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This 85x10 SBC is absolutely nuts. Did the Messi SBC for free earlier and working on Cruyff and Vieira now.

 

In addition to Mbappé, Militao and Ronaldo I've packed Hazard, Varane, De Bruyne and Vinicius as well as the lower tier cards like Gini, Foden and Richarlison. Missing Barça Messi, Neymar and Fernandes.

 

edit: Cruyff completed and Barça Messi and Firmino got.

 

 

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35 minutes ago, hannay said:

Yeah bonkers.

 

Got the KDB card I wanted, then the Vincious Jnr. 

 

Then I though fuck it, let's grind this. 

 

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Think I'll go Pele next... 

What are you finding to be the most efficient method?

 

I've just started R9. I've decided I'm gonna do an icon only WL next week. Probably. I have a good team already from the 3 squad SBC.

 

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I've done Maradona, Messi and Pele now, and I've got this team. The only way I could improve this realistically is to chance on Firmino and Neymar from the SBC. I'm going to grind out Ronaldo for the bench, but I always do better with small forwards so I'll stick with that front 3.

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4 hours ago, Keiths_Dad said:

I've done Maradona, Messi and Pele now, and I've got this team. The only way I could improve this realistically is to chance on Firmino and Neymar from the SBC. I'm going to grind out Ronaldo for the bench, but I always do better with small forwards so I'll stick with that front 3.

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CR7 is pretty objectively better than all three to be honest. Although he's big he is incredibly manoeuvrable. The only player better than him is Neymar, I think. 

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Gotta give it to EA, they paced things well this year and have kept engagement going until the last gasp. 
 

ive done 200~ of the 85x and packed EVERY CARD,  except TOTY Mbappe, Messi, CR7 and Militao.

 

Ive completed Messi and CR7 SBCs, though. Also Pele. Also a dozen or so PIM SBCs with mixed results. Oh yeah and I’m ~200k in coin balance higher than when I started. 
 

Also, I was “lucky” enough to get beta access to Fifa 22, so I was trialing it a few weeks ago. Did anyone else have beta access? I’m not *supposed* to share my thoughts though 🙄
 

 

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Yeah I find it weird even once the beta ends no-one is supposed to talk. Even on Reddit they haven’t allowed it. So, what did you think?

 

My overall first-impressions were not particularly positive. Having said that, I fully expect the final game will not represent the beta, especially after the initial flurry of patches. However, last year I found myself quite enjoying the game at launch, and hoping they didn’t patch it. This year, based on the beta, I find myself hoping for the patches.

 

Some early initial impressions-

— Keepers are overall better in virtually every way, except parrying easy shots they should save, back into the path of the opponent for an easy tap-in 

— you won’t score a finesse shot unless the player has finesse trait

— jockey and running jockey had been severely nerfed, AI blocks have been increased to compensate and of course keepers have been improved in some areas to compensate. 
— broken cross still works great and forwards still have an overall ridiculous accuracy with first time shots from these bullet crosses 

— players overall felt like agile. I only played kick off but Neymar did not feel like Neymar. I’m aware I’m used to Ultimate Team so, it’s hard to be really sure on my objectivity here 

— skill moves, overall nerfed, and in some weird ways. Fake shot while running without also using L1 will no longer register as a fake shot; well I found that the fake will register but the pass will also register, leaving you kicking the ball away from your player. 
— overall skill moves execute slower, sometimes failing completely, and rarely creating an automatic speed burst or opening up any gaps as a result. 
— hard driven passes and through balls are more error prone 

 

I guess that the majority of my observations are framed negatively. I’m not a huge fan of the skill move meta that developed at high tiers in 21, although I understand it. Passing is less reliable than skill moves. Tall players and strong players are not amazingly effective. I do hope that 22 offers more viability to these off-meta cards and player types, but the beta did not fill me with hope. 
 

1997 SR for reference. I did only play around a dozen games of the beta so I didn’t deliver into detail the way I would have liked. Honestly, I played enough to say that it wasn’t enjoyable, although kick-off mode was never enjoyable to me anyway.

 

i think this year I’m going to hold off until the first 5-6 patches and see what people make of the game come the end of October/November. 

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So... a new year. A new journey. I dropped entirely off UT around Feb, but did once again enjoy a lot of time with Henrik Larsson, which is my only goal in every UT so wasn't a complete bust. I'm pre-ordering the Ultimate version this week as I have some days off work next week and setting a lot if time aside for early release FIFA and Deathloop :)

 

When does the app switch over to 22?

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15 minutes ago, MardiganX said:

So... a new year. A new journey. I dropped entirely off UT around Feb, but did once again enjoy a lot of time with Henrik Larsson, which is my only goal in every UT so wasn't a complete bust. I'm pre-ordering the Ultimate version this week as I have some days off work next week and setting a lot if time aside for early release FIFA and Deathloop :)

 

When does the app switch over to 22?

The EA Play early access trial goes live on Wednesday, so I'd guess then. Even if you go looking for the answer though, I doubt you'll find a concrete answer. One thing I've noticed the last few years is that even the people in the community who should know, like all the dickheads on YouTube, can't seem to remember what times and dates things happen each year, and present their own misremembered details as fact. It's a bit daft that this happens, given very little changes year to year - you can understand the average player to not know, but it's these pricks job to know and they still don't.

 

If you can be bothered to make a note of when things like the app launch or what time the trial drops, you could probably be a YouTube prick yourself and guarantee yourself a bunch of views each launch day.

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Cheers man, will keep an eye on it.

 

Looking at the teams boys have been building over the last few months something doesn’t make sense. If a fairly strong card gets a Chem boost, taking the vital stats of that player to 99 then what exactly is the point / benefit of these ridiculous rated players? Even the ones from months ago. There can’t be that much of a difference that a strong boosted card is so much worse than the ‘new cards’ to justify the effort and cost, is there?

 

Is there shit going on behind the scenes to nerf old cards as new ones are released to keep people wanting that marginal gain? Because if you go by stats alone, which is apparently all that is at play, then why would anyone ever need to go beyond the kind of team that can be built after a couple months?

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16 minutes ago, MardiganX said:

Cheers man, will keep an eye on it.

 

Looking at the teams boys have been building over the last few months something doesn’t make sense. If a fairly strong card gets a Chem boost, taking the vital stats of that player to 99 then what exactly is the point / benefit of these ridiculous rated players? Even the ones from months ago. There can’t be that much of a difference that a strong boosted card is so much worse than the ‘new cards’ to justify the effort and cost, is there?

 

Is there shit going on behind the scenes to nerf old cards as new ones are released to keep people wanting that marginal gain? Because if you go by stats alone, which is apparently all that is at play, then why would anyone ever need to go beyond the kind of team that can be built after a couple months?

 

The main boosts in the last month or so were to weak foot and skills. Made a big difference considering the meta.

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Perhaps a stupid thing to post here as everyone (apart from myself) probably already knows, but if you are going digital make sure to pre-order through FIFA21. I almost missed the 10% saving so now feeling very pleased with myself getting the reduction on the Ultimate version.

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You get an extra 10% discount on that price if you're on EA Play as well, makes it about 73 quid. You can get a month of Play for 4 quid, and I'm sure I just sure a trial of it for 79p on the PS5 home screen, so it's worth doing if you're going digital. I'm also buying PSN credit from CDKeys, so I'll wind up paying about 65 for the Ultimate edition.

 

The trial is up for download too, so get on it if you're on Play.

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