Hello everyone, i've been playing the game for some time, but i'm new in the forum. I would like to give my ideas to TE4.
TE 2013 is great, i'm giving my ideas based on what i think the game could improve
I think Manu should add more animations in terms of variety, such as sliding (players should slide "always", "never" or "only on clay"), trick shots (betwen the legs front and back, jumping, etc, etc. A good example would be Monfils), Chang's serve, etc, etc. Of course a lot more of anims in quantity would be more than welcome.
Here i'm asking for movment on the clothes, a more dynamic, realistic presentation. And a basic pettition: In "Wimbledon" players should always play in all white.
But the improvment i think should come from how clothes are managed. What if clothes are treated like kits, instead of separated shirt, shorts... So a kit would be a single image that contains the shirt, shorts, socks, shoes, handcuff, hair accesories and (not actually sure) the racket and hair (Young Agassi and old one).
This way it'll be easier to manage and mod. However we should be able to mix parts (play in roger shirt with rafa shorts). Kits will have a name, for example "Player xx - Roland Garros 2012" so you can identify them, and have as many as you want ("Training xx","Davis Cup xx","Exhibition" xx).
This idea is based basically in how cloth is treated in football games, like FIFA or PES
Dynamic surface on all courts. Especially on clay, we should see the degradation, slides of the players, bounces of the ball (they get reset after a few games), clay on player's shoes and socks. Also on other courts there's this degradation (although less notorious than on clay).
Also, courts should be implemented inside Tournaments. So, for example we should have Arthur Ashe Stadium, Louis Armstrong Stadium inside US Open. This way we can have as many courts as we want ("Arthur Ashe", "Arthur Ashe 80's", etc). This also adds realism because the lower your rank, the lower the court you play (In US Open, if you are WC and you play against an unseeded player you play on court 10).
Ideally there should be a "Court creation/editing tool" where modders can create a court in 3D, so we can all enjoy.
I have a few more ideas, but i would like to know what you guys think, and especially Manu. Please let me know if there's a technical reason for not to implement some of my suggestion.