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WelcometoCricketRevolution,anewmultiplayercricketgamewhereplayerscompeteagainsteach

otherandthecomputerinanenthrallinggameofcricket.Thegoalofthisguideistofamiliarizenew

playerswiththemultitudeoffeaturesandgameplayoptionsthatareavailabletothem.

playerswiththemultitudeoffeaturesandgameplayoptionsthatareavailabletothem.
 

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CONTENTS

 

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1.GettingStarted

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1.1PurchasingTheGame

Store

1.2InstallingTheGame

Store 1.2InstallingTheGame
 

1.3MinimumSystemRequirements

1.4PlayingOnline

 
 

Leaderboards

BETA

2.TeamManagement

2.1SkillPoints

 

2.2Specialists

 

2.3PlayerCustomization

TOPPLAYERS

 

3.BattingIn­Depth

 

Club&Players

BETA

3.1ShotSelection

 

3.1.1DefensiveShots

3.1.2AggressiveShots

3.MAd23

4.mek

 

3.1.3PushShots

Community

3.1.4LoftedShots

3.1.5SlogShots

TOPCLUBS

 

3.2ShotPlacement

Support

3.3ShotTiming

 

2.Lions

3.4BattingGameplay

3.4.1Batsman’sSkills

 

3.4.2Batsman’sSpecialization

3.4.3BatsmanLevels

3.4.4BatsmanStates

3.4.5StrikeZones,SweetSpots,andEdges

4.BowlingIn­Depth

4.1BowlerTypes

4.1.1Fast

4.1.2Swing

4.1.3Spin

4.2BowlerAdrenaline

4.3BowlingStrategy

4.4MatchConditions

5.FieldingIn­Depth

5.1FielderSkills

5.2FielderSpecialization

5.3FieldingBasics

6.GameModes

6.1OnlinePlayWithRevolutionOnline

6.1.1ChatRoomsandFriends

6.1.2HostingandJoiningGames

6.1.3PlayerProfiles

6.1.4MatchMaking

6.2LANPlay

6.3SinglePlayer

6.3.1RevolutionLeague

6.3.2RevolutionCup

6.3.3ExhibitionMatch

6.3.4NetPractice

1.GETTINGSTARTED

1.1PURCHASINGTHEGAME

Inordertoplay,youmustownacopyofthegamethatcanbedirectly downloaded and installed on your PC via Steam. To purchase the game from Steam, please visitourSteamstore. You must have a registeredSteamaccounttoownandplayCricketRevolution.Ifyou arenotaregisteredmemberofSteam,youcandownloadandinstall Steamforfreehere.

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1.2INSTALLINGTHEGAME

OnceyoupurchaseCricketRevolutionfromSteam,yourSteamclientwilldownloadthegameandaddit

toyourSteamgame’slist,fromwhereyoucanlaunchthegame.That’sit,it’sthatsimple!

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Onceyouhaveinstalledthegame,wehighlyrecommendthatyougothroughtherestofthisguideto

getapreciseideaofhowCricketRevolution'sgameplayandmechanicswork.

1.3SYSTEMREQUIREMENTS

Minimum:

Operatingsystem:WindowsVista/XP/2000

Processor:Pentium4,2.0GHz

Memory:512MBRAM

Harddiskspace:700MBavailable

Video:128MBvideocard

Sound:DirectXcompliantsoundcard

BroadbandInternet(foronlineplay)

Recommended:

Operatingsystem:WindowsVista/XP/2000

Processor:2.4GHzDual­CoreProcessor

Memory:1GBRAM

Harddiskspace:1GBavailable

Video:256MBvideocardNvidia6600orATI

equivalentorbetter

Sound:DirectXcompliantsoundcard

BroadbandInternet(foronlineplay)

1.4PLAYINGONLINE

Once youinstallthe game,youwillhave access to allthe offline,single player,and LANfeatures. However,toplayonline,youwillhavetocreateyourCricketRevolutionProfile,whereallyourgame data,performance,history,statistics,andrankingswillbestored.PleasenotethatthisaccountisNOT linkedtoyourSteamprofile;itisastandaloneCricketRevolutionprofiletomaintainyourperformance andcommunitydataonCricketrevolution.com.

YoucaneasilycreateaCricketRevolutionprofileaccountonourwebsite.Padupandgetstartednow!

2.TEAMMANAGEMENT

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Beforeplayingamatchyouhavetoselectateamandeitherplay withthedefaultsquadforthisteamorcustomizethesquadtosuit your particular strategy. Cricket Revolution lets you choose a teamfromanyofthemaincricketplayingnations.Ifyourteamis notfromoneofthosecountriesyoucanalwayscreateacustom teamthatrepresentsyourcountryofchoice.

2.1SKILLPOINTS

Thestrengthofateamisdefinedbyitsoverallskillpointsthatare thesumofeachindividualsquadmember’sskillpoints.Inorderto ensurefairplay,allteamswithinCricketRevolutionhaveafixed

poolof160pointsthatcanbedistributedamongtheplayersina

flexiblemannertoformstrategicallydifferentsquads.

