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    posted a message on Quick decisions..

     

    Quote from Justice4Barb >>

     

    Quote from blue_eddie >>

     

    Quote from Justice4Barb >>

    So I decided to do one. 

     

    I decided since I had some untradables and players I was happy to sacrifice I'd have a swing. Not including what it cost if I had have sold I paid 60k for 3 players to use across the 3 challenges. 

     

    I was praying for anything useable at least and...Brazil pops up. Unfortunately none of the 3 very desirable ones but still can't complain...Carlos.

     

    I was so hyped seeing Brazil because I knew it couldn't be a bust no matter what, only wish I didn't see LB and saw ST like my friend did, haha. Or at least CAM / CF...still, again can't complain. Could have been magnitudes worse!

     

    Should I use him in a 'Prime' SBC or play him? Anyone have experience with baby Carlos?

     

    I'm also very tempted to have another go as it didn't cost me much and I still have a lot of resources in which to use towards it a couple more times.

     I did it again, fourth time, hoping for a CB to do Prime Maldini, but no... CF.
    So now I've had:
    • Kluivert 86
    • Petit 85
    • Crespo 85
    • Bergkamp 87

    Not really sure how I feel, none of them are particularly great, but they could be worse?

    I would have loved to pack Carlos, as I want to do the prime, but am doing Gullit, never had Gullit in FUT before, so will be my last aim/target of FUT.

     
     
     
    I definitely think you've done rather well considering you haven't packed any of the really average 'baby icons', which is what deterred me from initially trying and possibly trying again. But worst case scenario, it's a cheaper way to get an icon to sacrifice for a 'prime' right.
    I did have 87 Bergkamp for a while and really enjoyed him. But sold towards TOTY KDB in the end. He was however great at CAM for me, but got lost at CM.
    Knowing my luck, if I go again I'll pull Deco or someone equally as average at this point in the game. But in that scenario, I'll be using said player for a 'prime sbc'. I'm undecided what to do with Carlos as of yet. Haven't had much game time with him yet, he has scored a few and a couple assists which has been nice. Should I put him into the 'prime'? 
    What chem card should get the most out of him until I decide what to do? I am a strong believer chem cards do fuck all though...so not sure it matters, haha.
    I'm planning on either aiming for 95 / 96 Striker Ronaldo as my next and possibly, last big ticket item. However I'm starting to think perhaps go for a prime icon I'd like as well, or try to. I don't know what I'd personally go for though, Gullit is really appealing to me but so are some of the others.
    I also think waiting until TOTS, will be the best route. As TOTS will reduce Ronaldo's price hopefully and the completion price for most of the 'prime' SBC's I believe. Due to the fact we may get 'guaranteed TOTS' SBC's again and the ratings will help massively in a 'prime' SBC. 
     
    Another worry I have, is I'm already 300k out from what I paid for TOTY KDB, that's not an issue because I love him. However, I'm certain his TOTS will be 97 maybe 98? And that will lower his price even more, I'm not to phased about the slight difference it'll be to his stats, I'm just concerned if I should sell now and buy back after TOTS at a lower cost or risk losing more?
     
     
     
     I would assume 'anchor' would be best for 'Baby Carlos' - Shadow is wasting chemistry points/gains as he already has great pace that an anchor will improve plenty.
    He needs a bit of strength and defending IMO.
    As for TOTS, I always thought TOTY cards were supposed to be the 'best card in the game' for a paricular player, so TOTS De Bruyne should NOT be better than his TOTY, but I know this rule is not completely set, e.g. they did TOTS as a +1 on top of TOTW for Ronaldo or Messi before? As they had nothing else they could do (e.g. it would be the same as an IF if it wasn't that high).
    IMO, they should do it 'the same as' and not 'better' (for TOTY or TOTS)- or maybe even give the TOTY a +1 and give the TOTS the old TOTY value before the +1? Or maybe a poisition change, but this position change idea doesn't really work for De Bruyne as he is always a central player (unlike Ronaldo and Messi as examples).
     
