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  1. Im very sorry for you guys but I really think this ME is good. it's not perfect but it's never gonna be. IMO the game is great. I'm not seeing so many goals from set pieces. I see a fair amount of central attacking plays in my 4-3-3. My striker was underperforming as an advanced forward, going into channels, crowding some areas of the pitch, leaving the box empty but I switched him to a poacher and he's now scoring a lot and behaving like a real n9. I think SI did a wonderful job this year on the ME but the frustration of the players comes from the names/description of the mechanics. As
  2. I think you're missing the point. If ME calculates that playing trough the middle against a defensive packed team is impossible, that's totally fine. It's dumb to try to break a low defensive line well placed with play through the middle. The ME behavior is totally natural and realistic. The problem is that parking the bus is a very demanding tactic. Not every team is Mourinho's inter. If you lose your concentration just a second it can be deadly because the opponents are very high in your own half. That's the problem of FM, the problem that you talk about. Lack of punishment for choosing an e
  3. You have the problem that every player has in every game. The AI is nowhere near the human intelligence. Playing against AI in fps, rts, civilization,etc...gets frustrating when you're getting good at it. And in those games you have difficulty levels. You can't have these in FM. Unless AI makes good progress soon, it always will be quite easy to dominate in every game released with just some hours of practice. I think you're right pointing the easyness of FM but the cause is a matter of technologic limitations, not FM conception.
  4. Hi rob, Sorry but i don't have it. But, it's easy to reproduce. Just sign a contract with a promise to loan a player and then wait until next transfer window. By the end of the tranfer window if the player was not sent on loan, no matter what playing time he have he will be disappointed and loose confidence in his coach.
  5. I would like to see some known profile in the regens. Right know every striker is lacking vision, every fb is lacking technique, etc... They're too stereotyped. What I want to see is a Jordi Alba (attacking and technical fb), or Pique (cb with playmaker vision and passing technique) or Benzema or aguero (cf with vision and technique that can play F9) profile in the newgens.
  6. I would like to have a season fatigue indicator. Like you can't have a player which played every game, plus international fixtures during the season, had played every game last season plus a world cup or euro and then, in May you rest him for a week and he's ready to go for the rest of the season. This indicator can be a percentage like the 2 that already exists. This percentage can be raised by good training, good pre season training and rest. And it drops if physical training is lacking in preseason, if the player is not professional enough in training and in the last third of the season if
  7. Hi, I've lost 2 players on that. I signed a wonderkid and I forgot I promise him to loan him. Then I have injuries or he performs very well in training and I give him a lot of playing time. In the real playing time screen it says he's a first team player. But he's unhappy that I didn't loan him. And he loose confidence in me, doesn't want to sign a new contract and leave as a free agent. And he can stay 1 2 seasons unhappy that I didn't loan him, playing as a first team player but he never changes his mind.
  8. My feedback : ME is fantastic. Way better than the previous version. The dev work is clearly visible. Congratulations to SI, your work on the ME is terrific And i love the addition of the inverted winger role for the AML/AMR. Winger was too stereotyped (running straight forward to cross) and inside forward played too much like a forward not involved in the build-up phases. To me and after reading a lot a posts i think theres only one major issue that need to be addressed as soon as possible : 1vs1, long ball over the top, overpowered dribbling/lack of aggressiveness when a
  9. Thank you @herne79 : i'm aware that roles and duties can help. Clearly, using them wisely can make things work in fm19 regarding mentality split. But i think mentality regroup many aspects of player behavior both offensively and defensively. That's why i think that removing mentality (which is quite confusing for some) and replacing it with clear sliders (risk taking, pressing, forward runs, tempo ) cans be a great addition. Anyway thank you for your time and advice
  10. I'd like to take off the mentality setting from the tactics to split it between every aspect this setting manage. Some sort of slider to manage risk taking, tendency to move forward, pressing, creative freedom, tempo individually or between units (defense,midfield,attack). Since team shape had been removed we cant split mentality between players making defenders playing carefully and attackers very aggressively for example
  11. I really like the links that are created with time between players. For now links are only between FB and Wingers, AMC and Striker, the two CBs and in the midfield. I'd like to see links between FB and CB playing on the same side, DM and CB ( the famous defensive triangle made by those 3) Wingers and striker, especially when wingers play as inside forwards and midfielders and AMC especially when he plays on a support duty. I'd really like to see links regarding roles. For example if a midfielder is playing carillero i'd like ta see link between him and the FB as, with this role
  12. Hello, This post is for Si : Any hope to see a hotfix release before March big update ? I'm asking this only because of the striker movement in ME. It's very frustrating to see my striker - a world class player - scoring very few goals, doing very few good calls and having a 6.4 rate on every fixture. (All of this as my team dominate almost every game) I know tweaking the ME is very complex and it takes times. But i think ME needs an urgent update for striker movement and central attacking play. I can understand that you can't deal with every ME
