Posted by girt25 on 1/13/2013 11:16:00 AM (view original):
Posted by dacj501 on 4/15/2011 6:31:00 PM (view original):First line: Couldn't agree more.
If you are going to go all 0s why bother playing the game? Do people just really love recruiting or something?
Also, at 0 distro the machine will ignore your 3 point settings and use its own. You are giving total offense control to the engine...
Second line: Actually an old fallacy from the FAQ. They will still honor your 3pt settings. But they don't look at iq. or who the player is matched up against.
That's why I don't like to run all zeroes, from what Daalt posted in the second line. Yes, the engine may give your best players more shots, but it doesn't take into account if that player is being guarded by a stud defender. In that particular scenario, although that guy is your best option offensively, you may want to lower his distro accordingly and raise someone else's to take advantage of a good matchup. With zeroes, that's not possible, of course.
I used the all zeroes strategy before and had decent results, but I ultimately didn't like the fact that the one tool we have at our disposal that can have the most effect on the outcome of a game, distribution, was one that I had forfeited the right to have any input into by going to all zeroes and letting the engine decide. It may seem more than a little arrogant to think that I, or any human, can set up there team's distro more efficiently than the computer can, but judging from the results that I personally got, I think I'll take my chances.