Jump to content
Sports Interactive Community
Neil Brock

What's that? A new Wishlist Thread? What you would like to see in future FM versions.

Recommended Posts

After winning the league about 15 times in a row, I find it weird that other managers keep saying in the press that they think I'm not deserving of my success and are looking forward to beating me the next time we meet. Considering that in the last 5 years in a row, the same guy has said the exact same thing with the exact result. Namely egg on his face after I beat him. So I suggest having a new media strand when managers become aware of just how big you've become and practically fear you when they meet you. Or better yet, just shut up. Because getting that article just seems weird.

Also. Speaking of The press. If there is a year in year out war of words between you and another manager. Don't keep asking me what I think about the guy.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
After winning the league about 15 times in a row, I find it weird that other managers keep saying in the press that they think I'm not deserving of my success and are looking forward to beating me the next time we meet. Considering that in the last 5 years in a row, the same guy has said the exact same thing with the exact result. Namely egg on his face after I beat him. So I suggest having a new media strand when managers become aware of just how big you've become and practically fear you when they meet you. Or better yet, just shut up. Because getting that article just seems weird.

Also. Speaking of The press. If there is a year in year out war of words between you and another manager. Don't keep asking me what I think about the guy.

Yeah that could be improved, and not being asked can a new player win matches at press conferences when you sign a 35+ reserve.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I think I say this every year but I don't think the game needs big fancy new features, just some polishing in key areas. As always keep developing the match engine (2015 is so much better than 14) but these are key areas I think could do with work...

1) Press interaction- this varies from boring to baffling on a pretty regular basis. I started a game recently as Palace and was asked how I was going to turn the club around after a few forgettable seasons- huh? The last two seasons were promotion and an incredible run to save them from relegation, hardly forgettable. More questions, more variety and maybe a bit more relation to the real world would be nice.

2) Player interaction- a bigger selection of answers when players come complaining to you. It feels to me there is often a set way to get through these conversations that usually generate the right result (ie player winding their neck in) but some options are totally useless. I've yet to have a single player agree to proving themselves in cup games or agree to a run in the reserves so I can see how they do so I've just stopped using those options.

3) Transfers- it would be nice if when you've bid for someone and then someone else bids for them the club tried to start a bidding war. Say PSG bid £30m for a player and you are considering selling him it would be nice to speak to other interested clubs to see if they will better that deal. In a similar way if you've had interest in someone and a bid has been accepted from another club it would be good if that club/players agent approached you to say 'this club has had a bid accepted for my player, would you like to match/better that.' Equally it can be really frustrating if you try and sign a free agent, can't agree terms and then see them sign for a smaller club for half the money you were offering. It would be good if in that case the agent again approached you (obviously only if the player is interested in joining you) saying 'he's been offered this, would you be interested in bettering it.'

Just a few ideas!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I hope this does not get lost in this huge thread but I have just bought Out of the Park Baseball and I'm amazed about the brilliance of their fictional leagues whereby you can set up the baseball world in anyway you see fit.

Now I would love to see FM implement this, it's brilliant.

Currently managing the Bolton Iron Camels in the English Major Baseball League in which 200 clubs compete. :D

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Well since it's impossible to track back and read all the comments, I just mention it without backtracking:

- Merchandise managment (Like it was in EA's fifa manager, possibility to negotiate with different sponsors, setting prices for tickets and various merchandise stuff)

- Maybe an option to be an Assistant Manager would be fun :)

- As mentioned by KingCanary, a more in-depth press and player communication, press conferences been almost the same for the last 3-4 years. Maybe an option to choose 2-3 players to bring with you to a press conference.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I wish to see English national team to stop overachieving so much.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
I wish to see English national team to stop overachieving so much.

Maybe ask the real life team to stop underachieving to try and redress the balance?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

The other thing I meant to mention- make Assistant Manager feedback better.

For example I start a game as Arsenal, keep Bould as my Assistant and have agreed to playing a possession based philosophy with the board. Yet 20 minutes into my first friendly my he, despite being at Arsenal a long time, understanding the set up and knowing the philosophy my board wants, is telling me we should be playing a more direct passing game. It would be good if you could dismiss bits of advice like that or even have meetings with your assistant to explain how you want to play the game and maybe that would tailor his responses/advice given.

