Posted by graff on 4/1/2013 2:39:00 AM (view original):
I've gone through and re-read this thread and had responses for most of these posts, but in the end it's a waste of time. We're going to have to agree to disagree apparently.
It just sucks to see something with potential end up a hack job like it is.
I actually did an entire study on the average number of minutes played by real life NCAA starters vs. the amount of minutes played by WiS starters to show people, statistically, exactly how WiS is screwed up in this area, but posting it is pointless. Many seem to much rather enjoy the bliss of their ignorance or force themselves to suspend all concepts of reality and mold and shape themselves into this distorted WiS world until they can actually enjoy it.
You've got a game where height and positions DO NOT MATTER. That may be music to the ears of all the 5'8 computer programmer white guys out there, but it isn't based on ANYTHING resembling reality. I don't care how good your "LP" is, if you're 5'8 you're not posting up a guy who is 6'6. You're not even going to be able to receive a pass on the block. This is gameplay which can NEVER happen in real life.
You've got a game where Florida Gulf Coast is still D2. Notre Dame is in the Big 10. God only knows how many other incorrect teams/conferences there are. Is it the BIGGEST problem with the game? Far from it, but it just adds to the lack of realism. This is a part of the game which can NEVER happen in real life.
You've got a game where starters can only play 22-24 minutes a game unless you go slowdown/zone or they get too tired and play like crap, making 7-8 man rotations virtually impossible and forcing coaches to play 10 man rotations. Again I've got the data to back all this up. The fatigue/stamina system is jacked to crap and needs tweaked. Not thrown away. Not start over from scratch. Tweaked. As it is 99% of all coaches HAVE to play 10 man rotations. This is part of the game which can NEVER happen in real life (everybody having to have those types of rotations that is).
So no, I don't hate the game. This is my 4th go-round. I've tried it 3 times before and quit after 1 season each time because I just couldn't deal with it. We'll see if go #4 is any better, but judging by the tone of the forum responses I've gotten, probably not. So I'll probably be a 1 and done for the 4th time again.
Apparently some would rather stoop to calling me names or some weird attempt at looking at my WiS record (as if that means I understand the game of basketball or not) instead of just engaging in a dialogue with me about ways to improve the simulation so that's it's at least BASED on reality. Right now it isn't and I just gave 3 huge examples above (though there are more). If the game isn't going to be based on reality, then what's the point in even calling it basketball? It's all just a make believe numbers game with the word basketball in the title. Nothing more, nothing less. Could still be fun to play. Be my guest if that's all you want or what you enjoy. Just know that there ARE people like me out there who COULD enjoy this service if only it made some basketball sense.
I love how you refer to this game as a "hack job" just because the conferences aren't right...that has absolutely nothing to do with how good or bad the game is...nothing.
The problem with you is that you're "stuck" in your thinking, kvetching about how this, that, and the other aren't like/don't represent real life, rather than accepting and understanding this particular game's nuances. You can argue that this game isn't perfect, but IT IS the best damned college basketball game out there of all time period, and if you don't agree with this, name the best CBB game ever in your mind, and I'd be more than happy to play/try it, and critique it as necessary.
You will NEVER be successful or enjoy HD if you just keep "one and doning" with teams. God only knows the dreck you've recruited...did you ever figure that it's possible that you can't do X, Y, and Z in this game, because you simply don't have the talent built up, because you don't even give yourself the proper opportunity to learn, grow, and recruit within the game? You seem to just want instant gratification, and again, that's not the fault of the game, rather your closed mind...you want to pick up this damn thing, pay your $12.95 and start with Duke...not how it works dude.
And to your last paragraph...LOFL! You come in here with your 22-60 record, and a this game sucks/is unrealistic attitude, referencing a putz friend of yours who's never even played the game (and refuses to since the conferences aren't right...ltm) and you expect a guy like me to be cordial? Please...you get what you ask for, man...you enter a forum where 90+% of the guys who post here LOVE this game, many of whom have 2, 3, 6, 8, 10 teams and have been here for YEARS, and you're going to downtrod a game that you KNOW NOTHING about? That's not ballsy man, that's stupid...that's why I called you an idiot, because that's what you are...you want to ***** about this game because it isn't how you want it to be, instead of learning, playing, understading, asking questions, getting a mentor, etc, etc, etc. Trust me dude, I've played the villain before and I do it a lot better than you do, but my arguments aren't dumb. If WIS wants to squelch me for my comments here then so be it...you won't play because I was mean to you...fine...I'll pay them the $30 you did to play HD and keep banging seasons out like a porn star.