Preperation for Madden'11 : Ten Year War Starts today!

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  1. Psycho

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    Preperation for Madden'11 : Ten Year War Starts today!

    Everyone needs to do their teams Salary Cap Spreadsheet before I send them an invite. No Spreadsheet finished and posted, no invite, simple and sweet.

    Friday night August 13th, will start an abbreviated FA section, Monday August 16th will start the season. So if you don't get your sheet done before Friday night (ok Saturday morning) if you want to participate and pick up some FAs before the start of season 1.

    Below is the template that you need to use, download it, fill it out with regards to your team, them repost it on Google docs as (your team's name)_Salary_spreadsheet. Then go to share, share to anyone that has the link (DO NOT CLICK THE BOX TO MAKE IT EDITABLE BY ANYONE THAT HAS HE LINK), then the link will appear in that small window at the top, copy that link and post it in this thread, so I can collect them and keep them all in one place.

    Salary Cap Template

    Spreedsheet Column Explanations:
    Name : first initial, last name will do. Make sure to put them under the correct position header.
    Ratings : This is the overall rating of the player at the time of signing. Intially it will be the overall rating of the player out of the box.
    Year Contract was signed : Starting off everyone will have a 1 in that column, as if they all signed at the beginning of this season. Anyone that signs after this season and before season 2 starts will have that number changed to 2.
    Contract Length : Initially you will go into a offline franchise mode for Madden'11 and take the contract length for that specific player. When you resign, and sign people later you will use the Salary Cap Breakdown directions to get the proper contract length.

    Ex.
    Steve Smith signed a 4 year deal before the 2009 season, which means he has 3 years left. So Steve Smith's "Year Contract was Signed" will = 1, and his contract lenght will equal the amount of years left, which is 3 years.

    So for the proposes of the Ten Year War Steve Smith signed a 3 year deal before this season.

    Salary : This is determined by the Salary Cap Breakdown directions.
    MAX $: Initially leave this blank. This column will be used later for guys that fall into special categories like leading the team or the league in passing, rushing, receiving, sacks, ints, etc...

    Any questions, post below, also I will also be on XLive after 9pm est Tuseday-Sunday night if you want to go through your speedsheet and have a live chat with any questions you might have about the spreedsheet.
     
  2. Hova

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    So we do this for every player correct? And every player starts with 1?
     
  3. Psycho

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    Every player on your roster must be on your Salary Cap sheet... even if their salary is $0.

    Every player's starting "Year Contract was Signed" will be 1, as if everyone signed there contract at the start of the season, and the contract lenght will be what the player has left on his contract.

    Ex.
    Steve Smith signed a 4 year deal before the 2009 season, which means he has 3 years left. So Steve Smith's "Year Contract was Signed" will = 1, and his contract lenght will equal the amount of years left, which is 3 years.

    So for the proposes of the Ten Year War Steve Smith signed a 3 year deal before this season.
     
  4. Hova

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    So we need the game to do this correct? lol
     
  5. OsirisMonster

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    Few questions.

    First, are we including signing bonuses for everyone on our roster as if we signed them to a new contract?

    Second, are we using the default roster that loads on the game disc or the roster update that is suppose to be out when the game launches tomorrow? I imagine we will use the roster that is most recent as of the time we start the franchise since I don't think we can opt out of a roster update?
     
  6. Psycho

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    Yes, because to solve the "Well he signed this then and Madden says this." I'm going with Madden to make it easier to check.

    Doesn't really matter though because to participate in FA, and the season you'll need the game anyways.

    That brings up a good point - If your hard up for money, waiting to get the game for some other reason, or you've got a new born at home and need a month before the damn thing sleeps long enough for you to join the league, YOU WILL NOT LOSE YOUR SPOT if you pm me with your issue... your team will just go about it's cpu life until you've got the game and the spreadsheet is done.
     
  7. Psycho

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    First... no signing bonuses for this season. I have a feeling if signing bonuses were included for those signed this season some teams may be over the cap.

    Second, use the default roster, then you can make the changes if the roster update gets released before we start the Ten Year War.

    Point is if you have a spreadsheet done, I'll give you an invite, then if it needs to be changed, we'll deal with that when it happens, and chances are the changes won't be more then a couple things. If you don't do a spreadsheet and want to wait till the actual roster update comes out (if it comes out on time), you will not get an invite, and be locked out of participation until you get a sheet done.

    If somehow something happens were you win an FA but the roster update puts you over the cap, you get someone that now makes your FA useless, or you lost someone and now you wish you had made an offer on an FA... we'll deal with that crap if it happens. For now, do the spreadsheet and make your decisions based as if that is the roster we're using.
     
  8. OsirisMonster

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    Can you go over the Max$ rules again? I don't see that post anymore.
     
