Hello and welcome to FIFA 12 Ultimate Team for Dummies
From this you can expect to acheive:
Easy Methods to make huge amounts of coins
The Ability to easily double your coins within an hour, and make alot more
A ridiculously good team to play with
This guide is organised in order, meaning the methods which require the least coins are first, so if you already have a good amount of coins the first few methods may not be the best for you.
Anyway, lets stop wasting time I'm sure you are eager to get started
In this guide I have included many methods which will work for all playing platforms, lets start with the least risky, the second account method.
SECOND ACCOUNT METHOD
This method Involves the use of a second account, however don't worry if you are an Xbox 360 user, you still don't have to pay for another account as only a silver membership is needed (which is free)
to make this simpler, I will call:
Your main account, the account which you play on and want all your coins on, account A
Your second account, the one you are using to complete this method, account B
Seeing how you probably don't have two Xbox's or PS3's to save youthe hassle and time of signing in and out of each account to do the transactions it would be much easier and quicker for you to use the web app for account A,which can be found at http://www.ea.com/soccer/fifa-ultimat-team/app (you may need to be logged in to your EA account online to access this page)
The web app allows you to trade players easily, which is all you need to do on account A, first of all on this web app,you need to get any card you don't want anymore, then put it up for a price that will be easy to find later, as an example I usually put my useless card up for 1800 bid and 1900 buy now, therefore it is much easier to find in the auctions when needed, saving you time, time is money.
On account B, you need to go to ultimat team on your console and start a new team, this is possible for Xbox 360 users to do with only a silver account(you only need a gold account to play online)......after starting a new team full of bronze players, first of all you need to go to one of the players and press apply item, send the available item to your trade pile, whether its a contract or a fitness card or whatever, just so you can do a trade offer later. Now you need to discard every player you received, after you have done this you should have at least 450 coins on account B, now you need to go to search auction, and search for the original card you put up for sale on account A, trade offer this card with the card you put in your trade pile and all the coins you have, then simply switch over to account A on the web app, accept the offer and now you have all your new coins, put the new card you just received up for sale agian so you can repeat the process. Now on account B you can delete your team, meaning you can make a new team, getting a whole new squad of bronze players and therefore being able to rinse and repeat the process.
A quick summary of this method:
Make a new team
Discard all the players
trade offer yourself the coins
Although it sounds like a lengthy process due to the description it only takes a few minutes each go and is completely risk free, you are guaranteed to make around 500 coins everytime
BRONZE PACK METHOD
This is a hugely popular method where you purchase bronze packs and resell the contents for profit. Each pack gives you 2-4 players (sell for 150-200 each), kits & balls (150-200 each), and contracts & managers (150-300 each). The main problemwith this method is that you need to sell these cards to make money. Since bronze cards have the least value, and also the least interest, you may experience days without selling any of the cards, however if everything does sell, which it will eventually, you should have made 5x the cost of the bronze pack.
As you have probaly worked out this method gets you little profit and can be painfully slow, which is why it is only recommended for people with very little or no coins, to be honest I don't really understand why it is so popular in the first place.
The discard method is a very easy concept and simple to do, there is no risk however the profit returns are not as big for the time you put in compared to the other methods, unless you get lucky.
First of all you need to search for gold players on the auction, put your maximum bid on the search at 300 coins, now you need to bid on every 75+ overall gold player that has a bid under 300, making sure that you don’t bid more than 300, as then you may be making a loss. You can also search for a maximum buy now of 300 coins, the cheaper you get the player the better, however there is sometimes competition and it can be hard to get the player much cheaper, after you have won the auction you need to discard the player, which is where your profit comes from.
The amount of coins you get from discarding a player is based on his overall rating:
You get 300coins for a 75 normal gold player, and then an extra 4 coins for each player rating above 75
You get 600coins for a 75 rare gold player (shiny), and then an extra 8 coins for each player rating above 75
For example, discarding a 78 rated rare gold player will give you 624 coins (600 + 3x8)
You’d be surprised at how lucky you can get with this method, I have got lucky quite a lot of times and found highly rated players up for a buy now of 200, the only reason I can think people would even put their players up for this price is because they are either quitting, or trying to really annoy their friends.
