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    posted a message on New Fun Team or Upgrade Suggestions?

    Cheers for that, I myself am wondering about De Gea. I used to use NIF Lloris, who i've always rated in the last few FIFA's however I packed De Gea in my weekly rewards a couple of weeks back so just put him in the team. I, same as you, have found that for his price tag he isnt all that affective.

    I did used to have Neymar OTW card when he got upgraded to the 95 version, i played with him for about 50 games and you are right he was quality....certainly better for me than the 91 Pele. The annoying thing for me is a bought him at 1,495,000 and now he is closer to 1.8mill Neutral But he was very fun to play with so I might just take another stab at trying him Smile

     

    I'm finding FIFA a bit boring currently, so I either need to take a break or try something to make it a bit more fun like using players I would never or have never used before Smile

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    posted a message on Best Formation to Defend agains 3-4-2-1

    Not sure what the best formation is but if I have a lead like 2-0 or 1-0 and its coming up to the 75th min or so I always switch to 4-2-3-1(2) and set the CDM's, RB and LB to stay back while attacking, usually find this works for me and helps defend a lead Smile If you are particularly worried you can even set the RM and LM to come back on defence to assist also meaning you have a nice block of 4 and 4 to be broken down.

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    posted a message on New Fun Team or Upgrade Suggestions?

    HI Guys,

     

    Getting a bit bored of FIFA these days, mainly as its the same old and I use the same old week in week out. So just wondered if anyone could suggested some changes to my team or suggest some fun players to play with that I could build a team around. My curent team is this :- http://www.futhead.com/18/squads/2991600/ , Henry, Valencia, Deco are all untradeable but the rest are. I have about 350K coins left with club full of players so could probably get to about 600-750K if needed Smile

     

    Cheers,
    Dave

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    posted a message on Top Formations After Recent Patch?!?

    I use the 4-1-2-1-2 (2), have every FIFA and this hasnt changed for me regardless of the patches, I still find it the most affective for me personally Smile I finished the weekend on 11 - 3, which I'm happy enough with as I only play enough to requalify and also get Silver 1 Monthly. 

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    posted a message on Aguero

    I think this is literally one of the worst SBC requirements I have seen....I get that they had to make it expensive but its looking like its between 1.5m-2m which is just ridiculous. PLus these is likely a limited amount of Aguero TOTW cards availalble so they are really limiting the numbers that can do this. I was looking forward to this POTM too, I prepared a lilttle but thankfully wont get hit too hard, this is just disappointing tho Sad

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    posted a message on Rui Costa upgrade

    I had Rui Costa for about the 250-300 games, he was very good but then I traded him in to complete the Prime Henry SBC, it was a tough decision as Rui Costa is class but as an Arsenal fan how can I not get Henry Smile

     

    I agree with Eddie, Costa is definitely a better CAM, his dribbling and strength makes him a great hold up player and his passing is brilliant so he can unleash great passes for your ST's. Definately put a Hunter chem style on him which just ups his pace and shooting and he will be very affective for you.

     

    He's ok in CM, especially if you play him RCM as that postion tends to be more attacking but he will imo be nowhere near affective in CM as he will in CAM.

     

     

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    posted a message on Upgrades
    Quote from Rmcdowall93 >>
    Quote from Daveyg82 >>
    Quote from Rmcdowall93 >>
    Quote from MJELEB >>

    When are the upgrades?

     

    I'm assuming all special card versions get the upgrade like last year but the NIF stays the same with a new upgraded version in packs?

     

    I heard Boras say Milinkovic will get an upgrade, he's already a beast so I'd buy him now if you haven't got him already as I'm sure his price will rocket.

     

    Any other worthy investments you can think of?

     If you go onto futwiz and head to the news section they have upgrade predictions for all the leagues
     Do you have the link for this, i couldnt find it :S
     It would help if i gave you the right place first Lol my bad its Futbin
     Ha Ha makes sense why I couldnt find it now Lol Will give it a look now, cheers Smile
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    posted a message on Upgrades
    Quote from Rmcdowall93 >>
    Quote from MJELEB >>

    When are the upgrades?

     

    I'm assuming all special card versions get the upgrade like last year but the NIF stays the same with a new upgraded version in packs?

     

    I heard Boras say Milinkovic will get an upgrade, he's already a beast so I'd buy him now if you haven't got him already as I'm sure his price will rocket.

     

    Any other worthy investments you can think of?

