FM 2012 bitches!

ShiftyPowers

Make America Great Again
Hmm, looks like I found a way around it? Not sure, but it's downloading. I'm absolutely irate that I have to download Steam though. I do NOT want to buy this ******* game in 2 weeks god dammit. I'm terrified that Steam is going to detect all the pirated games on my computer.

No Germany Quickstart makes Shifty*i ANGRY!!
 

Filipower

Bunburyist
No Portugal, either. And 100% with you on Steam. Had it a couple of years ago. For about 5 minutes. Unfortunately had to download it again.
 

ShiftyPowers

Make America Great Again
Yeah same. Takes up tons of RAM, and totally overkill. I'm not going to lie, a lot of what I've done so far has been look at the attributes of the guys I took in the Draft.

Biggest annoyance for me so far is that the back button isn't good while it HAS been good for years. It goes back every single little step; so if you click multiple parts of a player's profile and then try to go back to the squad screen it takes a ton of clicks.
 

Zlatan

Fan Favourite
I don't ever really play a serious game on the demo either. I just like to test out all the new features and check out clubs I might want to play with in the full game. Haven't really got the time to test the demo out yet. Hopefully in the weekend I'll get the chance.
 

ShiftyPowers

Make America Great Again
Can't search for players by PPM, despite the option to do it. Pick any PPM to find players with, and it will come back with no players. I'm going to check and see if the Libero works this year in the Tactics Creator and I'll be ******* pissed if it still doesn't.
 

yoyo913

Team Captain
This is the first FM where I'm not excited for the release. Last year I was excited about dynamic reputation (which I haven't even used much), and the year before there was custom editor leagues (which I also didn't use much). This year the big feature is to add a league not selected at the start of the game which doesn't add much to my gaming experience since I'm usually happy with the leagues selected and don't have too many long term games.

Apart from that the functionality of the game has improved but there are no real new features that I'm excited to play with.
 

ShiftyPowers

Make America Great Again
The Tactics creator seems a little better. Just did two experiment games with Liberos. One behind a lone center back, the other behind two center backs. The Libero generally will sit right on top of the lone center back (in my case Luiz sitting on top of Terry) instead of getting forward, although when the CB drifted to the side for whatever reason he would step in front hesitantly. The game with the 3 defenders, on the heat map at the end of the game Richardo Carvalho's average position was actually higher up the pitch than the two central defenders, so that's very promising.

The solution to getting a libero forward in a 4 back set while keeping one man back to mark the lone #9 IMO seems to be to play with a sweeper, who will keep an eye on the forward, and then give extremely attacking instructions to the CB, although keep him in check with man-marking the #9 on defense. Didn't work in FM11. Hope it works here, but I have some hope.

Also, I think the interface is probably a lot more straight forward for beginners, but I'm having a hell of a time getting to things quickly in this version. So many different tabs when in previous versions everything was on one screen. Just as an example, you used to be able to right click on a player in the formation, and the player instructions would pop up next to the formation. This year you have to go to a separate tab and then pick the player from a drop down menu, which is confusing and unnecessary.
 

ShiftyPowers

Make America Great Again
Just noticed that the Assistant Report tells you the best role for each player in each position. Certainly takes a lot of guess work out of the game for beginners.
 

Mandieta6

Red Card - Life
Life Ban
Wondering about how the game figures that out, because I definitely disagree with a bunch of them.

Anyway, after a little look at Chelsea, I think I'll start one with City and wait for the real game to do Chelsea. Currently looking to sign a CB (need someone better than Lescott), RB (same, need someone better), MC (would like someone capable of playing a deep-lying playmaker role) and AM (cover for the 3 positions or at least improvement for the wing) if possible. Lahm rejected my contract, so I'm hoping to get Srna, Hummels, Gotze and Hamsik.

Don't care much for a lot of the display changes, and with my last game being 2010, I feel like there's so many things I need to get acquainted with.

EDIT: For now, I'm going for:

Hart
Zabaleta-Kompany-Lescott-Clichy
Toure-DeJong
Silva-Aguero-Nasri
Tevez
 

ShiftyPowers

Make America Great Again
Probably an algorithm based on attributes and PPMs? If you disagree it's probably because the match engine thinks the role is different than what happens in real life.
 

ShiftyPowers

Make America Great Again
City (H)

 

Mandieta6

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Life Ban
I'm playing as City, I'm aware of the budget and I'm trying to sign all of those players, so I know how much they cost, too.
 

Mandieta6

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Yes, doesn't seem to help that much. Also trying to the 50 league goals thing, but it pretty much never works.
 

Filipower

Bunburyist
Damn, tough luck. Unless it's like Messi the 50% almost always works. (not if you're Stoke and you're trying to buy Ibrahimovic, obviously, but bringing Gotze to City shouldn't be a problem!)
 


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