Vroom, vroom: the match engine!
The Match Engine is the software which generates all the events reported within any given Hattrick match, and in so doing generates the final match results. Over the years it has been the most criticized aspect of the game (not always constructively) but this crucial component of the game mechanics is the one that many users would much like to see improved and updated (especially after experiencing an unlikely loss).
Notwithstanding these voices of discontent, and although many of you reading this may well have complained about results generated by our Match Engine, do you actually know HOW it works?
In this article we've done our best to explain those inner machinations!
With any luck, by reading this article and learning a bit more about it, you'll be able to understand the game a bit better, improving your match orders skills. Most importantly of all, the next time you lose a match, despite having better ratings everywhere, you'll be able to post a technically more informed complaint entitled "Why did I loose?" :P
We hope you enjoy it!
442CA is the new 352
Last season, Chile won the World Cup. In itself, this is remarkable enough for a medium/small HT country. To make it more special, though, they've played most of their WC games 442CA. In the WC final they beat Switzerland with 1-5 (484403483), not surprisingly playing 442CA.
Interview about the Chilean 442CA
Here is an interview with the National Coach of Chile, Frano_Battousai (1177705) about how he managed to win the World Cup playing 442CA most of the time.
Research on Hattrick’s Youth Academy Scouting Pools
HT-Tools and hattrick youthclub have analyzed 645,129 youth players to identify trends, distributions and frequencies of talented players. We divided the research in three parts. In the first one, we studied the talent of youth players in general through the last years. In the second part, we examined if the point of time of scouting a youth player has an important impact on the talent and finally, we searched for trends in order to see if pool refills are important on scouting.
EEH Tournament, the biggest tournament in hattrick universe
In this HT-Press we are going to talk about a tournament that is being played every season in the Escuela Ercanto Hattrick Federation, a tournament that has three series more than spanish HT league system, with an outstanding number of eleven leagues!
Me, my wife and Hattrick
Pesnik describes once again his struggle to balance Hattrick, his wife's temper and his physical integrity. Apparently, only two elements can be in balance at the same time. Enjoy!
New staff system - what should I pick?
What specialists should you choose for your team? Let's find out together.
I play Hattrick since it was born!
Not myself, of course, although it took quite some time for me too, but this time I want to share an interview, which was done for the local press in Lithuania – I prepared a series of articles about how Hattrick changed over time (you can call it evolution), how Lithuanian league and language came to be and how our local players started it off in the beginning (you can find those articles just by selecting Lithuania in the dropdown on your right). I’m sure most of you are also interested in how the game itself has started – in HT-Bjorn’s mind back in gloomy old days of 1997. Only a handful of players who started playing back then still remain in the game and one of them is GM-Ambient (1430)– a Norwegian guy, who plays in Sweden, would you believe that! Of course, he’s not the worst pick to ask about things, quite the opposite - his time being GM in a game surpasses the time most of us play the game. So let’s hear what he had to say about this wonderful game of ours :)
HT-Gusy: "I miss latin music and dancing"
This is a Meet&Greet interview, put together by the Ht-Global editors, written by artod together with HT-Gusy (272466), a Venezuelan girl who is working as a developer for hattrick (a Swedish-based football manager game).
Hattrick Masters. The winner takes it all. Interview with Sa Bur.
Sa Bur (2718983) - Ukraininan HT-Legend reached Hattrick Masters quarterfinal in 2010 and disappeared for 10 seasons to be back to win this golden trophy. Do you wanna know how he made it? If that's the case, you have to read this interview!