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Re: FIFA 18
« Reply #75 on: October 16, 2017, 07:29:15 pm »
Hey folks,

Long post ahead!  ;D

I have played around 120 matches (last year I played 50 for a whole year). I have played only squad battles so far (and a couple of season games). For me this is a great add-on, I don't think I have the wiliness to play online against teens anymore. But who knows. Since I haven't played so long I had trouble winning from semi-prof in the beginning  :-\ . But things have moved one and I know played the first two games on World class and the second two on Professional. So far it has been mostly enjoyable, some observations:

- there are some really nice teams builders out there. Although BPL is the dominant theme. I had for instance a squad against me with Dortmund and previous Dortmund players. Kind of Dortmund worshiping team. Clearly they were pacey but I liked the build
- bad chem teams are noticeable worse than good ones: may be because there is no RL player abusing the game-play but there is a difference. It feels like that chem is really working, at least in this game mode.
- after a couple of games in 41212 I am now playing 442 for a long period and it is killing any 433 formation so far. Lucky for me 433 is a formation that is used at least 50% of the time. I am having troubles against 343.
- charged standing tackle is fun and a good add on. It took me time to learn to defend but I am getting better at it.
- Pace is not so dominant offline.

The game can be a **** sometimes, and you can feel when the BS kicks in. But in all fairness 90% of the time it is okay. What I do appreciate it that for some reason they managed to let every team that you face play differently. No idea how they did it. In career at a certain point of time all teams feel the same. But if you take corners, there is a difference per team that you are playing.

Now as for the teams:



Strikers:
Jesus pulled card: AMAZING player. Really really good. 34 goals in 44 games
OTW Morate: pulled this fellow but I am not impressed with him so far. He feels clumsy. 10 out of 21 games

Midfield:
Son pulled card: had to get used to him but since I changed his instruction (get behind the lines)  he is more useful. 13 goals out of 45 games is pretty good in that position
OTW Siggy I was lucky that Siggy got a Hero upgrade, so his OTW has been upgraded too. Pulled the NIF and bought the OTW as I think I will be playing a long period with him. Kind of cult hero. 12 in 35 games
Fernandinho: I think I have played with him every year. All-rounded midfielder. Nice links with Silva and Jesus. 4 goals in 26 but his role in the team is to bridge all the gaps.
Silva: Still unsure about him. 5 goals in 25 games is not great. Some games he can totally be MIA.

Defense
Rose: solid
Keane: underrated CB, has all the right stats
Bailly: pulled card. More than decent for me
Aurier: pulled card:another strong fellow.
Schmeichel: pulled card: does the job

I have worked with IF locadia as super suv but I now have KLaasen on the bench. The stamina of the two midfielders can be an issue. Bringing some fresh legs does help me to get through the last 20 minutes

« Last Edit: October 16, 2017, 07:44:33 pm by gladiatorrrrrr »

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Re: FIFA 18
« Reply #76 on: October 16, 2017, 07:41:36 pm »
team 2 has evolved to this:



Attack
ICON Van Basten: YEAH!! In my memory he was an elegant player but in game he is a bit stiff. That was a let-down when I first used him. But my memory is probably clouded on him. He is for me like Zlatan now, that unpredictable brilliance, I think Van Nistelrooy was better as striker, more clinical. But Van Basten was...well was Van Basten. Don Marco! 10 games 14 goals. His shooting and finishing is unbelievable....
Werner: talking about German precision. 48 goals in 46 games. Enough said  :P
 
Midfield:
Good old Schurle there where you ant him to be. 10 goals in 40 games
IF Aranguiz. Underrated to say at least. 24 goals in 55 games now. The only thing you can have against him is that he is relatively small. But boy, he is so all rounded
OTW Tolisso: pulled the NIF and bought this one.
Robben: pulled! 12 goals in 56 matches but should have been far more. Missed so many chances/had so many saves against him. As if teh soruce code of the program has some anti Robben program lines  ::)

Defense:
Schmelzer: solid
Sokratris: king!
Barta: better than expected.
Pisci: solid
Burki: solid

All in all a nice team.

