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12/13/2013 6:51 PM
Posted by glaity on 12/12/2013 8:38:00 PM (view original):
If they do. Will at least need to keep.promised % playing time.
Expand it to % playing time up to Jr year.
Offer 30% freshman year.
45% Soph.
50% junior year.
Each year ascending playing time.
Or something like that.
I don't know if I like it going all the way to a players Jr. year.  I wonder in real life if that's a recruiting pitch they use.  "Ill guarantee you 50% playing time when you become a junior.'  Although I don't guess the game has to mimic real life but that being said it is a simulation.  I think guaranteeing  being a starter should be a big recruiting selling point but what counts as start should be the majority of the playing time. 
5/19/2014 8:17 AM
bump.....

I raised this issue 5 months ago after it came out in the dev chat.  Poll shows what we all seem to think....but not taken into account by developers.
5/19/2014 8:40 AM
Posted by noah23 on 12/13/2013 12:51:00 PM (view original):
Does anyone actually know the equivalent of what a promised start has been worth compared to a CV?
A campus visit seems to be worth about the same as a promised frosh start from my experience.
5/19/2014 10:24 AM
Posted by ddingo on 5/19/2014 8:40:00 AM (view original):
Posted by noah23 on 12/13/2013 12:51:00 PM (view original):
Does anyone actually know the equivalent of what a promised start has been worth compared to a CV?
A campus visit seems to be worth about the same as a promised frosh start from my experience.
I'm not sure that is the case anymore.  Typically I could get a Kicker for 75%, +Promised Freshman start and between 1 -3 CVs.   My Hayes 1AA Maine team (winner of 4 out of 5 NCs and the last two) with great vision, it has cost me 15K and I am still only Yellow against a sim team.  Clearly something has changed.
5/19/2014 1:08 PM
I think a promised start had some unique value and made a difference when rebuilding and recruiting against SIMs. I always thought those promises helped offset reduced recruiting vision in the first 2-3 seasons.
5/19/2014 1:10 PM
If they removed promised starts but added the ability to promise PT as a frosh and also a sophomore, then the change would probably not be significant.
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