Many things have changed over the past 8 years of online play. One thing that hasn't is the number of players looking to enjoy their Madden gaming experience against like minded players.
Dfense, a member of the STR8SIM.com Madden community, agreed to answer some questions for this week's Madden 11 Community Spotlight:
This Spotlight features the player that has arguably helped more players than any other. Paul Gleason, better known as Kobra, who in the last 10 years has authored close to 40 guides. Kobra is now writing strategies for XsOsFootball.com.
For this Community Spotlight we spoke to KoachK from Compete4ever.com. KoachK has been a well known Madden community member for a number of years on the league and tournament scene. He recently launched Compete4ever to provide Madden fans hungry for competition an avenue to pursue their passions. We spoke with KoachK about how his passion began, how league play improved his game, and why sharing his competitive passion for Madden with others makes the years of dedication worthwhile.
Over the past 8 years of online play, several Madden communities have come and gone. Subject to closings, mergers, or a mere lack of interest many displaced members of ghosted communities have become new faces in new places. If you've ever wondered "Where are they now?," your questions are being answered. Our first foray includes an old staple of websites dating back to the early days of online Madden and MaddenMania. Adembroski, now a member of OperationSports.com's robust Madden community agreed to answer some questions for this week's Madden 11 Community Spotlight:
For this Community Spotlight we spoke to Phil Frazier, who worked for 14 years on the Madden series with several years as Executive Producer about how his Madden passion developed and how life's time challenges can be overcome to improve gamer experiences. Phil left the EA development team in June 2011, a month before the release of Madden NFL 12.
The resulting fog surrounding players can lead them to believe not only that there is honor in quitting, but that players have a duty to quit in some situations. When Madden players base their sportsmanship values on the contents of these discussions, the resulting values of entire communities can change. So what are the 'rules' about quitting games and when is it OK to do so?
There are tons of opinions about Madden NFL 17, each with it's own merits, but we at MaddenUniversity.com would like to offer a historical, philosophical, and metaphysical critique of why Madden NFL 17 is the best and worst Madden yet to be developed.
Since the debut of online play developers have attempted to design Madden in such a way to limit the learning curve to attract new customers, provide an aesthetically pleasing approximation of what we see in the NFL to woo existing customers, and the tactical freedom and control required to maintain die-hard customers. Oddly, EA's attempts to please each of these groups tend to fall short of the mark.
Like real life football, the Madden community contains players with diversity of competitiveness and experience. Pitting players of varied levels together in a single arena presents challenges developers seek solutions for annually. The equation of how to create enjoyable Madden experiences for new and old players alike without alienating either has variables that are ever shifting? Much of a player's enjoyment relies on his attitudes toward his own development. How can we play together in harmony?
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