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When you make a trade in Basketball GM or Football GM, a summary of that trade is logged and shows up in the transactions list and the news feed. A mildly annoying thing about that is how it handles draft picks. Sure it’ll say the trade included a 2021 2nd round pick, but if you check back after the 2021 draft, there’s no new information. It doesn’t say which player was selected with the pick, which makes it difficult to evaluate trades.
I’ve gotten many requests to do something about that, and I’m happy to announce that I have finally done something!
Today I added a News Feed to Basketball GM and Football GM. You can see it by going to League > News Feed. It’s similar to the old Event Log and Transaction pages, but with some significant improvements:
Each event has a “score” associated with it, which is used to filter stories. By default, it only shows you “important” news. The score formula is different for different types of events. For example, for injuries the score depends on injury severity, how good the player is, if it’s the playoffs or not, and if he’s on your team or not.
There are filters to show events based on season, team, importance, and category.
It’s more comprehensive. The old event log was missing some events, such as league rule changes.
It looks better, including team logos and player photos.
Top headlines also appear on the Dashboard, replacing the old “Upcoming Games” and “Completed Games” sections which have been kind of redundant after I added the scrolling list of scores at the top of the screen.