Alright. So i have played this game for 7-8 years. Over that period of time i have really enjoyed what you guys have been giving us. I paid to become a gold manager too. But as time went on you (SMFA) started changing website design every so often it seemed. Rather that focus on the actual issues the game has itself such as player concerns etc.. you went for rather pointless face-lifts.
I'm not a fan of this new design at all. Here's my reasons:
Everything is so god damn huge. I'm not a 5 year old i can see. There is no reason for it to be this big
The dark background is pointless, what does it serve? it just seems really crowded and a far reach from a simple layout. The layout is really really bad and confusing. The dark colours make me feel like i have to search for everything, why not white?
The different tabs for different actions seems wasteful and would make it difficult for newbies who aren't sure where everything is. Why not have it all on one thing to make it easy and simple to use? that's what soccermanager used to be.
Club messages are not clear anymore. These are the main cause of conern for all managers yet we have to click on club to see them. Back to my other point again, but there is no need for the club messages to be so huge.
The tactics update has screwed alot of managers, not alot we can do there but i could only assume the orange around my player means they are out of position? and green means fine?
The star around the rating is cool but it dosnt stand out, i find myself looking at the photo of the player first, should look to make the ratings the first thing to stand out as this is what this game is all about, ratings
There is a real sense of being alone. There is hardly any communication between managers.You took away the newspaper which was a great way to chat and have banter with other managers. You should look to make that a high priority or else you will lose heaps of players which you already are.
My last point, like 97% of these comments are negative. LISTEN TO THE FANS AND PLAYERS OF THIS GAME We don't want this new clunky ugly slow update. instead of this relaunch nonsense you could have changed the way you do the ratings, like in regions as it used to be.
Anyway thats what i think. I have loved this game for so long. Just saddens me to see these kinds of changes aimed at attracting new people to the game. Instead you should listen to what we want and keep it simple.
Be interesting to see if SMFA take notice and make the changes.