Fantasy Drafts Coming to Madden NFL 13

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Posted September 13th, 2012 at 5:15 pm

EA Sports has just announced that Fantasy Drafts are being added to Madden NFL 13 with a server side update (not a patch) expected to arrive tomorrow. The feature will be made available at the start of “Online” Connected Careers modes.

This comes as big surprise as the company had publicly closed the door on them being reintroduced this year – instead choosing to keep open the possibility of patching in player editing – but suddenly have reversed course and done so in startlingly immediate fashion.

The lack of the Fantasy Draft feature developed into the main driving force behind a vocal wave of discontent directed towards Madden NFL 13 along with other omissions such as player editing and the importing of NCAA draft classes. More on the arrival of Fantasy Drafts will be added as the details make their way out.

  • modman

    But they can’t add game saves….. :/

    • mcmax3000

      Mid game saves? Yeah, it’s incredibly stupid that’s not a standard feature in all sports games in 2012.

      • thebuttdog

        or even just autosave – sometimes ill play a few games on my superstar and then forget that it doesnt autosave and wind up back where i was before i started. In-game save and autosave should be possible its 2012

        • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000295534671 Jared Baxter

          Online CC autosaves.

  • Walter

    Ea was surprisingly smart to bring it back. Ill give them props on this one

  • http://twitter.com/BenDavis07 Bendavis

    Any idea what time all this stuff goes live tomorrow?

  • AlmostFamous

    Thank freaking God.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000295534671 Jared Baxter

    I remember Looman tweeting that Fantasy Drafts weren’t going to be coming in Madden 13. I guess they changed their minds, or they finally realized how easy it was to put in.

    • AlmostFamous

      After the huge backlash, it seems like they’re trying to backtrack and fix everything they can. At least I hope.

    • http://www.facebook.com/younghusky Anthony Prows

      It was all about time constraints and how long it would take to make things work with the new system. You have to remember, these things were not taken out, they just didn’t make it in because of this being a complete rebuild and EA not having the time to get them in.

    • Amen_Ra

      This was a public relations gimmick. They were going to add it in the whole time.

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/PRNYYXZW5CPECODQZM2VGFZKI4 Jwaan

        Then why not add it in by default? That’s not a smart business move.

        That’s like seeing the Steelers allow Mike Wallace to play the entire season upset because he didn’t get a new deal, then in the offseason give him the deal and say, “Well we were gonna give him the money he wanted all along.” That would be incredibly stupid.

        • infemous

          not really coz Mike Wallace may play harder to push his market price into the Larry Fitzgerald level and Steelers may get to a Superbowl…

  • benT

    So what will the whiners cling to next? EA just punked you. Madden 13 bringing it for real.

    • Wheetbone

      Dude homers like you make it easy for EA to treat the consumer like pure ass. Sorry bro EA has not punked me since 2008. This next gen of NFL gaming has been a debacle with guys like benT paying 50 plus bucks for 100 grade A monkey crap.

  • NCState_Property

    now I wonder if people will compliment them for the move or complain it about not bring ready from day 1? that or make corny paid DLC jokes

    either way, having the most fun with this Madden in I don’t know how many years

    • mcmax3000

      People will complain no matter what EA does, because they’re EA.

      • #

        max, you’ve got that right.

    • Big A

      People will be mad because it’s only for the online players right now and because of that “EA hates offline players”.

      • http://www.facebook.com/younghusky Anthony Prows

        I remember when they used to say that EA hated online players, now they’ve switched it to offline players. People are dumb, uneducated, and lead boring lives with no friends and so the only way they get enjoyment is to complain and think that people actually care what they have to say.

    • Riposte

      Voting you down because having fun is forbidden.

  • Cory Pittenger

    I guess that’s good for those who want to do fantasy drafts for their Online CC’s. But why not do it for offline ones as well?

    • http://pastapadre.com/ pastapadre

      To be clear, I’m not sure that it won’t be available offline as well, but the announcement specifically mentioned online.

      Though with no multi-user offline in Connected Careers I’m not sure there would be any demand for Fantasy Drafts there.

      ***Ok, this is probably online only, since it’s a server side update and not a patch. Maybe it’ll be in via patch at a later date for offline (or maybe not)***

      • gmcgee

        exactly XBOX GOLD CARDS AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH! bassturds

  • gene

    Just fix the game, quit worrying about small stuff!

