Anybody else had really bad packweight since Futmas started?

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Jim
1384 posts Professional
Mine has been absolutely awful. Like noticeably worse than the usual garbage. Am I just on one of those streaks or is anyone else in the same boat?

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  • Chappy
    4736 posts National Call-Up
    Nope. Packed 2 of the best cards I’ve gotten all season last night.

    Granted, neither was over 100k, but still.
  • ha032742
    46795 posts Moderator
    Nah the pack weight has been the same as usual for me.
  • Olleman
    14918 posts World Class
    edited December 2019
    I've had really bad packweight since FIFA started
  • mahmood177
    113 posts Has Potential To Be Special
    since the start of this fifa...... oh wait.. since fifa 18 maybe?
  • PelzyWelzy
    10626 posts Has That Special Something
    edited December 2019
    Packed one player of note in two months now - that was IF Reus from the Napoli sbc couple of days back.

    Other than that it’s been nothing it a stream of Cragno’s and Pacheco’s.
  • Joestoe
    10581 posts Has That Special Something
    PelzyWelzy wrote: »
    Packed one player of note in two months now - that was IF Reus from the Napoli sbc couple of days back.

    Other than that it’s been nothing it a stream of Cragno’s and Pacheco’s.

    So YOU are the reason Pacheco is so cheap?!
  • SignpostSounder
    4213 posts National Call-Up
    Yes, since TOTYN started.

    Actually, since TOTGS started.

    Actually, since RTTF started.

    Actually, since Cyber Monday.

    Actually, since Black Friday.

    Actually, since Scream started.

    Come to think of it, I packed NIF Son from one of the advanced SBCs during the first couple of weeks and haven't packed anything of value since. Ooh, apart from that Laporte untradeable from two-player packs...three times.

    Had my most successful set of rewards today, though. Took untradeables from Rank 1 rivals and got three, count' em, THREE boards.

    All of which were Jorginho.
  • ORANGEeffect05
    27427 posts Player of the Year
    Packed TOTYN Kante :tongue:
  • o0OainavO0o
    2613 posts Fans' Favourite
    Just as bad as usual although one of the Mendes packs got my hopes up with a light blue sparkle then a Brazilian flag thennnnnn Silva 🤦🏻‍♂️ thought for a second I was going to get nominee neymar but nope.
  • xFATAL
    5485 posts Big Money Move
    Opposite for me. Since Futmas started I've had my best packluck by far this year.
    TOTYN Son
    SIF Coutino
    If Hernandez
    If Pizzi ×2
    And loads of high rated

    Before this week I could go through 50 packs and be lucky to pack a Parejo.
  • GULAG
    1004 posts Professional
    My pack luck has been bad since FUT12 lol not had one pull where you would be blown out of your socks lol, FUT12,13 got Messi and CR7 but was late into the game and fut15 got pink bale, fut20 kante but all that crap is prob from a million packs lol so overal packs always been trash to me I always have work or spend for my team.
  • Moiizer
    14858 posts World Class
    Rumour has it EA go into individual accounts and change the pack weights. Its not accross the board just certain people cos they hate you. They also help your opponents win.
  • Scutch
    20638 posts Club Captain
    @Ozz especially.
  • Chappy
    4736 posts National Call-Up
    Moiizer wrote: »
    Rumour has it EA go into individual accounts and change the pack weights. Its not accross the board just certain people cos they hate you. They also help your opponents win.

    You are being facetious, but this probably happens. There is no doubt in my mind that a player like me, who plays multiple games a day, trades on the companion app daily, and has 3.2m coins sitting in his account has worse pack weights than the guy who hasn't played in 3 weeks and hasn't downloaded the companion app. I guarantee pack weights vary from player to player and are better for those that FIFA is trying to draw into the game.
  • Moiizer
    14858 posts World Class
    Chappy wrote: »
    Moiizer wrote: »
    Rumour has it EA go into individual accounts and change the pack weights. Its not accross the board just certain people cos they hate you. They also help your opponents win.

    You are being facetious, but this probably happens. There is no doubt in my mind that a player like me, who plays multiple games a day, trades on the companion app daily, and has 3.2m coins sitting in his account has worse pack weights than the guy who hasn't played in 3 weeks and hasn't downloaded the companion app. I guarantee pack weights vary from player to player and are better for those that FIFA is trying to draw into the game.

