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Election time is here!

  • MatzeG
  • 2017-08-07

It is election time again! You will have the opportunity to stand for election as the national team coach (either Senior or U21) of any nation, and vote a senior and U21 manager for your own nation.

To access the election page, go to the respective country homepage, then click on National Team, and then Elections.

If you stand for election, it is recommended that you open ONE thread in the appropriate country forum after the elections start. Please prefix your thread with [NT] or [U21] , e.g. [NT] greg or [U21] damian. Please do NOT spam forums, SK-mail people directly for votes, or spam users Guest Books. Any of these spam activities will result in forum banning and/or a financial fine.

Please remember that a user who has been elected as an NT manager will not be able to resign from their job. Therefore when you stand for the NT job, it is not only for fun, it is also your responsibility to serve the full term which the people that voted you into the job thought you should serve.

Elections start on the 7th of August and end on the 20th of August, so start preparing your speeches, asking candidates tough questions & voting!

Election time is here!

  • MatzeG
  • 2017-04-17

It is election time again! You will have the opportunity to stand for election as the national team coach (either Senior or U21) of any nation, and vote a senior and U21 manager for your own nation.

To access the election page, go to the respective country homepage, then click on National Team, and then Elections.

If you stand for election, it is recommended that you open ONE thread in the appropriate country forum after the elections start. Please prefix your thread with [NT] or [U21] , e.g. [NT] greg or [U21] damian. Please do NOT spam forums, SK-mail people directly for votes, or spam users Guest Books. Any of these spam activities will result in forum banning and/or a financial fine.

Please remember that a user who has been elected as an NT manager will not be able to resign from their job. Therefore when you stand for the NT job, it is not only for fun, it is also your responsibility to serve the full term which the people that voted you into the job thought you should serve.

Elections start on the 17th of April and end on the 30th of April, so start preparing your speeches, asking candidates tough questions & voting!

Web Developer wanted!

  • greg
  • 2017-01-30

We are seeking a Web Developer to carry out Sokker Manager web page modifications on selected user ideas or requests.
It is planned as an extra job for the programmer, 1-2 hours daily, 5 days a week. Also possible is an extra bonus eg. 10% of Sokker income rise after implementation of selected ideas.

An ideal candidate would meet these requirements:
- experience with developing web pages, proven with portfolio
- good knowledge of php programming
- experience with MySQL databases
- experience with at least one php framework
- active Sokker club manager and activity on forums

If interested, please send your CV with portfolio of web pages (links) and your expected wage per hour to sokker@sokker.org .

Notice that Sokker Manager website code is quite ancient, it was developed In 2003 and is not even object-oriented In most part. Ok, you have been warned :)

We are looking also for someone with Adobe Flash Animate CC knowledge to convert all Sokker Flash animations on the site to HTML5. Separate, one-time job only (also expected wage, CV and portfolio).

Christmas and Election Time have arrived

  • MatzeG
  • 2016-12-25

Season’s greetings!

Christmas has arrived on Sokker and Santa has brought a gift for every user; all users will receive a full day of Plus. This will be active on the 25th of December only.

In other news: It is election time again! You will have the opportunity to stand for election as the national team coach (either Senior or U21) of any nation, and vote a senior and U21 manager for your own nation.

To access the election page, go to the respective country homepage, then click on National Team, and then Elections.

If you stand for election, it is recommended that you open ONE thread in the appropriate country forum after the elections start. Please prefix your thread with [NT] or [U21] , e.g. [NT] greg or [U21] damian. Please do NOT spam forums, SK-mail people directly for votes, or spam users Guest Books. Any of these spam activities will result in forum banning and/or a financial fine.

Please remember that a user who has been elected as an NT manager will not be able to resign from their job. Therefore when you stand for the NT job, it is not only for fun, it is also your responsibility to serve the full term which the people that voted you into the job thought you should serve.

Elections start on the 26th of December and end on the 8th of January, so start preparing your speeches, asking candidates tough questions & voting!

It is election time again

  • Charles Hill
  • 2016-09-06

It is election time again! You will have the opportunity to stand for election as the national team coach (either Senior or U21) of any nation, and vote a senior and U21 manager for your own nation.

To access the election page, go to the respective country homepage, then click on National Team, and then Elections.

If you stand for election, it is recommended that you open ONE thread in the appropriate country forum after the elections start. Please prefix your thread with [NT] or [U21] , e.g. [NT] greg or [U21] damian. Please do NOT spam forums, SK-mail people directly for votes, or spam users Guest Books. Any of these spam activities will result in forum banning and/or a financial fine.

Please remember that a user who has been elected as an NT manager will not be able to resign from their job. Therefore when you stand for the NT job, it is not only for fun, it is also your responsibility to serve the full term which the people that voted you into the job thought you should serve.

Elections started on the 18th of September, so start preparing your speeches, asking candidates tough questions & voting!

Election Time is here!

  • MatzeG
  • 2016-05-16

It is election time again! You will have the opportunity to stand for election as the national team coach (either Senior or U21) of any nation, and vote a senior and U21 manager for your own nation.

To access the election page, go to the respective country homepage, then click on National Team, and then Elections.

If you stand for election, it is recommended that you open ONE thread in the appropriate country forum after the elections start. Please prefix your thread with [NT] or [U21] , e.g. [NT] greg or [U21] damian. Please do NOT spam forums, SK-mail people directly for votes, or spam users Guest Books. Any of these spam activities will result in forum banning and/or a financial fine.

Please remember that a user who has been elected as an NT manager will not be able to resign from their job. Therefore when you stand for the NT job, it is not only for fun, it is also your responsibility to serve the full term which the people that voted you into the job thought you should serve.

Elections started on the 16th of May and end on the 29th of May, so start preparing your speeches, asking candidates tough questions & voting!

Election Time is here!

  • MatzeG
  • 2016-01-25

It is election time again! You will have the opportunity to stand for election as the national team coach (either Senior or U21) of any nation, and vote a senior and U21 manager for your own nation.

To access the election page, go to the respective country homepage, then click on National Team, and then Elections.

If you stand for election, it is recommended that you open ONE thread in the appropriate country forum after the elections start. Please prefix your thread with [NT] or [U21] , e.g. [NT] greg or [U21] damian. Please do NOT spam forums, SK-mail people directly for votes, or spam users Guest Books. Any of these spam activities will result in forum banning and/or a financial fine.

Please remember that a user who has been elected as an NT manager will not be able to resign from their job. Therefore when you stand for the NT job, it is not only for fun, it is also your responsibility to serve the full term which the people that voted you into the job thought you should serve.

Elections will start on the 25th of January and end on the 7th of February, so start preparing your speeches, asking candidates tough questions & voting!

Election Time is here!

  • MatzeG
  • 2015-10-05

It is election time again! You will have the opportunity to stand for election as the national team coach (either Senior or U21) of any nation, and vote a senior and U21 manager for your own nation.

To access the election page, go to the respective country homepage, then click on National Team, and then Elections.

If you stand for election, it is recommended that you open ONE thread in the appropriate country forum after the elections start. Please prefix your thread with [NT] or [U21] , e.g. [NT] greg or [U21] damian. Please do NOT spam forums, SK-mail people directly for votes, or spam users Guest Books. Any of these spam activities will result in forum banning and/or a financial fine.

Please remember that a user who has been elected as an NT manager will not be able to resign from their job. Therefore when you stand for the NT job, it is not only for fun, it is also your responsibility to serve the full term which the people that voted you into the job thought you should serve.

Elections will start on the 5th of October and end on the 18th of October, so start preparing your speeches, asking candidates tough questions & voting!

Election Time is here!

  • MatzeG
  • 2015-06-14

It is election time again! You will have the opportunity to stand for election as the national team coach (either Senior or U21) of any nation, and vote a senior and U21 manager for your own nation.

To access the election page, go to the respective country homepage, then click on National Team, and then Elections.

If you stand for election, it is recommended that you open ONE thread in the appropriate country forum after the elections start. Please prefix your thread with [NT] or [U21] , e.g. [NT] greg or [U21] damian. Please do NOT spam forums, SK-mail people directly for votes, or spam users Guest Books. Any of these spam activities will result in forum banning and/or a financial fine.

