katz, I agree that the scouting phase is too basic. I'd like to see all of the "fluff" statements in the scouting report actually MEAN something. You could break the potential score into different areas, like willingness to practice, how well he learns from game experience, how disciplined he is about his training, etc. Have four or more different measurements, and a recruit that maxed them ALL would be a true STL. You could even recruit to your training plan. It would give the game more texture, but it would probably require a serious re-write to the code.
As for the CVs, it's just a matter of window dressing. You win recruits by building up interest. To get the interest, you have to spend recruiting dollars. Instead of saying "I'm going to spend $800 recruiting dollars", you say "one CV". Does it matter if you pay your rent in $100 bills or pennies? It's still the same amount in the end. In reality, recruits only have one official CV, but coaches also make hundreds of phone calls and texts. They send mailings. have dozens of different people contacting the recruits. Should we simulate all that too? Instead of buying that one CV for $800, do you want to ring up 80 AC phone calls?
runrun, late flips are part of college recruiting. While I can understand your frustration at getting jumped, have you actually done anything to prevent it? I don't know about anyone else, but if I have a key recruit, I'll pump a few CVs into him even after he turns green, just to block a late flip. I regularly keep more recruits green than I have scholarships for. That gives me ready backups, and makes it harder for someone else to get much info about my recruits just by looking at my greens.Did I work to turn him green, or did I flip him on an AC phone call? Hard to tell without keeping phase by phase track.
grindi, recruiting is a basic part of this game; probably the most enjoyable part, if you're not getting your *** kicked. If you don't LIKE recruiting, and think Powerplay Manager is better, maybe you should spend more time on that, and less time here? I also hear recruiting is easy in Tecmo Bowl...