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Old 01-21-2010, 07:07 PM   #101
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Strangest Final Four I've seen in a while:

West: #3 seed Purdue (34-6) 98 prestige
South: #13 seed Massachusets (24-14) 60 prestige
Midwest: #10 American (27-7) 28 prestige
East: #10 Penn State (32-7) 76 prestige

Purdue is an elite team and no shock to make the Final Four. They got a 3 seed mainly because their record was inflated by going 20-0 in games outside the top 100. They beat #14, #6, #2, and #9 to get here.

Massachusets was an NIT level team that won their conference tourney to make the big dance. They are #2 in the country in FG% allowed and #6 in blocks. With two 90+ shotblockers in the middle they play a 3-2 zone They beat #4, #12, #8, #3 to get here.

American won the Patriot League but was upset in the first round of their tourney. They had the fewest turnovers in the country and are #26 in 3P%. 3 point shooting was huge in getting here as they made 10/18, 10/21, 8/22, 13/25. They beat #7, #2, #3, #8 to get here. This region also featured the very rare #16 win as Detroit took down Cincinnati.

Penn State entered the tournament 26-7 with 22 wins outside the top 100 to earn a 10 seed. They feature 5 senior starters with 3 of them also having redshirted. They are just a solid all around team.

They beat #7, #2, #6, #1.
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Old 01-21-2010, 07:17 PM   #102
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Old 01-21-2010, 07:32 PM   #103
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Final did end up being Purdue vs Penn State with Penn State winning. Taking a look at the teams did reveal something that needed to be addressed with the recruiting strategy for teams like in the upper middle area of prestige like Penn State.
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Old 02-02-2010, 04:37 AM   #104
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Old 02-02-2010, 05:25 AM   #105
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I made a note to take a look at that and see if I can't make some tweaks. Player importing is tough just because of the wide range of competition levels and its very tough to come up with any reliable way of telling if a player is a good defender or not.

For the level of competition maybe some sort of adjustment tied to the RPI or strength of schedule ? Like, say, we import a player and thereīs a column were we have to fill in either of those (or another suitable) number and then the import makes the adjustment based on that ?

Just thinking out loud with non-existing programming knowledge

definitely am pumped that you are working on a revamped version, have spend so many hours with the game itīs not even funny

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Old 02-02-2010, 05:34 AM   #106
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Still working...will start doing some beta work reasonably soon I hope. I'll put up a post when I'm ready for some volunteers.
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Old 02-10-2010, 08:05 PM   #107
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Wouldn't hurt to get a few volunteers at the moment to try things out.
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Old 02-10-2010, 08:06 PM   #108
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Wouldn't hurt to get a few volunteers at the moment to try things out.
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Old 02-10-2010, 08:09 PM   #109
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ayup

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/been in the FOFC-FBCB league since inception
//also been on the BBCF beta team since it was a twinkle in Arlie's eye
///participated in numerous other alpha/beta situations
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Old 02-10-2010, 08:12 PM   #110
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Old 02-10-2010, 08:13 PM   #111
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You guys are fast. I'll take these 3 for now. Details coming shortly.
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Old 02-10-2010, 08:20 PM   #112
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oh wtf

(im in if you need a 4th)

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Old 02-10-2010, 08:21 PM   #113
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To start make an account over on the old fbb forums or tell me your old one. I'll get you access to the beta forum and a code for the game.

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Old 02-10-2010, 08:24 PM   #114
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Old 02-10-2010, 08:32 PM   #115
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Sent you a pm cartman. You should be all set.
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Old 02-10-2010, 08:33 PM   #116
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Oh pick me pick me.
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Old 02-10-2010, 08:36 PM   #117
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Old 02-10-2010, 08:40 PM   #118
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thanks, Brian. I am getting the program setup now. Looking forward to helping out!
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Old 02-10-2010, 09:06 PM   #119
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If any multiplayer league testing gets rolling, I'll be more than happy to join. I don't have free time to hammer on single player, but I'm more than willing to be a multiplayer guinea pig.
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Old 02-10-2010, 09:15 PM   #120
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Oh pick me pick me.
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Old 02-10-2010, 09:21 PM   #121
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You the man HeavyReign. I'll be there after the BETA. I just don't have the time on my hands to offer it up, although actively supporting such a great franchise sounds very appealing.

Test well guys.
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Old 02-10-2010, 09:29 PM   #122
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Oh pick me pick me.

Not sure why that showed up a 2nd time.

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Old 02-10-2010, 09:37 PM   #123
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i'm in for any beta testing needs you may have.. defintely one of my three game purchases this year(wow expansion being one other.. third tbd)
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Old 02-10-2010, 09:43 PM   #124
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Old 02-10-2010, 09:59 PM   #125
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Old 02-10-2010, 10:18 PM   #126
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I'm in if you need more. I'm basically unemployed right now, so lots of free time.

Name over there on the fbb boards is tasan, like here.
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Old 02-11-2010, 11:17 AM   #127
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I can't wait to see the feature list!
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Old 02-12-2010, 01:22 AM   #128
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Same here, I'd love to help out. My name is Dark Cloud over there, too.
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Old 02-12-2010, 01:25 AM   #129
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Oh man, I really really really want in, if you need more people ever...
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Old 02-12-2010, 01:26 AM   #130
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dola, my account was and still is k0ruptr on the forums, i registered a while a go.
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Old 02-13-2010, 05:12 PM   #131
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Sent you a PM over on your forum, I'd love to help anyway I can.
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Old 02-13-2010, 11:40 PM   #132
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Would be thrilled.
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Old 02-14-2010, 02:50 AM   #133
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Its really great to see the progress here. I'm not the best beta tester in the world so I'm not gonna volunteer for too much of that, but I would be more than happy to help out in any way I can with any sort of multiplayer testing.
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Old 02-16-2010, 01:09 AM   #134
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I was thinking another possible transfer reason would be a player at small school wanting to try their luck at a big time program.

i.e. Seth Curry going to Duke from Liberty or Matt Pilgrim going to Kentucky/Oklahoma State from Hampton.
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Old 02-16-2010, 01:23 AM   #135
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I was thinking another possible transfer reason would be a player at small school wanting to try their luck at a big time program.

i.e. Seth Curry going to Duke from Liberty or Matt Pilgrim going to Kentucky/Oklahoma State from Hampton.

