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{{User:Carlesmu/Template foo|width=|date=18/02/2003|title=We're back!|news=The package has been delivered. Hattrick has got a new home and the icy Swedish winter roads didn't cause any problems... ;) Faster connection, improved security and reliability, more space and easier access for ourselves in the new server hall. And some other advantages. Nothing you will notice, but this way we are safer for the future. The change of IP-numbers went acceptably smooth (some confusion during the weekend, but this is hard to avoid completely).}}
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{{User:Carlesmu/Template foo|width=|date=02/06/2003 |title=New Ads system|news=Today we've launched a new [[Ads|Ads system]]. This system will replace the ''Player Transfer-forum'' and ''Friendly Games-forum'' as the place to search for and advertise players and friendly games. You can find the link in the menu (Community).
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The gain of this change is two-fold: It will ease the workload for our conference moderators, and will take some load off the conference server.
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We're currently removing the old data that belonged to Player Transfer and Friendly Games from the conference. Due to the absurd amount of data that needs to be deleted, we must keep the conference down meanwhile.}}
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{{User:Carlesmu/Template foo|width=|date=09/06/2003|title=AHP - Associated Hattrick Press|news=We're delighted to announce a [[Associated Hattrick Press|new system for all the Hattrick newspapers]] out there! If a newspaper chooses to register on the site, it may publish short texts to promote articles in the newspaper. The news items will be published on the front page of Hattrick (league-wise), as well as on the news items-page. You can find the news items in the slightly re-made menu, community box->community->news items. }}
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{{User:Carlesmu/Template foo|width=|date=15/06/2003|title=System Information page|news=There is a new link, in the upper right corner of this page (My Hattrick) called [[System Information]]. Our intention is to publish more detailed information of current problems than we normally do on the My Hattrick page.
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We want to keep My Hattrick reserved for somewhat more generally relevant and important info. For the System Information page though, we reserve the right to post some obscure bug and problem information when available.}}
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{{User:Carlesmu/Template foo|width=|date=19/06/2003|title=Swiss reach 10k|news=As the third Hattrick [[country]] in the world (after Sweden and Netherlands), [[Schweiz]] (Switzerland) yesterday broke through the 10,000 users barrier. In an exceptionally fast growth, the league has doubled in less than 6 weeks and there is no sign of it slowing down.
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Around the world, there are now 136,000 active Hattrick users. Welcome to all the new ones out there!}}
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{{User:Carlesmu/Template foo|width=|date=21/07/2003|title=Changes in conf-system|news=We've added a new type of conference today: language-specific. In these conferences, you can speak about hattrick, on the language specified. Today we've added English, Espanol, German and French. You can join via the forum-references, as always.
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This also means that the Global conference still is English only.}}
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{{User:Carlesmu/Template foo|width=|date=04/09/2003|title=New tactics now available|news=From next week's friendlies on, you are able to use the new match [[tactics]] which were initially mentioned in the Hattrick 6.5 document. This is a beta release only available for friendlies.
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The full description of the 4 new tactics ([[Pressing]], [[CA]], [[AIM]], [[AOW]]) is now available. Please note that there have been a couple of changes since these tactics were first mentioned in the HT 6.5 document. For instance, "Destructive" does not exist. Instead "Pressing" exists.}}
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{{User:Carlesmu/Template foo|width=|date=10/11/2003|title=HT Live - brand new feature|news=The new season begins this week, and along with it comes a brand new feature within Hattrick: [[HT Live]]. HT Live is a built in way of following up to 10 matches while they are being played. It also adds an XML framework that will enable the CHPP developers to continue to develop even cooler match viewers. }}
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== 2004 ==
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{{User:Carlesmu/Template foo|width=|date=04/01/2004 |title=Supporter Bonus|news=We would like to start 2004 by thanking all Supporters for making it possible to run this site. We realize that the [[Black Friday|downtime we had in December]] was frustrating for all users, but extra much so for Supporters who has actually contributed money to improve the site.
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As a token of our gratitude, we have extended all Supporter subscriptions with one free week. Our aim for 2004 is to arrive at a new and much higher level of stability and performance. We hope for your continued support in the process.}}
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{{User:Carlesmu/Template foo|width=|date=05/02/2004|title=Hattrick Betting Service|news=For years, the Hattrick community has offered various fantasy betting services. Today we can present a real one, in partnership with online betting company [[Expekt.com]].
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Join the Hattrick Corner at Expekt, a fully-fledged sports betting service customized for the Hattrick users. You can place bets on football, hockey and all sorts of other sports - but also on a selection of Hattrick matches! Sign up today and place your bets for the Hattrick World Cup tomorrow!}}
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{{User:Carlesmu/Template foo|width=|date=20/02/2004|title=Quarter of a million|news=Tonight, Hattrick reached 250 000 active users for the first time. That makes us more populous than about 50 nations on earth!
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Let´s celebrate this landmark events by watching the four World Cup games scheduled for tonight at 20.00 HT: Romania-Scotland and the three derby games Danmark-Deutschland, Canada-USA and Sverige-Norge.}}
  