    EA have definitely extended the Guaranteed Icon SBC to keep prices up before TOTS, but I assume they will drop specific SBCs during TOTS to keep prices up even then, they may dip for a small time, but EA constantly play 'the game' of keeping card prices up lately, so no doubt they will do this again somehow, it is in their interests to keep 'packs' favourable bear in mind....
    I did wonder if they may bring the 'guaranteed icon SBC' back for TOTS, or they could even do a 'guaranteed middle icon SBC' during TOTS?
    Either that or I expect them to do a 88+ rated guaranteed TOTS player? With a high squad requirement rating, plus potentially a TOTS player as part of the squad?
    This could keep prices up?
     
    As for a 'guaranteed middle icon SBC' - I assume it would need to be a certain rated icon as the 'guarantee' otherwise it gets complicated, I know people say 'would they really do that sort of SBC' but for me, the fact they have done a 'guaranteed icon SBC at all' opens up pretty much ANY SBC to be possible?
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    posted a message on Don't know if I can play WL anymore

     

    Quote from MJELEB >>

    I'm gutted for you Eddie, I was keeping a watch on your wins knowing you were going for the 120.

     

    I think I'm going to get Battlefield this year.  It's going to be a WWII based version which I adore as MOHAllied Assault was one of my favourite online games.  I played Battlefield 4 and although it was EA I didn't have any problems with it.

     

    FUT is an unhealthy addiction.  I love football and I love playing the game but I must spend all these hours playing and trading to have the players I want.  I just want to be able to pick the game up and play with whatever players are on the game.

     

     
     You can imagine, after putting 'that much' in and losing out (arguably) because of a few disconnections, it is simply feeling distraught after, you can imagine my reaction when I concede that 90th minute goal Confused
    I should have switched to 4-2-3-1, but I don't want to just play like that.... still, for all that effort, I should just have done that, lesson for next time though.
    It can go two ways, I even feel even more determined to make elite3 monthly during April, or I go the other way and 'cannot be bothered'.
    The rewards are untradeable, surely EA can see a bit of 'customer service' and give me elite3 due to the disconnects etc? They are beyond my control, especially when I am winning.
     
    I was screwed out of a DKT win yesterday too, the game 'froze' after I scored a goal, it is a joke.
    Same with draft, packed a draft token, was leading 1-0, I was by far the better player, opponent managed an equaliser, then scored again quickly through a dodgy goal, they then immediately quit, which I am sure is 'cheating in draft' - yes I get to replay the game, but if I was confident of winning it is harsh having to replay a game, I know I went a goal down after leading, but it was still 'early on'.
     
    The game should not have any possible way of cheating, that's another issue entirely.
     
    Yes, completely agree, FUT is a massively unhealthy addiction.
    (Especially to reset every year, but I've covered all this in my other post)
    I am sure if I run a 'cheap meta team' I'd still manage gold2.
     
    It is REALLY INTERESTING to see the DKT having maximum gold player count of five players this week, as having 6 silver players in your team and seeing them compete against the gold players and how it gets mixed up... I find my Diame (Newcastle Utd) card often getting the better of gold players on the opposting team and these aren't just 'cheap' gold players, even muscled 'Baby Gullit' off the ball in one game.
    This experience, if anything has confirmed that unless you use all the players to their 'full potential' - looking at core aspects of the game, e.g. strategy/formation, shooting with both feet, using long shots, etc etc. Then really, there isn't a 'huge difference' between gold and silver players.
    Don't get me wrong, if you have a 'whole team' of gold players vs a 'whole team' of silver players, yes there is a collective difference, but when you put a couple of silvers in, it isn't the 'be all and end all' - if you apply this to having the best players in the game, e.g. Prime Gullit, Prime Ferdinand, Prime R9, then mixing in some meta players (e.g. Bailly, Valencia at RB, probably Bakayoko, even Jesus too...) then really, it is a 'fine team' to use.
    Your prime icons will excel and the others will 'hold their own against any other cards in the game' if you use them to their full effectiveness, e.g. don't try and go on long dribbles with Bakayoko lol.
     
    Anyway, probably stating the obvious, but I rarely play DKT, being a bank holiday I had a go and was surprised on what I discovered....
    I am sure last year silver players were more inferior, even meta players were more inferior (I think Smalling was less effective last year than Bailly is this year? Anyone agree?)
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    posted a message on Don't know if I can play WL anymore

     

    Quote from Daveyg82 >>

     

    Quote from blue_eddie >>

     

    Quote from MJELEB >>

    Anybody else just getting so sick of it?

