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  • Nobody says you have to buy these packs. I'm sorry but i hardly feel bad for anyone who is dropping a couple hundred dollars on packs for a game that's been out 6 months already.

    It's amazing how much people complain about this game, but yet continue to drop money into packs. It must be really nice to have all this disposable income to drop on a video game that will be worthless in a few months.

    EA got the $60+ dollars I paid for the game. That is all they'll get from me as well. You all complain but yet to continue to put food on their plate.

    Again, the point is that it should not be this hard to pull a good card. Last year it was great because cards were being pulled left and right, I really felt like ultimate team was all about building a team of your favorite players. I am not going to be spending any more money on TOTY, I spent my hundred bucks trying to pull something and didnt (go figure). The point I was trying to get across to the brain trust at EA is that it is too damn expensive to try to play ultimate team this year! As I said before $500 for 1 card is absurd!!! I have been playing ultimate team for 5 years now and this is by far the least fun i have had trying to build my team.
  • I've opened easily over 50 packs in total, bought one of every level (Gold,Silver, Bronze), bought a few of those trade deadline ones 6 to be exact, bought a couple mini ultimate ones, and the rest I have gotten from completing events, competitive seasons, challenges, trading in Jerseys, Logos, Arenas, re-rolls. I've opened quite a bit of gold and gold plus packs I'd say roughly 20 in total and no joke this is why I can't stand EA and buying anymore packs again, I've NEVER got a player over 84 yet I still can't believe it myself. But that's EA logic for you, keep on buying more sucker.

    I hear ya man! I mean, its TOTY. the game is almost done. This should/could be a time to thank the players and juice the packs a little bit (since these players will only be used for 3months before they are useless because nobody will play this game anymore)
  • monz
    958 posts Member
    monz wrote: »
    The trick is to not spend money on packs

    Might as well just play regular online instead of HUT. My point is that this is ultimate team, build a dream team. But this year you literally need yo spend thousands of dollars. Think about it, to just get one of the master cards like Forsberg. You needed to spend at the bare minimum 200 bucks (for 1 97). If you want 1 playoff predictor card, a 90! You need to spend at the minimum 150 bucks (and hope you pull 2 collectible each pack... which never happens).

    Lol, ive gotten every master card that's been put out and haven't spent a dime. Buy low, sell high there are always deals to be had if you know where to look.

    I would love to. Except I am one of the lucky people who get an error when trying to "buy now" on the marketplace. I can only purchase items through bidding. And nobody at EA can fix this... even after I have factory reset my xbox. I used to work the marketplace hard in 18.

    This has happened to me 4 times in the past 2 years. Call ea support tell them you have a stuck puck issue. Tell them to remove your coin balance and readd it, Problem will be solved.
  • flyextacy wrote: »
    Breaking news, ea packs dont net a good return. In other news, water is wet.

    If you gamble you dont get to tell the casino that it's unfair.

    Casinos are gambling, packs on a video game are not (to an extent they can be) I am paying money in exchange for a "good". I am not paying to possibly win more money. I am paying to improve my team. The point here is that the asset I am purchasing is way too expensive and hard to attain. This is like me saying "hey guys, 10 of you give me 100 dollars. I will give you each an envelope and inside there is something. The something could help you in life, the other you can sell for 5 bucks". And btw only 1 of the 10 envelopes will have something that will help you.

    It's exactly like a casino or a lottery as it has odds to pull. When you are to buy a pack take a look at your odds to pull, which btw are unbelievably low.

    It is gambling, you are not paying 1 for 1 for a "good" as you put it. You are paying for a chance to get something valuable.
  • I think that there is a common missunderstanding of odds and probability. That's why there are so many bad poker players out there.
  • flyextacy wrote: »
    flyextacy wrote: »
    Breaking news, ea packs dont net a good return. In other news, water is wet.

    If you gamble you dont get to tell the casino that it's unfair.

