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#61 TheN8torious   Shhh...I'm Invisible CAGiversary!   16968 Posts   Joined 14.1 Years Ago  

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Posted 10 August 2014 - 07:00 PM

i remember in i think was madden 13 i was able to make a 92 overall rank mut team by just doing collections and getting tons of coins for it and was easy to do seeing most collections had like 10 or so cards. i think that year i spent maybe ten bucks. madden 25 i tried to do the same and was just not possible unless you played alot/spent tons of money 

Yeah, last year was like a kick in the nuts. I don't think I completed more than 2 collections. It just felt like an exercise in futility. The collections were either huge, for a limited time, or involved rare cards. The thing that makes you want to continue playing MUT is feeling like you're making progress and accomplishing something. Completing one collection makes you want to complete more collections (and even spend a little money). Madden 25 had none of that. Just a pure greed business model.



#62 Dark Rider   The Bus Guy CAGiversary!   2890 Posts   Joined 10.4 Years Ago  

Posted 10 August 2014 - 10:15 PM

I also think MUT hasn't been good since 12. It jumped the shark when it became obvious and almost insulting that all they cared about was making money off of it. I mean, that was always the purpose of Ultimate Team. But at least in 12, they did a decent job masking it.

Cards were worth more to sell, collections didn't have 40+ cards in them, and they didn't have these ultra, special, only available for 5 days, cards that you basically HAD to play for if you wanted any shot at them. The most challenging thing in 12 became getting the bronze cards...which maybe seemed stupid, but it was better balanced than the way it is now.

Ultimate Team used to actually be about collecting cards and completing collections. Now, it's about giving EA as much of your money as possible. This is a direct quote from EA's financial reports on EA.com.


I seriously doubt MUT revenue is growing 90% each year from more people playing. It's from them finding new ways to get into your wallet. Most likely, I won't touch MUT this year. I'm much happier saving $20 on the game by pre-ordering it from Kmart, lol.


Yeah, the appeal of MUT for me was building your team from random packs. It was fun to start your team with 3rd stringers you had never heard of and build your way up. I can't stand how now it is lower rated starters, like 75 rated Jerry Rice or 70 rated Peyton Manning. It seems ridiculous to have so many different versions of cards.

They also made collections nearly impossible. I don't think I completed any in Madden 25. Not even the Ultra RARE Halloween Limited Edition Dolphins Superstar Collection or anything close to that.

#63 LaMeRz   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   32 Posts   Joined 16.9 Years Ago  

Posted 11 August 2014 - 12:12 AM

I would like to join the league.  

 

I have never played in a Madden league before so this is going to be a learning experience.

 

My schedule is pretty busy (MBA and young child) but I can commit to be able to play at least 2-3 weekdays after 9pm Central and Sundays before the NFL kickoff.   If not having a set schedule is a deal breaker I understand.

 

Look forward to playing.

 

Xbox Live Gamertag: LaMeRz



#64 DarkTower80   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1457 Posts   Joined 16.0 Years Ago  

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Posted 11 August 2014 - 12:19 AM

My schedule varies too.  Not a deal breaker as long as you keep up communication.



#65 Outlaw1986   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   851 Posts   Joined 8.2 Years Ago  

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Posted 11 August 2014 - 03:33 AM

I guess sign me up to. Haven't really played a Madden game in years but I'm sure after a couple games I'll get the hang of it. I'm free Monday - Friday about 5:30 - 11:00 p.m. and usually free on the weekends. Gamertag is Outlaw420247

#66 TimboSliceGB   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   5989 Posts   Joined 8.7 Years Ago  

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Posted 11 August 2014 - 04:56 PM

no madden demo at least on x1 unless you pay for access you will have to wait until retail game to play. NO word yet if this is for all systems i would say yes if i had to guess.



#67 TheN8torious   Shhh...I'm Invisible CAGiversary!   16968 Posts   Joined 14.1 Years Ago  

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Posted 11 August 2014 - 05:05 PM

no madden demo at least on x1 unless you pay for access you will have to wait until retail game to play. NO word yet if this is for all systems i would say yes if i had to guess.