Good call. Doesn't happen all that often IRL, and would kinda suck if you grabbed a 300-overall-rated guy who blossomed into a star at your Nowhereville University only to have him leave for the SEC, but yeah, it would be pretty cool all the same.
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Old 02-17-2010, 11:36 PM   #136
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Are heights nothing more than cosmetic?

The reason I ask is that it always bugged me as far as an immersion factor when my stud 5'9" point guard goes pro, or a 6'6" PF goes to the NBA early.

There's a lot of college players that are great college players but don't have the size to play in the NBA (or at least go pro early).

But, it would be purely cosmetic for me and way down on the priority list.
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Old 02-18-2010, 01:51 AM   #137
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Height isn't cosmetic. I've actually had to redo the height distribution within the game as there were far too many players in the range of 6-8 to 6-10. I've also made recent changes to make undersized players less wanted by the pros.
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Old 02-18-2010, 02:08 AM   #138
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Height isn't cosmetic. I've actually had to redo the height distribution within the game as there were far too many players in the range of 6-8 to 6-10. I've also made recent changes to make undersized players less wanted by the pros.

Are you some kind of text sim angel?!
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Old 02-18-2010, 02:12 AM   #139
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just fixing stuff that was broken the first time...
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Old 02-18-2010, 07:50 AM   #140
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just fixing stuff that was broken the first time...

If only other text sim developers did this. Thanks, HeavyReign.
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Old 02-21-2010, 04:31 PM   #141
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If only other text sim developers did this. Thanks, HeavyReign.

And that makes him a text sim angel!
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Old 02-23-2010, 06:16 PM   #142
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I'd be happy to beta test, but the guy you really need to "recruit" is RonCo at FOCB.
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Old 02-27-2010, 02:16 PM   #143
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Just want to say thank you again. My son and I have been playing this the past 2 weeks (about 3 seasons per week), continuing our career that we started in 2004 (just got done with our 81st season). We took over low prestige Western Carolina with conference movements since we hadn't done that in a while. Fairly tough going with the recruiting paradox.
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Old 02-27-2010, 02:24 PM   #144
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I don't have a son, so this won't be as good as the last post. FBCB is one of two games were I feel like I got way more than I paid for.
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Old 02-28-2010, 02:08 AM   #145
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Yeah, I've easily played FBCB more than any other game in my life, but ever since I heard about the new version I haven't been able to play it as much.

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Old 02-28-2010, 12:48 PM   #146
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I'm still playing, a LOT, this game from freakin 2003. Every time I see that this thread got bumped I go straight to it, wherever it is on the page. My real life team (UNO) is going to cease to exist soon, but I still can't wait for a new version.
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Old 02-28-2010, 01:15 PM   #147
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I didn't purchase either the pro or college game previously. From all the feedback I've read, this will be a day 1 purchase for me.
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Old 02-28-2010, 01:48 PM   #148
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The pro game was comfortably supassed by Greydog/Wolverine games Total Pro Basketball and Draft Day Sports Pro Basketball, no doubt about it. But FBCB i still like way better than Total College Basketball which just feels too generic.
I just love how every team in FBCB feels different and even without many interactive elements you get attached to the players because the skill sets are unique for everyone and you can win so many different ways.

In TCB youīd pick up either good or bad SGs, in FBCB you can get a slasher, a shooter, a defender, a rebounding guard or any combination of those things in a 1 star recruit just as much as in a 5 star recruit. Of course th 5 star guy on average is tons better, but if you are controlling a small school you could still get all those type of specialists and at a big school not every recruit is perfect in every aspect you need.

Even with a preseason No1 you donīt have 12 well rounded players but really have to think about your lineup and lineup changes actually make a difference as you can play so many different ways.

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Old 02-28-2010, 03:07 PM   #149
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The pro game was comfortably supassed by Greydog/Wolverine games Total Pro Basketball and Draft Day Sports Pro Basketball, no doubt about it. But FBCB i still like way better than Total College Basketball which just feels too generic.
I just love how every team in FBCB feels different and even without many interactive elements you get attached to the players because the skill sets are unique for everyone and you can win so many different ways.

In TCB youīd pick up either good or bad SGs, in FBCB you can get a slasher, a shooter, a defender, a rebounding guard or any combination of those things in a 1 star recruit just as much as in a 5 star recruit. Of course th 5 star guy on average is tons better, but if you are controlling a small school you could still get all those type of specialists and at a big school not every recruit is perfect in every aspect you need.

Even with a preseason No1 you donīt have 12 well rounded players but really have to think about your lineup and lineup changes actually make a difference as you can play so many different ways.

Never played TCB but your analysis of FBCB is spot on. I love that the system is so simple yet works. Players skill sets matter. I've had guys that could create their own shot and also guys that needed a good offense to create space for them to get off their shots. Both types of players can be studs in FBCB. It's a great game that I really need to make time to play again.
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Old 02-28-2010, 06:03 PM   #150
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You know you're a text-sim geek when: You create NBA 2K10 draft files from your FBCB career. There is no hope for me. Seriously, created 2 draft files, each one took like 3-4 hours.
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