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Challenges / Sign-Ups / Holiday Games ideas thread.

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[quote name='m1234566778']Sorry but this one will work, give me a chance, please[/quote]

I'm a pretty patient person and I'm more than willing to give you chances, but there has to be a time where you settle down and stick to a sign up.

You currently have one active thread which people have signed up to, personally I think you are better off concentrating on that thread and learning what sort of things appeal to people in terms of updates before starting something new.

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[quote name='ssestig']What rep do you think I would need for a created team that has no players, created staff with 20s in specialist areas,starting in one of BSP/BSS/BSN and can only use players that come through the youth team?[/QUOTE]

Not too high, certainly not the 3000 that has been suggested. I've started a similar game recently, starting in the BSS with a created team with the best possible trianing and youth academy, with no staff or players.
It started with 1000 reputation, took two years to get out of the BSS, three more for promotion from BSP, and I've just had a consolidation year in League Two. Reputation has only risen to 2200ish in this time.

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I really like this current idea I have. But if nobody is going to sign up there is no point

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[quote name='m1234566778']I really like this current idea I have. But if nobody is going to sign up there is no point[/quote]

I think the reason that no one will sign up is because you haven't managed to stick to one thread, which gives people the impression that it will be a waste of time.

Like I've suggested, stick to one thread and get tips from people on how to improve it, people here will be supportive. Once people have seen what you can offer and that there is some kind of long term commitment they will be more likely to sign up next time.

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I don't want to do the opposite of what you are saying but this idea I have. Would you sign up

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the one your running is a very good idea though. Stick with that and see it through, cause you cant see the potential of a sign up untill its been run for a few months

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Could I set the sign up up and someone play it so I can do both? You probably won't be able to but would love to do this idea

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[quote name='m1234566778']I don't want to do the opposite of what you are saying but this idea I have. Would you sign up[/quote]

It's not always the great ideas that do well, it is the ones which are well presented and interesting to read.

Have a look at this:

[URL="http://community.sigames.com/showthread.php?t=28789"]AI Experiment - what would happen if?[/URL]

Fairly simple idea, but superbly presented with great attention to detail, that is why it is so popular.

Having a good idea is pretty useless if you don't know how to pull it off. Think about the presentation of your updates, experiment with your current sign up, then think about starting a new one.

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I will present in the same format, kind of, as my story. I have PM'd you about it btw.

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Right as I know a lot of you when creating challenges & or Sign-ups and experiments like to edit the database, I thought I should post a quick link to my latest addition to the knowledge base. Check out: [url=http://community.sigames.com/showthread.php?t=117939]League Swaps for Dummies[/url]
Just thought getting all the stuff together on how to complete on in FM09 would be a great idea.

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Nice one LLR. :thup: I'll have a read and maybe my 'swap shop' database can be ressurected. ;)

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[quote name='m1234566778']I will present in the same format, kind of, as my story. I have PM'd you about it btw.[/quote]

I think you need to realise that it's not just doing multiple sign ups that will effect you, but doing a sign up and a story at the same time is never a good idea in my past experience, and looking at others experiences also.

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I had a wee idea pop into my head:

Basically, I'd be the England manager but people would sign up, and every match they would get to pick the team, design their own tactics, pick the squad etc.

What do you think of that? Improvments/Criticisms?

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OOTP? Good luck, it's always been a good idea but it's hard to implement successfully

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stumped me roberto, OOTP? :confused:

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Off of the Park, basically someone (Wissles I think) did a sign up where users decided all the tactics etc, I think it was on the baseball game, and then the OP played the game, then the name stuck.

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ah right, so I'm not (I don't think) stealing anyones idea?

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Nah, it's too broad an idea really for one person to claim it as their own

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It was done originally by someone called Bramble I think, and it means Out of the Park, not Off of the park :)

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For history's sake, It was 'chrisbamb' or more commonly known as Bambi who came up with the idea. Unfortunetly, It was lost on the forum change over.

EDIT: [URL="http://http://community.sigames.com/showthread.php?t=26743"]I found it[/URL]

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Any updates on the prediction league you were working on, PluckaDuck?

