RULE CHANGES FOR ROUND 2
Applies to Gamers who have a total panic dollar holding of $500 or greater.
From round 2 and going forward, you will lose $20 panic dollars for any player you select who does not play that round.
The $20 will be deducted from the relevant player. If your holding in that player is less than $20, you will only lose the full value of that player, it will not go negative.
This change will be ongoing from R2 on.
This option is available to all Gamers, but will be more attractive to Gamers who have less money.
This option is on top of the existing gameplay - i.e. you will still trade or hold your players and get the same returns if the players play as other Gamers.
However, if you elect to do so you can lock an investment in a certain player for multiple weeks and get an additional bonus payment if they play for the nominated number of rounds.
The limitations are that you must invest 50% or more of your total holdings in the nominating week in that player. And that investment is locked for the number of periods you nominate. So if the player gets injured in the first week you still have to hold the investment for the total period. Since you have to invest 50% of your holdings, you can only do this option for 2 players at most.
There are 2 options
"Double Stress" - you request to lock in a player for the next 2 rounds, and you will get a $150 bonus payment if that player plays both rounds (in addition to normal returns).
For example - If Ambrose was available at 30% for R2 (ie $3 for each $10) and 20% for R3, and you invested $100, and he played in both games, over both rounds you would go to -
$100 x (1 + 0.30) x (1 + 0.20) + $150 = $306 invested in Ambrose (less any transaction cost).
"Triple Stress" - you request to lock in a player for the next 3 rounds. and you will get a $250 bonus payment if that player plays all 3 rounds (in addition to normal returns).
For example - using the Ambrose example and assuming he was back to 30% for R4, your $100 investment would go to -
$100 x (1 + 0.30) x (1 + 0.20) x (1 + 0.30) + $250 = $452.80 invested in Ambrose (less any transaction cost).
This change is only available this week (I will see how it goes).
If you want to choose this option you need to nominate when you are telling me your trades this week - something like
"I want to invest 50% of my holding in Ambrose with double stress option please". If you don't nominate this week, you can't just hold next week to try to claim the bonus.
[I know I said previously there would be more than a week's notice before any rule changes taking effect. However, there have been a number of Gamers who just started playing in the last 2 weeks. I want to even up the holdings a bit as soon as possible so the game doesn't become boring with little change in rankings.]
Please ask any questions if it is not clear how this works.