  13. same for me. After seeing too many regens popping as striker, ive downloaded genie scout. Turns out that 80% of the top 100 regens were strikers. Another problem : the few wingers were only "winger-profile", the wingback were only defensive wingbacks profile. Not a single inside forward, playmaker or offensive wingback profile after 7 years. And very few CB and midfielders... I think something is wrong with regen generation this year. Sad because this problem didn't exist in fm 18
  14. Let me share some of my thoughts about ME. I play a 4-2-3-1 (like many FM players). At first i was using an attacking mentality. I don't use wingers so crossing was limited but i've seen the same problem that many of you talk about : Player dribble by the sideline (mostly wingbacks), doesnt outrun the defender but tries to cross and obviously cross is blocked. I can't say that happens enough to talk about an ME bug but it was clearly poor decision making from my players, they keep being blocked and they keep trying without changing anything. Also, my striker was totally useless ( that loo
  15. When I read this thread it seems that the problem is that we can't have different mentality between players. It was exactly what team shape did in fm18. Determine how much difference there was between players regarding their position and role/duty. Choose between fluid where everyone is concerned about attacking or defending and structured where the team is splitted in units that complete only certain tasks. So you can have a scale of risk taking from low to your defending squad to high to your offensive one. I've read that a lot of fm players think that removing team shape is a great idea, be
  16. I've played 3 seasons with Lazio. I'm in april of the 3rd season. Liverpool won the last 2 CL I went to the final of CL last year, lost against Liverpool In a month i will play the second CL final in a row...against Liverpool, third in a row for them. I'm champion in Serie A, 92 pts in 35 games.... The last CL final i've lost against Liverpool is the only CL game ive lost for the past 2 seasons We both use Gegenpress...and we both dominate the world.... Clearly unrealistic, one dimensional and ME bug...
  17. It depends on what SI made with the "libero". If its the playmaking defender ive described its what you looking for, its a great new feature but the name libero is false. But thats not the first time SI messed up with the names of its features. If its a BPD who plays higher up on the pitch, as a moderator told me before, its useless and very risky in transition phases
  18. you're telling us that changes in tactics creator are complex, that they requires revamping ME and AI or it wont work suggesting that we cant ask for changes just like that. Bringing that in that conversation is weird, buy anyway... I've read a little bit more of the posts on this thread and i made my opinion : nothing new in tactics, and i realize, reading the other posts before today that i'm clearly not the only one thinking that
  19. So you're telling us that there's noting new in FM19 tactics, just cosmetics ?
  20. Having a new role for CB : playmaking defender. He attract the ball and push the midfield up front as he takes responsibility for the restart of play, keeping the ball, looking for a good pass as the midfield spread out. It allows you to have one more men to build up your attacks as the deep lying playmaker can be higher, every man on midfield is a solution of pass and the "first build-up pass" is the responsibility of the playmaking defender. Ask guardiola, he invented it he always give the responsibility of the "first build up pass" to one of his central defenders and tells his midfielders
  21. Glad to see I'm not the only one to be skeptical about tactics revamp. But need to say that a great job has been made regarding training this year
  22. Totally agree with you. More players are a good thing for everyone, and if making thing easier can brings some more people to play fm i would be very happy. To be honest i think that the critics and the press don't salute FM as it should be. I play video games for decades and FM is deeper than 99% of the recent games. It reminds me the old games that you have to play 200 hours to finish. Learning all the mechanics, failing hundreds of times But don't forget your loyal players that have spent 200h on every iteration. Make the game more casual, easy to understand is good for everyone
  23. I say it since the beginning, fm18 tactics module is very complex, and you can do pretty much everything but not directly. you dont have the option, the slider to do that. But tweaking some of the others options you can indirectly set for example the defensive width or a lot of other things As for the flexibility that fm19 brings. To do what ? have a conservative line of defence with an agressive attacking unit ? Set the tempo, the passing, use the right roles. And team shape allows you to split mentalities between players. Ok i stop because i love fm19 but that just good m
  24. Segundo volante : tremendous new feature carrilero, mezzala same Look for underlap : very interesting "Links" between wingbacks and wingers, the two CBs, etc... and links that tighten with time : really a great addition i love it That's what i call new features. Again i dont blame Si as theyve done so much great work last years that i can understand how hard is it to bring something new this year
  25. Defensive width is totally dependent of the attacking shape of the opponent. The only situation were you can ignore the wingers and get as narrow as possible is when you park the bus, i give you that. Again not a thing that will change all the game approach as its available for only one tactical style. But that's not the point, i will buy the game, i love this game, SI made a fantastic job. But don't fool me, the game become more and more casual, new features are harder to find as many things have been done already (especially in tactics) and this year tactics revamp announcement i
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