019 season stats--only.)

Thoughts? Questions? Worth considering?

To get as many people to comment in one place, please hold the discussion on the Whalehead post, not on Facebook and Slack. 

Edit one: Also, only major league players get updated during the season. At the end of this season only players who played in the major leagues would get updated. 

Edit two: If we use this feature, we may as well update our minor leaguers when the new game comes out in March. Effectively, we'd be using real life for development except during the season. In game development would only be relevant for AA/AAA players during the season. 

Sounds good to me. 

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Posted : 22/06/2019 12:49 pm
Ed Greene
(@edro990)
New Member

I like the idea of players' current performance being relevant to our game in the current season. 

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Posted : 22/06/2019 6:44 pm
Bob Ferreira
(@taxdodger)
Active Member

I'm in total agreement with Ed on this.  

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Posted : 22/06/2019 7:23 pm
Johnny
(@johnny)
Active Member

Sounds good

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Posted : 24/06/2019 10:32 am
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