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Title: FIFA 18
Post by: TheBaldyBuddha on June 06, 2017, 07:42:46 am
What's everyones take on this

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Do you think Icon's are replacing Legends or an addition and if so does this mean that PS will only have new Icon's and not the past years legends ??
Title: Re: FIFA 18
Post by: UltimateSimmov2 on June 06, 2017, 11:05:03 am
From what I've heard its just a rebranding of the legends. Both consoles will now be the same as the 4 year exclusive deal with Xbox has now expired.

If I do get it, it'll be the standard version. Not messing with the 'free' packs versions. Nice to have R9 in the game though
Title: Re: FIFA 18
Post by: UltimateSimmov2 on June 11, 2017, 10:52:28 am
From the ea play event. Looks pretty much the same. Slight tweaks promising better performance *cough bull$hit cough*

Delay to be a thing of the past...... allegedly  :-\

The journey pt 2. Meh. Alex hunter can go take a dump elsewhere for me. Uninteresting. Its a football game ffs, not an episode of footballers wifes

4 New icons announced on Monday
Title: Re: FIFA 18
Post by: otutsarTR on July 04, 2017, 05:38:20 pm
its been a while, how is everybody? hope all is well ...


heard of those icons, and the first 5 are maradona, ronaldo nazario, pele, zidane and henry.
guess those are replacing legends and will be x platform.


i would love to have those in the kick off mode tough, as i do play in a local fifa draft league.


next year, i might dive back into the fut, but all those 40 games a weekend thing is too much for me. no time !
Title: Re: FIFA 18
Post by: UltimateSimmov2 on August 10, 2017, 05:13:53 am
Just checked the e-mails and I got the beta code.  Starts tomorrow at 5pm, so will see if there is any fuss to report.

Will stick on here any notable screen grabs or vids
Title: Re: FIFA 18
Post by: TWS001 on August 10, 2017, 07:10:01 am
Just checked the e-mails and I got the beta code.  Starts tomorrow at 5pm, so will see if there is any fuss to report.

Will stick on here any notable screen grabs or vids

Best to start a thread in the members only section just in case I'd say.
Title: Re: FIFA 18
Post by: UltimateSimmov2 on August 12, 2017, 08:58:49 pm
Just checked the e-mails and I got the beta code.  Starts tomorrow at 5pm, so will see if there is any fuss to report.

Will stick on here any notable screen grabs or vids

Best to start a thread in the members only section just in case I'd say.

Yup
Title: Re: FIFA 18
Post by: Kiwi on September 14, 2017, 05:48:19 pm
So ... Demo time.

Firstly, took a WHOPPING 12 hours to download the 7.3GB. Shockingly slow! Yep, I have pretty high expectations, given we download at around 25MB/s. Obviously someone was throttling so it was effectively 150KB/s. Not sure what was going on there.

Kid and I played a bit of 1v1 and it was ... ok. Looks terrific ... no, freakin' amazing! Some cool animations or player likeness. But overall, it's just another release of FIFA to me.

We laughed at the same old crap - typical dodgy goals were there, weird keepers as normal, some passes going weird. Just your normal, average day in the life of EA's flagship product.

Some cool things were certainly there, but simply the crap of ... every time you finish a game, you see the 'what's new' ... over, and over, and over, and over again. I've read it once - you don't need to shove it in my face. Honestly you just get this impression they're SO focused on delinquent ADD 12 year olds that need to see this sh!t every time they end a game. Tw@ts.

Me dreaming ... EA release a version where it's TOTW 2017-09-14 ... (or 13th wherever you are) ... and just keep releasing them so there's no need to keep getting the next release ...
Title: Re: FIFA 18
Post by: gladiatorrrrrr on September 18, 2017, 10:34:58 pm
I am really looking forward to FIFA18. First of all ProClubs with some buddies. They are **** (some playing more than 1100 games) Have joint them a couple of times and we went from div 10 to 1 in a couple of months and won again to 8..back to 2, down to 5 back to 1 and so on...but all the crap you encounter is so easy to deal with with some good laughs with friends. 

And FUT, I always like the first 2 months when not every exploit is know yet, and you encounter some interesting starting teams. The moment regular BPL **** starts kicking in it is hard to keep up again.
Title: Re: FIFA 18
Post by: Kiwi on September 21, 2017, 07:43:39 am
So ... the Web App has released.

Firstly, "loyalty packs" = shove it EA. Same crappy packs as everyone else ... where's the f*&cking loyalty in that.

Then, the interface ... within approx 5 min I'd dropped my first f-bomb. I seriously have no idea how and what idiots they have, that develop the interface. It could be SO MUCH BETTER. But no, their use of real estate on the screen is pathetic. Dimwitted morons ... whoever designed that.

Within 10 min I'd closed it and moved on. Was tempted to buy 12k FP on 17 and see if it transferred over on the web app. Nope - not going to bother. If there are possibly more loyalty packs when the game is launched 'proper', then may consider it.

Given I don't buy games often, I've always spent plenty on FIFA (past 2 years has averaged $3-4k). This once again shows that EA just does not have a freakin' clue. I'll be spending big on PC upgrades and Star Citizen this year. As a kickstarter into huge backing ($159M+ / 1.8M+ backers), I absolutely love how they treat their community.

EA can seriously go f%&k themselves this year. I'll play ... but only with whatever crap I earn from pre-order packs, SBC's, etc.
Title: Re: FIFA 18
Post by: TWS001 on September 21, 2017, 03:43:16 pm
I got nothing at all in my packs, but managed to get Fernando Torres in one of the easy SBC packs. Not that great, if only it was about eight years ago, then I'd be ok!
Title: Re: FIFA 18
Post by: gladiatorrrrrr on September 21, 2017, 07:29:52 pm
got crap too. Youngest even didn't get the extra Golden packs despite playing FUT for months....Loyality my ass

Title: Re: FIFA 18
Post by: TheBaldyBuddha on September 21, 2017, 08:24:50 pm
best was Benteke, played 3 games in squad battles up to gold 1 in rewards there don't quite know how that works think i will drop down as more play it and the skill level goes up ???

opened some packs as had credit on my xbox from xbox rewards best player was Dani Alves 84 walkout WTF
Title: Re: FIFA 18
Post by: gladiatorrrrrr on September 21, 2017, 11:46:58 pm
can you transfer credits from FIFA17 to FIFA18 during early access (the pre-order early access)
Title: Re: FIFA 18
Post by: Kiwi on September 22, 2017, 06:33:25 am
Yeah Glad ... utter disgrace.

Honestly, Star Citizen (my key reference vs FIFA), I'm an annual subscriber too, so get some really cool little additions every month - they call it 'flair'. I know it's only virtual, but hey - so is gathering cards in FUT.

Basically I get a ton of benefits for my "loyalty" ...

Even on a/c # 2 - played many, many weekend leagues on that one ... no 2x Gold packs.

This company is a f*&king disgrace.
Title: Re: FIFA 18
Post by: Kiwi on September 22, 2017, 06:36:06 am
can you transfer credits from FIFA17 to FIFA18 during early access (the pre-order early access)
Yeah Glad - once off transfer of FP from 17 to 18
Title: Re: FIFA 18
Post by: Kiwi on September 22, 2017, 06:39:48 am
Damn BB ... straight into the 'pack luck' again ;D
Title: Re: FIFA 18
Post by: Kiwi on September 22, 2017, 06:42:15 am
Ah wait ... just logged on and got a ... EA Access Home Kit.

Oooh ... looking for that! Not.
Title: Re: FIFA 18
Post by: TheBaldyBuddha on September 22, 2017, 08:41:50 am
Ah wait ... just logged on and got a ... EA Access Home Kit.

Oooh ... looking for that! Not.

the GK's are shocking have loan De Gea and he has played like a bronze, not mad on the gameplay something is not right can't put my finger on it
Title: Re: FIFA 18
Post by: TheBaldyBuddha on September 22, 2017, 09:53:37 am
Pulled Martial and some discard IF from the K league from some SBC  ;D 40k for martial surely that will go down
Title: Re: FIFA 18
Post by: gladiatorrrrrr on September 23, 2017, 06:35:31 am
Pulled Martial and some discard IF from the K league from some SBC  ;D 40k for martial surely that will go down
Lucky baldy

Got Smeichel

Verstuurd vanaf mijn SM-G930F met Tapatalk

Title: Re: FIFA 18
Post by: Kiwi on September 23, 2017, 05:24:28 pm
Did the Hybrid Leagues ... well, the kid pretty much did 'em. Got a pleasant surprise - Mbappe. With the 4* skills and the link to Neymar (guess, all the hype too) ... over 80k :o :o.

That's nuts!
Title: Re: FIFA 18
Post by: TWS001 on September 23, 2017, 06:21:18 pm
From what I've seen so far the game looks like FIFA 15 zigzag pace trash. Got a feeling this will be the year that the game bombs big time. Once the exploits become known and weekend league comes it could be horrendous. Could easily see this year as being the one that I lose interest. But we shall see.....
Title: Re: FIFA 18
Post by: TheBaldyBuddha on September 24, 2017, 03:39:03 am
From what I've seen so far the game looks like FIFA 15 zigzag pace trash. Got a feeling this will be the year that the game bombs big time. Once the exploits become known and weekend league comes it could be horrendous. Could easily see this year as being the one that I lose interest. But we shall see.....

Yea me too TWS but that Squad battles offline is ok keeps a cheap interest going but i do think the scripting is rife in it with regards to difficulty levels 
Title: Re: FIFA 18
Post by: TWS001 on September 24, 2017, 03:58:09 am
Playing offline keeps me interested for about 5 minutes nowadays. Offline in Fifa hasn't been anywhere near decent since 12. Have seen it said that it's better this year, but I kind of exhausted playing football offline in 2006 when I was off my feet with a smashed knee. Played Pro Evo solidly for 3 weeks, winning the World Cup on 6* difficulty and have never touched the series again!
Title: Re: FIFA 18
Post by: TWS001 on September 26, 2017, 07:22:08 pm
I've got it! And it comes with a code for a free 50k pack. Wonder which icon I'll get to build around?! Lol, probably more likely to get Rondon as my best player! Will see in half an hour or so.......
Title: Re: FIFA 18
Post by: TheBaldyBuddha on September 26, 2017, 09:32:20 pm
Well well well knew they couldn't get through day one without a **** up anyone including me who pre ordered through fifa 17's 10% discount plus the ea access 10% discount didn't get any of the DLC content  ::)
Title: Re: FIFA 18
Post by: gladiatorrrrrr on September 26, 2017, 10:24:22 pm
crazy Baldy...as always they just don't care...

Title: Re: FIFA 18
Post by: Kiwi on September 27, 2017, 05:15:33 am
Yep BB ... have not got it either. Wonder if the DLC is only available on official launch date and not early access?
Title: Re: FIFA 18
Post by: gladiatorrrrrr on September 27, 2017, 05:16:47 am
could be....opened for 40 euro packs. Best pull....Robben! 4th time ever.....Nice nice.
Title: Re: FIFA 18
Post by: TheBaldyBuddha on September 27, 2017, 06:16:57 am
Yep BB ... have not got it either. Wonder if the DLC is only available on official launch date and not early access?

na Kiwi think its an EA **** up

http://fifaforums.easports.com/en/discussion/309087/xb1-no-pre-order-content-ronaldo-icon-edition/p1?new=1
Title: Re: FIFA 18
Post by: Kiwi on September 27, 2017, 06:56:26 am
Damn! Thanks for that link ... will check it out later tonight.
Title: Re: FIFA 18
Post by: gladiatorrrrrr on September 27, 2017, 11:29:46 pm
crap game. Trying to solve a couple of SBC, using concept players to sort out which one I need. Only to find out when I finally got them that the calculation of chemistry was not correct. WTF? Idiotic bastards

Title: Re: FIFA 18
Post by: TWS001 on September 28, 2017, 02:48:49 am
That's something that happened last year as well. The concept player show chemistry as if they already have the one loyalty bonus chem, which if you buy them, they don't have. Very annoying.

I played 12 games yesterday, winning 8 and losing 4. The defeats were on penalties, or by one goal, whereas I was winning by scoring stupid amounts like 9, 7 and 6. Built two teams, one 433(5) and one 4231(2). Top scorer so far is Ilicic from false 9, with 9 goals (and 8 assists) from 6 games.

The games were quite fun, but give it two weeks when weekend league starts and people start to have some sort of clue what's going on in game, plus the game is on full release and the button delay and lag inevitably starts, then I don't know what'll happen. There's already signs that diagonal cross pitch runs are very difficult to stop if done right. Add any sort of problems with lag or delay into player switching and it would become a pacey mess. That's my biggest concern so far.
Title: Re: FIFA 18
Post by: Kiwi on September 28, 2017, 12:40:41 pm
Firstly, @BB ... yep, still nothing on the DLC front. Why am I not surprised!?!?

Played FUT last night for the first time. Now, I didn't even end up using 1 hour of 10-hour 'whatever-you-call-that' allowance. So, not really invested that much in game play at this stage. So, went into the daily tournament - best jump straight in there.

