Gents,

The admin team have been hard at work reviewing information that continues to drop regarding CFM. Something we have been keeping a close eye on is regression. I think most of you will agree that the current system for madden 17 is broken. As it stands, regression starts at 29 and attiributes go down at a rate of -2 per season (starting with physical attributes, than skill based ones a year or two later).

All the information from the game changer videos/podcasts we have seen point to regression being basically the same this madden. The only info to suggest otherwise is from the official madden CFM blog which states "we adjusted regression points so they are introduced more slowly over time".

Madden 18 has changed speed regression due to age for HB, WR and CB. Any player 90 and above will not regress below 90 and those below 90 will maintain their speed. Players will still lose accel, agil etc and can lose speed due to other factors, such as injury.

Whilst the bandaid solution to fix speed at those positions will help, safeties, LBs and TE's etc will still get raped by regression.

The admin team has discussed the possibility of manually changing regression if the system is the same as madden 17 to make 28> relevant for multiple seasons.

A potential way we could fix regression is:

We delay regression till 30 instead of 29 and have that first year of regression as -1 instead of - 2 for attributes that regress. Players 31 and onwards we just follow the current regression system.

Even if we did this, QBs THP still regresses at a detrimental rate and is a major issue. If you look around the NFL, the better QBs are the older guys and in madden most of the 35+ year old QBs still maintain around a 90 THP. The fact QBs lose THP at 29 is dumb and my view is we delay THP regression till 32/33 as it is impossible to retain a decent THP for QBs 29 and older as we complete multiple seasons.

This is a Great article to show how regression in QBs is broken:

https://deepdivegaming.com/madden-17-hat...6db555a603
Smiths has suggested we move safeties to CB before season ends to limit their speed regression also. For some reason they were excluded from the speed cap, which is odd. So that's something we could look st also.

Please discuss below your views on regression. We will naturally LAB regression once the game drops and we won't know for sure whether it's still completely broken till we do.

However it's good to get a head start now and we can poll everyone to see if people want any changes if there are obvious issues to regression that we find when the game drops.