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#5821 slofton

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Posted 27 December 2012 - 04:13 PM

We need to put that in the rules then, because I looked and didn't see it anywhere. I assumed we were going by the rules of don't blow up the score and you play your back ups.


I agree with this. Checked the OP before doing it and found nothing. I only did this one game so ill pull them from the start of the next game. Pretty much we all screwed something up :D

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Posted 27 December 2012 - 04:17 PM

I know it was discussed last preseason. In addition, don't you have to manually go in and change your players back after the first quarter?

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Posted 27 December 2012 - 04:22 PM

I know it was discussed last preseason. In addition, don't you have to manually go in and change your players back after the first quarter?


I think you can change that in your team auto-subs settings outside of a game.

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Posted 27 December 2012 - 07:53 PM

Whoever plays the Raiders can play my CPU, I won't be able to play the game before we advance.


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Posted 28 December 2012 - 02:59 AM

DVO you can go ahead and play my CPU.

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Posted 28 December 2012 - 01:53 PM

Whoever has the Dolphins can play my CPU, I'm leaving tonight and won't be back until the 2nd.

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Posted 28 December 2012 - 02:11 PM

Broncos vs Rams going down at 11am. Should be a fun rematch.

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Posted 28 December 2012 - 02:37 PM

I play the Patriots this week....they can play my CPU or sim it. It's ok.

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Posted 28 December 2012 - 03:57 PM

Whoever has the Jags can play the CPU.

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Posted 28 December 2012 - 04:15 PM

I think you can change that in your team auto-subs settings outside of a game.


The only thing I've seen in the auto-sub settings is what stamina "rating" to sub a position in or out. I don't think I've ever actually tried scrolling to the bottom or anything, but is there really an option to change which quarter your 2nd stringers come in?

If there isn't, this should be a pretty obvious situation. It has always been stated "During the preseason, when the game subs in players for you, leave it alone (aside from the K and P swap...which is just stupid)." If you're having to manually put your starters back in at the beginning of the 2nd quarter and then manually take them back out for the 2nd half, that's really going to a lot of trouble to "get some more work".

I know that playing with backups can be painful at times, but there is merit to it, and it's not fair to be playing your starters longer with the knowledge that injuries are off. If people want to run their starters out their the entire game, we'll be turning injuries back on. Lets not push this issues, folks.
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#5831 Wpark83

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Posted 28 December 2012 - 06:59 PM

The only thing I've seen in the auto-sub settings is what stamina "rating" to sub a position in or out. I don't think I've ever actually tried scrolling to the bottom or anything, but is there really an option to change which quarter your 2nd stringers come in?

If there isn't, this should be a pretty obvious situation. It has always been stated "During the preseason, when the game subs in players for you, leave it alone (aside from the K and P swap...which is just stupid)." If you're having to manually put your starters back in at the beginning of the 2nd quarter and then manually take them back out for the 2nd half, that's really going to a lot of trouble to "get some more work".

I know that playing with backups can be painful at times, but there is merit to it, and it's not fair to be playing your starters longer with the knowledge that injuries are off. If people want to run their starters out their the entire game, we'll be turning injuries back on. Lets not push this issues, folks.


Oh, I have no clue, I just saw that menu option once and figured you could program whatever you wanted. I don't care about the preseason sub stuff at all. I honestly could care less if anyone played starters against me all game, it's not counting anyway.

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Posted 28 December 2012 - 07:05 PM

well its week 4 of preseason and i already played my game turn on injuries if u must

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#5833 CAGLeagueSports

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Posted 28 December 2012 - 08:40 PM

I honestly could care less if anyone played starters against me all game, it's not counting anyway.


Well, it counts in the sense that people can rack up XP for their star players without fear of injury. These are basically just new measures and procedures that we (both in here and the other league) have had to think about because of how EA changed the game this year. Since player progression is now performance based rather than experience/potential based, it gives people a legitimate incentive to grind on their star players as much as possible.

But yeah, this basically means that for people to play their starters that extra quarter, they're going into the menus after the 1st quarter, manually subbing them back in, and then manually subbing in backups to start the 3rd quarter. Doesn't really seem necessary. And I will say, I have received a PM about a particular team playing its starting QB the entire game.

These things shouldn't be happening, guys, and we really should know better. Obviously, the people who are new to the league I can cut a little more slack. But if some of us are starting to look for loopholes that we can exploit to give our team an unfair advantage, then we've got problems. I do my best to put general rules in the OP, but it's tough to think of every little thing that somebody might not see as common sense. Yes, it's "just the preseason" and yes, the games don't count. But we still need to keep things fair and people looking for cheap ways to come out ahead isn't something that bodes well for the regular season. Let's try to keep it clean.
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#5834 Dark Rider

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Posted 28 December 2012 - 09:20 PM

Yep I totally agree. I have been playing Josh Johnson as the first string and Brock Osweiler as second string. Because of all the play time Brock has gotten over JJ, I have started to like him better, and will probably be starting him in the regular season. (Let's face it the whole wildcat speed QB thing wasn't going to work for me anyway). The same thing happened with Derron Hardy, my Rookie WR. He played so well in those late quarters that I am now starting him in the slot over Amendola. These preseason games are a great way to test out new players, and try new things, let's not squander that for easy XP.

Edit: I just realized that I probably didn't record any stats with JJ. The Rams got the ball first, had a long drive, I did couple of runs once I got the ball, Reggie Bush then fumbled it and gave it back to him. By the time I got the ball back it was the second quarter, and the game had subbed Brock in. I am assuming this isn't what you are talking about, but I thought I would make it clear.

