Tips and Tricks to Buy Perfect Pack

EA announced many packs available recently. Will you buy every pack once it is out or just select some? What affects your decisions to buy one pack? How to pay less and get perfect pack? In this article, we will talk about these issues and how to buy packs worthwhile.

When you see packs available, the first decision you should make is whether it is worthwhile to make the purchase. Usually you can pay with cheap FIFA 15 coins or FIFA points and hope to get profit. Since the content of the packs is unknown before you get, the question that worth or not totally up to you. But no pain no gain, isn’t it? Only when you purchase you will know what you will get.

Best Time to Buy Packs
Talking about the best time to buy packs, it must be the Happy Hours. Misunderstood by many FIFA 15 players, the Happy hour is not just an hour, but it may also be longer like a full day or even a week. During Happy Hours, there will be all kinds of packs. With the same chance to get good packs, packs are much cheaper than usual. Besides, there is a special Happy Hours announced as ‘2x Chances’ in which the chances of getting good packs are higher. It means that the chances of getting an IF card during this period are two times higher than usual. However, these special Happy Hours are very rare. They only happen two or three times in a year. So if you see this kind of Happy Hours, don’t hesitate and go purchase.

Tricks to get packs with less pay
There are three ways to buy packs: buying packs on the store, subscribing the Season Ticket / EA Access or buying the Ultimate Edition. The packs purchased on the store are more expensive than the ones that Ultimate Edition offers while this special edition only gives one pack per week.

As to the Season Ticket, subscribers only get one pack per week but it is also true that Season Ticket holders pay 20% less to buy packs on the store with real money (FIFA Points). So for those who buy many packs, subscribe to Season Ticket may be something very useful.
Buy FIFA 15 packs to get unexpected players is a kind of amazing gifts in FIFA 15.

Easily Make FIFA 15 Coins Tips

Today, we are here to share with you some tips and tricks on how to make a lot of money in FIFA 15 Ultimate Team and do it easy.

There are numerous methods to achieve this goal of increasing your funds in the game, but the golden rule of thumb is to buy low and sell high. However, since this is a lot easier said than done, some examples will surely make your goal easier to achieve. So here are our FIFA 15 Coins making tips:

1. Buy Squad Fitness cards
This method won’t last for long (probably) but it worked great in my case as now people are selling their Fitness cards in the game to make money for other cards. Makes sense, but it’s also something you should take advantage of. It’s a risk because we don’t know if the price of these cards will indeed double or triple, but if we compare the current price of the Fitness cards with those in last year’s game, they’re real bargains now and will get more expensive as people will need them more.

2. Scour the market, know the prices
It might seem like a silly advice, but if you know the prices of the cards, it will be a lot easier for you to make money. Don’t forget that EA also charges a 5% “tax” on all sales, so have that into account when purchasing. For example, let’s say that you buy a card for 1,000 coins. If you sell it for 1050, you’d think you’ll make a profit, but instead you’ll lose some money as you will only get 997 coins from the sale. So always try to purchase a card that’s under the market price with at least 10%. This way, you guarantee a bigger gain.

3. Buy high value cards
The bigger the price tag, the better (if you can turn in a profit). Buying a card for 10,000 and selling it for 11,000 gives you a profit of 450 coins. If you buy a card for 1,000 and sell it for 1,100, you only get a profit of 45 coins and you have to go through 10 similar transactions to get to 450. So buy high value cards for the easy money!

4. Perform in-game actions
Have a great game, in other words: perform a lot of successful tackles, shoot on target and score goals. The better your in-game performance, the more coins you will get as a reward at the end of the match. So keep on playing and do it well for some nice extra coins!

5. Contracts & Squad Fitness
There are two extremely important consumables in FIFA 15 Ultimate Team: contracts and fitness. Try buying Gold and/or fitness and sell for a profit. For a contract, you can get a Gold card for as low as 150 or 200 and you can try to sell for 250 for a quick profit. Always remember the 5% “tax” though!

