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Losing passion for FM

Started on 12 May 2011 by Aurelius / First Post
Latest Reply on 15 May 2011 by martin / Last Post
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Hi all,

after long time some of my post...

I know that u are all big fan's of FM but just whant to ask if any of u lose passion for fm11 wenn new patch came (11.3)?
I did, game really started to get boring for me as all of us post some new best tactic's, some new best player's, some best new traning and thing's like that! I really lose some passion for that game, would say the more i know the more i dont like it! :( Anyone has maybe the same problem?

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Roby
After not turning on FM lately, now I just not bothered to turn it on and I prefer to play some other game. So I kinda lost passion for the game. :(
I still play it quite regularly. Each week I have some moment when I lose an important match or miss out on a great player, and then I ragequit :p But after a few days I tend to start playing again..
We all get bored at a certain point, so did I but then I realised that nothing could stop me to win UEFA Champions League or so if I used Genie Scout in order to find the best possible players, either to keep them or sell them and make huge profits, I agree that the scouting system in the game won't allow a human manager to spot the real future legends as fast as some other teams might.

Don't get me wrong, I love Genie Scout, it's a great tool, and I still use it for some saves or category coaches, but now I am trying to get less dependent on it, and the new savegame that I started it's really interesting, and I managed to find some really nice players even without it. I'd suggest to give the game a try without addons, and even if you are not emo :D harder will be better. Good luck with it

Tomy
It happpens too all of us!

What I did to 'reignite my passion' I just started several different games with different teams and see if I could attach myself to atleast 1 of the games - it worked a treat now i'm enjoying life in 2016 with the almighty Barnet! Happy Days!
Problem is with me i love english football and i only play that league... so ive played alot with Southampton, Forest, Leeds even with teams like Dover, and after some time wenn in game are mostly regens i really start to hate that... I know its hard but should not be there any solution's like some new patch every while? but that u can continue ur last save just to add some new original players... that would be great... think we need something new on market :D becouse i dont know wenn ive play FM last time
Nope, never lost interest in this game. I just keep trying to manage new clubs, or simultaneously manage more than 1 club. If you want a challenge, try to manage a more different club, e.g AS Roma :P
Interesting topic; by the way Aurelius, I changed the title to make it more specific as it was quite generic - I hope you don't mind.

I have stopped playing FM regularly for the last couple of months because I realized I had spent too much on it. For reference I will mention that my last game as Redditch had over 30 days of gametime on it, which is really a lot.

However, I fired it up again when 2 friends of mine completed the first season of their online game, which I was part for the first 3-4 game months, and asked me if I wanted to continue with them. I thought it would be fun to take over the team again (Middlesbrough) that happened to get promotion to EPL, but only for the pre-season since transfers is really my favorite part of the game. It felt good.

I don't think I'll be returning regularly on FM though until FM12. It's just too time consuming for me given the work I want to do next (some personal projects as in entrepreneur).

Anyway, I think it would be very interesting to know of more people stories on how and why they lose passion for FM, and what can be done to re-ignite that fire.
Stam thanx, i dont mind u have change it, now it looks better. And i see we are similar becouse i also love transfer window and negotiations and after that i lose passion... so i didnt play for about 3-4 months now also waiting for fm12
for me the matches are important, and end of season depending on what position u in.

also i usually play less during the winter, i play more FM when im playing more football myself. but before i used to kind of never loose passion because you were playing a lot in school as you got bored a lot. also had friends in school u always challenged.
Interesting topic. For me i spend a few months playing and then maybe a few months not playing. I used to be the kind of person that was constantly making a new game every time i went back to the game but now im sticking to the same one and its great.

I dont use any genie scout, tools etc. I try to come up with my own tactics and find my own players as it makes the game much more interesting to me. Things like genie scout take the fun out of the game.

It's 2017 in my game and I've gone from Sheffield Wednesday in the first season to Arsenal. A lot of the famous real life players have now retired or are close to retirement and the game world is really coming into its own now with a mix of regens and real players.

I've learnt that starting low and sticking to the game makes for the most challenge and keeps it most interesting, providing you dont use all the tools you should have sufficient challenge. Of course it depends what you find interesting and entertaining but to me that's what FM is all about.
An interesting way you could spice up your FM games is to set yourself restrictions when you start a new game to add more challenge, some ideas are:
  • Only sign players who have the same nationality as your club (maybe allow only one non home nation signing a season)
  • Only signing players whose surnames begin with the letters A-L
  • Never have any players in your squad over the age of 24 (always sell them before they turn 25)
  • Use attribute masking (for non genie scout users)
  • Only manage transfers (you decide what players are in your team) and let your assistant take charge of all the games
  • Never buy any player who is over the age of 19
# Evo : An interesting way you could spice up your FM games is to set yourself restrictions when you start a new game to add more challenge, some ideas are:
  • Only sign players who have the same nationality as your club (maybe allow only one non home nation signing a season)
  • Only signing players whose surnames begin with the letters A-L
  • Never have any players in your squad over the age of 24 (always sell them before they turn 25)
  • Use attribute masking (for non genie scout users)
  • Only manage transfers (you decide what players are in your team) and let your assistant take charge of all the games
  • Never buy any player who is over the age of 19

I like idea of never buy any player who is over the age of 19 becasuse I usually buy players who are between 22-32.
I buy a few players over 25 and most of them are youth players from other teams
My passion for the game comes and goes, but inevitably after a break I always end up back on it. After 4 or 5 seasons I tend to get a little bored of the same players and surroundings, but much prefer starting afresh rather than transferring clubs.

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