hi shuld of got on here earlier, been playing this game online 4 about 9 yers now [ps3&4] and can truly say ive clocked the online game, so this post is from someone who knows the dynamics of rc4 better than the developers. i just have a few basic points to make about how to improve rc4.
1st off the series has a been great especially since rc2, th rc series game dynamics r well balanced i cant really say they got any game dynamics wrong culd thy be improved sure but thy have been adequately covered. most ppls issues with the game is tht thy a] dont give it enough time to learn and b] thy have a limited understanding of the game of rugby itself.
rc4 feels alot smoother than the last 2 editions but has some flaws.
1] the skip passing makes attack un dynamic and the defense can either pick off easy intercepts or simply drift on yor attack. obviously u want to be able to hold defenders and then unleash out wide.
2] intercepts r far too frequent in a 10min online game ther could be as many as 6?, also thy seem to come from no were , sometimes a player will receive a pass then all of a sudden he no longer has the ball and the defender nxt to him does??? bizarre?
3] the fact u can contest the line out is wonderful, but now scrums are uncountable? why?
4] in rc2&3 backs wuld join the ruck and u culd choose weather thy did by pressing quick bind, this was a realistic edition to rc & made the game dynamic as u culd secure ball faster, but then u were exposed to a heavy bind counter ruck, the fact tht this has been taken out of the game is unrealistic, undynamic & frustrating. thers nothing worse than watching players just stand around the ruck while u loose possession, i understand tht the idea was to remove fwrds frm the bckline, but its nt 1977 and fwrds do pass the ball and bcks now enter rucks.
5] fifth point is the full back entering the line, this is frustrating i knw the idea was to make the game more fun with a extra man in the line but again rc2&3 had it right in tht it was yor prerogative to bring th 15 in line or not. th way it is now is just difficult and u have to constantly be checking at each ruck were the 15 is & if there is a turnover its try time.
6] last point is the servers/online im guessing lag will improve once the 8 plyr online feature is introduced, but atm it is worse than rc2&3.
thanks 4 the line of communication and thanks 4 the 9 yrs of gr8 rugbys games yor biggest and most appreciative customer the unbeatable mrky96