?You haven't provided one logical reason behind a player's WE not decreasing when he isn't getting the built-in expected playing time for his grade level, all you keep saying is "well, in real life, I would...
Yes, I did. The sim is supposed to be based on real life, and it's simply not realistic for all (or even most) players to be so lazy they would lose motivation because they didn't get what they want as soon as they demand it.
The only group you could reasonably say that's true for most people is kids under 12 or so, or maybe those with an IQ under 75.
?I couldn't code that John Doe isn't getting his playing time, but since he was raised by his Pappy in a mining town of blue collar workers in West Virginia that just means he'll be the first in the gym and the last out until his coach puts him in - while also handling for the same scenario but for a kid who grew up in southern Cali and calls Mommy and Daddy (who are boosters, for an extra wrinkle) and have them complain to the coach about their son's playing time.
That's funny, because at one point WIS had coding for "character" which seemed to be more complex than a simple determination of "is the kid lazy or not", which is all I'm asking for.
All you'd need to do is have a simple system whereby either another rating or another variable determined the level of laziness of the kid and have coaches be able to research it somehow during recruiting, then have the kid respond appropriately during his career with your team.
?And, really, you "have to suffer through" this? Really?
In a manner of speaking, yes. I consider it to be a flaw that every player in the system is apparently inherently lazy.
Is anyone else convinced that bistiza's aliases thumbs-uped his posts on page 1 of this thread to give them stars?
I don't have any, so apparently someone agrees with me.
Seriously, have you not yet taken a hint from the fact that EVERYONE disagrees with you?
As you yourself pointed out, apparently without intending to, not everyone disagrees with me.
You seem to believe that if a few people agree with you and disagree with someone else, that means "everyone" agrees with you and disagrees with them. This is a logical fallacy and doesn't help support any argument you make.
Your stated approach to real-world coaching is nice and all, but I can guarantee you you would never keep a job at a Big 6 school IRL regardless of how good a coach you were with that philosophy.
I would simply take the same approach which creates successful hiring practices for me. That is to say, you don't look for the most talented, but the ones who are talented and are the most willing to work for you, regardless of the circumstances.
To put it into sim-like terms, if it were ratings, you'd want someone with a 50 at talent and a 99 at willingness to work rather than the other way around, because when the chips are down or you really need to rely on someone, the first guy will get the job done, but the second guy might complain and cause problems, or worse not get it done at all.
It's the same with coaching. It's not unrealistic to expect someone to be motivated and stay that way when he's on your team. In real life, these guys are being paid (in the form of a scholarship) to play basketball - that should be more than enough motivation, regardless of other circumstances. If it's not, there's the door, go play for someone else or pay your own way to school.
The game works in a way that everyone else thinks is realistic in this respect, not sure why it's so difficult for you to see that, but at least you should be intelligent enough to accept that if everyone else thinks it's realistic there's probably some truth to that.
As I already said, "everyone agrees" is a logical fallacy that doesn't mean anything substantial.
I see you believe what you're saying, but you've given me no logical reason to agree with you, so I don't. No matter how many people agree with you or disagree with me, that doesn't by itself mean anything.
If you can give me actual reasons to change my opinion, I will. But arguing over how many people agree with who doesn't do anything.
You've literally done nothing but complain about the sim since you popped back up here a few weeks ago.
Apparently you haven't read very many of my posts, because I've actually argued in favor of the way WIS does things on multiple occasions. Meanwhile, no offense, but it seems you have a very negative attitude toward me here when I'm simply seeking some ideas and answers.
If you hate it that much, leave. You're not posing things from the point of view that "Hey, I'm out of the loop, help me figure out how this game works now." It's, "Hey, they broke this game, everything about it seems to suck." Fine. If it sucks so much, leave. Don't let the door hit you on the *** too hard on your way out. Buh bye!
Actually, I AM posting things from the point of view of "help me figure this out". Apparently you've interpreted it some other way and have decided to attack me for it, which is uncalled for.
As much as you claim "everyone agrees" with you, so far it's only been you who has launched into a personal attack. I don't want to argue with you or deal with that kind of thing. I'm happy to hear your advice if you have it, but I don't attack you, and I'd appreciate it if you would extend the same courtesy.