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Old 11-11-2020, 08:58 PM   #1
SirFozzie
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TWEET! Here we go Boyz, it's the FM21 thread

Beta is out. That's all.
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Old 11-12-2020, 09:43 AM   #2
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After two days playing the beta I’d say this is going to be the best FM in years!
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Old 11-12-2020, 09:56 AM   #3
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What is it that you think is so good? I've been seeing the match engine is much improved.
Are there any ways to automate the in-game stuff a bit more? I know nothing about football, and I love to manage the team and manage the rosters, just not the in-game strategies.
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Old 11-12-2020, 10:32 AM   #4
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After two days playing the beta I’d say this is going to be the best FM in years!

Good to hear. Was planning on getting in after skipping 2 cycles (one on purpose, the last kinda just happened ...)
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Old 11-12-2020, 10:48 AM   #5
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The Match Engine is better, the whole interaction is deeper (may not be for everyone, but my interactions with the press doesn't seem like checking boxes off any more, at least right now), but if you want to get through a season in short amount of time, you may want to go for an instant result skin (there's a semi-flawed one out right now, flawed because SI haven't unlocked a bunch of stuff for editors, but it works)
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Old 11-13-2020, 07:58 AM   #6
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Basically what SirFozzie said, better match engine, deeper interaction (let’s see if isn’t just the novelty factor and we grow tired of it long term) and a lot of quality of life improvements that makes it easier to play. The inclusion of Xg stats is great, think on it like baseball stats but related to football to measure players efficiency. Basically it measures the quality of your chances, so you be able to know if you score less or more than you should.

The ME fixes are the most important to me, it seems there is more central play, through passes and the forwards are more mobile and involved in the build up instead of just sitting in the area like old school football.

But as he also mentioned, if you are looking for a game to simulate Seasons fast Not paying attention to the detail, FM in general is not your game. Or you can try the FMT versión once is released on January 1st, that is the light version of FM without part of the micro Management from the full version.
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Old 11-13-2020, 08:05 AM   #7
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This is the SKin that I use for when I want to play out seasons a bit quicker (It's an Instant Result Skin, meaning that if you prefer being a GM type and letting your assistants coach out a game, you can just press it and it will sim out the game for you)

FMScout Instant Result FM21 Skins by Wannachup V1.02 | FM Scout
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Old 11-13-2020, 08:23 AM   #8
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This is the SKin that I use for when I want to play out seasons a bit quicker (It's an Instant Result Skin, meaning that if you prefer being a GM type and letting your assistants coach out a game, you can just press it and it will sim out the game for you)

FMScout Instant Result FM21 Skins by Wannachup V1.02 | FM Scout

Does it still not sub out anyone?
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Old 11-13-2020, 08:55 AM   #9
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Subbed out people just fine. The only real bug I notice is in the initial splash screen post match it shows when goals were scored, but not whom. (it's still available, and will be fixed on full release)
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Old 11-25-2020, 01:14 AM   #10
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I'm waiting it out for at least til the first sale. I do like having it earlier than waiting until the end of the cycle given how mods work and stuff, but...I'm content waiting for the kinks to get out before diving in, though I still wonder if it's worth it for someone who plays fictional and maybe I can just wait until FM22 because I don't care about real players and I've mostly got my leagues working how I like.
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Old 11-25-2020, 01:50 AM   #11
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Mota .. I’m a FM Touch player. Much more streamlined. Plays much faster.

No more signing 50 staff and sitting in on press conferences and player talks.

You sign players and key staff, set your tactics and play games. It also comes with a functioning instant result button.

Some things are missing from the real game though. Especially if you like to play in the US.
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Old 11-25-2020, 03:06 AM   #12
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Mota .. I’m a FM Touch player. Much more streamlined. Plays much faster.

No more signing 50 staff and sitting in on press conferences and player talks.

You sign players and key staff, set your tactics and play games. It also comes with a functioning instant result button.

Some things are missing from the real game though. Especially if you like to play in the US.

With the instant result, can you play out the highlights without knowing the score, or is the same as past years when hitting instant result brings up the match score & summary?
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