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Author Topic: FUT '17 - In-game Stories  (Read 342 times)

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Re: FUT '17 - In-game Stories
« Reply #30 on: November 23, 2016, 03:44:22 am »
I've been bouncing endlessly between Division 3 and 4. Still to figure out my favourite formation and custom tactics. Had moved away from my 433(5) and 433(2). Had a bit of success with 4411 and 4231(2), but was starting to really struggle to score. Was getting to the stage where if I conceded, I would at best get a draw. This all came to a head last week where I couldn't win a game to save my life. Didn't win for 13 games or so, but turned it around with a bit of playing around with custom tactics, and a return to 433(5). Also have really started to enjoy my 4231 Al Soma team this week and it has got me to the weekend league for the first time. Key to my decent form recently has been that I have started to score more than one goal a game which makes things a bit easier. Starting with attacking mentality from kick off instead of balanced has helped. Seen stuff about balanced being very dodgy on the dark side. I'm not really sure but getting two big strong physical centre backs has also been a vast improvement. You can ease a weaker, much faster attacker off the ball so easily. It's a lot easier being in front by going for it early then playing catchup against a park the bus mass group of auto tackling, auto blocking defenders. For some reason attacking seems less prone to counter attack than balanced.
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Ben Arfa - 104
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SBC Giovinco - 62

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Re: FUT '17 - In-game Stories
« Reply #31 on: December 01, 2016, 06:25:10 am »
Have had mates from the US for the past few weeks, so not much playing. Dropped them off y'day morning at the airport & then got to play some games last night ...

Pretty much a new season in D1 after the kid lost the 1st game. Ups 'n downs ... win 1, lose 2, win 3. Won the last game of the season to end 5-1-4 and avoid relegation. Just the one laggy game, but other than that, good run and enjoyable. Still have the crap and/or funnies, but sometimes for me ...

Had to watch it all on that one, as he was a bit of a twat.

Liked this one by the new ('17 at least) addition - MVB:

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Re: FUT '17 - In-game Stories
« Reply #32 on: December 14, 2016, 08:26:21 pm »
Just cannot fathom this game.  Starting to think it is just me, and my inability to be consistent?

One session I am stroking the ball around, and sides cannot touch me, and then the next session I cannot score a goal, or buy a win.

Got to the brink of promotion to D6 for the first time on F17.
Needed one win from two games... we all know how this pans out...

Lost the first one from a winning position, in the 90th.
Went ahead in the second one 1-0, and was bossing it by half time.
Oppo spent half time messing with his team, then came out and slaughtered me in the second half.
Could not get out of my half, or retain the ball. HOW do they do that???
Managed to keep him out until the 89th and then drew 1-1... promotion failed.

Got relegated to D8 the next season, then to D9.

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Re: FUT '17 - In-game Stories
« Reply #33 on: December 15, 2016, 08:24:16 am »
Ouch mate! This game can be brutal.

Last night with the monstrous OP team - win 7-1. The guy played (tried) till the end, but everywhere he turned (he was a bit too predictable) got the ball, broke away & scored. It was too easy & felt for the guy (only a bit). Win the next with the fitness team - which has the quite incredible SBC David Villa in there (7 in 8 with a few rage quits) - get an easy win.

Next game ... vs 3 atb noob Serie A team ... for the life of me could not get anything going. Obviously this game he had the 'supreme connection' & his players all over me and never got a chance to get going.

So ... for me it is random and it an even be the whole session goes like that. With it being 'in my head' too, I even exit the game, restart the console, take 5/10 minutes to 'reset myself'. Know it sounds weird, but I've seen it with the kid and the Weekend League. When that first loss happens, step away. This past weekend, he never lost 2 games in a row.


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Re: FUT '17 - In-game Stories
« Reply #34 on: December 15, 2016, 10:07:08 am »
Good idea kiwi, shame I don't do it. When I get on a losing run I keep playing, senseless really.

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Re: FUT '17 - In-game Stories
« Reply #35 on: December 15, 2016, 01:11:18 pm »
The other point is to put on some music - different tempo for whatever mood - that seems to keep focused & not let it get to you.

2 weekends back, the kid finished wining the last 14 games. Afterwards he said he listened to the same song on repeat for pretty much 10 of those wins!

