BatiGoal reacted to Cockers2505 in The FMM Burnout by PriZe
I agree totally with you @PriZe and think it is an excellent piece, my take on a lot of problems with FMM is the need to have success and quickly, gone are the days where you would take your own team and try to win everything, because to be truthful with all the help out there, basically any team can win the top league, and eventual Champions League, the holy grail of cups.
Nobody wants to play to 30 seasons because it gets tedious and boring, you can simply look at the wonder kids list of the future, buy as many as you can early on, knowing your team will be the ultimate force in say 6 to 8 seasons, then it's game over with the right Tactic, Training and Money, basically any club in any country can be champions of the world in 10 seasons, my opinion though, others may disagree.
I think to try and keep fresh, Challenges are the way forward, your own challenge or those already created, wanting your name on a leaderboard whether it is the bottom or the top, is more satisfying than playing 20 seasons where you win EVERYTHING year in year out, I did it with Oldham, got them to the Premiership in 4 seasons, won the league by the 6th, and then went on to conquer everything before the end of my 10th season, got bored and started again on some Challenge, but again thats my opinion, in fact in all the years of playing Champ manager, Football Manager and whatever else these were called back in the 80's, I don't think I have ever reached the end, maybe that could be my next challenge... to reach the end...
I think this Forum is brilliant, the banter, write ups, help, and general interest, keep up the good work and inspiration to all those out there that dream to be the next @PriZe, @BatiGoal, @Taff , @Ashez or @Foxy to name but a few of the Legends as I would put it, thanks from me for making this each year THE best Football game period...
BatiGoal got a reaction from PriZe in The FMM Burnout by PriZe
Well said, PriZe.
I always counter it by doing something completely different. Got a potential burn-out after my multiple failed 1K assists challenge. Been testing tactics from the real life ones to the bizarre ones and currently holidaying thru seasons as Chairman. Ideas for a brandnew career will hit me sooner or later.
BatiGoal reacted to PriZe in The FMM Burnout by PriZe
You know that feeling when the new FMM is about to release? That feeling that although you are sure it's not going to be all that you wanted, you have moaned about it for weeks on Vibe, you still know you are going to get it the moment it's in the App store. Great feeling isn't it? It gives you some sort of rush and i don't know about you but my mind bubbles with ideas for careers, challenges articles etc.
But a few days or weeks later you start to realize that the new release isn't all that jazz, the new features are a bit bland, or you have figured them out and what you do turns into a routine. And to top it off you've just posted 3 careers at the same time which all three of them are just EPIC you NEED to complete them... And now you start to notice that next to the game being 95% the same you feel now HAVE to play the game for the careers instead of choosing to... And before you know it you go from every day playing to once every three days until you stop playing all together. To off course jump on the hype train for the next version 😉
This people is what i call the FMM burnout... Andwhat i just described is exactly what i've gone through the last month or three. And you know what? It bloody happens to me almost every year And every year i tell myself it's not going to happen this time...
So why am i rambling about this? Well reading between the lines on Vibe luckily i am not alone and read that more people feel burned out or i see the signs of this. So i thought well since i make the same bloody mistake every year i am extremely qualified to post about this topic to hope you and i won't make the same mistakes.
Top 5 mistakes i make
So here are my 5 key mistakes to hopefully help you not to be as stupid as me
1. Don't over commit
My number one mistake. Doing to much at the same time, be it too many careers at the same moment or participating in too many events. Reduce the amount of things you do at the same time. This will at least bring some focus and will make you feel less obligated to play because the next update needs to get out as it has been 2 weeks since you posted.
2. Don't rush
Don't rush... As simple as that! Why rush through seasons to get things out. You have a bloody year to play the game Also don't worry to get stuff out there to be the first to post it. I sometimes see careers or tactics posted that are half done. Why would you put out crappy content just to be first. If your post is good or unique it will get views and get attention.
Also with tactics post launch there will be some updates after the release. Instead of trying to get a godlike tactic straight away take your time to have fun instead of concentrating only on getting a new god tactic. Believe me this nearly killed FMM 18 in the first 3 weeks for me
3. You play for yourself
Now this one is a bit more for the people that are active content wise. What ever you do, the love for the game got you posting and sharing content. Always play and post content you like. Don't start a save or participate in something you think you need to for the community. Want to do the 100th Isak save? Then do it! If that keeps you playing and active go for it! I've missed some great opportunities with players who are now to old to do a 1KC with
4. Make notes of your ideas
Now this was something i wouldn't do, but @Ashez actually gave me this tip years ago. And tbh i sometimes still forget to do this. But why is this usefull?
