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Hi just seen that Björn Leukemans is out of Paris-Roubaix and I've got him in my team can I swap him without losing a transfer as I'm not looking to change him through choice?

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drheaton [3318 posts] 4 years ago
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Nope, you've got to use a transfer or get docked the penalty points.

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Mogwai [30 posts] 4 years ago
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I haven't got any transfers left. Why should I lose points because someone has picked up an injury? That's totally out of my control. What a load of bollocks.

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stewieatb [292 posts] 4 years ago
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That's just the way the Classics are played, I'm afraid. It can always happen, so if you're on a restricted transfer window, best practice is to leave it as late as possible. It's unfortunate, but them's the rules. Sorry  2

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Wig_Billy [578 posts] 4 years ago
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Mogwai wrote:

I haven't got any transfers left. Why should I lose points because someone has picked up an injury? That's totally out of my control. What a load of bollocks.

You are in control of when you use your transfers.

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TERatcliffe26 [4658 posts] 4 years ago
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I was going to put him in which is why i waited, think a frenchman will go in now

And its tough if someone picks up an injury.
Basically then all those that picked fabian should get a free transfer?
And then anyone that gets injured/drops out of a stage race should get a free transfer?

I cant quite understand your thinking on wanting a free transfer, its never been the case that injured riders etc should be swapped without penalty. Its luck of the draw.

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obutterwick [474 posts] 4 years ago
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3 of mine are injured and I hadn't planned on swapping them. That's just the game.

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Mogwai [30 posts] 4 years ago
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Of course if someone picks up an injury you should get a free transfer. Why should you be penalised for something out of your control. Waiting to the last minute to finalise your team? Get a life! Like I said a load of bollocks. If you had a real team and a rider got injured you'd be able to replace them.

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TERatcliffe26 [4658 posts] 4 years ago
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So basically whenever a rider is greyed out you should get a transfer too?
So why should i be penalized then, beacuse one of your riders injured? you would get 5 transfers to my 4, but what if I wanted to make 5 transfers.
I do have a life
So basically your saying the rules of the game are b******s then?
But this isn't a real team, you had to plan your team to fall into line with the number of transfers you have. So therefore handing out free transfers to anyone that has a rider or gets injured, just peanlises those who have planned well

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Wig_Billy [578 posts] 4 years ago
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Mogwai wrote:

Of course if someone picks up an injury you should get a free transfer. Why should you be penalised for something out of your control. Waiting to the last minute to finalise your team? Get a life! Like I said a load of bollocks. If you had a real team and a rider got injured you'd be able to replace them.

If you had a real team you'd be able to pick a team worth more than 150 credits.
If you had a real team you'd be able to pick more than 2 people from your team.
If you had a real team you'd be able to pick more than 4 star riders.
If you had a real team you probably wouldn't be playing this game.  3

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allezrider [92 posts] 4 years ago
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If you don't like the rules, don't play the game. Many of us will have had Cancellara so have to replace him. That only leaves 3 transfers compared to somebody who didn't have Cancellara in their team in the first place, who would have 4. That's no different to losing a rider after you've made your transfers. Get a life....  16

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drheaton [3318 posts] 4 years ago
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If you had a real team you wouldn't confirm the final team 5 days before the race. You'd do it right on the deadline in case someone got injured.

Quite apart from the attitude I have absolutely no sympathy for you. There's nothing in the rules saying you get extra free transfers and the question has been asked a number if times in the past couple of weeks so the answer was out there already. For DAYS the forums have had threads telling you to WAIT WITH YOUR TRANSFERS but you didn't listen and now you want an extra transfer.

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dave atkinson [6246 posts] 4 years ago
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I'll do the final roster changes tomorrow morning, everything should be settled by then. good time to make changes  3

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Simon_MacMichael [2457 posts] 4 years ago
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The Preview is up now too on the front page if that helps anyone  3

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enrique [2342 posts] 4 years ago
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Mogwai wrote:

Of course if someone picks up an injury you should get a free transfer...

I agree...

TERatcliffe26 wrote:

So basically whenever a rider is greyed out you should get a transfer too?

Why not? I don't think the amount of transfers should be what matters. I think we should look at it as how many riders you end up swapping out from your last team.

TERatcliffe26 wrote:

So why should i be penalized then, beacuse one of your riders injured? you would get 5 transfers to my 4, but what if I wanted to make 5 transfers.

You're not getting pemalized. It should be a rule:

enrique wrote:

... that we get a free transfer for any 'grayed out' riders we selected if (!)... [they were on the start list but were removed either by their team or the Roadcc game managers BEFORE (!) the start of the event]...

TERatcliffe26 wrote:

...therefore handing out free transfers to anyone that has a rider or gets injured, just peanlises those who have planned well

I just think it's fair, for everyone to have a level playing field, and to make the game fair to those who have other things to do, that there be unlimited transfers during the Classics... There's so many dropouts!

