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Title: FUT Champions 2018
Post by: TWS001 on October 07, 2017, 10:20:04 am
So how's everyone doing?

It's horrible for me. Currently 4-6. Would snatch your hand off if you offered me Gold 3 right now!
Didn't think it possible, but it's even worse than last year. This new patch has brought back PTB again. So much more viable with the changes. Long shots worse, AI defenders stronger again, keepers able to turn out Butlandesque performances. Every team is pure pace and attempting to attack with just three players with everyone else defending. Through ball and 180 degree passes are still stupidly OP so they will normally score somehow.

The absolute worst thing is the amount of goals scored straight from kick off. I'm not talking about zigzagging straight through. It just seems that 80% of the time, the side kicking off can pass about and with the way that the AI of both teams act, create a clear scoring chance. This was glaringly obvious last year, but is just a joke this year, even worse.  At least one or two goals straight from kick off every game.

I had an unfortunate start as well. First game was in extra time and my Playstation just decides to eject the disc, causing the game to crash. The thing turned itself on in the middle of the night doing this as well. It's a well known problem due to an over sensitive eject button. On the advise of a Pro clubs team mate, i gave the console a massive clean and have raised it by propping it up with DVD boxes so that the eject button has a couple of centremetres of nothing between it and the table.

Hopefully tomorrow goes better, although it normally takes me a couple of months at least to be able to win more than I lose so as I say, would love to somehow make Gold 3.
Title: Re: FUT Champions 2018
Post by: Kiwi on October 07, 2017, 11:32:24 am
Probably as frustrated as you mate! Think I was 2-3 last night when I turned it off in the next game. Was tilted pretty quickly though and decided I'd had enough.

Not sure how it'll go today ... trepidation ... ::)
Title: Re: FUT Champions 2018
Post by: Kiwi on October 07, 2017, 08:44:56 pm
Yep ... afternoon session - should have avoided it. Losing to 3 shots on target = 3 goals, of course.

Switched off the console at 3-7 and had some family time.

Night session finished - around 10:30 PM now) - 10-10. Goals galore - of course! Pjanic with 3 goals and 4 assists in the last 2 games (6-2 win and 5-1 RQ in 70th min); Mbappe with 5 goals & 3 assists. Games like that make it easier, but there are some that stresses one out - struggling to manage with the utter BS.

What's new, hey?!?!
Title: Re: FUT Champions 2018
Post by: TWS001 on October 07, 2017, 11:28:29 pm
I unluckily lost my first game this morning, but won the next three, every one of them against the front three of Izquierdo - Musa - Walcott. All easy games against three equally clueless opponents. That puts me 7-7. Will see how it continues this evening.......
Title: Re: FUT Champions 2018
Post by: TWS001 on October 08, 2017, 05:15:01 am
Played two more this afternoon and have moved on to five straight wins, putting me at 9-7.
Title: Re: FUT Champions 2018
Post by: Kiwi on October 08, 2017, 07:12:10 pm
Good job.

Me - Got to 14 wins from 24 - the kid winning the last 2. Then quit 6 games in a row throughout the morning/afternoon. Yep - 6. Could.Not. Be. Arsed.
Title: Re: FUT Champions 2018
Post by: Kiwi on October 08, 2017, 07:16:02 pm
Make that 7.

The player switching and defenders committing to a specific path when the opponent is attacking, is simply nuts. This means that pure pace = victory now. I'm not sure why your player is full on committed to e.g. a bouncing ball which you just know he's not going to have a snowball's hope in hell of getting.
Title: Re: FUT Champions 2018
Post by: Kiwi on October 08, 2017, 07:17:15 pm
Great ... next game is Martial - Son - Sterling front line ...
Title: Re: FUT Champions 2018
Post by: TWS001 on October 08, 2017, 09:59:58 pm
It's been pretty dreadful stuff. I'm at 16-16 so should make Gold 3 but the state of the games of so bad.

All games are basically the same. Opponent just first time passes all the way forwards to his front three and then through ball. Doesn't matter where they're facing in relation to the pass. Any trash player can play a ball like that perfectly yet a player with 90 short passing messes up a 5 yard pass unpressured in a natural direction more often. Eventually three tackles in a row will bounce straight back to them somehow. Their keeper (normally Begovic) will make insane saves and you'll end up losing despite having the vast majority of play and four times more shots.

You'll battle to equalise and then the absolute shambolic mechanics after kick off will gift them a goal when they can pass around you unresponsive players. God forbid you make a tackle, because it'll put them in an even stronger position to score.

Refereeing has reached silly levels. Four times I've mistimed tackles in the box and not given away the most blatant penalty ever. You can get absolutely smashed but they give nothing. It's just madness. I'm picking up way less cards than last year because they call absolutely nothing at times.

The game is just inane mindless bullshit most of the time. If you get an opponent trying to play then as ever, it is very good, but the way the game allows people to play with little penalty and maximum reward is an utter joke. I don't see why people that play the same old nonsense need to have coins for an Icon Ronaldo or Ronaldinho or Henry or whatever. All they need is Izquierdo, Andre Gray and some other crap, and low driven it across the keeper after continuous spamming of through balls. Literally makes no difference at all.

I suppose the best way is just to try and play your game and it will probably become easier to stop over time. But when they play a hopeful, complete hit and hope, weak foot through ball from their CB and you are controlling the covering defender, but he refuses to move in any direction except slowly backwards as the ball rolls about 1 foot either side of him, and straight to an onrushing Musa to score and it just happens to be the 90th minute then I don't even know how EA get away with this year after year.

As ever it will be a constant battle to over come BS for the entire year, but with the boosts IF's are already getting, then by May, god knows how many random players will have cards that basically have 99 in every stat.

The game on release had promise, but a lot of stupid stuff that needed fixing. Now we just have a slight tweak on Fifa 17 and an equal, if not more, helping of BS. Same thing happens every year, only this year they've done it in record time.

Will be back tonight to somehow grind out two wins from 8 remaining games.
Title: Re: FUT Champions 2018
Post by: Kiwi on October 09, 2017, 06:38:11 am
"Any trash player can play a ball like that perfectly"
"Eventually three tackles in a row will bounce straight back to them"
"keeper will make insane saves"

... stopped quoting as I felt like the rest was like reading a recap of my WL story.

It's just crazy that these .... complete skill-less, dull, exploiting (or cheating - whatever), no doubt pimple-faced little morons ... can compete. For EA to implement such a competitive game mode - on a world stage for plenty $$$ - but yet allow the dimwitted individuals to have a better chance of winning due to exploitation ... that's what I cannot grasp and tilts me no end.

But ... the last quote is just so laughable ... "Will be back tonight". :D Oh well!
Title: Re: FUT Champions 2018
Post by: TheBaldyBuddha on October 09, 2017, 09:03:37 am
Jesus had thought about giving the WLQ a go this week but **** reading these makes me think why bother have played all of 2 games online and quit both, the game is an utter mess. thank god for SB's cause i would be returning the game otherwise.

Really enjoying it TBH have the 2 bog standard teams and am finishing E2/E3 with no issues, true the rewards are not as good but they are rewards all the same. Even been playing on a 2nd account (only to get transfer access as the lad running that BOT is building a new want to trial it)  which i have been using a liga NOS discard team play 12 games rotating and sell up and buy back got to G1 with 8 to play can't be arsed to do anymore now.

will start again tomorrow with a 3rd account stopping the 2nd as TF access achieved.
Title: Re: FUT Champions 2018
Post by: TWS001 on October 09, 2017, 10:53:38 am
Got to Gold 3 with 5 games to spare, but the motivation to play it any more was non existent. The state of the game now is probably the most broken they've ever allowed it to become. Well, maybe that's a bit unfair. They have a proper offline mode, sbc's updating regularly (although I'm being very selective over these at the moment. A lot of them are not worth the value of the players needed and with no rewards yet, my club is not flush with players yet), it's online gameplay where the problems are. We've had some awful stuff before such as the KSI kick off that we learnt to deal with for the most part, but this is different.
Literally everything that was bad last year is magnified, but now there through balls are just a joke. Probably over 80% of my games were spent dealing with the exact form of attack literally all game. And since the patch, the AI defending is back so park the bus is back also. There's been games where the opponents have a 50 yard gap between there attack and the other 8 players. When you try to play football against it, your midfield naturally push up, so its just a big no mans land in the middle of the pitch. You lose the ball, and it's an instant driven pass forward and one two through ball. The game has just turned into a complete joke.

Once games start being released in the run up to Christmas like CoD, I can see a lot of people leaving this unless they do something. This is going to be the year that they totally mess it up without doubt.

Last year, I believe that one person got 40-0 over both consoles. This year, there were 25 on PS4 hours ago. Apparently if you bring up the dashboard and go into a party, it disconnects the game without penalty. Works on both consoles. State of this game!
Title: Re: FUT Champions 2018
Post by: Kiwi on October 09, 2017, 12:28:29 pm
Yeah BB ... not the best of times.

I must get my head into the offline Squad Battles actually! Did a few and could see that it (AI) wasn't as bad as last year/previous editions.

... and Damn! Did not even know there was a glitch already. Just so typical though - not that EA 'allows' it, but that YT'ers are onto crap like this so easily. And yeah, blame EA too for simply allowing 180 deg driven passes/ through balls like that.
Title: Re: FUT Champions 2018
Post by: UltimateSimmov2 on October 09, 2017, 04:34:26 pm
Well gents.  My initial enjoyment of the game came to a shuddering halt with the advent of weekend league

Pre patch, great.  Shrug off the EA sponsored bull$hit and keep moving on.  Post patch, or as I like to call it, the 'EA script patch for those who are crap at the game so we'll give them a fighting chance patch' total revert back to FIFA 17. Why EA, why??

Anyways, weekend league.  Started off all positive and excited.  4-1 start.  Not bad, could this be the breakout year? Nah.  Quickly through the surge of brown stuff, back to level par (5-5).  Sick as F###

This became 7-10. Vomit inducing some of the absolute garbage of KO glitch, 45th + 10min goals and likewise 90th min.  It amazes me that no one at EA who plays this can not see the massive chunk of time that gets added onto the ends of halves and address it.

Back to my Alex Hunter..  I preceded, although playing well, to lose the next 9 on the spin.  Quite how my controller, Console or TV survived that run I'll never know.  Good job the kids were out too.  Surprised the neighbours didn't call the police.  the amount of colourful language being used at increasing volume throughout yesterday afternoon  ;D

Actually then won a couple after a bit of a break.  (9-19). Worst record ever in champs. 12 games to go.  After another break for food, came back to finish this nightmare.  Lost (9-20).  Just about crying at this point.  Put the kids to bed and sat in the chair dumbfounded.  Did a few gold UG sbc's and a few SQB to feel whats its like to win again.

Prior to starting champs, I had a positive record by about 20 or so.  Not really a record watcher, but it was nice to have something which after a poor start last year I didn't think id have again.  Slowly watching this dwindle away almost sucked the life out of me.  Changed from my tried and trusted 4312 and went 4321, a formation I just couldn't make work previously.  My front 3 off chem which just irritates me.  Messed on with custom tactics (which I think is purely a placebo) and took out my 2 defensive midfielders for more attack minded ones with the 'f### it' attitude......

Won the next 8 in a row (17-20)  :o Game felt fluid. Players were pressing to get the ball back.  Constant never say die attitude.  Even playing what I would call good players, I was getting the rub of the green in all games.  Pen shootouts, last min, whatever BS had happened to me prior was now going for me.  I felt genuinely sorry for those who I was playing.  Then lost 1 in an epic proper football game.  No EA BS, just good football. Messaged the guy thanking him for the best game this weekend (17-21).

Next up a solid Bundes team with messers Werner, Bellerabi and OTW Yarmalenko up top.  down 2-1 deep in the 80+ min.  Took off Jesus for Ibra, all out attack.  Scramble one home in the 89th from a corner.  We share one each in ET and are down to pens.

I miss one of the first 5, he has his final kick to win.  Saves.  This happens a couple times more in sudden death.  We get to go round again, and finally I win 10-9.... the scenes  :o :o :o The impossible magic 18.

Great 'story'. And there in lies the problem for us FUT mortals.  Outside of the pros, the game feels like a total movie script, sucking you in, spitting you out with the grand finale of the redemption or the hero falling on his sword bittersweet ending.

Mad, mad game.....  On to next week  :P
Title: Re: FUT Champions 2018
Post by: Kiwi on October 10, 2017, 05:45:27 am
LOL Simmo ... good cry & a chuckle, mate!

Fortunately you had a fairy tale ending ... not so on my side. After my last quit on Sunday night, I had to win 2 from 2.

First up was a familiar guy that seems to grind out wins against me - all the time. Was kinda chuffed I ran out 5-3 winners. Last game - another tough one - ping pong stuff and it's 4-3 to me. Thinking this could be it ... 90th minute, my CB's clearance is woeful and straight to his attacker - goal. Concede in ET to a CB header - not headed away, but a glancing, pathetic little dink that drops to his striker.

So, yep ... totally agree that this is indeed a movie script. For me it was ... a "nervous start working out the drama" (3-7), "getting back on track" (11-5), and then the "horror story finale" (3-11).

Absolute laughable stuff!
Title: Re: FUT Champions 2018
Post by: TWS001 on October 10, 2017, 07:55:53 am
I had the same. Was 4-7, then won 6 in a row, ended up losing a load, then win two or three in a row to get to 18.
Title: Re: FUT Champions 2018
Post by: Kiwi on October 11, 2017, 06:35:51 am
Ok ... Daily Tournament ...

Decided to build 2 nondescript teams - a full Calcio A and a full La Liga side. Strikers for were Belotti and Icardi, and Aduriz with Gameiro in the other. Tried to use non of the OP, expensive players I have.

