Advice to new players from a (somewhat) old handsid6376
107 months ago
Like most advice this is totally worthless so feel free to ignore it.
1. Train your players , do it. This is the first rule of hitwicket(except of course, you talk a lot about hitwicket.). You can complain about how the market is inflated and blah blah but if you dont play by the market's rules, you will rule the market.
Side note: I was a fool. My first season I won without doing anything mainly because i got two great batsmen. I wasnt lucky. I was unlucky. While I kept winning thanks to the two batsmen, teams elsewhere got stronger.Look at ruckfules. He did not have a single good player when he started but he has managed to build a great team by training.
Side Side note: If you decide to train bowling. Dont train on bowling variation, at least at first. Pick one and train continuously on it. Have some decent bowlers and then probably go for bowling variation.
Also dont switch training time and time again. Train on one thing. Make your team awesome in that. In the lower leagues, you can win by excelling in one thing and buying one or two decent players for the other(which you will get by default when you have a new team).
But again YMMV.
2. Do not worry about promotion. Worry about building a team. Getting a nice stadium. Upgrade your facilities.Currently the sponsor income isnt enough of a difference. Being in a lower league will give you more time to experiment and build your strategy, understand the game.
As someone who is in the top league and totally getting his ass kicked, I had no idea the level my players would need to be at to compete. I am almost in half a mood to ask kashyap/rishav to relegate me to the third tier so that I can be a little free again. But then , I think the next season will take care of it.
3. Read the forums. Especially posts by Shree, AshMRCool and of course the developers. You will learn a lot and avoid making mistakes the earlier users did or the strategies that they found out.
4. This is a somewhat controversial opinion. But allrounders are worthless in the higher leagues. But worth their weight in gold in the lower leagues probably. In the higher leagues , unless your allrounder is awesome in at least one respect, he will get hit for runs and also get out cheaply.
But again YMMV.
5. Do not try to compete for big players in auction, especially at the start. You dont need it now. Save your money. Train your players. Upgrade your stadium. Once you get promoted to the upper leagues, you will need this money. But the players whom you bought earlier, would be getting older. Its a losing bargain. Buy them when you need them and right now you probably dont need them.
6. If you are in league 3.15 try to get switched to another league.
7. Every idea that you have had to make the game better, the developers have had. They have also considered it. But go ahead and post it anyway. :)
8. Recruit a player every week.Cheapest way to get talent.
Its a game built with a lot of thought and love behind it. You will wake up on saturday morning and check which of your players got a 'bump'. You will curse the Vagabonds and the Malibus of the world making ridiculous bids for the players, you thought, you just might get for cheap. You will feel frustrated when your star bowler keeps getting hit for runs and wonder what on earth do you need to stop from going for 200 runs every match. You would pray that you get a nice recruit on monday. But most of all you will have amazing fun.
You'll be alright kiddo.