     

    I'm attempting to play for fun and only going for the 11 wins.  However, I find about 1 in 6 games enjoyable.

     

    It's either lag/delay or sweaty players.

     

    I'm just so bored of people who just exploit the mechanics rather than actually playing.

     

     

     I was going to create another FUT Champs rage thread, just to vent, but I can't even be bothered to do that.
    Look at it this way, I am a pretty average player, I've banged on about my history of playing the game many times....
     
    I've played FUT Champs for all but two or three weekends since it came out with FIfa17, I am pretty much done with Ultimate Team completely.
    I managed Elite3 monthly a few times last year, Elite3 weekly once, the final WL of last year.
    This year I've managed Elite3 monthly once, was hoping for it again this month, but need to go 14-6 in last 20 games I think, I almost feel like I don't care, I put off FUT champs a lot today... to do other things.
     
    I love FUT, the concept is amazing.
    I have spent countless hours improving my team and playing competitive matches in FUT Champs.
    I accept I am a gold1/2 player, probably more often Gold2 it seems.
    I've been playing since FUT14 and I am pretty much done with playing 30 hours a week of the game, I used to still enjoy it... but now I'm not even sure I do enjoy it, it has become a different beast each year.
    Even thought FUT Champs is a sweatfest, I still used to enjoy actually competing and trying to get more wins, but now I don't even seem to enjoy it at all.
     
    In all fairness, if it isn't for FUT Champs and competitively playing FIFA, it does lack purpose, e.g. the year before FUT Champs I was getting kinda bored as there felt like no purpose as online seasons just wasn't 'enough' to keep you interested for more than 2-3 years, not to pile endless ours into it anyway....
    FUT Champs probably saved it for me and I actually wanted to keep playing for another year, SBCs kept me wanting to play too as they are fun... investing etc, it is all a whole new area, but it has changed again with these Icon SBCs and just how 'desperate' everyone is to win in FUT CHamps, it wasn't 'quite as bad as last year' but all the youtube vids, how huge it has become commercially.... it is just a 'win fest' - which just sucks, I completely agree with the Youtuber 'Inception' - he says FUT Champs is against what the game is about, 'fun' - and he is right, it isn't fun at all Sad
    This is forcing me to look at another game to play.... it's a huge shame Sad
     
     
    This is 100% me currently. I played 1 FUT champs game the weekend before last, I won it but just couldnt have been bothered to sit and slog out a ton of games so went and enjoyed my weekend. Then didnt even touch FIFA last week so wasnt qualified for this weekend, and I've realised its definately not worth my investment at weekends to play FUTchamps due to how boring and sweaty it now is.
    I do have the same problem now though, I loaded FIFA up last night and after 2 games turned it off. Its just boring now, Divisions are un rewarding and pointless and I'm already in Div 1 so nothing really to aim for, DKTs are ok to play but I CBA with FUTChamps so qualification means nothing to me now, outside of that there is little to involve you in the game.

    Similar to you Eddie I'm now looking for a new game to play, its sad as I'm football mad and love the FUT concept but frankly EA are putting very little into the game, they arent engaging with the market and they dont listen to the end users. They are simply hell bent on making profit rather than an engaging game people want to play, sadly things will never change as long as FUTchamps remains a Pay2Win mode and people invest in Fifa Points.
     See, this is the major issue for me - what to play instead.
    I love football, I love how dynamic it is, FUT is also dynamic, with IF cards, POTM SBCs and everything else 'thrown in'.

    FUT has been one of my favourite games/game modes ever, for sure - it has all the right ingredients, you start the game on the same level as everyone and there are various ways to improve your team, whether it is time related (playing the game, trading, investing etc) or money based (buying Fifa points).
    You 'grind' to improve your club, like 'levelling up' in other games.
    It is extremely addicitive, the growth of your club and your success based on it should be linked strongly etc.
    At least since FUT Champs and squad battles, there is a way to earn great packs and coins from PLAYING the game.
    The historic issue was always 'online seasons/divisions' wasn't good enough to gain coins.
    They have fixed this, but there was always going to be issues coming out of the woodwork.
    At the end of the day, the game is still in it's teething stages for substantial rewards you earn from playing (where the rewards outweigh having 'fun' in the game).
    E.G. With online seasons, the maximum prize money from 8-10 games (I think you can win the title in 7 or 8 games in division 1?) is 15,000 coins.
    My point is, if you don't win division 1, or you just 'hold' or even get relegated, it doesn't have a 'monumental' impact on your club, compared with losing 4 games in FUT Champs and finishing on 25 wins instead of 29 wins.
    The prize difference between each rank is fairly sbustial at the least, especially the more you go up (e.g. top 100 vs elite1 being the biggest gap as expected).
    Anyway, you obviously build your club to accomplish a 'mega team'.
     
