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#31 Mr Grand Cru   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   2029 Posts   Joined 11.1 Years Ago  

Mr Grand Cru

Posted 02 August 2014 - 08:28 PM

You guys can count me in , I like the idea of the 4 day advance too , I usually play multiple leagues so that should work for me , I am interested in how team selection will go and what team I could potentially land

#32 Philthy Bird  

Philthy Bird

Posted 03 August 2014 - 09:51 AM

I was in the league last year for the first two seasons, so count me in.

 

My work schedule is as Sun-Thur 10pm-630am. Free on Friday/Sat and the afternoon during work days (4pm-8pm). All times EST.

I like the sound of a teams being picked by lottery style.



#33 AvengedBacklog   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   13144 Posts   Joined 9.1 Years Ago  

AvengedBacklog

Posted 03 August 2014 - 05:19 PM

I think I'm going PS4 for Madden this year, but wish you guys luck. I'll be following this and hope it works well!

#34 CAGLeagueSports   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   2628 Posts   Joined 11.3 Years Ago  

CAGLeagueSports

Posted 03 August 2014 - 05:37 PM

You guys can count me in , I like the idea of the 4 day advance too , I usually play multiple leagues so that should work for me , I am interested in how team selection will go and what team I could potentially land

 

 

I was in the league last year for the first two seasons, so count me in.

 

My work schedule is as Sun-Thur 10pm-630am. Free on Friday/Sat and the afternoon during work days (4pm-8pm). All times EST.

I like the sound of a teams being picked by lottery style.

Cool. Glad to have both of you guys! I'll get you both added to the OP.



#35 Flyersfan   The Dude CAGiversary!   1559 Posts   Joined 14.6 Years Ago  

Posted 03 August 2014 - 06:08 PM

Good luck gents.

I'm one of the people who switched over to ps4 (and rarely play that as it is), but may buy an Xbox one If there are good Black Friday/holiday deals so I can join in next year :)

#36 Tanabeo   Houston Mountaineers CAGiversary!   1258 Posts   Joined 10.0 Years Ago  

Posted 04 August 2014 - 07:57 AM

I'm in I work from 2pm-1030pm cst mon-fri I also 3 mornings a week from 5am-130 but I'm free on the weekends and I can leave early from my late job a time or two a week so 4 day advance would work great.



#37 bvharris   the black wind howls CAGiversary!   19419 Posts   Joined 11.6 Years Ago  

Posted 04 August 2014 - 05:00 PM

I haven't conferred with Uber or BV or anybody...but since they dropped off league running duties some time ago, I sort of assumed they had nothing planned. They would both be more than welcome to co-commish, help out, or participate in any fashion they would like though.

Indeed.  My Madden retirement is permanent, I'm afraid.  Good luck with the season, guys!  :D

 

I still do check the thread from time to time, so if people are streaming games (I'll confess I don't really know anything about the XBone) I may check that out!



#38 mnuttster   CAG It Up! CAGiversary!   942 Posts   Joined 12.2 Years Ago  

Posted 04 August 2014 - 07:51 PM

Hey folks I'd be down for joining if a spot is open.

 

I'm a "decent" Madden player, but aren't we all???  

 

My Xbox gamertag is MNuttster and I'm usually free M-F after 6pm CST until whenever with weekends in the fall normally fairly open.

 

I run an ESPN Fantasy Football league here on CAG if anyone is interested in joining that as well...it's a small pot, but we just keep it so everyone stays interested and doesn't drop off the face of the earth after week 2.

 

Let me know if anything else is needed to join up.



#39 CAGLeagueSports   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   2628 Posts   Joined 11.3 Years Ago  

CAGLeagueSports

Posted 05 August 2014 - 12:41 AM

I'm in I work from 2pm-1030pm cst mon-fri I also 3 mornings a week from 5am-130 but I'm free on the weekends and I can leave early from my late job a time or two a week so 4 day advance would work great.

 

 

Hey folks I'd be down for joining if a spot is open.

 

I'm a "decent" Madden player, but aren't we all???  

 

My Xbox gamertag is MNuttster and I'm usually free M-F after 6pm CST until whenever with weekends in the fall normally fairly open.

 

I run an ESPN Fantasy Football league here on CAG if anyone is interested in joining that as well...it's a small pot, but we just keep it so everyone stays interested and doesn't drop off the face of the earth after week 2.

 

Let me know if anything else is needed to join up.

Awesome! Glad to have you guys. Glad everybody has been receptive to the 4 day advance as well.