Pretty horrible!

Could not get anything going. Although, the one standout is Belotti ... his WF ... oh my freakin' word!!! It's one of those where I actually force him to take shots on his left. Crazy stuff.

After 3 quits in a row (1st round, 1st round, 2nd round), I switched to the OP team with Neymar/Mbappe up top. Won in at a canter ... too easy. THAT PACE :o :o! So sad that it dictates this game.

Did end up continuing in Seasons with the Calc A/La Liga teams and they did get better. So,  maybe it was my daftness trying new teams out in the DKT!
Title: Re: FUT Champions 2018
Post by: Kiwi on October 12, 2017, 09:08:30 am
Not too well today (flu from one of the kids). Tired of lying down so sitting here at the PC, streaming the Xbox and thought I'd watch some "CHAMPIONS CHANNEL" ... or Channel of Champions ... or whatever-the-heck-they-call-it.

Saw Huge Gorilla got his 40 wins - so watched a game of his vs an opponent that got 37 wins.

This was Gorilla's team:
(https://i.imgur.com/CZ2kOGC.jpg)

Went to FUTBIN ... a cool 19.6M on Xbox (15.8M on PS) ... and just for laughs - 30.7M on PC  :o :o :o!

During the match he also subbed on a 91 Ronaldinho - another 3.9M / 3M / 7M.

Freakin' crazy team that ... 1 week into FUT. I know he's a pro, but how boring must it be to have that team already - nothing to really look forward to. Guess it's the "life of a pro", hey.
Title: Re: FUT Champions 2018
Post by: gladiatorrrrrr on October 12, 2017, 09:21:16 pm
Crazy team but moreover a crazy amount of coins.

I am almost at a level with coins that I can buy Van Basten. Hero! Gullit is so expensive....

Verstuurd vanaf mijn SM-G930F met Tapatalk

Title: Re: FUT Champions 2018
Post by: otutsarTR on October 12, 2017, 10:08:58 pm
Jesus had thought about giving the WLQ a go this week but **** reading these makes me think why bother have played all of 2 games online and quit both, the game is an utter mess. thank god for SB's cause i would be returning the game otherwise.

Really enjoying it TBH have the 2 bog standard teams and am finishing E2/E3 with no issues, true the rewards are not as good but they are rewards all the same. Even been playing on a 2nd account (only to get transfer access as the lad running that BOT is building a new want to trial it)  which i have been using a liga NOS discard team play 12 games rotating and sell up and buy back got to G1 with 8 to play can't be arsed to do anymore now.

will start again tomorrow with a 3rd account stopping the 2nd as TF access achieved.


how is everyone ? what actually is the "squad battles" ? an offline mode of WL? again 40 during a given span of time?
Title: Re: FUT Champions 2018
Post by: TWS001 on October 12, 2017, 10:40:10 pm
Been experimenting a bit the past couple of days. Have built a 433(2) team to get players the 10 games they need for loyalty in the 7 leagues, 9 nations SBC. Have Giroud up front and it's been good. Lost the first game I played with it 4-0. I completely outplayed the guy but everything went his way. I had 15 shots to his 5 but Begovic was saving everything. When it happens in weekend league its as frustrating as hell, but in the dkt when already qualified? Oh well!
Yesterday I played a game in Divisions with my IF Locadia team and won 2-0. Switched straight away to the dkt with the Giroud team and won 3-1 against exactly the same person! Luckily he tried to play football so it was nice. Won a couple more games that I played and will play a few more tonight, see what the rewards from last weekend bring and decide what to go with for the weekend.
The difference between playing in the week and weekend is huge though. The games I've played this week have all been ok, good fun and have enjoyed experimenting with Giroud at striker. I know that come the weekend, it'll be all 4321 or 41212(2), driven passes to the forwards straight away and one, two, sprint. All game long. Dodgy bounces and dreadful football all the way.

Have picked up a load more of the cheap IF's such as Ginter, Maivon and a couple of others and have around 20 already. IF Danilo Pereira is already three times what I paid for him, so this usual coin earning method while using them in my teams is looking like its working great again. Bronze packs are also doing very well. Have made loads from Marquee Matchups and the other random SBC's that have required certain nationalities. Just because they are worth 200 coins when I pack them doesn't mean they won't be worth 6k or more two weeks later! (Australian wingers, Melbourne players).
Title: Re: FUT Champions 2018
Post by: TheBaldyBuddha on October 13, 2017, 01:27:43 am
Jesus had thought about giving the WLQ a go this week but **** reading these makes me think why bother have played all of 2 games online and quit both, the game is an utter mess. thank god for SB's cause i would be returning the game otherwise.

Really enjoying it TBH have the 2 bog standard teams and am finishing E2/E3 with no issues, true the rewards are not as good but they are rewards all the same. Even been playing on a 2nd account (only to get transfer access as the lad running that BOT is building a new want to trial it)  which i have been using a liga NOS discard team play 12 games rotating and sell up and buy back got to G1 with 8 to play can't be arsed to do anymore now.

will start again tomorrow with a 3rd account stopping the 2nd as TF access achieved.


how is everyone ? what actually is the "squad battles" ? an offline mode of WL? again 40 during a given span of time?

Howdy Otu, yea but its 4 games a day Monday to Friday updates at 1 am and 12 on Saturday and Sunday, up to you what difficulty you play but the higher you play the more points you get.

Runs from Monday to Sunday i have got E3/2 the last few weeks playing on pro and a few on legendary, rewards have been poor though. Enjoying it as less BS and the difficulty has been adjusted compared to previous years and is much more enjoyable.
Title: Re: FUT Champions 2018
Post by: TWS001 on October 13, 2017, 01:45:41 am
Probably should put this in the videos section but it just crashes if I load up that thread.

Been using the new charged up standing tackle a lot since the start of last weekend. It can really stop zigzag runners dead in their tracks. You can really dominate small, weak (quick) attackers. Use it here, totally annihilate the attacker, but a foul on this occasion surely? Not a huge amount of people seem to use it, but I think when learnt properly, will be a powerful defending tool.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9qsxIrhfQ84
Title: Re: FUT Champions 2018
Post by: TWS001 on October 13, 2017, 05:23:26 am
Gold 3 rewards!
First pack a purple flash! Though that meant Messi, Sigurdsson or Salah. No, some Costa Rican defender with crazy physical stats. Second pack, Matic and a few other decent players. Third pack, walkout, Ribery! Plus an Italian IF goalkeeper and Hazard! Well the brother anyway.

Easily made back over 100k from this, maybe 150k with all the other decent sellable stuff I pulled.

But with these non expiring Icon SBCs, god knows how the market will go now.
Title: Re: FUT Champions 2018
Post by: Kiwi on October 13, 2017, 08:42:18 am
Good job mate! Insigne was my best one.

And yeah ... market is going a bit nuts. IF Danilo Pereira - only 2 on the market now. 50k max I think. Extinct players are Pepe (ofc!) on 10k and Pique ... 30k. Damn!

Edit ... seems like there are a lot more IF Pereira's ... must have been my search options.
Title: Re: FUT Champions 2018
Post by: TheBaldyBuddha on October 13, 2017, 09:39:49 am
Good job mate! Insigne was my best one.

And yeah ... market is going a bit nuts. IF Danilo Pereira - only 2 on the market now. 50k max I think. Extinct players are Pepe (ofc!) on 10k and Pique ... 30k. Damn!

Edit ... seems like there are a lot more IF Pereira's ... must have been my search options.

Deffo plenty kiwi been lurking in the IF trading guide over yonder, has worked out well so far, bought a good few IF's could sell at double at the moment but will be rarer as people discard into the SBC's and can make more, bought 2 fellaini's other day at 56k listed both at 89k one was bought so bought 2 more all 3 listed at 90k now, have over 1 mill worth in IF's in my TP
Title: Re: FUT Champions 2018
Post by: TheBaldyBuddha on October 13, 2017, 09:42:40 am
also had been picking up 84's at 1700 - 2800 selling at inflated prices of 6 - 8k
Title: Re: FUT Champions 2018
Post by: Kiwi on October 13, 2017, 10:26:16 am
Yeah, 4 hours-odd on and the investors are controlling things - no Pepe/Miranda/Pique/J. Martinez cards on the market.

Really contemplating the Rui Costa one. Have plenty IF's so can possibly do it for <400k prior to pack opening. Might just do his loan card and see if 20 games is enough to convince me. Don't know what future Icon SBC's they'll release though.
Title: Re: FUT Champions 2018
Post by: beuk on October 13, 2017, 12:23:04 pm
really skinned at the moment....everything was going great with the overmars challenge, first 5 teams ready without a problem and/or breaking the bank, so i went for a drink and a bite, open the app later on and well damn... >:( everything inflated. currently waiting for 2 pepe's (or really any other (if availlable) 86+ defender) to complete team 6 and 7 and only 100k left, My packluck didn't help either, eto'o as best pull in those 5 first packs...
Title: Re: FUT Champions 2018
Post by: otutsarTR on October 13, 2017, 05:52:42 pm
Jesus had thought about giving the WLQ a go this week but **** reading these makes me think why bother have played all of 2 games online and quit both, the game is an utter mess. thank god for SB's cause i would be returning the game otherwise.

Really enjoying it TBH have the 2 bog standard teams and am finishing E2/E3 with no issues, true the rewards are not as good but they are rewards all the same. Even been playing on a 2nd account (only to get transfer access as the lad running that BOT is building a new want to trial it)  which i have been using a liga NOS discard team play 12 games rotating and sell up and buy back got to G1 with 8 to play can't be arsed to do anymore now.

will start again tomorrow with a 3rd account stopping the 2nd as TF access achieved.


how is everyone ? what actually is the "squad battles" ? an offline mode of WL? again 40 during a given span of time?

Howdy Otu, yea but its 4 games a day Monday to Friday updates at 1 am and 12 on Saturday and Sunday, up to you what difficulty you play but the higher you play the more points you get.

Runs from Monday to Sunday i have got E3/2 the last few weeks playing on pro and a few on legendary, rewards have been poor though. Enjoying it as less BS and the difficulty has been adjusted compared to previous years and is much more enjoyable.


thanks mate ...
Title: Re: FUT Champions 2018
Post by: otutsarTR on October 13, 2017, 05:56:25 pm
well had a few online games, and offline with our little draft league ... personally this game is one of the worst EA has released, after the patch, all our games are 5.5 6.5 5.4 what is this? we will go tie break instead of penalties. seriously the guided missile passing, autotackling which came back after the patch etc is killing it. dont know how this will end.


icon sbcs, are no expiry so eventually rates etc must come down,as people will keep on opening packs.
Title: Re: FUT Champions 2018
Post by: TWS001 on October 13, 2017, 07:20:20 pm
There are a lot of problems with the game there is no doubt. The pattern is that during the week if you play just to have fun, winning irrelevant, you tend to actually enjoy it, and the opponents don't tend to be ones that abuse everything constantly. Sure you get some, but when they are sporadic, it's tolerable.
The problem is weekend league. Almost every opponent knows the game well, is trying hard to win, and the games tend to be hideous. Just resembling some sort of hyper pinball machine. Once again, there is too much is the game that works too well and really shouldn't.

Last night I was thinking about not using my Locadia team and going with something involving my rewards, but played a game to try and get Locadia the one goal he needed to get to 50. He scored 5! Going to keep that team for a bit longer.
My other team has four IF's and Mario Gomez upfront. Could have picked up IF Wagner to make it five informs but will go with what I have.

Barely slept all night, woke up in a pool of sweat and with an upset stomach so no work for me today. Wonder what else I can do?
Title: Re: FUT Champions 2018
Post by: otutsarTR on October 13, 2017, 07:28:58 pm
might be true, during the week part i mean - hwr even in seasons, its the same bs, i do play seasons, for warm up, for our draft league.
and its the same, fastest h2h to date, and ping pong everywhere.


the prime icons apparently are in packs as well, so hopefully market will get to balance in the long run.


the weekend league, and its rewards weekly and monthly , quite a good tool for sbcs,  therefore its the most broken mode ever, due to people wanting to win at all cost.


and as a last note, wishing you well tws, hope you recover soon ...
Title: Re: FUT Champions 2018
Post by: Kiwi on October 13, 2017, 07:46:33 pm
It's the defending that has changed. As a result scores in games is exaggerated. The kamikaze defending which in previous iterations - with manual defending - was effective (for me at least). Now, you cannot defend like that and a number of people are being caught out. I've had a few games where 10 goals where scored in the first 35 minutes. Insane stuff.
Title: Re: FUT Champions 2018
Post by: Kiwi on October 13, 2017, 07:48:48 pm
Great start so far ... 0-3. Loving it ::)

Is Jesus in EVERY team? As well as Sane????
Title: Re: FUT Champions 2018
Post by: Kiwi on October 13, 2017, 08:04:45 pm
Won the next game 4-0. Of course that had to happen - sucks me in again.
Title: Re: FUT Champions 2018
Post by: Kiwi on October 13, 2017, 08:07:28 pm
Next game ... Son & Sane as ST's ... great. Nope, Jesus is the CAM. LOL ::)

Edit ... Quit at 2-2 in that one - I have 2 red cards in the first 35 min. Way too tilted to play this fu%ked-up bullshit.

