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Title: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: Kiwi on October 08, 2016, 11:47:40 am
And so it starts ...

Good to see it is regional based - guess those top rewards will be based on position in there.

No co-op though so disappointed about that  :'(

Anyway ... kid started 8-4 with 11 goals in 60 min. Manic. I then lost to a 5atb team ... 0-4!

Both laggy, laggy games - with green connections. Hard for me to switch defenders. Not liking that part!
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: TWS001 on October 08, 2016, 07:45:25 pm
I didn't even qualify. Lost five finals in the tournament!
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: Kiwi on October 08, 2016, 09:33:30 pm
Ouch mate - that's harsh.

Well, a marathon session is over. Alternating with the kid ... played 32 games. A whopping 32 sweaty, frustrating, mostly laggy, pieces of crap called games. A few quality opponents, but mostly delinquent retarded individuals.

Won 16 games so far ... will see how the other 8 go tomorrow.

Not a massive amount of fun. Honest.
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: TheBaldyBuddha on October 09, 2016, 04:38:31 am
32 games WTF Kiwi, would be interested to know what Div you need to be in to qualify, lost 2 finals and was up 2-0 in another with 5 mins to go only for my internet to drop out
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: Kiwi on October 09, 2016, 07:38:23 am
Yeah mate ... woke up this morning and I'm a little shattered - the kid also played the last 4/5 of them. I'm feeling old ...

There were 4 rage quits in there so a bit of time 'saved', but I didn't think we'd even get to the 40 games when we started given that it starts Saturday @ 1PM our time. 12 hours later ... :o.
Also, you find games INSTANTLY! Never had to wait more than 10/15 seconds for a game - certainly helps!

There is one advantage of playing all those games - you get your name in the big leagues ...
(http://i.imgur.com/2HRVgrf.jpg)
Have no doubt we've we're WAY down this morning. There was one guy in our regional division (OhNoAGoat ... or something like that) you'd won 25 games - his 'skill rating' was over 2300. I see the top 100 has 24 wins as a minimum. I'd be surprised if by tomorrow this time, that number is not around the 30-mark.

It's interesting that the moment you're there, the Gold/Silver/Bronze rewards that you're expected to earn, gets replaced by the those from the top 100. It seems like if you end in the top 100, you don't earn that and above the others.

Re: Divisions - don't know yet mate. The kid did one of the daily challenges on day 1 - was really easy for him, as most were still playing with starter teams - some even bronze - Messi was destroying them ::).
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: otutsarTR on October 10, 2016, 11:40:05 pm
top 100 ! looking nice ... hv seen your reply on the SBC thread ... sounding like tough to compete in that cup ...
what about the 40 wins, it just have to be 40 wins right ? no consecutive no nothing.
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: Kiwi on October 11, 2016, 05:33:03 am
Yeah - that was early days :D. Well out of it after people started finishing their 40 games. You get 40 games to rack up as many wins as possible.

The likes of Hektik Jukez, Kurt, Gorilla (from the dark side Xbox Community side) are pretty much in the top 4 - the first 2 ending on 39 wins from their 40 games ... bit insane actually!
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: otutsarTR on October 11, 2016, 05:09:01 pm
i know these 3 , they are pretty good actually ...
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: Kiwi on October 15, 2016, 08:27:46 pm
So ... #2 of the Weekend League.

Decided to stay out of this one - for my blood pressure/health - I'll keep using that as an excuse ... ;D.

Kid started well - 6 wins in the first 7 games. Then, it got a bit rough - only 4 wins in 13 :o. Some of the players though, were honestly quite dreadful. Typical behaviour is to score, park the bus immediately and then suck the life out of the game by trying to starve the other player from possession.

Of the 9 losses in this bad patch, I'd say 3 of them were gifted to his opponent. A few shocking penalties called and some outright dodginess meant wins for these imbeciles.

Anyway, 10 wins at the halfway stage meant he'd need to step it up to get to Gold 2 again (need those 22 wins :D). And he did just that - switched (from 433(5)) back to 4231 & good run of 7 victories on the trot! 2 Rage quits in there, yet he still managed to score 25 goals and concede only 4. Pretty impressive stuff.

Means he needs just 5 from 13 to repeat Gold 2. Would be a job well done again.
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: Kiwi on October 21, 2016, 11:30:17 am
Kid ended on Gold 2 again, so same packs.

This time rewarded a bit better with a Yaya (50k) and a bunch of others ranging from 4k-12k. Overall, a net haul around the 130/140k mark.

Stressful going (well, for him :P) but over 200k worth of rewards over the 2 weekends is good going. Also, there will be monthly rewards too, so will see how that goes.
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: Kiwi on October 22, 2016, 08:21:49 pm
Week #3 ... kid decided to build a new team. Sold off OTW Pogba & brought in Lewa-Aub & Bergkamp. :$

Anyhoo ... he felt that playing with a single team would do dividends and we do have 80+ squad fitness cards, so it would be that then.

Well well ... after 21 games, this was the picture:
(http://i.imgur.com/1DHgAYM.jpg)
Given our time zone once again, he would be higher up given the amount of games played. He started with 6 wins then a loss to a good player (decent guy too). Racked up another 4 wins before losing in the lag/day time in Veltins Arena - stupid stadium :D.

12 consecutive wins followed incl. a penalty shootout win - he defaults these to me - hey, I contributed :P!

But ... game #25 - one goal up ... the game crashes :o! 3rd loss is a painful one! Next game is laggy, goes 2 down. Manages to get 1 back and pounding the guy ... not to be.

So, he ends the night with a record of 22-4 with 14 games to play. Pressures on - if he can get 11/12 - he might just get top 100 this weekend!
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: Kiwi on October 23, 2016, 01:01:58 pm
Kid finished on 32 wins ... pretty great result being in Elite 3, but the game crashed cost Elite 2 :D.

Seriously think it won't be enough to stay in the Top 100 though.
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: otutsarTR on October 24, 2016, 11:15:23 pm
that is an amazing result, 32 out of 40 ...
could you pls share the team, formation, custom tactics if any ...


i play at our friendly league, and first draft out, got thrashed big time ... 2nd from the bottom :)
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: Kiwi on October 25, 2016, 10:23:36 am
Yeah - he did well. Top 100 this week was even tougher to get in - on Xbox, 34 wins minimum - seems like it's getting harder each week. But, aim is for 21 wins this coming week so he'll get into Elite 3 for the monthly rewards.

For reference - 18 of his opponents finished in the top 100 Regional list (I think he ended 5th). 



Team ...
(http://i.imgur.com/Shcez3i.jpg)

As mentioned, the kid wanted to change it up - so Aub & Lewa were bought - they are super-duper clinical!!! Given that there are limited options for the CAM, brought back the legend ... Bergkamp. Playing as CAM he's just brilliant to use there.

Midfield is balanced - Vidal is one insane looking card (stats-wise). He pretty much does everything well. Renato Sanches is the terrier in the midfield - not the tallest, but good defensive stats, great strength & balance. Wins a LOT in the midfield. Thiago is deemed the creator - doesn't do much bad, but generally is subbed out due to low stamina.

Defence is also so over-powered. Both Smalling & Ramos have stopped countless attacks. Kid does do a good job though with them, must say his defence is very good.

Lastly, De Gea in goal is worth that price! Generally we always say that no keeper is worth 100k+ but was genuinely happy to spend that on him. Has mad some insane saves since we've had him. Is closing in on the 100-game mark.

Only sad thing is that this weekend has different rules - max 5 nationalities. Bayern ... wow! Get some Germans in there! Sold off Aub and bought in Suarez. Will pretty much be a similar team but with a all Spanish backline and Iniesta in for Suarez.

Tactics ...
Use 'something like this' - not always exactly that - but roundabout:
(http://i.imgur.com/iz8uN8h.jpg)

Like the faster play, and Defence sits a little back and obviously play 'cover' in place of 'offside trap'.

Player Instructions ...
Don't have anything of note on them - all is at this point standard.

Lastly, Kid's style of play ...
Now, I sat & watched 90% of the play. He's moved into the 'possession/passing' style that you see from the other top guys, after watching some game play (would call it research ... :P). It really is about that aspect of the 'team cannot score if they don't have the ball'. It's definitely not negative play - 8 rage quits in there. Pretty much averages over 2.5 goals scored and just over 1 goal conceded.

Also, very little skill moves - only used when needed & therefore timed better & more appropriately done. It's completely different to when we play co-op.
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: gladiatorrrrrr on October 26, 2016, 06:51:02 pm
Are u guys using only one team and buy fitness cards?

Great result Kiwi. And like the looks of the team.
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: Kiwi on October 26, 2016, 07:00:29 pm
Hey Glad. Thought you might like the formation :D.

For this last week, yes - just used fitness cards. We've opened quite a bit of packs, so had about 80 squad fitness cards ;D. Quite amazing the difference when you can play with one very strong team - continually. Easier to get consistent performances, but it's just SO boring.
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: gladiatorrrrrr on October 26, 2016, 07:04:51 pm
How many games do yoh play before applying a fitness card?

One strong team works better I guess.
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: Kiwi on October 26, 2016, 08:30:47 pm
After every match pretty much. Rage quits then we only apply the front 6 with individuals. Hate starting a team on anything lower than 97.

I know you effectively use about 25-28k worth of consumables, but it's the one OCD part that I won't change :D.
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: Kiwi on October 31, 2016, 08:49:40 am
So ... weekend #4 is done - for us at least. See that it was extended due to "network issues" so either the PS glitch has meant they needed to increase that time, or there were some real connectivity issues overnight (my time).

Kid did well again, with a bit of my help - 1 win in 1 game meant I had a 100% record for the weekend ;) ;D. Kid could only scrape together 30 wins from the other 39 games ... :P

Seriously though, his confidence has increased with the changed play style (possession, close passing) & has meant that a target of 30 wins is quite possibly achievable week-in, week-out.

Interesting thing - 9 straight wins to start & then you seem to get matched with the more ... um ... "effective players". Those that know how to score and then switch to Counter Attack instantly (defense setting = 10!) & then settle for auto tackle. But, kid does break these defenses down & then it's comical to see them react ... like "WTF! We actually need to go score ANOTHER goal!" ;D.

The 30th win (FYI I got the pretty meaningless 31st win :P), also meant Elite 2 on the monthly rewards listing, so we're pretty chuffed with that too. Currently sitting in 12th position on the Rest of World monthly rankings.
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: Kiwi on November 07, 2016, 11:06:09 am
Been quiet here :D.

Personally, did not play this weekend at all. Blame Civ 6 for that (awesome, awesome game!) and the kid doing the "Weekend League" thing. He's done well, consistent ... another 31 wins this weekend means he once again gets "Elite 3" - 3 weeks running now.

Ended 13th in the Rest of World rankings for the month of October, and currently 9th for this week/month.

Have been tracking results of games (yeah, what's new). The amount of rage quits is quite significant - which is partly surprising, partly not. So much negative play which means the first goal is crucial - park the bus naturally occurs directly after that. Add a second goal & generally they move on.

But, they don't fight back which is the surprising part. The kid was 1-3 down and won 4-3 - good fightback, so it is achievable - even with 5atb parking the bus. It's damn hard & frustrating, but possible.

FYI ... Rewards for last month (weekly only as monthly has not been received) amounted to close on 550k - coins and sales of higher valued players. Still have plenty rare golds added to the club so all-in-all, very lucrative for 200-odd games.
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: Kiwi on November 11, 2016, 07:15:13 am
Rewards even a bit better this week - Kompany and Kante in the 100k pack. Stuns me that the combined cost for these to is around 60k :o. Not complaining, just another year where prices for BPL players are even more inflated.

Pedro, Roncaglia and Vogt were the 3 IF's, so a return of over 230k this week. I can see prices are going to hold their value better than previous years, if a few hundred thousand people keep getting decent rewards every week. Sure your Black Friday, Christmas and TOTY deals will impact that, but I just don't see these very high-end players being smashed by 30-40-50%, like previous years.
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: otutsarTR on November 11, 2016, 11:04:42 pm
actually i was thinking the same, i checked the other day, rakitic cazorla and kroos, whom in past years went down to 5 to 10k bracket during this time of the year. however the coin earnings on weekend league is quite high that people pay high.


in order to buy some decent players, one must play in WL, and reach around a gold tier... i myself lost a final for qualifying it, playing with a mediocre team but the final opponent was, neymar suarez bale up top, james iniesta in mf, ramos and the gang in defence. what surprised me is that, he scored one and then parked the bus, at one certain moment, i passed a long ground ball in the mf, and my winger just running down the flank, i thought i got him on counter, as i saw no one on my screen, but then realized his 4 defenders in his box : )


lost the game, 2 0 but dominated it with possesion passing etc, what is teh fun of playing with those quality players and just spam long balls and ptb - i dunno, but my aim this year will be breaking those down.


i did not take any long shots, which i should have, hit the post twice.


seems the only way to qualify for me is to stay in top divisions.


what is teh trigger point for that div 1 or div 1 and 2? anybody?
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: Kiwi on November 12, 2016, 07:00:17 am
Before the change (last week), you could qualify by getting into D1 - promotion or winning. If you were already in D1, by staying in D1 (or better) you'd also qualify.

Not sure if this recent change - which now includes automatic qualification for the next week, for anything getting Gold 1 and better - means that promotion to D2, is no longer good enough. You must win it apparently ... but I'm not sure about this win. Surprisingly we've done well in Seasons recently - consecutive D1 titles.

On the "score and PTB" ... yeah, that's common. The rewards are "just too damn high" ...! Negative play is plentiful.

FYI - kid started his games last night. First was a 5-4 goal fest - opponent was not the best buy somehow stayed in the game. Next 2 - 41 min of play - first guy quit after 3-0 (13') and the next when 2-0 down (28').

Then, next game - kid about to score - 10-odd min in - disconnect from FUT servers & when trying to reconnect, get the "FUT service currently experiencing high volume of traffic" error. Hmmm .... ::)
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: TheBaldyBuddha on November 16, 2016, 06:43:10 am
Finally qualified for the bloody WL should be fun (NOT)

I know the random bounces are going to get on my nerves all weekend
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: Kiwi on November 16, 2016, 11:40:00 am
Ah mate ... congratulations. Welcome to hell!

Honestly, I couldn't survive that. I know the kid gets frustrated (and he's freakin' winning 30+ games a weekend :o).

All I can suggest is take it easy - set a goal of 18 wins (for Gold and auto qualification for next week).

Also ... the one suggestion - kid does it too - go ultra defensive at the start, gauge your opponent and then try & score first! He stays on that even if he's level, or a goal or 2 up. Only goes attacking when he's behind.
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: Kiwi on November 17, 2016, 01:20:56 pm
So ... monthly rewards out! Finally :P

Not too shabby ... !
(http://i.imgur.com/83OfDBR.png)

A few good ones we can use in the 2nd team!
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: TheBaldyBuddha on November 17, 2016, 01:27:43 pm
all of them ???

are they trade-able ??
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: Kiwi on November 17, 2016, 02:03:56 pm
Yeah - mate, that's for Elite but all untradeable.

Oh & 2 kits too.
(http://i.imgur.com/JWL0IXp.png)

Stupid thing though is that there is nothing else to distinguish Elite 1 from Elite 3 (on Monthly). Kinda sucks ...
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: Kiwi on November 17, 2016, 02:28:05 pm
First team with 5 of them in ...
(http://i.imgur.com/7vfxtAe.png)

They're good looking cards! Also, like that all 5 of them have action pics :P
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: TheBaldyBuddha on November 17, 2016, 10:46:41 pm
Kiwi theres a thread over yonder with people posting their rewards, should post that pic  ;D

was gonna but wouldn't without asking
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: TheBaldyBuddha on November 18, 2016, 03:44:51 am
Hope this serves me well


(https://gyazo.com/e0816431ac70137a6d8845c0fde7a88d.png)

Might swap Kante for Coutinho moving  Pogba back
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: Kiwi on November 18, 2016, 08:02:12 am
Thanks BB - I did post the team in the WL thread. Happy for you to share at any point, mate.

On the team, personally I would do the swap - Coutinho is great and would change the midfield to a beast CDM (N'zonzi's stats are ridiculous!), Pogba becomes the OP can-do-it-all CM & Coutinho and weave his magic.

Just my thoughts ... :D
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: TheBaldyBuddha on November 18, 2016, 10:06:29 am
Deffo love Coutinho has 28 in 27 from Cam but Pogba has scored a few in trial games from Cam. Had lukaku's NIF and didn't like him tried the IF and don't like him have had more joy from Origi

Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: Kiwi on November 19, 2016, 09:03:14 am
4 games - first 2 rage quits - first at 42nd min, with the score at 2-1 :confused: & the next at 52nd min (3-0). Lost a disappointing game & then ...

 ... 2-0 up after 11 min ... he starts scoring OG's. It's now HT and the score is 17-0. Have spent the 2nd part of the first half trying to keep the ball away from him!

Why ... ?
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: TheBaldyBuddha on November 19, 2016, 09:14:52 am
Not enjoying it at all feels like im fighting my players every game 6 wins from 17 did quit about 8 horrible games players can't pass can't run can't dribble but their players are like gods.

Had one game where my icon over my players was BLUE wtf it felt like he was controlling them at times especially when i was defending and when i paused to make subs it wouldn't let me got a few vids of it too.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XfZaBZ-EiRs

All losses where either me quitting or by on goal
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: Kiwi on November 19, 2016, 09:35:51 pm
Saw that on the feed - weird one & obviously frustrating!

Good Luck with the rest mate. After a good run, the kid lost 3 in a row. Wasn't a happy person! Has lots to do now, to repeat the last few weeks to get Elite.
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: otutsarTR on November 22, 2016, 01:27:10 am
kiwi , how is 85 gamerio, i find the regular version nif , on div 4 3 quite good.

Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: Kiwi on November 22, 2016, 08:15:14 am
Hey OT ... good card. Wouldn't spend the 40k+ on him though, if the NIF is doing well.
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: TWS001 on November 23, 2016, 02:56:56 am
Have yet to play in the weekend league. Have failed to qualify by losing in ten finals since the game came out and being stuck in Division 3 and 4. The last few weeks have been working crazy shifts that one week mean I have lots of time to qualify but no time to play at the weekend or no time to qualify and have to play seasons at the weekend.

Until yesterday! The stipulations of "minimum four league and four nationalities was perfect for my IF Al Soma team. Just end up playing against standard BPL teams with random players chucked in. Their loss of chemistry against my 100 chem 4231 "broken in" team has been a total mismatch. Qualified last night and have reached the final again this morning, barely conceding a goal and scoring at will.
With solid work the next two days, followed by Friday, Saturday and Sunday off, this will be the weekend when the 4321 Musa pace teams get met full on. Pretty sure I know what sort of rubbish to expect. The desperation of Division 3 multiple by one thousand!
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: Kiwi on November 23, 2016, 01:29:24 pm
LOL ... Good luck mate.
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: gladiatorrrrrr on November 23, 2016, 10:52:59 pm
yeah good luck mate! Looking forward reading your report on Monday  ;D
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: Kiwi on November 24, 2016, 06:33:15 pm
Had some people over (friends from the US), so was not able to sit with the kid during the last games. He started well - got 16 wins from 19, but had 3 losses in a row - should have won 2 of them, but he was struggling to create chances, and then the little he did have, the likes of Neymar, Ronaldo & Bergkamp weren't putting them away.

It unsettled him - even winning the next 3 - he still wasn't playing well ... showed with results of LWLWL. This meant he had the tough ask of 8 wins in the last 10, to get Elite 3.

Slight change-up in the team, but it meant a pause to start with. Not always 'nice', but it did turn the tide a bit - 5 wins in a row ... looking good, but for the interruption of my mate's wife. She came & sat down and started chatting - he stopped playing, so decided he would finish his last games on Monday morning.

Bad mistake. Horrible laggy games mean 4 losses from 5 and missing out on Elite for the first time in 5 weeks.

Here's the thing ... when you start with this, and you have a decent-ish run, it hooks you even more in. With that decent run, you auto qualify for the next week and ... just continue.

7 weeks - I estimate a little over the 1M in coins earned - this is apart from the untradeable monthly rewards (approx 425k). One week to go and he only needs 6 wins for Elite status and another 11 cards. If they're of similar value - it will mean that in the 2 months, he would have earned around 1.2M in players (pretty much all sold off) and around 800k worth of untradeables ... really cannot complain!
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: gladiatorrrrrr on November 24, 2016, 10:53:58 pm
but....the good players are getting richer and getting better players. It unbalance the game like COD did with their kill streak rewards. Casual gaming is almost gone in FIFA....at least in FUT

Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: TheBaldyBuddha on November 25, 2016, 02:58:36 am
Yea didn't win enough last week and didn't qualify this week either TBH CBA with Fut anymore you're skill level doesn't dictate how much you win pure luck and random bounces do........

WL is a sweat fest people will do anything to win and rub it in you're face when they do.
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: Kiwi on November 25, 2016, 05:32:30 am
Yeah Glad - it's a bit crazy, but ... there was a video on the one guy who got top 100 - on Xbox, so a guaranteed legend & 44 of those special cards. He took the "IF" Kante - sent to club and discarded the rest. His legend was Carragher - probably not the best but still!

In the end, these guys only player with 15, maybe 20 cards - that's it. But, that's probably the top 50 in the world. They're not playing football - it's simply hogging the ball to death. The kid specifically watched Gorilla, JukeZ to see what they were doing - a number of games (he said). Comes back and says that they're so pathetic - they're the ones that are 1 dimensional in their game play.

BB ... cannot deny that WL is THE sweatiest iteration of UT - ever - given the rewards obviously. Going back to seasons, it's so casual at times. Last week playing solo, got relegated from D1 again, but D2 is even more relaxed to play - won it and got promoted back & therefore qualified. Not that it was needed, but it's still at least a way in. I do think the qualifying is getting even more stressful and sweaty so it's almost in a no one situation, if you take that path.
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: TWS001 on November 25, 2016, 09:37:26 pm
I have my team ready. Going to see what happens in an hour or so. I fully expect it to be horrendous though!
The fact that I don't know my best formation doesn't help. Have had a change of direction and have decided to go with 4231. In the past week or so, this has been the formation I've found to be best at combating the constant 4321 pace teams. My results are pretty much all over the place, so not hopeful of much.
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: TWS001 on November 26, 2016, 10:22:34 pm
Managed to get thirteen games played in the weekend league on Friday. Started off with two losses, but eight wins in the other eleven games was pretty good. Played the best stuff I've played so far on this FIFA. Really liking the 4231. Defensively very solid and seems pretty good against the typical FIFA 17 playstyle.
Hopefully I can continue the decent results, but you just never know with this game.
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: Kiwi on November 27, 2016, 07:24:33 am
Nice one mate.

What I have heard with others and even seen with the kid, is that when you win a good bunch of games the Elo rating kicks in and starts matching you against better opponents. A loss or 2 quickly turns into a bad run.

Seriously suggest that if you do lose 3/4 in the space of 4/5 games, take a break.
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: Kiwi on November 27, 2016, 08:57:14 pm
2 Great runs by the kid this weekend - first game was a loss (IMO he should've warmed up!) ... followed by 15 wins. Lost 4 from the next 10 before finishing with 14 wins. 35 wins in total - probably will drop out of the Top 100, but more than chuffed with the result! Impressive games by him and the rewards will be welcomed!
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: TWS001 on November 27, 2016, 09:47:28 pm
I've done 28 games now. Have 16 wins, so two more for Gold 3, and my aim, 5 more wins for Gold 2. Would be happy with that, considering I've previously been unable to qualify and spend most of my time in Division 3 and 4.
Have been playing noticably harder opponents the last few games, but still picking up wins. Almost every team recently has been exactly the same. A defence of Shaw, Bailly, Smalling and Walker with Ngolo Autotackle in midfield and Martial at LF.
I've started every game on attacking and both fullbacks on always overlap, although I have had to put the fullbacks to more defensive depending on how the opponent plays.
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: Kiwi on November 28, 2016, 08:07:34 pm
Good first week TWS!

Kid scraped in at 99th for the week ... :o . He did well!
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: otutsarTR on November 28, 2016, 08:33:18 pm
congratz to both ! that is really tough stuff...


yet to qualify for the WL, but managed to promote to Div 3.


sent most of my high rated players to SBC hoping for a CR, : ) am mainly with my untraable players and quite content with them. 2 keepers i hv IF lloris and de gea are really good. i hv kos, varane, smalling, fairly ok players, using a zabalate with shadow, then on the left alex sandro or tremolinas. got kante, fernandinho, mf, martial and coman flanks. pretty ok stirker gameiro. hopefully will qualify to WL at least once this season.
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: TWS001 on November 29, 2016, 01:25:06 am
Got Gold 2 with 21-15. Could have tried to win the last four games for Gold 1 but had had enough by then.
Pleased with this! 4231 really seems to be playing best for me. Is the best formation I've used so far for combating the Musa and Co pace teams.
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: TheBaldyBuddha on November 30, 2016, 08:15:51 am
Nice TWS well done, fared better than me in my first weekend.

I qualified in my first go this week and as there is no pack for the tourney will turn my attentions to seasons

Been on a really good run lately scoring for fun and moving up through the Div's into 5 now but i haven't played much so that's why i have  only completed 5 seasons and am on a run of 10 win through 6-5.

Really don't see the lure some of these people have in Musa, Rashford & Butland. I have been rarely troubled by them so much so in 3 games against Butland i scored 17 goals

Sturridge (I Know  ;D ) untradeable scored 15 in 5 games really starting to like him. Lukaku on the other hand is shocking for me i think it's his H/H work rates.
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: Kiwi on December 01, 2016, 11:23:06 am
That's a good finish TWS - qualified for the next one too.

Good stuff BB - eventually seasons will get easier (I think) & a promotion to D1 will get you qualified.

Kid just opened his packs - nothing of note in the 2x Jumbo Player, but a walkout Aguero :o :o was a pleasant surprise! Godin, Gylfi, Vossen Pizzi (at CAM - woohoo!) the rest discard.

Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: TWS001 on December 02, 2016, 12:06:37 am
Yeah, automatically into this weekend, although this week I have to work 12 hours on each of Friday, Saturday and Sunday so not going to qualify automatically this time. Didd manage to win the first daily tournament i entered this week yesterday morning though so would have made it to this weekend either way.
I got 45k, two rare mega packs and a rare player pack in my rewards. From those I managed to pack 3 Tello's and 2 Camacho's! Also got an IF Perotti in the last pack which went for 20k so not too bad.
Made decent profit selling SIF Forsberg and IF Keita that i used last weekend though. I guess IF Wagner and his 90 pace pushed up their prices. Bought Forsberg for 31k last Thursday and sold for maximum BIN 55k because there are pretty much none on the market suddenly. Keita cost 22k when i bought a week ago and went for 38k.
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: Kiwi on December 02, 2016, 05:53:18 am
Good one - nice profits too on the players.

Per SBC Hazard too, it does seem like the players around these favourites are jumping in price.

Certainly a new/strange/weird market this year!
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: TWS001 on December 03, 2016, 11:41:49 pm
Will be struggling to play the full thing this week as I am working 12 hours yesterday, today and tomorrow. Managed nine games yesterday before I stopped as I was getting too tired. Lost the first, a close game, won the next five but the seventh was one of those games! His CDM hit a weak foot pot shot in the 90th minute to equalise and some utter nonsense occurred in the 120th minute for him to win. Also lost the next one unluckily and strolled the last game against one of the worst players I've ever played to leave me 6-3. Could have so easily been better though. Got up even earlier, pre 5am this morning, so not hopeful of playing enough games and making Gold 3 to automatically qualify for next week.

My team? A 4231 Italian/Serie A mishmash. IF Balotelli as striker who has 9 in 9 and is crazy good. Was my favorite striker at the tail end of 15 but never used him last year. A huge recommendation!
At right CAM I have my newly aquired squad builder Giovinco. The rest of team is Serie A on rotation. Central CAM position may raise a few eyebrows. Totti and Cassano playing alternate games. Both have multiple MotM awards, Cassano is all four games he's played! Pleased with that against the pace and sweat!
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: Kiwi on December 04, 2016, 09:11:41 pm
Kid finished with 30 wins. Started well with 4 wins, then LWL followed by 13 wins in the next 14 games.

But ... 3 losses put a dent in things (for Elite 1 and/or any hope of repeating Top 100. 3 wins, but they were 2-0, 2-1, 1-0 - struggling in game. Then, he had a bit of a meltdown - a rage quit 0-4 down after 43 min. Then dropped the controller and simply shut the console off after missing another sitter.

Once again, it's this 3rd "set" of 10 games - only 5 wins from the 10. 2 weeks back - same thing and then he struggled too.

He went away for a good number of hours & came back well - 8 wins on the trot - 6 rage quits (29 goals scored, 7 conceded) with only 1 tough-ish game (4-3 win). That was Elite 3 sealed and then a frustrating 1-2 loss meant the last game was dead.

I guess it's a very good weekend for most and he should be happy with that. But, I suppose he wants to win every game - can't fault that.
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: TWS001 on December 06, 2016, 10:05:05 am
Managed to make Gold 3 with games to spare. Would have been able to match gold 2 of last week i think, but not too bad considering i worked 12 hours each day prior to playing and was pretty tired by the end. Winning 6 in a row when i needed 7 wins yesterday was a big help! Don't have to work anymore weekends now until next Christmas I suppose so should be a bit easier to play in the future.

The way some people play though is so bad. Buy a football game to make no attempt to play any football!
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: otutsarTR on December 06, 2016, 04:30:45 pm
wow congratz again to all in WL : ) i splashed all my coins into a hunt for ST CR and of course all gone into packs, or gone in vain i must say, roughly around 300k ... started to sell consumables and raised a 90k, bought an IF siggurdson, and IF sow for my turkish team.


IF siggy looks so much of a potential, if i find time to play, i will see : )
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: otutsarTR on December 06, 2016, 04:35:54 pm

My team? A 4231 Italian/Serie A mishmash. IF Balotelli as striker who has 9 in 9 and is crazy good. Was my favorite striker at the tail end of 15 but never used him last year. A huge recommendation!
At right CAM I have my newly aquired squad builder Giovinco.

how much for IF balo? and also how much you spent on Giovinco? or you hv done it by time, buying bronze packs etc - seems to me MLS is still quite expensive.

and lastly every year i take cassano in, and also totti, play like 20 30 games each and they are quite ok i must say.
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: TWS001 on December 07, 2016, 03:35:16 am
IF Balotelli was around 40k. A bit pricey but an early IF so shouldn't lose much, if anything. He is extremely good as well!

The MLS I have done over time from packed bronze players. Have also packed a decent amount of silvers from the upgrade SBC. I keep any player that is worth 200 BIN or less, and as I have so many duplicates, I put all those worth nothing into the bronze upgrade. Have packed so many Untradable silvers from that, including extinct Toulouse defenders, and 10k Sporting Kansas City foreign players.
Also most of the teams if you're smart, you can use either two or three players out of position and avoid the most expensive positions altogether. Have been doing the Pro League ones the last couple of days and have done 10 of the 16 and have only spent 20k because of pulling a Smalling from a gold type of pack, and a few very expensive silvers from silver reward packs.
Also the prices can vary wildly at different times of day, and open bids can get some unexpected bargains at night or during the morning especially.
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: Kiwi on December 10, 2016, 09:34:51 pm
So ... day and a bit gone for the WL.

Kid started well last night - ended on 7-1. Loss (1-2) was the last game of the evening and was a bit harsh. This morning started with a win to get things going, but then came up against a real twat. He scored first and did his best to waste time - from the 40th min ::). Kid managed to equalise and then went ahead straight after. He saw it out ... until the 90th min where his RB was caught out, hoof it forward and a corner and a free kick later, the douche equalised. Into extra time, kid has a few opportunities, but could not put it away. His Kante did - from 20yds, in the 120th minute. Okie dokie then ...

But, kid pulled himself together and went on a 23-win streak :o :o. 9 x rage quits, GF-GA was 66-19. One game he was 1-3 and turned it around. He took the approach of 1 game at a time and play till he loses.

The loss did come - a decent opponent (good messages afterwards) and his Tash Ibra getting a hat trick. Pity ... but it really had to come!

With a record of 31-3, he's really hoping for a good run in the morning & a possibility of a 2nd Top 100 finish!
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: TWS001 on December 11, 2016, 05:38:51 am
Doing slightly better than me! I am 9 -12. Things have not been going well at all. Have also had three penalty shootouts and won all three, so it could easily be a lot worse. Just want to reach the magic number of 18 wins but obviously need to improve somewhat!
Not been happy with the team and letting in stupid goals to standard pace teams. Has helped that my goalkeeper has been pretty shocking, letting in terrible shots (including more than once, the ball morphing straight through his body parts), but bottom line been playing awful. Hopefully today will be better......
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: Kiwi on December 11, 2016, 06:46:45 am
Good luck mate.

Do think the team has a fair amount to do with it! Have changed it to this:
(http://i.imgur.com/mIukRgw.png)

Zanetti being the most recent purchase and replacing Carvajal which was suspect at times.
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: Kiwi on December 11, 2016, 09:34:14 am
Kid finished off with 5 wins of the 6 ending on 36 wins (with a decent skill rating). So, hope that will be enough for another Top 100 finish!
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: otutsarTR on December 12, 2016, 04:53:56 pm
congratz to both of you ...


on my attempts, to qualify thru div 2, i got relegated back to back to div 3 and 4 ...
i just need time to play, but with 2 toddlers not have enough time : ) still hope to play a WL at least once this year...
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: Kiwi on December 12, 2016, 06:37:21 pm
The countdown was on and we were slipping from that overnight 13th-odd spot. We were hoping simply to stay in the Top 75, would mean the extra pack too.

In the end, we finished on ...
(http://i.imgur.com/cFNoNrS.png)

Really impressed with the kid's play - must say. I watched another forumer on Twitch - an American guy. He went on to finish with 38 wins. I was shocked how poor his play was, as well as the opponent's. All along I guess I've expected the Europe and America regions to be stronger than Rest of the World. But watching that guy, the kid plays a far better (and composed) game.
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: TWS001 on December 12, 2016, 07:26:18 pm
I managed to recover my dodgy Friday. Didn't play many on Saturday as I had work and then didn't feel great afterwards. Yesterday was good though and I got to Gold 3 with games to spare and in again next week.
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: otutsarTR on December 12, 2016, 08:12:47 pm
think i said it earlier but, the additions to fut in the past few years , are quite good i must admit.
first the draft, price caps and now the sbc and the WL ... without spending real money, you can really make millions if you are a good player.
and so buy whomever you want ...
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: Kiwi on December 12, 2016, 09:26:42 pm
Yeah OT ... do agree. Definitely something in there now & more than just playing the game. Some will say ... finally!

Decided today that we're going to try something different ... Pack Only. Over the years I've heard this and honestly thought that people were nutty to do so. Given that we have the main account, it sounds like something to try. So, created a brand new account & club, bought 1 batch of 4.6k FP and got going. There were Prime Gold Players Packs available - 6 of them yielded a Ben Arfa, IF Dante.

Kid used 300 of the remaining 400 coins to play a draft - won that and got 2 x Rare Gold packs & 1 Premium Gold pack - with Gotze in there. Sold off IF Dante as he would really not fit in with the other players, and the kid used that to buy another FUT Draft. Once again he won that and got a Rare Players pack - 4 keepers, which is handy.

Been tracking this all - thought that would be fun too. Will post that at some point.

Anyway, after that initial FP purchase & 2 drafts later, this is the team we can field:
(http://i.imgur.com/vBECEGM.png)
Ochoa as a keeper doesn't have the best stats, but has long throw and 87 Acceleration!

Must say that draft makes this quite a different challenge. Most PO challenges that I've seen, have either had to spend plenty FP, or spend all coins on packs. Now, spending coins on Draft means your rewards are generally better than 2 x Premium Gold Packs.
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: Kiwi on December 15, 2016, 01:20:29 pm
So ... it was a good day today!

Initially Ruffier was the top-rated player so not sure what to expect. When Vardy showed up if was "list as quick as you can"! Managed to sell off for 469k :o :o. Insane amount of money for an 84-rated first IF!!!

Also got Brozovic (99k!), Gayle & Zaha (approx 45k each!) and even the Ruffier went for 54.5k. Not a heck of a lot in the 3 Jumbo player packs - Ice Kongolo, Alderweireld, Navas and 2x Banega cards (nice 5.5k each :D) - but reckon if we had to discard it would be an additional 100k for all that.

Overall, a little over 1M coins earned this week! Nuts!
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: TWS001 on December 15, 2016, 07:24:23 pm
Crazy amount! I got Isco and absolutely nothing else even halfway decent.
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: Kiwi on December 17, 2016, 11:34:12 am
Just got this email ...
(http://i.imgur.com/BirbYZj.png)

Kinda knew it was coming, just a reality now for the kid!
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: SherlockH on December 18, 2016, 12:19:54 am
Wow congratulations  :D
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: TWS001 on December 18, 2016, 02:30:57 am
Wow!!!! Going?

I started with two losses this week. First on penalties vs a 5 at back bus parker and the second in a 3-2 loss that I should have won. Went to work and yesterday night played another 4 getting 3 wins to put me 4-3. Not got any time to play today so will be a scramble tonight and tomorrow night to play the 30 or so more games I'll probably need to get to Gold. Not sure two marathon sessions tonight and tomorrow are what I really want though. Shall see.

I have again gone for an Italian/Serie A 4231(2) team, with IF Balotelli, SBC Giovinco, De Rossi and SIF Donnarumma starting every game. The hundreds of fitness cards I have from bronze packs more than takes care of them!
The SBC cards of Buffon, De Rossi and Parolo have not tempted me though. De Rossi would be great, and Parolo is in the squad, rotating at RCDM, but I'll stick with the NIF's and keep my coins.
Giovinco and Balotelli win games on there own. Both capable of a moment of brilliance or a crazy finish from a quick half chance. 100% the difference in a good few games the past two weeks.
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: Kiwi on December 18, 2016, 07:37:11 am
Thanks Guys.

Yep - initially the kid was thinking if the cost is that high then why go. But, the initial mail (I somehow skipped past it), means it's pretty much all expense paid. With him only being 4 months past 18, I'm going to request to be the guardian so hopefully they'll cover my costs too. Will still go if they don't, it's only a 3-hr flight to Sydney from Auckland.
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: Kiwi on December 18, 2016, 07:41:15 am
Yeah, I'm happy with the Buffon one - specifically because I had the untradeable Sandro & Pjanic, and didn't have to overpay for Bonucci, Miranda & Handanovic.

Parolo - min 3 IF's, hmmm ... it's a good looking upgrade - possibly almost a SIF, but he's only 84-rated. We're also not using many Serie A teams so it's a bit of a waste for us. DDR is simply a no-go & even the other 3 is being passed on - don't quite want a 500-600k IF Aub, that's untradeable!
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: TWS001 on December 18, 2016, 09:40:52 am
The price of IF's could be interesting come 3rd of January when FUTmess ends!
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: TWS001 on December 19, 2016, 12:07:19 pm
Managed my standard Gold 3 finish. Had games in hand and could have made Gold 2 but left myself too many games to play tonight so that was enough. If I hadn't have won the first five in a row tonight I would have struggled to make it though.

Benz is going to Sydney as well @kiwi. Have seen his invitation in another place. I've played him a few times. Is a very good player, and is a shame that we have always played with some sort of lag, button delay but him being in Korea it's to be expected! He is playing on Xbox for the weekend league so could be a potential opponent.
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: Kiwi on December 19, 2016, 02:54:55 pm
Yeah - we came up against him & we had some messages. He was surprised that he was in the AsiaPac servers & thought I had said we had good connection. Never was a was a laggy 0-2 defeat for the kid.

It will actually be good to see another forumer there - a first!
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: Benny Hix on December 20, 2016, 04:52:43 am
Only managed silver 3 this weekend, so will have to qualify via the tournament again this week :-\

Aubamayang has a massive asset as expected but has meant the team had to change significantly to accommodate him.

It looks a bit of a mess and dare I say a bit "sweaty"  but wow! Does it perform well.

http://www.futhead.com/17/squads/3245704/

Costa at CM was a bit of an experiment and felt a tad wrong but he was incredible! Had him set to get forward and free roam and he was just dominating the midfield. Basically filled the gap that pogba had left behind. His defensive abilities are a bit lacking but the 90 odd strength and aggression make up for it.

Renato-sanches has also been a revelation. He was initially a place holder whilst I deliberated on spending the coins to bring in Vidal. He really is a top class CM absolutely everywhere on the pitch he reminds me of the IF Cambiasso of FIFA 11.

 




Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: Kiwi on December 20, 2016, 12:27:32 pm
That is ... um ... colourful, mate! :D

Hey, it's experimenting and working, enough short passing ... why not!
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: Kiwi on December 22, 2016, 06:01:04 pm
So ... rewards out and still the kid was a bit gutted about 2 disconnects .. "robbed of Top 100" ... it was our connection :D.

Anyway, still, another hefty 380k return! Definitely helped out with the fact that discards IF's are 250% normal price & still stuns me that Vardy is 26k ... the NIF :o :o.

Best was IF Lallana (sold for 58k).

Guess you can't get the best IF every single week!
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: TWS001 on December 22, 2016, 11:24:59 pm
I had to make do with Pastore and Reina from my Gold 3 packs.

Looks like this week I'll be going with a mostly French 4231(2) team. SBC Gignac with Ben Arfa behind at CAM. Played 5 seasons games the last couple of days as a test. My loan Ben Arfa scored 6 goals and Gignac got 5 goals and seven assists. Also multiple goals came from LM, and the two CDM positions. The weekend league will be a totally different animal than smashing five in the first half to make them rage quit, or 7-0 dominations!
Bought a permanent Ben Arfa during rewards last night and looks like my IF Nzonzi and SBC Kurzawa with be on the left side. Not 100% sure yet and need to flesh out the squad a bit, with maybe a couple of CB's. Probably Varane and Laporte.
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: Benny Hix on December 22, 2016, 11:40:09 pm
I had to make do with Pastore and Reina from my Gold 3 packs.

Looks like this week I'll be going with a mostly French 4231(2) team. SBC Gignac with Ben Arfa behind at CAM. Played 5 seasons games the last couple of days as a test. My loan Ben Arfa scored 6 goals and Gignac got 5 goals and seven assists. Also multiple goals came from LM, and the two CDM positions. The weekend league will be a totally different animal than smashing five in the first half to make them rage quit, or 7-0 dominations!
Bought a permanent Ben Arfa during rewards last night and looks like my IF Nzonzi and SBC Kurzawa with be on the left side. Not 100% sure yet and need to flesh out the squad a bit, with maybe a couple of CB's. Probably Varane and Laporte.

Ben Arfa is great in this formation. I've been messing with the same formation and having a lot of success. The Attacking AI of the LM/RM is so much better than previous year's. As for French CBs I had a lot of success with Perrin with a shadow, preferred him to Koscielny to be fair. TOGS Sidbe is my right Back of choice in my French team now (right footed LB) but then sagna is a solid choice too

Depending on Budget but I can definitely vouch for TOTGS LM Or IF RM Ousmane Dembele he's been great for me. His TOTGS was keeping Reus out of the starting 11 the past few Day's. Feels excellent on the ball and always love a player with a 5 star week foot. His upgrades have been huge! Managed to Bag the 84 for 107k after rewards last night so will report back once I've tested him out a bit.
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: Kiwi on December 23, 2016, 09:00:41 pm
First evening down ... kid is 6-0 on main account with super-duper team.

Then switched to the other "Pack Only" team. It's not a horrible team at all - Firmino & HBA as strikers & Oscar at CAM (UUuurgghhH!), Kante (packed him today!) IF Lasne (packed him too) at RCM on 7 chem & Wilshere make up the midfield. Smalling & Mustafi as CB's & Azpi & Valencia as fullbacks, with Trapp in goal.

Kid won the first & I won the 2nd. But ... came up against a decent player with a strong team ... 1-4 quit. I then tried to save some fitness cards and played with the 2nd team. This is a 4321 with Nolito - Wilson - Salah, Fernandinho - DDR - Parolo, Shaw - Cahill - Manolas - Hysaj & Karnezis.

Kept my own till around the 70th min - 1-1. Likes of IF Gameiro and Suarez then finally got another, so record is 2-2 on this account. It's hard ... very hard!

Anyhoo ... enough for one day. First day of leave too ;D
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: Kiwi on December 25, 2016, 05:58:13 pm
Another impressive weekend by the kid - 38-2 & at time of writing, 11th in the world with 24 hrs to go. Possibility to end Top 25, but there are already some finished with some decent skill ratings.

He was 12-2, before putting together the 26-win streak. Some tough games in there too - one was a 0-2 comeback win (3-2).

The kid had 23 rage quits this weekend ... huge amount! 8 more than any other week.
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: TWS001 on December 25, 2016, 08:03:19 pm
A little bit better than I'm doing!
I have a couple of mainly French 4231(2) teams that I'm rotating, although both teams contain SBC Gignac, SBC Kurzawa and Ben Arfa. The teams are both performing very well. Gignac and Ben Arfa are superb in this formation and I never in a million years would have expected 4231(2) to become my favourite formation. In the 19 games I've played so far I haven't come up against it once!

So far I'm 12-7, but it could have been so much better. A couple of penalty losses and very dubious last minute goals. I was 5-5 at one point but won seven out of nine last night. Wasn't just winning but winning well. Actually smashed a few people with very good teams. Will see how much time I get to play later. Feel I could get up to Gold 1 but will most likely settle for Gold 3 if I even get that much time to play.
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: TWS001 on December 26, 2016, 09:56:29 pm
Stopped at 19-13. Could have got Gold 2 but had had enough. Got the extra win as that got me up to Gold for the month.
Gignac and Ben Arfa were so so good together.
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: Kiwi on December 26, 2016, 11:45:00 pm
Hope the rest went well mate.

I continued with the 2nd account, with the kid chipping in every so often. Managed to get to 18 wins - thankfully. Had about 10 games remaining, but Gold 3 was the aim (qualification). Tough, tough going with the one OK team and a 2nd that would struggle in D3!

On the main account, kid finished 17th for the weekend & currently sitting in 60th for monthly. Still need another good weekend though to confirm it. That's his 1 goal this FIFA - get 1 Top 100 Monthly finish.
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: TWS001 on December 27, 2016, 01:58:30 am
Do you notice any differences in type or strength of opponent between the two accounts?

I struggle to get above division 3 and have only won two daily tournaments but can comfortably qualify each week by getting to gold 3 with games to spare. Some of the opponents i face are absolutely terrible. Really don't know how they qualify! Or maybe its that i do well against these terrible guys that do nothing but blind driven passes to to a 90+ pace front three, but they can trouble the sort of player that beats me, contrasting styles and that?
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: Kiwi on December 27, 2016, 08:27:21 am
Interesting one ...

The kid qualified first time on #2 quite easily too. Once again, we've had some decent pulls in there - OP - Smalling & Kante to quality - Firmino & Ben Arfa. But, when you're playing Oscar at CAM (4312), you know it's going to be a struggle. One of the worst cards I've used in '17 so far!

IMO, when you start a WL I believe that ELO rating is reset. So, you're playing random players for the first 4-8 games. On #2, we lost against some pretty ordinary players - nothing better or worse than on #1. We were 3-3 so I think at that stage the next few games were against easier opposition, albeit with stacked teams.

I'm not taking any records on this one, but I reckon we won about 7/8 of the next 10 games & then we started getting matched with reasonable opponents. However, nothing to the level that the kid was on #1. I would have easily recognised club names/gamer tags.

So, whilst thinking & typing this up, I would say the competition is a little easier, but it does have to do with 'less consistency' on our part too.
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: TWS001 on December 29, 2016, 09:01:39 pm
Got two PSV 3rd kits, and the usual Tello and Di Miao who I always get and in the final pack, and IF, in the weekly rewards. Obviously the IF was Westwood though.
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: Kiwi on December 31, 2016, 06:30:20 am
With the kid's finish, we were wondering if it would be good to open the packs or wait. A few surprise additions meant it would be 'ok' to open.

Best of the IF's were Icardi, Thiago, Sneijder, Reid and Al Soma. Best of the 100k packs were Hero Guzman (nice addition to the Argie side), Koscielny, Cavani, Lukaku and Gaitan (still 15k for him!). Calc'ed it out to around 480k.

For the 4 weeks of Dec, he's now topped another 2M in returns :o :o :o!

At this rate, I'll never have to buy FIFA points again :D
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: Kiwi on January 01, 2017, 04:34:10 pm
Games on the main account finished for the weekend - kid finished on 33-7.

He did struggle a bit this week though. Went through a patch where finishing, passing was off. Still got a wins there - even a 6-0 thumping of a past Top 100 ROW player. But it was games # 31 & 32 - 2 losses that hurt.

Overall for the month, sitting on 172 wins - currently 32nd with a day and 90 minutes to go. He's really hoping that it will be a quiet weekend and can remain in the Top 100. Rewards for that are insane!
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: TheBaldyBuddha on January 02, 2017, 10:14:37 am
Down to 61 now kiwi only 7 hours left, would be nice to get those 44 gold IF's  :o
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: TWS001 on January 03, 2017, 12:45:09 am
I couldn't be bothered this weekend. Got to 8 wins and silver 3 and still had 27 games left but already had Gold for the month. Just couldn't  muster up the will for a couple of long sessions against teams with 8 defenders and three sprinters left upfront on get in behind, supplied by blind driven passes.

Problem is i probably won't be able to win the daily tournament to qualify again now! But if I can't, won't be too bothered. I know that I can comfortably get Gold 2 or 3 every week. Before I qualified for the first time, this is what I wanted to find out!

Wonder what three red discard IF's I'll end up getting for the past four weekends of stress!
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: Kiwi on January 03, 2017, 09:17:51 pm
Down to 61 now kiwi only 7 hours left, would be nice to get those 44 gold IF's  :o

Yeah mate - said to the kid that with 12 hours to go, we couldn't drop lower than 50. So, when we woke up and were under that ... "the excitement grew!".

It does mean it ticks a box for the kid to finish 100th, then 50th and finally 17th (weekend before last) and now a Top 100 Monthly finish. He's done very well!
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: Kiwi on January 03, 2017, 09:19:16 pm
Wonder what three red discard IF's I'll end up getting for the past four weekends of stress!

Yeah ... that's the challenge, you just don't know what you'll get, and if it will be worth all the stress, week-in week-out.

I just want to make sure there are some usable cards in there!
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: TWS001 on January 05, 2017, 03:11:33 am
Managed to qualify for the weekend league again this afternoon by winning the daily tournament with a mixture of six players from Liverpool and five from Benfica. Wanted to use SBC Jonas and he was pretty decent.
Finished the tournament without even conceding which was actually a miracle considering my opponent had 26 shots with 22 on target in the semi final! Somehow won on penalties after Karius gave easily the best performance I've ever had on FIFA ever. The opponent was miles better than me, but it just wasn't going to go in! I managed a few decent chances with a free kick by Henderson hitting the bar being the closest. Was fully expecting abusive messages when Karius made the winning save!

The final was a comfortable 2-0 win thanks to Roberto Firmino and Jonas.
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: TWS001 on January 05, 2017, 03:20:12 am
With seven entries left into the tournament, put together a new team to play with:

http://www.futhead.com/17/squads/3643552/

A nice slow team with no pace at all!

First and only game so far was an interesting one. Absolutely tore the opposition apart and he eventually rage quit on 70 minute when the fifth goal went in!
So a nice 5-0 win with 60% possession, 14 shots and 12 on target and just one effort from my opponent. This however was from the centre circle straight from kick off after the 4th goal!
My goal scorers were Pieters, Baston, Mata, Schweinsteiger and Pienaar.
Will see what happens later, but I fully expect to get destroyed at some point!
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: Kiwi on January 05, 2017, 06:50:36 am
Good stuff mate - well done.

How do you find Roberto Firmino? I just love that card!
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: TWS001 on January 05, 2017, 08:28:48 am
Roberto Firmino is very good. Used him in 30 games so far in 17. Never had him consistenly in the same position or in the same team, but I've seen enough that tell me he is a very good player to use in this game, and I will be using him again 100%.

Second match with the slow team was crazy. Went behind early against a very quick team, but slaughtered him and was winning 5-1 when he rage quit on 80 minutes, seconds after Borja Baston had got his third goal of the game, to add to strikes from Pedro Leon and Juan Mata. Also had 64% possession.

Surely I'll get slaughtered in the semi final? Or maybe not!
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: Kiwi on January 05, 2017, 01:35:57 pm
Cool. Has 121 in 224 games for us.

Used him as a CF/CAM and he's got a number of key attributes - tall-ish, skills, decent balance & the necessary short pass/finishing/etc. stats.

He's a mini-Bergkamp. Obviously not as OP, but certainly in the mold.
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: TWS001 on January 07, 2017, 02:49:44 am
Ended up losing in the semi final with the slow team. Had much the better of a 1-1 draw, hitting the woodwork a couple of times and creating a load of chances, but lost in the randomness of a penalty shoot out.

Yesterday I played with a squad of non rares with a couple of rares sprinkled in, of players i hardly see used and all pack pulled. Lost in a semi final and then in the final second time around. Highlights were Bouffal doing the Neymar ball roll and in on movement completely beating the opponents entire defence and drilling it home. Also Tom Cleverley netting after a lovely passing move.
Really enjoying myself in FIFA at the moment. Since swapping to 4231 and the last couple of weeks, 4231(2), feel these formations really suit me and allow some really nice possession and passing moves in the heart of the opponents half. Been good to start using some different players again.
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: Kiwi on January 08, 2017, 08:54:02 pm
Kid finished on 35 wins, but having got the Top 100 monthly out the way, it seems like fatigue / "over it" has set in. Especially the last few games - simply playing to get it done.

On the other account, 14 wins with 19-odd to play. Tough going when playing against hugely OP teams. Still, getting Gold 3 is the aim - possibly the kid will play on to get some more wins if needed.
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: TheBaldyBuddha on January 09, 2017, 12:09:01 am
See Simmo got to gold 3 with his last game yesterday, TBH don't think i can be bothered with it anymore.
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: TWS001 on January 09, 2017, 12:09:45 pm
I had plenty of time to play this weekend and got to Gold 3 comfortably. After 19 wins, I went off to play pro clubs. Not too fussed about getting to Gold 2 in the nine games I had left.
It wasn't actually too bad this weekend. Biggest pain is that the backing out is probably getting worse. Had 24 attempts to find a match on Sunday afternoon! My Jan 11 club date obviously makes me the world's best player so must be avoided!
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: Kiwi on January 12, 2017, 08:12:22 pm
Rewards ... good one this week:
(http://i.imgur.com/RYnfB0E.jpg)

Ended with approx. 585k. Can't complain!
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: TheBaldyBuddha on January 12, 2017, 09:54:06 pm
looks wrong back in that real kit  ;D

Back in WL this week won the laggist final game on pens last night, worst player i have played in a while but was 1-0 up after 87 minutes and 2-1 down in added time got the sush and all the replays too he must have still been buzzing at the kick off trying to slide all my players danced around 7 of his players to score with Ben Yedder and played out a boring ET to win 3-0 on pens.

have had some of the worst experiences this week with i wouldn't say lag more so just really sluggish gameplay its like i'm fighting my players to do things and i know by the instant passing of my opponent that he's no having the same issues. I am at odds as to why as my connection is 360mb upload 36mb download and my ping to EA servers is 11.

what gets me most is that extra touch every player needs to take before passing or changing direction  >:(
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: TWS001 on January 12, 2017, 11:31:23 pm
My rewards consisted of nothing of note at all. Most valuable was a random Turkish League silver CB! Got a lot of gold squad fitnesses from the two mega packs which should sell at some point during a weekend for 1.5k, although probably not this one!
Highest rated players were Viviano and Lovren. Great.
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: TWS001 on January 13, 2017, 05:53:07 pm
So monthly rewards! Got my three red cards and as expected, nothing great. Perotti, Willian Jose and Latza.
Used Willian Jose in one game and he wasn't too bad and got two goals.
All those decent looking cards that i could have got, It's disappointing to not get anything much, but at least it's better than nothing at all!
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: Kiwi on January 13, 2017, 09:34:12 pm
Kid got his monster pack today.

Firstly, the legend was Lehman ... um, ok. Could be worse. Next best card - IF Handanovic ... ok, this did not go as planned. 2 GK's ... ! Damn!

Other notables were Costa, Azpi, SIF Brozovic, SIF Dembele - ones that have been used already.

The funny thing is ... if you add up the current value of these 45 cards, it's over 1.7M. But, I guess one won't use all of them, but there no doubt there are a few there that means some cost saving. Also, we've saved up some IF's that were received, which will mean 150k extra coins when we sell them off.

Defense is not quite playable, but Ligue 1 Reds (with 'the' keeper) :
(http://i.imgur.com/9SmQONi.png)

Premier League Untradeables:
(http://i.imgur.com/XfKmXIb.png)

Calcio A Untradeables:
(http://i.imgur.com/rtjrLnt.png)
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: TheBaldyBuddha on January 14, 2017, 12:25:20 am
I thought i was great getting Aguero lastnight until i see simmo packing Pele on my feed this morning  :o
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: Kiwi on January 14, 2017, 10:47:28 am
Wow! That is incredible. But Aguero is not too shabby, mate!
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: TheBaldyBuddha on January 15, 2017, 02:37:28 am
Kiwi you're lad taking the mick now with his Bronze WL team
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: TheBaldyBuddha on January 15, 2017, 04:05:17 am
Some really horrible cretins playing this game, have had an up and down friday but  only played 2 today and won both am 10-9 so maybe just maybe i have a slim hope to get that 18 wins

Switched over to my Serie A team

And its a lot more solid so much so I'm considering selling up all my BPL players to much to upgrade and overpriced anyway just can't find a ST that Suits me like SIF Immobile and SIF Icardi do, Only thing is the amount of Untradeable IF's and High rated players i have it would be a sin not to use them.

(https://gyazo.com/e4d164127a403cf8cfc1e0dc68a98035.png)

so sorry i never done the De Rossi SBC

Thinking of some upgrades with the more than certain sale of Aguero anyone used SIF Salah ?? or any of the right sided Roma three's IF's ?
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: TWS001 on January 15, 2017, 05:12:24 am
I'm 6-6. Lost the first three, two on penalties and one 3-2 to a guy with two shots all match and a god like goalkeeper. And this evening lost a game 4-3 that I was 3-0 up at half time in! Second half was a joke. My players couldn't pass and the defenders just totally vanished half the time. Also 2* weak foots have a funny habit of hitting crazy shots in this sort of situation.

Gameplay feels so strange this weekend!
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: Kiwi on January 15, 2017, 07:39:28 am
Kiwi you're lad taking the mick now with his Bronze WL team

LOL ... well mate - there is 400k in that team (includes Scream Mor on the bench). He won 3 or 4 in D1, then started the WL with them, for fun. Was 3-2 when he realised it's going to "take a bit of effort", to win 80% of games with them. The reality is you need to kill off the game with them - that's why IMO Hektik Jukez has been successful with them. It's not his play style - relies too much on passing/dribbling stats. Although there are a few very good OP bronzes, they will struggle against OP Gold teams.

Harrison - current TOTW, scored this one:
(http://i.imgur.com/kqRSjhs.gif)

Replay shows the first & second touches were perfect, and quality finish:
(http://i.imgur.com/laWLuwV.gif)
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: TheBaldyBuddha on January 15, 2017, 11:29:11 pm
absolute disaster yesterday couldn't have been any worse was 10-9 from friday so 8 from 21 was looking achievable, well let me tell you that has to one of the worst sessions i have ever had gaming fullstop 4 from 20 got so bad at on stage just put together a team with the highest rated player in every position on **** chem DGAF and that team won 2 in a row  ;D ;D ;D

Now i have read that the gameplay was at its worst this weekend but i can tell you now if i do qualify again and its anything like this i will be done, taught the wife was gonna leave me at one stage i was raging so much  ;D

Tried different formations, instructions and tactics nothing worked, just can't seem to get any luck and what was annoying me the most was looking at others Hazard out running everyone but mine running backwards to cover my fullbacks position even though he was on stay forward and get in behind.

Gonna try every formation over the next few days and see what happens maybe sell up everything and build one super team with the 45's on the bench.

Also sick of the chem exploiters pausing in the opening seconds switching formation and subbing on 90+ pace SIF Mertens
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: TheBaldyBuddha on January 15, 2017, 11:33:50 pm
and searching for a game don't get me started on that one, should be like seasons search and put into a game they could then have a screen with a 20 second count down to pick you're kit if you back out there its loss and if you don't confirm a kit i.e sit there without choosing you forfeit and get a loss
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: Kiwi on January 16, 2017, 05:20:56 am
Damn mate!

Kid finished his games last night - 29 wins. Also, a DGAF attitude to this weekend - think all round it's fatigue and with it being the qualification month, there are so many try hards out there, it's not worth it.

There are some decent ones out there - one with a GT "killerandy1" - kid played him 3 times this weekend & twice last weekend (and once back in Oct). Kid has beaten him every time, yet he still plays. It's unfortunate there's so few of these!

And yes, cherry picking games is so pathetic - EA seriously need to do something about this. In the 600 games the kid has played and me watching between 80 & 90% of them - he's probably backed out a handful of times - mostly because I take down the details and note if and when it's laggy.

The reality of it, you're supposed to play these 40 games and we kinda know it's around 13/14 hrs worth of game play. But, with these idiots picking games I reckon the kid was "in FUT Champions" between 22 and 24 hours. It's stupid.
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: TWS001 on January 16, 2017, 10:28:55 am
I got to 6-6 yesterday evening and then went out to a work do at a nice quiet pub near me. Has a couple of bowling lanes was an eight team tournament. Thought it would be over about 9 or 10, and with my little girl staying at her nans, the plan was to give it a decent go last night and this morning.
Unfortunately that plan went out the window after ending up in the bars in town until 4am and feeling very rough today! Didn't even play a single game. Couldn't be bothered with how weird the gameplay was and really wasn't fit for the grind of it.
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: Kiwi on January 16, 2017, 07:03:38 pm
LOL ... good job mate!

So ... interesting news on the horizon - http://fifaforums.easports.com/en/discussion/232862/fifa-17-title-update-4#latest
•  No more cherry picking monkeys! WOOHOOO!!!
•  Also, no more editing formations IG so that idiots cannot have 8 defenders. Doesn't happen often, but it is a good one!
•  This one "Addressed an issue where a pass was made without a button press." has been annoying me too!
•  Not sure about this one - "Adjusted the defensive line position for low pressure tactics" - if this means people won't be able to play PTB/very low pressure tactics.

Things might be improving.
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: TheBaldyBuddha on January 16, 2017, 11:35:52 pm
Yea but once i read the following


Which has been there for four updates now find it hard to believe things until i see them
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Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: TWS001 on January 17, 2017, 03:03:29 am
Yeah, they've supposed ti have fixed that three times already! This update sounds good, hopefully no more 24 attempts to get someone to play a game! But this is EA we're talking about. Anything could happen or magically become broken after a patch!
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: Kiwi on January 17, 2017, 08:48:41 am
From PC testing apparently ...
(http://i.imgur.com/PB0SjTY.png)

Looks good.
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: TWS001 on January 17, 2017, 08:06:36 pm
So after barely touching the weekend league just gone, it was into the daily tournament to attempt to qualify again. 3.5* team rating is the requirement at the moment, which basically means Musa and a load of fast, low rated Premier League League , plus a few other random players and a bench of 65 rated silvers. They also manage to squeeze Butland into the goal as well. This what every opponents team was.
It turned out to be one of the easiest tournaments I've ever played. Every opponent was as equally clueless as the next and qualification achieved!
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: TWS001 on January 18, 2017, 08:45:56 pm
Won the 3.5* tournament again last night. It's actually been a lot of fun beating the abominations you come up against. Normally some sort of mess with half a typical weekend league team (Musa, Martial, Kante ect) but low rated bad players that don't fit into the "style" of crap football they are trying to play. Also they have weak, fast low rated degenders who are pretty terrible. Never been so easy to outplay people! I had a few Barnet bronzes, John Akinde at striker, the 48 rated Sam Muggleton at LB (his long throw is ridiculous, like having a free kick if its anywhere in the opponents half, and they never know it is coming!). Also the pretty amazing IF Ricardo Santos at CB. Practically a low rated gold in a bronzes body!
Semi final took 19 attempts for someone to actually play, but the final was something else. Akinde vs Musa. A header to level up in the second half and a Stewart Downing striker before another from Akinde won the cup!
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: UltimateSimmov2 on January 18, 2017, 10:34:57 pm
TWS you would hate me  :-[

Before subs

(https://s27.postimg.org/hljx6dr2r/17_01_2017_17_34_00.png)

And after

(https://s28.postimg.org/55zm1rz5p/17_01_2017_17_34_19.png)

EA's rating system flawed?

Still only qualified on my last attempt though
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: TWS001 on January 20, 2017, 05:08:08 am
Weekend League cancelled. EA have completely lost control of their own game.
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: Kiwi on January 20, 2017, 05:51:25 am
Weekend League cancelled. EA have completely lost control of their own game.

Laughable! Really is!
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: TheBaldyBuddha on January 20, 2017, 09:01:31 am
So as i said in the other thread i was put in by an EA support rep so all sorted until now when i see after it was canceled i am no longer qualified will wait until tomorrow and if not sorted will ring them again
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: TheBaldyBuddha on January 20, 2017, 09:04:34 am
And just logged in and qualified again  ::)
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: UltimateSimmov2 on January 25, 2017, 09:32:32 pm
I'm beginning to think we might see another cancellation of the weekend league. Typical since getting my act together from Xmas onwards and regularly getting in  >:(
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: TheBaldyBuddha on January 26, 2017, 03:44:37 am
Think there was a title update today, haven't played since last thursday myself CBA to be honest
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: Kiwi on January 26, 2017, 12:11:09 pm
I'm beginning to think we might see another cancellation of the weekend league. Typical since getting my act together from Xmas onwards and regularly getting in  >:(

Well, certainly is interesting the impact the lack of WL packs have had on the market!
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: UltimateSimmov2 on January 26, 2017, 07:34:08 pm
Think there was a title update today, haven't played since last thursday myself CBA to be honest

Not on consoles yet, and they are leaving it late.  Been hamming seasons to get used to the new team ready for WL. In the most part its been good. Its amazing when you look back at games just how much the game punishes you for mistakes. Misplaced passes or trying the impossible often leads to a shot on your goal
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: Kiwi on January 26, 2017, 08:34:11 pm
Logged onto console to check the requirements for this weekend, given a screenshot that was circling around showing "Players from Premier League - Min 16 of Starting 11 and Subs" ... :o :o :o

Only next weekend though ... still - that's crap. Honestly (and now being un-PC) ... which retard at EA though of that?!?! Cannot think of a more delinquent idea ... idiot should be taken out back & shot.
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: UltimateSimmov2 on January 26, 2017, 09:29:05 pm
Yeah, its a bit Naff.

I have a feeling it is something to do with catching out coin farmers as prices are now starting to rise and the weekly leaderboards for match coins has gone mad.  If they can narrow down to one league they may be able to filter them out.... maybe.

On the plus side the elite players should rise in value and profit could be made, but at this stage I'm more than happy with what I'm using.  Do need to cobble together a half decent 2nd team that I'm comfortable with to save buying fitness cards.  I have some good players and a healthy budget to work with but replacing Kante, Suarez and Ronaldo ain't easy 
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: TWS001 on January 27, 2017, 03:07:32 am
I've seen rumours about another coin glitch, just like FIFA 15. A few cards have been going extinct again recently......

Been playing only the daily tournament this week, and using the players I need to get loyalty for in the hybrid sbcs. So Icardi, Palacio, Fonte and Patricio have featured. Only one more game for Palacio and I've done the SBC for the rare gold pack.

