Customers or paying testers?
Are the customers of football manager customers or are we paying testers? I have wondered this a lot in all the years I have played FM, espescially in the first month or so after the "full" release of the game. Every year it is the same thing, you buy the game, start playing and it is not finished- one thing when you play the beta, then you must expect some bugs and issues. But I don't play the beta much I wait for the full release and it still have a bunch of smaller and bigger issues with don't get fixed for a week or two, sometimes up to a month. And the paying customer needs to play the game and report in thousand of bugs and issues. The biggest issues every year is the match engine and crashes, I must say the crashes have occurred less and less for me on fm 17 and 18. But the match engine? Just one example- I played with Liverpool and Virgil Van Dijk had 21!! goals all from corners, Fabinho had 12 goals from penalties, Firmino played as striker had far less shots then Van Dijk(yes these things are reported in the bugs forum) I see many say play a tactic that suits the match engine, I don't want to play to just beat the match engine, I want to beat the match engine with my own style. Another example is the user interface, its lacking small bits here and there( yes also reported in the. bugs forum). I love. this game, its a great hobby of mine and I spend abut 1500-2000 hours a year playing it but I am really tired of having to wait for a patch, and there I come to the next thing, communication from the developers. Can we get an estimate on when a patch is coming? Are you seeing all the bugs that are reported? When I buy a game, I want to play the game to win trophies, develop players and teams, not play the game to look for mistakes so I can post it in a forum. I must say I really love the game and when this you years game is finished I am sure it will be the best one ever made. Thank you for a great game! I really mean that.