The idea of the contract method is to buy contracts low (usually at off-peek times) and then sell them high (at peek times).
Peek times are usually at night time, when people have got back from work/school and have time to play on Fifa (4-12pm).
Off Peek times are through the day, when the majority of the public are busy, or very early in the morning when everyone is still sleeping.
So the strategy I use at the minute, because contracts are so cheap at the moment (this is because Fifa 12 is so new and everyone is still buying gold packs and then selling their contracts so cheap) I buy as many as I can for 150 coins, I do that by searching for a max bid of 150. I put the contracts I win up for sale with a starting price of 250 and a buy now of 300 coins. As you can see you are getting up to double your coins and all you’ve done is buy something and re-list it later in the day, easy right?
Contracts can sell for more however putting them up for sale at this price gives a much greater chance of actually achieving a sale, the faster you sell these contracts the faster you can list more and therefore sell more.
The more money you have to start with the greater you can do this, as at some points I was stocking up to 80 contracts a time (theoretically the maximum, you can actually store much more as you can hold a ridiculous amount in your watch list after you’ve won them) with 50 in your consumables and 30 in your trade pile before I would sell them, and if I was making the 150 coins per contract, that would add up to a profit of 12,000 coins for just one load of contracts.
Using this method you can double your coins within an hour, and it’s very simply with close to no risk, which is why it is my favourite method. I realise trying to buy the contracts so cheap can be time consuming and very tedious as there is not always many for sale, so at times like these when the market is inflated you may have to pay more, however you will always be able to make a profit buying and selling contracts. However, I would recommend using this method when the prices rise for contracts, this will be when everyone settles down buying gold packs and more people have completed their team, as on FIFA 11 I was buying them for 200 and selling them for 600, making a ridiculous profit
This is a fairly underused method to generate more profit from an otherwise lower value card. This method involves buying the player cheap, in an unpopular formation, and then applying cards to him to boost his profit potential.
We buy Walcott for Arsenal, who is currently and always will be a very in demand due to his pace, which makes him a great player to choose.
Buy the player in an unwanted formation and position combination such as a RW player in 4-3-2-1 formation with a 7 match contract left on the open market for 13k (these players are cheaper as they are not what people are looking for as the formation 4-3-2-1 does not have a RW position). We could resell the player immediately for 15k and get a small 2k profit. But with Buy, Boost, Bank, we increase the value of the card by:
Changing the formation to 4-3-3
Adding Player Attributes increase to highlight the card
Adding a 28 contract
Then Setting the auction for 20k BIN.
Do you see how that can make such a profit? Now a buyer can use this card immediately in his 4-3-3 formation without worrying about contracts or chemistry. The Player attributes also generates extra attention since the rating increase causes the card to get highlighted in the listing, meaning it stand out.
THE EXPERT TRADER
This method works really well when you find out which players sell the best.
1. Search auction for gold players at a minimum buy now of 10k
2. See what is selling the best and create a list of 10 to 15 players, finding out what is a good price for each player
3. Search for these players at the lowest BIN price
4. Once you have bought the card re sell it at a higher price
5. Rinse and Repeat
Just like the contract method, you can usually get these players cheaper at off peak times, however the difference is you’re targeting a small group of players which you know the best prices you can get for them. Using this method occasionally makes you stumble across much better players at a bargain price, which is just another benefit.
You will eventually get good at recognizing deals in the marketplace, you will know the value of players and when a player is cheap so that you can make a profit on them, making you an ‘expert trader’. This method can also be used on other types of cards, I often bid on every 4-3-3 formation card and 4-4-2 formation card at around 3k coins, you only win about ¼ of the formation cards but the ones you do win can be re-sold for over 5k, this is a great way to make 50k coins an hour.