What??? Pay for access? What the hell does that mean? I actually was noticing last night that demos on the X1 are severely lacking. Maybe companies are starting to not see purpose in them? I mean, a lot of games on Steam don't have demos...but then again, not many of them cost $60 either.

 

EDIT - Wait, are you talking the EA subscription service thing? Meaning the 5 day early download is the only way to try the game before launch?



#68 CAGLeagueSports   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   2628 Posts   Joined 11.5 Years Ago  

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Posted 11 August 2014 - 05:12 PM

I would like to join the league.  

 

I have never played in a Madden league before so this is going to be a learning experience.

 

My schedule is pretty busy (MBA and young child) but I can commit to be able to play at least 2-3 weekdays after 9pm Central and Sundays before the NFL kickoff.   If not having a set schedule is a deal breaker I understand.

 

Look forward to playing.

 

Xbox Live Gamertag: LaMeRz

No, that shouldn't be a problem. It might be a little difficult for some of the east coasters, but you're more than welcome to try it out and see how it goes.

 

 

I guess sign me up to. Haven't really played a Madden game in years but I'm sure after a couple games I'll get the hang of it. I'm free Monday - Friday about 5:30 - 11:00 p.m. and usually free on the weekends. Gamertag is Outlaw420247

Cool! Welcome aboard!



#69 TimboSliceGB   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   5989 Posts   Joined 8.7 Years Ago  

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Posted 11 August 2014 - 05:17 PM

What??? Pay for access? What the hell does that mean? I actually was noticing last night that demos on the X1 are severely lacking. Maybe companies are starting to not see purpose in them? I mean, a lot of games on Steam don't have demos...but then again, not many of them cost $60 either.

 

EDIT - Wait, are you talking the EA subscription service thing? Meaning the 5 day early download is the only way to try the game before launch?

yes it is NO system is getting madden demo.  like i said in x1 page seems like game demos are thing of the past the amount of time and moey it takes seems like they decided to no longer do them in industry.



#70 Matt Young   Follow the buzzards CAGiversary!   15183 Posts   Joined 16.3 Years Ago  

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Posted 11 August 2014 - 05:29 PM

I would pay for EA Access if those assholes would send me a code!

#71 TimboSliceGB   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   5989 Posts   Joined 8.7 Years Ago  

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Posted 11 August 2014 - 05:31 PM

I would pay for EA Access if those assholes would send me a code!

i think everyone will get access to it next tues or possible tommow with xbox one aug update that has yet to roll out.



#72 Matt Young   Follow the buzzards CAGiversary!   15183 Posts   Joined 16.3 Years Ago  

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Posted 11 August 2014 - 06:08 PM

EA Access is now live on the Xbox One app store! YES! YES! YES!

#73 staticz   FortySixin CAGiversary!   3045 Posts   Joined 11.8 Years Ago  

Posted 11 August 2014 - 09:30 PM

EA Access is now live on the Xbox One app store! YES! YES! YES!

What does this actually give you? Seems 'too good to be true' to me, but I might not understand it at all :/



#74 Dark Rider   The Bus Guy CAGiversary!   2890 Posts   Joined 10.4 Years Ago  

Posted 11 August 2014 - 09:44 PM

What does this actually give you? Seems 'too good to be true' to me, but I might not understand it at all :/

Access to Madden 25, Battlefield 4, Fifa '4 and Peggle 2 for as long as you have the subscription. You also get five day early access to games. How much will be playable is unknown. You also get 10% off any EA digital downloads (Games, DLC, etc).



#75 Matt Young   Follow the buzzards CAGiversary!   15183 Posts   Joined 16.3 Years Ago  

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Posted 11 August 2014 - 11:16 PM

No discount on Titanfall stuff, though. The app can be downloaded for free and shows you which games are part of it. The 4 games listed above are the current "vault games". EA says that they have no intentions to remove games from the vault, only to add more. You get the full game download and retain access to all vault titles as long as your subcription remains active.