    • Penny241

      funny how a bunch of people bashed ea and left bad reviews on metacritic and amazon because of no fantasy drafts. then ea gets fantasy drafts in and someone will say they should have done something else and not worried about fantsy drafts. lol!

  • Jesse

    Would be great if they packaged in player editing with this. Don’t care if they don’t allow attribute changes, but let me at least change positions and equipment. It can’t be that hard of a change to make.

    • Jesse

      For example, I picked up Randy Moss off waivers just because. His # was 87….no way will Randy be that number. I would like to change it to 84, but I can’t.

    • Amen_Ra

      Fantasy Draft is a joke anyway. Player Editing and Importing from NCAA is where it’s at….plus All-Madden AI needs to be corrected

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/PRNYYXZW5CPECODQZM2VGFZKI4 Jwaan

        Yeah but it was easily the number 1 thing requested on the GameChangers website, so they would be remiss to not try to add that first. As least they’re listening to what the community wants though.

        • mr_truthman.com

          The community wants a game with the A.I not broken. The community has been asking for that for years. HAS NOT HAPPENED. The community wanted REAL TIME PHYSICS. Augmented physics driven by an animation is NOT REAL TIME PHYSICS. Get real man. EA is just after the dollars and really doesnt care about the product. When your the only game in town, you can do that because guys like you will by Madden 14 even if was just a piece of dog shit in a shiny box.

          • soso

            Game is a turd – that’s why I didn’t buy it.

          • Kramer

            But…..he’s not a guy. he’s a kid.

          • http://profile.yahoo.com/PRNYYXZW5CPECODQZM2VGFZKI4 Jwaan

            Wait, so if according to you, EA doesn’t care about the product, and you obviously don’t like it anyway, then why are you bitching about it?

            You must be the type of guy who breaks up with a girl, then talks shit about her on Facebook/Social Media and to friends after the fact.

            Grow up dude.

          • mcclarse

            Maybe he is bitching about it because it is the only football game (NFL) around and would like to play a football game, but doesn’t wantto spend his money on a poor product. I bought NCAA, for example, on the day it came out. I was unaware until I got the game home that there would be no exporting draft classes. Luckily I read this online before I opened the game and was able to return it. I also have no plans to purchase Madden this year now because of the draft classes. I don’t like my players to be fictional (unless they are recruits from NCAA from 4-5 seasons ago, and even then I create the top high school recruits and add them to my recruiting classes the first 2 seasons of NCAA).

          • http://profile.yahoo.com/PRNYYXZW5CPECODQZM2VGFZKI4 Jwaan

            Just because Madden doesn’t have something a specific set of gamers want, doesn’t automatically make it a poor product.

            The Jay-Z heavy presentation in NBA 2k13 can be argued as over-the-top, obnoxious, whatever you want to say – that doesn’t make it a shit title.

            You can’t sit here and tell me draft classes make it a poor product when generally twice as many people by Madden in relation to NCAA. And even on that end, there are people who bought NCAA who like it MORE than Madden. Not everyone imports the classes.

      • GMUPatriots

        Forget importing a draft class from NCAA. That’s not going to happen. Frankly, right now I don’t want it to happen this year because the development team still has more game play issues to fix. Those problems won’t get fixed and export draft class won’t get added because the NCAA Football dev team, probably on orders from EA, is focused on the new uniform store and creating uniforms for paid DLC (Michigan and ND uniforms are the only paid DLC currently available in the store but I have no doubt EA’s ordered the development team to find ways to create more.)

  • effmadden

    So its online only? :/

    • gmcgee

      exactly XBOX GOLD CARDS AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!

      • effmadden

        not with ps3! :D….i dont really care about fantasy draft i can take it or leave it, im just glad ea is making an attempt to satisfy their customers i cant complain

  • http://www.facebook.com/LarryBannister26 Larry Bannister

    I give them credit, they made a mistake, listened to there customers and fixed it

    • chex_mix

      or you could be like the rest of the whiny spoiled rotten nerds on here that are never grateul for anything. thanks for taking the high road though!