1-4 ... it can still get worse I suppose.
Title: Re: FUT Champions 2018
Post by: Kiwi on October 13, 2017, 08:18:54 pm
Do like IF Locadia TWS. He's my go-to sub in the main team.
Title: Re: FUT Champions 2018
Post by: otutsarTR on October 13, 2017, 10:21:33 pm
i also packed him and he is really good.
Title: Re: FUT Champions 2018
Post by: TWS001 on October 14, 2017, 12:02:50 am
Locadia's stats are pretty unique. Has everything important, although people miss out because they can't link him or ignore him because of 2* skills.
I've started off ok. Currently 6-4 after 10 games. Hit eight goals in the first match, and came from 2-0 down at halftime to win 6-2 against some sort of full pace team.
Defending wise, I kind of change depending on where the ball is and the situation. The runs I normally let them run into me, with a charged tackle waiting to unleash. And because the vast majority of the time defenders are much stronger than the quick forwards, you dominate them. In the opponents half I'm way more aggressive in trying to get the ball than ever before. It's all still a work in progress though. Even since the patch, defending is very different than last year.
Title: Re: FUT Champions 2018
Post by: otutsarTR on October 14, 2017, 12:13:01 am
Locadia's stats are pretty unique. Has everything important, although people miss out because they can't link him or ignore him because of 2* skills.
I've started off ok. Currently 6-4 after 10 games. Hit eight goals in the first match, and came from 2-0 down at halftime to win 6-2 against some sort of full pace team.
Defending wise, I kind of change depending on where the ball is and the situation. The runs I normally let them run into me, with a charged tackle waiting to unleash. And because the vast majority of the time defenders are much stronger than the quick forwards, you dominate them. In the opponents half I'm way more aggressive in trying to get the ball than ever before. It's all still a work in progress though. Even since the patch, defending is very different than last year.


how is second man press ? would it help on the opponents half ?
[size=78%]the potential problem here as i see it, the ping pong passing, eventough you would try to close the passing lanes, opponent can pass their way out.[/size]
Title: Re: FUT Champions 2018
Post by: TWS001 on October 14, 2017, 01:13:59 am
I hardly ever use it. Maybe once today for about 2-3 seconds so far in eleven games. It's all about the charged up standing tackle for me. With a strong defender to opponents 99% of the time, weaker striker gets destroyed. Only see Ibra walk through them so far which is how things should be. Have enjoyed the zig zag runners getting frustrated and sliding about so far today.
I'm not a great defender by any means but have had success getting tight on opponents speedy forwards and simply destroying them with a charged up tackle. With a good strong defender, the radius is big and the forward just gets eased of the ball or completely destroyed. Extremely rare to get even a booking from mistiming one, a lot of the time the refs don't even do anything.
Title: Re: FUT Champions 2018
Post by: Kiwi on October 14, 2017, 08:23:44 am
Raining here this morning. All plans put on hold means I can (for the time being) continue with the wonders of WL.

1-8 now after quitting whilst 1-0 up against a pauser/changer, and of course another red card.

I'm loving this ...
Title: Re: FUT Champions 2018
Post by: TWS001 on October 14, 2017, 09:06:04 am
Pretty standard stuff. Went from 8-4 to 8-10 this evening. My keepers didn't save a shot in 4 games ffs. All but one of those games I had more shots, one of them 19 to 4 in my favour. Lost that 3-2. So many games decided by the keepers. In that one his keeper made at least three point blank wonder saves, whilst mine just lets in anything.
Luckily managed to get two wins to end and am 10-10. The new thing this week seems to be the battle every team has to get into position for the sweet spot long shots. The 25 yard long shot across the keeper or the edge of box finesse shots from the central area on the edge of the box. Much less of the one two through ball spam. They all seem to want to try and hit long shots from the exact same spot every game.
Title: Re: FUT Champions 2018
Post by: Kiwi on October 14, 2017, 09:20:51 am
Good job ... I'm not too good at the moment. I can FEEL the lack of skill in an opponent ... but yet it's a full-on struggle.

Yep - all the psycho mumbo-jumbo getting to me.

FYI - sign that I am tilted and "almost controlled":
(https://i.imgur.com/bvIEQK7.jpg)
Title: Re: FUT Champions 2018
Post by: TWS001 on October 15, 2017, 03:54:19 am
I know exactly what you mean. Opponents you are totally outplaying, but you can only score two goals at most, and after his keeper makes miracle saves and defenders crazy last ditch blocks, he gets two goals completely out of nowhere after 70 minutes or so!

Just one game for me so far today, and it was the Mario Gomez show:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dYubeIV4kBs
Title: Re: FUT Champions 2018
Post by: Kiwi on October 15, 2017, 11:07:27 am
Indeed. Good one with Mario Gomez - obvious comment incoming ... "have NEVER seen HIM in WL" ;D

Have won the first 2 games of the morning. Only need 10 wins from 16 games ... to get to 18. LOL.
Title: Re: FUT Champions 2018
Post by: Kiwi on October 15, 2017, 03:40:12 pm
After that - 2 losses - par for the course.

Kid had a game and a half - lost both those and was too tilted to play again. We did go out with family, so that certainly "helped" not having to play further.

Afternoon session ... weird one. Started at 8 wins with something like 13 games left. I quit one (another red card!) but was 2-0 up and concede 3 in the space of 10 min :o :o. Then ...
Convincing win 3 or 4 nil.
1-0 up (15th min or something) after his POTM Mane has missed (ballooned) an absolute sitter, but then gets a penalty. Quits or, gets disconnected.
1-2 down - 30th-odd min - another opponent disconnect. Ok ... no loss, will take that.
2-0 up (me 2 shots on goal, him - about 10!) after 30-ish minutes. Not sure if it's a disconnect or if he was just tilted.

So, 11 wins now with 9 to play.

Best weekend league EVER!. Not. ::)
Title: Re: FUT Champions 2018
Post by: TWS001 on October 15, 2017, 09:13:38 pm
What an absolute joke it was last night. Moved on to 12-10 so was looking good to auto qualify. Then lost 8 games in a row! Almost everyone I was ahead. Almost every one I had double to shots of the opponents. It was just stupid. When I managed to lose 5-4 despite having 23 shots to my opponents 6, I knew that wouldn't get 18 wins. Some of the stuff going on was so contrived. Then when I needed four wins from six games, I start winning, passes start going where I want them. But of course some utter nonsense occurs and after Begovic makes six point blank saves, your defender is unable to control the simplest ball and you concede when your keeper get nutmegged.
The amount of two goal leads I lost, mainly involving 90th minute goals, or goals straight from kick off when the opponent can pass around and your entire team acts like a bunch of idiots is simply crazy.

Ended up 17-23. Not one single game went to a penalty shoot out in the 40. It almost feels like there's something going on in the game to prevent it. Just a complete mess of a game at the moment.
It almost feels like there's times when you concede and there's not a damn thing you can do to stop it.
Title: Re: FUT Champions 2018
Post by: Kiwi on October 16, 2017, 06:03:51 am
Damn mate. That's bad! Unlucky on only being 1 short - but still, that just sucks.

Finished on 13 wins myself ... this was a definitely the worst there was.

One aspect that stood out for me, that I am literally speechless on, is passing. As you say, some games you have 100% pass accuracy, even though you don't deserve it. Others, you're think WTF! as a simple 10-yard basic pass balloons out wide where you lose the ball in a bad spot - either concede, or corner, and then concede.

And, this is beyond me having a mental breakdown. I wish I could have the full replay - with that training crap on - supposedly showing where I am aiming my passes.

On another note - spent the remainder of the evening catching up on Squad Battles games. Kinda enjoyable as at least that takes out the "delinquent cnut" aspect.
Title: Re: FUT Champions 2018
Post by: TheBaldyBuddha on October 16, 2017, 09:16:58 am

On another note - spent the remainder of the evening catching up on Squad Battles games. Kinda enjoyable as at least that takes out the "delinquent cnut" aspect.

and here's the answer to why i like it so much.

Still find yourself shouting "have it you cnut" when you score a 90th min winner though  :D
Title: Re: FUT Champions 2018
Post by: TWS001 on October 16, 2017, 10:14:55 am
Was playing pro clubs earlier and everyone of us had a solid start on weekend league and colllapsed in the second half of games. They're all better players than me and the general opinion was that they've tweaked the weekend league matchmaking this year. In FIFA 17, it was often incredibly easy in the back end of your fixtures, especially on a Sunday more often than not, but we all thought that maybe they changed things.
Also a discussion about formations and tactics led me to try the 352 after the pro clubs session. We've had talk about it in our chat the past couple of weeks, and one guy who was top ten on the those futhead leaderboards in FIFA 15, but has barely played since has started again this year. On the day of release, he was using 352 and raving about it. Had beaten Twitch streamers and Castro backed out against him so far and is possibly top 100 again whilst using it this year.

Since then have also seen rumblings on the forums about 352 and in our discussion, a couple of others have tried it and it works well if done right so chucked together a team from the Premier League using what I had in my club already. Might as well make use of the likes of Matic, Wanyama, Sanchez, Sakho and Matip, all of whom came out of rewards from last weekend.

The team ended up:

Giroud - Lacazette (loan)
Cazorla
Arnautovic - Phillips
Matic - Wanyama
Sanchez - Sakho - Matip
Fabianski

Won my first game 2-0 with both goals from Giroud, and the second game 4-0 with three for Giroud and the other by Lacazette. It felt very solid even though the opponents were playing 433(4) in the first and 41212(1) in the second. Ok, it was division 8, but the opponents both knew what they were doing, and the first one had 88 Ferdinand. There is definitely something in using this formation. It felt excellent in attack. Will stick with using this for a bit and see what happens. Also managed to maul the AI in squad battles on legendary 6-1 so attacking wise it could be very good. The typical crap style of a weekend league opponent will be the test. Wanyama and Matic were like a wall and were always available to receive the ball whilst attacking. Maybe Arnautovic and Phillips aren't ideal but I'm as ever every year, determined to find a way to at least compete with the typical cheap tactics. Last year I didn't even make the weekend league until the end of November, so plenty of time to try and figure stuff out.
The big man, little man combo worked well. Giroud holding it up and burying a few crosses shows promise for my liking of target men. Santi Cazorla also seems very good this year.
Title: Re: FUT Champions 2018
Post by: Kiwi on October 16, 2017, 10:54:51 am
and here's the answer to why i like it so much.
Still find yourself shouting "have it you cnut" when you score a 90th min winner though  :D
LOL ... indeed - :D. I wish there were more than 4 games/day though! It's not enough to replace WL completely. If they had Seasons on dedicated servers, I could easily give up the Weekend League altogether.

Still having issues with passing, must be honest. I have been pausing, to see if there's something I'm doing wrong. Honestly, I think that some of the auto passing simply hooks onto the player that I am not intending to pass to. Weird.

@TWS ... 352, sounds very interesting! One thing I do seem to struggle with, is the Neymar/Mbappe combo. You've mentioned it previously that bumping off small strikers is just too OP now. For a bunch of the last 20-odd games, I did switch to the Calc A team, with Belotti/IF El Sha up front ... found it more effective actually.

Oh ... and Belotti ... damn, that left foot is amazing. 28 gls in 32 games with 11 assists. There is a fair number in there that I've quit, but I'm not really cared about the actual. The quality of his strikes though ... :o :o.

On the one point re: quality of opponent - sure, I wouldn't be surprised if that has changed. But, I do still think there are a number of opponents where they get the rub of the green and no matter what, you're going to lose that game. That is what I despise most - EA effectively deciding things.
Title: Re: FUT Champions 2018
Post by: Kiwi on October 16, 2017, 07:46:05 pm
Built 2x 352 teams quick - one with Neymar-Firmino upfront, Pizzi-IF D.Pereira-Carvalho as the midfield triangle and a Bundes backline. Other was simply a Serie A team with Belotti-IF El Sha and Pjanic at CAM.

Walked 3 games in Seasons - D6 if I remember correctly. Thankfully connections were great - added bonus.

Must say that the formation does feel incredibly solid! 2 of the games were against 433-4 and never felt at risk. The last game was also against someone I normally struggle against, easy 3-1 victory and way more opportunities than him.

Need to find/buy some decent players - specifically the defence. It's not easy building hybrids with this formation unless you get some OP CB's. For me it's having the right GK and right now the likes of De Gea, Neuer, Courtios are just way too dear.
Title: Re: FUT Champions 2018
Post by: gladiatorrrrrr on October 16, 2017, 07:47:23 pm
352, those were the days!

Theme for this week; rebuild all teams in 352 and play for a week to find out. Good call TWS!

Good to hear that it works KIWI. I stick to my current players + what I have in the club
Title: Re: FUT Champions 2018
Post by: TheBaldyBuddha on October 16, 2017, 10:04:15 pm
Did try it Vs the CPU in squad battles and got over run at times at the back.

Kiwi Pizzi is class, good passing and solid shot, TWS Cazorla & Mata too are really excelling for me as CAM seem to me that the slower more cultured players are good this year
Title: Re: FUT Champions 2018
Post by: Kiwi on October 17, 2017, 04:20:06 am
Yeah - will be interesting to see if 352 is OP in the WL or not. Not sure if I'll get there this weekend though :D.

Mata ... ooh, what a card this year!! Love him!
Title: Re: FUT Champions 2018
Post by: UltimateSimmov2 on October 17, 2017, 09:23:23 am
16 wins gents, 16 effin' wins

was 12 wins with 14 games to go. Playing ok.  Probably got too complacent .... maybe

The amount of times in the last 10 or so games I conceded a 90th odd min goal from a damn rebound was unreal.  Shafted hard by EA

Back to Q school, although I don't think i'll make it
Title: Re: FUT Champions 2018
Post by: TWS001 on October 17, 2017, 09:58:28 am
Sounds like we all got shafted by Futchamps this weekend. I think the general feeling seems to be that they've tweaked matchmaking so that after an initial period of games, you only play similar projected finish standard of players. No more easy Sundays! Just about everyone I know did much worse in their second half of games then their first.
Title: Re: FUT Champions 2018
Post by: TWS001 on October 18, 2017, 07:51:59 am
352 experiment is going very well. Have something like 13 wins out of 15, and the two defeats I out changed the opponent comfortably and could easily have won.
Just won the tournament to make it back into Weekend League. Won 3-2 in the first round with an 120th minute winner. I had 32 shots, the opponent 2. That game almost gave me heart failure! After that, 7-1, 6-5 and 6-2 wins won it. Mario Gomez netting me 5 goals in the final. Could have been more as I started messing about and was trying to chip the keeper! Picked up IF Zuber and played him at LM. Pretty much a perfect player for the position in 352.
Title: Re: FUT Champions 2018
Post by: Kiwi on October 18, 2017, 08:02:46 am
Good job. Well done.