Please remember that a user who has been elected as an NT manager will not be able to resign from their job. Therefore when you stand for the NT job, it is not only for fun, it is also your responsibility to serve the full term which the people that voted you into the job thought you should serve.

Elections will start on the 15th of June and end on the 28th of June, so start preparing your speeches, asking candidates tough questions & voting!

Election Time is here!

  • MatzeG
  • 2015-02-23

It is election time again! You will have the opportunity to stand for election as the national team coach (either Senior or U21) of any nation, and vote a senior and U21 manager for your own nation.

To access the election page, go to the respective country homepage, then click on National Team, and then Elections.

If you stand for election, it is recommended that you open ONE thread in the appropriate country forum after the elections start. Please prefix your thread with [NT] or [U21] , e.g. [NT] greg or [U21] damian. Please do NOT spam forums, SK-mail people directly for votes, or spam users Guest Books. Any of these spam activities will result in forum banning and/or a financial fine.

Please remember that a user who has been elected as an NT manager will not be able to resign from their job. Therefore when you stand for the NT job, it is not only for fun, it is also your responsibility to serve the full term which the people that voted you into the job thought you should serve.

Elections will start on the 23rd of February and end on the 8th of March at 21:28, so start preparing your speeches, asking candidates tough questions & voting!

Inter Football Manager

  • MatzeG
  • 2014-11-24

We are happy to announce the release of our new game Inter Football Manager for mobile devices. The game is currently available for Android only, but we plan to develop a version for iOS.

You can download Inter Football Manager from Google Playstore
Inter Football Manager - Android

There is a free version of the game with limited playing time. Your team will be reset after the trial-period.
Inter Football Manager Lite - Android

You can also play the game on your desktop computer.
Inter Football Manager - Online


You are probably asking, why we didn't develop just a version of Sokker for mobile devices, but a new game. The answer is simple: The mobile game should be more dynamic and simple than Sokker. A game that you can play when you have the time for it. Here are some of the major modifications compared to Sokker:
★ Matches are played everyday. You can wait for the scheduled time or even decide to play instantly.
★ One day in Inter Football Manager equals one week in Sokker. Every day your players receive training, you get money from sponsors and new juniors join the junior school.
★ You can train more than one skill per training session and training depends less on the matches played.
★ Players have an additional skill, fitness, which drops if the players trains too much. Players with low fitness will train and play worse.
★ The skills of the players are numbers from 0 to 100.
★ Players have contracts.
★ Players do not have values. Instead, for each position (GK, DEF, MID, ATT) a number between 0 and 100 will indicate how well the players suits to that position.
★ Leagues in Inter Football Manager have 14 teams. At the end of the season the top 6 teams will promote and the worst 6 will relegate.
★ A season lasts 4 weeks. New leagues are created every season with teams of active players. Bot teams are removed at the end of the season. Also teams of inactive users are cleared. They will start with a new team in the bottom division once they log in again.
★ The skills of your players, fan mood and account balance will be visible for your opponents. This will allow you to follow the management strategy of other managers.
★ You can choose your club logo and background image from a set of default pictures.
★ You can buy Tokens and use them for special features, eg. on the transfermarket. Tokens can also be earned by logging in every day.
★ There's a default starting price for players on the transferlist. Bidding on players requires Tokens.

As you can see the modifications we've made are huge. A compromise wouldn't have worked well for both Sokker and a mobile football manager. There are many users who are playing Sokker for many years and who wouldn't accept if we had made these changes to Sokker. On the other hand a mobile version of Sokker would be unplayable without these modifications. You should be able to play when you start your mobile app and not wait all week for just one league game on sunday.

Also, two games are better than just one ;)

Election Time is here!

  • MatzeG
  • 2014-11-03

It is election time again! You will have the opportunity to stand for election as the national team coach (either Senior or U21) of any nation, and vote a senior and U21 manager for your own nation.

To access the election page, go to the respective country homepage, then click on National Team, and then Elections.

If you stand for election, it is recommended that you open ONE thread in the appropriate country forum after the elections start. Please prefix your thread with [NT] or [U21] , e.g. [NT] greg or [U21] damian. Please do NOT spam forums, SK-mail people directly for votes, or spam users Guest Books. Any of these spam activities will result in forum banning and/or a financial fine.

Please remember that a user who has been elected as an NT manager will not be able to resign from their job. Therefore when you stand for the NT job, it is not only for fun, it is also your responsibility to serve the full term which the people that voted you into the job thought you should serve.

Elections will start on the 3rd of November and end on the 16th of November at 21:34, so start preparing your speeches, asking candidates tough questions & voting!

League cleaning

  • MatzeG
  • 2014-10-28

We will perform a big league cleaning between 3rd and 8th november after the relegation playoffs. We plan to remove the bottom division in countries that have much less active users than teams. By deleting bot-teams we want to make the game more interesting for new managers. Currently many of them have to play one or two seasons in bottom leagues against bots only, before they promote and play against human-controlled teams.

The 10 countries with the highest percentage of bot teams are the following (country users/teams):

Israel 50 / 680
Sverige 70 / 680
Malaysia 33 / 296
USA 80 / 680
Danmark 87 / 680
Türkiye 1121 / 6824
Norge 71 / 424
England 115 / 680
Portugal 303 / 1704
Deutschland 303 / 1704

Of course we will delete the bottom division not only in these countries, but in every country where it is possible. Teams of active managers from the bottom division who didn't promote will be moved to second-last division. We also consider removing the third division in countries with less than 20 users.

Furthermore we introduce another modification regarding bot teams. Once per season old players with low values of these teams will be replaced by younger ones. This should reduce games against bot teams where players are kicking the ball outside of the field all the time.

It is Election time!

  • Morsey [del]
  • 2014-07-14

The election period is upon us once again. It is your chance to have the opportunity to stand for election as the national team coach (either Senior or U21) of any nation, and vote a senior and U21 manager for your own nation.

To access the election page, go to the respective country homepage, then click on National Team, and then Elections.

If you stand for election, it is recommended that you open ONE thread in the appropriate country forum after the elections start. Please prefix your thread with [NT] or [U21] , e.g. [NT] greg or [U21] damian. Please do NOT spam forums, SK-mail people directly for votes, or spam users Guest Books. Any of these spam activities will result in forum banning and/or a financial fine.

Please remember that a user who has been elected as an NT manager will not be able to resign from their job. Therefore when you stand for the NT job, it is not only for fun, it is also your responsibility to serve the full term which the people that voted you into the job thought you should serve.

The elections will begin on 14th of July and will end on the 27th of July at 22:26. So start asking candidates tough questions, and voting for who you want to be as your next National Team coach!

Brasil Simulation - 2014 World Cup

  • Morsey [del]
  • 2014-06-11

The 2014 Brasil World Cup is upon us, and we have decided to join in by bringing the 2014 World Cup to Sokker with an exclusive 2014 World Cup Sokker Simulation. This simulation will feature all matches from the World Cup, and will be simulated a day in advance before the real matches take place.

The simulation results can be used for Sokker promotion where you can potentially earn yourself plus. You can paste the simulation links on various sports sites, and social media sites, and you can also use your buddy link, with the correct match ID and User login, to receive free plus from any users you invite using that link.

Buddy Link (link will activate after match is simulated):
www.sokker.org/comment/matchID/NUMBER/buddy/LOGIN
(Replace NUMBER with the physical matchID, and LOGIN with your own login name)

Example using Brasil vs Croatia simulation:
http://online.sokker.org/comment/matchID/25959778/buddy/tester

All the matches will be simulated in a special friendly league created for this simulation;
Brasil Simulation: http://online.sokker.org/league/leagueID/52487

We have also created a special forum for the Brasil 2014 World Cup simulation, which includes group topics with polls where predictions can be made for each group.

Simulation Forum: http://online.sokker.org/forum/ID_forum/56984

In the same forum, each team participating in the 2014 World Cup, where you can discuss the performances, results, but also the skills of the players. Each player in each team had to be generated, based on the value of the Transfermarkt.de website. This value is then converted into player attributes which can be adjusted accordingly.

Join in on the fun and support your team!

New Layout Tests

  • Morsey [del]
  • 2014-03-28

We are pleased to invite you to test a new layout for Sokker.

Link: http://new.sokker.org

It is based on Bootstrap, a popular HTML framework. This has enabled us to create a more modern and attractive appearance for Sokker, and will allow for a more comfortable and natural page on different devices; smartphones, tablets and desktop PCs.

