Friday, December 9, 2016 – Blog Comments
Hey Tomba, you might wanna fix it so Faster leveling and weightless ultimate full to different lines.
Thursday, December 8, 2016 – Blog Comments
Thanks, guys. I look forward to seeing thoughts on the next three parts. Seeing the feedback makes writing these all worth it.
Wednesday, December 7, 2016 – Blog Comments
This would be definitely the way to start. I would buy and play it. I remember Bill Walsh College Football, it's the game that started this whole dynasty of college football games. If the game could be made so users could edit it how they want would be great! Especially with all the great roster gurus here on OS, the editing of rosters, stadium names, conferences, bowls games, school names, and such could be done in no time like it is now for NCAA 14. TheSccop keep the ideas coming. I like what ya have so far.
I would definitely be ok with a non-licensed game to start with, especially if it allowed PES style editing, it would take about a week to get roster and team packs. NCAA 14 such a great game, I can still play it but hope for a new game in the next few years.
I think I remember that game. Sound familiar at least.

For others, I am going to try and post part two of this series this weekend. Not sure if I will have time but that's my goal.
Tuesday, December 6, 2016 – Blog Comments
It is called Super Play action football google it and you will see some vids.
I came across the name a few months back will look it up again. But something like Bill Walsh or that will be better than nothing at all. Will look up that title for you.
I don't remember that one. But having recently found an old copy of Bill Walsh got me thinking that getting around the license wasn't much of a problem back then. I think we'd accept teams being called by the city or something else if it brought back the game. Also, if we are allowed to edit everything, it would be a simple fix.
Monday, December 5, 2016 – Blog Comments
This is good reminds me of my first college football games I had on SNES. Duke was named Fluke, Holy Cross was Moldy Moss. This game also had school football as well and those teams you could customize.
Thank you guys for the feedback. I look forward to seeing your thoughts on the other 3 parts of this series. I just enjoy sharing ideas. I doubt anyone is reading but the more of us that are focal that we'd play this type of verision, the more likely we could actually see something like this be a reality.
I think this is precisely what they need to do..

That and add in major customizability and you'll have entire internet communities coming up with mods, tweaks, files, etc to effectively "build" what EA can't really do for legal reasons.
Yes, I would buy it and play it. This is the quickest fix; start here and work on licensing for future iterations. I enjoy the NCAA series because of the variety of offenses and recruiting. I try to play Madden every year, and I just keep coming back to NCAA '14. I would play as just mascots if that is what it took.
Saturday, December 3, 2016 – Blog Comments
Who else will try to get into this challenge??
Friday, December 2, 2016 – Blog Comments
What teams do yall play with Online??
Wednesday, November 30, 2016 – Blog Comments
Damn. Now I get Tomba tweeks for other games too? This is like a whole nother frontier. I was not expecting this. This is good.
True about the practice gear and the commentary has made such an improvement it should be something they improve on to differentiate between preseason and even postseason.
I wanna see a difference in preseason play compared to regular season ya know. Like the announcers she talk about young guys trying to make squads the stands should have like few people or whatever basically it should "feel" like its different than regular season. And another thing pratice should be IN PRACTICE GEAR didnt mean to shout lol but yeah nobody practices in their gameday uniform I assume. that would be cool to see just shorts and helmets or factor that in somehow cause then it would be even more real just tossing my 2 pennies in there.
Monday, November 21, 2016 – Blog Comments
reddslim on November 21, 2016 at 07:30 PM.
I pretty much agree with everything spreadthem says…
They should allow you to have more customization on body types. It would be cool to make someone skinny, athletic, or “big boned”. Give them long arms (arms should never affect how good someone shoots btw) and big hands (size of hands could affect how you catch the ball though).
The archetypes don’t work. I love the idea of more customization with creating your player whether it’s earned or you get to choose. I’m fine with the body type affecting some caps for some stats but you should be able to make as close to what you want as possible. Weight should not affect 3pts but it could impact speed and agility. Give people some space and see what they come up with. I’m fine with everybody being able to make Magic/LeBron/Kobe/Jordan/Kareem/Bird type players because in the end it will be an even playing field and how you play with those players will matter more than how over powered they are. People can still create rolls for each other (like in 2k16) but they are not so one dimensional all the time like archetypes forces.
I also love the concept of allowing how you play to impact what kind of player you become. If you dribble a lot and are good at it then your crossover move attributes would increase and over time badges would be given. If you only speed boost and use screens then the crossover attributes should not be rewarded for this type of play. This will allow people the option to become a better version of how they play instead of grinding and forcing themselves into a player they will not that good at anyway.
I think the level you play on should impact how fast you can get attributes and badges as well. Reward someone’s skill in the game as well as their dedication to the grind. It should take me less stats to achieve badges and or attributes in HOF than if I played on Rookie the entire time. If I need 1,000 assists on Rookie to get a badge then I should only need to get 500 assists on HOF to get the same badge (or something like that). I think that should motivate everyone to play on the level they feel most comfortable at instead of which one is easier to cheese with.
Pro Am: Please allow us to dictate which position we play. If I have a player who is a small forward but my play making attributes are all the way up then allow me to put myself at point guard. If during a game the matchup is bad then we should be able to switch defensive assignments instead of getting our grade deducted because we are leaving our forced assignment. Also implementing the ability to call zone defenses without the same issue would be really nice!
Animations: Ok I understand the infatuations with animations but I feel like we have too many of them forced down our neck. when I shoot a jumper and I want to go follow my shot but I can’t because I have this weird animation like I’m just stuck admiring my shot, I get frustrated. When I go for a block and the guy misses but I’m stuck in some extended block animation for 2 extra seconds which allows the guy I blocked get the ball back, I get frustrated. How much of this game is physics and how much is animations? Let’s move that percentage more in favor of the physics side please. Way too many animations that get in the way of how I want to play.
AI Guy: I really hate AI Guys… they get more no look steals in one game than Magic gave no look passes his whole career… I’m exaggerating on purpose…
Sunday, November 20, 2016 – Blog Comments
SirDAB on November 20, 2016 at 04:35 PM.
@ DBMcGee3