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{{User:Carlesmu/Template foo|width=|date=01/05/2004 |title=Divine Youthpull|news=It is a joyful and remarkable day in the historyof Hattrick! 08:25 this morning [[Hattrick Time]] the first (as far as we know) Hattrick baby was born! The happy parents Björn Tengman and Malin Olsson (users [[user:Legazy|Legazy]] and [[user:maol44|maol44]]) met through Hattrick and are a couple since. This morning their daughter Miranda was born, in spite of the fact that youth pulls generally are not possible until Sunday in Sweden :-)
  
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The Hattrick team sends our warmest congratulations to Björn, Malin and of course Miranda!}}
  
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{{User:Carlesmu/Template foo|width=|date=06/08/2004|title=400,000 users!|news=We can now proudly announce the we recently broke the 400,000 user barrier! If the current growth rate continues it will only be a matter of months before half a million people World-Wide are playing Hattrick! Who would have believed that a few years ago?
  
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The entire HT-staff would like to say thank you to each and everyone! You helped us make this happen.}}
  
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And remember: the best way to protect yourself from losing your team is to use a good password and a proper e-mail address that you check regularly. If you care about your Hattrick team, do not be careless with your account!}}
  
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* [[Defensive positions]]. This is another training type that affects defenders and midfielders, but this one gives them Defender skill training. Basically your players are trained in how to position themselves while the team is defending. Since you can train roughly twice as many players in defense with this type, compared to pure defense training, it is roughly half as effective per player.
  
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The purpose of these two new types is to further facilitate training of secondary skills.
  
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In addition to the two new training types mentioned below, we have also made the rarely used Shooting training about 25% more effective than before.}}
  
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The first one is available right now, in which HT-Jonas elaborates on the [[Enquiry and new features|development-poll results]].}}
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Revision as of 01:20, 27 October 2020

"Hattrick announces", also know as HT-News or simply "News", are insights into updates written by the Hattrick Team and information on the development of Hattrick.

Together with the System Information they are used to give an overall picture on the status of the website.

A recent post is shown in My Office section of homepage, while old news can be accessed through the "View more" button in the "Hattrick announces" page (breadcrumb is "My Hattrick » News » Archive").

Notable posts

Here is a selection of notable official posts. They cover topics such as economics, match engine, new game features.

The first archived message still remaining in archive is dated 30/12/2000.

2000

Back in 2000, HT-News and System Information were all mixed together. GM-Hans, the only game master at the time, handled it all for the first few years.

New features

30/12/2000
Some new features have just been added to the site - you can now opt to delete all read messages older than a certain date from your mail box.

Also, a page has been added which describes which teams are currently best positioned from promotion (link to it from the league table table).

And, as you can see, improvements to the My Hattrick page that makes it possible for the game master to distinguish between messages in different languages...

2001

Rules are now up!

15/02/2001
The English version of the rules are now up.

If you have questions I can be contacted at the Hattrick message system with "GM-Hans" as the recepient or at gm- hans@swipnet.se

Hattrick Forum in English

16/02/2001
The Swedish language forum is wildly active, but we hope that the new meeting place for cosmopolitan Hattrick managers will be popular as well.

The address is http://www.delphi.com/hattrickworld. You has to register as a Delphi user, but it´s worth it.

Revolution!

11/03/2001
The Spanish crown has lost control over it´s holdings in the New World.

The Spanish league will from here on be known as La Primera Mexicana. However, industry insiders expect that a new Spanish league will be formed within the next few months.

