So division dropping is still occurring, but I believe the icon swaps will be played in friendlies this time, which for me sucks a little as I’d like to combine the grind to at least earn rewards from rivals.
So what If EA made it so that we had month long rival seasons, where we still get weekly rewards, but couldn’t be relegated until the end of the month, this would mean it would take div 1 players basically 4 months to drop down to div 4, which would end the appeal to relegate. Rewards would work exactly the same each week, it’s just that relegation would not occur until the end of each month, this would give you more than ample opportunity to get out of the relegation zone if you so desired and mean that you would play more people at your level.
I only suggest this as I’m in div 3 and most games are nice tight and fair affairs, but every now and then (becoming more often now) I’m coming up against players who just destroy me and it literally ruins the game experience, they are clearly dropping down to make it easier for themselves.
To me this would negate the need to play friendlies to complete objectives, which I don’t mind for the odd objective but I just don’t have the time to play 30 rivals, 10 to 15 friendlies, 30 wk league games and squad battles games. Now yes I know it’s not a requirement to play them all, it’s a choice, but we are pretty much all fifa addicts who want maximum returns so most of us will certainly try, and what I find it does is make it a chore rather than an enjoyable gaming experience.
What do we think? Is this a good idea or are there pitfalls that I haven’t envisaged?