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  1. Re: Gold Championship 1 News Sorry if it seemed like I was harassing you. I have never had any special powers that would allow me "unblock" myself, honestly. I couldn't and wouldn't. I could do just about anything on the forum - but on the game my abilities were no different to any other customer. I have accidentally blocked people many times over the years (block button close to send or something). So when I sent someone a polite message (and I don't feel I am ever aggressive) and discovered I was blocked, I tended to assume the best i.e. that they have made the same mistake. I would then PM them from another account. Most of the time the person would respond and I would find blocking me was a mistake. If they didn't I knew it was intentional. I can't remember the specific messages I sent you or the player concerned... I used to send so many PMs... but my usual approach would be to try and find a mutually acceptable deal as I have always thought every player had a price (cash or trade). It always amazed me when people would marvel at my team yet not enter negotiations. For me, negotiation was the best bit of SM. SM limiting the part ex options was a blow although I understood their reasons. I must admit, I miss GC1, but I won't come back to SM as it is only moments like this (Easter hols) where I get much time. Thanks to those that have offered me spots in their Game Worlds.
  2. Re: Gold Championship 1 News I have finally decided to leave GC1 and to quit SM in full after more than 8 great years. I love the game, forum and the community and my departure is the result of increasing demands on my time in the real world. This has resulted in me doing the bare minimum on SM for a good year or so now; keeping my teams ticking over has increasing become a chore rather than the labour of love that it once was. Due to the sheer amount of time and effort I used to put into the forum and my teams I have found it hard to quit, but it has reached the point where my inactivity is making the clubs I have worked on suffer and that is not fair on my successors. My departure from GC1 is the hardest because Spartak was my first gold club and the team I have poured everything into over many years. I am proud of the side I have built and my track record... although I never conquered the SMFA cup to the extent I would have liked! It is a great gameworld - has always been my favourite by far - with some terrific managers. I have been the target of a lot of accusations in my time at GC1 and if I am honest it upsets me that some people think I have cheated and will be pleased to see me go. I do take comfort in knowing that I have always acted with honesty and integrity and that there are a number of people in the community remember this and my past contributions to SM. I wish everyone the very best of luck for the future. The game and the forum gives back whatever you put in.
  3. Re: Gold Championship 1 News I haven't posted in a while. Having a good season but not a lot to report in the way of big transfers so far. FYI, pretty much all my players are available. It amazes me the lack of interest (PMs) that I get. Yes I am looking for part ex for high rated players but that is because cash has next to no value in GC1 as has been discussed a lot on here lately. I think that has started to change a little, I hope so. I have sold a lot of players for cash this season already whereas I never used to bother at all.
  4. Re: Is reporting illeagal transfers broken? Yes I agree with that but I cannot agree that the main draw of the game is the cheat prevention system. It is the game' date=' in my opinion. This is what SM are working on - the match engine. I am not saying that the CPS is not an important part of keeping the game but with limited resources I would rather see SM working on the match engine (something neglected pretty much since day one) rather than the CPS (which has improved massively since the game started). I am not sure I follow this comment. SM are not a particularly strong business in financial terms. I haven't checked in a while. On that basis they do have limited resources as far as I am aware. Very. I am not sure that cheat prevention, presumably to retain existing customer, is the best way of generating revenue. This is the problem SM have though - everyone has their opinion about what is important. Who is right about what makes SM the most revenue though? Us or SM? I would be pretty surprised if they picked options that contradicted the polls and data they have collated over the years. I sound like I am defending SM a lot here and I apologise for that as I do think the CPS is in massive need of improvement but I do have some sympathy for them.
  5. Re: Massive cheating Unless the process has changed this is still the process as far as I am aware:
  6. Re: Managers who ignore Transfer Bids Would be a nice idea if you could block bids from a specific manager/club. That would reduce the excuse of ignoring a bid in the situation I described before (nuisance bidders). Also if you could hide club messages pertaining to transfer bids from unmanaged clubs - I like the fact these exist but in most of my setups they just clog up my inbox and distract from me the real bids. I still don't think managers should be penalised for not accepting/rejecting bids. It is unrealistic and open to abuse. They should just be encouraged to do deal with bids wherever possible.