Wow, just WOW! After 22 min it was 2-3 ... after 70 minutes I quit at 3-7. His loanee Aubamatwat running rampant. And yes, rampant = pace, pure pace. You can see a mile away - striker starts to make a run, no matter how I change/flick I cannot get the CB in time and the most perfectly-weighted through ball from his non-rare whomever = another goal. It was laughable. Together with the player getting the ball back continuously ... didn't have a hope.

So ... went to squad battles and it was a bit better. For me the game play is a big change to '17 - over time I think these will be good. But, like you and others have said - the exploits will come. And when those do, I don't think I'll have the will power to play online.

Title: Re: FIFA 18
Post by: TWS001 on September 29, 2017, 02:39:03 am
The blind 180 degree instant passes are plain stupid. Played a few games last night. Two 3-0 wins and a 3-0 defeat. The loss though was a glimpse into the future. The opponent was playing either 41212(2) or 4312. Had everyone on stay back apart from the front three and if he got the ball, just smashed it blindly forwards. Then one two and through ball with the two strikers. Player switching was just about good enough to keep up (but will it be once the weekend league starts?). The problem was that eventually a ball will just go straight through a defender or a tackle will just bounce back to him and leave you exposed. Or even worse your defender does the auto lunge animation (unfortunately still happens) which takes the defender out the game and allows a 90 pace striker a clear run. The guy did it every time without fail. Two of the goals came from tackles going straight back to him, and one was a ridiculous header from a corner that my keeper made a joke attempt at saving.

Have been enjoying absolutely destroying people that are still trying to defend as though they are playing FIFA 17. Luckily for me, I am still defending actually the same way as I've always done, but I still have me reservations about how bad the game could go once the cheap tactics are known.
Title: Re: FIFA 18
Post by: Kiwi on September 29, 2017, 07:12:03 am
Decided to play Seasons last night - know it's not the best to validate/confirm/judge the quality of opposition. Won the D10 title after the 4/5 wins (or whatever is required) with 1 game quitting due to the idiot pausing twice before kick-off. Don't get it, but moved along swiftly.

What I am finding interesting is that people obviously have their coin boosts, so ain't quitting. Bit tedious at times as you can see them getting plenty frustrated.

One thing I did notice ... with loanee Aubamatwat in abundance, who sits out on the left wing spot at kick-off - pass back to CAM, driven pass wide and away the hare goes ... ! Conceded twice last night against this one twat who must've watched some YT-er already creating these 'cheats'. Doesn't take long.
Title: Re: FIFA 18
Post by: TWS001 on September 29, 2017, 10:23:17 am
It's the same as ever, the first couple of days all is good, quite fun, as neither you or your opponent has a clue what they're doing. Then the usual crappy Premier League pace teams start turning up, the same constantly spammed crap over and over again. Driven pass forward as quickly as possible to pacey striker, lay it off backwards and forwards to LF/RF, spam through ball and eventually you are through on goal. Then driven shot or cutback. If that doesn't work then just wait to be tackled and either get the ball straight back or just run straight through the defender and the ball just bounces perfectly to keep on running. The amount of joke goals seems even higher than usual.

Probably the same as I was saying last year at this time; so many good improvements, but the same idiotic, bad programmed nonsense a second away from happening at all times.

Penalties where a player no where near the ball you are not even controlling apparently gives away a penalty as the ball is being cleared. Yep, had that happen twice. Opponent aimlessly smashes a lob through ball from their own half, only for your keeper for no reason at all to sprint out his area, under the bouncing ball AND keep going even after you opponent gets the ball a few seconds later. Yep, had that in my final game of the night. (luckily I was 4-0 up at the time and IF Locadia ended up scoring five past his Musa led Fifa 17 team).

There's so much dodgy stuff that EA won't fix no doubt but will break more or change stuff that doesn't need changing with an inevitable patch. OTW tomorrow so no doubt all the people buying the standard version will kill the servers and we can throw that into the mix as well!

Title: Re: FIFA 18
Post by: Pacman on October 01, 2017, 12:42:36 am
Hello Boys!!!!   
Been awhile...Took a year off . Now I'm back maybe... :)
Good day everyone!
Title: Re: FIFA 18
Post by: Kiwi on October 01, 2017, 08:51:48 am
Hello mate! Yeah, been a while indeed.

All well on your side of the world?
Title: Re: FIFA 18
Post by: TWS001 on October 02, 2017, 01:53:54 am
Well, next weekend is going to be fun!

Managed to win the tournament with 4-3, 2-1, 4-0 (30 minutes rq) and 4-0 (42 minutes rq). The final was against a full loan team of the highest rated (fastest) players in the game. All the guy tried to do was run with Hazard, Ronaldo or Aubameyang. Probably will be the easiest final I'll have on Fifa 18, IF Locadia ending with a hat trick.
My best player so far is without a doubt IF Locadia. Easily one of the best strikers I've ever used. After 3 goals in his first 6 games, the next 7 have seen him score, 5,2,4,2,1,3 and 4 goals. And a few of those have been first half rage quits. Also has 7 assists. So currently 24 goals in 13 games!

Played my first game in seasons and he scored all the goals in a 4-0 win. His shot power is just silly. If you smash it, a lot of the times the keepers can't handle it and the ball just goes in anyway. Apparently has the highest shot power in the game. Strong, and can hold the ball up. Probably the perfect striker for the current game engine, or at least the cheapest and most overlooked! Been using him at striker in a 4231(2), with Wesley Sneijder behind him at CAM.

Played a few offline games to complete all the starter objectives. Don't like it. The usual cheating, slider influence AI nonsense. The AI is untouchable and is 3-0 up within 15 minutes, then you destroy it the rest of the game, the keeper turns into god, you get back to 3-2, when suddenly you can just walk through with ease. Then the sliders go into overdrive, it's impossible to do anything, you twice get clean through, only to twice get hacked down from behind and instead of a red, it's not even a foul. Probably just a ploy to have less people playing each other on their servers and make weekend league smoother without spending a penny on new servers. Won't be playing against the communities awful teams with offline sliders messing with things even more than online. Rather kill myself.
Title: Re: FIFA 18
Post by: UltimateSimmov2 on October 02, 2017, 07:59:15 am
Gents,

Must say despite the usual BS EA throw at us year in year out, i'm enjoying this iteration of FUT more than any before.  Yes the usual 'bugs' are there but i'm so long in the tooth with FUT i'm just shrugging them off and have the 'on to the next' attitude.  I find that when you get it right, it feels much more rewarding.

Try as I may, I cant qualify for the WL.  Lost several finals after cruising through the earlier rounds.  Not building a 78 squad for the one starting tomorrow, so the final attempt will come in the one on Wednesday.  Squad battles hasn't grabbed me just yet.  Looking at twitter & twitch it's the in thing to do so far this FUT.  Suppose its free coins, but other than practising the new defending against legendary AI, its no good prep for WL. Good addition though.

Been reasonably good with pack luck thus far.  The best being IF Mertens.  Selling him on with some other decent pulls has given me this squad

(https://s25.postimg.org/g71xha4pr/01-10-2017_21-37-26.png)

All players are OP.  Bakayoko and Paulinho are a great partnership.  Defence is as solid as it can be.  Likewise with Navas.  Firmino scores great goals and has a good engine on him.  In fact stamina is good throughout.
Jesus....... well JESUS.  Great upgrade for him and has started well as my new addition.
POTM Mane. Given that I already had regular Mane for 35k, it was a bit sore giving him up as he went up to 135k, plus he was on 55 goals in 54 games, but the stats looked too good for me to pass up.  Hasn't fired up like his regular yet but he now has plenty of time to catch up.

Suarez.  God like.  Plays better than his TOTY card from 17.  Slower pace isnt an issue as his positioning is on point.  Still deceptively quick though.  Love this card.

I have a backup Serie A squad for fitness rotation, but will look to upgrade as soon as I can generate more coins.  Not intending to spend any more .

Going to be very selective of the SBC's this year too.  Wasted far to much last year on pointless ones

Hope you are all finding the game a slightly less frustrating experience
Title: Re: FIFA 18
Post by: gladiatorrrrrr on October 04, 2017, 10:56:08 pm
FIFA18 would mark my return to FUT. Last year I only played ProClubs in the end. By far the most enjoyable mode, playing with your buddies. ;D

Decided to open some packs with money and I had some great pulls. From Robben to Jesus, Baily (2x), Steerling, Sane, etc. Decided to go Bundes and BPL. Bought IF Aranguz (Godly!) and did strenghten the team over the week to this:

(http://i67.tinypic.com/fxcyfo.jpg)

Back to 41212. Team plays well, Werner and Origi are the stars up front. added Timo Werner late but he scored already 30 goals in 23 games. But the real star is the little Chilean. Passing and shooting are amazing, combined with loads of stamina.  Defence is solid and Tolisso in front of them is bridging most gaps.

The BPL team has evolved to this:

(http://i64.tinypic.com/bc22f.jpg)

Some pulls but I did buy OTW Siggy. Still struggling a bit with the RM and LM positions. Have tried different players but until now Son and Walcott have given me the most return on investment. The star of the team is the pulled non rare Berahino. With 27 goals in 26 matches he has proven to be incredible. I am not sure about Gieyu. He is small but his stamina and standing tackle are great.

Some thoughts on this years FIFA:
- defending is a pain
- placed shot is OP, especially coming into the box with a ankle from the right or left, 99% a goal. Hence, 433 is a great formation to play with
- what happened with the managers? No one from the eredivisie and Ancelotti is a non rare SILVER....WTF?
- squad battles is a nice add on but as TWS stated the sliders/scripting is woeful

I am building a Liga NOS 422 (with IF Brahimin) and a 422 eredivisie (with IF locadia), just to try it out

ProClubs is still fun but is experiencing the same BS that happens in individual games.

All in all is this version not really worse or better than teh previous ones, and that makes you wonder. I have the feeling that they actually don't change that much but it is a lot of blablabla.





Title: Re: FIFA 18
Post by: TWS001 on October 04, 2017, 11:22:33 pm
I've not played as much FUT as I usually did. Played nearly as many Pro Clubs games as I have on Ultimate Team.

My IF count is already up to 9! Locadia is still at two goals per game, and Danilo Pereira has been solid. Plus his value has more than doubled since I picked him up.
Waiting on TOTW in a couple of hours to decide what teams to use in weekend league (but really not looking forward to that at all really)!

At the moment using my Locadia team in Division 10. Two wins and a loss to a seriously good player. In the dkt, I'm using a pretty weird team just to get loyalty for the two SBCs that need it. Seriously dodgy defense of Ismaily, Ogbonna, Fonte and Jantschke with Adrian in goal. The 43 on Fonte and 64 pace on Jantschke are a challenge! Won the only game that team has played. But the way I see it is if I can manage to defend well with them, it'll help me in the long run, and nothing to lose having already won a dkt.
Title: Re: FIFA 18
Post by: beuk on October 05, 2017, 03:00:37 am
Even I played some matches last night  ;D

A bit rusty start though, made two bronze teams on full chem, mostly for trying different kind of players, used Ojo (http://"https://www.futwiz.com/en/fifa18/player/kim-ojo/27173") as targetman in a 433-4, with good old Mjelde (http://"https://www.futwiz.com/en/fifa18/player/erik-mjelde/23379") and Fellah (http://"https://www.futwiz.com/en/fifa18/player/mohammed-fellah/23870) steaming up from midfield; easy goals, one goes deep, other plays ball to Ojo, Ojo battles with defenders and holds on to the ball and passes the ball to the deep running midfielder and he rolls it in one of the corners. Sadly it was about the only way I could score goals. The other team had 3 great finishers ( like Shomurodov (http://"https://www.futwiz.com/en/fifa18/player/eldor-shomurodov/36605")) on top but unlike the stats suggested I couldn't for the life of me curl those shots in from around the box, something I used to be very good at...:'( , used 5-star skiller Flores (http://'https://www.futwiz.com/en/fifa18/player/edison-flores/21505') on the wing, since when did they nerve the effect from skillmoves so much? He was still fun to use but much less effective, and I don't have a clue what the best way is to duel on the wing with defenders, so that is work in progress for me, also crossing needs work. I liked the pace off r1+square, that'll help great when I start playing better players.

Defending is a pain for me, 1 on 1 is no problem but when they start passing the ball between them most of my defenders go MIA, I can't seem to switch fast enough, when you switch defenders keep running in the direction they were going, and using l2+R2 doesn't help all the time cancelling their action.

I was realy lucky playing against bad players, if they were as handy as me in finishing shots I would have lost all my games, now I won matches with 4 goals out 5 shots against 2 goals out 20, I won div 10 nevertheless, I'm really struggeling after my 4 year brake and I need much much more practise.
Title: Re: FIFA 18
Post by: Kiwi on October 06, 2017, 08:39:01 am
I guess a few things from my side ...

