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Joe Montana Award in Madden NFL 13

Joe Montana Award246 (30)

This is a rare achievementAs a created QB, surpass Joe Montana on Legacy Score in Connected Careers.

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Achievement Guide for Joe Montana Award

409,329 (234,387)
Achievement won on 03 Sep 12
TA Score for this game: 4,297
Posted on 04 September 12 at 04:30
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Here is the way I got this achievement. I don't "guarantee" this will work for you, depends on your playing style and general aptitude towards the game.

First, set up your created player:
- Pocket Passer
- High Draft Pick
- Kansas City Chiefs (this ensures you start immediately)

This also starts you off at an 84 or 85 rating.

Go default settings, DO NOT adjust anything (sliders, difficulty levels, nothing)

Start your season. I generally played 4 games a season. The other games, I would sim, and if I didn't like the results (a win and milestones achieved) I would just exit the career, go back and try again. One of the ways I would determine which games to play is look at the opponents DEF ranking - if it was horrible (say 25 or higher) that would be one I would be most likely to play.

Now, on my road to getting this achievement, I only used ONE PLAY - I just had many options out of that play.

After you click on the game to play it, you will see an option of "advanced" here you can choose your offensive and defensive formation. For Offense, I would always choose the ATL formation.

Here is the ONE PLAY that I ran:

Gun Offense
Spread Y Flex Formation
Y PA Deep Outs

This play is a 4 WR shotgun formation. The two outside receivers go about 15-18 yards and break towards sideline. The left slot receiver (my primary target always) takes a long post pattern. The right slot TE runs a short route, I generally just looked at him as a last resort.

Now, this is where it gets to be like a real-life QB. You have to go through your progressions. When you get to the line of scrimmage, take a look at your safeties. If they're both deep, chances are they will take away the deep pass to the left slot receiver. So, I would look to hit the receiver between the LBs and the safeties. When you snap the ball, if the safety on the left either goes towards the left WR OR starts creeping up, give your slot receiver a chance to make his cut and then hit him, and he's off to the races. Now, if none of that happens, look to the outside receiver on the opposite hashmark side. You should then be able to hit him as he is making his cut to the sideline. If by chance he is covered, then if you have time, look towards your TE cutting across the middle. If nothing open take the sack. Now, you need to run no huddle as much as possible (hitting Y repeatedly after getting tackled in field) . I found this helps on the next play (maybe def has trouble getting set). Now, anytime I was within 5 yard line, I would still run this play, but audible (hit "X") to the "Quick Pass." Then after the snap, go to the left WR ("X") cutting into the end zone. If by chance I got to 4th down (anywhere on the field, no matter the distance needed for 1st down) I would go for it. The D seemed lax on 4th down plays, I would say I succeeded 98% of the time. So, again, I ran this ONE PLAY only, and was very comfortable reading the Defense pre play and during the play. My games ended up with 750-900 yds passing with 9-11 TDs (high of 1,100 yds and 14 TD passes).

Obviously your goal is to win Superbowl, so if the week for you is successful, save after it, if not (meaning Sim didn't go well for that week), exit and restart and try again. Don't worry about playing the postseason games. Just sim (exit and restart if needed). For first 6 seasons, I averaged about 2000 legacy points a season.

Now, in terms of XP, there's no exact science to it. I saved up for 50,000 to get the Development Trait upgrade (which increases the XP you get for each milestone/record/etc.). Once I got that, I saved up to 50,000 again to get the 2nd level of it. After that, I generally worked on the short pass/medium pass/long pass accuracy.

For first 6 seasons, I won the Superbowl, MVP, Top Passer, Pro Bowl milestones (and others).

For 7-10 seasons, I went up to All-Madden. Also, I did not worry about winning Superbowl, however, I did make sure I still made playoffs at least. It really is not that different other than the defensive players ARE faster, they will sack the heck outta you, and intercept you in a heartbeat. However, at this point my ability to run that play mentioned above was highly proficient, as well as reading the D, so it wasn't that much of an adjustment. Still averaged about the same stats per game.

I just finished my 13th season (trying to get to 99 rating, currently at a 98). Here are my career stats at that point:

13 seasons
79,865 passing yards
854 TD passes
239 Ints
19,000 legacy points

Again, I'm not saying this is going to work for you. You may have a different play and formation that you feel comfortable with. This play I was extremely comfortable with.

My time estimate is about 20 hours for me to get this. Yeah, a sh*tpot full of time.

If you have any questions, let me know.
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108,170 (57,142)
Achievement won on 29 Apr 13
TA Score for this game: 4,297
Posted on 22 April 13 at 14:19
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Placing this as a solution so folks see it, might help the debate on the effect of difficulty on legacy scores:

CREDIT TO RCJ1138 (EA Forums)

I was able to get a reply from Dan at EA regarding Legacy Score for CCM offline so I am posting it here just in case anyone needs the info.

Your legacy score goes up as you reach various "milestone" goals. This includes achieving game, season, and career stat thresholds, breaking NFL records, and winning playoff games. The score is modified based on your difficulty and quarter length settings.

The base score for breaking the single-game passing yards record is 25 points. However, with 15 minute quarters it is very easy to break this record so you only received 2 points (scaled down to 10% of base value).

To achieve the highest legacy scores, use the following settings:

- All-Pro or All-Madden difficulty.
- Quarter length of 5-8 minutes.

Hope this helps,

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