    :lol:
  • Eddie Jones
    3199 posts National Call-Up
    Chappy wrote: »
    Moiizer wrote: »
    Rumour has it EA go into individual accounts and change the pack weights. Its not accross the board just certain people cos they hate you. They also help your opponents win.

    You are being facetious, but this probably happens. There is no doubt in my mind that a player like me, who plays multiple games a day, trades on the companion app daily, and has 3.2m coins sitting in his account has worse pack weights than the guy who hasn't played in 3 weeks and hasn't downloaded the companion app. I guarantee pack weights vary from player to player and are better for those that FIFA is trying to draw into the game.

    Did you see how fast the promo packs sold during Black Friday? They don’t need to pull anyone in.
  • Kamilflage
    6233 posts Big Money Move
    Nothing new....every promo my pack luck worsens
  • SignpostSounder
    4213 posts National Call-Up
    edited December 2019
    Chappy wrote: »
    Moiizer wrote: »
    Rumour has it EA go into individual accounts and change the pack weights. Its not accross the board just certain people cos they hate you. They also help your opponents win.

    You are being facetious, but this probably happens. There is no doubt in my mind that a player like me, who plays multiple games a day, trades on the companion app daily, and has 3.2m coins sitting in his account has worse pack weights than the guy who hasn't played in 3 weeks and hasn't downloaded the companion app. I guarantee pack weights vary from player to player and are better for those that FIFA is trying to draw into the game.

    Did you see how fast the promo packs sold during Black Friday? They don’t need to pull anyone in.

    Oh yes, because multi-national corporations never want to make MORE money, do they? How do you think the Black Friday spenders were convinced to buy in the first place?

    They have psychologists and specialists in human behaviour on staff in order to maximise the amount of packs they sell. As do Microsoft, Sony, Activision, Nintendo and Ubisoft. Why do you think the pack opening animations have "tells" that let you know if you've got a board or walkout? Who do you think thought of those things that trigger reactions in the brain similar to the ones you'd get from playing a spin on a slot machine?

    Friend of mine has played three matches on his account. Three. He's addicted to building his team and is convinced it's never good enough to compete. Never spends points. Just trades and builds teams. Was at my house last night, using the companion app on his phone. Opened five Ultimate Packs with coins.

    I've got 600 matches in the bank and have spent FIFA Points (not many, but some.) I saw what he pulled and said "Given I haven't packed anything good in months, I bet I get nothing if I do the same."

    Opened five Ultimate Packs with coins at the same time on console...just to see.

    He's looking at a shiny new Prime Giggs, Pogba, Ter Stegen, and Jordi Alba.

    I'm looking at 85 Bruno Fernandes, 84 Luis Alberto, and nothing else above an 83.

    It's a VERY small sample size, but if you don't think accounts don't have different pack weights based on user behaviour (and other parameters) then you're utterly blind.

    You don't think it's weird that the likes of Nepenthez can get at least one promo card from every single promo EA drops, while we can open the same amount of packs and NEVER get a promo card?
  • Eddie Jones
    3199 posts National Call-Up
    Jesus dude. I packed Messi and Totyn de Bruyne within days. I spend money and have been playing 6 years.

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  • Eddie Jones
    3199 posts National Call-Up
    And I don’t find anything weird about nepenthez pack luck because I would never waste a second watching someone open packs on YouTube.
  • Diggy
    15564 posts World Class
    SuperKMx wrote: »
    Chappy wrote: »
    Moiizer wrote: »
    Rumour has it EA go into individual accounts and change the pack weights. Its not accross the board just certain people cos they hate you. They also help your opponents win.

    You are being facetious, but this probably happens. There is no doubt in my mind that a player like me, who plays multiple games a day, trades on the companion app daily, and has 3.2m coins sitting in his account has worse pack weights than the guy who hasn't played in 3 weeks and hasn't downloaded the companion app. I guarantee pack weights vary from player to player and are better for those that FIFA is trying to draw into the game.

    Did you see how fast the promo packs sold during Black Friday? They don’t need to pull anyone in.

    Oh yes, because multi-national corporations never want to make MORE money, do they? How do you think the Black Friday spenders were convinced to buy in the first place?

    They have psychologists and specialists in human behaviour on staff in order to maximise the amount of packs they sell. As do Microsoft, Sony, Activision, Nintendo and Ubisoft. Why do you think the pack opening animations have "tells" that let you know if you've got a board or walkout? Who do you think thought of those things that trigger reactions in the brain similar to the ones you'd get from playing a spin on a slot machine?

