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    posted a message on Ridiculous things in Fifa.

    I really, really wish they would fix the following:

     

    You have a player who you want to take a shot, you take the shot, but the opponent immediately clatters your player taking the shot, whether it is a slide challenge, a push/pull or something, whatever happens to the ball it NEVER gets brought back for the penalty/free kick. Penalties especially.


    It drives me mad, if you are in the box, it makes you want to 'pass' more, as it gets brought back if you make a pass and then are fouled.

     

    So many times, I take a shot and are fouled, which should be a penalty and red card offence, yet because I had an 'attempt at goal' it doesn't get brought back.

     

    Yet in exactly the same scenario, I pass the ball and it is brought back.

     

    It just annoys me greatly, surely they could fix this fairly easily....

     

    I have had so many games that are SO CLOSE this weekend, but because of incidents like this I don't get the win/better chance of the win.

    EA encourage sweaty play because the game behaviour in certain situations is just simply poor.

     

    I am also absolutely sick of Butland. Like 9/10 opponents are using BUTLAND.

     

    I mean for goodness sake, goalkeepers clearly don't matter in this game, you have all these TOTS Players and people use flipping BUTLAND.


    Who is always of course an absolute world beater.


    I can't wait for Fifa 18 to come out, not because it will be much better than Fifa 17u, JUST BECAUSE BUTLAND AND SMALLING, plus Martial (also Walker?) won't be so OP!

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    posted a message on Just done the EPL premium upgrade SBC twice and....
    Quote from tacticsdude >>

    Amazing story.

     

    That 89 Klassen is a magnificent card. I got his 83 untradeable and used him from the bench - a rock anywhere in midfield. The 89 must be truly spectacular, and with him on the bench you are sorted for any injury situation anywhere on the pitch. With a Shadow chem he is 91-93 rated for any position.

     Cheers, yes will give him Shadow chemistry as he is untradeable.
    I have gone for him over the other dude (Toornstra) on the bench as he has better defending and slightly more rounded stats, still - Toornstra has H/H workrates and better skill moves by one. They are both very good cards for sure.
    I usually sub off Modric for Toornstra around 60-70 mins.
    To be fair, most of the other players in the team have cracking stamina, except maybe Effenberg, so may put both on the bench.
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    posted a message on Just done the EPL premium upgrade SBC twice and....

    Well... I did it, at around 16:15 today - just under two hours before it closed... I did this:

     

    Used all my untradeable players...

     

    Putting non rare gold cards into the SBC that gives you 'two rare gold player pack'.


    Then putting all untradeable rare gold cards into the Premium Premier League SBC - that gives all players from premier league and three rare.


    I did them in 'threes' - so effectively saved three Premium Premier League SBC packs up and then opened all three in a row.

    (This means few end up duplicating, but I like opening three at once, it feels like pack luck is better if you open them in a small time frame, yes total load of rubbish theory though probably).

     

    Anyway, third pack during this SBC session... I get a blue walkout - it is tots Alonso.

    (I have untradeable red SIF Alonso, but this is still a very decent upgrade).

    TOTS Alonso goes for 300k, so at this point I was elated... as I knew however many times I did it after this, I have made profit and added someone to my team who has a strong link with POTY Kante, both being Chelsea players.

    Also, TOTS Alonso has to be the best premier league LB without a doubt, my favourite before him in the whole game was Jordi Alba, but TOTS Alonso is better than Alba for sure - which takes some doing IMO.

     

    I did the SBC up to 25 times during this session, I packed no other blues from this.


    However... the biggest surprise was the 'two rare player pack' players I packed from it....

    I kid you not, I couldn't believe it, I must've done this one 30 odd times... I packed:

     

    NIF Chiellini walkout.

    Immediately after Chiellini I packed 89 TOTS Klassen - another walkout.

     

    A couple of packs later I packed Oblak NIF 87.

    I then packed 90 TOTS Toonstra - walkout.

     

    I am absolutely blown away, these can both be super subs, or may end up being in a second team... as they have a strong link.

     

    I actually cannot believe this pack luck, I was obviously hoping for any BPL TOTS (apart from Kante or Alli, as I have their POTY cards), or TIF Pogba, Son 90 card, or even Aguero, I have packed none of those but still done really well out of it.

     

    It just goes to show, these SBCs are completely down to luck, but the odds of packing someone decent must be better when a particular league's TOTS are in packs and you can only pack that league's cards....

     

    I even ended up putting a load of tradeable players in, I am glad I left it until 2 hours before, as I wasn't tempted to put the whole club into it lol Smile

     

    Wanted to give feedback about this, maybe I've just been insanely lucky this week/over those two hours, but the SBCs definitely paid off on this occasion and before now I had only done 2-3 SBCs that follow this style EVER!