And I thought I was the only one with your observation...
I was up on the rockets by 10 going into the 4th quarter, and ended up losing by 12...a 22 point swing...was one of the most annoying games. I used several time outs and only shot wide open catch and shoot 3's but not one fell...which was only 3 attempts. What really gets me...is 98% of the layups or shots that draw fouls never go in. But if you foul, the CPU makes the bucket 99% of the time. Not to mention every lucky bounce they get.

The game graphically is great, there is so much potential but they have to stop playing with the damn shot meter and the reases. People talking garbage and saying they want NBA live need to go back and play any of the previous live games....they're pure sh8, and never even compared to what 2K does.

I think they're in the right path with the shooting, I like using the shot stick and having the potential for error and missing but damn the green release thing needs to be figured out. If you release it perfectly then it should go in, just get rid of shot animations that are too easy.

Dunno, in my opinion the myPlayer and myPark are messing up the regular game aspect, everything's is catering to that and it changes the offline and normal gameplay for the worse.
spreadthem on November 20, 2016 at 05:24 AM.
Body shapes. I should be able to edit everything on how I look.

No archetypes, either let us upgrade ourselves and change any stat for example 500 skill point upgrades and depending on height and position you'd have a base stat, so a 6'2 PG has default 65 3pt shooting I can leave it at that or upgrade it to 99 if I want and 34 skill points of my 500 have been used. It means we can specialise in stealing but our blocking doesn't increase like it does now with the defending slot in upgrades.
Or do it like fifa and we have to complete a certain amount of passes or shots or whatever to get increases in stats, make 3 threes and 3pt shooting increases by 2. Play 5 games sprint speed increases by 1. That sort of stuff. Gives us either more freedom of what we want to be or makes our players attributes increase to how we play.

For example in fifa if I never pass my passing stats don't increase. So if I decide to make a pass it would be terrible because I don't play that way. So in 2k if I never go into the post, if I decided to post up I would be awful but if I'm always dribbling and hitting off dribble shots then I would be good at that because of the increases to me always doing this. Only makes sense.

The next thing would definitely be mycareer decisions actually making a difference. The dynamic duo is cool and all but I don't think any decisions I make impact anything. The last 2k that a decision we make actually changes anything is when you go to fire your friend from being your agent. I'd like to be able to use the connections to make friends and get players to team up or make enemies and have a go at Lebron and have him hit me with flagrants or really turn up and put 50 on the board. Obviously I wouldn't do that to Lebron and get murdered so I'd make fun of Brandon Jennings or someone hopeless like that.

These aren't even big changes for the game or huge asks, 2k is living off microtransactions and the cost of VC is massively rising. In 2k16 I was earning almost 3000VC a game on HOF and now the most you can get is 1250VC and attributes buckets cost even more than before.

I agree with what they did to the badges and so on but making them such a grind is so unreasonable. 1200 assists for HOF Dimer? Seriously? I'm obviously going to get it but I'm going to spend 2 days calling screens then throwing lobs over and over and over and over again until I get it. Its now fun and its not hard, its just repetitive. The playmaker badges are possible to get on HOF difficulty but sharpshooter? That's 2k asking you to put it on rookie and just never pass and hit 3's all day as if that's realisitic in any way.

