Posted by fermor332002 on 8/13/2013 12:54:00 PM (view original):
Posted by slid64er on 8/13/2013 12:26:00 PM (view original):Newbies have always been stuck with bottom of the barrel crap. The problem is the learning proses. Most do not want to stick around long enough to learn the game while they keep getting their butts kicked for several seasons.
Posted by starfinder77 on 8/13/2013 1:05:00 AM (view original):Rebuilding teams is ridiculously easy now. You can go from all Sims to NC in 4 seasons. It used to be that not only did you get stuck with a bad team, but you also had to deal with a mostly/fully human schedule every season.
I started on 2.0 and even though there have been a few headscratchers, I enjoy the game for what it is. I dont mind 3.0 basic and have no desire to play advanced. one thing that has damn near killed my interest is the negativity in the game. A problem I see is that the teams that are successful are the ones that always have a coach. Most newbies get stuck with bottom of the barrel crap. i enjoy rebuilds so its not a big deal with me. When I say negativity I'm referring to those coaches that go 9-0 and get beat in a heartbreaker, then whine that the engine is broke and they go 12-1 for the season. 3.0 isnt going to save the game as far as bringing back coaches and the reason is because now the newbies get stuck with crappy teams and running basic are behind the 8 ball to make matters worse.
I'm not sure what the solution for GD is.
Most of the guys that played the game, were willing to pass information, and teach are gone and wont be back.
Speaking for myself, I started GD in Season 79, well after 2.0 came out. I found, nearly without exception, all coaches to be super helpful and continue to be to this day. When I started, I took a D3 "bottom of the barrel" team and make them respectable (although not NC level) in four years. I believe most new coaches coming in realize its going to take 4-5 seasons to build a team that can compete for an NC, that is if they study the game and ask a lot of questions.
My complaint about the empty worlds is that if you have a heartbeat, you should be able to get your team into the playoffs. In my D1AA Wilkinson world, 30 of the 35 human teams made the playoffs. (No disrespect to the 5 who missed ;) )