Posted by cravedogg on 11/17/2010 7:09:00 AM (view original):
Dude, what did you all do? Tell me it is early, tell me we have only seen 1 half of football, but I can tell you I know how to play this game well enough that I am afraid you guys might of made some signficant errors with the new SIM Engine. The new SIM engine reminds me of the very first SIM Engine for GD. The new game has eliminated a lot of strategy and basically made the game very basic. There just doesn't seem to be a lot strategy with the new version. Hows about bringing back the different depth charts for each formation, that alone would be a nice improvement and add a lot more strategy and control to the game. Give me something because I feel like GD completely eliminated any advance strategies for the game.
Along those same lines, I'm a crusty old vet who has won championships across several iterations of the game engine. I've been playing since season 2, so I've been around just about as long as anyone. I've seen lots of change throughout that time--updates to the game engine, tweaks that the Admins have made to "correct" something that was perceived as being out of balance in game play.
Each time, I've been forced to 'relearn' the game, make adjustments, and figure things out anew. Every single time these type of changes have been implemented, it has resulted in a drastic "over-correction" of the problem it has intended to rectify, often necessitating a subsequent readjustment by the Admins. Also, every single significant update of the game has resulted in NEW unintended problems / issues / loopholes in the way the game plays.
Given how the strategic component seems to have been removed from game play--I'm not sure that I'm interested in relearning how to play this game for a fourth time. It is very, very telling that the [few] supporters of the change seem to be some of the least accomplished coaches out there.
Too bad--Gridiron Dynasty was a fun game to play. Not sure how any of the implemented changes can be viewed as an improvement over the previous engine. Not one--across the board.
11/17/2010 4:51 PM (edited)