View Full Version : Grade Ratings?
01-22-2008, 12:47 PM
Hi there new to the boards and just wanted to know if anyon e knew if 2008 was going to once again feature the grading system (which is a big turn off for me buying the game) or the old fashioned numerical system (which i prefered in 2004). Or is there an option swapping between the two?
01-22-2008, 12:53 PM
I will buy the game regardless, that being said, I would love to see the numeric ratings! Please tell me this is possible.
01-22-2008, 01:16 PM
I want to WMMA style descriptions for workers!! Phooey to these pesky numbers and letters!! :p
01-22-2008, 06:52 PM
I assume since Adam has said that 2007 games and mods will be convertible to the 2008 format that the grading system will stay the same as well, but that is just a guess.
01-22-2008, 07:09 PM
Don't see why. The numbers are always the backbone of anything. In TEW we get a letter grade to hide their exact values (seriously, how can you realistically tell a 65.4 from a 65.5?)... in WMMA you get info like "Fighter X has great punching power" and that's just a way of hiding his punching power is 65.0 or whatever.
Not saying it should be in, just saying it's an easy possibility since ultimately, both TEW and WMMA just mask the numbers in different ways and that it could be interesting to simply see info like...
"Bryan Danielson is a fairly well known American wrestler who is also quite popular in Japan. He is known to be a world class technical wrestler who can also work a good high flying match or brawl."
I'm sure you would want to add better info and detail to that, but I can easily see TEW working with WMMA style generated profiles and scouting screens. Might even help encourage the old star rating system you got from one of the EWR sets of results to make a comeback in place of grades. :)
01-22-2008, 08:59 PM
I think it'd be really tough to look at everyone in the game to decide who has what skills. Its realistic but its still a game and if I got a guy with an A in brawling I wanna look for B's and A's in brawling to match up with him. I don't wanna scour every profile looking to see who has world class brawling skills or what have you.
I agree in real life we would have scouting options and maybe in the game certian stats can't be known until you run a scouting report on them. You know they have good brawling instincts or good match instincts but once you scout them maybe it breaks down into "this guy is a great brawler but his main focus is hardcore wrestling" or maybe "this guy is a world class mat wrestler but he does exceptionally well when it comes to submissions or chain wrestling."
Something like that where you get a good feel for what the guy is good at but with scouting you can break it down into several categories into one field. Like in TEW 07 where you have three sub categories of entertainment. You can always tell their entertaining but until you scout them you don't know if its physical charisma, mic charisma, or what it is.
Something like that would for me be more appealing.
01-22-2008, 09:33 PM
there is a number grade for each and every person in the game. The only thing is the way it is displayed. I enjoy the number grade my self as it give a little more realistic. You could not look at two people and say he has 81.9 in brawling and a second person and say he has 83.1. The number gives a good estimate. If you really want to know the number look at the editor. The number is ther.
01-22-2008, 09:37 PM
I don't want the number grades back it's to exact. As has been state by adam you can't look at two people with relatively near skill and go he's an 87.8 and he's an 87.9 you look at a person and go he's a top rated flier and he's a top rated flier and that guy over there he's an ok fighter. If they went to the WMMA versions with Mediocre, Decent, Good, Great, Fantastic and Excellent I wouldn't be against it either.
01-22-2008, 09:43 PM
In WMMA you can still filter like you do in TEW 2007, the difference is that instead of filtering "Minimum B- athleticism" like you do in '07 you would filter "at least excellent in athleticism" same thing, but the mystery is half the fun :D
01-23-2008, 01:29 AM
I guess as long as their is still come classification thats good. Although Im not sure what the difference between "World Class" and A* would be. I suppose there would be less classes needed if they used words such as Decent, Excellent, Great.
Although I do with the matches had more detail. I mean I want to know more about a match than it was an A match, I want to know that a match was perfect or something of that nature.
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