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Title: UTG Season 4: Discussion & Banter Thread
Post by: fanTCfool on March 11, 2019, 08:44:46 PM
The place for all of your UTG related queries and banter.
Title: Re: UTG Season 4: Discussion & Banter Thread
Post by: fanTCfool on March 13, 2019, 06:26:57 PM
It is worth noting that Sam Docherty has been removed from UTG this season.
However, fellow injured-premium Tom Mitchell is available like any other card.
Title: Re: UTG Season 4: Discussion & Banter Thread
Post by: jvalles69 on March 14, 2019, 10:27:56 AM
Where are we finding player positions again?
Title: Re: UTG Season 4: Discussion & Banter Thread
Post by: fanTCfool on March 14, 2019, 10:32:39 AM
Where are we finding player positions again?

Player Positions are the same as SC and DT positions. As always, we won't be adding any new positions as AF does.
Title: Re: UTG Season 4: Discussion & Banter Thread
Post by: jvalles69 on March 14, 2019, 10:34:06 AM
Where are we finding player positions again?

Player Positions are the same as SC and DT positions. As always, we won't be adding any new positions as AF does.

Cool, I just don't play DT any more so had to double check.  Cheers.
Title: Re: UTG Season 4: Discussion & Banter Thread
Post by: Gigantor on March 16, 2019, 11:56:06 AM
What number draft picks are auto silver?
Title: Re: UTG Season 4: Discussion & Banter Thread
Post by: fanTCfool on March 16, 2019, 11:59:22 AM
What number draft picks are auto silver?

The first 10 draft picks got a promotion to Silver, the rest should be Bronze.
Title: Re: UTG Season 4: Discussion & Banter Thread
Post by: Gigantor on March 24, 2019, 06:08:39 PM
What round do the teams expand to 3-4-1-3
Title: Re: UTG Season 4: Discussion & Banter Thread
Post by: fanTCfool on March 24, 2019, 06:23:42 PM
What round do the teams expand to 3-4-1-3

It'll be Round 7. I'll try to have a full fixture out tomorrow as well.
Title: Re: UTG Season 4: Discussion & Banter Thread
Post by: jvalles69 on March 25, 2019, 03:00:18 PM
Just double checking, if I want 3g for each Bronze, do I have to sell prior to the final game of round 2, or is it 3g until the first game of round 3?
Title: Re: UTG Season 4: Discussion & Banter Thread
Post by: fanTCfool on March 25, 2019, 03:10:33 PM
Just double checking, if I want 3g for each Bronze, do I have to sell prior to the final game of round 2, or is it 3g until the first game of round 3?

Good question. This is the final week to sell for 3G. You'll need to have sold prior to the final game of Round 2. You can sell bronze players for 3G during a lockout, however, any player named in your submitted side cannot be sold.
Title: Re: UTG Season 4: Discussion & Banter Thread
Post by: fanTCfool on March 25, 2019, 08:31:04 PM
Here's the Season 4 fixture,

Week:      Primary FixtureSecondary Events
1Standard Naming | 2-2-1-2-1         
2Standard Naming | 2-2-1-2-1Mini Game
3Standard Naming | 2-2-1-2-1Mini Game
4Bronze Week | 2-3-1-2Mini Game
5Standard Naming | 2-3-1-2Golf Week
6Head to Head | 2-3-1-2Mini Game
7Standard Naming | 3-4-1-3Mini Game
8Standard Naming | 3-4-1-3Pick a Spud Mini Game
9Head to Head | 3-4-1-3Mini Game
10Silver Week | 3-4-1-3Jumperology Mini Game
11Standard Naming | 3-4-1-3Mini Game
12Bye Week Naming | 3-3-1-3-1Team Trading Opportunity
13Bye Week Naming | 3-3-1-3-1Team Trading Opportunity
14Bye Week Naming | 3-3-1-3-1Team Trading Opportunity
15Standard Naming | 3-4-1-3Categorisation Mini Game
16Head to Head | 3-4-1-3Mini Game
17Gold Week | 3-4-1-3Mini Game
18Standard Naming | 3-4-1-3Team Chemistry Week
19Standard Naming | 3-4-1-3Rarity Week
20Finals Series | 3-4-1-3
21Finals Series | 3-4-1-3
22Finals Series | 3-4-1-3
23Finals Series | 3-4-1-3



Bronze Week - participants name their team entirely from bronze cards that they have. Any position that cannot be filled by a bronze player is just a donut. Aiming for the highest score possible.

Head to Head - stock standard H2H, like SuperCoach. A pair of coaches are put against each other aiming to simply outscore the other. The person who gets the 'W' will receive more weekly gold than their opponent.

Silver Week - same as bronze week, but participants can name only the silver cards that they have.

Gold Week - same as bronze and silver week, but as you may guess, participants can name only gold cards that they have.

Golf Week - naming a full side and aiming to score as low as possible. Any position you cannot fill becomes a 100 point score. The person who receives the most gold this week will be the one who names the lowest scoring side.

Pick a Spud - does not use your own cards

Jumperology - does not use your own cards

Categorisation - does not use your own cards

Team Chemistry Week - players from the same AFL club get a % bonus to their score. For example, naming Jarryd Lyons and Aaron Hall Sam Walsh and Charlie Curnow would receive a 5% bonus to each player's score. More players from the same club results in a bigger % bonus. For example, naming Tom Bell Lachie Neale, Dayne Beams Jarryd Lyons, Dayne Zorko, Rhys Mathieson and Alex Witherden would receive a 25% bonus to each score. % Bonuses to be considered a guide only.

Rarity Week - Platinum cards named get a 0% bonus, Gold cards named get a 5% bonus, Silver cards get a 15% bonus and Bronze cards named get a 25% bonus. Again, bonuses are TBC and should be considered a guide only.
Title: Re: UTG Season 4: Discussion & Banter Thread
Post by: Gigantor on March 26, 2019, 10:17:17 AM
D: James Aish, Harris Andrews
M: Jacob Hopper, James Cousins, Tom Liberatore
R: Cal Sinclair
F: Michael Walters, Rory Lobb

E: Sam Lloyd (mid), Connor Rozee (def/fwd), Bailey Banfield (mid/fwd)

If one of Koops named forwards miss, who is the E? The lowest of the two?
Title: Re: UTG Season 4: Discussion & Banter Thread
Post by: Holz on March 26, 2019, 10:30:24 AM
D: James Aish, Harris Andrews
M: Jacob Hopper, James Cousins, Tom Liberatore
R: Cal Sinclair
F: Michael Walters, Rory Lobb

E: Sam Lloyd (mid), Connor Rozee (def/fwd), Bailey Banfield (mid/fwd)

If one of Koops named forwards miss, who is the E? The lowest of the two?

it would be Rozee as he is named higher on the emergency bench.
Title: Re: UTG Season 4: Discussion & Banter Thread
Post by: Gigantor on April 01, 2019, 12:06:19 PM
Quote
Club Sets
The following exchanges can be made when all players involved are from the same AFL club:

3 x Bronze Players for 1 x Random Silver Player
4 x Silver Players for 1 x Random Gold Player
5 x Gold Players for 1 x Random Platinum Player

Do the players have to be unique?

