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no you wouldnt make up the players i would just create the club and you would choose things like reputation ect and each "forumite" would have 1 team

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Ah, makes sense now. Sorry. Wasn't thinking straight. Christmas is more stressful than you always imagine.

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Sounds like a good idea Mikey. I'm always fonder towards creating a club than creating a player.

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Did some research into the video options for my [B]Goal of the Week[/B] idea so Im just checking to see if it works ok. :) [URL="http://s301.photobucket.com/albums/nn64/DodgeeD/?action=view¤t=erengoal2.flv"]Goal!![/URL]

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Works fine, not great quality but still. Good goal too :D

Oh and I like the idea too :thup:

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[quote name='Whoopy D']Works fine, not great quality but still. Good goal too :D

Oh and I like the idea too :thup:[/quote]
Cheers. :thup: I'll be trying out some other upload sites to see if the quality is any better before going ahead.

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I am using Hypercam, my first video was really average, but the second time around it was better. Just trying to work out the best way to get a stunning video quality, but I think it means paying for software to make it better :)

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I'd have a lot of goals for this, in my Arsenal save game Robin van Persie has scored some truly amazing goals. And Silvestre scored a quality own goal too :thup:

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[B]The Manchester City Sign-Up[/B]

The Manchester City board have decided to strike a deal with Swiss scientists. They have just bought 22 genetically engineered 16 year olds from them. These 16 year olds have been touted as possibly the next generation of football, and the next generation of science. Will they become successes? Will they flop? Will Man. City keep onto them if they become superstars?

[B]The sign-up sheet[/B]

Name:
Nationality:
Second Nationality (if desired):
D.O.B:
Position(max 2):

Each player will be set a CA of 100 and a PA of 200

Your opinions are welcome - whether this sign-up is going to fail or no, what can be added.

And I was also thinking (if we get this going) that I would do the updates like ~Ian~ did with his 'Arsenal Regens sign-up.

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Maybe switch the team, AFC Wimbledon maybe? Man City don't need extra help, at least they have the billions to get everyone. :p

Oh, and I'm thinking of starting a FM09 A New World Signup (FM08 version [url=http://community.sigames.com/showthread.php?t=31000]here[/url]), but I'm having a bit of trouble deleting players, the delete selected item is greyed out :rolleyes:. I also Pm'ed DietSpam, who made the FM08 no player database...and will probably post in the Editors Hideaway soon.

What I'm asking you CSE-ers to do is something simple: I plan to put all the players (and this amount will be limited) onto the same national team, but I'm stumped on which national team to choose, preferably one in Europe. So please help me on that. More details to come later. :D

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Keep it going lads... :D

Please vote, more than once if you want. :p

[B]FM09 A New World Signup[/B]

[B]Possible National Football Teams to use:[/B]

[B]Wales[/B] - 1
[B]Latvia [/B]- 1
[B]Andorra[/B] - 1

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Wales it is then. My 1000 votes (you said more than once ;)) go to Wales

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San Marino

For the Man. City one, I might change it to Stoke..

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I will take the first 10 countries (or whether the poll max is, if there is one...and then I'll create a new thread, and you will all be able to vote...once. :p

The List so far...

[B]FM09 A New World Signup[/B]

[B]Possible National Football Teams to use:[/B]

[B]Wales[/B]
[B]Latvia[/B]
[B]Andorra[/B]
[B]San Marino[/B]

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It's only 5 lads! 5 more! :D

It's doesn't have to be European, mind you. :p

[B]FM09 A New World Signup[/B]

[B]Possible National Football Teams to use:[/B]

[B]Wales[/B]
[B]Latvia[/B]
[B]Andorra[/B]
[B]San Marino
Faroe Islands
[/B]

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I think even though I would prefer Andorra (I think they have been selected before), so on those grounds I give my full support to LATVIA!!!

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[quote name='rancer890']It's doesn't have to be European, mind you. :p[/QUOTE]

Ah, East Timor or Guam all the way then :D

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3 more! :D

I have all of Guam's key players on my FM08 Rizhiquan team. Good memories. :D

[B]FM09 A New World Signup[/B]

[B]Possible National Football Teams to use:[/B]

[B]Wales[/B]
[B]Latvia[/B]
[B]Andorra[/B]
[B]San Marino
Faroe Islands
East Timor
Guam
[/B]

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Couple spots left. :)
[B]
FM09 A New World Signup[/B]

[B]Possible National Football Teams to use:[/B]

[B]Wales[/B]
[B]Latvia[/B]
[B]Andorra[/B]
[B]San Marino
Faroe Islands
East Timor
Guam
Cook Islands[/B]

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And we're good. :)

[B]FM09 A New World Signup[/B]

[B]Possible National Football Teams to use:[/B]

[B]Wales[/B]
[B]Latvia[/B]
[B]Andorra[/B]
[B]San Marino
Faroe Islands
East Timor
Guam
Cook Islands
Antigua & Barbada
Krygyzstan [/B]

New thread coming up shortly. :)

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Right then. My current sign-up has not been a hit, at all.

So I'm here to ask all of you, what you would want in a sign-up. Just need a few ideas to find me something that will get a lot of interest and something which won't take me 3 hours to do an update that nobody is interested in.