Spent some money
Pulled a few good players - built these:
(https://i.imgur.com/laVmPgl.png)
Played a bunch of games - some fun, some "the same old BS" ... what's new.
Scored PLENTY goals ... with defending where it is at the moment, goals galore! Check out Morata's stats :D
(https://i.imgur.com/f2yXZUm.jpg)
Finished Quaresma ... pulled Rashford (38k for a 79-rated card :o :o) in the final pack, which took the cost below 40k:
(https://i.imgur.com/eLrNfMe.jpg)

As had been said, to me it feels pretty much like the same old, except that defending is harder. Good thing IMO as it takes away from those that don't manual defend - just my opinion.

Edit ... DAMN! Them pics look huge!
Title: Re: FIFA 18
Post by: Kiwi on October 06, 2017, 11:46:06 am
Got this card in one of the packs from an SBC. Normally I would just quick sell them and move on ... decided to flick this to the transfer list, starting at 150.

The state of the game, hey:
(https://i.imgur.com/dSwcwAF.jpg)
Title: Re: FIFA 18
Post by: gladiatorrrrrr on October 06, 2017, 06:45:24 pm
nice stats Kiwi. My Timo Werner has crazy goal ratio stats too. As you say: defending is difficult.

@ pack: I think someone made a mistake and wanted to flip some coins from one to another account. Got that three times where some shitty card got a full bin...

yesterday there were 6m cards for trade....WOW! Prices a crushing except for some high rated/value cards.
Title: Re: FIFA 18
Post by: TheBaldyBuddha on October 07, 2017, 01:36:38 am
6m Glad WOW, most i have seen on xbox is 2.1m

Against all my protests i too have spent some real cash

Packs have been ok nothing on the level of last year

typical BPL

(https://gyazo.com/1b18258c0b0731aefde079082e3d849a.png)

Serie A

(https://gyazo.com/f93cac9ea66e6e34906a95663fd75807.png)

Been doing a few gold upgrade SBC best so far in Cech who i had already so sold my one for 40k.

Built up to 550k and have decided to jump onto the IF trading train with discard IF have 6 Zaza's and 6 Adan's plus a few others bought at 12k or less and posting at about 8k profit is slow but works
Title: Re: FIFA 18
Post by: gladiatorrrrrr on October 07, 2017, 03:50:00 am
I am actually trading myself. Small amounts but hey it works. IF trading is clever baldy. I think this is how tws made his fortune. I am saving for marco van basten...i just need to have him

Changed from 41212 to 442. More balance and the RM and LM get more involved. Jesus is stepping up the gas and scoring for fun. Bought OTW Tolisso. High hopes that he  least gets one IF....

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Title: Re: FIFA 18
Post by: Kiwi on October 07, 2017, 11:30:48 am
Ah yeah Glad ... Icons now for you guys - there MUST be heaps of ones to use now. Man, you have so much to look forward to - guess it's at least a bit more excitement on that front. Must admit that it's a bit tough now for me personally, as the prices are a bit nuts at the moment and there's not too many that we really want to try out.

The obvious are Ronaldo & Ronaldinho ... be a long time till we can afford one of those!

Title: Re: FIFA 18
Post by: gladiatorrrrrr on October 07, 2017, 06:02:42 pm
pulled myself an OTW Morate. FUT Gods do like me....

Title: Re: FIFA 18
Post by: Kiwi on October 07, 2017, 06:08:58 pm
Nice one mate! Gotta say that I do like his NIF card. Hope you get to use him
Title: Re: FIFA 18
Post by: Kiwi on October 08, 2017, 07:32:34 pm
On a brighter note ... decided that in my misery I should open some packs - them 5 players packs. Not 1 83 rated or greater. But ... in the last one was a Vardy - cool 27k.

Decided to open 1 more - Premium Gold Pack - walkout! French ... CM. At this point fully expecting it to be Matuidi or some other troll. Nope - Man Utd badge = Pogba :o!
Title: Re: FIFA 18
Post by: TWS001 on October 08, 2017, 09:32:07 pm
I know that feeling! Couldn't believe my eyes when the red Pogba walked out on 17. Unfortunately have packed absolutely nothing of any note so far on 18.
Title: Re: FIFA 18
Post by: Pacman on October 09, 2017, 01:15:25 am
Pulled an OTW Neymar..I should be set right? ah..screw it It's only money..Let's do another round of FIFA points!
I don't really know  if I can justify spending money on a game that 99% of the players are below the age of 30 or even yet 40..
Don't really have time to sit in the computer for long periods to do trading anymore...so Fifa points is my only option..$20 here ..there..It adds up lol.
oh well and who cares..I don't

Oh  and have spare batteries ready.. the game will log you out after a couple minutes (maybe 2 mins??? ) if you are in a game and you will forfeit.
Title: Re: FIFA 18
Post by: Kiwi on October 09, 2017, 06:39:13 am
Damn Pac - good one!

That will set you up ... but then regardless ... I still get that urge to "spend some more". ;D
Title: Re: FIFA 18
Post by: Kiwi on October 09, 2017, 06:40:38 am
Ah ... yeah - "THE FORFEIT" counter.

Had it on Friday - family came to visit but I thought I could finish the game. Brother-in-law was chatting to me and I downed the controller. Within a minute I got the message/counter that said I need to play within that 30 seconds to avoid forfeiting. It's a good thing!
Title: Re: FIFA 18
Post by: TWS001 on October 09, 2017, 10:56:34 am
It is good, but apparently put an elastic band around the thumbstick to keep it pressed in one position gets round that to achieve maximum annoyance to the opponent. There is literally nothing that this community won't do.
Title: Re: FIFA 18
Post by: Kiwi on October 09, 2017, 12:43:14 pm
LOL ... wow, just WOW!

That is ... just amazing ... would not have even thought of that ... SMH
Title: Re: FIFA 18
Post by: TheBaldyBuddha on October 09, 2017, 11:38:40 pm
LOL ... wow, just WOW!

That is ... just amazing ... would not have even thought of that ... SMH

My lad does it all the time in Destiny if i need him to do something
Title: Re: FIFA 18
Post by: TWS001 on October 10, 2017, 07:59:24 am
We thought over 6 million items on the transfer list the other day was a lot. Well at the moment it's over 7 million! Never seen it even close to this much before. Considering the game is probably worse than it's been since FIFA 13 maybe worse than that, does this mean that the most people ever are playing it? Win for EA. Will be interesting to see if that number drops considerably in the coming weeks if they keep the game like this.
Title: Re: FIFA 18
Post by: Kiwi on October 10, 2017, 10:02:26 am
6M ... WOW! 1.6M on Xbox. What the heck is going on PS?

Could it be due to Icons that there's excessive pack opening?
Title: Re: FIFA 18
Post by: gladiatorrrrrr on October 10, 2017, 04:05:42 pm
The PS console owners is 4 times more than xbox so it does make sense.

Now that OTW is out of packs, less packs are opened.

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Title: Re: FIFA 18
Post by: Kiwi on October 11, 2017, 06:27:56 am
Don't think it's quite 4 times (last time I saw around May was 2.5 times). But, that's obviously not indicative of the # of FIFA players, console to console.

I do think there's the general thought that cards are no longer simply discarded (gold non-rares obviously). Pretty much everything gets listed these days.
Title: Re: FIFA 18
Post by: Kiwi on October 11, 2017, 06:30:45 am
Did the MM SBC today. Was contemplating whether to actually do the A-League one, given that the few non-rare golds were going for 6k+ ... Fornaroli was over 7.5k.

Did get a Willian in the Rare Electrum Players pack (30k return) so was worth it in the end. Also, did get a surprise in this pack - on the web app, the non-rare gold pops up ;D
(https://i.imgur.com/oErtgPJ.jpg)
Title: Re: FIFA 18
Post by: gladiatorrrrrr on October 11, 2017, 08:05:52 am
nice one kiwi! I did the dortmung/liepzig and the barce/a Madrid one, best I got was Laporte.
Title: Re: FIFA 18
Post by: beuk on October 11, 2017, 09:21:51 am
when do those weekly builders get annouced?

I was late to the party and with my pack luck it's not really justified paying 10k for a gold aussie striker or 2,5k for a leipzig player.

Normaly i like those builders, i have 700+ bronze players and those first ones are usually without minimal rating, really counts as a free pack when you can build a japanese team from your own stock  ;D
Title: Re: FIFA 18
Post by: Kiwi on October 11, 2017, 09:28:07 am
Marquee Matchups - generally it's normally Tuesday for CL games, then Friday for the leagues on the weekend (my times ofc). I was kinda surprised when I woke up this morning to see it released for the weekend games already.
Title: Re: FIFA 18
Post by: beuk on October 11, 2017, 12:49:20 pm
I look into it next week.

Completed the challenge...it took me fricking 100k in bronze packs to finally pull a melbourne player ::) (everyone went for 10k bin on the transfermarket and i was one short), statistically it was about what i could expect; 15 bronze melbourne players, 8000 bronze players in total, min 3 players per pack, 3 packs for 1k, so pulled atleast 900 bronze players for 1  I needed, and not only that, I packed 2 players in the same pack, sold that other one for 10k.

so pack luck, opened the pack I got from the aussies, some 76 rates none rare as best players, turned out it was Fornaroli  ;D sold him for 10k.

Opened the pack for finishing the whole marquee matchup and packed Mertens, first good pack this year.
and selling those consumbles for opening bronze packs will keep me entertaint for a while.... ::)
Title: Re: FIFA 18
Post by: Kiwi on October 11, 2017, 01:24:44 pm
Mertens ... damn mate! Good one.
Title: Re: FIFA 18
Post by: TheBaldyBuddha on October 12, 2017, 09:48:01 am
Don't know if you's seen this already

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CFeMgXqrkTo
Title: Re: FIFA 18
Post by: Kiwi on October 12, 2017, 10:14:09 am
Holy crap. Some serious WTF moments in there. A lot more laughs though.
Title: Re: FIFA 18
Post by: gladiatorrrrrr on October 14, 2017, 05:10:32 pm
Yeah I git him! He kept inceasing in price over the days.

Want to puck up Van der Sar or Lev  but I am afraid those icons will be very rare once they are discarded for the sbc(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20171014/7038d25fd29603459766ff3be3339b98.jpg)

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Title: Re: FIFA 18
Post by: Kiwi on October 14, 2017, 06:11:02 pm
Good one mate! Enjoy him!!!
Title: Re: FIFA 18
Post by: gladiatorrrrrr on October 16, 2017, 07:29:15 pm
Hey folks,

Long post ahead!  ;D

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

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

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

Now as for the teams:

(http://i66.tinypic.com/11jnm2s.jpg)

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

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

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

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

Title: Re: FIFA 18
Post by: gladiatorrrrrr on October 16, 2017, 07:41:36 pm
team 2 has evolved to this:

(http://i63.tinypic.com/2169vd.jpg)

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

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

All in all a nice team.

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

Gosh, I am really enjoying FIFA FUT at the moment, despite not playing online.
Title: Re: FIFA 18
Post by: Kiwi on October 16, 2017, 07:46:39 pm
Good one Glad. If you can enjoy a game like this, 90% of the times ... that's great!
Title: Re: FIFA 18
Post by: TWS001 on October 17, 2017, 03:25:29 am
Current live transfers on the transfer market on PS4 right now is 8.013 million  :o
Title: Re: FIFA 18
Post by: Kiwi on October 17, 2017, 04:25:14 am
What The Freakin' Heck!!

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

Edit ... I guess people have only opened their pre-order and Squad Battles packs later on. Guess it's to be expected then.
Title: Re: FIFA 18
Post by: gladiatorrrrrr on October 17, 2017, 04:27:30 am
Hero cards and a good TOTW helps I guess.

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Title: Re: FIFA 18
Post by: gladiatorrrrrr on October 17, 2017, 04:28:04 am
And of course all the reward packages from WL and SB

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Title: Re: FIFA 18
Post by: TWS001 on October 17, 2017, 10:06:11 am
Bronze packs have been crazy the past few days. There's so many players worth a decent amount of coins right now. There's the obvious like Australian players, the four leagues with SBC player rewards, but I've noticed a new trend where seemingly random players are worth at least 1-2k or more for no apparent reason. This evening I was getting players from Austria Vienna, AEK Athens, a couple of Swedish teams and the two South African clubs and selling for decent amounts. It's groups of people buying up cards as they try to second guess EA and the next set of Marquee Matchups. Seeing as there is typically only usually one from the smaller clubs, a lot of people are going to lose a lot of coins somewhere in the next day!
Title: Re: FIFA 18
Post by: TheBaldyBuddha on October 17, 2017, 10:59:06 am
Bronze packs have been crazy the past few days. There's so many players worth a decent amount of coins right now. There's the obvious like Australian players, the four leagues with SBC player rewards, but I've noticed a new trend where seemingly random players are worth at least 1-2k or more for no apparent reason. This evening I was getting players from Austria Vienna, AEK Athens, a couple of Swedish teams and the two South African clubs and selling for decent amounts. It's groups of people buying up cards as they try to second guess EA and the next set of Marquee Matchups. Seeing as there is typically only usually one from the smaller clubs, a lot of people are going to lose a lot of coins somewhere in the next day!

