Discussion in 'TMFL' started by fuzzyl0gic, Feb 28, 2012.
Advance Deadline: Thursday 11:59 PM EST
Is there no cowboys user anymore?
No BBJ has stepped down and quit as the Cowboys so they are CPU.
thanks just wanted to make sure no one got added to them since then and i wasn't playing cpu when i wasnt supposed to be
No problem, definitely better to check rather than not too.
Emmdotfrisk are you still able to sync XFN?
Keller, am I clear to play CPU Giants then..
Unless Ford says otherwise, yes.
ford gave him the ok to play
Any status on replacing the Ravens? Or are we going to wait until next season?
Next advance is Saturday afternoon right? Don't be fuckin with my shit this time!
The deadline would be Saturday 11:59 PM EST. Of course we can advance earlier if everyone is done. I think keeping the advance time consistent like that will provide a maximum amount of time and predictability for people to schedule user games.
Is Gngsta4Lyphe officially back? I thought I saw him sign on live last night.
Keeping it Saturday during the damn DAY will allow people to play on both sides of the advance mang.
They still have Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday up until 11:59 pm est to play. I don't think the extra 6 hours or whatever is really that beneficial; especially if it means people can't get their games in. It's not giving people a full 48 hours from Thursday.
My game against capp34 would have been simmed if we advanced saturday evening, it was a very important game.
I work every Saturday and do not get home until roughly 7 PM. By advancing at 11:59 on Thursday Night, I am essentially only able to be available for one night of gameplay. I have always made it work,and have gone to great lengths not have games simmed, but what if my opponent wants to go out Friday night and is not available to play?
Only having one evening to play for an advance is limiting our options. Especially it being a Friday night where most people would go out if they chose to.
Yeah this is why I like having it at 11:59 Saturday; if you go out one night, cool. but you have two weekend nights to get it in, that should be plenty.
Just because it is good for some doesn't mean it is good for all. In the past, we always tried to advance in the middle of the weekend like that so that people could play 2 games in 1 day if they had to.
personally think it better the way we had it because if you limit to one night when you can play it between guys that is gonna cause more sims tbh
I think you have it backwards; advancing Saturday afternoon would be good for some, but not for all. Cite me specific instances where people were not able to play a game Sunday, Monday, or Tuesday before 11:59 PM EST because the advance was Saturday 11:59 PM EST and not in the afternoon. The are exactly 48 hours in between the Tuesday/Thursday advance, then 48 hours between Thursday and Saturday, and then 72 hours exactly between Saturday and Tuesday's advance.
But that is precisely what I'm NOT doing, I'm giving people 2 night to plays between Thursday and Saturday.
The mistake you're making is assuming the advances HAVE to be Tuesday/Thursday night.
If we can get the advance to Saturday afternoon, we can adjust the Tuesday advance accordingly and then the advance after that, and so on.
'If...adjust' are phrases I'd like to get rid of. I think if the advance times are consistent, it helps get the maximum number of games scheduled. The end goal is 3 advances per week, with the maximum amount of games played, right? If people perpetually need extensions (as I remember being the case under the old system), then people trying to schedule their game for the next week may just give up on playing the night of the advance and shoot for the following day because of the uncertainty.
Personally, it is easier for me to schedule weekend games. As selfishly as possible, that means being able to play a Friday night game and a Saturday night game.
So, my personal preference would be this schedule:
Saturday - 12 PM
Tuesday - 12 AM
Friday - 12 AM
That basically allows 3 games per week, 1 Friday night, 1 Saturday night, one Tue/Wen/Thu night.
I say take a vote and see what people want. When only a few people weigh in, as has been the case in the past, set it to whatever you think is best.
In the past though, people liked having an advance in the middle of the weekend.
In the end, it doesn't really matter to me. I'm just trying to do what I think is best but we've seen how thats worked out thus far...
This is essentially the point I'm trying to make.
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