Just shooting the breeze atm and I was thinking about Legends and Icons and the decsions EA/Fifa make in who gets the nod.
TLDR, but anywho.
Firstly I assume it's about image rights and costs that is first on their list followed by who should be or is it visa versa? Do club hold rights to a lot of these players still or do some just don't want anything to do with Fifa? Why no Zidane or Cantona for example? Now Cantona is a strange one because he and others like Zico and Riverlinho were in Fifa as part of the classic 11 for 3 years, but never seemed to make the step up to UT which always irked me. I know it's not easy to do deals, but hey, you got Maradona who I thought would never ever be in Fifa, so if you can get him, surely Zindane or Cruyff cannot be that hard (I understand players not alive may be a lot harder).
One thing that concerns me is that I feel they never really do the middle to lower end legends/Icons justice to the point where I question why they have them in game and I do have to ask who makes the decisions on what skills/stats for these players have and have they actually seen them play. Even some of the top icons such as MVB I feel isn't done justice. Are these devs old enough to have seen these players? I'm not being condesending, but I do question the devs. Sometimes I think they've just watch a clip or two of them and said meh, give em this stats.They seem to have no problems making Vieira or Gullit or Maldini amazing, but way too many are just meh or I can find a Martial or Sane that is a lot better.
I know many won't agree, but I feel every Icon should be better than any other non Icon players in their position in the game bar CR7 and Messi and no way should Jesus be better than Inzaghi or Musa be better than Shearer. Yes, some even now could be better than some Icons such as Neymar better than Overmars or Pires? Debateble but generally, most Icons should be and were better than the current players we have now.
For Fifa 19, I feel there should be some input from us the players as to who we would like in the game as Icons or just like TOTY, some poll of players and let us choose. I would even be happy if the current crop was completely removed and fresh new blood put in ala Cantona, Zico, Beckham, Socrates, Seedof, Baggio etc.
After that, then these players should all be released at once and not staggered and the stats should reflect these players and make them shine more than the gold carders.
Okay, said my ramble.
Feel free to respond, even if it is just to shut up!