After a few months and especially after the last big update the game gets a bit stale for me. Writing down all the things you want to do during the year will create a backlog of stuff to keep you invested in FMM. There is so much to do, from testing to creating in FMM and on Vibe that you can get lost in the possibilities and get bored. Personally for me i try to push more complex testing or careers to after the last big update as i have a better understanding of Match engine and i know i won't get screwed due to major changes to the game.
5. Mix it but don't drink to much
A gin and tonic or a rum and coke, i love a good mix! And the same goes for FMM. I like to mix what i do to keep things fresh. If you know what you want to do career / content wise. Why not mix up playing careers and making content with participating in some of the excellent Community competitions? Participating the Challenge Cup and VSL gave me some excellent ideas for stuff to do on my own. It also keeps me motivated because when i did my Isak 2KC, yeah the first 10 years where fun, but the other 20 where dull as ****. Do keep mistake nr 1 in mind. Don't over commit
Well that's it lads! I hope you had a bit of fun reading this as all should be taken with a grain of salt. If you have found this a bit usefull, want to share your thoughts then please do!
Thanks for reading and let’s give the @Foxy a big applause for the graphic and adjustment of my Dinglish🤣
BatiGoal reacted to samhardy in World Cup 2018 Prediction League
Congratulations to Ashez for winning the 2018 World Cup Prediction League.
1) @Ashez - 68
2) @Woody - 67
3) @Nucleus - 66
4) @Paul186 - 61
5) @Taff - 57
6) @Ulysses - 56
7) @danovic78 @Foxy - 54
8.) @BatiGoal - 53
9) @samhardy - 52
10) @Titjes - 41
BatiGoal reacted to ManLikeRobbieBrady in Vibe World Cup: Final Results
Uhhh! Gutted that we just fell short!
Congratulations to @PriZe and @BatiGoal for a cracking score!
Well done Australia, I wish you guys the best of luck in the next challenge. I'll be cheering you on against the Welsh!
It was great to take part. I hope I get the opportunity to do this again in the future.
BatiGoal reacted to Nucleus in 10 Players to look out for in FMM19
First off I’d like to thank @ManLikeRobbieBrady for inspiring me to write this article. Here I’d like to discuss the top 10 youth prospects that we should expect to see more of in FMM19:
Ethan Ampadu - Wales - Chelsea - 17
This welsh defensive midfielder is going to be some player. He made his Exeter City debut at just 15 years old and has since moved onto Chelsea, where he made his senior debut in September before getting his first premier league outing in December last year. He’s also been capped twice by Wales. He’s currently not on the mobile version but he is in the full game so expect him to be here next year with his potential of -75 due for a boost.
Martin Graiciar - Czech - Fiorentina - 18
Not much is known about this young striker following his 2017 arrival at Fiorentina although he was voted the top Czech prospect in a poll conducted by the country’s youth coaches. A potential of -75 is not to be sniffed at, and I expect to see more of this young man next year.
Szymon Zurkowski- Poland - Gornik Zabrze - 20
Now this is a kid I know a thing or two about. Heralded as the next Zbigniew Boniek by many, and was the hero of my ‘Zbigniew Boniek Save’ from earlier on in the year and he develops into an all around tank with his potential of -75
Pedro Neto - Portugal - Braga - 18
On loan at Lazio from Portuguese club Braga, this natural left winger has a rocket of a left peg and can play anywhere along the top line, including the forward position. His potential of -85 should see him develop into a world class player for any team.
Phil Foden - England - Man City - 18
This lad was famously branded a “gift” by City boss Josep Guardiola, he was the star of the show as England won the 2017 FIFA U-17 World Cup and has since made a run of cameo appearances for his club. A potential of -85 should see him develop into a top player.
Houssem Aouar - France - Lyon - 19
An elegant midfielder who can adapt to playing wide or in a deeper creative role, this Lyon academy product scored in Ligue 1 and the UEFA Europa League last season. His potential of -85 will allow him to control any midfield for years to come.
