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Franchise/Career Mode
#31
Why would Newcastle's location make it hard for them to sign players? The affordability? The beaches?
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#32
(07-20-2017, 02:24 PM)krypter Wrote: Man there is no pleasing some.  I haven't got it yet but I for one thought the career modes were quite well done in RLL3.  It's obviously no fifa but they were still pretty solid, obviously this time around they have focused on gameplay and by the look of it have done a lot of work into how the game actually plays.  If they had brought out a game with the exact same gameplay as RLL3 but with a career mode as in depth as say fifa.  I swear you guys would have your pitchforks out even more than you do now.

$720k for benji marshall, $430k for darius boyd.

Please, move along.
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#33
(07-20-2017, 02:24 PM)krypter Wrote: Man there is no pleasing some.  I haven't got it yet but I for one thought the career modes were quite well done in RLL3.  It's obviously no fifa but they were still pretty solid, obviously this time around they have focused on gameplay and by the look of it have done a lot of work into how the game actually plays.  If they had brought out a game with the exact same gameplay as RLL3 but with a career mode as in depth as say fifa.  I swear you guys would have your pitchforks out even more than you do now.

A new game comes out once every 3 years. I think I have a right to be upset that they haven't really touched the mode that I play the most by far. Also, if you look at the impressions quite a few people are getting frustrated with the gameplay so there is a chance we will have poor gameplay and the same career mode.

For me I can actually get over sub par gameplay for a more in depth career mode. I know I'm in the minority though.
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#34
(07-20-2017, 02:24 PM)krypter Wrote: Man there is no pleasing some.  I haven't got it yet but I for one thought the career modes were quite well done in RLL3.  It's obviously no fifa but they were still pretty solid, obviously this time around they have focused on gameplay and by the look of it have done a lot of work into how the game actually plays.  If they had brought out a game with the exact same gameplay as RLL3 but with a career mode as in depth as say fifa.  I swear you guys would have your pitchforks out even more than you do now.

So what you're saying is that we should be happy if, in 2-3 years, the only improvement to a game is gameplay? There should be improvements to essentially any aspect of a game that needs improvements. And, based off these forums/Facebook/YouTube, many, many people wanted improvements to career mode. We weren't asking for a whole reinvention of it, just some features that have been in many sports games for over a decade (including previous interactions of rugby league games). That seems fair to me.
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#35
(07-20-2017, 02:30 PM)Steeler Wrote: Why would Newcastle's location make it hard for them to sign players?  The affordability? The beaches?

- Smaller area so harder to attract players when Newcastle offers a third party agreement worth 100k and Brisbane turn around and offer a third party agreement for 400k (This cost them Jack Bird and probably a few others over the years) 

- Location wise it's two to three hours from Sydney City. Most players in their primes who have children, houses etc don't want to pack up and move 2-3 hours north because then they'd have to move their house, move their kids etc. This is why Newcastle can only really attract young players, fringe first graders or guys who were good 3-4 years ago but now are not. When push comes to shove the big name Sydney players are going to be more open going to Brisbane, Melbourne, Gold Coast or one of the Sydney teams before packing up to Canberra or Newcastle.

- In terms of other things that attract young people (Nightlife, Casinos, Big Events etc) Newcastle is kind of similar to Wollongong (Where I'm from and I remember you are also) in that they can't really offer too much of that stuff. It's hard to turn down 750,000 a year from South Sydney where you have enough money to rent a beautiful apartment in the nice part of town and you're a ten minute walk from all the trendy clubs, every major concert/sporting event etc etc.


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I do think Newcastle have recruited well this year in real life. Kalyn Ponga looks to be a future star, Moga is a solid first grader with potential whilst SKD and Guerra are both former representative players who will offer a great deal of experience. If they get Ese'ese which they apparently have he's another solid upgrade. If Rory Kostjaysn puts on a Knights jumper and plays in 2018 they'd have a pretty strong team and would probably finish close to the 8.

Of course good players attract other good players as well so maybe Newcastle will finally snag a big star player for the first time since 2012.
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#36
Yet the vast majority of Dragons players, who could easily live in either Sydney or Wollongong, choose to live down here. That was the case even before Wayne Bennett moved the training to Wollongong.
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#37
Newcastle not attracting players has nothing to do with their location. You put Andrew Johns in that side, and players will come. You could make the same comment about the Cowboys. The Cowboys must suck because they are even more remote than the knights right? No - They have the various JT's, Coote, Morgan etc. all these guys have had the ability to move to a more "desirable" location.

Nerfing teams is a bloody shit idea. It only happens in real life, because teams virtually cheat.
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#38
Just received my copy a couple of hours ago. If you're a big fan of Career mode you're going to be greatly disappointed.

New updates that are good:

- You can pick an Origin side

- The loyalty feature although I haven't seen it in play yet.

New updates that are bad:

- You cannot pick any other representative team. The Country team featured Boyd Cordner, Josh Jackson, Brett Morris, Josh Morris, Trent Merrin and a bunch of other dudes that don't need to "try out" for the Origin team.

- You can pick your own Origin team but the opposing team is the same as all prior editions of the game with stupid choices running rampant. Michael Morgan and Jonathan Thurston in the starting line up whilst Cooper Cronk comes off the bench, Billy Slater, Greg Inglis and other star players not even being picked. Gallen being available for NSW despite retiring from representative football last year. State of Origin for some reason is on a Saturday night.

- Playing as Newcastle in a "rebuild Newcastle" game and after re-signing all my players I had 800k left to play with (Newcastle in real life had about 3 million) which allowed me to sign Kalyn Ponga at 400k (Realistic) but nobody else due to how much players cost. Just for a reference point, Jack Cogger who is rated at like 70 overall and has played 6 NRL games in real life was 600,000 dollars to re-sign to the Knights whilst Dane Gagai was about 350k. Broken.

- A lot of the overall ratings are just really bad. Nathan Peats is the 8th best hooker in all of New South Wales (Damien Cook is first), Super League players are eligible for NSW despite the Blues never picking a Super League player to my knowledge. It really does come across that whoever was in charge of career mode is a casual NRL fan at best.
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#39
jeebus!
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#40
You would think after 4 attempts all this loose weird stuff would be ironed out but alas for every step forward its 2 steps back somewhere else. The prices of players is a serious concern
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