This year has been flipped on it's head for me. In previous years as a 33 year old with 2 toddlers I could never commit to 40 games so I avoided WL and just enjoyed seasons throughout the week. This year I look forward to the WL simply because Rivals is just the worst part of FIFA by a long shot.
I'm an average player, I get gold 3 or 2 every week, was 1 off Gold 1 this week however, whenever I play Rivals Mon-Thurs I get my **** handed to me in 75% of my games. I'm not complaining about this because it is what it is but what I'm noticing is that the total points for Rivals rank 1 is roughly 19-20k at the moment but at the start it was like 30k.
The reason why I ask this question is that I'm assuming everybody that is your "average Joe" type of player has given up on Rivals because it's simply that painful? It seems to be full of people who are literally WAY better than me at the game because they want the easy prizes and when you finally play somebody you can beat they quit when you go 2-0 up. I spent this morning for example playing 10 games, winning 2 (both quit in the first half) 2 draws and 6 painful losses including a 6-0 and 8-1. I never quit so I sit through 12-14 mins of getting hammered and then when I finally start to win they quit.
Never thought I'd say this but I'm done with every aspect of the games aside from WL, it's the only game mode where I seem to play people at my level!!