I have had a sandbox league for 5 years now, its a points league, and we have had no problems with it, sometimes slow to report stats in the morning, but otherwise no problems, plus I have been getting Maxim free for 3 years now.
Sandbox actually got better once it became pay. There were fewer instances of managers neglecting their team for weeks on end, or precipitously dropping out of a league 2 mos before the season was over. When people have to pay something--and it's not a lot--they tend to value what they're doing more.
RyanK wrote:Sandbox was where i started playing fantasy baseball.. when it was free.. then when it went pay i stopped playing fantasy baseball till last season... so i hate sandbox and am in a boycott of it.. as i think a lot of former free sandboxers where when it went pay..
I'm in this boat too. I'm sure Sandbox probably has a decent pay service now, but the way they went about transitioning from free to pay was completely unprofessional and thus alienated a large chunk of their customer base.
I understand that some of the regulars in the forums are a little cocky...boasting about their post count. I hear they tend to exclude those that aren't in their little "click". Anyone ever experience this?
My first fantasy baseball and football experiences were when sandbox was a free site. I really liked it. I didn't care that they were going to a pay site, but was made me leave was how they instituted the pay aspect. They let everybody do their drafts and THEN changed it to a pay league before the season started. They should have let people know a lot further in advance so if people didn't want to pay they wouldn't be wasting their time on a draft for a Sandbox league. I thought it was in poor taste and so I bailed and have never gone back again.