Youcanassignandremoveskillpointsfromasquadmembertofinetunehis

bowling,battingandfieldingabilities.Theeffectsoffinetuningarecoveredindetailineachdiscipline’s

sectionbelow.

Each player is limited to a maximum of 20 skill points distributed across the three cricketing

disciplines.Foranygivendiscipline,aplayercanhaveamaximumof10skillpoints.Youcancreate

all­roundersbyspreadingaplayer’sskillpointsacrossthethreedisciplines,oryoucoulddecideto

focushisskillpointsinoneortwodisciplinesonly,makinghimaspecialistinthoseareas.

2.2SPECIALISTS

Each team in Cricket Revolution has a mixture of all­rounders, batting specialists, and bowling specialists.A playerbecomesaspecialistinany discipline ifhe has7or more talentpoints inthat discipline. Once your player becomes a specialistin a particular area, you can further classify his specialtytype.

particular area, you can further classify his specialtytype. BattingSpecialistOptions: 1)Aggressive 2)Balanced

BattingSpecialistOptions:

1)Aggressive

2)Balanced

3)Defensive

BowlingSpecialistOptions:

1)7talentpoints=1specialdelivery

2)10talentpoints=2specialdeliveries

*Thereareseveralbowlervariationsandspecialdeliverytypesbowlerscanbowl.Refertothebowling

sectionbelow.

FieldingSpecialistOptions:

1)Catcher

2)Runner

Specialists,theirabilities,andtheirprosandconsarediscussedindetailinthesectionsthatfollow

2.3PLAYERCUSTOMIZATION

Youcanalsochangetheappearanceandnameofaplayertorecreateyourownfantasyteam.Any

numberofnewteamscanbecreated,savedandaccessedquicklyonapermatchbasis.

3.BATTINGIN­DEPTH

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The core principle behindbattinginCricketRevolutionisto allowfora seamlessrealworldfeelto selectingashotandfinetuningitsplacementtopenetratethefield.Thesinglemostimportantthing whenbattinginCricketRevolutionistochooseyourshotswiselyandtotimeandplacethemperfectly forbestresults.However,makingsuchjudgmentsisn'taseasyasitsounds.Asarule,it'sbesttoplay safewithabatsmanwhoisfreshatthecreaseinordertoavoidgivinganeasycatchandtoreducethe riskofproducinganedge.

3.1SHOTSELECTION

ChoosingwhichshottoplayonagivenballisthekeytosuccessfulbattinginCricketRevolution.Witha

rangeof34shotstoselectfrom,dividedinto5differentshotcategories,thiscanprovetobeadaunting

task!Solet’sgetstartedonthedifferentshottypesinthegame.

Thefollowingtableshowsalltheshotsavailableinthegame.Notethateachshotismappedontoa

uniquekeycombination,solearningalltheshotkeyswillbeessentialtoyourmasteryofthegame!

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3.1.1DefensiveShots:Thisrangeofshotsisusedprimarilytoplaythebatsmanin,keeptheballout

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ofthewicketinanemergencysituation,ortosneakaquicksingle.Whenplayingadefensiveshot,you

areguaranteedasolidconnectionwithlittleornochanceofproducinganedge.Usetheseeffectively

whenyourbatsmanisfreshatthecreasetosettlehimin.

3.1.2Aggressive Shots:These are yourbreadandbutterscoringshots.Allaggressive shots are groundstrokes,soyou’llhavetobeontopofyourshotplacementtechniquetomakesureyoucan penetrate the fieldwiththese shots.Generally,aggressive shots are notconsideredto be highrisk shots, and produce solid results when timed and placed correctly. Watch the match and ground conditionsthough;youwouldn’twantyourballtoslowdownintheoutfield!

3.1.3PushShots:Thisisaspecialcategoryofshotsusedinavarietyofcircumstancesandsituations

topushtheballaroundthefield.Theseshotshaveareducedchanceofproducinganedge,areless risky than aggressive shots, and almost always help you achieve your desired result. Use your imaginationregardingtheirapplication…hasyouropponentplacedafieldertoodeepallowingyouto stealaquickdouble?

3.1.4LoftedShots:Thiscategoryofshotsisallabouthighscoringandtakingadvantageofclose­in

field placement.Using these shots,youcanlofta ballover the infield or penetrate the outfield by sendingtheballcrashingtotheboundaryboards.However,theseshotsareconsideredtobehighrisk andwillrequireaccuratefootwork,timing,andexecutiontogetright.Makesureyoupractice,oryou mightfindyourselfonashortwalkbacktothepavilion!

3.1.5SlogShots:This(andafewloftedshotsunderspecialcircumstances)istheonlywayinthe

gametogoformaximumruns.Youcanchargedownthewickettohittheballoutofthepark,orget downononekneeandwatchtheballsailoverthemidwicketboundary!Howeveryouliketohitsixes, bearinmindtheseshotscomewithaveryhighrisktag!You’llneedclosetoperfecttimingandfootwork

toexecutetheseshots;moreovera6isneverguaranteed.Aggressivebatsmen(moreonthislater)

haveahigherchanceofhittingasixthandodefensivebatsmen,sousetheseshotswisely.

