Master Korean vs Vitamin Korean vs Integrated Korean
I'm looking for reviews for any of these book series. I'm currently using Vitamin Korean 2 by Darakwon (Master Korean is also a Darakwon's book) and I'm not sure if I should purchase the next books in the series 'cause it feels like explanations are too short sometimes? It has good ammount of excercises but I'm not convinced to use it as my main and only textbook. Recently I saw Integrated Korean 3rd edition books are available on Google PlayBooks (I always purchase ebooks) and I would like to get some feedback on this series. If I buy one, it will be Intermediate 1 or Beginners 2. But Master Korean seems like a good textbook also. Other people commented Integrated Korean textbooks were dry and boring because they lacked images or colors, new edition seems to be colorful and with images (I read a preview). This doesn't bother me, I just want a good resource to study.
Vitamin Korean and Master Korean are supposed to prepare you for TOPIK also, I wonder if Integrated Korean series matches TOPIK levels as well. And Darakwon's books comes with key answer, something I think doesn't happen with Integrated Korean and that's a nono for me. If you studied with any of these I would like to hear from you, thanks! (Sorry for bad English, not my first language)
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I wanna talk about Playbooks and How they need an overhaul
So Let's talk about Playbooks
My stance , I think we should have less but more diverse playbooks .
We have a playbook balancing problem in madden , and it's mostly untalked about . How is it that we have almost 40+ playbooks on both sides and the consensus every year is there are only about 4 that are good and the rest are bad to okay .
The solution you may wonder like I do ? I think there should be far fewer playbooks that are more diverse . For instance I wanna see stuff like this :
Heavy QB option (Raven current scheme)
Modern West Coast
Classic West Coast
Ground and Pound
(I can't think of anymore sue me )
When you have a more manageable roster of books I believe balancing it should be easier .
This way we won't all be in the Patriots book because they had Bunch Sail ,I'm looking at you madden 18.Speaking of one OP play or formation.
I truly believe that creating this version with less playbooks allows op plays like Bunch sail ,of that year , to be removed from a strong book. In my example, say “Vertical” has one very strong play in the gun bunch that no other book has .We could remove that play from that book assuming “Vertical” is consistently the strongest offense and then in an attempt to re-balance the game place that play in an under-performing book or In a similar effort you could place that unique play in multiple books so it's not the “one with bunch sail” .I know people are gonna shit on this part of the idea because EA should “fix their game” . Trust me I get it and they should but they should also take “Strong” formations and plays and redistribute them throughout the year to help lead us to learning new schemes and expanding the meta as a community .
I'm not talking about bad gameplay right now , we all know what its like and how it ends up shaping the meta . I just wanna see this one aspect of the meta see some love . I know live playbooks are a thing and maybe they could be a good thing but I get the feeling that live playbooks plain doubling the playbook count is just going to magnify the problem I'm pointing out .
Finally here's some loosely related things i wanna talk about .
It's been 4 years now since we got audibles on the fly , so……. Where are saved custom auds ?
Community Created playbooks . I would really like to see them give the keys to people like Gutfoxx,Zan and Pro players to create playbooks ,Vet those said books with a balancing lens so we don't get meta central books and then release those to the game .
Please try and curb some of the toxic ebook markets by sponsoring someone like gutfoxx who makes well thought out ebooks or Zan whos ebook site at least teaches the x&o’s of why stuff works . By putting their ebooks in the game, maybe in the Gauntlet or on the MUT homepage . Personally I really hate to see kids buy “ebooks” from people who just wrote down some plays from youtube or Pro events and put it behind a paywall .
I want the gauntlet to be more utilized , have a meta attack guide . Talk about concepts and user techniques to beat and attack meta stuff .
Salary Cap Weekend League , Seriously where is it ? I find salary cap to be a funner team building experience and WL gives you a more rewarding gameplay experience .
The QB Pocket Presence Stick from madden 13-15 , Why dont people talk about its removal more ?
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