Football Manager 2018 | New look Fantasy Draft | FM18

Welcome to FMTV, my name is Joe Thomlinson
and today we’re talking about Fantasy Draft. Fantasy Draft, Football Manager’s most innovative
multiplayer mode, returns in Football Manager 2018 with a slicker, cleaner look and is loaded
with more gameplay options for you to prove your managerial ability against your mates.
The premise of Fantasy Draft is simple – you and your mates each assemble a squad from
a pool of players with each player getting one draft pick per round and then pitting
them against one another in either a league or cup format. Of course, if you prefer to
test yourself against the AI then you can compete against a host of celebrities and
familiar faces from the FM community and the world of football in an offline, single-player
Fantasy Draft. So, let’s take a look at what’s new for
the mode in 2018. Possibly the biggest change for Fantasy Draft
this year is that you can now play multiple seasons in the League formats so you can take
your mates on season after season, as well as mid-term drafts in all competitions which
you can think of as your very own Fantasy Draft transfer windows. If you or one of your
mates wants to join an existing Fantasy Draft in the next season, you can, so you’re not
restricted to just the starting managers. The Knockout cup has changed a bit too, aas
two-legged ties have been added to the knockout cup.
But the first thing you’ll notice is the new user interface. The new layout is more
streamlined than in previous versions and gives Fantasy Draft a very different feel
to the rest of Football Manager. The whole thing has been designed with streaming
in mind; for example, the in-game icons have moved to the top and centre to give streamers
the maximum amount of space to work with in the centre of the screen.
The player profile screens have been reworked too and only feature information that is pertinent
to Fantasy Draft such as their position, role, attributes and star rating. Speaking of players,
you’ll now be able to see a graphical depiction of your squad size and depth in each position
during the draft process. It’s not just the interface that has been
reworked for FM18, there are now more options when setting up a Fantasy Draft too. For starters
you can now head into a Fantasy Draft game quicker than ever with the new ‘Quick Start’
option which finds an existing online Fantasy Draft and adds you to it.
And for a really quick start, you can now get help with the draft itself by using the
“auto-pick” option where the AI will choose players for you based on your formation, favoured
club & nationality. If you’d prefer to create the Fantasy Draft
yourself then you’ll find a wealth of set-up options that help tailor the Fantasy Draft
experience to you. For instance, there are more increments between the minimum and maximum
squad budget and that maximum budget has been doubled from £250 million to £500 million,
meaning you’ll be able to draft more of the world’s top players into your squad.
Another exciting addition are player pools. These allow you to customise the pool of players
that you and your competitors draft from and allow you to filter the draft pool by such
conditions as nationality, value and specific divisions. These can also be uploaded or downloaded
via the Steam Workshop. Of course, you can stick with the default ‘World Pool’ if
you’d prefer. Finally, the fantasy element of Fantasy Draft
have come into play more than ever. In a radical change to how things work in the real world,
the element of time has been removed so your players won’t age. Better still, removing
time from Fantasy Draft means that injuries are now calculated in match days rather than
weeks or months. Thanks so much for watching. Keep an eye out
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81 thoughts on “Football Manager 2018 | New look Fantasy Draft | FM18

  1. 1:05 Great to see you've got the AI managers performing realistically this year in Draft Mode. Benjy bottling it as always… assume 1:08 was a beta bug tho?

  2. I like it! I really like this set of videos too, the guy explaining them all is easy to understand and its really cleanly done. Great job!

  3. Do people actually play this ? I've never thought of FM as a multi-player game … I like to take my time with the squad, often i spend hours just looking for the perfect players to sign, really not compatible with a multi-player. For the first time, FMTV is putting out a video I really don't care about. On to the next one !

  4. Never ever touched that game mode and never will. Who plays this?

    P.S. I always hear "fancy draft"
    P.P.S. why is he always screaming at us?

  5. I already regret pre ordering this game .. No one cares about fucking fantasy draft , improve match engine holy shit they are actually mocking us.

  6. Awful. Why cant we have create a club network game where you join a proper league? So pointless just playing the same 2 teams over and over again zzz

  7. the old max money was sweeeet. now its going to be stars all over.. But theres one important question: can you save your team's kit now? pleaaaase

  8. Honestly who cares about fantasy draft..fantasy belongs to hockey nhl.. if fans wanna play league online, then create normal.league with normal squads

  9. Still not getting my money.

    It's like having an iphone 7 and then the iphone 8 comes out. Is it really worth shelling out a lot more for a little bit more?

  10. This looks a brilliant improvement on the previous version of drafts. Looking forward to playing it with a few other YT content creators when the time allows! Great job SI.

  11. Emphasis: stress given to a word or words when speaking to indicate particular importance.

    Joe, it doesn't work when you emphasize every single word. Please just talk normally… and I really hope this isn't normal for you.

  12. I am worried about their marketing strategy. If 3D engine would have been improved greatly why they don't show it to us as soon as the can? They only show us useless improvements (not related with the fun part of this game, only with the boring part). A great new 3d engine and huge training improvement would be the only worldwide appraised changes.

  13. Don't care and never cared about this part of the game ,tell me about training and you better have done something with it ,I am less and less confident that it will have been sorted .

  14. I love Fantasy Draft mode and the updates look pretty good. Don't get all the negativity. Kids are just so spoiled and demanding these days…

  15. I like the idea behind these videos, but the presenter is trying to be way too expressive. A little bit of excitement about your own game is a good thing and practically a necessity in promo videos, but this is overkill. I appreciate you may have filmed all of these in one go so there's no changing it now, but please take that feedback into account for future videos.

    Still very much looking forward to FM18 though, including Fantasy Draft mode! I'm not sure why people give it so much stick. It's a very nice feature to have (especially with the new options), even if FM has always been primarily a singleplayer game.

  16. I hope they've added in-app analytics that sends usage stats back to SI games so they realise hardly anyone cares for the fantasy draft.

  17. yeah who the hell is Andrea Belotti 2 goals per season are enough for him lets make it so he cant score one on ones

  18. football manager 16 is too stupid for me to bother buying anything else from you its the most stupid game i have ever played

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  20. So, can i choose my saved game team, my buddy his own and play a single match against each other? No? That's sad.

  21. I've never played the fantasy draft, but i might give it a go in FM18.

    I like calculating injuries in match days in stead of time, saves me the job of looking at the schedule myself. But would it be 3-4 match days in stead of 3-4 weeks?

  22. WOULD BE EASIER TO FOLLOW IF NOT EVERY WORD WAS SHOUTED… still nice info in the vids, but somebody calm this guy down a bit please 😀

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