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Re: FUT '17 - In-game Stories
« Reply #36 on: December 15, 2016, 07:22:36 pm »
Good idea kiwi, shame I don't do it. When I get on a losing run I keep playing, senseless really.
I am the same mate... spend all evening into the early hours chasing the change in fortune... the elusive win.
Then when I get it, think I have turned a corner, and so play another.... And get hammered by some nooby pressure nut...
Go to bed enraged...  ;D

The other point is to put on some music - different tempo for whatever mood - that seems to keep focused & not let it get to you.

2 weekends back, the kid finished wining the last 14 games. Afterwards he said he listened to the same song on repeat for pretty much 10 of those wins!

Yes music does help.  Quite often play something fast... but actually that doesn't help.  Makes me sprint more... whereas my best game is played if there is no sprint button. 
This is what I always forget... stop still on the ball, and the whole game slows down around you... Sprint and you just keep crashing into pressure all over the park.

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Re: FUT '17 - In-game Stories
« Reply #37 on: December 27, 2016, 10:23:16 pm »
As has happened the past 5 weeks, the will to play gets seriously zapped the first part of the week after two days of intense sweat on the weekend league! Did play three games yesterday though. As I have done the past few weeks, have entered the daily tournaments with some different teams. Yesterday it was Crouch at striker with IF Henri Lansbury and SBC Gareth Barry in the CDM spots.
Crouch is just weird to use. Feels like you are controlling an uncoordinated tree! Managed 2-0 and 3-0 wins with Crouch contributing a header from a corner and three assists.
Also played the final Division 4 game where a point was needed for promotion. After about 6 or 7 backing out due to my Jan 2011 club date, I finally had to play against a Beast FC. It ended 0-0 and promotion to Division 3.
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Ben Arfa - 335
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Smalling - 300

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Ben Arfa - 181
IF Balotelli - 126
SBC Giovinco - 111

Assists
Ben Arfa - 104
IF Balotelli - 80
SBC Giovinco - 62

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Smalling - 36
De Rossi - 33
Kante - 31

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Florenzi - 5
Smalling - 4

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Re: FUT '17 - In-game Stories
« Reply #38 on: December 29, 2016, 08:58:20 pm »
So, on Tuesday night carried on and won the daily tournament first go with Crouch upfront on his own. 2-0, 3-0, 1-0 and 4-2 wins, Crouch getting two in the final.
The 1-0 win in the semi final where Gareth Barry got the winner was against an all out pace team. Felt good to totally out play his team and three substitutes, Musa, Giovinco and Walcott.
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Ben Arfa - 335
De Rossi - 307
Smalling - 300

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Ben Arfa - 181
IF Balotelli - 126
SBC Giovinco - 111

Assists
Ben Arfa - 104
IF Balotelli - 80
SBC Giovinco - 62

Yellows
Smalling - 36
De Rossi - 33
Kante - 31

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Florenzi - 5
Smalling - 4

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Re: FUT '17 - In-game Stories
« Reply #39 on: January 11, 2017, 08:39:37 pm »
Guess I should post here a bit :D

Decided to give a run out to 3412. Built these little 2 monsters - deciding to use the untradeable Aguero & the Ibra card (bought in case - think he's leading the pack for POTM):


Yep - first one is uncharacteristically a 1-league team & normally has Firmino at CAM. Put Pogba in there for the last game of the season - needed a draw for the title. Ran out comfortable 4-1 winners with them. Must say that I'm kinda in love with the Ibra card. Just wow! The strength makes up for any pace deficiency - and some!

Regarding the defences - decided to go massively OP on both - plenty pace and DEF and PHY on all are huge! Was instrumental in winning the title.

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Re: FUT '17 - In-game Stories
« Reply #40 on: January 11, 2017, 09:02:30 pm »
Played a few games the past few days. Made a team with SBC De Jong up front and also put in SIF Milner and IF Schmeichel, both who I picked up very cheapily the first hour the TOTY was in packs on Monday. Also bought IF Sneijder at the same time to go behind De Jong.
I think in the five games I played in the cup with the team, De Jong had one shot (which he scored). He just never stayed upfront. Was never in the box at all. Half the time Jordy Clasie would be in the box with De Jong nowhere to be seen! Used him in the same formation and with the same instructions as SBC Gignac and IF Balotelli, who combined have got me just short of 150 goal and probably 80 assists. De Jong was not good!