Jan-Fiete Arp - Germany - Hamburg - 18
A prolific goal scorer for Germany at U-17 level, the striker scored twice in the Bundesliga last season and has been pipped as one of his countries greatest hopes. With a potential of -85 he’s currently killing a 1k attempt with Foxy including a 100 goal season! Highly recommend you have a read of that ‘here’
Mile Svilar - Belgium - Benfica - 18
A run of Champions League appearances last autumn has showcased this goalkeeper’s talent. A potential of -85 is enough for him to be your number one for the majority of any save.
Jadon Sancho - England - Borussia Dortmund - 17
Lured away from Manchester City by Borussia Dortmund in a bid to replace Barcelona bound Ousmane Dembélé, this young Englishman was a regular in the first team at the back end of last season. His potential of -9 will see him develop into one of the worlds best in a few short years.
Abel Ruiz - Spain - FC Barcelona - 18
Now this is a player. Spain’s all time leading goalscorer at U-17 level with 27 goals, Abel Ruiz is a EURO U-17 winner and will surely hope to play for the Barcelona first team next season. A potential of -9 will see him develop into one of the games best strikers, and I’m sure it won’t be long before we see a 1k attempt from him.
There we have it, the top 10 players that we should all be excited to see in FMM19 or maybe even at the back end of FMM18.
Thanks for reading
BatiGoal reacted to Foxy in Vibe World Cup: Final Results
Welcome one and all to the Vibe World Cup!
This will be a competition of firsts. The first time the Vibe World Cup has been held, the first team competition of this scale on Vibe and my first time hosting a Vibe tournament. I’m really excited to be hosting this tournament and I hope that whether you are competing or a spectator you will enjoy and be entertained by the format and challenges I have come up with for
Before I run you through the format this tournament will take I will first introduce you to the competitors and teams. Each team has been seeded either 1,2 or 3 for the group draw based on the Vibe rankings.
Our first team are representing a region instead of one nation to avoid any arguments over whether they should be the Netherlands or Belgium. If you don’t know, Benelux is the region which covers the Flemish speaking part of Belgium as well as The Netherlands and Luxembourg. This team will be one of the pre tournament favourites as we have current Vibe No 1, Vibe Premier League champion and former Vibe Olympics winner @PriZe making up the Dutch half. His partner will be the Flemish Peter Crouch @Titjes. He has brought us some excellent careers this year and despite difficult times in the VPL and Vibe Olympics he knows his way around FMM and with some guidance from his teammate I’m sure will post some good scores in this.
I think we will struggle to find a team with more fire in their bellies at the prospect of representing there nation than this Welsh team and they will be a title favourite as they are the team with the 2 highest ranked players. We have both north and south Wales represented in this team with the south covered by former Vibe Olympic Champion @Taff. Taff is always there or thereabouts in these competitions and has managed to complete 3 1kc attempts in one save this year. @Nucleus comes from the north of Wales and has been a career machine this year with countless excellent scores posted on the Vibe leaderboards and is currently tackling the daunting Augusta national challenge and looks like he will post a monster score in that.
England gave the world football and then have spent most of the rest of the time being taught by the rest of the world how to play it. England will be represented by @Woody and @Rob2017. They will be looking to invoke the spirit of ‘66 during this campaign and see if they can bring home the trophy. Both these guys had excellent results in this years Vibe Olympics with Rob winning the gold in his first ever Vibe event and Woody confounding the bookies by taking the silver. This is a team to keep an eye on for sure.
Despite being more famous for cricket and Rugby Australia has produced some excellent footballers in recent decades. Australia has only once got past the group stage in a world cup so these lads will be hoping they can make that twice in this tournament. Our two Aussies will be @Real_Random who is always a fierce competitor despite struggling at times during the VPL and he is currently in the top 10 of the Vibe rankings. @RipRip is a newer member of our community but he definitely came to all our attention with some good scores in this years Olympics despite going out in the semi’s. This team will be classed as one of the outsiders for the title but you write of Aussies at your peril in any competition.
The final team will be representing the Island nation of Singapore and will be hoping to write a new history for a country which has never competed at a World Cup finals before. This team will be the dark horses of the tournament as we have @chewkaiwen and @salohcin representing them. Chewkaiwan has competed in the last couple of Olympics and made the final on both occasions he won the bronze last Autumn but missed out on a medal last month. Salochin has been away from Vibe for a little while whilst he represented his country in another way but has recently returned with a new career.