Here TWS this is where they get their ideas

http://fifaforums.easports.com/en/discussion/308840/the-marquee-matchups-prediction-thread#latest
Title: Re: FIFA 18
Post by: gladiatorrrrrr on October 17, 2017, 05:49:41 pm
next week it is Feyenoord - Ajax in the eredivisie, the only real 'Classico' we have. I did buy some Ajax and extra Feyenoord players. Othe rthan that I don't where to put my cards (read: coins) on

Title: Re: FIFA 18
Post by: beuk on October 18, 2017, 06:23:10 am
Predictable marquee this week, finshed them already, had some players left, looked at the going rate, listed them and none sold, looked the going rate again, lowered the prices and listed them again, about to look at the going prices again....hope for the traders that they didn't buy too much stock, plenty of supply  ;D
Title: Re: FIFA 18
Post by: otutsarTR on October 18, 2017, 04:58:52 pm
hi all, silently following you guys this season, once in a while popping up with a message.


for me the Squad Battles is quite fun actually, i could never manage to qualify WL last year (and i played like 50 60 games of fut last fifa) but this season, am only for divisions, and squad battles, actually i like the AI in that. and needless to say SBCs. speaking of which, anybody tried Kane 89, is he worth it?
Title: Re: FIFA 18
Post by: Kiwi on October 18, 2017, 05:52:29 pm
Hey Otu ... no, did not do that one. He'll get more IF's so decided to not do him.
Title: Re: FIFA 18
Post by: otutsarTR on October 18, 2017, 07:17:02 pm
thanks mate, i also decided to skip , too much coins ...
Title: Re: FIFA 18
Post by: gladiatorrrrrr on October 19, 2017, 11:54:08 pm
second ICON in the club:

(http://i66.tinypic.com/2cnwpkp.jpg)

Sold my OTW Morata (pulled) to finance this one. I feel more love for this card.

Title: Re: FIFA 18
Post by: Kiwi on October 20, 2017, 07:09:02 am
Good one Glad.

I see prices have taken a dip overnight - some cards as much as 40% from prices I got 3 days ago, e.g. Morata 18.75k from 31.75k & Coutinho down to 32k from 42k.

Guess it's exasperated with WL rewards just released, but talk of TOTY release in the next week or so, must be having an impact - already. I'm pretty sure that there'll be a recovery (it's pre-WL too) no doubt.

Funny though ... on Wed PM (my time) I bought a few players - Courtois, David Luiz (83k / 90k = ~173k) as well as Handanovic and Miranda (31.75k / 24k = ~56k). Firstly, it's nuts that the Serie A duo are 1/3rd of the price - stats are not that significantly different (albeit card weight will obviously have an impact).

This morning, Handanovic + Miranda = 48k, whilst the PL duo are up to 195k. Again, WL impact and morons simply buying to prep for another pro-PL teams.
Title: Re: FIFA 18
Post by: gladiatorrrrrr on October 20, 2017, 07:55:37 am
that is nuts Kiwi. Serie A has always been so underestimated by players


By the way TOTY is in January right?

Love these fluctuations in the market, it is when I make the most coins  ;D

so on to my 3rd ICO, Rijkaard, Nesta or Ferdinand, Suggestions welcome...
Title: Re: FIFA 18
Post by: TheBaldyBuddha on October 20, 2017, 08:08:48 am
Really doubt it will happen as the opportunity for EA to do multiple SBC and FUTMAS before TOTY to clear out coins and force pack buying is too great i would have taught, BUT

 http://fifaforums.easports.com/en/discussion/321918/ea-confirmed-toty-for-the-27th-on-facebook/p3

Title: Re: FIFA 18
Post by: TheBaldyBuddha on October 20, 2017, 08:10:23 am
that is nuts Kiwi. Serie A has always been so underestimated by players


By the way TOTY is in January right?

Love these fluctuations in the market, it is when I make the most coins  ;D

so on to my 3rd ICO, Rijkaard, Nesta or Ferdinand, Suggestions welcome...

If the above is confirmed Glad i would be watching FUTBIN like a hawk on those Icon prices, might not have a big effect on PS being the first year
Title: Re: FIFA 18
Post by: gladiatorrrrrr on October 20, 2017, 08:43:57 am
I just cannot believe they will release it so early. Doesn't help them at all.
Title: Re: FIFA 18
Post by: Kiwi on October 20, 2017, 01:20:12 pm
Yeah ... it's a nutty one with TOTY.

EA will obviously want to balance pack buying. That said I think people go nuts regardless - rack up that credit card bill.
Title: Re: FIFA 18
Post by: otutsarTR on October 20, 2017, 05:30:47 pm
that is nuts Kiwi. Serie A has always been so underestimated by players


By the way TOTY is in January right?

Love these fluctuations in the market, it is when I make the most coins  ;D

so on to my 3rd ICO, Rijkaard, Nesta or Ferdinand, Suggestions welcome...


nesta ...
Title: Re: FIFA 18
Post by: gladiatorrrrrr on October 26, 2017, 09:19:04 am
Thanks Otu. Think I go for Rijkaard. Better attack stats and hopefully he has an animation where he spits a German in the neck....

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Title: Re: FIFA 18
Post by: TWS001 on October 26, 2017, 09:01:57 pm
And then has a second go and gets a bulls eye on a permed mullet! Can still remember watching that game live. Was only about ten minutes in.
Title: Re: FIFA 18
Post by: gladiatorrrrrr on October 27, 2017, 04:39:04 am
Me too

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Title: Re: FIFA 18
Post by: Kiwi on October 27, 2017, 04:53:56 am
LOL ... yeah, good times!
Title: Re: FIFA 18
Post by: TheBaldyBuddha on October 29, 2017, 07:31:29 am
Taken from over yonder

This was a patent published by EA, which states how they can adjust sliders based on many factors, including whether one spent money on the game. If I get banned for posting a patent that EA published, so be it, but that would show even more about how corrupt and crooked they are.

http://www.freepatentsonline.com/y2017/0259177.html

Posted the first post in case the thread below is taken down

http://fifaforums.easports.com/en/discussion/326166/for-those-of-you-that-dont-venture-into-gd#latest
Title: Re: FIFA 18
Post by: Kiwi on October 30, 2017, 06:52:13 am
Interesting!

Not sure if anyone saw on FIFA Reddit where it was posted that Gorilla - who had gone 80 in 80 with his mega bucks team - was 13-4 and struggling (a bunch of ET games), with a 100k team.

Yep, sure there are conspiracy theories. I'm continually stunned that people (idiots) can compete - another bunch of games (quits actually) last night with people still doing the 90-270 deg passes. I wonder if they'd really patch that.
Title: Re: FIFA 18
Post by: gladiatorrrrrr on October 30, 2017, 08:05:25 am
Indeed interesting and not a surprise too.

So Gorilla is struggling with his 15m team against 100k teams. Hope he struggles even more. But that has nothing to do with the patent thing as he has spend a lot of money

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Title: Re: FIFA 18
Post by: TheBaldyBuddha on October 30, 2017, 08:52:41 am
Interesting!

Not sure if anyone saw on FIFA Reddit where it was posted that Gorilla - who had gone 80 in 80 with his mega bucks team - was 13-4 and struggling (a bunch of ET games), with a 100k team.

Yep, sure there are conspiracy theories. I'm continually stunned that people (idiots) can compete - another bunch of games (quits actually) last night with people still doing the 90-270 deg passes. I wonder if they'd really patch that.

Patch isn't live on xbox yet Kiwi
Title: Re: FIFA 18
Post by: Kiwi on October 30, 2017, 10:18:36 am
Interesting!

Not sure if anyone saw on FIFA Reddit where it was posted that Gorilla - who had gone 80 in 80 with his mega bucks team - was 13-4 and struggling (a bunch of ET games), with a 100k team.

Yep, sure there are conspiracy theories. I'm continually stunned that people (idiots) can compete - another bunch of games (quits actually) last night with people still doing the 90-270 deg passes. I wonder if they'd really patch that.

Patch isn't live on xbox yet Kiwi

Yeah mate, know that - my sentence structure was a bit bad on that one :D. Just wondering how effective 'what they implement/change' will be.
Title: Re: FIFA 18
Post by: Kiwi on October 30, 2017, 10:22:01 am
Indeed interesting and not a surprise too.

So Gorilla is struggling with his 15m team against 100k teams. Hope he struggles even more. But that has nothing to do with the patent thing as he has spend a lot of money

Hey Glad ... no other way round. He went 80 wins in the WL with his 15M team. When he changed to a 100k team, he struggled.

Kinda back to BB's post around the "if EA adjust sliders to advantage the bigger team" theory ... guess we can call it "anti-handicap". :D
Title: Re: FIFA 18
Post by: Kiwi on October 30, 2017, 11:23:56 am
Freakin' heck ... https://streamable.com/zgt5r

Title: Re: FIFA 18
Post by: UltimateSimmov2 on October 31, 2017, 09:12:11 am
Freakin' heck ... https://streamable.com/zgt5r

Son is now officially broken  ;D
Title: Re: FIFA 18
Post by: gladiatorrrrrr on October 31, 2017, 09:59:31 pm
@ Kiwi: aha now I understand, so good players with high stats are actually good players with higher stats  ;D

@ Son: looks like farting goal.... :P
Title: Re: FIFA 18
Post by: Kiwi on November 01, 2017, 05:48:32 am
Indeed Glad ;D

Did the SBC's this morning and wanted to open packs on console ... "FIFA needs a 2.3GB update". LOL
Title: Re: FIFA 18
Post by: beuk on November 01, 2017, 07:22:55 am
Don't they update when you're away from the console? Or do only superieur consoles have that feature? ;)

Had a playdate with my ten year old nephew saturday, I save the good packs for him to open, and I can't complain the kid did really well, allthough I strictly instructed to pull Messi and Ronaldo, he did pull a couple of 85+ players, 3 scream cards and IF Batshuayi, not bad for 20 packs, sold everything off and I'm running close to 1 million coins. So I was wondering, is the market still the same? Prices will rice until it plummits for christmas? On my shopping list are the Dutch icons, get Gullit first during christmas and then the others?
Title: Re: FIFA 18
Post by: TheBaldyBuddha on November 01, 2017, 08:24:32 am
Don't they update when you're away from the console? Or do only superieur consoles have that feature? ;)

Had a playdate with my ten year old nephew saturday, I save the good packs for him to open, and I can't complain the kid did really well, allthough I strictly instructed to pull Messi and Ronaldo, he did pull a couple of 85+ players, 3 scream cards and IF Batshuayi, not bad for 20 packs, sold everything off and I'm running close to 1 million coins. So I was wondering, is the market still the same? Prices will rice until it plummits for christmas? On my shopping list are the Dutch icons, get Gullit first during christmas and then the others?

end of november Beuk black friday & cyber monday
Title: Re: FIFA 18
Post by: Kiwi on November 01, 2017, 08:46:30 am
Don't they update when you're away from the console? Or do only superieur consoles have that feature? ;)

Had a playdate with my ten year old nephew saturday, I save the good packs for him to open, and I can't complain the kid did really well, allthough I strictly instructed to pull Messi and Ronaldo, he did pull a couple of 85+ players, 3 scream cards and IF Batshuayi, not bad for 20 packs, sold everything off and I'm running close to 1 million coins. So I was wondering, is the market still the same? Prices will rice until it plummits for christmas? On my shopping list are the Dutch icons, get Gullit first during christmas and then the others?

:D ...

... naah, I manually update given I don't have many games to update. This is also the new console - got an XB1 S when I changed ISP last month.

Anyway, Gigabit Fibre means it only takes a few minutes thankfully.
Title: Re: FIFA 18
Post by: Kiwi on November 01, 2017, 08:48:09 am
Don't they update when you're away from the console? Or do only superieur consoles have that feature? ;)

Had a playdate with my ten year old nephew saturday, I save the good packs for him to open, and I can't complain the kid did really well, allthough I strictly instructed to pull Messi and Ronaldo, he did pull a couple of 85+ players, 3 scream cards and IF Batshuayi, not bad for 20 packs, sold everything off and I'm running close to 1 million coins. So I was wondering, is the market still the same? Prices will rice until it plummits for christmas? On my shopping list are the Dutch icons, get Gullit first during christmas and then the others?

end of november Beuk black friday & cyber monday

Agreed. I don't think the Christmas ones impact that much. I also think people will be more selective this year with SBC - not caught up in the hype of them like last year.
Title: Re: FIFA 18
Post by: gladiatorrrrrr on November 01, 2017, 07:48:00 pm
I have the 91 rated Van Basten, Beuk...he is awesome. But to be honest, I just feel love for this card so I am biased  >:(

Just bought the 88 rated Rui Costa, immense card. But for the same amount of coins I could buy Kante & DeBruyne. But it is just fun to play with those ICONS.

