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#721 n8rockerasu

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Posted 30 August 2012 - 05:25 PM

Thats a good idea not to start until a patch comes out. A lot of bugs and glitches have been discovered over on Operation Sports, it's a little disheartening tbh.

Also this may be a stupid question but I'm going to ask it anyways, I can go ahead and start a "franchise" if I want to without it interfering with this league right? I mean on this year's game you can be in a league like this one and then still have your own CC going? I just want to make sure before I think about starting my personal CC.


Yeah, my general opinion on EA games is that they are great at flash and glitz...things like graphics, smooth transitions, and even the core gameplay in most of their games is pretty solid. But their attention to detail has always been and continues to be complete shit. They routinely program basic fundamentals of the sport completely wrong and they often allow these huge glitches that cause the game to perform in unrealistic ways. You have to wonder sometimes if they're really that clueless, or if they just figure that their target audience is too dumb to notice.

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Posted 30 August 2012 - 08:09 PM

This generation of EA Sports titles has been highly mediocre imo. NCAA, Madden, and their basketball games (when they were still around) are all very average it seems. I think NHL has been their second best series this console cycle right behind FIFA, which has been great for years now. If only Madden could routinely be as amazing as MLB: The Show, which is one of the greatest sports franchises ever imo.
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#723 Chetty12

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Posted 30 August 2012 - 08:32 PM

Thanks for the Ball Hawk tip, do I have to be controlling the defender or can I just hold Y after the pass?


For ball hawk to take effect, I believe you have to switch to the player.

#724 n8rockerasu

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Posted 30 August 2012 - 08:54 PM

This generation of EA Sports titles has been highly mediocre imo. NCAA, Madden, and their basketball games (when they were still around) are all very average it seems. I think NHL has been their second best series this console cycle right behind FIFA, which has been great for years now. If only Madden could routinely be as amazing as MLB: The Show, which is one of the greatest sports franchises ever imo.


I don't want to sidetrack relevant discussion in here, and I really didn't intend to go off on an EA rant, but it comes so naturally now, sometimes I don't even notice it, lol. Putting in spoilers so people can easily ignore if they'd like.
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#725 Ultimate Matt X

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Posted 30 August 2012 - 11:07 PM

He's also usually in the NCAA league, but I haven't seen him around.


I've been around, just debating whether I'd play or not. When the other league couldn't guarantee me the Browns I decided I didn't want to go through the team picks and if someone got them first (though I'm not sure who would bother) have to back out. If nobody takes the Browns in the next few days I may be interested. I played my first game with them today, but I need some time to decide if I want to go through the misery of using them again this year. :)

Really though my dissertation work is the biggest issue, but I think I might be able to swing one league.

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Posted 30 August 2012 - 11:22 PM

I've been around, just debating whether I'd play or not. When the other league couldn't guarantee me the Browns I decided I didn't want to go through the team picks and if someone got them first (though I'm not sure who would bother) have to back out. If nobody takes the Browns in the next few days I may be interested. I played my first game with them today, but I need some time to decide if I want to go through the misery of using them again this year. :)

Really though my dissertation work is the biggest issue, but I think I might be able to swing one league.


That's totally up to you, man. I completely understand where you're coming from. And I really have no idea what to expect with this league this year. Half the league is filled with new members, so I don't know how good they are, or how many seasons anybody intends to play. I'm hoping for the best though, and I'm really encouraged that we'll be starting out with an almost full league. Hopefully that will motivate people to stay active and to really appreciate the idea of building their team for the future.

Not everybody will find immediate success, but with the expanded trading options this year, real team finances to manage, and a less restrictive draft class (in terms of no potentials and being able to groom anyone into a good player), I really feel like we'll see some great things once we get beyond the first season. I'm definitely excited to get started!

#727 Chetty12

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Posted 31 August 2012 - 04:13 AM

Anyone else give the connected careers website a looksy? I tried it out today. I definitely feel like it's a lot easier to do the cuts and upgrading in the actual game. Too much waiting for screens and crap to do it through the website. I definitely will be using the texting update feature to get text and advancement notices sent to my phone though.

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Posted 31 August 2012 - 03:56 PM

Hey Guys, Blade and I are trying the Online Connected Careers, Anyone else want to join our little world and create a player?

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Posted 31 August 2012 - 08:04 PM

Hey Guys, Blade and I are trying the Online Connected Careers, Anyone else want to join our little world and create a player?


Yes by connected careers he means we are doing players only, no coaches.

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#730 pitfallharry219

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Posted 31 August 2012 - 08:06 PM

I might be up to join later tonight.

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Posted 31 August 2012 - 09:48 PM

Just picked this up! Played a quick game on All Pro and killed the AI(was able to do the same on the demo) I haven't played Madden in a few years so I was surprised to see it was that easy. However, when I play on All Madden, the game is too hard. Not so much hard, its just unfair. Alot of dropped passes, AI breaking multiple tackles and other BS. All of my All Madden games were from the demo though so maybe they've changed some things up. I'm still getting used to the game and trying to find my groove so my opinion will probably change as I play more.

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#732 Chetty12

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Posted 31 August 2012 - 11:23 PM

now that the league is basically full, i'd vote we just play on all pro considering the percentage of games against the cpu is very small.