      • http://twitter.com/_Butus Butus

        You’re on a blog about a video game, and you are calling people nerds?

        • da truf

          Dude calls himself chex mix too. Gotta say, this anti-consumer attitude that these jerkholes like chex and others have anytime someone voices legitimate discontent with a product is disturbing.

          Go live in china if you hate consumer rights.

    • Keith.

      They’re desperate. Amazon’s selling it for $41 for 360 and $42 for PS3, Target’s got it for $49, and we’re just 2 weeks after release. By Black Friday, they’re probably going to be giving this game away free if you buy 2 bags of Doritos or a large pie from Papa Johns. Sounds like they’re in panic mode down in Orlando.

      • Riposte

        I thought we debunked the Amazon thing in the other Madden thread (with games that came out this week getting a $10 price drop) though, as well as the Target thing in a thread before that. Desperate or not, we’re getting what we wanted and for free at that. Complaining at this point is pretty much trolling.

        • AceDrake

          whole time you can get 28 issues of sports illustrated and madden for $49

          • http://profile.yahoo.com/PRNYYXZW5CPECODQZM2VGFZKI4 Jwaan

            That’s a promotion, as are all other price markdowns. That has nothing to do with Madden being good or bad. If it’s bad, it won’t sell PERIOD. If people consider it to be good, it’s gonna sell PERIOD.

          • Keith.

            Check with me in February, Jwaan.

          • http://profile.yahoo.com/PRNYYXZW5CPECODQZM2VGFZKI4 Jwaan

            I won’t have to, because you’re gonna be on here bitching about how EA Sports bought some of their own copies of the game when it turns out they’re blowing 2K out of the water, per the usual.

            And that’s nothing towards 2k, but…you tell me which sport is more popular – basketball or football?

      • Amen_Ra

        Yeah this whole thing was a PR gimmick

      • mr_truthman.com

        AMEN, They know some big time games are on the horizon. COD, Black ops 2, NBA 2k13, etc. They are playing damage control at this point. Every message forum in the world is complaining about Madden 13 and its lack of sliders working, player edits, no more franchise mode, online nano blitzes/money plays. Bad A.I. The list is enourmous.

        • Keith.

          Exactly.

        • http://twitter.com/TcMcGeester Tom McGovern

          Coach Mode is Franchise. Why is it that so many people are oblivious to this simple fact?

        • Bengals1900

          I’ve been pre-ordering Madden for over a decade. If Franchise Mode is not restored next year to its previous state then I will not buy the game. I can promise you that I am not alone. Bring it back!!

          • tommyjaws

            I love how everybody is so irate about a name change and online integration. Bunch of Mensa candidates, us Madden fans.

          • http://www.facebook.com/aaron.ebbert Aaron Ebbert

            im not mad about the name change or online. i just want multiple user offline as well.

  • NoFro904

    I don’t care for Fantasy draft but it is a nice change of pace.
    Will please some people.
    Good stuff. Maybe the door is open for player editing now.

    • Tim

      The idiots at EA will never explain to us why player editing(equipment, player #’s, positions, etc.) was removed this year. Sounds like they realized how stupid they were and are hopefully bring it back….sooner than later you turdballs.

      • http://www.facebook.com/younghusky Anthony Prows

        Uh, yes they did. Maybe you should know what you are talking about before talking, of course that would require a brain. It wasn’t “removed” it just didn’t make it in do to time constraints.

        • Mcgee

          What kinda time constraints jerkbrain?

          • GMUPatriots

            EA added a completely new physics system, created a whole new game play experience in Connected Careers (which I love) in addition to the mundane regular stuff like making sure FA’s and rookies are added to the appropriate team rosters. All of this in one year. THAT is a time constraint. Look at what’s become of NCAA Football. That team has the same amount of time and arguably broke more things than they fixed.

          • http://profile.yahoo.com/PRNYYXZW5CPECODQZM2VGFZKI4 Jwaan

            CCM was actually developed over 2-3 years, according to Looman (I think he said it…pretty sure he said it).

          • C Swaint Swag

            You WOULD know that, wouldn’t you? Have you been logging into the Gamechangers website again?

            “Looman” is your hero, isn’t he? You probably have a Fathead stuck on your wall of “Looman”.

          • Riposte

            People still buy Fatheads?

