Dynasty Hockey is a game by Fantasy Moguls available through facebook. The following are some tips and strategies I have figured out that will hopefully help you improve your Dynasty Hockey team. If you know of any other tips please let me know and I will update the post.
Your Lines Matter
Your team estimates (the color coded bar at the top of your page) are based on the skill and rating of the players you have. In addition to that, line 1 has more influence than line 2, and line 2 had more influence over your team estimates than line 3. So you want your best players in your top line. Keep in mind it isn’t always possible due to players skill. See Roster Chemistry Bonus below for details.
Roster Chemistry Bonus
Whatever you can do, try to keep your Chemistry Bonus as high as possible (so far 25% is the most I have been able to get and has been confirmed that 25% is the max). You do this by not having players with the same “skill” on the same line. If your line only has 2 players with the same skill you get a 10% bonus, if you don’t have any players on the line with the same skill you get a 25% bonus, if you have more than 2 people on the line with the same skill you get no bonus.
Right when you start the game, switch your lines up so that they all (or at least line1 and line2) have a 25% bonus. This will help you be able to defeat players 1 level ahead of you right from the start.
It’s all about the Reputation Points. Reputation points allow you to:
- draft better players
- purchase additional games
- purchase boosts
- auto train instead of waiting the x amount of hours for training to complete
The best way I have found to increase my Reputation Points is to make sure to get a good Enforcer right away. Enforcers are how you win fights, and if you win a fight during a game you get an additional 25 Reputation Points. That is quite significant. By employing this strategy and only playing teams that have Enforcers that are lower in skill than yours you can play pretty much endlessly as long as you don’t spend your Reputation Points down below 175.
Try to always play teams that are one level above you. This gets you an additional 5 points per game if you win. Use the Experts to ensure that you have a good chance to win. Losing a game is the worst thing that can happen because you don’t increase in level and you don’t gain any Reputation Points.
Drafting better players is integral to creating a better team, so the more Reputation Points you can acquire while playing your games, the better. It is worth it to hold out on a draft if there is one player that is significantly better than the rest of that draft’s pool of players. For example if the first 6 players have a rating of 75, 60, 60, 59, 57, 55 then it is more than likely worth it to spend your Reputation Points to ensure you get the 75. As long as you are still able to win games, there is no need to hurry up and draft, especially if by playing a few more games and gaining some RP will net you that higher skilled player.
If none of the players in the draft are all that great, don’t use any RP on that draft.
Scrimmages and Rivals = free extra games each day
On your “Play game” page you have the chance to scrimmage your friends. Every time you win a scrimmage (I have never lost one, I am not sure that you can) you get either 1 or 2 free games. You also get 5 Reputation points (or 30 if you win a fight). Also, if your friends sign up to play, they become a Rival. You can play up to 8 rival games a day that do not count against your game total.
Don’t get dazzled by card colors
Player colors in order of trainability (usually but not always, players with better color have better starting skill)
[update] These colors denote that the player listed had this type of season some time in their career. However I recently came to find out that the color also denotes how much training that player can receive. So the better the color, the more the player can be trained. While it is more important to get players of better skill than players with a better color in the long run you still want to shoot for better colors. For example if you are in a draft and can get a 72 Silver or a 64 Gold, you might want to get the 72 Silver or if you are planning on keeping that player around for a long time and training them, then you might as well get the 64 Gold. From what I have learned, it isn’t really worth training bronze or silver players because you will almost definitely be replacing them in a short time anyway. It doesn’t matter if you are playing a team with all gold players with your team of all silver players as long as your skill totals are better than theirs.
Money and Free Agents
Only spend your hard earned cash when you need to. So basically only spend it on free agents when you are no longer able to win games without doing so, or if you can make your team significantly better by picking up a player that will increase your chemistry bonus.
When you get to a point that you can start winning Cup Games you will start unlocking coaches. Coaches give bonuses to your players based on their category. For example one coach might give +10 skill to Centers with a category of Strength and +8 skill to Defenders with a category of Creativity. Here is a link to a post I created just for the Dynasty Hockey Coaches
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