That’s right, @EA_Andy
claimed in a thread that nothing was changed regarding passing, dribbling, auto defending, auto blocking and stamin from patch 5. Apparently they’ve done tests! It’s all in our heads according to the Devs. This isn’t a stab at you Andy, you’re one of the few that actually communicate with us and I’ve no doubt you are just following orders.
Im sure we can all say with absolute certainty that this isn’t the same as patch 5, patch 5 was actually an excellent representation of football. What we have now is a shambles and an embarrassment to football, auto blocks, no fluidity, lazy defending etc etc. Even @Pieman25
, who is notoriously pro EA thinks this version is totally different (sorry pieman, not throwing you under a bus here)
Now there are two positions to take, there is no middle ground as far as I’m concerned. The first (and what I hope it is) : EA made a mistake, accidentally deleted the patch that fixed the issues and haven’t been able to recover it/haven’t realised their error.
The other position to take (much more grim but more likely): they’ve lied to us all, they’ve mugged us all off and intentionally insulted our intelligence and showed us no respect! They’ve dumbed the game down in order to maximise the new player market and have discarded the wishes of the loyal fans which built this franchise. This is not patch 5, this is a million miles away. The idea that they can claim it’s the same is frankly insulting and shows a brazen attitude towards lying to the fan base.
We should not stand for this. This is an outrage and for once I urge us to stick together and take back control of the direction this game is heading in!