450px|right|A Map of the Zones in Hattrick]] |+|
[[Image:HattrickRegionalMap.png|thumb||right|A Map of the
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|−|'''Zones''' were introduced to [[ Hattrick]] to ease the search on the transfer list and reduce [[ daytrading]] . As more and more countries joined Hattrick, buying a player would mean that you had to search through more and more countries on the transfer list. Given the [[ Hattrick Team|HTs']] choice to make Hattrick a game that everybody can play, even when having only a few minutes left per week, the creation of eight zones was an easy way to reduce the time one had to search on the transfer list. Moreover some people with more time used the old system to practise daytrading. |+|
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|−|The release of a new search engine for the transfer market on the 3rd of November 2008 diminished the importance of the zones tremendously, as it made it possible to search for players without having to search in a specific zone. |+|
a new search engine for the transfer marketmade possible to search for players without in a specific zone.
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Zones by number of users == |+|
|−|<!-- 23rd of November 2008, total of 932,209 users --> |+|
, the list.
|−|The zone with the highest number of users is leading the list. |+|
|−|* [[Latin Europe]] (258,538) |+|
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|−|* [[ Central Europe]] (216, 342) |+|
|−|* [[ Northern Europe]] (110,922) |+|
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|−|* [[South America]] (111,706) | |
|−|* [[Eastern Europe]] (94, 151) | |
|−|* [[Western Europe]] (87,159) | |
|−|* [[Asia, Africa and Oceania]] (30,140 + 1,856 + 3,943 = 35,939) | |
|−|* [[ North America]] (17,452) | |
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A Map of the zones in Hattrick
Zones were introduced to Hattrick mainly to ease the search on the transfer list.
The eight zones are:
- Northern Europe
- Central Europe
- Latin Europe
- Western Europe
- Eastern Europe
- North America
- South America
- Asia, Africa and Oceania
On November 2008, a new search engine for the transfer market made possible to search for players without searching in a specific zone. This release diminished tremendously the importance of zones, which remains today just a geographic notation.
As more and more countries joined Hattrick, buying a player would mean that you had to search for a player country by country on the transfer list.
The Hattrick Team choice was always to make the game enjoyable for everybody, even for users playing only a few minutes per week. The creation of zones was an easy way to reduce the time to spende for researches on the transfer list.
In addition, users with more time take a great advantage and easily practise daytrading.