International Basketball Manager. Your Basket Manager on Internet http://en.ibasketmanager.com International Basketball Manager http://en.ibasketmanager.com/rss.php http://en.ibasketmanager.com/img/login/logo.png Schedule Season 16 http://en.ibasketmanager.com/foros/hilo.php?id=31214 Fri, 27 Dec 2013 20:33:31 +0100
SCHEDULE:
Discover the new schedule for next season!
- Season 15 finishes on Sunday 29th December 2013.
- The game is going to be closed on next Monday 30th December
- On Tuesday 31th and Wednesday 1st will be generated the new season and fix the updates (promotions, relegations, starting new simulator version)
- IBM will run normally sometime Thursday 2nd January 2014.

IMPORTANT TO NOTE:
- As you know on the auction market will not be closed. We earnestly advise you not to put your players up for auction for 0 Euros and from now until the closing game. If a manager decides to do it and the game is closed before the end of the 72 hours auction, the manager will do it under his entire responsibility.
- Don't forget to re-sign the players in last year contract before the end of this season. IF you don't, they will leave your team and go diretly on auction for 0 euros.

First games of next season will take place:
- During the weekend (4th and 5th January) private leagues can be played. Once the game is opened again you can join the private league you want to.
- The regular league is going to start on Monday morning, 6th January.

When starting the new season, remember these 3 rules:
1- Free players (without contract) may be signed via the Scout and General Manager as usual.
2- Players without team will disappear after 10 days.
3- All the players will have 3 days of hostile clause protection, so you can re-sign without problem. The hostile clause protection will last 3 days and will end on Wednesday 8th midnight, so the “hostile clause market” will be opened at Wednesday 8th midnight - Thursday 9th dawn.

Note that at the opening of “hostile clause market” servers are saturated and there may be stability problems in the game. We cannot manage this problem, so if anyone has a problem is beyond our responsibility.
The same problem occurs with players without team put up for auction at the beginning of the season. Sometimes auctions do not end at time due to the large number of players available for auction. We hope there are not any problem but we are not sure so you are warned that might happen, so do not trust during the auction.]]>
UPDATES season 17 http://en.ibasketmanager.com/foros/hilo.php?id=33344 Fri, 28 Mar 2014 14:22:29 +0100
SYSTEM BOT RESTRUCTURING

We have decided to restructure all the system bots for next season.
As you know, system bots are teams managed by the system.

We will move all the system bots to 6th division and we will try to group them in the same groups. In this way we’ll try to get the users playing matches against real managers in all the divisions of the game.

This will have a logical consequence: there will be some incomplete groups. That is why we will promote RANDOMLY some teams in third or fourth place to complete the upper groups if necessary. Note that this will be randomly decided, so please don’t claim if you don’t have the chance to promote.

TEAMS AND GROUPS MIXED
As we did in previous seasons, all the teams from the same division will be mixed in order to play against new opponents in the new season.

Greetings!]]>
UPDATES SEASON 15 http://en.ibasketmanager.com/foros/hilo.php?id=28836 Thu, 26 Sep 2013 15:39:27 +0200
POSSIBILITY TO LOAN A PLAYER TO A HIGHER DIVISION

From this season we can loan our players to a higher division, both juniors and seniors.

REDUCTION OF THE TIME TO RECALL A LOAN – FROM 10 TO 7 DAYS
We had reduced to 7 days the time a player must pass without training to be claimed by his team owner. Thus we reduce the loss of quality of the player on loan without training.
The manager with pack manager can get the player back after only 5 days without any training scheduled.

TO PURCHASE SKILL POINTS
You will be able to purchase skill points or "power ups" with golden balls. Every season you will have the option to add 3 points to each player and distribute skills as you do now.
BUTTON TO ENABLE THE CHANGES IN ADVANCED FOULS
In advanced fouls screen, in tactics section, you will have a button to enable the advanced fouls.

COLOUR TO DIFFERENTIATE TRANSFERS
All agreement transfers, auctions and purchases by hostile clause will be differentiated by colours in both similar transfers screen and in transfer screen. The auctions will be shown in green, while the agreement transfers in red, which does not mean they are wrong. The purchases via hostile clause will not have any colour.

MOVE UP ADVANCED TACTICS
We fixed the bug that blocked the option to put up the advanced tactic in the list. Now you can change the position of the advanced tactic without having to deactivate and then activate it.

NEW ECONOMIC ADVANTAGES IN LOANS

We doubled the loan limit that the system offered to you when contracting a loan in finances screen.
Good news for all users because those who have never contracted a loan will get the double of money and those who have already used this option and have enlarged the limit will get the double of money.

Greetings]]>
New post in U-Play Online's Blog http://en.ibasketmanager.com/foros/hilo.php?id=25613 Fri, 28 Jun 2013 08:43:17 +0200
Hello:

Discover the new post in our blog:

http://uplayonline.com/en/new-screens-of-striker--ibasketball-manager]]>
SCHEDULE and UPDATES Season 14 http://en.ibasketmanager.com/foros/hilo.php?id=25563 Thu, 27 Jun 2013 12:53:47 +0200
SCHEDULE:
Discover the new schedule and updates for next season!
- Season 13 finishes on Sunday 30th June 2013.
- The game is going to be closed on next Monday 1st July
- On Tuesday 2nd and Wednesday 3rd will be generated the new season and fix the updates (promotions, relegations, starting new simulator version)
- IBM will run normally sometime between Wednesday 3rd and Thursday 4th.