    However, we all know it resets every year, I struggle to motivate myself to go through the whole process again just to sit on 'gold1'.
    Most games you get 2-3 years of gradually playing/progressing, with FUT, by the time you start etc to when the game 'starts winding down' you have under a year to actually play. Coupled with the fact if you want a 3 million coin player, e.g. I picked up Ronaldinho 2-3 weeks ago, I will only get to use him for a few months before going back to 'nothing' in my club and starting again with Fifa19. Also,
    Yes, I could improve how I play the game etc, play more safely etc.
    However, I don't play the game to earn a living, I work full time to earn money.
    I like to have fun, I use a few 'meta' players to compete but want to enjoy the rest of the players/game. I use SIF Mooy, NIF Courtois, FUTMAS Koscielny and FUTMAS Hererra.
    I know I probably should use De Gea, Bakayoko, Bailly etc, but even Bailly/Koscielny I honestly don't have any idea who is actually better, FUTMAS Koscielny or NIF Bailly, probably not much of a difference, one is stronger and a better 'defender' (Bailly), but one is better at passing/dribbling and bringing the ball out of defence (Koscielny). The fact the difference is so tiny suggests there is a huge issue with the game, one player is over 100k and one is 8k. This is simply a joke, but I know 'cheap meta players' will always exist, otherwise people couldn't 'universally compete' in FUT unless they have top rate squads. EA must keep 'everyone' interested.
    Yes, I play sweaty sometimes to get the odd result, but you 'resort' to it...
    I play Fifa/FUT for fun, playing such a conservative play style never giving possession up, using meta players and 'just playing to win' is not my idea of enjoying myself. So it defeats the purpose of me even playing the game.
    Anyway, I play the game to improve my team, the only 'real' purpose of FUT (for me personally, having a competitive nature) is to get a better 'rank/finish' in FUT Champs, so I build/develop my team for this, if I didn't play FUT Champs, I am not sure there is much purpose (for me personally).
     
    Anyway, SBs is brilliant for rewards and building the club up - but it is a grind, the gaming industry has developed into a situation where 'online gaming' is better than EVER Playing AI, every game has gone towards all PVP, so why has FUT suddenly stepped back from this, giving you better rewards from SBs against THE AI compared to online seasons? This is ridiculous to me.
    SBs is great, but I am bored of it and I only do it to progress/build the club with the packs, as it is the next best thing for rewards next to FUT Champs.
    There should be an online mode you can win packs with (outside of DKT), I mean a real organised ladder/SB type of game but 'online'.
    I know if they offered this with good rewards (slightly better rewards than SBs), then people would just 'dump' FUT CHAMPS for this alternative online game mode.
    Even if you play FUT Champs to 11 wins to re-qualify each week, you can go 11-3 and not really face a challenge (you then get challenged against top rate teams to bring your rank down to it's expected level, which does make sense from a matchmaking point of view if you use an 'average of 40 games' as right).
    Surely the idea is to get challenges against similar ranked opponents, you only get this for a small portion of the 40 games, I find I either score 2-3 goals then the opponent rage quits, very occassionally I get 'stuffed/thrashed' - but most of the time the game is decided by input lag/gameplay and whether it is a good experience or not.
    If there was a 'ladder' concept, it would mean you could play 10-20 games throughout the whole week and play similar level/teams as you.
    Problem is, the 'win at all costs' will be there all the while rewards are good/clearly divided by rank.
    So in one sense, what can EA do, either have 'rubbish rewards' where people don't 'play to win' in every game, or have the fut champs concept with great rewards but people playing meta teams and sweating it all the time?
     
