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Release Notes

May 28, 2023

  • Major Improvement: Draft experience overhaul!
    • Webpage does not reload after every pick anymore! Draft table auto-updates when picks are made, without needing to refresh the page
    • Draft Board player actions (add, remove, set rank, min round, and move up/down) do not reload the whole page anymore
    • CPU picks are not automatically instantly simulated anymore! CPUs can now be on the Draft Clock until the Admin chooses to sim their picks.
    • Added new controls for the Admin during the draft: Sim Until Next User Pick and Sim Until End of Draft
    • Once the draft has started, the Draft Clock will continue "ticking" and move to the next pick automatically, regardless if any users are logged in to the website!
    • If the draft clock expires OR if a user pick is Simmed, and that user has Auto Pick Draft Board disabled, then the pick will attempt to come from the Draft Board first, before the CPU makes a decision.
    • Added Sim Until End of Draft confirmation dialog
    • Draft Clock - Added "CPU" under team names
    • Bug fix: removed warning message about advancing week during drafts
  • Improvement: Updated/expanded jersey number rules including allowing "0" @Myth101
  • Improvement: Updated Draft name/titles. For example, the first PFL draft (after the first season, before the 2nd season) is now named "Season 2 PFL Draft" or "2024 PFL Draft" if the first season is Season 1 / 2023. This matches more closely to real life where the "-YEAR- PFL Draft" is FOR that upcoming season, not named after the season that just finished. @alienufo
  • Improvement: Reduced the number of early retirements, and added a minimum age @HAFFnHAFF

May 16, 2023

  • Improvement: Messages - Removed "To" column for received messages
  • Improvement: Messages - Teams now receive a Message for all their retired players in week 22
  • Improvement: Messages - Messages sent to All League Teams no longer send to your own team
  • Improvement: Schedule - Added a title to Retired Players table in Schedule Week 22 (thanks @Fran)
  • Bug fix: Fantasy Draft - All leagues with a Fantasy Draft have had their pick numbers corrected when looking back at the draft via Schedule - Fantasy Draft (including Official league)

May 15, 2023

  • Improvement: Increased number of free agents that are listed during FA Bidding (now Raw OVR > 70 instead of OVR > 72) (hotfixed 5/12 thanks @Smackemz87)
  • Improvement: Scout button is now a toggle and can be un-done (click the checkmark to remove the player from scouting targets)
  • Improvement: Scout button UI improvements
  • Bug fix: Old seasons scouting reports were included in CSV (hotfixed 5/12) (thanks @Dear Cheese)
  • Bug fix: Standings was incorrectly updating Points For / Against values for postseason games

May 10, 2023

  • New: Consistency is now capped at -15 instead of -20
  • New: All existing players received a one-time 25% CON improvement
  • Background: After adding Chemistry, the combination with existing Consistency was too severe. Also I didn't like that players could be SO far off from their OVRs during a game. So the CON range was simply condensed.
  • Bug fix: Sometimes scouts would not generate scouting reports during week advance

May 9, 2023

  • New: Added Team Chemistry rating to all players!
    • Background: To help make players less replaceable in the game, each player now has an OVR modifier called Team Chemistry (CHM) that must be improved over time spent on a team.
      This also adds value to veterans (or any players) who have been with a franchise a long time.
    • CHM is an OVR modifier from -7 to +2 that reflects a player's familiarity with his current team
    • Newly-aqcuired players (signed, drafted, traded for) will start with -7 CHM because they don't know the new playbook, system, teammates, etc
    • CHM increases based on number of weeks a player has been with a team, up until +0. Schedule is below:
      • 0 weeks with team: CHM = -7
      • 1 weeks with team: CHM = -5
      • 2 weeks with team: CHM = -4
      • 4 weeks with team: CHM = -3
      • 8 weeks with team: CHM = -2
      • 16 weeks with team: CHM = -1
      • 31 weeks with team: CHM = 0
    • CHM will increase an additional +1 if a player is on a team when a season advances
    • CHM maximum for any player is +2
    • All players who leave a team (cut, traded, or free agents) are immediately reset back to -7 CHM
    • Tip: Hover over CHM modifier value to see how many weeks the player has been with the current team
    • NOTE: This change is retroactive for all existing leagues
  • New: Added Pressure Rating to Pressure Kicks
  • Improvement: Happiness no longer affects players OVR, but does still affect their willingness to re-sign
  • Bug fix: Fantasy Draft picks were being reordered after the fantasy draft completed (fixed for new leagues only)
  • Bug fix: Records link was hidden week 1 for seasons beyond season 1
  • Bug fix: Scouting Reports hints about player Potential was always a negative comment. (Fixed only for new reports after this update)
  • Bug fix: Defensive Play Recognition - display text always showed "+1 OVR" when it's actually +1 for the first increase, then an additional +2 for the second, +3... etc.
  • Improvement: Added more possible comments for player Potential in scouting reports
  • Improvement: Added Scout button to the Draft Board
  • Improvement: Added Media scouting reports to CSV export (@Rome)
  • Improvement: Added Culture column to scouting reports CSV export (@majortinkle)
  • Improvement: Slightly increased shorter FG make % for all kickers