Thanks :)

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I look for:

I tend to sway to make a club ones
Something really competitive. Like Eurovision - If you weren't winning you were still fighting for the lower leagues

Can't think of any more

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I think a good one is always something where you might have an experiment in line with it as well :) So its got a plan of why you are doing it, or even something as simple as being completely different. If I am signing up generally I like for it to be different to something else I am in. Then again currently I am signed up to as many as I am going to right now as I feel I have to be able to commit time to reading all the updates and posting at least a reply to them as well, if not being able to include my own mini commentary or such.

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Yes was thinking about doing and experiment/sign up.

I just don't have a clue what to do it about. I'll load up FM and have a browse around for some things which could make a perfect sign-up/experiment.

Anybody got any thoughts?

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I was thinking about something following what seems like the end of fantasy football due to it involving way too much for the responses it was getting, my idea isn't one for a particular sign up etc. but more along the lines of tackling the fact that 99% of sign ups and experiments end very prematurely.

Basically I was thinking why don't people team up more often? For example one of them does the DB and then uploads it for the other person, then the next person does the first update (or a set number of updates) and then uploads the appropriate files for his teammate to download and do the next update/batch of updates. This would obviously be aimed more at the demanding sign ups and experiments or towards forumers that want to do experiments/signups but don't have enough time to do them themselves. In my opinion it would ensure that signups etc. last longer and a higher percentage reach the end, it would of course depend on the forumers working well together, co-operating, being fairly punctual etc. and would (in my opinion) improve the forums as a whole.

Just let me know what you think, I've brought this up because theres sign-ups like fantasy football that are very enjoyable but are not being completed because of the time and effort taken to do each update which often results in forumers losing interest as the updates are taing upwards of a week to complete.

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I was thinking a Fantasy Football in one of the more obscure leagues could be quite interesting and it would show a bit more skill to try and win at it as well :)

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the problem with fantasy football is the respoces you get from people are less likely to be banterish (if thats a word) and therefore i think that type of thing is always doomed to fail

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I spose there is always that Mikey, hmmm lets work on some other ideas then. I still think an experiment type one could be the way to go, but you need an idea of what you want to investigate :)
I am taking a break from FM for a bit will get back to you :)

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[quote name='mikeytwigge']the problem with fantasy football is the respoces you get from people are less likely to be banterish (if thats a word) and therefore i think that type of thing is always doomed to fail[/quote]

I don't think any thread or type of thread is doomed to fail, it all depends upon the motivation and creativity of its author and, to a lesser extent, its posters. For example, a thriving component of WW's latest sign-up is users making up their own little newspaper snippets and posting them. If that's not creativity, I don't know what is.

However, banter is key to the threads. It's the reason the Off-Topic Thread got closed, and I think the sub-forum has generally benefited from that. The problem is, and I've said this in Ridley's thread too, that individualistic sign-ups where you focus on your own team and there is no gain to be had by taking an interest in the teams of others, aren't going to do as well.

With the Fantasy Football, forumers didn't have players specific to them: and their team wasn't competing against another (which is actually a really good idea if the Fantasy Football genre is done again), and all that it is really worth posting is comments to do with one's own team. Fantasy Football websites are very popular, but provoke little discussion. It's all about one's own results.

Threads with teams playing against each other and with a little part of the game that a user can identify with (e.g. a player of theirs) are much more likely to suceed, and originality is also a bonus. The Fantasy Football thing has been done countless times, not in an FM environment, but it is no novelty and that's another nail in its coffin.

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A rough idea of my best idea:

There are 20 clubs, all in the same nation

20 forumers make players, each to be the captain of one of the clubs

20 other people make managers to manage the clubs

20 other people make chairmen for the clubs

There will be a live random draw to see which manager, player and chairmen goes to which club


Only trouble is it is a bit to much like WW's sign up?

Also each player will be the same nationality so they will all be competing against each other to be the best.

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Yeah the only problem I see is that it's too similiar to WWs, if you add a couple of unique features it would be really good IMO

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I think it might be a bit too similar but that's just my opinion, I tend to be wrong a lot :D

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It's too similar Icelander. :D

Maybe you can do that with a Super League with all the best teams in the world competing in 1 league. That would be cool. :)

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The major difference though is that there is not as much user input, e.g i won't be uploading the save game file or database or anything like that.

Anybody got any ideas of anything else I can add?

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I always had an idea for a bingo kind of thing. But it's more geared towards a challenge. Order of events:

1) Number Called Out
2) Teams predicted to come in this position/A number that goes with a team, i.e. Hannover 96
3) Forumers try to see how they do.

Maybe some other twists can be added. Anybody willing to make something out of this may do so but please give a little credit ;)

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Idea 2:

A sign-up. Forumers are players. Throughout the seasont their achievements can be turned into a point based thing and they can either:

1) Boost their player's stats for a limited time depending on points
2) Bring down another persons abilities.

The thing is, after a set a time a winner will be chosen by who has the most points at the end. So you may save up your points but somebody could disadvantage your stats so you don't earn any points.


Basically those are my 2 ideas that I've been mulling over.

Anybody wishing to make anything out of them can do so but can they please give me some credit.

So what do you think?

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I'm tempted by your idea 2, buying attribute points etc.

might take it ;)

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Well it's more of a You V Me kind of sign up in terms of players. Maybe try to rework that. Or go for something a bit different and original.

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Erm, it's up to you really. Giving them all clubs might be tricky.

Giving clubs means you'll have to make sure all clubs are in the same league and country.

And they have to have similar reputation

Making them unattatched may lead some to retire prematurely.

Although you're probably going down the whole 200 PA route anyway though?

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