Following on from my previous FM08 update research thread, this is now going to be the definitive version of my research poll/comments thread. I've extended the vote on this for a few more days until Monday 13th February, which should be enough time to get a good amount of votes and opinions in here on this subject for me to confidently begin my FM08 update once again.
So, a brief history and what this thread is all about...
I'm thinking of attempting my old silly-ambitious FM '08 update again, updating the old classic to current stats using FM '12 as a base. I'm looking for opinions and votes on aspects of this update, starting with an immediate 'issue' that prompted me to create this thread in the first place, that being the database structure itself...
I've been experimenting with two methods of editing the database from 07/08 season to 11/12 season, they being:
1. Creating a totally empty player db. This will create an update thin on actual, edited players for the foreseeable future and is therefore populated by 99.99% newgens, but you will know that all created players will be accurate to the 11/12 season.
2. Keeping the default FM 2008 db 'as-is', gradually editing it player-by-player to the 11/12 season. This will create an update consisting of a mixture of old season players and updated/new ones.
So I put it to you all now, which would be your prefered option for a database update? - which would you rather see/play?
Both options will improve as I add players to the db of course, but for a long while they would stay in these formats I would imagine.
I'll be creating an 'official' update thread in the Editor's Hideaway in the near future, which will contain updates on my progress with this, a link to it will be posted here.
Thanks in advance for your votes and any input, I aim to collect as much feedback as possible and start ASAP, due to the shere amount of work that either option poses.