IMPORTANT TO NOTE:
- As you know on the auction market will not be closed. We earnestly advise you not to put your players up for auction for 0 Euros and from now until the closing game. If a manager decides to do it and the game is closed before the end of the 72 hours auction, the manager will do it under his entire responsibility.
- Don't forget to re-sign the players in last year contract before the end of this season. IF you don't, they will leave your team and go diretly on auction for 0 euros.

First games of next season will take place:
- During the weekend (6th and 7th July) private leagues can be played. Once the game is opened again you can join the private league you want to.
- The regular league is going to start on Monday morning, 8th July.

When starting the new season, remember these 3 rules:
1- Free players (without contract) may be signed via the Scout and General Manager as usual.
2- Players without team will disappear after 10 days.
3- All the players will have 3 days of hostile clause protection, so you can re-sign without problem. The hostile clause protection will last 3 days and will end on Wednesday 10th midnight, so the “hostile clause market” will be opened at Wednesday 10th midnight - Thursday 11st dawn.

Note that at the opening of “hostile clause market” servers are saturated and there may be stability problems in the game. We cannot manage this problem, so if anyone has a problem is beyond our responsibility.
The same problem occurs with players without team put up for auction at the beginning of the season. Sometimes auctions do not end at time due to the large number of players available for auction. We hope there are not any problem but we are not sure so you are warned that might happen, so do not trust during the auction.


UPDATES:

GROUPS MIXED
- As we did previously, we are going to mix teams from the groups of the same division in order to give you the opportunity to play against new opponents in this new season.

JUNIOR LOANS
- From next season you can loan one senior and one junior to the same team.

TO CANCEL JUNIOR LOANS
- From next season you will have the chance to get back to your team those loan players that do not train for 10 days straight the possibility of loan players do not train for 10 days straight. You will have to be aware of your loan players because any employee will send you a notice.
If a loan player does not train, the tenth day will appear in the player profile a button to cancel the loan. The owner of the player can get the player back without consent of the manager where the player was loaned. Once the player is completely recovered, he can be loaned again to another team.

IMPROVEMENTS IN SCHOOLS
- We have improved the time and average of players from schools. We decided to reduce the time you get new juniors and to improve the initial average of these juniors. Example: two seasons ago you got one junior every 15 days from schools in Lithuania. Last season you got one junior per month from the same school. From next season you will get him every 3 weeks approximately.

RESTRICTIONS IN PURCHASES BY HOSTILE CLAUSE
- We will apply some restrictions regarding purchases by paying hostile clause in juniors. There will be a couple of adjustments:
1. The restriction between divisions regarding transfer agreements of juniors will be removed. Remember that you should show the forecast of the player to purchase by transfer agreement
2. The restriction between divisions regarding purchases by paying hostile clause has been expanded. Now teams from 1st division can “hostile” players until 4th division, teams from 2nd division until 5th division and teams from 3rd division can “hostile” players until 6th division.

GIVE GOLDEN BALLS
- Give Golden Balls to friends! From next season you will have the option to purchase golden balls and give them to the user you want to.
Note: This option is available only with golden balls purchased at the moment of sending the gift, so you cannot give golden balls you have already in your account or golden balls gotten via free golden balls systems.

We would like to point out that we are working hard on the fully redesign of ibasketmanager. A new design that excites us so much and we are sure it will make a breakthrough in the game that all of you will enjoy. Here you have a screenshot of what will be the future of ibasketmanager!






Edited by @ranru 27-06-2013 12:56]]>
50 golden balls FREE for you! Thank you! http://en.ibasketmanager.com/foros/hilo.php?id=15133 Sun, 29 Apr 2012 21:42:27 +0200
http://us.ibasketmanager.com/foros/hilo.php?id=15027

We haven't met the target but also we would like to reward you for all your help with 50 free golden balls for each of you, you are many who have collaborated.

Thank you very much for your collaboration and participation :)

Greetings!

U-PLAY Online Team.

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SCHEDULE and UPDATES SEASON 13 http://en.ibasketmanager.com/foros/hilo.php?id=22741 Thu, 28 Mar 2013 15:10:06 +0100
Discover the new schedule and updates for next season!
- Season 12 finishes on Sunday 31st March 2013.
- The game is going to be closed on next Thursday 2nd
- On Wednesday 3rd and Thursday 4th will be generated the new season and fix the updates (promotions, relegations, starting new simulator version)
- IBM will run normally sometime between Wednesday 3rd and Thursday 4th.

IMPORTANT TO NOTE: As you know on the auction market will not be closed. We earnestly advise you not to put your players up for auction for 0 Euros and from now until the closing game. If a manager decides to do it and the game is closed before the end of the 72 hours auction, the manager will do it under his entire responsibility.

First games of next season will take place:
- During the weekend (6th and 7th April private leagues can be played. Once the game is opened again you can join the private league you want to.
- The regular league is going to start on Monday morning, 8th March.

When starting the new season, remember these 3 rules:
1- Free players (without contract) may be signed via the Scout and General Manager as usual.
2- Players without team will disappear after 10 days.
3- All the players will have 3 days of hostile clause protection, so you can resign without problem. The hostile clause protection will last 3 days and will end on Wednesday 10th midnight, so the “hostile clause market” will be opened at Wednesday 10th midnight - Thursday 11st dawn.