Going well this side too with it. Have 2 losses as well - directly after I said to the kid that I'm unbeaten with it :P.

Good shout on Zuber - haven't got a Bundes side set up as yet - will get him.

Edit ... Love this!
(https://i.imgur.com/ivLc18O.jpg)
Title: Re: FUT Champions 2018
Post by: TheBaldyBuddha on October 18, 2017, 08:42:31 am

Good shout on Zuber - haven't got a Bundes side set up as yet - will get him.



I have about 10 of him Kiwi is you need one  ;)
Title: Re: FUT Champions 2018
Post by: Kiwi on October 18, 2017, 08:49:02 am
Anyone see the City - Napoli game. I was streaming it on the side and City played some serious keep-ball in the last 10-ish minutes.

Hilarious that Mendy tweets this out:
(https://i.imgur.com/sAnmMqu.jpg)
Title: Re: FUT Champions 2018
Post by: Kiwi on October 18, 2017, 08:50:28 am
Good shout on Zuber - haven't got a Bundes side set up as yet - will get him.

I have about 10 of him Kiwi is you need one  ;)

Ah - thanks for the offer mate - did get a fresh one on open bid. Cheers for that.
Title: Re: FUT Champions 2018
Post by: TheBaldyBuddha on October 18, 2017, 10:45:13 am
So as i have been saying only played SB mostly so far not played 1 game in Div's and only 3 online 2 of which i RQ, as i played my SB games last night had nothing to do today, decided to give the WLQ a go, first up 8 of one nationality nearly gave up there threw this together

(https://gyazo.com/b661e742b88efe017b6df505cb935dbf.png)

First round pen after 3 mins i score he quits

second round good player but Icardi scores 2, he gets one back in the 87th min i hold out to win with 10 men.

Semi again another good player we go back an forth 2-2 then Icardi scores his 3rd and i go down to 10 men again but i break away and chip his keeper for a 4th and he quits.

So i'm in a final at my first attempt  :o :o typical BPL fifa 17 team including Butland who BTW is crap in 18 but they still use him  ;D  3 up by HT another Icardi hattrick very comfortable until around the 75th min he scores 2 quickfire goals and i think here we go but no i hold out to win it and qualify for the WL.

Surely the quality of opponent is better than this, anyhow don't think i will play any don't have a strong enough team and can't be arsed  :D
Title: Re: FUT Champions 2018
Post by: Kiwi on October 18, 2017, 12:20:56 pm
Well done ... I think :P

Title: Re: FUT Champions 2018
Post by: otutsarTR on October 18, 2017, 04:56:22 pm
good job Buddha, btw hart is the new butland, fyi : )
Title: Re: FUT Champions 2018
Post by: Kiwi on October 18, 2017, 08:44:24 pm
Thought that 8-Nation restriction was still on, built a team and when I went into play a game, it said tournament closed and found me a game - against someone that did not have 8 players from the same nation :D.

That game got disconnected a few minutes in, and when I went to search again, could not find a game that had more than 2 red bars. Every single game. Restarted, reset network, same thing.

It seemed like others may have had the same issue, as people actually progressed - hesitantly. Didn't impact anything in-game of course - just another sign of this crappy game having it's wobbles.

Won the tournament at the first attempt though, so kinda happy with that - I think. All games played using 352.

Moved on to Seasons - still 352 - and played 1 game there, with a new team. This one has IF Zaza and Gameiro up front. Connection was still red bars, but no issue in game. However, a bunch of BS happening meant I was 1-3 down after 25 min. Step up Mr Zaza :o :o ... Ended 8-4 with him grabbing 5 and an assist - with 2 shots hitting the woodwork - feels like he was actually trying to break it, or the ball. Pretty damn impressive start!!

Think I'll like this card more & more!
Title: Re: FUT Champions 2018
Post by: gladiatorrrrrr on October 18, 2017, 09:34:54 pm
8-4.....LOL Kiwi!

Title: Re: FUT Champions 2018
Post by: TWS001 on October 19, 2017, 02:41:03 am
Have heard very good things about that zaza card.
Title: Re: FUT Champions 2018
Post by: TWS001 on October 19, 2017, 09:53:29 pm
Won the daily tournament again yesterday with 3-0, 2-0, 4-1 and 5-5 (3-1 pens) scorelines. The 2nd round was just plain madness. The opponent was one of the most defensive players I've ever played! He just sat there and didn't try to attack. His keeper made double figure saves and eventually I managed to break him down in extra time and got a couple of goals. The final was a bit lucky. The opponent was very good and I was 4-2 down with ten minutes left, but he got a red card, I scored an absolutely crazy goal and got back to 4-4. Went ahead in extra time but my defenders were statues straight from kick off and he passed all around and scored, although this was how I got my second goal as well. Fortunately he was dreadful at penalties, completely missing the goal twice.

The problem I have is that the German plus IF Zuber team plays amazingly, but the ones I use opposite it have been more shakey defensively. Have bought a few Serie A players and will test that out later.
Played a few against the AI in squad battles but that isn't really a good way to test teams out for online play. The way the computer cheats in that is unreal! The fouls it gets away with are too much. And when it suddenly becomes untouchable with several 100mph perfect passes, you know what is about to happen unless you get really lucky!
Title: Re: FUT Champions 2018
Post by: TWS001 on October 20, 2017, 10:16:15 am
Rewards weren't very good. Manolas was the best player I got. I suppose he could play in my Serie A 352 team for the weekend. Pace wise he can cover a lot as one of the outside CB's, back in attack they seem to drop out quite wide and offer a good out ball if nothing else is on. His passing is pretty terrible, and with them receiving the ball a fair bit, he could be a liability. The German team has IF Ginter and Vogt who are both good passers for CB's and it is noticable.

Only played one squad battle game today. Instead was playing squads on Fortnite with some of my Pro Clubs team players. Really good fun! Solo's isn't the best due to the amount of camping already going on, but squads is good.
Title: Re: FUT Champions 2018
Post by: otutsarTR on October 20, 2017, 05:28:50 pm
hv seen the fortnite on ps store the other day, seemed a bit cartoonish but also looking fun.
how do you rate the game? worth it?
Title: Re: FUT Champions 2018
Post by: Kiwi on October 20, 2017, 07:04:41 pm
Rewards ... wasn't expecting anything from Silver 2 (or whatever) and didn't get anything.

Onto the first game ... Loss. Simply stunned me and tilts me first game in.
Title: Re: FUT Champions 2018
Post by: Kiwi on October 20, 2017, 07:48:52 pm
First win after 4 games. Laughable a few of the goals conceded.

This game ... ::)
Title: Re: FUT Champions 2018
Post by: TWS001 on October 20, 2017, 07:50:08 pm
Weekend League. Dread to think how bad it'll be this weekend. Not looking forward to it! Why do I even play it? Game is decent during the week and even games against a typical futchamps player/team are ok, but a constant deluge of it with very dodgy bounces and goalkeeping is just horrendous!

Fortnite is kind of cartoonish, but when you get the hang of it you don't really notice that. You can build stuff like staircases to reach difficult to get to places and walls to protect yourself. I still don't really know how to do that though! Singles is hard. Need a bit of luck to start with to not get stuck without a gun and too many people just camp and are impossible to see in bushes. Squads though is great. Four of us played for over three hours straight last night. The time went very quickly! Really enjoyed it and we managed a couple of second places.
Title: Re: FUT Champions 2018
Post by: TWS001 on October 21, 2017, 03:52:35 am
0-4. Going for the full sweep this weekend. The absolute state of the randomness of the goals im conceding are hilarious.
Title: Re: FUT Champions 2018
Post by: Kiwi on October 21, 2017, 07:21:19 am
Ouch. 3-4 myself, although the kid came through and won 2 of those. LOL

I recorded 2 of them that I conceded ... need to sort out my uploads though - Xbox Live space restriction. Nuts.
Title: Re: FUT Champions 2018
Post by: Kiwi on October 21, 2017, 08:06:01 am
Anyone seen David Meyler (Hull /Irish player), got a Pro card. He shared his team for WL ... damn!
(https://i.imgur.com/TVl6GZq.jpg)
Title: Re: FUT Champions 2018
Post by: TheBaldyBuddha on October 21, 2017, 08:19:09 am
Anyone seen David Meyler (Hull /Irish player), got a Pro card. He shared his team for WL ... damn!
(https://i.imgur.com/TVl6GZq.jpg)

Have him on my FL yea saw the squad, but has to make up for being **** in RL  :D
Title: Re: FUT Champions 2018
Post by: TheBaldyBuddha on October 21, 2017, 08:20:33 am
Ouch. 3-4 myself, although the kid came through and won 2 of those. LOL

I recorded 2 of them that I conceded ... need to sort out my uploads though - Xbox Live space restriction. Nuts.

one game played RQ was 3-1 up with 20 shots to 2 his next 5 shots go in bulling to say the least
Title: Re: FUT Champions 2018
Post by: TheBaldyBuddha on October 21, 2017, 08:22:25 am
Levante UD  players and  Albacete Bpie players selling for 9k each if you have any just made 100k in 30 seconds
Title: Re: FUT Champions 2018
Post by: Kiwi on October 21, 2017, 08:38:27 am
Anyone seen David Meyler (Hull /Irish player), got a Pro card. He shared his team for WL ... damn!
(https://i.imgur.com/TVl6GZq.jpg)

Have him on my FL yea saw the squad, but has to make up for being **** in RL  :D

LOL
Title: Re: FUT Champions 2018
Post by: Kiwi on October 21, 2017, 08:44:11 am
Levante UD  players and  Albacete Bpie players selling for 9k each if you have any just made 100k in 30 seconds

Damn ... I got the pack and left the other 4 players in the club.

Thanks - a cool (and quick!) 38k.
Title: Re: FUT Champions 2018
Post by: TWS001 on October 21, 2017, 09:44:54 am
I had a good few so did the SBC and sold he rest. A nice little boost in coins at least. The pack was bad. The two silvers were both rated, although they were Turkish and Mexican League so not the worst I suppose.

Just wasn't in the mood to play much more weekend league today. After losing the first four, I won the next one when the opponent rage quit at 1-0 when I was absolutely destroying him. Not sure of the point of quitting at 1-0. Knowing this game, that can soon switch to 2-1 the opposite way, normally in very dodgy circumstances!
The game after that was a classic futchamps 90th minute goals, in my favour at least, to win the game 4-3. The final match I played lasted one half, with the opponent quitting at 5-1 down at half time. I genuinely could have been 10!

So clawed it back to 3-4 to end the day. I'll take that after the way things started. When the matchmaking kicks in though, I'll probably be lucky to pass Silver 1. The completely weird bounces that occur on weekend league at times defy words! I know that there will be several highly dodgy events before Monday morning!   
Title: Re: FUT Champions 2018
Post by: beuk on October 21, 2017, 09:58:52 am
I had to buy one...1800 players in my squad and came one short..

Sold all my players from the russian league, did want to do get promes, but I'm not paying atleast 400k for players to finish that, will look to finish it around chrismas, some of those players I had in my club went for crazy money, 59 rated non-rare gk for 6k!! only kept Shomurodov (https://www.futwiz.com/en/fifa18/player/eldor-shomurodov/36605) , none of him on the market, and it took me a while to actually buy him during release, he is one of those bronzes that will have no problem adapting to WL ;) (when I really start playing again)
Title: Re: FUT Champions 2018
Post by: TWS001 on October 21, 2017, 08:03:14 pm
This game is crazy. From 0-4 to 6-4 now. Six wins in a row and I already have almost had enough! I swear every team is exactly the same now. All the usual Premier League suspects every single game. The same play style. I think it's worse for that than last year!
Title: Re: FUT Champions 2018
Post by: Kiwi on October 21, 2017, 08:55:40 pm
Yeah - in agreement 100%.

The first few weeks of WL was not even close to being this bad. Now, people have grand visions of Top 100 and rewards worth millions every week, that they're out to play the sweatiest of games.

But, for me, the issue is down to (once again - sorry!) the game rewarding these idiots with their idiotic play. The game is so flawed at the moment, that there is little hope for decent play. Got to 9 wins and part of me thought that I could - with better concentration/less tilted play - get to 18 wins.

There's just NO enjoyment. It's such a grind - way, way worse than the worst of last year.

Once again EA have just ... f&%ked up the game. Simple.
Title: Re: FUT Champions 2018
Post by: TWS001 on October 21, 2017, 10:14:16 pm
It took me two months to even qualify last year, so don't know what it was like at the start but it's just too easy to make coins now. Everyone already has the full Premier League meta team, two weeks into Futchamps. People too obsessed with getting wins no matter what. The same crappy play style. It really is a huge grind.
I got up to seven straight wins but had zero will left to carry on this morning. Have had one game where the opponent was playing 433(2) and it was a different match. He was keeping possession in my half for long periods and had to concentrate hard in defense. Eventually my defender did an auto lunge, he shot straight at my keeper who just pushed it comically into his own net. This brought it back to 2-2. Of course I score straight from kick off when my players are moving all over the place to receive passes and his defenders stand like statues. So many cheap goals and hollow wins. Is it bad programming or stuff in the code? Whichever it is it shouldn't be there.

