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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.

9-28-2021 12 New Achievements

We have a new set of achievements ready for managers to go after!

The first 10 are in the main category, meaning anyone can collect them and their scores are included in the official scoreboard.

For example, you can now get recognition for breaking the winning streak of an opponent, for promoting two seasons in a row, for achieving a double-Hattrick in a single match, for winning both your series and getting the top scorer award, for ending the season with very few goals conceded, and for going many weeks without ever missing to schedule a friendly - among other things.

We also have two new Supporter achievements: One given when you have collected all away flags, one for collecting one home and one away flag from each continent. (If you have already “earned” these in the past, these achievements will update automatically next time you play any friendly).

Also, we want to deny that there are new hidden achievements added. We also want to deny that we are denying this. Please don’t go looking for hidden achievements, OK? :-)

9-17-2021 For the Goalie in Your Life!

Few features have been so wished for (and frankly, overdue) than the ability to create separate shirt designs for your goalkeepers. We are happy to announce that this is included in our latest update to the Kit Designer, which is a part of the Gold Supporter package. 

Alongside the new goalie shirts we are adding a bunch of other things as well.

Your added texts are now editable, it is no longer necessary to delete text items and create new ones. We’ve added layer drag/drop on the desktop client, and we added a “fixed step” rotation in the design interface, which you can access by clicking the magnet icon on a rotation bar. We also fixed some interface issues we had for the touch interface, and other bugs as well.

There is an avatar preview when you save a shirt design, so you can see how the shirt looks on a player. 

Finally, the Kit Designer now has an “Undo” feature, and in a few weeks we will release a “Redo” feature as well to go along with it. The reason we are doing it like this is that we want more live feedback from users on the “Undo” mechanism before we add further complexity.

We hope you enjoy this update!

9-13-2021 Hattrick Masters Draw

The Hattrick Masters starts next week, on Monday. The draw for this season's edition will take place today at 15:00 (CET).

9-9-2021 National Team Federations for All

Today we opened the official National Team (NT) federations for everyone! It is no longer necessary to be a Supporter to support your national team in the forum. Every user has two NT fed slots that they can use (two because most leagues have separate feds for their U21 and senior teams). 

Some of these NT feds are new, others are established NT federations that have chosen to convert to this new system and become free for everyone to join. Those existing feds will have a change of ownership, as the owner and top admin of every official NT federation will also be the NT coach.

We hope you love the new federations, and that you will take this opportunity to bond as a community. There is no right or wrong way to organize around your NT - the needs and strategies may look different whether you are in a small or a large league, but a helpful and inclusive atmosphere is always a strength, so please help us make these new federation a part of Hattrick to be proud of.

You can find links to the official NT feds on the home page of the respective national teams.

Also: A late but well-deserved shout out to our latest U21 winner, Spain! Led by coach Oro-Flavio_86, they took out Germany on penalties in the final. Congratulations!

Now, go fill your NT feds with wonderful things!

 
 
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