            Anyway, I think Jwaan just followed information about the game. For other franchises we call that being a fan.

          • C Swaint Swag

            Shut up bitch, your name ain’t Jwaan.

          • Riposte

            Did I hit a nerve? I was talking to C Swaint Swag not an incompetent retar- Oh wait, no that was you.

        • elmer

          “Of course that would require a brain” Damn Shrek you kind of sound like a little bitch…..

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Joshua-Maffe/771278573 Joshua Maffe

    Called it

  • Zac

    LOVE THIS!!! Now I hope they bring back created teams!

  • Jarod

    Just one less of the millions of things people can complain about EA… I’ve actually enjoyed Madden this year

  • jay

    Hey, good job… No love for Jake Locker… Laughable. His accuracies are horrendous in game. 1st career start, 23 of 32 and Nate Washington dropped like 4 passes.

  • Mike

    All it needs now is offline co op and it will be my favorite madden

  • Ross

    Bought a 2nd copy and just pre-ordered Madden 14.

    Thank you EA!

  • Bengals1900

    This ISNT about fantasy drafts. This is about the fact that EA completely destroyed and dismanted Franchise Mode as we have known it to be for years. Coach mode is a complete piece of garbage. Bringing back fantasy drafts and adding them to their terrible replacement for franchise mode is tantamount to putting lipstick on a pig. BRING BACK OLD SCHOOL FRANCHISE MODE!! My friends and I used to play this mode for dozens of hours on end. Now you can only play coach mode…and they only allow one team at a time! Old Franchise Mode allowed you and your friends to all have your own team.

    • NoFro904

      I don’t understand… CC Coach is 10x better than any other franchise mode in any previous maddens. You can do the exact same things and more.
      Except maybe set the prices of hot dogs..
      As for multiple users offline, they should of kept that. But most people don’t play franchise with their friends offline anymore.

      • smsixx

        How are you having fun when the AI is so crap that you can easily go 16-0 every year?
        I tried every slider set imagineable…then I just snapped…I put the difficulty on All Madden, set all user sliders to 0 and the CPUs all to 100…
        The result…
        I won by 28 points.
        I cant play this mode until they get the AI fixed…The AI “All Madden” setting needs to play as it does in “Play Now” as does the All-Pro and all the others.

        • David Light

          If you are over 12 years old you should be able to go 18-0 every season no matter what team you’re playing with in any version of Madden, not just M13.

          Simming is where “franchise” mode is fun. Build a team, develop it, supersim (or spectate) week-to-week. Playing with a friend, it’s by far the most fun way to play Madden these days.

          That said, CCM prioritizing adding back in fantasy drafts or even roster editing over GAME PLANNING is a huge mistake. I don’t care how many people are complaining about there being no fantasy drafts or roster editing, neither of those features is game breaking. Not being able to change your schemes, or dictate your run/pass ratio each week, however, IS game breaking for sim players.

          Focus on the things that matter in CCM, please EA.

          • http://profile.yahoo.com/PRNYYXZW5CPECODQZM2VGFZKI4 Jwaan

            It may not be gamebreaking to you or me, but to the people that made it the #1 requested addition, it matter a hell of a lot to them. You can’t expect them to alienate hundreds of thousands just to add something a smaller percentage of people want. That doesn’t make sense. You’re basically saying the reason those people enjoy the game is inferior or even obsolete in relation to your idea of enjoying the game.

          • Guest

            rat faced hypocrite. look over there. there he goes again.

          • http://profile.yahoo.com/PRNYYXZW5CPECODQZM2VGFZKI4 Jwaan

            Crimson, you must like what you see, huh? That’s why you continue to stalk me, correct?

          • Skopin

            Actually the fantasy draft is the only reason I play online. That way you can get friends together and start from scratch.

          • yaya

            what do you know

          • Bengals1900

            Absolutely!!! Simming is where it is at. My friends and I set up a Franchise Mode…choose our teams from the same division but not in a division includes one of our favorite teams. Then we sim everything EXCEPT the games against each other. This is how we have played madden for years. Crack some brews…play each other….sim the rest and build a team. Fun as shit. Now it’s gone.

