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I would like some clarification on this change:

"Players with 0% potential can now keep the same potential (0%) for next few HA years, but it can happen for the last time when the player reaches the age 34. It can happen several times in succession for the same player."

1. Is this a random chance for each player or a new rule affecting all current players with 0 potential?

2. Does it mean that we will have 34 yo players with 0 potential?

3. Will we know beforehand what players with 0 potential will keep that potential or it will just be a lucky draw at the end of each season?

Thanks and maybe more questions will arise in this topic as I feel this is an important update.

As usual, we aren't getting all of the information we should be.

According to someone in the beta, every year at 0 potential you have a 10% chance of staying at zero. If true, this is a whole lot of nothing.

*islander1 17:37:22, 25.10.19 As usual, we aren't getting all of the information we should be.
According to someone in the beta, every year at 0 potential you have a 10% chance of staying at zero. If true, this is a whole lot of nothing.*

and what you excpected ? 10% of your players ? 20% ? or more ? only few players in real world plays little bit longer than others.. so few % from thousends is OK.

*BizzyD 10:15:36, 25.10.19 with 0 potential?
2. Does it mean that we will have 34 yo players with 0 potential?
3. Will we know beforehand what players with 0 potential will keep that potential or it will just be a lucky draw at the end of each season?
Thanks and maybe more questions will arise in this topic as I feel this is an important update.*

1. yes this is a random chance for each player with 0 potential

2. yes we will have 34yo player... in fact you can have 29yo player with 0%, then the same player in age 30 with 0% again ... till 34 years..

3. only small % from all players in HA with 0% potential.

*Trsto 07:16:23, 27.10.19 in the beta, every year at 0 potential you have a 10% chance of staying at zero. If true, this is a whole lot of nothing.
and what you excpected ? 10% of your players ? 20% ? or more ? only few players in real world plays little bit longer than others.. so few % from thousends is OK.*

I expected a clarification as to what was actually happening in this update, since, depending on what the answer is, it may affect personnel decisions as teams age.

If we're REALLY talking real world, then skill loss wouldn't really begin for good players until 35, maybe. Don't go 'the real world' example, because this game does a very poor job of that.

Yes i understand your point ...but take this , I suppose, as something what is

maybe not permanent ..in the next two seasons should come version 6 ...now,in this situation, Icko decided that this is something what is , let say, easy to implement into the system.

And on the other side...not everything can be just like it's in real world.. because most difficult programming...and many parts of the whole system would have to change completely.

I love the addition and am glad it's a small chance. This game needs more elements of randomness.

*Trsto 08:43:57, 29.10.19 And on the other side...not everything can be just like it's in real world.. because most difficult programming...and many parts of the whole system would have to change completely.*

Honestly, to change it to real world potential wise would likely be simple, assuming the code isn't spaghetti.

Just add 2 years of potential to all players. MAX is now age 35, MAX -6 is 29.

Also, I am not bothered by the random nature of not losing potential, I just was curious - as I'm sure many others are - as to what the percentage is.

*jetsdude 12:30:05, 29.10.19 I love the addition and am glad it's a small chance. This game needs more elements of randomness.*

I disagree. I think the game is already too random.

There's essentially 0 randomness to player development besides injuries.

*jetsdude 22:09:29, 30.10.19 There's essentially 0 randomness to player development besides injuries.*

There's also the fact that pulling a good youth relies solely on randomness. And not all the training points go to the intended skill (so called residual training).

But I was referring more to the game as a whole. The game engine, for example, is too random for my liking.

*BizzyD 20:05:37, 30.10.19 jetsdude 12:30:05, 29.10.19 I love the addition and am glad it's a small chance. This game needs more elements of randomness.
I disagree. I think the game is already too random.*

yeah,i think, would be better to wait on new version 6 and new design... and to believe the game will be completely changed and redesign :)

*jetsdude 22:09:29, 30.10.19 There's essentially 0 randomness to player development besides injuries.*

how about the 'randomness' that is virtually all of my youth pulls for years being -3's.

*islander1 23:41:42, 31.10.19 jetsdude 22:09:29, 30.10.19 There's essentially 0 randomness to player development besides injuries.
how about the 'randomness' that is virtually all of my youth pulls for years being -3's.*

Defo true that almost every one of the great ones be -3.

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