SO prices will drop end of November? hen is black Friday?
Title: Re: FIFA 18
Post by: TWS001 on November 02, 2017, 04:43:55 am
Did marquee matchups pretty easily, only buying a couple of very cheap players and making large amounts selling Danish League players. Packs were ok. Two walk outs, Diego Costa and SIF Hilton, and a past walk out, Dani Alves.
Played a bit this morning for the first time on the new patch. Got to the final of the dkt, but lost. Played another 1st round and won 5-3 despite being 3-1 down at half time. Seem like they have improved the blind passing, but I'm not saying anything until a weekend league has been played, although it's very unlikely I'll play enough this weekend to qualify for the week after. Working twelve hour shifts on each of Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

Have been playing a lot of Fortnite and got a nice duos victory last night plus a couple of top three finishes.
Title: Re: FIFA 18
Post by: Kiwi on November 02, 2017, 06:08:19 am
Yeah Glad - the love for Van Basten simply means you cannot hate on his card - ever :D.
Title: Re: FIFA 18
Post by: Kiwi on November 02, 2017, 06:18:30 am
Nice pulls there on MM ...

Last week, had some pack luck that surprised me a bit - not MM but had some FP left and used them on Prime Players packs. Been a long time since I pulled 2 cards in a row - especially early on / not in "peak pack opening season".

Had these 2 one after the other:
(https://i.imgur.com/Q4kL0Rv.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/NluFHVb.jpg)

Sold for a combined 380k ... damn!
Title: Re: FIFA 18
Post by: gladiatorrrrrr on November 02, 2017, 06:39:23 am
Wow nice kiwi. That is what I call pack luck!

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Title: Re: FIFA 18
Post by: beuk on November 02, 2017, 06:54:54 am
Van Basten is on my list too, i'm building a 433, rijkaard, gullit and bergkamp in midfield, behind Robben, V Basten and Overmars.

Will there be more (other) icon releases? V Aerle  ;), Koeman, Stam, Bronkhorst would make me very happy
Title: Re: FIFA 18
Post by: Kiwi on November 02, 2017, 07:54:36 am
Thanks Glad.

Beuk - don't think so. Past 2 years they haven't released additional legends after the initial set. Would be great if we could get some more - those you mentioned and others of course.

As Glad has said previously - it opens up to use unique players & of course be able to build more unique hybrids.
Title: Re: FIFA 18
Post by: gladiatorrrrrr on November 07, 2017, 08:44:20 pm
so I dropped my Bundesliga team. In the end I found them a bit boring since the only improvements are the usual suspects (Vidal, Boateng, etc.,). Back to my love for the Calcio A. In fact that is teh place where MvB should be anyway

(http://i68.tinypic.com/21omyx5.jpg)

Nice detail: trainer Roberto Donnadonni played together with MvB if I am not mistaken. Otherwise I have to change Ancelotti to Serie A.

It all started with the Scream card of Perisic. What a nice position change! And what a card it is! 5 start weak foot, 4 star skills combined with H/M work rates and some high stats in the right place: 85 shot power, 80 finishing, 80 short passing, 88 stamina, 92 long shots, etc. The first two games he was MIA, think i had to get adjusted to him. Last games he is.....outstanding.

Then I build from there. IF Ghoulan is also an amazing card. Strong defend stats but moreover, 84 crossing and 88 shot power is making this a back that brings something extra in attack. I play with an instruction on him that he attacks too. Really a threat coming down the line. His 95 stamina makes him a 90 minute work horse. Koulibaly and De Vrij are an interesting pair. Pretty solid so far. The RB I had in my club, need to think on this.

As for the midfield, still under construction. I bought IF torreira to try out and so far it is a hidden gem. 89 short passing and 86 long passing combined with 85 standing tackle with 85 stamina makes him a passing/defending hero on the midfield. Since IF Ghoulam is set on attacking play style I let this guys stay behind during attack.

No De Rossi = no party  ;D, already scored my first screamer with him in his 2nd match. Quality quality quality.

Lulic is a revelation. Liked him as a LB but as a Cm he is so all rounded and very overlooked.

Attack: I like the pairing of strong and fast striker. Tried Eder but was not a success. Defrel is dirty but does the job. Aiming for a ICON like Crespo or Hernandez over there. Otherwise I go for Mertens (SIF)

Serie A is great this year (again) so many options, so many good players.
Title: Re: FIFA 18
Post by: Kiwi on November 08, 2017, 06:05:39 am
Nice one Glad.

Love the Ghoulam card as well. I've used him as a LCB in a 352 team plenty too given his height. Albeit he's not the strongest nor his marking/interceptions being the best, that 86 sprint speed certainly helps ;D
Title: Re: FIFA 18
Post by: gladiatorrrrrr on November 08, 2017, 07:43:47 am
The only perfect LB is Roberto Carlos .

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Title: Re: FIFA 18
Post by: gladiatorrrrrr on November 09, 2017, 08:50:54 am
https://youtu.be/7MzeNcdgY60

Some goals...


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Title: Re: FIFA 18
Post by: gladiatorrrrrr on November 09, 2017, 08:55:49 am
Inzaghi or Crespo or Owen or Herhandez as partner for MvB?

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Title: Re: FIFA 18
Post by: Kiwi on November 09, 2017, 11:05:43 am
Nice goals Glad.

As a partner for MvB, I'd look at a smaller, nimbler pacey guy - would be Hernandez/Owen ... possibly Hernandez with his skills makes him the preferred choice.
Title: Re: FIFA 18
Post by: Kiwi on November 10, 2017, 06:29:09 am
Chuckled at this ... https://www.reddit.com/r/FIFA/comments/7btkh8/batshuayi_with_something_truly_special/

Still shaking my head about this ... https://streamable.com/ibuv8 ... title of the post - "In fairness it did say 2 minutes".
Title: Re: FIFA 18
Post by: gladiatorrrrrr on November 10, 2017, 08:57:15 pm
I am not a big skiller so I probably take Owen for his 4 star weak foot. thanks Kiwi
Title: Re: FIFA 18
Post by: Kiwi on November 22, 2017, 02:44:32 pm
Ok ... so decided not to wait any longer, sell off a few players (a lot more than that) ... and get this man:
(https://i.imgur.com/cALrhvl.png)

And then, when I was supposed to be working, I decided I needed the afternoon off ;D.

After a loss first up - Ronaldinho still got a hat trick - won the next 4. The team was pretty horrible bar a few players - Ronaldinho (of course), Neymar & probably Douglas Costa - he's been my favourite LM (for 352) so far. The defence was average and Neto in goals was simply horrid.

Still, cantered to the title - all due to this man:
(https://i.imgur.com/HXbvROy.png)

Now, I will say that I thought I wasn't trying to focus on him ... but 0 assists in 5 games - as the CAM - doesn't hold up well in my defence ;D.

Honestly, I am stunned by the impact of this card. In the first game - still getting to grips with him - it's almost as if he was not allowed to lose the ball! He holds it up incredibly well too.

Love this card!
Title: Re: FIFA 18
Post by: gladiatorrrrrr on November 23, 2017, 09:59:08 pm
looks like a beatsly card Kiwi. Love those ICONS.

My MvB has played 100 games (in fact yesterday I hit that land mark), 93 goals and 39 assists. Apart from great stats it is just so much fun to play with them.
Title: Re: FIFA 18
Post by: Kiwi on November 24, 2017, 05:35:25 am
Agreed Glad - some of them - for their uniqueness and real-life likeness - are just amazing to use.

Played some more yesterday. Only getting better:
(https://i.imgur.com/zMWW6wV.png)
Title: Re: FIFA 18
Post by: TWS001 on November 25, 2017, 12:29:05 am
I've managed to get Bergkamp to 51 goals and 48 assist in his 80 games so far. He is just so good!
Title: Re: FIFA 18
Post by: gladiatorrrrrr on December 08, 2017, 12:08:30 am
decided to sell off some ICONS and rebuild to this:

(http://i63.tinypic.com/1zcd9j4.jpg)

Saved coins for Rijkaard prem ICON (current fund 1M). Hopefully enough. If not no big deal I settle for a lower version. Owen might be sold and replaced by IF Kluivert, or IF Depay or Robben.

Doubting if I wil do teh SBC for 92 rated Schmeichel, there are some bad reviews out there but to be fair they were all from for the update. Otherwise I wait for the Russian guy....especially if he would wear that cap in-game  ;D
Title: Re: FIFA 18
Post by: TWS001 on December 08, 2017, 03:27:02 am
Played two games this week. Both easy win, both of them didn't finish. I'd imagine the weekend league will be an absolute joke this weekend. As well as the 4G disconnect, a video of exactly how to disconnect without loss and if leading, get the win, was up on the forums for well over an hour yesterday.
Thankfully I'll have no part in it. Completely done with weekend league now.
Title: Re: FIFA 18
Post by: Kiwi on December 08, 2017, 05:42:29 am
Looking good Glad.

1M for Rijkaard ... I reckon that'll be enough. Especially after packs.
Title: Re: FIFA 18
Post by: Kiwi on December 08, 2017, 05:43:23 am
Am away this weekend on a family trip - so no games ... well, till Sunday night and depending on how I feel about it. Maybe 2 days of withdrawals may cure me - probably not.
Title: Re: FIFA 18
Post by: TheBaldyBuddha on December 11, 2017, 12:33:38 pm
WL pre order pack

(https://i.imgur.com/hBerN8P.png)

happy out
Title: Re: FIFA 18
Post by: UltimateSimmov2 on December 11, 2017, 12:55:58 pm
Nice Buddha

I just got Lacazette and Costa in the same pack
Title: Re: FIFA 18
Post by: Kiwi on December 11, 2017, 04:36:51 pm
Nice one BB & Simmo.

Been on a bit of a lucky streak too. 2 Icons in 2 days - 88 Rio and 90 Rui Costa.

But - they weren't pre-order packs! :P
Title: Re: FIFA 18
Post by: gladiatorrrrrr on December 11, 2017, 05:33:10 pm
Lucky fellows. Great pulls

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Title: Re: FIFA 18
Post by: TWS001 on December 11, 2017, 10:50:51 pm
I've not had much luck recently. Managed to get an 84 today but only Aduriz. Have bought up all the discard or just above TOTGS players. Played one game this morning in the dkt using Kokorin and Rigoni and destroyed some guy that went shushing me after getting the dodgiest of kick off goals in the 2nd minute. Kokorin getting a couple of very nice goals.
Played more friendlies last week against a friend than I did normal online matches!
My 87 Bergkamp has past the 100 goal mark in 131 games, and has 83 assists.
Title: Re: FIFA 18
Post by: TWS001 on December 22, 2017, 11:05:11 pm
Have played very little again this week.
Managed to pack IF Petersen from my pre reward packs on Monday. Have also completed several teams in the various league SBC and have packed absolutely nothing of note at all. Not even getting any 83s at all. Marquee matchups was extremely profitable. Had 9 Wycombe players that all sold at 8.3k per card. Also sold 7 Coventry players for 2.3k or so a piece. Not bad at all! Also a couple of players I had for the Mexican clubs needed sold for 5-6k. Only ended up doing two of the four sbcs. The Futmas daily ones have given nothing at all and haven't done a single Futmas player SBC yet.

The one Futmas card I do have though, is Andy Carroll. Managed to score the three headers and complete the other two objectives in just three online single games. All I played were terrible opponents with standard Premier League 4321 pace teams. The final match, the opponent had gold attribute cards in every player! In a single match. LOL! Enjoyed completely smashing him, I must admit. Apart from those games, played a couple in the dkt last night and won with some decent stuff, but had no motivation to carry on and try and win the tournament. No interest in playing weekend league at all.
Title: Re: FIFA 18
Post by: gladiatorrrrrr on December 23, 2017, 05:58:53 am
Have ypu guys seen the SBC for Pirlo?.



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Title: Re: FIFA 18
Post by: Kiwi on December 23, 2017, 08:57:28 am
Yeah Glad ... interesting one. Got to get them lobbed through balls first ... ;D
Title: Re: FIFA 18
Post by: TWS001 on January 01, 2018, 09:35:34 am
Past week have been mostly playing friendlies against mates, doing SBC's for very little and required SBC Al Soma, who is absolutely ridiculous good! Have packed Benzema, Mhkytaryan and Herrera, and am not down on sbcs at all.
Played two decent games in Division 5 earlier, my first against random online for at least a week. Still loving Bergkamp at CF in 4411 and 433(5) and now at CAM in 4231.
Also got my third Fortnite solo win a couple of hours ago. Been playing mostly squads on that and have had a lot of wins since Christmas.

HAPPY NEW YEAR ALL!
Title: Re: FIFA 18
Post by: Kiwi on January 01, 2018, 06:54:47 pm
Happy New Year to all too!
Title: Re: FIFA 18
Post by: gladiatorrrrrr on January 01, 2018, 11:20:06 pm
Happy New Year!!!!

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Title: Re: FIFA 18
Post by: TheBaldyBuddha on January 02, 2018, 09:15:28 am
Happy christmas & new year lads, haven't been around much this year, still only playing SB, got a bit burned holding IF's from TOTW 10 should have sold but can wait it out.

Current team, have 4 of the 7 SBC done for Prime Costa, will use him a bit and then decide to throw him into ADP or buy another  to do that with.

