- Apr 14, 2020
First of all thank you for your great analysis, I think this thread contents are invaluable.While tactic is a really important part of the game if you want to be successful and "break the game", squad building is as important.
To keep my save more fun and engaging, I've decided to implement the popular DNA philosophy. You can find more info in for example FoxInTheBox's video, but the general idea is that I've identified a few key attributes, and have set certain treshholds, that I will want every player in my squad to have.
I've chosen 4 mental attributes that are often used in people DNAs to build a hard-working, resilient team, and 4 physical attributes as the tactic is pretty physically demanding and I often find my players being really tired by 70-75 minute mark if I play every 3 days (and for the most part of the season I do).
The attributes will be:
- Work Rate
- Natural Fitness
It's just a squad view for your convenience, to allow you to quickly inspect your teams DNA attributes. Put the downloaded file in your Football Manager 2021 -> views folder, then go to the "Squad" tab in game -> click on the box net to "Players" -> "custom" -> import view and then choose the file. It's nothing fancy, just a simple squad view for DNA attributes with some other basic info like age or personality.Regarding to the DNA Hacker how can i use it? I'm sorry
That's the problem I've also ran into myself (DLP performing the worst), unfortunately I haven't been able to find any solution yet. One thing you could possibly try is the tweak suggested by @ClaudiuG, changing DLP to DM (S) with the same instructions, but from my own tests (both FMBase save with frozen players and holiday tests with different teams) there seems to be a slight drop in overall team performance, however I haven't tested it enough playing by myself, so maybe it could be a possible solution for you.
I consider DNA to be the core of my team - the attributes that everyone needs to have, which will allow me to build a hard-working, strong physically squad, that's why I don't have any technicals there (because those are usually position specific). But that doesn't mean that if a player has a high DNA stat I'll automatically buy him and put him in my team, it's more like - "you pass the DNA treshhold? Great, then I can look at your other, position-specific attributes and find the best option that way". My method of scouting is to get all the players that have DNA attributes over 10 in my shortlist, look through them using player search filters, filtering by position-specific attributes or just checking the scout recommendation (because I already have full knowledge of them, after scouting them), find the one that is the best for the position I'm looking for, check if he passes the DNA treshold, and if he does I buy him.First of all thank you for your great analysis, I think this thread contents are invaluable.
Considering that Agility and Dribbling seems to have a big impact on a tactic performance but probably only for players on attacking duties, would it be useful to create two different DNA filters for defensive and offensive roles, implementing in the last one Dribbling and Agility? Do you think 10 values would be too much and would make harder to find players that fit into a small/medium team?
Could you post your line up please?Hi @Egraam
Thx for this one. I've been using Phoenix 3.0 and ZAZ blue 2.0 - but i've decided to try Hacker - as positive mentality looks interesting on current patch. My results so far with Barca (yeah I know Barca - but for strikerless I think is the best top team). My results so far, it's just a beginning of season but I haven't get any similar results with those 2 great tactics as with yours. Best start which I've in FM2021
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Request - could you please explain what are the files form post #12? Which one is Views, trainings?
Amazing DNA approach as well - I'm using Genie Scout so added your idea to my personal which were Consistency: Important matches; Ambition Determination; Professionalism. >10 or 9. Lot of players to found, either for elite or low league teams.
I think this thread deserves more attention as @Egraam might hit something which hasn't been seen since very long time. At least till SI will bring next patch which will demolish current approach where strikerless tactics are the best.