Note that at the opening of “hostile clause market” servers are saturated and there may be stability problems in the game. We cannot manage this problem, so if anyone has a problem is beyond our responsibility.
The same problem occurs with players without team put up for auction at the beginning of the season. Sometimes auctions do not end at time due to the large number of players available for auction.
This season we change the system and we hope the problem will be fixed but we are not sure so you are warned that might happen, so do not trust during the auction.

UPDATES SEASON 13

NEW POWER-UPS

One of the main updates of this season is the appearance of power-ups. Power-ups are special abilities that will be used to improve certain characteristics of our players, and make them more unique. As we have many of their characteristics at 99 already, we will be able to give them an extra boost.

Now inside the players’ info page we will have a new row that will show us player’s level progress. When the bar reaches its end it will mean that the player has completed one level more, and we will have another point to assign to any of the player’s power-ups. The bar will then reset and it will start filling for the next level.





For each level that a player achieves, the manager will be able to assign one point to any of the new 12 power-ups available. Each power-up has 5 ranks, meaning you can assign 5 points to each power-up, increasing its effect.

Quick facts about powerups

- At the start of the next season, all of the players in the game will have some points to spend in power-ups. The number of points to spend will depend on the player’s age. An older player will have more points available. This will increase the market value of older players, as they will be more effective than younger ones.
- The value “loyalty” has been removed from the player info page. It has not been deleted from the game thought; it will be hidden from now on. It doesn’t affect mental average in any way.
- Each level will be more difficult to reach than the previous one. This means it will be fairly easy to complete first levels, but it will get more difficult from that point.

- A power-up cannot be improved to rank 2 until we have 2 other power-ups at rank one. And so on with powerups at rank 5.

- After each game played, players will gain experience points. Experience points are what allow players to reach new levels and use more power-ups.

- We will have to choose wisely what power-ups we want to apply to each player, as we won’t have more than 10-15 per player.

- The impact of power-ups in games is not too big. For example, if a player currently has a 30% of 3-points made, and we get to level 5 in “3-point shooter”, it doesn’t mean it’ll make 80% from now on. Best real players do not make more than 45% of 3-pointers anyway.

Here we show you an image with all the power-ups.





WHISTLE

We are glad to present a new communication tool for all game users. It’s called Whistle, a quite similar Twitter tool that will allow all users write comments to be read by their followers and be more connected with friends.

Features:
-To write messages to your followers and be able to read them too.
- To follow or unfollow any game user.
- To create trending topics using #.
- Being able to know the 10 trending topics of the moment.
- In some game screens the Whistle icon will appear to allow the user to create automatically a new message by clicking on it.

For example: If you want to communicate a game score or if your player has been MVP, a default whistle will be created.
You could find the whistle tool on the main game screen, next to the chat bar.




ASSISTANT COACH AND SCOUT
From now on, we will be able to search players with this parameters:

- Mental average
- Physical average
- Defense average
- Attack average

These options are only available using searches+ ( they cost golden balls )

PLAYER’S INFO PAGE
This page has suffered some important changes:
- We can now see every average number with decimals.
- Total average is shown in big, on the top-right corner.
- Player’s characteristics are now shown with colored bars.
- Loyalty has disappeared from this page.

SCHOOLS
The progression of players that come from the school has been increased. On the contrary, they will take more time to create new players. So in overall we will have less good players.

TAXES
From now on, each player transaction between teams will have a tax attached.

FIRE PLAYERS
The cost associated to fire a player has been increased. It will now be multiplied for the years remaining in that player’s contract. So we will have to be careful with the years we offer when re-signing players or signing a new player.

PLAYER AWARDS
After each game played in every division group, an award will be given to the MVP of the day. This award will be money for the team. This does not include private leagues, cup, or friendly matches.


Feel free to comment this future update here: http://en.ibasketmanager.com/foros/hilo.php?id=22743

Edited by @Esteller_en 28-03-2013 15:12

Edited by @Esteller_en 28-03-2013 15:13]]>
New golden and silver stars Season 13 http://en.ibasketmanager.com/foros/hilo.php?id=22541 Thu, 21 Mar 2013 12:00:48 +0100
Golden Stars

Hello,

We are happy to announce that next season we will have new NBA golden stars!
We are going to put up for auction 30 golden stars, one from each current NBA team and there will be 6 players from each position.

We don’t know the exact date of the auctions because we are already working on the schedule and deciding the auction beginning date but don’t
worry because we will announce the date in advance to give you enough time to check the players.

For the moment we can give you a preview of 5 stars:

Point-guard: Stephan Carry
Shooting-guard: Jones Herdan
Small Forward: Loul Ding
Power Forward: Sergei Iboka
Center : Yavale McGui


Silver star juniors

Procedure:
- The top 10 users ranked in the ranking of achievements can choose the names and some features of the new SILVER STAR JUNIORS that will be auctioned next season. These features are:
- Name and surname.
- Country
- Height
- Weight
- Skin colour
- Hair Colour
- Position (this should be varied, the top finalist users will have preference to choose the position of the players)

-The final election to determine the top 10 in the ranking of achievement will be made during the change of season. Moreover, we will take into account some particular achievements: "private league champion" and "get promotion!". The list of the 10 users and the procedure to give us the information required to create the players will be posted in forum at the beginning of the next season.

