Posted by malone9975 on 8/5/2011 2:35:00 PM (view original):
Posted by snydpie on 8/5/2011 12:03:00 PM (view original):I remember when I thought it was that cut and dry, but now I know that they would rather see the entire basketball sim die. WiS only cares about dynasty games and baseball. The lack of care for the site has probably forced 10-20 very good owners out of the sim over the last 3-5 years.
Posted by malone9975 on 8/5/2011 8:47:00 AM (view original):Work is money lol. If they want the money they'll do the work!
It is obvious that this would require work...and the admins are making it more clear that they aren't interested in work
Not to mention all of the potential users who might be encouraged by a more vibrant and active population of players, and less homogeneity in the open leagues (where most players get their start).
They are missing a big opportunity with this game. While the statistical engine isn't perfect, overall I think it does a pretty good job aside from a couple issues (too much randomness, mainly) and provides a simulation that is close enough to realistic to not be silly while still putting up big enough stats to make it exciting. It's the perfect game for those who are turned off by the complexity of the baseball SIM, yet don't want things to be too simple. Enough stats and things to consider that it takes a while to get really good at, but not so many that it can't be grasped by most relatively quickly. This game could and should have a broad-based appeal, especially among NBA fans, but they put absolutely no effort into it at all. A little publicity, some actual effort in working with users to make the game better, and honestly just a few minor tweaks overall (like the one suggested here), and this game can not only reverse its gradual decline but rise to new heights.
It's just a shame no one at WIS (or Fox, whatever) seems to be interested in doing that.