OK let me first state that I find all of FM series for a very good piece of software and I have been using it for over a decade but my topic question is about game engine.
So what do I mean by it ?
Well I was wondering how come exact same setings can provide 2 different results if U reload the game ?
I mean I understand the factor of randomness to any givven real life football game but in my humble opinion there is no point to the game if you manage to win over another team if you are good to load saves or in other words cheat. I also understand that this means that you are just cheating yourself but if U think about it for a sec the outcome of any game is far more random then we like to acknowledge.
So the basic setup is that u loose even if U do have Manchester city vs Cheltenham. Then if U apply tactics and work with it your chances of winning are better. Same goes for quality of players, staff, and so on and so on but all that does not metter the moment U save a game before an important match and U reload until Ur team wins.. Is there a path after that that makes sure U loose a game over a period of time that U won by cheating ?
I managed to lose power in my house after not saving for 6 games which I got 10 points from. In second try I got 16 points from same set of games. Since there were friendlies and the only point was to gain match fitness ( and hopefully some morale boosts ) I split up teams to play 1 game each so I loaded the exact same squad for each of the games just to try out if the outcome would be different. And it certanly did. So where did my factor of deciding come to play ??? I really dont know if it ever did... We like to take credit when things go well but i came to conlusion that this is really just a big lose of time since the feeling of being control is really not there. We just like to think that we can command likes of Aguero, Messi, Ronaldo in this virtual escape from reality but I dont think we are provided with the tool to do just that...