Long time readers of this website will know that I have been playing this trading game online since its inception and have enjoyed it immensely.
There have been issues in 2022, which the games developers have acknowledged. The lack of a stop loss function to enable you to sell a rider on a certain date and time to take the best advantage of market pricing being the main thing that has impacted my success.
I just don’t have time to log in to the website the second a tour stage ends to sell a player manually. The previous version enabled me to signpost in advance that I wanted to take the current price for Stefan Bissegger after a time trial (as an example). If you forget or log on later you can lose thousands of Euro in value.
Some of the other key buttons, like understanding who is currently racing should you have some spare budget, haven’t worked or worked consistently. Its good to see the developers understand this and plan to improve things.
These are minor blips as opposed to fundamental reasons not to create an account and build your roster.
Below is the ProcyclingGame statement about their intentions going forwards.
With the 2022 season problems in mind, we already are looking forward to the 2023 season. We will apply the feedback and analysis results to the 2023 game, which we can already tell will have some major updates. Here are a few bulletpoints regarding the major changes.
– The interface will get a major upgrade – Instead of a year game, the game will continue over the seasons. This will open up possibilities for investing in talented riders. – Main ranking over money earned in past 12 months – Prizemoney will be significantly lower so resource allocation will be relevant for a longer period – No limit on number of riders on your team to increase strategies possibilities.
More details are to come as we will work out the new system. We hope that you will continue playing the game in to 2023!
I am looking forward to getting started with a new roster at the start of next year.
Regular readers of the site will know that I was a keen player of this game across 2020.
The purpose being you buy and trade pro riders with their price going up and down based on performance. You get money by their share price going up and from prizes, but of course there is the risk your rider tanks and their value goes down.
Here are my riders for the early week of the season based on my initial EUR 5m outlay.
With the early part of the season (should it happen to plan) being week long stage races and one day classics I am looking at riders who have those skills to bring me in some cash.
My strategy being that once the Giro comes around I will be able to sell a couple of these for a profit or add to my line up with their prize money gains.
Its incredible to say it but Peter Sagan looks my biggest gamble at EUR 800k. He needs to get a spring classic win to justify my outlay on him or do something in a race like Paris-Nice or Tirreno-Adriatico.
Whilst their remains a risk that a lot of upcoming races might be cancelled as a result of Covid 19, I am still busily predicting what I can to take my mind of global viral epidemics.
The last update I gave was about the riders I had picked the most over the life of the game (which is free to play by clicking here). However I have started the season in reasonable form based on my previous efforts.
So I am currently picking 1 in three winners and here are my picks for the opening Belgian Classics… wish me luck.
My logic being that G VA will be in fine form after the training races in Southern Europe and after the windy conditions of Saturday we might have a sprint on Sunday.