Dynasty League replacement teams available
Interested in joining one of our 3 game per day Dynasty leagues? Replacement teams are now available in some of our Dynasty leagues; see the Replacement Teams Available page for a list. Replacement teams are $12.00, which buys you the remainder of this season and all of next season. The earlier you take over one of these teams, the more play you get for your money!
Speed Leagues need replacement and expansion owners, teams available for a discount!
We have several Speed League teams that are looking for Replacement and Expansion owners.
For Term League Expansion teams, you will get a $25 discount off of the price of a new team and control the team for about 8 months. You will participate in an Expansion draft that disperses the players to the new teams. For Replacement teams, you get the rest of this 8 month period, plus the next 8 month period for a cost of between $45 to $55. For Subscription replacement teams, you will get 1 month free!
In addition, if you purchase 2 subscription teams in a given week, we will credit your account with 50% of the initial cost of a subscription team. If you purchase 3 teams, we will credit the full initial cost for one of the subscription teams. Just create a support ticket to request your credit!
Several leagues have been requesting or waiting for merges. The biggest barrier to merges is that league history is lost.
Thanks to an owner suggestion, I believe I have hit upon a method of retaining some history and making it easier to access the older leagues. This would come in a couple of forms:
Changes for February 2018
A couple of changes have been installed.
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.
Dynasty expansion team draft preferences
Back when we had expansion drafts, owners taking over Dynasty teams were able to set their preferences for the upcoming amateur draft. At some point we started having the new owner take over the old team, and the ability to rank the draft went away. I have fixed this, so Expansion owners can now rank the draft again. However, as there is no Dynasty renewal process on the Beta side, I have not been able to test this change as well as I would like, so if you see something amiss please feel free to create a Support ticket for it.
Changes to the Dynasty renewal process
We have made a couple of changes to the Dynasty renewal process. If you have marked yourself as Renewing, we will give you a few days grace after the deadline to renew. Before this, you had to mark yourself as Leaving and notify Admin that you actually intend to renew. After five days, if you still have not renewed your team may be listed for sale.
If your team has been listed for sale, and you have the credits to renew, you can go to the Renewal page and remove your team from the sale list by renewing for next season if it's not too far past the deadline.
Blocking Trade Proposals
As a group, we tend to have a good group of team owners who get along well. However, on occasion we do find that some owners find trade proposals from particular owners an annoyance, either due to the quality or quantity of the offers. If there is an owner you do not wish to trade with, go to your Help menu and select Block Trades, and you will be able to enter the name of the owner you do not wish to trade with. Trades will be blocked in both directions; existing trade proposals will be unaffected.
If you don't want any trades at all, you can disable trades from all owners, again in both directions.
Note that these settings are system wide, not just for this league. So if you block trades with SampleOwner, you won't be able to trade with SampleOwner in any baseball league.
You can, of course, remove trade blocks that you have initiated. You can't remove blocks set by other owners or by Admin.
Temporary Support Slowdown
Admin Chris is recovering from heart surgery. We are catching up Support now, and should be back on a normal schedule soon.
Site Rules Updated
The Site Rules have been updated. Most of the changes are simple clarifications of existing rules, such as:
The mobile-optimized pages are meant for small screens like phones; they may not be effective on a tablet-sized device even though it will be detected as mobile. The Help menu has an option to ignore the device detection and force the mobile or full site views.
Trouble With Menus?
If you are having trouble with the menus, there may be a compatibility issue with your browser.
We recommend that all users choose either Dynamic Below Ads or Static. You can change this setting by going to Edit Owner Profile.
Additional credit conversion options for Dynasty owners
For those that only play in Dynasty leagues, the recently issued credits are in inconvenient amounts; for example, you may have been issued $10 in credit but your conversion options are for $5.99 or $10.95 for D$500 or D$1000, leaving you credit you can't use. I have added options to convert in $5 increments to make it easier for you to use your credit, and a note on your Renewal page reminding you that this credit is available. Go to your Account page to see your credit. You can use the credit conversion page to convert to Dynasty Dollars if needed.
League Boards Now Available
The first time an owner accesses your league board, the new board will be created automatically.
Outage Credit Issued
All paid users have been issued site credit to compensate for the inconvenience of the outage and recovery. You'll have $10 credit if you have ever paid for a team, plus $5 for each active paid baseball or football team (active meaning you are less than 10 days past your expiration date, or in a current Term or Dynasty season). Go to your Account page to see your credit. You can use the credit conversion page to convert to Dynasty Dollars if needed.
Forums Back Online
We have setup new forums at forum.simdynasty.com. If you cannot access them, log out and log back in and your message board account will be automatically created and/or updated with your new password.
Statement on the Outage
We E-mailed a statement on the outage to all users. If you missed that statement, it can be found here.
Introducing the DynastyBot
For a variety of reasons, we have added an automated team owner called the DynastyBot. You may notice this in some Dynasty leagues this season, or in some Speed leagues in the future. DynastyBot will do some basic team management. For the full details and rationale behind this feature, please see this thread.
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