Madden 13 Ultimate Team Strategy guide and tips with what's new, and how to play. MUT

Intro

This hub is going to talk about, first off exactly what Madden Ultimate team is for those of you who haven't tried this in Madden 12 or prior, or are experimenting with this game mode. I will also talk about strategies on how to win games, get coins, and overall build that team that you want. Please feel free to comment below, or if need be you can message me in game on Xbox 360.. My gamer tag is MKS JohnR space between MKS and johnR.

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What is Ultimate Team

Okay, so if you have never experienced Ultimate team before then it is worth giving a shot. Also in my opinion this is by far the MOST fun game mode, and holds my attention more than anything else on the game. Also I feel that this allows you to make the team you truly want and not be forced to stick with you player, or the preset real NFL teams.

So with that being said, Ultimate Team is a game mode feature that is fairly recent on the Madden games. To play this game mode you must be online, and have access to internet at all times when trying to play Ultimate Team. Even if you are playing vs. the CPU you still need to have the internet connection because every game counts towards your rank, contracts, and so on.

To sum the game mode up altogether would be to say that your goal is to build a team from scratch, and achieve an ultimate team that is unbeatable. With that being said, while in Madden 12 it was fairly easy to make LOTS of coins, Madden 13 has made it a little more difficult, and on top of that has added MANY new features to make the great players harder to attain.

When you start ultimate team on Madden 13 you will be able to choose a captain. Don't spend to much time on this because to be honest, after probably 1 week that player will be replaced with someone better if you are really trying to build an ultimate team. So this is not an important pick, but I would still suggest going with a quarter back.

Now that you have picked your captain, you need players. The game wills start you with a bunch of bad players to start the game with, and you should also start with a couple packs of cards. The card packs is how you will obtain the most new players, and this is a good way to make money (I will talk about this later in the guide). So after you open all your packs, you should place your cards in the active roster, which will allow you to use these players immediately. In the beginning you can throw all your players on active duty, because you don't have enough to need to start filling the reserves section left, not to mention this will give Madden the best chance to set your line up, up with the best players.

Now that you have some players, you need to manage your line up. The best option here is to let Madden do this for you by hitting whichever corresponding button (Y on Xbox) will automatically fill positions. This will allow you to have the best players in the best spots, and save you a good amount of time.

Now you are essentially ready to play games. In the beginning you do not need to worry about contracts, or anything that will affect your team, you should be able to play at least 10 games before you have to start worrying about players or anything.

(If you don't know what contracts are... Basically when you have your cards, they are not good forever. They are only good for a certain number of games, which are contracts. As they run out you must use a contract card to add more games. Once again Madden 13 has Made this a LOT easier with contracts by making each card add the same number of contract games to any card level. Don't worry if in the beginning you start running out of players, when you get further on in my guide and start making REAL money you will never have to worry about contracts again.)

NEW FEATURES

So before I get to any strategies let me go over some of the new features that have been added to the game.

1- Ultimate Legends. If you remember from Madden 12 the legends were very crucial to have a great team. In Madden 13 EA Sports has added Ultimate legends. These are basically that legend player, but MUCH better. Also this makes that player very hard to attain. I have yet to attain an Ultimate legend, but I only need the key Steve Young card to have my Steve Young Ultimate Legend. Either way, Ultimate Legends are going to be a crucial part in the 99 rank teams, and for people who are trying to have the greatest team possible.

2- 1000 RESERVE.. This may be the best feature they added to Ultimate Team. If you remember from Madden 12, once you filled up your roster you pretty much had to sell players, send them to auction, add them to collection, or drop them. Now you can send up to 1000 players to your reserve bank. I think this is by FAR the best feature, and I have been taking full advantage of this. ( PS. I think one fix NEEDED to be done, is the ability to send players directly from the reserve to collection bank.)

3- Ability to buy legends packs with coins. In madden 12, you had to use microsoft points in order to buy ANY Legends packs. Well in Madden 13 they have fixed this, and for a price a little above 30,000 coins you can purchase a legends pack.

4-Solo Challenges. This is a cool feature they added.Okay, so I didn't see at first that there were more solo challenge options, BUT now I do, and this just reassures the fact that I think that this is a great game mode. Thank you for pointing that out to me.

Well, this is all I can think of off the top of my head, If when I get back on Madden in a couple of days I see new features that I forgot, I will add them to this list.

Making Money

So there are many ways to make money on Ultimate team, and there are some that are much more efficient than others. I will talk about these methods first.

The BEST way to make money on Madden ultimate team is SIMPLE. You do need a little start up cash but you are GUARANTEED money after. You need 9000 coins. By getting this you will now buy a gold pack of cards. With that you will get I believe 10 cards or a couple more. First off sell the contract card. You will get about 2,000 coins for the gold contract card. Next go through and list all the players on auction. You will get NO LESS than 2000-2500 per player, and once in a while you will get 5000+ for good players. Once the NFL starts playing you will also make MUCH more money as you can get Fantasy weekly players, as these tend to sell for more $$$. Usually on a 9000 gold card pack you will make a MINIMUM of about 15,000, and usually closer to 18,000 if not a little more. So you will literally double your money. Then you will continue to do this each day, and continue getting more players. Also said before you will once in a while get star players who can yield as much as 20,000 coins themselves. Last year there were fantasy Tom Brady cards that were selling for over 100,000 coins because he was needed for a good collection. So this is a very easy sufficient way to make money. The only thing I do suggest is waiting to buy the gold card pack because this offers the best yield, and I don't know if you will make any money off buy cheaper card packs.

2- Playing solo challenges. As said above in the new section of the guide, Solo challenges are a great way to earn a fast card, and to make some good quick money. This is a great way for you to make your first 9,000 coins in order to be able to buy that first gold pack to start making money.

3- Playing games. This is not the best way to make money, but it is a source of income. To be honest I only suggest using this as income in the very beginning, or later in your career when you don't care for money and your going for wins. This is because playing games wastes your contracts,and to be honest, you lose money as far as the price of contracts, and how many players out there, you lose a little bit of money even if you win every game. So I don't suggest playing games until you are going for the wins, or don't need the money, OR have plenty of contracts on each player. Otherwise you are just wasting money. (Now I know your saying the point of the game is to play football, but if you strategize this right you will by FAR make the best team in the long run, and with the least effort)

4- Completing collections. This was a GREAT way to make really good money in the Madden 12 game, but they REALLY cut back the amount of money that is being given out upon completing a collection. Whether this will change as they add more collections I am not sure, but as of now this is not a great source of income as it used to be.


Choosing players

After you really start making money, and getting the hang of ultimate team, the next step is building your team. When you are trying to perfect your team, you will no longer be buying card packs to get your players, but looking on the auction block for the best players that you need. It is a waste to buy card packs to hope to get a certain great player, when you can save time and money by just buying the player on the auction block.

By choosing your players this allows you to view the best players out there as well. Your ultimate goal is to have at least 1 ultimate legend, along with a few legendary players, and the rest above 95. This will allow you to have a GREAT team.

summary/conclusion

Overall this game mode takes a lot of time and patience, but is BY FAR the most fun game mode in Madden 13. Also this is the most popular game mode, and really gives the player the full options to make their team exactly what they would like. I suggest that anyone give this a shot, and see if you like it, and try your best.

Also I know it costs money off the bat, but I really suggest buying 1 legendary pack off the start. This really sets you ahead of the pack, and also jumps you ahead about 1 week ahead of effort. This will speed the game up, and allow you to truly get as far ahead as you possibly can, and make some good money. I did this and got Steve Young as my legendary Quarterback, and has allowed me to get much further ahead, and win many more games than I would have with my starting QB.

Thanks for reading and please feel free to leave feedback, ask questions, or seek help. Thanks for reading.

Also

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Joe 4 years ago

Do NOT do this strategy for getting coins. It does not work and will only cost you 9000 coins.


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Johnrr631992 4 years ago from Tampa, Florida Author

Please keep in mind before listening to Joe, that he commented on this in the first 8 hours the guide has been out. I clearly stated that it takes at MINIMUM about 1 day to see profits since you need to do a 24 hour auction to ensure your cards sell. Also keep in mind that EVERY card is sell-able, and you will only make money from listing them all.


Not joe 4 years ago

Joe likes men


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Johnrr631992 4 years ago from Tampa, Florida Author

Normally I would delete a comment like that Not joe, But I am still laughing from that. Haha, thanks for reading :).


Cody 4 years ago

Does this really work ?


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Johnrr631992 4 years ago from Tampa, Florida Author

if your referring to buying and selling gold packs. Yes it does work.


Fred 4 years ago

How do i sell the cards? i bought the pack and opened it and the only options are to quick sell and send to active cards? is it because they are in my reserves? sorry I'm new to but, but any advice would help?


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Johnrr631992 4 years ago from Tampa, Florida Author

First send them to active cards, then find the cards and send to auctions


Fred 4 years ago

Thank you. Much help. Whereabout should i price each player? for buy it now and starting bid? don't wanna make it too high so that they never sell, but don't wanna make it too low so they sell too quick when i could have gotten more coins for them


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Johnrr631992 4 years ago from Tampa, Florida Author

It really depends on the player, and level. I would research each player before listin at an early level to learn how much to list for, because some players like Tebow are crappy but sell for A LOT, so id say research first.


Joe 4 years ago

Do the offline challenge teams get better as your team gets better or do they just get better as the weeks go on? Good guide BTW


Flacco 4 years ago

Hey John if I bid for a card for example, I bid for a Calvin Johnson card for 2500 coins and someone bids for 2600 coin and to top that I have to bid for 2700 coins do I have to give another 2700 coins or do I only give 200 coins to top that bid since I put in 2500 coins already? And if I lose an auction do I get my coins back?


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Johnrr631992 4 years ago from Tampa, Florida Author

@ Joe, Umm, if the offline teams you are referring to as CPU teams, then they will only get better as weeks go on, and you update rosters, otherwise they should stay the same difficulty.

