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CAGLS: Madden 25 Fan's League! Season 3 Complete! Jets Win! Thanks Everybody!

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#1801 n8rockerasu

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Posted 13 July 2014 - 05:24 AM

The worst/best part is that I'm visiting and I was able to experience it firsthand. But I'm confident I can still beat him even now.

I hope you dumped Gatorade on him as the game was ending. :lol:

 

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#1802 HooRox

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Posted 13 July 2014 - 02:11 PM

Thanks all. Considering how non-competitive I was that first season after I joined in the last Madden 13 league, I am amazed that I made it to this point. It's been a good time and I hope there will be a league to play in the future.

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Posted 13 July 2014 - 05:45 PM

Congrats HooRox.  Thanks to all who played and made it a fun time.  Did much better this time around than I did in '13.  I think I finished 5-10 every season for that league and I was 10-5 or better every season this year.  Of course it helped not having Jacksonville ;)



#1804 CAGLeagueSports

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Posted 13 July 2014 - 07:31 PM

Yeah, for what this league was this year...with being less than half full probably 3/4's of the time, I think we did pretty good. I could be mistaken, but I think most of the members in this league are 30+ years old too...which I think makes for a little bit of a different atmosphere and different expectations.

 

Since I did end up picking up an Xbox One, my Madden efforts will be there for next year. Not sure if siradam or staticz still look in on this thread...but thinking ahead, I'm somewhat curious how many people will be looking for an Xbox One Madden league...and if there would be any benefit to combining our numbers.

 

My biggest concerns in doing so would be pacing (no way I could work with the 2.5 day advancement...though from my perspective, that seemed to burn people out quicker anyway), and the enforcement of the rules. I tried my best this year to run this league with a "rules are rules...and everyone is aware of them" philosophy. So, if scores were ran up, or policies were abused, you take your strike and move on. No need for anything to get personal.

 

I could definitely see the merits of combining our numbers...but at the end of the day, if we have different beliefs and goals for a Madden league, then that's ok too. I guess we'll have to see how many members we're looking at anyway. Just wanted to throw that out there as we close in on one month till Madden 15. :)

 

As for wrapping up the Fan's League, thank you to everyone who participated. I hope I didn't botch things too bad along the way, haha. We had some interesting moments all the way to the end, but I tried to handle them as reasonably as EA would allow. Hope to see you guys for Madden 15!


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#1805 jza1218

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Posted 13 July 2014 - 08:42 PM

Thanks for having me gents. I know I'm still on the fence for Madden 15 but let's be honest, I'll almost certainly get it at some point.



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Posted 13 July 2014 - 09:09 PM

Yeah, I am moving to PS4 this year, but this was the first time I played in a league and was actually competitive most of the time.  Thanks for putting this together.


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#1807 Matt Young

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Posted 13 July 2014 - 09:35 PM

I think most of the members in this league are 30+ years old


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#1808 jhweathers

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Posted 14 July 2014 - 01:25 AM

I want in on 15
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#1809 jza1218

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Posted 19 July 2014 - 02:42 AM

Thought I'd pass this along: http://www.operation...watch-here.html

 

Also, I've preordered my copy already, so I'll likely be in.



#1810 jza1218

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Posted 19 July 2014 - 05:09 PM

I gotta say, I'm 35 minutes into the video I linked to above and I'm excited. They seem to get it this year.



#1811 Matt Young

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Posted 19 July 2014 - 05:22 PM

I saw some videos of gameplay and it looks great. Graphics in motion gave me a boner.

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#1812 n8rockerasu

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Posted 19 July 2014 - 06:33 PM

I like the adjustments to defense they talked about, and making defensive line play relevant and making it fun. But when he said their QBs are very accurate this year, that scares me a bit. They've already been overly accurate. You'd have 2nd and even 3rd string QBs come in and go 14-17, with perfect ball placement. I'm all for getting pressure on the QB, but I just hope the secondary can keep up.

 

EDIT - Ok, having watched more, they actually address both of those areas (scrub QBs and secondary play). These are pretty huge claims from EA. It's like they're saying "everything is fixed" here. I really hope it lives up to that. Because they're definitely saying all the right things.

 

EDIT 2 - Wow...AI that learns and no quick snaps after hot routes? What universe is this? I'm really impressed with how many times they've said something like "this was a big exploit, so we did this..." Seriously, I've felt this way the past few years, but the Madden dev team is destroying the NHL dev team at this point.



#1813 DarkTower80

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Posted 20 July 2014 - 06:58 PM

Overall that all looked really good in the presentation.  The only thing that I didn't like was the fact that you still can't setup a defensive matchup for a whole game but even then they said it was really high on their wishlist for the future.  

 

That won't be a huge deal if they fixed the 5 wide crap with the corner covering a TE or HB and a LB on a stud WR.



#1814 n8rockerasu

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Posted 20 July 2014 - 10:29 PM

I think the other thing that might help is streamlining the adjustments. The problem I had in those situations was there was never enough time to switch coverages for the proper players. But now, if allegedly zone defense works and I can press two buttons and alter my coverage (protect the sticks, overtop, underneath, inside, outside, etc)...there SHOULD be enough options to allow you to stop most looks.

 

That was the reason people had to play quarter coverages and drop 10 defenders back. You'd need safety help over the top, double team the TE, etc. If they're actually doing what they claim and recognizing what ways the game was being played unrealistically and adjusting them, that could go a long way to improving things. But as always, it sounds great on paper, lol. I still give them credit for talking about the exploits so candidly. Sometimes, it feels like the NHL devs won't even admit that their poor programming is being abused.



#1815 Superstar

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Posted 20 July 2014 - 11:08 PM

Boo.



#1816 n8rockerasu

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#1817 pitfallharry219

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Posted 20 July 2014 - 11:48 PM

EA: Take me back, baby. I swear it'll be different this time.

Us: OK, but this is your last chance.

 

Rinse, repeat.


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#1818 n8rockerasu

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Posted 20 July 2014 - 11:59 PM

EA: Take me back, baby. I swear it'll be different this time.

Us: OK, but this is your last chance.

 

Rinse, repeat.

lol, yeah...a little bit. But the stuff in that livestream did look pretty good. Of course, all it could mean is that the douchebag moves are different. Expecting them to make a hole free game is a little pie in the sky. At the end of the day, this is the only football game in town. They're not even competing with themselves (NCAA) anymore.