John-t

How many seasons do you usually play for?

How many seasons do you play FM for...?   205 members have voted

  1. 1. How many seasons do you play FM for...?

    • 1-5 (I want to manage all current 'real' players, that'll do fine)
      71
    • 5-10 (thats quite enough for me, just the right amount that)!
      50
    • 10-20 (Enough to see the first lot of regens mature)
      34
    • 20+ (You've got to do the best for your career, I'm playing the long game'
      50

Please sign in or register to vote in this poll.

40 posts in this topic

Obviously we all know FM has no time limit as to when the game is over and you can play so far into the future as for every single player and coach to simply become a 'regen', I always do this if I can and find it keeps the game challenging at gives the real feel of an actual career and therefore adds to the realism. In my curren't game I'm in my 'virtual 60's' and there year is 2039.....is this normal? I think it is and is a vital part of the game make up, but I have recently been informed this may not be so and just wanted some opinions on the matter....

so guys and girls, what are your thoughts on this, do you jack it in once all the real players start going off to run pubs in Herts....or is it all the better when the regens pop up....

what is the average length of time (in game seasons) you play a single FM game for you would say.... at what point do you jack it in?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I'll usually have the first game I start go into the 2020's or 2030's depending on how it pans out, then I'll start a second game which I'll get to about 2011/12 and get bored of before I go back to my old game. With this version I lost my first save game and have since been unable to really get into a game so I can't wait for FM09.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I too usually aim for 20-30+, but as the time goes I start getting bored quicker. I also lost two of my latest games, one in 11th where I just moved to R. Madrid after succesfull campaigns for F.C. København (Danish team) and Denmark. The other I was on my 5th year for The Magpies and my youth players where all becoming mad wicked and i ruled the world! Then my computer decided to die... The bastard.

Now, however, I'm going on 2nd year with Aston Villa in a desperate attempt to keep interest until FM09 hits the streets. But the well is starting to dry out as I only played barely a season with Sevilla and got bored pretty quickly.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I go slowly, but I'd like to get to the 15th season or something. The furthest I've got is my fourth. My current save has a lot of potential... if I don't win the title this year.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I always aim for long term games, in excess of 20 years, sometimes don't quite achieve it, but the majority of my saves from 08 and previous incarnations are beyond 20 years of play

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I can't really vote because the option I want isn't there. I don't play for any specific amount of seasons. It just depends how long I can stick with a particular save. Then, usually, I'll start one that just... carries on until the next version of the game is released.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

8 seasons is the longest I've managed on FM08 before I lost interest, and that was with 4 different clubs.

I tend to fall in the 5 to 10 season category before I get bored and start a new game.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Personally I always start a single game and then play that one career (through sackings and success) until the end.

Regens being poor has taken the gleam off it a bit this year, but enjoying it tremendously anyway.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I usually get through a few short games at the start and then maybe 3 long term games of 20+ seasons.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

i would like to a play a 10 plus season for once! but every time my save game gets corrupted and cannot be loaded. i know religously using a 3 file rolling save

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

i aim for 20+ every game but am yet to get there:P

all my games last 1-2 seasons before i get bored...

luckily Red Star has kept me interested enough to last til the 6-7th season yaaay

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

i usually start several games, not usually going beyond 6/7 years on each. by the time fm09 comes out, i should reach around 10 on my spanish game, arsenal game was no longer a challenge (7th season).

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

until the new fm comes out. usually 20+ seasons

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
I can't really vote because the option I want isn't there. I don't play for any specific amount of seasons. It just depends how long I can stick with a particular save. Then, usually, I'll start one that just... carries on until the next version of the game is released.

Yep, that's what I do too. Although before I start my main save, I tend to do a 1 season practice run with a big club to get to grips with the new features etc.