Summary:
- Next season there will be a total of 40 stars, 30 golden stars and 10 silver star.
- We will inform you later about the schedule of auctions.
- NOTE: The total number of gold and silver stars in junior and senior team is 3. Teams with already 3 stars in senior team cannot bid and purchase any silver star junior

Next week we will publish the schedule and updates for next season.
Greetings!]]>
Cup Final 11th season http://en.ibasketmanager.com/foros/hilo.php?id=20460 Thu, 27 Dec 2012 10:44:38 +0100
The teams Maccabi Tel Aviv and OLYMPIACOS will face off today
Thursday 27th, december at 10:52h.

We are sure that both teams have already set their tactics, the
starting five line-up and best players to become the champion of the
Cup.

We'll still have to wait to know who the winner is and wears the
T-Shirt of the IBM Cup champion!

U-PLAY Online wishes dan1971 and ultras18 good luck for the game!

Greetings!]]>
Maccabi Tel Aviv rises IBM Cup! http://en.ibasketmanager.com/foros/hilo.php?id=20464 Thu, 27 Dec 2012 16:22:01 +0100 SCHEDULE and UPDATERS Season 12 http://en.ibasketmanager.com/foros/hilo.php?id=20482 Fri, 28 Dec 2012 20:37:36 +0100
- 11th season finishes on Sunday 30th December 2012.
- The game is going to be closed on next Monday 31th
- On Wednesday 2nd January 2013 will generate the new season and fix the updates (promotions, relegations, starting new simulator version)
- IBM will run normally sometime between Wednesday 2nd and Thursday 3. Being hollidays on 1st January we hope to make all changes and reopen the same 2nd January, but if we find any issue we will be waiting Thursday 3rd to run it. We are sorry but this season's inactivity period will be longer due it matches with the end of year.

IMPORTANT TO NOTE!: From now on the AUCTION MARKET WILL NOT BE CLOSED. We earnestly advise you not to put your players up for auction for 0 Euros from now until the closing game.
If a manager decides to do it and the game is closed before the end of the 72 hours auction, the manager will do it under his entire responsibility.

First games of 12th season will take place:
- During the weekend (5th and 6th January) private leagues can be played. Once the game is opened again you can join the private league you want to.
- The regular league of twelfth season is going to start on Monday morning, 7th January.

When starting the new season, remember these 3 rules:
1- Free players (without contract) may be signed via the Scout and General Manager as usual.
2- Players without team will disappear after 10 days.
3- All the players will have 3 days of hostile clause protection, so you can resign without problem. The hostile clause protection will last 3 days and will end on Wednesday 9th midnight, so the “hostile clause market” will be opened at Wednesday 9th midnight - Thursday 10th dawn.

Note that at the opening of “hostile clause market” servers are saturated and there may be stability problems in the game. We cannot manage this problem, so if anyone has a problem is beyond our responsibility.
The same problem occurs with players without team put up for auction at the beginning of the season. Sometimes auctions do not end at time due to the large number of players available for auction.
This season we change the system and we hope the problem will be fixed but we are not sure so you are warned that might happen, so do not trust during the auction.



UPDATES SEASON 12

CATERING

All stadiums will gain the ability to sell food and drinks. It works in a similar as the store we currently have, but adding some new twists to make it even more interesting.

We will have to produce foods/drinks, and they will be sold every time a match is played on our stadium. There will be a list of 20 differents elements to choose from. Each course or drink will have its own characteristics, and depending on them, it will have more or less popular with the different kind of people that come to the stadium. For example, people that buys a VIP ticket, will prefer to buy wine over beer, and someone who buys a general ticket will prefer a frankfurt over caviar. Depending on how many seats we have of each type, we will have to adapt our production to fullfill people needs.

Every course/drink has its own production time, production cost, and sell value. Like the store, catering service also has 5 levels, wchih will allow us to prepare new courses. Every level decreases production times as well. Some of them will be only available with golden balls though.

Catering has some differences with our current store though. We are selling food now, and food gets bad if it stays too much time in the fridge. In Striker Manager we are very sensible with 3rd world needs, and we do not allow food being wasted. So after every match, all the food that we have still on stock will be given away to charity, so we have to be aware not to produce too much, otherwise we might lose money.

HALL OF FAME

We have introduced a way to know how many merits a player currently has, in order to enter the hall of fame. It will be placed on the player's profile, and then on the Awards page. There you will find information on how many points does he have, how did he gained them, and how many points does he still need to accomplsih the HoF requirements.


NEW SILVER STAR JUNIORS FOR THE 13TH SEASON

We are going to auction a new set of silver star juniors on 13th season starting. Not the season we are starting but THE NEXT ONE.

These silver stars will be created and auctioned as the ones created this season. To view more details on how they are and its rules you can check past season's updates.

More information comming soon]]>
Moderators and fiscals http://en.ibasketmanager.com/foros/hilo.php?id=7903 Thu, 17 Jun 2010 12:59:51 +0200
It's for this that now we open the petitions to be Moderators and fiscals of our game.

The job of the moderator are:

1- Control the Forums and explain the game to all the users that have doubts about the product. The control include look that any user won’t have bad education or attitude with the other users.
2- Participate to the future plans of the game with his ideas and options.
3- Make updates about the situation of the game and all that need it.

