I'd like to preface this thread by saying I largely think Fifa 21 is OK and better than 20 and 19. However it doesn't take a rocket scientist to figure out the game is still in drastic need of change going forward. The current model is outdated, and it seems every year people are losing interest earlier and earlier.
So. I'd like to hear some ideas from you, that could save the franchise going forward. Some ideas that if you had the power, you'd introduce into Ultimate Team. I'll start with a couple of mine, and add any good ones to the post, maybe we'll strike lucky and some big wig will see this... And then ignore everything we say 😂 Don't ask, don't get though!
Anyways, these are things I'd like to see introduced into Ultimate Team.
1. Reduce/Remove custom tactics. Fairly self explanatory. Custom Tactics are too easily manipulated and copied to the point where every game feels the same. I'd like to see different styles of play, but more focus on work rates and defense and offensive positioning.
2. Remove Assisted controls in WL Potentially for Rivals too, but 100% WL should be played with semi controls on everything. It is at the end of the day a competitive game mode and there should be margin for error. Those stupid 70 yard through balls down the line we see everygame? Soon be solved with a lack of assisted controls. It creates a skill gap if nothing else.
3. Revamp Rewards. I honestly think this is the most important thing that needs changed. Having a nice competitive WL with a skill gap is peaches and cream until the same outdated crappy reward system is still in place. We need to have Promo cards in Red Picks year round with a similar system to TOTS ie; Gold 2 = Guaranteed pick etc. No promo? Cool red picks become TOTW, and it gives people a choice to take a weekend off or whatever. Division Rivals rewards could use looked at too. I can't really understand how Div 1 Rank 3 can be worse than Div 4 Rank 1, it's like Scunthorpe winning League 2 and getting more prize money than Burnley for finishing 12th in the Premiership 😂
4. Top Tier Icon SBCs from the word go. This will never happen because money, but I see no reason why they can't have Moments R9 and Moments Gullit etc as SBCs from release. Make them really really really expensive, like 92 and 93 rated squads expensive, but have them there to work towards throughout the cycle. Content Creators want to complete them in October, then fine, make them submit CR7, Mbappe and all that jazz, but for the casual it's something to work towards, and for Pros they have the best cards accessible to them if they want to spend a fortune to get them.
Those would be top of my wish list, some a bit out there, some others I think quite reasonable, can't wait to hear some of your thoughts too.
Let's make this damn game enjoyable again!!