Difficulty levels

June 24, 2018-

Today I released a new feature: difficulty levels! You can pick whether you want the difficulty of your league to be easy, normal, hard, or insane. You can do this when starting a new league, or you can change it at any time by going to Tools > Options.

For a long time, I resisted adding this feature because I figured population size would be enough. Indeed, it is already true that big cities are easy while small cities are hard. It's easier to make a profit in big markets, and free agents are more eager to play in big cities.

But ultimately, I don't think that was enough. Some people still found the game too easy. Hopefully the new difficulty settings will help with that.

Like many things in BBGM, I took my inspiration from Baseball Mogul. Below is a table explaining exactly what the difficulty settings do, although this may change in the future.

DifficultyAI willingness to tradeRevenuePlayer mood
Easy+2.5%+5%Small bonus
Hard-2.5%-5%Small penalty
Insane-10%-20%Large penalty

And if that's not good enough for you, you can tune the difficulty level to intermediate or more extreme values on the league settings page.

As always, feedback is appreciated!