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    posted a message on FIFA 18 web app + loyalty packs
    Quote from Seki >>

    Six loyalty packs, best pull is Jermain Defoe. Thank you, EA, really loyal.

     Lol, mine was Llorente, he has 49 pace you know!
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    posted a message on FIFA 18 web app + loyalty packs

    No idea about loyalty packs, but this might be useful..

     

    The Web App release date has been moved to 21 September
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    posted a message on Fifa18 Demo.

    I have not tried it yet, but yes the points above, this mode will be massively different to UT and online modes. It always is. Even if you play 17 in a kick off match now, you will be playing a different game. Also if the game is too slow come launch everyone will complain and they will patch it back to high speed again lol.

     

    I will have to give it a go though...

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    posted a message on August monthly rewards
    Quote from blue_eddie >>
    Quote from sludgepipe >>
    DQuote from MJELEB >>

    I'm nearly always free from 10-11pm for a couple of hours.

     

    Virtually all our games were slow and some had a little delay at least some of the time.  I notice it more when I've done some sort of 3-4 button combo.

     

    I need to learn how to deal with games when it's a little sluggish.  When connection is fine I do a lot of dead stops, fake shots and ball rolls to try to get my opponent to make a mistake or to gain a bit of space.  These don't work when there's a little bit of delay.  Plus a lot of WL players use pressure and aggression and if you have a little delay they are already challenging you before you have time to do much.

     

    I did notice when I got into Div1 and was winning most of my games that I wasn't doing as many skill moves.  I was only really doing the aforementioned three and barely doing berbas or scoops, a few body feints here and there but mostly I was just reading the game and playing nice football.

     

    The demo comes out today doesn't it?  Don't know if I'll play anymore 17, I'm a little sad to leave my teams I've made.

     

    I'm just hoping what I've learnt will be useful in 18.

     Interesting points, this conversation has made me think about my play style etc. Thinking about it i play to win. I have to win or i'm not happy so like Eddie i probably exploit all the game mechanics. I have won div 1 countless times and i am a very competent seasons player. I don't do may skill moves, it's just instant first time passing and pace, pace, pace. When the game is quick and responsive i feel i can hold my own against 99% of players. In the weekend league though the gameplay is completely different and so slow and delayed. Made me go crazy when i was losing to average players that i know i would hit for 5 or 6 in seasons but couldn't do anything about it because of the delay and how slow my players are etc.
    So it depends what you want out of the game, if you want to win then i would say try to cut out the skill moves and the things that will slow your attacks down (unless you are unbelievably good at them) and concentrate on building fast and incisive attacks. If you just want to have fun and do some skill moves and try tricks, then do that if you don't mind losing...
    I often play really good players, that are brilliant at keeping possession and do loads of skills moves, flashy stuff and tika taka, but then i beat them 3 or 4 nil. I often think to myself well they were good but whats the point if you lose like that? I guess some people don't mind losing and just want to have fun. Unfortunately my competitive nature will not allow me to be like that so i have to win lol
     I think this is another aspect/detail that sets your 'world class players' apart from your average players.
    90% of the time, a skill move will not be effective, but there are periods when the absolute best players user them, as we know, after playing one third of the game against someone, you can learn what they are capable of, I know I've defended well against a very good player, but after 30 in game minutes, they mix it up and catch me out. The best (and most intelligent?) players will learn your style very quickly, even down to how you 'player switch' in game.
    E.G. They will get near the box, know how I defend and will pull of a berba spin, scoop turn, or something when I am controlling the player they are trying to beat. There really is an art to being successfully at that 'level' of the game.
    One thing I am curious about...
    When I have watched the professional events on TV (I don't watch many games, but the final and maybe a couple of other games I do watch as I am curious how some of these professionals play) - E.G. Berlin.
    I am sure most of them seemed to use 'no touch dribbling non stop' - or that is at least what it looks like.
    (Is this right, or am I just 'viewing it incorrectly or not undersanding what they are doing?)
    They safeguard/retain possession as if their life depends on it.
    They absolutely use players to their EXACT attribute effectiveness.
    I am very interested if FUT18 is much of the same or not at the 'top level'.
    There will of course be the 'FUT Champs channel' as such, with full recordings of the best players, this is good as it helps everyone see how to play the game 'professionally' - I wonder how many people can be successful off the back of this being public, e.g. how many players can 'copy them' with almost parrot fasion and end up getting top 100 etc.
    I think in my last weekend, as I'd had a two week break, hit an early win streak and went 11-0 at the start, I was far more composed and held possession far better than I had before. It was almost like my playstyle changed to 'defend' my record. Which is interesting... usually I go into the games trying to score a goal and get the upper hand early  on, but keeping possession and being patient definitely pays off, you can wait until your opponent makes a mistake, then punish them. This is definitely what the professionals do, it takes one lapse in concentration, one bit of space, not covering an opponents attacking player and the opponent is in!
     However, at the end of the day, unless you can finish top 100 and have a chance of actually playing at 'professional level' - apart from improving your team faster... what do you actually gain from playing the game in a controlled manner?
    I am very competitive too Sludge, I would be very interested in us playing FUT17, I wonder how good each of us is, I would expect you to beat me in all honesty, but I think they'd be very close games I think.
    The problem is, I've already started playing the Fifa 18 demo! Smile
     