I've said it before:

enrique wrote:

I agree we should have unlimited transfers in the Classics. I wish we did!

And I'm not the only one:

fhoupg wrote:

... There should be unlimited transfers after every single race.

Why should we have to wait to the last minute to make changes? Please! Make them unlimited next year...

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bubby016 [89 posts] 4 years ago
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Don't feel like using the quotes so @enrique I believe TER is correct even though everyone has their own opinion. Should we get transfers for greyed out riders? Simple, no. I like the fact that people who actually do their research are rewarded, that way it takes more luck,skill, and smarts to win/do well in the game. People who don't? Your problem. It isn't like you couldn't spend 2 seconds of your day to look up the provisional start list of the next comp is it? So if you didn't it's your fault. A whole lot of teams had Canc on their team and instead of asking for another transfer they either used one to sub him out and have 3 transfers left, or they decided to make four changes and take the 20 penalty points. They were fine you should be too. You think it isn't fair? How so? Everbody gets the same amount of tranfers, same amount of time, same amount of riders, same restrictions. So how is that not fair? Unlimited transfers? Yeah, they might be nice but, wouldn't that be too easy. Besides, like I (and many others) have said, I like being rewarded for actually planning ahead. Why should you wait to the last minute? So, you don't swear and whine on the forums like now. I know I might sound rude but, seriously? It is a free game and quite good one at that. Dave and Co. work hard to improve it is better every year. If you don't like it either A. Stop playing and find something better to do or B. Enjoy the game, shut your yap, and suggest we do something different at the end of the year on the forum that ASKS you what you think. You might disagree but look at it this way, if we were to change it so two people liked it 50 people would hate it, including myself. Then there would be more requests for things that you didn't agree with but by more people. Then the game wouldn't be any fun, which is what the purpose of this game is, isn't it?

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dave atkinson [6246 posts] 4 years ago
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I just think it's fair, for everyone to have a level playing field

the rules are the same for everyone. explain to me how that's not a level playing field?

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and to make the game fair to those who have other things to do

there's always going to be someone who's got more time to throw at the game than you. not much we can do about that.

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Mogwai [30 posts] 4 years ago
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Oh my god I wish I'd never asked. Just supposed to be a bit of fun. Thought last year you were allowed to swap out injured riders for free, but maybe I'm confusing this with fantasy riders which is a motorbike sport version of this. It's not something I pay much attention to just something to add a little to watching the races. Good luck to you all tomorrow and thanks for setting me straight. Enjoy it.

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manxfelipe [54 posts] 4 years ago
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I agree with Mogwai on this. I was 'forced' to make transfers early this week as I wasn't sure how good the wi-fi access would be at the Premiere Classe we're staying at this weekend (we just happen to be in France for the race  1 and so I didn't want to take that risk before leaving home! Anyway, turns out the access ain't too bad here but of course now I have an injured rider in my team! At least I do have 1 free transfer left so can make this change but I think the rule isn't the best! It would probably be better if you could at least pick 2 or 3 reserves for each stage/race or something like that and one of them was automatically put into your team if 1 of your 9 riders doesn't start!

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livestrongnick [2118 posts] 4 years ago
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Exactly, it's just for fun!!!  16
Grow up and get a grip will you. Dave any way you can remove that moaner(mogwai) from the game? Starting to really grate my cheese!!!  102

It's free god damn it! If we payed to play then maybe we could expect to get free transfers for unexpected withdrawals, but we've had a week to sit and wait. Everyday the roaster changes!

I personally have 6 riders grayed out!  14
But i'm lucky enough to still have 6 transfers to play with  4

It's not life and death to play this game, the life and death part is played by the pro's we pick for every stage! This is a Classic, it's anyones race not just the Star riders! Very much a luck thing!  39

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Mogwai [30 posts] 4 years ago
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Mogwai wrote:

Oh my god I wish I'd never asked. Just supposed to be a bit of fun. Thought last year you were allowed to swap out injured riders for free, but maybe I'm confusing this with fantasy riders which is a motorbike sport version of this. It's not something I pay much attention to just something to add a little to watching the races. Good luck to you all tomorrow and thanks for setting me straight. Enjoy it.

How does that make me a moaner and should get me removed?

I asked if you could do something. you can't I've moved on I suggest you do the same.

Going riding now. Hope you all enjoy the race tomorrow. Thats all that really matters after all.

Thanks again for setting me straight.

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Mogwai [30 posts] 4 years ago
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Fuck you (apologies for this, i was out of order)

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The Terrible To... [45 posts] 4 years ago
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One of my greyed out riders has been reinstated due to injury of fellow team mate. Swings and roundabouts.