When did division 5 become so riculously competitive???

Cphilly13
292 posts Sunday League Hero
Have been in div 5 dince launch, enjoyed some great games towards the start even with the 'dodgy gameplay' that everyone seems to be talking about this year. But in the last week every game is against legends and 2mil+teams... its division 5... dont get me wrong its very satisfying beating overpowerered teams that are clearly better than you but when you are matched up against potw hazard, de bruyne pogba kante auba etc every single game it kinda makes you not want to play ut anymore... wouldnt mind if it was d1 or d2 but d5....

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  • Cphilly13
    292 posts Sunday League Hero
    Bit of a rant, sorry, just wondering if anyone else is seeing the same??
  • Fifa_Hawk_85
    16720 posts World Class
    All the good players have realised the rewards are better in div 4 and 5 than higher divisions so have relegated themselves to get easier games with better rewards.
  • Moe_86
    1733 posts Play-Off Hero
    Yup me i also wrote about it yesterday,people from higher DIV going down to get more gifts
  • P1tch_1nvaderz88
    16708 posts World Class
    All the good players have realised the rewards are better in div 4 and 5 than higher divisions so have relegated themselves to get easier games with better rewards.

    I'm getting sick of it....it's killing the game imo.
    EA could fix this but they're too lazy to make the higher divisions worth playing in.

    Joke of a company
  • tikitaka33
    2284 posts Fans' Favourite
    The reward system needs to be fixed. Honestly seasons was better than this garbage.
  • Yeboahsbigballs
    30 posts Last Pick at the Park
    edited October 2018
    IT's not just Division 5 where this is happening either. Due to so many players dropping, obviously, some drop even further. It's started to affect division 6 now too. I mean - this is a seriously low division where you would expect to find Total FIFA noobs, Kids that have a basic grasp of FIFA, or old geezers in their 50's still only using two buttons.

    Nope - Division 6 is now stupidly hard for what it is too. I know, I'm one of them that has been in Division 4/5 yo-yo since launch, and I'm by no means a good player, but i'm of a decent standard without being a player that takes advantages of glitches in the gameplay, and have slipped down for the first time in years.

    My little brother who is 12 years old is in Division 7 and I watched him earlier, and he's coming up against teams with Aguerro, De Bruyne, Mane and Salah in the same team (all proper cards, no loans)
    and he's getting smashed 12-0, and it's just insane.

    It's completely ruining the game. When a game becomes no fun AT ALL anymore, and the 'best' players have no reason to be in the top leagues, you know the game is completely FUBAR.
  • SmokeSwift1
    4385 posts National Call-Up
    Cphilly13 wrote: »
    Have been in div 5 dince launch, enjoyed some great games towards the start even with the 'dodgy gameplay' that everyone seems to be talking about this year. But in the last week every game is against legends and 2mil+teams... its division 5... dont get me wrong its very satisfying beating overpowerered teams that are clearly better than you but when you are matched up against potw hazard, de bruyne pogba kante auba etc every single game it kinda makes you not want to play ut anymore... wouldnt mind if it was d1 or d2 but d5....

    First 2 weeks i played with a 100K team and invested all my coins into baby icons and ucl cards. It paid off and now i have a 4 mill team with cr7,Auba and Aguero. Just because someone has Auba,Hazard doesn't mean they are pros or D1 calibre.
    The game is like 1 month old already and people have coins now and in D1 and D2 i am pretty sure you gonna play R9,Cruyff,OTW Cr7,Vieira and Gullit etc not Aubameyang and Hazard
  • SPACIALIST09
    1020 posts Professional
    It sucks both ways. I'm in div 4 with one of those teams and the reason I'm not div 3 already is because of those players. So not only are you facing the guys that relegated on purpose, you are facing the guys that should be moving on divisions but can't because of those same guys.
  • greif44
    6117 posts Big Money Move
    edited October 2018
    I suppose that`s how it should be when you face opponent that has same skill level as you. I`m in D4 and almost every game is sweaty. Tbh games in these 2 weekend leagues were much more relaxed than division rivals.

    Complaining on matchmaking against squads with top players does not really make any sense to me. Come on, opponent`s squad is not really that much important, I won enough games against stacked teams and was beaten by way cheaper squads than mine.

    Besides that, there is huge amount of coins/packs and building a competitive team is not challenging at all.
  • Guys, alot more people play FIFA and more and more becomes above average, so competition is getting harder every day.
    Start the match by saying: "I probebly going to loose this one" and maybe your right, but atleast not surprised.
    Just be happy og you win then.
  • oldboiler
    5315 posts Big Money Move
    edited October 2018
    Just moved up to D4 and I haven’t noticed a rise in the quality of player tbh, but certainly the quality of team has jumped massively. Everyone has POTM Hazard.

    It’s clear though that a rise in division = a rise in idiots watching full celebrations, pausing constantly, and generally everything frustrating about the playing community
  • iRusty_yo
    4011 posts National Call-Up
    oldboiler wrote: »
    Just moved up to D4 and I haven’t noticed a rise in the quality of player tbh, but certainly the quality of team has jumped massively. Everyone has POTM Hazard.

