2016-05-22

Coaches Karma

Huh...what's that?

Since RedZoneAction went online back in 2011, one topic is the probably most stressed: how to write an Offensive Playbook that works in most situations, and keeps the Defense of my opponent busy all game long?

Some managers spend hours over hours in writing Playbook several 100 lines deep. Others try to find so called holes in the game engines logic. Sometimes managers create so called lopsided tactics. A simple translation of this would be "use the same formation all game long".

Since a few seasons the simulation checks for such lopsided tactics, and gives the Defense some advantage. This is to reflect real life, where you would hardly win a single game when playing "shotgun trips right" all game long.

As in every other simulation some of our managers play a game, while others enter "science mode", and try to find exploits, odds in the engines balance. This is where “Coaches karma” comes in.

On top of the already existing try to find lopsided tactic settings in advance and to weaken this kind of tactics, the Karma calculation works “after the game”, by checking how the game was played, finally. If it detects “strange settings”, the Coaches karma will lower. The game will tell you about this in the Matchstatistics. Right now this Karma has no effect, so consider this to be a temporary stage for the moment. But the future lays clear in front of us: earlier or later this Karma will influence certain levels of your team if it is ongoing low. Possible results can vary from much less spectators and therefore income from games, up to much more effective Coaching of the opponents’ defense.

So what to do? Check your karma level, and try to have a more sophisticated offensive play calling.

2016-05-15

Only a few games left...

Right now we started the very last round of our very unique competition, so called Intercontinental Elite Challenge Cup 2.

64 managers were fighting 8 qualification rounds, and the winner of each round is eligible to join those "last eight". These 8 teams will start fighting for the crown of this cup on June 15th, 2016. Each team belongs to one out of two divisions, and will play the 3 other teams in its division. The winner and the runner-up of this group stage will advance to the KO games, and on the 13th of July, the Grand Final will happen. The two best teams will fight for determining the winner of this big competition, and the team winning this fiight will receive real hardware to brag with.

Don't miss this game!

We added "events" to our social network accounts, and would love if you could join them, even this only a virtual event.

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/512600972257089/

Google+: https://plus.google.com/events/c4tdutj57p8sjvlu2v7jjfpsmno

See you there :)

PS: Did you know, our partner OnlineSportManagers fixed a terrible bug in the voting function. This means, now every manager should be able to vote at least once a month, and you will get Credits in return. Thanks for driving our reputation through the roof overthere. And remember: more managers joining RedZoneAction.org means more fun for all of us! So go to this page, click the "VOTE NOW" button, click "BEST" on that other page, and jump back to RedZoneAction.org by using the PLAY NOW button, again.

2016-05-01

Shakespeare, competition part 2

Little more than one week ago, this great guy passed away, 400 years ago. We started a competition, to find out who would translate quotes from this famous man into RZA-terms.



Captain Jack and me sat down, and spent hours of arguing who's the best Shakespeare translator, who would earn the title "winner" most. And I can tell you, it was a tough take.

All of you made a tremendous job in finding quotes, and finding situations in our game that could have been the reason for this great man to come up with his words, once he would have had a chance to play RedZoneAction.org at his time.

Due this, we added to the rules, and [b]we award 10 Credits to each of you guys[/b] who sent in their ideas, who participated. Without you, it wouldn't have been any fun. Thank you.

But, we need a winner, and a runner-up.

bobcor came up with

Though this be madness, yet there be method in it. and translated it in a very simple way: My playbook.

Congrats, this is our runner-up. 50 Credits go to you.


And...tata, here we go: Schwabe, congrats. We do not know if your teacher at school was proud of your literary knowledge, but we can tell you, we were impressed!

The winning translation:

How sharper than a serpent’s tooth it is to have a thankless child.

Found out YA-Player or draftee capped low.

Again, thank you very much for taking part in this one.

A big thank you goes to Captain Jack, who came up with the idea, wrote down some text, and had a tough time in finding the winners. Cheers, appreciated!

Jerseys for all...

Since today, you have the ability to provide each of your players with a unique jersey number. On top of that, you can s e l e c t both a home and away jersey. There are several styles und millions of color variations available, just check "Front Office / Settings".

Thos jerseys show up on different pages within RedZoneAction.org. We will add more during the next few days...

Meanwhile, start setting the number for each player. You can do that in "Team / Players". Just click on the small icon in front of each player name, and chose a number...