3.2SHOTPLACEMENT

Duringthebowler’srunupyouhavetheabilitytofinetunetheplacementofanyshotyoumightbe

goingforusingthe[up]and[down]keys.Theplacementguideappearsonthefieldradarduringthe

runup.

runup.

Placementisanabilitythatisbasedonthebatsman’sskillpointsandhisbattingstyle.Youcancontrol

theplacementofeachshotbyamaximumof+/­6levels,witheachlevelcorrespondingtoafixed

degreedirectionchangeintheshot’strajectory.Defensivebatsmenhavegreaterplacementabilityand canutilizeall6placementlevelsfortheirshotswhile aggressive batsmenare limitedtoonly +/­2 placementlevels(theyaremorecapableofsimplygoingoverthefielders’heads).Balancedbatsmen

have+/­4levelsplacementability.Placementisthekeytocounteringyouropponent’sfieldsettings.

Youcanpracticeplacingyourshotsinthenets.

3.3SHOTTIMING

Likeinrealcricket,timingyourshotiseverything.Theselectionandplacementofshotswouldamount

tonothingifyoudon’tgetyourtimingright.Ifyouplayyourshotearly,thereisaprobabilityyoumay

skytheballforaneasycatch;similarly,playingtheballlateresultsinaprobabilityofedgingitoran

occasionalflathit.

occasionalflathit.

Whenfacingfastbowlers,thetimingwindowshiftsbackandyouhavetonaturallytimetheballearlier.

Whenfacingspinners,thetimingwindowshiftsforwardandyouhavetowaitfortheballtocometoyou

beforeexecutingyourshottogetthetimingright.Additionally,allbowlerscanvarytheirpaceaccording

totheirtalent.Theactualpaceoftheballcanbejudgedbythecolorofthebowlingmarker,goingfrom

yellow(slowestpaced)tored(highestpaced)duringthedeliveryrunup.Keepinmindthattalented

bowlerscanslowdownorspeeduptheirdeliveriesaboveandbeyondthemarkerindicatorusingany

specialdeliveriestheymayhaveuptheirsleeves.

specialdeliveriestheymayhaveuptheirsleeves.

Thisbecomesalittlemorechallenginginanetworkedenvironmentwheretimingisheavilyinfluenced

byyourinternetconnection.Youareprovidedwithanetworklagbartohelpadjustfortheseconditions.

Aslowerconnectiontothehostmeansthatyouwillhavetoplayyourshotsearlier.

3.4BATTINGGAMEPLAY

BattingwellinCricketRevolutionrequiresmorethanjustgoodtiming,shotselection,andplacement.It

requiresknowledgeofyourbatsman’stalent,skill,andtheircorrespondingimpactongameplay.The

tablebelowdepictsthebatsman’sabilitiesindetailandshowsyouthevarianceinabilitiesbetweena

lowskilledvs.ahighlyskilledbatsman*.

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3.4.1Batsman’sSkills

Runspeed:Thisisthespeedwithwhichthebatsmenrunbetweenthewickets.Allbatsmen,regardless

oftalent,runatthesamespeed.However,ifyouinjureabatsman(moreonthislater),hisrunning

speedwilldropdramatically.

Shotpower:Thisisoneofthekeydifferencesbetweenlowerandhighertalentedbatsmen.Ahigher

talentedbatsmanwillhittheballwithmoreforcethanalowertalentedbatsman,allowinghimtopush

theballpastfieldersandpenetratethefield.

*Note:Thebatsman’sshotpowerdoesnotinfluencethebehaviorofloftedandslogshots.Theshot

powerforloftedandslogshotsisfixedandonlythebatsman’senhancedabilitiesvarytheoutcomeof

thoseshots.

Timing:Givingthebatsmantalentpointsdoesnotimprovehistiming.Timingisleftsolelytoyouasa

playeronceyourbatsmanisoutthereinthemiddle.

SweetSpotSize:ThisisaveryimportantandkeybattingconceptinCricketRevolution.Infact,its importantenoughtomerititsownsectionbelow,sowe willexpandonthisindetaillater.Fornow, sufficeittosaythatahighertalentedbatsmanhasabiggersweetspotforanygivenshotthanalower talentedbatsman.

EdgeProbability:GeneratingedgesinCricketRevolutionismorethanjustarandomprobabilityfora

givenshot.Ifthebowlermanagestobowlanedgegeneratingdelivery,orifthebatsmanmakesafatal

mistake,thentheprobabilityofproducinganedgeasafunctionofbatsmantalentpointsisgiveninthe

tableabove.Edges,though,arecoupledstronglytothesweetspotconceptandareexplainedindetail

inthatsection.

LateFlatShotProbability:Ifyou’relateonplayingashot,thereisachancethattheshotwillnot

connectcorrectlyandwillfallflatasamistimedshot.ThatprobabilityisknownastheLateFlatShot

Probability,andisgiveninthetableabove.