    If EA did give a good alternative with FUT Champs, I assume FUT Champs would end up as a 'pro only' type of game mode, where most people playing it would all be at a level for qualifying for tournaments, or hitting elite3 or better.
    You'd have to make the 'alternative to fut champs' rewards of 'maximum 100k packs' or something for the 'very top' - e.g. no guaranteed TOTW packs, otherwise the best players would play both just for the rewards of both, similar to the top 100 of SBs these days....
     
    Anyway, I am sure that is enough from me on this for now Smile Thanks for reading.
     
     
     
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    posted a message on Quick decisions..

     

    Quote from Justice4Barb >>

    So I decided to do one. 

     

    I decided since I had some untradables and players I was happy to sacrifice I'd have a swing. Not including what it cost if I had have sold I paid 60k for 3 players to use across the 3 challenges. 

     

    I was praying for anything useable at least and...Brazil pops up. Unfortunately none of the 3 very desirable ones but still can't complain...Carlos.

     

    I was so hyped seeing Brazil because I knew it couldn't be a bust no matter what, only wish I didn't see LB and saw ST like my friend did, haha. Or at least CAM / CF...still, again can't complain. Could have been magnitudes worse!

     

    Should I use him in a 'Prime' SBC or play him? Anyone have experience with baby Carlos?

     

    I'm also very tempted to have another go as it didn't cost me much and I still have a lot of resources in which to use towards it a couple more times.

     I did it again, fourth time, hoping for a CB to do Prime Maldini, but no... CF.
    So now I've had:
    • Kluivert 86
    • Petit 85
    • Crespo 85
    • Bergkamp 87

    Not really sure how I feel, none of them are particularly great, but they could be worse?

    I would have loved to pack Carlos, as I want to do the prime, but am doing Gullit, never had Gullit in FUT before, so will be my last aim/target of FUT.

     
     
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    posted a message on Don't know if I can play WL anymore

     

    Quote from futhead_jhad >>

    I don't know how anyone grinds out 40 games of WL every single week.  Since 2017, I think I've played all 40 only twice.  Just don't have time with a family and other commitments.  Plus, it is hyper-competitive, so the slog of playing that many stressful games every weekend is just mental.  

     

    That said, I genuinely enjoy the competitive nature, but I only play enough to get the 11 wins.  That means I play 15-20 games over a 3 day period, and that works well for me.  I get a taste of the ultra-competitive mode which keeps me coming back for more.  If I was trying to bang out 40 every weekend, I have no doubt that I'd have long since given up this mode.  Just not worth it for this old dad...

     
     I'm fairly heartbroken as far as FUT is concerned now...
    I just played every game in March, needed 120 for Elite3 monthly, yet I've finished on 119 wins.
    Was even winning the final game to get 120 wins going into 88th minute, yet my team give the ball away through a sloppy pass and 50/50 challenge, the opponent scores and then beats me in extra time.
    My issue is, for monthly rewards, you work SO HARD and spend so much time, I mean 200 games of Fifa in one month is pretty hardcore and I've lost out on an extra 6 red cards by ONE GAME! Sad
    They simply need to vie us like a 'win xxx many games in a month to get 3 red cards, then 5, then 8, then 11 and so on, I think the gap between 5 and 11 is actually pretty awful
    I need to stop playing the game.
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    posted a message on Don't know if I can play WL anymore

     

    Quote from MJELEB >>

    Anybody else just getting so sick of it?

     

    I'm attempting to play for fun and only going for the 11 wins.  However, I find about 1 in 6 games enjoyable.

     

    It's either lag/delay or sweaty players.

     

    I'm just so bored of people who just exploit the mechanics rather than actually playing.

     

     

     I was going to create another FUT Champs rage thread, just to vent, but I can't even be bothered to do that.
    Look at it this way, I am a pretty average player, I've banged on about my history of playing the game many times....
     
    I've played FUT Champs for all but two or three weekends since it came out with FIfa17, I am pretty much done with Ultimate Team completely.
    I managed Elite3 monthly a few times last year, Elite3 weekly once, the final WL of last year.
    This year I've managed Elite3 monthly once, was hoping for it again this month, but need to go 14-6 in last 20 games I think, I almost feel like I don't care, I put off FUT champs a lot today... to do other things.
     
