I don't think you fully understand the correct situation. Nobody gets 100 "free" BC playing this game. You pay a minimum of 1632 Boss Coins to purchase the additional training sessions over 4 days to arrive at a minimum of 150 sessions in total. The cost of purchasing Boss Coins in cash will amount to .> €12 and you will then get back as a runner-up prize 100 Boss coins (worth approximately Euro 0.75). It is my understanding that not too many people buy the Boss or Super packs of BC's, so the cost is higher for the smaller packages of Boss coins.
Posts made by neil warn
RE: New event: Top Trainer
RE: New event: Top Trainer
if you think that everyone participating has worked out the maths and more importantly the cost, then they must all have a total lack of understanding on the value of money or have rich parents or both.
How many would take part if Game Basics were upfront with the cost by issuing a wealth warning. What *** would enter a competition where even the winner was worst off than when they started? The title of the event should be 'Richest Trainer'. This has nothing to do with skill or experience just money making exercise by GB. They are relying on a number of managers not caring how much anything costs and those caught up in their excitement to participate who had not fully considered the financial ramifications of taking part.
As a Community Manager you will no doubt be able to obtain a full breakdown on the number who started to apply additional training but failed to reach the 150 sessions in the 4 day period. Most of those, I am sure, were lured by the amazing prizes on offer and only belatedly realised they had made a mistake when looking at their Boss Coin total reducing dramatically. I await the breakdown figures with interest.
I fully appreciate that GB has a business to run and find ways to make a profit, but this should have borne a wealth warning that 'you will not get back what you pay in'.
Why not offer something worth winning like a 1 million Boss Coin prize, with an hourly update of the training league table so all the rich boys could try and outdo one another by training their players every few minutes - may have a greater income potential for BC than current event.
RE: New event: Top Trainer
@killing-spread_nl DON'T BE CONNED BY NEW EVENT
Don't know where you get the figure of 760 Boss coins from but appears to be on the low side. As additional training is extortionately expensive for the benefits received, why are managers even bothering to play a part.
If all 4 teams are in operation over the 4 days of this promotion, then a maximum of 48 standard training sessions will be completed (4 teams x 3 training sessions per day x 4 days costing 48 boss coins) . That is assuming that you can set up training every 8 hours, which most people can't because of work or school and sleep commitments.
Therefore, to gain 150 training sessions, a further minimum of 102 sessions must be purchased. Can't recall actual cost but must be at least 16 boss coins per session (as it costs 16 coins to upgrade with 7+ hours remaining of the session - most likely 17 or 18 boss coins per session) For the exercise we will use only 16 per session. Therefore, 102 additional sessions x 16 boss coins per session = 1632 boss coins. Add 1 boss coin as cost for standard training session, the grand total is a minimum cost of 1680 boss coins less your 'win' of 100 coins.
So for all of those managers that have been conned into this training frenzy, the cost in hard cash will be a minimum of EURO11.70 or GBP10.63 if you had bought a Boss pack of coins. If you had purchased the pack described as "Popular" (Euro19.99 for 2350 coins) it would equate to a cost of Euro13.44 or GBP12.18 .
All those taking part will lose out, even the winner!!!!!
Only benefits are that some of your players have increase skill levels and increased their transfer values. That may be enough to tip a match result in your favour, but is questionable given the strange calculations used by the match simulators.
RE: Transfer Market & Negotiations
There are numerous reasons why human managers fail to respond to transfer offers from other managers in their league, some of which I list below:
- Commonly the most annoying is an offer for a 'star' player for too low an amount (75% - 150% of actual value) . Let's say a player has a value of £10 million, then receiving an offer that falls below all other players on the transfer list of a similar age and player rating is unlikely to receive acceptance. How is that seller going to replace his undersold player with another player of better quality?. If the seller wishes to sell the player you are chasing, his best bet is to go for a maximum return and that can only be gained by placing the player on the transfer list at 2.49999 times the players actual value, which would be £24.99 million. The object of transfer dealings is to slowly increase the quality or size of your squad. It doesn't happen overnight and can take most of the season to improve it adequately. There are too many factors that govern transfer success to go into here. As you gain experience you will pick up the necessary skills. The are various exceptions, when a manager may accept low or even silly offers, such as when they are having difficulty selling players to raise a particular player or a special offer player becomes available and insufficient funds are held. It may be the case a manager has too many players in their squad or in a certain position or has suffered a number of injuries or suspensions through red card or yellow accumulation and needs to quickly buy a player to 'plug a gap' in their squad. It is easier to sell players of a low value than higher valued players, which may stick on the transfer list for a lengthy period, so by selling a player at less than their fair value will allow that manager to continue to train players and improve their stadium, if they were particularly low in funds.
- The manager to whom you have sent an offer may not choose to sell to any team in that league, especially a team in direct competition with them.
- The manager receiving the offer could just sit on the request as a method of preventing you from improving your team. The longer your request sits in his inbox, he can improve his team faster than you. Also, interest is lost whilst an offer is outstanding, as you can't transfer all your funds to 'savings' before simulation each evening. Part or all your funds are tied up whilst your offer is open.
- Many managers have very limited amount of free time and all available time is spent in setting up their team(s) for that evenings matches and dismiss all offers or maybe just those stupidly low offers that most managers nowadays seem to make.
- Managers are not obligated to sell their players to all or any team putting in an offer. Depending on the player, even if you offered the maximum possible amount, you only stand less than 5% chance of success. If a replacement can't be obtained from the transfer list, with a higher rating or better qualities, then there is no point in selling for any amount of money.
I invariably receive at least 5 pitifully low offers each season, most attempting to get me to sell them my leading scorers or highly rated goalkeeper. Why should I sell them one of my best players at any form of discount - how can that benefit me?
There are tactics and strategies that may allow the sale of a player at a discount - sell to a team in a lower position than your team who is due to play against your main challenger in the league for the title. Maybe that transferred player makes a difference and allows his new team to perform above expectation against your league rival, maybe gaining a draw, or even better, a win.
I could write a book about the subject of transfers, but have rambled on too long already.
Unable to process Cheater Report
Having typed in my detailed Cheater Report and then pressed the 'Continue' button, a note in red appeared , to indicate something had gone wrong and to raise the issue here. ("Something went wrong, please help us by reporting on the forums.").
As the nature of my report involves potential fraudulent activity against GB, I would appreciate a PM soonest, advising how I can report my findings, ideally giving me the email address of the GB director responsible for computer integrity/hacking.
Await your response.
All the best
Facility to play 'Away' friendly matches
Is there a facility allowing us to choose an away friendly match rather than always having to play home friendlies?
If not, can this be put forward as a suggestion to the game developers for future inclusion.
There are certain combinations of formations that appear to be too heavily weighted in favor of the away team (especially if they are higher goal teams), and irrespective of the strength of your own team/squad in relation to theirs, heavy home defeats occur. In order to practice alternative formations it would be useful to play 'away' friendlies rather than sacrifice 'real' matches in leagues in trialing new tactics and strategies.