      • mr_truthman.com

        you trippin, EA themselves have acknowledged that 80% of Madden players DONT PLAY ONLINE. So what mode do you think they play if they dont play online?

        • Riposte

          Connected Careers Offline?

  • OsRT

    This is nice and this years madden is great but why did they remove so many features from past maddens. These are step backs. I can see taking something out if it complicates or conflics with something else but alot of stuff they took out i dont think did. Being a kicker was my favorite thimng in player mode and they took that out the year after they introduced superstar/player mode. Why? At least they put TE back in. Also there is a glitch that turns instant starter on after every week in player ccm and its kina annoying. Hope its fixed. Also they need to fix zoomed camera mode in player ccm that turns it back off after every play.

  • leo

    Im still looking for an answer on why defensive assignments were removed

  • jprose75

    BRING BACK IMPORTING DRAFT CLASSES DAMN IT!!!!!

    • http://www.facebook.com/younghusky Anthony Prows

      Madden NFL ’13 and NCAA ’13 run on completely different systems. Next year NCAA will be running the same system (most likely) and draft class importing will be back. It’s possible that they could find a way to do this with Madden ’13 but unlikely.

  • TWingo

    what did i say! love working with madden bc of the money keep on buying the game!

  • doug

    glad to see this, it didn’t seem like it would be coming in this year’s game

  • Tony

    Hats off to EA for listening, now maybe they can put co-op back in for CC..

  • Wheetbone

    give them credit? they left all these features out on purpose no couch coop forceing yall to buy extra systems and x box live, no edit players making you buy next years game for updated rosters. Do yall really think they have been busting their ass these last couple of weeks to get us a fantasy draft or is it more likely that they put this ONE feature back in against their will just to shut us up? Anybody who gives EA their hard earned money for half assed incomplete piece of crap should be smacked in the forehead with nine inches of limp dick.

    • Riposte

      I don’t think anyone’s buying an extra Xbox to system-link. I remember when features that people wanted getting patched in used to be a good thing. Now it’s a bad thing or something? It’s not like this patch costs money, it’s free.

      • Wheetbone

        The problem is this feature should not be patched in we had it on the ps2 and to call this shocking is a slap in the face to anyone old enough to have their nuts dropped.

        • Riposte

          I get that you’re pissed that we didn’t have it at first, but it’s a feature added in now. It wasn’t there two weeks ago, it’s here now. Mistake rectified.

    • http://www.facebook.com/younghusky Anthony Prows

      You need help! These things were left out do to time constraints. EA doesn’t get any money for you having an Xbox Live Gold account or from people buying an extra system so your comment is stupid. And besides, PS3 users don’t have to pay for their online use. Maybe you should complain about Microsoft charging for online use, not complaining about EA who has nothing to do with it. And I’m sure your dick is always limp and ready, but learn how to measure, 2 is not 9 no matter how big of a magnifying glass you are using. Get a life!

      • Keith

        Dude, you sound like the biggest loser on here lol

        • Gunt

          C’mon Keith, you know that it’s Crimson and you that take that accolade

      • Wheetbone

        Time constraints in a football game in 2012? Guess what if you cant play couch coop with your buddies you gotta go and buy a 2nd system and a 2nd game and if you own a 360 you need gold. And just to prove how affective my two inch peter is let me go dig up your dead grandma fuck her in her poop shoot just to see if she has any blood left in her

  • 49ersfan1

    u cant do it offline? crap!

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  • infemous

    well this obviously means editing isn’t going to make it into Madden 13.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/PRNYYXZW5CPECODQZM2VGFZKI4 Jwaan

      They’re considering it, apparently.

      • infemous

        This just reeks of something they’re throwing in which they could have done pre release to cover up for the monumental fail that player editing has been.
        Look at it from EA’s perspective; what is is the point of going through all the effort and money it’d take to include Player Editing in this iteration when you can throw in a fantasy draft which is much easier and can make it look like you listen to player feedback and actually care about what they desire.

        I still appreciate them putting it in retrospectively but I think I’d have preferred seeing some sort of confirmation of Player Editing and honesty instead of just giving us a surprise while we are all still waiting for ‘the big one’.

        Oh, and having to wait a whole week for a Online CCM Roster update is a fuckin pain in the ass. Whole Online Franchises’ have been disrupted because of their laziness.

