msupoke wrote:What about tier graduation? I no longer have that as an option. Is it automatic?
Walter wrote:It won't be automatic. We'll only be graduating a set number of teams to Tier C this off-season to account for demand, and we will take eligible teams who are interested into consideration at that point.
Until the season has ended, there's no way of knowing precisely what the demand will be, so stay tuned and keep an eye out for the announcement. I can almost guarantee there will be some teams joining Tier C this year.
jherndo wrote:Max of 30 teams in the league, I counted (though I may be wrong) 14 teams currently in tier C and 15 teams in tier D (and at least a few will either not renew or not request to promote). Unless you are talking about rationing the teams based on potential player pools, there should be enough room in tier C for any current D team that wants to move up. Are you willing to have as many as 30 teams in tier C next season or are you thinking about having less? (Just trying to gauge my team's chances of promotion while we get all our ducks in a line.)
XiaNaphryz wrote:He is indeed referring to player pools. I don't think there's any tier C team that's comprised completely of human players except for one, and many of us are lucky to have enough to fill out a starting lineup or starting rotation. I don't know how many players will graduate up from Tier D, but there's also going to be some players leaving Tier C as they'll be level 21 or higher.
jherndo wrote:Current HotStove reports say that there are (right now) 164 pitchers between 11-19 and 207 fielders 11-19. There is likely to be a decent crop of players boosting from 9 to 11 to play in tier C at the end of this season as well, but we might have lost a few players to inactivity too. Still, a rough guess says there should be enough players and pitchers for roughly 24 teams? 4 human teams per division wouldn't be too bad. That would mean slightly more than half of the tier D teams could promote, plus maybe one or two extra if any tier C teams fold.
XiaNaphryz wrote:It might appear that way from a rough numbers standpoint, but it may not be the case in terms of positions. I have players playing a different position due to the lack of eligible players at certain spots. Sure, there's more players eligible for Tier C now than at the start, but we'll definitely hit the bottom of the bucket faster for some positions. I'd hate to see too many teams get promoted and then some owners having to try and cobble together a lineup.
Walter wrote:We're obviously avoiding specifics until we have more precise numbers in hand, but to answer the general question, it will be a bit of a looser fit. Tier C teams had a hard time filling their rosters last year due to talent, and that was with several pretty empty teams, not including all the CPU ones, but there should be a tremendously larger pool of talent this year.Open League C1 should be a lot more competitive next season, that's for sure.
Leadkills wrote:So we will get 400 influence to renew. That is good because I need to get my team going since I am retiring all my players.
holm0492 wrote:I'd like to renew my team if still possible to. I got the renewal email late last night. I am trying to renew but can't find my team on the team page to select renew option.
Thanks for any help!
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