First of all thx a lot to you guys for your responses! I wasn’t able to post an answer earlier, sorry for that.
yes, I forgot to mention that i like / love this great game too! And that’s why such issues keep frustrating me! I don’t want to quit playing it. But I was pretty sure about my assumption concerning an algorithm that causes that change in player’s skills, since there are so many parameters like fitness and speed of player, consistency, precision and power of shots etc. that could easily be influenced by the engine.
well, as I wrote, this is exactly what I actually did, checking the delay / lag ratio. I think I am aware of the function of delay setting and the effect on keys reaction etc. The parameters were the same every time. Yesterday for instance I played that “penetrator“ guy with ELO 990. My service was lame (barely caught the 200 kmh, while in other matches first serves successfully done with the acceleration button usually have 210-230 kmh), my shots were lame, no angle etc. We played 3 sets, he totally crushed me. I felt heavy and powerless during the matches. After that I played „zimny“ ELO 2300 and i won 6-3. My service was solid and fast. It was a totally different feeling during the whole match. Honestly, idk how to explain this effect.
After all I guess I will go on playing - lol
– because TE2013 is a really great great tennis simulation (!) and it is so addictive!
yes I’m referring to online matches. And as I wrote the delay conditions were the same exactly. There must be something else existing that influences the gameplay (and which i am not aware of). Just to avoid frustration I always try to keep the parameters the same – as much as possible. But again: fun predominates and I am so grateful for this game! No matter if on- or offline experience: still all kudos to manutoo for creating the greatest tennis simulation game ever (imho)!