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Madden 21 Wishlist

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  • Please do not waste RAM adding a bunch of useless features to franchise mode or mut. I know there's a lot of people who aren't very good at actually playing the game of Madden. Hence the reason why we have things like previous play and simulation vs competitive setting, and the ability to adjust things like XP sliders and player speed threshold etc. etc. These people constantly moan for non essential gameplay features to give them something to do besides actually play the game. I think it's because they Know most likely when they do an L is coming. However let's not forget that the essence of Madden should and always be about the gameplay itself. I think once again that EA did a good job at capturing more of the old school feel of wide open gameplay that rewards the users ability to click the buttons. I enjoy being able to push a post route up the seem like a streak, or low ball a deep dig and rac catch it while swerving out of the way of a linebacker. If anything bring back NFL head coach and let those people play that while is hardcore Madden players can enjoy Madden.

    I would like to see better run animations for D linemen and linebackers. Just because they aren't Lynn Swann types with nimble ballerina feet doesn't mean that they have to run like donkey Kong.

    I also notice that some ballcaries run with the ball high and tight with small choppy steps and some more like they are carrying a baton with slower strides. Those players seem to not be as agile or fast. Please even that out.

    Do away with minimum speed threshold and game types I.e. comp or sim. Just trust that how you design the game is good enough like you did back in the day. When u only allowed the skill level to be changed. Use that extra memory for improved mechanics.

    When playing online ranked give people the option to play in all Madden so they can practice there schemes against the best competition.

    Show how many franchise leagues a user has joined and quit.

    Fix the issue where X-factor players are only superstars on the field, and don't have their X-Factor abilities.

    Make it to where it doesn't snow or rain in every single playoff game for bad weather cities during franchise play.

    Slim down the ankle spat so it doesn't look like the player is wearing a cast boot on his feet, and allow for more sock level adjustments Like double socks and being able to bring the colored part of the sock down lower like Odell Beckham does.



  • Here's a clip from a franchise game I played in my league a few days ago. You can't tell me that this game isn't fun and exciting to play if you know how to actually play.


  • Float1011
    2 posts New member
    I'll hold a guy to 200 yds passing but he'll be like 16/19 with 4 tds and 2 ints on All-Madden. QB accuracy needs fixing.

    The draft. These guys have bad and weird stats unlike the real players in the game, fix this. I got offered a 3rd Rd pick in the 2020 draft for my 2nd Rd pick in the 2020 draft.

    The trades are ridiculous, you need to be getting a horrible deal for the cpu to consider it.

    I can't do a hard count. It never draws the defense offsides I only get false starts. They give u the option to try and jump the count yet u can't actually use this against the cpu.

    I want to throw way to the left bc my receiver has the inside 1 on 1. 99 speed. I pull it left with my 99 thp 92 deep accuracy qb. He only will pull it a little left if my guy was running a streak and my gut stops stride to try and catch it. Give us the freedom to pass to a spot somehow or just let me pull the throw more?

    I finished my first season just did the draft and wondered why I even did it. You can't try to sign scouts and trainers it says it's random. Just won the Super Bowl and was the highest valued Franchise. I see a bunch of trainers level 27-30 it said leaning towards Dolphins. I wind up with some lvl 7 guy even though I fired my guy. Why?

