Topic 3: Advance Schedule and Drafts

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  1. Shaun Mason

    Shaun Mason Somebody you used to know.

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    Guys,

    Like we've been doing since I took over, we will be running on a 48 hour advance schedule. You will always have 48 hours to schedule and play your game. Considering how much is going to be involved in each week, there will likely NOT be early advances.

    Playoff round advances will likely be 24 hours. We typically plowed through those.

    Drafts will always end on Sunday, how long they take will dictate how early they start. I'm not sure what the off season flow is, but we will open up the off season immediately after the Super Bowl and we will plot things to end the draft on Sunday, do free agency on Monday, then start the next season on Monday night.

    Charting that rotation out gives us at least 8 seasons.

    Thoughts?
     
  2. Jmustang1968

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    Seems good. Live drafts and using skype etc?
     
  3. Keller

    Keller The enemy of my enemy is my friend.

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    This is pretty much what I expected so all of this sounds good to me.
     
  4. Shaun Mason

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    Skype unless they provide an in-game mechanism.
     
  5. Bondzai

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    Looks good to me. I won't really have to worry about the playoff schedule.
     
  6. Hova

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    Sounds good.
     
  7. Keller

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  8. Dru50

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    The schedule seems fine to me, is there a set time that you advance?

    Also, how does the offseason work in madden? Is it in stages like NCAA?
     
  9. RedZoneD25

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    Sounds good on my end.
     
  10. Shaun Mason

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    Typically 10 PM EST.

    Offseason last year was in stages, not sure how it works for Madden.

    RedZoneD25 knows, if he cares to give us some insight.
     
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  11. RedZoneD25

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    There is a similar stage system in Madden NFL 13, and if memory serves me correctly there are eight parts of the offseason (the NFL Draft being the final stage.) The other seven are Free Agency related. We will probably need to have a system in place for amount of bids allowed weekly, how many FA to sign etc.
     
  12. Shaun Mason

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    Agreed.
     
  13. niuhuskie224

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    I am cool with a 48 HR. advance schedule. Once we have Madden I am sure we can get a better idea of what the offseason will look like.
     
  14. Masler

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    Fine with me. 8 Seasons sounds great, more if we can somehow do that.
     
  15. MoonBBad

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    48 hrs is perfect for me. Everything sounds good on my end.
     
  16. sawemoff

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    The schedule looks good to me.
     
  17. JohnnyClutch

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    Looks good to me.
     
  18. PAgamer07

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    I Like everything about this, and I would love to keep the advance time the same each day even if we do advance early. Much easier for guys like me to plan ahead knowing I have until XXX day at 10PM to play my game.

    Definitely interesting about the offseason considering it is broken into 8 stages. We obviously don't want to drag that out over 8 days.
     
  19. Shaun Mason

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    No, I expect us to be The Deuce-like organized.:)
     
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  20. Cheez

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    Sounds good to me.
     
  21. AzureEffect

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    Love it; now if August could hurry up and get here
     
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    The draft is one sitting without the ability to pause based on what I recall Ryno saying in CB over the weekend.
     
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    No pausing? Ouch.
     

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