Article posted on 06 July 2022 at 10:35am

General update

I realised this morning that I've been randomly submitting game updates, but haven't posted a general informational update for a while. I always worry with no 'news' articles that people will think the game has been forgotten about, but that is far from the case.

I do try and keep the changelog up-to-date when I put changes live, though, so you could always check that randomly. I'm not too good with the blog as you've probably noticed.

With my new way of developing the game, I almost always have some branch of code that I'm working on - some things just take longer than others.

I'm still monitoring assists, which I think are almost there, and then I can start adding more stats for these around the site. I'm also monitoring the new wing back positioning to make sure they are working as I want - I can't say how long these will take, as monitoring can take a good batch of games to get various scenarios checked.

It isn't stopping other development though, and I have a few bug fixes ready and waiting to be implemented along with some other 'improvements'. Within my current work, not yet live, I've made a change for tactical changes to run to 120 minutes, to cater for cup games going to extra time. I've also changed the player pages to show an extra set of stats, and am currently looking at changing messaging and forum posts to have interfaces covering more than plain text. I appreciate the latter is a nicety rather than anything fundamental.

The 2 slightly bigger things I'm hoping to look at then is a new tactic of 'pressing' and some way to plan team selections better - whether that is to be able to pre-select teams for the next few games, or just have a cup selection different - or even just 'save' different teams/tactics - which I think is my preferred option. As you can tell, this isn't definite yet, so if you have any ideas, feel free to mail me.

Once I've finished the new textbox system, I'll try and get the above bits live.

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