Unlimited trades until round two and other news
A few copies of the AFL Prospectus have been received by keen AFL Fantasy coaches and there are a few new things to expect for the official AFL Fantasy game in 2014. Unlimited trades until round two is the biggest change along with the price changing.
A few copies of the AFL Prospectus have been received by keen AFL Fantasy coaches and there are a few new things to expect for the official AFL Fantasy game in 2014.
The biggest change we have read about is the ability to make unlimited trades to your side before the commencement of Round 2. So if your round one squad isn’t quite right, you can make changes. The main reason for this would have to be the shocking start (for fantasy coaches) to round one. The split round can mess with your starting squad and while a lot of us hardcore coaches can get through it and roll with the punches as that’s part of the game, a lot of the casual coaches are put off by this start.
The Prospectus does say that the Round 1 scores will count towards our ‘season tally’. I’m still not sure how this will all work though as really, we’d want a rolling lockout (or multiple partial lockouts) for Round 1. The way it is said to be a ‘test’ actually isn’t too different to how we’ve played the opening round previously but with the addition of unlimited trades between round one and two. The key for some coaches is to not get sucked into picking players based purely on their round one scores.
Remember, Ty Vickery cracked the ton in Round 1 this year.
Another change is that prices will start changing after Round 2… so it seems the ‘three-round-rolling-average-price-change’ has been changed. This will add a new element of strategy and hopefully we’ll find out more about how this will work in the next few weeks.
Finally you may have noticed that the game is referred to as AFL Fantasy Classic in the heading of the article in the book.
A fair bit is happening in the world of AFL Fantasy. Make sure you stay tuned to DT Talk for more over the pre-season about any changes or tweaks to the game(s) as they come to hand and also for all of the other great content that has been pumping through the site already. It’s going to be a great summer!