Super easy. Yeah ok.
Some of you people are clearly out of touch with reality.
I personally would like to see max total pause time of 60-90 seconds for an entire game. If you cant make substitutions and use the washroom to take a leak in that time frame then you should have to forfiet or not have entered the game in the first place.
I want to play. Not sit and stare at my screen waiting for you to finish pissing around. Your problems are not mine and vice versa.
Not everyone is an elite player. What should be done is to make the bosses replayable for half the initial entry fee without losing progress. Last year in the inning programs if you got stuck on a moment you could skip it and still do the others for program points, this year it is all or nothing for 70 (not really fun for the average player).
Just for clarification, I like the showdowns and have had pretty good success so far (beat 1st inning on 1st try and have beat AL Central 3 times)
All losses should be repayable (while losing the reward option if you win after a loss). Time is the only thing that should be lost in 'solo' modes. Someone really good will breeze by quickly while someone not as good will take longer.
I do love the concept of the mode tho. Very different and could be a lot of fun IMO
Also, maybe tone down the [censored] ninja-like diving and jump catch animations lol
The thing is that someone who isn't really good could always choose to grind out the stat missions instead, it'll just take longer. Or you can try and improve your game so that you CAN complete the showdowns. Either way, the cards are obtainable for free for everyone. It's just the path to it that is different.
Really good+ players will always have a leg up on everyone else. As they should. They will make it to CS and WS and get those rewards. They will win events at a quicker rate and probably get the "bonus" rewards.
These players will always have the best rewards and earn them at a quicker rate than everyone else. All I'm saying is that showdown shouldn't completely penalize the non-elite player more than they already are.
I would agree with you if they made the showdown on HOF difficulty. But come on man, it's Veteran. That's totally fair. And like I said countless times before, you're not being penalized because you can still do the stat missions.
You really think these diving and jump catch animations are veteran? I can 100% tell you none of that happened in the 5-10 conquest games I played on veteran. Pitch speeds were also slower than in showdown.
I just looked at the first inning Showdown and you have to win the every mission up to and including the first boss in order to earn your entry stubs back.
In the Divisional Showdowns you have to win the the first six moments, including the first boss just to break even.
Now, add to that the fact that people were having a hard time with them and the fact that yesterday's patch made hitting harder (and PCIs smaller) and it just seems like a recipe in frustration for anyone who is not great at hitting already.
It doesn't excuse the fact that they actually have someone who is paid to look for things that are too much in our favor and change it back to house rules instead of just letting us have this 1 simple thing.
I am definitely not making excuses for them I think they pretty much screwed all the players like myself who are, at best, only average at the game. The elite players are good enough that they will fly through these Showdowns in very little time. It is the rest of us who get screwed when they make hitting harder across the board.
Been my argument from the get go on here. The very good players will breeze through this and get their rewards no matter the difficulty level - certainly at a much faster rate than us average players. What SDS is doing here is making sure the rich get richer.
I was fully prepared to drop a few hundred on this game again this year after how awesome content and most modes were last year. I'm super happy I didn't ante up for stubs at the beginning and won't until I see something that gives us average players a legitimate shot at beating modes like this.
I encouraged about 8 of the madden players in my league to buy the show saying how awesome the game and content was. I'm looking like a major [censored] to them right now.
I am certainly taking a wait and see approach before buying any amount of stubs right now that's for sure. Glad I didn't buy any on the 13th like I was planning on doing.
It seriously baffles me why someone would want to squint in attempt to see the ball in a video game.
Do some people just enjoy torture or do they have some sort of glasses they wear that tunes out the blinding brightness?
I have yet to jump into RS. Been playing mostly MTO, conquest, and event games to help boost the team a bit. I got the 40 event wins so I either play more MTO or start in on RS but I'm really not looking forward to the Veteran difficulty lol
I'd rather start in AS. At least it's not a complete free for all in AS.
Last year I never understood all the whining about this topic. Who gives a [censored], the virtual stats are meaningless.
This year I can understand the gripe a little bit as there are stat missions for some players.
Still, I will take an early quit if I can get one and move on.