I think the furthest I've got was around 25 seasons on one of the older games before my save got corrupted and became unplayable.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I chose 10-20, but i'd probably go on longer than that if I had the chance, it's taken me 8 months to play 14 years :D

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Iv'e been paying Fm for about 2 years now

And iv'e never completed a full season yet:eek:

Dunno why haha

But the game is top notch still:thup:

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
I can't really vote because the option I want isn't there. I don't play for any specific amount of seasons. It just depends how long I can stick with a particular save. Then, usually, I'll start one that just... carries on until the next version of the game is released.

yep thats the same for me as well. just start the game, and see how it pans out, i dont set any targets of playing time or anything. longest i've had on 08 is up to 2015 atm, and its still going...

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

My current save is in April 2011. I've been playing it since about May and I have a go at it most days. I guess I just play quite slowly.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

It's really interesting how this is split between those who play for the realism of reak names at the start and those who play forever..... :)guess it depends on how much you you have time wise..... it's really intersting, please keep voting and posting all your thoughts on this

cheers

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Get bored with the real players. Much prefer it when the regens overtake.

Although regens suck, but at least they suck across the world so it's all very average.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

it depends what club i start with

if with the likes of man utd barcelona etc then i usually get bored after 3-4 seasons or less

if i start a career game well my best was 15 years

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

my story is that, normally i start with a high profile club- this means i get loads of funds and so loads of good players really quick. with these players comes success and so i very quickly become bored with the game (i say quickly in relative terms) and quit the game after about 4 seasons (rather then unrealisticaly applying for small club vacancies).

however, everytime i start a game unemployed, with the view of a loooooong career, i get frustrated with the crap finances and thus crap players and start breaking things.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I chose 10-20 seasons. I never got past 20 seasons is the main reason:D

I wanna go forever but I load too many leagues and loading times slow down to a crawl:(

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I always aim for 20+, but I usually only manage anywhere from 5-10 before I start gearing up for the new game. But, I'm avoiding FM2009 this year, so I'll definitely hit my 20+ realistic career with 2008.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I just play one game and go with it until the next version of FM comes out. I didn't buy FM08 until March as I was having so much fun in my first year of uni and have so far managed to complete 8 seasons with Everton. I play the game loads though so I have no idea how you guys manage to get multiple games far in. One is enough for me.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Most ever in 01/02 version, 83 seasons u wonder why i failed all ma exams at school?

get in at 4 from school with exception or a hr for ma tea online till to am so in all about 10 seasons a week maybe more with weekends

most leauge wins in a row was 31 in a row 12 fa cups 17 champions leauge 9 supercups 23 leauge cups and a 26 charity sheilds

in total there was

77 titles

56 charity sheild

41 champs leauge

38 fa cups

20 supercupos

47 leauge cups

i have the discs somewhere with screen prints on ill see if i can post

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I dont have a time span for how long I play.

I just play until I get bored/get inspiration for a new game.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
I've never got past 2010!:D

haha i'm the same its quite embarassing really, I reckon i've started probably 50 different games on fm08. Of them perhaps 15-20 have reached the end of one season and maybe 5 have gone on further.

I don't know why I'm like this, i must just have a really short attention span lol

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

usually 1 to 5 (but my average is 3 or 4) because, like I wrote in other threads, I always play matches on "full" beside friendlies, and love to check often the results and standings from all around the world (I usually choose around 20-22 leagues, including minor divisions). Oh, and of course I play lots of other computer games (mostly CRPGs), so I take long breaks from the game.

To some, playing so few in-game season might sound like I don't get back a "ideal" value of my purchase, but playing the way I described I feel it's very intense and rewarding, so I'm happy with that :)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

yeh i go for about 10 to 20,but my last game before 2009 comes out that ive just started with man utd,i hope it goes longer ill keep goin untill i can get fc united of manchester job

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I really want to play for 10-15 +++ seasons, but in FM08 it's just not satisfying enough with all the transfer/finance issues and the terrible regens, so I usually end up doing 5-7 seasons before I start a new game

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

The longest I play for is for about 10 seasons, give or take a few more or less. Once the newgens kick in, I slightly lose interest.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Somewhere between 10 and 20 seasons, until I get bored with a side and feel that I can achieve nothing more.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!


Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.


Sign In Now

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.