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Old 03-27-2014, 05:52 PM   #41
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1)Do you have some initial thoughts on player ratings? Since the plan is to develop both games into one universe, could the ratings scale be built so that there's no "translation" between college and pro?

The current system has been designed to take into account college ratings to a certain degree. It may have trouble at the lower end of HS ratings though.

2)Will the development of a college system delay development or the release of the pro version?

If it happens I can imagine it will be the main feature of that version, so all the time for development will be used to for that. e.g. V5, main feature = College, and not too much else.
I wonder if using a broader ratings scale range to cover everything from HS thru Pro would make HS and lower level college play a mess. Here's what I mean:

My question was whether a top level NFL QB would be a 92, let's say, while a top level college QB would top out at 72, let's say. In other words, the ratings scale (overall, skills, etc) mimic real life. Let me explain.

A HS player who is highly recruited by numerous college programs is, in real life, playing far beyond a "HS" level, even though he's still in HS. Maybe some of his teammates level out at "standard" HS players, but he is "a man among boys" so to speak. His age categorizes him as a HS player, but his skills, measurables, and maturity may equate to many college freshman (or beyond). It's just that he's stuck in a HS player's body.

The same holds true for many college players. Think of all those All-Americans who play so far beyond a "college level" that they could be drafted into the NFL after only their junior year.

I argue that the way we rate a player can be absolute. Not relative to his level of play. In OOTP, we do have the option to rate players based on all players in the league vs only the players at his position, so in a sense, there is already a living example.

This is getting beyond the college football discussion and into player ratings too much, so I'm going to wrap up by saying that I appreciate that at least we can look forward to a richer game experience.
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Old 03-27-2014, 07:12 PM   #42
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Presuming I've understood what you mean, then yes, that is how it will work.
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Good points on the roster size thing, ConStar.
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