About the world tour, can I ask why player's statistics fluctuate so? Example: Carlos Moya in my '09 season has a great start, secures a top ten position, then his stats drop suddenly to the 40s. I understand maybe he is old or w/e but this seems to happen with lots of players. May i suggest a similar thing to what they used to to do in Championship Manager and Football Manager games? In these games each player has stats which are visible but also many invisible stats (temperament, form, pressure play, mental stuff etc etc.). The challenge of this game was this hidden element, players who had high stats wouldn't always be fantastic and these invisible stats played perhaps an even bigger part than what is listed on the sheet sometimes (less so with well known players as they, obviously, had great invisible stats) - in the interface. I realise there is a strong element in TE of form too and i can tell when i player different players on different days when they are playing clutch or not. There are moves in the right direction however when i play players who are outside the top 100 - 150 I find that the disparity is far too much in the visible element. I played Nicholas Mahut recently and his stats were all in the 30s. While we can debate as to whether these are accurate the problem is is that, in my opinion, the difference between rank 29 and rank 129 is not physical (forehand power 30 to 70 as it was vs Mahut) but an ability to sustain top player for a good period. Players in lower ranks should be allowed higher stats, even threatening stats, because getting their game together consistently is often their main problem more so than just 'leveling up' of points. We often see upsets in tennis however vs the CPU this is pretty impossible as the entire tour game is far too reliant on visible stats. The good thing about the championship/ football manager series is that there is this entire undercurrent of form etc.... have a look at one of their editors and it is clear to see how well developed this is.
I've played the World Tour for a while now and I CAN see differences. TBF Mahut did trouble me, albeit slightly, now and then and it ended 6-2 6-0 6-3 however I can see there are lots of that can be done to perhaps change the statistics system to make it more interesting and more challenging. Have a look here http://www.footballmanager.ws/wp-conten ... 00x359.gif
. As a 'world' tour' template Champ manager/ football manager is the best because so much is hidden and developing throughout the game, changing each time you start a new one, as it develops.
The good thing about this model can be seen here: OK FED may have 100 'important match' attribute however this attribute is superseded to some extent by FORM/ CONFIDENCE/ FITNESS (injuries etc.)/ MOTIVATION/ etc. The most annoying thing that could happen with hidden stats is that they could become a spamming tactic: i.e. playing fed means he always plays amazingly on break points - ok he often does, 16 times and counting, but we can also cite times when he hasn't just as much- however it is how these stats vary as to form etc. which makes them interesting. I can see how TE has elements of this already however I hope these is just the start of something more complex and exciting
. An exciting thing could be to have a player with average stats, perhaps we could call Ferrer this man, who fights amazingly.Someone like Monfils has so much more in his locker (we can imagine all of his stats being higher i'd expect) but really struggles to A) keep fit and B) maintain a high quality of tennis. Ok simulating clowning is a little far ahead i expect but whatever the case is Monfils has better STATS than Ferrer but his hidden attributes mean he has not been top five or gone far in a GS. As the poster above said Federer is much easier to beat than Nadal, the problem here is that Fed's ability to win titles doesn't translate to the court just as much as a defender is harder than a 'normal' player. We need to talk about 'match play' attributes and not just stats.