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Everything posted by Bradley21

  1. The Man United researcher is terrible, and the fact that the stats get signed off on is crazy. It's been this way for years though so nothing will change.
  2. Just watched some of Zealands video on the alpha he has access to. I lasted 5mins before I had to put it off, this guy is horrendously unfunny. Football Manager just doesn't translate well to videos anyway.
  3. Always ShopTo. It's the cheapest usually and is always a reliable retailer.
  4. I have never seen a single person ask for this on here, i have never seen it on Instagram posts, i have never seen it on any Youtube comment section and i have never heard any of my friends or people from fan forums down the years ask for this feature. So yes, virtually nobody was asking for this feature, but in the absence of having something interesting to say you just harp on about the meaning of a single word in my post. I have extreme confidence that a negligible % of people will use this feature more than once, unless of course SI overtune things and deadline day deals are a borderline exploit in how cheap/effective they can be. Which i admit, could happen, but people using a feature because of poor balancing isn't the same as people using it because they want to use it. EDIT: I did a quick search and in the first 6 or 7 pages of results i found exactly one mention of someone wanting this feature. The thread had zero replies until someone necro'd it after the recent announcement.
  5. This thread is the least comprehensible thing I've read on here in a while.
  6. It's classic SI to dress up a pointless feature that nobody asked for or wanted as something ground breaking, while ignoring the same complaints people have had for years. This is a feature that literally nobody asked for, nobody wants and nobody will use more than once. This is a complete waste of time and resources and it just blows my mind how anybody at SI could think this is a good idea. The only thing SI should be focusing on as a new feature would be a completely overhauled AI transfer system, it is the single one feature that would have a tangible positive impact on the entire playerbase and is something people have been requesting vocally for years. But SI never listen, so we always end up with the same pathetic AI that made nonsensical decisions, make absurd demands while bidding peanuts for players, AI clubs demanding you pay £100m then selling to another AI team for £30m the next day or teams who never make transfers at all. Teams have no identity, no squad building ethos and managers barely have individual identities with signings, the game would improve a hundredfold if this was addressed. But i guess getting a Twitter hypeman to do a flashy video is all the content we actually need, so what do i know.
  7. You have several times said that everything you've heard people say on the topic boils down to misogyny, one of which is my post, which you are directly replying to. Therefore it is reasonable to assume you are referring to me in your comments. If i said "I've never seen anyone with a spriteart avatar who wasn't a *insert descriptor here*" you would quite rightly assume that i was referring to you, even i didn't name you explicitly, so you're not fooling anyone with this. Andi never complained about anyone being left wing, i simply stated it is a progressive feature which is being defended in a very conservative manner. I find that amusing, and you trying to twist my words and the narrative again is sad. I don't understand the point of this, just say what you want to say.
  8. I really wish it was worth replying to this post in any depth, but all you've done is accuse me of being a misogynist and pushing aside anything i say due to this. Nowhere did i say i dislike womens football and nowhere did i rail on women. You accuse me of a strawman, but your whole stance on everyone being a misogynist to deflect discourse/support your own agenda is the largest strawman in the room. Although, you being a right wing voter says it all about your ability to see other sides of the coin and partake in reasonable discourse. So i shouldn't be surprised.
  9. Yes. The media questions and interviews. They take up time, very rarely make sense, are repetitive and are nothing but an annoyance.
  10. Network save with my friends in the Bundesliga. We did France this year, so we'll start in Germany in FM22 and take it from there.
  11. This is a straight up insult to anyone who doesn't want the mode added for purely gameplay reasons. You say there are no reasons to be upset about this but there are plenty. Whether you agree or not isn't relevant, you can't just call everyone who disagree with the addition - or you - a misogynist. That's point blank offensive, but it seems the moderators of this forum love to throw insults around while censoring anything negative anybody else says on here. As far as i'm concerned, it's a mode i won't play because i have zero interest in it, and i actively dislike it's addition for the following reasons: 1) A very small % of the playerbase will play it long term, certainly a % that won't make the development cost and resources worthwhile. FIFA added womens international matches and only 4.04% of players even opened the mode, never mind continued playing long term. Now FM has an older and probably more progressive playerbase than FIFA, and this will be an entire mode rather than just international games, but that % will still be very small. 2) You say it didn't impact development because a new team was hired. Well to that i say that the game has been dire for years in terms of new features and refinement, so why was a new team never added to fix clearly broken or useless things like the AI transfers system, player progression, ME improvements, graphical improvements, youth academy improvements, more realistic injury module, better network game features, improves media....there are lots of things players would love a new team added to tackle. 3) Performance issues could be a thing. Now if the mode is entirely separate then fine, it isn't an issue, but i suspect that somewhere along the line it will interact with the main game. More than happy to be proven wrong here though. Adding the womens game is obviously brilliant for inclusion, and it gives Miles some lovely PR, but I don't think those reasons are good enough to make it worthwhile for the average player. It's funny that is a progressive and left wing addition to the game, but everyone defending it is quite happy to just rubbish everyone off as a misogynist if they disagree with them, a very right wing way to go about discussions.
