Lot's of companies are on loss because of piracy, and not just those that are in video game industry. People download and play pirated versions of games for lots of reasons, and even Football Manager is not excluded. According to latest researches made in United Kingdom, a number of 45% people asked is playing pirated version of Football Manager. We all have to agree that this is really high number, and we all should do something to stop it.
Almost all users that play newest series of Football Manager, are using solid PC-s that they payed, let's say a lot. We all have to pay for monthly Internet services also. Buying Football Manager is once in a year cost, and it is equal to someones one night drunken party with mates on Saturday night, or if your older and smoke, it is equal to 10 packs of cigarettes. In the name of Football Manager just start thinking this way.
Everyone who truly loves this game knows what we are talking about. You can play it all year, and it will only cost you one drunken night or few packs of cigarettes.
Let us try to explain why should you BUY original version of Football Manager...
Football Manager programmers and all others employed in Sports Interactive deserve your support, so their incredible work could be continued and appreciated.
There is no dilemma, they make an excellent game, almost incredible with which we spend lots of our time and our emotions. We can't say that they already don't make profit, cause honestly, Football Manager 2012 was sold in more than 700k copies what is a great amount of money. However, raising their sales to even higher level (30%-40%), there is no dilemma that raised money would go into expansion of the studio where lads from SI make FM. Currently that "workshop" is relatively small compared to number of people that work there. If their working space would be any bigger, they could hire more people, and with that their production would be better, game would be better and the release date would come sooner.
Large part of their profits goes to charity
Sports Interactive cooperating with WarChild organization helps children in countries affected by war. Currently WarChild organization is helping children in Iran, Afghanistan, Kongo, Uganda etc... And lads from SI are supporting this action financially.
Don't wait for crack every time new patch comes
Okay, so you have pirated version of the game. You are overjoyed because you can play your favorite game for free (no matter it has more bugs and crashes than your old car). You are doing great, am I right? So one day new patch is released, you've downloaded it, installed it, and...chaos! Your game is not working anymore?! Let's check on the net how to get it working, let's check how to install English language in Russian version of the game, I want to play but it keeps asking me to insert CD, OMG what should I do now, how can I continue my save game, and I had such good results. And so you go for few days without FM, trying to figure out how to fix your bug. Well you have a solution, don't you?
FM covers large range of sites that are approved by Sports Interactive. In our large Football Manager community (SIAS-network) we appreciate work and efforts of lads from SI, and we want to reward it.
We don't want piracy, cause it's not legal and breaks all the rules set by Football Manager scene. Our goal is that with purchasing of original copies we show that we honestly appreciate efforts that SI invests every year so we could have the best game ever.
Summary? Piracy is a bad thing, and you should feel bad if you download and play pirated Football Manager.
You'll play Football Manager 365 days in a year, and you'll only pay for it £0.08 pounds per day!
Football Manager 2013 will cost around £30. Okay, we can look at this situation from another angle. We don't play 365 days in a year literally, but we do play a lot! FM is really addictive and it can take from you 10, 12, 14 hours off your day, and it's all pure joy. So let's be honest, £0.08 per day, and you can enjoy it all day every day!? Can some else offer you the same amout of joy for the same price?! We think not! And if you think that this game isn't worth £0,08 per day, well than my mate, go and F**K yourself. This is my honest opinion of you.
Is there a reason for us writing all of this in this particular manner and why do we care so much that you buy original FM?
You'll have a possibility to order Football Manager 2013 directly through Football Manager Blog. Profit that will be made by selling original FM13, will be invested in site it self, and it would mean bye bye to these Goddamn content lockers. It also means; more posts, more tutorials, more graphics, more videos, more everything.
Also, part of our profits will go to WarChild organization, and this way we would also like to appeal on your good will and humanity and if you'd like to help, then please donate to the organization yourself.
And least, all of us from Football Manager Blog, we have this to say: "Stop pirating, support Sports Interactive and support Football Manager!". Cheers!