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kingfc22 12-16-2008 02:29 PM

Just wondering if anybody is still playing and has the game gotten better since the crash in the TL and the introduction of idiotic "smart" fans?

the_meanstrosity 12-21-2008 08:23 PM

I still play, but I don't know that anything is really improved even with the changes.

sterlingice 01-04-2009 12:08 AM

I'm still playing.

1) Idiotic smart fans are the same but they're moderated. Instead of bleeding 22 fans in a week, you drop 11 in 2 weeks. I guess that's better... They still haven't solved the real problem of people camping down in lower levels because you can do deeper cup runs that way.

2) The crash lasted a few seasons but then they realized this was bad and inflated the market again, putting a bunch of cash back in. However, in the last 2 weeks, they've killed daytrading, probably once and for all: players have to play a game for each selling attempt, so after buying, you have to play them at least once before selling them again and if you price it too high and they don't sell, they have to play another game before another sale attempt. We'll see what happens. That's probably a necessary evil but they may have to reinflate the market again after this.


PilotMan 01-04-2009 10:59 AM

I still have a team, but haven't fielded a competitive team since I quit.

finketr 01-09-2009 12:00 PM

still playing by some definition...

the new layout drives me bonkers.. the rat bastards...

still hanging around in III..

maybe i should drop down and go for deeper runs.

MrBug708 01-17-2009 08:29 PM

I just got an email from my old "captain" of my hattrick team, inviting me back to hattrick

finketr 01-20-2009 03:04 PM

i'm still in d3 after beating meanstrosity's mo-kan bastards in a qualifier.

sterlingice 01-21-2009 08:24 PM

Is his team still alive?


duckman 01-24-2009 12:42 PM


Originally Posted by MrBug708 (Post 1925041)
I just got an email from my old "captain" of my hattrick team, inviting me back to hattrick

Heh, I just received the same email asking to return. :D

finketr 01-26-2009 01:20 PM


Originally Posted by sterlingice (Post 1928134)
Is his team still alive?


they were.. fielded a real team i think.

tucker rocky 08-09-2009 10:52 AM


Originally Posted by sterlingice (Post 1928134)
Is his team still alive?



Originally Posted by finketr (Post 1931292)
they were.. fielded a real team i think.

I played a friendly with Mokan a few weeks back.

As is the case with my team, Mokan still messes around once in awhile, seriously playing, then becoming disinterested.

the_meanstrosity 08-12-2009 05:34 AM

Yeah, my squad (MoKan) is still alive and half-heartedly kicking. I log in a couple of times a week to set basic lineups and schedule a friendly. I'm pretty much past the point of interest in Hattrick, but I stay on simply because I'm too stubborn to drop a squad I've invested so much time in.

I'll probably get the bug to rebuild my squad again soon. So if anyone has any tips or ideas to throw out let me know. My goal would be to create a financially feasible squad that can be competitive in III. I'm actually losing money this season because of how poorly the squad has played vs how high fan expectations were. I knew it would be a struggle given the cost cutting I did last season, so color me surprised when the fans still believed I should win the series despite not having anywhere near the top talent of the league. Just another thing to rant about Hattrick, lol.


Originally Posted by tucker rocky (Post 2091240)
I played a friendly with Mokan a few weeks back.

As is the case with my team, Mokan still messes around once in awhile, seriously playing, then becoming disinterested.

Alf 08-13-2009 10:37 AM

My team is still alive doing okay in french Div IV. I'm obvisouly still hanging around because of my stats site and also because I am now CHPP-Admin (been that for over 2 years now). The game is still enjoyable and very much stable. I love the new look and HTs have introduced a stage site which allwos them to test stuff more before release to production site.

They also seem to be preparing an overhaul change of the game engine at some point in the future.

Alf Trickers is still alive !

Qwikshot 08-14-2009 09:19 AM

Ultra Nox is no more.

MacroGuru 08-30-2009 11:08 AM

I have been getting the itch to get back into it again.

MacroGuru 08-31-2009 09:33 AM


Originally Posted by MacroGuru (Post 2105111)
I have been getting the itch to get back into it again.

Dola, waiting for approval for Clarence Red Devils FC

ntndeacon 08-31-2009 03:49 PM

starting back the Deacons as well.