The job of the fiscals are the same of the moderators and also:

3- Control the cheaters. Denounce and punish it (always with the control of the administrators).
4- Make a list of future acquisitions for moderators and fiscals job to propose to the administrators.

All of them, moderators and fiscals, will have a unlimited PACK MANAGER, with all the advantages that offer, during all the days that will do the his job in www.ibasketmanager.com.
Note that the moderators and, obviously the fiscals, will have very important persons for our organization and his curriculum in the game will be followed with more attention to avoid problems and cheats inside our game.

You can send your petition for the jobs at info@ibasketmanager.com

Best regards to all and thanks for play!


Editado por @toticat33 17-06-2010 13:32]]>
Cup Final 10th season http://en.ibasketmanager.com/foros/hilo.php?id=18378 Tue, 25 Sep 2012 16:18:03 +0200
The teams Lietuvos Rytas and NBA Supporters will face off on
Thursday 27th, September at 11:58h.

Who do you think will win the IBM Cup this season?

We are sure that both teams have already set their tactics, the
starting five line-up and best players to become the champion of the
Cup.

We'll still have to wait to know who the winner is and wears the
T-Shirt of the IBM Cup champion!

U-PLAY Online wishes wudu and adri.1091 good luck for the game!

Greetings!

]]>
SCHEDULE and UPDATERS Season 11 http://en.ibasketmanager.com/foros/hilo.php?id=18414 Thu, 27 Sep 2012 08:58:37 +0200 We would like to announce you the new schedule for season 11:

- 10th season finishes on Sunday 30th September 2012.
- The game is going to be closed on next Monday 1st October in order to generate the new season and fix the updates (promotions, relegations, starting new simulator version)
- IBM will run normally again on Wednesday 3rd or Thursday 5th .

IMPORTANT TO NOTE: From now on the auction market will not be closed.
We earnestly advise you not to put your players up for auction for 0 Euros from now until the closing game.
If a manager decides to do so and the game is closed before the end of the auction, the manager will do it under his entire responsibility.

First games of 11th season will take place:
- During the weekend (06-10-12/07-10-12) private leagues can be played. Once the game is opened again you can join the private league you want to.
- The regular league of season 11 is going to start on Monday morning, 8th October.

When starting the new season, remember these 3 rules:
1- Free players (without contract) may be signed via the Scout and General Manager as usual.
2- Players without team will disappear after 10 days.
3- All the players will have 3 days of hostile clause protection, so you can re-sign without problem. The hostile clause protection will last 3 days and will end on Wednesday 10th midnight, so the “hostile clause market” will be opened at 00.00 Thursday midnight, 11th October.

Note that at the opening of “hostile clause market” servers are saturated and there may be stability problems in the game. We cannot manage this problem, so if anyone has a problem is beyond our responsibility.
The same problem occurs with players without team put up for auction at the beginning of the season. Sometimes auctions do not end at time due to the large number of players available for auction.


UPDATES SEASON 11

SUMMARY

SIMULATOR
- Bigger effect of players’ parameters
- Bigger effect of defense tactics
- More play balance between outside and inside
- New comments during the game
- Live Stats

MAIN MENU
We decided to restructure the main menu. We added new sections in order to make easier the access to some options of the game.

STORE
In Club menu you will find the button “store”. Each team will have its own store. With this new tool, you can sell merchandising from your club to get extra money. We consider this new tool very important for lower division teams which have spent little time in the game to earn some extra incomes.

SILVER STAR JUNIORS
- The silver star juniors cannot be re-signed with the R.
- The Progression of silver stars will be 75.

FORMATION TRAINING FOR EMPLOYESS UNLIMITED
Formation training for employees will be unlimited, being 99% the maximum percentage that can be reached. Prices of courses will vary a lot.

AUCTIONS
From next season you can choose the time you want to put your players up for auction. Now you have four possibilities: 12h, 24h, 48h or 72h.

LOAN LIMITS EXPANDED
We decided to expand in one division more the loan limits and from next season you will be able to negotiate with up to three lower divisions.

WEEKLY CANON
The canon of juniors will be updated every week instead of at the end of the season. Every week the junior player will increase 0,15% of canon.


FURTHER INFORMATION

- SIMULATOR
We have been working to improve details of the simulator and we can finally introduce the touches made.

You will find below a general collection of touches implemented:

- Bigger effect of players’ parameters:
We wanted to give more importance to players’ parameters. For example a PF with 99 in “3 point shots” might score a triple during the game that so far he did not. Unfortunately it is common that many players have parameters of 99.

- Bigger effect of defence tactics:
The defence in zones, which tries to stop inside or outside play, will have a greater effect during the game. An interior defense such as a 2-1-2 or a 2-3 will try to stop the inside game harder and 3-2 will do the same with the outside play.
The 1-3-1 is more balanced. As you can notice we say “try to stop” that means if the opponent is very good it is not going to be easy to stop him.

It is important to point out that the opposite situation will have also more effect on the game, that is, if we use a inside defense but the opponent is attacking with their outside players it will be very difficult to stop them.

- More play balance between outside and inside:
The outside players will perform better % than before. Taking into account that many teams base their attacks on the inside play, we hope they will find a better balance.

- New comments during the game:
We added new comments to the game broadcast regarding some actions of the game. Our players can make traveling or do double dribble.

