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Finally, over a month late. I managed to come up with a list of the games that I liked the most last year.

For now, I’ll Stick to games that I actually played. I will however, make a different kind post in the near future WHere I try to list the biggest games of 2012.

Here’s my take on the best games and game expansions of last year.

Planetside 2

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I played this a lot during the late beta stages post release. The game is an MMO FPS and there isn’t many of those around. The game has both vehicle and infantry combad as well as air combat, and it deserves to be on this list simply because there isn’t any other games like this, and it’s also really good. This is far from my favorite genre of games, but I still liked it a lot. Go try it out if you haven’t already!

 

XCOM: Enemy unknown

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A sort of remake of one of the best games ever made.  While some would call this a dumbed down version of the original, it’s definitely one of the best games of 2012!

 

Mass effect 3

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While this is a controversial choice I think this is still a good enough game to be worth a spot here. The story and gameplay is still good, even though not as good as the other games of the series.

I’ll add some more games to this list, but this is enough for now.

 

 

Well, the title says it all, doesn’t it. We ended up winning the season by 4 points. With 5 games left, I started loosing again, but eventually managed to win enough games to clain the title. Next season will be busy, with a tougher league and the Swedish cup group play in March. The club new sponsorship after the promotion, but it’s basically the same as the previous one (6MKR per year), so I can’t expect a huge budget increase. The preliminary budgets are slightly higher than this season, but this will pretty much be eaten up by increases in player  wages.

Right now I’m trying to hire new staff, since most of the current stuff, either doesn’t want new contracts, or I don’t want them, hence, I’m loosing all my scouts, assistant manager and coaches. On the up sie, I also got rid of 12 players I don’t want anymore. The squad was growing a bit to big as of late with a bunch of players that didn’t get a chance to ever play. Below are some screenshots to conclude the season.

 

 

The pre-season went really well, except I lost another coach, I now have only one coach remaining from the original staff.

The team has also had a few injuries, including Bala Musa Bajaha: My goolkeeper. I managed to sign a new young goolkeeper but he caught a flew one week before season start, so I’m not sure he’ll be ready to play.

Same goes for Leonidsson, another key player.

I now have a pretty strong squad overall, and think I can do well this season. My reqquirements are to finish in the upper half of the table, and I hope that won’t be a problem.

 

My squal and tactics looks like this:

 

So, I’ve now completed the first season with Karslund and despite some bad luck with injuries the team performed over expectations and finished the season in 3rd place. No promotion, but it looks really well for next season. I also managed to keep all the players I wanted, and tie some of the players I had on loan to the club. The club made a profit this season, so I’m allowed to spend more on wages and transfers next season. I started by buying the two key players I had on loan (Philip Olofsson and Miralem Malic).  I’m astill trying to get the third key player I have on loan tied to the club full time (Simon Leonidsson).

I did beat the local team Rynninge in the last match, it allmost made me feel bad cause now they are on playoffs and might be relegated. Rynninge was the team I played in FM2012.

I got rid of Calle Olsson, and gave a few players free transfers cause I don’t want them anymore.

I’ve renewed the contracts of the players I was worried about loosing, so now everything is fine I hope they’ll perform just as well next season. Kuhi (my top striker) saved a few matches and was the top scorer in the league.

Here are some end of season screenshots.

Karslund 2012 season results

 

 

 

 

As you can see in the image above we also had the least goals conceded, so, we’ve been doing really well on the defense as well as on the offense 🙂

Here you can see my current first team squad,, you can see why I really wanted to keep the players I had on loan. Note that this screenshot is taken before I made negotiations to get these players full time.

 

The board and fans seem to be fairly happy with me as well.

Looks like I played a pretty balanced style, nothing fancy.

 

The board offered me a contract for another year, so I’ll stay in the club for now. I’m currently looking for a new assistant manager, because my curren one doesn’t want to renew. Hopefully I’ll find a decent one, as well as some additional coaches for the next season.