They could implement how you get badges so much better, for dimer you need at least an 85 passing rating, average out 8 assists in an entire season, user has to play at least 40 games. It's still a hell of a grind but it means you can get the badge by just playing the game instead of dedicating 20 games to getting 40 assists a game throwing lobs.

Limitless range could be 90 3pt shooting, qualify for the 3pt contest, make 10 30 foot jumpers. Getting limitless range on HOF is the damn hardest badge in the game. 50 deep 3's and the last 15 with a shooting percentage of 30% or higher? Hitting 30 foot 3's on HOF? Even being wide open for 15 of those making 5 is a lot to ask even with a 94 3pt rating.

They have unrealistic demands for badges and the attributes don't cater to being a unique player. Ever playmaker at the park and just filled out the same attribute buckets some things vary 1 or 2 skill points due to height (like speed) but other than that all playmakers are the same.

Rant over
I kind of thought as much. Was hoping there might be some sort of workaround. I'll give these a try and see how they go. Thanks.
Saturday, November 19, 2016 – Blog Comments
Unfortunately, if you lower TAK to 45, the pass rush becomes nerfed...

That slider also has pursuit tied to it...

If the pass rush is nerfed, the QB comp percentages go haywire...

This is the first year that the gameplay sliders create more problems than they solve, which is why this is the first year I've stayed away from them...

You MAY be able to make up that 5 point differential by jacking up the facemask slider...it'll get the pursuit back, but make a bigger mess in the process...

Unfortunately, I'm sure that's not the answer you're looking for...but is is what it is...

We can only tune the game, not rewrite the code...
Been playing NBA 2K17 mostly, but keen to go back to Madden and try these out.

Question; if I wanted to try tackling at 45 for example (I much prefer the animations and more broken tackles), would you suggest any other changes (penalty or otherwise)?

As has been stated before..I think best when u have no "HUM/CPU sliders" saved..also custom playbooks for CPU another big thing..
Thanks for figuring this stuff out. I'll test it ASAP.
DaJuan on November 19, 2016 at 08:10 AM.
Cyberface for all players, included Euroleague

News classic teams with all the players

A better Created a player, with tatoos, new hair cut and the possibility to add an existing haircut from cyberface to a created player like an old PES (the sixth ?)
Friday, November 18, 2016 – Blog Comments
Anything that's posted with two values means MM / CFM and anything that doesn't has the same value in both places...
are you setting the penalties in the mm and cfm?
DBMcGee3 on November 18, 2016 at 03:51 PM.
The shooting is something I'm always skeptical about. Maybe it's sour grapes on my part, but I just feel like the CPU routinely makes shots that I never seem to make, and I've absolutely seen my guys start bricking layups and wide open Js when I have a decent lead. It just feels scripted.

My favorite by far though is the way my player struggles so hard to lean over and pick up the ball when it's loose on the ground, while the CPU defenders snatch it up in a nanosecond and they're off to the races. Happens multiple times every game, like clockwork.
esham313 on November 18, 2016 at 12:45 PM.
i especially love how you can't get around your defender and when you do the CPU will bump you, which then will cause the great animation of losing body control and it's a turnover or you pick up your dribble. Keep it realistic 2K!
NYCDaFuture on November 18, 2016 at 10:46 AM.
Let's come with real solutions to fix this game that we love.
If the game is as terrible as everyone keeps saying it is now, then will continue to buy the game? Don't say "Well theres no other basketball game.." Stop. You all have a choice and should use it. If company is selling you a product that you all deem a lost hope, then stop playing and supporting their product. Its very simple. Otherwise , why continue to buy a product you complain about? I'm not going to keep going to a restaurant with bad food
Thursday, November 17, 2016 – Blog Comments
U do know this video was a joke right? but this game does need fixing if you don't think it does then ok lol
My only issue is people who make user mistakes during the game, then say the game needs to be fixed.
Wednesday, November 16, 2016 – Blog Comments
NYCDaFuture on November 16, 2016 at 06:07 PM.
What teams yall want me to use?
DBMcGee3 on November 16, 2016 at 01:20 PM.
This is all very interesting. I have a Samsung 55" 1080p that I bought last November. I've been debating whether to trade in my PS4 and shell out the additional $250 I would need for the upgrade, but it just seems like a big investment to make without having a 4k TV.

Hey Tomba, I'm curious about a couple of things you noted:

1) What is it about the 1080p TVs from 2015 and later that is different than those before, in relation to the PRO?

2) Why is the Pro better for playing digital games but not discs?

