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  • Mediocre

    10 33.33%
  • Worthless

    3 10.00%
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    Battrick Commentary

    So, so dire. What could be an excellent part of the game is so dreadful that I'm sure no-one really reads it. Just had this in my mate's game.

    6 Clark to Louis
    Smacked the ball into the head of a small child who had to be taken to hospital!

    I mean come on. I spent a good half-hour today submitting my own lines, but more needs to be done.

    Any dire pieces from your part? Or awesome ones - they are out there.
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    I process some of the commentary lines occasionally, and delete maybe 95% of them. That is why I don't do it more often.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nnanden View Post
    6 Clark to Louis
    Smacked the ball into the head of a small child who had to be taken to hospital!
    I have to admit, I laughed.
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    I'd rate it between superb and mediocre -- respectable sounds about right!

    There are a few cringeworthy lines there, and these spoilt the commentary in the early days -- as everyone was going for comedy, you had overs where something wacky happened almost every ball. Now that lots more normal ones have been added, it's a lot better.

    I like to be able to imagine Sandwith tonking a straight six or guiding a square cut.

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    What annoys me is that people spend their time checking commentary lines at the same time they could be adding a couple of hundred surnames into the Indian name file.

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    meh...
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    Aside from the fact that the commentary is far more Benny Hill than Richy Benaud, there are two things which annoy me.

    1. The number of times shots hit the stumps at the non-striker's end. I've been playing cricket 17 years now, and I can not recall more than a dozen occasions when this has happened in RL?

    2. Lines of commentary which are clearly retrospective rather than ostensibly having been spoken at the time of the event. I can't be bothered finding the exact wording, but that one about a small child being hit in the head and having to be taken to hospital is a good example. At the time the child was hit, how could the commentator know that they'd have to b taken to hospital? Similarly there's the line about the ball being knocked up a drain-pipe and a few minutes later the game carries on.

    But all in all, it's a sight more interesting than sitting here watching numbers change on a scorecard!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jungle Jumbo View Post
    What annoys me is that people spend their time checking commentary lines at the same time they could be adding a couple of hundred surnames into the Indian name file.
    MODs and GMs don't have access to the name database.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Adamc View Post
    MODs and GMs don't have access to the name database.
    They could though... it would be better if we had no more commentary lines for a season while the Indian names were updated.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jungle Jumbo View Post
    They could though... it would be better if we had no more commentary lines for a season while the Indian names were updated.
    yeah i'm sick of seeing the same names in pretty much every team. FFS update the database already.... even made a huge least of first names and second names but still, mostly you get those old names.

    Some of the commentary is real funny, but some of it just gets bit stupid.
    I don't even bother watching it much anyway.

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    Quote Originally Posted by some fool
    A full toss smeared off the back foot and Overton makes a great stop as the ball bounces inches in front of him. Browne stares at the umpire ... that was almost above his waist.
    ...for a spinner.

    Also had my player playing a reverse-sweep to square-leg the other day. And numerous amounts of poo. Haven't seen any of my commentary pop up. (N)

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