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  1. I don't know why I'm wasting my time, but here goes. Look folks, I get what you're saying. It doesn't affect the game and anything to do with the players quality. BUT, SI are involved with groups that are fighting discrimination within football. It's a harmless addition designed to raise awareness about people in society that are discriminated against. It doesn't affect you, so don't worry about it. But it might resonate with ONE person out there, who thinks, "huh, what if my favourite player were gay? I guess it wouldn't matter to me, because he's still my favourite player." Job done. If you don't care, you can easily move on. There are just as many of us who do like having it as part of the game. It raises awareness, nothing more, noting less. Let's all relax and play our silly management game.
  2. In preferences. btw, fantastic username! You're a person of taste
  3. It's part of life and as such, should be part of a game that strives for realism. And if the reaction of someone is that gay people "should go be gay somewhere else", then perhaps that's a sign that this is a necessary inclusion. It doesn't hurt you, or affect your life, so go and enjoy your game and stop worrying about it. SI haven't "subjected you" to anything. I for one am happy to have this be a feature of the game.
  4. I'm about a season in now and I'm enjoying most of it. I do like the playing time progression for players and the ease of monitoring players moods/happiness on the squad screen. I haven't had much of an issue with the match engine as some people seem to have had. It's not perfect, but it must be near impossible to get a very realistic engine. The game moves much more quickly and smoothly than in the past for me, so that's great. One little nitpick I would have though would be some of the choices regarding the interface. The youth squads have been moved into the Development Centre tab, so it requires a bit of unnecessary clicking to get there. I tend to spend quite a bit of time interacting with those squads, so it felt as though last year's layout, where there are individual tabs on the side for each squad was much faster and easier. It was also very easy to choose first team players to give a run out in the reserves. It feels as though the new interface has complicated the system a little bit. As with all things, probably just takes some getting used to. All in all though, good job to all the folks on SI, and the mods on here dealing with the carry on in this thread over the last month!
  5. Into february in my first season and having a blast so far. I love how fast the game moves between matches now. Feels like much faster moving through a season than last year. And a big thanks to all the SI staff for getting the bug dealt with quickly on release day. Good work as always folks!
  6. Sorry if this has been raised before. I tried searching but couldn't find anything. An ongoing issue I've noticed is the salaries clubs offer you being pretty unrealistic. On my current save, I left Real Madrid after 6 seasons, having won the Champions League in 3 of the last 4 years and La Liga every season. My reputation couldn't be any higher. When I started to get job offers, the salaries they offer are really low. Arsenal offered about 35,000 a week! Inter less than 70k. No room for negotiating past 5k extra. In reality, a manager would laugh these clubs out of the room. A manager like this would comfortably make over 200k a week. Then later, after turning down the jobs, they hire a lower reputation manager at about 150k a week. It's a small issue, but just hurts the realism a bit.
  7. Your team may be doing well, but the league's reputation is likely quite low. A decent player would likely choose a mid-table premier league team ahead of moving to the czech league.
  8. I've always wanted an option to add a rough playing and coaching history to my manager. There are several reasons for this. Let's say I am an Irish manager starting as a manger of Dortmund. Being able to add a history saying I played in germany would affect my language ability, as well as my reputation to this club/country. If my playing history is with Bayern, it would mean I would start with less confidence from the fans. This adds a bit of realism as situations like Rafa Benitez getting the Chelsea job and having to deal with fan outrage could be an extra challenge. Also, if I am a new manager getting a top job, it would be possible to put my history as a coach or assistant manager at the club previously, which would give the appointment a little more sense. Also, if you return to a club that you previously played for, you can get a little more patience and respect from the fans. Like if Ryan Giggs were to be appointed Man Utd manager, his reputation would be low for a job of that level, but the fans would be more likely to be behind him and show some patience. In practice, it would probably be best to be entirely optional (as it's likely not to everyone's taste) and doesn't have to be too deep. You can choose a few clubs that you played for and how many seasons you spent there. Or choose that you were under-23 manager/scout/youth coach for 2 seasons before being promoted to the top job. I feel there are a lot of benefits and additional layers of challenge that can come with fleshing out your manager a little more.
  9. Tried searching, but couldn't find any post about this before. Has anybody encountered an issue with a regen's skin color changing in their generated picture? I have a german winger and an english centre-back who keep changing between black and white! Not really a big issue, but a little odd...
  10. I'd train him as a poacher and hit early, low crosses to him. That way you can exploit his pace and minimize the need and opportunity for him to dribble. He has great physical stats, and finishing and composure make for a good goal scorer. Hopefully his anticipation will improve with age.
  11. I'm living in Korea and am unable to download FM15 on Steam, because its not available in this region. Is it going to be released here??
  12. Hi SI, is FM2014 ever going to be released via Steam in Asia? I live in Korea, and the game is not available to download here through Steam. Why is this?
  13. Well done Wally and Pav, this is great stuff. Like having a brand new game!
  14. Yes and yes. Haha, thought it was only me. I find myself doing this in big tense games. I'll have to get in on this suiting up for the cup final lark. Legendary.
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