The problem with having a game with that big a budget that forces us to have that many big name riders is that the teams will be a lot more similar to each other and that's bad in my opinion. I favor rules that increase the diversity in the teams so that more people have unique or almost unique picks.Jancouver said:Well, we either want to play a real CQ manager managing the best possible team or we should rename the game to "CQ Bargain Hunter". Where is the fun of going through the list of names with disappointing season or coming back from doping ban?
Sure, there is a better chance of multiplying your points from somebody that cost 50 points because the rider can easily score triple points 150 without ever making Top 10 in any race. We all going to have all these losers that cant win any race but will multiply points.
If we want a real WorldTour class teams game, we should have 30 riders and enough buying power to get any of the top teams HTC, BMC, Sky, Rabo etc. Or we can play the Continental level game and get the Miche style teams full of cheap neo-pros and returning dopers.
If you have to spend lets say 10K points and have 30 riders, it will be much harder game than 30 riders at 3K points.
You will always have a bargain hunter type of game since fundamentally the cost of a rider will be what they scored last year so any rider that had a poor year will be undercosted compared to their actual level of riding. To avoid that you would have to come up with some other cost system that takes into account what a rider is truely worth but that's not what this game is all about. If you want that then there are lots of other manager games out there that work on that type of premise.