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  1. Absolutely not. I find this year's version to be an abomination. The ME is, and continues to be, awful despite the patches IMO. As far as I am concerned, this year's version proves the adage that you can roll a turd in glitter but you can't make it smell any better. All the prettying up of the UI and the added bells and whistles of the Development Centre mean nothing to me if the core of the game; i.e. how your team plays in response to your tactics and decisions, look absolutely dog egg. I sincerely hope this year forces SI into an honest evaluation of where they are going with the series and
  2. It definitely does happen. My Shrewsbury team developed a rivalry with Arsenal over a period of time in which we were competing for titles.
  3. They already *are* developing next year's edition - that's the curse of being absolutely wedded, rightly or wrongly, to a yearly release schedule...
  4. Realistically, there isn't much that SI can do with the next patch. SI are not a huge, monolithic games developer; they are, relatively speaking, a small team and part of that small team will already be working on FM21. That is the downside of a yearly release schedule. Call of Duty can get away with it because they farm development out to different teams, alternating each year (as well as having very large teams of developers). SI do not have that luxury. By setting an artificial deadline, you are setting the expectation that the game must be released on a certain date, come hell or high
  5. It seems what this ME gives with one hand, it takes with the other. Still seeing far too many occurrences of wingers/forwards smashing crosses into defender's legs and far too many goals from set pieces and general penalty area pinballery. My 2 central defenders are on 31 goals between them and I'm still in March.
  6. I played the updated match engine for a few hours last night and remain unimpressed. I agree with you, the crossing intelligence is awful. I lost count of the amount of times wingers and fullbacks smash a cross into a defender’s legs. I can’t help feeling this year’s version is a massive step backwards, ME-wise. Enough to make me seriously consider whether I want to keep buying and investing time into this series.
  7. What's even more telling is that the regen face from a version 7 years ago looks better than the monstrosities we currently have.
  8. I used to play a game many years ago called Ultimate Soccer Manager and whilst the on-pitch action wasn't great, there was a whole load of club infrastructure/micromanagement you could indulge in, such as choosing which stands to upgrade and by how much, building Shops, Pubs, Hot-dog stands etc and being able to control the price of souvenirs/beers/hotdogs being sold and so forth. Would love to see some of that implemented into FM - for those who wish to do so, really allow you to micromanage the commercial side of things or delegate it if it's not your bag.
  9. The Beta has made some difference but not enough for me. Too little, too late; as far as I am concerned, this year's version is a flaming pile of poo. Sticking with FM17, not buying next year's version - without being too melodramatic, I have had enough of it for the time being. I'll wait for March and read the feedback threads in future. I sincerely feel that I have wasted my money buying this version. All the pretty little UI tweaks and development centre updates mean absolutely nothing if the ME is an awful experience. It is completely sucking all enjoyment out of the game for me. Without a
  10. Lots of people do. There is a very large feedback thread on the board here detailing people's issues (perceived or otherwise) with this year's effort as well as a swathe of Steam reviews. At the moment the solution is: wait for a patch, whenever that may be.
  11. It is possible but in my experience, you need to win, win quickly and keep winning.
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