- Live Stats:
From next season you will be able to follow each player stats from the very beginning of the game. Below the box of timeouts, you will find a new button. If you click on it you will open a new screen (that you can scroll through the screen) with live statistics of all your players: Points, 2 point shots,%, rebounds, assists, etc., All this information will be accessible at any time during the game.


We know there are many complaints about the game simulation, so we recommend you to play a few games before rating the new system. Moreover you should take into account that:

- The simulator is not random. That is something we have repeated many times. Any team can lose one or two games against an opponent theoretically inferior, you know that many determining factors behind the final score of the game and you cannot always win the game. Anyway, good teams will be up in the standings and the bad team will be down. We think that a system based on total average takes the excitement out of the game.

- Energy. Players with low energy are more likely to fail, to lose balls, etc., but it does not mean they should be always bad players; they might take some rebounds among other things.

- Positions. For example a SF player playing as SG or as a PF, or a PF playing as C, does not have to play shockingly, these are close or similar positions in the game, so players will get a half average reduction but this does not mean they will play badly.
According to this, a SF player playing as SG will lose a 15% of his average, that means, if this player -playing in his position- has 99 of “two points shots” he will have 85 playing out position, which is still a high value, therefore he will not fail every action.

- MAIN MENU
We decided to restructure the main menu. We added new sections in order to make easier the access to some options of the game.
In Competition: we added button "playoff".
In Transfers: we added button "market".
In Coach: we added the button “roster” (it was before in Club menu).
In Club: We added button "store" and "achievements"

- STORE
In Club menu you will find the button “store”. Each team will have its own store. With this new tool, you can sell merchandising from your club to get extra money. We consider this new tool very important for lower division teams which have spent little time in the game to earn some extra incomes.

In the store you can make five kinds of items:
Key chains
Little flags
Balls (to unlock with golden balls)
Jerseys (to unlock with golden balls)
Basketball shoes (to unlock with golden balls)

The running is easy, you select the amount you want to manufacture and then you will see the cost and the time your factory takes to have the items in stock.
You can only manufacture items one by one, so if you open the mass-production queue to manufacture 300 key chains on the assembly line and this takes 26 minutes, you will have to wait until the end to manufacture a new product. The more items you manufacture the more time the production will last.

If you click on the button you can see the product that is currently being manufacture in mass-production queue. You have the option to put in mass-production queue up to five items so when the current production finishes you do not have to come back to put new items in queue, the system will do it automatically. This option can be unlocked with golden balls or Pack Manager and will last 1 month.

Depending on the number of supporters your team has, you will sell more or less merchandising every day. The count of items sold during the day is calculated early in the morning.
You should pay attention to the sales of each item in order to get a general idea about which is the best suitable stock for your store.

The store has 5 levels that you can improve. You can also increase the maximum number of items you can make in a single production. For example, you can make a maximum of 400 items at the level 1, while you can manufacture up to 2000 items at level 5.

- SILVER STAR JUNIORS

Procedure:
- The top 20 users ranked in the ranking of achievements can choose the names and some features of the new SILVER STAR JUNIORS that will be auctioned next season. The final election to determine the top 20 in the ranking of achievement will be made during the change of season. Moreover, we will take into account some particular achievements: "private league champion" and "get promotion!". The list of the 20 users and the procedure to give us the information required to create the players will be posted in forum at the beginning of the next season.
- The auction of these juniors will be open to all users from 15th to 21th October. 3 Silver Star will be auctioned per week. These dates may be changed.
Note: The total number of gold and silver stars in junior and senior team is 3. Teams with already 3 stars in senior team cannot bid and purchase any Silver Star junior.

New regulations regarding Silver Star juniors:
- The silver star juniors cannot be re-signed with the R. Remember that if a junior does not have the R, other players can apply hostile clause.
- The Progression of silver stars will be 75. The silver stars are unlikely to be higher than the current gold stars.

- FORMATION TRAINING FOR EMPLOYESS UNLIMITED
Formation training for employees will be unlimited, being 99% the maximum percentage that can be reached. Prices of courses will vary a lot.
Courses still improve staff by 1%, and its cost depends on the quality of the employee. It will be a lot more expensive to do a course to improve from 89 to 90, than the course to improve from 59 to 90.
Masters still improve staff by 2%, and it costs remains unchanged ( 100 golden balls )

- AUCTIONS
From next season you can choose the time you want to put your players up for auction. So far this time was fixed at 72h. Now you have four possibilities: 12h, 24h, 48h or 72h. So we will have more options available depending on the urgency we have to sell the player.

- LOAN LIMITS EXPANDED
We decided to expand the loan limits and from next season you will be able to negotiate with up to three lower divisions. With the new regulation a team from 1st division can negotiate with a team from fourth division or a team from second division can trade with a team from fifth division.

- WEEKLY CANON
The canon of juniors will be updated every week instead of at the end of the season. Every week the junior player will increase 0,2% of canon.


Feel free to comment this future update here: http://us.ibasketmanager.com/foros/hilo.php?id=18416



Edited by @ranru 03-10-2012 11:24]]>
Silver star juniors http://en.ibasketmanager.com/foros/hilo.php?id=17920 Thu, 06 Sep 2012 11:59:27 +0200
Hello,

As we near the end of season, we want to announce the procedure and instruction to create silver star juniors.

