Anyone want to beta test new draft scouting features?

January 11, 2014-

Usually I'm the only one to test things before features go live, but let's try something different...

I'm working on adding draft scouting to the game. Basically, the game pre-generate 3 years of draft classes ahead of time so you can get more of an idea about what a high draft pick in a certain season might get you. You can view future draft classes at any time, but the further into the future, the more uncertain the ratings.

Go to beta.basketball-gm.com to try it (just click Players > Draft once you're inside a league). And keep in mind the following about the beta site:

  1. You can't move leagues between the normal site (play.basketball-gm.com) and the beta site. So treat everything on the beta site as a test.
  2. Things are more likely to be buggy on the beta site. So treat everything on the beta site as a test.
  3. Your leagues on the beta site could stop working at any time. On the normal site, I always write upgrade code so that (ideally) no old leagues break. Might not work that way on the beta site. So treat everything on the beta site as a test.

But please do try it out and give me feedback on the draft scouting (comment here, or email [email protected], or comment on Reddit). I already have a couple ideas I want to do in the future (such as allowing players to move between draft classes, letting you promise to draft someone to encourage them to enter the draft earlier).