FIFA / FM Thread

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  1. YNWA14

    YNWA14 Onbreekbaar

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    Tried searching and couldn't find anything dedicated to FIFA and since they're both fairly popular games I figured we could just have one topic dedicated to them.

    I'm sure there are people here playing both.

    I just picked up FIFA 18 on the weekend and for the first time I'm actually playing FUT. It's pretty fun and I like the challenges this year. How's everyone doing? I've made this team:

    Fekir
    Memphis - Salah
    Bakayoko - Wijnaldum - Henderson
    Baba - Koscielny - Sanchez - Clyne
    Schmeichel​

    Looking to get Kante to replace Bakayaoko and Lloris for Schmeichel to round it out. I really liked the revamped playstyle although defending in this game is incredibly difficult. :(
     
  2. hatterson

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    I haven't played online at all, but have instead started through the journey.

    So far it's pretty decent. I'm not as much a fan of how on rails the transfers are, but overall the story is pretty solid and they've done well with the cutscenes.
     
  3. Vasilevskiy

    Vasilevskiy I've many surnames

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    Started a manager mode with... Valencia (Don't ask me why).
    I was able to sign Mbappe for Zaza + 34M.€

    :laugh:
     
  4. Duchene2MacKinnon

    Duchene2MacKinnon Dybalascibar

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    TRAITOR!

    Anyone know a website to check out the potential of young players in career mode? Futhead used to list it but i can't seem to find it anymore?
     
  5. hatterson

    hatterson Registered User

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    https://www.fifaindex.com/

    Should have everything. Lets you sort through them so you could find youngsters fitting various criteria.
     
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    I think the additions to FM 18 seem decent. I like the whole "Dynamics" idea. Some of the added roles just seem like you could create them with specific player instructions on an already existing role though. I also really wish that they had worked more on player/media interaction, something the community has asked for alot.
     
  7. Evilo

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    Are we talking about the game that rated Mendy 3 points overall under Evra?
    Seriously? :biglaugh: :facepalm:
     
  8. les Habs

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    I'm thinking of picking up FM again this year. I skipped it last year. Was even thinking of a Premiership save.

    Team for closet Madridistas.

    If you're talking about FM the editor is your friend.
     
  9. Vasilevskiy

    Vasilevskiy I've many surnames

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    :laugh::laugh::laugh:
    It was too easy with Barça
     
  10. Duchene2MacKinnon

    Duchene2MacKinnon Dybalascibar

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    I usually take Bilbao or some random Argentinian team and make them powerhouses. With the amount of $$ Valencia give you it's just as easy.
     
  11. les Habs

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    I used to tell Valencia supporters they were wannabe Madridistas. Was always good fun and it would piss them right off. Though one bloke went off last season about the refs in La Liga and how disgraceful it was how they always favored Madrid above every other club including Barça. Guess I'll have to give them a pass now.

    Actually Valencia would be interesting at the moment. When it comes to Barça you could always try my "plane crash" idea. You go into the editor and give pretty much the entire squad a career-ending injury on the exact same date. Then you buy players and sort of start all over from scratch. I usually set it for the last match before Xmas break. That way you can go into the January window and buy new players. Maybe Messi was injured and was allowed to go home early for Xmas break, so you save a player or three that you like. Then bring a few guys back from loan (Samper for example, promote some B teamers (Alena, Cucurella, etc), get a former player back who wants to help out, sign a few players in January and then try and rebuild more come Summer.

    Yeah, Athletic would be interesting with the Basque rule. Then again so would La Real without it.

    I've tried Roma in the past. Usually got a season in. Was kind of unrealistic though because I'd force a Verratti transfer through (this was after his first season with PSG).
     
  12. Evilo

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    Nah, FIFA.
     
  13. Luigi Habs

    Luigi Habs Captain Saku

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    Not planning to buy FM this year. But I say this every year and I end buying it like a fool. Every. Year.
     
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    If you plan on buying FM but don't really need it on the first day I would suggest waiting around the January Transfer Window. They usually have it on sale for $19.99 either during the transfer window or when they release their final transfer window update.
     
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    I like sofifa.
     
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    YNWA14 Onbreekbaar

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    I might switch to a 5-3-2 in FUT. Defending is a nightmare. I've had a lot of success running up with fullbacks at pace though and cutting into the middle.

    Cards are all so expensive right now. Oy.
     
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    Defending is very difficult, you really have to work on containing and playing the angles, and somehow deal with poor AI players, but it's a change that's for the better, even if it's harder.

    Makes me think back to the days of the guided cruise missile defenders, when any moron that could hold down a button could defend.

    I like a 3-4-2-1 with LM/RM that have high defensive work-rates and high speed/acceleration.
     
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    FM 18 Beta is out.
     
  19. gphr513

    gphr513 Watch the world burn

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    I get both every year. FM is the one I spend the most time on, no doubt. That game takes over my life for extended periods of time... lol

    FIFA is always fun for chilling and a more arcade-y experience.

    I'm travelling out of the country all week, so I won't get to play the FM beta, which is a bummer, but I'm going to play the hell out of it when I get back!
     
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    YNWA14 Onbreekbaar

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    Have had to adjust a bit, but I'm getting a bit better at the defending. It's just not forgiving at all, and I find just playing passive/structured on defence just works better than trying to press/be proactive.

    I packed Thiago Alcantara last night so he's officially my best player so far. His price isn't that high on the market so I've built a BuLi team:

    4-3-3 (2)
    Bruma - Origi - Coman
    Keita - Thiago
    Goretzka
    Wendell - Bender - Nastasic - Weiser
    Fahrmann
    It's a lot cheaper than making the PL team I want right now. I really like the Squad Battles and team building exchange things. Can't wait for FM18 either. Between those two games I don't even play other video games anymore.
     
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    The FM 18 Beta UI is atrocious.
     
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    YNWA14 Onbreekbaar

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    Packed a Halloween Kovacic and a Pjanic from some of those squad building challenges. Not a bad haul. Was able to sell them and buy Sane, Sterling, Wijnaldum, Ederson and Kola with a bunch of coins left over. Gonna keep grinding those they're kinda fun. Also starting to get the hang of the game, on a pretty good winning streak.
     
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    Have mainly played Squad Battles so far, the rewards you get for seasons are absolute trash by comparison. They've needed to fix them for a while now
     
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    YNWA14 Onbreekbaar

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    Agreed. I've only really done seasons if I have nothing else left to do or I have to do a daily/weekly challenge. Squad battles and even the single player seasons seem to offer more. Currently I'm going through most of the SBCs as the rewards for some of those are pretty awesome.

    Nice team! The in forms though.
     

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