6. Chemistry style cards
Once you have more coins to invest, buying and selling cards with chemistry style can bring you a ton of profit. For example, go for the Hun (hunter) cards which are the most popular right now. The idea is to know the prices on the market, find and buy a striker with the HUN chemistry style at the price of a regular card, then sell it for more. You will get more profit this way and guaranteed sales.

7. Become a tycoon
There are a ton of cards in the game, but you can focus on a single one. My strategy was to bid on a popular badge, get a ton of those for at least 10% under the selling price, then sell them for a profit. Bid on all cards that you can find on that price, some of the bids will be successful, then immediately sell them off for the quick profit. In the “mass buy and sale” process you don’t want to wait and keep on the cards, especially the badges or kits, because the market will soon be full of offers and those who are ready to pay nice money for them already have them.

8. The Monopoly method
This one’s pretty difficult to achieve as you need a ton of coins, but can also give you a ton in profit. The idea is to purchase all the player cards of the same type on the market (say, Messi) and create a need for that player. Then, after a week or so, place them on the market, with the price you want, one by one, so they are instantly bought. You will get rich and hated by most players at the same time.

Five Things FIFA Must Learn From PES 2015

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And it needs to learn fast…

I’ve had PES 2015 retail code for over a week now and after lots of time with it, the differences between what PES does really well and where FIFA annually lacks, are clearer than ever. In years past the PES series has been maligned to such an extent that it wasn’t even considered as a genuine rival to FIFA, but this year that’s changed, and in turn so must FIFA.

A few caveats before I begin. I’ll only be talking about PES 2015 gameplay, as at the time of writing the online servers aren’t live and Data Pack 1 hasn’t been released, which among other things updates all the transfers. So pure gameplay it is.

Time & Space

Quite simply put, PES 2015 has it, and FIFA 15 doesn’t, but the question is why? Both games are played with the same number of players, and within the same confines, yet PES 2015 feels open and free whilst FIFA feels comparably claustrophobic? The answer lies in the player physics and the AI behaviours.

PES 2015 has come a long way in its player animations, but it’s still someway off the visual fluidity of FIFA. In terms of creating time and space however, this works in the games favour because those split second delays between transitions, actually prevent the aggressive and super accurate pressure seen in FIFA. PES doesn’t feel sluggish by any means (as previous games have) but what it does possess is the feeling that actions, have consequences. If I sprint, I need to adjust before turning. If I’m stationary, my cross field passes need more power. It’s subtle, but those fundamental laws of motion allow you to buy your own time through clever decision making, while FIFA universally pressures you regardless of context.

The AI plays a part too because in PES 2015 the CPU doesn’t pressure unless it perceives there to be danger. It prefers instead to maintain the formation shape, as opposed to chasing the ball like a Labrador. So when you’re passing the ball around in PES 2015, you can do so far more expressively. You still need to be alert, but the overall flow of passing is much more akin to real football, and that feeling is created by the time and space the game affords you and that which you can create yourself.

Positioning

This leads me neatly on to positioning, where again PES betters FIFA by doing the simple things really well. For example, in PES 2015 when a center back has the ball, his partner naturally drops a few yards deeper to become available for a pass. Your CDM then moves in to become an option for him, and your full back naturally creeps up to become an outlet for both. All of what I’ve just described can happen in FIFA, but normally it has to be instigated by the user. In PES it just happens, and these subtleties which are seen all over the pitch combine at times to great effect.

PES also wins the positioning war in overall team shape, flexing more naturally than FIFA’s rigid width which it stubbornly maintains regardless of ball position. In FIFA 15 this leaves huge chasms between full backs and center backs and it’s the root cause the games prolific through ball success rate. If the lines were tighter, defenders would intercept more, as they do more routinely in PES 2015.

When the ball is out wide in PES 2015, the whole team shifts over to accommodate which maintains positional structure, and if the play gets switched, they slide back across. These are the same kind of rules you teach kids, and yet FIFA has failed for quite some time to implement successfully these fundamentals. So what happens if you combine players being attracted to the ball too easily, with loose defensive positioning? Play any game of FIFA online and see for yourself.

Speed

Now for this one I don’t literally mean the speed things move (well I do, sort of) and either way PES is the more methodical of the two games anyway. But by speed I also mean how fast the engine reveals itself to you, and what effect that has on the feeling of longevity.