It would also be good if you could get more detailed feedback from your AM about match preparation- ie if you have a tactic set up that the team is working on in training it would be good if your AM could report back about what the strengths/weaknesses of the system appear to be in training, which players are struggling in that set up, which instructions suit the players, which don't etc etc...

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
My biggest wish is to see the japanese league in FM.

Sadly, you may be wishing for a long, long time.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Maybe ask the real life team to stop underachieving to try and redress the balance?

Heheheh... nice one forameuss :D

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
The other thing I meant to mention- make Assistant Manager feedback better.

For example I start a game as Arsenal, keep Bould as my Assistant and have agreed to playing a possession based philosophy with the board. Yet 20 minutes into my first friendly my he, despite being at Arsenal a long time, understanding the set up and knowing the philosophy my board wants, is telling me we should be playing a more direct passing game. It would be good if you could dismiss bits of advice like that or even have meetings with your assistant to explain how you want to play the game and maybe that would tailor his responses/advice given.

It would also be good if you could get more detailed feedback from your AM about match preparation- ie if you have a tactic set up that the team is working on in training it would be good if your AM could report back about what the strengths/weaknesses of the system appear to be in training, which players are struggling in that set up, which instructions suit the players, which don't etc etc...

On match feed it is possible to select something like "never give advice about this" or something like that. I can't remember the exact words right now.

It is not optimal, but it gives some control about what is displayed.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

More feedback from training. This is something we can't get since we can't be at the training grounds and observe if Couthino is looking sharp or if Sakho is looking a bit sluggish and off.

I would like to have the option to get daily, weekly or monthly reports from my coaches regarding their percieved form of the players based on training. From what I gather many managers pick their starting eleven based on training performances, all we can do is pick them on fitness and the last 5 games.

Or at least something along those lines. Not sure exactly how it would work.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I would like to have the manager stats/history to be imported from earlier FM versions. As I have spent hours/days/weeks for playing the earlier version and managed to build some sort of reputation in there, that keeps me playing the earlier version as I don't want to throw them in trash bin when I moved to new version. So it would be really nice to be able to import the manager history etc from earlier FM versions.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
More feedback from training. This is something we can't get since we can't be at the training grounds and observe if Couthino is looking sharp or if Sakho is looking a bit sluggish and off.

I would like to have the option to get daily, weekly or monthly reports from my coaches regarding their percieved form of the players based on training. From what I gather many managers pick their starting eleven based on training performances, all we can do is pick them on fitness and the last 5 games.

Or at least something along those lines. Not sure exactly how it would work.

I think this sort of thing would be great. Would be great to know if a striker has looked particularly sharp in training or if someone has not looked with it.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
I think this sort of thing would be great. Would be great to know if a striker has looked particularly sharp in training or if someone has not looked with it.

Yes exactly. It would also give a new dimension of relationship with our assistant manager and coaches, making sure we have staff around us who's judgement we actually trust.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

More team and player stat options, i.e Record against top and bottoms teams, hit woodwork over a season.

Add the away attendance on match days.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Already posted this in its own thread but it didn't gain much traction unfortunately, but:

Fix the loan system. Especially the 2 year loan deals.

Whole system is a joke compared to the transfer system. Loan deals are so easy to exploit in this FM (get a young star on a 2 year loan, then keep extending the loan and hoping his parent club let his contract run down, leading to a free transfer. And if things don't work out, send the player back to his club!)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Three things I'd like to see:

Trophy Presentations

Winning competitions is a bit of an anti-climax. Can't the 3D match engine & commentary be adapted to also show trophy presentations? Not just for cups, but also league championships at the winning game (if it's at home) or the next home game? It's something that I've wanted for a while.

Editing Competition Rules

Currently, in the editor, you can't edit competition rules. You have to set up a brand new competition. This is very difficult and you can miss things, because you can't see the structure of how competitions are organised in Football Manager. Letting us edit existing competitions would be much easier.

Restore the timeline in the match engine

In older versions of the game, there was a timeline at the bottom of the screen during matches which showed when the goals and cards were and you could rewatch these parts before moving back to the live feed. It was very useful, please bring it back.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Three things I'd like to see:

Restore the timeline in the match engine

In older versions of the game, there was a timeline at the bottom of the screen during matches which showed when the goals and cards were and you could rewatch these parts before moving back to the live feed. It was very useful, please bring it back.