Earlier on this morning I won the current tournament, alternating between a random collection of Serie A (plus Fonte and Cedric as the two other players allowed) and a mixture of Ligue 1 (plus Sagna and SBC Perbet). First two games I won on penalties, but the next two were easier, a comfortable 3-2 with my opponent being handed probably the softest of absolute BS 90th minute penalties, in the semi final. The final was easiest of the lot, a 3-0 win with the opponent not even having a shot at goal! All three goals were scored by Yannis Salibur. Nope, never heard of him either!

Has been decent practise on the new patch and with the auto defending gone. Has gone quite well and has been fun pulling apart the guys that were obviously doing little to no defending at all before, except for sprinting around with Kante whenever the opponent gets the ball.

Weekend league will be interesting. I have lots of time to play, but need to somehow get 25 wins to get monthly gold, which would take a minor miracle! But you never know, normally stop at 18 wins with games to spare so perhaps?!
I think it could be difficult against the guys with the old zigzagging still in their armoury. Insigne was near untackleable in one game I played and the little f-er seemed to have 99 strength as well!

Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: Kiwi on January 27, 2017, 11:05:46 am
Kid checked this morning - next week's WL is no longer 16 from BPL - it's been cleared to no restrictions. Thank goodness.
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: UltimateSimmov2 on January 27, 2017, 07:03:32 pm
Ok, so the team that has been mostly steamrolling all before it, suddenly can't pass a ball between them and are obviously carrying a limp as none can run faster than a bronze card.

2 games into champs and 2 woeful defeats by players, who in my opinion wonder how they even qualified in the 1st place.

What a difference in game play from only yesterday in div 3 to this

No game mode in FIFA will ever get you more annoyed

Grrr
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: TWS001 on January 27, 2017, 07:41:37 pm
I'm not at work so should get time to give it a good go this morning but just have that feeling of should I even bother! If there was another mode that worked or didn't lag like mad then I probably wouldn't.
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: UltimateSimmov2 on January 27, 2017, 08:17:21 pm
 am actually tempted to attribute card every dam player every damn game. Game 3 lost. Can't pass, control and super heavy pitch.  That's on me as the home team on a 4 bar connection. Wtf  ???
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: UltimateSimmov2 on January 27, 2017, 10:29:32 pm
Left it for a bit and won the next 2. Sooo frustrated at those first few games.

Seems as if the glitch is happening in champs.  Bateson has been retweeting some screens.  Think though it it's primarily a Ps problem. Ive had 1 disconnect at 0-0 but no losses thankfully.  Suppose they might have been trying it and got it wrong?? Maybe
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: TWS001 on January 27, 2017, 11:48:30 pm
It is absolutely dreadful this morning. Never played such unresponsive FIFA before and that is saying something! The delay is a joke. Thing is unplayable.
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: UltimateSimmov2 on January 27, 2017, 11:53:33 pm
Mine finally cleared up and let me play some half decent football.  Had to be really choosy on the 5 bar connections and played most at home.

Managed to turnaround the form to finish this session on 5-4. Happy enough with that given the start.

See what fun tonight brings  :P
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: TheBaldyBuddha on January 28, 2017, 03:26:11 am
Only need 4 wins to get silver for the month CBA today tried so many different formations , but as you both said i have been getting the sluggish slow unresponsive gameplay for over a week now

I have 360mb download 36mb upload with a 13 ping to ea's uk server so i don't know WTF is going on even cosidered selling up everything last night.

will wait until tonight to try a few games
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: TheBaldyBuddha on January 28, 2017, 03:31:09 am
Kiwi i seen on a few of your clips that you have a blue courser over you're players how did you change it from red ?
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: Kiwi on January 28, 2017, 10:34:39 am
Yeah TWS - seems like Divisions is a major lag fest at the moment. Kid rarely gets an off game in WL and my games (first owners side) weren't nearly as bad as D1 games.

Good recovery Simmo!

@BB - it's a strange one - happens when we change GT's to the first owners club. Even though it's the controller 1, the cursor changes to blue - as if it's controller 2 ::).
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: UltimateSimmov2 on January 28, 2017, 01:00:22 pm
Finished the day on 10-11.

Some really great/bad games in that session.

Brought back big Zlatan to play in behind Lou & Ron.  Steady, but pleased to have him back. Need to get used to him again.

Paid 452k for a fresh one, so probs take 100k loss if I sell in a few weeks if he goes back down to his previous level.  Not bad considering he was 1m this morning.

Did also try Nedved there but for me nothing to warrant keeping.  Back to it tomorrow/later today
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: Kiwi on January 28, 2017, 06:18:21 pm
Not bad Simmo. Just 8 more for that gold "standard". GL with the rest.

Re: Ibra - was amazed how quick he got back done to that level.
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: Kiwi on January 28, 2017, 07:02:46 pm
@BB - it's a strange one - happens when we change GT's to the first owners club. Even though it's the controller 1, the cursor changes to blue - as if it's controller 2 ::).

Kid informed me it's to do with the fact that I have the main account logged in, and then the first owners account gets logged - essentially the 2nd profile, gets the blue cursor.
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: TWS001 on January 28, 2017, 07:55:15 pm
After the absolute disaster that was yesterday morning, with the most unresponsive gameplay ever, I was at one point 2-6! Ended last night on 7-7, so pretty happy with that! Also played a couple of friendlies against someone that normally beats me or I draw at best. Won both, the first one a totally one sided 2-0 against Suarez and Messi.
The gamplay was like chalk and cheese. It went from being the worst ever in the morning, to being probably the smoothest I've had on 17 all year. The whole thing makes absolutely zero sense.
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: UltimateSimmov2 on January 28, 2017, 11:07:47 pm
Not bad Simmo. Just 8 more for that gold "standard". GL with the rest.

Re: Ibra - was amazed how quick he got back done to that level.

Yup, give me 18 now and I'll take it.  That should also take me to gold for the month, which will do for me.
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: TWS001 on January 29, 2017, 02:58:53 am
I need 11 wins from 26 for the auto qualification, and would take that as well! The 25 wins i need for the gold monthly are way off! Very doubtful indeed that i'll go 18-8 tonight and tomorrow, even more so considering i've already won 5 of the past 6 and will start getting harder opponents anytime i suppose. The six wins two weekends back where I was too hungover to play is going to cost me big time I think!

I've had two teams that I've used in alternate matches so far this weekend. A mostly French thingy with SBC Gignac upfront and Ben Arfa behind. Used it in a few weekends leagues and has done ok. The other team, that I used in the weekend a while back, featuring IF Balotelli and SBC Giovinco behind him, has been much better. Has the same setup but it just seems so more potent. Might just get a squad around those two players and De Rossi, and use the hundreds of fitness cards I have on them and rotate players that fit behind them. Used to do this in the first few weekend leagues I entered and it worked. The performance levels between both teams had been very noticable between the two teams.
Maybe I'm overthinking things?
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: TheBaldyBuddha on January 29, 2017, 03:52:58 am
Played 2 last night won both neither were enjoyable finding the will to play dwindling by the hour might log in in a while and blitz a few games
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: TheBaldyBuddha on January 29, 2017, 03:55:37 am
Kiwi whats the news on sydney are you going ?
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: TWS001 on January 29, 2017, 04:03:17 am
The Paris one is this coming week I think?
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: Kiwi on January 29, 2017, 07:05:25 am
I need 11 wins from 26 for the auto qualification, and would take that as well! The 25 wins i need for the gold monthly are way off! Very doubtful indeed that i'll go 18-8 tonight and tomorrow, even more so considering i've already won 5 of the past 6 and will start getting harder opponents anytime i suppose. The six wins two weekends back where I was too hungover to play is going to cost me big time I think!

I've had two teams that I've used in alternate matches so far this weekend. A mostly French thingy with SBC Gignac upfront and Ben Arfa behind. Used it in a few weekends leagues and has done ok. The other team, that I used in the weekend a while back, featuring IF Balotelli and SBC Giovinco behind him, has been much better. Has the same setup but it just seems so more potent. Might just get a squad around those two players and De Rossi, and use the hundreds of fitness cards I have on them and rotate players that fit behind them. Used to do this in the first few weekend leagues I entered and it worked. The performance levels between both teams had been very noticable between the two teams.
Maybe I'm overthinking things?


Nope - it's the only way to go to get really consistent performances.
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: Kiwi on January 29, 2017, 07:16:13 am
Kiwi whats the news on sydney are you going ?

Yeah - TWS is right, the Paris one starts next weekend. Sydney is the following weekend.

Got a mail y'day confirming the squads:
Squad Restrictions and Roster Lock
There are no squad restrictions for player items, however restrictions on training items remain in place.  The accounts provided by EA for competitor use will have an identical list of players who are available in the retail version of FIFA17 at the time of the roster lock. Season 1 will be locked on January 31st, 2017 at 11:59PM Pacific Standard Time.


Kid has got his tickets booked and at this point, is going alone! Missus wants me to go, but I think the kid wants the space & do the grown-up thing. This link here has some more info - https://www.easports.com/fifa/ultimate-team/compete/events/fifa-championship-series-paris - as well as a "live" show links at the bottom. Once Paris is done, then I think they'll have the "Sydney page".

Will be watching next weekend as it is "the big one" given the amount of pros in Europe. Kid did tell me that Gorilla played MDossary (one of the best "Rest Of World" players - from Saudi) and lost against him. Competition is going to be pretty tough!

On the team side - having access to pretty much everyone, is quite daunting. Seems cool, but as we know with UT, team balance is more important that 11 legends on the pitch. At this stage, he's looking to re-use the team that got him 17th. Messi - Ronaldo with Bergkamp behind them being the key. Midfield of SBC Modric (if he can) with Veron and Pogba (NIF). Defence is NIF Alba, TOTY Ramos, Blanc and Zanetti with De Gea in goals.

It does mean using Messi again, so for the time being, we've sold off TOTY Suarez - great card & no doubt best out 'n out striker in the game - and bought TOTY Messi. Need to try him out to see the Physical upgrade on him.
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: TheBaldyBuddha on January 29, 2017, 08:36:01 am
Keep us informed when he will be on so we can watch, streamed live i take it
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: UltimateSimmov2 on January 29, 2017, 09:00:40 am
Keep us informed when he will be on so we can watch, streamed live i take it

Yup good luck to him
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: UltimateSimmov2 on January 29, 2017, 09:03:45 am
Played 4, lost 3.  Playing streaming to my tablet whilst the TV is in use is probably not the best idea.

Game feeling heavy as hell too..... fiddlesticks
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: Kiwi on January 29, 2017, 11:50:15 am
Keep us informed when he will be on so we can watch, streamed live i take it

Yup good luck to him

Thanks guys - will pass on and do!
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: Kiwi on January 29, 2017, 11:51:55 am
Played 4, lost 3.  Playing streaming to my tablet whilst the TV is in use is probably not the best idea.

Game feeling heavy as hell too..... fiddlesticks

Done this by accident a few times actually ... agreed, near unplayable - too jittery.
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: TWS001 on January 29, 2017, 08:05:23 pm
Another day of struggle for me yesterday. Played another ten last night and it was not easy. Connection was perfect, it played as smooth as possible but just couldn't get anything going. First game I lost on penalties after a 0-0 against manic high pressure for 120 minutes. Followed that up with another manic high pressure game that went to extra time but managed to sneak a late 2-1 win with a suspiciously offside looking goal. The next game was again crazy high pressure (notice the theme developing here) and somehow lost despite having many more chances.
At this point things started going very wrong and i was soon 8-11!
The games seemed to get easier and won the next two easily. A totally unfair 90th minute loss put me 10-12, but a 1-0 with an 89th minute winner followed and I was on to the final game of the night.
The guy had Musa and Vardy upfront with the rest a standard Premier League team and the most predictable defence ever. He was one of the most annoying players I've ever played. All he did was driven pass forward to De Bruyne and then it was one touch one two through balls between Musa and Vardy. Every. Single. Time!
He couldn't defend to save his life luckily and I went into halftime 2-0 ahead. I feared the worst when I conceded some sort of ridiculous monstrosity almost straight away. What followed was unbelievable. The next seven minutes was just watching someone have FIFA meltdown before my very eyes. Ended up scoring nine goals and he was losing it. Ended up winning 9-2 with SBC Gignac and Ben Arfa both ending with 4 goals and 2 assists each.

So, 12-12 going into the final day.......
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: Kiwi on January 29, 2017, 09:10:43 pm
Damn! Good one mate!!

I've struggled with the First Owners stuff today. Currently on 16 wins with 11 to go. So, will only be going for the 2 wins required, meaning Gold for monthly too. Had enough, honestly.

I will admit, it's tough to play with these "First Owners" club. So far, IMO, the first team is pretty decent (41212) - defence is great (Azpi, IF Reid, Smalling and Walker) with Lloris in goals. Midfield has Kante, Mkhitaryan, Payet and Firmino. Up front is IF Gray, but Remy is next to him. I have an IG swap to use Firmino as the left ST, Payet as the CAM and Remy as the LM. Simply hate him up front!

The trouble is you simply know that it's not the most balanced midfield, or strike partnership, generally feels sluggish, or whatever. Then, the 2nd team is even worse! Got to play with what you have.

Tough in the WL with them ... must say. Not the most enjoyable.

Oh ... and then you play against twats, noobs, that actually are really poor! So freakin' frustrating!
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: UltimateSimmov2 on January 29, 2017, 11:17:37 pm
Finished. Thank god

Ended up 20-20, which gives me the pleasure of doing it all again next week and secures gold 2 for the month.

Btw, lovely game play this morning  :o
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: TheBaldyBuddha on January 30, 2017, 01:16:28 am
Jesus simmo finished already had some mares yesterday screen shotted a Brazilian team with TOTY, TOTGS all he did was spam crossfield running and lob switching back across the field boring

Lost that on pens don't know how  ???

Am 7-9 so 24 left to finish today  ::)

Struggling still with formations tried 4-3-1-2, 4-1-2-1-2 (2) even 4-4-2 liked none,switched to 4-3-2-1 from 4-3-3 (4) liked it so far don't know if it will stay though
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: UltimateSimmov2 on January 30, 2017, 02:20:46 am
Go for it Buddha  ;D

From my limited experience, switching up is the worst thing to do in fut champs. Either teams or formation. Its a nightmare to get consistency battling the connection, never mind second guessing what has brought you to the dance.

Think you can just about get away with the odd player, but for me consistency is essential even if the results don't come.

Obviously the rage factor can come in and you feel like nothing is right in which case its your call.

This is my best performance thus far in champs, and I don't think its a coincidence that I played every game with the same team with only changes being TIF Eriksson for Zlatan and a brief flirt with Vidal over Sαnches


:... note, also credit to TOTY Suarez and Ronaldo...... they may also have had a ever so slight helping hand in my results  ;D
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: TWS001 on January 30, 2017, 02:56:23 am
Played three more this afternoon, lost the first 2-1 despite having 13 shots with 9 on target, and the opponent four, with one on target. One word. Butland!
Won the next one, with an early second half rage quit after two quick goals had put me 3-1 up. Should have been out of sight long before that though.
The final game I won 3-2. Scored early, but then let in a terrible equaliser to Musa, even though I should have been five up by then. Then lost the plot and hacked down Musa and that was the end of Alex Sandro. Into the second half i got another and then the opponent got his Bailly sent off. Balotelli completed his hat trick, but I managed to concede another joke goal to Musa but saw out the last ten to win 3-2. Should have had at least six or seven, but Butland. Again! Takes me to 14-13.
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: TheBaldyBuddha on January 30, 2017, 09:39:23 am
Well don't know if its the glitch or not but needed 3 wins from 7 to get 18 4 of the 3 all at 0-0  i got kicked said i lost connection to EA servers but when i was returned to the main menu was still connected to them WTF

Could it be that it does work and these lads are hanging on until sunday night to do it ?  all accounts 2017 and checked GT's under 100 Gamerscore. It did happen once earlier today  again 0-0 but thought it was a double disconnect then.

Ah well only 2 left with 3 wins needed so looks like tourneys again for me.

Thing is i was just hitting form SBC Jones is now my 7 chem Prem striker only striker in my club with over 50 goals, god i hope Slimani stays at leicester and gets a few IF's

Wish is could sell 87 Lukaku and 87 Kane Aguero is going so is Dybala if they are not big and strong with at least High/Medium they are gone
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: TWS001 on January 30, 2017, 12:01:50 pm
Started off the weekend needing 25 wins to get to gold for the month after barely playing any games two weekends ago, and any chance of that looked dead after the disaster of the servers on Friday morning left me at 2-6!
After my mini session this afternoon I was 14-13. Started like a train tonight won my first two games in about five minutes after two very early rage quits, both 2-0 after 20 and 7 in game minutes! Carried on with win after win and 9-12 at one point on Saturday became 19-13!
At this point the teams I was facing changed. Suddenly teams full of special red Informs started appearing. Lost a game 4-3 in the 90th minute and then the next match as well to mean I needed to win my last 6 to scrape gold 1 and gold monthly. Won the next one 2-0 against a team with just the 8 res informs! Unfortunately narrowly lost the next one, so one win from four to get gold 2 was my new target. This was achieved easily with a 4-0 win to leave me 21-16.
Didn't seem much point playing the final three as there was nothing to gain apart from match coins and didn't want to be stuck on 24 wins. That would have been very annoying! Basically messed myself up trying to battle on through the mess of the servers on Friday morning. Seems like those horrible, unresponsive first 8 games cost me my best ever finish and gold monthly.

Not too disappointed really as the way i was playing today, even when I lost a few very close games against what were obviously pretty high level opponents, give me hope that I could reach at least Gold 1 at some point soon if I get the chance to squeeze the games in of course!
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: UltimateSimmov2 on January 30, 2017, 07:10:53 pm
@ Buddha, get on the blower to ea.  They might put you back in

@ TWS, you often find that a lot of the pro's and wannabe pro's show up late Sunday to finish their 40-0 runs.  Hence the red squads

What I've taken from this weekend is that your play time is important in terms of connection. Friday, Saturday & Sunday 11am through 3pm has by far been the most stable and playable times with minimal BS. Friday, at the start of champs and Saturday, 6pm through till 12am being the worst. I'm sure that the lunar promo this weekend hasn't helped connection speeds for anyone.  Dedicated servers..... really???? Makes you wonder what cack EA are spouting
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: UltimateSimmov2 on January 31, 2017, 02:34:12 am
Just smashed the daily knockout for good measure at the 1st attempt  ;D

Right, is it the weekend yet???  ;)
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: Kiwi on January 31, 2017, 03:57:20 pm
LOL Simmo ...
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: UltimateSimmov2 on January 31, 2017, 08:36:49 pm
Won the qualifier again for good measure. I'm chomping at the bit for the weekend, like a caged animal

However, come Monday I'll be cursing and licking my wounds
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: TWS001 on January 31, 2017, 09:22:04 pm
Went into the daily tournament yesterday with my usual mixed bag of players when I am already qualified. In the two teams I made, included Rafa, Danny and Ruben Fereira in one and Raffael in the other because they are the four that need to play ten games for loyalty in the legendary SBC for the 50k pack. The rest of the position were filled with players already in my club, mainly pack pulls and also SBC Smolov getting a first run out.
All four games I played were against obviously weekend league regulars. None of the usual easier games for me yesterday! Got to the semi final but lost a close gane and then won the next first round game.
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: Cart79 on February 01, 2017, 08:04:17 am
Just qualified for weekend league for the first time last night, hardly tried it before only maybe 2-3 half hearted attempts, so was pretty pleased to win it last night.  Was expecting the semi next final to be tough but won without too much difficulty, won final 1-0 thanks to my main man togs Aduriz, fitting that he should get the landmark goal.  Should've been more comfortable but main thing was the result.

Looking forward to the riches that participation in this weekend league could bring.  Heard I need to win 18/40 games to get best reward. 

Feeling confident though my teams are playing well so bring it on.
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: UltimateSimmov2 on February 01, 2017, 09:26:23 am
Eric, prepare yourself for a whole new level of sweat and frustration. It can be brutal but its everything fut should be. Proper competitive play for us lesser mortals with potentially great reward.  People will do everything to win
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: TWS001 on February 01, 2017, 10:47:11 am
It's as much a better of the mind, and making sure you don't start tilting as it is FIFA ability! Also if you play at least the majority of the 40 matches, it is trying to stay alert and finding the will to keep playing at times! There are some really bad players and easy games surprisingly, but win a few in a row and the quality will ramp right up, but as stated above, people will do anything to win.
Just try and take breaks and not play too many in one go! I find that Division is a high standard but the weekend league is more about battling your own head!
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: Cart79 on February 02, 2017, 09:41:13 am
I've read other posts saying a similar thing so will keep that in mind.  Went back to seasons last night and just beginning my second season in div 2, not consecutively I should add.  Lost my first 2 by the odd goal, tough teams, 3rd game was hardest team yet, SIF icardi and sbc dybala up front, managed to salvage a deserved late 2-2 draw.  So stopped the rot at least.  Anyway I will see what the weekend brings, does it open on Friday?
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: TheBaldyBuddha on February 02, 2017, 09:51:31 am
Yea Eric Friday morning 6 am until monday morning 6 am
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: TheBaldyBuddha on February 02, 2017, 02:00:25 pm
Well qualified first go tonight 3-4-2-1 is fast becoming my favorite formation the RM & LM overlap so well while their fullbacks are either forward or covering my attackers so they have so much space, scoring for fun  ;D

Will say have got really good at tracking with my CB's too but will see how it fairs in the WL

The horror show that got me there

(https://gyazo.com/4d07f0f0da953dca88bbf706666b2fb9.png)
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: Kiwi on February 02, 2017, 03:22:58 pm
@Eric ... good luck mate!

@BB ... good job ... erm, with that :D. Ouch.
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: TWS001 on February 02, 2017, 05:48:42 pm
Played only two last night, both 1-0 wins where I was outplayed but the predictability of the opponents attacking allowed me to keep them out fairly easily. Teams I faced were completely as expected. 41212(2)'s with Musa and Rashford.
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: UltimateSimmov2 on February 02, 2017, 06:05:38 pm
Good lad Buddha

Get plenty of practice in before hand. 3 atb is not common from my experience, but you never know till you throw it into the fire.

Are you going to tweak it up to 5 star?

Got the rewards last night but don't know if I should keep them till the new otw's are out. The TOTW is rather meh, although Kovacic looks a bit tasty. The FA Cup MOTM Squad has some chunky sellable players in, but none that have any playable interest for me.

One question which I hope someone knows, if you auto qualify but keep opening your rewards until the Monday after, do you then qualify for that following weekend league?

In a couple of weeks time I'm away for the weekend so won't be able to play the 40 games.  Wonder also if the rewards expire if you don't claim by the following reward issue?  too risky to test
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: UltimateSimmov2 on February 02, 2017, 07:15:57 pm
Ok, so temptation got the better of me, and opened the packs

Only Aguero pops up in the last pack  ;D

Another awesome weekend rewards.  300k+ in packs plus 30k coins, and another chance to do it all again tomorrow  8)
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: Kiwi on February 02, 2017, 07:48:59 pm
Good stuff Simmo! At times like that, you do think the WL has benefits when being rewarded like that.

Re: your question re: the following week - don't know. I would imagine it's qualification for the following week (expires as you say) so you would need to qualify if you're not successful with the limited games. What I would recommend, is that if you are in D1/D2, hold those games back so holding D1 or promotion to D1 gets you in. Probably easier than going through qualification tournaments - well, depends on requirements if you breezed through them this week.
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: Kiwi on February 02, 2017, 07:50:06 pm
Oh ... and I don't have patience but the kid does, packs not opened.

Does mean on the First Owners club the packs were opened - sweet freakin' nothing. The Rare Players pack had 5 GK's! We don't need keepers on that account! LOL
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: TheBaldyBuddha on February 02, 2017, 08:12:56 pm


@BB ... good job ... erm, with that :D. Ouch.


Yea kiwi it wasn't quite as bad as it looked by hey ho those are the requirements

Good lad Buddha

Get plenty of practice in before hand. 3 atb is not common from my experience, but you never know till you throw it into the fire.

Are you going to tweak it up to 5 star?


oh simmo only one of them will be used if i use my prem team just with the 4 star requirements for the qualies this worked quite well
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: Kiwi on February 02, 2017, 08:56:09 pm
@BB ... good job ... erm, with that :D . Ouch.
Yea kiwi it wasn't quite as bad as it looked by hey ho those are the requirements


Playing with a First Owners only team - I'm really struggling to keep going with that. Still don't have the best forwards so like you had Batshuayi - I guess you feel it's literally SO easy to play with the big name players.


Have no idea how people play with Musa/Rashford/Remy ... hate them. Not because others abuse them - they're crap.
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: TheBaldyBuddha on February 02, 2017, 10:44:03 pm
Yea they are crap for me but seem like legends for others   ::)

Really liking the look of MOTM Son might sell Aguero for him the finishing on his POTM card is great could be the answer to my ST problems in my prem team maybe MOTM Walcott too  ;)
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: TheBaldyBuddha on February 02, 2017, 10:45:34 pm
@BB ... good job ... erm, with that :D . Ouch.
Yea kiwi it wasn't quite as bad as it looked by hey ho those are the requirements


Playing with a First Owners only team - I'm really struggling to keep going with that. Still don't have the best forwards so like you had Batshuayi - I guess you feel it's literally SO easy to play with the big name players.


Have no idea how people play with Musa/Rashford/Remy ... hate them. Not because others abuse them - they're crap.

also came up against Hunter 3 times yesterday for the first time in ages
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: TWS001 on February 02, 2017, 11:18:07 pm
That Alex Hunter card is laughable bad. Has done absolutely nothing every time I've faced it.

Looks like I'll be using my SBC Gigbac and IF Balotelli teams again this week. Balotelli has 98 goals (all weekend league) so that's one milestone coming up. Altered a couple of players last week, with IF Antonia at RB and Begovic in goal in the Gignac team and my Marquee Matchups pulled Barzagli slotted into the Balotelli team nicely as well. Will look at the teams tonight, but without any signings only change could be IF Schmeichel for Begovic, but the fact that Schmeichel is utterly useless in the tournament games he's played the past couple of weeks makes it unlikely!
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: UltimateSimmov2 on February 03, 2017, 02:01:58 am
Picked up Kovacic for 36k but yet to try him.  Will have to check out his stats on futhead to see if he's as good as he looks. A plus 4 upgrade can't be bad.

Also tried out Agureo in 2 games at the point in a 4321 alongside POTM's Son & Sterling in a BPL squad. 2 rage quits and 7 goals for (only 1 for him) mean i'll give him some more time.  Did feel good on the ball though. A nice benchwarmer for tomorrow
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: Kiwi on February 03, 2017, 06:15:34 am
Good luck with MOTM Son - see he's still extinct.

I think I've only seen Hunter once or twice - in all forms. Yeah he's pretty bad.I said to the kid they should have taken that further & given upgrades to the card the more you play - score 50 goals, his shooting increases by 5 / get 15 assists, passing +3 / Play 100 games, pace +3 & physical +4 ... whatever formula you come up with - simply make it more worthwhile than just a very basic 75 card.

Re: Aguero - just not feeling the love with him. Tried his IF when the kid got him in WL rewards - nothing. Kid then pulled him in one of the untradeable SBC's - has 5 in 12 and still feels pretty average IG. Currently have Martial next to SBC Ibra in the fitness team. Get more from him on 7 chem than Aguero ::)
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: UltimateSimmov2 on February 03, 2017, 09:02:35 pm
Well I'm off to my best ever start.... 1-0  8)

Usually always find a way to lose the first game. Was a tough extra time win though
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: Kiwi on February 03, 2017, 09:39:03 pm
Good stuff ... 1 at a time :D
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: UltimateSimmov2 on February 03, 2017, 10:24:33 pm
Good stuff ... 1 at a time :D


2nd game screwed me over. 90th min equalizer (which was bs), then in et Neuer, when I'm trying to throw to halfway, inexplicably rolls it out to their strikers feet for a tap in. Fuming
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: UltimateSimmov2 on February 03, 2017, 11:57:58 pm
Now 3-3  >:(

One as previous post, one to a better player and another to a 10 man, 74 chem sweat fest when leading 2-1 in, you guessed it, the 90th min.

That sums up the weekend league. Sometimes you get everything, sometimes you get shafted royally up the a$$

Hopefully you guys can avoid the bs and go 40-0

Edit: 4-6 😩
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: UltimateSimmov2 on February 04, 2017, 04:16:03 am
Great, not only is my WL record going down like the titanic, but now my Neymar has vanished  :o

Going to replace him with Bale, so listed him up from the squad screen. Error message saying that the transfer couldn't be completed. Tried again, and nothing. Backed out of the squad screen and went back in and he's gone!!

Not in my club, trade pile or listed. WTF  >:(

Now can't buy Bale, and have a gaping hole in my team. FFS....

Anyone had this before?

Edit: he's reappeared in the trade pile. Phew
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: TheBaldyBuddha on February 04, 2017, 06:10:35 am
Glad you got him back happened to me in 15 i think TOTY Silva disappeared after being stuck in my tradepile even though it said he sold i never got the coins
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: TWS001 on February 04, 2017, 08:15:44 am
If that ever happens, buy a 400 coin bronze pack and he should reappear out of that bizarrely!

I won my first game for only the second time ever. Was 2-0 down to two Robben right foot shots but cane back and won on penalties. So far I'm WLWLW, so 3-2. Standard stuff, Musa three times already!
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: UltimateSimmov2 on February 04, 2017, 10:52:36 am
After swapping out Neymar for a brief stint with bale, he's now gone and have SIF Dembele and upgraded Kante for his 84. Changed to the 4321 as well so getting used to that, but as a consequence, along with me just being bad and EA's great levelling script, I'm at 6-11. Gutted as at least 5 of the losses I was leading and comfortable until 'whatever' kicked in and the opposition became gods.

Please god, just give me the 18 and i'll walk away
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: TheBaldyBuddha on February 04, 2017, 11:34:16 am
I finished 5-3 for the night, could feel the slow sluggish play coming in now probably US times and server overload with OTW, TOTT, FA MOTM and TOTW all together.

Gonna go on the hunt for Higgy in the OTW untradeables Pogba would do too as could sell my one and just buy Higgy  ;)

As i said to Simmo while messaging over xbox loving 3-4-2-1 so many attacking options this is my team


(https://gyazo.com/f8094bc28271ae0c632e4958cdd53e5d.png)


Sold SIF Salah for 250k when i saw TOTT announced and got his MOTM for 251k after the 50k packs, packed TOTS Koulibaly in one of my 50k packs so he will sit on the bench

Am looking at IF Mario or buying back SIF Brozovic for Marchisio love him and all but his Stamina is a killer  :'(

Scored some lovely goals tonight too


Last one was from a Qualifier last night
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: Kiwi on February 04, 2017, 01:29:06 pm
Nice goals & play there mate.

What tactics do you use with 3atb? Do you change anything when meeting 433 formations?
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: TheBaldyBuddha on February 04, 2017, 02:01:01 pm
Nice goals & play there mate.

What tactics do you use with 3atb? Do you change anything when meeting 433 formations?


Only instructions are on the front 3 and that is just Get in behind it is more to keep them off the wings to allow the wide mids to overlap into the free space and the CCB on aggressive interceptions he's the one likely to step out first and try to win the ball.

Tactics are

70
40
Organised

57
25
80
Free Form

45
48
60
Cover

don't switch anything Vs 4-3-3 as using Fullbacks in the wide mid positions they naturally fall back

If things aren't going my way i will up the speed to the late 80's and crossing to the high 70's brings the wide mids further forward also do this with the crossing when i notice the opponent has switched to ultra attack as you can overload his defense.


The passing options are great i do find i use the CB's quite a bit to draw their players out and on defense you find more often than not you're wide mids (fullbacks  :D ) are the players you are controlling and having 3 CB's there is less tendency for them to load one side and leave a big gaping gap for the big switch does help having the big 3 back there though  ;D

Don't think the IF's of Bonucci or Chiellini are much of an upgrade but am tempted
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: Kiwi on February 04, 2017, 02:23:39 pm
Cool - thanks for the detail mate. Like that aspect of controlling the wide man when defending - well, that's if I can switch properly (really struggling with that!).

Have changed to 3412 on the First Owners side - bit rough start last night - think it was 1-4! Similar to Simmo, conceding a late goal to lose after leading/dominating.

Agree, had a look at IF Bonucci & his upgrade really is minimal - pity!
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: TheBaldyBuddha on February 04, 2017, 02:31:19 pm
Tried 3-4-1-2 and really struggled to create anything just not for me
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: TheBaldyBuddha on February 04, 2017, 03:26:39 pm
Opened 2 50k packs with points just there First pack walkout Griezmann happy out as have an untradeable one cool 145k only for the pack pop up with MOTM Defour and SIF Snijder will keep both second pack nothing of note thought feck it up 145k now will buy 2 with coins first one IF joao Mario cool was gonna buy saves 60k ish and last one got MOTM Thomas not worth much but could have been worse.

Just on Thomas i used him as a stand in the other night spit of Renato IG will use his MOTM for a laugh some time with OTW Sanches beside him the twins  ;D
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: Kiwi on February 04, 2017, 06:48:08 pm
It starts ...

https://www.easports.com/fifa/ultimate-team/compete/events/fifa-championship-series-paris#group-stages
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: TWS001 on February 05, 2017, 12:12:38 am
Some top quality goals being scored:

http://streamable.com/6male

Also reports of shielding in the corner with half an hour left, and people putting down the controller!
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: TWS001 on February 05, 2017, 12:15:56 am
I've played six games, am 4-2 but have come down with some sort of flu or virus. Feel absolute crap so giving it a miss. Have time to play now, but feeling like this, just cannot face it.
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: UltimateSimmov2 on February 05, 2017, 05:11:50 am
had a 5 game win streak. Now on 11 wins with 13 left.

The dreams of yesterday could still be achieved  ::)

Game felt totally different today also. 4 easy, 1 tough, that I didn't deserve to win, but Ronaldo shattered the opponents dreams with a sweet half volley  8)
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: Kiwi on February 05, 2017, 06:38:16 am
Some top quality goals being scored:

http://streamable.com/6male

Also reports of shielding in the corner with half an hour left, and people putting down the controller!

Watched up until the first KO rounds ...

Yeah, Gorilla wasn't impressed - I guess we all wouldn't be. Honestly though, he was out of form and struggling. When he downed his controller - probably 3/4 minutes to play in his last game, he was out by then & knew he didn't have a chance to get the ball back. Not so dramatic and I think it had to do with overall disappointment rather than specific game play.

Overall though, what a disappointment to watch. IMO, shockingly organised, horrible host (the Yank), viewing options were poor, switching between games at times was bad & the worst was that at times, even the 2 commentators didn't have a clue around what the results/standings were! I'm just so surprised that EA/ZED INK have put this on and it's pathetic.

Heard a few times that EA need to step it up massively if it wants to be recognised as a true eSport. Never quite understood that before, and now I see. Not the in-game play - swings & roundabouts & you gotta take your chances.

Woke up this morning to see the rest of the KO games and final ... nothing. Not even an option to replay on Twitch. Only one I could find was on YT - the first play-off final. I now know who won their respective sections, but want to WATCH IT! AARRRRGGGGHHHH!
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: Kiwi on February 05, 2017, 06:53:28 am
Friday, kid played 4 (2-2) and I played 4/5 (only won 1). Something was off ... In between the various SBC's (did a LOT of those), other bits on & then Paris Regionals, I didn't play another game. Kid did play though - 2 quick rage quits then 5-1 and 6-0 wins. So, back on track - or so he thought. 2 losses in the next 3 followed by another 4 wins - all destroyed (16 goals scored with 2 rage quits).

Back on track ... again. Nope, 2 straight losses - again. Second one the guy had 2 shots on goal, scored twice - kid hit the post numerous times, missed an open goal with Gullit and 15+ shots on target is simply not enough to score. And that's when he quit - mid afternoon - didn't bother to play again. So, he's 11 and 6, I'm 1 and whatever ...

Not really cared at this point, must admit!

Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: TheBaldyBuddha on February 05, 2017, 12:48:09 pm
How did you get on with 3 ATB last night Kiwi doesn't sound good anyway.

So from 5 -3 last night im  13-7 after today's games some really sluggish stuff thought the new formation honeymoon was over had to endure 5 penalty shootouts winning all love powering up my pen and double tapping is at the last second into the bottom corners the keeper just looking at it  ;D

Some filthy players tonight too them ones that know the exploits and use all of them got hammered by 2 really good players think    4-3-1-2 is the 3 ATB killer struggle to track the CAM and when you step out killer pass played.
Although my last game finished 3-3 against it and won on Pens

Don't think i will get the 20 games finished tomorrow but 18 would be some achievement after consistent 14-15 win weekends 
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: UltimateSimmov2 on February 06, 2017, 12:43:04 am
Sitting on 13 wins with 10 to go. That little win streak of 6 games came just at the right time when I thought all hope had gone and had the rage sell mind set.

At least the fat lady isn't singing anymore, just a mild hum

We go again
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: UltimateSimmov2 on February 06, 2017, 08:58:24 am
Gold 3 achieved. I can now breathe and tell the fat lady to politely do one.

Can't believe that I even got close after at one point Friday into Saturday I was on a 2-11 terrible run. Was stuck on 6 wins for ages.

On the plus side the team feels really good despite the losses. Will likely keep tinkering with the RW slot. Martial might get a good run out if SIF Dembele doesn't start scoring regularly.

Onto the next.....
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: Kiwi on February 06, 2017, 09:34:40 am
Good one Simmo. Am 7-6 so sitting down now to play. Public holiday today so it's kinda daft to want to spoil it with FIFA. But, missus is out with the youngest (Art Gallery trip - dodged that one) ... so who know if I can 11 wins in 6.5 hours :o

@BB ... yeah, not too bad actualy. BUT ... only realised now that I had not set tactics NOT instructions! D'OH ... big one!

Now set them ... will see how it goes :D
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: Cart79 on February 06, 2017, 11:39:33 am
Hey guys, so first weekend league has been reasonably good to me.  Just made gold 2 pretty pleased with that for first attempt.  Changing between my bpl team and la liga both going well.  I've actually not found it too sweaty although just about every team has martial.   Faced lot of strong teams too but not as strong as what I had been seeing in div 2, guess it's just your luck. 

Had to contend with lag on Saturday hasnt seemed so bad today.  So have had fun along the way with fluffing a deciding penalty when it lagged during my run up, also had to adapt to those short bursts of leaf where the gameplay hits fast forward, seems to have affected me more than opponents haven't noticed them running ball out of play for no reason. 

Just called time there, 22 wins with 3 games left.  Well 3 packs sounds better than 1 anyway lol.  Blew a 2 goal lead in my last game to lose 3-2, opponent had shevchenko bale and other big names so no shame there.  Lag kicked in though and I think I could've held my lead had it been a normal game.   
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: Cart79 on February 06, 2017, 11:44:58 am
When do the rewards get paid out? Soon as it's finished or a bit later?
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: Kiwi on February 06, 2017, 11:58:01 am
Damn! Well done Eric - especially with alternating teams.

Heard about the fast forward lag thing - not had that thankfully. Think the Europe servers take a bit hit and that happens.

Rewards will only be late Wed night your time (normally around Thursday noon NZ time).
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: TheBaldyBuddha on February 06, 2017, 01:11:42 pm
Made gold 3 had a shocker of a day quit the first 4 games that lag Eric was talking about or just total BS sluggishness if it was a friday or Saturday i would have left it right there players not running, ST on get in behind but baffling me by deciding to run back to fill in for the CM that had the ball WTF.

Was 1-11 at one stage couldn't believe it switched to 5-2-2-1 to get the full backs back to 10 chem and switched to Ultra attacking as KO worked well getting a 4 win streak lost the next to leave me on 17-19 then won 4-0 to a RQ thought about playing the remaining 3 games to reach gold 2 but no that will do.

With the lag today found myself being less composed than yesterday quite a bit of shouting  ::) think this was my downfall running players out of position. On that what i like to call PES 08 lag (as thats the last game i remember having it in) had it really bad in a 5 games so much so the games disconnected 4 of which i was winning should really get the win in these.

Didn't see Ronny, Messi or any top Legends all weekend.
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: Kiwi on February 06, 2017, 06:08:49 pm
Well ... was a struggle but played on the First Owners - absolutely hate the team! - and got to Gold 3 with the kid taking over the last 2 games.

Not sure I can continue using First Owners only!
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: Kiwi on February 06, 2017, 06:17:45 pm
See they've changed the time for rewards. Pretty much a day later! Don't like that ...
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: UltimateSimmov2 on February 07, 2017, 05:18:50 am
See they've changed the time for rewards. Pretty much a day later! Don't like that ...

What???
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: Kiwi on February 07, 2017, 05:44:24 am
See they've changed the time for rewards. Pretty much a day later! Don't like that ...

What???

Whilst we were searching at the end of the session y'day, a message popped up stating Thurs 18h00 UTC time ... Great!
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: UltimateSimmov2 on February 07, 2017, 05:53:59 am
See they've changed the time for rewards. Pretty much a day later! Don't like that ...

What???

Whilst we were searching at the end of the session y'day, a message popped up stating Thurs 18h00 UTC time ... Great!

The evil swines
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: Kiwi on February 07, 2017, 06:00:37 am
See they've changed the time for rewards. Pretty much a day later! Don't like that ...

What???

Whilst we were searching at the end of the session y'day, a message popped up stating Thurs 18h00 UTC time ... Great!

The evil swines

Agreed.

Not to sound like the conspiracy theorist here, but I have  the feeling that it's impacting on initial TOTW pack sales with FP. Hardly anyone is buying until they get their weekly rewards - which floods the market with IF's - which people buy with coins, earned from the rewards/high value cards pulled.

Make it a day later, and the 12 yo doesn't want to wait and sponges another $50 from the parent's credit card.
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: UltimateSimmov2 on February 07, 2017, 09:00:20 am
Yup. As if they don't already get enough $$$£££

We might get the monthly rewards at the same time with a bit of luck
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: TWS001 on February 08, 2017, 02:39:07 am
So after a weekend of feeling worse and worse with a virus as the hours went by, I only played 16 games, ending with 9 wins.
Yesterday and today, I've felt a bit better, but with the worst cough going and nose bleeds today at random. Have managed to reach the daily tournament final three times so far, but have lost them all. The absolute state of the goals I've conceded in these final is absolutely laughable! The last final earlier on, lost on penalties. Getting no luck at all at the moment!

Probably won't make it to the weekend league at this rate, but to be honest that isn't probably really isn't a bad thing.
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: Kiwi on February 08, 2017, 06:26:52 am
Damn mate - hope you get over that quick!

I certainly can appreciate that last sentence. Monday was a holiday (WL ends 8 PM our time) and the only reason I can think of why I continued to try qualify on the 2nd account, was to "prove I can". Stupid - I know.

Guess, I'll be forever sucked in ...
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: TWS001 on February 08, 2017, 11:31:41 am
Tried the tournament again and got to my 4th final of the week!
The opponent had a crazy team, about 6 sbc cards and the rest IF's!
What followed defied logic!

I had shot after shot after shot after shot. Chance after chance. His tactic was just blindly smash driven passes at IF Gray and hope for the best.
I ended up witnessing IF Schmeichel make more saves than I've ever seen him make ever, all in the space of 15 minutes. Some of the saves were crazy. Couldn't believe what I was seeing. Also hit the post four times!

If I hadn't won the penalty shootout there would have been something in bits somewhere in my house i swear! Weekend League again......
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: TWS001 on February 08, 2017, 11:35:02 am
Look at where the shots were from as well for gods sake!

http://m.imgur.com/gallery/Toer92m

And to make things worse, the one shot from miles out was one of my goals, a free kick, and one was a penalty!
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: Kiwi on February 08, 2017, 11:47:58 am
Holy moly ... impressive "grouping" there mate.

Well done too!
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: TheBaldyBuddha on February 09, 2017, 02:49:33 am
Kiwi when is the lad heading off & are you going too ??
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: Kiwi on February 09, 2017, 09:26:37 am
He's heading out tomorrow morning NZ time (approx 20 hrs from now).

He's decided to go on his own ... and honestly, after watching last week, I'm ok with it.
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: TheBaldyBuddha on February 09, 2017, 11:22:03 am
Nice was reading up on the competitors today but no mention of him anywhere i could find, when you know what time he will be on let me know so i will be up to tune in.

Wish him the best of luck for me.
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: Kiwi on February 09, 2017, 01:33:13 pm
Here are the player profiles - https://www.easports.com/fifa/ultimate-team/compete/player-profiles#rest-of-world

... and will pass along, thanks mate!
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: UltimateSimmov2 on February 09, 2017, 05:30:20 pm
Yup, echo Buddha's sentiments.

Best of luck young kiwi. Do the O'30's lounge proud

Will be watching
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: Kiwi on February 09, 2017, 06:38:33 pm
Thanks Simmo - passed along too!
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: Cart79 on February 09, 2017, 08:52:58 pm
Good luck to Kiwi Jr!  what age is he now?  guessing he's not a kid anymore.   but then I lose track of time lol
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: Kiwi on February 10, 2017, 05:35:46 am
Thanks Eric! Turned 18 a few months back, so yeah, I should probably also stop calling him that (guess it's force of habit).

Also, home schooling has meant that he's even grown a beard now - young hipster stuff hey !?!?

Anyway, how are things your side? Been a while!
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: Kiwi on February 10, 2017, 06:08:25 am
Weekly Rewards time.

But kid not here, but decided that given he'll be on the plane for the next 3 hours, I'll open them up and ask for forgiveness later.

Did the "First Owners" club first (Gold 3) - this from the Rare Players pack. Finally a striker - and with Douglas Costa already in the club, it's actually a very good one!
(http://i.imgur.com/6Dlov6w.png)

Then, onto the main account (Gold 1), this from the first Jumbo Rare Players pack:
(http://i.imgur.com/3HkVeaI.png)

His price has dropped, but can sell the one in the club and keep this First Owners one.

Funnily, in both Jumbo Rare Players packs, pulled Di Maio and Asare. Only stood out as they were already duplicates & the only duplicates other than Pogba.
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: TheBaldyBuddha on February 10, 2017, 07:52:54 am
Absolute tripe in my packs think Cahill was the best, same with MM packs
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: Cart79 on February 10, 2017, 08:18:02 am
I got Cahill too and also pogba, but it was the ligue 1 Pogba   >:(
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: SherlockH on February 10, 2017, 08:43:43 am
Good luck to to young kiwi from me as well, hope he goes far.
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: UltimateSimmov2 on February 10, 2017, 09:36:42 am
No PELE or Aguero this week for me. Only saving grace from the rewards is that I got a fair few for the marquee matchup SBC and some squad fitness  >:(
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: Kiwi on February 10, 2017, 12:40:52 pm
Good luck to to young kiwi from me as well, hope he goes far.

Thanks mate. Saw your pack on the feed. Well done!
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: Cart79 on February 10, 2017, 09:22:05 pm
Thanks Eric! Turned 18 a few months back, so yeah, I should probably also stop calling him that (guess it's force of habit).

Also, home schooling has meant that he's even grown a beard now - young hipster stuff hey !?!?

Anyway, how are things your side? Been a while!

haha I wouldn't blame home schooling for that, beards are all the fashion these days, all he will need is a few tattoos to complete the look.

things my side are fine, to be honest nothing much changes  :) 
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: TWS001 on February 10, 2017, 11:56:54 pm
So last weekend I got to nine wins, then sat out with a virus. Next weekend rolls around, and I still have the same virus! I just can't get rid of it. Not feeling anyway near as bad but playing the weekend league whilst anything but 100% on it is never a good idea.
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: TWS001 on February 10, 2017, 11:59:57 pm
Rewards yesterday gave me a OTW Sanson and little else. Later on the monthly ones appeared and I got a pointless Georgian goalkeeper in the Portuguese League. This was the one I really didn't want when I looked at what was possible!
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: TheBaldyBuddha on February 11, 2017, 03:00:53 am
Rewards yesterday gave me a OTW Sanson and little else. Later on the monthly ones appeared and I got a pointless Georgian goalkeeper in the Portuguese League. This was the one I really didn't want when I looked at what was possible!

Yea i got the Mexican keeper just love that player you can't control  ::)
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: UltimateSimmov2 on February 11, 2017, 04:52:40 am
Bot all in the monthlies apart from the kit  :o

Just played my first game of the new weekend 'season' and Christ it was slow. Might play a few more tonight but not touching it right now.  Thankfully I won 4-0 against a French tosser (arsy messages at half & full time). Ronaldo dispatched him back to le toilet with a lovely hattrick  ;D

Very satisfying beating him and the terrible servers
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: UltimateSimmov2 on February 11, 2017, 04:59:04 am
Just looked at the next 2 weekend league's requirements and we have the 16 player BPL next week then its a full 18 of La Liga & Bundesliga.

BPL is covered but will need 4 la liga to oust pogba, Kante, walker & Smalling 
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: TheBaldyBuddha on February 11, 2017, 06:28:18 am
would i be right in saying 10 PM UK time for the Sydney Event to start, where you talking to the lad Kiwi ??
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: Kiwi on February 11, 2017, 07:02:51 am
If it's the same as last week, the games kick off at 8:45AM Sydney time (AEST).

This will cover the whole tournament - the inter-divisional finals runs from 6PM to 7PM with the closing ceremony till 7:30PM:
(http://i.imgur.com/mPFuG5r.png)
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: UltimateSimmov2 on February 11, 2017, 08:58:33 am
Watching now on big screen TV. Wife is out so I'm a happy bunny.  C'mon kiwi ⚽🙏
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: Kiwi on February 11, 2017, 09:11:18 am
LOL!

I think I'm getting more nervous now than him :D
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: TheBaldyBuddha on February 11, 2017, 09:31:41 am
What the hell sick of looking at these tools talking crap, god can we see the results. Benz is on the other forums looks a good player
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: TheBaldyBuddha on February 11, 2017, 09:32:35 am
Now showing highlights of what we just watched can the not do a round up  ::)
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: Kiwi on February 11, 2017, 10:06:57 am
Naah mate ... the overall organisation/viewing is quite poor. They've played 2 games and the tables haven't even been updated.

The good part is that last week when showing another goal, they they zoomed out so badly that you struggled to see - that's at least better.

Yeah, Benz with 4 pts - good start.
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: TWS001 on February 11, 2017, 10:40:56 am
Here we go! Good Luck 🍀!
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: TheBaldyBuddha on February 11, 2017, 10:43:12 am
Here we go! Good Luck 🍀!
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: TWS001 on February 11, 2017, 10:44:54 am
Glad Benz is through, was in a conversation with him and a couple of others earlier on.

Just hope we don't see any of this:
https://clips.twitch.tv/easportsfifa/SpotlessEmuHeyGuys
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: UltimateSimmov2 on February 11, 2017, 11:17:38 am
Come on lad. Stick in. Tight game

Kiwi, is your lad using is usual team?

Well done
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: TWS001 on February 11, 2017, 11:21:06 am
2-2. Next game will be key! Good luck!
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: TheBaldyBuddha on February 11, 2017, 11:21:12 am
Good result  ;D
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: Kiwi on February 11, 2017, 11:59:30 am
EEEK ...

Yeah - mostly. He brought in TOTY Suarez over Bergkamp. But pretty much everything else is the same.
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: UltimateSimmov2 on February 11, 2017, 12:09:35 pm
Yes. Shame there wasn't decent coverage of him in games 2 & 3

Very well done
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: Kiwi on February 11, 2017, 12:11:33 pm
Damn ... he wins, but won't progress ...
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: TheBaldyBuddha on February 11, 2017, 12:17:18 pm
Damn ... he wins, but won't progress ...

Seen them talking to others saying the get a second chance in Singapore ?

Does you're lad too ?
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: Kiwi on February 11, 2017, 12:27:37 pm
Damn ... he wins, but won't progress ...

Seen them talking to others saying the get a second chance in Singapore ?

Does you're lad too ?

Yeah mate - he was eighth in Jan.
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: TheBaldyBuddha on February 11, 2017, 01:07:23 pm
Reading on the dark side you saying about the lad not being charmed about a few things Kiwi do tell  :D
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: UltimateSimmov2 on February 11, 2017, 01:09:04 pm
He did himself proud and can use today as good experience for Singapore. Now knows what to expect and the thought of hundreds of thousands of people watching might not sound as daunting. Did better than some of the so called favourites.

Onto this WL. Thought I'd squeeze in my 2nd game of the weekend before retiring to bed and wow, what a difference in game speed. Very slick, and thankfully an extra time win. 2 from 2. I'll take that
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: TheBaldyBuddha on February 11, 2017, 01:44:04 pm
Yea knocking it on the head myself tonight lost the last one on pens after hitting the post 3 times in the same move in the 120th min after coming back from 2 down  :-[

on 5 and 4 all the loses where by one goal bar the last should have won 2 of them but hey ho is what it is.
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: Kiwi on February 11, 2017, 01:44:05 pm
Well mate - I did type it up there. Given we're on this side ...

I'm not a salty-kinda guy. I call the facts and move on.

Console crashes, support guys saying laggy menus don't mean anything, he was in possession when the console crashed, but the other guy kicks off. Kid makes a comment that another of the support guys says the menus are "soooo slow!"

His words re: lag - "all 3 games were awful, even the one I won". We've had great connection on the WL. This is back to the situation where people who generally play in lag, are better off when it comes to something like this - they're used to cr@p.

Overall, he beat Muzza and Jamie in WL games. He beats HighFly in a practice round (3-1), but the game feels significantly different from that "environment" to the live environment. His Xbox crashed twice FFS.

How EA Sports can think they can truly say this is an eSport, is beyond me.

Honestly, if there wasn't cash on the line in Singapore too, I know that he would not even attend. Sounds like it's all about the money, it's not. It's poorly run, poor infrastructure, pi$$ poor coverage IMO.

If we ran projects like this, we'd have no freakin' customers!

Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: UltimateSimmov2 on February 11, 2017, 07:48:16 pm
Kiwi, tell yr lad to dust himself off and even through the bs, get his ass to Singapore. Its invaluable experience, and the fact he's there cements him as one of the best players IN THE WORLD, win or lose.

The more experience of this kind of thing will never hurt him as a player and only make him better.
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: UltimateSimmov2 on February 11, 2017, 07:49:57 pm
3-0  :o

Best start ever


.....

Now 4-3  >:(

Couple of bs connections, 1 really good player
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: TWS001 on February 11, 2017, 08:18:06 pm
I managed to lose my first game. Was 1-0 up but the button delay was terrible. Twice I was clean through and despite shooting, nothing happened and my striker just kept shuffling straight into the keeper. Then my players start becoming uncontrollable and I lost in extra time.
However, won the next four and got myself to 4-1. Two of the wins were against much better players with superteams, and had to be on full concentration mode in defence!

Haven't played anymore though. Still have my virus after ten days, and my whole head and teeth were achy so watched the Sydney thing instead. Hopefully will get some more games in today, but still not feeling too good. Have also developed a dreadful cough. This could be one of the worst viruses I've ever encountered.
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: UltimateSimmov2 on February 12, 2017, 01:25:18 am
7-6.  Could do with a little run just to keep ahead and take the pressure off

Still getting some games where its slo Mo'. Probably cost me 3 of the losses

Edit. 9-

Edit 2. 15-13

Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: TWS001 on February 12, 2017, 10:52:04 am
Spent most of the afternoon and evening asleep. Woke up still feeling completely wiped. Played a few more games but when feeling like this there is pretty much no point. Lost the first game in the second half of extra time. The opponent was just sitting there and really couldnt believe i'd lost as he ran straight through tackle after tackle. Won the following two pretty easily to leave myself 6-2. No way i'll auto qualify though. Just can't face playing like this for the second week running.
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: Cart79 on February 12, 2017, 09:38:58 pm
My forms been ok in it, pretty much hitting 50:50 ratio and should be much better really but had some patchy form.  Won my first game then lost next 4, not the best start but recovered enough. Need 5 wins from last 13 so no excuse for not managing that.  Had a disaster in my last game last night, had gone 2-1 up in et, only for my controller to die two mins before end, no cable in sight to charge it I desperately put other controller on, success but for some reason player select isn't responding, so I concede a corner, he near posts it and scores with some sort of overhead kick from 2 yards high so straight to pens.  At this point I'm thinking cr@p I hope buttons are working fine, scored my first kick, guessed middle for his next 2 and saved both and won 3-0 😅

Alas that was not the end of the controller confusion.  Try one least game before bed, start it and I've not got control something weird happening my opponent attacking against a static defence.  So I'm trying to switch controllers again and have gone home to dash unintentionally, no idea what happened but I never hit start so couldn't have quit game, but that's what happened so went back on and sure enough dnf  >:( so that was pretty annoying hopefully won't matter. 

In other news I bought Bale, random search and saw him at 313 bin so hit bin and was surprised to get him.  Only had about 4 games with him but he's been good so far, feeels like a star player in games so far.   If I can't get 5/13 wins with him in my team then I  don't deserve automatic qualification. 
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: UltimateSimmov2 on February 13, 2017, 03:14:36 am
FFS.....

First 2 games of the session and 2 defeats. Well, 1 defeat against button lag and another when the youngest casually walked past the Xbox turning it off when 3-0 up.

Think I'm well beyond the raging stage  :(

2 from 8 required
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: TWS001 on February 13, 2017, 03:21:08 am
I had a bit of time to play this afternoon and have got my to 13-7. Managed to win the last three after I got into a bit of a rut and had lost three in a row, all extra time or penalties. Five more wins needed.....
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: Cart79 on February 13, 2017, 04:05:42 am
1 win from 7 games needed now hopefully get it soon.  Last few games have been tough but beat some all star teams.  Last one had front trio of bale neymar and sbc Suarez but I beat him 2-1 deservedly with an extra time pen to win it.
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: UltimateSimmov2 on February 13, 2017, 04:23:44 am
Ok now I've heard of handicap, levelling and scripting in the game, but I've never experienced the Xbox going against me to cost a win.

Playing a decent player, tied 1-1 going into the 2nd half when the controller stops responding. Light on, pressing home button works, but nothing else  ???

Players standing like statues and concede a goal. Quickly try to out the batteries, power up and again nothing. Light on, no one home. FFS.  Gets out the old controller which the lb button is broken. This works, but with a player switching problem. Anyways, Suarez does his magic and levels up quickly.  Try to make a formation and subs change but it won't let me. Press the select button and makes the noise but nothing. Even further handicapped.  Go to extra time and same happens again with the other controller. By this point I'm literally popping steam out of the ears. Pickup the 1st controller turn on, and he scores 118th min of ET.... and mysteriously the controller works perfectly but no energy or time to score. My frikin life.

Need 1 win from 6. Was hoping to comfortably make gold 2 but i'll take the magic 18 right now. Aaaaaaaarrrrrggggghhhhh
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: Cart79 on February 13, 2017, 04:38:11 am
Done it at first attempt  ;D thought it would be tough as similar opponent to previous one, bale and neymar supporting ronaldo up front.  Went behind against run of play to bale header from corner but came back to win it 2-1, saw it out quite comfortably, Ronaldo barely got a touch I can think of.   So pressures off now, 6 games left to get gold 2 now. 
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: Cart79 on February 13, 2017, 04:44:29 am
The amount of pauses people are using is driving me up the wall.  3 separate times in second half the most recent opponent  >:(
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: UltimateSimmov2 on February 13, 2017, 05:28:39 am
Nice one Eric. Will hopefully join you in the next 10mins..... I hope.

Full system restart to hopefully avoid these new issues



And a 24 min hattrick from the main man Ronaldo seals the deal to make the opposition rage quit

SIIII !!!
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: Kiwi on February 13, 2017, 06:12:35 am
Well done people!!!

I was on 11-11 with the first owners club, which has massively been improved by adding Lewandowski. But, had to collect the kid and lost 2 hours (back around 6PM), as well as him now needing to catch up on games.

He's 9-1 and has 30 games to finish in the next 12 hours. LOL!
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: TheBaldyBuddha on February 13, 2017, 06:57:12 am
Talk about making hard work of it needed 2 from 10 today after an extended stint last night won the first 1-0 against someone i have played and lost to before.

Second i'm winning in the 90th he plays a powered pass towards my box Barzagli picks it up and i do a powered pass clearance but as i am about to let go i see i'm facing my goal **** button delay i quickly switch direction only to see the ball deflect off his striker and ping into the top corner  >:(

I proceed to lose 3-1 then lose the next 5 leaving me needing 1 from 3 win a tight game 1-0 with a sweet goal from Nainggolan

 
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: UltimateSimmov2 on February 13, 2017, 07:44:12 am
Well done gents.  All the more fun next week  ;D

We just now sit back and watch kiwi jnr slowly rise up and overtake us on the leaderboards. Once again well done lad. Go kick Singapore ass.

Decided once gold 2 had gone to try out the team for next week. Not bad with Suarez and Ron the 2 non-BPL subs.

Yet to be convinced by POTM Alli. One thing though, Kante (any variation) is without a shadow of doubt the best midfielder in the game. Nothing he can't do and his stamina  :o he's a Duracell bunny. Hoping he gets an 84 upgrade to boost his IF.

Wife is away all day next Sunday so will have uninterrupted access. I'm already looking forward to it.

@TWS. Are you Xbox? If so fire over yr gamertag and i'll add you. Good luck.  Hope you get the 18
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: TWS001 on February 13, 2017, 09:24:10 am
I'm PS4 I'm afraid. Think I'm the only one now!
Battled my way to reach Gold 3. Still have a potential 12 matches left, so could be my best weekend league finish yet....... If I could actually be bothered to play any more games! Never had so many tough games, so many going to extra time. The fact that I've won so many in extra time and kept out some absolutely filthy players this week has been pleasing, but just too mentally worn down by it all to attempt any more this weekend.
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: Kiwi on February 13, 2017, 06:12:32 pm
Kid a marathon session today. Played the 30 games :o :o ... with some time (4 hours to spare!

But ... it certainly helps when you have 17 rage quits! 16 in the first 23!! The last day does mean that you're not playing the best opponents, that's for certain - the skill rating is way down.

Once he had left for work, it meant I had a few hours to get the remaining 6 wins (I was actually - and thankfully - on 12 wins), to get Gold 3. Managed it - once again with a number of rage quits - with 6 games left. It really shows that the last day people appear to be desperate to get through their games. The moment you score that second (sometimes even only 1!), they move on. Honestly, I did the same a few times. Also, I'm dashboarding instead of forfeiting the match, saving on the fitness cards!

I then continued with the games as there was time to spare and picked up another win, and quit the next. Kid then got back, finished off the last game on the main acc with a quick rage quit, then played the remaining 4 games - winning 3 of them for 22 wins.

So, Elite 1 on the main account and Gold 2 on First Owners. Very, very happy with that!
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: TWS001 on February 13, 2017, 08:27:03 pm
In my 18-10, didn't have a single rage quit win. Not one this weekend!
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: TheBaldyBuddha on February 14, 2017, 12:38:21 am
I'm dashboarding instead of forfeiting the match, saving on the fitness cards!



Handy if you have a red card too, if im in a game and get a red will hang onto the last possible moment then dashboard.
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: UltimateSimmov2 on February 14, 2017, 07:09:59 pm
I'm fearing the worst for the upcoming WL.

Nothing feeling good so far. Terrible run of games last night prompted me to turn off early. Couple of games this morning in the tourney helped but just not sure on what to go with. Dele Alli ...... I just don't see an improvement at all over his rubbish base card
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: TWS001 on February 14, 2017, 08:56:03 pm
Not looking forward to it one bit! Pulled a Coutinho from Marquee Matchups so that is a possible CAM in whatever 4231(2) I decide to go with.
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: Cart79 on February 15, 2017, 01:46:28 am
I'm now aiming for the gold monthly reward, should be on track so far.  At least that way I'm guaranteed something half decent from a pack.  Will be a while away yet before we get them of course.  Are they untradeable?
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: TWS001 on February 15, 2017, 02:19:11 am
They are Untradable. You're not guaranteed anything decent either. I got Danny Latza, Willian Jose and Diego Perotti as my three from December. The pack weights aren't that great. Surprise!

They normally arrive on the second Thursday of the following month, around 11pm.
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: UltimateSimmov2 on February 15, 2017, 02:37:19 am
Yeah Eric, mine from January were rubbish. Kit was nice though.

You need a lot of luck or get elite for the 12 IF's. Top 100 for 44 IF's

Gold is only 3

Pulled Lloris from the marquee matchup, so he'll replace Butland for the weekend
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: TheBaldyBuddha on February 15, 2017, 02:39:04 am
This will be me for the weekend

(https://gyazo.com/26845ecbfad453d7acbc0045d09226f5.png)

Milner with artist on 7 chem is an 89 LM and thinking of changing Walker for SIF Coleman who is also 89 RM on 7 chem

Could start with 5-2-2-1 and switch in game, played the majority of last weekend with 5-2-2-1 worked well and frustrated many an opponent with some rather feisty messages  ;D also hoping for a nice upgrade to Mane tomorrow.

Glad i held onto the Pogba  dupe and Aguero as there prices should peak by Thursday with the requirements
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: UltimateSimmov2 on February 15, 2017, 02:47:52 am
Nice Buddha. 3atb still makes my skin crawl, but its about what you are comfortable with in the WL

Going to settle on my team tonight and get some play time with it. Feels weird not having the regular players that I know well how they play. Even Kante seemed out of sorts in a different team
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: TheBaldyBuddha on February 15, 2017, 03:07:19 am
Nice Buddha. 3atb still makes my skin crawl, but its about what you are comfortable with in the WL

Going to settle on my team tonight and get some play time with it. Feels weird not having the regular players that I know well how they play. Even Kante seemed out of sorts in a different team

What about makes you're skin crawl  ;D

as you where saying Simmo played a few last night first few games early in the evening where a joy scoring for fun lovely and smooth but got promoted to Div 4 won the first game and then played 2 polish lads i presume as there team names had PL at the end and looking at there GT looked likely they were horrible slow sluggish crap.

Switched to qualifiers with an all Italian team and boom different kettle of fish altogether will hold judgement until the next batch of qualifiers when i can use my Prem team to see how they hold up on the servers.

Hoping they hold up as have never got over 14 wins using them the back 3 aren't as good as the Juve 3.

looking at bringing in a few Legends Van Basten being one as have used him in previous years and was superb but might look a a CB to replace Kos in that back 3
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: TheBaldyBuddha on February 15, 2017, 09:31:28 am
Passed up on Van Basten at 460 bin earlier as he was dropping by the hour now cheapest bin is 525k  ::)
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: Cart79 on February 15, 2017, 10:44:33 pm
I don't really like legends in the game.  Partly due to fact I cant afford them mostly and they seem a bit less handicap prone.  But im sure users no doubt still experience it.

As I already had a BPL side ive put together a team assembled from packs and couple additions to make an 80 rated 'B' side.   Tried them out a couple times last night, think I lost both games, but the first one really felt that handicap/momentum or whatever was on my side.   Guy had a much superior team but I played him off the park, all players felt sharp, only problem was my head just wasn't in the games last night and couldn't take advantage of it.  Seemed really noticeable though even up till the end when the stoppage time ran on forever and some breaks were falling my way trying to hand me the equaliser.

Also my new purchase Bale has been underwhelming a bit now hes settled in.   To be fair my forms been poor too but last night, had the thought to sell him, first time ive had that.  Have held off now but you know how it goes once the thought crosses your mind.

Second game I played with the bpl reserves was against a ludicrous side, IFs, multiple legends basically I didn't have a snowballs.   How the f*ck do I get matched up against this.   No amount of handicapping was going to save in this one, especially in my form.

Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: UltimateSimmov2 on February 16, 2017, 02:34:28 am
Your experience of Bale sounds similar to mine mate. Just didn't show up when I needed/expected
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: Kiwi on February 16, 2017, 06:00:15 am
Ok ... night before last, started a new season (D1). Painful, painful stuff. Lag was near unbearable. But the stalwart that I am, I continued playing with a "BPL+2" team that the kid built to test for this weekend, and alternating them with a Serie A - 10 of them untradeable. Not quite sure what the summary of games was for the night, but it was not great.

These are the 2 teams BTW:
(http://i.imgur.com/ao9xxhz.png)

Serie A not quite a full team - don't like single league teams - Lehmann "makes" it not one :D

Anyhow ...

Continued the lacklustre season last night, winning 3 in a row to give some hope of staying up, but lost the last game to get relegated. It was around 8PM so the "no requirement" tournament became available. Per the kid, most people are now focusing on these tournaments, rather than playing seasons. The key issue being dedicated servers and not P2P.

Wow! What a freakin' difference! Not 1 laggy game in the 7 I played. Lost in the semi's first try, then won it on the 2nd attempt. The final was only 7 minutes long though (!) - thankfully got a goal in that time - before the game disconnected.

Not as high a return (if you stay up, get promoted or win the title), but it's not about that for me. The enjoyment of lag-free games is so much more than even winning.
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: UltimateSimmov2 on February 16, 2017, 07:58:54 am
Currently in a shocking run of form. I just can't swing it with the BPL team at all. Any variants I  come up with just isn't cutting it.

Calling it a night early as I can't stand playing poor FIFA.  Its going to be a loooooong weekend  >:(
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: Kiwi on February 17, 2017, 05:59:13 am
Rewards ... CR@P!

Funny that on the main a/c, Gold 1 last week returned close on 600k - luck with the Pogba pull. This week, kid gets Elite 1, <300k with no luck in 6 IF's (make it 7 - got another one in the Jumbo Rare Players pack).

That card weight on IF Martial must be low, as well as the PL hype for the weekend ... don't think it will drop much below 500k.
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: Kiwi on February 17, 2017, 06:01:36 am
Wow ... not quite sure what's up on the console ... Searched for Martial - 1 page + 6 cards.

Closed off - opened the web app, searched again and now 7+ pages. Hmmm ...
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: Cart79 on February 17, 2017, 06:04:44 am
500k for martial is a joke.  Wouldn't pay over 200 for him if even that.   Rewards were dire too, 79 and 78 were my best rated rares  ::) finished last hybrid challenge and got 2 more player packs, the second had lukaku and smalling at least
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: Kiwi on February 17, 2017, 06:28:35 am
Nice pulls on the SBC packs - their returns are better value!

Shouldn't be disappointed - pre-17, if someone had said these would be the rewards ... would've thought "that's cool!". As the weeks go on, seeing the kid get a guaranteed 6x IF's with the possibility of some very high value cards - and 4 of them are discard, other 2 = total of 120k ... kinda sucks.
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: Kiwi on February 17, 2017, 06:53:44 am
On IF Martial ... any other week and that card would be < 300k already.

But, he is so massively OP in-game and the passing increase is a "tasty one", shooting could've been more.

Also ... striker choices in the PL is a little limited. Sure you have POTM Ibra, TIF Lukaku TIF Kane, and TIF Costa - big guys - some one them way too clunky. Great for single striker formations, but would need a nimble, pacey partner.

Aguero IMO is not a great card this year. If Son gets 4* skills (sofifa.com was updated) - that card will be ridiculous! But, the rest are 3* skills ... Sanchez & Hazard are way too overpriced.

Heaps of choices using LF/RF's ...
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: UltimateSimmov2 on February 17, 2017, 07:10:20 am
Rewards

Rare players pack.. Coutinho

Mega pack 1... SIF Gabbiadini, Costa

Mega pack 2... nif Jesus (extinct 20k max)
bout 100k's worth

Not bad I suppose
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: Cart79 on February 17, 2017, 09:45:44 am
I'm banking on prices coming down with the upgrades finally coming this weekend
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: UltimateSimmov2 on February 17, 2017, 09:52:22 am
Should do Eric. Promo packs aplenty no doubt

Wonder who'll get downgraded? Its over a 10 day period so wonder how they will do it. Staged releases or just in one go with promo packs???

On the plus side, I've settled on my WL team. A change of formation has helped and really should've won the ko tournament but got suckered in the final 4-3

The team 4312, has a midfield of POTM Alli, IF Kante, Pogba with the defence of Walker, Bailly, Smalling, MOTM Elmohammedy. Lloris in nets.. Cam & the 2 strikers are BPL bronzes  ::) to be immediately replaced by Alexis Sαnchez, Ronaldo & TOTY Suarez. Shameful I know, but I thought why have a decent gold front line when I'm going to replace anyway?? Keeps the rating down to 80 & 4 & 1/2 stars.

Servers felt good tonight too. All change tomorrow  ;D
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: Cart79 on February 17, 2017, 09:59:49 am
My gut feeling is they should forget about downgrades.  Not sure what purpose that would serve.  Will see what happens with it. 
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: UltimateSimmov2 on February 17, 2017, 10:04:47 am
Dunno Eric. Suppose downgrades will ensure that their current card holds some value, rather than in previous years becoming discard. Its all about EA wanting every card to hold a value to generate pack sales on the back of people depleting their coins and players in their clubs in SBC's
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: TWS001 on February 17, 2017, 10:17:59 am
My rewards were pretty bad, but can't complain I guess. Got myself two new player from SBC's. PotM Alli and after months of chipping away at it, SBC Lacazette!

Have played a couple of games with my two probable weekend league teams. Not gone too well. Lost 2-0 to a very good player, and laboured to a 2-1 win against a not so good player. I know for sure I'm going to miss my two usual weekend league teams, one with IF Balotelli on 120 goals and SBC Giovinco on 97 goals and the other with SBC Gignac and Ben Arfa on around 90 each.

Also still suffering from a two week long sinus infection, so a probable grind to get any wins at all coming up!
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: TheBaldyBuddha on February 17, 2017, 10:37:32 am
Comin down with something and didn't get to try anything last night as was away, first game and am sitting against some tool who didn't want to play my team and has downed the controller before kick off
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: TheBaldyBuddha on February 17, 2017, 01:38:18 pm
just played this in the first round of the qualifiers

(https://gyazo.com/2e19f69f4c1c7b275785d367d56035f3.png)

 :o :o

was shocking won 3-2 but TBH at 2 up in the 68th i brought on Van Basten and was just trying to force it to him and i passed it straight from a kick out for him to get it to 2-2 in the 88th got the sush and running in the net for 40 odd seconds all replays and the walk back kicked off went up the pitch and scored with Van Basten he got everything even 2 pauses  ;D
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: TWS001 on February 17, 2017, 05:46:40 pm
I definitely need a new plan, played 8 games last night, 4 with each team for the weekend. One won all four, the last three easily, the other lost all four, and only scored two goals and just felt horrible! Might just put Ben Arfa and SBC Gignac, a goals galore combo, and surround them with French Premier League players. Or could change how the formation works by putting SBC Lacazette at striker which would mean I would need two less French. Really not sure what I'm going to be doing yet.
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: UltimateSimmov2 on February 17, 2017, 06:48:59 pm
2 games, 2 defeats

Game 1: 4-1. Scored first, then the team fell apart. Dominant up till the equalizer  ???

Game 2: 4-0. If there was ever a game to prove that 'something' exists in the game then this was it. From min 1 to 90 against a frikkin 5atb west ham team totally out classed. They were gods. Who'd of thought that Andy Carroll was faster than ronaldo, or mark noble was as good, if not better that TOTY Suarez. Nah, me either.

Must've been the muddy pitch  :D

Holy flook. Long weekend ahead   
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: Cart79 on February 18, 2017, 07:59:59 am
I'm sure you'll turn corner quickly bud.  I'm the opposite just won my first two.  First game was attack v defence and I was defence.  Defending heroically but could not get attack could hardly get out half then gradually settled bit better and had occasional counters up field.  Czech made two worldy saves for me, and already I thought this game is set up for me to win, cross to lukaku, chests it, volley straight at keeper and rebounds into his net, 1-0 to me.   Held out for the win after.  Messaged the guy to say he was up against it there due to game, he replied saying it had been like that all day.

Second game was a stroll, worst opponent in wl I've faced, must've been lower division player as he just wasn't good.  Had to be on my guard though after my first match, but ran out 3-0 winner.   Nice start should take pressure off a bit barring any terrible form
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: Cart79 on February 18, 2017, 08:58:23 am
3/3 now.  Came from behind due to a ridiculous non penalty and came back to win 3-2.  Had 3 upgrades playing, lallana iheanacho and vvd.   Iheanacho scored and was fine nice enough on the ball, put Carroll alongside with Simmos words ringing in my ears.  Lallana seemed good and unlucky not to score, wasn't totally convinced with cbs but the win papered over cracks there.  Barkley was star player though, 2 goals from cam.  Like his strength.
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: UltimateSimmov2 on February 18, 2017, 10:00:59 am
I f##king hate the premier league in this game.

Now 3-7. Possibly my worst start and not enjoying it at all.

World beater (and now upgraded) Kante has lost his head. Just not the same player in this team. Tried formation, instructions and tactics changes and nothing working. Smalling the same. I'm in the rage selling mood, but don't want to sell to buy more BPL rubbish. Martial, whilst amazing for my opposition, playing like its a sunday league knock about after a hard night on the pop.

Totally lost for ideas and motivation  ??? ??? ??? :'(
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: Kiwi on February 18, 2017, 10:52:27 am
Ouch mate - this is not the one I'm looking forward to - at all.

Managed 3 games - 3 wins - last night after the kid and started his campaign - 6-0. ::) But it's simply being bombarded by colourful teams with your typical OP players. The 2nd game though was a 1-0 scraping home - similar to Eric's tough game. Not a very joyful experience.
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: TheBaldyBuddha on February 18, 2017, 11:21:17 am
Its the first weekend league where i have a CB and CM on the bench to bring on if it's tight in the last 20-15 mins as you know Musa is coming.


am 4-2 so won 2 lost 2 won 2 guess i know whats coming  ::) usually i will only play home games but have found tonight better off not i know they say on DS but can fell the difference played one game at home where my players played 6 consecutive passes without me pressing a button  ???

MOTM Son is good but maybe i don't shoot enough with him and i think that is my problem in general try to pass when maybe i should shoot   
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: UltimateSimmov2 on February 18, 2017, 11:23:33 am
4 and 9..... 4 and frikkin 9  >:(

Engaging couldn't give a f##k mode  8)

Be lucky to get silver at this rate
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: Cart79 on February 18, 2017, 11:55:03 am
I'm onto 5 wins from 7.  Made some improvements to b side after zab got killed for pace at rb against a very strong team.   

Andy Carrol, oh my, it's like a trip down memory lane to Fifa 13 or something when I enjoyed using him.  Scored 88th min winner in my second last game, power volley from close range.   Last match I won 4-0 and he got a hat trick, going to upload a couple so do check them out.   The other goal in that game was Bailly thumping in a shot from a cleared corner into top corner, got me the sweet spot achievement.   Felt good lol. 
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: Kiwi on February 18, 2017, 12:00:33 pm
Wow ... Andy Carroll ... just wow!

Good stuff Eric.
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: Kiwi on February 18, 2017, 02:02:24 pm
Simmo ... are you using Gabriel Jesus?

Must say that the little I played with him this week, and watching the kid use him (currently 16-0) ... Jesus has been quite the revelation! Scores aplenty with his left too!
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: UltimateSimmov2 on February 18, 2017, 06:56:20 pm
I have him in the XI but I usually sacrifice for Suarez

TBH I don't think I'm using him properly and I'm not a big skiller. Also feeling atm that player instructions are having no effect in game and I really need to find and settle on my custom tactics.

9 out of 10 games I'm always on the back foot whilst the opposition flood forward and swarm my midfield and defence leaving the forwards isolated. I'm thinking that they have high pressure, team pressing and high aggression set up but it lasts for the whole game. As I said yesterday whatever i go with just doesn't work with this team, despite using most of the players in my main team for god knows how many games.

Today is for experimenting. Will try the 41212 narrow and anything else. Gold 3 the dream but at 5-10 that us going to be tough  :-[
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: Kiwi on February 18, 2017, 08:42:41 pm
I'm not really a skiller either. Generally only get few of them every so often. But with him, it's the left trigger dribbling that's so impressive.

Started with 2 more wins to be 5-0. Now 5-3 with a PK loss thrown in. One game I simply quit - 2 deflected goals is enough for me ... thanks. Move on rather.
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: Kiwi on February 18, 2017, 10:24:22 pm
7 losses now in a row. SMH

Honestly, cannot believe that my opponents can get "that lucky bounce", so often. Yep, should've stopped earlier - I know. Was busy watching series on the left screen - guess that doesn't help either :)

Also, must add that had 2 disconnects in that period. Probably wouldn't made a difference any way.
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: Cart79 on February 18, 2017, 11:08:37 pm
The few times I've played against Jesus he's been a handful and got a few goals.   

Funny you should mention the lucky bounce kiwi.  I was thinking about that during a game last night when things weren't going quite my way.   I think it was against a top team and my theory was that perhaps the only difference between his players and mine was that they would get the break of the ball 9/10.   Definitely get games where it just won't fall for you at all.  I could also extend that to intercepting through balls, sometimes it doesn't matter where you place your defender it just goes right through to the target.
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: TheBaldyBuddha on February 18, 2017, 11:32:22 pm
I feel you Kiwi regarding those lucky bounces

(https://gyazo.com/cc735a55b780e418869496597630545c.png)

and here's his lucky bounce Koscielny deciding to stretch for a ball that was rolling to his foot 

https://gyazo.com/b6e02eac00ccb03600aca2bfd2a63999
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: TWS001 on February 19, 2017, 03:13:35 am
I've not even started yet, and reading this.....

Have a huge amount of time from now onwards for the rest of the weekend so will be starting very soon.
Also have 14 packs from Marquee Matchups and the new SBC's from the other day that I fully completed earlier without buying a single player or using anyone I remotely care about. Will open them and then it'll all start.....
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: UltimateSimmov2 on February 19, 2017, 05:29:47 am
Now on 10 - 14

8 from 16 needed. Achievable, considering the shocking run.  One thing that I have noticed is that stamina seems to be really different this weekend than at any time before. My players seems to be in extra slo mo mode come 75-80 mins. I'm hoping its just a server thing and not permanent. Kante goes comfortably 120 mins prior to this WL, as does Suarez... not now.

Yep, the old rub of the green has been certainly with every opponent thus far. Making no excuses I haven't been at my best but 'the unexplainable' has been more present than I've ever know this year. I've lost against some terrible players and I mean terrible.

Leaving the rest till tomorrow afternoon. Family night before the missus and kids head off down south for a few days

Best of luck chaps fighting the opposition and the game
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: TheBaldyBuddha on February 19, 2017, 06:05:27 am
Games a **** fest it's on hyper speed thats why your players are **** in the last 20 simmo no controlled passing just running and spamming the stand tackle button. players 10 yards away are suddenly on top of you by the time your pass input is registered
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: TWS001 on February 19, 2017, 07:32:59 am
Opened my 14 packs and they were surprisingly pretty decent. Even managed a Premier League walkout. French............. Well for a minute I thought I'd hit the jackpot. At least I have a new goalkeeper!

Weekend league? I can comfortably say I'm doing worst. Has taken 7 games to hit bronze 2! Some of the stuff going on just beggars belief. 14 shots to 2. Lose 2-1 in the 90tg minute obviously. 1 shot from a mile out for the opponent, 12 for me on goal? Lost 1-0.
Every opposition goalkeeper is superman on steroids, so Butland or Begovic. Playing like the best keeper of all time!
Last match my CB got outjumped by a midget to go 1-0 down, but a rage quit win with me 4-1 up at half time was much needed.
Can't believe some of the saves and superhuman AI blocks going on. This is something else this week!

So, 2-5, but could be 5-2 or 6-1 pretty easily.
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: UltimateSimmov2 on February 19, 2017, 07:59:28 am
One other thing.  The serious lack of movement and especially runs off the ball by the AI. None existent for me. At times if I'm running through and looking for a pass my forwards are static, or going to fill in the gap I've left going on my run.

Totally sh1t
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: Kiwi on February 19, 2017, 08:49:02 am
Ouch people!

Don't generally like whinging about the game, but I guess it's just exasperated by the requirements this weekend.

And I'm just not used to losing 7 in a row!

Scanned the WL thread and see plenty cr@p going on there too.
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: UltimateSimmov2 on February 19, 2017, 08:51:13 am
Been watching some of the twitch streamers (Castro, nick etc) and it seems they are suffering the same issues as we have experienced this weekend.  Obviously as they play the game for a living so they are better than us average Joes so the impact isn't as bad as we've had, but there's something not quite right in the game at the Mo'

One other thing that's just come to mind. Low driven shots. Usually end up in a goal certainly in one on one situations. Nerfed? Mine have been. 
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: TWS001 on February 19, 2017, 08:55:23 am
It's turned for me now. 0-4 and 1-5 has become 4-5 with three straight wins and 4 from 5. The opponents keepers though. I must have gone under a ladder or kick a black cat in a dream or something! Every game is the same. I'm having 12 shots saved minimum, whilst the opponent is getting 2 or 3.
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: UltimateSimmov2 on February 19, 2017, 11:39:59 am
Snuck in a few more games and got 2 wins and 2 very unlucky defeats in last couple of mins in extra time. Game play was the slickest by a mile from any point this weekend.

Sold off IF's Kante & Ben Yedder along with Alexis Sαnchez and picked up UP Kante and OTW Mane.  Kante felt great, better than the 85 version. Will need a bit more time with Mane as only used as a sub so far.

So need 6 from 12 tomorrow
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: Kiwi on February 19, 2017, 11:49:16 am
Switched around now that the kid is done for his morning/midday session. 20-2 ... lucky swine playing with an OP team.

First owners led by Rashford/IF Gray ... ::) ... SMH

At least Firmino has 128/72 goals/assists in 189 games - still carrying the team.

Got a win to start with - now 6-7. Hope I can see it out. Just know it's going to be a struggle.
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: TWS001 on February 19, 2017, 12:32:55 pm
Ended up 7-6 which after the start I had, is an absolute result! Look to have plenty of time tomorrow so hopefully the form continues from the last seven games or so.
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: TheBaldyBuddha on February 19, 2017, 01:22:10 pm
12 and 16 now gonna leave it until tomorrow need 6 from 12 not looking likely as my sundays  are always crap, also think im getting sicker than better that isn't helping
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: Kiwi on February 19, 2017, 08:14:43 pm
Ended today with 13-13. Real yo-yo ride though. Both sessions - have a positive then negative 'runs' (can't think if the right word.

Last night 5-0, then 0-7. Today was 8-1, then 0-5. My theory has mentioned in the WL thread is that the skill rating is set for a number of games. You might get a decent run which elevates the rating into the "try hard" zone. Ensue losses - for a bit. Then, once you'e deemed useless at the game, you're rating is lowered into the gutters with the plebs.

A few wins ... then back up again. Rinse. Repeat.

Sucks.
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: TWS001 on February 20, 2017, 02:43:44 am
Gold 3 achieved. After the start I had, 18-13 is fine by me! Will hopefully get to Gold 2 later barring any late collapse.
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: TWS001 on February 20, 2017, 03:01:13 am
One game I was 3-1 down entering the 85th minute. Goals followed on 85, 87 and 88 for an unlikely 4-3 victory! The first goal the opponent pulled his keeper miles out to gift Koscielny an open goal from just outside the box. After that on both kickoffs he tried to run straight through me but didn't make it out the centre circle. Very stupid play and a lovely gift of a win.
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: UltimateSimmov2 on February 20, 2017, 03:26:18 am
Wish I had some of whatever you've had TWS  ;D

Ok. Sublime to the ridiculous. Back on point earlier giving myself a good chance at 18. 5 from 10 needed. Have now played 4 of those 10 and in each I literally feel like I've been mugged. 4 losses to the bollocks this game has coded into it.

The game I've just finished, the button delay was unbelievable. its hard enough battling everything else in the game, but trying to look 5 or 6 passes ahead to make sure the ball goes in the right direction is just not on.

I can only hope that once this mess is over I can requalify. I'm away most of next weekend but was hoping to squeeze as much as possible on Friday then late Sunday. Will see.

Hey ho, I might Win 5 of the last 6

(http://s2.quickmeme.com/img/97/976809c111e493db7698d7a4c7d17f782297ecb974d6990248c91dc9c3562b40.jpg)
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: Cart79 on February 20, 2017, 05:49:32 am
Despite the promising start it's not been a very good campaign for me.  Still in with a shout though just need 3 more wins so fingers crossed they aren't too elusive.  Have had some bad luck/form/whatever so it's been a struggle. 

Was winning a game 1-0 in 88th minute and koscielny intercepted a pass except like in buddhas clip it seemed to bounce off his shin and to attacker who's squared it to score.  Lost in et or pens  ::) lost another 4-3 from winning 3-2 at 86 mins  ::) had a bout of fast forward lag when arnautovic was racing down wing so I tried to cross it, when the lag sorted itself and play caught up arnau was getting a red card! I just quit and messaged guy saying sorry but f@ck that.   That's just a few things I remember there's probably been worse than that. 
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: UltimateSimmov2 on February 20, 2017, 07:34:51 am
I'm needing 4 from 4. Damn, the game wins

Hand on heart before this final run, I can honestly say that in maybe 10 of the games so far this weekend I have been beaten by a better player. That can't be right
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: Cart79 on February 20, 2017, 07:51:01 am
Just not been your weekend bud. 

I needed 3 from 10.  Just won 3 straight there, great performances from a and b team.  Nif lukaku has been brilliant, has scored 2 hat tricks and one 4 goal match in last 5 or so games.  One of his hat tricks came in a first half with opponent quitting at ht too. 

Got 7 games to try get up to gold 2.  I'm just relieved to have done it with bit to spare as it really wasn't looking good on a couple of occasions. 
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: UltimateSimmov2 on February 20, 2017, 07:58:32 am
F##king c##ting b####ding s## game. Same old, same old

(https://cdn.meme.am/cache/instances/folder236/63607236.jpg)
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: TheBaldyBuddha on February 20, 2017, 08:14:36 am
im having it too simmo just scored the best og love how you're players refuse to head the ball out on corners only towards your goal
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: Cart79 on February 20, 2017, 08:27:55 am
I've thought to post a few times about that, why on earth do defenders head the ball straight back out from corners, it's a nightmare think it should be patched.  You can easy get a run of 5 or more straight corners due to it.  Nightmare if your the one defending.  There's also been times when Ive taken a dose in a row and been thinking ffs just have the ball back so I can try a different attack from open play.
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: UltimateSimmov2 on February 20, 2017, 08:30:28 am
Main things that have done me over this weekend more than any time in the game in any game mode is (in no particular order)
button lag
Auto pass or shooting
Static players (especially up front, no runs... none)
Pathetic rebounds kindly falling to the oppositions feet (Usually putting them through on goal)
Pass selection (far too many passes going the wrong or opposite way to the direction you are holding the stick)
Tactics having no effect or player instructions (press back line and get in behind.... pfffft, yeah right)

And one last thing. They should never have again a single league in the WL. I'm sick of facing the same damn team. Should always be about taking your best team to pit against others. This is ultimate team, not BPL team.

Aaaarrrrrrgggghhhh

(https://s21.postimg.org/s4olpzcav/trigg.jpg)

Funny thing is, I've just played another game.  Put Ron and Suarez up top and POTM Son at cam. Ron 5 chem, Suarez 7 chem & Son 3 chem. Just walked the floor with the other guy. Pressured from min 1 to 90. Shot after shot with no answer. Didn't let him breathe. No tactic changes, or player instructions. How'd that happen then????  ???
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: UltimateSimmov2 on February 20, 2017, 08:46:54 am
Since typing the above, I've played my last 2 games. 2 rage quit wins, after again the same intense pressure as described above.

Where has this been the previous 37 games????????????

WTF. Finishing on 17 wins rubs even more salt in the gaping wounds..... or is that the game again laughing at me. I think so  >:(
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: TheBaldyBuddha on February 20, 2017, 10:18:52 am
Well heres your brother on 17 and 3 down in my last game to an utter prick
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: TWS001 on February 20, 2017, 10:37:23 am
Managed to hit Gold 2 with 5 games left, so 4 wins from 5 was needed for Gold 1. Lost the next two so ended 21-16. Had had enough when I reached Gold 2 and was going through the motions really.

Used Harry Kane in one of my teams. Just never gets into the box when you want him to, and persisting with him was probably costly. Not one i'll be using again in a 4231(2). He's just not right for it. Should have put someone like Lukaku or Costa up there i think.
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: UltimateSimmov2 on February 20, 2017, 10:53:47 am
Well done TWS. unlucky Buddha

Back to Q school next week.

Since winning my last 3 in the WL, I've gone another 3 straight in Div 4. 6 in a row. Games flipped on its head. Bit late though  :(
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: TWS001 on February 20, 2017, 11:00:07 am
Thanks! Good luck with qualifying, could be tough this week, especially with packs on offer for winning it all week. Also team restrictions all week as well.

Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: Cart79 on February 20, 2017, 11:31:25 am
Finished on 20 wins 1 short of gold 2 which was pretty annoying.   nice work two on getting gold 1
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: Cart79 on February 20, 2017, 11:35:21 am
La liga and bundesliga this weekend? I want that motm Casemiro but will wait for price to come down a bit first
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: Kiwi on February 20, 2017, 12:26:21 pm
Well done Eric/TWS & unlucky Simmo/BB ... that really hurts.

Overall, I guess it's a "well thank f&%k that's over"!!!

True to form ... the kid gets his 4 wins today for 37. Could've been 38 but the router went down last night. But still ... 37 wins, FFS.

He's now playing on the First Owners account ... and struggling! A Lot! Still need 4 from 10 ...
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: TheBaldyBuddha on February 20, 2017, 12:46:16 pm
Thanks! Good luck with qualifying, could be tough this week, especially with packs on offer for winning it all week. Also team restrictions all week as well.

oh so looking forward to using upgraded Perisic, Insigne, Icardi and Higuain first thing tomorrow to blow that tourney away will be happy to have my flawless defense back.
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: Kiwi on February 20, 2017, 01:26:32 pm
Want to use that OTW Higgy card as well. Used the 91 version last week & loved it!
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: Kiwi on February 20, 2017, 04:11:19 pm
Got to Gold 3 with 2 games to spare :o :o :o

Not sure I ever want to play again after that.
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: TWS001 on February 20, 2017, 07:30:29 pm
What I've learnt from this weekend is that i want to take that blue thing off Vardy's hand and stuff it forceably down his throat! Nothing but Vardy and Musa all weekend!
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: UltimateSimmov2 on February 20, 2017, 07:53:12 pm
Ha ha @ TWS

Since the 6-0 run last night, lost the 1st game back this morning but then went into the qual's sailed through, until the last min of the final in which Joe hart kindly palmed an icardi shot into the bottom corner.  >:(

Still a 10-2 run isn't bad
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: Kiwi on February 20, 2017, 09:07:05 pm
Well, I played that Tournament this evening. First attempt won it, but genuinely thought I'd meet some decent-ish teams, at least.

Nope, this is 2 examples of the idiots I beat along the way:
(http://i.imgur.com/KjSivJd.png)

Absolutely love the Dybala - OTW Higuain pairing. Brozovic too.

I decided to swap out individuals, so used some of the legends. Took this one quickly with Gullit (skip 10 seconds):
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: UltimateSimmov2 on February 21, 2017, 03:23:05 am
Just experienced a new level of slowness in the game. Semi's of the qual's I literally couldn't move. Wish I could have recorded it all. Was bad, real bad
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: UltimateSimmov2 on February 21, 2017, 07:49:46 am
2 attempts left. Don't think i'll bother with the ligue 1 qualifiers as I don't have enough players and i'm not wasting more coins to build one. Maybe if I have some non rares or silvers. Dunno

Been playing some good stuff tonight just not getting that rub if the green
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: Kiwi on February 21, 2017, 09:10:36 am
Good luck mate!
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: UltimateSimmov2 on February 21, 2017, 10:18:03 am
Quote from: Kiwi link=topic=368.
msg34967#msg34967 date=1487628636
Good luck mate!

In the final on the last attempt  :o

Edit... got destroyed by a much better player  :'(
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: UltimateSimmov2 on February 21, 2017, 05:24:24 pm
Cobbled together a makeshift ligue 1 team. Big Ron & Louis give it a fighters chance
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: Cart79 on February 21, 2017, 09:00:45 pm
Just experienced a new level of slowness in the game. Semi's of the qual's I literally couldn't move. Wish I could have recorded it all. Was bad, real bad

I had a game that felt like half speed once.   Until I took the lead, then the pace slowly came back to normal speed.   Only ever happened once but was very strange, when I say half speed it genuinely was half the speed for the first 20 or so mins.  I thought the guy was glitching or something.
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: Kiwi on February 22, 2017, 08:30:52 pm
Mon/Tues night ... Dybala/Higgy-babe show ... awesome time. Only won it once - last night's final, was 3-2 up with 20-odd min to go. Messaged the guy to ask if he needed to qualify. Scored 2 OG's and quit. Quite a relaxed time of it, but mainly because the team was on fire. Easily scoring 5, 6, 7 goals.

Tonight, tried out the L1 + Legends team ... Led by SIF Balotelli & IF Falcao. Bunch of other reds in there too.

First game walked it - 5-0. Balo scored a few and it seemed ok. WOW ... the rest was just shocking stuff! Eventually sacrificed the legends and used Dybala and Higgy-babe again.

Likes of Red Enyeama ... pathetic. 86 Draxler - clunky. TIF Bernardo Silva ... horrible. OTW Payet ... non-existent. Got to 1 final, quit 0-3 down (to 3 shots on target - of course). But that really didn't matter ... I can genuinely say that I will never again want to play with Ligue 1 players. Ever!

Heaven forbid they make a WL with the majority of them being the requirement. Will be pure anarchy.
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: Cart79 on February 23, 2017, 12:55:49 am
Good stuff Kiwi, sounds like a good session on the whole.

I only had a couple games last night, just trying to sort a B side for my La Liga team for the weekend.   Glad I don't need to make an A and B team as prices are high.  I sold Bale for 310k a week or 2 ago and now he's back up to 360 odd.   The coins have just been sat unused since too.   

So vacant spot at RW in my 1st team - brought back SIF Iago Aspas as I liked him pre Bale.

Second side I've set up in a 4312 and just made up of pack pulls largely.   Good news is that Pato and Bakambu up front should make them somewhat competitive.

Tried couple games last night, first game was with the B team.   Had Asensio at CAM, kinda liked him, poor man's James R possibly.   Had a non rare in midfield called Medran, had a few fks with him, was really good all going close.   won that game 5-0 in the end against a superior team.  Felt good.  Ill be wary against strengthening them too much.   Drew my second game with the main team despite dominating the full match.  Only 2 games but enjoyed both.
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: UltimateSimmov2 on February 23, 2017, 04:18:50 am
Have to say that the same spongy super slo-mo **** game play is ever present in the ligue 1 qualifiers  :(

Having a shocker so far.  Have they Nerfed stamina???? My players are buggered come 65th min or earlier. Slonaldo
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: TheBaldyBuddha on February 23, 2017, 11:44:07 am
Well well well got there on my 6th attempt with what Kiwi said the worst team ever if it wasn't for Cavani and Fekir i would be lamenting another weekend without WL

Final was the easiest match of the run 3-0 RQ Cavani getting 2 and Fekir getting a beaut will upload in a while.

First round against a team with 4 SBC and 4 legends 3-1 with 2 quickfire cavani goals in the 88th & 89th min, 1-0 in the second match Cavani again and 4-1 in the semi against a Weah speed dribbler zig zagging all over the place.

Now to get a team together for the weekend, Kiwi how is Lewandowski ? haven't got on with Greizmann of IF ben yedder so thinking of going Bundesliga as have 3 OTW players in my club
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: Kiwi on February 23, 2017, 11:55:25 am
Well done mate! Impressive to struggle through that.

Lewandowski ... love him! He carries the First Owners team, must say. Kid used him for a few WL's at the start too - one of the best strikers. This is/was with the NIF only. If you have any of the IF's - think the card will be even better.
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: TheBaldyBuddha on February 23, 2017, 12:09:04 pm
haven't got any but looking at it as just tried out my BBVA squad and its crap loads of untradeables but that team has never clicked with me
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: Kiwi on February 23, 2017, 12:21:36 pm
Hmmm ... the Calcio A team is the first team I've used with heaps of untradeables, that has actually performed. Anything else has been pretty meh, including Aguero - although I think he's pretty ineffective all round.

Don't want to sound like conspiracy stuff, and certainly would hate it if it is the case ... but I am starting to wonder how good certain untradeable IF's are.
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: TheBaldyBuddha on February 23, 2017, 12:33:52 pm
Na man have never liked La Liga teams all crap unless you have the big 3-5 players never strong in mid or defence, now the question is after buying Alaba, Boateng, Vidal and Reus and thinking do i buy a Lewa IF as do you think he has a chance to be upped ?
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: TheBaldyBuddha on February 23, 2017, 12:37:46 pm
Looking on Futbin looks like his price has peeked in the last week

(https://gyazo.com/c170ec9ec69100c6d42f4b14b5fa4773.png)

Think IF Hernandez might be an option until the Bundesliga up's
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: Kiwi on February 23, 2017, 12:44:44 pm
Yeah - that may be the safest bet - Lewa's prices is also a reason why we didn't buy him (or Vidal).

Totally agree on La Liga. You only have a few options in the mid/def and really there's not 1 keeper I want to use!
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: UltimateSimmov2 on February 23, 2017, 05:41:02 pm
I'm out  :-[

As much as it would've been nice to get in, I would've struggled to get the games in as I'm away early Saturday, back late Sunday and the in-laws are staying over on Friday night. Damn, only needed 12 wins for gold monthly too  :'(

Did get to the final in my last attempt but a good fut founder edged me out 2-1.

Don't know if its just me, my connection or EA's servers (more likely) but that probably cost me, over the 2 qualifiers about 7 of those attempts with the stamina sapping/slow-Mo mode.

I could have one last hurrah and try the seasons route, but still in the Div 3 hump. Can't imagine div2 being any easier on top of requiring promotion from it. Will give it a bash tonight and if I get close I'll probably pick it up after the weekend to get into the next one.

Enjoy it fellas. The requirements shouldn't be as bad as last weekend made it. Hope the servers are good to you
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: TWS001 on February 23, 2017, 08:48:00 pm
Have played very little this week due to working till 8pm, but have done ok in the games I have played.
Played two last night and both were exactly the same. Go 2-0 up in the first half against not great players, then their keeper turns into superman, they score off their first or second after 70 minutes, both times my keeper making a complete mess of an easy looking shot to save, one even going down as an own goal. Then their keeper turns into superman 2.0 and somehow both games finished 2-1 to me despite the shot count being 15+ to me, 2 to then. Both games a carbon copy of each other!
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: UltimateSimmov2 on February 24, 2017, 07:51:23 am
Silver (literally) lining. Reward packs yielded MOTM Thiago
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: TheBaldyBuddha on February 24, 2017, 10:23:23 am
Silver (literally) lining. Reward packs yielded MOTM Thiago

Nice Simmo

Built this for the weekend had done 3-4-2-1 but SBC Toprak an OTW Hummels are shocking

(https://gyazo.com/4d7dbefea903abe2cce269bd6d5b7db1.png)
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: UltimateSimmov2 on February 24, 2017, 11:05:54 am
Looks good Buddha.

Only one that would concern me is Sokratis. Has pace but poor agility. Fell over a lot when I used him. Having said that Boateng's base card stats are worse. Shadow card saves him and for me the best defender in the game.

I agree on Toprak. I used his SBC in a OTW SBC. Hated him. Regular Hummels was a beast for me. Slow but positioning made up for it.

I'd be tempted to squeeze Varane and up carvajal in. Stick dembele at striker. Stick a ringer in at rcm and rw sub on Sαnches and a n other

Good luck
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: TheBaldyBuddha on February 24, 2017, 12:08:45 pm
Played 6 games and Hernandez has 11 goals really suits my play, Hummels has a high attacking WR and doesn't have the pace to cover when out of position.


Not mad on Varane either
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: UltimateSimmov2 on February 24, 2017, 12:30:36 pm
Cool. Not fancy chica's 86?

Anyway i'll be taking these 2 teams out for the considerable future

Main team (for WL, when I'm in it)

(https://s24.postimg.org/o17rb6tmd/24_02_2017_01_17_36.png)

And the 2nd string. Use these 2 in seasons. Aubamayang is just plain dirty

(https://s1.postimg.org/fyhpq3j5b/24_02_2017_01_17_54.png)

Again best of luck gents
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: Kiwi on February 24, 2017, 04:32:23 pm
Got back from some customer visits - chatting to the kid on whether we open his Top 100 packs or not. Whilst we're contemplating that, open the packs on First Owners club.

Firstly - Mega Pack #1, IF Tolisso - not too shabby. 2nd Mega Pack - walkout ... Argie ... Messi! So stoked as this club has seriously needed someone special, for me to actually keep playing with them.

Main acc ... 100k packs weren't the best & Isco was the walkout on the Ultimate TOTW pack. Overall haul of around 450k - again, not complaining, but a Dybala would have been really appreciated!!
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: Cart79 on February 24, 2017, 08:26:11 pm
Not bad Kiwi, you are like one of the games elite with all your coins. I managed to get SIF Hernandez from one of my mega packs, which goes straight in as my best pull all year.   Sold for 100k, half an hour later he was selling for 120k - d'oh!

Even that didn't take shine off it though.  Got more coins than I ever had this year, but all sat in the bank.  Dunno who id want to buy, probably guys for la liga side, but they are all inflated so not going near any of them before weekends out.  Prem might be the smart move as their prices are all dead low but I'm not sure.  Think ill just go with what I've got for now.

Was pleased to see my IF Kovacic got upgraded, had grown to like the card anyway but hopefully even better now.  Also from my B team, trigueros and asensio both got upgraded so had to get their new versions.   Also need to upgrade Fernandez the RM centre back too.  Hopefully the raft of upgrades wont lose their 'underdog' status in matches.

Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: TWS001 on February 24, 2017, 10:11:32 pm
My rewards weren't the best. Got Gabriel Jesus and Mahrez as the players of any worth. Sometimes think that Gold 2 rewards are worse than Gold 3 apart from the coins.

The target for me this weekend is 19 wins to reach gold for the month. Not looking like I'll have as much time to play as the past two weekends so despite not feeling rough and rundown like the past three weekends, time could be my biggest obstacle.

Picked up an IF Fernando Torres this morning. He had been extinct as late as last night due to being the cheapest way to get the Atletico Madrid SBC done, but the threat of a MotM Saul at some point which would make IF Torres unnecessary for the SBC, caused panic and undercutting. There's a thread on the PS4 section od the forums where guys had dozens of them but were waiting for EA to raise his max bin. The smart ones had already sold. Reckon there's people lost over a million coins overnight by not selling after reading through it!
Had made a couple of teams last night, but this signing could change my plans. Not sure now what I'll be using!
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: Kiwi on February 24, 2017, 10:28:25 pm
Yeah Eric - some amazing pack luck this year - got to say! From never pulling a legend, to getting 2 in 1 day - the 2nd being arguably the most OP "used" legend. Pele is rarely seen, whilst Gullit everyone really wants him.

Given the influx of players in the last 2 weeks - with some other packs bought too - decided to re-look at SBC Suarez. Previously had completed 7 of the teams - more for the packs than the actual thought of finishing the SBC off. So, used up all the non-rares in the club, bar La Liga, Calcio A and Bundesliga - result was 16 La Liga Premium packs.

Then, only needed to spend about 11k on players - predominantly 500-900 coin range, and completed another 8 teams. Rewards from those packs were pretty crap other than about 10 squad fitnesses - essentially paying them back. Have another 2 more to do, before contemplating to do the big 3. Did see that IF Torres was around 32k on Xbox, and UP Carrasco is currently at 20k. Might need some more incentive though, to spend 200k+ on those big 3 (do have a few high-rated cards for them already in the club).

Would really like to do this on the First Owners side!! So, starting chipping away at it ... but gonna need some REAL GOOD pack luck on that side!
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: Cart79 on February 25, 2017, 09:50:41 pm
Good stuff kiwi, pele and gullit, presume you'd never sell them?

Made a mixed start as usual to league last night.   Bad start followed by a 6 or so game win streak has took me to 11 wins from 18.  Made a few signings and lost plenty on a quick flip of likes of SIF gameiro, if jovetic and if Alves.   None of them done it for me.  Gameiro was good for goals but just didn't feel good on the ball.  I decided to get griezmann instead and now I wonder why it took me so long, he got 4 goals in first half of a game last night, he's hit the ground running  :). Replaced Alves with ter stegen, 2 games with Alves made me think he was like Claudio bravo in real life, he saves nothing!
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: Cart79 on February 25, 2017, 09:59:56 pm
How could I forget - renato Sanchez is in every single team
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: Kiwi on February 25, 2017, 10:08:09 pm
Last night started with 4 games. Won 3 of them, but even with Messi, the First Owners club team, is still pretty much crap. Hate them.

Something had to change as the games today, was a case of the Jekyll 'n Hyde team. One game it's tough / sluggish / every bounce against you ... the other is a rage quit in 30 min. Even the kid came in and played 2/3 games - same story ... 26 min 4-0 rage quit & the next game he's 0-3 down in 26 min.

With me starting to work through the Suarez SBC, it became evident after the midday session, that we needed to complete that SBC to get a more consistent strike-force ....
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: TWS001 on February 25, 2017, 10:09:00 pm
I played a bit last night but it was dreadful. The whole thing felt shocking. Slow, unresponsive, and several games where I might as well not have bothered tackling as every single thing would just bounce straight back to the other player.
Got to 4-5 and was like having teeth pulled. Need 19 wins for gold monthly but can see that not happening if the game is as awful as yesterday. Also pushed for time.
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: Kiwi on February 25, 2017, 10:10:32 pm
Good stuff kiwi, pele and gullit, presume you'd never sell them?

Made a mixed start as usual to league last night.   Bad start followed by a 6 or so game win streak has took me to 11 wins from 18.  Made a few signings and lost plenty on a quick flip of likes of SIF gameiro, if jovetic and if Alves.   None of them done it for me.  Gameiro was good for goals but just didn't feel good on the ball.  I decided to get griezmann instead and now I wonder why it took me so long, he got 4 goals in first half of a game last night, he's hit the ground running  :). Replaced Alves with ter stegen, 2 games with Alves made me think he was like Claudio bravo in real life, he saves nothing!

Sorry - wasn't clear there - pulled Bobby Moore on the Saturday, then Gullit on the Sunday. Not pulled Pele myself, that honour belongs to Simmo :D.

And no - will never sell. Gullit will always stay.
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: Kiwi on February 25, 2017, 10:11:51 pm
How could I forget - renato Sanchez is in every single team

Oh yeah ... pretty damn pathetic. Kante last week, him this week.
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: TWS001 on February 26, 2017, 02:08:38 am
It's Sanches literally every game. He's more OP than Kante ffs! Gameplay is still horrendous. Never seen so many random rebounds straight to my opponent. Nearly every tackle! Players can't control balls, feel so so slow, take extra touches despite telling them to pass or shoot. So so bad this week.
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: TWS001 on February 26, 2017, 05:07:00 am
I'm 8-10 needing 19 wins for gold monthly. It's going to be tight at this rate!
Some serious BS goals against me and every tackle and loose ball going to every opponent each game so definitely up against it this weekend.
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: Kiwi on February 26, 2017, 06:27:21 am
Damn! Good luck mate. Seems like every week it's the same with results my side ... always struggling to get better than the 50-50 ratio.
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: TheBaldyBuddha on February 26, 2017, 08:03:01 am
It's Sanches literally every game. He's more OP than Kante ffs! Gameplay is still horrendous. Never seen so many random rebounds straight to my opponent. Nearly every tackle! Players can't control balls, feel so so slow, take extra touches despite telling them to pass or shoot. So so bad this week.

Yea having this its like the ball is running away from you all the time

How could I forget - renato Sanchez is in every single team


 :-[ :-[

Mine's OTW if that makes a difference
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: TWS001 on February 26, 2017, 11:14:02 am
I have completely collapsed this weekend. Absolute capitulation! Am current 12-18! And I've won the last two games, scoring 11 goals in the process, so it was even worse half an hour ago. So six from 10 to qualify next week, 7 from 10 for gold monthly. A very bad weekend.
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: Kiwi on February 26, 2017, 02:28:44 pm
Yeah - not been the best of days .. again!

Kid came and took the controller in the last game - managed to win to make it 13-13 on the First Owners side. 5 from 14 required. Hopefully won't be too stressful trying to get that!
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: Kiwi on February 26, 2017, 08:34:51 pm
Kid was not playing, so I continued ... the slog. Got the 18 wins with 3 to spare. I guess there's another 5-8 wins in there (again) to some complete morons, who get the luck.

Goals like these ...

... and a PK later on, making sure of the loss.

Serious amount of "shaking my head" moments this week. And to think I got the magical mark, just to repeat next week again ... GREAT!
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: TheBaldyBuddha on February 26, 2017, 09:30:35 pm
Some of the assholes this weekend is beyond belief, one of the first weekends i have been getting consistent messages after games win or lose baiting looking for a response. I just reply nicely seems to trigger them more to where the abuse comes from them love  reporting and blocking   :D

on 10-12 need 14 for gold monthly so 4 from 18 today will do don't care about the 18 wins as i won't have the time next weekend as its the lads confirmation on friday. 
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: TWS001 on February 26, 2017, 11:28:17 pm
The amount of times my players have done that this weekend is beyond belief!
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: Cart79 on February 27, 2017, 12:02:50 am
Got my 18 wins in the end.   Having witnessed how OP Sanchez was I stuck him in my b side, just linked to Andre Gomes only, he's been pretty good, strong and seems to have unlimited stamina, continued to feature in just about every opponents team. 

Bit disappointed as was aiming for 21 and despite a rocky start was looking good for it with 15 left.  Sadly a form collapse between 10-15 and last 5 matches put paid to that.   Made my gold monthly comfortably though, got 79 or so wins.  Still got 2 games left but nothing to play for so won't bother with them. 

Lost my mojo with penalty shoot outs too and must've lost about 4-5 of them during the matches too.   Including one that lagged out as I went to take a decisive penalty and trundled it straight into keepers hands  >:(
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: TWS001 on February 27, 2017, 01:30:38 am
I have eight games left and need five wins for gold 3, six wins for gold monthly. It's not looking great. Been a bad weekend and will be my worst fully completed weekend no matter what happens. The first weekend of my illness where I played very few games and only got six wins is going to be very costly.
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: TheBaldyBuddha on February 27, 2017, 02:09:53 am
Hit the 14 required for gold monthly happy with that, have 10 games left might give it a go later for the 4 more needed for 18 but with the limited time next weekend is it worth the hassle, might keep the Bundesliga team getting used to it and enjoying
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: TWS001 on February 27, 2017, 02:23:30 am
Now four wins in five, two out of two this afternoon. 15-19. Can I get the three of preferably four wins for gold monthly? This is tense stuff!
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: TWS001 on February 27, 2017, 03:59:21 am
EA won in the end. After one disconnect loss on the whole of FIFA 17, I got two in two games. Both games I was looking good to win. First one was 0-0, but the shot count was 10-0 in my favour. Second one I was 1-0 up after about 60 minutes. What a complete and utter joke.

Needed three wins from three games after that, but after total BS, hit the post twice, my player then fell over instead of tapping in to the empty net two yards away. He went straight down the other end, bounced straight through two tackles going back to him, and scored with his first shot, so I just switched off the console. Enough was enough. Just couldn't be bothered after all that.
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: TheBaldyBuddha on February 27, 2017, 09:59:06 am
Made Gold 3 by the skin of my teeth only had 1 game left, happy with that considering i had some absolute BS today had one lad start time wasting in the 45th min while he was winning 3-0 and i was down to 10 men,sent him a message that wouldn't be leaving as didn't care needed an ELO drop anyway after 4 wins must have pissed him off cause within 10 mins of the second half it was 3-3 he won it in the end with a 45 yard FK from Bale where my wall refused to jump.


Sold off IF Hernandez for a 5k loss will pick up his SIF when it drops below 55k and will pick up MOTM Stindl and IF Sokratis. Might sell of Reus and pick up Ribery and Ntep as he doesn't do enough as RW or RF.

Did switch up to 3-4-2-1 in the end 4-3-3 (4) just doesn't do it for me not enough threat going forward
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: Kiwi on February 27, 2017, 10:30:09 pm
Built 2 fun 3 atb colourful teams (again) and won the cup first time round. Results were 4-3, 5-1 (RQ at HT), 8-1 (2 goals and 5 assists by Gullit playing at CAM) and a comfortable 2-0 win in the final with him having only 1 shot on target.

Amazing how much simpler it gets when you're playing more for fun (unlike WL), and there is no lag like in Divs. Pure enjoyment and it's a brilliant game. Honestly, the first game I even sent the guy a GG message as his Ice Lewandowski scored a hat trick against me - all 3 great goals. Even if I had lost that, still would've been good fun, as he was out to "play" as well.

Again, completely unlike WL where it's rage upon rage of crappy goals & tw@ts wasting time.

Such a shame.
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: TWS001 on February 28, 2017, 12:45:14 am
After the nightmare that was weekend league, yesterday evening I played some seasons and draft for the first time in ages. In draft I won 1-0 (90th minute 30 yarder from my right back) but missed six one on ones (keepers this weekend against me!) in the second round in a 1-1 draw and lost 7-6 on penalties. The fact that my keeper got something on four penalties, yet they still went in, and pulled his hands away from saving another, was just more of the same for this weekend. Silver players pack as one of the rewards, all 15k back!

Seasons was ridiculous. Got promoted by drawing the last two matches of one season 0-0 and 1-1 and drew the first four of the next, with three 1-1's and a 0-0. Every match I had the most chances and possession. It's been the same all weekend. Just can't score. Create plenty of chances but the keepers save everything, even shots that would be a goal the vast majority of the time.

So last night, my results. The 1-0 draft win, 90th minute!
The 1-1 draft penalty loss, keeper saves everything.
The seasons games. A 1-1 where I had 17 shots, 13 on goal, and 60% possession. Of course the opponent scores off his third shot in the 90th minute where my keeper saved a weak shot and pushed it at a weird angle straight to his player.
Another 1-1 where I was hammering at his goal, he scored a lucky bounce goal in the 80th minute, I manage to score in, you guessed it, the 90th minute. Another 1-1 I went behind to a good Reus free kick. 45th minute, Giovinco gets in but his keeper saves. His Alaba sort of controls the loose ball and the keeper lunges for the ball. Alaba goes cartwheeling over the keeper, and the keeper sort of slides straight past the ball. Leaves the ball just sitting there in the middle of the 6 yard box for Giovinco to walk it in unopposed. Had to be seen to be believed and was so absurd that it probably nearly made up for all the awful random goals I conceded in the weekend league.
A 0-0 where I hit the post 3 times and my opponent has one shot all game.

When will the BS, superkeepers and 45th/90th minute nonsense end?!

Seriously though, I've gone from scoring goals all over to barely getting more than one per game and avoiding hardly any chances in the space of a week. Really don't know what's gone wrong.
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: UltimateSimmov2 on February 28, 2017, 02:59:02 am
Had a couple of games early this morning in the quals and first game, great, nice and smooth to a comfortable 2-0 win.
Game 2, totally the opposite. Just like last week. Slow sluggish players, passing way off. Got done 1-0

Back to game 1 again, and like magic, smooth, superb game play and another comfortable win.

I'm hoping this up and down run comes to a quick end as i'll not be back in the WL any time soon. Wish there was something we could do to avoid this. the 'upgrade' to show 5 bars does obviously have no effect.

3 wins on the spin seems very far away
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: Cart79 on February 28, 2017, 11:07:55 am
I've started taking fut breaks after weekend league.  Playing all those games requires a time out.  Feel your pain re the form simmo, whenever I start a game now I'm on lookout for those early signs as to how the game might go, sluggish or sharp, breaks of ball going for or against, dodgy decisions, AI fails and so on. 

Prices still going up so can't well won't build any teams, which is kinda frustrating but another reason not to pull me straight back in.   
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: UltimateSimmov2 on February 28, 2017, 05:01:54 pm
The up & down form continued last night, which was damn frustrating.

By the end of the session I was playing some rubbish fut. Some of the worst this year. Suarez and Ronaldo were totally ineffective against some bang average teams. Only Mane pulled me out of the fire to scramble me through to the semis in the last game. Have 4 more attempts after this one then onto the part MLS quals

Have the team ready for it and am looking forward to the change of scenery tbh. I often wonder if players do have a shelf life and after that the game makes you want to change just so you continually lose your tax and your sanity  ???

Anyone else think the game has changed since the update? Shooting seems to have changed. I just can't seem to get the low driven shots away. The number of 1v1's I've cocked up is frightening.

Ahh damn I need to get off this moaning tree  ;D
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: UltimateSimmov2 on February 28, 2017, 05:53:47 pm
Have noticed a lot of people seem be pausing right after a goal is scored, even before the replay.

Glitch ??? Always get scored against Not long after
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: Cart79 on February 28, 2017, 09:01:32 pm
Pauses annoy me.   Far too bloody many.   I get the whole lot, people pausing in the first minute, people pausing after I've scored, people pausing after they've scored, opponents frequently using 2-3 pauses during the match at the aforementioned intervals.   It bores me to death, a lot of the time I just do something else and let the full pause run out.   I was thinking at the weekend that these 'Mini Mourinho's' (as ive decided to call them) must think they are tactical geniuses.   The annoying thing is its often paused at inopportune moments and screws up your momentum, even when its not at a bad moment if the game resumes and you concede, you can pretty much blame it on these wee tw@ts disrupting your rhthymn.
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: UltimateSimmov2 on March 01, 2017, 08:57:14 am
Really beginning to dislike this game. The semi I got to last night ended in a miserable defeat just now with the players again feeling pedestrian compared to my opposition.

Could understand if I'm getting beaten by a better player, but its really requiring little or no effort to stroll through my defence at the Mo.  Team feels like its been totally Nerfed

Sold off the majority of the fitness team as a first part of my rage and pulled together a BPL and la liga hybrid with some of the untradeables and that faired no better.  Really struggling for motivation considering I know that the main team works well, but for whatever reason they are doing a Leicester on me. Dilly ding, dilly dong  :P *Simmo sacked* headlines in tomorrow's newspapers
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: UltimateSimmov2 on March 01, 2017, 09:26:45 am
Not. Even. Enjoying. Wins.  :(
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: UltimateSimmov2 on March 01, 2017, 11:43:21 am
 ;D

Got f##ked in the final on pens after being 3-1 up in regular time. POTM Ibra scored a physically impossible goal whilst outside the box with his back to goal. Guess shooting backwards from 25yrds into the top corner is the way to go
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: TWS001 on March 01, 2017, 12:08:05 pm
Took the big guns into the tournament to see if I could make it back into the weekend league. First attempt made the final but lost 2-1 to a no chem Musa hitting two unstoppable shots with his only two efforts on goal.
Next run, the first round was an extremely tight, difficult game, but took it on penalties after a 1-1 draw. The next two games were fairly routine and won 3-0 and 1-0, being massively on top in both. The final was against a guy with five red IF's and obviously a very strong team with Neymar, Griezmann and Bale as the front three. First half was a battle to stay in the game. He went 1-0 up when a shot hit the post and fell perfectly for him to score. Second half was a bit more even, and he stopped making chances and on 62 minutes it was level. IF Balotelli held the ball up and found the run of SBC Giovinco from CAM, who slotted past the keeper. Not long later, Balotelli again held the ball up, found the advancing De Rossi who beat the keeper for 2-1.
After that he went very attacking, leaving loads of space and after several passes in and around his box, Balotelli played one back towards Giovinco who smashed in from the edge of the box for 3-1. More torture this weekend for me!

Felt I played a lot better the past couple of days, and was actively trying to be more patient and not give the ball away needlessly which tends to happen when things are going against me. Trying to force things is what tends to happen to me. Created the majority of the chances in all but the final victory buyt had more possession in all eight games. Helped as well using the two teams that I've used in around games each, aside from occasional player changes as have gradually upgraded a few positions when I've packed better, such as Lloris and Koscielny replacing Begovic and Zouma in my predominanly French team. Even SBC Gignac who I have loved has been dropped for the insanely great SBC Lacazette. Different types of striker but the team has the players to adapt.
The other team with IF Balotelli and SBC Giovinco is probably the weaker team, and will be seeing what I could change for the better in that before the weekend.
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: Kiwi on March 01, 2017, 12:12:25 pm
Damn Simmo ... does not sound good!

Maybe it's the time of the day, but on this side, I had a good run last night. Opposition was not the best - not gonna lie - with goals galore again!

First attempt, breezed though the first 3 games, then lost in the final to a ridiculously expensive team (5/6 TOTY's) - I just couldn't get anything going. Next attempt won it - once again, just seemed the opposition was clueless. No footballing sense ... at all. Take the wins, but they're not hard to beat.

Running out with this tonight ...
(http://i.imgur.com/48mR1de.png)

That smug look on that central CB ... SMH
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: Kiwi on March 01, 2017, 09:34:28 pm
So ... won the tournament on the first go. 2-0 RQ in 15 min, <can't remember quarter/semi finals>, down 0-2 after 20 min in finals, equalise before HT. Goes to ET, score 2 in 2nd half for a 4-2 win.

Team pretty much sucked bar the obvious high-rated players. Even SBC Villa was completely off.

Tried a 2nd time as I saw the kit was tradeable :o :o.

Played in the kit too ... ;D. Was down 0-2 in 35 min with everything going his way & the simplest of finishes in the previous games was being saved/missed the post. Quit.

Sold off everybody for some profit ... including this:
(http://i.imgur.com/VjrxiHs.png)

Who pays 9.5k for a kit ... pretty much all white (shorts & socks too - no lining, nothing). It's ugly/boring.

Time to post this on the dark side & see which Americans bite ...
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: UltimateSimmov2 on March 02, 2017, 10:34:17 am
Another final loss against a shocker opponent. 3 attempts left then I'm done

Darn. I'm off Friday too  :'(
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: TWS001 on March 02, 2017, 11:37:25 am
Not looking good for me. My internet has gone down and come back up a minute later eight times this evening. Hopefully it's not a fault on my line. After the shambles of this time last year where I had no internet for 6 weeks and it took them 7 visits (when they could actually be bothered to show up) to fix, not confident of this having a happy ending before this weekend league.

And as I finish writing this, it goes down yet again!
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: UltimateSimmov2 on March 02, 2017, 06:11:54 pm
Onto the last shot and won game 1.

Not holding out much hope. Another qualifying campaign like this next week and i'll seriously begin to lose interest.

Weekend league is the only place to be, and for me, the only time when I play where I care about winning. No caring = no playing. Combine that with generally shocking game play the past 2 weeks and theres not much to look forward to
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: TheBaldyBuddha on March 03, 2017, 01:12:00 am
Finished my Div 4 Campaign finally was promoted 2 weeks ago with 1 game for the title of course drew against a much weaker player just couldn't score and so Promoted to Div 3 played all 10 games what a total load of shite won 3 did get it down to the last game my defence which on most occasions is solid maybe conceding 1 goal went to pants its like the Serie A back line all lost their minds together.

Backed outta 4 games one of which i was down 3 goals after 11 minutes just couldn't score or defend 3-4-2-1 feels totally different nothing at the back or going forward & some of the high pressure and the teams.

(https://gyazo.com/87eefbc474a09c36f22eb3cb988c71d9.png)

Lost to a BS pen

Could be that FUT Champs on dedicated servers is much better.
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: TheBaldyBuddha on March 03, 2017, 01:14:40 am
And WHATS with all the spas Shielding looking for Pens thinking they are hero's, please also show me a clip of a RL game where someone is crab walking backwards with the ball stuck to their feet  >:(
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: UltimateSimmov2 on March 03, 2017, 06:33:52 am
Here we go. Round 2

#Prayforsimmo
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: UltimateSimmov2 on March 03, 2017, 06:55:43 am
And so it ends.....

1-0 to an asswipe. 1 chance one goal, but I hit the post and bar 4 times and dominated play. Jeeesus
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: Cart79 on March 03, 2017, 08:57:28 am
Hard lines simmo, hope you find winning formula.  Just played first game since weekend.  Lost 3-2 to an Owen hat trick, my morale dived when he equalised when i was 2-1 up and in control, was sure Owen was offside, didn't look it in replay to be fair. 

Not sure I like legends in the game to be honest.  Maybe my tune would change if I had any but I wasn't keen on it when it was introduced. 

Reward packs were rubbish too. 
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: TWS001 on March 03, 2017, 09:38:14 am
Same for me for rewards. Best was a downgraded Mandanda. Doesn't look like i'll be able to play weekend league this time around unless Sky pulls off some miracle and fixes my line by tomorrow which is about as likely as packing Ronaldo and Messi in the same pack! Could attempt to play but i reckon i'd lose twenty games straight away from dc's.
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: Cart79 on March 03, 2017, 07:41:03 pm
Think my best was Arda Turan, as I have 2 formations of a la liga side, I decided to keep him within the squad.   Then its a case of selling the squad fitness's for 1500 coins and just send the rest of the players to club for sbc use.   

Think I might try this MOTM Fekir in a team this weekend, stick him in a la liga 4312 with griezmann up front and ben yedder in the CAM spot.
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: UltimateSimmov2 on March 03, 2017, 09:05:48 pm
My rewards were the worst. Could literally say I got nothing  ;D
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: Kiwi on March 03, 2017, 09:07:06 pm
First Owners - got a few UP's - Mertens, Herrera & Thiago - one we really needed for chem, meaning Lewa is now full.

Main A/c - kid got Alex Sandro & Keita in his TOTW pack (and some other discard). Walkout on his 100k pack ... Cech! FFS ... how many times are we going to get a walkout and it's <10k card. They really need to look at who is a walkout ... !

Anyway - he missed Elite by 1 win, so based on how Elite 2 packs have gone, this was a very good one.
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: Cart79 on March 04, 2017, 04:23:08 am
Picked up motm fekir for 100k, hope his price doesn't crash now.  Anyway played first game with that 4312 I mentioned, went 5-0 up and guy quit after 55 mins  :D great start.  Griezmann and Sanches were main contributors.   Checked after he quit, new boy Fekir not a single goal or assist lol  ::).

Had another game, was close match but went 2 down to sbc or some version of delle Ali getting both.  Felt I could pull it back but finished 3-2 in end but was an even match actually felt I shaded it.  Liking feel of the team though.  Don't have time for more games now but tbc later tonight.

When are monthly rewards due, this Thursday coming?
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: Kiwi on March 04, 2017, 07:15:34 am
When are monthly rewards due, this Thursday coming?

Yeah mate - should be then.
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: UltimateSimmov2 on March 04, 2017, 07:50:50 am
When are monthly rewards due, this Thursday coming?

Yeah mate - should be then.

Can't wait for my silver  :o

Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: TheBaldyBuddha on March 04, 2017, 09:49:05 am
Only home a while from the lads confirmation day and have a party in the house all day tomorrow so i don't think i will even bother with playing any games this weekend.

Did Some SBC's earlier got some ok packs about 60-70k return  ;D

Then opened some of the 25k packs got 5 MOTM's none worth more than 10k  ::) But did get a nice walkout but live is down so can't get the pic right now 
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: Cart79 on March 04, 2017, 11:41:09 am
6 games in I've won just 2.  Playing fine though so not too worried although I may regret saying that. 

Last game was a waste of time, not sure I've faced a stronger team.  Van der sar, r.carlos, toty pique, bale, motm Casemiro, SIF nzonzi, Ronaldo and George best up front, can't mind who else but you get the idea.  He got 2 shitty goals on break with Best so i quit zzzz.   Yep still not a fan of legends. 

He's now messaging ggmu and so on, I mean cmon do united have any bragging rights over city right now? Bloody moron  ::)
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: TheBaldyBuddha on March 04, 2017, 09:18:26 pm
Only home a while from the lads confirmation day and have a party in the house all day tomorrow so i don't think i will even bother with playing any games this weekend.

Did Some SBC's earlier got some ok packs about 60-70k return  ;D

Then opened some of the 25k packs got 5 MOTM's none worth more than 10k  ::) But did get a nice walkout but live is down so can't get the pic right now

(https://gyazo.com/ed5b99d7d1948aa2f434e7f11ccad05a.png)
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: Kiwi on March 04, 2017, 09:51:15 pm
Good one mate!
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: TWS001 on March 04, 2017, 10:16:04 pm
No games for me, but between my internet dropping and using the phone app, I managed to accumulate 37 packs completing the J League SBC's, Marquee Matchups and most of the Serie A SBC's.
For the J League, I had the vast majority of players already from bronze packs, upgrading duplicates and silver pack players I didn't bother selling. Marquee Matchups I didn't need to buy anyone and made loads selling off other players I had.

Nice to have a weekend of non stress at the BS of the weekend league, but didn't stop me dropping into Twitch Land to see what was going on. Witnessed this live:

https://oddshot.tv/s/cigIWh

Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: Cart79 on March 05, 2017, 12:40:17 am
lol that's rage right there.

I'm at 2 from 8 now.  Not impressed needless to say.  Kinda difficult as I'm at my mums this weekend and it's a smaller older tv so I'm out my comfort zone but not much of an excuse.  Fekir has been sold, 100k for someone who plays no better than nif Ben Tedder, don't think so.  Maybe he's been made a scapegoat but I don't care he's gone lol.

Need to rejig my teams I'm feeling the 4312 more than the 433 all of a sudden.  Thought of selling Aduriz  :o not a move I'll make lightly though. 

Last thought for now.  If you had option for anyone who uses Martial as a striker in a 4312 or any formation really to remove them permanently (the user) from the game would you? I certainly would
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: Kiwi on March 05, 2017, 08:07:48 am
lol that's rage right there.

I'm at 2 from 8 now.  Not impressed needless to say.  Kinda difficult as I'm at my mums this weekend and it's a smaller older tv so I'm out my comfort zone but not much of an excuse.  Fekir has been sold, 100k for someone who plays no better than nif Ben Tedder, don't think so.  Maybe he's been made a scapegoat but I don't care he's gone lol.

Need to rejig my teams I'm feeling the 4312 more than the 433 all of a sudden.  Thought of selling Aduriz  :o not a move I'll make lightly though. 

Last thought for now.  If you had option for anyone who uses Martial as a striker in a 4312 or any formation really to remove them permanently (the user) from the game would you? I certainly would

Oh yes. Very much YES! The online community on this side of the world would be significantly reduced if I had that much power/control.

I guess I must state that I'm not salty about losses. If the player is better than me, then so be it. It's just losing against tw@ts that abuse a certain flaw - some only do that.
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: Kiwi on March 05, 2017, 09:22:32 pm
Changed up the team a bit ... now using Messi and Suarez up front, rather than trying to fit in Lewa. Feels heaps better, and shows in the results - 13 wins with 18 to play.

Must note that countdown is on till Ferdinand & Petit are done - they do solidify it at the moment!

Kid has struggled against a few this weekend - changing the team up after 23 games. Back to Ronaldo / Griezmann up front with Bergkamp back in as CAM. He has 5 losses with 11 to play. Can only afford 1 more loss else it's Elite 2 again.
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: Cart79 on March 06, 2017, 08:49:41 pm
What formation kiwi? I've got my eyes on messi for next signing and thinking I might just use him in a 4312 as im using that at moment. 

