Friday, July 18, 2008


Posters over at Operation Sports (and Tiburon developers have confirmed) that the sliders are broken--adjusting the Human sliders also adjust the CPU settings, and the CPU setting don't to do anything. Here's a comment from an NCAA 09 designer on the OS forums:
What the testers seem to think is CPU sliders don't do anything. The Human sliders change the Human AI and the CPU AI concurrently. They are now updating their test plans to cover this better so bugs like this will get caught in the future.

Let me get this straight. This game has come out annually since 2001, and Tiburon has been the developer for six out of seven years (NCAA 2004 was the exception, I believe). And their test plan didn't include making sure the sliders worked?

Do you see why I think this series (and Madden) should be taken away from Tiburon?

Let's see how long it takes to get this fixed via a patch. If it's like last year, the over/under is two months. Plus, since roster editing is DOA out of the box, and they've already said they're going to fix that with an emergency path, sliders aren't even at the top of the list right now.

Thanks to Dan Spezzano for letting me know about this.

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