Ahmmmm... it's still existing mate

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Ahmmmm... it's still existing mate

No... it isn't. Not for me, anyway. I get a bar at the bottom which switches between commentary and showing possession. That's it. Is it something that I have to enable in preferences?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
No... it isn't. Not for me, anyway. I get a bar at the bottom which switches between commentary and showing possession. That's it. Is it something that I have to enable in preferences?
Using a custom skin? I'm using one (Vitrex) and it's also gone. Try the default skin at least.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

In relation to Zulu9812, you can indeed edit existing club competitions using the advanced editor.

Further to my points above on scouting, I think the distance an amateur player is willing to accept in order to transfer should be tightened up further. The current set-up makes sense for semi-pro players, it is not very realistic to have amateurs travelling around 200kms just to switch clubs. In that case, I would think that an upper limit of 50kms from either his hometown or the club where he was last employed full-time. Just my two cents there. Great game by the way.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I only play FMC these days so this may already be present in FM, but i'd like to be able to see at a point in time how much a player has cost me over a period of time. So if he has a contract with a base wage, loyalty bonus, appearance fee, unused sub, and goal bonus, and he's played 3 matches, scored 1 goal and sat on the bench how much has it cost the club?

Another feature would be when negotiating a contract being able to look at how much it might cost based on number of games player may play over duration of contract. So I could look at the loyalty bonus, goal bonus, wage etc and see how model the cost based on the number of games I think they will play over the contract and goals they will score to give me a better potential breakdown of the cost of signing the player.

So if I enter contracts with a striker over a 2 year contract I can calculate based on an assumption he will play 60 games, score 30 goals, sit on the bench and not be used 10 times.

Would be useful for those of us who like keeping an eye on the money! Or I could just carry on using my calculator/Excel.

Or even a screen that gives a better breakdown of all players contract details, so not just wage, but all bonuses, loyalty fees, promotion/relegation bonus etc

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

News Headlines

I wish on the league news headlines, an item would be greyed out after you've read it, like how it works on the inbox. Should not have to read things twice or spend time trying to figure where you left off.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

A small but easy and great addition would be to have more than 3 formations to train. Many teams play with different game plans for different oppositions and I feel it would be much more convenient if you could train 5 or 7 formations.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

First off, couldn't find the thread, mods if there is one, just copy and paste this there, and delete this thread. Thank you :)

Okay so here are some things I'd liek added:

Transfer Market Value Graphs

Like those found on tranfermarkt

http://www.transfermarkt.co.uk/ronaldinho-gaucho/marktwertverlauf/spieler/3373

Attack (on the ball) Tactic + Defense (off the ball) Tactic

As oppose to the standard one

ME improvements

Not too concerned as bigs are ironed out and this is improved every year :thup:

More variation in terms of repuation of football in a nation. In 20 years football might be a lot bigger in australia for instance, meaning more world class Aussie regens :lol: Also countries dominating football in cycles, new innovative tactics coming from differnet nations in periods (that might be tricky to implement), so domestic football is best in differnet countries in cycles if you catch my drift. This would be AMAZING.

Clubs that get rich, sign a young hot player for 13m, then cause his values low (low repuatable league) they accept 4m for him 2 years later. This should be stamped out. TRANSFER AI NEEDS TO BE IMPROVED FOR SCENARIOS LIKE THIS.

Less OP regens (there are LOADS after 10 years or so)... and i know there are a lot already, but more regens that establish themselves as top players when theyre like 24, as oppose to 19.

MY MAIN ONE ALONG WITH TRANSFER AI: when a club gets tycoon owned, i dont think it wsould be unreasonable for the club to be interested in elite players. Like Anzhi going for Eto'o, Messi, Tevez. This wouldn't happen in game. MONEY TALKS.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Oh and if there isn't a thread, feel free to add more suggestions in reply. But mods, please don't let these suggestions get deleted!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I'm pretty sure that a year ago I posted the same thing, and probably the year before that too, but I would like a better youth system. I am tired of just being given a bunch of 16 year old players, most of whom (according to my coaches) will NEVER be good enough to even play in the same division as me, let alone my club. Maybe have players join the club at 12 or 13, and allow you to monitor their progression, tailoring them from a younger age to fit into your plans as a team. Look at Barcelona - they play a certain way, and as a result their younger players seemlessly fit into their first team. Half the time I get midfielders who can't pass or slow wingers, and have to waste a few years retraining their position (if they're worth perservering with). I doubt very much that any team has players on their books aged 16 who apparently will never have the quality to make it to the first team (they would have been let go before that stage if there were no coaches who thought they had potential). If they were 12 at the club, the coaches could maybe disagree, or talk about what needs to happen for the player to pregress (eg. 'he needs to work harder' or 'he needs to work on his technical ability', or 'he needs to stop being selfish', etc). At the moment it feels all too random.

