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  1. I take all the comments on board. We all want the game to be the best it possibly is for sure. To be fair my post was not a rant nor was it demanding the release to the demo. This years demo has will be released closer to the main release than any other year. Should I expect it at least a week before the main release every year, then no. That is SI's decision. I am not arguing with it. I just wondered why the change from 'the norm' so to speak.
  2. Thank you for the title change. I did think after it would create a lot of confusion. Thanks for the honest reply. I do appreciate that and creating the best possible game is what we all want. Maybe I do not understand the complicated nature of releasing a demo and the amount of time and resources needed for it. The demo will be released.... I just fail to see the difference to SI if it is a week before or 2-3 days before. Yet for FM fans I feel it would make a big difference.
  3. Just to make it clear this is not a 'when will it be released thread.' I am talking about FM 2014 demo but just because this a thread regarding the demo does not mean it should be automatically closed. I would be annoyed if a mod did close just because of the thread title. FM 2014 will be released in less than six days time. Basically I feel the demo of FM 2014 should have been released by now. On twitter Miles says that the FM2014 Demo will be released 'sometime next week'. So in other words Monday would be the earliest possible date. https://twitter.com/@milesSI I am not screaming out for the demo, it will come out when it does. However given FM 2014 is out on the 31st then releasing the demo at the most 3 days before seems pretty pointless and defeats the object of the demo. I completely understand that SI are under no obligation to release a demo, and it is great that they do, but to release it at the earliest (according to Miles) three days before the main/proper release feels like a slap in the face. In previous years the demo was at least a week before the main game which seemed fair. Is there any real point in releasing the demo a few days before the main release? I accept that there is a beta... But that is for people who have pre-ordered the game. SI have done that for financial reasons. Guaranteed pre order and receive this etc. I am not dissing that as it makes financial sense and enticing the customer. But I feel that the people who have not pre-ordered the game for what ever reason have been let down somewhat. I for one would like to play the demo before I decide to get the actual game, having not purchased FM2013 I thought I would see how the game has progressed in the past two years. I feel to much emphasis has been put into the Beta at the expense of the demo. I mean why have one and then half-hearty release the demo at such a late date. I think why bother with the demo. Another reason why I have not pre-ordered is If I did want to get the game, then I would get the boxed version to have a physical copy if that makes sense. I realise a lot of people will have pre-ordered and have access to the beta but for those that have not then releasing the demo at best three days before the main game is a little unfair imo. It seems that SI think everybody has the beta.... We are concentrating on that... But what about the people who do not? Pre order or tough luck? A release of the demo a week before or today (Friday) would give people to try out the game the weekend before. Maybe it is only me but I do not understand why SI have chosen to do this. As this has never happened before. I suppose the answer is the beta. No rant. Just me thoughts.
  4. Thanks for sharing the videos USMNT10! Very informative indeed.
  5. PA is the potential ability of a player. Simply put the better PA the better potential that they can become (but that is very misleading. Really they have the potential to a higher score, and that does not necessary relate to the football field). HOWEVER looking at numbers in that respect is very misleading. AS it depends on which attributes a player excels in or their attribute distribution. I have seen many players have 170-190 in PA and achieve that PA. But I have seen many players with PA 150-170 achieve it and be better than the former bracket players. PA is just a score of their given attributes (rather general and not position specific). It does not determine how good that player is in a given position. % Ratings shows the potential % of a player in their best position. This takes into consideration of what the players attributes will become relative to a position on the pitch. So very generally speaking then % rating is more accurate to determine how good a player will become as it relates a player to their best position. Where as PA just adds up a score based on all their attributes. Of course if a player has a very high PA say 195 and a % rating of 75%, then as the manager over time it is up to you to develop that players attributes in order to distribute them to the best of his ability in a given position. And then over time the 75% could turn into 80% for argument sake. So given your example we would need to look at the attributes, but the % ratings are very similar. Trofimov is maxed out. He can still improve his % rating but he needs to free up some PA, so decline in a few non essential attributes so he can improve handling as an example. But as he is maxed out, that will be a slow process and therefore he will not improve much. Baggio has 30 points to play with and his rating % is very similar to that of Trofimov. So with the correct training then Baggios % rating will exceed Trofimov if he is to realise his PA. However for I know Baggio could be 35 and not realized his potential. But I would think he is still relatively young. So Baggio is better or rather will become the better player. But that is based on me. By that is my ability to get my player to realise their PA which in my opinion is relatively simple as long as you have a decent understanding of FM. Also a person viewpoint of Genie scout and how accurate it is come into play. And my experiences says it is a very good tool to judge a players ability.
