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Franchise details start at roughly the 7:00 mark.
  • Expanded Rosters up to 75 people on a team. (includes training camp guys)
  • Cut day Feature
  • New Draft Logic
  • New FA bidding system
The Cut day feature stands out, it will be interesting to hear more about it.

Does the fact that the expanded roster includes training camp guys, mean an actual "training camp"?

May 16th is marked on my calendar.

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# 1 mestevo @ 04/29/11 01:43 AM
Minor details, hah. I'd be happy if that was all they added. I look forward to hearing aobut the rest of the changes/tweaks.
 
# 2 SeahawkNMD @ 04/29/11 03:04 AM
Donny may have just let this slip, those "small" franchise upgrades could go a long way to bringing a realistic feel.
 
# 3 CM Hooe @ 04/29/11 03:25 AM
Nice! Looking forward to hearing how Cut Day works. 75-man preseason rosters is a WELCOME addition.

I do hope there's also a way to turn the display of the ratings off to go with Cut Day, but we'll see. Either way, the little bit we know already is significant progress in a direction we all have wanted Madden to take franchise mode in.
 
# 4 brza37 @ 04/29/11 03:37 AM
In Head Coach 09 you would slowly find out some of the ratings from your rookies and other player new to your team (free agents & traded players) during the course of training camp. You also had the OVR for all players but during TC it was just an estimate that your staff would make that would fluctuate a lot depending on your staff's ability, the amount of PT the player got in training camp and the amount of scouting you did on that player prior to drafting him.
The cut dates then came at the nfl scheduled dates on a tuesday after the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th pre-season games (i think). It actually made the preseason mean something. Hopefully that also means there will be some type of practice plan that we can control.
This game is sounding better and better.
 
# 5 berad88 @ 04/29/11 05:34 AM
Sounds like preseason could finally be some fun.
 
# 6 ThisIsReality @ 04/29/11 05:45 AM
Will it have realistic draft logic? Like the Raiders drafting for the fastest players available.
 
# 7 berad88 @ 04/29/11 05:47 AM
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Originally Posted by ThisIsReality
Will it have realistic draft logic? Like the Raiders drafting for the fastest players available.
I do not think there is any in depth information yet on the drafting other than the words that is has new logic. sounds promising though.
 
# 8 Cnada @ 04/29/11 08:48 AM
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Originally Posted by ThisIsReality
Will it have realistic draft logic? Like the Raiders drafting for the fastest players available.
I think management changes around way too much to implement this again..

General good draft logic is more than enough for me
 
# 9 jsin @ 04/29/11 10:10 AM
This Madden is sounding more like 2005, when they had the radio show and position battles. These minor upgrades are big for franchise. I'm getting kind of excited. Can't wait till May 16.
 
# 10 Azcardinal32 @ 04/29/11 10:10 AM
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Originally Posted by ThisIsReality
Will it have realistic draft logic? Like the Raiders drafting for the fastest players available.
since they said there will be 100 or so new features in franchise and so far everything they have mentioned was in HC09, I would assume that they would implement the team philosophies from HC09. Which is that every team can set their preferences for types of players at each position

which will really make franchise better because when you change the type of player you like the overall ratings for the players change according to that. So teams with a 3-4 will draft only players that fit their system. and teams like the raiders will have speed for most of their positions so you wont see them draft someone with low speed
 
# 11 kt-od @ 04/29/11 12:03 PM
LOL at Prime Time calling the Cleveland Browns garbage!

But on topic. I do like were Franchise is headed.
 
# 12 kwpit79 @ 04/29/11 12:35 PM
Fingers are crossed this year for Franchise Mode!

I do have two main concerns this year (and I think I'm in the minority):

Here's hoping the developer-created rookies' potentials (or names) are somewhat randomized this year. I hate knowing who the good players are before I even scout them! Make me invest precious scouting points (or whatever they refer to it as) to find the gems in the draft. Also, randomizing potentials will keep both online and offline franchise modes from becoming stale.

Also, I hope they make drafting great players much more challenging this year. There were way too many A-potential players in Madden 11 (seemed even easier than '10 to draft A's in every round).
 
# 13 NoTiCe_O @ 04/29/11 04:04 PM
I haven't been a franchise guy since the ps2 days, and i used to love it, mainly because i loved the gamelay.

I'm hoping madden 12 can bring that back! Offseason was always the best part. Glad to hear its gettin the proper treatment now
 
# 14 berad88 @ 04/29/11 04:44 PM
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Originally Posted by NoTiCe_O
Offseason was always the best part.
So true. If I lost in the playoffs I did not even really care just because doing all the offseason stuff used to be so fun.
 
# 15 PantherBeast_OS @ 04/29/11 05:06 PM
Man this is just getting better and better. Franchise blog is coming out in about 2 weeks from now. These minor details are just getting me more and more excited for the franchise blog on May 16th. Can't hardly wait!!!
 
# 16 Lodeus @ 04/29/11 05:12 PM
Glad franchise mode got a lot of attention. Cant wait!
 
# 17 jeremym480 @ 04/29/11 05:12 PM
This all sounds fantastic. The only thing I'm concerned about is if expanded rosters means fake players.
 
# 18 Broncos86 @ 04/29/11 05:26 PM
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Originally Posted by berad88
So true. If I lost in the playoffs I did not even really care just because doing all the offseason stuff used to be so fun.
Yeah, I agree. I'm an offseason nut. This all sounds great. I'm really looking forward to all of this. I'm trying not to hype this up too much in my head.
 
# 19 SeahawkNMD @ 04/29/11 05:29 PM
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Originally Posted by jeremym480
This all sounds fantastic. The only thing I'm concerned about is if expanded rosters means fake players.
I don't see why they would, they just have to expand the player pool there's plenty of those players out there. I hope imported draft classes get expanded so positions don't completely run out before the end of the draft and there is an opportunity to find some undrafted gems to fight their way onto the 53 man roster from the 75.
 
# 20 illwill10 @ 04/29/11 05:31 PM
Hopefully off season is improved. That is 80% of my franchise. Sometimes I hope I lose later in seasons so I could get a mid pick and trade alot. I like signing free agents. JUst like in NCAA Dynasty, Recruiting is 80% of my time. I like planning for the future.
 

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