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12-7-2021 Series Swapping

As usual, the HFA will allow some teams to swap series over the offseason:

• The swap window will be open from Thursday December 9, 00:00 until Friday December 10, 23:59 (CET)
• HTI teams are only able to swap until Friday 16:00 (CET) due to the creation of the matches for the upcoming season
• You can only swap your series if you play in one of the lowest three division levels in your country
• You can only swap your place with a bot team from your own division level
• You can only swap once and it can't be undone, so make sure you really want to swap series

You can swap places with a bot from the bot's series page. A link will appear after the bot team in the table. Note that you can only swap places with a bot team with the "robot logo", and not with an ownerless team which has not been botified yet.

12-2-2021 Choose Your Sponsor - And Choose Well

Sponsors are a major source of revenue for all Hattrick teams, but a part of the game that hitherto has offered no interesting choices for managers. With our new sponsor system we hope to change that.

Before the start of each season, you have the chance to pick one sponsor contract out of five offers. All contracts have one guaranteed part, which is paid out weekly and which is the same no matter which sponsor you pick. This part will always be the larger part of your total sponsor income.

But the offers also have a flexible part. Here, you can play it safe, or take some risk with a potential higher payoff. Contracts can have one or several performance-based bonus parts, based for example on matches won, goals scored, or promotion placements.

It’s up to you as a manager to pick one that fits your risk profile and the strengths of your team.
If a manager chooses nothing, a default (and safe) option will be chosen automatically. Recently created teams will also get this option automatically.

Oh, and another thing: sponsors will now have names, and a discreet logo as well. The companies are fictitious ones, inspired by the wider Hattrick world.

We hope this extra decision point, and this new window for storytelling in the game, will make for a good addition to Hattrick. Enjoy!

11-12-2021 Arena Designer in the App

It's time to give the new arena designer another small update.

We've made it possible to use the designer in the mobile app, and we have also improved the support for mobile/touch interfaces in general.

In addition to this, the weather animation makes a return as well. We have also added an undo/redo function and Y-axis movement for the design interface.

Finally, we fixed some bugs and also made the designer fit better on smaller screens. We hope you will enjoy the new version!

10-27-2021 Summer time ends!

On Sunday morning, summer time (Daylight Saving Time) ends, and the clock switches back to standard Central European Time. This means that the hour between 02:00 and 03:00 CET Time occurs twice. Of course all matches, transfers and so on will happen just once.

10-25-2021 “Your Mission, Should You Choose to Accept It”

Today, a new feature goes live. Most of you will not see it for now, but we wanted to tell you what Missions are, so that if you one day get one, you know what the fuss is all about.

A Mission is a story-based event that can be triggered at certain points in your Hattrick career. It will be a kind of challenge that you can ignore or accept, and if you accept there will be a reward if you succeed, and maybe also a penalty if you fail. We will never explain when a Mission may happen, but the rules will always be applied in the same way to all teams. If two teams satisfy the criteria, both will get it.

Our first Missions are relatively minor affairs, directed at teams and managers that for different reasons may be at risk of losing interest in Hattrick. But we do envision Missions that could happen at any stage of your Hattrick life.

To give one example of a Mission being introduced now: If you play in the lowest division of a league, and you have no chance of promotion, you could be offered a new unique goal for the rest of your season - let’s say to improve your league position. If you do, there will be a reward.

Missions rewards are balanced so they don’t disrupt competition, and they are also balanced in such a way that teams can never repeat a Mission once it has been tried once. We see this as a nice format to create secondary goals and agendas in the game, hidden to other teams, as well as a way to introduce incentives for certain user groups or play styles that may need a nudge.

As always, the real purpose is for everyone to have just a bit more fun - so we hope you like it!

10-15-2021 Smokinglirarna Wins the Hattrick Masters

Smokinglirarna from Sweden and Vijayapura Vipers from Brunei faced each other in the Hattrick Masters final last night. While the Vipers had the most ball possession, it was Lirarna who was the most efficient. 1 - 0 was sufficient to make them the next winner of the Hattrick Masters!

Both teams seemed to have prepared themselves very well for the match. While Lirarna opted for a 5-5-0 with Long Shots, their opponent chose a 2-5-3 lineup to try to win the battle. It was interesting to see how the tactics would play out. It was however not until the 19th minute when we saw the first big chance. With a brilliant long shot, Lirarna took the lead, 1 - 0. Without a doubt their fans thought it was worth the wait. We admit, it was a beauty. 1 - 0 was also the half time score, but this was only thanks to some outstanding saves that prevented from some more goals being scored.

In the second half Vipers tried their best to turn the tide, but they didn't convert their best opportunity to score the equalizer after 56 minutes of gameplay. The remainder of the game was very thrilling, but no more goals were scored. After one minute of extra time, the referee figured it was enough for the day and blew his whistle. Smokinglirarna are the new Hattrick Masters winner!

Our congratulations go to Smokinglirarna and their manager _Bele_!

10-14-2021 Tactics Review

At the start of next season, we will make a few changes to three match tactics: pressing, attack on wings, and attack in the middle.

Teams that press against the long shots tactic will now have a higher minimum chance of pressing away a long shot attempt. Today, pressing teams with a tactic rating much lower than the long shot team's run the risk of never having the chance to prevent a long shot. With this change, there will always be a chance, even if the long shot team still keeps the overall advantage.

Both attack on wings and attack in the middle have lost popularity because it is perceived to be too much of a gamble to direct attacking power to either the wings or the middle when there is no guarantee that your team will actually attack from those positions. To balance this, there will now be some attacks dedicated to the tactic your team has chosen.

The goal of these changes are to balance these three tactics against all other available tactics in Hattrick. The change to pressing also aims to provide a stronger countermeasure against long shots.

We want all tactics in Hattrick to be viable, and for teams that have invested in a certain tactic to not be undercut overnight. In the case of long shots, this move signals a first and modest step on a path that will moderate long shot efficiency over time. If needed, we may try additional steps in the future.

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