Andrew wrote:The situation with missing players is concerning, and hopefully they sort that out. As for the ratings changes, it's something that they need to be careful with, because a small sample size can lead to players being grossly overrated or underrated. I don't think that's an issue though; the changes they've been making are logical based on current and sustained performance.
I think far more people would be frothing at the mouth if they waited until the end of the season to update player ratings.
I would be fine with the constant player updates if it wasn't for the issue of missing players (assuming the two are related). I can't be the only one who would rather have full rosters than constant updates. It seems like it would make people more upset to not even have the players they want updated available to play with.
I can see how it wouldn't bother those who play mostly LUT, MyPLayer or Dynasty because players don't show up missing in those modes. I play mostly Head 2 Head and if I want to play with the Cavs then LeBron, Shawn Marion and Kevin Love are gone. The Thunder? Durant is gone. Spurs have no Tony Parker. Have fun without Jabari Parker if you like the Bucks.
The other day the Cavs still had Love and was only missing Lebron and Marion. I played the Spurs and they were missing Parker. I beat the dude but felt like it was a bad win because they were missing Parker and did not have their whole team.
For people who play online competitively it is more important to have full rosters. My main team, the Cavs, has three players missing that I start. Love, James and Marion. Sure I can still beat most people I play without these three but that is not good enough because if I run into a good player who is on their game and running with a team like the Spurs or Clippers I could be in big trouble.
Luckily there are a few other teams I can use and not miss a step but I still enjoy using the Cavs way more. I switch it up every now and then any way but like I said I prefer the Cavs so the game has been less enjoyable for me the past few days.
If the masses truly prefer the constant updates instead then so be it. It isn't neccessarily a game breaker for me. But I highly doubt Thunder, Cavs, Spurs, Bucks (and many other teams) fans enjoy missing the best players off their team.