    I love FUT, the concept is amazing.
    I have spent countless hours improving my team and playing competitive matches in FUT Champs.
    I accept I am a gold1/2 player, probably more often Gold2 it seems.
    I've been playing since FUT14 and I am pretty much done with playing 30 hours a week of the game, I used to still enjoy it... but now I'm not even sure I do enjoy it, it has become a different beast each year.
    Even thought FUT Champs is a sweatfest, I still used to enjoy actually competing and trying to get more wins, but now I don't even seem to enjoy it at all.
     
    In all fairness, if it isn't for FUT Champs and competitively playing FIFA, it does lack purpose, e.g. the year before FUT Champs I was getting kinda bored as there felt like no purpose as online seasons just wasn't 'enough' to keep you interested for more than 2-3 years, not to pile endless ours into it anyway....
    FUT Champs probably saved it for me and I actually wanted to keep playing for another year, SBCs kept me wanting to play too as they are fun... investing etc, it is all a whole new area, but it has changed again with these Icon SBCs and just how 'desperate' everyone is to win in FUT CHamps, it wasn't 'quite as bad as last year' but all the youtube vids, how huge it has become commercially.... it is just a 'win fest' - which just sucks, I completely agree with the Youtuber 'Inception' - he says FUT Champs is against what the game is about, 'fun' - and he is right, it isn't fun at all Sad
    This is forcing me to look at another game to play.... it's a huge shame Sad
     
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    posted a message on I've done R9!

     

    Quote from MJELEB >>

    I'm not finding that loose balls drop to him or keeping the ball but I'm scoring from all over the place with ease.

     

    I've had a couple of games where I haven't scored though!  Some people are so good I can't get the ball to his feet for 90 mins somehow.  Eric Bailly outruns and outmuscles him obviously.

     

    His weak foot is awesome, just like in real life.  You can score screamers or long range finesse shots on either foot.

     

    I've scored every type of goal with him so far other than a bicycle kick.

     

    I wish they could get rid of the bayonet tackles people do, it doesn't matter that it's R9 when they just run straight through you from behind.

     

    I played a game where we both had R9 and won 1-0 scoring with Henry.

     

     
     I actually hate Bailly with a passion, I know Smalling was horrendously OP last year, but this it just takes the biscuit with Bailly.
    My Ronaldinho loses out to Bailly so often it drives me mad! Sad
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    posted a message on Extension to guaranteed Icon SBC, league SBCs and general.

    So.... EA have given us another two weeks of the guaranteed icon SBC.

     

    I find this an interesting-ish move from EA, I honestly thought they'd keep this a limited time frame, e.g. just the initial two weeks.

    They've basically 'fiddled all of us' with this extension IMO.

     

    I wonder if it was always their intention to run it for two weeks then extend for another two weeks?

     

    I don't think any of us saw another two weeks of it coming (along with no league SBCs).

     

    I honestly think EA only intended to run it for two weeks, but the amount of 'pack sales' they've managed to get from it and the fact players have such a high value suits them perfectly as packs are worth more.

    I strongly believe EA have had their 'best ever profit' from packs this year, with this current time in the cycle hitting a peak compared to other years.

     

    They have also 'taught investors a lesson' and proved they can manipulate the market however they want by not doing the league SBCs again.

     

    Do we think league SBCs are another two weeks away now?

     

    How does this affect the whole timeline? E.G. Isn't TOTS due soon? Do we think it will go from icon SBCs straight into TOTS? As the 'real life season' is drawing to a close.

     

    I guess they could do icon SBCs for two weeks, do a week for league SBCs and other stuff, including POTY cards? Then run TOTS a week later?

     

    The huge interesting point about them extending the guaranteed icon SBC is the fact anyone getting monthly FUT Champs rewards can use them in an icon SBC!

    I like the idea of this, but on the whole would rather they have ended guaranteed icon SBC after the initial two week period.

     

    Cards are still being massively 'eaten up' over this time.

    If they do actually do the last league SBCs, I expect them to either 'all come at once' or maybe over a 4 week period, 2 one week, then a two week gap and then the last/final league SBCs next.

     

    I assume they will do some form of SBC this weekend, just for the timing of Easter, even if the religious aspects of it are not supported by EA?

     

    Religious aspects are the only reason I can think of they'd skip it?

