Madden Patch #2 Details

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  1. thafuture3886

    thafuture3886 Power Rankings Analyst

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    Madden Patch #2 Details

    The first highly anticipated patch for Madden 11 arrived today for the PS3 and should be out in the near future for the 360. The patch brings back in the classic pre-play controls that were removed and replaced with the “Strategy Padâ€. It also adds in “Madden Moments Live†which will present new moments throughout the year for purchase. Those represent the most significant developments from this patch while one intended to address issues and improve gameplay is being targeted to release by the end of the month. Continue on for the full details on this patch and leave your thoughts in the comments!


    Pre-Play Functionality
    • You asked for it, you got it! Pre-play functionality makes its return to Madden. A new menu option called, “Strategy Pad Shortcuts†is available. When turned on, you will see the hot routes, coverage audible, and shifts menus using the same buttons as Madden NFL 10.

    Ultimate Team Improvements
    • You can now view your opponent’s lineup in Ultimate Team
    • New item tiers added

    Breast Cancer Awareness Month
    • Breast cancer awareness mode is now available for play. You can access it by scrolling right from “Play Nowâ€. In addition, franchise games that take place in October (in Franchise mode, not next month) will be given this theme. The Madden team is proud to support the NFL in the fight against breast cancer.

    Miscellaneous
    • Scouting has been added to Online Franchise games
    • Fixed overtime rules for preseason and regular season in Franchise mode
    • Online Franchise: Fixed a feedback issue when commissioners attempted to add friends via Online ID
    • Tie breakers for divisional winners now work correctly in Online Franchise
    • Fixed issues resulting from challenging a play after using Supersim
    • Fixed a feedback issue where the game wasn’t informing players when their selected storage device had insufficient space, which could cause data loss
    • Fixed a feedback issue related to the tracking of tie breakers for division clinchers
    • Fixed a menu pop up problem when an opponent resumes, calls timeout, or uses a challenge while a player has the Friendly Quit pop up on screen
    • Multiple game stability fixes implemented
    • Miscellaneous gameplay balancing (with more coming in title update #3)

    Presentation
    • Multiple lighting tweaks for improved stadium lighting
    • Numerous improvements to player models and uniforms – including Titans AFL, Jets throwbacks, Vikings alternates, Jaguars uniforms
    • Many camera shot improvements improved & tweaked for cut scenes
    • Fixed a warping animation on the placekicker during FG and extra point attempts

    Server Side
    • Added penalization to quitters and awards to users to help address quitting in Ultimate Team head to head games
    • Added various Game Reporting improvements for unranked games and Online Franchise. Also included various game stat fixes
    • Fixed an issue where too many boosts were being deducted for each OTP game
    • Fixed an issue where posting a card for auction would incorrectly show the length of the contract
    • Fixed an issue with Ultimate Team injuries so that injured players will correctly come out of depth charts and lineups at the end of a game, and players will not be able to enter new games without addressing injuries and readjusting depth charts
    • Fixed an issue where Ultimate Team coin rewards were incorrect for quitters
     
  2. Bradkaz96

    Bradkaz96 Sim-Nation LSU Tigers

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    Fixed a whole bunch of meaningless crap would have been sufficient...
     
  3. CHUNKNESS

    CHUNKNESS Commissioner Quality Simulation Football

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    C'mon, give them a break, Brad. They DID resolve a handful of issues for us which caused a HUGE amount of headaches for Eddie and me last year...


    AND

     
  4. Bradkaz96

    Bradkaz96 Sim-Nation LSU Tigers

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    Just saying, the guys in the NCAA group were on top of everything right off the bat, dont u think they have more needs to be addressed than lighting? how about the lack of defense and the crappy tackling?
     
  5. CHUNKNESS

    CHUNKNESS Commissioner Quality Simulation Football

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    Must be the user... (kidding)
     
  6. redlishus

    redlishus PMFL Staff - El Guesser

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    This is going to be fixed in the next update. Don't blame EA on this one. They had this update out at the time of the demo launch. It's the third party (sony, microsoft) that slows this whole damn thing down.

    The next update will have the following fixes and should be available at the the end of the month:

    - Fixing a bug to allow friend invites to ranked games
    - Generally making pass defense more effective
    - Reducing number of broken tackles
    - Fixing user blitz exploit(s)
    - Tuning injuries
    - Tuning CPU & GameFlow play-calling logic
    - Improving play action blocking
    - Improving kick return blocking
    - Improving online connectivity issues with kick meter lag, media streaming, etc.
    - Random stability improvements
     
  7. Bradkaz96

    Bradkaz96 Sim-Nation LSU Tigers

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    Aint that the truth lol
     
  8. CHUNKNESS

    CHUNKNESS Commissioner Quality Simulation Football

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    correct. the 1.03 patch is the one that most everyone is looking forward to. we will revisit gameplay settings once the 1.03 patch is released.
     
  9. Andyman33

    Andyman33 Walk On

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    JUST maybe me but seems that broekn tackles seem to be better and the D seems to be a little better too...
     
  10. Matt54987

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    I read that on Cummings' Twitter. lol he must think we are crazy believing that BS.

    I've seen numerous games get patches doing the same (if not more) release on the day the game comes out.

    If the patch was submitted so early, why were they so hush-hush about it? I never once read Cummings say on his Twitter/blog that they had submitted a patch a 6 weeks ago and it was awaiting approval. Instead all he posts about is his fantasy football team and oceanfront vacations.

    I am happy to have a patch and will be extremely excited for 1.03 but don't bullshit us Ian.

    And Andy, it's all placebo man. The actual gameplay fixes won't come until 1.03, which will hit middle to end of this month. That will be exciting!
     

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