(https://i.gyazo.com/9b3e42d0d33d538f5f172a566c7dc422.png)
Title: Re: FIFA 18
Post by: TheBaldyBuddha on January 02, 2018, 01:17:52 pm
update


(https://i.gyazo.com/39df6472bcaf887d35afe0553e0b19ac.png)
Title: Re: FIFA 18
Post by: TWS001 on January 16, 2018, 11:33:30 pm
Have done most of the League sbcs now. On Sunday evening, finished the Mexican, Portuguese and most of the Russian Leagues. Made profir all round. Some of the Portuguese teams have got stupidly cheap but packing David Silva in two packs running, and also Ruffier and Keylor Navas on top of the 20-25k for completing groups meant it was profitable.

Made a couple of teams to play with for the next week or so, one with SBC's Pirlo, Giovinco and Moore, the other with Casillas, Quaresma and Younes. Used them on a dkt run and made the final, beating a guy who was pretty decent and had six prime icons! Managed to lose the final to a much worse player that just spammed through balls to POTM's Mane and Salah at striker with POTM Kane at CM! Sums up Fifa 18 really! Had 21 shots to his 8, lost 5-4. After that played another 1st round game and went 1-0 down early to a triple rebound tackle goal by Jesus. He shushed me and that was his biggest mistake. Ended up putting seven past him with some very questionable celebrations!

In the evening did ten more Serie A sbcs, leaving just the mainly silver teams and a couple of the big Ligue 1 ones. Almost every player was discard during the pack opening madness. Opened one of the packs and got a walkout, Oblak, so hopefully some more decent pulls later when I've cleared my tradepile, probably using them in marquee matchups.
Title: Re: FIFA 18
Post by: TWS001 on January 26, 2018, 08:08:16 am
Not posted much at all recently but this game seriously now is just at an all time low. Never really been one for the handicap/momentum stuff, until last year where at times it was blatently obvious that stuff was going on. Always thought that sliders were being changed ingame, but the way it works this year is a complete joke. God forbid you go a couple of goals up. The way your players struggle to turn, have awful touches, cannot play a two yard pass, it's just so blatent. Completely outplay someone and suddenly their goalkeeper turns into an unbeatable wall. Then suddenly together with the way your players turn so sluggish, as a Bergkamp is hit by the sliders and turned into a slow 60 rated League 2 player and every opponent suddenly has the ability to intercept every ball and kill it stone dead so that it is glued to his foot. It's just absolutely pathetic. And when this is happening you know that one shot, however bad on your goal will be a goal. Doesn't matter if it's straight at him, he'll find a way to save it with one hand and bat it into the goal with the other. And after watching the opposing keeper pulling off point blank miracle saves when the ball has already gone past him. Just no. They've gone so far overboard with that sort of stuff this year that it's absolutely laughable. It's like playing bloody Mario Kart where if you go in front then suddenly you get overtaken even when going at full speed. The game in my eyes has become a flat out joke this year. It is absolutely pathetic how this mess is going to be showcased as an esport in Barcelona this weekend. It has become even more about abusing mechanics and luck in matches between similar standard players. There is just no point in buying expensive players if the game is going to cut them down to a taxi driver in the park on a Sunday morning type levels whilst your opponents shitty Premier League side get boosted to keep people from getting constantly beaten and keep the cash coming to EA 's pockets. The game is a shambles right now.

On Monday I decided to chuck in 11 duplicates o off my trade pile and do a TOTW upgrade pack and submitted it with less than 2 minutes to spare. Got TIF Son! A couple of hours later, I got the free pack for playing 20 games, the first pack since the Son pack and got Kante! Decided to open some 400 coin bronze packs. Third one of those I somehow managed to get the silver IF Brazillian LW. Not bad luck! But what's the point?
Have won the dkt , battling through the BS this week so have qualified for the Weekend League, but would rather slit my wrists than play that. 
Title: Re: FIFA 18
Post by: TWS001 on January 26, 2018, 08:41:43 am
May have lost the plot there a little! But the days of FUT12 and 13 and the bronzes we would have fun with and even the gold cup teams I used to make after they killed bronzes, are long gone. Now we just have a mess. It's sad and I try and have fun with random IF's and systems, and I want to play a football game. The game is so good until you actually hit what should be the most important part, the gameplay!
Literally everyone (or at least 9 out of 10) playing exactly the same way, 41212(2) with driven passes to the front three and one two passes, normally with all other 8 camped in their own half , just make it so tedious to play as well. They need to make major changes to team building as well. The chemistry system is basically dead. There's no point to it in it's current state. Everyone just starts with a 4321 and pauses at kick off to get two fast wingers that end up more effective than strikers. It's just stupid now. There's no such thing as a nice hybrid anymore. If you do see one it has Bakayoko at striker and Rashford at CDM and a first minute pause. Creative team building is completely dead.
Game is completely dead now and so many people I've played against and am friends with through Fifa barely play anymore. We haven't even played clubs since the first week, although there have been days worth of Fortnite squad sessions which has completely overtaken Fifa now.
Title: Re: FIFA 18
Post by: TWS001 on February 03, 2018, 03:49:26 am
Went into the maximum 80 rated tournament on Tuesday evening. Lost in the first round first go, and won the whole thing second go. In the five games I saw one player rated below 80! No prizes for guessing that it was Musa. All five games were against Premier League teams. All had Bakayoko, Martial, Gabriel Jesus and co. So so bored of these every game.
The first attempt, I was 4-2 up with 4 minutes left, but the standard BS took over, tackle after tackle bouncing to opponents, followed by Jesus running straight through tackles and retackling the ball back. From kick off, my players were unable to move, pass or do anything, and a few more bounces from tackles and it was 4-4. The penalties were just as bad. Diving the right way and spooning it into your own goal. You just have to laugh. Almost switched off, but walked it second go. So nice beating these idiots and making them rage quit with their stupid bland teams with goals by Danny Hylton, Luke Berry, Kumar Roofe and Iborra! The other team was lead by a strike force of IF Locadia and IF Labyad, with Kluiverts son and the worst player I've used on Fifa 18, Jorrit Hendrix include in the four man midfield!
Also played a few seasons games this week and have now reached Division 3, with a comfortable rage quit win after two absolutely ridiculous goals by Bergkamp winning the only game played in there so far.

Last night I had my first clear out for ages. Sold a few discard IF and cheaper IF's that I'd paid no more than 20k for. Was getting between 45 and 55k for the likes of Thauvin who I packed, Parejo, and Bertrand Traore who I bought for 10k and sold for 46k! Also some Spanish guy I bought for less than 10k, who's NIF is a silver went for almost 40k. Also cleared a lot of higher rated NIF's I'd packed over the months like Ozil, Oblak, Benzema, Keylor Navas, Azpilicueta, Cech. End result is I have more than enough to pick up an Icon striker to play alongside Bergkamp in my 442. Have a few in mind, but will have a look later........
May even take them into the weekend league........

Somehow I managed to get Bronze 3 monthly rewards with a huge 3 wins in January! Got myself a red 74 rated card for my troubles!
Title: Re: FIFA 18
Post by: TWS001 on March 11, 2018, 12:18:02 am
I'm barely playing the game. The past couple of weeks, all I've really done is marquee matchups and a season or so in divisions scoring or assisting with the players that complete the weekly objectives. Just to get a crappy two player pack each time. I've basically reached the point I would normally reach in mid September whilst waiting for the next game to release! But just six months early. Game is dead.

Also good to see EA on top form yesterday. They put the group SBCs for the Player of the Month, giving some people enough time to do one or two of them, only to take it down and put up a new set this robbing a loaf of people of expensive high rated cards and a load of special Salah cards that you have to exchange. A lot of unhappy people 500k out of pocket.

I'm mostly playing Fortnite. **** Fifa.
Title: Re: FIFA 18
Post by: gladiatorrrrrr on March 13, 2018, 04:44:15 am
Yeah fifa is also dead for me. At least FUT. I think they have now released more special cards than normal ones . I still think the upgrades are a hoax since they barely can make a normal football game. Let alone do something sophisticated as upgrading certain individual elements.

I am waiting for Far Cry 5....in the meantime enjoying Horizon Zero Dawn.....

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Title: Re: FIFA 18
Post by: gladiatorrrrrr on March 24, 2018, 11:11:54 pm
So. My club has been deleted by EA....the youngest transfered some coins to his own account and I get deleted.

#endofFUT
#endofbuyingEAgames

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Title: Re: FIFA 18
Post by: TheBaldyBuddha on March 26, 2018, 10:10:22 am
wow a new low for them, thought it was a coin wipe
Title: Re: FIFA 18
Post by: gladiatorrrrrr on March 27, 2018, 02:41:12 am
Nope . I have send them an email with a request to reconsider as:
- this is pretty harsh for a first time offending
- they could see that I bought fifapoints on this account
- my club exists since 2011 so no coin trader
- they could check that it is in the same ip range so a family affair

Strange that the receiver is not punished...

Let's see what happens..

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Title: Re: FIFA 18
Post by: gladiatorrrrrr on March 28, 2018, 12:02:38 am
It is final. They have removed my FUT club. Despite all my arguments.

On the other hand EA made a decision for me: end of FIFA. No more scripting, no more lag, no irritation, no more crazy amount of cards.....not gonna miss it


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Title: Re: FIFA 18
Post by: Kiwi on April 01, 2018, 05:04:54 pm
Ouch Glad!

Gotta hurt and probably if I was in your shoes, be pi$$ed off, then relieved too - not to have to deal with that.
Title: Re: FIFA 18
Post by: TWS001 on April 02, 2018, 10:55:16 pm
Been playing very little. Mainly just completing weekly objectives for very little reward, apart from getting Van Persie and Schweinsteiger birthday cards. Also picked up the Kaka card with stuff in my club and he is very good. Managed to get up to Division 2 in the few matches I've played in the past month, not even touched the daily knockout, although will do this week to complete the weekly objective. The one game I played in Division 2 I managed to unlock the Getting Dizzy trophy at last which was nice.

In the past week and a half I've managed to take my coin balance from 30k to over 1.1 million. Sold a load of 83 plus rated player due to their inflated prices, managed to make a good whack on an 85 Robert Pires I bought for 260k or so and sold for 350k when the prices got boost by the icon Ronaldo SBC. Also have sold my hundred of squad fitnesses I've collected since the game came out. They were seemingly going for the highest prices yet this weekend (instantly selling for 1.1k). Still have almost 20 pages of Informs so selling a big whack of them is probably next and have a load of coins for TOTS as usual. Whether I buy TOTS cards or more icons, I've yet to decide.

Gameplay is so bad though, it doesn't really matter what I do. Won't play many matches anyway.
Title: Re: FIFA 18
Post by: gladiatorrrrrr on June 27, 2018, 05:27:12 am
Anyone still playing FIFA?

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Title: Re: FIFA 18
Post by: Nophut on June 29, 2018, 05:43:24 pm
Yes, I am.

I had completely stopped playing, but the market crash at the launch of FIFA World Cup re-kindled my interest.. as I was lucky enough to have a small pile of coins laying around.
Title: Re: FIFA 18
Post by: TWS001 on June 29, 2018, 10:39:03 pm
I've played very little in the past few months. Played a couple of games the other day which is more than I've played in a long time but don't really have any urge to play it.
Did splash out on the day of the huge crash when the WC mode came out, bought two ridiculous teams but still didn't help. Literally nobody off the forums that I know play it anymore. Everyone has stopped!
I have been doing SBC's for all the special players they did.

Been playing a lot of Fortnite and Football Manager 2018, but FIFA is getting dusty! I guess I'll pick up 19 when it comes out, but not got any high hopes of it being any good.
Title: Re: FIFA 18
Post by: Nophut on June 29, 2018, 10:55:11 pm
Well I would actually go as far as to say I am enjoying it at the moment.

Currently have assembled a 'better' team than I can normally even get close to, thanks to the WC crash.. so it's been interesting. 
Title: Re: FIFA 18
Post by: TWS001 on July 01, 2018, 12:35:41 am
I got a crazily stacked club, especially considering I haven't played Weekend League apart from one week since October, and at my highest amount, only had half of what I had gathered coin wise by TOTS last year. I have a very high number of the League and Nation SBC players but I don't know. I just don't want to play the game. When I do, I still want to mix in rarely used and/or lower rated players. Last week in one of the three games I played, Max Kruse completely destroyed a full La Liga 90 rated squad. In the other two I used full French teams to complete the six assists with French players weekly objective. In both games with that I won 5-0 both times. The team played like an absolute dream. But still I just don't really care anymore.
This morning I did this weeks Marquee Matchups from the players already in my club and duplicates on my trade pile. Packed one of the special World Cup boosted players, the Saudi guy from La Liga. In the past I would have been using him in some sort of team ASAP. This year I simply switched off and played Fortnite instead. Got two solo second places and then a squad win with two ex Fifa friends. Was intense with two crazy battles with people attacking from all sides and us somehow surviving. Fortnite and EA have killed Fifa 18 stone dead.
Title: Re: FIFA 18
Post by: gladiatorrrrrr on July 01, 2018, 09:46:33 pm
After EA deleted my club I haven't played anymore. Started with the WC mode but left that quickly for some oldskool FUT stuff. Bought the scream.card from perisic and moved from there. Got a serie a team now and play now and then

It is kind of enjoyable and that scares me....

Most of my gaming team goes into Dark Souls. Finished DS3 and I am now playing DS remastered....