     

    I did think, I have a decent team, throwing some players away that make 20k or something coins really isn't a huge gamble, as this Fifa is almost over.

     

    I sold Jordi Alba and Sergio Ramos and had enough coins to buy FUT Birthday David Luiz 87 card, him and TOTS Alonso are pretty good at the back.


    Both scored on their debut too Smile

     

    I am currently 6-3 in weekend league, the aim is for 24 wins to get elite 3 for the monthly rewards.

    Hope I make it, no excuses... the team I have is pretty good now and can compete with pretty much any other team IMO.

     

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    posted a message on What is with Aguero's price?

    Aguero is a favourite of a lot of people IRL. He is a very clinical and reliable finisher, he has great movement and plays a good style of football, he has pace and good dribbling etc. It is just a shame he gets injured fairly regularly...

     

    I think he is expensive, especially his special/IF cards because his base card is 89 rated and an 89 rated player is pretty hard to pack.

    So when he has special cards, there aren't that many of them.

     

    Totally agree, 4 star skills and 4 star weak foot are favourable on a card and do increase to cost.


    Bear in mind Aguero's 92 card actually has 84 strength, this is pretty good for Aguero.

     

    Aguero has the small dynamic frame/height to probably be good to dribble with in game, with strength bundled in, I can imagine he is quite a handful, but then for over 600k for his latest IF, you would expect one of the 'elite' strikers in the game as this stage of FUT - as TOTS cards are that sort of price.

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    posted a message on fed up!
    Quote from sludgepipe >>
    Quote from blue_eddie >>

    One player I remember from FM or CM, or both? Was Dédé or something similar - he was a LB and was amazing and cheap... you just had to get him a work permit I think before signing him.

     

    Patrick Veiria had so many high stats for mental attributes (lots of 20s), mental attributes were so important in the game. The guy used to play on in the game until he was 34 or something and even though his other stats were on the decline he was still very effective.

     

     

    Yes, the last minute winners were nuts. They even patched it several times in FM to combat some of these bugs.

    I still preferred it when games went through vigorous testing as there was no patching option (e.g internet connections either weren't availalbe or weren't fast enough to get patches etc).


    E.G. When a game was released, it had to be 'almost perfect' and was play tested for so long, there were not that many bugs.


    Yet these days, because of corporate greed and competition, it is the 'quick get it released.... then patch it later' mentality, which I absolutely hate. We should not be play testing a product we have already purchased....

     

    Why don't EA just do an 'open beta' of some sort, or invites 10x more people in for it.... surely it is only beneficial for themselves to have more time invested in play testing?

     

    i know there is far more involved in games these days, but I still don't like 'post release patching'.

     You've got it right there. If you dared to release a game back in the day that didn't work, you had a flop on your hands. I hate patching. It has become the framework of the lazy developer
     Absolutely agree. EA live off this. The game is flawed now but at the start every year they churn out unfinished shit year after year. Remember the penalty business at the start of 16 where if there was any contact in the box it was a penalty every time. I was giving away 3 penalties a game lol.
     Lol, I can't remember whether it was Fifa 14/15/16... there was one game where if you ran full speed into the box, the keeper came out, dived onto the ball, PICKED UP THE BALL... e.g. no foul whatsoever.... yet it was a penalty, it was the keeper perfectly claiming the ball, but it was a penalty everytime.
     
    I actually almost used to die of laughter it was so pathetic... ever player knew if you just ran into the box with the ball, the keeper would come out, dive on the ball and it would be a penalty, I am almost laughing my head off even thinking about this now, let alone back then.
     
    (No this sort of stuff isn't remotely funny, but it is 'laugh or cry type stuff' and it feels like you have hit full delerium!!!)
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    posted a message on What TOTS is the next to be released?

    I doubt he'll get a TOTS.


    The IF is also a position change.

     

    Interesting stuff Smile

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    posted a message on fed up!

    One player I remember from FM or CM, or both? Was Dédé or something similar - he was a LB and was amazing and cheap... you just had to get him a work permit I think before signing him.

     

    Patrick Veiria had so many high stats for mental attributes (lots of 20s), mental attributes were so important in the game. The guy used to play on in the game until he was 34 or something and even though his other stats were on the decline he was still very effective.

     

     

    Yes, the last minute winners were nuts. They even patched it several times in FM to combat some of these bugs.

    I still preferred it when games went through vigorous testing as there was no patching option (e.g internet connections either weren't availalbe or weren't fast enough to get patches etc).


    E.G. When a game was released, it had to be 'almost perfect' and was play tested for so long, there were not that many bugs.


