Unless you’ve been living under a rock or have not been paying attention to the updates from PPM, you will be well aware that there are going to be come changes made to the PPM Game Engine at the start of season 7. These changes aim to make the game more competitive and more challenging for managers, which should, I believe, make the game more fun.
But fun and challenges aside, it is very important to stay on top of the changes that PPM make to their system if you intend to stay on top of your team.
So, here are 3 simple suggestions that everybody should be doing leading up to, and well into the next season of PPM hockey.
The shooting attribute is fairly self explanatory; it is involved in how often and how well your players send the puck on net. But up until now, you could get away with high offense and lower shooting attributes because of the way the game engine worked. Not any more. Players with low shooting will be less effective next season, so if you are one of those who have neglected your shooting attribute on players, get them training in it now.
Another training suggestion you ask? Well, yes. As of next season the way the system calculates aggression and technique will changes, which means if you have low technique across your team you can expect to take a LOT more penalties. So, unless you have a great team of penalty killing monsters, get the technique on the rise now! This applies especially to wingers and defenders who both use aggression as a key attribute to their position.
Study Your Lines
This suggestion comes from a discussion i had recently with a friend who was confused as to why they kept losing games even though they had a strong team. After looking at their lineup i realised their problem was simply that they had not put much effort into setting up their team. Don’t put players who prefer the right side on the left and vice versa. Don’t put a winger in a center position or a defender as a winger. Don’t train the offense attribute on a goalie. It may sound stupid, but I have seen ALL these things done on a regular basis. With the coming changes to the PPM system, it is even more important than usual to make sure your team is set up the VERY BEST it can be. So take the time to study your players. If you’re not sure, ask on the forums for advice or drop me a message here. There is always someone willing to point you in the right direction.
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