Finished weekend league with 19 wins, will take that as hadn't been looking too good fri and onto sat but turned it round with some better form.  Got the last win with 4 games to spare.  Played one guy with a stacked team just recall he had 92 Ibra at Cam, in form striker versions of hazard and Sanchez and I was using my b side, which is decent enough but when I saw his team I thought its unlikely I'll be winning this one.  Dominated the 90 mins he barely had a shot i should've won it before xtra time.  Got corner in 105th min, tried and tested routine, James to Aduriz at the front post and goal.   So after that needing those final wins I went all out defend and hoofed it a few times and saw out the win.

Got a message after saying my goal was aids and stuff like that.  Was funny though as I sent him a big message back saying basically I should've had no chance and he didn't deserve to get to et, the goal was perphaps a flaw in game but what did he want me to do about it.   Also said he probably got handicapped lol. He messages back apologising and saying he was just pissed off, and I'm like no worries I've done that too.  Haha providing fut therapy as well now. 
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: Kiwi on March 06, 2017, 10:14:43 pm
It's a toss up between 4312 and 41212-2 with the majority been with the latter - basically having a CDM in there so it's not a straight midfield line. It appears to be the "go-to" formation for all the big boys out there. The only other formation that I mess around with - specifically the weekday tournaments, is 3412 ... for fun :D

Given it's a first owners club, it does pain me a bit that I am a bit handicapped. We've been doing it for a while now, and whilst there have been some decent pulls, it's not enough to get a team on decent chem. Anyway ...



Good job on the WL! Personally finished on 18 with 7 to play. CBA to play the rest - kid got home from work - had an hour to go - got another 3 wins for Gold 2.



LOL ... "FUT therapy" ... boy you could make money with that - even release an app to "calm the nerves", "smooth talking you down from the ledge", "it could be worse - you have a 15M blue & gold team, and still struggle at the game " ... etc, etc.
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: Kiwi on March 06, 2017, 10:22:24 pm
Took this out in the 3.5 star Qualification tournament.

(http://i.imgur.com/2lDSx4s.png)

It was a little easy. First game destroyed someone 7-0 with a dodgy gold/bronze BPL team (bronzes were non-rares). Felt sorry at first, then I thought "why would you bring a pea shooter to a gun fight?".

This from IF Farias ... love him ... again!

Then, this power strike from IF Dzemaili:

Second last goal was from Di Gennaro

Especially like the ending showing Butland getting a pasting.

The team is ... erm ... pacey - not gonna lie. But a few of those silvers are just great to play with!
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: TWS001 on March 06, 2017, 11:37:38 pm
Is it 3.5* today? That was actually decent last time, was playing against people that were absolutely clueless and won it twice. Unfortunately my internet is still extremely unstable.
However on Saturday night, did an experiment. Turned my phone into a wireless hotspot, connected the PS4 to it and played a few games. Won my only match in the weekend league and won both games I played in Division 3 to hold in that. The gameplay though! The usual awful control, terrible touches and passes, defenders taking each other out was happening to my opponents! My players were smooth, fast, responsive and the defenders could make perfect standing tackles, even with the opponents player past them or seemingly out of range. It was honestly like playing a different game!
This is the opposite of what normally happens. Normally its me fighting the AI and all the laggy messy stuff.

Just proves it's all about connection, 100%. This was like playing a new FIFA.
Unfortunately I don't have much data left and it just didn't feel fair to the opponents!
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: Cart79 on March 07, 2017, 02:59:07 am
Thanks kiwi and well done to you also.  From what I've seen on leaderboards I'd expect nothing less, is that your main account? 

I forgot to mention this has been the first weekend I've used the custom tactics and setting player roles pre match, only realised you could do it on squad screen doh.  Bit slow on the uptake but not something  I ever footered with either.  Anyway since implementing it my teams play better.  A nice fast tempo and sharper passing, well most of time anyway.  Put griezmann to get in behind, Aduriz to target man, my more defensive cm to stay back on attack and cam to get in box on crosses and one of other cms - bought 87 Thiago - to sit on edge of box on crosses.  Also tried to curb the attacking instincts of full backs.  So nothing major but just sensible things.  Funny though when I rotated in b side and notice halfway through a game Giuseppe Rossi was a target man  :-\

Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: Kiwi on March 07, 2017, 07:03:48 am
Yeah TWS - have actually done that myself (only in Seasons though) and was surprised that you can actually play!?!? But then I guess with 4G these days it should be a decent connection (low ping tho') but maybe not the most reliable.

@Eric - Thanks. The kid is struggling a bit. I guess given the ranking, he's really playing against the worst try-hards. Played against a number of them on the leaderboard there, and even they are fixated are abusing some type of flaw in the game.

In one way I hate it when he whines and gets upset (even though he's mild at times compared to me ::) ), but it kinda makes me feel good that he's trying to "play football" whilst pretty much everyone else abuses the cr@p out of it. And this includes the #1 ROW player this week (and normally up there every week). They have no creativity or style, at times lack the basics of football knowledge, but yet the game still rewards them. Frustrates the hell out of him! He lost against OhNoAGoat (1-2) losing pretty much to a LB+Y to Ronaldo and a rebound goal where the CB is falling over the keeper. The majority of the rest, he wins - quite easily at times, e.g. StarvedAsian (round 80th) 5-1, Timdinho (guy who was at Sydney and round 30th) 3-1.

Also, 2 "EA only" disconnects whilst leading in both, certainly didn't help this weekend.
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: Kiwi on March 07, 2017, 07:05:29 am
Ah ... yeah, the whole custom tactic / player instruction bit ... Custom tactics stick all the time. But with player instructions, I've now learnt that you have to reset after any formation change. This is in squad management and in-game. Bit of a pain!
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: TheBaldyBuddha on March 07, 2017, 10:38:56 am
Tried the Serie A route myself but didn't like the defense lost a semi and a final switched it up to a Bundesliga


(https://gyazo.com/b905c3e4190ef197113f6265ea5bf995.png)


Won it first try 1-0 RQ after 4 mins  ??? 4-1 and 3-1 run to the final then an 88th min winner in the final after a tight game, so the stress free weekends didn't last long  ;D
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: UltimateSimmov2 on March 07, 2017, 05:01:35 pm
I'm hoping to join you's guys soon. I'm in the semi at the first attempt but couldn't be arsed to play on last night. Using a similar team to the last 3.5 one. So fingers crossed

(https://s13.postimg.org/7dr0ej84n/07_03_2017_05_50_04.png)

Bring on Ron, Luis and Son for the bronze bombers and hopefully win

I know its against the unwritten laws of fut, but if its within the parameters of what our lovely friends at EA set, then all's fair in love & war  ???  :D
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: UltimateSimmov2 on March 07, 2017, 06:28:33 pm
Ahh,got beat 5-4, and again in the semi of the next try. In the quarters of the next. Will pick it up again later.

One thing that strikes me about this tourney, is that its so much fun to play. No BS that we are used to
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: Kiwi on March 08, 2017, 05:45:47 am
Yeah Simmo - do agree. It's a step down on the stress level.

How are you finding the connection switching from Seasons to the weekday tournaments?
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: Kiwi on March 08, 2017, 05:47:21 am
Tried the Serie A route myself but didn't like the defense lost a semi and a final switched it up to a Bundesliga


(https://gyazo.com/b905c3e4190ef197113f6265ea5bf995.png)


Won it first try 1-0 RQ after 4 mins  ??? 4-1 and 3-1 run to the final then an 88th min winner in the final after a tight game, so the stress free weekends didn't last long  ;D

Well done. Good looking team too. Some of the others I faced last night were just disgusting ... again.
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: UltimateSimmov2 on March 08, 2017, 10:54:31 am
YESSSSSSSS

(https://s3.postimg.org/kzmevs41f/images.jpg)

Back in the game  ;D

@kiwi - connection speeds have been great this tourney. Less laggy than seasons and none of that spongy feel and button delay.  Had some great games and did it on the 6th attempt, even enjoyed the losing runs. Made the final 3 out of the six. Did try out SBC Smalov and he's good, scoring a crucial goal in the semi and both goals in the final. Will keep him as a super sub for the weekend.

The feeling of relief is unbelievable. Now to practice. Note to self, must do better  8)
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: UltimateSimmov2 on March 08, 2017, 04:48:25 pm
(https://s13.postimg.org/7dr0ej84n/07_03_2017_05_50_04.png)

I must say, in these lower rating tourneys, this back 4 is awesome. Special praise for the RB Aina. He held off comfortably challenges from the likes of Martial, Musta, Vardy and the like. Also Denayer must be the best BPL silver CB. outshone Zouma by a mile.

using the nif Gueya has made me want to try the IF badly. Very similar to Kante. Fossu-Mensah is a mini Pogba, just lacks a little in stamina.

Hope we get a few more of these qualifiers again soon. Thoroughly enjoyed every game
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: Kiwi on March 08, 2017, 06:50:16 pm
Good job mate & well done.

Even better that it was enjoyable!!
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: TWS001 on March 09, 2017, 04:49:51 am
Nice one!
I'm a bit annoyed that I missed out on this tourny! Had fun last time with some of my Barnet players, especially IF Costa at CB, John Akinde leading the line (praying for a TOTS for him) and 48 rated full back, Sam Muggleton, who is a secret weapon with the longest of long throws!
At the moment, playing in the weekend league this weekend is extremely unlikely indeed. Engineer number one was unable to fix my internet, and has made it even slower, but with the same unstable, up and down connection. Engineer number two is due tomorrow morning, but after six weeks and seven different engineers at the start of last year, not at all confident they have any clue what they are doing. Even the guy showing up to start with is an achievement!

On the off chance they do pull off a miracle and fix it, it doesn't give me long to qualify!
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: Kiwi on March 09, 2017, 03:45:49 pm
Damn mate ... can't think what it must be like for this to be happening again! Genuinely hope it's sorted soon for you.

Away with the missus at the mo'. Took a trip north (Russell) to go on a "tall ship adventure". Unfortunately weather set in so wan't meant to be. Means no FIFA for a few nights - not complaining! Especially given it's no restrictions so that means just your typical tw@ttish teams.

Anyhoo ... 360 deg view of "The Clendon" - place we're staying - weather only starting to set in!
(http://i.imgur.com/dqphdqf.jpg)

Link to the "big pic" ... http://imgur.com/a/l0Qvr
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: UltimateSimmov2 on March 09, 2017, 06:47:33 pm
Looks good kiwi. Enjoy

just won the no restrictions tourney. Again enjoyment throughout. Only took 2 attempts this time.

I'm hoping, like the last time I had to qualify for the weekend league, there are no cancellations. Strong bs with EA servers yesterday night by all accounts will hopefully blow over. Might have a mini break tonight before the madness.

Good luck guys in your campaigns, and TWS hopefully you can at least get online
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: Cart79 on March 09, 2017, 09:06:46 pm
Looks nice Kiwi enjoy your break.

Well done Simmo on making the WL.   I've been playing the Gears of War campaign this week instead on my fifa break.   Anyway I did do the marquee matchups finally and haven't opened my packs so bit of a pack opening to look forward to later.  Got the 5 from MM, 3 from the WL and will also get my first ever gold monthly rewards so touch wood I get something decent.

I've got 550k in the bank and eyeing up Messi at 680k the now, so 100k short once I get my coins from WL.   Will I get anything decent in my packs to raise that 100k??? should I buy Messi even if I do or do I go for some shiny IF or new MOTM tomorrow?  tough decisions.

Was thinking last night looking at the new cards,  SIF Perisic CAM and Belotti and Immobile IFs up front.   The strength on the latter two is 90+ and although ive never used Perisic I recall a game played against him and he was a handful throughout.  One of those ones where I didn't see his team but during the match I was thinking surely that's an IF.   So I can understand why lots of people are going crazy for this new card.   Anyone tempted by it?

And should I just buy Messi when the time is right?  its a no brainer right?
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: UltimateSimmov2 on March 10, 2017, 03:36:47 am
Eric, hang fire on Perisic. With the servers going down last night, not many made it too the market. 700k is far too much.

I also think EA are lining up another promo so might bring down further. Maybe a messi special card ??

Wonder which red silver i'll get. Wasted anyhow
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: TWS001 on March 10, 2017, 03:52:54 am
Engineer number two......... And it's still not working properly. Only another five more clueless idiots to equal last year record. Complete joke.
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: Cart79 on March 10, 2017, 05:32:17 am
Wil do simmo it was just a thought certainly wouldn't be buying at last nights price, down to 400k already. 

Monthly rewards, not upto much, got Torres, bentaleb and gillet.  Wondering if I should open other packs tomorrow when MOTMs come out?
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: TheBaldyBuddha on March 10, 2017, 05:58:53 am
Got Williams, Brooks and McGeady cool with them as will use 2 anyway just for shits and giggles
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: UltimateSimmov2 on March 10, 2017, 08:27:07 am
Really hope the servers improve for the WL. Terrible tank turn game play at the moment

Got some random silver Italian striker. 65 pace.... will never be seen again.  Done the north American tour SBC and got nowt. Haven't had anything decent in a good while now from SBC's .  The south American tour could be a little too expensive at the moment
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: TheBaldyBuddha on March 10, 2017, 08:36:04 am
Done all new SBC  10 Packs highest was 84 GK  >:(

Pack weights are shocking lately, haven't played a game in since qualifying but even the menus are laggy AF 
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: Cart79 on March 10, 2017, 10:08:20 am
I just done the South American one and on top of having kept packs from MM and not opened my WL reward yet I've got a stack of 13 packs to open, 1 jumbo premium, 2 rare gold packs, 3 mega packs, 2 rare players packs, 2 premium gold players packs, 2 prime gold players pack and a silver.  So surely well hopefully there will be something decent amongst those.  Going to open tomorrow night
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: Cart79 on March 10, 2017, 11:04:03 am
14 now, done a playing abroad sbc for another mega pack  :P
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: TWS001 on March 10, 2017, 11:05:33 am
Did all the new SBC's with players in my club and the many duplicates on my transfer list. Pack were really bad. Best was an upgraded 84 Carrasco.
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: TWS001 on March 10, 2017, 11:09:08 am
Got Pierre Webo from the monthly rewards. Has given my some sort of idea of a team linking him with SBC Eto'o.
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: UltimateSimmov2 on March 10, 2017, 06:21:10 pm
1 game, 1 win. A 3-0 rage quit in the first half. By god, the game play is slow.

Gotta go do the day job now.  Hopefully it gets better later on  :-\
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: TheBaldyBuddha on March 11, 2017, 02:30:52 am
Connections are shocking will be giving it a miss this weekend too, servers are a total mess since wednesday what ever they did, Ghost Recon weekend it is
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: UltimateSimmov2 on March 11, 2017, 03:34:14 am
Well, games 2 & 3 played, and 2 defeats.

1st one was a cheesy POTM Kane header from a cross spammer in the last min. Game play was very slow.
2nd I quit after 30 mins as the game made 2 tackles for me, one resulting in a red card, the other in a pen. His team playing nice fast football, mine slowly trundling around the pitch.

Will be gutted if this is the story of the weekend
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: Cart79 on March 11, 2017, 04:57:03 am
2 wins from first 2 matches for me  :) makes a change to get off to a good start, hope it continues tho I'm well aware how temporary form can be on this game
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: UltimateSimmov2 on March 11, 2017, 06:56:16 am
Am 2 from 7 now. Every game a slow Mo horror fest. Am already at the point of just playing to get through the games

Cheers EA
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: UltimateSimmov2 on March 11, 2017, 10:34:56 am
Am 2 from 7 now. Every game a slow Mo horror fest. Am already at the point of just playing to get through the games

Cheers EA

3-8. The worst fut experience of the year by far. Have lost the last 3 games to either a 90th or 120th min goal. EAids. Fuckin sick
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: Kiwi on March 11, 2017, 05:58:22 pm
Damn Simmo ... Not good.

Started today - lost the first 3 games. Simply not feeling the love with the new team (Lewa - Suarez up front with Messi in at CAM). Sucks.

So ... after approx 4 mths of "First Owners" club ... I decided I've had enough. To continually playing with a team that you don't really like ... meh! Sold off Messi, Lewa, Boateng, IF Arnautovic (pulled him today!) & some others.

Spent that money on Suarez, kinda means I should actually use him. Kid suggested to get Cavani - always liked him - so bought his 90 version. Had coins for a legend so thought it may be best to bring in one at CAM, given the best defense I currently have is Smalling/IF Reid (untradeable) & Lloris (also untradeable). So, enter Stoichkov with SIF Lemar at LM, Ice Sidibe at LM and Hero Sergi Roberto at RM. Have the loanee Bellerin for now, but may need to change that up (hate Bellerin). Rooney starts at CDM given his triple link with Smalling, and in game swaps out with Sergi.

Anyway (lot of detail there :o) ... just feels so much better playing with a team that you kinda like. Results then went a bit better & now sitting on 5-6. Long way to go though, but certainly hoping I can get a good feeling going with a team.

Once that settles down ... need to look at a building up a fitness team. Not keen on spending 45k+ on fitness cards each week.
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: UltimateSimmov2 on March 11, 2017, 06:43:04 pm
4-13 just having the best time

Suarez is getting sold sadly, probably along with pogba and maybe Mane come the end of this farce.

No idea what I'm going to build but quite fancy ADP or the MOTM Neymar. Motivation is at zero.

Daft thing is, is that I know the team works but the game just feels horrible
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: TWS001 on March 11, 2017, 07:10:58 pm
My internet seemed a bit better yesterday and wasn't working so played a few single matches during the day. Had a 3412 with my new Futchamps Pierre Webo at CAM, with SBC Eto'o and Aboubakar in front. Had fun with that team, scoring goals galore! The other team I made, a 442 with SBC Utaka next to Iheanacho didn't go as well, mainly because I faced better players with it. Towards the end of that the lag and server issues started but finished the games.
Matches were down pretty much all evening on PS4 as the servers were dying on their feet. Have also loaded up my phone with data, so I'm back in the game when the servers are!
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: Kiwi on March 11, 2017, 10:15:54 pm
Damn Simmo - really doesn't sound like fun!

Managed to get something going my side. Now 11-9 - just lost the final game of the night on penalties. Score was 2-2 after 120 - him scoring 2 goals from 3 shots on target. My 10/11 is obviously not good enough. Oh, of course late equaliser was given to (his OTW) Pogba - deflected from his TOTY Messi shot. His lineup included Ferdinand & Best, as well as TOTY Modric and TOTY Marcelo, Ronaldo (just a NIF) and 85 Kante ... and he just couldn't leave out the awesome NIF duo of Smalling and Walker.

Yes ... I do hate this game when retards like this can win after getting 3 SHOTS ON TARGET IN 120 MINUTES, WITH A TEAM LIKE THAT!

At least I'm starting to get the range right (mostly), with SBC Suarez and his FK's - this from 39 yds:
(http://i.imgur.com/WVSM57L.gif)

... and like the placement of this one:
(http://i.imgur.com/1YugGNe.gif)
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: Kiwi on March 11, 2017, 10:19:19 pm
This is the stupid crap that keeps happening:
(http://i.imgur.com/GKJ6omx.gif)

Why the big touch (legend Rui Costa ... yeah right!), let's control the rebound, then Suarez straight into the sliding defender. Great!!
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: Cart79 on March 12, 2017, 02:59:03 am
Got to love the joy that the weekend league brings.  I had a good start, was 5-2 then 6-4 and now .... 6-8  >:( so not too pleased with that.  Saved all those packs up too, best I got was cech and mane, had hoped for better given all the packs I had to open.  Despite that managed to raise bit of coin selling all the rare players, ever closer to affording messi but still not sure if that's what I'm going to do with it.  First things first is improve form with current players, will make an attempt at that shortly.
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: UltimateSimmov2 on March 12, 2017, 03:39:32 am
I think I'm done. Now 4-17

Now i'll admit I'm not a great player, but i'd like to think my experience would stand me in good stead for most games, but this weekend league has me beat.

Played the last 4-5 games with a team of random players with little or no chem, just for a laugh.

Suarez is up for sale. Maybe ronaldo will go too. Game's put me in a fowl mood. Best ever version of FIFA, but never hated it as much as now
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: UltimateSimmov2 on March 12, 2017, 04:33:29 am
Suarez is gone  :'(

3 games short of 500

Tempted by the MSN Combo. What versions I dont know

@kiwi, what is the most expensive la liga sides for the SBC?
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: Kiwi on March 12, 2017, 06:56:30 am
Suarez is gone  :'(

3 games short of 500

Tempted by the MSN Combo. What versions I dont know

@kiwi, what is the most expensive la liga sides for the SBC?

Sorry to hear that mate.

The big 3 are expensive still - Real, Barca & Atletico. Use this https://www.futbin.com/squad-building-challenges/LEAGUES/177 as it's the easiest to have on the side and buy accordingly. Also, it will have updated "completed squads" with the later IF's, e.g. 86 Gameiro for Atletico.

It still says 662k to complete - not quite sure if that is that accurate, e.g. Atletico cost 81k to complete - theirs is 140k.

With some of the upgrades, there are some savings, especially on some of the other clubs that only had silver CB's for example. I did mine quite close after those upgrades, so my night (generally less cards on the market) meant some of the gold upgrades were still going for 4.5k+. The following morning, got them easily for 1.5k and less.

The key here is how long you plan to take (quickly = more expensive as you BIN more), how many first owners you have & of course your pack luck.

Overall, on the pack luck side - similar to BB & Eric ... been shocking these past few weeks. Like Eric saved up the big packs ... sweet nothing! Shocking stuff.
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: UltimateSimmov2 on March 12, 2017, 01:11:01 pm
Thanks kiwi

All in it cost 550k. Got nothing over 84 rated in any of the packs  >:( no IF's. Pretty shocking that

Well after the departure, I decided to keep Ron, Pogs & Mane (for now). I brought in 5 other players. IF Kovacic, Marcelo, Vidal, Llahm and MOTM Neymar. Already had an untradeable Ramos.

TOTY Suarez vs SBC Suarez. So far you can only notice the slight difference in pace in certain situations. Deadly and definitely convinced he's the best striker in the game

MOTM Neymar. Cost a little over 2m and has been good, not 2m good, but off to a good start. Will see how his value goes over the week and swap out for the TOTGS version which is 800k cheaper.

FUT Chumps. After the previous team had 4 wins out of 21  :o the refreshed line up has 5 wins in 8 games. More fuel to the 'do cards have a shelf life' theory. No chance of gold 3 with needing 9 from 11. Game play has been way better this evening, practically 'back to normal' if there is such a thing.
See they have extended for another day. Wonder why. Would have been nice if they had offered a restart if they have done it because of their servers.

Get the last games in tomorrow in time for hopefully mane bagging a hattrick for that OTW card boost
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: TheBaldyBuddha on March 12, 2017, 02:57:18 pm
Deffo something up with the servers Simmo slow laggy play don't think you are on the same servers kiwi so you might not see it but have no interest in it at all if thats they way its playing.

Looked at the Kane SBC again as Kiwi had highlighted Special cards would do, done with only having to buy 5 players all 1k or under

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All IF's where untradeable anyway and rotting in my club
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: Kiwi on March 12, 2017, 07:46:13 pm
Good job BB - that's a good "cheapie" not having to snipe an IF!

Yeah - servers this side ain't bad at all, in comparison to what I've heard here & on the dark side. Well, must add that the kid has had 2 disconnects this weekend, and overall he has struggled  (worst "first 25 games" in the past 13/14 weeks). Did mean he had 4 losses in a row - worst he's ever had. Some BS thrown in there too - even had me arms in the air and scratching my head.

My side ... after the change-up to "normal teams", it went well, surprisingly. At one point was 15-10 ... and then it all went pear-shaped. Lost 4 in a row, got a win, lost some more ... rinse, repeat. Playing the last game now for fun ... 19-20.
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: TWS001 on March 12, 2017, 08:45:47 pm
I'm actually glad that I'm sitting this out at the moment! Horror stories all round. One guy I know should have been 6-1, but got an unable to process request message after three wins so was given losses and just gave up with a 3-4 record instead. Whole thing has been a total shambles on PS by all accounts.
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: TheBaldyBuddha on March 12, 2017, 11:28:46 pm
Seen some lad on the Xbox CChad the AI playing 2 games in a row for him both DC on him after HT what a load of BS the Weekend should be scratched and games required for Monthly reduced accordingly. 
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: TWS001 on March 12, 2017, 11:45:36 pm
I didn't make it after not playing the past week so haven't experienced how bad it is myself, but how are people still getting 40 wins? Also apparently there's another quit glitch that seems to have spawned apparently. The whole thing is farcical and this months is a qualifier for regionals? Lol!
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: UltimateSimmov2 on March 13, 2017, 01:37:53 am
I will be needing to qualify again next week after losing a couple more games with shocking connections this morning. Most I can finish up on is 17 if I win the last 5.

Think I will offload Neymar. Deffo not worth the extra 800k over the TOTGS version. Might see if I can slot a legend in somewhere. Like the look of Rui Costa to maybe replace IF Kovacic
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: Kiwi on March 13, 2017, 07:03:01 am
Seen some lad on the Xbox CChad the AI playing 2 games in a row for him both DC on him after HT what a load of BS the Weekend should be scratched and games required for Monthly reduced accordingly. 

Well, one of my games - similar situation - at HT the message showed up that he'd disconnected. I was actually down 0-2 at that stage so took it and moved on, never thought about it further.

I can understand the need for an extension, but if there are other glitches in place or whatever, it cannot replace the disconnected matches. They're simply saying "here's more time to not get games finished".

But hey ... I'm should not actually complain as WL games are heaps better this side than P2P in Seasons.
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: Cart79 on March 13, 2017, 08:12:54 am
Just finished all my games, form has been up and down as usual lots of hard luck stories and a couple of heroic triumphs, was a grind though.  Needed just 2 wins from last 7 games which I only got the second on the very last game.  Went a goal behind too then opponent got a man sent off for two yellows, managed to win it 3-1 with 2 late goals.  Bit of a relief as didn't think I was going to make it.  Surely next time will be better. 
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: UltimateSimmov2 on March 13, 2017, 08:47:06 am
Well done Eric

Finished on 16 wins, which after the start and middle was not bad. Didn't think i'd get double figures tbh

So the first 21 games I was 4-17  :o the last 19 was 12-7 & in those 7 I lost 4 pen shootouts

Feel like I've been mugged  :p
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: Kiwi on March 13, 2017, 09:25:58 am
Good job Eric.

Damn Simmo ... that is unlucky! Must say that across both a/c's had a bunch of penalty shootouts. Lost 2 on the main one :o
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: TWS001 on March 13, 2017, 09:45:48 am
I suppose on Tuesday evening I'll be in the qualifiers, whether it be on normal internet or 4G. Have played on both today in singles and Division 3. Was decent and smooth on both this afternoon in singles and the two divisions games I played but the four divisions games this evening, totally different. Was absolutely horredous at times. Players switching, button delay, lag. Started on the phone but switched to internet after two games but exactly the same. The whole this is a total mess right now.

I have another engineer coming tomorrow but after a complete mess of the line dropping after visit number two on Thursday, it has suddenly seemingly fixed itself somehow. After a week and a half of constant up and downs in the connection, since Friday it has gone back to normal. Another engineer is due tomorrow, so will probably be broken again tomorrow night! May have to not let them touch it.
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: Cart79 on March 13, 2017, 09:20:42 pm
Good luck with that tws ridiculous to be having so much trouble with it.

Do you guys use a b or fitness side in seasons or is it first XI every time? I'd normally rotate my Spanish reserves in when needed as it's actually a decent side, got If Torres and Ben yedder up front, if kovacic, if Montoya and some other half decent players.  Main issue would be backup cbs are Matthieu and Laporte so a bit on slow side.  Also the forwards while decent aren't as clinical as griezmann and Aduriz. 

So when the pressure has been on results wise I've now started sometimes, using a squad fitness to get more games out the first team. 

Just curious what others do?  I think I'll continue to rotate as first option, can't be bothered buying fitness cards too often although usually have them through rewards anyway.   Is your main team by far the most expensive?

At the moment I've got my main la liga side which is strong although could use a Ramos at the back.  Nearly got 700k now for my new side or 'b' side.  Feel like I'm disadvantaged in WL when I play some stacked teams and I've got that coin sitting unused, my own fault I know. 

Anyway so I'm debating how to spend it.  Messi was plan A but ive leant towards thinking better to spread coins over a team than perhaps break the rating ceiling on my first team.  When you search on market a lot of messis are 5-10 games played with current owner and less goals.  It all suggests he might be good just not good enough for the money.   So plan B now A  :D is spread coins over a new team, so plans have been made to go full serie A side which would mean two equally strong teams on paper.  Could help for weekend league.

Question is - what would you do?

Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: Kiwi on March 14, 2017, 07:42:09 am
Yeah Eric ... IMO, with huge rewards available in WL, this is arguably the #1 problem I sit with (not the kid on the main a/c).

General thoughts/comments/notes/questions going through my head this past weekend - they're a bit random:
• Overriding question is ... do you invest in that 1M team, or split between 2 x 500k teams?
• What is the goal each weekend? Gold 3 is the (obvious) absolute minimum.
• Pack luck being being pretty low at the moment, you're getting possibly 50k out of that Gold 3 finish.
• If you had to buy squad fitness cards - 39 of them - you'd probably spend that 50k on them (lowest BIN's were 1300/1400 this weekend). For me, this is daft, but for the kid who's getting 200k+ every week, it's acceptable.
• If you're close to the loss, then you can dashboard - thus not needing to refresh fitness. But, that's annoying to restart FIFA every 2nd/3rd/4th game. Don't really want to be doing this so this is a tick in the "2 team" column.
• Will the 1M team + squad fitness cards get you more than 18 wins? If yes, by how much more? Again, does it justify the use of squad fitness cards?

Then ... for me, the overriding aspect of FUT has always been the fact that I like to use many cards. So, watching the kid use 5/6 or even more cards, for the majority of these weekend leagues, becomes stale.

I'm really torn between the 2 options.

Personally, the "2 team" one has a few more positives - use them for possibly 2 weekend leagues - then swap out the "lesser performing" team. Or, only use a max 2-league hybrid which means you can bring in a different player or 2 if they're not performing. Thus, no need to change up the entire team.
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: UltimateSimmov2 on March 14, 2017, 08:18:25 am
Neymar has gone. Replaced by regular Messi. So far so good.

Plenty of coins in the bank to pay with. Might add ADP but don't know where to play him. Will see
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: Kiwi on March 14, 2017, 08:44:31 am
I only used ADP a few games - kid didn't use him at all. For me, he was brilliant - hat trick in 1 game so I do like that card.

Due to the day extension, the kid played about 13 games (still 2 to go). I did change the team up prior to that session though - sold off Weah (was ridiculously funny how many opportunities this guy missed!). Bought back ADP so the kid's front line is Ronaldo - ADP - Best with the change in-game moving Best to CAM and using (or abusing) ADP's 5* WF.

That looks very, very good. Kid did lose 2 of the games - one was a bit strange against an idiot player, the other he was mauled by ... the game. 3 nutty BS goals. Anyway ... 11 wins is still good.
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: Cart79 on March 14, 2017, 10:41:28 am
Thought I'd just reply rather than quote you kiwi  :D

I've always been a two team person so never having to buy fitness cards.  With the weekend rewards now I always have a lot of these and just sell off the squad ones.  It's only in recent weekends where I've hit bad form and suddenly started questioning whether I should be disadvantaging myself further by using my b team, albeit still a decent side.  Funny as we know how FIFA works and sometimes your b team performs like a team and vice versa.  Despite that I have used the squad fitness a few times in the last campaign.  I definitely wouldn't use them every match I rotate every 3rd game maybe for 1 or 2 matches.  Anyway can't be handing out easy wins to anyone so I'll need to keep a few back for this weekend although may not be an issue if I spend my saved coins on a new team. 

Definitely better to have two teams strong enough to use for variety I suppose the question is how strong should it be and how would you weight it almost if coins were relatively limited. 

Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: Kiwi on March 14, 2017, 02:00:54 pm
Hmmm ... yeah - that is interesting - the weighting between the 2.

Initially I mocked up a 750k team knowing I had 400k for the other one. Definitely wouldn't want 1 player to absorb 80/90% of the value of a team - my brain would force to to focus on him in-game & he'd become the scapegoat if it failed. So, max player was 240k-ish for 90 Cavani.

I guess the interesting part is ... "strong" vs "OP" vs "quality". Martial is 11-12k - cheap but OP, but may miss some in front of goal. Griezmann is 120k, still OP and commands the left ST position. Do I play them two together, or use Griezmann - 90 Cavani (who is sublime BTW)? That's an extra 200k+ if I use Martial, to use on another strike force ... or a legend CAM.

Too many choices!
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: UltimateSimmov2 on March 14, 2017, 06:38:06 pm
Eric, for me I always stick with the one team for champs.

The more I play, I hope, the more I learn about the system, players and tactics. Sadly it doesn't always work out  ;D

Personally I prefer having a main team then a fitness team for during the week, but have never really settled on a 2nd team that I enjoy as much as the main.

Well, since WL I am now on a 14-1 run (divisions and single games). About to get promoted back to Div 2. Where was that on Saturday??

The team I have for the qualifiers is purring along. Messi, SBC Suarez & Ronaldo are scoring for fun.
Must admit in the short spell I had toty messi, I wasn't impressed and always found his stamina lacking, but the nif has more than cemented his place. Dribbling is exceptional. SBC Suarez is as good as his TOTY, no question. His movement, stamina and finishing is second to none. Ronaldo is Ronaldo  ;)

Please EA gods, let this last.

Btw, I think theres a lot to say on the 4 day WL. Much better (if I had any games left). Would be a nice permanent switch to help with sever overload. Also go up to 50 games
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: Cart79 on March 14, 2017, 08:46:50 pm
Definitely gents, like you mention Kiwi it would be cheaper to have an OP team as a backup for use in WL.   I will just continue to improve my teams which leads to the second team getting stronger too most of the time.   I guess I just need to decide whether my b side remains a la liga b side or if it ends up being a parallel A team that is on equal footing with my main side.   Decisions decisions.

Good to hear the form has picked up Simmo.  Nice run.  I was trying to complete the GOW4 campaign last night in my post WL fifa break.  Missed fifa tho so went back and played one game, which I won from behind.   That was all I really had time for.  Felt quite relaxed about it given it was just seasons.  Im in div 3 and have no major desire to get promoted again as usually I just get hammered straight back down.

Hmm Simmo keep talking like that and I might have to rethink my plans and go back to getting Messi!   its probably what I should be doing anyway!  saw him at 650k last night, if he stays near that price or lower as opposed to 700k I might just go for it.   Will see how SIF Perisic price looks today too if its going to come down to 350k or lower.   Ah man so many choices, cant decide what to do.
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: TWS001 on March 14, 2017, 09:00:22 pm
I played one game last night. Won 2-1 and got me to the 12 point mark in Division 3 with a shot at Division 2 if I can win two of the three remaining games.
It was a decent match, but there were patch of lag that just made it farcical for brief moments. The goal I conceded to go back to 1-1, it just would not switch players to the one defender I needed. Right stick, left button, would not do it. Three or four seconds of trying. Then I went down to 10 men in the second half when it happened again. This time though I had the opportunity to take him out instead of simply intercepting which should have happened.
About 70 minutes in I got the winner. Absolutely comical stuff, his keeper and defender tackling each other, then two defenders colliding. I shot, his keeper saved straight back to IF Antonia 15 yards out. Two more defenders crashed into each other and that made it impossible to miss.
Gave up and did Marquee Matchups instead.
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: UltimateSimmov2 on March 15, 2017, 06:22:00 am
Wow, back to the extreme slomo servers for the qualifiers tonight. Played one game and won 1-0, but wasn't pleasant.

Amazing just how different it was from just this morning. The only thing EA is consistent in, is being inconsistent
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: Kiwi on March 15, 2017, 06:34:18 am
Interesting one ... when reading on the dark side, one thing that does stand out with the Messi, Demebele, Mertens type players. They're awesome at dribbling and together with pace should beat defenders - well, more easily beat those that don't expect the AI to defend for them.

Someone made the comment that when the game play is smooth, it aids these players. However, if the connection is an issue, they're simply not as effective. Bigger, stronger players then become "better".

Pretty sad to even have people commenting like this - the connection impacts on who the better players are. SMH
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: TWS001 on March 15, 2017, 06:49:03 am
I really don't know what has happen in the past couple of weeks, but something is seriously broken within the game. It's gone from a minority with their own year long running thread to suddenly the majority. Seasons is just a joke. Almost impossible to have a lag/button delay free game. Going to play the daily knockout very soon. What sort of crap lag and delay will I get i wonder?
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: UltimateSimmov2 on March 15, 2017, 10:03:34 am
Balls, just got beat in the final 5-3. No complaints. Good game too.

Lots of teams with the big guns out tonight. 9 shots left

Continuing from earlier form has been tough, and am now 20-4 since weekend league, but if offered, I would have taken it beforehand. Back to Q school now
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: TWS001 on March 15, 2017, 10:40:22 am
Took one of my two normal weekend league teams with a couple of alterations. Unfortunately my team with IF Balotelli didn't fit the requirements so made a new team with SBC Higuain as striker and ended up with an old favourite behind in Francesco Totti. First match, Higuain scored with his first touch! Reached the quarter final a couple of times but was unlucky to lose.
Next run last about ten seconds. The dodgy servers deciding to chuck me off before the game even started.

Was playing some decent stuff and everthing clicked big time after that dc. Breezed through four games, eventually winning the final 5-1. Higuain hit a first half hattrick and further from Salah and Kante finished it. The goal I conceded was annoying though from a corner, my MotM Elmohamady just stood still on the line and let the ball hit him in the face to deflect a ball going wide into the net. Of course 45th minute!

So after two nice, calm weekends, looks like i'll be running the gauntlet in the weekend league again!
Tempted to strengthen this SBC Higuain team a bit and see how he does. Certainly seemed like he has excellent positioning and finishing. Also him being H/M instead of the M/M he has been in the past helped.
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: UltimateSimmov2 on March 16, 2017, 09:19:41 am
Lost another 2 finals. One in the new qualifiers

Was using some strange players, one being big Andy Carroll. What a beast
Now switched to a MLS team spearheaded by SBC Giovinco, 84 David Villa and a nice untradeable IF Josef Martinez, pulled earlier in a 2 player gold upgrade pack. In the semi at the first try, but might pick it up in the morning.

Ran out of time in the previous qualifier. Forgot it was only a day with 12 attempts. Only managed 3 goes.

Form hasn't quite been as good today as the last couple of days, but still a positive record. About 8-5
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: Cart79 on March 16, 2017, 08:32:20 pm
Nice one Simmo, you may recall I had a brief glory period with Carroll before and was singing his praises.   Actually just sold him last week, probably the only Carroll who had a Hunter chem style applied  :D ended up having to accept a bin of 3.9k on him, less than the price of a Hunter card on its own lol.

Well I still haven't parted with my coins.  The serie A team I was thinking about sort of been shelved, was hoping for Perisic around 350 but looking at other options as don't feel like paying 380 plus.  Im now thinking to add IF Martinez (shadow) and the new IF Villa (hunter) to my la liga b side and make it Spanish.   When you look at Villa's stats with a hunter style on futbin, he looks exceptional.   Martinez not so much on the pace side but his defensive stats must count for something.

Also noticed Bale has now dropped to less than 300k.   Which has made me think when looking at Messi, you could buy Bale and Suarez for less than the cost of Messi.   Seems a great idea yet still id be more drawn to Messi, probably as ive tried Bale before and the SBC Suarez kinda killed my desire to get the NIF. 
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: TWS001 on March 16, 2017, 08:46:02 pm
Some new signings for the weekend for me. TOTGS Gundogan and SIF Gomez for the new SBC Higuain team, Martial and SIF Thauvin for the other French influenced team. Also have POTM Alli slotting into that one.
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: TheBaldyBuddha on March 17, 2017, 12:25:44 am
New Update it seems

Seems like a new patch could be coming out soon.

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Nice on restricting qualified people from constant entering the tourney.
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: Cart79 on March 17, 2017, 06:31:59 am
Couple decent pulls from WL reward and MM's.  Seemed to get half the psg team but not the best players, did get cavani though.  Got green Westwood and sold for 23k bin.  Also got varane and then just usual suspects i.e. Glik and carvvalho  ::).still pretty pleased with that, just a shame the first time I get the blue swirl when opening a pack and it's a 76 rated Irish keeper  ::) lol
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: TWS001 on March 17, 2017, 07:05:31 am
Once again my internet has died. Been good for 6 days but then out of the blue this afternoon it started going down and coming back thirty seconds later. Probably done this about twenty times since! Never mind though. The mobile is loaded with data and into division 3 I went to attempt to get the two wins need for promotion. This was achieved with 3-1, 1-4 and a 2-0 rage quit in the final available game. Connection was not great (but it never is in fut seasons), so with SIF Thauvin getting 2 goals in two games, and then SBC Lacazette scoring the most ridiculous free kick possible that brought on the rage quit, I'm as ready as possible for a weekend league that'll be played on 4G signal!!!!! Could be horrible I think but we shall see.......
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: TheBaldyBuddha on March 17, 2017, 09:14:18 am
Who's you're ISP TWS
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: Kiwi on March 17, 2017, 09:48:11 am
Nice one Eric. And yeah - the blue swirl becomes a green card ... didn't like that. On the main acc had that happen.

Pack luck on the 2nd account is still pretty darn good ... another walkout. This time it was Alexis Sanchez - kinda forgot that he had an upgrade to a ST! Take that 115k as well as Filipe Luis for another 10k. Oh ... this was another Mega Pack - same one we got Messi in!

Will certainly help boost the team for the WL.
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: Kiwi on March 17, 2017, 09:52:50 am
New Update it seems
....
Nice on restricting qualified people from constant entering the tourney.

Yeah - some GREAT changes there. No attribute cards and PK trainer cleared for all!

This is interesting - "new squad restriction option to FUT Champions" ... will we see some future WL's/tournaments with "minimum X Special players".

Agree that multiple wins in a tournament should be restricted. Certainly hope they don't make it "1" as I've not played Seasons in weeks as the connection is simply horrendous comparing to dedicated servers. No matter how many bars they show ... it'll still be crap.
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: TWS001 on March 17, 2017, 10:29:01 am
I'm with Sky BB, but they just blame BT who own the lines and have to fix them as soon as it's a problem outside your house.

A winning start to life in Division 2. A nice lag free game off the mobile and this my second in a 3-1 win. Not a bad hit! Hopefully can get into a position where I can leave it one game off promotion and have an easy quailification to a weekend league if I need it. A lot could go wrong getting the five wins needed from the remaining mine games though!

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=exx8Nl7zNWY
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: UltimateSimmov2 on March 17, 2017, 05:42:05 pm
No WL for me. Should have qualified but maybe too much tinkering with the 4 star teams
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: Kiwi on March 17, 2017, 10:31:18 pm
Changed the team up and whilst still not perfect, managed to scrape through some wins tonight - 5 from 7 games :o.

Did try IF Depay next to 90 Cavani ... but he's not so good. straight back to the transfer list after the 7 games. I'm sure 7/8-chem Griezmann will do better tomorrow.
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: Cart79 on March 17, 2017, 10:50:23 pm
That's a good start Kiwi. 

I bravely started with my b team.  Just signed the new villa if and paired up front with if torres.  Of course I applied hunter chem to villa before his debut.  Team felt good from start, 1-0 up after 5 mins thru if kovacic.  Got pulled back to 1-1 but once kovacic got a second the floodgates opened and 5-1 win with 2 goals from villa and 1 from Torres.  Kinda liking this retro Spain pairing  :D

Was going to add if Martinez, will give him a try anyway I think got his shadow chem waiting too lol. 
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: Cart79 on March 18, 2017, 12:05:47 am
Played 2nd match there and used cb pairing of if Martinez and Matthieu (still the b team) slightly concerned how their pace would hold up and team I was playing had motm son and otw mane and martial in a front 3 so figured this had potential to be tough. 

Won it 3-1 kovacic, Isco an Torres, David villa got all 3 assists this time.  Although there was one or 2 occasions defence was exposed on the whole they done really well.  As I hoped Martinezs defensive stats were shining through sharp in the tackle and very strong. 

Next up is the a team probably lose with them  :D
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: UltimateSimmov2 on March 18, 2017, 07:38:42 am
No WL for me. Should have qualified but maybe too much tinkering with the 4 star teams
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: Kiwi on March 18, 2017, 10:31:24 am
Good start there yourself Eric! Good one.

Simmo - must admit I did not have much fun in the qualifiers with the 4-star teams. Seemed like no matter what, there was something wrong with the team. Started with Serie A ... hopeless.

The low rated Bundes seemed better - used the red 85 Calhanoglu (started at LM but moved to CAM) and it was better. Did not like those restrictions - must say. I do hope the patch and new options, allows for some more creativity that a "79-max rated with golds on the bench" squad.
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: TWS001 on March 18, 2017, 07:45:21 pm
For some reason, my internet decided to be stable again and on top of that was running at the quickest speed it's ever been at! So decided to risk it.....

Won my first game, but lost the next two, but won the one after to get back to 2-2. Next three were losses, but then the game after was level with not long left but conceded when my supposedly charging controller cut off. Turned out the wire was broken and wasn't charging at all! The other wire for some reason doesnt charge controllers, only phones, so had to switch to my little girls new controller and it just felt strange!
Game after that was 2-0 up in the 86th minute and absolutely cruising, and the spinning circle of death appears. Got a lovely dc loss but my internet didn't go down, so probably EA but with my dodgy internet, decided to switch to 4G internet with me at 2-6!
Played two more game on that and got two wins, the second a 0-0 penalty shoot out win.

So after ten games I'm 4-6, but should have been 5-5 or 6-4 with the DC and controller episode.
The games are so boring though. Nine of the ten games were against the same formation, 4321, and all ten of them had Kante! It was like I was playing the same opponent ten times in a row. Autotackling with Kante all game, miracle blocks in the box by their mass camped defences. Referees that call no fouls ever, even when Kante barges straight through the back of a player. The games just seem so much worse than the daily knockouts and even seasons!
Several times last night i thought why am I even playing this mode? Problem is though that the game is so heavily weighted towards doing well in the weekend league and with TOTS coming, need those coins!
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: Kiwi on March 18, 2017, 10:10:05 pm
Yeah TWS ... totally agree with the sentiment. Last night was good with 5-2. then before I blinked a few times today ... it's 5-5. We were out for a bit then, & decided to play some more when we got back. A few more wins (6 to be exact) and a few more losses - 5 of them. Well, all but 1 game I simply dashboarded. Need 7 from 19 for Gold 3.



The kid ... he's having a tough weekend. He's SO over it, that he's only played 9 games - record stands at 4-5! He even changed it to 4231-2 to "have some fun". It just ain't that any more. For reference, his first game - 4-0 rage quit in 24 min, then he was 2-0 up in 30 in the next game ... AND THEN it set in. I've not seen that much BS in an hour of play - he conceded 5 :o :o.

Next game - 3-0 RQ in 60 min but he wasn't really trying as he was just so bored with the whole style of play of his opponent. But, a loss followed and that's when he called quits last night. Today ... LWWLL - the last - shots - he had 15/22 to his opponents 2/2 ... in 120 min. He lost on penalties. Stood up and walked away - that was that & didn't play further today.

Good news though ... as mentioned he was hesitant to go to Singapore (quality of flights, etc.). It's been 3 weeks since we got the mail that he had qualified & with no news, he was kinda thinking he's not going to bother. Mail came today - due to some "issues", they're now hosting the ROW Season 2 Regional finals in Vancouver on 21/4 with the Americas Regionals being the following day. We have some best mates living in North Van - last seen them 12 ½ years ago. Looks like the missus will be going with him & spend some extra days there. Kid's a little more excited now :D
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: TheBaldyBuddha on March 19, 2017, 12:35:26 am
Have kinda lost all interest in Fifa since the end of last month, put so much time and effort into the WL for (unless you reach elite or above) a **** return !! Monthly rewards put the nail in it.

Qualified last weekend played 5 lost 5 wasn't bothered  and with Paddy's weekend this week wasn't too bothered either, thing is since the server **** up last week/weekend my connection in Fifa is horrid slow sluggish unresponsive tripe most noticeably in clubs which has become unplayable for me so much so i left the club last night.

outside of SBC have no real interest playing Ghost recon at the mo so that's taking my time up, done the Pro league up to the high cost 3 last night and finished the Serie A one just for the packs really will have a 91 for use in a SBC in the future  ;D

Packed De Gea from the Juve one so was worth doing.

Will try again next week with the 4.5 star min silver requirement again time to dust this off again

(https://gyazo.com/b905c3e4190ef197113f6265ea5bf995.png)
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: TWS001 on March 19, 2017, 02:29:11 am
I'm tempted to just get one more win to just get to bronze 1 later. Playing fut champs on a weekend just gets worse and worse and the servers likewise.
Will probably take one more comedy own goal or late disconnect when i'm winning and that'll be me done. Two own goals already in the first ten games, one where my player on the line stood still for about three seconds before attempting to do anything, and basically just let it in. The second where someone crossed and my AI player ran in front of my player who was about to receive the ball and smashed it past my keeper from 18 yards all on his own.
How this game can be used in e sports is beyond me. Too much out of your control nonsense in the weekend league mode that is nowhere as bad when you play in the week.
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: TWS001 on March 19, 2017, 09:26:19 pm
So, loaded up last night not really sure what was going to happen and how long I'd be playing, based on how awful the servers have been. I didn't expect what happened. Servers seemed great, gameplay was smoothest it's been in weeks and 2-6 at one stage yesterday became 8-6! A 90th minute loss followed by two more wins and that soon became 10-7. A couple of close defeats followed but a win in my last game of the night and i finished 11-9.

Gameplay was great, BS was minimal, and it was actually enjoyable! Completely opposite to the night before.
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: Cart79 on March 19, 2017, 11:22:11 pm
My season has gone down the pan.  After winning first two I managed to lose the next 8 or even 10!!! Unbelievable.  Then I must have won almost the same in a row back  ::) but just when I thought I'd salvaged something I lost the next 4 and now need to win 8/14 for gold 3.   So basically I'm going to play as if I won't qualify and just hope for best. 

Finally spent some coins and made a serie A side with SIF perisic and whatever immobile up front with SIF belotti.  Will get 89 icardi when his price settles too.  Will give them a run out this afternoon.
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: UltimateSimmov2 on March 20, 2017, 01:31:58 am
From what I've watched on twitch, heard on darkside & twitter and with what BS I have experienced in seasons this weekend, I'm glad I'm not in the WL as I fear id have had a similar or worse experience than last week.

Lag is shocking throughout the game, menu's n all.

Went back to the team which was dominating before the qualifiers and, probably for the reason above, played terribly. Relegated from Div 2 to nearly Div 5  :o Thought id give SIF Coleman, IF Hector and Lothar Matteus (sp?) a run out. 1.45m coins worth and genuinely no better than what I had. Sold them off and scrambled to hold Div 4. Steadied myself and got back to Div 3 despite the lag (speed up & slow down).

The new patch is all well and good but they never tackle the one thing which would take 99% of peoples gripes and potentially increase their revenues through more points sales if the game is at least stable. Tbh couldn't give a flying fook if the arrow is on pens or not. Wonder how many hours have gone into that? And all they've done is copped out and removed it
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: TWS001 on March 20, 2017, 02:11:37 am
The game today is the complete opposite of yesterday. It's almost unplayable. Passes just randomly going off in odd directions, players taking ages to control simple passes at their feet, takes ages to get them to pass or shoot, just a mess. Add to this that every opposition midfield has someone hunting you down with 99 pace, 99 tackling and 99 interceptions (Kante) and every defence has someone that has 99 pace, 99 tackling, 99 interception and telescopic legs (Smalling), and everyone of their tackles or inteceptions is killed stone dead and controlled perfectly, then with any sort of lag and delay, it's basically impossible to play the game properly, unless random pinball is your thing.
Also add into the mix that my keeper refused to save any shot on target, it was a waste of time.

Will try again later, but if it's like this again, I couldn't care less if I make it to Gold 3 or not.
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: TheBaldyBuddha on March 20, 2017, 02:50:25 am

The new patch is all well and good but they never tackle the one thing which would take 99% of peoples gripes and potentially increase their revenues through more points sales if the game is at least stable. Tbh couldn't give a flying fook if the arrow is on pens or not. Wonder how many hours have gone into that? And all they've done is copped out and removed it

TBH Simmo i don't think that arrow should have ever showed in the first place, on the lag gonna see if i can find a video i recorded to see is it what everyone else is getting

Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: TWS001 on March 20, 2017, 08:39:35 am
After a very dodgy afternoon with the servers playing up big time, went on this evening and it was great. Smooth gameplay and decentish matches. Got to Gold 3 with 5 games left. Did play one absolute idiot though. Would hit in those powerful, quite flat near post corners but immediately pause it after the corner taker touched the ball. He did this on all his first three corners. Luckily i managed to survive with one hitting the crossbar. Was very happy to make it 1-0 in the 87th minute! Got the ball and passed it around my defence for the rest of the game, obviously making use of my three pauses!

So ended 18-17 with one disconnect when about to win. Started 2-6, my customary bad start, so i'll take that. Also went from 11-9, to 12-15 so could have been worse.
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: TheBaldyBuddha on March 20, 2017, 09:02:15 am
Well done TWS couldn't continue myself if i had that lag BS
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: TWS001 on March 20, 2017, 09:22:00 am
Well done TWS couldn't continue myself if i had that lag BS

Thanks!

Friday night it wasn't great, not terrible, but not ideal. Saturday and Sunday evening was fine, Sunday afternoon absolutely laughable. I don't get how it can vary so much in such a small space of time.

Team wise, looking at selling TOTGS Gundogan. He was good, but not anywhere near 260k good. Was playing him as my attacking CDM in my usual 4231(2) set up. He's still the same price but with the FUT birthday thing coming up, his price could drop I think. The other expensive player I bought, SIF Gomez (125k), I'll probably hang on to. Gives that strong link to SBC Higuain, who I want to try some more.
I packed MotM Dendonker from the MM packs, so am quite tempted to mess around with some sort of Belgian Pro League influenced team during the week.
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: Kiwi on March 20, 2017, 09:32:35 am
Good Job mate ... Rinse, repeat next week ... LOL

Realised I had not posted since last time. Finished up yesterday evening with 3 games to spare. Must say though that the kid - trying to get his head in the right space - did play 3 games looking to get the 18th win. He lost all 3 ;D. I managed to get the win to look forward once again to all this next weekend!

Thought I would try to get 3 straight wins, but once again faced a regional Top 30-ish player - for the 2nd time in the weekend. I was just so pissed off that I slid at every opportunity ... including in the box. Took him, then dashboarded before he could take it thereby not giving him the win. Salty, I know.
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: TWS001 on March 20, 2017, 10:41:26 am
Really should have attempted Gold 2 whilst the servers were behaving. It's likely that i won't be playing many next weekend because looks like i'll be out on Saturday night, so will need all the wins i can get to reach silver for the month.

But yep, rinse and repeat and hopefully one weekend everything will be favourable and i can reach Gold 1. That's my aim.
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: TWS001 on March 20, 2017, 10:44:17 am
Also, the race for the golden boot in my club is hotting up! Ben Arfa making moves on both goals and assists charts with the likes of Balotelli, Giovinco and Gignac inactive at the moment.
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: Cart79 on March 20, 2017, 10:55:17 am
Well somehow I managed to turn things around a 7 game winning streak timely and made gold 3 with 4 games to spare.  Lost the next 2 though but on 19 wins with one left, I'll just play it although it's pretty meaningless.

Made a 41212 serie A side they've been alright but not found the right formula up front, immobile and belotti were quickly moved in, got the nif higuain and dybala for now but neither has done that much.  SIF perisic has been good but not sure he's 400k worth, they never are I suppose.  Not rushing to change anything just yet, want to try FIF icardi first.
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: Kiwi on March 20, 2017, 11:52:11 am
Well done Eric - good stuff!
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: Kiwi on March 20, 2017, 08:58:25 pm
First time ever that the kid did not finish his 40 - 8 short with a 24-8 record. Not bad considering he was 4-6. He ended up playing 12 games today before heading off to work, but it was really down to the fact that limited games on Saturday & Sunday - all because he's pretty meh about the whole game.

I'm not surprised as fatigue has finally set in & way too many try-hards out there.
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: TWS001 on March 20, 2017, 11:54:25 pm
The level of try hardness does seem to be increasing. Either that or so many people that struggle to make Gold 3 have given up and the people that used to finish low elite or high gold are facing stronger opponents overall and are getting more desperate!
There do seem to be less easier games than there were a couple of months back.

My easiest game of the weekend shouldn't have even happened! I wasn't paying attention at the screen that says what stadium you're going to play in. Ended up playing on the Stoke eye killer ground. Had to pause halfway through each half just to have a break from it. It makes my head hurt. That pitch should seriously come with a health warning! Luckily he was terrible and I won 4-0 but he waited until 87 minutes to rage quit! He to stop for 20 minutes after that match to get my brain back to normal. Luckily needed only one win which I got in the following match, as that stopped me wanting to play!
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: UltimateSimmov2 on March 21, 2017, 06:01:26 pm
Just can't seem to get a lag free game atm. Fear it will again cost me qualification this weekend

4 attempts left plus the 3.5 star one to come. Not tempting fate, given the lag situation, but I have never failed to win the 3.5 tourney. Fingers x'ed  :-\
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: Kiwi on March 21, 2017, 09:31:34 pm
Damn, that sucks Simmo!! I know that the # of games I played would be seriously limited if there was lag in WL and qualifiers.

Didn't play last night, but managed to get in 8 games tonight - 8 wins and 2 titles in the unrestricted qualifier. First final I did message the guy - no response - so won it. 2nd - he just quit when he gave a PK away (was 2-1 up). Didn't even get a chance to message him. Oh well ...
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: Cart79 on March 21, 2017, 09:33:47 pm
For me the last weekend league there was pretty traumatic form wise.  Must have went W2 L9 W8 L4 W8 L3 W1.  Basically completely topsy turvy probably ELO related patches of form.   But hey I survived it and hopefully this coming weekend will be a bit more stable in terms of result consistency.

So last night, made some adjustments to this new serie A team and tried couple games in seasons then dipped into the qualification tourney, just to see how difficult it might be to requalify should I not make my 18 wins one week.

Struggling up front, originally had SIF Immobile and Belotti.   Didn't like either of them so swapped to Higuain and Dybala NIF's (88 and 86 versions).   Higuain was pretty good, Dybala anonymous strangely so onto plan C.   Plan C was SIF Gomez up front with FIF Icardi.  Guess what....  first impressions are Gomez is good and worth keeping, pacey and makes intelligent runs, but Icardi who I had big expectations for has been pretty lacklustre so far.  He did get me 2 goals in a 5-4 game I won in et coming back from 4-2 down near end of the game but they were standard goals pretty much and he just doesn't feel like he has that spark, a threat to opposition when he has ball.   So I may need to reconsider that one.  I could change him to 92 Higuain potentially or just back to the NIF, so will see how that goes although may not get chance to play next few days.

Shout out for SIF Perisic though, he's been excellent, scoring a goal a game not too mention always amongst assists too.  His finishing is excellent.  I think he's one to keep despite the 400k cost.  would make cutbacks elsewhere (Icardi cough) to support that if necessary.

Re the tourney, got to a semi final in 2 attempts I think it was, might've been 3.   Played some very strong teams, beat one in QF that had an assortment of legends up front, Kluivert, Bergkamp and a strong supporting cast.  Beat them 5-2 in extra time which was satisfying as the legends were joined by Martial.

Lost the semi though to another stacked team, cant recall the lineup but it was a stellar team.   I kinda think I would've got there eventually (to win it) but theres a bit of luck involved and certainly no cakewalk.
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: TWS001 on March 22, 2017, 07:11:15 am
Having managed auto qualification, I decided to make a 433(2) with SIF Jorgensen leading the attack. Also got in TOTGS Kongolo and already in my club, TOTGS Gundogan, Untradable OTW Sane, the CB pairing of IF Jullien and IF Kerbrat and IF Carrasso in goal.
Won the first three games pretty easily, but lost a really boring final 1-0. The opponent wasn't interested in trying to play and got lucky with his one shot going in from a silly angle. Was a 0-0 game written all over it but wasn't really bothered.

TOTGS Gundogan was extremely good at RCM and stood out a mile. Did more in these four games than he did in one of my weekend league sides. Also used IF Jullien in my other weekend league side. He is basically the French version of Smalling. They even look alike in game. Very good for a discard IF and one to try in defence.

I alternated with a very similar team to my French weekend league team (minus Jullien) in my first season in Division 2. Has gone much better than anticipated and after four games I'm 3-0-1, needing nine points from the final six games to reach Division 1 for the first time since it was five divisions. The ideal scenario is that I reach the promotion mark of 18 points with a game to spare. Will then leave it until I need a last minute weekend league qualification. That's the plan but I've played enough seasons to know that EA will start to throw a massive spanner in the works very soon and probably involving the 90th minute!
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: UltimateSimmov2 on March 22, 2017, 11:27:49 am
After much heartache and in the final attempt ...... I'm over the line

(http://pt.fifauteam.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/A1206-2.jpg)

(http://assets.merriam-webster.com/ld/word_of_the_day/images/2775/large.jpg)
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: Kiwi on March 22, 2017, 09:44:57 pm
Good job Simmo. Back to the sweat this weekend ;D

Well, got the new patch. Won the 3.5☆ tournament and that was it - could not start it again. Ok. Um ... no more FIFA then tonight/tomorrow night.

Wish they'd changed it somehow ... don't want to go back to laggy Seasons!
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: TheBaldyBuddha on March 22, 2017, 10:45:47 pm
Might make the weekends less tryhard as there will be a lot of people that might be in for the first time, well was winning the final 3-1 last night around the 60th min hit a shot and his keeper palms it for a throw my player is walking over to pick up the ball and the game D/C's says I lost connection to EA servers and get the message leaving UT but it doesn't just brings me to the UT menu still connected to the servers and progress reset was well annoyed but the rafe set in when it did the exact same thing about 60 mins later in another final while you guessed it i was winning !!!!!!!

Logged onto EA chat said 20 min wait time but 2 hours later was sitting on the same screen not the first time this has happened was gonna request  a call back today but don't think i'm arsed about the weekend league this week either maybe will see how the 3.5 star goes later
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: TWS001 on March 22, 2017, 11:33:38 pm
I played a few games last night with my 3412 team that has SBC Eto'o and Aboubaker in attack, Futchamps Webo at CAM and Futchamps Latza at CM. Now that is a fun team! Won the first game 2-0 after dominating. The first goal was a crazy bullet shot that flew in off the far post from Leon Bailey and the second a half volley that smashed in from Latza. Played a game with the 433(2) I made yesterday, and then switched back to the 3412. Won 5-1, Aboubaker absolutely killing the opponent, but the second half! Had only my second ever game of speed up lag. Was absolutely insane! Spotted that my phone had started downloading updates so quickly switched it off and all was ok again!

So 3.5 stars again. While everyone brings out their Musa and Rashfords, ill be going with John Akinde! He helped me win it last time so a repeat would be good.
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: TWS001 on March 23, 2017, 07:44:42 am
The weekend league could be very very interesting this weekend! Just played in the 3* star cup, blinked, and missed what actually happened. Was the easiest cup I've ever won, took less than half an hour. Probably longer to make the two teams! Three first half rage quits and the worst collection of opponents I've ever faced.
With the mostly Danish side I made from random stuff in my club, I scored nine goals with SBC Jensen getting five. Both games finished before half time!
The final was about 25 minutes. Was 1-0 up through Barnet bronze, John Akinde, and battering him. He just quit. OK.

I'm now locked out of it, but if these type of guys can progress in this cup, then there could be some very interesting games in the weekend league.
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: TheBaldyBuddha on March 23, 2017, 08:05:12 am
The weekend league could be very very interesting this weekend! Just played in the 3* star cup, blinked, and missed what actually happened. Was the easiest cup I've ever won, took less than half an hour. Probably longer to make the two teams! Three first half rage quits and the worst collection of opponents I've ever faced.
With the mostly Danish side I made from random stuff in my club, I scored nine goals with SBC Jensen getting five. Both games finished before half time!
The final was about 25 minutes. Was 1-0 up through Barnet bronze, John Akinde, and battering him. He just quit. OK.

I'm now locked out of it, but if these type of guys can progress in this cup, then there could be some very interesting games in the weekend league.

Was thinking this myself TWS but will the extra workload on the servers lead to more lag ??
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: TWS001 on March 23, 2017, 11:30:41 am
The weekend league could be very very interesting this weekend! Just played in the 3* star cup, blinked, and missed what actually happened. Was the easiest cup I've ever won, took less than half an hour. Probably longer to make the two teams! Three first half rage quits and the worst collection of opponents I've ever faced.
With the mostly Danish side I made from random stuff in my club, I scored nine goals with SBC Jensen getting five. Both games finished before half time!
The final was about 25 minutes. Was 1-0 up through Barnet bronze, John Akinde, and battering him. He just quit. OK.

I'm now locked out of it, but if these type of guys can progress in this cup, then there could be some very interesting games in the weekend league.

Was thinking this myself TWS but will the extra workload on the servers lead to more lag ??

Most probably, yes! Especially if they do their usual and release, marquee matchups, MotM cards and a big SBC all at the same time to completely mess up any chance on a Friday evening.
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: Kiwi on March 23, 2017, 02:01:50 pm
Must say that for the past 3/4 "midweeks", I've used 3412 & thoroughly enjoyed it - definitely a "fun/go-to" formation. But then I've always been a 3 atb formation fan.

I do think some people don't know how to play against it. Some may think a 433 variation is automatically going to overpower it at the back. But, defending by running back with the CM, is the main thing for me.

In a way I like it so much, that I may try it out this WL. I'm so tired of fullbacks getting way too far forward. Also, I'd rather play & have fun, if I'm losing half the games anyway.
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: TWS001 on March 24, 2017, 08:56:18 am
Not the worst rewards ever. An inform in the first mega pack I opened, IF Rolan, and in the 50k pack, a walkout! David De Gea!
Also a load of squad fitnesses to boost the coins.

Then did Marquee matchups very easily and in the first pack I opened, MotM Mallo. Not too bad pack luck tonight compared with usual.
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: UltimateSimmov2 on March 24, 2017, 08:58:54 am
Decided to rock this in the weekend league

(https://s9.postimg.org/ggviy9ylb/23-03-2017_21-46-54.png)

Midfield will either be a disaster or a masterstroke. Just sick of giving too many teams too much respect.  Will try to go for the jugular early on. Kante & Pogs the able subs

Was tempted to leave IF Kovacic in and get TOTY Modric.  Might revert back to that if the above goes belly up

Here we go again  :P
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: TheBaldyBuddha on March 24, 2017, 09:07:16 am
Well logged in tonight to find i am qualified for this weekend  ???

Maybe recording a case and sitting in a chat with nothing happening was enough  ???
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: UltimateSimmov2 on March 24, 2017, 09:50:06 am
Decided to rock this in the weekend league

(https://s9.postimg.org/ggviy9ylb/23-03-2017_21-46-54.png)

Midfield will either be a disaster or a masterstroke.

Early signs say.... disaster. Bale being the most disappointing. Might give them a chance to get loyalty chem and see if 7 improves them

Nice one Buddha
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: TheBaldyBuddha on March 24, 2017, 10:25:11 am
Decided to rock this in the weekend league

(https://s9.postimg.org/ggviy9ylb/23-03-2017_21-46-54.png)

Midfield will either be a disaster or a masterstroke.