     If you go onto futwiz and head to the news section they have upgrade predictions for all the leagues
     Do you have the link for this, i couldnt find it :S
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    posted a message on General WL Ramblings
    Quote from blue_eddie >>
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    I have come to terms with just playing to get Silver 1, as I have young family and it would be too hard for me to play 40 games every weekend. Its great now that you only need 11 wins to re-quaify automatically. My hope is that I might pull the odd decent monthly reward from Silver 1, so far I have got IF Fernandinho, IF Telles and IF Castillo, the first 2 were decent but Castillo was pointless Neutral

     

    Usually I play some games Fri, Sat and Sun nights but this weekend I had a bit more time so managed to play 36 games, I finished on 24 wins which is my highest ever, then again I dont normally play more than 20 games a weekend Tongue I find the time of day can have a MASSIVE impact on results. I finished Friday on 9 - 2 which was a decent start, but I went on Saturday afternoon for a bit and lost 6 games straight...similar to you MJELEB, with the majority going to ET and me losing. The games also seemed very laggy and like there was a bit of delay for me.  I was pretty annoyed at this point, but had to stop anyways to sort somethings. I got back on that night again for a couple of hours and the results were massively different I went on a 7-1 run, leaving my record at 16- 9...if only I hadnt played those games Saturday afternoon Sad Sunday was pretty much the same with me finishing on a 8 - 3, giving me a record of 24 - 12 overall. For me it certainly seems the servers are really bad at certain times of the day compared to others. Maybe thats something to look at? Although I know we cant always play when we want to so that might not be possible Sad

     

    Another thing I changed is that during the week I play my pressure at 50, so I press higher up in my half with aggression set to 65. However with all the counter attacking that happens in WL, I decided to reduce the pressure to 10. This helped me massively, my back 4 seemed to stay in place alot more and that allowed me to control my CDM and stop attacks. I'll put it back up to 50 outside of WL but definately think I'll be changing it back for WL.

     

    I find the WL rewards the strangest thing, last weekend I only managed 6 games, won 5 lost 1 so finished Bronze 1. When I got my rewards on Friday morning I thought to myself 'Whoop Bronze1 rewards cant wait to pack a non rare' Tongue So I hit open on my players pack, looked away at something else as wasnt expecting much and I ended up packing De Gea Neutral This is easily the best pull I have had from Weekly rewards, from the lowest finish I have had...which is so strange Neutral

     Sometimes rewards and pack luck just seem to make no sense at all.
    It is completely down to 'luck' for sure - you may have a 'slightly better statistical chance' of packing better players in 100k Jumbo Rare Player Packs, but I don't think there is a huge difference. The 'better' packs start with 25k Premium Gold Player packs or anything that includes gold players guaranteed are good IMO. The non rare gold players are fairly rare compared to 'rare golds' as the promotional events usually mean tons of 'rare gold players' get injected into the game.
    I opened about 4 packs from Bundesliga SBC packs yesterday, all 6 players or less and managed to pack 87 rated Iniesta, MOTM Vazquez and IF Ramsey, this is incredible really? 70k worth of players. It is total luck, I guess the special cards from those three aren't 'too difficult' to pack in reality though as they are not high rated.
    I think I opened the 25k premium gold player pack the other day from a reward of some sort (not WL or SB reward, an SBC reward) and packed Kroos.
    I sometimes wonder whether 'time of day' makes a difference, I packed Neuer and a few other players on separate occasions around 2-3am GMT/British Summer Time, but it just seems to be completely 'random'.
    Congrats on packing DDG, very nice pull indeed.
    I packed Pogba from a Mega pack on the first day of FUTMas. Yet from a number of 50k/100k packs, I've packed absolutely nothing special at all (all from WL rewards, SBC rewards etc)
    I think you are right, 'time of day' and how fast the game 'feels' does have quite an impact for sure.
    You seem to know when to put the control pad down lol, if I had 4 games left and was on 24 wins, I'd probably lose an hour's sleep to finish the games, at least until I managed 25 wins.
    What team do you run at the moment Daveyg82? Just curious.
     
