OOTP - Noob Guide

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  1. PAgamer07

    PAgamer07 We're the ship without a storm

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    Those of you who are vets to the game, I would like to compile a list of things that we all know so that others are not at too much of a disadvantage. Obviously, keep your lineup tricks, or scouting secrets hush-hush. :p

    But tips about the game or interface itself, feel free to share.

    Here are several videos which may be of some help to newer players:


    Getting Started



    Roster Management and MLB Rules



    Contracts and Finances
     
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    PAgamer07 We're the ship without a storm

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    • There are players in the game that can either be hitters or pitchers.
    • Even if a pitcher has stamina of as low as a 2 or a 3, and has at least a 3 pitch arsenal, he can be a competent major league starter.
    • Pitchers can develop additional pitches through development
    More to come
     
  3. PAgamer07

    PAgamer07 We're the ship without a storm

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    • Work Ethic is a very underrated personality attribute. Most GMs think, the higher the Work Ethic the quicker a prospect reaches his max potential.
    • Trying hard to work on the perfect trade? Check out the positional strength by teams report. It lists where their starting postional player ranks in comparison to the other 29 teams, and lists the highest ranked prospect at the same position, and where they rank as well.
     
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    PAgamer07 We're the ship without a storm

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    • The Strategy tab in game is an incredibly powerful tool. You can set offensive, defensive and pitching strategies for numerous situations. You can also set strategies for individual players which ignore the team strategy.
    • The timing with which you call up your prospects that you want to keep long term is crucial. 172 days on the 25 man roster= 1 year of service time. Once a player has 6 years of service time he is elligible for free agency. In addition, if they are 3 years or close to it of service time, they begin the arbitration process sooner ("Super Two Status"). For the best of both worlds, don't start the clock on those prospects until Mid-June
     
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    PAgamer07 We're the ship without a storm

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    • Top prospects do require signing bonuses or even salaries when drafting. Make sure you have budget room!
    • Player Popularity is extremely important. It drives fan interest in your ballclub. If they are interested, that means more attendance.
    • Keep an eye on your attendance graphs. If you are selling out every game, raise your ticket prices. Especially post season games.
     
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    Pagamer07

    This is all great information :)

    Thank you.
     
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    I agree with CeeGee...this is great information. Thanks for sharing all of this with the rest of us!
     
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    soxandgators The Gator Nation

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    This is why i am gonna enjoy this league. Guys that can give away half there tricks helping us newbs out while still dominating with hard work from previous years. Thanks GAMER.
     
  9. PAgamer07

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    • A positive drug test result not only results in a suspension, but the player's popularity will change to "disliked". Having him on your team hurts attendance.
    • Each team's "park factors" are listed under your Team's options and ballpark. It's always best to build your team to fit your park. After all... You play 81 games or more there.
    • The owner sets your budget each year, and each owner has different "traits". Some are penny pinchers, others are generous. Owners will die, or sell the team giving you a new owner with different traits.
    • Owner's can also fire the GM... Not here though. It's disabled. Only the commisioner can fire a GM ;)
     
  10. NDCOLTS1979

    NDCOLTS1979 I love you red solo cup

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    Damn there there goes my PED distrubution. Oh well time to clean out some systems :). Did buy alot of carrot juice maybe Soriano can see the ball now
     
  11. KnightNoles

    KnightNoles Learn to Compete

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    I am going to SUCK at this... haha
     
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    Fiddy14 THL Commissioner

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    same here..
     
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    PAgamer07 We're the ship without a storm

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    Colemanchu GOAT SPLITTER

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    Wait we control ticket prices?
     
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    PAgamer07 We're the ship without a storm

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    yes sir
     
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    Can this be done in our online game and if so, how?

    Cheers,

    Gav
     
  18. PAgamer07

    PAgamer07 We're the ship without a storm

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    Its completely random and you have no control over if this happens or not.
     
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    Found a pretty cool page that I haven't seen in OOTP before, some might like it.

    Click on your name up top -> History -> Gm Transaction History

    Gives a pretty nice recap of all the moves you made as GM.
     
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    PAgamer07 We're the ship without a storm

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    Da fuck?
     
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    oops, sorry about that post. My 5 year old got on my computer when I went to the other room.
     
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    the fact that your 5 year old mad the winky face ;) makes me LOL
     
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    NeuroticTruth dont know , dont care

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    So I havnt really messed around with the strategy of the team all that much, thats probably something I should set up right?
     
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