Didn't have time to read 7200+ posts...
Hopefully I have got the right thread and this is somewhere SI monitors for good suggestions. I know the new edition is out in a couple of months so its not going to make FM12 but maybe the year after... I've had a few ideas over the last few months and initially I thought of sending them to Miles on twitter, hoping that he would see my underlying genius (and love for FM) and offer me a job - it was wishful thinking! :) but i heard the forum is a for suggestions so here i am!
anyway...few things I think could really improve the game (sorry if these have been mentioned previously - no harm intended)
1. ability to export your game from one game to the next
eg. take saved game from FM11 to FM12 - I see this was mentioned a couple of posts ago. it would be nice but think its unrealistic as it's probably impossible - new DB etc. but some kind of way to use the new game's interface with a saved game would be good, especially now that they are bringing in the new feature to customise the interface much more.
2. an exportable manager profile
i think this might be more achievable. maybe even if you couldnt export the entire game, at least make it possible to bring a manager profile across from a previous game. that profile would include your reputation, trophies won, things like that. i know the dates might get a bit messed up if you were too accurate with it (it would be like something out of back to the future!! "won FA cup in 2020" but the game year is only 2014). but if you even were able to export it with info like, reputation, which trophies were won and number of times. something like that would be nice. it would be nice to have some kind of continuity from one game to the next.
3. increased social interaction
this idea is hatched from the FM Live idea (i played for a while a few years back but i was useless!). it would be a cool feature if you could somehow play a match across the net with a friend using your two squads. you know, like at any time, you and your friend were both playing FM and both online, you could challenge each other to a friendly.
4. following on from the previous suggestion...
the ability to send friends player suggestions or shortlists from within the game would be nice. and maybe to be able to view their game. all this would require some kind of sync with a central SI server i would say but i think it would be cool. this idea is based on spotify's model. i like how you are able to send songs to a friend and view their profile and public playlists. i think something similar would be nice with FM: view current stats (league position etc) on your friends.
5. i do think increasing social interaction on FM is a good way to go.
i liked the ability to post highlights to twitter and facebook in the last version but i didnt use it too much if im honest. if it were possible to send tweets directly from the game it would be more useful (i dont THINK this is possible now is it?) - you know, something like "my liverpool team just beat man utd 4-0 #ynwa #fm12" ;)
alright, thats all i've got so far. Miles, if you are reading...i'd love to come and work for you guys :p