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New Team Regions and Names

January 21, 2014 - , (4 Comments)

As I described in my previous post, Basketball GM needed some new cities and team names. Thanks to your great suggestions, we narrowed it down to a short survey that got over 100 responses (thank you to featherfooted for setting it up). You can view the final survey results here.

However, as the commissioner of the league, I decided to make a few minor executive decisions:

  • Voters picked the New York Skyline over the Bankers by just one vote, but I went with Bankers because I like it a lot better.
  • Voters picked the Atlanta Peaches over the Gold Club by just five votes, but I went with Gold Club because I like it a lot better.
  • Voters picked the San Francisco Hippies over the Entrepreneurs or the Venture Capitalists, but I think that was mainly because the latter two options are similar and they split the vote. So I went with Venture Capitalists (even though it’s kind of too long).
  • Voters picked Symphonies for the name of the Seattle team, but I changed it to Symphony because I think the singular form sounds better.

In total, that leaves these new teams:

  • Atlantic: Boston Massacre, Montreal Mounties, New York City Bankers, Philadelphia Cheesesteaks, Toronto Beavers
  • Central: Chicago Whirlwinds, Cincinnati Riots, Cleveland Curses, Detroit Muscle, Pittsburgh Rivers
  • Southeast: Atlanta Gold Club, Baltimore Crabs, Miami Cyclones, Tampa Turtles, Washington Monuments
  • Southwest: Dallas Snipers, Houston Apollos, Mexico City Aztecs, Phoenix Vultures, St. Louis Spirits
  • Northwest: Denver High, Minneapolis Blizzards, Portland Roses, Seattle Symphony, Vancouver Whalers
  • Pacific: Las Vegas Blue Chips, Los Angeles Earthquakes, Sacramento Gold Rush, San Diego Pandas, San Francisco Venture Capitalists

Before you ridicule my abuse of power, I should say that I also wanted to pick the Boston Three Party and Toronto Cosmopolitans, but they didn’t even come close to winning and I couldn’t bring myself to so blatantly rig the outcome.

The new team names are live now (only in new leagues). Please let me know if there are any problems. Thank you!

4 comments »

  1. I just want to start off by expressing my gratitude toward this amazing game that I discovered only about a week ago…It was so great! the main reason I enjoyed it is because of how realistic this game was! I finally found a game with actual managing techniques and REAL NBA cities…now just a short week after that was ruined! I strongly dislike your new realignment of NBA cities and team names, however i realize this is your game to tweak, and my opinion in all honestly probably means nothing to you. I have tried to play the game after your changes and its just not the same. I deeply hope one day you deiced to bring back the original format.

    -former satisfied player.

    Comment by carter J Anderson — January 23, 2014 @ 6:35 pm

  2. If you just want the old teams, that’s actually still possible. Right after you start a league, go to Tools > Edit Team Info and you’ll see a file with the old teams that you can use to overwrite all the teams in the league.

    Comment by Basketball GM Commissioner — January 23, 2014 @ 6:45 pm

  3. wow! really? that’s amazing!! thank you so much for creating this game by the way!

    Comment by carter J Anderson — January 24, 2014 @ 6:04 pm

  4. i had no idea you could custom edit teams, and do a fantasy draft! this is amazing!!! thank you so much again!! I love this game!

    Comment by carter J Anderson — January 24, 2014 @ 6:07 pm

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