Posted 06 November 2012 - 07:49 PM
Well, it doesn't help when people can't even be bothered to practice, put in the time to get better, or even play their games against the CPU. I know there have been some "communication" issues, among other things, but these are the games that went unplayed this week:
Raiders vs Ravens (Flyersfan's 360 RROD'd...but he's been on auto pilot the entire time...and he posted saying that. Game could have been played any time)
Falcons vs Saints (superstar took over the Saints...but it seemed like some communication was taking place...just nothing resulted)
Cowboys vs Eagles (major miscommunication here. One person says a time was agreed to...the other says nothing could be worked out)
Rams vs 49ers (lyric rage quit the game and then quit the league. Blade could have played the CPU immediately afterward...but I'm guessing he didn't feel like it. Not really his fault here).
Ultimately, this is my thought on "skill disparity", I make it my #1 priority to make sure that nobody in this league is just unbeatable. That's the one thing I don't want in the league. People can say that fantasy rosters would help...but when you see teams like the Dolphins dominating, it kinda blows up that theory (though that's also why Chetty most likely won't be back for Season 2).
There is NO WAY to get better at Madden without taking some beatings. I took plenty last year..and have taken a few this year myself...and in that span of time, I've probably played close to 200 games of Madden. If you quit the league now, you might as well never come back (meaning for Madden 14, 15, etc) because you won't be any better off...and the people who stuck with it will have just gotten better. You WILL NOT get better at this game unless you put the time in and ask for help and advice.
I don't want to sound doom and gloom, but that's the reality of it. Quitting now is just going to get you further and further behind. The purpose of this league is to limit that. It doesn't mean you won't take beatings. But the people handing them out won't be so heavy handed with them and are willing to help you get better. If you don't take advantage of that, like I said, you might as well never pick up the game again.
Do you have what it takes to compete?