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Discussion in 'Football Manager Forum' started by Luke Imp, Aug 14, 2017.

  1. Look Out There Are Llamas

    Look Out There Are Llamas Llamas ._.

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    The injuries are fine for me, you taking into account the intensity tactic bar thingy?

    Main problem with the Beta at the moment imo is the horrible lag on the menus which should be addressed soonish.

    Not really started a proper save, just been dicking around trying to break shit and understand the mechanics.
     
  2. Robert Molenaar

    Robert Molenaar Active Member

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    Well 6 were pre existing from the start, which was fine. Then I was picking up genuine injuries, some of which were up to a month or 2 out. I've started a new game with Boca to test some tactics for this one and the injuries seem fine, so it must have been a case of bad luck with Dortmund.
     
  3. Bilo

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    I've managed to get into it alright. I started off with Liverpool and as always, the tactic which I've pictured for weeks flopped completely, lost 3-0 at home to West Brom and restarted from scratch. In my current and second try I managed to do ok-ish, finding my feet defensively in a very pragmatic adapt to the opposition kind of way, rotating 4411/433/4231. Late october/early november after getting the hang of defending I've switched to a 442 which is working like a charm. The 442 of last year was completely broken as the wide men, regardless of role, stayed stupidly wide. This year they come rather central to defend when required which is very important for the formation to function at all.

    I'm at work but I think I've managed 28 points from 15 games with a very upward form curve, defensively stable but stuttering going forward as Klopp left me with no finishers and I always start without a first window budget. After beating Sporting in the CL-playoff on penalties I drew PSG and Real, thinking I'd go out. But PSG are remarkably shit (as are City) and I beat them home and away, finishing second in the group. Through to the quarters in the league cup as well.

    I won't do anything in January except possibly sell the usual three-four players complaining about playing time. What's fun about this year's edition is that the Liverpool squad includes several very exciting prospects, like Gomez, Alexander-Arnold and Woodburn. Hoping for top four and a title. The league title is out of sight because of a poor start (16 points from the first 10 games, imagine that). Next year, though!
     
  4. HarvSFC

    HarvSFC Jaffa Cake Quiz Champion 2015

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    Since this post I’ve won just two more League games with Macclesfield, drawing four and losing seven and have now been called for a board meeting....... it’s happening again. :(
     
  5. Luke Imp

    Luke Imp Well-Known Member Staff Member Moderator

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    That was supposed to sort the in game commentary taking so long, but it's not done anything for me.

    It takes about 4 times as long to complete a game on commentary only compared to 17.
     
  6. HarvSFC

    HarvSFC Jaffa Cake Quiz Champion 2015

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    First game after the board meeting..... A 4-0 defeat against Altrincham. Yeah, I’m starting a new game.
     
  7. NorfolkWomble

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    Adding leagues but the players don't seem to come in, anyone know why?
     
  8. Luke Imp

    Luke Imp Well-Known Member Staff Member Moderator

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    Maybe because it's only the Beta?
     
  9. Luke Imp

    Luke Imp Well-Known Member Staff Member Moderator

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    Am I the only one who thinks they've fucked up the match day bit of the game?

    I want to see the league table in my split screen bit, but I can't. I can't see the goal scorers below the main scoreboard and I don't like the small symbol short cuts for subs, shouts, formation changes.

    Another thing I don't like is the player search bit either. Content is the same, but it sometimes seems a long winded way of searching. Appear to be extra 'clicks' needed to get to where you want to.

    The time is takes to do a match on 'Only Commentary' is now much better than the Beta version and like previous FM's.
     
  10. markwwfc1992

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    Having the same issues. Is there no fix to the match day screen where you can just see the general information (the score and goalscorers)?

    Also agree about transfers. You seem to have to click on many different boxes just to get to the general transfer search box. They seem to overdue so many features that should be kept simple. I miss the classic mode they used to have.
     
  11. Robert Molenaar

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    Agree with the above, and also the scouting has gone backwards as well. Don't like the way you have to wait ages to get a scout report, whilst it was within 2 days and you used to actually get an email regarding that player. Now I always forget who I've actually put a scout report in for.
     
  12. Luke Imp

    Luke Imp Well-Known Member Staff Member Moderator

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    Played 15 games or so now and I definitely don't like it.

    Usually you get used to any changes quite quickly but this one seems daft and unusually, has made it worst and that's not ideal given that the match part is quite a big part of the game!
     
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    I didn't get FM17, last I had was 16. Did they have classic mode on last years one? Really don't understand why they removed it, it was good for people who prefered the more retro style.
     
  14. Luke Imp

    Luke Imp Well-Known Member Staff Member Moderator

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    Wasn't FM Classic just a name change to FM Touch?
     
  15. SandwichMan

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    I thought FM Classic was a name change to "I'm rubbish at FM".
     
  16. markwwfc1992

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    Maybe the wording was wrong. Basically where you could switch to the retro layout. I remember playing this way on FM16.
     
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    I got a refund from Steam from this year's version. Gave up during the Beta, which was probably a mistake, I'm sure the full version is much better, I was just very disappointed.

    Every save I tried, you would either go on a run of a lot of wins, or a run with no wins at all. I know some teams are like that in real life, but it seemed to be a real problem in this game in that it happened all the time.

    Just wasn't enjoying the game as much as I have in previous years, found the disconnect between what I'd set up in tactics, and what happened in the games to be much higher than usual. Back on FM17 and really enjoying it.

    Will probably pick up FM18 again later in the year but it's just getting too complicated now, I know that's what a lot of people want, but I prefer something a bit simpler.

    If there was an official database update, for an earlier version of the game (say FM17) that I could buy, I would. All the "editor" ones are just a bit crap.
     
  18. Robert Molenaar

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    Finally got a good save going with Monaco, starting to enjoy the game a lot more now.
     

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