@Flacco You will not give an additional 2700 coins. You will only give the difference of the bid in your case 200. The only way it would cost an additional 2700 is if you accidentally placed a bid on a different character altogether, and had the original 2500 bid on the other character meaning you were bidding on 2 of the same card by 2 different sellers, otherwise it will only add the difference each time.


Peter 4 years ago

I have yet to see 1 gold contract sell for even 1000 let alone 2k but otherwise a good guide


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Johnrr631992 4 years ago from Tampa, Florida Author

Yah, prices are off the wall on everything on the auction right now. hold contracts selling for the same as legends, bronze selling for twice as much as you can buy them for at the store. Its kinda crazy LOL. It will be fixed soon though.


Jeff 4 years ago

Thanks for this guide. I am brand new to MUT but am really enjoying it. Can you sell EVERY player? I have a lot of "trash" so to speak that I'd like to sell off but I don't have the option even though they are in my Active roster.

Also - you mentioned the seven Solo Challenges but there are literally hundreds more if you move the right stick to change categories. For example, you can play through 16 games for each of the 32 franchises. Cool!


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Johnrr631992 4 years ago from Tampa, Florida Author

Thanks, and glad the guide helped. Yes you can sell all your players BUT yo cannot sell the players the game started you with OR certain players earned from Collection, OR and players that are injured or out of contracts, but any other player is fine. Also I am going to look into the other solo challenges, and will change this ALONG with my other guide to fix my mistakes.


Jeff 4 years ago

Yes, VERY helpful. I am looking forward to trying out some of your suggestions.

Definitely check out the other Solo Challenges. I believe the one under "Coin Up" is only there for a limited time. You have to play the Cowboys and then the Giants and you eventually get a special Victor Cruz card. I suck at Madden so I can't even beat the Cowboys to unlock the Giants yet. I am curious to know what difficulty it is set to. I know the Lombardi challenge was set to Rookie as I beat the Packers with Joe Webb as my QB with no problem...


Mack 4 years ago

Most of the player cards you get will only sell for like 800 coins or so, not 2,000-2,500. This doesn't really work.


To Mack 4 years ago

I disagree, I've been selling my cards for some pretty decent money. I may not always get 2k per player but I've always made my money back with a little extra


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Johnrr631992 4 years ago from Tampa, Florida Author

So, At least you are making your money back plus some, and as I said you will get rare cards which do sell VERY good here and there.

AND!!! I am fixing the solo challenge portion.


Wayne 4 years ago

I appreciate the time you have taken to write this out but I have to disagree with $$ figures you have given on the gold cards, I'm not sure if it is an overabundance of packs being bought but they just aren't demanding the prices you have submitted.

Yesterday I bought a legendary Joe Montana for 4,000 coins so I guess everything else falls in line.

The best price I could get for a 95 SS was 3000 after posting it many times at higher prices.

Supply and demand I guess and right now the supply seems to be far more than the demand.

Just my 2 cents.


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Johnrr631992 4 years ago from Tampa, Florida Author

Yah as of now, a LOT of people went out and bought the MAX gold packs in the beginning and threw the whole market off. After the first week when fantasy players start coming out, and people really get coin dependant, A LOT of people will have a change of strategy.


adam 4 years ago

hey man! Cool write-up. I'm brand new to MUT and there was definitely some good info here. How many coins do you get for online games? Does it depend on winning or losing or what level of difficulty you play at or what? just curious. All these solo challenges are getting kinda tedious.


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Johnrr631992 4 years ago from Tampa, Florida Author

Coins for online games is about 500-100 coins and thats wheter you win or lose. Difficulty can play a factor, but plays more of a factor on CPU games. Yah the solo challenges are tedious but until the servers are fixed on Friday i don't suggest jumping into the online games.


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Johnrr631992 4 years ago from Tampa, Florida Author

Coins for online games is about 500-100 coins and that's wheter you win or lose. Difficulty can play a factor, but plays more of a factor on CPU games. Yah the solo challenges are tedious but until the servers are fixed on Friday i don't suggest jumping into the online games.


adam 4 years ago

nice man thanks for the quick answer


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Johnrr631992 4 years ago from Tampa, Florida Author

No problem, that's what im here for haha.


brandon 4 years ago

john i have an injured player how do i get him back in


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Johnrr631992 4 years ago from Tampa, Florida Author

Go to auctions, select the injury type of card, and buy the card, or wait the injury out. BUT those are the ONLY two ways to get your player back.


Wayne 4 years ago

I agree John, there seems to be far better return in trades.

Is there a way to trade 2 cards for 1 or is it just 1 for 1 as I am sure this would make for some far better trades.


Jose 4 years ago

hey i was wondering if there was any way to change the difficulty and the quarter length on the solo challenges? i've changed My Madden's difficulty three times now and it always reverts to rookie.


Lucas 4 years ago

I sold every one I had and tomorrow I will be getting the ultimate legend Steve Young but after how should I start to build my team around him


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Johnrr631992 4 years ago from Tampa, Florida Author

@Wayne. Yes trading can be more effective BUT sadly as of now there is no way to trade 2 cards for 1.. They may eventually add this feature but it is not one now..


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Johnrr631992 4 years ago from Tampa, Florida Author

@jose. No for solo chAllenges it is a standard set difficulty depending on what challenge, an how far into it you are.. I know it is annoying but the 14-16 games usually get a little harder on regular season.


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Johnrr631992 4 years ago from Tampa, Florida Author

@Lucas Well, I assume you do have SOME team setup and you are asking what to work on next. To be honest, I think you should focus after you get maybe 1 receiver, to focus on your defense. While offense is important, in ultimate team it is crucial to have the defense to back it up. With that being said, to work on building up the steve young is simple. Just buy players to build your offense as you receive money. Focus on small changes, and make sure your upgrading your offensive line as much and you are updating your receivers etc...


Wayne 4 years ago

Lucas, I agree with John on this, focus on the defense as the challenges get harder it is crucial to have a good defense as I found out the hard way.

If you have a good D and are running good play calls it will create more turnovers and defensive TD's as the TD's on offense tend to get harder to come by.

Also agree on the offensive line as the secondary on the opposing team in the harder solo challenges seem to play at a legendary pace therefore being able to run the football is very important and may be the only thing that gets you the win by getting you into FG range and get the 3 for the win.

Time management in these games is also huge as it seems if you are up a TD all of a sudden the opposing teams offense will easily pick up the yards that it hadn't been getting all game.


Wayne 4 years ago

I was playing Seattle yesterday in a solo challenge and was up a TD and was back on Offense was 3rd and long through a sideline pattern to Dave Casper and was picked off by none other than the legendary CB Marshawn Lynch, lol, not sure when Lynch became a legendary corner I sure hope EA gets these things fixed as Casper should have had the catch and an easy TD.

Pretty hard to beat teams that are cranked up to 99 at rb and then have that same rb come out and play corner and and intercept a pass from Troy Aikman to Dave Casper.


Wayne 4 years ago

John do you believe that you are better off going into these challenges with a lower rated team say mid 80's as I have found that they set it up so that the higher ranked team you are the better they make the opposing team in regular season.

I have a 94 ranked team and it doesn't seem to make a difference even playing against the mid 80 ranked teams as it just seems to crank the opposing team up to your level or better.


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Johnrr631992 4 years ago from Tampa, Florida Author

@wayne. Well, the solo challenges i believe are in fact set up for when you first start ultimate, and while you work your way up to getting a better team. My teams rank is 96, and to be honest they aren't even fun, just long and tedious. So i would say that while the difficulty does go up as you progress each season, I think that if you have above a 90 team you have an unfair advantage. And yes they do crank the teams up at some point but I believe it is them switching the difficulty from rookie to all madden.


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Johnrr631992 4 years ago from Tampa, Florida Author

Yes, I agree, and I have started making small videos that I will post to show how screwed up the game is right now. I assume this will all be fixed as time goes on but i hope it does happen soon.


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Johnrr631992 4 years ago from Tampa, Florida Author

@wayne, I couldn't have said it better myself. I think that even if you have a great QB there are certain things you must work on first.


Wayne 4 years ago

My trade of the day guys, a 96 reg. legend Woodson for a 99 one star Mean Joe Greene.

Would be interested to see what trades everyone has been pulling off.


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Johnrr631992 4 years ago from Tampa, Florida Author

Congrats Wayne.. I think that would be interesting.. So please do post your best trades as they happen or come out. Im still in auction phase but may start trading cards.


Joel 4 years ago

Does this work the same for PS3


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Johnrr631992 4 years ago from Tampa, Florida Author

I don't see any reason why it shouldn't joel.


Dom 4 years ago

What's some other good ways to make coins? Buying packs isn't working much for me


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Johnrr631992 4 years ago from Tampa, Florida Author

Umm, well completing solo challenges is another great way to gain coins, and key packs.. Which sell good... You could do head to head games and make around 800-1000 coins a game, but those are the main ways of making coins.


Wayne 4 years ago

The jerseys and stadiums seem to be selling at a reasonable rate and the collections are easy and reasonably cheap to finish and are worth 5000 coin.

Thanks John, Greene has been a great addition for me and I think it will fetch me a lot more coin than the regular Woodson would have if I do decide to sell.


Tony stark 4 years ago

How do u use an injury card? I used it on a player and it still says hes injured.


Toby 4 years ago

How do you use an injury card I used it on a player and he is still injured


Lucas 4 years ago

Also what is a good play book for running QB's like ultimate legend Steve young


need help 4 years ago

how do you check the duration of a players injury in ultimate team..i used a 3 game injury card and hes still injured!??


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Johnrr631992 4 years ago from Tampa, Florida Author

@wayne, yes the collections aren't as good as Madden 12, but will still fetch some coins, and once again you did get a great deal on Greene.

@Tony Stark. What was the injury. If the injury was real serious you may need another card. I mean a bronze injury card will not heal a spinal injury LOL, but I would try a better injury card, and if that still doesn't work, let him sit out while you substitute.

