There's been a lot of negativity around FIFA lately, and I'm not suggesting the Black Friday promotion fixed any of it. In fairness, the people putting together the promotions probably have very little to do with all the other stuff that people are unhappy about. Try to put pack weight complaints aside too. I doubt many people had worse pack luck than I did friday, but I'm going to ignore that.
They made a ton of highly desirable packs available for those that want it. They weren't discounted, but packs like that are very rarely available to buy. For people who buy packs, surely it was better to be able to spend your FIFA point and know you're getting rare gold players instead of fitness cards, staff cards and club badges? So that's one group that should be happy.
They nailed the SBCs. Again, please ignore the pack weight, but they were giving out some very good packs for SBCs that were SO cheap and easy to do. Not only this, but because of those SBCs, it pushed the prices up of so many worthless cards we might have had sitting in our club. I had bronze cards from Premier League and Championship clubs that would never ever get used, but I could get 2-3k for them yesterday. It meant even when your pack luck sucked as mine did, you could get a lot more selling those on than you could have any time before. We got the TOTW SBC we all wanted. After Halloween and it's 1 untradeable Scream card SBCs, part of me worried they'd do the same again, but nope, tradeable and repeatable. Great for people that wanted to try their luck, but again great for people who'd had poor pack luck but could now make decent money from the 82-84 cards that nobody would use in a team.
Well done EA. For this promotion at least, you did a great job. There's still a lot of changes we need made, but there's so many other places to discuss that!