    These kind of mistakes make me feel like they're not even trying or checking their work.
  • Float1011
    2 posts New member
    Oh and give us some classic teams and some real uniform customization it's 2020 with! Let me make a custom team with regular players and create a players in exhibition mode
  • Coaches should be allowed to interview for each open job available or have other option to become a coordinator like the college game. This would be more fun then having to retiring and picking another team and losing your coaching record. One other thought we should be able to ask players to reconstruct their contract.
  • Swaby5
    1 posts New member
    -Ability to play Online coop franchise multiple players
    -Ability to draft past draft classes in franchise mode like nba 2k ex: rookie mike vick
    -More robust pass rushing system, instead of button mashing. Button combos or sticks or d-pad for pass rush moves (swim, bull, bend,spin etc)
    -Robust create a team like nba 2k, downloadable logos etc, if not, add college teams to relocation uniforms ex: lsu, fsu, clemson
    -pre combine 40 estimations
    -strafe on offense
    -actual different qb release quickness ratings and animations that make a difference
    -reach for the first down or touch down
  • For MUT: "Halftime adjustments" whereby you get the option to activate potentially a whole new top 3 with abilities/X factors on offense or defense. Like, if your opponent's pass rush is overwhelming, take abilities off a number 2 WR and switch it over to a LT with Pass Block Elite to try to shore up pass pro. Or take pass-catching abilities off of a McCaffrey type to activate a RB with Bruiser abilities to try to run the clock out after a healthy lead going into the second half. Or switch all abilities to DB's to try to prevent a second half comeback. But it's just one opportunity at halftime to change philosophy or to adapt personnel to change your plan of attack. It'd incentivize hoarding a whole roster full of different specialists for different situations.

    A Space-Eater ability for larger DT's, where two blockers are occupied at all times so that an edge rusher can never be double-teamed, for instance. But offset it with the ability to deploy a RB or TE to chip a DE before going out on a route.

    PLEASE eliminate punt safe glitch for solo battles, and make everyone in the Top 100 earn their place with effective play on offense/defense rather than by exploitation of something that has been long overdue for a patch.

    And most importantly, for me, a formation editor or play editor (not necessarily an actual full-on play creation tool, but something simple that won't break the competitive balance of the game) that would allow one to edit things like direction of roll outs via play action, flip or shorten/lengthen certain routes on stock plays, adapt the blocking scheme manually, etc..
  • Enable us to compare stats and see history in online H2H again. Also, fix the ranking not showing problem. Also in online H2H, put weather back in, more and realistic penalties, put injuries back in, put allowing us to challenge plays back in, all of which you took out starting with '19. Will not buy '21 unless those functions work again.
  • mword8
    2 posts New member
    Have more cities in the US to relocate to and more teams to choose from.

    Be able to relocate teams without using Owners Mode.

    Be able to move teams from one division or conference to another.

    The rushing record is 28, not 31. It's been that way for years now.

    The receiving record is compared to the rushing record. It's been that way for years now.

    Add more records, for example, longest field goals.
  • mword8
    2 posts New member
    Just go back before Madden 13.
  • Gixxer75011
    4 posts New member
    Madden 21 wishlist
    I have been playing madden for 20+ years and all my interest is in the offline franchise mode. With that said I love playing the game almost as much as doing all the offseason stuff and running the team.

    GAME PLAY: always look forward to seeing better more realistic graphics and better mechanics. Get rid of the pro bowl and start giving first and second team ALL PRO nods if the player earned it and that could great boost the players overall. Have a hall of Fame voting or just inductions.Tackling could use a bit more work along with keep a secondary stat sheet for a players playoff stats. Better blocking by the OL. Also players being hit well catching the ball almost always drop it that needs to be fixed. Giving out fines for off field issues or league can hand out suspension if he is a off color character. I would like a more intense feel for games like the Super Bowl it should be put on a stage it’s the Super Bowl people. Playoffs and division games etc... ( half time shows or Super Bowl winner celebrating better analysis before the game picking winners and comparing teams)

    RUNNING TEAM(owner): would like to be able to hire full coaching staff( GM, offensive and defensive coordinators ,QB,CB,OL,DL coaches etc...
    Would like to see more done with the stadiums more options for upgrades or renovations and be able to rebuild your stadium. More detail with merchandise and concessions. Changing team logo or uniforms making new designs that fans can vote on. also would like to see computer teams relocate and to see more and better options with the relocating. Would like to see sponsorship and media contracts. Ring of honor and retiring numbers.

