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Old 11-18-2010, 05:25 PM   #1
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Is this a game mechanic, or am I crazy?

Seven years into my franchise with the 49ers, I have managed to keep the roster pretty much intact, and because they start off with a bunch of A potential players it wasn't too hard to develop into the best team in the game. Adding a marquee A potential QB and a 99 spd 99 cth WR, a 95 C and it's not too hard to stay at the top, currently I have a 94 OVR off and an 88 DEF.

Anyway, I know I'm supposed to be fairly effective in the offensive department, but using Playmakers sliders, adjusted to make it just a little bit harder, I find myself rushing 6 times for 0 yards, then on the 7th run, break a 40 yarder for a nice 5 yard average.

Now when you look at the stats at the end of the game you'll see Gore with a 25 rush, 135 yard game and it looks like he was effective all game, when realistically it was 3 40 yard rushes and 22 0 and 1 yard gains.

The same goes on the defensive end, when I've shut down a team for several drives, and they go on a 12 play 80 yard drive where the QB who was 6/18 for 83 yards and 3 picks goes 6 for 6 for 62 yards and a perfect TD strike in the corner of the endzone. Again, looking at the stats you'll see a QB who went 12/30 for 145 yards, which is terrible but not telling of the dominance through 3 and a half quarters.

So, once again, is this a game mechanic or am I crazy?
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Old 11-18-2010, 06:53 PM   #2
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Re: Is this a game mechanic, or am I crazy?

I don't believe you're crazy, but you can find these type of stats in the NFL every year....specially in garbage time.
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Old 11-18-2010, 10:58 PM   #3
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Re: Is this a game mechanic, or am I crazy?

ive noticed the running thing too. a bunch of losses/tiny gains then bust a huge one.
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Old 11-19-2010, 01:38 PM   #4
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Re: Is this a game mechanic, or am I crazy?

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Seven years into my franchise with the 49ers, I have managed to keep the roster pretty much intact, and because they start off with a bunch of A potential players it wasn't too hard to develop into the best team in the game. Adding a marquee A potential QB and a 99 spd 99 cth WR, a 95 C and it's not too hard to stay at the top, currently I have a 94 OVR off and an 88 DEF.

Anyway, I know I'm supposed to be fairly effective in the offensive department, but using Playmakers sliders, adjusted to make it just a little bit harder, I find myself rushing 6 times for 0 yards, then on the 7th run, break a 40 yarder for a nice 5 yard average.

Now when you look at the stats at the end of the game you'll see Gore with a 25 rush, 135 yard game and it looks like he was effective all game, when realistically it was 3 40 yard rushes and 22 0 and 1 yard gains.

The same goes on the defensive end, when I've shut down a team for several drives, and they go on a 12 play 80 yard drive where the QB who was 6/18 for 83 yards and 3 picks goes 6 for 6 for 62 yards and a perfect TD strike in the corner of the endzone. Again, looking at the stats you'll see a QB who went 12/30 for 145 yards, which is terrible but not telling of the dominance through 3 and a half quarters.

So, once again, is this a game mechanic or am I crazy?
Sounds like the nature of the run game... 2 here, 4 there, sprinkle in a few 3 yard gains, a loss, then BAM... 60 yards to the house. In the end, practically every running game works this way. At the end of the day, you check the stats and can only remember 2 or 3 long gains.

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Old 11-20-2010, 07:50 AM   #5
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Re: Is this a game mechanic, or am I crazy?

This seems pretty common with the sliders I use too, and also with default sliders. There are a lot of no-gainers and a lot of huge plays on both sides of the ball.

I can understand giving up a few big plays since bad stick skills and bad plays should put me behind where a normal NFL defense would be. However, I also seem to get way too many long scoring runs and passes. It's too easy to spot a very aggressive blitz, audible to a quick pass, and break a monster gain with no safeties over the top.

Probably someone out there has a fun solution that involves controlling all 32 teams in franchise mode and making sure that CPU teams have non-stupid aggression sliders. I have a feeling that difficulty sliders aren't the problem. :\
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Old 11-20-2010, 12:08 PM   #6
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Re: Is this a game mechanic, or am I crazy?

I believe that may be the case as well. Too many times on a 9 man blitz, I have to audible out of a run to the quick slants, and it's too easy to get at least 30 yards.

I'd prefer not to audible out of the run, but in the interest of fairness I have to.

The idea to control 32 teams at the time I started my franchise wasn't ideal for me, but now I have too much time invested in this franchise to start over and control all the aggression sliders.
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