@Toby, to use an injury card (XBOX 360 controls) hit left bumper in active cards, then use the injury card the same way you would use the contract. If it is a bronze injury card it may not hear a serious injury.

@lucas Umm, to be honest I use Standard offense for my 2 star steve young. I don't use any special team, or special playbook. I am pretty sure that it is the one I started with, and I don't necessarily need a special one yet. Once the servers are completely fixed I may look into a better playbook when I play online, but for the solo challenges no special book is needed.

@need help. To be honest, I have wondered the same thing. I don't see any indicators that say how someone is injured, and I have already sent an E-mail to EA, to fix that. I may get one back, and it may be right there, but i don't see it, and it sucks because that feature WAS in Madden 12.

Thanks for the comments, If you need further help ask below.


yourname 4 years ago

why can't i play on th coin up? says team skill 85 or greater buy cards?


Sweeny 4 years ago

What packs contain green fantasy cards? Seen a ogletree on auctions


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Johnrr631992 4 years ago from Tampa, Florida Author

@yourname.. Coin ups are only for a limited time. I have not checked to see if more were added today, but the other days coin up has already passed..

@sweeny Usually the 9,000 gold packs contain the green fantasy packs. I assume legends will also contain those, but the gold packs are usually the ones that ALWAYS contained the fantasy cards.


cam 4 years ago

so i sold my patrick willis card for 90,000 and not sure what to do...buy 10 all pro packs? or 3 legends pack??


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Johnrr631992 4 years ago from Tampa, Florida Author

I mean, if your team is below 90, I would say focus on some of the players to bring it up. If not then i would buy the 10 gold packs, and sell the players, you will probably make a LOT more money. But at the least, wait until monday, so that new collections, and new fantasy players come out, because those players tend to sell for GOOD money.


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u have a twitter


MatrixNation 4 years ago

I did this with silver packs in Madden 12


cam 4 years ago

so new player cards come out each week? so if a rookie is really good will they make him new card with more realistic ratings??


madden addict 4 years ago

how many coins do u get for losing /winning playing head to head or vs friend or vs. computer??


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Johnrr631992 4 years ago from Tampa, Florida Author

@Iwannafollow you.. Yes I do have twitter now, and will be posting a lot more in the future, mainly showing new guides that will be coming out for various games... https://twitter.com/Johnrr631992

@matrixnation, yes it works with silver packs in madden 13 as well, But I think that gold packs tend to bring in a little more $$$

@cam Yes cam, if they do really good you can bet that a fantasy card will come out within a couple weeks and be a much better version of that player..

@madden addict Well it depends usually if you lose 700, win 1000.. Those do change, but that is the general number..


Brent 4 years ago

Hi, this is the first year I have got Madden and I'm finding it extremely hard just to find basic information for this stuff...for starters, what exactly is a fantasy card?


Jake 4 years ago

I will give 1k coins, a 95 legend otto graham, 92 steven jackson, and 88 Jabari Greer for a demarcus ware card. PLLLLEEEASSSEEEEE!!!!!! i am a huge cowboys fan and he is my favorite player. i really want him. please help a man out. im giving a lot too


Brent 4 years ago

@Jake If you do the cowboys season in solo challenges you can get him in game 12.

Another question, what difference does your coach make? How does it help me to have Lombardi over Rex Ryan for example?


jake 4 years ago

brent, i only get a 4 game loaner u can't sell or put in your collections. vif u have one, ill give so much


Brent 4 years ago

I don't understand. The cards you get from solo challenges are only 4 game loaners?


addict 4 years ago

this used to work but now it doesn't i know to rookie packs, sell the injury, rookie, stadium, and the jersey


jake 4 years ago

john, can u guve a dude a break? ive been searching high and low and havnt even come close


addict 4 years ago

woops mean to say i now buy rookie packs


brent 4 years ago

yep. i got a 4 game fitzgerald and then poof, he was gone


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Johnrr631992 4 years ago from Tampa, Florida Author

@brent A fantasy card is a weekly card that performed very well that gets released with higher stats, and is usually part of a special collection..

@brent second time... Your coach doesn't make a difference below 99, but the 99 red elite cards will usually give a +1, and Minus 1 to attributes which can help you.

@addict.. This strategy is not meant for rookie packs, only all pro.

@jake... What you mean haha.. Get a lot of comments, be a little more specific, do you need a hand? if soo add my gamertag, and send a message to let me know its you -- Agent JohnR space between agent and johnr

@brent third time.. Those challenge cards that come in game 13 on regular season are only good for 4 games and can be used in those solo challenges.


Brent 4 years ago

How do I know which attributes the coach would give me +1 for? I have a 99 elite Chan Galey. Also does this mean that the 99 Lombardi for the solo challenge is actually no better than the Andy Reid I got from the start?


Brent 4 years ago

I found the answer to my first question, it's on the back of the card, lol.


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Johnrr631992 4 years ago from Tampa, Florida Author

If you flip the card over it says below the statistics what it gives a plus and inus for. Keep in mind the +1-1 only works for the red elite cards.


jaake 4 years ago

@john im on PS3 and im talking bout my need for a demarcus ware card. will give jabari greer, otto graham, steven jackson, and my thank u


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Johnrr631992 4 years ago from Tampa, Florida Author

Haha, ya I did respond to your question just didn't appear quick enough i guess.. Any more questions feel free to ask Ill be on here for another hour, then Ill be back tomorrow morning.


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Johnrr631992 4 years ago from Tampa, Florida Author

ahhh @jaaker...

Someone help him out haha.. Sadly im on the Xbox network or I could help you..


jake 4 years ago

the cheapest ware card on the market is 50k. that's insane. ill never get him. i want him so bad


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Johnrr631992 4 years ago from Tampa, Florida Author

Just work at it jake.. I never thought I would have spare money in my bank, and now I got a little over 100k.. it just takes time.


jake 4 years ago

@john, u have one. awwwwwww man. i need him for my collection and hes a beast


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Johnrr631992 4 years ago from Tampa, Florida Author

haha yea he is a beast haha..


jake 4 years ago

well, i have a question while im here. i got an 85 gronk and foster cards for symcomg up to fantasy football. How valuable are they? i know 85 isn't very good, but those r two of the best playmakers in the league


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Johnrr631992 4 years ago from Tampa, Florida Author

I mean, if the 85 gronk is the initial card you selected, then I STILL don't think its as good as the one you can buy. But either way, I think that the fantasy cards will be better versions but your players will still be fine.


Brent 4 years ago

Why do the fantasy cards sell for so much more than regular cards with similar stats though? Ogletree is selling for like twice as much as other 81 rating receivers. Do the stats on the fantasy card continue to raise throughout the season or something without you needing to replace it?


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Johnrr631992 4 years ago from Tampa, Florida Author

NO the stats don't continue to raise, and each week new cards come out, but you need those cards usually for collections that get posted. And typically the good fantasy cards will sell for a lot of money because the reward for completing the collections is even better.


Ted 4 years ago

What should I make the duration of the auctions of the players I receive from the gold packs?


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Johnrr631992 4 years ago from Tampa, Florida Author

@ted... I do the standard 24 hours duration. I mean you could do more or less, but i just keep it simple.


Brent 4 years ago

When do they normally update and bring out new fantasy players? I wanna buy an all-pro pack, but don't wanna get Ogletree, lol.


Wayne 4 years ago

I have a C. Johnson Jr. 99, Warren Moon 95, Ray rice, 99 Troy Aikman,

and a ton of other cards that I am looking to trade am really looking for a P. Willis if anyone has any interesting trades my gamertag is ryper 37, a space between ryper and 37.

Thanks all in advance and thanks John for giving a better place to post other than the EA forums, great work.


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Johnrr631992 4 years ago from Tampa, Florida Author

@Brent.. Fantasy players are already released today. Get all pro and legends packs to receive them.

@Wayne.. Hopefully someone will hook you up... Sadly no P Willis cards in my collection otherwise id trade ya.. Also glad this guide/site has helped in any way it has haha


ray lewis 4 years ago

what do the green ogletree cards mean?? (i have 3)...also what's a good price to sell a legend for? (i own sharpe, mackey, aikman)


Wayne 4 years ago

Ray, I do believe the green Ogletree is an upgraded fantasy card as I do have his original and it is only rated a 67.

As for the legend card pricing I guess it totally depends on the card and the rarity of said card, rating and star value.

It seems as though the regular legends ( those that don't have a 99 rating) are selling fairly cheap, again there seems to be a fair number of TE's on the market so they don't seem to be fetching as much coin.

I also believe that it depends on if they belong to a collection or not as well, as the collectable ones should fetch a much better price.

My trade of the day.

I gave up a 97 Joe Thomas(LT) and I got a 99 Demarcus Ware in return. Now for all the bad offers I receive every once in a while I get a gem like this.

Cheers everybody, and Happy MUTTING.


hooty 4 years ago

are you going to do a connected career guide?.... if not do you know a good one?


Wayne 4 years ago

P.S.

John I friend requested you last night and am still looking for the elusive Patrick Willis trade.

I was also wondering John or anyone that plays the CC a lot, Can you move your offline CC online or would I have to start a new career?

Cheers.


Joel 4 years ago

I got a 99 Aaron Rodgers card. I was wondering if I should auction it, trade it, or just keep it. I should be able to get around 23,000 for it. I am just getting started so I could use the coins.

Thanks


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Johnrr631992 4 years ago from Tampa, Florida Author

@ray lewis.. green ogletree cards are the fantasy versions... and selling legends all depends on their level.. just check them out on the market first..

@ Wayne.. Congrats on your trade of the day, and thanks for also explaining to ray lewis..

@hooty, to be honest, I only have time for ultimate team, especially since I am also trying to get guides written for three other games while doing Madden, so I may not be able to do one for the connected career guide, but then again you never know.

@wayne.. I will accept today, I haven't been online in the last 24 hours as I have been trying very hard to get other things ready.. But i may be online today.

