FUT 14 is a FIFA game mode where FUTers try to get the right cards to build the best team possible. While of which, Packs introducing the cards in game are one of the most significant items.
Learn all cards in FUT 14 through packs here below:
Starter Pack: when registering a new team;
Loyalty Packs: when returning players access for the first time;
Paid Packs: when purchasing packs from stores;
Rewarded Packs: when winning Tournaments or Seasons whose prizes are packs or when get Daily Gifts and other prizes.
When buying Packs, players may have already noticed that 99% cards are introduced in game by the store. That’s what exactly makes Ultimate Team Mode important. Packs can be a gold mine since only in FIFA Digital Sales which includes Ultimate Team Packs EA makes profits more than $300 million each year. To buy Packs it needs FIFA coins or real money to pay.
Where there are FIFA coins, there is a squad. Actually, it’s not the best way to buy packs with coins. Fifa-coins.com has early opened lots of FUT 13 packs and sold all the cards on the market. However, the coins getting with the sales were much lower than the coins spending to buy the packs. Many also argue that buying packs is the only way to be rich. While, that’s EA Sports’ FIFA core business.
In fact, to sell more packs EA uses social networks to tell players how easily to get good cards in packs by supporting the most lucky YouTubers that publish videos opening packs with the greatest players. They force players to try their luck again hopping to get the same good cards that other players and YouTubers have.
For those who still don’t believe that buying packs is not a good option, here are some further explanations with math.
There are over 15,000 players in FIFA 14 Ultimate Team and most probably want to buy the most expensive one, Ronaldo. See what the odds are of getting him in a pack. First FUTers need to know how many players cards have in the pack being opening, for example, a pack with 4 players. While it doesn’t mean chances of getting Ronaldo is something like 1 to 3,750! There are players with more cards in packs than others.
Card Weight is a metric used to estimate how often a particular card is traded on the transfer market.The higher the Card Weight number, the higher likely this card is traded on the market. It’s an indication of how rare cards are. The Card Weight of Ronaldo is 2, the lower of all game. It means, for example, that he is 100 times less common than David Luiz which Card Weight is 200. Besides, Card Weight doesn’t measure the chance of finding a specific card in a pack since cards that are likely to be kept or quick sold by the original owner will not have an accurate weight. However, through complex calculations there’s a way to find the odds of getting a specific player in a pack using his Card Weight, the number of quick sells of that card and the number of cards stored in clubs.
In this case, as Ronaldo is one of those players that no one wants to sell again, the chances of getting him in a pack are 10 times lower than the average of gold players whose Card Weight is 150. In other words, the chance of getting him is something like 1 to 150,000 for each card player opening in a pack.
All the good cards are very rare. In the top 10 players with best overalls, none have a Card Weight higher than 40. That’s, every time someone gets a player card in a pack, the odds of getting one of these players are only 1 to 1,400.
Though difficult to get good cards in packs, it’s still important to keep buying packs because the game only works when cards keep being inserted into the game through the store.