This is one of my biggest gripes with FUT in general and Im sure many feel the same way

This is one of my biggest gripes with FUT in general and Im sure many feel the same way. But I see a lot of stuff writtent so I wanted to clear a couple things up and give my take on things.

Inflation in the FUT market is horrible, when you see players like Messi and Ronaldo rise 600k in a week how are you supposed to compete with that? How much can you legitimately make while trading/playing games. We saw what happened to the FUT 14 market towards the end.

Inflation, or the increase of coins in the market is caused by:

1) Playing games and rewards
2) Discarding cards bought with fifa points
3) Free packs/gifts
4) Glitching

1 and 2 are completely natural and part of the game, 2 doesnt even add many coins to the market (how much do you discard a pack for 2k at most?). 3 does not have that big of an effect on the market overall, it helps get things started at the beginning. 4 is where the real problem is. Glitchers make 10’s of millions of coins per account each week. Take a look at the match coin leaderboards, it does not take a genius to figure out its impossible to play that amount of games in 7 days. This causes a huge problem to the market for your average gamer. The people who buy these glitched coin do not care so much how they use the coins as the coins are in effect much better value that coins returned by fifa points, making these coins ‘cheap’. These cheap coins inflate the prices of the top players ridiculously. Id go so far as too say its an epidemic that ruins the market.

Deflation, or the decrease of coins on the market is caused by:

1) Opening packs
2) Trading
3) Keeping cards in your club

Opening packs with coins is 100% deflationary, it cost 7.5k for a premium gold pack on average it would probably return about a third of that, 2.5k, over the course of the year. You might get lucky sometimes but overall it averages out less. Opening packs with fifa can be inflationary if you straight discard, but also deflationary if you sell the cards on the market.

Trading deflates the market as every time you trade you lose 5% when you sell a player ‘EA tax’. This is needed tbh because without this the market would inflate out of control. I dont know the statistics but the amount of items on the market I would assume it more than makes up for the amount of match coins earnt that inflates the market.

Obviously keeping cards in your club deprives the market of these cards and is thus deflationary. These cards would have come out of packs at some point.

Coin sellers do not inflate the market as a rule, they infact deflate the market with their AB’s and real money sales. The problem I have with them is that these bots control the prices on the market, basically redistributing coins from your pockets to theirs. Some might consider themselves smart because they’re able to do it and make real money from it but having computers to do your work for you is an unfair advantage. Regardless, Im talking about the gaming aspect of it and they have no concern for your average gamer.

EA has a tough job on their hands controlling this market as it has become so lucrative financially, its almost a victim of its own success. Where they have fallen is they have become greedy manipulating probabilities of packing high rated players for their own gain. Ea keeps the probabilities low expecting people to open a lot of packs. It is in effect like gambling, and seeing some gamblers have a big win with a lucky pack pull encourages other gamblers to gamble. We all want that high rated card. And when we open packs and get nothing we feel cheated, the coins/fifa points do not seem worth the value assigned to them. So people turn to coin sellers to get better value.

What EA could do and should do imo is increase the probabilities. That would make their coins/fifa points better value and lessen the demand for coin seller coins. This would also deflate the market. What EA are doing instead to deflate the market is put out more happy hour packs and special cards. This makes the market way more erratic, up and down all the time. Overall the market has not deflated since launch, it has risen and risen and risen. There are the Christmas and TOTY crashes around the corner which will help deflate the market massively. However EA needs to do something long term to combat the glitchers and coin sellers and make buying packs more worthwhile for the community. Otherwise we will at some point get fed up of the game and its issues and move on.

Soz for the long post got a lil carried away with it /rant

PARENT WANTS TO SUE MICROSOFT AFTER CHILD SPENDS $4,500 ON MICROTRANSACTIONS

An annoyed parent is seeking a lawyer to start a class-action lawsuit against Microsoft after his child spent $4,500 on microtransations in FIFA.

In Ultimate Team mode you can buy packs of players with either in-game money, or actual money. One parent found thousands of dollars worth of charges on his credit card and is angered that Microsoft has denied compensation.

Writing in a post on Medium, he says that he and his wife take the blame for not paying more attention, however he wants Microsoft to supply better parental controls. “If Microsoft wanted to spare thousands of parents from frustration, anger and sometimes, serious financial consequences then it could find a hundred ways to do it. It has just chosen not to.”

Microsoft isn’t the only big company to face lawsuits. Sony had to grant compensation to users affected by the PSN blackout in 2011.

England’s Bobby Moore added to FIFA 15 Ultimate Team Legends

A new entry to FIFA 15 Ultimate Team Legends has arrived on Xbox consoles, and it’s former England captain Bobby Moore.

Moore, who passed away in 1993, was England’s captain when team won the 1966 World Cup.

EA Sports worked with Moore’s widow in his inclusion in the game, and releases statistics on the player comparing him to current FIFA players.

“We were delighted to work with EA Sports to continue Bobby’s legacy through FIFA 15 Ultimate Team Legends, Stephanie Moore said. “They’re helping us raise much needed funds for the Bobby Moore Fund and by comparing Bobby’s statistics to current players.

“We’re showing youngsters what made Bobby one of England’s all-time greats.”

FUT Legends is exclusive to Xbox 360 and Xbox One.