  6. If somebody could tell me whether you can edit continental competitions, e.g. the European Cup/Champions League I would greatly appreciate it. I have never used the editor before as I had no need, but if I could edit the Champions League then that would be great. I would like to revert it to the previous format pre 2000.
  7. Eternal/Recent rivals could be a good suggestion, I like that. However you say Tottenham and Newcastle could never be rivals because they are at opposite side of the country. That would be a derby or rather not a derby game as opposed to a rivalry. So Tottenham/Newcastle could not be a derby but could be a rivalry. They are two different things. In the proper sense then a derby is between local teams although you could make a point of Barcelona/Real Madrid being the EL Clasico Derby. But as the name mentions it is the classic rather than derby. That is a superb suggestion and would be great immersion for the manager. As the managers do play a major role in the rivalry of clubs as I mentioned a few posts above.
  8. Every thread like this one gets closed. I.e. asking if there will be a dark skin this year. However the amount of these threads shows the level of demand for a dark skin on release. I hope there will be but I don't think there will be one going on the news this year and last years edition not having one.
  9. IMO given that Barca/Man Utd played two finals and a semi final in four years then a Top level European rivalry was created. But it is opinion and perception like you say. But the same does apply to the players in terms of icons/legends etc. And some people have complained about them before or you as the manager may think hey where is player x he should be there if players y is. It is impossible to get it perfect. I have gone on too much now! But at least the thread is getting some decent discussion which is what the forum is about.
  10. But then we have to leave it to FM's perception or rather the code to determine the dynamic rivals. And I am pretty sure given FM over the years then SI and FM would not introduce a feature that was half arsed. But I do agree with you in as much there may be a reason why it has not be introduced yet. Either it is not high on their to do list, or it is but they are struggling/may take a few years. Although I have a gut feeling that it will be in FM15.
  11. Also Milner these incidents cannot be replicated in FM. But they do not create the rivalry. They are often the result of a rivalry. Take Man utd/Arsenal. In the late 90's early 00's they were big rivals. And then there was the 'pitch brawl' or rather handbags at Old Trafford and also the pizza gate. These events often take place because of the rivalry they do not make the rivalry. Just like Barca and Real Madrid in recent seasons. Simply put these incidents cannot happen in FM and cannot not influence the rivalry points score because they could not possibly exist. So it is a no point for me. You have to be realistic, yes FM is a simulation, put somethings just cannot be shown. But not that they should influence the rivalry in FM because it would be impossible. Or maybe FM will create pizza gate again! Hahaha
  12. I disagree. As you keeping talking about Barca/Chelsea regarding one incident in the first game. Yes it happened and it did crank up the heat in a kind of grudge way like the Arsenal/Stoke manner. I.e. An incident. But I call that as 'heat' or 'animosity'. But we are talking about rivalry's in this thread. And the rivalry was created as I mentioned above... They were rivals in Europe for a sustained period of time. Whether or not the Frisk things happened is irrelevant. As the rivalry was built up because they were two footballing powerhouses of the CL and played each other in many big games. In FM they get the rivalry points form playing each other in the business end of the CL over a period of time and gaining many rivalry points.
  13. And leading onto a slightly different point would be managerial rivalries......
  14. First if all...... Arsenal/Stoke..... Chelsea/Barcelona Arsenal/Stoke was a one-off match....... They play in a league so by definition they will play each other at least twice.... Again please bare in mind a standard deviation score. Chelsea and Barcelona was not a one off match.... If memory serves me correct..... Since 2004 they played each other in the knockout rounds of the CL on four occasions... that is four times in eights years. That includes two semi-finals. And in that period of time they have won the competition 4 times between them and reached 5 finals. Each season in the CL they two of the best teams which was reflected in what they achieved and the betting. So they were fighting for the CL and thus played each other many times in that particular 'era'. Yes I agree there were goings on but that could only happen in the first place because they played each other many times at the business end of the CL.
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