I know I don’t advocate downloading tactics anymore, don’t get me wrong, I did use to flood the forums back in the 90s with super tactics, but those days have long gone, replaced by my obsession with a super-system. You see, I believe that the more easily you make the game beatable the more you force SI into a corner where they have no choice but to scale up the engines’s adaptability to the human brain.
The engine is still no match for people. We use our imagination and we come up with novel ways to beat the engine, even now, we can use a good dose of common sense to beat the game, and you don’t need to do much. All you need is a sound knowledge of what you want to achieve tactically, have a clear vision of how you want your team to translate that on the pitch and then select the roles accordingly. Far too often, for some players this is akin to asking them to find the Holy Grail that you say is the Moon, some moon somewhere. To them its impossible.
The objective of this blog, and now my youtube channel BusttheNet, is to make things easy, with that in mind, I have already begun work on a series of videos that detail the way I do tactics, and its a lot simpler than how we make it sound in the tomes that are written on the SI forums or on blogs. At times I may even sound bored, I am attempting to sound interested, doing my best. My wife says I need to perk up, in fact she went as far as to say that she’d probably get bored. Damn, that was harsh.
Bustthenet has already got videos on some player roles and a few videos on how I adapt in games. This blog also has templates…, ok they are downloads for some tactics, these include the 442, 41221. 343. 4132 and the 4312. Now some tactics have seen me trial them for more than a season, others I have put together and tried them for a few games. When I used to offer up super tactics. like ahem “Scramjet” (still love how that sounds), they would be rigorously tested for 5 seasons on “holiday” mode, in other words, I set the tactic up ran the game for a whole season and kept that going for 5. Nowadays I am older, and more conscious of the passage of time, and as these whiskers on my face grey out, I find that there aren’t enough hours left to do such a regime of testing. Instead I offer these up as TEMPLATES, which means that they have the right settings for roles, you may want to tweak them a bit, its not hard. The basics have been done. You will probably win more than you lose, and you definitely will need to fit your team to the tactic. I will endeavour to help where I can and if there are any queries, I will whip up an FMC game to do some quick videos on different tactical systems on youtube.
Naturally my hair is gone, that greying out was on me whiskers, I have no more hair, so before I lose any more grey cells, I do hope that people are patient and can help and guide me in the direction where I can focus my efforts to help as many of you as possible. Naturally I may not be right all the time, but I aim to be right most of the time with tactics, and where I fail I am sure there are others on the SI forums who are always glad to help.
Oh yeah before I forget…you can find those tactics I am talking about here on one of my pages on the blog
Till next week 🙂