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  1. Match engine, players AI and lack of realism in terms of tactics and player movement. I really hope for a much bigger leap before I commit another xxx hours of my life into the game.
  2. Cool. I will give the beta a shot. Hopefully the ME and players' AI are much improved.
  3. Dutch first division may not be the best but is definitely no slouch. And tbh, from what I have seen so far, I am not surprised if other goalkeepers (who are better) are reacting likewise to second balls. It has been an issue for a long time. Of course I am happy to be proven otherwise.
  4. Of course errors should happen, own goals, wrong back pass, a pass that sold the keeper short... I was wrong in using the word 'error'. It should be an AI error. But that goal happened with the GK totally rooted despite 1) there not being a single team mate that the attacker could have crossed the ball to 2) the GK having the entire view in front of him, knowing that there was no other opposing players in the box (hence perhaps the long shot) 3) the goalmouth on his left was gaping even though almost all GKs will know to cover their near post (he did not even dive) You
  5. Nice goal. Unfortunately I see a couple of errors. The goalkeeper's reaction towards the second ball was shocking and unreal (seems like nothing has changed for this). A professional goalkeeper would have dived to cover his left post. Secondly (and a more forgivable error), the covering defender was not even making a tackle to prevent the shot.
  6. This line pops up here very often. From FM die hards and even some of the mods. Very defensive and unhealthy.
  7. I have read a lot of the feedback so far. To me, I am giving the feedback a pinch of sale as the beta is available to those who have bought the game, which means these are mostly the die-hard fans. And I also notice that the positive feedback are usually from those who buy the game year after year because they like how many hours they can put into the game (even if it has flaws). They don't really care or even notice the glaring flaws in the match engine or players' AI. They are more bought over by the new features. I watched the unveil video a week ago, as well as videos from those
  8. Gosh, even in EPL and Europa??? This is no good. In fact, the more I look at it, the more I see unreal stuff. First, the defender who was marking the forward was unrealistically slow to react to the high ball. Second, he did not even put a tackle in or hustle and push the forward to force him out wide. I am no professional player but I would have done that for sure. lol I personally cannot play the game with such obvious flaws in the ME and players' AI. Hopefully things change much better real soon.
  9. there were four defenders on one forward. in a proper game, the other centre defender would have popped over to provide cover for his defender, thus being able to block the shot or put a sliding tackle in. he was just running straight back towards his own goal, without a forward with him. This is not right. in fact, the more i look at it the more i see 'un-lifelike' things happening. first, the defender who was marking the forward was unrealistically slow to react to the high ball, and second, he did not even put a tackle in or at least try to hustle with the forward. would like to
  10. Gosh. You mean these issues are still in FM20??? Geez. I reckon the GKs still cannot save rebounded balls, or second shots and there are no one on ones? That's it. I be giving this a miss. To me, the match engine is one of the most important aspects of the game, perhaps the most. Sad, as I am looking forward to hearing good reviews.
  11. I was hoping to see similar stuff, modern tactics or at the very least, a more sharpened reflection of the existing tactics through the game play. Players need to play (move, defend, attack, press, counterpress...) as close as possible to that of a professional football game and react accordingly to my tactic.
  12. Look very similar to FM19, like you I was hoping to see a bigger leap in improvement. Though I guess we cannot take this 'first cut' as final I guess? And maybe it is a championship game so the players' standards are compromised? May be they should show a game that involves liverpool or manchester city. Some first-look observations: - GK's reaction is better but still seem very rooted to the line, and I have yet to see any one-on-one (hopefully it is implemented) - Wingbacks defend better now, and tuck in to defend alongside their centrebacks as compared to previously when they are
  13. Fair enough. I get where you are coming from. To be honest though, I always think that my eye for bugs is very poor, and I have ventured into the bugs reporting post before and wanted to post. Then I realise that the stuff that I have pointed out (players running in a straight line after an opposition, wingbacks never tuck in, GKs having zero reaction to second balls) are glaringly obvious and have been repeated ad nauseam by many others (which I have also pointed out in my previous posts). Hence I don't see the need to go and report it again for fear of spamming.
  14. I tell you what. I will make it easier for you guys. These are the 'new feature requests' you want me to state, and i will repeat myself again, and this time, with more details. - Improve GK AI: a) GKs coming off the line to clear a loose ball (esp if i play a high line and GK Sweeper) b) More GKs one on one with strikers (virtually non-existent now) c) Better GK's reactions to second balls, balls off the goal frame (right now they are just rooted and have zero reaction to second balls) - Improve players' AI: a) players' movement is not realistic - I play narr
  15. Easy. Don't need to get your knickers in a knot. As I have said just, and in my other posts, that I have previously pointed out my views not just on the last release but also my suggestions on how the game can be improved. I will just quote from my last post "I echoed very similar views to yours a few weeks back. Just like many others on here. Even our views on ME, pressing triggers, playing to instructions, in-depth tactical systems and players AI are the same. I will also add more realism like GKs coming off the line to clear a loose ball (esp if i play a high line and GK Sweeper), bet
  16. I echoed very similar views to yours a few weeks back. Just like many others on here. Even our views on ME, pressing triggers, playing to instructions, in-depth tactical systems and players AI are the same. I will also add more realism like GKs coming off the line to clear a loose ball (esp if i play a high line and GK Sweeper), better GK's reactions to second balls, one-on-ones, and proper tussling for balls. I think that even with at least half of the above gets addressed, it is a giant step towards bringing the game to their claim of being the 'best in football management simulation'.
  17. Agree. If you can't stand the heat get out of the kitchen. Abuse is definitely not right but it is unfortunately inevitable if one is on social media, and more so being the face of a game that is still very much a work in progress. Just hire a PR person to handle the social media and gather the feedback. He don't have to be running it personally. I believe everyone prefers that he spends his time on the game than having to mudsling with some internet dude.
  18. Well, let me correct myself. I was not picked on per say, but me being disrespectful (using an exclamation mark) was a sticking point that was picked on. It was addressed specifically along with an accusation that I was not being constructive even though my suggestions were not replied to. It's all evidenced in the posts. In any case, I only brought it up because someone else did, as do some others on here. I have no intention of pursuing it. Just want the best for the game, which I feel can have loads of room for improvement in the realism bit.
  19. I have no idea. They can get rather touchy. I got picked on for using an exclamation mark in a few paragraphs of text in which I gave suggestions on how to improve the game. Nothing aggressive or disrespectful. But nothing about the suggestions was even touched on, but just the constant droning about me being rude.
  20. Erm, let's just say that 'I hope they don't spend too much time on this'.
  21. And they wonder why some people are reacting the way they do. Talking about disrespectful forum folks...
  22. I suggested improvements to more general game play stuff like having more one-on-one with GK, player tussling, adherence to tactics, modern tactics, better player movement... but some of yours seem easier to fix. I was told that a collision system is taking them four years to implement. God knows how other realistic stuff like GK AI, realistic player movement, adherence to tactics will take. It increasingly looks like adding realism is something that SI should put a lot more focus on to. Especially when SI call themselves the best football manager simulation game. Well, they are not wron
  23. Look up the dictionary for the meaning of demand. Gosh. And, if you bother to read again, and not through your rose tinted glasses, I was merely coming off a statement by one of the mods that said that people who complained about the game should not purchase it. What I said is a logical extension of that. I actually agree. So in actuality, it is the mod who is indirectly asking for a boycott, by telling people who complained about it to not buy it. Get it???
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