The final game summed up the stupidity of this game even more. A 4121(2) with PotM Mane and Rashford in attack. Constant driven passes and sprints up the middle. I'm using 352. I have the middle covered. How do they not realize this when it doesn't work for the tenth time? Carved him open time after time and he eventually rage quit at 3-0 after an hour. I bet though when these idiots play exact replicas of themselves they all reach Gold 3 comfortably though.
Title: Re: FUT Champions 2018
Post by: Kiwi on October 22, 2017, 05:02:06 am
Yep - this sums it up for me too - "So many cheap goals and hollow wins. Is it bad programming or stuff in the code? Whichever it is it shouldn't be there."

And also that last opponent - as you say ... where's the joy in continuing to spam that actually hoping for the bad code/glitch to gift you the win.

Morons - the majority of them. 
Title: Re: FUT Champions 2018
Post by: UltimateSimmov2 on October 22, 2017, 10:19:18 am
7-7.  Of those 7 losses, 4 have been because of a 90th min 'injury time' winner or equaliser

It really is a joke this.  How can +2 mins last as long as maybe 10 in game, or just long enough to gift your opponent that vital goal.  It got to the point after a couple of the L's I started playing around just to keep the clock ticking but then somehow the AI assisted passing slots it perfectly into their strikers path when your pointing the direction in the total different direction

26 to play tomorrow.  Dreading it
Title: Re: FUT Champions 2018
Post by: Kiwi on October 22, 2017, 02:40:59 pm
I'm so done with this bullsh!t.

Console 'removed' from my study ... thank you very much.
Title: Re: FUT Champions 2018
Post by: TWS001 on October 22, 2017, 07:06:28 pm
I got to 12-10 last night. Exactly what I was last week when the eight game losing streak kicked in......
Title: Re: FUT Champions 2018
Post by: TWS001 on October 22, 2017, 09:51:27 pm
Have moved on to 17-12 this morning, so I've already equalled last weeks effort. As long as I don't lose 12 straight games..............

Just had two straight 3-0 first half rage quits. Last game I faced Umtiti and Mascherano. Mandzukic had an absolute field day!
Title: Re: FUT Champions 2018
Post by: TWS001 on October 22, 2017, 10:30:44 pm
Mario Gomez hat trick gets me to 18 wins with ten games still left. Pressure off! Was an absolute battle against the strongest levels of BS in that game, but the 352 has been a resounding success.
I think the formation can only work if you manually defend, and the reason I switched to it, to combat the narrow, typical trashy play style of 41212(2) and 4321, whilst having width still plus the small quick and big target man strikers options mean it breaks down defences easily most times. Have scored so many goals from crosses.
Now let's see how far I can get with the remaining ten games!
Title: Re: FUT Champions 2018
Post by: TWS001 on October 23, 2017, 01:37:45 am
I'm looking forward to watching the first futchamps regionals. It's going to be so bad. People scoring from 50% of the kick offs, everyone just drilling passes forward with no build up play at all until eventually the defender produces a messed up animation and they run through on goal and low driven it in. The game is going to come across so badly on it's current state. Will be a laughing stock.
Title: Re: FUT Champions 2018
Post by: Kiwi on October 23, 2017, 05:58:22 pm
16 wins.

After the bunch of quits last night, I decided to try a single team today. Needed 6 wins from 10 games to get to 18. Started with a loss, then won 3 in a row ... and then it hit - was leading 4-2 with 2 minutes to play. Conceded in the 89th min, then, with the longest 2 min of ET I of course conceded another. Diabolical situation ensued in ET and my CB scored a comical OG. I quit.

Then quit another, and another. Needed to win the last 2 - but wasn't in it! Wa watching a Dragon's Den (CA) on the side ... couldn't be arsed.

AAANNNNDDDD ... let's build an 80-rated to try play DKT ... again.

Yep - insanity.
Title: Re: FUT Champions 2018
Post by: Kiwi on October 23, 2017, 06:02:55 pm
And this is my 80-rated team ... ;)

(https://i.imgur.com/12TqdAw.jpg)
Title: Re: FUT Champions 2018
Post by: TWS001 on October 24, 2017, 01:14:42 am
I ended up 20-20. Only won 2 of the last 10 games. Every single match was exactly the same, opponent just spamming crap up the middle. I was at the stage where i really couldn't be bothered.
Have decided to tweak some instructions and gone into the DKT today. Three wins so in the final with silly teams where I'm using players to complete the loyalty for the Hybrid Master SBC and that 50k pack. So far Raul Jimenez has three goals and three assists from his two games as target man.

But the most ridiculous thing since I last posted was I managed to score a goal with my goalkeeper for the first time since I did it twice in not long at the back end of Fifa 16. Was some stupid game where I'd had shot after shot but was 4-2 down to the opponents only shots, usual rubbish. Timo Horn went up for the corner, I selected him and he produced an absolute bullet header.
Title: Re: FUT Champions 2018
Post by: TheBaldyBuddha on October 24, 2017, 03:20:03 am
After finishing SB last night i was 1-1 in WL decided to complete the obligatory 5 games first game 2-2 after 15 mins finished 3-2 to him after pounding his goal only for him to break away and score in the 99th min

Next one i won 1-0 don't know how as it was 23 shots 22 OT to his 0 & 0 57% pass acc and 31% poss the game is a joke decided to quit in the 1st min of the 5th to finish on 2-3 CBA with online play at all.

Got Alderweireld in one of my SB packs for E2 handy 36k+  when all the kids see EA's tweet about no TOTY, bought 5 Sterlings at 90k or under hoping for a rise  ;)

 
Title: Re: FUT Champions 2018
Post by: Kiwi on October 24, 2017, 04:16:10 pm
Had some time during the course of the day today, to play. Qualified by winning the DKT - something like the 5th attempt. Again, utter nutters playing with the typical play style  ... and scoring :o.

Anyway, managed to control the final to cruise home ... again, insanity rules. :P
Title: Re: FUT Champions 2018
Post by: TWS001 on October 24, 2017, 11:19:33 pm
Managed to win the DKT first go. Played the first three games yesterday and won the final this morning 6-5. Was one of those crazy games. There was never more than one goal difference in the score. I had 21 shots to my opponents 7 so I think I deserved to win!

Played a load of Fortnite squad games last night and for some reason played a game in Division 8 afterwards. I was had won all four previous games so only needed a win for the title. The opponents team was a full attribute card team. They must have all had pace cards on because I've never seen a team move so quick! Luckily after a couple of extremely dodgy goals conceded I won 4-2 with 67% of possession. He was just spamming through balls from everywhere! He may also have not got a touch of the ball from about 82 minutes onwards as it was just annoying so killed the game. Probably about 15k on attribute cards well spent! LOL!
Bronze pack is also paying out huge the past day or so with these weird SBCs. Have made well over 100k selling off mainly League 2 CMs and a few other players such as League 1 off nation LBs and even a 58 rated Oxford goalkeeper for 8.5k. It's absolutely crazy what people unnecessarily pay without thinking about it on SBCs!
Title: Re: FUT Champions 2018
Post by: gladiatorrrrrr on October 25, 2017, 01:10:56 am
it is funny to read your adventures guys. All the BS going on, the crappy game and still you all try (and successfully) qualify for the WL.  ;D

Played this weekend side-by-side with the youngest. He WL me SB and BF1. He showed me the insanity that sometimes goes on. I had to laugh, sorry. My SB had some idiotic moments too. Couldn't score against a team (ICON Van Basten hit the post 5 times, 1-0 up, 5 minutes before time. From the kick-off the AI scores 1-1. Nothing I could do. Than ET, 1-2, 2-2, 2-3, 3-3, 4-3, 4-4 and 5-4 win. 7 goals in ET  :o :D Come on, how serious can you  take this game? NOT

Title: Re: FUT Champions 2018
Post by: Kiwi on October 25, 2017, 05:02:04 pm
Indeed Glad! Sign of insanity ... or old age, or both :D

And wow ... 7 goals in ET is hilarious!
Title: Re: FUT Champions 2018
Post by: TheBaldyBuddha on October 25, 2017, 11:06:49 pm
http://fifaforums.easports.com/en/discussion/324535/fifa-18-title-update-3#latest
Title: Re: FUT Champions 2018
Post by: TWS001 on October 26, 2017, 12:57:01 am
Hopefully it kills the horrendous play style you encounter half way through the weekend league and onwards with the passes just smashed forward up the middle with no thought at all. However going on EAs history in this, they completely break something else entirely!
Title: Re: FUT Champions 2018
Post by: Kiwi on October 26, 2017, 04:52:40 am
Well, that does appear to be a step in the right direction. But, am cynical like you mate ... something else will break or there'll be a new flaw to expose.
Title: Re: FUT Champions 2018
Post by: Kiwi on October 28, 2017, 06:20:11 am
Didn't start too early last night, but still had a run of 7 games - 4-3 record. Positive for once! ;D. Decided that I'll use the Serie A team, rather than swapping out. Better with consistency ... unfortunate for using unique teams.

Last game I was 0-2 down within 20 min and managed to fight back and score in the 90th min (what else) for a 4-3 win. Only afterwards did I see his team name - SNATCHNGRAB (or something of the sort) ... he certainly snatched a loss in the final throws of the game.

Still, it's a 352 team which is pretty much different to the bog-standard 4321 with a pause at the start. So boring - as usual.
Title: Re: FUT Champions 2018
Post by: Kiwi on October 28, 2017, 08:16:13 am
Had 2 games this morning before people arriving. First one - 5-1 victory ... flawless connection. 2nd - lose 1-2 in an absolute abysmally bad one - guessing this is what you experienced TWS. I was 'quite mad' and just slid at one point - multiple times. Laughed out when I saw the CB slide 1-2 seconds after I had pushed the button.

Moving on ...
Title: Re: FUT Champions 2018
Post by: TWS001 on October 28, 2017, 09:32:52 am
I didn't even bother again this evening. Finish up 5-6 this afternoon and that was after coming from 2-0 down to win the last two I played. It's just horrendous trying to battle through lag and non sensical player animations and horrible touches and seeming random massively underhit passes. Didn't even bother again this evening. Played Fortnite instead and thoroughly enjoyed myself, picking up two squad victories. Will try again tomorrow but not looking forward to it.
Title: Re: FUT Champions 2018
Post by: TWS001 on October 28, 2017, 09:34:19 am
Seems a lot of people are getting lag and delay today for whatever reason, but I think this one takes the award!

https://clips.twitch.tv/AssiduousNiceCodBleedPurple
Title: Re: FUT Champions 2018
Post by: gladiatorrrrrr on October 28, 2017, 08:28:50 pm
Oh wow.....haha

Probably my last week for SB will start playing online again. Oh dear

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Title: Re: FUT Champions 2018
Post by: TWS001 on October 28, 2017, 11:43:20 pm
Went from 5-6 to 5-10, including some absolutely top draw crap going on. I picked up an icon 86 Schmeichel yesterday. He won me my first game yesterday morning, but since then has let in some of the worst goals I've let in in years. Dropped him from both teams at 5-10, put in Horn and Butland (I know, I know!) and let in one goal in the next four games and am now 9-10.
Schmeichel is absolutely appalling, let's in everything. Will sell as soon as his price starts rising on the hype of the next lot of icon SBC's.
Title: Re: FUT Champions 2018
Post by: TWS001 on October 30, 2017, 10:41:14 am
Ended up 20-20 for the second week running. Game play an absolute mess. Fun times!
Got the 17 wins I needed for Gold 2 monthly, so hopefully I keep the luck with red monthly cards from last year!
Title: Re: FUT Champions 2018
Post by: UltimateSimmov2 on October 30, 2017, 11:09:22 am
Strange WL for me this week.  Started off the usual 1 win, 1 loss routine and was 6-6.

Griezmann's time in the club ended.  Great card but either has a great game or goes invisible.  Sold everything off that I could and just stretched to get Bale as his replacement.  Good choice

Ended Saturday on 12-8.

Sunday started off a little rocky but kept it to 14-11.  Some of the best FUT I've played this year in that stretch, even in some defeats (90th min namely).  4 wins from 15 needed.  Simples right??  5 wins gives me Gold 2 monthly.  Simples... yeah right.

In the next 13 games, 3 wins, 10 losses.  In 9 of those losses I either conceded a 90th min winner or equalizer.  Some random pass selection from the AI put my opponents through on net more than 6 or 7 times.  That aside, still playing some proper decent stuff.  Pity the opponents were not doing the same and the game was 'assisting' them shall we say

So 2 games to go.  1 win needed for 18.  2 for Gold 2 monthly

Lets see what amazing things happen next


Title: Re: FUT Champions 2018
Post by: Kiwi on October 30, 2017, 11:25:19 am
Good luck Simmo!

Well done TWS ... certainly flying the flag here better than me :D
Title: Re: FUT Champions 2018
Post by: UltimateSimmov2 on October 31, 2017, 09:10:29 am
Lost the first 4-3.... in the 90th min.  Was up 3-1 in that one  :-\

Last game.  All normal service resumed.  Felt like a different game.  Everything going my way.  Crushing win 5-1 for the 18 wins.  No gold 2 monthly which was disappointing.

No doubt monthly rewards will bring IF Dost.  Only want IF Jesus, just so I can sell my NIF and generate some coins.  Club is bare ATM

Lets do it all again next week  ::)
Title: Re: FUT Champions 2018
Post by: Kiwi on October 31, 2017, 09:59:55 am
Good job mate.

And yep ... rinse/repeat on Friday again (my time at least).
Title: Re: FUT Champions 2018
Post by: Kiwi on November 02, 2017, 06:00:17 am
Struggled in the DKT ... right from Monday night (again, my time). Tueday night, got a EA disconnect after leading in the semi - thought I should have a chat with EA suppor but I'm not one to be wanting a freebie into the WL.

