Originally posted by backpackant:
even better would be if FM09 can provide level of difficulty to suit all games like novice, amatuer, expert like most good games provide...
I would absolute HATE to see something like this on a future edition. How would an "easier" level work? Give the gamer's players better stats than every other team? When you sign a player he automatically jumps a few points? Every other manager perhaps drops a couple of stats perhaps?
Sorry, but I can't see this ever working in FM. It's not that sort of game.
Said it before - it could be done via the assistant manager. Hire an AM with good tactical knowledge and they should be able to help when 'its your tactics'.
As an example, instead of the standard scouting report on the opposition, if you hit the button saying 'ask AM advice' it would look at the scout report, and suggest a formation, slider settings, and personnel, and (here's the important bit) TELL YOU WHY.
For the newbie (which I am to FM08) this would be like a tutorial into the game. And for the player who really wants a challenge - don't ask the AM's advice.