Early signs say.... disaster. Bale being the most disappointing. Might give them a chance to get loyalty chem and see if 7 improves them

Nice one Buddha

Hopefully a sign for tomorrow night  ;D
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: Kiwi on March 24, 2017, 12:39:22 pm
Well Simmo ... when I saw that my first reservation would have been the central guy - needs a CDM Casemiro type to stay back.

If you're changing it up, then maybe Vidal in the center will be better.
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: UltimateSimmov2 on March 24, 2017, 12:56:37 pm
Yeah kiwi. They are both out the door now.

Brought in modric and put back Kovacic. Much more solid
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: TWS001 on March 24, 2017, 05:53:02 pm
I'm still deciding on any changes to the teams I used last week. I have MotM Amartey, who is the most OP looking silver CB imaginable, but that would mean using IF Schmeichel who I have no confidence in, and putting De Gea in the other team, but that would mean dropping IF Jullien, who I would like to keep in, and Koscielny switching teams. Also would mean no place for Lloris in either team.
Will be on the phone app during my breaks later!
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: Kiwi on March 24, 2017, 10:06:49 pm
I've decided to try my best to have some fun with 3412 this weekend.

Started well albeit a goal down early from a corner (go figure!). Responded by scoring 5 - he was a bit hapless - before he got a 2nd whilst I was watching a series. 2nd & 3rd games - bit off - just that little bit where you know you ain't going to score those you normally put away with ease. Both weren't the best of players either and so pretty pi$$sed off I lost both.

Griezmann missing from 6 yds (center of goal) - literally head in hand moment / double face palm. Put the console off after that.

So ... only took 3 games to ruin my fun. Why was I expecting anything else from this flawed game that aides the putrid community with Musa up front. Why ?!?!

Off to bed I think before I really start a rant ...

Bye.
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: Cart79 on March 25, 2017, 12:51:02 am
Just back home after couple days away so got my rewards to open, for some reason I'm mildly optimistic although I'm sure the first pack will put an end to that lol.  Wonder if this weekend will be a rollercoaster like the last two, I hope not this time but it kinda goes with the territory.  Will report back later. 
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: TWS001 on March 25, 2017, 02:46:24 am
Rewards were actually decent for me for once. De Gea and an IF, lots of squad fitnesses, easily over 150k from Gold 3 and also the 30k which is pretty decent.
Also a MotM from MM's.
Talking of MM's, them coming yesterday probably means something is coming at 6pm. Problem with this is that the servers will probably be over run and weekend league will be a write off, impossible to play properly, tonight. This is the worry. Need to get some games done tonight, as I think time will be limited for me this weekend. Servers misbehave and I'll struggle.
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: UltimateSimmov2 on March 25, 2017, 05:06:15 am
Premier league and Saudi SBC at 6

Meh
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: Kiwi on March 25, 2017, 05:34:38 am
Premier league and Saudi SBC at 6

Meh

Aaaand agree.

A SIF Kane, albeit with 40k.

Unfortunately Al Soma - actually a great card, just doesn't have decent links for a hybrid. Real shame.

Problem is ... pack luck has been horrendous these past few weeks. Can only think that EA have done the rope-a-dope on us ... decent returns from the various packs across it all. Heck - I made money out of Smolov - 2 IF's (albeit discards) in one pack! The Suarez one was where it all turned. So, I'm not convinced the effort to go for the PL one, will be worth it.
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: Cart79 on March 25, 2017, 05:49:20 am
My rewards were pretty lame after my optimism too.  Best pull turned out to be Gamboa the celtic rb, sold for 4K bin as Costa Rica feature in mm. 

Got some games in, lost the first and had no major complaints.  Gone on to reach 4-2 so I'm pretty happy with that.  Switching between my serie a team and the la liga side, both pretty strong now so no qualms using either, I prefer the serie A side currently but just because it's got newer ifs in it.  Starting to get something out of icardi too so he'll be kept on a bit longer.  Plugged the void left from selling SIF Gomez up front with bacca for now, he's got himself a few goals already.  I'm anticipating the 87 will take his spot once the price comes down but that will no doubt be after the weekend league. 
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: Cart79 on March 25, 2017, 05:50:03 am
Nice rewards TWS that'll be me next week lol  ::)
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: Kiwi on March 25, 2017, 05:58:29 am
Checking on requirements for midweek ...

Interesting one first qualification tournament - max 1 (11 and subs) from all the big 5 leagues! Good one!

But then I'm scrolling across to see if there is anything else ... Weekend League 2 weeks out ... "Training Items on Players - Max 3 in your starting 11 and subs". I am speechless ...
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: TheBaldyBuddha on March 25, 2017, 06:03:51 am
Checking on requirements for midweek ...

Interesting one first qualification tournament - max 1 (11 and subs) from all the big 5 leagues! Good one!

But then I'm scrolling across to see if there is anything else ... Weekend League 2 weeks out ... "Training Items on Players - Max 3 in your starting 11 and subs". I am speechless ...

Lol

30 mins to the big one need to beat Wales
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: TheBaldyBuddha on March 25, 2017, 08:59:51 am
Neil Taylor is a scumbag

(https://gyazo.com/37219c926bfa6127d76fd41ad250aa15.png)
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: SherlockH on March 25, 2017, 09:36:08 am
Looked bad in real time but that is shocking
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: Kiwi on March 25, 2017, 10:18:07 am
WOW!
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: Kiwi on March 25, 2017, 11:02:45 am
Now quit 8 games.

Honestly, cannot understand it. I read on the dark side that others are complaining about the game play. I'm just stunned that I cannot string passes together, losing against ... idiots ...

I see a qualification tournament in my future ...
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: TWS001 on March 25, 2017, 11:20:32 am
Had my standard loss in the first match. The goal I conceded, the referee body checks my player that was going to intercept the ball out the way, and the weak pea roller shot goes straight through Lloris as he tries some weird slide to save a shot straight at him. The opponent then started passing around the back, shielding in the corner and being an idiot. After 20 minutes! Did manage a few chances, but of course his keeper was unbeatable.
Following game was a standard Martial, Musa, Mane type thing. After getting steamrolled and taken out once too often with the ref not even calling a foul, I lost it and sliced him in half and got a red. Was in danger of going on tilt massively, but it must have focused me and i scored before i could even bring on a sub and didn't even allow him a shot on goal the rest of the game.

From there started playing good stuff and beat two very good players, the final game being won by a Dele Alli screamer in the 117th minute to win 4-3 and end up on 4-1. Was too tired after that but a decent enough start. Unfortunately, I don't think I'll find enough time to get to 18 wins this weekend though. Should probably have attempted more games whilst the servers seemed ok, but playing these weekend league games tired is not a good idea!
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: Kiwi on March 25, 2017, 11:27:17 am
... and now the awesome record is 2-10. Could. Not. Be. Arsed.

Sitting on the loo, I was wondering why & I think I've got it.

Firstly, the last game - guy scores from a driven A across the goal - 20th-odd minute. He gets a corner - 37th min - passes short, and stands on the ball. Waits. And so the time-wasting starts ...

So, my thoughts are this ... Yes, we now have more people in the WL ... aka noobish twats. My revelation is that we are now subjected to ANOTHER LAYER of try-hards. Therefore, nothing new - just more of them.
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: Kiwi on March 25, 2017, 11:28:45 am
Good job mate - heaps better than me.

Ref - yeah, they've got to "ghost him". Stupid that he impacts the game.
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: Kiwi on March 25, 2017, 04:21:27 pm
HOLY CR@P!!! F*&Kin' idiotic ref gifts a goal to ANOTHER idiot.

Just wow.

Finally finished off the SBC Lacazette and went back to the game on 2nd a/c. Another quit after that bull$hit.

Can it really be the patch that's influenced such poor game play ?!?!
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: UltimateSimmov2 on March 25, 2017, 07:01:14 pm
Bad times gents.

Just started my campaign and am 1-1. First game was a stroll, 2nd game nothing goes my way. Passing shocking, shooting shocking & the ref might as well of had the oppositions kit on.
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: UltimateSimmov2 on March 25, 2017, 09:07:10 pm
Trend continues. 1-4

All defeats the same. Stuck in mud bollocks.  >:(
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: Kiwi on March 25, 2017, 09:07:52 pm
With the kid only aiming for Elite Monthly and nothing on the weekly side of things, it's meant the aim is 18 wins.

So, I started playing on that a/c - pretty much using the 2x 3412 teams that I used in the unrestricted qualification. Still not the best of games, but 2 victories (one needing to go into ET) before the kid took the controller for a game - resulted in another win.

Had to go back to the other a/c to check on the record - 3-10. :o. Don't care. 
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: Kiwi on March 25, 2017, 09:13:46 pm
Trend continues. 1-4

All defeats the same. Stuck in mud bollocks.  >:(


Damn mate! Sounds like my experience too. "eSports game" my ar$e. The ref (inconsistencies, interference in the game ... it's all daft. 
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: TWS001 on March 25, 2017, 10:39:04 pm
As you said before, the refs should be ghosted. How I managed to redeem things after the ref took out my covering player to make me lose my first game yesterday I don't really know. So many stupid things go on. The final game I played yesterday, I conceded a crazy goal in, naturally, the 90th minute, to make it go to extra time. My CB had the ball, I pressed pass and literally nothing happened. Of course Coutinho running at full speed tackles whilst controlling the ball perfectly to get clean through!
When I went 3-2 down to another goalkeeping mishap in the second half of extra time, followed by a dab, and the shot count something like 16-4 in my favour, I was just close to switching off.
Luckily though SBC Higuain found a bit of space and smashed it into the corner of the goal, and a half cleared ball found its way to PotM Dele Alli who smashed it first time and in off the angle of post and bar. The BS was there but with the servers actually not laggy or delayed for me last night, I was just about able to win still.
The difference in FUT champs is too often who has the better connection with the server. In theory, everyone should be of a standard of being able to attack and defend well, and know exactly what they're doing at both ends of the field. With such close margins, and the type of players and playstyles being used, any lag or delay is going to the difference so often. I know what I'm trying to say buy it's not coming out too great!
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: Cart79 on March 25, 2017, 10:50:49 pm
All I can say boys is keep at it, I've come off some terrible form and turned it around both last weekend and this one.  After I commented I was happy with my 4-2 start I lost the next 7 games wtf  ??? So I'll never be praising my form again during WL.  Thought last week was repeating itself but have pulled the form back to 10 wins from 20, so just hope to avoid any terrible patches of form now, easier said than done though. 

I think apart from ea bullshit I still find the frequent pausers to be one of most annoying things.   Had a guy who paused twice separately in first 13 mins, used all three by half time, its ridiculous everyone is a tinkerman these days.  I think they should patch it tbh.
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: UltimateSimmov2 on March 25, 2017, 11:15:39 pm
2-8  :D totally laughable game play

Think I've tried everything, even the kitchen sink. Going to go with the 87 Casemiro as Bergkamp, Effenberg, SBC Isco, Del Piero, Petit, Keane, Pogba, TOTY Modric and many others have made no difference. Might give Veron a go just for good measure  ::)
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: UltimateSimmov2 on March 26, 2017, 12:27:59 am
3-10 now. One more game this session.

Played up to now with a 190 rated team. Added 5 bronzes to the bench to take it down to 185. Lets see what happens
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: UltimateSimmov2 on March 26, 2017, 01:38:23 am
3-10 now. One more game this session.

Played up to now with a 190 rated team. Added 5 bronzes to the bench to take it down to 185. Lets see what happens

And the answer is.......... no effing different. slomo still in full effect. Wish id played yesterday. Saturdays are brutal
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: Kiwi on March 26, 2017, 07:22:51 am
@TWS ... I get what you're saying. Connection - even the slightest sliver of "being off", has a drastic impact on the game - whether positive or negative.

Let's be honest, 'generally' the opposition is of a similar calibre - they're noobish, abusive of specific flaws. Yes, you get the ones that can abuse better than others & then rarely you "play football" against someone. How can you get someone to rage quit in 25 minutes scoring 2/3 (or more) goals. But yet, next game you're struggling your arse off to finish 'sitters' that you scored at will in the preceding game!?!?

So yeah ... connection has to be the differentiator.

This is a the first goal I conceded in a game yesterday.
(http://i.imgur.com/We4t1Rx.gif)

Comments:
• His star dribbler is Sokratis (58 dribbling), but hey, that's 'doable' IRL ...
• My 90-rated, 100k keeper palms to his LB. Great miss - should probably have conceded there and simply moved on. Would've been pi$$ed off with DDG & accepted that as "in the game".
• Sidibe gets in to block well from the rebound, but then I lose the header to Keita (5'7" with 68 jumping - that's on his TIF!). Now I actually think I won this header - if so why can I not header away from the box!?!? Same thing with corners - it's stupid.
• I get switched to Ramos - get a half tackle/block in and ...
• ... then I get switched to Sidibe, who, in thinking I'm controlling Ramos who can simply take a step and stick a boot out, moves away from the ball allowing the tap-in.

The logic of changing me in that instant is daft. I'm not saying it's easy to code around this, but it's nigh impossible to defend when the game blatantly favours the attacker.

In this game the 2nd goal I conceded was when my pas hit the ref, he got possession, forced a corner, and scored. I quit.
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: Kiwi on March 26, 2017, 07:28:43 am
And this BS needs to go:
(http://i.imgur.com/ZsES8V9.gif)

Thankfully didn't concede, but seriously, corners is a disaster every iteration of this game - in one form or another. They should simply focus a whole year coding around corners alone!

Also, ban every freakin' YT'er that posts glitches, OP moves, flaws, etc.


Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: Kiwi on March 26, 2017, 07:44:36 am
@Simmo ... ouch mate!

If I was in a different position I'd be able to say something, but our records are now the same!

One thing for me, balance in the midfield is key - in my brain. When I played the few games on the main a/c - 3412 - I tried to make sure I had a midfield that could do pretty much everything. In this case I'm using IF Johnson - Gullit - Rooney - Mkhi & things like these 'help me' accept that it's a decent midfield:
• Avg balance > 80 - even Johnson has 79 and 6' tall.
• Big/small guy in the middle
• Passing - short mostly - is well over 80 avg.
• Reactions - avg for these 4 is over 86. Not sure if this is critical - but I like a higher value here

It's not perfect, but it's something I feel comfortable with.
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: Cart79 on March 26, 2017, 08:31:25 am
That was some crazy gameplay kiwi, definitely gremlins at play there.

Back on tonight for more games.  After losing first match from being a goal up the second game I needed a late equaliser to force extra time and pens.  Missed my first pen but went on to win, feel that may be pivotal as 2 defeats to start would've piled pressure on.

Next game I write off at the outset, super team, Ronaldo sbc Suarez and messi up front, hagi, petit and Kante in middle with bpl defence.  I scored a screamer with renato Sanches to take lead then added a second first half through James.  Sanches been in good form as he got late equaliser in previous game and scored decisive pen.  After I'd scored the second he paused it and quit in first half, well pleased with that, with a team like that a 2 goal lead is never safe. 

Onto 12 wins now and 17 games left so .... ok this time il say nothing not even thinking it, honest!
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: Kiwi on March 26, 2017, 08:53:52 am
Good job Eric! And yeah :) ... "you have a long way to go" ... ;)
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: UltimateSimmov2 on March 26, 2017, 12:01:02 pm
14 games to go.

Settled on a midfield of 87 Casemiro, Veron & Vidal. Solid. Casemiro feels much better than the MOTM version. Veron with Shadow is by far the best of the legends used to date.

Now on 11 wins, 15 defeats. So an 8-4 run to follow that wonderful 3-11 first session.

lesson learned, Saturday during the day = no play fut champs. tonight has been a much better connection
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: TheBaldyBuddha on March 26, 2017, 01:24:24 pm
Haven't either had the time or really bothered to play on 6-4 at the mo but can't see myself having the time tomorrow to get 12 wins will see, the lad has 2 matches in the morning 11.30 & 12.30 so wouldn't be starting until at least 2.30 or 3 and with it being mothers day too doesn't help.
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: Kiwi on March 26, 2017, 05:39:58 pm
Haven't played since Saturday afternoon. Started a Civ game with the kid on Saturday evening, family around for brunch this morning and continued playing Civ this afternoon ... and now into the night.

3-10 and 4-0 on the 2 accounts ... still. LOL

... and I'm not bothered.
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: Kiwi on March 26, 2017, 06:15:20 pm
Ok ... Civ 6 done for the evening/night. Time to go quit some games!
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: Cart79 on March 26, 2017, 09:03:13 pm
I quite fancy that Casemiro too simmo but the prices always frustrate me.  Each night they drop only to return to previous mark the next day.  Been watching every day and it's same with lukaku and Gomez too.  its only after the weekend league when you wanted to use they might drop a little more.  But based on last weeks experience it's not much of a drop.  I think mon night or tues day may be best time to buy current totw. 
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: UltimateSimmov2 on March 27, 2017, 01:23:33 am
I quite fancy that Casemiro too simmo but the prices always frustrate me.  Each night they drop only to return to previous mark the next day.  Been watching every day and it's same with lukaku and Gomez too.  its only after the weekend league when you wanted to use they might drop a little more.  But based on last weeks experience it's not much of a drop.  I think mon night or tues day may be best time to buy current totw.

He's still a little clunky and slow off the mark at times but a definite improvement over his other If's. Will be a heck of a TOTS card.

Got mine for 142k. Reckon he'll settle around 110-120k after WL
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: TWS001 on March 27, 2017, 02:48:46 am
Where do I even start with the horrendousness of what has been going on! Some of the BS and random rebounds, slide tackles putting opponents clean through, uncontrollable own goals, its been ridiculous! Also never conceded so many 45th minute goals. Six games running at one point last night FFS!
Went through one spell of four consecutive penalty shoot outs last night. Lost the first three and won the forth 16-15! The next game was decided in the 120th minute thanks to someones Sturridge completing a right foot hat trick. All from 4 shots and my 16 shots pulling out superman saves from his keeper! Was an absolutely brutal session. Losing games you should win, just total nonsense going on. Unexplainable, inexplicable things!

I played a bit this afternoon but it's just a total mess. Am 14-17 somehow, so need four wins from nine games tonight. Better luck with penalties and the mad stuff that has been going on and I should be at Gold already!

For years we've gone on about the BS and crazy stuff that has gone on in FUT seasons. The weekend league is like nothing before it, absolutely ridiculous at times. Totally different to playing the tournaments or indeed seasons this year. Half the goals are just random rebounds are going straight through tackles.

Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: Cart79 on March 27, 2017, 04:19:06 am
I lost one on pens last night.  My opponent was doing the same lofted chip to the side landing high in net and I couldn't get near it once I realised he was keeping doing that.  Not sure it was a glitch pen or just bad goalkeeping lol. 

45th min goals are a feature for sure, I make a point of defending for my life then or trying to capitalise if I happen to be on the attack at the time.  Any goal I concede in stoppage time is put down to EA BS regardless.   
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: TheBaldyBuddha on March 27, 2017, 04:28:03 am
If any of you's come across a GT NBT x Undefined back out and save yourselves the stress of playing this **** didn't skip one thing all game and took all allotted time for corners FK's. Great way to start the day  ::) 
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: UltimateSimmov2 on March 27, 2017, 06:47:12 am
Finished up on 16-24

Bollocks. Had 14 games to go at the start of the day and after 3 quick rage quit wins came the disconnect. At the opposition squad screen freeze for 2-3 mins, then the dc message  >:(

After that, the form just flipped. Got it down to the last 4 games which I needed to win. Won game 1. Game 2, up 2-0. Get the usual "a 2 goal lead is a dangerous one" and what do you know 2-2 in the 90th. 3-3 aet, lost 5-4 on pens

On the plus side the revised team is good and feels like it has a good balance. Q school again
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: TWS001 on March 27, 2017, 06:54:01 am
God, that was a grind this week. Gold 3 after winning 5 out of 6 to get me 18-18.
Went 4-1 in my evening session tonight. Felt like I was playing my best FIFA for a long while. Didn't help that I spent around 25 games playing completely tilted. So another weekend of just requalifying. Hopefully my rewards are similar to they were on Thursday!

For once I had pretty good server experiences. No dc's and gameplay wasn't delayed or lagging. Looking back I could easily have got higher, but the BS made me lose my head for the middle 25 games. Never going to play well when tilted, even whilst winning. My first five games and final six put together was 9-2, the middle twentyfive 9-16! So many bad players that I was giving free, stupid goals.

Although after saying this, the general pattern of results more often than not is good start and finish, terrible middle judging by the posts on the forums.

Relax time now and SBC time..
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: Cart79 on March 27, 2017, 08:26:54 am
Start the day needing 2 wins from 8 to reach 18.  Not started well.

First game was full of BS both have been actually.  Started well and went a goal up and thought this guy isn't very good should be a comfortable win.  Nope his team transformed and after which I couldn't do anything, was ridiculous.  Lost 2-1 and to top it off had a blatant pen denied, shot saved and def wipes out Thiago before he can tap in. 

Second match more of the same, goals in that one were farcical.  I put joypad down when it went 3-1 late on.  The saves his butland made were ridiculous, numerous saves he had no right to make.   

So hope this isn't trend for night, I only need 2 wins  ::)
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: Cart79 on March 27, 2017, 08:28:51 am
The second guys team was all bpl team rating was 79 though so he must've bronze benched it too  ::)
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: Kiwi on March 27, 2017, 08:47:54 am
Well done TWS.

Unlucky Simmo ... Q school for us (both accounts) too. May not even bother, if truth be told. Suffering from a wee bit of FUT-fatigue. Thoroughly enjoyed the predominantly Civ 6 weekend. Boy, it does engross you!

Good luck Eric!
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: Cart79 on March 27, 2017, 08:49:49 am
3rd match and I've chalked off a win with a 4-0 victory for serie A side.  Funnily enough it was against a very strong team on paper  ??? After losing to two crappy op bpl sides.  Yep Fifa still being Fifa all these years on.

I actually started last game thinking fingers crossed the game will favour me this time so I can win.  Not let's focus and really play well.

One last thing, I've had loads of injuries this weekend.  SIF perisic is injured every other game and not been uncommon to finish a match with 2 injuries.  Easier to cope with having 2 main teams but don't like forced rotation lol
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: Cart79 on March 27, 2017, 09:42:54 am
Got 18th win with 2 to spare.  Don't take much satisfaction from it the feeling is the games a load of crap and doesn't really matter what team it's the usual rollercoaster of BS.  Won't bother with last 2 games had enough for one weekend.
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: TheBaldyBuddha on March 27, 2017, 11:56:34 am
Stopped on 11 wins and boy was that a struggle, was flying but then hit button delay of about 5 seconds and it didn't go away, so 11-21 is how i finished some classic crap recorded
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: UltimateSimmov2 on March 27, 2017, 04:04:18 pm
A lot of the results we know heavily depend on the connection rather than any perceived skill we might have (kiwi jnr aside  ;) ) which is totally wrong. The problem we have in the EU region is finding those 'best times' to play.

I know from previous that Fridays tend to be poor (outside of work hours anyway) and from this weekend Saturday & Sunday am and the 6pm through 9pm slots are poor. That leaves mid afternoon and late night/early morning Sat & Sun. How on earth do you get 40 games in, in that timeframe??

Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: Kiwi on March 28, 2017, 07:07:43 am
Yeah Simmo - definitely agree re: timing.

Here, it finishes 8PM Monday NZ /6PM Australia (East Cost). Leading up to that time, people are storming through games. I realised the kid needed to get to 18 wins so that qualification is not necessary to get the last 15 wins this coming weekend - all for Elite Monthly. Below is the last 10 games he played ... with comments:
• First game going into ET after he was 0-2 down but he decided to keep playing. Guy quit when the 4th was scored
• He quit one at 67 min after conceding a 2nd.
• #20 went to penalties
• Only 2 others went full time

(http://i.imgur.com/oEmx3Bo.png)

Think it 2 hours of real time & <600 "game minutes" to get the 10 games done. Interestingly I do think others actually wait for these last 4-6 hours & get a goal or 2, then wait for the opponent to quit. Literally most people will pause if they go 2 goals up - expecting the opponent to quit.
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: TheBaldyBuddha on March 28, 2017, 11:10:54 am
Don't know why i bother but qualified again, really wish it was a level playing field in regards to connection, lost one semi on my first go while 3-0 up he pauses and after that 3-5 second lag really notice it when you do the fake shot stop player stands there for 2-3 seconds shaking then the buttons register and boom it's either a shot for halfway or you're tackled.
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: UltimateSimmov2 on March 28, 2017, 04:02:57 pm
Don't know why i bother but qualified again, really wish it was a level playing field in regards to connection, lost one semi on my first go while 3-0 up he pauses and after that 3-5 second lag really notice it when you do the fake shot stop player stands there for 2-3 seconds shaking then the buttons register and boom it's either a shot for halfway or you're tackled.

Yup, definitely something up with the pause thing. Definite noticeable game speed change after some pauses.

Used a few turns with a cobbled together squad of Portuguese, serie A & MLS but fell short in a couple of semi's and for the first time I'm kinda not bothered  :P
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: Cart79 on March 29, 2017, 06:28:53 am
That's interesting kiwi you definitely get more quitters on a Sunday evening, I do it as well occasionally although not as bad as some, won't ever quit at just one goal down.  Played a game of seasons last night and guy quit 2-0 down after like 15 mins lol.

In div 4 currently  ::) as low as I tend to go these days, and usually cruise it when in it.  The 2 games after that felt like a stroll but managed to blow 2 goal lead in first one and second one I was 2-1 up, went 3-2 down with nonsense goals and salvaged a late draw.  My feeling was I got complacent and the game favoured my opponents which cost me.  Let my guard down basically. 

Finally got couple new signings today.  Got tif Gomez for 157 and insigne for 180 a good 30k less than last nights prices.  Will try them out shortly and report back.
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: TWS001 on March 29, 2017, 06:51:13 am
Chucked together one of my old school Gold Cup teams c.2014-2016 (RIP), a Russian League, Championship, Swiss League hybrid. IF Dzagoev who I picked up a week or so ago at CAM, behind SBC Smolov. Smolov is one of those that I just can't get to work whenever I use him though.
Won the tournament with 3-0, 3-0, 2-1 and a penalty shoot out victory after a 1-1 in the final. That match though was horrendous. A 5atb Serie A team that was about three years out of date with playstyle. Constant lob through balls at Dybala and a subbed on at kickoff Giovinco. How I didn't win without penalties I don't know. He scored his one lucky chance after a couple of rebounded tackles in the 45th minute (what a surprise) to get level and shot after shot from me was saved or hit the post the rest of the game. Right result in the end.
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: Kiwi on March 29, 2017, 04:03:30 pm
That's interesting kiwi you definitely get more quitters on a Sunday evening, I do it as well occasionally although not as bad as some, won't ever quit at just one goal down.

Well, IMO they should make the start time the same, per appropriate time zone. So, everyone should start their 8AM/8PM time. We are certainly better off if we have 8PM on a Monday to finish off, especially if someone does not work/go to school then.

Currently ... If the kid wanted to abuse this ... play 5/6 games on Friday night (8PM-10PM) - he's generally done well and wins all, maybe loses one. Then, skip the try-hards/serious players on Saturday/Sunday & only start in earnest on Monday morning. I reckon he'd easily get Elite 1 every week, probably Top 100.

But, he won't do this as there's simply no enjoyment for him. Even he's becoming selective.

Quote from: Cart79
Finally got couple new signings today.  Got tif Gomez for 157 and insigne for 180 a good 30k less than last nights prices.  Will try them out shortly and report back.

Will be interesting. Somehow this FIFA I just am not getting on with very small, pacey players.
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: Cart79 on March 29, 2017, 08:22:46 pm
Yeah I know what you're saying with the fast but weak players Kiwi.   I do like a striker that has the strength to hold off a defender under pressure.   Gomez does not have that neither does Insigne.

Last night went well.   Undefeated since coming back to seasons, won the div 4 title as demanded by myself and won 1 and drew 1 (blew a 2-0 lead) in div 3 return.

Gomez was good in his first game scored 2 goals and was a threat.  Insigne is bench material currently as I play 4312 but subbed him onto a couple of my latter games.  One game I was 2-0 up against a team feat SBC Ali and Kane (Kane is one helluva handful with his strength) then rashly got a man sent off.  I actually thought knowing Fifa this will probably galvanise my team and they didn't disappoint really.   My keeper pulled off at least one ridiculous save after going down to 10 and I was tormenting my opponent with Insigne on the break, should've scored more, but by god Insigne's finishing was horrific.  Gomez's wasn't so great either in latter matches after one miss I was like 'right he is getting sold' but ill not make a snap decision on him.

Icardi continues to grow on me, hate his celebration (earcup) but like his strength and crazy shot.  shame he has no skills. 

Serie A team did on the whole feel very good last night.   Might try to pick up MOTM Casemiro for my La liga side today as well since ive neglected them on the recruitment side.
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: Kiwi on March 29, 2017, 10:20:18 pm
Good one Eric - hope the Seasons form continues!

After a bit of family time (incl. "the boyfriend"), decided to alternate my favourite 3412's again, given it was "open season" in the tournament.

Lost in a final, wasn't a bad guy. Then got to the final again but decided not to play - bit on the tired side! Overall - connection was brilliant. Not once did I even think of lag! Made it better with the fact that I didn't lose to noobish tw@ts. Record of 6-1 for the evening - will take that!!

Once game - 4-0 win ... every goal came from outside the box. Kinda felt bad when Gullit hammered the 4th home. Something is up with my recordings - the "last 30 seconds" one. Seems like it's either only getting 28 secs, or starting earlier than I want. Checked them and the one were I thought I scored a goal after some great buildup - simply doesn't have the goal - about 4/5 secs effectively missing. Oh well ...

Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: Kiwi on March 29, 2017, 10:21:28 pm
Chucked together one of my old school Gold Cup teams c.2014-2016 (RIP), a Russian League, Championship, Swiss League hybrid. IF Dzagoev who I picked up a week or so ago at CAM, behind SBC Smolov. Smolov is one of those that I just can't get to work whenever I use him though.
Won the tournament with 3-0, 3-0, 2-1 and a penalty shoot out victory after a 1-1 in the final. That match though was horrendous. A 5atb Serie A team that was about three years out of date with playstyle. Constant lob through balls at Dybala and a subbed on at kickoff Giovinco. How I didn't win without penalties I don't know. He scored his one lucky chance after a couple of rebounded tackles in the 45th minute (what a surprise) to get level and shot after shot from me was saved or hit the post the rest of the game. Right result in the end.

Good job on winning it.

On SBC Smolov - I did try a team around him ... didn't work. Thought there must be something wrong with the team, but honestly Smolov just didn't feel good - at all.
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: UltimateSimmov2 on March 30, 2017, 05:37:33 am
(http://pt.fifauteam.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/A1206-2.jpg)

1st time of asking in the new qualifiers. Cruised through. Only wish the weekend league played out like this  ;D
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: Cart79 on March 30, 2017, 05:54:14 am
Well done simmo.

Bought Casemiro earlier.  Played another div 3 season match and went 1-0 up.  Got umtiti sent off at ht for a stupid challenge, to pegged back to 1-1 in second half but kept trying to win it as I knew not to write 10 men off.  Sure enough got a flurry of corners at 90 mins and the last one was powered home by none other than debutant Casemiro.  Won 2-1.  In fairness he done not much else all match, tackles at end 0/1 lol
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: Cart79 on March 30, 2017, 06:28:55 am
Glad I sold my motm Thiago on Monday too as I hadn't seen that IF coming.  His price is down 50k already and his new card coming down pretty fast.
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: UltimateSimmov2 on March 30, 2017, 07:01:17 am
Cheers Eric. Going in with no expectations other than knowing the game will shaft me several times  ;D

Which version of Casemiro did you go for? The new IF is a definite improvement over the MOTM
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: Cart79 on March 30, 2017, 07:12:43 am
That's the best way.  Easier said than done sometimes it's definitely a test mentally with the ongoing or intermittent BS.

Second game of night, back to serie A side due to suspension of umtiti and an injury.  Went ahead after 5 mins and the guy quit.  Think I've finally a team that on paper that has a fear factor mainly due to trio of Gomez icardi and perisic in attack. 

Yeah simmo it's the new IF playing ad sitting midfielder in a 4312.  Should manage a few more games with him tonight see if he's worth holding onto. 
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: TheBaldyBuddha on March 30, 2017, 07:17:22 am
Chucked together one of my old school Gold Cup teams c.2014-2016 (RIP), a Russian League, Championship, Swiss League hybrid. IF Dzagoev who I picked up a week or so ago at CAM, behind SBC Smolov. Smolov is one of those that I just can't get to work whenever I use him though.
Won the tournament with 3-0, 3-0, 2-1 and a penalty shoot out victory after a 1-1 in the final. That match though was horrendous. A 5atb Serie A team that was about three years out of date with playstyle. Constant lob through balls at Dybala and a subbed on at kickoff Giovinco. How I didn't win without penalties I don't know. He scored his one lucky chance after a couple of rebounded tackles in the 45th minute (what a surprise) to get level and shot after shot from me was saved or hit the post the rest of the game. Right result in the end.

Good job on winning it.

On SBC Smolov - I did try a team around him ... didn't work. Thought there must be something wrong with the team, but honestly Smolov just didn't feel good - at all.

Strange to see you both say that i love him really nice finisher have him in this

(https://gyazo.com/461179f672e02ddb0fb80c699c08b794.png)
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: Kiwi on March 30, 2017, 10:47:43 am
@Simmo ... well done mate - back to the grind :D! Must say that I've not even thought about qualifying on the 2nd account ::)

@Eric ... how is that Perisic card - only heard good things, but 400k quite an asking price.

@BB ... possibly the team. I had him in a 1-2 formation.
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: Cart79 on March 30, 2017, 08:36:05 pm
Another good session last night, undefeated in 2 nights and about 15-20 games post WL.   Had won div 4 with a record of 5 wins 4 draws on Monday night.   Shouldve been better record but got the title anyway.    Into div 3 last night and finished on 6 wins and 3 draws.  Title won again.  Between my team and the form I was enjoying I was going into every game feeling confident and that I could win.

Into div 2 last night which I've never been promoted from and mostly just get relegated straight away from, often leading to downward spiral into div 3 or 4.  Game felt harder from the off although lag has been an issue in seasons this week.  Went a goal down and thought here we go again, but kept at it and equalised before tapping in an 88th min winner, so the streak continues, look forward to tonight.   If I can get promoted from div 2 that would be quite something for me.

Perisic is pretty class Kiwi although I have to say in recent games he seems to have been less prominent.  His shooting is great, fun to use, I have a bit of a shoot on sight policy with him for that reason, I could probably get more out of him if my shooting or set up improved a little.   That being said his record is pretty impressive something like 45 games 27 goals and 15 assists.   400k is a lot though. 

Ongoing reviews of new signings:   Icardi is a tap in master, great at heading and has a lethal shot on both feet.  Improved his goal rate to about 1:2 now.   TIF Gomez Im not massively fond of right now (have dreams of replacing him with OTW Higuain) yeah hes pacey but hes weak and his supposed high finishing is erratic.   Been enjoying using 88 Insigne off the bench similar to Gomez in stature but very quick and nimble.

Casemiro still not really doing an awful lot for me.  The la liga side feels more defensively solid with his addition but when I review matches and think of his contribution number of tackles etc, I've not really noticed it being all about him.  Would like to see more from him if im to keep.  But with results being so good no need to rush him out the door just yet.
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: Kiwi on March 30, 2017, 09:20:20 pm
Good job Eric - certainly hope the form continues deep into the weekend.

Launched FIFA on the 2nd account tonight ... started a game - down 1 goal at HT. He gets disconnected. Ah ... joys. Started again, easy run 2 rage quits & an easy win in the other. Even the final was relatively easy even after giving away a PK (and goal). So, back into the WL we go on #2. Great ;D.

Logged into main account ... Last night left a game in the final so thought I'd play that. Had to face this in 'special team' the final:
(http://i.imgur.com/sjfKq7d.png)

He's not the best (guess that would have been obvious) but does go a goal ahead (not surprised). Managed a dodgy equaliser, subbed on Ronaldo who scored immediately. He paused and this ...
(http://i.imgur.com/iBszYim.png)

Scored another ... celebrated like a tw@t I did ... ;D. And paused. He didn't quit ... so scored another, celebrated even more - was actually quite surprised that I got what seemed like a whole pitch length of flappy bird out of Cavani. And paused. He quit.

Honestly, would've given the final to the opponent, but the moment I saw his team there was no way I would gift him the win. Moron.
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: TheBaldyBuddha on March 31, 2017, 01:23:03 am
Jesus Kiwi that's just one sad individual right there.

Gotta love this

http://fifaforums.easports.com/en/discussion/264530/i-dont-believe-what-ive-just-witnessed-video-now-added/p1
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: Kiwi on March 31, 2017, 06:55:36 am
Collected rewards ... pack luck woes continue. 1 x 84 rated card in approx 10 packs across SBC (MM) and both acc's.

But, a little respite - Walker in the one pack so 13k-odd from that one at least.

Other than that one, these past few weeks has been BAD!. I guess it all has evened out as previously pack luck's been good.
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: UltimateSimmov2 on March 31, 2017, 08:53:06 am
Yup same with me kiwi. Nothing again in rewards or mm SBC

Could do with another PELE  ;D
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: Kiwi on March 31, 2017, 09:49:01 am
LOL ... indeed you, and we, could ... ;D

Honestly, the last 7 weeks has been absolutely horrible, bar 1 pull (MOTM ADM). Other than him. there has literally been nothing of value - when comparing to previous weeks.

Not trying to sound greedy, honestly. It just seems like prior to January, there was a lot more in rewards/SBC's. IMO pack weights have been adjusted.
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: TheBaldyBuddha on March 31, 2017, 12:35:37 pm
IMO pack weights have been adjusted.

Oh you're telling me they have even down to the Saudi players was a time you would be guaranteed them in bronze and silver packs i think all the recent league SBC bronze/Silvers pack weight has been massively altered suddenly i'm getting loads of polish league and Nordic players in silver and bronze packs. No way should a non rare 50 odd rated bronze LB from a lower tier PL club be selling for 5k     
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: Kiwi on March 31, 2017, 02:22:31 pm
You're onto something there.

Think someone sat down and said "let's link cardweights to actual BIN's" ... SMH!
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: UltimateSimmov2 on March 31, 2017, 04:12:33 pm
I think they want FIFA point sales to continue post TOTY at a high level. Up to then with all the initial hype, then Xmas boom into TOTY, sales pretty much take care of themselves then tend to die down really until TOTS.

This year with the introduction of SBC's, clubs are continually being drip drained of players to the point where some may think that points are the only option. This is why I think they have adjusted pack weights, to get people to that point and drive their healthy bank balance
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: TWS001 on March 31, 2017, 04:39:29 pm
After the pack luck from last weekend, opened rewards expecting absolutely nothing. First pack, massive pause, walkout............ Petr Cech! Rest was bad and Marquee Matchups terrible, although didn't need to buy a player and mostly picked from the 100 gold duplicates sat blocking my trade pile.

Looks like loads of spare time for weekend league the next few days. Hopefully I won't spend most of the matches tilting this week! After 18-17, and 18-18 the past two weekends, would be nice to hit Gold 3 with more games to spare this time, but with player of the month and FUT birthday both probably coming today, the servers are more than likely going to be shocking.
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: Kiwi on March 31, 2017, 08:12:17 pm
Cech must be the troll of all walkouts. Think we've pulled him twice!

Thought it was a 3rd ... ended up being Sanchez (side angle of the flag fooled me) :D
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: Cart79 on March 31, 2017, 08:22:43 pm
Mine were so bad they were totally forgettable.   

Still doing alrgiht though, my unbeaten streak came to an end and almost got relegated from div 2 instead of the promotion it looked like after first 3 matches.   needed a point from my last game to survive, went a goal up, then 2-1 down before 2 late goals won it 3-2.   Quite enjoyed it but was least I deserved.  If I take recent form into WL I should do better than recent weeks. 

Mulling over team changes.   TIF Gomez doesn't entirely cut it, he's useful for pace but his finishing is so erratic feels a lottery where it will go.  So im thinking surely OTW Higuain would be far more clinical, bit less pace but sure I could handle that.   Kiwi - did you try him?  I know you said at one point the kid loved Higuain?
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: Kiwi on March 31, 2017, 08:25:46 pm
So, started the games ... first one went down to a "basic" player (aka noob, tw@t, moron) but managed to recover to win 3-1.

Next game - win by a goal:
(http://i.imgur.com/Q4BHyyZ.png)
But ... I noticed his passing was 64% at HT, but he's wasn't passing much. Decided to snapshot this at the end, then manually go count his passes. In total I had 113 successful passes - he had 60. So, not only did he barely passed, when he did he was useless at it. Don't get some people ... really!

Kid wanted to play ... and 3 rage quits means it's 5-0 on the 2nd acc. I told him to stop & play on his own account :P
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: Kiwi on March 31, 2017, 08:34:06 pm
So im thinking surely OTW Higuain would be far more clinical, bit less pace but sure I could handle that.   Kiwi - did you try him?  I know you said at one point the kid loved Higuain?

I do love that card! The partnership with Dybala makes it a fantastic pairing. The kid doesn't really 'like' him (possibly the lack of skills), but after playing with him, he did recognise that he's probably one of the best out-n-out strikers there is (Lewandowski is another).

Are you pairing him with another? I thought you had Icardi in there too?
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: Kiwi on March 31, 2017, 08:49:52 pm
This was a OTW Higuain goal the other night.
(http://i.imgur.com/PCCZ96n.gif)

Do like the long throw from Lehmann to start things off. Higuain though does hold himself well and actually has very good dribbling.
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: Cart79 on March 31, 2017, 08:59:51 pm
So im thinking surely OTW Higuain would be far more clinical, bit less pace but sure I could handle that.   Kiwi - did you try him?  I know you said at one point the kid loved Higuain?

I do love that card! The partnership with Dybala makes it a fantastic pairing. The kid doesn't really 'like' him (possibly the lack of skills), but after playing with him, he did recognise that he's probably one of the best out-n-out strikers there is (Lewandowski is another).

Are you pairing him with another? I thought you had Icardi in there too?

Yeah he would be playing up alongside Icardi.   Icardi is 2* skills so very limited, I saw Higuain was 3, which I think would be ok, im not a big skiller anyway.   I've found with Icardi you just need to figure out what they are good at.  His shot feints are actually pretty good as is his LT+RT dribble especially when you release and he just bursts away.    I reckon I could figure Higuain out too.  Enjoyed his NIF briefly.  I also quite fancy having a OTW card, with Juve playing Napoli this weekend, if he was to score a goal or 2 then who knows.   My only issue is id need to sell Insigne or Casemiro too to fund this.  or someone else to that value.
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: Kiwi on March 31, 2017, 09:12:51 pm
We have an untradeable 88 Icardi. Just had a look at that card and the 89 stats. DAMN! Did not realise his 89 card has 90 balance and 94 strength. Wow!

Initially thought that the 2 of them may feel clunky as a partnership. Icardi looks ridiculously good!
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: Cart79 on March 31, 2017, 09:33:27 pm
We have an untradeable 88 Icardi. Just had a look at that card and the 89 stats. DAMN! Did not realise his 89 card has 90 balance and 94 strength. Wow!

Initially thought that the 2 of them may feel clunky as a partnership. Icardi looks ridiculously good!

Its interesting the 88 is always higher up the FUTBIN top 100 list.  Made me think are people onto something, is that the better card? 

I imagine Icardi plays like Lewandowski.  his finishing is absolutely clinical and his weak foot is brilliant too, he feels like an all rounder, scores all type of goals and has a bit of hustle and bustle with his pace and strength.   
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: Kiwi on March 31, 2017, 10:05:15 pm
Not played with his 88 at all (was originally the 87 card and thought it would simply gather dust in the club). Based on what you're saying, I think I definitely will give him and Higuain a run! Actually keen to use him now. I do think a 6"-ish guy with that balance must be great in-game!

Started building a squad and thought I might go with IF Tevez at CAM (<60k) and possibly a full Argie team. Then I thought about the reddit video where the guy showed all (or the majority) of the stuff ups against Bolivia ... think I'll pass on a full Argie team. :D
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: Cart79 on April 01, 2017, 12:47:50 am
Nice goal by the way just had chance to watch it now.  Similar to perisic in that he's not amazingly fast but has nice control and strength that allows them just to plough through sometimes if there's enough of a gap.  Otw down to 330k price is too good but I'm out tonight so don't think I'll do anything just yet
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: Cart79 on April 01, 2017, 12:48:59 am
The price gap for icardi 88 and 89 seem a touch large.  55k for 88 and 170k plus for the 89, bit strange that don't you think?
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: TheBaldyBuddha on April 01, 2017, 01:30:50 am
Na Eric the 88 was out during the OTW SBC week so all those weeks IF's where cheep
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: Cart79 on April 01, 2017, 02:00:55 am
First game of WL.  Play a guy set up 433 with Casemiro if striker in between Ronald and bale and potm ibra as cdm alongside pogba, I'm thinking  ??? Then of course he pauses straight away no doubt switching ibra and Casemiro.  Then races into a 2 goal lead my la liga defence all at sea then he pauses again, I was going to put controller down but thought he was hoping I'd quit so just sat out full pause then paused it again myself for good measure.  Restart he scores straight away.  Just half playing now games lost mostly dragging it out to annoy him. 

Decided to play another couple, back to serie a team and won both comfortably.  Both quit in second half 3-0 and 4-0 down.  I sometimes bring on 88 insgine out of position and it was his introduction which pushed last guy over edge.  Came on 3-0 and insigne got ball on halfway and ran full distance all the way into the box flying past his team, bit if attempted trickery and then he gets to tap in, great fun haha.  Uploaded it to Xbox live there if anyone wants to see it, been a while since I embedded a vid on here otherwise I would, or are my uploads hosted on Xboxclips?
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: TWS001 on April 01, 2017, 02:55:34 am
Got to the daily tournament final yesterday, but playing 352. It felt an absolute mess, won't be trying that one again! Lost 1-0 in the final, I seemed to develop a liking for hitting the post in that one!

For weekend league, I am changing one of my teams. Have Switzerland in the World Cup on the forums, so Shaqiri and Xhaka will be in, also IF Embolo likely upfront. Still have the Reus I pulled last week, so probably will get him and Draxler in. Just working on the defence. SIF Keane is likely, but have been warned off SIF Heaton, who someone told me was on a level with Schmeichel for terribleness.
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: Cart79 on April 01, 2017, 02:57:44 am
Found a site but most recent vids not on it yet.  In the meantime here's the penalty that never was from last weekends WL.  Apologies for unedited version.

<iframe frameborder=0 webkitAllowFullScreen mozallowfullscreen allowFullScreen scale="tofit" width="320" height="185" style="max-width:100%" src="http://xboxdvr.com/gamer/EricCartman%20No1/video/29021220/embed"></iframe>
         
Hmm that didn't work
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: TWS001 on April 01, 2017, 03:23:28 am
Ready for Welliton, Esswein, Agbonlahor and co all over again? You better be!
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: TWS001 on April 01, 2017, 03:31:20 am
http://fifaforums.easports.com/en/discussion/265080/fut-birthday-more-like-fut-nightmare/p1

Good bye FUT
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: Cart79 on April 01, 2017, 03:37:52 am
So that's why perisic price crashed 30k.  What a joke, why players for pace whores and game abusers like agbonlahor and welliton and bent, like why the hell  ::) nothing good can come of this
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: UltimateSimmov2 on April 01, 2017, 03:40:55 am
Ho.....lyyyyy fl00k  8)

(https://s12.postimg.org/cpr8648u5/image.jpg)
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: Cart79 on April 01, 2017, 04:39:37 am
Wonder if the new el sharaawy is partlybdrivingbthe perisic drop, down to 350 now, does have the 5 star skills and pace advantage
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: Kiwi on April 01, 2017, 06:17:12 am
Wow ... just wow ...

"Birthday hell" indeed. 13 strikers - 11 with 90+ pace (Torres and Villa must really feel out!).

Incoming EFL Championship striker partnerships ... a first for WL!

Stuns me that they have the ability to "do good" ... yet they keep feeding the primary target audience - pacewhore dimwitted 12-yo - with these cards. Not my definition of nostalgia.
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: UltimateSimmov2 on April 01, 2017, 06:50:06 am
The SBC requirements for the upped trio are mental. Would've loved that Torres

But.... got the 88 version  ;D

My Liverpool side taking control there

Played 2 in the WL and both games felt horrendous. Won 1, lost 1 to a 90th min rebound goal. Really want to continue but the servers are strained to hell right now with the lightning rounds n all.  Sad thing is, is I can't see it improving over the whole weekend.

I really want that Villa too, but would have to sell first. Was nearly tempted to buy some FP for the first time since before Xmas but resisted
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: TheBaldyBuddha on April 01, 2017, 07:09:08 am
God Simmo i'm the total opposite on the servers seem so smooth for me won my first 2 was 1 up in the first game other lad gets a FK and game DC messaged him said he was kicked off the servers second game just ripped a lad to shreds 6-1 every rebound falling to me  ;D  long may it continue.

only interested in Candreva TBH the El Shaarawy with his FUT 12 inspired card WTF he was silver in FUT 12 should have been silver for this but OP like the bronze  48 Wallyson.

They really don't know how to do this stupid requirements for the SBC too  ::)

Started the POTM as i had a 87 lukaku untradeable only have the belguim team to do now hoping for a low rated gold  Belguim IF next week
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: TheBaldyBuddha on April 01, 2017, 07:11:54 am
oh and the prices of the TOTW this week  :o

33k for SIF Piszczek, 90k for 89 Thiago
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: Cart79 on April 01, 2017, 08:13:57 am
Saw that 90k for thiago earileir crazy as I sold the 88 for 180k before all this crap kicked off, thank feck for that. 
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: Kiwi on April 01, 2017, 08:21:31 am
Wow - those prices!! :o :o

@Simmo ... kid has wanted a Torres card for a while (not sure why as he's a Utd support :P).

Anyway, we did it. Spent <200k actual outlay. Obviously a number of untradeables in there and said goodbye to SBC Suarez. 14 goal in 28 games ... oh well, good riddance.

Stats on the card are quite insane! Kid just played a game where a got a goal and a few assists. Physically looks BIG in game - didn't think he would (1.86m tall).
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: Cart79 on April 01, 2017, 09:21:19 am
Just looked at the sbcs and thought nope not bothering with that.  I could definitely use the Torres or villa in my la liga side but I'll just see how prices go on the market.  WL started ok 3 wins from 5. #update 5/7 very happy with that serie a team doing the biz last 3 wins were all played post night out too (albeit a moderate one)  :D
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: TheBaldyBuddha on April 01, 2017, 12:44:32 pm
Well i did a boo boo and said how good it was won the first 4 games albeit games 3&4 where tight 1-0's, then the sluggishness kicked in lost the next 3 or 4 don't really know as i left the last game.

Lol after 5 games was saying my projected finish was 94th haven't laughed so much in years
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: UltimateSimmov2 on April 01, 2017, 06:24:23 pm
I finished up 3-2 but easily could've been 5-0 or at worst 4-1. Back to it after the derby later on
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: TWS001 on April 01, 2017, 09:06:35 pm
I played six games last night. Ended up 3-3 after being 1-3. The last game was just silly. Guy was getting every bounce, every shot was flying in. I was 4-1 down at half time. Ended up winning it 7-4! Equalised in the 90th minute with the last kick and destroyed him in extra time. All his players were dead, and as he had a bronze bench, he had nobody to bring on.
Didn't play anymore as I was too tired and had simply had enough!
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: Kiwi on April 01, 2017, 10:30:15 pm
Not many games my side - think I lost all 3. Kid played a bunch - especially with Torres in the club. Not even sure how many he won/lost.

All about Civ VI ... again! Lengthy session today - good 8 hours ... :o :o!
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: UltimateSimmov2 on April 02, 2017, 06:41:29 am
Meh, 6-7 now.  Lost the last 2 as the connection slowly worsened so have given up for the time being

Feel like I'm playing better but getting no breaks........ at all

Frustrating as hell........ as usual  :D
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: Cart79 on April 02, 2017, 11:04:49 am
Been going well for me so far, touch wood.  14 wins and 9 defeats things going my way for now both teams playing well.
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: TWS001 on April 02, 2017, 07:28:02 pm
I've had a completely free weekend. Daughter at her nans and girlfriend away at her sisters, so had plenty of time to get the weekend league done. Pretty much the same sort of thing as usual. Lose at the start, get it back with a bug winning run, then hit a rocky patch with five defeats in a row to put Gold 3 into doubt. After the five match losing run, end up at 13-17 last night.
This morning it's an absolute stroll, knock off five straight wins with little difficulty and am currently 18-17.
So pretty much identical to the past two weeks were I've gone 18-17 and 18-18. Might play on and see if I can get to Gold 2 later.
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: UltimateSimmov2 on April 02, 2017, 08:12:27 pm
9-11

One dc loss and the rest against the Xbox, EA and total turkey players. Genuinely no idea how I lost some of those games. Unbelievable 'bad luck' I guess  ;D
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: Kiwi on April 02, 2017, 09:48:18 pm
9-11

One dc loss and the rest against the Xbox, EA and total turkey players. Genuinely no idea how I lost some of those games. Unbelievable 'bad luck' I guess  ;D

Same boat mate. Sometimes I wonder if I actually am completely stupid. 'Those bounces' ... I keep shaking my head. Another, down 2-3 with 5 min to play - about to cross the halfway line & his Kante hacks me from behind. Yellow card. WTF - why no red! At times it feels like I brush a player & it's a red (well, bit more than that). I hate playing with this 'woe-is-me' mentality, but I'm genuinely stumped at times.
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: UltimateSimmov2 on April 03, 2017, 03:45:43 am
Need 7 from 13.

Dammit. I hope they give Ronaldo realistic pace next year. Never realised that in a straight sprint Cahill is faster. Who'd a thought it  8)

Sick of this bull$hit arcade nonsense
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: UltimateSimmov2 on April 03, 2017, 05:21:20 am
Safe to say I ain't making it this weekend. Mathematically I can, yes but I know I won't.

Constant god squads, constant bs, constant shocking passing/shooting. Just about the only thing consistent with this damn game.

Matchmaking ???????? Who the Fk decides that. Ranking points should only come into it if your in the top say 5000 after 20 games. Before that should purely be based on best connection with the caveat that you can't play the same person more than once.  Can't remember the last time I had a 5 bar connection. Nearly all this weekend has been starting at one, then moving up to 3 then finally 4. Never 5

Rage, rage, rage
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: TheBaldyBuddha on April 03, 2017, 05:22:59 am
finished with FUT for this year, need a total revamp if they think competitive is there future
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: UltimateSimmov2 on April 03, 2017, 06:33:11 am
Just played a kid. Me - 15 shots, 8 on target, 2 goals..... kid - 3 shots, 3 on target, 3 goals. Winner in the..... you guessed it, 90th min + the rest

Need 7 wins from 8  :D
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: UltimateSimmov2 on April 03, 2017, 07:39:53 am
The dream or should I say the nightmare has ended.

If I ever qualify again I will not be leaving any games for the Sunday. Truly poop game play. Mind you Friday or Saturday ain't much better. At least that way the crap out of the way early leaving a free day to chill out
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: Cart79 on April 03, 2017, 09:10:23 am
Thankfully it's continued well for me, only one 4 game losing streak to cause alarm but I made gold 2 with 3 games to spare, that's what I was aiming for after good start.  Finished  on gold 2 for monthly as well.

The game that sealed gold 2 I went 1-0 up after 9 mins and the opponent just paused and quit, great to get over the line without so much of a fight in that match.
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: TWS001 on April 04, 2017, 07:37:02 am
A short stint on FIFA this evening. And when I mean short I mean short!

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Pa9BlQSUACA
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: Kiwi on April 04, 2017, 07:58:16 am
LOL.
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: TheBaldyBuddha on April 04, 2017, 08:17:17 am
Had this in the first minutes of the final   ::)


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3KzwtRhKVU0
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: UltimateSimmov2 on April 04, 2017, 08:37:43 am
I'm bashing out these tourney attempts like there's no tomorrow.

Semi's aplenty but no joy so far. Bothered... nah. Its just nice to have a reasonable game speed

Anyone tried 89 Thiago? Thinking about replacing Vidal
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: TheBaldyBuddha on April 04, 2017, 10:02:16 am
Had this in the first minutes of the final   ::)


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3KzwtRhKVU0

got a 87th min leveler

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VFknGg-DqG4

Was then down 2-0 in pens missing my first 2, scored my next 3 and saved all his remaining to win 3-2 on pens and qualified again, just wanted a few games wasn't to pushed about getting into the WL.
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: Kiwi on April 04, 2017, 10:48:33 am
Anyone tried 89 Thiago? Thinking about replacing Vidal

Just bought him last night, but not tried as yet.
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: Cart79 on April 04, 2017, 07:41:39 pm
Anyone tried 89 Thiago? Thinking about replacing Vidal

Just bought him last night, but not tried as yet.

Ah would fancy trying him too.   I used the 88 as a CM in my la liga side, I don't think you get the best out of him there but he did show some nice movements/dribbles with his 5* skills.   I think he'd be best used as a CAM.   A little weak for that position.

I was keen to get the new Abate but read a couple reviews saying he wasn't anything great, so I might see if I can get Verratti into my Serie A side instead.    Need to consider options as wouldn't mind trying the new David Villa card either.
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: Kiwi on April 04, 2017, 09:56:02 pm
Well, built a 433(5) team - 89 Verratti at LCM and 89 Thiago at RCM. Love them - both. Verratti being the midget that he is, can obviously keep it very close, so when you want to slow it down, it's so easy to do so.

Can feel the quality of Thiago too, but then I've not played much with his others IF's - just a handful of games with his NIF. Kid did play with his 86 a bit as a super sub and really likes him in that role.

Had a bunch of games this evening, so alternated between 2 F9 teams. The main one (with those 2) has an average 86 passing & 87 dribbling - across the team. Ridiculous stats on the 2 Verratti & Thiago cards. Pretty much got me to 3 consecutive finals. 2nd one I gave away as I wanted to keep playing on the FUT Champs servers. Last one was a comfortable ride in - think I played 65-odd game minutes across the first 3 games. Final was comfortable most of the way leading 2-0 from early.

Overall very enjoyable evening - 10-2 with a number of rage quits. Part of me is thinking I need to go back to a 433 formation to have the passing triangles. I think I'm really struggling to get anything really going with 41212 or 4312 formations.
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: UltimateSimmov2 on April 05, 2017, 06:35:26 am
Just got done like a kipper in the final. 2 late, late goals shafted me
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: TWS001 on April 05, 2017, 07:11:33 am
Won the daily tornament first go after my 29 second rage quit in the first round yesterday. 3-1, 3-2 and 2-0 wins today. Final was fun. Robert Huth kept Hero Podolski, Reus and Cuadrado completely quiet, and second half goals from Elia and SBC de Jong winning it.
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: Cart79 on April 05, 2017, 06:58:03 pm
Internet was down on Monday night but thankfully resurrected last night so I came on and with urge to add some new players I started to change a couple things with my teams.

TIF Gomez departed the Serie A side.  I did like his performances but his finishing is largely cr@p and Muriel according to reviews has excellent finishing so I've brought him in instead.   Into the midfield I have picked up 89 Verratti who I should be able to fit in, although the most obvious candidate to replace would be Naingollan im not so keen on that.

Big changes afoot in La Liga side too.  I tentatively decided I would pursue 'birthday' Villa, and to finance I have parted with Griezmann! and worse still James Rodriguez.  Two great servants for my Spanish side but if im to get Villa in then I figure ill need a Spanish CAM which may well mean a return IF Thiago, only this time the new card.   Still figuring out how im going to do it, the latest Casemiro might need to go to facilitate this as well.   That's my job for work today, figure out what the heck im going to do.

Looking forward to playing tonight though with all the new players.   Not bought Villa yet either as hoping the price will come down when the new TOTW released too.
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: Kiwi on April 06, 2017, 07:02:27 am
Played across both accounts. Had this thought that I'd try qualify on a/c #2. Lost in the final there - 2 x B'Day Doumbia goals. Yep - sweat fest and cringed at all the through balls. Anyhoo ... might try again tonight though.

Moved to the Torres Team. Not sure what it is, but I really get on well with the F9 formation. I've always like a *1-2 formation, but the 3 (mostly narrow) midfield always struggle with that. Unfortunately 3 atb is just too exposed to people simply wanting to run down the wing - constantly. I wonder if they see 3 atb and automatically go "I'll just run down the wing all game".

Also, kid pointed out that 4312 is just too effective for straight down the middle play 1-2's the whole game. Pro's obviously prefer that and use/switch to 41212 (2) to get the benefit of the CDM.

Torres ... damn it's a good card. Thoroughly enjoying him.
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: UltimateSimmov2 on April 06, 2017, 02:57:50 pm
No WL for me. Whizzed through all attempts last night, getting to various stages of the tourney

Out of the 8 attempts, soundly beaten in 2 of those, the other 6, every time go into a 1,2 or even 3 goal leads then inexplicably 'momentum' swings and I end up getting screwed in the 90th or 120th min.

On the plus side the game play was great for the whole qualifiers.

Like you kiwi, enjoying SBC Torres and switching to the 41212 2 without switching in game is nice
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: Cart79 on April 06, 2017, 06:27:15 pm
unlucky simmo.

I tried a few div 2 games last night and the lag was terrible, well I thought it was the servers as id had sign in issues with xbox live then really bad stop start lag.  Despite that I managed to get a few games in, my griezmann less patched up la liga side felt a bit limp and lost the first game.  2nd game lost, came back from 4-1 down to 4-3 and could've equalised with serie a side.   To be honest I should never have been 4-1 down but my motivation was very low with the server issues.

Plus point of that game was it only took Muriel 2 mins to score on his debut.  He seems pretty good scored on the next match too. Managed to win that one. 

Using 89 Verratti in those games too and he seemed like a bundle of energy in midfield, covered a lot of ground.  Hard to judge with the lag though.

Having second thoughts about buying Villa now, see how the prices are tonight.   What do you expect to happen with FUT Birthday card price once WL rewards come out?  A little dip or go up? I'm relying on fact they might go down but doesn't always work like that.
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: Kiwi on April 06, 2017, 08:05:03 pm
Unlucky Simmo. Relaxed weekend then - at least on the FIFA front. Also, good to hear re: Torres.

Eric - re: prices, they should definitely drop when all open their packs tomorrow morning early (well, my morning, that is). I'd wait once the (rewards) pack opening is in full swing - should be at the lowest then. However, don't think it will last too long, as people with coins will start to snap them up. Sometimes that 'lowest point' could be within 10-15 min of rewards being released.
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: Cart79 on April 06, 2017, 10:22:50 pm
Unlucky Simmo. Relaxed weekend then - at least on the FIFA front. Also, good to hear re: Torres.

Eric - re: prices, they should definitely drop when all open their packs tomorrow morning early (well, my morning, that is). I'd wait once the (rewards) pack opening is in full swing - should be at the lowest then. However, don't think it will last too long, as people with coins will start to snap them up. Sometimes that 'lowest point' could be within 10-15 min of rewards being released.

ill go with that then Kiwi, makes sense to me, as like you mention I am wary of the fact that the extra coins kicking about and the WL price rise may see that it doesn't last too long.   If I can get Villa for 300 i'd be happy with that.  (happier if I got him in a reward pack though, some chance)
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: TWS001 on April 06, 2017, 10:27:15 pm
Sometime between 6 and 6.30 or so this evening is when things dip a bit. People undercutting to get rid of anything valuable but they soon rebound back to normal.

I'm not sure what to do about this weekend. Have been going down the route of making a new team each week for my second team. Last week my Swiss influenced team containing Xhaka, IF Shaqiri and IF Embolo with also my pack pulled Reus and Futchamps Danny Latza, outperformed my main team! Normally have a firm plan by now, with just a couple of areas left to fill. This week it's a thought to get IF Mario Gomez during the rewards drop, maybe get the retro Blaszidhddkowski (not even going to attempt to properly spell) on the right. Behind that I got a cheap IF Pulisic from last weeks TOTW and a SIF Pisz that I snapped up when the birthday stuff smashed prices on Friday. Also could put in my Reus that I haven't sold, maybe my TOTGS Gundogan and kind of hybrid in the perfect link from Burnley of SIF Keane and SIF Heaton. They far outperformed what I expected from them last weekend.
Decision to make and will see what rewards brings. Have had a good run of IF's and walkouts from them the past couple of weeks.......
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: Kiwi on April 07, 2017, 05:47:27 am
Good luck Eric. See there are already 4 newbies <330k and the lowest is now <320k. Hope the trend continues.

Rewards ... meh. Nothing of note. Gold pack from b'day SBC on main acc = Miranda, 12k. Nice return for discards in the club, but those weekly rewards have turned into utter sh!te.
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: TWS001 on April 08, 2017, 01:00:08 am
Had my worst rewards for a while. Got nothing apart from Arda Turan in the three packs.
Did manage to pick up a few of this weeks IF's during the period straight after they were released. Picked up Gomez for 14k which was 8k less than he was half an hour earlier. Also got Delaney, Sinclair, and the Japanese silver guy for discard price.

IF Mario Gomez was excellent. Even though I was playing awfully, he still managed to get six goals in five games, including a stunning hat trick in the last game and a crazy weak foot thirty yarder in the first match.

The new team looks like this, in 4231(2):

IF Gomez

IF Pulisic

Reus - FB Baszycyzczkowski

TOTGS Gundogan - Luiz Gustavo

Clichy - IF Reid - SIF Keane - SIF Piszcech

SIF Heaton.

Clichy the one that I didn't want to use, could have done a couple of other things. Was considering IF Mustafi and a German LB. Schmeltzer is one I have in my club and played in one team last weekend. He isn't great though and didn't want to splash out on Mustafi and Hector or the other German IF LB. Reid did well with Keane and Heaton last week so put him in.

Not really looking forward to it though. More absolute grinding and conceding ridiculous rebounds, deflections and complete nonsensical goals galore and losing games you have absolutely no idea why!

Hopefully will do better than the 18-17/18-18 of the last three weekends, but wouldn't bet on it.
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: Kiwi on April 08, 2017, 06:12:27 am
@Eric ... did you get him? See he's now 293k on FUTBIN, but not sure if that's the real price as UT is down for me across all devices.
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: Cart79 on April 08, 2017, 07:31:26 am
Hey kiwi yeah I got him for 300k and got Isco as well for 147 I think.  Haven't seen villa much lower than 300 but I've overpaid a little for few other players.  Tried villa last night 2 defeats out of 2 and no goals for villa using the narrow 41212.  Have changed it back to 4312 and see if he fares any better, the servers on seasons were rubbish so that could've been a factor too.

Played first 3 WL games with my fav side the serie A one.  Won all 3 the first 2 rage quit around ht 2 or 3 down.   Team played brilliant all over and icardi and Muriel up top scoring plenty.  3rd game went a goal down and came back to win 4-1, been surprised at the positive start after form in seasons. 
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: Kiwi on April 08, 2017, 08:12:09 am
Good job mate & GL with the rest. Hope Villa gets better too
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: Kiwi on April 08, 2017, 08:12:38 am
Oh ... would love to make some trades ... STILL waiting to get in. 2 hours now. SMH!
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: TWS001 on April 08, 2017, 08:37:34 am
They've extended the wl league until Tuesday am already. Servers are worst I've had. Menus are laggy, gameplay is shocking. Button delay, strange lag, impossible to play any fluent football. Just suits the usual filthy driven passes forwards at any opportunity and feed of bounces crew. Ended up 1-2, and it really wasn't worth attempting to play on it was so bad.