    OWNER & LEAGUE: coming up with a new CBA and owners and player negotiating and voting every so many years to increase salary cap, expansion teams, league rules and increasing league year or roster size

    COMMENTARY: Need more commentators from all the broad casting networks with a larger amount of things they can say. Better music! Maybe even instead of music playing and repeating maybe analysis taking about games or players that had big weeks or them talking about college prospects.

    PLAYER PROGRESSION: Needs to be revamped along with the training. Maybe give each player per week a number of training options that range differently for how many attribute points they earn based off of how hard the training is also playing in to the players development traits

    SCOUTING: needs to be changed!!! Make every player every player 100% scouted and give each team 30 some interviews with players they have the most interest in. By interviewing the player you find out to deep down athletic abilities and personalities, off field issues and good or bad influence in the locker room. also a post of combine grades that show players moving up and down the boards.

    DRAFT: things to improve would be computer teams calling in offers for trades giving more time so these trades and offers can play out desperate teams give up more like the real game. Also maybe make the draft over 3 days to also allow for more transactions to happen. Being able to sign undrafted rookies that slide in the draft for whatever reason. Compensatory draft picks!!

    FREE AGENCY: need small improvements most noticeable make player more real in how they decide what team to pick make it more than just about the money with some players. Make it so older player are more likely to go to a winning team in hopes of winning a super bowl. Also put in a legal tampering window which can change players minds about resigning with their teams or not. Also even if a player first rejects a contract allow to negotiate or match offers. Having RFA would be nice and be able to tender players. XFL signings.

    CONTRACTS!!!! This is huge for me I want options just like real football. Salary, signing bonus, roster bonus, incentive deals being able to put no trade clauses and options. the 5th year options on first round picks franchise and transition tags. Home town discounts because the player want to help the team win. Be able to restructure contracts to make cap room.

    WEATHER: let’s make it more realistic. Have the weather change during the games and more often and let’s have it affect players catching, footing, etc... every player will be affected more or less depending on position and their overall.

    MEDIA: Need more and better media questions some addressed to coaches, owners, GM, players, etc... the answers shouldn’t affect sales of any kind. But maybe have more of a personal affect between fans and the coach player etc...

    TRADES: Couple of notes here. First off make it real in madden 20 some teams will give you the house for a ok player well on the other hand I can’t trade a 96 overall for a guy that’s a 86 overall because he is 2 years younger. Also a option to rework a players contract as part of a trade. More computer trade offers.

    FINAL NOTES AND REQUEST: Also adding a training camp or rookie camp. Also during the preseason be able to set playing time for first,second,third string players for those games to see how they do and to improve their overalls. Oh yeah how about the seen of the coach on the phone well you work through your weekly progressions he does the same thing over and over. How about skipping around the stadium showing the team practice or the weight room or guys padding up in the locker room post game and weekly interviews anything!!!! Medical staff coming out to the field for hurt players and the cart depending on the injury. Weekly game planning based off game tape of opposing teams. More realistic sideline detail from players, coaches to equipment and the red phone lol.
  • Gixxer75011
    4 posts New member
    Madden 21 wishlist
    I have been playing madden for 20+ years and all my interest is in the offline franchise mode. With that said I love playing the game almost as much as doing all the offseason stuff and running the team.

    GAME PLAY: always look forward to seeing better more realistic graphics and better mechanics. Get rid of the pro bowl and start giving first and second team ALL PRO nods if the player earned it and that could great boost the players overall. Have a hall of Fame voting or just inductions.Tackling could use a bit more work along with keep a secondary stat sheet for a players playoff stats. Better blocking by the OL. Also players being hit well catching the ball almost always drop it that needs to be fixed. Giving out fines for off field issues or league can hand out suspension if he is a off color character. I would like a more intense feel for games like the Super Bowl it should be put on a stage it’s the Super Bowl people. Playoffs and division games etc... ( half time shows or Super Bowl winner celebrating better analysis before the game picking winners and comparing teams)

    RUNNING TEAM(owner): would like to be able to hire full coaching staff( GM, offensive and defensive coordinators ,QB,CB,OL,DL coaches etc...
    Would like to see more done with the stadiums more options for upgrades or renovations and be able to rebuild your stadium. More detail with merchandise and concessions. Changing team logo or uniforms making new designs that fans can vote on. also would like to see computer teams relocate and to see more and better options with the relocating. Would like to see sponsorship and media contracts. Ring of honor and retiring numbers.