    Yet these days, because of corporate greed and competition, it is the 'quick get it released.... then patch it later' mentality, which I absolutely hate. We should not be play testing a product we have already purchased....

     

    Why don't EA just do an 'open beta' of some sort, or invites 10x more people in for it.... surely it is only beneficial for themselves to have more time invested in play testing?

     

    i know there is far more involved in games these days, but I still don't like 'post release patching'.

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    posted a message on WL qualifier
    Quote from Revron15 >>

    I hadn't had any BS really until this WL qualifier - I genuinely thought i wasn't gonna manage to win Gylif - but in the end I managed... i agree, sorting out my internet and actually changing to a wired connection has sorted almost all of the BS.. i just cant decide on a team to make, and the one i want to make is gonna change every week with new tots cards Sad

     Congrats for winning the card, I hope he was worth it lol Smile
     
    Anyway, I totally get what you are saying.... sometimes there are too many team options to make/aspects to change with your team... but it is a positive problem to have, especially if you have the funds to change it and afford EA Tax from player sales etc.
     
    I still cannot decide whether to sell Ronaldo! Confused
    I don't mind having untradeables to be fair, as it forces you into certain decisions... if you are very indecisive like me, this can be a godsend lol.
     
    I wanted to try the TOTS Mane, but not heard 'great' things - e.g. not great enough to swap Ronaldo for him...
    I just need a top rate premier league ST to use, then I would swap Ronaldo and do an all premier league midfield.
    Until then, I will rock Modric in the middle (I went with TOTKS Casemiro for a while, but Modric is so cheap now, I will stick with him, I wonder when La Liga TOTS comes... as TOTKS Casemiro will take a price hit then for sure).
    I guess all I can do is hope I pack someone from rewards as usual Smile
    Plus do the premier league guaranteed SBC a lot tonight and see if I pack anyone decent.
     
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    posted a message on fed up!

    You guys are FM veterans, I didn't play it 'quite that seriously' - but used to play 2 player with my mate when we were younger, we had a PC each in the same room and played over a LAN, hotseat was impossible multiplayer as scouring the transfer market was way too time consuming Smile

     

    I played from the championship manager 2 editions onwards (where you had to buy the extra leagues as separate games, the good old days, up util two or three releases after it became FM. We stopped after that.

     

    We did play 10-15 years into our careers with each edition, it was tons of fun.

     

    A few random red cards used to really get to us, even if they had good 'disciplinary stats' of some sort, yet a 'player would push another in the chest' or something ridiculous and you'd be down to 10 men!

     

    The one thing about CM/FM was how much it expanded my football knowledge beyond England... I learnt so much about the leagues. I learnt about tons of 'potential world class players' before they came anywhere near England.

    'Wonderkid' was a great description of youngster to sign, heh Smile

     

    I used to play with lower clubs on my own, but as multiplayer was so much more fun, I gradually phased single player out.

    I did however play a lot of 'premier manager 2 and 3' on the Amiga, you were always forced to start with a 'Vauxall Conference' team, I used to usually choose Dagenham (before they merged with Redbridge) and work my way up from there. It was a lot of fun, but probably not quite as good as FM, but as it was my first management game to play it will always have that special place.

     

    Since SBCs, FUT this year has expanded my knowledge of foreign leagues again. It reminds me of CM/FM a bit, but only in that respect of league education.

     

    It sounds like a lot of you guys are wasted playing FUT - you are capable of so much more.

     

    It is a shame there are no decent alternatives Sad

     

    I still remember 'Freddy Adu' appearing in CM/FM - professional contract at 13 wasn't it and he appeared in the game as 'wonderkid'.

    I think his first footage was doing some insane skill and a flick over his head etc. People said 'wow' - then he did EXACTLY the same with his other foot and blew everyone away. He never made it though, hyped up too earlry probably.

    My memory is a bit shadyso not sure whether I remember that quite well enough Smile

     

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    posted a message on Just done the EPL premium upgrade SBC twice and....
    Quote from jacobta >>

    Owning Alli and Kante POTY cards, I'm pretty sure if I do the BPL SBC if I get lucky and get a blue, it'll be one of them 2

     Same, but if I managed to get Aguero or Pogba, I'd finally be forced into selling Ronaldo lol.
    I'd run Alli/Pogba/Kante in midfield, Son 89 @ LF, Mane @ RF and whoever I can afford at ST Smile
     
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    posted a message on Just done the EPL premium upgrade SBC twice and....

    Ok, having just seen TOTW about to drop...

    There are some pretty good Premier League players in it...

     

    This brings more life to this SBC? Surely now is better than ever to do it, as you have a chance of hitting these cards too?

