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Old 09-20-2017, 02:17 PM   #1
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League Expansion Changes?

With the changes in customization and the addition of a 31st team in Vegas, are there any changes to the league expansion wizard so that we can add 1, 2, or even more teams at a time per season? If I remember correctly, previous games only allowed 2 teams for expansion per season.
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Old 09-20-2017, 08:01 PM   #2
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Still two at a time. But with the schedule generator working better now (that's the reason we were able to introduce more customization to fictional leagues, and handle new European leagues with split-season schedules), making expansion more flexible is much less of a problem than it previously was, so that's probably going to change when we can find the time to make the other necessary adjustments.
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Old 09-23-2017, 03:32 PM   #3
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is there a limit on the number of expansions?

For Example could I start a fictional league with 8 teams and over time expand it to 30?
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Still two at a time.
So you're basically saying that we could never have a NHL with even numbered teams? As we start with 31, and only can add two/four/six etc., you won't be able to have 32/34/36 and so on?
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Old 09-23-2017, 04:57 PM   #5
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So you're basically saying that we could never have a NHL with even numbered teams? As we start with 31, and only can add two/four/six etc., you won't be able to have 32/34/36 and so on?
Right now, yeah. Single-team expansion was on the to-do list, but hasn't made it in yet. Probably not a lot of work to add it, but it's just a matter of finding the time.
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Right now, yeah. Single-team expansion was on the to-do list, but hasn't made it in yet. Probably not a lot of work to add it, but it's just a matter of finding the time.
Ok
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is there a limit on the number of expansions?

For Example could I start a fictional league with 8 teams and over time expand it to 30?
I'm curious about this too. I like starting with a lower number and gradually expanding my league so I'd like to know if there is a max limit like with FHM2.
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NHL limit will still be 3 expansions; I don't think that applies to custom leagues right now, but there's a problem at the moment with the larger league sizes, so I can't check that for sure - we may have to limit the total number of teams.
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NHL limit will still be 3 expansions; I don't think that applies to custom leagues right now, but there's a problem at the moment with the larger league sizes, so I can't check that for sure - we may have to limit the total number of teams.
Ok, so it's more a total team limit than a limit of the number of expansions that can happen? So we could have an original six league that expands to 30 teams over time? I think this is what you're saying.
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Also, is it possible to contract a custom league? I'm specifically thinking of recreating a situation like the great depression.
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Also, is it possible to contract a custom league? I'm specifically thinking of recreating a situation like the great depression.
No, not possible to delete teams at the moment.
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Ok, so it's more a total team limit than a limit of the number of expansions that can happen? So we could have an original six league that expands to 30 teams over time? I think this is what you're saying.
Yes, it is a team limit, not a expansion limit. I don┤t have the code in front of me but I think it is indeed 36.
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Just tested it, yeah, it's 36. Went from 6 up to 36 (2 per year), then at 36 it's disabled.
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NHL limit will still be 3 expansions; I don't think that applies to custom leagues right now, but there's a problem at the moment with the larger league sizes, so I can't check that for sure - we may have to limit the total number of teams.
If the team limit is 36 but the NHL, with a current total of 31 teams, is limited to 3 expansions of 2 teams each....wouldn't that be a total of 37 teams which is obviously one more than 36 teams?
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If the team limit is 36 but the NHL, with a current total of 31 teams, is limited to 3 expansions of 2 teams each....wouldn't that be a total of 37 teams which is obviously one more than 36 teams?
It'll go to 37 if it's starting from an odd number of teams.
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It'll go to 37 if it's starting from an odd number of teams.
Will it possible to have larger Custom Leagues even those fashioned after the current day NHL?
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