I'm a bit bored of my usual teams at the moment so have chucked together a crazy team to go with the one a few posts earlier. The newest team contains SBC Griffiths at striker, SIF Scott Sinclair behind him, IF Matt Phillips at RM and Lee Cattermole at CDM! Sod the standard Martial, Walker, Kante players! I'm going to use crazy IF's and unused players and see what happens. IF I don't qualify next weekend, I don't really care. Not going to use the same damn teams and players over and over.

The last game was a 3-1 comeback win. First goals for the club by Phillips and Sinclair, plus a strike from substitute Salah sealing it.
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: UltimateSimmov2 on April 08, 2017, 09:19:02 am
Whilst you guys are swanning it in the WL, I'm loving seasons tonight. Super slick game play.

Sold off Messi sadly but no room in the 41212 2. Replaced him with Rui Costa. Just bought FB Villa for 290k too.  Time to test
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: Cart79 on April 08, 2017, 07:00:39 pm
Villa improved a little last night but not feeling that new side and stuck them all up for sale, just as new motm were released  ::) my timing is horrendous, so will lose yet more coins on this, villa being the main one, down to 275 now. 

Finished WL last night on 3-3.   Win 3 with serie A side, lose 2 with la liga side then last one with serie A side.  This has been an ongoing trend lately with la liga side so sentiment aside (bye Aduriz and co) should now have 800k to make a new team, sorta b side but not really for that money.   

Not drawn to any league in particular, maybe bundes, maybe a 2nd serie A side.  Not sure I fancy prem again yet.  Like the new higuain card though and also keen on the top lacazette card maybe paired with new Ben arfa too.
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: TWS001 on April 09, 2017, 08:46:58 am
Played six more games this evening. Had to work today so not that much time and tired. Plus side of that though is that i'm off on Monday and with the extension might have an outside chance of getting the games done.
Lost and won a game each 2-0, SBC Griffiths getting his first goals for the club, and then a three goal first half rage quit win. Then the games that broke me! Three times in a row the games went all the way to penalties! Lost the first, which wasnt bad as the guy actually tried to play and deserved the win after i got lucky to get a 2-2 draw. Won the next two against guys that could well have been playing for their lives and was a total grind. Although it was very nice to shut down Ronaldo and Bale with Cattermole and Nyom!

All this left me 5-4 and enjoying using some different players, but that enjoyment being killed by the opponents horrendous playstyles.
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: Cart79 on April 09, 2017, 08:12:22 pm
Last night went a bit better for me.  Just using the serie A side and armed with some squad fitness cards, I got 3 wins in a row and moved onto record of 7-5.   Happy with that hoping for gold 2 again this weekend just need to keep this kinda form. 

Starting to love verratti in midfield, Think he's better than the IF Casemiro actually makes as many tackles or more, nice passing and mobility.  Got a goal or 2 last night with him too.  Beat a stacked team with about 4 legends in it 6-2 last night, that felt good.

For a new side, I'm leaning for now towards a 433 with motm higuain.  His price fluctuates massively though right now. So maybe post weekend I'll get him on board.  Surely he won't get an IF for 2 goals against chievo when he has a motm card out?
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: UltimateSimmov2 on April 09, 2017, 10:58:51 pm
Nice one Eric. Hope you get gold 2

You not fancy waiting on Higgy? His TOTS won't be far off. Not one for me though. Just couldn't get his 93 to be a real threat. Ended up using it in the Torres SBC

Playing in the league continues to be pleasurable. With the vast majority of sweat in the weekend league the games are actually nice to play and any defeats feel deserved. Enjoying the main and fitness teams atm with the great FB Villa as the sub in both. Him and Torres I'd imagine would be lethal with a messi in behind as CAM.

Looking at the qualifying requirements for the first tourney of next week, does that mean only 3 IF's are allowed in the squad? Wonder if any Legends or SBC versions count towards that too?

Did the mm SBC and finished off the European tour one. Some decent reward packs this week but sadly sod all in them. Becoming the norm now
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: Cart79 on April 10, 2017, 02:53:18 am
Thanks onto 8-6 now so still on track.  Tough team in last match and I despite playing really well 2 really clinical finishes from motm son.  Managed to equalise with 5 mins left which was deserved then pressing for winner I just got dc'd luckily it didn't count against me, just a void match, but still a little annoying.

I could hold off probably, I'll see how price goes, buy at right time and you could make 100k minus tax potentially but that may change once wl concludes.  I was going to say it's still a month till Toty but it's actually not that long now you mention it.  I suppose if i can stay in WL getting gold most weeks the coins earned from that help offset trade losses.  Still don't want to squander them though so will keep in mind.
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: TWS001 on April 10, 2017, 10:12:47 am
10-8.

Really struggling to.motivate myself to play it. Won five out of six penalty shoot outs so far, and had some ridiculous luck with the normal comical goals I concede strangely being scored by me for once! Could be so much different, but I'll take 10-8! Not working tomorrow so should be ok to get enough games in.
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: TWS001 on April 10, 2017, 11:36:10 pm
Up to 14-10 so far today. Been playing against the worst quality opponents possible. Park the bus, only control Kante whilst defending and if he does manage to get the ball, just spams it forward to a pace front three and one two up the pitch. Absolutely no build up play what so ever!

So, another new glitch has been discovered! Apparently (and it works) if the opponent pauses before kickoff to most likely change to 41212(2) and sub on Ronaldo at striker, you can just click forfeit and the game doesn't count. As long as the game hasn't kicked off. So now they pass back to a CB and do it!

Also, the code pro's and top 100 tryhards use to avoid each other is having two very similar kits and quickly flashing them on the kit select team. Found that out today and would explain the pounding I took on Saturday when some guy flashed two red kits at me.
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: TheBaldyBuddha on April 11, 2017, 08:54:36 am
Up to 14-10 so far today. Been playing against the worst quality opponents possible. Park the bus, only control Kante whilst defending and if he does manage to get the ball, just spams it forward to a pace front three and one two up the pitch. Absolutely no build up play what so ever!

So, another new glitch has been discovered! Apparently (and it works) if the opponent pauses before kickoff to most likely change to 41212(2) and sub on Ronaldo at striker, you can just click forfeit and the game doesn't count. As long as the game hasn't kicked off. So now they pass back to a CB and do it!

Also, the code pro's and top 100 tryhards use to avoid each other is having two very similar kits and quickly flashing them on the kit select team. Found that out today and would explain the pounding I took on Saturday when some guy flashed two red kits at me.

Can confirm the backout's not counting did one tonight after seeing this and didn't count, nice to know  ;D
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: TheBaldyBuddha on April 11, 2017, 08:56:38 am
Got to 18 wins with 3 to play was flying on Saturday was 14-9 at one stage but form went belly up and was a struggle to get over the line but done now, loved having the extra day would like to see this become a thing for next year
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: TWS001 on April 11, 2017, 09:05:48 am
Got to Gold 3, was absolutely horrendous though. Got to 16-12 and had had enough of the absolute crap I was having to face. It has got so bad now. Absolute lowest of the low for anti football crap. Just sit there and smash the ball forward to three speedsters. And I've now got to the stage where I'm just taking corners short and walking them out for a goal kick. It's almost 50-50 that they get a break and score a counter. Also, with the cushion I had of having twelve games remaining to get two wins, I just quit out against any idiots. Ended up taking 8 games and finished 18-18. Saved a lot of joyless nonsense at least!
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: Cart79 on April 11, 2017, 06:51:38 pm
Hey guys.  Also made it to 18 wins with 3 games left, went 2-0 down in the next game and just chucked it as I had enough.

Was hoping to get to Gold 2 and should really have managed it, no complaints about my team, but the servers were terrible again last night, some severe button delay, fast forward lag kept affecting me at the most inopportune moments of a game, whilst defending an attack or trying to equalise.  There was more than one occasion where it cost me to concede and also gilt edged chances to score.  Really was crap last night.   Had a few games where there was a continuous lag in the gameplay too, almost stop start, but more just a consistent and intermittent lag throughout the match.  A couple of games this only came on in the second half but made it nearly unplayable and yet I saw no disruption to my opponents fluency of play.   
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: TWS001 on April 11, 2017, 09:50:01 pm
It got to the stage yesterday that against these counter attack, park the bus cowards that just spam balls forward to three pacey forwards that stay forward on the halfway line, that if I got a corner against them, I would take it short and walk it out for a goal kick! Lost count of the amount I conceded from my own corner kicks this weekend. Barely scored from any corners so why give them a three on two break away?
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: Kiwi on April 12, 2017, 05:30:22 am
I didn't play much this weekend - possibly 10 games. Kid wanted to play as many as possible - needs to get some game time in before regionals next week Friday. But, even he is simply struggling against pretty much what everybody else is going through - the abusing of the game by specific reta@rds. When he does play against someone of "reasonable quality or better", it's more enjoyable and he wins most of them.

He stopped when he got the 18. I played a few more for Gold 2 & left it there with a few games left. CBA!

I think since the restriction on only winning once, there is a far larger amount of tw@ts in the WL. I can see it in the GT's. Prior to this, there were possibly the same batch of 20, even 30 people he would come up against, week-in, week-out. Now, maybe 5, max 10. And they are all massive try hards.

Even in qualifying tournament last night, QF stage - guy goes up a goal and starts time wasting ... 30th min. I don't know ... love the game of football and love UT. But the quality of opposition is horrible (not good players - just tw@ts).
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: UltimateSimmov2 on April 12, 2017, 06:46:03 am
Will have to see how this weekend fairs as I'm back in it. 1st attempt saw me through with the only 'difficult' game in the final in which I scraped through 1-0. Proper backs to the wall stuff.

Used a Bundesliga midfield and defence with a Portuguese front 3, subbed off for Suarez, Ronaldo and Torres. Star man was 75 Keita. This has made me want his TOTS. I'd imagine that his current 87 must be some card.

No interest in the new league SBC's here. Pretty much set for the remainder of fut
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: TheBaldyBuddha on April 13, 2017, 03:42:38 am
About time the sorted this

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Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: Cart79 on April 13, 2017, 04:26:10 am
Yeah a nice move.  Means I'll get an extra IF tomorrow as I got gold 2 for monthly. 
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: Kiwi on April 13, 2017, 05:06:40 am
It is a good move, but FFS why don't they mention this PRIOR to the freakin' month they release it in! Kid (and I guess me to an extent) didn't play 30+ games on the main acc.

Ah EA ... you do my head in!
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: Cart79 on April 14, 2017, 06:01:13 am
I've just realised I haven't got monthly awards yet  ???

Made 2  acquisitions, bought motm higuain as I'd planned, then spontaneously decided to sell perisic and pick up fif dybala at cam.  Hopefully they can live up to price tags a little.
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: Cart79 on April 14, 2017, 06:58:26 am
Thought I try the debutants out, semi final of WL qualifying as it's only mode I can get a game in this week.  Semi final then, go a goal down to etoo but got an equaliser through higuain pretty quickly.  Then went ahead from icardi and was very comfortable with more goals coming when it lags then says I've been disconnected from the server.  No doubt a loss for me, puts me off playing more although I'd be more annoyed if I actually needed to qualify. 
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: UltimateSimmov2 on April 14, 2017, 08:49:59 am
On a current downward spiral of form heading into the weekend league. Not looking forward to it

Got sod all yet again in the SBC's. The guaranteed IF, whilst a welcome change, yielded the PSV Mexican midfielder (forget his name), but sold straight away for 20k
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: Kiwi on April 14, 2017, 11:24:45 am
Monthlies just out now.

Must admit, pack luck has been so horrendous & no doubt, it continued. With stacked options, the main acc didn't even get a player from the 1st page - Cuadrado, then 2x 85's, 2 x 84's.

The Ultimate Pack from B'day ... 83 rated Koulibaly ... from 30 players ... it gave that back. Honestly, am a little dumbstruck by that. On the 2nd acc, 'only' got a rare mega pack, but got 3 x 84-rated cards in there. Also, 5 fitnesses so the 2nd acc

However, did MM on both acc's, Dost on the one, Hunt on the other. Again, seriously not trying to be greedy, but it just seems like a major slap in the face these past few weeks. Only saving grace is that these are pretty much mostly done with cards in the club. Not a single cent spent on packs - can't see me going full tilt this TOTS.
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: UltimateSimmov2 on April 14, 2017, 04:55:14 pm
 :-\ 3 useless silver IF's for silver 2 monthly. Birthday pack had Ribery
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: Kiwi on April 14, 2017, 05:25:49 pm
Kid needs to do a full weekend, so loaded up with a few fitness cards and qualified on the acc #2, at the 2nd attempt. Must admit it was easier than in the evenings. Wonder if leaving it late is once again easier ?!?!

But, after that decided I need 2 teams.
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: UltimateSimmov2 on April 14, 2017, 05:42:36 pm
1 game, 1 win. Slo-Mo city. EA, note for future, when weekend league starts, be prepared and turn extra servers on, or at least more than one  >:(
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: UltimateSimmov2 on April 14, 2017, 07:02:26 pm
Just got royally shafted in game 2. Much better connection and 2 up early. Total bs pen just before the break made it 2-1 & was backs to the wall stuff in the second half. 86mins I make 2 subs. Kante comes on to take the game home. 90 something min I make a slight mistake but concede a corner. Clear it towards the edge of the box and Kante, without any control or a button press, decides to charge like a battering ram into his player as he is jumping to head the ball. Penalty 2-2. Fuming

Lost 4-2 in et to another 2 rebound goals.

Effing sick. Tell me ea there is no momentum/scripting/levelling in this game. This felt like one of those pre-determined games. Seriously listen to the commentator. He actually gives away what's going to happen "2 goal leads are dangerous" whaddaya know, 2-2 or 3-2 before you can do anything
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: Cart79 on April 14, 2017, 08:09:04 pm
Those commentators grate on me.  When you concede a crappy goal and there like 'oh yes that's been coming they've been far the better side' and I'm like no they haven't  >:(

Other random commentaries I hate 'his name is short and sharp blah blah its harry Kane' and one that just sounds ridiculous almost distracting 'idriss iguana gueye' it's like they are introducing royalty, aside from the actual name lol.

Monthly rewards grrr - thauvin dzagoev tadic and prieto.  Pretty rubbish and non usable really.
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: UltimateSimmov2 on April 14, 2017, 08:59:39 pm
Finished 3-3. Enough for the day.

Maybe tomorrow I might get a fair game.

Love it, but hate it
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: TWS001 on April 14, 2017, 09:16:59 pm
Let my little girl open my weekly rewards yesterday evening. She's never seen anything other than bog standard players packed so when on the first pack a huge firework came flying out, so got rather excited! Was IF Bas Dost. She also got a duplicate Marcial in another one so not too bad.
She also my Silver 1 rewards and the ultimate birthday pack this morning. Got me SIF Keane as the gold, and Josh King and Quique as the silvers. Not too bad really. Already have 50 plus game on my normal SIF Keane so he will be sold and the red one will get use.
The ultimate pack from the FUT birthday thing. What can I say? Got one 83 and three 82's. And the 83, Javier Hernandez, I already have as Untradable. Was an absolutely appalling pack!

Did the marquee matchups last night using almost entirely duplicates off my trade pile and Untradable silvers. Got Guardado as the TOTW player. Judging by the amount of them on the transfer list, so did everyone else! Also have made over 100k selling Russians in my club.
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: Kiwi on April 14, 2017, 09:20:28 pm
Yeah - finished too Simmo - 3-2 for me. Last was a penalty loss - but, my own fault having got a CB sent off early, then realised I had swapped the CB & CDM incorrectly, so played for almost a half with 1 CB. D'oh!

Re: commentators, simply cannot stand the English commentary. Still have it on Mexican Spanish - always will.
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: Cart79 on April 15, 2017, 04:11:11 am
Quick summary of my games lost the first 4, 2 in extra time, one due to centre backs running into each other and gifting opponent the winner.  Pulled it back to 3-4 now.  One of my wins was a 5-4 game which was a bit crazy my opponent came from behind 4 times. 

Liking dybala although future may not be at cam.  Not so much higuain and with his value crashingbhas found his way to the trade pile.  Aim is to get Messi but will be a little short on coins, don't want to sell any of my favs.
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: TheBaldyBuddha on April 15, 2017, 04:47:40 am
Quick summary of my games lost the first 4, 2 in extra time, one due to centre backs running into each other and gifting opponent the winner.  Pulled it back to 3-4 now.  One of my wins was a 5-4 game which was a bit crazy my opponent came from behind 4 times. 


Thanks Eric for writing a summary for me even down to the 5-4 game  ;D ;D
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: TWS001 on April 15, 2017, 06:56:15 am
I've given up. Had over 2 second button delay in the two games I attempted. Complete waste of time.
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: Kiwi on April 15, 2017, 09:59:32 am
Kid started his games - 5 wins last night. First game today - XBL disconnect whilst 3-0 up. Laughable.
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: Kiwi on April 15, 2017, 10:27:57 am
... almost 2 hours later now, I play the first one - disconnect when a goal up.

Great!
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: Kiwi on April 15, 2017, 05:04:33 pm
Another 2 losses after the disconnect .., left me at 3-5 and not feeling good. Sold Salah.

Managed to get onto a decent run after that (6-1) for an interim 9-6 record. Kid then played a bunch (won them all, the sod).
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: TWS001 on April 15, 2017, 05:56:37 pm
I left it a while and went back on late last night. A completely different story. The ludicrous button delay was gone and it seemed quite smooth. Managed to turn 0-3 into 3-4. Last game sums up this mode really. Guy had a 41212(2) with 8 red cards, an SBC, an IF all in correct position, and........... Musa! Took great delight winning that one! Either he'd got very lucky and got all the exact right players to fit the team or more likely, he was an elite level player. Was absolutely terrible though. Only way he could score was from pretty much undefendable near post corners. The game had it perfected. Luckily he only got two corners and I got four goals with SBC Lewandowski doing some serious damage.
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: Kiwi on April 15, 2017, 08:13:31 pm
" ... Musa". Damn! Stuns me that there are SO many really good cards on this game, yet idiots choose to use the likes of that card.

Repetitiveness is the killer in this game - from team to game play (the continuous spamming of through balls to an Auba-matwat or similar).
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: Kiwi on April 15, 2017, 09:57:54 pm
Finished on 13-6 ...  Given I was 3-5 at one point, I'l certainly take that!

Didn't play last week, so to get Gold 3 for monthly, will need to have an average 22/23 wins for the next 3 weeks. Hope to average 50% wins in the 20-odd games - would be great to do that!
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: TWS001 on April 16, 2017, 12:16:08 am
Very doubtful I'll have enough time this weekend to get Gold 3 unless I go on a decent winning run and do it in 30 games or so.
The state of the gameplay in the weekend league though is getting worse and worse. The vast majority of games is the opponent camped deep and when they get the ball just smash it forward asap to their front three, all of who are small and kick (or Martial who is stronger but still quick), Vardy, Musa, Mane or whatever and try and through ball or run to the byline and cut back . Just gets so boring really quickly. There is no buildup play at all from my opponents.
In recent weeks, when it becomes obvious that this is their strategy, I've just started moving my back line back from my standard 47 to 20-30, defending on how fast or reliant they are on this. If they are really bad, this normally kills them stone dead.
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: UltimateSimmov2 on April 16, 2017, 06:33:34 am
5-5.

2 comfortable wins, then the flip. 2 defeats. First one thoroughly outplayed, no arguments. 2nd, usual bs. Ridiculous og (triple deflection - shot going way wide, 1st defection took it closer, 2nd a bit more and lastly the keeper pushed it in for good measure) set the tone.

Just dont know how the good players beat the bs. The total helplessness we all feel just doesn't affect them. I could play this game for another 10 years and I know for a fact that 40-0 will never happen
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: TWS001 on April 16, 2017, 07:14:11 am
BS not too bad so far tonight. Only halfway to Gold so plenty of time I guess! Has anyone tried MotM Stindl? Him at CAM, behind SBC Lewandoski is causing serious damage! Could have hit upon my favourite team so far on 17. Ask me again this time tomorrow though.....
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: TheBaldyBuddha on April 16, 2017, 07:16:43 am
had a stinker yesterday 3-7 and haven't had any time so far today to play as have relations over until tuesday so don't know if i will get any games in, did decide to finish the big 3 on the Suarez SBC got jack from the packs other than POTY Sharp. Funded it with sales from the MM SBC made 370k selling players and some Chem cards from the club.

Now to build a team
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: UltimateSimmov2 on April 16, 2017, 09:09:54 am
8-8. Just can't seem to get more than 2 ahead. Connection has been spot on though in the last 4 games
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: UltimateSimmov2 on April 16, 2017, 11:14:26 am
Finished 9-11

Lost the last 3. Should've stopped at 9-9 as I felt the game play changing but wanted to get to the halfway point. Grrr
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: TheBaldyBuddha on April 16, 2017, 11:54:35 am
had a stinker yesterday 3-7


Brought it back to 10-9 tonight after everyone went to bed  ;D

lost the first to some typical 90th min goal against a loaded team, next 3 lasted a total of 48 in game mins 3 RQ was nice but continued the wins to get it back to positive, hoping tomorrow night plays as well.
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: Kiwi on April 16, 2017, 12:10:50 pm
Glorious start ... 0-3. Ahead in 2 of them.

SMH
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: Kiwi on April 16, 2017, 12:26:41 pm
Loss #4.

Sluggish. Time wasting tw@ts.

Just wow.
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: Kiwi on April 16, 2017, 01:24:38 pm
3 wins after those 4 losses. Thankfully.
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: Cart79 on April 16, 2017, 07:16:10 pm
Didn't play a game yesterday and have just the 25 to get through today  ::)

Bought Messi this morning.  Quick game, scores after 3 mins with a silky finesse.  Icardi added a similar strike off both posts, then Messi finesses in another beauty leading to a rage quit inside 30 mins.  Think that has to go down as a near perfect debut  ;D
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: TWS001 on April 16, 2017, 09:07:19 pm
Think I ended up 11-12 last night. After foolishly saying I was not having much BS yesterday evening, it started big time. Started off with two defeats, one in the 90th minute and one in the 120th minute. Guy even messaged apologising. Was a close game so wasn't even annoyed. At least he tried to play. Messaged him back and wished him good luck. A first for weekend league!
After that won four in a row, then lost four in a row, some comically, and pulled it back with two wins in the final two matches of the night.

Need seven wins tonight. Not looking forward to that, could be torturous, if I even have the time!
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: TheBaldyBuddha on April 16, 2017, 09:18:33 pm
Had a couple of single matches after WL last night using my silver French team just to unwind.

(https://gyazo.com/ff12f1bb66e73b44c9f54aeae9306d79.png)

first game this

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IPHjM3Ih64w
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: UltimateSimmov2 on April 17, 2017, 03:45:24 am
I'm currently playing my best ever fut, by a long way. Dominating against god tier teams , yet why the actual Fk have I won 1 game in 6!

Can't buy a win, it is truly unbelievable.

Had 18 games to get 8 wins. Now have 14 and I'm getting that usual feeling of inevitability that I'm coming up short

Bollocks
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: Cart79 on April 17, 2017, 06:48:14 am
Typical simmo eh.  Keep going though you might stumble upon a run of good form (result wise)

I'm flying but against the clock to get the matches done.  Messi has been brilliant.  Finesse abuse with him but he's so good at it  ;D  liking fif dybala too he's so classy and scored some great goals too.  One game I went behind to a low rated team and the guy celebrated with the shoulder drop.  Wasn't too impressed and thought he might be getting ahead of himself.  Won 4-1 and celebrated each goal just as he did the first, sweet revenge. 

Last game was unusual too.  Another low rated team went 2-0 up against me, I had loads of shots and missed lots of chances to get back in it before getting one throug messi with 15 left.  Anyway missed a seemingly certain goal to level it up, then my opponent scores a deliberate own goal.  From kickoff he repeated it and I won 3-2.  I messaged him after and said thanks but why? He replied he hadn't enough games.   First for everything eh.  Sitting on 14-10 currently, reckon I could get gold 2 if I can get through my games
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: UltimateSimmov2 on April 17, 2017, 07:04:46 am
On 15 with 7 left. Just lost the last 2 on pens  :-\

Just thinking, during all games so far I am yet to get a penalty during normal or extra time
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: TheBaldyBuddha on April 17, 2017, 07:57:59 am
Haven't moved on since last night have 21 games left could be pulling an all nighter  >:(
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: UltimateSimmov2 on April 17, 2017, 08:10:57 am
Haven't moved on since last night have 21 games left could be pulling an all nighter  >:(

(http://memeshappen.com/media/created/You-can-DO-it-meme-18134.jpg)
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: Kiwi on April 17, 2017, 12:03:55 pm
Well, ended on 21 wins on the 2nd a/c. Kid did take over for the last 3 wins as I was 'raging a bit'. Overall, I guess I should look back and say it was 'ok' given that I got to the 18 wins with plenty to spare. I was really hoping for an extra win or 2 to make Gold 3 Monthly a possibility.

Now, it's a damn hard struggle to get that!
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: TheBaldyBuddha on April 17, 2017, 01:50:54 pm
Didn't know EA released a new game tonight **** me i must have had one good night last night because Fifa became fight night if teams in RL played like the teams i played tonight the would run outta field able players after 3 games joke, feel like i have been abused by someone after those games why do i bother, my love for this game is gone it's not enjoyable to sit in you're sitting room every weekend stressed about this **** i get enough stress from work to shortin my life enough.

I'm OUT lads enjoy this vile community and putrid gaming company
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: UltimateSimmov2 on April 17, 2017, 04:12:54 pm
Closed out on 19. Should've been at least 7-8 more if the game was realistic. Already looking forward to next weekend's hell
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: UltimateSimmov2 on April 17, 2017, 04:15:21 pm
@ Buddha

Don't let it get to you.... although its difficult

A week or 2 out might help. It did for me as seasons was a joy to play whilst everyone else was battling WL
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: Kiwi on April 17, 2017, 06:17:27 pm
Seasons is certainly a "breather"! Given that it's another qualification route, thought I'd spend time there.

So, played today plenty after the kid finished his WL (35 W's, the brat). Last week I got promotion to D8 with a few wins - kid had last played there a few months back.

Won every game in D8, 7 & 6. 2 of them were co-op with the kid ... kinda weird actually. Those days are gone ... :(.

Anyhoo ... yes, they are definitely not the best of opposition - seriously! But, need to get through them. It does mean that it's a great trial for new teams. Yes, I changed it up again. The main reason ... it is nigh impossible to compete in the WL properly, without playing a *-12 formation .

Absolutely need those 2 strikers ...
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: TWS001 on April 17, 2017, 06:33:06 pm
Made Gold 3 with 18-16. Honestly though, the absolute crap I was facing. I think every single game I played yesterday (and it felt like this whole weekend), was exactly the same. Opponent with all their players camped deep, with three players left forward. As soon as they get the ball they just smash it blindly forwards, normally perfect passes played forward whilst facing the opposite way. It is just absolute crap.
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: Cart79 on April 17, 2017, 09:55:12 pm
I was up till 3am and thankfully got gold 2 without needing to use the last couple games, was tired enough by then.   

My only recurring issue throughout a lot of games was the button delay and lag.  The weird thing was games would often be fine then at some point during the game, the lag would arrive.  There were games I was winning comfortably that became backs to wall affair as I couldn't string passes together with button delay. Happened quite a lot and was very annoying. 

When it was lag free though my team was playing great, great fun to use and some good goals on the way.  Might attempt to upload some today now the dust has settled.
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: TheBaldyBuddha on April 18, 2017, 01:43:47 am
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CgEWxQnQO_0

????????
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: Cart79 on April 18, 2017, 04:26:28 am
That's messed up Buddha.  I think I know why it happens though, I think collisions and deflections aren't really coded properly in game.  I've had that with players being wiped out in the box and no penalty been given, pretty annoying.  That's got to be given offside though regardless. 
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: Kiwi on April 18, 2017, 06:16:39 am
Tough call. RB is so close though.

Think this is the challenge with the game. There are some of these things that I find silly - especially slight touches (player on player) that the impact engine decides the player needs to make an exaggerated move (you end up losing possession).

It is complex but I guess this is the first year on the Frostbite engine. They probably focused more on everything looking good, before resolving some of those coding issues. Sucks.
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: TWS001 on April 18, 2017, 09:30:52 am
Went into the daily tournament and 1st round had one of games where nothing goes right and you just can't figure out why or how you just lost!
Second run was better. Stroller to the final with 3-0, 5-0 and 3-0 wins. The semi final being a first half rage quit. The final was another of "those games". My bronze CB, IF Ricardo Santos, had SBC Higuain in his pocket all game. Unfortunately though, the biggest danger to me was my own goalkeeper, the downgraded Rui Patricio. Somehow he managed to gift my opponent the lead by scoring an own goal by pushing a pea roller that was straight at him into his own goal via his hand and then back off his leg. It was unreal!
Luckily I got the equaliser after 77 minutes through Quintero and despite lots of chances it ended up going to penalties. The opponent didn't seen to have grasped how to take them and a win soon followed.

The pack reward was decent and gave me Daniel Carvajal as the one rare player. Talking of packs, marquee matchups was kind to me this week. Got SIF John Brooks from the rare gold pack and a walkout from the prime gold players pack. It was only an 85 rated, Dani Alves, but not bad considering i used about 30 of the duplicates stored on my trade pile, and didn't have to spend a single coin.
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: Kiwi on April 18, 2017, 11:36:38 am
Good job mate.

MM - also had a walkout - Cesc = 9.4k. Not going to complain as the 5 packs probably netted close on 50k if we had to sell off the fitness/healing/hunter cards. Like you did not need to but anything.
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: UltimateSimmov2 on April 19, 2017, 03:04:09 pm
Good luck Kiwi jnr for this weekend. Hopefully the FIFA gods will be kind
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: Kiwi on April 19, 2017, 06:16:19 pm
Thanks Simmo - will pass along! Dropped them off at the airport a few hours ago - plane has literally just taken off.

As much as I'd love to be there, the thoughts of a 13+ hr flight kinda puts me off :D
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: TheBaldyBuddha on April 19, 2017, 10:43:56 pm
Thanks Simmo - will pass along! Dropped them off at the airport a few hours ago - plane has literally just taken off.

As much as I'd love to be there, the thoughts of a 13+ hr flight kinda puts me off :D

Valium and sleeping tablets are great for those flights Kiwi  ;D ;D

Pass on my best wishes to him will be watching.

Hoping to be heading to Thailand just after Christmas this year as a  surprise to the wife she hasn't been home in a couple of years, just trying to see the best time to book. Heading to Dusseldorf on the 19th of May with the lads for a stag looking forward to that big time  ;D
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: Kiwi on April 20, 2017, 06:13:19 am
Thanks BB - will do.

Thailand - that'll be pretty lengthy transit time too. Hope that all works out.

And yeah, sleeping tablets for the missus - that's for sure. The kid - he'll fall asleep anywhere. :D
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: TheBaldyBuddha on April 20, 2017, 06:42:11 am
Thanks BB - will do.

Thailand - that'll be pretty lengthy transit time too. Hope that all works out.

And yeah, sleeping tablets for the missus - that's for sure. The kid - he'll fall asleep anywhere. :D

Ah it's not too bad 1hr 15 to Amsterdam 11hr 30 to Bangkok
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: Kiwi on April 20, 2017, 07:37:21 am
Thanks BB - will do.

Thailand - that'll be pretty lengthy transit time too. Hope that all works out.

And yeah, sleeping tablets for the missus - that's for sure. The kid - he'll fall asleep anywhere. :D

Ah it's not too bad 1hr 15 to Amsterdam 11hr 30 to Bangkok

Anything over 3.5 hrs (Auckland to Sydney/Melbourne/Brisbane) for me is now deemed too long ;D.
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: TWS001 on April 21, 2017, 07:47:41 pm
Switched to 4231 from 4231(2) for the second daily tournament this week. Had so many games where O completely doninated the opposition, including one where I had 18 shots to the opponents 2, and lost 2-1 in the 90th minute after hitting the post four times! Won the daily tournament last night with all four games being 62% possession or higher. One of the teams I have reworked slightly and will take into the weekend league, and still trying to decide what to do for a second team. De Gea and IF Kompany will figure though.
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: Kiwi on April 21, 2017, 09:23:28 pm
Have the enviable task (not!) of trying to manage both accounts this weekend.

4 hours in and 5-3 on the main a/c and just quit a game on 2nd a/c for 2-1.

Eeek! :o :o
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: TheBaldyBuddha on April 22, 2017, 02:24:42 am
**** Kiwi just seen that the games have started is the lad playing ??
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: Kiwi on April 22, 2017, 03:52:40 am
Morning ... early up (4:30 :o)

Yeah mate. Just finished his first - lost 0-2 ::)

And, it's not even against the TOUGH game (MSDossary)
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: TheBaldyBuddha on April 22, 2017, 03:57:08 am
Was kinda watching BS second goal rebound, did kinda look sluggish his end two touch control and such hate that ****
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: Kiwi on April 22, 2017, 04:02:05 am
Yeah - the ending - him trying to get shots off ... he's not impressed :P
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: Kiwi on April 22, 2017, 04:08:53 am
Just lost his 2nd to MSDossary - 2-5.

Edit ... with SuperStar winning his 2nd too ... he can't progress.

Oh well ...
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: UltimateSimmov2 on April 22, 2017, 04:26:54 am
Ahh balls

Picked the worst time to start my weekend league campaign during tott release , 0-2  :(
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: TheBaldyBuddha on April 22, 2017, 04:44:47 am
Just lost his 2nd to MSDossary - 2-5.

Edit ... with SuperStar winning his 2nd too ... he can't progress.

Oh well ...

Missed that feck it free trip anyway
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: Kiwi on April 22, 2017, 05:03:26 am
Yeah mate ... he's down, hates losing. The one guy in his group that wasn't in Sydney, asked why was everything so laggy :D.

Missus taking him for some pancakes with good ol' maple syrup & a cup of Tim Horton's. (I do miss that btw - love their French Vanilla Cappuccino!)
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: UltimateSimmov2 on April 22, 2017, 05:44:26 am
Game is unplayable for me right now. 3rd game lost, now 0-3

Think i'll quit there as more lightning rounds will only continue to disrupt. 

That new Casemiro is cheap. Most of these higher rated ones are in effect pointless as TOTS will follow
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: Kiwi on April 22, 2017, 06:24:00 am
Wow. Doing some packs. Takes 10-15 seconds to quick sell the junk. :o :o
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: Kiwi on April 22, 2017, 06:58:11 am
Game is so screwed - after finishing a game it tells me it's leaving UT ... twice.
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: Kiwi on April 22, 2017, 07:03:47 am
FUT service experience high volume.

WTF EA
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: TheBaldyBuddha on April 22, 2017, 08:21:32 am
I'm getting an error and can't connect to UT  ::) ::) doesn't surprise me

Before 6 the game was fine was 4-0 with 2 first half RQ one at 4-0 another at 2-0 then the **** kicked in and lost 5 gave up then now this FFS
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: Kiwi on April 22, 2017, 08:28:08 am
Yeah mate ... been down since I last posted for me - 1.5 hrs+ now & still down.
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: TheBaldyBuddha on April 22, 2017, 08:59:33 am
Sorry lad didn't know what time that was as since the clocks changed the time on my end has been wonky fixed now  :D

Hoping the prices don't rebound to much Di Maira for under 200k would be nice seeing as he is in no Ligue 1 predictions for TOTS
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: Kiwi on April 22, 2017, 11:05:35 am
Yeah - back in now again. Total of 2 hrs down and back into the grind.

What a grind it is!
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: Kiwi on April 22, 2017, 11:05:53 am
Hoping the prices don't rebound to much Di Maira for under 200k would be nice seeing as he is in no Ligue 1 predictions for TOTS

Damn ... that's cheap!
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: UltimateSimmov2 on April 22, 2017, 03:38:46 pm
0-5

Worst

Start

Ever

This is going to be a looooooooong slog  :-[
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: TWS001 on April 22, 2017, 07:29:36 pm
Got nine games in on the weekend league last night. It was really smooth gameplay, not what I was expecting given that the menus where lagging so badly as the market went completely crazy!
Results were WWLWLLLWW, so ended up 5-4. Two 90th minute loses to ridiculous goals and a penalty loss. Also a spell where my De Gea let in all five shots he faced over his first two games, a 4-2 win and a 1-3 loss. Gotta love it when you pummel their goal and the keeper plays insane whilst yours is incapable of stopping anything. Also, the penalty loss, the opponent keeper make the craziest save I've ever seen in the 120th minute.
5-4 overall but should have been at least 7-2.
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: Kiwi on April 22, 2017, 08:48:58 pm
Done for the day. Up early and my brain is shutting down.

Managing the 2 accounts is draining me. 12-8 on #1 (lost the last game badly) and 7-6 on #2. Getting into the bad habit of raging too quickly as concentration is lacking means I concede way too early.

Did come back from 0-2 down to win 4-3, as well as 1-3 down to win on penalties. Actually, love taking penalty shootouts. Won both of them on the main a/c. A lot of people don't do well at them.

I know it was only down a few hours, but I'd LOVE them to extend. I have work to do tomorrow as well ... not sue how I'll fit that and the remaining 47 games in. LOL
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: UltimateSimmov2 on April 22, 2017, 09:29:39 pm
I managed to turnaround the form a little earlier and got it back to 4-6, which is the kind of usual for my luck
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: Cart79 on April 22, 2017, 09:42:01 pm
I haven't played a single match yet, was feeling a bit pissed about the price drops already and I've just gone on and seen theres some new team out, what the feck for? I've lost 350k on dybala alone.   What a load of crap.   So whilst I know this is part and parcel of the game, but leaves a bad taste and I'm not sure what I'll do now.  I feel like just ditching the game tbh. 
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: UltimateSimmov2 on April 23, 2017, 12:06:17 am
I managed to turnaround the form a little earlier and got it back to 4-6, which is the kind of usual for my luck

Annnnnnd another 5 game losing streak  >:(

Swear that every team I have played this afternoon, apart from being god squads, are all playing park the bus counter attack. I just can't stomach that 'style' of play and refuse to join the bandwagon as much as it might get me more wins. All losses as well have felt inevitable and nothing I'm trying is working

Probably should take a break but can't be bothered to wait it out. I'd rather get this miserable crap out of the way
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: TheBaldyBuddha on April 23, 2017, 12:52:16 am
I haven't played a single match yet, was feeling a bit pissed about the price drops already and I've just gone on and seen theres some new team out, what the feck for? I've lost 350k on dybala alone.   What a load of crap.   So whilst I know this is part and parcel of the game, but leaves a bad taste and I'm not sure what I'll do now.  I feel like just ditching the game tbh.

Yea seen the prices on Dybala yesterday and was thinking about you, **** it man doesnt really matter only a game, sure i sold a ton of low rated IF's on Thursday and boom needed for SBC.

Done 2 untradeable TOTT got Howades and The other Argie CB threw him into a Tardeable SBC got the turkish brazilian lad meh CBA

Am 6-6 after last night, haven't played yet today take it they haven't extended it ah well will have to try later not arsed though.

Know what you mean TWS about losing poxy pen shootouts

(https://gyazo.com/d854103778953b7dbc31cd24c6b85a7d.png)
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: UltimateSimmov2 on April 23, 2017, 03:41:08 am
At 8-14, so need 10 from the last 18. Dismal this afternoon and by far the worst experience thus far in champs

As much as I've hated it would rather make it than go through quals
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: Kiwi on April 23, 2017, 07:01:40 am
Yeah Eric ... I'm kinda stunned by the prices. Honestly, have never thought it would turn that quickly.

A 4th-special 89-rated card - Thiago - 50% lost. 87 Casemiro - 65% down. WTF!
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: UltimateSimmov2 on April 23, 2017, 11:23:14 am
On 16 remarkably needing 2 wins from 2. Just lost the last 2 games in et  :(

As far as matchmaking goes, not sure on the spin of how it works but might have something to do with skill rating. If that's the case, my skill rating must have been shocking , but why was it until I only got down to 11 games to go where I thought I might actually have a chance of winning a game?? Only then did I feel it was being 'fair' on who I was matched up against

Pointless ranting about it as its never going to change

And another thing. Seems to be all the rage to put strikers in at cm?? Can see why based on their card stats, but surely the underlying stats should make them less effective. Just another layer of sweat

Edit. Out with a whimper. 16-24

$hit
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: TWS001 on April 23, 2017, 06:50:38 pm
I moved on to 10-9 last night. Was actually playing some decent stuff. How I've lost some of the games I've lost.though, I'll never know!
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: Cart79 on April 23, 2017, 08:01:34 pm
Yeah Eric ... I'm kinda stunned by the prices. Honestly, have never thought it would turn that quickly.

A 4th-special 89-rated card - Thiago - 50% lost. 87 Casemiro - 65% down. WTF!

Yep that's it kiwi.  Such a blatantly pointless team of knockout stages resulting in additional versions as you've mentioned of cards that already had numerous IFs really only serving to screw people of their hard earned coins imo.  I feel like I've lost half my coin balance just like that.   Being stubborn as I am there's no way I'd attempt to repair the damage by buying packs especially when my reward packs show me just how crap they can be.

My desire to play has just gone now.  Not played a match yet this weekend and no intention to either.  Time to get stuck into the witcher I picked up last weekend during the sale.
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: TheBaldyBuddha on April 24, 2017, 08:46:07 am
Well finished 20-20 so back to the grind next week at least i can leave it alone for the week no need to qualify although did enjoy them last week while they lasted a lot easier than before won them both times on first go.

Annoyed i didn't finish gold 2 as was on 16 with 11 to play but lost the first 6 today ::) to really poor players and teams, then i get matched against super teams I.E

(https://gyazo.com/b15cfdfc9f75f5de11283771e0085ae1.png)

And had no problems dispatching them got to 18 with 3 to play decided to play on won the next 2 again against strong teams, then **** poor 65 chem team in the last game and my players forgot to pass. I do believe that there is a leveler when teams are much weaker but when chem is that bad there shouldn't be a question. lost 1-0 to a rebound  >:(
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: Kiwi on April 24, 2017, 08:46:48 am
I don't even want to consider checking the effect of the price drops.

Games. Wow, just wow. The absolute cr@p that you concede - that's what really gets me. Honestly, the amount of goals that I gifted vs my opposition - negligible. Tehse damn driven A's across the goal, freakin' De Gea touches it straight into the forward - who's all alone 3 yds from goal. I'm just pi$$ed off at the moment.

Another game, he shoots from 20yds (Son of course!) and it hits the post, my CB jumps over the diving De Gea & allowing Lukaku to tap it in. I just don't get goals like that ... or very, very rarely.
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: TWS001 on April 24, 2017, 10:16:15 am
Had my best week for a while. The change back to 4231 from 4231(2) has been successful. Felt like I was playing decent stuff the first couple of days despite being 11-10 at the start of the day. Won a couple earlier on when I had a bit of time, but the worst part was the start of this evening. Four games in a row went to penalties. In that time I scored one and conceded one. It was absolutely ridiculous. Every single opponent was camped in their box and hitting hopeful spammed through ball. I had over 40 shots and managed to score once! Without trying to sound like I'm over exaggerating, probably 30 plus were blocked by one of the mass ranks of defenders. Managed two wins and two losses from those, but them got three quick rage quits in the space of ten real life minutes.
Currently am 21-17, at Gold 2, and not wanting to play anymore. Should try and get a win or two for an easier weekend next week monthlies wise, as I am out in town watching the boxing and will more than likely end up in carnage so don't know what I'll be like on Sunday! Need 9 wins for Gold 3 and 15 for Gold 2.

Am actually pleased with how its gone this weekend, little rage and a renewed optimism that I could maybe crack gold 1 one week.
For some reason 4231 feels slightly better defensively against the counter attackers (so almost every game) than the 4231(2).
Also one team massively outperformed the other so if I could another team to play like the full Bundesliga special card team I have been using this weekend then who knows what might happen?
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: Kiwi on April 24, 2017, 12:38:21 pm
Right ... 18 wins on #2 ... with 11 games to spare. Best WL by a mile for me.

Bale ... sublime - carried the team!
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: Kiwi on April 24, 2017, 05:20:42 pm
Well, I am completely shattered. 79 games done for the WL :o :o :o

22-18 on main a/c and 24-15 on 2nd a/c. Ran out of time to finish the last game - guy just didn't want to quit.

Must add that it's not full games played. Last 10 games on main - 6 rage quits in all (me = 4 as by then I was already done).

On 2nd account, missed Gold 1 by the 1 game. Again, it was "quitting with ease" in the last 30-odd minutes. Unfortunately I screwed by - let a 3-0 lead slip and went into ET. I wish he'd have quit as I would have then at least got a chance to play the final game.
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: TWS001 on April 24, 2017, 06:27:11 pm
I can't even imagine how hard it must be to play 79 games in a weekend of mostly people not trying to play and smashing through balls on the counter!
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: Kiwi on April 25, 2017, 07:44:17 am
Yeah, can't think - even as a 'young person' - of playing that on a regular basis. Heard that there are quite a bit of people that actually play WL on both consoles.

Pure nuts to put yourself through that, week-in week-out.
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: UltimateSimmov2 on April 25, 2017, 07:52:09 am
Great records kiwi

Just been mugged in the qualifying final  :-\

Been playing some great stuff too. Only wish WL was this smooth
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: TWS001 on April 25, 2017, 05:52:45 pm
Yesterday was a joke. Could barely score a goal and seemed to concede with every shot. After a fairly smooth weekend league BS wise, I got it all back yesterday. The goals I was conceding were absolutely ridiculous. Goal after goal of random bounces and tackles just going straight back to opponents.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=CRYbVsAfECw

Think I got past the second round twice in the eight attempts!

Managed to get the win I needed though to make it to Division 1 for the first time, so there was one positive. Have two games left to get the one win required for the Division 2 title.
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: SherlockH on April 26, 2017, 05:29:22 am
Given the regular tales of woe I'm impressed by those of you that qualify and play in the champions cup but to play 79 games is truly amazing. I've only just gone past a total of 200 games played and have only tried once to qualify. I've plodded my way up to division 3 and I think it's probably as far as I'm going to go as the standard has taken what appears to be a pretty big jump from div 4.
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: TheBaldyBuddha on April 26, 2017, 06:01:48 am
Yea that many games would have me back on the smokes  :D

Sherlock the qualifiers have got a lot easier  of late and TBH i go between Div 3-4 so i'm sure you would do well in the WL, although there are some weekends/sessions i just want to give up.
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: Kiwi on April 27, 2017, 06:01:18 am
LOL ... finally recovering. Tried a few games last night after the 2+ days off. Firstly, maintenance ... but only for 20-odd minutes - catching the end only.

Kid had saved his 2x TOTW packs. First was a walkout, but no purple ... Benteke (180k) and Balde (142k) and Ganso. 2nd had Jarstein, Giminex and Balde again (all 85-rated :o). Missed all 5 81-rated IF's this time round. Pleasant one.

530k return - that was really handy with all the recent price drops.
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: TWS001 on April 27, 2017, 09:10:40 am
That Gimenez is surprisingly cheap. I've checked myself and he basically means you can do the A.Madrid SBC for Suarez without the need for Griezmann or any overly expensive IF's such as Torres, Gamiero or Carrasco.
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: Kiwi on April 27, 2017, 09:24:12 am
That Gimenez is surprisingly cheap. I've checked myself and he basically means you can do the A.Madrid SBC for Suarez without the need for Griezmann or any overly expensive IF's such as Torres, Gamiero or Carrasco.

Ah ... clever one. Most are looking at it as an RB and forgetting about the SBC!
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: UltimateSimmov2 on April 28, 2017, 02:45:08 pm
I have one game left in the last attempt at the qualifiers....... death or glory

Or in the case of weekend league...... death or misery  8)

Have lost, over the 2 qualifiers, 6 finals.  Lets not make it 7
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: UltimateSimmov2 on April 28, 2017, 03:34:42 pm
Made it 7  :'(

Should've won comfortably. Hit the post/bar 4 times and missed one clear 1v1. Went down 2-1

No WL for me
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: Kiwi on April 28, 2017, 03:35:01 pm
.... death or misery  8)

LOL ... funny one mate. Good Luck mate!
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: Kiwi on April 28, 2017, 03:43:15 pm
Damn ... unlucky Simmo!

Seems my post was not timed well.
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: TWS001 on April 28, 2017, 03:50:20 pm
Got another walkout from my rewards, Jordi Alba from one of the rare mega packs.

Also had a bit of time so played the daily tournament. Got disconnected in the semi final when my internet went down. Annoying!
Tried again and won it, beating an attribute card XI in the final that shuffled around on kick off to have Mane and Martial in attack. An exact weekend league grind out ended in a 1-0 win.

Need 9 wins for Gold 3 or 15 for Gold 2 monthlies. I'm out in town watching the boxing so might be a struggle for time to get to 15. Whatever happens, I have a free pass next to next weekend when I finish my division 2 promotion season.
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: UltimateSimmov2 on April 28, 2017, 06:11:49 pm
Damn ... unlucky Simmo!

Seems my post was not timed well.

 ;D TBH the game play in the quals this week has been great, and no real qualms with the losses, however frustrating. The 2nd 82 rated one especially was a nice breath of fresh air not coming up against god team after god team.

If anyone is looking for q great non rare card, look no further than up Keita (78). He is outstanding and very similar to Kante. His TOTS should be unbelievable
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: Kiwi on April 28, 2017, 08:57:13 pm
Good to hear that mate. For me, the best aspect are the servers. I know they're not the best everywhere, but it's so much better than seasons.

Kid still jet lagged, so I started my games. 4-4 for the night. Bit disappointing as I'm really needing 22 for monthly Gold. Another disappointment was losing when 3-1 up :o.

Another slog awaits ...
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: Cart79 on April 28, 2017, 09:51:34 pm
Hey Kiwi, I'd been looking to see a post on how he got on but hadn't seen one?  how did it go - or point me in direction of post to save you repeating yourself.

I think ill just sell up now as cant be bothered lately, ever since the value plunge on my team.  Not saying that's the end but maybe if I can muster a million to spend on new players I might refind my enthusiasm, not convinced though.

PS - what did you make of that man utd performance (or lack of) last night :D
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: Kiwi on April 29, 2017, 10:02:40 am
Sorry Eric - didn't actually post any summary or anything.

Results were 0-2, 2-5, 2-2 so went out at group stage.
#1 - this was a tough loss as he'd apparently beaten this guy every time the played in the WL. Kid missed 2x 1v1's prior to conceding.
#2 - This was against the 'big one' - MSDossary ... this guy was head & shoulders above everyone one. Kid was drawing 2-2, then missed a 1v1 (again!). He then heard that the SuperStar guy (first game) went up against the other guy & realised he needed a win - went ultra-attacking ... conceded 3.
#3 - game meant nothing and he didn't care what happened.

Again, a situation of simply not adjusting to the environment better (slower than normal), and him sticking to his style of play (IMO he's a bit stubborn in this way) - quick, short passing. You really need to control the game by dominating possession. Old adage of they cannot score if they don't have the ball.

The positives ... MSDossary only conceded 3 goals in all Xbox games - so the kid scored 2 of those. Also, MSDossary absolutely slaughtered the #1 player in the region "OhNoAGoat" (recently sponsored by FUTWIZ so he's now "FUTWIZ Goat") - beat him 4-0 with around 70% possession. It was fun watching that one ;D.
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: TheBaldyBuddha on April 29, 2017, 12:49:16 pm
Finished 6-5 for today had to switch from my Serie A team to my BPL team just have those run of games where  the team becomes un-competitive.

Felt like i was on a skating rink all night though some games my players finished games down 11-14 fitness like WTF in one game ??#

Have to say though POTY Kante is mental scored 2 screamers in my last game long shots for Days  :D
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: TWS001 on April 29, 2017, 02:35:10 pm
Well last night was a strange one! Am already up and on the way to work at not long after 5am right now! Was already tired when I started yesterday evening, so set myself the target of four wins for that session.
First game was against the new striker Martial so was expecting a tough time. Twice went behind to Martial from the only shots on my goal, but SBC Lewandowski scored two ridiculous goals for a 3-2 win.
Next game was against a guy with a few reds so expecting another tough one. No! An easy 5-1 rage quit win!
The next game was unbelievable. The opponent was all over me but a deep cross found Blasisbsbskowski who control and finished into the far corner on 12 minutes. The opponent attacked and attacked and attacked, but it was like a magic forcefield was protecting my goal. Amazing saves by my 87 Sommer, the post, the bar.... How I won that I will never know!
Next game was more reds, among them Alexis Sanchez, Ronaldo. But the guy was awful, just sitting there and trying to counter. I went one up and he still tried nothing. Second half I got a corner, usual BS and his Ronaldo is on my goal! Took a red with Ben Arfa (his first in 293 games) and held out pretty easily with the help of walking any further corners out for goal kicks! Just too dangerous for the counter. Rather give them the goalkick!

My best ever start and my target of four wins reached to leave me 4-0.
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: Cart79 on April 29, 2017, 07:31:53 pm
Hey kiwi, that's a pity but well who cares, as long as he enjoyed the experience and so on.  Also kudos for sticking 2 past the standout player. 

On my 2nd weekend out fut champs, had one go at qualifying earlier in week but heart wasn't in it and went out at semi.  Sold my once expensive team and left with just over a million coins, will save for serie a team of the year I think. 
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: Kiwi on April 30, 2017, 07:41:16 am
Yeah it was Eric, but good thing too that he was pissed off, so not taken lightly.

Can understand where you're at. On the 2nd account, that too has been decimated with various IF's dropping like crazy. Not happy on that front.
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: TWS001 on April 30, 2017, 10:22:23 am
As I expected, I am going to struggle to play anywhere near 40 games this weekend and so far have only managed 16.The good news is that I have reached the first target of 9 wins to get to Gold 3 monthly and am only three away from Gold 2 and 15 wins.

Am actually doing well and currently my record is 12-4. Managed to win the first seven games before two straight penalty shoot out defeats in a row. In fact three of the four losses have been penalties. The other was a narrow 1-0 in the second half of extra time when De Gea dived out of the way of a shot straight at him from the second of two shots the opponent managed all game. Of course his keeper was amazing. The record could have been even better, but saying that I've won games I would normally have lost so it's evened out. If I somehow can play the remaining 24 (won't happen), this could be my best weekend league yet.
Just need three wins though for the main target .
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: Kiwi on April 30, 2017, 05:50:04 pm
After 4-4, I played a few on Saturday. Not even sure how many, as the kid played his lot on the main a/c, then played a bunch on the 2nd too.

Today, the kid almost finished his games (3 to go) then played a few more on the 2nd a/c.

Honestly, I was in zombie mode just watching him. Couldn't really get myself to play (we need 4 in 12 to get to the monthly Gold 3 mark). It's nearing 8PM and I might jump on & play a few off. If not the kid can finish them off tomorrow.

I'm spent after last week. 'Saturated' ... better word.
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: TWS001 on April 30, 2017, 10:11:41 pm
BS levels are absolutely off the charts this morning. My little girl likes watching me play so managed to get five games in. First was a rage quit easy win. Then it started. Some of the bounces, getting completely taken out and nothing given by refs, stupid shots at the keeper going straight through. Was getting ridiculous. The last game, I managed to win on penalties after three straight dodgy loses. Some of the stuff going on though!
That gets me up to 14-7 and just one more win for Gold 2 monthly and four red IF's.
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: TheBaldyBuddha on May 01, 2017, 02:23:25 am
I know we talk about button delay and lag but does anyone else start a game and everything is fine smooth and good passing, runs and shots then at some stage in the game it kicks in no runs players taking 2-3 touches to control the ball or just running over the ball, when the ball is in your defense unable to clear either by passing or even pressing the shoot button full power just to get it out.

Had a game last night was 2 up and of course he gets a rebound off the post in the 90th to get it back to 2-2 and the absolute BS in ET to hand him the game fresh MOTM Son and Suarez unable to out run 94+ minutes played Nyom and Smalling.

Not the first time its happened i do notice it after subs are made that this kinda gameplay kicks in.
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: UltimateSimmov2 on May 01, 2017, 02:40:59 am
I know we talk about button delay and lag but does anyone else start a game and everything is fine smooth and good passing, runs and shots then at some stage in the game it kicks in no runs players taking 2-3 touches to control the ball or just running over the ball, when the ball is in your defense unable to clear either by passing or even pressing the shoot button full power just to get it out.

Usually happens to me after half time, especially when leading going into the break. The sense of inevitability is that bad, the commentator might as well just say that the losing team is going to make a stunning comeback and there's nowt that you can do about it, get used to it
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: TWS001 on May 01, 2017, 04:10:31 am
Get that exact thing all the time. I think we all do.
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: TheBaldyBuddha on May 01, 2017, 06:45:15 am
Finished last night on 14-10  so needed 2 for gold monthly and 4 for gold 3 this week from 16 games today well F**k me the BS i have encountered today is at an all time high lost the first 10 won't go into the absolute tripe i had to deal with, anyway really didn't want to finish silver so still needed 2 from and guess what the BS went away for 4 games  :o :o

2 RQ's in games 11 & 12 secured gold monthly second one was funny kicked off scored with Van Basten in game minutes 2.51 and boom he's gone.

won the next 2 to secure gold weekly with 2 games to spare. Gonna give it a miss next month though
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: TWS001 on May 01, 2017, 10:56:24 am
Finally! The endless cycle of Gold 3 every week with the occasional Gold 2 thrown in has been broken! Got my first ever Gold 1 finish, ending 25-15. The final win was tough. Had three games to get it, but a six hour plus session was taking its toll! Managed to snatch a 2-1 win to seal 50k and two 100k packs in the final match against Messi, Suarez and fellow La Liga red cards XI.
Encountered the usual BS but the main difference this weekend was that I only lost to one classic weekend league style player (not counting penalties). The smash the ball forward to three attackers ASAP, and one two through the defence and nothing but all game, only accounted for my 15th loss in the 39th match. Beat so many of them this week.

This finish meant I achieved my Gold 2 monthly target and was only a game or two off Gold 1.
Tempted to quit weekend league for good in 17 now, but I guess a new aim of reaching Elite 3 could begin next weekend. That may be pushing it though. Knew I could do Gold 1 but Elite? That would take a near miracle for me to do.
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: Kiwi on May 01, 2017, 06:31:55 pm
Well done mate - hope those rewards certainly reflect that effort!

Kid took some strain - flu - but finally finished the games, on both accounts. Think I played <15 games this weekend. Had enough last week.

Prices on a few cards taking another hammering, so all round not a great weekend my side.
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: Cart79 on May 01, 2017, 07:37:39 pm
I know we talk about button delay and lag but does anyone else start a game and everything is fine smooth and good passing, runs and shots then at some stage in the game it kicks in no runs players taking 2-3 touches to control the ball or just running over the ball, when the ball is in your defense unable to clear either by passing or even pressing the shoot button full power just to get it out.

Had a game last night was 2 up and of course he gets a rebound off the post in the 90th to get it back to 2-2 and the absolute BS in ET to hand him the game fresh MOTM Son and Suarez unable to out run 94+ minutes played Nyom and Smalling.

Not the first time its happened i do notice it after subs are made that this kinda gameplay kicks in.

I mentioned this a couple of weeks back, that I found in a lot of my weekend league games one week that the lag seemed to kick in at a random point in the match, usually second half some time and it made holding onto a lead bloody difficult I'd go from being comfortable to just hoofing it anywhere.   Can't recall if I made a connection to subs, it's quite possible though given how often people try that during a match.
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: UltimateSimmov2 on May 02, 2017, 04:16:08 am
1 qualifying attempt made, 1 final reached..... 1 douchbag 5atb player and cack connection = 1-0 defeat from a bollocks rebound.

2nd half the quicksand pitch made an appearance too

Love this game

2nd attempt again into the final but going to play it later. Fingers crossed, toes crossed, 4 leaf clover, rabbits foot and the kitchen sink at the ready as I know it will not come down to skill
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: UltimateSimmov2 on May 02, 2017, 08:33:41 am
Whaddaya know a carbon copy of the last final... what are the chances of that I wonder.

Pile. Of. ****.....
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: UltimateSimmov2 on May 03, 2017, 06:51:39 am
Ok, so 8 attempts done. 1 1st round ko, 3 semi finals, 4 finals.

Weekend league qualification..... done.

17 wins incoming  8)
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: Kiwi on May 03, 2017, 12:43:22 pm
Good job mate!

Confidence ... gonna be 18!
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: TheBaldyBuddha on May 05, 2017, 04:29:45 am
Monthly's out too

 Walkout no flag was like who the F

(https://gyazo.com/c8ef0010b8942b63dc262ae4bfc0a645.png)

Not bad will use all

(https://gyazo.com/0b0b7cd81f94e57f6ceb3b467d9e6488.png)
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: Kiwi on May 05, 2017, 05:58:52 am
Good one. WAAAYYYYYY better that us.

2nd a/c was Promes, Guardado and whoever else. Not the easiest to build into a hybrid!

Main a/c - kid opened his 20 ... Lahm. Hmmm ... then Sokratis. Ok, got the 87, guess should've always expected the 88. Fair effort gone in to get Elite 1, and the best attacker was Morata (84). SMH

The monthlies have honestly been quite shocking over the months - especially when it comes to attackers. There's not been 1 single attacker that we can use on a regular basis, in the WL. That's probably the specific gripe here.
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: TWS001 on May 05, 2017, 08:50:11 am
Had a very quiet Fifa week. Have needed a break, and not even sure if i'll play weekend league this time around.

Rewards have been very kind of late seem to have got a walkout about four or five weeks running.
Opened the Gold 2 monthlies, huge pause, no flag came down, and it was a nice red Marek Hamsik! The other three were players I already have, Gimenez, Brooks and Kruse.

Decided to hold off opening the two 100k packs from weekly rewards. Will see what happens tomorrow!

Also did the marquee matchups entire from players in my club. Ended up getting Altintop from the pack for finishing them. Had six Vitesse and Utrecht players left in my club so made 55k selling them off.
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: Kiwi on May 05, 2017, 09:57:41 pm
Managed to start the WL on the 2nd a/c - after an initial crap start ... 2-3 ... which included playing against someone that got 37 wins last week and is constantly up there, I managed to put in a 4 win streak. Last one - contemplated not playing then thought what the heck - let a 2-goal lead slip - twice. He also scored in the 120th min :o ... but was completely crap at taking penalties. Easy win :P

6-3 is one of better starts I've had!
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: TWS001 on May 05, 2017, 10:58:16 pm
I still don't know if I'm going to bother this weekend. Probably due the biggest amount of BS possible after last weeks best ever finish, and I just don't feel like grinding through that many games at the moment. Haven't planned out any teams so would be using last weeks again I guess. Maybe work the new red SIF John Brooks into the Bundesliga one and swap out TOTGS Gundogan for someone from the Bundesliga, possibly the red Danny Latza.
Not at all looking forward to the prospect of it.
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: TheBaldyBuddha on May 06, 2017, 01:11:19 am
I still don't know if I'm going to bother this weekend. Probably due the biggest amount of BS possible after last weeks best ever finish, and I just don't feel like grinding through that many games at the moment. Haven't planned out any teams so would be using last weeks again I guess. Maybe work the new red SIF John Brooks into the Bundesliga one and swap out TOTGS Gundogan for someone from the Bundesliga, possibly the red Danny Latza.
Not at all looking forward to the prospect of it.

Feeling the same as you, am heading to Dusseldorf on the 19th for the weekend for a stag so will miss that week, CBA too need to do some stuff around the house this weekend might play a few but not as much as the last couple of weeks.
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: UltimateSimmov2 on May 06, 2017, 02:52:35 am
As they say

(https://sd.keepcalm-o-matic.co.uk/i/do-not-keep-calm-because-its-time-to-play-the-game.png)
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: TWS001 on May 06, 2017, 07:45:51 am
So I couldn't be bothered to wait to open my two 100k packs from the rewards. First pack, walkout! But unfortunately it was Petr Cech. Also 83 Kante in there.
Second pack, a decent IF, Gary Cahill.

As Cahill fit in my second team, with one slight alteration, SIF Milner coming in for SBC Kurzawa at LB, I thought I'd give Cahill a go in the weekend league. (didn't take me long to buckle despite not really wanting to!)

Was soon 4-0, despatching teams like the start I had last week. Then it went slightly wrong. Conceded the most scripted feeling goal imaginable in the 120th minute (of course) that meant the game went to penalties instead of me winning. Lost that and the next game as well, 1-0. Ended well though with an absolute thumping of a team containing red players, 5-1 and with 67% possession after the 90 minutes. The mind boggles how this guy actually qualified, let alone had red players!

So ended up the night 7-2. Not too bad!
Every single team seemed to play exactly the same way. All nine games were 41212(2) or 4312, with the front three trying to counter and one two their way through with everyone else camped in their half. Actually pleased that in the past couple of weekends I've started to beat these guys consistently. A lot that can go wrong yet though.........
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: UltimateSimmov2 on May 06, 2017, 08:05:01 am
2-3

Lost first 2 off the bat with horrible mud lag, won 2, then lost the last with a bs 90min++ goal after an equalizer I scored in the 90min+

Hate that. Done for now
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: TWS001 on May 06, 2017, 08:06:19 am
Can only happen in the 120th minute when you are 2-1 up!

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Sqeso_HHJcE

Just knew I was going to concede about ten seconds before as everything suddenly felt terrible. And the way tackles bounce straight back, and the random ball movement just before he shoots, not to mention the actual finish! Does scripting exist?
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: Kiwi on May 06, 2017, 08:26:28 am
Holy crap that's bad ... the finish :o :o
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: UltimateSimmov2 on May 07, 2017, 12:51:55 am
8 and 8  :-\

Some thoroughly terrible games in that lot
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: TWS001 on May 07, 2017, 05:38:17 am
Think I'm stuck at seven wins. Played one match, ludicrous button delay. Trying to predict where the zigzags will be three second early is not fun! Menus have a crazy delay on them and now it impossible to find a match or it occassionally throws up a red bar one.
Have tried resetting everything my end, but it's working fine. Servers are completely melted down for me.
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: TheBaldyBuddha on May 07, 2017, 06:49:28 am
I've spent the last hour looking for the unpunished GBH button everyone else seems to have it can't find it anywhere
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: UltimateSimmov2 on May 07, 2017, 07:32:49 am
Finished the day on 11-9

Sold off TOTKOS Thiago for 90 Isco. Won the last 2 off the bounce with him. Need to find that someone who does what Veron does on the opposite side. Honeymoon period with Isco so not making judgment just yet.

20 games tomorrow to wind me up
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: TWS001 on May 07, 2017, 10:26:21 am
I've spent the last hour looking for the unpunished GBH button everyone else seems to have it can't find it anywhere

 ;D

Same! Think penalty awards have been switched off this weekend!

Played Sleeping Dogs for a bit and then tried fifa again. Servers were better, although not great. Have advanced to 13-10. Not going to hit Gold 1 this week with the utter crazy BS that is going on, and probably Gold 3 will do me. Some of the goals I'm conceding are just stupid. Last game of the night I tackled a guy seven times in one attack and it bounced back to him every single time. Of course this was near the end with me 3-2 up and almost suffering heart failure!
Have lost three penalty shoot outs without any won this weekend. Not helpful when you encounter someone who has no intention ofdoing any sort of attacking for 120 minutes!
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: UltimateSimmov2 on May 07, 2017, 09:46:50 pm
Just gone 1-6

God tier players and teams to match plus the odd lag game

So now 12-14

Going to play tonight as its just blatantly unfair atm
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: TWS001 on May 08, 2017, 12:11:07 am
Plan for me is to get the five wins needed to get to Gold 3 as quickly possible later. Definitely no repeat of a six hour, 13 win grind like last Sunday night!
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: UltimateSimmov2 on May 08, 2017, 08:40:11 am
Got to 18 with one game left and finished up on 18-22.