EarlySkierProbability:Ifyou’reearlyonplayingashot,thereisachancethattheshotwillnot

connectcorrectlyandwillpopupasaskierforaneasycatch.ThatprobabilityisknownastheEarly

SkierProbability,andisgiveninthetableabove.

Placement:Allbatsmen,bydefaulthaveaplacementabilityof+/­4levels.Aggressivebatsmenhave

areducedabilityof+/­2levels,whiledefensivebatsmenhaveanincreasedabilityof+/­6levels.

3.4.2Batsman’sSpecialization

Whenallottingtalentpointstoabatsman,youcanchoosetospecializehimasanaggressive,defensive,

orbalancedplayer.Eachhastheiradvantageanddisadvantages,discussedbelow.

Aggressive Batsmen:Aggressive batsmenisthe way to go ifyouwantto hitthe balloutofthe

ground.Theyhaveincreasedshotpower,hittheballharder,hitlonger6s,canhitsomeloftedshotsfor

6sthatotherbatsmencannot,andhavethehighestchanceofhittinga6inthegame.Onthedownside,

theyhaveahigheredgeprobability,asmallersweetspot,andlimitedshotplacementabilities.

DefensiveBatsmen:Defensivebatsmencanmovetheballaroundthefieldeasilyandarehardtoget out.Theyhaveanincreasedsweetspotsize,asmalleredgeprobability,andmaximumshotplacement abilitiestopenetratethefield.However,duetotheirdefensivenature,theyhavereducedshotpower,a

smallerchanceofhitting6s,andasmallerrangefortheirloftedshots.

BalancedBatsmen:Asthetitlesuggests,balancedbatsmenareinbetweendefensiveandaggressive,

andaregoodatdoingalittlebitofwhatbothdefensiveandaggressivebatsmencando,butareexperts

inneither.

3.4.3BatsmanLevels

Setting batsmen talentpoints and specializations is done during the team managementphase, well before any field action starts. However, a batsman’s performance on any given day is not only a functionofhistalentandspecialization,butalsoafunctionofhowwellyouapplythattalentoutinthe middle.Thisiscapturedthroughtheconceptoflevels.

middle.Thisiscapturedthroughtheconceptoflevels.

Whenabatsmanisfreshathiscrease,hisstartinglevelis1.Abatsman’smaxlevelis10,andhis

currentlevelisalwaysshownonthein­gamelevelbar.Asthebatsmanspendstimeoutinthemiddle

andscoresruns,hislevelkeepsincreasingasafunctionoftherunsscored.Ahigherlevelbatsman,i.e.

onewhohasscoredalotofrunsonagivenday,seestheballbetter,ishardertogetout,andhitsthe

ballfurther.Thisallowsforbatsmenwithlowskilltoplaysafeandsettlein,increasetheirlevel,and

thenreallystarthitting.

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3.4.4BatsmanStates

Inadditiontobatsmantalentandlevels,thereare4statesthatabatsmancanbeindependingon

dynamicfactorsoutinthemiddle.

gain1level.dynamicfactorsoutinthemiddle. Unsettled:

Unsettled:Whenabatsmanisfreshatthecrease,heinunsettledandneedstoplay himselfin.Duringthistime,thebatsmaninvulnerableandcaneasilygetoutifaloose shotisplayed.Allofhisabilitiesarereducedwhenheisunsettled,andthereforeheisalot moreedgythanhenormallywouldbe.Tosettlethebatsman,youmustmakethebatsman

fortherestofthegame.Settled:

Settled:Thisisthebatsman’sdefaultstateinthegame,whereallofhisabilitiescomeinto

play.Notethatoncethebatsmanissettledandhashiseyein,hecanneverbeunsettled

Rattled:Abatsmancanberattledatanypointinthegameifafastenoughballhitshis

bodyatunpaddedlocations.Thereare5spotsthatresultininjurytothebatsman:thetoe,

arm,frontchest,groin,andhead.Dependingonwherethebatsmangothit,thereare

threerattledstatesthatcouldoccur:RattledMinor(arm),RattledMajor(toe,chest),and

RattledCritical(groin,head).Oncethebatsmanhasbeenrattled,hisabilitiesarereduced

severelyforthenextthreeballs,dependingonhowbadlyhe’sbeenhit.Itsadvisableto

gettheinjuredbatsmanoffstrikesohecanrecoverandgetbackinthegame,orhemight

provetobeeasypickingforthebowlers!

OnFire:Onceabatsmanissettled,ifhisstrikerategoesbeyond400%forthree

consecutiveballsatanypointinthegame,thebatsmanbecomeshotandisconsideredto beonfire!Inthisstate,heseestheballbetter,timesitbetter,hitsitharder,andisoverall alotmoredangerousthanhenormallyis.Onceonfire,thebatsmanhastomaintaina

strikerateof300%orhigherforthelastthreeconsecutiveballsfaced,orelsehelooses

hisonfirebonusstate.

3.4.5StrikeZones,SweetSpots,andEdges

BattinginCricketRevolutionisbasedontheconceptofStrikeZones.EachshothasitsownStrikeZone

thatrepresentstheareathattheballcanconnectwithforthatparticularshot.