For example can i trade Jack Watts x2 + Sam Gray + Dan Houston for a Port Gold?
Title: Re: UTG Season 4: Discussion & Banter Thread
Post by: Holz on April 01, 2019, 12:08:26 PM
Quote
Club Sets
The following exchanges can be made when all players involved are from the same AFL club:

3 x Bronze Players for 1 x Random Silver Player
4 x Silver Players for 1 x Random Gold Player
5 x Gold Players for 1 x Random Platinum Player

Do the players have to be unique?

For example can i trade Jack Watts x2 + Sam Gray + Dan Houston for a Port Gold?

dont have to be unique you could trade 4 Jack Watts for a Port Gold if you wanted to
Title: Re: UTG Season 4: Discussion & Banter Thread
Post by: Nige on April 01, 2019, 12:09:31 PM
Quote
Club Sets
The following exchanges can be made when all players involved are from the same AFL club:

3 x Bronze Players for 1 x Random Silver Player
4 x Silver Players for 1 x Random Gold Player
5 x Gold Players for 1 x Random Platinum Player

Do the players have to be unique?

For example can i trade Jack Watts x2 + Sam Gray + Dan Houston for a Port Gold?
I'm 99% sure they don't have to be unique, you could even trade 4 of the same (4x Watts) for a gold if you wish, although in that instance 3x any player gets you a SE version of the card.
Title: Re: UTG Season 4: Discussion & Banter Thread
Post by: Gigantor on April 01, 2019, 12:16:15 PM
Thanks guys, yeah was holding both in hope of jagging a third and turning him into a SE  :'(
Title: Re: UTG Season 4: Discussion & Banter Thread
Post by: jvalles69 on April 02, 2019, 12:41:52 PM
Is there an option to trade between players at any stage?  I think I remember we traded a few seasons ago.

Another thought for future seasons like the upgrading of club sets are position sets?  Could trade 3 bronze defenders for 1 silver defender?
Title: Re: UTG Season 4: Discussion & Banter Thread
Post by: fanTCfool on April 02, 2019, 12:51:24 PM
The opportunity for mid-season trading is over the 3 primary bye rounds.
As for positional upgrades, I don't mind the idea but will have to weigh up what the conversion rates should be. It won't be introduced this season, so you need not worry about stashing certain positions, but will definitely be re-visited at EOS.
Title: Re: UTG Season 4: Discussion & Banter Thread
Post by: Holz on April 02, 2019, 01:27:36 PM
The opportunity for mid-season trading is over the 3 primary bye rounds.
As for positional upgrades, I don't mind the idea but will have to weigh up what the conversion rates should be. It won't be introduced this season, so you need not worry about stashing certain positions, but will definitely be re-visited at EOS.

it certainly shouldnt be the same as clubs and you could even argue it should be the same as normal. The added benefit is you know your getting a player on that line.
Title: Re: UTG Season 4: Discussion & Banter Thread
Post by: fanTCfool on April 04, 2019, 04:11:25 PM
Mini-Game alert http://forum.fanfooty.com.au/index.php/topic,112987.0.html

Top 3 scorers get prizes, you'd be crazy not to jump in.
Title: Re: UTG Season 4: Discussion & Banter Thread
Post by: Gigantor on April 07, 2019, 08:59:12 PM
So Bronze Week just means only bronze players can be named? No other differences to a regular week?
Title: Re: UTG Season 4: Discussion & Banter Thread
Post by: fanTCfool on April 07, 2019, 09:10:51 PM
So Bronze Week just means only bronze players can be named? No other differences to a regular week?

Spot on!
Title: Re: UTG Season 4: Discussion & Banter Thread
Post by: fanTCfool on April 14, 2019, 08:18:58 PM
A reminder to coaches to submit their sides in both the Round 5A and 5B threads. The two submissions can be different of course!
Also, with H2H week approaching, take this opportunity to challenge your preferred opponent below. If they agree, the match will take place, otherwise coaches will be randomly assigned at the hands of each other.
Title: Re: UTG Season 4: Discussion & Banter Thread
Post by: Koop on April 14, 2019, 08:20:34 PM
I challenge the dark selfie king
Title: Re: UTG Season 4: Discussion & Banter Thread
Post by: Nige on April 14, 2019, 08:27:10 PM
I'll put out the challenge to the UTG newbie Gigantor.  8)
Title: Re: UTG Season 4: Discussion & Banter Thread
Post by: GoLions on April 14, 2019, 08:27:15 PM
I'll challenge the co-coaches, so two people can have the pleasure of flowering me instead of just one. Because I'm nice like that.
Title: Re: UTG Season 4: Discussion & Banter Thread
Post by: TomK on April 14, 2019, 08:57:13 PM
I challenge the dark selfie king
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Title: Re: UTG Season 4: Discussion & Banter Thread
Post by: Gigantor on April 15, 2019, 06:31:48 AM
I'll put out the challenge to the UTG newbie Gigantor.  8)

Challenge accepted!
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Title: Re: UTG Season 4: Discussion & Banter Thread
Post by: Nige on April 15, 2019, 06:45:59 AM
I'll put out the challenge to the UTG newbie Gigantor.  8)

Challenge accepted!
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If I knew you’d be getting both Taranto and Sloane golds, I might have not done it. :P

I was also hoping you’d reply with a Simpsons reference ahaha.
Title: Re: UTG Season 4: Discussion & Banter Thread
Post by: LordSneeze on April 15, 2019, 07:48:26 AM
I take Random.

Don't feel it fair to let anyone pick me as the easy beat.
Title: Re: UTG Season 4: Discussion & Banter Thread
Post by: Big Mac on April 15, 2019, 08:42:32 AM
I take Random.

Don't feel it fair to let anyone pick me as the easy beat.

I feel like we're pretty evenly matched?

If we're against Holz or Jv we'll both get belted haha
Title: Re: UTG Season 4: Discussion & Banter Thread
Post by: Holz on April 15, 2019, 08:59:43 AM
Ill take anyone on.

Title: Re: UTG Season 4: Discussion & Banter Thread
Post by: Gigantor on April 15, 2019, 09:34:33 AM
If I name a DPP as E do they cover both lines?
Title: Re: UTG Season 4: Discussion & Banter Thread
Post by: fanTCfool on April 15, 2019, 09:42:14 AM
If I name a DPP as E do they cover both lines?