GoldenEagle 09-02-2009 09:52 AM

So I decided to reapply for a team for Hattrick. Here is the message that I get:

The GameMasters have examined your application for a team named Little Rock FC in Hattrick at Unfortunately, your application was found to be unsatisfactory, either because it was incomplete, incorrect, or both. You are welcome to submit a new application. While the following may or may not have been among the reasons for the rejection of your application, some common causes for rejection are:

Offensive team name or alias: You are expected to use non-offensive team names and aliases. Hattrick is a meeting place for people from around the world, children as well as adults. Racist or similarly discriminatory names will not be tolerated.

Applying to a league different from the place where you live: Hattrick rules require users to subscribe to the league corresponding to the country they live in.

We are sorry that we could not accept your application and need to ask you to resubmit it. We hope to see you in the world of Hattrick soon anyway!

You supplied the following:

Alias: timbrice14
Team name: Little Rock FC
Postal Address: 72201 Little Rock


finketr 09-02-2009 10:22 AM



ntndeacon 09-02-2009 12:35 PM

Ge I would ask about that. That seems incomprehensible. BTW I am now in VI.247 going through the manger's challenge

Masked 09-04-2009 01:22 AM

A thread in the questions forum suggested another possibility - there is already a team named Little Rock F.C. (in Italy)

MacroGuru 09-22-2009 08:24 AM


Originally Posted by MacroGuru (Post 2105555)
Dola, waiting for approval for Clarence Red Devils FC

Been approved, lost my 1st cup match in shootouts, lost the 1st series and home game, the series I am in has 2 Human owners and the rest are bots.

I love a lot of the stuff they have added, it brought back the feel of fun to HT for me and I think I am hooked again for quite awhile.

I am training scoring like I used to, running the 3-4-3 and I am enjoying it. Bought a bunch of 17 and 18 year olds with at least inadequate to train fast and see what I can do.

The Youth Academy addition is pretty cool as well.

TargetPractice6 09-22-2009 01:48 PM

I've been playing again for a couple years now (Airborne Penguins, again). The game is night and day better than it used to be.

GoldenEagle 09-24-2009 03:44 PM

I just signed up and got a team called the Arkansas Cobras. Is there anything I need to know? Is that one HT program still around that showed you all of your training progress and such?

Professor58 09-24-2009 06:38 PM


Originally Posted by GoldenEagle (Post 2126305)
I just signed up and got a team called the Arkansas Cobras. Is there anything I need to know? Is that one HT program still around that showed you all of your training progress and such?

HAM is still around. It is the only one I ever used. I sure there are others out there.

Tellistto 10-20-2009 04:58 PM

Late to the party, but Fizzle United is still around. In a rebuild now, training PM in DV.


PilotMan 10-22-2009 12:31 PM

Well the MISFC finally died almost 2 yrs after my last active game. Can't say I am all that excited to try again.

vex 10-22-2009 05:20 PM

Well that's kind of cool, didn't realize others were starting back up as well.

I'm back as well as the NEO Sidekicks. Going to try Keeper training for now since I always wanted to back in the day. Any super formations to go with(ala 3-5-2) or any to stay away from nowadays?

vex 10-25-2009 01:12 PM

Can't remember, does this guy have any chance at coming back?

Lorenzo Brannon 7 Weeks
25 years and 106 days, TSI = 500
In inadequate form, passable stamina.
Keeper: disastrous
Defending: passable
Playmaking: wretched
Winger: solid
Passing: passable
Scoring: inadequate
Set pieces:

Masked 10-26-2009 12:06 AM

He'll come back, but it will take awhile. Injuries to 30+ year old players are the ones that don't heal.

illinifan999 11-02-2009 03:11 PM

How the heck do I re-position a player?

finketr 11-03-2009 01:55 PM

pulldown menu in the old text style.

drag-drop in the flash version.

if you mean change orders like off/def, etc, then click the little circle in the flash version.

Tellistto 12-05-2009 09:01 AM

Heh, my first U-20 player in Harris Reagan. Wasn't expecting that, thought he was a bit behind others, but hey, will take it!


chesapeake 12-15-2009 04:32 PM

I decided to get back in after being out for a year or so. Starting at the bottom sucks. My team was formerly called DC Untied, but I decided a new start required a new name -- the Chesapeake Bay Retrievers (226449). Anyone looking for a pushover to challenge to a friendly is welcome to apply. I am already in debt, so I'd ask that anyone outside of the US challenges me to play at my house.

GoldenEagle 01-10-2010 03:12 PM

I finally got around to cleaning up my team. I have got a couple of quick questions:

1) What is the right ratio for background staff again? Do I want hire 10 of each?
2) Are most people doing the Youth Academy or the old style way of doing youth pulls?