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Posted 01 September 2012 - 12:41 AM

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Posted 01 September 2012 - 03:35 AM

if anyone ever wants to scrimmage you can send me a pm or message on xbl my gamertag is the same as my cag name, 3 for the e in aft3r and zero for the o is sh0ck

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Posted 01 September 2012 - 03:48 AM

Just to be clear, the DB's hands morphed through Cruz's helmet to intercept the ball. Gotta love Madden.

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Posted 01 September 2012 - 02:32 PM

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Posted 01 September 2012 - 02:57 PM

Just to be clear, the DB's hands morphed through Cruz's helmet to intercept the ball. Gotta love Madden.

I can live with that type of stuff, but last year they were reaching through stomachs of other players to get interceptions. Clipping here or there like that is a lot better than it use to be.

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Posted 01 September 2012 - 03:11 PM

I'll take the Browns if they're still available. I've been playing Madden since Madden 2004. Buying the game tomorrow. Gamertag is Specbob7.

And you don't have to worry. I won't quit if I have a losing season or two. I'd like to be in this for the long haul.

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Posted 01 September 2012 - 09:39 PM

I'll take the Browns if they're still available. I've been playing Madden since Madden 2004. Buying the game tomorrow. Gamertag is Specbob7.

And you don't have to worry. I won't quit if I have a losing season or two. I'd like to be in this for the long haul.


Sounds good, man. I'll need your time zone and general availability to add to the OP to make it easier for people to get in touch with you. But other than that, welcome aboard!
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Posted 01 September 2012 - 09:41 PM

Time zone is Pacific until November at which time I'll be going back home to Eastern.

Availability changes from week to week as my work schedule does. But I'm away from home(responsibilities) for the next two months so I'll be around a lot.

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Posted 01 September 2012 - 09:42 PM

Also, what is the projected start date? And how do I go about signing up on the Xbox?

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Posted 01 September 2012 - 09:49 PM

Also, what is the projected start date? And how do I go about signing up on the Xbox?


The start date will be hopefully be somewhere around 9/11. We're waiting on the first patch which will hopefully correct some of the issues with the game. This basically concides with waiting on the regular season roster update as well. Once the league is created, I'll send out invites to everybody.
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Posted 01 September 2012 - 09:51 PM

One spot left! The Cardinals stand alone! Larry Fitzgerald is sad. Who wants them??? :)
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Posted 01 September 2012 - 09:56 PM

Just noticed the guy up there who said he would take the Browns if he found the time...

If he does decide to take the Browns, I'll take the Cardinals to fill out the league. I honestly do not care what team I have.

And everyone feel free to add me to their friends list. I'll be around tomorrow afternoon/night playing for the first time.

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Posted 01 September 2012 - 09:59 PM

Just noticed the guy up there who said he would take the Browns if he found the time...

If he does decide to take the Browns, I'll take the Cardinals to fill out the league. I honestly do not care what team I have.

And everyone feel free to add me to their friends list. I'll be around tomorrow afternoon/night playing for the first time.


Well, that would be a tremendous help if both of you were willing to do that...as it would allow us to hold off on free agent signings until we got a better feel for what teams are most in need of them. And of course, having every team full would provide for a more enjoyable experience. Not sure if Ultimate Matt X ever decided one way or the other though.
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Posted 02 September 2012 - 12:01 AM

I might be up to join later tonight.



Hey dude, sorry I haven't gotten back to you. You are more than welcome to join. I'm not sure if it will make you wait until we start season 3 or not but Id love to have ya Pitfall! Always enjoyed playing against you and it would be nice not having to get destroyed by you. LOL..

To all, if you haven't done this part of the game yet! Its fun if you get a good friend to play with who can coincide with your schedule. Blade and I ran through a season in about 2.5 days. That being said both players created were high draft pics (Of course!) and both of us did not start. Though I did get way more playing time being a tight end on the Texans. He was a HB for the Patriots stuck behind Woodhead. He did do KR and PR though. All in all a fun addition. I will say the only down side was the part he and I were most looking forward to. PLAYING HEAD TO HEAD in this mode. Texas v Patriots in week 14. We actually had to watch the entire game, NO SIMMING at ALL....the first game he played a few plays and I played a few. Then we got "desynced" which disconnected us. We tried again and in the second quarter of watching the AI play each other with only like 2 plays a piece in the game we got kicked again. I recommend keeping leagues on this aspect to a few players. Much easier to play against the AI but has potential to be funner playing against friends.

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Posted 02 September 2012 - 12:22 AM

anyone know why the new rosters and ratings don't transfer to Connected Careers? Eli is 97 if u play an exhibition or online match but when u go to franchise mode he's a 92. wtf?
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#748 fsecreast

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Posted 02 September 2012 - 01:38 AM

Because Eli is garbage.

Sorry I'm a disgruntled Pats fan. :p

That is weird tho, wonder what that's all about.

#749 Chetty12

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Posted 02 September 2012 - 02:23 AM

The ratings in connected career and for online matchmaking are just different. Both rosters are updated and the same. Just in general most players are further down than their matchmaking counterpart. My guess this has to do with connected careers players have to match schemes, playbooks, etc, but in online matchmaking it just goes on rating. He should have only been a 92 to begin with so you should be happy with that rating in either mode.

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Posted 02 September 2012 - 03:30 AM

92 is his normal rating. He's a 97 when he plays the Pats. :)