Questions before I start a new career...

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Questions before I start a new career...

Postby Leena » 13 May 2009, 07:36

1) I've edited the .pak file to allow female heights to 200cm, so my Leelee has the highest serve power and smash potential. I assume it will work the same as the men's with no problems?

2) Playing styles. Do they give you any advantage or "bonus" on surfaces (volleyer on grass, defender on clay, etc...), or does it only alter what style you'll play (coming to net more, etc...)?

3) Is there an advantage to playing matchups (example: I noticed that I struggled vs. counterers with my players who were power baseliners. But, my defenders seemed to fare better against them. This might just be me, though...) I'm deciding if the Chameleon skill is worthwhile for strategic situations...

4) Form. Does this have any impact in matches other than exhaustion when one reaches 0%? I've played CPU opponents starting around 30%, and they seem to play like normal, even when they're near zero. My concern here is that if I play doubles, which tires you and hurts your form, I don't want to effect my singles' tournaments whatsoever.

5) Player skills. Basically for all of them... what do they really do? Kick/Topsin/Slice serve, do they just improve your serve on slow/normal/fast surfaces? Or raise your stats in any way? Early hit?

Sorry to be picky, but I'm a perfectionist and want to get this right. :)
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Re: Questions before I start a new career...

Postby manutoo » 13 May 2009, 18:21

Hello,

1- yup, I think it should be ok

2- a) The player style is used to determine the global force of a player depending of all his skills ; ie: a power baseliner will be stronger when raising his FH & BH skills than his volley skills.
b) Also, all skills are more or less important depending of the surface ; ie volley skills are more important to be strong on grass than on clay
a) & b) gets combined to get the player global force on the current match surface

3- Chameleon is quite interesting if u have a player with very homogeneous skills, coz he'll be stronger to play as a volleyer on grass and as a defender on clay
matchups means counter is better against power baseliner than defender, and other stuff like that ? it's possible, I'm not sure... :thinking: ... ;)
One sure thing is that the counter style needs to have a opponent who plays powerfully to use his ball speed...

4- form & stamina are compared to see if a player is low on energy. Read here for detail : http://www.managames.com/tennismanager/ ... html#match

5- u mean Talents, not Skills, right ?
The description should give a pretty close idea of the effect. So about the special serve, yup, they give a lil bonus depending of the surface.
The Early Hit gives a lil rally force bonus, as long as you're not over powered by your opponent...
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Re: Questions before I start a new career...

Postby Leena » 13 May 2009, 22:17

2) I didn't notice that with Brie, who was a power baseliner.

For most of the first year, I trained her equally trained her abilities EXCEPT volleys. So, she got up to around 70 on all her shots, and was about 20 in her volleys.

Then, for year 2 & 3, Brie mostly sparred with her teammates... and her volley skills ended up getting HIGHER than the rest. In year 3, Brie had roughly 80 in her strokes (with FH power higher, getting to 90 occasionally, which could be attributed to 2 stars of early hit?), and her volley skills were consistently over 85 (with smash much lower since Brie was the shortest height possible). Despite like never going to net.

Anyway, more to the point, I wasn't sure that the 3% "malus" penalty of changing a Punching Chameleon to a Defender would be worthwhile on clay, for someone with homogenous stats like Brie had. I think you're saying it would be. :)

3) I'll ask a little more specifically...

My opponent is a volleyer. I am a defender. If I change to a power baseliner, does that improve my chances of passing the net player? Are hidden skills like passing effected?

4) Let me see if I understand this...

If my stamina is at 70%... as long as my player's short term form remains above 44% (100 - 56), their quality of play will not drop due to lack of energy?

I still have found that this is not the case with the CPU, though. The glaring example being Ms. Navratilova in the early 90s, because she plays doubles and probably because she's old. Her short term form is always below 30, yet she's still a top player. As good as anyone near her skills that is near 100% in form.

5) Yes, I mean talents. Sorry.

One query here... on ball feeling (lulz), it suggests that would effect the special shots (drop shot, lob) more than volleys.

One more thing...

6) For doubles, would it be best to have your style as a volleyer, no matter the surface?
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Re: Questions before I start a new career...

Postby manutoo » 14 May 2009, 13:52

2) Early Hit doesn't change ur skills in ur character sheet ; the bonus is only applied during the match

About the malus, it could be worth it, rather than "would be"... ;)
The Defender is just a bit stronger than a power baseliner on clay, so the result isn't guaranteed... :fear:

3) The passing isn't a hidden skill in TEM.
And I should tell u a secret... The match simulation isn't that detailed, the players don't really come to net, all is about global force & weakness, so I cannot really give u a clear answer... :unsure:
But I'd try one anyway... :whistle: For both the power baseliner & the defender, the passings are equally important.

4) >> If my stamina is at 70% [...]
that's correct.
So if Navratilova's stamina is high, she can afford to have only 30% in short term form and still be competitive.

5) Right now, Ball Feeling affects the Drop Shot slightly more than the volleys, but there's no effect on the lob (the best lob possible is a strong strike with a lot of topspin, that doesn't fit very well with the idea of this talent, I think... )

6) In doubles, varied & volleyer use the special hidden "Double" style (ie: almost no baseline rally) ; other style use the volleyer style.
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Re: Questions before I start a new career...

Postby Leena » 14 May 2009, 21:33

One more question about playing style...

Which one is most beneficial for homogenous skills? Puncher or varied?
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Re: Questions before I start a new career...

Postby Leena » 15 May 2009, 07:34

Bump this over poop.
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Re: Questions before I start a new career...

Postby manutoo » 15 May 2009, 08:25

not sure what u mean by "Bump this over poop", so I'm still answering the question above... :P
I'd say it's the Varied...
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