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Re: Gaming Talk « Reply #1860 on: October 07, 2012, 07:57 PM »
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Go luke. You are doing well. I am interested to see Andy stats in the game.
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Re: Gaming Talk « Reply #1861 on: October 08, 2012, 12:59 AM »
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Wtf. This is on Pro 5 for the record. (If you're cynical here is a printscreen of my match log, includes the difficulty in there)



He was just poor really. Unlike the match against Djokovic (where I lost 6-0, 6-0) he didn't tear me apart in the rallies. I was able to engage long rallies (I noticed he was tiring very quickly for some reason) as he either hit it fairly short or without much pace, and then it was really hit and miss which one of us would hit a winner or an error. My serve was pants for the most part but he didn't do much with it (only 4 return winners), which is silly when you have Montanes tearing it apart in my most recent defeat. I have improved a fair bit (attributes-wise) since the Djokovic double bagel. Obviously I couldn't hit outright winners at the first attempt, but I was able to stretch him with power shots until eventually I hit a winner. Sure, there were points where he defended ridiculously or found some cracking winners, mostly in the first set, but as the match wore on he made more and more errors whilst I remained consistent.

Anyway, that's my first ATP title. Didn't really expect that at all. In all honesty I thought I'd lose to Roddick fairly convincly, but having beaten him in two close sets, I was sure Murray would hammer me (I was sort of expecting a double bagel) but for whatever reason he wasn't that great. My aim now is to get myself seeded by the US Open.

By the way Phil, here are Murray's stats. They might not be the ones coded into the game though - as I mentioned before, I started a year later than the usual start date, and for some reason that's messed up some players' attributes (Del Potro, Raonic, etc). FH power and consistency surely wrong way around. Stamina and volley stats also seem low. I think precision should be higher and maybe consistency lower, considering he normally finds the outside of the lines but often serves in the 50's.

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Re: Gaming Talk « Reply #1862 on: October 08, 2012, 08:57 AM »
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Congratulations Luke on your first ATP title. Great win. Strange that with a service consistency of 84% Andy only got 56% first serve.  I would expect a much more powerful performance from Andy with such high stats.
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Re: Gaming Talk « Reply #1863 on: October 08, 2012, 09:58 AM »
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Congratulations Luke on your first ATP title. Great win. Strange that with a service consistency of 84% Andy only got 56% first serve.  I would expect a much more powerful performance from Andy with such high stats.
Strange how it works out isn't it. I can only assume the game factors in off-days, as I played Ljubicic in similarly awful form, who then went on to beat Federer the next tournament.
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Re: Gaming Talk « Reply #1864 on: October 09, 2012, 07:15 PM »
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Anyone who loves their games, watch this, amazing.
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Re: Gaming Talk « Reply #1865 on: October 09, 2012, 09:00 PM »
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^That is very, very good.
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Re: Gaming Talk « Reply #1866 on: October 09, 2012, 09:33 PM »
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Wtf. This is on Pro 5 for the record. (If you're cynical here is a printscreen of my match log, includes the difficulty in there)



He was just poor really. Unlike the match against Djokovic (where I lost 6-0, 6-0) he didn't tear me apart in the rallies. I was able to engage long rallies (I noticed he was tiring very quickly for some reason) as he either hit it fairly short or without much pace, and then it was really hit and miss which one of us would hit a winner or an error. My serve was pants for the most part but he didn't do much with it (only 4 return winners), which is silly when you have Montanes tearing it apart in my most recent defeat. I have improved a fair bit (attributes-wise) since the Djokovic double bagel. Obviously I couldn't hit outright winners at the first attempt, but I was able to stretch him with power shots until eventually I hit a winner. Sure, there were points where he defended ridiculously or found some cracking winners, mostly in the first set, but as the match wore on he made more and more errors whilst I remained consistent.

Anyway, that's my first ATP title. Didn't really expect that at all. In all honesty I thought I'd lose to Roddick fairly convincly, but having beaten him in two close sets, I was sure Murray would hammer me (I was sort of expecting a double bagel) but for whatever reason he wasn't that great. My aim now is to get myself seeded by the US Open.

By the way Phil, here are Murray's stats. They might not be the ones coded into the game though - as I mentioned before, I started a year later than the usual start date, and for some reason that's messed up some players' attributes (Del Potro, Raonic, etc). FH power and consistency surely wrong way around. Stamina and volley stats also seem low. I think precision should be higher and maybe consistency lower, considering he normally finds the outside of the lines but often serves in the 50's.


That damned Andy Murray is a tricky opponent, eh?
Did you get a trophy for this, Luke?  If not, here you go. Congrats!  trophy

btw.. Is that supposed to be a likeness of Andy in the Character Sheet? This saddens me. lmao
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Re: Gaming Talk « Reply #1867 on: October 09, 2012, 09:43 PM »
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Haha, thank you very much. Wink To be fair the graphics are quite good considering it's a tiny pixel and the budget it's made on. Better than Top Spin anyway, which are awful. Murray looks half-zombie. The kits are what bring the players to life though really, they are all recognisable ones.

