Fifa 20 complete overhaul of pro clubs
Fifa 20 complete overhaul of pro clubs
It’s been over 7 YEARS since pro clubs has had a big change in the game mode as a whole. That means since SEPTEMBER 2011 there has been no major changes for the game mode. EA have chosen for Ultimate Team to be the main source of income for them and constantly make changes in an attempt to satisfy the player-base of the game mode. What’s even worse in this situation is that even KICK OFF MODE has been updated more than pro clubs.
Moving on to the statistics, EA is choosing to focus on the competitive scene of ultimate team and attempting to push Fifa as an eSport. In no way am I saying this is a bad idea, but this is only satisfying a small minority of Fifa players. As of May 5 2019, only 13.53% of Fifa players have qualified for FUT Champions, and considering EA are focusing on this mode the most, this is appalling. The fact that although EA are focusing so much on this and there are still consistent weekend league delays and server/gameplay errors, makes this 10 times worse.
The main purpose of this petition is for EA to make a complete overhaul of proclubs. I’m going to use a post from reddit to describe in detail how EA can make this work and how they will potentially profit more from this than they do in ultimate team.
”The Journey tried to introduce a story driven mode but really failed to take on for a few reasons. The story felt too scripted and no matter what you did in game the story progressed how it wanted to. The second biggest problem was that the mode chose to focus on a fictional character who we could not customize at all. This lead to many people not caring what happened as they had no interest in the character and felt like they were more just along for the ride than a active participant. So here is my idea. Overhaul the My Pro system to be the new “Journey” mode. This would allow the player to customize their player and have more of a connection to the mode.
The My Pro character could go through a similar offline story driven journey mode where they progress from playing in the streets with their friends all the way to the pros. Where this would differ is the inclusion of online play. The main focus of this mode would be an online hub called My Neighboorhood. This would consist of your house, the park, the shop, the hub, and the stadium. Your house would be a place to own and customize. Imagine being able to show off your trophies that you earn as you play and progress from the game. Get a cool ball, cleats, jersey in a pack? Display them in cases around your house. Buy an icon for FUT on the market, get a signed jersey that you can proudly display on your walls. Invite your friends over to watch game highlights or live champions league matches on your tv.
As you progress through your career you can move to nicer and bigger houses in better neighborhoods to show off to your friends. Invite your friends to live in your neighborhood so you can check out their accomplishments and see how they customize their house.
The park would be located by your house and consist of a few fields for training or playing pick up games. These fields could range from a full size pitch to a small futsal field suitable for 3v3, (where you can play short, 5 min drop in 3v3 games ala Rocket League style) There could also be training drills which you could play with your friends to practice certain situations or challenge your friends to see who can get the high score.
The shop is pretty straight forward but it would be a virtual store space where you could view the latest goods that you can purchase to improve your neighborhood. The hub would be a social space that would help promote a more positive and healthy community. At the hub you can watch highlights and videos of fifa gameplay as well as clips,highlights, and even full matches of real life soccer games. How cool would it be to be able to watch a rivalry game virtually amongst a group of friends and fellow supporters. The hub would also help allow groups to organize before heading into the stadium for full matches.
The stadium would have a few purposes. Mainly this would function as My Pro did in the past. A place to drop in games as well as to have team on team seasons matches. The stadium would also be a place to train your player. These trainings are more effective but are also less frequent than the training in the park that you can do whenever you want. The stadium, just like your house, can be upgraded to provide more types of training situations. Imagine being able to build your own custom stadium. You start off with a small field with a few bleachers and progress all the way to a stadium with enough seating to hold 100,000 people. The bigger the stadium, the more coins per match you earn. Build up your training ground around your stadium as well as your youth and scouting facilities. Now imagine if this stadium that is used in your My Pro mode is also the one that is used for your FUT stadium. It would give the players something to show off and give them something to work towards and progress through the year. Add banners from winning divisions and tournaments. This stadium if you want, could also be used in the new online connected manager mode. My idea is that all the modes flow into each other and are connected in some way.”