our community has expressed concern that shooting over 65% on two-pointers and over 40% on three-pointers is often too good to be true. How it actually is?
Why do players shoot so well?
In the top leagues in our game the average shooting percentage from close range is over 67%. Same shots in the NBA are hit with 60% accuracy, so the accuracy in the game surpasses reality. 95% shooting from good situations and 74% shooting from average situations stand out.
WL5's average mid-range shooting skill of 7 is not significantly different from WL1's - 8.3. At the lower leagues, it's good enough for 44% accuracy, compared to 32% in WL1 and 40% in NBA. In the top leagues of our game 67% accuracy from good situations is way out of line with reality
In the highest leagues of the game, the average three-point shooting exceeds 40% and is slightly higher than in the NBA and the Euroleague (37 and 35%, respectively).
The biggest problem with shooting three-pointers is that the accuracy is almost independent of the situation - the accuracy from very difficult situations reaches 42%.
What have we changed?
Starting yesterday, we have significantly increased the impact of the shooting situation on hitting three-point shots in the test engine. After a week, we will review the latest statistics and decide whether further tweaks are necessary.
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