Thanks to you both, very informative read.
Tuesday, November 15, 2016 – Blog Comments
Guapo516 on November 15, 2016 at 09:48 AM.
No idea who you are or what this is about, but just being a person I can't read something like this and the reply mike24 left and not have sympathy for you. I'm a complete stranger and it's more than likely what you're seeking is some answer or some kinda resolution from those you already know, but I'll try and help anyway.

Not sure how you got to this point, but you're here and the best way to move forward sometimes is to take a step back, analyze and attack the issues head on. You have to be your most vulnerable and honest and make some tough decisions that you may see as less manly, but at least you'll know you've set the record straight and you can move on from there. There's nothing to be embarrassed about seeking help, it honestly takes more guts to open up to someone, than it does to suppress and run away from the reality that there's potentially a problem internally. Another thing is you have to take a humble approach of going from coach/teacher to now student. Mike24 gave you a good dose of honesty and that's the best medicine in the world.

I hope you find peace within and peace with those you hope to reconcile with, good luck!
Monday, November 14, 2016 – Blog Comments
Fatigue...which affects everything, including block shed...which is the core of how the game plays out...
What do you feel setting inj at 50 controls?
yeah...INJ @ 50 / 50
Are you also setting inj to 50 in MM?
Teyas on November 14, 2016 at 05:46 PM.
whose mans is this and why is it on the home screen
cam21224 on November 14, 2016 at 12:26 AM.
Are the download and upload speeds any different or still throttled on either PS4?
Sunday, November 13, 2016 – Blog Comments
33JAF on November 13, 2016 at 02:17 PM.
I have no idea what this is about. I happened to stumble upon your blog from the front page. If you want to talk to someone who is understanding and non judgmental, feel free to PM me. I know I am a stranger, but sometimes it's good to chat with someone who can see things without an bias. I'm sorry you are going through a hard time, even if I don't know you, just remember that tough times never last, but tough people do.
mike24forever on November 13, 2016 at 11:28 AM.
I'm truly concerned about you. I think you need to get help, at least someone to talk to. You won't listen to people who have reached out to you and you seem to be spiraling. People may not be responding to you because they don't know how to deal with you. I think they are avoiding you so they don't hurt your feelings.

I removed you from my friends list, because you called your OS friends cowards. You see, I've never been afraid of anything except being a bad father. I have a problem with being called that or even implied.

I know you're going through a hard time, we all have had difficult periods in our lives. if you're not willing to listen to the advice you are being given and implementing that into your life, people will eventually walk away because they are sick of talking and not seeing any improvement or effort on your end.

Good God man, your a teacher and coach, start taking your own coaching experiences and using them in your situation. How many athletes have you uplifted, supported and help achieve something they didn't think they could. If you're able to uplift them, it's time to turn this on yourself and step up and help yourself. When we were playing The Division, I thought you were a good guy. You were fun to game with. Right now though, you are seeking pity from others. The worst part is, I've seen some really kind OS members reach out to you and you've either not responded or have not made any effort to use their advice.

Your dramatic blog titles are not helping your cause either. You are fortunate enough to have members who care, but don't forget it's the internet, some individuals may tear you a new one for these attention seeking blogs. I'm actually surprised it hasn't happened yet.

You need to take a step back and look at the entire situation. Maybe it's not "US" that's the problem. Identify what's your issue and start working at getting better. You seem to love working with kids. Focus on your career and stop worrying about what people on the internet think of you. My guess is, people were cool with you until you started this crap.

Man up Jared. Stop this crap and start being that guy I was gaming with while playing The Division. We all have crap to deal with. Now, deal with it and if you need help, reach out to those that have tried to help you.
Saturday, November 12, 2016 – Blog Comments
Tomba on November 12, 2016 at 12:10 PM.
I'm going to maybe add to this with my own opinion by answering someof the questions you answered for ppl.

If you digitally download games buy a PRO
If you play games on Discs do not buy a PRO
If you have a 2015 1080p display Buy a PRO
If you have a 1080p from before 2015 do not buy a PRO
If all you play is NBA 2k17 buy a PRO
IF you have a 4k tv that plays 4k at 60hz Buy a PRO
If you dont have a PS4 and have wanted one Buy a PS4 PRO instead of a slim it future proofs you
and finally
If this a decision between the PRO and Xboxs scorpio just know PS4 content will never get a PC version windows 10 will with their xbox one content so buying a PRO is actually better than buying a scorpio which can be replaced for a windows 10 gaming pc easily
MrDubya on November 12, 2016 at 03:47 AM.
Sorry you are having such a rough time. I sincerely wish you happiness in whatever you choose to do. I feel the despair all the time, and this year has been terrible on me emotionally and mentally. Peace

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