No EA, I will not fall for your tricks.

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Posted by slowbird (1907 posts) -

Madden's Ultimate Team mode is strangely enticing in that it offers you the chance to build, well, the ULTIMATE TEAM.  If only it weren't so damn hard to get coins.  21,000 coins for a platinum card pack?  I'll never win that many games!
 
"Oh, but there's an easier way," EA says in a hushed tone.  "Step into this dark alley and look at all these coins."  Sure, okay...no!  I will not pay real money for your stupid fake coins, EA!  I won't!
 
I might buy some Doritos to get promo cards though...

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#1 Posted by slowbird (1907 posts) -

Madden's Ultimate Team mode is strangely enticing in that it offers you the chance to build, well, the ULTIMATE TEAM.  If only it weren't so damn hard to get coins.  21,000 coins for a platinum card pack?  I'll never win that many games!
 
"Oh, but there's an easier way," EA says in a hushed tone.  "Step into this dark alley and look at all these coins."  Sure, okay...no!  I will not pay real money for your stupid fake coins, EA!  I won't!
 
I might buy some Doritos to get promo cards though...

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#2 Posted by BraveToaster (12636 posts) -

Doritos are fucking awesome!

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#3 Posted by Jeust (11739 posts) -

Yep, it's a sad time indeed.  
 
I was about to suggest a trainer for it, but even if one existed, you would probably have to pay for that too. :( 
 
Good luck with your Doritos!

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#4 Posted by blazerx9x (744 posts) -

 WOOOT!
 WOOOT!
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#5 Posted by slowbird (1907 posts) -
@Axxol:  yes they are.  Damn them and their dark alliance with EA, though.
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#6 Posted by MajorToms (493 posts) -

that is stupid. are they actually charging money for that shit?
I hope they don't start doing this with all their sports titles.

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#7 Posted by slowbird (1907 posts) -

oh yeah, don't bother with the Doritos anyway.  There's only  about 3 different codes you can get and they've been posted online already.  You get Drew Brees, Reggie Wayne, and Jared Allen for I think 6 games and you can't extend their contracts, auction them off or put them in a collection.  You also get some other cards but the only useful ones are the contract/injury cards.  What a bunch of crap.

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#8 Posted by Oncomouse (43 posts) -

The whole coins thing is super shady. Those same coins can also be used to scout opponents in online games. So if you're willing to spend real world money you can give yourself a leg up in fake football. What a joke. I wonder how many people will actually fall for this.

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#9 Posted by sopranosfan (1965 posts) -
@Oncomouse:
It doesn't matter to them, if 50 people buy it then that is more money than if they give it away for free the way they should.  This is one of the reason that I didn't buy it for only the second time in the last 6 or 7 years.  Along with the shutting servers down too soon to force you to buy a new one. 
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#10 Posted by Naughton (211 posts) -

Who cares? If people want to buy shit, they'll buy shit. And then people like me will exploit them on the Ultimate Team auction house. =P

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#11 Posted by adeepname (15 posts) -

It is a brilliant money making scheme for EA, thats for sure. Some suckers definitely fall for it. I do love the Ultimate Team mode though. After playing through a few seasons, franchise mode gets old. This makes me way more likely to play Madden after January.

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