Rivals - players deliberately deranking with bronze teams and low chem

Wolfstar
4 posts Ball Boy
edited March 17
Seriously!!

This has to stop.

I played ten games today in rivals and 9 were against players who used substandard teams and did not try to play. A complete waste of time on my behalf to the point where i would just forfeit. Waste of time and waste of money. EA - you need to address this. It has become an player base culture that is ruining rivals (which I really enjoy as a concept). Sanction the players, change the mechanics..... do something. I for one won't be playing for much longer if this continues.

Example https://imgur.com/a/bXSxLpj
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  • Lackosweat
    5046 posts Big Money Move
    Wolfstar wrote: »
    Seriously!!

    This has to stop.

    I played ten games today in rivals and 9 were against players who used substandard teams and did not try to play. A complete waste of time on my behalf to the point where i would just forfeit. Waste of time and waste of money. EA - you need to address this. It has become an player base culture that is ruining rivals (which I really enjoy as a concept). Sanction the players, change the mechanics..... do something. I for one won't be playing for much longer if this continues.

    Basically you are complaining about gaining almost free DR points and skill rating, aren’t you ? Or are you just like them, you don’t want those points as you will get to higher divisions ?
  • DeanoZoff
    4214 posts National Call-Up
    So these people stayed and played the whole game to get relegated..

    Why didnt they just score and own goal and quit
  • Latanaka
    741 posts Semi-Pro
    Which Div are you?
  • D3ATHSQUAD
    2983 posts National Call-Up
    Seeing as how I played probably ten Rivals matches tonight and didn't come across one of these I find it hard to believe that it happened nine out of ten games for you. What Division are you in? I am in Division 4 here.
  • Latanaka
    741 posts Semi-Pro
    D3ATHSQUAD wrote: »
    Seeing as how I played probably ten Rivals matches tonight and didn't come across one of these I find it hard to believe that it happened nine out of ten games for you. What Division are you in? I am in Division 4 here.

    Same, cant remember seeing one of these bronze squads
  • Batman442
    3467 posts National Call-Up
    I have never come across anyone all year trying to go down the divisions
  • Royalwhite
    103 posts Has Potential To Be Special
    I hope I come across one of those instead of those sweaty players all the time , man you are lucky !
  • tezmacfifa
    1780 posts Play-Off Hero
    I'm sensing ****
  • Skywalker XVII
    72 posts Park Captain
    Never faced a bronze team or someone trying to get relegated in rivals, so it cant possibly be a huge problem
  • I was playing in Div 7. I was playing the games and winning and then just got so sick of no competition. I don't play for the rewards or the league. I play because I enjoy playing against someone with a similar skill level. Maybe it is the region that I am in. In Asia. But it is not b**S***. And I am aware of other players having the same annoying issue.
  • Theomanny
    1315 posts Play-Off Hero
    I call bs on this one.
  • Wolfstar wrote: »
    I was playing in Div 7. I was playing the games and winning and then just got so sick of no competition. I don't play for the rewards or the league. I play because I enjoy playing against someone with a similar skill level. Maybe it is the region that I am in. In Asia. But it is not b**S***. And I am aware of other players having the same annoying issue.

    @Wolfstar

    What does your team look like?

    If you say this happened in Div. 7 maybe it was some people just starting to play Ultimate Team with bronze players. If they played the qualifier and lost a couple they might of been placed there.

    If you have a decent team they might of been unmotivated to even try especially if they're beginners.
  • aladdin
    648 posts An Exciting Prospect
    happened to me twice yesterday. you know it’s gonna happen when you see their team
  • aladdin wrote: »
    happened to me twice yesterday. you know it’s gonna happen when you see their team
    My team is rated 85 and is 100 chem.

    Their team, bronze players, Gk in the wrong position, not a single player in their correct position. They are not noobs.
  • Donovan86
    2362 posts Fans' Favourite
    Wish I was that lucky
  • Ch1cha
    2206 posts Fans' Favourite
    I have been relegating myself on purpose for months now. I was division 2, but I didnt like playing anymore. Ever since I decided to relegate myself I liked playing again. I go from division 7 to division 3 and then go back again.

    It's frustrating for both kind of players I guess. The rewards you get in higher divisions aren't good enough. I much rather play in a more relaxed state with similiar rewards. If the rewards in the high division were crazy good compared to 3/4/5/6 then I'd continue playing in a high division
  • Rossco160715
    1865 posts Play-Off Hero
    I’ve had this a few times. It’s an easy win and if people want to play at a lower level and they’re not wasting my time by quitting at 0-0 then there is absolutely no issue. Obviously I’d rather play someone but free wins cannot he moaned about.
  • iRusty_yo
    3377 posts National Call-Up
    I’ve seen this once in Div 3 and never have I been faced with bronze squad in Div 2..

    Must be a scrub thing
  • Riotiga
    274 posts Sunday League Hero
    Why would anyone want to relegate from div 7? I can understand if this happened in higher div but not in div 7
  • Wolfstar
    4 posts Ball Boy
    edited March 15
    Example https://imgur.com/a/bXSxLpj

    Two of these from four games today. And they play like a bot - all the same - pass pass pass cross, no movement, no tackling - exactly the same game play characteristic each time.!!

    I don't see the advantage in doing this?? Anyone?
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  • oneskyworld
    660 posts An Exciting Prospect
    Ch1cha wrote: »
    I have been relegating myself on purpose for months now. I was division 2, but I didnt like playing anymore. Ever since I decided to relegate myself I liked playing again. I go from division 7 to division 3 and then go back again.

    It's frustrating for both kind of players I guess. The rewards you get in higher divisions aren't good enough. I much rather play in a more relaxed state with similiar rewards. If the rewards in the high division were crazy good compared to 3/4/5/6 then I'd continue playing in a high division

    I hear you, I relegated myself to div 6, cause the games are more relaxed.
  • And another example - what a waste of time. https://imgur.com/a/yfXO5p6
  • SPACIALIST09
    1002 posts Professional
    Ch1cha wrote: »
    I have been relegating myself on purpose for months now. I was division 2, but I didnt like playing anymore. Ever since I decided to relegate myself I liked playing again. I go from division 7 to division 3 and then go back again.

    It's frustrating for both kind of players I guess. The rewards you get in higher divisions aren't good enough. I much rather play in a more relaxed state with similiar rewards. If the rewards in the high division were crazy good compared to 3/4/5/6 then I'd continue playing in a high division

    Dude and I can't even blame you. 1. There is no casual mode for you to just relax with and not play Div 2 tryhards literally grinding their teeth the entire game lol. and 2. The rewards are worse until you get to Div 1. That's just pure insanity if you ask me lolol. In what other game do you have a competitive mode where the rewards are worse as you advance lol.
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