Correct,

E: Patrick Dangerfield (M/F), Tom Hawkins (F), Joel Selwood (M)

In this case, Dangerfield covers a midfield donut before Selwood, and covers a forward donut before Hawkins.
Title: Re: UTG Season 4: Discussion & Banter Thread
Post by: jvalles69 on April 21, 2019, 06:47:47 PM
How is Robbie Gray a platinum.. ::)
Title: Re: UTG Season 4: Discussion & Banter Thread
Post by: jvalles69 on April 22, 2019, 06:12:03 PM
Lol, when your golf team midfield scores more than your regular team midfield... ::)
Title: Re: UTG Season 4: Discussion & Banter Thread
Post by: Gigantor on April 22, 2019, 08:57:03 PM
Do Fragments start this week?
Title: Re: UTG Season 4: Discussion & Banter Thread
Post by: fanTCfool on April 22, 2019, 09:33:33 PM
Do Fragments start this week?

Indeed they do. Fragment packs are now available for purchase, with mini-games being another source of fragments.
Title: Re: UTG Season 4: Discussion & Banter Thread
Post by: fanTCfool on April 29, 2019, 04:36:39 PM
As a general note, the chance of pulling a specific fragment is three times that of pulling a specific gold player.

ie. I am three times more likely to pull the #3 Dangerfield fragment as I am Caleb Daniel.
Title: Re: UTG Season 4: Discussion & Banter Thread
Post by: jvalles69 on April 30, 2019, 01:30:29 PM
Is there somewhere we can see all the player allocations? That is who are listed as silver, gold etc?
Title: Re: UTG Season 4: Discussion & Banter Thread
Post by: fanTCfool on April 30, 2019, 01:33:03 PM
Is there somewhere we can see all the player allocations? That is who are listed as silver, gold etc?

Negative, that information is deliberately concealed for instances such as the auction this week. You can however refer to previous packs, trade-ins and auctions for allocations.
Title: Re: UTG Season 4: Discussion & Banter Thread
Post by: jvalles69 on April 30, 2019, 01:45:45 PM
Gotcha, considering 4 silver ports for a gold...at least I know I can't get Robbie again, he's better than a gold. :P
Title: Re: UTG Season 4: Discussion & Banter Thread
Post by: Gigantor on April 30, 2019, 01:46:38 PM
Is there somewhere we can see all the player allocations? That is who are listed as silver, gold etc?

Negative, that information is deliberately concealed for instances such as the auction this week. You can however refer to previous packs, trade-ins and auctions for allocations.

Could you tell us how many Platinum and Gold players there are?
Title: Re: UTG Season 4: Discussion & Banter Thread
Post by: fanTCfool on April 30, 2019, 02:00:19 PM
Is there somewhere we can see all the player allocations? That is who are listed as silver, gold etc?

Negative, that information is deliberately concealed for instances such as the auction this week. You can however refer to previous packs, trade-ins and auctions for allocations.

Could you tell us how many Platinum and Gold players there are?

Hmmm, I suppose I could reveal that. 141 unique players of Platinum or Gold rarity.
Title: Re: UTG Season 4: Discussion & Banter Thread
Post by: LordSneeze on April 30, 2019, 06:18:22 PM
Is there somewhere we can see all the player allocations? That is who are listed as silver, gold etc?

Negative, that information is deliberately concealed for instances such as the auction this week. You can however refer to previous packs, trade-ins and auctions for allocations.

Don't give away my tips.

Lol.
Title: Re: UTG Season 4: Discussion & Banter Thread
Post by: fanTCfool on May 03, 2019, 03:01:17 PM
The people shall choose the next auction card.

Vote in the poll in the Auction House to have a bearing on which card goes up next week.
The position with the most votes will be the auction card. I'll be sure to pick a nice player from whichever is chosen  :P
Title: Re: UTG Season 4: Discussion & Banter Thread
Post by: fanTCfool on May 06, 2019, 04:08:50 PM
Don't forget to use the UTG User Hub to keep track of all your cards.

The Hub is updated every Monday Afternoon with all of the transaction from the previous week.

You can also keep an eye on which of the club sets you have completed. Find this in the second sheet, indicated by the arrow

(https://i.ibb.co/xCMTTp3/UTG-User-Hub.png)
Title: Re: UTG Season 4: Discussion & Banter Thread
Post by: Gigantor on May 06, 2019, 06:23:53 PM
Hey FTC, was just looking at the Club Sets and mine aren't quite right

GWS Silver is missing
Port Bronze should be Silver


Trade:
Dan Houston   Port Adelaide   Silver
Jack Watts           Port Adelaide   Silver
Jack Watts     Port Adelaide   Silver
Sam Gray           Port Adelaide   Silver

For a Port Gold please

Can I please trade for a GWS Gold

Adam Kennedy
Nick Haynes
Zac Williams
Dawson Simpson
Title: Re: UTG Season 4: Discussion & Banter Thread
Post by: fanTCfool on May 06, 2019, 09:22:31 PM
Hey FTC, was just looking at the Club Sets and mine aren't quite right

GWS Silver is missing
Port Bronze should be Silver


Trade:
Dan Houston   Port Adelaide   Silver
Jack Watts           Port Adelaide   Silver
Jack Watts     Port Adelaide   Silver
Sam Gray           Port Adelaide   Silver

For a Port Gold please

Can I please trade for a GWS Gold

Adam Kennedy
Nick Haynes
Zac Williams
Dawson Simpson

Thanks! Fixed those up.
Title: Re: UTG Season 4: Discussion & Banter Thread
Post by: jvalles69 on May 06, 2019, 10:53:50 PM
I think mine might be wrong too, but will have to check when I'm not on mobile.
Title: Re: UTG Season 4: Discussion & Banter Thread
Post by: fanTCfool on May 11, 2019, 06:41:49 PM
Minigame taking submissions http://forum.fanfooty.com.au/index.php/topic,113136.msg1985553.html#msg1985553
Title: Re: UTG Season 4: Discussion & Banter Thread
Post by: Gigantor on May 14, 2019, 01:12:05 PM
Time to test your strengths with the extended squad size against a direct opponent.
These are the H2H match-ups we're running with for this week,

Holz vs. Nige
LS vs. GL
BM vs. JV
Gig vs. Tom
Duo vs. Koop

No consumable usage for H2H week. No HGA either.



Prizes are as follows,

Win - 80G
Lose - 40G



Submission Format:
Defender #1, Defender #2, Defender #3
Midfielder #1, Midfielder #2, Midfielder #3, Midfielder #4
Ruck #1
Forward #1, Forward #2, Forward #3

Emergency #1, Emergency #2, Emergency #3

I'm guessing HGA is home ground advantage? When have we been able to use it?
Title: Re: UTG Season 4: Discussion & Banter Thread
Post by: Nige on May 14, 2019, 01:34:35 PM
Time to test your strengths with the extended squad size against a direct opponent.
These are the H2H match-ups we're running with for this week,

Holz vs. Nige
LS vs. GL
BM vs. JV
Gig vs. Tom
Duo vs. Koop

No consumable usage for H2H week. No HGA either.



