Madden Manniac has posted on his blog an article called “NEW Madden 13 player ratings are starting to be released by EA. My thoughts on the top 10 QB’s“. In this blog he gives his thoughts on the Madden 13 Top QB Ratings.
The following is an excerpt from the blog post that posted on Tuesday, July 31, 2012
“Today, EA released the first set of Madden 13 player ratings. In this video Hall of Fame running back Marshall Faulk revealed the top 10 QB’s in Madden 13 – based on overall (OVR). If you have followed me for any period of time, then you know I can’t stand OVR or the current formula. I have suggested for some time now that OVR needs to go way and EA should start using a stand alone ranking with no connection to attributes. Attributes are consistently manipulated specifically to hold overalls down, despite statistics and tape that suggest the opposite. The opposite happens as well, attributes are inflated to increase overall. This can be seen in all positions throughout the game. So what’s wrong with that? Well, by manipulating attributes to reach a targeted overall, the attributes tend to be inconsistent and inaccurate for all positions. EA has conditioned fans to look at OVR first and this takes the focus off of the inconsistencies in the attributes themselves. ”Look beyond overall, it will open your eyes to how bad some of these ratings are.”
If EA basically uses OVR as a ranking system. That being the case, they should just make it a stand alone ranking with no connection to attributes. Let folks debate over who is #1 at each position, while assigning attributes based on statistics and on the field play. Attributes should be based on reality, not popularity. By having a stand alone ranking system, fans and players will have their bragging rights, but attributes will not have to be manipulated to change a ranking. Each and every attribute should be rated as accurately and objectively as possible, regardless of OVR or RANK.”
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