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FUT TROG 20!

kella

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I've had a shitload of quits but I'm usually up 3 within the first half against the bad players. I don't really blame them. It's fun winning but damn what a bunch of babies.
 

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I'm in D7 and I've only had one person quit on me, immediately after I scored a goal like 10 minutes into the game.

But I don't play online that much. That's 1 quitter out of probably 15 games.
 

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I've only played seasons (I'm using this thread instead of the one I made where I talk to hisself) but it's significantly better. There's less reliance on ping pong shit in the box for goals. Pubers primary offense is still to sprint right into you but it's just less effective. Pace matters again, but cross spamming isn't very effective so you can't just run David James by people the whole game and hoof bullshit in and score 2-3 times. Crossing is effective but you have to have intent. It's effective if you have 2 guys in the box and cross it fairly early and try to pick your target. It simply doesn't work as a "well I'm at the byline, fuck" bailout offensive tactic anymore. Crosses like that rightly lose a lot of pace and defenders are in place to head them out.

If you have a fast striker and are decent on the sticks you can really create some 1 on 1 or you vs keeper breaks a few times a game. It's still defendable with decent manual defense.

I like that manual on ball defense is almost required now. You can't just plug in some battleship of a CB and hold R1 anymore.

Long shots are awful. I have played nearly 30 games online and probably haven't seen a goal from more than 22, 23 yards out, and those were me lobbing wayward keepers.


My chief complaint is that due to animations, sometimes you'll be trying to reasonably do a 1-touch pass, but your guy will take an extra step or almost feint his touch, dummying the ball to the other foot and then doing one of those awful pirouette passes. If you are passing laterally or backward this is a huge problem because the ball just rolls to a stop. This is probably realistic to a point, and I would be fine with it, but most of the time I'm trying to pass a full second before this happens and an awkward, unexpected animation causes it. This increases with lag and well over half the people playing against me in seasons are playing tethered to 3g in a crowded city center or something so most of them lag on and off.

Free kicks are terrible and penalties are almost as bad. Changing both of these systems was totally unnecessary.
 
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Since I'm having more success with a more skilled but less pacey ST, I decided to spend big on 87 overall RW Di Maria. Fortunately he comes with a moderately pacey chemistry style! Only 90 overall pace haha.
 

kella

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Time to check in on my quest to make it to a division not filled with pubers and laggy foreigners.




Ah shit. Still a ways to go. But in a surprising twist this Italian guy was NOT laggy. Maybe he moved to North America to play *900* games a month?

 

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Here's (part) of a game with some crosses for you'll. You really have to start the cross animation at or before the edge of the box to have appropriate leverage. I guess if you have a 6'5" striker you could probably hoof balls in from the touch line but I don't think RBL has anyone over 6' tall other than their defenders lol.



PAUSE QUEUED after a goal is such a letdown.

I knew as soon as I saw Newcastle that he was just going to try and run me with Saint-Maximin. Unfortunately for him Klosterman is huge and has 85 pace!
 
Here's (part) of a game with some crosses for you'll. You really have to start the cross animation at or before the edge of the box to have appropriate leverage. I guess if you have a 6'5" striker you could probably hoof balls in from the touch line but I don't think RBL has anyone over 6' tall other than their defenders lol.
Poulsen is 6'4" at least, I don't know if they have anyone else. Crosses and corners are so useless in general, I've probably scored only a handful of them in FUT and otherwise this year. At the beginning of this game cycle, the R1 + Square low driven crosses were money, but so many people use drop back tactics now which doesn't really allow people to find space behind the back line. It's much more effective to get the ball down near the goal line with a good dribbler and try to sweat it back across goal for a tap in.
 
I've had a lot of humping the CB goals too this weekend. I haven't had this many since the first weekend. I was actually considering stopping the humping since it wasn't getting any bites!
 

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I had something like 12 quits in a row (including one by hisself where I got a red like 3 minutes in lol) until my final game last night where I was drunk enough to only be up 2 late in the game.
 

kella

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Poulsen is 6'4" at least, I don't know if they have anyone else. Crosses and corners are so useless in general, I've probably scored only a handful of them in FUT and otherwise this year. At the beginning of this game cycle, the R1 + Square low driven crosses were money, but so many people use drop back tactics now which doesn't really allow people to find space behind the back line. It's much more effective to get the ball down near the goal line with a good dribbler and try to sweat it back across goal for a tap in.
Yeah you right. He's tall. I didn't realize it because his heading sucks. I also usually aim for the late runner into the box to get a free rather than contested header so it's usually Kampl or Sabitzer or Klosterman.