April 29, 2023

  • New: Added Card Library!
  • New: Improved PFL branding!
  • New: Team Options - 4th Down Options! Customizable criteria to Go For It on 4th down!
  • New: Pressure Kicks and new FG algorithm! Certain situation FG attempts now factor in the Kicker's Mental attribute!
  • New: Added "Download Game CSV" link to the very bottom of completed games (for #pflofficial-stats)
  • Improvement: Teams will now sometimes Go For It on certain 4th down situations (default game sim logic, not 4th Down Options)
  • Improvement: Change Positions - There is no longer a CON penalty if the player has previously played the new position
  • Improvement: ScoreZone - Now updates more frequently
  • Improvement: Game clock - realism improvements, including kickoff touchbacks no longer using any game clock
  • Improvement: Added Streak to Standings
  • Improvement: Player view - Season Stats no longer split out by team
  • Bug fix: PFL Official League - non-admins can no longer Advance Week (this option will be added to all leagues in the future)
  • Bug fix: League History would spoil the result of a Realtime Champtionship game (hotfixed 4/15)
  • Bug fix: League Standings Pct column would spoil the result of a Realtime game (thanks Rome)
  • Bug fix: Improved Injury Report and injury messages display text for Career Ending injuries
  • Bug fix: Leagues with Hide OVR - Teams list showed OFF/DEF/ST ratings
  • Bug fix: Last play before halftime - teams would not kick a FG when in FG range
  • Bug fix: Fixed a bug where Culture could be potentially exposed for unscouted Rookies (hotfixed 4/26) (thanks PWatts)
  • Bug fix: Changing dropdowns would sometimes make the page jump up a bit, and duplicate table summary info on the page
  • Bug fix: Exceptionally bad punters would sometimes have negative yardage punts
  • Bug fix: Passer Rating (RTG) was not shown if rating was 0.0

April 12, 2023

  • Bug fix: Fixed a rare issue with Standings involving ties which sometimes caused league rankings to have multiple teams from the same division in the top 4 Conference Seed

April 11, 2023

  • Bug fix: For plays inside the opponent's 10 ("__ and Goal"), the Team Strategy was not correctly using the goal line as the "to go" measurement, impacting Team Strategy playcalling
  • Improvement: Player page stats - differentiate between different offensive TD types
  • Bug fix: Trades - if a draft pick is traded, all outstanding unaccepted trades involving that draft pick are now immediately deleted. (This was already in place for players in trades)

April 8, 2023

  • Bug fix: Players were not appearing in older Game Stats if they were traded to another team since that game
  • Bug fix: Messages - count notification in sidebar no longer notifies for messages regarding unfinished realtime games
  • Bug fix: Incorrect teams were getting put into Wild Card games
  • Bug fix: Realtime games - delay between drives in OT was too long
  • Improvement: Realtime games - upcoming play timer new minimum time is "less than 1 minute from now"
  • Improvement: Schedule Graphic - Added game day and time, highlighting primtetime games in red

April 7, 2023

  • New: League Records! (Game, Season, Career)
    • (This feature was the Winter 2022 Season Pass Feature Vote winner!)
    • Added Player Records to the sidebar under PFL Network
    • You can click each record to view the history of that specific record, who broke/tied it over the history of the league, and when
    • Added Storylines to announce when records are broken
    • Game Records that are Tied are tracked and announced starting in season 5 to prevent too many duplicates
    • NOTE: Initial population of all Records for all leagues will take at least 2 hours after the update
  • Bug fix: Game Stats were shown on the Game view even when Show Results was unchecked

March 28, 2023

  • New: Power Rankings! (Rankings only update between weeks, and don't change after the regular season)
  • New: Elo Rankings! (Long-term rankings of teams in each league based on complicated math!)
  • New: PFL Network sidebar heading (ScoreZone, Mock Draft, Power Rankings, Elo Rankings)
  • Bug fix: Game View - Total Yards was incorrectly counting too many plays
  • Improvement: Season Pass achievements are now hidden (not rewarded) until after realtime games are finished to avoid spoilers
  • Info: Winter 2022 Season Pass has ended

March 18, 2023

  • Improvement: Injuries for realtime games are now hidden until after the game has completed. Injuries will "apply" (remove from depth chart) within a few minutes after the realtime game ends.