Didn't enjoy any part of the game play this weekend. All just feels so orchestrated to create drama even to the point of achieving the 18.

Think I need to have a break during the week 
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: Kiwi on May 08, 2017, 09:13:59 am
Yeah Simmo - spot on with "orchestrated to create drama". Feel that way too.

Summary:
• Kid not well (very ill)
• I played on both a/c's
• On #2 ... From 6-3 on Fri night to something like 11-17. With stats like this:
Lost this in ET:
(http://i.imgur.com/fOwQZyp.png)
... and ... His winner in 120th min - literally a glitch with the CB where his boot weirdly comes down & didn't get the block in:
(http://i.imgur.com/TySAoDv.png)

Then ...
• #1 - after 21 games, results are 19-2! Kid did finally contribute with a handful (me = 13-1 | him = 6-1).
• 1-4 in the next 5 games. Again, utter cr@p in there that should simply not happen. This is not even against decent opposition - thought with the 19-2 record, I'd be matching against better players. Some simply run in a straight line to the corner - from kick-off or fullbacks/wingers. Stupid morons.

Stuck record ... this game gifts idiots basic goals & I am really over the game - surprisingly more than the actual community.
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: TheBaldyBuddha on May 08, 2017, 09:39:44 am
Was a scorcher today 25 degrees was out with the lad all day and didn't play one game loved it, forgot how good spending sunday's with the lad.

Will give it a total miss now for the month
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: TWS001 on May 08, 2017, 10:08:36 am
Ended up 21-16. Got to twenty wins and then lost two in the 120th minute and 90th minute through the dodgy bounces possible. Nothing could be any more contrived to allow someone to win...... (or could it!)

So to the game that got me to 21 wins. I played some guy who just countered and countered all game. He scored a dodgy equaliser where two tackles bounced back to him. Dabbed.
A 45th minute second equaliser that magically deflected into the goal. Dabbed.
A 105th minute third equaliser from a penalty where my SIF Milner gave away a penalty purely from the AI. Ball was rolling to my keeper and he slid the chasing player from behind. I wasn't even controlling him! Dabbed.

Thoroughly expected an 120th minute winner and to get dabbed. Things didn't quite go as expected as I got this beauty to give SBC Lacazette his 4th of the game. I won't even attempt to describe the quality of it, without doubt the best goal I've scored on Fifa 17 and not at all down to any BS at work. It doesn't exist obviously. All in our heads.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=rpktNYNEgKk

Made sure he got a bit of dab action back!!!!!

Seriously though! WTF?
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: UltimateSimmov2 on May 08, 2017, 02:40:53 pm
ha ha. Nice one. its good when justice falls on the right side of the fence for a change

Those types of goals IRL, you see once a season, where a total howler leads to a goal (take yesterdays Aston villa equalizer as an example), but they are almost on a game by game basis in fut. I know the devs want a realistic as possible experience but if this is coded into the game to cause 'headlines' like real life, they have it turned up waaaay too much to level 10. My theory is that of the 2 players, if you have the worse end of the connection this type of behaviour kicks in to assist that player, weather it be the mud pitch, bs bounces and rebounds, inability to do the basics (like players being out of form) and the 'once a season' blundergoals

Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: UltimateSimmov2 on May 08, 2017, 03:58:03 pm
Oh man, didn't realise that you got weekend league qualification from just staying in Div 2.

Thought it was promotion to Div 1 or holding Div 1  :-\
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: Kiwi on May 09, 2017, 07:52:19 am
Oh man, didn't realise that you got weekend league qualification from just staying in Div 2.

Thought it was promotion to Div 1 or holding Div 1  :-\

Huh!?!?

That's changed.
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: UltimateSimmov2 on May 09, 2017, 02:44:40 pm
Oh man, didn't realise that you got weekend league qualification from just staying in Div 2.

Thought it was promotion to Div 1 or holding Div 1  :-\

Huh!?!?

That's changed.

Was very surprised when started the game (an hour or so before WL finished) and the commentators were all 'well here it is, the last game shoot out for weekend league qualification'. Comfortably won 3-0 and got the whole 'they've done it. Joining the elite clubs in the weekend league......' blah, blah.
The fact that I was still in the weekend league period and already qualified meant that I qualified for that weekend league so didn't get it carrying over into this weeks. Handy to know when the tournament route fails
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: Kiwi on May 09, 2017, 05:39:20 pm
Oh man, didn't realise that you got weekend league qualification from just staying in Div 2.

Thought it was promotion to Div 1 or holding Div 1  :-\

Huh!?!?

That's changed.

Was very surprised when started the game (an hour or so before WL finished) and the commentators were all 'well here it is, the last game shoot out for weekend league qualification'. Comfortably won 3-0 and got the whole 'they've done it. Joining the elite clubs in the weekend league......' blah, blah.
The fact that I was still in the weekend league period and already qualified meant that I qualified for that weekend league so didn't get it carrying over into this weeks. Handy to know when the tournament route fails

Yeah - good idea. Now, I wonder if promotion from Div 3 gets you in? Need to play on a/c 2 - not sure where I am on that (think D2/3). Will let you know if I am in D3 and can get promoted.
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: Kiwi on May 09, 2017, 09:23:51 pm
Had 2 wins in D2. Won the title (7-1-1) to qualify due to last week's lack of playing on this a/c.

But ... with the kid not feeling the best, he's actually decided to take the majority of the month off. Another saturated WL soul. Maybe once TOTS is fully out, it may get him interested again. Maybe not.
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: TWS001 on May 10, 2017, 08:11:11 am
Won the daily tournament playing against some horrible Musa pace teams.
Going to use the tournament that starts tomorrow to test out a couple of teams that could well be the teams that go for the TOTS player next week and the Weekend League afterwards. Have a few permatations and different players that I can use in each team so will try and figure out what works and what doesn't.
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: UltimateSimmov2 on May 12, 2017, 05:57:42 am
Nothing from gold 3 rewards. Got Dzeko walkout from the MM SBC. 50k  :-\
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: TheBaldyBuddha on May 12, 2017, 07:11:20 am
Got James in my silver 3 rewards better than any from gold 3 in the last weeks  ::)

Bittencourt in the TOTW pack
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: TWS001 on May 12, 2017, 07:47:03 am
Got easily my worst rewards ever. Absolutely nothing of note at all. Can't complain though, have had a walkout and IF pretty much the past five weeks so was well overdue this.
MM's was bad as well. Wes Hoolahan.

Used my two probable 8 gold, 3 silvers teams for next week and weekend in the daily knockout the past two days. Was extremely unlucky to lose in the semi final yesterday, but stolled it today with 4-1, 4-0, 3-0 rq and 2-1 wins. Really enjoyed them. Still have a bit of room to change a few players around if I need to in them as well.
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: TheBaldyBuddha on May 12, 2017, 08:16:45 am
Well won the DKT on the last try with a 15th min RQ  ;D
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: TheBaldyBuddha on May 12, 2017, 08:19:07 am
Got easily my worst rewards ever. Absolutely nothing of note at all. Can't complain though, have had a walkout and IF pretty much the past five weeks so was well overdue this.
MM's was bad as well. Wes Hoolahan.

Used my two probable 8 gold, 3 silvers teams for next week and weekend in the daily knockout the past two days. Was extremely unlucky to lose in the semi final yesterday, but stolled it today with 4-1, 4-0, 3-0 rq and 2-1 wins. Really enjoyed them. Still have a bit of room to change a few players around if I need to in them as well.

You should start a thread like you're old one's posting your teams would be interested to see the teams and how you get on, better than looking at carbon copies i see in WL
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: TWS001 on May 12, 2017, 08:22:03 am
My untradable Kroos let's rip earlier in the DKT:

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=OdJFWfDyLUk

And in the next round, It's Milner's turn. Was one of those nights when you can do no wrong I guess!

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=NF-Ddmo8bQM

EDIT - The Doumbia celebrating in the first video is the Ligue 1 silver, not "the other one"
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: TWS001 on May 12, 2017, 08:33:28 am
Got easily my worst rewards ever. Absolutely nothing of note at all. Can't complain though, have had a walkout and IF pretty much the past five weeks so was well overdue this.
MM's was bad as well. Wes Hoolahan.

Used my two probable 8 gold, 3 silvers teams for next week and weekend in the daily knockout the past two days. Was extremely unlucky to lose in the semi final yesterday, but stolled it today with 4-1, 4-0, 3-0 rq and 2-1 wins. Really enjoyed them. Still have a bit of room to change a few players around if I need to in them as well.

You should start a thread like you're old one's posting your teams would be interested to see the teams and how you get on, better than looking at carbon copies i see in WL

My teams aren't anywhere near as interesting as they have been the past couple of year unfortunately! Have been trying to use different players in the DKT's most weeks, but weekend league I do tend to use similar teams week by week, although 4231(2) is much nicer than the narrow sweat teams spearheaded by "the three M's" as I call then (Martial, Musa, Mane)!

I do still have some pride though and don't use more than one or two of the crazily OP players in one team. Still haven't touched Walker this FIFA and have barely used Bailly, but have over 300 games on Smalling and Kante (over two cards). Have stopped using Smalling now though. Much prefer SIF Keane and have packed IF Kompany and IF Cahill recently. And looks like the French Smalling (IF Jullien) is going to get some games during the 8 gold weekend.

For Fifa 18 though, I might do something similar to before and keep a track of each weekend league with results and teams I've used.
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: TheBaldyBuddha on May 12, 2017, 08:59:59 am
Check this **** out for total BS

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ba2dXmLZiFc
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: TheBaldyBuddha on May 12, 2017, 09:01:24 am

EDIT - The Doumbia celebrating in the first video is the Ligue 1 silver, not "the other one"

YEA YEA sure it is  ;)

nice goals
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: TWS001 on May 12, 2017, 09:03:42 am
My god! That's bad. (Then I see what minute it is. Why am I not surprised?)
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: TheBaldyBuddha on May 12, 2017, 09:10:45 am
My god! That's bad. (Then I see what minute it is. Why am I not surprised?)

The commentators saying it's a gift too doesn't help  ::)
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: Kiwi on May 12, 2017, 05:00:20 pm
Damn! :o

Don't think I can ever go back to English commentary. Would be so off-putting!
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: UltimateSimmov2 on May 13, 2017, 02:07:57 am
My god! That's bad. (Then I see what minute it is. Why am I not surprised?)

The commentators saying it's a gift too doesn't help  ::)

As I say, its orchestrated for drama. You can feel the foreshadowing and the commentators even tell you its coming
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: TheBaldyBuddha on May 13, 2017, 02:57:54 am
See that Kcom stadium if i ever see the shite hole again straight RQ before kick off
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: Cart79 on May 13, 2017, 05:10:18 am
Are they not dragging this team of the year out a bit? Tots most consistent till the 19th, in years gone by the top leagues would be out by now, I know the cl final isn't till the 3rd June but just seems a lot slower kicking off than I anticipated. 
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: TheBaldyBuddha on May 13, 2017, 05:55:45 am
Na was only out earlier last year because of the Euro's
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: UltimateSimmov2 on May 13, 2017, 06:01:17 am
played 3, won 1. First 2 games the speed was fine but the ball, in my possession, was like a rubber ball. The players had no idea how to control or pass it. FFS.  same old weekend league story
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: Kiwi on May 13, 2017, 06:01:54 am
Laughable how underwhelming this MC TOTS is ... hours after release, the entire 22 Gold squad is with 1M coins!
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: Cart79 on May 13, 2017, 07:10:15 am
A load of high rated nobodies it would seem.  I'm not ending my exile till the worthwhile team of the seasons kick in.  Might try qualify for next weekends WL just to see if I I can get back into it (Fifa not WL)
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: Kiwi on May 13, 2017, 07:55:41 am
Yeah - few silvers are looking worth it. Theo Hernandez :o :o :o

Great for an upcoming weekend league - restrictions of max 8 golds in 18.
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: TWS001 on May 13, 2017, 09:06:18 am
Game is glitching out. Apparently something has gone wrong and some TOTS cards randomly can't be sold. Pontus Jansson, and the silvers Carey and Fleck are three I know of. Only stupidly expensive ones listed before the glitch are left!

Weekend League I'm 4-3, but it's practically unplayable. And it looks the same for the oponents I've faced. Impossible to judge passes, players not reacting to situations, and wrong animations playing so crazy looking stuff happenning. The games are a total mess!
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: TheBaldyBuddha on May 13, 2017, 09:12:12 am
Yeah TWS i'm 2-8 defending is a mess  players running all over the place and switching is furked up totally
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: TheBaldyBuddha on May 13, 2017, 09:13:09 am
Yeah - few silvers are looking worth it. Theo Hernandez :o :o :o

Great for an upcoming weekend league - restrictions of max 8 golds in 18.

His price is mental too, packed Fazio in a 20k pack
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: Kiwi on May 13, 2017, 09:59:39 am
Bought a few cards - bronze - Haugen & a few silvers - Hernandez, Zahid (double link with Haugen!), Gordinho and Meite.

So ... MC TOTS not so useless after all ;D.
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: Kiwi on May 13, 2017, 11:11:26 am
Tempting fate ... going to try play some games ...
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: TheBaldyBuddha on May 13, 2017, 12:01:05 pm
Deffo finished with this pile of tripe now 7 ATB 3 camped on my defensive line every game Driven pass every game hoping for a AI mistake might as well not have any midfielders the toe rags have won destroyed the fun but hey ho EA don't give a **** their profits are up and its only gonna get worse from here.

Would be ok if offline was ok but the **** ruined that too
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: UltimateSimmov2 on May 13, 2017, 04:39:26 pm
Finished up on 4-7

Unbelievably frustrating game play. Just love playing hot potato football

Edit, 5-9 now. Brought in TOTS Viera for Veron. Jury is out on this one. Going to start to rotate the 2 teams. Bringing big Zlatan back for another run along with POTM2 Son

Edit 2, 6-14. Horrendous. Have never felt so completely helpless in this damn game. My team are playing totally different than any other game mode. Other teams are just swarming around the players and they are sitting so far back its ridiculous. Out of the 5 losses since the last session I have lead by one or 2 goals for the other team to stroll back into it either in et or the 90th plus minute. Often 5-4 or 4-3's. Its a **** joke. Need 12 from 20. I'll confidently say I won't do it

Edit 3, 9-18. Same $hit. 13 games left to get 9. Not. A. Chance

Edit 4, 12-20. Won the first 3 of the day, then got done on pens - no complaints. Then the 1st DC of the weekend  >:( need 6 from 8.
On  a side note, was watching Buck TV on twitch (fut streamer) and he mentioned about defending with your midfield and leave the back 4 for the AI to sort. Have heard this before but always thought with the bs the game throws out it would be suicide... those first 3 games gave it a shot and, well it works, although it scares the poop out of you when you switch to your CB when its meant to be yr midfielder and does leave a bit to chance. Will continue the experiment in the last 8 games to see if its not going to grey my hair even more
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: TheBaldyBuddha on May 14, 2017, 05:54:36 am
Given up myself simmo 2-12 i think the game feels totally different also some crazy animations when tackling
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: Kiwi on May 14, 2017, 09:39:13 pm
Damn, this game can be frustrating!?!?!
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: Kiwi on May 14, 2017, 10:29:17 pm
On  a side note, was watching Buck TV on twitch (fut streamer) and he mentioned about defending with your midfield and leave the back 4 for the AI to sort. Have heard this before but always thought with the bs the game throws out it would be suicide... those first 3 games gave it a shot and, well it works, although it scares the poop out of you when you switch to your CB when its meant to be yr midfielder and does leave a bit to chance. Will continue the experiment in the last 8 games to see if its not going to grey my hair even more

Yeah - noticed the kid doing it from the start of the weekend league. He had picked that up from Gorilla and others.

I try my best to grab a midfielder when chasing back - stick with him for as long as possible before switching. It has helped - at times - get more consistent with it.

Honestly, my overall problem is simply raging at the game - fouls that I think I should be getting, nothing. When I'm really over-the-top and start sliding, I get easily red cards ... when my opponent does the same blatant thing (often late so as to stop the attack) - simply a yellow for him.

If it's not that, then it's realising that I'm playing a useless twat who actually has no clue ... yet they compete at a game whilst lacking obvious skill. Guess we all feel like this (hope you guys do :D).
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: TWS001 on May 14, 2017, 11:56:43 pm
I'm 8-8, but just no motivation to play it this weekend. Game has felt a total mess. Has been like the code is jumbled up and the wrong animation plays at the wrong time. Just completely weird stuff going on. May play a few this evening but won't be playing 24 games that's for sure!

Am already promoted in Division 2 with two games to get the win for the title, so can get qualification for next weekend extremely easily so really not bothered about this weekend at all.
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: TheBaldyBuddha on May 15, 2017, 02:09:05 am
Haven't won a game since friday 2-21 its not button delay or lag just a total f u c k fest
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: TWS001 on May 15, 2017, 05:33:57 am
Resumed at 8-8. The aim was silver 2 and get out. Lost the first game to the most dubious bounce possible in the 90th minute. Then something happened. Playing the worst collection of opponents I've ever faced in the weekend league and six straight wins later I'm 14-9.
The game I just played though was stupid. The opponent was 100% up to something. He had red cards dotted around his team, some not anywhere near the correct position. I soon went 1-0 up and then straight away the most horrendous button lag kicks in. Eventually he gets it to 1-1 not long before half time. Kick off again and the delay is completely gone again.
Second half and whenever he gets into my half the game stutters a bit and the delay starts again. If he didn't score. The delay stopped until he had the ball in my half again. Eventually he goes 2-1 up and I get the dab.
After that it starts doing it whenever I have the ball in his half. Somehow, on 90 minutes I get through and manage to time the shoot button press about three seconds early and somehow score!
I get the ball straight back, get through, cross and get a third! Celebration time!!!! The guy was awful though. Not hard to see how he'd got himself all the reds. Definitely a cheater somehow.
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: TWS001 on May 15, 2017, 05:37:05 am
I have stuff to do now though. Question is, do I go back on, brave the ton of BS that will 100% be coming my way and attempt the four more wins?
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: Kiwi on May 15, 2017, 06:16:55 am
Yeah - generally with the WL I've not come across too many issues with connection. Now I'm with you guys that there is something fishy.

Close game last night (shouldn't have been - one of 'those' guys)... I glance down at the radar as Ramos is about to take the ball (away from his player) - next moment he's got the ball & goes off & scores. I didn't see what happened so recorded it:
(http://i.imgur.com/h3s0oVU.gif)

Looking at it again - love the instant 3-on-1 situation ... ::)
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: Kiwi on May 15, 2017, 06:23:41 am
This is the other beauty ...
(http://i.imgur.com/LmqjTQv.gif)
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: TheBaldyBuddha on May 15, 2017, 06:50:07 am
Have a couple for you

Player conference or mass brawl you decide  :o

(https://gyazo.com/f0f74841e75222dea6f095a484dda1e7.gif)

Suarez was feeling cold  :D

(https://gyazo.com/2189d1b916988b484a125fa4e6a55aa6.gif)

(https://gyazo.com/a7c9ec7955eb39e971321a76ad55ee1b.gif)
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: Kiwi on May 15, 2017, 07:09:17 am
LOL ... I get that games glitch, but some of this stuff is inexcusable.
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: TWS001 on May 15, 2017, 08:45:19 am
So, after going from 8-9 to 14-9 earlier this evening, carried on and got to 17-9, with nine straight wins. Then predictably enough, strange stuff started happening, I was getting players steamrollered, AI giving away penalties (and red card) and my keeper letting in everything. Lost three in a row, but mercifully got an easy 5-1, 60 minute rage quit to get me to 18-12. Could have carried on, as a few wins could be the difference between monthly Gold 1 and Gold 2 but that's enough for this weekend. Was only going for Silver 2 at the start of the evening!
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: UltimateSimmov2 on May 15, 2017, 08:50:25 am
Finished up on 16-24

Thought at one stage I was going to do it, but got matched against 2 very good players when needing 3 from 3

Will see if I can qualify, but there will be some mega tryhards in the tourney for that god awful looking Rudey card. Maybe through seasons i'll make it

This AI defending works 100%. Will make a big difference in my game play moving forward. I have no doubt i'd have comfortably qualified if i'd used this from the off. Just need to be careful when player switching. Select the wrong body and you can gift a chance.

Tried that TOTS Johnathan Viera a bit and he's decent but he isn't a CM. Feels like a luxury player and would make a great super sub at CAM. Thankfully my Veron didn't sell so he went straight back in.
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: Kiwi on May 15, 2017, 10:33:22 am
Unlucky Simmo. Hope that certainly works better ... as in Rome, hey!

Did not know about Rudy. See it's the whole week too. They need to re-look at this as winning the tournament on day 1 means you're subjected to P2P connections for the remainder of the week. Bit daft that.
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: Kiwi on May 15, 2017, 09:10:36 pm
Played some final games on both accounts today. Managed 19 wins with a game to spare on #1 - quit a few too early. On #2, got to 14 with a dozen left. Simply didn't really want to play.

Did try the tournament afterwards. First one lost in the semi. Bit frustrating, but did beat this moron in the QF:
(http://i.imgur.com/Dvt0GhB.jpg)

Won it on the 2nd attempt. Competition was pretty weak though. Still a struggle though - of course.
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: TheBaldyBuddha on May 16, 2017, 10:40:32 am
Bit of a long post  :-[

First game of the night didn't go well thought things hadn't changed

(https://gyazo.com/d01c84363b5b7e5730b60cebf8d17d9b.png)

But chalked that up to being rusty first game and all

next game 3-1 RQ in the 87th min  ::)

Second game 2-1 up into the final 5 and guess what

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D9oVelE3mw4

And the stats showed how close it was

(https://gyazo.com/2ce50aad8fcf3634e0dd1de36d6e9b83.png)
 ::) ::)

Won the semi 3-1 a 88th min RQ

Scored this beauty

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AAZ5W3zYxPw

Final was a tough one against this

(https://gyazo.com/8d08b10fa787fdfc2bae666c1f14cd48.png)

one down and conceded a pen full deserved too  :o :o saved it and went on to score in the 78th and 88th min to win undeserved TBH  ::) ::)

(https://gyazo.com/7c47a933bbad79e1fbccc41f15cd17ee.png)
 :-[ :-[

Did score a lovely winner with my LB who was really solid filling in for IF Sandro

(https://gyazo.com/3687641d41991669a74b09ff8412919b.png)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DbGQePXDKtI

Welcome to the club senior Rudy  ;D





 
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: Kiwi on May 16, 2017, 10:57:47 am
Good job mate! Lovely finishes ... :D
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: TWS001 on May 16, 2017, 06:21:32 pm
Didn't play a single game last night. Spent a bit of time doing the new SBC's and buying discard gold TOTS cards. But problem is I can't play any matches because surprise surprise my internet has the same problem from a couple of months back. Just goes up and down constantly. Absolute joke. If still happening tonight, I'll be playing off my 4G from my phone! Not ideal but will have to do.
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: TWS001 on May 17, 2017, 01:26:09 am
Hopefully will enter the Rudy tournament later. The internet problems of yesterday evening and night apparently hit the whole town so thankfully not my internet for once!
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: TWS001 on May 18, 2017, 09:03:21 am
Won the Rudy tournament with 3-2, 3-3 (3-1 pens), 4-3 and 2-0 wins. The final was the easiest game! Played enough games the spot potential weaknesses in my two teams and have a few ideas how to strengthen for the same requirements this weekend. Also will see what rewards bring and hopefully snatch a few cheap TOTS cards.
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: Kiwi on May 18, 2017, 10:43:47 am
Well done mate.
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: TheBaldyBuddha on May 18, 2017, 10:59:41 am
That 95 Cavani is a animal better then SBC Suarez when you consider my Goals to games ratio with every other striker is .30 or below have played 12 with him and he has 25 goals and 7 assists, can miss them too but his dribbling is different class. 
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: Kiwi on May 18, 2017, 11:28:39 am
Damn! Good one!
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: UltimateSimmov2 on May 18, 2017, 03:33:24 pm
Just can't seem to win the tourney. 12 attempts down, 4 finals.
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: gladiatorrrrrr on May 18, 2017, 06:25:58 pm
the 5th time will be the winner Simmo  ;D
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: UltimateSimmov2 on May 19, 2017, 08:16:59 am
the 5th time will be the winner Simmo  ;D

Nah, neither the 6th or 7th too

Out of attempts so unless I get back to div 2 and hold tomorrow night my gold monthly dream is done
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: TheBaldyBuddha on May 19, 2017, 09:42:20 am
Heading off to Dusseldorf in 3 hours until sunday night so no WL for me  ;D

GL to all will chat on Sunday/Monday glad i will be missing the PL TOTS lag fest TBH
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: Kiwi on May 19, 2017, 12:06:01 pm
Enjoy the trip mate!! Don't drink too much ... if that's possible :P
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: Kiwi on May 19, 2017, 10:06:11 pm
Hey Simmo - how did you go re: hold Div 2?

Started playing a little later after dinner tonight. WL for me, then the kid went WL too. Managed to get back to back wins in ET, before a relatively comfortable win. This was the last game of the night:

It was the last game as I didn't want to tempt fate after that by playing another! ;D
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: Cart79 on May 19, 2017, 11:53:48 pm
do you get WL qualification for holding div 2 now?  thought you had to get promoted to do it or did they change that?
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: Kiwi on May 20, 2017, 06:52:45 am
do you get WL qualification for holding div 2 now?  thought you had to get promoted to do it or did they change that?

Yeah - Simmo mentioned he held D2 the other day and qualification. Think EA are trying to get more people in there!
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: UltimateSimmov2 on May 20, 2017, 08:45:54 am
do you get WL qualification for holding div 2 now?  thought you had to get promoted to do it or did they change that?

Yeah - Simmo mentioned he held D2 the other day and qualification. Think EA are trying to get more people in there!

Can't get back into div2. Going to beast it hard for a little while then early tomorrow. If not made it by lunchtime then i'll leave it. Leaves too many games to play then
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: TWS001 on May 20, 2017, 06:29:30 pm
Rewards on Thursday gave me TOTS El Ahmadi and little else.
Also completed the Suarez SBC yesterday after six when all the A.Madrid, Barca and Real players were getting dumped for cheap. Didn't manage to pack anything unfortunately!

Played six games in the weekend league. Won the first one, but then it all went wrong. A combination of opponents Butland, 90th minute goals and some horrendous luck soon had me at 1-3. Managed to get two wins after to end 3-3.
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: Kiwi on May 21, 2017, 02:46:44 pm
Combined effort this WL ... I started on Friday night we ended up 6-2 (5-1 for me & 1-1 for the kid). By Saturday night it was 19-5 ... kid lost another 2 in the 7-odd he played, so I was around 8-1 for the day. Really had fun!

Today ... 1 started with a win before the kid took over ...

Now, I stopped taking results a few weeks back so don't quit have stats. But it sure was probably the easiest weekend! Especially the kid, ripping apart pretty much everybody in a 15 win streak - included a number of ROW Top 100 players.

We both had fun! I probably raged only a handful of times ;D

The team ... well, well ... absolute monster of a team, must say! That's probably what made it so easy! Think the majority of teams we versed they struggled with the silvers unbalancing their teams. One of those for instance was Honurly Airbrn (made both ROW regional finals) - it was one-way traffic, kid scoring 3. He made so many people rage quit today!

So, overall 14-2 for me and 21-3 for the kid ... 35 wins with a decent skill rating, might just be good enough for Top 100 after all the WL hype.

The team ...
(http://i.imgur.com/6kmM3Hm.jpg)

... and subs - have to mention Meite & Farias - amazing. Farias was a super-sub in one of my games - scored 4 and took MOTM. Next game, subbed in again, scored 2 and once again MOTM. Great card!
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: TWS001 on May 21, 2017, 07:04:24 pm
I didn't go on Fifa until really late last night. Lost the first three to leave me 3-6. Wasn't even playing that badly, I just wasn't getting anything my way and there was slight delay and unresponsiveness.
Them it turned. Ended the night 8-7. The final game though was absolutely unbelievable. The opponent had IF Ben Yedder in attack and just after half time I was 5-1 down, with Ben Yedder scoring all five shots he had. What followed was pretty spectacular. I started scoring and in the 86th minute at 5-4 down I was clean through but his Bailly took me out and got a red. Somehow I scored again to make it 5-5 and with his players all half dead I added another three in extra time to win 8-5! SBC Lewandowski went one better than his Ben Yedder and scored six goals. Crazy stuff!

So I need ten wins tonight which is unlikely. Will probably aim for silver 1 or 2. Was in exactly the same position last weekend and reeled of nine straight wins but the chances of that happening again are slim!
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: TWS001 on May 22, 2017, 01:16:48 am
Had a bit of unexpected free time earlier and have moved on to 12-9. Lost the first game on penalties (should have won it), won the next four, and lost the last one 2-1, and somehow missed an open goal, so should be at a couple more wins really.
Hopefully I'll be able reel off some quick wins later.

In one team I've been using TOTT Steeve Yago, Tongo Doumbia and Diego Contento. Doumbia has been a solid CDM, Yago a steady, if unspectacular RB, and Contento a LB who seems to play anywhere but LB. He can't shoot so when he decides to pop up at striker a couple of times a game, he has no hope of scoring!

The other team I'm using Molla Wague at CB, PotY Watkins as an attacking CDM and my red Futchamps Josh King at striker. Wague is an excellent, rock at the back, Watkins feels like a gold, and after a bad start with King, he's started scoring and assisting consistently.
Has actually been quite fun destroying awful silver pacey fullbacks and dreadful silver keepers.
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: UltimateSimmov2 on May 22, 2017, 05:11:14 am
On the brink of div 1. Need 1 win from 3 games

Not going to risk playing until after WL finishes as I have no desire to slog 40 games in 12 hours. Sounds like a fun challenge though   ;D
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: TWS001 on May 22, 2017, 08:49:10 pm
Managed the standard Gold 3 finish ending with 18-13. Had lots of time left to try for Gold 1 or 2 but was done with trying to defend against the most OP card in FUT history!

I actually quite liked this weekend league. Didn't play against Walker once, and was fun taking on and attempting to destroy the weak links, mainly dodgy fullbacks that a lot of people were deploying. 4231(2) is the perfect formation for remaining strong in the centre of your defence for stopping the 4321 and 41212(2) counter attacks, whilst also giving you lots of width to double up on weak, low stamina full backs.
Made a change to play against some different players.

On to the negatives. Butland. I swear he saves even more since the last patch. Him making double figure saves whilst I concede one or two goals from the three shots on my goal probably accounted for 4 or 5 of the losses. Games where you are completely on top yet he is superhuman and your keeper is a potato!

The other thing that was annoying about this weekend, and will be the new menace for the rest of FUT17. The new Son card. Seriously this guy is harder to stop than any other player in FUT history. Ronaldo, Messi, anyone has nothing on him. Whether its the combination of traits, weak foot, skill moves and stats, I'm not sure. EA have created a monster! And because he is so cheap to get, I reckon three out of every four games were against him. It doesn't matter however bad the opponent is, you are never more than two seconds away from conceding a goal. Anywhere within 35 yards, one slight mistake or misplaced step with your defender and it's a goal!
You seriously can't fully defend with any confidence against him. Maybe he isn't better than a TOTY Ronaldo, but you very rarely face him, but when Son is destroying you every game he just seems much harder. I got to the stage where my main tactic against him is just destroy him. Kick the crap out of him. There really is no other way!
EA have seriously messed up making him so cheap I think. Will be absolutely everywhere until 18 comes out. Bring back Musa!
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: Kiwi on May 22, 2017, 10:00:30 pm
Well done mate.

Yeah ... Son. SMH.

I've played with him in Seasons only & he is simply stupidly good. Like you say, the combination - they've hit the sweet spot. Directly after his skill upgrade, it changed everything. Even the kid today said he'd rather player Ronaldo, Messi, etc before facing Son.
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: UltimateSimmov2 on May 23, 2017, 06:53:38 am
Well, now for the first time in div 1 this year and with it weekend league qualification.

Should've won div 2 but drew the last game.

Now on 3rd attempt at Siggurdson. Would be nice but not essential
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: gladiatorrrrrr on May 23, 2017, 06:10:21 pm
Congrats simmo!

Just looked at my current standing. Division 8. That is when I left the game mo ths ago. Teams are ready to so tomorrow I will be back in FUT ......

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Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: TWS001 on May 24, 2017, 12:36:32 am
This current tournament. Had six completed attempts so far. Five defeats in the final and one in the 1st round! Just can't win the thing. Lost one last night and four today!
Just lost my latest final on penalties after an awful game. Guy was keeping the ball and barely attacking. My best chance fell to my Futchamps Hamsik but his keeper saved. Eventually he scored in the 105th minute (yet another goal in the final minute of a half) and was not out his half the rest of the game. On 117 minutes he completely messed up and passed straight to me to leave me three on one with his keeper. 1-1. After that he went into full panic mode. I got free again on 120 minutes but messed up the shot. Should have won.

Also been a couple of ridiculous moments along the way. First one, Musa is offside (the linesman flags) but then the AI goes full on crazy:

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=HsbvTVUvuaY

And this one, was trying to switch player and the shot turned into a soft chip:

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Ue3EsTV26zQ

Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: gladiatorrrrrr on May 24, 2017, 04:07:35 am
Wow that first clip is pretty mental...

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Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: Kiwi on May 24, 2017, 06:17:19 am
Yeah ... offside, play advantage, don't get the ball again but give a penalty. Wow!
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: TheBaldyBuddha on May 24, 2017, 07:49:29 am
Game is gone to pot feels so **** like i have a yo yo attached to my foot not a ball, don't know if it is less people playing of more  ???

Just totally different to last Thursday never feel in control of the ball boncing off players and the speed is ultra fast WTF
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: TWS001 on May 24, 2017, 09:04:33 am
Managed to lose SEVEN finals in this tournament! Just incredible. Back to the time when I lost 16 consecutive Gold Cup finals in Fifa 15! Difference then though was that that was over a couple of months. This has been in 24 hours!
I've basically played a weekend league in the space of 24 hours, ending with a record of 22-10! Back at work tomorrow so normality will resume.
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: TheBaldyBuddha on May 24, 2017, 09:38:48 am
Ah so there was a patch over the weekend explains a lot ffs can't they just leave the game alone  ::) Pace is back and no ball control with it
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: UltimateSimmov2 on May 24, 2017, 09:48:30 am
I can't win the bloomin tourney either. 3 finals lost

Pulled TOTS Keane from one of the epl premium packs. Will see how he goes in the WL in the fitness team

Edit, had one final fling and won it. 6-1, 5-0, 4-1 & 4-1 in the final when they quit. Satisfying
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: gladiatorrrrrr on May 24, 2017, 09:00:13 pm
nice Simmo!
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: TheBaldyBuddha on May 25, 2017, 12:03:15 am

The other thing that was annoying about this weekend, and will be the new menace for the rest of FUT17. The new Son card. Seriously this guy is harder to stop than any other player in FUT history. Ronaldo, Messi, anyone has nothing on him. Whether its the combination of traits, weak foot, skill moves and stats, I'm not sure. EA have created a monster! And because he is so cheap to get, I reckon three out of every four games were against him. It doesn't matter however bad the opponent is, you are never more than two seconds away from conceding a goal. Anywhere within 35 yards, one slight mistake or misplaced step with your defender and it's a goal!
You seriously can't fully defend with any confidence against him. Maybe he isn't better than a TOTY Ronaldo, but you very rarely face him, but when Son is destroying you every game he just seems much harder. I got to the stage where my main tactic against him is just destroy him. Kick the crap out of him. There really is no other way!
EA have seriously messed up making him so cheap I think. Will be absolutely everywhere until 18 comes out. Bring back Musa!

Just got worse  :o

(https://gyazo.com/001459f4fb7afb2f73bcd0d50341d044.png)
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: UltimateSimmov2 on May 25, 2017, 07:11:58 am
Won the ko tourney at the 1st attempt this time round. Have now qualified for the weekend league in 3 different ways for this weekend  ;D

Hope I haven't killed my luck moving forward

Played my first ever div 1 game and got mullered 6-0  :D game play did feel rubbish though
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: TWS001 on May 25, 2017, 08:22:05 am
After the seven final defeats in the first tournament, won the new one with my two weekend league teams 6-2, 4-3, 1-1 (5-4 pens) and 4-1. Had to come from behind in every match, and from 3-0 down in the second game. A certain PotM card destroying my defence but the opponent wasn't that great. After his constant dabs with Son, he got the full treatment when I went 4-3 up! Best goal was the equaliser in the semi final. My left back, IF Plattenhardt, putting in a sublime free kick. He's one I really like. Has excellent dead ball stats, great crossing and traits that also help his crossing. Has got to be the best Bundesliga LB, until Friday at least! If he gets a TOTS he will be incredible.

The gameplay felt extremely fast. Much quicker than usual. Luckily there was no delay at all, really responsive, so that balanced it out for me at least.
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: TheBaldyBuddha on May 25, 2017, 08:50:21 am
Gameplay is way too fast i'm getting screen shuddering and all it's way to ping pongy
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: TheBaldyBuddha on May 25, 2017, 09:33:03 am
Surprise surprise i won it don't quite know how gameplay is just too fast played this in the final

(https://gyazo.com/017f544f50034781e514209b3568bac8.png)

2 90th min goals serves him right  ;D
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: Kiwi on May 25, 2017, 09:33:18 am
The kid has qualified for the FIWC Regional Finals - Doha this time. So, we're reading about it and the rules state that this competition uses National teams in Kickoff mode.

So, yesterday we versed each other in a bunch of games, so that he can get a feel for it. Of course we know there is a difference ... but what a difference! Must say there was one game that was quite slick in comparison to the others - 5-4 scoreline - with the opening 30 minutes being FUT-esque! 5 goals in that first half hour and passing was smooth, player runs were amazing, everything was so clinical.

Predominantly though, there was mostly 1/2 goals scored in each game - with maybe another 1 being more than that (probably 7/8 games in total). It's pretty sad that FUT is speed up WAY too much.

Played a handful of games after that in the DKO again ... felt like Hammy in Over The Hedge with some Sprite in him ... !
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: TWS001 on May 25, 2017, 03:52:35 pm
Something as definitely changed. It was so quick last night! After playing 32 games on Monday/Tuesday and 31 in the weekend league, I played enough to know it wasn't in my head how it was last night!
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: Kiwi on May 26, 2017, 06:42:07 am
Opened up rewards today ... Nothing of note in the 2 x 100k packs.

The 2 Premium TOTW packs ... Walkout on the first - that blank flag. Son. Phew ... could've been Bonucci or Koulibaly, so happy with that return.

Next pack ... walkout again ... Son ... again. Okie dokie ... nice return from the decent WL result. With the proceeds, bought Reus. ;D
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: TWS001 on May 26, 2017, 09:04:07 am
I got the worst rewards yet. Best player was the Italian goalkeeper Perin. Then did Marquee Matchups, somehow not needing to buy anyone even though i've cleaned out about two thousand players in the past couple of weeks. The packs were on par with my rewards!
Then got myself just under 50 silver upgrade packs clearing out only untradable silvers in my club. Again, got non of the potential TOTS cards that you can pack who have non rare NIF cards

Was annoyed at getting literally nothing all evening so stupidly opened the 125k pack from the store. Didn't expect anything and regretted pressing the button immediately even more so when there was no pause. What followed was unexpected! Three huge blue flares were flying about!

Actually made a small profit on the pack, getting 2MotM Fellaini, TOTS Mbodj and TOTS Larsson.
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: Kiwi on May 26, 2017, 09:37:35 am
Ah ... awesome pack ... good one!
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: gladiatorrrrrr on May 26, 2017, 06:07:49 pm
wow TWS~!
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: Cart79 on May 26, 2017, 10:21:54 pm
Managed to force myself to try a comeback game last night.   Just in seasons div 2 and drawn against someone who had spent their saved coins on the TOTS players.   Got into a 2-0 lead not sure how really but the game was laggy and horrible that it was taking forever to finish the game.  My opponent downed controller just shy of ht, at which point I scored to go 3-1 up, that was that he didn't play, I didn't play, just let the game play out.   Boring and not exactly drawing me back in.  Maybe its just the seasons servers.  If its Serie A TOTS tonight I may spend my coins but I fear this instalment of the game is already dead to me.
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: TWS001 on May 27, 2017, 07:55:01 am
Played three games against typical weekend league teams and tactics. Won all three, 4-0, 4-3 and 3-1. Played some decent stuff but too tired to carry on.

SBC Lewandowski scored his 100th game when he opened the scoring with a penalty in the first game of the night. Easily my favourite striker this year. He has 132 games, 103 goals and 50 assists. The runs he makes, movement and clinical finishing make him great.
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: UltimateSimmov2 on May 27, 2017, 07:05:07 pm
Have started off 4-4. Win one, lose one all the way through. The main team being the losing ones, the prem team, bolstered by the TOTS arrivals have been great winning 4.

Considering selling Ronaldo (again) to free up some coins along with 89 Coutinho. Should net around a million if I do
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: TheBaldyBuddha on May 27, 2017, 11:06:46 pm
No real push for me this weekend as the gameplay has been shocking during the week, but did play 6 games yesterday evening and only 1 game felt super fast others where fine am 5-1 so far
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: UltimateSimmov2 on May 28, 2017, 02:27:31 am
I'm 8-8.
All games lost were away from home where the game play was horrible. Usual sluggish players and opposition playing like all 99 rated gods

Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: UltimateSimmov2 on May 28, 2017, 05:10:47 am
First game of the night session and go down 3-2 in ET to a pro footballer  :o

Fares Bahlouli of standard liege. Nice 95 pro player card. He scored 2 early goals with himself. BS winner with 3 mins to go with a floating header that my little lad could've saved.

Had a full team mix of pro league TOTS and ligue 1 IF's with YPOTY Mbappe

8-9

Edit. Finished up today on 10-11. Unsurprisingly the same WLWLWLWL....etc  :P
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: TWS001 on May 28, 2017, 08:59:03 am
Moved on to 10-2 tonight. My internet drop after I went to 8-2 about five seconds after I got back to the menu's. The matches since then were difficult, but ground out 2-1 and 1-0 in not the best connection, and speed up lag in the final game. Time to stop for the night!
Getting to 10 also meant Gold 3 for the month, so six more for gold 2. Also if this form continues and i have a bit of time during the day tomorrow, gold 2 should be obtainable but not going to kill myself to get there.
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: Kiwi on May 28, 2017, 09:48:30 am
Unlucky Simmo ... been there before with the WLWLWL bit - hope that turns for you.

Good job TWS - great record so far!
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: UltimateSimmov2 on May 28, 2017, 06:32:41 pm
Well, thought i'd grab an early session this morning and surprised by the results.

10-11 at the start...... now 18-11  8)

Levels of excellence never before seen on my Xbox. Only one tricky game when coming from behind the only time in that run. Both teams purring beautifully.

Must be said though I resisted taking just any game and made sure all games were at home.

If anyone is looking for a relatively cheap TOTS super sub. Try out Izquierdo. Plays like messi, shoots like ronaldo. Might be wrong but think he's the only player who has 99 pace with 99 acceleration. Thunderous long shots too.

Could I get gold 2?? Or even 1  :o

Win all my remaining games and I get elite.. yeah dream on  ;D
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: Kiwi on May 28, 2017, 07:37:47 pm
Good stuff mate! Well done.
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: UltimateSimmov2 on May 29, 2017, 12:01:30 am
So took a little break before heading into the final 11. Mistake

Game play was fine but came up against some god tier teams and it was a s if the teams did a Chelsea.... went into holiday mode. Job done and all that. Frustrating.

Anyways tried out an experimental team of pro league and Bundesliga with a touch of BPL. Some good, some bad.

Ended up 3-7 and finished on 21 for gold 2 for the first time. Not bad I suppose and would've taken that. Secured silver 1 monthly
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: Kiwi on May 29, 2017, 06:21:35 am
Gold 2 is personally my sweet spot (re: rewards). That is good - well done.

My problem at the moment is that those god tier teams ... you actually cannot compete (all the time) if you're team is not stacked itself. I don't do single league teams - always needs to be a hybrid. If I don't want to use (abuse) the massively OP players, then I am effectively disadvantaging/handicapping myself.

Once again, it's all so boring - same 4/5/6 TOTS players (Walker, Lloris, Azpi, Alonso, Benteke, Eriksen), then POTY Kante and POTY Alli in there ... and of course, Son. Lob though to Benteke/Son and just run. Or kick off, pass to CAM and hard throughball forward.
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: TWS001 on May 29, 2017, 10:42:42 am
I had a decent start from 10-2, winning a couple, but it all fell apart. Some of the utter BS bounces going on and 45, 90 and 105 minute goals left, right and centre. Got to Gold 3 with 10 losses and a shot at Gold 1, but too many games took their toll and I took six straight losses while stuck on 20 wins! Eventually finished 21-16, so was 11-14 for the evening.
The sort of joke goals and pure pathetic programming of referees completely tilted me at the end!
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: UltimateSimmov2 on May 30, 2017, 02:13:11 am
4 shots so far at TOTS Pulisic, 4 semi final defeats. 2 deserved

Playing some great stuff with my '2nd' team. Wished I could afford TOTS Ibra

What's people made of TOTS Stindl? Picked him up, converted to CM, but nothing so far from him. Likewise TOTS Modeste. He reminds me if higuain. Which is not a good thing. His stats say he should be devastating

And again i'll bang the drum. TOTS Izquierdo. Get him
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: Kiwi on May 30, 2017, 07:16:35 am
2 SF and 1 QF loss between the kid and I last night. My 2 SF losses - honestly, no idea how and why I would/could lose them. Did change the team up to use the Bundes bunch (Reus - Stindl - Piszczek - Hummels - Neuer) down the right side. Went with FB Villa at LST, Bergkamp as the CAM, Gullit at LCM. TOTS Tielemans as a CDM (bit short there!) with TOTS Dendoncker as the CB and TOTS Obradovic at LB.

Overall, plenty fun with the team. On Stindl ... he was decent. Won a bunch of interceptions that I didn't expect and scored a few - one from 20 yds - good strike into the top left corner, with some pace & swerve. Like him so far - do think the team felling good, has something to do with that though.
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: TWS001 on May 30, 2017, 08:59:28 am
I've used MotM Stindl for about 130 games at CAM in mostly 4231(2) and the rest 4231 at central CAM. Is fantastic there. Has 65 goals and 44 assists. Scores great goal and is a perfect CAM. The TOTS will be great.

Played a couple of games in the cup. It was awful though. Delay, sluggish, awful gameplay. Won the first game 3-0 with a half time rage quit, but the second game was hellish. Someone with a packed defence not even trying to attack. With the slow awful touches, it was impossible to break through. However in the second half of extra time, my centre back came from nowhere, got in on the keeper and put it in the top corner. Into the semi final, hopefully servers will be better.
Someone I know couldn't get a game above 2 bar connection, and when i initially tried could only get 1 bar, so servers were obviously messed up. Menus also lagged. Hopefully will be better tomorrow!
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: UltimateSimmov2 on May 31, 2017, 12:27:14 am
Finally won the DKT at the 7th attempt.

Must say that the game speed has been nigh on perfect throughout all attempts and minimal bullsh##. Oh if the weekend league could only play like this.

Try as I might I can't get TOTS Modeste or Stindl to play ball. Just knocked up another team to try them in and nothing at all in div 2 to say keep plugging away with them. Disappointed

(https://s3.postimg.org/6z4j0h1mb/30-05-2017_15-26-01.png)
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: Kiwi on May 31, 2017, 07:09:10 am
Well done Simmo.

Had a bit of a stressful time last night with the DKT. Started easily enough - 3 min in, goal by Higuain = immediate quit. Ok, take that.

Nothing too memorable with the QF and SF games and into the final for the 1st time with this DKT. Opponent was probably a rugby winger - look for the corner flag first & foremost. SMH.

Went behind but equalised within 4 minutes - thankfully! Into ET, he scored again, but I managed to equalise in the 120th min with FB Villa. Big Phew!

Penalties ... he's pretty hopeless takes the first and scores, but I save the 2nd. I have 'my routine' - sprint, hard, bottom left - my first 3 straight in. I save his 4th and it was over. Incredibly frustrating given once again, the guy had such little skill - no creativity in attacks, abuse the game where possible ... and playing with Musa at ST.

Another typical day on FIFA!
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: TWS001 on May 31, 2017, 10:33:55 am
Won Pulisic quite easily. Lost a couple of times very unluckily where the opponent scored nearly every shot while I had 15 and somehow lost. Butland of course involved in that!

In the winning run, I won 3-2 in the first round easily, only conceding the second with the last kick of the game. The quarter final was a 2-1 rage quit where I went behind to a serial lob through baller with a typical dodgy touch by my centre back putting the opponent through. After that i demolished him and he instantly quit when I went 2-1 up after 70 minutes or so.
The semi final was one of the most one sided games I've ever played. The opponent has a crazy team with premium SBC cards and red futchamp cards mainly. I went 1-0 up early but after that just kept attacking constantly and the ball hardly went in my half. When the second went in after 60 minutes he was gone. I had 70% possession and the opponent had no shots at all!
Surely the final would be more difficult? No. Another rage quit win, this time going 3-0 up proving enough.

Rotated my weekend league Bundesliga team with a new Ajax (TOTS Schone, TOTS Sanchez, TOTS Veltman, IMotM Traore) Anderlecht (TOTS Polish striker, TOTS Tiellemans, TOTS Hanni, TOTGS Dendonker) Man United (Shaw, Smalling, De Gea) hybrid.
The Man Utd guys were there because Shaw and Smalling were the best usable perfect link I could find in my club. Shaw even scored in the final. The star of that team though was Tielemens. He put goals in for fun!
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: TWS001 on June 02, 2017, 04:41:38 am
Weekly rewards were terrible but not bothered by them after this:

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=7vrbLWWFH7Q
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: Kiwi on June 02, 2017, 06:25:04 am
Congrats mate.

For the nth time, monthly rewards have been atrocious. Walkout ... Brazil ... Jonas. Got trolled by him during the weeklies too back when he was in the same TOTW as Neymar.

When looking at the possible rewards, we got the 2nd worst/worst 88-rated one (Dzeko possibly being worse), Falcao as the 87-rated one (Koulibaly/Gameiro could possibly have been better) and Lemar as a decent 86-rated one, but will definitely be looking to pick up his TOTS card.

So, another massive disappointment. There has not been 1 standout 'useful' midfielder or attacker pulled - since the beginning. That's approx 140 red cards pulled over 9 months - even the Top 100 44-cards in December resulted in Lehmann and Handanovic.
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: TWS001 on June 02, 2017, 07:42:39 am
Thanks! Couldn't believe my eyes when the French flag appeared! When the Man Utd badge appeared my mind was blown. My best pull ever by a mile.
He scored two on his debut in a 3-0 thirty minute rage quit win.
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: UltimateSimmov2 on June 02, 2017, 08:28:44 am
Congrats TWS.

Guess who I pulled from my 2 silver, 1 gold silver 1 monthlies ...... Bas frikkin Dost  ???

Garbage. Nothing in weeklies either. The 45k was nice though
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: TWS001 on June 03, 2017, 08:52:02 am
Was working until 8pm, so only a quick session tonight. Lost the first game somehow, but as usual the early games are better football matches before the one goal maximum defensive crap begins. After that two rage quit wins and a penalty shoot out victory, leaving me 3-1.

And 92 Pogba?
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=TLe6I3tTuWw
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: Kiwi on June 03, 2017, 09:02:22 am
Good FK!
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: UltimateSimmov2 on June 03, 2017, 04:37:33 pm
Sitting at 6-4 going into today. Ok considering I had a 1-3 start

12 more wins please EA gods
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: Kiwi on June 03, 2017, 07:46:13 pm
After last night's start of 7-2 ... now sitting on 11-10. At times I hate this game.

Getting bundled over in the box about to score - nothing ... whilst I concede this:
(http://i.imgur.com/J7iZlH9.gif)

... and the d!ckheads I'm playing against ... massive try-hards.
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: UltimateSimmov2 on June 04, 2017, 10:54:27 am
14-12. Was 9-4 then the bad 'luck' hit. Went to 10-11 before pulling it back a bit. 4 more should be in reach with 14 left...... I hope

Not sure if they have Nerfed Son. Been totally invisible pretty much in that last session.  Thorns in my side so far this weekend league..... pogba and Willian. Pair of right tossers 
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: TheBaldyBuddha on June 04, 2017, 11:03:17 am
not played 1 game this weekend bored of it really no incentive to play, TOTS has failed to ignite any interest
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: Kiwi on June 04, 2017, 12:06:18 pm
The bane of my life is delinquent f#%king idiots LT-RT the whole f%$*ing game.

You'd swear these morons are playing a football game!
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: UltimateSimmov2 on June 04, 2017, 09:53:21 pm
Needing 2 wins from 6. Crap early session. Teams were half asleep

Edit... got to 19 wins in the end. Some unbelievable games in that lot. So it all again next week
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: TWS001 on June 05, 2017, 09:56:53 am
Went from 3-1 to 10-5 last night and took that on to 21-10 tonight. Simply couldn't stand another game after that though. Was an absolute grind as ever and just had enough. Not even another 4 wins for two 100k packs could keep me going!
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: TWS001 on June 06, 2017, 05:27:16 am
Won Marquinhos first go, with 2-1 , 2-1, 2-1 and 3-1 wins. Used my Pogba team in the first round and semi, and a team using TOTS cards of Ritchie, Cairney and Shelvey with the Fut Birthday Darren Bent in the quarter and final. Shelvey scored long range freekicks in both games and Darren Bent was deadly.
Next dillema is what on earth to do until Friday! Guess I'll have to waste my free weekend league pass and hit Division 1.
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: Kiwi on June 06, 2017, 04:45:15 pm
Last night could simply not get past the SF. Today, played after being out at a client (around 5PM-ish) ... walked it - something like 4-0 RQ, 5-2, 3-1 and 3-0.
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: UltimateSimmov2 on June 07, 2017, 05:42:19 am
8 attempts yesterday. All pretty close games but no joy. 2 more just now and the game play is god awful.

6 left.

Wonder why they have reduced the attempts this week from the last 2. Be nice to have him but not overly stressed about it
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: UltimateSimmov2 on June 08, 2017, 07:35:52 am
All attempts gone. Truly horse $hit game play tonight

Players couldn't pass, control or make any attempt to close the opposition down. They sat so far back it made life easy for everyone I played in 6 games. Scraped one draw.

This had f'n better improve come Friday else it could be a game breaker for me. Can't stand that
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: TWS001 on June 08, 2017, 07:52:11 am
I can't even play it tonight. Was planning for an assault on Division 1 but my internet is constantly dropping, phone signal is terrible, and to top it off, nobody around here has running water! Everything is messed up around here all at the same time!
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: TheBaldyBuddha on June 08, 2017, 12:14:47 pm
(https://gyazo.com/93ab9bb629857cd93f145c8884142dc9.png)

At last lost 5 finals in a row, was 2-1 in the 90th and of course he scores had to go to pens
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: UltimateSimmov2 on June 09, 2017, 08:08:25 am
8 attempts yesterday. All pretty close games but no joy. 2 more just now and the game play is god awful.

2 games tonight same $hit. How is it that you have a clear pass through to a teammate, you point the stick in that direction, yet it decides to pass to the other guy who is marked by 2 defenders.

Daft thing is, is I know both my main teams work. Their form has just totally flipped off the back of last weekend

If this is weekend league tomorrow, I will quit. Unbearable frustration
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: TheBaldyBuddha on June 09, 2017, 10:22:14 am
8 attempts yesterday. All pretty close games but no joy. 2 more just now and the game play is god awful.

2 games tonight same $hit. How is it that you have a clear pass through to a teammate, you point the stick in that direction, yet it decides to pass to the other guy who is marked by 2 defenders.

Daft thing is, is I know both my main teams work. Their form has just totally flipped off the back of last weekend

If this is weekend league tomorrow, I will quit. Unbearable frustration


its only gonna get worse with la liga tots tomorrow
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: TWS001 on June 09, 2017, 10:41:44 pm
Let my little girl open my rewards. First rare mega pack, huge pause...... Blue flare...... Walkout...... Iker Cassilas. Only other high rated player was Keylor Navas.
Did marquee matchups and got a silver IF and another Keylor Navas.

Me and weekend league looks increasingly unlikely right now. Internet is completely messed up where I live. The whole town is messed up. Tried yesterday when it was actually briefly connected and got 1363 ping! That'd be fun!
I can either use the mobile 4g and hotspot it to just not bother unless they actually fix it today. Not too fussed either way.
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: TheBaldyBuddha on June 10, 2017, 02:41:43 am
Well well well only EA could do this

https://reddit.com/r/FIFA/comments/6g6y6t/new_game_breaking_bug_after_new_update_right/ (http://"https://www.reddit.com/r/FIFA/comments/6g6y6t/new_game_breaking_bug_after_new_update_right/")


Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: UltimateSimmov2 on June 10, 2017, 11:33:27 am
Usual 3-2 start. No luck in the 2 defeats but the game play was slick

On the plus side, packed TOTS Carvajal.

Would love Casemiro and one of the big top 4 forwards
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: TWS001 on June 10, 2017, 06:32:41 pm
Unfortunately they managed to fix the phone lines around here so that meant weekend league!

It was shocking. The worst it's been in a long long time. Delay, horrible gameplay, just so bad.
First game I had 20 shots to the opponents 4. Lost 2-1 in the 90th minute. Second game, went 1-0 down in the 90th minute, equalised straight away but ended up losing 2-1 in the 120th minute when my defender did an auto slide and deflected a shot that was going wide into the net.
Was fully tilted at this stage but carried on.
Next game went 1-0 down to a ridiculous goal with multiple strange bounces in the 3rd minute. Of course that 89 Son. However I ended up winning with 45th and 105th minute goals.
Next game was a 2-2 penalty shoot out win, after that an easy 3-0 rage quit, and then another win that was dodgy and involved me scoring a 90th minute leveller with my only shot on goal all game. Scored a second on 105!

So, ended 4-2 after two defeats to start. It was shocking though. So many goals in the last minute of halves that felt so wrong. Awful bounces or defences just not there at the end. This weekend it feels like this stuff has been ramped up 300%!
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: UltimateSimmov2 on June 11, 2017, 01:51:38 am
6-6.
Pulled it back from 4-6 after some garbage connections which left my players scared of the ball... and stuck in the mud.
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: TWS001 on June 11, 2017, 01:54:10 am
From reading the forum it is supposedly awful today. Was going to hit it hard in the next half hour but will just watch the football first and see what it's like later.
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: Kiwi on June 11, 2017, 08:06:04 am
Quit 5/6 games now in a row. Simply horrible and cba to play when the game is out of your control.

Back to a "combination of f*&ked-up game and delinquent retarded cnuts". For me it's just getting worse and obviously the most frustrating aspect is that I rage pretty much all the time.
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: TheBaldyBuddha on June 11, 2017, 08:31:18 am
Played 1 game last week a 15th min RQ win and  yet to play this week
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: Kiwi on June 11, 2017, 09:01:11 am
Done. I give up. The game/community has finally beat me.

Goodbye.
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: TWS001 on June 11, 2017, 09:02:23 am
It's horrendous this weekend, probably the worst yet. Players feel out of control, slow to react, and tonight are blatently not doing what input you put in. Servers are appalling. Unless they are really bad, each game feels like a lottery of unresponsiveness and stupid bounces. And all this means even more goals on 45 or 90 minutes. No game tonight has been to extra time.
Unless tomorrow drastically improves, Gold 3 will be an achivement! Am currently 10-9.
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: Kiwi on June 11, 2017, 09:40:40 am
Literally threw controllers, cables out the room, yanked the Xbox out and the kid stopped me from turfing that as well. It's all his now and I'm just over it and moving on.

It consumes me and I'm worse for it.

Good luck everybody. It's been a blast - this forum has been going for plenty and always appreciated waking up to read it - even if there was only a post or 2.

Cheers
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: UltimateSimmov2 on June 11, 2017, 10:48:12 am
Looks like we have all hit the wall  :-\

Yes, I'm 11-11. I'm no genius at the game, far from it, but I detest losing against shocking players who get obvious assistance from the game. Boils the pi$$

Tried several teams. Work one game, shocking the next. I'm also making sure I play all games at home. Makes not one jot of difference.

Plug away a bit in the morning and tomorrow night to see if 18 is achieved. Once there (if) i'll stop.

Pack luck has gone to the bog also
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: UltimateSimmov2 on June 12, 2017, 12:36:55 am
Problem we all have though is that champs is the only game mode worth playing. Catch 22
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: TWS001 on June 12, 2017, 03:19:17 am
Played another five games this afternoon in a spare hour and got four more wins, with two very quick rage quits, to move on to 14-10. The last game even involved a 27 penalty shoot out that I won 11-10!
The servers were still absolutely shocking though. It's practically impossible to play proper football, especially against the crazy 100 aggression teams. The players take an extra touch when receiving the ball so passing or adjusting the player is pointless because Kante or who ever, just steamrolls straight through you. Also defending against the standard narrow counter attacking is harder than usual as the player switching and delay in getting the defender to move where you want when you first get control of him is fatal. Very difficult to cover the through balls that are so predictable and usually easy to stop as you just can't get the defender to react in time.
How I've got to Silver 1 with sixteen games left is beyond me. Although looking at the stuff going on, the opponents are suffering too.
Get the final four wins ASAP and play something else this evening is the plan.
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: TWS001 on June 12, 2017, 04:44:27 am
Won two more to get to 16-10 but then at 1-1 in the next something happened and i suddenly have three second input delay. Quit. Will give it a while and hopefully get the two wins. What a joke this is this weekend.
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: SherlockH on June 12, 2017, 04:54:00 am
Problem we all have though is that champs is the only game mode worth playing. Catch 22
They need to bring the regular cup competitions back, I've only had seasons and single games to play this year, although single games have been really enjoyable recently.
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: TWS001 on June 12, 2017, 07:10:08 am
Went on a mad run tonight, got from 14-10 to 20-11, with loss an unplayable mess i quit, (and was 10-9 at the start of the day). Had meant to stop at Gold 3 but kept going until I lost. Of course I get 20 and think, yeah, I'll stop at 21. Four games later get the win after an endless stream of filth was thrown my way! 21-14 but my god it was painful this weekend!
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: Cart79 on June 12, 2017, 08:44:53 am
Done. I give up. The game/community has finally beat me.

Goodbye.

Ditch FIFA (like I did a month or so ago) but don't leave us, we wouldn't even have this forum if it wasn't for you.  FIFA is too consuming, demands so much and gives little in return, not that it doesn't have its positives but so many negatives too. 
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: UltimateSimmov2 on June 12, 2017, 03:52:35 pm
Late session after the Xbox conference saw me get some of the best connections I've had this year. Seen a lot of people say that late Sunday is decent. You do see a lot of the pro's suddenly spring up top of the leaderboards come Monday morning.

Anyways, was 11-11. Progressed to 18-13 then went to bed. Comfortably the best weekend league record I've had. Strange in amongst all this uncertainty.

Once again left scratching my head, this time with a positive slant  :-\
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: Kiwi on June 13, 2017, 06:03:21 am
Done. I give up. The game/community has finally beat me.

Goodbye.

Ditch FIFA (like I did a month or so ago) but don't leave us, we wouldn't even have this forum if it wasn't for you.  FIFA is too consuming, demands so much and gives little in return, not that it doesn't have its positives but so many negatives too. 

Won't mate ... it's too much of a ritual to open this site every morning :D.

Totally agree with your comment, but I am beyond the looks of the game - which, is damn impressive. But, there are too many issues - basic things like navigation, fitness, injuries - that annoy the crap out of me ... prior to getting into a game, then being bettered by a 10yo that's clueless.

Anyway - that's a box I don't want to get on :D.
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: TWS001 on June 13, 2017, 07:23:23 am
Won Nacho Fernandez first go. TOTS James Vaughan scoring the opening goal in the final, but he is one awful card!

I've been playing less FIFA recently, apart from the weekend league, but have been playing Sleeping Dogs that I downloaded from the PSN store for £3 or so a couple of months ago, and have started playing through the Uncharted collection. Played it once a year and a half ago but have started again and will play them in order. Have got about a third of the way through the first one.
I have £40 worth of vouchers from work that can be spent in Argos, so at some point I'm going to pick up Skyrim abd get lost in that, which was cut short for me on PS3 as I upgraded to PS4. Will also see what the other £14 can buy, hopefully something I can play with my little girl.
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: UltimateSimmov2 on June 14, 2017, 07:52:48 am
Well, just been royally bent over and shafted by the game tonight. Unbelievable lag, delay, you name it, I've had it

Total flip from yesterday when connection was perfect but met every try hard on the road to get Nacho

Some of the teams are stacked. No idea how they get them to 83.

10 more attempts from tomorrow with the normal squads. Roll on the weekend ..... or not 😕
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: UltimateSimmov2 on June 15, 2017, 07:32:25 am
And, guess what?

Game play flips again. Plays great, wins tourney at 1st attempt. The one thing this game is consistent at... being inconsistent

Roll on champs weekend
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: TheBaldyBuddha on June 15, 2017, 08:38:37 am
Nice man congrats, doing a club clear out before friday Serie A TOTS over 1k training items in my club discarded keeper one but surprisingly even silver +10 dribbling, Defending and even passing sell for 150-200c who buys these  ::)   
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: TheBaldyBuddha on June 15, 2017, 09:25:10 am
Another new low for EA

(https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/258683445763506188/324682465270824960/unknown.png)
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: TWS001 on June 15, 2017, 06:52:49 pm
Tested out some more TOTS cards in the new tournament last night (am up to 136 TOTS in my club now!).
First game against a 5atb, I have 16 shots, he has 2, ends 2-2 and I lose on penalties. Second game, I score in the third minute and he quits. Third game, tight but early in the second half, BANG. Disconnected from the servers. Fourth game he puts the controller down at 3-0.
No fun at all switched off! Load of crap all night.

Played Sleeping Dogs instead.
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: gladiatorrrrrr on June 16, 2017, 03:09:32 am
Wow. Guys relax. It is just a game although I have to admit that my break from it was refreshing.

FUT absorbs you. There is no other game that brings the worst out of you.



Verstuurd vanaf mijn SM-G930F met Tapatalk

Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: TheBaldyBuddha on June 16, 2017, 08:57:50 am
Having some fun in the DKO with these

(https://gyazo.com/43ca6cfe6d995d964844cf135ba51e2b.png)

(https://gyazo.com/f4c4ac08021d0b0bfdedb7d1218c9070.png)
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: UltimateSimmov2 on June 16, 2017, 09:02:00 am
Wow. Guys relax. It is just a game although I have to admit that my break from it was refreshing.

FUT absorbs you. There is no other game that brings the worst out of you.


Its a love hate relationship. I'll get FIFA simply because I love football, but it will strictly be a RTG approach from now on.
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: TWS001 on June 16, 2017, 09:03:43 am
Decent night on fifa shocker!!!!!!!!

Put together a couple of team using a load of discard TOTS cards and a couple of other i've packed such as Cassilas and Mbodj.
Lost in the semi final first go but second go, 3-0, 4-0, and 2-0 wins took me to the final. In the 4-0 win, Iker Cassilas put in an amazing display, making some saves that i'd given up as certain goals. How I won by four I have no idea!

The final was against a hashtag guy. Thought I'd get destroyed but played well and took it to extra time. On 110 minutes I finally played in TOTS Mitroglou on goal with SBC Jonas and it was 1-0. Fifa being fifa I conceded the dodgiest goal ever on 120 minutes. Managed to win the shootout and a duplicate TOTS Nacho was mine!