Iftheballisnotwithinthestrikezoneforagivenshot,itwillnotconnectwiththatshot.However,likein

therealworld,connectingtheshotisjustnotenoughandyouneedtogettheballclosertothe‘sweet

spot’withinthepossibleareaofconnection.Eachshot,therefore,hasnotonlyastrikezone,butalsoa

correspondingsweetspotwhichisasmallerproportionofthesizeofthestrikezone.

Ifyoumanagetohittheballinthesweetspotforaparticularshot,youwillbeguaranteedaproper

strikeoftheballbasedonyourintendedshot.Hittingtheballoutsidethesweetspotwillresultinthe

chanceofgeneratinganedgeorasuddenlobthatcangoforacatch.Notethatifaballisinthesweet

spotofashot,thebatsmanwillnevergenerateanedge.Theonlyexceptiontothisisifyou’reverylate

ontimingtheball,inwhichcaseyoumayedgeitregardlessofwhethertheballwasinthesweetspot

zoneornot.

zoneornot.

Thebowlermust,therefore,tryandpreventthebatsmanfromgettingaballontothesweetspotfora givenshot.Thiscanbeachievedbyswinging,seaming,andspinningtheball,orbowlingadifficultline. Thebatsman,ontheotherhand,hastomakesureheuseshisfeetcorrectlytopositionhimselfinthe rightplacebeforeplayingashottoguaranteeasweetspothit.Failuretodosomightresultinanedge dependingonthebatsman’stalents.Thismeansthateventhoughthesweetspotsizeforalowtalented batsmanisvery small,areally goodplayercouldstillpreventgivinganedge by usingappropriate footwork.Goodgameplay,therefore,isnotallinthenumbersbutratherinyourhands.Allyouhaveto doispractice!

Lastly,keepinmindthatthesweetspotsizefordifferentcategoriesofshotsvariesasafunctionofthe

shotrisk.Riskiershotssuchasloftedandslogshotshaveamuchsmallersweetspotthanthepushor

defensiveshotcategories.

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4.BOWLINGIN­DEPTH

LikeallcontrolsinCricketRevolution,thebowlingsystemisdesignedto beeasytouse,allowingtheplayerstofocusonwhattheywanttoball instead of how. This is achieved via the bowling gadget. The key bowlingexperienceinCricketRevolutionisthatalldeliveryinputsare finalized prior to the delivery itself rather than during the run up, switching the bowler’s focus to the type of delivery, the turn/swing/seam,andthelinehewantstobowldependingonhisfield. CricketRevolutionoffersfourdifferentcategoriesofbowlers,eachof whichmustbe useddifferently tomake the mostoutofthem.Make sure you have an appropriate field setting for the type of delivery you'regoingtobowltominimizethechancesofgivingawaytoomany runs.

4.1BOWLERTYPES

Thereare4typesofbowlersavailableinthegame,eachtypewithits

own advantages, abilities, and bowling style: fast bowlers, swing bowlers,off­spinners,andleg­spinners. Let’sgoovereachofthemin detail.

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4.1.1Fast:Thefastbowlerisoneofthedeadliestbowlertypesavailableinthegame.Withseaming

abilitiesinbothdirections,awiderangeofspecialdeliveries,andcunningpacevariation,hecanbe

quitedifficulttohandle.

Pros:

1)Caninjurebatsmeneasily

2)Hasthemostspecialdeliveriesavailable

3)Canusepacevariationmosteffectively

4)Canseamtheballineitherdirection,whichthebatsmancannotread

5)Canproducethemostedgesinthegameduetoinnatetalentadvantage

Cons:

1)Ishardtousecorrectly(notnewbiefriendly)

2)Hastheleastcontrolinthegame

3)Caneasilyendupbowlingnoballs

4)Specialdeliveriesarehardtouse

SpecialDeliveries:

4)Specialdeliveriesarehardtouse SpecialDeliveries: 4.1.2Swing:

4.1.2Swing:Theswing(ormedium)bowleristhebreadandbutterbowlerinthegame.Hehasthe

abilitytoswingtheballintoandawayfromthebatsman.Additionally,basedontheswing,thebatsman

hastoguesstheball’strajectorysincetheballdoesnotlandonthebowlingmarkerafteritswings.

Pros:

1)Easytobowlwith

2)Hasgoodcontrolofthebowlingmarker

3)Forcesthebatsmantoestimatethetrajectoryoftheball

4)Canswingtheballineitherdirection

Cons:

1)Haslimitedpacevariation

2)Hastheleastspecialdeliveriesavailable

3)Experiencedplayerscanpredicttheballtrajectory

SpecialDeliveries:

SpecialDeliveries: 4.1.3Spin:

4.1.3Spin:ThespinbowlerinCricketRevolutionisatrickster,andcanbamboozlethebatsmanwitha

hostofsurprisesuphissleeve.Youcanchoosefromanoff­spinner,leg­spinner,orthodox,orchinaman

bowlertobowlatthebatsman.Notonlydospinbowlershaveagoodselectionofspecialdeliveries,but

theirbasicbowlingabilityallowsthemtobowlthearmball/slideraswellasamini­googly,makingthem

difficulttoread.

