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  1. Terrible UI design change which should have been reverted back to old design but SI simply ignore it.
  2. russell9


    Not a fan of download tactic but your test did accurately reflect formations favoured by the match engine. SI should have done similar test internally to fix imbalances before release.
  3. Top of the chart are mostly 3 strikers but well at least there are some high ranking 442. Not too bad
  4. So now the answer has changed from your tactic to AI's tactic? How can you prove it? Can you see AI's tactic? The formation and each player instructions it use?
  5. UI is the biggest disappointment for me this year follow by the ME after 18.1x
  6. What's that has to do with sliders? It would be just a generic role like CM-Su or CM-Au where there are no hard coded preset instructions.
  7. russell9

    Good teams IRL seem to be awful on FM18

    This issue has been brought up last year October and nothing has been done.
  8. We need more tactical freedom not restrictions. Something haven't used in real life doesn't means it won't work at all. Look at google's alphago it was using strange tactical moves that human go players cannot understand but it actually works.
  9. It's just sarcasm mate. All of us accept this is a blatant bug except some who you can see their standard answer "IT'S YOUR TACTIC".
  10. Obviously wrong thread. 100% sure it's your tactic you should post this to Tactics, Training & Strategies Discussion
  11. russell9

    FM 18 - Worth it?

    If you have FM17 just forget about FM18. Terrible UI and everything else is inferior than FM17. The match engine was actually a little better than FM17 in 18.1 but somehow they managed to made it worse since 18.2+ patch. FM17 is pretty good they should have improve an already good version but instead of focusing on fixing what's not right in FM17 they decided to mess with the UI and keep adding more useless features while introducing more bugs and quirks.
  12. There are no ME changes. None, nada.
  13. The thing is 3 strikers formation can even win L1 and Championship easily with Portsmouth with 100s of points. Not only promotion. If you run a tactic test among 523, 433, 442 and 4231. 4231 will always show worst results.
  14. Nope. From my experience of 20++ saves from LLM to highest level league, 4231 is actually rather weak. Only very strong teams like Man U, Arsenal and etc has success with it. Other teams uses 4231 always under perform. The real and proven overpower formations are 3 strikers formations like 523, 433 narrow and etc. Any human players or AI team that uses that always massively overachieve.
  15. Actually I don't have problem with developing an efficient 4123DM with lots of goals. What I want to highlight in this thread is when I try to match pep's statistic in real life the tactic doesn't work well and btw in all of my 20+ saves so far Man City and Barcelona consistently under perform. To me this clearly shows that FM18 is not reflecting proper possession based tactic efficiency.