Currently tests are open to holders of Plus and Sokker Staff.

The new website will also allow for some personalisation, check here: http://new.sokker.org/theme

You will be able to choose between various themes and choose the background of your choice.

We are still in the process of refining and improving the page, and at this time there is still some untranslated text. Also at this time, it is not possible to watch matches through the new domain.

Warning! The new.sokker.org database is the same as that on online.sokker.org. Any activity that occurs on your account when using the new layout will happen in real time and for real.

We hope you enjoy the new vision for Sokker and invite you to post any feedback you have in the thread below;
http://online.sokker.org/forum_topic/ID_forum/1259/ID_topic/3054744/pg/1

Regards,
Your Sokker Development Team

Election Time Has Arrived!

  • Morsey [del]
  • 2014-03-24

The election period has arrived! It is your chance to have the opportunity to stand for election as the national team coach (either Senior or U21) of any nation, and vote a senior and U21 manager for your own nation.

To access the election page, go to the respective country homepage, then click on National Team, and then Elections.

If you stand for election, it is recommended that you open ONE thread in the appropriate country forum after the elections start. Please prefix your thread with [NT] or [U21] , e.g. [NT] greg or [U21] damian. Please do NOT spam forums, SK-mail people directly for votes, or spam users Guest Books. Any of these spam activities will result in forum banning and/or a financial fine.

Please remember that a user who has been elected as an NT manager will not be able to resign from their job. Therefore when you stand for the NT job, it is not only for fun, it is also your responsibility to serve the full term which the people that voted you into the job thought you should serve.

The elections will begin on 23rd of March and will end on the 6th of April at 22:23. So start asking candidates tough questions, and voting for who you want to be as your next National Team coach!

Santa has arrived!

  • Morsey [del]
  • 2013-12-25

Season’s greetings!

Christmas has arrived on Sokker and Santa has brought a gift for every user; all users will receive a full day of Plus. This will be active on the 25th December only.

Use this day to view the additional features that plus provides, such as the new 3D match viewer for games, team statistics, or you could even design your match kit and much, much more.

We wish you a happy Christmas, and wish you good luck for the New Year.

Election Time is Here!

  • Charles Hill
  • 2013-12-02

It is election time again! You have the opportunity to stand for election as the national team coach (either Senior or U21) of any nation, and vote a senior and U21 manager for your own nation.

To access the election page, go to the respective country homepage, then click on National Team, and then Elections.

If you stand for election, it is recommended that you open ONE thread in the appropriate country forum after the elections start. Please prefix your thread with [NT] or [U21] , e.g. [NT] greg or [U21] damian. Please do NOT spam forums, SK-mail people directly for votes, or spam users Guest Books. Any of these spam activities will result in forum banning and/or a financial fine.

Please remember that a user who has been elected as an NT manager will not be able to resign from their job. Therefore when you stand for the NT job, it is not only for fun, it is also your responsibility to serve the full term which the people that voted you into the job thought you should serve.

The elections will end on the 15th of December. So start asking candidates tough questions, and voting for who you want to be as your next National Team coach!

Pay PLUS and COINS with PAYPAL

  • FREDDY_PAITO
  • 2013-11-25

Hello sokker managers,

I want to share with you about my experience buying PLUS and COINS. This news not an official news from developers team. It is from me. I saw some user have problem when paying with Dotpay. They have to wait for days after their PLUS transaction to get their PLUS activated. Sometime Dotpay reject their transaction and sokker did not know the reason.

So, from my own experience, i want share with you, if you want to buy PLUS and/or COINS, it is better to use paypal payment method. Your PLUS or COINS will be activated automatically in a few seconds after your transaction complete.

I already prove it. I use paypal to buy PLUS and COINS for my friends in my country. And the result, their PLUS and COINS activated only few seconds.

if you do not have credit card, you can buy virtual credit card (VCC) then verified your paypal account. after that, you can buy paypal balance to the paypal balance seller at your country.

Thank you for your time read my post.
I hope there will be no problem anymore for you to get your PLUS and/or COINS activated.

regards,

Election Time is Here!

  • Morsey [del]
  • 2013-08-12

It is election time again! You will have the opportunity to stand for election as the national team coach (either Senior or U21) of any nation, and vote a senior and U21 manager for your own nation.

To access the election page, go to the respective country homepage, then click on National Team, and then Elections.

If you stand for election, it is recommended that you open ONE thread in the appropriate country forum after the elections start. Please prefix your thread with [NT] or [U21] , e.g. [NT] greg or [U21] damian. Please do NOT spam forums, SK-mail people directly for votes, or spam users Guest Books. Any of these spam activities will result in forum banning and/or a financial fine.

Please remember that a user who has been elected as an NT manager will not be able to resign from their job. Therefore when you stand for the NT job, it is not only for fun, it is also your responsibility to serve the full term which the people that voted you into the job thought you should serve.

Elections will start on the 12th of August and end on the 25th of August at 22:23, so start preparing your speeches, asking candidates tough questions & voting!

Sokker Coins

  • Morsey [del]
  • 2013-08-08

It is now possible for managers to purchase Coins. Coins can be used to give you access to several Plus options should you not want to use all the Plus options in the Plus subscription.

You can purchase Coins in the Sokker Store which can be found on the 'Plus' Page.

Coins will provide various plus options, including the possibility to skip advertisements prior to games, and the option to allow you to play arcade games.

More information about Coins will be added shortly.

PayPal and Dotpay

  • Morsey [del]
  • 2013-07-14

Payments made through PayPal or Dotpay will now be processed instantly. If you purchase Plus through these options, you should receive your Plus within a few minutes of the payment being made.

Arcade Matches!

  • Morsey [del]
  • 2013-06-26

This week we are introducing two interesting changes.

Plus users will now be able to play a friendly match every day in "Arcade mode".

The basic principles of this type of game are as followed:
* Arcade games are only possible between two teams with Plus active.
* A team can only play one game per day, however arcade matches will not be possible on Wednesdays.
* Arcade games are for fun and have no effect on reality; injuries and cards are not saved after the game, and the match has no impact on training. You can play all players in arcade games, even if they have injuries or red cards which prevent them from playing normal games.
* Teams are able to set the start time of the match from 09:00 to 2:59 CET.
* You can play the match on the same day as it is organised, but remember to give teams time to adjust their lineup.

Our second change is an 'ad break' before watching games as a non-Plus user. You can easily remove this and at the same time support the development of Sokker by purchasing Plus.

Sincerely,

Your Sokker Development Team

Election Time is Here!

  • Morsey [del]
  • 2013-04-24

It is election time again! You have the opportunity to stand for election as the national team coach (either Senior or U21) of any nation, and vote a senior and U21 manager for your own nation.

To access the election page, go to the respective country homepage, then click on National Team, and then Elections.

If you stand for election, it is recommended that you open ONE thread in the appropriate country forum after the elections start. Please prefix your thread with [NT] or [U21] , e.g. [NT] greg or [U21] damian. Please do NOT spam forums, SK-mail people directly for votes, or spam users Guest Books. Any of these spam activities will result in forum banning and/or a financial fine.

Please remember that a user who has been elected as an NT manager will not be able to resign from their job. Therefore when you stand for the NT job, it is not only for fun, it is also your responsibility to serve the full term which the people that voted you into the job thought you should serve.

The elections began this Monday, 22nd April, and will end on the 5th of May at 22:23. So start asking candidates tough questions, and voting for who you want to be as your next National Team coach!

Upcoming Changes

  • Morsey [del]
  • 2013-04-04

We are approaching the time to introduce important modifications on the Sokker website. These changes are mainly of a technical nature, relating primarily to how pages are displayed. These modifications do not bring anything new to the game, or visible changes; however there could be complications for users using custom skins. These modifications were made for several important reasons.

The first reason for these modifications is for the desire to adapt Sokker for smartphones and tablets. This will be the beginning to create an official application for iOS and Android users. It is one of the most important upcoming projects, with many users eagerly awaiting these applications.

The second reason why we have introduced these changes is due to several problems with the positioning of pages in the current format. In addition, the url addresses of subpages were hidden for users, which made it difficult for users to share their latest matches, news publications etc. since you could not copy the url address easily. The modifications will make the url addresses more visible to users and more easily obtained.