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Title: Re: FIFA 18
Post by: UltimateSimmov2 on July 20, 2018, 04:15:16 am
Hi lads,

FIFA sucks.... its official.  Rarely stick it on.  WC mode sparked a week or so's interest, then tried the odd weekend league game and it almost made me vomit.

19 will, as per usual be purchased (base game only), but FUT needs to go some to make me spend a penny from now on.  Would love to try a RTG thing but I just don't have the patience, time or will to do it, so early pack luck will have to be astounding for me to hold a long term interest.  They have royally F**ked up with 18 and the user base, whilst still strong, has made it clear it has to be better.  If the pro's cant stomach it, they have to listen... right???

All these promos at the death of the game are stupid and I pity those that spend anything on them.  I mean what is the purpose?? What can you use them for??? Nothing.  No argument on the amount of content this year but seriously question the timing.  They should have a final FUT champs qualifying event late on to keep interest.  Also the game modes are really stale.  How buddha could stomach squad battles for as long as he did deserves an award.  No idea what they can do with this to liven it up in 19.  Champs was.... shocking.  The inconsistencies in the gameplay are enough to make you quit gaming, nevermind just FIFA.  Seasons.... needs a serious revamp.


For me Fortnite, as a free game, has in a short time eclipsed any enjoyment ever that ive had with FUT (including packing Pele in 17).  So much fun and great communication and freshness on a week to week basis.


Hope you are all well

Simmo
Title: Re: FIFA 18
Post by: gladiatorrrrrr on August 13, 2018, 11:00:09 pm
I am afraid that 19 will not be better, why should they? Now PES has lost the CL, it is hardly any competition anymore so no need to improve for EA. They will get all the $$ anyway

My FIFA gaming time will solely go into clubs. FUT is dead. Luckily BF5 and RDR2 are just around the corner.
Title: Re: FIFA 18
Post by: Nophut on August 13, 2018, 11:10:52 pm
It is ludicrous, the amount of 90+ rated players flooding the game now.. the prices are rock bottom and makes having TOTS players an irrelevance.

It's sad really, what they have done to the game. 

Still playing it, as I actually enjoy the gameplay for the mostpart.. but the market is a farce.
Title: Re: FIFA 18
Post by: gladiatorrrrrr on August 14, 2018, 01:41:44 am
I think there are more special than regular cards....it is crazy.....

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Title: Re: FIFA 18
Post by: TWS001 on August 15, 2018, 05:37:08 am
I'm 50/50 if I even get Fifa 19. The game is just a farce now. From what I've seen, they are taking out the dkt altogether and it's another league setup to qualify. I've not played an online match for absolutely ages and have no wish to do so.

Playing Fortnite and Football Manager 18 mostly now.
Title: Re: FIFA 18
Post by: UltimateSimmov2 on August 15, 2018, 04:10:34 pm
Ok lads....

I've had the pleasure (hahaha) of getting an invite for the fut 19 beta which I have been playing since Friday.  Much like last year they are giving free coins and FIFA points on a day to day basis, which is so very kind of them

First impressions... new lick of paint and relatively the same game engine and gameplay.  The gameplay is all likely to change in the full release like last year as they did last year with the revert back to fut 17 patch 1.

Likes
It's football  ;D

New formations - 424, 4132, 441(2) plus a couple others I can't remember

Time - it's shows past 90 mins  :o

Dislikes
Pack animation - very minimalistic and a downgrade from 18
Dealing with new cards. It's like a 3 tier screen. New items in the middle, transfer list on top and quick sell bottom. Use the right stick to send items up or down. RT to keep what's left. Only good thing is getting a 2nd confirm that you want to quick sell just so you don't screw up. IMO something which didn't need changing.

Card design - nothing looks good

Searching in squad - no option to search from low to high. Might come back in full game

Division rivals - replacing DKT for WL qualification. Initially Complete 4 games to get your skill rating which determines your starting division and point multiplier for WL points. Once there you play games to get skill points to determine your rank (1-4) which determines your weekly rewards (packs/coins or WL points). In the beta you need 100 WL points or finish rank 1 or 2 to get qualification.. I think, so no tables but has the same premise. No idea if there is a limited number of games you can play to achieve rank or points. If it is limited then you are stuck with no online game mode to play for the rest of the time until the new cycle begins  :o

Gameplay -
slower again than 18, but any positive improvements I'll hold judgement on until I've played the full release as last years beta was far better than the full game. 
Goal kicks. Now done by more accurate stick movement but very difficult to judge the distance to kick unless passing to the CB.
Timed shooting. Put in, I assume, to show why we always hit the bar/post from 3 yards out in a manic situation. I think this isn't a new innovation, but now shows a visual 'aid' as to why our shooting is crap.
All the bad in 18. Yup, it's still there. That handicap/scripted feel to games where no matter what you do, you ain't winning. Wonder keepers. slo-mo feels to certain games. They score everything/ we score nothing

In summary for me, it's just not worth it, however I love football so I'll get it. I am likely to not spend anywhere near as much time with it as any previous one though. What do we do though, there is no alternative. I think I have another 8 days before it ends so I'll report back if I find anything else

Simmo
Title: Re: FIFA 18
Post by: Nophut on August 16, 2018, 02:39:31 am
Thanks for the info.

I never get it until xmas normally anyhoo... so I always have a good 3 months of feedback to go on before deciding whether to buy. 

However, I'll buy it.  I know I will.
Like you said... there is no alternative.

Monopolies commission really ought to poke their noses in...
Title: Re: FIFA 18
Post by: gladiatorrrrrr on August 16, 2018, 02:51:32 am
Thanks Simmo! Great info!

Are placed shots still OP?

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Title: Re: FIFA 18
Post by: UltimateSimmov2 on August 16, 2018, 03:23:28 am
Thanks Simmo! Great info!

Are placed shots still OP?

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Finesse hasn't changed at all, other than you now have to time it right, power wise.

Low driven shots are now both shoulder buttons down while shooting.

Shielding is necessary but a hard one to get right for any game. It's so OP and if done right, undefendable.

As I said all the things we hate are all still there
Title: Re: FIFA 18
Post by: UltimateSimmov2 on August 16, 2018, 07:50:37 am
Just played the PES19 demo whilst waiting for the beta to update....

As bad as FIFA is right now, pes is about 4-5 years behind. Reminds me of sensible soccer, but viewed from the side, except sensible soccer is better

Another year in the bargain bin for PES. I'm amazed they can keep churning out this crap when nobody buys it.
Title: Re: FIFA 18
Post by: UltimateSimmov2 on August 17, 2018, 03:53:23 am
Just played 4 games in the weekend league on the beta..... none lasted more than 20mins.

Total bullsh1t game.  I will be genuinely amazed if any of you guys like it. Passing is just horrible. I can't think of a worse iteration of FIFA. I'm gutted

The pros are going to have great fun playing this waste of space game.  EA will have to hire David copperfield to rehash this before release. 18 is light years better than this

Raging  >:( >:( >:( >:(
Title: Re: FIFA 18
Post by: UltimateSimmov2 on August 17, 2018, 04:58:44 am
Just put this in the FUT 19 Beta forum  ;D

Ok, like most people here I have played the FIFA franchise all the way back to the beginning, through multiple console variants and finally on XBOX ONE X and FUT since 2012.  I;m 40+ so this is not some kid sparking one off.
 
All previous iterations of this game have had their merits, but none grabbed me like FUT.  Almost to an addiction point.
 
FUT 18 was the turning point.  The amount of unexplainable things that went on in most games drove me to the point of controller smashing, rage, frustration and despair.  Not a good thing for a video game.  What disappointed me most about 18 was that when playing the beta and pre patch 1, I thought the game had made a massive jump forward in terms of realism.  Defending had been upgraded and separated those men from boys.... problem was, the boys complained, and complained, and complained and we got patch 1.  Game changer.  Bringing back pretty much everything back from 17 with a shiny new look.  Disappointing.
 
Towards the end of 18, I have a 94 rated team (probably the best I've ever had in any FUT), but still do not enjoy playing it.  Every game mode plays differently.  Every match with a different feel.  Hats off to the pros for doing what they do, knocking up 40 wins every weekend.  Guess their connections must be ace
 
Anyways, going into 19 was the least I have looked forward to ever playing FUT.  I was surprised to get the invite for the beta, and my interest perked up.  Downloaded, installed, and away we go.  I'm 8 days into the beta, and must say, with total devastation, EA has ruined what good aspects to the gameplay there was and managed to make all the things which were bad, worse.
 
I love football, but even I, who has not played PES since PS2 days, even resorted to downloading the 19 demo.  Typically, it was crap, but better than FUT19.  That takes a lot for me to say....
 
I hope that EA sees this and can take some action.  The game is just no fun at all.
 
Major issues -
Speed is far too slow - Imagine this when we have servers which are being massively loaded
First touch - 9 times out of 10 the ball bounces a good 10-15 feet away from the player.  Totally unrealistic
Goal Kicks - Very little or no control using the stick.  Wasn't broken in 18, didn't need touching
Timed Shooting - For me, although billed as a new feature, I think its something that has always been there, just not visible, and now you can see why you might hit the post from 3 yards with an open net.  Pointless feature
Passing - What have you done EA ??? Feels totally random who the ball goes to and generally not in the direction you are pointing the stick.  Number of times a man in acres of space out wide.  A tidy strong pass will see him in, but no, it picks out the striker whos marked by 3 defenders and because it has been hit strong, the first touch kicks in and sends the opposition off on a counter attack. 
 
Other issues -
Pack animation - No idea who though that sticking a massive Ultimate Team behind the card was a good idea.  Looks very budget.  No feel of excitement
Card design - 18 was lazy from 17.  19 are just bland.  Golds look like bronzes
Dealing with cards - Wasn't broke, didn't need fixing
Sorting cards - no sort from low to high (in the beta anyways).  If not back in, queue the endless page scrolls to get to your untradeables
Players not playing to their stats - I have Salah and Mane.  Salah, one of the quickest players IRL and quicker than Mane in game, sets off like a 3 legged tortoise

There are other things which others, I'm sure have mentioned.  Maybes next year, get more opinionated guys, who play this game day in day out for some advice because whomever has said this is good shouldn't be playing video games let alone giving advice on it


The state of this game EA..... you should be ashamed

PS.  Cant wait to see what the pro's make of this
Title: Re: FIFA 18
Post by: gladiatorrrrrr on August 20, 2018, 08:40:28 pm
oh dear oh dear

well this is FUT related I presume, especially online. Clubs and Career are fine?!?  :P

or not...... :o
Title: Re: FIFA 18
Post by: UltimateSimmov2 on August 21, 2018, 03:49:13 pm
Yup. Just fut online.  Everything bad in 18 is in with a few more bad thrown in for a laugh. Add in the usual servers at max every day and you'll not find a worse gaming experience anywhere.

Pace is king. Mad, unexplainable 'momentum' swings during games, kick off goals and wonder keepers all bring the fun to the game  ;D
Title: Re: FIFA 18
Post by: TWS001 on August 25, 2018, 08:43:12 am
Had a random draft token in my club, which I decided to give a go with on Wednesday for my first games online in a very long time. First game, completely in control, after going 1-0 up after a few minutes but just couldn't score again. Typically concede after 70 odd minutes but score again straight away and win 2-1.
Second match is the last match I will play on Fifa 18. Was winning 2-1 in the 90th minute. The 2 added minutes went on for ages. Eventually in make a two yard pas straight to my full back who randomly slide tackles without mr pressing anything so that he completely misses the ball. From that my keeper ends up diving out the way of a soft header that my daughter would have saved. End up losing on penalties after my keepers arms glitch backwards to let the winning penalty in. That's me done and with what has been written previous and what I have heard elsewhere, that could be me done with Fifa for a very long time. Game is an utter joke.
Having way more fun on Fortnite and on my 8th season of an FM18 save which are both way more fun than FIFA. That could be me done.
Title: Re: FIFA 18
Post by: Kiwi on September 03, 2018, 07:03:25 pm
Well, well ... thought this place had died completely! My apologies for only popping my head in until now.

@Simmo ... I did find your post interesting, as of course Kurt has ripped into this in a big way - pretty sure most would have seen his video/(s) by now.

@TWS ... "Game is an utter joke". Indeed & truer words have never been spoken!!!

As much as I am wholeheartedly addicted to FUT, this weekend did it for me. On Saturday I 'had an incident' ... bunch of things were going wrong, but the final straw was a simple throw-in where I flicked to Gullit 15m in with no-one around him. As I hit the A button, it changed me to Ronaldinho who had a player marking him ... and 4/5 passes later - me desperately trying to change players - my opponent scores. I lost it ... !

So, I closed the game, uninstalled it, cancelled my '19 pre-order, removed my credit card details, and then today decided not to renew my EA Access. I was going to test '19 with the early access, but decided against that. Need to kick this habit once & for all.

Now, I do spend big on this game - something that I've done for many years as I literally don't have any other vices. EA has done a superb job, especially reading the cr@p reviews on '19 as well, to make sure I keep my money & cards in my wallet. Thank you very much EA!
Title: Re: FIFA 18
Post by: gladiatorrrrrr on September 04, 2018, 03:19:16 am
That is harsh Kiwi!

