Founding History: With the birth of the EA's Online Dynasty back in 2008 came the generation of various web-based platforms for competitive and cooperative dynasty participation. One of those platforms was Archie Griffin's Old Fellas Football League (OFFL) which, at the time, consisted of two leagues. As the game evolved, so did the OFFL. Looking to take the next step in online gaming, the OFFL found another group that shared common goals. That group was Tradition Football, and in 2009 the OFFL became part of the growing TF community. With the merger, the OFFL (now 5 leagues strong) dedicated one league as their "premier" league, only for the most dedicated and simulation style players of the group at that time. Saturday's were meant for watching America's greatest sport, the rest of the week was for living it. Every game was a challenge, whether against the CPU or a rival user, as members tried to script the future of their respective teams. This exceptional league became the staple for the Online Dynasty, consisting of a strong core group who never strayed from their founding ideals. This league was The Experience. Commissioner's Promise: I will attempt to uphold the ideals The Experience has ran on since its creation. It is my idea to work fairly with everyone in hopes of constantly improving the league and keeping my members happy. But do remember, should something get out of control or a serious argument breaks out, I will put my foot down. I agree with a lot of JC's ideas and rules so many of them will be identical to his. League Expectations: Stability: The most important expectation the league has of any individual member is commitment. The goal of this dynasty is to establish a 12-member league that maintains the same 12 guys for years to come, creating a competitive and enjoyable gaming environment. Each member is expected to get to know each other, be active on the boards, create and contribute to discussion, and play their games in a timely fashion. Accountability: Non-sim gameplay will not be tolerated. I'm generally more flexible than most in terms of what is and is not sim gameplay, but I don't want to see stat-whoring, 15 yard QB drop backs, excessive QB scrambling, etc. At this point, this should not be an issue with anyone in this dynasty, but if you have a question about yourself or someone else you've played it needs to be addressed privately with me or ask for help, everyone in this league is expected to help another in need of improving if able. I don't expect anyone to purposefully violate this rule, so lets just enjoy ourselves and not get worked up over a play here and there that we may not agree with. There is a difference between a genuine complaint and whining. Please do not star a war in the forums, it makes our league look bad and will only annoy other members. Filing a Complaint: Should you have a complaint to submit to me I expect it to be professional and not bashing your opponent as that will not benefit you. If someone has a game-play issue, I would prefer video evidence (the more times I see it the more likely I will be to contact the offender). If there is an issue with respect, such as a rude XBL message, please get a picture or screenshot of it. This said, I know everyone in this league will get along great and I hope I never receive complaint about anyone. I have played the majority of you and have never had an issue. Enjoyability: My primary concern is to establish a stable group of 12 guys that look forward to competing with each other now and for future releases. To accomplish this, its important that everyone looks forward to participating here and maintains that interest. I expect everyone to hold me to the same standard that I hold you, so let me know what I can do to make this league better as we progress and I will do my best to see it happen. To the older members I want to make it as though nothing has changed and for the newcomers I want this to immediately feel like home.