Variable Rugby Boots and Balls

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    Having a variety of rugby balls could make punting, place kicking and drop kicking that much more challenging. Some balls are heavier, lighter, swing more or travel further in the air. It would also be really realistic if different boots could be selected for forwards and backline players. Options could be determined by the weather and field conditions. If dry weather boots for example are chosen before the match begins but it starts raining then players must have less balance, be slower and side steps effects are minimised. If the opposition has started with neatral or wet weather studs then they could have the advantage by being more balanced, quicker, stronger in tackles and moves etc
     
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    Nah, i think that'd be pretty pointless to be honest
     
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    Blades in the dry and studs in the wet are appropriate in real life (especially if you're a ponce who uses anything except proper black rugby boots), however picking your boots like picking your tyres in an F1 game maybe is a bridge too far.
     
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    I agree though, it might be used by some people, but i doubt 99% of people would ever change it
    However different balls could be good, not performance wise, but the way they look. In Fifa Ultimate team you unlock different colours/makes of balls, ,maybe something like that could be encorporated
     
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    If it is not too diffcult then the balls used in the different leagues would be great! I do think that place kicking is too easy but the sytem used is correct. Just like wind affects the ball movement it would be great if certain balls behaved slightly differently to others! This would make kicking at goals more challening.
    Altitude would also be an awsone feature. The higher the stadium is above seas level the further the balll travels and the quicker fatigue sets in. Eg: The Blue Bulls have created a fortress in Pretoria (SA) and they attribute a lot of it to attrition and altitude. Fatigue should also decrease a players kicking accuracy, especially at the end of a game. This would make substitutions more critical!!!
     
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    Fetu'u Vainikolo and Sean Maitland where really colourful boots, so do most wingers .
     
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    the thread starter is a douche... i mean seriously?...
    We want this to be the best rugby game ever produced and you want variable rugby boots and balls?...
    In a normal rugby mans life, he is not effected by the ball, he effects the ball... and he definitely is not effected by the boots,... it's not like certain boots make you run faster....

    You might as well bring up shoulder pads that make you tackle better, headgears that make you smarter, mouthguards that make you more appealing to the referee's decisions, gloves that make you catch better.....

    silly topic
     
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    Agree that this is a silly topic, but calling someone a douche over it is pretty rude.
     
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    At the 2007 World Cup most kickers complained about the ball being hard to control when place kicking. I think ball variation at the least would be a great feature!
     
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    yeah, and sometimes the ref would sneeze and drop his whistle, and players would tie up their shoes and comb their hair, and the all blacks would eat their weet bix before the game in a cut scene. that is way better than actual gameplay and licenses and game modes!
     
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    i want rugby 2012 to have optional invisibility cloaks....
     
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    You can be as childish as you like but if you want this game to be compared to Tiger Woods or Ashes Cricket then we need to take these suggestions seriously.
    In Tiger Woods golf certain golf balls travel further than other, some are more accurate and some are just different colours. Similarly is Ashes cricket, you get different ball types and colours. The developers have gone out of their ay to make the game as realistic and as fun as possible.

    It can surely not be that hard to have 2 or 3 different ball types that have have slightly different performance and colour variances. If you want this to be a great game then a simple feature like this is very reasonable to be asked for.

    Not only will it be good for the game but it also allows HB Studios to get more sponsors. Gilbert or Mitre for example!
    Let's get some serious feedback on this subject.
     
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    tiger woods is golf..;a game that centres itself around hitting the ball into the whole..so it is not surprising that there will be alot of attention put onto the ball...however in rugby there are so many different areas of the game that require more attention in order to make the game fun to play..ie tackle mechanics , running passing , sidestepping etc ..all more important than if a ball slips off course by a yards difference...

    and invisbility cloaks ARE a must have for this game...:p
     
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    I don't know about you but after playing Rugby 08 and having mastered most moves, kicks, defence etc. The difference between winning and losing really came down to which team you played with. I think an external factor like ball unpredictability would make those long Wilkinson, Carter kicks less perfect and unpredictable!
     
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    Fifa doesn't have things like that, and i'd say that's the most advanced sports game out there (with the exception of the madden games, possibly) and a lot closer to rugby than Golf/Cricket
     
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    Fifa's boots and balls are purely cosmetic, but at the very least, there's the option to change them. I don't think that variable-physics balls are needed, but I think that the weather effects need to have a decent and noticeable effect on play. I find it hard to tell the difference when playing in sun or rain, and just play the same game I usually play, and that shouldn't totally be the case.
     
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    I agree about having a large choice of boot and ball designs in the game - I thought 08 did well with the ball designs, I liked how they got that right. And I would definitely like to see more boots to choose from, a selection from Adidas, Nike, Puma etc. Not loads, but a few would be nice.

    However, I don't agree with the boots and balls having an effect on the way the game plays. There are no doubt more pressing concerns that need to be righted, and I think putting something trivial in like different balls having a positive/negative effect on play is just not needed.
     
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    I agree, depending on how hard it rains the players speeds need to slow down. Kicking for territory may then be more effective than a running game in those circumstances and visa versa!

    I love the way EA SPort Cricket 07 got that perfect. Wet and green pitches were slower and the ball did not come onto the bat easily. The batting team then had to change strategies by going aerial or looking for singles as boundaries along the ground were hard to come by!
     
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    To be honest it should just stay pretty much like it is in my opinion. different teams have a different pattern ball which you play with which i think is more authentic and then there should be a player editor mode in-game such as in the PES series. This would enable us to be able to choose which boots a specific player played with all the time, but with a bigger variety of boots to choose from.
     
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    i love changing boots this would be a great idea
     
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