Greatest Teams Leagues debut with new scheduler
DYNASTY League Baseball Online allows you to join either a 54 or 162 game Greatest Team league over a six month period.
Below: New “View Roster and Player card” feature allows you to view a teams roster and player cards before you join a league or tournament.
The 162 game season leagues plays three two or three game series three times a week over the six month period (22 weeks) and is recommended for those players with more free time.
You will be able to select your favorite Greatest Team from a field of 83 different Greatest Teams from 1924 – 2010 and play in the matching ball park.
Each week you will be able to play your series live vs. your opponent. If you can’t make the scheduled date and time you can reschedule for a different date and time later in the week. If your opponent has not shown up at game time and has not sent a reschedule request you have three options with the opponent missing dialog:
1) Postpone the game for 5 minutes to wait for him.
2) Reschedule the game for a different time and date.
3) Play the game vs. the computer manager.
The opponent missing dialog is shown below:
Everything runs like clock work with stats, standings and league leaders all
updated in real time and everyone keeping up at the same schedule pace.
162 game leagues will work slightly differently in terms of the scheduling options:
“Control” will be assigned to one team or the other for each series. This is how “control” will work. For series you have “control”:
A) Up until the day of the series, you have 3 options:
1) Select an option that indicates you will play the game at a time of your choosing against the computer manager. This will let your opponent know they are not involved in a multi-player game.
2) Indicate you are going to play the game at the normal time and your opponent can show up for a multi-player game.
3) Attempt to reschedule the game with your opponent. Anytime up to the point that the opponent accepts, you can delete this request and choose option 1 (unless it is game day)
B) If you don’t choose anything by game day, the 162 game league scheduling options will just operate like a 54 game league.
Each league will have 12 teams divided into two AL and NL divisions with the division
winners playing in the World Series to determine the champion.
You can invite your friends to join you in the same league by using the new
invite a friend link in the left column of page once you have logged into
Current season continuous draft leagues will be available later this Spring
with an integrated live draft room.
You can be in both a Greatest Team league and current season continuous
draft league simultaneously if you wish.
The ease of playing in a DYNASTY League Baseball Online league is what makes it so compelling for busy people (which is most everyone) to be in a league. What became evident this past year when we used DYNASTY League Baseball Online for the SNBL to test, is just how easy it was to play other people, be a league member and manage the league as Commissioner.
Gone is the task of configuring routers, IP addresses and third party software to play other people. Now you log in and click the join button of your scheduled game and you end up at the new “outside the ball park image” and you are ready to play.
Gone is the task of Commissioners finding people to join a league and people finding leagues to join. Now you click and join a league.
Gone is the task of creating a schedule. Now it is done for you.
Gone is the task of installing and updating software upgrades and patches. There is nothing to install with new game features being added on a weekly basis. One kudo here for software architect Jamie Hall is just how few bugs there were even in the beta version. If there are any bugs reported Jamie is able to fix most bugs within a few minutes and those fixes are instantly and automatically available to everyone playing DYNASTY League Baseball Online.
Gone is the task of each league member exporting and importing files to a Commissioner who then has to import those files every week and then resend new files out to league members. This also happens with organization files every time there is a roster change. That is now a totally obsolete way of running a league and part of what makes DYNASTY League Baseball Online so revolutionary as the first and only real time multi-player baseball simulation game.
With DYNASTY League Baseball Online all of that time consuming drudgery is gone and now stats, standings, leaders and box scores for every team are available for the entire league in real time without the league members or Commissioner having to do anything. Everyone now can just focus on having fun playing the games quickly and easily.