Prizes are as follows,

Win - 80G
Lose - 40G



Submission Format:
Defender #1, Defender #2, Defender #3
Midfielder #1, Midfielder #2, Midfielder #3, Midfielder #4
Ruck #1
Forward #1, Forward #2, Forward #3

Emergency #1, Emergency #2, Emergency #3

I'm guessing HGA is home ground advantage? When have we been able to use it?
That’s correct. It’s never been a thing in UTG, but it exists in the XVs comps which a number of us are in.
Title: Re: UTG Season 4: Discussion & Banter Thread
Post by: Big Mac on May 14, 2019, 01:37:20 PM
Time to test your strengths with the extended squad size against a direct opponent.
These are the H2H match-ups we're running with for this week,

Holz vs. Nige
LS vs. GL
BM vs. JV
Gig vs. Tom
Duo vs. Koop

No consumable usage for H2H week. No HGA either.



Prizes are as follows,

Win - 80G
Lose - 40G



Submission Format:
Defender #1, Defender #2, Defender #3
Midfielder #1, Midfielder #2, Midfielder #3, Midfielder #4
Ruck #1
Forward #1, Forward #2, Forward #3

Emergency #1, Emergency #2, Emergency #3

I'm guessing HGA is home ground advantage? When have we been able to use it?
That’s correct. It’s never been a thing in UTG, but it exists in the XVs comps which a number of us are in.

I think it was a thing in UTG in the past few seasons. In the form of a silver card which gave you +20 when applied in a given round. Don’t think it’s in this year though.
Title: Re: UTG Season 4: Discussion & Banter Thread
Post by: fanTCfool on May 14, 2019, 01:45:43 PM
Time to test your strengths with the extended squad size against a direct opponent.
These are the H2H match-ups we're running with for this week,

Holz vs. Nige
LS vs. GL
BM vs. JV
Gig vs. Tom
Duo vs. Koop

No consumable usage for H2H week. No HGA either.



Prizes are as follows,

Win - 80G
Lose - 40G



Submission Format:
Defender #1, Defender #2, Defender #3
Midfielder #1, Midfielder #2, Midfielder #3, Midfielder #4
Ruck #1
Forward #1, Forward #2, Forward #3

Emergency #1, Emergency #2, Emergency #3

I'm guessing HGA is home ground advantage? When have we been able to use it?

The others have pretty much summed it up, there hasn't been HGA in UTG (other than a consumable card a few years back). However, some of the other coaches may be used to having HGA in other head-to-head competitions (WXV, BXV, etc.) so I just made that point briefly  :)
Title: Re: UTG Season 4: Discussion & Banter Thread
Post by: Gigantor on May 14, 2019, 06:23:47 PM
Are the four Platinum fragment players still a chance of appearing as a random platinum card?
Title: Re: UTG Season 4: Discussion & Banter Thread
Post by: fanTCfool on May 15, 2019, 01:19:33 AM
Are the four Platinum fragment players still a chance of appearing as a random platinum card?

Yes!
Title: Re: UTG Season 4: Discussion & Banter Thread
Post by: fanTCfool on May 24, 2019, 09:50:49 PM
Following two weeks without activity, we wave goodbye to the Duo. Their assets will go up for auction next week.
Title: Re: UTG Season 4: Discussion & Banter Thread
Post by: fanTCfool on May 28, 2019, 02:51:40 PM
I'll have caught up on the previous week of transactions later tonight, stay tuned for a big auction as well.

In the meantime, I'm taking nominations for best (and worst) packs of the season to date.
Title: Re: UTG Season 4: Discussion & Banter Thread
Post by: jvalles69 on May 28, 2019, 03:37:42 PM
Quick question... Are gold/platinums the same odds in any type of pack, or are they more common say in a fragment pack over a value pack?
Title: Re: UTG Season 4: Discussion & Banter Thread
Post by: LordSneeze on May 29, 2019, 11:16:42 AM
Given the amount of work and short turnaround FTC is it worth forgoing the massive auction this week and put it up next week?
Title: Re: UTG Season 4: Discussion & Banter Thread
Post by: fanTCfool on May 29, 2019, 01:08:23 PM
Quick question... Are gold/platinums the same odds in any type of pack, or are they more common say in a fragment pack over a value pack?

Same odds in any pack type, other than where guaranteed (e.g. Gold Pack)
Title: Re: UTG Season 4: Discussion & Banter Thread
Post by: fanTCfool on May 29, 2019, 01:09:25 PM
Given the amount of work and short turnaround FTC is it worth forgoing the massive auction this week and put it up next week?

I'll likely split the auction cards over this week and next, with this week's to finish on Friday rather than Thursday.
Title: Re: UTG Season 4: Discussion & Banter Thread
Post by: fanTCfool on May 29, 2019, 03:25:37 PM
I'll be briefly hijacking the Duo's assets to spend the remainder of their gold, and converting some cards via exchange.
Title: Re: UTG Season 4: Discussion & Banter Thread
Post by: Gigantor on May 29, 2019, 04:29:01 PM
LS, how desperate for that Grundy Fragment #2 are you going to be next week  :P
Title: Re: UTG Season 4: Discussion & Banter Thread
Post by: LordSneeze on May 29, 2019, 06:26:18 PM
LS, how desperate for that Grundy Fragment #2 are you going to be next week  :P
Oh fun one.
TBH though the chance of me somehow getting the 4th would be quite small so doubt I would overpay for it, I know how much I would pay to get it and it isn't really that much.

If Someone wants to overpay to stop me getting it then I'm fine with that.
Title: Re: UTG Season 4: Discussion & Banter Thread
Post by: fanTCfool on June 04, 2019, 10:00:04 PM
Please bear with me for the next 12 hours until the hub is updated. I will do the packs/exchanges tonight to get things moving.
Title: Re: UTG Season 4: Discussion & Banter Thread
Post by: Gigantor on June 05, 2019, 12:52:07 PM
Just so no one thinks I'm cheating an Extra Player card needs to be removed from my list on the database  :P
Title: Re: UTG Season 4: Discussion & Banter Thread
Post by: fanTCfool on June 05, 2019, 12:59:31 PM
Just so no one thinks I'm cheating an Extra Player card needs to be removed from my list on the database  :P

Thanks! Removed.
Title: Re: UTG Season 4: Discussion & Banter Thread
Post by: Gigantor on June 05, 2019, 01:03:11 PM
If our Utility misses during the byes do we get one of our emergency scores?
Title: Re: UTG Season 4: Discussion & Banter Thread
Post by: fanTCfool on June 05, 2019, 01:04:33 PM
If our Utility misses during the byes do we get one of our emergency scores?

