I am not talking about the reduction of players stats when I say this. My player went from 89 to 87 and thats not a big of a jump so that should not be the reason why it feels bad. 87 is still a good player. I am talking about the overall gameplay of pro clubs after the patch. Everything feels different.
The player feels sluggish. And I say this is not because of connection/input lag. Because I feel the connection/input lag has decreased as I had some problems pre-patch. But the player feels not as agile as before even when I had some connection issues. You don't have good ball controll anymore, you can't pass, you can't score, you can't cover the ball as effectiv anymore. The defenders has become extremely good at defending which makes you have less time to do anything when you are going to recieve a pass. Especially with the terrible ball control. You can't even try to fight physically with a defender anymore. Now they just tackle you away.
At the same time the defenders can't pass the ball themselves either. They can't find a way to find a solution to play so they don't get pressed and ends up losing the ball alot instead. We played 8 games today and every match ended 0-0, 1-0 or 1-1. Nobody that we played against good play good. There were so much misstakes in every game. We have gone from lowest division up till now div 4 and played really good. Now it feels like I am playing a different game.
Me and my friends have played Pro Clubs since FIFA 11 and this is the first time since like Fifa 13 we were really excited to play Pro clubs because FIFA 17 Pro clubs pre patch was really fun. There was so many ways you could play to win. Before the patch I felt that pace wasn't as effective as it used to be. I hadn't even used a Pace boost before the patch. Now after the patch I feel Pace is essential again and I had to put acceleration boost on to be able to do anything. The matches we played was pace and crossing all over again. Not fun...
I really don't like where this is going. And like I said I don't think it's the reduction of pro players stats. It is something else. Like I mean, the difference between a 87 and 89 player is the same as the difference of 89 and 91 player. 89-87 = 2 = 91-89. I should be able as an 87 player to cover the ball from a 89 player (or whatever) as 89 player would to a 91 player. It's not that. It's the overall gameplay changes.
Please FIFA revert the changes for pro clubs or something. I am so disapointed right now.