  9. Psycho

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    Hasn't been officially posted in the rules yet but this week a whole new Salary Cap, gameplay rules, and all that will be posted.

    Here's the Max $ stuff: (nothing you have to worry about till the end of the season)

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    Max $ is governed by the players production. A list below is an explanation of how a player's salary will be affected by his production.


    1) A few players salary will be affected by there stats:

    a) Players salary with respect to his teammates.
    If during the player's current contract if he leads the team in any of the following target categories*, then come sign/resign time he will want to be the highest paid player on the team, for that position, plus the signing bonus of the player he's trying to one up.

    b) Players salary with respect to the league.
    If during a player's current contract he leads the league in any of the target categories, then he will demand the Bonus and salary of the highest paid player, in his position, in the league, when it's time for him to sit down with his GM and ink his new contract.

    c) Team and league leaders that have to be released into FA.
    Any player demanding high dollar released back into FA will still demand that salary for days 1+2 of the offseason FA, but fall back to original value on day 3.

    *Target Categories (min. stat for increase salary demands)

    Passing yds (2,500)
    Passing TDs (25) **
    Rushing TDs (12)
    Rushing yards (1,200)
    Receiving yards (800)
    Receiving TDs (8)

    Sacks (6) **
    Tackles (30)
    Ints (6) **

    ** Indicates Categories in which the player will not be satisfied with the top salary in his position, instead he'll demand to be the top payed player on his side of the ball (Offense/Defense), of the team or the league, depending on whether he leads the team or the league.

    How to keep track of this?
    On your spreadsheet for Madden'11 Bold green will indicate that he lead the league during his contract, bold red will indicate that he lead the team. You will also look up the highest paid player for that corresponding category and put the salary in the MAX $ column on your spreadsheet.

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    So basically at the end of the regular season check to see the your leaders, see if they meet the minimums, then bold green/red their names and put the salary of the highest paid player that he's "one upping" n the Max $ column.

    EX. #1
    Steve Smith leads the team in receiving TDs with 10. He meets the minimum requirement and therefore he wants to be the highest paid WR on the team. So Carolina looks up the highest paid WR on the team and it's... Steve Smith. At this point you bold red is name and put his current salary in the Max $. This will be the salary that he will want when his contract is up, even if he regresses to a lower salary.

    EX. #2
    Matt Moore leads the team in Passing tds with 25. Carolina looks up the highest paid player on offense (remember that's a special catagory), and it happens to be Steve Smith. So I bold his name in Red and put Steve Smiths Salary in his Max $ column... then trade Moore's ass before his contract is up. :D

    EX. 3
    Deanelo Williams leads the league in Rushing yards with 2,156 yards. I then look up the leagues highest paid RB, only to find some jack wagon picked up Shane Makino for $20 a year, way higher then a 99 ovr RB. Well I bold the name in green and put $20 in the Max $ column and go kick the "Al Davis" in our league in the nuts.

    EX. 4
    Jon "The Beast" Beason, leads Carolina in ints with 5. Beason does not hit the minimum for that category and therefore is not bolded and the Max $ is left blank.

    Two special notes:
    1) If a player leads the team/league in two categories, the category with the highest Max $ will be chosen.
    2) Trading guys - Max $ will be reset when trading guys, so if you have a guy at the end of a contract that is claiming he's the best in the league and wants that contract, and you're un willing/unable to pay him, trade his ass. By allowing you to get something from the guy, and the other team not to get hit as hard with a cap penalty, this should increase trades with players in their last year of their contract, something that we did not see in last year's Ten Year War.
     
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    Thank God. I hated when people added 46 OVR Free Agents then led the league in rushing with them because they had speed.
     
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    Question about the Max$.

    What if I run a two back offense and I have one RB (a goalline specialist) lead the league in TDs while another back leads the team in rushing yards. I would then have to pay the one that lead the league in TDs the salary of the highest paid RB in the league. What do I have to pay the one that lead the team in rushing? Is it the same as I am going to have to pay the goalline specialist (highest paid of all running backs) or team high before taking into account the new contract of the goalline specialist?

    I also have a concern. I have a player like Patrick Willis. As a 99 OVR MLB he is going to demand a pretty high salary. Also as a MLB he isn't going to lead the team in sacks or INTs (MLB just don't typically do that sort of thing.) With the new system I will end up having to pay some DL and some DB the salary of a 99 OVR LB. Getting 6 sacks with a player is pretty easy if last years game is any indication. Seems like this just means I'll be releasing a lot of DL and DBs because they are trying to compete with the salary of a 99 OVR player.
     
  12. Psycho

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    The Goalline specialist vs the normal run HB is an interesting pickle... but HBs do ask for outrageous salaries even when they're the stick it in guy. Also that's sort of why there's a TD minimum. I'll look up the normal TDs for stick it in guy and adjust if necessary.