You can’t have a football World Cup without the most successful nation ever taking part in my opinion. With FMM not being sold in Brazil we don’t have an abundance of active Brazilian members but I did manage to find 2 lads in @ManLikeRobbieBrady and @Cockers2505 who know there way around a Brazilian and once the embassy sent them there new Brazilian passports they were good to go. We have seen some good careers from these guys this year but neither have a pedigree when it comes to community tournaments so they will be outsiders to take the title but they will be determined to upset those odds.
Now you have meet the teams how is this all going to work? It will be a three week competition and will work like this.
Week 1 - Group Stage: The six teams will be split into 2 groups of 3 before you take on the first challenge but unlike the real life World Cup there is no second chances at this stage. The team with the lowest score in each group will be eliminated.
Week 2 - Semi Finals: The position you finish in your group will determine who you take on next with the 2 group winners taking on the 2nd place team from the other group.
Week 3 - Final/3rd place match: This week we will crown our champion as well as who finishes 2nd, 3rd and 4th.
All the challenges will last a season with both teammates playing the same challenge but with a different team to ensure some variety and to stop both team mates doing the same thing. You will all have been assigned a number when I contacted you earlier in the week either number 1 or number 2 and that number will decide which team you manage in each challenge. Once I have both teammates scores I will add them together and that will be the teams score.
These are your numbers and they won’t change during the competition.
1: @PriZe, @Taff, @Woody, @Real_Random, @salohcin, @ManLikeRobbieBrady
2: @Titjes, @Nucleus, @Rob2017, @RipRip, @chewkaiwen, @Cockers2505
The Golden Mobile Award
The real life World Cup has the golden boot for the top scorer and you guys will also have the chance to win the coveted Golden Mobile award. The individual who scores the most points in all the challenges combined will be awarded with this picture of a gold motorola from circa 2004 and the honour of being the competitions MVP.
The group draw and the first challenge will be revealed tomorrow.
Let the mind games begin.
BatiGoal reacted to samhardy in Vibe Rankings - Updated August 2018
Vibe Rankings - July 2018
This month sees probably the biggest change in the rankings since it begun with the Olympics finishing in June and various other longer careers reaching their conclusion. 4 members have been removed for inactivity and @BatiGoal was days away from making it 5 but he clings onto 4th. A fascinating sub plot to look out for is that the next month of rankings will be the last before the Challenge Cup and with the top 4 automatically qualifying will @Nucleus overtake BG and avoid the dreaded qualifying round?
Major events are the biggest points winners so getting far in the Olympics coupled with others' inactivity means there's some meteoric rises this month.
Let's take a look:
25) Ricardo Neves
Biggest Riser - @Rob2017 +8
Most ranking points collected in June - @Rob2017
Highest placed newcomer - @chewkaiwen
BatiGoal reacted to obj140 in Guide to Leicester City- The Foxes
Remember the time where Leicester City bounced back from almost certain relegation material in the 14/15 season to winning the Premier League in the 15/16 season? Right now, they are a mid-table club, finishing 12th in the season after Kante left and improving to 9th place, just behind Everton. Why should you manage this club? To return it to its former glory days of course!
In this save I am using the November 2017 database.
You are tasked to achieve cup success and achieve a safe mid-table position - boring! I would recommend selecting your season expectations for EURO Cup Qualification though, you would see why later.
Current wages of 1.3 million is pretty sweet, and with a bit of adjustment you can add 10million to your transfer budget. With this, you have a great transfer budget to work with and bring in a few quality players that the club needs. Don't get me wrong though, there are some exciting young talents in here.
+Good leadership, good depth, great squad to work with
-Old, slow, needs better full backs, bad training facilities
Transfer Targets and those going out
Make sure to use "Player Exchange" feature to get rid of surplus players while getting players at a cheaper price.
GK- With aging keepers, I highly recommend to sell Ben Hamer and Eldin Jakupovic(You can get at least 2million for each of them). After a few weeks of intensive training, Schmeichel Jr can turn out to be a decent all-round sweeper keeper. One cheap GK I'll highly recommend while saving up for the next Neuer/De Gea is Predrag Rajkovic. He'll set you aside ~2 million if you are lucky, but in other saves the maximum I have gotten for him is 5 million.
DL- Chiwell is a wonderkid, make sure to keep him. Fuchs can last year a year or two before Chiwell surpasses him. I won't recommend any transfers here though, but you may wish to loan a left back or buy a cheap one just to provide some squad depth.
