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The Broken Gameplay Thread

TomH

Pro 2
I posted this on EA’s new discord server. I figure it will be deleted & I’ll likely get banned, so I’ll post it here. Would like to hear other’s experience, other gameplay issues I’ve missed, and anything I’m saying that you disagree with. I should have added the one drive nerf in lvl. It’s been brutal the last couple weeks. Example - today using 114 SS vs 113 SS, I had a +4 1st drive. +4!! Followed by a +15. This is ridiculous. They’ve made so many changes & nerfs that the game is entirely in control of outcomes.


1. Get rid of “reverse OVR nerf.” I’m no longer spending on the game because of that — There is no reason to spend now.

2. Bring back blocking. Before S4 you could block outside shots. And even if not blocked it was heavily contested & often a miss. There is tremendous lag built into block button now. And pretty much every ai outside shot is a make, regardless of that card’s ovr or stats. All ai cards shoot the same - deadly, regardless of the defense.

3. Let...
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Anatdoc

All-Star 3
yup the 3s counting as mid range/ the out of bounds/ the crazy scoring with contact.. its like they find things to add to make the gameplay worse
 

TomH

Pro 2
yup the 3s counting as mid range/ the out of bounds/ the crazy scoring with contact.. its like they find things to add to make the gameplay worse
I thought I was just being lazy shooting corner 3s and getting on the Line, until I started watching the shooters feet. I figure this costs me 3 per drive, 6 per lvl tourney.
 

TomH

Pro 2
Also the frozen guard/ shoot button that results in a full court heave after ai makes a shot. I used to think it was device driven. But it happened on my old iPad and my iPhone. And it continued with the new iPad I bought.
 

dub365

All-Star 1
I've been wanting to punch someone in the face over the "difficulty level" in getting a turnover. Been going on a long time now. I can block 10 shots and 8 times the ball will go right back to the CPU. Even worse, waaaaay too often, they'll get the loose ball and make the next shot, regardless of how well defended it is. I can't tell you how many times I've had 4+ blocks on one single CPU possession and they got every loose ball & ended it with a made basket that I had zero chance of stopping.

Loose balls on steals are impossible to get half time too. You've got your big man blazing from the Post to suddenly grab the loose ball like he knew you were about to knock it away.
 

TomH

Pro 2
I've been wanting to punch someone in the face over the "difficulty level" in getting a turnover. Been going on a long time now. I can block 10 shots and 8 times the ball will go right back to the CPU. Even worse, waaaaay too often, they'll get the loose ball and make the next shot, regardless of how well defended it is. I can't tell you how many times I've had 4+ blocks on one single CPU possession and they got every loose ball & ended it with a made basket that I had zero chance of stopping.

Loose balls on steals are impossible to get half time too. You've got your big man blazing from the Post to suddenly grab the loose ball like he knew you were about to knock it away.
I’m just swatting at flies. It’s crazy.
 

TomH

Pro 2
I’ve the reached the point that the game is unplayable for me. No reason to wait for the season reset to quit. I won’t play lvl again. I just played two lvl drives where their Simmons threw up 5 alley oops, all 5 were terrible and hit the floor, all 5 were immediately picked up opponent and layed in. For 4 minutes they scored every possession. Steals were off the table - I mean forget about it. I’m done being jerked around by a game that no longer admits of any user input. The results are pre-determined now. whether that was EA’s intent or not, is irrelevant. They can’t undo the Cluster f### they’ve created. Might as well just autoplay as manual play. It’s come to that.

Good luck, gentlemen, on your future endeavors. I’ll prolly stop by, but there is nothing left of this game to keep me playing. It’s not even a shadow of its former self. It’s nothing now but a card collecting game. EA doesn’t know how to fix gameplay because EA Brian admited in S3 that they were clueless about the source code. That is why every single time they try to fix gameplay they make it worse. At least we used to get a couple days of reasonable play a week. Now it’s a daily drudge of rigged Gameplay after rigged gameplay. And EA won’t even acknowledge there is a problem. I’ve been a chump long enough.
 
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Altavilla

Pro 1
I agree with 1, 6 and 11

For this next one it's important to keep in mind that I´ve been trying to stay out of gameplay modes where the gameplay is the most frustrating for me (out of LvL for almost 1 year now and keeping SD to a minimum of 1-2 daily games, most of them on autoplay), so...
I disagree with or haven't noticed what you mentioned in 2, 3, 4, 5, 8, 9, 12 and 13.

I don't understand 7 and 10.

I can live with the gameplay issues. This is a work in progress and I still remember how impressed I was when I first checked out this app.
The thing that bugs me is the whole OVR system. I don't get it.
I don't get how, on season facing a team 5 ovrs below mine, the AIs seem to be balanced. And facing one 4 ovrs below crushes my AI.
I don't get why, on SD facing a team 2 ovrs below mine, the opponent's AI gives me a very hard time and in the next match, facing one with the same ovr as me, it goes back to normal difficulty.
This nonsense related to ovrs happens the most when EA updates difficulty.

By now I learned to protect myself from this, by avoiding more frustrating game modes and by keeping my ovr lower. I still have a lot of fun playing this game and maybe some game modes just aren't for me. If they don't mess with my coin stash I will probably keep playing this game for a long time.
The incentive to pay is very small since we're only paying for shiny new cards, not for the gamplay advantage one would expect. So I figure this may be because their priority is to attract and hold new players and they think 108s being able to crush 114s helps that. Maybe it does.
 

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