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Difficulty scaling in Squad Battles is pathetic

Kuus2
221 posts Member
edited October 2019
I play SB on Superstar difficulty with my 86 OVR team and this is the first season I am playing for rewards. I smashed the 89 Subban team 10-1 and near maxed out opponents in the first and second batch.

Issues started when I reached the Elite ranks. I think the GM took my team to celebrate in an all you can eat buffet because the amount of fatman lag IN THIS OFFLINE MODE is B A F F L I N G.

So now even against 73 OVR opponent my team feels like they’re all injured from the start, have difficulty picking up the passes, loose pucks on L2 more and miss the puck on one-timers (if the pass even goes off or reaches them).

I am still usually reaching over 2000 points per match, but this way of ”adding difficulty” is trash.

Even if you can’t give players more challenge, DO NOT sabotage their experience. That is a big flip of a finger to the player and basically blames the player in a way of ”you play too well for us to challenge you, here let me punish you by taking the control away from you”

It is your responsibility to offer the player more challenge. It is not the players responsibility to play worse.

Replies

  • monz
    958 posts Member
    Try changing up your preset strategies, cpu adapts to your tendencies. I don't think it's lag in an offline game.
  • Kuus2
    221 posts Member
    edited October 2019
    I do understand that some teams may have different energy effeciency levels and offensive/defensive pressure for example. I really don’t think those should affect my subjective experience in player control. The fatman lag I experience is noticable from the start.
  • I believe there are other things they could be doing to make the opponents feel more difficult

  • Isn’t squad battles actually online (just not against a live opponent) you can’t play SB unless you’re in HUT, online. So maybe you’re having issues with your connection/ISP sometimes?
  • monz
    958 posts Member
    reengerg wrote: »
    Isn’t squad battles actually online (just not against a live opponent) you can’t play SB unless you’re in HUT, online. So maybe you’re having issues with your connection/ISP sometimes?

    Not sure, but your playing against a cpu so theres only ur connection. I assumed it was only the result thats connected online.
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