The third reason for the changes is due to graphical modifications which we are planning upon the website. We have already prepared a new design and these modifications will make it easier to implement the design. The graphical changes are aimed at new users visiting the page, as the current design is quite outdated.

Another important reason for the changes is to improve our method of placing advertisements on the website. Advertisements are not the users’ favourite part of the website, but thanks to advertising, the game can be free in its basic version. The easiest and recommended method by us to get rid of ads is to buy plus, which removes ads when you view the website.

The need to adapt skins for new conditions is a result of these changes. The official skins have already been adapted, but skins from other sources will need to be modified by their respective authors. We do not recommend the user of the old skins in the new layout, because the page is likely to not display correctly. In the coming months, we anticipate further changes to the website coding, therefore keep that in mind if you are a creator of skins.

The home page has been modified, in order to be friendlier for new and existing users. The URLs of the pages are now in a more readable form, both for users and in web searches too. The graphic design at the moment is unchanged, but as mentioned, in the future it will change. Work is ongoing on a new look of the home page and website to make it more attractive for new users.

We also noticed a possibility of making a link to Sokker available in many different ways from your club page. You will be able to invite people to Sokker in a more convenient method and you will receive 10 days of Plus for every 10 new members who register from your invitation.

Making these changes requires further refining by changing URL formats, as at the moment not all components are working as intended. Therefore so far, we invite you to test the new version at:

http://new.sokker.org

Please report any bugs or problems you experience in the thread below;

http://online.sokker.org/forum_topic.php?ID_forum=1261&ID_topic=2937385

Currently, we focus on creating an official Sokker application and mobile version of the website. In the future we would like to make changes in training, in accordance with the expectations expressed in surveys. Ultimately, the training has to be more realistic and more interesting, but less dependent on matches played. But we aim to maintain continuity and any changes in training will be introduced gradually, to assist with people who have training programs for their players. We will inform you about the details in advance.

Sincerely,

Your Sokker Development Team

POLL - Ideas and Suggestions for Sokker

  • Morsey [del]
  • 2013-02-09

Hello Sokker Community,

For some time, users have requested for us to hear your voices, and this has been heard by the developers. We would like to know what you would like implemented or changed within the game. In the poll above, are some ideas we heard the community would like.

- Make Sokker into Android and ios client
- Change website graphics design, especially home page
- Change faces to be more realistic and visible in 3D viewer
- Change Training to be more realistic, add team training camps
- More payment options
- Improved interactive ingame tutorial
- Introduce Team/Individual Playing Styles (e.g. long/short pass styles etc.)
- More statistics for players and teams
- Market Assistant / Autobid system
- Reduce bottom divisions into one big league similar to the junior leagues

These are only some of the ideas being discussed and accepted as possible by the developers. However they would like to hear your opinions, what would you like to see implemented or changed? Please vote on the poll as we would like to have your feedback!

You can access the poll in the links below;

Sokker Facebook Page: http://www.facebook.com/SokkerManager
Direct Link: http://www.facebook.com/questions/551078224911335/

Link to the discussion thread: http://online.sokker.org/forum_topic.php?ID_forum=1259&ID_topic=2915942&pg=0#new

Sincerely,

Your Sokker Development Team

Election Time is Here!

  • Morsey [del]
  • 2012-12-31

It is election time again! You will have the opportunity to stand for election as the national team coach (either Senior or U21) of any nation, and vote a senior and U21 manager for your own nation.

To access the election page, go to the respective country homepage, then click on National Team, and then Elections.

If you stand for election, it is recommended that you open ONE thread in the appropriate country forum after the elections start. Please prefix your thread with [NT] or [U21] , e.g. [NT] greg or [U21] damian. Please do NOT spam forums, SK-mail people directly for votes, or spam users Guest Books. Any of these spam activities will result in forum banning and/or a financial fine.

Please remember that a user who has been elected as an NT manager will not be able to resign from their job. Therefore when you stand for the NT job, it is not only for fun, it is also your responsibility to serve the full term which the people that voted you into the job thought you should serve.

Elections will start on the 31st of December and end on the 13th of January at 22:23, so start preparing your speeches, asking candidates tough questions & voting!

3D Viewer Update

  • Morsey [del]
  • 2012-09-30

We have made several modifications to the 3D viewer, these modifications and improvements are listed below;

- Automatic antialiasing change if the frame rate is too low (below 10 fps)
- Normal camera modified to fit better so now there is less zoom and more distance
- Fullscreen button added
- Additional information added on keys to go fullscreen and change camera mode
- Performance increased when watching in window (fullscreen is the same)
- Background on start menu has been fixed

In other news;

Recently we have encountered issues with our servers, after our proxy server hang over and restarted; the graphics server went slow and had to be restarted too. Unfortunately, the graphics server wouldn't restart which is the reason why the graphics of logos, photos and the view graphics went slow. The transfers were moved forward and the graphic server issues were resolved shortly after.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused.

Election Time is here!

  • MatzeG
  • 2012-09-10

It is election time again! You will have the opportunity to stand for election as the national team coach (either Senior or U21) of any nation, and vote a senior and U21 manager for your own nation.

To access the election page, go to the respective country homepage, then click on National Team, and then Elections.

If you stand for election, it is recommended that you open ONE thread in the appropriate country forum after the elections start. Please prefix your thread with [NT] or [U21] , e.g. [NT] greg or [U21] damian. Please do NOT spam forums, SK-mail people directly for votes, or spam users Guest Books. Any of these spam activities will result in forum banning and/or a financial fine.

Please remember that a user who has been elected as an NT manager will not be able to resign from their job. Therefore when you stand for the NT job, it is not only for fun, it is also your responsibility to serve the full term which the people that voted you into the job thought you should serve.

Elections will start on the 10th of September and end on the 23rd of September at 22:23, so start preparing your speeches, asking candidates tough questions & voting!

Plus Payment Methods Changes

  • Morsey [del]
  • 2012-07-23

Currently the card payments are handled by Dotpay (with no extra charge). Dotpay offers many payment options, however most of these options are only available in Poland.

There is now however a new feature that is available to all users, which is the ability to pay Plus using Ukash vouchers (via Dotpay), which are available in many countries. For more information visit http://www.ukash.com.

Payments are still available through PayPal for both registered users of PayPal as well as for simple card payments.

Payments by PayU (Platnosci.pl) are currently unavailable.

National Teams Stadium Selection and Engine Improvement

  • Morsey [del]
  • 2012-06-21

Since today the national coaches can select any club stadium where the national team will play their home matches. The choice of stadium for the match after selected cannot be cancelled. We are also planning for the World Cup to be played in stadiums of one country, so it would be like one country organised the World Cup, such as in real life. There also might be a small reward for the team on which the stadium match was played. Currently, there are many national stadiums which have weak condition already, so we have decided to swap the scripts. National teams will now get stadiums which have a capacity of 60 000 and with Angel Grass, so the pitch conditions should be close to 100% most of the time.

With this script modification you can also now access and select different shirt types, both plus users for their own clubs and national coaches for national teams.

There has also been further engine tuning;
- Players are now, comparing to first tuned engine version, quicker
- Two bugs have been fixed related with launch and run existing in engine since it was implemented; the players thought they run on full speed even when they were standing, so they launched the ball too far and in situations they would be slower than opponent. It still may happen that they launch too far, but good players should launch more correctly
- Engine selects the stadium that the home National match was chosen to be played in by National Coach
- The supporters mood and expectations were adjusted to expect average goals that teams score with the current match engine

Match Engine Tuning

  • Morsey [del]
  • 2012-06-13

The introduction of the 3D viewer exposed how unrealistic the match engine could be; such as the players run was too fast, and the shots were too powerful. The reason of this is due to the height of players in the 2D viewer, while the run of bigger players looks natural in the 2D viewer, it doesn't look natural in the 3D viewer in comparison to field lines proportions.

Therefore, we have decided to fine tune the match engine further, especially for 3D viewer purposes. In normal circumstances we would not modify the match engine during the season, however we do not want to allow 4 months of unrealistic, atomic header goals out of penalty area and player speeds that exceeded reality.

