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10-12-2012, 10:26 AM
The Finnish MacInnis*
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Originally Posted by putridgasbag View Post
Well a month after the game is available what do people think of the GM Connected mode?

For me the concept is good but I am not impressed with the finished product. Trade and Free Agency buttons that haven't been fixed, messaging service that leaves a lot to be desired and the slowest loading game that I can remember are my main complaints.

I can get both the trade and free agency buttons to work but it can take a while and I don't know why that is. You would think that would have been an easy fix but....

The loading and the messaging are absolutely horrendous for a game in this day and age. Having to go between screens to just check who is online and any messages, the wait times are ridiculous. See a player on waivers you might like and it takes forever to go back and check his ratings and then back to the message area. Having to download everything when you navigate away from the main screen and back is...well you can fill in the blank with the appropriate words.

You would think that if you clicked on a team that everything should be available about that team. Is he online, who he has on waivers, injuries and duration, all the ratings and stats, access to a trade screen and a record of what has been discussed. Send a trade proposal now and you have no idea if the other guy even sees it. If he responds in another form like here there is no record of the proposal for you to look at. Who did I offer?! I don't remember, hell once I get into the trade section I'll throw out a few proposals to see if anything is possible. Chances of me remembering what I sent out is close to zero.

I do enjoy the game play even if I do suck at it and the league idea. I just wish it was a little easier to move around the GM Connected part. I spend to much time waiting for screens and not enough time playing but at least I win the odd faceoff now and have scored a couple of goals... small steps.
I agree with pretty much all of this.

GM Connected: Great idea, but, well, putrid execution.

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