 

The only other thing that I'll continue reiterating to everyone as the league moves forward is just that everybody should familiarize themselves with the rules and policies. They are fairly extensive...but all of them were put in place because a situation arose where they were needed. The Fan's League got to a very self-sustaining point last year where the rules were the rules, and if any were broken, a strike was given, and we moved on. It went a long way for keeping things civil and avoiding personal drama.

 

 

Indeed.  My Madden retirement is permanent, I'm afraid.  Good luck with the season, guys!  :D

 

I still do check the thread from time to time, so if people are streaming games (I'll confess I don't really know anything about the XBone) I may check that out!

Ah, have you become one of those "video games are for kids" people? haha, j/k ;). Yeah, I could understand getting tired of the same old, same old with sports games. Unfortunately for me, all of my teams currently suck in real life, so leading them to victory in a video game is all I have. :lol:



#40 bvharris   the black wind howls CAGiversary!   19419 Posts   Joined 11.6 Years Ago  

Posted 05 August 2014 - 05:02 PM

Ah, have you become one of those "video games are for kids" people? haha, j/k ;). Yeah, I could understand getting tired of the same old, same old with sports games. Unfortunately for me, all of my teams currently suck in real life, so leading them to victory in a video game is all I have. :lol:

Nope, more like FFXIV has dragged me over the past year into full-blown MMO addiction.  Leaves very little time for other games.  :D



#41 TimboSliceGB   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   5989 Posts   Joined 8.5 Years Ago  

TimboSliceGB

Posted 05 August 2014 - 11:26 PM

im in cdt time zone so you can add that to my name



#42 Matt Young   Follow the buzzards CAGiversary!   15183 Posts   Joined 16.1 Years Ago  

Matt Young

Posted 06 August 2014 - 07:02 AM

If you do that, please add my availability that I posted last Thursday. :-P

#43 Tanabeo   Houston Mountaineers CAGiversary!   1258 Posts   Joined 10.0 Years Ago  

Posted 07 August 2014 - 04:24 AM

Nope, more like FFXIV has dragged me over the past year into full-blown MMO addiction.  Leaves very little time for other games.  :D

What sever do you play on I just reactivated mine I'm on Excalibur 



#44 Deuce20602   Hi Haters! CAGiversary!   2301 Posts   Joined 11.1 Years Ago  

Deuce20602

Posted 07 August 2014 - 03:35 PM

I gotta throw my name in the hat... Can't win a SB and disappear from CAG forever. My GT is the same as my cag name and my availability is flexible

#45 LVPatriots   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   2029 Posts   Joined 8.8 Years Ago  

LVPatriots

Posted 07 August 2014 - 08:06 PM

I'm down. Planning on picking up an XBox One and Madden when the league is filling up.

#46 CAGLeagueSports   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   2628 Posts   Joined 11.3 Years Ago  

CAGLeagueSports

Posted 07 August 2014 - 08:38 PM

Welcome to you guys. I've added you to the OP. We're up to 13 members now. Getting there. Hopefully a Madden demo will be coming soon and that will help boost excitement. I know there's a Kinectless Xbox One for $399 that comes with a free digital copy of Madden 15 that releases the same day as the game, so that might boost interest too.



#47 MSUHitman   former Checkmate Arcade Co-Host CAGiversary!   14797 Posts   Joined 14.1 Years Ago  

Posted 08 August 2014 - 08:07 AM

FYI for those that care about MUT, the Madden 15 strat guide this year has a $13 MSRP and comes with 6 MUT Pro Packs, which have an $18 MSRP.

 

Also if you buy the guide in tandem with the game at either GS or BB and are a rewards member for the store, the price of the guide drops to about $10. It's written by some of the top pro Madden players, similar to how the fighting game guide books are being done now by top fighting game pros.



#48 Philthy Bird  

Philthy Bird

Posted 08 August 2014 - 11:53 AM

Heard a rumor about a Madden demo coming Tuesday. 



#49 TimboSliceGB   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   5989 Posts   Joined 8.5 Years Ago  

TimboSliceGB

Posted 08 August 2014 - 03:48 PM

im getting the 70 doller version with 40 bucks of mut so will pass on that offer of s.g



#50 MSUHitman   former Checkmate Arcade Co-Host CAGiversary!   14797 Posts   Joined 14.1 Years Ago  

Posted 10 August 2014 - 01:09 AM

im getting the 70 doller version with 40 bucks of mut so will pass on that offer of s.g


Why not pay $10 for 6 more packs at launch?

FYI you only get 4 packs (3 Pro plus the 2014 Draft) at launch in that edition (plus your preorder bonus.) The other 30 or so packs come to you 3 per week for 10 weeks and if you forget to log in to redeem them, you lose them.

