Quote: Originally posted by naboimp on 10/22/2009It isn't that they never win since they win often (as Ash so vehemently points out in his last post), but they didn't win this time so the sim must be broken. Personally, that all comes off to me as "sour grapes".
I think you think that you're too smart for your own good.
You want to know what got me really riled up about the sim? It was a team of someone whom I dislike very much. Going into the season, many of us picked his team to be in the finals. It looked to be a sure fire 60 win team, based on how this sim works. All of us that made said prediction are pretty experienced in the sim. It had no weaknesses and was stronger than almost every opponent in every stat.
It finished the season with positive differentials in every major stat. Instead of 60 wins, it had 60 losses. How could this happen?
One night his team loses by 2.
The next night his team wins by 50.
Then 4 or 5 nights of 1 to 3 point losses.
Then another game where he wins by 40.
On paper, that team should have been a 60 win team. I don't know this for fact, but I sincerely doubt there has been a team in nba history that has outscored, outshot, went to the fta line more (and made more fts), outrebounded and turned the ball over less that lost 60 games.
I don't want complete predictability - never have. I don't think anybody in this thread wants that. But we want things to be a little more consistent. That's all I've asked for. Well, that and wanting some key #s the sim uses to be displayed, searchable and sortable (like tov%). If expressing desire for improvements in the product we pay(id) for is something you disapprove of, well, it tells me what kind of person you are. If you disapprove of people getting tired of being completely ignored (not even a yes, a no, or we're working on it), then again, you're no better than them.
You obviously have a different opinion of the sim than others. A few share your opinion. Congrats. I in no way will ever try to refute your opinion on the sim. I will, however, express my opinion in the thread designated to do just that. And I am of the opinion that the sim is fubar at this time, and it seemed to go from bad to worse when the 08-09 players were released.