I’d like to start by thanking Dan for all his contributions over the years to this site.
Dan has been brilliant for PESGaming, and he was the inspiration behind my deciding to start blogging on PES. I used to look forward to his articles on a weekly basis, as they’d provide views on the game, as well as plenty of talking points – something which, back in the day, many of us partook in. I refuse to say good bye to Dan, as I still feel he has unfinished business on the site. Hopefully the time he spends away from the site will increase his affinity for it, as well as to relight his fire for PES WHEN it delivers!
Dan’s final (for now..) article was excellent and he gave it as it is. That is something we pride ourselves for on this site. We try to give our honest, balanced opinions on the game – end of.
But as we find ourselves in a new Dan-less era, the show must go on. I’ve got at least one new blogger to make his debut on the site very shortly, and would still welcome one or two more additions to the team. Even if you only fancy writing once or twice a month, as long as you can deliver a unique or entertaining take on the game, then I’d like to hear from you.
I am very concerned by the lack of numbers for comments on the site. We are a community site, and I’m making an appeal to you guys to put a little bit more into the site, as you are the ones who make it. As we edge closer to the new year, we’ll be trying out a few ideas to try to freshen up the site, and provide you more ways to enjoy it. I shall be looking to run a few competitions with prizes too, so please do make sure you stick with us – we hope to be able to give you more entertainment going forward.
On that note – I’d like to give a big shout out to Noddy – thanks for your message – it was very much appreciated! I think I’m a little burnt out right now, but once I recharge my batteries – I’ll hopefully be bursting with energy on the site!
Anyway, moving on – I’ve now formally submitted all the feedback I collected from you guys and passed it on to Konami. I shall be attempting to get some feedback on the feedback shortly, but it may take some time. But the aim is to keep ploughing on. PES2014 is going to be a landmark game for many reasons. We’ve all heard rumours about the new game engine that will run PES, since the current one can’t handle what they want to do. I am attempting to find out from Jon Murphy some details about this, but obviously they may be somewhat secretive with what they’re doing. Nevertheless I shall attempt to ask questions.
As we know there is now a PES development centre based in the UK, so this should mean that our feedback is channelled to them directly in English which they should be more able to process directly. As we know this is a new initiative, and it may not produce results straight away, but PES2013 is an excellent base model to build on. I’d like to think that the pressure is on Konami to hit the ground running with PES2014 and give us a killer game, but time will tell.
As we move into Q2/Q3 we will hopefully get opportunities to go and playtest the new game. I won’t be able to attend personally, but would like to send a team member or two to go and appraise it. So if that appeals to you, then please to get in touch with me with regards to becoming a regular blogger.
It’s been quite a year for us PES fans, and one which has shown plenty of promise for the future. I’d like to propose that we aim to look to the next addition to the PES franchise with hope and excitement.
Thanks for reading.