@joel.. I would sell him. Especially if you need the coins. I had a 99 2 star steve young who I sold because I wanted the 100k, and can use any QB..


Wayne 4 years ago

Hey Joel,

I am a huge advocate for trading if you decide to go that way let me know what you need and I will try to work a deal with you.

my gamertag is ryper 37


Wayne 4 years ago

John if you need a QB, I have 99 aikman, 99 Moon, 95 moon any of which I'd be willing to part with.


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Johnrr631992 4 years ago from Tampa, Florida Author

hmmm wayne.. I may have to take you up on that.. Don't really care much for moon, but maybe make you a trade for Aikman.. I'll see what I can do later on tonight, and see if i have something I can make a good offer with.


Joel 4 years ago

Wayne- I'm on PS3 otherwise I would have considered it. Sorry

And what is the deal with the stars on the cards do they have an meaning.

Thanks


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Johnrr631992 4 years ago from Tampa, Florida Author

No particular meaning, other than they are top players. A 1 star player is going to be a very good player for that position. If you acquire a 2 star player they are worth a LOT more.. I sold my 2 star Steve young for about 100k.. while the 1 star was only worth 50k... soo it is a significant difference..


Wayne 4 years ago

Can I interest you in a 97 Young?


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Johnrr631992 4 years ago from Tampa, Florida Author

I would MUCH rather have Steve young over any other player.. Prefer the 99 1 star, but 97 will work.. Once again ill see what kind of trade i can fetch up later for him.


Ted 4 years ago

Are the RGIII and David Akers you can acquire through solo challenges the valuable fantasy ones?

Thanks


Ted 4 years ago

Also how do I cure an injury? I got a bronze card and used it on Adrian Peterson but he's still injured


Wayne 4 years ago

Hey Ted, If your player has more than a 3 game injury you will have to apply more than 1 injury card, so I guess it all depends on the injury.


Ted 4 years ago

Thanks Wayne that helps a lot!


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Johnrr631992 4 years ago from Tampa, Florida Author

Hey ted the only player available by challenges is the one at the end of the fantasy week 1 challenges. While those games are a little more difficult than the regular season challenges, I would stick to trying and getting them from the gold packs.


Mattoo 4 years ago

These solo challenges are redic. My players can't even catch a 3 foot pass anymore, but theirs , of course, can catch bombs


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Johnrr631992 4 years ago from Tampa, Florida Author

Yes some of the solo challenges are blown way out of proportion, and should really be fixed. I have seen this many times myself.


Wayne 4 years ago

Mattoo and John, I agree especially on the later legendary challenges.

I have been trying to beat the Legendary 49ers and Cowboys.

Now I don't think that they should be a walk in the park but my o-line can't hold off the defense for me to even make a 3 step drop, the sacks come fast and furious.

My defense might as well sit on the bench as emmitt smith makes it look like he is playing against a bunch of kids but try, try I will.

Do you guys know of any plays that work to beat these teams, I've tried screens, play action everything but I can't get out of the snap quick enough to even try to make a play.


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Johnrr631992 4 years ago from Tampa, Florida Author

To be honest Wayne, the only plays that work is lucky plays. It all falls to luck on these plays, because the game makes it so UNFAIR to the CPU that you have a slim chance of beating them following a set guidelines.. To be honest to get my Steve Young 2 star a while back I bought the card needed instead of completing that game because I knew of the unfairness within the game.


CE2Dope 4 years ago

Maybe I'm an idiot, but on one seems to be able to help me out. I am just starting MUT, and have 2 questions. First, where is the difficulty setting for MUT?

Second, I beat the Lombardi challenge, but when I go to collections it says his CC Card isn't there. And when I go to the Lombardi challenge, it says I already beat it. So, am I doing something wrong? Do I have to pick something to put his card in the collection? The mode looks interesting, but I am already frustrated, and it doesn't explain stuff very well.


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Johnrr631992 4 years ago from Tampa, Florida Author

@ce2DOPE... There is no difficulty setting. The game automatically sets the difficulty on solo challenges and makes them easy to start and harder as they go up. And for any head to head games it is automatically set on ALL Madden.

For the lombardi collections, His card is part of a 1 card pack. BUT what you need to do first is go to active cards. Find the Lombardi card, Select him (bring up the options like auction trade sell etc..) then select, send to pending collections. Once you do that, go back to collections, and search for The Lombardi collection, once you go in there his card should light up, then select him, and add to collection. In which case you should get some coins, and another one of his cards free. T

Thanks for the comment and I hope this helps, if not please comment again, and I will further assist.


anonymous 4 years ago

If you guys are trying to make coins the all pro pack method is definitely not the best way to do it. Most of the cards that are pulled in those packs go for no more than 500 or 600 coins. However, if you are lucky you can pull players like Patrick Willis or other high rated players that go for more than 50 or 60k, but most of the time you will lose 1-3k buying these packs and selling the players. The best way to get coins in this game is to buy players on the auction block and sell them for more than you originally paid. Example: There are 5 Patrick Willis' on the auction block. Four of them are going for about 75k. One is going for about 60k. Buy the 60k Willis and then sell him for a few thousand lower than the next price. That's 13k profit right there. If I get lucky with people posting Willis for lower than he is worth, I can make about 100-150k per hour. Trust me guys, I know what I'm talking about.


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Johnrr631992 4 years ago from Tampa, Florida Author

There is never a guarantee though that those 75k Patrick Willis cards will sell. And to be honest, from what I have seen especially with fantasy players now, the money you can make is much better. I have been saying all along the pack method works best once fantasy players are released, because you get them frequently, and they are high value for that collection. While you can attempt the 60k method, that is not guaranteed, and still takes collateral.


Jim 4 years ago

Nobody do the all pro pack method. It is not as effective as he says. Most players you get sell for less than 1k.


Anonymous Again 4 years ago

John, you would be surprised by how fast Willis will sell if you post for a few thousand lower than the others. It has never taken me more than about 30 minutes for it to sell although I admit that now that fantasy cards are out, it is more likely to make profit off of all pro packs, but I am a very unlucky person, and don't pull fantasy cards too often.


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Johnrr631992 4 years ago from Tampa, Florida Author

As said above, Jim, The method works best now that the football season has started. With the release of the fantasy packs, you really do make your money back.. And if you sell every card in the pack you WILL make back your money plus some. And occasionally make a lot more money. On 82,500 coins I spent buying 10 all pro packs.. I made back a little bit over 100k... SO you will make profit on the whole, and I didn't get any super cards... Just sold them all for a couple thousand a piece.. I didn't sell my contract cards either, which would make extra profit..


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Johnrr631992 4 years ago from Tampa, Florida Author

@anonymous.. Yes I know how the cards can sell for a couple thousand less and quickly, but also keep in mind most people looking here have no money.. if anything they have 20k, or less, and looking to learn to make money from there.. So for them, saving up 60k is going to be tough, especially if they are new.


Anonymous 4 years ago

But the cards still sell and you still make tons of profit off of it. Most people looking to buy willis can afford him.


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Johnrr631992 4 years ago from Tampa, Florida Author

HAHA, yes those who are looking to buy him, but my guide itself for making coins is for players who have little to no money, and looking to make profits from nothing.. If you have 60k then do that method, but a lot of my readers have no more than 20k.. so buying willis and selling him isn't their best option.


Jack is pissed 4 years ago

Ok man so what's the deal my friend said he completed the entire Fantasy Games, beat the last game, and then said he NEVER got his RG3 Hero Card, it says right on the thing if you win you get the RG3 card. It told him he has to get ALL the other guys to get the card, WHAT'S UP WITH THAT HORSESHIT?!


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Johnrr631992 4 years ago from Tampa, Florida Author

Hmm.. To be honest I don't know. I haven't done this weeks fantasy because I have been on vacation, and won't be back until week 2's fantasy. I assume that to get the RG3, you would have to complete the collection? but I was under the assumption you got a different card?Umm personally I don't know because i can't get on ym XBox.

WAYNE!, can you help me out here, and have you gotten RG3? IF so how? Or anyone else for that matter, if you know how please post is for @jack is pissed.. Thanks guys.


Wayne 4 years ago

I did get a RG3 fantasy card out of a pack but not sure how you attain the other ones as I haven't played any of the fantasy games, sorry guys.

On another not if you are thinking about picking up the Revis card, I would recommend against it and go with the 99 Dick Lane gets more picks and hits a lot harder for the extra 5,000 I would go with lane.

I sold the RG3 card for 25,000, I wasn't sure what to list it at as there weren't any comparables at the time but it sold as soon as I listed it which makes me think I could have sold it for quite a bit more.


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Johnrr631992 4 years ago from Tampa, Florida Author

hahaha yah you probably could have.. Anyway, I highly suggest the dick lane as well.. I have him after I played my friend, and was well worth it.


Wayne 4 years ago

lol, ya you win some you lose some, as far as the fantasy line up it looks as though after winning the 9 games all you get is a david akers card.

I played a few of the games and they are no walk in the park and seems like it may take some time to beat the 9 games, in my estimation it SHOULD be an RG3 card after beating the fantasy lineup but once again EA has chosen to make the payoff for winning these games not worth the time or effort.

Ya I had the Revis and was not particularly happy with his performance so I sold him and paid the extra for the 99 Lane and it was well worth it.


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Johnrr631992 4 years ago from Tampa, Florida Author

I hear ya wayne as far as time and effort, which is why I have yet to do many collections. I personally don't feel like spending that much time going through players for a mere 5000 coins.. Not worth it. Madden 12 did make it worth the effort giving 50000 for some collections..


ur mom 4 years ago

i'm not interested in selling players so is it worth it to buy great players for cheap money off the auction or is it better to buy packs


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Johnrr631992 4 years ago from Tampa, Florida Author

Much better to buy players right off the market then. Be a lot more practical for you.