Today, on Wednesday matches, you can expect modifications to the acceleration and speed of players, but also less powerful passes and shots, especially headers. In the next few days, you can also expect passing modifications to make the passing look more natural and less nervous. We will continue to tune the match engine over the coming weeks until we reach a more natural look in 3D proportions and realistic speed of ball and players.

Sokker Simulation of Euro 2012

  • Morsey [del]
  • 2012-06-07

The 2012 European Championship, hosted by Poland and Ukraine, begins on the 8th June. Therefore, we have decided to bring Euro 2012 to Sokker, through creating a special friendly league, Euro 2012 Simulation with teams for each country, to simulate every match, on the mornings just before the real match is played.

A forum, European Championship 2012, has been created where there will be threads for all the matches, created with polls, where you can predict who will win the whole championship. However, it will also be used to discuss the matches and the championship in general, it will not just be for squad discussion (see below).

On the same forum, there will be threads created for each team participating in the Euro Championship with squads and discussions on the skills, advantages and disadvantages of every player. We have implemented a system to convert real players to the Sokker database, every skill has a value between -3 and +3, then the player transfer values, taken from transfermarkt or similar sites, is acquired and converted to a Sokker transfer value, basing that value on the skill advantages and disadvantages of that player.

The National Teams for the European Championship 2012, will be controlled by Sokker. Sokker will set official squads and tactics as similar as possible as that of the real teams, to get a possible realistic result simulation and prediction for every match.

New 3D Match Viewer!

  • Morsey [del]
  • 2012-05-24

We are proud to announce that Sokker has implemented a new 3D match viewer. It has been developed in Adobe Flash and uses new 3D functionality implemented in Adobe Flash Player 11.

In the 3D match viewer, the match now has a new overall look but also, the new 3D match engine has enabled us to create possibilities for the match viewer, such as;

- New camera angles and heights
- Different shirt types (available for plus users in the 'kit' menu)
- Viewing player faces and hairstyles (future possibility)
- Addition of a stadium and showing the supporters that come to the match
- Different grass types and grass mows (style of grass cut)
- Ability to modify pitch size (available for all users in the arena menu)
and many more for the future that will be easier to implement.

The 3D aspect has appeared in Flash quite recently and therefore it may not work depending on hardware type, for example the 3D engine that we used to create the match viewer is still in its beta release. Also, the 3D engine may not work correctly on all browsers, for example Opera, however this is quite common that certain things do not work on Opera. If something does not look correct or it looks weird, please do not assume that is how it was planned and has to be, however should you encounter errors, please report the bug on the forum Bugs / Ideas (en) with your browser type, graphics card and a possible print screen of the problem.

The 2D version of the match viewer will still remain, and it may work better on slower computers or smartphones. However we have modified the 2D viewer to display the pitch lines dynamically, to support the different pitch sizes. In the 2D viewer, the stadium views, the supporters, the pitch types, or shirt types are not supported, and therefore shall not feature.

Arena and pitch

In the arena menu, there are now additional features that will allow you to customise your field but also a feature that will add a new aspect to how the field is used and maintained. These new features include;

- Grass Type - This new feature allows you to choose what type of grass you would like to have in your stadium. There are different qualities of grass, each will have a different optimum condition depending on the quality of the grass. (see below).
- Grass Mow - You can now customise what you would like your field to look like. There are many options for you to choose from, for example you could choose to have a field with no specific mow, or you might want the grass to be mowed diagonally to produce diagonal lines of different colour gradient. Plus users will also be able to place their team logos with selected position and size.
- Grass Condition - The condition of the grass will gradually get weaker each match and will need time to recover. The recovery rate of the grass will depend on the weather; it will grow best when it is not too hot and not too wet. There is though, a new feature that allows for a quicker recovery, through spending money on pitch maintenance. This will be available in the arena section. The other solution of pitch recovery is to lay new grass of the selected type. Also, different types of grass will have a different maximum condition. For example, garden grass will not reach much more than 50% of condition, so it will not be as good. On the pitch, in an area of weak condition, the ball may bounce in an unpredictable direction due to the unevenness of the grass, and also may jump in a direction a player didn't want when dribbling. The probability of injury will be higher on a pitch with poor condition and lower on a pitch with better condition (higher than 50% condition).
- Pitch Size - You will now have the ability to change the size of your pitch, to how big (or small), you desire. This new feature may benefit how you use your tactics. The pitch modification will cost depending on the type of grass you have, and which grass mow you have.

Match engine

The match engine has been modified to support 3D viewer features, such as shirt types, standings and supporter numbers, pitch sizes and grass types, logos, etc.

Other modifications in match engine include:

- Added keeper animations; standing and running with hands wide
- Ball bounces unpredictably on weak condition pitch, and while dribbling, depending on the condition of the pitch
- Players speed is decreased by 5%; in 3D this makes it look more natural
- Probability of injury is higher on pitches with weak condition and lower on good or better conditioned pitches (better than 50%)
- More short passes (this will probably need further adjustments)
- On free kicks and corner kicks the players will pass more adequately
- Modification of defending so now it is easier to dribble over a player from the front
- Players will change direction more during dribbling to minimize possibility of an opponent stealing the ball
- Fixed bug of players launching the ball forward to themselves, but an offside striker taking the ball instead. A scoring and assist bug related with launching has also been fixed.
- Height influences acceleration and fatigue
- Player weight added (see below)
- Tactics modification in match engine; The players will be able to spread over the pitch better. For example, defenders will be able to get closer to the goal-line, similarly, strikers will be able to go higher up the field. This is a modification in the match engine, there will be no changes to the tactics editor.
- Modification in algorithm of supporters attendance depending on stand type and ticket price, supporters will more often choose cheaper stands of same or better type
- Added possibility of injury while dribbling, but, in exchange, lowered probability of other injuries
- Fixed bug that changed to second tactic when it wasn't set
- Fixed bug of setting players on the same position on conditional orders
- Covering players introduced (DEF will be able to modify its position a little when see there is an attacker close to him uncovered), how defenders cover will be later explained in news and rules

Player weight

We have added player weight, which will be visible in the 3d match viewer along with height, with taller players appearing taller and heavier players being bigger than lighter ones.

If a player is too light, they will speed up slower, as they have a lower muscle mass. In addition a player with a high weight will speed up slower, as they are too heavy. Heavy players will tire more quickly, compared to lighter players. The weight of a player will change depending on training, matches played and injury, although this has not been implemented yet.

Weight is calculated using Body Mass Index (BMI), which takes weight and height into consideration, where;
BMI = weight / (height*height)

The ideal BMI for a Sokker player is set to 23.75.

New features announced in the news article that aren't available yet, will be activated soon.

Election Time is here!

  • MatzeG
  • 2012-05-21

It is election time again! You will have the opportunity to stand for election as the national team coach (either Senior or U21) of any nation, and vote a senior and U21 manager for your own nation.

To access the election page, go to the respective country homepage, then click on National Team, and then Elections.

If you stand for election, it is recommended that you open ONE thread in the appropriate country forum after the elections start. Please prefix your thread with [NT] or [U21] , e.g. [NT] greg or [U21] damian. Please do NOT spam forums, SK-mail people directly for votes, or spam users Guest Books. Any of these spam activities will result in forum banning and/or a financial fine.

Please remember that a user who has been elected as an NT manager will not be able to resign from their job. Therefore when you stand for the NT job, it is not only for fun, it is also your responsibility to serve the full term which the people that voted you into the job thought you should serve.

Elections will start on the 21st of May and end on the 3rd of June at 22:23, so start preparing your speeches, asking candidates tough questions & voting!

Sokker Improvements

  • Lostprophets [del]
  • 2012-02-05

On cold and snowy days, at least in Europe, we've been introducing scripts with modifications and fixes completed in the past months.

Modifications on this version:

- The ability to set a second tactic on the lineup page and the possibility to change it using any condition in the match orders.
- Sticky topics on forum.
- A new "events" section on the league page which summarizes the events of teams in that division (e.g. transfers). There will also appear on every club page which show the events in that club.
- The amount of conditional orders have been increased.
- The charge for setting a minimum starting bid on listing a player to the Transfer List is now reduced from 4% to 2.5%, but the tax upon selling the player has been increased from 4% to 5%. We hope more users will use that option to set higher, and safer, minimum starting bids.
- Internal scripts have been rebuilt, little bugs fixed and tweaks (like in associations; possibility to moderate by editors, but also currency problems with minimum starting bid prices etc)
- Plus payments page rebuilt.
- Player and trainer transfer reminders. (currently on email and as notification)
- Possibility of translations added on various pages where there was previously the English language with a dot by it. (translation in progress)


With this new version, admins can now withdraw transfers. This option will be used only in reasonable situations, like during server breakdowns, where few transfers were executed without a bid war (but not during slow server work when most transfers were executed normally), so don't expect that your transfer will be canceled, just because you think the price is too low :)

To be sure of getting the right price, set your player with a reasonable minimum starting bid.