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    posted a message on Some Challenge at LB now!

     

    Quote from Rmcdowall93 >>

    With the new TOTW out we see a new IF 87 Alaba

     

    First thing i dont was compare him to PTG 87 Sandro,

     

    They are very similar and basically same price but who do you think would be better, the workrates or Sandro and his stamina might just give him the edge 

     
     For most people this is down to 'personal preference'. Playstyle and probablyt chemistry on who else is in your team.
    E.G. Alex Sandro is more like a CB at LB. Great defending stats, strength etc, but not great on the ball.
    Alaba is more mobile and feels better 'on the ball'  - dribbling/agility etc.
     
    It is interesting they are the same price though.
     
    As you said, probably Sandro is a slightly better option for defending... due to workrates, as H/H is usually more sought after as it is more balanced, stamina is also important when defending against Ronaldo etc in ET Smile
     
    Maybe irrelevant, but for the minor upgrades to each, I don't think either gives good 'value for money'.
    It is a 'small improvement' for such a mammoth cost IMO.
     
    If you have 'coins to burn' sure - why not upgrade, but otherwis4e, that 300k+ can go into something better elsewhere in the team....?
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    posted a message on Quick decisions..

    I personally found it worthwhile.

    I did three icon SBCs...

     

    Number one I packed 86 rated - Patrick Kluivert.

    Used him to complete Roanldinho SBC as I had one icon left to submit.

     

    Number two I packed 85 rated Blanc - not a great card at this stage in the game, but worth doing for a future Prime icon SBC.

    Number three I packed 85 rated Crespo - Only opened this pack today, not sure what to do with him yet, but will probably use him for a prime Icon SBC.

     

    I did it three times because:

     

    I needed an icon to finish Ronaldinho - which is obvious.

    For the cost, I had a couple of untradeables here and there and lots of players in my club as part of 'league investments' - so rather than sell I thought I'd get a couple of cheap icons ready for another Prime Icon SBC.

    If it ended up being an amazing baby Icon (Gullit, Vieira, R9 etc) I would have kept it and used it, but worst case scenario I can use for a prime icon SBC, as I will probably end up doing one more....

     

    Maybe Vieira.

     

    Wanted a 'baby icon CB' to do the Maldini one, but both latest ones are CM/ST central positions...

    So Vieira could be the best idea, unless I get great pack luck and can afford to do R9 or Gullit somehow.

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    posted a message on Need Advice - Closing games Div1

     

    Quote from Rmcdowall93 >>

    hahaha its okay, i didnt mean it literally but sometime you face an opponent using whatever formation and it just seems like they can cut you apart in a couple of passes without you being able to do anything

    To be fair i faced a guy in the DKT that i literally tried to just walk through because i was 6-0 up and bored haha he wouldnt quit so i tried to just not sprint Lol

     
     Lol - yeah I know what you mean, sometimes defending feels impossible and your opponent puts in 'quick fire passes' and your players feel like statues etc.
    :)
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    posted a message on Need Advice - Closing games Div1

     

    Quote from Rmcdowall93 >>

     

    Quote from giovanniqm >>
    Quote from Rmcdowall93>

     

    Dont go defensive, if your 4-0 go for 5 or 6, i picked that up in the last pro tournament and have heard it alot in videos,

     

    Going defensive just invites pressure and when you concede 1 or 2 you start to just crumble, just keep playing how you were, you dont necessarily have to push super offensive but just just going ulta defence because your 4-0 up

    Thank you, I think that's my mistake, as soon I go up by that many and they score one goal I panic and change my mentality to defense and then fall apart. Once they score the 2nd goal is the worse. I will just keep my game going and hope for better results. 

     

    Quote from blue_eddie >>

      

     
    I would never condone it, but you could always 'time waste' once going 3-0 up, even if it is early on and it just makes the opponent annoyed and gets them to rage quit, lol Wink
     
     Haha I have hated this the whole time, but I might just do it just to win the tittle, it's bugging me so much to not be able to win it but I have seen the pro's do it so why not. 
     