    I must admit, I've never changed anything with 'pressure' or custom tactics in FUT18 or earlier versions.
    I simply leave it at default, maybe this is where I am going wrong? Would it make that big a difference?
    I dont have the best team currently altho admittedly I had 2.5million coins sitting there because I'm a miser Smile  and also wasnt sure what to do upgrade wise Smile This is the team I ran last weekend: http://www.futhead.com/18/squads/2930757/ , I have since upgraded Bakayoko to 88 Petit and Jesus to OTW Lacazette (Purely because am an Arsenal fan), strangely am not a fan of Auba in game at all.....I bought his OTW card twice but sold him again after a number of games both times. I am purely holding onto Aguero also in anticipation for his POTM, which I would like to do unless it is to expensive, in which case I will sell for hopeful profit Smile I have so many cards in my club that I could easily do a couple of Icon SBC's but just no one stands out, I was going to do the Petit one but when I compared the 88 seemed better value for money and is tradeable again! I loved Deco in the previous Fifa versions so he may be someone I do, especially as he is cheap and relatively easy to complete Smile
    I definitely find that the 'time of day' I come on to play WL has a big affect on my performance, like I mentioned above I found Saturday afternoon very bad in regards to speed up lag and input delay, but when I played in the evenings 7- 9ish or 11pm + games just felt smoother for me and my win ratio was drastically increased.
    As for Custom tactics its worth a go at testing some of the settings, I dont find alot have a massive affect so arent that important but I definitely found due to the amount of counter attacking in WL that setting pressure to '10' helped me massively. Also as people dont tend to cross too much these days I changed team width for defense to 40 which kept my defenders closer together meaning if I dived in with one (as we all do, rush of blood to the head) then there was another defender close by allowing me to cover Smile These helped me in WL,  I dont play them outside of WL tho as the gameplay is so different. I'm also not much of a counter attacker, prefer to pass about and create a good oppportunity, so because of my slower build up my players often commited to attack meaning I was easily countered, these two settings along with aggression at '65' seemed to help me Smile
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    posted a message on General WL Ramblings

    I have come to terms with just playing to get Silver 1, as I have young family and it would be too hard for me to play 40 games every weekend. Its great now that you only need 11 wins to re-quaify automatically. My hope is that I might pull the odd decent monthly reward from Silver 1, so far I have got IF Fernandinho, IF Telles and IF Castillo, the first 2 were decent but Castillo was pointless Neutral

     

    Usually I play some games Fri, Sat and Sun nights but this weekend I had a bit more time so managed to play 36 games, I finished on 24 wins which is my highest ever, then again I dont normally play more than 20 games a weekend Tongue I find the time of day can have a MASSIVE impact on results. I finished Friday on 9 - 2 which was a decent start, but I went on Saturday afternoon for a bit and lost 6 games straight...similar to you MJELEB, with the majority going to ET and me losing. The games also seemed very laggy and like there was a bit of delay for me.  I was pretty annoyed at this point, but had to stop anyways to sort somethings. I got back on that night again for a couple of hours and the results were massively different I went on a 7-1 run, leaving my record at 16- 9...if only I hadnt played those games Saturday afternoon Sad Sunday was pretty much the same with me finishing on a 8 - 3, giving me a record of 24 - 12 overall. For me it certainly seems the servers are really bad at certain times of the day compared to others. Maybe thats something to look at? Although I know we cant always play when we want to so that might not be possible Sad

     

    Another thing I changed is that during the week I play my pressure at 50, so I press higher up in my half with aggression set to 65. However with all the counter attacking that happens in WL, I decided to reduce the pressure to 10. This helped me massively, my back 4 seemed to stay in place alot more and that allowed me to control my CDM and stop attacks. I'll put it back up to 50 outside of WL but definately think I'll be changing it back for WL.

     

    I find the WL rewards the strangest thing, last weekend I only managed 6 games, won 5 lost 1 so finished Bronze 1. When I got my rewards on Friday morning I thought to myself 'Whoop Bronze1 rewards cant wait to pack a non rare' Tongue So I hit open on my players pack, looked away at something else as wasnt expecting much and I ended up packing De Gea Neutral This is easily the best pull I have had from Weekly rewards, from the lowest finish I have had...which is so strange Neutral

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    posted a message on Anybody still playing Squad Battles?
    On yourQuote from MJELEB >>

    I don't touch the defending either.  I don't see the point in having to swap between how you defend online vs single player.

     

    I just wish you could have between midnight sunday to midnight sunday to play 45 games instead of how it is now.  I get time for about 6 games a day.  The last fortnight I've had time for 4 attempts in the DKT along with completing SBs.  I just wish I could spend the week having enough attempts to get in WL and then play SB's over the weekend if I fail to qualify or something.

     

    So far in the DKT (or any multiplayer mode actually) I find I win when there's no lag and struggle when there is.  In the DKT I get to the semi every time and then appear to suffer more delay than my opponent and lose.  Perhaps the squad battles has meant I'm not adjusting to lag when I play the odd DKT game?