Election Time is here!

  • Lostprophets [del]
  • 2012-01-30

It is election time again! You will have the opportunity to stand for election as the national team coach (either Senior or U21) of any nation, and vote a senior and U21 manager for your own nation.

To access the election page, go to the respective country homepage, then click on National Team, and then Elections.

If you stand for election, it is recommended that you open ONE thread in the appropriate country forum after the elections start. Please prefix your thread with [NT] or [U21] , e.g. [NT] greg or [U21] damian. Please do NOT spam forums, SK-mail people directly for votes, or spam users Guest Books. Any of these spam activities will result in forum banning and/or a financial fine.

Please remember that a user who has been elected as an NT manager will not be able to resign from their job. Therefore when you stand for the NT job, it is not only for fun, it is also your responsibility to serve the full term which the people that voted you into the job thought you should serve.

Elections will start on the 30th of January and end on the 12th of February at 22:24, so start preparing your speeches, asking candidates tough questions & voting!

Server Problems Fixed! (Explanation)

  • Lostprophets [del]
  • 2011-11-14

We encountered a problem with our database server on Sunday morning, which appeared right after the morning update, just after some matches had started, and was caused by a database system drive failure. We spent all day on reinstalling the database server and copying data. Due to only a few matches having been already played, and most of them when server was unavailable for users, we have decided to move the match day to Monday and have managed to restore Sunday's data. Matches that did start will be played again on Monday. All transfers ending after the morning update on Sunday have also been moved moved by 24h. Today is the server equivalent of yesterday, hopefully without yesterday's problems.

New payment methods!

  • Lostprophets [del]
  • 2011-09-28

We have introduced a new method of plus payments, via platnosci.pl, better known worldwide as payU. It operates with credit and debit card payments from Visa and Mastercard (worldwide) and online bank transfers (polish bank accounts only).


It is listed as the first choice for payments as it is now our preferred method of plus payments, in regard to transaction fees and payment transfer time, so, if possible, please use that operator. Also, the occurence where the payment with your card was rejected is greatly reduced, unlike what Sokker users have experienced with DotPay.


Additionally, we have activated a uKash payment channel on DotPay. It is an alternative payment method when you have no credit or debit cards, but only works in countries where it is available.


Election Time is here!

  • Lostprophets [del]
  • 2011-06-20

News
It is election time again! You will have the opportunity to stand for election as the national team coach (either Senior or U21) of any nation, and vote a Senior and U21 manager for your own nation.

To access the election page, go to the respective country homepage, then click on National Team, and then Elections.

If you stand for election, it is recommended that you open ONE thread in the appropriate country forum after the elections start. Please prefix your thread with [NT] or [U21] , e.g. [NT] RedJim or [U21] guacamole. Please do NOT spam forums, SK-mail people directly for votes, or spam users Guest Books. Any of these spammy activities will result in forum banning and/or financial fine.

Please remember that a user who has been elected as an NT manager will not be able to resign from their job. Therefore when you stand for the NT job, it is not only for fun, it is also your responsibility to serve the full term which the people that voted you into the job thought you should serve.

Elections will start on the 20th of June and end on the 3rd of July at at 22:20, so start preparing your speeches, asking candidates tough questions & voting!

Plus Price Changes

  • Lostprophets [del]
  • 2011-05-25

In 2008 we saw an update in plus prices, and since then, despite inflation, prices have remained at the low price for nearly 3 years. However, since that time, Sokker has improved further and the value of money has inflated.

The new prices will be:

99 PLN for 1 year (old price 89 PLN)
55 PLN for 6 months (old price 49 PLN)
35 PLN for 3 months (old price 29 PLN)
27 PLN for 2 months (old price 22 PLN)

As a consolation, we are introducing a new feature. We are introducing player and transfer reminders, both as Sokker reminders for plus users and via e-mail, so it will be possible to configure on phones that can receive e-mails. It is planned to introduce SMS reminders too.

Also, a new plus subscription option will be available. For users who have never bought plus before, 1 month plus period will cost 10 PLN (15 PLN for users that have bought plus before). Finally, the fee that was added when using PayPal (2 PLN), has been abolished.

The price increase will come into effect on Friday, 1st July.
Before this date you can still buy Plus at the current price.

Server Problems Fixed!

  • Lostprophets [del]
  • 2011-05-15

News
Yesterday, we suffered a server breakdown, as the database server stopped responding and had to be restarted. After the restart it appeared that some tables were broken and had to be repaired (eg. the match stats table). Also, all the transfer deadlines were set wrong, so we had to remove all players from the transfer list.

In the meantime, it was 2 minutes until we noticed the wrong deadlines, and some users had bought players at an extremely unfair price. As that is not fair behavior and is against Sokker rules, some of the players bought in that period - if the price was significantly under market price, may be sent back to their previous team. Funds spent on the unfair transfer won't be returned to users that took advantage of this server problem. Admins are currently debating on how to deal with these cases.

Now the server is working again, transfer setting fees have been returned to all that had put their players on the transfer list. We are sorry for any inconvenience caused.

Plus Credit Card Payments

  • Lostprophets [del]
  • 2011-05-13

You may have recently experienced some problems buying plus as credit card payments, where the payments were processed by DotPay, failed from the 30th of April onwards. Your credit card will have not been debited, and also your plus will not have been accepted as the transaction failed.

DotPay - who processed card payments for plus and t-shirts - have officially confirmed that they are resigning from directly processing credit cards. However, DotPay still processes credit card payments via channels like Moneybookers or other types of payments, like polish bank transfers.

Currently you can buy plus with credit cards using these options:
- PayPal, that also processes credit cards payments without registration or with PayPal account, currently with no additional fees.
- DotPay, using MoneyBookers credit cards payments channel (last option on the list), enabling you to buy plus using 26 types of cards.

We have started working on more direct credit card payments and we are searching for other purchasing solutions. We will inform you when these will be implemented.

We apologize for any inconvenience that this unforeseen event has caused to anyone.

Facebook Integration, player faces and more

  • don [del]
  • 2011-03-19

We have implemented Facebook connection login with Sokker. Now, users registered on facebook, will be able to easily register to Sokker by a Facebook account. The reason for this is that some data will be retrieved from facebook, so there will be no need to fill up all fields - just type team name, and play. On your user page, you are now able to link your Sokker account with Facebook and thus automatically logging into Sokker if you are logged on Facebook, or use `I like it` features (currently on player, matches and club only). We hope that it would make Sokker more popular among Facebook users. Also, in the near future, Sokker will be added to facebook applications (we have prepared special skin for facebook applications window).

Players and trainers faces

You are able to see pictures of your players now, it is available for plus users and for newly registered users who will see it for a few days after registration. It is feature for fun, but they are not synchronised with the match engine. We first got questions about why the faces were so cartoon-like and not realistic pictures. The reason for this is that we tried realistic images but it looked dull and rather ugly on small pictures. So, we decided on cartoon images as we were able to create more creative images that vary more. The first elements for making the faces was done using a graphics editor but the final version which includes many more additional elements were drawn by our own Sokker admin, SİLENT CONTROL and his girlfriend who are graphical students. We hope many users like this new update but for those that do not like it, there is an added option in your user settings to configure faces or to turn it off.

Transfers list filtering

Plus users are now able to use Assistant percent or weighted values for GK, DEF, MID, ATT formations to filter transferlist search result. It will help users that check skill sums or has own skill weights when searching for bargains on the transfer market.

Miscellaneous

As usual with the updates, there has been various bug fixing (eg. related with friendlies ads viewing) and other minor fixes as well. Another update includes an important tool for admins to supervise national trainer polls when there are banned users.