International transfers

22/03/2001
Buying and selling players through the transfer market is the key to long term success in Hattrick.

We've changed the policy on international transfers, and it is now fully legal (maybe even advisable!) to go out and buy players from abroad. The only limitation will be that foreign players will have a 20% higher salary starting next season.

It may not be obvious HOW to buy players from a foreign league. The players listed under Transfer is only the available players currently for sale in the league you are in right now. To look in foreign leagues, you first have to go to that league. Change league with the popup in the upper left corner. Then click Transfer in the menu. Remember, what you see in Hattrick is always based on in what league (ie country) you are currently in.

Registration

21/06/2001
Please note that if you have any friends who wish to register they can NOT do so on the site.

The only way to apply for a team in the non-Swedish leagues is by e- mail. For England send an e-mail to gm- hans@swipnet.se and for all other countries to johan@extralives.com

Allo Allo!

05/07/2001
Yet again we have discovered a person

within the English league who had received his team after pretending to be English. He has now been kicked out. If you suspect that someone is not who he is pretending to be or cheating in any other way e-mail gm-hans@swipnet.se You don't have to prove anything. That is my problem :-)

New Supporter version

12/08/2001
Now we are releasing several completely new features for the Hattrick Supporter service.

Match kit design, Press Announcements, improved statistical functions, the Trophy Case - as well as a brand new Federation feature, allowing users to form their own private organizations. Check it out, more info can be found on the Supporter info pages!

Stadium compensation

14/08/2001
We've finally come to a decision on the stadium issue and how to give compensation to those who got too small stadium.

You can read a much more elaborate explanation on the ruling here. Basically, it says that those who got the smaller stadiums will get 250 000 US$ in extra income this week.

Future teams will also get the smaller stadium plus an extra 250k US$ in startup cash.

New International Gamemasters

28/08/2001
The Hattrick team is pleased to announce two star signings, namely the new Gamemasters George Shook (USA) and Luis Miranda (México).

This means that we now have Gamemasters that natively speak English and Spanish. George will go by the nick GM-George, and Luis by the name of GM-Zeuss.

We share your pain

12/09/2001
At the name of all the Hattrick community, especially the Mexican players, we share the pain of the American people for the tragedy that shocked the world the last Tuesday; I pray for all the casualties in this terrorist attack.
- Luis Miranda

Partnership for Hattrick Software

09/12/2001
We have a nice bit of news today: It is time to launch the Certified Hattrick Product Provider, our partnership program with independent developers of Hattrick software.

Our hope is that CHPP will spur new and improved applications, like "Hattrick Viewer" and "Absolut manager", the first products to be released. You will find more info on the products by clicking the new "Shop" link in the menu.

Announcing Hattrick 6

31/12/2001
"Hattrick 6" is here!

A major upgrade with 4 new exciting features: National squads, international friendlies between clubs, capacity for a 7th (and 8th and 9th...) division in each league - and finally a whole new bunch of match events implementing player specialties and more. Read all about it in a (rather long) document called Welcome to Hattrick 6.

2002

Euro is here!

02/01/2002
Much of Europe has changed currency to the Euro from the old schillings, marks, lires and so forth.

And now Hattrick has switched currency for all thiose leagues. The currency rate in Hattrick for the Euro is 1:1 on the US$.

Elections finished

24/02/2002
Triumphant speeches before a cheering crowd... The narrowly beaten congratulating (hopefully) the winner...

Yes, it is that day - the day when the national coach election results are revealed. You can now see the election results and the National Team coaches have gained the keys to their teams. However, we're not quite finished with the rules and will work hard to be so in the next few days. More information (if not all) will come during the Sunday about the National Teams.

TV-money to the clubs!

01/03/2002
The Hattrick World Cup is coming up and the HT-World has signed a lifetime deal for TV rights.

This money will be divided evenly among all clubs - precisely 200.000 US$ (or whatever your currency) will be distributed to each club in a one- off payment. It has been added to your "Temporary income" column.

The Economy Council

25/03/2002
We have summoned an economy council and will soon begin our work.

The council will initially consist of 6 members, and we will also be in close contact with some GM's outside Sweden (mostly GM-George, GM-Etienne and GM- Hans) to collect their thoughts.

