Did the recent patch change defense? I'm using 88 Nesta and RTTF Militao, and it feels like they have no common sense anymore. I've had this sort of thing happen to me a number of times since the patch:
I know you can't pause the clip, but there's a point where, if paused, it looks like those two defenders are standing right on top of each other. Why are they both marking that defender while another guy runs free in so much open space? If this was a one time thing, I'd shrug it off, but this is probably the 4th or 5th time in the last day or so that my back line has essentially parted like the Red Sea to give a free run on net. It's like the defenders' marking abilities have disappeared.
Then there's this:
Why does neither defender turn to run with the guy streaking down the middle of them? You see I switch to Militao and then immediately switch back to de Jong... that's because irl, I'm yelling "WHAT THE ❤️❤️❤️❤️, WHERE ARE MY DEFENDERS???" and freaking out on the sticks. But it doesn't even matter because the dude is already long gone. Why did neither CB turn to run with him? I'm sure I can probably switch to one of them earlier and do it manually, but shouldn't one of them automatically run with him? I know that's what they usually do and what my opponents' defenders do.
Any feedback appreciated. Has anyone else noticed this sort of thing happening?
Why does Messi take so long to start running? How is the defender able to recover so quickly despite being much slower? I see this sort of thing happen constantly, where Eusebio and Messi are unable to separate from defenders despite my opponent pulling them way out of position. Why is the game so forgiving to these sorts of missteps?
And then compare that to this give and go from my opponent:
His player passes the ball and then immediately makes a perfect curved run into wide open space because my defender just doesn't run with him.
Why does this happen? I feel like I played pretty good defense, all things considered. Why does his player curve his run to the open space (mine always just run in a straight line), and why doesn't my AI defender run with him after I switch to the other CB to defend the ball?
I used to really enjoy WL way more than Rivals, but man it felt greasy today.
I don't have any good videos to show it, but in the same sort of situation, I noticed that the passing often ruined things as well. Lobbed through passes just don't go far enough for the player to break away and run under them, and ground through balls are often too slow, preventing the breaking player from taking that first large touch before the defender has caught them.
The defense is fine man. It’s not perfect, but it’s not like I’m playing Elite level competition. If I don’t cover the assister’s outside, he will turn that direction and go near post on me. And it’s not like I’m anticipating Militao just not running with the guy who ends up scoring. And even if I somehow foresee that perfect AI run, if I cover it, I just open up the near post to him, as I’ve already mentioned.
I’d be curious to hear what you find so shocking about it.
Who do you use? I’ve got 88 Nesta and 86 Militao, but I’ve been planning on upgrading the former to 92 Maldini. I’m holding off for now, as I’m planning to overhaul the squad with a new formation, which will probably require me to shift some players.
The other clip you made a bad lunge. I dont even click B for tackle ever this year. Just use the auto tackle.
@Orison So you just LT and run into the opposition? Or back off and wait?
You back off until you get the opportunity to run into him.
LT basically turns your defender into a super human so yes if you run into an attacker while holding LT your defender will automatically take the ball away. Both tackle buttons are largely irrelevant this year.
One of my issues is being impatient so holding down sprint forever and lunging when I shouldn’t. Need to get shot of both.
@BaseCamp Fair enough on the first part with the defender freezing. It certainly looks that way, though it's annoying that that's a thing. How does his player make that sort of curved run though? Any time I use LB to send a player on a run, they always just run straight ahead.
I'm missing the other clip with the bad lunge. Are you talking about the lunging in the same clip?
@Orison I played a lot of games yesterday, and this one was particularly ridiculous, so it's hard to remember exactly what was going through my head at that exact moment. But I'm pretty sure both times I hit the B button, it was in reaction to seeing the pass and trying to block it, not in an attempt to tackle.
Does that make you Nervous, Nick?
i'll see myself out.
defenders stepping forward all the time just before I take control of them so my opponent runs past me before I can react.
Passing is terrible, every pass is over hit or under hit. I try to pass Infront of my players and it goes behind. I try a through ball and they pass it at the defender
Autoblocks on shots is ridiculous
This happened to me a lot this WL as well. Mbappe was being run down by the likes of Laporte
Another thing is about some skills, now the defense run away from the ball, the kick off goal is back.
85 Ferdinand and 90 Luiz....If Ferdinand gives up one more penalty im going to bench him
That’s disappointing. I have a couple I plan to upload tomorrow.
Every. Single. Time.
This isn’t since the patch. This has been there for like 3 years where players take forever to control the ball especially aerial ones
Haven’t played for two months but can’t remember it being such a huge problem in previous patches.
The first one, obviously, happens a lot as well but I feel like that's the case for everyone.