Q: How do I draft?
A: Draft selections can be made with the "Draft Orders" button in your
team control menu.
Q: In the "Draft Picks" Page, three years of drafts with three rounds each
are shown. Is this listed in the order of the draft?
A: This is merely a status page. It says essentially the following: Team
Name, and then three rounds off picks. If another team's name is listed
under that round, it means that the other team owns that pick.
Q: How is the draft run, schedule wise? All at once in a live draft? Or
round by round, a day at a time?
A: The draft is run round by round, at the times listed in the league
schedule. It is not a live draft; you must send the draft commands before
the round is run to control your team's drafting. On the final day of the
draft, any additional rounds will be run to fill the rosters of all teams
to the necessary sizes.
Q: How does the game choose which of my draft selections to use?
A: First priority will be given to the first group listed in your draft
pick list. The computer will start at the first player in the group and
work down, until it finds a player who has not yet been picked and whose
secondary group still has signings remaining. If the first group has no
remaining signings (you have already picked the maximum allowed for that
group), or if no eligible players are found, it will proceed to the second
group, and so on until a pick can be found. If no legal pick is found
anywhere in your list, the computer will make the selection for you.
Q: How do the secondary groups work, and what are they are supposed to do?
A: Secondary groups allow you to limit the number of players from a certain
set of players that you will pick. This allows for great customization of
your draft, and makes certain that you get the top available player to you
come your turn.
For example, you want to draft two defenders and a midfielder with three
picks. Unless you want to draft the players in a certain order (ie, both
defenders first, and then the midfielder), you should just list all players
that you want, in order of priority, in a single group. Any players who
you would want to draft for either position should be put in the draft list
twice, once for each position.
The way that secondary groups work is that you will want to list all defender
picks as being in one secondary group (say, group 0) and all midfielder picks
as being in another secondary group (group 1). Then after the draft groups
have been listed, you should specify that you want two players from group 0
(your defenders) and one from group 1 (your midfielders). You can see why
you would want to list some players twice if you want them drafted for either
position, so that you don't skip over them unnecessarily.