March 17, 2023

  • Bug fix: Playoff teams were sometimes advancing/being eliminated when they shouldn't have been

March 11, 2023

  • Bug fix: Game Stats not showing up for non-realtime games since yesterday's update

March 10, 2023

  • Improvement: Users Online Now updates automatically without reloading the page
  • Improvement: Updated logic for realism for generated new player last names
  • Improvement: Realtime games - added text to indicate how much time until the next play
  • Improvement: Realtime games - improved the real-life time between plays and for breaks
  • Improvement: Realtime games - Game Stats and Box Score now update automatically (on Game view, every 20s)

March 6, 2023

  • Improvement: Improved logic around "kneel on the last play of regulation to go to OT"
  • Improvement: Added username to Scorezone
  • Improvement: Added Red Zone notification for games in ScoreZone
  • Improvement: Highlighting turnovers, FG, and plays 20+ yards in ScoreZone with border
  • Improvement: Highlighting TD and Safety plays in ScoreZone with border and background
  • Improvement: Added Next Play (team, down, distance, and yard line) to Scorezone and Game views

February 28, 2023

  • New: PFL ScoreZone! (Official League only, for now) - See all games for the week, including box scores, top performers, most recent plays, and auto-updates LIVE!

February 27, 2023

  • Improvement: Players CSV download now includes Depth Chart Rank

February 26, 2023

  • Bug fix: Edit Player and Change Position forms were broken since yesterday's update
  • Bug fix: Sometimes extra Player History messages were created when there was no change to OVR Raw

February 25, 2023

  • Improvement: Optimized database handling of player attributes and OVR calculations.

February 23, 2023

  • Improvement: Optimized a frequent database query that took ~2.5 seconds, now takes ~0.5 seconds
  • Improvement: No longer generating un-interesting Storylines on Dashboard
  • Improvement: Other Server updates and optimizations

February 21, 2023

  • Bug fix: League Admin settings - Next Schedule First Game would sometimes not get saved

February 20, 2023

  • Improvement: Updated Awards calculations, and now showing top 7 players for each yearly award on Awards Race page
  • Improvement: Updated game sim options for Admins
  • Bug fix: Add to Draft Board was broken on Scout view
  • Bug fix: Sometimes, Retired players would show up in Player CSV download

February 19, 2023

  • Improvement: Added buttons with various options to clean up Draft Boards
  • Improvement: Added Special Teams rating (K, P) to Teams table
  • Improvement: Improved Add to Draft Board button - no longer immediately refreshes the page (although you need to refresh the page to see the new player on the draft board. Further improvements to come later.)

February 18, 2023

  • Improvement: Optimizations for viewing Draft and Fantasy Draft tables on Schedule view
  • Improvement: CPU now considers player age during Fantasy Drafts
  • Improvement: During Fantasy Drafts only - if Sim Roster is enabled, trades offered to you will not be automatically accepted by the AI
  • Improvement: Auto Advance After User Games option now only applies to regular season
  • Bug fix: Multiple CPU Interest graphs if there were any manual trades pending acceptance
  • Bug fix: Toggling Auto Pick Draft Board from any page besides Team Options would inadvertently disable other Team Options automatically

February 16, 2023

  • Improvement: Removed Player History table from Free Agents view
  • Bug fix: Discord usernames with spaces could not be added to PFL profile (hotfixed 2/15)

February 11, 2023

  • Bug fix: Salaries were slightly wrong for Fantasy Draft players

February 5, 2023

  • New calculations for all awards (thanks Soluna!)
  • New: Added Offensive Player of the Year, Offensive Rookie of the Year, Defensive Rookie of the Year awards
  • New: Awards Race view - shows the top 5 candidates for each award throughout the year (in random order)
  • Bug fix: Now hiding Messages referring to incomplete games until they are finished
  • Bug fix: Culture was incorrectly hidden on the Draft Board during Fantasy Draft

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