I despised the timed finesse meta as much as anyone else and was happy to see it nerfed. When I was playing rivals it was brutal as it was basically all I lost to in div 2. I used timed finesse myself but I didn't spam or rely on it compared to alot of players. As bs as it was it was a great way to deal with PTB though.
Ive played WL today and I'm seriously considering if I want to play anymore this weekend. Every game has been tedious PTB depth 1 drop back, and realistically there's no way to punish it. Defenders all in the box ready to block everything. Been absolutely tedious having to break down opponents... Occasionally I'd score a nice goal but even myself I've had to hope at times for a lucky dng goal to go my way to get the breakthrough. I've barely conceded apart from when it was some random rng based goal, and I'm sure I've not conceding a single finesse but games have generally been low scoring which means those random moments decide games even more than before.
Basically going into games praying you get that break through as then the opponent generally has to attack.
The patch has basically made the game more random, mostly who can get that lucky breakthrough goal and then sit back whilst the guy who is losing hopes for that lucky equaliser 😂
15-4. Feel like I could be anywhere from 18-1 to 13-6 it feels that random.
Need another patch to nerf PTB now 😂