GoldenEagle 01-10-2010 03:33 PM

This is stupid. I can't change my formation until a GM improves my details that I filled in. I want to run a 3-4-3 for today's match but I have to run a 4-4-2. Not cool.

Tellistto 01-10-2010 07:04 PM

As far as staff goes. Depending on your training, you want 10 total of assistant or goalkeeper coaches, either 8 and 2, or 9 and 1. I keep 10 spokespersons but I have lots of money, that might not be what you want to do. As far as the youth academy, I'd say it's probably half and half. The problem with starting a YA is that you have to wait an entire season from the time you open it to pull a player. With the other you can pull the same week, even if the player pulled will likely suck.

They attempt to keep new players from making huge mistakes and quiting because of those mistakes, by making new managers do the manager's liscense. It's not that hard, but yes it does take some time to get full control of your team.

Hope this helps some.


GoldenEagle 01-10-2010 07:17 PM

Are you eventually going to be getting more consistent and good players out of your system if you go the youth academy route?

Tellistto 01-10-2010 08:00 PM

You do have a lot more control over what happens with the youth that comes out of the youth academy, and there is a much greater chance of getting a decent player or two a season vs. the random draw type of thing. At least that is my opinion.

I restarted my YA when I decided to really care about my team again, then I decided I didn't really care about my team per se, but I do feel like using my 35+ million to help the nation and it's teams.

Excellent coach pipeline established, excellent coach will be promoted end of current season. Have two more solid/solids after him just milking the experience and an inad/solid doing the same that is much younger.


GoldenEagle 01-11-2010 07:17 PM

Does it still take about 8 weeks for a player to 'pop'?

Tellistto 01-11-2010 09:23 PM

Depends on age and skill level and all that stuff. Lower level skills increase faster, higher level skills increase slower, all modified by the age of the player.

I'm not all that up to speed on it myself, as far as all the various skills.


GoldenEagle 01-14-2010 05:12 PM

I rounded out my squad by snapping up my last trainee this morning. We are going to be training scoring. I don't if I will be able to promote this year, since we tanked the first match against the hardest opponent in my series. But another year in VI will not do me much harm. I will probably expand the stadium and I would imagine I could win the series next year without much investment in my squad.

finkenst 01-17-2010 05:51 PM

i'm thinking about switching to wing from defense..while my midfield stagnates away in iii.4 (i think)

GoldenEagle 01-21-2010 06:47 AM

Do I need to hire doctors or physios if I want to get my players back from injury faster?

Tellistto 01-21-2010 07:13 AM

Doctors will decrease the healing time. Physios are supposed to decrease the chance of injury in the first place. I do not know if that last actually works, but I think I run with 5 of those at all times. Again, I have lots and lots of money. Not so much for a newer team.


GoldenEagle 01-22-2010 08:02 AM

I get this event when I logged in today:

The team has missed out on training for the week due the incomprehensible actions of the club manager.


Tellistto 01-22-2010 07:34 PM

Don't see anything wrong with your lineups, so must have something to do with your assistants. Do you have more than 10 combined assistant/goalkeeper coaches? Or more than 10 of any other kind of coach?


GoldenEagle 01-24-2010 12:35 AM

I guess it had to do with coaches, even though fired a couple before training ran.

Here is my latest youth pull, if only he could have been a year younger:

Terrance Johnson (274127414)

18 years and 10 days, Next birthday: 5-6-2010

In passable form, inadequate stamina.
A sympathetic guy who is tranquil and dishonest.
Has non-existent experience and poor leadership abilities.

Owner: Arkansas Cobras (since 1-24-2010)
Total Skill Index (TSI): 1 680
Wage: 490 US$/week
Warnings: 0
Injuries: Healthy


Current skills

Keeper: disastrous
Defending: poor
Playmaking: passable
Winger: solid
Passing: passable
Scoring: wretched
Set pieces: poor

GoldenEagle 01-26-2010 11:05 PM

I went back and looked at my old team tonight. Those were some fun years when it seemed like everyone on FOFC had a team. I remember the HUGE FOFC cup threads. It looks like some of my old players stuck are still in the game. Pretty cool to see.

I am still hoping Terrance Johnson can pull me in some nice money in the transfer market.

GoldenEagle 01-27-2010 12:03 PM

I got $379,0000 for Terrance. Not bad, but I was hoping to get around $500k but I will take it.

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