Scheduling Issues Update
After a couple of days of going relatively well, last night (10/20) was rough; we had three leagues that just did not want to finish their games. They finally got through overnight, by hand, but in the process I was able to get some good information on the issue. I know this is frustrating; thank you all for your patience as we work through it.
Scheduling Issues Update
I am testing some potential fixes
to the scheduling problems on the Beta server. The command dispatcher is a core function and ordinarily I'd test changes to it for months but if this seems to be a viable fix I may put it into place with only a few days testing. Unfortunately, Beta may not trigger the problem because it only has one running league, but I can at least test that it isn't going to make things worst. More details as I find them out. Thank you all for your patience.
As I am sure you have noticed, our
host is again having issues affecting our scheduling. I have identified a potential workaround and am working on putting it into place; meanwhile I am going to spot-check the schedule periodically to make sure games play somewhat close to normally. I know this is a huge inconvenience; thank you for your patience as I work through it.
Helmet Logo Update
I have updated the logos available for use on your football helmets. 232 new helmet logos have been added for a total of 409 available logos. In addition, many of the existing logos have been improved or replaced. For more information, see this forum thread.
Standings Page Message List Update
The message list on the Standings page has always had two major flaws: it would display deleted messages, and the topics were listed in the order they were first posted rather than the order of the last post in them. These have been fixed; if you see any weirdness or errors in this display, please create a support ticket.
Forum Server Upgraded
We have upgraded the forum server; this should help with the slowness we have seen lately.
Beta has restarted
For those of you with football teams on the Beta server, I have finally fixed a long-standing bug that was keeping the league from progressing. Please check in with your Beta team if you are interested in continuing in Beta. Thank you!
Subscription Name Change
I've gotten questions about the PayPal subscription now showing "Teelo Technologies" rather than "Sim Dynasty". Teelo Technologies has always been the legal name of Sim Dynasty; it is named for our founder, Tyson Lowery. There has been no change to Sim Dynasty's ownership, it is just a display change on PayPal.
Important Note on Multiple Accounts and Rules
When you sign up for the site, you agree to follow the rules of the site. We have had some incidents that require clarification. Please read the statement on this subject in the News forum and if you need a refresher on the rules, you can review the rules here.
Your continued use of the site indicates acknowledgement that you have read the News post above and the Site Rules and agree to both.
Football changes for October 2018 installed
Changes have been installed for football, including some bug fixes, a new timeout strategy rule for the defense, and an adjustment to centers. See the News post in the forum for details.
Old U2Us now available
The old forum browser now supports your old U2U box. It is read-only like the rest of the browser, but you will have access to the messages at least. The old forum browser can be found here, and is now accessible under the Message Board menu option as well.
Experimental access to the old forums available
We've created an experimental browser for the old forums. This is a very rudimentary browser: attachments won't be visible, polls won't be visible, links won't be clickable, many formatting commands may not display properly, and there is no Search function. But the majority of what you need to look at the old forums is in place. If you have any problems with it, please create a support ticket.
Changes for July 2018
The following changes will be active starting July 18:
- Premium League will have the option to skip overtime for preseason games.
- In overtime, both teams will get at least one possession unless the first team with possession scores a touchdown.
- Advanced rules or Fourth Down Situations rules that specify to "go for it" will now override the last second field goal rules. Previously, the last second field goal rules took precedence.
- Support has been added for 8, 12 and 20 team leagues, joining the existing 16, 24, and 32 team leagues.
- A Help link has been added to the Dynasty Vision display.
- The Rulebook is being updated to be laid out in a manner similar to the NFL Rulebook to make it easier to locate information.
Notes on Waive Priority
We have noticed that a few owners appear to be using Waive Priority in the opposite manner in which it is intended. The WP setting on your Roster page indicates the order in which you would prefer players to be waived, rather than just taking the lowest rated inactive player. However, I am seeing Waive Priorities set on highly rated active players, as if it were a "Waive Protection". This is not the case. If a player has a WP of 1 set, he will be auto-waived the next time your roster is out of compliance even if he is an active starter. For more information, see the Game Guide.
Trade Advice page fixed
The Trade Advice page has been fixed. Selecting Advice on a trade will now properly create an advice request on the forum.
Site Rules Updated
The Site Rules have been updated. Most of the changes are simple clarifications of existing rules, such as:
- The minimum age to play Sim Dynasty is 13 years old.
- Only one account is allowed per owner.
- Restrictions on profanity, personal attacks, etc. extend to all communications (team notes, trade notes, player names, etc.), not just forum posts.
There are a couple of genuine "new rules" but these are essentially extensions of existing rules:
- Being generally obnoxious is now against the rules. We had rules against attacking other players, profanity, or disrupting the league, but occasionally someone would work to find the exact spot where they could hover just out of range of these rules and still cause others grief.
- Although we allow multiple owners from the same IP address (family members, co-workers, etc.) within a league, we will no longer allow owners from related addresses to vote on each other's trades and we require that real-world relationships be disclosed in the league forum.
Please take a moment to read the site rules
as your coninued play represents your agreement to follow them.
Commishes: Log in for other owners
Commishes can now log in as owners of teams that are for sale. You will find a Log In link on the League Info page. Again, this has not been as rigorously tested as I normally like so you may run into pages that say you aren't the owner. If this happens, please create a support ticket
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