Pros:

1)Massiveturnvariationoffthepitch

2)Innatespecialdeliveryadvantage

3)Canhavethebatsmanstumpedifhechargesdownthewicket

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4)Cankeepthebatsmanguessingwithawidevarietyofdeliverypossibilities

5)Difficulttotime

Cons:

1)Difficulttomasteranduseeffectively

2)Canbesweptforaboundary

3)Haslimitedbowlinglengthvariation

SpecialDeliveries:

3)Haslimitedbowlinglengthvariation SpecialDeliveries: 4.2BOWLERADRENALINE

4.2BOWLERADRENALINE

Tobowlaspecialdeliveryinthegame,yourbowlermustmaxouthisadrenalinebar.

Abowler’sadrenalineincreasesordecreasesduringthegamedependingonhowhe’sperforming.For example, if the bowler produces an edge from the batsman, his adrenaline increases significantly. Conversely,ifthebatsmanhitsthebowlerforasix,hisadrenalinedropssignificantly.Thereareahost ofothereventsinthegamethataffectadrenaline;we’lljustleavethoseforyoutodiscover.

Oncethebowlerhasmaxedouthisadrenaline,hecanunleashhisspecialdelivery(ifavailable).This can be done atany time during the bowler run up before the ball is delivered. Depending on the bowler’stalentpoints,he may have one,two,orno specialdeliveriesavailable.Havingtwo special deliveriesallowsthebowlertokeepthebatsmanguessingwhichdeliverywillbecomingathimnext.All this,andmore,iscoveredduringnetpractice,somakesureyouloosenupinthenetsbeforetakingon youropponents!

4.3BOWLINGSTRATEGY

There are severalstrategies thatyoucanemploy during bowling depending onyour temperament, mentality,andcricketknowledge.Here’sjustafewyoucouldusetokeepthescorelowandthewickets high:

Disciplinedline:Try setting a particular field, say a leg side dominant field, and bowling a very disciplinedlinesuchthatyourbatsmanislimitedtoplayingshotstoyourfielders.Becarefulthough, becauseifyouendupgivingthebatsmanroomhemayguidetheballthroughgapsyoumayhaveleft openinthefield.

Pacevariance:Changingpaceisanessentialtrickupanygoodbowler’ssleeve.Keepthebatsmanon his toes regarding his timing; playing the ball late or early has penalties for the batting side, and associatedrewardsforthebowler.

Edges:Producinganedgeisanartthateverygoodbowlermustmasterusinganyofthebowlertypes. Trychangingyourline,bowlingaroundthewicket,andexperimentwithyourlength.Bowlingtheright length,line,and seaming/swinging/spinning the ball repeatedly will highly increase your chances of makingthebatsmanerrandproduceanedge.Makesureyouhaveslipsinplacetocapitalizeonthe edgethough!

Thereareseveralothercricketingstrategiesyoucouldemployasabowlerandfieldingcaptaintogeta

oneuponthebattingside.Makesureyouexperimentwithandexploreyourfieldsettingoptions.

4.4MATCHCONDITIONS

Experiencedplayerswillkeepaneyeonmatchconditionsandchooseappropriatebowlersandbatsmen

dependingontheconditionstheyareplayingin.Theweatherandstadiumbothhighlyimpactgame

play,anditwillserveyouwelltopayattentiontothosefactors.

PitchType:Agrassypitchsuitesfastbowlers,wheretheballtendstoseamoffthepitchbetter.Italso

slightlyaidsthespinnersingivingtheballjustabitmorezingoffthewicket.Adrypitchontheother

handisafastbowler’snightmarewheretheballwilltendtoseamlessandeasilycomeontothebat.

Youmightwanttogoinwithaspinheavyattack!

OutfieldType:Therearethreemainoutfieldvariancesinthegame:Lush,normal,fast.Theballtends

toholduponlushoutfields,whereastheballzipsthrougheasilyonfastoutfields.Youmightfindit

fruitfulgoingtheaerialrouteonlushfields,sochooseyourbattingsidespecialtieswiselydependingon

whattypeofoutfieldyouareplayingon.

Weather:MatchesinCricketRevolutioncanbeplayedintwoweatherconditions:ClearorOvercast.

Themoistureintheairduringanovercastmatchaidstheswingbowlers,sobepreparedforsomebig

swings!Additionally,themoistballtendstocomeoffthebatslower,andseamsandspinslessersince

it’shardertogrip.

5.FIELDINGIN­DEPTH

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standardrulesincludingpower­play.Anotherexceptiontofreeplacementisdesignatedspotsthatare extremelycloseup,forexample,sillypointortheslips.Youcanchoosefromoneofthequickpreset settingsorcreateyourowncustomfieldsettingandsaveitforlateruse.Selectingandplacingyour fielders carefully is key to successful fielding captaincy, and can make all the difference between winningandlosingamatch.

can make all the difference between winningandlosingamatch. 5.1FIELDERSKILLS

5.1FIELDERSKILLS

Fieldershaveseveralabilitieswhichgetaffectedbytheirtalentpoints.