I still have it in pre-order. Will play pro clubs with the lads and will hardly touch any other mode. I have played FIFA19 on the GamesCom in Cologne. Although only 3 matches you instantly saw the gameflaws. The a.i. of the keeper is a compleye joke, heading was pretty OP. But that was also due to the complete stupid keepers. Passing was difficult which is not so bad. I actually like it that you cannot give an accurate pass while not in passing position.

Anyway, I am looking forward to RDR2 and later BFV..


But miss the old days....

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Title: Re: FIFA 18
Post by: Kiwi on September 04, 2018, 05:40:46 am
Yeah Glad ... I agree that there are some things that should not be easy! I played the PES demo and struggled and barely got a shot on target in the first few games - which I enjoyed actually! The constant 10+ goals/game in FUT, is stupendous! Unfortunately PES has a huge gap to fill, to be able to compete with FIFA.

Also, on this side of the planet the player base on Xbox is dwindling. Sure, the end of '18 makes it worse, but even in the first few months of the Weekend League, I was playing an opponent 3 times/weekend - easily. If there were numbers like in Europe/US, then I'd consider an RTG-type process, spending no FP & enjoying that more.

I had considered switching to PS as the reports are 4:1 over Xbox, but I just can't justify spending more money with EA ...

Just for reference, I have a full icon team (9/11 are Primes), plenty high-rated/value TOTS, pulled TOTY DDG who was 100-odd games short of 2,000 appearances, pulled "mid" Rio Ferdinand who played over 2,000 games ... and I now feel completely empty when playing a game where my Icon players are scuffing passes, missing sitters, etc.

Connection trumps skill in this game, and it really pi$$es me off.

Title: Re: FIFA 18
Post by: Nemesis097 on September 04, 2018, 10:12:52 pm

Card design - 18 was lazy from 17.  19 are just bland.  Golds look like bronzes


I feel like the card design thing (golds looking like bronze players) is deliberate to push people into wanting to upgrade as EA knows there is ocd about the way teams look. Just another trick.
Title: Re: FIFA 18
Post by: TWS001 on September 05, 2018, 06:51:52 pm
I don't even own Fifa 18 any more. Gave it away for free!
At present, EA is revealing icons every hour. What is the point? 90% of them will be irrelevant within weeks when a SIF Son or some random NIF with gamebreaking stats outperforms them. It is absolutely ridiculous how badly EA have lost their way with FIFA.
Title: Re: FIFA 18
Post by: gladiatorrrrrr on September 09, 2018, 06:24:16 am
To add. I have played fifa13 last week. Teams and players still had normal stats. Barca 4.5 star team. And gameplay was pretty much okay.

Did you buy PES19 Kiwi?

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Title: Re: FIFA 18
Post by: Kiwi on September 09, 2018, 12:10:49 pm
To add. I have played fifa13 last week. Teams and players still had normal stats. Barca 4.5 star team. And gameplay was pretty much okay.

Did you buy PES19 Kiwi?

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Hey Glad ... Nope, not bought it yet. Read good things - especially about game play, but the MyClub seems a bit confusing.
Title: Re: FIFA 18
Post by: gladiatorrrrrr on September 10, 2018, 02:00:37 am
Never seen MyClub so cannot judge. Played the game a couple of times and it does feel good to me

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Title: Re: FIFA 18
Post by: TWS001 on September 11, 2018, 12:09:42 am
From what I've seen so far the game looks like FIFA 15 zigzag pace trash. Got a feeling this will be the year that the game bombs big time. Once the exploits become known and weekend league comes it could be horrendous. Could easily see this year as being the one that I lose interest. But we shall see.....

This is what I wrote last year at the start of Fifa 18. And what I wrote pretty much sums up Fifa 18!
Still not pre ordered and with my PS4 being pretty much broken and unable to play games off discs because it just goes mental and randomly ejects them, often turning itself on in the middle of the night to do so, I'd be looking at 60 to download the Standard Edition. Have thought about PES but not sure I can be bothered to learn how to play it.
Title: Re: FIFA 18
Post by: Kiwi on September 11, 2018, 06:19:33 pm
Well, from the info/posts that I've seen, PES is more a football sim than arcade game. Things like passing blindly, specifically one touch stuff - easy to do in FIFA - is not so easy with PES, unless you have higher vision stats (or skill/trait).

This will make things appear clunky at first, given we're so tuned into FIFA being smooth. I think some will be turned off by this, but I believe if you persist, you'll get better.

In the MyClub bit, it seems like there are pro's (easier to get better players) and of course negatives (market is non-existent). Levelling up players - taking some 64-rated player with a potential of 77-84 - seems like fun.

I may get it this weekend and see how I go. There is of course the major issue that once FIFA releases, the player pool will move over which is to be expected. However, I was planning on getting it on PS which hopefully will mean a bigger player pool regardless.
Title: Re: FIFA 18
Post by: gladiatorrrrrr on September 12, 2018, 03:15:35 am
I did pre-order fifa19 for clubs. Might get PES2019 for individual play. If you buy it, tell us how it is.

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Title: Re: FIFA 18
Post by: Kiwi on September 13, 2018, 06:12:39 am
Will probably buy today, Glad.

They linked this from the forum - http://pesdb.net/pes2019/?overall_rating=40-84&sort=overall_at_max_level - pretty great that you can build up players. Exceeds FUT massively IMO.
Title: Re: FIFA 18
Post by: TWS001 on September 14, 2018, 05:59:45 am
I don't normally download the demo and haven't for a good few years, but downloaded it this time and played one game. It was ok, but of course I'm not reading anything into it as offline vs the AI is a million miles from an online FUT game!

Also decided to download the free PES 18 game. Played half a game on exhibition mode in that but the game is still downloading and it won't let you alter controls until the whole thing downloads so I was constantly shooting instead of crossing and hitting lobbed passes when I tried to shoot! Also had no idea what sprint was and using the FIFA button made defenders sort of jockey so will wait until later to attempt to play.
Title: Re: FIFA 18
Post by: Kiwi on September 16, 2018, 07:24:52 pm
Bought PES on Thursday and only really got into myClub on Friday.

Summary of what happened:
Between the kid and I, we spent approximately $100 buying myClub Points (let's abbreviate it to MC)
You buy Agents - some 100 MC & others 250.
Pulled "Black Ball players" - the best in the game - this was my list ... Neymar, Courtois, Bonucci, Benatia & Florenzi.
Kid got home and he opened a bunch ... his black ball players were Ederson, Alisson, Thiago Silva, Cavani ... and Messi.
Got a few youngsters too, that will become super stars (black ball players) once they gain experience - through playing matches with them, or converting other "not used" players to "EXP Trainers", and using them on the better cards ... this is a huge improvement over FUT, as you can take a De Ligt, Sessegnon, Frenkie De Jong, Aouar ... and turn them into 88+ rated players.
There was a few special players released (like IF's) for the Palmeiras vs Vasco Da Gama game. These cost 100 each and ended up doing all 6 - Got 3 really good cards (the best) and had a duplicate of the CB ... which I then turned the dupe into an EXP trainer and used him to upgrade the first one. Essentially took an 84-rated special CB, and he's now 87-rated!
Also bought a few managers (with myClub points) as they are key (play style + formation) - way more important than the simplicity of using managers in FUT.
Played co-op with the kid vs AI ... heaps of fun!!! Back to UT '16 days and very, very enjoyable. For now, the AI has been ok - one drawback is the stupid back & forth passing between fullback & winger, as the AI loves to cross. Only happened a few times - like a glitch where the AI is stuck. Only played up to Professional level too, which wasn't easy to beat.

My overall thoughts ...
The "player reveal" is sensational when compared to FUT.
There is a great balance between the In-Game and Football Management aspects.
The in-game play is actually great! None of these 7-5 games as in FUT. Game play is slow, purposeful, and you need to "play it" - way more of a football sim than the arcade game of UT. Kid downloaded the FIFA '19 Demo ... played one half - way too manic & switched it off.
It is NOT a simple transition ... even in '18 again, I could dominate Div 1 every single season when playing with the "awesome" team. I haven't won an online game in 3/4 attempts. The kid has lost a similar amount!
Of course the biggest threat is the lack of players once FUT is out. Those damn SBC's are quite addictive & some of the new Icons are certainly appealing - Cruyff would be amazing!
The other thing is that it's P2P so one of my games (losses) was laggy as hell - unplayable. Dropped the controller as there is no quit option!
But ... the reality of FUT is I would have to grind away at the game - playing the likes of Weekend League for coins & packs, consider spending heaps of time trading, or worst ... spend plenty of $$$ on it! What we have achieved in PES for that $100 (NZD = ~US$65) ... approx 8,000 FP ... is mind-blowing when comparing to FUT.

Probably a bunch of things I've missed, but overall it's really good. If you have the patience and probably prepared to play offline at times, then it'll be great. I guess the player pool will be better in Europe so you guys have the advantage there.
Title: Re: FIFA 18
Post by: gladiatorrrrrr on September 18, 2018, 06:32:27 am
Thanks kiwi for this great review. Sounds like a good game. And clubs is interesting. Will probably buy it too

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Title: Re: FIFA 18
Post by: Kiwi on September 19, 2018, 05:14:41 am
Glad, after a few more days, I'm convinced that PES is as close to a football sim as we'll get - it truly is fantastic game.

But ...

... that being said, for me online play is very important. Unfortunately on this side of the world, the # of opponents is limited. That, with the fact that connections are P2P and who knows where my opponent actually are, makes it a pretty bad online experience. Searching for games can take a few minutes already ... and FIFA 19 hasn't been released as yet so how will the number of online players drop.

Had a few games of unbearable lag & you can't quit a game - dropped the controller & the guy scored 12 :D
Title: Re: FIFA 18
Post by: gladiatorrrrrr on September 20, 2018, 01:59:23 am
Shame. Connection is less of an issue on this side of the world. It is just: will I buy two footys?

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Title: Re: FIFA 18
Post by: gladiatorrrrrr on September 20, 2018, 03:15:31 am
Are u playing in ps or xbox?

Another question: did you upgrade the names?

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Title: Re: FIFA 18
Post by: TWS001 on September 21, 2018, 05:09:02 am
I played on PES18 for one evening. Is was ok, but nothing to make me really want to load it up again. Packed Alaba in one of the few packs I opened, but wasn't really sure what I was doing. Think I had over 60% possession in every game. Seemed easy to keep hold of the ball in the opponents half.
Deleted it, and nothing to make me want to try PES19. It wasn't a bad game, but I just had no desire to play it again.

Still haven't pre ordered Fifa. Still 50/50 if I'll get it. Opened my packs on the web app and and best I got was an 81 rated player. Smolov. From what I've seen it's the same old tired stuff in a different skin, just as it usually is. Only this year it's following on from 18, which has been the worst game in a long time, probably worse than Fifa 13! I think 18 has killed my addiction to this game........
Title: Re: FIFA 18
Post by: gladiatorrrrrr on September 21, 2018, 05:54:41 am
Well I packed Stones and Sanchez
( why is he 84 rated...just because he plays with spurs?).

But I feel no urge to do anything with them.



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Title: Re: FIFA 18
Post by: UltimateSimmov2 on September 22, 2018, 06:29:43 am
Gents.

Ea access trial done. I'm keeping final judgement until we have full server loads, but.... it seems EA might have actually listened to some feedback for once. Totally different feel to the game than the beta and has been fun. Some really wierd bounces of the ball at times and near post corners are still there to abuse, but a more rewarding experience when you win. Not many landslide wins. Tight games as the AI defending is a little too OP.

I'm worried it's suckering me in, then it'll al change with a patch or server overload.

I'm confused  ???
Title: Re: FIFA 18
Post by: Kiwi on September 24, 2018, 08:43:04 am
Are u playing in ps or xbox?

Another question: did you upgrade the names?

Hey Glad. Yep, on PS so upgraded the names - I've got a quick guide if you want that. Does make it heaps better!

Decided PS for that reason and that the general thought is 4:1 PS vs XB players. But even still, was matching with people all over & unfortunately it's not an enjoyable exercise.
Title: Re: FIFA 18
Post by: Kiwi on September 24, 2018, 08:48:47 am
Gents.

Ea access trial done. I'm keeping final judgement until we have full server loads, but.... it seems EA might have actually listened to some feedback for once. Totally different feel to the game than the beta and has been fun. Some really wierd bounces of the ball at times and near post corners are still there to abuse, but a more rewarding experience when you win. Not many landslide wins. Tight games as the AI defending is a little too OP.

I'm worried it's suckering me in, then it'll al change with a patch or server overload.

I'm confused  ???

Yeah Simmo - am a bit excited based on some reviews. Think the whole pace thing is great, but like you say, a patch could ruin this all.

Overall, I think it's best that the number of 10+ goals-a-game will be rarely seen. That killed it for me.
Title: Re: FIFA 18
Post by: gladiatorrrrrr on September 26, 2018, 09:26:33 pm
I will start playing this Friday and hopefully they don't patch....... ;D