Monthly Archives: March 2015

EA says substantial criticism to FUT market changes is “wide of the mark”

Some gamers may think, “Thank God, I’ve been waiting months for that.” And then there are times when a developer makes a change that causes you to have an aneurysm, with a bleeding nose not unlike a classic Japanese anime. More FIFA 15 Guides and News on Runeme.com.

“We want to keep the game fair and secure for everyone, and ensure a level playing field for all [FIFA Ultimate Team] fans,” EA wrote in a blog post explaining the changes. “To accomplish this we have to root out the activities of coin farmers and cheaters who are harming your experience with the game.”

EA says substantial criticism to FUT market changes is “wide of the mark”

“These exploiters generate coins illegitimately in the FUT economy through the use of bots and phishing scams, creating a flood of fraudulent in-game currency and driving up the cost of players on the Transfer Market,” the developer added.

Conversely, there are players that were purchased for a great deal before the cap was introduced that now cannot be sold even at their minimum, because the minimum is a stark amount of coins – coins that players don’t have, because they can no longer ship their players without the ease of open-bid auctions.

The Guardian has gone to the trouble of asking a few YouTubers, dedicated to the FUT cause, their opinion. It’s well worth the longer read, although it should be noted that the intricacies of FUT, and the market in particular, are not as simple as some of you might be imagining.

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31 Mar 2015

FIFA 15: new price ranges in Ultimate Team

FIFA 15 News – EA Sports has addressed recent changes to pricing in Fifa 15′s Ultimate Team, and the backlash from numerous angry fans. The move was made to combat illegal coin farmers and sellers and “level the playing field” for all players. More details about new price ranges on Runeme.com.

“FIFA Ultimate Team (FUT) should be fair and fun for every player,” reads their blog post. “What are we trying to achieve with these changes? It’s simple – we want to keep the game fair and secure for everyone, and ensure a level playing field for all FUT fans.”

Ultimate Team is the wildly popular game mode, introduced in Fifa 13, which tasks people with building teams of players which come in the form of tradeable cards unlocked from packs which can be earned and purchased. Players not needed can be sold in the game’s online market for coins, the game’s currency which can be used to purchase packs and players.

FIFA 15: new price ranges in Ultimate Team

“To accomplish this,” continues the blog, “We have to root out the activities of coin farmers and cheaters who are harming your experience with the game. These exploiters generate coins illegitimately in the FUT economy through the use of bots and phishing scams, creating a flood of fraudulent in-game currency and driving up the cost of players on the Transfer Market.”

Price ranges were introduced which vary from Xbox to PlayStation to PC depending on the intricacies of those platforms’ individual economies. EA also took down access to the transfer market through the web and companion apps, which they say was being exploited by farmers. They hope to have access back online “as quickly as possible”.

Fifa Ultimate Team has proven a huge money-spinner for EA on top of the annual success of the game it forms a part of. The mode will undoubtedly return in Fifa 16 later this year.

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28 Mar 2015

Will FUT Transfer Market Return to Web and Companion App

FIFA 15 News – EA Sports announced that it would introduce a new Price Range feature in order to set a minimum and a maximum price for all the Ultimate Team content that will be sold on the transfer market of FIFA 15, which amazed a lot of FIFA fans, according to Runeme.

Even more controversial was the decision to make the trading system inaccessible on the official web and companion mobile app.

Now EA Sports is offering a wide ranging defense of the two moves and explains that they are designed to make sure that fairness and fun become the defining attributes of FIFA 15 Ultimate Team and that there is no way for unscrupulous players to take advantage of the rest of the community.

Will FUT Transfer Market Return to Web and Companion App

EA Sports says that it has seen an improvement in the situation since Price Range were introduced for FIFA 15 and claims that it is also investing in better security for all personal accounts and in new anti-cheating mechanics.

Gamers can get free packs by simply logging into the game each day and they can also take part in a new Birthday Cup competition to get players that have been featured in the Team of the Week packages.

EA Sports has not said whether it plans to deliver more patches for FIFA 15 which will tweak the core game mechanics before shifting fully to the next title in the franchise.

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26 Mar 2015