Wayne 4 years ago

John- this is my first crack at the madden series so I don't really have anything to compare it to, my son has played it for a few years and he also plays the NHL series, to me the NHL series is much more streamlined, the developers of Madden could take some pointers from the NHL developers as far as how streamlined the play is and how much more the trade and auctions are used and also in terms of putting cards into the collections.

It is very tedious trying to sort through 800 or 900 cards add and remove players to and from the reserve to the active lineup, to me it is only logical that you should be able to keep your starters in the active and move your sale able cards and your collection cards right from the reserves, I think they dropped the ball here(no pun intended) and am not sure what they feel the gain is by having to go through all these steps to do so is.

The game definitely needs some streamlining as frustration definitely creeps in, some simple code written into the software can fix these issues and make it much more enjoyable to focus on playing the games and less time doing the menial tasks of sorting, moving, etc,etc.

I do however find the AH and trading to be quite enjoyable, but compared to NHL13 the H2H is a big loser as I find it very glitchy and almost unplayable whereas NHL13 is smooth and flowing.

Just my 2 cents.


Wayne 4 years ago

John- this is my first crack at the madden series so I don't really have anything to compare it to, my son has played it for a few years and he also plays the NHL series, to me the NHL series is much more streamlined, the developers of Madden could take some pointers from the NHL developers as far as how streamlined the play is and how much more the trade and auctions are used and also in terms of putting cards into the collections.

It is very tedious trying to sort through 800 or 900 cards add and remove players to and from the reserve to the active lineup, to me it is only logical that you should be able to keep your starters in the active and move your sale able cards and your collection cards right from the reserves, I think they dropped the ball here(no pun intended) and am not sure what they feel the gain is by having to go through all these steps to do so is.

The game definitely needs some streamlining as frustration definitely creeps in, some simple code written into the software can fix these issues and make it much more enjoyable to focus on playing the games and less time doing the menial tasks of sorting, moving, etc,etc.

I do however find the AH and trading to be quite enjoyable, but compared to NHL13 the H2H is a big loser as I find it very glitchy and almost unplayable whereas NHL13 is smooth and flowing.

Just my 2 cents.


Wayne 4 years ago

I apologize for the double post John, I also took another look at the fantasy lineup and Jack is right in week 2 if you have beaten all the games in week 1 and the 1 game in week 2 you should then receive the limited edition RG3 card so I am not sure why this didn't happen for Jack's buddy but it is definitely the case.

Cheers


Tom 4 years ago

Hello, could anyone tell me what collections offer the greatest reward for the effort needed to complete them? What are the rewards for completing the team collections with the small amount of coins given for each part of the collection added up? Also, I purchased a Gene Upshaw legendary card off the market for 3500, he kicks ass at the left guard position but I am unsure on the general value of his card, good purchase?


Wayne 4 years ago

Tom, to me there isn't much value in the collections as they are expensive to complete and offer very little value in return as John has stated above.

Nice pick up on the Upshaw, my advice for your off. line I guess would be J. Peters as he is reasonably affordable and can play any of the tackle or guard positions at between a 96-99 value.


Tom 4 years ago

I just learned that completing a team collection earns a key pack, are these key packs containing the same possible key cards as the key packs given for completing a teams regular season schedule solo challenge? My key cards as of right now include London Fletcher, Joe Haden, and Michael Griffin. Are these keys to the team collections? My last question is will EA eventually add collections for the rest of the legends such as Derrick Brooks, or Walter Payton? Thank you.


Wayne 4 years ago

Tom, I believe these are the keys to complete the collections for each team, as of right now I have only finished about 20 of the collections which haven't required a key card but I do believe that the team collections do require one as well as some of the more desirable collections.

I too am hoping they add to the legendary collections as I have collected all the Joe Montana cards as well as the Derrick Brooks cards, perhaps John has the answer for this as he is more plugged into the game than I would be.


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Johnrr631992 4 years ago from Tampa, Florida Author

Thanks Wayne for looking into that, and I AM 100% pissed that you cannot send a player from reserves to collection, or more than 10 players.. VERY annoying..

@Tom, I agree with Waynes first comment, that in all honesty collections are not worth it like Madden 12, IF ANYTHING add players as time goes on and eventually one day you may complete some, but doing them all at once will be WAY to much work..

@tom's second comment.. The key packs are completely random. You will get 1 player that is needed to complete a collection, but in all honesty it is much better to sell these players as you will probably make a LOT more money off them. The key packs are the same as the solo challenges, but in the end, the card you get is completely random, and you just have to get lucky..

@wayne, and TOM, Yes.. If you see the cards you get will sometimes say these are needed to complete the ultimate legend for so and so, and the card is not there yet. When the game was released obviously as you can tell by the servers, not EVERYTHING was worked out, BUT as time goes on more collections will be added. A new Ultimate legend collection was added last week, and I think they may add 1 per week, ALONG with added more legends as time goes on..


Tom 4 years ago

Thanks a lot guys I am looking forward to using these tips in MUT when I get the chance. I also made the mistake of playing through all of the Fantasy solo challenges this weekend only to realize that David Akers was one of multiple fantasy cards needed to be able to get the boosted RG3. I learned my lesson from not looking at the collection referred to in the description of the Boosted RG3 solo challenge, but at least I made a bit of coins and got a good kicker out of it. I haven't gotten another fantasy player in a pack yet so I will probably forget about completing that collection and just sell the fantasy players as I pull them. As time goes on and players all around the world open a countless number of packs will the sale prices on cards in the marketplace decline or will they balance out with some fluctuation? I have been playing Madden since 04 but have just given MUT a chance this year and was instantly addicted.


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Johnrr631992 4 years ago from Tampa, Florida Author

It all depends on the player Tom. Obviously this year the MUT auction house has essentially crashed because of the large number of cards there. YET as time goes on less people will be continuing with Madden, Less people putting in that big effort, and less people buying the packs with microsoft points. This will all aid greatly to you being able to make a lot of money. I know a handful of people who bought 10 legends packs when the game came out, but they are not buying paks anymore, so a lot less cards will be on the market, so PERSONALLY i see the price of cards going up as time goes on.


Wayne 4 years ago

John, I have to agree with you that as the shiny new finish wears off the game the cards will become more desirable therefore leading to the ability to improve profits off of cards that as of right now are quite common.

I am guilty of spending 500-600 dollars on cards but not everyone has this option, I guess it's a buyers market right now and if you can hang onto these cards you should reap the rewards down the road as more collections come out and the market does a 360 and the sellers will rule.

Ahhh the age of electronic card collecting,lol.

Cheers John,Tom.


Tom 4 years ago

I guess you are right, I haven't thought of it that way. I was thinking of it more like other multiplayer games that I have played before in how more and more users would flood the marketplace but I suppose you could be correct in that many casual players will drop off eventually. I wonder if I should use your selling methods now or wait until later, I guess I will just have to take a chance.


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Johnrr631992 4 years ago from Tampa, Florida Author

I would wait til later.. I mean now that fantasy cards are out, you are safe either way, it was people using my method 2 weeks ago that were not making money.. now you should be.


Tom 4 years ago

Ah Wayne thank you for making me feel better about having spent around $40 on electronic trading cards.


Wayne 4 years ago

Tom, I have found that the last week or so that buying the legend packs has not been paying dividends as there are a lot of the common legends in them that have hit the market and are selling very cheap, I am sure that as they start to release more of the new collections that the otto grahams, winslow jr., casper, etc should fall by the wayside and be replaced by more of the 99 Jerry rice cards etc. or at least that is my hope.


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Johnrr631992 4 years ago from Tampa, Florida Author

Agreed, I bought a couple legend packs after selling my Steve young 2 star, and got screwed.. NOWHERE near 35k value.


Tom 4 years ago

I have yet to even check the market for the legends I obtained, such as Young 92, Payton 96, Winslow Sr. 97, and Derrick Brooks 92. The packs I opened did, however, come with many cards I would rarely see in all-pro packs including Brandon Marshall, Roddy White, Julio Jones, Lardarius Webb, Osi Umenyiora, Eric Weddle, Patrick Peterson, and Marshawn Lynch. I am going to focus much more on the market in the coming weeks as up until now I have been playing many solo challenges.


Wayne 4 years ago

I opened up 3 legend packs today, I got 1* 99 aikman which is going for about 14,000 now, a 97 White which is selling for about 5-6k, otto graham 95 about 3-4 k, and a bunch more to throw into my ever growing reserve pile,lol.

I have got my team to a 98 and about 900 cards to sell with about 75k in coins, it has become my muse, but as John states above as well I would stay away from buying the legend packs at least for abit.


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Johnrr631992 4 years ago from Tampa, Florida Author

Wayne, Im jealous.. a 98.. im only a 92 or something.. be a 95 if i had a QB, but still.. I may have to take my earnings from this month on here and buy like 40 legend packs hahaha... Catch up to ya ;)


Wayne 4 years ago

lol, ya my wife just kinda looks at me and shrugs her shoulders, but to be truthful John if I hadn't made some poor purchasing decisions I should be at a 99, I'm sure a seasoned veteran like yourself given the circumstances and the money I've put into the game would have had this team at a 99.


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Johnrr631992 4 years ago from Tampa, Florida Author

HAHA, well, I think i have put a total of $60.00 into packs.. I could have a solid 97, but I have made some poor choices early on.. None the less, I plan on having a 99 at some point, hopefully sooner than later, and before allll these other games come out that I am supposed to write about haha.


Diddy 4 years ago

Hi John,

When you add a card to a collection, do you lose the ability to use that card in your lineup?

Thanks.


sam 4 years ago

how much would you sell an 89 charles tilman card for (start off price and buy now price)?


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Johnrr631992 4 years ago from Tampa, Florida Author

@ DIDDY.. Yes you do lose the card once you add it to a collection....

@ SAM... hmmm I can't get on madden to check but personally I would probably sell the basic card for about 400 auction, 2000 buy it now...