  7. Re: Massive cheating If you have reported a suspicious deal through the correct channels then the next step is to contact a supervisor on the forum. They don't have powers within the game but can give general advice and if necessary escalate it to a dev. As has been said the devs don't have time to investigate everything PMd to them on the forum but if they are getting enough feedback from supervisors about cheating issues not being dealt with then (I would hope) they will start giving this area of the game more attention. It has been too much of a problem on SM for too long now, for my liking, although I don't see a lot of cheating in most gameworlds that I am in. Older setups with longstanding managers seem to suffer less from it (but are more challenging).
  8. Re: Is reporting illeagal transfers broken?
  9. Re: Managers who ignore Transfer Bids Well I haven't posted for a while but I will give my opinion on this subject. There has been a lot of talk about ignorance and laziness and I can understand it must look like that if you are chomping at the bit for a response to what you consider to be a good bid and are getting nothing back. I don't consider myself lazy or ignorant but I do ignore bids all the time and here is why: 1) Some people make bids persistently on my players just to annoy me. Declining them just prompts another bid. I am not going to mark the player as unavailable just to deter one person's childish tactics as all my players have a price. Ignoring the culprits in such cases works. 2) Sometimes I don't check my club messages. Some weeks I am just logging in to setup tactics as I don't have time for anything else. There is nothing wrong with that - people can spend 10 mins or 10 hours per day on SM its up to them. 3) Sometimes I receive a bid and am genuinely contemplating it. I want to see if it prompts other interested parties to bid. Or I will only accept if I conclude another deal. That sort of thing. Unless the other manager has bothered to PM me (all too rare!) I don't feel the need (or have the time) to tell them this. 4) Some clubs where I am more active than others I receive 200+ club messages per day and I face these at the end of the day after getting in from work. Clicking reject on each of these in isolation is quick but in total is very time consuming. Based upon the above I don't really think the current system needs changing. Yes there are a million things that could be done to improve the transfer market but that is a whole other subject imo. I would like to see a return to the days of being able to select (via tick box) certain club messages to apply actions such as "reject" and "delete" to make it easier to manage inboxes.
  10. Re: Longest serving manager on Soccermanager Jeroen Kamans has 1015 in WC56, think that is the highest I have seen. Anyone seen higher? I have had Spartak in GC1 since it opened so I don't think there can be higher than 995 in a GC at the moment.
  11. Re: English Championship 1 Pretty sure my mistake here could be my final one for Fulham. Fell out of love for this Game World a long time ago and have little time for it now anyway, so should probably get out before I make a complete mess of the club. Am going to think on it over the rest of the Xmas hols.
  12. Re: The Official Tottenham Hotspur Thread I gather Capello is one of the favourites to take over, was at the game yesterday and has links to Baldini of course. Not sure I can see him leaving the Russian national team right now though. I don't think I would want him to either.
  13. Re: Support service Eric, any chance of a reply on this bit at least?
  14. Re: sm system dealing with cheating is ridiculous Yes they are here to make money, they are a business. It is not right to say you have to accept cheating and get on with it though.
  15. Re: Low attendance for 6th season not a bug?! - forumers help!
  16. Re: Debt Issues It is difficult because SM are trying to control squad sizes and limit the super-squads that were becoming commonplace. They have upped the wages on big players and made contracts auto-renew. This hits some of the managers that like big squads (which includes me I suppose) but also hits the small clubs. I suppose the idea is that all managers will feel more pressure to sell which discourages player hoarding etc and keeps the transfer market moving, which is a good thing.
  17. Re: Expanding Stadium It is not something that you, as the manager, have control over in the game. Try having a read of this and post back if you still have questions: http://www.soccermanager.com/help.php?action=loadarticle&aid=54 (there are also loads of threads on this on the forum already, if you run a search)
  18. Re: Gold Championship 1 News Concerns are just an extension of morale mate, the greater the concern the lower the morale will generally be. As for bigger clubs having an advantage when it comes to addressing concerns, I don't really follow - with Spartak I have a "big" club in terms of quality and depth and I think it is probably much more difficult for me to address all these concerns. I suppose I am able to loan out players but that only really suspends other concerns, it doesn't solve anything and those concerns are and will be catching me up.
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