Procedure:
- The top 20 users ranked in the ranking of achievements can choose the names and some features of the new SILVER STAR JUNIORS that will be auctioned next season. These features are:
- Name and surname.
- Height
- Weight
- Skin colour
- Hair Colour
- Position (this should be varied, the top finalist users will have preference to choose the position of the players)

-The final election to determine the top 20 in the ranking of achievement will be made during the change of season. Moreover, we will take into account some particular achievements: "private league champion" and "get promotion!". The list of the 20 users and the procedure to give us the information required to create the players will be posted in forum at the beginning of the next season.

- The auction of these juniors will be open to all users from 15th to 21th October. 3 silver star will be auctioned per week. These dates may be changed.

- Note: The total number of gold and silver stars in junior and senior team is 3. Teams with already 3 stars in senior team cannot bid and purchase any silver star junior.

And now we give you a clue about the new great update we are preparing for next season. We hope you like it!

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SCHEDULE and UPDATES Season 10 http://en.ibasketmanager.com/foros/hilo.php?id=15948 Fri, 29 Jun 2012 10:57:41 +0200
We would like to announce you the new schedule for 10th season!

- 10th season finishes on Sunday 1st July 2012.
- The game is going to be closed on next Monday 2nd in order to generate the new season and fix the updates (promotions, relegations, starting new simulator version)
- IBM will run normally again on Wednesday 4th or Thursday 5th.

IMPORTANT TO NOTE: From now on the auction market will not be closed.
We earnestly advise you not to put your players up for auction for 0 Euros from now until the closing game.
If a manager decides to do it and the game is closed before the end of the auction, the manager will do it under his entire responsibility.

First games of 10th season will take place:
- During the weekend (07-07-12/08-07-12) private leagues can be played. Once the game is opened again you can join the private league you want to.
- The regular league of season 10 is going to start on Monday morning, 9th July.

When starting the new season, remember these 3 rules:
1- Free players (without contract) may be signed via the Scout and General Manager as usual.
2- Players without team will disappear after 10 days.
3- All the players will have 3 days of hostile clause protection, so you can re-sign without problem. The hostile clause protection will last 3 days and will end on Wednesday 11th midnight, so the “hostile clause market” will be opened at 00.00 midnight.

Note that at the opening of “hostile clause market” servers are saturated and there may be stability problems in the game. We cannot manage this problem, so if anyone has a problem is beyond our responsibility.
The same problem occurs with players without team put up for auction at the beginning of the season. Sometimes auctions do not end at time due to the large number of players available for auction.
This season we change the system and we hope the problem will be fixed but we are not sure so you are warned that might happen, so do not trust during the auction.
We do these auctions for you because some users follow some player throughout the season and they would like to have a chance and bid for it. It would be easier for us to clear all players who do not have contract. So if you have complaints about auctions again this season, we will delete all these players for the following one.


UPDATES SEASON 10

- HALL OF FAME

We have created a HALL OF FAME.

From next season you will have the possibility to retire some veteran players from your roster and their jersey will become part of your permanent Hall of Fame exhibit, honouring their accomplishments.

You will have also the option to turn your retired player into EMPLOYEE. We know how difficult it is to find quality employees. With this option, the retired player will become employee, with same or better average than the current one depending on records and awards he achieved throughout his career.
The requirements for retiring players and they can become part of your Hall of Fame are going to be the following ones:
- The minimum age will be 30 years old for normal players and 36 years old for star players
- The player must have played a minimum of 4 seasons in your team.
- You need to get 10 points to retire a player; How do you get them?
- 3 seasons playing in your team = 1 points
- One season award = 1 point
- 10 match MVP = 1 point
- Be chose to play all-star= 2 points

Each retired player may become employee in 3 work specialities. You must choose one if you want him to become employee of your club. The tasks they will develop are all but doctor and financier.
- You must retire the player before the end of his contract. Otherwise the player will disappear the next season as usual. Exceptionally the star players will be part of Hall of fame though they don’t have the points required or you could not retire them.
- When you retire a player, he will take a deserved break from action. He will be away for one season before getting this retiring option available.
- The salary of the employee will be the same even if he improves his level.

So if you have veteran players who are losing average and you keep a good souvenir of them. Don’t sell them, don’t fire them, and don’t give them because they never do!
If they are important to you, use the Hall of Fame to give them the recognition they deserve!

-ACHIEVEMENTS

We have created a list of specific game challenges you can complete and so get the achievement proposed. Achievements are related with everything in the game: squad, economy, team results, stadium, community etc.

Getting an achievement will give you "Achievement Points". Some achievement has different levels that you need to get all to complete the challenge.

We have created a ranking with all game users and you will find who has got more achievements and in which position you are.
Among the joy that causes being the first in that ranking, we have also some presents for you. If you have gotten a lot of achievements, you will be able to choose the name for a future "Steel star junior" and some features. These players will be put up for auction next season.

Summary:
- New steel star juniors for season 11 in IBM (about 20 new stars).
- Users ranked in first positions at the end of the season (we will announce the exact date) in the ranking of achievement will choose the names and some features of the future stars.
- These players will be put up for auction at the beginning of season 11. All users will be able to bid!
- We don’t know yet if the new star player will be included in the maximum of three stars you can have in your roster (senior or junior) or if you can have 3 senior stars and 2 or 3 junior stars training in the junior team. One thing is sure, if you promote a junior star to senior team, the maximum of stars in senior team will be always 3.

We will do an opinion poll to know your opinion and then decide accordingly.

