Re: Improved Finances
As a manager of some smaller clubs i have not seen these changes helping me. For example I manage Leeds United and have got them promoted to the 1st division. I have had no investment to help me stay in the division. All of the players i have bought have been from trading up, making a couple of mil on each player. Dont get me wrong this is one of the sides of the game i enjoy the most but this leaves me with a small squad size and when i get injuries and suspensions (of which i have 4 of my best) i find it difficult to field a decent squad. A injection of 7mil or so would boost me enough to buy a decent player or a couple of squad players. For realism sake at the begining of last season when wolves got promoted to the prem league mick mccarthy was given 20mil to help him cope with the oncoming season. Anyway i understand that everybody is in the same boat but those of us who play this game to the max from the off by scouting players seem to be at a disadvantage as there is no reward for our hard work, while those who have reaped the rewards of previous seasons injections and add to that have large attendance revenue can sit back on there fortunes. As i understand the new rules revenue will be shared out more evenly across all the squads and cash injection will be given when chairman sees fit ( i.e when your club goes below a predetermined co-efficient made up of a percentage of all the clubs revenue). I currently have a squad of 27 and on average make a profit 200k per match. This means i will make an overall profit of 7.6mil not including profit from players plus prize money 5mil max unless i do really well, giving me a minimum of 12.6mil for the next season or 1 very good player if im lucky. Well thats my rant over i just hope promoted clubs get a better rub of the green.
Re: G.C Creation Must Change
Thanks for all your input guys but it seems too me that you all have half decent G.C teams already do you not think it would be fairer if you had a better crack at the whip when you first became a gold member at managing a decent side in the Gold divisions therefore keeping your interest and continual subscription. Multiple G.C creation would only increase your chances by a factor of 2,3,4 depending on how many created at the same time but when your talking about 8,000 members into 200 max clubs that is still not that good odds. What im suggesting makes it more appealing to new members and to take the game forward that is the best stand point.
Also here are the messages they have sent me in return to my questions.
I said 25/5/09
I am a gold member and have been for a month or so &have yet to get my hands on a gold championship side. In this time 3 G.C worlds have been created. Two were in april created at about 14 & 15 O'Clock & The other one was 25/09 at about 19.20. For the first 2 i was at work & got to a computer about 2 hours after creation & nearly all the teams had gone a& i mean down to at least third tier. Today i was at home determined to get my self at least a semi decent side, refreshing the page every few minutes i went to the toilet (to much info) get back & its created awesome i thought time to pick my wits in the big league. I find the league and what did i find all sides gone down to third tier. THIS WAS 3 MINS AFTER CREATION. 3 minutes if this isn't proof the system is flawed i don't know what is. At the time there was over 7000 members online There are only 8400 G. members asuming most of those online members were gold thats 80% just waiting for the G.C to be created. I messaged Soccer manager with a solution but i didn't hear back. It is this if you dont currently own a gold team you have first choice over those who do, kind of like the housing market were some houses must go to first time buyers not just property magnates , Just for a short period of time. I think this would be a fairer system unlike the current one which is basically worse than the euro lottery. This would also make buying gold membership more appealing as managering in a G.C world is basically just a carrot dangled in front of you. All the extras of a Gold Membersip are available to you but only if your one of the people who logs in 1 minute after the game world is created. I know this sounds like sour grapes (and it proberly is) but this has annouyed me for a month now and your views would be appriciated whether you agree with them or not. I think that this game is great but if cant get my hands on a half decent gold side i wont be renewing my membership or reccommending to others as whats the point.
They said 26/5/09
We fully appreciate the situation you are in, like many other Gold Members.
We will discuss this internally and see what solution or better system we can come up with and let you know the results of these discussions.
SM Support Team
I said 10/8/09
Once again I am disappointed it is 22:15 on 10th aug G.C 67 has just been created i was on line and kept refreshing till it came and it wouldn't let me choose it site goes down well there is over 7,000 people online line at the same time. So i go out come back in refresh until it comes up again i click on the button and the whole list off unmanaged clubs comes up glorious in its blueness. Awesome i thought now is my chance i click Liverpool no take control button then i go through all the top clubs no take control button on any of them weird i thought its only been a minute or so since creation so i click Tranmere and the take control buton is there re-establishing my fears no top clubs for me again. I already control some lower league clubs and want the full G.C challenge of a top club. I am now annoyed. Please reply my above idea is fair and sound.
They said 17/8/09
Big clubs in the Gold Game Worlds are in massive demand and are taken by managers within seconds of the Game World opening.
In the next few weeks we will be introducing a reserve club feature which will enable current Gold Members, for a small fee, to reserve a club in a Gold Game World before it opens up to everyone else.
We will also be adding international management into all Game Worlds just for Gold Members. This will mean that all Gold Members will get the chance to manage a top international side in other Game Worlds.
SM Support Team
At the moment this is where they stand, they realise there is great demand for G.C places and they think they are able to make money from it. Which is fair enough but i think to get in new members and more revenue they need to make the better teams in G.C more easly available to new members, or the only revenue they will have is those managers already with decent G.C teams renewing their subscriptions.
Sorry this is so long thanks for your replies.