Anticipation:

Anticipation:Thisistheabilityofthefieldertoreactquicklytoanapproachingball.Highertalented fielders have higher reactionspeeds and willquickly pounce on a ballcompared to lesser talented fielderswhomightletafastmovingballwhizpastthem.

DiveRange:FieldersinCricketRevolutioncandiveandstopballswhichtheymightotherwisemiss.

Lowertalentedfieldershavealimiteddiverange;whereashighertalentedfielderscandivefurtherand

canmakesomeimpressivecatchesandstops.

ThrowSpeed:Lowtalentedfielderstendtohaveaweakerarmandhavealobbedthrowvs.higher

talentedfielderswhogettheballbacktothekeeperinaflat,quick,throw.Thiscanhelpgeneraterun

outswhenyouropponentleastexpectsit.

ThrowAccuracy:Thereare4levelsofthrowaccuracyinthegame:Adirecthit,athrowrightoverthe

stumps,a throwslightly away from the stumps,anda wildthrowwellaway from the stumps.The accuracyofthethrowisgovernednotonlybythefielder’stalentpoints,butalsobythedistancefrom whichthefielderisthrowingtheballinfrom.Whentheballisclosertothestumps,thefielderismore likelytobeaccurateversuswhentheballisintheoutfield,whereaccuracybecomesachallenge.A goodfielderhasahigherchanceofgeneratingdirecthitsandaccuraterun­outthrows.

RunSpeed:Simplyput,highertalentedfieldersrunfasterandsocanstopballsthatlowertalented fielderscannot.Use thisto youradvantage whenchoosingwhichfielders youwantto place onthe boundaryandinsweeperpositions.

CatchAccuracy:Nothingmuchtocoverhere;whenafieldercancatchaball,there’sachancethathe

maydropthecatchgovernedbythecatchaccuracy.

5.2FIELDERSPECIALIZATION

Therearetwokindsoffielderspecialistsavailableinthegame:arunnerandacatcher.Whenyouopen

upthefieldsettingspanel,youwillseethesespecialistsmarkedonyourfieldplacementmap,allowing

youtoidentifythemquicklyandplacethemaccordingtoyourstrategy.

youtoidentifythemquicklyandplacethemaccordingtoyourstrategy. Catcher:

Catcher:Ifyouspecializeafielderasacatcher,hiscatchingaccuracygetsmaxedout.Thatis,hewill rarely ever drop evena difficultcatch.Place these fielders wisely in spots where you expectyour opponenttohitintheair.

Runner:Fielders specialized as runners do justthat;they runvery fast, much faster than even a

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regularhightalentedfielder.Youmostlikelywouldwanttoplacethesefieldersonboundariesandin

otherplaceswheretheyneedtocoveralotofground.

5.3FIELDINGBASICS

You can choose to use any of the preset fielding positions available in the game, but we highly encourageyoutoexperimentwithyourownspecializedfieldsandcomeupwithbowlingstrategiesto bowltoyourfield.OneoftheuniquefeaturesinCricketRevolutionisthatyoucanplaceyourfielders literallyanywhereonthefield(withinICC rules).Thatopensupamyriadoffieldingstrategiesand options.Wewon’trevealmuchhere,butafewpointerstokeepinmindare:

1)Donotunderestimatetheimportanceofhavingtalentedfieldersinyoursquad

2)Positionyourspecialistswisely

3)Remember,youropponentcanonlyseewhereafielderisplaced;hedoesnotknowwhichfielderitis

orwhathisabilitiesare.Takeadvantageofthat.

4)Bowltoyourfield!Don’tsetfieldersonthelegsideandgivethebatsmanajuicylengthballonthe

off!

5)There’snopointinmakingyourbatsmanedgeaballifthere’snooneintheslipstocatchit!Make

sureyousetyourfieldasperyourstrategy.

6)Keepaneyeontherunningbetweenthewicketsandwheretheballisinthefield.Youcanchoose

whichendyouwanttothrowtheballinto,soswitchyourthrowendoftentogettheballbacktothe

stumpsquicklyandgeneraterunoutchances.

6.GAMEMODES

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There are three main gaming modes in CricketRevolution accessible from within the game, listed below.Additionally,thereareahostofcommunityandonlinefeaturesonourwebsitethataredetailed inourCommunityGuide.

6.1ONLINEPLAYWITHREVOLUTIONONLINE

Thisistheprimarymodeofgameplay.ItgivesyouaccesstoallofCricketRevolution’sgameplay,

communityandcompetitivefeatures,allowsyoutoconnectwithyourfriends,andkeepsatrackofall

yourstatistics,performancedata,andmatchwinningscoresandinningsthatweknowareimportantto

you!

you!