Moreover you will be able to publish your achievements on facebook and twitter!

- "FORMATION CANON"

We added a called “formation cannon” in transfers.
Every time a player is transferred, the team where that player was created (school) will get benefit from it. A % of the total amount will be given to him.

The percentage is variable depending on the following factors:
- Players born with 2% canon
- Every season that a player stays on his original team, his canon goes up by 2%. The maximum will be 12% and limited to the age of 20 years-old.
- Every time the player is transferred, this percentage goes down by 2% starting from the second transfer. The first time the player with canon is sold, you don’t get this percentage. The canon and the rules we explained above are applied from the second transfer.
- All the players less than or equal to 20 years-old will start with a 2% of canon even if they are already playing in their teams.
- The information about the canon you have to pay appears in the players’ profile.
For example: You are about to sell a junior player that has been on your team for two seasons since he was born. You sell him to another team and this team to another for 10M.

How much money you will get from the second transfer?

The canon for that player is: 2% (original) + 4% (2% for every year). So it's 6%. Therefore you will get 6% of 10M that is 600.000€. This amount will go to the original team and the remainder of the money, 9.400.000€ will go to the sales team.


- FORUM

We have added a signature in every post you create into the forums, with info about you and your team. There will appear the number of messages you have written, the special title and the name and division of the team.
You can improve and change the special title by posting messages in forums.

-SCREEN TRAINING

The screen training has been changed and unified. You can now choose the training and see the list of trainings scheduled in the same screen. There will be easier and quickly to choose and set the training of your players.

- NEW AWARDS FOR CHAMPION

The champion of the first division gets 200 golden balls.

- AUTO-BIDING

The option of auto-biding for a player has been removed, I means, you will not be able to bid for a player you put up for auction.

- SCHOOLS

You will get a message when you destroy a school in your message box and you will gain 1% of the cost of the school you destroyed.

- NEW NOTICES

You will get a notice when an employee hasn’t worked because you are in red.
You will get a notice when you receive a the “formation canon”.

- SIMULATOR

We are already testing the new adjustments we implemented in the simulator but there are not stable yet. That is why we cannot announce this as an update for next season because we want to be 100% sure that they are ready before to upload.

Feel free to comment this future update here:

http://us.ibasketmanager.com/foros/hilo.php?id=15950





Edited by @ranru 02-07-2012 09:39

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New schools available http://en.ibasketmanager.com/foros/hilo.php?id=15776 Tue, 19 Jun 2012 09:56:53 +0200
Hello!

By popular request we have created new schools in Poland, Czech Republic, Montenegro, F.Y.R.O.M. and Ukraine.

We hope you will enjoy them.

Greetings!

Edited by @ranru 19-06-2012 10:34]]>
Last round of Play-offs http://en.ibasketmanager.com/foros/hilo.php?id=15792 Tue, 19 Jun 2012 15:54:59 +0200
Hello,

The last round of play-offs for all teams in the game has been created. Have a look at your calendar and check that everything is correct!

Good luck to all you who have a lot at stake with this last heat, especially those teams which play to stay on the current division and avoid relegation.

Congratulations to all the managers who have already won promotion!

Those teams, which have already relegated, will also play a play-off -while not affect their current position- in order to get some extra money!

Greetings]]>
A LITTLE PREVIEW OF NEXT SEASON UPDATE http://en.ibasketmanager.com/foros/hilo.php?id=15592 Thu, 07 Jun 2012 17:10:51 +0200
Dear users,

Today we wanted you to be well-informed about a new update we will implement next season so that you can prepare your players for this change.

We are going to create a HALL OF FAME.

From next season you will have the possibility to retire some veteran players from your roster and their jersey will become part of your permanent Hall of Fame exhibit honouring their accomplishments.

But the matter does not end there; you will have the option to turn your retired player into EMPLOYEE.
We know how difficult it is to find quality employees. With this option, the retired player will become employee, with same or better average than the current one depending on records and awards he achieved throughout his career.

The requirements for retiring players and they can become part of your Hall of Fame are going to be the following ones:

- The minimum age will be 30 years old.
- The player must have played a minimum of 4 seasons in your team.
- The player must have a minimum of 50 MVP over his career, it doesn’t matter the teams where he achieved them.
- Each retired player may become employee in 3 work specialities. You must choose one if you want him to become employee of your club.

So if you have veteran players who are losing average and you keep a good souvenir of them. Don’t sell them, don’t fire them, and don’t give them because they never do! ;)
If they are important to you, use the Hall of Fame to give them the recognition they deserve!

We will give further information about the Hall of fame soon in updates for next season.

We would like to take this opportunity to encourage you to keep playing and participating in the game.
Lately we have collected some reviews from users who are jaded of the game. They think we do nothing to improve Ibasket and the game becomes a flea market... I encourage you not to lose patience, to keep trusting IBM! Next season comes loaded with new features, such as Hall of Fame just announced, and we are sure you will love all the exciting updates you will find next season!

Feel free to comment this future update here:
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Edited by @ranru 07-06-2012 18:00]]>
Second round Promotion Playoffs http://en.ibasketmanager.com/foros/hilo.php?id=15588 Thu, 07 Jun 2012 13:04:04 +0200
Hello,

The second round of promotion playoffs begins on Friday 8th. Check your calendar to be sure that everything is correct. If you see any error, please send a mail to info@ibasketmanager.com.

Greetings]]>