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FIFA 15 Ultimate Team transfer market changes leaves fans fuming

The new Price Range feature aims to set the highest and lowest Coin prices that each item can be sold on the Transfer Market, including players, in-forms, consumables, and club items.

The changes are supposed to Help FUT gamers understand the value of the players in their club, make high-rated players more attainable for all FUT gamers and ensure a level playing field and further restrict illegitimate coin transfers on the Transfer Market.

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EA has confirmed that the Transfer Market is back online for PC, Xbox and PlayStation with Price Ranges enabled, following an extensive maintenance period earlier today.

“Although the new FUT item Price Ranges will differ from current prices, their relative value to other player items on the Transfer Market will remain consistent in order to maintain a level playing field for everyone,” a post from EAsports reads.

“We believe the long-term benefits of this new change will make FUT more fun and fair for everyone.”

But the new changes have sparked a backlash on Twitter, with one of the top trending terms featuring the hashtag ‘#RIPFUT’.

One fan wrote: “EA do you not realise what you have just done, rest in peace ultimate team, PES here we come!”

While another wrote: “This update is ridiculous! You’ve ruined your own game.”

FIFA 15 Ultimate Team Companion Web App Gets Winter Updates

The FIFA 15 Ultimate Team Companion Web App has finally received the winter transfer updates. Apparently, EA has resolved the issues affecting the web app and thousands of users. Below we will find the two most recent updates:

On March 3rd, FIFA 15 Ultimate Team on mobile got an update for winter transfers 2015 (Version 1.3.1 – Size 1 GB).

The new update is compulsory and features team rosters as well as some improvements to gameplay stability. Here is the list of ‘noteworthy’ team updates according to EA:

Xherdan Shaqiri from FC Bayern to Inter
Juan Cuadrado from Fiorentina to Chelsea
Wilfried Bony from Swansea City to Manchester City
Andre Schuerrle from Chelsea to VfL Wolfsburg

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The previous app update was available from Feb 23, 2015 for iOS, Android and Windows phones:

FIFA 15 Companion App (Mobile) received a small update (Version 15.2.0 – Size 28 MB).

Here is the new features list for this update:

Ability to preview the full Team of the Week (TOTW) from the Live title on the Home screen
Ability to preview all squads in My Squad section without having to set them as active
Two Factory Authentication for extra account security

HOW TO GROW YOUNG PLAYERS POTENTIAL ON FIFA 15 CAREER MODE

If you have been trying to find a way to get your young under 21 players to grow their potential on the FIFA 15 Career Mode, then this is were you’ll learn how to do it. Watch the video tutorial below that’s available in beautiful high-definition as it explains in-depth the way you should do it.

Now one of the first components of this technique in-order to understand it is what order the status of the players are, from the worst to the best possible status. If you sign a young wonder-kid from another club then for a good season it’ll come up with “recently arrived from” then it will have the clubs name that you purchased the player from at the end of that specific status.

The next one up and it’s literally the worst and the one you really don’t want to see it “at the club since” with the year that the player has been at your club being at the end of that status. Up from that is “has that special something” then “showing great potential” after that which is the second best is “an exciting prospect” and finally the best one which is has potential to be special.

The last one is the one that you want to aim for, nothing less than that is acceptable really as the video explains how you can get all of your U21 youth players to 90+ rated at the peak of his career. If you have been a regular viewer of the U21 series that we’ve done this year, you’d have seen loads of players above 90 rating and a variety that have acquire complete defender, complete midfielder and complete forward.

All of those unbelievably world class players were a result of this little method that we are teaching you in this post. After you have acknowledged what order the statuses go in, it’s time to move on to the FIFASolved loan method.

This simply involves you loading your game back up after around 4 to 7 days have passed on the calender, if you go further than that and save your progress then you’ll be making a big mistake. You should just simply re-load your saved game back up again which you can do really fast by selecting continue career instead of load career and it’ll go to the last point in which you saved your data. Then simply load up every-time until you receive a loan transfer offer in from another club.

We’ve found also that going for the short-term loan instead of the season-long one seems to produce better results for some reason. What you have to do now is start loaning your young players out and then recalling them instantly, remember to save your game so you can load it back up before recalling though as this is important.

What this does is change the players status and you’ll be aiming for one of those high ones like either an exciting prospect or has potential to be special. You can do something like build it up over each loan and if you want to see what order they go in easily then we’ve ordered them for you below.

Recently Joined From…
At The Club Since..
Has That Special Something
Showing Great Potential
An Exciting Prospect
Has Potential To Be Special
Obviously it goes without saying that it goes from top to bottom with the latter being the best possible outcome and what you should be aiming to get your player to. With an exciting prospect however, your players will develop to a minimum of an 86 rating which isn’t too shabby and will still turn out to be a decent footballer.

One important factor that you need to remember when using this technique is not all players have the potential to be special on Career Mode. There’s quite a few that do but there’s a lot that don’t and if you’re having trouble finding the talent then check out any of our under-21 posts or videos from either here at the official website or via our YouTube channel. There’s literally hundreds of wonder-kids there and you’ll not be short of talent in your squad if you pick a few from all the major leagues covered.

Just simply click on our career mode or best young players tab from the menu and it’ll take you to the page with all the content there for you in one place. So that’s pretty much it for this tutorial on how to grow players potential, let us know how well it works for you by leaving a cheeky comment in the box designated at the footer of this page.