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Johnrr631992 4 years ago from Tampa, Florida Author

Sorry yourbreakfast.. I DON'T allow those comments on here bro, try another site for that. This site is not meant for that and I removed your comment.. Sorry


Wayne 4 years ago

I purged about 400 cards last night, most were 85 or lower, set the sell time for 1 hour and managed to sell them all, I was listing them between 500-1500 and most were selling before I could get the 10 listed so I just sat and kept listing as they kept selling, managed to pull in around 140,000 on cards I would never use or collect, I then took those coins to purchase a Willis and a 1*99 emmitt as I was only using Forte and Sproles in the backfield.

I hope today is the day I hit the 99 mark, unfortunately I think when I do attain this mark the fun may be gone and I will move on as I will have reached my goal.


Pat 4 years ago

I profited off of almost every all-pro pack I bought without any fantasy cards, it's just a pain in the *** to have to write down the name of every player you want to sell and then go in and check on what they're going for on the market and then have to go and add each one from your active cards. MUT is in need of some MAJOR streamlining


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Johnrr631992 4 years ago from Tampa, Florida Author

@wayne, I hope you reach the 99 mark, I am still working on a lot of things.. Quick question who is your punt returner/kick returner, and what is his rank.. For some reason with all my good players my kick returner is only like a 89..

@pat, Yes there are some much needed updates that should come, also I had to delete your links. Links are not allowed to be posted on the comments section. Sorry, just policy. Thanks for commenting and reading either way. :)


Wayne 4 years ago

John, Peterson is mine but Harvin is also really good, both 99's.


Pat 4 years ago

Is the 99 dick lane as good as the 99 d. sanders? Seems like sanders is almost double the value


Wayne 4 years ago

John- That's Patrick Peterson, I haven't been able to push past 98 yet not sure what I can do to upgrade.

99- wr,qb,LG,rt,rb,the,cb,fs,ss,dt rolb,le

97- lt,lolb,c

98-mlb,re

96-rg

91-fb

may have to upgrade FB that maybe enough to push me over.


justin5396 4 years ago

Why is brandon marshall available in week 3 of the jacksonville jaguar solo challenge? Is he a legit good card?


Joel 4 years ago

Can you give my a rough estimate when to stop buying packs, and what's the next step?


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Johnrr631992 4 years ago from Tampa, Florida Author

@Wayne.. Thanks I'll look into him, also yes I would try the FB, BUT before you buy one see if it gives the +1 at the top left, and that will let you know if you can get the 99...

@Pat, they are essentially the same, but for the value Lane is better..

@Justin, not sure, will check it out tomorrow, and let you know.

@joel.. Umm, I mean when you have enough money to buy your team you should stop doing that. I have 396 reserve cards, and a full team ranked at 95.. I haven't stopped buying and selling packs, BUT once I sell my reserves, I wont buy and sell packs because i SHOULD be able to get a 98-99 with the reserves I do have when i sell them.. Not to mention my replicas of the legends I have that I can sell. but when you have enough money you will know and will be able to buy your team.


Wayne 4 years ago

John, I know that the highest rated FB is only a 93 but I think I should be able to put a casper, winslow jr. in at FB as I believe they are rated as 99 fb's.

I think the highest rated lolb is a jacked up 96 Matthews but I may have to get another 99 rolb to play lolb and get that position to a possible 98 say a Brooks or ware.

LT is a tough one as I don't think I can get that position over a 97.

I am going to have to dig a little deeper today and see if there are cards that can replace the cards I have at their natural positions with cards that aren't but are rated higher once you put them in that position as I spoke of at the FB position.


adam 4 years ago

i got a 1600 point card and it wont let me buy any packs any idea on that one?


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Johnrr631992 4 years ago from Tampa, Florida Author

Good luck on your quest to 99.. I am just trying to make money to get my team up there.. I think im at around 50k, but im doing a few 3 hour specials in an effort to get to AT LEAST 100k tonight.. I don't think I will have a problem as i have a LOT of cards that I can sell to make that amount of money back.

I don't know adam, I mean did you add the card's points to your account?I assume you meana a microsoft point card?? if you did, then I don't know but I need more information of what you have done, and what is going on.. Thanks..


jerry 4 years ago

How do you make your coins back on gold cards all the cards you get already have tons of the same card posted for cheap and everyone undercuts everyone else you're lucky to even make half your coins back help please


jerry 4 years ago

some of the cards you get in gold packs go for like 500 coins and you spend 9000 to get the pack ive tried a couple packs and can't make any coins


sam 4 years ago

is it better to wait till christmas when everyone gets the game before I start selling people on the auction


Pat 4 years ago

It could go either way Sam, the demand and supply will increase at similar rates, but the auction house also has really weird prices, so who knows.


Jack 4 years ago

If I lose an auction , do i get my coins back?


Nick C 4 years ago

Anybody seen a derrick brooks key. I have the 1*99 and two others but no luck on his key card. I'm sure ea will be adding his collection soon. I had the Kurt Warner cards as soon as his 2* was listed. Had to be the first to get that.


Mac 4 years ago

Everyone on ps3 watch out for law45yadig, he is a scammer. Luckily I was able to get a larry fitzgerald and a demarcus ware and a 92 rice for P willis but I was supposed to receive a 2 star deion for a key ronnie lott but he flaked. Everyone on ps3 don't do deals with law45yadig


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Johnrr631992 4 years ago from Tampa, Florida Author

kinda dropped the ball on comments last couple days.. anyway.. in order since my last comment..

@jerry.. Now is when you should be buying the cards to make your money back....You should not have much of a problem selling the cards back with fantasy ones int here.

@ SAM.. i don't tink it is better to wait until christmas.. You should be good now...

@jack... Yes you get your coins back..


Justin 4 years ago

I gotta be honest, I buy a gold card pack and find myself losing money when trying to sell players I don't want on my team. There are many of the same players Im trying to sell, so I find myself having to lower my price just to get a sale. But in doing so I either get the same amount back or I lose about 3 thousand coins.


sam 4 years ago

how much is a 1 star deion


Brian 4 years ago

I have been reading this and have to agree with most of the other people, it is soooo hard to make your money back on a all-pro pack. I actually thought I would save up for the 10 pack, so each pack would be around 8200 instead of 9000. This didn't work either, I haven't physically sold all the cards yet. But I only got 3 cards worth good money, most are worth less than 1000 (way less). I added up a realist figure and i can probably make about 65,000. Since everyone is under cutting every player listed, it has drove the price down on most of the regular cards. I've found that buying low and selling high actually makes more money than selling the cards in packs. Just a thought, not saying this doesn't work for everyone.....just not me.


Wayne 4 years ago

Sam, I bought a 1* deion and it cost me about 95,000, I would be willing to trade for a 1* Lane plus ????.


Wayne 4 years ago

Brian, there is a lot of truth to what you are saying as I believe the only packs that are getting the new fantasy cards etc. are the legendary packs, now I may be wrong about this so John please correct me if this is not the case.

The AH prices are not only changing daily but hourly, cards that I once bought and sold for 40,000 are now bringing 80,000 which for most people has become out of reach.

I did however get a kellen winslow 85 key card yesterday for finishing a regular season matchup that fetched me 68,000 coins because you need it for the kellen winslow collection albeit the first time I was able to make any real coin from the cards that have been given to me for finishing any of the games on solo challenge I do hope it won't be the last.

There are a handful of buyers on the AH that are there literally 24/7 sniping all the good deals on cards, then taking them and flooding the market with them at unrealistic prices forcing the consumer to buy them at those prices.

What I have been doing is picking the card I need at the moment say derrick brooks as an example, I will then go through the listings and check them all slowly to see the average pricing which will give me a good idea what price I need to make money on that card.

From that point I will close and reopen quickly and scan the times very quickly if I notice a number ending with 58 or 59 I will check the posting as i know it will be new therefore being able to jump on the new listing before anyone else sees it.

I have had very good luck with this and have beaten the card snipers to most of the deals, now this should work with any price card be it a 1200 coin card or a 100,000 coin card, of course the higher priced cards will fetch you better ROI but if you need a starting point I would do this with the cheaper cards and then work your way up as your coin count grows.


Wayne 4 years ago

To follow up, I DO NOT tie my coin up in auctions that will end in 2 days and for that matter I don't really look at bid pricing I only really check the buy out cost as you can't afford to tie up your investment coin in bidding wars and 2 day auctions you need to have your coin making coin for you now, and it can't do that by sitting in a bid for 2 days only to end up in a bidding war that you lose, therefore tying up coin that you could have been using the last 2 days to buyout and resell and adding to your coin count.


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Johnrr631992 4 years ago from Tampa, Florida Author

Okay, so it seems many of the same questions. As i have said more than once.. The prices have been a LOT different than I have seen in the past. Also as I have said multiple times, the best thing to do is wait til the game slows down. With FIFA coming out, and many other I see a lot less people playing. I also see the prices rising. LOT of questions about all pro, and legendary.. Umm one thing I am finding is when i buy a legendary pack, i am losing about 20k if i don't get a half decent legend.. and that is sad. I bought a 3 pack for 100k, and made back about 60.... As far as gold packs, I have had more luck with them, but even still the selection of cards, and prices are awful compared to Madden 12. The only thing that can help us, is the release of better cards, ALONG WITH more collection that require specific cards for that collection..

ALSO

If you were getting more coins to complete a collection, you would spend more to complete it. BUT with a 5,000 reward, you aren't gonna spend 50k on that collection, so I think this is mainly EA SPorts' fault for adding such awful collection rewards....


Jboges 4 years ago

I'm new to this and was wondering if you submit a car to a collection do you get that card back or do you lose it?


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Johnrr631992 4 years ago from Tampa, Florida Author

You lose the card, but get a small coin reward, and 1 card less to completing a collection.


