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Psychological momentum is stronger in FUT

Momentum exists – but not in the shape of a hidden feature used to flip matches upside down. What I’m talking about here is the completely natural phenomenon which occurs when someone seems to have the upper hand and in turn perform increasingly well. What’s more, this effect appears to be strong in FUT compared to real football.

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How the opponent’s squad value influences your chances of winning

Spence Purnell shares his views on how heavily the squad value of the opponent influences your chances of winning the match.

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Believing in scripting may derive from a poor understanding of football

Why do people believe in scripting and it’s two buddies, handicapping and momentum? It’s fair to assume that the same psychological mechanisms causing people to believe in other conspiracy theories are present in the minds of scripting believers as well. However, the scripting conspiracy theory could be driven by a fundamental lack of understanding of not only FIFA but also football in general. Here is why.


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Handicapping: Doesn’t exit in FUT 17 either

If you ever thought that using informs came with a handicap, this post is going to rock your boat. A new site, FIFA gamers pub, collects performance data directly from the transfer market, and it even allows us to peek into information about sample sizes and the likes. With this information at hand, we once and for all can bury the claim that informs mean handicapping.

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Why EA doesn’t use Adaptive Difficulty in FUT

FIFA’s automatic difficulty adjustment mode

A couple of times a year, the FIFA community is shaken by the revelaion that the game uses adaptive difficulty. As was the case first time it was “revealed”, the latest re-discovery instantly set off speculations about adaptive difficulty possibly being the long sought-after momentum mechanism believed to be present in online multiplayer FUT.

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