    Completely agree with you on the Weekend League extending to become the Week League Tongue I work 9-5 everyday and have young kids so its a real struggle to find anytime (never mind enough for 40games) to fit in games, infact I cant so I dont even attempt to. This weekend I played 24 games (18- 6) and just stopped there, thats got me Silver 1 for the month (52 wins) with 2 weekends left but I dont think I'll bother playing anymore now, i'll just enjoy my Christmas Holidays instead.
    On the WL thing, I see no reason why this method wouldnt work, From 00:00 on Monday until 23:59 the following Sunday you are eligible to play in WL, so you have a full 7 days to play 40 games (avg 6 per day). If you finish Gold 3 plus you are auto qualified and can play when you want. If not a, then theres a DKT everyday, Mon-Fri with 4 attempts per day, meaning you arent rushing to attempt to qualify, just the later you do the less time you have to play games. Personally I think that would take the stress out of the game and keep FIFA more relevant during the week also.
    Edit: Also when I stopped playing SB's and played mor Online based modes like Divisions I seemed to be able to better handle lag online and it also helped me in WL. SB AI teams play so possessive, or at least used to....you rarely play anyone like that online, its all sitting back and fast countering so I didnt fnid SB's helped my game play online.
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    posted a message on Current Team, packed an expensive 87 rated player and not sure what to do next...
    Quote from blue_eddie >>
    Quote from Daveyg82 >>
    Quote from blue_eddie >>

    Ok, so here goes, current team: http://www.futhead.com/18/squads/2142712/

    I swap to a 4-3-1-2 in game with Alessandrini and Mane as ST, Costa as CAM and the usual from there.

     

     

     

     

    How do you find prime Petit?
    Anyway, I am not trying to justify it.
    He is very solid, just overpriced is the verdict.
    Yeah I thought he was very solid when I used him, also like you say he chipped in with a few goals Smile But with it being so early in the game and him being tradeable for me I thought the money would be best spend elsewhere. I suppose to a degree packing IF Fernandinho in a my FUT champs rewards swayed me to selling Petit, once I put an anchor card on Fernandinho he seemed to do a good job for me there alongside Matuidi and then having a more attacking CM alongside them. 
    Thanks for the feedback I might at a later point invest in him again, but jsut wanted to see what someone elses opinion on him was Smile
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    posted a message on Current Team, packed an expensive 87 rated player and not sure what to do next...
    Quote from blue_eddie >>

    Ok, so here goes, current team: http://www.futhead.com/18/squads/2142712/

    I swap to a 4-3-1-2 in game with Alessandrini and Mane as ST, Costa as CAM and the usual from there.

     

     

     

     

    How do you find prime Petit? I packed his prime card the weekend he was released, I played him for a few weekends then sold him. Which is one thing I said I wouldnt do, sell an Icon if I packed one (first Icon/Legend I've ever packed on any fifa), and as an Arsenal fan I defo thought I would keep him. But tbh I didnt find for his value he added much to the team, I play just as well with Matuidi, Red FUTChamps Fernandinho and Willian as my CM's as I did with Petit in there (replacing Willian or Fernandino). So I shipped him out and invested the money elsewhere. i did the Christmas SBC yesterday too and packed Baby Icon Rui Costa Smile w/ teeth (2nd ever Icon/Legend) so sold him too as I have the untradeable Prime and bought 90 Del Piero Smile
     
    My team now looks like this:- http://www.futhead.com/18/squads/2149308/
    Walker/Sandro/Courtois/Rui Costa/Fernandinho are all untradeable!
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    posted a message on Anybody still playing Squad Battles?

    I gave up SB's aftr about 3-4 weeks of the game coming out, found it to be a chore to complete the games, hate playing the AI too. I'd much rather play online divisions, less rewards but I prefer playing against an actual opponent.

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    posted a message on FUTMAS SBC's

    I'm holding out for the Kosclieny SBC card (unfortuately he's near the end) however I may do the Paulinho one also as his NIF card is really good.

     

    Other than that I havent been tempted by any of the others, they are either players I would never use or are ridiculously priced to complete. I was looking at Muriel last night, to get him you need a full 84 rated team with an IF......for an 83? FUTBIN has it costing around 70K on Xbox, considering you can buy Alessandrini who has bettter stats for cheaper and he'd be tradeable, it just doesnt make sense unless you like that player.

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