Startup Plan

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  1. Mags

    Mags Former MEGA PC Commish

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    Startup Plan

    OK guys, here's what I'm thinking. As said before, we are in no rush to get going. I'd like to take time between now and a better roster update (and preferrably the first patch but who knows when that will be), to do some testing. We have a test franny up, we'll start playing some of the games. They are set to be short games, but if you decide you want full games I'll bump up the time. I'm hearing that 12 mins with 15 sec runoff is good, or we can do the traditional 8 mins with no accel. It'll be up to the league.

    I want to make sure everyone knows how to connect to each other, that the games are played, that you can play the CPU. I can see how many times you disconnect and restart, so we'll put rules around that. The CPU won't be a pushover game, that's for sure. I also want to see if we can work around getting a sub, which would mean I need to test dropping and reinviting owners. There's a lot to take a look at.

    So, with that said, let's look to start playing some of these games. I'll advance us every now and then during the next week or two. Ideally, I'd like us to hit the offseason so we can all look at that as well.

    Sign into the franny if you haven't already. There are still a few guys missing.

    If you have thoughts, post em here. There's a lot of undiscovered country...
     
  2. TRudethaDude

    TRudethaDude Walk On

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    hey guys. im flying back home late tonight and will be picking my madden up in the morning. ill check for invites etc. at that time. it looks as if we are a couple of weeks away minimum so i would say try to go for the opening day roster patch.
     
  3. Mags

    Mags Former MEGA PC Commish

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    Excellent...

    One thing I've noticed is that we have absolutely no control over simmed games. I can't sim individual games, nor can I undo games that have been played. There is also no option to play the CPU if the other owner doesn't show. I'd have to manually remove them from the league and then reinvite them. Not too appealing. This stuff is REALLY limited.
     
  4. Mags

    Mags Former MEGA PC Commish

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    Excellent...

    One thing I've noticed is that we have absolutely no control over simmed games. I can't sim individual games, nor can I undo games that have been played. There is also no option to play the CPU if the other owner doesn't show. I'd have to manually remove them from the league and then reinvite them. Not too appealing. This stuff is REALLY limited.
     
  5. Stykman

    Stykman RC & MEGA Historian

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    Limited.

    And the Double Posting is annoying too:D
     
  6. gt86

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    this is really start to sound not to reaasurring
     
  7. stealth

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    sounds like every owner has to be more dedicated then ever on getting their games played every week
     
  8. Mags

    Mags Former MEGA PC Commish

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    Yep, it's just more of a chore. This is the type of stuff we'll have to craft rules around.
     
  9. natedawg212000

    natedawg212000 New Orleans Saints

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    ive been testing 7 min quarters with no acc clock on all madden. I like 'em so far.
     
  10. Mags

    Mags Former MEGA PC Commish

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    I think what I'll do is readjust the franny and then start up testing this week. It'd be good if we could get some games in to see how things are working as well as slider testing.

    Word on the street is that EA will be looking at the default speed for Online Franchise as an option to change as a patch. Whether or not they will remains to be seen.
     
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    Mags Former MEGA PC Commish

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    I think what I'll do is readjust the franny and then start up testing this week. It'd be good if we could get some games in to see how things are working as well as slider testing.

    Word on the street is that EA will be looking at the default speed for Online Franchise as an option to change as a patch. Whether or not they will remains to be seen.
     
  12. Kan

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    5m does seem awful short w/ acc clock.
     
  13. Mags

    Mags Former MEGA PC Commish

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    Yeah, Kan, I kept that short just so I could get a couple of games up there...

    12 mins w/ 15 sec runoff or 8 min straight are what we'd normally do.
     
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    first thing EA needs to fix is the online franchise server. It takes me longer than it should (more than 10 tries) to get into the server.
     
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    id like to chip in again on the time we play. id vote for the 12 minute w/ acceleration. I personally hate the clock accel. b/c it doesnt give u enough time to make adjustments at the line, but given the rules and way the game will be played i think it just might work. BTW im playing my week 2 game vs. cpu right now in franny and either the texans suck or the difficulty might have to be bumped a bit. ive got 28 points and we have 4 minutes left in 1st half.
     
  17. natedawg212000

    natedawg212000 New Orleans Saints

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    i am cool with whatever, but i hate acc clock. I say just 8 min quarters and be done with it.
     
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    im sorry i went on to say i hate the accel clock yet i voted for it. i like 8 min quarters myself. i hate the clock. maybe i should stop playing and typing at the same time in the future.
     
  19. Kan

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    Just played my franny week w/ 8m quarters and that felt pretty good.
     
  20. Mags

    Mags Former MEGA PC Commish

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    All, please try to schedule with your opponent or play your CPU game with the current settings in the OF. I'd like to start locking down some of the settings stuff so we can move on.
     
  21. Mags

    Mags Former MEGA PC Commish

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    Let's get a few more test games in. I'll then create a new franny with the roster updates and switch it over to All-Madden to see if that is any better. Keep posting your impressions.
     
  22. natedawg212000

    natedawg212000 New Orleans Saints

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    from what i have heard (only heard) is that it does some stupid things on all madden. Personally the game I played on all madden was a blast, but it was only 1 game so who knows.
     

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