When I play FIFA 15 I feel like the game is in a rush. Not just in terms of pace, but also in terms of what the game wants to show me. The game is literally bursting at the seems to show-off its wares, overhead kicks, wondrous saves, deft flicks it’s all there and in your face from minute one. FIFA doesn’t want to take you out for dinner, get to know you, and then move on to some gentle petting. It bends you over and gets down to business.

In PES 2015 things are slower, more meandering. You might not see a 30 yard strike for 3 or 4 games, but when it happens, that memory sticks and it stirs something within you. The same goes for a great flick, or a wonderful passing move. They’re fewer and further between than in FIFA which could be perceived as a weakness, but it’s really not. PES 2015 slowly and seductively undresses itself, leaving you wanting more. And I’m now done with this analogy; you’ll be pleased to know.

CPU AI

EA made positive changes to FIFA’s CPU AI this year, and whilst not revolutionary, after years of neglect it was a welcome statement of intent none the less. PES 2015 however has blown it out the water with its offering and there are a number of reasons why. The first being that the AI in PES not only keeps the ball, but it does so intelligently and with purpose. It can find angles you didn’t know existed and it mixes things up too, playing short, long, wide and through the middle. It’s clever, and I both hate (because it’s cleverer than me) and love that at the same time.

But beyond the general football patterns PES’ AI quite simply does better than FIFA, the biggest thing for me is that it takes risks. It’s something our very own Xaor alluded to in a recent editorial, and its brought to life perfectly by these two games.

When FIFA’s AI attacks you it does so based on probability. If it has an option between shooting, and a simple pass, it follows the path of greatest probable success, even if shooting was the more natural thing to do. How many times have you conceded goals in FIFA 15 where the AI squared it, or passed when only a few yards out? I’ve lost count.

PES 2015 strikes a much better balance here even though deep down it’s probably governed by the same type of logic. Konami however have left enough room for creativity to exist so when that half chance arises PES takes a chance, whilst FIFA plays percentages.

Tactical Depth

Again FIFA 15 has been outgunned here after bringing in it’s own wave of new tactical options this year in the form of Player Instructions and multiple saved formations. But whilst FIFA has the better layout and navigation, PES 2015 contains more options than you can imagine, the best of which being it’s fluid formation changes which you can pre-configure to some depth. Being able to setup an attacking 4-3-3 formation, which switches automatically to a 4-5-1 when you lose the ball is so useful it’s untrue. And again that key word is ‘automatic’. In FIFA you’d have to press a button every time. No thanks.

There are individual player options, team styles and loads more too, and in all honesty it is a little overwhelming to a player returning after a leave of absence. But you’d certainly rather have the options available than not and it’s kind of telling that something EA have made a feature of this year, PES quietly does more astutely out of the box.

Final Word On PES 2015

This article by its very nature has been very anti-FIFA, but that was kind of the point to be honest. The reality is that there are many things which FIFA 15 does better than PES 2015, but when it comes down to core football gameplay for me, Konami have the edge this year. But PES 2015 isn’t a perfect game by any means.

The ball physics are a little one dimensional, the player physicality is rudimentary at best, and it shares FIFA 14’s ‘no-freekicks’ disease as the AI rarely engages aggressively enough to actually foul you. But in the grand scheme of things none of these issues detract too much from the experience and at its core PES 2015 is well balanced and consistently enjoyable.

It doesn’t share FIFA’s production values, or animation fidelity but it does play a very good game of football, which after years in the doldrums will be more than enough for the PES hardcore who’ve suffered for so long.

FIFA has been blazing a lone trail of commercial and critical success over the last three years, but it’s old enemy is now fighting back and it’s doing so with the sole aim of being the connoisseurs choice. A noble and idealistic cause you may say, but it’s one that will turn heads (as the reviews have proved) and provoke EA to make a few choices of their own.

I love FIFA to bits, and for me FIFA 15 still delivers in areas that PES can’t yet match, but that gap is closing fast, and if EA fail to learn these fundamental lessons sooner rather than later, next year could represent the turning of the tide.