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Old 07-19-2015, 07:32 AM   #21
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Check it out, a new blog post has just gone live, dealing with expansion in FHM 2:

Build Your Franchise From Scratch ? Expansion Comes to FHM 2 (Part 1)
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Old 07-19-2015, 07:50 AM   #22
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Create a player option!
Yeah-I was going to ask about that option.


Is it one player at a time or can you do a lot more players at one time too save time?


Can you create 10 Wayne Gretzky's at a time to add to a fictional league or expansion team(s)?
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Old 07-19-2015, 12:05 PM   #23
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It looks like we will be able to assign expansion teams to any division. Is this true?

Any official final word on max expansion (5 expansions-10 teams?)?

Are minor league expansion teams automatically assigned to a division or can we assign them?
Yes I had the option of any division.. But it ended up being the logical expansion of making it 8, 8, 8, 8.. I am not sure what would happen if you tried to overload one division ... I would assume for the sake of schedules working properly, only certain configurations can work.

I haven't heard any official final word, but I believe expansion up to 36 is the last I had heard.

The minor league teams are automatically assigned.
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Will expansion teams participate in the rookie draft going into their first season? If not, this is an adjustment that should absolutely be made.
I'll check in with the team on this, as right now the expansion draft occurs in the first couple days of July - meaning after the entry draft.
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this looks nice. how about relocation will that be happening in the game this year? say pheonix just can't keep a team around?
Yes you can manually relocate any team in commissioner mode, so this will be possible.
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Old 07-19-2015, 12:09 PM   #26
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Are custom leagues available? Would like to play my Endor Hockey League and when BTS comes out my Endor Football League.
Yes, there are fictional leagues. There's not the same customization of every single aspect, but with a little creativity you would be able to make Endor .. the only thing I can see is that teams actually have to have a real life city to be based in .. But perhaps if someone is proficient in editing the default cities file, this could be worked around. I am not entirely sure how that might work.
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Yes you can manually relocate any team in commissioner mode, so this will be possible.
When moving a team manually can you also move them to another division( or conference)?
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Old 07-19-2015, 01:38 PM   #28
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I'll check in with the team on this, as right now the expansion draft occurs in the first couple days of July - meaning after the entry draft.
I realize there are probably technical reasons for this, but this seems like a mistake. I remember the last four expansion teams and all of them got to participate in the draft before their first season. It's important to get that young talent into the organization.

Probably too late to adjust for FHM2, but something I'd like considered for FHM3.

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Yeah-I was going to ask about that option.


Is it one player at a time or can you do a lot more players at one time too save time?


Can you create 10 Wayne Gretzky's at a time to add to a fictional league or expansion team(s)?
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Create a player option!
The create a player option allows you to input the guy's name (or random name), his nationality, main position and his quality.

No, there is no option to add 10 Wayne Gretzky's .. You can create new players pretty quickly though of whatever quality.
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The create a player option allows you to input the guy's name (or random name), his nationality, main position and his quality.

No, there is no option to add 10 Wayne Gretzky's .. You can create new players pretty quickly though of whatever quality.
I like that option! does ootp 16 have that as well?
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This all looks amazing! I can't wait for this game to come out!

Is the league expansion just for the NHL or is it available for all leagues? I'd love to see how expanding the elite league would shape up!
I'll have to check on this, as it's not something I have personally tried yet. I'll get back to you.
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When moving a team manually can you also move them to another division( or conference)?
I don't believe so.
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I don't believe so.


So we can't relocate teams and shuffle the divisions?
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Expansion at this time will be limited to the NHL.

I spoke with Jeff and he mentioned expansion requires a lot of coding to make sure the league and those with relationships with it still function correctly.

The NHL is easier in this respect as it isn't subordinate to any other leagues, doesn't have a promotion/relegation system and has a contract/rights system that is expansion friendly.

There are no definite plans to add expansion to other leagues, but it is a possibility for the future.
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So we can't relocate teams and shuffle the divisions?
No.... Changing division/conferences tends to be a prolific bug producer as there are a lot of checks and balances that need to go into it.

Once again, could be an option for future but as of now to keep things simple and avoid needless bugs when people change their alignments all around, you are confined to the existing configurations.
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There are no definite plans to add expansion to other leagues, but it is a possibility for the future.
What about the AHL, which is the feeder league for the NHL?
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What about the AHL, which is the feeder league for the NHL?
Upon expansion, the new NHL franchises do get AHL and ECHL franchises.
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definitely a great new feature to the game. Tons of fun with this! Building history with a new expansion franchise With the AHL and ECHL expanding with their NHL affiliate it's worth everyone trying out.
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You can always take the NHL and turn it into a fictional league and take players and move them to other teams(as long as editing works).

The Detroit Red Wings(minus all their players) moved are no longer the Detroit Red Wings.
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Upon expansion, the new NHL franchises do get AHL and ECHL franchises.
Cool. Definitely something worth mentioning in your next blog post imo.
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