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Old 10-15-2018, 03:37 PM   #1
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Should I simulate 20+ years at the beginning of my league?

I have my league set up, backed up and ready to go. Should I simulate 20 years to create a history?
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Old 10-15-2018, 03:53 PM   #2
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Same question I have

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Old 10-15-2018, 10:02 PM   #3
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some people say yes - to get a history etc.
others will tell you to make a back-up (just in case) and then start playing from the beginning.
both have merits. i am too impatient, so i just start playing (well i sim all my games as GM). has worked out OK for me. certainly others have views and experience that differs.
basically if you have a back-up for a starting point, use one way and see how it goes. If you don't like it, that league, delete it, restore your original and try something different. (always give your updated back-up a different name than your base or original one i save every month of the game, or each time i exit, and name the back-up file the date of the game). or you can keep both. you can have a variety of games in your saved folder and can bounce back and forth as you try things.
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My sense is that if you asked 10 people here randomly, usually about 8 of them (at least) would say to sim ahead 20 or more seasons to establish a history for your league (and, I suppose, to make sure your settings are yielding the results you are looking for and something isn't fatally flawed.)

But I would be one of the 2 who wouldn't say that. Actually, I'd say do what feels right to you. But I started my OOPT fictional universe from the beginning because I like to be in on the ground floor and I'm a bit of a completist. So if I'm going to engage in a league, if I'm going to take control of a team, I want to be there for all of it.
And that's worked out fine for me so far.

Still, good reasons to do it either way.
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Old 10-16-2018, 07:45 AM   #5
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It's simple really, ask yourself this question - Do I want to be part of my league's history, or do I just want to look at it after the fact?

Been playing this game since ver 1, have never simmed to get history.
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Old 10-16-2018, 06:34 PM   #6
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I did 25 years and liked the results.
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We had a poll on that in the "General Discussions"-board a few months ago with a wide range of opinions.

There is no "right" or "wrong" on this topic ... a lot of guys sim 50 to 100 seasons to have a solid history to their league. I tried this and it didn't work as I completely lost interest after I had simmed 50 seasons.

So I tried to start with Day 1 of the league and it worked perfectly for me - I simply like how the league develops.

You will need to find out yourself what suits you best.
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My preference is to start without simming some history. I like making my own. The players have more familiarity if I observe from the beginning.
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