Posted by tarrin on 5/5/2013 1:57:00 PM (view original):
Recruiting is NOT the same in 3.0 as it is in 2.0. It's harder to knock SIMS off, human coaches are able to get on the considering list no matter how little they spend etc etc etc. Funny how in 2.0 when you try to go after a recruit that already has human coaches on him they tell you "sorry i'm already considering enough schools" but in 3.0 it ain't like that. The coaches who have been recruiting players since day 1knocking SIMS off get punished for it. I guess the way to recruit in 3.0 is to WAIT and let other coaches spend their budget knocking off SIMS then go after them. Sorry, but to me and MOST coaches i know, thas shady as F**K!
Your comments make no sense. I don't see any difference in the recruiting aspect of the game. There are changes to help in evaluating which players to go after. But not the recruiting aspect.
And if it costs coach A a certain amount of money to knock off a sim, coach B can't simply go in and then knock that coach off with a little bit of $, they will still have to spend more than coach A. Now, they could go after another recruit-but how is that any different than if a coach sees 2 human coaches battling?
As for "shady" recruiting, I played 1.0 under an old user name-and the idea of coaches waiting a day for other coaches to spend there money is one of many tactics used. In GD 1.0, when worlds had 75% human coaches, there were some real battles. It wasn't like knocking off a SIM, human owners come back at you and defend. If recruiting started on a Fri at 12 noon. The first wave was the guys getting in then. The 2nd wave was the guys starting Fri. eve, 3rd wave was the guys that hit at 3 AM (when you go to bed with green players and then wake up and there red). 4th wave was the battles all day Sat. The 5th wave was the late night guys that hit Sat night/Sun morn at 3AM, when they think everyone has used up there $.
Next your going to say that a school, 300 miles away, has dibs on a recruit that is only 10 miles away from me-because he was the first to spend money. Come on.
The only time I would say it's "shady" is when someone tries to grab a recruit with only a couple recruiting cycles until signing period starts (the 6 am/9 am cycle before signing). I've actually had a player green at the 9am cycle, and when the next cycle came (signing period) the player actually signed elsewhere.