The most pivotal time in the short history of FMLive is upon us as the developers make an announcement that drastically alters the game at its core. The community is up at arms and blame is being passed around – will this spell the demise of Football Manager Live or usher in a newer and brighter future for the game?
We discuss the radical solution to the ever decreasing gameworld population with the company itself. You’ve submitted your questions and represented your sentiments – Now it’s time for them to face the music and address your concerns!
IMPORTANT NOTE: There was a problem with the recording and approximately 30 minutes of the interview was lost. We’re incredibly sorry about this and will look to rectify this for our listeners. James & Marc have agreed to answer any of the questions asked in this lost segment by e-mail and we will post their responses as soon as possible in a new article on the website as well as this podcast post. Such questions were as follows:
- Why should anyone play FML for the next four months?
- What’s going to happen to GWs now with people leaving left right and centre?
- When can we expect to see 1.4 released in the live GWs?
- What do you plan to do if this reset doesn’t work? Is this the last throw of the dice?
- Why won’t a GW reset only postpone the inevitable death of FML?
- Will you hold firm on this decision to give the game its best chance of survival in the future, or will the pressure of the current subscribers enforce concessions that will undermine that future?
Blogs & Websites Mentioned On This Episode:
Future of FML announcement Part 1 Part 2
Sports Interactive community forums
Official Football Manager Live website
SEGA Developer Diaries blog
PC Gamer article Football Manager Live to reset in March, players furious
GW1 article The FML Council: Is Sports Interactive Out of Touch?
GW1 podcast FML Marketing with Sega
We would like to thank every single person who submitted a question for this episode including: Cynet, Hater, Martin White, Durera, Rich Barnes, Little Badger, Izo, Zac Ryan, Alex Quenby, Fedal, Saracen, ChrisHorn, Pompey Al, Tony McCall, I Am Spartacus, James Harrison, Fat Bob’s Dad, Jason Smith, Giuseppe Levante, Gregory Simkins, rfonline, Petros Papazotos, Charla, Gazza165, ManchesterTigers, Dural, Harold Dyson, Nick Drury, Sergio Salas, mdbussen, Methos, Brucey B, Reedy3K, KillieChris, Dennis Moberg, Ladies love cool James, Gerasimos Arapidis, Paul Kemp, Marty Smith, Myron Shipp, MooSys, eekers, MGoldman, Cat Vegas, Dimitris Georgiou, gnomon, Ren
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|Written By Jordan Cooper
A moderator on GW Fowler and a co-founder of Gameworld One.Com, he has hosted/produced the Get Sacked! podcast for nearly two years providing humor and strategical insight to all about the FM series.