This year I went all vsCPU in MC, due to various reasons.
The first comes first problem of the mode vsCOM is that it is pretty shallow with lack of depth. I mean during the course of year, for a player who is interested only in collecting “cards” and managing clubs finances like me (contract s and GP), the only interesting staff you can do during a week was do the weekly mission campaign, which was one or two games at best , on regular and professional difficulty and after this only the blatant vsCOM match that levels up the difficulty wvery five wins. After all these almost nothing can CPU.
While IMHO it should give you the ability to play from a simple custom league or KONAMi cup vsCOM, using cloud teams, or even better, imagine you can set up a whole master league system inside MyCLUB, where you can play against cloud teams of other users , or original clubs COM controlled and in the same time acquire players with the usual MyClub spins, which means there is still the dynamics to spend GP and coins. I mean there is a whole ocean of possibility and they still limit you to 2-3 games weekly.
Except for the above, regarding challenging, once you start taking your OP players, me only from the logins and the vsCOM campaigns, I collected around 20 OP features players and 50 simple Black Ball players, and since your TS hits the 90’s which grows faster on MC than on ML, you will find easy up to TP , a little bit challenging on SS and ultra cheating on Legend.
The problem is again , that you can play these levels only in the vsCOM exhibition game.
In conclusion now that the 19 season is finished, there is not any interesting staff to do in MyClub vsCOM. Only if you are not bored of playing the same flat exhibition match.
PS: regarding the difficulty, there is of course always some type of script, but it is not as disgusting as ML. Example , in the rookie campaign in the first week, last year, there was a 3-stage knock out tourney. quarter-semi-final. The levels were Amateur-Regular-Professional. In the first game that was quarter final in Amateur mode, CPU went 3-3!!! And I won 5-3 in extra time. MArk here that I have not played vs Amateur level since PES 3 (2004). Although the game was hArd scripted and the Amateur com was cynical scoring 3on3, I equalized and came back. The next game semifinal was a little bit easier although Regular, I won 3-1 . On final against a professional level Liverpool which I waited to be a tough battle, I won 4-0 easily. Script overrides the game levels in the previous two stages. The rest games during year on professional were not a challenge to be honest.I lost only very few games due to low TeamSpirit or while using very bad white ball players for the first time.
Imagine that on ML I play strictly TopPlayer and above.So professional was not a problem for me.
Sorry for the long post, I pretty much describe you my MC season from last August since MAy. I believe that in today’s MC 2019, vsCOM there is almost nothing to do.
Mate you are an encyclopedia of PES knowledge - I love it and you are helping me immensely because my past addiction makes my mind picture all the possibilities of MyClub but it sounds like the potential remains unrealised.
If MyClub is what konami want us to play I was thinking perhaps they'd improved the mode last year and possibly playing vs COM would be the answer to ML. If done right, it could be fantastic!
But the dream stops there and its good to read your post. Thanks.