    On a custom tactics point, I have never really changed these settings.
    I have a formation, select all CMs to 'stay back while attacking' - same with the fullbacks.
    I set all the attackers possible to 'get in behind' and press opponents defence.
    Other than that, it is all at default, I wonder how much difference 'high pressure' could have made.
    If you have 'the best players' - are they wasted if you don't play 'high pressure' (e.g. having most players on 99 stamina, surely means you can play high pressure without the players being tired for 120minutes? Not having tried it, I will never know, but it has always played on my mind a bit).
    E.G. Are all the special mega expensive cards with 99 stamina wasted if you don't play high pressing custom tactics?
     
     
     I would be happy to have you a few games Eddie, i am only competitive when playing against strangers, if i'm playing against a friend or someone that i know is not a bell end, then i am happy if i lose. it is only the low life dabbing and shhhhhing community i cannot bare to lose against lol. You never know how these games will play out though do you. There is lots of IFs and buts. Just because i win the div 1 title more often than not does not mean you won't be beat me, different styles, connections etc. Hell i am very average in fut champs, i would say poor actually lol.
    Custom tactics though, pretty much a waste of time for me. The gameplay is so inconsistent i find, so what might 'work' in one game won't in the next because you will be playing a different game. As for player instructions they generally don't work either, the game just does what it wants. I have to laugh when NIF insigne is bullying my TOTS Tolisso in the middle of the park Smile w/ teeth
     
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    posted a message on August monthly rewards
    DQuote from MJELEB >>

    I'm nearly always free from 10-11pm for a couple of hours.

     

    Virtually all our games were slow and some had a little delay at least some of the time.  I notice it more when I've done some sort of 3-4 button combo.

     

    I need to learn how to deal with games when it's a little sluggish.  When connection is fine I do a lot of dead stops, fake shots and ball rolls to try to get my opponent to make a mistake or to gain a bit of space.  These don't work when there's a little bit of delay.  Plus a lot of WL players use pressure and aggression and if you have a little delay they are already challenging you before you have time to do much.

     

    I did notice when I got into Div1 and was winning most of my games that I wasn't doing as many skill moves.  I was only really doing the aforementioned three and barely doing berbas or scoops, a few body feints here and there but mostly I was just reading the game and playing nice football.

     

    The demo comes out today doesn't it?  Don't know if I'll play anymore 17, I'm a little sad to leave my teams I've made.

     

    I'm just hoping what I've learnt will be useful in 18.