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Posted 28 December 2012 - 09:32 PM

ya i agree ive also had some luck with picking starters in what position even though im not a big fan on the whole pre season i going to be making some moves in my starting rotations. WR mathews might be moving to number 4 after stephen hill looks to be my slot WR from here on out. His speed makes him dominating and his release is pretty good and with the routes i put him on his route runnings has been no issue at all. and his catch is raising as we speak and his CIT as well. and i also think green-ellis is going to get the starting job out of the running backs but i think it will shift back and fourth alot to mix it up

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Posted 28 December 2012 - 11:13 PM

i say screw it lets advance today :)

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#5837 n8rockerasu

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Posted 28 December 2012 - 11:24 PM

Yep I totally agree. I have been playing Josh Johnson as the first string and Brock Osweiler as second string. Because of all the play time Brock has gotten over JJ, I have started to like him better, and will probably be starting him in the regular season. (Let's face it the whole wildcat speed QB thing wasn't going to work for me anyway). The same thing happened with Derron Hardy, my Rookie WR. He played so well in those late quarters that I am now starting him in the slot over Amendola. These preseason games are a great way to test out new players, and try new things, let's not squander that for easy XP.

Edit: I just realized that I probably didn't record any stats with JJ. The Rams got the ball first, had a long drive, I did couple of runs once I got the ball, Reggie Bush then fumbled it and gave it back to him. By the time I got the ball back it was the second quarter, and the game had subbed Brock in. I am assuming this isn't what you are talking about, but I thought I would make it clear.


No, what some were doing I guess is getting to the 2nd quarter, and actually putting their starters back in. As you said, the game will take them out for you. The general rule that we've been following is just to go with it. In part because it's a preseason game and the outcome doesn't really matter. And also because really, in that type of game, you should have more interest in what your backups and rookies can bring to your team.

I know a lot of people acquired new players and probably want to see what they can do with them, but like I said, it doesn't seem fair to be tearing up the field with high level players without the risk of injury. I get that as preseason goes on, starters usually play more, but EA went to the trouble of subbing out your entire team. So, right or wrong, it seems foolish to waste time undoing and redoing that.

i say screw it lets advance today :)


I've still got a game with Blade to play. Should be an exciting 1st quarter, lol.

#5838 JoelyPoley

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Posted 28 December 2012 - 11:35 PM

I'm looking to trade a couple of people:

Cedric Griffin CB - 80 ovr, 80 man, 84 zone, 85 pursuit, 78 press - good nickel corner
Kedric Golston RE - 81 ovr, 82 block shedding, 85 persuit, 85 tackle

Both players are 30 and have 4 years remaining on their contract.

I am looking for strong safety, free safety, outside linebacker, middle linebacker, and possibly a receiver. I'm willing to package both for one good player or trade both individually. Send me a message if anyone is interested.
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#5839 Docb9110

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Posted 28 December 2012 - 11:37 PM

I did my practice earlier and dont mind simming this last game.

#5840 JoelyPoley

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Posted 28 December 2012 - 11:38 PM

Is free agency open now as well? Or are we still doing the draft style? Can't remember if there was an issue with this.
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#5841 irideabike

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Posted 28 December 2012 - 11:41 PM

Wide open.

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Posted 28 December 2012 - 11:54 PM

There's no rule against changing a player's number, is there? I don't mean like any of my stars to try and confuse people. I mean like my rookie WR who is 13 and I want to put him in the 80s, plus one FA LB I signed whose number is 00.

#5843 irideabike

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Posted 29 December 2012 - 12:25 AM

I wouldn't think that would be an issue, it doesn't really affect gameplay

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Posted 29 December 2012 - 12:40 AM

Is free agency open now as well? Or are we still doing the draft style? Can't remember if there was an issue with this.


Wide open, at least until the preseason is over as far as I know.

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Posted 29 December 2012 - 12:45 AM

Is free agency open now as well? Or are we still doing the draft style? Can't remember if there was an issue with this.


Yes, it's wide open. Sign who you like. Just watch your cap space. It will most likely be wide open from here on out. The only thing I'm concerned with is I haven't really seen the CPU make any big roster moves (ie. the Colts only have 2 TE's...which would make the Falcons/Colts trade that was agreed to before snakemaster dropped illegal. I still need to get with the committee on what we should do about this one).

There's no rule against changing a player's number, is there? I don't mean like any of my stars to try and confuse people. I mean like my rookie WR who is 13 and I want to put him in the 80s, plus one FA LB I signed whose number is 00.


Yeah, that's not a big deal. As long as you're not changing known players to try to "disguise" them, it shouldn't be an issue. Hell, if you really wanted to cover your bases, you could just announce the changes in the thread.
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#5846 DVO21

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Posted 29 December 2012 - 12:59 AM

well then after that we should advance then n8

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#5847 JoelyPoley

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Posted 29 December 2012 - 01:01 AM

I was supposed to play gpninja at 5 central but something must have came up. I'm fine with advancing whenever.
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#5848 Konfusion

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Posted 29 December 2012 - 01:55 AM

My game with the Cardinals is scheduled for 11 PM EST, but could happen earlier.

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Posted 29 December 2012 - 02:02 AM

I was supposed to play gpninja at 5 central but something must have came up. I'm fine with advancing whenever.

I said I'll shoot you a pm too schedule a game not play.
Sorry for not making that clear.

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Posted 29 December 2012 - 03:21 AM

I said I'll shoot you a pm too schedule a game not play.
Sorry for not making that clear.


My bad. I misunderstood.
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