First listed emergency, regardless of position, would cover the utility.
Title: Re: UTG Season 4: Discussion & Banter Thread
Post by: Nige on June 07, 2019, 04:07:37 PM
Olango, Tony   Bronze

Player no longer on a list still in the database?
Title: Re: UTG Season 4: Discussion & Banter Thread
Post by: fanTCfool on June 07, 2019, 04:08:55 PM
Olango, Tony   Bronze

Player no longer on a list still in the database?

Nice spot, not sure how the OlanGOAT survived the database cull. A replacement bronze will be issued.
Title: Re: UTG Season 4: Discussion & Banter Thread
Post by: fanTCfool on June 16, 2019, 11:25:18 PM
Just flagging a potentially slower week at my end in terms of hub updates, I've got two exams early this week which won't leave me a lot of time to sit down and crank out all the hub updates. Once they're sorted, I'll have spare time coming out of my, Sidebottom. If you want to join the pack/exchange queues, I'll be onto them most likely Wednesday evening, with an auction going up right now.
Title: Re: UTG Season 4: Discussion & Banter Thread
Post by: jvalles69 on June 17, 2019, 12:07:43 PM
Question about gold packs, is it a straight up gold, or is it gold or better?  ???

Figuring out how to best spend my 100g.  :P
Title: Re: UTG Season 4: Discussion & Banter Thread
Post by: fanTCfool on June 17, 2019, 12:09:58 PM
Question about gold packs, is it a straight up gold, or is it gold or better?  ???

Figuring out how to best spend my 100g.  :P

It's gold or better, that's noted in the very first post of the packs thread, and there's been a few gold packs now that have contained a platinum card.
Title: Re: UTG Season 4: Discussion & Banter Thread
Post by: jvalles69 on June 17, 2019, 12:38:47 PM
Question about gold packs, is it a straight up gold, or is it gold or better?  ???

Figuring out how to best spend my 100g.  :P

It's gold or better, that's noted in the very first post of the packs thread, and there's been a few gold packs now that have contained a platinum card.

Coolios, I was looking at the rules thread which doesn't specify.
Title: Re: UTG Season 4: Discussion & Banter Thread
Post by: Gigantor on June 19, 2019, 10:57:25 AM
Has anyone ever managed to get a Platinum SE?
Title: Re: UTG Season 4: Discussion & Banter Thread
Post by: Nige on June 19, 2019, 11:17:10 AM
Has anyone ever managed to get a Platinum SE?
Nope. And don't go getting any ideas.  :P
Title: Re: UTG Season 4: Discussion & Banter Thread
Post by: Gigantor on June 19, 2019, 11:34:32 AM
Has anyone ever managed to get a Platinum SE?
Nope. And don't go getting any ideas.  :P

Taranto SE will be enough for me :)
Title: Re: UTG Season 4: Discussion & Banter Thread
Post by: LordSneeze on June 19, 2019, 01:10:59 PM
Can I have a SE Grundy If I can get a second one?
Title: Re: UTG Season 4: Discussion & Banter Thread
Post by: Nige on June 19, 2019, 02:18:02 PM
Can I have a SE Grundy If I can get a second one?
3x Grundy = SE Grundy, can include frag Grundy.
Title: Re: UTG Season 4: Discussion & Banter Thread
Post by: Gigantor on June 19, 2019, 06:18:44 PM
How is the next head to head going to work with the odd number of teams?
Title: Re: UTG Season 4: Discussion & Banter Thread
Post by: GoLions on June 19, 2019, 06:21:52 PM
How is the next head to head going to work with the odd number of teams?
H2H2H x3?
Title: Re: UTG Season 4: Discussion & Banter Thread
Post by: fanTCfool on June 19, 2019, 06:47:17 PM
Hmm, that's a fair point that I had not considered  :P
Title: Re: UTG Season 4: Discussion & Banter Thread
Post by: fanTCfool on June 19, 2019, 06:48:35 PM
Hmm, that's a fair point that I had not considered  :P

I'll probably create an admin team of a handful of players, all fixtures randomised so someone will come up against my admin-team. It won't be stacked, but I'll make it competitive.
Title: Re: UTG Season 4: Discussion & Banter Thread
Post by: Gigantor on June 26, 2019, 11:45:20 AM
Hi FTC, just after clarification on emergencies.

In the weekly team submission threads the format shows room for only 3 emergencies.
In the rules thread it says one per line

Quote
Each week, users will name their team in the appropriate thread. They will have to name;

2 defenders,
3 midfielders,
1 ruckman and
2 forwards.

along with 1 emergency per line.

Note: Once team sizes have expanded appropriately, we will be naming,
3 defenders,
4 midfielders,
1 ruckman and
3 forwards.
Title: Re: UTG Season 4: Discussion & Banter Thread
Post by: fanTCfool on June 26, 2019, 07:12:27 PM
Hi FTC, just after clarification on emergencies.

In the weekly team submission threads the format shows room for only 3 emergencies.
In the rules thread it says one per line

Quote
Each week, users will name their team in the appropriate thread. They will have to name;

2 defenders,
3 midfielders,
1 ruckman and
2 forwards.

along with 1 emergency per line.

Note: Once team sizes have expanded appropriately, we will be naming,
3 defenders,
4 midfielders,
1 ruckman and
3 forwards.

Good catch, 4 emergencies is correct. Thanks!
Title: Re: UTG Season 4: Discussion & Banter Thread
Post by: fanTCfool on July 03, 2019, 09:19:45 PM
I really want to run more mini-games before the finals begin, but I've kinda run out of viable ideas... I'll take any suggestions!
Title: Re: UTG Season 4: Discussion & Banter Thread
Post by: Gigantor on July 03, 2019, 09:33:43 PM
How about some kind of POD game where we have to PM you our list

Could be something simple like pick one player from each game/team and if more than one picks them then everyone gets a donut.

Or you could go a bit more technical like for every other coach who picks a player you lose 10 points from their score
eg I pick Grundy but 3 other coaches also pick him so we all cop -30 from his score.
Title: Re: UTG Season 4: Discussion & Banter Thread
Post by: Koop on July 03, 2019, 09:39:29 PM
How about some kind of POD game where we have to PM you our list

Could be something simple like pick one player from each game/team and if more than one picks them then everyone gets a donut.

Or you could go a bit more technical like for every other coach who picks a player you lose 10 points from their score
eg I pick Grundy but 3 other coaches also pick him so we all cop -30 from his score.

I love this hahahaha
Title: Re: UTG Season 4: Discussion & Banter Thread
Post by: fanTCfool on July 03, 2019, 09:43:09 PM
How about some kind of POD game where we have to PM you our list

Could be something simple like pick one player from each game/team and if more than one picks them then everyone gets a donut.

