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Forum: Suggestions for Future OOTP Versions 02-02-2020, 09:08 PM
Replies: 214
Views: 22,866
Posted By TomVeal
Better yet, a way to see what a player's ratings...

Better yet, a way to see what a player's ratings would be at each position without the need to change his position manually nine times.
Forum: Suggestions for Future OOTP Versions 02-02-2020, 09:03 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 170
Posted By TomVeal
Age Limits in Minors

At present (unless there's a setting that I don't know of), a player must be promoted or released as soon as he reaches the age limit for his league, which may be in the middle of the season or even...
Forum: OOTP 20 - General Discussions 01-27-2020, 11:30 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 595
Posted By TomVeal
A good, solid player but hardly a superstar. If...

A good, solid player but hardly a superstar. If you don't need him in your outfield, grab the 75-80 POT offer.
Forum: OOTP 20 - General Discussions 01-20-2020, 12:32 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 528
Posted By TomVeal
Did your revenue by any chance fall? Owners will...

Did your revenue by any chance fall? Owners will often cut the next year's budget in response. I've had that happen to my teams often enough.

It may be, of course, that the owner suffered an...
Forum: OOTP 20 - General Discussions 01-16-2020, 08:49 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,013
Posted By TomVeal
What's really needed are options to have your...

What's really needed are options to have your team engage in conduct like stealing signs, hacking into other teams' computer systems, bugging visiting teams' locker rooms, etc. Or, for historical...
Forum: OOTP 20 - General Discussions 01-12-2020, 01:04 AM
Replies: 142
Views: 9,340
Posted By TomVeal
I ran a small experiment: downloaded the USBL...

I ran a small experiment: downloaded the USBL quickstart, set Talent Change Randomness to 1, turned off injuries and suspensions, and created a Legendary scout to go head-to-head against OSA. I...
Forum: OOTP 20 - General Discussions 01-08-2020, 02:38 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 9,340
Posted By TomVeal
What this experiment shows is that, when scouting...

What this experiment shows is that, when scouting accuracy is set to 100 percent, all scouts agree with the POT OSA ratings. It doesn't show that the OSA ratings are an accurate prediction of future...
Forum: OOTP 20 - General Discussions 01-04-2020, 12:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 361
Posted By TomVeal
Instead of starting as GM for every team, you can...

Instead of starting as GM for every team, you can turn off trading and delete all free agents.

If there are no minors, teams will automatically have reserve rosters. To accommodate injuries, you...
Forum: OOTP 20 - General Discussions 01-02-2020, 03:02 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 295
Posted By TomVeal
I've wondered this, too. It should be easy...

I've wondered this, too. It should be easy enough to experiment in a solitaire game with with players whom you wouldn't regret not being able to sign.
Forum: OOTP 20 - General Discussions 01-02-2020, 03:00 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,842
Posted By TomVeal
And then there are the Rookies of the Year whose...

And then there are the Rookies of the Year whose best season is their first . . . and the amazing young pitching prospect who blows out his arm in his first start . . . and the reliable veteran who...
Forum: OOTP 20 - General Discussions 12-26-2019, 11:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 448
Posted By TomVeal
If the steal is successful, Malfavon, as a fast...

If the steal is successful, Malfavon, as a fast runner on third with one out, can score on a fielder's choice, a sacrifice fly or a squeeze play. There's a risk of a double play, but, assuming that...
Forum: OOTP 20 - General Discussions 12-11-2019, 10:13 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 524
Posted By TomVeal
The question, I believe, is whether the upgrade...

The question, I believe, is whether the upgrade to OOTP21 will add nonfictional players to the draft pool or otherwise change it. The answer is "no". The draft pool will start from the same place...
Forum: OOTP 20 - General Discussions 12-08-2019, 02:23 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 335
Posted By TomVeal
Not in an online league, unless the commissioner...

Not in an online league, unless the commissioner is willing to be merciful.
Forum: OOTP 20 - General Discussions 12-08-2019, 12:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 570
Posted By TomVeal
Your owner has the same concern that you have: ...

Your owner has the same concern that you have: that the club will eventually be stuck with bloated contracts that will leave little room for signing new talent (and, worse, may be with players whose...
Forum: OOTP 20 - General Discussions 11-18-2019, 12:26 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 869
Posted By TomVeal
What other European cities are already in the WBA?

What other European cities are already in the WBA?
Forum: OOTP 20 - General Discussions 11-09-2019, 08:41 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 641
Posted By TomVeal
The real MLB did the same thing after the 1968...

The real MLB did the same thing after the 1968 "Year of the Pitcher", lowering the mound from 15 to 10 inches. I don't recall that the immediate effects were as dramatic as in your game, but it was...
Forum: OOTP 20 - General Discussions 11-09-2019, 08:28 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,223
Posted By TomVeal
The French league seems to play only on weekends,...

The French league seems to play only on weekends, with no doubleheaders. Only two starters are needed. OOTP overcorrects, however. On the league's "Stats and AI" tab, Pitcher Stamina is "high". I...
Forum: OOTP 20 - General Discussions 10-29-2019, 10:03 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 519
Posted By TomVeal
It seems to me that a former pitcher might be...

It seems to me that a former pitcher might be able to offer quite a bit of insight to batters, whether or not he ever hit very well himself.
Forum: OOTP 20 - General Discussions 10-25-2019, 09:23 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,939
Posted By TomVeal
Game 2 of the World Series definitely supports...

Game 2 of the World Series definitely supports the view that relief pitching has become unreliable. "Put not your trust in bullpens, arms of tin, in whom there is no salvation."
Forum: OOTP 20 - General Discussions 10-21-2019, 10:36 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 482
Posted By TomVeal
If all that you enjoy about the game is winning...

If all that you enjoy about the game is winning World Series rings, OOTP has nothing more to offer you. Unless you cheat, your dynasty will wither, as all dynasties do in the modern MLB. That your...
Forum: OOTP 20 - General Discussions 10-13-2019, 04:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 280
Posted By TomVeal
If you simply want it to be possible for players...

If you simply want it to be possible for players who did well in real life to fail, and vice versa, just have the OOTP development engine handle player development instead of the default of annual...
Forum: OOTP 20 - General Discussions 10-10-2019, 05:44 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,143
Posted By TomVeal
In baseball as in war, there are no infallible...

In baseball as in war, there are no infallible tactics. In time -- maybe surprisingly soon -- hitters will develop who can both achieve great launch angles/exit velocities and poke balls past the...
Forum: OOTP 20 - General Discussions 10-05-2019, 11:42 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,897
Posted By TomVeal
A perfect summary of the Mariners' strategy. I...

A perfect summary of the Mariners' strategy. I think that they set a record this year for most players used in a season.
Forum: OOTP 20 - General Discussions 10-05-2019, 11:37 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,448
Posted By TomVeal
For example, 65 years ago RL had post-season...

For example, 65 years ago RL had post-season results that could only be the product of a serious bug. A team that finished 111-43 obviously couldn't be swept 4-0 by one that couldn't win even 100...
Forum: OOTP 20 - General Discussions 09-14-2019, 06:52 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 341
Posted By TomVeal
You can come close to what you want by using the...

You can come close to what you want by using the All-Time Greats quickstart and turning off player development and aging.
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