Shane 4 years ago

At this point it is impossible to get ahead in collecting cards unless you pay money. You can't auction off cards and get far enough ahead to replenish those cards. The coins you get for completing collections is a joke. It's not worth losing the cards for a measly 10k in coin. There are so many of the same cards out there that the value of them is low. Does any one know if this is any different from a PS3 to an Xbox?? I have a PS3 and I am finding that you can't make enough coin auctioning them off then what it's worth. I really enjoy MUT but I am not going to spend any more $ and I am not going to play 10 games just to get 9k in coins. I feel like I spend more money buying contracts than anything. Madden 13 needs to adjust the reward for completing collections otherwise this years MUT is a bust and not worth anyone's time if they don't want to spend big bucks........


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Johnrr631992 4 years ago from Tampa, Florida Author

Yah, I am starting to agree, that either big things need to change, or the whole league will count as a bust...


Wayne 4 years ago

I agree Shane and John, I have spent a ton of cash buying packs that is the only way I have gotten to the point I'm at, as I stated above.

I have stopped buying the packs as I too have refused to stop hemorrhaging any more money into this game.

I finally got the 99 team but in order to keep up with the collections you need to invest in more packs or purchase them from the AH, the prices are so high that it is not worth the 70,000 coin investment into a 35,000 coin return and receive a key card back that is worth 3000 coins, if my math is correct that is a 42,ooo loss, It is very hard to stay engaged in a game where you are constantly on the raw end of the deal.

I spend most of my time scouring the AH trying to buy and sell to build my capital up but then invest in one collection and poof all is lost.


Wayne 4 years ago

Lol, my math was wrong, a 32,000 coin loss not 42,000, at any rate just not a good investment but I guess that is EA's plan is to get you to spend more money so it is in there best interest to keep coin counts low so the consumer keeps purchasing card packs.


Brian 4 years ago

Yeah I agree with you Shane collections are a joke, why would they make the pay out so small? 5,000 coins for completing all the Home jerseys?? Last year it was like 10 times that amount. It's super hard to pull high rated cards too, at least for me. My best players are the 4 game loaner cards you get for beating the regular season solo challenges. It makes it frustrating that they would be so focus on people paying real money for good cards, that just isn't right. Playing head to head online so is lag filled that it forces you to play mut or connect career. I've bought every madden since 1998, and it stinks that this year is soooo limited. Graphics are good though this year, which is the only why I keep playing.


Wayne 4 years ago

Brian, I understand what you are saying about the H2H matchups, you would think that with the money that people are investing in this game they would have a reliable server setup for H2H play, not only the money that the consumer is spending to purchase electronic cards but also having to purchase their online pass etc.


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Johnrr631992 4 years ago from Tampa, Florida Author

I mean, the best thing everyone can do is complain to EA, more specifically the Madden division. I have sent in a complaint about the collections, but others need to as well, so that they know they screwed up. It is very frustrating that they are killing the Ultimate Team with the bad collections.


mayaworld2u 4 years ago

Great site BTW and glad I found it. I'm a lot older and decided to play madden13 once again and i'm hooked on MUT. I've bought legend cards but still have not been able to get the Elite cards i want. Is it not in the legends pack? I have a fair amount of legends but i want those red elite cards! Thanks in advance.


Wayne 4 years ago

morning maya, I have opened a ton of the legend packs myself and have yet to come across any of the elite cards except of course the HC's, I know that they are pretty pricy on the AH, and I do believe that you get them out of the Legends packs, you are talking about he LE Revis, LE Willis etc?


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Johnrr631992 4 years ago from Tampa, Florida Author

@ Mayaworld The elite cards are yes in the Legends packs AND in the all pro packs, it is just MUCH harder to come by in the all pro packs... None the less, I have gotten a couple elite cards before (not the very valuable ones) and I got mine out of all-pro packs..

@wayne, I assume that maya was talking about elite cards in general which are like fantasy cards, that got released based on players who show outstanding performance, but are not legends.


Wayne 4 years ago

Thanks John, me being new to mut myself I am just learning as I go.


Evan 4 years ago

do you post the gold contract card to the AH or do you quicksell it?


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Johnrr631992 4 years ago from Tampa, Florida Author

Never quick sell anything, you should be able to get AT LEAST that back, if not a little bit more on the auction house.


Evan 4 years ago

How much can i get for an 82 marcus trufant on the AH?


hubby44 4 years ago

Need patrick willis to complete 49ers collection and its so expensive probably will never complete it lol


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Johnrr631992 4 years ago from Tampa, Florida Author

Don't know if he would even be worth adding to the collection.. If I got him in a pack I would use him, or trade him before throwing him into the collection.


hubby44 4 years ago

I know that's what i should do i just hate being one away


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Johnrr631992 4 years ago from Tampa, Florida Author

Yah, I hear ya, I just honestly don't think its worth it, especially if you get like a key card that is only worth like 1k.. then you'll be really pissed.


cory 4 years ago

newbie here - so after reading this article and then the comments it looks as though the strategy you listed might not be worth it anymore? Just wondering if it's worth going down the road of spending 9k or not and following the instructions.


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Johnrr631992 4 years ago from Tampa, Florida Author

It is and it isn't... Assuming the fantasy cards are put in abundance, now is a good time to start making money especially since a significant amount of people have stopped playing the ultimate team..


Tom 4 years ago

I have found that probably the best way for me to easily make coins is to buy the higher ranked fantasy players while they are still being pulled in packs and therefor are selling low on the AH on say, a Saturday (this is usually when it is best to find low prices on the AH), and then holding onto them until it has been a while since people were getting them in packs and they are limited in the AH. If I don't want to wait a couple weeks at the very least then I wait until they are selling for much higher prices on weekdays in the morning and then I list them as the lowest buy now price. For example I bought two 97 Clay Mathews fantasy cards when they were still in packs for 65,000 and they are now selling for 60,000 EACH. It has only been maybe two weeks and I plan to watch their values climb before I sell them. Now that the fantasy cards are available in packs it has been best by far to buy legendary packs which ALWAYS contain one fantasy card in my experience. Without spending real money to buy those packs, I could imagine it would be quite difficult and even-more-so unlikely that someone could get lucky and pull one of the better fantasy cards on a pack that is, what, 35k in coins? That is why my method only works once you have some capital to work with: The greater the value of the cards you are reselling, the greater the returns, obviously.


Rabid Penguin 4 years ago

I just tried this and bought a gold pack and looking over the auctions given the cards I got I will make approximately 2000 coins (on the 9000 coin investment). Even the 48 game contract extension starts at 600 but there are a dozen available and nobody bidding on them! The stadium, uniform and coach are useless. Even the best card - Darryl Smith LOLB 92 is up for anywhere between 2000 and 9999 however the only card with any bid on it is for 400 (probably a good investment)!


cory 4 years ago

Yeah i guess i'll keep playing for a bit and see how it goes. i'm at that point where contracts are starting to expire, so it's going to be more of a challenge just trying to earn $$ in solo matches to keep up with purchasing contracts to keep the team going unfortunately.


hubby44 4 years ago

How are peoples buy now price at 0 on ah. It wont let me do that.


Tom 4 years ago

When you complete a players career unlock collection, is the collected card returned to you in every case? I want to collect my Kellen Winslow and Emmitt Smith career unlock cards but I would also rather put them towards the ultimate legend collection later on when I have the required cards.


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Johnrr631992 4 years ago from Tampa, Florida Author

HUBBY, I think the only way this can happen is if someone buys the card. When someone buys a card off auction then the buy it now price becomes zero until it is removed, or you refresh the screen.


cory 4 years ago

so now that' i've been playing mut for about a week or so, i'm noticing i have a bunch of cards that i guess are pretty much scrap? by this i mean the base set of cards i get aren't available to be auctioned, nor are they needed in any team collection. same as coach cards, i have a few of those and don't see a collection for those either. do people just discard them or keep them around as backups?


Dirknash 4 years ago

Great list. Anybody have a Anthony Fasano card on the Ps3? I'm dying to get him.


Dirknash 4 years ago

Also auctioning 80 Overall key legend Kurt Warner on PS3 auction house. Bid right now is 11000.


Tom 4 years ago

I wish I would have known that Collecting the career unlock legend only gives you a "Collected" version of the same card that you CANNOT put towards later collections or even sell or trade before I tried it with my Kellen Winslow Sr... At least I didn't do the same to my Emmitt Smith because the only card left I need for his ultimate legend collection is the one star. If anyone wants to make a reasonable trade for the one star Emmitt then contact my Xbox Live Gamertag: "While Toking." Thank you


hubby44 4 years ago

Preseason solo challenge coin rewards went up by 1000 coins not sure about other ones. To bad i missed out on 18000 coins for the ones i already finished.


reddogg708 4 years ago

whats the deal with the red 99 coach cards?? simply a boosted card?? cant find a collection for them??


Tom 4 years ago

reddogg708 they are not in a collection but they are merely boosted coach cards that add a point to a certain stat and also lower a certain other stat by a point. You can find out what they aid and deduct from by flipping the card over and looking just below the stats.


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Johnrr631992 4 years ago from Tampa, Florida Author

Tom is correct, not in a collection, just give a 1-2 point boost,and negative to a stat.


ravinder 4 years ago

how can i star a new ultimate team career


Adam 4 years ago

How do I get to the regular season solo challenges? All I can find is the preseason ones.


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Johnrr631992 4 years ago from Tampa, Florida Author

use the right stick, or RB buttons (xbox) to scroll to the other types of challenges.


Adam 4 years ago

Thanks John!


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Johnrr631992 4 years ago from Tampa, Florida Author

No Problem.


Marco Polo 4 years ago

I've bought 4 gold packs so far, and can only just barely get my money back. 5 of the cards I get each time aren't ever players, and the ones I get are rarely rated high enough to get any more than 1500. Based on my experiences so far I'm tempted to call bull on this one. All I get is punters, centers, and the occasional shitty CB. Not a single HB, WR, or QB except for Ryan Fitzpatrick.


Adam 4 years ago

Anyone selling a Patrick Chung (85 SS for the Pats) or willing to trade?


