How are you doing?
I assume you are in the middle of fixing BB2:LE's bugs.
Let me wish you the best of luck.
That being said, could you take the time to give us the hotseat league mode? ...Please?
Let me clarify that I have absolutely no ill-intent and the following text is in no way sarcastic.
Take my insistence on the present matter as a testament to the joy we get from your great work. BB2 is a fine video-game and that's no small achievement.
I know Netheos told us many times it's on the community wishlist and will maybe come at a later date but now that we can create online leagues with AI, couldn't you just let the same coach add as much teams as he/she wants and play them himself/herself?
BB2 is turn-based so, each local player would just play the turn of a team.
I realize this could raise the question of the fact that some choices and actions are supposed to be made during the opponent's turn and your system might be primarily conceived for display on two different computers but, as you already gave us friendly matches (aka hotseat games without spp), you seem to have all the tools needed already.
You also could just let us gain spp through friendly matches. We'd make our own league settings IRL and simply do our pairing ourselves.
I'm no developer but from my side I can't understand what's stopping you for making it.
Is there a reason we don't have such a basic (IMO) feature 2 years after release?
Are you concerned about letting these teams play online? In that case, you could flag them as "customized" or simply make them only playable in hotseat mode.
Is it a matter of not wanting people being able to play the game without owning it?
Wouldn't it be the exact opposite, increasing the visibility of your game and being the perfect entry-way for new players?
Is it technical?
If it's too difficult to do or too time consuming, enlighten us. Let us know how long it would take and what's causing trouble. We are an unusually understanding community, for a gaming one.
I'm perfectly aware you are working on ironing out the urgent issues of BB2:LE and I'm not asking for hotseat league mode to come tomorrow.
Nonetheless, two years after release and after a new edition, we really need more than a polite "we know you want it, we'll maybe get to it someday".