Posted by tribewriter on 11/29/2012 9:01:00 PM (view original):
Strong. I am not entirely confident, however, that I will be able to come up with the optimum weighted position formulas after all these years of "in yatzr we trust."
I do have one question. In the other thread, you indicated that a user would not be able to return to Basic Mode once he had set depth charts, etc., in Advanced Mode. Why that prohibition? What if a user wearies of the detail and wants just to resume a less taxing approach?
The reason for this has to do with how these new Advanced depth charts are used in your formation settings which are then used in your playbooks. Once you start using the advanced depth charts, like "RB Power" and "RB Possession", it's really inconvenient and probably a little more than confusing to try to shrink those back to just "Running Back". Obviously you would just stop using the expanded roles, but anywhere you have referenced them would have to be set back to the default role.
Keep in mind that you can always just set these additional roles to the defaults and forget about them, and since the depth charts correspond one-to-one to the position roles, we are working on the "Show Recs" feature to allow you to fill in a depth chart based on your position role settings, which should also help alleviate the additional time to set more depth charts.
We'll leave that aspect open to feedback during beta and see if people really feel the need or desire to switch back.