New player here. I can see a lot of opinions on this matter, and I though I'd add my own. Welcome to iGP Chris!
I have played thousands of online games for well over twenty years, and one of the things that always annoyed me the most in many games is the lack of filters on searches and top lists etc. I can see that several managers do NOT want more than 6 results, which really puzzles me. Why on earth would it bother you if the generated list showed more pages? You simply don't have to look at more than the first page if you don't want to.. *confused* I think it's the other way around Chris, we want new and current players to have a bigger pool to choose from. here's a link to what has been said regarding this subject; fixing league filter This thread should put some light into the rest of your concerns/suggestions as well.
Now I am not a developer and would fully appreciate if it is a server load issue that made you design the league search this way. If the load is NOT an issue, I would like to be able to set many many more filters;
- Race length
- Minimum and Maximum number of managers
- "primary league language"
- Average number of participants per race
- How many seasons minimum it has run
- How many leaves/joins the league have every week or month or season etc.
To name but a few
And how about adding a feature to be able to set how many results you want?
And a filter to choose which of the filters to sort the list with.
I joined the game a bit more than a week ago, and joined the most sensible league on the list of 6 that I could choose from. There have been 13 league forum messages in the last 6 days in our league, and 8 of them are from me.
The average attendance in my 7 races are about 4-5 managers out of 15-16 in rookie (it seems to be worse in pro judging by practice times).
I would like to be in a more social and active league but I haven't found one that matches my preferred criteria's and I have been looking every day. It would be sooo much easier with more filters and results in the league list. Check this link for some of our top leagues in iGP; Top leagues .
Anyway, I DO love the game (and supported it by purchasing tokens), just felt I had to give my opinion :) Unlike most games out there, iGP isn't set up as a paid-to-win platform. You shouldn't need/have to spend any tokens while in rookie stages. Levels go up quickly. Once you reach level 15 they start to settle.