New teams division selection

  • don [del]
  • 2011-03-09

Although we've had more new users staying than before with the policy of accepting new users in the league above the bottom league. This has been problematic for older countries with a small number of users. Therefore the method has been improved. Now users will only be accepted in the league above the bottom one if the total number of users in the Country is lower than the amount of teams in all leagues except the bottom league. For example, for a country with three divisions this means that if the total number of users exceeds 40, new users will be accepted in the bottom league. For a country with four divisions, this number would be 168.

Please note the new user acceptance method will be implemented for all countries.

Slides and launch and run

  • Yogurtu-Nge
  • 2011-03-04



As of 4th March we are testing a new match engine. The major modifications are players sliding for a ball and launching the ball ahead to oneself.

Launch and run

When a player sees there is space to run into he may launch a ball ahead of him, to run more quickly compared to dribbling with the ball at his feet. How precisely he launches the ball depends on technique and experience.

Slides

Player may now slide for a ball moving out of his reach. His reach with sliding depends on his defending skill, and the actual effect of the slide is dependent on his defending and experience.

Junior Age

Along with match engine changes, we have decided to allow every junior that is 19 or younger to play in junior matches even if they are ready to promote, but any older players can only play if they are still trainable (i.e - weeks left in school is greater than 0.) This is because many 20 year old players exit the junior school early in the season, so managers could still use them for at least a season before they aren't allowed to play anymore, thus increasing the number of unbalanced junior matches.

Other modifications

There was a lot of parameter tuning, related with passing, running, receiving the ball and other actions.

This is still a test version of the engine, once the season starts there may be some features changed. We also plan to fix a few reported bugs (penalties, substitutions, etc.) but this will be coded in the middle of the season as it is not a modification that may influence many matches.

Election time is here!

  • don [del]
  • 2011-02-28


It is election time again! You will have the opportunity to stand for election as the national team coach (either Senior or U21) of any nation, and vote a Senior and U21 manager for your own nation.

To access the election page, go to the respective country homepage, then click on National Team, and then Elections.

If you stand for election, it is recommended that you open ONE thread in the appropriate country forum after the elections start. Please prefix your thread with [NT] or [U21] , e.g. [NT] forestman or [U21] guacamole. Please do NOT spam forums, SK-mail people directly for votes, or spam users Guest Books. Any of these spammy activities will result in forum banning and/or financial fine.

Please remember that a user who has been elected as an NT manager will not be able to resign from their job. Therefore when you stand for the NT job, it is not only for fun, it is also your responsibility to serve the full term which the people that voted you into the job thought you should serve.

Elections will start on the 28h of February and end on the 13th of March at at 22:13, so start preparing your speeches, asking candidates tough questions & voting!

Database Server Breakdown

  • rtg [del]
  • 2011-01-21



Yesterday there was a server breakdown. The main database server had turned off and caused the corruption of system and database files. We had executed files fixing and managed to get Sokker online, but after a few minutes the database tables started to lock withan unkown reason. Moving the database to other disk drives and a few other methods of repairing tables didn't work resulting in every time we tried to put Sokker online it locked and overloaded with the same result. Finally, after yet another repair, and some sleep for us :), the system seems to be working correctly. If you notice any breakdown related bugs please inform us on Bugs / Ideas (en) forum.

Transfers are moved till 14:00. Plus accounts will be extended by 2 days.

Santa Come To Sokker

  • rtg [del]
  • 2010-12-24

Santa comes to Sokker with some news to all users. He brings new features and a special gift for those who are not plus yet. This 25th December ALL users will enjoy a trial plus. Santa will says `ho ho ho!!` on that day ;) and that will happen every year.

Trial plus

We are introducing trial plus for newly registered users who shall receive 10 days of trial plus which shall have limited options on that period.
Trial plus users will not be able
- to create associations or friendly leagues.
- to add articles or guestbook entries.

Trial plus will also be active for all users on 25th December every year.


Competition team statistics

On each team page there is now additional menu Statistics. There are now team specific statistics such as:
- value, average age of players etc.
- common matches with your team
- common transfers with your team
- all native players of that team. (You will be able to track where you junior school stars currently play.)
- highest win, defeat, supporters attendance and more.

Match tips statistics

On the country and world page you will now see Tipsters menu item. There you can view current and previous weeks most predicted matches, which users done the most predictions and also comments. You will also see stats of which users predicted the most accurately on previous matches.

Friendly ads searchable by each country

On friendly ads list you are now able to select country and view ads from there. That little feature will especially help users from little countries where there are not many friendly invitations. This will also help all you wanted who chase country flags.

Other modifications

Various bugs fixed; pop-up for user pictures to view in full size; some mods and admin tools extensions; etc.

Election Time

  • rtg [del]
  • 2010-11-08

Election time is here!

It is election time again! You will have the opportunity to stand for election as the national team coach (either Senior or U21) of any nation, and vote a Senior and U21 manager for your own nation.

To access the election page, go to the respective country homepage, then click on National Team, and then Elections.

If you stand for election, it is recommended that you open ONE thread in the appropriate country forum after the elections start. Please prefix your thread with [NT] or [U21] , e.g. [NT] greg or [U21] damian. Please do NOT spam forums, SK-mail people directly for votes, or spam users Guest Books. Any of these spam activities will result in forum banning and/or a financial fine.

Please remember that a user who has been elected as an NT manager will not be able to resign from their job. Therefore when you stand for the NT job, it is not only for fun, it is also your responsibility to serve the full term which the people that voted you into the job thought you should serve.

Elections will start on the 8th of November and end on the 21st of November at at 22:16, so start preparing your speeches, asking candidates tough questions & voting!

Pictures server breakdown

  • dewb
  • 2010-11-07



Server breakdown

On Thursday 04-11-2010, there was a fire in electrical installation of the hosting provider we have server for pictures. It caused sudden shut down of many servers and some file system or hardware damages. Unfortunately, drive on Sokker server appeared to be corrupted. We have restored from back up skin and other various Sokker files, but user pictures and logos are lost, it wasn't backed up as data on external server. You have to upload it again from your computer.

How to recover pictures

If you don't have that file already, don't panic, your Internet browser probably stored in file cache. Just search drive (go 'C' drive usually and press CTRL+F on Windows, if you are Linux system user you know for sure:) for files like:

userID_photo_big
userID_emblem_big

where ID is, this is your user ID on your user configuration page. For example for user ID 100, the files names are:

user100_photo_big
user100_emblem_big

If you don't have it on computer, ask anyone that may visited your page - eg. league opponents.

Larger pictures

We have extended picture size now so you can upload bigger photos and it will be displayed as popup in full size after clicked.

IP change may cause some DNS problems.

As there is a new server, IP has changed and not everyone can see pictures and skins and are able to upload again. It may take up to few days for all your DNS servers (servers that translate domain name to IP) will get updated.

Plus compensation

As compensation for inconvenience, 3 days of plus will be added to all plus user subscriptions. We will add it next Thursday so if you have just planned to buy plus you get extra 3 days also.

New team acceptance changes

  • don [del]
  • 2010-10-11

We have changed the way the application for new teams are examined. Previously if a new user registered to Sokker they had to wait until an admin accepted their applications until they got a team and could log on. Depending on when applications were accepted previously, it might take even up to a few days. As there were delays only 40% of users logged in to their teams after they got their team approved (probably they even forgot that they registered on some game and the team mail was treated as spam :).

With modified teams acceptance they will be able to log on just after they confirm their registration by clicking on link in the mail (of course if there are free teams in the country). They will have their team created, so will be able to set up the squad, set training, watch matches and so familiarize with Sokker. New users, until admin fully accept their application, will have limited rights, the following will not be allowed:

- write in forum or vote in forum polls
- write email
- buy plus
- sell/buy or advertise player
- bid on trainer
- vote in elections or candidate for NT
- bet on match in TV Studio or write comment
- join as friends of other users

We hope that with this change we can increase the amount of users who log in to sokker after team acceptance.

Combination play and ticket prices

  • don [del]
  • 2010-07-20

Starting with Wednesdays friendlies we are testing a new version of the match engine. In the new engine we have added a little more combination play with short passes to make matches more nice to watch and to further decrease the strength of defensive tactics (tactics like 532). We are also allowing managers to set their own ticket prices.

