Hey Shales im with you totally.
I think its silly when we all wait for the perfect file and we dont start ML until December.. but then we wait until Jan.. then march..
Im not a fan of this but its there unfortnatly
This is not my philosophy but with the way things went this year I accidentally fell into the same area i despise.
We had the konami boot bug that added 3 months ontop of everything.
I think on one of my files either 2009 or 2010 i worked out a system to minimise the above but ill bring it back for 2014.
I think ill still aim to have the 2nd tier english league in PES2014 but its unclear if a pc editor will be avaliable and its usually avaliable come christmas which means good old fasioned editing if the file is to be ready on launch day.
with the new engine id put my money on there being an incompatable edit mode from 2013 to 2014 which means working from scratch.
if the engine uses higher res images then the old kit logos will be redundant from the begining anyway plus the rumour of images on shorts and socks means a new element to the kit editing.
I'm looking forward to taking the kits to another level again this year with whatever new tools konami bring.
I think i may set up a timetable advising people to start ML from day one and batter out 2 or 3 seasons until JTW closes.. this can be when players are added to squads.
If done mid season then it means people wont be able to continue with their ML but this is the things ill be doing to minimise people having to stop their ML and ill make november or devember updates be cosmetic with hairstyles, accesories and 3rd kits etc..
I guess we will see in a few months
ps im starting my 1st PES2013 ML after this weekend.. how crap is that?? lol