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Movement route and hold positions without ball




Without ball, player moves between these two positions (1) and (2), depending of who is controlling the ball - the own or the opposite team.

(1) - "Team in Defend" hold position. When the opposite team controls the ball, the player moves to that point on field and will stay close to it.

(2) - "Team in Attack" hold position. When teammate controls the ball, player moves to that position and stay nearby.

From his Decisions skill depends:
- how fast will move to ordered hold position
- how close he will be to it

He can leave his route (or position) if he should stop opposition player or to get the ball.


Movement route and target positions, when player controls and runs with the ball




When a player wins the ball and controls it, he will run following the ordered path (defined by target positions):
- player wins the ball (1)
- player moves to next target position (2)
- (optional order - Middle Run Target) player moves to it (3)
- player reaches the End Run Target (4)

From his Decisions skill depends:
- how fast will run following the ordered path
- how close he will reach target points

Player could move back if there is an order to keep the ball and there is a stronger enemy(es) in front of him.


Run with ball - choices


All along the run with the ball path, the player from time to time makes choices what to do:
- Run (to continue running to his next run-target)
- Pass (to pass the ball to a teammate)
- Shoot (to shoot at the opposite goal)
- Clear (to clear the ball far from own goal)

These choices are based on probabilities. The managers can set these probabilities in Tactics editor for all hold and target points of the path.

When player is exactly on such a point he will choose exactly by the ordered probabilities.

Most of the time, the player will not be exactly on target points, but somewhere between two of them. The example below explains the probabilities on such a position (between two points).
(For a simplicity - the position is exactly at the middle between the points, and only two probabilities are set (run and pass)).

The probabilities for that choice are just the average between these that are ordered on the both positions. ((The same scheme is applied on "Orders" and "Pass Weights" too - the other tabs)).

Will the player follow these instructions or not, depends from his Decisions skill.

Limited Choice: Run With Ball - End Run Target

On "End Run" point, the player has limited choice:
- Run is not available
- Clear is not available
- It should be chosen only one - Pass or Shoot, which should be set at 100%.


Orders



For every hold or target position, the managers can set different orders or the just the same, according their needs.
The available orders are:
- "Keep the ball from stronger enemies" - if there is a strong enemy(es) in front of the player, he will move in opposite direction, trying to keep the ball and his passing desire will grow.
- Passing: "Into free space ahead player" or "Exactly to the player".
- Tackles: "On Foot" or "Sliding Tackles"

Following these orders depends from player's Decisions skill as usual.



Choosing a teammate pass-target - Weights



When a player decides to pass, he should choose a teammate that should pass to. He measures the position and the surrounding of every of his teammates, gives them a weight and chooses according these weights.

For example there are 3 teammates on the field that are in the player's pass range:
- (A) - close to enemy goal (+30), far from our player (+1), closely man-marked by the enemy (+1), in front of the player (+10).
- (B) - behind the player (+1), far from the goal (+1), not so close to our player (+5), no enemy nearby (+20).
- (C) - in front of our player(+5), not so close to goal (+14), an enemy is nearby, but not too close (+6), close to our player(+15).

The weights are: (A)+42, (B)+27, (C)+40.
Probabilities are: (A)39%, (B)24%, (C)37%. The player most probably will chose to pass to (A) or (C).

But if the manager already modified pass weights and set "100% Free" (look only who is far from the enemies), the weights will be modified as follows:
(A)+1, (B)+20, (C)+6, which will modify probabilities very high:
(A)4%, (B)74%, (C)22%. And the player most probably will select (B)


The decision skill


Decisions skill is very important for individual tactic orders. From this skill depends following or not the orders.

Before every choice, order, pass-measuring, etc. the engine measures player's decision by taking a random number from 0 to 150. If this number is lower than player's Decision skill, the player will follow the order, if not - the player will take choice by his default behavior.