Hey anyone who wants to read this,
I have played FIFA consistently since FIFA 2002 (got it bundled with my brand new PS2, to give you an idea of how old I am) and have been a regular on UT since its inception in 2009, but this is one of the first time I feel like the game may be passing me by as it feels like an arcade game rather than a sports simulation,
now this has been happening gradually for years especially FIFA 20 but a lot of the major problems carry over to fifa 21 such as high agility and balance with 4/5* skill and WF being the "meta" meaning you spend every week playing against wave after wave of Rashford, Son and worst of all Allan Saint-Maximin, with Joe Gomez and Varane at CB, with many of the players playing the exact same style of constant drag backs, fake shots. trick stick mashing and for some reason an inexplicable amount of rainbow flicks,
The Stress alone isn't only attributed to a toxic non footballing style but with the baffling decision to limit Rivals to 30 games (which I was fine with) then tie the WL points to the same 30 game limit meaning if you want to get rank 1 you have to play several Rivals games on Thursdays before you even start the absolute hell that is WL, but because everyone is trying to get rivals points people will play as dirty as they can as they need the points creating yet another toxic environment.
These two points along with the update limiting how yellow/red cards are distributed meaning people can maliciously take you out and receive little negatives from it, which has incentivised people to play in the most toxic way possible
I just wanted to do this post to write down A) what I dislike and B ) put down my suggestions of how future FIFAs can be improved to at least limit stress of the game
1) Change the Rivals/ Weekend League points, to allow you to be able to play matches during the week, this can be done in several ways, 1) choose wether you want your weekend league matches to count towards your rivals score, 2) Move Reward day from Thursdays to Monday's, this would allow people to space out the games and I personally think enjoy the game more
2) add a stamina cost to skill moves, while I understand skill is a part of football, realistically it is used sparingly as players would get tired if they do it in all match, this NEEDS to be reflected in game, I'm fine with it being in game but people need to tire to allow players to use skill in appropriate situations rather than any time someone gets the ball.
3) Co-op needs to be available in FUT Live Friendlies, genuinely not sure why it isn't, and I think there should be a CO-OP WL, half the rewards if you like, but I personally find CO-OP more fun, all of the above problems still exist but at least you don't suffer alone
4) For the love of god, if you want to keep objectives in fut live friendlies, MAKE LOAN CARDS USE MATCHES, trying to do literally hundred of matches with a awful defence against loan mbappe adds another stress that doesn't need to be there1
anyway these are just a few thoughts, I use video games especially fifa as an escape for my disability but I am finding all of these stresses are becoming too much and ruining a game I love
Also I am very aware about the mocking/hateful messages this post may receive but if you agree or even if if you don't and are respectful about it I'd love to hear about it