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  1. Playing as Newcastle. Just went from destroying WBA 4-0 to this. My team mentality is 'defensive'!
  2. The game lasts for 30 years.
  3. I wish the assistant manager was a bit brighter in his team selections. I often use the auto-pick feature, and my assistants all have a nasty habit of picking nearly identical players to the bench, i.e four midfielders, one keeper but no defenders or strikers. Also, if my formation has i.e a bbm and a bwm, and two of his selected players prefer these roles, you can be certain he switches them around so the guy who prefers to be a bbm plays as a bwm and vice versa. Third, I find it funny when I ask for his opinion on my two keepers, he tells me one is clearly better than the other and should be first choice, but still he picks the poorer one for the team. What is his suggested team based upon anyway? It seems totally random, but I suppose it is not.
  4. To those who find it too easy, would you mind sharing your tactic(s)? I am struggling no matter what team I play. I really want to enjoy this game so I try again and again, but I keep failing. My tactics all seem reasonable enough to me, but clearly they're not! I'm on the enhanced engine BTW, if it makes much difference. Cheers
  5. What is the difference between assigning an attack duty to a player, vs adding "get further forward" PI to a player on support duty?
  6. I will probably come along as grumpy by posting this. Actually I am not, I just don't understand.. It's more about the business model. Why don't you fix bugs in the current game before moving on to the next? I understand that I can't expect new features to be added to my old game, that is fair, but I'd expect you to keep supporting old releases by fixing downright bugs. It doesn't feel fair at all getting the message "sorry, no more development for this year's game - stay tuned for FM 16". Having to purchase a new game and hope for the bug to be sorted is ... well, you understand. One example is the information columns on the tactic screen in FM 15. If I try to edit the default settings (adding, removing, rearranging columns), the user experience is a real PITA. It simply doesn't work properly; columns fall off screen, it forgets the order of what column should go where etc etc. So I just leave it at default and accept it is broken. I know this was raised in the bugs forum for FM15. Would it be too much work for you to fix things like this? I also understand that there is a life cycle to software, but could you please consider extending your current level..? Other than that I enjoy your games, so thank you.
  7. I would never download a super tactic from someone else. There is no fun in that. However, building tactics and analysing things is fun. If I ever managed to build a monster tactic myself, of course I would use it. I play this game to win! :-)
  8. Why will I lose games? Besides the fact that I am useless at this game. Let's pretend I am not. Don't you like the idea of creating a truly unbeatable tactic? I do. Just to get the feeling of "I beat the game!". To each his own I guess.
  9. Is it possible to win the Premier League with any team, first season, no transfers? I have this idea that a good enough tactic should be capable of beating everything and everyone, probably because I have played older CM's for too long. As a result I am constantly reviewing my tactics whenever I play a poor game. Should I just learn to accept defeat? Maybe losing away to the biggest clubs when playing as Aston Villa is unavoidable..?
  10. Hi, I wondered if one of you devs could please help me out a bit, as I am having some difficulties working out what roles I should use for my tactic. First, at defensive midfield I want a proper shield for my defensive line. Something like a DM (D) or an anchorman from the full FM. These roles don't exist in FMM, but what would be the closest? I'm torn between a DLP and a BWM, but I don't really want a playmaker and the BWM will probably be all over the place? Second, I want an attacking threat at AMC. Something like an AM (A) or a shadow striker from full FM. In FMM I believe I should choose either AP or IF, but again, I'm not looking for a playmaker and the IF description says he will cut inside from the flank? I know I have more roles available than the ones mentioned in this post. If I should rather use some of the others, like BBM, please let me know. Hope you can help out. Thanks! :-)
  11. FM 15 was my first, after playing CM01/02 for 10 years. I used to go with the "a" approach in the OP - create a tactic fairly quickly and then focus on squad building. FM 15 doesn't work that way. I have spent 300 hours with it, but I still don't get it. I have been reading these forums, guides and in-game descriptions over and over, but I'm still "stumbling in the dark" as Cleon put it. I can go on winning streaks and everything seems to be all right before I suddenly start losing big and I have no idea why. All these roles are confusing me. To put it simple, how should I know whether or not to select an advanced forward, poacher or a complete forward when I don't really care? All I know is that I want him to play up top and score goals.. I don't have this clear "vision" on how I want my teams to play. I really don't care if we score in this or that way, all I want is to win and keep a clean sheet. So I get nowhere. It's still a fun game, though. I have ended up with playing the challenges on FMC, the "avoid relegation" and "unrest at home" etc. However I don't bother with starting any more careers...
  12. Hope we can get an official answer to this. Marc? Alari?
  13. The tactics editor is rather basic compared to the full version of FM, so you can't create an identical tactic to the ones in the full game. I find the tactic part of things really hard, when you play as smaller clubs then nothing really "works". I get some results every now and then, but there is no consistency to it. By all means it is not a bad game, you really should give it a try.
  14. I'm using IE 11 (11.20.10586.0) Using Firefox resolved the issue, however it is not really a "fix" having to use a different browser. Not a major thing though. Thanks for looking into it, @Lucas
  15. This is how it looks for me. It is only this sub forum though, all the others are "normal".