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Old 12-17-2018, 05:58 AM   #21
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All leagues can only be expanded on July 1, not just the NHL. You wouldn't be able to add a team before then.
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Old 12-17-2018, 11:25 AM   #22
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I have 2 custom leagues and I am on July 1st and can't expand(is that possible with custom leagues?) and also I can't add team(s).

One league started with 60 teams while the other one started with 54 teams.
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Old 12-24-2018, 03:40 AM   #23
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It is not that easy.

I would not call expansion mode unplayable, it effects you only in the first season and just makes it a bit harder to play with an expansion team.
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We put in expansion draft by popular demand. Most people are happy to have it in,even if it has this small limitation. We explained you the reason for the limitation and also told you that at some point we will code the change but we have to plan our resources carefully and use them to do stuff that effects as many people as possible. So this change right now is not on top of our todo list.
Are you serious? Losing out on a year of draft picks affects the first 15+ seasons. It completely alters the trajectory of the whole franchise and the entire league. The draft would play out completely different with the extra team, which means dozens if not hundreds of players are affected. This isn’t a small limitation, it’s a game altering bug that makes expansion teams unplayable if you want it to be remotely realistic. It’d be like removing penalties and power plays from the game simulations.

If you’re not going to fix it, fine, but please don’t insult our intelligence by trying to diminish the massive impact that this error has on the game.

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Ive brought this game (Steam), i previously had FHM3 but didnt get much use from it.

I cant figure out how to get expansion teams into any league ive set up. I have tried various league setups (standard, Custom & online) and have the start date as July 1st yet i can see no options where i can add expansion teams.
Can anyone help with this.

I would also like to know how to ake control of 2 teams?
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Old 03-12-2019, 05:24 PM   #25
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Ive brought this game (Steam), i previously had FHM3 but didnt get much use from it.

I cant figure out how to get expansion teams into any league ive set up. I have tried various league setups (standard, Custom & online) and have the start date as July 1st yet i can see no options where i can add expansion teams.
Can anyone help with this.

I would also like to know how to ake control of 2 teams?
On July 1st enable "Commissoner Mode" below "Manager->Options".
Goto "NHL" menu and select "Edit" at the bottom of the dropdown menu.
Select "Expand League" on the bottom left.
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Old 04-17-2019, 05:09 PM   #26
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Question.. I know some leagues you can only add so many teams per league can we add?
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Old 04-17-2019, 09:30 PM   #27
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Question.. I know some leagues you can only add so many teams per league can we add?
36 for the NHL. I'm not sure on the others off the top of my head however.
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Old 05-31-2019, 11:21 AM   #28
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Here is a question: How are players made eligible for the expansion draft? Do teams do protections lists?
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Old 05-31-2019, 11:32 AM   #29
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Yes, protection lists.
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Hmm. Does it follow the same rules as the VGK draft?


I am making the Seattle expansion and I am trying to keep it pretty realistic. I simmed out to 2021, ran an initial mock on capfriendly, and then wrote out loose protection lists for each team based on their roster in game. And it still seems like some odd decisions are being made.



Carolina had two goalies made available, Mantha, Sergachev, Ryan Ellis (which okay, maybe they protected Subban), Courtier and some other odd choices were all made available. I suppose this could be do to some evolving rosters (particularly in Detroit's case) but some of those guys are listed at the top of the team's depth chart.


Is it just bad AI or is it just broken?
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Old 05-31-2019, 04:01 PM   #31
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For example here is the Flyers depth chart


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In game the players available were:


Defenseman
Samuel Morin
Philippe Myers
Nate Schmidt



Forwards
Nicolas Aube Kubel
Justin Bailey
Cole Bardreau
Michael Bunting
Sean Courtier
Tyrell Goulbourne
Ryan Hartman
Charles Hudon
Travis Konecny
Scott Laughton
Oskar Lindblom
Gustav Nyqvist
Jakob Voracek
Mikhail Vorobyov
Casey Wellman
James Van Riemsdyk


Some observations:
  • No goalies made available
  • All but 1 of top five RW available
  • 2 of the top players on the depth chart (at center and at rw) made available
  • Even if notable 1st and 2nd year pros were not exempt and had to be protected (Hoglander, Farabee, Frost, O'brien, Lavoie) Assumed protected list (adding Patrick, Sanheim, Provorov, Gost) would be at nine.

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Nope. For example, there's no limit on how many players can be picked from 1 team.
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Old 06-02-2019, 12:43 AM   #33
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That is frustrating. Kinda ruins that experience.

I have bought several versions of FHM and will continue to support this game because it has some potential, but right now the two saves I have wanted to get going with FHM for several years (a custom league, or starting with a blank slate in the present day NHL) are both lacking and have prevented me from ever really diving into previous iterrations.

Hopefully this gets some love in the next version, as currently the way this behaves makes no sense. Besides not following any of the rules, GMs make bogus decision. They do not consider current production, impact on team build, or potential. We are only getting closer to the actual expansion, so it would be a lot of fun to play that out. Personally (and I get that perhaps this is not everyone's cup of tea) I would appreciate it if when we expanded it would be delayed for a year so we could see teams make moves with ED in mind.
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