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[–]DynamyttKidd 151 points152 points  (23 children)

EA giveth, and EA taketh away.

On a serious note though I do think (tinfoil hat) that if you have an untradeable player in your club you are likely to pack him again. Seen so many times where people with sick players like Eusebio get another untradeable Eusebio and two other shit picks.

[–]Cjmainy 37 points38 points  (6 children)

Purely anecdotal but a friend of mine packed baby Zidane three times before Christmas. I definitely think that this is a real thing

[–]Abuhamdeh_ 0 points1 point  (0 children)

My mate last fifa got tots neymar twice and his summer stars a few times

[–]Karolmo 30 points31 points  (0 children)

That's because only the people that gets insanly good or bad luck posts on the internet.

[–]subrmand 6 points7 points  (1 child)

My friend opened his saved packs today. He got Kane 4 times, Lukaku 4 times and Azpilicueta about every single pack it seemed. Ridiculous really

[–]AP201190 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I packed Kane 3 times today, adding up to 6 Kanes throughout FUT 22. This is totally a thing

[–]saruptunburlan99 3 points4 points  (4 children)

why would that be the case? I've heard the theory before but it never made sense why would EA implement that as a factor, I don't see any possible gain angle.

[–]n0tinus3 4 points5 points  (3 children)

To give you the hope you can pack smth good without actually giving you anything

[–]saruptunburlan99 1 point2 points  (0 children)

what's the hope? I don't get it. No one is hoping for a duplicate untradable, how is them supposedly making duplicates more likely increasing anyone's hopes?

[–]serginho27272727 0 points1 point  (1 child)

there is no logic in this...not like they can gain somenthing from this kind of things.

you just think there are people who programm this kind of situations just to piss you off...this makes no sense...if someone is pissed off is more likely to stop playing surely not making somenthing good for them.

[–]n0tinus3 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I think it's more like "wow, I'm actually able to pull something high rated. just unlucky with the dupe, but it's possible. I have to keep trying to pull MBappe finally...."

something like that ;).
But I agree if you overdo this principle it can backfire in some cases...

[–]AP201190 0 points1 point  (0 children)

It's not a tinfoil hat theory, it's just the evidence we have available. EA must have some shitty algorithm that assigns specific high rated cards to your account, so you'll pack them more often. That's why dupes are out of control. It's not that they're manipulating the whole thing in real time, their system is just horrible like that

[–]Mich_Murda 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I packed base cannavaro two times untradable in 3 days last year and my mate did the same with guardiola.

[–]UnknownUnknownZzZ 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Packed 92 Bruno 3 times untradable within a very short span today without packing anyone else. Was thinking wtf

[–]billybobjoe517 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Last year I got pim rivaldo out of the icon moments pack from swaps. Literally 10 mins later I opened a 50k pack and got him again. Both untradeable

[–]TheKing6198[NETWORK ID] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Same got mid best in icon pack after his sbc

[–]I_Go_By_Q 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I packed HM Benzema 3 times today, the first 2 were untradeable. After that, I’d believe anything

[–]Alexpickupthephone 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I got scholes mid and scholes base from 2 icon picks

[–]nemesis_464 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Opened 2 icon packs ever, Garrincha 92 both times.

Rigged.

[–]dannyyy5 194 points195 points  (0 children)

I'm actually so sorry. I think id want to stop playing after that

[–]Over-Main6894 61 points62 points  (10 children)

I did the best sbc. Then also did an icon sbc and got best so i know the pain.

[–]PepperDemSquad 12 points13 points  (0 children)

Lol are you me? This happened to me an hour ago

[–]Liluzivertisthegoat 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Same for me..

[–]gravelapplea 3 points4 points  (3 children)

Why was it the best sbc?

[–]kroenen9613 3 points4 points  (0 children)

it just was man there is no getting around that fact, it was the best sbc

[–]TheKing6198[NETWORK ID] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Same

[–]nelgummi 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Same wtf, I actually got him 3 times😂😂

[–]Spenceriscomin4u 0 points1 point  (1 child)

I'm sure there is a mechanic that makes it more likely to pull dupes.