RevolutionOnlineisacompletein­gamecommunitywhereyoucanconnectwithandplayagainstother logged in players. The community system also tracks all of your officialranked matches and your completecareerstatisticscanbeviewedonlineathttp://www.cricketrevolution.com.Yourstatisticsalso feedintotheoverallleaderboardandrankingsystems.

6.1.1ChatRooms&Friends:Countrybasedchatroomsallowyoutoconnectwithpeoplewhoare

closertoyouregionally.Youcanaddonlinepeopleasfriendsandcommunicatewiththemprivately

usingthebuilt­infriends’messenger.Thismessengerisalsoavailableingamelobbiessothatitiseasy

foryoutocallinfriendsfromanywherewithinRevolutionOnline.

6.1.2Hosting&JoiningGames:

6.1.2Hosting&JoiningGames:

Hostingandjoininggamesissimpleandflexiblewhereyoucanhostagamewithasettingofyour

choiceorsortthroughalreadyhostedgameswithyourpreferredsettings.Gamescanbeplayedas

rankedorfriendly.Onlyrankedmatchescontributetoyourcareerstatsandyoucanperforminany

mannerinafriendlymatchandnotworryaboutyourstatisticsbeingaffectedinanyway.

6.1.3PlayerProfiles:

WhenyoulogontoRevolutionOnline,youcanviewasummaryofyourprofileinthePavilion.This

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givesyouaglanceofwhereyoustandgloballyandhowfarawayyouarefromthenextlevel.Toview

yourorotherplayers’detailedprofile,youwillhavetovisitourwebsite.Additionally,ifyoucomeacross

anyplayeronlinewhointerestsyou,youcanviewtheirmini­profilewithinRevolutionOnlineitself,add

themtoyourfriend’slist,orchallengethemtoamatch.

themtoyourfriend’slist,orchallengethemtoamatch. 6.1.4MatchMaking: One ofthe key features ofRevolutionOnline

6.1.4MatchMaking:One ofthe key features ofRevolutionOnline is thatitoffers very easy and seamlessmethodstogetrightintoagame.Thereareseveralwaystoplayamatchonceyou’reonline. Youcan:

1)Browsethecurrentlyavailablegameslist,jointhegamelobby,andstartplaying

2)Clickonanyofyourfriendsanddirectlystartanewrankedorfriendlymatchfromanywherewithin

RevolutionOnline

3)Hostamatchandinviteanyonefromyourfriend’slistorfromtheonlinechatchannelstojoinyour

game

4)UsethequickmatchoptiontospecifyyourmatchsettingsandletRevolutionOnlinefindanoptimal

gameforyoutoplayandputyoudirectlyintoamatchwithaplayerrankedclosetoyourlevel

6.2LANPLAY

LANPlayallowsyoutoplayagainstplayersonyourlocalareanetwork.Youcanchooseanyoftheover

formatsandenvironmentsettingsofyourliking.Notethattheweather,pitchtypeandstadiumlocation

affectshowtheballbehavesonthefield.Trytweakingyoursquadandexperimentingwithyourfield

settingsforoptimalresultsbasedonthesedifferentenvironmentsettings.Notethatnoneofyourstats

orperformancesaretrackedduringLANplay.

6.3SINGLEPLAYER

CricketRevolutionoffersanumberofsingleplayermodes:Acompletetenteamsleague,aknockout tournamentandanexhibitionmatch.Eachofthesemodescanfurtherbeplayedwithvaryingdifficulties

andinthreedifferentformats–10overslog,20overor50overODI.Tryoutthesechallengesandsee

ifyouarebetterthanthecomputer.Honeyourskillsagainstthecomputertocompeteinultimateonline

challengesandtournamentsagainsthumanopponents!

6.3.1RevolutionLeague:TheRevolutionLeagueistheprimarysingle

playerchallengethatpitsyouagainst9othercomputerteamsina

leaguebattletoqualifyforthesemi­finalsandbattleyourwayto

ultimatevictory.Therearethreemodesofdifficultyinleaguemode:

DivisionA(whereteamsarelesstalented),International(whereteams

areverycompetitive),andSuperstars(whereyou’reinforamega

challenge!).Youmustachievesuccessinthelowerdivisionsbefore

unlockingthehigherchallenges.

unlockingthehigherchallenges. 6.3.2RevolutionCup: Thismodeoffersafastpacedsingleplayer

6.3.2RevolutionCup:Thismodeoffersafastpacedsingleplayer

knockouttournamentagainsttheotherworldteams.Withvaryingteam

difficulty,abestof3final,andchallengingmatchconditionsalongthe

way,winningtheRevolutionCupposesasignificantchallengetothe

uninitiated.

6.3.3ExhibitionMatch:Thisisabreadandbutterexhibitionmatch

whereyoucanselectthecomputerdifficulty,over’s,andmatch

conditionstopracticeagainstthecomputerandhoneyourskills.

6.3.4NetPractice:Makesureyougooverallthetrainingsessionsin

netpracticetogetacquaintedwiththegame,itsfeatures,andgame

playvariances.Inparticular,warmupinthefree­formmodetofinetune

yourfootworkandshottimingagainstvariousbowlingattacks.

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