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Johnrr631992 4 years ago from Tampa, Florida Author

I mean, it is luck, but there are still ways to make money on the game, and this is the best method, unless you want to spend your own money.


Benny 4 years ago

When do the points prices change during the week? ive noticed that every thursday they are boosted. what are the other days?


Benny 4 years ago

I have searched and searched and can't find anything on the solo challenge points changing every so often. If somebody could give me the time and days they are boosted It would be greatly appreciated. I have found myself waiting for those days to play any solo games to get the most out of them as i can.

Thanks in advance


Tom 4 years ago

Benny, it is completely random. They boost the solo challenge rewards up every once in a while by anywhere from 250 coins per challenge, to 500, to even most recently 750 last Wednesday/Thursday. There is no way to predict when they will next boost the solo challenge coin rewards, but you could follow Ea Sports Madden Ultimate Team on twitter or like their facebook page for the best chance of knowing ahead of time when they will have special promotions, or even what new cards they plan to release. Other than that, it is impossible to know when they will boost the coin rewards, but it is always a great idea to knock out as many solo challenges as you can during the boosted reward period to make large amounts of coins for beating challenges you would have eventually beaten for normal rewards.


th3king2011 4 years ago

hey wats up guys!!! I have a couple of questions maybe somebody can help me. I'm still playing madden 12 ut. I am going to get madden 13. but i don't know if i am going to get credit for my madden 12 cards and coins towards madden 13, once i play madden 13 ut, do I get better players, since i have a decent team in madden 12. my team rating is 88 pretty good, I even have gale sayers legendary card!! can somebody help me.


Benny 4 years ago

Tom, Thanks for the info. I've been searching forever trying to nail down the boosted times. Random does make sense cuz they would be boosted on tuesday but not the next tuesday. I'm gonna check out their twitter. Thanks again.

th3king2001, I didn't play madden 12 but i have noticed something in madden 13 about MUT 12 cards. I can't tell u any more cuz i didn't pay attention seeing how i never played madden 12. stay tuned and im sure somebody will help you out further. Good luck.


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Johnrr631992 4 years ago from Tampa, Florida Author

@ Th3King your Madden 12 career in no way will transfer over to Madden 13 sadly.. You will notice a bunch of things that may upset you coming right from madden 12 to 13, but also some things that you will enjoy.


th3king2011 4 years ago

aw man, i was keeping hope, not even the coins? Well thanks john i been wondering that for a long time.If anybody wants to buy my cards in madden 12 my gamertag is TH3KING2012 on xbox. thanks again john.


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Johnrr631992 4 years ago from Tampa, Florida Author

Sadly not even the coins you will be able to keep..


Drew 3 years ago

hands down, brandon banks for KR. only 65 overall, so hes cheap, but hes 99 overall KR. you're welcome


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Johnrr631992 3 years ago from Tampa, Florida Author

HAHA, I may have to look into him.. I forget now who I ended up choosing as my kick returner, but someone suggested a player above who helped a LOT.


Packermanforlife 3 years ago

Can someone please reply. So i'm new to this making a profit from cards. So with the 9000 coins i have, i should buy a single all pro player pack, qucksell the contract card, and place all the players on auction, right? But how do i know people will want to even buy my cards, what if i wasted 9000 coins?


desses21 3 years ago

i just got madden and i wanna do it online and when i go online i am able to change my team and edit my roster but i can't do any auctions or bid off players. why wont it work


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Johnrr631992 3 years ago from Tampa, Florida Author

@Packermanforlife... I mean, this is the best way to make coins.. But if you are just starting I would suggest using this pack to build your team.. This guide is for those like me who have a 95+ team, and about 50,000 coins and looking to make money..

@desses21.. I would assume that you are going to the wrong screen, or do not have enough money to bid on that player.. But with that being said, I would contact EA Sports if this is just a game problem, because they may be able to assist you better, and you can talk with them, and go through what is needed.


kyle 3 years ago

maybe its just cause people have stopped playing ultimate team but for players starting ultimate team now, this approach simply wont work. MUT is pretty fun its it's a bummer how its dependent on other users. Cause of that MUT is only in its prime for about two months after madden is released.


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Johnrr631992 3 years ago from Tampa, Florida Author

Yah, I'll agree that Madden 13 is a lot tougher now for ultimate team. Although right after christmas is not too bad..


Joel 3 years ago

I was just curious if anyone knew how much the Steve Young Ghosts of Madden past card is worth its only a 93 but can't find it on the auction.

thanks


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Johnrr631992 3 years ago from Tampa, Florida Author

Sadly I have no idea.. Anyone else out there know?


TNT 3 years ago

The last time you updated was November 20th, it's December 30th now.

Are there any changes, updates, or additions you'd like to address regarding the MUT economy right now and your coin method?


swoosh 3 years ago

im not getting as much coins as you said??


levi 3 years ago

im one day in the ultimate team and i bought a gold pack then put it on the action i only got like 6,000 coins? what pack is the best to buy to keep for my self and get good players?


tucker 3 years ago

I have kurt warner key dick lane george blanda michael irvin dave casper if u want any add ICE_ICE_BABY53

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Johnrr631992 3 years ago from Tampa, Florida Author

@TNT... Yes an update is scheduled.. sadly with 155 guides, things need to be constantly updated, but Madden has not skipped my mind. Most will stay the same, but I will probably add some notes..

@Swoosh.. Now is a good time since a lot of people got this for christmas, but on slow down times it is extremely difficult to have success with ultimate team due to the lack of people.

@Levi.. Just stick with it.. I did gold/legends packs, but sadly I don't have much time for Madden right now with everything else I am working on..


Kendall 3 years ago

there is in fact a ultimate coach's collection in he extra's section


Kendall 3 years ago

reddogg708 2 months ago

what's the deal with the red 99 coach cards?? simply a boosted card?? can't find a collection for them??

Tom 2 months ago

reddogg708 they are not in a collection but they are merely boosted coach cards that add a point to a certain stat and also lower a certain other stat by a point. You can find out what they aid and deduct from by flipping the card over and looking just below the stats.

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Tom is correct, not in a collection, just give a 1-2 point boost,and negative to a stat.

Its in the "extras" section in collections shorty after "hardest working". If that makes sense?


Jack 3 years ago

How do you remove a card from the auction??


pen15 3 years ago

If you search a gold player and look at the lowest sellers, for many players they sell less than 1000. So, if i sell someone for 2000 why would anyone buy that instead of a cheaper one. This doesn't work. Trust me.


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Johnrr631992 3 years ago from Tampa, Florida Author

@Kendall.. Thanks hahaha..

@Jack.. To remove a card from the auction you go to my auctions (or similar).. Find the card, highlight it, and remove from auctions.. Although after a certain point, or once bids are placed, you may not be able to remove such players..

@Pen15... At this point it is a little harder to work a strategy like this because most players are only looking for BIG players.. BUT there is still potential to make some $$$


Eddie 3 years ago

Hey i just want to ask you why antonio cromartie cost so much


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Johnrr631992 3 years ago from Tampa, Florida Author

He may be part of a collection, or an important card.. But definitely a card needed for something..


Irwin-35 3 years ago

How about certain collections worth completing? I know that I completed the Campus Champions collection and made about 10k coins just from buying all the players needed (spent 30k to acquire all players, reward was 40k)


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Johnrr631992 3 years ago from Tampa, Florida Author

Only the newer ones they have been adding are worth completing.. The ones that came with Madden 13 stunk, and they did a crappy job.. Im glad a lot of us complained because the collections have gotten a little bit better but still not like Madden 12 profit margin for completing collections.


jack 3 years ago

When I buy gold packs I end up gaining only 1k or even losing coins. Thanks for the great advice.


calvin13 3 years ago

Do you know of any coin glitches? People keep messaging me saying they know some.


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Johnrr631992 3 years ago from Tampa, Florida Author

I couldn't help you with that calvin, and I doubt there are any out there to be honest.


Saints 3 years ago

Hey John, if I got outbid on a card on the auction block, would I get my money back for the bid that I spent, even though I didn't receive the card?


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Johnrr631992 3 years ago from Tampa, Florida Author

yes you will get your money back after the auction is over if you don't win.


Chargers 3 years ago

hey john how do i get contract cards if their not available in card offers and i don't wanna get it from the auction?


Joshua 3 years ago

Yes this strategy for making coins doesn't work at all now, the " no player will go for less than $2000" is a joke, there are players ive auctioned 10 times and got $200 for them, and they are silver cards at a 75 level. Its VERY VERY VERY hard to make an ultimate team get really powerful, even enough to play anything other than preseason and the first 5 or 6 regular season games. The good players cost $160000, to get your team 94 + you have to either spend an unbelievable amount of coins, and to generate that you have to perfect how to auction, what to buy for cheap, then resell it, you have to know how to outbid people when theres a bidding war, (which is impossible to perfect, but you can get as good as you can get, and still its so messed up how its set up), basically without buying backs, you have 0 chance of getting a team that can beat elite challenges, or get players good enough to sell to make coins to get the truly good players. MY son bought $60 worth of packs, I bought about $30, in that almost $100 neither of us got a player worth one of those ones like $200,000. My son got a BCA card (pink Breast care awareness card) worth $60,000 which is the highest out of both of us. I hate how the gaming industry makes games that you have to either play 12 hours a day, and do tedious things to get coins to make a good team, or you HAVE to spend a lot of real money. If you spend $60 you should have a 95 rated team just from those packs. Ugh, ive tried selling the game on ebay to get GTA because it frustrates me so much. The resale value is so low though that i can't even get $35 for the game.


Matt 3 years ago

Say im auctioning a random player. What should i put as the starting bid?


Dj 3 years ago

I was doing this for the last 13 months its still not working!!!!


Steve 2 years ago

So I'm new to MUT and I'm playing 2013 and I have a question. I just completed a set and got "Collected" versions of some players. Does that mean I can't put them into any collections? They are not good enough players to put on my team. Thanks!

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