Yesterday, played a little earlier in the evening than I normally do. Same crap - even after the patch. I did feel slightly that some passing was off and could see at times. Regardless of patch, there are the obvious twats in the world - met this one in the semi:
(https://i.imgur.com/ZB0HUER.jpg)

1-0 up for the majority of the game, until he subbed on R9 and Henry. Brain-dead movement by CB's - twice - and out we go again.

For the first time ever, used up all attempts in a DKT & was thinking this could be a quiet weekend ;D.

Not to be though ... a few hours later, a quit/disconnect by my opponent at HT in the final. I was 4-3 up with the 7 goals coming in 26 min ::) :o. Defences parting like the Red Sea at times - nuts!
Title: Re: FUT Champions 2018
Post by: TWS001 on November 03, 2017, 09:13:28 pm
Won the daily tournament second go after losing in the final first go. On the second run, I switched back to 4231(2) from 352. Haven't gone off the formation, but wanted to try something out. Won 7-2, 2-2 (3-0 pens), 2-0 rq and 3-0. My experiment was pretty successful! Probably won't be playing much weekend league this weekend because of work so haven't built anything new.

Sold off some stuff yesterday afternoon. Sold 86 Schmeichel for 300k. He went down 50k when they all got dumped at 6pm. A nice little 35k profit. Happy. Sold the Gabriel Jesus I packed from last weeks rewards. Got some decent use out of him and sold for 54k. After 6pm he was at least 10k cheaper. Happy. Also sold IF Danilo Pereira for 64k (bought for 13k) and IF Brahimi for 28k (bought for 12k). Neither of them went up so was perfect time to sell and I have so many coins just waiting to be spent.

Rewards weren't great. From weeklies I got nothing good. From monthlies I got Granqvist, Felleini, Altidore and Fabra.already had the last two so I'll be able to sell at least.
Title: Re: FUT Champions 2018
Post by: Kiwi on November 04, 2017, 07:16:27 am
Was out last night - watched Thor:Ragnarok. With Taika Watiti directing this one, it was awesome to see the Kiwi humour (and actors) in there. I don't watch trailers any more so had no idea about certain aspects. His character in the movie was spot-on Kiwi and Jeff G. was also a treat. Absolutely loved it! ;D

Anyway ... meant that I only played 1 last night - a 5-4 win against a team with 2 silver strikers. His Pickford was in incredible form and I had to come back from being down - 3 times! My CB's gave away 2 penalties too ::). So stressed after that I went and read my book in bed. Done.

Title: Re: FUT Champions 2018
Post by: Kiwi on November 04, 2017, 07:52:35 am
Oh ... and did make a few team changes.

Kept to 352 as I do best with width in the midfield and a 2-striker partnership. The CAM has been a struggle - really wanting a 91 Ronaldinho (3M+ is simply too dear) - and wanting a decent partner for Neymar but must be a tall, strong, good finisher. IF Cavani is still going to go down in price and therefore I too settled on THE legend - another year, another MVB ;D.

Got Hagi at CAM too as nothing in L1 excites me.
Title: Re: FUT Champions 2018
Post by: TWS001 on November 04, 2017, 08:33:15 am
As suspected, I'm going to get nowhere near enough time to play my games this weekend. Had a crazy 12 hour plus shift, and more of the same the next two days. Managed to play five tonight ans ended up 3-2.
First game I was 2-1 down going in to the 90th minute, but won 4-2 without extra time. It was like his defence just disappeared! That game saw two goals for Mario Gomez. That took him to 101 goals in his 100th game. Also has 59 assists, so really liking him this year. Tiredness started setting in quickly though. WLWLW was my sequence of results and by the end of the last game, an easy 2-0 win, I knew that was enough. If I hit anything over Silver 3 this week I'll be amazed. Bronze 1 will probably be me done if tonight's tiredness is anything to go by.
Title: Re: FUT Champions 2018
Post by: gladiatorrrrrr on November 04, 2017, 05:20:30 pm
MvB nice Kiwi! Amazing card and an amazing player. Hagi feels so weak but does it show?

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Title: Re: FUT Champions 2018
Post by: Kiwi on November 04, 2017, 06:04:01 pm
Agreed mate - great card indeed. Current stats - 27 games with 29 scored and 18 assists.

Hagi - yep, definitely not the strongest! He's scored 22 times with 16 assists in the same amount of games.
Title: Re: FUT Champions 2018
Post by: TWS001 on November 04, 2017, 09:02:07 pm
After my brief use (25 games) and profit with Schmeichel, I am looking to get another Icon soon. Nearly bought an 86 Overmars, but changed my mind due to the very limited time I'll have to play this weekend. Will have a look at things again on Monday when I'll need to win the dkt.
Title: Re: FUT Champions 2018
Post by: Kiwi on November 05, 2017, 07:42:45 am
11-11 after last night's games. Quit the last 2 so ominous signs ;D.

Aw man ... this game. Typical game:
Go into it thinking "don't rage, don't rage".
Team screen ... ah, PL twat incoming.
Kick-off - sprint forward.
Rage.

Worse if I concede and then I'm thinking I can't do this and simply want to move on.

Genuinely, it's not the losing. Sure, I super competitive and winning is high up on the list. It's just the monotony of the same-old, same-old.

Stuck record I guess - it happens to us all.
Title: Re: FUT Champions 2018
Post by: Kiwi on November 05, 2017, 07:43:17 am
AND WHY AM I PLAYING THE SAME OLD ARS3HOLES OVER ... AND OVER .... AND OVER AGAIN!

F&%k me.
Title: Re: FUT Champions 2018
Post by: Kiwi on November 05, 2017, 07:54:47 am
Another 2 losses to start.

Stunned.
Title: Re: FUT Champions 2018
Post by: gladiatorrrrrr on November 05, 2017, 08:41:40 am
Keep it cool kiwi. You are better than that!

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Title: Re: FUT Champions 2018
Post by: Kiwi on November 05, 2017, 08:57:52 am
Ah mate, thanks ... But this game kills me.

Third game (and last for this morning!) Up 2-0, not the best player - at all. Find myself down 2-4 by the 60th min. The changing and 1-2's ... you can't touch it or defend against it - just insane.

Manage to equalise, and score in ET. Proceed to concede twice - again changing is just 'not there' - and simply switched off the console. I know it's psychological and at times I'm only see what goes against me, but these little bumps on your player when you have possession - where his player recovers quicker - it's driving me nuts.

Part of me wants to physically smack the idiot I'm playing against as the majority are simply abusing flaws. The other wants to smack an EA exec + dev for allowing the crap to happen.

Again, saying the same things ... expecting different results. Why? :D
Title: Re: FUT Champions 2018
Post by: UltimateSimmov2 on November 05, 2017, 10:49:15 am
Desperate this weekend so far.  Should take a break but am well in the f**k it attitude

Getting beaten by some shocking players, with the usual up 2-1, then in the last 5 mins concede the equaliser then to in extended 90th min time get beat with a f**king rebound goal.

12 wins with 9 f**king games left.  No chance unless the game lets me win.  Don't know how much longer I can put up with this

My 2 teams work... during the week.  Come Friday they go on holiday.  This EA adaptive difficulty has ruined what I thought was a great addition to the FIFA series.

Guess my chances of regional qualifiers is out the window  ;D

I pray that come Wednesday and the XB1X I can find a new vice as FUT has won me out
Title: Re: FUT Champions 2018
Post by: TWS001 on November 05, 2017, 04:54:33 pm
Didn't bother last night. So three wins from the five games I've played will give me Bronze 2. Just couldn't face it yesterday after work. Did a few of the squads from all the different League SBC's. Didn't pack anything.

Did ok on Fortnite though. Was so close to my first solo win. The three games I played ended in 5th, 2nd and 10th place finishes. A game that you actually have control of, not the seemingly out of your hands stuff of FIFA!
Title: Re: FUT Champions 2018
Post by: Kiwi on November 05, 2017, 07:38:53 pm
Ended on 16. So ... 11-9 by Saturday night and 5-15 for Sunday (just finished at 9:30 PM). Spent a good part of the day sanding down a table, so only really played the morning bit, few games during lunch and then evening onwards.

Way too many quits of course. CBA so don't really care too much. Great thing is MvB is proving to be great - as expected - 50 games, 47 goals and 24 assists. Plenty of finishes from outside the box.

EA really needs to get Seasons on dedicated servers - would play that more during the weekend tbh. My brain just can't get over the AI in Squad Battles. That and the fact that there is only 4 games/day.
Title: Re: FUT Champions 2018
Post by: gladiatorrrrrr on November 06, 2017, 09:02:34 am
How is Hagi doing for you Kiwi?

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Title: Re: FUT Champions 2018
Post by: Kiwi on November 06, 2017, 09:26:10 am
Hagi ... used him last back in '15 I think, and overall he's a great CAM. He ended up on 30 goals and 23 assists, from the 50 games. Again, plenty of quits in there so not the best to look purely at stats.

Probably not worth the 700k+ if I have to be honest - he is in there for chem purposes and was a filler for the weekend. I think Pjanic has done a great job and more than comparable to Hagi - at 100k he's a bargain if I have to compare :D.

I would put others higher up the list if I was looking to try them - but this is given the fact we have tried them in previous releases.
Title: Re: FUT Champions 2018
Post by: gladiatorrrrrr on November 06, 2017, 05:39:50 pm
Thanks Kiwi. I am using the 88 Rui Costa. He is great but as you say not sure if the price tag is worth it. Still it is great fun to play with him.

Think the strikers is a different story. Their finishing and shot power are outrageous

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Title: Re: FUT Champions 2018
Post by: Kiwi on November 07, 2017, 05:03:46 am
Yeah - agreed on the strikers. There's not many that have the likes of what MvB has - height, good strength, very good dribbling (for the height) and even decent balance.

It's pretty sad that the 89 version is not too far off the 93 - would be surprised if you really feel the difference in-game. Small bits on the 91 is a bit off-putting.
Title: Re: FUT Champions 2018
Post by: Kiwi on November 07, 2017, 05:21:13 am
Last night, finished games later than usual. Tried the DKT tournament - I should really rename the whole FUT Champions experience to an "am I insane" experience.

But yep, 3rd time round qualified again. What's going to be worse this weekend, is the fact that we have a house-warming (at our house) on Saturday, so the majority of games will be played on Sunday. Great!

Back to the DKT, first attempt lost in the final - penalties. Ping-pong affair - 4-4 at FT and my PK's are pretty poor at the moment. Last year (without the trainer - promise ;D) I probably won 85% of games that went to PK - the kid would hand off to me when he played. Now, you can do the same thing one after the other - one goes straight down the line and the other is wide - metre past the post. Have done the skill games - has not helped.

Anyhoo ... 2nd attempt was a QF nightmare - down 0-4 within 25 min ... just "one of those". Kept playing and started a new one, got a few RQ's and then the semi was a walkover. Up 4-0 after 25 min-ish myself, the guy kept playing though and won 6-1.

The Final ... was "quite frustrating" ... down to 2 Son goals after 16 min - one a rebound (yeah, whatever!) and another a dismal failed attempt at clearing the ball by a CB. I thought at that point I would switch off and move on, but his celebration made me play on. I scored shortly after HT, only to concede within a few minutes again. ARRGGH! Played on - again - after THAT celebration.

When Zaza scored the winner 3 minutes from time, I paused twice and breathed in and out - switched to defensive and hogged the ball till the end. Ended at 11:30 and struggled to sleep and now feel even older this morning ;D :D

Also, just on the whole goal-scoring bit ... I had 2 x 8-5 games (both won) this weekend. I read on the dark side about some people saying that certain games are "so slow and boring". I do get that some games are indeed like that but the majority of games are such a goal-fest it's also partly the reason why am I think the experience sucks. Too many goals just makes it even more of a lottery.

But, I guess EA just has to keep feeding those delinquents goals galore, else they won't spend $$.
Title: Re: FUT Champions 2018
Post by: Kiwi on November 07, 2017, 05:52:22 am
Oh ... did not use the OP team last night - used this primarily:
(https://i.imgur.com/QGEWvW3.png)

Loving the front 3!
Pereiro ... great, great card! Big guy with plenty shot power and long shots, makes for some rippers. 8 in 7 with 1 assist. Yes, a CAM with 1 assist because I don't pass too often with him. Feels a lot better than 61 balance - must be that Catalyst chem style ;). Seriously, he's got all the right stats in the right places.
Lozano ... Pace galore of course, but a great finisher - must say. 8 in 7 with 7 assists.
Locadia ... had him for a while now but used him as a sub plenty times. Overall his stats are 44 games with 21 goals and 21 assists. I'm pretty sure the 7 games in this team meant that he'd have the same stats as the other 2.

On the back 3 ... man, what OP CB's. Sure, a bit rough when it comes to ball control/passing - need to be careful on that front. Certainly handy not spending coins on the likes of Boateng, Sokratis and Hummels.
Title: Re: FUT Champions 2018
Post by: TheBaldyBuddha on November 07, 2017, 12:58:42 pm
Kiwi love Vogt one player that is an IF away form being a god
Title: Re: FUT Champions 2018
Post by: Kiwi on November 07, 2017, 04:14:06 pm
Hmmm ... haven't thought about that as yet. Do agree, that would be an awesome card.
Title: Re: FUT Champions 2018
Post by: gladiatorrrrrr on November 07, 2017, 08:26:29 pm
interesting card ; Vogt. Need to give it a try too

What do you think of IF aranguiz? For me he has played godly ; played 111 games with him, 40 goals and a whoopie 45 assists.

Title: Re: FUT Champions 2018
Post by: Kiwi on November 08, 2017, 05:56:59 am
Haven't used him enough Glad (34 games) but bought him early as I loved his NIF back in '16.