Also, the youth system could be improved by allowing academies to be built in different countries. At the moment, the only time I get foreign youth players through is by chance, there is no real recruitment in FM of foreign talent under the age of 16.

I really, really hope FM 16 addresses this, because it has been something which has been a flaw dating back to when Championship Manager was around instead of Football Manager.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

It's never going to happen because the player attribute rating system could not cope with modelling players who are that young, all you would get a players with a load of attributes of 1 & maybe a couple as high as 5.

As for recruitment of foreign players under 16 as that is illegal under international transfer rules it is also not something that will likely ever make it into FM, links with overseas academies are more or less covered through the current club affiliation system.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
It's never going to happen because the player attribute rating system could not cope with modelling players who are that young, all you would get a players with a load of attributes of 1 & maybe a couple as high as 5.

One way to get around this is to use a 1-100 attribute scale for future versions. It won't require much work, as the present attributes could be multiplied by 5. This would allow lower levels of ability to be simulated better. I do agree with you on the second point though.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
One way to get around this is to use a 1-100 attribute scale for future versions. It won't require much work, as the present attributes could be multiplied by 5. This would allow lower levels of ability to be simulated better. I do agree with you on the second point though.

As far as I know, it's already represented on that scale, but visualised on a 1-20. But even if it isn't, why would that solve it? All it gives you is a finer granularity. Giving someone a 1 for something is the same as giving them as anything between 1 and 9 on your 1-100 scale. It's hardly going to make a massive difference. Just putting a different scale on it isn't going to make any difference. You'd need to completely rewrite how you build up a players ability, and it's certainly on the "if it ain't broke" list for me.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Defending long throws added to the set piece creator.

100% this.They seem awfully overpowered.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Even just a column next to or replacing Morale on the player selection info screen for Training Performance would be incredibly helpful/immersive.

Players that are fit, performing well and making good development of their skills get a big upward green arrow to show they're raring to go, while players still recovering from injury, struggling with learning an unfamiliar position, lacking motivation or professionalism, or just having an off week get a smaller, less upward, less green arrow.

It's a vital part of a manager's selection process, and we get very little day-to-day feedback concerning it.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

dont know if its been mentioned

but next to past winners id like to see the managers name so you know who it is that won the title with that team etc....

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I've said this again but will repeat again (please note i don't have FM15 so apologies if its already in) but when at a club you build up a decent backroom staff connection (assistant manager, coaches etc) - it would be cool if, when taking a new job, you could as part of the interview/acceptance say that you want XYZ to join you at the new club. I know you can release and hire them manually but having the game do it for you would be cool - so on day 1 you've got your "team" there with you :)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Agreed, it's well known that certain managers have a team that always moves with them & I'm sure they've turned down jobs where they have been unable to agree terms that include their assistant, head scout, fitness coach et al.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Agreed, it's well known that certain managers have a team that always moves with them & I'm sure they've turned down jobs where they have been unable to agree terms that include their assistant, head scout, fitness coach et al.

Being a mod - do you have any influence with the powers that be, to make this happen? ;)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

You'd like to think so, another possible benefit is that it could reduce the number of managers making sideways moves while employed, if the new club had to pay compensation for the manager & his entourage then they might be more inclined to hire a manager who is currently our of work.

I personal gripe of mine is when staff members leave after a manager is fired & they remain unemployed when the manager gets a new job, the foundation is there & hopefully SI will have the time to expand it.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Its a very minor thing but if I'm making player shouts, I expect to see my my manager sprite come off the bench and start waving his arms about. Depending on where you place your stats at the start of the game the sprite would be in either a suit or tracksuit.

I'd also like a match option where "full match" is just that. The full match without time taken away for when the ball goes out of play and suddenly the players have lined up for a corner etc. But that may mean getting ball boys animated in to retrieve the ball..