    It’s clear though that a rise in division = a rise in idiots watching full celebrations, pausing constantly, and generally everything frustrating about the playing community

    That really annoying, div 4 with 1750 skill rating and slowly building to higher division. Not too bothered about rewards just like to play against tougher opponents but everyone is such a scum in higher divisions
  • MHoney1234
    10339 posts Has That Special Something
    iRusty_yo wrote: »
    oldboiler wrote: »
    Just moved up to D4 and I haven’t noticed a rise in the quality of player tbh, but certainly the quality of team has jumped massively. Everyone has POTM Hazard.

    It’s clear though that a rise in division = a rise in idiots watching full celebrations, pausing constantly, and generally everything frustrating about the playing community

    That really annoying, div 4 with 1750 skill rating and slowly building to higher division. Not too bothered about rewards just like to play against tougher opponents but everyone is such a scum in higher divisions

    Stay in div 4. Div 3/2 rewards are terrible. The genuinely competitive players are still in div 1/2 the scum have relegated themselves
  • ofaroldainternet
    1072 posts Professional
    I'm in div 5 too and every game is a struggle.
    Some people you can tell are not div 5 material, for the moves they pull off.
    You can see at the style of play and perfect passes etc that it can't be a div 5 guy.
    I don't see how I can get up in rivals, I think I'm gonna stay in div 5 forever.
    At least it's 58k coins every week, since getting to rank 1 is easy anyways.
  • Shardy
    105 posts Has Potential To Be Special
    I've dropped around 300-400 skill rating in the last 2 days because I simply can't compete in Div 4-5 anymore.. I went from around 60% win rate to about 15%..
  • MaestroPirlo21
    1511 posts Play-Off Hero
    This doesn't bode well for me...lol.

    I have been playing more SB's and trading the last few weeks and now I have a great team. I may play some rivals again but I must admit that I am not the greatest. I was hoping that this new system would at least give me fun competitive matches against opponents with an equal skill level.

    I guess I will find out!
  • Avit32
    1247 posts Professional
    For some reason there are people that refuse to acknowledge the problem, just this morning came up against a full bronze team, scored to OGs then quit. This is a real problem and there have been like 4 YouTubers who've come out and said it the " meta " lmfao A holes. Watch some of the RTG series of some big YTers, one video they're 1670 then the next 1340 lmfao
  • Anthonyr475
    1019 posts Professional
    edited October 2018
    This will legit make most casuals quit. No one wants to be playing pros and die hards 24/7.
  • Thamightyboro
    8100 posts League Winner
    I was ranting about this yesterday in the 4411 thread.

    I've thoroughly enjoyed rivals until yesterday.

    Nice even tight games no real maulings either way.

    Then yesterday's rewards went out and Jesus h Christ god squad after god squad of players that could probably beat me with a bronze squad.

    I don't mind playing better players than me on the way up the league's it's the only way you get better but so many have relegates themselves that last night I couldn't get one game where I was remotely good enough to compete.

    Yep I should git gud or early could fix the reward system so that rivals works as intended and is actually competitive fun.
  • Springveldt
    6970 posts Big Money Move
    Wouldn't an easy fix be to adjust the number of points for a win? Every win in every division just now gives you 500 points plus 90 per goal score (up to a maximum of 5).

    I believe you get the rewards for the division you start in each week, a division 1 player relegates himself to division 5 and still gets 500 points per win that go towards the division 1 rewards. That's utterly stupid, instead why got give something like 1500 points per win in division 1 then if someone relegates them self then they need to win 3 times as many games in division 5 to get the same weekly points.

    If it's a case of good players starting and just hanging around in division 5 by purposely throwing every second game, then you need to up the rewards in the higher divisions as well as the weekly points per game.
  • iggypop
    966 posts Semi-Pro
    Try n play around the 1200 mark, just above relegation then the games will be easier
  • Dronegan
    1184 posts Professional
    It doesnt get better. In div2 currently for days and my team hasnt been better than any of my opponents so far.
    I run a pretty decent Seria A team with. Savic, Perisic, Immobile, Mertens etc .

    But constantly facing Icons, Bales, Neymars, Messi, Pogbas etc .

    You can really feel a difference this year. High rated players have alot more impact since the game is more AI controlled than ever.
    Goodluck facing Gullit and Vieira when AI controlls them.
    Im not suprised Div2 & 1 is filled with stacked teams. Im also not suprised some of them relegate them self for easier games.
  • DIXON THFC
    3788 posts National Call-Up
    This is what happens when the whole focus of every mode is rewards... Nobody cares about enjoying the game anymore its just a massive grind and rewards fest - It's like having a second job at times.
  • jjara
    76 posts Park Captain
    been in Div 5 since jump and I knew something was off. I have had a losing record 5-10 games under .500 since getting the game and I am seeing some amazing squads. Not complaining though, I actually really like the challenge. Years past in seasons, making it to Div 1 was cake but once there it seemed like controlling the outcome was out of my hands with all the lag and OP PL squads
  • AFC_95
    8828 posts League Winner
    People are starting a rivals week in a high division then purposefully relegating themselves to 5/6 so they get easier matches as you get the rewards for the division you start the week in.
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