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Nomis07
22-09-2008, 13:47
For a while now Iíve been struggling to start a new game on FM and in particular selecting a team. Iíve been trying to use the ďrandomĒ button, but think that the feature could be improved.

IMO a filter option would be handy and help us pick a random team, but make sure the team is in the category we want, of course thatís not totally random, but we donít always want a totally random team.

The filters I would include are:

Nation
I might want to play in a particular country, but want to pick a random team within that country. Sometimes it can take a lot of clicks before it finally lands on that nation and especially if youíre running a lot of leagues.

Format
Domestic or International, speaks for itself.

Reputation
Be able to pick between Regional, National, Continental and Worldwide.

Budget
In the same way we can set a filter for playerís value, we could set a filter for teams with certain budgets.

I could go on, but I think you get the idea. I donít see why it would too much of a problem as itís basically the player search filter system, but for clubs, so if I wanted to manage a team in England with national reputation and a budget between £1m - £6m, it would pick a random club within these categories.

It would make life easier when picking a ďrandomĒ club, that isnít necessarily all that random.

fattyg
22-09-2008, 14:07
good idea, would certainly help narrow things down a bit and stop the annoying amount of times it just keeps suggesting international teams to me...

glamdring
22-09-2008, 14:14
I don't agree with the budget stuff and all that, but being able to pick a nation in which to manage (club side) or to manage a nation itself would be good. Even selecting the particular league to manage in and letting it select randomly from the teams in that league would be good. I don't like the idea of it selecting based on filters of things which aren't visible though.

dingle_eater
22-09-2008, 14:18
The only thing I have ever wanted with the random team selector really is just the choice of a nation or even at times a certain league.

bl0u6344
22-09-2008, 14:24
For a while now Iíve been struggling to start a new game on FM and in particular selecting a team. Iíve been trying to use the ďrandomĒ button, but think that the feature could be improved.

IMO a filter option would be handy and help us pick a random team, but make sure the team is in the category we want, of course thatís not totally random, but we donít always want a totally random team.

The filters I would include are:

Nation
I might want to play in a particular country, but want to pick a random team within that country. Sometimes it can take a lot of clicks before it finally lands on that nation and especially if youíre running a lot of leagues.

Format
Domestic or International, speaks for itself.

Reputation
Be able to pick between Regional, National, Continental and Worldwide.

Budget
In the same way we can set a filter for playerís value, we could set a filter for teams with certain budgets.

I could go on, but I think you get the idea. I donít see why it would too much of a problem as itís basically the player search filter system, but for clubs, so if I wanted to manage a team in England with national reputation and a budget between £1m - £6m, it would pick a random club within these categories.

It would make life easier when picking a ďrandomĒ club, that isnít necessarily all that random.

Only thing with the budget filter is that this way you could gauge the budgets of rivals, something which was taken out of the game as it is unrealistic. And also you get a different budget from a club depending on the reputation you choose as manager (i think).

Nomis07
22-09-2008, 15:15
Good point about budget, an oversight on my part. Perhaps value would be a better option as it is visible when selecting a team.

Amaroq
22-09-2008, 21:19
I'm surprised you didn't mention "division" - for the LLaMa's, that would be the ideal filter, as they might want to enable the lowest division in each of their playable leagues .. without necessarily having to know the reputation, etc.