    Friend of mine has played three matches on his account. Three. He's addicted to building his team and is convinced it's never good enough to compete. Never spends points. Just trades and builds teams. Was at my house last night, using the companion app on his phone. Opened five Ultimate Packs with coins.

    I've got 600 matches in the bank and have spent FIFA Points (not many, but some.) I saw what he pulled and said "Given I haven't packed anything good in months, I bet I get nothing if I do the same."

    Opened five Ultimate Packs with coins at the same time on console...just to see.

    He's looking at a shiny new Prime Giggs, Pogba, Ter Stegen, and Jordi Alba.

    I'm looking at 85 Bruno Fernandes, 84 Luis Alberto, and nothing else above an 83.

    It's a VERY small sample size, but if you don't think accounts don't have different pack weights based on user behaviour (and other parameters) then you're utterly blind.

    You don't think it's weird that the likes of Nepenthez can get at least one promo card from every single promo EA drops, while we can open the same amount of packs and NEVER get a promo card?

    This
  • SignpostSounder
    4213 posts National Call-Up
    edited December 2019
    Jesus dude. I packed Messi and Totyn de Bruyne within days. I spend money and have been playing 6 years.

    Well done. We have no idea what metrics or behaviours are used to determine any changes in "luck" - it could be SBC engagement, time spent in menus, time spent in-game, transfers made...ANYTHING - but because you spend money and played for 6 years and got two good cards, everything is cool.
    And I don’t find anything weird about nepenthez pack luck because I would never waste a second watching someone open packs on YouTube.

    Ah right. So because you don't watch something, that thing doesn't happen and doesn't exist.

    What a great argument.

    I'm not saying that there is 100% a definite ONE THING that causes somebody's "pack luck" to change. But it's all far too "streaky" to be outside of the realms of being manipulated. I opened 230 two-player packs, I got Ziyech TOTYN, one NIF 85, and 14 NIF 83s.

    Then some guy on a video opens 25 two-player packs and gets 9 TOTYN cards, including some of the bigger ones.

    You can't see that sort of thing and say "oh well, you were just unlucky" and seriously believe it.
  • Eddie Jones
    3199 posts National Call-Up
    Small sample size. Your words, not mine. But go ahead and think EA are sitting around and messing with everyone’s pack luck if that suits you. Lol you sound fun.
  • SignpostSounder
    4213 posts National Call-Up
    Small sample size. Your words, not mine. But go ahead and think EA are sitting around and messing with everyone’s pack luck if that suits you. Lol you sound fun.

    Ah, great. You're one of those people.
  • Eddie Jones
    3199 posts National Call-Up
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  • SignpostSounder
    4213 posts National Call-Up
    edited December 2019
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    Nothing to be doing that about. My teams are all sweet because I don't rely on packs.

    Hence me having enough spare coins kicking about to open 5 Ultimate Packs just for the laughs. But keep on trolling if it saves you from trying to think.
  • Kamilflage
    6233 posts Big Money Move
    Small sample size. Your words, not mine. But go ahead and think EA are sitting around and messing with everyone’s pack luck if that suits you. Lol you sound fun.

    I think by now it's pretty obvious that it's not purely random...
  • SignpostSounder
    4213 posts National Call-Up
    Kamilflage wrote: »
    Small sample size. Your words, not mine. But go ahead and think EA are sitting around and messing with everyone’s pack luck if that suits you. Lol you sound fun.

    I think by now it's pretty obvious that it's not purely random...

    But he got Messi and De Bruyne though! So...that proves that...wait...something...I don't know.
  • Eddie Jones
    3199 posts National Call-Up
    SuperKMx wrote: »
    Kamilflage wrote: »
    Small sample size. Your words, not mine. But go ahead and think EA are sitting around and messing with everyone’s pack luck if that suits you. Lol you sound fun.

    I think by now it's pretty obvious that it's not purely random...

    But he got Messi and De Bruyne though! So...that proves that...wait...something...I don't know.

    But you got 85 Bruno Fernandes, 84 Luis Alberto, and nothing else above an 83. I literally just did what you did and you can’t even figure that out.
  • SignpostSounder
    4213 posts National Call-Up
    But you got 85 Bruno Fernandes, 84 Luis Alberto, and nothing else above an 83. I literally just did what you did and you can’t even figure that out.

    And then quoted another instance featuring another 230 or so packs. But you were too busy searching for crappy GIFs to read that.
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