#76 staticz   FortySixin CAGiversary!   3045 Posts   Joined 11.8 Years Ago  

Posted 11 August 2014 - 11:19 PM

Interesting. I have all of those except for FIFA thoguh. Guess I will have to keep an eye on it. Hate to say it but I mostly play EA games :/

Maybe if they added NFS I would sign up. Of course that would mean turning on my X1 :D

#77 TheN8torious   Shhh...I'm Invisible CAGiversary!   16968 Posts   Joined 14.1 Years Ago  

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Posted 12 August 2014 - 01:32 AM

A good portion of the EA Access info was still unverified...so, I'm taking it out as not to spread more internet wildfires.

 

But still...

 

EA can resume blowing me, lol. :lol:



#78 TimboSliceGB   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   5989 Posts   Joined 8.7 Years Ago  

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Posted 12 August 2014 - 02:58 AM

the thing is why would they allow unlimited play with ea season ticket on last gen but cut it out on xbox one? i think all that is bs lies from that so called insider. Ea already said NO game will be removed from service 



#79 Outlaw1986   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   851 Posts   Joined 8.2 Years Ago  

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Posted 12 August 2014 - 04:05 AM

That would be cool if they add Madden 15 right after this season is over. Then I could trade it in superbowl weekend when it would probably have pretty good value. They selling the subscription cards at any stores yet?

#80 TheN8torious   Shhh...I'm Invisible CAGiversary!   16968 Posts   Joined 14.1 Years Ago  

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Posted 12 August 2014 - 06:38 AM

the thing is why would they allow unlimited play with ea season ticket on last gen but cut it out on xbox one? i think all that is bs lies from that so called insider. Ea already said NO game will be removed from service 

Looking into it further, it looks like only portions of it are actually verified. Good old internet rearing its ugly head again, haha. Going to edit out that post so nobody bases decisions on it.



#81 Philthy Bird  

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Posted 13 August 2014 - 11:52 AM

Gonna feel weird and really suck not having the demo this year. Almost feel like I'm being forced to subscribe to EA Access, and I'm most likely gonna give in.



#82 LaMeRz   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   32 Posts   Joined 16.9 Years Ago  

Posted 13 August 2014 - 06:06 PM

10% off madden  ($6) pays for a month of EA Access ($5)

 

It is pretty much the only reason I signed up for it.



#83 TimboSliceGB   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   5989 Posts   Joined 8.7 Years Ago  

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Posted 14 August 2014 - 07:57 PM

ton of footage is hitting youtube today. Game looks really impressive seems like qb accuracy has been fixed huge this year. im stocked for next thurs to play this game. 



#84 Philthy Bird  

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Posted 16 August 2014 - 04:11 PM

I've heard that during the early access for Madden 15, that there will be a time limit on the amount of time you can play it.



#85 TimboSliceGB   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   5989 Posts   Joined 8.7 Years Ago  

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Posted 16 August 2014 - 11:56 PM

I've heard that during the early access for Madden 15, that there will be a time limit on the amount of time you can play it.

if they do that and still give 360/ps3 players still unlimited access with season tickets that would be awful and really pee people off. I just don't see why they would not use the base of season ticket for sports games.



#86 Philthy Bird  

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Posted 17 August 2014 - 01:31 AM

Watched some more gameplay of it today. I like the camera angles and especially the presentation. Seems like with some camera angles it could be a pain in the ass though.



#87 TimboSliceGB   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   5989 Posts   Joined 8.7 Years Ago  

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Posted 17 August 2014 - 02:03 AM

Watched some more gameplay of it today. I like the camera angles and especially the presentation. Seems like with some camera angles it could be a pain in the ass though.

yeah can't wait to see what they have in store for the new pre/halftime shows i hope it's not bad seeing they have talked zero about it.



#88 jhweathers   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   912 Posts   Joined 14.1 Years Ago  

Posted 17 August 2014 - 03:18 AM

Veteran madden league member. Never been in a cag league. Can I join?

#89 jhweathers   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   912 Posts   Joined 14.1 Years Ago  

Posted 17 August 2014 - 03:24 AM

Do you communicate on here or via group me

#90 Philthy Bird  

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Posted 18 August 2014 - 05:36 AM

Can't wait for the early access fellas!