Cheshyr - Manager Mode Feedback

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Cheshyr - Manager Mode Feedback

Postby Cheshyr » Wed Apr 15, 2015 2:31 am

Scroll bar on the Welcome Screen? http://misc.metacrow.com/cortex/2015_04_14_01.jpg

A little sad I have to rebuild my team customizations from scratch.

Scroll Bar Handle isn't clickable? Had to highlight text to scroll to the top. http://misc.metacrow.com/cortex/2015_04_14_02.jpg

I notice I had no involvement in the initial draft?

I like that we can assign field positions now.

Wheel scrolling seems to work on the Initial Big Summary.

The Interact option is nice. Glad to see how badly I'm going to get murdered on my first game. O.o

Wait, really? You can see the AI moves in Easy Mode? http://misc.metacrow.com/cortex/2015_04_14_03.jpg

Huh. Ok. I used it for the first play, and the flashing particles is a nice touch, if a bit dim. It does require the player to be able to read the situation a little. I refused to used it for the last 2 plays, and got thoroughly trounced, so... yeah. Probably a good call, for Easy mode.

Yardage reported to the 6th decimal place? http://misc.metacrow.com/cortex/2015_04_14_04.jpg

There is a lot of data on these player sheets and game reports. You can select the text, and I thought you might be able to copy-paste it out of the game, but Ctrl-C didn't work, or at least Ctrl-V didn't paste into notepad++ after the fact. Could see some interested external tools and reporting and league stuff if copy-paste were enabled.

There are way too many Binsters on the field. O.o

Oh! Easy Mode rendered his moves this time! It didn't render last time; just flashed where the waypoints would have ended up. Some of the destinations are a little weird... (arrow in far bottom right corner?) http://misc.metacrow.com/cortex/2015_04_14_05.jpg

Ok, yeah, this is all I'm getting when I click 'Turn' now (to show the AIs moves). http://misc.metacrow.com/cortex/2015_04_14_06.jpg

Even on easy, this is pretty brutal. :-p

The alternate game sims is clever. I was a bit taken aback at first; I think a lot of people will expect rendered sims. It might also be nice to skip them eventually, and just run them in the background.

So, we earn cash for playing games; more if we win games. Is this the money we use to purchase players? I notice a significant difference between the cash I'm earning and my available salary cap.

General first impressions: If it goes where I hope it's going, I love it. Persistent Manager League? Hell yes. Unlocking flair via gameplay is also a big win. I think this adds a lot more depth to the feel of the game, but that might be my addiction or Progression. We'll see if I'm jumping the gun after I make some progress. It was a little sad that even on Easy, my first win came from a Sim-ed game, instead of one I played myself.

It seems that player name customization is overwritten by the scripts. None of my custom player names stick, even with the appropriate checkbox selected.

Also, I can't seem to Interact with every coach on the screen. operator 703 has an Interact text, but no hover, and no response to click.

Players seem to come back from injury awfully fast. Had a player out for 19 days, but came back on next week update.

Had my first CTD, while watching sims during the first week of Normal Manager Mode. http://misc.metacrow.com/cortex/LVLeagu ... _15_01.zip
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Re: Cheshyr - Manager Mode Feedback

Postby Omroth » Wed Apr 15, 2015 9:03 am

Great feedback, thanks Cheshyr.
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Re: Cheshyr - Manager Mode Feedback

Postby Cheshyr » Sun Apr 26, 2015 4:38 pm

For the most part, I don't have much additional feedback. Everything seems to be working as expected, and I'm liking the long-form gameplay.

The new sim style grew on me, although I've seen some quirks while watching sims (throws over tall blocks against the edge of the map have occured). The sim customization options make taking a purely managerial role a lot more interesting.

When bidding on a new player, we can select an old player to cut. It'd be nice to see the stats of the to-be-cut player when we highlight them on the bid screen. Ideally we'd also have the potentially-incoming players stats shown as well, but that's not quite as important.

I'll post if anything else comes up, but I'm mostly looking for things that frustrate me, or things that can be fixed/tweaked with minimal effort. Overall I really like how this turned out.
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Re: Cheshyr - Manager Mode Feedback

Postby Cheshyr » Sun Apr 26, 2015 5:23 pm

Minor bugs:

Betting Dialog still moves up towards the top of the screen over time.

Starting season 2, after losing season 1, I no longer get payouts for normal game results (not better, just the rewards for wins or losses).
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Re: Cheshyr - Manager Mode Feedback

Postby Cheshyr » Sun Apr 26, 2015 5:35 pm

Hrm. Quit to desktop, reloaded save, and the UI is... weird.

Are we supposed to be allowed to continue if we lose the first season? If you keep clicking next (instead of quit), it allows it, and I thought that was intended (and desirable) behavior. But now that I'm seeing UI corruption, I'm a bit confused.

Attached screenshot and save.

http://misc.metacrow.com/cortex/2015_04_26_01.jpg
http://misc.metacrow.com/cortex/LVLeagu ... _04_26.zip
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Re: Cheshyr - Manager Mode Feedback

Postby Cheshyr » Sun Apr 26, 2015 9:41 pm

Playing on Easy - Manager. On the manager menu, the Robot Market Store button is visible, and you can purchase players, although they never show up on your roster.

http://misc.metacrow.com/cortex/2015_04_26_02.jpg
http://misc.metacrow.com/cortex/2015_04_26_03.jpg

I also noticed the prices for players dropped dramatically (1-4k range) when I started Easy. Starting up a Normal Manager mode brought the player prices back up into the 10-40k range.
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Re: Cheshyr - Manager Mode Feedback

Postby Cheshyr » Sun Apr 26, 2015 10:35 pm

Crash to Desktop when attempting to Sim my game on Manager Easy

http://misc.metacrow.com/cortex/LVLeagu ... _04_26.zip

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