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NCAA '12 Wishlist Tourney @ the gaming tailgate

Discussion in 'Locker Room' started by JerzeyReign, Oct 26, 2010.

  1. JerzeyReign

    JerzeyReign #BeatOhio

    Oct 26, 2009
    Since the devs give GTG some love and pay attention to their list I think it would be a great idea for guys to participate in that tourney over there. Basically its a "March Madness" style tourney to find out what's the biggest "must have" for next year's game.

    Their partners with TF (I think) so I don't think posting this will be a problem. Anyway, let your opinions be heard because like I've stated before the NCAA devs have already confirmed they pay attention to this tourney!!

    Link to the tourney page that's just getting under way: http://www.thegamingtailgate.com/fo...-NCAA-Football-Community-Wish-List-Tournament

    2010 NCAA Football Community Wish List Tournament Information & Discussion Thread

    How was the field determined? The committee pulled the top 68 items based upon frequency in wish lists & threads and also included features from other sports games that saw many say "NCAA Football needs something like this." Sites browsed for feedback included game specific community websites (IE: The Gaming Tailgate), large sports gaming sites (IE: Operation Sports), the EA SPORTS Forums, and standard video game websites (IE: Sony PlayStation Forums).

    Tournament Bracket: Full Bracket available here.

    Tournament Background: If you were to ask 100 random fans of the NCAA Football series to list their top 5 feature requests, you'd likely come up with 100 completely different answers. That's a problem that EA Tiburon faces every year as they're developing the franchise, "Sure there are 100 wishlist items, but which ones are truly the most important?"

    The group behind the scenes on the forums have been working on a way to determine exactly that with help from the community. Our goal is to have a March Madness style tournament of wishlist items going head to head until we can ultimately proclaim our top choices. As you're voting, be sure to thoroughly read the description of each, otherwise you may misinterpret something; we will not change votes because you voted incorrectly.

    Since the NCAA team is currently ramping up their development process now, we'll need to move swiftly in order for them to receive this information and be able to put it to good use. Therefore, be sure to check the boards as often as possible so that you can keep up on the latest matchups. Once a poll is closed, you will no longer be able to vote to share your opinion.

    The selection committee (cdj, gschwendt, & JBHuskers) ranked each of the wishlist items 1-16 based on four characteristics:

    * Community feedback - how many are requesting the item on NCAA Football community-related sites
    * Potential impact - how big of a change it will make to the game
    * Recent updates to it or similar modes - If something hasn't been touched in a long time, it jumped higher and vice versa
    * Feasibility - how likely the developers would be able to implement a feature

    How do you determine what should be ranked higher when two requests are very different but mean just as much to two different groups? We feel that we were able to tap into all groups and get a good grasp on what is important overall. However, just because an item is ranked lower, does not mean it's not as important to you or someone else. With your help, that's what this tournament will determine.

    We're really excited about this and truly believe this will finally help make our voice and wishes more clear not just for NCAA Football 11 but for the franchise going forward. In order for it to be a success, we'll need as much involvement as possible. We ask that everyone here take the few minutes out of their day to vote on the polls but also be sure to spread the word. The more people that we have voting and sharing opinions, the more impact the polls can make.

    Special Thanks to:
    - The NCAA Football community for being so passionate about the game and willing to share feedback
    - Community members who provided feedback to improve the tournament, including JeffHCross & steelerfan
    - Community members who helped spread the word about the Tournament
    - EA SPORTS for making a game devoted to the best sport in the world and sharing some of their tournament thoughts with the community​
  2. BigSmooth33

    BigSmooth33 Walk On

    Jan 6, 2010
    Good work guys!

    Work IT blocks me from filling out the polls but I can see the bracket.

    Great job!
  3. uncleho

    uncleho Walk On

    Jan 20, 2010
    Already started casting votes!

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