Looks like Murray's going to get an instant chance to exact revenge on me - in the QFs of Wimbledon. I beat Clement (6-2, 6-2, 7-6), (25) Almagro (4-6, 6-4, 6-3, 6-4), (5) Soderling (6-4, 6-2, 6-4), and then Kohlschreiber (6-2, 6-3, 6-2). Not bad for my first Wimbledon. The QF will be interesting, I hope Murray is better than the Queens final.

Meanwhile on the other half of the draw, Berdych beat Nadal Surprised (Nadal has won almost every single match so far this year and accumulated 17,000 ranking points) and Djokovic retired against Ferrero after having come through three 5 setters. So looks like Berdych will be reaching the 2010 Wimbledon final... this game is very realistic eh.

Definitely going to up the level after this tournament.
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Re: Gaming Talk « Reply #1868 on: October 09, 2012, 10:21 PM »
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Have also ordered Grand Slam Tennis 2 (amongst a few other games). I know you guys said Top Spin 4 was better but an NZ online store had a massive sale on and GST2 was ridiculously cheap - $23NZ or about 11 pounds. And I can't seem to find TS4 available from any NZ store yet so thought it was worth trying the other one out at that price and still look around for TS4.

GST2 finally arrived yesterday. Had a first go last night and spent about 45 minutes doing the training to learn the controls (John McEnroe has a go at you when you fail the tasks). The last tennis game I played seriously was probably Virtua Tennis 2 on the PS2 (although I did play Top Spin 3 briefly on PS3 when we got it while I was back living with my parents as my brother had a PS3). So I found it tough to get used to using the right stick for shots rather than the arcade style holding down X etc (which you can also do on the game). I couldn't complete many of the tasks using the stick but managed to using the buttons which I was more used to.

However when I went into my first match I only used the right stick. Just feels more natural doing it that way and you get better angles on your shots so I do understand the change in controls. Can't quite get the hang of serving yet though. Anyway only had a 1 set match as Murray against Hewitt to start and I lost although had some reasonably rallies. Going to take a bit of practice to master the controls.

Anyway quite like it on first play. Visually excellent as you'd expect from EA Sports. Decent selection of players and great to be able to play at Wimbledon. Shame it can't be more like FIFA in the sense of having say all the top 100 or so players. Not sure how a Grand Slam works when you've only got 8 male players in the game though - are there fictional players you come up against perhaps or maybe some more real players but who are not playable? Presumably you don't just play the same 8 in a similar order each time. Since this cost bugger all I may still see if I can pick up Top Spin 4 cheap somewhere although since that came out over a year and a half ago the next version can't be far away surely?
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Re: Gaming Talk « Reply #1869 on: October 10, 2012, 05:55 PM »
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Epic.

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Re: Gaming Talk « Reply #1870 on: October 10, 2012, 07:11 PM »
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Unlucky Luke. That is very close. Time to spend your xp to raise your level. How many Ranking points do you have now (1000) ?
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Re: Gaming Talk « Reply #1871 on: October 10, 2012, 10:58 PM »
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Just over. #34 in the world now, going into the LA Farmer's Classic 250 (seeded 7th, play Davydenko in QFs after seeing off Andreas Beck 5&1 and James Blake 1&2). Was going to play Washington but for some reason it's not in the game, so will play the two summer North American hard court masters after this.

My forehand power and precision are now in 70's, BH all around 60-65, serve 60-70. Other attributes are 40-50. Planning on raising top spin next.
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Re: Gaming Talk « Reply #1872 on: October 11, 2012, 09:41 AM »
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Just over. #34 in the world now, going into the LA Farmer's Classic 250 (seeded 7th, play Davydenko in QFs after seeing off Andreas Beck 5&1 and James Blake 1&2). Was going to play Washington but for some reason it's not in the game, so will play the two summer North American hard court masters after this.

My forehand power and precision are now in 70's, BH all around 60-65, serve 60-70. Other attributes are 40-50. Planning on raising top spin next.

Don't raise that. I hear it's not very useful. Keep your points for other attributes, I'd say.

What style do you employ, by the way? Do you finish a lot of points at the net? Also, do you have your positioning set to "fast"?
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Re: Gaming Talk « Reply #1873 on: October 11, 2012, 11:09 AM »
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Don't raise that. I hear it's not very useful. Keep your points for other attributes, I'd say.

What style do you employ, by the way? Do you finish a lot of points at the net? Also, do you have your positioning set to "fast"?
Fair enough, will do.

No I still suck at volleying, so I only come in when I have to and try to drag my opponent round the court by tapping it (I don't dare try to whack it). Tend to play as a power baseliner or just try to out-rally my opponent if they are a good defender.

I haven't changed it, so presumably if that's what it starts on. What does it do?
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Re: Gaming Talk « Reply #1874 on: October 11, 2012, 11:22 AM »
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Fair enough, will do.

No I still suck at volleying, so I only come in when I have to and try to drag my opponent round the court by tapping it (I don't dare try to whack it). Tend to play as a power baseliner or just try to out-rally my opponent if they are a good defender.

I haven't changed it, so presumably if that's what it starts on. What does it do?

Just puts you in position to hit your shots. It adjusts for you rather you doing all the adjustment.
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