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Marc Vaughan

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  1. Happy
    Marc Vaughan got a reaction from Novalee in Opinion: What Is The Point of FMM?   
    Interesting write up and definitely something to discuss - my own personal aim with FMM has always been to find the sort of level of detail and balance we've had in the earlier days of our games, feeling realistic but fast and more fun arguably than our current PC products.

    A new update with a tweaked 'condition/fitness' is coming out imminently as the first update of it was unfortunately flawed - the intent of that side of things is not to make you micromanage but to encourage some team rotation and a need for paying some attention to such things when you're playing a LOT of matches close together.

    I generally find this takes next to no time for me and I approach it in one of two ways:
    (1) Save different team selections, one for 'important' matches and another for secondary matches, then load them as required.
    (2) Even lazier, just clear the team and hit 'select team' then tweak a couple around where the assistant manager and myself disagree about player placement.

    Neither takes a huge amount of effort or slow the game down that much.

    PS - Any player over 90% is fine to field, above 96% is optimal ... if they start below 90% then its likely they might be slightly off the pace from their normal level of performance and perhaps may need substituting towards the end of the match depending on their role and your teams setup (if you're into heavy pressing then be warned tired players can't press effectively and you might leak goals if you don't tweak things towards the end of a match).
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    Marc Vaughan reacted to LenTheWelsh in Winter Update   
    Sorry to hear that @Marc Vaughan hope everything works out ok 👍 
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    Marc Vaughan reacted to Ashez in Winter Update   
    All the best Marc. 
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    Marc Vaughan reacted to 1759 in Winter Update   
    You both have my best wishes.
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    Marc Vaughan reacted to Lav50 in Winter Update   
    Sorry to hear that, hopefully it all turns out alright 
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    Marc Vaughan reacted to Woody in Winter Update   
    Thanks for posting and give us the info bud and all my best wishes to you both. 
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    Marc Vaughan reacted to RPA123456 in Winter Update   
    Good luck mate! I want you to know that you've still got our full support(at the very least mine) 
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    Marc Vaughan reacted to Gunners Rishi in Winter Update   
    I’m just going to copy paste everyone else and say best of luck to both of you. Vibe’s great and everything but life comes first.
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    Marc Vaughan reacted to Gunners Rishi in The Five Season Release Clause Challenge   
    That’s actually cool, you can become a caretaker manager in the game! Shame it won’t let you move on to other clubs however.
     
    @Marc Vaughan something for 20?
     
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    Marc Vaughan got a reaction from Ashez in Winter Update   
    Just to indicate - there will be another update to FMM19 yet, I'll indicate details when its coming up to its release. I don't see continuing to tune 19 as being detrimental to 20 as obviously one will build on the other and I want as many people as possible satisfied with our games

    I apologise for not having posted much recently but (1) I'm working on the (hopefully) final update for FMM19 and FMM20 features, (2) My girlfriend has been having health issues so I've have been spending more time in hospitals than we'd like which unfortunately gets in the way of important things like posting on forums
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    Marc Vaughan got a reaction from Ashez in Winter Update   
    Just to indicate - there will be another update to FMM19 yet, I'll indicate details when its coming up to its release. I don't see continuing to tune 19 as being detrimental to 20 as obviously one will build on the other and I want as many people as possible satisfied with our games

    I apologise for not having posted much recently but (1) I'm working on the (hopefully) final update for FMM19 and FMM20 features, (2) My girlfriend has been having health issues so I've have been spending more time in hospitals than we'd like which unfortunately gets in the way of important things like posting on forums
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    Marc Vaughan got a reaction from Ashez in Winter Update   
    Just to indicate - there will be another update to FMM19 yet, I'll indicate details when its coming up to its release. I don't see continuing to tune 19 as being detrimental to 20 as obviously one will build on the other and I want as many people as possible satisfied with our games

    I apologise for not having posted much recently but (1) I'm working on the (hopefully) final update for FMM19 and FMM20 features, (2) My girlfriend has been having health issues so I've have been spending more time in hospitals than we'd like which unfortunately gets in the way of important things like posting on forums
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    Marc Vaughan got a reaction from Ashez in Winter Update   
    Just to indicate - there will be another update to FMM19 yet, I'll indicate details when its coming up to its release. I don't see continuing to tune 19 as being detrimental to 20 as obviously one will build on the other and I want as many people as possible satisfied with our games