Both my teams are working with adjusted instruction on the midfield:
LM and RM: behind lines
CM's: agressive interceptions and Aranguiz (Siggy in BPL): move forward when attacking

Gosh, I am really enjoying FIFA FUT at the moment, despite not playing online.

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Re: FIFA 18
« Reply #77 on: October 16, 2017, 07:46:39 pm »
Good one Glad. If you can enjoy a game like this, 90% of the times ... that's great!

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Re: FIFA 18
« Reply #78 on: Yesterday at 03:25:29 am »
Current live transfers on the transfer market on PS4 right now is 8.013 million  :o

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Re: FIFA 18
« Reply #79 on: Yesterday at 04:25:14 am »
What The Freakin' Heck!!

2.491M on Xbox. Am I/we missing something? No new SBC's; no new packs, unless it was overnight (for me).

Edit ... I guess people have only opened their pre-order and Squad Battles packs later on. Guess it's to be expected then.
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Re: FIFA 18
« Reply #80 on: Yesterday at 04:27:30 am »
Hero cards and a good TOTW helps I guess.

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Re: FIFA 18
« Reply #81 on: Yesterday at 04:28:04 am »
And of course all the reward packages from WL and SB

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Re: FIFA 18
« Reply #82 on: Yesterday at 10:06:11 am »
Bronze packs have been crazy the past few days. There's so many players worth a decent amount of coins right now. There's the obvious like Australian players, the four leagues with SBC player rewards, but I've noticed a new trend where seemingly random players are worth at least 1-2k or more for no apparent reason. This evening I was getting players from Austria Vienna, AEK Athens, a couple of Swedish teams and the two South African clubs and selling for decent amounts. It's groups of people buying up cards as they try to second guess EA and the next set of Marquee Matchups. Seeing as there is typically only usually one from the smaller clubs, a lot of people are going to lose a lot of coins somewhere in the next day!

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Re: FIFA 18
« Reply #83 on: Yesterday at 10:59:06 am »
Bronze packs have been crazy the past few days. There's so many players worth a decent amount of coins right now. There's the obvious like Australian players, the four leagues with SBC player rewards, but I've noticed a new trend where seemingly random players are worth at least 1-2k or more for no apparent reason. This evening I was getting players from Austria Vienna, AEK Athens, a couple of Swedish teams and the two South African clubs and selling for decent amounts. It's groups of people buying up cards as they try to second guess EA and the next set of Marquee Matchups. Seeing as there is typically only usually one from the smaller clubs, a lot of people are going to lose a lot of coins somewhere in the next day!

Here TWS this is where they get their ideas

http://fifaforums.easports.com/en/discussion/308840/the-marquee-matchups-prediction-thread#latest

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Re: FIFA 18
« Reply #84 on: Yesterday at 05:49:41 pm »
next week it is Feyenoord - Ajax in the eredivisie, the only real 'Classico' we have. I did buy some Ajax and extra Feyenoord players. Othe rthan that I don't where to put my cards (read: coins) on


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Re: FIFA 18
« Reply #85 on: Today at 06:23:10 am »
Predictable marquee this week, finshed them already, had some players left, looked at the going rate, listed them and none sold, looked the going rate again, lowered the prices and listed them again, about to look at the going prices again....hope for the traders that they didn't buy too much stock, plenty of supply  ;D
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In need of a new goal!!

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Re: FIFA 18
« Reply #86 on: Today at 04:58:52 pm »
hi all, silently following you guys this season, once in a while popping up with a message.


for me the Squad Battles is quite fun actually, i could never manage to qualify WL last year (and i played like 50 60 games of fut last fifa) but this season, am only for divisions, and squad battles, actually i like the AI in that. and needless to say SBCs. speaking of which, anybody tried Kane 89, is he worth it?

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Re: FIFA 18
« Reply #87 on: Today at 05:52:29 pm »
Hey Otu ... no, did not do that one. He'll get more IF's so decided to not do him.