DC- Maguire will turn out to be a decent BPD, but the problem with the defenders here is that they are all very old. I would recommend selling one of these players (or even two if you feel like it) before their value depletes further (Morgan/Huth/Benalouane). In previous saves I sold Benalouane while keeping Huth and Morgan intact. I got Tarkowski in my most recent save, but of course go for that FMM Wonderkid famous Dayot Upasomething guy if you wish to.
DR- This is the main weakness of the squad which I will prioritise improving. Simpson is your only natural right back with Daniel Amartey the only one available to cover for him. I would consider buying Meunier (Scout Report says he costs 17m) or Diogo Dalot (cheaper alternative for 4m). You can even sell Simpson and get both Dalot and Meunier too! (Honestly I go for these guys because I don't want to rely on the well-known game breaking wonderkids too much! i.e. Tierney, Henrichs...you get the idea)
MC- This department really lacks a good "attacking minded" central midfielder, which is really important to me for build up play. Get Arthur who costs you 9m if you are lucky. He'll insist on "Big Club Release Clause" though, so you may want to offer him a higher wage instead if you are keeping him for the future. You should have enough squad depth here. I'll personally recommend keeping Iborra while swapping out Matty James or/and Andy King for CMs of your own liking.
AML- Keep hold of Gray, who should develop into a quality player. Albrighton and Musa are suitable backups for Gray. If you wish, you may sell the older Albrighton for extra cash and get Sessegnon.
AMR- It's up to you to keep hold of Mahrez or not when big clubs come knocking his way and he wants to leave. If you do, consider getting Malcom as a replacement or the cheaper Pavon. Pavon really shines for a sum of 4million.
ST- Get rid of Ulloa is my best bet. While Iheanacho develops(I sent him out on loan in his first season), Vardy is your main striker. I prefer to sell Slimani /use him in player exchange as he doesn't have the pace which Vardy offers. Okazaki is a great sub on the bench as he can fill in the attacking positions.
Depending on the no. of players you sell, more often than not I find myself with enough cash to splurge on some quality signings. Highly recommend you to buy those wonderkids if you do have spare cash, or you can try getting some big name signings. My advice if you are full with spare cash? Get a top rate GK or striker if you can.
I'm not the best at creating tactics (I'm terrible at it lol) so I highly encourage you to use your own
I prefer to use a 4-1-2-2-1/4-3-2-1(Does the midfield centre trio count as 3?) formation. I really like having that DM instead of an AM in a 4-2-3-1 to offer more solidity in defence against bigger clubs. I was using Vardy as an AF/Poacher until one time where I used him as a DLF. Since then, I have "Striker linked play well" frequently in the match analysis. Without a AM, a Deep-Lying Forward to help build up play isn't all that bad. Vardy still scores though, no need to worry too much about that.
While Ndidi is still improving, have Iborra take the DM position as BWM. If you are using Pavon, having him as a winger is fine.
As my players improve I prefer playing counter football against bigger sides especially. And with counter football, I need a fast tempo. Once they reach a certain level you should be better off having a more aggressive mentality. I'll go for balanced because I don't want my side to be too leaky especially with a WB and 2 BPDs.
Standard stuff here. Nothing new so make your own if this is too boring.
Everything on the right for Final Third. I want my full backs to overlap, have my CMs and IFs work into the box and want my players to create killer through balls to my fast striker and wingers so that they can score goals.
I'll go with a Short Passing Style. Feel free to switch it up to direct or mixed.
I'll have my keeper distribute short because my CMs and attackers' aerial ability ain't that great so I don't want to lose important possession.
That's it, this is very lengthy for no apparent reason, sorry if I bored you to death. Heavily inspired by Nucleus' Team Guides so I'll thought I'll make one for my third favourite club, Leicester.
This is my mindset when transforming Leicester City. In the first season, I'll prioritise building up the squad. In the second season, I think the players are ready to challenge to qualify for Europeans Champions Cup. In the third season, I think the team is more than ready to challenge for the title.
I never get bored of Leicester City saves. I think I have done 8 saves with them so far, the 1st save I did was when I was a noob in FMM18 so I only got my first league title in my fifth season ;-;. The rest of the ones I qualified for Champions League by Season 2 (I won the league in Season 1 in my latest save) and I won the Champions League within the next 2 seasons. Each progressive save I switched up my tactics here and there, switching from 4-2-3-1 to the one you see now. I'm really glad I bought this game and found this exciting Vibe community