This strategy can also be used at a much higher level, for instance I bought inform Lampard for my England team for 500k Coins, which was an average price, however when I looked back 2 days later the cheapest Lampard was at a bid for 750k, I know the price will come back down soon enough so I put mine up for 700k buy now and it sold very fast, that was 200k profit without even trying.
PUMP AND DUMP
This is how I made my million coins, I controlled the market for one player.
This strategy is not for the faint hearted, it comes with big risk, but that risk is rewarded with massive profit potential. To do this strategy you really need quite a large amount of coins to begin with. Have you ever been searching for a player and seen multiple versions of that player all sold by the same person and wondered what’s going on? No it’s not the imaginary duplication glitches, this is why.
This method involves pin pointing 1 individual player; the idea is to buy as many of that player as possible, which in result creates a short supply in the market place. This increases the price of that player to your benefit; it is simple supply and demand. Once the demand is there, now is your time to make your money, you can unload your cards at a higher price as that card is currently valued higher.
We buy every Aaron Lennon on the market for under 6k, now the market has a low supply and the current Value of Lennon has therefore increased, now you unload all your cards back onto the trade market at say 9k buy it now, you don’t want to put the price too high because this current increase it the players value is only temporary until people start to undercut you again and the price comes down, so you want to sell your players while you can.
As I said this method is very risky, this is due to the fact that however unlikely it is, other people may put the same player up for sale just after you, at a cheaper price and then you are stuck with all your cards. However even if that happens, you will usually get your money back, and if it works? Massive profit returns..
3,000 coins per player isn’t the biggest return per a player you can get, however even just at the price, if for instance you bought and sold 20 of that player, that’s 60,000 coins in one hour.
When you are selling your players I recommend you carry on searching for that player, if any are listed cheap continue to buy them, as otherwise you may lose out on a sale. Doing this not only makes the demand higher but it allows you to continue your sales of your chosen player, as you are not running out.
It’s not all about making coins… Not wasting coins is just as good as making coins.
Here are a few things I do to save money that a lot of people ignore:
If you are like me and you like to play a lot of games (I only play games for fun as you can make a much larger amount of coins from trading) then you will be using a lot of contracts…
Contracts cost coins and as I stated earlier as time goes by contracts will get more expensive, a great way to cut the costs of buying contacts is by increasing your contract multiplier, this comes from rare managers, as you will see all rare gold managers increase the length of contracts by +3%, most people only have 1 or 2 managers in their club, however I have every rare gold managers and more. The +3% adds up and I have got my multiplier up to +50%. This essentially means that every 2 contracts I use I get one free from bonuses.
The price of contracts will go up a lot and last year at various times the price was up to 700coins per contract, this +50% multiplier lasts forever so overtime you can save huge amounts of money. Each manager can be bought for fewer than 1,000coins and although it may be off putting to spend that amount of coins on all the managers in the long run you really do save a massive amount
DON'T OVER PAY FOR PLAYERS
There is no point in wasting hard earned coins on overpaying for players, that just defeats the object of earning those coins in the first place, if you want to get players a bit cheaper than the average price you should wait until there is that player up for sale with a cheap starting price, instead of waiting until the last 15 seconds and ending up in a bidding war I like to place a bid earlier of an acceptable amount but cheaper than normal, as this will put off other bidders who in the end will only put the price up. Once again it’s even easier to get players cheaper at non-peak hours.
Whilst I’m on the subject, when it comes to selling players I believe it’s best to set up your auction so that it ends sometime between 4-12pm to get the best price for your players.
http://www.ultimatedb.nl/ - This website is a database for ultimate team, the website shows the average price of a player which can be used to give you some indication of what you should be paying/receiving, however it’s not always accurate as there is always going to be some trades between friends for a lot cheaper than average, or in some cases higher.
