Posted by emy1013 on 4/28/2013 5:06:00 PM (view original):
I'd love to see the 7 one-a-days contracted to about 4 and the 3 two-a-days consolidated into 1. When I first started playing HD about 8 years ago, if you wanted a specific D3 team, you had better be waiting up right at 3 a.m. when the world rolled over because if you weren't and you tried to wait until the morning to grab your team, it was looooong gone.
When Tark opened on the first day at 12 noon, I tried to grab a team at 12:15 p.m. and I was too late. No teams left. Every D3 team in that world was gone in less than 15 minutes. That was the heyday of HD, no doubt. The worlds were mostly full, very competitive, and extremely fun. Gotta disagree with you there CBG, full worlds weren't a disaster, by a longshot.
I understand what you're saying about coaches getting frustrated and quitting, but when I started, I took beatings for a few seasons. Didn't make me want to quit, made me even MORE determined to be successful. My take is a little different than yours, I guess. My take is that, yes, people want to be successful and experience success, sure. But the coaches you're talking about, the ones that quit after an unsuccessful season or two, well we probably didn't need them anyway. I'd rather have coaches that work to try to improve as opposed to coaches who have that "instant gratification generation" attitude and think that they're entitled to something and want the easy route instead of having to work to get to that destination............and oh good gracious, I just realized that I sound EXACTLY like Tbird right now, so someone please shoot me (but you get my point, I think).
What I'm saying is, full worlds with competitive, dedicated coaches would be a wonderful thing, not a disaster. You'd weed out the riffraff eventually by replacing those "entitled" coaches with the "dedicated" coaches over a period of time and then you'd have an extremely fun game to play, not a disaster. But that's just my opinion.
emy, i think we both know how much i'd enjoy the competition of a full world, ive always hated empty conference and loved the competition of the great ones. a full world might be the only thing that could get me to take this game seriously again. however, i dont think what you or i would enjoy most speaks to what the masses enjoy, and the game has to be profitable. if HD had the population, they could make a "champions world" or put together a world where it only rolls when its full, something like that, and i'm sure we'd both be there.
its not even just about the new coaches, a lot of people might have the fight to work up, and weeding guys out there isnt so bad. but even when you get to d1, i think that would knock plenty of guys out at that level. the reality is coaches who are able to get to a competitive world and out play the guys with major advantages are the exception, not the rule. the majority of d1 coaches had to claw their way into the BCS conferences, and many guys will succeed in one world, struggle in another. if you take the 50 guys like that, and put another 200 in there, most of the coaches who succeed in getting to the big 6 in a year, dont succeed. big 6 jobs would be so coveted, almost nobody would give them up, and if you have a very generous 5 openings a year, being filled by 250 other coaches... thats a mean time of FIFTY seasons to get a BCS job!! do you really think a guy, after clawing through full d3 and d2 worlds, making him a pretty successful coach... that he has the patience to wait 50 seasons, on average, for a BCS job? i just dont see. that is a game built for the elite, and i dont think it can sustain.
now maybe if you totally reworked d1 in its entirety, something like that could work. really recruit generation at ALL levels would have to be totally redone, the only thing that makes the game viable is that the worlds are so empty, with this recruit generation. so many recruits are pure ****, with their low ratings and crap potential, i mean it would just be a total bloodbath the whole way. i just cant see people by and large being able to stomach that, and being able to enjoy the game when they are playing in d3 with a center who has 45 rebounding, 40 ath, and 50 low post, and that is one of the better players they have...