Rob, I am glad to see you taking advantage of this thread to ask questions. As you see, half of mine are also not about doubles, and in fact I was just about to ask about the difference between New Line and Classic, so you are helping both of us.
I am going to have to take your advice and apply to Challengers for Sarah, even though I am still being told I probably won't qualify. I entered the lowest of the six on week 13 and got the same result, even though she is down to 391 in doubles and 320 in singles. Oddly, when I also applied to a $42,000 Challenger in France (where I hope my nationality will get me a wild card to the qualifier), for singles I was told that I would probably be accepted for the qualifier, but the $21,000 tournament said probably not. I think this needs looking at for some future build.
manutoo wrote:Curtis, you don't have to restart a game every time a new build is out ; it's necessary only for new major release.
Also, you can keep in mind Rob4590's advice even after Challenger ; for example, it can be more interesting to go through the qualies of an Tier III tournament & reach the QF than winning a challenger. (it depends of the Challenger, not all give the same amount of points)
Lastly, the warning message isn't very accurate, so if you're willing to do qualies, u can aim a bit high ; if the qualies are full, u'll be proposed to enter qualies of other tournaments, if some aren't full...
Manutoo, in the games I have started so far I have not had problems getting into tournaments after receiving my first Challenger acceptance. At the high Challenger/Tier III level you mention my problem is most often money, and I end up going into the high Challengers because I get more money from winning them than from going out in the quaters of the Tier III. Right now Emily and Sarah are both more than $30,000 in debt, which is by far the most debt any of my players have ever had. My past experience is that in low Challengers the debt no longer rises, but does not get paid off. It isn't until the mid-Challengers that the debt begins to decline, and I usually pass through those and into the high Challengers in very little time.
This reminds me to tell you that the system of wild cards (meaning when you earn a wild card to the next tournament and when you have to go through qualifying instead) in the Challenger series seems to be working well. The problem might be limited to something in the Futures series.
I have tried keeping my old Profiles folder and moving it to a new build, but I lost my game anyway. Because of this I am not going to update to build 19, which as you say in that thread does not change much. My current group of players has the potentials I have seen yet, so I really do not want to lose them. And repeatedly starting over tends to make me lose interest.
I will close by asking this question again:
15) When a player goes to a tournament she is charged for travel and seven days in a hotel. If she makes an early exit, is she still charged the full amount, or only for the days she used?
If the full amount, that brings up the question of what happens when she then travels elsewhere the same week to participate in a qualifier. Is she charged for another whole week, even though she's only at the new site a day or two?