It was supposed to be out on the 9th, wasn't it? Still eagerly anticipating its release. :D

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[url=http://community.sigames.com/showthread.php?t=26743]Bamble's OOTP[/url]

Just cause Plucks link failed :P

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I suppose it's kind of the same but he uses multiple club teams.

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Have had shocking luck with FM lately. FM computer stuffed up on Thursday and wouldn't turn on. Away visiting family all this weekend, but I spoke to my mum today and she was saying that they reckon they've fixed the computer and I shouldn't have anymore problems. Fingers Crossed!!!

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I'm thinking of starting a series of sign-ups called Silly Season Sign-Ups. Basically, I will pick a silly or unusual different theme for each season, and keep an all-time league table of how well everyone as done. My current ideas for the first seasons include:

Celticses versus Rangerses: Put 12 different teams in the SPL that have Rangers or Celtic in their name and having a player/manager sign up, with the added twist of bonus points for the overall winners of Celtic teams or Rangers teams, creating an element of team work.

League of Naughty Words: A league full of teams with rude words in their names (Scunthorpe, Arsenal etc)

The Worst League in the World: A sign up for the Indonesian Third Division

Seperately, I'm also thinking of doing a weekly prediction league sign up with a twist: you predict the outcome of games from a randomly selected leagues in FM and its real-life counterparts. This would be able to run all year round, using league like Russia, Sweden, Ireland etc.

Any feedback and suggestions on these ideas would be much appreciated!

Thanks

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[quote name='PluckaDuck']Have had shocking luck with FM lately. FM computer stuffed up on Thursday and wouldn't turn on. Away visiting family all this weekend, but I spoke to my mum today and she was saying that they reckon they've fixed the computer and I shouldn't have anymore problems. Fingers Crossed!!![/QUOTE]

Ahh, sorry to hear that. That is like what, close to 4 weeks without FM? :eek:

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Last year there was a challenge of a team placed into the Premier League with a certain budget and restrictions on who they would be allowed to buy and such. I was wondering if anyone would be opposed to me posting that challenge again this year, as if I remember correctly it was pretty successful.

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[quote name='m1234566778']Is there a CSE awards?[/quote]

There is, and they are normally run in the Summer. [URL="http://community.sigames.com/showthread.php?t=39922"]Link[/URL] to last years

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Yes there are, last years results can be found [URL="http://community.sigames.com/showthread.php?t=39922"]here[/URL]

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Righty-ho.

I'm planning on doing something to do with making teams out of players who's names all start with the same letter. It'll be ages till it comes up, but just out of interest, which letters do you think I should keep out. There will be 16 teams so 10 will have to miss out.


A - [B]In[/B]
B -[B] In[/B]
C
D
E
F
G
H
I
J [U]out[/U]
K
L
M
N
O
P
Q [U]out[/U]
R [B]In[/B]
S
T
U
V
W
X [U]out[/U]
Y [U]out[/U]
Z [U]out[/U]

Those are my definites so far, anyone else got any suggestions?

I think the best way of working it out, is if they have a good quality goalkeeper.

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i would take U and V out and perharps G

EDIT: I love the idea btw :D

can i save a spot?

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[quote name='jimmyriddle']i would take U and V out and perharps G

EDIT: I love the idea btw :D

can i save a spot?[/quote]

why would you take V out? It would be one of the easiest to fill out in my opinion :confused:

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[quote name='jimmyriddle']i would take U and V out and perharps G

EDIT: I love the idea btw :D

can i save a spot?[/QUOTE]

No. It's not coming till the summer anyway, so you can't have the spot yet :D

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v's off the top of my head fwiw

GK - VDS/Valdes
DR - Vanden Borre
DL - Van Bronckhorst
DC - Van Buyten
DC - Vidic
MR - Valencia (Antonio)
ML - Vicente/RVP
MC - Van der Vaart
MC - Vieira
ST - Van Nistelrooy
ST - Villa

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Vuckenic aswell from Roma and Montenegro good striker

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I successfuly finished the San Marino challenge and now I'm looking for a new one. My suggestion is, that a challenge is based around being only a B Team manager of any of the teams in the Second Division B of Spain.

I'm through one season with Athletic Club in Spain and have all the spanish leagues loaded. I noticed that their 'B Team' is called Bilbao Athletic and:

- has a completely seperate manager;
- are able to sign their own players;
- are currently in Secunda B1; and
- can be controlled by human managers.

