Posted by graff on 3/27/2013 9:49:00 AM (view original):
I understand that the 12 teams/conference cookie cutter makes life easier for people but why are we FORCED to live in that box again?
Why can't teams play different numbers of conference and non-conference games, just like in real life? It might mean the coders have to have different schedule functions based on the conference affiliation but I don't see why it's not doable.
Honest question here because the make believe conferences really detracts from the game. I had a friend ready to sign up until they saw this and I got laughed out of the office for playing a "totally erroneous fantasy land game akin to dungeons and dragons built upon a big random number generator". Sadly I couldn't argue too much.
I'm sorry, but you're an idiot, and so is your friend.
12 teams per conference makes things as FAIR and EQUAL as possible for all players...if each conference has an auto bid (like HD does) what conference do you want to be in, the 8 team, or the 16 team conference? Hmmm...simple probabilities.
WIS is running a business here, dude, not selling you a game that you sit and play by yourself. They have to cater to thousands of customers in HD and GD, and there's no wiggle room. If WIS did a realignment like you're suggesting, a ton more people would quit (me included) than would join the game to even compensate. You'd rather upset the fair and competitive balance in a game you know **** about because you're used to playing EA March Madness...gmafb. The only office you got laughed out of was the principal's office with your bff because with your mindset, you can't be older than 16.
I used to talk a lot of **** about this game too....recruiting sucks/should be easier/more like EA NCAA football, ******** about losing when I didn't gameplan, griping about practice plan changes, etc...and guess what, I played the game for a few months straight, stood toe to toe, fought, and asked questions of fellow vets and realized that this is probably the best college sports game IN THE WORLD.
When you learn to accept the game for the great product that it is, rather than seeing it for its "faults" because it isn't how you want it to be, you too will agree with the rest of us. The business model (all 12 team conferences) is spot on for this game.