Combination play

It might look like this is a little change.... but that's not true. In fact the modification is much bigger than the ticket prices added. As with that change there is a related testing process that took a number of weeks. How do we test? We generate hundred of matches and run them repeatedly. It takes up to half and hour. Than we analyse the statistics we get from the matches like average score, shots on the goal, number of passes, long and short, average pass distance, and dozens of similar stats. We check in the statistics to see if the engine performed close to what we wanted to achieve (usually its not:), view some matches and than make some parameter tuning and engine corrections and then repeat testing.... over and over for weeks. Despite this laborious testing, we are still not sure how the engine will perform in every single match. We have already tested combination play a few seasons ago, but that time it failed and we removed it from the match engine. Hopefully this time it will be a success as it is now a much better balance. Please report bugs on Bugs / Ideas (en) forum with match ID and minute, report bug only if weird situation is repeated at least twice in single match and if it is passing bug - especially if player passed instead of shooting or passed to the wrong player. We are mainly interested in NT matches bugs or with top club teams playing their first team squads. Reported bugs in other situation will make it hard to determine if the player was just low skilled, or the engine generated the mistaken action :]

Ticket prices

We are now allowing you to set your match ticket prices for each stand. Prices are able to be set on your stadium page. How expensive or cheap compared to the default price in the rules you set is up to you. We recommend you set prices depending on the size of the supporters clubs of both teams. The better the teams playing the higher you can expect to put the ticket price and still expect the same number of supporters attending your match. So you would get a higher income. Good club teams may expect even 50% or more ticket income on matches than before (so 150% of previous income). Notice that if you set the prices much too high less supporters will come, and you can expect lower income. Same if the price is much too low, more supporters will come, but not so much to compensate for such a low price. You will get the highest income if you set the right price for class of teams playing in the match. Of course, if your stadium is little and you expect many supporters to attend the match, more than the total number of places in the stadium, you can set a higher price to get a higher income. However you don't get so high an income compared to extending the stadium.

Reason for the change, apart from making the game more varied and interesting, was saturation of the market with good players at high skills and high wages. Top teams, in many situations, were forced to trade many players to balance their income with expense on wages.

Supporters Expectations

  • don [del]
  • 2010-07-16

You can now see a new feature in the TV Studio for your matches. It is the supporters expectations about the match score. Of course if the match score is better than the fans expected this will improve their mood. If the score is worse this will make their mood drop. The amount of change in mood depends on how good or bad the score was. Levels of that expectations are listed in the rules. Like every levels in Sokker there is a hidden sublevel. For example if the expectation level is 5.1 this will be shown as 5.

Also with this news we want to reveal one of the supporters mood secrets - the class indicator used for mood calculations after a match. It was already said it depends on previous matches of a team, class of rivals competing and the scores achieved in these matches. This is all true.... because the class indicator is the Fanclub members of the team. Why it is fair? Let's say you draw with team with much less supporters, it means that score shows teams are fairly equal, or at least they were in the match just played, but supporters club is different. It simply means that some of your fans will think your team is not as big as they thought they were and their mood will drop. If the mood has dropped too low then some will then leave. The opposite effect happens to the opponent team. Their supporters mood will rise and if it becomes high enough new fans will join their club.
Similar situation on size of wins, if you win much less than expected against clubs with a lot less class (supporters numbers) than you the supporters mood will drop, the opponent supporters mood will improve. These calculation are based on thousands of match statistics. Please don't blame the system if you got a worse score than teams usually achieve, this will affect your supporters mood.

Notice that there is no modification to the supporters mood system - please don't report problems on supporters mood calculations. All complaints about supporters mood calculation have been analysed before, and if there was a problem it was taken into consideration already.

Articles, Tutors and other modifications

  • rtg [del]
  • 2010-06-01

With 2010-06-01 scripts update and new features are introduced:




Tutors

Newbies can now send question to Tutors in your country (if they exist), questions on subjects related with sokker eg. if you are not sure about something in the rules. Messages are sent from Your country -> Staff page, just like messages to Admins or Mods (select Tutors in the dropdown box). Your question will be answered by the first tutor who reads it.

Articles

You can now rate other people's team articles and association articles, the best articles are displayed on the news page, and also on the new menu on news page.

Picture upload

Finally, you no longer need to use external servers to upload your team logo or your photo. Picture upload is available under Office -> Media menu.

Extended notifications

You will get notifications on events like:
- somebody has written in your guestbook
- your player has been appointed to national team
- you have sold a player
- somebody proposed you a manager pact
- somebody proposed a friendly match with your club
- your friendly match invitation has been accepted
- your plus will expire soon
- A player who originated from your junior school is on the transfer list (will be implemented soon)

And...

...other minor improvements and bugs fixes (especially related with previous improvements implementation:).

Some worth mentioning are:
- association owner may now pass association to another user, if they leave sokker, the control is set to highest level user in the association
- on junior matches played stats you will now see formation junior played and mark
- federations you can join limit has been extended to 10
- skill numbers are now visible on match lineup page (if set in options)
- articles and associations internal scirpts re-organisation (you shall not see major changes, but if there are bugs, please report this and other bugs found on Bugs / Ideas (en) forum

Eleccións para Seleccionador Nacional

  • ZyDeCoeS [del]
  • 2010-03-28



É tempo de eleccións de novo!! Terala oportunidade de presentarte para adestrador do equipo nacional (tanto da absoluta como da sub21) de calquer país, e poderás votar a un usuario para a absoluta e a sub21 do teu país.

Para acceder á páxina de elección, vai á páxina principal de teu país, logo preme no Equipo Nacional, e logo en Páxina das eleccións.

Se te queres presentar, é recomendable que abras UN fío no foro apropiado do país, dispois de que comecen as eleccións. Por favor, marca o comezo do teu fío con [NT] ou [U21], p.e. [NT] pepito ou [U21] menganito. Lembra que NON está permitido facer spam nos foros, por sk-mail ou nos libros de visitas para conseguir votos. Calquera destas accións será sancionada cunha expulsión do foro e/ou unha multa económica.

Lembre que un usuario que saiu escollido como seleccionador non poderá renunciar ó seu cargo. Polo que cando te presentas a seleccionador, non é só por pracer, é tamén a túa responsabilidade cumplir todo o período de seleccionador para o cal foches escollido pola comunidade.

As eleccións comezarán o 29 de Marzo e rematarán o 11 de Abril, asique vai preparando o teu discurso se te vas a presentar, ou prepara as túas preguntas para os posibles candidatos e non te esquezas de votar!!

Gráficas infinitas e adestramento marcado

  • ZyDeCoeS [del]
  • 2010-03-24



A partir do vindeiro xoves, as gráficas de datos non se van a eliminar para os usuarios plus. Isto significa que poderás desprazarte ó longo das gráficas dos xuvenís, das habilidades dos xogadores, datos do equipo (coma o balance semanal ou o humor dos seareiros) a partir de que sexan almacenadas. Para os usuarios que se fagan plus, só se lle amosarán as 10 derradeiras semanas.

Tamén, a gráfica vai ser marcada se o xogador adestrou. Se a habilidade non foi adestrada, vai ser marcada con fondo gris na gráfica. Nos caso de adestramento de pases ou creación na posición de DEF (cando os DEF e os MID reciben a metade do adestramento cada liña), ámbalas dúas van ser marcadas como adestradas.

Notas dos xuvenís e outras melloras

  • ZyDeCoeS [del]
  • 2010-02-09

Os nosos desenroladores teñen novas para compartir:

Xuvenís:

Os usuarios Plus agora teñen máis información sobre os seus xuvenís na páxina de xuvenís. Facendo click na habilidade dun dos xuvenís terán unha gráfica mellorada, tamén unha lista dos encontros xogados por ese xuvenil, e como gran novidade, poderán escribir notas sobre cada xuvenil. Isto permitirálle un mellor seguimento dos seus xuvenís.

Correo:

A maioría dos erros relacionados co recente troco de correo interno foron resoltos.

Ligas de xuvenís:

Introducíuse a procura de equipos xuvenís tanto por ID como polo nome. As distintas aparicións do equipo procurado na táboa de clasificación, nos encontros xogados e vindeiros encontros serán amosadas noutra cor. Esta nova utilidade esta aínda en probas e será mellorada axiña.

Como de costume, nesta actualización tamén se aproveitou para facer pequenas melloras e arranxar pequenos erros, como as notas dos amigables.