        So yeah, thanks EA for including Fantasy Drafts, but can we get some honesty and punctuality so we don’t wait until November for the shit we actually need to have a much improved CCM.

        • Skopin

          How have online franchises been disrupted? Did they make the games unplayable and you can’t progress through the week until the update is released? That is a really shady thing to do. I’d be pissed.

          • infemous

            Not at all, but we’ve been waiting for the Final 53 man rosters to be released to start and they kept pushing it back. It’s finally here and we’re underway, but a week delayed.

            Its more symptomatic of EAs empty promises and their tendency to string he fanbase along than a real urgent issue.

            Not downplaying how a delay can cause issues though, especially as there are people who will be absent and will miss the start of the league and as such miss out on signing FAs etc.

        • http://profile.yahoo.com/PRNYYXZW5CPECODQZM2VGFZKI4 Jwaan

          Thinking in a business sense, If it’s possible to add it, they’ll probably release it in the update around the holidays. That way people who were holding out because of it will be more motivated or “able” to buy it.

  • Nally

    what about offline play? can you do a draft in that? or what about controlling multiple teams in offline play. me & a friend/s would always pick teams in the same division do a draft and go through those rival games competing against each other.

  • mr_truthman.com

    HA, just something EA throws out there so the masses can shut the hell up. Fantasy draft with no player edits. Yea, real smart. So you can still have multiple guys with the same number on your team. After all, we see that on sunday dont we EA. I cant believe some of you dudes still buy this trash.

  • http://www.facebook.com/Roc61 Rocco Fernandez

    The best franchise mode was Head Coach 09. Why have they just done away with everything that game did. The only thing that sucked about that game was you could only coach a game, not play it. If you had that franchise mode, and add practice squads, bring back the training mini games and use the current game play, they would have the best Madden ever.

  • http://www.facebook.com/mfroseth Mike Froseth

    I have to give a lot of props to EA this year. I think they’ve come out with a great game, and have at least made an attempt to answer the voice of the Madden community with the addition of Fantasy Draft as well as the player editing and quick turn-around time.

    Where’s the haters now?

    • RandomGuy

      …They attempted to answer the voice of the Madden community after pissing them off to being with. Why should anyone be happy about this? They do this every year. They take something away and add bull___. Nobody wanted. What’s going to happen next year?

      • Skopin

        Agreed. No one wanted a physics engine.

        • random

          Umm yes some did, we wanted new gameplay and we got it. M13 is fun.

          • Riposte

            Think he was being sarcastic.

          • So sad

            Oh

          • RandomGuy

            I’m fine with improved gameplay. But, they keep taking stuff away. Who does that? “I want a 2012 version of my car.” “Sweet! We’re gonna give you a GPS, sweet new sound system, computer inside, IT EVEN TALKS TO YOU…But, we’re taking the wheels.” Wtf?!

    • Hello there

      There still crying. See above

  • MNutt

    THE CURRENT FRANCHISE MODE IS NOT GOOD AT ALL, NOT BEING ABLE TO EDIT PLAYERS POSITIONS IS A BIG PART OF REAL FOOTBALL. IF YOU MAKE A TRADE AS IS YOU COULD HAVE PLAYERS WITH THE SAME NUMBER EXAMPLE IF I WAS TO TRADE FOR COLT MCCOY. RODGERSAND MCCOY WOULD HAVE THE SAME NUMBER. ESAMPLE TWO CURRENTLY PACKERS HAVE ONE DT AND CURRENTLY YOU HAVE A HUY NAMED JONES THAT IS NOT ON THE TEAM AT ALL, IF YOU WERE ABLE TO EDIT ROSTERS YOU COULD FIX THIS. FANISTY DRAFT AND SUPERSTAR MODE YES ARE PET OF THE PICTURE. BUT TRYING TO WRAP 4 GAMES IN ONE IS NOT WORKING BECAUSE OTHER MODES ARE FAILING. NOT GOOD EA !!