  12. Won it in the second season with Metz after PSG had a horrendous start on a network save me and my mates have going. They had a 15 game winning streak at the end of the season but they dropped so many points in the beginning that it didn't matter in the end. They now haven't won it in the last 4 seasons despite spending £300m every season on yet more world class players who end up benched after 6 months.
  13. This question is absolutely absurd and needs to be removed entirely, perhaps aside from extremely talented kids who the media would be all over. Getting asked about my 27 year old wingers 6th goal for Croatia is beyond tiresome.
  14. Absolutely zero chance i can remember the version numbers, but because the Football Manager Live (FML) engine was tweaked far more regularly than the base game the engines there would skew wildly between unplayably bad and absolutely incredible. At that point feedback was listened to and you could present stats to the devs and they would actually hold lengthy discourse with you, which doesn't happen now. They also had the beta worlds which were very good for this sort of thing.
  15. I wish threads like this would have any effect on SI, but the sad fact is that this has been an issue since the CM days. It will never be improved because there is absolutely zero reason for SI to ever improve AI transfers and squad building. The people who raise this very obvious issue will buy the game every year, regardless of if SI actually change anything meaningful, so where's the benefit to them as a developer? The only effect this would have would be to drive away casual players because it would make the game more difficult, which is obviously not ideal from a business point of view. Well, it would also have the effect of making the game better, but let's not pretend that game developers actually care about making a good game nowadays.
  16. I only ever play lower league, single nationality or academy only saves. They still don't pose long term difficulty because once you start winning, you tend to keep at it. Even worse is that as the years go on the terrible AI squad building means you only ever get better while everyone else gets worse.
  17. There's zero chance of ever losing when you start winning, the game just isn't designed to make it difficult for the human manager in any aspect. It really cheapens the game and makes it kind of pointless after a while. If it wasn't for playing network saves with my friends i'd have stopped buying FM years ago due to the complete lack of challenge and lack of meaningful updates to the game.
  18. This is one of these things that is always so unrealistic in FM. Jadedness needs an overhaul, as the idea that professional players can't play once a week is absurd.
  19. Game is ridiculously easy no matter who you go. It's a fun game, but i'd have more trouble beating a 6 year old in a boxing match than i do in this game. Sadly SI will never increase the difficulty of this game, they'd be too scared that they'd lose players. A lot of the problems can be fixed with more sensible AI, but their insistence on sticking to decades old minimum specs mean it isn't possible to alter the AI much, even if they had the appetite to make changes, which they definitely do not.
  20. After playing a full season I can say that the match engine is miles ahead of last year's, and with some tweaks it would be absolutely brilliant. The main issues with it for me are that there are far too many blocks, and crosses seldom actually get put in. Even when a player is ten yards ahead of the fullback they will wait to get caught up, so the cross is blocked. Crosses are virtually pointless this year because if it. I'm also not seeingg balls squared to strikers as much as I would have liked. So many times my wingers cut inside and dribble to the byline, but instead of pulling it back they shoot basically from the byline. Like I said, this match engine is good. Just a couple tweaks for it to be great as there is a lot to love here. And while I'm here, I have to again say that the match UI is laughably terrible. Offers no relevant advice, it shows none of the stats people want to see, the location of I formation is awful and unintuitive. They should scrap it and start again, this is unsalvageable and just plain horrendous. Absolutely zero constructive feedback because there is nothing remotely acceptable about this mess. The team talks, news conferences are the same. Pathetic placement of information that makes it difficult and frustrating to read quickly, so much empty space and obnoxious background images that make text hard to see. The increased comment options are also pointless, just long winded rewording of the same four basic reply types, as I said they would be before release. Waste of development time. However, I did love the post season review, that was absolutely lovely. The game is so much more responsive, saving is much faster and there's a lot of nice polish in key areas. This is a very good edition of the game, if they would fix the crap UI and some match engine issues this would be an amazing release. I wish they would increase difficulty too, as the game is laughably easy, but that will never happen. I exclusively play this game on network saves as there's no fun or challenge to be had playing solo these days due to steamrolling everything no matter who I go.
  21. That will likely be without the ball, correct? Speed with the ball is very different, but i do agree that Laca is a little overrated for speed.
  22. This graphic is obnoxiously crowded and doesn't tell anybody anything. They could put literally anything else there and it would make more sense.
  23. Man, some of the new finishing animations and shot choices are brilliant, it's so great to see the new variety. It's far more realistic and lot less frustrating to watch your strikers actually hit the ball with purpose and intent.
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