    OWNER & LEAGUE: coming up with a new CBA and owners and player negotiating and voting every so many years to increase salary cap, expansion teams, league rules and increasing league year or roster size

    COMMENTARY: Need more commentators from all the broad casting networks with a larger amount of things they can say. Better music! Maybe even instead of music playing and repeating maybe analysis taking about games or players that had big weeks or them talking about college prospects.

    PLAYER PROGRESSION: Needs to be revamped along with the training. Maybe give each player per week a number of training options that range differently for how many attribute points they earn based off of how hard the training is also playing in to the players development traits

    SCOUTING: needs to be changed!!! Make every player every player 100% scouted and give each team 30 some interviews with players they have the most interest in. By interviewing the player you find out to deep down athletic abilities and personalities, off field issues and good or bad influence in the locker room. also a post of combine grades that show players moving up and down the boards.

    DRAFT: things to improve would be computer teams calling in offers for trades giving more time so these trades and offers can play out desperate teams give up more like the real game. Also maybe make the draft over 3 days to also allow for more transactions to happen. Being able to sign undrafted rookies that slide in the draft for whatever reason. Compensatory draft picks!!

    FREE AGENCY: need small improvements most noticeable make player more real in how they decide what team to pick make it more than just about the money with some players. Make it so older player are more likely to go to a winning team in hopes of winning a super bowl. Also put in a legal tampering window which can change players minds about resigning with their teams or not. Also even if a player first rejects a contract allow to negotiate or match offers. Having RFA would be nice and be able to tender players. XFL signings.

    CONTRACTS!!!! This is huge for me I want options just like real football. Salary, signing bonus, roster bonus, incentive deals being able to put no trade clauses and options. the 5th year options on first round picks franchise and transition tags. Home town discounts because the player want to help the team win. Be able to restructure contracts to make cap room.

    WEATHER: let’s make it more realistic. Have the weather change during the games and more often and let’s have it affect players catching, footing, etc... every player will be affected more or less depending on position and their overall.

    MEDIA: Need more and better media questions some addressed to coaches, owners, GM, players, etc... the answers shouldn’t affect sales of any kind. But maybe have more of a personal affect between fans and the coach player etc...

    TRADES: Couple of notes here. First off make it real in madden 20 some teams will give you the house for a ok player well on the other hand I can’t trade a 96 overall for a guy that’s a 86 overall because he is 2 years younger. Also a option to rework a players contract as part of a trade. More computer trade offers.

    FINAL NOTES AND REQUEST: Also adding a training camp or rookie camp. Also during the preseason be able to set playing time for first,second,third string players for those games to see how they do and to improve their overalls. Oh yeah how about the seen of the coach on the phone well you work through your weekly progressions he does the same thing over and over. How about skipping around the stadium showing the team practice or the weight room or guys padding up in the locker room post game and weekly interviews anything!!!! Medical staff coming out to the field for hurt players and the cart depending on the injury. Weekly game planning based off game tape of opposing teams. More realistic sideline detail from players, coaches to equipment and the red phone lol.
  • Hey I don’t know if this is the right forum but PLEASE, PLEASE update the commentary next year, it really is a bad look for madden, madden has the worst commentary of any sports game so please do something about this
  • 1. Bring back historical teams as a microtransactional item
    2. Bring back classic stadiums like Candlestick Park, Meadowlands, Orange Bowl, Mile High Stadium.
    3. In madden 05 they had unlocks that could you could activate through either posting high scores on the training camp mode, statistical achievements, etc (increased abilities for certain players, increased player ratings during the last two minutes of each half, historical teams) In play now mode. It would be nice to see something similar in future madden games.

