so, most people know I am not one to complain often. And I even see EA's side to a problem. But WHAT ON EARTHS NAME did they do to the gameplay with the latest patch ???
I am used to playing on 'pressure on possession loss', 7 depth defending. I kinda need my cdm's to help out. Game one yesterday, my players are dead before minute 50
(yeah, I read the patch notes stating it would be more heavy on stamina.. but this much??)
Even before minute 50, my players could not run or move. Up to the point that I switched controllers because I thought there was something wrong with it. Did not work of course. And my opponents ran passed me like there was no tomorrow, ending up on my biggest loss this year (8-1) in D2.
Second game, decided to stop using PoHT as it seems impossible to use now. Used balance this time. Got killed 5-1. Players did not move, Couldnt run.
Third game. Same story. Lost 4-0. Controller started flying. Fortunately I made enough points in DR before to have a rank 1 finish but if this is the gameplay from now on, might as well stop playing.
so, long story short: Is there anyone who still can make 'Pressure on heavy touch' work? Playing it with a high depth seems impossible? Is there anythign I can change to mimic that playstyle? I really do not want to play on 'drop back' ..
I dont think I ever made a negative post like this.. but damn..
I think they did that to nerf constant pressure or other means of pressure to ruin the game.
The tactic you use pressure on possession loss I believe does fall slightly into that. Switch to Balance and see if it’s the same.
I just updated mine, last night I cruised from 980 to almost 1400 points but played 16/30 rival games so far. Reading this makes me think I won’t get rank1
can understand the nerf a little, but I for now feel they nerfed it way too much.. Might also be because I got used to playing like this and it simply is not possible anymore
Could also be I just had a night of bad connection and that this what people are complaining about all the time. For the first time, I can relate to that, really makes the game not enjoyable at all!
It’s possible, do a full reset of router/modem and see if it helps. Then try some new tactics in friendlies and see if it’s any different.
My first game tonight and I got kicked out 😄
Last night in rivals controller felt "loose", like there was excessive play in the thumb sticks, I can't really explain the feeling.
Also, I had two games where the opposition appeared to go through my defenders, through their body and one where I made a tackle and my player just stood totally still post tackle and unable to move him.
What about putting CDM/CM into conservative tackle but still have high depth with press after possession loss..
I had one of my tactics with Press on heavy touch 442(2) switched to it for good 70mins, didn’t notice any stamina loss.. I actually forgot to change it after the patch.
might change and try, but tbh, the ones were my stamina drain was the worse was my Center Backs (VvD / Joe G) After. 65 minutes, they were on like 15% stamina left ..
I have Kante as CDM, and he can run for days, but even he went <20% with PoHT on
have you ever watched a football game?usually teams which constantly press with the relentless of fifa 21 prepatch don’t run in the second half!
I’ve seen and even commented on a few posts similar to this.
The game play last night was so bad. I was getting smashed by everyone. Players didn’t make any runs, shots were weak and my CR7 was playing cross bar challenge!
I’m hoping it was just bad servers and not the patch. I’ll have a few games later today to compare.
Bro I'm having the EXACT same experience. This is bs man. Its like this patch switched off my AI. Played 10 last night, lost 5 drew 2 and won 3 somehow. It was now a pleasant experience!
Thanks for calling me a kid, i'm 44 . Makes me feel young again!
Dont know why you even think that 'ai defending' has anything to do with pressure, as my CB's just let everyone walk if I do not control them, so yeah sure.
But, you must be one of the drop back 1 depth kind of people who think that that is real football?
News flash: it is not.
And to answer, I'd advise to take a look at a team like Bayern Munchen (might have heard of them, they won the Champions League?). The way they play. It's not pressure?
Anyway, I think it’s a bigger issue than they thought and possibly don’t know how to fix it properly so the only alternative is to bump up the stamina drain to deter people from using it.
I’ve not used it myself, always leave everything on balanced so will be interesting to see if i notice a marker improvement, especially in the last 25/30 mins of a game.
Really not that big of a change.
Think you are playing another game than I do.
I hear what you are saying.. But nerfing a tactic to 'hide' the issue of connectivity can never be good.
This will only make 'drop back 1 depth' the meta again and (I think) that's boring as hell.
i wasn’t referring to you personally as i cleary understand from your nick you are not a kid
I was more talking about all those youtube videos and twitch players abusing of pressure all time.
And to be honest if you did not notice Ai helping defending when using pressure u might have a little problem..
btw Bayern yes play pressure but not at the level of fifa 21 pre patch where every players was morphing into a kante on steroids running like crazy for 90min..
Seriously are you surprised your stamina goes down if you play on pressure?
For one decent thing they did, people will always complain!
That's the decission right? having a CB high up and trying to intercept (meaning if you miss, he is fully out of position and you're more or less done for) or having him on depth one where he will block everything ?
I prefer(ed) the first (even playing against it) as I feel this patch will make everyone go to drop back depth 1 play.
There's a difference in how it was (like I stated before, might needed some nerf) but really, this was uncalled for. Unless my gameplay was just terrible last night (which tbh, I never experienced before in all my years of fifa) or they nerfed any pressure gamestyle into impossible to use.
same. Hope its not as bad as it looked yesterday!
I play on balanced and everything seems fine, even do get shots off faster as the patch note states.
Ill give it another go after work tonight and see how it is!
Delay in every move
Cant even pass the ball
Dont know if its the patch
But this delay is killing it for me
weird, my players were really dead at minute 60 .Ill try again tonight.
to be fair, I think the problem is that people are complainig about EVERYTHING.
Too much prssure? Complain
Drop back? Complain
AI intercepting / blocking? Complain
If it something you are not using, we tend to complain ... And apperently I do the same, as I am complainig as well