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I am stuck at home sick and I would like it now please. Or at least a demo
Expect an announcement in the next day or two.
starting a PhD isn't going to do my management career any favours
In that I'm going to buy this one (and probably a new laptop to run it on) after a year's sabbatical. I think Bolton need me more than ever now...
A WHOLE NEW GAME MODE we've added this year.
But don´t see it reducing playing time for casual users though. Just means you will be in 2027 playing with all regens within a week!
Also don´t like this: ´the mode also features unlockable power-ups, providing managers with extra transfer budgets or removing the need for player work permits when certain milestones are reached.´
Means that when I boast that I have won the Champions League with yeovil people will think its by using this not the proper version!
...and if you don't like it, that's cool, you can play the main version!
I think the point is more the accessibility to playing. In the main FM you have to do a lot of stuff to make sure you're properly setting your team up initially, then every time you load up a save you gotta do tactics, team talks, press conferences. There's none of that in FMC, so if you just fancied playing an hour after work you could sit down, load up a save, and rattle through 6 or 7 or 8 games, and feel like you've progressed in the game. Alternatively it hardly takes any time at all to get a new game started. I'm a slow player and I've got through an entire season without rushing in about 9 hours while I've been testing it - and that's with distractions like actually doing some work occasionally.
You're basically getting two games for the price of one this time around. And there's a new Challenges section too!
There are. Just the intricate stuff is less important if you don't want to do it to the same level.
I can play the full version for 5/6 hours and realise I haven´t pressed continue once. I will know every lower league Estonian right-back though so every cloud :/
some of the comments you'd think were positive would piss the team off and some were a bit ambiguous.
and you didn't have the option of using Pard's 'I think you understand football enough to know why' response when someone asks why they aren't getting games.
"you're the fucking reserve goalie of course you're not getting any fucking games, accept your fate of sitting on your arse for an incredibly generous living graciously you barely evolved fuck" also mysteriously absent
November 2nd seems very far away though.
Btw will there ever be plans to include the lower leagues in Scotland? Specifically the Highland league? I never feel right about a league once I have mucked about in the editor for some reason and adding all players would take to long.
love the Highland League though.
That's why we added the competition editor a few years ago. I'm pretty sure someone else will have gone through the hassle of creating a Scottish lower league file so you don't have to
How can you deprive pople of playing with such team names as Clachnacuddin, Inverurie Locos, Forres Mechanics or Keith?!
Why was this decent England-based youth prospect able to get a work permit to play for me for six months, but the second I decide to sign him up for an incredibly reasonable price in January somebody at the foreign office decides that isn't on? This is a serious hair tearer.
The world never got to see your talents, Advaldo.
I'm pretty sure loan moves have different work permit rules given they've got definitive end dates or something. I'll check when I'm back in the office if you give me a reminder...
I asked to extend the loan initially, and they freaking refused that too. Ended up paying over the odds for a similar player in a panic on the 29th.
Last night. In the manual you had a quick start guide to taking over at each of the Premier League clubs, the Wigan one involved buying (and this involved phoning someone, like in the days of PBM) some 37 year old goalkeeper because he had an EIGHTEEN YEAR contract due to some bug and you could make millions selling it on. Or something. None of it made sense. ANYWAY FM2013 GIVE.
I'm really not a fan of football management games over the last 10 years or so (sorry, Ant). Find them pretty hard work. But classic mode ... Interesting.
96/97 was my first, then CM3 took over when I was in Uni. I won everything with Inverness Caledonian Thistle and an all Scottish team, I still think fondly of Charles Christie and Doug McGuire and the other lads.
Charlie Christie was awesome irl.
Did you have Jim Calder in goals? He was/is my fav footballer of all time. Played up front for Inverness Thistle against Celtic in the scottish cup in the 80's and was then MOTM as our GK when we beat them 3-1 in 2000. Also he got bored during a game once so sat on the bar. Hero.
I'm from Inverness and a Caley fan btw, obvs.
one question Ant - my main bugbear with FM 2011 (didn't get FM 2012, but I hear the issues are similar) was that whereas you would (rightly) have to bid, say, £8-10 million to buy a talented, in-form player valued at £4-5 million, AI teams would always make insultingly low bids for your players. And it was far too easy to keep players at your club in general, and too hard to offload for a reasonable price. Has this changed at all?
Anyhow, defo going to get this one - buying one every 2 years seems to work alright for me.
I've been able to sell players for loads, but only when I've waited for the approach.
If you're player has got interest you're in the power position when it comes down to negotiation, when you've offered them out then you've not really got any bargaining power because AI clubs know you want to get rid. The same applies when bidding for transfer listed AI players.
but the A.I. in 2012 seems incredibly unbothered about unloading its promising youth players onto you. Last season United released Will Keane, Davide Petrucci and Paul Pogba, all of whom I duly snapped up- those types of English bred future Prem players would be going for a premium surely.
they'd bid way too low and then lose interest if I renegotiated for a much fairer price.
I dunno if some of it might be due to club reputation? I tend to start with Championship/League 1 clubs, and I wonder if there might be a reputation lag (and hence AI clubs perceiving players to be of lower value) even once you get them to the top end of the Premiership?
They seem to love playing over the odds for my players.
£1.8 million from Blackpool six months after I'd paid £600, 000 of him and after a string of poor performances brightened by the odd wonder goal. Sadly he didn't agree terms...
I signed him on free transfer 2 years by, wish I could remember his name but never mind, and have had quite a few examples of selling players at well above the odds. If you have a hot commodity the bids will come in, maybe you're so shit that you never have a hot commodity :D
So I'm still well into my dynasty building exercise at QPR.
The main game takes SO long to play though. Especially intl breaks spend a lot of time looking at a loading screen.
I just dl training off the internet and let the coaches get on with it - focus my time on tactics and transfers
should be the kind of thing that diverts me from the fm10 save that keeps pulling me back in - sheffield wednesday as the biggest power in world football.
FM is ideal for being at Uni. I'll never have that amount of free time again.
Nowadays I'm out the house between 9 and 7, and working on a PC all day, the last thing I want to do is look at my laptop. Will probably get this and give it a whirl at the weekends.
Will this one take up a lot of space? They always seem to totally fill my computer up.
Is this bad?
In April/May when everyone's poor and busy with exams, not so much.
is easily the worst thing about not being at uni and working full time.
how many hours have you racked up on 12...i'm at 402 atm...depressing
it was around 1440hrs
the beta version worth downloading?