Why are players missing free throws?


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Why are players missing free throws?

Recently, community members have been concerned about the free throw shooting percentage in the game. Is the worry justified?

BasketPulse skills
The better the skills - the better accuracy

The mid-range skill is directly related to free throw shooting percentage. For example, players with mid-range skill 1 have a 31% accuracy, skill 6 - 59%, skill 12 - 91%.

BasketPulse free throws
Is it realistic?

In the top league of our game WL1 - average free throw shooting percentage is 62%, while in NBA - 77%.

WL2 59%, Euroleague - 77%.

WL3 - 59%, Spanish ACB - 75%.

All these leagues in our game have a similar mid-range shooting skill of 6.

BasketPulse updates
What will we do next?

Free throw shooting percentage in the game is slightly different compared to corresponding real-world leagues. As a result, we have slightly increased the base free throw shooting percentage (especially for the players with bad skills) in a test engine that is live in national leagues. However, we have removed experience influence on free throw shooting. If the adjustments deem to be successful, they will be live on all games starting season 90.

IMPORTANT. In order to improve free throw shooting, we recommend improving the mid-range shooting skill of the players. Each skill upgrade results in about 5% better accuracy from the free throw line.

New article - detailed information about Free throws in the game
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I haven't played this game long but the only thing I have found about free throws is that they are consistently inconsistent. In real life you can have a bad or good shooting day once in awhile, but here it is game to game wild. I believe you miscalculated the effect of the arena made on your formula for free throws. My team for instance through 8 home games is 142 out of 196 free throws for 72.4% but on the road the team is 118 out of 233 for 50.6% in also 8 games. The benefit of a comfortable arena vs an unfamiliar arena should not result in a 20%+ swing in free throw percentage. -- 92 S 23 d.
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ReturnOfTheKing yes, this is a known issue and the difference should not be that big. We are going to create more events related to home-court advantage and add safeguards that there are not too many same events in a single game, therefore, lowering the fluctuation game-to-game in FT shooting. -- 92 S 23 d.
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Free trow percentages in wl and nl is different by 15% in same engine lol but of course in 10000 freethrows it should be equal -- 92 S 23 d.
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