The economy council members are: Krister Sund, Knusper Rovers (div IV) Fredrik Knutzen, Quatro Staggione AC (div II) Magnus Wikström, Lillgumhamn FC (div V).

Top players in cheating teams

23/03/2002
Our GMs are gearing up their efforts to rid the game of cheating and a lot of teams have been locked.

All players in these teams would eventually become deleted and this would have unrealistic consequences for the national teams. Therefore, any player who is part of a national team and whose club owner quits Hattrick or gets kicked out by GMs, can be transferlisted at a starting price of 0 $ by the National (or U20) Coach (money still goes to the closed club).

National Teams now in menu

08/05/2002
With the Hattrick World Cup now over, the World Cup site has consequently been dismantled.

But we've added a new feature labelled "World Cup" in the main menu. It contains all the information about National Teams previously available on the WC site, plus full coverage of the U-20 teams.

Mobile payments

25/05/2002
Many users have requested additional payment options for the Hattrick Shop.

Now we can offer one such alternative, namely the Paybox system for mobile payments. It is available for residents of Germany, the UK, Austria, Spain and Sweden. Once you sign up for the service, you can make secure payments on many sites and the money will be deducted directly from your bank account. Read more about Paybox inside the Shop.

Launching: SMS Tracking!

09/07/2002
We're now launching a brand new SMS service: Tracking.

And it works for virtually all GSM operators (most of Europe and much of Asia, but generally not in North America). You can order match tracking and get instant notification whenever goals and other important events happen. And you can order transfer tracking for a player - you then get an SMS as soon as someone bids for him.

Shaping up on how we close the site

29/12/2002
Many users have been frustrated recently with the site closing without warning.

Even if the closings are normally very brief, we fully understand that you find this unacceptable. Although there may still sometimes happen closings that cannot be predicted, we can still improve a lot on how we inform. From now on we will clearly inform under My Hattrick of all planned/predicted closings of the site. Also, we pledge to improve how we handle extension of transfer deadlines when the site is down.

2003

Language Administrators

06/02/2003
With 7 languages active, our Language Administrators (LangAdmins) are an important part of Hattrick.

They are users who manage the translation on a voluntary basis, a bit like a GM manages the GM duties. To clarify their role, they are henceforth named with a LA- prefix to their username. Thus, we now have the following official Hattrick prefixes:

  • HT- for a member of the HT-Team
  • GM- for a Game Master
  • MOD- for Conference moderators
  • LA- for LangAdmins.

We're back!

18/02/2003
The package has been delivered. Hattrick has got a new home and the icy Swedish winter roads didn't cause any problems... ;) Faster connection, improved security and reliability, more space and easier access for ourselves in the new server hall. And some other advantages. Nothing you will notice, but this way we are safer for the future. The change of IP-numbers went acceptably smooth (some confusion during the weekend, but this is hard to avoid completely).

New Ads system

02/06/2003
Today we've launched a new Ads system. This system will replace the Player Transfer-forum and Friendly Games-forum as the place to search for and advertise players and friendly games. You can find the link in the menu (Community).

The gain of this change is two-fold: It will ease the workload for our conference moderators, and will take some load off the conference server.

We're currently removing the old data that belonged to Player Transfer and Friendly Games from the conference. Due to the absurd amount of data that needs to be deleted, we must keep the conference down meanwhile.

AHP - Associated Hattrick Press

09/06/2003
We're delighted to announce a new system for all the Hattrick newspapers out there! If a newspaper chooses to register on the site, it may publish short texts to promote articles in the newspaper. The news items will be published on the front page of Hattrick (league-wise), as well as on the news items-page. You can find the news items in the slightly re-made menu, community box->community->news items.

System Information page

15/06/2003
There is a new link, in the upper right corner of this page (My Hattrick) called System Information. Our intention is to publish more detailed information of current problems than we normally do on the My Hattrick page.

We want to keep My Hattrick reserved for somewhat more generally relevant and important info. For the System Information page though, we reserve the right to post some obscure bug and problem information when available.

Swiss reach 10k

19/06/2003
As the third Hattrick country in the world (after Sweden and Netherlands), Schweiz (Switzerland) yesterday broke through the 10,000 users barrier. In an exceptionally fast growth, the league has doubled in less than 6 weeks and there is no sign of it slowing down.

