Just a few unrelated considerations about redrafting. They've been floating between my ears for a bit and I thought of putting them somewhere, maybe other can add to them or pick holes.
What about my freak Legend?
As much as I'd like your carefully groomed, impossibly long lived stat freaks to disappear in a cloud of tears that then forms the sentence "1350k, BITCHES!" it's just not the case.
debog (400k on first redraft) can stick around for ages, as long as he doesn't want too many other vampires outshining him.
I can take Received Pronunciation
into a redraft, plus 10 brand new orc linos, for a meager 810k. That leaves me with 190k-540k worth of upgrades. I'd probably go for a couple of rerolls and a few new or rehired positionals. Playing the first match with no apo, maybe.
What about the often linked Myyrä
? That's 360k on the first redraft, 380k on the second, 400k on the third... That still leaves space for 10 beasts, an apo, a couple of rerolls, maybe some redrafted developed players. You are then, by those calculations, milking at least another 60 matches (15x4) out of that fantastic monster. You can probably afford to do that for double that amount of matches, 6 or 7 redrafts, and still have a sort of viable team on game 1 of each season.
So where does that leave MUH META?
In a weird position for sure. For quite some time, until the perms and the sweet release of death take care of the last freak, we won't have the purest distillation of bb20 TM in [C], but a mixed environment.
On one side, new teams and teams that redrafted "properly" or just didn't have any freaks to bring into the new world. On the other, teams that will increasingly look like the non-resurrection version of a 400k Star trying to fit into a NAF style roster. And no pressure on them either: they can wait in P state forever, then play 15 games just to build up some supporting characters, and then take their chances in a Major.
The kicker is that no one will be able to make those freaks in the new system. It's possible to try, just not as easily. And every 15 matches you get to redraft your halfbaked star with a hefty 20k cumulative tax on top. Probably better to get your Legends sorted now.
Mind you I'm not saying this is a problem, I'm just saying [C] is not gonna be your local pickup matches League, only with a thousand coaches in it, but some other beast entirely.
But redrafting is unrealistic!
I was a bit annoyed myself at the reasons given for where players who are not rehired go after a season. It sounded like handwaving. But it's really not!
Rookies just go play as rookies in another team. Sorted.
Players with one skill go play as mercenaries. Or just go do something else for a bit and when they go back to active play they've forgotten what they had learned.
Players with multiple skills become Stars, coaches, or simply retire! This sport is a PTSD machine. One player dies or gets maimed every match. Players see a teammate die every 4 games, on average. That's why they keep asking for more cash every season, they increasingly understand how risky it is. And eventually they quit.