Also, my results aren't even unrealistic!
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If only Mainz could have quit after the 34th minute irl like the pubers
 
This weekend's theme was "kid who does fancy dribbling moves constantly despite me running into him and taking possession 90% of the time." I just...don't understand why, lol. I will say stealing it from these type of players brings me almost as much join as the baserunners in the The Show who would (wrongly) anticipate me throwing the ball in a rundown and just tagging them out as they ran into me!
 

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This game has realized I was bulldozing kiddos and has thrown me 3 straight Man U/Arsenal players who do nothing but throw 10 men behind the ball and counter with players that are way, way faster than my CBs.
 

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I experimented with some 4* teams, but you still get matched up (even with restrictive settings) against 4.5* teams (even the highest rated ones like Arsenal) it seems so it's really not worth it IMO. I tried Lille and they're ok but not remarkable. I also tried Leverkusen and Ajax at 4.5*, won both games, but didn't really like them. Leverkusen has a weird set of players and very slow fullbacks, which is a killer (esp. against the everpresent Arsenal opponent). Ajax has good starters but lack a true striker and their bench is awful. I need to find a 4* team with a superstar player like a few years ago when I rolled people with Besiktas.

This is one of the most satisfying goals I've scored yet. It wasn't the game winner but it salted the lead sufficiently. I accidentally a fancy pass for the goal too.



This guy was the second best player by record (and by skill) I've seen so far through 40 games or so. The first best was up 2-0 on me in 20 minutes using Leicester and had some 40-0-2 record or something lol.

Christ I am sick of playing Arsenal. These donks have figured out that with a few key subs they're a 5* team playing at 4.5* level.
 
My new strategy consists of playing the first 60 minutes with a couple average speed but higher overall wingers and duping my opponent into thinking I'm playing like an adult. Then with 30 minutes left I sub in a couple 95+ speed wingers and play like a PACE PUBER against tired fullbacks. Small sample size, but I've scored more goals in the last 30 minutes than the first 60 in about 5 games, haha.
 

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That strategy has worked for 15 years!

Honestly though I'm finding pacey strikers more valuable than wingers. Playing through the middle exploits the almost total lack of on-ball human defending ability by everybody shy of D2.
 
After not losing a game in probably 10 matches now I cannot finish at all. Getting great chances but super goalies making incredible saves or hitting the goal. Doesn't help that I'm routinely playing 86+ rated teams with one player worth more than my entire team!
 

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Won a game, have 1 more placement match since two got disconnected and didn't get counted. I took some time and put together a cheap German League 1 squad.
 
D9 scrub!

Back to back awful weekends. I know I'm not good and I only play on the weekends so I inevitably get rusty, but has there been a patch recently that has changed gameplay? The ball just sticks to my opponent's (better than mine) feet it seems. Of the goals I give up, the vast majority are just ugly and I feel like there isn't much I could do to stop them. A decent percentage of those my AI defenders are just standing perfectly still instead of trying to defend, lol.

I've stopped grinding the market so I'm playing a better team than me about 75% of the time, which doesn't help. Probably shouldn't have played as much as I did this weekend when it was clear I was just plain bad, but was trying to get a high enough rank to get $20k.
 
Lost to fellow D9 player 2-1. He had:

Messi
Ronaldo
Griezmann
Hazard
Modric
Other studs

Team was 89 overall lol. By far the most stacked team I've seen. He hit the goal about 5 times in first 30 minutes. I assume when you play with players like that you almost always can get it somewhat close to going in. He actually wasn't as terrible as I thought he'd be with that team and being in D9.

I've decided to change formations since I can't win a game anymore. There aren't any affordable good wingers in Ligue 1 (87 overall DiMaria has been a huge let down) so I'm gonna try a 2 striker formation with Cavani and 86 overall Depay. I figure I'm just wasting two spots using a LW and RW I'm really not that great with. Ninga, Martins, and all the other SPEED ASSHOLES aren't as effective since there are more pacey cards in the game now.
 

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Lost to fellow D9 player 2-1. He had:

Messi
Ronaldo
Griezmann
Hazard
Modric
Other studs

Team was 89 overall lol. By far the most stacked team I've seen. He hit the goal about 5 times in first 30 minutes. I assume when you play with players like that you almost always can get it somewhat close to going in. He actually wasn't as terrible as I thought he'd be with that team and being in D9.

I've decided to change formations since I can't win a game anymore. There aren't any affordable good wingers in Ligue 1 (87 overall DiMaria has been a huge let down) so I'm gonna try a 2 striker formation with Cavani and 86 overall Depay. I figure I'm just wasting two spots using a LW and RW I'm really not that great with. Ninga, Martins, and all the other SPEED ASSHOLES aren't as effective since there are more pacey cards in the game now.
First team I played after my placement was about the same, had Ronaldo, Dybala, and two of the classic dudes or whatever.