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A new batch of scout improvements are now ready!

Bubbles, FC Sunnyvale 1 March 2016, 15:34

We've been busy since last week. This afternoon we've released a whole bunch of new improvements to the scout.

  1. The scout can find newly started players
  2. Scout resting times evened out
  3. Scout looks at players' hidden potential
  4. Reports now show the potential evaluation in the player list
  5. You can sort players in the scout report however you want
  6. Purchase recommendation removed

The scout can find newly started players

Lots of managers have asked for a better way to find newly started players. So now you can ask him specifically to only consider those players. Newly started players are those who have only trained a maximum of 5 times, regardless of their age.

Scout resting times evened out

Last week we made the reports much cheaper, with special consideration to clubs in USA and Brazil. Before, they would have to pay for very expensive trips, when they wanted to scout countries in Europe.

The long distances have also been tough on USA and Brazil clubs in terms of the scout resting times.

Therefore we've adjusted the formula and evened out the resting times, so that there's no longer such a large difference due to the distances. The resting times have increased a small amount for the shorter trips, and dropped significantly for the longer trips.

Scout looks at players' hidden potential

The scout now peeks a little bit at players' hidden potential. Before, he'd evaluate their potential based solely on their training results, but he has now become more accurate, by bringing their actual potential into the evaluation.

In practice, this means that he won't be as easily fooled if a newly started player has one particularly lucky or unlucky training session.

For players with lots of trainings under their belt, this change won't make much difference, since their estimates were already pretty accurate.

Remember though, that your scout's "Potential assessment" ability still has a large influence on the accuracy of the evaluations.

Before this feature works as intended, our search meta data needs to be updated, which will happen little by little as players train.

Reports now show the potential evaluation in the player list

A number of managers have asked that the scout's potential evaluation be made visible on the player list in the reports, in order to make it easier to gain an overview. This has now been added.

You can sort players in the scout report however you want

You can now sort players in the report however you want, by clicking on the columns in the table.

Purchase recommendation removed

The purchase recommendations weren't really working and became a source of confusion. Many managers simply didn't agree with the scouts' recommendations. Instead of spending a lot of time trying to implement a new recommendation formula that can read minds, we've chosen to remove it altogether.