Got someone to invite me to a game, backed out, which enabled me to put the duplicate into the 84 plus inform SBC....................


Walkout................


Red and green sort of flag............


Real Madrid badge flashed up..........


I didn't really know what on earth was happening, thought I had Ronaldo, but had to settle for second prize of 91 Bale. I'll take that! Three quarter of a million coins worth of player. First 92 Pogba and now this!

Makes up for my awful weekend league rewards and shocking Marquee Matchup packs!
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: TheBaldyBuddha on June 16, 2017, 09:30:45 am
Nice TWS made 200k selling training items over the last day  :o really again have to ask who buys +10 dribbling or passing cards ?

Got to the final with the teams above scored a 1st min own goal and backed out got a message thanking me from a lad who claimed that it was the first final he won this year god help him this weekend  :D

Then played this in the first round

(https://gyazo.com/b4e1f40274b90f1f2cc39e1152beedd3.png)

Won 3-1 after going down to the doggiest of goals scored a screamer with SBC Perbet good player, had to laugh all my goal scorers had 68 or below pace  :D
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: Kiwi on June 17, 2017, 08:22:09 am
Well done TWS - not heard many success stories on that SBC.

Must say - beautiful morning albeit fresh and a hazy fog here. No WL ... what a joy!
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: gladiatorrrrrr on June 17, 2017, 05:31:04 pm
Nice baldy!

It is a nice morning here too. Today it is time for some runs in The Division....what an excelle t game is that!

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Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: TWS001 on June 17, 2017, 06:21:57 pm
Made a start of weekend league last night. Fortunately the four games I played were smoother than any of the ones I played in the entire previous weekend!
Made some changes to the teams for this week. One team has the 91 Bale I pulled on Thursday and SBC Suarez, TOTS Nacho Fernandez and TOTS Bruno. Also my red 92 Pogba. The other team has Ibrahimovic, Pogba and a Premier League left hand side, with Argentine TOTS cards from Mexico and the Argentine League TOTS right back on the right hand side.
Ended up 3-1. The games were smooth, but the main problem was defenders doing that automatic lunging animation and costing three goals from it. That is the most annoying thing ever. Totally out of your control and normally gifts the opponent a golden chance.
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: TWS001 on June 18, 2017, 10:14:37 am
Had a shocking time of it today. Gameplay was terrible and i was playing badly. Ended up 11-11.
Lost all three penalty shoot outs, including my favourite one, a 3-3 draw where I had 22 shots and the opponent had 3. Some of the goals I've been conceding havve been worse than ever. So many close games are decided by random bounces off your own tackles or defenders doing the auto lunge animation to completely take themselves out the game.
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: TWS001 on June 19, 2017, 02:44:50 am
Thought I'd play just the one game this afternoon but ended up playing three in the time one would have taken. Three quick rage quits to move to 14-11 for the last push this evening.
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: Kiwi on June 19, 2017, 06:19:20 am
Launched FIFA yesterday - accessed via the Xbox app on PC. Checked MM ... too hard. Closed the game.

Have been selling off gold rare contracts ... per BB's comments. 80% sell for 300c & already sold off around 150k's worth. Got another 200-odd to go ... just getting coins to buy some TOTS for Generations purposes. Don't quite know why, but hey, doesn't take too much effort.
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: TWS001 on June 19, 2017, 08:41:32 am
Finished at 21-16. Wasn't as bad today, but think I faced Smalling in all but five games, always linked to either Butland and Walker. And of course that 89 Son was everywhere. So bored of the same teams every game but at least game play was decent today.
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: Kiwi on June 21, 2017, 07:24:16 pm
Well ... couldn't hold out any longer. ::)

Football Manager is fantastic (playing the Touch version) ... but it's just so boring some times. Needed some control, or more action ... everybody was out, so got the console ... made 2x 3412 teams - one Italian and one Spanish.

Decided that I'd try the dedicated servers first, and went into the DKT. Felt a little off to start with, but playing a different style - slowing it all down and not caring/stressing made it all round 'a calm experience' ;D.

4 wins alternating ... TOTS Callejon won. Did not even see a Son in those 4 games. Kinda like EA were giving me the easy run/welcome back/re-enable addiction! :D

Ok ... time for some Seasons games. Picked the D1 season up at 1-0-3. 15 minutes into the 1st game - 0-2 down to this wonderful gentleman shushing me to the halfway line. Hmmm ... decided to keep playing with 90 Thiago scoring a hattrick and a comfortable 5-2 win. Decided when the 3rd went in to give him the full treatment - for every one of those final 3 goals.

Quit the next - lag, red card for a dubious decision and moved on. A win followed by a loss with Super-Lloris in goals, then another 2 wins to avoid relegation.

A good evening ... record of 8-0-2 with 1 loss my own bad. Had some ups & downs in those games, but seriously tried to forget about it. The psyche of this game ... SMH!
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: TheBaldyBuddha on June 22, 2017, 06:11:02 am
Well ... couldn't hold out any longer. ::)

Football Manager is fantastic (playing the Touch version) ... but it's just so boring some times. Needed some control, or more action ... everybody was out, so got the console ... made 2x 3412 teams - one Italian and one Spanish.

Decided that I'd try the dedicated servers first, and went into the DKT. Felt a little off to start with, but playing a different style - slowing it all down and not caring/stressing made it all round 'a calm experience' ;D.

4 wins alternating ... TOTS Callejon won. Did not even see a Son in those 4 games. Kinda like EA were giving me the easy run/welcome back/re-enable addiction! :D

Ok ... time for some Seasons games. Picked the D1 season up at 1-0-3. 15 minutes into the 1st game - 0-2 down to this wonderful gentleman shushing me to the halfway line. Hmmm ... decided to keep playing with 90 Thiago scoring a hattrick and a comfortable 5-2 win. Decided when the 3rd went in to give him the full treatment - for every one of those final 3 goals.

Quit the next - lag, red card for a dubious decision and moved on. A win followed by a loss with Super-Lloris in goals, then another 2 wins to avoid relegation.

A good evening ... record of 8-0-2 with 1 loss my own bad. Had some ups & downs in those games, but seriously tried to forget about it. The psyche of this game ... SMH!


Welcome back lad
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: TWS001 on June 22, 2017, 06:04:44 pm
Had a day off work yesterday, so after getting too obliterated by the crazy heat, I played some FIFA. Shouldn't have bothered. The servers that are normally so good for the daily tournaments were absolutely terrible. Was worse than a normal weekend. Delay, lag, players not moving because if the 4 foot of mud they were standing in, conceding goals due to defenders auto lunging and taking themselves out the same, simple three yard passes just rolling past the recipient who just stands there unable to move as it trickles past. A total waste of time when it does this crap.
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: TWS001 on June 23, 2017, 07:20:54 pm
Just about managed to get Callejon from the tournament last night. Still had a load of goes left, buy on the last run time wise, I managed to blitz through the four games, ending with a 6-2 win in the final.

Have also made a lot of coins on selling some of my TOTS silvers. All were bought for 11k and was getting between 18-40k for them. The Belgium Pro League ones selling for most.
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: TWS001 on June 25, 2017, 07:28:45 pm
Weekend league has been terrible so far. 9-11 so far. Honestly, the goals I'm conceding are laughable. It's got to the stage where tackling is pointless. It's a disadvantage pressing the standing tackle button.
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: TheBaldyBuddha on June 25, 2017, 08:52:35 pm
Didn't qualify this week which was a bummer as Callejon was really the only one i wanted, been playing seasons and have to say my god how do people play this on a regular basis the lag is shocking and it's just a case of who has the faster players now no passing just hump ball and run.
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: Kiwi on June 25, 2017, 09:14:56 pm
I'm with you. This is actually beyond believable that the losses - against delinquents that are clueless - simply pile up.

I was 11-5 after last night's session (my games). The kid decided to play - a win followed by 2 losses leaving us at 12-7. He was mad ... bad games ... moved on.

After being out for most of the day, got back around 5PM and watched a few series/movies whilst playing. I think I lost/quit about 4 or 5 games before the first win. Then ... didn't win again. The current record is something like 13-16/17. Some of the dodgiest crap ever ... including an absolute clanger. Will try to get the vid uploaded at a point (it's late and my quick solution didn't work) ... I can't describe it.
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: TWS001 on June 26, 2017, 01:24:51 am
I got as bad as 10-15, this afternoon, but a six game winning run got things back on track. Got to 19 wins, which guarantees Gold 3 monthly, but doubt I'll play the remaining three games. Just can't be bothered. The game is worse no than 17 has ever been. Lobbed through balls seem to have returned massively this weekend. Coincidence or to do with the patch last week?

Got to 18-16, but quit the next two. First one I had 20 shots, 17 on goal, the opponent had 5 with three on goal. Ended 3-3. Butland of course, with Smalling doing the job of the entire back line, impossible blocks, steamrolling attackers without penalty. Obviously his scorer was Son with all three.
After Butland had made three saves in the penalty shoot out, and the opponent was about to shoot for the match, just switched off. **** him.
Next match, tackled the opponent SIX TIMES! Ball straight back to him every time and a goal. Console off.
Thankfully the last match went 2-0 up very quickly. The guy paused. Never have I will anyone to quit so much! Thankfully he did, and I was 19-18.

The game seems even worse than ever this weekend. Don't know what this patch has done, but it seems to have made things even worse than ever. Standard of play is even worse. Basically every team is now Son, Smalling, Butland and Walker without fail. I've lost count of the number of times tackles have bounced to put Son clean through or one pass from away, and he just runs through and low drive a it in.
The game is absolutely dreadful. If it wants to be an esport, it needs balancing big time. In what universe is Smalling, Son, Butland and co the greatest team? Passing is getting to be a lottery because eventually the game messes up, sends one nowhere near where you're aiming, and sends the opponents three attacks through to a three on two with one no look driven pass forwards.
Racking is also pointless. Just wack up the aggression and run into people. Tackles better than using the standing tackle button. It is seriously becoming a joke.
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: gladiatorrrrrr on June 26, 2017, 01:59:23 am
Looks like fun guys 😁



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Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: TWS001 on June 26, 2017, 03:01:57 am
It can be, but unfortunately less and less so.
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: Kiwi on June 26, 2017, 06:10:39 am
Yep ... has the visuals - far beyond anything and outstrips PES massively on that side. The mechanics too ... laughable in PES 15/16 when Neuer would throw the ball out.

Rinse, repeat on everything you said TWS! It's bad.
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: Kiwi on June 26, 2017, 06:43:09 am
This was the 'situation' I mentioned.

https://youtu.be/EViYQ-Bz54g

• ~25 sec - as I switch from Ramos, he fouls
• ~34th sec - the crowd roars. Now I've watched the penalty area and there's no opponent in at that time.
• Penalty!

I was dumbstruck ... didn't even attempt to dive.
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: TWS001 on June 26, 2017, 08:00:15 am
What on earth!?
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: TWS001 on June 26, 2017, 08:07:26 am
I decided to play my last three games and see if I could get the two wins for Gold 2. First game was against a Serie A team for a change, and managed a 2-1 win. Next up played some filthy Butland, Smalling, Musa mess of a team. He was on park the bus and chasing back with Musa or Gabriel Jesus on defence for 120 minutes. Was nailed on penalty shoot out as he wasn't even attempting to commit any players to the attack. Of course this being Fifa, some stupid series of bounces in the 120th minute ended up with my goalkeeper palming it straight to his attacker and losing 1-0. Absolute joke.
Luckily I managed to keep it together for the final game and after being on top for 40 minutes, I went 1-0 up and he quit. A bit stupid, but I'll take it to finish 21-19. Only need 6 wins for gold 2 monthly next weekend if I get to play which is doubtful.
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: TheBaldyBuddha on June 26, 2017, 08:50:41 am
This was the 'situation' I mentioned.

https://youtu.be/EViYQ-Bz54g

• ~25 sec - as I switch from Ramos, he fouls
• ~34th sec - the crowd roars. Now I've watched the penalty area and there's no opponent in at that time.
• Penalty!

I was dumbstruck ... didn't even attempt to dive.

WTF best i have seen since last year when i scored with a shot that went over
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: gladiatorrrrrr on June 26, 2017, 09:57:26 pm
Wow kiwi....

It is in the game 😁

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Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: TWS001 on June 27, 2017, 12:09:41 am
It's laughable how they can even consider this mess as an esport!

After selling my remaining TOTS cards that I used for the weekend league, I've made over 1.8 million coins from discard value ones. Have already made a few signings. Upgraded IF Plattenhardt and 86 Stindl to their TOTS cards. Also have bought the orange Walcott card in my search for a better Premier League RM. Have used a load of them but all are average at best. 86 Mkhitaryan was terrible this weekend, with 2 assists and no goals in 21 games! He did absolutely nothing. IF Zaha and IF Shaqiri were better but still not great. I guess some version of Willian and Mane or god forbid, IF Musa, are others if Walcott is as trash as his NIF.
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: TheBaldyBuddha on June 27, 2017, 01:49:39 am
It's laughable how they can even consider this mess as an esport!

After selling my remaining TOTS cards that I used for the weekend league, I've made over 1.8 million coins from discard value ones. Have already made a few signings. Upgraded IF Plattenhardt and 86 Stindl to their TOTS cards. Also have bought the orange Walcott card in my search for a better Premier League RM. Have used a load of them but all are average at best. 86 Mkhitaryan was terrible this weekend, with 2 assists and no goals in 21 games! He did absolutely nothing. IF Zaha and IF Shaqiri were better but still not great. I guess some version of Willian and Mane or god forbid, IF Musa, are others if Walcott is as trash as his NIF.

I love my OTW Mane such a powerful shot
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: Kiwi on June 27, 2017, 08:18:24 pm
Played the DKT last night - won the first 3 games ... kid lost the final. He then played, got to the final again and ... lost. ;D

Tonight ... won the first game comfortable (RQ when 5-0 up) and second was 3-1 up at HT when the kid took over. Saw that one out then won the next 2 comfortably for our TOTS pack.

Another non-walkout ... this time Ari. Great. 25k and not sold as yet. The tradeable TOTS packs have been shocking.
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: TheBaldyBuddha on June 28, 2017, 05:13:29 am

Another non-walkout ... this time Ari. Great. 25k and not sold as yet. The tradeable TOTS packs have been shocking.

the 3 tradeables I've had this week

(https://gyazo.com/a5f78e8b35b3a61d7ef511e8be01f480.png)

(https://gyazo.com/619142a32fddcb68f09c2c7ab8db0344.png)

(https://gyazo.com/c1ab00f7ad1e5e968967aa3bd6911b2f.png)


Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: TWS001 on June 28, 2017, 07:37:14 am
I didn't have any luck with the tournament pack. A Belgian walkout but not the one I would have wanted. Tielemens.

Winning the final of the cup was a complete grind. Was 2-0 down in 14 minutes after two defenders auto lunged and totally screwed me over. A Lewandowski penalty and header got me back to 2-2 by the half hour. Spent ages attacking and was completely on top but he got another from nowhere on 70 minutes. Then the time wasting began! Shielding in the corner over and over and just couldn't get the ball. Eventually stole it on 90, broke and TOTS Stindl ended up making it 3-3. My substitute Pogba got a nice 4th on 100 minutes.
I had kick off for the second half. He didn't touch the ball again........
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: Kiwi on June 28, 2017, 10:47:46 am
That's impressive BB ... they're freakin' usable!

Good job TWS ... albeit that the time wasting bit is such a pain!
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: TheBaldyBuddha on June 28, 2017, 11:38:49 am
That's impressive BB ... they're freakin' usable!


too right but selling the 3 would pay for Hamsik

Got my 125k pack for the TOTS SBC seen people getting 4 and 5 TOTS players in them opened 1 blue flare

(https://gyazo.com/1dcb962eb9c31a138804fa8d37c6bf1e.png)

Used the high rated players to do 2 untradeable SBC got crap threw those into a trabeable one got Bolletti 80k ta very much
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: Kiwi on June 28, 2017, 12:35:22 pm
Geez mate ... stop already! ;D

Congrats!
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: Kiwi on June 28, 2017, 05:15:04 pm
Wow ... seen some of those packs on there ... holy crap!

Pulled Bonatini ... great! Wanted to use him and another untradeable in an SBC ... accidentally did an untradeable one with 2 TOTS cards ... D'OH.

But, did get a walkout ... Brazilian ... Casemiro. Would've appreciated the 400k+ rather than him, but hey ho ... is what it is.
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: TWS001 on June 29, 2017, 02:39:34 am
From the 125k pack, I got TOTS Hutchinson. The next highest rated player was Monreal!
Put Hutchinson and my untradable silver TOTS Angel into the SBC and came out with some one pointless. I opened it last night and honestly can't remember who it was now!

Have added TOTS Vertongen in place of IF Kompany in my Premier League side. Have 3.3m still to spend. I'd guess that the time to buy is between now and rewards tomorrow evening, so will probably buy a load of high rated player very soon......

Just need 6 wins this weekend for Gold 2 monthly. Might just get though wins and be done with weekend league for Fifa 17. Will stick with the daily tournaments and seasons. Have had two games to get one win to reach Division 1 for ages. Played this morning as I won't need to free pass to weekend league. Got the win with a 1-0 win. James Milner scoring a great goal from LB. No lag at all, so hopefully this will continue for Division 1.
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: UltimateSimmov2 on June 29, 2017, 02:48:57 am
Been flying under the radar lately due to my tablet going the way of the dodo.

Mixed couple of weeks.  Champs has been steady and will nail gold 2 monthly.  slim chance of gold 1.  Done several of the tots packs with mixed results.  None of the top blokes and the club has taken a hammering.  Still have 4 main teams though, but literally no coins :(

Tempted to sell up, to a certain point but resisted so far.

The 125k pack was abysmal.  88 rated brazil CB from Portuguese league  >:( and one 83 rated player.  the rest all sub 81  :o

See that the rewards for champs next week are roll back packs from October !!! WTF use is that????  They will need something waaaay better than that to hold peoples interest until 18 arrives

Later peeps
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: TWS001 on July 01, 2017, 12:28:14 am
Splashed over 3 million on Thursday morning strengthening my Premier League and Bundesliga sides, and creating a La Liga side out if the bones of it I already had. New TOTS cards all over the place plus, for the first time since Fifa 12, Ronaldo and Messi both in the club at the same time.
Headed into Division 1 for the first time. It was basically weekend league. Got a few dodgy defeats from random rebounds, won a few deservedly, and a couple of draws, one late on and one a 0-0 where the opponent wasn't interested in football. A chance of staying up at least.

Played two games in the weekend league this morning. Lost the first 5-4 in which the opponent had five shots all game. I had ten. Standard stuff. Second game was a 6-1 massacre. A hat trick for Lewandowski and a couple of goals and assists for Stindl to leave me 1-1 with a massive 38 games remaining....
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: Kiwi on July 01, 2017, 01:34:49 pm
Another joyful time ...

... another PK given away:

... at least I saved it.
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: UltimateSimmov2 on July 01, 2017, 06:31:29 pm
10-8.  Usual rinse and repeat, win one, lose one, with connections being the major factor in the L's

Some real stick in the throat losses.

See Futties are next week.  Strange they have more content planned for that than TOTS.  That's the old EA consistency for ya
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: TheBaldyBuddha on July 01, 2017, 10:17:03 pm
Played 1 game last night was bored after 50 odd minutes won 3-2 but couldn't play another, see there is a game sale on xbox time to look at a few cheap games to tide me over
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: TWS001 on July 02, 2017, 02:38:04 am
Went to 1-3 at one point after a couple of dodgy losses last night. Then reeled off three straight wins to finish at 4-3.
Played two this afternoon. Both were pretty awful games due to the opponents awful, practically identical standard robotic playstyles. Managed to grind out two wins to put me to 6-3.
This gives me monthly Gold 2, and with nothing worth while in packs and not needing any coins, that could well be it. 22 wins would give Gold 1, but not sure I can be bothered to go for the extra 16 wins needed. Grinding out wins against packed defences with three attackers, more often than not, with 99 stats in everything running on to lobs and one-two pass through ball all game is not worth the effort.
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: TWS001 on July 02, 2017, 09:50:04 am
Didn't play anymore tonight so that is me done for the weekend at 6-3.
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: Kiwi on July 02, 2017, 10:29:18 am
Alternating with the kid. Sitting around 17-11 after last night.

Warmed up with a 4-0 thumping in Division. Must be good, right? Nope ... 3 games - lost them all. Such freakin' bullsh!t. Worst was the first game - Ibarbo up top. 3rd minute and the first 40 yard driven through ball splits the defence for a goal. Such a useless tw@t abusing, and I can't do a freakin' thing. Lose 0-4.

Why am I not surprised.

DO NOT PLAY WEEKEND LEAGUE ON SUNDAYS!!!

When will I learn!?!?
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: UltimateSimmov2 on July 04, 2017, 03:16:58 pm
I know the feeling kiwi.  Same over the pond here in the UK. Sat afternoons and Sunday during the day are big no, no's.....

but I did it anyway just to get the games out of the way.

Was 10-8.  Thinking this would be comfortable getting 8 wins from 22.  Oh no. Quickly became 10-10, then progressed to lose the next 5 with shocking connections combined with having to stream to my laptop as couldn't get the TV on Saturday (during the day!!).

So 10-15, leaving 15 to get 8.  Got to 15-17.  8 to get 3... easy... right??  Had the TV Sunday morning.  Won the first, then lost the next 2  :o panic stations

Won 1, lost 1. 3 games to go.... Won the next 2 for 19 wins.  Finished on 19-21

What a slog that was and much harder than it should have been.  Gold 2 monthly - 4 red 81's on the way  :P

I'm going to play this coming weekend then maybe that's it.  Only interest now is to grab the Gerrard SBC
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: Kiwi on July 04, 2017, 03:54:53 pm
Well done Simmo - good one.

Finished on 17 wins - never played again ... only reason is that we had 82 wins for the month so Gold 3 was in and I had won D2 on Sunday morning - playing my warm up games so qualified for next weekend anyway. 

BTW ... I always play that first game on Seasons ... it's ridiculously easy in comparison to the try hards in WL. I guess I'm not surprised (or shouldn't be).

When I play this weekend, I might just try get as many games done on the Fri & Sat night. Then, play the last few hours on Mon night - try that rather.



On another note ... dropped the kid off at the airport this afternoon. He's on his way to Qatar (Doha) for the FIWC tournament - 16+ hour flight ... :o. He is in Business Class (I should keep quiet on this one :P) ... managed to get them to 'accommodate him' at least. As much as I've spent ($) over the many years on FIFA, the flight for this trip of his, has been recouped! Lucky damn kid!
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: TWS001 on July 04, 2017, 10:07:18 pm
Went into the daily tournament last night with two teams that were 90 rated. Two crazily OP teams! The 3m coins I spent last week coming into play, together with a few players I've had for ages such as my red IF Perotti, SBC Higuaνn and SIF Gomez in one, red Pogba, PotM Alli sporting into the other. Also had Ronaldo in one and Messi in the other, the first use of either outside of draft this year, and the first time I've owned Ronaldo since FUT 12.

First run 4-0, 3-0 and a 1-1 (4-5 penalties loss). Should have won the semi but the game decided to turn around and pass in the totally opposite direction and put my opponent clean through! He was a decent player so wasn't too disheartened. Ronaldo scored an absurd free kick as well.

Second run was easy. 4-0, 2-0, 2-0 and 2-0 wins. In the final I even managed to go down to ten men after 15 minutes, but he still only had one shot all game! Ronaldo scored another crazy free kick in there as well somewhere. The star of the show was Higuain though. In the three games his team played, he scored 8 goals! Normally struggle like hell with him but not this time.

The game felt stupidly easy. It was playing well, and in all the games didn't feel like I was going to concede. (apart from one moment of BS!)

If I do play in the weekend league, I can bet it'll still be the same grind though!
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: Kiwi on July 05, 2017, 06:01:44 am
Yeah - that's the issue - massive difference between the DKT & Seasons, to the WL. They certainly crawl out and become super duper intense on winning.

Last night I played my usual warm up - laggy as game in D1. Easy win though and then moved onto the final in the DKT (won the first 3 on Monday night).

Was up 3-0 before HT ... scored 4 OG's and quit. Simply don't want to face that lag in Seasons.
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: Kiwi on July 07, 2017, 07:14:30 am
Morning ...

With the kid away & sneaking into Gold 3 last week - I decided to open the 3 pack monthly one ... Diego Costa.

Great! :P

Surely you guys are going to beat that. Please!
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: TWS001 on July 07, 2017, 08:20:05 am
I got Alonso, Keane, Biglia and Pazdan. Not the worst. Sold my Keane for 85k, a 20k profit.
Also got a walkout from my bronze 1 weekly rewards. Godin.
Not a bad result.

Went into the daily knockout and won it with 6-2, 1-1 (3-1 pens), 2-0 and 3-1 wins.

Not sure what'll happen with weekend league. Will probably play a few each day, maybe get bronze 1 or silver 3.
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: TWS001 on July 09, 2017, 01:23:19 am
Played five games last night and it was awful. Delay, players unable to control simple balls, just dreadful. Opponents of course where playing perfect no look, first touch 180 degree passes with ease.
One game was just stupid. He had David Luiz absolutely steamrolling all my players who needed two seconds to do anything even from a simple ball rolled into them.
Somehow came out of it 3-2.
Played one more this afternoon and totally destroyed the opponent, running up a 3-0 lead inside 25 minutes. Then the 45th minute! Gave away a penalty somehow where his players slightly bumped into my clearing defender. He didn't even go down! Saved the penalty but being the 45th minute my keeper pushed the ball back into the goal whilst picking up a barely moving ball three yards from the line! Second half I knew what to expect. My players wouldn't do anything but held out until he shot from a stupid angle on 80 minutes that instead of catching, my keeper pushed out straight to his striker. It was an absolute mess trying to stop the third goal, but somehow did it.
That was enough for me, just switched it off. 4-2.
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: TWS001 on July 09, 2017, 11:36:15 pm
Got to 9-6 last night. Today it's just a mess. The amount of goals I've conceded from blatent fouls or tackles going straight to the opposition constantly just isn't funny. Have got to 14-12 with loads where I just quit when they just keep scoring stupid goals. It's worse than I've ever seen. Using the stand tackle button is almost suicide! Up to 14-12.
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: Kiwi on July 10, 2017, 07:59:53 am
GL with the remaining games.

My games this weekend before the kid got back ... very strange. Or, 'par for the course'. These were my 'runs':
• 2 wins
• 3 losses
• 3 wins

Then the 2 wins in the next 6 games - was not quite tracking them.

Next ...
• 7 wins

Obviously I did the worst thing I could - I thought I could get to Gold 1.

• 5 losses - now, like you TWS, I was in the whole 'don't give a sh!t when they score pointless goals' mindset. So, a few of these were quick quits - think one of them when the score was 0-0 after he did 10 fake shots in a row with Azpi. SMH.

At this point the kid arrived home and between us we eked out 8 wins and quit a bunch for 21-19.

Geez ... it is really bad at the moment. Think it's only going to get worse when they open WL to those that have never qualified, but won a fair percentage of their DKT games. Or ... can it even get any worse?!?!
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: TWS001 on July 10, 2017, 09:50:21 am
It'd getting worse all the time. So many games are pretty much decided by ricochets. The ball just bounces around off players crazily. The state of stand tackling by pressing the button is just a joke. I don't know but the fact that pretty much every player on most teams has maxed out stats in several areas just seems to confuse the engine somehow. Like the defender had 99 stand tackle and strength, but the attacker has 99 in balance, pace, agility and reactions so he still retains the ball even though the defender has won it. Also the way players and bouncing around off each other is just plain mad. Kind of looking forward to the next one now as the game play in this one is becoming more of a mess all the time.

I went on a usual Sunday evening decent run and ended up 23-17. And that should have been better as I lost the last game to the standard BS bounces and nonsense refereeing. Without the four quits this afternoon, this could easily have been Gold 1.

Had a few interesting games. One match the opponent had Azpilicueta and Nacho as his CB's. I played like it was Fifa 14 again! Crosses galore and headers for Pogba and Alli gave me a 2-0 win, both where the small CB's were outjumped.
And the 22nd win I was 2-0 down, but scored two completely crazy shots with TOTS Lallana to level, he started to lose the plot, and when Lallana set up TOTS Diego Costa to go 3-2 after 55 minute it was an instant rage quit. The opponents team name? Rage Quit Please.

Another interesting stat was that I didn't have a penalty shoot out until the 39th game. And I managed to come back and win from two penalties down with the opponent shooting for the match!

Back to TOTS Lallana. This card is insane. He hits the most ridiculous goals from longshots. Finishes like a top striker and is all round great. One to try 100%!
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: Kiwi on July 10, 2017, 11:11:14 am
Had a few chuckles in there ... good one!

The state of stand tackling by pressing the button is just a joke. I don't know but the fact that pretty much every player on most teams has maxed out stats in several areas just seems to confuse the engine somehow. Like the defender had 99 stand tackle and strength, but the attacker has 99 in balance, pace, agility and reactions so he still retains the ball even though the defender has won it. Also the way players and bouncing around off each other is just plain mad. Kind of looking forward to the next one now as the game play in this one is becoming more of a mess all the time.

Totally agree. There is something at times that leaves a bit a speechless - wait, I'm actually cursing at the screen (when no one is around) - as the tackling is a mess as you say. Additionally, I've just found that some of the passing is just way off. Simple pass goes to the wrong player, but my opponent can do 180 deg driven passes & his players 'get it' and and control in any manner they want to.
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: UltimateSimmov2 on July 11, 2017, 01:42:19 am
How do

WL done on 20-20. Must say was the best connections for a number of weeks.  Only played late Friday, early Sat and again late Sunday into the early hours of Monday and the last hour before ending.

Really should've done at least gold 1 but managed to throw away about 7 of my last 11 games.  See the monthly Elite is comfortably achievable. Dunno if it is lower than past WL's, but more TOTS or maybe TOTY's as rewards will just about hold my interest.

Futties seems a strange one.  Umtiti ?? where'd that one come from?  Think also you should only be allowed to pick one 'vote' then the others are removed.  Kind of pointless if you vote for them all.

No interest in Totti or Kyut.  Came up against Totti only once and he smashed in a hattrick.  Only have eyes for Gerrard

Did have TOTS Cavani at the start of the WL, but finally got fed up.  Then progressed onto TOTS Lewandowski (he just doesn't work for me), and then settled on TOTS Mane.  None really stood out.  Sold off Mane this morning.  Thinking on TOTS Werner as a super sub, but really want to give Mertens a go, but would leave me with 0 coins, and I feel Gerrard wont come cheap.

My star of the teams this weekend goes to PSBC Torres.  When this card is on, its great to use.

Will try to get the FUT Birthday player then leave until WL again
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: TWS001 on July 16, 2017, 10:22:24 am
I'm sure I say the same thing every week, but the gameplay is absolutely terrible this weekend. The games mostly are decided by either whos goalkeeper plays best, who gets a lucky bounce or who gets done over by dodgy animations. I swear the auto lunge this is costing me more goals every week.

Went 4-5 on Friday and am now 10-12. Playing badly and losing constantly in games where I have at least double goal attempts.
The final game tonight I built a new team of Serie A and La Liga players. It played well, although I only won on penalties, so have brought in TOTS Gomez to replace the SIF, and TOTS Chiellini to replace Barzagli. The team also contains red versions of SIF El Sha, SIF Hamsik, IF Garay and TOTS Biglia. Not using the Bundesliga side for now though, will have to use SBC Alonso another time. Jury is still out on him.
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: TWS001 on July 17, 2017, 02:32:38 am
Played some this morning. Things got worse as I slipped to 10-14, but three straight wins pulled it back to 13-14. Hopefully the regular Sunday evening good results run will get me to Gold 3, but I wouldn't bet on it judging by the state of the goals that I keep conceding. Just a complete mess and joke of a game at the moment, game play wise. EA deserve some sort of medal for allowing it to be this bad. A major achievement!

At one point earlier, I conceded a free kick out on the wing. Unfortunately, my keeper became stuck in some weird animation where he wondered off towards the side of the six yard box, shaking his head or something similar. All this as the ball was in play and being crossed into my box! Luckily I got there first and put it out for a corner. If the ball had gone on goal, I may have put my controller through the TV screen!
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: Kiwi on July 17, 2017, 06:42:53 am
"controller through screen" ... the old question of "why do I let this game get to me so much?". Can only agree that there does seem to be more & more things that feel broken in this game.

For me, WL has been the typical yo-yo. Win some, lose some.
• Friday night the kid started - finished on 1-1 and didn't want to play any more. I picked up the controller & got to 4-3 before turning it off.
• Saturday - during the day tried a few times. Lost a couple, lost a couple, lost another. Switched off.
• Saturday night - picked up and won 4 in a row. SMH. It was 8-8 then.
• Busy day yesterday (Sunday) meant I only started later afternoon. Erratic stuff as normal, but think I picked up 5 wins and think there were 3 or 4 losses in there. Last game -
 just that awful game where passes just don't go where you want them too. He got a penalty in the 70th-odd minute with the score 1-1 & I simply quit - before he could take it. The state of the game is ensuring I act more like a pr!ck the more I play. CBA.
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: TWS001 on July 17, 2017, 09:42:41 am
The weekend league is done. **** that **** until 18 comes out, which the state of this game right now, can't cone soon enough!
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: Kiwi on July 17, 2017, 07:35:30 pm
Didn't play again myself - ended on 13 wins so enough of that too.

But - did play the DKT ... won that between the kid and I. Got Kimmich and access again. Great.
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: TWS001 on July 22, 2017, 03:29:42 am
Looks like we are all sick of the nonsense of this FIFA! I've played only about 5 games all week! Wasn't too bad in that 3 gold, 6 silver, 2 bronze tournament, a few different teams and nice to have a bit of use from TOTS Akinde and TOTS Wheeler at RM to link him. Was in the final but had no motivation to play it despite it not being too bad.

Will be steering clear of weekend league this weekend. Maybe play a few in the tournaments next week but that's about it. Never been so off FIFA since when I swapped to bronze only back at the tail end of FIFA 13.

Of course I'll be getting 18, but the game right, specifically gameplay, now is just a mess.
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: TWS001 on July 23, 2017, 08:45:27 am
Have discovered the secret to playing FIFA. Have a few things going on at present so tonight bought a few drinks, completed all of Sleeping Dogs and it's DLC so loaded up FIFA. Also with the added bonus of tethering it with 4G from my phone.
A good few bottles of cidar down and I have got to 5-0. Had no BS, not one dodgy animation gifting the ball to the opponent or anything even slightly dubious. My opponents though...... Some of the stuff I can see happening is what always happens to me none stop. They take ages to control balls so an easy tackle a lot of the time. My defenders are making superhuman blocks as the opponent struggles to get shots away, and best of all, the game for me is flowing so well. It's got to be based on connection all this stuff that goes on. Maybe I've been lucky and tomorrow I could lose five in a row but the game play has never been so good as this. And this is with too much alcohol to drive in me.

And one game, the opponent was all over me. Having 65% possession and 12 shots, but I'm winning 1-0 at halftime. The second half continued the same way and after he racks up about 10 corners, I break from one and after three rebounds, two from the keeper and one of a defender, it's 2-0. Ends up 4 shots for me, 17 for him. LOL!
Basically play on dial up and you'll win!
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: Kiwi on July 23, 2017, 10:49:12 am
LOL ... funny mate! :D
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: Kiwi on July 23, 2017, 08:06:32 pm
Finished 18-12 today. I think 8 of the losses, I simply quit - some even when it was goalless. For instance one guy was wasting so much time, that when I scored an offside goal - and he watched the damn replay - I quit (60-ish minute). CBA.

Overall though - some scary teams, but the quality of player is definitely down. Maybe my intermittent quitting helped find the useless saps.

The sad truth ... it's boring. Started a session - won 3 of 4 games, and stopped. Simply no motivation. Nothing new ... ::)
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: UltimateSimmov2 on July 27, 2017, 05:40:55 am
Hi fellas

Pretty much settled on my final 2 teams for the death of FUT. Gerrard, Alonso, Lahm & POTM Ibra have filled the gaps nicely.

Champs is the same old story. Win one, lose one.  I get the feeling I'm slap bang in the middle of a skill level.  When I win, it goes up one, get beat and it returns back down a level.  Just like seasons I suppose

Hope you are all well.  Check back in soon
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: Kiwi on July 29, 2017, 10:07:43 am
Looks like it's just for now Simmo ;D

Had a good run last night myself - surprisingly - ended 6-1 for the night. Quality of opposition does seem down on this side, must be honest. I guess them opening the flood gates for 'others' to get in, has impacted this region more so.

People around today, so not going to be playing much. This morning I did decided to do the MM SBC's rather than play 2/3 games. Quite ridiculous the prices at the moment ... :o ... but was 'rewarded' with an Oblak in the last rare gold pack ... 25k worth. Great, I can potentially use him for Florenzi's CM SBC.

Before I continue, during the week did the Chinese New Year SBC ... walkout ... Brazil flag ... Jonas. TOTS card is great for generations, but what is it going to take to get pull Neymar this year (not trying to be too greedy, am I :D)?!?! Given that we've pulled so many (untradeable) Brazilian walkouts. Jonas - IF's & Monthly Red cards (both x 2!). Then, Casemiro - IF, TOTT AND TOTS - used the IF and TOTT already in other SBC's.

So, onto this TOTT player ... walkout, Brazil ... Casemiro.

FFS!!!
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: TWS001 on July 29, 2017, 07:54:02 pm
I've been pretty quiet of late. Had some major stuff going on and not been much chance to play.

I'm pretty much screwed when it comes to playing FIFA. Living in a different place now and have BT internet that is three times faster than the old Sky internet. Doesn't mean much though. On Wednesday the game was totally unplayable. Speed up lag and button delay like I've never seen before! Really bad.
In Thursday it was good and I made it through the tournament pretty easily. This weekend league though is so bad. Speed up lag and button delay and the game feeling awful. Players feel like they are being pulled away from the ball. Absolutely terrible. Have managed to win a couple of games from six, but the days of me getting Gold 2 every week are gone with this sort of stuff going on.

Also tried a few games against a friend in London last night on H2H seasons. First game played perfect, second was vert laggy, the third was the laggiest game of FIFA either of us had ever played. Was like a PowerPoint presentation!

So with this sort of thing going on, my days of playing lots of FIFA could be done.
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: TWS001 on July 29, 2017, 08:43:22 pm
Stuck with it as connection seemed better. Reeled off three straight wins, destroying the opponents, hitting in seven in one match, beating a La Liga 92 rated team and taking apart the last. No delay at all. It's all so connection based.
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: Kiwi on July 29, 2017, 09:43:43 pm
That sucks mate. And totally agree with you. I'm just stunned at the differences at times, in between a session, or a day.

People gone, back on the horse. Need 20 wins for an Elite 3 monthly finish ... going for that. With the start last night, obviously I was preparing for a rough ride. And that it was!! 1-5 ...

But then, it turned of course ... thankfully! 4-1 between turning off. Overall - I can truly say that there was little difference in opposition. Should've/could've won 3/4 of the first 6 games, easily. Just one of those sessions where no matter what you try, it ain't going your way.

Struggled with a few red cards tonight, raging a bit too much in those games. One game though, Varane got 2 yellow cards for the softest of fouls ... was gobsmacked when the 2nd came out. Frustrating.

So ... 11-6 so hope to get the remaining wins and end it there given we have some more company tomorrow.
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: Kiwi on July 31, 2017, 07:05:38 am
Got the necessary wins last night for monthly Elite 3, as well as an extra 1 for Gold 2, with 4 games remaining.

Could've been a better record, but for me not giving a crap about Son + pausing at the start. Think I quit 3/4 games when that happened - couldn't care.
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: UltimateSimmov2 on July 31, 2017, 07:09:37 am
Well, something very strange happened this weekend.  I actually enjoyed the whole FUT Champs experience  :o

Usual form of BS throughout, but went into it feeling no pressure or without any expectations.

Comfortably got the 18, needing 20 for Elite 3 monthly.  Which again came easily.  1st time this year Elite and gold 2 for the week.

I have next weekend without wife and kids and will likely be my last WL for this FIFA as I go on annual holidays afterwards. August will be the last of the WL I presume.  As for 18, I'll get it, but maybe not until I get the XB1X.  Also after years of spending, and this year finally getting 2 teams which are by far the best of any FIFA, I'm going RTG only.  Chances are there will be little glory though.  Still it will save me a fair few quid and my sanity
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: gladiatorrrrrr on July 31, 2017, 04:49:03 pm
Don't get your hooes too high Simmo....sanity and FIFA don't match at all

Verstuurd vanaf mijn SM-G930F met Tapatalk

Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: TWS001 on August 02, 2017, 11:27:13 pm
Didn't play anymore weekend league games 4-4 got me the wins for Gold 3 monthly. No wish to play anymore than that!
Monday night I switched to some new teams, and for a change built two 433(5) teams. Really enjoyed the four games I played.
Played a bit this morning as well. Walked through to the tournament final but then the nonsense started. Conceded when the opponent played a through ball that was so off the mark it was ridiculous. Of course the game decides that my defender will miscontrol it, let it bounce through his legs and then run off uncontrollably in the opposite direction! A complete and utter joke. The game play is shambolic at times. After that I just started being stupid because what's the point when this sort of crap happens? Obviously this was the 45th minute.

Played the first round again afterwards and came up against a starter team, full of loans, bronzes and no chemistry. My team felt dreadful. The worst of any game of FIFA I've ever played! I had shot after shot, but his keeper saved everything. Penalty, saved. Not long after, open goal, but from 5 yards somehow the shot hits the post. Was impossible to miss! Sure enough, 45th minute and a sequence of strange bounces and my keeper pushing a ball at a strange angle to the opponents striker and I'm 1-0 down. 25 shots and eventually I score. On 90 minutes. Just a joke of a game.
In extra time my players felt even worse. Got two more goals quickly, but my team performed like no stamina bronzes. A 3-1 win with 33 shots to 1 but this was enough. Can't be dealing with this dreadful gameplay so that'll be me done for another week as I'm off to London until next Tuesday.

They really need to sort this crap game play out for 18, but you just know it'll be even worse.
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: TWS001 on August 10, 2017, 12:00:41 am
Came back from London last night and did some SBC's. Actually did the MM's on the phone app a few days ago and got TOTS Vossen as the reward. Had the players for the Chemistry is Key SBC and got TOTS Quaresma. Being a walk out, I did get teased with the possibility of a 99 Ronaldo walking out!
Decided against any of the player SBC that are about to expire, but can easily do the Gerrard one and just have to click submit if I decide to.

This morning the rain was absolutely crazy, so had some time to kill before I ventured out. Chucked together a couple of teams and went into the tournament. Started with a quick 2-0 rage quit win, and 4-1 and 4-0 wins followed. It was stupidly easy, especially after not playing the game for over a week.
The final was a lot tougher and some very dodgy stuff was going on. I equalised on 45 minutes through a comical own goal, the sort that normally happens to me! When I went 2-1 down on 80 minutes, thought that was that but straight from kick off, I passed around and was magically undefendable and made it 2-2 straight away. Hit the post twice after that in extra time and really should have won.
The penalty shoot out was laughable. My first three penalties were all saved into the net, then when I had two penalties that I had to save to win, my keeper made laughable attempts and kneed them both in with exactly the same broken animation. Eventually I made the save and it was weekend league qualification again!
The game was quite fun as connection seemed decent and was using some of the different special cards I have tucked away. My red Max Kruse did very well! Also 91 Isco in the other team is a very good false 9 and did well in the final.

Also got gold 3 monthly rewards from the two weeks at the start of July I played, and they weren't too bad. Got 86 Insigne, 86 Carrasco and Nkoulou, the Lyon CB.
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: UltimateSimmov2 on August 10, 2017, 05:18:45 am
Hey all.

Got pretty much fk all in my elite monthlies.  More fodder for any SBC's that have any interest.  Comfortable 20 wins this past WL.  Likley to not complete all this coming weekend, but it's my last as i'm off mid week after for 10 days.

Surprised to see FUT going out with a whimper after those End of an Era SBC's.  Kinda daft how the best of SBC's is a better promo than Futties... or should I say the Premier league sweat awards
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: TWS001 on August 13, 2017, 06:03:44 am
Have had some spare time the past couple of days and have been playing weekend league. On Thursday I completed the Gerrard and Lahm SBCs and have put them and Alonso into a new team. The gameplay has been surprisingly smooth mostly as well.
Am currently 20-15 and actually enjoying it.
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: UltimateSimmov2 on August 13, 2017, 09:07:41 am
Done 10 games in 17 and on 7-3.  Best start ever this fut.  Really should be 9-1 but couple of 'issues' prevented that.

5 games on 18 and 2-3.  All that must be said is that some people do not have a life.  Some of the teams already are nigh on god level compared to my base BPL and Bundes/MLS hybrid teams.  Hard work but rewarding when you beat one
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: Kiwi on August 13, 2017, 12:49:20 pm
Rushed through games pretty much Fri & Sat. Ended up with 19 wins (kid got the last one - only game he's played as he really is over it) with 6 left.

Tried this morning but Sun try-hards are out.

Sound like a stuck record but the amount of games I quit is quite farcical. Of those 16 losses I may have finish 5 or 6 games - a number of them well before 20 min (a few still at 0-0 even). I guess that's why I was able to get through so many.

It is a chore at this point. Same old, same old ... just a lot of blue and even more pink - Musa, Sane up front & Smalling, Butland at the back. No freakin' creativity these days - maybe 1 in 15 games isn't PL. Pathetic.
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: TWS001 on August 13, 2017, 07:56:12 pm
The variety of teams has got even worse. A lot of people seem to have made new accounts and started again, as per a couple of YouTubers. And guess what team they ALL make? Butland, Shaw, Bailly, Smalling, Walker, Kante, Dembele, Can, Martial, Musa, Mane.

I finished 22-18, but the amount of stupid games I lost to absolute nonsense! Having not played a full weekend league for five weeks or so meant I actually enjoyed it a bit more than usual and there weren't so many idiots about. Game play was also 90% decent apart from a few dodgy ones on Friday lunchtime.
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: Kiwi on August 14, 2017, 06:44:26 am
Good stuff on the 22 wins, got 21 this side after finishing off the games y'day. Lost the first 4 - more like quit them and stopped playing for half the day. Got the last 2 wins after 8PM.
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: TWS001 on August 14, 2017, 06:35:59 pm
Thanks! I even played some division 1 yesterday afternoon as well! Actually enjoyed the game this weekend for once and didn't get tilted by it once, even when it played up.
A few high scoring games in Div 1, the best being one where I was 4-0 down with 70 minutes gone, but was disappointed not win as his keeper made two crazy saves in injury time to keep it at 4-4! What went on in those last twenty minutes was absurd! The opponent was panicking like mad, and the game was doing some very questionable things in my favour.......
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: Kiwi on August 16, 2017, 06:50:51 am
Won the DKT last night. The SF was one of the best games I've played in FIFA, for a very, very long time. 90% pass acc from both sides at HT - 87/88% at FT. He had a pretty cool 3412 hybrid, arguably better than mine ;D. 3-2 final score in my favour & felt good to actually send a GG message. No response - I'll assume that he's turned his notifications off :D.

Player = Ibarbo. Awesome. Goes well with the freebie Agbonlahor I got last week. SMH! ::)
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: TWS001 on August 17, 2017, 09:26:53 pm
Maybe my break of barely playing for a couple of weeks was what was needed. Been enjoying playing a but more recently, including the weekend league last weekend!
Had a go at the daily tournament quite late on on Tuesday night as I've been playing Until Dawn for the past few days. Not bad for a PS+ freebie! Made a couple of random teams and after a tough 1st round, strolled to the final with two more easier wins. Went to play the final and EA had disabled match making in preparation for a three hour scheduled maintenance! Nice of them to warn that it was coming. No FUT birthday player for me then.

Last night, decided to go back to my crazy team days! Picked two lots of three random goal players using the FUThead randomiser and put them into two 100 chem, all players on 9 or higher teams.
The first team contained a Spanish 2nd division 47 pace 75 rated CB, Toni Kroos and Ilicic, the Slovinian CF with mad long shots in Serie A. I may have cheated a little and used my TOTY Kroos and picked up IF Ilicic for false 9.
The second team though I wasn't so lucky and had to use Markovic, Locadia and Lemoine. All 76 rated! Put them into a 4231(2) and went into the cup. Reached the semi final but lost 4-3 to a full red team from a 90th minute goal during which my CB I wasn't controlling just decided to turn and run off out of the box for no reason and leave a player unmarked.

The second run saw two 5-0 wins and I'm in the semi final again........
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: TWS001 on August 18, 2017, 08:43:48 am
My gold 2 rewards were predictably awful! Got absolutely nothing of any note at all. Was hoping for maybe an Eriksson, Rooney or Neymar from the TOTW but that was never going to happen.......
Went on to the Marquee Matchups which were very easy again. It has been kind of annoying that they seem to be giving the constantly awful Rare Gold Packs for each match recently. I've opened a lot of them from rewards and MM's and they never give anything.......
Suddenly when opening one of the rare gold packs, there was a huge pause. Expected some like Fabregas, an IF flare....... Danish flag and out walked 89 Eriksson! WTF?! I'll take it though! Managed to pack a duplicate IF Cahill as the 84+ IF.

Played the rest of the cup with my very random teams that I made yesterday. Also a rule was that I had to use players in my club to fill in the gaps around the 3 random players which made for some very strange looking teams. After two 5-0 wins in the first two games, I went into the semi final against some standard Premier League stacked team. The usual suspects, of course Son, Smalling and Walker and co, special cards all round and many of them red. Expected to get destroyed with my 4231(2) with a front four of Elia, Toornstra, Locadia and Markovic, with Lemoine and Huddlestone behind!
What followed was the most one sided 40 minutes of Fifa ever! I destroyed him! Somehow I only managed one goal on 22 minutes, but after a complete battering he just quit. I'd forgotten how easily that happens when winning while using a ridiculous team!
The final was crazy. Played a 352 La Liga side, again with mostly special cards all round. Again, the game only lasted around 40 minutes, and again I played some good stuff, but this time had piled up 4 goals. The first two great finishes with Ronaldo, who the opponent was obviously **** scared of by the way he played when I got the ball to him. Two more outstanding strikes followed from TOTY Kroos and IF Badelli and that was that. No goals conceded in the four games, and 15 scored in the equivalent of less than three games in match time. If only this sort of form (and decent game play and connection) could have occurred more regularly during Fifa 17.

If I play the weekend league, tempted to take in random teams to see what happens, although the 75 rated, 47 pace Spanish CB would probably get destroyed!
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: Kiwi on August 19, 2017, 06:34:10 am
LOL ... love the teams!

And congrats on Eriksen too - good to be rewarded like that.

Gold 2 rewards this side had an IF - discard GK. Rest was crap. I guess the 45k is the main reward for now - get some more players for generations.
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: TWS001 on August 19, 2017, 08:47:42 pm
Won't be playing a full weekend league this time around so just put together a couple of very highly rated teams from players in my club (91 and 92 rated!), but in the 433(5) formation. This was my favourite formation for the past couple of years, but struggled with it at the start this year, so stopped using it and found success with 4231(2). Recently have used the false 9 in the tournaments and Division 1 and had much better results so time to try it weekend league!

Only have played three games so far. The first game was a good tight match. It could have gone either way, but the opponent scored when three tackles rebounded straight to him and the resulting save by my goalkeeper fell kindly. His keeper then pulled off some blinding saves and I lost 1-0. A couple of months back this would have tilted me, but I just laughed it off and carried on.
The next game was insane. I completely destroyed the opponent, winning 6-0, but it could have been twice that! He had red and TOTS reward cards, so couldn't have been that bad. Was totally ripping the guy apart with my 92 rated team. Goals were from SBC Suarez 2, SBC Lahm, IF Bale and Ronaldo 2.
The third game was back to my Premier League false 9 that lost the first game, but this time it faired a lot better. Managed to get two with my red 92 Pogba in a one sided first half. That was enough for the opponent.
Ended up 2-1 from my three games. Not sure how many more I'll play. Not much time today and not sure if I'll have much time tomorrow. Have worked out that the new internet I have works great during the day until about 6 and then is dodgy until about 10 at night and then plays well again.
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: Kiwi on August 21, 2017, 08:21:45 pm
Got to 15 wins. Think there were still some 7/8 games remaining. Managed to play the last 45 min this evening - got through 2 LABORIOUS games. The first one the guy literally used up EVERY SINGLE additional second he could. I was trying to storm through the games, and if I wasn't 3-0 ahead, I would have quit. Genuinely think there are some seriously delinquent morons who have no freakin' respect for other people. Why am I surprised ... hey!?!

Won the DKT quite simply enough, only the final going to full time - that was a comfortable 4-2 win (never less than 2 goals down).
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: TWS001 on August 21, 2017, 09:29:53 pm
I only played the three games on Friday afternoon. Did load up on Saturday evening but the opponent had two green kits to choose from, and when I got to the screen after that shows the stadium and it was Stoke, just backed out and switched off. Not giving myself a brain haemorrhage trying to look at that for 15 minutes because of some idiot!

Will probably play the knock out tournaments this week using the same tactic as last week. Three random gold players off the futhead randomiser and build an 100 Chen team around them.
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: Kiwi on August 22, 2017, 07:06:54 am
You know ... that's a good point. We all love the realism with this game, but when it comes to the competitive online stuff, why don't they just default it to one stadium for all - same with the ball. Simple.

It's only the 5/10% that want to gain some (daft) advantage through irritation, all because they crap at the game.
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: TWS001 on August 22, 2017, 07:17:55 pm
I believe that you always see your own ball when playing no matter what. If the opponent wants to use a black ball in the San Siro, it no longer matters because only they have the black ball. The stadiums with crazy shadows and that horrendous Stoke pattern which gives me a headache so haven't played against it in months as I've trained myself to check the stadiums before starting, are just stupid. Absolutely no need for it.
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: TWS001 on August 22, 2017, 11:49:43 pm
So yesterday evening I built myself two new teams for the tournament. The three players I had to use for the first team were Edin Dzeko, Kevin Gameiro and Carlos Kameni. Already had TOTT Dzeko in my club so he went in at striker with the SIF Gameiro at CF and IF Kameni in goal. Ended up building a 4411. Had my red El Shaawary at LM, the orange Thomas from Atletico Madrid and TOTS N'Zonzi in centre midfield, Biabiany at RM. The defence was Mario Rui LB, Pepe and Varane CB's with Sagna at RB, and Kameni behind them.

The players for team number two were, Shinzo Koroki from Urawa Reds, Eric Bautheac from Lille and Rodrigo from Valencia. Luckily I already had IF Koroki in my club and the other two cost less than 1k combined.
Ended up making a 433(4) team. Bautheac at LW, Rodrigo at RW and Koroki at striker. Another bit of luck was that I also had the silver IF Yosuke Kashiwagi in my club to give a perfect link to Koroki at CAM, meaning they were sorted for Chen and the rest was pretty easy. My red Pogba at LCM, SBC Kurzawa at LB, and Smalling at LCB. Down the right, I had TOTY Kroos at RCM, IF Montoya at RB, TOTS Nacho at RCB and De Gea in goal linking the two sides.

Was a bit worried that I'd get taken apart in defence with no CDM's in either team, but in the end it went very well! First run I got to the semi final after two easy wins. Ended up conceding the dodgiest 120th minute rebound goal to draw 4-4, and lost about 8-7 on penalties, blowing it after my keeper did the twisty arm thing when I had to save to win! So annoying!

Second run was better though. Three 3-0 rage quits after absolutely destroying the opponents, including two full TOTS super teams, got me to the final. Came up against a very strong Bundesliga team and was soon 1-0 down to an SBC Aubameyang penalty after I totally messed up and pressed the slide button instead of the triangle to bring the keeper out! Luckily I got back into it with Gameiro and after 90 minutes (when else?), I received a gift penalty from the AI, which Gameiro put into the corner and that was that.

Of the featured players, Dzeko scored two and assisted 1 in his four games, and Gameiro, who I don't think I've ever used on Fifa, scored five and assisted three in his four games. Kameni did ok in goal and wasn't as bad as I expected. He actually made some decent saves!
In the other team, Koroki was pretty decent, scoring some good goals with 5 goals in his three games and also 3 assists. Rodrigo scored once and assisted twice in four games (with a sub appearance in the other team) and Bautheac managed two assists in his three games.
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: Kiwi on August 23, 2017, 06:19:37 am
Did not know that about the ball - that's flippin' great! Indeed - shadows and pitch patterns are simply an annoyance of note!

Good one on the results mate. Those are really creative teams and of course, not being the norm would be great (or scary) to see at the loading screen.
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: TWS001 on August 25, 2017, 08:11:43 pm
Played four games on Tuesday and got two wins and two draws to hold Division 1 with my two false 9 super teams. Really liking false 9 again. Was probably my favourite formation the past two FIFA's, but struggled with it at the start of 17. That was before I could even qualify for the weekend league but nothing was working for me back then!

Not had time to play since though. Marquee Matchups were pretty easy and best pulls were a hunter card from a free gold pack in one of the packs, and a first for me, a draft token!
With all these weeks of MM's giving Rare Gold Packs as the reward, I've pretty much got no non rares left. Is this a ploy to get people to open the standard packs by EA?

Not sure if I'll play any weekend league or not. At the moment probably no.
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: TWS001 on August 27, 2017, 08:27:57 am
I played three games yesterday evening and look like I'm going to be the same as last week. Three games and two wins!
First game the opponent had one shot, I had 13, 11 on target. The opponents keeper was a standard Butland. Lost 1-0. I'm way past the point of raging at this game now so played another. 15 shots to 3 in my favour. 3-3 and a penalty shoot out. After ten penalties each I managed to get the win. Next game was a walk over and the guy quit when my second goal eventually went in. That was enough for me.
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: Kiwi on August 28, 2017, 08:37:00 pm
I did play ... got the 18 wins with 3 games to spare. Did the usual quit in some - probably not as many as the past few weeks. Lots of ar$seholes still playing of course. Anyway ...

Played a few in the DKT tonight. One game - guy kicks off and proceeds to ... keep passing. He actually was quite decent and moving the ball around ... and that's about it. For his 56% possession (not the most thankfully!) he did manage his 4 shots on goal. Zero returns whilst I managed 9 with 2 goals. Afterwards I decided to add up the amount of passes ...
• for me ... I struggled a bit (he was HP too) - 81% pass accuracy with 97 successful passes.
• for him ... 87% pass accuracy ... for his 232 passes :o :o.
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: TWS001 on August 29, 2017, 12:12:55 am
I ended up getting five wins from the eight games I played. Three of them went to penalties and won two of them, so was a bit of a grind, but no real idiots encountered. Didn't have much time to play really. Had to work Saturday and went out for the evening and didn't get in until after 6am after the circus in Las Vegas.
Played a few in the dkt this morning. Made a couple of crazy teams including one with Mertesacker, SBC Barry and Tom Cleverley. Made the semi final but lost to a complete idiot playing as though his life was on the line. Subs and formation changes at kick off. Lol.
Finally played the first round again to a terrible guy using the typical 4321 premier league team. Somehow was 2-0 down straight away. Pulled one back when a ridiculous free kick from SBC Suarez hit the post from 40 yards and Gareth Barry tapped home. Just couldn't score though. Shots hitting the inside of both post and falling back to Butland, ridiculous saves, the full lot! Then on 85 he lobbed, my defender interested, got tackled instantly and Mane scored for him. Kept going and on 89 minutes while trying to pass around the back, he passed straight to my TOTS Hummels who was upfront due to all out attack. He made it 3-2. Stole it straight back from kickoff when he tried to run straight though with Vardy. A few passes later and Rafinha fed Messi and it was 3-3. Soon scored again with Suerez in extra time, and held on fairly easily in extra time, despite the stamina levels of Cleverley, Barry and Rafinha being pretty much non existent. A nice win.
May carry on later, plus have a draft to play from the free token it gave me the other day from marquee matchups. However. I've downloaded Just Cause 3 for free from this months PS+ so may be on that later on.
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: Kiwi on August 29, 2017, 08:12:07 pm
Nice win ;D

Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: TWS001 on August 30, 2017, 10:57:00 pm
The game was being pretty horrendous yesterday. Got to the semi final and was 1-0 up with not long left but got the dreaded dc loss! Then the first round. Exactly the same. 1-0 up in the second half and bang! Lost. Of course I didn't get disconnected from PSN though.

Gave up and played later. First game went 1-0 up and the guy just quit. Thought it was EA servers screwing me again but not this time! Next game won 7-0, then a 2-0 win in the semi final.
The final was against a pretty strong opponent. I managed to get back to 1-1 midway through the second half and then battered him for the last ten minutes or so. Had about three or four really good chances but didn't score. Then in injury time in no danger at all, my centre back did that horrible auto lunge animation where they miss the ball completely and the AI gifts the opponent a one on one. He scored, and didn't play anymore after that. Was enough for me!
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: TWS001 on August 31, 2017, 09:07:20 pm
As it's possible I might have a bit of time this weekend, I took the main team into the knockout tournament, as well as one I chucked together with the special Steven Gerrard card. The first game was a walk over, 4-0 up in the first half when the opponent quit. The second game was a lot harder. Opponent was good and I went 1-0 down mid way through the second half. It was very tight but luckily my untradable 91 Gareth Bale levelled and I went on to win 3-1 in extra time. The semi final was another easy one and the opponent quit at 2-0 down in the first half.
The final was just horrible. Standard idiot opponent. Superteam and a pause to change from 4321 to 41212(2) before kick off. Wingers at striker and CAM. Plus he had several high rated reds so obviously knew what he was doing. Things started badly when he tried to run straight through me at kick off and my defender accidently breathed on him after tackling. 1-0 down from the free kick in the 2nd minute.
After that though it was one way traffic. He didn't have another shot on my goal until the 90th minute. On 40 minutes, Bale smashed one past his red Lloris. Not long into the second half, Bale again scored, hitting one in off the post when well placed in the box. There were no further alarms to the most standard weekend league style of attacking possible until injury time, but I think he was a bit surprised at the comical nature he got the ball on the edge of the box and hit a weak shot straight at my TOTS Ter Stegen.
Qualification for the final weekend achieved!
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: Kiwi on September 01, 2017, 05:50:27 am
Good job! Regardless of how many times I play this game, beating idiots like that is a plus! ;D

For me, I guess one of my real gripes is the connection in Seasons. It so hit-n-miss that I prefer to only play FUT Champs. So, even when in a final and a goal or 2 up, I generally quit. There is no desire to gift them the win as like your opponent, they're idiots and don't deserve my gratitude :D. I just can't fae a game in Seasons. Hope EA address this in the future.

Also, I've come to the point that even in another game I'm just quitting if I feel that things are simple BS. Last night, trying to finish off a game (was after 11PM & tired from playing Star Citizen), guy equalises in Fergie time. Not the best player so was super frustrating. Minutes into ET, Bale is 1v1 with the keeper, hits the post. Think that was the 5th time I'd hit in the post in the game and there must have been another 5 other opportunities where I'd be putting them away, just to see a defender slide in or Butland saving with this shoelaces. I quit. CBA. Not worth it. Console off.
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: Kiwi on September 02, 2017, 09:12:13 pm
So ... this weekend league ... that wonderful word that the new generation use ... TILTED!

Started out ok last night 4-2 & then a couple of wins meant 6-2 was a pretty decent start. Need 14 wins for Gold 1 & the lofty goal of 26 wins for Elite 3. Why did I EVER think that 26 wins could be achieved.

It was an absolute horrendous run ... something like 1 win in 16 :o :o. Sure, there were some competent people in there, but the majority is ... "the norm". Managed to then get 5 wins in the next 6 or 7 games - only need 2 wins to get Gold 1 and shut down FUT Champs for '17.

WOW!
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: TWS001 on September 02, 2017, 09:40:18 pm
Damn! I haven't played a single game of it yet! Not sure if I even will.
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: TWS001 on September 04, 2017, 06:37:21 am
Played just seven games in total. Ended up 5-2. Was coming up against annoying opponents all the time. First game was an easy 6-0 win, but usual grind vs Son and friends the rest of the time.

I'm in the quarter final of the draft from the free token I got a couple of weeks ago, but with division 1 and 2 of seasons completely broken, looks like I'd have to play from scratch on my little girls account if I want to play any further FUT17.
If you don't know, because getting promoted from division 2 or not getting relegated from division 1 is supposed to get you into the weekend league, the game doesn't know what to do with there being no weekend league to be put into! It you do what used to earn you weekend league qualification, the game crashes and becomes stuck and unplayable! Good old EA!
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: Kiwi on September 04, 2017, 07:03:47 am
WTF! That's just nuts. Stuns me that they can't get basics like that right.

I ended on 16 wins - so 2 more than required. Was having fun with the last games - approx 8 left and had the 14 wins but then. Guy I meet a number of times ... paused to change, I quit. 'Finished' the games with about 28 hours to spare ;D.

With the kid also getting into Star Citizen more & they're finally getting closer to a full Persisten Universe, I'm thinking this FIFA was the last one where I've spent this amount of time playing the game. No doubt will play plenty, but certainly won't be putting the amount of time into the Weekend League for example.
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: TWS001 on September 05, 2017, 12:46:15 am
Game is dead. Draft or single matches! Seasons broken.
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: Kiwi on September 07, 2017, 07:11:35 am
Funnily enough I managed to find green latency games in D2 last night.

Playing with this:
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With subs/reserves:
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Having fun with it!


Edit ... need 135 games for DDG to get him to 2000 games :o. That'll be a first!
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: TWS001 on September 26, 2017, 08:46:34 am
Barely played in the past few weeks and not for over a week now, but just loaded it and it's stat time!

Top Ten Fifa 17 Goalscorers:

1. Hatem Ben Arfa (84, NIF) - 219
2. SBC Robert Lewandowski - 194
3. SBC Alexandre Lacazette - 138
4. IF Mario Balotelli - 126
5. SBC Sebastian Giovinco - 111
6. POTM Dele Alli - 97
7. MOTM Lars Stindl - 85
8. SBC Andre-Pierre Gignac - 83
9. Futchamps SIF Paul Pogba - 73
10. Juan Mata - 69

Top Ten Fifa 17 Assists:

1. Hatem Ben Arfa - 135
2. SBC Robert Lewandowski - 103
3. SBC Alexandre Lacazette - 88
4. IF Mario Balotelli - 80
5. POTM Dele Alli - 77
6. MOTM Lars Stindl - 65
7. SBC Sebastian Giovinco - 62
8. SBC Andre-Pierre Gignac - 56
9. TOTS Adam Lallana - 50
10. TOTS Diego Costa - 44

Top Ten Fifa 17 Appearances:

1. POTM Dele Alli - 471
2. Hatem Ben Arfa - 408
3. Chris Smalling - 334
4. Danielle De Rossi - 331
5. David De Gea - 303
6. SBC Layvin Kurzawa - 294
7. SIF James Milner - 270
8. N'golo Kante (81) - 269
9. SIF Gianluigi Donnarumma - 268
10. Futchamps SIF Michael Keane - 264

And special mention to POTM Dele Alli for getting 70 yellow cards and Alessandro Florenzi for 5 red cards!
8.
Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: gladiatorrrrrr on September 26, 2017, 10:25:11 pm
Ben Arfa Ben Arfa Ben Arfa

looks liek this was you best player!

Title: Re: FUT Champions Cup
Post by: TWS001 on September 27, 2017, 01:03:56 am
From November until TOTS he played CAM in so many teams I made but never got a look in after that. I ended up with a couple of 92 and 91 rated teams that I'd never have been able to get in previous FIFA's. Still my highest scorer ever by a mile!