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hi Lads,

1st of all, thanks for the great job you are doing. The only game I play.

I want to point out 1 thing that it is a bit of a concern while playing the game. Whenever I play a final i.e: Champions League, Europa League, and so on,

only the 18 players on the line up get written in their biography that they won that particular cup. In real life, the actual winners are the 25 players on the list submitted.

I will give you an example. I am managing Barcelona and won the Uefa Champions League. For that game I had Messi and and El Shaarawy (whom I bought from AC Milan)

had picked up an injury and could not play the final, which I won with a penalty shoot out. When checking their biography, there was nowhere written that they won the cup like

their team mates, which I think it's not good since they played 33 and 36 games respectively, and another 11 games of the cup. Hope you take a look to this matter and maybe

this could be one of the improvements there will be in the next issue of the game.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest El Payaso

Please give us a more challenging and better tactics system. This current system has been boring since day one and it's becoming more of that. Couple of new roles per version is not going to save it. The game relies now too much on players´current ability in terms how well you do when it should be about how good manager you are. Please: ability to influence on passing play, movement as a team and creating your own roles instead of using this current one.

Basically this current system makes things too much hard-coded: cannot create a great season for decent player and on the other hand cannot make really good player perform badly.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I would love to see a feature similar to what Sir Alex did during his last days at Man Utd.

The feature is if you've been a manager of a club for a long time, and you are a bit of an icon there, you can recommend the next manager.

I've been at Schalke for 10 years, won numerous trophies and i have a bit of a connection with them, and i'd love to recommend the next manager, cause i don't want the AI to hire some Amateur and ruin my great club..

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
I would love to see a feature similar to what Sir Alex did during his last days at Man Utd.

The feature is if you've been a manager of a club for a long time, and you are a bit of an icon there, you can recommend the next manager.

I've been at Schalke for 10 years, won numerous trophies and i have a bit of a connection with them, and i'd love to recommend the next manager, cause i don't want the AI to hire some Amateur and ruin my great club..

This plays into one of the main problems with FM and that is being oblivious to anything outside your own team's bubble. Other clubs are merely positions in the table and how they play or who their best players are and what abilities they have on the pitch are just not on people's radar. I play L2 and ok if you're playing top flight from the off there is that RL knowledge, but after ten years in the game who really knows what goes on outside the 'bubble'?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
This plays into one of the main problems with FM and that is being oblivious to anything outside your own team's bubble. Other clubs are merely positions in the table and how they play or who their best players are and what abilities they have on the pitch are just not on people's radar. I play L2 and ok if you're playing top flight from the off there is that RL knowledge, but after ten years in the game who really knows what goes on outside the 'bubble'?

Yeah strongly agree with this, i don't really know who the top players in the world are due to the lack of signifcance that has in FM, yeah you get ballon d'or news but i think we need a magazine or something monthly to tell us the best players for that month in each league and position

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Yeah strongly agree with this, i don't really know who the top players in the world are due to the lack of signifcance that has in FM, yeah you get ballon d'or news but i think we need a magazine or something monthly to tell us the best players for that month in each league and position

Don't you get news items about players of the month, players of the year, goals of the month etc.?

There's also a dedicated section on Player Performances for each league, outlining the best performing players in that league for a number of stats, including, Tackles Per Game, Goals, Assists, Match Ratings, Man of the Match etc.

Maybe if these things made it to the news screen instead of having to click through them it would be good?

But you can also set your scouts to scout your league, youth leagues, other leagues and report on the best players.

Problem is, if the game was more real life to experience this then you'd spend 1 real life week playing FM and progressing 1 FM week in the game to absorb this information.

Fact is, the facts are already in the game, you just have to look for them - scout and take chances on players.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

fair enough point, i think to fully get info like we do in real life, you'd have to play at the same speed as real life

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

As an international manager. If there's an international player who can still be declared for your country but isn't. Give you the ability to talk to them to try to convince them.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Apologies if this has been mentioned before, but how about the option to request to discontinue your 2nd team.

Some German clubs, including my Dynamo Dresden, have recently decided to scrap their 2nd team IRL, for financial reasons as they make a loss of many tens of thousands.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest
This topic is now closed to further replies.

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

×
×
  • Create New...