    I apologise for not having posted much recently but (1) I'm working on the (hopefully) final update for FMM19 and FMM20 features, (2) My girlfriend has been having health issues so I've have been spending more time in hospitals than we'd like which unfortunately gets in the way of important things like posting on forums
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    Marc Vaughan got a reaction from Ashez in Winter Update   
    Just to indicate - there will be another update to FMM19 yet, I'll indicate details when its coming up to its release. I don't see continuing to tune 19 as being detrimental to 20 as obviously one will build on the other and I want as many people as possible satisfied with our games

    I apologise for not having posted much recently but (1) I'm working on the (hopefully) final update for FMM19 and FMM20 features, (2) My girlfriend has been having health issues so I've have been spending more time in hospitals than we'd like which unfortunately gets in the way of important things like posting on forums
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    Marc Vaughan got a reaction from RPA123456 in Winter Update   
    I always try and ensure that the game is fun to play - however for many people part of that fun comes from it being reasonably realistic ... 

    I'm hardly 'telling people to suck it up' - I'm trying to communicate my thoughts and the reasoning behind the decisions which have been made and to tweak things to a stage where the maximum amount of people can enjoy the game.

    I realise it may be you aren't at present - however your statistics imply is that you will need to 'rotate' for every single match, in practice during my play I only really need to rotate in extreme circumstances, basically where I have games in quick succession .. now if you're Man City this might happen more frequently than some clubs, but for me its not 'every' match and before Christmas I rarely have to rotate my squad more than minimally (normally I'll play kids in Cup matches). 

    If you are finding things different to this please let me know and throw me a save game or two to examine.

    PS - I've played probably 100+ seasons in the game with this years version including one start -> finish 30 seasons, two bottom division to top division and various 'test cases' but obviously there are millions of possibly styles of play and teams so I'm happy to take feedback and saves where possible.
  16. Happy
    Marc Vaughan got a reaction from Schwantz34 in Winter Update   
    No I won't tell you to stop playing your wingbacks - but you might want to give one of them a game off now and again, most of the big teams do some sort of rotation during the season to try and ensure during 'heavy' fixture periods that players get rest, you can see this most commonly during League Cup matches or matches against smaller sides where someone might be left out of the squad entirely or start on the bench.

    I'm guessing from your comments that your tactic is fairly intensive - can I ask whether you're using committed tackling and pressing? ...

    (also I'd be happy to take a save just before your tumultuous run of games and play it through to see how 'bad' things are for you - but in all honesty I'd expect some tired legs out there, anyone in the 90's is definitely playable, 80's will take a bit of a performance hit but still be alright if they're good enough (and if they're not that great why aren't you rotating them?).

    To give a real life example (stats etc. taken from BBC website) demonstrating that some rotation (and most vitally early subs) is commonly done in real-life if there is fixture congestion.

    (and no I don't want to make the game into a chore - but equally it should feel realistic and challenging imho and if you're in all competitions in the way Man City are in real-life then having to consider rotating a little is to be expected imho, the game tries to make this relatively simple you can save two distinct squad selections down and load one up, simply remove/add a specific player or two or if you're really lazy just clear and ask your assistant to pick your squad, tweaking it afterwards ... none of these options should take more than 15-30 seconds in my experience)
    Man City squad before their last Champions League second Leg:
    Their squad for the second leg itself when they won 7-0 ..
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    Marc Vaughan got a reaction from RPA123456 in Winter Update   
    I always try and ensure that the game is fun to play - however for many people part of that fun comes from it being reasonably realistic ... 

    I'm hardly 'telling people to suck it up' - I'm trying to communicate my thoughts and the reasoning behind the decisions which have been made and to tweak things to a stage where the maximum amount of people can enjoy the game.

    I realise it may be you aren't at present - however your statistics imply is that you will need to 'rotate' for every single match, in practice during my play I only really need to rotate in extreme circumstances, basically where I have games in quick succession .. now if you're Man City this might happen more frequently than some clubs, but for me its not 'every' match and before Christmas I rarely have to rotate my squad more than minimally (normally I'll play kids in Cup matches). 

    If you are finding things different to this please let me know and throw me a save game or two to examine.

    PS - I've played probably 100+ seasons in the game with this years version including one start -> finish 30 seasons, two bottom division to top division and various 'test cases' but obviously there are millions of possibly styles of play and teams so I'm happy to take feedback and saves where possible.
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    Marc Vaughan got a reaction from RPA123456 in Winter Update   
    I always try and ensure that the game is fun to play - however for many people part of that fun comes from it being reasonably realistic ... 

