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About dREIS

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    Played CM/FM since CM 3, passionate about media interactions being a vital part of the game. Stay at home father of 3, priceless missus who loves gaming as much as I do and works term time ;)

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    Hartlepool born, Hartlepool bred. Living in Slough i'll probably be dead.


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  1. Surely we should be congratulating SI on the quick turn around in fixing these recent issues with online games rather than complaining.
  2. Post like yours go a long way to contribute to that toxicity. SI have a long history of actively engaging with players and trying to help them understand that there is no malicious coding or script that suddenly turns your tactics and wonder squad into amateurs overnight.
  3. It still amazes me to this day that after almost 30 years people still think that some hitherto unknown godlike AI is somehow working against them to "keep it interesting" or "scripted" or "Wonder Keeper" and other similar stories. I think I've finally found the reason why. In almost any other game there will be data miners, pro's or other person who will tear a game down to it's bare bones basics and come up with a foolproof way to beat the system it's only numbers after all. Because you can't do that with Football Manager people assume their must be some hard coded system to stop you from creating a "god tactic" that will beat everything because 20 beats 18 or 4* is better than 2*. Fighting games for example where once it was just two mates sat on a bed, you now know the frame data of each and every move. You know absolutely that punch a will always be faster than the opponents punch b and so on. Obviously I'm aware that i'm speaking on the most basic of terms but this is why I think people struggle with the acceptance that it might just be down to their decisions in game. That it really is just is their tactics or the team morale or something they overlooked. This is the magic of Football Manager and really of Football itself. You can start the year with 5000-1 odds and still come out League Champions. That's not AI working for or against you. That's football. I'm not the most articulate guy in the world but hopefully I got the message across.
  4. Without fail. Always have and always will. It's cheaper than a night out in Slough or a takeaway for my family of five. For well over 1000 hours worth of entertainment.
  5. I got a no Brexit save on my Liverpool game Tempted to restart
  6. If you don't discipline your players though they will come to believe that missing 30 chances is acceptable and not try harder. Potentially losing the dressing room because of your lax attitude to poor performance. By constantly restarting you want to win each "coin flip" by sheer luck rather than try to influence the game through making changes to win. Reminds me of those folks who want a second referendum.
  7. I'm not sure implying someone would want to be deaf and blind is the kind of message you want to be sending out. I don't think I have ever played with the sound on.
  8. The real lesson is that there are no restarts in life. Learn to accept the loss and move on. If you are restarting each loss to get a win/draw it isn't any different to adding a manager to each opponent and playing all of their players out of position to win.
  9. I wasn't even aware this was an issue. Surely, as others have said. Take the player to one side and explain you have rejected the bid because it wasn't right.
  10. That would be hugely appreciated mate thanks.
  11. Sounds a lot like Spurs, Arsenal or Man U this season. Dominating games but one mistake and it's all for nowt.
  12. Which as mentioned above they have acknowledged and a fix will come when it is ready. Not a great first post.
  13. ?? No mate that's been my sig on many forums for well over 10 years now
  14. The problem there old son is that in my 20+ years of playing MMO's, PC games and such. Those communities seem to have a group of "fans" trapped in a bubble dominated by the loudest, most unrepresentative voices; an infinitesimally small minority of a minority which, deaf to reason and the opinions of others, deludes itself that somehow it is the voice of the majority. An infinite echo chamber of shrieking, witless banality. Who all seem to be independent game designers with degrees in how they could do it better than the Dev team of that particular game.
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