Patch 7.14

19/02/19 17:43
OK, so patches 7.12 and 7.13 were clandestine corrections to the cock ups in 7.11 is my guess. They just didn't want to let us know they were sorting their crap out. Jeez, why not tell us guys and get the kudos for coming clean?

I now have a little difficulty with the patch notes , which I sense have lost a little in the translation. Intensity, hmmm. They are neither giving us control over it, nor exposing its mechanics, so I guess we have to "suck it and see" through process of elimination … again! But what is the difference between intensity and rhythm in the game anyway?

And as for the shop/auction. This is going to be fun, not. The auction allowed the Visa boys to fight it out for highest bidder wins. Now they can buy at a fixed price, no doubt set to fill the SN coffers, which will price the non-flexers out of contention.

These things are sheer desperation by the devs. Just fix the known shortcomings and polish the game.
24/02/19 16:46
I think its great to introduce and tweak game engine parameters. Thats how rugby evolves as a strategy in the real world. It should never be a once of search for the Holy Grail and then you have the key for eternity.

Changing the parameters slightly during each off season would be best, then the really good teams will show their colours and adapt quicker than the rubbish teams.
24/02/19 16:47

I'd also like to know how this intensity parameter is supposed to work, and what is the logic/motivation behind it?

If it works similar to a weather pattern and applies to all teams, that would be great. So for example, mid season - teams tend to get tired due to heavy pitches - then those teams with the highest rhythm would suffer more - that would be great.

I hope it applies to all teams equally though. Then all would have to adapt and it would be another great parameter to sort the good teams from the great teams.
26/02/19 12:40
I would also appreciate if someone can add more light on the intensity parameter subject?
27/02/19 15:07
Anybody got a translation on intensity yet. I have my surfboard ready for the first of the three “waves”