    I'm hardly 'telling people to suck it up' - I'm trying to communicate my thoughts and the reasoning behind the decisions which have been made and to tweak things to a stage where the maximum amount of people can enjoy the game.

    I realise it may be you aren't at present - however your statistics imply is that you will need to 'rotate' for every single match, in practice during my play I only really need to rotate in extreme circumstances, basically where I have games in quick succession .. now if you're Man City this might happen more frequently than some clubs, but for me its not 'every' match and before Christmas I rarely have to rotate my squad more than minimally (normally I'll play kids in Cup matches). 

    If you are finding things different to this please let me know and throw me a save game or two to examine.

    PS - I've played probably 100+ seasons in the game with this years version including one start -> finish 30 seasons, two bottom division to top division and various 'test cases' but obviously there are millions of possibly styles of play and teams so I'm happy to take feedback and saves where possible.
  19. Happy
    Marc Vaughan got a reaction from Schwantz34 in Winter Update   
    No I won't tell you to stop playing your wingbacks - but you might want to give one of them a game off now and again, most of the big teams do some sort of rotation during the season to try and ensure during 'heavy' fixture periods that players get rest, you can see this most commonly during League Cup matches or matches against smaller sides where someone might be left out of the squad entirely or start on the bench.

    I'm guessing from your comments that your tactic is fairly intensive - can I ask whether you're using committed tackling and pressing? ...

    (also I'd be happy to take a save just before your tumultuous run of games and play it through to see how 'bad' things are for you - but in all honesty I'd expect some tired legs out there, anyone in the 90's is definitely playable, 80's will take a bit of a performance hit but still be alright if they're good enough (and if they're not that great why aren't you rotating them?).

    To give a real life example (stats etc. taken from BBC website) demonstrating that some rotation (and most vitally early subs) is commonly done in real-life if there is fixture congestion.

    (and no I don't want to make the game into a chore - but equally it should feel realistic and challenging imho and if you're in all competitions in the way Man City are in real-life then having to consider rotating a little is to be expected imho, the game tries to make this relatively simple you can save two distinct squad selections down and load one up, simply remove/add a specific player or two or if you're really lazy just clear and ask your assistant to pick your squad, tweaking it afterwards ... none of these options should take more than 15-30 seconds in my experience)
    Man City squad before their last Champions League second Leg:
    Their squad for the second leg itself when they won 7-0 ..
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    Marc Vaughan reacted to Enforcer14 in FMM19 Bug List   
    Sent over Marc thanks for getting back 👍
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    Marc Vaughan got a reaction from mikeedwilson in Winter Update   
    That is exactly the intent - most players should reach into the 90's during the majority of the season even if playing quite a few matches close together, exceptions to this might be very young/old players or those with very low stamina ratings (these may require more rotation).

    The intent isn't to turn the game into brain surgery on a level of sudoku or slow down its play, but to have some effect when you've got a fair way into the season and have games coming thick and fast ... as that is realistic and makes the game a little more challenging to play ... which in turn hopefully makes success even more rewarding
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    Marc Vaughan got a reaction from Lillywhite Dean in Could FMM Have some competition this year?   
    We won't be doing anything like 'stamina bars' in the game while I'm in charge of designing it - I'm a firm believer in keeping in-app purchases to things which are unlockable in the game normally or not required in order to play and enjoy the game (for instance the editor).

    As for having rival titles - I welcome anyone making sims and wish them all the best, I'm friends with quite a few people who make sports sims in other genres and miss the healthy rivalry which used to exist in SMG's back in the early 2000's when there were a good half dozen titles around.

    (that being said I intend to keep FMM as compelling and fun to play as ever )
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    Marc Vaughan got a reaction from stevieg1980 in How you can move teams to another league?   
    Waves - then goes back to celebrating Brightons win against Millwall
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    Marc Vaughan got a reaction from RPA123456 in Condition on latest update   
    I'll have a look but it might not be 'that' simple to do (ie. not happen in a hurry as I don't want to increase the number of bugs in the game) - long term (ie. next game) I plan to give an option during loaning a player out to indicate whether you or the loan club dictate how he trains.
    Next version I reckon that'll sneak in, its a more complicated thing than you'd expect because of how the codebase is structured.
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    Marc Vaughan reacted to Dar J in Condition on latest update   
    Something else I'd like to see is when the loan offer comes in I would like to know if they intend to play him as a backup, rotation or first team so I know if it's worth sending him on loan or not because to me it's pointless sending a player to a team with lower facilities to play as a backup when he does that already in my club with better facilities
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