     

    Aguero 92

    Pogba 92

    Son 90 - CAM!!!

     

    To a lesser extent... Wijnaldum 84 rated.

     

    May have another stab at these...


    That Pogba 92 card is better than most of the TOTS cards IMO (due to 5 star skills and 4 star weak foot along with his stats... his MOTM was still over a million coins, but suspect that will drop a lot now as there is a better 'final' Pogba card)

    Son would be interesting, his POTM is no longer his 'best card' lol Smile

     

    I know EA have done this on purpose haha.

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    posted a message on WL qualifier
    Quote from sludgepipe >>
    Quote from jacobta >>

    If you already won it, you can enter and win it again - to get a dupe Signurdson - if you do, I'd advise using him in the 84+ TOTW SBC (you'll have to do it with companion app)

     Yeah I've just played the tournament and won him again. I had to quick sell the duplicate lol. Never though of putting the other one into a SBC beforehand doh. To be honest though my 'rewards' from the SBC's have been horrible and I don't enjoy doing them anyway so nothing lost...
     Oi! Quit hogging the Sig reward card, LOL Smile
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    posted a message on 150k in one hour

    Thanks for this post, I wasn't going to bother selling the players I had off, but this post made me have a look.....

     

    have made 50k (so far), would have made more yesterday, but better late than never, I have even held a few back in case there are other Pro League or Ered SBCs... you never know Smile

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    posted a message on WL qualifier
    Quote from Revron15 >>

    I just like Sigurdson.. I would get Lallana if it was just about the stats (tried Herrera and he felt awful, felt like his normal card and i couldnt justify the cost - replaced him with normal dembele who performs much better...) - will be gutted if i don't win a final as i was all over 2 people in the final, and they scored the worse goals... just adding I hit the post around 3 times a game... Managed 7 yesterday in one match, that is my all time high i think.. hoping to get less EAids today

     You'll do it, just try and forget what has happened so far, it is hard to do but I am sure the better player will come out on top soon.... and that will be you Smile
    EA are just trying to make you work a bit more for it, but you'll get there for sure.
    You have the team and ability to do it for sure.
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    posted a message on WL qualifier

     

    I had a go with a fairly average team to start with, failed twice, once in second round and once in first round.

     

    I then bought 2-3 quality players in (Rooney, Benzema and Modric) to add to the team (I have tons of special cards, so this sort of requirement is a pain in the arse really but it does encourage me to try different players).

     

    I won it first attempt with the 'improved team'.

     

    Gameplay was ok, usually in these knockout tournaments it is awful.

     

    I realise Benzema is a pretty effective poacher and finisher when you have 89Son and 94 Ronaldo next to him Smile

     

    I thought I'd majorly struggle with getting this TOTS Sig card, but I think I abused the requirements to get a 'leg up' on my opponents teams.

    I actually found the Bundesliga TOTS card harder to win than this one.

     

    If you have 50k coins to spare and a good team in the first place, you can easily manipulate the requirements to get full chemistry and use OP players.

     

    It seems rare to face a team who also has Ronaldo now. It is ALWAYS 89rated Son.

     

    The knockout tournament usually follows a similar pattern for me...

    Out of the 4 games, one is really close/1 mistake or good play wins the game - or it is decided by penalties.

    (this is usually the 'make or break game')

     

    Two are easy-ish wins and the other one is 50/50, I could play someone who is amazing, or they could be rubbish.

     

    Even when 3 goals down people don't seem to rage quit against me, unless it is late in the second half.

     

     

    I know it is 'easy to say' as I have the card, but the Sig card isn't that amazing...

    E.G. Ander Herrera's TOTS looks better in every possible area, I know it is 200k and Sig is free though, so maybe should keep my comments to myself Neutral Bear in mind most people will do all the weekly SBCs and get a guaranteed TOTS players at the end anyway.... it can't be sig, but it could be someone better!

     

    I still think EA should allow people to win this Sig card from winning division 1, or the same way you can 'qualify for FUT Champs' - as it would allow the best players to achieve it this way, rather than forcing everyone into the knockout tournament.

    People who get 'out teamed' all the time are at a disadvantage Sad

     

    As someone said, as soon as they put a 'player card reward' on the line for the tournament win, people play differently at a 'win at all costs' style - which is just bad for the game. Maybe they could change it to 'get 10 wins during the week and win the card'? Still with only 18 attempts or something?

    (You can't give people unlimited attempts otherwise they'd keep quitting off until they scored first).

     

    I definitely think when the tournament is split into 2x2day competitons, anyone who has the Sig/reward card in their club should not be allowed to enter it again, that is bang out of order on people who have to play them. Why should someone be able to win the card twice? There is just no need to allow people to do this IMO.

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