This is it. For few weeks I have had this feeling of emptiness when playing this release and realized this game doesn’t offer me the same joy and excitement I’m after.
I have always been a gamer who plays for relief and having rough few years and chronic anxiety after our boy died during the labour this game has helped alot. The cycle of the game plus therapy and medication mean I just don’t need this anymore. I know I might get too distracted of the game and play too much but I’m certain this will be my last release atleast for few years. Aswell as Fifa gives me comfort I aknowledge the amount of time I consume for all the little details isn’t healthy.
Fifa 22 has offered me a port to an other dimension and ways to fill my empty nights. It has also offered me lots of joy and experiences of achieving something - needless to say it’s all just digital. I have had pretty good last nine months and now I think it’s good time to let go as I have noticed I have played less and less and less. This season I have played maybe 15 games of rivals, one champs. qualif. and one champs finals.
What I will miss: This community and the help I have had and the feeling of belonging to some group (the worldwide covid-situation have isolated almost everyone to their homes). What I won’t miss: This community in it’s all toxicity. And I don’t mean just this forum but the rotten playerbase who you sometimes face. Thanks to all of you who have offered help and taught me to be better player!
My journey is over and I do of course also miss the development of my Ultimate team. Best (or worst) seasons I played over 90 games of rivals, reached Elite 1800-1900 when grinded and almost everytime 11 wins in champs (one time 14 and one time 9 wins). Sweated for two Icon Swaps and every night tried to make me or my team better. Got to 2,3 mil. without trading and just waiting for the next italian SBC. What’s amazing I had for almost the whole cycle some cards of Donnarumma, Zambrotta, Chiellini, Cannavaro, Spinazzola, Chiesa, Barella, Verratti, Insigne and Di Natale.
Here’s my journey through some pictures:
Cheers to you all and have a good one! ✌🏻
Take care man.
If you are not enjoying it's not worth playing. Either stop playing, take a break or try playing differently.
My frustration is this game has so much potential, but the developers seem stubborn carry on regardless and won't change too much when they get it wrong, this makes it hard to like. For me it's particularly bad this year.
My interest 'is hanging by a thread and I don't plan to get next year's. Not falling for the false promises next edition.
This is my last fifa too,n i will go out banging in september
I though I was bad when I was diagnosed as clinically depressed in 2010, however I knew and still know, more serious things happen outside my world.
The toxicity of community will hopefully fade one day but I doubt it. Maybe EA can manufacture a decent game, but again...I doubt it.
Until then you take care, family and health first and foremost.
Look after yourself 👍🏼
I know we all bicker and troll.
But this thread is heart warming fellas.
Agreed and best wishes OP.
It sucks that people act like that online. I’ve gotten pretty good at ignoring those idiots and focusing on the positive interactions people offer instead.
Sounds like you have a good grip on your priorities and what is important in life. Sometimes I feel like I spend too much time playing as well. Good luck in the future man! Best wishes
Proud that you also didn't let any of the vile and disgusting behaviour of others on here and in-game get to you too - just know you are so strong for finding a way to get through such a traumatic experience as the loss of a child.
Take the very best of care my friend - wishing you nothing but the best for the future.
Very sorry for your loss and for the community or player base who treated you poorly. This forum and base is not a place or game I would recommend to grieve, but I am glad you found something in both.
The game stats you posted was shocking — expected goals comparison unfortunately not abnormal — the tackle differential was gross — your opponent had like 75 tackles and one foul — to your 19 —. All I can do is laugh at those stats — it’s not a game I would let a child play…
Again, sorry for your loss…