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  1. sawemoff

    sawemoff #FearTheBeard

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    Hello, majesty95 has asked me to give some content ideas to you guys. I will try to help as much as I can and I thank you Majesty for giving me this opportunity. Content is what makes TSO the best sim-gaming community on the interwebz and it is a way to express yourself. Me? I love doing content so here is mt first suggestion, do what you like and will enjoy. I love watching Chris Berman and the 2-Minute Drill, College Gameday, Fact or Fiction so that is a reason why my content is similar to theirs. I have also done Player of the Week and have made some of my game summaries "livelier." Another suggestion is to not go way over your head on a whole bunch of content. Sometimes the best content is short and sweet and I will try to find some examples of that.

    Here are some of my content examples I have done. I will start with what I did at the beginning of my TSO career up until now.

    This is just content about the team I had before we rebooted (NCAA 12):
    http://forums.traditionsportsonline.com/threads/can-howards-rock-bring-more-luck-in-2014.70256/

    I know this is some more NCAA Content but you can translate this into a NFL Championship preview (NCAA 12):
    http://forums.traditionsportsonline.com/threads/conference-championships.72787/

    Maybe someone to break down a division of a whole conference (NCAA 12):
    http://forums.traditionsportsonline.com/threads/breaking-down-the-mac-conference.75640/

    Breaking down players of the week (1-3, 4-6, 7-9, ect) (NCAA 12):
    http://forums.traditionsportsonline.com/threads/mac-players-of-the-week-1-3.76231/

    This was my first 2-Minute Drill With Chris Berman (Madden 12):
    http://forums.traditionsportsonline.com/threads/week-13-2-minute-drill-with-chris-berman.76071/

    Instead of a College GameDay make a NFL Gameday or a special Game of the Week (NCAA 13):
    http://forums.traditionsportsonline.com/threads/week-1-college-gameday.80527/

    This is Mike E 's Power Ranking thread so someone could do a fun NFL one (NCAA 13):
    http://forums.traditionsportsonline.com/threads/2012-pushin-for-paydirt-power-rankings.80916/

    Do a Impact Rookie thread where everyone posts Rookies that will impact your team (NCAA 13): Via I Peench
    http://forums.traditionsportsonline.com/threads/season-3-impact-freshmen.83021/#post-1075574

    There is a Fact or Fiction that NFL guys do, here is my NCAA edition (NCAA 13):
    http://forums.traditionsportsonline.com/threads/fact-or-fiction-episode-1-of-3.81943/

    Short, sweet and to the point via Danthraxxx (Madden 13):
    http://forums.traditionsportsonline.com/threads/now-on-the-clock.85922/

    My latest edition of the 2-Minute Drill (Madden 13):
    http://forums.traditionsportsonline.com/threads/2-minute-drill-with-chris-berman.86166/

    Now this maybe a lot to digest at first but have fun with it! If you have any questions or concerns just post it in this thread.
     
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  2. majesty95

    majesty95 Show class, have pride, and display character.

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    Thanks sawemoff! There is a lot of great stuff there! Hopefully some of our guys can take some of your ideas and run with them. Or maybe it will inspire them to create something we haven't seen before :) Either way, thanks for taking the time to help out us new guys in the VFL. It is very much appreciated!

    BTW, I just put 2 and 2 together on your screenname, lol. My GF say whoop! (Allie - Class of 2010)
     
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  3. sawemoff

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    haha nice, I am Class of 2009. WHOOP!
     
  4. majesty95

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    I just noticed the pictures aren't showing up. I'm sure everyone can get the idea, but are they showing up for you? Not sure if it is a setting issue or what not...
     
  5. sawemoff

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    Yea, I forgot to mention that the pictures are not working. Sorry about that, I figured seeing the presentation would help with the "big" picture.
     
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  6. RightWingPigeons

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    Thanks for taking the time to help sawemoff Always nice to have some examples of things done right to help us new members figure out what we can be doing better :).
     
  7. sawemoff

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    No problem I am glad to help out when I can!
     
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    Look out for "the coach's corner" premiering in week 3 as long as I get those answers from the coach that was picked for the premiere edition :)
     
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  9. majesty95

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    Guys, take a look at some of these. Really good ideas! We're only as good as what you guys put into it :)
     
  10. Crumbler81

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    Hey guys, I figured I would give a little run down on how I create the stuff over on my team page:

    • The first part is just a Panthers helmet icon I pulled from the Internet, you can just save any team icon you like and use Upload a File to post. Of course, the team picture already provided is pretty neat too.
    • Next, is my intro with the current year, record, position in the standings, coach name with career record, current week's game, and last week's result. I plan on adding championships to it if my team is good enough to win the division, make the playoffs, etc.
    • Then comes the schedule which I just use what I can get from the madden CCM website, but I really would like to figure a different way to display it. Right now, the games that have already been played just look too big.
    • Next, is two custom tables with the division standings and playoff picture. These are made using Microsoft Word 2003, but if I had a newer version of Office I could probably do better.
    • Then we have the team and player stats with all info coming from the CCM website. The site is not quite as functional as NCAA's so I have to track which players compiled stats in each weeks game and then record the stats from each of the player profiles. Hopefully, EA can update it in the future to make it a little easier.
    • Lastly, I just have the depth chart. I think I will probably add re-signings, trades, free agency, and draft stuff later.
    I pretty much keep everything in its own Word file and use a screenshot program called screen hunter to crop what I need into image files, and then I can just upload and post on here.

    Check out the Carolina Panthers team page if you want to take a look, I try to keep it updated after each advance.

    Here is a link where you can download the screen hunter program: http://www.wisdom-soft.com/products/screenhunter_free.htm
     
  11. majesty95

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    Nice! I've been thinking about posting a thread with tip and tricks. Would you mind creating one and as people add their tricks, updating your original post?

    IrfanView is the picture editing program I use.
     
  12. Crumbler81

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    Sure thing, I can probably do that.
     
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