    Casinos are gambling, packs on a video game are not (to an extent they can be) I am paying money in exchange for a "good". I am not paying to possibly win more money. I am paying to improve my team. The point here is that the asset I am purchasing is way too expensive and hard to attain. This is like me saying "hey guys, 10 of you give me 100 dollars. I will give you each an envelope and inside there is something. The something could help you in life, the other you can sell for 5 bucks". And btw only 1 of the 10 envelopes will have something that will help you.

    It's exactly like a casino or a lottery as it has odds to pull. When you are to buy a pack take a look at your odds to pull, which btw are unbelievably low.

    It is gambling, you are not paying 1 for 1 for a "good" as you put it. You are paying for a chance to get something valuable.

    I agree with you, you're 100 percent correct, however, DLC in other games provide content equal to the $ spent!

    These pack prices are absurd and its disgusting how little the returns are.

    These pack ratings are a total farce.
  • Idriss_Qc
    1 posts New member
    If you play 10 game , you make something like 1000 each game so 10k

    The contract are 8000 for 20

    You have 17 players in your team

    You will only make 3k of profits..
  • fcm421
    1 posts New member
    [quote="OprtnShtdwn;c-2056719"]Nobody says you have to buy these packs. I'm sorry but i hardly feel bad for anyone who is dropping a couple hundred dollars on packs for a game that's been out 6 months already.

    It's amazing how much people complain about this game, but yet continue to drop money into packs. It must be really nice to have all this disposable income to drop on a video game that will be worthless in a few months.

    EA got the $60+ dollars I paid for the game. That is all they'll get from me as well. You all complain but yet to continue to put food on their plate. [/quote]

    Im right there with you. I bought the game a few months ago when it was on sale. $12.00 for the deluxe edition. Haven't spent another dime and have a 95 overall team. Oddly enough one of my best cards was my now 95 overall Stanley Cup Byfuglien I got out of a free bronze pack from milestone challenges.
  • Z0mbieBabyJesus
    1539 posts Member
    edited May 2019
    Tonysl79 wrote: »
    Ea is a lot like Disney world they keep raising the prices and lower the quality and yet people still spend the money so who’s really to blame here?

    Raise the price? This is literally the easiest year since hut has been a thing, to build a team without spending a dime. I've only been working on my team for maybe 6 weeks, and its already a 96 ovr if i throw a 2nd decent goalie on (91 if i use a bronze backup).

    I mean, a majority of my best players, including my best forwards, have come from the gold rare re-rolls. Buy a few gold rare cards if you don't have any, re roll, chance of a good player. There's zero reason to spend money unless you're impatient as hell. And in that case, sorry, but no sympathy.

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  • Tonysl79 wrote: »
    I agree zombie with everything you said. I don’t spend money I don’t buy packs I have a 98 overall team but I’ve been playing since September and only got that overall team in March. It’s much easier to build a team fast this time of year because cards that were 92,93,94, back in November and December were 500,000 600,000 are now 180-250 so it’s easy now. The auction house is saturated with mid 90s players now but not back then

    I haven't spent over 35k for a player. Was an 88 ovr legend goalie, which i sold for 35k after i got my SJ Martin Stanley cup to 90 in the first round. But otherwise, ya, i guess this time of year is a bit easier with a larger pool of good players that can be rolled.

    Either way, i still think with simple grinding challenges, and doing re rolls, and the monthly rewards is easy enough to make a competitive team, even early on.

    I just wish I would have started playing hut earlier on in the year. I could have had an actual good team by now, instead of one that's competitive, but no where near being top tier.
  • Tonysl79 wrote: »
    I’ve been playing since September have all the monthly legends and have been re-rolling all along. The best card I ever got was a 92 grabner I got a few weeks ago. So I definitely haven’t been as lucky as others with re-rolls when I hear they get 97 or 99 cards.

    I agree the fun of the game is grinding out through the months building a quality team without spending real money which I’m sure doesn’t make ea happy campers.

