Originally Posted by rageeumr
All of this.
I feel like the hours I spent researching were a pretty big waste of time. I'm not bitter, I knew the rules going in. But I don't think the system as it stands today is optimum.
I think every player (or at least MOST players) should have an immediate signing threshold. If you bid over $300 for Sherman he's yours. The actual number shouldn't be public knowledge.
Or perhaps an algorithm that assigns a percentage chance for an immediate signing that increases in probability as the bids get higher (a guy has a .0001% chance of immediately signing for $1, but a 75% chance of signing immediately for $250).
There needs to be an incentive to bid early and often. Otherwise the snipers have all the leverage.
I also think the whole system is a bit too transparent. To best illustrate what really happens in the NFL, the waters need to be muddied a bit, IMO. An NFL GM has an agent and other GMs for sources, neither of which may be telling them the whole story. I'm not sure how you implement that into the game, but I think it would be an improvement.
I don't like the immediate signing. it caters to the person that clicks the button first.
Here's a thought though. Instead of having the nickel and dime micro-transactions that go back and forth. Make it a 3-bid limit per player... meaning you can only bid 3 times for that player. Once you've bid that third time You've submitted your highest. Will make people actually bid closer to what they'd be willing to pay rather than just doing $1 over the most recent, repeatedly. This only works if the bid owner is private though.