I don't hit long shots too well with him and therefore restrict the amount of times I shoot.
Title: Re: FUT Champions 2018
Post by: TWS001 on November 08, 2017, 09:20:46 pm
Had one of those days on Fifa yesterday. Wasn't on work so had time to play the tournament. Wished I hadn't. Was playing some terrible stuff. Got to a couple of finals but just kept losing stupid games. If it was the weekend league I probably wouldn't have even got ten wins the way I was playing! Used up all the attempts so have to win it in the more limited time I have tonight and tomorrow night if I want to play the weekend league this weekend.
Marquee Matchups though may have given me something that could help in this mission......

To be honest though, I won't be heartbroken to miss out!
Title: Re: FUT Champions 2018
Post by: TWS001 on November 10, 2017, 12:29:56 am
Had one attempt at the dkt last night. Got to the final, but didn't enjoy any of it. Just not enjoying the game at the moment. Just a slog through the heavily AI influenced mess this game has become. Playing this game at the moment I feel what I felt playing Fifa 13 in the March of that games cycle. I have seven attempts left to make the weekend league but at the moment I couldn't care less. Not working after today, so would have plenty of time but 40 games of that against pacey 4321s all playing exactly the same way and dreadful random gameplay and stupid idiotic bounces to gift pathetic goals? Just don't want to inflict that on myself.

Having way too much fun on Fortnite at the moment. Have four squads and three duos wins, but no solos yet. Best was a second play. Yesterday though I almost won a duos after my team mate died very quickly, but survived until the very end so that it was me vs another lone guy, but he had much better health and survived a big shotgun blast. Really liking the tactical play, and as I am not the best at gun fights, I seem to have become decent at getting around the map without being detected. So much fun for a free game.
Title: Re: FUT Champions 2018
Post by: TWS001 on November 11, 2017, 02:53:19 am
So last night made an attempt to make the weekend league (Why?!). First go, walked to the final, although it was mostly dreadful crap game play as ever. Came up against a Top 100 player with four Icons and four red Futchamps players. That was the end of that.
First round of the second attempt, this time a team with three icons. He rage quit at 2-0 down after 6 minutes! Second round, four icons! The guy totally outplayed me but this is the mess that is Fifa 18 so of course I won 3-2 with two 90th minute goals. The semi final was easy, but the final, I again got completely outplayed. It was deja vu though and two more 90th minute goals gave me a 2-0 win. The final shot count was 18-4 to the opponent. This game seriously!
Title: Re: FUT Champions 2018
Post by: TWS001 on November 11, 2017, 04:41:28 am
Less said about how weekend league has gone so far the better. 4-9!
Not enjoying it one bit. Some of the absolute joke gameplay I've witnessed earlier takes some believing! Players, when the game decides, can't make a three yard pass in the direction they're facing or it just plays it in a totally different nonsensical direction, opponent scores from the counter. You can get taken out from behind and of course, the opponent scores from the counter. This year more than every before, the game is being manipulated by the AI. It's so, so bad.

I've switched back to 4231(2) and have picked up a couple of wins after being 2-8 with 352. So many times my defence was completely AWOL for no apparent reason at all, apart from the AI deciding it was time for the opposition to have a chance. The game is a complete and utter joke right now.
Title: Re: FUT Champions 2018
Post by: TWS001 on November 11, 2017, 05:02:19 am
This video was posted on the dark side the other day. Think it got deleted. Apply what it says to Fifa and it goes a long way to explaining the mess of a game we now have.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=iSgA_nK_w3A

Add that to the quotes that the Fifa Creative Director was spouting recently and there you go.
Title: Re: FUT Champions 2018
Post by: TWS001 on November 12, 2017, 01:53:49 am
Have recovered things a bit. Have gone from 5-12 to 10-14 this morning. Three clean sheets in a row helped matters.
Have made a huge huge signing. In comes Dennis Bergkamp which means it's time to play false 9 again! Need 8 wins from 16 games. Fully expect it to come down to the very last match..........
Title: Re: FUT Champions 2018
Post by: gladiatorrrrrr on November 12, 2017, 04:52:35 am
Ah Bergkamp. Great player. Skillful but I never felt 'love' for him. Too clinical ..

Verstuurd vanaf mijn SM-G930F met Tapatalk

Title: Re: FUT Champions 2018
Post by: Kiwi on November 12, 2017, 09:56:51 am
Bergkamp in this game is the ultimate CAM/CF. Not 100% sure about his 87 card (low-ish on stamina), but his past legend cards have been brilliant to use.
Title: Re: FUT Champions 2018
Post by: Kiwi on November 12, 2017, 09:58:13 am
Was 8-7 up till around midday yesterday. Then had to do some things in prep for the housewarming and tried a few quick games ... lost 3 on the trot.

Midday now here ... Sunday ... "you playing for fun" - I'm trying to convince myself.
Title: Re: FUT Champions 2018
Post by: Kiwi on November 12, 2017, 07:15:04 pm
Got the 18 wins with 4 to spare.

Some typical BS in there - boy, oh boy. I'm just thankful that I managed 10 games on Friday night. Pretty lengthy run today and with Sundays typically been so bad, I'm pretty happy with the weekend performance. Probably the first one in '18.
Title: Re: FUT Champions 2018
Post by: TWS001 on November 13, 2017, 11:35:04 pm
Got Silver 1 and gave up. It has got so bad. I'm at the stage where every little stupid thing in game, a random underhit or misplaced pass when it goes nowhere near where I'm aiming, the opponent carving through me from behind and no foul being give, any type of nonsense, just makes me tilt. Working next weekend so taking a break from this crap game. It isn't fun anymore in anyway at all, winning or losing.
Title: Re: FUT Champions 2018
Post by: Kiwi on November 14, 2017, 07:55:52 am
Yeah ... "fun and FUT champs (or FIFA)" is not used much now.

The kid (and me to an extant now) browse the fifa subreddit and it's obvious that many are not happy. Unfortunately - as we all know - there are just too many people that constantly buy the game, spend the hundreds/thousands on FP and will continue to do so - forever more.

Call me cynical, but there will simply never be a scenario where EA don't meet their revenue numbers. They've got millions hooked and it will never change. Those that fall off/spend less are replaced by new 9/10 year olds with daddy's credit card.

Not sure if you have seen the EA SW BF 2 response about DLC cost of Darth Vader. Most downvoted reddit post - ever ... and by some margin ... 10+ times! I do think there are a bunch of idiots there - if you are that keen on a game, then spend the hours playing and earn the hero ... don't give in and buy him. But ... the reality is that he is available to purchase and I guess that grates many.

Regardless, it just shows that they've got the model wrong - now it may not be a bad thing (ofc it's not from a business perspective), but the method communication/trying to sell it ... man, there are just idiots running/working at that place.

Similarly, this one proves that as well - https://www.reddit.com/r/xboxone/comments/7ch1f5/eas_community_manager_calls_concerned_battlefront/. Loved the top comment tho'! FYI - this is the deleted tweet - http://archive.is/DenaU.
Title: Re: FUT Champions 2018
Post by: Kiwi on November 18, 2017, 02:25:39 pm
Back in the slog. 3-3 from last night, and then managed to win 4 in a row before losing to a ... "basic" player. Positive record - won't complain.
Title: Re: FUT Champions 2018
Post by: Kiwi on November 18, 2017, 08:43:13 pm
13-7 ... done for the day/night. Lost the last game of the night - bit fatigued I think!

Way better than my previous WL's. Decided on 1 critical change .- only play home games!

Did come up against this monster:
(https://i.imgur.com/Lgk7flk.png)

Was up 5-0 and eventually finished 6-2. Interestingly he wasn't the worst player - not at all. It's just the front 3 I'm playing with, was firing on all cylinders.

Must say, IF Lozano is just incredibly clinical! Back-to-back hat tricks too. Love this front 3.
Title: Re: FUT Champions 2018
Post by: TWS001 on November 18, 2017, 08:50:49 pm
Weekend off the weekend league for me. Got to work 12 hours again today and tomorrow, and did yesterday as well. Didn't even bother to qualify anyway. Got IF Thauvin from marquee matchups the other day, but my best player from rewards on Thursday was Bas Dost. Have played a few games during the week. All false 9 with Bergkamp. Won the majority, but false 9 feels extremely vulnerable to through balls, even more than other formations.

Been playing a lot of Fortnite, trying to get that elusive first solo victory. Have come 2nd seven or eight times now, which out of 100, isn't bad, but I just cannot get the victory! Have four wins in Duos and four wins in squads so hopefully soon it'll happen!
Title: Re: FUT Champions 2018
Post by: Kiwi on November 19, 2017, 08:04:05 pm
If from MM ... nice. Rewards this side were pretty meh too.

So ... got the 18 wins with 8 games to spare - best for a LONG time! Do love the consistency with the front 3 - seriously not been this impressed by a trio, that is "not meta" (or whatever you want to call it).

Left the remaining games for tomorrow as seasons & draft is just ridiculously laggy - so frustrating.
Title: Re: FUT Champions 2018
Post by: TWS001 on November 21, 2017, 02:54:15 am
With my Christmas shifts all but done one month earlier than a normal year and only having to work Wednesday and Thursday before things are back to normal next Monday, this morning seemed like a decent time to try and get through the utter nonsense this game throws at you and get back into the game. After a very light week of Fifa by my standards, I went into the daily knockout. Went in with a French 352 and it was bad. After ditching the 352 a quarter of the way into the weekend league ten days ago, I remembered why. My defence felt non existent. It's weird because before the last patch, 352 felt quite solid and I enjoyed it. But since then have just let in the stupidest goals imaginable with it. Despite the guy not being very good, I lost 3-2 to one triple rebound/deflection monstrosity and two other goals where I had no defence at all.

After that switched things up and looking at what I had in my club, decided to build two 4411 teams. Seen somewhere that it was ok this year, and being similar to 4231(2) which I've used the most over the past year, gave it a go. Ended up with a full German and full French team, as per the requirements.
First game, a Mario Gomez hattrick gave me an easy 5-2 win. Switched to the French team and goals from IF Alessandrini, purple Giroud and Ben Yedder gave me a comfortable 3-1 win. Into the semi final and it was a stroll. Another hattrick from Mario Gomez helped me to a 6-0 victory.
Into the final and I was faced with a Brazilian team with Gabriel Jesus upfront and was soon 2-0 down. Got back to 2-2 went to 2-3 in the second half, back to 3-3 but conceded again straight away but pulled it back to 4-4 on 86 minutes. Into extra time and I went 5-4 up but again, got pegged back to 5-5 on 118 minutes. This being Fifa though, the scoring wasn't done. In the 120th minute (what else?), I had a shot saved but the ball fell to Ben Yedder for a 6-5 win. The hero of the match though was purple Giroud who ended with four goals and two assists.
Have had fun with him in the 42 games he's played. Has just under 40 goals. Can feel totally useless at times, miss controlling simple balls and messing stuff up, but the goals he scores tend to be first time bullet shots in the penalty area, or just putting an unstoppable rocket past the keeper from the edge of the box when you take optimistic shots. Just seems like he has a completely separate shooting system to any other player!

This wasn't the end of things though. There was a 5k gold pack to open. Incredibly, there was a Buffon waiting to walk out and give me an extra 53.5k!

This means I'm going to try out a couple 4411 teams in seasons either tonight or most likely tomorrow. Made a couple of teams with Bergkamp at CF in both and a collection of random mainly discard IF's around him in both teams. Will see if it's a viable formation, although I suspect the lack of a CDM may leave you open to the one two through ball pace merchant counter attack 4321 and 41212(2) that inhabit this game.
Title: Re: FUT Champions 2018
Post by: Kiwi on November 21, 2017, 05:29:11 am
Good job and congrats on that pull - rare on a 5k pack! Nice one.
Title: Re: FUT Champions 2018
Post by: TWS001 on November 25, 2017, 12:40:06 am
Didn't play much during the week after my dkt win on Monday, but did manage to win the Division 6 title and the first game in Division 5. Been using the 4411 and I really like it going forward, but I guess Bergkamp at CF helps!
Have a couple of teams made and one game each in weekend league. 4-0 and 1-0 wins is a nice start. First game was easy and tw opponent was getting really annoyed with some crazy slide tackles making ting even easier. Second game was standard weekend league. Guy had as many 90 pace players with max pace chem styles on them and by the end it was a team of small wingers after his subs. Was quite pleased with how my defence held out as my worry with the 4411 was how I'd get on against the standard one two through ball stuff. A long way to go yet though, and the biggest problem of all is that at 2-0, I already can't be bothered to play anymore games at the moment!

Managed to win my first solo game on Fortnite on Wednesday which was great at he 77th time of asking! My heart was pounding towards the end, it was so tense! Also got a win and a couple of seconds on duos yesterday evening so still very much enjoying playing that.
Title: Re: FUT Champions 2018
Post by: Kiwi on November 25, 2017, 08:38:28 pm
Struggling along. 10-8 at the moment, after a 6-3 start from last night. Just can't string together a few wins in a row.

I guess I'm struggling with the right striker - even tried loanee Henry ... not ideal, but that could just be that he's a loanee.

Ah, FIFA crashed too - just the 1 game, but everyone counts I guess :P
Title: Re: FUT Champions 2018
Post by: TWS001 on November 26, 2017, 12:58:20 am
I've moved onto 4-3 this morning. Stopped to do the SBC that gave 6 gold players and one rare. Used almost all untradable silvers got from upgrading bronze duplicates. Got a nice walk out worth 104k. Never knew Alex Sandro went for that much! Decent result.

After that one of my Fortnite friends was up for duos so after a couple of 2nd places on that I still have 33 weekend league games to play. Don't think that's going to happen!
Title: Re: FUT Champions 2018
Post by: Kiwi on November 26, 2017, 06:32:13 am
Good pull!