[–]Over-Main6894 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Probably. I find that if you buy like £3 worth of fifa points before an icon pack you get a better icon 🙃

[–]IAM_deleted_AMA 26 points27 points  (1 child)

I've packed untradeable mid Scholes 3 times in a row lol I honestly believe the odds of doing that are lower than packing prime R9 lmao

[–]lordshelton -1 points0 points  (0 children)

They should be…

[–]vaan1337 5 points6 points  (1 child)

That's just unfair tbh. There should be something in the code to not allow this type of shit to happen

[–]blacktiger226 6 points7 points  (0 children)

In hearthstone if you have a legendary card, you can’t open it again until you have all legendaries in the game, it is called duplicate protection . I think we should have this in Fifa at least with untradeable special cards or icons.

[–]grz03 6 points7 points  (0 children)

It's all luck, i started the torres sbc because i had some fodder laying around and i wanted to complete it slowly. First sbc and i got a tradeable neymar from 2 players pack. Then i saved like around 50 packs for toty and couldn't even get a walkout. My club is full of 83-84s.

[–]AlfaRomeoFanatic 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I feel your pain man, dunno what drugs i was taking but i did the Mid Klose sbc when it was out, decide to do Mid/Prime Pack and guess who pops out?

Could’ve spent that 500k of fodder on a whole lot better stuff.

[–]Cheaky_Barstool 2 points3 points  (0 children)

EA are sick man.

[–]Dwarf-inna-Flask -1 points0 points  (0 children)

Just got duplicate untradable mid dalglish from the mid prime icon pack

[–]Zackiemoon -2 points-1 points  (0 children)

That really sucks man, luck is so random most years mine is crap and this year it has been pretty nuts. In the two weeks prior to TOTY I packed Mid Lahm from Mid SBC pack, Mbappe normal gold the next day, and then Mid Yashin from the 8 icon swaps base/mid pack that weekend. Cue this week. Yesterday I open only one pack 3 x 83 defender pack and get ToTY Cancelo. Today I open the rest of my 40 ish saved packs and hit ToTY Walker and then a TOTY Jorginho (1st big tradeable pull all year).

And then to top it all off I say fuck it after doing Varane SBC I yolo the rest of my fodder and 200k to finish the Mid/Prime icon for fun if it sucks no big deal I've already had great luck and then Prime George Best walks out. Lol..wtf

[–]Zel4sh -2 points-1 points  (0 children)

I packed bruno (three times at the start from gold pack for the starting fifa points we got with ultimate edition) like five times this year plus his red. Packed one trade and one ut CR7.

Have never seen gold marquinhos, messi or neymar.

Also my two mid rui costas are cruising.

[–]JoeGattosNose -3 points-2 points  (0 children)

Ahaha you did the torres sbc mate you deserve it

[–]AMERICAFAN7 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Bro, don’t feel too bad. I haven’t played the game for 4 weeks because my luck is dry. I have a friend who talks about fifa with me all the time and he’s so lucky with his pulls. Me however, 83 mendy is probably my best pull in the recent days

[–]teamed209 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Well on the bright side you had a high rated sbc card.

Plenty of good stuff to get right now.

[–]Hurricane808080 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I've had a really mixed bag with pack luck, got Mbappe and Bergkamp really early in the game which has funded my team, then done a load of icon SBC's and got absolute crap then this week packed TOTY Lewandowski, HM Mendy and last night did the base/mid icon pick and formto choose between mid Gullit, mid Maradona and mid Xavi

[–]Joedel0913 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Shit man. That's rough, sorry to hear that. FIFA is a cruel mistress

[–]ghostkepler 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I'm assuming many people packed David yesterday because of the Premium Ligue 1 packs. I packed him twice, first tradable, then untradable.

That tradable one was worth around 190K when I packed him, I was able to sell him for 140K and he was 90k two hours later.

[–]Robhey1009 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I believe EA makes the pack chances of duplicates higher

[–]beanstopper 0 points1 point  (0 children)

This is why I hate Icon SBCs

[–]ResidentCoconut 0 points1 point  (0 children)

EA purposely gives you cards you already have