    The only bad part in doing this is while during the early months when your building a team of low and mid 80s guys trying to save up coins and find good deals in the auction house, you get matched up over and over again with players who have just bought their teams of high 80s and even low 90s cards in October.

    Ya, i agree with your last part wholly. Might have been what caused me to avoid the mode initially. But, i also am not against grinding out games against the ai until i feel i have a somewhat decent team, before jumping into online. Truthfully, i think i was having fun with 3s and the occasional 6s eashl game for the first portion of the year, so less time to grind out a decent team early on.

    But even with a late start, i still did okay VS fairly stacked teams. I mean, i didn't even have any card over 90, until I got (and still use) a 90 ovr Foppa to use a few months back when he was one of the challenge rewards. Used mostly mid 80s gold rare cards. Actually got my first decent reroll (87 ovr diamond player) basically same time i got Foppa. Has been a fairly steady progression since then.
  • caflokid
    31 posts Member
    Its almost sickening that EA can feel good about selling these packs? "Hey guys, spend 20 bucks on this pack, but there is only a 27% chance of getting a card you may consider using (85 overall)." So you keep buying packs until you finally get that 1 85+ card... and its something like Kopitar... theres 80 bucks gone for a card that resells for 4k. Packs used to be so much better in previous games and they were cheaper! I hope the pack sales are going down steadily. I shouldn't have to pay 800 dollars just to be able to pick up one single card (like the legends). It used to be fun opening packs, now I just feel ashamed that I spent money on nothing. Nothing but silver players and other crap. Crap that is barely selling for over the quick sell price!

    As others mentioned it's not worth it to buy packs. U need to come to terms with that fact lol packs aren't there to supply you with good players every pack. It's just a money grab and very clever one I must admit. People have always been complaining about packs as soon as they were introduced in the game. This year they go so far as to even tell you the odds of getting a good player don't they?

    I used to buy packs and it was crazy the amount of money I spent. I got a really good team out of it eventually but the sick thing is is that my team this year is just as good as any of my teams from previous years where I spent hundreds maybe even thousands of dollars building them from buying packs.

    It's a gamble it gives you a rush when u open them that feeling of possibly getting a really good 99 ovr kinda player. It's the same thing as a slot machine at a casino.

    What more is there to say


  • skydive61
    9 posts New member
    Hey EA how about just putting up players for a price....hefty prices so you keep the cash flow going of course. I’d rather just buy whoever I want instead of messing around with packs/trading/collectibles etc.
  • Lowernu82
    416 posts Member
    I've been playing HUT since it's initial release, this game mode was strictly designed for people with addictive personalities as all these other games do. I've spent a pretty penny each year, for what i'm still not sure. I don't open packs to help my team, I open them for the thrill of opening packs. I know where i stand skill level wise compared to the rest of community and im fine with that. Picking up a few high level players isn't going to differ that much. Unless you have a disposable income, ditch this game mode. this year was hands down the most money grubbing season yet, i just hope one day someone will clamp down on these games with in-game purchases. I'm sure a few out there get carried away and it does a lot more then financial damage.
  • Lowernu82
    416 posts Member
    Tonysl79 wrote: »
    There is definitely a casino like factor to packs and the auction house. I’m guessing the guys who do spend 100’s of dollars on packs need the rush of unveiling a high card and probAbly already have financial issues in their lives. Or it’s just kids in their moms basement with no jobs spending their parents money.
    If you got nothing better to spend your money good for you but if that’s the case you might want to re-evaluate your priorities. It’s a game why spend anymore money on it then you have too.

    No need to judge the people who spend cash on the game, unfortunately some people are born with tendencies that they have a hard time controlling it. Some players have daily jobs that pay them respectfully where they can have some disposable money to spend for their enjoyment.
  • There you go "paid respectfully"well said but can you imagine another man worring about how another man spends his money ... come on now
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