    Now the sacks and ints is a difference story. Sacks and ints, are the flashy, flash type of thing, and me with Carolina will go through the same thing. Guys who lead the team/league in that will definitely want the most out of there contracts, so guys that are the true heart and sole of your team (Beason and Willis), get down played, while the big talkers want there money.

    Once again minimums can be raised. If anything I might raise them to a little more realistic numbers real life numbers, but I'm not going to raise it to reflect video game over blown average video game stats like 12 picks and 15 sacks a season.

    The Max$ wasn't quite hammered out, you just asked for it so I threw it out there.
     
  13. Psycho

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    Exactly the point for this stats = bigger salary.
     
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    Sounds good. Just wanted to bring up those points. I can work around what ever gets put in place.
     
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    Here is the spreadsheet I have made. Used last years values for contracts. Will update and finish once I get the game and have the updated contract values.

    Steelers Salary Cap
     
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    I'm snagging my copy today on the way home from work and will work on the spreadsheet then. Hope to finish it tonight/tomorrow so I don't get shunned from the invite! :)
     
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    How does it work if 2 guys want the same free agent? Bidding or what? Will that be explained in more detail later?
     
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    I'll be getting my copy Wednesday after work and will do my spreadsheet then.
     
  19. Keller

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    I like the salary cap changes Psycho, big time props for the good ideas.

    Any thought been given to the 46ovr kickers with 99power? That'll hopefully be remedied with the new kicking meter I'm guessing but just throwin it out there.
     
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    Below is a post stolen from Madden'10 2015 offseason... once again all this will be collected and put into a main rule thread.

    BTW - the first FA before season 1 will only be 2 days long and everyone is limited to two bids each day.

    FA Rules below
    We're doing something different this season, since I have a big inbox at Tradition, just send me a PM. In the PM the subject line should read "2015 FA Bids, day-X". The reason you do this is so I can see it's a bid offer, and I won't open it before I do my own FA bids.

    If you have questions about offseason FA, put "FA Questions" in the subject line.

    Rules below
    2015 "offseason" FA will work like this.

    There will be 4 days of FAs. Everyday you'll send in up to 4 offers on the first day and two offers for the next three, and for the first three days I'll post whose in the lead and the offer someone will have to beat to get them. If a FA is posted as having an offer, if he goes 24 hours without a counter, ie the time I post the offer till the time I post the next days offer, he will then be the property of the highest bid.

    On the fourth and final day is a silent auction. everyone sends in there final bid for the guys left. The highest bid gets the player.

    EBAY BID
    Every day I will post the leaders, the team in the lead can put in a ebay bid. An ebay bid is a bid in which you specify how high you'll go, if all the bids that get sent to me are equal to or less then the ebay bid, then the team with the ebay bid continues to be on top of the FAs wish list, or if it's the final day the the team with the ebay bid wins the FA. Make sure if you have an active ebay bid to resend every day it's active. You can lower your ebay bid, you can also chose not make it active, which means the next guy that bids will now be in the lead.

    OFFER
    You can only offer 4 contracts to FAs on the first day and 2 each additional day. An offer constitutes a contract offer to a FA you have yet to make an offer to.

    COUNTER OFFER
    You have unlimited Counter offers. A Counter Offer constitutes an offer to a FA that you have already made an offer to.

    SIGNING A FA
    If you win he's yours, if you win and go over the salary cap you will be penalized a draft pick, a simmed game, or something else I haven't quite decided and it all depends on whether you went over trying to screw someone out of a guy or it was just poor planning. After you sign the guy you must keep him for at least one season and you must release someone else to get back under the cap.

    RETRACTING AN OFFER
    You cannot retract an offer, so you better make sure you want him if you make an offer.

    SUBMISSION OF OFFERS
    I'll post a new email for everyone later. Send the offers by Tradition PM, make sure it includes your team, the players name and offer of money and whether it's an ebay bid or regular bid in the actual PM.

    FA Day one deadline is Thursday 5pm est.
     
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    That was remedied during season 4 where all kickers 95+ kpw were considered 99ovr kickers as far as salary was concerned.

    BTW - missed a ton of fgs with Carolina, yet Buffalo have rarely missed, so maybe the new kick meter/kick function takes KAC more into account.
     
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    Working on mine now. Question.. How do you CPU controlled teams come in to play? I assume we cannot trade with them but what about free agents? Do we have a free agent system that has CPU players becoming free agents?
     
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    How do I upload it to Google docs? I am finished with it
     
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    If using an excel file when you log into google docs there is an upload button in the top left corner. Click on that then select the file from your computer and click upload.
     

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