Also got another promotion in Divisions. The guy I played had almost the highest possible rated Premier League team, but literally had 10 men camped in his box the whole game. If he got the ball, he just blindly hammered a through ball towards Aguero. Eventually broke through with El Shawaary and five minutes later on 75, SBC Giovinco added a second. Still 10 men camped. Why?!! I had the ball with my centre back and had one oppo player in my half even at 2-0. Wasn't difficult to stay in front.... I'll leave it at that!!!!
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Ben Arfa - 335
De Rossi - 307
Smalling - 300

Goals
Ben Arfa - 181
IF Balotelli - 126
SBC Giovinco - 111

Assists
Ben Arfa - 104
IF Balotelli - 80
SBC Giovinco - 62

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Smalling - 36
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Kante - 31

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Florenzi - 5
Smalling - 4

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Re: FUT '17 - In-game Stories
« Reply #41 on: January 11, 2017, 10:50:21 pm »
Played a few games the past few days. Made a team with SBC De Jong up front and also put in SIF Milner and IF Schmeichel, both who I picked up very cheapily the first hour the TOTY was in packs on Monday. Also bought IF Sneijder at the same time to go behind De Jong.
I think in the five games I played in the cup with the team, De Jong had one shot (which he scored). He just never stayed upfront. Was never in the box at all. Half the time Jordy Clasie would be in the box with De Jong nowhere to be seen! Used him in the same formation and with the same instructions as SBC Gignac and IF Balotelli, who combined have got me just short of 150 goal and probably 80 assists. De Jong was not good!



Hear you on this really poor which is quite annoying as was looking forward to using him.

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Re: FUT '17 - In-game Stories
« Reply #42 on: January 12, 2017, 12:29:18 am »
I'll try him some more next week hopefully if I can automatically qualify for the weekend league, which may be difficult as I have stuff on this weekend. He seemed to be out of position more than anyone I've used though.
Fifa 17 Top 3's

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Ben Arfa - 335
De Rossi - 307
Smalling - 300

Goals
Ben Arfa - 181
IF Balotelli - 126
SBC Giovinco - 111

Assists
Ben Arfa - 104
IF Balotelli - 80
SBC Giovinco - 62

Yellows
Smalling - 36
De Rossi - 33
Kante - 31

Reds
Florenzi - 5
Smalling - 4

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Re: FUT '17 - In-game Stories
« Reply #43 on: February 03, 2017, 12:30:31 am »
so following on from my previous post about the quality of teams ive been facing this theme continued last night with a couple more games in div 2.   The standard of teams ive been facing is very high, certainly a class above mine. 

First game was a good example, guy had Ibra and Messi up front.  His midfield was Roy Keane, Kante and cant mind if another legend or IF to complete the trio.  Even with a decent team its bloody hard to compete against these teams.   Did wonder if this is a glimpse of what to expect in the WL.    His forward line was completed by Martial of course ::)

I lost 5-2 but felt like a moral victory in some ways.   Some of his finishes were just too good.   Yet the stats said I had more shots, more on target and edged the possession too.   Basically to me, I was better, his team was the difference.  I suppose that's what you want, but even with a good team with some IFs, i'm not sure about facing these super teams so frequently.   

Wonder if I missed the gravy train by not doing WL up till now.   Also wonder if the WL has increased the gulf between the haves and have nots akin to the gulf between top clubs in premiership and the rest.

The next game I played was similar, not quite as extreme he had SBC Buffon in goals, plus some others I think IF or SBC Dybala.   That one worked out well cos despite going 1-0 down despite dominating I managed to pull 2 late goals back to win it.

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Re: FUT '17 - In-game Stories
« Reply #44 on: February 03, 2017, 01:39:03 am »
Eric, you can expect to see the generic BPL sweat with Musa, Vardy etc, but also some very good teams with the top talent.  All can be beaten, also all can tank you.  Its really a battle of nerve and who makes the least mistakes as they usually end up in a goal.

I have really started focusing in game on how the opponent is trying to play and using quick tactics to counter along with the mentality changes in going from ultra defensive when the 'momentum' is against you, to ultra attack to really press the advantage if you're on top. yeah some games can be walkover, but some are a real battle against your opponent and whatever the game mechanics throw at you.

One Final tip, never assume at 2-0 up the game is over especially when the commentator says that its an uncomfortable lead. Kiss of death  ;D