The aim is to take your B Team to either a cup win or to the highest they can be placed (that will be no higher than champion of the league below your parent club)

This could be a relatively short challenge, or a really long and frustrating one, I'd guess it would depend on how the manager of the 'A Team' treats you, and whether he provides you with any promising youngsters or whether he releases staff above your head.

If this has been suggested before, then i apologise- i did do a quick search but drew a blank. If this gets a positive response then I may post a proper challenge in the forum.

ciao

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[quote name='weeeman27bob']Righty-ho.

I'm planning on doing something to do with making teams out of players who's names all start with the same letter. It'll be ages till it comes up, but just out of interest, which letters do you think I should keep out. There will be 16 teams so 10 will have to miss out.


A - [B]In[/B]
B -[B] In[/B]
C
D
E
F
G
H
I
J [U]out[/U]
K
L
M
N
O
P
Q [U]out[/U]
R [B]In[/B]
S
T
U
V
W
X [U]out[/U]
Y [U]out[/U]
Z [U]out[/U]

Those are my definites so far, anyone else got any suggestions?

I think the best way of working it out, is if they have a good quality goalkeeper.[/QUOTE]

This sounds really fun! :thup:

One suggestion though, keep all the letters, but lump all the rare letters like J, X, Y, Z, and any other that you identify as rare, together. Then hold a draw after the sign up is full and randomly assign participants their letters, with the rare letters group being treated as one.

This way, you do not need to discard any letters before-hand and can just rely on the luck of the draw to select the 16 letters (or 15 distinct letters and 1 rare letters group) that will feature in the game proper.

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[quote name='Ediocy']This sounds really fun! :thup:

One suggestion though, keep all the letters, but lump all the rare letters like J, X, Y, Z, and any other that you identify as rare, together. Then hold a draw after the sign up is full and randomly assign participants their letters, with the rare letters group being treated as one.

This way, you do not need to discard any letters before-hand and can just rely on the luck of the draw to select the 16 letters (or 15 distinct letters and 1 rare letters group) that will feature in the game proper.[/quote]

Good plan :thup: I was going to do a draw, but I like you idea of the rare letters.

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[quote name='weeeman27bob']Good plan :thup: I was going to do a draw, but I like you idea of the rare letters.[/QUOTE]

Glad you like it, it would be a slight waste if good footballers are rendered unavailable for selection otherwise. :)

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[quote name='iacovone']I've had a pretty epic idea guys. It will obviously take an enormous amount of work, as much by me as the rest of the CSE community but here it is anyway:

The idea would be to start a thread offering any CSE challenge participant to upload their save game of their most successful team (ie. teams that have completed challenges, like dafuge's challenge etc).

From these saved files (limited to say 20 teams) I would then go into the editor and create my own database - mimicking every player, staff, club info, stats, everything from their team and copy it over to the new database. By the end of what I imagine would be a hell of a lot of editing, I'd have one almighty database containing 20 of the most successful CSE teams. I would then put them into one division on the game (like the Dutch as an eg).

Then I would simulate the seasons to see how these teams fared against each other. I'm unsure what the best thing would be to do for managers - perhaps give each user an opportunity to create their own manager for their side? The other idea I have is depending on time and availability of users I would run it as a sign up whereby each game week, the users in the CSE community would PM me with their tactics, selection and substitution plans etc. I'd then run the game and report the results for a whole season.

What does everyone think? Do you even think its possible??[/QUOTE]

I don't know what made me think of this, but this idea was posted by iacovone a couple of pages ago. At the time, it recieved alot of positive feedback, but there hasn't been anything else about it since. My question is, would anyone still be interested in it? Because, with iacovone's permission of course, I wouldn't mind using this idea.

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fwiw I still have the data of the last season of last years Northern Monkeys, if anyone was going to create an ultimate Monkeys vs Softies database/sign up/challenge etc

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Has there been a scenario challenge this year?

Wherby, I would upload save games of teams in certain scenarios. Eg. save from relegation or crippling debt etc.

I was thinking of maybe starting one some time. Maybe summer.

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i think the What if.. challenges are kinda based on that

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Yeah, I though that but I only read through that thread at the start and I only skim read it.

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