Around the world, there are now 136,000 active Hattrick users. Welcome to all the new ones out there!

Changes in conf-system

21/07/2003
We've added a new type of conference today: language-specific. In these conferences, you can speak about hattrick, on the language specified. Today we've added English, Espanol, German and French. You can join via the forum-references, as always.

This also means that the Global conference still is English only.

New tactics now available

04/09/2003
From next week's friendlies on, you are able to use the new match tactics which were initially mentioned in the Hattrick 6.5 document. This is a beta release only available for friendlies.

The full description of the 4 new tactics (Pressing, CA, AIM, AOW) is now available. Please note that there have been a couple of changes since these tactics were first mentioned in the HT 6.5 document. For instance, "Destructive" does not exist. Instead "Pressing" exists.

HT Live - brand new feature

10/11/2003
The new season begins this week, and along with it comes a brand new feature within Hattrick: HT Live. HT Live is a built in way of following up to 10 matches while they are being played. It also adds an XML framework that will enable the CHPP developers to continue to develop even cooler match viewers.

2004

Supporter Bonus

04/01/2004
We would like to start 2004 by thanking all Supporters for making it possible to run this site. We realize that the downtime we had in December was frustrating for all users, but extra much so for Supporters who has actually contributed money to improve the site.

As a token of our gratitude, we have extended all Supporter subscriptions with one free week. Our aim for 2004 is to arrive at a new and much higher level of stability and performance. We hope for your continued support in the process.

Hattrick Betting Service

05/02/2004
For years, the Hattrick community has offered various fantasy betting services. Today we can present a real one, in partnership with online betting company Expekt.com.

Join the Hattrick Corner at Expekt, a fully-fledged sports betting service customized for the Hattrick users. You can place bets on football, hockey and all sorts of other sports - but also on a selection of Hattrick matches! Sign up today and place your bets for the Hattrick World Cup tomorrow!

Quarter of a million

20/02/2004
Tonight, Hattrick reached 250 000 active users for the first time. That makes us more populous than about 50 nations on earth!

Let´s celebrate this landmark events by watching the four World Cup games scheduled for tonight at 20.00 HT: Romania-Scotland and the three derby games Danmark-Deutschland, Canada-USA and Sverige-Norge.

Divine Youthpull

01/05/2004
It is a joyful and remarkable day in the historyof Hattrick! 08:25 this morning Hattrick Time the first (as far as we know) Hattrick baby was born! The happy parents Björn Tengman and Malin Olsson (users Legazy and maol44) met through Hattrick and are a couple since. This morning their daughter Miranda was born, in spite of the fact that youth pulls generally are not possible until Sunday in Sweden :-)

The Hattrick team sends our warmest congratulations to Björn, Malin and of course Miranda!

400,000 users!

06/08/2004
We can now proudly announce the we recently broke the 400,000 user barrier! If the current growth rate continues it will only be a matter of months before half a million people World-Wide are playing Hattrick! Who would have believed that a few years ago?

The entire HT-staff would like to say thank you to each and everyone! You helped us make this happen.

Firing players limit

07/11/2004
Unfortunately, there are still users whose teams get hacked. Some of them get their entire squad fired by the hacker. So we have made a change: It is now only possible to fire one player per 12 hours.

And remember: the best way to protect yourself from losing your team is to use a good password and a proper e-mail address that you check regularly. If you care about your Hattrick team, do not be careless with your account!

2005

Two new training types

18/01/2005
We are now adding two new training types:
  • Through passes which gives defenders and midfielders passing training. It is similar to "Short Passes", but this affects defenders and midfielders instead of forwards and midfielders, and it is 10-15% less effective (per position).
  • Defensive positions. This is another training type that affects defenders and midfielders, but this one gives them Defender skill training. Basically your players are trained in how to position themselves while the team is defending. Since you can train roughly twice as many players in defense with this type, compared to pure defense training, it is roughly half as effective per player.

The purpose of these two new types is to further facilitate training of secondary skills.

In addition to the two new training types mentioned below, we have also made the rarely used Shooting training about 25% more effective than before.

Editorials

29/04/2005
From now on, there will be editorials written by HT-team members and published in a special page. The editorials will be about anything, like development, community, economics, etc. The editorials will be published irregularly.

The first one is available right now, in which HT-Jonas elaborates on the development-poll results.