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Step 2: Creating an Update Page (with Banking and Activity Checks)
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(This post was last modified: 08-22-2021, 01:09 AM by ACapitalChicago.)

You will create a thread called an update thread. In a separate tab, go to THIS PAGE

Click New Topic in the upper right hand corner.

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Fill it out as follows

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Scroll down to the bottom and press post.

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You have created your update page!!

Over the course of each week, you will put the links to all the TPE you earn into one single post in that thread (as you earn more TPE, you can keep editing and updating the same post for the week). Under the links, you will indicate how you want to "spend" that TPE and how you want to improve your player with those points. At the end of the week, an updater will come into the thread and verify that the links are valid, and they will transfer the updates that you have written for your player onto your player page for it to be put into the sim engine. At that point, they'll make a post in the thread saying "Updated!" and you'll start a new post as a reply to your Update Thread for the next week of TPE earning.

We highly suggest you use this tool to help you with your updates. It will walk you through the process.

Here is an example of a good update.

If you prefer to do it manually or if you have to edit your post, see here how to do that:


As shown in the example, there are a few components of an update post:

First, the links themselves! Each time you earn TPE on the site, you will need to link to it in your update post for it to count. The updaters will check these links to ensure that all the earnings you're registering are valid and correct. In order to obtain the link to a specific post, you'll do as follows: right click the number in the top right-hand of the post (as shown here) and copy the link address.

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You should be using the link to the specific post that earned you TPE. If it's an Activity Check or training, the direct links to your posts in those threads suffice. If it's from a point task, you'll need to wait for a claim thread such as this one to go up after it's been graded. Once the specific post for that PT has been created, you'll link to that particular post in your update thread.


The code to create a hyperlink like the ones in the example is as follows:

Code:
[url=INSERTLINKHERE]inserttexthere[/url]

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Otherwise, you can create the hyperlink by clicking this button on the text editor and filling out the prompt boxes.

Using hyperlinks will keep your updates clean and easy to follow.

As in the example post, each instance of TPE earned should have a hyperlink to the post where you earned it, the label of what that post was, and next to it, an indicator of how much TPE was earned.

The next part of the update post is the total!

As shown, always make sure to add up how much you've earned in that update post (so, for that whole week). You'll also want to add that to your current total to show what your new total for the end of the week will be.

The last part of the update post is the fun part - improving your player!

As shown in the example, you want to show a few things each time that you're improving an attribute: how much TPE you're putting into it, which attribute it is, and how it changes the attribute value (before and after). Remember, after your attributes pass a certain value (depending on your update scale), 1 TPE no longer equals an increase of 1 for your attributes! Make sure to follow your update scale in Step 1 when you're improving your attributes.

If you don't have enough TPE to raise an attribute to the next level, you can just bank any unused TPE. Just keep track of banked TPE somewhere in your update post.

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(This post was last modified: 08-22-2021, 01:44 AM by BadWolf.)

Banking!

The first step of your first Point Task grants you a free training! What a Point Task is and what that means will be explained in Step 3, but before that, this will walk you through the process of banking.

Typically, your trainings (and seasonal coaching for bonus TPE) will cost you money. You can earn money in many ways. A mentor can help go over these with you. They are listed below. Once a week (the week always resets at midnight EST between Sunday and Monday), you will be able to do one of these individual trainings, which grant you a set amount of TPE in exchange for money.

In order to keep developing and progressing on the site, you'll need to have some sort of sustainable income. You can earn money in a few different ways:

First: Contracts!

Whether you're playing in the SMJHL or the SHL, you will always be earning a seasonal salary if you are on an active roster. This money will help you cover the costs of your training from week to week! You will be able to come to an agreement with your team's general managers on your contracts!


In the SMJHL, contracts are a bit more limited, as you'll only be under your juniors team's contract for one season. Your contract will have a maximum value of 3m, and it'll only last one season. Once you get drafted into the SHL at the end of your rookie season, you'll be signing a contract with your SHL team. Don't be afraid to make it a real discussion - they want to see you succeed as well, and will be happy to negotiate the terms of your contract (value / term) until both parties are completely satisfied.


Second: Media!


Head over here to see the media center for the juniors league! There are two forums like these on the site, one for all media relating to the juniors league and one for all media relating to the pro league. You can write articles relating to the site and the league in order to earn money! For each 100 words that you write, you will make $100k in site earnings. Your first article will be worth a double payout as long as you indicate somewhere, whether it's at the beginning of the article or the end, that it's your first on the site.


Written media can be anything within the scope of your imagination! Frequent topics of articles include player/draft analysis, team storylines and narratives, and player backstories. Feel free to get really creative! Some articles, depending on the amount of creativity and time/effort put into it, can earn payout bonuses depending on how awesome they are.


If you're not much of a writer, you can take a different spin on it and make a podcast! These can be recorded any way you like (Soundcloud, Youtube, etc.) The payout for these is 50k per minute, and it caps at 3m for an hour-long podcast. You can record more, of course, but you'll only get paid for the first hour. You can only post one podcast for money per week, so make it count! Don't be afraid to have some fun with it! You'll get the payout as long as you stay with topics related to the league for most part, so don't be nervous if you want to try this option out.


Third: Graphics!


Head over here to check out our graphics forum! We have a lot of talented graphics artists putting out creations for other players to enjoy. Might you be the next? Each week, a player can create four graphics submissions pertaining to the league and get graded on a quality scale for a money payout by the graphics department. If you're not too experienced yet, or you simply want to work on a commission basis, you can also have people pay you (within certain monetary limits) individually for you to make them a graphic! These are most often what we call “sigs,” or signatures. They're mini-banners representing our players and our careers that go at the bottom of people's posts. Just a little flashy, just a little fun. They add some color to the site and help everyone know each other, as well as providing convenient information such as player name and team.


Fourth: League jobs!


Once you've gotten your bearings a bit more on the site, you can find employment on the site and earn a seasonal salary that way as well. Most of the positions that help the league run on a daily basis are paying jobs, such as media grading, PT grading, and fantasy league managing. The one major exception to this rule is being a general manager… for now. If you're looking for a paying job, keep an eye out for this forum! This is where any job openings will be posted, typically including an application and an explanation of what the job would entail.


Finally: Twitter!


This is a bit of a supplement, but it's a fun way to keep yourself involved in the league and earn a bit of cash for it. If you make three tweets and three answers per week related to the league on Twitter (whether from a personal account or from one you make specifically for the league), you can earn up to 600k! Just make sure that each one has the hashtag #shlhockey. For further information on how to get this money, have a look at this thread.

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(This post was last modified: 08-22-2021, 01:23 AM by ACapitalChicago.)

Activity Checks!

Once a week (the week always resets at midnight EST between Sunday and Monday), you will be able to do one of these Activity Checks (ACs as they will be called), which grant you 2 TPE for free. They will be numbered. Simply go to the thread here, find the newest one, and reply with your name. You can then link that post to your update thread for 2 TPE.

This along with training is done weekly.

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