    NOT BEING ABLE TO IMPORT DRAFT CLASSES WILL KILL THE NCAA GAME COMPLETELY. ( I WILL NEVER BUY AGAIN UNLESS DRAFT CLASSES ARE BACK, PERSONALLY). PLUS NOT HAVING IT ADDS TO THE REALISM OF THE GAME. THE DRAFT NOW THAT TALK ABOUT FICTIONAL PLAYERS LIKE THEY ARE SOMEONE SPECIAL. EA BASICALLY MADE A SUPERSTAR MODE ON STEROIDS. THINK HOW MUCH A MARKETING POINT WOUDL BE IF AFTER YOU INPORT COLLEGE PLAYERS TO MADDEN, IT WOULD TALK ABOUT THOSE PLAYERS. EXAMPLE, IF YOU ARE NOT A GOOD TEAM, HAVING THE TWEETS SAY; LOOKS LIKE THEY ARE IN A GOOD POSITION TO DRAFT MATT BARKELY STAND PLAYER AT USC. IT WOULD “FORCE” PEOPLE TO BUY BOTH GAMES TO GET THE TRUE FOOTBALL EXPERIENCE THAT WE ALL CRAVE.

    IF PEOPLE WANT FANISTY DRATS JUST MAKE 2-4 EMPTEY TEAMS AND ALLOW PEOPLE TO ADD WHO EVER THEY WANT. THEY COUDL ADD OLD WITH CURRENT. PROBLEM SOLVED.

    IN CONCLUSION I BUY EA SPORTS GAMES BECAUSE OF THE REALISM TO THE REAL COUNTER PART. CURRENTLY MADDEN IS NOT A GAME FOR THE HARD CORE FOOTBALL FAN, BUT A GAME FOR THE CASUAL FAN. I WANT S A REAL NFL EXPERIENCE. BECAUSE IF IT IS THE GAME IT IS IN THE GAME!!!!!

    • RandomGuy

      Typing in all Caps makes you look like a fool. Just wanted to let you know.

    • Skopin

      AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!

  • Diggie26

    So I just tested out the new draft set up… I must say I am very disappointed. I give EA props for tacking it on, but it’s exactly that, tacked on. You can’t choose the time limit option for picks (it’s locked at 45 seconds). Even though it has a draft board you can’t create your own, it has pre-scouted players already chosen for you…not even sure the criteria they use to decide who they scout for you, may be dependent on coach or scheme. You can’t even adjust the priority of the draft board. I wish they had just brought back the draft format from the last two Maddens. Again it’s great they listened, but I still feel like it was a missed opportunity.

    • Hello there

      As Nelson from the Simpsons would say, “HA HA”. Nobody will never be satisfied.

      • Diggie26

        It’s just a little hard to be satisfied when you are given a feature that is inferior to the previous years feature. It’s like buying a brand new car but it not containing a radio or air conditioning… Sure it works and looks good, but it just feels incomplete. Again I love that they listened to the customers (which they have done previously with Fight Night), but it’s just not up to the previous draft modes. Still an A for Effort on EAs part.

  • http://twitter.com/toiletting Conrad

    Now I might pick this up for $44

  • http://twitter.com/hawksfan122 Ace McCloud®

    FINALLY now maybe people will stop complaining about this…I am looking forward to this but it wasn’t enough to make m *hate* Madden 13.

  • Robert

    Pasta do you think there is any chance at all they patch a way to play 2 player connected careers offline with seperate teams. Or at least allow more than one player to play the actual games in connected careers.

  • Wematanye

    This shit is useless

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  • skimydia

    i just want to be able to do a fantasy draft in a franchise mode where i am the only human player playing 31 other computerized teams on all pro with 5 minute quarters. call me a loser but id spend hours taking note on which players went in which round scientifically creating what was my ultimate team via fantasy draft. call me a simpleton but anything online really doesnt appeal to me. i win i get a message saying im a pu**y, i lose i get a message saying im a pu**y. anything online nowadays (facebook, twitter, videogames, etc) are for lonely people who have no one in their life that will play with them, listen to them, or talk to them so they go online and rant for hours just to put even the slightest bit of meaning in their lives. we as a people have allowed ourselves to become disconnected from each other on a personal level and have settled for online interaction. a house divided cannot stand. look for ideas from IRobot, 1984, and even The Hunger Games to become reality if we dont come together now, on this hallowed ground our Lord has blessed us with. Peace yall.

  • TheDarkKnight3

    NFL 2K5 is still the best football game ever made.

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