     Interesting points, this conversation has made me think about my play style etc. Thinking about it i play to win. I have to win or i'm not happy so like Eddie i probably exploit all the game mechanics. I have won div 1 countless times and i am a very competent seasons player. I don't do may skill moves, it's just instant first time passing and pace, pace, pace. When the game is quick and responsive i feel i can hold my own against 99% of players. In the weekend league though the gameplay is completely different and so slow and delayed. Made me go crazy when i was losing to average players that i know i would hit for 5 or 6 in seasons but couldn't do anything about it because of the delay and how slow my players are etc.
    So it depends what you want out of the game, if you want to win then i would say try to cut out the skill moves and the things that will slow your attacks down (unless you are unbelievably good at them) and concentrate on building fast and incisive attacks. If you just want to have fun and do some skill moves and try tricks, then do that if you don't mind losing...
    I often play really good players, that are brilliant at keeping possession and do loads of skills moves, flashy stuff and tika taka, but then i beat them 3 or 4 nil. I often think to myself well they were good but whats the point if you lose like that? I guess some people don't mind losing and just want to have fun. Unfortunately my competitive nature will not allow me to be like that so i have to win lol
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    posted a message on August monthly rewards
    Quote from blue_eddie >>
    Quote from sludgepipe >>
    Quote from blue_eddie >>
    Quote from sludgepipe >>

    Just got my elite 1 monthly rewards. 89 Cout and 88 Mkhi the best 2. Disappointing results tots were included and there are people packing 95 Griezmann and the like on EA forums. EA hate me lol. Anyway I know I'm wasting my time playing the WL so I will give it a miss in 18 I think...

     

    what at did you get Eddie?

     Bear in mind I finished 'silver1' so only picked up one 'red gold' - best card was 84 rated Gabbiadini.
    So complete rubbish.
     
    Another half decent silver in addition to this I will never use.
     
    As for weekly, elite 3... wait for it.... TOTS Smovlov 89 rated, so worth 40k, plus orange/MOTM 85 rated Bernardesch.
    Plus I packed a Ghoddos card (Swedish) - who I packed as a 'silver red card' from first FUT Champs monthly rewards, so blast from the past there... two special cards of him in the club.
     
    So elite3 weekly was no point for rewards, apart from the 70k I managed to get, so now have 410k and can actually buy Legend Ferdinand to replace pink Smalling, but how good will Legend Ferdinand actually be in comparison? Probably not much better, I did notice Ferdinand is 6'4" though, so certainly tall, haha Smile
    Maybe legend Ferdinand is useful as you get a strong link to EOAE Gerrard, but probably just pickup FUT Birthday Ashley Cole again if I wanted to use Gerrard as it is a perfect link.
     
    Fifa is over now, just been looking for MJELEB but he has disappeared from my friends list/messages?! Confused
     Lol, yep it's not worth it generally is it. I cannot be arsed with the struggle anymore with the WL. I have actually just bought Ferdinand to replace pink smalling funnily enough, stats looks similar i am not sure how much better he will be, but i picked up one for 365K last night so i will give him a blast...
     Man, I was trying to chase Ferdinand, cheapest I found was 390k on Xbox.
    I will keep looking as you managed to get him so much cheaper lol.
     Did you manage to get a Ferdinand Eddie?
    Must say i have been massively impressed with him. And i don't usually like centre backs as they all feel bog, horrible and clunky. The only exception to this is TOTS Azp who i have enjoyed. Rio though is a massive presence and he's made some vital blocks and interceptions and always seems to be in the right place at the right time. He has only been with me 2 seasons and he's won the div 1 titles twice lol.
    I have just purchased TOTS Luiz now to partner with him and will see how that goes, bloody expensive though at 500k!
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    posted a message on Fifa 18 Players so far - ratings, workrates / WF / Skill Moves.

    One thing i have noticed is all the cards look crap so far lol. Think we have all been spoiled by the super teams full of tots we have now. So many players with poor stats!

     

    Anyway what will Kante's rating be this year?

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    posted a message on August monthly rewards
    Quote from MJELEB >>

    I've disappeared on your friends list?  I noticed at some point yesterday it said you'd added me even though you added me weeks ago as far as I'm aware.

     this is all messed up lately. I looked the other day and i there were no friends there and they stopped showing up on the WL leaderboard list etc.
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    posted a message on August monthly rewards
    Quote from TioLeo1 >>

    I got my Gold 1 monthly rewards , 5 red crappy cards as usual

     

    86 Dendoncker TOTKS, 86 Javi Martinez, 84 Victor Valdes, 84 Horn, and ..... 86 Martial, which is pretty good apparently... too little too late