Or you could go a bit more technical like for every other coach who picks a player you lose 10 points from their score
eg I pick Grundy but 3 other coaches also pick him so we all cop -30 from his score.

I love this hahahaha

Love it! I'll get one of these up and running for this week, more ideas for future weeks would be appreciate from anyone sitting on something creative!
Title: Re: UTG Season 4: Discussion & Banter Thread
Post by: GoLions on July 03, 2019, 09:43:31 PM
How about some kind of POD game where we have to PM you our list

Could be something simple like pick one player from each game/team and if more than one picks them then everyone gets a donut.

Or you could go a bit more technical like for every other coach who picks a player you lose 10 points from their score
eg I pick Grundy but 3 other coaches also pick him so we all cop -30 from his score.

I love this hahahaha

Love it! I'll get one of these up and running for this week, more ideas for future weeks would be appreciate from anyone sitting on something creative!
Also like both of those ideas aha
Title: Re: UTG Season 4: Discussion & Banter Thread
Post by: Nige on July 03, 2019, 09:54:50 PM
Idea 1

Do a minigame where we pick a range (inclusive) of scores for however many players.

So each coach must pick 7 players, in a 2-2-1-2 format

I might choose:

83-85 (inclusive) def, 102-104 def
112-14 mid, 101-103 mid
98-101 rucl
78-80 fwd, 97-99 fwd

So we don't actually have a specific player picked, but then once the round is over, RNG picks one of the names in each position that scored any of the scores in the range. 

If you fail to land anyone in the range, you cop a donut.




Idea 2

Another idea is that because we have 9 teams. Each coach (who participates) picks a team and then everyone is allocated a remaining team, and then we have to field a side of 5, in the format of 1-1-1-1-1 (under some random stipulations: a defender whose name contains no more than two vowels, a mid who who average less than 80, a ruc who has played less than 100 games), a fwd who has previously played for another club, a utility that is a first year player) from those two teams.



Idea 3

Each coach picks a team to "lock out" selection of players from (I choose Collingwood), and then also a random player from any other team (Rowan Marshall). Therefore, no Pies and Rowan Marshall can be selected. This means all Saints bar Rowan can be selected and they (both team and other Saints) cannot be locked out by another coach. First in, best dressed rule applies to the "loclout" process.
Title: Re: UTG Season 4: Discussion & Banter Thread
Post by: jvalles69 on July 04, 2019, 12:04:54 PM
Not sure if it's been done before, but what is the gold return for trading in a SE?
Title: Re: UTG Season 4: Discussion & Banter Thread
Post by: LordSneeze on July 04, 2019, 12:20:26 PM
Idea 1 - Secret Santa

Each person picks a stable of 5 players (Can be more or less) prior to teams being named (Sent via PM to FTC)
These players must each meet a different criteria (EG. Club Captain, First Year Player, Current Top 10 DT Average, Traded player from this year, Under 60 Average)
If a player does not play the player will be awarded the points of the highest scoring player for the week.

Each competitor based on a random order will pick the team of another player without knowing what they will get.

Highest Score Wins





Idea 2 - Acronym Game
Each player gets 50 letters
Each player selects a number of Cons and Vowels Randomised (Or Can be the same letters for all)
You must use these letters to make as many players surnames as you can. You get the points the players score
For every letter remaining not used you get a 50 point (Cons) or 100 point (Vowel) penalty
Highest Score wins






Idea 3 - All Australian
Based on the All Australian Team from last year each player must order the players in order of the score they will get
Most players in correct position wins
Tiebreak is on the total points scored of the players in the correct position.
Title: Re: UTG Season 4: Discussion & Banter Thread
Post by: GoLions on July 04, 2019, 12:34:27 PM
Not sure if it's been done before, but what is the gold return for trading in a SE?
12g
Title: Re: UTG Season 4: Discussion & Banter Thread
Post by: GoLions on July 04, 2019, 12:37:21 PM
Idea 1 - Secret Santa

Each person picks a stable of 5 players (Can be more or less) prior to teams being named (Sent via PM to FTC)
These players must each meet a different criteria (EG. Club Captain, First Year Player, Current Top 10 DT Average, Traded player from this year, Under 60 Average)
If a player does not play the player will be awarded the points of the highest scoring player for the week.

Each competitor based on a random order will pick the team of another player without knowing what they will get.

Highest Score Wins





Idea 2 - Acronym Game
Each player gets 50 letters
Each player selects a number of Cons and Vowels Randomised (Or Can be the same letters for all)
You must use these letters to make as many players surnames as you can. You get the points the players score
For every letter remaining not used you get a 50 point (Cons) or 100 point (Vowel) penalty
Highest Score wins






Idea 3 - All Australian
Based on the All Australian Team from last year each player must order the players in order of the score they will get
Most players in correct position wins
Tiebreak is on the total points scored of the players in the correct position.
Like these
Title: Re: UTG Season 4: Discussion & Banter Thread
Post by: fanTCfool on July 04, 2019, 05:19:44 PM
Thanks for all the suggestions, I'll work in a bunch of them over the remaining weeks. This week's Mini Game is now posted so get onto it!
Title: Re: UTG Season 4: Discussion & Banter Thread
Post by: jvalles69 on July 04, 2019, 05:20:45 PM
Not sure if it's been done before, but what is the gold return for trading in a SE?
12g

So all SE's are considered gold then?  What about a gold SE?
Title: Re: UTG Season 4: Discussion & Banter Thread
Post by: fanTCfool on July 04, 2019, 05:23:07 PM
Not sure if it's been done before, but what is the gold return for trading in a SE?
12g

So all SE's are considered gold then?  What about a gold SE?

The card keeps it's 'orgininal' value even if converted to a SE, so gold rarity SE would be 12G, silver 5G and bronze 2G.
Title: Re: UTG Season 4: Discussion & Banter Thread
Post by: GoLions on July 04, 2019, 05:33:19 PM
Not sure if it's been done before, but what is the gold return for trading in a SE?
12g

So all SE's are considered gold then?  What about a gold SE?
I thought you said gold SE ahaha whoops, yeah what ftc said
Title: Re: UTG Season 4: Discussion & Banter Thread
Post by: Gigantor on July 10, 2019, 02:17:02 PM
Gold Week and Jmart is out and Hurley in doubt :(

Title: Re: UTG Season 4: Discussion & Banter Thread
Post by: fanTCfool on July 11, 2019, 11:50:43 PM
General reminder that consumable cards cannot be used in finals.
Title: Re: UTG Season 4: Discussion & Banter Thread
Post by: Nige on July 12, 2019, 10:29:27 PM
Bit of advertising - vacant ADT coaching position: http://forum.fanfooty.com.au/index.php/topic,113329.0.html
Title: Re: UTG Season 4: Discussion & Banter Thread
Post by: fanTCfool on July 15, 2019, 10:13:17 PM
We're closing in on UTG finals, a reminder that you cannot buy packs nor complete exchanges once finals have begun.
Title: Re: UTG Season 4: Discussion & Banter Thread
Post by: jvalles69 on July 26, 2019, 10:14:08 AM
Just wondering if we'll get pack opens today, if not I'll post up current teams in round 19 threads...
Title: Re: UTG Season 4: Discussion & Banter Thread
Post by: fanTCfool on July 26, 2019, 10:16:09 AM
Just wondering if we'll get pack opens today, if not I'll post up current teams in round 19 threads...

