Topic 5: Coaches

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  1. Shaun Mason

    Shaun Mason Somebody you used to know.

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    So, in Madden 13 you can be either player or coach. We will all be coaches in the league. I'm kind of a realism stickler, I think that's pretty obvious.

    This year, I would like everyone to:
    • Use their REAL NAME as their coach name. I don't want to see "Bondzai" I want to see "John Bond". We had a guy in The Deuce name his NCAA coach "Chuck E Cheese" and it bothered me all year.
    • If you have the ability, I would like you to use GameFace (I think you can do that this year). The FIFA guys can attest to how creepily realistic the faces can be and I think it will add another level of immersion to the game.
    Also, I'm stealing from Hard Knocks a bit in this post:

    In Madden 13, you have 3 choices for your coach's backstory. You can be one of the following -

    1. Motivator

    "Players simply want to play for you. You will find is easier to lure players to your team and keep them. Free agents will consider your team a prime destination, but you'll also need to improve the players you have and fill your roster through the draft to be great. Inspire your men to greatness and you could be the next John Madden or Vince Lombardi.

    2. Strategist

    "As a coach you are always evolving. Thinking of new ways to progress your players and own abilities. However, being the smartest guy doesn't always lead to wins if you don't have the right players or the ability to motivate them. Will you go down as the next great innovator like Bill Walsh or Tom Landry or just another mad genius"

    3. Team Builder

    "You are shrewd in your dealings. Part scout, part GM, you excel at finding the right pieces. You should have the personnel to win but you'll need to inspire and progress them to be great. Do that and you'll go down as the next Joe Gibbs as the next great team builder."

    So, what is your coach going to be named, and what kind of coach will you be?

    I'll be Shaun Mason, Strategist.






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  2. Matrix Monkey

    Matrix Monkey Walk On

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    Any word on what the 3 archetypes do?
     
  3. Shaun Mason

    Shaun Mason Somebody you used to know.

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    It's in there if you read.
     
  4. Matrix Monkey

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    I meant specifically. Motivator is the only one that spells out the perks.
     
  5. Shaun Mason

    Shaun Mason Somebody you used to know.

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    I thought it was pretty clear:

    Motivator - Bonus to coaching XP and development.
    Strategist - Bonus to player XP and development.
    Team Builder - Bonus to scouting and evaluation.
     
  6. I Peench

    I Peench Caught in the hustle

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    I'm leaning strategist, but the other two sound intriguing as well.
     
  7. LSUTRUTH

    LSUTRUTH The one and only

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    I have never seen a Ea game face.


    I would either be a motivator or strategist
     
  8. Bondzai

    Bondzai Your Mom's Best Friend

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    John Bond - Motivator
     
  9. Shaun Mason

    Shaun Mason Somebody you used to know.

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    You've never played Tiger?
     
  10. MoonBBad

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    Chris Mooney - Strategist
     
  11. Keller

    Keller The enemy of my enemy is my friend.

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    Sounds like most people are going the strategist route as that helps with progression.

    Whats the difference between coaching XP and player XP? What are the different "packs" you can buy with those XP pools?

    I think team builder sounds the most interesting because you'll have an advantage in scouting but its hard to say thats viable if you think you already have most of the pieces you need in place, you just need to progress them.

    Consider me undecided, lol.
     
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    Scott Sternal - Undecided
     
  13. Jmustang1968

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    Team Builder I think
     
  14. LSUTRUTH

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    Not in like 3 years.
     
  15. Cheez

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    Joshua Cheeseman - undecided
     
  16. Jmustang1968

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    I've never played Tiger
     
  17. Dru50

    Dru50 Still Chicago's #1 son

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    What is this 'game face' thing? I think my Xbox might break if I put a picture of my ugly mug on it.
     
  18. Bondzai

    Bondzai Your Mom's Best Friend

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    You have a kinect right? You can take a picture of your face with the kinect and it'll use your face as the coach.
     
  19. Cheez

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    Is there any way to do this without a kinect?
     
  20. Shaun Mason

    Shaun Mason Somebody you used to know.

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    Yea, you can use a camera and use the website, then download it into the game.
     
  21. Dru50

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    I assume the game will walk you through how to do this?
     
  22. Shaun Mason

    Shaun Mason Somebody you used to know.

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    Yea, it's easy.

    Basically you take a front and profile picture, then map points on each photo and it generates.
     
  23. Keller

    Keller The enemy of my enemy is my friend.

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    I think the gameface thing is a great idea Shaun. There are times throughout the game that you will see coaches on the sidelines so it will be cool to see our ugly mugs patrolling or yelling or whatever they do in Madden.
     
  24. Shaun Mason

    Shaun Mason Somebody you used to know.

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    I want to virtually hate you.
     
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    Justin Burgdorff - Team Builder
     

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