I recently acquired this info and thought it might help some people out......let me know if there is any mistakes(spelling or missing words:o) or post to let everyone know how you got on.
Re: Help With Deal(s) Thread...
Nah' date=' like others have said Super Mario is not all that super, especially when he doesn't play, since he's behind like 3 other much better strikers at city anyway, and Bale, well, he plays for the yids, and they're not going to get Champions league, so no chance of his heroics against Inter again.
Hazard though, woah, what a player, keep him definitely
Lamela for me, then Schurrle, then maybe Griezmann
Safest and best bet is with Lamela definitely
Re: English Championship 7046 Discussion Thread
This will propably be my last signing of the season. Completely reformed my team since taking over by signing the likes of Helb, Jucilei,Doni, Elias,Muniesa and ofcourse Bojan. Hoping to stay up this season, then maybe next season push for promotion.
Re: World Championship 11111 Match reports/Transfer news thread
Marseille have started life with new manager "Mastermind Geinus", with 2 wins out of 2. Which shows signs of great promise for the future of Marseille.
The first match was against english giant's Liverpool, which saw a change of formation from the last friendly. And the manager was rewarded with a win as on the 88' minute mark star player Mathieu Valbuena headed past Reina to give Marseille their first win.
This was followed by the club giving Valbuena a new 5 year contract with a clause worth almost £65 million.
The manager said:
Speaking about the Liverpool game he said:
The next game was at Internazionale, where Marseille shocked the title favorites with a 2-0 home win. Lucho Gonzalez was voted man of the match after his stunning display in midfield. Loic Remy and M'Bia with the goals.
After the game the manager said:
When asked about whether Marseille could win the title he said:
Marseille next game is against tough side Manchester City, who have seen a total transformation in their squad. It is said that Mastermind Genius is set to give new signing Mapou his debut for Marseille.
Moving on, there are rumours surrounding Romelu Lukaku and a move to Marseille. It is said that the club is in advanced negotiations, and are waiting for the green lights from Anderlecht to complete the deal.
Re: Player Concerns (please read the Online Help if looking for help)
Coming up next, PLAYER DESIRE CONCERN. Which is when a player wants to move from your club to play for another team he wants to, e.g fabregas to Barcelona.
Re: Help With Deal(s) Thread...
I would definitely give those two as you only need one keeper for a team and anyway you will get a 92 rated keeper to replace an 89 rated one which is a big boost. You wont have to wait a while for De Gea to go to 92 like I said.
Re: Help With Deal(s) Thread...
Cannavaro is in Dubai now Think you meant Carvalho, other than that I pretyt much agree with what you said. Miquel and Gerard are still too young and are pretty much unproven while Varane has had a run out with the Lens first team already.
Re: No rising for wilshere???????? Why???
The only possible reason that I can think SM could have made Wilshere stay is because they wanted to partner him up with gotze and neymar. All the same age and the same rating e.g
Ribas and Sniejder(when they were both 94)
Higuian and Aguero
Ozil and Busquets and so and so.
Re: Help With Deal(s) Thread...
depends how long you want to be in the set up for, personally, i'd keep pato and ozil, messi would directly replace villa, depends if you could cover xabi though.
way I see it, Ozil is the best of those 4 to have, then probably Villa and Xabi, with Pato the worst (but still a very nice addition) but I'm a sucker for youth, so I'd probably prefer option 2 to lose.
Re: Help With Deal(s) Thread...
Interesting,but I would probably give Pato and Ozil,Ozil needs to show something special for 95,while Pato is great,but he has problem with injuries,and Villa is regular in barca first eleven and in NT and Xabi is one of the best DMs on the world,and probably deserves 95,so I would give Ozil and Pato for Messi.
Re: Help With Deal(s) Thread...
I'd easily give Pato and Ozil. Ozil needs to perform massively to earn a 95, and Villa and Xabi are superb players and will keep their ratings for a while. Keep the youth policy out of your head, and you'll find Xabi and Villa are the best to have.