You most certainly will! I am just putting up the minigame as we speak with packs to follow.
Title: Re: UTG Season 4: Discussion & Banter Thread
Post by: jvalles69 on July 26, 2019, 10:20:40 AM
Just wondering if we'll get pack opens today, if not I'll post up current teams in round 19 threads...

You most certainly will! I am just putting up the minigame as we speak with packs to follow.

Booyakasha!  ;D
Title: Re: UTG Season 4: Discussion & Banter Thread
Post by: jvalles69 on July 26, 2019, 11:24:40 AM
Cool mini, we should all multi our part 1's into 25+ disposals and part 2's into anytime goal scorers.  :P
Title: Re: UTG Season 4: Discussion & Banter Thread
Post by: LordSneeze on July 29, 2019, 08:06:33 AM
Just confirming that this week is the last week for any trades or packs?
Title: Re: UTG Season 4: Discussion & Banter Thread
Post by: Gigantor on July 29, 2019, 09:00:02 AM
Cool mini, we should all multi our part 1's into 25+ disposals and part 2's into anytime goal scorers.  :P
Thank flower I didn't try this. It was tougher than i thought to pick 25-30 touches
Title: Re: UTG Season 4: Discussion & Banter Thread
Post by: fanTCfool on July 29, 2019, 10:51:15 AM
Just confirming that this week is the last week for any trades or packs?

Confirmed.
Title: Re: UTG Season 4: Discussion & Banter Thread
Post by: fanTCfool on July 31, 2019, 10:40:25 PM
An idea for next season I would love to get some more thoughts on...

It has been suggested to myself that obtaining a platinum card is now too easy, relative to earlier UTG seasons.
This holds to reason. Back in the day, there was no such thing as a value pack or gold pack, all packs had 3 cards and cost 20G. In order to exchange for a platinum, players had to give up 7 gold rarity cards.

Jump forward to where we are right now, there's now a bunch of pack options that essentially give you a lot more bang for your buck, especially across the length of a season. Despite this, the 7 gold rarity cards for a platinum has not changed, accelerating the ability of participants to snag a platinum via exchange.

The proposed resolution? I suggest that, in future seasons, the amount of gold rarity cards required to exchange for a platinum should increase by 1 card with each exchange. This will still allow participants to get their hands on some of the top DT players in the game, but also serves to slow the front-runners from flying well ahead of the pack.

In case you don't follow, my first platinum exchange would require 7 gold cards, the next would require 8, the next 9 and so on.

However, this can be damaging to someone who receives an underwhelming platinum via exchange and wishes to sell and 'spin again' in the platinum exchange department. So it is thanks to GL for this suggested amendment. GL suggested that, with every platinum sold, the cards required to exchange for a platinum would decrease by 1, with the minimum remaining at 7.

Your thoughts on these suggestions, as well as any other suggestions you may have, are welcomed.
Title: Re: UTG Season 4: Discussion & Banter Thread
Post by: LordSneeze on July 31, 2019, 10:43:48 PM
Would be interesting to see the stats of traded in plats vs packed plats vs Auctioned plats.

Appears to be alot more plats coming from packs and auctions than exchanges. Cant even remember a club set plat used.
Title: Re: UTG Season 4: Discussion & Banter Thread
Post by: GoLions on July 31, 2019, 10:47:40 PM
Would be interesting to see the stats of traded in plats vs packed plats vs Auctioned plats.

Appears to be alot more plats coming from packs and auctions than exchanges. Cant even remember a club set plat used.
I got TMitch in a club set plat last year ahahaha
Title: Re: UTG Season 4: Discussion & Banter Thread
Post by: fanTCfool on July 31, 2019, 11:00:15 PM
Club Set platinums are intentionally hard to acquire, in many instances there may only be 1 or 2 platinums for an AFL team. I'll leave most of the rest to your imagination, other than to say a smart tactician could abuse club set platinums if they were too easy to acquire.
Title: Re: UTG Season 4: Discussion & Banter Thread
Post by: Gigantor on August 01, 2019, 11:03:09 AM
Happy with the change to the Plat exchange rate.
To make it simpler to keep track of how many golds you need to exchange it should be:

7 + Number of Plats you own

The same result but the only sales you will need to keep track of are the ones made since the last user hub update.
Title: Re: UTG Season 4: Discussion & Banter Thread
Post by: Holz on August 01, 2019, 11:07:39 AM
I like that suggestion FTC

I also think gold packs should increase in price

at the start of the year its a hard choice between gold and value but as the season progess it makes sense to just buy gold.

I tihnk they should increase from 35g to 45g during the byes.

I also think we should expand the list sizes during the byes so its 4 defenders 4 mids 1 ruck and 4 forwards and 2 utilties. That stops it from being just grab the best of the best and you need to keep multiple good players.

Realistically at this point i have a almost perfect team and i dont even have a good team. If i had to field more players the strategy of just getting golds and going to uber plats is gone.

Title: Re: UTG Season 4: Discussion & Banter Thread
Post by: jvalles69 on August 01, 2019, 11:12:34 AM
I agree with increasing the size of the teams.

I'd be interested to know what the percentages are of mids, forwards and defenders, maybe make numbers based on that?  For instance I've had too many mids this year to know what to do with and I've struggled with defenders until late in the season.  Based on % it could end up looking like:

Def: x 3
Mid: x 5
Ruc: x 1
For: x 4
Title: Re: UTG Season 4: Discussion & Banter Thread
Post by: Gigantor on August 01, 2019, 11:40:00 AM
I like the idea of coaches having to plan around keeping more lesser players so i agree with a second team size increase later in the season

To also encourage coaches to keep lesser cards I feel there could be a few tweaks to rarity and team chemistry rounds
I think the current setup doesn't really provide much incentive to do any strategic planning
A 30g difference between 1st and last isn't that much of penalty if you don't try, could the prize money be doubled to be the same as a regular round?

In rarity round could Golds be dropped to 0% bonus and Plats -10% to encourage more use of Bronze/Silver players?