    Ideas for unlocks include
    1. Historical players (Hall of famers, single game great performances, deserving HOF but yet to be elected HOFers)
    2, Classic game scenarios (Elway’s 98 yard TD drive, McNabb’s 4th and 25 conversion, Minneapolis Miracle, etc)
    3. Current superstars
    4. Collegiate greats (Manziel, Dayne, Howard, Leinart)
    5. Coaches (current and past)

    Play Now is probably the most neglected mode in Madden. I don’t think it’s any secret it’s been that way for close to a decade.

    4. Bring back export team feature. In previous madden games, you could export teams from Franchise mode with fictious players. Also, you could add this as a category to downloads where you could add exported teams that other users had created.
    5. Bring back the scenario engine
    6. Add thanksgiving, Wildcard weekend, divisional championship, and title game to existing game modes (exhibition, Super Bowl)
    7. For face of the Franchise allow players choice of college, bowl games, and skill position
    8. Give franchise mode a play now mode
    9. MUT while fun to play in the past is a mode where you almost have to participate from the start to be able to accumulate enough coins, eventually, to build a worthwhile team. I probably spent close to $200 in 2018, after I paid $60 for the game itself. That seems unreasonable. I’ve heard many others express a similar sentiment.
    10. Either make draft champions free and put the best players or take it out completely. No interest in spending $2 so I can draft an 81 Charles Haley, even at the start of the year. The Madden 16 version is the model I’d like to see EA follow going forward.
  • This new (potentially Tier 3) ability:

    Heat-Seeking Missile (specifically for the Safety position): Perfect pursuit angle with 99 acceleration towards the ballcarrier. It'd be a great counter to the stretch meta, this reckless, relentless burst of speed in targeted pursuit but only to the RB once the ball is in his hands.
  • An update to created stadiums, please. It's been more than 10 years.
  • The Cowboys, Falcons, and London stadium benches have the home team and visitors on the wrong side in the video game. In the real life game, the home bench of the 3 mentioned are supposed to be on top of the team logo, not the bottom, just like Browns, New York teams, and the Patriots are.

    Is this something the developers can work on and correct for the next game? The Patriots bench was incorrect in M19 but was corrected for M20.
  • hamp56
    1 posts New member
    Madden... seriously look at NCAA FOOTBALL 14. Ppl still play that today. 6 YEARS LATER. EVEN BIG CAT has his twitch on his coach mode right now! 6 years later!!! Add OC/DC positions and bring in coaching carousel! Reinvent scouting it’s too bland and boring. Just remaster madden 05 and go on waste your time on Ultimate Team. Garbage
  • Madden Wish List:

    - OL Blocking revamped
    - Defense zone coverage
    - Weekly Team Ratings Updates
    - A 83 rated DB shouldn’t be able to shut down a 95 WR, at least have 88% success rate
    - DL or LB covering a 98 speed WR
    - Bring back pass interference
    - Random weather
    - Bring back post game email stats


    I believe with all this free time, Madden 21 will be the best game in history.
  • all-time teams more blocking schemes more free agents
    and stop watching highlights and watch real games
    in real life, Patrick Mahomes isn't like that
    Lamar Jackson can throw better run games more involvement
    pacific packs in mut take out escape artist
    and give Lamar Omaha how does tom Brady make his line better
    better pass protection players like Dez Bryant might suck but there not
    garbage like johnny football jay cutler Lamar Jackson 99 ovr
    add more fights to make there a pile and you have to hit a button to get fumbles
    I know ea won't read this but make kicks harder Richard Sherman gets burnt he is slow
    Lamar Jackson is the goat he can throw andy dalton a 74 whattttttttttttt he the goat to
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