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  1. There's definitely more animations. To my eye, the player movements were noticeably more fluid.
  2. I've seen enough to put my preorder through. (It was only a matter of time before I caved in anyway.)
  3. My opinion so far... Evolution not revolution (and I don't mean that in a bad way). The match and graphics are slightly smoother and more natural. Probably nowhere near enough to appease those calling for vastly improved graphics, but the player movements and animations are definitely more fluid and natural. The pitch texture looks much better though. The match engine looks like it's improved a bit too, especially the goalkeepers. However, it is very hard for me to be sure as I'm currently playing FM19 in the NZ 9th tier and they're playing as a Championship team with significantly stronger players than I'm used to. Player pathways look very promising though. Players will have to seriously think about their squad management now, rather than hoovering up every wonderkid they can get their hands on.
  4. Agreed. (And I'm not arguing about whether the graphics could be better.) All I'm saying is that SI are the only ones with the information at hand to really determine whether increasing the quality of the graphics would significantly add to their bottom line. My personal opinion: if there was a more direct correlation between graphics quality and their bottom line, I'd expect that the graphics would be far superior, as they'd throw a lot more cash at it. Personally, if they had to choose a priority, I'd much prefer they threw that cash at the match engine rather than the graphics engine (but that's just my own two cents worth.) In any case, we'll all see both the graphics and match engines tomorrow and we can all make up our own minds about whether it meets our individual requirements - I for one am looking forward to it.
  5. Surely this applies to all of us too right? SI must surely be in the best position to decide whether the graphics in their game are good enough. How are any of us truly qualified to argue with them?
  6. I second that. I strongly recommend watching two or three of his episodes back to back to see if you catch the bug. It's great viewing, and the one thing you can never accuse him of is using standard or overpowered tactics. One of the things he likes to do is completely change his tactics every season or so, because he gets bored of constantly using the same system.
  7. I've played FM19 on an 8 inch tablet with a touchscreen. It's playable for the most part, but it is a bit tricky making substitutions on occasion. I'm not sure how well it would scale to an even smaller device though.
  8. I'm looking forward to seeing it show up here too in the FM20 benchmarks thread.
  9. Cheers, and no need to worry. Nothing you said is offensive. There's nothing wrong (in fact it is healthy) to have a difference of opinion. It's abuse and outright trolling for the sake of it that I have a problem with. Anyway, back to discussing FM 2020. Sorry for taking this thread slightly off topic.
  10. Whatever happened to the basic manners of treating others they way that a person would like to be treated themselves? I just don't understand some people. Do they they really think that abusing someone is really going to benefit them in the long run? My partner's company has what they call an idiot tax... If a customer comes in with a bad attitude, they will automatically inflate the sales price. The owner said he'd rather lose a sale than have have his staff have to put up with idiots who don't have basic manners and respect. Sorry for the rant. It's a bit of a touchy subject, as I happen to know someone that committed suicide recently due to online abuse.
  11. The Harry Owen FM17 journeyman series takes some beating. That was absolute comedy gold.
  12. The A-League is pretty short. From Wikipedia: The competition consists of 27 rounds, with each team playing every other team three times. The teams allotted two home matches against an opponent in one season are allotted one home match against that opponent in the following season. Alternatively, check out some of the custom editor files on the editor downloads forum page. Most of the NZ leagues are 18 matches or less, and there are bound to be other leagues out there with limited amounts of matches.
  13. Good job you're not one of my customers... Our April release is expected to release in November!
  14. Loki Doki is an FM legend and an all round great guy. Watching his videos really does feel like you're sitting at a PC playing FM at a mate's house.
  15. I was travelling with the tablet this weekend, so I fired up FM2006 for a bit, as it runs much faster than the latest FM on that low powered device. Anyway, the thing that really stood out for me, and the main thing that would prevent me from going back to the older FM was the general usability - yes the current match engine is noticeably improved, but the general usability is lightyears ahead in the latest version. So, for me personally, it's those incremental improvements that make the game more polished and usable. So, as much I'd 'want' better graphics and match engine improvements, what I really need is for the continued refinement and improvement of the existing features as a whole, rather any major leap forward in any one particular area. For me, personally, that would make it a much better overall experience.
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