View Poll Results: How many seasons do you play FM for...?

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  • 1-5 (I want to manage all current 'real' players, that'll do fine)

    71 34.63%
  • 5-10 (thats quite enough for me, just the right amount that)!

    50 24.39%
  • 10-20 (Enough to see the first lot of regens mature)

    34 16.59%
  • 20+ (You've got to do the best for your career, I'm playing the long game'

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    Default How many seasons do you usually play for?

    Obviously we all know FM has no time limit as to when the game is over and you can play so far into the future as for every single player and coach to simply become a 'regen', I always do this if I can and find it keeps the game challenging at gives the real feel of an actual career and therefore adds to the realism. In my curren't game I'm in my 'virtual 60's' and there year is 2039.....is this normal? I think it is and is a vital part of the game make up, but I have recently been informed this may not be so and just wanted some opinions on the matter....

    so guys and girls, what are your thoughts on this, do you jack it in once all the real players start going off to run pubs in Herts....or is it all the better when the regens pop up....

    what is the average length of time (in game seasons) you play a single FM game for you would say.... at what point do you jack it in?

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    Default Re: How many seasons do you usually play for?

    I'll usually have the first game I start go into the 2020's or 2030's depending on how it pans out, then I'll start a second game which I'll get to about 2011/12 and get bored of before I go back to my old game. With this version I lost my first save game and have since been unable to really get into a game so I can't wait for FM09.

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    Default Re: How many seasons do you usually play for?

    40-50 seasons

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    Default Re: How many seasons do you usually play for?

    I too usually aim for 20-30+, but as the time goes I start getting bored quicker. I also lost two of my latest games, one in 11th where I just moved to R. Madrid after succesfull campaigns for F.C. København (Danish team) and Denmark. The other I was on my 5th year for The Magpies and my youth players where all becoming mad wicked and i ruled the world! Then my computer decided to die... The *******.

    Now, however, I'm going on 2nd year with Aston Villa in a desperate attempt to keep interest until FM09 hits the streets. But the well is starting to dry out as I only played barely a season with Sevilla and got bored pretty quickly.

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    Default Re: How many seasons do you usually play for?

    I go slowly, but I'd like to get to the 15th season or something. The furthest I've got is my fourth. My current save has a lot of potential... if I don't win the title this year.

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    Default Re: How many seasons do you usually play for?

    I always aim for long term games, in excess of 20 years, sometimes don't quite achieve it, but the majority of my saves from 08 and previous incarnations are beyond 20 years of play

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    Default Re: How many seasons do you usually play for?

    I can't really vote because the option I want isn't there. I don't play for any specific amount of seasons. It just depends how long I can stick with a particular save. Then, usually, I'll start one that just... carries on until the next version of the game is released.

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    Default Re: How many seasons do you usually play for?

    8 seasons is the longest I've managed on FM08 before I lost interest, and that was with 4 different clubs.

    I tend to fall in the 5 to 10 season category before I get bored and start a new game.

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    Default Re: How many seasons do you usually play for?

    Personally I always start a single game and then play that one career (through sackings and success) until the end.

    Regens being poor has taken the gleam off it a bit this year, but enjoying it tremendously anyway.

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    Default Re: How many seasons do you usually play for?

    I usually get through a few short games at the start and then maybe 3 long term games of 20+ seasons.

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    Default Re: How many seasons do you usually play for?

    i would like to a play a 10 plus season for once! but every time my save game gets corrupted and cannot be loaded. i know religously using a 3 file rolling save

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    Default Re: How many seasons do you usually play for?

    i aim for 20+ every game but am yet to get there:P
    all my games last 1-2 seasons before i get bored...
    luckily Red Star has kept me interested enough to last til the 6-7th season yaaay

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    Default Re: How many seasons do you usually play for?

    i usually start several games, not usually going beyond 6/7 years on each. by the time fm09 comes out, i should reach around 10 on my spanish game, arsenal game was no longer a challenge (7th season).

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    Default Re: How many seasons do you usually play for?

    Usually about 10, but I'd love to do more.

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    Default Re: How many seasons do you usually play for?

    1-5 seasons at most

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    Default Re: How many seasons do you usually play for?

    until the new fm comes out. usually 20+ seasons

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    Default Re: How many seasons do you usually play for?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mike7077 View Post
    I can't really vote because the option I want isn't there. I don't play for any specific amount of seasons. It just depends how long I can stick with a particular save. Then, usually, I'll start one that just... carries on until the next version of the game is released.
    Yep, that's what I do too. Although before I start my main save, I tend to do a 1 season practice run with a big club to get to grips with the new features etc.

    I think the furthest I've got was around 25 seasons on one of the older games before my save got corrupted and became unplayable.

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    Default Re: How many seasons do you usually play for?

    I chose 10-20, but i'd probably go on longer than that if I had the chance, it's taken me 8 months to play 14 years

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    Default Re: How many seasons do you usually play for?