#51 Matt Young   Follow the buzzards CAGiversary!   15183 Posts   Joined 16.1 Years Ago  

Matt Young

Posted 10 August 2014 - 03:14 AM

Are you sure you lose them if you don't log in? That seems unusual since that was not how it worked with NHL 14. The weekly HUT bonus packs from preorders just piled up in the collection.

#52 TimboSliceGB   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   5989 Posts   Joined 8.5 Years Ago  

TimboSliceGB

Posted 10 August 2014 - 04:06 AM

i doudt you lose them i had the direct tv edition last year and after not playing mut for like 3 weeks i had 3 packs waiting for me



#53 Philthy Bird  

Philthy Bird

Posted 10 August 2014 - 01:15 PM

So when are we choosing teams through the lottery system?



#54 AvengedBacklog   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   13144 Posts   Joined 9.1 Years Ago  

AvengedBacklog

Posted 10 August 2014 - 02:11 PM

If any of you guys still have Madden 25, best buy is giving $25 for PS4/XB1 copies and $15 for PS3/360 copies this week along with a $10 off Madden 15 coupon. Good upgrade deal

#55 Matt Young   Follow the buzzards CAGiversary!   15183 Posts   Joined 16.1 Years Ago  

Matt Young

Posted 10 August 2014 - 03:40 PM

So when are we choosing teams through the lottery system?


I can't say nothing has been decided on since I don't know what Nate is thinking, but it has not even been announced for certain how we will be choosing teams.

#56 Dark Rider   The Bus Guy CAGiversary!   2888 Posts   Joined 10.1 Years Ago  

Posted 10 August 2014 - 04:12 PM

i doudt you lose them i had the direct tv edition last year and after not playing mut for like 3 weeks i had 3 packs waiting for me

Really? I am 99% sure I lost some packs last year when I forgot to log in a few times. It was really disappointing, but I thought MUT was sort of mediocre last year anyway. It hasn't been good since '12.



#57 MSUHitman   former Checkmate Arcade Co-Host CAGiversary!   14797 Posts   Joined 14.1 Years Ago  

Posted 10 August 2014 - 04:17 PM

Really? I am 99% sure I lost some packs last year when I forgot to log in a few times. It was really disappointing, but I thought MUT was sort of mediocre last year anyway. It hasn't been good since '12.

Yes I lost packs as well when I went back to check. I was able to get active codes for both 360 and PS3 from copies at GS that had been traded in and I had traded the games before the season was up.



#58 TimboSliceGB   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   5989 Posts   Joined 8.5 Years Ago  

TimboSliceGB

Posted 10 August 2014 - 04:53 PM

i pretty much play madden every day with 100 percent internet access so even if it does happen you lose packs it will never affect me so ut edition is 100 percent worth the money. 

 

Also i agree mut has gone stale for most ea sports games at this point. I also almost never play online seeing people do stupid things all i do is play single player stuff.  



#59 TheN8torious   Shhh...I'm Invisible CAGiversary!   16968 Posts   Joined 13.8 Years Ago  

TheN8torious

Posted 10 August 2014 - 06:48 PM

I also think MUT hasn't been good since 12. It jumped the shark when it became obvious and almost insulting that all they cared about was making money off of it. I mean, that was always the purpose of Ultimate Team. But at least in 12, they did a decent job masking it.

 

Cards were worth more to sell, collections didn't have 40+ cards in them, and they didn't have these ultra, special, only available for 5 days, cards that you basically HAD to play for if you wanted any shot at them. The most challenging thing in 12 became getting the bronze cards...which maybe seemed stupid, but it was better balanced than the way it is now.

 

Ultimate Team used to actually be about collecting cards and completing collections. Now, it's about giving EA as much of your money as possible. This is a direct quote from EA's financial reports on EA.com.

 

EA’s Ultimate Team services generated more than $380 million* in fiscal year 2014, with Madden Ultimate Team growing 90% year-over-year.

http://www.ea.com/ne...nancial-results

 

I seriously doubt MUT revenue is growing 90% each year from more people playing. It's from them finding new ways to get into your wallet. Most likely, I won't touch MUT this year. I'm much happier saving $20 on the game by pre-ordering it from Kmart, lol.



#60 TimboSliceGB   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   5989 Posts   Joined 8.5 Years Ago  

TimboSliceGB

Posted 10 August 2014 - 06:54 PM

i remember in i think was madden 13 i was able to make a 92 overall rank mut team by just doing collections and getting tons of coins for it and was easy to do seeing most collections had like 10 or so cards. i think that year i spent maybe ten bucks. madden 25 i tried to do the same and was just not possible unless you played alot/spent tons of money