     
     Changing tactics is a big reason as to why games can change, if a player pauses always assume they are changing formation or tactics and keep and eye out to see what they do,
    I always try to see what formation my opponent is running so i can keep an eye of how they are going to play, eg. if i see a 433 im going to expect alot of wing play, 41212 im going to expect alot of one touch passes,
    Always have a backup formation if things arent working too, My top formations for me are 4321, 4312 and 4231 and i can easily switch between them if i need to ( not that it really helps me because im not that good hahaha) but it stops the opponent being as effective if they are just walking through you
     
    Yes, totally agree, thanks for sharing your formation....
     
     Sorry, totally joke comment this next part really, but I couldn't help myself...
    From your quote....
    "but it stops the opponent being as effective if they are just walking through you"
     
    If the opponent is 'just walking through you' it is probably down to the game engine, slow gameplay, input delay or lag.
    LOL Smile Smile w/ teeth Smile w/ teeth Smile w/ teeth Smile w/ teeth Smile w/ teeth
    (sorry, I'm in that sort of mood after the day I've had)
     
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    posted a message on Need Advice - Closing games Div1

     

    Quote from Rmcdowall93 >>

    Dont go defensive, if your 4-0 go for 5 or 6, i picked that up in the last pro tournament and have heard it alot in videos,

     

    Going defensive just invites pressure and when you concede 1 or 2 you start to just crumble, just keep playing how you were, you dont necessarily have to push super offensive but just just going ulta defence because your 4-0 up

     
     I think this is good advice.
    I mainly play FUT Champs, but it appears to be the same for online divisions too for me personally.
    I often go 2-0 and then the opponent scores a goal to make it 2-1 - I am a little worried at this point, but I rarely ever go 'defensive' (unless it is past the 80th minute...) - and often I end up scoring again to make it 3-1.
     
    I guess the only major thing to be conscious of is 'opposition tactics changes'?
    e.g. You go 3-0 up, your opponent pauses the game, switches tactics, then scores to make it 3-1 - it is worth pausing again to check their tactics and trying to counter them or nullify what they've done? Even changing to the same tactics as them could 'cancel each other out' which is technically enough if you are already two goals to the good/ahead.
    Otherwise, if you get 3-0 up, surely you are using a system and have the upper hand and are winning because of your formation and play style, if you manage to go 3-0 up with plenty of time left, surely you will end up scoring again?
     
    I would never condone it, but you could always 'time waste' once going 3-0 up, even if it is early on and it just makes the opponent annoyed and gets them to rage quit, lol Wink
     
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    posted a message on Best controller for Xbox

    I've never found anything better than the official one. Due to the cost I'd expect it to be the best one available!!! But you never know.

    I even looked at the 'Elite' controller that has an RRP of like £150 or something silly. It is not supposed to be that much better if at all, I wish I had a more durable controller, my left analogue stick seems to break, you may say I am heavy handed, but I never managed to break a single Xbox 360 controller in YEARS of gaming, yet I have been through about 8 (yes, 8, that is not a typo) Xbox One controllers since the console came out.

    I am sure I just seem to break the weakest part of the controller that exists each time.

    Even shipped 4 back to MS and replaced them with brand new controllers free of charge, so it surely suggests it isn't 'consumer damage' otherwise they would have billed/charged me each time? I sent all four back at once too, so wasn't trying to 'hide anything' from them.

    :/

     

    I would suggest getting either a 'white one' - e.g. latest 'version' of the MS Controller (there could be older versions of the black one still knocking around in warehouses I think?)

    Or a custom colour one guarantees a later version/latest version pad, I use a blue one ATM - has lasted longer than three of the others put together so far.

     

     

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    posted a message on Anyone Played Prime R9 Yet?

    I played against him once in the WL just gone.

    It was ridiculous, he scored two 'unplayable goals' against me, I actually came back to 2-2, then another player in my opponents team scored 'in off the post' from a country mile out?!'. My opponent shushed me after going 2-0 up - which annoyed me, he had a pretty average team, except he had R9 and R7.

    After going 3-2 up he literlaly time wasted for the whole last third of the game, I mean why do you need to time waste when you have the two best cards in the game?!

     

    This is what really ruins the game Confused

     

    I even messaged him after, nothing abusive or anything, just something like...

     

    "lol, you have the two best cards and you time waste :D:D:D"

     

    He replied with just laughter and peace sign (or it was two fingers up at me in the rude sense, but whichever it was, it makes no difference to me lol)

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