    Iv'e been paying Fm for about 2 years now

    And iv'e never completed a full season yet

    Dunno why haha

    But the game is top notch still

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    Default Re: How many seasons do you usually play for?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mike7077 View Post
    I can't really vote because the option I want isn't there. I don't play for any specific amount of seasons. It just depends how long I can stick with a particular save. Then, usually, I'll start one that just... carries on until the next version of the game is released.
    yep thats the same for me as well. just start the game, and see how it pans out, i dont set any targets of playing time or anything. longest i've had on 08 is up to 2015 atm, and its still going...

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    Default Re: How many seasons do you usually play for?

    My current save is in April 2011. I've been playing it since about May and I have a go at it most days. I guess I just play quite slowly.

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    Default Re: How many seasons do you usually play for?

    It's really interesting how this is split between those who play for the realism of reak names at the start and those who play forever..... guess it depends on how much you you have time wise..... it's really intersting, please keep voting and posting all your thoughts on this

    cheers

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    Default Re: How many seasons do you usually play for?

    Get bored once the regens overtake. Prefer managing the real life players.

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    Default Re: How many seasons do you usually play for?

    Get bored with the real players. Much prefer it when the regens overtake.

    Although regens suck, but at least they suck across the world so it's all very average.

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    Default Re: How many seasons do you usually play for?

    10-20, mainly limited by time, or interest.

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    Default Re: How many seasons do you usually play for?

    it depends what club i start with

    if with the likes of man utd barcelona etc then i usually get bored after 3-4 seasons or less

    if i start a career game well my best was 15 years

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    Default Re: How many seasons do you usually play for?

    I've never got past 2010!

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    Default Re: How many seasons do you usually play for?

    my story is that, normally i start with a high profile club- this means i get loads of funds and so loads of good players really quick. with these players comes success and so i very quickly become bored with the game (i say quickly in relative terms) and quit the game after about 4 seasons (rather then unrealisticaly applying for small club vacancies).
    however, everytime i start a game unemployed, with the view of a loooooong career, i get frustrated with the crap finances and thus crap players and start breaking things.
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    Default Re: How many seasons do you usually play for?

    I chose 10-20 seasons. I never got past 20 seasons is the main reason

    I wanna go forever but I load too many leagues and loading times slow down to a crawl

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    Default Re: How many seasons do you usually play for?

    I always aim for 20+, but I usually only manage anywhere from 5-10 before I start gearing up for the new game. But, I'm avoiding FM2009 this year, so I'll definitely hit my 20+ realistic career with 2008.

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    Default Re: How many seasons do you usually play for?

    I just play one game and go with it until the next version of FM comes out. I didn't buy FM08 until March as I was having so much fun in my first year of uni and have so far managed to complete 8 seasons with Everton. I play the game loads though so I have no idea how you guys manage to get multiple games far in. One is enough for me.

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    Default Re: How many seasons do you usually play for?

    Most ever in 01/02 version, 83 seasons u wonder why i failed all ma exams at school?
    get in at 4 from school with exception or a hr for ma tea online till to am so in all about 10 seasons a week maybe more with weekends

    most leauge wins in a row was 31 in a row 12 fa cups 17 champions leauge 9 supercups 23 leauge cups and a 26 charity sheilds

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    Default Re: How many seasons do you usually play for?

    I dont have a time span for how long I play.

    I just play until I get bored/get inspiration for a new game.

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    Default Re: How many seasons do you usually play for?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ryan,,, View Post
    I've never got past 2010!
    haha i'm the same its quite embarassing really, I reckon i've started probably 50 different games on fm08. Of them perhaps 15-20 have reached the end of one season and maybe 5 have gone on further.

    I don't know why I'm like this, i must just have a really short attention span lol

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    Default Re: How many seasons do you usually play for?

    Untill i get bored beating Liverpool every season

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    Default Re: How many seasons do you usually play for?

    usually 1 to 5 (but my average is 3 or 4) because, like I wrote in other threads, I always play matches on "full" beside friendlies, and love to check often the results and standings from all around the world (I usually choose around 20-22 leagues, including minor divisions). Oh, and of course I play lots of other computer games (mostly CRPGs), so I take long breaks from the game.

    To some, playing so few in-game season might sound like I don't get back a "ideal" value of my purchase, but playing the way I described I feel it's very intense and rewarding, so I'm happy with that

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    yeh i go for about 10 to 20,but my last game before 2009 comes out that ive just started with man utd,i hope it goes longer ill keep goin untill i can get fc united of manchester job

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    Default Re: How many seasons do you usually play for?

    I really want to play for 10-15 +++ seasons, but in FM08 it's just not satisfying enough with all the transfer/finance issues and the terrible regens, so I usually end up doing 5-7 seasons before I start a new game

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    Default Re: How many seasons do you usually play for?

    The longest I play for is for about 10 seasons, give or take a few more or less. Once the newgens kick in, I slightly lose interest.

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    Default Re: How many seasons do you usually play for?

    Somewhere between 10 and 20 seasons, until I get bored with a side and feel that I can achieve nothing more.

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