Could we also look at the Team Chemistry bonuses for the same reasons?
I know increments of 5% make it look simple but something like 5%-11%-18%-26%-35% might encourage the use of lesser cards

Understand that this might take to much focus from the main round but just throwing out some ideas.

Title: Re: UTG Season 4: Discussion & Banter Thread
Post by: jvalles69 on August 01, 2019, 01:05:18 PM
Had a squiz on SC for totals.

286 def: 39 played every match, 97 3 or less
278 mid: 54 played every match, 92 3 or less
314 for: 42 played every match, 108 3 or less

Shame you can't filter to find players who have just played...unless you can't filter that on the app which is what I'm using.
Title: Re: UTG Season 4: Discussion & Banter Thread
Post by: Gigantor on August 01, 2019, 01:12:42 PM
Had a squiz on SC for totals.

286 def: 39 played every match, 97 3 or less
278 mid: 54 played every match, 92 3 or less
314 for: 42 played every match, 108 3 or less

Shame you can't filter to find players who have just played...unless you can't filter that on the app which is what I'm using.

Zero Games

DEF: 66
MID: 70
FWD: 81
Title: Re: UTG Season 4: Discussion & Banter Thread
Post by: jvalles69 on August 01, 2019, 01:23:38 PM
Had a squiz on SC for totals.

286 def: 39 played every match, 97 3 or less
278 mid: 54 played every match, 92 3 or less
314 for: 42 played every match, 108 3 or less

Shame you can't filter to find players who have just played...unless you can't filter that on the app which is what I'm using.

Zero Games

DEF: 66
MID: 70
FWD: 81

Ok,so that makes it look relatively balanced then.
Title: Re: UTG Season 4: Discussion & Banter Thread
Post by: Gigantor on August 01, 2019, 01:50:43 PM
DEF
18   39
17   22
16   12
15   18
14   12
13   11
12   8
11   7
10   7
9   6
8   6
7   9
6   7
5   8
4   12
3   6
2   14
1   15
0   65

MID
18   54
17   22
16   12
15   12
14   10
13   10
12   4
11   5
10   6
9   10
8   4
7   9
6   7
5   9
4   5
3   6
2   7
1   11
0   67

FWD
18   42
17   17
16   16
15   12
14   9
13   14
12   14
11   7
10   11
9   13
8   5
7   11
6   10
5   8
4   7
3   10
2   15
1   11
0   78

RUC
18   5
17   2
16   4
15   2
14   3
13   2
12   2
11   1
8   3
7   1
6   1
5   1
4   1
3   3
2   8
1   4
0   28
Title: Re: UTG Season 4: Discussion & Banter Thread
Post by: Holz on August 01, 2019, 02:42:47 PM
i like having 4 defenders if you have to play a bad one soo be it, it should be a challenge.
Title: Re: UTG Season 4: Discussion & Banter Thread
Post by: fanTCfool on August 25, 2019, 08:42:04 PM
Thanks to all for getting involved in UTG this season, in which, I felt, was our best season yet. There's been plenty of good discussion already, but if you're sitting on any ideas for next season and going forward, now is the time to let them see the light of day!

I'd also love an indication as to whether or not you intend to return for the 2020 season for administrative purposes.

Thanks all!
Title: Re: UTG Season 4: Discussion & Banter Thread
Post by: jvalles69 on August 26, 2019, 10:16:38 AM
Well I have to defend my crown so I'll be back.  I think the main thing I thought was to increase the size of the teams in some way?  Would also give you less work for trade in's FTC because he would need to hold onto more players.
Title: Re: UTG Season 4: Discussion & Banter Thread
Post by: Holz on August 26, 2019, 10:54:12 AM
ill be back.

id love to move to

4 defenders
4 mids
1 ruck
4 fwds
2 utilities

so teams are different and not just the best of the best guys.

I also think we should have

1 utility instead of 1 extra mid to start the season. So you can play 2 rucks, play a fwd or def if required.
Title: Re: UTG Season 4: Discussion & Banter Thread
Post by: Nige on August 26, 2019, 11:24:13 AM
I don't think turning UTG into another token XVs comp is the way to go. The point of difference with the team formation is one of the best and unique parts of the comp.

Maybe it's worth bringing back the flood/attack cards (at a rarity to be decided - same as EP/CC?) to add that variation, or perhaps expanding twice in the season.

Keep the current two phases, but created a 3rd one where teams have to get even bigger to put more emphasis on depth. Also maybe move the transition to 3-4-1-3 forward a bit to accommodate the new phase.

Also there needs to be some adjustment to pricing of certain packs as well I think.
Title: Re: UTG Season 4: Discussion & Banter Thread
Post by: Holz on August 26, 2019, 11:34:44 AM
I don't think turning UTG into another token XVs comp is the way to go. The point of difference with the team formation is one of the best and unique parts of the comp.

Maybe it's worth bringing back the flood/attack cards (at a rarity to be decided - same as EP/CC?) to add that variation, or perhaps expanding twice in the season.

Keep the current two phases, but created a 3rd one where teams have to get even bigger to put more emphasis on depth. Also maybe move the transition to 3-4-1-3 forward a bit to accommodate the new phase.

Also there needs to be some adjustment to pricing of certain packs as well I think.

i think its too easy to  get pretty much 80-90% to the perfect team. Its really easy just getting gold packs and getting an elite team, there was very little differences between the top and bottom team at the end.

Title: Re: UTG Season 4: Discussion & Banter Thread
Post by: jvalles69 on August 26, 2019, 11:42:51 AM
I don't think turning UTG into another token XVs comp is the way to go. The point of difference with the team formation is one of the best and unique parts of the comp.

Maybe it's worth bringing back the flood/attack cards (at a rarity to be decided - same as EP/CC?) to add that variation, or perhaps expanding twice in the season.

Keep the current two phases, but created a 3rd one where teams have to get even bigger to put more emphasis on depth. Also maybe move the transition to 3-4-1-3 forward a bit to accommodate the new phase.

Also there needs to be some adjustment to pricing of certain packs as well I think.

i think its too easy to  get pretty much 80-90% to the perfect team. Its really easy just getting gold packs and getting an elite team, there was very little differences between the top and bottom team at the end.

The majority of my packs towards the end were mainly frag packs, so different strategies paid off, i didn't really get that many gold packs at all unless it was all I could afford.

I like the idea of having 2 transition phases for team size too.
Title: Re: UTG Season 4: Discussion & Banter Thread
Post by: Holz on August 26, 2019, 11:54:18 AM
on that i think frag packs should be changed to any player of your choice in that position.

So say you have Jake Llyod already and you got 4 defender frags you could turn it into Lachie Whitfield.

It really increases the incentive to go for frag packs which is a good thing as it avoids the gold pack rush that most went for. It also solves the problem if one of the frag guys turns into a spud or gets injured or something.