I saw these new packs that they were bringing out - decent addition, but really only worth it they keep adding SBC's like this. The SBC's made me not play much yesterday ... was cool.
Title: Re: FUT Champions 2018
Post by: TWS001 on November 26, 2017, 10:53:00 am
We'll, it's almost Sunday and I still have 33 games to play! That is not going to happen. Been playing Fortnite. Despite the seven games of weekend league I've played being pretty decent games, even the one I lost 4-1 after having 18 shots to the opponents 4, I just can't be bothered to grind it. The Alex Sandro profit is pretty much what I would have made from rewards, probably even more, so just can't be bothered with it!
Title: Re: FUT Champions 2018
Post by: Kiwi on November 26, 2017, 07:34:44 pm
Finished on the 18 wins. Was absolutely atrocious.

Honestly, I am stunned at the quality of opponent I lose to. I question my own sanity at times - seriously. It's either that or I wonder what EA has against me.

Then, I think about the fact that one game from another, can be WAY different. So, is it really connection - does this have a material impact? The kid played a few games this morning - 4 I think (was 2-2 btw) and I noticed how very different the pace was - between 2 consecutive games.

FYI - for the 2nd weekend in a row, I am only playing home games. Doesn't seem to have an impact - still have erratic connections ... nothing bad, but just the pace is slower in some - and those are the ones I struggle in - regardless of the quality of opponent.

Just so sad ... no, actually, just disappointing.
Title: Re: FUT Champions 2018
Post by: gladiatorrrrrr on November 28, 2017, 12:14:08 am
so why are you guys actually still playing this WL or UT in general? It should be enjoyable.

The difference between game sessions is noticeable to me too. Sometimes everything is fine. And than suddenly the next game you have players running like they are stuck in a swamp. There is button lag (I DID PASS ALREADY MINUTES AGO!!), etc. The game is unplayable.

The scripting is horrendous.  I do understand that there needs to be a sort of scripting, otherwise someone would score 20 goals. But the saves are totally from another planet. The extended legs of defenders are a joke, so are the heat seeking tackles. EA decides. It is simple as that.

I am playing a lot of pro clubs. We found out that a long pass always, (yes ALWAYS) reaches his target. No matter what. The ball flies likes a guided missile 40 meters to land perfectly at the shoe of the striker....
Title: Re: FUT Champions 2018
Post by: Kiwi on November 28, 2017, 05:54:59 am
For me Glad ... two words - dedicated servers.

Seasons is hit 'n miss. Can actually start a game on 4 green bars, and halfway through you get a 1-2 second pause/circle ... and then you keep going. So frustrating! Half of them are general tw@ts too, might not be playing as hard as in WL, but they're still doing their best to sprint through your team.

Now, if they only made Seasons dedicated servers, then I'd gladly reduce the time on WL.
Title: Re: FUT Champions 2018
Post by: Kiwi on November 28, 2017, 05:57:31 am
Oh ... and do agree with you on the scripting, "EA decides", torpedo tackling, etc.

I guess if I had to call what my "abuse" is in the game, it has to be slide tackles - I'd say (with no arrogance) that I do that pretty well. Have had LOTS of attempts over the years ;D. Why do I do it? Well, probably because the player switching can be so bad, that I feel I've got to do something else. Not the best logic, but works a lot for me.
Title: Re: FUT Champions 2018
Post by: TWS001 on November 28, 2017, 10:28:24 pm
I'm playing it very casually. Only played 7 weekend league games, and am just playing a few dkt and sesons games here and there. I enjoy trying to play my game and scoring nice goals. Bergkamp is helping in that respect.
The game is just too broken and messed up to be playing 40 games of competitive play. So just playing casually and enjoying a few games here and there and concentrating more on Fortnite, in which I pulled off my second solo win last night, killing all the final 5 guys which was intense! After that played duos and no FIFA at all.
A couple of games this morning got to the dkt final, lost 2-1 after dominating but a supercharged Begovic was saving everything whilst my keeper did nothing. Oh well.
Title: Re: FUT Champions 2018
Post by: TWS001 on November 29, 2017, 09:31:34 pm
A couple of games last night turned into four games and a dkt win. Can't see myself playing much more than 10 weekend league games though.

Played another game this morning. The opponent just sat there with 35% possession and scored every shot on the counter with three forwards, including a ridiculous joke penalty for his third while his keeper saved everything from point blank. I reeled off four goals in 15 minutes in the second half though to win, but that's me done for the day.
Title: Re: FUT Champions 2018
Post by: TWS001 on December 01, 2017, 11:42:17 am
Attempted two games tonight. First one was dodgy. Was 2-0 up and cruising. He pauses and when it returns, I have the worst lag known to man. Passes registering in the opposite direction, completely unplayable. Just quit that. Can't be bothered with that.
Second game was a standard Premier League pace fest. I had 18 shots, the opponent had not one all game. Was 2-0 up but in the first half, but then it was like I wasn't meant to score again. Posts, crossbars or Begovic making impossible saves, it just wasn't going to happen. No doubt if I'd allowed him two shots on my goal, it'd be 2-2.

But the crowning moment was this in the 88th minute:
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=HIimxWU-NPo

The game is just so messed up this year, it's unbelievable. Just like a racing game where when you're in the lead and the cars behind can suddenly overtake you out of nowhere even if you are both at top speed in exactly the same cars.
Title: Re: FUT Champions 2018
Post by: Kiwi on December 01, 2017, 01:38:09 pm
Wow ... that's crazy. It's almost as if the defender complains that he was fouled. Stupid!
Title: Re: FUT Champions 2018
Post by: Kiwi on December 03, 2017, 08:37:56 pm
10-4 ... to 17-23. Lost the last game on penalties. The amount of chances I missed ... stuns me.

Love this game ...

Wondering how and why I even bother.
Title: Re: FUT Champions 2018
Post by: TWS001 on December 04, 2017, 03:26:00 am
Well, I've been around all weekend, not been working and am still unbeaten in Weekend League! Have absolutely no wish to play it! A few games during the week and that is it for me now. Last year that happened in August, this year the back end of November. Never basically given up on a FIFA this early. Never.
Just been on the dark side and read the same stuff as ever about how bad weekend league is. Don't regret not touching it at all. Happy, stress free weekends with this afternoon, several consecutive top 8 finishes in Fortnite, including a very unlucky 2nd in my final game. Infinitely better than grinding weekend league for months on end.

Will go on FIFA later to open some bronze packs and put together a couple of teams involving some of the IF's I've gathered up in the past couple of months to use for the ten or so games I'll casually play during the week. Also maybe do a few of the League SBC teams, none of high I'm anywhere near completing. But that is about my lot on FIFA these days.
Title: Re: FUT Champions 2018
Post by: Kiwi on December 04, 2017, 09:08:56 pm
Tried the DKT ... 4 quick wins and I'm back in.

Insanity ...
Title: Re: FUT Champions 2018
Post by: TWS001 on December 05, 2017, 12:13:18 pm
And finally the dc glitch has been made public, is all over twitter and was on the forums without being deleted for over half an hour. Gives the win if done when winning, game doesn't count when losing. A well known pro apparently did it when getting destroyed by a legit German pro that streams all his games and now his results don't add up somehow when tallied with what the Champions Channel shows. Evidence and lots of shady stuff on YouTube videos that suggest pros and guys that have qualified for regionals have been using it. Incredible stuff and has apparently worked for years. Game is done if EA mess this up now.
Title: Re: FUT Champions 2018
Post by: Kiwi on December 05, 2017, 06:46:47 pm
Yeah mate ... that is quite incredible.

IMO it should put a REAL dampener on the future of this eSport. BUt, as EA have done they'll turn a blind eye to it and will promote the Regionals like nothing has happened. Nobody will be able to talk about (like the kid experienced with the network issues, etc) and all will appear 'normal'.

In a way I am actually really glad he has not pursued FUT Champs in '18
Title: Re: FUT Champions 2018
Post by: TWS001 on December 05, 2017, 11:30:39 pm
Some of the stuff going on is incredible. The whole thing is totally bent. From all the Brazilian pro's having a secret discussion group to decide on what kits and badges to use to avoid each other to German pros handing out free wins to other pro's when their own chance of qualification has gone. The whole thing is a total farce. How this mess of a game can ever be taken seriously as an esport, I'll never know.

EA need to act but we all know they'll do nothing and hide behind Team of The Group Stage for the Champions League that is rumoured this Friday and associated packs and SBC's.

There was a Fortnite tournament at the weekend and the guy that was about to win was kicked and perma banned in the final match. His friend that he plays with was within shooting range so he realised and missed on purpose and let him escape. There was a game message about teaming in solo matches a week or two back and that it carried a permanent ban. Guess this means they have zero tolerance. EA should do the same.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=xg9rqBB4Q6Y

Title: Re: FUT Champions 2018
Post by: Kiwi on December 06, 2017, 08:41:36 am
I see they have removed a bunch - including that Krasi guy.

But still - as you say - there is SO much still wrong with this.
Title: Re: FUT Champions 2018
Post by: gladiatorrrrrr on December 06, 2017, 08:22:30 pm
that is pretty bad stuff. EA will never ever take action as long as the cash is coming in.

The bizarre thing is that they tried to do micro transactions with the Star Wars 2 title and got slaughtered. They have reversed that but the FIFA community are like sheep, they will follow. So actually is a good approach of them to give the community some new shiny cards and everything is okay again.

Did you had a look at the MM SBC of this week. A joke! They fully neglect the final of the MLS, the game where the champion will be crowned. They forget about a Mersey side derby and a Manchester Derby. In stead they gave us HSV vs Wolfsburg  ::) and Midllesb vs Ipwich. Crazy

this happened to me last night, I can laugh about it now but I turned out the PS4. No FIFA for me in the coming weeks:


https://youtu.be/D-k8i5xCqZA

I am in the red shirts,.....how can this be a penalty?
Title: Re: FUT Champions 2018
Post by: UltimateSimmov2 on December 08, 2017, 11:25:09 am
Hi fellas.

Rough couple of weeks in FUT world.  2 weekends ago, went back into it after a week off not qualifying with renewed hope, but was soon dashed and finished on 11 wins.  Couldn't be bothered to play the last 7 or 8 games.
Same story this past weekend but started off not being able to buy a win.  Lost the first 8 off the bounce.  Really wasn't that bothered though.  Still came back to win 10 on the spin and finished on 10 wins... again not bothered to complete all games.

Sold off Neymar and went back to the trio of Vidal, Alaba & Boateng with Neuer in goal.  Neuer was good but no better than Ederson.  Sold him and put Martial, Bailly & Valencia as my right 3 in the 4312 and went with Firmino CAM, POTM Mane RS and brought in TIF Salah (Striker Version) at LS.  Relegated the ever reliable Suarez to the bench though. 

Deadly is the word i'd use for the team now.  Requalified at the 2nd attempt and just won the 2nd DKT at the first attempt. So WL is upon us.  I fully expect my team to be useless and can these days pretty much tell after the first 2-3 mins which team is going to win.  More time to play this weekend too so might extend the misery by playing a full set of games, but Fortnite has gripped me a bit so will see.  PUBG is on the horizon too.  Both come as a much needed welcome from the FUT mire

Good luck to all who play this weekend and well done to those who don't play it
Title: Re: FUT Champions 2018
Post by: UltimateSimmov2 on December 11, 2017, 01:01:34 pm
Well the pull of TOTGS Mbappe changed my Weekend League.

Nothing going for me but kind of enjoying the matches.  was 3-8 early doors, then Mbappe.  Sold him for 500k and briught in TOTGS Firmino.  That LFC front 3 are frighteningly awesome (ST Salah & POTM Mane)

Went on enjoying the games and finished up at  comfortable 21 wins.  Best WL gameplay since the first week or 2.  Yeah same BS but some really good gameplay

Wonder if POTM Salah will be STR or RW ??

Till next time fellas
Title: Re: FUT Champions 2018
Post by: Kiwi on December 12, 2017, 05:48:58 am
Well done Simmo - Mbappe too.

Only had about 10 hours this weekend. Got to 16 wins with 5 to spare - trying to fly through them at the end so quit quickly, even if it was against a turd who can't play to save his life, but certainly knows how to abuse ... I guess that'll describe the majority anyway.

Tried the DKT - got to the final but not played as yet. I was "out-FIFA'ed" yesterday.
Title: Re: FUT Champions 2018
Post by: TWS001 on December 13, 2017, 11:57:51 am
Played quite a few games this morning. Mixed bag really. Lost in one dkt final. Had some decent games, including one against a guy I played in one of my few games last week. Wears a weird kit, and has a strange gamer tag and uses SIF Sorloth as a second half sub, but plays nice stuff. Beat him last week, but he beat me this time. No problem with that though. Unfortunately played a few guys who swapped from 4321 to 41212(2), subbing on random fast players at kick off, and swapping fast wingers to strikers and spamming the heck out of through balls all game. As above can't play but good at abusing the very flimsy game mechanics.
Final match I played was just strange. Played an opponent who played possession stuff, tricky dribbling and subtle use of different skill moves at very difficult to predict and defend against times. Went a goal down mid way through the first half and thought I'd get destroyed. Somehow equalised at the end of the half with my only shot through a well worked De Bruyne goal with a great finish from the Belgian. I had 33% possession and just one shot. Second half was just mad. I won 4-1 and ended up having a total of 21 shots with 13 on target. Also managed to end with 45% possession. That is one hell of a turn around! I completely destroyed him.

Tonight, marquee matchups gave me Dzeko as my best player, but I managed to aquire a couple of Nice players to complete my first club in the Ligue 1 sbcs. From the Premium Electrum pack I got a walk out. Gerard Pique. A nice little 30k boost to my coins.