     86 Martial is a really good card actually, i have used him quite a bit this year. Stick a hawk on him and listen to Martin Tyler " they knew about the young frenchman, but they just couldn't stop him" "too quick for the opposition"
    However you are probably not in the UK so you don't have the pleasure of listening to the dribble from Tyler and smith anyway Smile w/ teeth
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    posted a message on August monthly rewards
    Quote from blue_eddie >>
    Quote from sludgepipe >>

    Just got my elite 1 monthly rewards. 89 Cout and 88 Mkhi the best 2. Disappointing results tots were included and there are people packing 95 Griezmann and the like on EA forums. EA hate me lol. Anyway I know I'm wasting my time playing the WL so I will give it a miss in 18 I think...

     

    what at did you get Eddie?

     Bear in mind I finished 'silver1' so only picked up one 'red gold' - best card was 84 rated Gabbiadini.
    So complete rubbish.
     
    Another half decent silver in addition to this I will never use.
     
    As for weekly, elite 3... wait for it.... TOTS Smovlov 89 rated, so worth 40k, plus orange/MOTM 85 rated Bernardesch.
    Plus I packed a Ghoddos card (Swedish) - who I packed as a 'silver red card' from first FUT Champs monthly rewards, so blast from the past there... two special cards of him in the club.
     
    So elite3 weekly was no point for rewards, apart from the 70k I managed to get, so now have 410k and can actually buy Legend Ferdinand to replace pink Smalling, but how good will Legend Ferdinand actually be in comparison? Probably not much better, I did notice Ferdinand is 6'4" though, so certainly tall, haha Smile
    Maybe legend Ferdinand is useful as you get a strong link to EOAE Gerrard, but probably just pickup FUT Birthday Ashley Cole again if I wanted to use Gerrard as it is a perfect link.
     
    Fifa is over now, just been looking for MJELEB but he has disappeared from my friends list/messages?! Confused
     Lol, yep it's not worth it generally is it. I cannot be arsed with the struggle anymore with the WL. I have actually just bought Ferdinand to replace pink smalling funnily enough, stats looks similar i am not sure how much better he will be, but i picked up one for 365K last night so i will give him a blast...
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    posted a message on August monthly rewards

    Just got my elite 1 monthly rewards. 89 Cout and 88 Mkhi the best 2. Disappointing results tots were included and there are people packing 95 Griezmann and the like on EA forums. EA hate me lol. Anyway I know I'm wasting my time playing the WL so I will give it a miss in 18 I think...

     

    what at did you get Eddie?

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    posted a message on August monthly rewards
    Quote from blue_eddie >>

    I managed 'Elite' in previous months but the 20 cards really weren't decent at all.
    IF 86 David Luiz (CB card), 85 Dembele and SIF Kante 85 card.

    I packed a few decent ish CBs though, but only IF or SIF - from Serie A.

     

    None of which were much good to me Sad

    Felt like a total waste of a month, I only managed 'silver 1' this month I think though as I didn't play much (Despite hitting Elite for the first time in a weekly finish this last week).

     

    Good luck with your cards - I wish you the very best.

     

    Still, like my 'Elite weekly reward' - even if I do pack someone decent, they won't get many games at this stage of the year Confused Feels like a waste either way, but a good reward and 'fun to open the pack' nonetheless.

    Cheers Eddie, good luck with yours too. Feels a bit too late in the day now even if I get someone decent anyway...(unlikely) Smile w/ teeth 
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    posted a message on After trying ALL YEAR, I finally did it :D
    :dQuote from TioLeo1 >>
    Quote from MJELEB >>

     

     

    Maybe we can get a friendly season in at some point blue Eddie?  Id like to see if I can compete or not.

     

     

    You two can definitely compete , at least in post length !! Smile w/ teeth
      My money is on Eddie  Lol Smile w/ teeth
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    posted a message on Who to buy for 1.200.000 coins?

    Any of you guys tried TOTS Dybala? Thinking of building a team with him, tots Mertens and tots Gomez up top.....

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    posted a message on August monthly rewards

    so I've played the WL through August (and it wasn't pleasant lol) and got Elite 1 as most will have done who played all the weekends. So 20 reds to come Thursday. Anybody know if they will be IF's or TOTS or a mixture of both probably?

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