From: Cross Lanes WV USA
ORIGINAL: Big Dummie
The draft feature is much better, but playing historicaly, it still needs work. IE Willie Mays drafted in 51 by the Dodgers, many other players with long careers not drafted at all. What I would like to see, is before the draft, all free agents, amatuers ect. projected as to what teams are drafted them. That way, you could edit before the draft is finished. Some teams are drafting my players before I have a turn. Sorry to ramble, nit picky for sure, this game is extremely deep.
To me, even if starting with historical rosters for a given season, the future should be a blank slate. Shaun has already made some tweaks in "historical affinity", but it shouldn't be carried too far. I come from the school of thought that even the smallest alteration in the historical timeline can have tremendous effects.
As an example, just look what I've done with the 1946 Pirates in my "Golden Age Association". http://www.matrixgames.com/forums/tm.asp?m=1147084&mpage=1&key=
Yes, I DO want to rewrite history, but from a specific point of reference. I had earlier defined this as an exercise in "counterfactual" history, which is what wargamers thrive on. The counter-events are plausible, but not complete fantasy.
That's my personal preference, and PureSim provides a perfect template for doing this.